Musique Machine Reviews

From Musique Machine:

Ov – Noctilucent Valleys
Noctilucent Valleys submerges the listener in heady and psychedelic world made up of synth drone craft, lo-grade electro beatscapes, free form folk/ improvised rock traces , with the odd touches of dreamy & hazed of male & female vocals here and there.

Jazkamer – Balls the Size of Texas,Liver the Size of Brazil
This really revels in screwing with your perception of it, firstly the title suggest head-ripping noise or staged and cocky rock, This is neither. Secondly with the Jazhamer name attached to it one would expect a real noisy afair, though there are noise elements here that certainly is not the predominate sound strain .

AAJ Reviews

From AAJ:

29-Jun-07 Lydian Sound Orchestra
Back to Da Capo (Alma Music (Italy))

29-Jun-07 Andy milne
Andy Milne: M-Base & Dapp Theory Radical Unplugged

29-Jun-07 The Nels Cline Singers
Draw Breath (Cryptogramophone)

29-Jun-07 Underground Jazz Trio
Radio Free Europa (Leo Records)

28-Jun-07 simakDialog
Patahan (Moonjune Records)

27-Jun-07 Adam Lane
Adam Lane & Ken Vandermark: 4 Corners and New Magical Kingdom (Clean Feed Records)

27-Jun-07 Jason Smith
Tipping Point (Moonjune Records)

27-Jun-07 Alessandro Bosetti
Her Name (Crouton Music)

Ken Vandermark, Tim Daisy at the USC School of Music Recital Hall

This upcoming show is previewed:

Ken Vandermark, Tim Daisy — USC School of Music Recital Hall: Tuesday, July 3

In a sense, jazz music has been dumbed down by being academically intellectualized — the emphasis (or over-emphasis, perhaps) on theory has stagnated creation and innovation, yielding compositions that are either painfully intellectual academic headaches or abhorrently insipid elevator-music butt-jazz. What you essentially have is innovation for innovation’s sake co-existing with tradition for tradition’s sake — and either is equally boring. Make no mistake — there’s plenty of theory involved in avant-garde jazz, especially improvisational avant-garde jazz — but avant-garde jazz, and free jazz especially, is the punk rock of jazz music: loud, aggressive, dissonant and full of sound and fury. And while some avant-garde’s musicians get lost trying to reinterpret jazz in a “post-modern context,” the geniuses remember that the most excitement and greatest joy isn’t in the destination; the reward comes from the adventure — the thrill of the hunt, if you will.

Coming up and the Bohemian National Home

From Detroit’s Bohemian National Home:

Saturday, June 23: Fiberglass Freakout 2007
Straight-up Detroit style rock and roll, featuring: Bad Faces Clan, Friends Of Dennis Wilson, Wildcatting, The Pizazz, The Amnio Acids, The Questions, The Birddogs, and Heroes and Villains. Doors at 8:00 pm; $7.

6/29 secret party…
6/30 Shadiamond Le Freedom and Paradise
9/4 Keefe Jackson’s Fast Citizens
9/6 Eye Contact

9/14 & 9/15: Eugene Chadbourne and Jimmy Carl Black
10/3 Magik Markers
10/8 Rempis Percussion Quartet
10/19 Trevor Watts and Jamie Harris- early show

Bohemian National Home
3009 Tillman, Detroit 48216
313 737 6606