CD Reviews

Kostis Kilymis – More Noise Ahead

March 15, 2013

CD Entr’acte So the most recent album by the London-based Greek musician Kostis Kilymis, who, for the sake of the necessary caveats can also be considered a good friend of mine. The album, released on Entr’acte and named More Noise Ahead contains ten shortish tracks put together with an array of electronic devices, both digital […]

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Two from Entr’acte

September 23, 2012

Glenn Bach, John Kannenberg – Dispersal Patterns. CD Entr’acte E119 Aside from what I gleaned from a few minutes’ googling, I know nothing about the musicians behind the first of these two releases issueded on the Entr’acte label. There are two tracks here, which, to paraphrase the press release are excerpts taken from two live improvisation performances […]

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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 later, I went back to my car to drive back home. I got in, turned the key, had a quick drink of water before settling down […]

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Friday 5th March

March 5, 2010

Although I have knocked a bit of a hole in the pile of CDs yet to be listened to recently, I am still very conscious that I have just lately been writing about CDs a week or two later than others might have done, and so just for a change, here’s a write-up of something very new, possibly not even released yet, on the excellent, somewhat prolific Entr’acte label. The disc in question is a duo work by Tomas Korber and Ralf Wehowsky named Walküren am Dornenbaum. It arrived a couple of days ago and I’ve been playing it a lot since. It is a piece of music that has clearly been considered and developed carefully, given that it uses source material recorded by the duo together back in 2006, but they have separately manipulated the soundfiles at a distance over the three years that followed. That said, the press release for the album claims that the CD “obliterates the borders between improvisation and composition, spontonaeity and careful planning.” How much the music achieves such an attempt at obliteration I am not sure, but certainly this is a thoroughly original, somewhat curious and decidely engaging set of six pieces of music.

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Saturday 31st October

November 1, 2009

So today I have listened to the second new disc by Lionel Marchetti and Yoko Higashi to arrive here in recent weeks. This one is released on Entr’acte, the London based label whose releases I have listened to quite a bit of late. Recorded between 2007 and 2009, Pétrole consists of six pieces of musique […]

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Tuesday 20th October

October 20, 2009

A Trebuchet was a large catapault used in the middle ages to hurl things over the walls of under siege cities. It was also the name of a ducking chair used at a similar time to humiliate or kill anyone that did not fit in with society for one reason or another.  It was also […]

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Wednesday 14th October

October 15, 2009

You know, I never used to have to keep a pair of scissors in the desk drawer next to where I sit and listen to music, but since I have recently been sent (very kindly) a number of CDs from the Entr’acte label they have been in constant use. The reason being that most, (though […]

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Saturday 3rd October

October 3, 2009

Less grumpy tonight, but just as tired. A long hectic day at work followed by an annoying journey home tends to take it out of you. I had intended to write about the other new Eliane Radigue release today, but upon closer study it seems there is a conceptual element to the recording in that […]

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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 to contribute constructively to an I Hate Music thread again because I felt I had something to add. Oh well, I guess we never learn… Maybe […]

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