Crossroads

with Palindrome

Monday, May 22, 2017
18:00 to 20:00
Rock/etc
other shows

Artist Song Album Label Comments New
Emel Princess Melancholy Ensen Partisan 2017; Tunisian-American vocalist Emel Mathlouthi (Arabic Bjork -- great synth and deep bass!) *
To Rococo Rot Kolner Brett 2 Kolner Brett Staubgold 2001; Berlin electroacoustic trio (great production and balance of ambient and IDM)
Susumu Yokota KODOMOTACHI Sakura Skintone 1990; Tokyo underground future house (sup interesting vocal sampling here)
Caracoa Stolen Deity New Middle Passage Inam 2017; Newport, RI minimalist techno (wow absolute new favorite spacey techno track) *
Casino Versus Japan Aquarium Whole Numbers Play the Basics Carpark 2002; Milwaukee IDM Erik Kowalski (swimming in the ethereal primordium)
KAYTRANADA, BadBadNotGood WEIGHT OFF 99.9% XL 2016; amazing collaboration between Haitian-Canadian producer Louis Celestin and Toronto-based drumming machines BadBadNotGood (wonderful addition to the album -- BBNG has really mastered technically intensive drumbeats and grooves for diverse genres of music)
Stove The Meat Is The Meat That Fell Out Exploding In Sound 2016; CT alt-punk led by Steve Hartlett [Ovlov] (unexpectedly amazing album opener)
Slothrust Like A Child Hiding Behind Your Tombstone Everyone Else Dangerbird 2016; Brooklyn emo acoustic rock (their most melodic AND angsty)
Bully Trying Feels Like Columbia` 2015; Nashville emo rockers (sums up my vibe perfectly when I'm trying and failing at everything)
Phyllis Ophelia Oblique LIVE -------------- -------------------
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Shobaleader One, Squarepusher Coopers World Elektrac Warp 2017; Jazzy drum'n'bass collective led by Tom Jenskinson [Squarepusher] (mega groove and you can feel his electronic IDM in the drums)
Chico Hamilton Abdullah and Abraham Capitol Rare: Volume 2 Blue Note 1999; 60's jazz drumming dynamo (released on a compilation vinyl -- great middle eastern influence here)
Kamasi Washington Truth single Dom Chi No 2017; up-and-coming saxophonist (a long song with a lot of character in saxophone and piano)
Kevin Krauter Bachelor single Winspear 2016; somber acoustic folk instrumentalist (frontman of Hoops out of Indiana)
TV On The Radio Staring At The Sun Young Liars Touch and Go 2003; Brooklyn indie rock (experimental piece mixed with soul vibes)
Grails Chalice Hymnal Chalice Hymnal Temporary Residence 2017; Portland experimental post rock led by drummer Emil Amos (Holy Sons, Lilacs & Champagne) *
Cloudkicker Let Yourself Be Huge Let Yourself Be Huge s/r 2013; Chile post-rock (bouncy and fun but also weirdly barren?)
Midori Takada Crossing Through The Looking Glass We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records 2017 (orig. 1983); awesome Japanese minimalist percussion (amazing resonance on marimba and reed organ)