Wednesday, March 22, 2017

DRIFTER - FLOW

Philippe's album of the day from a little while ago : Drifter with "Flow".
Pretty good.

Alexi Tuomarila : piano,
Nicolas Kummert : saxophones,
Alex Gilain : bass,
Teun Verbruggen : drums.


-- info : Philippe Lamoot

MARKUS REUTER


Markus Reuter just released "Kopfmensch", a compilation album, as a free download.


Monday, March 20, 2017

ENSEMBLE MODERN PERFORMED THE MUSIC OF FRANK ZAPPA IN BERLIN 2017 02 22

The Ensemble Modern, conducted by Jonathan Stockhammer, recently did a concert in Berlin, performing the music of Frank Zappa.

I wasn't able to attend but, fortunately, my Zappateer friends made an audience recording for everybody to enjoy.

Just beautiful.
This brings back nice memories of seeing FZ and the EM in Frankfurt almost 25 years ago.

  • Dog Breath Variations
  • Uncle Meat
  • Outrage At Valdez
  • The Girl In The Magnesium Dress
  • Ruth Is Sleeping
  • Get Whitey
  • G-Spot Tornado
  • What Will Rumi Do?
  • Night School
  • Revised Music For Low Budget Orchestra
  • The Beltway Bandits
  • A Pig With Wings
  • Put A Motor In Yourself
  • Moggio
  • Peaches En Regalia

    encores
  • Put A Motor In Yourself
  • G-Spot Tornado
  • Moggio

And from Berlin's Walk Of Fame, the "Boulevard der Stars" :



FLAT EARTH SOCIETY AT THE RED STAR LINE MUSEUM

A couple of months ago, Flat Earth Society did a remarkable concert. The band provided the music / soundtrack to a silent documentary at the Red Star Line Museum.
It was superb.

I was told that FES would be making a recording of this soundtrack and that the combination soundtrack + documentary would become part of the collection of the Red Star Line Museum. Visitors would be able to watch the documentary and to listen to the soundtrack at all times.

More recently, I learned that the soundtrack will be out on CD as well. That's excellent news as far as I'm concerned.

For those of you who want to experience the documentary screening with FES playing the music live, two dates have to be kept in mind :

April 20 - Red Star Line Museum, Antwerpen (S.S. Belgenland)
April 21 - Red Star Line Museum, Antwerpen (S.S. Belgenland)


VARIOUS ARTISTS - SONIC SCENERY - MUSIC FOR COLLECTIONS

About ten years ago, the Natural History Museum Of Los Angeles invited various artists to create and to contribute a musical piece that fits the art collection of the museum.
The Sun Ra Arkestra, led by Marshall Allen, contributed three pieces. One improvised, untitled piece and two performances of Sun Ra compositions, 'Mayan Temples' and 'Space Chord'.
All three recordings were made at the museum, in the hall of Ancient Latin America.

Next to the Arkestra, the album presents pieces by Autolux, Nels Cline, David J, Stephen Hartke, Jon Hassel, Languis, Matmos, Nobody And Mystic Chords Of Memory, and Ozomatli.
Lots of great music to be discovered.
Liner notes (and local audio system) intro by Esa-Pekka Salonen, music director of the LA Philharmonic Orchestra.

The Arkestra performances sound great, with Marshall Alen on his EVI (electronic valve instrument)!

I love the idea of adding music to the visit of a museum. Not that it has to be blasting out of the speakers at the museum, but that you get it as an audio option.
I guess it's a bit like Flat Earth Society adding music to silent movie / documentary at the Red Star Line Museum in Antwerp BE. And that was a fabulous sensation.


Sunday, March 19, 2017

SUN RA ARKESTRA IN CONCERT

Saw the Arkestra in concert in Maastricht NL yesterday.
They share such a positive attitude and vibe.
Loved it.


Here are some more dates.

THE SUN RA ARKESTRA ON TOUR - 2017

March 22nd. Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Lantaren Venster
March 23rd. Leuven, Belgium, Het Depot
March 24th. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Bimhuis
March 28, 29th & 30th. Lewes, near Brighton, U.K., Con Club
March 31st. London, U.K., Union Chapel
April 1st. Leeds, U.K.,The Wardrobe
April 2nd. Manchester, U.K., Band on the Wall
April 3rd. San Lazzaro Di Savena, near Bologna, Italy,Sala Paradiso
May 6th. Washington, DC, African American Civil War Memorial, 1925 Vermont Av.
June 10th. Brooklyn, NY, Union Pool
June 13th. Washington, DC, Logan Fringe Arts Space, 8 pm and 10 pm sets
August 3rd.-6th. San Francisco, CA, SF Jazz


SHAWN PHILLIPS - RUMPLESTILTSKIN'S RESOLVE


  • shawn phillips: rumplestiltskin's resolve
        (1976, lp, usa, ??)
This 1976 album features Albert Wing and Mike Miller.


-- info: Jan van Kemenade

FREAKSHOW ARTROCK FESTIVAL 2017

Freakshow Artrock Festival
September 22 and 23, 2017

September 22

  • Cowboys From Hell  (switzerland-
  • Poil  (france)
  • Cheer-Accident  (usa)
  • Le Silo  (japan)
September 23
  • DRH  (france)
  • Colonel Petrov's Good Judgement  (germany)
  • Piniol  (france)
  • Miriodor  (canada)



CAPTAIN BEEFHEART - - - ELECTRICITY 1967 - 1968

New 'radio show' album by Captain Beefhart.

"Electricity 1967-1968 is a collection of very rare recordings from Don Van Vliet AKA Captain Beefheart. The tracks were recorded live at MIDEM Pop Festival, Cannes Beach, France, at Frank Freeman's Dance Studio, Kidderminster, UK and Allegro Sound Studios, Los Angeles, CA. Track one, "Electricity" (1968 Live) Van Vliet's adaptation of the Howlin' Wolf vocal-construction device is in full frontal view, as is the evolving Magic Band rhythmic concept and French/Drumbo's incredibly responsive manifestation thereof as he shadows Van Vliet's singing; an outstanding version of one of the most innovative songs in the proto history of avant-rock. "Kandy Korn" (live) is structurally perhaps the most adventurous of the lot, it's interlocking parts peering past any jam-o-philic indulgences at the martial art to come."


CAPTAIN CHEESE-BEARD

Two concerts announced by Captain Cheese-Beard.
Performing pieces from the "Symphony For Auto Horns".

April 2, 2017
'Charlatan', Gent, BE

May 18, 2017
'Fakkel Theater' , Antwerpen, BE



-- info: Philippe Lamoot