Musique Machine Reviews


From Musique Machine:

Rakhim – Crimson Umbrella
Crimson Umbrella presents two densely percussive journeys into grim & slowed black metal craft, cum dark space kraut rock. A devil rising ritual & black psychedelic tinged slab of atmosphere and calling to beyond the gate.

The Twilight Sad – Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters
Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters is The Twilight Sad’s debut album. This Glasgow four piece mix together social aware often grim lyrical content sang in distinctive Scottish tones, with pounding and tuneful indie gitar work & accordion pump, with bleack pop and folk traces. Making a sound that is quite distinctive & memorable that stays rewarding for most of the albums running time.

Allerseelen/ Sangre Cavallum – Barco Do Vinho
Barco do Vinho is rather a bizarre concept album with songs about boat driven wine production in Northern Portugal 100’s of years ago. Which is told with an equally strange musically pallet by the two contributing projects Allerseelen & Sangre Cavallum- they mix together Neo folk, industrial electronics, Almost Resident’s like avant-grad moments and progy/ soundtrack traces.

Umbrella Music Through May 10th


From Chicago’s Umbrella Music

Wednesday, 02 May 2007
The Hideout
10:00PM | Trixie Friganza
Mixed small groups and conductions by
The School of the Art Institute’s Sound Improvisation Class
(out from) under the baton of John Corbett
two sets
$3 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets by John Corbett and Friends

Thursday, 03 May 2007
Elastic
10:00PM | Battlecats
Jaimie Branch – trumpet
Anton Hatwich – bass
Toby Summerfield – drums
11:00PM | Bishop/Rempis/Kessler/Zerang
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Kent Kessler – bass
Michael Zerang – drums
$7 requested donation

Sunday, 06 May 2007
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Allos Musica
James Falzone – clarinet/director
Katherine Young – bassoon
Amy Cimini – viola
Kevin Davis – cello
Krzysztof Pabian – bass
Eric Platz – percussion
Todd Carter – electronics
with special guests Jorrit Dijkstra and Tony Malaby
CD Release : The Sign and the Thing Signified
11:00PM | Dijkstra/Malaby Quintet : East meets Midwest
Jorrit Dijkstra – alto sax, lyricon
Tony Malaby – tenor sax
Fred Lonberg-Holm – cello
Jason Roebke – bass
Frank Rosaly – drums

Monday, 07 May 2007
Gallery 37
7:00PM | Jorrit Dijkstra’s Game Pieces Septet
Amy Cimini – viola
Kevin Davis – cello
Jorrit Dijkstra – reeds/electronics
James Falzone – clarinet
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Katie Young – bassoon
Jason Roebke – bass
FREE
(but tickets required)

Wednesday, 09 May 2007
The Hideout
10:00PM | Gianni Gebbia, Daniele Camarda
Gianni Gebbia – solo saxophones
Daniele Camarda – solo electric bass
11:00PM | Gebbia/Lonberg-Holm/Roebke/Rosaly
Gianni Gebbia – saxophones
Fred Lonberg-Holm – cello
Jason Roebke – bass
Frank Rosaly – drums
$7 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets: Josh Berman Focuses on the Tenor, Trumpet and Clarinet

Thursday, 10 May 2007
Elastic
10:00PM | Gebbia/Camarda Duo
Gianni Gebbia – alto saxophone
Daniele Camarda – electric bass
11:00PM | Gebbia/Camarda/Baker/Daisy
Gianni Gebbia – alto saxophone
Jim Baker – piano/arp synthesizer
Daniele Camarda – electric bass
Tim Daisy – drums
$7 requested donation

Newsbits


Wordless Music has a performance in NYC Monday night. The latest Alog release is reviewed. A benefit for Musicians’ Emergency Fund of the Jazz Foundation of America takes place at New York’s Knitting Factory at the end of next month. Pharoah Sanders is honestly profiled in anticipation of an Australian performance. The Union Pool bar in Brooklyn is offering the latest in the Phantom Ear music series.

New from Important Records


The latest releases from Important Records:

ASA IRONS & SWAAN MILLER
self titled

Highly recommended solo recordings from Feathers/Witch member Asa Irons accompanied by his childhood friend Swaan Miller. Asa lives in a home he built from stones in the rural woods of New Hampshire and this record was constructed with the same sort of honest, real & quiet sincerity. Again, essential. (more)

PAULINE OLIVEROS
Accordion & Voice

Finally rescued from the original reels this is the first time Accordion & Voice has been in print in over 20 years. This album is a major piece of American minimalist composition from one of its most celebrated composers. (more)

PAULINE OLIVEROS
The Wanderer

When we sent out the original reels for The Wanderer to be transferred to digital we were shocked and excited to have discovered an extended collaboration with David Tudor. It’s with a terrific amount of excitement that we present it here for the first time along with the albums two original pieces. This is the sister album to Accordion & Voice. (more)

MERZBOW & CARLOS GIFFONI
Synth Destruction

Over 60 minutes of total analog destruction by noise king Merzbow and Brooklyn noise boss Carlos Giffoni, This live collaboration was recorded during Giffoni’s Synth Destruction Japan Tour in September of 2006. This is Sound Totalism….. (more)

ALESSANDRO STEFANA
Poste E Telegrafi

Featuring an allstar cast including Mark Ribot & Leo Abrahams, Stefana creates a dreamy world of instrumental perfection and beauty. Inspired by the work of Ennio Morricone, Ry Cooder, Simon Jeffes, Steve Reich and Brian Eno, he has created a thoroughly modern Western world.(more)

JESSICA RYLAN
Interior Designs

Jessica Rylan (you may know her better as Can’t) is finally releasing her first officially published instrumental work for synthesizer. Titled Interior Designs, these compositions are more “classic” in nature than her work as Can’t. Inspired by Pauline Oliveros, Eliane Radigue, Iannis Xenakis and especially Thomas Lehn, Rylan……(more)

LARSEN
Musm II

Musm has long been out of print on both cd and lp. Originally released as a tour only cd this extremely expanded edition is titled Musm II and it includes all the non-album tracks that Larsen have released since their first full length as well as the original tracks from Musm. ……(more)

MERZBOW
Merzbear

Author, activist, painter and sound artist Masami Akita had been at the foreground of experimental music for over 25 years. Inspired by psycedelic rock, free jazz, early electronic composition as well the physical arts, especial Kurt Schwitters’ Merzbau, Masami Akita has created a musical language all his own. ……(more)

Dusted Reviews


From Dusted:

Artist: Billy Bang
Album: Above & Beyond: An Evening in Grand Rapids
Label: Enja / Justin Time
Review date: Apr. 26, 2007

Artist: Nico
Album: The Frozen Borderline: 1968-1970
Label: Rhino
Review date: Apr. 25, 2007

Artist: Rudresh Mahanthappa
Album: Codebook
Label: Pi Recordings
Review date: Apr. 24, 2007

Artist: Brotherhood of Breath
Album: Brotherhood of Breath / Brotherhood
Label: Fledg’ling
Review date: Apr. 23, 2007