Jazzwise review – 20th Anniversary Edition April 2017
APRIL 2017: ‘Synaptic Self by dMu is a “determined, furiously dark, animalistic blast of metal-jazz improv…” according to Selwyn Harris’ review in the 20th Anniversary edition of Jazzwise magazine. Both this and ‘Live at The Firehouse Space’ by Domene/Krauss are reviewed in the UK’s best and biggest selling jazz magazine!
‘Extremophile’ makes Avant Music News ‘picks of the week’ 23 March 2017
MARCH 2017: Avant Music News names Dominic Lash Quartet’s outstanding album as a ‘pick of the week’ alongside other great releases, check out the list here.
First Album Release of 2017!
Dominic Lash Quartet – ‘Extremophile’ (IRCD06)
MARCH 2017: ‘Extremophile’ begins where the group’s acclaimed first album, ‘Opabinia’ (Babel) left off. Blurring the schism between compositional form and free-improvisation, the quartet navigate Lash’s compositional frameworks with a gritty bravado that makes them one of the most exciting bands on the European new music scene today.
Dominic Lash Quartet are:
Javier Carmona · drums and percussion
Dominic Lash · contrabass
Ricardo Tejero · alto saxophone and clarinet
Alex Ward · electric guitar and clarinet
dMu makes Avant Music News ‘Best of 2016’ list
JANUARY 2017: Following a glowing review, Avant Music News has named dMu’s ‘Synaptic Self’ on its ‘Best of 2016’ list of albums alongside a host of other incredible releases, check out the list here.
Live at The Firehouse Space by Domene/Krauss reviewed by The Free Jazz Blog
DECEMBER 2016: Paul Acquaro from The Free Jazz Blog, has this to say about this live recording:
“The atmosphere the duo develops is enveloping, the slow ooze at the start is created by Krauss’ intensely rhythmic phrases and Domene’s deliberate chordal movement. The fog burns off quickly though as the two engage in an intensely percussive passage that raises the tempo and quickens the pulse. Throughout the performance, they move seamlessly from sound-sculpting to earth-scorching.”
dMu’s ‘Synaptic Self’ reviewed by Avant Music News
DECEMBER 2016: Avant Music News has this to say about Synaptic Self:
“This slab of aggression features the trio of Mike Caratti on drums, Josh Sinton on sax and bass clarinet, and Álvaro Domene on electric guitar. Channeling both free jazz and a punk/metal vibe, Domene’s heavily distorted riffing and speed picking are juxtaposed with drones and urgently angular melodies from Sinton. Underneath, Caratti provides staggered rhythms.
All three of these explorers have a penchant for twisting notes, irregular phrasing, and left-of-center explosiveness. Sinton’s bass clarinet, in particular, adds a rich texture to Domene’s doomy grinding. But not all of Synaptic Self is improv. Several tracks are based around pre-established themes, though some of these lead to an open blowout or two.
Comparisons? Slobber Pup’s Pole Axe, for one, but without the quiet parts. A commendable release that explores untrodden paths.”
dMu’s ‘Synaptic Self’ recommended by New York City Jazz Record
DECEMBER 2016: dMu’s ‘Synaptic Self’ features on Andrey Henkin’s ‘Recommended New Release’ list in the December issue of the New York City Jazz Record.
dMu featured on Tomajazz Podcast
Briggan Krauss and Álvaro Domene on Tomajazz Podcast
Life is Noise Review of Low My Guy
SEPTEMBER 2016: Scott Bishop from Life is Noise gives his anger management review of Low My Guy’s ‘Failure to Thrive’, describing the album as “seven completely improvised tracks of noisey, metallic chaos.” We think he likes it?!
Read the review here.
4ZZZ FM Reviews dMu
SEPTEMBER 2016: Clare Neal from 4ZZZ FM Radio has this to say about dMu’s release:
“Drawing their name from an evil Tibetan earth demon, dMu’s album Synaptic Self is certainly nothing if not otherworldly. Composed by Australian Mike Caratti, who performs on drums along with Spaniard Álvaro Domene on guitar and American Josh Sinton on bass clarinet and baritone sax, each track is as eclectic as the band members themselves, bridging the gaps between avant-garde jazz, heavy metal, grunge and tribal sounds. Throbbing electric guitars, erratic brass and unpredictable drums really do make for the imagery of an ancient demon wreaking havoc. An album like nothing you have heard before.”
Álvaro Domene/Briggan Krauss – Live at The Firehouse Space (IRCD05)
SEPTEMBER 2016: ‘Live at The Firehouse Space‘ by Álvaro Domene and Briggan Krauss.
Iluso Records presents an outstanding live concert recording by Álvaro Domene (guitar) and Briggan Krauss (alto saxophone) performed at the Firehouse Space in Brooklyn NY in June 2016. The unique voices of Domene and Krauss combine here in a stunning performance of uninhibited improvisation during which the duo’s innate connection sees them push each other along a seemingly perpetual trajectory of artistic exploration.
Album Release: dMu ‘Synaptic Self’ (IRCD04)
AUGUST 2016: It’s finally landed – ‘Synaptic Self‘ by dMu.
A guttural eruption of sounds from the worlds of avant-garde jazz and death metal, the album moves with menacing purpose, taking you on a gripping journey to an unknown world where the elements of contemporary creative music are distorted beyond recognition.
dMu are: Josh Sinton (baritone saxophone and bass clarinet), Álvaro Domene (guitar) and Mike Caratti (drums and compositions).
RTRFM Radiothon Interview: Low My Guy
AUGUST 2016: Tune into RTRFM‘s ‘Out to Lunch’ program on 12 August 2016 at 2pm WST to hear Sandy interview Low My Guy as part of the station’s Radiothon week. Hear the band discuss their music and long-standing obsession with the world’s best radio station! Check the interview here and stream Out to Lunch anytime here.
Domene/Krauss Live at The Firehouse Space
AUGUST 2016: The duo of Álvaro Domene (guitar) and Briggan Krauss (alto sax) performed last June at The Firehouse Space in Brooklyn, New York. This stunning performance was recorded live by Jeremiah Cymerman and will be available for release on Iluso very soon. Stay tuned for details!
Live Performance Recording: Álvaro Domene and Briggan Krauss – June 24 2016 @ The Firehouse Space, Brooklyn NY
JUNE 2016: Álvaro Domene (Guitar) and Briggan Krauss (Alto Saxophone) are performing a duo concert at the Firehouse Space in Brooklyn, NY on Friday 24 June 2016. The concert will be recorded and mixed by Jeremiah Cymerman and released later this year on Iluso!
New Album Forthcoming: dMu
MAY 2016: dMu (Josh Sinton: Baritone Saxophone/ Álvaro Domene: Guitar/ Mike Caratti: Drums) are recording an album this month at Eastside Sound Studio in NYC with the legendary engineer Marc Urselli. All music has been written by Mike Caratti and the band is ready to shred. The album will be released soon on Iluso!
Album Release: Low My Guy ‘Failure to Thrive’ (IRCD03)
APRIL 2016: Iluso Records are stoked to present the third CD to our catalogue ‘Failure to Thrive‘ – a deranged experiment in free improvised noise metal by Australian band Low My Guy. Play this one loud – it is truly mental!
Zona de Jazz reviews ZÖBIK-3’s debut album
Cuneiform Records/Wayside Music distributing ZÖBIK-3’s debut album
MARCH 2014: We’re very happy to announce that Cuneiform Records/Wayside Music will distribute ZÖBIK-3‘s debut album.
ZÖBIK-3 ‘Download of the week’ in All About Jazz
MARCH 2014: The most popular jazz website on the internet, All About Jazz, has featured a song from ZÖBIK-3‘s debut album as download of the week. The track has been downloaded close to 3,000 times so far!
Here’s the editor’s comments on the track “Öpik”:
“Light touch free jazz intro, cycles a bit and then goes into full mosh head zone. If you’re having an Advil day…computer says no.”
ZÖBIK-3 ‘Pick of the Week’ in Avant Music News
FEBRUARY 2014: ZÖBIK-3‘s debut album, “Öpik-3”, has been chosen as record of the week by the very popular avant-garde news website, along with work by Ben Goldberg, Wade Matthews, Javier Carmona and Dominic Lash.
Here’s the LINK
Iluso at Downtown Music Gallery, NY
JANUARY 2014: Gran Masa and ZÖBIK-3 are now available for purchase at our favourite record store in the whole wide world, Downtown Music Gallery in New York City. Enjoy!
Album Release: ZÖBIK-3 (IRCD02)
DECEMBER 2013: Iluso Records are excited to announce the second addition to our catalogue with the release of the debut album by ZÖBIK-3, a genre defying sax-guitar-drums trio from Madrid featuring Álvaro Pérez (alto sax and compositions), Álvaro Domene (guitar and compositions) and Daniel García Bruno (drums). This incredible record was mixed by the legendary David Binney. CD’s and digital downloads are available here and on iTunes and CD Baby.
Zona de Jazz reviews GRAN MASA
AUGUST 2013: Read the latest review by Juan Antonio Serrano Cervantes on the Spanish Jazz website, Zonadejazz.com. Cervantes describes an album that “is able to move indistinctly between melody and total improvisation, like a work of theatre with a continually changing set”. (Read the full review here)
Album Release: GRAN MASA (IRCD01)
MAY 2013: Iluso Records are proud to announce the release of our debut album, Gran Masa. Albums are available for purchase by clicking here.
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