7 Questions for… Catherine Sikora

A couple of years ago, I was introduced to Catherine Sikora’s playing thanks to the album “Anomic Aphasia”. Two tracks featured Sikora with guitarists Han-earl Park and Nick Didkovsky, or Eris 136199 when taken all together: “…a cyclic frenzy of fragmented sounds without an ounce of entropy.” if I’m allowed to quote myself!? Not very coincidentally,…




EEL SLAP! – Vol. II

Pedro Branco – guitar, effects João Lencastre – drums, electronics I II III IV V VI VII (49:25) Fleaboy Records FB007 2018 Hot off the intangible download presses of Flea Boy Records comes another slice of joyous, guitar-driven experimentation from EEL SLAP! And given that Vol. I made the aJazzNoise Best of 2017 list, Vol. II…




moody alien & Andrei Kivu – MaNKIL : part of

Ever since MAGAM’s “One”, with it’s perfect, intuitive balance between acoustic trumpet and electronic sounds, I’ve been interested in the work of moody alien and the Thirsty Leaves label. So, when Mr. Alien (moody to his friends? somehow I doubt it) offered exclusive advance access to “MaNKil : part of”, his forthcoming release in collaboration…




Sam Fendrich – Blue Tears

Sam Fendrich – Compositions Konzuaala Kuzenstan – Keyboard Fake Blues 4 Fake Blues 5 (Blue Tears) Fake Blues 3 Fake Blues 6 Fake Blues 2 Fake Blues 1 (51:34) Linear Obsessional LOR110 May 2018 Recorded following a bereavement, in Fendrich’s own words, this is, “the blues as anguish”. Featuring primarily guitars and keyboards*, and a…




7 Questions for… Allison Philips

The latest release from Fleaboy Records is the eponymous disc from the DeiCont | Philips Collective. A truly collaborative effort, it’s eloquent, exploratory, firmly in the jazz category yet not in the least beholden to past sounds or clichés. Fundamental to the group’s sound palette is  the trumpet of co-leader Allison Philips. Allison’s 7 answers…




Inhumankind – Self-Extinction

Pablo Selnik – flute, vocals Àlex Reviriego – bass Celeste Alías, Marta Valero, Eric Baule – additional vocals Double-Headed King Annihilation Of All Inferior Thought-Forms Against All Odds Citizen Qayin Land Of The Shells Blue Skin Antinomic Self-Cosmogony Self-Extinction Eternal Sleep (26:30) I, Voidhanger Records March 2018 Pablo Selnik and Àlex Reviriego are stalwarts of…




7 Questions for… Inhumankind, a ‘self-interview’

Inhumankind is a Barcelona duo playing original black metal compositions using acoustic instruments. Àlex Reviriego (bass) and Pablo Selnik (flute) are ‘usual suspects’ on the BCN improvising scene and have both featured in aJN’s 7 Questions series before and this time they use their own questions to explore this latest project…   1) Àlex: Both…




7 Preguntas para… Inhumankind, la ‘self-interview’ (versión castellana)

Inhumankind es una duo de Barcelona, tocando  composiciones originales de black metal con instrumentos acusticos. Àlex Reviriego (bajo) y Pablo Selnik (flauta) son ‘usual suspects’ en la escena de música improvisada de BCN y los dos han aparecido en la serie 7 Questions de aJN. Esta vez han escrito sus preguntas propias para explorar este proyecto…