Post Tagged with: "Experimental Jazz"

Kryshe :: March of the Mysterious (Serein)

A highly spacious and deeply absorbing piece of sonic expressivity that sucks you deep into the rabbit hole. German musician, producer, multi-instrumentalist and a member of the experimental/classical/ambient project Unland, Christian Grothe, returns as Kryshe with a wonderful new album on the excellent Serein imprint. As stated on the press release, March of the Mysterious […]

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GLOBAL NOISE :: The Great Harry Hillman, Tatran, Notilus

Rebellious, eclectic post-jazz theatricality from Swiss/German quartet The Great Harry Hillman, incendiary, otherworldly abstraction from Tel Aviv’s three-piece band Tatran, and futuristic, explosive fusions from French quintet Notilus. Three albums by three innovative young acts who boldly pave creatively boundless and captivatingly individual sonic paths. The Great Harry Hillman :: Tilt (Cuneiform) The Great Harry […]

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SubtractiveLAD :: Sustain / Release (Self-Released)

A clearly recommended corpus of warm and delicately touching ambient compositions. SubtractiveLAD is the project of Vancouver-based sound designer Stephen Hummel. A handful of materials have been published on n5MD. Sustain / Release is self-published and is offered as a digital album. It is a collection of highly emotional, dream-like and languorous soundscapes, droned-based guitar textures which can easily […]

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Five questions with Joe Acheson

The man behind Hidden Orchestra talks about his latest work, Reorchestrations—an eclectic suite of seven tracks by experimental/classical/folk musicians, brilliantly re-orchestrated by Acheson. Across a space of thirty-four minutes the mind-stirring manipulation, cunning morphing and sharp groove of Hidden Orchestra assertively reinterpret effective works by some of Acheson’s peers and collaborators. What was it about […]

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SONIC EXPOSURE :: Schnellertollermeier

“A small, completely harmonic and quiet part in the right place can have a much bigger impact if something really sharp and harsh or brutal or completely abstract happened before, and vice versa.” One compact organism You probably won’t hear a Schnellertollermeier track on the radio; the Swiss trio’s name bluntly shouts no commercial potential, […]

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Spin Marvel :: Infolding (RareNoise)

A mind-bending and skull-cracking hour of dreamy, hazy ambient drifts, explosive free jazz explorations and bursts of electronic esoterica. From day one the people over at RareNoise have set a goal for themselves: putting out outrageous, genre-bending, innovative music. So far, they have been delivering the goods. With the latest offering by the London-based multifaceted […]

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SONIC EXPOSURE :: The Kandinsky Effect

“While musically stretching can be risky, the nature of our improvisation is that the soloist is the climber, and the rest of the band is the rope. We always get pulled back in. Sometimes it’s the recovery that is the most fun and interesting—especially from the audience perspective. That’s what makes it a different show […]

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Lorenzo Senni :: Superimpositions (Boomkat Editions)

Superimpositions is cannier, burrowing inward to locate our limbic triggers, note by note. “Pure appreciation.” Desperate plea or empty promise? In an era of sky-high concept inherited from our modernist lineage, of publicity spin gone gonzo, of commodification and content strip mining, expressed in our virtual vernacular of the viral, is it possible to truly […]

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Chat Noir :: Elec3Cities (RareNoise)

There’s no doubt every seeker of adventurous jazz should explore this trio’s music, and Elec3Cities can be a wonderful starting point. Chat Noir’s wildest and boldest effort yet. With Elec3Cities RareNoise not only supplied me with lovely music, it also introduced me to a great trio I haven’t heard of before. Considering my taste in […]

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Sonar :: Static Motion (Cuneiform)

Static Motion bewitches with unique sonic rituals that beautifully combine mystery and power. This is simply captivating music by four skillful guys who think outside of the box and defy classification. Sonar‘s sound architecture is complex and raw, but very rewarding to the attentive ear. It strikes with surgical precision and is full of young […]

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