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: Laurence Jones
Track: I’m Waiting
I was already digging this bluesy rock romp before the guitar solo hit. But then at the two minute mark, Laurence Jones kicked into a blistering wah-wah driven Stevie Ray Vaughn inspired Stratocaster shred, and I was hooked.
Artist: Yukon Blonde
Some tunes, I fast forward. Others, I rewind. “Cry” got a few rewinds. This song has all the best elements of synth-pop, indie-pop, and even a little disco. I like the way the guitars and synths double each other. Groovy.
Artist: Allison Leah
Track: Fly Home
Location: New York
Allison Leah stradles wisdom and innocence in her writing and her performance. This is a beautiful song from a talented young artist. Also, her backstory as a childhood jingle singer is pretty cool.
Artist: Mort Garson
Track: Music to Soothe the Savage Snake Plant
A friend just turned me on to this masterpiece of experimental electronic music from Mort Garson. Sears used to give this record away with mattress sales in the 70’s. This is legendary Moog mastery. It is perfect.
Artist: Eamonn Wattt
Location: Shetland Islands, UK
Waves of synthy feel-good vibes flow overhead as you dream of Gulliver’s floating city in the sky.