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ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Leonardo Pavkovic: Nothing is Ordinary

Read "Leonardo Pavkovic: Nothing is Ordinary" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

More than any other person, Leonardo Pavkovic has made me write some crazy shit. Pavkovic is the primal force behind the joyously eclectic MoonJune Records, which he established in 2001. “Established" may not be the right word: “I am truly an unusual and rules breaking call-it-record-company with a 'label' identity despite the fact that ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

John Kelman's Best Releases of 2017

Read "John Kelman's Best Releases of 2017" reviewed by John Kelman

For those who may have noticed, there have been no best of lists coming from yours truly since 2014; sadly, the chronic health problem that has reduced my previous writing pace to a crawl continues without much respite. My best of the year lists have always been predicated upon having reviewed the releases chosen, and with ...

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.).

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Van der Graaf Generator: Merlin Atmos (Deluxe Edition)

Read "Van der Graaf Generator: Merlin Atmos (Deluxe Edition)" reviewed by John Kelman

For a group that has released only three studio albums since reforming in 2005 after a quarter-century hiatus--longer when considering the “classic" lineup with singer/pianist/guitarist Peter Hammill, keyboardist Hugh Banton and drummer Guy Evans was last heard on World Record (Charisma, 1976), and forgetting about 2012's atypical ALT (Esoteric), an album of improvisation-driven instrumentals--Van der Graaf ...

Other World

Label: Cherry Red Records
Released: 2014
Track listing: Spinning Coins; Some Kind of Fracas; Of Kith and Kin; Cash; Built From Scratch; Attar Of Roses; This Is Showbiz; Reboot; Black Ice; The Kid; Glass; Two Views; Means To An End; Slippery Slope.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Peter Hammill / Gary Lucas: Other World

Read "Other World" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

On paper, this alliance might seem like an improbable encounter. Vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Peter Hammill is revered for his work with the legendary progressive rock unit, Van Der Graaf Generator. While guitarist Gary Lucas' resume contains a historic affiliation with avant, blues-rock wiz Captain Beefheart amid stints within New York City's downtown scene denizens, vocalist Joan ...

NEWS: RECORDING

First Album Collaboration By Peter Hammill & Gary Lucas Other World CD Available February 3, 2014

First Album Collaboration By Peter Hammill & Gary Lucas Other World CD Available February 3, 2014

London, UK - Esoteric Recordings are delighted to announce the release of the first album collaboration featuring Peter Hammill, (Van Der Graaf Generator) and Gary Lucas, (Captain Beefheart, Jeff Buckley). “OTHER WORLD" (EANTCD 1026) is released on 3rd February 2014. The fourteen track recording is a result of an invitation from Peter to Gary suggesting they ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

33rd Edition of Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

Once again, it is clear that quality and diversity will reign supreme at the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal presented by TD in collaboration with Rio Tinto Alcan, as we prepare to celebrate a 33rd edition. Fans can already start filling in their summer calendars with some of the greatest names on Planet Jazz, discover ...


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