Tag Archives: Experimental

Album Review: Ariwo – Quasi [MANANA Records; May 2019]
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Album Review: Ariwo – Quasi [MANANA Records; May 2019]

A four piece, Ariwo is made up of: Hammadi Valdes from Cuba on percussion; Oreste Noda; Canadian Jay Phelps (a renowned trumpeter who has played with Hugh Masekela, Wynton Marsalis and Soweto Kinch, among others); and Iranian-born composer/producer Pouya Ehsaei. They specialise in bringing traditional rhythms together into a modern...
Preview: Xylouris White @ Moth Club (London; Tuesday 2nd July 2019)

Preview: Xylouris White @ Moth Club (London; Tuesday 2nd July 2019)

No matter if you call them post-punk, free-jazz, avant-folk, Greek or whatever else, Xylouris White will end up defying your definition. The duo, formed by Cretan oud master George Xylouris and Australian fanciful post-punk drummer Jim White, is quite an anomaly in the music world, showing how you can organically...
London Gig Guide (June 2019)

London Gig Guide (June 2019)

At times, we are the first to lose track of how many exciting music events happen in London each month, so we have decided to offer you some sort of “public musical service”, meant for all the locals and passers-by, with the aim of suggesting where to listen to some...
Podcast: Listen to the Label Vol.5 – Glitterbeat Records (June 2019)

Podcast: Listen to the Label Vol.5 – Glitterbeat Records (June 2019)

In our new podcast series, we’ve chosen to focus on who provide us with the precious “raw material” for our listenings and features: quality new music! We are talking about those heroes who decided to launch, nurture and cultivate a record label (better if with an ‘independent’ in front of it). As the...
Album Review: Spaza – s/t [Mushroom Hour/Half Hour; June 2019]
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Album Review: Spaza – s/t [Mushroom Hour/Half Hour; June 2019]

Cementing Johannesburg as the third point in the triangle of modern jazz, this album transcends the traditional boundaries of genres to create something captivating, original and outstanding. Released in 2019, this album joins a year of supreme albums that merge genres and eras, taking modern jazz to new heights. In...
Preview: Jambinai + KOYO @ The Garage (London; Thursday 6th June 2019)

Preview: Jambinai + KOYO @ The Garage (London; Thursday 6th June 2019)

We never made a secret of our passion for musicians who are able to go (far) beyond the borders of style and tradition, always looking forward, experimenting, surprising and even unsettling their audience. Jambinai, a Korean experimental-rock band from Seoul, is all this and even more. They studied and grew...
Preview: Ariwo @ Giant Steps (London; Saturday 25th May 2019)

Preview: Ariwo @ Giant Steps (London; Saturday 25th May 2019)

Yes, we know, there won’t be another Bank Holiday weekend in a while, but that’s even more of a good reason to spend this Bank Holiday Saturday in music! The added fact that it’ll arguably be the jazziest jam of the month, and it’s entirely free, makes it a more...
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