The Post-Decadent Singers are a group led by Mexican guitarist Hector Javier (H.J.) Ayala. Mellow, shimmering, improvisational music. H.J. is a cut above so many other experimental musicians out there. For more on Hector’s music, consider visiting his Bandcamp site.
Witch house and its related genres are areas I can’t claim to have a great knowledge of. It’s made worse when I can’t pronounce the names of half of the bands, or their song titles, due to cute tricks played by these children who, I doubt, know the meanings of what they’re using as names …
John Tejada is, by far, one of the most creative techno composers operating today. Certainly among the best in the United States.
The kings of Japanese Noise, Hijokaidan, have finally entered the digital music market.
Destruktionsanstalt is one of several monikers used by Danish composer Per Najbjerg Odderskov. Per is no stranger to this blog, as we had the pleasure of reviewing his previous release, Swedenborg, a master work of bleak ambient music. His latest release, Ex Bello Volaptus, builds on that foundation, at once creating something akin to SPK …
The Amadinda Percussion Group does honor to this Lukas Ligeti composition. For more on Lukas, read this New York Times writeup here.
The Medeo Ensemble were a jazz-fusion band out of Almaty, Kazakhstan (then a part of the USSR). As far as I can tell, this is the only album they ever released, but it holds up nicely.
Garth Knox’s name is very familiar to me, as he was a member of the Arditti Quartet, whose interpretations of contemporary classical composers are flawless. Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh is a new name, as is the instrument he’s performing on, the hardanger d’amore.
The Durutti Column provide a shimmering instrumental from 1980 as Father’s Day nears.
Thanks ever so much to my prog brother in Kazakhstan, Slava, for introducing me to this wonderful Swiss project, The Great Harry Hillman. Cuneiform Records have released another masterpiece!