Three Compositions of No Jazz

by Microkingdom

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Catalog # : FR005
    Artist : Microkingdom
    Title : Three Compositions Of No Jazz
    Label : Friends Records
    Year : 2010

    Limited to 500 copies
    250 White Vinyl
    250 Black Vinyl
    Includes CD
    Stoughton Tip On Jacket
    Includes insert

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  • Cassette + Digital Album

    Catalog # : FRCS027
    Artist : Microkingdom
    Title : Three Compositions Of New Jazz
    Label : Friends Records
    Year :2010

    Limited to 100 copies
    Includes download card

    Includes unlimited streaming of Three Compositions of No Jazz via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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FR005
2010 Friends Records
140 g Colored Vinyl
500 Copies

www.friendsrecordsbaltimore.com

Microkingdom (Baltimore, MD) is a psychosonic curatorial adventure led by Dr. Will Redman (percussion) and Marc Miller (OXES) (guitar), and usually John Dierker (reeds). The music exists in both the acoustic and electro-acoustic realms. They specialize in zone variance of extra-cognitive spiritual magnetism, or No Jazz. It is transbehavioral, multivalent, history-dependent composition. Three Compositions of No Jazz was mastered by Bob Weston.

Press

“…a kind of shambling, nightclub jazz sway… a hyperactively burrowing noise excavation which displays a squally belligerence before slowing to a crawl…” – The Wire

“Aside from cheekily winking at Anthony Braxton’s 1968 debut, behind No Jazz is eight tracks of what must be improv, and improv that feels closer to jazz in the familiar sense than the No Wave-y bombast of the Microkingdom duo’s Wrenches debut two years ago. Credit at least some of that last part to judicious use of vibraphone, keeping the whole package grounded in a kind of near-eerie sultriness that sets off Three Compositions’ more aggro moments, and connecting to those hushed spaces throughout the record that, meanwhile, reinforce just how good the band is at juggling dynamics. As in, it’s not even so much juggling here as it is shifting and overlapping weather patterns of tone and volume—think of a low slice of stratus clouds passing under a towering, thundering bank of cumulonimbus.” – Michael Byrne, Citypaper

“…dynamic, challenging, confident…the work of musicians questioning each other’s habits so as to bend good ideas into great sounds. …it’s hard to imagine having more fun with some drums, a guitar, and some reeds.” – Pitchfork

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released January 12, 2011

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