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Music and More Reviews

Posted: January 30, 2015 by Mike in Reviews

From Music and More:

Ballister – Worse For the Wear (Aerophonic, 2015)
Books: Can’s Tago Mago by Alan Warner (33 1/3 Series)
Thelonious Monk – Thelonious Monk Trio (Prestige, 1952-1954, Reissue 2007)

Monk Mink Pink Punk 25

Posted: January 30, 2015 by Mike in Interviews, Performances, Reviews

From Monk Mink Pink Punk:

INTERVIEW: Guido Huebner
REVIEWS: Modern Composition
REVIEWS: Jazz
REVIEWS: Noise / Sound Art
REVIEWS: Rock
MAIL ART: Mail Art Gallery
ART: My Home Art Gallery
POETRY: PATHOGEN by Jason Pierce
FICTION: The Clam Rally by Josh Ronsen

Vital Weekly 967

Posted: January 29, 2015 by Mike in Reviews

Reviews from Vital Weekly:

BEEQUEEN – AROUND MIDNIGHT (CD by Catsun) *
YIORGIS SAKELLARIOU – KLAIPEDA (CD by Unfathomless) *
LUIGI ARCHETTI – THERE (CD by Domizil) *
UBEBOET – HAEREO (CD by Mystery Sea) *
MELANCHOHOLICS – SOLAR CAFE (CD by Eibon Records) *
MARTIJN PIECK – L’ANORMALITE/LA DEVIANCE (CD and booklet) *
ASMUS TIETCHENS – FAHL (miniCD by Farmacia901) *
DAVID MARANHA & HELENA ESPVALL – SOMBRAS INCENDIADAS (LP by Three:four Records)
EMBERS – KOUT EP (12″ + CD by Enfant Terrible)
A QUI AVEC GABRIEL / TORI KUDO – ENKA MOOD COLLECTION (10″ by An’archives)
RUDOLF EB.ER – T.H.I.E.R. (CDR by Under The Temple) *
JAMES MURRAY – LOSS (CDR by Eilean Records) *
TASOS STAMOU & ADAM BOHMAN – THE CAR BOOT SALES (CDR by Kukuruku) *
BAO+ – LIVE AT CAFE OTO (CDR by Kukuruku) *
OAK BIRCHES (CDR by Kukuruku) *
ISOBEL CCIRCLE – THE HOUSE IN HARBOUR PARK (cassette by Auditory Field Theory)
COLD LIFE (cassette by Trap Door Tapes)
MIDORI HIRANO – AND I AM HERE (cassette by Staaltape)

Igloo Magazine Reviews

Posted: January 29, 2015 by Mike in Reviews

From Igloo Magazine:

Coax :: COM1 (Self-Released)
Cylob :: The Quantum Loonyverse (Self-Released)
Aphex Twin :: Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt2 EP (Warp)
Nimon :: The King Is Dead (Ant-Zen)
Björk :: Vulnicura (One Little Indian)
Mouse on Mars :: 21 Again (Monkeytown)
Hecq :: Conversions (Ad Noiseam)

Free Jazz Blog Reviews

Posted: January 28, 2015 by Mike in Reviews

From Free Jazz:

Michael Francis Duch – Tomba Emmanuelle (Sofa, 2014) ****
Alexandra Grimal and Giovanni Domenico: Chergui (Ayler, 2014) *****
Lotto – Ask The Dust (LADO ABC, 2014) ***½
ROIL – Raft of the Meadows (NoBusiness, 2014) ****
WHO Trio – Zoo (Auricle, 2014) ****½
Grünen – Pith & Twig (Clean Feed, 2014) ****½
Áine O’Dwyer – Music For Church Cleaners Vol I & II (MIE, 2014) ****
Pandelis Karayorgis Quintet – Afterimage (Driff Records, 2014) ****½
Jorrit Dijkstra: New Crosscurrents – Live Bimhuis Amsterdam (Driff Records, 2014) ****
We Like We – A New Age of Sensibility (The Being Music, 2014) **** ½

Exclaim! Music Reviews

Posted: January 28, 2015 by Mike in Reviews

From Exclaim!:

Sean McCann
Ten Impressions for Piano and Strings

William S. Burroughs
Nothing Here Now But the Recordings

Frank Bretschneider
SINN+FORM


From The Boston Globe:

Among performers involved in freely improvised music, a chance encounter among unfamiliar artists is a well-worn method for generating fresh, unexpected results. Still, the history of the genre, typically traced back to the freedom-besotted 1960s, is dotted with notable examples of working groups, some whose players might stick together for decades: AMM, Musica Elettronica Viva, Globe Unity, and so on.