AMN Picks of the Week: Quinsin Nachoff / Forrest Fang / Mz.412 / Dieu / Jon Lundbom / Original Past Life

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.

Quinsin Nachoff / Flux – Path of Totality (2019)
Forrest Fang – The Fata Morgana Dream (2019)
Mz.412 – Svartmyrkr (2019)
Dieu – Fore (2019)
Jon Lundbom / Big Five Chord – Harder on the Outside (2019)
Original Past Life – Inference/Interference (2019)

Roomful of Teeth Profiled

Source: The New Yorker.

It’s early June, and the rehearsal room, in a rustic lodge on the shores of Lake Dunmore, in central Vermont, has been left unheated, somewhat optimistically. The indoor temperature is in the high fifties, and the singers are bundled up as if for a hike. The conductor, Brad Wells, has on a worn baseball cap and a sweatshirt, and the singers are wearing hoodies, woollens, and puffy vests, some with scarves and beanies. They have the ragamuffin look of Christmas carollers, despite their fierce-sounding name: Roomful of Teeth. They’ve been invited to the lake for a weeklong residency at the New Music on the Point festival. (When the adults leave, their cabins will be taken over by hordes of summer campers.) Mostly, though, they’re here to blow the other singers’ minds.

5049 Records Podcast Episode 194 – Weasel Walter 

Source: 5049 Records.

Drummer/multi-instrumentalist Weasel Walter is an intense and formidable figure in the world of underground music. Active since 1991, he has been touring and recording non-stop, amassing a staggering discography along the way. His long list of collaborators include Damon Smith, Henry Kaiser, Lydia Lunch, Marc Edwards and many many more. Next month Weasel is releasing the first record by his band the Flying Luttenbachers in many years, before taking the new lineup to Europe. Since starting this podcast in 2013, I have received more requests to have Weasel on than any other artist. Here we are.

Coming to Detroit

Source: Trinosophes.

Monday, Feb 11: Party Knüllers (Fred Lonberg-Holm, Ståle Liavik Solberg) & Jaimie Branch
Another great American-European avant-garde project. Party Knüllers! is a collaboration between outstanding cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm and Norwegian drummer Ståle Liavik Solberg. This project has been cited as the “intimate meeting of two restless and adventurous musicians highlighting their obsessive and playful need to explore and invent new sounds and new forms of musical communication.” For this performance, they will be joined by trumpeter Jamie Branch who, like Lonberg-Holm, is a noted composer and mainstay of Chicago’s creative music scene. Drummer Ståle Liavik Solberg continues Norway’s new tradition of intersecting with that scene, and he has also played with people like Joe McPhee, John Butcher and Lotte Anker.
Doors at 7:30 pm; $10 suggested donation.

COMING SOON
2/15: Land & Buildings (NYC/Ann Arbor duo with new tape on Life Like), The New Me, Koltay, Dominic Coppola/Fred Thomas
2/17: Joel Peterson Wrong Blank Canvas, Eclipse Quartet etc. with James Greer, Abby Alwin and Lisa Raschiatore.- plus Matt Smith solo