Coming Up On Cryptogramophone

From Cryptogramophone:

Yes, it’s true, pholks. We can finally see the horizon on Cryptogramophone’s upcoming releases: Spinning the Circle from pianist/Goatettee David Witham and The Nels Cline Singers Draw Breath from…oh, you know. The drop date for these new cake-walking babies is JUNE 26TH! So set your watches, mark your calendars, and adjust your medication accordingly.

But that’s not all, we have a lil’ suprise for you. over the next month or so before the releases, we’re gonna start releasing a few preview tracks, and it’s gonna start TOMORROW, THAT’S RIGHT YOU HEARD US, TOMORROW with “Caved-In Heart Blues,”” one of the pivotal tracks from The Nels Cline Singers Draw Breath (i.e., it’s the first one on the album). The track will be available on Nels Cline’s MySpace page as well as the Cryptogramophone homesite. Add to this that Yours Truly Humble Blogger will give my own paltry ramblings — a sort of “pre-review” — on both David’s and Nels’ albums as a whole. (Gotta get a head start on those reviewers!)

Sonomu Reviews

From Sonomu:

Cherry Beach Project, Silo 11 (CDR Mystery Sea)
When I was a teenager growing up in Toronto in the 1970s, Cherry Beach was notorious. Despite its innocuous name, the infamous man-made spit hid some heavy and ugly industrial facilities from the eyes of polite society. However, at night, I was told, local cops were fond of taking homosexual men… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 07:47, 14 May 2007

Various Artists, I, Mute Hummings (CD Ex Ovo)
A fresh, new label co-founded by Tobias Fischer and Mirko Uhlig with the express intent of serving as a home for “drone music and dulcet atmospheres”. Despite its difficult-to-parse title, this debut compilation features mostly soothing tracks by six of the most prominent names currently generating… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 07:36, 14 May 2007

Aglaia, Mondi Sensibili (Hic Sunt Leones)
Imagine that a music entirely constructed out of wiring and silicon chips could be so warming, so human. Aglaia – named after one of the Greek ”graces” that tends to earthly vegetation – is a brand-new name to me, though they already have a couple of albums under their belt and available… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 08:28, 11 May 2007

Guardian Reviews

From the Guardian:

Arve Henriksen, Strjon
**** (Rune Grammofon)

Eberhard Weber, Stages of a Long Journey
**** (ECM)

John Surman, The Spaces In Between
**** (ECM)

Jackie McLean/ Ornette Coleman, New and Old Gospel
*** (Blue Note)

Tord Gustavsen, Being There
**** (ECM)

John Abercrombie, The Third Quartet
**** (ECM)

Roscoe Mitchell, Composition/ Improvisation Nos 1, 2 & 3
*** (ECM)