Sunday, September 15, 2019

Calineczka - Music not for Airports


Hey, it's been quite some time since my last post but I've got a lot in my hands, and although I've started writing some reviews, I wasn't able to finish them. So, here's Calineczka, Polish one-man project of Ścisław Dercz playing awesome analog modular synth drone. There's no variety at all, just almost seven hours of the most static drone you'll ever listen to; some people would call me extremely depressed for bearing to listen to such stuff for hours, but for me it's incredibly calming and ideal for concentrating and even clearing my ears from everyday city noises. And hey, I was actually listening to it on my flight back home from England recently, so the Eno reference turns back on its legs, no? You can download the whole session for free on the Attenuation Circuit bandcamp that released it this year.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Eric Glick Rieman / Lesli Dalaba / Stuart Dempster ‎– Lung Tree



Being a huge fan of the masterpiece Deep Listening where trombone player Stuart Dempster created sonic magic with Pauline Oliveros and Panaiotis, I bought this to check a little more into the rest of his work. This work with keyboardist Eric Glick Rieman and trumpetist Lesli Dalaba mixes free improvised jazz with electroacoustic elements and is a great success. At times playful and at other times greatly mournful it is an amazing listen that deserves close attention. Dempster signs both on the trombone and the didgeridoo, and so do the rest of the musicians. 2005 cd on ReR Megacorp.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Jim Haynes ‎– Telegraphy By The Sea



Dense monolithic drone constructed under several years work using field recordings of meteorological phenomena and electromagnetic fields. Excellent. 2009 cd on Helen Scarsdale Agency.

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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Christian Vander Trio ‎– Jour Après Jour



Great live nightly jazz album by the one and only Christian Vander accompanied by Philippe Dardelle on double bass and Emmanuel Borghi on piano. Features a composition by Vander, one by Michel Grailler, one by the Sherman brothers (who wrote the music for Mary Poppins lol) and Coltrane's "Like Sonny." 1989 cd on Seventh Records.

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Fear Fals Burning - Function Collapse



I've never heard Fear Falls Burning extensively but I thought it was a continuation of the tribal dark ambient style of VidnaObmana. But this album tells me that really very different is cooking. Accompanied by a manic Colin Webster on tenor sax (frequent collaborator of David Birchall), and Tim Bertilsson on drums (who has played with awesome bands such as the legendary Switchblade, black metal nihilists Craft, and even Candlemass!), Dirk Serries, who handles the guitars, has created a superb recording of improvised psychedelic drone/free jazz, with two long mantras that could be the result of a live collaboration between Swans and Mats Gustafsson. Definitely one of the best albums of this year. 2019 lp on Consouling Sounds.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Current 93 - Invocations Of Almost



Just a few months after the sublime The Stars on their Horsies and the very good The Light Is Leaving Us All (which I only managed to hear today) David Tibet comes again with the music from an installation he did in LA. The title offers great expectations as it shares it with the epic first track from Aleph At Hallucinatory Mountain; the music is some of his darkest and most troubling ambient. I'm too bored to say more, and I think the music will reward you so get it. 2019 cd on The Spheres.

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Coil - Live - Copenhagen 2002



A rather noisy concert performed by Coil in Copenhagen in 2002 which is now offered for free on Thighpaulsandra's website. It features, among others, a very heavy and dark version of "Are You Shivering?", a trippy one of "Ostia The Death of Pasolini," and a cover of "Bang Bang," along with a very obviously heavily drunk John Balance. You can get it either from the source, or from my upload, it's your call.