Avant Scena Reviews

English: *description: Joe McPhee at the Empty...

Via Avant Scena.

Gard Nilssen´s Acoustic Unity – “Live In Europe” (Clean Feed, 2017)

Vinnie Sperrazza Apocryphal – “Hide Ye Idols” (LL, 2017)

Gerrit Hatcher/ Eli Namay/ Bill Harris – “Devouring the Guilt” (Amalgam, 2017)

Christopher Biggs – “Decade Zero” (Ravello Records, 2017)

Aalberg | Kullhammar | Zetterber | Santos Silva – “Basement Sessions Vol.4 (The Bali Tapes)” (Clean Feed, 2017)

Joe McPhee | Pascal Niggenkemper | Ståle Liavik Solberg – “Imaginary Numbers” (Clean Feed, 2017)

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Vital Weekly Reviews 1107

Via Vital Weekly.

TYLER WILLIAM WILCOX – WORKS FOR TWO CHAPELS (CD by Caduc) *
ROSALIND HALL & JUDITH HAMANN – GOSSAMERS (CD by Caduc) *
CAPRICORNI PNEUMATICI – THE ERIVAR (CD by Monochrome Vision) *
SUGAI KEN – UKABAZUMOREZU (CD by Rvng Intl) *
QOD – ABSEQUENCE (CD by Silentes) *
VETROPACO – SUBVOID (CD by Silentes) *
HÉLÈNE BRESCHAND & ELLIOTT SHARP – CHANSONS DU CRÉPUSCULE (CD by Public Eyesore)
DAVE RUDER – QUALMS RECTIFIED (CD by Gold Bolus Recordings)
DER VERBOTEN – SAME (CD by Clean Feed)
AAAAAAAAXB – THE BEST OF (CD by Cordelia Records)
ZOZOBRA (LP by Magiaroja)
FUTURO DE HIERRO – PASO EN EL VACIO (LP by Magiaroja)
BARRY ADAMSON/PAN SONIC – MOTORLAB #3: THE HYMN OF THE 7TH ILLUSION (LP by Cold Spring Records)
SHE SPREAD SORROW – MINE (LP by Cold Spring Records)
NIKOLAS SCHRECK – THE FUTURA MODEL (12” by The Epicurean)
CHRISTIAN WOLFARTH & JASON KAHN – PERCUSSION/VOICE (CDR by Confront) *
JAMASP JHABVALA – RECOMPOSITION FROM LIVE SETS 2012-2015 (CDR by Pöllö Records) *
CRISTIAN ALVEAR & MAKOTO OSHIRO & SHINJIRO YAMAGUCHI & HIROYUKI URA – LUCKY NAMES (CDR by Wild Science) *
ALEX KELLER & SEAN O’NEILL – LCLX (CDR by Mimeomeme) *
SUB LOAM – THE UNFOLDING MAN (triple 3”CDR by Wist Records) *
NU NO – POP SONGS (CDR by Parva Editions) *
GARCIA DA SELVA – RADICAL SAVAGE (cassette by Urubu)
PANELAK – QUATSCH/SUNSPLAT (cassette by Urubu)
SOMNOROASE PĂSĂRELE – PENE (double cassette by Urubu)
LUCIFER’S ENSEMBLE – ALPHA (cassette, private)
DEE GRINSKI – SUBSPACE (cassette by Tape Lamour) *
LEHNBERG – MORGONDRÖM (cassette by Tape Lamour) *
A THOUSAND MOUTHS (cassette by Tape Lamour) *
LLARKS – REFLECTIONS (cassette by Tape Lamour) *
E42.A8 – NIOBIUM (cassette by Tanuki Records)
YANN LEGUAY – GROUND (cassette by Tanuki Records)

Can you be a fan of Frank Zappa but not his music?

Frank Zappa, Ekeberghallen, Oslo, Norway

Via the AV Club, a surprisingly interesting read about someone who is not a Zappa fan but giving Frank an honest try.

I, too, have shrugged off Frank Zappa. Not just his post-1967 work, but all of it. I’ve even used “Zappa” as a kind of mocking shorthand for the sort of music I usually don’t like (noodling, zany, self-indulgent) despite never giving his records much in the way of close study to confirm whether that prejudice even rings true. Zappa was right: That’s my failing, not his. I haven’t just approached his stuff with a closed mind—I haven’t really approached it at all. And who knows, maybe somewhere inside his enormous, intimidating discography, there’s something I’d like if I just gave it a shot. After all, I like music.

Interview with Gary Lucas and Nona Hendryx About The World of Captain Beefheart Release

English: Gary Lucas, Nina Persson, Nona Hendri...

Via PopMatters.

From the opening bars of “Suction Prints”, we knew we had entered The World of Captain Beefheart and that was exactly where we wanted to be. There it was, that unmistakable fast ‘n bulbous sound, the sudden shifts of meter and tempo, the slithery and stinging slide guitar in tandem with propulsive bass, the polyrhythmic drumming giving the music a swing unlike any other rock band.