Archive for September, 2008


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From Work Sound:

SATURDAY, October 25th 8pm

at Worksound
820 SE Alder

http://www.worksoundpdx.com/

$10 general / $8 members and students

Lytton/Wooley Duo
Paul Lytton (drums, percussion, electronics) – legendary London improviser
Nate Wooley (trumpet) – Oregon born, and now an established NYC improviser http://www.natewooley.com/

The duo will be joined in the second set with local guest Pete Swanson (electronics/tape) – of Portland’s acclaimed Yellows Swans http://www.jyrk.com/yellowswans/media.htm

about the Duo:

Two musicians of different backgrounds share passion for improvisation and redefining their instruments.

Genres are meant to be bent. That’s what legendary British percussionist, Paul Lytton and New York trumpeter Nate Wooley believe. The two musicians, from seemingly different backgrounds and musical circles met up in 2006 to record their eponymous debut LP for Detroit’s Broken Research Records.

Paul Lytton, known primarily in the US as the drummer for the ground breaking Evan Parker Trio, has been forging new ground as a free jazz percussionist, electronicist, and maker of instruments (for example, the lyttonophone) for almost 40 years. Along with Paul Lovens, Tony Oxley, and John Stevens, he is firmly entrenched in the British tradition of experimental improvisers who have gone beyond the jazz tradition to deal with a new way of improvising. Over the years, he has played with such improvising luminaries as Parker, Barry Guy, Marilyn Crispell, and Ken Vandermark.

Nate Wooley is a relative newcomer to improvised music circles, breaking into that public’s consciousness with his solo recording, “wrong shape to be a storyteller” (Creative Sources Recordings) two years ago. Growing up in a small fishing town in Oregon, Nate got a solid jazz education from his father in a northwest coast dance band, but eschewed the tradition of jazz trumpet to concentrate on extreme sound, touring and recording with such hard noise and rock groups as Melee, Graveyards, and Akron/Family. He is currently working in New York with everyone from Drag City’s David Grubbs to new music composer/bagpiper Matthew Welch.

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News of a new project from Paul Amlehn:

The participants are:

Paul Amlehn – Texts, Vocals
Robert Fripp – Guitar, Soundscapes
Joan Jeanrenaud – Cello, Electronics
Jim White – Drums, Percussion

Robert Fripp was the founder of King Crimson, and has collaborated with artists such as David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, and Brian Eno. Joan Jeanrenaud was a member of The Kronos Quartet, and has worked with composers such as John Cage, Morton Feldman, and Philip Glass. Jim White is a member of The Dirty Three, and has played with artists such as Nick Cave, and PJ Harvey.

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Upcoming Shows at LISTEN/SPACE

Posted: September 30, 2008 by Mike in Performances
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From NY’s LISTEN/SPACE:

Fri Oct 3, 8PM (FREE): Wadle, Wada, Steenberge and Tholl: American experimental chamber music

Sat Oct 11, 8PM (FREE): 3 Day Festival: Electronic musicians perform live duo and trio sets on day two of the festival

Thurs Oct 16, 8PM (FREE): Alessandro Bosetti/ Corridors /Chris Forsyth+Nate Wooley duo: Sound artists perform text-based and intermedia works with video

Fri Oct 17, 8PM (FREE): Andrea La Rose

Sat Oct 25, 8PM (FREE): Dan Joseph: Improvisations for electro-acoustic hammer dulcimer + special SURPRISE guest TBA

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Musique Machine Reviews

Posted: September 30, 2008 by Mike in Reviews
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From Musique Machine:

The Mass – Holocene #6

This is my first exposure to the Mass, and I must say, this EP was not what I expected. The cover art, and the fact that their last album was on Crucial Blast gives you some hints that you might be in store for some thrashy metal. And that is the case, sort of. The fact is, the four tracks presented here include some old school thrash elements, but they re also somewhat hardcore punk, and most oddly, jazzy. There s some free-form sax blowin here, which you might think would sound out of place in this context. But it works so well, you be left wondering why Slayer never tried it. The jazz element makes them original, but the fact of the matter is, pretty much every base covered here is done well.

uw Hypotheekadvies – Nature or Nurture
Uw Hypotheekadvies are a Dutch threesome, whose NAME translates to your mortgage advice , consisting of a drummer, bass player and a guitar player. They all have the last NAME Deckerman, so either two or more are related, or it s just a Ramones ploy. Their music is a weird combo of experimental improv and spiky post-rock. A few of these songs sound like they are improvs wrapped around pre-figured riffs, but most of the album sounds off-the cuff. With a few exceptions, this is noisy, trebly music, and it s plenty tough on the eardrums.

Yoshio Machida – Hypernatural #3
Yoshio Machida s Hypernatural series is, in his own words, a sound collage of sound parts used as meanings and symbols, and an endeavor to express the whole theme of nature through correlations between image and title, between pieces. The self-released first volume in the series had to do with memory in Eastern Asia , while the second volume was meant to relate to transparent existence . This third volume in the series is about oblivian . Machida believes that oblivion has a postive aspect in nature. This is because it is a part of the natural world, which over time creates changes in the world. Having said all of that, the artist certainly must feel a deep spiritual connection to the pieces archived on Hypernatural #3. Yet without the liner notes to guide one down the path, it would be in the least very difficult for one to surmise the theme. These pieces include multiltudes of interesting sounds, and on their own are entertaining, lively, and seamlessly assembled. Yet it s not always easy to detect the naturalist aspect.

Dub Gabriel – Anarchy & Alchemy
Anarchy & Alchemy is the new album from well respected Dub reggae/ electroncia producer and musician Dub Gabriel, Which features an impressive list of guest including Michael Stipe, Yo Majesty, Dr Israel , Juakall, & Jah Dan.

Funeralium – Self Titled
Funeralium are a French four piece who speclizers in rather heady, atmospheric and quite original sounding doom that mixers in elements of darkened rock, and even traces of dark blues and surf elements too.

Aughra – Proof of Dark Matter I Light the Lights
Aughra is the solo dark electrionca/ sound tracking project of Brent Eyestone Big China & Little Trouble, Magic bullet label owner & member of Forensics, Corn on Macabre . With sonic references points been Coil; at their more beat bound and vocal less, Ulver around Perdition city era, Darker Boards of Canada and dark ambient simmers.

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AAJ Reviews

Posted: September 30, 2008 by Mike in Reviews

From AAJ:

e.s.t.
Esbjorn Svensson Trio: Leucocyte ACT Music
Reviewed by John Kelman

29-Sep-08 Dave Holland Sextet
Pass It On Dare2 Records
Reviewed by John Kelman

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Roswell Rudd at Jazzfestival Frankfurt
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From Cuneiform Records:

Revolutionary Snake Ensemble

Revolutionary News – September 2008

FORKED TONGUE

Revolutionary Snake Ensemble’s 2nd CD Forked Tongue was released in May to resounding critical and radio acclaim. The disc was on the CMJ North American jazz top 20 chart for 2 months, peaking at #11, and has enjoyed a remarkable run of great reviews. In addition to extensive Canadian and American press and radio, the CD has been the subject of reviews, feature articles, and interviews so far in Switzerland, The Netherlands, Germany, Argentina, and elsewhere.

Recent performances have included the Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston), the Providence Sound Session, and the Sterling Stage Last Daze of Summer festival near Syracuse.

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

Sunday, October 26, 2008 (3pm):
Brooklyn Botanic Garden annual Halloween bash
1000 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
bbg.org

Sunday, October 26, 2008 (7-9pm):
Barbes, 376 9th St, Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY
http://www.barbesbrooklyn.com
718-965-9177

Saturday, October 11, 2009
Roswell Museum & Art Center annual outdoor party
Roswell, New Mexico
roswellmuseum.org

http://www.RevolutionarySnakeEnsemble.orginfo@RevolutionarySnakeEnsemble.org
myspace.com/revolutionarysnakeensemble

Roswell Rudd

Roswell Rudd’as TROMBONE TRIBE will perform at the Lake George Jazz Festival on Sept. 13th

Roswell Rudd’s QUARTET will perform at the Princeton Arts Council on October 30th and at the Korean Cultural Center in NYC on Ocgtober 31st

Roswell Rudd’s TROMBONE TRIBE will perform at the Berlin Jazz Festival on November 8th and at the Bin Huis on November 9th

Upsilon Acrux

As of today we are in the midst of recording our latest for Cuneiform, it’s tentatively called “Radian Futura” and will feature a song that’s very close to 30 minutes long among other things. That has already been recorded and sounds really fucking good to me. Better at this stage than any other recordings we’ve done. This recording is being done at Infrasonic in Alhambra, CA like the last one but this time Pete is engineering it. This album should be out in May ’09.

We have one more show before we take a long hiatus… Oct 4th, Eagle Rock Music Festival, it’s free and there are a lot of good bands playing, I think we go on at 7:30pm so if there are any of those Cuneiform people in LA, I’ve not met any? Strange??

We are definitely coming to Europe in 2009, most likely May so anyone w/ a festival that needs something different and will pay, we are available. Bands in Europe that want to do shows together or tour a country together, get in touch!!!!

Volapük

1) We made a very nice and positive tour last April in Eastern Europe (11 concerts in Czech Republic, Slovakia, but also Austria and Italy).

2) The group just decided some days ago to work on a new “composed” program (after our improvised tour of April 2008)

3) Our upcoming concerts will be in France :

-February 22nd “Festival de Chabeuil” (Chabeuil/Drôme).

-May 31st Festival “Sons Dessus Dessous” (Vaucluse)

Some more concerts are on the point to be fixed this coming season (like 1 in Rennes for the 20th anniversary of the french label In-Poly-Sons).

4) Volapük is seriously thinking to record a new album. It should be done in the nex year, we hope…

5) Volapük will appear soon on a compilation realised in Eindhoven (The “Stichting Jazz Power” of Eindhoven is doing this compilation for its 30th anniversary).The piece who will appear on this compilation was recorded in 1999 at the Wilhelmina Café in Eindhoven, called “Rondo” and never edited before.

YANG

The band hopes to be able to release (at last) its last recording : “Machines” before 2009. If not, it will be released for sure in 2009. For any inquiry about this release, and about booking and upcoming concert or simply for saying that you love them, please contact the band via its Myspace myspace.com/yanggroup or Youtube http://fr.youtube.com/Yanggroup (the band is currently looking for dates anywhere in Europe from March), there is a new live performance video there.

Frédéric L’Epée is founding a new band in Paris. The line up is 2 guitars, 1 saz (turkish lute), accordion, percussions, and maybe a brass instrument.
He has completed the composition of a new piece for electric guitar and accordion : “The end of the dream ( 3rd duo)”, ordered by the duo Jörgen Brilling and Uwe Mahnken. The musicians begin rehearsals now. The first performance is planned for April 2009.

Laurent James is currently rehearsing with the new line up of Lord of Mushrooms (prog-metal), preparing a China tour in October.

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Empty Bottle, Chicago, September 22–26, 2004; ...
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From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Wednesday, 1 October 2008
The Hideout
10:00PM | Slow Cycle
Josh Berman – cornet
Jason Stein – bass clarinet
Nate McBride – bass
Frank Rosaly – drums
two sets
$6 cover
PLUS |DJ Sets: Todd Carter spins O Positive

Thursday, 2 October 2008
Elastic
10:00PM | Greg Ward Quartet
Greg Ward – saxophones
Rob Clearfield – keyboards
Jeff Greene – bass
Quin Kirchner – drums
two sets

Sunday, 5 October 2008
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Cline/Baker/Lonberg-Holm/Kotche
Nels Cline guitar
Jim Baker ARP and piano
Fred Lonberg-Holm cello
Glenn Kotche drums
two sets

Wednesday, 8 October 2008
The Hideout
10:00PM | Frame Quartet
Ken Vandermark – tenor sax, Bb clarinet
Fred Lonberg-holm – cello
Nate McBride – electric and acoustic bass
Tim Daisy – drums
two sets
$6 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets : Vandermark Soundclash
The End of the American Underground? Indie Rock from the 1980s

Thursday, 9 October 2008
Elastic
10:00PM | Bishop/Albert
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Jeff Albert – trombone
11:00PM | Branch/Berman/Albert/Bishop
Jaimie Branch – trumpet
Josh Berman – cornet
Jeff Albert – trombone
Jeb Bishop – trombone

Sunday, 12 October 2008
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Eastern Seaboard
Brent Bagwell – reeds
Seth Nanaa – drums
Jordan Schranz – bass
11:00PM | Rempis/Branch/Kessler/Hunt
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Jaimie Branch – trumpet
Kent Kessler – bass
Steve Hunt – drums

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