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Radio & Podcasts

Stephan Thelen's Fractal Sextet, Allan Holdsworth, T Lavitz and Aurora Clara

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Stephan Thelen fromFractal Sextet, Allan Holdsworth from Proto Cosmos, Evegny Pobozhly, Aurora Clara and from Melbourne The JaimZ project.Playlist Fractal Sextet “Zeptoscope" from Fractal Sextet (Alchemy) 00:00 Allan Holdsworth “It Must be Jazz" from Proto Cosmos (Blue Canoe) 08:17 Evegny Pobozhly “Subliminal" from Elements For Peace (Butman Music) 16:26 T Lavitz “A Little Mouse Music" from School of the Arts (Magnatude) 24:46 Electric Arc “Enigmatic Time" from March of Time (Sympaty) 33:02 Aurora Clara “Seis Cafes" from Clear ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Markus Reuter, Stephan Thelen, Protocol and Oz Noy

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New releases from Stephan Thelen with Fractal Guitar 2-Remixes, Markus Reuter from Truce 2, Oz Noy and Nicola Andrioli.Playlist Markus Reuter"One Cut Suffices" from Truce 2 (Moonjune) 00:00 Stephan Thelen “Point Of Inflection" from Fractal guitar 2 Remixes (Moonjune) 06:30 Simon Phillips Protocol"When The Cat's Away" from Protocol 5 (Phantom) 13:10 Shawn Needham “DFUNK22" from Like Before He Spoke (Self Produced) 19:41 Daniel Hayn “Morse Code" from Morse Code (Self Produced) 26:18 Nicola Andrioli “Expresso" from Skylight (Heartcore) ...

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Album Review

Stephan Thelen: Fractal Guitar 2 - Remixes

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Guitarist & composer Stephan Thelen's experimental guitar-fest Fractal Guitar (MoonJune Records, 2019) was followed by Fractal Guitar Remixes And Extra Tracks (MoonJune Records, 2019), a substantially fresh look at the material, as well as an expansion. For the sequel Fractal Guitar 2 (Moonjune Records, 2021) Thelen produced an even more radical approach to contemporary guitar-driven music. The remixes are also a step beyond. To start with, the album could just as well have been titled “Point Of Inflection ...

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Year in Review

Mark Sullivan's Favorite Recordings of 2021

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2021 may have been a year best forgotten in many ways, as the pandemic continued to make “normal life" look like a distant memory. There was a brief bright spot after the introduction of the vaccines, only to be crushed by the emergence of the Delta variant, then the Omicron. Yet somehow there was plenty of glorious music of all kinds. Here are my favorites (including a few exceptional reissues) with too many excellent releases to choose from. The list ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Jon Durant, Stephen Thelen, JVM Collective, Renaud Louis Servais, James Francies

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On today's program the guitars are upfront with Stephan Thelen and Jon Durant, Nicholas Llerandi, Apostolis Anthemos, Jimi Tunnel, and from Chile, drummer Cristian Tamblay with Derek Sherinian.Playlist Jon Durant-Stephan Thelen “Fractal 5.7" from Crossings (Alchemy) 00:00 JVM Collective “Which Doctor" from Frontiers (Blue Canoe) 07:03 James Francies “Levitate" from Purest Form (UMG) 14:20 Nicholas Llerandi “Memphis" from Standby (Self Produced) 21:03 Wojtek Pilichowski “Check Up" from Vandal (Universal) 28:02 Renaud Louis Servais Group “Magnet 7" from Iluna ...

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Album Review

Stephan Thelen: Fractal Guitar 2

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Guitarist and composer Stephan Thelen's Fractal Guitar (MoonJune Records, 2018) found him stepping outside of his role in the band Sonar in a big way. An absolute feast of multiple guitars with electronic effects, live looping and soundscaping, it also featured a star-studded group of guest guitarists (not to mention a grooving rhythm section). The good news is that almost all of them are back for the second installment, along with some new friends. The original album was largely created ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Stephan Thelen with Fractal Guitar 2, Steve Hunt from his album Connections, Al Garcia, Igor Willcox and much more

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The latest release from Stephan Thelen Fractal Guitar 2, Steve Hunt from Connections and music from Melbourne Jazz Funk band Pickpocket from their latest Refraction —also Al Garcia and Igor Willcox. Playlist Stephan Thelen “Cosmic Krautrock" from Fractal Guitar 2 (Moonjune) 00:00 Steve Hunt “Now's The Time" from Connections (Spice Rack) 07:53 Al Garcia “All Is Not As It Seems" from Between Worlds (Self Produced) 15:43 Igor Willcox “Room 73" from # 1 (Room 73) 23:32 Pickpocket “Sleep ...


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