Category: People & Places

7 Questions for… Allison Philips

The latest release from Fleaboy Records is the eponymous disc from the DeiCont | Philips Collective. A truly collaborative effort, it’s eloquent, exploratory, firmly in the jazz category yet not in the least beholden to past sounds or clichés. Fundamental to the group’s sound palette is  the trumpet of co-leader Allison Philips. Allison’s 7 answers…




7 Questions for… Inhumankind, a ‘self-interview’

Inhumankind is a Barcelona duo playing original black metal compositions using acoustic instruments. Àlex Reviriego (bass) and Pablo Selnik (flute) are ‘usual suspects’ on the BCN improvising scene and have both featured in aJN’s 7 Questions series before and this time they use their own questions to explore this latest project…   1) Àlex: Both…




7 Preguntas para… Inhumankind, la ‘self-interview’ (versión castellana)

Inhumankind es una duo de Barcelona, tocando  composiciones originales de black metal con instrumentos acusticos. Àlex Reviriego (bajo) y Pablo Selnik (flauta) son ‘usual suspects’ en la escena de música improvisada de BCN y los dos han aparecido en la serie 7 Questions de aJN. Esta vez han escrito sus preguntas propias para explorar este proyecto…




7 Questions later… Giulia Valle

This may the first in an occasional series of features catching up with our past 7 Questions victims interviewees. A couple of years on, what’s new? Giulia Valle was first featured in October 2015 and her album re-launch shortly after – “Lìbera” – was on aJN’s Best of 2015 list. For more recent news… You’ve…




7 Questions for… Dead Neanderthals

Dead Neanderthals are the self-described “New Wave of Dutch Heavy Jazz” and offer a particular free, drone-filled, restless take on jazz (and noise) in the 21st century. Releases this year include the unsettling “Craters”, the unrelentingly brutal collaboration with Sly & the Family Drone, “Molar Wrench“, and the experiment-in-environment, “The Depths”. Core duo René Aquarius…




7 Questions for… Martin Pyne

Vibraphone player, percussionist, improviser, and composer, Martin Pyne turns his mallets to many different projects, including the edgily upbeat Busnoys (check out their debut “San Angelo“), silent film soundtracks (maybe that should be ‘soundtracks for silent films’), whimsical representations of Faerie (the frankly lovely Behind the Mist album), and free improvisation. If I knew what…




7 Questions for… Cath Roberts

Baritone saxophonist and composer Cath Roberts is having a rather productive 2017. With three albums already released so far (Ripsaw Catfish’s “Namazu”, Sloth Racket’s “Shapeshifters”, and “Blurts/Growls” from a duo with Tullis Rennie) there’s already an ambitious fourth in the pipeline – see the answer to Question 7 for details of how you can get…




7 Questions for… Marlon Wolterink

White Noise Studio (including owner Marlon Wolterink) began to seep into my awareness from the beginning of 2017 with mastering credits on albums that are fast becoming favourites, such as “Supreme” by Orthodox and “Molar Wrench” by Dead Neanderthals and Sly and the Family Drone. Then there’s Marlon’s drums-guitar duo project, Meglamancha, described in these…