Vital Weekly 943

Reviews from Vital Weekly:

RAPOON – CULTURAL FORGERIES (CD by Alrealon) *
BIG BROTHER ON ACID (CD by Alrealon) *
ZEITKRATZER – METAL MACHINE MUSIC (CD by Zeitkratzer) *
TELETOPA – TOKYO 1972 (2CD by Split Records) *
ASMUS TIETCHENS – HUMORESKEN UND VEKTOREN (CD by Auf Abwegen) *
URS PETER SCHNEIDER – KOMPOSITIONEN 1960-2012 (3CD by Cubus Records) *
WANDLUNGEN UNPLUMP (CD compilation by Edition Degem)
RICHARD H. KIRK – THE MANY DIMENSIONS OF (3CD by Die Stadt) *
AI ASO – LONE (LP on Ideologic Organ)
BLIND THORNS (LP by Tandori/Cheap Satanism/Off Set/New Atlantis)
EVA-MARIE HOUBEN & BILEAM KUMPER – FIELD BY MEMORY INHABITED III & IV (CDR by Rhizome-s) *
HORACIO POLLARD – THE EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE (CDR by Adaadat) *
MAXI BACON – MACI BAXON (CDR by Adaadat) *
SCUMEARTH – ATOMIC PHYSICS (CDR by Luscinia Discos) *
JLIAT – 4.37 GIG OF HNW MP3 (DVDR by Jliat) *
DIKTAT – IN AMERICA (cassette by Staaltape)
SIGTRYGGUR BERG SIGMARSSON – I’M NOT AFRAID OF LO-FI (cassette by Some)

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AMN Reviews: Ian Vine – Frieze/Static Form/Division [bandcamp]

Frieze/Static Form/Division is composer-guitarist Ian Vine’s tripartite essay into immersive sound for acoustic or electric guitar and electronics. The recording is somewhat deceptive in that what at first appears to the casual listen to be drone music in fact on closer consideration reveals itself to be music of deliberately slow harmonic rhythm. Frieze, the opening track, does indeed begin as a ringing drone, but over the course of its eighteen minutes it develops through gradual changes in color and texture as well as harmonic movement brought about by the backgrounding and foregrounding of different overtones. The rougher-surfaced Static Form follows with melodic movement in slowly descending tones, while the final track, Division, maintains a sense of tension by holding harmonic resolution dramatically in abeyance.

http://ianvine.bandcamp.com

Gapplegate Music Reviews

Craig Taborn (Prezens, at the Vortex (London) ...
Craig Taborn (Prezens, at the Vortex (London) 13/1/08) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Gapplegate Music Reviews:

Jerome Kitzke, The Paha Sapa Give-Back
Burton Greene with R*time, Burton’s Time
Darius Jones, Matthew Shipp, Cosmic Leider: The Darkseid Recital
Karen Mantler, Business is Bad
Farmers By Nature, Love and Ghosts, Gerald Cleaver, William Parker, Craig Taborn
Akira Sakata, Giovanni di Domenico, Iruman

All About Jazz Reviews

English: Joëlle Léandre Français : Joëlle Léandre
English: Joëlle Léandre Français : Joëlle Léandre (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From All About Jazz:

Gato Libre
DuDu (Libra Records)

Matt Lavelle and John Pietaro
Harmolodic Monk (UNSEEN RAIN)

Dylan Ryan / Sand
Circa (Cuneiform Records)

Djam Karet
Regenerator 3017 (Self Produced)

Free Nelson Mandoomjazz
The Shape of Doomjazz to Come / Saxophone Giganticus (RareNoiseRecords)

Joëlle Léandre & Pascal Contet
3 (Ayler Records)

Partisans
Partisans – Swamp (Whirlwind Recordings Ltd)

Riverloam Trio
Inem Gortn (FMR Records)

Stein Urheim extended analysis
Stein Urheim: Stein Urheim (Hubro Records)

Circadian Rhythm Kings
Circadian Rhythm Kings/Three Thirty Four (The Rotary Records)

Katharine Key, Lost Civilizations, Duo Exchange and Utenzil in DC August 17

On August 17, 2014, Katharine Key will be joining the Lost Civilizations experimental music project/Duo Exchange and Utenzil in the Indie Adams Morgan (http://www.indieadamsmorgan.com/) series at the Black Squirrel (http://www.blacksquirreldc.com/).

Katharine Key: Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, and Alanis Morissette walk into your living room, morph into one, and pick up a guitar. That’s Katharine Key. Soulful, quirky, and smart with an angelic voice, she’ll charm your socks off with her bleeding heart ballads and spunky acoustic pop. The piercing clarity of her lyrics will have you saying, “That song is about me.” Whether jet-setting around Africa for work or chilling in her home DC, Katharine seeks to connect with audiences through meaningful music. Her second album “what the fire is,” released in 2013, explores themes of heartbreak, despair, and renewal through a spiritual lens that’s raw and intimate. To make up for her seeming inability to write happy songs, she balances out her original work with acoustic covers of cheesy 80s New Wave, with innovative arrangements. Find her online at http://www.justkat.com and http://www.facebook.com/katkeymusic.

The Lost Civilizations experimental music project (http://lost-civilizations.tumblr.com/; http://goo.gl/WfSs5) is a collaboration between Mike Sebastian (tenor sax, saxello, baritone sax and bass clarinet) and T. A. Zook (basscello and misc. instruments). Although essentially a duo, when schedules permit, it is joined by Jerry Busher (drums); Amanda Huron (percussion); Doug Kallmeyer (bass and electronics), Nate Scheible (percussion), Mark Pry (drums), Larry Gomez (percussion), Patrick Whitehead (horns) and Emily Chimiak (violin). Mark Pry will be sitting-in on August 17.

On August 17, the Lost Civilizations experimental music project’s set will be shared with the “Duo Exchange” poetry project, which consists of Rod Smith and Dan Gutstein.

Rod Smith is the author of Deed, and several other collections of poetry, and is the publisher of Edge Books. He has taught at a number of colleges and was visiting writer at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 2010. He is editing, along with two other writers, The Selected Letters of Robert Creeley. For more on Rod Smith: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_Smith_%28poet%29

Dan Gutstein is the author of two collections, non/fiction, and Bloodcoal & Honey, and his writing has appeared in 75 journals and anthologies. He has taught at a number of colleges and organizations, including George Washington University and the Smithsonian. For more on Dan Gutstein: http://dangutstein.blogspot.com/

Utenzil (http://www.utenzil.com/) is the solo project of Michael McMorris, which brings together fitful decades of musical experience/experiments plus software, laptops, mixer and instruments which include various controllers, a DIY double neck midi guitar, live guitar and voice.

This event is no cover/no minimum and all ages.

For further information: t_a_zook@hotmail.com; updates will be posted at http://august-17-at-the-black-squirrel.tumblr.com/ .

Matt Bauder’s Ever-evolving Sound

Matt Bauder web coverFrom the Bleader:

Reedist Matt Bauder spent just a few years in Chicago, between 1999 and 2001, but he made a strong mark—and the city’s improvised music scene left its imprint on him in return. He’s a no-nonsense musician with an abiding curiosity. He has forged a deliberately mercurial musical personality over the years. There’s nothing mysterious about his ideas or interests, but their nonchalant diversity and range have made it hard to pin him down as this or that.