I curate two Spotify playlists. When I update them I write short two-line reviews here. Sometimes the reviews are three lines. The rules are not strict.
Artist: James Billet
Track: Never Lose Flight
Location: London, UK
The organic musical production of this song caught my attention quickly. I love the sound of well recorded and unadorned acoustic instruments. That may have been enough, but then twenty seconds into the tune, James’ voice came into the mix and stopped me in my tracks. This is a beautiful song from a real talent.
Artist: Glass Peaks
At first I though this was just a groovy mellow tune with a crazy line in the lyrics about jumping into traffic. And then that cool guitar break came up in the bridge. Now it is a groovy mellow tune with a crazy line in the lyrics and a cool guitar break. All of those things are awesome.
Track: Angels in the Fog
Location: Perryville, MO
I can’t decide if this tune matched my mood today, or created it. Either way, it worked. I dig Jailbox’s low vocal harmonies and mellow production.
Artist: La Roboká
At this point it is no secret that I dig this crazy band. Check out the full album review here. You can also watch the new video for ‘Misophonic’ below.
Artist: Chade Summerset
Track: Dragon Radar
Location: Binghamton, NY
For a brief two minutes Dragon Radar creates a nice landscape with a piano line that sounds like it comes from the score of an old movie, a simple hip-hop beat, and an occasional female voice. Also… cool anime inspired title.