Ljubinko Zivkovic

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Carry The Branches – Small Everyone

Instead of turning this into a musical mishmash, Mallory does give a personal and unifying musical sense to all his influences, giving promise of greater musical things to come.

Gaadge – Somewhere Down Bellow

Gaadge has a tight, rocking sound that works, and as in many other instances that is quite enough, thank you.

Bile Sister – Living On The Edge

It is definitely music on the edge, which Reich casually crosses as she pleases, coming back with ease, and creating some immaculate sounds along the way.

Jim Wallis – In Huge Gesturing Loops

Listening to the seven tracks here, you realise why Wallis decided to take this route, touching exactly the pulse and the sound of the ambient country to a tee, with excellent results.

Huw Marc Bennett – Days Like Now

The seemingly light music and more serious themes form a counterpoint that makes them work together in excellent unison here.

Ben Gunning – No Magic Hand

And it all works so well together, all there sounding different and then as something created by one mind and concept, as it was.

Omar Ahmad – Inheritance

Without being formally aware of any musical formulas, rules, or genre boundaries, Ahmad approaches his music with a child-like enthusiasm and innovation, coupled with extensive experience as a resident DJ.

Pram of Dogs – Unland

In many ways, the album cover fits the music within, which on one hand has these dark overtones, and on the other, still is moving in its dark beauty.

Amelie Lucille – Amelie Lucille

Essentially, Lucille shows how ‘basic’ singer-songwriter music can sound good.

Paul Feder – Never Sleep EP

Feder doesn’t actually use direct musical quotes, but picks up tiny strands of other’s music and then arranges them in a manner that he sees fit.

The Muse Frequency – Diary of an Artist in Love

Nouat manages to give both the spoken word and the music he combines a balance that such a combination requires.

Tiny Leaves – Mynd

On the evidence of ‘Mynd’, Pike has both the ability and inventiveness in abundance to carry him through something that could have been just a mundane musical impression.

Wes McClintock – Open Dream

The key to why this album works is that McClintock has a nifty touch with song structures and layered arrangements that give his music here that extra touch.

Summer Houses – Frantic Hearts

What could have turned into an incomprehensible mishmash comes out as a great-sounding post-punk experiment.

The Titillators – That’s The Night

There is no chaos here, just an excellent set order, that sounds both familiar and different at the same time.

Lauren Bousfield – Salesforce

Frankly, Bousfield makes the point she intended in full presenting her ‘Salesforce’ as a complete musical force.

Vanessa Wagner – Les heures immobiles

All of the interpretations here are almost perfect, with Wagner’s intricate touch shining throughout.

Suburban Spell – Falling Down

It is exactly that emotional involvement that gives Suburban Spell’s ‘Falling Down’ that elevates the electronic sounds to another level.

Special Friend – Wait Until The Flames Come Rushing In

They could really become special friends with this kind of music.

Faunas – Paint The Birds

Here, Faunas cover a much wider ground by staying true to their initial concept and sound, something it takes other artists a few albums to achieve.

Lanayah – I’m Picking Lights in a Field

The key thing here is that Lanayah were able to neatly wrap up all the influences and present them in a cohesive (and very heavy) whole.

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