Electroacoustic improvisation with unusual techniques from the sextet of saxophonist Sebastian Branche, laptop electronicist Thanos Chrysakis, saxophonist Tom Soloeitzik, guitarist James O'Sullivan, saxophonist Artut Vidal and clarinetist Jery Wigens.
Brotzmann's amazing Tenet with an all-star line including Ken Vandermark, Mats Gustafsson, Joe McPhee, Jeb Bishop, Johannes Bauer, Paal Nilssen-Love, &c. performing live at Cafe Ada, Wuppertal in 2011.
Remixes by Merzbow, Jim O'Rourke, and more of songs from the excellent album "The Cherry Thing", a team-up of The Thing (Mats Gustafsson, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten and Paal Nilssen) with Don Cherry's daughter, Neneh Cherry.
Twenty-four engrossing improvisations by Nicola Cipani that were made on broken and untuned pianos, keyboards, and even a clavichord that the artist found, from recordings over a two-year period across New York City.
The collaboration between the electroacoustic duo of Cremaster (Ferran Fages and Alfredo Costa Monteiro) and violinist Angharad Davies, mixing contemporary electronics with long-form minimalist drone music.
Five improvisers from Germany, Italy, France and USA - Wendelin Buchler; David Fenech; Gino Robair; Argo Ulva; Ezramo - in a mix of weird pop, avanttrash, free improvised music, mediterranean folklore and noise drones.
French drummer Denis Fournier's open structure compositions are performed by the magnificent quintet of flutist Nicole Mitchell, saxophonist Hanah Jon Taylor, cellist Tomeka Reid and bassist Bernard Santacruz.
Unusual instrumentation and interaction from the trio of percussionist Mike Goyvaerts (Canaries on the Pole), saxophonist Jeffey Morgan (releases on Headlight, Konnex) and EMS synthesist Willy Van Buggenhout.
Bassist Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten is joined by key improvisers Joe McPhee (sax), Joe Morris (guitar) and Nate Wooley (trumpet) for this improvised studio recording, free improvisation with the influence of swing and blues.
Solo improvisation from Stefen Keune performing on sopranino and alto saxophones, intense playing that focuses on hard-blowing and extreme performance, wringing a singularly desperate yet astute language from the horn.
Composer and double bassist Giovanni Maier creates the illusion of being everywhere at once while he plays alongside members of his quartet (Parrini, Calabrese & Amendola) as his instrument "talks" to theirs in this beautiful album.
A captivating collection of songs encompassing blues, ballads, and folk music with improvised moments of free jazz that were written and arranged by guitarist Simone Massaron and sung by lyricist Carla Bozulich.
Composer Roscoe Mitchell prepared two compositions with space for improvisation, as well as a Cards composition in which the musicians received six cards with written material that were then arranged in any order and played at any tempo.
Cellist Petit and poet Pierrepont traveled from East to West Coasts recording with various improvisers who play with Petit while Pierrepont reads one of his poems in French, and then as a non-French speaker reads the same poem.
Eric Revis (double bass, composition) brings together Ken Vandermark (sax, clarinet), Jason Moran (piano), and Nasheet Waits (drums) for his new avant-garde quartet, 11:11, a jazz supergroup with a stellar first album.
Creative Sources label leaders Carlos Santos on computer and Enresto Rodrigues on harp are joined by saxophonist Katsura Yamauchi, using unorthodox techniques to create a beautifully floating album of modern ea-improvisation.
The coordinates in the title are from Switzerland, the location where Christoph Schiller and Lea Danzeisen recorded this unusual output from a pair of spinnet keyboards, manipulating them in highly unusual ways.
A powerful mix of rock and jazz in this extraordinary debut album by a young trio comprised of Luca Serrapiglio, Antonio Bertoni, and Carlo Garof playing a variety of acoustic and electronic instruments in fresh variations.
Sax and flute player/Ambiances Magnetique label leader Jean Derome's excellent jazz trio with bassist Normand Guilbeault and drummer Pierre Tanguay, in their 4th release, with three Derome originals and 4 standards including a Dolphy number.
An ongoing compilation organized by Elliott Sharp that is dedicated to solo guitar with 16 original tracks by various artists ranging from acoustic, electro-acoustic, electric, all the way to electronic.
Far-ranging improvisation using open and creative techniques from the trio of guitarist Andreas Willers on acoustic and electric, bassist Meinrad Kneer (who runs the Evil Rabbit label) and drummer Christian Marien.
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.
An reworking of the 16th century musical tune "La Folia" from composer & computer artists Yannis Kyriakides and Ex guitarist Andy Moor, fusing the original work with South American folk music and a rich electronic soundscape.
Trio X with saxophonist/pocket trumpeter Joe McPhee, bassist Dominic Duval, and drummer Jay Rosen performing live in Iowa City, Waukee, Ann Arber's Kerrytown Edgefest, and Joe's Movement Emporium in Maryland.
With lyrics inspired by Hindu erotic books, Arabic love games, and sensual songs; Joane Hetu presents her first CD of her own music with accompaniment from Jean Derome, Diane Labrosse, and Pierre Tanguay.
Jean Derome, Joane Hetu, Danielle Palardy Roger, Alexandre St-Onge and Martin Tetreault each composed works for this stellar group of nine Montreal-based musique actuelle players, a startling and wonderful release of style, approach and concept.
Since meeting in Beirut at the 2006 Irtijal Festival, the duo of trumpeter Axel Dorner and electronic artist Jassem Hindi have regularly performed their electroacoustic music using their equipment and instruments in unusual ways.
Electric Bird Noise artist Brian Lea McKenzie extends his concepts in a new duo with vocalist Claudia Gregory (Exhaust the Fox, Claudia Versus the Queen of Hearts), with a new band name and a compelling set of epic electro-rock songs.
Using guidelines related to form, time, sound source and density, the trio of Tim Olive on magnetic pickups, Takahiro Kawaguchi and Makoto Oshiro on self-made instruments, recorded these compositions live, named for the atmosphere of the recording environment.
Flutist Leah Paul presents two engaging compositions in multiple movements, performed with a chamber ensemble of Chris Speed (reeds), Rob Jost (french horn), Sara Schoenbeck (bassoon), Peter Sachon (cello), Tanya Kalmanovitch (viola), Ben Kono (oboe) and Michel Gentile (flute).
Drummer/percussionist Hubert Zemler's second solo album with two compositions inspired by electronic music, particularly by works of the ensemble Suaves Figures, recorded in the vaults of the Camaldolese Church in Bielany, Warsaw with Milosz Pekala on vibraphones.
An amazing journey in sound and voice from saxophonist/vocalist Joane Hetu with five singers/narrators/musicians/noise-makers and layered field recordings, a remarkable and sophisticated work about sex, loss, death, art, & politics.
A masterful fountain of melodic ideas, intriguing rhythms, and exceptional technical skill from the duo of Hamid Drake on drums and frame drum, and Sylvain Kassap on clarinets and chalumeau, recording live at the France Musique at Studio Theatre d’Alfortville and in the studio.
A live performance at Judson Church in Manhattan as part of the 20th Vision Festival from the NY/France free improvising trio of Joelle Leandre on double bass, Mat Maneri on viola, and Gerald Cleaver on drums and percussion, two tracks of steadily building, incredibly compatible dialog.
The third solo venture for Lisbon-based guitarist and visual artist Filipe Felizardo, performing without effects and loops over a lush and spare framework, for a "ghost blues meditation" in 8 movements of focused, beautifully paced and sonically oriented playing.
The Swedish duo of percussionist Andreas Pollak and prepared pianist Johan Graden (Adam & Alma) in an album of references and innuendo, clandestine and furtive sounds that evoke great mystery and drama in beautifully shaped sound; evocative music that deceives to emerge from the electronic realm while in actuality coming from the acoustic realm.
A beautiful collaboration between Luis Jose Martins on classical guitar, percussion & electronics, and Joan Sa on piano, toy piano, celestra, idiophones & electronics, gentle music that's nearly a song, but actually sophisticated, textured, and lovely contemporary improvisation.
The Swiss string trio led by violinist Harald Kimmig, with Daniel Studer on bass and Alfred Zimmerlin on cello, is joined by UK saxophonist John Butcher for a set of improvisations that build with a unique percussive vitality and burning intensity.