The Smallternative: 10 Small Reviews for July 2021

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Small Albums is our friendly neighborhood “Ant on Helium writing Music Reviews.” Look all we know is, they have great taste and write fun insightful reviews in a single line. So of course we brought them in to do a column on our site called The Smallternative where they can do what they do best, recommend music.

Below are 10 new reviews of some incredible recent releases in Small Album’s minimalist style. Enjoy.

Jodi – Blue Heron

A teacup without a handle on a dark wooden tray is left in the back of a truck that’s parked on a road of chalky white rock.

Evan Zierk – Endless Gesture

Slow glowing hands digging through soft mountains.

Lucid Express – S/T

For a quick moment, as you walk through your house in the dark, a blizzard rushes through and then disappears.

Moon King – The Audition

Strolling off the side of the planet onto a lit up path that curves around.

TJO – Dispatches From The Drift

A dusty tightrope inside of the homemade birdhouse.

WOODS – Strange To Explain [More Strange (Deluxe Edition)]

A red tulip and a daffodil trading old family photographs in the mulch.

Darkside – Spiral

A flare of organic heat that dries your eyes out.

L’Rain – Fatigue

A safari outside of a city window where microbes see a world we can’t.

Spectacular Diagnostics – Natural Mechanics

Fill a pink convertible up with pastel syrup and milk.

Slow Pulp – Deleted Scenes

A box truck made of quilts delivering the contents of your home to a cloud shaped like a home you’ve never lived in.


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