James Fei on Anthony Braxton

Lecture by Tri-Centric president James Fei on the music of Anthony Braxton. Introduction by Ross Karre, co-artistic director of the International Contemporary Ensemble. Presented by the International Contemporary Ensemble and The New School’s College of Performing Arts (CoPA) as part of their Ensemble Evolution web series.

Vital Weekly Reviews 1244

Source: Vital Weekly.

TOMOTSUGU NAKAMURA – LITERATURE (CD by Laaps) *
MAGNUS GRANBERG & ORDINARY AFFECTS – COME DOWN TO EARTH WHERE SORROW DWELLETH (CD by Ftarri) *
YUI NAKAMURA – DARK THROAT (CD by Ftarri) *
THE FTARRI NIGHT (CD by Ftarri) *
MIA ZABELKA – MYASMO (CD by Setola Di Maiale) *
DE TIAN – TRANSCRIPTOME (CD by Discus Music) *
EISUKE YANAGISAWA – WETLAND (CD by Immeasurable) *
SALAD – AROUND THE PLYWOOD (CD by Immeasurable) *
YOUNGSO NO – TIME: 18​:​33_19​:​43 DATE: 06 AUG 2015 LATITUDE​/​LONGITUDE: 34°23’47​.​8″N 132°28’16​.​3″E (CD by Immeasurable) *
JOOST M. DE JONG JR. – STUDIES / STUDIEN / ÉTUDES (LP by Futura Resistenza) *
MYLAN HOEZEN – OPERATING MANUAL FOR FLOATING IN SPACE (LP by Futura Resistenza) *
SHAUN ROBERT – ATAVIST/ENVELOP (7″ by Institute For Alien Research)
DOC WÖR MIRRAN – GERMANY’S NEXT TOP ROADKILL (CDR, LP, DVDR by Miss Management) *
POOL PERVERTS – CLAMP (CDR by Non Interrupt) *
STEFAN KOLLEE & NOBUKA – THE BODY AND THE MADNESS (CDR by Koos) *
JOHN KING & SERGIO SORRENTINO – BLACK LAKE BLUES (CDR by Suoni Possibili) *
THEMATIK (CDR compilation by Dedali Opera)
TRIBU (CDR compilation by Dedali Opera)
JOY RIDER 2 VANISHING POINT (CDR by compilation by Rodeo)
.QUE] – AND INSIDE (CDR by Sound In Silence) *
ETERNELL – IMAGINED DISTANCES (CDR by Sound In Silence) *
AWK WAH – MOON WATER (CDR, private) *
LIGHT WA​/​ORSHIP – EQUINE (CDR by Noise Pelican Records) *
JEPH JERMAN – GREYWARE (cassette by More Mars) *
DANNY KAMINS – DANNY KAMINS BLOWOUT (cassette by Noise Pelican Records) *
TAKUJI NAKA/TIM OLIVE – MINOURAGATAKE (cassette by Notice Records) *
ILIA BELORUKOV/JASON KAHN – STUDIO ALBUM (cassette by Notice Records) *
LISA CAY MILLER/VICKY METTLER/RAPHAËL FOISY-COUTURE – GRIND HALTS (cassette by Notice Records) *
TYSON SWINDELL – AN ASTRONAUT’S LAMENT (cassette, private) *

How Hawkwind’s First Voyage Helped Spearhead Space Rock 50 Years Ago

Source: PopMatters.

If space rock’s essence can be distilled into a single moment, it would be Hawkwind’s 1972 tour to promote their third LP, Doremi Fasol Latido. It’s a genre that achieves an engulfing, post-psychedelic surrender reliant on few, if any, chord changes, awash in electronic “blips” and “whooshes”, and driven by motoric propulsion. If space rock has a defining album, it would be Hawkwind’s double LP from the tour, 1973’s The Space Ritual Alive in Liverpool and London. Any band that claims influence from Hawkwind is likely referring to this record; any music writer describing anything as sounding like Hawkwind is definitely referring to this album. Never mind the fact that as recently as 2019, they were still cranking out new music.

Robert Rich Interview

Source: Journeys to the Infinite.

Much like his music, Robert Rich’s words took me out of the usual time frame, so I ended up with the longest interview ever recorded for `Journeys to the Infinite` show. I’m happy with the outcome. In our talk, music is just the seductive premise for a larger narrative that includes deep and captivating topics like Surrealism, Tarkovsky’s cinematography, the practice of embodiment, the importance of asking existential questions, but also we addressed his passion for food and wine. We’ll take the long path and walk it with one of the most insightful artists living in our times.

The 10 Best Experimental Albums of 2015

Source: PopMatters.

In spite of the great lull in today’s rock music climate, 2015 proved an astonishing year for experimental music, signifying the simultaneously shrinking and expanding gap between avant-garde and pop traditions. Several of this year’s releases, like Clarence Clarity’s ineffable No Now or new albums by Oneohtrix Point Never and Holly Herndon, tackle heady concepts of global capitalism and hyper-connectivity of the Internet Age.

While some albums venture into brutal and immersive territory—Blanck Mass’ Dumb Flesh, Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld’s Never were the way she was, and Prurient’s Frozen Niagara Falls—others are glossy and luminous—for instance, the bubblegum bass of PC Music’s new compilation or the plinking and clinking of Battles’ La Di Da Di. Overall, music of all kinds seems to be tending toward a consciously experimental direction.

Angel Bat Dawid Interviewed

Source: Jazz Right Now.

Multi-instrumentalist and composer Angel Bat Dawid’s emergence has been one of the most exciting things to happen on the Chicago creative music scene in recent years. Her release of The Oracle in 2019 was a monumental debut release and she has not looked back since. Collaborating with musicians on four continents over the past two years has proven that Ms. Dawid is not only a versatile and visionary musician, but is a community-builder whose energy and creativity has no limit. The editor had the opportunity to talk with her in a recent interview about past, present, and future work.