Archive for the Mark’s Picks Category
Fifth part of the Strata-East Dolphy Series, Glass Bead Games is arguably the crown jewel of the Strata East movement, an amorphous genre that treads an unusual path between post-bop, 70’s avant-garde and spiritual jazz, with a groove. Glass Bead Games is full of revelations at many levels. First, the […]
This was Charles Tolliver’s first album as a leader. The setting is unique only because his second Freedom-Black Lion album “The Ringer” and all of his subsequent albums on Strata-East featured his quartet Music Inc. with pianist Stanley Cowell. Here he is surrounded in quartet and quintet formats with a […]
Pharoah ‘Farrell’ Sanders (born 1940) is a leading figure in the world of jazz and one of the last living legends with connections to players like Sun Ra and John Coltrane. His tenor saxophone playing has earned him royal status amongst free jazz players, critics and collectors. Originally Sanders was […]
We’re proud to announce Intrusion (cv313/echospace) reworks of Phase90’s, “Infinitati” an album Boomkat hailed as, “a place to dip your toes in Deepchord/Echospace’s oceans of sound, this is it.” A night time walk on the wrong side of the street, creepy and ominous in nature as a result of the […]
Samuel van Dijk releases his third album as VC-118A on Delsin Records. It dives deep into the sonic narrative of VC-118A –who is also known as Mohlao– and mixes up his unique sounds with evocative musical imagery. An album that goes from sparse, mysterious grooves to shiny underwater electro to […]
He doesn’t need any introduction, we know Anton from the very beginning with his releases as SCSI-9 with his partner Maxim on “Force Tracks”. These days he continue delivering top quality deep works for Kompakt and other respectable labels. He joins Seven Villas with “Echoma EP”, a stellar deep techno […]
Aleksi Perala with the last installment of the Sunshine series! Beautiful and bright modern electronix based on the Colundi musical tuning system. (quote Dj Rephlex; ”the frequencies were chosen via experimentation and philosophy, each relating to a specific human bio-resonance, or psychology, traditional mysticism or belief, physics, astronomy, maths, chemistry.”) […]
Delsin’s first reissue album of 2019 is the album ‘Repeats’, an important techno and IDM record from collaborative outfit Repeat, which originally landed on A13 in 1995. Nineties collective Repeat started out as Mark Broom, Andy Turner and Ed Handley, with Dave Hill joining in later on. Ed and Andy, […]
Touched Music and Furthur Electronix two forward thinking labels have merged together to put out exclusive compilations. Putting some of the best music in the electronic genre in one place. This is part 2.
There have been some fantastic re-issues this year but this late comer has to be one the best. Jeff Resnick’s ‘Glass’ first came to our attention when Jake Behnan (a good friend who we sadly lost this year) included it on his brilliant ‘Jazz Bizniz 4’ compilation and it’s been […]
Re-issue of the sole release from the Jesse Sharps Quintet – modal jazz harking back to jazz greats of the 60’s and 70’s. The last 16-minutes is a spiritual jazz journey, reminiscent of Sun-Ra, from the Pan Afrikan People’s Arkestra project. Re-issued on vinyl for the first time.
“Sounds from the Great House! Outernational Sounds proudly presents a Nimbus West spirit jazz essential: the Creative Arts Ensemble’s classic debut One Step Out. Mastered at 45rpm on double vinyl for enhanced sound, this release features all tracks at full length for the first time on wax. One of the […]
In recent years, in the world of esoteric, deep, spiritual jazz, the phrase ‘holy grail’ has often been over-used and applied to a myriad of jazz re-issues irrespective of merit. Once in a while though the phrase is truly justified and the first time re-issue of Abdullah Sami – “Peace […]
Twenty years ago, Jan Jelinek’s debut album Personal Rock was released by Source Records (1999). Under the pseudonym Gramm, it brings together eight tracks that have not been available on vinyl since their original release. Faitiche presents the re-release of the album: Personal Rock will appear as a double-LP, featuring […]
Chicago saxophonist Dustin Laurenzi, a touring member of Justin Vernon’s Bon Iver and one-third of the inventive Chicago improvising collective Twin Talk, first encountered the music of Moondog a decade ago, while studying at Indiana University. “Initially, I liked the quirkiness of the music and the lore surrounding him,” he […]
John Hicks (1941-2006) gave much to jazz over several decades but never really received the appreciation he so richly deserved. As a pianist, he proved himself in the Art Blakey and Betty Carter universities. He was also the prototypical musician’s musician, a first-call pianist for many jazz greats and a […]
Capra Black remains one of the seminal recordings of jazz’s black consciousness movement. A profoundly spiritual effort that channels both the intellectual complexity of the avant-garde as well as the emotional potency of gospel, its focus and assurance belie Billy Harper’s inexperience as a leader. Backed by an all-star supporting […]
Remastered for a Double 12 Inch Vinyl Pressing. Historically Casablanca has been known as a global melting pot; a place where cultures mingle and fuse. This quality is evident in the dazzling music of Casablanca-based beat-maker and guitarist saib., who has revealed his debut long-player, the appropriately titled Around The […]
Debut album from this fantastic Dublin based singer and musician. Stirring and beautiful songs, with a consistent optimism underlying even the murkiest moments. TOP TIP! Recorded in Connemara and Dublin (in a studio space shared with mates). Mixed by Brendan Jenkinson. Mastered by The Bastard.
Having sold his instruments to fund a nomadic 1970s lifestyle, eccentric Irish experimentalist Michael O’Shea was forced to create his own handmade answer to the sitars and zelochords he’d become accustomed to playing on his travels around the globe. Using an old door, 17 strings, chopsticks and combining them with […]
Title may not arrive until April 1st. Feel free to email or call to check arrival date. San Jose’s sonic cure-all for the Y2K hangover that never materialized, Duster emerged from a cloud of lonely bong rips to take indie rock to the moon, and beyond. Scotch-taped guitars toggle between […]
On Time Out of Time is a suite of works originally commissioned for the 2017 installations ‘ER=EPR’ and ‘Orbihedron’ by artists Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand (in collaboration with Jean-Marc Chomaz and LIGO) for the exhibition, ‘Limits of Knowing’ at Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin by curator, Isabel de Sena. These works utilize, […]