This is a great trio of albums – – we’ve listened & are working on a tribute mix, of sorts . . . please stayed tuned…

Toneshift: The Future of music one record at a time

tonus

Tonus
Cagean Morphology
Intermediate Obscurities I + IV
Texture Point  | A New Wave of Jazz (CD/DL)

Belgium label A New Wave of Jazz has released a steady discography of albums, all sharing an in-house visual design that favors minimal aesthetics. This visual identity, incidentally, is the work of Rutger Zuydervelt, the experimental sound artist who records as Machinefabriek. This dedication to minimalism extends to the sounds on these releases, each exploring a less is more approach to improvised jazz.

Label director Dirk Serries is present on all recordings, and this month sees the release of a trio of Tonus albums. Tonus is described as “the next chapter in his ongoing investigation into the relation between sound and time”, which is certainly evident on these three new works. Space, slowness and an exercise in restraint are common threads in each. Tonus is a collaborative project which involves Serries…

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