Post Tagged with: "France"

Richard Pinhas, Tatsuya Yoshida & Merzbow – Process & Reality (2016)

Richard Pinhas, Tatsuya Yoshida & Merzbow – Process & Reality (2016)

On the powerful and unrelenting ‘Process and Reality’, Yoshida’s thunderous drums provide the adrenaline as Pinhas and Merzbow supply the clinical soul.

Chicken Diamond – The Night Has A Thousand Eyes (2016)

Chicken Diamond – The Night Has A Thousand Eyes (2016)

The 4th album by the French rowdy blues one-man-band Chicken Diamond gives us more of the same full-on bite that graced the first three long players, and a little bit more.

Jeremy Udden and Nicolas Moreaux – Belleville Project (2015)

Jeremy Udden and Nicolas Moreaux – Belleville Project (2015)

With a kindred soul in Nicolas Moreaux as Jeremy Udden’s musical partner, ‘Belleville Project’ is a record made by two people but one, prolific mind.

Louis Minus XVI – Kindergarten (2015)

Louis Minus XVI – Kindergarten (2015)

Experimental French quartet Louis Minus XVI’s ‘Kindergarten’ is easier to like because it’s harder to pin down.

Geyster – Knight Games, Vols. I-III (2015)

Geyster – Knight Games, Vols. I-III (2015)

Geyster is having a love affair with vintage West Coast music and is taking us along for a long, pleasurable nearly two hour ride.

Hippie Diktat – Black Peplum (2014)

Here is a review of ‘Black Peplum’ by the Paris-based jazzcore trio Hippie Diktat.

Novox – Over The Honeymoon (2014)

Novox – Over The Honeymoon (2014)

‘Over The Honeymoon’ glows as much as it grooves.

One Track Mind: Reload, “Dark Matter” (2014)

One Track Mind: Reload, “Dark Matter” (2014)

Bands like France’s Reload are keeping the prog rock genre alive.

Sophie Alour – Shaker (2014)

France is a mighty good place to go exploring for hidden treasure jazz artists, and within the current scene, Sophie Alour with her ‘Shaker’ CD is as good a place to start as anyone.

Richard Pinhas and Oren Ambarchi – Tikkun (2014)

These three extended pieces take minimalism to exotic – and redemptive – places