Brian Reitzell comes with quite the resume.
Cloud-rap? Post-R&B? We still don’t have much of a lexicon to describe the latest wave of bedroom producers who push well-worn hip-hop tropes into more experimental, freeform territory.
It’s easy to want to side-eye this album off its title alone. Only the quality of Filthy Rich’s past work clears this first hurdle.
A quick and dirty short-player, the Bird Zoo alum’s “Mussolini” EP feels infinitely longer than its quarter of an hour.
Usually, referring to a jazz artist’s “stretching out” implies improvisation. Trumpeter Akinmusire’s new release shows him stretching compositionally as well.
Local electronic music is scarce, but Beacons seems eager to change that.
Jon Ashley’s Doghouse Flowers is an earnest collection of depressed country songs that tell tales of pretty much every woman who has done him wrong.
Assuming the vernacular here, vis-a-vis “way out” as a righteous analog, then there is definitely truth in advertising: This is definitely sunny, breezy weather music.
Released as two separate EPs, Nemo Achida’s run of consistently good, if not great, hip-hop continues. Side A is produced by Jet Taylor, B by Pinky Liberachi, with one self-produced cut.