Between The Cracks: 5 Records You May Have Missed

Between The CracksWith so much good music coming through thick and fast, it’s easy for new music to drop online and go unnoticed. To help prevent this, we’ve picked five records you don’t want to sleep on. Stream music from Ryan Carraher, ThE DiAboLIcaL LibERTieS, Andy Shauf, The Dirty Snacks Ensemble and Ensemble.

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Ryan Carraher –  Vocturnal

Boston-based jazz/fusion guitarist and composer Ryan Carraher jumped on my radar last week with his debut album titled “Vocturnal”. The album is inspired by Allan Holdsworth, Ben Monder, Kurt Rosenwinkel and the composers of the 20th century.  This is good stuff, improvisational jazz with very tight musicianship that’s great from start to finish.  I’ll be listening to this for a long while. If you fancy catching Carraher live he’ll be playing his first headline gig with his band in New York City on August 9th at Club Bonafide. Head here to purcahse a ticket. Enjoy the album.

Buy – Name Your Price

7/10

 

ThE DiAboLIcaL LibERTieS – DANceFLOORs oF EnGLanD

Earl Zinger is back and his talent to create unquie and forward thinking music remains undiminished in a career that dates back to the mid 80’s. Rivetting from start to finish, don’t hesitate to buy this amazing EP.

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7/10

 

Andy Shauf – The Party

The fourth full-length release for Canadian singer-songwriter Andy Shauf. It’s a stunning 10-track album with brilliantly crafted songs that you’ll want to listen to again and again.

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8/10

 

The Dirty Snacks Ensemble – Tidy Universe

The Dirty Snacks Ensemble is a project led by Oakland based vibraphonist, composer, and percussionist Mark Clifford. This well crafed record is the kind that leds to a loyal following that will last for years to come. A must listen.

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7/10


Ensemble – Ensemble

Recorded and mixed from scratch within 3 days. Going keep this one nice and short and just say that it’s insanely good. Enjoy!

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7/10

CF Smith

Write for Music Is My Sanctuary & Stereofox.

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