Paal Nilssen-Love | New Japanese Noise & New Brazilian FunkPNL Records (2xCD/DL) In 2018 the Roskilde Festival in Denmark commissioned two exclusive performance to the Norwegian free-impro drum veteran Paal Nilssen-Love. Playing with the concept of contamination between music traditions and calling in some really outstanding musicians, he was able to contrive two radically different […]

Alvin Lucier | So You… (Hermes, Orpheus, Eurydice)Black Truffle (CD) Alvin Lucier is the de facto experimental composer. I am not always convinced that his work overwhelmingly succeeds on a compositional level but rather, like his signature ‘I am sitting in a room’, demonstrates a specific effect or area of experimentation, more often than not […]

MoE / Marhaug | Capsaicin Conrad Sound / Substrata + Utech Records (CD/CS/DL) From Norway comes a noise collaboration that has proven to be a sonic surprise from MoE and Lasse Marhaug, it’s Capsaicin (parts One through Four). At first it is a bit brooding, an extended deep bass drone, growing gradually, in time-released single […]

Håvard Volden | Space Happy SOFA Music (LP/CD/DL) This recording consists of eleven tracks, simply numbered I through XI, one spacier than the next. Space Happy by Oslo-based experimental electric guitarist Håvard Volden is flavored with cosmic dust and syncopated drone. The acoustics are a unique abstract space rock, a nu-musique concrète, rising, falling, drifting. […]

In this latest composition by Okkyung Lee the Korean artist (and prolific collaborator) has brought together six additional players including John Butcher on sax, Lasse Marhaug behind electronics and of course Lee, herself, on cello. Cheol-Kkot-Sae (Steel.Flower.Bird) out now on Tzadik (CD/DL) is anything but flighty. This is a live recording from 2016 from the […]