Electro Acholi Kaboom From Northern Uganda and Rey Sapienz – Mushoro

I received a note from Ludovica at Modern Matters, promoting a pair of new releases on the Nyege Nyege Tapes and Hakuna Kulala labels. I’ll return to both in a moment. First, I’d like to share something that’s been on my mind for some time. This (I hope) will explain why I often say no … Continue reading Electro Acholi Kaboom From Northern Uganda and Rey Sapienz – Mushoro

Alcorn/McPhee/Vandermark – Invitation To A Dream

Each highly regarded as individual players, Susan Alcorn, Joe McPhee and Ken Vandermark have thrown their lot in together for the first time on Invitation to a Dream. It is an understated beauty. The three are not complete strangers. Alcorn (on pedal steel guitar here) and McPhee (soprano saxophone and pocket trumpet) first played together … Continue reading Alcorn/McPhee/Vandermark – Invitation To A Dream

NotNotice – Конструктор (Constructor)

Ivan Somov makes music out of the Ural Mountains’ eastern foothills. His home is Serov, a small Sverdlovsk Oblast mining town of about 100,000 Russians. It would be presumptuous to say that where he lives has a great deal to do with the rather austere electronic music he makes under the name NotNotice. That said, … Continue reading NotNotice – Конструктор (Constructor)