Source: Cuneiform Records.
Spectral Music is Ghost Rhythms’ second release on Cuneiform Records after 2019’s Live at Yoshiwara, a live album consisting almost entirely of new material, and is their sixth full-length studio effort. After delegating much of the writing on Yoshiwara to their bandmates, the band’s leaders, drummer Xavier Gélard and pianist Camille Petit were back firmly at the helm.
It’s not that Other Worlds, Android Trio’s second album,
is going to be huge: it is huge, as in enormously thrilling and boundlessly inventive. Ironically, the global pandemic that left guitarist Max Kutner, percussionist Andrew Niven, and bassist Eric Klerks unable to meet in the flesh for more than a year also allowed them to make a record that blends grand statements with rhythmic complexity.
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Mujician formed in England in 1988, after Paul Dunmall assembled Keith Tippett, Tony Levin, and Paul Rogers to play a gig on July 11, 1988. Impressed by how well they worked together, the four musicians decided to form an ongoing, leaderless cooperative ensemble. The group decided to call itself ‘Mujician’, a name that Tippett had used in the early ‘80s for a solo piano series. The term ‘mujician’ derived from Tippett’s daughter Inca’s mispronounciation of her father’s profession as a small child. All four musicians liked what ‘mujician’ evoked; in Tippett’s words: “a combination of magic and music…[and] also the word “mu” contained in it as well, which some people regard as a sacred word.”
TWO NEW ALBUMS COMING OUT IN DIGITAL FORMAT ON CUNEIFORM RECORDS IN JANUARY 2022:
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Never-released archival live recording made in Switzerland in 1995 by this
jazz / improv / creative / experimental music ensemble
Reissue of this UK Canterbury musician’s only solo album, a jazz/rock classic