• New Colors

    Spring is in full color these days. In tandem with the colorful seasonal change, lots of new music—new musical colors and textures—has been released over the last several weeks. This week’s show cast a light on a number of new releases revealing a multitude of sonic colors. Checkout this week’s playlist to see what colored the musical airwaves. Don't forget that you can see what was featured in last week’s show, “Power” (by clicking here). This week's artwork, “colors” is an altered/remixed photograph by yours truly. You can also see the full image here.

    As always, thanks for listening!

  • Power

    I have mixed feelings about the term/genre “power pop.” Not about the music that is often saddled with this label, quite the contrary. It’s the words chosen to define the music that fills this genre—“power” and the killer, to me: “pop.” Too often “power pop” seems to carry a residual negative and/or a dismissive err about it when I hear it used. Is it just me? Perhaps. Is this a label, a genre, that is more an artificial artifact from the 20th century? Time will tell as we move onward in this century. Time and again, labels and stuffing music into restrictive genre bins seems to be too limiting at times. But, I digress....the good news: today’s show cast a light on a number of exceptional bands and tracks that swim, some more deeply than others, in the waters of “power pop.” Magnificent sharp and heavy guitars mixed with driving yet economical arrangements filled the airwaves for part of the morning. More and different power was on display with a deep dive into Fripp and Eno’s live recording from 1975, a classic. Finally, the show opened with the fabulous “Pharaoh’s Dance” from Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew. The inspiration to include this track was in part born out of reading a great post that illuminated the fascinating creative process that flowed throughout the making of this release. Highly recommend checking the post out and listening to any track from this classic Miles Davis album. Timeless music. Checkout this week’s playlist to see what else was featured. Don't forget that you can see what was featured as part of the last episode, “Steps” (by clicking here). This week's artwork, “power” is an altered/remixed photograph by yours truly. You can also see the full image here.

    As always, thanks for listening!

  • Steps

    This week’s show focused on new and old(er) releases...and much in between during both hours. Checkout this week’s playlist to see what was featured. Don't forget that you can listen to all of the music from the last episode, “Twice Lit” (click here). This week's artwork, “steps” is an altered/remixed photograph by yours truly. You can also see more images here.

    As always, thanks for listening!

  • Twice Lit

    This week served up a host of doubles and a number of longer tracks that helped cast twice as much light as usual on both the artist and their compositions. Checkout this week’s playlist to see what was “twice lit.” Don't forget that you can listen to all of the music from the last episode, “I got silence on my radio; Let the air waves flow” (click here). This week's artwork, “highlights” is a detail of an altered/remixed photograph by yours truly and you can also see the full version here.

    As always, thanks for listening!

Otherworldly (playlist #140)

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It was nice to be back playing new music and fabulous favorites this week! Checkout this week’s playlist to see all the music played. Don't forget that you can listen to all of the music from the last episode, “Harvesting” (click here). This week's artwork, “otherworldly” was created by yours truly.

Thanks for listening!


Composition Artist Album
“Juju” Dr. Lonnie Smith All In My Mind
“6 Mama Bear Love Army” New York Electric Piano State of the Art
“The Epic” Pat Metheny Group American Garage
“Unnamed Cells” Myriad3 Moons
“Pantheon” Julian Lage Modern Lore
“Throughout” Bill Frisell In Line
“The Beach” Bill Frisell & Arild Andersen In Line
“Betula, Pt. 1” Amulets Betula
“Sandstorm” Peter Gabriel Passion: Music For The Last Temptation Of Christ
“Black Origami” Jlin Black Origami
“Reggie-n-Rex Express” New York Electric Piano State of the Art
“Undiscovered First” Feist Metals
“You're The Man (Pts. 1 & 2)” Marvin Gaye The Very Best

Harvesting (playlist #139)

"harvesting" by gbmediadesign

‘Tis the season of “Best of” lists. I have never composed, and doubt I ever will, my own year-end list of “best of” releases, but I do take a look at lists that others create to see what is/was new and interesting that I missed. For today’s show, I pulled some “Best of 2017” tracks from the excellent YouTube music review channel, deep_cuts and the British avant garde music magazine The Wire. There was also time for sharing outstanding new releases by New York Electric Piano, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Julian Lage, and Björk. Checkout this week’s playlist to see and/or listen to all of this week’s discoveries—old and new.

Don't forget that you can listen to all of the music from the last episode, “Birthdays” (click here). This week's artwork, “harvesting” was created by yours truly.

Thanks for listening!


Composition Artist Album Listen Now!
“Because” Giacomo Fiore My Heart Comes Undone/Because EP Apple Music
“Evensong” Robert Fripp & Brian Eno Evening Star Not available for streaming at this time.
“El Condor Pasa (If I Could)” Simon & Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water Apple Music
“NKISI (EDIT)” Chino Amobi Paradiso Apple Music
“Starwood Choker” Bing & Ruth No Home of the Mind Apple Music
“Carrie & Lowell (iPhone Demo)” Sufjan Stevens The Greatest Gift Apple Music
“Fourth of July” Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell Apple Music
“I Am Consumed” Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith The Kid Apple Music
“I Am a Thought” Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith The Kid Apple Music
“Utopia” Björk Utopia Apple Music
“Useful Chamber” Dirty Projectors Bitte Orca Apple Music
“Holy Room” Somi Petite Afrique Apple Music
“Water Music I” Robert Fripp Exposure Not available for streaming at this time.
“Here Comes The Flood” Robert Fripp Exposure Not available for streaming at this time.
“Water Music II” Robert Fripp Exposure Not available for streaming at this time.
“Reverence” New York Electric Piano State of the Art Apple Music
“Dig The Whole” New York Electric Piano State of the Art Apple Music
“Theme 001” Jaimie Branch Fly or Die Apple Music
“...Meanwhile” Jaimie Branch Fly or Die Apple Music
“Alhambra” Dr. Lonnie Smith All In My Mind Apple Music
“Earth Science” Julian Lage Modern Lore Apple Music

Harvesting

‘Tis the season of “Best of” lists. I have never composed, and doubt I ever will, my own year-end list of “best of” releases, but I do take a look at lists that others create to see what is/was new and interesting that I missed. For today’s show, I pulled some “Best of 2017” tracks from the excellent YouTube music review channel, deep_cuts and the British avant garde music magazine The Wire. There was also time for sharing outstanding new releases by New York Electric Piano, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Julian Lage, and Björk. Checkout this week’s playlist to see and/or listen to all of this week’s discoveries—old and new.

Don't forget that you can listen to all of the music from the last episode, “Birthdays” (click here). This week's artwork, “harvesting” was created by yours truly.

Thanks for listening!

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