Jazz & Blues Music Reviews writes up the latest Nels Cline Singers release:
The gag, of course, is that there are no vocalists. Guitarist Nels Cline, bassist Devin Hoff and drummer Scott Amendola sing through their collective instruments. Cline is most well known for his avant-garde jazz and rock recordings and his unexpected but most welcome stint in the pop rock band Wilco. The Nels Cline Singers allow him to explore a number of different moods and textures in an improvised trio setting.
Czukay is profiled and some of his recent works are discussed.
Crouton Music has a pair of new releases:
RAYMOND DIJKSTRA: “MASKENSTILLEBEN”
We are very pleased to present this special edition LP from sculptor, painter, drawer and composer, Raymond Dijkstra.
Since 2003, his recorded work has been released in small, handcrafted art editions on the Le Souffleur label, all of which are out of print and not easy to obtain. Those who have, have discovered the odd, yet personal world of Raymond Dijkstra, whose recorded solo output relies heavily on the acoustic side of electro-acoustic music.
“Maskenstilleben” is released in a limited numbered edition of 100 in a painted wooden box on 200 gm virgin vinyl.
Full info + online ordering here: http://www.croutonmusic.com/cr36.htm
TIM CATLIN AND JON MUELLER (with visual artist Thomas Kovacich): “PLATES AND WIRES”
CD + special edition
Following Tim Catlin’s recent release “Radio Ghosts” on 23five, comes this collaboration between the Australian guitarist and American percussionist Jon Mueller. Catlin and Mueller’s approach to their instruments is based on their shared interest in the vibration of material and the changes in sound that result in modifying those vibrations. Over a year in the making, the recording features a series of different situations involving guitars, gongs, snare drums, and bass drum, and their resonant effect upon one another.
Mastered by James Plotkin and released in an edition of 300 featuring artwork from Thomas Kovacich, with a limited edition of twenty-five including an original one-of-a-kind intaglio print.
A performance of Parker’s outfit is reviewed.
A rather opinionated article argues the relative merits of avant-jazz group E.S.T.