One of my many talents is the ability to be surprised, I guess. Because it seems to be happening more and more often lately. As the news of a Grammy nomination were swirling around CFCF, aka Michael Silver, I noticed a message slipping in: he’s got more music coming soon. Very soon. Like, there’s … Continue reading CFCF – On Vacation
Apparently CFCF is bursting at the seams with new material. In addition to a new album, Radiance & Submission, he’s dropping a full-length cassette album on 1080p Collection called The Colours Of Life. Here’s a preview piece. After getting excited about the upcoming traditional album (new single streaming right here), this is a complete surprise. … Continue reading CFCF “Rain Dance”
CFCF is one of my favorite musicians alive. His albums evoke an understated brilliance and his mixtapes are literally perfect. The Montreal-based artist, real name Mike Silver, is a direct inspiration for my own mixtapes, and has weirdly and specifically similar tastes to mine. Every time he releases something new, I devour it and savor … Continue reading CFCF has a new single, The Ruined Map
“This seems really poppy/upbeat for you. Of course I’m always imagining you listening to weird post breakbeat Croatian footwork jazz with Russian metal and Japanese house influences” The above works were spoken to me by a friend as I shared this fantastic video for an old CFCF track. While the artist has evolved into something far … Continue reading CFCF – You Hear Colours [incredible video]
One of the most addictive pieces of music I’ve heard all year is the Night Bus II mixtape, by CFCF.
Hi. Welcome to the Optimistic Underground album of the year list for 2019. Every single release here is something special, worth your time to listen, worth every minute I spent writing it all down in the hopes that you’ll check it out. These fifty albums were painfully carved down from over one hundred twenty – … Continue reading 50 Best Albums of 2019
I say it every year because it’s always true: this year has been great for music. All it takes to find the greatness is an open mind and a set of ears. And a little help from your friends. So to begin, I want to thank all my friends around the world for the tips … Continue reading 50 Best Albums of 2018