[Music] Present – Triskaidekaphobie [expanded / remastered]

Present is the project of former Univers Zéro guitarist Roger Trigaux, who is joined by UZ drummer Daniel Denis.  This is less progressive rock and more furious chamber rock.  There is a brutal intensity to this disc that quite possibly surpasses Roger’s former band.  This is as punchy as it gets.  A rough treasure.

[Music] Hviledag – Minder i Fire Satser

Hviledag is the moniker of Anton Friisgaard, who has an EP due for release on September 22. Listening to it, it seems Anton has captured the spirit of the best of 1970s Kosmich Musik out of Germany (think Cluster/Kluster and the solo releases by Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius [RIP], Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze during […]

[Music] Yo Miles!: Henry Kaiser & Wadada Leo Smith – Upriver

To get an idea of just how stellar this collaboration is, simply take a look at who signed on to collaborate with American avant-jazz legends Wadada Leo Smith and Henry Kaiser: Michael Manring – bass Steve Smith – drums Chris Muir – electric guitar Tom Coster – keyboards Karl Perazzo – percussion Greg Osby – […]

[Music] Santiago Fradejas – Electric Guitar Vol. II: Yeshua

Our friend Santiago Fradejas has returned with his most powerful album to date. From what I understand, these soundscapes were all done with an electric guitar. He makes the most out of his weapon of choice, convincingly straddling the terrains of instrumental amplified guitar music, post-Industrial, and a very eerie take on contemporary classical/avant-garde music.

[Music] David Borden / Mother Mallard – The Continuing Story of Counterpoint, Parts 5​-​8

Thanks to the Good Lord above for giving the world Steve Feigenbaum and Cuneiform Records, who continue to release, digitally, their amazing wares. David Borden and Mother Mallard have their roots in American minimalist music. This particular release is the middle section of a 12-part series of variations for minimalism in the same way the […]

[Music] Leonardo Pavkovic: Nothing Is Ordinary

All About Jazz does a splendid job interviewing Leonardo Pavkovic, whose imprint MoonJune Records has released some of the most vital discs of the past five years in the field of jazz and avant-progressive rock.

[Music] El Arca de Valjós – La Pálida Alma Humana

I love Mexican progressive rock, especially when it’s avant-progressive. Many great bands came down the beltway from Mexico, especially from the capital. El Arca de Valjós seems to be keeping the avant-prog tradition alive, and it’s wonderful to hear.