July 9, 2020

MICHEL BANABILA – ALL CONNECTED (CD by Stealth Records) * MICHEL BANABILA & RADBOUD MENS & MARCO DOUMA – LIVE 2015 (CD by Stealth Records) * ERIC LA CASA – INTERIEURS (CD by Swarming) * LA BREICHE – LE RITE (CD by Cold Spring) * WORSEL STRAUSS & SHANI WOLF – EIGENWERT (CD by Analog […]

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July 9, 2020

Reviews July 9, 2020July 8, 2020 ~ Mike Source: Exclaim! 1’ Ennio Morricone and John Carpenter on the Wildly Confusing Origins of ‘The Thing’ Ennio Morricone Tributes Pour in as the World Mourns the Loss of a Legend Legendary Composer Ennio Morricone Dead at 91 Sarah Davachi Announces New Album ‘Cantus, Descant’ Listen to Every […]

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July 9, 2020

FRANCESCA NAIBO – NAMATOULEE CATH ROBERTS & ALEX BONNEY – LIVE AT HYG GREY WULF – S E E I N G, VOL. A Jazz Noise Reviews July 9, 2020July 8, 2020 ~ Mike Source: A Jazz Noise. 1

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July 8, 2020

The Free Jazz Collective Reviews July 8, 2020July 7, 2020 ~ Mike Source: The Free Jazz Collective. The Hypnotic Universe of Pak Yan Lau Sarah Weaver – SYNCHRONY SERIES: Music of Sarah Weaver and Collaborations (SyncSource, 2019) **** Two new releases by guitarist Olaf Rupp Two From Sabine Vogel BROM – Dance with an Idiot (Trost, […]

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July 8, 2020

Jazz and the broader worlds of creative black music have been important parts of the Walker Art Center’s Performing Arts program since its inception. In the early 1960s the volunteer-run Center Arts Council began presenting genre-defining, totemic black jazz figures, often introducing their music to the Upper Midwest for the first time. Creative Black Music […]

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July 8, 2020

The Story of Can: Krautrock, Communism and Chaos July 8, 2020July 7, 2020 ~ Mike Source: Louder. Only kidding about that last one. They were avant-garde – and then some – and their influences came from an immense variety of sources: from The Velvet Underground to Karlheinz Stockhausen; from The Beatles to Frank Zappa’s Mothers Of […]

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July 8, 2020

Birds were singing and insects buzzed. Cattle sidled by occasionally, looking inquisitive. We met in Cambridge, where at the close of the 1970s Fell had studied English Literature. Even in that relaxed setting Fell was brimful of energy and enthusiasm for all aspects of music making. At the same time he remained intensely focussed and […]

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July 7, 2020

ISOLATED FIELD RECORDING SERIES: LAURA ORTMAN – DUST DIVES ALIVE Wed 08 Jul, 2020, 8pm, Streaming on this webpage and Vimeo ISSUE is pleased to stream Dust Dives Alive, a recording from multidisciplinary artist & 2010 ISSUE Artist-In-Residence Laura Ortman. “This is a portrait of Loren Connors, whom I have collaborated with for the last […]

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July 7, 2020

Ennio Morricone in The Wire Over the Years July 7, 2020July 6, 2020 ~ Mike Source: The Wire. In The Wire 159, May 1997, Russell Lack’s Primer gets to grips with the iconoclastic film music of Morricone. He featured numerous times in the pages of The Wire, and here we’ve selected a few articles that give […]

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July 7, 2020

Ras Moshe Burnett & Music Now! This album was recorded live at Scholes Street Studio by Rene Pierre Allain during one of the legendary Music Now! sessions of the master improviser Ras Moshe Burnett. Paula and Pablo met him in 2014 and since that time they have collaborated together on different projects. On this album […]

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July 6, 2020

Morricone had broken his femur days ago and died during the night in a clinic in Rome. RIP Ennio Morricone July 6, 2020 ~ Mike Source: The Guardian. His death was confirmed by his lawyer, Giorgio Assumma. He preserved until the final moment full lucidity and great dignity. Ennio Morricone, the Italian composer whose symphonic […]

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July 6, 2020

Fear not! Avant Music News Best of 2019: Part II – Albums of the Year RIP Keith Tippett The 10 Most Groundbreaking Avant-Garde Albums of All Time Avant Music News Best of 2019: Part I – Honorable Mentions AMN Celebrates Braxton 75: Part I David Torn Interview Miles Davis Lost Septet Album to be Released […]

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July 6, 2020

All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended. Because of current events, these postings may be coming more frequently than once a week for a while. AMN Picks of the Week: The Noise Eating Monsters / Western, Creed & Spybey / Desiderii Marginis / Stirrup+6 / […]

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July 6, 2020

Eric Nathan, The Space of A Door, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Gil Rose Eighth Blackbird, Singing in the Dead of Night, New Chamber Music Gapplegate Music Reviews July 6, 2020July 5, 2020 ~ Mike Source: Gapplegate.

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July 6, 2020

In place of our usual ten monthly concerts, Nonsequitur is curating and commissioning ten Seattle artists each month to create a series of streaming audio sessions of exclusive material. LISTEN Wayward in Limbo 35: Evan Flory-Barnes Bassist Evan Flory-Barnes (Industrial Revelation) deconstructs five of his own recent “avant-soul-pop” tunes. Others may create a mix of […]

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July 6, 2020

(…) In addition to their taste for improvisation without barriers or eyes, Toc and Dave Rempis share a communicative energy and power, play the density and the organic and joyful trance. TOC INDOOR In April 2019, Toc performs its first North American road-trip, and between the Canadian snow and the Baltimore humidity, appears for the […]

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July 5, 2020

AMN Reviews: Xerxes the Dark – Final Crisis (2020; Zāl Records) (7/2/2020) AMN Reviews: Patrick Brennan, Maria do Mar, Ernesto Rodrigues, Miguel Mira, Hernâni Faustino & Abdul Moimême – The Sudden Bird of Waiting [Creative Sources CS 674] (7/1/2020) AMN Reviews: Peter Brotzmann / Moukhtar Gania / Hamid Drake – The Catch Of A Ghost (2020; I Dischi di Angelica) (7/1/2020) […]

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July 5, 2020

Their new effort is more dynamic and varied and shows more mature and accomplished songwriting, not to mention the stronger group interactions and the impressive solo stretches from sax player Lauritz Lyster Skeidsvoll and guitarist/composer Håvard Nordberg Funderud. Hevig is keen to stress that it´s not a concept album as such, but loosely tied to […]

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July 5, 2020

The spread includes an interview with the band’s current line-up about deep space, evolution and their late leader Edgar Froese; a special report on the group’s synthesizers; commentary on their 1970s albums, as well as their artwork, and their decades-spanning relationship with cinema. Tangerine Dream are the subject of a ten page special feature in […]

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July 5, 2020

Who Trio Strell (The Music of Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn) Absolute mastery of the three ones here, traveling so tight on this deep voyage as you can’t believe it. It’s surely in the jazz tradition as we see it in the XXI century but also comprises strong compositional elements that turns this record as […]

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July 5, 2020

John Russell Remembers Special Mopomoso Performances  July 5, 2020July 3, 2020 ~ Mike Source: The Wire. Russell was already a promoter at the Red Rose Comedy Club in Finsbury Park when Mopomoso (Modern Post-Modern, So What?) took its name in 1990. Here, the guitarist picks a selection of memorable shows from the series so far, […]

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July 5, 2020

A cone of silence hangs over the work of Black composers from Africa and its diaspora. However, as the composer and pianist Muhal Richard Abrams once said, “We know that there are different types of Black life, and therefore we know that there are different kinds of Black music. Because Black music comes forth from […]

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July 4, 2020

There never is enough time and so much fantastic music goes uncovered. (2020; Astral Spirits) AMN Reviews: Cameron / Carter / Håker Flaten – Tau Ceti (2020; Astral Spirits) AMN Reviews: Brandon Seabrook Trio – Exultations (2020; Astral Spirits) AMN Reviews: Nicole Mitchell and Moor Mother – Offering – Live at Le Guess Who (2020; […]

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July 4, 2020

AMN Picks of the Week Archive July 4, 2020July 4, 2020 ~ Mike Since 2008, we have posted a semi-weekly list of recommended new albums in our “AMN Picks of the Week”. Check out the AMN Picks of the Week Archive for a very long list. This has grown to a collective list of over 3000 […]

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July 4, 2020

Caleb Dolister // Daily Thumbprint Collection 3, The Wandering Daily Thumbprint Collection 3, The Wandering is an astonishing album, an instrumental wonder whose creation spanned more than ten years, thousands of miles, a galaxy of musical genres, and a small army of rock, classical and jazz musicians across the USA. Dan Rosenboom // Absurd in […]

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July 4, 2020

Sisters with Transistors Film July 4, 2020July 3, 2020 ~ Mike Source: Sisters with Transistors. The history of women has been a history of silence. SISTERS WITH TRANSISTORS is the remarkable untold story of electronic music’s female pioneers, composers who embraced machines and their liberating technologies to utterly transform how we produce and listen to music […]

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July 4, 2020

ListN Up is a series of weekly artist-curated playlists. In addition to her solo projects, she performs with A/B Duo and Areon Flutes. Meerenai Shim Curated Playlist July 4, 2020July 3, 2020 ~ Mike Source: ListN Up. Meerenai Shim is a flutist, producer, composer, record label owner, and a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner(CM) based in Silicon […]

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