Joshua Abrams — Magnetoception (May 12th, 2015)

Joshua Abrams — Magnetoception (May 12th, 2015)

            Joshua Abrams — Magnetoception (2 LP)                                         ★Ξ   Presented in a heavyweight stoughton ‘laserdisc’ gatefold sleeve, mastered by helge sten at sten audio Virus Lab, Oslo, Norway. Vinyl cut at sterling by steve fallone & manufactured by rti in an edition of 875 copies.                                                                        Location: Chicago, IL
Album release: May 12th, 2015
Recorded: live at Attica Studios, Illinois, February 2013 by James Bond.
Record Label: Eremite Records
Code: MTE–63/64 LP
Duration:     35:56 + 35:22 => 71:18
Tracks:
MTE–63 Side ‘A’
1. By Way of Odessa     16:04
MTE–63 Side ‘B’
1. Lore    13:16
2. Of Night     2:33
3. Broom     4:03
MTE–64 Side ‘A’
1. Translucent     7:53
2. Of Day     2:10
3. Magnetoception     6:03
MTE–64 Side ‘B’
1. Spiral Up     9:53
2. The Ladder     9:23
Personnel:
★Ξ★  Abrams guimbri, bass, celeste, clarinet, small harp, bells
★Ξ★  Hamid Drake frame drum, tabla, conga, trap kit
★Ξ★  Emmett Kelly electric guitar
★Ξ★  Jeff Parker electric guitar
★Ξ★  Lisa Alvarado harmonium
★Ξ★  Ben Boye chromatic electric autoharp
Credits:
Recorded February 2013 Attica Studios, Berwyn, IL & 2013>14 Parlor One, Chicago
Producers: Michael Ehlers & Abrams
Paintings: Lisa Alvarado                                                                                                   PRESS:
★Ξ   Joshua Abrams’s Magnetoception came out on vinyl in mid–May, and I’ve been taking my time absorbing it, which feels appropriate. Mr. Abrams, the improvising bassist from Chicago, gathered a group around him to play music that moves in regular rhythmic paces and according to compositional direction, but slowly, with lots of contemplative space, and with modern and ancient instruments: stand–up bass and electric guitar and drum set, but also a frame drum and a guimbri, the three–string African bass lute associated with the Moroccan Gnawa musicians. Spread across a vinyl double album — or on iTunes, if you like — it’s patient, layered music that’s always heading somewhere, sometimes spare and sometimes complex and shimmering. — Ben Ratliff, New York Times
★Ξ   The bass player tends to be the musician you count on to be there, the one who holds it down. Joshua Abrams has no problem doing that; witness his work over the years with Matana Roberts, Town And Country, Nicole Mitchell, Bonnie Prince Billy, and the Roots, amongst many others. But he exerts a different gravity when he convenes the Natural Information Society, a variably configured ensemble that gathers around Abrams and his guimbri.
• The guimbri is a Moroccan bass lute used by Gnawa musicians such as the Maleem Mahmoud Ghania in nightlong healing ceremonies, and Abrams has had one in his instrument collection since the late 1990s. He doesn’t try to play it in a traditional fashion, but he remains mindful of its original intent and makes a point to play up the instrument’s centering qualities. While you can’t play it fast, and it only has so much range, each note that comes out of it has palpable shape and heft, which enables it to cut through whatever sounds surround it. This presence makes it uniquely suited to commanding and refocusing awareness.
Abrams first recorded his guimbri on Fred Anderson and Hamid Drake’s From The River To The Ocean, where its sonorities added to the pan–cultural beatitude that Drake brings to any setting. But it was still essentially the exotic seasoning on a free jazz session, fulfilling a role similar to Ahmed Abdul–Malik’s oud on John Coltrane’s “India.” But on the Natural Information Society’s records, the guimbri is the center of gravity. Orbiting around it are an array of vibes, strings, and woodwinds playing elements of jazz, rock, and minimalism. That center is also a broadcast station, generating a signal that jams overstimulation and adjusts the rate of listeners’ conscious processes to match its own.
The first two NIS records, Natural Information and Represencing featured mostly shorter pieces, played by a shifting line–up; they established the parameters of the project’s sound world in digestible form. The music rarely stretched out like is so often does in concert. Magnetoception is a double LP, though, so it has more space to devote to the society in full–on, trance–jam mode. While Abrams adds harp, clarinet, and celeste on some short pace–changers, most of the record is devoted to elongated performances by the same group of musicians. Drake plays frame drum, trap set, and tablas; Lisa Alvarado contributes flickering harmonium tones; and guitarists Jeff Parker and Emmett Kelley offer contrasting elaborations upon the compactions of melody and rhythm that emanates from the guimbri.  The side–long opener, “By Way Of Odessa,” uses patience and understatement to draw you in, and near subliminal drones to hold you in place. The next piece, “Lore,” is nearly as long, and it brings the drone to the front, only to vary it with subtly dubby effects. Although the music is hypnotic, trance doesn’t lead to easy bliss. The guitars add grit as well as languor, commanding sharpened attention rather than drift. The Gnawa use their music to banish demons and ease suffering; Abrams uses his to draw us into a state that is altered but quite alert. It’s not just a great set of grooves, but an antidote to the splintered attention of 21st century living. — Bill Meyer, Dusted in Exile                  ★Ξ   So psych’d when I first heard about this from Michael of Eremite. The follow–up to the stellar “Represencing” is another guimbri jamboree! And a double disk whammy at that, wow! Whereas Abrams’ previous album juxtaposed his gourd goodness in smaller songs often with one or two guests, here the pieces are stretched out and an emphasis is placed on tranquility, with an expanding band for our expanding minds. Things percolate the most on “Translucent”, with a prog rock riff chasing itself and Jeff Parker and Emmett Kelly burrowing on electric guitars. Abrams driving force on the guimbri, especially when locked in with the always amazing Hamid Drake, is fluid and strong. The tone of the guimbri’s strings has a slappy percussion built in, check out “Broom” for a example of its power. Is that tital track how pigeons hear the pull of the Earth’s poles? Or maybe it is just Ben Boye on the chromatic electric autoharp? It’s a strikingly cute little section on an often more pensive album. I’m going to file this in KFJC’s “jazz” library to be near the previous release, but like that LP, this is a genre–bending beauty, “The Ladder” is a sorta country and western number with a new age vibe conceived somewhere in northern Africa. “Spiral Up” launches with a slow and strong solo from Abrams which eventually connects to some great guitar chords off kilter and then on, sliding off and on over the course of the song. The first disk though was the winner to me, “By Way of Odessa” is a series of opening doors with subtle shadows all over it. The band moves as one and is relentless on that. On “Lore” Abrams let’s his mates shimmer a mood into space and then loops his bassline into a groove with Drake doing the hand–thrive jive on top, it concludes to be rejoined by Abrams on a clarinet prayer. Before “Broom” takes us to the ancient heart of this release. While Abrams may draw inspiration from an instrument and melodies older than our country, he’s got it right at the forefont of ongoing Chicago creativity. Feels like this project is on its way to more and more mighty music, Eremite induced. Do not miss! — Thurston Hunger, KFJC
★Ξ   Despite the inherent iconoclasm of the frontline horns & the force of their interrogation of timbre & tone, the drummers were the real engine of change in free jazz. Change the time, shuffle the rhythms & the effect can be seismic. While Sunny Murray & Rashied Ali broke down time & ruptured rhythm, players like Milford Graves & The Art Ensemble of Chicago pushed the groove to critical mass with a torrent or organic polyrhythms.
Joshua Abrams comes out of Chicago, a still significant hotbed for marrying groove–based approach to free improvised Afrofuturism; his own take builds on the the rhythm science of the past while suggesting the possibility of new marriages of time & timbre. His central instrument is the guimbri, a three–stringed North African bass lute, but he doubles on bass, celeste, clarinet, small harp & bells alongside Hamid Drake on frame drum, conga, tabla & trap kit, Jeff Parker & Emmett Kelly on electric guitar, Lisa Alvarado on harmonium, & Ben Boye on chromatic electric autoharp. The instrumental line–up posits a kind of strange strings approach akin to Sun Ra’s or even Harry Partch’s, & the music seems to exist in a fantasy fourth world zone, a fever dream of new American music with an international & historically wayward umbilical to non–western idioms & 20th century minimalism.
The Sound is deep & tonal, with the kind of booming bottom end that define the dislocated aspects of Skip Spence’s drum & bass masterpiece, 1969’s Oar. It provides an unexpected counterpoint to the group’s explorations, which the title suggests might be seen as a sort of spontaneous birthing of form from the dark gravity of certain bass frequencies. To allow yourself to be led, not compositionally but by weight of tone, by the pull of certain vibrations, means the music develops slowly, organically, a repeating phrase drawn from an insistent pulse, a rhythmic gesture that implies a tonal counterpart. Like Spence’s Oar, it has the feel of acid, of psychedelic extrapolation where the players surrender — or are at least open — to a synaesthetic engagement with forms, where time & timbre become confused. It feels startlingly new, in terms of how the music is extrapolated, how the players relate, even as it feels like an ur–music, primal, body–centered, essential. — David Keenan, The Wire
★Ξ   On Magneto–ception (Eremite), the new double album by the Natural Information Society, Joshua Abrams improves upon the hypnotizing single–chord music he’s been finessing over much of the past decade, forging a sound that’s less dependent on the traditions of north and west Africa but still retains their ritualistic power. Past recordings reflect his ensemble’s shifting, ever–changing personnel, but the new record was developed with a fixed lineup, and most of the pieces reveal a heightened sense of direction. Driven by the twangy thrum of Abrams’s guim–bri and Hamid Drake’s morphing frame drum and tabla patterns, opener “By Way of Odessa” rises and falls as the guitar playing of Jeff Parker and Emmett Kelly coalesces and separates (Ben Boye’s chromatic electric Autoharp adds a complementary glow). "Translucent" is less meditative and more demonstrative, with slaloming guitar lines bathing the tintinnabulation of bells, while the dampened guitar lines on “Magnetoception” summon a kind of Krautrock ferocity. The mesmerizing qualities are undiminished — in fact, the sharper focus works to thicken the hypnosis, as improvised passages flow in and out of imperturbable grooves. This performance comes at the end of a U.S. tour, so I expect tonight’s terrific lineup — Abrams, Kelly, Boye, harmonium player Lisa Alvarado, and drummers Frank Rosaly and Mikel Avery — to reach deep inside the material and find loads of fresh possibilities. — Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader
ABOUT
★Ξ   On magnetoception Joshua Abrams is back exploring new contexts for the guimbri, the three–stringed north african bass lute at the heart of his Eremite Recordings natural information & represencing. the artist's first large scale work on vinyl, Magnetoception began as a commission by eremite for Abrams to make a double LP based in extended performances by an Ensemble of Abrams, guitarists Emmett Kelly & Jeff Parker, & drummer Hamid Drake. the group recorded the nucleus of magnetoception live to two track, circled around Vintage Neumanns & a Woodstove in a Berwyn, Illinois attic February 2013. over the next year at his Chicago Studio, parlor one, Abrams added solo pieces for harp & clarinet, along with lisa Alvarado’s harmonium, Ben Boye’s autoharp & percussion embellishments by Drake.
★Ξ   Abrams's compositions are a fascinating nexus of ideas from non–western traditional musics, minimalism & jazz designed to catalyze his musicians toward a single group–mind organism of sound. on his 2012 album represencing Abrams presented his music in capsule–length pieces realized by duo & trio groupings drawn from a pool of a dozen musicians. Magnetoception presents one ensemble methodically unfolding his compositions over longer durations. The performances intricately layer rhythm, melody & drone into sonic textiles of extraordinary expressive breadth, by turns dense or spacious, repetitive or indeterminate, clattering or placid.
★Ξ   In addition to his masterful contributions on trap kit, tabla, conga & frame drums, Hamid Drake acts as a direct link to the visionary music of don cherry, one of Abrams's essential artistic models.
★Ξ   Magnetoception is the fullest measure yet of Joshua Abrams' sound world. it sounds like no other music being made today. presented in a heavyweight stoughton 'laserdisc' gatefold sleeve, mastered by helge sten at Sten Audio Virus Lab, Oslo, Norway. Vinyl cut at sterling by Steve Fallone & manufactured by RTI in an edition of 875 copies.
★Ξ   Since the 2012 release of represencing, Abrams has toured North America & Europe with a shifting line–up of musicians as 'natural information society' & scored the music for the Award–winning films the trials of Muhammad Ali & life itself. In may 2015 Abrams Natural Information Society will tour the U.S. & Canada, including a 17 May appearance at musique actuelle Victoriaville by a seven piece manifestation of the band: Abrams; Lisa Alvarado, harmonium; Ben Boye, autoharp & pianette; Emmett Kelly, guitars; Mikel Avery & Frank Rosaly, drums & percussion; special guest Hamid Drake, drums & percussion.
Label: http://eremite.com/album/mte-63-64
Umbrella Music: http://umbrellamusic.org/musicians/joshua-abrams
Chicago Music: http://www.chicagomusic.org/artist/joshua-abrams★Ξ★★Ξ★★Ξ★★Ξ★★Ξ★★Ξ★★Ξ★★Ξ★★Ξ★★Ξ★★Ξ★★Ξ★★Ξ★★Ξ★★Ξ★★Ξ★★Ξ★

Joshua Abrams — Magnetoception (May 12th, 2015)

 

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Erik Griswold — All’s Grist That Comes To The Mill (03/20 2020)
Varga Marián — Solo in Concert (1. feb. 2018)
Joe Bonamassa & The Sleep Eazys — Easy To Buy, Hard To Sell
Midwife — Forever (April 10, 2020)
Moondog — On The Streets Of New York (Feb. 14, 2020)
Damon Locks Black Monument Ensemble — Where Future Unfolds (2019
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Pharoah Sanders — „Live In Paris (1975): Lost ORTF Recordings“
I Like to Sleep — Daymare (April 17, 2020)
MoE/Mette Rasmussen — Tolerancia Picante (March 25, 2019)
The Tiger Lillies — Cold Night in Soho (10 Feb. 2017)
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Sarah Jarosz — World On The Ground (June 5, 2020)
Kate Amrine — This Is My Letter to the World (Jan. 24, 2020)
Fiona Apple — Fetch The Bolt Cutters (17 Apr., 2020)
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Veneer — Recovery (April 15, 2020)
Siobhan Wilson — The Departure (10 May, 2019)
BC Camplight — Shortly After Takeoff (24 April 2020)
Siobhan Wilson — There Are No Saints (14 Jul, 2017)
Brendan Benson — Dear Life (April 24, 2020)
Ali Holder — Uncomfortable Truths (April 10, 2020)
From Atomic — Deliverance (April 2020)
Whyte Horses — Hard Times (17th of Jan., 2020)
Gerald Cleaver — Signs (March 27, 2020)
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HOUPACÍ KONĚ: SOULKOSTEL 8 11 2019 (April 25, 2020)
Sarah Longfield — Dusk (April 22, 2020)
Ariel Pink — House Arrest (2002/Mar 2011/April 24, 2020)
All The Best, Isaac Hayes (A Spoken Word Album)
Prophecy Playground — Comfort Zone (Feb. 15, 2020)
Mark Lanegan — Straight Songs Of Sorrow (8th May, 2020)
Genesis Revisited: Live at The Royal Albert Hall — 2020 Remaster
Joan As Police Woman — Cover Two (May 1, 2020)
Kuře v hodinkách — Flamengo
Kuře v hodinkách — Flamengo
Devon Williams — A Tear in the Fabric (May 1, 2020)
Johanna Warren — Chaotic Good (May 1, 2020)
emozpěv — Spolu (1st May 2020)
THE LEAGUE OF ASSHOLES — UNPLUGGED (1st May 2020)
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The Fratellis — Half Drunk Under A Full Moon (8th May, 2020)
The Fratellis — Half Drunk Under A Full Moon (8th May, 2020)
Cocteau Twins — Victorialand (April, 1986, Reissue 2020)
Coloured Clocks — Flora (May 2, 2020)
I Break Horses — Warnings (08 May 2020)
Hawkwind — Acoustic Daze (25 Oct. 2019)
Indoor Voices — Animal (Feb. 14, 2020)
I Break Horses — Chiaroscuro
Einstürzende Neubauten — Alles In Allem (May 29th, 2020)
100 Gecs — 1000 gecs (May 31, 2019)
Evergreen — Overseas (15 Jun 2018)
Kurt Rosenwinkel Trio — Angels Around (May 8, 2020)
The Feather — Room (10 July, 2020)
Eyvind Kang — Ajaeng Ajaeng (May 1, 2020)
Eyvind Kang — Ajaeng Ajaeng (May 1, 2020)
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith — The Mosaic of Transformation (May 15, 20
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Mr. Alec Bowman — I Used to Be Sad & Then I Forgot (May 1, 2020)
György Ligeti — Lontano (22. Oct.,1967)
OWEN PALLETT — Heartland (March 3, 2014)
Badly Drawn Boy — Banana Skin Shoes (22nd May, 2020)
A.O. Gerber — Another Place to Need (May 22, 2020)
Kaleidoscope — Faintly Blowing (11 April 1969, Reissue, Remaster
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Sungazers — Wasting Space (May 18, 2020)
Cermaque — Lament (22nd May, 2020)
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Jetstream Pony — Jetstream Pony (May 22, 2020)
Steve Earle — Townes (May 8, 2009)
Steve Earle & The Dukes — Ghosts of West Virginia (May 22, 2020)
Sixth June ‎— Trust (17 Jan 2020)
White Tail Falls — Age of Entitlement (May 29, 2020)
Weyes Blood — “Wild Time” from Titanic Rising
Nicole Atkins — Italian Ice (29 May 2020)
Deerhoof — Future Teenage Cave Artists (May 29, 2020)
Deradoorian — Find the Sun (Sept. 18, 2020)
Bob Dylan — Rough and Rowdy Ways (June 19th, 2020)
The Magnetic Fields — QUICKIES VINYL BOX SET (June 19, 2020)
The Magnetic Fields — QUICKIES VINYL BOX SET (June 19, 2020)
This Will Destroy You — Vespertine (June 9, 2020)
Jake Blount — Spider Tales (May 29, 2020)
Jake Blount — Spider Tales (May 29, 2020)
Yoko Ono, Kim Gordon & Thurston Moore — YOKOKIMTHURSTON
Psychic Markers — Psychic Markers (29 May, 2020)
The Memories — Pickles & Pies (May 29, 2020)
Songs for the Late Night Drive Home (Feb. 5, 2016)
Spc Eco — Dark Matter (Nov. 20, 2015)
SPC ECO — June (June 1, 2020)
Yves Tumor — Heaven to a Tortured Mind (April 3, 2020)
Norah Jones — Pick Me Up Off the Floor (June 12th, 2020)
Larkin Poe — Self Made Man (June 12th, 2020)
Ezra Furman — Sex Education [Original Soundtrack] (April 24, 202
Endless Field — Alive in the Wilderness (June 12, 2020)
Wesley Gonzalez — Appalling Human (June 12, 2020)
Noveller — Arrow (June 12, 2020)
Kim Myhr & Australian Art Orchestra — Vesper (17.04. 2020)
Kim Myhr & Australian Art Orchestra — Vesper (17.04. 2020)
Andrej Šeban — Triplet (March 22, 2019) inner cover
Andrej Šeban — Triplet (March 22, 2019) cover
The Crossing & Donald Nally — James Primosch: Carthage (05/2020)
Jerskin Fendrix — Winterreise (April 17, 2020)
Zoongideewin — Bleached Wavves (June 19, 2020)
ULRICH SCHNAUSS — A Long Way To Fall — Rebound (3rd April, 2020)
Sports Team — Deep Down Happy (5th June, 2020)
Wrekmeister Harmonies — We Love to Look at the Car (2020)
Midlake — Antiphon (Nov. 4, 2013)
ANASTASIA MINSTER — Father ©Michael Haley
Jessie Ware — Glasshouse (Deluxe; 20 Oct 2017)
Teen Daze — Morning World
Jessie Ware — What’s Your Pleasure (June 26, 2020)
Art Feynman — Half Price At 3:30 (June 26th, 2020)
Bo Ningen — Sudden Fictions (26th June, 2020)
Khruangbin — Mordechai (June 26, 2020)
Pottery — Welcome to Bobby’s Motel (June 26th, 2020)
Orlando Weeks — A Quickening (June 12, 2020)
John Craigie — Asterisk the Universe (June 12, 2020)
Kavus Torabi — Hip to the Jag (May 22, 2020)
Nadine Shah — Kitchen Sink (June 5, 2020)
Paul Weller — On Sunset [Deluxe Edition] (3rd July, 2020)
Corb Lund — Agricultural Tragic (June 26, 2020)
Christine Ott — Chimères (pour ondes Martenot) (May 22, 2020)
The Beths — Jump Rope Gazers (July 10th, 2020)
Ashley Paul — Window Flower (May 13, 2020)
Grey Daze — Amends [Deluxe Edition] (July 3, 2020)
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Ajimal — As It Grows Dark / Light (June 26, 2020)
Ajimal — As It Grows Dark Light (June 26, 2020)
Eleanor Friedberger — Rebound (May 4th, 2018)
ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER — NEW VIEW (January 22, 2016)
Immigrant Union — Judas (June 19, 2020)
Julianna Barwick — Healing Is a Miracle [Japan Edition] (2020)
Neil Young & Crazy Horse — Colorado (Oct. 25, 2019)
Neil Young — Homegrown (19th June, 2020)
The Jayhawks — XOXO (July 10, 2020)
Joy Division — Closer (40th Anniversary) [2020 Digital Master] (
Daniel Bachman — The Morning Star (July 27, 2018)
Daniel Bachman — Green Alum Springs (June 6, 2020)
Becca Mancari — The Greatest Part (June 26, 2020)
Ytamo — Vacant (June 12, 2020)
Bright Eyes — Down In The Weeds, Where The World Once Was (Aug.
Thin Lear — Wooden Cave (24th July, 2020)
Devendra Banhart — Vast Ovoid (July 24, 2020)
Cub Sport — LIKE NIRVANA (24 July, 2020)
Sara Serpa — Recognition (June 5th, 2020)
Sara Serpa, Ingrid Laubrock, Erik Friedlander — Close Up (2018)
Klara Lewis — Ingrid (1st May 2020)
Buju Banton — Upside Down (June 26, 2020)
Son Lux — Learning Structures vol. 1~4 (Oct. 11th, 2019)
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The Boomtown Rats — Citizens of Boomtown (13 March, 2020)
Ralph of London — The Potato Kingdom (19th June, 2020)
Mike Polizze — Long Lost Solace Find (July 31, 2020)
Land of Talk — Indistinct Conversations (July 31, 2020)