Part II Jazz 2020, Lisbon, Portugal. Part I Sam Eastmond: Spike Orchestra and Gulgoleth Muhal Richard Abrams – Celestial Birds (Karl Records, 2020) ***½ Jo David Meyer Lysne & Mats Eilertsen – Kroksjø (Hubro, 2020) ***½ Ornette lives … The Free Jazz Collective Reviews August 5, 2020August 4, 2020 ~ Mike Source: The Free Jazz Collective. […]
In spite of the great lull in today’s rock music climate, 2015 proved an astonishing year for experimental music, signifying the simultaneously shrinking and expanding gap between avant-garde and pop traditions. Overall, music of all kinds seems to be tending toward a consciously experimental direction. While some albums venture into brutal and immersive territory—Blanck Mass’ […]
Angel Bat Dawid Interviewed August 5, 2020August 4, 2020 ~ Mike Source: Jazz Right Now. Dawid is not only a versatile and visionary musician, but is a community-builder whose energy and creativity has no limit. Collaborating with musicians on four continents over the past two years has proven that Ms. The editor had the opportunity to […]
Spool’s Out: Cassette Reviews For August August 5, 2020August 4, 2020 ~ Mike Source: The Quietus. Tristan Bath selects a month of subtle summery pleasures and melting sounds including activist drumming, decaying tape loops, and two squalling duos
That was the weekend that the white people realized, and leaned into the idea, that the police don’t protect you.” “I wouldn’t call it a performance,” Ndosi says a few weeks later in Minneapolis. Floyd being killed by those who we as citizens of Minneapolis pay to protect us, and [because] this is just another […]
The other pieces are less allusive to conventional musical framings, focusing instead on more elemental, almost viscerally pre-musical sounds. Daniel Barbiero Like many contemporary instrumentalists, Motl and Taylor draw on what has become something of a common practice of extended performance techniques as a way of reframing familiar—and sometimes not so familiar—musical practices, the better […]
Because of current events, these postings may be coming more frequently than once a week for a while. AMN Picks of the Week: Matthew Shipp / Cyanotype / Shifa / Isostatic / Michael Formanek August 4, 2020August 3, 2020 ~ Mike Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list […]
Check out the list below. Reviews You May Have Missed – July 2020 August 4, 2020August 3, 2020 ~ Mike Last month we published a number of original reviews of some very interesting music. AMN Reviews: Sam Eastmond / Spike Orchestra – Splintered Stories (2020; Tzadik) (7/31/2020) AMN Reviews: Vincent Chancey Trio – The Spell [No Business Records […]
Moan – Isolate | Desolate | Mutate Bondi,Martel,&Schiller – Hyazo Ashley Hutchings – By Gloucester Docks I Sat Down and Wept: A Love St Death In June – The Corn Years Plus Tunnels of Ah – Deathless Mind Musique Machine Reviews August 4, 2020August 3, 2020 ~ Mike Source: Musique Machine.
36th Street Philadelphia, PA Milford Graves A Mind-Body Deal SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 – JANUARY 24, 2021 An exhibition gathering the many-layered and multi-faceted works of free jazz pioneer and polymath Milford Graves. Milford Graves Exhibition in Philadelphia August 4, 2020August 3, 2020 ~ Mike Source: Ars Nova Workshop. Presented by Ars Nova Workshop at the Institute […]
Sanders backs this up with his own active style that involves little in the way of repetition or easily-discernable patterns. Thomas adds a layer of vibrancy and color to the outing, setting down a slowly morphing set of industriously-played angular rhythmic structures, with many rolling cascades of notes. Musson’s leads vary from being distorted and […]
This Week in Live Streamed Concerts August 3, 2020 ~ Mike Source: I CARE IF YOU LISTEN. Metropolis Ensemble is commissioning performers to present bite-sized works from contemporary composers, as well as composers to create new works specifically for this series, which are then recorded from wherever the artists are sheltering. Ongoing HOUSE MUSIC | […]
The new Imperial Triumphant is reviewed. Proceeds go to his family. The Conundrom label has placed 16 of Cor Fuhler’s releases upon as pay-what-you-want downloads. Newsbits: Brian Eno / Imperial Triumphant / Conundrom / Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith August 3, 2020August 2, 2020 ~ Mike Brian Eno’s diary of 1995 is being republished. A livestream of Kaitlyn […]
Keys And Screws Some More Jazz (NoBusiness Records) Sam Rivers Trio Ricochet (NoBusiness Records) Quin Kirchner The Shadows and The Light (Astral Spirits) Hans Ulrik & Anders Mogensen The Meeting with Steve Swallow (AMM) Jeb Bishop Flex Quartet Re-Collect (Not Two Records) Sara Serpa Recognition (Biophilia Records) Makaya McCraven Universal Beings E&F Sides (International Anthem […]
Cuneiform Records Artists on Tour (Tentatively) August 2, 2020August 1, 2020 ~ Mike Source: Cuneiform Records. EMPIRICAL October 18 – Colchester Arts Centre – Church St – Colchester, Essex, UK THE GREAT HARRY HILLMAN September 11 – Neubad – Luzern, Switzerland December 3 – BeJazz – Bern, Switzerland December 4 – Bau 4 – Altbüron, Switzerland […]
A Closer Listen Reviews August 2, 2020August 1, 2020 ~ Mike Source: A Closer Listen. Amy Cutler ~ Örö Tape: Fieldtrips of the Damned / Marina Rosenfeld & Ben Vida ~ Vertice Philippe Requena presents ‘Water Be My Road Now’ [mix] Txema González ~ Insularum V/A ~ Relatives Schoensein hibernate recordings ~ 26 EPs & Albums […]
#38: The Mother Tongue Radio Hour Angelina Baldoz & Katherine Cohen bring you beats, guitars, trumpet, synths, and vocals inspired by this multidimensional life. 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. Others may […]
Ewig ruft das Meer” CD/LP (148th Cycle) LAMIA VOX “Sigillum Diaboli” CD/2LP (56th Cycle) Pre-Order: TAPHEPHOBIA “Blue Hour” CD (151st Cycle) SHEDIR “Finite Infinity” CD (152nd Cycle) LAMIA VOX “Alles ist Ufer. New Releases From Cyclic Law August 2, 2020August 1, 2020 ~ Mike Source: Cyclic Law.
New Releases from Corbett vs. Dempsey August 2, 2020August 1, 2020 ~ Mike Source: Corbett vs. Milford Graves & Don Pullen The Complete Yale Concert, 1966 Joe McPhee Black Is The Color: Live in Poughkeepsie and New Windsor, 1969-70 Alexander von Schlippenbach Quartet Three Nails Left Dempsey.
Fuhler also performed on guitar, turntables and synthesizer. Cornelis William Hendrik Fuhler (3 July 1964 – 19 July 2020) was a Dutch/Australian improvisor, composer, and instrument builder associated with free jazz, experimental music and acoustic ecology. He invented the keyolin, a combination of keyboard and violin. He played piano by manipulating sound with electromagnetic string […]
PAULINE OLIVEROS/REYNOLS Composers stream their concert TODD RUNDGREN Interview- studio wiz & torch songs VINYL ANACHRONIST The Listening Room RITCHIE BLACKMORE His classical side GREG KOT Interview- Chicago rocks TOM JOHNSON Interview- minimalism explained? August / September Perfect Sound Forever is Out August 1, 2020 ~ Mike Source: Perfect Sound Forever.
The Squid’s Ear Reviews August 1, 2020July 31, 2020 ~ Mike Source: The Squid’s Ear. Burkhard Beins / Mazen Kerbaj / Michael Vorfeld – Sawt Out (Herbal International) Keune / Russell / Schneider / Lovens – Nothing Particularly Horrible (Live In Bochum ’93) (FMR) Milo Fine / Joseph Damman – Acceptance Of Sorrow (Aural Terrains)
There are dozens of unofficial recordings made during this period, many of which are pretty amazing! Of course, starting in 1964, bands like the Rolling Stones, the Animals & the Yardbirds, all big blues fanatics, ignited their own version of blues/rock which soon evolved into other areas (garage, psych, hard rock, etc.). Wonderful’, ‘Then Play […]
The music on the albums encompass raga-like rhapsodies, folk- and blues-derived fingerpicking, abstract impressionism, avant-garde improv, acoustic ambient textures, and a slew of other idiosyncratic innovations on six steel strings and a hunk of wood. Moonlighting indie rockers, experimental jazzers, weathered folkies, and mysterious outsider artists all found a place at the table. A Guide […]
There is a plethora of activity on this album that takes time to unpack. Indeed, repeated listenings of Splintered Stories turns up a few other familiar-sounding breaks, though none that I could easily identify. Nonetheless, these repeated listenings will be rewarding. Then the rhythm section cuts in to support a multiphonic set of soloing backed […]
Music and More Reviews July 31, 2020July 30, 2020 ~ Mike Source: Music and More. Brom – Dance With an Idiot (Trost, 2020) Broken Shadows – Live (Screwgun Records, 2020) Charlie Parker – The Birth Of BeBop, Celebration Bird At 100 Selections From The DIAL and SAVOY Recordings (ezz-thetics, 2020)