George Lewis - The Recombinant Trilogy (New Focus Recordings)
Pioneering composer George Lewis releases "The Recombinant Trilogy," an album consisting of three works for solo instrument and electronics that use interactive digital delays, spatialization and timbre transformation to transform the acoustic sounds of the instrument into multiple digitally created sonic personalities that follow diverse yet intersecting spatial trajectories. Featuring virtuosic soloists flutist Claire Chase, cellist Seth Parker Woods, and bassoonist Dana Jessen, doppelgängers are created that blur the boundaries between original and copy, while shrouding their origin in processes of repetition.
Jeremiah Cymerman / Charlie Looker - A Horizon Made Of Canvas (Astral Spirits)
American musicians Jeremiah Cymerman (clarinets, pedals) and Charlie Looker (guitars, piano) meet here for a super experimental improvisation, A Horizon Made Of Canvas
, out on Astral Spirits.
Meril Wubslin - Alors Quoi (Les Disques Bongo Joe)
Recorded between Lausanne and Brussels during summer 2019, this new series of songs by Meril Wubslin dig deeper in this tribal, rustic and minimal tendency that they had in the two previous albums. Meril Wubslin comprises Christian Garcia-Gaucher (guitar, vocals, synths, percussions, lyrics), Valérie Niederoest (guitar, vocals, lyrics) and Jérémie Conne (percussions, drums), but this album features an array of guests: a choir comprising Constance von Braun, Anne Ducret, Anne Hartmann, Valérie Liengme, Laure-Elia Sauthier and Leili Yahr, and trombone by Jérome Bugnon.
Mt. Mountain - Centre (Fuzz Club Records)
Australian five-piece Mt. Mountain releases their fourth album, ‘Centre’, via London’s Fuzz Club Records. Hailing from Perth, Australia, Mt. Mountain deal in a sprawling, motorik psychedelic rock sound that journeys between tranquil, drone-like meditations and raucous, full-throttle wig-outs that’ll blow your mind as much as your speakers. Taking cues from Krautrock pioneers like Neu! and Can whilst existing in a similar world to contemporaries like Moon Duo, Kikagaku Moyo and Minami Deutsch, Mt. Mountain are formidable torchbearers of the minimal-is-maximal tradition.
Müriscia Divinorum / Pablo Picco / Aphra Cadabra - Electronic Neorruralism Music in Viarava & Charava (IKUISUUS)
This is a psychedelic and experimental free improv collaboration project by Müriscia and Aphra from Vlubä + Pablo Picco aka Bardo Todol (also known from Ø+yn). Lots of sounds, acoustic and electric, floating around and inside the mind, from the hidden inner lands of the ancient and timeless.
Muqata'a - Kamil Manqus كَامِل مَنْقوص (Hundebiss Records)
is the fifth studio album of Ramallah-based electronic musician Muqata’a, combining sounds from live radio, drum machines, synths, and field recordings, the results range between harsh beats, abstract tones, and glitch. Using Simya’, an ancient Arabic science of combining numbers and alphabets to communicate with the unseen, the voices of his ancestors appear throughout the album. Samples of memories are being fragmented and restitched through each track. Kamil Manqus is Arabic for “whole imperfect” or “perfect imperfect,” a way of working for Muqata’a whose music seeks ways of listening that uses error not as mistakes but as possible breaks in an otherwise closed system.