Archive for August, 2008

New from ugEXPLODE Records

Posted: August 31, 2008 by Mike in Releases

ugEXPLODE Records released two new efforts:

NEW!!!! PETER EVANS/WEASEL WALTER:
– OCULUS EX ABYSSUM

NEW!!!! EVANS/FEI/SMITH/WALTER:
– S/T LTD. EDITION CD-R

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Free Jazz Blog Reviews

Posted: August 31, 2008 by Mike in Reviews

From Free Jazz:

Saturday, August 30, 2008
The Persons – Sweet Ears (Ramboy, 2008) **½

Friday, August 29, 2008
Ramon Prats & Albert Cirera – Duot (2008) ***½

Thursday, August 28, 2008
Jeffrey Hayden Shurdut – The Digital Box (Ayler, 2008) *** & ****

Jason Kao Hwang in Jersey City

Posted: August 31, 2008 by Mike in Performances

Jason Kao Hwang lists an upcoming show:

Friday, Sept 5, 8pm
Grassroots Arts
143 Christopher Columbus Drive., 1st floor, Jersey City, NJ
Tel: 201 312 2522
Contribution: $10

JASON KAO HWANG/ EDGE ( jasonkaohwang.com)
Taylor Ho Byunum – cornet
Andrew Drury – drum set
Ken Filiano – string bass
Jason Kao Hwang – composer, violin/viola

Newsbits

Posted: August 31, 2008 by Mike in General

Free Albums Galore links to the Tellus 10: All Guitars release. Chicago’s avant-rock act Tub Ring is profiled. A film on Toronto’s Bummer in the Summer has been made.
The Outpost Creative Music Collective from Columbus, Ohio is profiled.

James Plotkin in Milwaukee

Posted: August 31, 2008 by Mike in Performances

From Crouton Music:

JAMES PLOTKIN

Thursday, September 11
Milwaukee, WI
All ages

James Plotkin (guitar & electronics) has been making music for over half his life, serving as an integral part of groups including Scorn, Old, Khanate, and Atomsmasher (now Phantomsmasher) . In over 100 releases across a variety of formats he has explored different and sometimes uncharted avenues of sound and composition.

Concert begins at 7:30 pm
Peck School of the Arts Recital Hall
2400 East Kenwood Boulevard
on the UWM campus

$10 general/$7 reduced
Reduced prices are available to students, seniors and UWM alumni, faculty & staff with ID
On sale now!
Call (414) 229-4308

Dusted Reviews

Posted: August 30, 2008 by Mike in Reviews

From Dusted:

Artist: Lee Ranaldo
Album: Maelstrom From Drift
Label: Three Lobed
Review date: Aug. 28, 2008

Artist: DeepChord / Rod Modell
Album: Vantage Isle Sessions / Incense and Black Light
Label: Echospace
Review date: Aug. 27, 2008

Artist: Larry Ochs
Album: The Mirror World (for Stan Brakhage)
Label: Metalanguage
Review date: Aug. 26, 2008

Musique Machine Reviews

Posted: August 30, 2008 by Mike in Reviews

From Musique Machine:

Procer Veneficus – Saltwater & Glassmoon
Procer Veneficus Ghost Voices was one of my highlights of 2006 with it’s re-birth of black metal in ghostly and ambient tinged form, Saltwater and GlassMoon finds the project striped of guitar and vocals going completly ambient- yet still feeling somehow linked to black metal’s melancholy, hopeless and decayed grandeur side.

Borbetomagus – Sauter,Dietrich,Miller,Doherty
After been rather taken (and fried) by the relatively recent reissue of Live in Allentown Borbetomagus searing live album from 86. I was most egger to hear some more of their noise/jazz/ improv sound mix & This is their debut album from 1980 reissued in 95 and through it’s not as wall like and noisy in its sound as Allentown it’s still very rewarding in its own often searing and atmospheric way.

Norwegian Noise Orchestra – Live At Oyafestivalen
As the projects title suggest this really is an orchestra with in all 22 people involved in the chaos with-in & Through it stays in the noise genre fairly squarely for it’s running time there are improv, electro acoustic & junk band elements at play too.

Sekkutsu Jean & Kawabata Makoto – Self Titled
This three way collaboration is a real manic attack on the sensors, yet it also has great moments of alien beauty too. The album mixers deranged guitar runs, seemingly impossible and space funked bass patterns, complex and battering percussion, and the odd shot of demented vocal atta