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Danny McCarthy – The Memory Room

August 28, 2012

Book and CD Farpoint Recordings One of the interesting things I have tried to find writing about over the past year or two is how our memory works with...

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Spill – Fluoresce

August 26, 2012

CD Monotype Tonight another release from Spill, who are the Magda Mayas and Tony Buck duo. This, I think their third duo release together is named Fluoresce, and has...

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Barry Chabala, Bonnie Jones, Louisa Martin, Tisha Mukarji, Toshimaru Nakamura, Gabriel Paiuk – Unbalanced in, Unbalanced out

August 24, 2012

CDr Another Timbre Tonight’s CD is one I have been pondering over for over a month now- a recent release on the Another Timbre label by an internet-connected sextet...

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D’incise – Prairie

August 23, 2012

2CDr Obs “When it gets boring it gets interesting. How far can one go with a very simple idea?” So reads the opening line to a new double CD...

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Ferran Fages – Llum Moll

August 22, 2012

CD Entr’acte On the way to work in the car this morning I listened through to Ferran Fages’ new release Llum Moll on the Entr’acte label. About ten hours...

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Koji Asano – Travel Coupons

August 21, 2012

CD Solstice A day off today, spent mostly in Oxford buying walking clothing with my better half and buying books with musicians. I now have everything I need for...

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Cyril Bondi, Phonotopy – Komatsu

August 19, 2012

CD and free download Insubordination Komatsu is the title of a rather nice new album on the consistently strong Insubordinations net label by the duo of Cyril Bondi (floor...

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Mites – Passing Resemblance

August 19, 2012

CD Copy for your Records The music of Mites, who is Israeli Grisha Shakhnes, reminds me of a sensation I also have while listening to Jeph Jerman’s music- a...

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Chris Cundy, Dominic Lash – Two Plump Daughters

August 15, 2012

CD Creative Sources Pleased to finally get a day off of work tomorrow after what I think has been seven straight days slog. Its been nice late tonight to...

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Catherine Lamb – three bodies (moving)

August 10, 2012

CD Another Timbre Its hard not to compare the music I am writing about tonight to the music I wrote about yesterday, given the proximity of the two reviews...

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Morton Feldman – Crippled Symmetry

August 8, 2012

2CD Frozen Reeds Its never easy for me personally to write about the music of Morton Feldman. I never quite manage to find words that come even close to...

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Monday 6th August

August 7, 2012

Just two guys playing acoustic instruments in an old chapel. In some ways, that’s maybe all you need to know about Michel Doneda and Nils Ostendorf’s recent release Cristallisation...

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Sunday 5th August

August 6, 2012

Some straight down the middle improv tonight then courtesy of Christoph Schiller and Birgit Ulher’s Kolk album on Another Timbre. Schiller plays spinet, a modified, prepared version of the...

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Saturday 4th August

August 4, 2012

Well who knows what the hell to make of this… Dancing in Tomelilla is a new release on the Hibari label credited to the Cool Quartet with Lina Nyberg...

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Friday 3rd August

August 3, 2012

Tonight a CD on the SOFA label by a group named Muringa, who are Klaus E.Holm, (alto sax and clarinet) Tor Haugerud, (percussion, drums) Kim Myhr (zither, contact mice,...

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Wednesday 1st August

August 2, 2012

I wonder how many reviews of this new release on the Potlatch label will open with a line wondering why an acoustic accordion trio are named 300 Basses? A...

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Tuesday 31st July

August 1, 2012

An interesting album tonight from a composer whose name I am aware of but whose music had not crossed my path until this release. Arturas Bumšteinas is a Lithuanian composer...

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Monday 30th July

July 30, 2012

Tonight’s CD is a really difficult one to review. Fabula is a disc by the quartet of Axel Dorner, Ernesto Rodrigues, Abdul Moimeme and Ricardo Guerreiro on the Creative...

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Saturday 28th July

July 29, 2012

A Congregation of Vapours is the recent, and to date most impressive album by the Dublin based composer/improviser/sound sculptor Fergus Kelly. Released on the Cork based Farpoint Recordings label,...

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Friday 27th July

July 28, 2012

So tonight a CD on the Another Timbre label by the trio of Angharad Davies, (violin) Tisha Mukarji (piano) and Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga (zither). Outwash was recorded in a church...

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Wednesday 25th July

July 25, 2012

So to Crosshatches, the recent release by the long-distance duo of Toshiya Tsunoda and Michael Pisaro, two of my favourite musicians/field recordists/composers together for the first time on an...

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Friday 20th July

July 20, 2012

So tonight a release named, excellently, Tsstt! from the latest batch to flow out of Poland’s Monotype Records, a release by the quartet of Xavier Charles, (clarinet) Jean-Philippe Gross,...

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Thursday 19th July

July 20, 2012

Today was a miserable day. Apart from the fact it has been grey and wet now for about a month, and today just followed on in the same suit,...

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Wednesday 18th July

July 19, 2012

OK, so much better tonight after a relaxing day spent working at snails pace on a CD sleeve design and listening my way through a lot of music today.Tonight’s...

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Friday 13th July

July 13, 2012

Tonight a typically oblique little Cdr on the reliably creative Copy for your records label, this one the fourth in their series of “fan” CDrs, which consist of a...

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Thursday 12th July

July 12, 2012

Tonight a CD by Francisco Meirino and Michael Esposito entitled 01″ Ghosts of case file 142. I have a few difficulties with this particular release. not because of how...

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Monday 9th July

July 9, 2012

So to another example of music being made by musicians oceans apart and having never met in person. This one is I think the first virtual meeting between two...

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Sunday 8th July

July 9, 2012

Tonight the first of a couple of CDs I have picked up recently by Mites, which is the working name used by Grisha Shakhnes, a musician I have distantly...

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Saturday 7th July

July 7, 2012

Tonight some thoughts on a quite remarkable release that, to do it real justice needs a lot of writing and a more structured listening schedule, but alas I haven’t...

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Friday 6th July

July 6, 2012

And so a return to reviewing CDs, which given just how many are piled up here right now is a good move. Tonight an unusual and curious release on...

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Saturday 23rd June

June 23, 2012

Utterly shattered tonight after a long week that followed several other long weeks. I have a week off of work now, which will in itself be busy with other...

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Friday 22nd June

June 23, 2012

Not a CD review tonight, but a DVD-Audio review, which in itself is something of an achievement for me given that I don’t own a DVD player or a...

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Thursday 21st June

June 21, 2012

Tonight, another new release on the Infrequency label run by the Canadian duo Lance Austin Olsen and Jamie Drouin. This one is a duo disc containing seven short improvisations...

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Monday 18th June

June 18, 2012

Bellows is the duo of Giuseppe Ielasi and Nicola Ratti, and Reelin’ is the excellent title of what I think is their second album together. I wrote about the...

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Friday 15th June

June 16, 2012

Daylight is the name of a new CD on the Emanem label by the duo of John Butcher (tenor and soprano sax) and Mark Sanders (percussion). Now, John Butcher...

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Thursday 14th June

June 15, 2012

Tonight a CD from a duo of musicians based (I think) in Sydney, Australia who I had not heard of before but have been really impressed by their debut...

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Wednesday 13th June

June 13, 2012

Tonight’s CD is another recent release on the Consumer Waste label by the Barcelona based duo Cremaster, who are Alfredo Costa Monteiro and Ferran Fages. This disc, titled Live...

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Monday 11th June

June 12, 2012

Compilation releases don’t really work all that well with the way I usually write this blog. I either cut down my waffle considerably (yeah, I know…) or write so...

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Sunday 10th June

June 11, 2012

Tonight a new CD on the Consumer Waste label by the Chicago-based duo of Noé Cuéllar and Joseph Kramer who perform under the name Coppice. Holes/Tract is a four...

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Saturday 9th June

June 9, 2012

The answer to the failing Greek economy seems to be to move it to Oxford, UK, if Kostis Kilymis’ Organised Music from Thessaloniki label is anything to go by....