Let me be clear. This was not a good year for music. In fact, this was a bad year for music. And I don't mean deaths of musicians, tragedies, or other random sad or unfortunate events. Artistic level of albums released in 2018 was not satisfying to say at least. After a magnificent 2015 and … Continue reading The Best of 2018: Albums
A lot of things happened in 2017. It was a year of emotions, bravery, and women's voices - sincerity, openness and reflexivity steered the way through our musical voyages, while trying to comprehend what was going on around us - globally and in our own private lives. As you can imagine, there is a great potential in such vibrant times … Continue reading The Best of 2017
This year was all about emotions, bravery, and women's voice. Bring back your memories with this compilation of what was the best about music in 2017 - sincerity, openness, and reflexivity. (The songs' order is non-evaluative.)
Let's experiment with our emotions. Or let's get emotional about our experiments. This mixture of alternative music, rock, and musical otherness will bring you to an other dimension.
Screw it. Rock is the best. And it tastes great when served with a pinch of electronic flavor.
Delicate electronica meets acoustic sound. It's time for reflection, rest, relax, and a little bit of dancing.
Be afraid. Set your speakers to an eclectic mashup of industrial rock and electronic music to spice up your week. These contradictions actually make a pretty, but a very nasty couple.
Let's get experimental, but keep soulful about it. It's not an easy listen, but it will surely take you on a spiritual journey.
Delicate, nostalgic, liberating, and a little emotionally painful. Music for your lonesome evenings.
Dark, intense, and beautifully affecting. Songs that will pull you out of your comfort zone and put you in an emotional rollercoaster.
Experimental songs with emotional depth. Concentrate. Relish. Think. And don't forget to enjoy.
Alternative music in its prime time. Let's go dance ourselves clean, relieve some anger, and thrive.
Electronica with a delicate feel. Enjoy the danceable sonic subtlety.
Brace yourself. Autumn is coming. Cover yourself with this moving and subtle collection of songs for long evenings.
Easy-listening playlist, which nicely accompanies an ending summer.
This is a heavy listen. Massive songs with an indie feel and a monumental strength. Converge, LCD Soundsystem, Brand New, Car Seat Headrest, Black Lips, Elder and more.
Soft, nostalgic, sorrowful, but warm songs fill this playlist consisting of songs by such artists like The National, The Accidentals, David Crosby, and Cloud Control.
Let's take some time off and listen to these synth-filled downtempo tunes. Enjoy an atmosphere full of dreamy wonder, tension and relief. Brought to you by Moses Sumney, The Horrors, Destroyer, Mount Kimbie, Belle & Sebastian.
Grizzly Bear came back after five years of break. While their previous LP, Shields, was a marvel full of imaginative and sophisticated compositions, Painted Ruins were expected to deliver pretty much the same. But let's be clear. It did not. Promotional singles were a prelude to what became a compilation of well executed, but watered-down, … Continue reading Grizzly Bear – Painted Ruins
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard's latest album Sketches of Brunswick East, recorded with a collaboration of Mild High Club, is their third this year. And it sounds like Metallica's signature fourth song. It's the first toned down of the bunch. It's also complicated with sophisticated structure, but gives us a space to breathe and recharge without losing … Continue reading King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard with Mild High Club – Sketches of Brunswick East
Modern folk turns dark and mysterious turning into the powerful, ominous, yet amusing rock, which invites you to get on a dancefloor and release the energy. Brought to you by an unobvious pairings of Randy Newman and Grizzly Bear, Queens of the Stone Age and Foster the People, and more.
Remember Bob Dylan's Self Portrait? Well, there it goes again. Arcade Fire come back with Everything Now - their weirdest and probably weakest LP to date.
Listen to the playlist presenting a subtle art of rock, pop, delicate voices and soothing synths with a pinch of nostalgia and sorrow. Brought to you by Arcade Fire, Rhye, Chris Stapleton, Jerry Martin, The Who, and more.
Alternative music is alive. Indie music is alive. Pop music is alive. Merging all of those above is alive. Such bands as Coldplay, Arcade Fire, The Killers, St. Vincent and Radiohead provide songs to prove that.
This is a proof of declining boundaries of pop, indie, experimental and dance music. The best new singles by LCD Soundsystem, Phoenix, Paramore, Katy Perry and Harry Styles shows how to party and reflect on a modern world.
Listen to a dark mixture of rock, metal, youthful indie, electronica, and experimental music, presented by both classic and modern tunes. Brought to you by Floating Points, The Afghan Whigs, Slipknot, System of a Down, Feist and more. 2
Sometimes I have a feeling I'm no longer listening to Timber Timbre, but to young alternative universe version of Bob Dylan with dreamy synths (Velvet Gloves & Spit). Or just electronica-inspired I'm Not There soundtrack. Or mellow Arcade Fire/David Bowie (Grifting). Or Leonard Cohen (Western Questions)?! Or dreamy, contemplative Bruce Springsteen? Either way, Sincerely, Future Pollution … Continue reading Timber Timbre – Sincerely, Future Pollution
This is a journey through rock, electronica, acoustic thrill and folk sadness, which concludes with a metal's grand finale. Brought to you by Goldfrapp, British Sea Power, Mastodon, Julia Holter and many more.
March started with wonderful new singles by alt-J, Afghan Whigs, Coldplay, and a great comeback by Grandaddy. Then it went downhill. Black Sabbath has finally disbanded after farewell tour. An era has ended with Chuck Berry's death. But there's still hope. We got fantastic new albums by Laura Marling, Mount Eerie (yes, I'm still crying), … Continue reading Music Recap: March 2017
Strong hip-hop statements, continued through electronica, indie rock, ending with a classical dreamy shoegaze. Kendrick Lamar, Future Islands, Jamiroquai, alt-J, Broken Social Scene, Wire and more forms alternative playlist for both reflection and some entertainment.