Tag: 7 Questions

7 Questions for… Matthew Golombisky

Hailing from the US but resident in Buenos Aires, Matthew Golombisky is bassist, composer, improviser, conductor, teacher, and the man behind Chicago’s ears&eyes Records. “Contemporary jazz” is a label so often used it’s virtually meaningless and yet the output of ears&eyes is music that honours the jazz tradition (whatever that is!) while always presenting something…




7 Questions for… Nick Didkovsky

Nick Didkovsky is approximately one-third of Eris 136199, with Han-earl Park and Catherine Sikora. The new, eponymous Eris 136199 album is out on 9th October, pre-ordering now on Bandcamp and it’s been the catalyst for a trio of 7Qs interviews (Catherine Sikora was posted last week; an updated Park will be out next…) Anyway, gorgeous melée of unpredictable…




7 Questions for… Catherine Sikora

A couple of years ago, I was introduced to Catherine Sikora’s playing thanks to the album “Anomic Aphasia”. Two tracks featured Sikora with guitarists Han-earl Park and Nick Didkovsky, or Eris 136199 when taken all together: “…a cyclic frenzy of fragmented sounds without an ounce of entropy.” if I’m allowed to quote myself!? Not very coincidentally,…




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 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…