Mike Patton and John Zorn are releasing a Christmas single.

Peter Brotzmann’s upcoming Chicago shows are previewed.

Jason Roebke is profiled.

Illuha’s debut album, Shizuku, is out on 12k. The group is comprised of Tokyo residents Corey Fuller and Tomoyoshi Date. Shizuku was recorded in a 100-year old church in Bellingham, Washington and the duo used ambient and quad-microphone techniques to capture the natural acoustics of the high-vaulted ceilings, wooden floors, stained glass and the natural resonances of the space.

And finally, perhaps as an example of what type of music I tend to avoid, scientists believed that they have discovered the world’s most relaxing song.