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Bo Van de Graaf: Off the Record: Eccentric Music for Audio Hunters

Read "Off the Record: Eccentric Music for Audio Hunters" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


ToonDist is a Netherlands-based consortium of small independent labels distributing the creative and improvised music of their country. Founded in 2002, ToonDist is often the point of departure for unknown labels such as No Can Do Music and Pingo, and emerging ones like TryTone and Evil Rabbit. The closest ToonDist comes to “convention" may be the AVA Trio, The Core Trio live featuring Matthew Shipp (Evil Rabbit, 2016), or a book of Misha Mengelberg scores. At the outer edge we ...

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Bo van de Graaf: Ticket

Read "Ticket" reviewed by James Taylor


Ticket, the latest from I Company leader Bo van de Graaf, is the second of two musical tributes to New York City to come out in 2004 (the other being El-P's Thirsty Ear Records release High Water). But unlike that electronic-tinged Matthew Shipp/El-P collaboration, Ticket (specifically, a “musical impression of the NYC subway ) is an abstract construction rich in concrete musique sound collages and centered around van de Graaf's lyrical and emotive tenor saxophone.The Dutch-born van de ...


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