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Monday 25th May

May 25, 2009

At work again today while what felt like the rest of the country sat about in the sun… bah humbug. Home quite early though and sat with another glass...

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Friday 15th May

May 15, 2009

Improvising Orchestras are odd animals. I have to say that until my very recent experience with the 40 musician strong London Improvising Orchestra at the Freedom of the City...

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Wednesday 13th May

May 14, 2009

Another day another CD review then… I’ve done a good few lately, hope you don’t mind another. Today was a bit crazy, I spent the morning trying to get...

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Tuesday 12th May

May 12, 2009

A good day at work today, mainly because I didn’t really do any work and then got home early, but still. Once home I made the mistake of trying...

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Monday 11th May

May 11, 2009

A tedious, irritating and mentally exhausting day at work today. Coming home though I listened to Rhodri Davies and Max Eastley’s Dark Architecture, yet another new release on Another...

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Saturday 9th May

May 10, 2009

I’ve never really felt comfortable advertising Cathnor releases here, but seeing as people seem to be interested I will quickly announce that the seventh full length release on the...

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Saturday 2nd May

May 3, 2009

Another recent download release then tonight, this time from the [Array] label, Massimo Magee’s vehicle for releasing his own music and (I imagine) other music he likes as well....

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Friday 1st May

May 2, 2009

Spurred on by recent discussions about downloadable music I aim to now spend a few days catching up on a few recent dl pieces I have grabbed. I will...

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Monday 27th April

April 28, 2009

I’ve been listening to the recent release by Rhodri Davies and Annette Krebs on the Another Timbre label quite  bit over the past week or so, but while I...

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Sunday 26th April

April 26, 2009

Asher is an American musician that I own a few CDs by but have never really spent enough time with to really do his music justice. A while back...

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Saturday 25th April

April 25, 2009

A very quiet, relaxing day again today spent working more on the John Wall interview, which I should get finished this weekend. The conversation with John brings up a...

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Wednesday 22nd April

April 22, 2009

I’ve really been enjoying double bass solo recordings recently. As well as John Edwards’ masterful Volume disc that I have been playing a great deal, a few of Dom...

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Tuesday 21st April

April 22, 2009

Today just seemed a struggle from start to finish, but it was nice to get home this evening and fall in the bath with the latest copy of The...

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Monday 20th April

April 20, 2009

A really strange, oddly uncentred day today. I was at work for nearly fifteen hours right through the night and came home this morning in a complete daze. In...

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Sunday 12th April

April 12, 2009

Although I have said here before that I always prefer when it is possible to buy CDs directly from a musician or label, one thing I have missed over...

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Saturday 11th April

April 11, 2009

Well today was a nice day. I took a slow trip into London, for mainly uninteresting reasons, but also to drop by Café Oto and have a browse around...

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Thursday 9th April

April 10, 2009

Just for Graham, I finally made a start tonight listening to the 12 disc Bernard Parmegiani box set that was released on the Ina label last year. I’ve had...

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Wednesday 8th April

April 8, 2009

Right then so Valved strings calculator.… As I mentioned last night this is a trio release by Robin Hayward, Rhodri Davies and Taku Unami released recently on the Hibari...

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Saturday 4th April

April 4, 2009

A long, tiring, but for once quite enjoyable day at work today. At home again now though with a nicely chilled glass of Chablis and another of the recent...

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Friday 3rd April

April 4, 2009

Hmm, seems the server for this blog went down for a while this evening. I must say that it took the hosting company I use (Dream Host if you...

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Thursday 2nd April

April 2, 2009

And so to something less controversial tonight. While the unlistened to CD pile here gets no smaller new releases continue to arrive, and I was very pleased to receive...

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Miguel Prado, Julien Skrobek – American Nightmare

April 2, 2009

So as promised, a few words about Miguel Prado and Julien Skrobek’s American Nightmare CDr release on the Why Not label. Before mentioning the music, a few words on...

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Monday 30th March

March 31, 2009

First of all thank you to everyone that wished me a happy birthday either here or elsewhere. As birthdays go I didn’t have a bad one at all. Cheers...

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Friday 20th March Pt. 5

March 20, 2009

And so I reached the end of all six hours and seventeen minutes of the recording. The train is still an hour from Glasgow but then if it was...

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Friday 20th March Pt. 4

March 20, 2009

Right OK. So the silence must have lasted at least 90 minutes. That’s what it felt like anyway. I kept the earpieces in all the way through though and...

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Friday 20th March Pt. 3

March 20, 2009

I changed trains at Wolverhampton, in the heart of the English midlands during the half hour I spent there awaiting the last train of my journey Mattin’s epic work...

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Friday 20th March Pt. 2

March 20, 2009

As the train winds it’s way through the veritable splendour of Birmingham’s suburbs the Mattin recording is a little more of a third if the way through. For the...

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Friday 20th March. Pt. 1

March 20, 2009

Well it’s just about a quarter past seven in the morning as I start to write this post, from my iPhone on Oxford railway station. I have just got...

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Thursday 19th March

March 19, 2009

An earlier post from me today as I am going to dinner this evening and need to be in bed early tonight. I’ve listened a couple of times today...

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Wednesday 18th March

March 19, 2009

In a good mood tonight despite a blinding headache all evening at work, but now I am finished for five days and get a day’s break tomorrow before heading...

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Tuesday 17th March

March 18, 2009

Congratualtions, you’ve clicked on the official home of Newlondonwhat? an all new musical genre! Yawn. I listened to some Korean music today. Actually not just Korean, but certainly music...

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Monday 16th March

March 17, 2009

So just a few days to go now until most of the UK heads off north to the Instal Festival, or perhaps across the water to the i and...

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Saturday 14th March

March 15, 2009

Do you spell it hiccoughs or hiccups? Either way I have them right now, quite violently, and they are making listening to the CD playing right now quite a...

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Friday 13th March

March 13, 2009

Another tough old day today but it went well and now I have a couple of days free to rest up a bit. Then I am back at work...

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Sunday 8th March

March 8, 2009

This might end up being quite a long post. I’ve done a lot of listening today. Before any of that though I must say a very slightly belated Congratulations...

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Saturday 7th March

March 8, 2009

Hmm. Slightly tipsy as I write tonight’s post. I got home from work at about 10PM and on arrival I poured myself a glass of wine, which slipped down...

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Friday 6th March

March 7, 2009

Early this morning I played the Dropp Ensemble disc through twice more, this time at volume. Such a great disc if you ask me, just beautifully composed music. I...

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Thursday 5th March

March 6, 2009

Well I had hoped for a more productive day today. In the end I woke late after going to bed exhausted, and spent far too long this afternoon engaged...

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Wednesday 4th March

March 5, 2009

I have a day off of work tomorrow, so hopefullyI won’t be as tired and more in the mood to write something thoughtful. Tonight, as with the past few...

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Tuesday 3rd March

March 4, 2009

An even later post tonight, just after 2AM as I sit down this time. Work was tiring and long again today and travelling home on the train it was...