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Friday, May 23 2014

“I Get Off on Intense Atmospheres”: An Interview with Gazelle Twin

We speak with Elizabeth Bernholz, the woman behind the Gazelle Twin project, about the relation of music to the natural landscape, the nature of performing, and the work of David Lynch.


Monday, October 7 2013

John Zorn + Ryuichi Sakamoto: Zorn@60, 4 October 2013 - Japan Society, New York

An entirely improvised performance by two of the scene's avant-garde composers


Wednesday, June 5 2013

Barn Owl: V

On their new album V, it's all about the layers. Pull enough back and you'll find the most complex Barn Owl album to date.


Monday, May 6 2013

Deerhunter: Monomania

Music is a neccessity for Bradford Cox, and on Monomania he asks whether or not that's good for him.


Wednesday, April 10 2013

Keith Jarrett: Hymns/Spheres

A double-disc set that finds the jazz pianist jamming on a baroque organ in the 1970s (when else?).


Tuesday, October 18 2011

Albert Ayler: Love Cry / The Last Album

Even when Albert Ayler was "selling out", his music was tough to swallow. This reissue twofer goes right to the heart of that paradox.


Thursday, May 19 2011

Todd Reynolds: Outerborough

"Daredevil" composer Todd Reynolds has offered up a huge album, plentiful in every possible that way music can be. It's worth the trouble.


Tuesday, February 8 2011

Subtle Lip Can: Subtle Lip Can

Music like this hardly ever gets made. Eat your beefheart out, avant-garde fans.


Tuesday, December 7 2010

Commitment: Commitment the Complete Recordings

Commitment: the Complete Recordings may not exactly be a forgotten gem or an earth-shattering epiphany, but it's a precious gift at the very least, a reminder that music can come from anyone, anywhere, and probably should.


Sunday, November 21 2010

Exploding Star Orchestra: Stars Have Shapes

It's not every day that a group this large can sound this unified and great.


Nels Cline: Dirty Baby (Reviews) [3.Nov.10]
David S. Ware: Onecept (Reviews) [15.Sep.10]
Billy Bang: Prayer for Peace (Capsule Reviews) [15.Sep.10]
Food: Quiet Inlet (Reviews) [25.Jul.10]
Caspian: Tertia (Reviews) [12.Jan.10]
Various Artists: Fabrique (Reviews) [30.Aug.09]
Ornette Coleman: Then and Now (Sound Affects) [10.Nov.08]
Is Free Jazz really still free? (Sound Affects) [4.Jun.08]
Led Bib: Sizewell Tea (Capsule Reviews) [30.Aug.07]
Steve Reid Ensemble: Spirits Walk (Reviews) [13.Jul.06]
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