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Cristián Alvear on INSUB

Read "Cristián Alvear on INSUB" reviewed by John Eyles

Since the Chilean guitarist Cristián Alvear first appeared in Europe and had his debut album, 24 Petits Préludes Pour La Guitare, released by Edition Wanderweiser, in 2013, he has been highly productive and visible, releasing about forty albums in some seven years. Impressive as that figure may seem, even more so are the labels he has ...

John Butcher

Read "John Butcher" reviewed by John Eyles

In the Building a Jazz Library article on Evan Parker, it says that seasoned Parker followers would describe him as the finest improvising saxophonist of his generation. Curiously, many of those same people would use exactly that phrase about John Butcher. The simple explanation for this apparent contradiction is that we are talking about two generations; ...

Traces Of Wood

Label: Hat Hut Records
Released: 2014
Track listing: Adapt/Oppose; Grain Bending #1; Nia Rain Circuit; S 64° 14” W 56°37”.

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Punkt Festival 2014

Read "Punkt Festival 2014" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Punkt Festival Kristiansand, Norway September, 4-6, 2014 Kristiansand, home of the Annual Punkt Festival for the past decade, is a municipality situated on the southernmost point of Norway at the Skagerrag strait. It has a population of 86,000 (the greater urban area, 155,000) and is the county capital of Vest- Agder.

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Polwechsel: Traces Of Wood

Read "Traces Of Wood" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Since the late '90s, the European outfit known as Polwhechsel has brandished a strikingly unique sound campaign. Other than the dual-drummer percussionists' attack consisting of polytonal cymbals swashes and soft timbres, the music predominately emanates from the lower register schematic via double bassist Werner Daffeldecker and cellist Michael Moser's earthen-toned string implementations. Nonetheless, the quartet depicts ...

Traces Of Wood

Label: Hat Hut Records
Released: 2013

Field

Label: Hat Hut Records
Released: 2009

Archives Of The North

Label: Hat Hut Records
Released: 2006
Track listing: Datum Cut; Mirror; Core Cut; Magnetic North; Site And Setting

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Polwechsel: Archives Of The North

Read "Archives Of The North" reviewed by Nic Jones

The process of making music can sustain only so much discussion, and the essay that accompanies Archives Of The North more than adequately covers this abstract material. In any case, Polwechsel's sound world, as with any manifestation of experimental music, is better experienced than analysed. One pertinent reference point is Morton Feldman's singularly reduced minimalism. All ...


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