My good friend Daniel Rosenboom recently formed a new record label project called Orenda Records. It looks like he’s off to a great start, and that’s especially good news because he has released the last Dr Mint recordings that have been on ice for the last few years.
Recorded as two separate long-form improvisations in October of 2008. The result is one of Dr Mints darkest recordings. I’m really amazed by how this turned out. The entire record is very patient, but it tells a fierce story. When the grooves hit, they hit hard, but the setup is actually quite emotional and churning.
I believe this was recorded in late 2010. Compared to Ritual, this record is very different. The entire record was made up of several short-form improvisations, and performed in a studio. The entire album was recorded in a single day, but the studio allowed us to experiment with new ideas that we had been unable to use in our live recordings.
So, a huge thanks to Orenda Records for releasing these great records. And when you have a chance, it’s definitely worth checking out all the projects over athttp://www.orendarecords.com.
“Firewood” by J. Robert Lennon – An Electric Literature Single Sentence Animation.
My good friend Gaetano Evangelista is responsible for this, I believe.
Looks crazy. Of course there is a link to a pirated copy of the band’s first record. My favorite crazy Google translation is “Everywhere in the official trio, but the drummer, by the way, yes, explosive guy.”
Looking for some new music to check out? Check out the following releases by some friends of mine. I was lucky enough to be a part of both projects. Hope you enjoy!
Ian Ethan Case, Narrow Way to be released Sep 8
For more information and purchasing info, visithttp://ianethan.com/
Consisting of nine original compositions and based around Ian’s unique work on the kalimba and fretless guitar, “The Narrow Way” features some of the best up-and-coming musicians from around the country includingJeremy Kittel(viola, violin),Nathaniel Smith(cello),Matt Kilmer(percussion),Caleb Dolister(drums),Jason Rafalak(upright bass),Dylan Coleman(upright bass), andEdward Howe(5-string electric fiddle) as well as gorgeous cover photography by outdoor photographerJim Stimson(Crowley Lake, CA) and award-winning portrait photographerSid Ceasar(Nashua, NH.)
Milton Merlos, Mi Amor
For more info and purchasing info, please visit http://www.miltonmerlos.com