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Pushing the Envelope (Avant-garde)

Pushing the Envelope enters it's 24th year, bringing you the finest in the outer realms of contemporary music. From the worlds of classical, rock, jazz, ambient, electroacoustic, etc., etc., etc. With a healthy dollop of new and classic progressive rock.

Sat Jul 19th 2014 10.00am–12.00pm

R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links help support the station.

Time zone: eastern



Liquid Trio Experiment “Chris & Kevin's Bogus Journey”
from Spontaneous Combustion (Magna Carta www.magnacarta.net/DRUM_NATION/ 2007) —Featuring: Tony Levin - Bass Mike Portnoy - Drums Jordan Rudess - Keyboards



The Claudia Quintet “September 9th Wayne Phases”
from September (Cuneiform Records www.cuneiformrecords.com/ 2013) —Led by composer, drummer and three-time Grammy nominee John Hollenbeck, The Claudia Quintet have quietly but firmly and definitively recast jazz into shimmering new shapes inflected by classical minimalism, new music, progressive rock and post-rock. They



Citriniti “INFERNO”
from Between the Music & Latitude (Tone Center shrapnelrecords.com/artist/citriniti 2006) —Citriniti is named after brothers, Danilo and Domenico Citriniti born in Catanzaro Italy. Drummer Danilo and bassist Domenico gradually shifted their focus from progressive metal to complex Progressive jazz fusion instrumentals, rich in advanced technique



Zevious “Was Solis”
from Passing Through the Wall (Cuneiform Records www.cuneiformrecords.com/ 2013) —Their songs wind through peaks and valleys of odd-metered and hard-hitting bass and drum grooves with contrapuntal guitar interjections that morph into unison riffing, with hard-hitting, complex drum workouts and stop-on-a-dime style guitar breaks.



The Wrong Object “Glass Cubes”
from After the Exhibition (Moonjune Records www.moonjune.com/ 2013) —Perhaps the influence of the late Frank Zappa has never been more apparent. The songs continually weave, duck, dart, and 'stop on a dime,' while exhibiting the "controlled reckless abandon".



Octet Ensemble “Piano Concerto”
from William Susman: Scatter My Ashes (Belarca www.belarca.com 2014) —OCTET takes the instrumentation of the American big band and scales it down to a brass section of saxophone, trumpet, and trombone and a rhythm section of piano, electric piano, double bass and drums plus vocals.



Frederic Rzewski/Ursula Oppens Piano Duo “7inC”
from Creative Music Studio Archive Selections Vol. 1 (Innova www.innova.mu 2014) N  —a piano duet that merges improvisation with classical structures.



Tri-Cornered Tent Show “Heart of Midnight (feat. Valentina O)”
from Welcome to Psychoville Population 4 (feat. Valentina O) (Edgetone Records www.edgetonerecords.com/ 2013) —An Avant-Psych Blues Freak-Out presented in the form of Daliesque Cabaret involving Appalachian Style Murder Ballads filtered thru and reflecting on the many levels and degrees of Musical Improvisation in the 20th Century.



Annette Peacock “LOVE ME TENDER”
from I'm The One (Ironic Records www.annettepeacock.com/ 1972) —An historic reissue, that because it wasn't part of the synthesizer, electro-acoustic, country-rock, prog-rock, jazz-rock fusion, world music, jam bands movements, but predated them, remains timeless, and uniquely perverse.



Secluded Bronte “Slow Worm”
from Secluded in Jersey City - EP (Pogus www.pogus.com/ 2013) —Everyday objects and sounds are worked on until they become saturated with lurid suggestion, resulting in a bizarre, hysterical immediacy … in the traditions of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band.



Kathi McDonald “Insane Asylum” (Capitol 1974) —Willie Dixon's composition, "Insane Asylum," with Pete Sears and Nils Lofgren, is a blues workout deluxe.



Morgan Ågren, Henry Kaiser & Trey Gunn “An Unusually Nice Hotel”
from Invisible Rays (7d Media www.7dmedia.com/ 2011) —Having never made music together before, guitarists Trey Gunn and Henry Kaiser and drummer Morgan Ågren established enough common ground to produce a work of epic proportions. Phantasmagoric soundscapes shaped and painted by searing electric guitars and r



King Crimson “Venturing Unto Joy Pt I” Single (2014) N  —Taken from the rehearsals in Elstree Studios, this snippet has four of the seven-piece Crimso clearly enjoying themselves. There’s a wealth of back and forth interplay detail between Mastelotto, Reiflin and Harrison and of course Levin and Fripp.



King Crimson “Three of a Perfect Pair” (Warner Bros./E.G. www.dgmlive.com/kc/ 1984) —Three of a Perfect Pair is the tenth studio album by the band King Crimson, released in 1984. The album is a balance between the experimental Discipline, and the more commercially accessible Beat.

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