New Year Ninety 2018 – 40 to 31

Without you as the reader none of this Readers’ Selection for the New Year Ninety would be possible, thank you for taking the time out of your day to consider the musicians featured. Though you are right you didn’t get a chance to vote, it is all calculated on algorithms – 40 to 31 for 2018…

Lavender - New Year Ninety 2018


40. Краснознаменная дивизия имени моей бабушки (Red banner division named after my grandmother) (Russia)

Кики – Краснознамённая дивизия имени моей бабушки is available on iTunes.*

39. The Extons (England)

Who Am I? – Single – The Extons is available on iTunes.*

38. Kacie Thomas (USA)

37. She Pleasures Herself (Portugal)

Disposable is available on bandcamp.

36. Wrecking Horse (Australia)

35. Lavender (England)

34. The Spins (USA)

Tank’d – EP – The Spins is available on iTunes.*

33. Ryan Raiden (USA)

Painting – Single – Ryan Raiden is available on iTunes.*

32. Overjoyed (Sweden)

31. Rolling Eyes (Australia)

Rolling Eyes EP. 1 is available on Bandcamp.

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Ryan Raiden – 67 – Audio

Within the past few hours the US alt-folk creator Ryan Raiden released his début three track single Painting.

Ryan Raiden

Ryan Raiden

An approaching nine minute release that combines skeletal acoustics and associated percussion that envelopes the listener in its construct, allowing the audience to generate their own inflections.

Instantly capturing the ears is the baritone vocal which travels around the room in sonorous lament, and akin to many folk singers it is noticeably out of kilter with the backing and for its very disassociation, as with significant players of the genre of the past, creates a connection with the listener.

My selection from the release is the closer – 67.


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