John Zorn-Jesse Harris: Songs For Petra [#8374]
Singer Petra Haden excels in this beautiful and unique program of songs penned by the songwriting team of John Zorn and Jesse Harris. Friends for many years, they began working together on The Song Project in 2012, and 8 years later this CD presents the full fruits of their collaboration: 13 Zorn compositions with original lyrics by Jesse Harris. Including the most beautiful melodies from a wide variety of Zorn CDs (and one original that has never appeared on cd before), the melodies are catchy, the lyrics heartfelt, the grooves deep and the solos profound and exhilarating. Backed by the amazing Julian Lage, Jorge Roeder and Kenny Wollesen and produced by Jesse Harris, this is a CD that you will listen to again and again.
I.P.Y.: IPY [#4032]
Ikue Mori, Phew and YoshimiO are three legends of the Japanese Avant Garde music scene: Ikue was an original member of DNA and is a vital member of the NYC Downtown Scene, Phew founded Aunt Sally in 1978 and has performed in countless folk/rock solo projects and collaborations and YoshimiO is a core member of the Boredoms, Saicobab and OOIOO. Here they come together for their first ever trio project. Recorded at Club U.F.O. in Tokyo, the music was edited and mixed during the shelter-in-place months of early 2020. Surprising and powerful, this is a fabulous and essential meeting of three new music superstars.
Wyxz: Odyx [#7818]
The experimental brainchild of self-taught composer/drummer/guitarist Ben Coniguliaro, Wyxz is a project that plays demanding, through-composed math rock combined with avant-garde progressive rock, sound collage, and free improvisation. A resident of upstate New York, Ben is still relatively unknown to most of the outside world and is already responsible for several cutting edge underground bands at the ripe age of twenty. Featuring his brother Quinn and the virtuosic guitarist Matt Hollenberg (Cleric, Simulacrum, Shardik), Wyxz is a bizzare microprog assault of powerfully complex music that will leave your head spinning!