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From Musique Machine:

Tunnels – On a Body of Nothing But Radiance

The Tunnels is a one man project by Nicholas Samuel Bindeman, known for his participation in Jackie-O-Motherfucker. This cd-r is a re-release of a tape, and to the best of my knowledge, it’s a couple of years old. The disc is self-released in a tiny edition, and is presumably self-labeled by Bindeman in black marker. This is the third artist associated with JOMF that I’ve have the pleasure of listening to, who were also at one time on the YarnLazer cd-r label. Honey Owens, aka Valet, and Adam Forkner‘s White Rainbow both produced very fine and very divergent psychedelic music for the label (and for Kranky Records as well.). Bindeman’s music is slightly more “rock” than the aforementioned artists, yet his music is no less intriguing.

Pee-pee – Catile Jackine Is Vooded At Broonus Mousin:Vol 1
Pee-pee brew up a very quirky, often highly tuneful & addictive cocktail of folk/rock, indie pop & lo-fi electronics. Managing to stay gloriously lop-side and wonky yet surprisingly at the same time highly approachable and basically a hell of a lot of fun.

Steve Roach, Byron Metcalf & Mark Seelig – Nada Terma
Nada Terma is a rich, exotic and mysterious eastern tinged ambient ride that brings together ethic percussionist Byron Metcalf, Bansuri flutist and Dilruba player Mark Seelig and ambient explorer Steve Roach.

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AMN Picks of the Week

Sun Ra at New England Conservatory, February 2...
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Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.

Francois Carrier – Great Love (2008, free jazz)
Francois Carrier – Far North (2008, free jazz)
Vladimir Bozar n Ze Sheraf Orkestar – Universal Sprache (2008, avant rock)
John Zorn – Filmworks XXI: Belle de Nature / The New Rijksmuseum (2008, soundtrack)
Megaphone Man – Live From Berlin (2008, jazz)
The Flatlands Collective – Gnomade (2006, free jazz)
Steve Roach – Landmass (2008, electronic / ambient)
Sun Ra – Strange Strings (1967, avant jazz)

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Steve Roach News

Catching up with Steve Roach:

September 28, 2008 Coming late November on Projekt: STREAM OF THOUGHT. This is one of those releases that comes along every now and then where all the elements merge in alignment and a kind of magical sonic-musical alchemy occurs, taking the listening experience to a whole other level — the kind of experience where when it’s over, you immediately want to hit Play again.

September 20, 2008 Steve just completed an informative interview with Bert Strolenberg in the Netherlands for the Sonic Immersion web site. Covered in the interview is info on Steve’s new releases including the collabration with Erik Wøllo, the short-lived Master Class program, thoughts on his recent releases and a lot more.

August 23, 2008 A new book about synth music icon Klaus Schulze is just out. This sizable book by überfan Greg Allen is loaded with photos, album reviews and many interesting interviews with artists who have worked with Klaus or have been inspired by his works over the years. An interview with Steve is featured at the end of the book.

July 26, 2008 A new 2-CD Collectors Edition of EMPETUS is now available, on sale at a special price of $13.99! Any fan of sequencer-based pieces will not want to miss out on the bonus disc (“The Early Years”) with two amazing never-before-released pieces of long-form sequencer bliss recorded circa 1982: “Harmonia Mundi” was recorded live in the L.A.-based Timeroom with Swiss-born electronic musician Thomas Ronkin. At 45 minutes, this is one of the more possessed and intense analog sequencer trance pieces you’re likely to hear. “Release” is a 24-minute solo statement of emotion and energy.

July 15, 2008 Steve’s video KAIROS will be featured at the Paradigms Film Festival in Portugal, August 11th – 18th.

June 25, 2008 Our beautiful and understated “A Deeper Silence” t-shirts are now in stock.

June 25, 2008 Steve’s 20th Timeroom Editions release, LANDMASS, is now available!

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