Andrea Laino | LAAND | Electrical Landscapes | Aut Records

Electrical Landscapes documents a solo research on electric guitar made by Andrea Laino for the project LAAND. The first part is an improvised session focused on timbric exploration in which sounds are generated through some non-conventional techniques and a few objects. All the audio materials have been recorded using an analog delay, a nail file, other objects and devices. No overdubs were added during the recording, except for track n.4. The second part is freely inspired by William S. Burroughs’ Naked Lunch. Some of the readings recorded by Burroughs himself have been used, in connection with the cut-up technique made so popular by this author. The sound poetry dimension inspired Laino’s work and his radical improvised approach to the composition. Continue reading

Jeff Platz

guitarist, composer, has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe. He has performed in various music festivals world wide such as New York city’s “What is Jazz” festival, the “Heidelberg … Continue reading

Jeff Platz | Kit Demos | Fabio Delvo | John McLellan | Differential Equations | Skycap Music

Differential Equations is the latest recording released on Skycap Records by Italian saxophonist Fabio Delvo and American guitarist Jeff Platz. Combining individual compositions with free improvisations the group captures the essential spirit of modern jazz music. Joined by drummer John Mclellan, bassist and modular synthesizer player Kit Demos the ensemble presents a uniquely fresh and futuristic listening experience. Continue reading

Laboule | Refugio | Long Song Records

to Sonia… This album was recorded under the mountain dew among the Alps, on the side of Mount Grona, with an acoustic guitar and a few other instruments. Refugio is a quest in the intersection of two mountain chains, the disclosure of an ancient, dusty and seaside soundscape where it’s possible to discover the necessary asylum to grow and find a precious refuge for melancholy. Continue reading

Juozas Milasius | Slow | Nemu Records

This is a rare thing: an album of guitar music where the guitar isn’t really the point. Put a different way, it’s the ideas that are given the focus, not the chops. There are many jazz players out there who do put the music ahead of the flash (Bill Frisell being a prime example), but hardly ever in a solo setting. — Mark Saleski Continue reading