An occasional tally of memorable things Steve Smith has stuck in his ears lately.


Jonathan Finlayson & Sicilian DefenseMoving Still (Pi Recordings; 2016)

Chöying Drolma & Steve TibbettsChö (Rykodisc; 1997)

MayhemDe Mysteriis dom Sathanas (Century Black; 1994)

LaraajiAmbient 3: Day of Radiance (Virgin; 1980)

Van der Graaf GeneratorDo Not Disturb (Esoteric Antenna; 2016)


Olivia Block – “Dissolution B” (from Dissolution) (Glistening Examples; due Nov. 11, 2016)

New Music Co-opInvisible Landscapes (Willow St.; 2016)
> Michael PisaroAscending Series (7) (evaporation); Radu MalfattiRed River 7

Charlie Haden Liberation Music OrchestraTime/Life (Impulse!; 2016)

David S. Ware & Matthew Shipp DuoLive in Sant’Anna Arresi, 2004 (AUM Fidelity; 2016)

Body/HeadNo Waves (Matador; due Nov. 11, 2016)


Morgan Evans-WeilerEndless Overtones in Relational Space (Suppedaneum; 2016)


InquisitionBloodshed Across the Empyrean Altar Beyond the Celestial Zenith (Season of Mist; 2016)


Ken ThomsonRestless (UFFDA/Cantaloupe Music; 2016)
> Restless – Ashley Bathgate, Karl Larson; Me Vs. – Karl Larson

King CrimsonOn (and Off) the Road 1981-1984 (DGM/Panegyric; 1981-84/2016)


Bent KneeLive at The Space (self-released; 2016)

Toshiya TsunodaSomashikiba (edition.t; 2016)

Wakana Ikeda/Yoko Ikeda/Aya Naito/Masahiko Okura/Taku SugimotoSuidobashi Chamber Ensemble (Meenna; 2016)
> Jürg FreyExact Dimension without Insistence; Michael PisaroFlux [Harmony Series No. 8A]; Pas [Harmony Series No. 8C]; Antoine BeugerVegetable Rustling; Michael PisaroFesthalten/Loslassen

Grateful DeadDave’s Picks Vol. 20: CU Events Center, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 12/9/81 (Grateful Dead/Rhino; 1981/2016)


Happy PlaceNorthfield (Exit Stencil; 2016)


Mary Halvorson OctetAway With You (Firehouse 12; 2016)

Musica Elettronica VivaMEV 40 (1967-2007) (New World; 1967-2007/2008)

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