AMN Picks of the Week: LEYA / Taphephobia & Kave / Anker, Thomas, Flaten & Solberg / Charlie Rhyner

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.

LEYA – The Fool (2018)
Taphephobia & Kave – Monuments (2018)
Anker / Thomas / Flaten / Solberg – His Flight’s At Ten (2018)
Charlie Rhyner – The First Second (2018)

Advertisements

Interview with Sophia Subbayya Vastek

Source: I Care If You Listen.

Sophia Subbayya Vastek is a pianist and multidisciplinary artist who has performed in South Africa, Mexico and across the United States. She released three recordings in 2017, including her debut album Histories on Innova Recordings, which features music by Michael Harrison, Donnacha Dennehy and John Cage. She maintains ongoing collaborations with Harrison, composer David Ibbett and with Sam Torres as the electroacoustic duo Tilted Arc. Sophia is a co-founder of Music of Reality, an interdisciplinary event series which celebrates the beauty of the natural and human worlds in collaboration with researchers, scientists and other musicians. In summer 2018, she will co-direct (with Harrison) the two-week long Creative Music Intensive at Arts Letters & Numbers. She received a Bachelor of Music from Indiana University, Bloomington where she studied with Emile Naoumoff, the last pupil of Nadia Boulanger, and a Master of Music from Manhattan School of Music. We asked Sophia about her collaborations and piano work.

Vital Weekly Reviews 1128

Source: Vital Weekly.

ZINOVIA ARVANITIDI – IVORY (CD by Kitchen) *
MARK LOTZ & ALAN PURVES – FOOD FORAGERS (CD by Unit Records)
MARTIN ARCHER & ENGINE ROOM FAVOURITES – SAFETY SIGNAL FROM A TARGET TOWN (CD by Discus Music)
THE QUIET CLUB – NO MEAT NO BONE (CD by Far Point Recordings) *
AMULETO – MISZTÉRIUMOK (LP by Three:four Records) *
AMULETO – ACRE (CDR by Eilean Records) *
GRAHAM DUNNING – WAY TOO MUCH TIME (12” by Adaadat)
RARU – BROADWAY (12” by miNIMMAl movement) *
ALSI – DREAM KEEPERS (12” by miNIMMAl movement) *
OTZIR GODOT – TEXTHEAD (CDR by Epatto Records) *
EAVESDROP COSMIC – THE ECSTASY OF AGONY (CDR by Zenith To An Ear Records) *
EAVESDROP COSMIC – CLOSED EYES OPEN (CDR by Zenith To An Ear Records) *
EAVESDROP COSMIC – HIT (CDR by Zenith To An Ear Records) *
DANE ROUSAY – AN INEVITABLE SOLUTION (TO) (CDR by Kendra Steiner Editions) *
MASSIMO MAGEE – TENOR TALES (CDR by Kendra Steiner Editions) *
SPIRIT RADIO – A LIGHT IS RUNNING ALONG THE ROPES (CDR by Editions Vache) *
BJØRN HATTERUD – PATAPHYSICAL ATTRACTIONS AT THE GYM (cassette by Antiplay Boy The Label) *
POP TEKTONISM – NOISY POPPY (cassette by Antiplay Boy The Label) *
PHILIP SULIDAE – VARIATIONS ON PLASTIC (cassette by Hemisphäre nokukyo) *
LEO OKAGAWA – BUZZ ON THE MOON (cassette by Hemisphäre nokukyo) *
MASAYUKI IMANISHI – MAZE (cassette by Hemisphäre nokukyo) *
JEROEN DIEPENMAAT – LOK (double cassette, private) *

Avant Scena Reviews

Source: Avant Scena.

FUSK – “The Jig Is Up” (WhyPlayJazz, 2018)

Lotte Anker|Pat Thomas|Ingebrigt Håker Flaten|Ståle Liavik Solberg – “His Flight’s At Ten” (Iluso Records, 2018)

Rempis|Piet|Daisy – “Throw Tomatoes” (Astral Spirits, 2018)

Thollem/DuRoche/Stjames Trio – “Live in Our Time” (ESP Disk, 2018)

Elliott Sharp|SysOrk – “Mare Undarum” (Zoar Records, 2018)

The Rempis/Daisy Duo & Jason Adasiewicz|Jim Baker|Fred Lonberg-Holm|Steve Swell|Katie Young|Aaron Zarzutzki – “Dodecahedron” (Aerophonic, 2018)

Free Music 7tet – “Meandros e Vertentes” (Creative Sources, 2018)