William Parker – Lake of Light: Compositions for AquaSonics

William Parker Jeff Schlanger Anne Humanfeld Leonid Galaganov (All music performed on AquaSonic waterphones) Shifting Resonance Purple Heartbeat Helium Butterfly Raindrops Felxible Showers of Sound Lake of Light Action (68:18) Brooklyn, NY, February 2017 Gotta Let It Out GLIO19CD William Parker needs no introduction but this disc might. It certainly belongs in its own category,…




Kaoru Abe & Sabu Toyozumi

Kaoru Abe – alto, sopranino and soprano saxophones Sabu Toyozumi – drums and percussion Song for Mithue Totozumi – Part I Song for Mithue Totozumi – Part II Song for Sakamoto Kikuyo – Part I Song for Sakamoto Kikuyo – Part II Song for Sakamoto Kikuyo – Part III (73:57) First two tracks recorded live…




Sound & Fury – Thundering of Dawn

Pepa Päivinen – soprano, tenor and baritone saxophones, flute Jorma Tapio – alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute, bass flute Tane Kannisto – tenor saxophone, flute Antero Priha – trumpet Jimi Sumen – guitar Julius Heikkilä – guitar Sampo Lassila – bass Hannu Risku – percussion Simo Laihonen – drums (Compositions by Edward Vesala, Iro Haarla,…




Blood Quartet – Until My Darkness Goes

Mark Cunningham (trumpet, guitar) Lluis Rueda (guitar, Korg MS-10) Kike Bela (bass, Korg MS-10, guitar) Càndid Coll (drums, voice) Broken Soldier NYC Limits Fire Folk Velvet Love Chemistry of Tears Surfing Rueda Jandek Invoke Stress of Her Regard Eigenlicht Until My Darkness Goes (42:03) Feeding Tube Records & Gandula (on vinyl, US & Europe respectively)…




PREVIEW: Eris 136199

If you want improvisation that dares to go where the angels don’t run and the buses fear to tread, listen no further than Eris 136199 aka Han-earl Park, Catherine Sikora and Nick Didkovsky – a guitar-saxophone-guitar trio that remain utterly unpredictable even to the most discerning algorithm. The new, self-titled album is out on 9th…




7 Questions for… Nick Didkovsky

Nick Didkovsky is approximately one-third of Eris 136199, with Han-earl Park and Catherine Sikora. The new, eponymous Eris 136199 album is out on 9th October, pre-ordering now on Bandcamp and it’s been the catalyst for a trio of 7Qs interviews (Catherine Sikora was posted last week; an updated Park will be out next…) Anyway, gorgeous melée of unpredictable…




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…