John Zorn/ Fred Frith- Late Works
This is a crazy throw back to the manic improvisational duos that were more common in the late 70s and early 80 among the avant-garde in NYC. Here is an excerpt from a live performance:
Midlake- The Courage of Others
This is beautiful, melancholy progrockish/ folk. It's good for a depression or two. Here is a link to the song "Acts of Man"
Triptykon- Eparistera Daimones
Thomas Fischer's first record from new his post- Celtic Frost band is lovely, tortured, and very heavy. Excellent black metal! Here is "Descendant" from the album:
High on Fire- Snakes For The Divine
It's not quite as good as previous High on Fire albums mainly because of bad production. It still rocks though. Here is "Frost Hammer!"
Anathema- We're Here Because We're Here
I can't think of band whose sound has changed so dramatically. 20 years ago they were slow, gloomy doom metal. On this album they sound like, well.... have a listen to "Everything"
Patty Griffin- Downtown Church
All you need to know about this album is that she sings a song with Emmylou Harris! Seeing the two of them live a couple of years ago ranks amongst my favorite concerts of all time
Here is "Little Fire"