I get hundreds–yes, hundreds–of emails every week from artists and publicists looking for some exposure. I try to get to as many as I can while others go to Juliette and Larry, my regular reviews. I also gather a bunch for my weekly Top 11 playlist of recommended new tracks.
Here’s something that caught my ear on a Sunday morning. Pilestra, a musician and producer from Timisoara, Romania, sent me this lovely bit of dream pop called “Su Avel.” She isn’t singing in Romanian (which is good, because I don’t know a thing about that language) but in idioglossia, her own invention. So if this comes across as a Cocteau Twins/Sigur Ros-like fantasy sequence, you’ll know why. Very pretty. There’s more at Bandcamp.