Igloo Magazine Reviews

Source: Igloo Magazine.

Hakobune :: Obelisk (Polar Seas)

Steven Rutter :: Brain Fog (FireScope)

V/A :: Tone Science No​.​1 – Structure and Forces (Tone Science, DiN)

Dissolved :: Tangled Prismatics (Daddy Tank)

Ugasanie :: Ice Breath Of Antarctica (Cryo Chamber)

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Authorized Biography of Keith Rowe Soon to be Published

English: Keith Rowe performing solo at the AMP...

Source: Powerhouse Books.

Keith Rowe was one of the founding members of this collective. They called themselves AMM and soon added the composer Cornelius Cardew, an associate of John Cage and Karlheinz Stockhausen, who was seeking to escape what he thought were equivalent strictures in the avant-garde classical world. As a quintet, AMM created music unlike anything else being done at the time and, being immersed in the London scene of the mid-60s in which musical boundaries were amorphous, found themselves on the one hand sharing bills with nascent bands like Pink Floyd, The Who, and Cream while on the other working with and alongside Yoko Ono and Christian Wolff.

Vital Weekly Reviews 1126

Source: Vital Weekly.

PLAYGROUND – SANCTUARY (CD by Vuz Records)
ANDRZEJ BAUER – CELLONET (CD by Arthorse)
BEN HALL’S RACEHORSE NAMES – The New Favorite Thing Called Breathing (CD by Relative Pitch Records)
BRANDON LOPEZ/MATT NELSON/ANDRIA NICODEMOU/GERALD CLEAVER – The Industry of Entropy (CD by Relative Pitch Records)
STEPHANIE RICHARDS – Fullmoon (CD by Relative Pitch Records)
LAUREN NAGARYU RUBEN & STEPHEN FLINN – TRANSPARENT (CD by Pfmentum)
FLINN-LYTLE MARONEY TRIO – ITINERANT (CD by Creative Sources Recordings)
MACHINEFABRIEK – DWAAL/WOLD + (CD by Moving Furniture Records)
PHILIPP BÜCKLE – PAINTINGS (LP by Moving Furniture Records)
MASAYA OZAKI & KAITO NAKAHORI – MYTHOLOGIES (LP by Iikki Books)
SCOTT WORTHINGTON – ORBIT (LP by Iikki Books)
MATTEO UGGERI & LUCA BERGERO – WORDS DELICATE FLIGHT (CDR by Grain Of Sound/Many Feet Under)
RENT ROMUS – DECIDIOUS/MIDWESTERN EDITION VOL.1 (CDR by Edgetone Records)
RENT ROMUS’LORDS OF OUTLAND – IN THE DARKNESS WE A SOUND BRIGHTNESS AND LIFE (CDR by Edgetone Records)
ROB PUMPELLY & RENT ROMUS & ELI WALLACE – THE EXPEDITION (CDR by Edgetone Records)
BIGGI VINKELOE ROUGHTET – AU QUOTIDIENS (CDR by Edgetone Records)
THE PITCH (cassette by Granny Records)
ZHERBIN – Везде (cassette by Strategic Tape Reserve)
SACK & FLIM – ZEITLOOPEN (cassette by Powdered Hearts Recordings)
#ALPHASIGMA – MUSIC FOR YOUR SHITTY LAPTOP SPEAKERS (floppy disk by Hxoi Kato Apo to Spiti)
UNITED POWER SOUL – MOVING FAST FOR 4 (cassette, private)

Mivos Quartet and Iceberg New Music at Tenri Cultural Institute Reviewed

Source: I Care If You Listen.

From the wine reception at the beginning of the March 23rd ICEBERG New Music concert at Tenri Cultural Institute, to founder Alex Burtzos’ incredibly charismatic MC-ing of the concert, this offering gave a delightful merging of new string quartet music by the enthusiastic and expert talents in the Mivos Quartet. With work by Will Healy, Drake Anderson, Peter Knell, Yu-Chun Chien, Jonathan Russ, and Harry Stafylakis, the standing-room only crowd was wowed a wide kaleidoscope of musical language and string quartet soundscapes.

Avant Scena Reviews

Kyle Gann

Source: Avant Scena.

Bowlcut – “Semaphore” (Amalgam, 2018)

Gunnar Geisse – “The Wannsee Recordings” (NEOS, 2018)

Kyle Gann – “Hyperchromatica” (Other Minds, 2018)

Torben Snekkestad / Agusti Fernandez / Barry Guy – “Louisiana Variations” (Fundacja Sluchaj, 2018)

Emmeluth’s Amoeba – “POLYP” (ØRA FONOGRAM, 2018)

Yuko Fujiyama – “Night Wave” (Innova, 2018)

Matthew Shipp Quartet – “Sonic Fiction” (ESP Disk, 2018)

Mary Halvorson Profiled and New Album Reviewed

English: Mary Halvorson with Anti-House at Clu...

Source: NPR.

There’s a telling admission about a minute and a half into Code Girl, the riveting new double album by Mary Halvorson. It arrives after she sets a mood on guitar, using pedal effects to loop her lines into a web — a tactic you’ll recognize if you know her heralded work as an improviser.

“It is not predictable, my mind,” goes the line in question, from a song called “My Mind in Time.” And the message in that refrain, sung with penetrating calm by Amirtha Kidambi, feels almost self-fulfilling. Halvorson’s music has always had the capacity to surprise, but Code Girl amounts to the most startling move in her solo career. It’s clearly the work of an unpredictable mind, and a personality drawn at once to unruly possibility and fastidious detail.