Vinyl Reviews

Martin Küchen – Hellstorm

November 4, 2012

Vinyl Mathka The Swedish saxophonist Martin Küchen is a really nice guy, but also an intense individual whose music has always had a deeply serious undertow to it. Hellstorm, his new vinyl release on the Mathka label is filled with dark musical imagery reflecting horrific events from Berlin and Poland around the end of the […]

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CD Reviews

Monday 12th April

April 12, 2010

Tonight I listened to another Creative Sources disc though, one of the most anticipated from the new batch this time, a quartet recording by Ernesto and Guilherme Rodrigues (cello and violin respectively) alongside Carlos Santos’ electronics and on this occasion Martin Küchen’s saxophone. Regular readers will know I am a big fan of Küchen’s music, or at least the one side of it I know well, he also plays a lot of free jazz. His new trio release with Seymour Wright and Keith Rowe is another great one I’ve been playing a lot and really must write about soon. How he would work alongside the familiar sound of Rodrigues senior and junior was interesting to me. Opening up the CD sleeve as I first played this disc a week or two back I also discovered the brief but thoroughly interesting liner notes were written by none other than Brian Olewnick, which only added to my interest in the music contained on the disc.

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CD Reviews

Friday 18th December

December 19, 2009

What a day. I got my parents to Gatwick OK, only for them to later find their flight, and all other flights cancelled by heavy snow, and so they came home again, by train some time later. My father hasn’t been so well, so this was extra stress that nobody needed. Then I spent a […]

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Concert Reviews

Monday 27th October

October 27, 2009

So Chip Shop Music with Toshimaru Nakamura then. Caveats out of the way to begin with- I consider Paul Vogel and David Lacey, (two of the group) to be amongst my best friends, and this was my seventh trip over to Dublin to see them play. I would add though that our friendship sprang out […]

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