You would expect for a song called “Sad” to be comprised of soft folk strumming, but this tune from Bartosz Ługowski’s latest album, Pogoda, is barely melancholy. Turns out, in Ługowski’s native language, Polish, ‘sad’ actually translates to ‘court.’  UPDATE: Bartosz Ługowski reached out to let me know that Google translate is garbage. ‘Sad’ is in fact Polish for ‘orchard,’ which actually makes the most sense out of any of these … Continue reading

Wash off ash from life’s disasters with soothing neoclassical sounds from Richard Luke  Originally premiered on the 405, view archived article here.  Richard Luke and Amira Bedrush-McDonald recently combined their respective talents on the piano and violin to write and release a beautiful neoclassical record called Voz. Conceived by Luke when he was unable to speak, the title is ironic; the album features only peaceful … Continue reading

Best Albums of 2017, part 2

#11-30, ordered alphabetically Kim Ann Foxman – Energy EP buy album | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Soundcloud Gabriel Garzón-Montano – Jardín buy album | website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Soundcloud | Bandcamp Geotic – Abysma buy album | Twitter | Instagram | Bandcamp Abysma by Geotic HDLSS – Selections From DUMB SnG album review | buy album | website | Facebook | Twitter … Continue reading Best Albums of 2017, part 2