Video Premiere: Hans-Joachim Roedelius & Dallas Acid “Mind Cinema”

Hans-Joachim Roedelius is a radiating force of nature. For half a century, Roedelius has created a universe of spectral sound. Well into his 80s, he continues to inspire, exploring new horizons and pushing his craft further as evidenced by this remarkable, expansive new collaboration, Mind Cinema, with Austin trio Dallas Acid.  Director Gregory Gangemi’s stunning video for the album’s title track is like a journey into the birth … Continue reading Video Premiere: Hans-Joachim Roedelius & Dallas Acid “Mind Cinema”

Equipment Pointed Ankh “Without Human Permission”

Louisville has got to be, still, one of the most underappreciated hotspots for experimental music in the country. Equipment Pointed Ankh has been concocting a whole planet of sonic weirdness for a while now, but none of that prepared me for the kaleidoscopic acid carnival of Without Human Permission. This record is such an amazing trip. With Astral Spirits’ sister label, Astral Editions, there’s no real … Continue reading Equipment Pointed Ankh “Without Human Permission”

Orquesta del Tiempo Perdido “Traantjes”

Astral Editions continues spreading its wings in bizarre, wonderful directions. Orquesta del Tiempo Perdido, the sprawling, large-scale project from Jeroen Kimman, fuses countless styles and ideas into a sound that is unrecognizable in many ways, but familiar at its core. Elements of free jazz and improvisation certainly creep in, but the abundant influence of ‘60s exotica looms supreme. Add in a dash of video game … Continue reading Orquesta del Tiempo Perdido “Traantjes”

Jewel Garden Radio, Episode #3

New episode, finally! Lots of great tunes lately, so this is only a small taste. Arushi Jain “Richer Than Blood” (Leaving)(behind) Ayumi Ishito & The Spacemen “Night Chant” (577 Records)d’Eon “Poplar” (Hausu Mountain)Kasja Lindgren “Momentary Harmony” (Recital Program)New Chance “Fallen” (We Are Time)Joe McPhee, Michael Marcus, Jay Rosen, Warren Smith “Chatreuse Tulips” (Mahakala Music)(behind) Isnaj Dui “Swoon to Death” (Textura)Nick Storring “Frood” (mappa)Body Meπa “Motherwell” … Continue reading Jewel Garden Radio, Episode #3

Powers / Rolin Duo “Strange Fortune”

Some mornings when I wake up, the whole house is still and everyone else is still asleep. On my less frantic days, I’ll just lie in bed, thinking about the day ahead and trying to set positive intentions. Usually, I’m awake before dawn, so I’ll watch as the window begins to softly glow, welcoming the sun back to Earth. These small rituals are the signposts … Continue reading Powers / Rolin Duo “Strange Fortune”

Astral Spirits’ Expanding Universe

An interview with Astral Spirits founder, Nate Cross, on origins, current projects, and using your platform. Astral Spirits has become one of the most recognizable labels in the world of experimental jazz and improvised music. Since starting it in 2014, founder Nate Cross has pushed boundaries and expanded his offerings with the Astral Editions label. Cross is someone after my own heart, always looking forward and trying to figure how … Continue reading Astral Spirits’ Expanding Universe

Montgomery & Turner “Sounds Passing Through Circumstances”

‘Drifting’ is the word I keep coming back to as I sail through Jayve Montgomery and Nick Turner’s Sounds Passing Through Circumstances. Duets for mellotron and flute and saxophone (with effects) that are weightless under starlit night skies as you watch your frozen breath float into the crisp, cold air. Montgomery and Turner are in tune with the harmony of the spheres. Each side-long piece … Continue reading Montgomery & Turner “Sounds Passing Through Circumstances”