Firetail is the endeavor of Andrea Vascellari, who recorded this 14-minute EP in one take earlier this month. Aptly titled, Nylon features just classical guitar, albeit heavily processed. The result is a set of three short drones. The source material for each can be discerned with careful listening – vibrating, rattling, and scraping of strings. But from there Vascellari uses delays to overlap tones into rolling waves of sound that ebb and flow. While minimalist in nature, Nylon encompasses both pastoral and mildly harsh moments. Vascellari is at his best when unleashes rapidly morphing walls of noise that demand the listener’s attention. Still, Nylon can be enjoyed on many levels, and the detail therein will reward those who are looking for immersive or observational musical experiences.
Source: A Closer Listen.
Grant Evans ~ Ergot Dogs
For Varying Degrees of Winter
Capac ~ Through the Dread Waste
LCNL 091: Hotel Neon presents “Cold Suns”
V/A ~ Soundmaps for the Dreamer II
Source: New Amsterdam Records.
A Dance That Empties
All Can Work
John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble
Emily Pinkerton, Patrick Burke, and NOW Ensemble
Steven Mackey and Jason Treuting
Microtonal Landscapes part I
March 2nd, 2018 | @ Boston Court
March 10th, 2018 | @ Art Share L.A
March 18th, 2018 | @ Automata
March 21st, 2018 | @ Santa Monica Public Library
Microtonal Landscapes part II
March 24th, 2018 | @ Mary Chapel, Mount St. Mary’s University
Metallophones & Cellphones
April 22nd, 2018 | @ Drinkward Recital Hall, Harvey Mudd College
May 9th, 2018 | @ Zebulon Cafe
May 23rd, 2018 | @ REDCAT
Daphne of the Dunes
June 15th & 16th, 2018 | @ REDCAT
Another protest album, this one from a 34-piece free-jazz big band with poets directed by guitarist Ross Hammond, called Unsilent Majority, is out on Gold Lion Records. All of the money from sales will go to the ACLU.
Concordia’s all-female and non-binary electroacoustic band is profiled.