Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Video of the Day #108/2016: Chadbourne - Williams - Henderson / Slomo (3) / Expo 70 (3) / Other Matter (1) / Yagi - Marhaug - Nilssen-Love (4)

Eugene Chadbourne (Banjo, Guitar, Vocals)
Darren Williams (Saxophone)
Scott Henderson (Euphonium)

Slomo - The Grain

NEW NEW !  Expo 70 - Kinetic Tones
(on Oaken Palace Records, XII, 2015)

One of Drone’s most prolific artists, Justin Wright aka Expo ’70 can look back on an impressive discography counting more than 40 albums since 2003, which have undoubtedly influenced many other musicians in the Experimental/Psychedelic/Drone community and attracted a huge followership in the scene. This has resulted in extensive touring, the last one through 11 countries in Europe, and several live releases. Now Expo ’70 returns with a brand-new studio album, showcasing his trademark organic guitar drones that propel the listener ever deeper (or higher?) into other states of consciousness. Kinetic Tones was recorded all to analog reel-to-reel with no over-dubs, which gives the whole album an even more personal and intimate feel. The album spans over four tracks that range from minimalist Drone over spooky Psychedelia to harmonic and beautiful soundscapes, reaching a total running time of just under 40 minutes. Expo ’70 dedicates his release to the critically endangered Flores hawk-eagle. Due to ongoing habitat loss within its small range across the Indonesian forests of Flores, Lombok, and Sumbawa, capture for the cage bird trade, and persecution due to its habit of taking chickens, the Flores hawk-eagle is evaluated as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. It is estimated that less than 100 pairs remain. (copyrght, label text)

Plus the awesome
Other Matter - Probes
On Improvised Beings
December 2015

"Probes". Total length 10 hours, 32 minutes, 42 seconds. Human technology has travelled 103.00 AU so far. How far can we take the human mind though? credits: released December 5, 2015 . Recorded from September 2013 to August 2015 at Studio IB. Michel Kristof: electric guitar, effects, electronics. Julien Palomo: Kurzweil K1000, MicroKorg, Farfisa VIP-233, Mellotron M4000, Mellotron MKVII, Solina String Ensemble, samples. Artwork inspired by Takami Fujimoto's paintings. Special thanks to Vinnie Paternostro, Jay Reeve, Ivo Petrov, Sonny Simmons, Ed Stone. Improvising Beings ib996.

Yagi - Marhaug - Nilssen-Love
"Angular Mass"
on PNL XII/2015

Koto virtuoso Michiyo Yagi joins the longstanding Norwegian duo of drummer Paal-Nilssen-Love and electronics wizard Lasse Marhaug for a session of extended improvisations. Galvanized by Nilssen-Love’s arsenal of sounds and textures, Yagi drives the most traditional of Japanese instruments to non-idiomatic and percussive extremes while Marhaug’s abstractions reach heights of surprising lyricism. A veritable atlas of strange and wonderful sonic terrain, “Angular Mass” invites the listener to an unforgettable adventure.