Monthly Recommendations: January 2018

Feeding Fingers – Do Owe Harm

“Through post-punk aesthetics intermingled with synthwave and experimental pop, Feeding Fingers shine a new light on xenharmony, and convincingly make use of different tuning systems, such as 15- or 22-EDO, Bohlen-Pierce, and Carlos’ ɑ, β, and γ tunings, showing a good grasp of microtonal music theory and practice. On that point, at no moment during the forty minutes that the album lasts is the choice of going beyond twelve-tone a distraction to the enjoyment of the music.”

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Garrett Wingfield’s Octopod – Monoliths and Sepulchres

“The album moves from free jazz during the prelude, postlude, and interludes to composed scores in the main tracks. Consequently, the result is a highly aberrant album that’s nonetheless a more than recommended listen. Its theme is to grow progressively sillier, which is pretty blatant beginning with “Interlude [JS]”.”

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Hago – Hago

“Rooted inside the Berklee College of Music, the core trio of the band writes music that is undeniably professional and connoisseur. All the members, however, play exquisitely, and this makes Hago sound like a true masterpiece! Amidst proper prog metal sections will intervene genuine jazz sections, effectively thimblerigging your expectations.”

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Portal – Ion

stylized as

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Honourable Mentions

Dear Apollo – Volume One
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Death Drag – Shifted
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John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble – All Can Work
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Jute Gyte and Spectral Lore – Helian
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Ouzo Bazooka – Songs from 1001 Nights
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Perfect Beings – Vier

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Rabitrup – Swvmps II
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Vantana Row – Vagina
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Venetian Snares – She Began to Cry Tears of Blood Which Became Little Brick Houses When They Hit the Ground
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On February 1 2018, this entry was posted.
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