CD Reviews

Keith Rowe – September

December 6, 2012

CD Erstwhile ErstLive Keith Rowe’s most recent contribution to the Erstwhile label is a live recording of his New York performance from 11/9/11, a concert that coincided with the tenth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Centre. The recording is, predictably, superb, if incredibly tense. In his eighth decade now, Rowe has reached […]

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CD Reviews

Radu Malfatti, Taku Unami

November 27, 2012

CD Erstwhile ErstLive A live recording then of a meeting of two of my favourite musicians, though in the case of one of them, Taku Unami, one wonders if musician is still the apposite term. By the time these two performed together in New York in September 2011, Unami had primarily stopped working with anything […]

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My Favourite Album

My Favourite Album – Richard Pinnell

September 5, 2012

Keith Rowe, John Tilbury – Duos for Doris. Like, I would imagine is the case for the vast majority of people reading these pages, choosing a single favourite album to write something about is nigh on impossible. On any given day I could change my mind over what is my favourite album. Certain albums have […]

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CD Reviews

Jason Lescalleet – Songs about nothing

August 29, 2012

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CD Reviews

Monday 4th January

January 5, 2010

I must admit to being very unsure about this record before I ever listened to it. Musik – Ein portrait in Sehnsucht is a recent release on Erstwhile by Burkhard Stangl and Kai Fagaschinski. The reason for my uncertainty is based upon recent Erstwhile CDs that these two have appeared on separately, both of which focussed on the combination of improvised, abstract forms with pop music, In Fagaschinski’s case the Magic I.D release, and Stangl the live Schnee disc. The recent NeuSchnee album from 2009 is actually the first Erstwhile release I have not even bothered to purchase in ten years, simply because, having read descriptions of it I have a good idea it won’t be one I would enjoy. I feared the same might be the case for this Fagaschinski/Stangl release, but reading up on it it did not seem to contain singing and included a number of field recordings, so I picked up a copy.

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CD Reviews

Monday 23rd November

November 23, 2009

The headache I went to bed with last night stuck around for most of today as well, and only this evening after a decent meal do I feel a bit fitter. I have managed to listen to some music today though, quite a bit of it actually, though I am only going to write about […]

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