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AMN Picks of the Week: Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord / Vaults of Zin / Iyer & Smith / Naima / Gareth Davis & Merzbow

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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.

Jon Lundbom / Big Five Chord – Bring Their ‘A’ Game (2016)
Jon Lundbom / Big Five Chord – Make the Magic Happen (2016)
Vaults of Zin – Kadath (2016)
Vijay Iyer / Wadada Leo Smith – A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke (2016)
Naima – Bye (2016)
Gareth Davis / Merzbow – Atsusaku (2016)

Dusted in Exile Reviews

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Source: Dusted in Exile.

Staffan Harde — Staffan Harde (Corbett Vs. Dempsey)
Sunn O))) — Kannon (Southern Lord)
Bonnie “Prince” Billy — Pond Scum (Drag City)
Richard Pinhas — Chronolyse (Cuneiform)

DMG Top Ten Lists for 2015

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Source: DMG. Just when you thought the lists were over and done, a bunch more pop up. These were curated by DMG and feature prominent journalists and musicians.

On New Year’s Day, I asked some dozen musicians and journalists to contribute a Top 10 Recommended Disc List of 2015. I said that categorizes and format were unimportant and that your choice could also be a reissue or historic recording. I also mentioned that they could give three honorable mentions which could also include books or films or anything someone wanted to recommend. As you can see, each list is very different and informative in different ways. The contributors are listed in alphabetical order by last name, except that I put myself last, since my list is a little longer. Thanks to everyone who contributed. Please take your time in reading these, it will be well worth it since everyone here is a serious listener.

Ashley Fure’s Beautiful Noise in New York Reviewed

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Source: The New York Times.

A few months ago, Ashley Fure, the focus of a Composer Portrait concert on Thursday, Feb. 4, at the Miller Theater, was experimenting with fluid sound. A speaker hung in the corner of a studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, that was crammed with equipment hoarded by Levy Lorenzo, the electronics wizard of the International Contemporary Ensemble. Taped to the speaker’s cone was a thin plastic tube, cut off at one end near the woofer’s rim and reaching down to a water pump at the other.

Newsbits: Eighth Blackbird / Patrick Castillo / SF Contemporary Music Players / Mopomoso 4CD Box / Jonathan Rowden Video

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The Eighth Blackbird ensemble in NY is reviewed.

Patrick Castillo’s new release on Innova Recordings is reviewed.

Another live review, of the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, has been posted.

A new 4CD boxed set featuring live music from Evan Parker / John Russell / John Edwards, Alison Blunt / Benedict Taylor / David Leahy & Kay Grant / Alex Ward is coming out soon.

Finally, enjoy this live video of Jonathan Rowden’s WYR TERRANIGMA:

AMN Picks of the Week: Lexer and Noble / Parker and Wright / Akpatok / Rudd, Saft, Dunn, Pandi

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Roswell Rudd at Jazzfestival Frankfurt

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.

Sebastian Lexer / Steve Noble – Muddy Ditch (2016)
Evan Parker / Seymour Wright – Tie the Stone to the Wheel (2016)
Akpatok – Two Winters, Two Springs (2015)
Roswell Rudd / Jamie Saft / Trevor Dunn / Balazs Pandi – Strength & Power (2016)

AMN Picks of the Week: Troum / Carrier, Beresford, Lambert, Edwards / Naked Truth / Forrest Fang

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English: Steve Beresford

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.

Troum – Acouasme (2016)
Carrier / Beresford / Lambert / Edwards – OUTgoing (2016)
Naked Truth – Avian Thug (2016)
Forrest Fang – The Sleepwalker’s Ocean (2016)