Essential New Music: Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet's "Ultraman Vs. Alien Metron"

Essential New Music: Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet’s “Ultraman Vs. Alien Metron”

While musicians moved in and out of the Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet throughout its existence, the ensemble’s 14-year run can
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Essential New Music: Double Wig's "Double Wig"

Essential New Music: Double Wig’s “Double Wig”

The compulsion to create is often linked to self-expression. But as anyone who has spent some time listening to classic
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Essential New Music: Joys Union Group's "Boredom Euphoria"

Essential New Music: Joys Union Group’s “Boredom Euphoria”

The impatient may read the name of this LP and ask, “Well, which will it be?” How does one reconcile
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Essential New Music: Simon Joyner's "Songs From A Stolen Guitar"

Essential New Music: Simon Joyner’s “Songs From A Stolen Guitar”

Songs From A Stolen Guitar is a series of reckonings. Across 10 songs, Simon Joyner sings about about things that
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Essential New Music: Karen Dalton's "Shuckin' Sugar"

Essential New Music: Karen Dalton’s “Shuckin’ Sugar”

Karen Dalton was one of the great interpretive singers of the American folk revival, but when she died in 1993,
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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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