Musique Machine Reviews

From Musique Machine:

Earthless – Live at Roadburn
Earthless are a jam band of sorts, who borrow heavily from heavy Japanese Psych along the lines of the Flower Travellin’ Band (with no vocals), mixed with the heavier side of Krautrock. Add Hawkwind into the mix in relation to the band’s “cosmic” side, and you’re partway there. The band has the lineup of a standard power trio. Drummer Mario Rubalcaba previously did time as the drummer for Hot Snakes, The Black Heart Procession, Rocket From the Crypt (under the alias of Ruby Mars) and Clikatat Ikatowi. As if that’s not enough, he was also a member of skateboard pioneer Tony Alva‘s pro-team. Bassist Mike Eginton and guitarist Isaiah Mitchell make up the rest of the band.

Glory Fckn Sun – Vision Scorched
Glory Fckn Sun is a collaboration between PseudoArcana label boss Anthony Milton, Ben Spiers and Simon O’Rorke. The label description says the band was ”formed in 2003 as a conduit for intense ritualistic sonic exploration” and that “Vision Scorched collects together one studio track and two live pieces. These range through long form rumbling distorted deep space explorations (complete with supernova and the odd blackhole), intense yet ethereal harsh noise to close with a droning metaphysical raga-esque paean to the great cosmic inevitable of the collapse of the sun, And of light itself.” How you can hope to intimate the destruction of the solar sytem through improvised noise is beyond me, but the band certainly makes a pretty good go at achieving said goal.

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Roulette in April

William Parker
Image by digital_freak via Flickr

From New York’s Roulette

20 Greene St (between Canal and Grand St)
Admission $15 Students/Seniors/Under 30s $10 MEMBERS FREE
TICKETS/RSVP: 212.219.8242


Saco Yasuma’s YOIN’ – Unit of Seven
Wed Apr 8 – 8:30 PM

Interpretations: Teresa McCollough: New Piano Pieces by American Composers
Thurs April 9 – 8:00 PM

Jeremiah Cymerman
Fri Apr 10 – 8:30 PM

William Parker
Sat Apr 11 – 8:30 PM

Clifton Hyde
Thu Apr 16 – 8:30 PM

Ha-Yang Kim
Fri Apr 17 – 8:30 PM

Vito Ricci: Flux Quartet
Sun Apr 19 – 8:30 PM

Samita Sinha
Wed Apr 22 – 8:30 PM

Interpretations: String Trio of New York
Thurs April 23 – 8:00 PM

Matthew Welch
Fri Apr 24 – 8:30 PM

Darius Jones
Sat Apr 25 – 8:30 PM

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