Source: Taran’s Free Jazz Hour. Highlights include Polyorchard, Carlos Rica Daniel Erdman, Ingrid Jensen, Matthias Spillmann, and others.
Last month we published a number of original reviews of some very interesting music. Check out the list below.
- AMN Reviews: Byron Metcalf & Mark Seelig – Persistent Visions (2019; Projekt Records) (3/26/2019)
- AMN Reviews: Andrew Voigt and Ed Herrmann – Three Duets [Pan y Rosas pyr270] (3/25/2019)
- AMN Reviews: Pat O’Reilly – Three Sheets to the Wind (2019; Gold Bolus)(3/23/2019)
- AMN Reviews: Pita – 20190316 Lampo@The Graham Foundation, Chicago, IL (2019; Bandcamp) (3/19/2019)
- AMN Reviews: Pareidolia – Selon le Vent [JACC Records JR035] (3/19/2019)
- AMN Reviews: Kelly Ruth – Forms (2019; Pseudo Laboratories) (3/17/2019)
- AMN Reviews: The Nent – Vulner (2019; Cyclic Law) (3/17/2019)
- AMN Reviews: Nate Wooley “Columbia Icefield” [Northern SPY NS 112](3/14/2019)
- AMN Reviews: The J. & F. Band – From the Roots to the Sky [Long Song Records LSRCD146] (3/11/2019)
- AMN Reviews: Jon Wesseltoft and Balazs Pandi – Terreng (2019; Moving Furniture Records) (3/10/2019)
- AMN Reviews: Massimo Pupillo & Tony Buck – Time Being and Unseen (2019; Trost Records) (3/8/2019)
- AMN Reviews: Cecilia Lopez – Red/Machinic Fantasies [XI Records XI 140](3/7/2019)
- AMN Reviews: Eli Wallace – Barriers [Eschatology ER-004] (3/4/2019)
- AMN Reviews: Sly & The Family Drone – Gentle Persuaders (Love Love Records) (3/3/2019)
Source: We Need No Swords.
Eun-Jung Kim & Charlie Collins: Shining Days
Beachers: Language Shapes The View
Grey Frequency: Ufology
Neil Campbell: Mirror Mania Ersatz Chamber / Obscure Dank Self
Nancy Drone: Displacement
Source: 5049 Records.
Born in 1974, Alex Ward is a London based clarinetist and guitarist who got his start in free improvised music when he was eleven years old, playing with Derek Bailey. Over the years he’s worked closely with Steve Noble, Simon H. Fell, Weasel Walter, Pat Thomas and many others. In addition to being a gifted clarinetist, Alex is an accomplished guitarist who has been forging an idiosyncratic language all his own. Most recently he has been touring with This Is Not This Heat, which brought him over the States for a series of shows. Clarinet, guitar, London, improvisation and a whole lot more.
March 28, 2019
Madalyn Merkey Solo, Blank Forms
March 28, 2019
Fire!, Blank Forms
Johan Berthling Mats Gustafsson Andreas Werliin
March 25, 2019
Evan Parker, Paul Lytton, Matthew Shipp, Roulette
Paul Lytton Evan Parker Matthew Shipp
Source: Ipecac Recordings.
IPC-1, that’s the catalog number of the release that started it all: Fantômas’ self-titled release. Greg Werckman, former Alternative Tentacles’ Head Honcho and Mike Patton’s manager, along with Mike Patton (Faith No More, Tomahawk) were looking for a label home for two new Patton projects: a “supergroup” featuring Patton, the Melvins’ Buzz Osborne, Slayer’s Dave Lombardo and Mr. Bungle’s Trevor Dunn as well as Maldoror, a release featuring Japanese noise heavyweight Masami Akita (Merzbow) and Patton.
On April 1, 1999, Ipecac Recordings was officially born, headquartered out of Werckman’s San Francisco home office, the company released Fantômas’ self-titled album on April 26, 1999 and Maldoror’s She later that fall. Initially, the plan was to make this a home for Patton’s non-Faith No More/Mr. Bungle releases, but a year’s long friendship with the Melvins quickly changed that. Melvin’s singer/guitar player Buzz Osborne said “We asked if he would be interested in doing a trilogy of releases within one year and they said no problem. 20 years later it still works.” That year the Melvins released The Maggot, The Bootlicker and The Crybaby via Ipecac.
Over the ensuing years, Ipecac Recordings has served up over 200 releases that includes 33 various pieces of the Melvins’ discography, four of heavy music’s most critically-lauded and influential albums of the past two decades via ISIS, Eagle of Death Metal’s debut album (Peace, Love, Death Metal) and 23 albums from At The Drive-In’s Omar Rodriguez-Lopez. Add to that releases from Ennio Morricone, Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age/Desert Sessions), members of the Jesus Lizard, Jim Thirlwell, Dean Ween, Napalm Death, Einar Orn, Zach Hill, Sleaford Mods, Mark Lanegan, TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe and, of course, Mike Patton’s expansive and ever growing, body of work including Tomahawk, Mondo Cane, Dead Cross and Faith No More.
As Ipecac enters yet another new decade of its existence, the label eyes the future, having recently released perhaps the finest album of 2018: Daughters’ sure-to-be masterpiece You Won’t Get What You Want, and throwing their support fully behind the blissfully heavy outfit, Spotlights, who release their second-full length with the label, Love & Decay, later this month.
Source: Musique Machine.
Dosis Letalis – Zakopano Blago
Placenta Lyposuction – Stages Of Death
Peter Orins – Happened By Accident
Decameron – Tomorrow’s Pantomime
Damien De Coene – DWI
Paal Nilssen-Love – New Japanese Noise
Sataray – Nocturnum
Deaf Center – Low Distance