Xavier Rudd Live at Winstons Beach Club on 2004-09-15

Xavier Rudd is an Australian folk artist. He plays many instruments, and he shines on the Didgeridoo. Here is a live concert from 2004, a perfect showcase of Xavier’s talent. My particular favorite is his song Let Me Be, a tune I’ve had stuck in my head for years now.

Xavier Rudd Live at Winstons Beach Club on 2004-09-15

Rho – October Turncoat

A nice little EP that sounds reminiscent of Boards Of Canada or Orange Crush. Mellow electronica grooves with acoustic guitars and chilled, downtempo beats. A nice, relaxing EP.

Rho – October Turncoat

In Chains – Dead Heart Bloom

I guess you would call this folk, but it has a dreamy, ethereal quality about it that transcends genres. It’s just good, relaxing music that will make you fell a bit better about the world. The third track, Halfway Gone, really reminds me of a song by the Beatles, but I can’t put my finger on which song. They’ve somehow invented what can only be called ‘ambient funk’. At any rate, all five tracks on the EP rock. This is definitely one of the best finds so far this year (even though we’re only one month in).

In Chains – Dead Heart Bloom.

Crepusculum – Sky Diaries EP

Crepusculum - Sky DiariesCrepusculum is Fred Baty, who creates acoustic guitar melodies for when you’re feeling melancholy. Peaceful yet energetic. Best listened to in headphones with eyes closed.