electronics Archive

Satoko Fujii, Wadada Leo Smith, Natsuki Tamura and Ikue Mori – Aspiration – Libra 

Satoko Fujii, Wadada Leo Smith, Natsuki Tamura and Ikue Mori – Aspiration – Libra 

Satoko Fujii, Wadada Leo Smith, Natsuki Tamura and Ikue Mori – Aspiration [TrackList follows] – Libra 204 043, 62:40 [9/8/17] ****: Four brilliant and independently-minded improvisers together at last. (Wadada Leo Smith – trumpet; Natsuki Tamura – trumpet; Satoko Fujii – piano; Ikue Mori – electronics) For listeners who prefer jazz outside of traditional or […]

Audio News for March 28, 2017

Denon S Series AV Receivers for Home Theater –  Denon will have a new series of AVRs for from $279 to $579 next month.  The idea is to make home theater easier now. The entry level AVR has 4K with HDR compatibility, Bluetooth streaming, and 140 watt per channel. The top of the line includes […]

Audio News for February 10, 2017

New Astell&Kern AK70 Supports aptX HD Hi-Res Streaming – The hi-res digital audio player is an improvement over the AKJr. iPod nano-like digital music player which had a sluggish user interface and Spartan feature set. Now they have an almost perfect price-performance champ that is not their flagship player, but seems to right from every […]

Audio News for December 23, 2016

Suggested VR Social Platform –  MyVR users can discover, save, stream or share online content including news articles, music and videos. MyVR, available free, enables owners to visit others’ virtual rooms, and hold group voice chats while browsing the web, watching videos, reading articles or listening to music.  It is available for iOS devices at:  […]

Lee “Scratch” Perry – Must Be Free – Megawave

Lee “Scratch” Perry – Must Be Free – Megawave

A dub/reggae pioneer far from his prime. Lee “Scratch” Perry – Must Be Free – Megawave MEGW0452, 58:45 [9/23/16] ***: (Lee “Scratch” Perry – vocals; Spacewave (AKA John Palmer) – production; The Groovematist (AKA Mechial White) – production (track 2); Karienne Scott – backing vocals (track 2); IAmPhloboi (AKA Kenneth Bankhead) –production (track 12); Subatomic […]

Atmospheres – Tigran Hamasyan & others- ECM (2 CDs)

Atmospheres – Tigran Hamasyan & others- ECM (2 CDs)

Atmospheres (TrackList Follows] – Tigran Hamasyan/ Arve Henriksen/ Eivind Aarset/ Jan Bang – ECM (2 CDs) 2097442724 (9/9/16) ****: (Tigran Hamasyan – piano/ Arve Henriksen – trumpet/ Eivind Aarset – guitar/ Jan Bang – live sampling) An airy journey with ECM. The cover photos and titles of ECM records are chosen with deliberation. They are […]

Audio News for Tuesday, November 8, 2016

75% of Japanese Want Hacker Protection for Devices – Japanese consumers are very concerned about hacker attacks on the smart electronics in their homes. Most want an automated update service that prevents unauthorized access to data in devices over the Net. Electronica Trend Index 2020 surveyed 7000 consumers in seven countries and the Japanese consumers […]

High Risk – Dark Territory – Greenleaf Music

High Risk – Dark Territory – Greenleaf Music

“Welcome to the future.” High Risk – Dark Territory [TrackList follows] – Greenleaf Music GRE-CD-1049, 40:10 [7/8/16] ****: (Dave Douglas – trumpet, producer; Jonathan Maron – electric and synth bass; Mark Guiliana – acoustic and electric drums; Shigeto – electronics) Trumpeter Dave Douglas knows more than a bit about heading into unknown or new terrain. He […]

Erik Friedlander, cello – Rings – Skipstone

Erik Friedlander, cello – Rings – Skipstone

Erik Friedlander once again advances the cello into innovative musical areas. Erik Friedlander – Rings [TrackList follows] – Skipstone SKPST 023, 66:26 [6/10/16] ****: (Erik Friedlander – cello, producer; Shoko Nagai – piano, accordion, electronics; Satoshi Takeishi – percussion) Cellist Erik Friedlander is always pushing forward as a composer, musician and music creator. He’s helped […]

Chat Noir – Nine Thoughts for One Word – RareNoise

Chat Noir – Nine Thoughts for One Word – RareNoise

A trio which finds the middle ground between electronics and acoustics. Chat Noir – Nine Thoughts for One Word [TrackList follows] – RareNoise RNR064, 48:09 [5/20/16] ****: (Michele Cavaliari – keyboards, piano, effects; Luca Fogagnolo – electric bass, upright bass, trombone; J. Peter Schwalm – electronics, beats, keyboards, acoustic guitar; Daniel Calvi – electric guitar, […]

Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane, Matthew Garrison – In Movement – ECM

Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane, Matthew Garrison – In Movement – ECM

Family, friendship, musical camaraderie: all part of the latest from Jack DeJohnette. Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane, Matthew Garrison – In Movement [TrackList follows] ECM 2488, 54:21 [5/6/16] ****1/2: (Jack DeJohnette – drums, piano, electronic percussion; Ravi Coltrane – tenor, soprano and sopranino saxophone; Matthew Garrison – electric bass, electronics) What would the jazz world be […]

Maya Beiser, cello – “Transclassical” = Works of BACH, REED, WOLFE, HILDEGARD VON BINGEN & Others – Innova

Maya Beiser, cello – “Transclassical” = Works of BACH, REED, WOLFE, HILDEGARD VON BINGEN & Others – Innova

Maya Beiser, “Transclassical” = J.S. BACH: Air; MICHAEL GORDON: All Vows; IMOGEN HEAP: Hide and Seek; GLENN KOTCHE: Three Parts Wisdom; LOU REED: Heroin; JULIA WOLFE: Emunah; MOHAMMED FAIROUZ: Kol Nidrei; DAVID T. LITTLE: Hellhound; HILDEGARD von BINGEN: O Virtus Sapientae – Maya Beiser, cello, vocal, electronics – Innova 952 [Distr. by Naxos], 65:41, (6/29/16) […]

Cory Healey’s Beautiful Sunshine Band – Beautiful Sunshine – Shifting Paradigm

Cory Healey’s Beautiful Sunshine Band – Beautiful Sunshine – Shifting Paradigm

Forecast calls for modern jazz which traverses many influences. Cory Healey’s Beautiful Sunshine Band – Beautiful Sunshine [TrackList follows] Shifting Paradigm SP-117, 58:06 [4/17/16] ****: (Cory Healey – drums, electronics, AM radio; Erik Fratzke – electric bass; Zacc Harris – guitar; Jake Baldwin – trumpet; Brandon Wozniak – tenor saxophone) With a band and an […]

Audio News for April 15, 2016

Black Contributions to Classical Music Thru Video Games – The National Endowment for the Humanities has given a start-up grant to faculty members of the American University School of Communications for a web-based game called The Search for Harmony, which explores the rich influence of African descent musicians on classical music. Players will understand vital […]

Audio News for March 22, 2016

Federal Trade Commission Warns Android Developers Who Spay on User’s TV Habits; Best Cables for Audio & Video Gear; Classical Music and TV Commercials; Canadian Travelers Never Leave Home Without Their Electronics; VR Video Gaming Is Getting Very Real

Bob Gluck, Billy Hart, Eddie Henderson, Christopher Dean Sullivan – Infinite Spirit: Revisiting Music of the Mwandishi Band – FMR

Bob Gluck, Billy Hart, Eddie Henderson, Christopher Dean Sullivan – Infinite Spirit: Revisiting Music of the Mwandishi Band – FMR

Herbie Hancock’s Mwandishi period reassessed. Bob Gluck, Billy Hart, Eddie Henderson, Christopher Dean Sullivan – Infinite Spirit: Revisiting Music of the Mwandishi Band [TrackList follows] – FMR CD398-0915, 63:17 [2/1/16] ***1/2: (Bob Gluck – piano, electronics, arranger (except track 4), co-producer; Jabali Billy Hart – drums; Mganga Eddie Henderson – trumpet; Christopher Dean Sullivan – […]

Audio News for March 1, 2016

Home Theater Built Out of Snow; Mighty Audio on Kickstarter Brings Offline Spotify Playback; B&O Meets ESS for Highest Audio Quality on LG Smartphones; New Smartphone Warns You If Electronics Are Overheating; A Great Year for Downloading Audiophiles