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Spettro_Records on 12/19/2016 at 01:48PM

章4 : 真っ暗闇の人生 : Spettro Records' 3rd Compilation

Artwork by Akis Karanos

Spettro Records: a small place for experimental music. Celebrating 6 years with its third compilation!

It's been 6 years of Spettro Records. 6 years is a long time, if you want it to be. And at this moment in my life it feels as they've been forever, and I certainly won't be getting them back...

Spettro started more as an outlet for what me and friends were doing and recording ( Salomè Lego Playset, STUFA, Achievements, all of them dead projects... ), then grew into something different, a netlabel sui generis, mostly net / sometimes physical label ( of abysmal sales ), but anyway a home to us, and then to so many artists from everywhere in the world, so many I can't thank enough for trusting me and my instincts and who have allowed me to share their wonderful and unique music. It's still a home for me, for my own work ( SLP, which in the years has become more and more secondary), and of those artists which made up most of 2010's first compilation only few remain. So many have passed by, donated their work and passed on to different, probably better, labels. Some have quit music altogether. Some have moved to bigger things and achieved much deserved success, while some have freely and so generously donated a release even if Spettro was much below their label standards. I'm happy to think that Spettro has been The One, out of so many, that they chose, out of their free will, despite all the other, maybe better, choices around. Spettro can't offer much but a tiny and cozy home of uproaring silence, "a small place for experimental music" indeed.

So many artists are still joining, from everywhere in the world, and it's this fluctuating and stateless nature that makes Spettro so special to me and, hopefully, to you. It is an honor to host your music, and seeing younger people writing and joining Spettro gives me hope and pride.

This third installment offers the best that Spettro has and will have to offer in the years to come. Hopefully, other 3 years, and then another compilation will come, new people will join, and new pages will be written and leafed through. Perhaps at least. Fingers crossed. That's why the title, Chapter 4: Makkuraysmi no Jinsei : La stagione della Notte )", starts with "chapter 4", hence a compilation looking ahead, at another chapter. Then the "season of darkness", "la stagione della notte", 2016 and what remains of these last few years: very little, loss, hardship, confusion and despair, a night never ending, nothing but darkness ahead. Hope and despair.

This sampler is also in memory of Kelly Churko, incredible musician, unpredictable improviser, fierce alchemist of sound and composer of truth who passed away too soon. I'd also like to remember Ryo Tsuchiya of Senseless Records and of so many old and new school punk and rock'n'roll bands, whose path I briefly crossed back in 2008 and whose memory I will cherish.?

This album is for those who know Spettro, those who chose Spettro, and those who never heard of it, and maybe never will. This is for me as much as it is for you.


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ckutmusic on 07/09/2015 at 11:15PM

Chris Corsano & Mette Rasmussen Live on CKUT's New Shit

What happens when two of free jazz's most talented names face off live in the CKUT studio? Mette plays sax and Chris plays drums, and he result is a beautiful cacaphony. It's the spirit of punk and the deft skill of jazz tradition. It's those fast high notes, spilling rapid-fire from the saxophone, overtop of clattering toms and minute bursts of cymbal crash. Rolling into the second piece, things get nice & sprawled-out, the sax blowing at less of a breakneck speed but adopting a richer texture before moving back into fast (and we mean FAST) territory. 

It's unquestionable that Corsano and Rasmussen are two figured who have already carved out significant artistic niches for themselves; now, as a duo, they prove even further why the world should be paying serious attention to their sounds. 

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Andr_D on 06/08/2014 at 12:00PM

Foundation Quartet: First Release

EP released with Pic Pack Music Label.

 

 

All tracks and details here [PICPACK202] Foundation Quartet - Chronicles | picpack.org.ua

 

Foundation Quartet:

Digital Percussion - Alexander Cutteridge (UK)EUB - Darius (France)Piano - Daniel Moschopoulos (UK)Sax, Percussion, ect. - Vasco Morais (Portugal)

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dvd on 06/29/2012 at 12:00PM

MP3 of the Day: Daniel Barbiero, "Anamnesis"

A native of New Haven, CT, double bassist and composer Daniel Barbiero has been active in improvised and experimental music and dance in the Baltimore-Washington area for several years as a performer, composer and ensemble leader. His music reflects his background in minimal, modal and non-genre specific improvisation, and interest in verbal, graphic and other non-standard methods of scoring for small ensembles. 

Below we've featured a track from his collection of compositions for solo bass. Be sure to check out Daniel's recent collaboration with Jimmy Gaphery for some great improvised bass & winds duets.

 

Daniel Barbiero on:

Free Music Archive | Soundcloud | Myspace | Alkem

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lizziedavis on 06/11/2012 at 12:00PM

MP3 of the Day: The Luddites, "Jesus Train"

Ava LunaRaised on the subways of NYC, the Luddites formed in Fall 2010 for a three day residency at the experimental dance space La Mama. They've been confounding audiences ever since with their dedication to forcing cacophony, free jazz, funk and pop into submission. The band is also involved in Amplified Cactus Salon, an experimental art collective that incorporates, cooking, acting, and visual art into its performances.

With its many members spread out across all five boroughs, the Luddites spend a lot of time in the parallel universe that exists in the subway tunnels of NYC. Though they're infamous for telling endless tales of wisdom gleaned late at night on the L and psychic encounters on the M, all of the Luddites can agree that there's simply no train in New York like the Jesus Train.

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