AMN Picks of the Week: Robert Scott Thompson / Jack O’ The Clock / Kiss the Frog / Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer / Tomas Fujiwara


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

Robert Scott Thompson – Arcana (2014)
Robert Scott Thompson – Repeated by Dreams (2014)
Jack O’ The Clock – Outsider Songs (2015)
Kiss the Frog – Hillmonster (2015)
Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer – Gaps, Absences (2014)
Tomas Fujiwara & the Hook Up – After All is Said (2015)

Newsbits: Spin Marvel / Shipp and Bisio in Pittsburgh / Zu / Belorukov & Vrba


Audiophile Audition reviews the latest release from Spin Marvel.

Matthew Shipp and Michael Bisio perform in Pittsburgh on April 1st.

The latest release from Italian experimental band Zu is reviewed.

Ilia Belorukov & Petr Vrba have released a new album for free download on AvantWhatever.

Newsbits: Residents Film / Wojciech Kilar Online / Melford’s Snowy Egret Reviewed / Milford Graves at Brandeis


Polish composer Wojciech Kilar. Français : Le ...

Wojciech Kilar

A new documentary on The Residents has recently debuted.

Poland’s National Audiovisual Institute has launched an online service devoted to the work of composer Wojciech Kilar, who died in December 2013 at the age of 81.

Myra Melford’s Snowy Egret release is reviewed.

Milford Graves will headline Brandeis University’s first Improv Festival.

Newsbits: Seattle’s Debacle Fest / Self Determination Music / Roomful of Teeth / Bill Orcutt plus UCF Collide Ensemble in Orlando


English: Bobby Bradford, moers festival 2008

Bobby Bradford

Seattle’s Debacle Fest takes place in late May, and features drone, electronic music, avant-garde composition, improv, out rock, and other styles.

The Chicago Reader features the newly re-released Self Determination Music by John Carter and Bobby Bradford.

Roomful of Teeth’s Render is coming out April 28. New Amsterdam Records announces Render, the sophomore album from the GRAMMY Award-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth. Their widely acclaimed first album won the 2014 GRAMMY for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance and included Caroline Shaw’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Partita for 8 Voices. The new album, which will be released on April 28, 2015, features compositions from Missy Mazzoli, William Brittelle, Wally Gunn, Brad Wells, Caleb Burhans, and Eric Dudley.

Saturday, April 4th The Civic Minded 5, Timucua Arts Foundation and Gallery at Avalon Island present Bill Orcutt plus UCF Collide Ensemble plays Globokar, Lucier and Rzewski. 39 S. Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, 6:00 pm doors, 7:00 pm concert.

AMN Picks of the Week: Beauty School / Steve Olson / Pines / Karjalan Sissit / Weber and Vlatkovich / Rivener


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.

Beauty School (Chandler / Djill / Heule) – Residual Ugly (2015)
Steve Olson – Conversations (2015)
Pines – The Field Journal (2015)
Karjalan Sissit – Want You Dead (2015)
Mark Weber / Michael Vlatkovich – Elasticity (2012)
Rivener – Fires in Repose (2015)