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)
KUI DONG, LARRY POLANSKY & CHRISTIAN WOLFF / Trio (Henceforth Records)
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)
UCHIHASHI KAZUHISA & YOSHIDA TATSUYA / Barisshee (Tzadik)
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)

From NYTimes.com:

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