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Acoustmatic Electronic Composition


 
Aarni, Olli: Mustikoita Ja Kissankelloja [VINYl] Aarni, Olli:
Mustikoita Ja Kissankelloja [VINYl]

(Mappa -- Slovokia )

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Translating to "Blueberries and cat bells", Finnish electronic composer Olli Aarni's sound world is quick paced and surprisingly dense considering an overall feeling of brightness, sounds flashing and swirling by in strange segments of acousmatic exhilaration, pausing form moments before seizing his listener once more with swift streams of alien soundscapes; brilliant.

Dafeldecker, Werner: Parallel Darks [VINYL] Dafeldecker, Werner:
Parallel Darks [VINYL]

(Room40 -- Australia )

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Viennese-born, Berlin-based electro-acoustic composer Werner Dafeldecker (Polwechsel, Fennesz, &c) creates an intense and beautiful musique concrete and acousmatic journey in two parts, examining "perspective, extreme subjectivity and the specters that haunt our auditory worlds" through mysterious sound and enveloping sonic construction, a profound and riveting work.

Degrassi, Franco: rage Degrassi, Franco:
rage

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Acousmatic work from electronic composer Degrassi: two serial pieces using algorithmic software, an elabration of recorded sounds, and an improvisation using real-time synthesizers.

Dockstader, Tod: Aerial 1 [VINYL 2 LPs] Dockstader, Tod:
Aerial 1 [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Important Records -- USA )

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The first in a 3-part series of vinyl releases for Tod Dockstader's "Aerial 1-3", his major work of electronic drone environments developed over 15 years, using over 90 hours of shortwave radio sources, cross signals and fragments, creating vast atmospheric clouds from which emerge voices, mutated conversations and unexpected patterns; amazing!

Ease: Klaus Filip / Noid: No No No, No Ease: Klaus Filip / Noid:
No No No, No

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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An anniversary release for the 10 year collaboration of Ease, the duo of Klaus Filip and Noid, using Filip's ppooll software (formerly lloopp) to tailor both pure electronic sound and modified field recordings into subtle and mysterious sound environments.

Ferreyra, Beatriz: Echos+ [VINYL] Ferreyra, Beatriz:
Echos+ [VINYL]

(Room40 -- Australia )

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Presenting three of Argentine-born, French-based composer Beatriz Ferreyra's most engaging compositions, fascinating works of musique concrète and acousmatic music that both entertain and startle the listener in sound that is enigmatic and easily embraceable, particularly the opening piece "Echos" deconstructing voice, song and laughter in remarkable ways.

Fictive Five, The (Ochs / Wooley / Filiano / Niggenkemper / Eisenstadt): Anything Is Possible Fictive Five, The (Ochs / Wooley / Filiano / Niggenkemper / Eisenstadt):
Anything Is Possible

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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A tour-de-force of modern creative jazz from the quintet of Larry Ochs on tenor & sopranino saxophones, Nate Wooley on trumpet, Ken Filiano on bass & effects, Pascal Niggenkemper on bass & effects, and Harris Eisenstadt on drums, the familiar history of the musicians and the staggering skill of each bearing out the album's title, in 2 collective and 3 Ochs compositions.

IQ+1: Conversaphone Plus [VINYL] IQ+1:
Conversaphone Plus [VINYL]

(Mappa -- Slovokia )

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Describing their approach to their submersive electroacoustic music as a seance, the Czech Republic septet IQ+1 with Peter Vrba, George Bagdasarov, Veronika Hladka, Jana Kneschke, Michal Zboril, and Katerina Bilejova release their 3rd album, a mix of strings, trumpet, clarinet, harmonium, synth, electronics & field recordings, creating a virtual acousmatic music of great detail.

Kesten, Christian & Mark Trayle / Annette Krebs : Berlin series No. 2 Kesten, Christian & Mark Trayle / Annette Krebs :
Berlin series No. 2

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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The Second in a series of split discs highlighting the experimental music scene in Berlin, presenting a solo work by Annette Krebs, and a powerful duo for voice and electronics by Christian Kesten and Mark Trayle."

Lariviere, Regis Renouard: Contree [VINYL] Lariviere, Regis Renouard:
Contree [VINYL]

(Recollection GRM -- Austria )

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Acousmatic compositions--works of sound having no relationship to concrete elements--from French composer Regis Renouard Lariviere, using bold sounds structures in three major works from 2002, 2010 & 2013, each exploring sonic environments affected by tone, timbre, time and pitch in fascinating and gripping ways; profoundly interesting and otherworldy.

Loriot / Vincent: Bobun: Suite pour Machines a meche Loriot / Vincent:
Bobun: Suite pour Machines a meche

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The string duo Bobun celebrates ten years of creative collaboration with this six piece suite, a studio recording of diverse improvisations that runs the gamut from lowercase minimalism to dense and technically exuberant interaction.

Loriot, Frantz : Reflections on an Introspective Path Loriot, Frantz :
Reflections on an Introspective Path

(Neither/Nor Records -- USA )

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French-Japanese violist Frantz Loriot's first solo album takes the viola into unusual territory, using an acousmatic approach to create music and sounds with no visual reference by transforming the sound of the viola through preparations and remarkable extended techniques, layering and assembling his works to create concrete statements of movement.

Loriot, Frantz / Christian Wolfarth: The Call [VINYL] Loriot, Frantz / Christian Wolfarth:
The Call [VINYL]

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Two unconventional and experimenting improvisers--French-Japanese violist Frantz Loriot and Swiss percussionist Christian Wolfarth--in a deceptive album of acoustic improvisation that elusively takes on electric qualities in the hands of these two innovators, seducing the listener through unusual twists and turns of perfectly paced interactions.

Maguire, Phil  / James L. Malone: Working Title Maguire, Phil / James L. Malone:
Working Title

(Confront -- UK )

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Phil Maguire (Verz label) exchanges abstract electronics from a variety of lo-fi devices with glitch and aberrant guitarist James L. Malone, a London improviser who has worked with Eddie Prevost, Phil Durrant, Steve Beresford and Adam Bohman, as the two trade strange sonic disruptions, avoiding pandemonium, instead using noise in pointed discourse.

Massaro, Francesco: Maniera Nera Massaro, Francesco:
Maniera Nera

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Translating to "Black Manner", saxophonist and electroacoustic artist Francesco Massaro, a member of the Italian band Bestiario, presents a dark and troubling album of intense and power solo saxophone and acousmatic accompaniment, which he refers to as "fixed media", each of the 8 pieces referencing musicians including Lenoci, La Volpe, &c.; enigmatic and superb.

Parmegiani, Bernard: Memoire Magnetique, Vol.1 [VINYL] Parmegiani, Bernard:
Memoire Magnetique, Vol.1 [VINYL]

(Transversales Disques -- France )

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Covering the period of 1966-1990 of French Acousmatic composer and electronic music pioneer Bernard Parmegiani, this 1st volume of "Memoire Magnetique" presents never-released commercial and secret music, 17 short but intensely creative compositions that reveal a wealth of compositional strategies composed for film and performance.

Parmegiani, Bernard: Violostries [VINYL] Parmegiani, Bernard:
Violostries [VINYL]

(Recollection GRM -- Austria )

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Three works from Italian composer and sound artist Bernard Parmegiani, the title track "Violostries" performed with violinist Devy Erlih and Parmegiani on sound projection, intersecting several of Parmegiani's research concepts and presented as simultaneous dialogues; plus "Capture Ephemere" an active acousmatic work; and the rotating composition "La Roue Ferri".

Petit, Philippe : Ear Me In Petit, Philippe :
Ear Me In

(Bolt -- Poland )

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Composer Petit in an opus dealing with the dynamic of resonance and its incidences: a microphonic exploration of a single sound body made to resonate by means of different types of percussion, building a dramatic story from sampled and processed percussive elements.

Piotrowicz, Robert / Lukas Jincka: Samoobrona [VINYL] Piotrowicz, Robert / Lukas Jincka:
Samoobrona [VINYL]

(Bolt -- Poland )

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Helmut Kajzar's theatrical play with themes of physicality and death with sound performed on synthesizers and electronics, in it's 4th recording including stage directions in the narrative (in Polish) with an insert providing English translations of a selection of dialog.

Polwechsel / Klaus Lang: Unseen Polwechsel / Klaus Lang:
Unseen

(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd -- Austria )

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The innovative acoustic free improvising ensemble Polwechsel, bridging contemporary music and free improvisation in ways that sound deceptively electroacoustic and comprised of Michael Moser on cello, Werner Dafeldecker on double bass, and Martin Brandlmayr & Burkhard Beins on cymbals & percussion, are joined by Klaus Lang performing on the church organ of St. Lambrecht's Abbey.

Roigk, Stefan : Suffering For The Promised [VINYL] Roigk, Stefan :
Suffering For The Promised [VINYL]

(Fragment Factory -- Germany )

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Multi-disciplinary artist living in Berlin, Stefan Roigk developed "Suffering For The Promised" over a 14 year period, composing this large work of acousmatic music as an atmospherically intense yet utterly fragile piece, combining concrete sounds, field recordings and devotional vocal fragments in an eclectic and highly intimate composition of great depth and detail.

Tereshkova (Jeff Lane): Chunks of Monochrome Rainbows [DOUBLE CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD] Tereshkova (Jeff Lane):
Chunks of Monochrome Rainbows [DOUBLE CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Portland Oregon composer and sound artist Jeff Lane, co-founder of the Chicago/Portland record label Never Anything, as his alter-ego Tereshkova in a large work of electronic composition, part concrete, part acousmatic, spanning two cassettes with four side-long pieces, each an extended journey in mood, motion, perplexing sources and embrace-ably interesting.

Various Artists: 30 Jahre Inventionen 1982-2012 [2 CDs + DVD] Various Artists:
30 Jahre Inventionen 1982-2012 [2 CDs + DVD]

(Edition Rz -- Germany )

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Two re-releases of Edition RZ LPs that are now available in this double CD box with additional tracks, as well as a mainly acousmatic DVD that features electronic tracks by a variety of electroacoustic composers.

Various Artists: Victoriaville Matiere Sonore Various Artists:
Victoriaville Matiere Sonore

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )

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Francisco Lopez initiated this project in 2006 with the Pogus CD "Montreal Sound Matter", now expanded into an acousmatic group of linked tracks from a group of impressive sound artists.

Mateen, Sabir / Patrick Holmes / Federico Ughi : Survival Situation [VINYL LP + DOWNLOAD] Mateen, Sabir / Patrick Holmes / Federico Ughi :
Survival Situation [VINYL LP + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

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Having played together in a variety of settings, but never as a trio, saxophonist Sabir Mateen, clarinetist Patrick Holmes and drummer Federico Ughi met in a recording studio in Tuscany, Italy to record this album of wide-ranging free improvisation, Mateen's Farfisa playing and vocal declamations bringing a Sun Ra element to the vehement and profound dialog.

Pinkish Black & Yells at Eels: Vanishing Light... Pinkish Black & Yells at Eels:
Vanishing Light...

(Ayler -- France )

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Trumpeter Dennis Gonzalez merges his Yells at Eel project with bassist Aaron Gonzalez and drummer/percussionist Stefan Gonzalez, with Texas-based experimental rock band Pinkish Black--Daron Beck on keyboards and Jon Teague on drums & synthesizers--for a gripping and masterful hybrid of improvisation, dark synthetic rock and heavy moods; a riveting journey.

Smith, Damon: Whatever Is Not Stone Is Light Smith, Damon:
Whatever Is Not Stone Is Light

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Taking his title from a poem by Octavio Paz with titles from translations by Lysander Kemp of other Octavio Paz poems, this solo album from double bassist Damon Smith is his definitive statement on the instrument: 23 tracks from 46 seconds to 5 minutes 50, developed over 15 years and displaying Smith's incredible technique and creative intent; incomparable.



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Polwechsel / Klaus Lang: Unseen

Fictive Five, The (Ochs / Wooley / Filiano / Niggenkemper / Eisenstadt): Anything Is Possible

Brotzmann, Peter / Lonberg-Holm, Fred: Memories Of A Tunicate

Laubrock, Ingrid / Kris Davis: Blood Moon

Various Artists: 30 Jahre Inventionen 1982-2012 [2 CDs + DVD]

Pinkish Black & Yells at Eels: Vanishing Light...

Smith, Damon: Whatever Is Not Stone Is Light

Ferreyra, Beatriz: Echos+ [VINYL]

Loriot, Frantz / Christian Wolfarth: The Call [VINYL]

Ease: Klaus Filip / Noid: No No No, No

Parmegiani, Bernard: Violostries [VINYL]

Loriot, Frantz : Reflections on an Introspective Path

IQ+1: Conversaphone Plus [VINYL]

Petit, Philippe : Ear Me In

Loriot / Vincent: Bobun: Suite pour Machines a meche

Dockstader, Tod: Aerial 1 [VINYL 2 LPs]

Bayle, Francois: Tremblements [VINYL]

Maguire, Phil / James L. Malone: Working Title

Lariviere, Regis Renouard: Contree [VINYL]

Various Artists: Victoriaville Matiere Sonore