Gonçalo Almeida/Rodrigo Amado/Marco Franco – The Attic

Don’t be fooled by the inconspicuous lineup: Gonçalo Almeida on double bass, Rodrigo Amado performing tenor saxophone and Marco Franco on drums. This is no dusty, old-school jazz record. The Attic moves at a feverish clip. Featuring three extraordinary players, recorded live, this is a state-of-the-art free jazz album. Almeida, Amado and Franco are renowned … Continue reading Gonçalo Almeida/Rodrigo Amado/Marco Franco – The Attic

Nick Sutton, Emika, Gazelle Twin – Angels Dreams Inches

Fair warning. A little more than three and a half minutes into this darkly foreboding record, you will be startled by a grotesque, inhaled scream. The fact that this occurs at the front end of an opening piece entitled “Angels” may cause you to wonder how such a terrible sound could ever be associated with … Continue reading Nick Sutton, Emika, Gazelle Twin – Angels Dreams Inches