As I finally had a long stretch of time where I could actually enjoy hearing whole albums again, I decided that RAIC would be Album Number One today. What a revelation this one has turned out to be! According to the collective’s Bandcamp website for this release, “Chance Operations was inspired by John Cage’s “Silence.” […]
I can’t say that I know much about Bulat Gafarov personally, other than he’s both a fine multi-instrumentalist and a friend on Facebook, but he’s really quite an amazing talent. An ethnic Russia, he’s comfortable with music from India, China and Central Asia, as well as the regional music of places like Tatarstan and Siberia.
It pays to scroll through various social media from time to time. Today’s Soundcloud scroll brought me to the music of Bjørnar Habbestad, a Norwegian composer of avant-garde and improvisational music. I don’t know if this particular piece is part of a CD or just a live improv, but this made for some incredibly good […]
https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=289144789/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/transparent=true/ Holy smokes! The legendary INA-GRM Record Label out of Paris, France, which housed some of the most legendary names in electroacoustic and avant-garde music, has decided to release selected titles as downloads via Bandcamp, and at reasonable prices!
John Zorn’s wonderful Bar Kokhba Sextet, off their album, Lucifer: Book of Angels, Vol. 10. An unpleasant name for such incredible music.
https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=1189051259/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/track=1225856621/transparent=true/ I have absolutely no information about the Belarus Modern Orchestra (music from Belarus is horribly represented online), but if this is a sample of what their body of work is like, I definitely want to enjoy more of it!
Incredible. One master pianist giving a hat-tip to another, as Pharoah Sanders tips his cap to fellow jazz piano demigod McCoy Tyner.