New Reviews for April 12, 2024

Don't Forget Me
The singer-songwriter's third album is a candid, musically assured statement of her independent spirit.
- Matt Collar
A confident, often celebratory set of alt-pop and dance-rock that finds the candid lyricist rebounding from the mental-health struggles of her debut.
- Marcy Donelson
One Deep River
Blue Note / EMI Records
A reliable mix of sentimentality, wit, and warm storytelling from the English journeyman.
- Timothy Monger
Perceive Its Beauty, Acknowledge Its Grace
Impulse! / Verve
The first full-length by the British jazzman to fully explore his commitment to the flute, with an illustrious cast.
- Thom Jurek
All GistEditor's choice
Paradise of Bachelors
The two fingerstyle guitar aces converge for a third volume of intricate and tasteful duets.
- Timothy Monger
Silence Is LoudEditor's choice
Full-length debut from the award-winning singer/producer, seamlessly blending jungle's head-rush breakbeats with neo-soul introspection.
- Paul Simpson
Red Hot & Ra: The Magic CityEditor's choice
Red Hot Organization
Meshell Ndegeocello explores the music and example of Sun Ra, aided by a star-studded cast that includes Marshall Allen and Immanuel Wilkins.
- Thom Jurek
Unwishing WellEditor's choice
A set of reflective and subdued songs from this Bay Area jangle pop outfit brings back some of the textural dreaminess of their earlier output.
- Fred Thomas
Snowflakes Are Dancing: Electronic Performances of Debussy's Tone Paintings
AllMusic Staff Pick - April 12, 2024
One of the more satisfying classical/synthesizer debuts, Snowflakes Are Dancing (released 50 years ago today)  works on its own terms as a piece of music. As well, the album succeeds as an interpretation of several Debussy compositions (including Clair de lune and Arabesque No. 1). Debussy's atmospheric compositions are naturals to receive the Tomita treatment and despite a few moments of interstellar cheesiness worthy of Star Hustler, Tomita's debut is an intriguing proto-synthesizer-pop record.
- John Bush