Less than two months after Falling Backwards, James Murray presents his new album: Landscape Of Lovers. Ánd presents a new release in his ‘Slowcraft Presents’ series: Between Ocean And Sky by (Francis M.) Gri and (Federico) Mosconi.
Year Zero is Gideon Wolf’s 4th album since 2012. It’s a solo album, in a way, but it could not have come to life without the contributions of a small ensemble of artists that played improvisations or ‘incoherent and strange phrases/notes’ that were later reassembled into the resulting pieces.
Working the other way around – composing pieces from instantaneous improvisations and a collection of short phrases – has given this music a refreshing element of surprise.
And it’s exactly that element that makes this album stand out among many others.