Wednesday, November 21, 2018

VALENTINA CIARDELLI

From Facebook, Valentina Ciardelli's "Parachute Concert" will take place in London on November 26, 2018.

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
King Charles Court Old Royal Naval College, SW1A2 Londen

26th November 2018, Peacock room , TL KCC

"An extraordinary occasion to be part of a musical journey into humor, deep meanings and sarcastic arguments between Gioachino Rossini and Frank Zappa...with three new string quintet world premieres ( Special composer guest Kurt Morgan, Bassist and arranger of Dweezil Zappa's Band).

Violin I: Ben Richardson
Violin II: Maria Januszewska
Viola: Peter Fenech Cacciottolo
Cello: Jennifer Alexandra Sturt
Double bass: Valentina Scheldhofen Ciardelli

- Peaches en Regalia* F. Zappa
- Sonata a Quattro – N°6 “La Tempesta” G. Rossini
- Cadas Byrig for string quintet (world Premiere) S. Pradalie
- Del Tacito infinito andar del tempo (world Premiere) M.Sarti
- Waveforms for string quintet (world Premiere) K. Morgan
- Echidna’s Arf of You* F.Zappa



FRANK ZAPPA'S BLACK FRIDAY RELEASE


Commemorating its 50th anniversary, the rare mono mix of Frank Zappa’s album We’re Only In It For The Money has been pressed on vinyl for the first time since 1968 as a collectable picture disc. Mastered by Bernie Grundman in 2018 and housed in packaging as originally intended, each LP will feature one of four versions of unseen art from Zappa’s Vault, which will be a surprise until opened. A fifth version will be available outside of the U.S.



YIN YIN




FOCUS


From Glass Onyon PR


Dutch Music Legends Focus Announce Release of New Studio Album “Focus 11”

Exclusively available on the band's November UK tour and via the band's official online store ONLY!

The current line-up of Focus, which features Thijs van Leer, Pierre van der Linden, Menno Gootjes and Udo Pannekeet – completed the new studio album titled “Focus 11” earlier this year and are debuting the CD edition on their November UK Tour.

The 11 track album will be released as a CD, gatefold coloured LP and Download on the band's own In And Out of Focus Records, via Cherry Red, in late January. The album features artwork by Roger Dean.

Official Focus Website: www.focustheband.com

Focus tour dates:

10th November - LONDON - London 100 Club SOLD OUT
11th November - WOLVERHAMPTON - Robin 2
12th November - MILTON KEYNES - The Stables
14th November - HULL - The Fruit
15th November - NEW BRIGHTON - Floral Pavilion Theatre
16th November - WOKINGHAM - Wokingham Football Club SOLD OUT
17th November - KINROSS - Green Hotel SOLD OUT
18th November - GLASGOW - The Ferry
19th November - EDINBURGH - The Caves
20th November - ABERDEEN - The Assembly
21st November - DUNDEE - The Church
22nd November - GATESHEAD - The Sage
23rd November - LOWDHAM - Lowdham Village Hall
24th November - DERBY - The Flower Pot
25th November - HOLMFIRTH - Picturedrome
27th November - MANCHESTER - Band on the Wall
28th November - ALDERSHOT - West End Centre SOLD OUT
29th November - SOUTHAMPTON - 1865 Club
30th November - FLETCHING - Trading Boundaries
1st December - FLETCHING - Trading Boundaries


Tuesday, November 20, 2018

ERYA YILDIRIM AND GRUP SIMSEK


New 7" by Derya Yıldırım and Grup Şimşek.




Monday, November 19, 2018

EUGENE CHADBOURNE TO TOUR CALIFORNIA


CALIFORNIA DATES:


  • DECEMBER 8 SANTA BARBARA PIANO KITCHEN: 430 Rose Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • DECEMBER 9 OJAI BARTS BOOKS 302 W Matilija St, Ojai, CA 93023
  • DECEMBER 12 VENTURA GRADY’S 2546 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93003
  • DECEMBER 12 SAN LUIS OPISBO A SATELLITE OF LOVE – A Satellite Of Love. 1335 Walker St. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • DECEMBER 15 OAKLAND OCTOPUS LITERARY SALOON 2101 Webster St #170, Oakland, CA 94612







Sunday, November 18, 2018

THE MOST EVER COMPANY - PLAYS LIVE VOLUME 2

The Most Ever Company (or TMEC) is an art collective from Oklahoma.
As their Bandcamp page states :TMEC is an anonymous fictional art collective in Oklahoma imagining fictional bands releasing fictional avant-garde music.
They have released quite a number of albums in various formats : computer disc, vinyl, CDR, CD, cassette,...

Their "The Most Ever Company Plays Live Volume 2" album compiles various live (mostly audience) recordings. It includes a rather straight-forward version of Frank Zappa's 'Peaches En Regalia' (right after ELP's 'Karn Evil 9').
Sounds pretty good. A bit chaotic, but that's just fine.

Available on CDR (sold at concerts), but also through Bandcamp !
https://themostevercompany.bandcamp.com/



KRIS DANE - BOY, 26

Kris Dane's "Boy - 26" album, from 1999, features two third of Aka Moon (Fabrizio Cassol, Stéphane Galland), and the piano / keyboard player from Flat Earth Society (Peter Vandenberghe).

Prince-influenced, contemporary pop.
Hard copy CD available from Guy Segers through his Bandcamp page.

Data has been entered into the United Mutations Archives.



THE TUBES - NOW

Telling you that Don Van Vliet played saxophone on 'Cathy's Clone' on The Tubes' "Now" album is pretty old news. The same goes for the fact that the band covers 'My Head Is My Only House" on the very same album.

But I only recently found out that this 1977 vinyl album got issued on CD.
There's a couple of different editions. The prettiest one is the 2004 release by Acadia / Evangeline Records. It has a blue album cover and it has the front and back pictures switched.



LA GRANDE FORMATION - ANYONE LIVED IN A PRETTY HOW TOWN

Checking out Fabrizio Cassol's discography brought me to La Grande Formation. I mentioned the ensemble's second album, "Galilée" (1993), a little while ago, but I'm happy that I found "Anyone Lived In A Pretty How Town" as well.

Beautiful.

Here's 'Lettre Ouverte Á Charles Mingus' (open letter to charles mingus) :