Vital Weekly Reviews 1143

Source: Vital Weekly.

ORGANUM – RAVEN (CD by Siren) *
MICHAEL GENDREAU – POLVO SERAN, MAS POLVO ENAMORADO (CD by Public Eyesore) °
EUGENE S. ROBINSON & PHILIPPE PETIT – CHAPEL IN THE PINES (CD by Lumberton Trading Company) *
IAIN PAXON – THE LEGEND OF ST WINIBORDE (2CDR by Hark) *
MUSEAEUM CLAUSUM – SAME (CD by Umlaut)
WANG LU – URBAN INVENTORY (CD by New Focus Recordings)
VIGELAND/POPHAM/LIPPEL/FÜTING – “..THROUGH WHICH THE PAST SHINES…” (CD by New Focus Recordings)
DOUGLAS BOYCE – SOME CONSEQUENCES OF FOUR INCAPACITIES (CD by New Focus Recordings)
SKADEDYR – MUSIKK! (CD by Hubro Music)
DEAD GIRL’S PARTY – THE THINGS I’VE LOST (LP by Feeding Tube Records) *
TANIA CHEN & JON LEIDECKER – LIVE IN JAPAN (CDR by Eh? Records) *
QUINTENDIERICK – E.M.I.R.S. LOGGED GODS & MURKY TURMERIC (cassette, private) *
GEORGIOS KARAMANOLAKIS – SCARED PATH (cassette by Coherent States)
BREN’T LEWIIS ENSEMBLE – NONCANONICAL GOSPELS FROM THE CULT OF THE IMMORTAL TAPIR (cassette by Coherent States)
SICK LLAMA – ACCELERANT (cassette by Coherent States)
TRISTAN MAGNETIQUE (3 cassettes by Otomatik Muziek) *

New Releases from pfMENTUM

Source: pfMENTUM.

Glen Whitehead Trio
The Living Daylights
Britton Ciampa, Drums • Scott Walton, Bass • Glen Whitehead, Trumpet
Improvisational structures inspired by natural phenomena that play with our perceptions of space, time, and place

Live at Le Classique
Guerino Mazzola, grand piano
Heinz Geisser, percussion

Reflejo
Andrew Raffo Dewar (soprano saxophone, composition)
John Hughes (double bass)
Chad Popple (drums, percussion, and vibraphone)

Avant Scena Reviews

Source: Avant Scena.

Gene Pritsker Sound Liberation – “Rite Through An Eclectic Spectrum” (Composers Concordance Records, 2018)

Joe McPhee/John Edwards/Klaus Kugel ‎– “Journey To Parazzar” (Not Two Records, 2018)

Wilkinson / Edwards/ Noble – “3 Of A Kind” (Bo’Weavil Recordings, 2018)

Rachel Musson / Olie Brice – “Tapering Arms Point Into The Wind” (Weekertoft, 2018)

Yong Yandsen/Daren Moore – “Towers of Silence” (Lao Ban, 2018)

Airs De Moyenne Montagne – “La Soustraction des Fleurs” (Umlaut Records, 2018)

Dunmall / Schubert / Dessanay / Bashford – “Sign Of The Times” (FMR, 2018)

Nels Cline Interview

Source: wisconsingazette.com.

For his latest musical endeavor, Nels Cline 4, Cline has once again partnered up with longtime collaborator Julian Lage, a child prodigy guitar player who started turning heads at only eight years old in 1995. Rounding out the quartet in the rhythm section is bassist Scott Colley and drummer Tom Rainey. The Nels Cline 4 released its debut album Currents, Constellations earlier this year and despite the members’ busy schedules, have found time to hit the road and perform some live versions of the tracks. As is customary with many jazz performances, the Nels Cline 4 live show is likely to contain a healthy amount of improvisation, taking the versions that fans have been listening to on the record and turning them upside down.

A Brief Survey of Experimental Psych in Japan 

Source: Bandcamp Daily. Lots to like here, and I wouldn’t call some of it psych.

Back in the 1960s and ‘70s, Japan was home to a host of experimental psych bands. And while Les Rallizes Dénudés, Flower Travellin’ Band, Far East Family Band, and Taj Mahal Travellers didn’t sound the same, they all shared a love for lengthy improvisation and owed a debt to the avant-garde. They weren’t afraid to get weird, they were sometimes political, and they sometimes rode their motorcycles around naked (at least, that’s the way Flower Travellin’ Band is portrayed on the cover of their 1970 release, Anywhere).

But the real fun started in the ’80s, when the freaks discovered punk. Bands like High Rise and Fushitsusha played louder and faster than their predecessors. They made more noise and oozed attitude. But unlike traditional punk, they also continued to improvise and jam. Those trends continued into the ‘90s—and continues into the present—with the emergence of bands like Boredoms, Ruins, Acid Mothers Temple, and their assorted side projects, splinter groups, and others.