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Just Outside Reviews

Posted: December 19, 2014 by Mike in Reviews

From Just Outside:

John Lely – The Harmonics of Real Strings (Another Timbre)
Ryoko Akama/Bruno Duplant/Dominic Lash – next to nothing (Another Timbre)
Jamie Drouin/Lance Austin Olsen – sometimes we all disappear (Another Timbre)
A. F. Jones – rearward through forgottenness (Laminal Recordings)
Morton Feldman – Two Pianos and other pieces, 1953-1969 (Another Timbre)
Nick Storring – Gardens (Scissor Tail Records)
Nick Storring – Endless Conjecture (Orange Milk Records)

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Vital Weekly 961

Posted: December 18, 2014 by Mike in Reviews

English: Steve Stapleton Français : Steve Stap...

Steve Stapleton

Reviews from Vital Weekly:

Eric Random & the Bedlamites – Time-splice (Cd by Klang Galerie) *
Eric Random – Man_dog (Cd by Klang Galerie) *
Casey Anderson & Jason Kahn & Norbert Möslang & Günter Müller & Mark Trayle – Five Lines (Cd by Mikroton) *
Erikm & Martin Brandlmayr – Ecotone (Cd by Mikroton) *
Feedback: Order from Noise (2cd/1dvd by Mikroton) *
Gregory Büttner & Gunnar Lettow & Ernesto Rodrigues & Nuno Torres – Zwei Mal Zwei (Cd by Creative Sources Recordings) *
Insane 80s [Ev01-ev10] (Cd Compilation by Ee Tapes)
Find Hope in Darkness – Loked So Tightly in Our Dreams (Cd by Moving Furniture Records) *
Orphax – Under the Dutch Sky (Cdr by Moving Furniture Records) *
Nurse with Wound – Adolf Wölfli Courte (Mincd and Book by Lenka Lente) *
Andre DE Saint-obin – Sound on Sound (Lp by Plinkity Plonk) *
Aaron Dilloway & Jason Lescalleet – Popeth (Lp by Glistening Examples) *
Morrisneri – Cathedral Tapes (Lp by Dead Vox)
Asuna – 100 Keyboards: 100 Keys/100 Rock (7″ by Meeuw Muzak)
Kuroneko – Ritual of Invocation (Cdr by Slightly off Kilter Label) *
Drekka – Ronja’s Christman Witch (Cdr by Orphanology) *
Drekka – Live 2014 (Cassette by Day2 Alliance Product)
Mystery Dick – in the City of Violent Giants (Cdr by Aural Detritus) *
Jason Kahn – Thirty Seconds over (Cassette by Aural Detritus)
Francisco Meirino – the Aesthetics of Everything for Nothing (3″cdr by 1000füssler) *
Seth Cooke & Dominic Lash – Pact (3″cdr by 1000füssler) *
Threes and Will & Huerequeque (Cassette by Blue Tapes)
Henry Plotnick (Cassette by Blue Tapes)
Robin Hayward & Morten J. Olsen – Subroutine (Cassette by Record Label Record Label)
the Hydra – on Troubleshooting (Cassette by Record Label Record Label)

Igloo Magazine Reviews

Posted: December 18, 2014 by Mike in Reviews

American composer Steve Reich performing clapp...

American composer Steve Reich 

From Igloo Magazine:

Grzegorz Bojanek :: Analogue (Twice Removed)
Steve Reich / Ensemble Avantgarde :: Four Organs / Phase Patterns / Pendulum Music (Karlrecords)
Dirk Geiger :: Connected Worlds (Tympanik Audio)
Son Kite :: Prisma (Iboga)
Loren Dent :: Anthropology Vols. 2 & 3 (Infraction)
Xu & Rooms Delayed :: Seaweeds (Triple Moon)
Jeffrey Wentworth Stevens :: JWS (Self-Released)
Pascal Savy :: Adrift (Eilean Rec.)


From NYTimes.com:

Concerts of holiday favorites, the “Messiah” and other seasonal staples are the norm this month, but the American Symphony Orchestra offered an antidote to festive cheer last week at Carnegie Hall with a program called “Requiem for the 20th Century.” Appalled at the state of the world? Well, just remember that the last century was even grimmer, the lineup seemed to suggest.

Touching Extremes Reviews

Posted: December 17, 2014 by Mike in Reviews

From Touching Extremes:

Mecha / Orga – 41:38
Oren Ambarchi – Quixotism

Free Jazz Blog Reviews

Posted: December 17, 2014 by Mike in Reviews

From Free Jazz:

Olie Brice Quintet: Immune to Clockwork (Multikulti, 2014) ***½
Tomas Fujiwara Trio – Variable Bets (Relative Pitch, 2014) ****
Cagematch – Missing the End All (2014) ****
Michel Doneda – Everybody Digs Michel Doneda (Relative Pitch, 2014) ****
John Coltrane ‎- Offering & Paul Dunmall, Tony Bianco ‎- Tribute toColtrane
John Coltrane – Offering: Live at Temple University (Impulse, Resonance Records, 2014) ***½
Paul Dunmall, Tony Bianco – Tribute to Coltrane (Slam Productions, 2013) ****
Wacław Zimpel To Tu Orchestra – Nature Moves (For Tune, 2014) ****½
Avishai Cohen’s Triveni – Dark Nights (Anzic Records, 2014) ***½
Carlo Costa Quartet – Sediment (NeitherNorRecords, 2014) ****½

Musique Machine Reviews

Posted: December 16, 2014 by Mike in Reviews

Musique Machine / Multi-Genre Music Magazine.

Laster – De verste verte is hier
Erik Truffaz & Murcof – Being Human Being
Pinkcourte​syphone – A Ravishment Of Mirrors
Sharron Kraus & Harriet Earis – Winter Songs / Caneuon y Gaeaf
Various HNW artists – Tera Antiqu Compilation Volume #1
Bisclaveret – Theu Anagnosis
Neel – Phobos
Frédéric Bigot – La Voix de la Route