Content by tag "Sonar"

Sonar: Black Light

Read "Black Light" reviewed by Claudio Bonomi

Si chiamano Sonar, vengono dalla Svizzera e questo è il loro terzo lavoro.

Sveliamo subito di che si tratta, prendendo spunto dalle note di copertina redatte nientemeno che dal mirabile John Kelman. L'ispirazione di Black Light è l'album dei King Crimson del 1973 Lark's Tongues in Aspic e in particolare il lavoro di ricerca ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Renowned Music Journalist Barry Cleveland Launches The Lodge

Renowned Music Journalist Barry Cleveland Launches The Lodge

Veteran music journalist and former Guitar Player magazine editor Barry Cleveland has launched The Lodge, a new online music publication featuring in-depth interviews with some of today’s most forward-thinking artists, music reviews, videos, and geeky recording tips and techniques. Cleveland reviews new releases by John McLaughlin, Ben Monder, Sonar, Orion Tango, and Kevin Kastning in his latest ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Sonar: Black Light

Read "Black Light" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

By virtue of its experimental and often convoluted definition, progressive jazz seems to require an increasingly larger umbrella. Under that broadly encompassing category, the Switzerland- based quartet SONAR is a noteworthy and unconventional standout. Black Light is their fourth release (but only the second to be made widely available) and for those who have followed the ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

John Kelman's Best Releases of 2014

Read "John Kelman's Best Releases of 2014" reviewed by John Kelman

2014 was another challenging year, with a personal health matter that began in early summer (thankfully finally diagnosed, non-life threatening and now being treated, though still waiting for signs of improvement) slowing down both travel and the usual breakneck writing in a significant way. Since the rule of this list is that any titles on it ...

Sonar: Static Motion

Read "Static Motion" reviewed by John Kelman

At a time when more recordings are released than ever before, it's rare to find a group that not just changes the way music is made, but the way it's defined. That description could easily fit Swiss pianist Nik Bartsch and his longstanding group Ronin, its Ritual Groove Music jettisoning overt virtuosity and conventional form for ...


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