Ljubinko Zivkovic

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Winter – Endless Space (Between You & I)

Based on what she presents here, there seems to be endless (musical) space in front of Winter.

Blunda – Pulling For You

On Pulling For You Blunda’s meticulous approach works, making the listener yearn for a full-fledged album release.

Paint – Spiritual Vegas

Spiritual Vegas is an assured and accomplished album that goes beyond being a side project for the Allah-Las guitarist.

Thiago Nassif – Mente

Mente is Nassif’s show throughout, particularly exemplified in his songwriting and arranging skills.

Eternell – Imagined Distances

The music on Imagined Distances is designed to be exactly what the title says, some imagined, more pleasant spaces at any bigger distance from some of the more cruel facts of reality around the listener.

[.que] – And Inside

The whole album plays like a set of mellow late-night mind-movies. And Inside is essentially what you get. A good fuzzy feeling.

Laura Taubman – Revelation

Judging by what she has come up with on Revelation, there might really be something in her idea to take a part in helping save the music.

Guy Grogan – Same Morning Light

All this knowledge and experience would go to no avail if it wasn’t backed by some serious talent, and on the evidence of this album, Grogan has quite a bit of it.

Chris Ianuzzi – Planeteria

On Planeteria, Ianuzzi is able to keep his listeners alert throughout and has succeeded where many other electronic artists have failed – take his listeners for a space ride.

Mohamed Assani – Wayfinder

What we get with Wayfinder is not gimmicky fad music where either opposing music style is just appendix to the other, but a true (ambient)blend perfectly suited for those late hours when it was actually recorded.

Patrick Ames – Reawakened 2020 & Liveness EP

With his music and lyrics, this might be a perfect time for Patrick Ames.

TALsounds – Acquiesce

Whether by chance or intent, Chami’s acquiesce coincides with a broader situation when we all have to accept some things as they are, whether we like it or not. The question remains what will we do about it.

Psychic Markers – S/T

Psychic Markers’ real-life experience did influence their sound profoundly, without really removing them from their psych roots, and it is all for the better.

Niika – Close But Not Too Close

As debuts go, this one will be hard to match in the year of the pandemic.

Golden Retriever & Chuck Johnson – Rain Shadow

Very few joint efforts are able to come up with such excellent results as Golden Retriever and Chuck Johnson are able to do on Rain Shadow, proving that experimentation and music pleasing to the ear can go hand in hand.

Chip Wickham – Blue To Red

Blue and Red comes to us at a time when the deep, spiritual feeling is one of the things we can cling to, and Chip Wickham hits all the right notes for that to be possible.

Adeline Hotel – Solid Love

Adeline Hotel, the band, and  Dan Kniskowy have come up here with some mellifluous, soothing sounds without exhibiting a single iota of pretentiousness. Possibly the reason Solid Love is so much more than solid.

Steve Dawson & Funeral Bonsai Wedding – Last Flight Out

What we have on our hands is one of the more poignant, melodic, chamber folk/pop albums to pop up in a while.

The Soft Pink Truth – Shall We Go On Sinning So That Grace May Increase?

What we get on Shall We Go On Sinning So That Grace May Increase? is a mesmerizing musical concoction that expresses exactly what Daniel set out to do.

Jeff Beam – Jeff Beam

Beam was able to package all of his influences into a set of well-rounded and thought-out songs that deserve to be heard.

Jennah Barry – Holiday

In these self-isolation and social distancing times, Jennah Barry’s Holiday reflects the times but with a healthy dose of hope.

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