Category: Recordings

Patrick Shiroishi & Dylan Fukioka – Neba Neba / Patrick Shiroishi – Eye For An Eye

Two new releases featuring saxophonist Patrick Shiroishi… The sax and drums duo is one of the most exacting and potentially most exciting line-ups to be found in jazz, although not for the faint of heart – there is little place to hide. Saxophonist Patrick Shiroishi and percussionist Dylan Fujioka have worked together various times over…




Nick Didkovsky & Tom Marsan – CHORD I, II and III

Nick Didkovsky and Tom Marsan are CHORD. To quote the Bandcamp page, it’s two guitars plus, “amp distortion, feedback, tone shaping, and musical artifacts to craft a viscous universe of ecstatic, immersive textures that reward careful, detail-rich listening,” – sounds about right. Focusing on the three albums (simply titled, CHORD, CHORD II, and CHORD III)…




3 x Live at Arch 1

OEM Records has released three live recordings of performances at Arch 1 in London to support the venue during the coronavirus lockdown. All three are worth your time and love, though I fear I may have achieved peak aJazzNoise indulgence in the descriptions below. Ah well, it’s all in a good cause… Pascal Marzan –…




KØS – An Uncaught Bird

“…to be a weaver with seeing fingers, a builder mindful of light and space”–Khalil Gibran, The Garden of the Prophet From the very beginning, KØS show themselves to be three such weavers. The saxophone in the opener, Earth’s Green Carpet, draws continuous strokes across the consciousness. Refreshingly sparse and dry percussion accentuates from a distance….




Ferran Besalduch – Argonauta

Welcome to the alien world of Ferran Besalduch. From the highly evocative mutant cephalopod* on the cover  to the sonic and thematic threads used to weave a coherent musical experience, this is pure concept. Using just bass saxophone and saxellino with a boatload of effects, Besalduch has created a gloriously artificial natural world… a self-contained…




Patrick Shiroishi – Descension

I briefly contemplated a short review of this album, along the simple lines of, “Fuck me, this is good!” And I stand by that sentiment but I realise a tad more detail concerning my reaction might help. So,… That initial drone… pinning the attention down, cue the fluttering of helpless wings as that pin twists…




Samuel Goff – Transmissions

Caveat: Whatever you read here, however long I ramble on, it’s unlikely I will be doing this album justice. Rich in detail, Transmissions is an exhilarating sonic ride; ambitious in scope; a multi-faceted, four-dimensional sound journey from who knows where to there. Okay, enough blah, blah… what is it? This is the first solo work…




Sonar, with David Torn – Tranceportation (Volume 1)

Welcome to the second in what seems to be a minimum of three RareNoise albums from Sonar and David Torn… The previous release – 2018’s Vortex – saw Torn on production and mixing duties. But he just couldn’t resist contributing some dirt to the purity (I oversimplify, naturally). The difference this time round is that…