Jul
14
2017

Tina Raymond album

Left

LEFT RIGHT LEFT (Orenda) 7/10 Trump’s election has had one positive outcome. The despair felt by LA drummer Tina Raymond prompted her to record her first album as leader, its title referring to the US political landscape: left-leaning on either coast; the right entrenched in the middle. Raymond, veteran pianist Art Lande and bassist Putter […]

Jul
12
2017

Kim Myhr/Lasse Marhaug album

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ON THE SLIVER GLOBE (Sofa Music) 8/10 In some ways this album is the obverse of the Splinter Orchestra opus I reviewed immediately before it. Where that one saw the players taken into the desert to interact with the environment and create a “field recording” of sorts, but one primarily of human inputs, On the […]

Jul
10
2017

Splinter Orchestra album

Mungo res

MUNGO (Splitrec) 8/10 Can human-made music become part of the natural soundscape? That is the essential question being asked by the 21-piece Splinter Orchestra on this three-album set, and to these ears they come up with an emphatic affirmative, especially on the first disc. En route to Adelaide from Sydney the band stopped in the […]

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