Musique Machine Reviews

From Musique Machine:

R. Stevie Moore – Me Too
Before the likes of Ariel Pink, The Animal collective & John Maus; R. Stevie Moore was making odd, off- kilter pop & singer songwriter music that mixed all manner of genres in a quirky & often ramshackle, but strangely inspired manner. This fabulous compilation brings together of a selection of his work from the mid 70’s up to the early 90’s.

Splinterskin – Wayward Souls
Splinterskin is a one-man project who offers up macabre, horror fuelled, autumnal simmered & strummed dark folk. “Wayward Souls” is the projects debut album and it takes you deep into Splinterskin’s sinister,atmosphric & at times darkly fairground wonky sonic world.

Folkstorm – Sweden
Following on from Cold Springs Reissue of the punishing & nihilistic “Victory or Death”; this is another worthy reissue from Folkstorm’s back catalogue. The album was originally released back in 2004 in an ltd form – but this is the deserved first unlimited pressing.

Tarwater – Donne-Moi La Main(OST)
Donne-Moi La Main is Tarwaters first foray into soundtrack craft & it finds them creating a highly enjoyable & often memorable mixture of electronics & rural instrumentation; which easily mangers to work as a stand alone release in its own right away from the film.

Hyadningar – The Weak Creation
Hyadningar are an often speedy, technical, yet grim melodic French black metal five piece & The Weak Creation is their second full length. And though there not as ‘out-there’ or as experimental as some of their country mens take on blacked metal; this is a consistent, well executed & often epic slice of black metal craft.

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Classical Music Listings from the New York Times

Ástor Piazzolla with his bandoneon in 1971.
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ACME (Tuesday) The American Contemporary Music Ensemble performs Jefferson Friedman’s song cycle “On in Love,” which blends elements of rock and classical genres. The singer-songwriter Craig Wedren, once in the band Shudder to Think with Mr. Friedman, is the vocalist. At 7 p.m., Joe’s Pub, at the Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, at Astor Place, East Village , (212) 598-7100,; $15. 20090730

? ASPHALT ORCHESTRA (Wednesday and Thursday) Asphalt Orchestra, described by its producers as an iconoclastic 12-piece marching band, conceived by the Bang on a Can collective of composers and performers, plays its world premiere performance free in the Broadway Plaza at Lincoln Center. The spectacle of a parade will be combined with an eclectic mix of processional music from around the world, from funeral marches to funk, with song arrangements of Mingus, Zappa, Bjork and more. True to its billing, this event is presented as part of Lincoln Center’s Out of Doors festival. (Through Aug. 9.) At 7 p.m., Broadway Plaza, Lincoln Center , (Tommasini)20090730

IMANI WINDS (Tuesday) This dynamic ensemble, which explores European, American, African and Latin American traditions while expanding the wind quintet repertory, returns to the Naumberg Bandshell to play a diverse program of works by Eugene Bozza, Arturo Marquez, Julio Medaglia, Lalo Schifrin, Ligeti, Barber and Piazzolla. At 7:30 p.m., Central Park, midpark at 70th Street ,; free. (Schweitzer)20090730

MORTON SUBOTNICK (Friday) As part of the Floating Points Festival 2009, this pioneering electronic-music composer performs an evening of his recent work, at 8, Issue Project Room, 232 Third Street, Gowanus, Brooklyn , (718) 330-0313,; $15. (Kozinn)

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