Monthly archives: June, 2017

Martin Pyne – Behind The Mist

Martin Pyne – vibraphone (plus live electronics on #3, #6 & #9) Niamh of the golden hair Yarthkin Behind the mist Asrai Spriggans Changeling Will of the wisp Hildaland Hollow Hill Song for Grace Melbury (58:54) Tall Guy Records TGCD007, 2017   Have to confess, I didn’t used to be much of a vibraphone fan….




7 Questions for… Mounaeir Keirs aka Spankeol

One thing the internet is great for is following the breadcrumbs deeper into the forest (or if you want to be James Woods, “Ooh, piece of candy!”) finding new and different musics and artists that previously would likely have been forever beyond your reach. One such trail led me to the music of Mounaeir Keirs,…




7 Questions for… Iván González (versión castellana)

No es possible evitar Iván González en la escena musical improvisada de Barcelona. Con su trompeta en Robadors 23, Sinestesia y otros lugares; como el conductor del gran proyecto Memoria Uno; un cuarto del Völga (cuyo disco primero está estrenado por MultiKulti); y ahora su disco más reciente, Free Art Three por Discordian. No, no…




Free Art Three at Sinestesia – trumpets to the power of 3

Iván González – trumpet, percussion, piano interference Pol Padrós – trumpet, percussion Julián Sánchez – trumpet, percussion   It begins with Sánchez, a high-pitched wandering line, a loose thread mapping an invisible maze. González adds a contrasting tonality, a gently entwining filament before Padrós adds a bass-er strand – the whole becoming a coiling skein…




7 Questions for… Dominik Strycharski

Dominik Strycharski’s recent album, Dolphy Flauto, is a quite astonishing solo recorder performance of various well-known Eric Dolphy tunes (with a couple of originals too) prompting one commenter to say, “Holy fuck, what’s he doing on Hat And Beard? That’s just not possible!!!” For me, it was an entry point to a varied and growing…




Sly & The Family Drone and Dead Neanderthals – Molar Wrench

Rene Aquarius Callum Buckland Matt Cargill Otto Kokke Colin Webster Ghoul Whispers Muck Man (Part 1) Muck Man (Part 2) Molar Wrench (37:04) Hominid Sounds 2017 Molar Wrench – the very title conjures up images of some kind of brutal emergency roadside dentistry carried out with the ubiquitous oily industrial pliers found in most tour…