Slipped Discs

Discs You May Have Missed
by John Noyd

Reviews From: Acoustic
Robin Bacior - Water Dreams

Robin Bacior - Water Dreams

Robin Bacior
Water Dreams
Label: Good Mountain Records

Unfathomable phantoms rush languid tangos teeming in viscous vitality, fluctuating cadence adrift in distant whispers; “Water,” restlessly mimics liquid’s shape-shifting abilities. Darting in dappled happiness and diving beneath churning turbulence, zigzagged chamber-jazz washes over soulful folk and sultry pop as singer-pianist Bacior’s well-played mermaid calls through supple cello-soaked emotions, subtly indulgent; swirling in luxurious bell-jar urges immersed in murky impermanence.

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Tom Brosseau - Perfect Abandon

Tom Brosseau - Perfect Abandon

Tom Brosseau
Perfect Abandon
Label: Crossbill Records

Accompanied by his three-piece band and recording with a single microphone, sly, eye-twinkling troubadour Brosseau captures character-inhabiting sagas, tenderly spreading good-natured country-blues in crystal-clear cadence and disarming calm. Sweet, sleepy keepsakes tumbling from folksy podiums with minimal fuss, “Perfect,” births cozy poems detailing love’s errant struggles and life’s hard-won discoveries; hand-picked deliverance trimmed in ragtime rhythms strummed from beguiling smiles.

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Joan Shelley - Over and Even

Joan Shelley - Over and Even

Joan Shelley
Over and Even
Label: Quarter Records

Spinning literate yarns into consoling poetry, Shelley’s rich folk voice and finger-picked guitars coax articulate descriptions from nurtured words whose timeless burdens carry motherly comforts inside gentle swells and sparse harmonies. Threaded and feathered in luminous acoustics and patient engagements, “Even,” weaves placid ballads into dashing tapestries hemmed in trembling assurance and wind-swept acceptance, sealing well-heeled feelings within hand-carved art.

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Ozere - Finding Anyplace

Ozere - Finding Anyplace

Ozere
Finding Anyplace
Label: self-release

Evoking global chamber-folk beneath a lively mixture of crisp traditions, Ozere’s classically-trained musicians’ adventurous jigs, formal pastorals and deft two-steps serve harvest feasts on Sunday linen. Brisk mandolin and wishful violin mingle in cordial joys spiked with swift mischief, spinning, “Anyplace,” with dizzy gypsy pizzicato to twirl proper foxtrot debutantes besides diverting parlor-game flirts with parlayed pirouettes and unpretentious poise.

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Alba's Edge - Run to Fly

Alba's Edge - Run to Fly

Alba's Edge
Run to Fly
Label: Paddledoo

Tender touches flushed in cantering fantasies corral galloping rallies into tranquil sanctuaries filled with mingling traditions sprinkled in casual pizzazz from fine-tuned moves; the resplendent, “Fly,” ties silky Celtic-jazz passages to sizzling midnight jigs flitting in firefly nose-dives and grasshopper tail-spins. Parading, persuading and evading, Scotland’s exuberant Afro-Cuban fusionists, Alba’s Edge soars in intrepid pep steeped in nimble sunlit steps.

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Angelo De Augustine - Swim Inside the Moon

Angelo De Augustine - Swim Inside the Moon

Angelo De Augustine
Swim Inside the Moon
Label: Asthmatic Kitty

Tranquil, woodshed-weathered feather-bed folk, “Moon,” dances in spring-creek rambles where finger-picking mastery splashed in nimble divinity captures anointed counterpoint sprinkled with vine-climbing symmetry. Sleepy reverb envelopes inquisitive rhythms mimicking precious memories as De Augustine’s comforting voice and graceful guitar navigate embroidered pastoral voyages enlisting distant whispers and wistful wishes; open-hearted verse poured over engorged chords, assorted flourishes and embellished progressions. 

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Lady Lazurus - Impossible Journey of My Soul Tonight

Lady Lazurus - Impossible Journey of My Soul Tonight

Lady Lazurus
Impossible Journey of My Soul Tonight
Label: self-release

Rooted in simple acoustics and raised in self-appraisal, Lady Lazarus’ restless quests meander, unhampered by conventional structure; sage, languid language relaying authentic sentiment with picturesque speculation, intriguing secrets and elegant acceptance. Auditorium performances disclosing hopes, reasoning feelings and examining ramifications as recital-hall piano wafts in haunted reverb, “Journey,” ties recurring reminders to tender memories, skeletal melodies baptized in lyrical inquiries.

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