[Music] Jeff Gburek – Passages Into Beyond (for Joseph Jarman & Alvin Fielder)

We have the pleasure of announcing a new release by Jeff Gburek, an American composer living in Europe who should not be a stranger to readers of this blog. I consider him to be among the top five most important composers/improvisers living today, so each release is an event. From Jeff’s Bandcamp notes: Passages is … Continue reading [Music] Jeff Gburek – Passages Into Beyond (for Joseph Jarman & Alvin Fielder)

[Music] Year’s End / Jeff Gburek – Orthodox Ritual Singing @ Sighișoara, Roumania

We would like to thank all of you who ‘liked’, commented and generally supported the blog.  It is because of your interest that we share these charming oddities with you. AMOT… plan to be very busy next year, and will also do more with Hip Priest and A Garden of Earthly Delights, our collective wiki. … Continue reading [Music] Year’s End / Jeff Gburek – Orthodox Ritual Singing @ Sighișoara, Roumania

[Music] Jeff Gburek – Rabbits

For years, I made the mistake of treating field recordings as a sub-genre of experimental music.  That was due to me conflating the work of, say, Chris Watson (the natural sound recordist who once worked with Cabaret Voltaire and the Hafler Trio) or my old acquaintance Francisco López, and mixing the genres together without giving … Continue reading [Music] Jeff Gburek – Rabbits

[Music] Jeff Gburek – FLOOPS

FLOOPS marks the sixth appearance of American expatriate composer Jeff Gburek to this blog. His latest release is a collection of loop-oriented pieces played on a prepared guitar.  Though Bandcamp is horrible for this sort of work, I recommend buying the album, putting the tracks into “shuffle” mode, and letting the sounds wash over you. … Continue reading [Music] Jeff Gburek – FLOOPS

[Music] Karolina Ossowska & Jeff Gburek – The Falls of Hyperion

The incredibly prolific Jeff Gburek, currently based in Poland and partnering with violinist Karolina Ossowska, put together their latest labor of love, and though I don’t normally engage in Top-Ten lists for year’s end, I think it fair to say that this release is his most beautifully crafted, most thoughtful and profound releases. The album … Continue reading [Music] Karolina Ossowska & Jeff Gburek – The Falls of Hyperion

[Music] – Jeff Gburek – The Thought That Comes Between (Works Based On Diverse Pianos 2017)

Jeff Gburek’s first release of the year isn’t quite finished yet, and to be honest, I hope it simply grows and mutates. For those of you who can appreciate minimalist piano performances in the manner of some of Arvo Pärt’s best works, this release comes highly recommended. For the best effect, consider using a good … Continue reading [Music] – Jeff Gburek – The Thought That Comes Between (Works Based On Diverse Pianos 2017)

[Music] Jeff Gburek – With Conscious Impurity (Coptic Clusters)

The final post of 2016 is one of the most beautiful to my years. Many thanks to Jeff Gburek for some fine releases, and thanks to the readership for their friendship, their patience and the suggestions for music. Next year, we will add interviews to the website. I won’t post as much simply because the … Continue reading [Music] Jeff Gburek – With Conscious Impurity (Coptic Clusters)

[Music] Jeff Gburek – Sound in the Soluble State

I think Jeff Gburek’s music will merit its own genre. I haven’t had the pleasure of hearing too many people who could blend experimental music, ambient and some indescribably primal music together so seamlessly I took two deep listens to the album. The first allowed me to listen to the structure of the music as … Continue reading [Music] Jeff Gburek – Sound in the Soluble State

[Music] Karolina Ossowska​/​Jeff Gburek – Visitations

The best composers make you forget they’re composing music. They offer something like a cinéma pour l’oreille, or a cinema for the ear, to their listeners. In an age before music videos blighted the listening experience, a great composition would allow you to submerge yourself into a piece and envision a world the composer may … Continue reading [Music] Karolina Ossowska​/​Jeff Gburek – Visitations