The Necks’ Chris Abrahams has a new album called Memory Night. “Strange Bright Fact” and “Stabilised Ruin”, the two shortest and concluding tracks on “Memory Night”, play up to an idea by Techno producer Ricardo Villalobos when discussing if music is really minimal or not; in the end, it depends on a certain criterion inside a realm of certainty for the classification to be valid.Fluid Radio
David Virelles “Continuum” featuring Andrew Cyrille, Ben Street, Román Díaz, Alberto Lescay Release date: October 23, 2012 Pi Recordings
There’s little question that Virelles is just as skilled as the next Cuban musician—he just doesn’t need to show it off. Additionally, Virelles infuses his work with heady conceptual conceits, from interacting with the visual art that graces the cover to the visceral use of spoken word and Afro-Cuban religion. The Bleader
John Medeski‘s solo piano debut was a long time coming. Recorded for Sony Masterworks’ revived Okeh imprint, it’s a 41-minute showcase of a pianist we’ve not really encountered — at least at this length — before. At the suggestion of engineer and producer Henry Hirsch, Medeski cut this set using a seven-foot, 1925 French Gaveau piano.