AMN Picks of the Week


(the) Melvins live in concert

(the) Melvins live in concert (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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.

Joel Harrison – Holy Abyss (2012)
Jesse Stacken – That That (2007)
miRthkon – Vehicle (2009)
Lustmord – Other (2008)
French TV – I Forgive You For All My Unhappiness (2010)
Melvins – Freak Puke (2012)

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Monsieur Délire Reviews


Paal Nilssen-Love

Paal Nilssen-Love (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Monsieur Délire:

THE SKIES / Egyptology (Clapping Music – merci à/thanks to Dense Promotion)
AZURAZIA / Original Soundtrack: Lowering the Mediterranean, Irrigating the Sahara (Grautag – merci à/thanks to Dense Promotion)
CAN / The Lost Tapes (Spoon Records)
ALBAN BAILLY, NICK MILLEVOI & JOE MOFFETT / Strange Falls (eh?)
TERRIE EX & PAAL NILSSEN-LOVE / Hurgu! (PNL Records – merci à/thanks to Dense Promotion))
OLIVER CARMAN / [musique non publiée / unreleased music]
ARTISTES VARIÉS – VARIOUS ARTISTS / Axe (Spectropol)
THE HAGUE / Black Rabbit (ind. – merci à/thanks to XO Publicity)
MAÏKOTRON UNIT / Effugit (Jazz from Rant)
GOLDENBATS / Goldenbats II (Spectropol)
ANTHONY BRAXTON & JOE MORRIS / Four Improvisations (Duo) 2007 (Clean Feed)
GUIDO MÖBIUS / Spirituals (Karaoke Kalk)
MAGMA / Félicité Thösz (Seventh)
JOHN ZORN / Templars: In Sacred Blood (Tzadik)

Newsbits: Klang / Spy Festival


From Improvised Communications: On September 18th, Chicago-based clarinetist/composer James Falzone‘s six year-old working quartet KLANG, featuring Jason Adasiewicz (vibraphone), Jason Roebke (bass) and Tim Daisy (drums), will release its fourth recording, brooklyn lines … chicago spaces (Allos Documents). This new collection of original Falzone compositions was inspired by the aesthetic stimulation he discovered on the streets of Brooklyn during a week-long residency there last summer.

The Spy Music Festival, which starts tonight in New York, is previewed.

Dusted Reviews


Steve Noble Quartet, the Vortex 19.05.10

Steve Noble Quartet, the Vortex 19.05.10 (Photo credit: andynew)

From Dusted:

Artist: Jimmy Lyons and Sunny Murray Trio
Album: Jump Up
Label: Hatology

Artist: Stephen O’Malley & Steve Noble
Album: St. Francis Duo
Label: Bo’Weavil

Artist: Carl Ruggles
Album: The Complete Music of Carl Ruggles
Label: Other Minds

Artist: Lorn
Album: Ask the Dust
Label: Ninja Tune

Artist: Can
Album: The Lost Tapes
Label: Mute

Gapplegate Music Reviews


Jessica Lurie, Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone...

Jessica Lurie, Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet, performing at Bumbershoot 2008, Seattle Center, Seattle, Washington. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Gapplegate:

Jessica Lurie Ensemble, Megaphone Heart
Remi Alvarez / Ingebrigt Haker Flaten, First Duet Live
Dave Mihaly’s Shimmering Leaves Ensemble, Eastern Accents in the Far West
Jerry Granelli Trio, Let Go
John Yao Quintet, In the Now