Russian Circles are an American instrumental rock trio from Chicago, IL. Their sound consists of expansive guitar sounds created by guitarist Mike Sullivan's extensive looping and layering (a sound which he accurately reproduces at live shows), as well as heavily rhythmic drums and crushing basslines. They feature the cinematic soundscapes common to post-rock, but are not afraid to keep some sections heavy with a capital H, and have plenty of rhythm changes. They formed in 2005, and self-released an eponymous EP, followed shortly thereafter by their full-length debut, ''Enter''. Russian Circles provide a sonic adventure that should be enjoyable for any fan of the genre.
This album is the very first live album by Russian Circles and it was recorded at dunk!festival 2016 where they headlined that edition. We knew what these guys from Chicago were capable of so we expected a lot of their show but we didn't knew it was going to be perfect.
The Portuguese pianist Bernardo Sassetti definitely deserves to be on the jazz radar on this side of the Atlantic Ocean.
The music on his new trio CD Motion is highly distilled and always evocative, occasionally enhanced by swirls and snippets of found sound, most notably bits of radio. The music (all originals except for an opening alt-rock cover and a closing classical-music cover) tends to the slow, mysterious and melancholy – but the disc nonetheless feels diverse and multi-faceted. (Source: Peter Hum, ottawacitizen.com)
Вот и вышел в свет очередной горячо ожидаемый отечественный сборник Four Seasons от лейбла Pitch Music Publishing и Fusion, и на этот раз посвящён музыке русской осени, музыке невероятно душевной и ласковой. Приготовьтесь увидеть музыку, нарисовать её в своём воображении: мокрые листья шуршат под ногами, с неба упала серебристая капля и растворилась в прозрачной тишине. Вдруг подул ветер, и всё вспыхнуло золотыми огнями, заблестело и заискрилось сочными красками. Всю эту нетронутую чистую красоту нарисовали для вас талантливые художники и передали с помощью музыки, познакомьтесь с проектами TETRIS, Ozone Cocktail, Second Hand Band, Goatika Creative Lab.
No, Anne Pacéo is not a "jazz drummer" like the others. Nothing surprising then that her fourth album is also … different? With Circles, stylistic borders fade, received ideas crumble and creativity turbines at full throttle! Between songs and instrumental thrusts, telluric rhythms and libertarian breaths, these Circles unfold an organic groove, poetic and inspired. Solidly anchored in the current jazz scene but always eager for "other" collaborations, as was the case with Jeanne Added, Mélissa Laveaux and China Mose, Anne Paceo surrounded herself here with singer Leila Martial, saxophonist Emile Parisien and Tony Paeleman for keyboards. The drummer says it herself, this opus was designed differently. "Circles is the culmination of a long-term success over the last four years..
Pianist Stanley Cowell's second recording as a leader finds him leading a powerful all-star sextet that includes trumpeter Woody Shaw, Tyrone Washington on tenor, flute and clarinet, vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, bassist Reggie Workman and drummer Joe Chambers. The challenging repertoire (an original apiece by Cowell, Washington, Shaw and Hutcherson) falls between advanced hard bop and the avant-garde, consistently inspiring the talented players to play at their most creative. Recommended.
Arctic Circles 1: "Artists such as Biosphere, Ultraviolet, Illumination, Mental Overdrive, Krisp, Ismistik, Aedena Cycle and Motion Control have through their output on various european labels drawn attention to the norwegian underground techno/electronica scene, often reffered to as the "Arctic Scene". Small idealistic lables such as +47, Love OD and Beatservice Records have been a part of establishing and maintaining this scene, who excists well hidden behind the more commercial rave culture. Finally, Beatservice Records have put together a compilation which has turned out to be a "tour de force" of the arctic scene. "Arctic Circles - a collection of sub zero soundscapes"…