Krononaut to debut this autumn

Looking ahead to the autumn, and alas nothing to share as yet but a word on something I heard yesterday that I think you will be interested in when September release comes around. Having said that Krononaut's self titled debut Krononaut is hard to …

Published: 2 Jul 2020. Updated: 31 days.

Looking ahead to the autumn, and alas nothing to share as yet but a word on something I heard yesterday that I think you will be interested in when September release comes around. Having said that Krononaut's self titled debut Krononaut is hard to describe. I suppose it is ''futurejazz,'' that style that took its cue from Nils Petter Molvær's experiments in the 1990s, and amounts to a sparse, electronic coated ambient world that uses the language of jazz and much else for its effects and has a certain loose spaciousness and plenty of power to it.

To be released on the tak:til / Glitterbeat label, a record company who have worked with Seb Rochford recently on his new band Pulled By Magnets, Krononaut has Brian Eno guitarist Leo Abrahams and Spin Marvel drummer Martin France (pictured) at its core with quite a bunch of interesting collaborators from various backgrounds playing their part on a number of tracks and who include Tim Harries, Shahzad Ismaily, Matana Roberts and Arve Henriksen. Make a mental note for now.

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Boisdale take a gamble and plans to re-open with live music firmly on the menu

A lot of venues I guess will be following with interest the example of Boisdale, the London chain of restaurant venues, who will be hosting live music when its restaurants re-open this month. Founder and managing director Ranald McDonald of …

Published: 1 Jul 2020. Updated: 32 days.

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A lot of venues I guess will be following with interest the example of Boisdale, the London chain of restaurant venues, who will be hosting live music when its restaurants re-open this month.

Founder and managing director Ranald McDonald of Boisdale, which has venues in Belgravia, Canary Wharf, Bishopsgate and Mayfair, said in a statement: “After carefully studying the Government’s advice concerning live music performances, I do not consider all live music is contrary to HMG Guidelines. It is counter intuitive that pre-recorded music, at a volume that does not cause customers to raise their voices, is acceptable in restaurants and bars, but not live music at the same volume, fortunately, the advice, as we understand it, is set out as firm guidance and is not statutory.” Let's hope it works out. As it stands there is little prospect of live jazz anywhere on the London scene for the rest of the summer.