Today I’ve been spending some time with the back catalogue of Penultimate Press, a record label based in London but ran by an Australian chap. It’s a relatively young label with about 40 releases now, and certainly rewards delving into time and time again.
Here are some favourites:
Joe Mcphee & Bryan Eubanks - My Undocumented Alien Clarinet
Some of you may be aware of Joe Mcphee for his free jazz, improvisational saxophone work (check out the sublime Cosmic Love, if uninitiated). Here he teamed up with Bryan Eubanks to perform live this work for clarinets, MC202 and open circuit electronics.
Księżyc - Księżyc
Księżyc’s s/t album is an absolute classic of tripped out medieval and folk experimentation. When I met the label owner I asked him how to pronounce their name and almost immediately forgot (even he was not entirely confident!) but it was quite unexpected like their music! Their 2nd LP Rabbit Eclipse is also on the label and is well worth checking out
Matthew P. Hopkins - Blue-Lit Half Breath
This was new to me until today, but am certain to spend many more moments with it:
I can certainly recommend the releases from Aine o’Dwyer and Korea Undok Group too.