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Unreleased 1964 John Coltrane record coming out on Impulse!

Mastered from the original analogue tapes, it’s released on 27 September

A previously unheard John Coltrane recording is about to be unveiled by Impulse!. Called Blue World, it showcases a selection of older works Coltrane rerecorded with his Classic Quartet in 1964.

Coltrane had been approached by the Quebecois film maker Gilles Groulx to soundtrack his film Le Chat Dans Le Sac. The saxophonist went to the Van Gelder Studios with Jimmy Garrison, Elvin Jones and McCoy Tyner, but only ten minutes’ worth of music made the final cut.

Blue World features various takes of five tracks recorded at the session. These include a few versions of “Village Blues” from Coltrane Jazz (1961), two takes of “Naima”, plus versions of “Like Sonny” and “Traneing In” and its title track “Blue World”. It follows the 2018 release of Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album from 1963. The Wire contributor Howard Mandel was at the latter’s listening party.

Shesaid.so announce mentorship programme as part of weekend event MEETSSS

The music industry network for women celebrates five years with a female first global gathering in Portugal

To mark five years since the launch of the shesaid.so global network for women in the music industry, a four day gathering titled MEETSSS will take place in Portimão, Algarve, between 3–6 October.

Guest speakers include Georgia Taglietti of Sonar Festival, Vanessa Bakewell from Facebook/Instagram and Shakira Payne of Sonos. There will also be music from Deena Abdelwahed, Mafalda and Surma. The peer-to-peer mentoring scheme she.grows will also be represented. Partnering up with YouTube Music, they're offering five spots to women, trans and non-binary people, with a minimum of two from host country Portugal. Applications close on 1 September.

Tickets for the weekend are available on Resident Advisor.

Second chance to grab a Sunn O))) Life Pedal

As used on their recent album Life Metal!

A second batch of The Sunn O))) Life Pedal is now on sale. Made in the collaboration with EarthQuaker Devices, the first edition was manufactured in June a limited run of 1000 and sold out within hours.

As heard on their Life Metal album (released earlier this year by Southern Lord), the LM308 helps “to capture the same rich, deeply saturated tones” from the group's sessions with Steve Albini. It features an aluminium enclosure, analogue octave blending, hand-picked components and three clipping options. Plus, the first 100 bought from Reverb come with a copy of the Life Metal LP.

The second run of the Sunn O))) Life Pedal is limited to 500 units.

Sound Walk Sunday happening across the globe

On 1 September a day of listening launches a month-long run of sound walks

What does a place sound like? What could it sound like? These are the questions posed by Sound Walk September, a month-long series hosted by the Museum Of Walking and Made Of Walking.

“In a world where we more and more rely on digital tools to tell us what to see and what to do, using audio as a guide for exploring what’s around us requires us to take a step back, slow down and experience our environment on different terms, opening ourselves up to a new kind of experience,” says Babak Fakhamzadeh, one of the festival’s co-producers.

Amounting to over 600 events the sound walk celebration begins on 1 September and continues on throughout the month at various locations around the world. Countries taking part include Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Poland and the UK.

To coincide with the beginning of Sound Walk September and the end of LISTEN, another sound related event based in Frome, Somerset, Sound Walk co-producers Geert Vermeire and Andrew Stuck will catch up with LISTEN curator Helen Ottaway to discuss whether it is a “paradox or an opportunity to live in a world of disconnection through technology, with (it seems) unending possibilities and create sound walks that connect us with our environment and others?”

More information, including a map of sound walk events, can be found on the Museum of Walking website.

Tricky publishes autobiography Hell Is Round The Corner

Bristol’s Knowle West boy shares his story in new book

Written in collaboration with music journalist Andrew Perry, Hell Is Round The Corner documents the life of pioneering record producer and rapper Tricky. Featuring contributions from family members, music industry types and musicians such as Terry Hall and Shaun Ryder, the book chronicles his birth in the Bristol area of Knowle West in the late 1960s, his teenage years in the 1980s and his role in the city’s sound system scene – notably his work with The Wild Bunch sound system, which evolved into Massive Attack – and his move to Los Angeles. It also talks about the loss of his mother, who killed herself when he was four years old.

Tricky launched his solo career in 1995, releasing Maxinquaye on 4th & B’way and then signing to Island Records. To date he has released 13 studio albums, the most recent being 2017’s Ununiform on his own imprint False Idols.

Hell Is Round The Corner is published on 31 October by Bonnier.

Zonal get Wrecked with Moor Mother

Justin Broadrick and Kevin Martin’s duo collaborate with Moor Mother on new album

Justin Broadrick and Kevin Martin’s recently revived project Zonal are about to release their first record since signing to Relapse Records. Called Wrecked, the album also features Moor Mother, with whom the duo performed live at Roadburn and Unsound festivals. Godflesh’s Broadrick and The Bug’s Martin played out as Techno Animal during the 1990s and early 2000s; in 2000 they appeared in their Zonal guise, releasing The Quatermass Project Volume 1 in a limited edition of 200 copies on Avalanche.

Wrecked is released by Relapse on 25 October. Listen to lead track “System Error” below.

Kim Gordon shares video from debut solo album

No Home Record is released by Matador on 11 October

Kim Gordon titled her debut solo album No Home Record after the late Belgian director Chantal Akerman’s 2015 film No Home Movie. “Living in LA the last few years, it feels like home,” she remarks, “but the transience of the place makes it feel sometimes like no home.”

Including “Murdered Out” – the first single she released under her own name in 2016 – the album was produced by Justin Raisen, with contributions from Shawn Everett and Jake Meginsky. Indeed, it “wouldn’t have happened without the persistence of Justin Raisen”, insists Gordon. In the eight years since Sonic Youth disbanded, Gordon has published her memoir Girl In A Band and has been performing with Bill Nace as Body/Head. Her solo exhibition She Bites Her Tender Mind recently opened at IMMA in Dublin and another, Lo-Fi Glamour, is showing at Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh until 1 September.

Gordon has shared a video for lead track “Sketch Artist”, directed by Loretta Fahrenholz, in which you can see her driving around Los Angeles at night while staring out pedestrians. Released by Matador on 11 October, No Home Record is available for pre-order now.

Black Truffle hit 50 with a Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke & Oren Ambarchi live album

Ambarchi’s label marks the occasion by sharing the video for the track “In The Past Only Geniuses Were Capable Of Staging The Perfect Crime (Also Known As A Revolution) Today Anybody Can Accomplish Their Aims With The Push Of The Button Part 2”

Oren Ambarchi’s Black Truffle label passes the 50 mark with – take a deep breath – In The Past Only Geniuses Were Capable Of Staging The Perfect Crime (Also Known As A Revolution) Today Anybody Can Accomplish Their Aims With The Push Of The Button. Edited from a two hour set at the now defunct Tokyo venue SuperDeluxe in November 2015, the 78 minute album features Keiji Haino on guitar, electronics and vocals, Jim O'Rourke on six-string bass and hammond organ, and Ambarchi on drums, percussion and flute. Recorded by Masahide Ando and produced by SuperDeluxe’s Mike Kubeck, it’s the trio’s ninth album since they first started collaborating together in 2009.

Below is a video for the album's fourth track. Directed by film maker Ivan Weiss, it includes footage from their 2015 SuperDeluxe gig. Also forthcoming on Black Truffle is Sarah Hennies’ Reservoir 1.

The Tapeworm celebrates tenth birthday

“Two bangin’ XWORM concerts in London town…” promises the cassette tape label

Cassette label The Tapeworm celebrates its tenth anniversary this September with two shows in London.

The first show will take place at South London venue Iklectik featuring live sets from Blood Music and Zeno van den Broek, Dale Cornish DJing his favourite Worm releases, Ken Hollings and Howlround making their debut collaborative performance, Tears|Ov premiering their forthcoming album, and a screening of a short film from People Like Us. The night will also see the launch of Savage Pencil (aka Edwin Pouncey, responsible for the Tapeworm illustration) and Barbara Frost's new Bookworm paperback Cuckoo Head Cool Dog. The collaborative publication arose from a creative exchange between the pair in which Frost responded with text to Pouncey's visual sketches.

The next gig on 29 September is at Dalston, East London’s Cafe Oto, featuring Jay Glass Dubs, Philip Jeck and Jana Winderen performing as a duo for the first time, saxophonist Laura Agnusdei premiering her new album Laurisilva, plus Marta de Pascalis, Stefan Goldmann, Simon Fisher Turner and Zerocrop.

Recital announce posthumous release of Fluxus artist Geoffrey Hendricks album

Stones: Dreams includes one piece performed by Philip Corner

Stones: Dreams, the forthcoming posthumously released album of Fluxus artist Geoffrey Hendricks (1931–2018), was actually recorded in 2014 and features the painter's meditations with rocks, bells and wood.

Active for over 60 years, Hendricks worked alongside George Maciunas, John Cage and Dick Higgins, making him a prominent member of Fluxus. At some point in the 1970s composer Charlie Morrow asked Hendricks to record something for his Audiographics sound art cassette label. That never happened, but 40 years later Hendricks finally got to record his work at Ear Up Studios in New York.

Stones: Dreams also includes a 23 minute piece recently unearthed from the Hendricks archive. Called “Music For Sky Slate Wall”, it's a recording of Philip Corner responding to one of Hendricks’s installations at an Emily Harvey Foundation exhibition in 1999. It also includes a 16 page booklet of essays by Tyche Hendricks and Charlie Morrow, as well as diaries and artworks by Hendricks.

More information can be found on the Recital site. Listen to an excerpt below.