@@@ Nick Hakim: Green Twins (ATO, 2017). Some faded Beach Boys indie off this week’s CFUV playlist email. After a mellow intro he brings in some medium funky beats with a tad of space organ and the continued sedate vocal trip. The second tune brings in a pair of super reverbed guitars pulling some single line melodies. Hakim is working an earnest r&b vibe. Hakim’s strength is his arranging skills and singing but I fear he gets a bit lost in his sounds and there could be more mess and more soul.
@@@ Bad Breeding: Divide (Iron Lung, 2017) Some sizzly and skanky hardcore whip frenzy off this week’s CFUV playlist email. It sounds like somebody running down the street spinning diapers full of shit that sprays passers by. Atypical guitar playing and fart ass bass sound — I really appreciate this mess, it’s not halfway. These guys got it going on punk rawk style yo.
@@@ Yo Gotti & Mike Will I Make It: Gotti Made it (Gotti Made it, 2017) Some gangsta flavored rap off the Apple Music hip hop. This first tune is a boasta — he’s got a hand in a lot of shit. It sounds like he might be in the drug dealing business and it appears he has owned firearms for a while now. The beats and bass are wicked if you’re up for some drug dealing glamorization lyrics and some gunshot samples. Oh, and a generous helping of anti-women sauce. Just sayin.
YTD recordings listened to: 346
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 198
Not good music: 133
Honorable Mentions: 2
Possibles: Chris McGregor, Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Leviathan, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Janelle Monae, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Gentleman Surfer, Satoko Fuji, Moken, Juan Atkins, Drone, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Magrudergrind, A Tribe Called Quest, Noname, Gouge Away, Anna Hogberg, Klara Lewis, Aethenor, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, James Brandon Lewis, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, Power Trip, Reverend Payton, J.I.D., Oddisee, Forro in the Dark, RAM, Oumou Sangare, Fiver, Dona Onete, Succumb Succumb