JOSHUA ABRAMS & NATURAL INFORMATION SOCIETY SIMULTONALITY 07IV17
2015 FIMAV, victoriaville QC
stuart broomer's feature on joshua abrams natural information society for the fall 2015 issue of musicworks magazine is available to read online. "Natural Information Society is a group with a mission—a singular emphasis on the human and the humane in music in the midst of a galloping digitized industry. Its work resonates with Moroccan Gnawa music, the rhythmic minimalism of Steve Reich, the modal improvisations of John Coltrane and Terry Riley, the early cross-cultural jam of Don Cherry’s Brown Rice, Anthony Braxton’s pan-cultural Ghost Trance Music and shifting echoes of Roger McGuinn’s clanging Rickenbacker and Allen Ginsberg’s harmonium."
popmatters reviews slight freedom. "slight freedom is poised to achieve the very same legendary status as (sonny) sharrock's guitar"
some good news for our friends in europe: glitterbeat records (germany) will release the joshua abrams & NIS simultonality album on its new imprint tak:til in the CD & the LP formats. sales to europe of eremite's metallic ink screenprinted edition (825 copies) will be capped at fifty copies.