A Critic’s Guide To Cuneiform Records’ Avant-Rock Releases


5uu's

Cover of 5uu’s

From Bandwidth, an overview of the “best” avant-rock albums on Cuneiform. I would have chosen a few additional ones such as 5uu’s Hunger’s Teeth, as well as Ahvak. But still, a nice list.

Cuneiform’s eclectic rock output is impossible to categorize, but much of it stems from the late-1970s Rock in Opposition movement, embodied most famously by British group Henry Cow. So as Cuneiform gets ready to roll out its next batch of titles (including a new record from D.C. guitarist Anthony Pirog), let’s take a look at Cuneiform’s finest avant-rock releases to date.

Vital Weekly 944


From Vital Weekly:

HOWARD STELZER – BRAYTON POINT (CD by Dokuro) *
SEIJIRO MURYAMA & ERIC LA CASA – PARIS: PUBLIC SPACES (CD by Ftarri) *
PORYA HATAMI – THE GARDEN (CD by Dronarivm) *
SUISEN – JUST BELOW THE SURFACE (CD by White Paddy Mountain) *
ET\OU – EN CHUTE LIBRE (CD by Oral)
SIGNAL PROBLEMS – SIGNAL PROBLEMS (CD by PFmentum)
CENK ERGUN – NANA (CD by Carrier)
FALX CEREBRI – TRIALS TEXTURES ERRORS (CD by Monochrome Vision) *
ARCHITECTS OFFICE – SOUNDTRACKS (CD by Monochrome Vision) *
][|][ – [_|_] (CD by Steelwork Maschine) *
DUNKELHEIT – LES SOLITUDES CENDREES (CD by Steelwork Maschine) *
WESTWIND – SURVIVALISM (3CD by Steelwork Maschine) *
HOFNIN HLJOMAR ISLENSK RAFTONLIST (CD compilation by Yatra Arts)
AMFJ/AUXPAN (cassette by Yatra Arts)
FIRE! ORCHESTRA – ENTER (CD by Rune Grammofon)
STEFAN ORINS TRIO – LIV (CD by Circum Disc)
CIRCUM GRAND ORCHESTRA – 12 (CD by Circum Disc)
FREDDY THE DYKE – SAME (LP by Skussmaal)
MATERIAL ACTION – LOBITH SESSIONS (CDR by Inverted Records) *
ANDERS BRØRBY – YOU WERE THERE WITH ME (CDR by Feral Delight)

Something Else! Reviews


Cuong Vu

Cover of Cuong Vu

From Something Else!:

Something Else! sneak peek: Wadada Leo Smith, “Lake Superior” from The Great Lakes Suites (2014)
The Core Trio – The Core Trio with Matthew Shipp (2014)
Johnny DeBlase – Guided Motion (2014)
Johnny Butler, “Macaroni Dip” (2014)
Farmers By Nature – Love And Ghosts (2014)
Darius Jones + Matthew Shipp – The Darkseid Recital (2014)
Ricardo Tejero/Marco Serrato/Borja Díaz – Sputnik Trio (2014)
Indigo Mist [Cuong Vu + Richard Karpen] – That The Days Go By And Never Come Again (2014)

Free Jazz Blog Reviews


Uri Caine

Cover of Uri Caine

From Free Jazz:

Joe Morris – Perpetual Frontier – The Properties Of Free Music (Riti, 2013)
Variable Density Sound Orchestra – Evolving Strategies (Not Two, 2014) ****
Peter Brötzmann/Sonny Sharrock – Whathefuckdoyouwant (Trost, 2014) ****
Ingrid Laubrock Octet – Zürich Concert (Intakt Records, 2014) ****
Daunik Lazro, Benjamin Duboc & Didier Lasserre – Sens Radiants (Dark Tree, 2014) ****½
Tomasz Sroczynski & Marek Pospieszalski – Bareness (Requiem, 2014) ****
Free Jazz and Improvisation on Vinyl 1965-1985 (Rune Grammofon, 2014) ***
Lester Bowie – The Great Pretender (Jazzwerkstatt, 2014) *** & ****½
Dave Douglas & Uri Caine – Present Joys (Greenleaf, 2014) ***½
Maciej Fortuna & Krzysztof Dys – Tropy (ForTune, 2013) ****
Peter Evans & Raleigh Dailey – Measure From Zero (Llama Records, 2014) ****½
Cene Resnik Quartet – From the Sky (Clean Feed, 2014) ***½

Musique Machine Reviews


From Musique Machine:

Hrizg – Individualism
Ptomain – Internal Voices
Ostara – Paradise Down South
Dead Body Collection & J.Adolphe – Deep Into The Halls
Led Bib – The People In Your Neighborhood
Tom Scott – Tom Scott & The L.A Express/Tom Cat/New York Conne
Preterite – Pillar of Winds
Stéphane Garin & Sylvestre Gobart – Gurs/ Drancy/ Bobigny’s Train Station/ Auschwitz
Blood Farmers – Headless Eyes
Various Artists – An Exacerbati​ng Eclectic Compilatio​n
Vangelis – Heaven & Hell
The Fall – The Remainderer EP
Immaculate Affection – III