Sun Ra Arkestra live at Paradox cd arrived at the office

We’re very happy with making such a timeless document possible. Frank says: “It’s a piece of quality where I like to be affiliated with.”  Joost says: “Hell yeah, a dream coming through.” Barry says. “I want one!” and Erik already made a couple of tweets about it. Get the cd right here.

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SUN RA ARKESTRA live at the Paradox cd!


In+ Out Records are an Austrian Jazz label, which released record by all the great names in contemporary jazz. They’ve just release a new cd from Sun Ra Arkestra live at Paradox. The liner notes say this: As “Artists in Residence”, the Arkestra performed on five evenings at the Paradox Music Club from September 15th to 20th. Each of these concerts appeared to be a Big Bang. Live at the Paradox was recorded on the very last evening of this memorable concert series, combining jazz history and immortal myth.” Buy your record here.

Free tickets for Tonefloat evening in Paradox

Wednesday april 1st, the Paradox venue in Tilburg will host one of the Tonefloat labelnights. Tonefloat is an exclusive vinyl label, based in Rotterdam, that hosts a lot of quality acts such as Fear Falls Burning, Bass Communion, Robert Fripp, etc. You can win 2 x 2 tickets for this evening, if you answer the following question:

How many releases has Tonefloat done so far?

Please sent your answer before tuesday, march 31st, to win [at] zxzw [dot] nl

Free tickets for Dirk Serries / Fear Falls Burning show in Paradox

 

Wednesday, december 3rd, our bestest of best friends Dirk Serries (aka Fear Falls Burning) will de a very special show in Paradox, Tilburg. This evening, he will present his new album “Microphonics” on the Rotterdam based quality label Tonefloat. Expect top notch analog guitar drones, the man has been doing it for 20 years or so, and has been of major influence to a lot of contemporary drone-acts, such as Sunn O))), Nadja, Asva, etc. However, don’t expect heavy droning like Fear Falls Burning or the aforementioned acts.  Here’s what the press has te say about it:

dirk serries has never shied away from leaps of faith. a decade ago, he stunned the ambient scene with an incisive twist to his personal style on the classic the river of appearance” and in 2005, he shed the renowned moniker of vidnaObmana, replacing it with the immersive guitar eruptions of his latest incarnation fear falls burning. on microphonics, he has now taken his boldest step yet. defying superimposed concepts and pseudonyms, he returns with the first material under his own name and at his most personal and vulnerable. for years, serries has experimented with spontaneous guitar improvisations over a continuous atmospheric drone. initially intended as a means of rehearsing and developing ideas, these sessions were never intended to be released officially . over time, however, serries came to realize that these painstakingly pristine and painfully pure pieces constituted the very essence of his musicality, the foundation of what makes him “tick” as an artist. composed of a minimal array of delicately attuned and interrelated themes, the music develops through the continuously shifting relations of its constituent currents. because of this outward simplicity, microphonics has turned out a work of great intimacy and immediacy, a yearning sonic breath which seamlessly fuses the elliptic ambient worlds of vidnaObmana with the dark mysticism of fear falls burning: this latest leap of faith is the sound of the morning awakening, of the day dreaming and the night speaking in its sleep.

You can witness this unique show, if you sent an email to contest [at] zxzw.nl with an anwer to the following question:

What’s the name of the latest Fear Falls Burning album?

John Sinclair radio show on ZXZW and Sun Ra Arkestra

“Last month the ZXZW Festival in Tilburg, Holland sent me an invitation to attend this year’s event to witness the Embassy of the Living Sun Ra, a week-long residency by the 15-piece Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of Marshall Allen. I was able to attend the last four nights of musical delights and at the Saturday night concert at the Paradox Club I stuck out my little digital recorder and captured most of the second set. On Sunday the Arkestra concluded its week with a free concert in the park downtown, and this episode starts with the closing number from that concert, “We Travel the Spaceways.” Before leaving Tilburg I got my host, Ries Doms, a ZXZW board member, to take a break and explain how this festival and the Embassy of the Living Sun Ra came to be.” Read and listen more here.