Monthly archives: December, 2017

The Best Jazz & Noise of 2017…?

The year in music? Hardly. My year in music? Closer (esp. if you ignore all that Bon Scott-era AC/DC I listen to). The 20 new recordings that have had most impact on me in 2017? That’ll do. Wait, 20?! Yes. I could’ve whittled it down to the usual 10 and placed the remainder in a…




ELG LER – S/T

Dario Trapani – electric guitar Giuseppe Romagnoli – double bass Stefano Costanzo – drums, bells and objects Take Your Lover And Dance Dream Cars Viva La Quica Elg Ler Al Citofono Siamo Tutti Io Gioggio Gabber A Bird Told Me Esperanto (30.54) Honolulu Records HR-10, 2017 If you like your guitar tone twangy, your bass…




ROJI – The Hundred Headed Women

Gonçalo Almeida – bass and loops Jörg A. Schneider – drums Guests: Susana Santos Silva – trumpet Colin Webster – baritone sax Inner Roji 2 Sisters Sounding Restraint 1+1=3 Pacific Prelude to a Broken Sax The Hundred Headed Women (38.37) Shhpuma SHH 023 CD Roji is apparently Japanese for “dewy ground”. If I could make…




Tele.s.therion -Luzifers Abschied

Akousmatikoi – scores, enharmonic electric bass In large ensemble with… Lunurumh – voices Michel Doneda – soprano saxophone Le Quan Ninh –percussion Jason Van Gulick – drum Kasper T. Toeplitz – bass Antoine Chessex – tenor saxophone Paolo Sanna – watherphone Eingang | Periode I-IV Periode V-VI Periode VII-IX Periode X-XII Periode XIII | Ausgang…




Fred Lonberg-Holm & Adam Gołębiewski ‎– Relephant

Fred Lonberg-Holm – cello, electronics Adam Gołębiewski – drums Obviously in the Room Disguised Being Run Around Inside Meeting Three Blind People (34.54) Bocian Records, 2016 It’s difficult to quantify what makes a good improvisation good – even the greatest improvisers can make recordings that don’t really get into the zone. Luckily, these two guys…