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In Black Robes is the second of two albums released by guitarist and songwriter Sarah June. Like her debut, she recorded the album alone in her apartment with just her guitar, her voice and a keyboard for percussion textures. Sarah has a voice that sounds like a young girl but... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Enluarada Music
After making two albums in the South Coast in Australia, Holly Throsby headed to Nashville to make A Loud Call. Her early releases had been acoustic and intimate and recording in Music City brought access to the best musicians and more instruments on the record. The Sydney-based singer-songwriter wanted to... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Enluarada Music
The Frankie Sparo musical period was over way too soon. The moniker was used by Canadian musician Chad Jones for three record releases in the early 2000s and Welcome Crummy Mystics was the third, last and the most elaborately arranged of the three. The Frankie Sparo debut was mostly a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2021 at Enluarada Music
Rob Crow’s output of new songs and new records never seems to stop. The San Diego-based artist has been releasing records since the mid-90s, either on his own or with one of the dozen-plus bands he’s been involved with. He Thinks He’s People is Crow’s fourth solo album (depending on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2021 at Enluarada Music
Aldous Harding’s first album captured the attention of music lovers in Australia and her home country of New Zealand in 2014. Party was her follow-up album, and it introduced her to the rest of the world after she had signed to the British label 4AD. John Parish, best known for... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2021 at Enluarada Music
It would take a few years after he ended Grandaddy to see Jason Lytle’s first solo album and it’s a great one. After disbanding the group in 2006, Lyle moved from Modesto, California to Bozeman, Montana; built his own studio, and recorded this gem of an album. Lyle plays all... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2021 at Enluarada Music
I’ll Be Lightning was Liam Finn’s debut album, and yes, he is the son of Neil Finn from Crowded House. Liam shares a similar singing voice with his famous father and he also writes great songs with beautiful melodies. I’ll Be Lightning is an impressive first record and Liam recorded... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2021 at Enluarada Music
Mad Love explores the heartache, longing and sadness that comes with being in love. Probably best expressed with his cover of “Once I Had a Sweetheart,” the New York singer-songwriter presents each of Mad Love’s painful songs with slow, chilling vocals and deep, hazy arrangements. Cheval Sombre is the stage... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2021 at Enluarada Music
Skyscraper National Park was Hayden’s quiet return to music after a long layoff. His debut album had created a label bidding war that made him retreat to his home and maybe give up on being a professional musician. But after a few years in exile and then three years of... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2021 at Enluarada Music
The Cairo Gang is the moniker of multi-instrumentalist Emmett Kelly and his personal musical projects. The Los Angeles-based musician is mostly a session player and a live sideman, but he has also been releasing his own music since 2006. Twyxt Wyrd is a recording he made with a group of... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2021 at Enluarada Music
For Bibio’s fourth album, he made an exceptional record packed with creativity and variety. The British musician and producer threw all the musical genres into a single recording—rock, folk, hip-hop, psychedelic, spacey electronic music, funk—they’re all here. If one track doesn’t fit your taste, skip to the next one to... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2021 at Enluarada Music
In 2018, the Canadian band Foxwarren released their Juno Award nominated self-titled album. The group completed the record in 2014 and it sat on the shelf because of the sudden success of band member Andy Shauf and his 2016 solo album, The Party. During the four-year wait, and in-between Shauf’s... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2021 at Enluarada Music
Martina Topley-Bird’s Quixotic is an impressive debut album. The London born musician made the record after spending several years singing with Trip hop artist Tricky. Quixotic is a genre-busting album with different musical influences and guest appearances from Tricky, Mark Lanegan and guitarist Josh Homme. The record has great songs... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2021 at Enluarada Music
Wonder Wonder was Edith Frost’s third album release, and it’s another record of brokenhearted songs. Frost made the album while she was living in Chicago, using local musicians and the engineering talents of Steve Albini, famous for his records with Nirvana and PJ Harvey. Frost was also working with producer... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2021 at Enluarada Music
On The Sand and the Stars, the music is mixed with the sounds of seagulls and ocean waves rolling to the shore. The English band took their instruments to a beach in Cornwall, and they recorded parts of the record playing in the sand. The record was Bristol-based Movietone’s fourth... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2021 at Enluarada Music
Saya and Takashi Ueno of Tenniscoats are two of the busiest musicians around. They seem to be always recording or touring, either with their own band or collaborating with others. The married couple has made records with Jad Fair, The Pastels and Norman Blake of Teenage Fanclub, to name a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2021 at Enluarada Music
String Machine is a seven-piece collective from Pittsburgh, PA, led by multi-instrumentalist David Beck. The rest of the group is made up of his childhood friends and Death of the Neon is the bands’ second release under the moniker. It’s also the first where all the band members worked as... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2021 at Enluarada Music
Message Personnel is another gorgeous album by French singer Françoise Hardy made during her most fruitful period of recording in the early 1970s. The record pairs Hardy with producer Michel Berger, who contributed two songs and selected the writers for the remaining tracks to complete the album. Hardy had written... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2021 at Enluarada Music
Dear is about Keaton Henson’s breakup with his first girlfriend who was also his first love. The British musician was eighteen at the time and the songs express the sadness he felt on the day their relationship ended. The honesty in the lyrics had kept Henson from playing the songs... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2021 at Enluarada Music
Australian singer-songwriter Emma Russack wrote the songs for Permanent Vacation while she was on a three-month holiday, lounging on the beach. She had made a bit of money touring and she returned to her parents’ house in Narooma, New South Wales, for a sabbatical. Permanent Vacation has some of the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2021 at Enluarada Music
C Duncan (Christopher Duncan) is a Scottish multi-instrumentalist who not only made his first album Architect alone in his home, but the record was also nominated for a Mercury Prize and for Scottish Album of The Year in 2015. Impressive, for a debut record by a young musician in his... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2021 at Enluarada Music
After years of playing in different bands and releasing acoustic music under his Moor Hound moniker, Steve Marino made this satisfying collection of songs with guitar and strings. Fluff is Marino’s first record under his own name, his first vinyl release, and the first record he made as a collaborative... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2021 at Enluarada Music
Astronauts, etc. is the moniker for Oakland-based musician and DJ Anthony Ferraro. Living in Symbol is his second full-length album, produced by and recorded with Chazwick Bundick, who sometimes goes by the name Chaz Bear but is mostly known as the artist behind Toro y Moi. Ferraro made some of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2021 at Enluarada Music
The Garifuna Women’s Project was a ten-year adventure for producer and musician Ivan Duran, recording the songs, the voices and stories of Garifuna women, who live in the Caribbean islands and in Central America. Duran began traveling in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and his home country of Belize in the late... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2021 at Enluarada Music
When the members of Thievery Corporation, Rob Garza and Eric Hilton, first met in the mid-‘90s, they bonded over a love for a lot of the same music, including Bossa Nova and composer Antônio Carlos Jobim. While Brazilian music would have an influence on their sound from the very start,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2021 at Enluarada Music