Musique Machine Reviews

From Musique Machine:

La Ira de Dios – Cosmos Kaos Destruction
La Ira de Dios are a Peruvian band with a penchant for some of the heaviest, most punked out space rock to come down the pike in recent memory. The band is known for their extended jams, but Cosmos Kaos Destruction changes direction, opting for a shorter, more concise tunes. I could lazily refer to their music as “stoner rock” because of some similarities to forebears from Hawkwind to early Monster Magnet, but that wouldn’t be giving the band their just due.

Brad Barr – The Fall Apartment: Instrumental Guitar
Brad Barr is best known as the guitarist and vocalist for the the Slip, who began as a jam band, and later transformed into an indie rock band. The Fall Apartment: Instrumental Guitar presents a different side of Barr to folks accustomed to his electric guitar riffing. The fact that this is on the highly esteemed Tompkins Square label gives you a hint that this is an acoustic guitar album, since that is what they deal in pretty much exclusively. And considering the breadth of different musicians on the label, there’s a consistence quality-wise which sits well above the bar.

Novi-Sad – Jailbirds
Jailbirds is the third album by Greek bourn sound artist and mood setter Thanasis Kaproulias & it that finds him offering up two lengthy- but utterly engrossing tracks that mix together field recordings, drone matter and emotional charged noise texturing.

Kylie Minoise – Live In Japan
Live in Japan finds a mixture of tracks that take in Kylie Minoise heady and creative live noise attack and quirky Japanese TV / field recordings cut-ups giving one the feeling of a noise tour travelogue really.

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All About Jazz Reviews

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From All About Jazz:

25-Jan-09 Jurg Wickihalder/ Henriette Groth
Saxophone and Piano Duets: A Feeling For Someone and Du Fugl
Reviewed by John Sharpe

25-Jan-09 Ingrid Laubrock
Sleepthief (Intakt Records)
Reviewed by Clifford Allen

24-Jan-09 Darren Johnston
The Edge of the Forest (Clean Feed Records)
Reviewed by Troy Collins

23-Jan-09 Matthew Shipp Trio
Harmonic Disorder (Thirsty Ear Recordings)
Reviewed by Lyn Horton

23-Jan-09 Charles Mingus
Mingus Ah Um (Legacy Recordings)
Reviewed by Matthew Miller

22-Jan-09 Ran Blake
Driftwoods (Tompkins Square)
Reviewed by Henry Smith

22-Jan-09 Mark O’Leary / Kenny Wollensen / Jamie Saft
The Synth Show (Leo Records)
Reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk

22-Jan-09 Millenial Territory Orchestra
We Are MTO (MOWO! Inc.)
Reviewed by Tom Greenland

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