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March 25, 2020

Sometimes the best pathways to understanding the intention and necessity for innovative artists to make experimental/avant-garde/purely improvisational free jazz can be found in the liner notes of an offbeat project like MZM, which combines the talents, offbeat procliv...

March 25, 2020

In his fascinating liner notes for Solar Wind, a trippy, offbeat and purely improvised avant-garde collection combining the collective history, intuitive talents and just about anything goes mindset of of Robert Dick (flutes, piccolo, voice), Joelle Leandre (contrabass...

August 26, 2019

No amount of aural preparation or immersion into weird offbeat electronic sounds can quite prepare you for the trippy, ear and mind-bending experience of Smomid’s new album Pyramid Scheme – and that’s because the wacky cornucopia of rhythmic impossibilities, droning am...

August 6, 2019

Ah, sweet cacophony! The wild and wacky, breakneck sonic adventure Nothing but Time is the second offbeat offering by improvisational alto saxophonist Jeff Pearring and his NYC based collective Pearring Sound  – and sounds like a freewheeling musical expression of the...

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