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.

John Carter/ Bobby Bradford Quartet [Self Determination Music (1970, free jazz)
Angelica Sanchez – Life Between (2008, jazz)
Jorgen Plaetner – Electronic Music (2004, electronic)
Cynic – Traced in Air (2008, complex metal)
Robert Rich – Illumination (2007, electronic)
Iannis Xenakis – Oeuvres Orchestrales Vol. 4 (2004, modern classical)
Muhal Richard Abrams – Family Talk (1993, free jazz)
Mike Reed’s Loose Assembly – Speed of Change (2008, free jazz)
Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer – Cold Peace Counterpoints (2008, avant rock/classical)
Larry Ochs – The Secret Magritte (1995, jazz)

2 thoughts on “AMN Picks of the Week

  1. 1. I like that Cynic album as well.
    2. I have some works of Xenakis; would you recommend getting specific works, or is this compilation a better way to get to know his music?
    3. I am intrigued by this: Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer – Cold Peace Counterpoints (2008, avant rock/classical). Will look into it, thanks.

    Happy holidays and such :-)

    1. Anything by Xenakis is pretty good but his style varies, so you need half a dozen discs or so before you really start to get a picture of what he’s about.

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