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.
A much-needed reissue of this 1988 Last Exit album, with Bill Laswell (bass), Peter Brotzmann (sax), Sonny Sharrock (guitar) and Ronald Shannon Jackson (drums), muscular "darkwave" improvisation of virtuosic playing with superb energy, suspense and tension.
Alan Licht on guitar and electronics and Tetuzi Akiyama on guitar explored the lines that divide improvisation, composition, folk, blues, and experimental music in this Tokyo recording from 2014, two large works, the title track featuring Rob Mazurek on cornet.
Percussionist Paul Lovens joins the Lok 03 trio of Alexander von Schlippenbach (piano), Aki Takase (piano), and DJ Illvibe (turntables) for the follow-up to their 2005 debut, here in an extended album of playfully unexpected improv from four masterful players.
Repressed for the first time in 5 years, this was originally released in 2009, presenting six trademark Motorpsycho high energy rockers recorded by Steve Albini in his Chicago studio, referencing 60s and 70s rock in thick riffs and a powerful songs.
Recording in Brooklyn in 2014, this collaboration between Olive and Ben Owen presents four tracks of electronic improvisation using shortwave radio, oscillators, paper, contact microphones and magnetic pickups, creating a mysterious and well-paced album of sound experimentation.
Emphasizing the lyrical aspects of free jazz, the superb trio of Peter Brotzmann on alto & tenor sax and taragato, Fred Hopkins on bass, and Rashied Ali on drums, recorded this album in 1991, now remastered to bring this exceptional music back to the foreground.
Guitarist Stephen O'Malley meets UK free improvising drummer Steve Noble in Philadelphia PA to record this mammoth duo of sound and drone guitar with active, deep drumming, for a mesmerizing album of intense sound and rhythm.
Based in New York but recording this album live at the Velvet Lounge in Chicago in 1991, the quartet of Tom Bruno on drums, Matthew Hyner on bass, and both Daniel Carter and Sabir Mateen on sax & winds, present three extended improvisations of insanely great collective jazz.
April 2016 issue with Cecil Taylor on the cover; plus guitarist Mike Cooper; The Primer: J Dilla; Invisible Jukebox: Golden Teacher; Eartheater; Pigna; PJ Harvey; Signor Benedick The Moor; Lindafornia; plus live, video and recorded reviews, essays, comix, &c. &c.
Third collaboration between Keiji Haino, one of the most prolific artists of the Japanese experimental / noise scene, and the critically acclaimed ensemble Zeitkratzer, who enthuse with these stunning interpretations of Stockhausen compositions.
Thick, grungy, ecstatic free improvisation crossing into rock territory from the trio of Mats Gustafsson (The Thing) on sax, Brian Chippendale (Lightening Bolt) on drums, and Massimo Pupillo (Zu) on electric bass, a temporary project that evolved into a touring band.
Ecclectic rock composer Jono el Grande in a refined album borrowing from prog, Canterbury and RIO forms with references to Frank Zappa, Stravinsky, Magma, Henry Cow and Gentle Giant, creating a superb masterwork of instrumental and vocal rock orchestration.
The last recording from sound artist Zbigniew Karkowski (1958-2013), recording with Jean-Louis Huhta and Lars Akerlund at the EMS Studios in Stockholm for two large works, one a rich and varied work of noise, the other a diverse droning work of confrontational tones.
The second album from this Norwegian improvising power rock trio, blending the sounds of 70's instrumental rock with European Free Jazz sensibilities (especially from saxophonist Mathisen of The Core/Zanussi 5), using complex melodic heads to drive joyfully energetic soloing.
Saxophonist Ulrich Krieger in an experimental noise-metal saxophone solo album, a dark and brooding release using electric tenor saxophone, saxophone-controlled feedback, pedals, delays, and vocals to create a dark ambient reductionist soundscape.
Italian soprano saxophonist Gianni Mimmo meets Boston guitarist Garrison Fewell for 10 freely improvised duets of strong dialog balancing technical and lyrical skills with an ebullient intensity and warm spirit, engaging the listener in their joyful dialog.
Violinist Emanuele Parrini leads his quartet with Dimitiri Grechi Espinoz on alto sax, Giovanni Maier on double bass, and Andrea Melani on drums, performing Parrini's 3 part "The Blessed Prince", and original compositions from bassist Maier; lyrical and innovative modern jazz.
The magnetic heads on Takuji Naka's cassette decks and Tim Olive's magnetic pickups explain The New "Attractive" aspect of the title, as this duo use pliable metals, analog electronics and a battered spring reverb unit to create a unique journey in sound.