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Jan Peter Schwalm: How We Fall

Read "How We Fall" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Jan Peter Schwalm is a German composer and music producer, best known for his collaborations with ambient music pioneer Brian Eno, including the album Drawn From Life (Opal, 2001). Since 2006 Schwalm has been a regular guest at Norway's Punktfestival, distinguishing himself as a live remixer. He has also developed a long- term partnership with Norwegian ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Spin Marvel: Infolding

Read "Infolding" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

As a Professor of Jazz (Drums/Percussion) at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and as contributor to recordings and performances by Lee Konitz, Dave Holland, Bill Bruford's Earthworks and other progressive jazz thinkers, drummer, composer and bandleader Martin France is accustomed to deep and heady jazz waters. In Spin Marvel, France teams up with two ...

Music’s Where You Find It

Read "Music’s Where You Find It" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Ajoyo
Ajoyo
Ropeadope
2014

Multi-reed player Yacine Boulares has picked up, and left behind, musical footprints literally all around the world. He was born in North Africa (Tunisia) but grew up in Paris, where he studied philosophy at the Sorbonne and jazz performance at the National Conservatory and New School ...

Indigo Kid II: Fist Full Of Notes

Read "Fist Full Of Notes" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

At the risk of implying that the very selective UK-based Babel Label has gone “mainstream," they have--of late--issued a number of releases that certainly have a broader appeal. A homage to Bill Evans Postcard to Bill Evans (2015) and vocalist Emilia Mårtensson's fine Ana (2014), now share a catalog with cutting edge artists like pianist Alexander ...

Indigo Kid II: Fist Full Of Notes

Read "Fist Full Of Notes" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

The self-titled debut album of guitarist Dan Messore's UK-based quartet was credited to Indigo Kid. Album number two, Fist Full Of Notes, is credited to Indigo Kid II--a nod, presumably, to the personnel changes that have occurred between releases.

For this second album, Messore is joined once again by bassist Tim Harries. The experienced Iain ...

Spin Marvel: Infolding

Read "Infolding" reviewed by Luca Muchetti

Nuove eruzioni dal vulcanico batterista britannico Martin France, alla guida degli Spin Marvel. Il musicista già ascoltato al fianco di Django Bates, Evan Parker, Kenny Wheeler, Lee Konitz, Dave Holland, Arild Andersen, e Ralph Towner firma quest'anno un nuovo capitolo della sua storia musicale lanciando per RareNoiseRecords Infolding, affascinante e acido sbocco musicale che al jazz ...

Spin Marvel: Infolding

Read "Infolding" reviewed by John Ephland

A cross somewhere between Jon Hassell and Brian Eno, there's a funky brilliance here that keeps me coming back for more. There are jams packed into all six pieces, a bunch of running around in and outside of meters, serious soloing without being serious (or at least, showing off). The Hassell and Eno references, of course, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Spin Marvel: Infolding

Read "Infolding" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Spin Marvel is all about shaping sounds. Ambient landscapes, minimalistic tides, atmospherics, trance-inducing passages, and electro-acoustic marriages are all part of the package when this group gets going.

When drummer Martin France put Spin Marvel together and orchestrated the creation of its eponymous debut, the band was presented as a quartet with trippy ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Spin Marvel's Infolding With Nils Petter Molvaer - Upcoming RareNoiseRecords Debut

Spin Marvel's Infolding With Nils Petter Molvaer - Upcoming RareNoiseRecords Debut

Spin Marvel is the brainchild of British drummer Martin France, here joined by an all-star crew of celebrated Norwegian trumpeter and electronic music pioneer Nils Petter Molvaer, bassist Tim Harries (formerly of Bill Bruford’s Earthworks), Norwegian electronic sculptor Terje Evensen and remix maestro Emre Ramazanoglu. Together they create spacious and dramatic soundscapes of profound intensity on ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Scene Norway 2 at King's Place

Read "Scene Norway 2 at King's Place" reviewed by John Kelman

Scene Norway 2
Artist-in-Residence: Nils Petter Molvær
King's Place,
London, UK
November 15-17, 2013

Walking into King's Place, in London, England, is an experience in itself. A building opened in 2008 near King's Cross station in downtown London, it was built with the kind of foresight that is rare these ...