Exposé Online banner

New releases from Cryptogramophone

Everyone's favorite avant-jazz label has a couple of new releases in the offing for this spring. Look for new music from Zeena Parkins and Alex Cline.

by Jon Davis, Published 2013-04-02

From the press release:

THE ADORABLES is the latest band led by Zeena Parkins, harpist with Bjork, and a stalwart of the Downtown NY scene. Featuring percussionist Shayna Dunkelman and electronic guru Preshish Moments, THE ADORABLES mixes lush acoustic orchestration with live electronics, beats, and unusual instruments. Visceral, unearlthly, exquisitely rich sounds with drones, crafted sound processing, feedback and the guts of harp strings. Guest appearances by Deep Singh and Dave Sharma - percussion, Kristin Slipp - vocals, and Danny Blume - guitar. Click Here to find out more about this CD.

Alex Cline presents For People in Sorrow, a poignant re-imagining of the landmark composition by Roscoe Mitchell recorded live at the 2011 Angel City Jazz Festival. This audio CD and video DVD in a beautifully designed package features vocalist Dwight Trible, woodwind players Oliver Lake and Vinny Golia, Cornetist Dan Clucas, pianist Myra Melford, harpist Zeena Parkins, guitarist G.E. Stinson, violinist Jeff Gauthier, cellist Maggie Parkins, bassist Mark Dresser, and drummer-percussionist Alex Cline, with poet Larry Ward and chant by Sister Dang Ngheim, all conducted by Will Salmon.
Click Here to find out more about For People in Sorrow.


Filed under: New releases

Related artist(s): Jeff Gauthier, Zeena Parkins, Alex Cline

More info
http://cryptogramophone.com

Latest news

2019-04-10
The Pineapple Thief to Tour North America – November and December of 2019 will see The Pineapple Thief bringing their music to Canada, Mexico, and the US, and famed drummer Gavin Harrison will be on board. The band has been touring extensively in Europe, but North America will be new territory for them. » Read more

2019-03-25
Scott Walker RIP – Noel Scott Engel, better known as Scott Walker, was one of the most intriguing and enigmatic musical figures in the second half of the 20th Century. His strange career started with The Walker Brothers, an American pop group that featured no one named Walker and no brothers. After moving to England in 1965, they had a series of hit singles. Scott's solo work started with Scott in 1967. Starting in the 80s, his work took an increasingly avant-garde turn. » Read more

2019-03-20
Freedom to Spend Unearths June Chikuma's Archives – Jun (June) Chikuma is well known for her video game and anime soundtracks, but she also released an album of experimental electronic music back in 1986 called Divertimento where she indulged the kind of spontaneity that wouldn't work in a soundtrack. RVNG Int'l label Freedom to Spend is bringing this overlooked item to broader attention with a deluxe reissue. » Read more

2019-03-03
Seaprog 2019 Lineup Almost Complete – The Seaprog festival in Seattle is scheduled for June 7-9 this year, and they've announced their lineup of performers. The revitalized Trettioåriga Kriget will cap Friday night, perennial favorites Marbin are on Saturday, and District 97 will finish off the fest on Sunday night. In support, they've booked a stellar variety of artists from the Northwest and around the world, including EchoTest, Markus Reuter and Trey Gunn, and the live debut of the amazing Troot project. » Read more

2019-02-21
You Can Be Part of an Ambient Electronic Project – The Gesture of History is a new electronic project put together by Sam Rosenthal of Black Tape for a Blue Girl, Steve Roach, and violist Sam Shadow. The music started as an instrumental track Rosenthal was working on for a Black Tape album, but took on a life of its own and demanded further enhancements. The majority of the funds raised will go to manufacturing costs for LP and CD editions, as well as other items as detailed on the Kickstarter page. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Landberk - One Man Tell's Another – Landberk are one-third of the new wave of prog-rock from Sweden, along with countrymen Änglagård and Anekdoten. As with the other two bands, the sound here is based mostly upon organic, 70s-style...  (1994) » Read more

Various Artists - Un Voyage en Progressif Vol. 1 - 3 – Musea is currently on a campaign to make the many artists on their label better known to the prog-buying world via these three budget-priced compilation CDs, each featuring about a dozen different...  (2000) » Read more

Exsimio - Carbono 14 – It’s been over six years since Exsimio’s eponymous debut, but all is well, and their sophomore effort certainly offers the evidence. The Chilean quartet (g/g/b/d) has taken it a couple...  (2007) » Read more

Polytoxicomane Philharmonie - Go Ape – Apparently this is the fourth release by this German five-piece that’s somehow flown under my radar since their 2003 debut. The fact that there are only eight tracks spread across these two...  (2011) » Read more

Metaphor - Starfooted – Metaphor used to be an early-Genesis cover band, and they wear it on their sleeves. Occasionally the influence breeds near-plagiarism, while mostly it is a springboard for a more modern style, one...  (2000) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues