Welcome to my monthly music recommendation list!
This month I’m featuring a wide variety of styles, three that I’ve just recently found, and an old favorite.
I’m also adding a YouTube Music playlist option as well, because Spotify has been weird with listening internationally.
Listen to this month’s playlist on YouTube Music:
THIS MONTH’S RECOMMENDATIONS:
1. Billy Strings
I found this fantastic bluegrass artist while browsing Reddit a few weeks back and was amazed at his skill and soul.
・Dust In A Baggie
2. Bear McReary
Last month I was working a lot with a playthrough of God of War on in the background, and I fell in love with the music and how it was used to empower and support he storytelling in the game. After a bit of research I realized that I love all of this man’s music. So powerful.
・God of War – God of War (Playstation Soundtrack)
3. Dafnis Prieto
I found Dafnis via drum solo video, and he is an INCREDIBLE player. After listening to his albums I can also say he’s an INCREDIBLE composer as well. His arrangements are so much fun and so full of creativity.
・Una Vez Mas – Back to the Sunset
I met UQiYO a few years back at a show we played together here in Sapporo, and was surprised to find that the singer and I shared a hometown!? They’ve had a bit of a member change-up since then, but remain one of the best synth-pop groups in Japan IMO. If you need some happy energy, there’s no better place to look.
・Ship’s – Black Box