CD Reviews

Klaus Filip, Toshimaru Nakamura, Andrea Neumann, Ivan Palacký – Messier Objects

February 11, 2013

Meenna CD A Messier object is a name given by a once prominent astronomer for objects often seen in the sky that were mistaken for comets. Frustrated  by them, he made a list of them so that they could be ignored in future. The four musicians here each use instruments that perhaps many would think […]

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ChipShop Music with Toshimaru Nakamura – Protocol

January 3, 2013

A couple of things to say about this release before any serious review- firstly the usual caveats given that I consider all of the musicians here to be friends, was present at the live concert in Dublin that forms half of the release, and spent some time socialising with them around the West Irish coastline […]

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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 “project managed” by the New Jersey guitarist Barry Chabala. Unbalanced in, unbalanced out was put together over a period of time by Chabala, (guitar) Bonnie Jones, […]

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Tuesday 15th December

December 16, 2009

Brrr it was extremely cold coming home from work tonight. If I don’t wake up to see at least a light covering of snow on the ground I’ll be surprised. I’m not entirely certain about what time of the year tulips come into bloom, but I doubt it would be winter, so listening to an […]

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Tuesday 1st December

December 2, 2009

I hate December so much. Work was a nightmare today, really it already feels like my holiday happened way off in the distant past. Fighting off a headache tonight as I write this, so sorry if my thoughts are a little pedestrian this time. The CD I have finally got around to writing about tonight […]

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Thursday 12th November

November 12, 2009

A day off today, spent tidying and cleaning mainly, but also waiting for the endless pounding rain to stop for long enough to walk to the post office and back. The postal strike is very much over here now, and over recent days I have been inundated with new CDs to listen to, enough to […]

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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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Tuesday 15th September

September 16, 2009

I think I have written here before, a year or two back about how sometimes our memories of live concerts can differ wildly from what we hear on CDs of the same performance released later. In the case of SLW’s second CD release named Fifteen point nine grams I can extend this a little further. […]

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Monday 24th August

August 24, 2009

Well after writing last night’s post, which told of the lovely meal we ate, I went to bed feeling quite at one with the world. About two hours later though I awoke with violent stomach pains that lead to spending most of the night hunched over the toilet bowl depositing the aforementioned meal into the […]

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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 recorded in the years 2007 and 2008 in South Korea as part of the Relay series of concerts and released now on the Manual label as […]

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Concert Reviews

..waiting for the gift of sound and vision

June 2, 2007

A short report on a concert that happened last Monday, a while ago now at the start of a hectic week that included a lot of bother from work as well as the adrenalin rush and necessary hard work that a new Cathnor Recordings release brings, but a big enough speactacle of a show that […]

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Another city, another concert.

May 28, 2007

After a week that seemed to go on forever I cut it short Friday lunchtime and after a lot of trouble involving someone trying to fraudulently use my debit card I got on a train into London, before transferring across to the Eurostar terminal at Waterloo to head over to Brussels for the Radu Malfatti […]

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