The all-female trio of Myra Melford, Zeena Parkins and Miya Masaoka recently released their new studio album titled "MZM." Each of them have been on the forefront of modern experimental music and this new ten song release showcases their combines talents. The album begins with the story of the "Red Spider" told through the picking of strings and runs up and down the piano keys. The song "Bug" gets a little more chaotic, while "Saturn" is more subtle and exploratory with its gentle soundscape. The trio have you searching for the meaning of "Taurus," as the music feels more scarce with each note being delivered with a purpose. Myra, Zenna and Miya close out their new album with the experimental rhythms of "Southern Owl" and the quiet, classical sounding melody of "Rosette." To find out more about Myra Melford, Zeena Parkins and Miya Masaoka and their latest release "MZM," please visit miyamasaoka.com.
Musician Miya Masaoka also recently released a new album with fellow musicians Robert Dick and Joelle Leandre. This trio's new release is titled "Solar Wind" and also has an experimental feel, as the songs that make up this album feel as if they were captured on a spur of the moment jam session. The new release begins with the swirling sounds of flutes and strings during "Whispering Of The Stars" to stir your interest, before the ensuing chaos of "Speed Of Silence," which seems to have trouble finding its direction. The deep bass of "Chronotype" and the light, flighty sound of "Dinoflagellates" displays the diversity within the band's sound. The rhythmic combination of "Blue Fugates" and the growling strings of "How Old Is Your Shadow?" also showcase a darkness to their sound. Miya, Robert and Jolle wrap up their new album with the build-up of "Adiabatic," which keeps your interest and ears on point for any subtle shifts in their music. To find out more about this latest release from Miya Masaoka, Robert Dick and Joelle Leandre, please visit miyamasaoka.com.