Eclectic Vibes

by Andrew Frey

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Yaima - Pellucidity

Yaima - Pellucidity

Yaima
Pellucidity
Label: Jumpsuit Records

As the term pellucidity means “to allow the maximum passage of light, to see clearly, as clear as fresh water in a mountain lake,” the album named from that term fills listeners’ ears with clear visions of floating melodies that glide amid world rhythms harnessing haunting yet beautiful soundscapes that are anchored by blissful female vocals on a sonic journey through the cosmos within and without. 

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Pimps of Joytime - Jukestone Paradise

Pimps of Joytime - Jukestone Paradise

Pimps of Joytime
Jukestone Paradise
Label: Write Home Records

These pimps they are a jammin! Their funky gyrational beats come in a variety of flavors and mixers including bluesy retro and vintage to horn filled soul. Since 2006 they have been storming dance floors across the US with their sonic funk tapestry and Jukestone Paradise is the fuel to propel them even further and harder thanks to electronic back beats and a new palette of anthems!

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Various Artists - Rhythm Code II

Various Artists - Rhythm Code II

Various Artists
Rhythm Code II
Label: Planti Shanti

Is the sum greater than the whole? Shanti Planti is an auditory collective that invokes healing vibrations for the mind, body and soul. Comprised of 13 visionary DJ minds from the mid tempo psychedelic electronic realm, this compilation finds common ground amid the ancient eastern rhythms, glitch-hop, dub and organic bass congealed here.

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Baroness - Purple

Baroness - Purple

Baroness
Purple
Label: Abraxan Hymns

They ascended to top of the metal heap with their masterpiece Yellow and Green, only to be thrust into temporary oblivion by a tragic bus accident, resulting in among other things fractured vertebrae and near limb amputation. This broke the band into pieces causing the loss of 2 members and a lot of momentum. Their return, Purple, finds their angst, wounds and determination woven into another tantalizing musical tapestry of intense emotion pounding and atmospheric groovy refrains while offering a home to two new members and their own record label. Wish the production was better. (8) yourbaroness.com

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Polish Ambassador - Dreaming of an Old Tomorrow

Polish Ambassador - Dreaming of an Old Tomorrow

Polish Ambassador
Dreaming of an Old Tomorrow
Label: Jumpsuit Records

The world’s funkiest diplomat is back with 14 new tracks to feast your ears on! Welcoming nearly as many guest musicians as tracks, this release continues his vision of mixing conscious hip hop and earth aware lyrics with downtempo electronica in the sweetest ways imaginable. Also available is an instrumental version of this same album for twice the listening pleasure. As always, a significant portion of music, merch and show proceeds goes to support www.ActionDays.us, his community action Non-Profit. Go Polish!

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Planewalker - Planes of Consciousness

Planewalker - Planes of Consciousness

Planewalker
Planes of Consciousness
Label: Street Ritual

Weaving mystical rhythms and sacred invocations into tribal electronica propels this journey of higher ‘Planes of Consciousness’. Displaying great production and a diverse eclectic otherworldly musical perspective complete with deep bass lines and an occasional mantra are what create the need for repeated plays.

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Pogo - Ascend

Pogo - Ascend

Pogo
Ascend
Label: Self Released

Our social media filled lives are filled with snippets and samples, but few utilize them the way that Pogo (aka Nick Bertke) does. His work is highly sought after and viewed (well over 100 million views on YouTube). Ascend continues his legacy with 14 tracks of catchy, kitschy, creative creations that expound upon his already amazing vision.

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Papadosio - Content Coma

Papadosio - Content Coma

Papadosio
Content Coma
Label: Self Released

This Asheville, NC band offered forth 30 ideas were coalesced utilizing an online collaborative platform (Spice) into what would become the diverse 12 track content of this musical commentary about our dependence on technology.  Recording in a professional recording studio created high quality production while spotlighting the talents of each individual musician, whether they spin tales of mellow psychedelia, indie psych rock, ambient instrumental jams or poignant pokes and jibes. Catch Papadosio at the Majestic Theatre on 11/3 with Evanoff

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Twenty One Pilots - Trench

Twenty One Pilots - Trench

Twenty One Pilots
Trench
Label: Fueled By Ramen

Bands with 2 billion+ hit videos are hard to ignore. That being said, this groups bizarre yet amazingly attractive conflagration of alt rock, hip hop, metal, and singer songwriter swings are often as confounding as they are comforting. But it works! Trench definitely captures their signature sound and approach, but simply isn’t quite as high strung as prior releases. It is still lyrically provoking though and offers a bunch of great songs and potential mega hits.

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Poranguí   - Poranguí

Poranguí - Poranguí

Poranguí
Poranguí
Label: Sol Creation Records

The red rocks of Sedona, AZ hold space for the musician, healer and creative spirit known as Porangui. He was cross culturally raised between Brazil, Mexico, and the Southwestern United States before training in ethnomusicology at Duke University, so his music draws from all of these. Poranguí’s signature World Soul style is created by using analogue hardware loopers, fx pedals, indigenous instruments and his voice to create mystical soundscapes capable of transporting listeners across space and time to a place of healing.

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