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The Geordie Approach: Shields

Read "Shields" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Two Norwegians and a Geordie—the nickname for someone from an area of North East England--excel at semi-structured and largely improvised acoustic-electric works, and celebrate their first album for this multi-dimensional UK-based record label that is unrestricted by any musical boundaries. Therefore, the trio straddles avant-garde, ambient-electronica, and other EFX-framed offshoots. However, they defy tradition because of ...

Inatween

Label: Bruce's Fingers
Released: 2013
Track listing: Iced; Puck; Dance Girl Dance; The Candidate; Well, Well, Well; The Homecoming.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

The Geordie Approach: Inatween

Read "Inatween" reviewed by Ian Patterson

At the risk of pigeonholing The Geordie Approach's music, there's really nothing like a little Noise/skronk/experimental electro/free jazz/pounding post-rock to shake off the cobwebs. The trio's debut album, Why Eye (Bruce's Fingers, 2007) will have deterred the faint hearted with its intense free improvisations, and equally, sucked in more adventurous listeners into the all-enveloping spiral of ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Rhythm Changes: Rethinking Jazz Cultures

Read "Rhythm Changes: Rethinking Jazz Cultures" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Rhythm Changes Media City UK, Salford Rethinking Jazz Cultures Conference Manchester, UK April 11-14, 2013 The study of jazz in academic institutions may be a relatively modern trend, but the presence of over a hundred academics from South Africa to Russia and from America to Portugal at the Rhythm Changes: ...

Why Eye

Label: Bruce's Fingers
Released: 2007
Track listing: Beardsley; MacDonald; Keegan; Gascoigne; Sheare; Milburn; Robson.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

The Geordie Approach: Why Eye

Read "Why Eye" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The Geordie Approach is an experimental collaboration between Norwegian alto sax/electronics player Petter Frost Fadnes, drummer Ståle Birkeland with Geordie-born Englishman guitarist/ electronics player Chris Sharkey, all proud members of the Leeds Improvised Music Association. All have collaborated with some of the most prominent figures of the fertile music scene in Leeds, UK, including pianist/composer Matthew ...


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