Category: Recordings

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…




Sirene 1009

(An edited version of this review first appeared in Jazz Journal, September 2017) Han-earl Park (electric guitar) Dominic Lash (bass) Mark Sanders (drums) Caroline Pugh (vocals, tape recorder) Psychohistory III Cliodynamics I Cliodynamics II Cliodynamics III Hopeful Monsters Psychohistory V (58.25) Café OTO, London, December 3, 2015 and Flood Studio, Birmingham, June 16, 2016 If…




Psychic Equalizer – The Lonely Traveller

(An edited version of this review first appeared in Jazz Journal, September 2017) Hugo Selles (piano, keyboards, synthesizers; vocals) Quico Duret (electric guitar, effects) Morten Skøtt (drums, percussion) and others Mezuz;An Ocean Of Changes (I-IV) The Lonely Traveller Lágrimas Adrift Peña Labra Flying Over The Caucasus Lovers Meet A Collection Of Marbles An Ocean Of…




Dead Neanderthals – The Depths

René Aquarius – drums Otto Kokke – saxophone Surface Descent Glimpse Decompression (28:10) Improvisation relies on communication. Any changes to how musicians communicate will cause changes in the resulting music – stands to reason. So what happens when you take a sax’n’drums duo and place them at either end of a 100-metre concrete tunnel? This……




Three Eyed Makara – Moonmilk Roof

Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh – Viola Djuna Keen – Saxophone Natalia Beylis – Mandobird & Electronics Willie Stewart – Snare & Floortom & Gong Moonmilk Roof Half Blind Valley Oolite & Pitch (33:30) Crow Versus Crow CVC006 In some nearby parallel universe free improvisation didn’t develop from jazz and avant garde classical music, but is an…




Dans les Arbres – Phosphorescence

Ingar Zach – percussion Xavier Charles – clarinet Ivar Grydeland – electric guitars, real time sampling Christian Wallumrød – amplified prepared piano, synthesizer Sciure Fluorescent Luminescent Phosphorescent (33:50) HUBRO CD2581   Well, it’s not your typical free improv – if there ever is such a thing as typical in this genre, but this album has…




Patrick Shiroishi’s Black Sun Sutra – Anfinsen’s Landmark

Noah Guevara – guitar Robert Magill – tenor saxophone Ken Moore – double bass Sergio Sanchez – drums Patrick Shiroishi – alto & baritone saxophones Human Suffering Don’t Truth Me And I Won’t Truth You Athialowi Stand Up And Lose Your Name And Become One Esteemer (32:03) Creative Sources Recording, 363 CD     sutra…