Month: August 2021

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Three West Coast Jazz Videos

Last week, Bill Kirchner in New York and Danilo Morandi in Switzerland sent along a few superb videos. Bill sent along a link to the Dave Slonaker Big Band recording their Intrada album (Origin Records) at Capitol Studios' Studio A in Hollywood in 2016. Here's Dave Slonaker's composition and arrangement of Remembering, featuring Wayne Bergeron, Dan Fornero, Rick Baptist, Clay Jenkins and Ron Stout (trumpets); .Bob Sheppard, Brian Scanlon, Rob […]

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Free Atari

I have no idea what this means, “Free Atari.” There could be some actual activist urgency to this graffiti. Perhaps Atari is an incarcerated person and the sign is a sign that his community has his back. Or perhaps this is simply a willfully nonsensical plea, with “free” as a verb and Atari as, indeed, the classic gaming company (cum style, cum era, cum nostalgia play). Perhaps it’s an ironic […]

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Frozen In Time: This is Darkness playlist – August 2021

Here are the dark ambient albums that we at This is Darkness have been listening to this month – some are new releases, but a few are older gems we’ve just (re)discovered. Please check these out by clicking on the Bandcamp links, and consider supporting the artists. Enjoy! Ov Pain – The Churning Blue of Noon […] The post Frozen In Time: This is Darkness playlist – August 2021 appeared first […]

todayAugust 29, 2021 1

Music Watts, RSS, Candyman

I do this manually each Saturday, collating recent tweets I made at, which I think of as my public notebook. Some tweets pop up in expanded form or otherwise on sooner. It’s personally informative to revisit the previous week of thinking out loud. ▰ East Bay takeout report: Vik’s Chaat is just as great even without your name being eviscerated and semi-reconstructed by a frazzled, echoing interior public […]

todayAugust 28, 2021 9


One to watch: Nala Sinephro

This inspired jazz harpist takes on the universe with a joyous and deeply restorative debut albumYou might have believed that Promises, the extraordinary ambient jazz album by Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders and the LSO, would have had few rivals this year. But a contender has emerged.The debut album by the London-based composer and harpist Nala Sinephro reaches elegiac heights – and tissue-penetrating depths. Space 1.8 (out via Warp) is a […]

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