Weekly Release Dump

Saturday, 4 May

Blast Furnace – Reality Television: Television Reality [EP] (free jazz, grindcore)

Chicago, Illinois

Blast Furnace – Stigma [EP] (free jazz, grindcore)

Chicago, Illinois

IZ – Il desto onironauta (jazz fusion, progressive jazz)

Zoppola, Italy

Sunday, 5

Erin Royer – After the Moment (contemporary classical, jazz fusion)

Perth, Australia

Soulsplitter – “The Moloch” [Single] (progressive metal)


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René Lussier, Quinos, Mark Guiliana, Zlatko Kaučič, Spoelstra, and Sferos

René Lussier – Quintette (Pasunecenne)

I’m pretty late on this one. Even though I’ve been eyeing it for some time, I never actually wrote about it. René Lussier is a well-known figure in the avant-garde community of Québec, and Quintette is but his latest effort, and it came out in Autumn 2018. The featured quintet is nothing but usual: featuring René on electric guitar and daxophone—a sort of amplified piece of wood—Julie Houle on tuba and euphonium, Luzio Altobelli on accordion, and Robbie Kuster and Marton Maderspach on two independent drum sets. The ten compositions found on the album are … Read more

Weekly Release Dump

Saturday, 27 April

Antoje – 3D Printed Strap (experimental electro)

Montréal, Québec
On Static Plaza

Lunar Throne – Lunar Throne (progressive rock)

Boston, Massachusetts

Quinos – Lune de miel (experimental jazz, jazz fusion)

Saguenay, Québec

Sunday, 28

Spoelstra – West Side Story: Winner of Ten Academy Awards (experimental electro)

Amsterdam, Netherlands
On Narrominded

Tuesday, 30

Ayankoko – ກ້ຽວສາວ (Kiauasav) (experimental electro, jazz fusion)

London, UK
On Chinabot

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Claire Rousay, Elliott Sharp, Álvaro Domene, and Mike Caratti, Maria Faust, Tim Dahl, and Weasel Walter, Miller-Adams-Scully Trio, John Zorn, and Alfred Vogel & Sylvie Courvoisier

Claire Rousay – Several Erasures (Already Dead Tapes)

Percussions is my weak spot. There’s something about it that fascinates, entrances me. I guess this goes with me being much more into rhythm than melody. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that I really adore percussionist Claire Rousay‘s works, which I started following with Neuter. On Several Erasures, Claire demonstrates a finer control than ever on the instruments and objects at her disposal, and creates an aural world unique and captivating. It’s a beautiful album!

Elliott Sharp, Álvaro Domene, and Mike Caratti – Expressed by the Circumference (Iluso)

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