GRENADE SURROUND Experience – [2017] Свободнее Птиц

Post-rock jazz vibes. Musical equivalent of a good, strong red wine. Becomes better the more you taste it.

I cannot pronounce the album title, but the music is a great mixture of post rock and jazzy improvisation. Special feature: non-verbal improv singing! If you have one hour to fill with sophisticated, well-produced music, have this a go with your speakers. Continue reading “GRENADE SURROUND Experience – [2017] Свободнее Птиц”

Plaistow – [2008] Do You Feel Lucky?

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Airy jazz impro-jam. Three musicians meet in Geneva to create experimental jazz soundscapes. Four of these soundscapes are bundled on Do You Feel Lucky? for us to witness. The recording is executed excellently and bring you very close to the imaginary stage, where the piano/bass/drums trio do their workmagic. Two very different songs are presented below: Continue reading “Plaistow – [2008] Do You Feel Lucky?”

Sandro Marinoni, Stefano Roncarolo, Roberto Padovan – [2009] Cold Flowers

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The netlabel Clinical Archives does not cease to surprise me with its variety of styles. This week I present you a (slightly) experimental instrumental jazz release from Italy. Over 40 minutes or 8 tracks worth of saxophone, piano, bass and percussion await you. Continue reading “Sandro Marinoni, Stefano Roncarolo, Roberto Padovan – [2009] Cold Flowers”

Nine Inch Nails – [2008] Ghosts I – IV

Nine Inch Nails is a industrial rock band with experimental touch. Experimental not only in the musical sense, but also in that they try out new forms of music distribution like giving it away for free. Ghosts I-IV is an improvised 36 track album with anonymous tracks, only grouped in “Ghosts I” to “Ghosts IV”. Slow and silent songs are followed by loud and noisy jams. I picked my three favourite tracks that I feel represent the album pretty well. Continue reading “Nine Inch Nails – [2008] Ghosts I – IV”

Benny Goodman – [1938] The Famous Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert

A unique performance, made available to everyone. Often wrongly described as the first Swing concert, the The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Concert by Benny Goodman is a milestone in the history of Jazz concerts. Just listen to the final track of the concert and you know what I mean. (The cover image is self-made with an image of Benny Goodman from 1971.) Continue reading “Benny Goodman – [1938] The Famous Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert”