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Label: Contraphonic
Released: 2010
Track listing: Adolescents; NY Prices; Four Bright Red Dots; Truce; Zoquete; NY Prices!; Calcetines; Burnshine; He Junkin.'


Article: Album Review

Frank Rosaly: Milkwork

Read "Milkwork" reviewed by Mark Corroto

The very in-demand Chicago drummer Frank Rosaly takes time out from his duties in over twenty bands--ranging from experimental sound, jazz, rock, and improvised music--to make a solo recording of drumming and electronics. Milkwork is a nine-song LP (also available as a digital download), pressed on white vinyl in a limited edition of 500. ...


All Is Golden

Label: Contraphonic
Released: 2009
Track listing: Listen Lover; All Is Golden; Good Friends have Gone; When I'm On The Rocks; Precious Like A Sneer; Monster; What Do You Know About You?; Big Sleeved man; Unexpected vex; Say It All Night; Mrs. Bruford; Had & Have; I Think So.


Article: Album Review

Pronto: All Is Golden

Read "All Is Golden" reviewed by John Dworkin

There's a new game in the music world: Six degrees of Wilco. Current Wilco keyboardist Mikael Jorgensen's band Pronto is the latest degree in a wide network of Wilco connections. All Is Golden is Pronto's debut and Jorgensen composed and sings all the material. The musical influences are varied: power pop; retro '70s funk; Chicago Transit ...


Pillars and Tongues: Protection

Label: Contraphonic
Released: 2008
Track listing: Hall Of Bliss; Dead Sings; Protection (I); Protection (II).


The Gift Economy

Label: Contraphonic
Released: 2008
Track listing: The Banner; Des Moines; Two Ghosts At The Table; Grant Park; The Light Tilts Out; A Gift.


Article: Extended Analysis

Pillars and Tongues: Protection

Read "Pillars and Tongues: Protection" reviewed by John Dworkin

Pillars and Tongues Protection Contraphonic 2008 After listening through Pillars And Tongues' Protection, the listener may be left with the feeling of having attended a new style, post-religion Mass with liturgical forms composed by Tom Waits, John Fahey and Arvo Part. Old rituals are transformed and making art ...


Article: Album Review

Never Enough Hope: The Gift Economy

Read "The Gift Economy" reviewed by John Dworkin

Tobin Summerfield's Chicago ensemble Never Enough Hope is a modern musician's Noah's ark. The players come in pairs: two trumpets, two alto saxophones, two tenor saxophones, two lower range saxophones, two violins, two mid-range strings, two basses, two guitars, two vibraphones and two drum kits. The resemblance in instrumentation to a traditional jazz big band is ...


Article: Extended Analysis

Frank Rosaly: Little Hell Volume 1 - Apathy of a Cow

Read "Frank Rosaly: Little Hell Volume 1 - Apathy of a Cow" reviewed by John Dworkin

Frank Rosaly Little Hell Volume 1 - Apathy of a Cow Contraphonic 2008 When looked at in its entirety, Chicago record label Contraphonic's Little Hell project can be seen in multiple lights: social activism, historical record, artist collective, creative electroacoustic improvisation, and/or dislocated sound art installation. ...


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