7 Questions for… Jörg A. Schneider

Over the last few years, in my delvings into the nether regions of free improv, noise and vaguely jazz-related music, the name Jörg A. Schneider kept cropping up. And always in a good way (e.g. ROJI’s “The Hundred Headed Women” from aJN’s Best of 2017 list). And the more I delve, the more I see…




The End – Svårmod och vemod är värdesinnen

Sofia Jernberg – voice Mats Gustafsson – baritone & tenor saxophones, live electronics Kjetil Møster – baritone & tenor saxophones, electronics Anders Hana – baritone guitar Greg Saunier – drums and voice Svårmod Vemod Translated Slaughter Don’t Wait Rich and Poor Both Sides Out (43:43) RareNoise RNR097    The End begin with a warm bath…




Møster! – States of Minds

Kjetil Møster (saxophones, clarinet, electronics, percussion, drums) Hans Magnus Ryan (guitar, electronics) Jørgen Træen (modular synthesizer, lap steel guitar) Nikolai Hængsle Eilertsen (electric bass, electronics) Kenneth Kapstad (drums) Brainwave Entrainment Unhorsed by Chivalry Plate Sized Eyes Mystère Bow Shock Life Wobble Phantom Bandotron Sounds Like a Planet Mon Plaisir What a Flop Waking Up (82:31)…




Patrick Shiroishi – Sparrow’s Tongue

Patrick Shiroishi – alto & tenor saxophones, field recordings The Footsteps of Crows Grasshopper Tactics The Crocodile’s Dilemma Be a Lion, I Will Still Be Water When the Dog Got His Cat Eyes (33:53) Fort Evil Fruit   In this solo album, Shiroishi uses few ingredients, and those sparingly. Long breathy drones evoke a wandering…




Meglamancha – Megara

Marlon Wolterink – drums Freek Philippi – guitar Poine Telchine Megara (28:42) Zona Watusa   The opening of this second album suggests a diversion from the often harsh soundscapes of last year’s Soil. Poine is more openly electronic in its sound, more thoughtful perhaps, even ambient. But then Meglamancha is all about atmosphere and if…




Sudoku Killer – Asperger

Sergio Pomante – tenor sax (tracks #1, #2, #4 & #5) Antonio Raia – tenor sax (track #3) Giacomo Ancillotto – guitar Caterina Palazzi – double bass, compositions Maurizio Chiavaro – drums Grimilde (from Snow White) Jasper and Horace (from 101 Dalmatians) Maleficent (from Sleeping Beauty) Edgar the Butler (from Aristocats) Medusa (from The Rescuers)…




7 Questions for… Matthew Golombisky

Hailing from the US but resident in Buenos Aires, Matthew Golombisky is bassist, composer, improviser, conductor, teacher, and the man behind Chicago’s ears&eyes Records. “Contemporary jazz” is a label so often used it’s virtually meaningless and yet the output of ears&eyes is music that honours the jazz tradition (whatever that is!) while always presenting something…




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,…