A Random Music Post

I’ve been all weird about blogging lately, because i have a bunch of posts ideas that have been blocking me. Posts too difficult to write because I’m not able to articulate my feelings on the topics sufficiently (ugh, one of them is Twitter, of course 😒).

Anyhow: Let’s just make this a music post, to unbreak the log jam. Here’s some stuff I’ve been listening to and loving.

Gabriel Garzón-Montano

I have been loving Gabriel’s output for a few months now. Golden Wings was a huge hit for me for a couple of straight weeks, and his album Jardín is also full of great stuff. The play counts on these youtube videos are criminally low.

Pan Amsterdam

What a fascinating old-school rap style. Great album.

Devon Lamarr Organ Trio

I have watched this live performance multiple times, along with another from The True Loves. What a fun band (and the albums are great too)

Tenderlonious

I feel like you don’t hear so much jazz flute these days, so Tenderlonious’s whole album The Shakedown is worth listening to.

Jeremy Dutcher

Jeremy Dutcher’s album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa recently won the Polaris prize. My understanding is that he learned songs of his ancestors recorded on wax cylinders, and added music. The result is incredible. It’s worth listening to over and over again.

July-October Music.

I got very busy after June, in the mad dash to get the OMR compiler component out the door, and so I got behind on writing up music.

Of course, I didn't stop listening! So, I'll try to go through some of what I found awesome over the last few months. 

John Lee Hooker's Decoration Day: Heartbreaker of a blues song. 

Sarathy Kowar's album Day to Day is fascinating. Bhajan is :thumbsup:. 

John Scofield's jazzy take on House of the Rising sub. Fun, especially as I've been learning to play guitar, and the straight forward traditional House of the Rising sun was one of the first things I learned to pick up. 

Swedish born Snoh Allegra... well, I'm not going to write much better than this.

I have a huge appreciation for finely constructed pop music that's a little on the edge. This Banks song is right up my alley. No idea what's going on with the video, and lyrically: ? ? ?. But finely constructed pop. 

I only recently discovered Derrick Hodge as an artist on his own, but he's played on Robert Glasper's albums before, so I've almost certainly heard him play before. I actually wanted to embed his song Transitions, but Soundcloud tells me not available in Canada. Sad face. 

Stormzy: Solid modern grime. 

Rag'n'Bone Man - Human. Great, heartfelt. 

Alright. I think that's enough for this edition. I'm sure I missed an enormous amount, and will find new things. But, hopefully I'll do these more frequently and have less enormous gaps!