On the Record: April 20, 2018

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This week in On the Record, composer, improviser, and instrument builder Philip White talks about AntiCausal Systems, the new label he established to showcase idiosyncratic sounds and individual voices.

Playlist (Just the Facts and Pass the Bucket).

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A weekly tally of memorable things National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears, including recordings featuring Henry Threadgill, King Crimson, Tonto's Expanding Head Band, Caroline Park… and so much Cecil Taylor (RIP).

On the Record: April 13, 2018

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This week in On the Record, drummer Brian Chase of Yeah Yeah Yeahs fame discusses his long-running Drums and Drones project, to be heard on a new three-CD set coming in June on Chase's new Chaikin label.

Playlist (Fly! Fly! Fly! Fly! Fly!).

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A weekly tally of memorable things National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears, including recordings featuring Eva-Maria Houben, Napalm Death, Weston Olencki, Christina Vantzou, and Cecil Taylor (RIP).

On the Record: April 6, 2018

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This week in On the Record, details about a new album by the influential trumpeter, composer, and "Fourth World" pioneer Jon Hassell, due June 8 on his own new label, Ndeya.

Playlist.

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A weekly tally of memorable things National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears, including recordings featuring Sarah Davachi, Kyle Gann, Steve Tibbetts, Christina Vantzou, and Michael Winter.

Playlist.

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A weekly tally of memorable things National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears, including recordings featuring Pierluigi Billone, Derek Bailey & Company, Lucy Railton, and Pere Ubu.

On the Record: March 23, 2018

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In this week's On the Record, guitarist and composer Gyan Riley talks about his new solo abum, 'Sprig,' which arrives on March 30, one day after a record-release celebration at National Sawdust.

Playlist.

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A weekly tally of memorable things National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears, including recordings featuring Stephen O'Malley & Anthony Pateras, Klein, Joshua Redman, and Sarah Hennies.

On the Record: March 16, 2018

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This week in On the Record, Los Angeles bassist and composer Scott Worthington and IIKKI label founder Mathias Van Eecloo share details of 'Orbit,' an elegant new LP and art book due March 19.