[Music] Paul Schütze – New Maps Of Hell

Australian-born, England-based composer Paul Schütze hasn’t been terribly active musically for a few years now, but not because he hasn’t been creative. These days, it seems that his passion is in making perfumes of exquisite quality.

Still, it’s nice to go back to hearing the masters after enduring a barrage of good, but not-quite-brilliant ambient music releases.  This classic was first issued in 1992 by Extreme Records in Australia and followed up by Big Cat in the United Kingdom.  Hopefully New Maps II will also be reissued forthwith.

[Music] Rodion G.A. – The Lost Tapes

Rodion Roșca (in Romanian) was one of the most bizarre and enigmatic musicians to come out of Romania. He was known mainly by those into freaky experimental music or progressive rock. For a quick glimpse of Rodion’s work, check out this link.

[Music] HJ Ayala – Wires

HJ (Hector Javier) Ayala is a free-jazz/experimental guitarist originally from Mexico who is now residing in Strasbourg, France. His new release is experimental in the most relaxed and mellow sense of the word. A truly enjoyable release, especially since not only does HJ have his own style, but he references artists such as John Scofield, John Abercrombie (may his name be eternal) and even John Fahey (also, memory eternal). Gorgeous but challenging material here.

[Music] Jean Derome ~ Résistances

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One of the wildest albums of the new year comes from Montreal composer Jean Derome. Even a quick look at the back of the CD, and one knows one is in for a treat: 20 performers on instruments ranging from tuned kalimbas to trombones. The tuning is to 60 Hz, the standard tuning of North American […]

via Jean Derome ~ Résistances — a closer listen

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[Music Performance] PINTOTONICS n + 1 edition January 8, 2018

P I N T O T O N I C S n + 1 edition January 8 2018

Huis de Pinto
St Antoniebreestraat 69
1011 HB Amsterdam
(020) 3700210 > reservation recommended
www.huisdepinto.nl
www.presentsoundsamsterdam.nl

20:00 doors open
20:30 start 1st set
23:00 end of event

Entrance 10 + 7 (students/cjp)

SET 1 > SOLO
‘SOLAMENTE
Ig Henneman/viola

Intermission

SET 1 > ENSEMBLE

Mirko Montaldi Ensemble &
the ‘Erik Satie/’Vexations’ project

Mirko Montaldi/guitar
Lucio Tasca/guitar
Jasper Stadhouders/guitar

We hope to welcome you!

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Coming up

February 12

Solo set by Maarten Ornstein/bass clarinet

Ensemble set by Blue Lines Trio & Ada Rave

Ada Rave/ tenor sax, clarinet
Michiel Scheen/piano, compositions
Raoul van der Weide/contrabass, compositions
George Hadow/drums

March 12

Solo set by Ab Baars/shakuhachi, tenor sax, clarinet + solo cd presentation

Ensemble set by Janssen & Janssen
Guus Janssen/piano, compositions
Wim Janssen/drums

[Music] A.M Ferrari Fradejas – Requiem No. 2

We’re treated to the year’s first Bandcamp surprise, thanks to our beloved friend A.M Ferrari Fradejas, currently based in Barcelona, Spain.

Despite its 13-minute length, the composition packs a lot of time changes, churning guitars, an eerie choral section reminding one of a solstice ritual melded with her trademark progressive/improvisational sound. I hope that either a full album is forthcoming soon, or that works in this style are further expanded upon.

Blissful!