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…




Phicus+1 – 13th July at Robadors 23

Ferran Fages – electric guitar Àlex Reviriego – bass Vasco Trilla – drums, percussion + Joachim Badenhorst – saxophone Robadors 23, Barcelona Phicus return to Robadors 23, this time accompanied by Joachim Badenhorst on reeds. Last time, I burbled on about “matching and contrasting tones and textures… layered and discarded in an unstoppable kineticism,” and…




7 Questions for… Turing Tarpit

Possibly already the winners of ‘album title of the year’ for The International Obfuscated Music Contest, Turing Tarpit take their inspiration from, “all the music that our brains have processed throughout our lives” and the result so far is a unique sound vision consisting of simple, minimal instrumentation drenched in electronic jiggery-pokery. Here the trumpet…




Memoria Uno at Sinestesia – 4th July 2017

Agustí Fernández – piano Ramon Prats – drums Vasco Trilla – drums Àlex Reviriego – bass Ferran Besalduch – bass & sopranino saxophones Don Malfon – alto saxophone Sònia Sánchez – dance Iván González – conduction (& trumpet) This particular Memoria Uno performance was originally intended to be a launch performance for the new album…




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…




7 Questions for… Pedro Branco

Pedro Branco covers a lot of ground. First known here at aJN for the exuberant and excellent EEL SLAP! disc, he also features on the post-rock, post-pop, post-jazz Oh Calcutta! And with Joao Hasselberg he’s recently produced the decidedly folky “Dancing Our Way to Death” and the free improv “From Order to Chaos” (Clean Feed)….




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,…