New RareNoiseRecords Releases

Merzbow, prominent Japanoise musician, in 2007

Source: RareNoiseRecords.

An Untroublesome Defencelessness
Merzbow – electronics
Keiji Haino – guitar, electronics, occasional vocals
Balazs Pandi – drums
The renowned Japanese electronic maestro Merzbow (aka Masami Akita) joins forces with his fellow countryman Keiji Haino and Hungarian drummer Balazs Pandi on another example of extreme sonic experimentation in the form of An Untroublesome Defencelessness. Merzbow and Pandi, who have been playing together since 2009 and previously collaborated on two RareNoiseRecords releases — 2013ʼs Cuts (with Swedish free jazz saxophonist Mats Gustafsson) and 2015ʼs Cuts of Guilt, Cuts Deeper (with Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore) — push the envelope once again with improv singer and noise guitarist Haino. The resulting sound is a relentlessly intense cauldron of caustic power chording, adrenalized blast beats and double bass drum thunder, and grinding white noise fusillades, courtesy of this fearsome threesome.

The Rare Noise Catalog Re-sculpted
Let loose in the RareNoise vaults, Gaudi has composed an album of entirely new music using various mutitracks from different RareNoise releases. This 10″ Vinyl EP is the first manifestation of an exciting collaboration between London-based music producer / performing artist Gaudi and the ever classy champions of genre-bending and experimental contemporary music, RareNoiseRecords. This hot-off-the-press taster, which will also be available in multiple DL formats, is an introduction to the forthcoming full length release, to be titled Magnetic, due to be released late Spring 2017.

Magnet Animals
Butterfly Killer
Todd Clouser – guitars, vocals
Eyal Maoz – guitar
Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz – bass
Jorge Servin – drums
On the heels of his genre-defying A Love Electric trilogy and subsequent song project, Man With No Country, guitarist-composer-poet-lyricist C Todd Clouser joins forces with drummer Jorge Servin and the potent one-two punch of Abraxas guitarist Eyal Maoz and bassist Shanir Blumenkranz in forming Magnet Animals. Their slamming and startlingly unique debut, Butterfly Killer — full of skronking noise guitars of blast furnace intensity and stream of conscious raps over righteous riffs and humungous backbeats — stands as one of the most strangely compelling outings in the extensive and wildly eclectic catalog of London-based RareNoiseRecords.

Chat Noir
Nine Thoughts For One Word
Michele Cavallari – keyboards, piano, fx
Luca Fogagnolo – e-bass, upright bass, trombone
J. Peter Schwalm – electronics, beats, keyboards, acoustic guitar

The adventurous trio Chat Noir has for the past 12 years defied easy categorization with its organic mix of ambient music, electronic textures as well as chamber music and jazz. Their singular approach to the piano trio, cinematic in scope and startlingly beautiful, has garnered critical raves throughout Europe. On Nine Thoughts for One Word, their sixth recording overall and second for London-based RareNoise Records, the two founding members, pianist Michele Cavallari and bassist Luca Fogagnolo, are joined in their further explorations by electronic/ambient music composer and producer
Jan Peter Schwalm (Brian Eno, Eivind Aarset).

Vital Weekly Reviews 1038

English: Rent Romus performing at the San Fran...

Source: Vital Weekly.

Marginal Consort — 08.09.13 (3cd by Meenna) *
Junji Hirose — Ssi-6 (Cd by Hitorri) *
Kazuo Imai — For Tentou Mishima (Cd by Hitorri) *
Kamil Szuszkiewicz — Robot Czarek (Cd by Bolt Records) *
Howard Stelzer — The Case Against (Cd by Monotype Records) *
Erikm — Doubse Hysterie (Cd by Monotype Records) *
T’ien Lai — Rhthm (Cd by Monotype Records) *
Kleistwahr — Over your Heads Forever (Cd by Fourth Dimension) *
Flavien Gillié — Nonante-neuf Fragments Harenois (Cd by Unfathomless) *
Cut Worms — Lumbar First (Cd by Opa Loka Records) *
Fake Cats – Russian Canon (Cd by Frozen Light)
Kg Augenstern — Tentacles (Cd by Gruenrekorder) *
Murmurists — I Am You, Dragging Halo (Cd by Zoharum) *
Widt (Cd & Dvd by Zoharum) *
Christian Wolfarth — Spuren (Lp by Hiddenbell Records)
Posset — Fanzine Ink Dries Like Black Blood (7″ by IL Dischi Del Barone)
Vertonen — Rose Gardens (Cdr by Ballast) *
Rent Romus & Teddy Rankin-Parker & Daniel Pearce – Lir — (Cdr by Edgetone Records)
James Freeman – Echoes of Nature Iii (Cdr by Edgetone Records)
Martwa Natura – Iv (3″cdr by Attenuation Circuit) *
Sonologyst — Beyond the Logic of Science (Cassette by Attenuation Circuit) *
Daniel Lercher & Vinzenz Schwab — Decrecimiento Exponencial (Cassette by Mappa) *
Cheap Imitation — Somewhere Beyond the Sea (Cassette by Cheap Recordings) *
Desormais — Drown Variations (Cassette by Kikimora Tapes) *
Rinus Van Alebeek — Don’t Talk at the Disco/elvis, Ein Volk (Cassette, Private)

Le Poisson Rouge in July

English: (Le) Poisson Rouge.

Source: Le Poisson Rouge.

Tue., July 05, 2016 at 6:00 PM
Aki Takahashi, piano: music of Cage, Feldman, and Satie
w/ Margaret Lancaster and David Shively (of Either/Or)

Wed., July 06, 2016 at 7:00 PM
featured in the round

Mon., July 25, 2016 at 6:00 PM
Ayman Fanous, Guitar and Frances-Marie Uitti, Cello

Mon., July 25, 2016 at 9:30 PM
Misha Piatigorsky presents The Sketchy Orkestra

Tue., July 26, 2016 at 10:00 PM
Dawn of Midi

Thu., July 28, 2016 at 8:00 PM
Jaga Jazzist
w/ Arc Iris and Aiming for Enrike

July at Cafe OTO

Source: London’s Cafe OTO.

Friday 1 July 2016, 8pm
Suckdog W/ the Kuzak Sisters + Isn’tses + Shareholder + Dr Crackpot &Amp; His Mediocre Junk Band
£10 £8 Advance £6 Members

Saturday 2 July 2016, 8pm
an Evening with Martin Carthy
£12 £10 Advance £8 Members

Sunday 3 July 2016, 8pm
Jamal Moss Live Set with Special Guests Tba
£10 £8 Advance £6 Members

Monday 4 July 2016, 8pm
Pierre Berthet + Wouter Van Veldhoven + Mari Ohno
£8 £6 Advance £4 Members

Tuesday 5 July 2016, 8pm
John Butcher / Steve Noble (Duo) + Graham Dunning / John Macedo / Tom White (Trio) + Jennifer Allum / Dimitra Lazaridou-chatzigoga (Duo)
£8 £6 Advance £4 Members

Wednesday 6 July 2016, 8pm
Alex Ward Quartet (W/ Rachel Musson / Olie Brice / Steve Noble) + Elliot Galvin
£8 £6 Advance £4 Members

Thursday 7 July 2016, 8pm
We Are for a While Apartment House
£10 £8 Advance £6 Members

8–10 July 2016, 6–9pm
Oto Project Space:
Bijan Moosavi: Live in the Void (زنـده در عَـدَم)

Saturday 9 July 2016, 8pm
Keiji Haino &Amp; John Butcher
£18 £16 Advance £14 Members

Sunday 10 July 2016, 8pm
Kelly Jayne Jones &Amp; Jon Collin Duo + Pascal Nichols &Amp; Alecs Pierce + Colin Webster / Peter Simpson / Joel Murray / David Mclean (Quartet)
£8 £6 Advance £4 Members

11–13 July 2016
Rangda – Three-day Residency

Thursday 14 July 2016, 8pm
Slip Presents: [Slp031]
Yeah You + Julia Reidy + Matt Rogers &Amp; Chris Vatalaro
£8 £6 Advance £4 Members

16–17 July 2016, 1–7pm
Oto Project Space:
the Nothing, Seeking Answers: Indivisible Streams – Francisco López + Elías Merino + Olivier Pasquet + Daniel Del Río + Rian Treanor
£5 Door Only

Monday 18 July 2016, 8pm
Set Ensemble with Special Guest Nomi Epstein
£8 £6 Advance £4 Members

Tuesday 19 July 2016, 8pm
Still House Plants + Pussy Mothers + Groan Vessel + Luar Domatrix + Glarc Djs
£6 £5 Advance £4 Members

Wednesday 20 July 2016, 8pm
the Machines of John White / Dedalus Ensemble (France) + Guests (Uk)
£8 £6 Advance £4 Members

Thursday 21 July 2016, 8pm
Sm-­ll Presents:
and Rea + En Creux + Reloc + John Macedo (Sm­-ll Guest) + Stuart Bowditch (DJ)
£10 £8 Advance £6 Members

Friday 22 July 2016, 8pm
Japan Blues: Howard Williams (DJ) + Hibiki Ichikawa / Akari Mochizuki (Live)
Free Event

23–24 July 2016
Wadada Leo Smith – Two Day Residency
More Info &Amp; Tickets

Monday 25 July 2016, 8pm
Dial + Dead Days Beyond Help + Sindre Bjerga
£8 £6 Advance £4 Members

Tuesday 26 July 2016, 8pm
Anne Gillis – ‘Psaoarhtelle’
£12 £10 Advance £8 Members

Wednesday 27 July 2016, 8pm
Blackest Ever Black Presents:
Officer! + Carla Dal Forno + Af Ursin
£10 £8 Advance £6 Members

Friday 29 July 2016, 6pm
Harwood &Amp; Hope – Deep Fried Vibez

AMN Picks of the Week: Subterraneanact & Machinefabriek / Poppy Nogood / Morgen Wurde / Beyond Sensory Experience / In Slaughter Natives

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.

Subterraneanact & Machinefabriek – Persistent Objects (2016)
Poppy Nogood – Music For Mourning (2016)
Morgen Wurde – Brach Auf (2016)
Beyond Sensory Experience – The End of it All (2016)
In Slaughter Natives – Ventre (2016)

AMN Reviews: Akira Kosemura – Momentary: Memories of the Beginning (Schole)

61NDAaApi3L._SS500_SS280Evidently, Akira Kosemura has absolutely no need to undergo any kind of regression therapy, no need to be guided by New Age hands to rebirth himself and recall the moment at which he entered the world in order to solve his earliest mysteries and increase his current well-being. Because he seems to have been born smiling, glad to finally be alive, happy among his fellow human beings, whatever emotional challenges they may bring.

An accomplished composer with numerous dew-drop brilliant, ambient tinged solo piano albums (Polaroid Piano, Grassland) under his belt, Kosemura writes unabashedly buoyant music, which has taken more a turn for small chamber ensembles the past few years (Embers, Trio), strings and piano and illusive electronic treatments conveying the fresh, idealistic breeze that blows through him. With Momentary: Memories of the Beginning, he alternates lilting instrumental pieces, like the tellingly titled “Precious”, with “stories” told by guest singers each with a voice as pure as spring water.

Listening to the lyrics, they all cleave closely to a theme that in psychotherapy is known as attachment theory, about what we need to make it when we´ve been hurt or separated from loved ones. The ranks of Kosemura´s main quartet of voices – Yanaginagi, Nikiie (who wrote most of the lyrics), Lasah, and Shaylee – are swelled by American indie star Devendra Banhart on “Someday” and Kosemura´s own near the end. Nearness, tenderheartedness and unflinching optimism, even in the face of heartache – you can´t imagine this ending anything but well, for all involved, forever.

Momentary: Memories of the Beginning is an altogether uplifting experience, elegantly slipcovered and graced with a big peach sun by Shin Kikuchi, and also includes a DVD featuring five pretty enchanting videos.

Stephen Fruitman

The Free Jazz Collective Reviews

English: Tyshawn Sorey at moers festival 2010

Source: The Free Jazz Collective.

Tyshawn Sorey – The Inner Spectrum of Variables (Pi Recordings, 2016) ****½
Tyshawn Sorey, Julia Bullock, ICE – Josephine Baker: A Portrait (World Premiere, Ojai Music Festival, 2016)
Warped Dreamer – Lomahongva (Rat Records, 2016) *****
Sebastian Lexer & Steve Noble – Muddy Ditch
LUME – Xabregas 10 (Clean Feed, 2016) ****½
Ron Stabinsky – Free For One (HotCup, 2016) ****
Mats Gustafsson and Friends – MG50: Peace & Fire (Trost, 2016) *****
Swedish azz med wänner & Gilbert Holmström Sextett – Fåglarna (NotTwo, 2016) ****
Fire! Orchestra – Rote Fabrik, Zürich, 6/8/2016
Fire! Orchestra – Porgy & Bess, Vienna, Austria, 6/7/2016