Wednesday July 17th 2019



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Aunt Jamamas Big Band Vigilantes featured at Free Albums Galore

Aunt Jamamas Big Band Vigilantes featured at Free Albums Galore

Our friends over at Free Albums Galore have this to say about our recent release by Aunt Jamamas Big Band Vigilantes: Seattle’s improv ensemble Aunt Jamamas Big Band Vigilantes may be described as avant garde but their liberal usage of wit and melodic structure makes them quite acceptable to those who tend to avoid the atonal. In fact, their improvisatory meanderings do not sound all that free-style at times, leaning heavily to both jazz and rock. The mix of acoustic ensemble with electronic sampling and effects keeps them interesting throughout this live recording. This is certainly [Read more...]

FMA reviews Manuele Atzeni

The Free Music Archive has posted a very nice review of our release by Manuele Atzeni:The Miyazaki Tour E.P. represents some of the best 15 minutes available on the FMA to date. With hip-hop as its backdrop, the production takes on the stutter-step programming of leftfield R&B akin to Timbaland and the Neptunes, which is especially evident on songs like "Crezima" and "NeVe". "Bonacisi" and "Ouch The Couch" are both packed with a flurry of scratches and cuts over whimsical electronic beats.Read the full post here.

Another konstruKt CD review

The Dutch Vital Weekly newsletter/podcast has reviewed konstruKt's "Akustikelektrik" CD:"From the first moments it is evident that this improvising combo is inspired by the free jazz from 60s and 70s. The opening track begins with a long intro, slowly culminating in a hectic brew. Throughout, their improvisations are dominated by drums and percussion. Futaci is a Brötzmann-like powerplayer. Most characteristic and appealing however is Gaglar with his use of electronics and guitar like in "Kaptan Swing". He is the most virtuoso player of this quartet."Buy this CD from CD Baby.

konstruKt review in Dutch e-zine

Dutch online jazz magazine Jazzflits has published a very positive review of our release by konstruKt. If you can read Dutch you should check it out here. Audio clips are now added to the info page for this release. Listen here.

Free Albums Galore reviews The Rabbits

The ever fabulous Free Albums Galore writes: The Rabbits are the darlings of WM Recordings having released three free online albums in a year's time. But I'm afraid I really didn't quite catch onto them until the last release, That Cave of Love, part one. The Toronto band, which is actually Matthew Orzeszek plus friends, have such a casual and twisted style that it sneaked up on me. That Cave of Love seems a bit more twisted than the other album and much tighter in concept. Songs like "Chickeny Softness" may have silly lyrics (My wife is saying "They're not silly, They're existential!") but [Read more...]

Keji Hamilton reviewed in MOJO

British music magazine MOJO have reviewed our release by Keji Hamilton & the Exousia Band in their June issue:"Vintage Afrobeat from the man who used to open shows for the main man. A mainstay (on guitar and keyboards) of Fela Kuti's Egypt 80 in the 1980s, Keji Hamilton can't be accused of falling too far from the tree musically in the decade since his employer's death. This is Afrobeat much as the man himself played it in the latter years of his career, though it lacks the grit and fury that made Kuti such an important musician in the 1970s. It would be difficult to imagine the Africa 70 [Read more...]

Keji Hamilton album reviewed

The album by Keji Hamilton & the Exousia Band has been reviewed by Their verdict: 'Keji' is a solid, classic Afrobeat album.

Free Albums Galore

The ever WM-friendly Free Albums Galore reviews A simple process by Century of Aeroplanes. Read it here. We can also report that the debut album by Keji Hamilton & the Exousia Band is now available from eMusic, iTunes and Napster. More on that soon... on our new website!

Free Albums Galore reviews 3Sachetti

"The music of 3Sachetti is a mix of genres ranging from klezmer to jazz to rock and everything in between. It always keeps you guessing with its eclectic improvisation and wit . The trio of guitar, violin and percussion has a surprising full sound. While it can get pretty wild, the artists never seem to lose track of melody and structure." Full review on Free Albums Galore.

Mystic Moods review

Free Albums Galore has posted a review of our Mystic Moods-compilation:"The 20 tracks provide some interesting listening. You'll find plenty of good samplings, lots of space sounds, and definitely some nice melodies."Read the full review here.

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