December 11, 2021.
Week 49 2021 Hi you all, I hope you’re having a great December so far, welcome back to your Blog LT1KF my music lover friends, here we go again with these 9 picks that I handpicked for you to enjoy, let’s take a look at this round of 9 Albums/EPs you should listen to, released all of them recently (remember that you always can take a look back at our previous week recommendations here).
1- IPT Aquarian Mixtape. Debut EP 5 different tracks (almost, because one of them is an instrumental version) that carry fairytale atmospheres and sounds, almost like a little opera. Folk, jazz, and electronica converge together in the lush ambience created by the artist. You can keep reading our review here.
2.- Madeline Cutler Ocean Floor. Debut EP In here own words: “Although this is my debut EP, it is the culmination of years and years of not only writing and performing music, but of feeling all of the emotions that come along with experiencing growth and grief. The post-pop, indie-adjacent vibe reels you in, but it’s the lyric-driven nature of the EP that makes you stay. It tackles many facets of what it means to grieve, to experience loss, and to find hope at your most deeply hopeless–I think many listeners will feel seen when they hear these six songs.”
3.- Kaeli, Kaleidoscope is a collection of expansive pop songs that showcase KAELI’s versatile vocals and powerful storytelling abilities, with influences spanning from Whitney Houston to Bon Iver. In her own words “Each song shows a different side to me as a songwriter and a person, and explores different times within my life.”
4- Jimmy Eff The Better Start Jimmy and Jonny have been recording and mixing this EP, and which contains the lead single “You’re Not Alone.” You can read our review for this track here. And for the EP here.
5.- Bicyclops Marooned Debut Album in his own words “this album marks a new stage in the evolution of my songwriting towards more emotive, vocal-centred compositions, featuring my main instrument (the guitar) more prominently than ever before, while still maintaining the palette of electronica/ambient music”
6.- Jules IDENTIFY: WHO AIM is a concoction of alternative hip-hop beats and pure storytelling, with every track displaying more of Jules’ conscious lyricism and exploration of spoken word. This is Jules like you’ve never seen before but also what she does best; blending various sounds together with a message. You can read our review for “Feeling Myself” here.
7- The Deep Blue Taking On Water sees the band produce a body of work as comforting and honest as their harmonies are heavenly, demonstrating The Deep Blue’s divine ability to tackle the most emotional, hard-hitting subject matter and turning it into their own unique brand of beautifully crafted indie-folk.
8.- Charlie Tyler Surrender The Ghosts in her own words: “Combining melodies, songwriting and harmonies likened to Fleetwood Mac and Carole King with haunting pop vocals, I really strive to create authentic and honest music that is completely instrument and chord lead, with my writing partner Russell James Williams. We really feel as though the music we create has something much more unique to offer and the alternative pop feel that we have managed to develop really helps to show the artistry within each composition.” You can read our review here.
9.- Evolutionary Sleeper Labyrinthian is the debut three-track EP from anonymous instrumental artist Evolutionary Sleeper. Each track involves a different vocalist, each vocalist interpreting songs that had previously been intended for release as instrumentals. ‘Labyrinthian’ is an EP born of experimentation & a singular determination to realise a creative vision.
This week two bonuses, first Megawave the album Rainbow Heartache covers personal growth for the band members, Michi Turk (vocals/keyboards), Mike DiGiulio (guitar/bass), and Mike McCarthy (drums). In January 2020, Michi received a diagnosis of multiple neurodivergence as well as an autoimmune illness, which had a great impact on their personal relationships and is reflected in their lyrics.
The second one is for Grabstain and his EP Across the Aeon an epic journey through the universes. The sound combines several genres: drum&bass, rock and folk. “Everything that happens to us is not accidental” is the main leitmotif of the release. Due to the mixing of genres, the music sounds extremely energetic, while sometimes gloomy.
I hope not only you can enjoy this track but also support these bands streaming and sharing their work that obviously you can fin in the Playlist Less Than 1,000 Followers, Female Rising Stars, Indie Only, Alterindie State of Mind, Chill – Folk – Acoustic, Autumn Acoustic, and Sickest & Dopest.
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Here is a guide (Playlist) with one track from each of the albums presented in this round up: