Debut album from YoshimiO / Susie Ibarra / Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe out now

Last Friday saw the release of Flower Of Sulphur, the debut album from three extraordinary musicians, multi-instrumentalist YoshimiO (Boredoms, OOIOO, SAICOBAB), avant-garde percussionist and composer Susie Ibarra, and multidisciplinary artist Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe (Lichens). Their heavenly collaboration took place in December 2016, when the trio performed together in New York and Flower Of Sulphur is a live recording of that improvised performance. Ibarra had this to say about it:

 

“We had all performed in different configurations before but never together as a trio. I think actually I have met each YoshimiO and Robert at different times when collaborating on larger works with Tarek Atoui. But we had not performed together as trio. I was very happy with the prospect to play a trio concert, as I could imagine the sonic palette could be very interesting, being that we each come from different aesthetic backgrounds but enjoy crossing into various sonic territories.”

The trio have hinted at more live performances this year so fingers crossed for European dates to be added. Now listen to the album’s incredible opening track ‘Aaa’.

Flower Of Sulphur is out now on Thrill Jockey.

Le Guess Who?’s Who 2017: Greg Fox

There’s less than a month to go before Le Guess Who? takes over Utrecht. With over 150 artists set to perform, how do we make sense of such a monumental line-up? We made a list of the artists we’re most excited to see and asked them for their recommendations.

Greg Fox

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Performing Friday 10th November at TivoliVredenburg, curated by Basilica Soundscape

Photo: Ebru Yildiz

The incredibly talented, versatile and daring drummer Greg Fox is a percussive force who has played and collaborated with an array of stellar artists, including Guardian Alien, Liturgy, Colin Stetson, Dan Deacon, Man Forever, Zs and Ben Frost, who is also performing at Le Guess Who?. Just last month, Fox released his second album, The Gradual Progression, with one of its main influences being the very jazz legend who is also gracing the stages of Le Guess Who? this year, Pharoah Sanders. Read on for a list of three acts Fox will definitely be catching at the festival.

 

Pharoah Sanders

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Performing Saturday 11th November at TivoliVredenburg, curated by Shabazz Palaces

 

Matana Roberts

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Performing Sunday 12th November at TivoliVredenburg, curated by Jerusalem In My Heart

Photo: Evan Hunter McKnight

 

Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe

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Performing Saturday 11th November at TivoliVredenburg, curated by James Holden

Photo: Liz DeLeo

 

Le Guess Who? will take place 9-12 November. For the full line-up, tickets and more info visit leguesswho.com. And stay tuned for more artists we’re excited about picking their own Le Guess Who?’s Who.