What to listen to right now

Welcome to my first post!

Do you even riff is a site intended to bring you music, riffs, music recommendations, music analysis and tips. Hopefully you will find it helpful and resourceful.

Today I want to give you three recommendations of great music that I have been listening to this week. If you like it please let me know in the comments, share it and let others like you and I listen to great music -because in such a fast-growing digital era is getting harder and harder to find great passionate musicians. Would you agree with that?

Here are my recommendations:

    1. Blind Ego. Album: Liquid (2016)

Blind Ego released their latest work last year, Liquid falls slightly in the nu-metal category and has a progressive rock feel to it. Their music is a mix of well balanced, powerful guitars, massive drums and anthemic melodies. The sonic quality and refreshing creativity are notable from passage to passage and song to song. This project was conceived by the German RPWL band’s guitarist, Kalle Wallner.

 

      2. Mark Lettieri. Album: Spark and Echo            (2016)

In 2016, guitarist Mark Lettieri, well-known for being a member of the legendary band Snarky Puppy, released a new record which even without lyrics, speaks for itself. Spark and Echo is a broad, rich piece of language that grooves from beginning to end. It has ten tunes that lead the listener through far away sonority meadows. What else could be said of music like this? Listen for yourself:

      3. Jeff Tweedy. Album: Together at last              (2017)

I recently listened to this new album by Jeff Tweedy and it reminded me a lot of Bob Dylan as well as Neil Young. The use of simplicity throughout the songs takes you through his stories. With an acoustic guitar, his voice and some harmonica, I would call this “pure american folk”.