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Dusted Reviews

From Dusted:

Artist: White Hills
Album: Heads on Fire
Label: Thrill Jockey
Review date: Jul. 14, 2009

Artist: Joe Morris / Petr Cancura / Luther Gray
Album: Wildlife
Label: AUM Fidelity
Review date: Jul. 13, 2009

Artist: Isis
Album: Wavering Radiant
Label: Ipecac
Review date: Jul. 10, 2009

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Sonomu Reviews

From Sonomu:

DJ Olive, Triage (Room 40)
Gregor Asch aka DJ Olive has found a second, antipodean home in Room 40, an upside-down Brooklyn where instead of teasing out unheard-of beats he abandons them altogether in favour of atmosphere and introspection. Triage is the final installment of a trilogy for the label, designed like “Buoy”… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 13:31, 20 Jun 2009

Ascanio Borga, Xenomorphic (CDR Afe Records)
The title translates as “of strange form”, unsettling yet vital and dynamic and freighted with possibility, to paraphrase the artist. Most of the tracks were produced over long periods of time, sometimes years, and the patient craftsmanship shows. Ascanio Borga produced all sounds heard on the… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 11:42, 20 Jun 2009

Nunc Stans, Meridian (DataObscura)
Anthony Paul Kerby of London, Ontario, has a cupboard full of noms-de-musique and runs his own label issuing a steady stream of like-minded ambient artists in attractive thin jewel cases. As Nunc Stans he explores his predilection for the Far North, and Meridian is his attempt at creating its “sonic… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 04:51, 20 Jun 2009

Alex Tiuniaev, I Knew Her (Cold Spring)
A place beyond gravity. Though it breathes in and out, organically. There is life here and where there is life, there is hope. Broken-hearted but still “dedicated to those out there seeking love”. The simplest of structures, the massing of strings and voices, reminiscent of Gorecki´s popular… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 14:53, 19 Jun 2009

Colin Andrew Sheffield, Signatures (Invisible Birds)
Through his unique, non-digital manipulation of old field recordings, Colin Andrew Sheffield conjures forth an album of sounds we never pay attention to, the elemental ambient white noise beneath all the traffic, conversation, and things falling over of our daily lives. The opening track sucks… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 05:11, 19 Jun 2009

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Performances Reviews

Arve Henriksen and Nils Petter Molvaer at Le Poisson Rouge

From NYTimes.com:

At first blush Arve Henriksen and Nils Petter Molvaer might seem nearly indistinguishable. Both are pristine-sounding Norwegian trumpeters with conspicuous investment in electronics. They share a fondness for fragile lyricism and rippling atmosphere, building on a 40-year tradition that began with the Miles Davis album “In a Silent Way.” Both have pushed toward modern fusions, imbuing chamberlike or folkloric pop music with currents of improvisation. Each has recorded for the German label ECM.

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Dusted Reviews

From Dusted:

Artist: Gareth Davis & Stephen R. Smith
Album: Westering
Label: Important
Review date: Jun. 15, 2009

Artist: Tortoise
Album: Beacons of Ancestorship
Label: Thrill Jockey
Review date: Jun. 15, 2009

Artist: Ata Ebtekar
Album: Ornamentalism: Ata Ebtekar and the Iranian Orchestra for New Music performing works of Alireza Mashayekhi
Label: Sub Rosa
Review date: Jun. 12, 2009

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Dusted Reviews

From Dusted:

Artist: Alva Noto Ryuichi Sakamoto
Album: utp_
Label: Raster-Noton
Review date: Jun. 5, 2009

Artist: John Wiese and C. Spencer Yeh
Album: Cincinnati
Label: Dronedisco
Review date: Jun. 4, 2009

Artist: Tony Malaby
Album: Paloma Recio
Label: New World
Review date: Jun. 2, 2009

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Dusted Reviews

From Dusted:

Artist: Nilsson / Sandell / Strid
Album: Beam Stone
Label: Psi
Review date: May. 7, 2009

Artist: Fredrik Nordstrom
Album: Live in Coimbria
Label: Clean Feed
Review date: May. 6, 2009

Album: Music Inspired by the Film Scott Walker: 30 Century Man
Label: Lakeshore
Review date: May. 5, 2009

Artist: Ami Yoshida / Toshimaru Nakamura
Album: Soba to Bara
Label: Erstwhile
Review date: May. 5, 2009

Artist: Shogun Kunitoki
Album: Vinonaamakasio
Label: Fonal
Review date: May. 5, 2009

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Mode Records Releases

Sun Ra
Sun Ra (via last.fm)

From Mode Records:

The Respect Sextet: Sirius Respect – The Respect Sextet play the music of Sun Ra and Stockhausen

Garth Knox: Viola Spaces

Peter Ablinger: 33-127

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Dusted Reviews

From Dusted:

Artist: Andrea Parkins
Album: Faulty (Broken Orbit)
Label: Important
Review date: Apr. 15, 2009

Artist: Yoshie Fruchter
Album: Pitom
Label: Tzadik
Review date: Apr. 15, 2009

Artist: Joe Morris
Album: MVP LSD
Label: Riti
Review date: Apr. 9, 2009

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Free Music

Greenleaf Music Streaming Albums for Free

Today Greenleaf Music announced that they are streaming at least some of their albums for free.

For those who are reading that are not a member of our email list, we announced yesterday that we are now offering streaming of our entire front-line catalogue at our store. We feel like it’s a big step in recognizing that recorded music is readily accessible in our post-Napster world. And instead of hearing our artists’ tracks elsewhere, we hope you’ll enjoy the music in the friendly confines of our digital space and continue to support what we do. So click over to the store and check out the records that you haven’t heard yet — like Michael Bates’ new Paperback release, Live in New York.

This is a record label’s honest realization that their business can benefit from people actually listening to the music they put out. I’ll probably write more about this at a later point, but right now I’m considering this major news.

BTW, the live Michael Bates is excellent – and I probably would not have been able to say so if they hadn’t made it easily available.

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Dusted Reviews

From Dusted:

Artist: Fabio Orsi / Valerio Cosi
Album: Thoughts Melt in the Air
Label: Preservation
Review date: Mar. 23, 2009

Artist: The Revolutionary Ensemble
Album: Beyond the Boundary of Time
Label: Mutable
Review date: Mar. 20, 2009

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