AMN Picks of the Week: Triptet / Butcher & Robair / Blaser / Mudang Rouge / Roomful of Teeth

Samuel Blaser Quartet @ Moods_DSC4239

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.

Triptet – You Can See the Bottom (2010)
John Butcher / Gino Robair – Apophenia (2011)
Samuel Blaser Quartet – As the Sea (2012)
Mudang Rouge – Fantasy Horizon (2012)
Roomful of Teeth – Roomful of Teeth (2012)
How to Cure Your Soul – Tabula Rasa (2012)


Monsieur Délire Reviews

From Monsieur Délire:

MOSKUS / Salmesykkel (Hubro)
1982 + BJ Cole / 1982 + BJ Cole (Hubro)
HEATHERED PEARLS / Loyal (Ghostly International – merci à/thanks to Dense Promotion)
BIRCHALL/BRICE/MARKS TRIO / Spitting Feathers (Black & White Cat Press)
DAVID BIRCHALL / Acoustic Textures (Black & White Cat Press)
JON IRABAGON’S OUTRIGHT! / Unhinged (Irabbagast Records – merci à/thanks to Improvised Communications)
JON IRABAGON, MIKE PRIDE & MICK BARR I Don’t Hear Nothin’ But the Blues, Volume 2: Appalachian Haze (Irabbagast Records – merci à/thanks to Improvised Communications)
MERZBOW / Maschinenstil (editions Merzbow)
BENOÎT ALBERT / Ring Triptych (Clear Note)
NICO HUIJBREGTS / Dialogue Dreams (Vindu Music – merci à/thanks to Toondist)
PIANO INTERRUPTED / Two by Four (Piano Interrupted – merci à/thanks to Dense Promotion)
KING CRIMSON / Larks’ Tongues in Aspic: The Complete Recordings (Panegyric/Inner Knot)
MURMER / Framework 1-4 (Herbal International)

Ecstatic Music Festival Unveils Genre-Crossing Line-Up

English: Carla Kihlstedt performing with Sleep...
English: Carla Kihlstedt performing with Sleepytime Gorilla Museum at Unlimited 21 in Wels, Austria on 2007-11-12. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Also among the festival’s highlights are programs featuring the composer and violinist Carla Kihlstedt and her band, Causing a Tiger; the new-music ensemble ICE and Face the Music; the Kaufman Center’s teenage new-music orchestra, on Jan. 26; another appearance by Ms. Worden with the composer Sarah Kirkland Snider and the chamber-rock band Clogs, on Feb 6; the composer and visual artist Arnold Dreyblatt and the folk-jazz-ambient band Megafaun, on Feb. 27; the Bang on a Can All-Stars annual People’s Commissioning Fund concert, on March 14; the New York premiere of Steve Mackey’s “String Theory,” by the JACK Quartet and Big Farm, a band that includes Mr. Mackey on guitar and Rinde Eckert, the singer-accordionist, on March 20; and a folk-rock-classical crossover program with the pianist Simone Dinnerstein and the singer-songwriter Tift Merritt, on March 21

Gapplegate Music Reviews

Steve Noble Quartet, the Vortex 19.05.10
Steve Noble Quartet, the Vortex 19.05.10 (Photo credit: andynew)

From Gapplegate:

The Lou Grassi Po Band with Marshall Allen, Live at the Knitting Factory Volume 1, 2000
Noah Howard Quartet, Live at Glenn Miller Cafe
Maya Dunietz, John Edwards, Steve Noble, Cousin It