Cuneiform: Soft Machine – NDR Jazz Workshop – Hamburg, Germany 1973 / Dieses Wochenende für Five

Hier wird zum ersten Mal die Fernsehsendung der Soft Machine veröffentlicht, die am 17. Mai 1973 für den berühmten „NDR Jazz Workshop“ aufgezeichnet wurde. Dieser Auftritt war einer der frühesten …

Cuneiform: Cheer-Accident – Putting Off Death / Dieses Wochenende für FIVE

„Nach drei Jahrzehnten sind vielen Dauerbrennern längst die Ideen ausgegangen. Cheer-Accident…klingt wie eine Band, die gerade erst ihren…Einfallsreichtum und Wagemut unter Beweis gestellt hat.“ – Something Else! Bands, like the …

Cuneiform: Raoul Björkenheim – Ritual / Dieses Wochenende für FIVE!

„…dies ist eine vitale und wichtige Aufnahme, die die Ankunft einiger Weltklasse-Talente signalisiert.“ – The Wire // „…eines der besten Alben, die man in den letzten Monaten gehört hat.“ – …

Cuneiform: The Great Harry Hillman – TILT / Dieses Wochenende für Five

The Great Harry Hillman is a Swiss post-jazz quartet from Lucerne, a lakeside city in the country’s center. About the name: Harry Hillman was an American hurdler who received three …

Cuneiform: Christian Marclay, Toshio Kajiwara, DJ Olive: djTRIO – 21 September 2002 / Dieses Wochenende für FIVE

“At various moments, the mix suggested nature sounds, urban cacophony, 12-tone compositions and the tuning of radio dial.“ – Washington Post // “Some amazing, static-riddled alien music.” – Dusted  “An …

Cuneiform: Positive Catastrophe – Dibrujo, Dibrujo, Dibrujo…/ Dieses Wochenende für FIVE

„Seine Gruppe verband Latin- und Avantgarde-Traditionen auf unerhörte Weise, indem sie sich in alles hineinsteigerte, vom Arkestra-Pandämonium über tiefe afrokubanische Grooves bis hin zu langen Kompositionen. Diese Musik war voll …

Cuneiform: Jason Robinson – The Two Faces Of Janus / Dieses Wochenende für Five

“…Der Saxophonist selbst hat einen warmen, ausdrucksstarken Ton, der gelegentlich in freiere Gefilde abtaucht, aber immer der Struktur seiner Kompositionen treu bleibt.” – Signal to Noise „Tenor saxophonist Jason Robinson …

Cuneiform: The Ed Palermo Big Band – Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance / Dieses Wochenende für Five

„In arranging Zappa’s tunes for big band, Ed Palermo has thrown new light on his legacy while retaining the composer’s original melodic and harmonic designs. The arrangements also leave plenty …

Cuneiform: Bill Brovold and Larval – Surviving Death / Alive Why?// Dieses Wochenende für FIVE

„…powerful, emotional music that succeeds in establishing their own distinct creative niche. Highly recommended.“ – All Music Guide // „Bill Brovold’s music blows me away.“ – John Zorn „…it’s plainly …

Cuneifrom: Sao Paulo Underground – Cantos Invisiveis / Dieses Wochenende für Five

„Die Arbeit von São Paulo Underground – eigentlich die gesamte Arbeit von Mazurek – schöpft aus verschiedenen Traditionen, von denen jede bereits durchlässig und aufnahmefähig ist, und kombiniert Ideen aus …

Cuneiform: Fred Frith & Henry Kaiser – Friends & Enemies / Dieses Wochenende für Five!

„1979 nahmen die Gitarristen Fred Frith und Henry Kaiser ein Album mit dem Titel „With Friends Like These…“ auf dem Label Metalanguage auf. Es war eines der prägenden Dokumente der …

Cuneiform: Curlew – Fabulous Drop / Dieses Wochenende für Five

„…one hell of a group…“ – The Wire // „This is seriously good music & the performances are deceptively tight…if you’re looking for something with 1st rate musical standards, smart …

Cuneiform: Present – Live / Dieses Wochenende für Five

One of my favorite RIO live albums… Not one of the best but definitely one that I really appreciate because it stands like the end of Present’s first era and …

Cuneiform: Dave Kerman / 5uu’s – Abandonship / Dieses Wochenende für Five

„The results are mesmerizing…Kerman is still the unsung shaman of unbridled convolution..perched on a precipice high enough to make most indie rockers appear ant-sized.“– Alternative Press Inspired by Europe’s Rock …

Cuneiform: Miriodor – The Cobra Fakir / Dieses Wochenende für Five

„Alles hat einen melodischen, thematischen oder rhythmischen Zweck oder erzeugt zumindest eine Stimmung, die von beunruhigend und geheimnisvoll bis hin zu zirkushaft und cartoonhaft (manchmal gleichzeitig) reicht. Absolut nichts ist …

Cuneiform: Yo Miles! : Henry Kaiser and Wadada Leo Smith – Sky Garden / Dieses Wochenende für Five und nicht verpassen!!!

„A sprawling blowout that should convert open minds on a quest for freeform funk with a pulse as well as brains…The covers of Davis‘ riffs are at once dangerous and respectful, …

Cuneiform: The Mahavishnu Project – Return To The Emerald Beyond / Dieses Wochenende für Seven

„To hear you guys playing those tunes in such an unbelievable way is quite amazing. Great job! Keep up the good work.“ – John McLaughlin „What is primary to me …

Cuneiform: Art Zoyd – 44 1​/​2 – The Birthday Concert – live Rock In Opposition Festival 2015 / Dieses Wochenende für Five

“Art Zoyd is a quartet, but their instrumental arsenal produces the sound of a mighty orchestra.” – The New York Times // “Art Zoyd…is one of the most important collectives …

Cuneiform: Fast ‚N‘ Bulbous – Pork Chop Blue Around The Rind / Dieses Wochenende für FIVE!

„They are the big brass band [Captain Beefheart] never had…. The group attacks Van Vliet’s songs with the same idiosyncratic precision that he drilled into his own musicians.“ – Rolling Stone …

Cuneiform: Cosmologic – Eyes In The Back Of My Head / Dieses Wochenende für Five

“More than impressive” – Brian Morton, The Wire // “…a gem of crisp ensemble-playing and finely calibrated improvisations…” – San Diego Union Tribune // “The most exhilarating band performance of …

Cuneiform: John Surman – Way Back When / dieses Wochenende für Five

„Ein wichtiger Satz in der Geschichte der Fusion, der zeigt, dass 1969 nicht nur die größten Namen die neue Musik erforschten.“ – All Music Dies ist ein wirklich großartiger Archivfund, …

Cuneiform: The Muffins – Manna/Mirage / Dieses Wochenende für Five

„Amerikas beeindruckendste und innovativste Gruppe im Cow/Hatfield-Stil… The Muffins sind das Paradebeispiel einer Gruppe, deren Exzellenz, klare musikalische Intelligenz, Leichtigkeit und breites Spektrum sie eindeutig für den Erfolg und einen …

Cuneiform: Thinking Plague – Decline and Fall / Dieses Wochenende für Five

„Thinking Plague legt eine der rhythmisch komplexesten, textlich einfallsreichsten und melodisch anspruchsvollsten populären Musiken der letzten 30 Jahre vor, und irgendwie klingt das alles leicht und natürlich.“ – All Music …

Cuneiform: Richard Leo Johnson – Glidepath / Dieses Wochenende für Five

Richard Leo Johnson is a self-taught guitarist whose unorthodox acoustic style is reminiscent of the late Michael Hedges. While he is often placed in the new age camp, his sonic …

Cuneiform: Mats/Morgan – [schack tati] / Dieses Wochenende für Five

Swedish keyboardist Mats Oberg and drummer Morgan Agren (both are actually multi-instrumentalists, with gentle assistance from others here and there) have played together for more than 30 years, creating something …

Cuneiform: Von Zamla – 1983 / Dieses Wochenende für Five

„1983“ is an impressive album of previously unavailable, professional live recordings (the sound is as good as a studio recording) of Von Zamla’s 1983 spring tour, which the band regards …

Cuneinform: Forever Einstein – One Thing After Another / Dieses Wochenende für Five

„Forever Einstein’s third album is a kind of strange mixture between strong avant garde compositions and really funny passages flirting with other rock styles and even jazz, with a remarkable …

Cuneiform: Richard Pinhas / Maurice Dantec – Schizotrope: The Life and Death… Dieses Wochenende für Five

„In 1999, Richard Pinhas collaborated with French cyber-punk novelist Maurice Dantec on the Schizotrope project, which honored philosopher Gilled Deleuze, a friend of Pinhas‘ who died in 1995….– AllMusic … The …

Cuneiform: Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic – The Fossil Record 1980​-​1987 dieses Wochenende für Five

“Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic has found a common ground among garage band rock, classical, minimalism, UK progressive rock, and it’s own favorite noises.“ – The New York Times The Fossil …

Cuneiform: Forgas Band Phenomena – Acte V / Live at NEARFest 2010 / dieses Wochenende für Five

„Wer mit Return to Forever / Mahavishnu Orchestra / Weather Report im modernen Jazz aufgewachsen ist, wird diese Gruppe lieben. Es gibt kein Blatt vor den Mund, wenn es um …

Cuneiform: Virgil Moorefield – Distractions On The Way To The King’s Party / Dieses Wochenende für Five

„Brainy yet bloodthirsty…Manhattan’s Virgil Moorefield Ensemble sets a horn section against a trio of fine, fiery guitarists“ -Guitar Player // „Gives an impish, dissonant spin to a big-band sound…variety, forward …

Cuneiform: Beat Circus – Dreamland / dieses Wochenende für Five

„Beat Circus has created a singular intriguing sonic identity by filtering certain bizarre old-time American and European pre-jazz styles through a progressive contemporary fearlessness.“ – Weekly Planet You can hear echoes …

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 …