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  • Sakata + Hijokaidan = noise jazz

    December 1, 2012

    Akira Sakata collaborated with Hijokaidan on two new albums out now on Doubt Music -- Made in Japan and Made in Studio. Volcanic Tongue gushed rightly so about the studio session: 

    "Incredible studio set that sees legendary Japanese free jazz saxophonist Akira Sakata united with ‘Kings Of Noise’ Hijokaidan: it makes instant sense, the Japanese psych/noise underground developed in direct parallel to its free jazz scene, with countless instances of flux and cross-pollination, especially via vanguard figures like Masayuki Takayanagi, Kaoru Abe, the late bassist Motoharu Yoshizawa, Sabu Toyozumi, Keiji Haino’s Lost Aaraff and, of course, saxophonist Akira Sakata. Sakata has been on a roll of late, historically he has been one of the key Japanese free thinkers, playing with most of the heavyweights to come out of that country’s avant garde scene while reaching out to internationalists like Peter Brotzmann. Hijokaidan’s free-form noise music obviously owes a great deal to the ecstasies of late-60s/70s fire music and this stunning studio dates lets you get your head all the way inside the horn...."

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    New Loren & Suzanne duo

    November 30, 2012

    Our pals over at Northern Spy in Brooklyn have released Loren Connors & Suzanne Langille's I Wish I Didn't Dream -- their first proper duo album in 14 years. It's 14 new studio tracks inspired by the Brooklyn outsider, impressionistic artist M P Landis. The package comes in a lovely digipak with a 20 page tip-in art book featuring all 14 M P Landis paintings along with lyrics by Suzanne. All tracks were improvised live during a four hour session -- a rare feat as most Loren's albums are cut on stage or at home.

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    Meet the Mad Monk

    August 31, 2012

    Do you know the Mad Monk? “Double Shot of Brandy” is the ripper from the upcoming collaborative Mad Monk & Apache Dropout My Wild Life 7-inch EP. This is some generational cross-coupling from the Indian underground. On the street on Oct. 16, 2012.


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    Chris Forsyth at the SXSW Family Vineyard / De Stijl showcase

    April 17, 2012

    Chris Forsyth at the SXSW Family Vineyard / De Stijl showcase.

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    Chikamorachi on tour now

    January 29, 2012

    Yes, the duo of Chris Corsano (drums) and Darin Gray (upright bass) are finally playing their first U.S. shows since forming in 2005—but it is only Midwest dates. Check it:

    • Jan 28 @ Kranzberg Arts Center in St. Louis, MO. Trio with Dave Stone. 
    • Jan 29 @ Nachbar in Louisville, KY. Duo then Quartet with Tim Barnes and Steve Good. 
    • Jan 30 @ Mecca in Lexington, KY. 
    • Jan 31 @ Russian Recording Studio in Bloomington, IN. 
    • Feb 1 @ The Black Sparrow in Lafayette, IN.
    • Feb 2 @ Improvised Music Series @ Elastic in Chicago, IL. Trio with Mars Williams.
    • Feb 3 @ Audio for the Arts in Madison, WI.
    • Feb 4 @ The Sugar Maple in Milwaukee, WI.
    • Feb 5 @ The Hungry Brain in Chicago, IL. Duo, trio and quintet with Michael Zerang, Dave Rempis and Joshua Abrams.
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