String Noise New Releases Reviewed

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The duo String Noise consists of two violinists, Conrad Harris and Pauline Kim Harris, who are also married. They’ve been around for a decade, since making their performance debut at Ostrava Days in the Czech Republic in August 2011. Their work encompasses a broad range from modern classical and chamber music to arrangements (by Eric Lyon) of punk songs by Flipper, the Minutemen, Bad Brains and more. Last year, they released a CD of three pieces written specifically for them by Alvin Lucier. The duo have chosen to celebrate their 10th anniversary with three albums, all released simultaneously but each very different from the others.

Jazzword Reviews 

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Anthony Braxton & Jacqueline Kerrod
DUO (Bologna) 2018

Roberto Ottaviano Extended Love & Eternal Love
Resonance & Rhapsodies

The Chemical Expansion League
Grappling with the Orange Porpoise

Peter Hess Quartet
Present Company

Quintopus
The Adjacent Possible

Schindler & Kepl
Fabulierblättchen

Godspeed You! Black Emperor 2022 Tour Dates

Source: Constellation.

January/February 2022: EU & UK & Russia

1/12/2022 – Diksmuide, BE @ 4 AD
1/13/2022 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
1/14/2022 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique
1/15/2022 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique
1/16/2022 – London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
1/17/2022 – London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
1/19/2022 – Bristol, UK @ SWX
1/20/2022 – Coventry, UK @ Empire
1/21/2022 – Glasgow, UK @ The Barrowland
1/22/2022 – Manchester, UK @ University Academy I
1/24/2022 – Rennes, FR @ Le MeM
1/25/2022 – Paris, FR @ Elysée Montmartre
1/26/2022 – Clermont Ferrand, FR @ La Coopérative de Mai
1/27/2022 – Nancy, FR @ L’Autre Canal
1/28/2022 – Bern, CH @ Dachstock Reitschule
1/31/2022 – Karlsruhe, DE @ Substage
2/1/2022 – Cologne, DE @ Kantine
2/2/2022 – Berlin, DE @ Huxleys
2/4/2022 – St. Petersburg, RU @ Aurora
2/5/2022 – Moscow, RU @ Club 1930

February/March 2022: North America

2/25/2022 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater
2/26/2022 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theatre
2/27/2022 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
3/1/2022 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
3/2/2022 – San Diego, CA @ The Music Box
3/3/2022 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco
3/4/2022 – Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theatre
3/5/2022 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
3/6/2022 – Petaluma, CA @ Phoenix Theater
3/8/2022 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Market
3/9/2022 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
3/10/2022 – Victoria, BC @ Capital Ballroom
3/11/2022 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
3/12/2022 – Kelowna, BC @ Kelowna Community Theatre
3/14/2022 – Calgary, AB @ Palace Theatre
3/15/2022 – Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
3/17/2022 – Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre
3/18/2022 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
3/19/2022 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
3/20/2022 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall

April/May 2022: North America

4/15/2022 – Woodstock, NY @ Levon Helm Studios
4/16/2022 – Northampton, MA @ Academy of Music
4/18/2022 – Fairfield, CT @ The Warehouse
4/19/2022 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
4/21/2022 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
4/22/2022 – Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall
4/23/2022 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
4/24/2022 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
4/25/2022 – Richmond, VA @ The National
4/26/2022 – Carborro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
4/28/2022 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham
4/30/2022 – Pelham, TN @ The Caverns
5/3/2022 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
5/4/2022 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
5/5/2022 – Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre
5/7/2022 – Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Centre

Can: The Best Albums

Source: Louder.

More than 50 years after their debut, Can still sound like no other band on the planet. Their run of albums in the early 70s contained some of the most mysterious but influential music ever made, shaping the taste of everyone from John Lydon and Jaz Coleman to Primal Scream and Sonic Youth.

Can were formed in Cologne in 1968 by classical pianist Irmin Schmidt and bassist/ studio scientist Holger Czukay – both former students of pioneering composer Karlheinz Stockhausen. Schmidt had spent time in New York, hanging with the avantgarde elite before being ‘corrupted’ by the dark onslaught of the Velvet Underground. He returned to Germany on a mission to merge the two styles.

Music and More Reviews

Source: Music and More.

Hedvig Mollestad Trio – Ding Dong. You’re Dead. (Rune Grammofon Records, 2021)

John Coltrane Quartet – Newport, New York, Alabama, 1963 Revisited (ezz-thetics, 2021)

Floating Points / Pharoah Sanders / The LSO – Promises (Luaka Bop, 2021)

Ken Vandermark / István Grencsó / Róbert Benkő – Burning River Melting Sea (Systems vs. Artifacts / Audiographic Records, 2021)

Upcoming Sacred Realism Releases

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SR012 The Mighty Cloud Especially Songs
A remarkably poetic debut of subtlety and finesse, the sound-worlds meticulously fabricated by Portland’s Dave Quam (FKA Massacooramaan, Modern Melodies) and Seoul’s Joe Foster (English, Don Brown and Dan Reynolds) on Especially Songs chart a course through meaning that lures the traveler into not one but many places, lives, beings, composers, movies, rabbit holes of both rodent and Youtube, and then feed the resulting itinerary into a Boltzmann machine, emerging from the process with something akin to divinity: a rest-stop strange loop where nothing is where you expect to find it but everything is in its proper (poetic) place.

Bryan Eubanks & Xavier Lopez Natural Realms
Between 2014 and 2018 Bryan Eubanks and Xavier Lopez developed an analog networked duo music based on the harmonics of random feedback, using this information to shape generative rhythms and other juxtapositions in real time. Adding soprano saxophone and percussion to the mix made what could be a stable machine system human again – a machine is not a thought – flaws and fluctuation giving life to momentary crystal time forms. The music in this debut recording captures this idiosyncratic work at it’s height, recorded on an August afternoon in the front room of Studio 8, a bar in Berlin-Wedding which regularly hosted concerts from 2013 – 2018. The recordings are raw, unprocessed improvisations, capturing a decisive music at work.