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Silvano Borzacchiello quartet : Silvano Borzacchiello quarte

Silvano Borzacchiello quartet : Silvano Borzacchiello quarte

  Silvano Borzacchiello quartet Silvano Borzacchiello quartet label: Altrisuoni ref: AS 153 year: 2003 players: Silvano Borzacchiello, Dado Moroni, Michael Rosen, Stefano Dall’Ora. Like a good black and white photograph, the various elements in the scene properly in focus, the contrasts between instrumental colour clearly marked, outlines come out sharply and planes are carefully define... Read More »

Brian Woodbury : Variety Orchestra

Brian Woodbury : Variety Orchestra

  Brian Woodbury Variety Orchestra label: Recommended Records ref: ReR BW1/Some Phil 7 year: 2004 players: Various Compositional collage (truly honouring the title) of influences encapsulated in a wide range of sources both instrumental (tabla, banjo, organ, trombone, accordion) and inspirational (mexican, italian, charanga, irish, country &western, early jazz, funk…) gives rise to ... Read More »

Fabio Martini Trio : Practicality

Fabio Martini Trio : Practicality

  Fabio Martini Trio Practicality label: Leo Records ref: CD LR 392 year: 2004 players: Fabio Martini, Tito Mangialajo Rantzer, Carlo Virzi. Fragmented movement, hesitantingly frail, randomly jumping along the rods of pulse, reflectively approaching previous free stances, distilling them into more airy, less opaque textures. Split between conversational concerns akin to collective sound rease... Read More »

Rich West : Bedouin Hornbook

Rich West : Bedouin Hornbook

  Rich West Bedouin Hornbook label: pfMENTUM ref: pfMENTUM CD 016 year: 2004 players: Chris Heenan, Bruce Friedman, Jeremy Drake, Scot Ray, Rich West A true revolutionary inheritance: funky textures of TV serial ascendancy, and the saga of humorous jazz ensemble arrangements heavily based on doses of rhythm, timbre and lots of fun, plus rock and colourful collage, coexists with occasional exp... Read More »

Maria de Alvear : Llena

Maria de Alvear : Llena

  Maria de Alvear Llena label: World Edition ref: 0005 year: 2000 players: Reinier Van Houdt Maria de Alvear composes like a natural phenomenon: guided not so much by the coming and going of ideas or emotions, nor addressing them, but like a law of nature impassively displaying a sort of automatic writing that moves the body and courses through the psyche, ultimately demanding full awareness.... Read More »

Kyle Bruckmann : Wrack

Kyle Bruckmann : Wrack

  Kyle Bruckmann Wrack label: Red Toucan ref: RT 9323 year: 2003 players: Jeb Bishop, Kyle Bruckmann, Tim Daisy, Kurt Johnson, Jen Clare Paulson An attempt at creating a language halfway between contemporary music and jazz. Slow motion, gradations of colour in progressive shift, rhythmic concerns … the materials unfold nuances and reminiscences embeded within certain idiomatic atmospher... Read More »

A. Schmid/Golia : Birdology

A. Schmid/Golia : Birdology

  A. Schmid/Golia Birdology label: Leo Records ref: CD LR 389 year: 2004 players: Peter A. Schmid, Vinny Golia As the very title hints, a true treaty of reeds and winds. The whole (extended) family of this instruments is gathered in a series of duets by this two multiinstrumentalists who ressort to the various stretches of the spectrum in order to contrapose pitches, timbres and ideas all of ... Read More »

Wachsmann/Jrgensen/Riis : Expanded Botanics

Wachsmann/Jrgensen/Riis : Expanded Botanics

  Wachsmann/Jrgensen/Riis Expanded Botanics label: Ninth World Music ref: NWM 031 CD year: 2003 players: Philipp Wachsmann, Peter Ole Jrgensen, Jakob Riis As with the transformations brought about by recording facilities, this CD features a shift of emphasis from real time performance to the consideration of various stages and assorted sources in sound production as valid ingredients. The use... Read More »

Norbert Möslang : ____lat_nc_

Norbert Möslang : ____lat_nc_

  Norbert Mslang ____lat_nc_ label: For4ears Records ref: For4ears CD 1549 year: 2004 players: Norbert Mslang A bird inside its cage, enclosed within a conversation, habitual in spite of experimentalness. Resisting organization, greater complexity, the emphasis lies in question and answer. Outside the cage, abstractness emerges -sound transformed into matter subject to be processed, distribut... Read More »

Who Trio : The Current Underneath

Who Trio : The Current Underneath

  Who Trio The Current Underneath label: Leo Records ref: CD LR 391 year: 2004 players: Michel Wintsch, Gerry Hemingway, Bnz Oester Along their calmed, nocturnal atmospheres, the trio unfolds an itinerary spinning around angular harmonies from which improvisational symmetries emerge displaying strong lines of ancestry and overt musical stances… and yet, suddendly collapsing into an expe... Read More »

Franck Tortiller Trio : Early Daw

Franck Tortiller Trio : Early Daw

  Franck Tortiller Trio Early Dawn label: Altrisuoni ref: AS 160 year: 2004 players: Franck Tortiller, Yves Torchinsky, David Pouradier Duteil Trio proposal encompasssing a wide range of influences under a superbly recorded jazz umbrella where an immersion in various African traditions -be them darker (with an overt arabian streak) or livelier (black african), meddle with more jazzistic trans... Read More »

Forsyth/Heenan : Forsyth/Heenan

Forsyth/Heenan : Forsyth/Heenan

  Forsyth/Heenan Forsyth/Heenan label: Reify Recordings ref: RE 002 year: 2004 players: Chris Forsyth, Chris Heenan Intimate conversation fueling its own development by way of careful tidal flows. The subletly of the approach to sound, the listening under it all, leaves behind tiny grooves in the overtone shingle. The reflection offered by electronics enhances extended techniques, entwined ov... Read More »

Zach/Grydeland : You Should Have Seen Me

Zach/Grydeland : You Should Have Seen Me

  Zach/Grydeland You Should Have Seen Me label: Sofa Music ref: Sofa 515 year: 2004 players: Ingar Zach, Ivar Grydeland . A pervading indian music concept underpins this immersive approach where character remains at a constant level if the abstraction of materials allows for strickingly varied unfoldings. Acoustic sounds blend with electroacoustics within the grain of the overall rhythmic cyc... Read More »

Antonio Murga : Animal Version

Antonio Murga : Animal Version

  Antonio Murga Animal Version label: Smelin’cat Studios ref: 2004 year: 2004 players: Antonio Murga Centred around the natural kingdom, a new release by this multiinstrumentalist, hiper- prolific composer displaying his strange breed of low-fi electronics, pop music and drum-machines. Pregnant with sonic reminiscence of sixties/seventies materials, his aesthetics seems a tide ebbing an... Read More »

modisti Belma Martin, Pedro López : Signoise

modisti Belma Martin, Pedro López : Signoise

If, on the basis of the instrumentation, you expect one of those junk-noise collages which so often don’t work, you’re in for a big surprise. Although on paper Modisti are a duet of live object-sampling and voice, in reality their pieces are carefully constructed. Lopez may play “objects intended for the trash”, but he has no interest in the dull banging about which usually... Read More »

Maria de Alvear/ Drums of Chaos : Baum

Maria de Alvear/ Drums of Chaos : Baum

  Maria de Alvear/ Drums of Chaos Baum label: World Edition ref: 0006 year: 2001 players: Maria de Alvear, Jaki Liebezeit, Manos Tsangaris, Reiner Linke, Gero Sprafke ?The inherent spirit of the object -the essence of the tree- comes to life through the interplay of voice and drums, assuming a clear shape in the listener’s mind. Maria de Alvear’s colourful and expressive singing a... Read More »

Ro’i Raz : Between the Suns

Ro’i Raz : Between the Suns

  Ro’i Raz Between the Suns label: Sachimay Records ref: SAC 9360 year: 2003 players: Various A live revision of post free improvised language where the proposals embody the questions and answers to the actual problem. Hyperdense, continuous acoustic fabrics suddendly become less thick, allowing a paradigmatic change to shine through revealing a musical reflection that breaks loose from... Read More »

Sten Sandell Trio : Flat Iron

Sten Sandell Trio : Flat Iron

  Sten Sandell Trio Flat Iron label: Sofa Music ref: SOFA 514 year: 2004 players: Sten Sandell, Johan Berthling, Paal Nilssen-Love A live revision of post free improvised language where the proposals embody the questions and answers to the actual problem. Hyperdense, continuous acoustic fabrics suddendly become less thick, allowing a paradigmatic change to shine through revealing a musical re... Read More »

The Homosexuals : The Homosexual’s CD

The Homosexuals : The Homosexual’s CD

  The Homosexuals The Homosexual’s CD label: ReR recommended ref: ReR HS1 MRA 003 year: 1978/81-2004 players: Anton, Jim, Bruno There were a lot of bands in a hurry in that short, desperate period – bands with an excess of energy throwing off songs like sweat- but for me no other cobined that period’s energy and force with such a high level of musical intelligence, casual ge... Read More »

Moritz Peter Quartet : Cafe Luz

Moritz Peter Quartet : Cafe Luz

  Moritz Peter Quartet Cafe Luz label: Altrisuoni ref: AS 161 year: 2004 players: Moritz Peter, William Chabbey, Emmanuel Chabbey, George Brown, Carlos Werneck “After four years of performing regularly together in France and Switzerland, making a second CD was a very natural thing. For me it is a pleasure to play with the same musicians that were featured on my first CD”. ” ... Read More »

Blume/Drake/Dulin/Fuchs/Heenan/LeBaron/Mller/Wachsmann : Mo

Blume/Drake/Dulin/Fuchs/Heenan/LeBaron/Mller/Wachsmann : Mo

  Blume/Drake/Dulin/Fuchs/Heenan/LeBaron/Mller/Wachsmann Mount Washington label: Reify Recordings ref: RE001 year: 2003 players: Blume/Drake/Dulin/Fuchs/Heenan/LeBaron/Mller/Wachsmann En la lnea floreciente de este sello, bocanada de aire fresco por un grupo grande de improvisacin libre acstica. Agil escucha e interaccin, lejos de las convenciones grupales al uso dan como resultado un variado... Read More »