Tag: Tom Marsan

aJazzNoise’s picks of 2020

Between COVID-19 putting a stop to touring, and Bandcamp Fridays, there’s been a lot of music released in 2020. The following are the albums that settled deepest into my heart, imagination and/or gut this year. In the proverbial no particular order… – Ferran Besalduch“Argonauta”(call it anything records) “…a gloriously artificial natural world… a self-contained ecosystem…




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…