Essential New Music: Terry Riley/John Tilbury's "Keyboard Studies"

Essential New Music: Terry Riley/John Tilbury’s “Keyboard Studies”

Unless you happen to be an extraordinary musician, John Tilbury has forgotten more about making more good music than you’ll
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Essential New Music: Reinier van Houdt's "Drift Nowhere Past/The Adventure Of Sleep"

Essential New Music: Reinier van Houdt’s “Drift Nowhere Past/The Adventure Of Sleep”

Reinier van Houdt is best known as an interpreter of new piano music, in which capacity he has performed compositions
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Essential New Music: Steven R. Smith's "Spring"

Essential New Music: Steven R. Smith’s “Spring”

The title Spring evokes images of rebirth and new life. But if you’re already acquainted with the work of Los
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Essential New Music: Mary Halvorson's "Amaryllis & Belladonna"

Essential New Music: Mary Halvorson’s “Amaryllis & Belladonna”

What new skill did you pick up during the 2020 lockdown? Teaching math and affect management to your kids? Defeating
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Essential New Music: Brandon Seabrook's "In The Swarm"

Essential New Music: Brandon Seabrook’s “In The Swarm”

In The Swarm is the second album by the trio of guitarist Brandon Seabrook, drummer Gerald Cleaver and hyphenated, mononymic
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Essential New Music: Horde Of Two's "I Knew I Was A Rebel Then"

Essential New Music: Horde Of Two’s “I Knew I Was A Rebel Then”

MAGNET readers probably know guitarist and visual artist David Lester from his weekly contribution to our virtual pages, which pairs
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Essential New Music: SAVAK's "Human Error/Human Delight"

Essential New Music: SAVAK’s “Human Error/Human Delight”

Part of the deal for rock ‘n’ roll fans is to be interested in, and often obsessed with, band minutiae.
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Essential New Music: The Trypes' "Music For Neighbors"

Essential New Music: The Trypes’ “Music For Neighbors”

Given a cursory look, the Trypes might’ve seemed like a just another hobby band. First formed in 1982, they were
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Essential New Music: Albert Ayler's "Revelations: The Complete ORTF 1970 Foundation Maeght Recordings"

Essential New Music: Albert Ayler’s “Revelations: The Complete ORTF 1970 Foundation Maeght Recordings”

There’s no mistaking jazz saxophonist Albert Ayler’s influence. The breadth and power of his tone on the tenor are unparalleled,
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Essential New Music: Dangerous Chairs' "Introducing Dangerous Chairs"

Essential New Music: Dangerous Chairs’ “Introducing Dangerous Chairs”

In 2005, with Guided By Voices freshly defunct, a group of Chicago musicians began playing shows as the Textbook Committee,
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Essential New Music: Oren Ambarchi/Johan Berthling/Andreas Werliin's "Ghosted"

Essential New Music: Oren Ambarchi/Johan Berthling/Andreas Werliin’s “Ghosted”

The title Ghosted is a bit of a red herring. It suggests absence, but the only time no one showed
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Essential New Music: Josef Van Wissem's "Behold! I Make All Things New"

Essential New Music: Josef Van Wissem’s “Behold! I Make All Things New”

We live in a time of plague, war and upheaval. If Jozef Van Wissem was in a talking mood, he
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Essential New Music: Colpitts' "Music From The Accident"

Essential New Music: Colpitts’ “Music From The Accident”

Pity whoever has to award the title Hardest Working Person In Show Business. How could you narrow it down to
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Essential New Music: Joseph Airport's "Vector 23"

Essential New Music: Joseph Airport’s “Vector 23”

Vector 23, the seventh LP from multi-city rockers Joseph Airport, is the song cycle about infamous airplane hijacker D.B. Cooper
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