I Like This: Romanian Dream Pop from Pilestra

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.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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