It all fits... (playlist episode 88)

"nature's template"

There are weeks and then there are weeks. To be honest, I have been feeling a bit betwixt and between as far as new music of late. Until this week I had not received much in the way of new artists and tracks to share. Perhaps this is attributable to the summer months (think: ”summer is a slowdown pace, man.”). Ah, yes, very true. But then, seemingly out of nowhere, along comes an earstorm's worth of heavy and highly shareable tracks. This week’s show shared the fruits of this recent harvest of fresh summer releases (and a couple soon-to-be-released advanced listens as well!). From big bands and big arrangements, to smaller groups with complex musical statements—all fit together, were woven, if you will, to create the mix for this week. To my ear, musically, it all just fits.

Don't forget that you can listen to all of the music from the last episode, “Points of Interest/Points of Departure” from the comfort of your browser (click here). This week's artwork is a detail of a larger work, “nature’s template” created by yours truly.

Listen to (most of) this week's music from one convenient YouTube playlist: Click the image below. Thanks for listening!

This week's featured music

Composition Album Artist
Swift To Hear, Slow To Speak Swift To Hear, Slow To Speak Anthony E. Nelson, Jr.
Woke Up Today In My Room Jacob Collier
Higher Ground Greatest Hits Stevie Wonder
Epistrophy Presents MONK'estra, Vol. 1 John Beasley
Oska T Presents MONK'estra, Vol. 1 John Beasley
Request Potato Beginning of a Memory Matt Wilson's Big Happy Family
25 Years of Rootabagas Beginning of a Memory Matt Wilson's Big Happy Family
Gather Round, The Revolution Is At Hand Touch My Beloved's Thought Greg Ward
Exodus Telstar The Tornados
Telstar Guitar in the Space Age Bill Frisell, Greg Leisz, Tony Scherr & Kenny Wollesen
Crowds Tapu Sampler 2016 - side A Michel Banabila
All The Pretty Horsepower Dark Territory High Risk
Highway Anxiety Modern Country William Tyler
High On A Hillto Dig My Mind Nick Lowe
Cupid Must Be Angry The Convincer (With Bonus Disc) (Disc 1) Nick Lowe
The Great Unwind Modern Country William Tyler