A duo album for Vijay Iyer with trumpeter Wadala Leo Smith.A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke features pianist Viay Iyer and the musician he has described as his “hero, friend and teacher”, trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith. Vijay has previously played extensively with Wadada in Smith’s Golden Quartet, but t..
A Humdrum Star (2018) is the second album from Manchester's instrumental trio GoGo Penguin for the Blue Note Label.Inspired by electronic and contemporary (minimalist, notably) music, the trio's jazz is exciting and exhilirating! Tracklist-A /Player/Raven/Bardo/-B /A Hundred Moons/Strid..
A Pouting Grimace is an audacious release from pianist and composer Matt Mitchell. Not only Mitchell is one of the most in-demand pianists in jazz, he has also established himself as a composer of bold distinction. Substantial in scope, the album - which features twelve musicians (five woodwin..
The Heliocentrics are primarily an instrumental group, which operates
out of their vintage analogue studio in East London, called the
Quatermass Sound Lab. For their fourth album, they brought in a young
Slovakian singer named Barbora Patkova. Rooted in far-reaching psych-funk grooves, this is..
Austrian experimental guitarist Christian Fennesz, aka Fennesz, uses guitar and computer to create shimmering, swirling electronic sound of enormous range and complex musicality. Agora is his first solo album since Mahler Remixed (2014) and Bécs (2014). Even though the album was created in a minimal..
Bryce Dessner released in 2013, Aheym, an album of quartets, on Anti- Records. The album finds Dessner collaborating with Grammy Award-winning Kronos Quartet, who are celebrating their 40th anniversary season.Aheym features four original compositions by Dessner performed by Kronos Quartet as well as..
With All This I Do for Glory, his first solo outing since 2013’s “To See More Light”, Colin Stetson ventures into a territory both familiar and mysterious.His approach to performance and recording is decisively stripped-down; all songs were recorded live with no overdubs or loops. The invasive and t..
Earthen Sea is a project of New Yorker Jacob Long. The absorbing tracks of his album An Act of Love, produced for the Kranky label, oscillate between deep ambient and minimalist dub-techno. A nuanced, spacious and radiant electronic work.Tracklist-A /The Present Mist/About That Time/Delicately in th..
Anoyo ("the world over there") draws from the same sessions which led to the 2018 work Konoyo but rendered starker, solemn, and stripped back, with more of a naturalist tint. Hecker's processing here moves in veiled ways, soft refractions and whispered shrouds woven within improvisational sessions o..
Philosophy of Beyond, the second volume in the Anthology Resource series, continues Dean Hurley’s experimental soundscape work into more ethereal and celestial territory. 12 tracks weave together a rich sonic tapestry built in part from comb-filtering experiments, tape loops, and sampled field excur..
The Robert Glasper Experiment, and Robert Glasper himself, have a pretty impressive career and produce some of the most exciting contemporary jazz music.On ArtScience, the Experiment - sax man and vocalist Casey Benjamin, bassist Derrick Hodge, drummer Mark Colenburg and Glasper on piano - weaves ja..
Having emerged from New Jersey's DIY scene in the late ‘90s, cult hip-hop trio Dälek have pioneered a music fusing narcotic hip-hop with sonic experimentations drawing from noise, showgaze and industrial ambient.Asphalt for Eden sees a new creative peak for Dälek!Tracklist -A /Shatte..