Music Frees Our Souls Vol. 1

Before any instrumentation, Francisco Mela addresses his fellow musicians, pianist Matthew Shipp and bassist William Parker, with a sense of anticipation and affirmation, “Okay guys, ready? Rolling!” The sense of camaraderie and his artist-focused approach is heard throughout the album’s majestic improvisation—as well as in its inspiration, dedicated to Mela’s longtime musical partner, the legendary … Continue reading Music Frees Our Souls Vol. 1

Para las esporas

Tomás Cabado is releasing his second album as a leader and his first on Isla Desierta Discos, an independent label releasing jazz and new music from Buenos Aires. Para las esporas combines a fascinating mix of Brazilian, baroque and romantic music in a jazz context. The album is consistent with Tomas's previous work A veces … Continue reading Para las esporas

Alter Ego

“Alter Ego” embodies an adventurous new wave of free improvisation, along with modal jazz in its most electric, high-octane form. The album features a series of improvised compositions, experiments, and sketches, as well as two rearranged standards. It consists mostly of first takes, with no editing, and aims to subvert convention. In addition, all tracks … Continue reading Alter Ego

Neuropunk Boostergang

In August 2020 Profound Lore release a caustic slab of raging thrash/punk decimation from Austin, Texas-based EXPANDER, bringing the band on board for the release of their second LP, Neuropunk Boostergang. Neuropunk Boostergang marks EXPANDER’s return to GodCity Studio (Converge, Old Man Gloom, Full Of Hell), again utilizing the state-of-the-art studio to capture every nuance … Continue reading Neuropunk Boostergang