Vital Weekly Reviews 1165

Source: Vital Weekly.

BRUNO DUPLANT & DAVID VELEZ – OUR SEASONS REVERSE (CD by Unfathomless) *
EISUKE OOOKA – INSTALLATION OF VIDEO SOUNDTRACKS (CD by Oversoul Sound Studio) *
MERZBOW – COLLECTION 008 (CD by Menstrual Recordings) *
PRODUKTION – PRODUKTION FILM SOUNDTRACKS (CD by Menstrual Recordings) *
MURDER CORPORATION – CAUTION (CD by Menstrual Recordings) *
MACIEJ GARBOWSKI & IVANN CRUZ & PETER ORINS – LINES OF FLUX (CD by Circum Disc)
TRIO BLURB – W (CD by Evil Rabbit Records)
AYUMI PAUL & ACHIM MOHNÉ – SKETCHES FOR VIOLIN AND VINYL (CD by Evil Rabbit Records)
HEDVIG MOLLESTAD TRIO – SMELLS FUNNY (CD by Rune Grammofon)
REALISTIC MONK – REALM (LP by Meakusma) *
SMALL CRUEL PARTY – RESIN, PARCHED, CHTHONIC (LP by Ferns) *
THE GENTLEMAN LOSERS – MAKE WE HERE OUR CAMP OF WINTER (CDR by Sound In Silence) *
UMBER – THIS EARTH TO ANOTHER (CDR by Sound In Silence) *
JEREMY YOUNG – DIZZY, CONGESTED MUSICK (cassette by Neologist Productions) *
ANTHONY JANAS – LUCIFER, SCOOBY-DO & ME (cassette by Nihilist Recordings)
ANGELO VICENTE JR – ENTARTETE KUNST (cassette by Important Drone Records) *
CALINECZKA – WHAT IS MUSIC AND WHAT SHOULD IT BE (cassette by Important Drone Records) *
PRESENT/ABSENT – PALINTROPOS HARMONIE (cassette by Important Drone Records) *

Avant Scena Reviews

Source: Avant Scena.

Lijiang Quintet – “Crossing A River By Rope” (fo’c’sle, 2018)

Giovanni Cristino, Walter Forestiere, Francesco Massaro – “Undergrowth” (Creative Sources, 2018)

John Dikeman, Brandon Lopez, Onno Govaert – “Those Impossible Creatures” (Sonorus Records, 2018)

Seppe Gebruers, Hugo Antunes and Paul Lovens – “The Room : Time And Space” (El Negocito, 2018)

Kaja Draksler, Petter Eldh, Christian Lillinger – “Punkt.vrt.Plastik” (Intakt, 2018)

The London Improvisers Orchestra ‘Twenty Years On’ (LIO, 2018)

Otherworld Ensemble – “Northern Fire” (Edgetone Records, 2018)

Pitchfork Midwinter 2019 in Chicago

Source: Pitchfork Midwinter 2019.

Friday 2/15

Slowdive
DJ Koze
Bill Callahan
William Basinski The Disintegration Loops with the Chicago Philharmonic
Mykki Blanco
Mount Eerie
Yves Tumor
Sudan Archives

Saturday 2/16

Kamasi Washington
Panda Bear
Tortoise TNT 21st Anniversary
Performance
Deerhunter
Grouper
Jlin
serpentwithfeet
William Basinski Solo Performance of On Time Out of Time

Sunday 2/17

Oneohtrix Point Never
Laurie Anderson
Perfume Genius
Zola Jesus
Joey Purp
Weyes Blood
Hiss Golden Messenger Solo Performance
JPEGMAFIA
Smerz

All Weekend

Madison McFerrin
Mary Lattimore
Daniel Bachman
Haley Fohr of Circuit des Yeux
Marisa Anderson

Remembering Alvin Fielder 

Source: Bob Gluck’s Blog.

This is from a series of interviews I did with drummer Al Fielder in late 2010. I was working on “You’ll Know When You Get There: Herbie Hancock and the Mwandishi Band.” Reggie Willis had told me that Al was one of the few AACM members to attend the Mwandishi Band shows at the London House in Chicago in 1970. What ensued was a series of wonderful conversations with Al. We talked about doing some playing, which unfortunately never happened. He was just a delight and I’ll miss him. The text is edited as a first-person narrative.