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AMN Picks of the Week

Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.

Had an insanely busy week but still managed to get in some listening…

Morris, Joe – Beautiful Existence (2006, free jazz)
Morris Quartet, Joe – Underthru (1999, free jazz)
Morris Trio, Joe – Antennae (1997, free jazz)
Stone, Dave – Solo (1998, solo piano)
Mills, Gregory – Esfoma (1984, solo sax)
El’Zabar’s Ritual Trio, Kahil – Africa N’da Blues (2000, free jazz)
El’Zabar’s Ritual Trio, Kahil – Big M: A Tribute to Malachi Favors (2004, free jazz)
Never Enough Hope – The Gift Economy (2008, experimental jazz)
Controlled Bleeding – Inanation (1996, electoacoustic, world)
Carrier Band – Voice Coil (2003, experimental electronic)
Rabotnik – Rabotnik (2008, experimental)
Rhythm Section / Fred Van Hove – Hear Here Now (2008, free jazz)

2 replies on “AMN Picks of the Week”

Hi Mike,

How do you get to listen to so much? Do you use an online music service like eMusic, iTunes?

I got curious here about two of the albums you posted.
Controlled Bleeding – Inanation (I think I heard the name of this band before)
Rabotnik – Rabotnik (odd name pick for a Brazilian band, sounds intriguing).

I’ll check both out.

Thanks for the tips


I do use eMusic, which has a great selection at pretty reasonable prices. Also, there’s some pretty good stuff online that is free, such as on

Controlled Bleeding is somewhere in the electroacoustic / dark ambient vein with some electronica mixed in. I don’t think they are the best example of any of the above but they have some pretty good material. Rabotnik is available for free download.


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