January 12, 2021

Issued first, Retrospektïẁ 3 comprises 3 titles, Retrovision, a long piece in the style of the album Attahk, in which the vocalists Stella Vander, Guy Khalifa and Maria Popkiewicz turn in a blazing performance over a driving rhythm section, followed by a supercharged version of Hhai, in which the trio Lockwood/Paganotti/Widemann works miracles. The first […]

January 12, 2021

Starting in January 2021, monthly editions will focus on artists who have left a sonic and social imprint on the networks of Nameless Sound audiences, musicians, and youth. With materials and accounts dating from our time as a branch of The Pauline Oliveros Foundation to recent years, our website will feature a new edition on […]

January 12, 2021

A look inside the creative mind of a young Belgian composer; a personal work with warm sounds in carefully crafted compositions. Coming Soon From Moving Furniture Records January 12, 2021January 11, 2021 ~ Mike Source: Moving Furniture Records. A delicate minimalist work of dense organ and synthesizer drones Ryan van Haesendonck Vauville A trip to Normandy, […]

January 12, 2021

TomeToTheWeatherMachine Reviews January 12, 2021January 11, 2021 ~ Mike Source: TomeToTheWeatherMachine BREDNOTBRED – NEST (SELF-RELEASED, 2020) NICK KEELING – QUEENSGATE (TORN LIGHT, 2020) JOSH LANDES – PROVINCIAL ELECTRONICS (ARKEEN, 2020) BRANDON LOCHER – EP2 (Self-Released, 2020)

January 12, 2021

Closing – I Giuseppe Ielasi – Five Wooden Frames The Residents – In Between Dreams- Live in San Francisco Pacte Mort – Tomb’s Flowers Gen 26 – Eurountation: Live Musique Machine Reviews January 12, 2021January 11, 2021 ~ Mike Source: Musique Machine.

January 11, 2021

Cellist David Darling left the planet on January 8th. David Darling was a musician who was always open to a new sound, a new way of thinking about music. RIP David Darling  January 11, 2021 ~ Mike Source: Echoes. The world is missing a unique sound. Classically-trained and jazz-converted, he played with The Paul Winter […]

January 11, 2021

JAN 15 FOUR LETTER WORDS 8:00 PM 9:30 PM Peter Margasak writes “Four Letter Words has grown in leaps and bounds, accruing an ever-expanding arsenal of gambits, influences, and techniques while sharpening its focus.” Four Letter Words operates as a collective, leaderless trio, and all three of its members are active members of the Chicago […]

January 11, 2021

Multiple Artists Apartment House on Another Timbre Laraaji Through Luminous Eyes (Self Produced) Judith Hamann Days Collapse (Another Timbre) Tomoko Omura Branches Vol. 1 (Outside in Music) Stephen Gauci / Santiago Leibson / Shawn Lovato / Colin Hinton Live at Scholes Street Studio (Gaucimusic) Ivo Perelman Trio Garden Of Jewels (Tao Forms) Multiple Artists Stephen […]

January 11, 2021

Paolo Marchettini, The Months Have Ends, Orchestral Works Grossman Ensemble, Fountain of Time, New Music By Ran, Cheung, Dzubay, Ko, Mettens Wang Lu, An Atlas of Time Gapplegate Music Reviews January 11, 2021 ~ Mike Source: Gapplegate.

January 11, 2021

The natural heirs to Satie, Debussy, Beethoven and more, these contemporary composers are always seeking new ways to touch the heart and move the spirit 2021 Winter Music Preview – Modern Composition January 11, 2021January 9, 2021 ~ Mike Source: A Closer Listen. What does winter sound like? From solo piano to orchestra, the artists in […]

January 10, 2021

Instead, it is a pair of hour-long tracks that close to two dozen artists worked on together for over a year. These musicians cover a lot of ground, including tribal ambient (some with a Middle-Eastern flavor), spacious drones, and breathy soundscapes. But early 2021 brings us two sets of Lovecraft-inspired recordings from a wide range […]

January 10, 2021

Shanley on Music Reviews January 10, 2021January 9, 2021 ~ Mike Source: Shanley on Music. Geof Bradfield/ Ben Goldberg/ Dana Hall – General Semantics Sonny Rollins – Rollins In Holland Nate Wooley – Seven Storey Mountain VI

January 10, 2021

Their new album is about being part of something bigger, where each player is stronger for all the ways they interlock. Abrams’ quartet can groove and play pretty, but they can also do free jazz. Joshua Abrams Featured on NPR January 10, 2021January 9, 2021 ~ Mike Source: NPR.

January 10, 2021

This winter, we’ll be hearing the results of lockdown as filtered through the genius brains of the avant-garde. Given the extra time in their sonic laboratories, some come up with even more creative experiments. One of these albums is even housed in a brain (actually a USB stick in the shape of a brain). 2021 […]

January 10, 2021

JazzTrail Reviews January 10, 2021January 9, 2021 ~ Mike Source: JazzTrail. STEVE SWELL – THE CENTER WILL HOLD RUSS LOSSING – METAMORPHISM RAPHAEL PANNIER QUARTET – FAUNE ARCHIE SHEPP / RAW POETIC / DAMU THE FUDGEMUNK – OCEAN BRIDGES THE WARRIORS OF THE WONDERFUL SOUND – SOUNDPATH THE END – ALLT AR INTET

January 10, 2021

JEN KUTLER – SONIFIED PHYSIOLOGICAL INDICATORS OF EMPATHY MIRA MARTIN-GRAY – STICK CONTROL FOR THE AIR DRUMMER CECILIA LOPEZ + WENCHI LAZO – BISPONIBLE ATTN:Magazine Reviews January 10, 2021January 9, 2021 ~ Mike Source: ATTN:Magazine.

January 9, 2021

Randi Pontoppidan & Thomas Buckner – Voicescapes Robert Dick and Daniel Blake – Laugh and Lie Down Matteo Ciminari – Fried Hippocampus Strength in Numbers vol 4 New Releases From Chant Records January 9, 2021January 8, 2021 ~ Mike Source: Chant Records.

January 9, 2021

Tony Irving & Massimo Magee Vitriol and the Third Oraculum Andrew Cheetham & Alan Wilkinson The Vortex of Past Time Dave Bryant Night Visitors The Runcible Quintet Three Joëlle Léandre, Pascal Contet AREA SISMICA Joke Lanz & Jonas Kocher Abstract Musette Kaoru Abe 19770916@Ayler, Sapporo Jazzword Reviews  January 9, 2021January 8, 2021 ~ Mike Source: […]

January 9, 2021

On Afterparty, the listener gets a clear sense that there is something wrong with the world. She chose to express her thoughts and feelings across a set of nine freely-improvised solo tracks that eventually became Afterparty. She also makes use of percussive and scratchy extended techniques, to the point at which it is hard to […]

January 8, 2021

I am proud to have contributed again this year. El Intruso Best of 2020 Poll Results January 8, 2021 ~ Mike Once again, Sergio at El Intruso has gathered best-of lists from music writers around the globe and published the combined results. This is a must-listen list, and a taste is given below. MÚSICO DEL AÑO […]

January 8, 2021

Bill Meyers’s lockdown picks of 2020. Derek Taylor’s best of 2020. The Free Jazz Collective best of 2020. Schell’s picks for 2020. All of these lists focus on the kind of music featured on these pages. Enjoy. A Jazz Noise picks of 2020. This is the end for the 2020 lists. 2020 Best of Lists […]

January 8, 2021

Seth Parker Woods Curates a Playlist January 8, 2021 ~ Mike Source: I Care If You Listen. Luke’s, Tate Modern, Vanessa Beecroft, and Adam Pendleton. Outgoing Artist in Residence with Seattle Symphony, Woods is the new AiR with the Kaufman Music Center and on the faculty at the University of Chicago. A fierce advocate for contemporary […]

January 8, 2021

Joao Almeida Profiled January 8, 2021 ~ Mike Source: burning ambulance. João Almeida is a trumpeter from Lisbon, Portugal. He’s not even 25 yet, but he shows terrific promise already. As a student, he has worked with a broad range of forward-looking musicians from Portugal and beyond, including Peter Evans, Rodrigo Amado, Gabriel Ferrandini, Hernâni […]

January 7, 2021

Vital Weekly Reviews 1266 January 7, 2021 ~ Mike Source: Vital Weekly. ALEJANDRO FRANOV – BAOBABS (CD by Panai) * WERNER DURAND – SCHWINGENDE LUFTSÄULEN 3 (CD by Ants Records) * JOHN WHITE – ELECTRIC MUSIC (2CD by Ants) * WANG LU – AN ATLAS OF TIME (CD by New Focus Recordings) * THE REMOTE VIEWERS […]

January 7, 2021

But Sorey is neither “combining” genres nor “crossing over” from one into another. Sorey is one reason the worlds of jazz and classical music — of music that’s improvised and music that’s notated — seem less and less separate today. “Playing with Tyshawn is like being onstage with the ocean,” the flutist Claire Chase told […]

January 7, 2021

ASHTORETH & STRATOSPHERE – BETWEEN WORLDS AIMA AND THE ILLUSION OF SILENCE – MUSIC FOR CERTAIN RITUALS Santa Sangre Reviews January 7, 2021 ~ Mike Source: Santa Sangre.

January 6, 2021

Hugo Antunes, Nate Wooley & Chris Corsano – Old Is Gold (Self, 2020) **** Mark Solborg – TUNGEMÅL Vol. I+II (Ilk Music, 2020) ****½ Steph Richards – Supersense (Northern Spy, 2020) ****½ João Lencastre – No Gravity (s/r, 2020) **** J. Pavone String Ensemble – Lost and Found (Astral Spirits, 2020) ****½ Tim Berne: The […]