martes, septiembre 21, 2010

Esto lo estoy tocando mañana #11 - Evan Parker / John Wiese (2009)

(...) Aptly named, this collaboration between Evan Parker and noise-maven John Wiese explores the messy question "what would happen if two of the loudest, most intense heavyweights of their respective genres met?" With Parker on soprano and tenor sax and Wiese on "electronics, tape, (Max) MSP", they give birth to an intense collection of unhinged and mutilated tones, all set on display in a nursery of sonic freaks. (...)

(By Dave Madden, Evan Parker / John Wiese C-Section)


sábado, septiembre 11, 2010

Porque me siento rara vol.24 - The Hafler Trio

The Hafler Trio is a conceptual and sound art collaborative between Andrew M. McKenzie, the only permanent member, and guest musicians. The project has seen the release of numerous albums and CDs in experimental musical styles ranging from electronica, cut-up, ambient, environmental soundscape, musique concrete, electro-acoustic, and audio-montage as cinema for the years from 1982 to present, each of which utilise graphic design and text for contextual juxtaposition with the recordings, as well as having a diverse but concrete philosophical and sometimes quasi-religious framework to place them.

Link de descarga borrado por requerimiento de la compañía discográfica. :(

lunes, septiembre 06, 2010

Esto lo estoy tocando mañana #10 - Happy Apple (2004)

It’s hard to picture a band more grassroots than Happy Apple. Drummer David King, electric bassist Erik Fratzke and saxophonist Michael Lewis hail from Minneapolis, in the verdant northern Midwest, far from the concrete jungles where hard-hitting jazz musicians tend to congregate. “The stigma of improvising groups outside New York is that they’re jam-bandy,” King notes. “We would kind of use that. We’d roll into town and not much would be expected of us. Then we’d just really throw down. We always felt we could hang anywhere. But we decided to stay outside the New York system in order to commit to each other.”
Many know King as the drummer in another acclaimed trio, the Bad Plus. Happy Apple, in fact, gave the Bad Plus its initial inspiration. At those storied Happy Apple gigs in New York, one could always find future Plussers Ethan Iverson and Reid Anderson, King’s old friends and fellow Midwesterners, navigating the notoriously difficult New York music scene. “They were frustrated about keeping bands together,” King recalls, “and they saw that what Happy Apple did was a conscious choice, to commit to a sound and create something new. The ideology of both bands is identical: bring the music out there with no charts and throw down; try to connect.”

(By David R. Adler --> Happy Apple: Hometown Homeboys)