Barefoot Hockey Goalie - Darius
"This is the oddest album of 1995, hands down."
Barefoot Hockey Goalie - Fediks Butcher Shop
- Larry Kaye, Carbon 14
"This is crazy, unexpected and a whole lotta fun in a very twisted way."
Burning Bridges - Burning Bridges
- Jason Plender, Ink 19
"...an unqualified tour-de-force from a band whose opulent layers of sound command immediate attention."
Burning Bridges - From Benny's Tiki Room and Ammo Dump
- Buddy Seigal, San Diego Union Tribune
"...fuse several African guitar styles and minor-key Middle Eastern-isms with a hard-rocking, bluesy attack."
Burning Bridges - Feast of Fools
- Tom Cheyney, Billboard Magazine
"...tasty stew of various worldly styles."
Ryan Choi - Three Dancers
- j poet, Rhythm Music
"Choi works the margins with challenging, interesting and sometimes mathematically complex original compositions and playing...but his work can be highly approachable."
Dalaba Frith Glick Rieman Kihlstedt
- Tim Owen, Dalston Sound
"Each player knew the others, so this first performance cuts straight to the chase. A beautiful level of understanding is established from the start."
Dawn of Midi - First
- François Couture, All Music Guide
"Improvisationally gifted musicians with chemistry, the cats can play."
Donkey - Big Sur
- Mark Dresser
"OH, MEIN GOTT, ES IST RIESIG!" [OH MY GOD, IT IS ENORMOUS!]
Donkey - Show
- Rigo Dittman, Bad Alchemy
"...a new sonic horizon, and booga to the "oh, electronic music! It's so Cold! so Unfeeling! Waah!" crowd, the excitement that the interchange of creativity and challenge these two are engaged in fairly leaps into your ear."
Donkey - Stone
- Mike Zimbouski, Signal to Noise
"Donkey nurture the spontaneity, the improvisation, the need to force out some fresh abomination, that marks the best of the scene."
Marcos Fernandes - Hybrid Vigor
- The Wire
"...a fabulous album - probably the most impressive showcase of the varied talents of the collective and of Fernandes compositional and creative skills."
Marcos Fernandes, Hans Fjellestad, Haco, Jakob Riis - Haco Hans Jakob Marcos
- Jeremy Keens, Ampersand, etc.
"But in a time very far from now, your children's children's children's children will play this record in whatever format the future will come up with and think to themselves: 'This is the coolest thing we've ever heard!'"
Marcos Fernandes, Bill Horist - Jerks and Creeps
- Tobias Fischer,Tokafi
"Hums and zings, mumbles and moans, radios and unrecognizable timbres, at times reaching unexpected apexes of incongruent beauty."
Marcos Fernandes, Mike Pride - a mountain is a mammal
- Massimo Ricci, Touching Extremes
"...pieces ranging from minimalism, to maximalism, to drumisms to harsh electronic noise."
Scott Fields Ensemble - this that
- Downtown Music Gallery
"Fields is a thoughtful and probing composer, again often bring to mind the late Eric Dolphy in his choice of wide intervals and corduroy rhythms."
Hans Fjellestad - Sounding the Space DVD
- CarlBaugher, Cadence Magazine
"...assorted elements and shifting camera angles evoke multiple points of view - visually, sonically and conceptually - from which to witness encounters of tradition with innovation, West with East, the city with rural tranquility and art with the practices of everyday life."
Hans Fjellestad - Snails R Sexy
- Julian Cowley, The Wire
"This shit will literally take your easy chair for a roller-coaster ride."
Hans Fjellestad - Kobe Live House
- Greg Burk, MetalJazz.com
"Fjellestad brings a spontaneity to the album's seven untitled pieces that is as risky as it is laudable. Sounds are stretched, spliced and assembled with a rationale that's born of an improvising spirit."
Hans Fjellestad - 33
- Louise Gray, The Wire
"...an innovative musician whose creativity emerges through his internal perspective as well as from the annexation of external factors."
Hans Fjellestad - Red Sauce Baby
- Frank Rubolino, All About Jazz
"Red Sauce Baby is an exercise in unbridled sonic freedom... raw, almost shamanic energy that embodies the true essence of unrestricted music."
Frontier Life - Banda Sonora
- Paul Sullivan, XLR8R
"...an innovative and intriguing collection of tunes..."
Eric Glick Rieman - ten to the googolplex
- Paul Sullivan, Dotmusic.com
"No "quiet storm" here ...the tines sprout tentacles, sounding a forest of inharmonicity."
- Chris Brown, Assoc. Prof. of Music and Co-Director, Center for Contemporary Music (CCM) Mills College
Eric Glick Rieman - In My Mind, Her Image Was Reversed
"It's fascinating, sweet, original and truly unique."
Damon Holzborn - Adams & Bancroft
- François Couture, Monsieur Delire
"...the open space provides a wide arena to discover the color and mood of Holzborn's misshapen punctuation-..."
Bill Horist - Lyric/Suite
- Christopher R Weingarten, CMJ
"Lyric/Suite may not be the most representative item in Horist's discography,
but it stands as one of the truly good albums of non-ambient multi-tracked
Nathan Hubbard - Blind Orchid
- François Couture, All Music Guide
"A drum may still be a drum, but with Nathan Hubbard, it sounds surprisingly fresh."
Santiago Latorre - Órbita
- Tobias Fischer, Tokafi
"A mix of elegant jazz and gentle electronica..."
Less Pain Forever - I Know What It's Like To Want To Dance
- Abi Bliss, plan b
"The new Less Pain Forever record is a musical journey through wacky pop that provides a great escape from the mundane and ordinary."
Robert Montoya - robert m
- Nicki Escudero, Arizona Republic
"... Evoking Autechre and other denizens of the Wartp stable, file these epic long-form
compositions (one clocka in at over 14-minutes) under uneasy listening"
Melt - Pure Melt
- Alison Story, URB
"Debut release per il trio giapponese Melt, all'insegna di una creatività libera e senza restrizioni."
The Phonographers Union - Live on Sonarchy Radio
- Marco Carcasi, Kathodik
"More free-form and easy-flowing than musique concrète, much more concrete
than experimental electronica, this music speaks to the mind and the soul..."
Joscha Oetz - Vieles Ist Eins
- François Couture, All Music Guide
"Abstract, challenging improv without all the egotistical onanism."
Oetz/Wagner/Stuart - Permanent Flow
- Wreck This MeSS, Radio 100, Amsterdam
"Plenty of intensity on exhibition here without threatening anyone's earpans with displays
of machismo. You can't dance to it, but all the same, it kind of grooves."
Marcelo Radulovich - 2 Brains
- Molly Sheridan, newmusicbox
"...a wonderful noisey, complex demented album brimming with ideas..."
Marcelo Radulovich - (case of the missing) THUMB
- Jeremy Keens, Ampersand Etcetera
"Just when music seems to have hit an originality roadblock, along comes a musician like Marcelo Radulovich."
Marcelo Radulovich - HELLO
- The Scene
"What it sounds like is a highly hallucinatory, constantly shifting sound collage of noise, found sounds, instrumental and vocal improvisations, percussion, turntables, and more."
Marcelo Radulovich/Marcos Fernandes - The Whisper Chipper
- George Parsons, Dream Magazine
"It is edge music - both to the listener and the creator - which is intense in its demands, and it repays through its complex and constantly shifting sounds which seduce you into its noise heart."
Jason Robinson - Tandem
- Jeremy Keens, Ampersand etc.
"Robinson's special gift is an emotional intensity that keeps things at the boiling point."
Santo Subito - Xavier
- Jazz Now Magazine
"Parallel lines of tone sway fractionally in and out of proximity, sparking off shuddering dissonances. The organic timbres of the instruments acquire an eerie glow and the results are stunning: a warm, luminescent chamber music."
The Trummerflora Collective - No Stars Please
- Sam Davies, The Wire
"... if you like improvisedmusic, free-jazz or noise art, and like your musical boundaries challenged,this is...for you."
Trummerflora - Rubble 1
- Bart Mendoza, San Diego Union-Tribune
"If you're looking for great experimental variety & something that isn't boring, this comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED."
Trummerflora - Rubble 2
- Rotcod Zzaj, Improvisation Nation
"The wealth of sounds on offer on Rubble 2 - and the palpable joy in their execution - makes for a highly rewarding, and welcomely unpretentious, collection. "
Various Artists - 25
- Joshua Meggitt, Grooves
"I love it when compilations turn me on to good bands I haven't heard of before. That is usually a crapshoot for most comps, but Accretions' 25-year celebration set introduces me to more than one band I'll be chasing down soon."
- Mike Woods, Foxy Digitalis