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.

JT Bruce – Universica (2008, progressive rock)
Henry Cow – Beginnings: 40th Anniversary Box Set, Vol. 1 (1971-1973) (1973, avant-garde)
Henry Cow – Trondheim: 40th Anniversary Box Set, Vol. 4-5 (1976, avant-garde)
Henry Cow – Late: 40th Anniversary Box Set, Vol. 9 (1978, avant-garde)
Gerald Cleaver / William Parker / Craig Taborn – Farmers by Nature (2009, free jazz)
Lotte Anker / Craig Taborn / Gerald Cleaver – Live at the Loft (2009, free jazz)
Contemporary Noise Quartet – Theatre Play Music (2008, free jazz)
Contemporary Noise Quintet – Pig Inside the Gentleman (2006, free jazz)
Contemporary Noise Sextet – Unaffected Thought Flow (2009, free jazz)
Arditti Quartet – Harvey: Complete String Quartets and Trio (2009, classical)
Indigo Trio – Live in Montreal (2007, free / composed jazz)
Michael Bates Outside Sources – Clockwise (2008, free jazz)
Michael Bates Outside Sources – Live in New York (2009, free jazz)
Pete Namlook – Namlook XVII: New Organic Life II (2003, electronic)
Locrian – Drenched Lands (2009, ambient metal)

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