Steve Rose’s Ambient Aural Fantasy “Forest Whispers”

As you allow this music to wash over you, it conjures images of sunrises and cold winter winds, of solitude in the intensely beautiful wildernesses of the mind.

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Allison Weiss’ lovelorn yet buoyant acoustic live album

A cross between the witty prose of Suzanne Vega and the young poppy angst of Avril Lavigne, Weiss is shiny and buoyant, even in her lovelorn pain. You can tell she’s thoroughly enjoying herself onstage, performing her music and conversing with her audience intimately. She performs the entire set on acoustic guitar, making this sound more like a jam session on your back porch after dinner than an actual album.

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