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New Music From Nazoranai, Rez Abbasi

This writer remembers witnessing the trio of the uncompromising Japanese noise-monger Keiji Haino, Sunn O co-founder Stephen O’Malley and Australian multi-instrumentalist Oren Ambarchi in Knoxville in March of 2014 at the Big Ears Festival.



Subtitled “Improbable music for people who aren’t very disposed,” Italian film composer and keyboardist Giovanni Venosta’s debut album Olympic Signals marked the beginning of a brilliant recording career and also the start of a noteworthy ... more

Nov 8, 2017 12:07 PM Record Reviews

A case could be made that today, movie theaters are more important than ever for deliberate film-viewing since they discourage the temptation to incessantly check one’s hand-held mobile device and hitting the “pause” button on a remote control is ... more

Nov 1, 2017 1:03 PM Record Reviews

Some delightful music coming from Knoxville is Harmon Den’s album, As Long As We’re Dreaming. The music comes as part of a solo project from Adam Norris, the bass player for Knoxville’s notable band Ephemeral. more

Oct 25, 2017 1:19 PM Record Reviews

A wise man once passed along a sage piece of advice to this writer, after he had purchased his first multi-effects sound processor years ago: don’t use the presets. This can also be applied to synthesizers—don’t use the pre-configured instruments ... more

Oct 18, 2017 12:29 PM Record Reviews

Keem the Cipher, delivers an engaging and powerful sound with his most recent experimental hip hop/instrumental LP release Exploration. The beautiful music that pours from the album is excellent on many levels, I love how it touches on that pure ... more

Oct 11, 2017 11:59 AM Record Reviews

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