Sunday, February 26, 2017

NEW ALBUM BY DEWA BUDJANA


Dewa Budjana's "Zentuary", feat. Tony Levin, Gary Husband, Jack DeJohnette.
With special guest Guthrie Govan.

Out on MoonJune.
Digital or vinyl (!).



MORE ON THE ART ZOYD BOX SET

Last week, I mentioned that Cuneiform Records is about to release an Art Zoyd Box Set.

12 CD's and 2 DVD's of Art Zoyd entitled "Art Zoyd's 44 1/2: Live and Unreleased Works"

http://cuneiformrecord.blogspot.be/2017/02/cuneiform-presents-art-zoyd-box-set.html


European fans need to know that the box is also available for pre-ordering from Mandaï.

Olivier added : "We (Mandaï) have the opportunity to pre-sell them for a "normal" price as they will transit via us before going to the US."

You can find all the info here:
http://www.mandai.be/art-zoyd-4-12-live-and-unreleased-works_52236



MACHINE MASS IN CONCERT

Machine Mass (with Michel Delville)

Friday, April 28, 2017

at 'L'An Vert',
Liège, BE


-- info: Philippe Lamoot

FIDO PLAYS ZAPPA TOUR BLOG

Fido Plays Zappa kicked off on their Dirty Fingers tour.

Read all about it here :

http://www.fidoplayszappa.com/wp/



ZAPPAWEEN WITH BOGUS POMP IN OCTOBER

Might seem a bit early, but do mark your calendar :

Jerry Outlaw (Bogus Pomp) on facebook :

Zappaween 21 will happen at Skipper's in Tampa on Saturday, October 28. I am very happy and honored to have the opportunity to get this grand old beast off the ground one more time and make this an event to remember.

Performing for your dining and dancing pleasure will be,....

  • Jerry Outlaw - guitar, vocals
  • Alex Pasut - bass guitar
  • Rick Olson - keyboards, vocals
  • Pat Buffo - vocals
  • David Pate - saxophones
  • Jim Hall - bass trombone
  • Jason Caren - drums
  • George Bernardo - vibes, marimba, percussion
  • Ross Jobson - keyboards
  • Dan Campbell - violin

At various points in the evening you may also encounter,... Ward Smith, Caleb Hall, Royse Bassham and Leo Binetti.


BOGGAMASTA, NEW PROJECT BY FLAT EARTH SOCIETY

Flat Earth Society, featuring David Bovée, will be presenting BOGGAMASTA !!

3/March/2017: Handelsbeurs Gent, BE -
4/March/2017: Lantarenvenster Rotterdam, NL -
5/March/2017: CC De Kern Wilrijk, BE -





THE UNIVERSE BY EAR - S/T

Being the melomaniac that I am, I'm always on the look-out for bands that perform the music of, or that are influenced by the music of my musical heroes : Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart or The Residents.

Years ago, this quest brought me to Arf, a Swiss trio that featured Stefan Strittmatter on the guitar. I had seen the trio perform at the Zappanale festival in 2004 and was blown-away. The trio released four excellent albums but called it quits in 2012.

The very same Stefan Strittmatter had crossed my path again when I received the first album by Fido Plays Zappa, a Basel-based Swiss band that, as the name predicts, perfoms the music of Frank Zappa. The ensemble features Pascal Grünenfelder on bass.
The Fido sextet (or tentet when you count the horns) does a superb job. I saw them live in Germany and in Switzerland and they convinced on both occasions. They're touring Germany and The Netherlands at this very moment, I hope to see them in action again real soon.

Anyway, when I found out that Pascal Grünenfelder and Stefan Strittmatter had joined forces with Beni Bürgin to form Universe By Ear, I knew that I had to check them out.
Six months ago, the trio had already released 'Seven Pounds' as some sort of appetizer. I was impressed and very curious to hear their album.
This brand-new eponymous debut release arrived last week and is excellent.

The Universe By Ear plays energetic, contemporary guitar-oriented rock music. They have a very distinct, very recognisable sound, mixing prog and experimental influences in their rock sound. I love it.
Just take a listen to the below samples !

Available from Czar Of Crickets.

Friday, February 24, 2017

VANBINSBERGEN PLAYSTATION

Corrie van Binsbergen's Vanbinsbergen Playstation is about to release a new album.
"Tales Without Words" will be presented during the March 10 concert at the 'Bimhuis' in Amsterdam, NL.

The band has scheduled another performance on March 17 at the Willem Twee Concertzaal in Den Bosch, NL.

Vanbinsbergen Playstation
10/03 20:30 Bimhuis Amsterdam, NL

Toon Tellegen - Hemels en Vergeefs
12/03 15:00 De Weijer Boxmeer, NL

Vanbinsbergen Playstation
17/03 20:30 Willem Twee concertzaal Den Bosch, NL

Toon Tellegen - Hemels en Vergeefs
19/03 16:00 Roode Bioscoop Amsterdam, NL

Toon Tellegen - Wij weten wie wij zijn...
26/03 Passa Porta Festival Brussel, BE

Toon Tellegen & Corrie van Binsbergen
11/04 20:00 Limonaia - Villa Augustus Dordrecht, NL


DON PRESTON / ANDREA CENTAZZO - ESCAPE FROM 12/12

Originally released in 2011, Don Preston  has made the recording of this excellent concert available again. With different artwork.
Don Preston: piano, acoustic bass, electronics, mini Moog
Andrea Centazzo: gongs, cymbals, drums, mallet kat

Improvised music at its best.


Thursday, February 23, 2017

WIZARDS OF TWIDDLY - MAN MADE SELF


Two years after their debut, Wizards Of Twiddly released "Man Made Self".
More madness. More crazy music.
Carl Bowry on the guitar.
Data has been added to the United Mutations Archives.