Yet another Nordic princess with a husky, powerful voice. This time, we have Nanna Øland Fabricius, or Oh Land, who hails from Denmark. One to keep an eye on.
After enduring the comments section of a few websites where atheists who wouldn’t know religion if it bit them on the ass, and Pentecostal/Evangelicals who are running a very close second, I needed a bit of a spiritual cleaning. Thank you, Archie Shepp. Perfect timing!
This is about as fresh as it gets for classical music. Orion a new composition by Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, debuted at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, Germany, on April 17, 2015. The piece is conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada for hr-Sinfonieorchester – Frankfurt Radio Symphony. The recording makes for wonderful listening.
This comes as a pleasant shock. Decibel were one of the great legendary RIO bands to come out of Mexico. Apparently, they’re playing music again!
I really owe all of my passion for Eastern European/Soviet Improvisational and Experimental music to one man: Leo Feigin of Leo Records. It was through his introduction, via his catalog and a few letters back and forth, that I was introduced to such artists as Vyacheslav Ganelin (the Ganelin Trio’s leader, now based in Israel), […]
4th by Finnegans Wake Finnegan’s Wake is the name of at least one other progressive rock band, but this one hails from Belgium, though now resides in Brazil, and is led by Henry Krutzen, who founded the band in 1993, and it reminds me of a chamber-rock band, not dissimilar to Rock-In-Opposition bands like Henry […]
A warm thanks to Praveer Bea for kindly posting this wonderful slab of minimal, crunchy rhythm, courtesy of Alva Noto and Pan Sonic’s Mika Vainio working under the monicker of Ø. If you wish to pick up this album, Mikro Makro, go here.
Though Ministry was always seen, rightly or wrongly, as Al Jourgensen’s band, it’s not fair to say that he was the only talent in the group. Bassist Paul Barker used Lead Into Gold as a vehicle for his own creative output. It’s a shame he didn’t do more with it.
Alexander Von Schlippenbach is one of the luminaries in the world of free jazz. He’s a fine pianist who makes full and absolute use out of his weapon of choice.
Naples is a city utterly steeped in music. I had the chance to visit briefly a few times, and each visit brought me to a deeper appreciation of the culture (if not all of its residents). Classical music, jazz, ethno, horribly embarrassing pop music – you can find it all there. Leave it to my […]