17 maggio 2014


Proseguono i festeggiamenti per il trentennale in casa Cuneiform, con sito web completamente rinnovato e ben otto nuovi titoli in uscita entro fine mese: Mats/Morgan, [schack tati]; due album di Led Bib, The People In Your Neighbourhood e The Good Egg; Joel Harrison, Mother Stump; Richard Pinhas & Yoshida Tatsuya, Welcome In The Void; Richard Pinhas & Oren Ambarchi, Tikkun; The Microscopic Septet, Manhattan Moonrise; Ideal Bread, Beating The Teens: Songs Of Steve Lacy. Ascolti in anteprima presso SoundCloud.

Based in the Washington D.C. area since its founding in 1984, Cuneiform Records is widely recognized as an international force in the world of avant-garde and truly progressive, cutting-edge music. This independent record label has charted an adventurous course, avoiding music’s oft-travelled mainstream and resisting confinement within any single musical genre. Instead, Cuneiform has focused on the nascent edges of a variety of genres. It is especially renown for championing music that transcends traditional, rigidly-defined 20th Century musical styles, championing pioneering composers and genre-defying music that organically fused elements from various styles to form vibrant new hybrids. Repeatedly, Cuneiform has released music that’s either influenced or served as precursors to modern music’s most intriguing new forms. For instance, much of the radical, genre-defiant music that Cuneiform released in the 1980s and 1990s to the confoundment of rock, jazz and classical music critics alike – music such as Curlew’s foot-tapping, genre-morphing jazz/pop/blues/rock, and Present and Univers Zero’s startling Chamber Rock – would in later years be recognized as precursors (forming the metamorphic bedrock) for post-jazz and post-classical genre-defying hybrids that now define 21st century music.

Currently issuing 15 albums/year, Cuneiform – in 2014, its 30th year – features about 300 titles in its catalogue. These releases cover a broad stylistic range, from experimental rock to avant-progressive, avant-jazz and jazz improvisation, electronic/ambient/noise, and much much more. From classical minimalism to chamber rock, Rock in Opposition to Weird Americana, jazz/pop to jazztronica, Cuneiform has explored a wide world of cutting edge music and especially, music beyond genre and genres-yet-to-be-defined. The common denominator of all releases on this uncommon, artist-friendly label is the singularity and consistent high-quality of its artists. Cuneiform's innovative composers and improvisors create music true to their unique visions and their unfettered visions often defy, reshape, and transcend prior genre boundaries, transforming the musical landscape of jazz, or rock, or New Music/contemporary classical for generations to come.

http://www.cuneiformrecords.com
http://cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/cuneiformrecords
https://soundcloud.com/cuneiformrecords/sets/cuneiform-releases-for-may