Baumschule - ( ) (Three:four Records)
Baumschule was formed following the meeting in 2019 of three musicians with already expansive experimental practice: pianist Raphael Loher, drummer Julian Sartorius and guitarist Manuel Troller. Baumschule ("nursery") based their new album on a skillful balance between composition and improvisation, repeated patterns and blossoming micro-variations resulting from individual decisions, phase shifts and resynchronizations, linear progression and tabular strokes.
Charming Hostess - The Ginzburg Geography (Tzadik)
The Ginzburg Geography is an examination of the lives and work of Natalia and Leone Ginzburg during World War II. As with her other Charming Hostess endeavors, Jewlia Eisenberg plunged deeply into research and created songs inspired by their life, love and writings as well as including songs of protest and cultural significance from the time.
Emahoy Tsege Mariam Gebru - Spielt Eigen Kompositionen (Mississippi Records)
Born to an aristocratic family in Addis Ababa in December of 1923, Emahoy spent much of her youth and young adulthood studying classical music in Europe. She returned to Ethiopia in the 40s, where the war interrupted her musical studies. In 1948 during a church service in Ethiopia, she found her faith and began years of religious training. Throughout her physical and spiritual journeys, Emahoy continued to compose for the piano. She first released this album in Germany 1963 as small private press record. The tracks reflect her own travels, seamlessly moving between Western classical and traditional Ethiopian modes, evoking Erik Satie, the orthodox liturgy, and meditative Christian music all at once. Emahoy is now 98 years old and still lives in Jerusalem. She continues to play, and the funds from her work go to the righteous causes to which she has dedicated her life.
Eric Copeland - Spiral Stairs (Les albums claus)
Eric Copeland is a NYC- based experimental musician, a core member of Black Dice and one half of the Terrestrial Tones duo. On the new album Spiral Stairs, Eric Copeland offers seven avant-pop tracks packed with playful sequences, chic bass lines, and appealing voiceovers.
Faust - Punkt (Bureau B)
After the overwhelming success of last years 1971-74 box set release, containing the first four studio albums and for the first time ever this lost ‘last’ album recording, Punkt
gets a deserved and necessary standalone release to the relief of fans and collectors and the undoubted future gratification of those yet to experience the magic in these recordings.
Idrissa Soumaoro, L’Eclipse De L’I.J.A. - Le Tioko-Tioko (Mr Bongo)
Idrissa Soumaoro, L’Eclipse De L’I.J.A.’s sought-after album Le Tioko-Tioko
was originally released in the German Democratic Republic (GDR) in 1978. This is one of the rarest vinyl albums from the already scarce Malian vinyl discography, partly as the album was never released commercially, only independently distributed via the Malian Association for the Blind in Bamako. Though recorded at Radio Mali under the aegis of master engineer Boubacar Traoré, the album was originally released in East Germany. The tapes had been taken by some Malian students to East Berlin as part of a student exchange program. It was then manufactured and released on the East German state-owned label Eterna with only a few boxes of records being shipped back to Bamako.
Joyfultalk - Familiar Science (Constellation Records)
Joyfultalk is Jay Crocker (guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, electronics and vocals), Eric Hamelin (drums), Nicola Miller (alto saxophone, flute), Dan Meichel (tenor saxophone), Chris Dadge (drums) and Kyle Cunjak (upright bass). Jay Crocker draws inspiration from 1980s M-Base music and Ornette Coleman’s harmolodic funk period, while his own prior history as an improv guitarist also resurfaces for the first time in many years—an element in this polyvalent artist’s chemistry set that hasn’t appeared prominently in his own music for over a decade.