Warm

Arthur Russell – Iowa Dream

Style: Singer/Songwriter, Folk Pop, Americana

Vibe: Warm, Tender, Romantic, Reflective, Playful, Love, Compassionate, Rustic, Bittersweet, Intimate, Mellow

Musical Qualities: Catchy, Lyrical, Lush, Home Recording, Acoustic, Melodic

Instrumentation: Vocals, Cello, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Drums, Keyboards, Organ, Vibraphone, Tabla, Violin, Bongos, Horns, Flute, Bass

Henry Flynt – Graduation

LPx2, Archival, Superior Viaduct, 2001 / 2013 Recorded 1975-1979 Style: Weird Americana, “Cowboy Raga”, Old-Time, Celestial Boogie, Back-porch Minimalism Vibes: Hypnotic, Warm, Rural, Summer, Energetic, Groovy, Playful, Psychedelic, Rootsy, Ecstatic Instrumentation: Fiddle, Tapes, Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, Saxophone, Drums Musical Qualities: Droney, Instrumental, Improvisation, Minimalistic, Modal, Repetitive Graduation by Henry Flynt

Alabaster DePlume – Come With Fierce Grace

Style: Spiritual Jazz, Progressive Jazz

Vibe: Polyvocal, Communal, Uplifting, Warm, Triumphant, Flowing, Driving, Groovy, Raw, Hypnotic, Reflective, Colorful, Spiritual, Rebellious, Compassionate

Musical Qualities: Collective Improvisation, Thematic, Polyphonic, Dub, Suite, Loose, Rhythmic, Percussive, Studio-as-an-Instrument, Analogue Recording

Instrumentation: Tenor Sax, Electric Guitar, Synthesizers, Electric Bass, Multiple Drummers, Tabla, Upright Bass, Cello, Group Vocals, Piano, Percussion

Arthur Russell – Pictures of Bunny Rabbit

Style: Ambient Pop, Electro-Acoustic, Post-Minimalism, Avant-Folk

Vibe: Introspective, Deconstructed, Intimate, Surreal, Exploratory, Mysterious, Aquatic, Ethereal, Hypnotic, Mystical, Warm

Instrumentation: Vocals, Cello, Keyboards, Guitar, Harmonica, Echoes

Irreversible Entanglements – Protect Your light

Style: Liberation Music, Jazz Poetry, Spiritual Jazz

Vibes: Uplifting, Polyvocal, Intertwined, Triumphant, Meditative, Driving, Spiritual, Rebellious, Political, Warm, Conscious, Poetic, Liberation

Musical Qualities: Collective Improvisation, Polyrhythmic, Acoustic, Polyphonic, Progressive, Thematic, Ostinato

Califone – Villagers

Style: Weird Americana, Folk-Rock, Singer/Songwriter

Vibes: Cryptic, Autumnal, Warm, Rural, Sardonic, Observational, Apathetic, Mellow, Peaceful, Playful. Twangy

Musical Qualities: Lush, Loops, Electro-Acoustic, Percussive, Melodic, Lyrical, Studio-as-an-Instrument

Amina Claudine Myers Trio – Jumping in the Sugar Bowl

Amina Claudine Myers – Piano, Organ, Voice
Reggie Nicholson – Drums, Percussion, Voice
Thomas Palmer – Upright Bass, Electric Bass

Style: Post-Bop, Vocal Jazz, Gospel-Influenced

Vibe: Sunny, Groovy, Playful, Energetic, Passionate, Warm, Bluesy

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”

Norman Blake – The Fields of November

Style: Progressive Bluegrass, Folk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MV & EE with the Bummer Road – Green Blues

Style: Weird Americana, Country-Psych, Free Folk

Moods: Rural, Warm, Romantic, Stoned, Spacey, Road Trip, Earthy, Meandering, Psychedelic, Raw

Musical Qualities: Fuzzy, Jams, Vocal Harmonies, Home Recording, Dub Fx

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pullman – Viewfinder

featuring members of Tortoise, Codeine, Rex, Tower Recordings, etc.

Style: Chamber-Folk, Back-Porch Minimalism, Post-Rock

Moods: Peaceful, Back-Porch, Mellow, Airy, Focused, Impressionistic, Intertwined, Light, Open, Warm

Musical Qualities: Acoustic, Minimalist, Instrumental, Repetitive

Jim White – Waffles, Triangles & Jesus

Style: Americana, Singer/Songwriter, Alt-Country

Moods: Drifter, Surreal, Poetic, Twangy, Colorful, Eccentric, Sunny, Uplifting, Playful, Observational, Contemplative, Warm, Rural, Sentimental, Storytelling

The Baird Sisters – Until You Find Your Green

Style: Appalachian Folk

Moods: Spring, Pastoral, Morning, Warm, Nature, Rootsy, Flowing, Airy

Musical Qualities: Acoustic, Lush, Melodic, Soft, Fingerstyle

Instrumentation: Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Field Recordings, Vocal Harmonies

J.J. Cale – Okie

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

Moods: Road Trip, Carefree, Confident, Sunny, Romantic, Summer, Reflective, Warm, Breezy, Rural, Mellow

Musical Qualities: Groovy, Lush, Bluesy, Smooth, Rhythmic

P.G. Six & Louise Bock – All Summer Long is Gone

Style: Post-Minimalism, Ambient Chamber-Folk, New Age

Moods: Soothing, Flowing, Dreamy, Meditative, Nature, Peaceful, Hypnotic, Pulse, Intertwined, Reflective

Instrumentation: Celtic Harp, Alto Saxophone, Keyboards, Voice

The Art Ensemble of Chicago – Bap-Tizum

Style: Avant-Garde Jazz, Modern Creative, Spiritual Jazz, Free Jazz

Moods: Ritualistic, Passionate, Cathartic, Open, Colorful, Visceral, Warm, Communal, Free, Abstract, Chaotic, Exploratory, Responsive, Tribal, Spiritual

Musical Qualities: Collective Improvisation, Percussive, Suite, Live, Dynamic, Polyphonic, Group Vocals

Instrumentation: Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Kelphorn, Bass Drum, Percussion, Saxophones (Alto, Soprano, Sopranino, Tenor, & Bass), Clarinet, Drums, Alto Flute, Conga, Vibraphone, Upright Bass, Electric Bass, Log Drum, Gong, Whistle, Bass Marimba

Steve Gunn – Ancient Jules

Style: Singer/Songwriter, Folk-Rock, Heartland Rock

Moods: Breezy, Warm, Road Trip, Carefree, Sunny, Uplifting, Peaceful, Anthemic

Personnel:
Steve Gunn – Guitar, Vocals; Jim Elkington – Guitar, Dobro; John Truscinksi – Drums; Nathan Bowles – Percussion, Pian; Justin Tripp – Electric Bass; Jason Meagher – Electric Bass; Hans Chew – Wurlitzer

Norman Blake – Old and New

Style: Progressive Bluegrass, Folk, Americana

Moods: Rural, Rootsy, Sunny, Bittersweet, Energetic, Joyful, Storytelling, Summer, Warm

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

Jackie-O Motherfucker – Bloom

“I am not me” the chorus sings repeatedly, a spell to dissolve the ego and deconstruct the myth of American individualism, leaving fertile ground for a collective vision of abundance to bloom. The open-door band of multi-instrumentalists shakily weave through a suite of haunting drone seances, raggedly tender folk sing-a-longs, liberated group improvisations and triumphant post-rock discord. Once again Jackie-O Motherfucker continues their forward march to a beautiful anarchic world without losing touch with its roots in the weird American underground.

Robert Wyatt – Ruth is Stranger Than Richard

Style: Canterbury Scene, Jazz-Rock, Progressive Pop

Moods: Surreal, Playful, Warm, Cryptic, Bittersweet, Eccentric, Imaginative, Meandering, Bright

Musical Qualities: Suite, Melodic, Studio-as-an-Instrument, Progressive, Experimental Vocals

Instrumentation: Piano, Trumpet, Vocals, Electric Bass, Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, Drums

Instrumental Music of the Southern Appalachians

Style: Appalachian Folk, Piedmont Blues

Vibe: Pastoral, Rootsy, Morning, Rustic, Bright, Spiritual, Warm, Passionate, Contemplative

Musical Qualities: Solo Instrumentals, Acoustic, Melodic, Sparse, Fingerstyle

Instruments: Fiddle, Banjo, Acoustic Guitar, Dulcimer, Harmonica

Kevin Ayers – Whatevershesbringswesing

Style: Canterbury Scene, Progressive Pop, Art Rock, Singer/Songwriter

Vibe: Playful, Uplifting, Eclectic, Joyful, Eccentric, Stoned, Warm, Eccentric, Romantic

Musical Qualities: Catchy, Lush, Melodic, Lyrical, Orchestral

Bitchin Bajas – Bajas Fresh

Features Masaki Batoh, Ben Lamar Gay, Jim Becker,

Style: Space Ambient, Progressive Electronic, Kosmische, New Age

Moods: Meditative, Cosmic, Peaceful, Warm, Intertwined, Hypnotic, Psychedelic

Musical Qualities: Pulse, Instrumental, Progressive, Atmospheric, Washy, Droney

Instrumentation: Analogue Synthesizers, Organ, Bass Clarinet, Flute, Electric Guitar, Percussion, Cornet

Samara Lubelski – The Fleeting Skies

Styles: Singer-Songwriter, Chamber Folk, Math-Pop

Moods: Breezy, Flowing, Intertwined, Morning, Warm, Dreamy, Sunny, Spring, Bright, Colorful, Forest, Soothing

Musical Qualities: Soft, Lush, Melodic, Catchy, Loose, Fingerstyle

Instrumentation: Electric Guitar, Violin, Flute, Drums, Bass, Piano, Recorder

Sharon Van Etten – Remind Me Tomorrow

Style: Singer/Songwriter, Synth Pop, Trip-Hop

Moods: Bittersweet, Sentimental, Warm, Romantic

Musical Qualities: Catchy, Lush, Vocal Harmonies, Polished Production

John Prine – Sweet Revenge

Style: Singer/Songwriter, Americana, Country-Rock

Moods: Bittersweet, Humorous, Storytelling, Twangy, Sunny, Road Trip, Playful, Poetic, Warm, Sentimental, Twangy

Musical Qualities: Acoustic, Lyrical, Background Gospel Singers, Vocal Harmonies, Melodic

Big Thief – UFOF

Style: Folk Pop, Dream-Folk, Progressive Pop, Slowcore

Vibe: Spring, Warm, Intertwined, Ethereal, Introspective, Cryptic, Poetic, Misty, Gentle, Soothing, Bittersweet

Musical Qualities: Lush, Polished, Melodic, Progressive

Dwight Trible & The Life Force Trio – Love is the Answer

Produced by Carlos Niño & Dexter Story; featuring production from Ras G, Sa-ra, Madlib, J Dilla, Daedelus, Georgia Anne Muldrow, etc…

Styles: Acid Jazz, Organic Beat Music, Jazz-Funk, Spiritual Jazz, Trip-Hop, Vocal Jazz

Moods: Devotional, Uplifting, Spiritual, Communal, Sunny, Warm, Passionate, Groovy, Triumphant, Conscious

Musical Qualities: Beats, Collage, Rhythmic, Eclectic

P.G. Six – Starry Mind

Style: Folk Rock, Singer-Songwriter, Acid Folk, Americana

Moods: Reflective, Spring, Tender, Sunny, Warm, Breezy, Romantic, Intimate, Rustic, Bright, Contemplative, Fantasy, Introspective, Poetic, Retro, Uplifting, Mellow

Bill Callahan – YTILAER

Style: Singer/Songwriter, Americana

Moods: Contemplative, Existential, Nature, Poetic Lush, Pastoral, Warm, Peaceful, Romantic

Instrumentation: Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Piano, Drums, Electric Bass, Contra Alto Clarinet, Trumpet, Synthesizers

J.J. Cale – Troubadour

Style: Singer/Songwriter, Roots Rock, Americana

Moods: Confident, Sunny, Smooth, Warm, Carefree, Romantic, Sexual, Relaxed, Bluesy, Rootsy

Musical Qualities: Melodic, Groovy, Polished, Tight

Harold Land – A New Shade of Blue

Personnel & Instrumentation:
Harold Land, Tenor Saxophone; Bobby Hutcherson, Vibes; Buster Williams, Upright Bass; Bill Henderson, Piano & Electric Piano; Billy Hart, Drums; Mtume, Conga

Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On

Style: Smooth Soul

Moods: Sexual, Passionate, Nocturnal, Sensual, Mellow, Smooth, Romantic, Warm, Sentimental

Musical Qualities: Lush, Groovy, Vocal Harmonies, Polished Production

P.G. Six – Parlor Tricks and Porch Favorites

Style: Loner Folk, Chamber Folk, heavily influenced by Celtic Folk & British Folk-Rock

Moods: Reflective, Intimate, Autumnal, Pastoral, Soothing, Melancholy, Medieval, Peaceful, Tender, Mournful, Meditative

Instrumentation: Celtic Harp, Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Piano, Frame Drum, Shakuhachi Flute, Farfisa Organ, Djembe, Dumbek, Tabla, Synthesizers

Worthitpurchase – Truthtelling

Style: Art-Pop, Bedroom Pop, Dream Pop

Moods: Introspective, Warm, Intimate, Dreamy, Surreal, Soothing, Plaintive, Mellow

Musical Qualities: Catchy, Studio-as-an-Instrument, Vocal Harmonies

Kairon; IRSE! – Polysomn

Style: Space Rock, Prog, Shoegaze

Vibe: Epic, Washy, Ethereal, Adventure, Driving, Energetic, Warm, Spacey, Blissful, Psychedelic

Musical Qualities: Fuzzy, Dense, Progressive, Riffs, Noisy, Uncommon Time Signatures

Wet Tuna – Water Weird

Style: Country-Psych, Folk-Funk, Jam Band

Vibe: Aquatic, Summer, Warm, Groovy, Spacey, Laid Back, Playful, Stoned

Musical Qualities: Rhythmic, Atmospheric, Improvisation, Loose, Lo-Fi

Moor Mother – Jazz Codes

Style: Jazz Rap, Great Black Music, Experimental Hip-Hop, Future Jazz

Moods: Conscious, Surreal, Futuristic, Mystical, Uplifting, Warm, History, Cryptic, Poetic, Storytelling, Spiritual, Ethereal, Eclectic, Sombre, Summer, Political

Musical Qualities: Lush, Lyrical, Suite, Beats

Gram Parsons – GP

Style: Singer/Songwriter, Country, Cosmic American Music

Moods: Reflective, Heartbreak, Longing, Bittersweet, Sentimental, Twangy, Warm

Musical Qualities: Vocal Harmonies, Melodic, Lush, Soft

Makaya McCraven – In These Times

Featured Musicians: Jeff Parker, Junius Paul, Brandee Younger, Joel Ross, Marta Sofia Honer, etc

Styles: Orchestral Beat Music, Jazz Fusion, Spiritual Jazz

Mood: Spring, Cinematic, Warm, Uplifting, Spiritual, Groovy, Peaceful

Musical Qualities: Lush, Suite, Sampling, Rhythmic, Orchestral, Instrumental, Beats, Studio-as-an-Instrument

Black Uhuru – Black Sounds of Freedom

Style: Roots Reggae, Dub

Moods: Spiritual, Conscious, Mystical, Groovy, Warm, Uplifting, Mellow, Tropical, Nature, Political

Musical Qualities: Vocal Harmonies, Melodic, Rhythmic

MV + EE – Barn Nova

Style: Weird Americana, Country-Psych

Moods: Warm, Romantic, Sunny, Rustic, Summer, Meandering, Carefree, Uplifting, Playful

Musical Qualities: Fuzzy, Melodic, Dense, Loose

Animal Collective – Feels

Style: Neo-Psychedelia, Psych Pop

Moods: Hallucinogenic, Warm, Eccentric, Uplifting, Whimsical, Comforting, Spring, Playful, Romantic, Messy

Musical Qualities: Dense, Melodic, Dynamic, Rhythmic

The Silence – The Silence

Style: Acid Folk, Psych Rock, Prog

Vibe: Mystical, Longing, Retro, Fuzzy, Sentimental, Warm, Nocturnal, Ancient, Mysterious, Eclectic

J.J. Cale – Really

LP, Shelter Records, 1972 Style: Singer/Songwriter, Roots Rock, Americana Moods: Heartbreak, Sunny, Swagger, Road Trip, Rustic, Rootsy, Mellow, Reflective, Warm, Angsty Musical Qualities: Bluesy, Groovy, Polished

Yves Jarvis – The Zug

Style: Neo-Psychedelia, Free Pop, Progressive Songwriter, Hypnagogic Pop, Psychedelic Jazz-Folk

Moods: Uplifting, Personal, Existential, Warm, Groovy, Summer, Surreal, Psychedelic

Musical Qualities: Studio-as-an-Instrument, Processed Vocals, Melodic, Home Recording, Dense, Catchy

Alabaster DePlume – GOLD

Style: Art Pop, Spiritual Jazz, Dub Poetry, Collage Pop

Moods: Triumphant, Conversational, Uplifting, Conscious, Communal, Heartfelt, Passionate, Hypnotic, Intertwined, Intimate, Intricate, Playful, Rebellious, Love, Poetic, Reflective, Soothing, Spiritual, Warm,

Musical Qualities: Suite, Improvisation, Analogue Recording, Tape Edits, Dub Production, Sound Collage, Thematic, Polished, Catchy

Instrumentation: Saxophone, Spoken Word, Upright Bass, Drums, Group Vocals, Tabla, Synthesizers, Percussion, Guitar, Cello

Alex G – God Save the Animals

Style: Neo-Psychedelia, Singer/Songwriter, Art Pop

Moods: Uplifting, Heartfelt, Spiritual, Warm, Introspective, Wholesome, Eclectic, Colorful, Cryptic, Ethereal, Joyful, Longing, Bittersweet, Psychedelic, Sentimental, Tender

Musical Qualities: Lush, Melodic, Vocal Effects, Studio-as-an-Instrument, Catchy, Polished, Progressive

Courtney Marie Andrews – Loose Future

Style: Americana, Singer/Songwriter

Moods: Bittersweet, Road Trip, Warm, Reflective, Introspective, Breakup, Rustic

Recommended if you dig Gram Parsons, Edith Frost, or Neko Case

Wet Tuna – Warping All By Yourself

Style: Aquatic Psych, Folk-Funk

Vibes: Swampy, Ethereal, Mystical, Utopian, Relaxed, Dreamy, Swagger, Contemplative, Warm, Playful, Whispery, Soothing

Qualities: Groovy, Atmospheric, Percussive, Dub Fx, Vocal Delays, Headphone Album

Sélène Saint-Aimé – Potomitan

Style: Avant-garde Chamber Jazz, Afro-Carribean Jazz, Gwoka

Moods/Themes: Ancestry, Ritualistic, Meditative, Hypnotic, Communal, Rootsy, Poetic, Sombre, Elegant, Flowing, Warm, Mystical

Musical Qualities: Polyrhythmic, Percussive, Acoustic, Repetitive, Improvisation, Technical

Instrumentation: Upright Bass, Bèlè Drum, Ka Drum, Trumpet, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals, Cello, Violin

Sun Ra – Nothing Is…

Style: Cosmic Jazz, Free Space Music

Feelings: Exploratory, Cosmic, Forest, Mysterious, Abstract, Intense, Energetic, Spacey, Surreal, Warm

Musical Qualities: Collective Improvisation, Acoustic, Polyphonic, Dense, Live Performance, Dissonant, Complex, Dynamic

MV & EE with Golden Road – Gettin’ Gone

Style: Country-Rock, Psychedelic Americana

Vibe: Sunny, Ragged, Warm, Freewheelin’, Messy, Tender, Romantic, Rustic, Raw

Musical Qualities: Fuzzy, Loose, Vocal Harmonies, Jams, Dense

Rich Ruth – I Survived, It’s Over

Style: Kosmische Jazz, Progressive Electronic, New Age

Vibe: Healing, Cosmic, Warm, Ethereal, Colorful, Uplifting, Spiritual, Exploratory, Heartfelt, Soothing

Musical Qualities: Improvisation, Repetitive, Studio-as-an-Instrument, Atmospheric, Instrumental

Instrumentation: Keyboards, Synthesizers, Upright Bass, Saxophone, Electric Guitar, Drums, Flute, Harp

Avey Tare – Cows on Hourglass Pond

Style: Psych-Pop, Neo-Psychedelia, Acid Folk

Vibe: Aquatic, Ethereal, Peaceful, Hallucinogenic, Reflective, Hypnotic, Mellow, Surreal, Uplifting, Warm, Existential

Musical Qualities: Catchy, Soft, Melodic, Atmospheric, Vocal Fx, Analogue Recording

Joan Shelley – Over and Even

Style: Folk, Singer/Songwriter

Vibe: Morning, Reflective, Soothing, Gentle, Bittersweet, Warm, Mellow, Contemplative

Musical Qualities: Acoustic, Lush, Soft, Vocal Harmonies, Melodic, Sparse, Polished Production

Instrumentation: Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Piano, Harmonium, Glockenspiel, Keyboards

George Duke – The Inner Source

Style: Jazz Fusion, Cosmic Jazz-Funk

Vibe: Spacey, Sunny, Warm, Spiritual, Uplifting

Musical Qualities: Improvisation, Groovy, Instrumental, Melodic

Charles Mingus – Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus

Style: Post-Bop, Progressive Big Band

Vibe: Elegant, Romantic, Nocturnal, Bustling, Passionate, Warm, Complex, Energetic

Musical Qualities: Polyphonic, Progressive, Dense, Technical, Acoustic, Improvisation, Lush, Melodic

Bill Callahan – Woke on a Whaleheart

Style: Singer/Songwriter, Americana, Alt-Country

Vibe: Observational, Deadpan, Earthy, Reflective, Rustic, Confident, Warm, Storytelling, Contemplative, Loner

Qualities: Lush, Choral Vocals, Lyrical, Rhythmic, Simple

Fountainsun – Sweep the Temple

Style: Spiritual Folk, Outsider Folk

Vibe: Mystical, Pantheistic, Contemplative, Uplifting, Enchanting, Intimate, Heartfelt, Forest, Ritualistic, Meditative, Morning, Warm, Storytelling

Musical Qualities: Acoustic, Suite, Spoken Word, Melodic, Lyrical

Instrumentation: 12-String Banjo, Acoustic Guitar, Marimba, Vibraphone, Vocal Harmonies, Gong, Percussion, Shakuhachi,

Mickey Newbury – I Came to Hear the Music

Style: Singer/Songwriter, Progressive Country

Vibe: Introspective, Reflective, Heartfelt, Bittersweet, Longing, Lush, Warm, Soothing, Rustic, Tender, Sentimental, Spiritual, Contemplative, Intimate

Musical Qualities: Acoustic, Lyrical, Melodic, Orchestral, Polished, Background Vocals