Jazzword Reviews 

Source: Jazzword.

François Houle 4
Recoder

Raf Vertessen
LOI

Tony Oxley
February Papers

Phil Wachsmann
Writing in Water

Keys & Screws
Some More Jazz

Tani Tabbal Trio
Now Then

Clover
Vert émeraude

Merzbow, Mats Gustafsson, Balázs Pándi
Cuts Open

Peter Brötzmann/Maâlem Moukhtar Gania/Hamid Drake
The Catch of a Ghost

Peter Brötzmann/Paul Smyth
Tongue in a Bell

Gato Libre
Koneko

Vicente/Brice/Sanders
Unnavigable Tributaries

Mapping Jah Wobble’s Interdimensional Dub 

Source: Bandcamp Daily.

In 1980 Jah Wobble left his role as bassist for Public Image Limited to pursue a vast range of other projects—like the border-crossing fusion of his long-running Invaders of the Heart, and a series of DIY releases on his own label Lago Records. He’s explored everything from dub and funk to jazz, electro, ambient, and various regional musical styles. He’s worked with a wide range of similarly restless figures, including Bill Laswell and Brian Eno. His recent work includes a deluge of tracks uploaded to Bandcamp during lockdown, along with a second LP of Chinese dub recorded with his wife, acclaimed harpist Zi Lan Liao, and their two sons.

Dusted Reviews

Source: Dusted.

Doug McKechnie — San Francisco Moog: 1968-72 (VG+ Records)

Camera — Prosthuman (Bureau B)

Joshua Abrams’ Cloud Script — Cloud Script (Rogue Art)

Archie Shepp and Jason Moran — Let My People Go (Archieball)

A Winged Victory for the Sullen — Invisible Cities (Artificial Pinearch Manufacturing)

New Residents Box Reviewed

Source: Cult MTL.

While the image of wearing giant eyeballs on their shoulders has indeed bubbled up into the corners of mainstream culture, not many can point to the giant leaps they’ve made for underground music and art. Since their inception in the early ’70s, this “eyeball band” have thumbed their noses at celebrity culture throughout their lengthy career by operating in the shadows of anonymity while trailblazing avant-garde music with cutting edge theatre. Their label Ralph Records remains a maverick among artist-run indie labels since they released Meet the Residents in 1972 and have now released over 30 records from the Residents and many other avant-garde artists. While remaining ahead of the curve with technology — mounting numerous themed tours with daring and cutting edge production — the Residents have documented both their early and recent film experiments as well as live shows with nine DVDs.

Vital Weekly Reviews 1273

Source: Vital Weekly.

BILL THOMPSON – OCEAN INTO LIGHT (CD by Burning Harpsichord Records) *
WARPED DREAMER – LIVE AT BIMHUIS (CD by Consouling Sounds) *
BARBARA ELLISON – CYBERSONGS (CD by Unsounds) *
BERTRAND GAUGUET & JOHN TILBURY – CONTRE-COURBES (2CD by Akousis Records) *
AB BAARS/IG HENNEMAN/GEORGE DUMITRIU/PAU SOLA MASAFRETS – AFORISMEN AFORISME AFORISMES (CD by Evil Rabbitt) *
ION – SOUNDSCAPES VOL. 1 (CD by Same Difference Music) *
HAIRETIS HARPER – DRAFT (LP by Same Difference Music) *
KERKVILLE – DAYS (LP by Same Difference Music) *
PERIFERIYA – BOUNDARY SCAN (2LP by Mikroton) *
MKM – BANGALORE (LP by Mikroton) *
BURKHARD STANGL & CHIRSTOF KURZMANN (LP by Mikroton) *
NIMITTA – POLYPTYQUE (LP by Bocian Records)
FREEK KINKELAAR – WONDERSOUND (book by Korm Plastics)
FRANS DE WAARD – DE NEDRLANDSE CASSETTE CATALOGUS 1983-1987 (book by Korm Plastics)
AMORAIM – LUNARSHIFT (CDR by MicroDot) *
AMORAIM – SURVIVORS 2 (CDR by MicroDot/Harsh Reality) *
TAK ENSEMBLE & TAYLOR BROOK – STAR MAKER FRAGMENTS (CDR by Tak Editions) *
SNOWFLAKE ORCHESTRA (cassette by Cosmic Winnetou) *
SCHWEBEN – TREES (cassette by Cosmic Winnetou) *
COPS – ENERGY TRAP (cassette by Cosmic Winnetou) *
PREFIX SUFFIX – IT’S ALL NOISE (cassette by Noise World Organisation) *
FIRE MOSS/THINK OF A NAME – CRUCIAL GENESIS OUTFITS (NO WORDS FOR THESE KINDS OF BIRDS (split cassette by Vacancy Recs) *
DEL STEPHEN/DEL KEN SIN – TRYING TO MAKE SENSE (OF THE WORLD) / SUNNYSIDE [AGOSTO 2018] (split cassette by Vacancy Recs) *
DEL STEPHEN – IMAGINATION FEVER (cassette by Vacancy Recs) *

The Best Experimental Music on Bandcamp: February 2021

Source: Bandcamp Daily.

All kinds of experimental music can be found on Bandcamp: free jazz, avant-rock, dense noise, outer-limits electronics, deconstructed folk, abstract spoken word, and so much more. If an artist is trying something new with an established form or inventing a new one completely, there’s a good chance they’re doing it on Bandcamp. Each month, Marc Masters picks some of the best releases from across this wide, exploratory spectrum. February’s selection includes obliterating acoustic and analog improvisation; duets between a “non-drummer” and his field recordings; sounds created from the physical response to empathy; and reworkings of Christian cassettes sourced from Midwestern thrift stores.