Four very different records coming from various corners of the Earth, all out today for your listening pleasure. Each of these bends and prods beyond singular genres in scope and musicality. Unexpected, provocative, and otherwise cerebral, each will take you some place – so people get ready! Out of Berlin, first up is Alessandro Cortini […]

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 […]

Streifenjunko | Like Driving Sofa (LP/CD) The Norwegian duo Streifenjunko of Espen Reinertsen (saxophone) and Eivind Lønning (trumpet) have been working together since 2005 and are about to release (11/2) their latest effort, Like Driving.  The album is made up of three full-size tracks, starting with Everything We Touch is Electric. They use their traditional […]

Trondheim Voices + Asle Karstad Rooms & Rituals (Grappa Musikkforlag; CD/DL) Though we primarily focus on instrumental music, sometimes the human voice is uncannily transformed into something completely other, as is sharply evidenced on this phenomenal recording from Norwegian sound designer Asle Karstad and the collective Trondheim Voices (maccatrols developed by: Asle Karstad and Arnvid […]

Hilde Marie Holsen Lazuli (Hubro; LP/CD/DL) Out this week is the sophomore effort from trumpeting sound sculptor Hilde Marie Holsen on the Norwegian Hubro imprint after 2015’s Ask on the same label. Composition and improvisation of live processed trumpet merge and detract for a resulting experimental record that runs for about thirty-four minutes over four […]