Essential New Music: Meg Baird's "Furling"

Essential New Music: Meg Baird’s “Furling”

In name and sound, Furling feels like a record that makes sense of the last few years. After all, one
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Essential New Music: Gunslingers' "Supreme Asphalt Doser"

Essential New Music: Gunslingers’ “Supreme Asphalt Doser”

Calling your band Gunslingers is just asking for a world of trouble. Failure to deliver the badassery it implies practically
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Essential New Music: Mike Gangloff's "Evening Measures"

Essential New Music: Mike Gangloff’s “Evening Measures”

In Mike Gangloff’s galaxy, solo albums are like comets; they don’t come around very often, but when they do, they
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Essential New Music: Non Plus Temps' "Desire Choir"

Essential New Music: Non Plus Temps’ “Desire Choir”

If you try to drill down into the specifics of that frequently voiced complaint that music doesn’t sound like it
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Essential New Music: Primordial Undermind's "An Imaginal Abydos"

Essential New Music: Primordial Undermind’s “An Imaginal Abydos”

An Imaginal Abydos is the first album by Primordial Undermind in more than a decade. You might suppose that the
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Essential New Music: Ibises' "In The Swim"

Essential New Music: Ibises’ “In The Swim”

Ibises is a trio of Chicago-based musicians who were not even a band yet when they played the gig that
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Essential New Music: Bill Nace's "Through A Room"

Essential New Music: Bill Nace’s “Through A Room”

Across a couple of decades, Bill Nace has filled his dance card with a who’s-who of noise liberators. If you
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Essential New Music: Shells' "Outside"

Essential New Music: Shells’ “Outside”

Musician, DJ, show organizer—Shelley Salant is the kind of person who makes scenes keep on happening. The southeastern Michigan music
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Essential New Music: Peter Brötzmann/Keiji Haino Duo's "The Intellect Given Birth To Here (Eternity) Is Too Young"

Essential New Music: Peter Brötzmann/Keiji Haino Duo’s “The Intellect Given Birth To Here (Eternity) Is Too Young”

If any two guys have earned the acronym GOAT, it’s Peter Brötzmann and Keiji Haino. Both are titanic performers and
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Essential New Music: John McCowen's "Models Of Duration"

Essential New Music: John McCowen’s “Models Of Duration”

Play Models Of Duration to the unprepared, and they won’t know what hit them. They’ll undoubtedly recognize that they’re facing
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R.I.P. MAGNET Senior Writer Jonathan Valania