Today, I’m looking back down the mountain that was 2022. What’s happened this past year? What was bad, what was good, what did I learn?
Here is a list of the some of the most inspiring new music I found in 2022. I think these tracks demonstrate good new music still continues to be released! I hope you hear at least one track you haven’t heard before.
Hey readers, I just had the chance to listen to an advance of the five song EP “Elephant EP” by dream pop duo In The Valley Below. It’s a melodic journey through ’80s tinged sonic landscapes. Each song features beautiful vocals by both Angela Gail Mattson (vocals, keyboards) and Jeffrey Jacob Mendel (vocals, guitar), their voices floating over electronic backgrounds. I particularly liked their dreamy duet on the title track “Elephant”. Continue reading
Hey readers! Sorry it’s been several weeks since my last post. There’s been so much going on, the best of which is: I’m getting married in June! I’ve also been writing a short ghost story to submit to a British ghost story anthology. And the deadline is in seven days. So there’s been a lot going on, thanks for bearing with me!
I first learned about Canadian musician Jay Arner from his beautifully haunting electronic album Homemade Ship (Remix) with vocals by songwriter Rose Melberg. He was very kind when I emailed him recently expressing my love of that album, so I wanted to share his latest work with all of you. Take a listen when you have the chance. And here’s a great review on Pitchfork.