AMN Reviews: Hezaliel – Paradise Lost (2018; Eighth Tower Records)

Hezaliel is Belgian Steve Fabry, who offers a new album based on the epic poem by John Milton about the fall of Satan and the banishment of Adam and Eve. Musically, Paradise Lost is a 50-minute hellscape, with layered, grinding drones, incidental alien noises, and long-held keyboard chords. Between and around these artifacts are oppressive, dark walls. Brooding and ominous, lost voices cry out of the darkness within catacombs. While there are a few relatively bright moments, Hezaliel’s focus is on the bleaker side of Milton’s fallen angels and humans. To that point, the album ends with rolling synth waves accompanied by ethereal female vocals forming a plaintive and fatalistic call into eternity.

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Exclaim! Reviews

English: Roscoe Mitchell, moers festival 2009

Source: Exclaim!.

Christina Vantzou
No. 4

Venetian Snares & Daniel Lanois
“Night GHP133” (video)

Holger Czukay
Cinema

Nils Frahm
MTelus, Montreal QC, March 23

Sarah Davachi Returns with New Album

Seth Graham
Gasp

Ben Frost
All That You Love Will Be Eviscerated
Published Mar 20, 2018

YoshimiO / Susie Ibarra / Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe
Flower of Sulphur

Roscoe Mitchell and the Montreal-Toronto Art Orchestra
Ride the Wind

Brian Eno Unveils ‘Music for Installations’ Box Set

Tania Chen with Thurston Moore, David Toop and Jon Leidecker
Electronic Music for Piano

Chicago Scene: April 7-14, 2018

Kent Kessler

This is a weekly overview live avant performances in the Chicago area. Contact us if you’d like your shows listed.

Saturday, April 7th 2018

7:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$10 or festival pass)
Resonant Bodies Festival
Tony Arnold, Sophia Burgos, Amanda DeBoer Bartlett

8:00PM at Stage Lab, Reynolds Club, 5706 S University, 1st Fl (Free, RSVP)
Jana Winderen

Sunday, April 8th 2018

7:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$10 or festival pass)
Resonant Bodies Festival
Pamela Z, Nathalie Joachim, Jessie Marino

Monday, April 9th 2018

7:30PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069
Tom Blancarte, Louise Dam Eckardt Jensen, Kent Kessler

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
C Spencer Yeh, Andrew Lampert

9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Jim Baker, Edward Wilkerson Jr, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt

Thursday, April 12th 2018

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($20-$15)
Fabian Almazan with Linda May Han Oh, Henry Cole

Saturday, April 14th 2018

7:00PM at Zen Buddhist Temple, 1710 W Cornelia
Olivia Block, Adam Sonderberg
Zelienople : Mike Weis, Matt Christensen, Brian Harding, Donn Ha, Pramod Tummala
Susim Bob Kessler

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Trio WAZ : Ed Wilkerson Jr, Tatsu Aoki, Michael Zerang

For more information, such as directions, as well as upcoming performances, see:

http://now-is.org/, http://www.ratchetmusic.com, http://www.mcachicago.org, http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_culturalcenterschedule.html, http://www.skylarkchicago.com, http://www.hideoutchicago.com, http://www.elasticrevolution.com, http://www.myopicbookstore.com/music.html, http://www.lampo.org, http://dalniente.com, http://iceorg.org/events/category/chicago, http://www.emptybottle.com/

Jazzword Reviews 

Source: Jazzword.

Notes in the Night:
The History of Toronto Jazz Clubs Since 1946

Scott Walton/Tim Perkis
Applied Cryptography

Kris Davis/Craig Taborn
Octopus

Eve Risser/Kaja Draksler
To Pianos

176 (Chris Abrahams and Anthony Pateras)
Music in Eight Octaves

Pétrole
Refined Pieces for Two Pianos

Steve Swell Music for Six Musicians
Hommage à Olivier Messiaen

Joe McPhee/Jérôme Bourdellon
Octoblue

Keiji Haino/Jozef Dumoulin/Teun Verbruggen
The Miracles of Only One Thing

Die Enttäuschung
Lavaman

Third Coast Ensemble
Wrecks

How The Music of Free Improvisation Returned to Los Angeles

Source: L.A. Weekly.

Free-improvising saxophonist Steve Lacy once said, “In 15 seconds, the difference between composition and improvisation is that in composition you have all the time you want to decide what to say in 15 seconds — while in improvisation, you have 15 seconds.” Developing and nurturing a scene for improvised music in L.A., however, takes a little more time.

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

English: Ornette Coleman at Enjoy Jazz Festiva...

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

Bill Dixon Box Set! Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas Sound Prints! Bill Frisell Solo Electric Guitar Gem! Two from Satoko Fujji: Orchestra Berlin & New Quartet! James Brandon Lewis & Chad Taylor! New from ECM: Django Bates Beloved & Michael Mantler! Karlheinz Stockhausen! New from Erstwhile: Christian Wolff & Antoine Beuger! Tsunoda & Unami!

Hong Chulki & Will Guthrie! Plus Archival Releases from the Sun Ra Trio! Ornette Coleman Trio 1966! Charles Lloyd Quartet! Michael Chapman! Eugene Chadbourne & Mike Cooper Rarities! Fela Ransome Kuti 7” and lots more!

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Upcoming Sets at Downtown Music Gallery – FREE, every Sunday at 6pm

THE DMG 27TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, April 8th: CP Birthday 65 Celebration Gig: The Beyond Group:
6pm: CHERYL PYLE / DANIEL CARTER / MICHAEL EATON / CLAIRE de BRUNNER –
Flute / Reeds & Trumpet / Soprano Sax / Bassoon
7pm: ANDERS NILSSON / HAMPUS OHMAN-FROLUND CHARLES WATERS –
Electric Guitar / Drums / Alto Sax & Clarinet

Sunday, April 15th, 2018:
6pm: AARON SHRAGGE / ELI ASHER – Trumpet Duo
7pm: NICOLA HEIN / MIA ZABELKA Special Guest

Sunday, April 22nd:
6pm: NOAH BECKER and COLIN HINTON – Alto sax and Drums
7pm: SPEEDO: DAVID GROLLMAN and CORY O’BRIEN – Two Snare Drums

Sunday April 29th:
6pm: JESSE DULMAN QUARTET
7pm: NICOLAS LETMAN-BURTINOVIC / MICHAEL LYTLE – Contrabass & Bass Clarinet!