A weekly tally of memorable things Steve Smith has stuck in his ears lately.

Günter Schlienz – Sterne Über Der Stadt (ΠΑΝΘΕΟΝ; 2017)

Pere UbuDrive, He Said 1994-2002 (Fire; 1994-2002/due May 26, 2017)

Latitude 49Curious Minds (Latitude 49; 2017)
> Gabriella SmithHuascarán; Garrett SchumannA Five-Note Chord, seen from the porch of a curious mind; Tomás I. Gueglio Saccone – Sextet II: Apostillas a Mil Panaderos; Jared MillerThe Duality of Nostalgia; John Dorhauer – Puzzle Lunch Tulips Cheezborger (and other non sequiturs); Virgil MoorefieldA Wish for the Displaced

Black SabbathHeaven and Hell (Warner Bros.; 1980)

Ryan OldhamInner Monologues (Venn Diagram of Six Pitches) – R. Andrew Lee (Irritable Hedgehog; 2017)

Nicole MitchellMandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds (FPE Records; due May 5, 2017)

Lejsovka & Freund – Music for Small Ensemble & Computer (MIE Music; due April 28, 2017)

Julia HolterIn the Same Room (Domino; 2017)

Art Ensemble of ChicagoGo Home (Galloway; 1970)

Art Ensemble of ChicagoChi-Congo (Decca/Fuel 2000; 1970/2005)

Chris StricklandSituations Enveloped (Caduc; 2016)

Matthew Revert – An Insect on the Other Side of the World Climbing Up a Table Leg (Caduc; 2016)

Jean-Luc Guionnet Cathédrale Notre-Dame, Évreux, France, April 10, 2013 from Bending Contumax: Organ Works (2008-2014) (No Schools; 2015)

Jarrod Fowler, Taku Unami, et al.Species pluralis (No Schools; 2016)

Aaron DillowayModern Jester (Hanson; 2012)

Dag Rosenqvist & Matthew CollingsHello Darkness (Denovali; 2017)

Jason MoranThanksgiving at the Vanguard (Yes Records; 2017)

Joe PanznerPolished Rocks (07.12) (Gameboy/self-released; 2006/2012)

Pierluigi BilloneITI KE MI – Marco Fusi (YouTube; 2015)

Anthony Braxton, Derek Bailey & George LewisTrio (Pisa) 1982 (Braxton Bootleg)

Anthony Braxton & Günter “Baby” SommerDuo (Zurich) 1984 (Braxton Bootleg)

RapoonSeeds in the Tide, Vol. 04 (Zoharum; 2015)

Tom CarterThe Dance from Which All Dances Come (Wholly Other; 2009)

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Album review: Jürg Frey, ephemeral constructions

The less I say this time, the better – partly because I have so very, very little information available from which to cobble up some authoritative statement on the whys and wherefores of the three recent compositions from 2015 and 2016 by Jürg Frey included on this new CD, and partly because the music doesn't really lend itself to analysis so much as inhabitation.