Cuneiform: Doctor Nerve – Did Sprinting Die? / Dieses Wochenende für Five

„I like Doctor Nerve and all the various players in the band. This was recorded very early in the band’s legacy.The songs are short, tight and consise. It is an …

Cuneiform: Schnellertollermeier – Rights / Dieses Wochenende für Five

Clarity. Attitude. Skill. These really aren’t qualities that define our present time. All too often, our ephemeral reality finds itself reflected in a jittery retro-music that sucks its data from …

Cuneiform: Radio Massacre International – Emissaries / Dieses Wochenende für Seven

„If you like Berlin school 1970’s electronics…this is a feast of scorching sequencers and synthesizers, laced with searing guitars over lots of cool outer space drifting.“ – Expose Radio Massacre International is …

Cuneiform: Mike Osborne – Dawn / Dieses Wochenende für Five

„Alto saxophonist Mike Osborne’s career was relatively short—barely 20 years between his first gigs with the pioneering Mike Westbrook Band and his retirement from the music scene because of mental health …

Cuneiform: Thumbscrew – Theirs / Dieses Wochenende für Five

“Made up of three highly distinctive voices in the world of jazz and avant-garde music, Thumbscrew should probably collapse under the weight of its own star power but Tomas Fujiwara …

Cuneiform: The Microscopic Septet – Seven Men In Neckties / Dieses Wochenende für Seven

„Posterity is going to remember the Microscopic Septet as one of the best bands of the 1980s.“– The Philadelphia Inquirer // “…at once capriciously whimsical and deadly serious.” – New York Sun …

Cuneiform: Tatvamasi – Parts Of The Entirety / dieses Wochenende für Five

„Tatvamasi’s debut album Parts of the Entirety does more than just hold a great deal of promise. Straight out of the gate, they’re an awfully convincing act. Parts of the …

Cuneiform: Philharmonie – Nord / Dieses Wochenende für Five

„Conceptually, it suggests what an inspired meeting of Steve Reich and King Crimson might sound like…masterfully weaving together lush melodies, minimalist tendencies and heavy rock overtones.“ – Innerviews // „Technically remarkable…“ …

Cuneiform: Empirical – Connection / Dieses Wochenende für Five

„[Empirical] remains enthusiastically devoted to remaking jazz for a contemporary audience… This fine set is a significant renewal of Empirical’s commitment to giving 1960s hard bop and free jazz (probably …

Cuneiform: The Stick Men – Insatiable / Dieses Wochenende für FIVE

„Some of the most nervous, unstable punk imaginable; the rush of the band playing through every single short song as fast as possible (presumably so they can quickly snort another …

Cuneiform: Mujician – There’s No Going Back Now / Dieses Wochenende für Five

„Working within the instrumental parameters of the standard post-bop combo – piano, bass, drums and saxophones – the band situates itself in a space midway between what could be called …

Cuneiform: Graham Collier – Workpoints / Dieses Wochenende für Seven

„[Workpoints]…may well prompt a serious reassessment of this important British artist, out of whom much of the most inventive latter-day British jazz …has emerged.” – Penguin Guide To Jazz Two valuable …

Cuneiform: The Hugh Hopper Band – Carousel / Dieses Wochenende für Five

„[Carousel is ] a solid and convincing record, with many of the old Soft Machine qualities of compositional interest and high standard of performance in evidence. Enjoyable and consistant“ – …

Cuneiform: Happy Family – Minimal Gods / Dieses Wochenende für Five

„Skewered blasts of noisome, Red metal shatters through rough and tumble landscapes of shuddering percussion, ominous, gravelly basslines and wheezing synths. An all-instrumental bulldozer of an album…“ – i/e Happy Family first …

Cuneiform: Blast – Stringy Rugs / Dieses Wochenende für Five

„On Stringy Rugs, the second Cuneiform CD by Dutch avant rockers Blast, the group demonstrates its ability to navigate tricky and complex compositions, in which scored themes and improvised ideas …

Cuneiform: Ahleuchatistas – Even In The Midst… Dieses Wochenende für Five

„A wonder of complex rhythms, virtuoso musicianship and a name that’s really, really hard to pronounce.“– Go & Do // „…what innovative metal groups have been trying to do for …

Cuneiform: Upsilon Acrux – Radian Futura / Dieses Wochenende für Five

Upsilon Acrux makes some of the most detailed compositions I have ever heard” – Nels Cline // “Upsilon Acrux is Amazzzzzzzzing” – Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) // „…a stunning example …

Cuneiform: Motor Totemist Guild – City Of Mirrors / Dieses Wochenende für Five

„Absolutely gorgeous. Even „Bixby Slough“ in its cacophony is brilliant. „Scarfnet“ is the most genious R.I.O. song by an american band, and what a lovely band.“ – Anton Bildern/RYM Brilliant composer …

Cuneiform: Piero Milesi – The Nuclear Observatory Of Mr. Nanof / Dieses Wochenende für Five

„An ethereal wonder from an Italian architect / music installation & soundtrack master. A lush adventure of mediative synth and melodic scores for lyricon and small chamber ensemble. Highly recommended …

Cuneiform: Curlew – A Beautiful Western Saddle / Dieses Wochenende für FIVE

“…A Beautiful Western Saddle…marries Curlew’s recombinant joy with the unpredictably veering, darkly satiric poetry of Canadian Paul Haines. It’s a match made in heaven… A friend once asked me why …

Cuneiform: Miriodor – 3è Avertissement / 3rd Warning / Dieses Wochenende für Five

Miriodor was formed in 1980 (in Québec City) by the meeting of François Émond and Pascal Globensky. Different musicians came and went until the band settled as a sextet, in …

Cuneifrom: Machine and The Synergetic Nuts – Leap Second Neutral / Dieses Wochenende für FIVE

„…a perfect marriage of 70’s Canterbury and burning jazz-fusion, with complex time signatures, ripping keyboards and squonkin‘ sax lines… reeks of promise and delivers on many fronts“ – Sea of Tranquility „The …

Cuneiform: Richard Pinhas and Barry Cleveland – MU / Dieses Wochenende für Five

„The partnership between guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer Richard Pinhas and Cuneiform Records has been exceptionally fruitful. Not only has the label reissued his earliest experimental recordings, but they’ve followed up …

Cuneiform: Pixel – Golden Years / Dieses Wochenende für FIVE

The award-winning Norwegian jazz quartet Pixel is in the vanguard of a scene brimming with exceptional young musicians, charting an exhilarating, improvisation-steeped jazz path infused with the cathartic energy of …

TAZ: Schneller­tollermeier: „5“ Tikitaka im Studio

Anfangs ist es, als könne man in Zeitlupe verfolgen, wie diese drei Schweizer Musiker ihren Song aufbauen. Andi Schnellmann schlägt sieben Takte lang einen tiefen Basston an, macht dann mit …

Cuneiform: The Claudia Quintet + 1 with Kurt Elling & Theo Bleckmann – What Is The Beautiful? / Dieses Wochenende für FIVE

For their sixth album, What Is the Beautiful?, The Claudia Quintet brings together the acclaimed compositional approach of leader John Hollenbeck with two of the most important male singers in improvised music, Kurt …

Cuneiform: Rob Mazurek / Exploding Star Orchestra – Galactic Parables, Volume One / Dieses Wochenende für FIVE

„Mazurek and company channel electric Miles, Sun Ra, and the Art Ensemble of Chicago to make a recording that is cosmic, spiritual, raw, and powerful.“ – Avant Music News “Inspired by …

Cuneiform: Guigou Chenevier – Les Rumours de la Ville / dieses Wochenende für FIVE

„…this is a great live RIO album. It was recorded live in concert – I guess the tape recordings of the amateur musicians were played on stage along with the …

Cuneiform: Jonathan Badger – Verse / dieses Wochenende für FIVE

„The sheer volume of ideas and instruments explored here defy categorization…Verse is an excursion worth your attention.“ – A Closer Listen „This melancholic, mosaic record . . . shuffles nimbly between extremes …

Cuneiform: Deus Ex Machina – Imparis // Dieses Wochenende für FIVE

“Driving, aggressive fusion mixed with wickedly complex rhythms, hints of R.I.O. and avant-garde sounds, and Alberto Piras’ unbelievable vocal skills…essential.” – Exposé A sextet of violin, analog keyboards, guitar, bass, drums …

Cuneiform: Robert Wyatt – Solar Flares Burn for You / Dieses Wochenende für FIVE

This weekend’s Five Dollar album is Solar Flares Burn For You by Robert Wyatt.Vocalist, composer and multi-instrumentalist Robert Wyatt’s career extends from the beginnings of the psychedelic era to the present day. This …

Cuneiform: Paul Dunmall Octet – Bebop Starburst / Dieses Wochenende für FIVE

The New Year is off to a rousing start in the modern jazz world with the advent of this mini-masterpiece. “BeBop Starburst” effectively illustrates the boundless concepts that could be …

Cuneiform: Raoul Björkenheim / Morgan Ågren / Bill Laswell – Blixt // Dieses Wochenende für FIVE

„This audacious power trio delivers the sort of sonic blast that hasn’t been felt since bassist Bill Laswell’s ’80s bands Massacre and Last Exit. In Finnish guitar wiz and sonic …

Cuneiform: Blue Cranes – Swim / Dieses Wochenende für Five

„One of Portland’s brightest lights.“ – Downbeat // „Says more than most singer-songwriters—without any words at all.“ – Willamette Week // „A truly unconventional approach to improvised music that puts other third-streamers …

Cuneiform: Elton Dean – Just Us / Dieses Wochenende für FIVE

Just Us is the LONG awaited reissue of Elton Dean’s very first solo album, recorded & released in 1971, while he was still a member of Soft Machine. In addition to the …

Cuneiform: Hugh Hopper – 1984 / Dieses Wochenende für FIVE

1984 was always a musical oddity, and it may be a little incoherent and self-indulgent at times, but it has held up well over time, and still contains music of …

Cuneiform: Steve Lacy / Roswell Rudd Quartet – Early and Late / Dieses Wochenende für FIVE

„One of the great soprano saxists of all time.“ – All Music Guide // „…a trombonist of such sweeping power and majesty that he transcends all styles.“ – The New York Times …

Cuneiform: Richard Pinhas and Oren Ambarchi – Tikkun / Dieses Wochenende für FIVE

„On a day when your transmission drops to the asphalt and the humidity’s enough to fry brains, Oren Ambarchi’s resonating, disembodied guitarisms establish a soothing alternate universe.“– Pitchfork Media “Nearly four decades …

Cuneiform: Gary Lucas‘ Fleischerei, featuring Sarah Stiles – Music From Max Fleischer Cartoons / Dieses Wochenende für FIVE

„The master guitarist’s avant-garde playmates have included Stampfel, Pulnoc, Beefheart, the Beefheart repertory band Fast ‚N‘ Bulbous, and bigger weirdos than that. So for him, this re-creation of pre-Code animator …