Friday 31 August 2007
The faith in the power of the guitar. The belief in the independence of the performance (the quality that differentiated and projected Paredes beyond the Coimbra ballad). To this 'Movimento Perpétuo' adds spectacle, and the artistic creations of those he wrote for. Three pieces invoke dance: 'Danças Portuguesas nº2', 'Valsa', 'Variações sob uma Dança Popular'. As had already happened in 'Guitarra Portuguesa' [Paredes' previous album], the record ends with a vocal-less 'song', 'Canção'. Again we find a film by Paulo Rocha (in the two 'Mudar de Vida' pieces) and also we see the theatre ('António Marinheiro')." João Macdonald (from the 2003 reissue CD liner notes)
"The sound quality on this is pretty raw, being that it was recorded pretty cheaply on a 2-track, so it’s not going to have the greatest sound quality. But they manage to still be able to make everything come through, just very raw though. This is a great way to hear how the Melvins sounded in their earliest days, and believe me, they didn’t sound bad at all. They put forth some great riffs, which they have added on to over the years. Still a very good recording".
"In a sense Portuguese duo Paulo Feliciano and Rafael Toral put Gunderson's concept and attitude cheerfully into musical practice. They use just about any object associated with pop culture as their instruments. As is stated in one of the pieces, they have "borrowed from everyone else's universe". The forty-six tracks, ranging from zero seconds (it is cued as such) to an exceptionally long 4' 45", defy any description that would attempt to do justice to the variety in approaches and sounds resulting from them, and to the wit and the humor with which this album has been put together.
A few scant examples should suffice. Toral and Feliciano realized a piece that everyone whose musical awareness predates the digital era must have fantasized about: glue the halves of a broken record together so that the playing area has a side A and a side B component, then play the record. On another cut, Groove Grinder, they play scratchy run-out grooves. They make some heavenly sounds with tones of a music box played with serious warpage from a sampler and a sustain guitar. They rebound the whish and whoosh from an amplified spring coil by wringing it back and forth through a sampler and entitle that in poetic jest Sonic Spring. This work is nothing short of inspired. The shining new wheelbarrow pictured on the cover illustrates what may well be their motto: "The tools you use are just as pure and clean as the use you put them to".
René van Peer, Experimental Music Instruments
Rafael Toral: tapes, noise burst guitar, turntables, harmonica wire-jamming, sampler, etc.
Paulo Feliciano: turntables, sampler, bowed cymblas, r5 prog, drums, etc.
Thursday 30 August 2007
Wednesday 29 August 2007
"Actually, The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter is pretty normal... for the first fifteen seconds of its duration. The guitar strums out a fairly ordinary rhythm, and Williamson coos out what seems to be a fairly pretty folkish melody. 'The natural cards revolve, ever changing... [click 15 seconds click] ....seeded elsewhere planted in the ga-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-rden fair... gro-o-o-o-ow tree-e-es! gro-o-o-o-ow trees!' At this moment 'Koeeoaddi There' [original spelling preserved] lifts off the ground, and there's no turning back. At no single moment are you able to predict whatever is going to happen at the "single moment plus one" point. It's not like the conception of verse and chorus has been completely abandoned, nor do they always turn away from the idea of repetition of instrumental and vocal themes. But repetition and choruses are treated on par with lack thereof - it doesn't seem to matter much to these guys if they do repeat something or not, it sort of depends on the vibe they're getting". George Starostin
"Campbell Scott (Roger Dodger, Big Night) reads this audiobook, and his soothing voice is a nice counterpoint to the suspense of the plot. The book is told mostly from Clay's point of view, but the occasional voice changes are handled deftly. There are, however, a few places towards the end where it sounds like another reader's voice is spliced in for the odd phrase, making me curious about the process of recording and producing an audiobook, but not distracting too much from the listening experience".
Tuesday 28 August 2007
1. Lol Coxhill - The Red Flag
2. Heiner Goebbels - Die Befreiung des Prometheus
3. Jon Rose + Otomo Yoshihide - Ping pong, King Kong
4. Maarten Altena Ensemble - America is Waiting
5. Steve Beresford + Jon Raskin + Otomo Yoshihide - Release the Bats
6. Phil Minton + Veryan Weston - And Who's Next?
7. Steve Adams + Pat Thomas - SAT
8. Rova - Freedom in Fragments (extract)
9. Specchio Ensemble - Appendice alla Suite no. 1 (Remix)
10. Oban Sax Quartet - Mubak
11. Phil Minton + Veryan Weston - Elephant
12. Rova: Freedom in Fragments.
13. Specchio Ensemble: Collettivo Diretto #5
14. N.O.R.M.A. + Chris Cutler + Phil Minton - Trains tango
15. Heiner Goebbels - Die Befreiung des Prometheus (extract)
16. Mike cooper + Lol Coxhill + Chris Cutler + Edoardo Marraffa + Luigi Mosso + Larry Ochs + Jon Raskin + Pat Thomas - It Slipped my Mind
17. Lol Coxhill - Jumping Flea
18. Lol Coxhill - Oh, I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside
19. Lol Coxhill - BMT Pot Pourri
20. Phil Minton + Veryan Weston - Copswebs
21. Rova - Freedom in Fragments (extract)
22. Jon Rose + Otomo Yoshihide - TV Shopping
23. Phil Minton + Veryan Weston - Rain or Hail
24. Lol Coxhill – Retreat
Recorded 2-7 March 1995, Angelica Festivale Internazionale di Musica, Quinta Edizione, Bologna.
See the release documenting the 1991 edition (Angelica '91) at Lucky's Cut-Out
1. Core Sample
(e) Now We've Done It
2. From Dust
3. A Violin Sentiment
(a) Ants in Panic
(b) Help Me Out (of Here)
(c) City that Never Wakes
(d) Hear It
(e) Ignore It
(f) A Dream
(g) So Easy...
(h) ... To Get Up
(i) Feel It
4. One Breath at a Time
Lesli Dalaba - trumpet, truba
Herb Robertson - trumpet, cornet
Elliott Sharp - slab, guitar, bass clarinet
Sussan Deihim - vocals
Jim Katzin - violin
David Linton - drums
Charles K. Noyes - drums, saw
Jeff Greinke - sampled trumpet
Zlatne Ustne Brass Band - truba, alto sax, baritone horn, tuba, percussion
rapidshare part1 : part2 @320
Saturday 25 August 2007
1. Synapse 8:17
2. Antennae 13:21
3. Silent Treatment 7:35
4. Stare Into A Lightbulb For Three Years 13:30
5. Human Pyramid 9:22
6. Elevator 15:09
7. Virtual Whatever 6:45
Joe Morris: guitar
Nate McBride: bass
Jerome Deupree: drums
Friday 24 August 2007
"This recording documents Cassiber's first and only visit to Tokyo, where they gave concerts on two consecutive evenings in October 1992. There were to be only two more appearances - both at the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon that December - before the band, after ten years of continuous work, quietly ceased to exist. Just before they left for Japan they invited Shinoda Masami to join them for the concerts, a collaboration that was both rewarding and pleasurable. A little over a month later he suddenly died at the age of 34, leaving the promise that he and Cassiber had exchanged for a second collaboration never to be fulfilled.
The second CD is a collection of pieces by Otomo Yoshihide and Ground Zero, which takes the live recordings of Cassiber's live performance in Tokyo as source material and reworks them by way of sampling, remixing, addition, and re-performance. It is an expression of Otomo's respect and homage to Cassiber and to Shinoda Masami and, as the last recording under the name Ground Zero, marks the end of the group which has been the main project for the past seven years". Noda Shigenori and Chris Cutler.
Christoph Anders: vocals, guitar, samples.
Heiner Goebbels: vocals, guitar, violin, piano, samples.
Chris Cutler: drums, percussion.
Shinoda Masami: alto sax.
Otomo Yoshihide: turntables, rhythm box, guitar, hard disk, CD-J.
Masuko Tatsuki: DX7
Nagata Kazunao: ARP 2600
Yagi Michiyo: 21 string koto, teeth clack
Sachiko M: sampler
Uemura Masahiro: drums
Hirose Junji: tenor sax
Naruyoshi Kikuchi: tenor sax
Yasuhiro Otani: computer
Chino Syuichi: piano, organ.
Otani Yasuhiro: computerNasuno Mitsuru : bassYoshigaki Yasuhiro: drums.
Check comments for details
link @320 (here again)
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Check some other records by members of Cassiber here, there, elsewhere and in this location, courtesy of Lucky's Cut-Out and Spring's Spring Any Day Now.
3. Tom Violence
4. White Kross
5. Kotton Krown
6. Stereo Sanctity
7. Brother James
8. Pipeline/Kill Time
9. Catholic Block
10. Tuff Gnarl
11. Death Valley '69
12. Beauty Lies In The Eye
13. Expressway To Yr. Skull
14. Pacific Coast Hiway
16. I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You
17. Today Yr. Love, Tomorrow The World
18. Beat On The Brat
Wednesday 22 August 2007
"WOWOW is a five-section piece that reflects my influences, from the earliest jazz in the 20th century right up to our present time of the eve of the 21st century. This piece is dedicated to Duke Ellington"
"The Yellow Sound, a seven-section piece written for the NOW Orchestra, is a loose interpretation of a text from the Blake Reiter Almanac (1912), by visionary Russian artist Wassily Kandinsly, whose writings on the aesthetics of art, the problems of form, and the integration of universal elements (the correlation of colour and sound) have been an inspiration to me"
Ron Samworth: guitar.
Paul Plimley: piano.
Kate Hammett-Vaughan: voice
Graham Ord: tenor, alto, soprano saxes, flute, piccolo.
Mark Nodwell: soprano sax.
Ralph Eppel: trombone.
Rod Murray: trombone.
Brad Muirhead: bass trombone, tuba.
John Korsrud: trumpet, flugelhorn.
Bill Clark: trumpet, flugelhorn.
Peggy Lee: cello.
Paul Blaney: bass.
Clyde Reed: bass.
Dylan van der Schyff: drums
George Lewis: trombone.
Vinny Golia: clarinets, flutes, saxes.
Paul Cram: clarinet, tenor sax.
Recorded at the New Orchestra Workshop's 20th anniversay in November 1997.
Released by Spool Record in 1999.
Tracks 1 and 2:
A host of pop and not so pop artists, including Messiaen, Zappa, Pink Floyd, Stravinsky, Doors, Who Else?
Thursday 16 August 2007
Recorded in the halcyon days of the loft-jazz scene, Crystals is a somewhat more accessible affair than one would expect. In the experimental big band tradition of Muhal Richard Abrams, Anthony Braxton and Sun Ra, Sam Rivers' first big band album makes a fine contribution to this often under-sung genre.
The opening cut, "Exultation" lives up to its title. Horn lines weave around each other as River's soprano snakes through them, never flagging in intensity. "Tranquility" follows, with a funky acoustic bass and tuba ostinato leading the ensemble into a mid-tempo groove. "Postlude" is a short interlude that leads into the albums second side, starting with "Bursts," a scorching free-bop feature for River's furious tenor. The march-like collective improvisation "Orb" takes the energy level down just a notch to prepare for the climactic closer, "Earth Song".
Embracing the discordant linear quality of Muhal Abrams writing, albeit less rigid, more swinging and occasionally even funky, Rivers big band compositions are more accessible than Braxton's but further out than anything Mingus had attempted at the time. While Crystals may be the blueprint for his more recent big band albums, it is more than just a historical curiosity. Not for the faint of heart, Crystals is creative orchestral music at it's most challenging and rewarding. Troy Collins
6. Earth Song
Sam Rivers: arranger, conductor, soprano & tenor saxs.
Fred Kelly: soprano, alto & baritone saxs, flute, piccolo
Joe Ferguson: soprano & alto saxs, flute
Roland Alexander: soprano & tenor saxs, flute, African flute
Paul Jeffrey: tenor sax, flute, bassett horn
Sinclair Acey, Ted Daniel, Richard Williams: trumpet, flugelhorn
Charles Majeed Greenlee, Charles Stephens: trombone
Joe Daley: euphonium, tuba
Gregory Maker: bass
Warren Smith: drums
Harold Smith: percussion
Mark Hosler, Ian Allen and David Wills: Conception and Production
David Wills: Narration
Mark's Dad: Whistling
link @320 (vinyl rip) [Re-Up]
Wednesday 15 August 2007
Post-colonial Dutch Gamelan, from blues to electroacoustics.
1. Soekarno Blues (Willem Breuker)
2. Ghending (Per Norgard)
3. Carilon (Jan-Rokus v. Roosendael)
4. Kaleidoscoop (Sinta Wullur)
5. Orkes Bercahaya (Roderik de Man)
6. Cannibal Mass (Jacob ter Veldhuis)
7. Sonata da Camara (Klaus Kuiper)
link @320 [Re-Up]
Sunday 12 August 2007
Kato Hideki: Bass
Zeena Parkins: Electric Harp, Keyboard, Accordion
Hahn Rowe: Guitar
Jim Stanley: Trombone
David Watson: Bagpipes, Guitar
Catherine Jauniaux: Vocal
John Zorn: Clarinet
1. Slush (2:36)
2. Woke Up Aghast (3:18)
3. Angler Fish (3:48)
4. Shiver (3:10)
5. Recipe (4:09)
6. Loops (3:28)
7. Kiss Of Fire (3:44)
8. Eight Million Ways To Die (4:20)
9. Clapper (2:49)
10. Dau Miu (4:10)
11. Hive (5:13)
link @320 [Re-Up]
Richard di Santo, Incursion
link @320 [Re-Up]
Lee Morgan: trumpet
Julian Priested: trombone
Bennie Maupin: tenor sax
Melvin Sparks: guitar
Lonnie Smith: organ
Leo Morris: drums
Saturday 11 August 2007
Friday 10 August 2007
If you can find a bluesman more heartbreaking than this one, please put him in jail.
1. Poor Boy, Long Ways from Home
2. Boys You're Welcome
3. Joe Turner's Blues
4. First Shot Missed Him
5. Farther Along
6. Funky Butt
7. Spider Spider
8. Waiting For You
9. Shortnin' Bread
10. Trouble I've Had It All My Days
11. Let The Mermaids Flirt With Me
12. Good Morning Carrie
13. Nobody Cares For Me
14. All Night Long
15. Hey Honey Right Away
16. You've Got To Die
17. Goodnight Irene
Total Time 34:15 © 2005
Recorded on 15 and 16 April 2004, Bologna, Italy
Cover design by Fhievel and Luca Sigurtà
1. Ground Zero - Lam Cheng-ying
2. Uchihashi Kazuhisa - Solo Guitar
3. U.S. Maple - I Found a Place to Have My Kittens
4. Xome - Children Recognizing Meat as a Main Dish
5. Pencilneck - This Close
6. 7000 Dying Rats - If I Can't Understand It..., I'll Crush It
7. James Plotkin - Event Horizon
8. Tsunoda Tsuguto - Rena+Ami
9. Ruins - Still Live
10. Jim O'Rourke - Milena Dravic
11. Liminal - 04.16.94.21.24.20
12. Akiyama-Sugimoto - Blues for Prince Myshkin
13. Cult Junk Cafe - The Jackson Stomp
14. Melt Banana - Party-Hat
15. Lumbar Trio - The Resonance Handbook
16. Altered States - Mosaic (Excerpt)
17. Yasuhiro Ohtani - A Memory Book
18. Otomo Yoshihide - Guitar Solo
19. Flying Luttenbachers - This Is What We Do to Our Enemies
20. TV Pow - Big Fat Fuckin Zero
Thursday 9 August 2007
Comrade Michael Gerald (b, v)
1. Genetic Transmission
4. Napalm (Terminal Patient)
5. Cry from the Sanatorium
6. Baby Blue Eyes
8. Internal Bleeding
9. Chamber Music
11. The Agony of the Plasma
12. Day of Pigs
13. Wars of Islam
14. Maladia Europa (the European Sickness)
Oblivion: synths, electronic rythms, tapes, vocals, shenai, syncussion, machinery, metal percussion
NE/H/L: synths, electronic rythms, tapes
Pinker: drums, syncussion, metal percussion
Kenny Garrett (as-fl)
Foley McCreary (g)
Robert Irving III (kb)
Adam Holzman (kb)
Darryl Jones (dm)
Rudy Bird (perc)
Chromatic extravaganza from the deep, sociological voice of Nordine.
Ken Nordine: Vocals, Creation
Richard Campbell: Flute, Vibes, Marimba, Harpsichord, Drums
buy the record at FMP.