The Squid’s Ear Reviews

Keith Tippett

Source: The Squid’s Ear.

Ensemble Supermusique – Jeux de Pistes (Ambiances Magnetiques)

The Keith Tippett Octet – The Nine Dances Of Patrick O’Gonogon (Discus)

Harris Eisenstadt Canada Day Quartet – On Parade in Parede (Clean Feed)

Humcrush – Enter Humcrush (Shhpuma)

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Avant Scena Reviews

Source: Avant Scena.

Robert Black – “Possessed” (Cantaloupe, 2017)

Trió Kontraszt – “From Dyonisian Sound Sparks to the Silence of Passing” (BMC Records, 2017)

Jim Hart / Alfred Vogel – “COME RAIN COME SHINE” (Boomslang Records, 2017)

Twins – “Twins” (Bridge Sessions Records, 2017)

Jonas Cambien, Adrian Myhr – “Simiskina” (Clean Feed, 2017)

Jesse Jones – “Ephemera” (Innova, 2017)

Summit Quartet – “Live in Sant’ Anna Arresi” (Catalytic Sound, 2017)

Johannes Bär, Andreas Broger, Alfred Vogel – “BLECHBARAGGE Wir blasen Euch den Marsch​!​!​!” (Boomslang Records, 2017)

Anthony McGill, Mahershala Ali, McGill McHale Trio – “Portraits – works for Flute, Clarinet and Piano” (Cedille Records, 2017)

Cortex – “Avant-Garde Party Music” (Clean Feed, 2017)

Nate Wooley – “Battle Pieces 2” (Catalytic Sound, 2017)

Boneshaker – “Thinking Out Loud” (trost records, 2017)

Arditti Quartet – “Hans Abrahamsen: String Quartets No.1-4” (WINTER & WINTER, 2017)

Vital Weekly Reviews 1100

Source: Vital Weekly.

CHIHEI HATAKEYAMA & FEDERICO DURAND – SORA (CD by White Paddy Mountain) *
TAMARU & CHIHEI HATAKEYAMA – LUNAR ECLIPSE (CD by White Paddy Mountain) *
FRANS DE WAARD – HOT AUGUST NIGHT (CD by White Paddy Mountain) *
LUDOVIC MEDERY – EMERGENCES (CD by Unfathomless) *
LA BARACANDE – SAME (CD by La Novia)
NAOMI BERRILL – FROM THE GROUND (CD by Ethnorth Gallery)
AKMEE – NEPTUN (CD by Nakama Records)
SIROM – I CAN BE A CLAY SNAPPER (CD by Tak:til)
BIRGIT ULHER – MATTER MATTERS (CD by Hideous Replica) *
SUM OF R – ORGA (CD by Cyclic Law) *
PROJECT VAINIOLLA – NOCTURNAL (CD, private)
MIRT & TER – WHERE ARE YOU (LP by Monotype Records)
THOMAS DIMUZIO & ALAN COURTIS – MONK STYLE OR SCREAM (LP by Monotype Records)
LEIF BRUSH – STITCHING IN PROCESS: WINDMIXED DATA (2LP by Pentiments)
DARREN MCCLURE – NATURE MIRROR (CDR by Glistening Examples) *
JODA CLEMENT – TIME + PLACE (CDR by Glistening Examples) *
WILDER GONZALES AGREDA – PARAÍSOS, REVOLUCIONES Y TÚ (CDR by Super Space Records) *
ISHISHCHA – NA (CDR by Super Space Records) *
GRIER EDWARD CARSON – DAWN MORNING MID DAY SUN AFTERNOON EVENING DAY IS DONE (CDR by Recycling Recordings) *
UBIQUE – SHINING (CDR by Recycling Recordings) *
PETER WULLEN IN THE KATJA INSTITUTE – FINE TUNED WOOD (CDR, private) *
THE SOMMES ENSEMBLE – HEEL FLIPPER (cassette by Small Scale Music)
DESTRUCTION DES ANIMAUX NUISIBLES/MIGUEL SOUTO (split cassette by Attenuation Circuit)

Tony Conrad Documentary Reviewed

English: Tony Conrad at the DeStijl/Freedom Fr...

Source: www.splicetoday.com.

Last Friday, I went to Baltimore’s Parkway Theatre to see Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present, Tyler Hubby’s new documentary on the late experimental multidisciplinary artist. I had only a passing awareness of Conrad’s work before he died last April—and I remember dozens of people here in Baltimore sharing footage and remembering his solo performance at High Zero in 2008. I’ve done some digging since, and what’s out there is fantastic, especially Four Violins (1964) and Slapping Pythagoras, an album he made in 1995 with Steve Albini and Jim O’Rourke. But there’s always been a significant gap in Conrad’s body of work because of preeminent prick La Monte Young. Someone needs to tie him up and raid his archives and free all that music that was meant for the world to hear—or at the very least, the people that created it. The man is holding onto, in John Cale’s words, “an entire body of work” by The Dream Syndicate (Young, Conrad, Cale, Angus Maclise, and Marian Zazeela), reels recorded from 1963 to 1965 that mark some of the earliest examples of American minimalism in music.