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Cultural Musics from Around the World
 
4tet (Jing / Wintsch / Oester / Pfammatter): Different Song - Step Into The Future 4tet (Jing / Wintsch / Oester / Pfammatter):
Different Song - Step Into The Future

(Leo -- Great Britain )

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An unconventional blend of instruments creates different, but captivating, sounds and structures by 4tet, a quartet of Chinese musician Jing (pipa, guqin) and Swiss jazz and free improvisers Wintsch, Oester, and Pfammatter.

Abrahams, Chris / Clare Cooper: Germ Studies For Guzheng & DX7 Abrahams, Chris / Clare Cooper:
Germ Studies For Guzheng & DX7

(Splitrec -- Australia )

Price: $26.95

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The Australian duo of pianist Chris Abrahams (Necks) & Berlin harpist Clare Cooper in a series of 198 short improvisations performed on Yamaha DX7 and the 14th century Guzheng harp, presented with 198 illustrations in an unusual and obsessively rewarding project.

Anandan, Ganesh / Gzowski, John : Shruti Project Anandan, Ganesh / Gzowski, John :
Shruti Project

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

Price: $14.95

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Using an electric 12-string shruti stick, a Harry Partch guitar & percussion Anandan & Gzowski create amazing microtonal environments with growling vocal interventions.

Bell, Clive / Saade, Bechir: An Account of My Hut: Improvisations for Shakuhachi and Ney Bell, Clive / Saade, Bechir:
An Account of My Hut: Improvisations for Shakuhachi and Ney

(Another Timbre -- UK )

Price: $17.95

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Shakuhachi duets from veteran player Clive Bell and Lebanese improviser Bechir Saade recorded in England, 2007; lyrical, haunting and unexpected.

Brennan / Doran / Amstad / Heral: Triangulation - Whirligigs Brennan / Doran / Amstad / Heral:
Triangulation - Whirligigs

(Leo -- Great Britain )

Price: $15.95

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Groove-based improvisations from keyboardist Brennan, percussionist Heral, guitarist Doran, and vocalist Amstad, an inspired record influenced by a confluence of world influences.

Brennan, John Wolf / Tony Majdalani / Marco Jencarelli: Pilgrims Brennan, John Wolf / Tony Majdalani / Marco Jencarelli:
Pilgrims

(Leo -- Great Britain )

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John Wolf Brennan, Marco Jencarelli, and Tony Majdalani in a musical trip reflecting a spiritual journey through sound and unusual instrumentation, with an extensive and insightful 17 page booklet to guide the listener.

Byrne, David: The Forest <i>[Used Item]</i> Byrne, David:
The Forest [Used Item]

(Luaka Bop -- USA )

Price: $7.00

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Davidson, Scott with Shipp / Shorter / Bisio / Dickey: Dreamland Davidson, Scott with Shipp / Shorter / Bisio / Dickey:
Dreamland

(NO LABEL -- USA )

Price: $14.95

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Percussionist Scott Davidson, whose music is informed by jazz, classical Indian and Middle Eastern music, teamed up with pianist Matthew Shipp, bassist Michael Bisio, drummer Whit Dickey and reedist Lloyd Shorter for this album of world encompassing and rhythmic jazz.

Day, Terry: Interruptions Day, Terry:
Interruptions

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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Terry Day plays a wide variety of instruments including piano, saxophones, drums, cello, mandolin, voice and many more in these analogue studio recordings made between 1978 and 1981.

Denyer, Frank: Music for Shakuhachi Denyer, Frank:
Music for Shakuhachi

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Unprecedented music for Shakuhachi by Frank Denyer (releases on Tzadik, Mode) with Yoshikazu Iwamoto on shakuhachi and Paul Hiley joining Denyer on percussion.

ElSaffar, Amir : Two Rivers ElSaffar, Amir :
Two Rivers

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

Price: $14.95

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NY based Iraqi-American trumpeter ElSaffar in an emotionally charged work that invokes ancient Iraqi musical traditions and frames them in a modern jazz setting.

Ex, The, Getachew Mekuria + guests: EthioSonic - A film by Stephane Jourdain [DVD] Ex, The, Getachew Mekuria + guests:
EthioSonic - A film by Stephane Jourdain [DVD]

(La Huite -- France )

Price: $20.00

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A film by Stephane Jourdain documenting The Ex and Ethiopian saxophonist Getatchew Mekurya as they work in the studio and perform at the Banlieues Bleues Fesival, Paris.

Falzone, James Allos Musica: Lamentations Falzone, James Allos Musica:
Lamentations

(Allos Musica -- USA )

Price: $11.86

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Chicago clarinetist James Falzone's longstanding Allos Musica ensemble with oud player Ronnie Malley and Tim Mulvenna on hand drums and percussion, playing collective improvisations inspired by Arabic musical forms.

Fasteau, Kali & Donald Rafael Garrett: Memoirs of a Dream [2 CDs] Fasteau, Kali & Donald Rafael Garrett:
Memoirs of a Dream [2 CDs]

(Flying Note -- USA )

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Zusaan Fasteau & Donald Garrett played together for 13 years touring and performing around the world; these recordings from '75 & '77 are a testament to the amazing music they created.

Fasteau, Kali: Worlds Beyond Words Fasteau, Kali:
Worlds Beyond Words

(Flying Note -- USA )

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Fasteau's own Flying Note Records 1st release, a spiritual and far-reaching set of recordings embracing jazz and world music, with guests Rashied Ali, Bob Cunningham, &c.

Frith, Fred: Clearing Customs Frith, Fred:
Clearing Customs

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

Price: $15.00

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Frith's 75 minute intense improvisatory journey work is a graphic structural model by which the most diverse types of musical events are linked together along a time line.

Gal, Bernhard : Same Difference <i>[Used Item]</i> Gal, Bernhard :
Same Difference [Used Item]

(Gromoga -- Austria )

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"Same Difference", Bernhard Gal's eighth full length audio publication, features for the first time a selection of Gal's compositions for traditional Chinese instruments, in conjunction with other thematically related works. The CD was ...

Getatchew Mekuria, The Ex & Friends: Y'Anbessaw Tezeta [2 CDs] Getatchew Mekuria, The Ex & Friends:
Y'Anbessaw Tezeta [2 CDs]

(Terp Records -- Netherlands )

Price: $10.70

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After several festivals in Europe in Summer 2011, Getatchew Mekuria wanted to record one more album with The Ex featuring melodies that feel old and classic; comes with a bonus CD of some historical recordings.

Gustafsson / Nilssen-Love / Asmamaw: Baro 101 Gustafsson / Nilssen-Love / Asmamaw:
Baro 101

(Terp Records -- Netherlands )

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The Ex were in Ethopia in 2010 for their "Free the Jazz" saxophone project, here presenting Mats Gustafsson on baritone saxophone, Paal Nilssen-Love on drums, and Mesele Asmamaw on krar, a stringed bowl-shaped lyre.

Hodder-Williams / Caldwell: Mariner's Way Hodder-Williams / Caldwell:
Mariner's Way

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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A combination of improvisations and duets using gamelan, singing bowl, flute, alto flute, bass flute, soprano saxophone and bass clarinet, exploring the mythical journey of the mariner.

Ibarra, Susie: Drum Sketches Ibarra, Susie:
Drum Sketches

(Innova -- USA )

Price: $9.50

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NYC drummer Susie Ibarra's 1s solo CD with compositions inspired by her native Philippines using drums, percussion, gongs, xylophones, & field recordings.

Kaiser, Henry, Noyes, Charles K. & Park, Sang-Won: Invite The Spirit 1983 Kaiser, Henry, Noyes, Charles K. & Park, Sang-Won:
Invite The Spirit 1983

(Tzadik -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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Remastered complete reissue of the double LP release of this meeting of Korean shamanistic vocals and kayagum with improvising virtuoso Kaiser and percussionist Noyes .

Kwang, Goh Lee: Butterfly Lovers OST Kwang, Goh Lee:
Butterfly Lovers OST

(Nyoba Kan -- Malaysia )

Price: $13.95

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A sound track to the Malaysian stage play "Butterfly Lovers", which explores the themes of human relationships and emotions through a Zen perspective, from sound artist Goh Lee Kwang in a sextet that merges traditional Malaysian instrumentation and electronics.

Kyriakides, Yannis + Andy Moor: A Life Is A Billion Heartbeats Kyriakides, Yannis + Andy Moor:
A Life Is A Billion Heartbeats

(Unsounds -- Netherlands )

Price: $12.76

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Yannis Kyriakides and Andy Moor's exploration and mining of the rich and mysterious terrain of Greek rebetika music from early 20th century, using a combination and juxtaposition of rebetika elements with their own distinct sonic explorations.

Mahanthappa's, Rudresh Indo-Pak Coalition With Rez Abassi/Dan Weiss: Apti Mahanthappa's, Rudresh Indo-Pak Coalition With Rez Abassi/Dan Weiss:
Apti

(Innova -- USA )

Price: $12.95

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Indian-American alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa's Indo-Pak Coalition synthesizes NY jazz with South Asian improvised music creating a new modern improvised form.

Mandingo Ambassadors: Tougna Mandingo Ambassadors:
Tougna

(Engine -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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West African sound from the Mandingo Ambassadors, using drums, guitar, reeds and voice to create an irresistibly rhythmic music of grooves that keep the listener moving.

Mirt: Khmer & Siam Recordings Mirt:
Khmer & Siam Recordings

(SAAMLENG -- Poland )

Price: $14.95

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Blending field recordings of temples, rain, bells, cicadas, radios, and other regional sounds from Khmer & Siam with native music to create a rich audioscape of those exotic lands, both mysterious and liltingly melodic on a beautiful journey in sound.

Mori, Ikue: Bhima Swarga-The Journey of the Soul From Hell to Heaven [DVD] Mori, Ikue:
Bhima Swarga-The Journey of the Soul From Hell to Heaven [DVD]

(Tzadik -- USA )

Price: $22.95

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Mytha, Hans Kennel: How It All Started Mytha, Hans Kennel:
How It All Started

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

Price: $16.95

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Improvised music using traditional Alpine horn music as its roots, as performed by a quartet of alphorns, büchels, and voice.

Nakatani, Tatsuya and Kaoru Watanabe: Michiyuki Nakatani, Tatsuya and Kaoru Watanabe:
Michiyuki

(Nakatani-Kobo -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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Thoughtful improvisation from percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani in a duo with Kaoru Watanbe on shinobue, noh kan & ryuteki, stunningly beautiful passages to active and unusual musical forms.

OOIOO: Gamel OOIOO:
Gamel

(Thrill Jockey -- USA )

Price: $12.66

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Founding Boredoms member Yoshimi P-We continues her OOIOO project in an album forging a new ancient traditional music by combining ritualistic gamelan elements, captivating vocal music, rock forms and electronics in unexpected and enthralling way.

Orchestra Of The National Center For Korean Traditional Performing Arts, The: Yomillak: The Selectio Orchestra Of The National Center For Korean Traditional Performing Arts, The:
Yomillak: The Selection Of Korean Classical Music

(Edition Rz -- Germany )

Price: $23.00

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Orchestra of the National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts performs selection of Korean Classical Music, including "Yomillak", first performed in 1447, along with 3 other historic works.

Parker, Evan: Hasselt Parker, Evan:
Hasselt

(psi -- Great Britain )

Price: $12.00

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Three open improvisations recorded in concert at Kunstencentrum Belgie Hasselt, Belgium in 2010 by sub-groups from the Electrocacoustic Ensemble, plus an extended performance by the whole ensemble.

Rea, Dennis: Views From Chicheng Precipice <i>[Used Item]</i> Rea, Dennis:
Views From Chicheng Precipice [Used Item]

(MoonJune -- USA )

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Guitarist Dennis Rea (Moraine) in a heartfelt homage to the music of East Asia, filled with moments of beauty and intrigue through original compositions and modern adaptations of traditional music.

Ned Rothenberg (Shakuchi): Rothenberg: Ryu Nashi/No School - New Music For Shakuchi Ned Rothenberg (Shakuchi):
Rothenberg: Ryu Nashi/No School - New Music For Shakuchi

(Tzadik -- USA )

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New York multi-reed and wind player Ned Rothenberg performing on the shakuhachi in orignal compositions performed with viola and spoken word in beautiful and nuanced performances.

Sealed Knot, The: Surface/Plane Sealed Knot, The:
Surface/Plane

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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Listed as one of The Wire's Top 10 Improvised Music Records in 2003, this reissue of The Sealed Knots Meniscus release presents two live 2001 concerts in the UK from the subtlely sophisticated trio of UK & Berlin artists Mark Wastell, Burkhard Beins, and Rhodri Davies.

Smith's Mbira, Wadada Leo: Dark Lady Of The Sonnets Smith's Mbira, Wadada Leo:
Dark Lady Of The Sonnets

(Tum -- Finland )

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Drawing on American creative music, Mbira music of Zimbabwe, and traditional Chinese music, trumpeter Leo Smith's ensemble with drummer Pheeroan akLaff and pipa player Min Xiao-Fen perform 5 extraordinary compositions of lyrical vision.

Turkoz, Saadet: Marmara Sea Turkoz, Saadet:
Marmara Sea

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Classical Turkish music featuring the beautiful voice of Saadet Turkoz accompanied by Elliot Sharp (guitar), Joelle Leandre (bass), Burhan Ocal (ud, saz) and Martin Schutz (cello).

Wollesen - Haffner - Naujo: Rasa Rasa Wollesen - Haffner - Naujo:
Rasa Rasa

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Rasa Rasa members Kenny Wollesen, Dalius Naujo, Jonathon Haffner and Sean Francis Conway present the ancient polyphonic vocal music of Lithuania using a mix of ensembles, reviving the infectious grooves and ancient vocal rounds, aided by new instruments devised by Wollesen.

Zorn, John: Forro Zinho &Ntilde; Forro In The Dark Plays Zorn Zorn, John:
Forro Zinho Ñ Forro In The Dark Plays Zorn

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Forro is a NY East Village rock ensemble that reinterprets forro--traditional Brazilian folk music--using modern Downtown language, here taking on the compositions of John Zorn in rhythmically rich melodic approaches that's equal parts tribute and collaboration.

Sharp, Elliott + Scott Fields: Akra Kampoj Sharp, Elliott + Scott Fields:
Akra Kampoj

(New Atlantis -- USA )

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Using mostly unprocessed electric guitars, the duo of Elliott Sharp and Scott Fields' latest release presents eight dueling guitar works using dynamic, angular tones and textures, from extremely aggressive work to clean avant-jazz with twisted technical intent.

Moholo-Moholo / Gjerstad / Stephens / Lonberg-Holm: Distant Groove Moholo-Moholo / Gjerstad / Stephens / Lonberg-Holm:
Distant Groove

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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Reedist Frode Gjerstad leads the multi-national quartet of Louis Moholo on drums, Nick Stephens on bass and Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello, 4 superb players in a 4-part free improvisation of animated and intertwining dialog that enthusiastically carries the listener.

Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani: Cardinal Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani:
Cardinal

(Impressus Records -- USA )

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The quartet of Cosottini, Melano, Pisani, Miano (EAQuartet Electroacoustic) in compositions referring to the 4 cardinal map points using graphic scores, games, open readings, &c.

Ganelin, Slava / Ned Rothenberg: Falling Into Place: Live in Jaffa Ganelin, Slava / Ned Rothenberg:
Falling Into Place: Live in Jaffa

(Auris Media -- Israel )

Price: $14.95

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Ibarra, Susie  / Assif Tsahar: Home Cookin' Ibarra, Susie / Assif Tsahar:
Home Cookin'

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

Price: $10.00

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The first Hopscotch release from the then husband/wife duo of wind player Assif Tsahar and drummer Susie Ibarra, lyrical and textural powerfully woven improvisation.

Jordan, Kidd / Drake, Hamid / Parker, William: Palm of Soul Jordan, Kidd / Drake, Hamid / Parker, William:
Palm of Soul

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )

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Melford, Myra Extended Ensemble: Even the Sounds Shine Melford, Myra Extended Ensemble:
Even the Sounds Shine

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

Price: $17.45

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Nagl, Max / Bernstein, Steve / Akchote, Noel / Jones, Brad: Big Four Nagl, Max / Bernstein, Steve / Akchote, Noel / Jones, Brad:
Big Four

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Necks, The: Silent Night Necks, The:
Silent Night

(Fish of Milk -- Australia )

Price: $23.95

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Ratkje, Maja: Voice [VINYL LP + CD] Ratkje, Maja:
Voice [VINYL LP + CD]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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Composer, singer, electronic manipulator, violinist and theremin player Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje released this, her debut album, on CD in 2002, now available again on vinyl LP.

Konono No. 1: Lubuaku - Orchestre Tout Puissant Likembe Konono No. 1 de Mingiedi Konono No. 1:
Lubuaku - Orchestre Tout Puissant Likembe Konono No. 1 de Mingiedi

(Terp African Series -- The Netherlands )

Price: $13.00

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Machida, Yoshio: Steelpan Improvisations : 2001-2008 Machida, Yoshio:
Steelpan Improvisations : 2001-2008

(Yoshio Machida -- Japan )

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Yoshio Machida's steelpan live recordings in Europe and Japan between 2001-2008; including early pieces by combination of self-made steelpan Gamelan sound and computer to recent acoustic steelpan pieces.

New Zion Trio (Jamie Saft / Brad Jones / Craig Santiago): CHALIWA New Zion Trio (Jamie Saft / Brad Jones / Craig Santiago):
CHALIWA

(Veal -- USA )

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The second full length from Kingston's New Zion Trio bringing together Reggae and Jazz musicians Jamie Saft (piano/keyboards), Brad Jones (acoustic bass), and Craig Santiago (drums) with special guest H.R. Human Rights, legendary vocalist of Bad Brains.

New Zion Trio (Jamie Saft / Brad Jones / Craig Santiago): Fight Against Babylon New Zion Trio (Jamie Saft / Brad Jones / Craig Santiago):
Fight Against Babylon

(Veal -- USA )

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Jamie Saft's NY-based Veal label presents the first New Zion Trio album, bringing together Reggae and Jazz musicians Jamie Saft (piano/keyboards), Brad Jones (acoustic bass), and Craig Santiago (drums) for an album mixing roots reggae, dancehall, dub & jazz.

Tiptons, The: Strange Flower Tiptons, The:
Strange Flower

(Spoot -- USA )

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The Tiptons Saxophone Quartet plus drums led by Amy Denio and Jessica Lurie blend jazz, Afro-Cuban, Balkan, Klezmer, a capella vocals, and more into an energetic and ebullient mix.

WTTF Quartet (Wachsmann / Turner / Thomas / Frangenheim): Berlin Kinesis WTTF Quartet (Wachsmann / Turner / Thomas / Frangenheim):
Berlin Kinesis

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $15.95

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Active since 1997, the quartet of Alexander Frangenheim (double bass), Roger Turner (percussion), Pat Thomas (piano & electronics) and Philipp Waschsmann (violin & electroncis) in a wildly creative cross of non-idiomatic improv flavored by the London scene.

Chrysakis, Thanos / Chris Cundy: Music for Chamber Organ & Contra Bass Clarinet Chrysakis, Thanos / Chris Cundy:
Music for Chamber Organ & Contra Bass Clarinet

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )

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Electroacoustic improviser Thanos Chrysakis performing on the chamber organ at the University of Gloucestershire, UK in a collaboration with Chris Cundy on contra bass clarinet, for a subtle, mysterious and uncompromising four-part improvisation.

Free Base (Wilkinson / Mattos / Noble): The Ins and Outs Free Base (Wilkinson / Mattos / Noble):
The Ins and Outs

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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In their first studio recording, Alan Wilkinson (saxes, voice), Marcio Mattos (double bass, electronics) and Steve Noble (drums) play a diverse set with moments ranging from fervid to serene.

Pascal: Nihilist Chakai House [VINYL] Pascal:
Nihilist Chakai House [VINYL]

(Discombobulate -- Great Britain )

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An album of solo drumming from Pascal Nichols, who is part of the duo "Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides", here in a diverse set of approaches performed on drums, djembe, goblet bowls, cowbells, blocks, &c. &c... an album that's become an in-store favorite.

AMM: AMMMusic [VINYL] AMM:
AMMMusic [VINYL]

(Black Truffle -- Australia )

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The first vinyl reissue of the classic 1966 debut album from AMM, AMMMusic with Keith Rowe's beautiful pop art cover and the terse aphorisms by the group that served as its original liner notes, an amazing achievement in non-idiomatic and forward-thinking improvisation.

 


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