The Best Jazz on Bandcamp August 2018 

Source: Bandcamp Daily.

Two is a lucky number in this month’s column. We’ve got multiple duet recordings, two albums with double trios, another that’s a double-disc, and one musician who appears on two different recommendations. But, y’know, we’ve got music for people who like other numbers, too.

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AMN Picks of the Week: Myra Melford / Morris, Dadge & Wilcke / TORU / Tonus / Park, Sikora & Didkovsky

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.

Myra Melford / Snowy Egret – The Other Side of A (2018)
Morris / Dadge / Wilcke – Rural Optimism (2018)
TORU – Volume 1 Featuring Sam Day Harmet (2018)
Tonus – Intermediate Obscurities I+IV (2018)
Han Earl Park / Catherine Sikora / Nick Didkovsky – Eris 136199 (2018)

Konk Pack in Houston, September 20 & 21

Source: Nameless Sound.

KONK PACK
Thursday, September 20 8PM
performing collaborations with various Houston improvisers (tbd)
Tim Hodgkinson (UK) – lap steel guitar, clarinet
Thomas Lehn (Germany) – analogue synthesizer
Roger Turner (UK) – drums/percussion
at Insomnia Gallery
708 Telephone Road

KONK PACK
with
Young Mothers & Morning Scales Mountains
Friday, September 21
Time TBD
at Rockefeller’s
3620 Washington Avenue

Vital Weekly Reviews 1147

Source: Vital Weekly.

LA MORTE YOUNG – A QUIET-EARTHQUAKE STYLE (CD by Doubtful Sounds) *
J/L DUO – LETHE (CD by Firework Edition Records) *
LARS AKERLUND – SUB LIMINAL TRANSMISSION (3CD by Firework Edition Records) *
KERN – MITTENDRIN (CD by Creative Sources Recordings) *
BILL BROVOLD’S STONE SOUP – THE MICHAEL GOLDBERG VARIATIONS (CD by Public Eyesore) *
NORTH OF NORTH – SAME (CD by Offcompass)
OFF TRACK (4xCD compilation & download by Esc Records)
CATHERINE CHRISTER HENNIX – SELECTED EARLY KEYBOARD WORKS (2LP by Blank Form Editions/Empty Editions)
HAIRBONE – EARTH TO MOMMA (LP by Blank Form Editions/)
UNIVERSAL EYES – FOUR VARIATIONS ON ‘ARTIFICIAL SOCIEY’ (CD/2xLP by Lower Floor Music)
THE LEGENDARY PINK DOTS – 8118 (LP by Des Sastres D’Or) *
EDWARD KA-SPEL – 10 TO THE POWER OF 9 CHAPTERS III & IV (LP by Des Sastres D’Or) *
THE LEGENDARY PINK DOTS – ATMOIC ROSES (CDR by The Terminal Kaleidoscope) *
THE GREEN KINGDOM – SEEN AND UNSEEN (CDR by Sound In Silence) *
NORTH ATLANTIC DRIFT – DEPARTURES, VOL. 2 (CDR by Sound In Silence) *
ZERO DE CONDUCTA – HAZARDOUS MATERIAL (CDR by Hazard Records)
ALFRED 23 HARTH / NICOLA L. HEIN – WHEN THE FUTURE WAS NOW (CDR by Kendra Steiner Editions) *
CONTEMPORARY SHAMISEN DUO – GENPATSURYOKU (CDR by Kendra Steiner Editions) *
MVK – LOOK AT YOUR BODY (cassette by Clinamen) *
R. SCHWARZ – WIND 4-7 (cassette by Audio Visual Atmosphere) *
GREENHOUSE – DEPRESSION ERA (cassette by Audio Visual Atmosphere) *

Avant Scena Reviews

Source: Avant Scena.

Benjamin Vergara/Keefe Jackson/Jim Baker/Phil Sudderberg – “The Hallowed Plant” (Relative Pitch, 2018)

Eric Moe – “Uncanny Affable Machines” (New Focus Recordings, 2018)

Kasper Tranberg – “Strawboss” (ILK Music, 2018)

Ingrid Laubrock/Tom Rainey – “Utter” (Relative Pitch, 2018)

Nicola Hein/Rudi Fischerlehner/Kriton Beyer – “digressions” (The Procrustean Bed, 2018)

Anstey/Gibbs/Helson/Langford – “Fringe Activity” (FreeTone Records, 2018)