Archive for November 16th, 2022

November 16, 2022

Wordless Wednesdays

Wordless Wednesdays is our column where we spotlight the best new instrumental tracks.

Once again we are bending the rules on Wordless Wednesdays by bringing you a song that does indeed have words; but the words present in Dave Hawley‘s “Bhava” are disembodied, ambient vocals singing in a foreign language. So your English language processing brain is free to just let them float through the mix as another color adding to the rich palette of piano with percussion. It’s impressive how all enveloping the song is with only a few key ingredients, but such is the mastery of composition on display here.

November 16, 2022

The Midweekly – Long Mama

The Midweekly is our column from Mike Jeffers; lead singer of Chicago punk stalwarts SCRAMmusic junkie and all around righteous dude.

Named for a cactus, imbued with both endurance and fragility, the music of Long Mama takes on those characteristics as well. Out of Milwaukee, they have dropped their debut, Poor Pretender, a record that has bloomed beautiful flowers, guarded by prickly thorns. Simply put, it’s folk, country, and Americana. No frill or gimmicks, just classic songwriting. Stories that shake the dust, and ache the heart. There’s a light touch to the rhythm section, a sharp twang to the guitars, and a magnificent voice over all of it. Handle this one with love and care, and if you get pricked every once in awhile it’s ok, just pretend it didn’t hurt. 

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