Category: Recordings

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,…




Kaoru Abe & Sabu Toyozumi

Kaoru Abe – alto, sopranino and soprano saxophones Sabu Toyozumi – drums and percussion Song for Mithue Totozumi – Part I Song for Mithue Totozumi – Part II Song for Sakamoto Kikuyo – Part I Song for Sakamoto Kikuyo – Part II Song for Sakamoto Kikuyo – Part III (73:57) First two tracks recorded live…




Sound & Fury – Thundering of Dawn

Pepa Päivinen – soprano, tenor and baritone saxophones, flute Jorma Tapio – alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute, bass flute Tane Kannisto – tenor saxophone, flute Antero Priha – trumpet Jimi Sumen – guitar Julius Heikkilä – guitar Sampo Lassila – bass Hannu Risku – percussion Simo Laihonen – drums (Compositions by Edward Vesala, Iro Haarla,…




Blood Quartet – Until My Darkness Goes

Mark Cunningham (trumpet, guitar) Lluis Rueda (guitar, Korg MS-10) Kike Bela (bass, Korg MS-10, guitar) Càndid Coll (drums, voice) Broken Soldier NYC Limits Fire Folk Velvet Love Chemistry of Tears Surfing Rueda Jandek Invoke Stress of Her Regard Eigenlicht Until My Darkness Goes (42:03) Feeding Tube Records & Gandula (on vinyl, US & Europe respectively)…




PREVIEW: Eris 136199

If you want improvisation that dares to go where the angels don’t run and the buses fear to tread, listen no further than Eris 136199 aka Han-earl Park, Catherine Sikora and Nick Didkovsky – a guitar-saxophone-guitar trio that remain utterly unpredictable even to the most discerning algorithm. The new, self-titled album is out on 9th…




EEL SLAP! – Vol. II

Pedro Branco – guitar, effects João Lencastre – drums, electronics I II III IV V VI VII (49:25) Fleaboy Records FB007 2018 Hot off the intangible download presses of Flea Boy Records comes another slice of joyous, guitar-driven experimentation from EEL SLAP! And given that Vol. I made the aJazzNoise Best of 2017 list, Vol. II…




moody alien & Andrei Kivu – MaNKIL : part of

Ever since MAGAM’s “One”, with it’s perfect, intuitive balance between acoustic trumpet and electronic sounds, I’ve been interested in the work of moody alien and the Thirsty Leaves label. So, when Mr. Alien (moody to his friends? somehow I doubt it) offered exclusive advance access to “MaNKil : part of”, his forthcoming release in collaboration…




Sam Fendrich – Blue Tears

Sam Fendrich – Compositions Konzuaala Kuzenstan – Keyboard Fake Blues 4 Fake Blues 5 (Blue Tears) Fake Blues 3 Fake Blues 6 Fake Blues 2 Fake Blues 1 (51:34) Linear Obsessional LOR110 May 2018 Recorded following a bereavement, in Fendrich’s own words, this is, “the blues as anguish”. Featuring primarily guitars and keyboards*, and a…