Music

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Adamson, Barry

Barry Adamson – I will set you Free: Retro Rock with a serve of Irony

Addison Groove

Addison Groove – Transistor Rhythm: A pleasant surprise

Akiyama, Tetuzi

Omni – Hideki, Akiyama and Nakamura move away from the conventional aspects of time. (music review)

Alcatraz

Alcatraz: Vampire State Building – The uncompromising devotion to Prog/Kraut Rock goes Jazz.

Alien City

Alien City – Alien City (1979): A little pre-punk in the post -punk era.

Altman, Laura

as is – Monica Brooks and Laura Altman push sound around a room.

Ambarchi, Oren

Oren Ambarchi – Audience of One: And one is all it takes

Anal Magic

Anal Magic and Rev. Dwight Frizzell – Beyond the Black Crack: Insane as Insane gets

Alternative TV

Alternative TV – The Image has Cracked

Archaia

Love love love Archaia

Art Bears

Art Bears – Winter Songs and The World as it is Today

Association P.C.

Association P.C.: Erna Morena – Jazz fusion/prog/avant garde Canterbury oriented sound

B

Baron, Marc

Marc Baron – ∩: Outsider music at its most outside

Bardo Pond

Bardo Pond – Yantra: Three epic tracks of dense textural landscape. (music review)

Battus, Paul

Toc Sine – Drawings: Music defining the act of creation.

Baxley, Kail

Keep one eye out for Kail Baxley – Heatstroke / The Wind and the War – (Music Review)

Bennink, Han

Han Bennink – Nerve Beats: A man becomes his drum. (music review)

Bergerault, Claire

Mune – Claire Bergerault and Jean-Luc Guionnet use sound against the signifier.

Beuger, Antoine

Antoine Beuger – s’approcher s’éloigner s’absenter – The acceptance and awareness of silence. (music review)

Biglietto per l’Inferno

Biglietto per l’Inferno: Italian Prog takes the world by storm – eventually!

Black Cracker

Incisions by Black Cracker – The already music shuffling from immanence to silence and back again.

Blamey, Peter

Peter Blamey – Forage: the sound of Kafkas Burrow.

Bley, Paul

Paul Bley – Open, to love: One of the most influential solo piano recordings in history.

Boards of Canada

Board’s of Canada – Geogaddi: Music as manipulation.

Brainstorm

Brainstorm – Smile a while! Add a little Jazz fusion to your day.

Brandlmayr, Martin

Brandlmayr, Dafeldecker, Fennesz – Till the old world’s blown up and a new one is created.

Broadcast

Everyone’s talking about Berberian Sound Studio and Broadcast (music review)

Brooks, Monica

as is – Monica Brooks and Laura Altman push sound around a room.

Brötzmann, Peter

Sonore – Oto: Every assertion automatically becomes its opposite.

Bryars, Gavin

Gavin Bryars: “The Sinking of the Titanic” and “Jesus Blood Never Failed me yet” – Pure beauty.

C

Capece, Lucio

Wedding Ceremony – experiencing sound detached from its source.

Catherine Ribeiro+Alpes

CATHERINE RIBEIRO+ALPES— PAIX

Ciani, Suzanne

Suzanne Ciani – Atari and other forms of love

Chamberpot

Chamberpot – S/T – rare rare rare jazz.

The Chap

The Chap: We are nobody

Cohen, Leonard

Retro Love – Songs of Leonard Cohen
Leonard Cohen: Old Ideas – god bless the man who will not rest.
My favorite Leonard Cohen Album: Songs of Love and Hate.

Cooper, Mike

Radio Paradise – Mike Cooper In Beirut: Pynchon, Hawaiian shirts and The (deconstructed) Blues.
Mike Cooper – White Shadows in the South Seas: Exotica for the dawn of a new age. (music review)

Coster, Tim

Tim Coster – A place in the Sun. Music to end time to.

Cow, Henry

Henry Cow – In Praise of Learning: Art is not a mirror, it’s a hammer.

D

D.A.F.

Alles ist gut – DAF give us sound sex.

Dafeldecker, Werner

Brandlmayr, Dafeldecker, Fennesz – Till the old world’s blown up and a new one is created.

Davies, Rhodri

Rhodri Davies | Dominic Lash – Delicate Double Bass, Harp and Wind

The Deep Freez Mice

The deep Freeze Mice – music for the future of somewhere.

Dome

Dome #1 – A little retro punk pleasure

Doyle, Roger

Thalia – Roger Doyle bent on the road to brilliance. (Music Review)

Dubrovay, László

László Dubrovay – “A² “/ Oscillations Nos. 1-3
Denley, Jim
Your Breath on my Lips – Jim Denley and the intimacies of the natural.

Denny, Martin

Martin Denny – Exotic Moog: Exotica in a quiet village.

Destroyer

Kaputt: Destroyers super album of 2011

Dilloway, Aaron

The Squid – Aaron Dilloway & C Spencer Yeh go deep.

Drumm, Kevin

Kevin Drumm – Sheer Hellish Miasma:

Doubleheart

Doubleheart – Salsa Apocalypto makes me wanna dance dance dance.

Dunn, David

David Dunn | Patrick Farmer and Sarah Hughes – Bees and Ducks and Sound

E

Eckhardt, Julia

Wedding Ceremony – experiencing sound detached from its source.

Eclipsing

Eclipsing – Dream Boat: Floating to the other side. (Music Review)

Eiliff

Eiliff – Eiliff (1971): Fuse into a little jazz fusion

Eubanks, Brian

777 – Ryu Hankil and Bryan Eubanks are the confessional outsider. (Music review)

F

Farmer, Patrick

The Cat from Cat Hill – Loris. Music that meanders through my subterranean caverns.
Patrick Farmer and Dominic Lash – Bestiaries
David Dunn | Patrick Farmer and Sarah Hughes – Bees and Ducks and Sound
Bear Ground – The sound of objects / the object of sound.
Like Falling out of Trees into Collectors Albums – Patrick Farmer and the field.

Farmers By Nature

Farmers By Nature: Out of this world Distortions

Fennesz, Christian

Brandlmayr, Dafeldecker, Fennesz – Till the old world’s blown up and a new one is created.

Friendsound

Friendsound – Joyride: Time to chill.

Funke, Maxine

Felt – Maxine Funke and the lightness of the subterranean touch.

 

G

Galaxo Babies

Glaxo Babies – Nine months to the Disco

Gotan Project

Breakthrough sometimes breaks through – Why I still love Gotan Project

Granberg, Magnus

Skogen – Ist gefallen in den Schnee: Music with the lightest touch.

Greenlief, Phillip

That Overt Desire of Object – Leandre and Greenlief produce sound as longing.

Guionnet, Jean-Luc

Mune – Claire Bergerault and Jean-Luc Guionnet use sound against the signifier.
Toc Sine – Drawings: Music defining the act of creation.
Gulda, Friedrich
Friedrich Gulda – Jazz Austrian style

Gustafsson, Matts

Sonore – Oto: Every assertion automatically becomes its opposite.

H

Hampton Grease Band

Hampton Grease Band – Music to Eat: Insanity as music. (Music Review)

Hancock, Herbie

Hear O Israel: A Prayer Ceremony in Jazz or How to keep the young at the synagogue.

Hankil, Ryu

Sannakji – Roberto Mallo, Miguel Prado, Ryu Hankil: subject subverted to sound.
Ryu Hankil – Description for Other things
Ryu Hankil – The Sound of one hand Typing
777 – Ryu Hankil and Bryan Eubanks are the confessional outsider. (Music review)

Harper, Twig

Twig Harper – Twig Harper Hanson Records

Harris, Stefon

Stefon Harris: Takes me to heaven on a cloud of Kindred beauty.

Hideki, Kato

Omni – Hideki, Akiyama and Nakamura move away from the conventional aspects of time. (music review)

Hobo Cubes

Hobo Cubes – Modern synth with a touch of inner peace.

Hoffman-Richter, Heins

Heins Hoffman-Richter – Music to Freak Your Friends and Break your Lease.

Hughes, Sarah

The Cat from Cat Hill – Loris. Music that meanders through my subterranean caverns.
David Dunn | Patrick Farmer and Sarah Hughes – Bees and Ducks and Sound

The Human League

Getting In League with the Humans
Midge Ure

I

Iatrogenics

Iatrogenics – Various artists and an overwhelming optimism. (music review)

Ikin, Kane

Strangers – Kane Ikin and David Wenngren speak across the miles.

Issue

Issue: Moonroof makes me love cars

J

Jarmusch, Jim

Jozef Van Wissem and Jim Jarmusch: Concerning the Entrance into Eternity – the spirit of a new music.

Jerman, Jeph

Jeph Jerman and the sound of bands, gongs and drone. (music review)

Jewell, Ryan

Bear Ground – The sound of objects / the object of sound.

The Joe Harriott Quintet

The Joe Harriott Quintet: Abstract – Free Jazz was never so free

Johnny On The Spot

Johnny on the Spot – Steelesque and the Pittsburgh sound. (music review)

Jones, Bonnie

Green just as I could see – Andrea Neumann and Bonnie Jones provoke our symbolist “face”.

Jones, Daniel

The Cat from Cat Hill – Loris. Music that meanders through my subterranean caverns.

Josh Quinlan Quartet

Mountain Time Standards – Josh Quinlan Quintet: Jazz Colorado Style

K

Kahn, Jason

Jason Kahn: Perception of the space through sound

Kang, Judy

Judy Kang – Judy Kang reimagines our relationsihp with the classical. (Music review)

Karen Cooper Complex

Karen Cooper Complex – ShinJukub Boardwalk

Kerbaj, Mazen

“A” Trio – Music to our Ears: Acoustic Improv goes Electric

Kesten, Christian

Wedding Ceremony – experiencing sound detached from its source.

King Dude

King Dude: Burning Daylight – a little dark / a little light.

Kurzmann, Christof

aso – Ami Yoshida and Christof Kurzmann mirror the mirrors mirror. (music review)

L

La Casa, Eric

Eric La Casa and Tarab – Sounds of magnified beauty.

La Monte Young

La Monte Young: The Black Record – Layer upon layer of sound.

Lambkin, Graham

The Breadwinner – Graham Lambkin and Jason Lescalleet make art out of the everyday.
Air Supply – Graham Lambkin and Jason Lescalleet go deeper into the realm of the Breadwinner.

Lard Free

Lard Free: I’m Around About Midnight – Freakout French prog-post-jazz

Lash, Dominique

Rhodri Davies | Dominic Lash – Delicate Double Bass, Harp and Wind
Patrick Farmer and Dominic Lash – Bestiaries
Droplets – Dominic Lash moving sound around

Leandre, Joelle

That Overt Desire of Object – Leandre and Greenlief produce sound as longing.

Lescalleet, Jason

The Breadwinner – Graham Lambkin and Jason Lescalleet make art out of the everyday.
Air Supply – Graham Lambkin and Jason Lescalleet go deeper into the realm of the Breadwinner.

Loderbauer, Max

Conrad Schnitzler – Ricardo Villalobos – Max Loderbauer – Zug reshaped and remodeled

M

Maajun

Maajun – French prog 70′s style with a tiny bit of everything else.

Majkowski, Mike

Tremolo – Mike Majkowski’s writhing sound. (music review)

Malatesta, Enrico

Enrico Malatesta – Bestiario Volume 2

Mallo, Roberto

Sannakji – Roberto Mallo, Miguel Prado, Ryu Hankil: subject subverted to sound.

Malfatti, Radu

Wedding Ceremony – experiencing sound detached from its source.

Marcoeur, Albert

Albert Marcoeur: Album a Colorier – Resisting definition

Martirano, Salvatore

Salvatore Martirano: Ballad (1966)

Milton, Matt

Bear Ground – The sound of objects / the object of sound.

Mister OTT

Mister OTT – Matthew Ottignon and the homage to Ethiopian jazz love. (music review)

McLuhan, Marshall

Marshall McLuhan – The Medium is the Me(a)ssage: Art is anything you can get away with

N

Nakamura, Toshimaru

Omni – Hideki, Akiyama and Nakamura move away from the conventional aspects of time. (music review)
Wedding Ceremony – experiencing sound detached from its source.

The Necks

The Necks at the Sydney Opera House – I was there!

Negativland

Negativland: Points – Music collage and Music scandal.

Night Sun

Night Sun – Mournin’ : Kraut / Prog / Doom / boogie cool.

Neumann, Andrea

Green just as I could see – Andrea Neumann and Bonnie Jones provoke our symbolist “face”.

O

Ono

Ono – Ennui: A really good reason to love the 80′s (Music Review)

Onward Chariots

Onward Chariots – This is my confession (music review)

Owen, Ben

Ben Owen – Scored Instruction for Durations / Michael Pisaro – Ascending Series (2.1)

P

Panabrite

Panabrite: The Baroque Atrium – experiments with electronic sound. (music review)

Pettigrew, Sam

Sam Pettigrew – Domestic Smear: Bass as Theatre

Pisaro, Michael

Hearing Metal 1 – Michael Pisaro connects with the Source
Ben Owen – Scored Instruction for Durations / Michael Pisaro – Ascending Series (2.1)
Michael Pisaro: stages of musical development – in touch with the divine listening experience.
Michael Pisaro/Taku Sugimoto – 2 seconds / b minor / wave

Poitr, Derek

Raj – Derek Piotr and the relentless march toward a new horizon. (music review)

Prado, Miguel

Sannakji – Roberto Mallo, Miguel Prado, Ryu Hankil: subject subverted to sound.

Pythagoron Inc. 1977

Pythagoron Inc. 1977 – Electronica at its most mystical. (music review)

Q

Queen

Why I still love Queen, even after my discovery of good music.

R

Radigue, Elaine

Elaine Radigue: The sound of thoughts

Ray Russell Quartet

Ray Russell Quartet – Dragon Hill: Avant Garde tipping off the edge of trad.

Riley, Terry

A Rainbow in Curved Air: An overdubbed virtuoso.

Roil

Roil – Frost Frost: Jazz Improv and beauty alive and well in Sydney

Rowe, Keith

Keith Rowe and John Tilbury: E.E. Tension and Circumstance – A concert I wish I hadn’t missed.
Christian Wolf / Keith Rowe – together again, Erstlive 010 (music review)

Rustie

Rustie : Glass Swords reaches the dabblers and the hardcore

S

Samla Mammas Manna

Samla Mammas Manna’s Maltid: Prog Rock the way it was meant to be.

Sangtae, Jin

Jin Sangtae – Sacrifice 2 : Sounds stretched to a parallel sequence in me.

Sehnaoui, Sharif

“A” Trio – Music to our Ears: Acoustic Improv goes Electric

Stiebler, Ernstalbrecht

Ernstalbrecht Stiebler – Minimalism Maximised

Schnitzler, Conrad

Conrad Schnitzler: Endtime – A final farewell
Conrad Schnitzler – Ricardo Villalobos – Max Loderbauer – Zug reshaped and remodeled

Sid Chip Sounds

Sid Chip Sounds – The Music of the Commodore 64

Skogen

Skogen – Ist gefallen in den Schnee: Music with the lightest touch.

Skeleton$

Skeleton$ – music love from New York City

Sugimoto, Taku

Michael Pisaro/Taku Sugimoto – 2 seconds / b minor / wave
Wedding Ceremony – experiencing sound detached from its source.

Sun City Girls

Sun City Girls: Djinn Funnel

Sun Ra

Sun Ra: the sun always rises

T

Tasogare – Various artists

Tasogare: Twilight. The light between day and night. Music as pure beauty.

Taj Mahal Travellers

Taj Mahal Travelers: soul-ploughed lust to thrill to.

Talibam!

Talibam! – music as a new species.
Puff up the Volume – Talibam! Music as a refusal. (Music review)

Tarab

Eric La Casa and Tarab – Sounds of magnified beauty.

Tazartes, Ghedalia

Ghedalia Tazartes – 1996 – Une Eclipse Totale du Soleil. Taste the strange.

Thomas, David

Bear Ground – The sound of objects / the object of sound.

Tilbury, John

Keith Rowe and John Tilbury: E.E. Tension and Circumstance – A concert I wish I hadn’t missed.

TMO

The Metropolitan Orchestra – Claire Edwardes Plays Rojas (music review)

Tokyo Kid Brothers

Tokyo Kid Brothers – Throw Away The Books, Let’s Go Into The Streets (1971)

Tristano,  Lennie

The Complete Keynote recordings – Lennie Tristano: Start your Easter in style.

Tronics

Tronics: Love Backed by force – Early 80′s post-punk DIY.

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V

VA

VA – Fukushima! Artists answer the call for beauty. (Music Review) Disc One
VA – Fukushima! Artists answer the call for beauty. (Music Review) Disc Two

Van Etten, Sharon

Sharon Van Etten: Getting on the bandwagon like a Tramp.

Van Wissem, Jozef

Jozef Van Wissem and Jim Jarmusch: Concerning the Entrance into Eternity – the spirit of a new music.

Vander, Christian

Christian Vander Ẁurdah Ïtah: Prog Rock passion with a direction all of his own

 Vandermark, Ken

Sonore – Oto: Every assertion automatically becomes its opposite.

Vijay Iyer Trio

Vijay Iyer Trio – Accelerando

Villalobos, Ricardo

Conrad Schnitzler – Ricardo Villalobos – Max Loderbauer – Zug reshaped and remodeled

W

Waits, Tom

Bad as Me: Tom Waits and the new jazz.

Wolf, Christian

Christian Wolf / Keith Rowe – together again, Erstlive 010 (music review)

Waxahatchee

American Weekend : Waxahatchee – the dark night of the soul in song.

The Weeknd

The Weeknd: Thursday
The Weeknd: Echoes of Silence
The Weeknd – House of Balloons: R&B chic horror

Wenngren, David

Strangers – Kane Ikin and David Wenngren speak across the miles.

White, Alex

Alex White – Genuine Instability: Intensity pushed to the edge

White, Jack

Jack White – Blunderbuss: Not a review.

X

Y

Yassin, Reed

“A” Trio – Music to our Ears: Acoustic Improv goes Electric

Yeh, C Spencer

The Squid – Aaron Dilloway & C Spencer Yeh go deep.

Yoshida, Ami

aso – Ami Yoshida and Christof Kurzmann mirror the mirrors mirror. (music review)

Z

Lists

Wire magazines 100 records that set the World on Fire while no one was Listening

Wire’s 100 records that set the world on fire while no one was listening: 1-10
Wire’s 100 Records that set the world on fire while no one was listening. 11-20
Wire’s 100 Records that set the world on fire while no one was listening. 21 – 25
Wire’s 100 Records that set the world on fire while no one was listening. 26-30
Wire’s 100 Records that set the world on fire while no one was listening. 31 – 35
Wire’s 100 Records that set the world on fire while no one was listening. 36 – 40
Wire’s 100 Records that set the world on fire while no one was listening. 41 – 45
Wire’s 100 Records that set the world on fire while no one was listening. 46 – 50
Wire’s 100 Records that set the world on fire while no one was listening.51-55
Wire’s 100 Records that set the world on fire while no one was listening.56-60
Wire’s 100 Records that set the world on fire while no one was listening. 61 – 65
Wire’s 100 Records that set the world on fire while no one was listening. 66 – 70
Wire’s 100 Records that set the world on fire while no one was listening. 71 – 75
Wire’s 100 Records that set the world on fire while no one was listening. 76 – 80
Wire’s 100 Records that set the world on fire while no one was listening. 81 – 85
Wire’s 100 Records that set the world on fire while no one was listening. 86 – 90
Wire’s 100 Records that set the world on fire while no one was listening. 96 – 100

The Creel Pone Label

Creel Pone: Set your mind free and your body will follow.
Creel Pone #2: Experimental music at its most embracing.
Creel Pone #3 : Journey through sound
Creel Pone #4: Take me to Electronic Heaven
Creel Pone #5 : Who are they, where do they come from, why are they here?
Creel Pone #6: Roots of Electronic Sounds
Creel Pone #7 – Vocals and Electronic noise.