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Music and More Reviews

Posted: October 31, 2014 by Mike in Reviews

Matthew Shipp

Cover of Matthew Shipp

From Music and More:

Anthony Pirog – Palo Colorado Dream (Cuneiform, 2014)
Matthew Shipp – I’ve Been to Many Places (Thirsty Ear, 2014)

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Clapping Music,” a work for two pairs of hands whose rhythms start in sync and move, intriguingly, out of it, is just three or four minutes long: a charming lark, a palate cleanser. “Drumming” — even shorn of its repeats, as it was in a stirring performance led by the percussionist Colin Currie during an evening of Reich at Carnegie Hall on Wednesday — lasts nearly an hour, a capacious catalog of textures and moods.

Dusted in Exile Reviews

Posted: October 30, 2014 by Mike in Reviews

From Dusted in Exile:

Thurston Moore —The Best Day (Matador)
Ora Iso – Bathcat (Ba Da Bing)
Dave “Knife” Fabris — Lettuce Prey (Great Winds)
Matthew Shipp — I’ve Been To Many Places (Thirsty Ear)

Vital Weekly 954

Posted: October 30, 2014 by Mike in Reviews

From Vital Weekly:

Michel Chion – Musique Concretes 1970-71 (Cd by Brocoli) *
Michel Doneda – Everybody Digs (Cd by Relative Pitch) *
Spoils & Relics – Embed and Then Forget (Cd by Portaaaa) *
Jasmine Guffond – Yellow Bell (Cd by Sonic Pieces) *
Taavi Tulev – Kuku! (Minicd, Private) *
Necro Deathmort – Ep2 (12″ by Distraction Records) *
Michael Esposito & Cm Von Hauswolff – the Final Repose of Joan Volmer Burroughs (Flexi Disc by Phantom Plastics/geräuschmanufaktur)
Diatribes – a New Castle (Cdr by Caduc) *
Chris Strickland – Animal Expert (Cdr by Caduc) *
Lunacybot – Cogito Ergo Sum (Cdr by Ressonus) *
Danielle Lemaire – Kill your Darlings… Not! (Cassette by Barreuh Records)
Amen Tma – Insect Phonetics Research (Cassette by Lom)
Rinus Van Alebeek – Ranch (Cassette by Lonktaar)
Black William/litüus (Cassette by Notice Recordings)
Ryan Jewell – Radio: Vol. 2 (Cassette by Notice Recordings)
Tanner Garza – Fragile Honesty (Cassette by Geräuschmanufaktur)
the Dead Mauriacs – a Visit to Providence (Cassette by Geräuschmanufaktur)
Pietro Riparbelli & Alessio Ballerini – Becoming Sound (Cassette by Geräuschmanufaktur)

Igloo Magazine Reviews

Posted: October 30, 2014 by Mike in Reviews

From Igloo Magazine:

Neel :: Phobos (Spectrum Spools)
Rolando Simmons :: Rolando Simmons EP (030303)
Pinkcourtesyphone :: Description of Problem (Line)
Daisuke Tanabe :: Floating Underwater (Ki)
Pjusk / Sleep Orchestra :: Drowning in the Sky (Dronarivm)

Improvised Blog Reviews

Posted: October 30, 2014 by Mike in Reviews

From the Improvised Blog:

Bradford/Gjerstad Quartet – Silver Cornet
Wadada Leo Smith – The Great Lakes Suites
RED Trio & Mattias Ståhl – North And The Red Stream

Free Jazz Blog Reviews

Posted: October 29, 2014 by Mike in Reviews

Mats Gustafsson

Cover of Mats Gustafsson

From Free Jazz:

Mats Gustafsson & Albert Oehlen – Jukebox Series #1 Single (Trost, 2014) *** ½
Agustí Fernandéz & Mats Gustafsson – Constellation (Clamshell, 2014) ****
Fake The Facts: Soundtrack (Trost, 2014) ****
Tyshawn Sorey – Alloy (Pi Recordings, 2014) *****
Circum Grand Orchestra – 12 (Circum Disc, 2014) ****½