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Article: Festivals Talking

Moers Festival Interviews: Fred Frith

Read "Moers Festival Interviews: Fred Frith" reviewed by Martin Longley


The Moers Festival in Germany celebrates its 50th anniversary during this year's edition, between 21st and 24th of May. The English guitarist Fred Frith was always a frequent player at this festival, particularly during the 1980s, whether with Massacre, Skeleton Crew or playing bass with John Zorn's Naked City. In comparatively more recent years, he appeared ...

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Article: Radio

Henry Cow: Jazz Interpretations

Read "Henry Cow: Jazz Interpretations" reviewed by Bob Osborne


Henry Cow were an English avant-rock group, founded at Cambridge University in 1968 by multi-instrumentalists Fred Frith and Tim Hodgkinson. Personnel fluctuated over their decade together, but drummer Chris Cutler, bassist John Greaves, and bassoonist/oboist Lindsay Cooper were important long-term members. Michel Edelin has recently released an album on RogueArt celebrating the music of the band-on ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Phillip Johnston Returns with Diggin' Bones and The Adventures of Prince Achmed

Read "Phillip Johnston Returns with Diggin' Bones and The Adventures of Prince Achmed" reviewed by John Kelman


The consequences of change in the music industry have been predicted for some time now but, with far too many blinkered deniers, it's had to begin approaching critical mass before being recognized for what it is: the commoditization and devaluation of music that has led to increasing challenges for musicians looking to maintain any kind of ...

Article: Radio

Fred Frith Solo Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam

Read "Fred Frith Solo Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam" reviewed by BIMHUIS


Since the 1960s, composer and multi-instrumentalist Fred Frith has been blurring the borders between rock, folk, improvisation and contemporary music. His influence as an artist was already evident in the early seventies, first as a result of his work with the innovative British rock band Henry Cow and later with Brian Eno. He moved to New ...

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Article: Album Review

The Delegation: Evergreen (Canceled World)

Read "Evergreen (Canceled World)" reviewed by Dave Wayne


Stretched out over two discs and featuring a 13-piece band that includes a string quartet, two vocalists and a dedicated person on “additional electronics" Evergreen (Canceled World) totally lives up to its larger-than-life sweep and scope. The brainchild of keyboardist and composer Gabriel Zucker, the Delegation's music is rooted in the edgy sort of modern / ...

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Article: Album Review

Faun and a Pan Flute: Traffic

Read "Traffic" reviewed by Dave Wayne


jny: Atlanta, the home of OutKast, CeeLo Green, Usher, and really the whole “Dirty South" hip hop thing, is not a place normally associated with bands that play super-complex all-original instrumental art-rock. So, you may have to pinch yourself when you hear Traffic by Atlanta-based prog-rockers Faun and a Pan Flute. And to be totally frank, ...

Article: Multiple Reviews

Dark Companion: tra novità, fascinazione e nostalgia

Read "Dark Companion: tra novità, fascinazione e nostalgia" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro


Nata nel 2015 e gestita da un team di otto persone riunite attorno a Max Marchini, la piacentina Dark Companion ha dato alle stampe a fine anno i primi quattro CD di una serie che ci si augura lunga, vista la cura e il livello delle produzioni (anche in termini di grafica, confezione, ecc.).

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Steven Wilson: Maintaining Momentum with Transience & 4 1/2

Read "Steven Wilson: Maintaining Momentum with Transience & 4 1/2" reviewed by John Kelman


He is undeniably one of the hardest working men in music. In addition to ongoing work as surround sound and new stereo remixer for bands including King Crimson, Yes, Jethro Tull, XTC, Hawkwind, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Tears for Fears, Simple Minds, Roxy Music and Caravan, with more groups being added on a regular basis, Steven ...

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Article: Album Review

Evan Woodle: Nth

Read "Nth" reviewed by Dave Wayne


An integral part of the fecund and fascinating Pacific Northwest jazz scene, percussionist Evan Woodle is a charter member of several of the region's most innovative bands: Heatwarmer, Chemical Clock, and Operation ID to name a few. Each of these groups plays a sort of hybrid music that's difficult to describe without using hyphens and multiple ...


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