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  • Liminal Seminals: the best new old things from 2011

    Dickie Landry – Fifteen Saxophones (Unseen Worlds)  These days Dickie Landry spends much of his time gigging with a Southern swamp rock/boogie combo in his native Louisiana, but when these recordings were made in the mid-seventies, he was a key participant in New York’s new music scene and a member of the Philip Glass Ensemble.

  • F.S. Blumm & Nils Frahm – Music for Wobbling, Music versus Gravity

    This is the second duet record Nils Frahm has made with guitarist and multi-instrumentalist F.S. Blumm, a musician who straddles free improv, avant rock and a whole bunch of other uncategorisable stuff with a playful, Dadaist sensibility. They’re a good fit. On his solo records, Frahm’s confections of Satie-esque minimalism and impressionism can come across

  • Oval and Imbogobom at Cafe Oto

    “Natural events such as the collision of hail or rain with hard surfaces, or the song of cicadas in a summer field…these sonic events are made out of thousands of isolated sounds; this multitude of sounds, seen as a totality, is a new sonic event. This mass event is articulated and forms a plastic mold

  • Peter Brötzmann’s Chicago Tentet at Cafe Oto

    Ever the contrarian, there were in fact eleven members of Peter Brötzmann’s Chicago Tentet for their three day residency at Cafe Oto. Eleven. This was more than an attempt to simply be “one louder”: in an interview conducted for the BBC beforehand, tentet member Ken Vandermark was rightly insisting Brötzmann’s reputation as the crazy shrieking

  • Keiji Haino and Voltigeurs at Cafe Oto

    In the run up to this show, someone told me that Keiji Haino once insisted upon playing so loud that the sound engineer at the gig quit in disgust. Someone else told me that, despite the volume he plays at, he thinks earplugs should be banned at his shows (Oto, having somewhat more sense, dispensed

  • A Hawk and A Hacksaw – You Have Already Gone to the Other World

    A Hawk and a Hacksaw is New-Mexico based duo Heather Trost and Jeremy Barnes, the latter of which has been performing and recording under this name for almost a decade. Often seen or heard in collaboration or performance with other equally respected musicians – Beirut, Wilco, Calexico, Andrew Bird – the pair introduce and seamlessly

  • Liminal Minimals – March 2013

    A-Sun Amissa – You Stood Up For Victory, We Stood Up For Less (Gizeh) Gizeh Records continue to probe the fine lines between drone, dark ambient and modern composition on this second release by A-Sun Amissa, a duo of guitarist Richard Knox and string player Angela Chan, augmented here by Gareth Davis on bass clarinet

  • Chris Watson – In Britten’s Footsteps

    This year marks the 100th anniversary of Benjamin Britten’s birth. Aldeburgh Music is celebrating this with a year long series of events based in and around Britten’s home from home, Snape Maltings, as well in his home town of Aldeburgh. Britten used to walk every afternoon around the countryside near his home, the Red House, on

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