Braxton Quartet alumni pianist Marilyn Crispell and drummer Gerry Hemingway in an album bringing the duo back together to express the evolution of their respective music, and the affinity of their work.
A unique realisation of John Cage's 'Four6', plus two improvisations by Stephen Cornford (amplified piano), Patrick Farmer (turntable & electronics), Sarah Hughes (chorded zither), and Kostis Kilymis (electronics).
Abstract sound design from 910 Noise collective artist Carl Kruger, 5 tracks on a lovely 3" CD created through the processing of acoustic sound and electronics, a dynamic set of excellent compositions.
A 20-minute improvisation plus realisations of scores by the Wandelweiser composers Eva-Maria Houben & Taylan Susam, including an extraordinary outdoor performance of Houben's Nachtstuck for solo bass.
Saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock's Sleepthief trio with Tom Rainey on drums and Liam Noble inside and out of the piano, recording in the studio in NYC, a dynamic and remarkably paced journey in free improvisation.
Percussionist Marsh's quartet with Neil Metcalfe (flute), Alison Blunt (violin) and Hannah Marshall (cello) performing at the incredible acoustic space of Peter's Whistable, an intricate album of color and dynamic.
A documentary about Music Unlimited Festival 2009 in Austria, featuring Lotte Anker, Martin Blume, Arnold de Boer, Tony Buck, Sylvie Courvoisier, Chris Cutler, Peter Evans, Phil Minton, Andy Moor, &c. &c.
British saxophonist Evan Parker came to Toronto in 2009 as a guest of the AIMToronto (Association of Improvising Musicians Toronto) Interface Series, recording his trio with Wes Neal (double bass) and Joe Sorbara (drums).
6 works from a series of minimal compositions loosely based on the art & writings of Sol LeWitt, performed by the Edges Ensemble: Philip Thomas, James Saunders, Tim Parkinson, Angharad Davies, Stephen Chase & Rhodri Davies.
Avant folk artist Gosia Winter and guitarist Barry Chabala in a transcontinental collaboration suggested by Winter to bring both artists' sense of improvisation into new carefully crafted compositions.
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.
Solo recordings of percussionist Mathias Pontevia embracing a breathtaking variety of approaches and sonic environments, in a beautiful art release with the CD attached to a laminated disc with embedded objects.
An art object, acrylic painting on wood with a CD inside, a beautiful package to house solo recordings of double bassist Guillaume Viltard's, who has worked with Heddy Boubaker, Catherine Jauniaux, &c.
A split 7" release between Cremaster (Alfredo Costa Monteiro (electronics) and Ferran Fages (feedback mixing board and electroacoustic devices); and the Komora A trio of Karol Koszniec (electronics), Dominik Kowalczyk (laptop) and Jakub Mikolajczyk (modular synth).