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Sten Hostfalt: Eternity Check

Read "Eternity Check" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

A good deal of music that falls into the free jazz/improvised music category can sound like unstructured noise to the uninitiated listener, like the sounds made by a ensemble of adolescents without a year's worth of musical training between them noodling away on unfamiliar instruments.

“Turn it up loud and listen again," a mentor once ...

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Sten Hostfalt: 29 Pieces for the Microtonal Guitar: Live at Knitting Factory New York

Read "29 Pieces for the Microtonal Guitar: Live at Knitting Factory New York" reviewed by John Kelman

Multi-instrumentalist Joe Maneri's recent release Angles of Repose demonstrated exactly how cogent his microtonal approach to improvisation has been, using extended techniques to expand on the sonic capabilities of more traditional instruments. Clearly inspired by Maneri, Sten Hostfalt takes the more rigid confines of the guitar and transforms it into an instrument equally capable of exploring ...