Posts tagged ‘Classical’

June 8, 2022

Wordless Wednesdays

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

Short and sweet, slinky and sublime, “Movement 2” by Paul Cortese finds his viola dancing through the space where traditional folk melodies meet the sophistication of classical. A piece that would be just as natural on the stage of a concert hall as it would be in village pub, it does what all great art should do; scratches a previously unknown itch and leaves you wanting more.

May 8, 2021

We Never Asked For This

We Never Asked For This is our short reviews of the best releases that showed up in our inbox unsolicited this week.

Today we clean out the inbox and find treasures from Annie from the Canyon, Nasty People, Savage The Poet, Niia, Sonny and the Sunsets, Rather Vapid, The Jupiter Effect, Julie Title and Paul Cortese & Oscar Martin.

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February 11, 2021

Fasman’s Finds – Girma Yifrashewa

Fasman’s Finds is our column from Rebecca Fasman (intrepid record nerd, DJ, and curator at the Kinsey Institute) in which she shares what she’s listening to and why. 

I have been VERY happy with the snow this week. Here in Bloomington, we’ve had a thick coating of the best type of snow, the type of robust, non-watery snow that stays crisp and snappy on the frozen ground. I will take this over the ubiquitous wet, grey, snow-slush forever, and I especially love the way this type of snow muffles sound. We all move through it differently, trying not to fall, paying attention to the ground, to our watery eyes, to the spots on our bodies where the cold air hits us. There is something revitalizing about this deep freeze phase of winter, joy in the hibernation and coziness of inside and care in the intense body awareness and efficiency when outside. Here is a perfect song for all of it, from an equally perfect album: “The Shepherd with the Flute,” by Girma Yifrashewa, on his stunning 2014 release Love & Peace. Stay safe and cozy. 

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