Category Archives: Nocturnal. A Sound + Music Experience

June 17, 2020

It’s another episode of Nocturnal, a sound and music experience. This week we dive into some brand new hip hop, soul, and jazz with some timely classic tracks thrown. I’ll let the music do the talking… Thanks for listening.


Lil Baby The Bigger Picture (Motown)
Run The Jewels Walking in the Snow  (self-released)
Flying Lotus More (feat. Anderson .Paak)  (Warp)
KRS ONE R.E.A.L.I.T.Y.  (Jive)
Thundercat Fair Chance (feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Lil B) (Brainfeeder)
Public Enemy Power To The People  (Def Jam)
Kota the Friend B.Q.E  (Fitbys)
The Notorious B.I.G. Unbelievable (Bad Boy)
Quasimoto Microphone Mathematics  (Stones Throw)
RJD2 One of a Kind (feat. Homeboy Sandman)  (RJ’s Electrical Connections)
Knxwledge Learn  (Stones Throw)
Shabazz Palaces Wet  (Sub Pop)
Moma Ready An Exorcism (HAUS of ALTR)
El Michels Affair Reasons (feat. Bobby Oroza)  (Big Crown)
Menahan Street Band Queens Highway  (Daptone)
Donald Byrd Dominoes  (Blue Note)
Earth, Wind & Fire Sun Goddess (feat. Ramsey Lewis)  (Columbia)
Herbie Hancock Doin’ It  (Columbia)
Shabaka and the Ancestors ‘Til the Freedom Comes (Impulse!)
Kamasi Washington Becoming  (Young Turks)
Moses Boyd & Obongjayar Dancing In The Dark (Exodus)
Black Moon Who Got Da Props (Nervous)
Poor Righteous Teachers Rock This Funky Joint (Arista)
James Brown Say It Loud (I’m Black and I’m Proud) (Republic Records)
The Impressions We’re A Winner (Geffen)

June 10, 2020

On this episode of Nocturnal we dive into 10 new tracks. A shorter set than usual, but it’s been an enormous week for music released, especially on Bandcamp, where they waived fees once again. This week’s set begins with an old, but new track from Daniel Bachman, who I saw perform live just last summer in Portsmouth, New Hampshire at WSCA. We also have a few tracks from the new Rough Trade Publishing / Bank Robber compilation supporting Black Lives Matter. I hope you enjoy this week’s selections.

  1. Daniel Bachman  Dogwood  Green Alum Springs (Three Lobed Recordings)
  2. Orkesta Mendoza  Head Above Water  Curandero (Glitterbeat)
  3. Painted Zeros  Break  When You Found Forever (Don Giovanni Records)
  4. Linda Kemp  Don’t Go Hiding Your Light  EP (Gospel Train Records)
  5. Lip Talk + Woof Woof  No Justice No Peace (Rough Trade Publishing)
  6. Ty Segall & Cory Hanson  She’s a Beam (Drag City)
  7. Windy and Carl  Lighthouse  Unreleased Home Recordings 1992-1995  (self released)
  8. Caroline  Dark Blue  12″  (Rough Trade)
  9. Black Pumas Colors acoustic (ATO Records) 
  10. Menahan Street Band feat. Saundra Williams  There’s A New Day Coming (Daptone)

June 03, 2020

Welcome to a brand new look. I’m your same ol’ host, but during the pandemic I have been on hiatus and busy participating in too many Zoom calls for work. It’s not bad. Meanwhile, it’s time to get back into it. So here it is… Welcome to Nocturnal: A sound + music experience. On this occurrence we look at 16 artists all with new music available now or about to be released soon.


1. Cool Rockers – Black Ark Players (VP Records)
2. Someone – Gabriel Garzon Montano (Jagjaguwar)
3. So We Don’t Forget – Khruangbin (Dead Oceans)
4. Summer Places – Sam Prekop (Thrill Jockey Records)
5. The Furthest Farthest – David Grubbs & Taku Unami (Drag City)
6. Aeroplane Bathroom – Gordi (Jagjaguwar)
7. Troubled Girl – Drab City (Bella Union)
8. The Lucky – Jim White & Marisa Anderson (Thrill Jockey Records)
9. Continuous Portrait – Inventions (Temporary Residence)
10. Cross Bay – Meg Baird (Drag City)
11. Mushi No Uta – Kikagaku Moyo (Sub Pop)
12. per Aspera (ad Astra) – Fennesz (Touch UK)
13. Animen – Luke Vibert (Hypercolour)
14. Take Me Home (Country Roads) – Whitney w/ Waxahatchee (Secretly Canadian)
15. Dirty Room – Guy Capecelatro III (Two Ton Santa)
16. Harlem River – Kevin Morby Live in Paris – February 2020 (Dead Oceans)