AMN Picks of the Week: Gridfailure & S.C.R.A.M. / Mark Seelig / Tyshawn Sorey & Alarm Will Sound / Camila Nebbia & Patrick Shiroishi / Day Before Us / Jose Lencastre & NAU Quartet

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.

Gridfailure / S.C.R.A.M. – Gridfailure / S.C.R.A.M. Split EP (2021)
Mark Seelig – The Disciple’s Meditation (2021)
Tyshawn Sorey / Alarm Will Sound – For George Lewis / Autoschediams (2021)
Camila Nebbia / Patrick Shiroishi – The Human Being As A Fragile Article (2021)
Day Before Us – As My Spirit Wanders Free (2021)
Jose Lencastre / NAU Quartet – Thoughts are Things (2021)

AMN Picks of the Week: TrillaVelt / Garcia, Bruno & Díaz / Lorenzo Montana / Jakob Heinemann / William Parker

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.

TrillaVelt – TrillaVelt (2021)
Violeta Garcia / Daniel Bruno / Pablo Díaz – JIKJI (2021)
Lorenzo Montana – Tex-True (2021 )
Jakob Heinemann – Fragmentations (2021)
William Parker – Mayan Space Station (2021)

RIP Peter Rehberg

Source: The Guardian.

Peter Rehberg, the musician and record-label head who was a globally respected figure in underground music, has died aged 53 of a heart attack. His death was announced by the musician Kassel Jaeger, who wrote on Instagram: “Peter is gone, suddenly. Just like that … I owe him so much. So do many of us.”

It seems like just recently he was in Chicago and I was watching him perform. It was a few years ago, but still very sad news.

RIP Jerry Granelli 

Source: Wikipedia.

Granelli suffered a fall in December 2020 that resulted in internal bleeding that was almost fatal. He spent two months recuperating in an intensive care unit before being discharged. He died seven months later on the morning of July 20, 2021, at his home in Halifax. He was 80, and hosted a workshop for the Halifax Jazz Festival two days before his death.

Anyone who wants to hear Granelli in great form needs to look no further than here.

The Best Van Der Graaf Generator Songs: 20 Pioneering Prog Cuts

Source: uDiscoverMusic.

Named for a device that creates high-voltage electricity, Van der Graaf Generator was a shock to the system of prog’s first generation. If Yes’s sunny-voiced, utopian-minded Jon Anderson was prog’s golden boy, VDGG frontman Peter Hammill was its bad seed, its Richard III, declaiming dark, existential visions over the band’s gloriously foreboding circus of doom (however offset by moments of delicate beauty).

AMN Picks of the Week: Roland Kayn / Mela, Shipp & Parker / Neptunian Maximalism / Concussed / Barry Altschul’s 3Dom Factor

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.

Roland Kayn – Zone Senza Silenzio (2004)
Francisco Mela / Matthew Shipp / William Parker – Music Frees Our Souls, Vol. 1 (2021)
Neptunian Maximalism – A Solar Drone Opera Arkestra (2019)
Concussed – Precipice of the Void (2021)
Barry Altschul / 3Dom Factor – Long Tall Sunshine (2021)

AMN Picks of the Week: Skrika / Morris & McPhee / Carter & Clark / Godlevsky & Fershtman

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.

Skrika – Fifth Nature (2021)
Joe Morris / Joe McPhee – ERA (2021)
Jeremiah Carter / Kelby Clark – Country Music (2021)
Adaya Godlevsky / Haggai Fershtman – Sonia (2021)