Tag: 7 Questions

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…




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…




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)….




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,…




7 Questions for… Iván González (versión castellana)

No es possible evitar Iván González en la escena musical improvisada de Barcelona. Con su trompeta en Robadors 23, Sinestesia y otros lugares; como el conductor del gran proyecto Memoria Uno; un cuarto del Völga (cuyo disco primero está estrenado por MultiKulti); y ahora su disco más reciente, Free Art Three por Discordian. No, no…