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Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:


Yugen:
https://altrockproductions.bandcamp....death-by-water

Panzerpappa:
https://altrockproductions.bandcamp....estrottedans-2

Hell yeah baby!!
 
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I like them both. Panzerpappa's seems a step up from their previous, and Yugen is still ridiing their wave of awesome.
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Posted elsewhere but deserves sharing here, new release upcoming from Soleil Zeuhl, One Shot related since their breakup, should be a highlight






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^ Nice!  ill be buying
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Could anyone recommend some good recent RIO ? (more on the Univers Zero side than the happier side of the genre) 

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For those not on his email list, a new CD from Angel Ontalva is coming at the end of the month:


 
Originally posted by Angel Ontalva Angel Ontalva wrote:

Rich, colourful and textural, OBO is an open project based on carefully constructed improvisation, with strong roots in folkjazz and experimental rock.

Here you can listen to one of the pieces:


The sax player Alexey Kruglov is a prominent personality in the current avant-jazz Moscow scene. Anastasiya Masloboeva is an Irkutsk-based singer-dulcimer player who has developed a unique approach to improvisation with strong russian folk influences.
Vasco Trilla is a portuguese-catalonian drummer specialized in very subtle sonorities and textures obtained with almost any possible object, and Ángel Ontalva uses alternative tuningselectronic manipulations and extended techniques together with a musical vocabulary developed through years of collaborations with musicians from many different cultures.

OBO - "Palace of Waiting" oXaRus 01 will be available in the end of June as a digipack glassmastered CD in a 200 copies ltd edition. You can make a pre-order now for 10 euros, shipping included, to our PayPal account: [email protected] 

Anything he deems worth of a physical release on octoberXart is an autobuy for me at this point.


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Originally posted by Kilgore Trout Kilgore Trout wrote:

Could anyone recommend some good recent RIO ? (more on the Univers Zero side than the happier side of the genre) 

Thank you.

You could try Blituri:


They aren't as gloomy as UZ can be - but definitely a serious, modern composition vibe.


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Originally posted by Kilgore Trout Kilgore Trout wrote:

Could anyone recommend some good recent RIO ? (more on the Univers Zero side than the happier side of the genre) 

Thank you.

I might be stretching the limits of 'recent' but:

Arteria
October Equus (especially the album 'Saturnal')
Amygdala (especially the album 'Complex Combat')
Combat Astronomy
Five Story Ensemble (although more chambery than rocky) 
Rational Diet
The Archestra
Athanor
Zaar
Finnegan's Wake (especially the album 'Blue')
Unit Wail (although more Zeuhly)

Additionally, the label 'AltRock' is excellent in skimming the waters of all things avant and has their entire discog available for streaming on Bandcamp.
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AltrOck does have some outstanding releases in the RIO?Avant vein. Some recent favourites:

Reve General
Mamma Non Piangere
Factor Burzaco
Empty Days (a project of Yugen's guitarist Francesco Zago)
Humble Grumble
The Loomings

They can all be listened to on the label's Bandcamp page (http://altrockproductions.bandcamp.com/)


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Man With Hats recos are outstanding especially the Arteria
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Thank you.

I already knew several bands on these lists, but didn't know about others (especially the ones on AltrOck).


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Two rather excellent releases this week

Corima - Amaterasu
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one track from the upcoming Thinking Plague album is up on soundcloud



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Thinking Plague, "The Echoes Of Their Cries" from 'Hoping Against Hope' (out 2/10/2017 on Cuneiform Records)

Clouds scud across a storm-wracked sky, but while briefly exposing rare shards of blue, most often, blacker, gloomier grays lurk behind the mists.

Sometimes a work of art enables us to articulate our thoughts and feelings in times of upheaval and chaos. In an era when the world has seemingly come off its hinges, an album like Hoping Against Hope offers listeners the consolation that they are not alone. But more than that, this intellectually complex work offers tools to help us make sense, affectively at least, of the whole sorry mess.

Thinking Plague is a storied band, whose thirty-five year history has seen it cleave consistently to the extreme limits of what is possible to do within rock music. Much of the music it released has owed more to traditions external to rock, such as folk, chamber music, and particularly, the avant-garde tradition of twentieth-century classical music.

Thinking Plague are often cited as the leading light of the American arm of the ‘Rock In Opposition’ movement, genre-defying and, above all, unique.

The arrangements we hear on Hoping Against Hope are those we will hear live. Even when singer Elaine di Falco’s accordion is written and recorded in multiple voices, the parts are realizable by a single instrument.

Leader and composer Mike Johnson and newest member Bill Pohl’s tightly scored twin guitars are panned out wide enough for the listener to balance the pursuit of an individual voice against the ensemble texture, which is the creative focus, a carefully crafted polyphony served by each instrumental voice. Pohl’s addition brings a second electric guitar to the texture for the first time, enabling more sinuous scoring, rather than making the sound more ‘rock’.

There is a familiar vocabulary in play, a harmonic palette and a phraseology that has evolved considerably over the band’s lifespan without extreme points of rupture, despite major changes and sometimes long gaps between releases; this is clearly the same band that we heard in the 1980s, but Johnson is writing from a creative position that is fruitfully removed from that he occupied even four years ago. As demanding as this music may be, it is made to sound easy, and more importantly, beautiful.

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^  That is excellent news and a really good track Thumbs Up
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Here is something that is the definite shizzle for those into the 'art song' / chamber end of the spectrum:

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That's in my list of top albums of the year, its the dogs bollocks.
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^ It'll be in mine too if I ever get round to making one...
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Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

one track from the upcoming Thinking Plague album is up on soundcloud



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Thinking Plague, "The Echoes Of Their Cries" from 'Hoping Against Hope' (out 2/10/2017 on Cuneiform Records)

Clouds scud across a storm-wracked sky, but while briefly exposing rare shards of blue, most often, blacker, gloomier grays lurk behind the mists.

Sometimes a work of art enables us to articulate our thoughts and feelings in times of upheaval and chaos. In an era when the world has seemingly come off its hinges, an album like Hoping Against Hope offers listeners the consolation that they are not alone. But more than that, this intellectually complex work offers tools to help us make sense, affectively at least, of the whole sorry mess.

Thinking Plague is a storied band, whose thirty-five year history has seen it cleave consistently to the extreme limits of what is possible to do within rock music. Much of the music it released has owed more to traditions external to rock, such as folk, chamber music, and particularly, the avant-garde tradition of twentieth-century classical music.

Thinking Plague are often cited as the leading light of the American arm of the ‘Rock In Opposition’ movement, genre-defying and, above all, unique.

The arrangements we hear on Hoping Against Hope are those we will hear live. Even when singer Elaine di Falco’s accordion is written and recorded in multiple voices, the parts are realizable by a single instrument.

Leader and composer Mike Johnson and newest member Bill Pohl’s tightly scored twin guitars are panned out wide enough for the listener to balance the pursuit of an individual voice against the ensemble texture, which is the creative focus, a carefully crafted polyphony served by each instrumental voice. Pohl’s addition brings a second electric guitar to the texture for the first time, enabling more sinuous scoring, rather than making the sound more ‘rock’.

There is a familiar vocabulary in play, a harmonic palette and a phraseology that has evolved considerably over the band’s lifespan without extreme points of rupture, despite major changes and sometimes long gaps between releases; this is clearly the same band that we heard in the 1980s, but Johnson is writing from a creative position that is fruitfully removed from that he occupied even four years ago. As demanding as this music may be, it is made to sound easy, and more importantly, beautiful.


Nice. good to see this coming out. Clap
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