Dunning & Underwood | The Blow – Volume 5 Front & Follow (CS/DL) Dunning & Underwood‘s wildly interesting addition to The Blow series utilizes the Mammoth Beat Organ, that grinds and delivers a circus like feel as things start to take shape on Song for Chimney Stacks. Designed as “a modular, mechanical music contraption designed […]

Zack Clarke | Mesophase Clean Feed (CD) Listen (Spotify) The follow-up to his Random Acts of Order (also on Portugal imprint Clean Feed) is the brand-new effort, Mesophase, from NYC pianist/composer Zack Clarke. The lineup is as follows: Zack Clarke: piano and electronics Chris Irvine: cello Charlotte Greve: saxophone, clarinet, flute Nick Dunston: double bass […]

John Butcher | Made to Measure self-released (DL) This late Summer release sizes up for multiple reasons. Made to Measure is self-released and name your price via Bandcamp comes the latest from London’s sax improvisor John Butcher. This is a short collection of a half dozen works (1998 – 2017) that were composed for particular […]

Espen Lund | Blow.Amplifier One BPM (DL) On his very first solo record Norwegian musician Espen Lund (of Yuma Sun and Bergen Improstorband) debuts three solo pieces for the electric trumpet, recorded live in the studio. He describes the process: “The goal was to push the natural trumpet sound as far as we could, while […]

Tonus Cagean Morphology Intermediate Obscurities I + IV Texture Point  | A New Wave of Jazz (CD/DL) Belgium label A New Wave of Jazz has released a steady discography of albums, all sharing an in-house visual design that favors minimal aesthetics. This visual identity, incidentally, is the work of Rutger Zuydervelt, the experimental sound artist who […]