[Music] Various Artists – Meticulous Midgets Magazine 2020

Meticulous Midgets is a magazine out of Russia who did me one of the kindest honors by doing a sketch on the blog. I am delighted to return the favor by covering their survey on not only the Russian electronic, avant-garde, experimental and indie music, but a few tracks from the United States, Spain, France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Finland, Croatia, The Netherlands and Great Britain as well. This is a compilation whose broad scope equals that of my colleague Raffaele from Unexplained Sounds Group.

I expected to hear good headphone music, and I am happy to say that the comp delivers handsomely. There are three standout tracks for me:

The whole comp makes for solid listening, but just by hearing these three tracks, you can hear the depth and scope of the sort of music Meticulous Midgets covers. They have made a fan out of me.

[Music] BlankFor.ms – Side A Feelings

Judging by the tags listed on this rather charming EP, I would have thought that this music is meant for the dance floor.  It is, actually.  It’s just the sort of thing you would want to listen to after a night of pounding noise and stomping around in your best shoes.  With this release, BlankFor.ms lets you lilt gently into a relaxed phase, ending your evening on an exalted note.  There is a cracked, crunchy beauty to this album.  I look forward to exploring the band further.

[Music] Aankondiging Pintotonics n+1 en OORSPRONG concerten

‘Muziek bestaat niet. Het is hooguit een illusie’.
Misha Mengelberg

PINTOTONICS n+1
Huis de Pinto
St Antoniebreestraat 69
1011 Hb Amsterdam
020-3700210 > reserveren

20 :00 deuren open
20:30 start solo set
23:00 einde

Entree 10 + 7 (studenten/cjp)

PROGRAMMA 9 JANUARI

Solo set
Luis Vicente/trompet

Ensemble set
Tecla Gato Trio
Pablo Vazquez/contrabas
Caro Thierhs/altviool
Gustavo Obligado/alt sax

PROGRAMMA 27 JANUARI

extra PINTOTONICS n+1 editie
‘MICRO 2 PIANO TRIO’S FESTIVAL:’OUT of STEP’

Meesterpianist en ccomponist Guus Janssen en opkomend piano talent Matt Piet (Chicago) komen ieder met een eigen trio.

Set 1
Guus Janssen/piano
Ziv Taubenfeld/bas-klarinet
George Hadow/drums

Set 2
Matt Piet/piano
Raoul van der Weide/contrabas
Frank Rosaly/drums

PROGRAMMA 13 FEBRUARI

Solo set
Wilbert de Joode/contrabas

Ensemble set
Mary Oliver/viool+altviool
Camille Verhaak/klarinet
Nicolas Chientarolipiano

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OORSPRONG@BIMHUIS – 13 Januari 2017!
BIMhuis
Piet Heinkade 3
1019 BZ AMSTERDAM
020-7882150

Entree: 18 + discount check (www.bimhuis.nl)

19:30 deuren open
20:30 start 1e set
23:00 afterparty met DJ Superinca (Ibelisse Guardia) en DJ Strange Edge/Agrarian Dreams (Arnold de Boer)
in BIMhuis cafe

Instant light design: Petyr Veenstra
Video registratie: Alexis Kazazis
Curatoren: Julyen Hamilton/dans – Gagi Petrovic/electronica – John Dikeman/akoestische imrpovisatie

SET 1
Miri Lee/dans
Manel Sala/dans
Julyen Hamilton/dans

SET 2
Maya Fridman/cello+ stem
Djurdjica/piano+diy electronica
Angelo Custodio/stem+performance+electronica
Albert Manders/fluiten+performance

SET 3
Elsa Bergman/contrabas
Audrey Lauro/alt sax
Rogier Smal/slagwerk

Met dank aan STEIM, George Hadow, BIMhuis, Guillaume Heurtebize, Stephane Kaas, Oscar Jan Hoogland, Jochem van Tol/DokZaal, Ibelisse Guardia/DokZaal, Henk Zwerver, Kristien Sonnevijle, Alexis Kazazis en Presentsoundsamsterdam.

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OORSPRONG editie 23 Janauri 2017
DokZaal
PLantagedoklaan 8-121018 CM AMSTERDAM

www.plantagedok.nl
oorsprong.wordpress.com
www.bimhuis.nl
www.steim.nl
www.presentsoundsamsterdam.nl

19:00 deuren
19:30 start 1e set (LET OP: OORSPRONG begint vroeg!)
Entree 6

Curatoren: Joost Vrouenraets/dans – Thijs Geritz/electronica – Camille Verhaak/akoestische improvisatie

Nadere blinddate+instant composing lineups informatie volgt.
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[Music] WORM Pirate Bay is launched

I’m having a bit of trouble seeing the connection between WORM, the Rotterdam-based collective lending out materials and The Pirate Bay, who are, in every sense of the word, pirates when it comes to copyrighted material (whether that is good or bad depends on how you see this issue, as a case can be made either way). Still, congratulations to WORM for bringing back the idea of sharing tangible product. As much as I adore digital media, it’s just not the same. Music I can make an exception for, but books? No.

Thanks to The Wire Magazine, who originally shared this post.