AMN Picks of the Week – Radere / Godspeed You! Black Emperor / Alamaailman Vasarat / Christian Lillinger’s Grund

Godspeed You! Black Emperor @ The Troxy, London

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.

Radere – Dreamless (2013)
Godspeed You! Black Emperor – ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! (2012)
Alamaailman Vasarat – Valta (2012)
Christian Lillinger / Grund – Second Reason (2012)



January 26, 2013
Ken Ueno & Ikue Mori, Spectrum
Ikue Mori Ken Ueno

January 26, 2013
Peter Evans Charity Chan Weasel Walter Tom Blancarte, Spectrum
Charity Chan Peter Evans Tom Blancarte Weasel Walter

January 26, 2013
Tristan Honsinger Thomas Heberer Pascal Niggenkemper, Downtown Music Gallery
Pascal Niggenkemper Thomas Heberer Tristan Honsinger

January 20, 2013
The Whammies, Roulette
Han Bennink Jeb Bishop Jorrit Dijkstra Mary Oliver Nate McBride Pandelis Karayorgis

Mostly Other People Do the Killing Interviewed

MOPDTK at Bergen Jazzforum
MOPDTK at Bergen Jazzforum (Photo credit: svennevenn)

From All About Jazz:

Mostly Other People Do the Killing is frequently typecast as one of today’s most humorously irreverent young jazz groups, based in no small part on their provocative name, which was inspired by a quote attributed to inventor Leon Theremin—a survivor of the Soviet gulag who exonerated Stalin because “mostly other people did the killing.” Bassist and founder Moppa Elliott (born Matthew Thomas Elliott) has repeatedly insisted in interviews that the band isn’t actually intended to be irreverent however, as much as it is anti-hero worship.