New on Emanem & Psi

Emanem & Psi have a pile of new releases:

Latest Psi releases – available now:
07.01 Lawrence Casserley & Simon Desorgher ‘Music from ColourDome’ (2006) with Evan Parker, David Stevens & Philipp Wachsmann
07.02 François Houle, Evan Parker, Benoît Delbecq ‘La Lumière de Pierres’ (2005)
07.03 Bark! ‘Contraption’ (2004) Rex Casswell, Phillip Marks and Paul Obermayer
07.04 VA ‘Free Zone Appleby 2006’ Paul Lovens, Rudi Mahall, Evan Parker, Paul Rutherford, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Aki Takase, Philipp Wachsmann
07.05/6 fORCH ‘spin networks’ (2005) 2-CD set Richard Barrett, John Butcher, Rhodri Davies, Paul Lovens, Phil Minton, Wolfgang Mitterer, Paul Obermayer, Ute Wassermann
07.07 Evan Parker ‘Hook, Drift & Shuffle’ (1983) reissue with George Lewis, Barry Guy & Paul Lytton

Latest Emanem releases – available now:
4136 Lol Coxhill ‘More Together than Alone’ duos & solo (2000-5) with Hugh Davies, Henry Lowther, John Russell & Pat Thomas
4137 Terry Day ‘2006 Duos’ with Rhodri Davies, Charlotte Hug, Hannah Marshall, Phil Minton & John Russell
4138 John Russell ‘Analekta’ duos & Quaqua (2004/6) with Chefa Alonso, Henry Lowther, Garry Todd & others
4139 ‘freedom of the city 2006’ Chefa Alonso, David Leahy, Javier Carmona; Jan Huib Nas, Adelheid Sieuw, Guy Strale, Jean-Michel van Schouwburg; Garry Todd, Nigel Coombes, Nick Stephens, Tony Marsh
4140 Phil Minton Quartet ‘Slur’ (2006) with John Butcher, Roger Turner & Veryan Weston

ESP New Releases

New release from ESP:


A continuation from the earlier Alan Ribback work, produced by Michael D. Anderson. The CD examines untapped and historically important achievements and tragedies in the lives of a people during the Civil Rights era.

This compilation presents facts on events in black history that merit their being acknowledged. Other forth coming volumes will present further historical developments that will remain an important part of American history seen and unseen. Each CD will examine different aspects of the Civil Rights Movement featuring interview footage, press releases, and music heard during the time of each theme.

The production of this CD is to encourage people of all races the do more study involving the Civil Rights era and other thematic topics that also address stages of development during this era. It is hoped that people of all races will better understand the on-going struggle of African Americans and the many achievements towards the development of this country which dispel the negative connotations passed down through families for generations.


Despite the profound obscurity of Norman Howard’s music, and that of his mate Joe Phillips, it’s crucial as a window not only into the influence that Albert Ayler carried in creative music, but into how the Aylers affected the musicians of their hometown. Most importantly, this reflects on how vital free music has been at the local level, where it remains so to this day. – Clifford Allen


Don Cherry, more than any other artist in the jazz of his era, pioneered the music’s internationalist nature that has now come to be commonly accepted as an integral part of its character. The individuality of Cherry’s contribution to the history of jazz has often been unfairly obscured by his admittedly important association with the music of Ornette Coleman. While the (pocket) trumpeter’s position as Coleman’s front line partner in the altoist’s first revolutionary quartet was indeed a major one, Cherry’s role as one of the founders of the genre that is known today as “world music” is equally significant. – Russ Musto

New From Blossoming Noise

Blossoming Noise has a set of new offerings:

G*PARK: Seismogramm CD (BN 021CD)
“Remastered from the original tapes by Marc Zeier, Seismogramm was first released as a limited edition LP in 1990 on the Swiss Schimpfluch int. label. One of the original (1986) and most elusive SCHIMPFLUCHGRUPPE members operating in the vein of the Viennese aktionists.”

“Sonorous melodies and melodic sonorities from the fabulous Val Denham (known for her work with Hafler Trio, Throbbing Gristle, Marc Almond, Black Sun, Coil and more…) & Oli Novadnieks. Limited edition of 1000 deluxe gold copies featuring Tranart by Val Denham.”

MERZBOW: Zophorus CD (BN 024CD)
“Japan’s king of noise returns with Zophorus. Speaker-massaging pulsations of psychic skree & frequency abuse. Housed in a deluxe 5 color digipak designed by Masami Akita. Recorded in February of 2007.”

ASTRO: Astral Orange Sunshine CD (BN 025CD)
“Psychedelic space music from Hiroshi Hasegawa of the legendary Japanese noise outfit C.C.C.C. Astral Orange Sunshine was recorded between 2004 and 2007 using the EMS Synthi as its main sound generator.”

MENCHE, DANIEL: Bleeding Heavens CD (BN 026CD)
“Brand new studio compositions from Portland’s corporal sound purveyor, Daniel Menche. Comprised of deconstructed organ and trumpets. Recorded from 2006 to 2007 at House of Menche.”

RUNZELSTIRN & GURGELSTØCK + MAMA BÄR: Il Portale Delle Indipendenti CD (BN 027CD)
“Psycho acoustic pandering from Schimpfluch founder Rudolf & Asylum-Lunaticum’s Mama Bär. Includes Runzelstirn & Gurgelstøck concert for spanking featuring Raionbashi & Mai Sau as well as a reissue of the out of print (limited edition of 27) LP Il Portale Delle Indipendenti.”

PRURIENT: Adam Tied to Stone LP (PYG 006LP)
“All new recordings of malaise from Brooklyn noise herald, Dominick Fernow. Limited edition of 500 copies on 140 gram green marbled vinyl.”

Vijay Iyer dazzles by delivering many layers

Pianist Iyer is profiled in anticipation of an upcoming Vancouver performance.

It might seem strange that Vijay Iyer gave up a promising career in physics to play jazz piano, but once you’ve heard his music, that decision makes perfect sense. Reimagining, his 2005 release on the Savoy label, offers up sonic landscapes that are as strange as string theory, melodies that seem dizzyingly weightless, and rhythms as complex as Einstein’s math, but they all come together in viscerally pleasing form.

Curtis Hasselbring and Guillermo E. Brown in NY


Saturday, June 30th at 9:00 p.m.
The Reddy Music Concert Series presents:
Curtis Hasselbring’s Curha-chestra
Guillermo E. Brown’s Cut Up Quintet
Jalopy Theater
315 Columbia Street in Brooklyn, NY
Admission is $15
Venue information is available at (718) 395-3214
Learn more about the Jalopy Theater at
Find out more about Reddy Music at

Curtis Hasselbring, trombone and guitar; Shane Endsley, trumpet; Andrew D’Angelo, bass clarinet and alto saxophone; Todd Sickafoose, bass; Ches Smith, drums

Guillermo E. Brown, drums, electronics and voice; Cochemea Gastelum, reeds and electronics; Will Johnson, samples; Keith Witty, bass; plus a special guest

On Saturday, June 30th, the Reddy Music Concert Series at Brooklyn’s Jalopy Theater will present a night of electronically oriented improvised music featuring performances by Curtis Hasselbring’s Curha-chestra and Guillermo E. Brown’s Cut Up Quintet. Curated by saxophonist/composer Rob Reddy, this ongoing monthly series is an extension of his Brooklyn-based record label, Reddy Music.

In a career that spans the last two decades, trombonist, guitarist and composer Curtis Hasselbring has appeared on more than 50 recordings, playing everything from Eastern European brass band music to country rock to electronica to jazz and improvised music. His Curha-chestra, one of three active Hasselbring-led ensembles, is an ever-changing outlet for his alter-ego, Curha, an electronic music creator who thrives on deconstructions and reconstructions of everyday noise. Learn more at

Best known for his work as a drummer with Dave Burrell, William Parker and David S. Ware among others, Guillermo E. Brown is a multi-faceted musician and multidisciplinary performer whose work spans dance, theater and a wide range of musical genres. This version of his Cut Up Quintet, a group’s John Sharpe called “a smorgasbord of styles encompassing jazz, funk, noise and rap, mixed into a cohesive whole,” will preview music from its forthcoming release. Learn more at

Upcoming Reddy Music Concert Series Events:

7/28 :: Mark Taylor’s Nameless Quartet and the Rob Reddy Quintet
8/25 :: Pheeroan akLaff and the Charles Burnham Band

Bang On A Can Returns to MASS MoCA

New on this upcoming BOAC event:

MASS MoCA and Bang on a Can will present their sixth consecutive year of musical collaboration, intensive musical training, and exciting performances. Music will drift through the galleries every day beginning July 12 as the festival once again brims over with talented faculty and fellows from around the world who offer daily recitals at 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.. The always enjoyable Bang on a Can All-Stars perform on July 21 at 8 p.m. with Iva Bittov , preceded in the morning by the perennially popular Kids Can Too event. The closing concert the Bang on a Can Marathon, will feature special guest Don Byron this year and will take place on July 28 from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m..