The Best New Ambient on Bandcamp: May 2019 

Source: Bandcamp Daily.

A quick browse through the Bandcamp ambient tag will reveal any number of ambient works from composers unified in their artistry through atmosphere, but with wildly differing approaches to how they achieve their goals. From the intimate and warm to the unsettling and tense, ambient is a diverse and endlessly thought-provoking genre. Every month, Ari Delaney will walk through the best recent releases you can find right here on Bandcamp.

In this edition, we’re highlighting albums released from April 15 through May 15, including albums that take stylistic inspiration from trance and lo-fi rock, and the newest from genre veteran Tim Hecker.

Avant Scena Reviews

Source: Avant Scena.

Greene / Smith / Moses – “Life’s Intense Mystery” (Astral Spirits, 2019)

Tomeka Reid/Filippo Monico – “The Mouser” (Relative Pitch Records, 2019)

Mark Dresser Seven – “AIN’T NOTHING BUT A CYBER COUP & YOU” (Clean Feed, 2019)

Jaz, Drevo – “Cycles and Lullabies” (Palomar Records, 2019)

Daniel Studer – “Extended For Strings & Piano” (Ezz-thetics, 2019)

Angles 9 – “Beyond Us” (Clean Feed, 2019)

Peter Thoegersen – “Three Pieces in Polytempic Polymicrotonality” (New World Records, 2019)

TAK Ensemble – “Oor” (Tak Editions, 2019)

Re: Sound Takes Place in Cleveland June 6-9

Source: cleveland.com.

There are composers of classical music, and there are composers exploring the boundaries of the possible. Guess which ones are the focus of “Re: Sound,” a festival of new and experimental music presented by Uncommon Sound Cleveland. That’s right. The latter. Attend even one of the festival’s six concerts Thursday, June 6-Sunday, June 9, at the Bop Stop at the Music Settlement and several local galleries, and you’re guaranteed to hear something new. Something previously unimagined, unknown or untested.

Roulette in June

Source: Roulette.

NICK DUNSTON: LA OPERACIÓN
TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
Nick Dunston premieres La Operación, a multi-movement composition written for soprano voice, two alto saxophones, two double basses, and two […]

INTERPRETATIONS: STRING NOISE | THE STRING TRIO OF NEW YORK
THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
String Noise: New Works By George Lewis, Sam Yulsman, Jessie Cox, Pauline Kim Harris. String Trio of New York: James Emery, Tony Marino and Rob […]

THE STRING ORCHESTRA OF BROOKLYN: MUSIC OF KLINE, SPEARS, AND EASTMAN
SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
The String Orchestra of Brooklyn performs newly commissioned works by Greg Spears and Phil Kline alongside Julius Eastman’s Gay Guerrilla.

INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE, THE CITY OF TOMORROW & NICK DEMAISON
MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
The International Contemporary Ensemble and The City of Tomorrow woodwind quintet present a three-part program featuring works by Ursula […]

VISION FESTIVAL: CELEBRATING ANDREW CYRILLE
TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2019 @ 6:30 PM
The Vision Festival celebrates master drummer Andrew Cyrille in performance with Peter Brötzmann, Milford Graves, Wadada Leo Smith and more.

VISION FESTIVAL: KIDD JORDAN’S ALVIN FIELDER TRIBUTE / MARC RIBOT QUARTET / TOMAS FUJIWARA 7 POETS TRIO / DAVALOIS FEARON
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2019 @ 6:30 PM
Marc Ribot, Tomas Fujiwara’s 7 Poets Trio, Davalois Fearon, and Kidd Jordan perform tonight at the Vision Festival

VISION FESTIVAL: ALAIN KIRILI / ALTO GLADNESS / WHIT DICKEY & MICHAEL BISIO / MELVIN GIBBS / YOSHIKO CHUMA
THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2019 @ 6:30 PM
Founded in 1996, festival presenter Arts For Art (AFA) is a New York City based tax exempt organization dedicated to the promotion and […]

VISION FESTIVAL: AVA MENDOZA / MARTY EHRLICH / MATTHEW SHIPP / KRIS DAVIS
FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
Ava Mendoza, Marty Ehrlich, William Parker & Matthew Shipp, Rob Brown Quartet, Kris Davis Trio perform tonight at the Vision Festival

VISION FESTIVAL: DOUGLAS R. EWART / DAVID VIRELLES / PATRICIA NICHOLSON / JAMES BRANDON LEWIS / DARIUS JONES
SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2019 @ 5:30 PM
Douglas R Ewart, David Virelles, Patricia Nicholson, James Brandon Lewis, Darius Jones, perform tonight at the Vision Festival

VISION FESTIVAL: INGRID LAUBROCK / JASON KAO HWANG / DIANNE MCINTYRE / HEROES ARE GANG LEADERS / D.D. JACKSON
SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2019 @ 5:30 PM
Ingrid Laubrock, Jason Kao Hwang, Jorgo Schäfer, Dianne McIntyre, Heroes are Gang Leaders, DD Jackson perform tonight at the Vision Festival

CECILIA LOPEZ: RED
THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
Cecilia Lopez: RED is simultaneously a sculpture and a sonic process that work investigates interactions with unstable acoustic feedback systems.

ANAÏS MAVIEL: TIME IS DUE
FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
Van Lier Fellow Anaïs Maviel’s this time around

Vital Weekly Reviews 1185

Source: Vital Weekly.

DAVID JACKMAN – HERBSTSONNE (CD by Die Stadt) *
SHOLTO DOBIE & MARK HARWOOD – THE BLUE HORSE (CD by Penultimate Press) *
MIMAN – STORA MÄNGDER RYMDGRUS (CD by Motvind) *
JOAO CAMOES & GABRIEL LEMAIRE & YVES ARQUES – SELON LE VENT (CD by Jacc) *
WHIM ENSEMBLE – SAME (CD by Ambiances Magnétiques) *
NOT THE MUSIC & JOHN BUTCHER – HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN? (CD by Ambiances Magnétiques) *
STEFANO DE PONTI – MALAGRAZIA________LANDFALL (CD by Luce Sia) *
JAMES WYNESS – STIRRING SPACE WITH A TIMESTICK (CD by Jumblestick Records) *
INSTRUMENTS OF HAPPINESS – THE HAPPINESS HANDBOOK (CD by Starkland) *
MONSTA – MONSTA III (CD by Opa Loka Records) *
GAEL MOISSONNIER – LUMINOPHORES (CD by Zerojardins) *
THISQUIETARMY & TOM MALMENDIER – STEPPE (CD by Norwegianism Records) *
KEDR LIVANSKIY – YOUR NEED (CD by 2MR)
GLOWICKA & THE AIRPORT SOCIETY – UNKNOWN. I LIVE WITH YOU (CD by Bolt)
CONJECTURE – V (LP by Amek) *
DEAD JANITOR – MEDUSA (LP by Urbsounds)
PROTOVULCAN – LIFE IS TWIGS (CDR by Toy Moon) *
ELECTRIC BIRD NOISE – HEARNS & ROBERTS & STRONG & WATTS (CDR by Silber Media) *
DULCET BUSINESS NEWS (CDR compilation by The Slightly Off KIlter Label)
ROVELLASCA – LAY BARE INTERNAL STRUCTURE (3″ CDR by Invisible City Records) *
CULVER – ASTA TAUNUS (cassette by Invisible City Records)
HUCKSLEY – GHOSTS BEFORE BREAKFAST (cassette by Cautious Horses) *
@C – ESPACO, PAUSA, REPTICAO (cassette by Cronica Electronica)
TROU AUX RATS/DRUUNA JAGUAR (split cassette by Atelier5-7-5)
DAVE CLARKSON – A POCKET GUIDE TO SUBTERRANEA – MYSTERIOUS CAVES OF THE BRITISH ISLES (cassette by Linear Obsessional Recordings) *