martedì 6 dicembre 2016

RED trio + John Butcher (2011) Empire


Artist: RED trio + John Butcher
Title: Empire
Label: NoBusiness Records - NBLP 37
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition
Country: Lithuania
Released: Jul 2011
Genre: Jazz
Style: Free Improvisation

Tracklist:
A1 Sustained [7:04]
A2 Pachyderm [17:06]
B1 Empire [23:38]

Credits:
Rodrigo Pinheiro - piano
Hernani Faustino - double bass
Gabriel Ferrandini - drums and percussion
+ John Butcher - tenor and soprano saxophone

Notes:
Recorded April 6, 2010 at Namouche Studio Lisbon by Joaquim Monte
Mixed by John Butcher
Mastered by Arыnas Zujus at MAMAstudios
Design by Oskaras Anosovas
Produced by RED trio and John Butcher
Executive production by Danas Mikailionis and Valerij Anosov

NoBusiness Records NBLP 37, 2011, limited edition of 400 records.


RED trio + John Butcher (2011) Empire

lunedì 5 dicembre 2016

Jarboe & Telecognac (2000) Over


Artist: Jarboe / Telecognac
Title: Over
Label: Crouton - crou007
Format: CD, Limited Edition, Cardsleeve
Country: US
Released: 2000
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Avantgarde, Experimental

Tracklist:
1 Over [16:15]
2 Over [5:13]
3 Over [14:25]

Credits:
Music By [Source Material] – Jarboe
Performer – Chris Rosenau, Jon Mueller, Nick Pagan, B-pfrenz-C
Remix [Versions], Performer, Edited By [Manipulations] – Telecognac

Notes:
Edition of 500 hand-numbered in silver felt pen.


Jarboe & Telecognac (2000) Over

lunedì 21 novembre 2016

Collections of Colonies of Bees (2003) Meyou


Artist: Collections of Colonies of Bees
Title: Meyou
Label: Crouton - crou020
Format: CDr, Limited Edition
Country: US
Released: 2003
Genre: Rock
Style: Experimental

Tracklist:
1 Meyou [22:16]

Credits:
Jon Mueller: Vocals, Percussion, Tape
Chris Rosenau: Lap Steel Guitar

Notes:
Recorded and Mixed by Chris Rosenau.

Recorded live and mixed on October 4, 1998.

Limited edition of 200 copies.


Collections of Colonies of Bees (2003) Meyou

domenica 20 novembre 2016

Christian Fennesz & Jim O'Rourke (2016) It’s Hard For Me To Say I’m Sorry


Artist: Christian Fennesz & Jim O'Rourke
Title: It’s Hard For Me To Say I’m Sorry
Label: Editions Mego - EMEGO 221
Format: Web Flac, Album
Country: Austria
Released: 24 June 2016
Genre: Electronic
Style: Ambient, Experimental

Songs:
1. I Just Want You To Stay [18:09]
2. Wouldn’t Wanna Be Swept Away [20:14]

Notes:
Despite decades of activity and having crossed paths in various collaborations Editions Mego is honoured to release the first ever duo recording from two of the most highly regarded citizens of planet experimental electronic. Individually, Jim O’Rourke and Christian Fennesz have been responsible for numerous legendary works which merge the traditional avant-garde with contemporary sensibilities. On It’s Hard For Me To Say I’m Sorry these giants of experimental electronic practice come together for an immensely powerful sonic experience.

The signature of both O’Rourke and Fennesz cohabit this new release with O’Rourke’s gurgling harmonies swimming amongst the shimmering frequencies and strummed melodies produced by Fennesz. Two side long tracks situate themselves as a warm electronic adventure. Simultaneously radical and comforting these works shift from gentle sonorities to fully distorted explosions all of which reside within a template of tension between musical and non-music matter.

Timeless in execution and presentation It’s Hard For Me To Say I’m Sorry is a deeply rewarding sonic experience from two of the most romantic gentlemen active in experimental music today.

Recorded in Kobe, Kyoto, Tokyo, September 2015

Photos by Jim O’Rourke. Layout by Shunichiro Okada


Christian Fennesz & Jim O'Rourke (2016) It’s Hard For Me To Say I’m Sorry

giovedì 17 novembre 2016

Yamash'ta & The Horizon (1971) Sunrise From West Sea "Live"


Artist: Yamash'ta & The Horizon
Title: Sunrise From West Sea "Live"
Label: London Records - SLC(J)-359, King Records - SLC(J)-359
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Japan
Released: 1971
Genre: Jazz, Rock
Style: Avantgarde

Tracklist:
A1 Sunrise From West Sea Part:1 [16:33]
B1 Sunrise From West Sea Part:2 [17:40]

Credits:
Stomu Yamash'ta: Percussion, Composed
Hideakira Sakurai: Koto [Electric], Shamisen, Percussion
Masahiko Satoh: Organ [Electric]
Takehisa Kosugi: Violin [Electric]

Notes:
Composed by Stomu Yamash'ta

Recorded live at Yamaha Hall, Tokyo, April 18, 1971


Yamash'ta & The Horizon (1971) Sunrise From West Sea "Live"

giovedì 10 novembre 2016

Blonde Redhead (1995) Blonde Redhead


Artist: Blonde Redhead
Title: Blonde Redhead
Label: Smells Like Records - slr #011
Format: CD, Album
Country: US
Released: 1995
Genre: Rock
Style: Indie Rock

Tracklist:
1 I Don't Want U [5:03]
2 Sciuri Sciura [3:22]
3 Astro Boy [4:20]
4 Without Feathers [3:58]
5 Snippet [3:03]
6 Mama Cita [3:22]
7 Swing Pool [4:15]
8 Girl Boy [1:48]

Credits:
Amedeo Pace - Guitar, Vocals
Simone Pace - Drums
Kazu Makino - Vocals, Guitar
Maki Takahashi - Bass (tracks: 1 to 7)
Skúli Sverrisson - Bass (track: 8)

Recorded at Random Falls N.Y.C. by Marc Venezia
Mixed at Brielle Music by John Siket
Producer by Steve Shelley
Photography by Ari Marcopoulos
All songs written by Blonde Redhead


Blonde Redhead (1995) Blonde Redhead

martedì 8 novembre 2016

Acetone (1995) I Guess I Would


Artist: Acetone
Title: I Guess I Would
Label: Hut Recordings - HUTMCD 21, Vernon Yard Recordings - 7243 8 40130 2 8, Vernon Yard Recordings - 7243 8 40130 28
Format: CD, Mini-Album
Country: UK
Released: 1995
Genre: Indie Rock
Style: Indie Rock, Blues Rock, Country Rock

Tracklist:
1 Juanita [2:36] Written by Gram Parsons, Chris Hillman
2 The Late John Garfield Blues [2:27] Written by John Prine
3 I Guess I Would [3:22] Written by Jerry Cole
4 Sometime You Just Can't Win [2:57] Written by Smokey Stover
5 All For The Love Of A Girl [3:05] Written by Johnny Horton
6 How Sweet I Roamed [3:08] Written by Ed Sanders, William Blake
7 Border Lord [11:00] Written by Kris Kristofferson

Credits:
Vocals – Richie Lee
Acoustic Guitar – Richie Lee (tracks: 2 to 5)
Bass – Chris Apthorp (tracks: 2 to 5), Richie Lee (tracks: 1, 6, 7)
Guitar [Fuzz Guitar] – Richie Lee (tracks: 5)
Guitar, Vocals – Mark Lightcap
Drums – Steve Hadley

Mastered By – Stephan Marcussen
Management – Jeff Jacquin
Producer – Chris Apthorp, Mark Lightcap, Richie Lee
Engineer – Scott Campbell
Engineer [Assistant] – Joe Costa
Sleeve – Tom Dolan

Notes:
Produced by [...] 5/94-8/94.
All songs recorded at Treasure Isle, Nashville except tracks 1, 5, 6 which were recorded at Hammersound, Chatsworth, CA.
Overdubs and mixing done at Hammersound.
Mastered at Precision.


Acetone (1995) I Guess I Would

domenica 6 novembre 2016

Rachel's (2005) Technology Is Killing Music


Artist: Rachel's
Title: Technology Is Killing Music
Label: Three Lobed Recordings - TLR 011
Series: Purposeful Availment -
Format: CD, EP
Country: US
Released: May 2005
Genre: Abstract, Modern Classical, Post Rock
Style: Abstract, Modern Classical, Post Rock

Song:
1 Technology Is Killing Music [18:15]

Notes:
Released as part of the "Purposeful Availment" subscription only series from Three Lobed Recordings.
Limited to 700 copies.

Single 18 minute long track of demos and live pieces, mostly from systems/layers.

Issued in a cardboard sleeve.


Rachel's (2005) Technology Is Killing Music

giovedì 29 settembre 2016

Tim Buckley (1968) The Peel Sessions


Artist: Tim Buckley
Title: The Peel Sessions
Label: Strange Fruit Records - SFPSCD082
Series: The Peel Sessions -
Format: CD, Album
Country: UK
Released: 1991
Genre: Folk, Rock
Style: Folk, Rock

Songs:
1 Morning Glory [3:21]
2 Coming Home To You (Happy Time) [3:01]
3 Sing A Song For You [2:33]
4 Hallucinations/Troubadour [10:38]
5 Once I Was [3:58]

Credits:
Tim Buckley: guitar, vocals
Lee Underwood: guitar
Carter Collins: percussion

Composed by:
"Morning Glory" (Beckett, Buckley)
"Coming Home To You (Happy Time)" (Buckley)
"Sing A Song For You" (Buckley)
"Hallucinations/Troubadour" (Beckett, Buckley)
"Once I Was" (Buckley)

Notes:
Bernie Andrews: producer
Recorded 2 April 1968 for the John Peel radio show
First tx 7 Apr 1968



Tim Buckley (1968) The Peel Sessions

martedì 27 settembre 2016

The Backbeat Band (1994) Money


Artist: The Backbeat Band
Title: Money
Label: Virgin - VSCDT 1489, Virgin Records America, Inc. - VSCDT 1489
Format: CD, Single
Country: Netherlands
Released: 1994
Genre: Rock
Style: Rock & Roll

Songs:
1 Money [2:27]
2 He's Wearing My Bathrobe [3:21]
3 Dizzy Miss Lizzy [2:34]

Credits:
Greg Dulli: Vocals
Dave Grohl: Drums
Thurston Moore: Guitar
Don Fleming: Guitar, Vocals
Mike Mills: Bass, Vocals

Notes:
"Money" written by Berry Gordy Jr. & Janie Bradford
"He's Wearing My Bathrobe" written by Don Was
"Dizzy Miss Lizzy" written by Larry Williams

Don Was: Producer

Info members Band:
Greg Dulli: The Afghan Whigs, Ornament, The Backbeat Band, The Gutter Twins, The Twilight Singers

Dave Grohl: Foo Fighters, Dain Bramage, Harlingtox A.D., Late!, Mission Impossible, Nirvana, Probot, Queens Of The Stone Age, Scream, The Backbeat Band, Them Crooked Vultures

Thurston Moore: Sonic Youth, Bark Haze, Caught On Tape, Chelsea Light Moving, Ciccone Youth, Dapper, Dim Stars, Diskaholics Anonymous Trio, Even Worse, Foot, Male Slut, MCC / M / M Trio, Mirror/Dash, Northampton Wools, Original Silence, Puzzled Panthers, Society's Ills, The Backbeat Band, The Coachmen, The Peeper, The Velvet Monkeys, Thurston Moore Band, Thurston, Kim And Epic, To Live And Shave In L.A., Twilight, Two Virgins, Wylde Ratttz

Don Fleming: 1/2 Japanese, Action Swingers, B.A.L.L., Citizen 23, Dim Stars, Foot, Gumball, Idlewild, Sub Primal Cuts, The Backbeat Band, The Stinky Puffs, The Stroke Band, The Telephones, The Velvet Monkeys, To Live And Shave In L.A., Wylde Ratttz

Mike Mills: R.E.M., Bingo Hand Job, Hindu Love Gods, Nigel And The Crosses, The Backbeat Band


The Backbeat Band (1994) Money

lunedì 26 settembre 2016

Dirty Three (2003) She Has No Strings Apollo


Artist: Dirty Three
Title: She Has No Strings Apollo
Label: Bella Union - BELLACD44
Format: CD, Album
Country: UK
Released: 2003
Genre: Post Rock
Style: Post Rock, Indie Rock

Songs:
1 Alice Wading [8:23]
2 She Has No Strings [8:41]
3 Long Way To Go With No Punch [4:57]
4 No Stranger Than That [7:12]
5 Sister Let Them Try and Follow [5:17]
6 She Lifted The Net [4:17]
7 Rude (And Then Some Slight Return) [8:31]

Credits:
Drums - Jim White
Guitar, Bass, Organ – Mick Turner
Violin, Piano - Warren Ellis
Composed By - White, Turner, Ellis
Mixed By - Adam Rhodes (tracks: 7)
Artwork [Paintings] - Mick Turner
Photography by Delphine Ciampi
Producer, Mixed By - F. Lor (tracks: 1 to 6)
Recorded By – Adam Rhodes (tracks: 3, 6, 7), F. Lor (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 5)

Notes:
Recorded in 2002


Dirty Three (2003) She Has No Strings Apollo

sabato 24 settembre 2016

sybil. (1997) in a small town


Artist: sybil.
Title: in a small town
Label: Candy Apple Records - none, Green Records - none
Format: CD, EP
Country: Italy
Released: 1997
Genre: Rock
Style: Indie Rock, Slow Core, Emo

Songs:
1 t.t. [2:25]
2 different [2:33]
3 what if I say... [1:31]
4 asleep [2:40]
5 goodmorning midnight [2:52]
6 I love you [3:24]
7 watery eyes. [1:49]

Credits:
Vocals - Laura Ligabue
Bass - Mauro Ghirlanda
Drums - Franco Zaio
Guitar - Sandro Carraro
Producer - Sybil
Composed by Sybil (tracks: 1 to 3, 5 to 7), The Smiths (tracks: 4)

Notes:
Recorded in summer 1997


sybil. (1997) in a small town

mercoledì 21 settembre 2016

Will Oldham (1997) Western Music


Artist: Will Oldham
Title: Western Music
Label: Acuarela Discos - aff. 002, Ovni Records - aff. 002
Series: The Affection Series - 002, The Affliction Series - 002
Format: CD, EP
Country: Spain
Released: 1997
Genre: Rock
Style: Country Rock, Lo-Fi

Songs:
1 Always Bathing in the Evening [3:29]
2 Western Song for J.LL. [3:31]
3 Three Photographs [1:50]
4 Jump in Jump in, Come in Come in [3:00]

Credits:
Performer – Colin Gagon, David Grubbs, Jim White, Kirk Heydt, Mick Turner, Ned Oldham, Tiffany White-Pounders, Will Oldham
Recorded By [Assist] – D. Champagne
Recorded By [Full Band Recordings] – S. Albini
Recorded By [Spare Recordings] – E. Gregario
Written by W. Oldham

Notes:
Issued with small paper insert with information on the series.
No durations are printed on the release.


Will Oldham (1997) Western Music

mercoledì 14 settembre 2016

Johnny Hodges with Leon Thomas and Oliver Nelson (1970) 3 Shades of Blue


Artist: Johnny Hodges with Leon Thomas and Oliver Nelson
Title: 3 Shades of Blue
Label: Flying Dutchman - FDS-120
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold
Country: US
Released: 1970
Genre: Jazz, Blues
Style: Big Band, Contemporary Jazz, Post Bop

Songs:
A1 Empty Ballroom Blues [4:38]
A2 Duke's Place [2:33]
A3 Echoes Of Harlem [4:00]
A4 Disillusion Blues [3:55]
A5 Yearning [5:15]
B1 Welcome To New York [4:06]
B2 Black, Brown And Beautiful [3:47]
B3 Rockin' In Rhythm [3:23]
B4 Creole Love Call [4:53]
B5 It's Glory [2:51]

Credits:
Alto Saxophone – Johnny Hodges
Arranged By, Conductor – Oliver Nelson
Bass – Ron Carter
Design – Bob Flynn
Drums – Grady Tate
Engineer – Bob Simpson
Guitar – David Spinozza
Liner Notes – Nat Hentoff
Photography By – Jim Parslow
Piano – Earl Hines, Hank Jones
Producer – Bob Thiele
Saxophone – Danny Bank, Frank Wess, Jerome Richardson, Jerry Dodgion, Joe Farrell, Bob Ashton
Trombone – Al Grey, Garnett Brown, Quentin Jackson, Thomas Mitchell
Trumpet – Ernie Royal, Snooky Young, Marvin Stamm, Randy Brecker

Notes:
Original first pressing.
This album was recorded in New York City, March 17 and 19, 1970 and the liner notes by Nat Hentoff were written before the untimely death of Johnny Hodges on May 11, 1970.
Distributed By – Mainstream Records, Inc.
Mastered At – Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Distributed By – Mainstream Records, Inc.
Record Company – Flying Dutchman Productions, Ltd.
Copyright (c) – Flying Dutchman Productions, Ltd.


Johnny Hodges with Leon Thomas and Oliver Nelson (1970) 3 Shades of Blue

lunedì 12 settembre 2016

Master Musicians of Bukkake (2011) Twilight Of The Kali Yuga Tours


Artist: Master Musicians Of Bukkake
Title: Twilight Of The Kali Yuga Tours
Label: Important Records - IMPREC342
Format: Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition
Country: US
Released: 19 Dec 2011
Genre: Rock
Style: Psychedelic Rock, Space Rock

Songs:
A1. Womb Choosing
A2. Iron Age Nativity/Black Moss Invocation
A3. Finally Someone Told the Truth
A4. Bahkti
A5. Neo Necro Patriarch
B1. Listen To the Winds All Directions
B2. St. Germainwolf
B3. Ashtar's Comman

Credits:
Randall Dunn: Rag-Dun Tibetan long trumpet, throat singing, Korg MS-20, Mellotron, Micromoog, Korg Poly Six, guitar, audio hallucinations;
Don McGreevy: Drums, percussion, gong ritual, acoustic guitar, eternal thirst;
Milky: Electric guitar, vocals, yugas;
Dave Abramson: Drums, percussion, singing bowls, Kalibash;
B.R.A.D: Divination, gongs, vocals, atrophy, 80s Italian fear;
Jim Davis: Electric bass, keyboards, nylon string guitar, fair;
Timba Harris: Violin, viola, Middle Way.

Notes:
Limited edition of 1000 copies pressed. Selected, mixed & mastered by Randall Dunn. Deluxe gatefold LP with gloss overprint. First 100 copies shipped via mailorder on blue vinyl.


Master Musicians of Bukkake (2011) Twilight Of The Kali Yuga Tours

sabato 3 settembre 2016


Terumasa Hino Meets Reggie Workman (1971) A Part


Artist: Terumasa Hino Meets Reggie Workman
Title: A Part
Label: Canyon - CAJ-1005, Love Records - CAJ-1005
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold Sleeve
Country: Japan
Released: 1971
Genre: Jazz
Style: Hard Bop

Songs:
A1 A Part [26:32]
B1 Ode To Workman [15:20]
B2 Be And Know [9:51]

Credits:
Terumasa Hino - Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Reggie Workman - Bass
Yuji Imamura - Congas
Motohiko Hino - Drums
Kiyoshi Sugimoto - Guitar
Hideo Ichikawa - Piano, Electric Piano
Takao Uematsu - Tenor Saxophone, Bass Clarinet

Notes:
Track A1 written by Reggie Workman
Tracks B1 & B2 written by Terumasa Hino
Terumasa Hino - Producer
Tadayuki Naito - Art Direction, Photography
Eiji Uemura - Engineer [Recording]
Hiroshi Asada - Design

Recorded at T.S.C. Japan (1 & 8 November 1970, 3 December, 1970)



Terumasa Hino Meets Reggie Workman (1971) A Part

giovedì 1 settembre 2016

Jimmy Lyons (1970) Other Afternoons


Artist: Jimmy Lyons
Title: Other Afternoons
Label: BYG Records - 529.309
Series: Actuel - 9
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: France
Released: 1970
Genre: Jazz
Style: Free Jazz

Songs:
A1 Other Afternoons [12:49]
A2 Premonitions [7:31]
B1 However [12:03]
B2 My You [5:31]

Credits:
Jimmy Lyons: Alto Saxophone, Written, Arranged
Alan Silva: Bass
Lester Bowie: Trumpet
Andrew Cyrille: Drums

Notes:
Claude Jauvert: Engineer
Claude Delcloo: Executive-Producer, Liner Notes
Jacques Bisceglia: Coordinator, Photography
Jean Georgakarakos: Producer
Jean-Luc Young: Producer
Recorded August 15, 1969, Paris.
All tunes published by BYG Music (SACEM).
Distribution Discodis


Jimmy Lyons (1970) Other Afternoons

mercoledì 31 agosto 2016

Matana Roberts (2011) Coin Coin Chapter One: Gens De Couleur Libres


9 luglio 2010, Montreal (Canada): un pubblico che non supera le trenta unità per la performance di Matana Roberts, sassofonista nata a Chicago (Illinois) protagonista di una rinascita culturale dell'arte dell'improvvisazione e punta di diamante del jazz moderno.
Evocando la forza e l'energia di John Coltrane, Anthony Braxton e Don Cherry e altresì accogliendo le pulsioni contemporanee dei Godspeed You! Black Emperor, l'artista ha evoluto forme e tecniche sperimentali superando le perplessità suscitate dall'esordio "Chicago Project".

Anni di ricerca e studi sul rapporto culturale tra musica e storia della creatività umana, attraverso oggetti e racconti capaci di edificare una storia geologica e antropologica degli africani in America, rendono "Coin Coin Charter One: Les Gens De Coleur Libres" l'album più interessante e intenso della sua carriera discografica.
Matana Roberts ha impresso nelle otto tracce tutte le ambizioni musicali e narrative, realizzando un album spirituale che amplifica il concetto di world music finora conosciuto.

Storie e personaggi che animano un impressionante viaggio liberatorio, la musica si evolve dalla rabbia di "Rise" alla consapevolezza di "I Am", forgiando nuovi canti di libertà ("Libation For Mr. Brown: Bid Em In...") e coscienza sociale ("How Much Would You Cost?").
Musica priva di compromessi, un linguaggio sonoro apparentemente asciutto e ostico, che si trasforma in un racconto intimo e sofferente nella tormentata nenia vocale di "Lulla/bye" e sfronda la prevedibilità di molta musica free-jazz nella già citata e superba "Rise".

Matana Roberts è affascinata non solo dalle tracce reali di una storia, ma anche dai fantasmi che ne evocano il tono leggendario, ancestrale e magico. "Kersaia" non è solo una celebrazione della storia e della cultura africana; mentre le ossessive e deliziose trame sonore si diluiscono con malsano torpore, le voci sembrano sbucare dal passato, come anime che si raccolgono sulla terra per raccontarci una verità troppo presto dimenticata.

Storie di dolore espresse con dignità ("Song For Eulalie"), ma anche con disperazione in "Pov Piti", uno straziante jazz-blues torturato dal violino, con il sax che racconta lo sgomento di un orfano che ha perso i genitori per colpa della febbre gialla.
Matana Roberts realizza il suo grande sogno di musicista, ovvero rappresentare l'antropologia del dolore e della breve felicità che accompagna la storia di un popolo schiavizzato. La musica di "Coin Coin Charter One: Les Gens De Coleur Libres" è solo a tratti prevedibile e consueta, lo spirito e la forza narrativa contengono tracce rilevanti di inventiva, conoscenza, rabbia e vulnerabilità umana con un gusto che nessun altro album del genere saprà darvi.
Lode alla Costellation per aver impresso coraggio e innovazione alla musica jazz con alcune opere (Colin Stetson) capaci di riconciliare il pubblico della musica con un genere spesso considerato solo per addetti.

Recensione di Gianfranco Marmoro del 29/06/2011

Artist: Matana Roberts
Title: Coin Coin Chapter One: Gens De Couleur Libres
Label: Constellation - CST079-2
Format: CD, Album
Country: Canada
Released: 10 May 2011
Genre: Jazz, Rock, World Music, Folk
Style: Free jazz, Avant-garde Jazz

Songs:
1. rise
2. pov piti
3. song for eulalie
4. kersaia
5. libation for Mr. Brown: Bid em in...
6. lulla/bye
7. i am
8. how much would you cost?

Credits:
Matana Roberts: reeds/voice
Gitanjali Jain: voice
David Ryshpan: piano/organ
Nicolas Caloia: cello
Ellwood Epps: trumpet
Brian Lipson: bass trumpet
Fred Bazil: tenor sax
Jason Sharp: baritone sax
Hraïr Hratchian: doudouk
Xarah Dion: prepared guitar
Marie Davidson: violin
Josh Zubot: violin
Lisa Gamble: musical saw
Thierry Amar: bass
Jonah Fortune: bass
David Payant: drums/vibes

Note:
Recorded in front of a live audience at the Hotel2Tango studio in Montreal, 9 July 2010.
Recorded and mixed by Radwan Moumneh. Mastered by Harris Newman.





Matana Roberts (2011) Coin Coin Chapter One: Gens De Couleur Libres

sabato 27 agosto 2016

Iwase Shunji & Haga Takao (1980) Kaiki


Artist: Iwase Shunji & Haga Takao
Title: Kaiki
Label: Not On Label - THIS-0100
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: Japan
Released: 1980
Genre: Jazz, Non-Music
Style: Free Jazz, Free Improvisation

Songs:
A1 Part 1 23:32
B1 Part 2 24:19

Members:
Iwase Shunji - Upright Piano, Pianica
Takao Haga - Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Clarinet, Recorders, Harmonica, Bells

Note:
Recorded at Goodman by Yukio Kojima on March 24, 1979

Manufactured by Kojima Recordings, Inc. - LM-1131

Edition of 100 copies

Iwase Shunji & Haga Takao (1980) Kaiki

Takao Haga & Osamu Yamaguchi (1977) Tidal Wave


Artist: Takao Haga & Osamu Yamaguchi
Title: Tidal Wave
Label: Mide Records - Mide 001
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: Japan
Released: 1977
Genre: Jazz
Style: Free Improvisation

Songs:
A Tidal Wave (Part 1) 29:30
B Tidal Wave (Part 2) 29:30

Members:
Takao Haga - Alto Saxophone
Osamu Yamaguchi - Drums, Bells

Note:
Recorded 20 November 1977.

Manufactured by Kojima Recordings, Inc. - LM-1069

Photography by Tetsuo Takahashi

Takao Haga & Osamu Yamaguchi (1977) Tidal Wave

mercoledì 24 agosto 2016

Mal Waldron (1970) Spanish Bitch


Artist: Mal Waldron
Title: Spanish Bitch
Label: Globe - SMJX-10113
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Japan
Released: 1970
Genre: Jazz
Style: Post Bop, Modal

Songs:
A1 Spanish Bitch [13:45]
A2 Eleanor Rigby [6:32] (written by Lennon - McCartney)
B1 Black Chant [10:39]
B2 All That Funk [10:32]

Members:
Isla Eckinger - Bass
Fred Braceful - Drums
Mal Waldron - Piano

Note:
Kurt Rapp - Engineer
Manfred Eicher - Producer

Recorded in Ludwigsburg, West Germany, September 18, 1970.

Recorded for ECM, but only released in Japan on Globe label.
Comes in a gatefold cover with obi strip, and insert.

Manufactured By Victor Company Of Japan, Ltd.


Mal Waldron (1970) Spanish Bitch

mercoledì 17 agosto 2016

Sonic Youth / Jim O'Rourke (1998) Invito Al Cielo [EP, SYR 3]


Artist: Sonic Youth / Jim O'Rourke
Title: Invito Al Ĉielo
Label: Sonic Youth RecordsSYR 3
Series: Perspectives Musicales - SYR 3
Format: CD, EP
Country: US
Released: 02 Mar 1998
Genre: Rock
Style: Noise, Avantgarde, Experimental

Songs:
1 Invito Al Ĉielo [20:54]
2 Hungara Vivo [6:17]
3 Radio-Amatoroj [29:21]

Info:
The third SYR release documents Sonic Youth's first collaboration with Jim O'Rourke.

Sonic Youth / Jim O'Rourke (1998) Invito Al Ĉielo [EP, SYR 3]

martedì 16 agosto 2016

Bitch Magnet (2011) Bitch Magnet [Box 3 CD]


Temporary Residence Ltd. is proud to present the remastered and repackaged reissue of the legendary Bitch Magnet's seminal and critically acclaimed three albums - Star Booty, Umber, andBen Hur. The deluxe 3xLP or 3xCD package include all three albums, plus more than a half dozen rare and previously unreleased tracks, a total of 34 songs, remastered from the original, restored analog master tapes. Bitch Magnet was formed at Oberlin College in 1986. Immediately following the release of its debut Star Booty in 1988, the band garnered rapturous reviews and established itself among the top-tier of America's independent music underground. The band's reputation continued to grow with tours of the US and Europe, and the subsequent releases of Umber (prominently included by Mojo on its list of "Lost Albums You Must Own") in 1989 and Ben Hur in 1990. The latter two have been frequently cited as a key inspiration for what would become known as "post-rock," a term that baffled and amused the members of Bitch Magnet when it first surfaced, and still does today. Along with their contemporaries in Slint, in the years following their breakup, Bitch Magnet has been recognized as a significant influence on generations of aggressive and musically complex bands, including Don Caballero, Mogwai, Rodan, June of 44 and Battles.

Artist: Bitch Magnet
Title: Bitch Magnet
Label: Temporary Residence LimitedTRR150
Format: 3 × CD, Remastered, Compilation
Country: US
Released: 2011
Genre: Rock
Style: Post Rock, Math Rock, Indie Rock

TRACK LISTING:

CD 1 - STAR BOOTY +:

01. Punch and Judy (Alternate Version)
02. Joan of Arc (Alternate Version)
03. Big Pining (Alternate Version)
04. Joyless Street (Alternate Version)
05. Sadie (Alternate Version)
06. Carnation
07. C Word
08. Sea of Pearls
09. Hatpins
10. Knucklehead
11. Circle K
12. Polio
13. Cantaloupe

CD 2 - UMBER +:

01. Motor
02. Navajo Ace
03. Clay
04. Joan of Arc
05. Douglas Leader
06. Goat-Legged Country God
07. Big Pining
08. Joyless Street
09. Punch and Judy
10. Americruiser
11. Motor (Alternate Mix)

CD 3 - BEN HUR +:

01. Dragoon
02. Valmead
03. Ducks and Drakes
04. Mesentery
05. Lookin' At The Devil
06. Gator
07, Spite y Malice
08. Crescent
09. White Piece of Bread
10. Sadie

Members:
David Galt - guitar
David Grubbs - guitar (Bastro, Bitch Magnet, Boxhead Ensemble, Codeine, Gastr Del Sol, Parallax Ensemble, Red Krayola, Squirrel Bait, Wingdale Community Singers)
Jon Fine - guitar
Orestes Delatorre - drums
Orestes Morfin - drums
Sooyoung Park - bass, vocals

Notes:
Nel Box i 3 CD sono messi nell'ordine Ben Hur / Umber / Star Booty, che personalmente lo trovo un ordine completamente errato, quindi ho preferito inserirli nell'ordine cronologico d'uscita dei tre titoli.




lunedì 15 agosto 2016

David Grubbs (2016) Prismrose


Artist: David Grubbs
Title: Prismrose
Label: Blue Chopsticks - BC28
Format: CD, Album
Country: US
Released: 13 May 2016
Genre: Jazz, Rock
Style: Free Improvisation, Indie Rock

Songs:
1 How To Hear What's Less Than Meets The Ear [11:03]
2 Cheery Eh [1:15]
3 Learned Astronomer [1:43]
4 Manifesto In Clear Language [8:30]
5 Nightfall In The Covered Cage [5:06]
6 The Bonsai Waterfall [3:58]

Note:
Drums, Percussion – Eli Keszler (tracks: 1, 2, 6)
Electric Guitar – David Grubbs (Bastro, Bitch Magnet, Boxhead Ensemble, Codeine, Gastr Del Sol, Parallax Ensemble, Red Krayola, Squirrel Bait, Wingdale Community Singers)
Recorded at the Seaside Lounge, Brooklyn November 2014 - July 2015.
"Cheery Eh" is from Guillame de Machhaut's Messe de Nostre Dame.
Lyrics for "Learned Astronomer" adapted from " When I Heard The Learn'd Astronomer" by Walt Whitman.


David Grubbs (2016) Prismrose

mercoledì 10 agosto 2016


World's End Girlfriend (2002) Dream's End Come True


Artist: World's End Girlfriend
Title: Dream's End Come True
Label: Midi Creative / Noble - CXCA-1118
Format: CD, Album
Country: Japan
Released: 05 Dec 2002
Genre: Electronic
Style: Abstract, Downtempo

Songs:
1 Singing Under The Rainbow [8:52]
2 Caroling Hellwalker [8:46]
3 All Imperfect Love Song [25:35]
4 Wonderland Falling Tomorrow [7:08]


World's End Girlfriend (2002) Dream's End Come True

lunedì 8 agosto 2016

The Ex (1991) The 6 Series [Box Set]


Artist: The Ex & Brader Mûsîkî & Various With Herr Seele & Kamagurka
Title: The 6 Series: 6.1 - 6.6
Label: Ex Records - 6.1/6.2/6.3/6.4/6.5/6.6
Series: The Ex 6 Series - 6.1/6.2/6.3/6.4/6.5/6.6 [Box Set]
Format: Box Set 6 × Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, EP
Country: Netherlands
Released: 1991
Genre: Rock
Style: Punk, Avantgarde

Songs:
6.1
A Slimy Toad    
B Jake's Cake    
6.2
C Millîtan    
D Çemê Rynê    
6.3
E Hidegen Fujnák A Szelek   
F1 She Said    
F2 She Said (Live)    
6.4 - Bimhuis 29/06/91: 6.4¹ & 6.4²
G A Pretty Cattle Office    
H Shopping Street    
I Wolter 'n' Andy    
J Kat 'n' Ab    
6.5: This Song Is In English
K This Song Is In English
L Dit Lied Is In 't Engels
6.6
M Euroconfusion    
N A Bird In The Hand    


The Ex (1991) The 6 Series

sabato 30 luglio 2016

Dinosaur Jr. (2016) Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not


Artist: Dinosaur Jr.
Title: Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not
Label: Jagjaguwar - JAG285
Format: CD
Country: US
Released: 05 Aug 2016
Genre: Rock
Style: Indie Rock, Alternative Rock, Grunge

Songs:
01 Goin Down
02 Tiny
03 Be A Part
04 I Told Everyone
05 Love Is...
06 Good To Know
07 I Walk For Miles
08 Lost All Day
09 Knocked Around
10 Mirror
11 Left/Right

Info:
Written By J Mascis (tracks: 01 to 04, 06 to 10), Lou Barlow (tracks: 05, 11)
Artwork By [Cover Art] Daniel Richter
Booking – Brian Cohen, Rob Zifarelli, Russell Warby, Steve Kaul, William Morris
Design – Miles Johnson
Engineer – Justin Pizzoferrato, Marc Seedorf, Mark Miller
Legal – Mike McKay
Management – Amy Abrams, Brian Schwartz
Mastered By – Greg Calbi
Mixed By – John Agnello
Producer – J Mascis


Dinosaur Jr. (2016) Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not