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Cyrino, Iwao, Koole & Scarassatti – Disputa e Guerra no Terreiro de Roça de Casa de Avó

Scratching, scraping, pecking… noises creep in, noises scurry out… …paranoia, stubbornness, tentative ire, a tense dialogue, a semi-declared insouciance. A machine expressed in sound – a marvellous clockwork noise-making mechanism equipped with instrumental innards; all loose and rattling in the right places. The sound of a factory staffed by mice. A documentary of miniature fantasti-fictional…




Cath Roberts & Alex Bonney – Live at HYG

OEM are putting out some great live recordings, recently. Put this one in the same bracket as the trio of Arch One performances released at the end of April. Like those, this set from the Hundred Years Gallery is concise (half an hour is enough time for shape and statement to emerge, but still succinct),…




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 –…




Martin Clarke, Otto Willberg, Emil Karlsen – Shopping for Images

I’m struck by the incredibly intimate and clear sound; as if you’re listening inside the instruments, catching even the softest vibrations in the air. The clarity means the ear jumps from one instrument to the next, isolating each to savour the individual textures… but taken together, there’s a feeling of being swept along, washed down…