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Dusted Reviews

Source: Dusted.

Laraaji — Segue to Infinity (Numero Group)

Deathprod — Compositions (Smalltown Supersound)

Human Hand — Tremor (Feeding Tube/Cardinal Fuzz)

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AMN Picks of the Week: Metatron Omega / Elijah McLaughlin / Drew Gardner / Rubin Kodheli

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.

Metatron Omega – Evangelikon (2019)
Metatron Omega – Gnosis Dei (2015)
Metatron Omega – Illuminatio (2017)
Metatron Omega – Sanctum (2016)
Elijah McLaughlin Ensemble – III (2023)
Drew Gardner – The Return (1995)
Rubin Kodheli – Departure (2023)

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AMN Picks of the Week: Paolo Angeli / Keosz / Brode & Weston / Laura Schuler / Cleaver, Lopez & Hprizm / Lia Kohl

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.

Paolo Angeli – RADE (2022)
Keosz – Neven (OST) (2023)
Lucas Brode & Grant Calvin Weston – Imagination/Meditation (2023)
Laura Schuler Quartet – Sueños Paralelos (2023)
Cleaver / Lopez / Hprizm – In the Wilderness (2023)
Lia Kohl – The Ceiling Reposes (2023)

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Newsbits: John Cale / Sonny Rollins / Jacqueline Nova / Georg Grawe

The latest album from John Cale is reviewed.

A book on Sonny Rollins has been nominated for a Pen Literary Award.

Jacqueline Nova is profiled.

A new release from Georg Grawe is reviewed.

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Why Does AI Art Look Like a ’70s Prog-Rock Album Cover?

Source: WIRED.

SOMETIMES WE STUMBLE upon insight in unexpected places. Late last year, for example, I read perhaps the most precise description ever written about AI-generated art in The New York Times comments section. The article described what happened when a man named Jason Allen submitted an image generated by the AI program Midjourney to an art contest and won. (Long story short: Artists got mad.) While the story focused on the debate over the ethics of AI image generators, the comment had nothing to do with thorny moral considerations. Instead, it described how the winning work looked. “Congratulations to Mr. Allen on coaxing an algorithm to spit out an image that looks like a 1970s prog rock album cover,” it read. The commenter’s handle? Cynical Observer.

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Meredith Monk Interviewed

Source: Echoes Podcast.

Hear the voice of the collective subconscious in Meredith Monk. Before Elizabeth Fraser, Lisa Gerrard and Azam Ali, there was Meredith Monk, singing in her own, abstracted language, creating a sound like folk songs from another planet. A 13-CD set of her music, The Recordings on ECM Records has just been released. We talk with Meredith Monk about ritual, aural ascension, and mysterious voices, on the Echoes Podcast.

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AMN Picks of the Week: Michael Valentine West / Ratté, Kowald & Charuest / Alex Ward / Hugo Costa / Gabby Fluke-Mogul

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.

Michael Valentine West – a farewell to arms (2022)
Michel Ratté / Peter Kowald / Yves Charuest –  Montréal 1985 (1985)
Alex Ward Item 4 – Furthered (2023)
Hugo Costa – Land over Water (2022)
Gabby Fluke-Mogul – Love Songs (2022)

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Newsbits: Dunmall, Rogers & Orrell / BYG / Kali Malone / Sam Rivers

A new release from Paul Dunmall, Paul Rogers, and Tony Orrell is reviewed.

BYG is back as a label with some new reissues.

Kali Malone’s new release is reviewed.

The classic album Waves from Sam Rivers is reviewed.

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AMN Picks of the Week: The Great Old Ones / Sonologyst / Bruno Duplant / Autumn Tears

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.

The Great Old Ones – Mythos Of Cthulhu (2023)
Sonologyst – Apocalypse (2017)
Bruno Duplant – Quelques Instants D’​é​ternité (2023)
Autumn Tears – Guardian of the Pale (2022)

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All About Jazz Reviews

Source: Jazz Album Reviews.

A Woman With A Purple Wig
Eri Yamamoto Trio

The Way Ahead, Kwanza, The Magic Of Ju-Ju Revisited
Archie Shepp

Jazz Is Dead 16
Phil Ranelin & Wendell Harrison

Fractal Guitar 3
Stephan Thelen

Orbit Of Sound
Max Johnson Trio

Sun Ra’s Journey Featuring Marshall Allen
Tyler Mitchell