Monthly archives: August, 2015

7 Questions for… Shaun Blezard

Electronic perfectionist and passionate advocate of improvised music, Shaun Blezard makes beguiling noises both alone and as part of various collaborations, including Ripsaw Catfish (Cath Roberts and Anton Hunter), Hugs Bison (with Phil Powell), and Some Some Unicorn (with too many people to list here). He’s also the brains behind label ODD7 Recordings, and weekly…




Elephant9 – Silver Mountain

Ståle Storløkken (Hammond organ, Fender Rhodes, piano, Mellotron, Minimoog, Prophet T8) Nikolai Hængsle Eilertsen (electric bass, acoustic guitar, percussion) Torstein Lofthus (drums, percussion) Reine Fiske (electric and acoustic guitars, percussion) Occidentali You Are The Sunshine Of My Life Abhartach Kungsten The Above Ground Sound Kungsten Studio, Göteborg October 2014 Rune Grammofon RCD2174 Remember that feeling…




7 Questions for… Alen Ilijić

The uncompromising Alen Ilijić has featured on a Jazz Noise before (see the series of video clips from his performance at Munich’s Noise Mobility festival in May of this year.) Here he gives us a particularly direct, honest, outspoken (in the best way) and highly intriguing 7 Questions interview… 1. What are your non-musical influences?…




Kermit – Litoral

Miguel Seguí (guitar) Gonzalo Presa (guitar, vocals, drums) Fco. Trujillo (bass) Álvaro Parada (drums, vocals, saxophone) 1926 Samhain Circumpolares We-tripantu Ingeborg Magnitizdat 1927 Kraken Sound, Malaga Oct-Dec 2013 Itaca Records IR002 Kermit are a post-rock (with a little jazz thrown in) band based in Malaga. Mainly instrumental, they add some intriguing and artful vocal flourishes…




Discordywood at Taller Milans – 15th August ’15

El Pricto (alto sax) Diego Caicedo (electric guitar) Àlex Reviriego (electric bass) Enric Ponsa (drums) On a rainy Saturday in Barcelona’s Barri Gòtic, those deviant experimentalists from Discordian Records were serving up “anachronicsexdisruption”. Or to put it another way, early 20th century pornographic films accompanied by twisted improvised noise-song. It’s a far cry from the…




Brull Session at Robadors 23 – 13th August ’15

Ilona Schneider (vox soprano) Diego Caicedo (guitar) El Pricto (alto saxophone) Sandro Manzon (piano) Patxi Varela (drums) Summer heat? Sheer apathy? Vacaciones? There’s a kind of laissez-faire lethargy that descends on Barcelona in August and any musician who prefers to play to packed houses had best take the month off. In other words, we start…




7 Questions for… Owen Kilfeather

Owen Kilfeather is a composer and multi-instrumentalist resident in Barcelona. His collaborations are as eclectic (and eccentric) as his compositions. Having close ties with Discordian Records, he’s written for several longstanding Discordian artists and groups, including the Filthy Habits Ensemble, Sin Anestesia, and the Discordian Community Ensemble. He also finds time to write music for…




7 Questions for… Caroline Davis

First the Chicago scene, then New York, Caroline Davis keeps busy. From free improv to r&b, taking in any number of jazz permutations along the way, Davis is not only versatile but thoughtful, considered, spiritual even, and pleasingly unpredictable in her playing and composition. 1. What’s your ‘guilty’ listening pleasure? (i.e. something you listen to…