New on Asphodel is DiMuzio’s Mono::Poly.
Blurb: “‘Dimuzio bears comparison with DJ Spooky in his grasp of sonic futurism,but where Spooky’s work thrives on dub – the delays and recalls of paranoid consciousness – this is clean edged and fleeting, a music of high speed planes, trains and generators. If King Crimson had studied under Edgar Varese.’ – Matt Ffytche, The Wire
Thomas Dimuzio is one of those unsung artistic figures whose influence and abilities have substantially outstripped his visibility. Composer, multi-instrumentalist, sound designer, experimental electronic musician and recording studio owner, Dimuzio has been busy doing his thing(s) since the late 1980s with critically acclaimed releases issued by the legendary house of audio misanthropy, RRRecords and former Henry Cow drummer (and current Dimuzio collaborator) Chris Cutler’s well-regarded ReR Megacorp label. Equally fluent in a nearly every contemporary post-techno style, Dimuzio’s work clearly demonstrates an insider’s knowledge of older experimental musical forms such as musique concréte and electroacoustic, as well as contemporary ambient-industrial and noise.
Mono.Poly is Dimuzio’s first recording since 1999’s Quake, an ReR-issued edition of live improv performances with Chris Cutler. A double CD set, Mono.Poly anthologizes selections of Dimuzio’s live work on his own and in collaboration with fellow experimental musicians, moving across multiple genre and cultural boundaries. Spanning the years 1997-2002, each track on this anthology displays Dimuzio pushing the enevelope of contemporary processing technology to truly epic, post-rock proportions. Featuring the talents of Invisibl Skratch Pikl DJ Q-Bert, Tigerbeat6 hip-hop deconstructionist Wobbly, Illusion of Safety, Fred Frith, Chris Cutler,Nick Didovsky, Scott Jenerik and more, Mono::Poly is a terrific introductionto a brilliant artist working at the top of his form.“
According to the latest Cryptogramophone newsletter, Erik Friedlander was named #1 Rising Star in the Miscellaneous Instrument category of the 2003 DownBeat Jazz Critics poll.
Stockhausen’s offical site is now posting some free MP3’s for download. This offsets the price that many of his releases tend to go for.
If you do want to order Stockhausen CDs on line, try The Stockhausen Society who will accept credit cards via Paypal.
Albert Marcoeur is working on a new album and has posted some
The AACM site is a great repository of the members, their releases, history and current tour dates.
Blurb: “Internationally renowned for unparalleled contributions to modern music, the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, Inc. (AACM) has been an inspirational leader within the cultural community since 1965. A non-profit organization chartered by the State of Illinois , the AACM is a collective of musicians and composers dedicated to nurturing, performing, and recording serious, original music. This collective of dynamic and visionary artists formed the AACM to meet their emergent needs to expose and showcase their original compositions and to create an outlet for the development and performance of their music.“
G.E. Stinson, former guitarist from Shadowfax has many new projects out, the most recent being Splinter Group.
splinter group “blowing down blue sky” (WDTCHC) kaoru, steuart liebig, dj chowderhead and g.e. stinson/vocals, bass, turntables and guitars. “deep grooves, extended electronic texture, raging frequencies.”
Check out everything G.E. at Coded Source
A very comprehensive set of discographies for “downtown” artists is available. Included are Tim Berne, Anthony Coleman, Tom Cora, Dave Douglas, Marty Ehrlich, Ellery Eskelin, Fred Frith, Wayne Horvitz, Guy Klucevsek, Steve Lacy, Arto Lindsay, Christian Marclay, Ikue Mori, Lawrence “Butch” Morris, David Moss, Evan Parker, Zeena Parkins, Bobby Previte, Marc Ribot, Jon Rose, Ned Rothenberg, Elliott Sharp, David Shea, Otomo Yoshihide, and of course, John Zorn.