[Interview] Alessandra Celletti

A few days ago, I had the honor of interviewing Italian pianist Alessandra Celletti, one of the most creative composers active today.  I came to know her work thanks to an old business partner named Michael Sheppard, who became her champion until his passing a few years ago. Without further ado, here is Alessandra:   […]

CULT CLASSIC: TOHRU AIZAWA QUARTET-TACHIBANA. — dereksmusicblog

A great review of Tohru Aizawa Quartet’s classic, Tachibana, courtesy of Derek’s Music Blog: Cult Classic: Tohru Aizawa Quartet-Tachibana. For many connoisseurs of jazz, especially seventies J-Jazz, one little known private pressing is their holy grail, and everywhere they go is the album they search for. There’s always the hope that in a backstreet record […]

[Music] Meadowsilver – The Coronation of the Herring Queen

From the ashes of The Hare And The Moon comes Meadowsilver, at least as how I understand it.  Grey Malkin continues to be one of the leaders of psychedelic neofolk, and will eventually take his place among acts like the Legendary Pink Dots, Comus and the like. This is way too small a taste of […]

[Music] Penguin Cafe – Handfuls of Night (Erased Tapes) — Headphone Commute

Label: Erased Tapes Released: October 2019 Mastered By: Zino Mikorey If You Like: Nils Frahm, Ólafur Arnalds, Lubomyr Melnyk, and Peter Broderick Bandcamp Tidal Spotify Amazon Growing up, I used to love waking up on Saturday mornings to peculiar sounds of the Penguin Cafe Orchestra playing downstairs paired with the sweet smell of pancakes wafting… via […]

[Music] Richard Pinhas & Merzbow – Rhizome

This release bridges the not-so-large gap between genres, connected by Heldon guitarist and loop master Richard Pinhas, and perhaps the most prolific post-Industrial composer of all time, Masami Akita (under his performance monicker Merzbow). This is a live recording performed live during the Sonic Circuits Festival, September 24, 2010 at La Maison Française [The French Embassy] […]