On Air Next: 2-18-2015

On-Air Next by James Calvet 2.18.2015 Radio 1190 KVCU Almost 6 years since the last installment, Mystic Bummer, a fantastic DIY electronic artist out of Denver, gathered up 32 of Denver's greatest experimental artists as released the most massive local compilation in recent history: Wet Pizza V (Wet It Be). Across the 32 tracks on this album, the genres span from experimental electronic dance music to noise roc...

19 Feb 11:31 PM 0 Read More...

CDotM: On Your Own Love Again by Jessica Pratt

Radio 1190 CD of the Month: February Jessica Pratt - On Your Own Love Again James Calvet - KVCU   It's no secret that Californian singer-songwriter Jessica Pratt draws influence from the folk singers from the 1960s and 70s but her sophomore album On Your Own Love Again strikes a deeper chord than her debut. The echoes of Joni Mitchell and Jefferson Airplane haunt Pratt's delicate croon still haunt the rec...

28 Jan 9:15 PM 0 Read More...

CDotM: The Night Air by Shady Elders

Since their inception in 2011, it's amazing that local-darlings Shady Elders have garnered so much praise in under four years. Following a packed EP release show in early December, Shady Elder's newest release The Night Air has proven them to be one of Denver's most promising live acts. After a two year process of writing, recording, re-writing and re-recording this set of tracks, the end result clearl...

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The Year in Review: Editor’s Favorites, Autumn 2014

          Autumn was by far the most bountiful season in terms of both quality and quantity. Perfume Genius released Too Bright, a personal, defiant album and a delightful departure from his traditional stripped back piano pieces into uncharted electronic synth world. Flying Lotus also took a leap forward with You’re Dead!, his jazziest, craziest and chillest instrumental hip hop album to d...

31 Dec 2:48 AM 0 Read More...

The Year in Review: Editor’s Favorites, Summer 2014

      Summer was a bit slow compared to spring, but the few albums that I did care for for were all of really high quality and especially fitting for the season. A Sunny Day In Glasgow put out Sea When Absent, a pretty dreampop shoegaze album with echoes of psychedelia and an album built for afternoon drives along the California coast (I’ve never actually been to California, but I can ...

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