A Closer Listen Reviews

Source: A Closer Listen.

Ulf A.S. Holbrook ~ Borka (winds)

Monty Adkins ~ A Year at Usher’s Hill

Various Artists ~ the opposite of aloof vol. 2

Hannu Karjalainen ~ A Handful Of Dust Is A Desert

Astrïd & Rachel Grimes ~ Through the Sparkle

Nadia Sirota ~ Tessellatum

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Forward Festival 2017 Kickstarter

English: Melvin Gibbs, moers festival 2010

Source: Forward Festival 2017 has launched a Kickstarter to fund their December fest, featuring artists such as:

Daniel Carter, Patrick Holmes, Matthew Putman, Hilliard Greene, Federico Ughi presenting their new album Telepathic Alliances

Legendary musicians Andrew Lamb and Warren Smith

The experimental songs of L’Rain

Kid Millions & Sarah Bernstein presenting their new album Tense Life

Avant-garde music hero Paul Flaherty with Gene Moore, Gene Janas and Federico Ughi presenting their new album Morfina

Drum wizard Donald Sturge Anthony McKenzie II will present his brand new project Silenced featuring Nels Cline, Vernon Reid, Melvin Gibbs, Arnold Lee, Dave Hofstra, CX KiDTRONiK

ATTN:Magazine Reviews

Source: ATTN:Magazine.

STEF KETTERINGHAM – MORE GUITAR ARRANGEMENTS
The scrambles and spasms of body music. Guitar, voice, bass drum, four-track.

QUIMPER – WAKE UP GASTONE
Microbial flow, soft electronics, candlelit privacy. We probably shouldn’t be talking about it.

15 Artists Pick Their Favorite Brian Eno Records

Photograph of Brian Eno at a 2006 Long Now Fou...

Source: The Vinyl Factory.

While very few contemporary musicians can stake a claim to the creation and communication of a genre, it is an accolade publicly bestowed on Brian Eno. Fela Kuti, one of Eno’s heroes, is another. And yet, while both now retrospectively stand as figureheads of ambient and afro-beat, theirs is a legacy built on subtle rather than seismic shifts in musical form.

And where Fela Kuti’s explosive take on highlife didn’t materialise in a vacuum, Brian Eno’s form-stretching electronics are as rooted in expansive prog and avant garde pop as they were in highly structured ’50s rock ‘n’ roll. It’s this which shines to the fore in the quartet of new reissues honing in Brian Eno’s early albums, the 1974 debut Here Come The Warm Jets, his follow up on Island Records Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy), 1975’s iconic Another Green World and Before and after Science originally released on Polydor in 1977.

Ches Smith Upcoming Performances

English: Ches Smith at a concert with Marc Rib...

Source: Ches Smith.

August 22: Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog in France
Sept 1: Trevor Dunn’s Trio-Convulsant at the Stone
Sept 2: Mary Halvorson Octet at the Chicago Jazz Festival
Sept 13-24: Tim Berne US tour
October 7: Festival in Philly with Snakeoil and Sun of Goldfinger
October 10: Ben Goldberg’s Orphic Machine at the Stone
October 11: Ches Smith at Roulette (ft Jennifer Choi, Anna Webber, Nate Wooley, Oscar Noriega, Michael Nicolas)
October 18: Okkyung Lee, Chris Corsano, Ches Smith at the Stone
October 27/28: with Jen Shyu at the Stone
Nov 1-15: Tim Berne Snakeoil in EU
Dec 1: Snakeoil in New Haven CT
Dec 6/7: Matt Mitchell duos in Switzerland
Dec 19–23: Ches Smith Residency at the Stone NYC

Lisa Mezzacappa Fall Tour

Source: Lisa Mezzacappa.

LISA MEZZACAPPA
GLORIOUS RAVAGE
a panoramic song cycle for large ensemble and films
Film, video and animation by
Alfonso Alvarez / Janis Crystal Lipzin/
Kathleen Quillian / Konrad Steiner
Thursday October 12, 2017
8:00 pm

Roulette
509 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Tickets $20/$15 Student/Senior
Further Lisa Mezzacappa Dates
Oct 5, 8pm // Myra Melford Quartet with Steve Adams, Angela Morris @ the Red Poppy, SF CA
Oct 12, 8pm // Glorious Ravage EAST COAST PREMIERE
@ Roulette, Brooklyn
Oct. 13-16 // avantNOIR East Coast Tour
Oct. 13 // An die Musik, Baltimore, MD
Oct. 14 // Bossa Bistro, Washington DC
Oct. 15 // Charlottesville, VA
Oct. 16 // workshop, Albemarle HS + LM Composer Colloqiuum at UVA, times TBA, Charlottesville VA