Conrad Schnitzler, prolific German musician who was in early lineups of Kosmische (or krautrock, as the genre became known to English-speaking audiences) groups Tangerine Dream and Kluster, passed away due to cancer on August 4. He was 74.
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.
Gerry Hemingway / Quintet – Riptide (2011) International Contemporary Ensemble – Abandoned Time (2008)
International Contemporary Ensemble – Pintscher: Sonic Eclipse – A Twilight’s Song – She-Cholat Ahavah An (2011)
Ingrid Laubrock / Sleepthief – The Madness of Crowds (2011) Steve Roach – Afterlight (2009)
Various Artists – Possible Worlds (2011)