The first installment of our holiday gift guide features some of the year’s best music books, from insightful pop star memoirs to deep explorations of songcraft to a vibrant history of jazz clubs.
Tartini Delights With Chouchane Siranossian
Review by: Jens F. Laurson
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Giuseppe Tartini has two things working against him: He’s not Vivaldi; and when acknowledged at all, he is often reduced to his Devil’s Trill Sonata (incidentally referenced in the slow movement of the D. 56 concerto, featured on this disc). The Naxos Music Library–to use a
Utrecht-based festival Le Guess Who? have announced the first names for their next edition, taking place on November 11-14, 2021.
The festival’s guest curators are Oh Sees’ overlord John Dwyer; Phil Elverum of Mount Eerie and The Microphones; Colombia-born, Berlin-based experimental producer and sound artist Lucrecia Dalt; Japanese composer and percussionist Midori Takada; and clarinetist and saxophonist Matana Roberts. They will all perform live, with their curated programmes announced at a later date.
Among the other early confirmations for Le Guess Who? 2021 are Low, The Necks, Sessa, Alabaster dePlume, Bohren & Der Club of Gore, Mazaher, Spaza, Damon Locks' Black Monument Ensemble and Black Country, New Road, with many more to be announced.
Four-day festival passes are now available for €133 (incl. service costs) from the official Le Guess Who? site. Day tickets will become available at a later date.
This Friday (November 13), Le Guess Who? launch a TV channel to replace their cancelled 2020 edition. LGW ON will feature films and documentaries selected by 2021 festival curators Phil Elverum, Matana Roberts, John Dwyer and Lucrecia Dalt, as well as former curators The Bug, Moon Duo and Suuns. Also airing on the TV channel: previously unseen live recordings of festival performances by Mary Margaret O'Hara, Sun Ra Arkestra, Sons Of Kemet XL and Circuit Des Yeux, plus interviews and other highlights.
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Teenage Fanclub have revealed that their tenth album, Endless Arcade, will be released on March 5 via their own PeMa label.
Watch a video for lead single “Home” below, shot by Donald Milne at the Leith Theatre.
“I think of an endless arcade as a city that you can wander through, with a sense of mystery, an imaginary one that goes on forever…” says the band’s Raymond McGinley. “When it came to choosing an album title, it seemed to have something for this collection of songs.”
Songwriting on the album is split between McGinley and Norman Blake, with the band completed by Francis Macdonald on drums, Dave McGowan on bass and Euros Childs on keyboards. “The process is much the same as it always has been,” says McGinley. “In 1989 we went into a studio in Glasgow to make our first LP. Francis starts setting up his drums, the rest of us find our spots around him and off we go. Thirty years later Francis is setting up his drums in Clouds Hill Recordings in Hamburg. A few hours later we’re recording the first song. We don’t conceptualise, we don’t talk about it, we just do it. Each of us are thinking our own thoughts, but we don’t do much externalising. We just feel our way into it.”
“We were very comfortable with each other in the studio,” adds Blake. “I think some of the playing is a bit freer and looser than on recent albums. Dave and Euros’ playing is amazing, and Francis on drums is really swinging. The whole process of making this album was very invigorating. Everyone in the band contributed a lot and the song arrangements came together really quickly. Everything felt fresh.”
Endless Arcade will be released on translucent green, yellow or clear vinyl, CD and limited cassette, with sleeve art by Huw Evans AKA H Hawkline. Pre-order here.
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