Editions Mego Releases

Arne Deforce

Arne Deforce (Photo credit: Z33 art centre, Hasselt)

New offerings from Editions Mego:

Edvard Graham Lewis: all over
Various Artists: Traces Three
Goodiepal: Morendo Morendo – My Paris Is Called Colchester
Thought Broadcast: Votive Zero
Angel: Terra Null.
Russell Haswell &Amp; Pain Jerk: Electroacoustic Sludge Dither Transformation [...]
Lcc: D/evolution
Arne Deforce &Amp; Mika Vainio: Hephaestus
Philipp Quehenberger: Content

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AMN Reviews and Interviews: June 2014

Vijay Anderson

Vijay Anderson (Photo credit: michaelz1)

Last month we’ve published the following reviews and interviews:

Benoit Cancoin – Instants Minuscules Solo pour un
Neil Davidson & Michael Duch – Oera
Eduardo Raon – On the Drive for Impulsive Actions
Ryan McGuire – Civilian
Sam Boshnack Quintet – Exploding Syndrome
Peter Kerlin Octet – Salamander

Vijay Anderson

Newsbits: pfMentum Release / Vander’s Offering / Max Johnson Reviewed / Fataka Release / Against Ambiance Book Review

John Tilbury

Cover of John Tilbury

pfMentum has yet another release out, this one is Maxine and the Astromusicologist from Palmer Square.

Christian Vander‘s Offering has a new DVD / CD set out.

Jazz Right Now reviews Max Johnson’s The Prisoner.

Fataka has released A Field Perpetually at the Edge of Disorder, featuring John Edwards, Mark Sanders, and John Tilbury.

Joseph Nechvatal provides a review of a new book, Against Ambiance. The book criticizes “an epidemic of anti-conceptual ambient sound and light exhibitions in New York City.”

S. Victor Aaron’s Mid-Year Best of 2014 Avant Garde & Experimental Jazz

From Something Else:

It’s from this far-off, often obscure corner of music where most of the truly original new ideas are found, and occasionally, those ideas filter their way into the mainstream. More often than not, though, ideas fail and not just commercially but artistically, too. That’s what makes the triumphs all the more sweet. So far in 2014, there have been plenty of triumphs to speak of, from artists of all nationalities, approaches and instruments of choice, including those handmade by the artist himself.

AMN Picks of the Week: Cuong Vu and Richard Karpen / Sam Boshnack / Peter Van Zandt Lane / Philip Blackburn

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.

Cuong Vu / Richard Karpen – Indigo Mist (2014)
Sam Boshnack Quintet – Exploding Syndrome (2014)
Peter Van Zandt Lane – HackPolitik (2014)
Philip Blackburn – Music of Shadows (2014)

Newsbits: Yoshihide and Nilssen-Love / Saturn’s Rival / Improv in Australian / Editions Mego’s GRM Release / Steve Lehman

Paal Nilssen-Love

Cover of Paal Nilssen-Love

The jvtlandt label has released a new recording from Otomo Yoshihide and Paal Nilssen-Love.

pfMentum’s newest offering is Saturn’s Rival, featuring Maxwell Gualtieri on guitar, Susan Allen on harp, Richard Valitutto on piano, Ryan Parrish on winds, and Anjilla Piazza on percussion.

Australia’s Avantwhatever has schedule a June 29th concert featuring Jessica Wilkinson & Simon Charles with Jenny Barnes and Carmen Chan at The Alderman, 134 Lygon St., Brunswick

Burning Ambulance reviews Traces Three, a new Editions Mego release feauturing lesser-known GRM composers.

Steve Lehman‘s Mise en Abîme is reviewed by the Guardian.

Anthony Cheung Performs in Talea Ensemble’s Residency

From NYTimes.com:

Pressing beyond the standard tuning of the piano, Mr. Cheung made another investigation of sound at the Stone on Tuesday, when he appeared not as a composer but also as an instrumentalist and impresario. (It was the opening evening of a short residency in that space by the Talea Ensemble, of which Mr. Cheung is artistic director.) He is an alert, cool pianist, and played with focus and clarity in four works that were separated by the five movements of Ben Johnston’s Suite for Microtonal Piano (1978), written for an instrument in which each note is precisely tuned to match the overtones of C. Envisioned for a retuned acoustic piano, the piece was played by Mr. Cheung, for logistics’ sake, on an electronic keyboard.

Newsbits: Bang the Bore / Lee Hyla / Mazurek in Orlando / FIMAV Photos / Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood / New PfMentum Release

Bang the Bore features three solo sets from saxophonist Tony Bevan, and electronicists Kostis Kilymis and Daniel Bennett on June 20 in Bristol, UK.

An article discusses Lee Hyla’s relationship with SICPP.

More on Lee Hyla.

On Sunday, June 15th, 2014 Rob Mazurek will perform a solo set at the Timucua White House, 2000 S. Summerlin St., Orlando, 7:30 pm.

Photos from FIMAV 2014 are available.

Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood will release their latest recording, Juice, on September 16. A sample is up for streaming.

pfMentum has a new release out, Here & Here & Here, featuring Michael Vlatkovich on trombone / percussion, Anna Homler on vocal / percussion, Jeff Kaiser on trumpet / flugelhorn, Scott Walton on acoustic bass, and Rich West on drums / percussion.