A split tape, side A is the Bouchons D'Oreilles duo of Lukasz Kacperczyk (synth) and Mateusz Wysocki (laptop) focusing on improvisation through electronics; side B is the Warsaw Improvisers Orchestra which includes Kacperczyk, focusing on instant composition.
A mysterious four part work made from organic drone sources and field recordings, like the soundtrack to a dark dream interspersed with unrecognizable sound posts, from sound artist Loren Chasse (Jewelled Antler, Thuja, The Blithe Sons, The Child Readers).
New York tuba player Dan Peck's The Gate with Tom Blancarte on electric upright bass and Brian Osborne on percussion present two tracks of dark, deep improvisation, then join up with Nate Wooley on trumpet & amplifier and Tim Dahl on electric bass for an extended composition.
Montreal improvisers Joshua Zubot on violin, Isaiah Ceccarella on drums, and Nicolas Caloia on double bass, with European improviser Tristan Honsinger (ICP) on cello and voice, in a diverse and informed album of free improvisation pushing strings to their limits.
While on a tour of Japan in 2014 Jason Kahn and Tim Olive recorded these two unhurried explorations for radio, synthesizer, and mixing board (Kahn) and magnetic pickups (Olive). building and releasing tension in a palette of unplaceable sound and structure.
The first meeting of the trio of Nick Mazzarella (sax), Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten (double bass) & Avreeayl Ra (drums) performing live at Chicago's Constellation club in 2014, an adventurous and sophisticated album spanning three generations of free improvisation.
Polish electronic composers and performers Tekla Mrozowicka and Marcin Cichy in a beautifully paced sound work of resonating textures with melodic progressions and mysterious concrete punctuations, an embraceable abstract accomplishment.
Japanese no-input mixing board innovator Toshimaru Nakamura joins Norwegian improviser Martin Taxt on amplified Microtonal Tuba for a gritty album formed by running Taxt's tuba into the mixing board, interrupting Nakamura's signal with unexpected sonic results.
A unique saxophone quartet from 4 distinctive players, all on soprano sax -- Johh Butcher, Christian Kobi, Hans Koch, and Urs Leimgruber -- creating an incredible array of sound and spontaneous composition with profound technical prowess and discerning discretion in dialog.
The long-running trio of Joe McPhee on sax and pocket trumpet, Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello & electronics and Michael Zerang on drums, performing live at Jazzhouse Copenhagen, Denmark in 2013 for a classic Survival Unit set of open-ended and cathartic creative jazz.
Electronics & drums in a duo from Portugese musician Rafael Toral and drummer Alfonso Simoes performing live at All Tomorrow's Parties in 2012, two extended improvisations that develop from slow psychedelic cries to blistering interactions of strong statements.
A memorial CD of unreleased material from the late contrabassist Stefano Scodanibbio, who was a student of Fernando Grillo's and a long-time associate of Luigi Nono and Terry Riley, performing with an ensemble that includes Riley, Tristan Honsinger, Bruce Ackley, &c.
A tribute to the passing of both trumpet and flugelhorn Kenny Wheeler and long-time collaborator, pianist John Taylor, in a subtle conversation of two partners with superb skill and taste "suggesting, agreeing, mildly disagreeing, but never at cross purposes".
An album of tones and tonal environments from Barry Chabala and A.F. Jones, using guitars and effects to create slowly moving tones punctuated with unusual utterances of unknown origin; rich and curiously non-specific sound that lives in the back- and foreground.