Wednesday, January 23, 2019

BERKLEE FRANK ZAPPA TRIBUTE


Wow !!




THE BIZARRE WORLD OF FRANK ZAPPA - - - TOURDATES


The Bizarre World Of Frank Zappa 2019 UK tour

May 09: Edinburgh Playhouse
May 11: Gateshead Sage
May 12: Manchester Bridgewater Hall
May 13: Birmingham Symphony Hall
May 14: London The Palladium

https://www.loudersound.com/news/frank-zappa-hologram-tour-is-coming-to-the-uk-in-may

The touring lineup includes Ray White, Mike Keneally, Scott Thunes, Robert Martin, Ed Mann and Joe ‘Vaultmeister’ Travers, while “hours of never seen before Zappa performance footage from the early 70s” will also feature in the shows.


Sunday, January 20, 2019

TIMET - CICLI DI SINTESI

Italian ensemble TIMET contributed to the (essential) 1994 Frank Zappa tribute CD that got released with Sonora magazine.
'Z(x) = T" was composed by Lorenzo Brusci.
It's a collage piece that includes some Zappa samples.

The piece can also be found on the ensemble's above pictured first release : "Cicli Di Sintesi" from 1996.


RACEBANNON - IN THE GRIP OF THE LIGHT

Racebannon contributed Don Van Vliet's 'Electricity' to the excellent Captain Beefheart tribute album "Neon Meate Dream Of An Octafish".
The had released the track previously on their "In The Grip Of The Light" album.


DET SKANDALØSE ORKESTER - NO HAR DE LAGET SKANDALE IGJEN

Last week, "No Har De Laget Skandale Igjen" (they made a scandal again) arrived, the 2014 album by Det Skandaløse Orkester.

Funny stuff with lots of zappa-esque twists and turns.
Too bad my Norwegian language skills are non-existing, but I do love the music.



INVENTIONIS MATER TRIO FEATURING NAPOLEON MURPHY BROCK - ZAPPA SPIELT FÜR BACH



The SJS association (Stiftung Johann-Sebastian Bach) started organising the "Zappa Plays For Bach" concerts in 2008. Bands, ensembles and Zappa alumni would perform the music of Frank Zappa in support of rebuilding the organ at the  St.Katharinenkirche in Hamburg.
These concerts take place at St.Katharinen, two days before the actual Zappanale festival starts, so they're considered sort of an opener for the festival.

This was the tenth anniversary. With Inventionis Mater (including Valentina Ciardelli on double bass!) and Napoleon Murphy Brock (who performed at the first concert of the Zappa Plays For Bach series).
This is the sixth album with material from Zappa Plays For Bach and it's superb.

Andrea Pennati's performance (arranged for solo guitar) of FZ's 'Watermelon In Easter Hay' is just awesome. Pierpaolo Romani's arrangements of two pieces of Stravinsky's "L'histoire Du Soldat" are great. Valentina Ciardelli's tribute to Stravinsky (called 'Igor') is beautiful, and I'm not even mentioning all the other Zappa pieces that they performed.

Inventionis Mater's "Zappa Spielt Für Bach" album is something every Zappa fan will enjoy.


HENRY KAISER AND MAX KUTNER


From the Iluso Records website :

Henry Kaiser and Max Kutner - “Wild Courses” (IRCD15)

Recorded in April of 2017, this guitar duet album is a particularly special and unusual one. Like Kaiser’s 1979 classic WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE duet album with Fred Frith, this Kaiser-Kutner recording breaks new ground in an unceasingly entertaining manner. Composed of duets on instruments with coursed pairs of strings, acoustic and electric 12-strings and 8-string bass, the music occupies very unique sonic territories.


John “Drumbo” French originally suggested that the two might find a fruitful recording collaboration together. Kutner plays guitar in Drumbo’s current MAGIC BAND, and Drumbo and Kaiser have collaborated for 40 years.



Saturday, January 19, 2019

BESTIAPLANETE


Check out Bestiaplanete, a band from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Influenced by James Brown and Frank Zappa !!

Here's the Bandcamp link to their latest album :



THE RESIDENTS' COMPLETE MOLE TRILOGY TO BE RELEASED IN APRIL


The Residents: Mole Box, The Complete Mole Trilogy pREServed

6 CD box set
To be released on April 5, 2019

https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/the-residents-mole-box-the-complete-mole-trilogy-preserved/



Friday, January 18, 2019

TEASER FOR THE NEW TOO NOISY FISH ALBUM


Too Noisy Fish - Furious Empathic Silence
Album got released today.
Again, the album title can be abbreviated as F.E.S.
No wonder as all three are part of Flat Earth Society.

Too Noisy Fish :

  • Peter Vandenberghe piano
  • Kristof Roseeuw contrabas
  • Teun Verbruggen drums