Tag: Nick Didkovsky

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)…




The Best Jazz & Noise of 2019…?

As a card-carrying pedant, of course this isn’t the “best” jazz and noise of the last year. It’s just what I like the most out of what I’ve heard… These are the albums that sum up 2019 for me – dense, disorientating, immersive, cathartic… and then there’s also a strong vein of what might be…




The Best Jazz & Noise of 2018…?

Well, once again I’ve listened to far less than I would have liked to this year (excuses range from alien invasion to the lack of 25 hours in a day to pure ninja-level laziness)… and yet, I have absolutely no complaints about the contents of my ‘top ten’ (your mileage, of course, may vary). In…




PREVIEW: Eris 136199

If you want improvisation that dares to go where the angels don’t run and the buses fear to tread, listen no further than Eris 136199 aka Han-earl Park, Catherine Sikora and Nick Didkovsky – a guitar-saxophone-guitar trio that remain utterly unpredictable even to the most discerning algorithm. The new, self-titled album is out on 9th…




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…




Han-earl Park – Anomic Aphasia

Han-earl Park (guitar) Catherine Sikora (tenor & soprano saxophones) Nick Didkovsky (guitar) (#1 & 5) Josh Sinton (baritone saxophone & bass clarinet) (#2, 3 & 4) Monopod Pleonasm (METIS 9) Flying Rods (METIS 9) Hydraphon Stopcock #1 & 5 Douglass Street Music Collective, Brooklyn, June 5, 2013 #2, 3 & 4 Harvestworks NYC, October 9,…