No Fun Fest Reviewed

From the New York Times:

A lot of the sounds heard over the weekend at the Hook in Red Hook, Brooklyn, came with the force of an assault. There were whipsaw screeches, scorching blasts, solar-plexus-socking rumbles. Also ominous whorls and scabrous wails. It was all part of the fourth annual No Fun Fest, a transnational summit on the state of extreme experimental music, mostly electronic in origin and industrial in tone.

Sonomu Reviews

From Sonomu:

Leo Abrahams, Scene Memory (Bip-Hop)
The discography of Leo Abrahams has only a few solo recordings in it so far, but a whole slew of session work on ablums by numerous, primarily British, pop acts both young and old. Most recently and famously, he contributed to Brian Eno´s “Another Day on Earth”, and according to his website will… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 09:37, 21 May 2007

Mecha/Orga, 56:24 (Absurd)
Classically straight-forward, long-duration drone work of the kind English sound artist Jliat was so profient at when he produced his own in the late nineties, before radically changing his artistic tack. In creating drone under the name Mecha/Orga, Yiorgis Sakellarious from Greece works with… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 09:23, 18 May 2007

Zappa Plays Zappa on Tour in Europe

From zappa.com:

Sep 25, 2007: London, UK – Shepherds Bush Empire
Sep 26, 2007: Tilburg, Netherlands – 013
Sep 27, 2007: Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg
Sep 29, 2007: Fribourg, Germany – Le Fri-Son
Sep 30, 2007: Munich, Germany – Circus Krone
Oct 01, 2007: Frankfurt, Germany – Jahrhunderthalle
Oct 03, 2007: Stuttgart, Germany – KKL Beethovensaal
Oct 04, 2007: Erfurt, Germany – Messehalle
Oct 05, 2007: Paris, France – Grand Rex
Oct 06, 2007: Antwerp, Belgium – Elisabeth Hall
Oct 08, 2007: Arhus, Denmark – The Music House
Oct 09, 2007: Stavanger, Norway – Venue To Be Announced
Oct 10, 2007: Bergen, Norway – Peer Gynt
Oct 12, 2007: Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene
Oct 13, 2007: Lund, Sweden – Olympen
Oct 14, 2007: Stockholm, Sweden – Cirkus

AAJ Reviews

From AAJ:

21-May-07 Satoko Fujii / Natuski Tamura
In Krakow In November (Not Two)

21-May-07 Anat Cohen
Anat Cohen: Chant Of The Reeds

21-May-07 Jerry Granelli V16
The Sonic Temple (Songlines Recordings)

21-May-07 Phil Minton Quartet
Slur (Emanem)

20-May-07 Cato Salsa Experience and The Thing with Joe McPhee
Cato Salsa Experience & The Thing With Joe McPhee: Two Bands And A Legend (Smalltown Supersound)

19-May-07 Opsvik & Jennings
Commuter Anthems (Rune Grammofon)

19-May-07 Arti & Mestieri
First Live in Japan (Moonjune Records)

19-May-07 The Fred Hersch Trio
Night and the Music (Palmetto Records)

New Releases From Leo Records

From Leo Records:

Anthony Braxton Solo ( Pisa ) 1982
25th Anniversary – Loft, Koln
Simon Nabatov / Frank Gratkowski / Herb Robertson / Dieter Manderscheid Celebrations
Dietrich Eichmann Ensemble The Hot Days
Anthony Braxton Trio ( Glasgow ) 2005 Composition 323 A; Composition 323 B
Evelyn Petrova / Alexander Balanescu Upside Down
Underground Jazz Trio ( Mark O’leary / John Herndon / Matt Lux ) Radio Free Europa
Ramon Lopez – Drums Solo Ii Swinging With Doors