[Music] Gisèle – Gaston

Montreal-based band Gisèle were one of the first purchases I made on Bandcamp, so it’s quite nice to see their name pop up on my feed after a long, quiet absence.  It’s a mish-mash of improvisational music, post-rock and progressive rock done tastefully.  Two tracks only, but the listening is good and engaging.

[Music] Radare – Der Endless Dream

There’s always a band that manages to slip into the cracks, no matter how carefully I try to research what’s new.  Take Radare for instance – a band out of Wiesbaden, Germany, who specialize in a noir-jazz (maybe darkjazz?) style that reminds me of Die Haut, who gained fame collaborating with Nick Cave a lifetime ago, and the incredibly prolific Bohren & der Club of Gore.

Think of a psychedelic rock band influenced by Jess Franco films playing jazz with Twin Peaks reruns being played near the bar.  This is the vibe I get as I groove to the album.

[Music] Eleni Karaindrou: David (ECM New Series 2221) — between sound and space: ECM Records and Beyond

Eleni Karaindrou David Kim Kashkashian viola Irini Karagianni mezzo-soprano Tassis Christoyannopoulos baritone Vangelis Christopoulos oboe Stella Gadedi flute Marie-Cécile Boulard clarinet Sonia Pisk bassoon Vangelis Skouras French horn Sokratis Anthis trumpet Maria Bildea harp Katerina Ktona harpsichord ERT Choir Antonis Kontogeorgiou choirmaster Camerata Orchestra Alexandros Myrat conductor Concert production: The Athens Concert Hall Recorded live […]

via Eleni Karaindrou: David (ECM New Series 2221) — between sound and space: ECM Records and Beyond

Anthony Braxton

Perhaps the most important avant-garde composer of our day, Anthony Braxton turns out to be a big fan of the late, great Captain Beefheart!

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anthony-braxton“My friends call me Anthony ‘Beefheart Boy’ Braxton!” he says cheerfully.

“He was totally creative,” Braxton says of the late Captain Beefheart. “His compositions were outrageously beautiful and original. His ensemble was really special. Some people talk of Captain Beefheart as a far-out rock musician, but when I think of Beethoven, Duke Ellington, [saxophonist] Paul Desmond and Frankie Lymon, I can easily put Captain Beefheart in with my heroes and heroines.”

more here.

….by the way, I’m a composer too.

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