Playlist.

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

Jürg Freyephemeral constructions – University of South Carolina Experimental Music Workshop/Greg Stuart (Edition Wandelweiser)
> ephemeral constructions; circular music #7 – Jürg Frey, Erik Carlson, Greg Stuart; circular music #6


PancracePancrace (Edition Cairos/Penultimate Press; 2017)


Stick Men with Mel CollinsRoppongi – Live in Tokyo 2017, Show 1 (MoonJune; 2017)


Stick Men with Mel CollinsRoppongi – Live in Tokyo 2017, Show 2 (MoonJune; 2017)


Tom James ScottNocturnes (Skire; 2017)

James WeeksMala Punica – Exaudi, Hotus Ensemble (Winter & Winter; 2017)

Michael Pisarosometimes – colectivo maDam (Edition Wandelweiser)


Gabi LosoncySecurity Besides Love (Recital; 2017)


Anne GuthrieCodiaeum variegatum (Students of Decay; 2014)

Various artists – The Microcosm: Visionary Music of Continental Europe, 1970-1986 (Light in the Attic; 2016)

Grateful DeadCape Cod Coliseum, South Yarmouth, MA, Oct. 27, 1979, from 30 Trips Around the Sun (Grateful Dead/Rhino; 2015)

Jonah Parzen-JohnsonI Try to Remember Where I Come From (Clean Feed; due July 7, 2017)


Billy GombergFlux Factory, Long Island City, NY, April 25, 2017 (SoundCloud; 2017)


The Comet Is ComingDeath to the Planet (Leaf; 2017)

Steven WilsonGrace for Drowning (Kscope; 2011)

Burning GhostsReclamation (Tzadik; due June 30, 2017)

Art Ensemble of ChicagoLive (Delmark; 1972/1991)

Iron MaidenThe Number of the Beast (EMI/Sanctuary; 1982/1998)

Louis BellsonThunderbird (Impulse!; 1966)

ELISION EnsembleThe wreck of former boundaries (HCR; 2017)
> Liza LimHow Forests Think; Aaron CassidyThe wreck of former boundaries

Allman Brothers BandThe 1971 Fillmore East Recordings (Mercury; 1971/2014)

Fred HerschFred Hersch at Jordan Hall: Let Yourself Go (Nonesuch; 1999)

Keith Rowe/Michael Pisaro13 Thirteen (Erstwhile; 2017)

Graham Lambkin/Taku UnamiThe Whistler (Erstwhile; 2017)


Jason MoranBANGS (Yes Records; 2017)


CelerFragile That Eventually Breaks (self-released; 2017)


Stefan FraunbergerQuellgeister #2 “Wurmloch” (Interstellar; 2016)

Christoph Schillerspinet, 2016 (Edition Wandelweiser; 2016)
> spinetstück; baumschule; aus der schachtel


Larry PolanskyPiano Study #5 – Andrew C. Smith (Indexical; 2017)

Kate Carrthe story surrounds us (Helen Scarsdale; 2017)

Roger WatersIs This the Life We Really Want? (Columbia; 2017)


SummonerBeyond the Realm of Light (Magnetic Eye; 2017)


Providence Research EnsembleMusic of J.P.A. Falzone (Infrequent Seams; due June 16, 2017)

Bobby PreviteEmpty Suits (Gramavision; 1991)


Scuba DeathThe Worm at the Core (Further; 2017)

Tangerine DreamQuantum Key (Eastgate; 2015)


Various artists & sources/Alan BishopNight Recordings from Bali (Sublime Frequencies; 2003)


Various artists & sources/Mark GergisI Remember Syria (Sublime Frequencies; 2004)


Sun City GirlsTorch of the Mystics (Abduction; 1990/2015)

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Album review: David Lang, thorn

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For all that his large-scale works have commanded the spotlight over the last decade or so, David Lang initially burst into the public eye and ear with pithy, concise, and clever chamber works… On 'thorn,' an appealing new CD by flutist Molly Barth, Lang's puckish instrumental miniatures assume center stage.