George Hadow in an English percussionist currently residing in Amsterdam. It was a bit of a shock to see that he would be pairing with Dirk Serries, who won his fame as Vidna Obmana, his dark ambient project out of Belgium, but they blend together rather nicely.
Jazz is in wonderful hands over at Bandcamp. Click this link to see what new treasures you’ll be running into on the platform.
Toàn is a French sound designer based in England who has a wonderful gift for blending jazz, hip-hop, ambient, classical and avant-garde music into one very pleasant jumble.
Though we’re not yet allowed to embed the release, it looks like there will be a new release coming in September by The Necks drummer Tony Buck. Our friends at Room 40 Records in Australia will be doing the honors, and you can go directly to their Bandcamp site to pre-order it.
Ezequiel Viñao is an avant-garde composer originally hails from Argentina, but is now an American citizen based out of New York City. This particular piece is performed by the National Chamber Choir of Ireland, with Paul Hillier serving as conductor.
My favorite avant-prog couple surprised me recently with a release I completely managed to bypass. It looks like Amadine and Santiago Fradejas’ project, 6 (Seis), was recorded in their original home of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The music sits squarely inside the progressive metal genre, with powerful-but-restrained musicianship, a Floydian feel with vocals which would not …
I owe Leo Feigin of the stellar imprint Leo Records perhaps the greatest debt of my musical life. It was he who introduced me, via releases and correspondence, to the works of Sergey Kuryokhin and The Ganelin Trio somewhere near 30 years ago (how time flies…). This is the trio at their peak. Personnel: Vyacheslav …
I normally find tribute albums done hours after the death of someone to be ghastly and in poor taste, but Scanner does an honorable job paying homage to Pierre Henry.
Pierre Henry, legendary pioneer in the field of musique concrète, passed away today. He was 89. More to come on his passing shortly.
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.