Musique Machine Reviews

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From Musique Machine:

Kyle Bobby Dunn – Fragments & Compositions Of Kyle Bobby Dunn
Fragments & Compositions brings together six breathtaking, exquisite and often melancholy tinged tracks of drone craft and minimalism that utilize classical strings, piano,subtle electroincs & field recordings.

Rehab – Man Under Train Situation
Rehab is the new project from John Hegre(Jazzkammer & Noxagt) & Bjørnar Habbestad(PHO, Lemu & N- Collective). Man under train Situation is the duo’s first full length and it’s a manic ride into guitar improv, noise matter, quirky electronics, Cut up expansive sound scaping/ ambience and general controlled chaos.

Peste Noire – Folkfuck Folie
The wonderfully entitled Folkfuck Folie is the second album from distinctive sounding French Black project Peste Noire who line their blacked craft with touches of NWOBM, punk, prog and all manner of bizarre & surprising edger’s.

Xela – In Bocca Al Lupo
In Bocca Al Lupo(in the wolfs Mouth) is the third full length album from Uk electroinca/ experimental one man project Xela. It finds J.P Twells (Xela creator and type label boss) slowing, blacking and making more cinematic his sound. Following on from the horror tinged tone of his last album The dead Sea, but dragging things down mostly into a darker and dense black ambient tone.

Striborg – Black Desolate Winter / Depressive Hibernation
Black Desolate Winter / Depressive Hibernation is the next chapter in Displeased records reissuing of old albums by Striborg -the prolific and often avant garde touched one man Black Metal project from Tasmania. These two albums come from 2005 and were originally released Asgard Musik and make up near on an hour & twenty minutes of suffocating grimness.

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All About Jazz Reviews

From All About Jazz:

30-Nov-08 Reptet
Chicken or Beef? (Monktail Records)
Reviewed by Dave Major

30-Nov-08 Weasel Walter
Weasel Walter: Oculus ex Abyssus and Firestorm
Reviewed by Clifford Allen

30-Nov-08 John Tchicai / Hans Joachim Irmler / Jan Fride / Roman Bunka / Hanna Tuulikki / Aby Vulliamy / Chris Hladowski / George Murray
Schlachtfest Session II (Klangbad)
Reviewed by Nic Jones

29-Nov-08 Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York
Summer Suite (Libra Records)
Reviewed by Troy Collins

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Muziekgebouw in the Netherlands

Muziekgebouw a month long series of concerts featuring much in the way of modern classical.

thu 04.12.08 20.30 Doelenensemble
fri 05.12.08 20.30 Lisandro Adrover Kwintet en…
sat 06.12.08 20.30 De keuze van… Arnold Marinissen (slagwerk)
sun 07.12.08 15.00 Nieuw Amsterdams Peil
sun 07.12.08 20.30 Amsterdamse Tramharmonie
tue 09.12.08 20.30 Frommermann – Close Harmony
wed 10.12.08 20.30 Ivo Janssen – piano
thu 11.12.08 20.30 Nieuw Ensemble inl. 19.30 uur
fri 12.12.08 20.30 Asko|Schönberg
sat 13.12.08 15.00 IJ-Salon
sat 13.12.08 20.30 ARDITTI QUARTET
sun 14.12.08 12.00 Frederieke Saeijs – viool / Maurice Lammerts van Bueren…
sun 14.12.08 20.30 Het Orkest
tue 16.12.08 20.30 Liu Fang & vrienden inl. 19.30 uur
wed 17.12.08 20.30 Casal Quartett
thu 18.12.08 20.30 Ives Ensemble inl. 19.30 uur
fri 19.12.08 20.30 Asko|Schönberg
sat 20.12.08 20.30 Opera Trionfo / Nieuw Ensemble
sun 21.12.08 15.00 SHELL Harmonie Amsterdam / KLM Harmonie
sun 28.12.08 19.30 Calefax rietkwintet
tue 30.12.08 12.30 De Dag van de Bamboefluit

Joe McPhee with Trio X and Mikolaj Trzaska at Firehouse 12 in New Haven

Der Saxophonist Joe McPhee beim Konzert mit de...
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Lyn Horton writes about this recent performance.

Firehouse 12
New Haven, Connecticut
October 31, 2008

The wonder of magic is captured in transformation: witnessing how seemingly disparate elements merge and evolve into something greater than its parts with an impact that is unexpected and glistens with beauty. That Joe McPhee so aptly named the combination of Trio X and Mikolaj Trzaska, “Magic,” is evidence of his understanding that out of two separate entities something wonderful could happen, and so it did, at Firehouse 12, on October 31, 2008.

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John Wiese w/ PDX Large Ensemble in Portland

From Portland Eye and Ear Control:

12/13: John Wiese w/ PDX Large Ensemble
The Creative Music Guild Presents
Saturday, December 13, 8PM

John Weise and PDX Large Ensemble at Worksound (820 SE Alder)

$8 ($6 for students, CMG members)

John Wiese is an artist and composer from Los Angeles, California. His ongoing projects include LHD and Sissy Spacek, with plenty of freelance work with many artists as diverse as Sunn O))), Wolf Eyes, Merzbow, Dave Phillips, Smegma, Kevin Drumm, Cattle Decapitation, and C. Spencer Yeh (Burning Star Core). He has toured extensively throughout the world, covering Europe, Scandinavia and Australia as a member of Sunn O))), the UK as part of the Free Noise tour (a tentet including Evan Parker, C. Spencer Yeh, Yellow Swans, etc.), the United States alongside Wolf Eyes, and recently performed in the 52nd Venice Biennale with artist Nico Vascellari. More information can be found at
Wiese will be performing with members of Yellow Swans, Smegma, Flaspar, Fly! Fly! Fly! Fly! Fly!, Evolutionary Jass Band, Nick Jaina / Loch Lomond, Cex Fucx, Au, Marriage Recs, Blue Cranes, and many others.

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AMN Picks of the Week

William Parker
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Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.

Lots of listening this week, especially to the Black Saint / Soul Note material just released in digital format.

William Parker – In Order To Survive (1995, free jazz)
Paul Motian – The Story of Maryam (1984, free jazz)
Jemeel Moondoc – Nostalgia in Times Square (1986, free jazz)
Larry Ochs Sax and Drumming Core – The Neon Truth (2002, free jazz)
Rova – Favorite Street – Rova plays Lacy (1984, free jazz)
Rova – From the Bureau of Both (1993, free jazz)
Rova – The Works Volume 2 (1996, free jazz)
Rova – Beat Kennel (1987, free jazz)
Rova – The Works Volume 3 (1999, free jazz)
William Parker – Mass for the Healing World (2003, free jazz)
Leroy Jenkins – Mixed Quintet (1983, free jazz)
Drew Gress – Heyday (1998, free jazz)
Air – Live Air (1980, free jazz)
Air – Air Mail (1981, free jazz)
Roscoe Mitchell – The Flow of Things (1987, free jazz)
Ellery Eskelin – The Sun Died (1996, free jazz)
Art Moulu – Art Moulu (1990, avant-rock)
Jason Dumars / Joseph Janiga / Pere Soto – A Tragedy in 2 Acts (2007, avant-rock / improv)
Todd Sickafoose – Tiny Resistors (2008, modern avant improv)
Rob Price – I Really Do Not See the Signal (2008, modern avant improv)

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RUCMA Upcoming Shows

From New York’s RUCMA:

RUCMA Series 2008 @ the Yippie Cafe

Monday, December 8, 7:30 pm
Zak Sherzad’s Journey Without A Map
Jam Session at 9 pm
Zak Sherzad: cornet, bass clarinet, cello, bass & video projection

Wednesday, December 10, 8:00 pm
Diana Wayburn
Diana Wayburn: flute, dun dun, & compositions
Justin Wood: flute & saxophone
Dawoud Kringle: sitar
Francois Grillot: bass
Place: Yippie Cafe, 9 Bleecker Street
between Bowery and Elizabeth
Cost: General ($10), Students & Seniors ($7), Jam Session ($5)
Full Info: ,
tel: 212.254.5420

Coming up at Bowerbird

From Philly’s Bowerbird:

A special evening with Shot x Shot and friends
Venue: Powel House Museum
244 S. 3rd Street
Friday, December 5, 8pm

Emerging Voices:
New music in an era of cultural globalization
Alexander Bruck and Jason Calloway perform music from Latin America and the former Soviet Republics.
Venue: location to be determined
Thursday, December 11, 8pm