New Tzadik Releases

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Shardik : Shardik
This new instrumental trio project from the burning guitarist of Cleric and Simulacrum blends avant-garde classical, free jazz, dissonant math metal, ambient and world music into a powerful new mix. Originally from Philly and now living in Brooklyn, Matt Hollenberg has spent over a year composing these complex and exciting pieces and has chosen two of his oldest musical cohorts to perform them. This bold new take on the power trio will fry your mind!
Personnel:
Matt Buckley: Drums, Percussion
Matt Hollenberg: Guitar
Nick Shellenberger: Bass, Synth

Ikue Mori : Obelisk
Universally acclaimed as a pioneer in live laptop electronics, Ikue’s signature style is still uniquely her own and has influenced two generations of laptop performers. Her new band project Obelisk is a super-band featuring three of the most acclaimed and original players in the Downtown scene—Okkyung Lee, Jim Black and Sylvie Courvoisier. Ikue’s startling compositions blend gorgeous melodies with hypnotic rhythms and evocative soundscapes. Strange and beautiful music from a legendary master of laptop improvisation!
Personnel:
Jim Black: Drums
Sylvie Courvoisier: Piano
Okkyung Lee: Cello
Ikue Mori: Electronics

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