Vinyl

Steve Tibbetts – Yr

Style: Progressive Folk, Jazz Fusion, ECM Jazz

Vibes: Mystical, Pastoral, Ethereal, Ancient, Pagan, Earthy, Exploratory, Smooth, Spiritual

Musical Qualities: Acoustic, Atmospheric, Complex, Instrumental, Uncommon Time Signatures, Percussive, Polyrhythmic, Progressive, Shred, Technical

Instrumentation: Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Congas, Drums, Kalimba, Synthesizer, Tabla, Electric Bass, Bongos

Bill Fay Group – Tomorrow Tomorrow and Tomorrow

Style: Singer/Songwriter, Dream Folk, Chamber Pop

Moods: Ethereal, Tender, Apocalyptic, Spiritual, Contemplative, Cosmic, Christian, Raw, Existential, Melancholy, Soothing

Musical Qualities: Lyrical, Loose, Atmospheric, Sparse, Improvisation

Daniel Higgs – Say God

Style: Mystical Folk, Devotional Poetry, New Age

Moods: Poetic, Mystical, Devotional, Spiritual, Meditative, Surreal, Eccentric, Cosmic, Ecstatic, Utopian

Musical Qualities: Mantra, Spoken Word, Acoustic, Sparse, Improvisation

Instrumentation: Voice, Banjo, Sruti Box, Harmonium

Nicholas Jaar – Sirens

Style: Ambient Pop, Progressive Electronic, Sound Sculpture, Downtempo

Moods: Urban, Surreal, Nocturnal, Cryptic, Mysterious, Retro-Futuristic, Hypnotic, Introspective, Motorik, Ethereal

Musical Qualities: Vocal Manipulation, Studio-as-an-Instrument. Rhythmic, Atmospheric, Lush, Sampling

Joanna Newsom – Divers

“But stand brave, life-liver, bleeding out your days in the river of time.
Stand brave: time moves both ways, in the nullifying, defeating, negating, repeating joy of life.
The moment of your greatest joy sustains: not axe nor hammer, tumor, tremor, can take it away, and it remains.
And it pains me to say, I was wrong. Love is not a symptom of time. Time is just a symptom of love”

Ornette Coleman – Of Human Feelings

tyle: Free-Funk, Jazz Fission, Mutant Disco, No Wave, Abstract Groove

Vibe: Surreal, Kinetic, Angular, Knotted, Playful, Manic, Groovy, Energetic

Musical Qualities: Harmolodic, Polyphonic, Rhythmic, Dissonant, Dense, Instrumental, Collective Improvisation, Technical

Prime Time Band: Jamaaladeen Tacuma (Electric Bass); Denardo Coleman (Drums); Bern Nix (Guitar); Charlie Ellerbee (Guitar); Calvin Weston (Drums)

Matching Mole

Style: Canterbury Scene, Progressive Pop

Moods: Plaintive, Playful, Lonely, Longing, Melancholy, Dreamy, Eccentric, Tender, Sentimental

Instrumentation: Mellotron, Piano, Drums, Organ, Electric Bass, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Drums, Voice

Michael O’Shea

Style: Avant-Folk, Post-Minimalism

Moods: Hypnotic, Mysterious, Meditative, Ritualistic, Nocturnal, Haunting, Ethereal

Musical Qualities: Pulse, Homemade Instrument, Minimalistic, Solo, Improvisation, Repetitive, Electro-Acoustic, Extended Technique, Sparse

Marion Brown – Porto Novo

featuring Han Bennik & Maarten van Regteben Altena

Style: Free-Bop, Free Jazz

Moods: Kinetic, Abstract, Suspenseful, Hectic

Musical Qualities: Collective Improvisation, Polyphonic, Acoustic, Instrumental

Duster – Duster

Style: Slowcore, Slacker Rock, Shoegaze

Moods: Introspective, Lethargic, Existential, Hypnotic, Melancholy, Nocturnal, Rainy, Spacey

Musical Qualities: Slow, Noisy, Studio-as-an-Instrument, Riffs, Repetitive

The Revolutionary Ensemble – The People’s Republic

Personnel:
Leroy Jenkins
Sirone
Jerome Cooper

Style: Creative Music, Free Jazz, Avant-Garde Chamber Jazz

Moods: Intertwined, Sombre, Ritualistic, Exploratory, Urban, Contemplative, Impressionistic, Colorful, Political, Open, Free, Abstract

Ravi Shankar – Chants of India

Produced by George Harrison

Style: Vedic Chants, Hindustani Classical Music

Vibe: Devotional, Meditative, Nocturnal, Spiritual, Peaceful, Ritualistic, Reflective, Soothing, Ecstatic, Hypnotic, Intricate, Psychedelic

Instrumentation: Group Vocals, Sitar, Autoharp, Strings (Viola, Violin, Cello), Flute, Tabla, Veena, Mridangam, Morsing, Tamboura, Harp, Santoor, Acoustic Guitar, Glockenspiel, Vibraphone

Norman Blake – The Fields of November

Style: Progressive Bluegrass, Folk

Moods: Autumnal, Rural, Rootsy, Twangy, Warm, Melancholy

Instrumentation: Acoustic Guitar, Cello, Fiddle, Dobro, Mandolin

Sonny Sharrock – Black Woman

featuring Milford Graves, Linda Sharrock, Sirone & Dave Burrell

Style: Free Jazz, Jazz Fission

Vibe: Ecstatic, Cathartic, Anthemic, Spiritual, Ritualistic, Kinetic, Communal

Musical Qualities: Thematic, Loose, Collective Improvisation, Dynamic

Henry Cow – Unrest

On their second LP, Henry Cow weaves together elements of eerie chamber music, free improvisation, and deconstructed prog to create something that seems like the missing link between the Canterbury jazz-rock of Soft Machine and Gong and the dissonant avant-rock of This Heat.

Folk Music & Songs from the Middle East

Style: Lebanese Folk

Moods: Communal, Passionate, Spiritual, Rootsy, Devotional, Ecstatic, Desert, Nocturnal, Intertwined

Musical Qualities: Acoustic, Modal, Microtonal, Percussive

Instrumentation: Oud, Group Vocals, Naye, Rabab, Derbake

Black Forest / Black Sea – Portmanteau

Style: Free Folk, Electroacoustic Drone, Ritual Psych

Moods: Witchy, Meditative, Visceral, Nocturnal, Ritualistic, Occult

Musical Qualities: Dhrupad, Noisy, Acoustic, Improvisation, Dissonant

Instrumentation: Cello, Guitar, Violin, Tamboura, Electronics, Strumstick, Maestro Rhythm King, Vocals, Omnichord

J.J. Cale – 5

Style: Roots Rock, Blues Rock, Singer/Songwriter

Moods: Confident, Laid Back, Sensual, Romantic, Mellow Swagger, Road Trip, Warm, Sunny, Bluesy, Sexual, Rootsy

Musical Qualities: Lush, Groovy, Melodic, Sleek

Ravi Shankar – Six Ragas

Style: Hindustani Classical Music

Moods: Ecstatic, Joyful, Meditative, Spiritual, Warm, Flowing, Energetic, Hypnotic

Musical Qualities: Raga, Improvisation, Acoustic, Percussive, Microtonal

Bob Dylan & The Band – Planet Waves

Style: Americana, Roots-Rock, Singer/Songwriter

Moods: Romantic, Rural, Personal, Autumnal, Sunny, Warm, Light, Joyful, Love, Morning, Reflective, Sentimental, Uplifting

Arthur Blythe – Blythe Spirit

featuring Abdul Wadud, Fred Hopkins, Amina Claudine Myers, Steve McCall

Style: Avant-Garde Jazz

Moods: Colorful, Triumphant, Energetic, Spiritual,

Instrumentation: Alto Saxophone, Tuba, Cello, Drums, Upright Bass, Organ, Electric Guitar, Piano

Bonnie Prince Billy – Keeping Secrets Will Destroy You

Style: Singer/Songwriter, Chamber Folk, Americana

Moods: Contemplative, Tender, Introspective, Warm, Soothing, Lethargic, Philosophical, Existential

Instrumentation: Acoustic Guitar, Violins, Viola, Mandolin, Vocal Harmonies, Keyboards, Saxophone

Derek Monypeny – Cibola

Style: “Desert Continuum”, Psychedelic Drone, Free Improvisation, Avant-Folk

Moods: Desert, Ritualistic, Spiritual, Meditative, Hallucinogenic, Nocturnal

Musical Qualities: Droney, Electro-acoustic, Solo Improvisation, Noisy, Instrumental

Instrumentation: Shahi Baaja, Electric Guitar, Autoharp

Jon Hassell – Vernal Equinox

featuring Nana Vasconcelos, David Rosenboom, Bill Winant, Miguel Frasconi, & Nicholas Kilbourn

Style: Fourth World, Ambient Jazz, Tribal Ambient

Moods: Mysterious, Tropical, Ethereal, Exploratory, Hypnotic, Impressionistic, Meditative, Soothing, Focused, Warm, Surreal, Woozy, Aquatic

Edith Frost – Telescopic

Styles: Dream-Country, Singer/Songwriter, Neo-Psychedelia

Moods: Longing, Conversational, Heartfelt, Bittersweet, Colorful, Lonely, Warm, Rural, Dreamy, Introspective, Melancholy, Psychedelic

Musical Qualities: Lush, Vocal Harmonies, Lyrical

Billy Hart – Enchance

featuring Buster Williams, Dewey Redman, Dave Holland, Oliver Lake, Eddie Henderson, Don Pullen & Thabo Michael Carvin

Style: Jazz-Fission, Spiritual Jazz, Post-Bop

Moods: Exploratory, Forest, Spiritual, Nocturnal, Triumphant, Communal, Energetic, Free, Knotty, Intertwined, Mysterious, Spontaneous

Musical Qualities: Polyphonic, Collective Improvisation, Ostinato, Acoustic, Complex, Dense, Progressive, Technical

Byard Lancaster – It’s Not Up to Us

featuring Sonny Sharrock

Style: Post-Bop, Spiritual Jazz

Moods: Airy, Searching, Peaceful, Hypnotic, Warm, Spring, Uplifting, Devotional

Instrumentation: Flute, Electric Guitar, Congas, Drums, Electric Bass, Upright Bass, Alto Saxophone

Espers

Style: Wyrd Folk, Progressive Folk, Acid Folk

Moods: Forest, Sombre, Enchanting, Gloomy, Mystical, Medieval, sombre, Melancholy, Mellow, Mysterious

Bobby Brown: Live

Style: Mystical Folk, Outsider Songwriter, New Age

Moods: Spiritual, Uplifting, Warm, Beach, Mystical, Nature, Summer

Musical Qualities: Homemade Instruments, Acoustic, Lo-Fi, Live Recording

Chef Raekwon – Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…

featuring Ghost Face Killer, RZA, Method Man, GZA, Inspektah Deck, Cappachino, Master Killa, Nas,

Style: Hip-Hop [East Coast / Gangsta / Boom Bap]

Moods: Cinematic, Confident, Urban, Spiritual, Storytelling, Aggressive, Hedonistic

Musical Qualities: Sampling, Beats, Suite, Lyrical

Ry Cooder – Ry Cooder

Style: Americana, Roots Rock

Moods: Rural, Playful, Rootsy, Warm, Sunny, Energetic

Instrumentation: Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Electric Bass, Violin, Mandolin, Strings, Piano, Slide Guitar

Joni Mitchell & the L.A. Express – Miles of Aisles

Styles: Singer/Songwriter, Folk-Pop, Jazz-Rock

Moods: Reflective, Poetic, Bittersweet, Romantic, Warm, Playful, Sentimental, Energetic, Groovy, Passionate, Melancholy, Sunny

Musical Qualities: Lyrical, Live, Melodic, Soft

Yo La Tengo – I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One

Style: Noise Pop, Shoegaze, Dream Pop

Moods: Autumnal, Warm, Twee, Heartfelt, Tender, Eclectic, Hypnotic, Romantic, Soothing, Lethargic, Melancholy

Musical Qualities: Melodic, Noisy, Catchy, Soft, Washy, Lush, Motorik

The Incredible String Band – Changing Horses

Style: Mystical Folk, Progressive Folk

Moods: Whimsical, Spiritual, Spring, Theatric, Earthy, Eccentric, Pastoral, Communal, Intertwined, Poetic, Mystical

Instrumentation: Choral Vocals, Flute, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Guimbri, Sarang, Electric Bass, Piano, Harmonica, Washboard, Percussion, Vibraphone, Organ, Kazoo, Chinese Banjo, Sitar, Mandolin

Tom Rapp – Stardancer

Style: Folk-Rock, Singer-Songwriter, Acid Folk, Country-influenced

Moods: Autumnal, Moody, Sombre, Bittersweet, Conscious, Eclectic, Melancholy, Political, Mellow, Morning, Mournful, Retro, Psychedelic, Rebellious, Warm

Instrumentation: Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Flute, Piano, Organ, Dumbek, Bongos, Drums, Congas, Cello, Vibraphone, Harmonica, Banjo, Mandolin, Wind Chimes, Vocal Harmonies, Bells

Mingus Plays Piano

Style: Jazz, Solo Piano

Moods: Reflective, Personal, Elegant, Introspective, Mellow, Sentimental, Soothing

Musical Qualities: Sparse, Improvisation, Acoustic, Melodic

Broadcast – The Noise Made By People

Style: Neo-Psychedelia, Space Age Pop, Dream Pop

Moods: Surreal, Cryptic, Hauntological, Occult, Spacey, Retro-Futuristic, Deadpan, Cold, Restrained, Dreamy, Ethereal, Hypnotic, Mellow

Musical Qualities: Studio-as-an-Instrument, Lush, Melodic, Slow, Atmospheric

Heart of the Ghost – Live at Rhizome

Jarrett Gilgore (alto saxophone); Luke Stewart (upright bass); Ian McColm (drums)
with Dave Ballou (trumpet)

Style: Free Jazz

Moods: Adventurous, Earthy, Driving, Exploratory, Free, Energetic, Abstract, Colorful, Communal, Complex, Determined

Musical Qualities: Collective Improvisation, Ostinato, Polyrhythmic, Dense, Acoustic, Uncommon Time Signatures, Instrumental, Dynamic, Live Recording

Black Renaissance – Body, Mind & Spirit

Style: Jazz-Funk, Spiritual Jazz, Abstract Groove

Moods: Communal, Ceremonial, Celebratory, Triumphant, Afrocentric, Ritualistic, Groovy, Spiritual, Passionate

Musical Qualities: Ostinato, Thematic Improvisation, Suite, Rhythmic, Spoken Word

The Velvet Underground

Style: Folk Rock, Art Rock, Pop Rock

Moods: Bittersweet, Breakup, Alienation, Melancholy, Urban, Autumnal, Mellow, Introspective, Depressive, Intimate, Love, Sombre, Lonely

Musical Qualities: Soft, Vocal Harmonies, Acoustic

The Cure – A Head on the Door

Style: Gothic-Pop, Post-Punk

Moods: Moody, Bittersweet, Romantic, Depressive, Ethereal, Dramatic, Playful, Nocturnal, Longing, Psychedelic

Musical Qualities: Catchy, Chorus & Reverb Heavy, Atmospheric

Bird Show Band

Ben Vida (Moog Voyager); Josh Abrams (Upright Bass); John Herndon (Drums); Dan Bitney (Drums); Jim Baker (Arp 2600)

Style: Future Jazz, Progressive Electronic, Electro-Jazz, Post-Rock

Moods: Spacey, Exploratory, Suspenseful, Abstract, Playful, Responsive, Knotty, Mysterious, Futuristic, Spontaneous, Hypnotic

The No-Neck Blues Band – First Kingdom of the Ghost

Style: Ritual Psych, Free Rock

Moods: Primordial, Haunting, Ritualistic, Murky, Communal, Abstract, Mysterious, Tribal, Raw, Cathartic, Visceral

Musical Qualities: Collective Improvisation, Lo-Fi, Noisy, Percussive, Droney, Jams

Sandy Bull: E pluribus unum

Style: Acid Folk, Folk-Rock Influences: Arabic Folk, Blues, Raga

Moods: Mysterious, Confident, Serpentine, Searching, Psychedelic, Desert, Determined, Earthy, Flowing, Impressionistic, Introspective, Meandering, Meditative, Ritualistic

Musical Qualities: Modal, Acoustic, Improvisation, Instrumental, Solo, Bluesy

Instrumentation: Oud, Electric Guitar, Percussion, Electric Bass

Matana Roberts – Coin Coin Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile

Style: Jazz (Spiritual, Avant-Garde, Folk), Modern Creative, Spirituals

Moods: Spiritual, Storytelling, Passionate, Reflective, Intertwined, Rootsy, Warm, Uplifting, Poetic, Communal

Musical Qualities: Suite, Progressive, Acoustic, Collage, Complex, Dense, Conducted Improvisation, Thematic,

Instrumentation: Alto Saxophone, Group Vocals, Wordspeak, Operatic Vocals, Piano, Trumpet, Upright Bass, Drums

Jefre Cantu-Ledesma – On the Echoing Green

Style: Drone Pop, Shoegaze, Noise Pop, Dream Pop, Tape Music

Moods: Ethereal, Hypnotic, Warm, Sedated, Blissful, Deconstructed, Tender, Summer, Romantic, Peaceful, Passionate, Dreamy, Meditative, Surreal

Musical Qualities: Loops, Washy, Lush, Melodic, Noisy, Sampling, Dense, Studio-as-an-Instrument

Tortoise – Rhythms, Resolutions & Clusters

Tracks from Tortoise’s debut LP remixed by Bundy K. Brown, John McEntire, Jim O’Rourke, Steve Albini, Mike Watt, Brad Wood, Rick Brown, Casey Rice

Styles: Ambient Dub, Electroacoustic, Electronic, Post-Rock

Moods: Deconstructed, Futuristic, Meditative, Mechanical, Cold, Open, Abstract, Airy, Eclectic, Mysterious, Peaceful, Spacey

Musical Qualities: Remix, Atmospheric, Sparse, Sampling, Loops, Instrumental, Electro-Acoustic

Tortoise Remixed by Oval: Music for Work Groups EP

Style: Electroacoustic, Glitch, Ambient

Moods: Cold, Mechanical, Hypnotic, Futuristic, Disaffected, Woozy, Deconstructed, Abstract, Stark

Musical Qualities: Remix, Sparse, Instrumental, Electro-Acoustic, Digital

Gilli Smyth – Mother

Style: Cosmic Folk, Psychedelic Rock, Jazz Poetry

Moods: Cosmic, Feminist, Conscious, Poetic, Eccentric, Witchy, Flowing, Eclectic, Mystical, Psychedelic, Storytelling, Messy

Musical Qualities: Spoken Word, Collage, Improvisation

Jon Hassell – Dream Theory in Malaya (Fourth World Volume Two)

Style: Fourth World, Tribal Ambient, Psychedelic Tape Music, Senoi Folk Music

Moods: Aquatic, Dreamy, Spiritual, Tribal, Hypnotic, Surreal, Exploratory

Musical Qualities: Electro-Acoustic, Atmospheric, Percussive, Dub, Field Recordings, Instrumental, Repetition

The Avalanches – Since I Left You

Style: Collage Pop, Plunderphonics, Dance, Neo-Psychedelia, Turntablism

Moods: Summer, Playful, Uplifting, Bittersweet, Breakup, Tropical, Sunny, Warm, Romantic, Energetic

Musical Qualities: Sampling, Suite, Lush, Collage, Melodic, Rhythmic, Dense

James ‘Blood’ Ulmer – Live at the Caravan of Dreams

Style: Free Funk, Jazz Fission, Abstract Groove

Moods: Confident, Triumphant, Passionate, Angular, Cathartic, Groovy, Kinetic, Knotty, Energetic

Musical Qualities: Rhythmic, Harmolodic, Improvisation, Thematic, Riffs, Live, Bluesy

Blonde Redhead – 23

Style: Art Rock, Shoegaze, Dream Pop

Moods: Brooding, Melancholy, Reflective, Breakup, Intertwined, Angsty, Ethereal, Existential, Hypnotic

Musical Qualities: Lush, Polished, Melodic, Dynamic

Ash Brooks – Temple of the Roses

Style: Acid Folk, Bedroom Psych, Dream Pop

Moods: Warm, Exploratory, Mystical, Colorful, Hazy, Sunny, Earthy, Psychedelic, Mysterious, Cosmic

Musical Qualities: Lush, Rhythmic, Home Recording

The Charles Lloyd Quartet – Journey Within

Style: Post-Bop, Spiritual Jazz

Moods: Sunny, Warm, Flowing, Bright, Spiritual, Searching

Musical Qualities: Acoustic, Improvisation, Modal, Instrumental, Live

Instrumentation: Flute, Tenor Saxophone, Drums, Piano, Upright Bass

John Renbourn – Faro Annie

Style: Folk Rock, Folk Baroque, British Blues

Moods: Rootsy, Warm, Rural, Morning, Mellow

Instrumentation: Acoustic Guitar, Sitar, Upright Bass, Vocal Harmonies, Fiddle, Harmonica, Drums

Comets on Fire – Avatar

Styles: Heavy Psych, Noise Rock, Prog

Moods: Epic, Bombastic, Earthy, Retro, Stoned, Energetic, Psychedelic, Fantasy

Musical Qualities: Fuzzy, Shred, Noisy, Uncommon Time Signatures, Riffs, Bluesy

Bola Sete – Ocean

Style: Guitar Soli, Brazilian Classical Music, Folk

Musical Qualities: Aquatic, Soothing, Meditative, Intricate, Mellow, Searching, Spiritual

Musical Qualities: Acoustic, Instrumental, Soft, Technical, Solo

Instrumentation: Nylon String Guitar

Alex G – DSU

Styles: Slacker Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Bedroom Pop, Singer/Songwriter

Moods: Introspective, Bittersweet, Sentimental, Reflective, Kaleidoscopic, Warm, Melancholy, Intimate, Whimsical, Nostalgic, Eclectic, Heartfelt, Psychedelic, Summer, Existential

Musical Qualities: Catchy, Riffs, Home Recording, Melodic, Vocal Manipulation, Studio-as-an-Instrument

Tera Melos – Patagonian Rats

Styles: Math Rock, Surf Punk, Psych, Prog, Noise Pop

Moods: Sunny, Playful, Energetic, Surreal, Intricate, Bombastic, Eclectic, Spontaneous, Chaotic, Joyful

Musical Qualities: Catchy, Uncommon Time Signatures, Progressive, Riffs, Noisy, Dynamic, Complex

Julia Holter – Loud City Song

Styles: Art Pop, Progressive Songwriter, Ambient Pop, Chamber-Jazz (Influenced)

Moods: Nocturnal, Surreal, Elegant, Ethereal, Observational, Flowing, Alienation, Cryptic, Disaffected, Lonely, Longing, Melancholy, Mysterious, Poetic, Romantic, Winter

Musical Qualities: Lush, Orchestral, Progressive, Vocal Harmonies, Lyrical, Dynamic, Complex, Studio-as-an-Instrument

Instrumentation: Keyboards, Piano, Upright Bass, Violin, Cello, Drums, Saxophone, Trombone, Percussion, Group Vocals

Mandingo Griot Society

Styles: Griot Music, Mande Music, Afro-Jazz

Moods: Uplifting, Earthy, Sunny, Communal, Dance, Joyful, Passionate, Peaceful, Playful, Ritualistic, Spiritual, Warm, Tribal, Utopian

Musical Qualities: Percussive, Polyrhythmic, Acoustic, Melodic, Technical

Little Wings – Light Green Leaves

Style: Folk-Pop

Moods: Gardening, Warm, Mellow, Uplifting, Breezy, Spring, Healing, Joyful, Light, Playful

Musical Qualities: Catchy, Soft, Melodic, Lyrical, Simple, Vocal Harmonies

The Cecil Taylor Unit

featuring Jimmy Lyons, Sirone, Ronald Shannon Jackson, Ramsey Ameen & Raphé Malik

Style: Free Jazz, Modern Creative

Moods: Ecstatic, Abstract, Cathartic, Kinetic, Energetic, Joyful, Intense, Powerful, Bombastic, Chaotic, Free

Musical Qualities: Dense, Complex, Collective Improvisation, Atonal, Dynamic, Acoustic, Thematic, Instrumental

Sunburned Hand of the Man

Style: Free-Rock, Ritual-Psych, Group Therapy, Abstract Groove

Moods: Spontaneous, Communal, Groovy, Ritualistic, Exploratory, Primordial, Abstract, Meandering, Mysterious, Cathartic, Primal, Kinetic, Spacey, Eccentric, Stream-of-Conscious

Musical Qualities: Collective Improvisation, Propulsive, Rhythmic, Percussive, Spoken Word, Dense, Droney, Lo-Fi, Repetitive

Mastodon – Blood Mountain

Style: Progressive Sludge Metal

Moods: Aggressive, Epic, Fantasy, Intense, Heavy, Complex, Forest, Energetic, Psychedelic, Driving, Knotty

Musical Qualities: Riffs, Dense, Progressive, Uncommon Time Signatures, Technical, Conceptual

Jeff Buckley – Grace

Style: Singer/Songwriter, Art-Rock

Moods: Longing, Bittersweet, Passionate, Heartbreak, Angsty, Sentimental, Romantic, Introspective, Sensual, Existential, Poetic, Sad, Sombre

Musical Qualities: Dynamic, Lush, Melodic, Polished Production, Orchestral Arrangements, Gospel Background Vocals

T5 (Terrastock 5 Singles Box)

Compilation of 7″ records featuring exclusive tracks from 5 different ritualistic-psych artists: Iditarod, Stone Breath, Charalambides, Bardo Pond & Sonic Youth

Styles: Ritual Psych, Free Folk, Drone, Acid Folk, Space Rock, Noise Rock

Moods: Ritualistic, Forest, Mysterious, Nocturnal, Psychedelic, Haunting, Hypnotic, Eerie

Yo La tengo – Extra Painful

Style: Noise Pop, Dream Pop, Shoegaze

Moods: Bittersweet, Tender, Melancholy, Romantic, Nocturnal, Reflective, Sentimental, Warm, Driving, Hypnotic

Musical Qualities: Dynamic, Catchy, Atmospheric, Noisy, Soft, Fuzzy

Smog – Dongs of Sevotion

Style: Slowcore, Experimental Songwriter, Slacker Rock

Moods: Alienation, Contemplative, Depressive, Eclectic, Intimate, Melancholy, Brooding, Cryptic, Introspective, Loner, Raw, Playful

Mako Sica – Ronda

Style: Psychedelic Jazz, Free-Psych, Post-Rock

Moods: Ritualistic, Mysterious, Serpentine, Nocturnal, Exploratory, Desert, Moody, Spiritual, Psychedelic

Musical Qualities: Percussive, Thematic, Collective Improvisation, Atmospheric, Rhythmic

Instrumentation: Drums, Tabla, Electric Piano, Chants, Trumpet, Electric Guitar, Classical Guitar, Electric Bass, Harmonica, Gong, Cello, Upright Bass, Flute, Organ, Piano, Bells, Teponaztli, Tambourine, Viola

Naujawanan Baidar – Volume 1 & 2

Styles: Psychedelic Tape Music, Pashto Folk, Arabic Psych, Organic Beat Music

Moods: Desert, Mysterious, Ritualistic, Epic, Hypnotic, Rebellious, Political, Triumphant

Musical Qualities: Percussive, Fuzzy, Loops, Modal, Field Recordings, Group Vocals, Sampling, Lo-Fi, Repetitive

Jimmy Campbell – Half Baked

Style: Baroque Pop, Singer/Songwriter, Folk Rock

Moods: Lonely, Bittersweet, Introspective, Retro, Eclectic, Colorful, Loner

Musical Qualities: Lush, Melodic, Lyrical, Orchestral

Oceansize – Frames

Style: Progressive Rock, Shoegaze-Influenced

Moods: Passionate, Epic, Melancholy, Cryptic, Sentimental, Moody, Longing, Cathartic, Dark, Triumphant, Monolithic

Musical Qualities: Complex, Progressive, Melodic, Uncommon Time Signatures, Polished, Atmospheric, Dynamic, Dense

Egberto Gismonti / Nana Vasconcelos – Duas Vozes

Styles: Samba-Jazz, Progressive Folk, Tribal Ambient

Moods: Ethereal, Tropical, Spacious, Ritualistic, Hypnotic, Pastoral, Open, Suspenseful, Soothing, Airy

Musical Qualities: Percussive, Sparse, Dynamic, Acoustic, Heavy Reverb, Electro-Acoustic Processing

Instrumentation: Berimbau, Acoustic Guitar, Flute, Dilruba, Piano, Percussion, Voices

Siloah – Siloah

Style: Acid Folk, Kosmische Folk

Moods: Stoned, Communal, Earthy, Raw, Meandering, Hippie, Spiritual

Musical Qualities: Acoustic, Lo-Fi, Loose, Jams

Boris – Smile

Styles: Stoner Metal, Heavy Psych, Drone Metal

Moods: Passionate, Heavy, Melancholy, Cathartic, Manic, Energetic, Stoned, Raw

Musical Qualities: Fuzzy, Riffs, Noisy, Dense, Dynamic, Droney

Albert Ayler – Revelations

Style: Spiritual Jazz, Free Jazz

Moods: Ecstatic, Uplifting, Anthemic, Passionate, Energetic, Bittersweet, Cathartic, Chaotic, Cosmic, Flowing, Free, Heartfelt, Joyful, Kinetic, Love, Spiritual, Tender

Musical Qualities: Thematic, Collective Improvisation, Acoustic, Extended Technique, Live Performance

Loraine James – Reflection

Style: UK Bass, Deconstructed Club, Weightless, IDM

Moods: Futuristic, Melancholy, Mechanical, Introspective, Nocturnal, Urban, Cryptic, Sensual, Reflective

Musical Qualities: Digital, Percussive, Sparse, Glitchy

Cream – Disraeli Gears

Style: Acid Rock, Blues Rock

Moods: Psychedelic, Warm, Surreal, Confident, Playful, Sunny, Colorful

Musical Qualities: Riffs, Bluesy, Melodic, Technical

Loose Fur – Born Again in the USA

Jeff Tweedy, Jim O’Rourke, Glenn Kotche

Style: Roots Rock, Alt-Country, Art Rock

Moods: Sardonic, Road Trip, Sunny, Warm, Playful, Driving, Humorous, Reflective, Break-up, Energetic, Bittersweet

Grouper – A I A: Alien Observer

Style: Ambient, Dream-Folk, Drone Pop

Moods: Melancholy, Nocturnal, Cosmic, Grainy, Contemplative, Lethargic, Meditative, Peaceful, Intimate, Ethereal, Loner, Haunting, Dreamy, Hazy, Meandering, Monochrome, Murky, Soothing

Musical Qualities: Atmospheric, Droney, Lo-Fi, Home Recording, Loops, Simple, Slow, Soft, Solo

Ahleuchatistas – Arrebato

Style: Avant-Prog, Math Rock

Moods: Visceral, Angular, Hypnotic, Heavy, Deconstructed, Cold, Bombastic

Musical Qualities: Dissonant, Loops, Uncommon Time Signatures, Riffs, Percussive, Instrumental, Dynamic, Improvisation, Noisy, Repetitive, Rhythmic

ONO – Red Summer

Styles: Industrial-Gospel, Dub Poetry, No Wave, Experimental

Moods: Visceral, Dystopian, Disturbing, Haunting, Surreal, Aggressive, Mechanical, Heavy, Deconstructed, Vulgar, Cerebral, Conscious, Dark, Ominous, Shadow

Themes: Racism, History, Philosophy, Sex

Musical Qualities: Noisy, Spoken Word, Dub, Sampling, Rhythmic, Studio-as-an-Instrument, Dissonant

Anguish – Anguish

Anguish is a collaboration between German improvisers Mats Gustafsson & Andres Werliin of the Fire! Orchestra, Hans Joachim Irmler of FaUst, and Will Brooks & Mike Mare of industrial hip-hop legends Dälek.

Style: Industrial Hip-Hop, Dark Jazz, Post-Industrial, Experimental

Moods: Dystopian, Aggressive, Urban, Poetic, Political, Revolutionary, Cerebral, Existential, Sombre, Dark, Depressive, Cold, Mechanical, Heavy, Apocalyptic, Moody, Brooding, Conscious, Abstract, Cryptic, Industrial, Nocturnal, Ominous, Raw, Philosophical

Musical Qualities: Beats, Dissonant, Noisy, Improvisation, Rhythmic, Studio-as-an-Instrument

Instrumentation: Rapping, Sampler, Tenor Saxophone, Synthesizers, Electric Guitar, Drums, Percussion, Electronics, Effect Processing, Vocal Processing

Joan Armatrading – Show Some Emotion

Style: Singer/Songwriter, Jazz-Folk, Soul, Folk-Pop

Moods: Heartfelt, Sunny, Romantic, Uplifting, Warm, Spring, Groovy, Sensual, Passionate

Musical Qualities: Lush, Melodic, Polished

Battles – B EP

bombastic, deconstructed, driving, energetic, exploratory, innovative, instrumental, loops, mechanical, odd time signatures, psychedelic, repetitive, triumphant, progressive,

Scott Hirsch – Blue Rider Songs

Style: Americana, Singer/Songwriter, Country-Psych, Roots Rock

Moods: Reflective, Western, Road Trip, Desert, Warm, Groovy, Laid Back, Cinematic, Psychedelic

Musical Qualities: Lyrical, Lush, Vocal Harmonies, Dub Production, Melodic, Rhythmic

Instrumentation: Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Organ, Drum Machine, Slide Guitars (Pedal Steel & Lap Steel), Harmonica, Synthesizers, Saxophone, Drums, Electric Bass

Edith Frost – Wonder Wonder

Style: Singer/Songwriter, Alt-Country, Slowcore

Moods: Reflective, Sentimental, Rural, Lonely, Melancholy, Twangy, Romantic, Longing, Contemplative, Depressive, Heartfelt, Introspective, Love, Rootsy

Neil Young with Crazy Horse – Zuma

Style: Folk-Rock, Singer-Songwriter

Moods: Sentimental, Break-Up, Bittersweet, Rebellious, Introspective, Messy, Passionate, Ragged, Melancholy

Musical Qualities: Lyrical, Loose, Raw, Simple

Don Caballero – For Respect

Style: Math Rock, Noise Rock, Post-Hardcore

Moods: Aggressive, Driving, Menacing, Angsty, Muscular, Heavy, Angular, Moody, Ominous, Powerful, Focused

Musical Qualities: Riffs, Instrumental, Uncommon Time Signatures, Dissonant, Noisy, Rhythmic, Repetitive

Tim Buckley – Blue Afternoon

Blue Afternoon continues the flowing jazz-folk of Happy Sad while occasionally detouring into the avant-garde atmospheres that manifest more fully on Lorca and Starsailor. The arrangements are characterized by fluid vibraphones, lobbing upright bass, and the virtuosic jazz guitar of Lee Underwood, but what really ties everything together are the vocals and songwriting. Buckley’s voice is so versatile that he is able to express a wide range of emotions, sometimes blurring them from one moment to the next.

Pererin – Haul ar yr eira

Style: Progressive Folk-Rock, Welsh Folk

Moods: Medieval, Mystical, Sentimental, Epic, Passionate, Earthy, Communal, Intricate

Instrumentation: Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Vocal Harmonies, Celtic Harp, Flute, Bodhran, Congas, Bongos, Keyboard, Electric Bass, Recorder, Drums, 12-String Guitar, Mandolin, Mellotron