A NEW WAVE OF JAZZ is entering the realm of cassette albums again. Consider it a side series for the more abstract, electric and noisy in free improvisation and avant-garde. Again with a minimal design by Rutger Zuydervelt, each cassette is limited to 60 copies – housed in a clear box, duplicated on solid black tapes, 4 panel j-card and shrinkwrapped. These are the first 2 albums we’re releasing on August 20th !
COLIN WEBSTER & MATTHEW GRIGG – GOOD TO BE BACK IN REALITY
Saxophonist COLIN WEBSTER (London) and electric guitarist MATTHEW GRIGG(Bristol) hooked up for a relentless session that is equally abstract, full-on in your face and interactive. Their duo is the other side of the coin, both artists with their four feet in free impro soil but what they achieve together is a melange that break barriers, provokes while focusing on the smallest electric and alienating details, both overwhelming and subtle. Impressive.
Order/listen to the album on bandcamp.
DIRK SERRIES with ANTON MOBIN / QUENTIN STOKART – STOCHASTIC REGIONS
That label curator and guitarst DIRK SERRIES has a knack for the abstract and wilful isn’t a secret and it was only a matter of time when he would hook up with French soundartist ANTON MOBIN (France) either. So here he’s teaming up with Anton,using his impressive prepared chamber, for a split tape that introduces another Belgian guitarist on side B. With QUENTIN STOKART (Belgium), on electric guitar, the dialogue between the acoustic and electric is less than overpowering. Fully dissecting, styles overboard session that is constantly on the edge of sound implosion. With ANTON MOBIN the duo approaches their collaboration slightly different, here the balance is more refined, the acoustic guitar more open and thematic while Anton with his unique soundbox, the prepared chamber, swirls around, interacts and is complimentary. An interesting comparison in styles made possible on a split tape. Order/listen to the album on bandcamp.