Source: Burning Ambulance Music.
Burning Ambulance Music is celebrating the dawn of a new year with a very special online event. We’ve commissioned exclusive performances from 20 incredible artists, which will be streaming on our page beginning at 12 noon on January 1, 2022.
The performers are: Rodrigo Amado; Code-Switch (JD Allen, Eric Revis & Nasheet Waits); Muriel Grossmann; Karin Johansson; Susanne Kujala; Simo Laihonen; José Lencastre; Massacre (Anton Pomonarev & Anton Obrazeena); Rob Mazurek; Peter McEachern; Ava Mendoza; William Parker; Steph Richards; Senyawa; Patrick Shiroishi; Tyshawn Sorey; Submerged; Shirazette Tinnin; Lissa Ullén; and Eli Wallace.
Source: Cultural Trailblazers 2021-2022.
Yann Novak (b.1979) is an interdisciplinary artist and composer based in Los Angeles. His work is guided by his unique perspective as a queer autodidact. Informed by his partial color blindness and dyslexia, Novak uses sound and light to explore how these intangible materials can act as catalysts to focus our awareness on our own direct experience. Novak’s diverse body of work—audiovisual installations, performances, architectural interventions, sound diffusions, recording, and prints—invites participants to imagine how divergent our individual perceptions of reality can be.
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.
Ajna & Onasander – Canidia (2021)
Rich Halley – Boomslang (2021)
Lytton / McPhee / Vandermark – Prime Numbers (2003)
Andrea Parkins – Two Rooms from the Memory Palace (2021)
Andrew Raffo Dewar – Ekphrasis Suite (2021)
Source: The Free Jazz Collective.
Isaiah Collier and the Chosen Few – Cosmic Transitions (Division 81 Records, 2021) *****
Makaya McCraven – Deciphering the Message (Blue Note, 2021) ****
Ryan Carniaux, Ra Kalam Bob Moses, Mike Roelofs – Joyous Freedom (Jazzwerkstatt, 2021) ****
Roy Campbell, John Dikeman Raoul van der Weide, Peter Jacquemyn & Klaus Kugel – When The Time Is Right (577 Records, 2021) ***½
Ava Mendoza – New Spells (Relative Pitch/Astral Spirits, 2021) ****½
Andrew Cyrille Quartet – The News (ECM, 2021) ****
Tim Dahl – Solo (1584 Productions, 2021) ****
Source: TOUCHING EXTREMES.
ROLAND KAYN – Tektra (2021 Remaster)
Reiger-Records-Reeks “The cybernetic composer does not resort to a preordained program. Instead, he must continuously rebuild his field of action out of a primordial chaos.” (Roland Kayn) Originally released as a 6-LP box by Colosseum in 1984, and reissued as a quadruple CD by Barooni thirteen years later, Tektra stands as Roland Kayn’s most staggering …
CHAS SMITH – Three
LE GGRIL – Sommes
Source: This Is Darkness.
Here are the dark ambient albums that we at This is Darkness have been listening to this month – some are new releases, but a few are older gems we’ve just (re)discovered. Please check these out by clicking on the Bandcamp links, and consider supporting the artists. Enjoy!