Saturday, March 23, 2019

Perfect Son - So Divine

So I am nearly done listening to my epic Google Music Editors' Choice playlist for February 2019 - over 150 songs and more than 10 hours of music. You can find it here:

AllMusic 2019-02 Playlist

I try to do this every month. I go to the Editors' Choice page for the month and grab 3 "track picks" from every Pop/Rock, Folk, Country, Blues and Electronic album on the list. It gives me great exposure to all kinds of sounds I just won't hear anywhere else. And these days, most every album on the list is available streaming from somewhere. Sometimes there are new compilations that aren't streaming, like February's The Complete Singles 1970-1980 double CD set for Gordon Lightfoot, or Michael Rother's Solo, a 4 CD retrospective. But these I can usually pull together some samples from previous releases.

One of my favorite's so far from the February list is Perfect Son's debut solo album Cast. Perfect Son is Tobiasz BiliƄski, a Polish musician and this album is a great sounding prog / electronic rock album with lush sounds and some deep rhythm. I can't wait to dive into it further. All three songs on my list are really great sounding, but if I had to pick one, it would be So Divine. The cover is a little odd looking, but the sounds from within are dynamite!

But that doesn't mean the other songs weren't great too. Here's Lust:

Monday, March 4, 2019

pronoun - Wrong

One of my favorite tunes from 2018 is Pronoun’s Wrong. Pronoun is, to quote, “[t]he confessional pop project of Alyse Vellturo”, whatever that means. Guess she grew up here in Boston and graduated from the Berklee College of Music before she went to New York. No albums yet, really, but a couple great songs. I love the sweeping hook on Run:

But even better is the great catchy chorus of Wrong
and you cant go backwards
guess i couldn’t ever relate
now im sitting feeling sorry
for somebody that i hate
and it feels so wrong
and it feels so wrong
Check it out. And I hope she comes back home soon for a show or 3, because I will definitely try to check it out.