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Cassettes


 
AMK: Wiretap [CASSETTE] AMK:
Wiretap [CASSETTE]

(Banned Production -- USA )

Price: $3.90    

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Legendary sound artist AMK in a 6 track cassette release of sounds performed on records and record players with sources including Elvin Jones, Gary Madeley, Aston Barrestt, Carlton Barrett, Joe Higgs, John B, John Bonham, Keith Moon and Howard Stelzer.

Amalgamated / Odd Person : Anthropodermic Ixii [CASSETTE] Amalgamated / Odd Person :
Anthropodermic Ixii [CASSETTE]

(Bicephalic -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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Part of a series of 8 split release cassettes, all hand-painted & numbered; this release presents the collaborative long-form improvisation noise project Amalgamated backed with Odd Person, the ongoing project of Bicephalic label leader August Traeger.

Barabe, Charles : De la Fragilite [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Barabe, Charles :
De la Fragilite [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Victoriaville, Quebec electronic composer Charles Barbare creates abstract electroacoustic works, here in an impressive 6-movement work that covers a wide ground from minimalistic rhythmic sections to time-stretched voices and electronics to musique mystery, his inquisitive approach allowing his scores to unfold in decipherable, dramatic and coherent ways.

Barker Trio: Avert Your I [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Barker Trio:
Avert Your I [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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After releasing drummer Andrew Barker's duo with Daniel Carter, "Polyhedron", Astral Spirits takes on Barker's trio album with sidemen Michael Foster on tenor & soprano sax, plus electronics, and Tim Dahl on bass, Barker also adding synth & electronics, for an album of ruggedly intense, propulsive playing with a probing inquisitiveness.

Bouchons D'Oreilles / Warsaw Improvisers Orchestra: split [CASSETTE with download code] Bouchons D'Oreilles / Warsaw Improvisers Orchestra:
split [CASSETTE with download code]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $8.95    

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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.

Bruire: Muss Muss Hic! [CASSETTE] Bruire:
Muss Muss Hic! [CASSETTE]

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

Price: $14.95    

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Numbered edition of 250 cassette-only Bruire release

Chatoyant: Place Of Other Destination [CASSETTE w/ download] Chatoyant:
Place Of Other Destination [CASSETTE w/ download]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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With members of Wolf Eyes and Volebeats, Crime and the City Solution, &c. this Detroit quartet blends acoustic and electronic instruments in spontaneous composition with a rock aesthetics, a dark fusion of sound that plays both burning improv and mysterious soundscape.

Chefkirk / S27E152 : Immediate Shred [CASSETTE] Chefkirk / S27E152 :
Immediate Shred [CASSETTE]

(Bicephalic -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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Part of a series of 8 split release cassettes, hand-painted & numbered; Side A presents S27E152, aka Brisbane's Tristan Eyles, using field recordings and image synthesis; Side B is Chefkirk, aka Roger Smith, combining concrete sound with improvised drone and harsh electronics.

Chop Shop: Grey Area [CASSETTE] Chop Shop:
Grey Area [CASSETTE]

(Banned Production -- USA )

Price: $5.95    

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Grey is the color of these murky recordings from Scott Konzelmann, AKA Chop Shop, sounding like they were recorded inside a furnace with distant punctuation occasionally contributing to the gloom of this oppressive audio environment.

Clement, Joda / Mathieu Ruhlmann: Kindred [CASSETTE] Clement, Joda / Mathieu Ruhlmann:
Kindred [CASSETTE]

(Marginal Frequency -- USA )

Price: $8.95    

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A unique cover of Brian Eno's "Taking Tiger Mountain" using synthesizer, field recordings, electromagnetic feedback, treatments, objects, oscillators, shruti box, reel to reel, ukelin, guitar, piano, clarinet, cello and voice, from Joda Clement and Mathieu Ruhlmann joined by Cristian Alvear, Gregory Moskos, Alexandra Spence, Tim Clement, Judith Hamann and A.F. Jones.

Coltrane, Andrew : F.T.W. [CASSETTE] Coltrane, Andrew :
F.T.W. [CASSETTE]

(Banned Production -- USA )

Price: $4.95    

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Detroit sound artist Andrew Coltrane recorded this work of complex noise and feedback in Detroit in 2011, recording to 4-track cassette with instrumenation including saxophone, flute, bowed strings, voice, synthesizer, tape loops, short wave, field recordings, and electronics, creating a thickly detailed album of unpredictable yet uniquely organized sound.

Cornford, Stephen : Battery Acid [CASSETTE] Cornford, Stephen :
Battery Acid [CASSETTE]

(Banned Production -- USA )

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UK Sound experimenter Stephen Cornford took the bare wires of two microphone cables and submerged them in the cavaties of a large but run-down car battery, plugged it into a mixer, panned hard left and right and recorded, adding a 12 Volt trickle charger to the external terminals of the battery and made a second recording, the results heard here unchanged.

Crank Sturgeon: Unctuous Pedunce [CASSETTE] Crank Sturgeon:
Unctuous Pedunce [CASSETTE]

(Banned Production -- USA )

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Discursive and disruptive sound using voice,recordings, close micing, indecipherable sound sources, and the occassional oversaturated voice from Maine-based Matt Anderson, aka Crank Sturgeon; 9 strange recordings of assertive but mysterious intent that engage through their intriguing structures, the album named for an ingratiatingly flattering flower stalk.

Crazy Bread (Ryley Walker / Max Allison): Vocoder Divorce [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Crazy Bread (Ryley Walker / Max Allison):
Vocoder Divorce [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Recorded in one day without any overdubs, the duo of electric guitarist Ryley Walker and Maxwell Allison improvising on a cassette deck with pre-recorded tapes of synthesizer, drum machine, and loops, present a diverse and wildly schizophrenic collections of genres including drone ambience, krautrock, skronky juxtapostions, and free-jazz electronics.

Crumer, Jason: Gentrification Suite [CASSETTE] Crumer, Jason:
Gentrification Suite [CASSETTE]

(Banned Production -- USA )

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Jason Crumer (Aluminum Noise, Now in Darkness World stops turning, Reverse Baptism, &c) in 3 detailed sound works ranging from building quiet burbles to extreme noise responses, a wild ride from rich to stark sound.

DNMF (Machinefabriek + Dead Neanderthals): Smelter [CASSETTE] DNMF (Machinefabriek + Dead Neanderthals):
Smelter [CASSETTE]

(Tartarus Records -- Netherlands )

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The DNMF collaboration of Netherland's sonic experimenter Machinefabriek (Rutger Zuydervelt) and the Dead Neanderthals duo of saxophonist Otto Kokke and drummer Rene Aquarius, in their second album of heavy, droning style, reveling in a resonant, high-volume, long-form work of hypnotic sound merging metal, drone and dark ambience.

Dilloway, Aaron: Banned/Bent [CASSETTE] Dilloway, Aaron:
Banned/Bent [CASSETTE]

(Banned Production -- USA )

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Two sides of "Banned" and "Bent" from experimental sound artist Aaron Dilloway, using synthetic and sampled sounds to create a revolving audio excursion of bizarre sonic substance, thickly mysterious and satisfying.

Dimuzio, Thomas: Image Is Everything [CASSETTE] Dimuzio, Thomas:
Image Is Everything [CASSETTE]

(Banned Production -- USA )

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Two solo performances from Thomas Dimuzio performing at the Edinburgh Castle Tavern in San Francisco, powerful sonic work with long sustained textures and nuanced sound.

Dog Hallucination / Ichtyor Tides : Vergier Begets [CASSETTE] Dog Hallucination / Ichtyor Tides :
Vergier Begets [CASSETTE]

(Bicephalic -- USA )

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Part of a series of 8 split release cassettes, hand-painted & numbered; Side A is Dog Hallucination (D. Petri) for manipulated guitars, textural element, and organized sound; Side B is Ichtyor Tides (Nikola Akileus) for synthetic ambience, glitches, hazy drones, & field recordings.

East of the Valley Blues (Kevin & Patrick Cahill): Ressemblera [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] East of the Valley Blues (Kevin & Patrick Cahill):
Ressemblera [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Twin brothers Kevin and Patrick Cahill, AKA East of the Valley Blues, are a Toronto-based guitar duo who have released a series of albums blending country, folk and world approaches with a Fahey-esque overtone, here in an extended work of interactive playing that has a nearly telepathic feel in the give and take these two brothers bring to their instruments.

Ewen, Sandy / Damon Smith: Background Information [CASSETTE] Ewen, Sandy / Damon Smith:
Background Information [CASSETTE]

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Houston based guitarist Sandy Ewen met BPA label leader, bassist Damon Smith, to record these open-minded improvisations in the studio, with Smith also using 7 string electric upright bass, laptop, and field recordings played in real time.

Faint Glow / Justin Scott Gray : Quantum Ouch [CASSETTE] Faint Glow / Justin Scott Gray :
Quantum Ouch [CASSETTE]

(Bicephalic -- USA )

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Part of a series of 8 split release cassettes, hand-painted & numbered; Side A presents dark soundscapes from Jeff Winter, aka Faint Glow, in slowly unfolding electronic works; Side B a variety of electronic approaches from arpeggiated to slowly abrasive grumbling.

Farmer, Patrick : Wild Horses Think Of Nothing Else The Sea - Tape Readings [2 CASSETTES + TEXT] Farmer, Patrick :
Wild Horses Think Of Nothing Else The Sea - Tape Readings [2 CASSETTES + TEXT]

(Winds Measure -- USA )

Price: $21.95    

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During 2012 Patrick Farmer walked half of the Welsh Coast, writing a series of observations, which on this release are read in environmental settings by Antoine Beuger, Jeph Jerman, Bruno Guastalla, Sally Ann McIntyre, Holly Pester, Daniela Cascella, & Michael Pisaro.

Feeney, Tim: Burrow [CASSETTE] Feeney, Tim:
Burrow [CASSETTE]

(Marginal Frequency -- USA )

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Meridian percussionist and frequent collaborator with Vic Rawlings and Annie Lewandowski, Tim Feeney presents a fascinating solo album of "four improvised poundings" using "a drum, a pair of sticks, a metal plate, a pair of dowels, a heavy cymbal, a large room, a small squirrel, a static listening, a punishing listening, a boring listening, a quickening listening".

Flamingo Creatures: Fisch Versucht Das Sprechenlernen Flamingo Creatures:
Fisch Versucht Das Sprechenlernen

(Discombobulate -- Great Britain )

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Ten tracks of unusual electroacoustic experiments from the duo of Ronnie Oliveras and Ruth Maria Adam, using sound boxes and a variety of instruments to create a psychedelic yet embraceable set of recordings that leave the listener scratching their head but still grounded by tangible music, albeit in the strangest of settings.

Foster, Michael / Ben Bennett: In It [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Foster, Michael / Ben Bennett:
In It [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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The second release for the duo of Ben Bennett on drums, percussions and membranophones, and Michael Foster on tenor, soprano, sopranino saxophones and aerophone, in uniquely voiced improvisations that develop both carefully and, at times, erratically, but always with an ear to interesting dialog that captivates and confuses the listener.

Fraufraulein: Heavy Objects [CASSETTE] Fraufraulein:
Heavy Objects [CASSETTE]

(Marginal Frequency -- USA )

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The duo of Brooklyn electronics, field recording, bass guitar and french horn artists Billy Gomberg and Anne Guthrie, using musical and abstract sounds to create something between the concrete textures of field recording and spontaneous composition, presenting restrained yet detailed sound that engages the listener through transition and mystery.

Garcia, Miguel A. / August Traeger : Absquatulate Azimuth [CASSETTE] Garcia, Miguel A. / August Traeger :
Absquatulate Azimuth [CASSETTE]

(Bicephalic -- USA )

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Part of a series of 8 split release cassettes, hand-painted & numbered; Side A presents a 3-part work and an extended track from electro-acoustic improviser Miguel A. Garcia; side B presents 3 tracks from Bicephalic label leader August Traeger using contact mic and broken instruments.

Gen Ken & AMK: Smile [CASSETTE] Gen Ken & AMK:
Smile [CASSETTE]

(Banned Production -- USA )

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A collaboration of NYC sound artist Gen Ken Montgomery (Generator) and West Coast sound improviser AMK (Anthony Michael King), in an extended work of electronic improvisation presented over two cassette sides, a varied program that never overloads its listeners.

Grollman, David : My Shit [CASSETTE] Grollman, David :
My Shit [CASSETTE]

(Wee Space Tapes -- USA )

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The title and album cover give no clue to David Grollman's actual intent in creating this layered work of ambient recordings and percussive sounds, using drums, percussion, percussive balloons, and voice recordings to create a uniquely opaque narrative of NYC.

Guthrie, Will : 6 Days into 8 [CASSETTE] Guthrie, Will :
6 Days into 8 [CASSETTE]

(Careful Catalog -- USA )

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The sixth set performed during an 8-day tour of Japan in 2018 by Australian drummer / percussionist Will Guthrie (Ames Room, The Sommes Ensemble) took place at 0g in Osaka, captured here as a 32 minute set of vigorous playing tempered with introspective passages, using powerful technique and unorthodox approaches to his kit; cathartic and captivating.

HMS (Joe Houpert / Nathan McLaughlin / Erich Steiger): Tetrad [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] HMS (Joe Houpert / Nathan McLaughlin / Erich Steiger):
Tetrad [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Blurring the lines between experimental music, improv, and composition, the trio of Joe Houpert, Nathan McLaughlin, and Erich Steiger use the studio to rework their improvisations, accenting aspects of the acoustic and electronic elements and morphing them in unexpected ways; "think Henry Flynt meets Cluster meets Revolutionary Ensemble".

Haters, The: Loud Luggage Booming Baggage [CASSETTE] Haters, The:
Loud Luggage Booming Baggage [CASSETTE]

(Banned Production -- USA )

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Hollywood, California-based media artist, writer, and filmmaker GX Jupitter-Larsen's project The Haters in a cassette release of cyclical noise, the title an apt description of the sound, like a baggage compartment on a train in transit as the wheels thunder in metallic rhythm in a trance of thick harmonics.

Hayward, Robin: Rubble Master [CASSETTE] Hayward, Robin:
Rubble Master [CASSETTE]

(Cassauna -- USA )

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Microtonal tubist Robin Hayward in a solo cassette release of two extended explorations of noise production, with the lips and tongue acting as noise generators that are filtered using half-valve techniques, using live electronics to create hallucinatory effects of motion.

Hearts & Minds (Jason Stein / Paul Giallorenzo / Chad Taylor): Electroradiance [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Hearts & Minds (Jason Stein / Paul Giallorenzo / Chad Taylor):
Electroradiance [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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The second album from this New York and Chicago trio of bass clarinetist Jason Stein, keyboardist Paul Giallorenzo, and drummer Chad Taylor (replacing Frank Rosaly), a funky mix of jazz, electronics and rock that plays free but also melodically, absorbing styles and turning them into an upbeat, rhythmically exciting and lyrically effusive album.

Hoffman, Nick : Salamander [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD CODE] Hoffman, Nick :
Salamander [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD CODE]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )

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The first full-length release from sound experimenter Nick Hoffman since 2014, this professional cassette release uses customized generative software (Side A) and recordings of electric fan motors and metallic objects (Side B) to create unusual sound worlds comprised of concrete and abstract sounds in fascinatingly obscure and captivating narratives.

Hooker, William  Trio (Feat. Ava Mendoza / Damon Smith): Remembering [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Hooker, William Trio (Feat. Ava Mendoza / Damon Smith):
Remembering [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Downtown NY drummer William Hooker leads a trio with West Coast players, Damon Smith on double bass and Ava Mendoza on guitar, for a live album at New York University in 2017 that blends free jazz and avant rock forms to create something unique and powerful, yet filled with moments of intrinsic beauty and drama, a great amalgamation of free playing.

Hutchinson, Hal: Factory Metal Sound [CASSETTE] Hutchinson, Hal:
Factory Metal Sound [CASSETTE]

(Banned Production -- USA )

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British noise artist Hal Hutchinson (Der Bunker Records) in a record of apparent field recordings of metallic factory sounds, a machinist's daydream of rotating and subdued lathe sounds, each side of the cassette with a distinct timbre and recording ambiance as the mysterious sounds provide a cantankerously complex set of audio environments.

Hvizdalek / Nergaard / Tavil / Garner: Juxtaposition [CASSETTE] Hvizdalek / Nergaard / Tavil / Garner:
Juxtaposition [CASSETTE]

(Nakama Records -- Norway )

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Sonic sources of a wide variety of timbre, rhythm and tone, mixed with voice, feedback, even bird sounds, make up the strata of this intriguing album from Oslo Improvisers Agnes Hvizdalek (voice), Magnus Skavhaug Nergaard (electric bass, electronics, field recordings), Utku Tavil (snare drum, no input mixer, sampler), and Natali Abrahamsen Garner (voice, electronics).

If, Bwana: Mannsized [CASSETTE] If, Bwana:
Mannsized [CASSETTE]

(Banned Production -- USA )

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Two recordings from live performances at Frantasia Festival, Livermore Falls, Maine in 2009 between sound artist Al Margolis and Chris Mann providing voice and texts.

Illusion Of Safety: Children Of The Fear Of Truth [CASSETTE] Illusion Of Safety:
Children Of The Fear Of Truth [CASSETTE]

(Banned Production -- USA )

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Los Angeles experimental sound artists Illusion of Safety (Daniel Burke-guitar, modular, samples; Mitch Enderle-dirty bass spring; Mark Klein-guitar; Mark Sorensen) in a 5 track cassette of ominous industrial sound, bridging free-form work with rhythmic passages.

Irving, Tony  / Massimo Magee: The Fog [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Irving, Tony / Massimo Magee:
The Fog [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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London scene free players since the 90s, drummer Tony Irving and alto saxophonist Massimo Magee, both of the improvisation duo Ascension, meet in the studio to record seven distinctive and quirky dialogs of strong technical skill, Irving often thundering over Magee's strangling runs and melodic diversions and asides; powerful and unpredictable.

Jackson / Baker / Kirshner: The Noisy Miner  [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE] Jackson / Baker / Kirshner:
The Noisy Miner [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Chicago mainstays Keefe Jackson on tenor and sopranino sax, Jim Baker on piano and synths, and Julian Kirshner on drums, are caught live at the Constellation in 2015 for a forceful, demanding yet lyrical set of free improvisations, a great example of the fertile Chicago scene.

Jefferson, Larry: Journey [CASSETTE] Jefferson, Larry:
Journey [CASSETTE]

(Rollax Records -- USA )

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Electronic Artist Larry Jefferson explores issues of philosophy and loss and this is reflected in this collection of 9 songs & music in a professionally manufactured cassette.

Jerman, Jeph / Steve Jansen: Second First [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Jerman, Jeph / Steve Jansen:
Second First [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(That's Cool Records -- USA )

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Two live performances of objects, tapes, devices and guitar from the duo of Steve Jansen and Jeph Jerman: "Second" captured at a "homecore" performance during the 2016 Idea Festival in Houston, TX, and "First" recorded at the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, TX during the same festival; consuming and stunning journeys in sound.

Jerman, Jeph: Rundle [CASSETTE] Jerman, Jeph:
Rundle [CASSETTE]

(Banned Production -- USA )

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Kahn, Jason: Walcheturm [CASSETTE] Kahn, Jason:
Walcheturm [CASSETTE]

(Banned Production -- USA )

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Two pieces recorded in the Kustraum Walchetrum in Zurich, using a mixing board, contact microphone, radio and electro magnetic conductor, recording the resulting work with several microphones and line input to reflect direct and spacial aspects of the sound.

Kruger, Carl / NJ9842 : 1/11-GR Opal [CASSETTE] Kruger, Carl / NJ9842 :
1/11-GR Opal [CASSETTE]

(Bicephalic -- USA )

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Part of a series of 8 split release cassettes, hand-painted & numbered; Side A is our very own Carl Kruger for improvised, manipulated acoustic recordings through an unusual peep hole; the mysterious NJ9842 presents a lurching sound collage of unusual sources.

Kurdi, Muyassar / Nicholas Jozwiak: Intersections & Variations [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Kurdi, Muyassar / Nicholas Jozwiak:
Intersections & Variations [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Interdisciplinary vocalist Muyassar Kurdi and Chicago-born, NY-based cellist Nicholas Jozwiak use the ambient sounds of their recording spaces in Brooklyn to add a presence to their introspective dialogs that take an almost devout approach to their calmly measured performances, making an intimate and evocative album of unorthodox improvisation.

Lepage, Robert Marcel: Les Metamorphoses Clandestines [CASSETTE] Lepage, Robert Marcel:
Les Metamorphoses Clandestines [CASSETTE]

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Limited edition of 250, cassette-only release from 1990 from this important Quebecois composer and player.

Liedwart, Kurt : Mare [CASSETTE] Liedwart, Kurt :
Mare [CASSETTE]

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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Sound explorer Kurt Liedwart compiles a cassette release from works he composed during 2015 to 2017 using mostly sound sources from electronics and synthesizers and based on studio improvisations, presented as six compositions of noise, drones, polyrhythmic excursions, glitchy playing on modular synth, processed field recordings, &c &c.

Lopez, Brandon : quoniam facta sum vilis [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Lopez, Brandon :
quoniam facta sum vilis [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Recorded mostly in the May Funerary Chapel in Chicago's Rosehill Cemetery, and partially in Brooklyn's Issue Project Room, NY bassist Brandon Lopez wrote these intense solo compositions for double bass as a response to the musical intention of Bach's cello suites by creating an inversion, seeking beauty amidst violence and erratic approaches.

Lopez, Francisco : Paris Hiss [CASSETTE] Lopez, Francisco :
Paris Hiss [CASSETTE]

(Banned Production -- USA )

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Francisco Lopez created this work by dubbing a blank cassette back and forth for hundreds of generations in real time with no noise reduction; this is the reissue of the original 1997 release.

Mako Sica / Hamid Drake: Ronda [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Mako Sica / Hamid Drake:
Ronda [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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The long-running Chicago free-rock trio Mako Sica currently comprised of Przemyslaw Drazek (trumpet & guitar), Brent Fuscaldo (guitar) and Chaetan Newell (drums & piano) are joined by free improvising legend Hamid Drake on drum kit, tablas and frame drum for a beautiful and rich album of genre merging, spiritually warm, primarily instrumental music, inclusive and persuasive.

Mazurek, Rob: Chimeric Stoned Horn [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD + 3D GLASSES] Mazurek, Rob:
Chimeric Stoned Horn [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD + 3D GLASSES]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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The 2nd part of Chicago trumpeter Rob Mazurek's Astral Spirits series that started with "Vortice of the Faun", Mazurek performing on piccolo trumpet, electronics, voice, and percussion in a detailed journey, released alongside Mazurek's art opening "Constellation Scores" at URDLA, the cover showing two 3-D prints and the package comes with glasses to view them.

Sturge Anthony &McKenzie II, Donald   (w/ Nels Cline, Arnold Lee, Melvin Gibbs, David Hofstra, Verno Sturge Anthony &McKenzie II, Donald (w/ Nels Cline, Arnold Lee, Melvin Gibbs, David Hofstra, Vernon Reid, CX Kidtronik):
Silenced [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

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A six track album from drummer Donald Sturge Anthony McKenzie II written about the abuse of force from those charged to protect us, in a series of duos with amazing performances from guitarist Nels Cline, saxophonist Arnold Lee, bassist Melvin Gibbs, bassist Dave Hofstra, guitarist Vernon Reid, and drummer/keyboardist CX KIDTRONIX; disturbing and important work.

Millions, Kenny / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter: Fuck Music... Tell Jokes - You'll Make More Money [CA Millions, Kenny / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter:
Fuck Music... Tell Jokes - You'll Make More Money [CASSETTE]

(Unhinged -- USA )

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Including twisted introductions and between-tune raw discussion and "jokes", the free jazz trio of New York saxophonist and bass clarinetist Kenny Millions, bassist Damon Smith on amplified double bass, and drummer Weasel Walters take the stage in Bushwick, Brooklyn as they shred their way through a 47 minute set of serious free playing, informed and on fire.

Mochizuki, Harutaka : Through The Glass [CASSETTE] Mochizuki, Harutaka :
Through The Glass [CASSETTE]

(Armageddon Nova -- Japan )

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Multi-instrumentalist improviser Harutaka Mochizuki releases this solo album performing on saxophone, performing two extended improvisations that explore the instrument as a whole, producing unusual sounds from the physical and mechanical aspects of the horn alongside more traditional playing, using an expanded range of dynamics to build tension and interest.

Mockunas, Liudas / Jacek Mazurkiewicz / Hakon Berre: Live In Warsaw [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Mockunas, Liudas / Jacek Mazurkiewicz / Hakon Berre:
Live In Warsaw [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Lithunian reedist Liudas Mockunas, Polish bassist and electronicist Jacek Mazurkiewicz (3Fonia, Warsaw Improvisers Orchestra, Modular String Trio) and Norwegian drummer Hakon Berre (Aram Shelton, Susana Santos Silva) are captured live in Warsaw at Mozg in 2015 for three exploratory improvisations with Mockunas on clarinet, soprano & tenor saxes.

Monas (Fisher / DeBlase / Millions): Freedom [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Monas (Fisher / DeBlase / Millions):
Freedom [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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With connections from both the free jazz and improvising rock scene, including Borbetomagus, Many Arms, Caribou, Anthony Braxton, William Parker, Zevious, &c, the trio of Colin Fisher (saxophone, guitar), Johnny DeBlase (electric bass) and Kid Millions (drums) debut their Monas project of intense, electronically spiked, free form improvisation.

More Eaze / A.F. Jones & Steve Flato: Split Release [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] More Eaze / A.F. Jones & Steve Flato:
Split Release [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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A split tape from Austin-based More Eaze (aka Marcus Rubio) and San Diego-based duo A.F. Jones and Steve Flato, More Eaze presenting a work of surprising twists, drone, and audio turns; Jones & Flato create an electronic composition of strange detail using a wide auditory palette encompassing the lowest to highest tones.

Mr. Stonecipher Vs. Somnaphon: The Horsemaster's Daughter [CASSETTE] Mr. Stonecipher Vs. Somnaphon:
The Horsemaster's Daughter [CASSETTE]

(910 Noise -- USA )

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A cassette release joining 910 Noise and Ack Recordings from Ryan Lewis and August Traeger, harsh American noise that "will destroy the speakers" (Feast of Hate and Fear).

Mutual Process: Untitled [CASSETTE] Mutual Process:
Untitled [CASSETTE]

(Discombobulate -- Great Britain )

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A collaboration mixing improvisation with sound & noise from sound artist Adam Denton, working primarily with the slithery tones that live within improvisation, and Sean Cotterill, whose work straddles the ocean of skronk guitar to live programming 'ones' and 'zeros'.

Myers, David Lee: Superpositions [CASSETTE with Download Code] Myers, David Lee:
Superpositions [CASSETTE with Download Code]

(Cronica -- USA )

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David Lee Myers, AKA Arcane Device, explores feedback in its most beautiful forms, over decades developing systems to capture the microscopic edges of errant signals and convert them into lovely long tones, using a series of matrix mixers to manipulate them in real time, creating works of fragile charm, impressive interstices of rhythm, and gorgeous melodic nodes.

Nakatani, Tatsuya: Nakatani Gong Orchestra [CASSETTE] Nakatani, Tatsuya:
Nakatani Gong Orchestra [CASSETTE]

(TAIGA -- USA )

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Excerpts from drummer/percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani's 2012 Taiga release on cassette, presenting pieces from his Gong Orchestra project, where Nakatani takes his large collection of gongs on the road and teaches members of the community how to bow, strike, and follow his conduction, creating an amazing ritual of sound.

Nakatani, Tatsuya: Nakatani Mixtape Vol 1 - 2018 [CASSETTE] Nakatani, Tatsuya:
Nakatani Mixtape Vol 1 - 2018 [CASSETTE]

(Nakatani-Kobo -- USA )

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A series of recordings from percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani's many travels in the US and Canada, both live and in the studio, with solo work and duos with Mark Molnar on cello, Mark Weaver on tuba, Gil Selinger on cello, Bonnie Kane on amplified saxophone and flute, and Rhonda Taylor on baritone saxophone.

Odd Person / Miguel A. Garcia: NOOSPHERTILIZER V [CASSETTE + ART BOOKLET] Odd Person / Miguel A. Garcia:
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(Aubjects -- USA )

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A split cassette and art booklet from US sound artists August Traeger performing as Odd Person, and Spanish sound artist Miguel A. Garcia, presenting works of experimental electronic sound, both diverse and extensive journeys through unusual sonic worlds.

Owen, Ben : Birds And Water, 2&3 (For Cassette)  [CASSETTE] Owen, Ben :
Birds And Water, 2&3 (For Cassette) [CASSETTE]

(Winds Measure -- USA )

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Brooklyn-based Ben Owen recorded this work in 2010 at the Experimental Television Center in Owego, NY, presenting the original work "Birds And Water" and two edits, which are mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi.

PCRV: Mobility [CASSETTE] PCRV:
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(Banned Production -- USA )

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Thick fuzzy sound with subliminal interventions and a subsumed squiggly lead line makes the first side of this cassette release from American sound artist Matt Taggart, AKA PCRV, balanced by a ringing work of ambient harmonics that creates beautiful hypnotic tone textures that shifts slowly with illusional transitions.

Pisaro / Chabala: Black, White, Red, Green, Blue (Voyelles) [CASSETTE] Pisaro / Chabala:
Black, White, Red, Green, Blue (Voyelles) [CASSETTE]

(Winds Measure Recordings -- USA )

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Guitarist Barry Chabala's interpretation of composer Pisaro's piece, instructing the performer on structure and pitch but allowing the precise timing and sound to the player; plus a reworking of Chabala's recording taking advantage of cassette hiss and sine tones.

Polyorchard: Red October [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD] Polyorchard:
Red October [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD]

(Out and Gone Music -- USA )

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Polyorchard founder and double bassist David Menestres leads the quartet of Jeb Bishop on trombone, Shawn Galvin on percussion, and Laurent Estoppey on saxophone, using skills drawn from both improvisation and compositional music to present six free dialogs showing intent listening amongst the four as they create complex, interweaving, sophisticated statements; impressive!

Pregnant Spore: I Am in Love with My Own Sins [CASSETTE] Pregnant Spore:
I Am in Love with My Own Sins [CASSETTE]

(Banned Production -- USA )

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Pregnant Spore is Justin Marc Lloyd, Chicago-based experimental noise artist who performs under a variety of monikers, here in a rapid-paced album of rich and ruptured sound, unusual rhythmic sources, reverse phonetics, quickly changing pace and direction while maintaining an odd sense of cohesion; fascinating and perplexing.

Promute / Homogenized Terrestrials: Infrared Dynamo [CASSETTE] Promute / Homogenized Terrestrials:
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(Bicephalic -- USA )

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Part of a series of 8 split release cassettes, all hand-painted & numbered; Side A is Promute (Shaun Sanders) using homemade instruments in a live recording of strange distractions; B is Phillip Klampe (Homogenized Terrestrials) in a rich electronic work.

Rankin-Parker/Pearce: Odd Hits [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE] Rankin-Parker/Pearce:
Odd Hits [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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An exhilarating and unusual set of duos for drum and cello from Daniel Pierce and Teddy Rankin-Parker, the latter known for Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble, ICE, and work with Primus; together they deliver intense and captivating polyrhythms and unexpected string sonics.

Rempis / Piet / Daisy: Throw Tomatoes [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Rempis / Piet / Daisy:
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(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Bringing together two live shows from 2017 of the trio of Chicago luminaries, Dave Rempis on saxophones, Tim Daisy on drums, and Matt Piet on piano, in an exhilarating album of free jazz that shows the excitement of all three in what are only their 3rd and 4th live gigs together, each driving the other to enthusiastic heights amidst contemplative and playful moments.

 

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