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Wrekmeister Harmonies: Recordings Made in Public Spaces - Vol. 1

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L'ascolto del primo volume dei Recordings Made in Public Spaces del gruppo Wrekmeister Harmonie è sorprendente. Si tratta, infatti, di registrazioni carpite in spazi pubblici-musei, successivamente elaborate e poi sovra-incise da un ensemble, riunito appositamente per il progetto dal percussionista chicagoano J.R. Robinson, a cui è stato dato il nome di Wrekmeister Harmonie (qualcosa che potrebbe tradursi come “armonie ...

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My Cat Is an Alien + Enore Zaffiri: Through the Magnifying Glass

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Gli italianissimi fratelli Opalio, meglio noti come My Cat Is an Alien, si sono costruiti una meritata fama nell'ambito della sperimentazione sonora internazionale, collaborando con musicisti del calibro dei Sonic Youth o di Mats Gustafsson. Per il loro debutto su Atavistic li troviamo in altra illustre compagnia, quella di uno dei pionieri della musica elettronica italiana, Enore Zaffiri, storico ...

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Larry Ochs Sax and Drumming Core: Up from Under

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Dalle pionieristiche intuizioni di Ornette e Coltrane, passando per le geniali trovate di Henry Threadgill, l'idea della doppia-ritmica/doppia batteria ha attraversato con fortune alterne la storia recente dell'improvvisazione. Eppure, il riferimento più affascinante e immediato per il Sax & Drumming Core di Larry Ochs, almeno all'orecchio suggestionabile di chi scrive, sono le Fife & Drum band del sud degli ...

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Sun Ra: Secrets of the Sun

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Another recently unearthed rarity in a seemingly endless discography, Secrets of the Sun documents a fruitful yet somewhat under-represented period in the storied career of iconic keyboardist and bandleader Sun Ra. Recorded in New York in 1962 at jazz workshop sessions, only Blast First's 1996 compilation Out There a Minute contains comparable material.

Originally ...

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Vandermark 5: Beat Reader

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La notizia, vale la pena sottolinearlo fin dalla prima riga, è che i Vandermark 5 sembrano aver finalmente e definitivamente elaborato il “lutto” per la perdita di Jeb Bishop. Defezione imprevista e piuttosto problematica, anche perchè l’uscita dal gruppo nel 2005 del trombonista-chitarrista, rimpiazzato dal violoncellista Fred Lonberg-Holm, ha comportato un cambio di formazione che, a differenza delle partenze ...

Peter Brötzmann - Peeter Uuskyla: Born Broke

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Un ritmo regolare, quasi da marcia militare, e il richiamo tribale delle pelli percosse dal legno delle bacchette. E’ l’inizio di Born Broke e proprio in questo gioco di contrasti, di elementi estetici apparentemente inconciliabili risiede il fascino dell’incisione. Perché poi, su questo tappeto ritmico quasi metronomico, si inseriscono il sax tenore e il clarinetto di Peter ...

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Fire Room: Broken Music

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Broken Music is the appropriately titled debut of Fire Room, a collaborative international effort featuring wildly prolific Chicago-based composer and multi-instrumentalist Ken Vandermark. This unconventional trio features Norwegians Paal Nilssen-Love (drums) and Lasse Marhaug (electronics), inceptive members of Vandermark's Powerhouse Sound. Exploring similar territory, Fire Room ventures further into the extremes of brutal cacophony and disquieting ...

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Peter Brotzmann / Peeter Uuskyla: Born Broke

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German multi-reedist Peter Brötzmann, the grandfather of European free jazz, and Swedish drummer Peeter Uuskyla have been playing together in various line-ups for the past ten years. Although Brötzmann's dynamic range has expanded considerably since his early days as the fire-breathing author of the seminal Machine Gun (Atavistic, 1969), he hasn't lost any of his vivaciousness. ...

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Vandermark 5: Beat Reader

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Beat Reader is the tenth studio album of all-original material from Chicago's esteemed Vandermark 5. Leading his most resilient and diverse ensemble into its second decade, composer/multi-instrumentalist Ken Vandermark has accomplished a remarkable achievement in a time when regular touring line-ups have vanished.

Vandermark's advanced writing reveals a facility for composing interlocking, cellular structures that ...

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Sun Ra: Some Blues But Not The Kind Thats Blue

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Pioneering bandleader Sun Ra recorded very few small group recordings in his lifetime. Those existing albums rarely focus on standard material, which makes Some Blues But Not The Kind Thats Blue unique in his vast discography. Taking up where the Evidence label left off in the late 1990s, Atavistic's Unheard Music Series has begun reissuing some ...