Wednesday, September 23, 2020

JAZZ MIDDELHEIM

 Tonight at the Jazz Middelheim festival in Antwerp, BE.

19.00-20.00 u. – Jeroen Van Herzeele & St├ęphane Galland play ‘Interstellar Space’

21.00-22.30 u. – Aka Moon



Tuesday, September 22, 2020

MANNHEIMER SCHLAGWERK FEAT. MARKUS REUTER - SUN TRANCE

'Sun Trance' is a 30-plus minute piece. 
Composed by Markus Reuter, it featured the Mannheimer Schlagwerk percussion ensemble plus Markus Reuter on Touch Guitar.

The actual piece is one big soundscape.
The mix of the percussion and the Touch Guitar fits perfectly.


Sunday, September 20, 2020

BUISONIC IN CONCERT

 I enjoyed Joost Buis' Buisonic project at the Plusetage in Baarle Nassau, NL, a couple of weeks ago.

Joost Buis - trombone
Jeroen Kimman - guitar
Paul Pallesen - guitar
Dion Nyland - double bass
Tristan Renfrow - drums

The ensemble also did two concerts at Het Bimhuis in Amsterdam, NL. 
These got recorded for Bimhuis TV :


ED WYNNE - SHIMMER INTO NATURE

 

  • ed wynne: shimmer into nature
        (2019, cd, uk, kscope)
Ed Wynne is the man behind The Ozric Tentacles.
"Shimmer Into Nature" is his solo debut from a a bit over a year ago.

This is great stuff.
Ambient soundscapes serve as backing for 5 beautiful guitar instrumentals.
Space rock at its best.

Shut Up 'N Give It A Listen...


MARKUS REUTER OCULUS - NOTHING IS SACRED

From the Bandcamp page:

"This is insane music. I used a compositional system that basically disallowed the musicians to play intuitively. They had to follow rules which served to create really strange melodies and harmonies," Markus revealed. "In the back of my mind, I wanted to create something as fundamentally radical as was (Miles Davis') 'Bitches Brew,' back in the day ... sort of an improvising 'big band' – where each player is on their own when it comes to specific pitches, but connected in terms of a common rhythmic grid and unified texture."

Recorded live in the studio (at the 4th annual MoonJune gathering, at La Casa Murada, Catalunya, Spain), every song is a mesmerizing journey, weaving seamlessly between various coarse and fine textures, where moments of tranquil harmony magically morph into spells of delightfully chaotic dissonance, stampeding one minute, and tip-toeing, the next.

Within the context of such challenging musical environs, some extraordinarily gifted, visionary players emote with defiant abandon, somehow, never discarding their unified 'the whole is greater than the sum of its parts' mindset or their polished collective dynamic swagger. Such paradoxes abound throughout this timeless classic.

Five extended compositions are thoroughly probed, despite the inherently reverential treatment they receive from the participating artists. Exhibitions of musical brilliance are overshadowed by the abstruse ingenuity of the foundation upon which they're constructed, amalgamated sonic offerings take on a life of their own. 

Out on Moonjune Records
Released on CD but also available as digital download.





SNARKY PUPPY UPDATE

Snarky Puppy will be re-releasing a remastered version of their 2010 "Tell Your Friends" album.
They've already made a couple of download tracks available for people who pre-ordered the album.
Sounds great.


THE COMET IS COMING - DEATH TO THE PLANET

 

  • the comet is coming: death to the planet
        (2017, 12", uk, dock 64)
From 2017 already...
TCIC / The Comet Is Coming featuring King Shabaka on the saxophone.

Highly recommended if you have a taste for electronic jazz.


CARL KING'S "THAT MONSTER SHOW" UPDATE

That Monster Show Release Date: October 3, 2020

Hi everyone! Quick update to let you know we are releasing the 13-minute animated pilot on OCTOBER 3, 2020.
The animator, Lance Myers, and I will be live streaming on Twitch that evening to discuss the project... with many more live stream Q&As with cast & crew to come!
That Monster Show stars Julia Aks, Joanie Brosas, Cole Johnson, Dan Foster, Laila Berzins, and Leeanna Vamp.
Created and Written by Carl King, Animated by Lance Myers.