22a's Tenderlonious releases new Ruby Rushton LP and shares single

3 semaines ago

The quartet release Ironside on 5 April and announce tour dates

22a founder, flautust and producer Ed Cawthorne aka Tenderlonious has announced a fourth LP for his quartet Ruby Rushton. Ironside follows on from the 2018 Tenderlonious release The Shakedown. Also coming up on 22 February is a limited edition release of the album single “Eleven Grapes”.

Ironside is said to take its title from an old English name given to “one who is courageous, possessing great physical and mental strength” and also references the famous US TV series soundtracked by Quincy Jones.

“This record is more disciplined and thought-out,” says Cawthorne. “The Shakedown was a free, unplanned jam, but this has detailed arrangements with lots of changes.

“The tracks are shorter too – they’re more concise, as is the whole thing, which makes it more accessible. I like the idea that people can play the album quickly, then play it all over again.”

It has the group go from a six to four piece, with drummer Tim Carnegie replacing Yussef Dayes, who'll be joining Aidan Shepherd on keys and Nick Walters on trumpet and percussion. Cawthone leads on flute, soprano sax, synths and percussion.

Also announced is a host of tour dates throughout March and April, and the reissue of Trudi's Songbook Volume One & Two.

Ironside is released by 22a. Listen to “Eleven Grapes” from the forthcoming single.

I Am Damo Suzuki biography to be published by Omnibus Press

3 semaines ago

Can singer announces new biography co-written by Paul Woods

A biography of Damo Suzuki is set to be published on 28 March. Co-written by Suzuki and Paul Woods, I Am Damo Suzuki tells the story of the Japanese musician who left home for Europe as a teen, eventually settling in Cologne where he would meet the members of Can and become their lead singer. The publication is complemented by interviews with family, friends and collaborators, and spans six decades.

“The main point of this whole book is my philosophy and dreams,” explains Suzuki. “My time here is becoming less and less. In a way I am strong. I survived major surgery, I’ve lived as a young adult in a foreign country (where) many times I wasn’t supported by any kind of institution, but I survived. I have found the strongest way to seek truth now.”

Co-author Paul Woods previously wrote The Curious Life And Work Of Scott Walker. Suzuki will be in conversation at London's Rough Trade East (25 March) and Rough Trade branches in Bristol (26) and Nottingham (28). He'll also be performing at London The Lexington (17 March), Birmingham The Hare & Hounds (19), Oxford Jericho (21), London St Mary’s Music Hall (23), London The Windmill (24), Dewsbury The Socialist Club (29), and Preston The Continental (30). Finally, he'll be in Wales on 5 April at The Laugharne Weekend.

I Am Damo Suzuki is published by Omnibus Press. Pre-order available now.

Remastered recordings on For Example: Workshop Freie Musik 1969–1978

3 semaines 1 jour ago

Triple LP set documents the first ten years of the annual Free Music Workshops in West Berlin

More material has been culled from the vaults of FMP Records for the third release from the BeJazz reissue series. Limited to edition of 200 copies, Workshop Freie Musik 1969-1978 is presented in restored original packaging and comes freshly remastered. It also includes an 140 page booklet with contributions from Steve Lacy, Misha Mengelberg and Peter Brötzmann.

Over three LPs the release documents the first ten years of the free music workshops in West Berlin, chronicling the evolution of European free improvisation. Note however, that there weren't any recordings made at the inaugural event in 1969, with first recordings coming from the 1972 workshop with the Schlippenbach Trio, Brötzmann/Van Hove/Bennink with Mangelsdorff, Frank Wright Unit, and Willem Breuker Orchestra. Also included is a 1975 session featuring Vinko Globokar’s Brass Group, a group with 11 trombones, a French horn, and tuba. The other 1975 recording is a trombone solo from Paul Rutherford.

You can buy all this for €100 from Sound Ohm.

Resonance Fundraiser 2019 starts 1 February

3 semaines 1 jour ago

Special events and auction intend to raise £100,000 for the broadcaster to relocate

London community station Resonance celebrates its 17th anniversary this year, and as usual February has them launch their annual fundraiser. As with 2018's effort, the station has set a target of £100,000 to fund an urgent relocation of the station due to redevelopment of the London Bridge area. They also plan to expand their programme to facilitate growth and sustainability.

Fundraising efforts include on-air fundraising, special events and an online auction, where listeners can bid on a selection of paraphernalia and experiences via their eBay auction house. Up for grabs is a Ghanaian meal for two with Sonny Decker, a ten issue bundle of compilations featuring artists working with field recordings, one Baba Yaga's Hut VIP pass, piano tuning by Art Terry, a COUM Transmissions 1973 Cease To Exist poster, Colombian lunch and a tour of Brixton Market with financial journalist Neil Wilson, and a consultation with psychotherapist Mark Dunn.

Special events include Club Integral & Is Black Music's event on 7 February with The Apathy Band, Rita Braga, Eugene Coyne, Flameproof Moth, The Department Of Internal Affairs, and Art Terry & The Sex Madness Orchestra. Also, a Resonance All-Star Avant-Gala takes place at Iklectik on 8 February. That line-up includes Alabama 3, Bird Radio, Angharad Davies, Marjolaine Charbin, Ute Kanngiesser & Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga, Benedict Drew and Milo Thesiger-Meacham.

Resonance’s online auction starts on 31 January at 9pm (GMT) and runs until 10 February at 9pm. More information can be found on Resonance’s fundraising page.

King Midas Sound share single from forthcoming album

3 semaines 3 jours ago

Now-duo release Solitude on Valentine's Day on Cosmo Rhythmatic

King Midas Sound have announced their return in the form of the original line up of Roger Robinson and Kevin Martin, minus Kiki Hitomi. Solitude is a meditation on loss; a spoken word tale written by Robinson about the sudden departure of a partner from a relationship, and features sound and production by Martin. Artwork for the album is by Japanese photographer Daisuke Yokota. It's out on 14 February via Cosmo Rhythmatic and marks the group's first release since the Fennesz collaboration Edition 1 was released on Ninja Tune in 2015.

Listen to the lead track “You Disappear”.



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