AMN Picks of the Week: Chrisman & McLaughlin / Kuhn, Motl, & Hubbard / Bobby Previte / Rudolph, Liebman, & Nakatani / Carrier & Lambert

English: Bobby Previte Live at Saalfelden 2009...

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.

Seth Chrisman / Nathan McLaughlin – Earth Tones at the Metal Show (2018)
Peter Kuhn / Kyle Motl / Nathan Hubbard – Intention (2018)
Bobby Previte – Rhapsody (2018)
Adam Rudolph / Dave Liebman / Tatsuya Nakatani – The Unknowable (2018)
François Carrier / Michel Lambert – Out of Silence (2018)

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Avant Scena Reviews

Evelyn Glennie at Moers Festival 2004

Source: Avant Scena.

Akira Sakata | Chikamorachi | Masahiko Satch – “Proton Pump” (Family Vineyard, 2018)

Ensemble SuperMusique – “Les porteuses d’Ô” (2018)

Evelyn Glennie | Jon Hemmersam | Szilard Mezei | Michael Jefry Stevens – “The Core-tet Project” (Naxos, 2018)

The Glenn Miller Sessions – “The Heat Death” (Clean Feed, 2018)

Curran|Schiaffini|C. Neto|Armaroli – “From The Alvin Curran Fakebook – The Biella Sessions” (Dodicilune, 2017)

Jon Rune Strom Quintet – ” Fragments” (Clean Feed, 2018)

Quin Kirchner – “The Other Side of Time” (SR, 2018)

A Look Back at Hipgnosis, Pioneers of the Avant-Garde Record Cover

Source: Noisey.

In my opinion, the most illustrious and tragic victim of the digital revolution in music is album art. It’s hard to think of a classic record without thinking of its cover design; in any case, it wouldn’t have any history. Album art on the internet is weightless, intangible, and scentless. What about the dimensions? What about the back of it? This is one reason why vinyl is making such a masterful comeback in sales—having a tangible design is almost more important than sound quality itself. The packaging of a vinyl record is essentially a square with two (or more) faces, and you get to savor everything about the graphics. So this strikes me as an appropriate occasion to talk about Hipgnosis, a London-based design group that pioneered avant-garde album art and which is, in 2018, celebrating the 50th anniversary of its first cover.

Vital Weekly Reviews 1118

Source: Vital Weekly.

MARK RENNER – FEW TRACES (CD by RVNG) *
YANN NOVAK – THE FUTURE IS A FORWARD ESCAPE INTO THE PAST (CD by Touch) *
QUATUOR DIOTIMA/REINHOLD FRIEDL (CD by Alamuse) *
LARGE UNIT – FLUKU (CD by Pnl Records)
ALAN ‘GUNGA’PURVES – HIDE + SQUEAK (CD by Brokken Records)
MOON2 – ELEMENTY RUCHU (CD by Mathka)
MAZEN KERBAJ & TOSHIMARU NAKAMURA – EAST OF WHERE? (CD by Ftarri) *
TETUZI AKIYAMA & MAGNUS GRANBERG & HENRIK OLSSON – WHOSE WORDS (CD by Ftarri) *
SEIJIRO MURAYAMA – DOWNDATE (CD by Ftarri) *
FTARRI 2018 FUKUBUKURO (CD compilation by Ftarri) *
HEY!ZEUS.I & RADIMO – ARE WE NOW HERE OR NOWHERE? (2LP by Minority Records)
PS STAMPS BACK (CDR by 1000+1 Tilt Recordings) *
NIHIL VERUM – HIBACU JIMOCU (CD by 1000+1 Tilt Recordings) *
KIKO ESSEIVA – LE TEMPS DES MOTEURS (CD by 1000+1 Tilt Recordings) *
MORE EAZE – STARING AT A STATUE OF PAINT (CDR by Kendra Steiner Editions) *
XTERIP – THE FIRSBEE SESSIONS (CDR by Kendra Steiner Editions) *
ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE – THE LOVERS ESCAPE/LOS AMANTES ESCAPAN (CDR by Kendra Steiner Editions) *
THE VERGE OF RUIN – LEARN TO LOVE SOLITUDE (CDR by Setola Di Maiale) *
BRIDE /FREE AS DEAD – RETURN TO THE DUNGEON SYNTH (cassette by Danvers State Recordings)
TROU AUX RATS – HELGHAST (cassette by The Lowest Form Of Deity)
VOMIR – SEEDING OF A GHOST (cassette by Modern Decadence)
ERIK LEVANDER – COUESNON (cassette by Katukti Collective) *
DIALECTICAL IMAGINATION – THE ANGEL AND THE BRUTE SING SONGS OF WRATH (USB by Atma Nadi Records)

REDCAT’s Winter / Spring Season Announced

Source: LA’s REDCAT.

Feb 13 to Feb 14
Morton Subotnick: 50th Anniversary of Silver Apples of the Moon
Morton Subotnick, one of the most inventive minds in music, performs works that bookend 50 continuous years of avant-garde vision.

Feb 17
Eve Beglarian: Play Like a Girl
Play Like a Girl is the latest installment of Eve Beglarian’s sprawling multimedia commonplace book, A Book of Days.

Apr 21
David Rosenboom and Lewis Klahr: Battle Hymn for Insurgent Arts
This assemblage of aesthetico-political music for contemplation and empowerment features postgenre sounds for vigilance against the commodification of ignorance and the barbarization of democracy.

May 23
wasteLAnd premieres Wolfgang v. Schweinitz’s Cantata, or You are the star in God’s eye
WasteLAnd, a Los Angeles-based concert series featuring avant-garde and experimental music, local performers, living composers, and with an emphasis on recent and under-performed compositions, presents the world premiere of German just intonation pioneer and California transplant, Wolfgang von Schweinitz’s Cantata, or You are the star in God’s eye.

Coming to Houston

English: Thomas Lehn in concert with Speakeasy...

Source: Nameless Sound.

Nameless Sound and Lawndale present
They, Who Sound

Monday, February 12
Birgit Ulher & Ivette Román-Roberto Solos & Duo
Birgit Ulher (Hamburg) – trumpet, radio, speaker, objects, tape
Ivette Román-Roberto (Puerto Rico/Houston) – voice
7:30pm
Doors open at 7PM
at Lawndale
4912 Main St.

February 19, 2018
Thomas Lehn & Marcus Schmickler
Thomas Lehn (Germany) – analogue synthesizer
Marcus Schmickler (Germany) – computer, digital synthesizer
7:30pm
Doors open at 7PM
at Lawndale
4912 Main St.