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Electro-Acoustic Improv


 
Plan B (Joe Mcphee / James Keepnews / David Berger): From Outer Space [VINYL with DOWNLOAD] Plan B (Joe Mcphee / James Keepnews / David Berger):
From Outer Space [VINYL with DOWNLOAD]

(Roaratorio -- USA )

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Spinning an unusual story, the trio of saxophonist and pocket trumpeter Joe McPhee, guitarist and laptop artist James Keepnews, and drummer David Berger envision the first encounter between alien life and a delegation of earthlings, while giving a nod to jazz's original man from another planet, Sun Ra, with a side-long suite dedicated to him.

Blonk, Jaap / Terrie Ex: Thirsty Ears Blonk, Jaap / Terrie Ex:
Thirsty Ears

(Terp Records -- Netherlands )

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Ex guitarist Terrie Ex improvises with Dutch sound poet and electronicist Jaap Blonk for 9 stories and sonic works, using unusual phonetic interpretations in strange stories with electronic asides and interventions, a truly unique album drawing on the evolution of their duo since 2012 that includies performances in Ex's Ethiopian "Soundpoetry" series of concerts and workshops.

Fraqx (Frank Crijns / Jacq Palinckx): Fraqx Fraqx (Frank Crijns / Jacq Palinckx):
Fraqx

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Fraqx, the Netherlands duo of guitarists Jacq Palinckx and Frank Crijns, both on electric guitar and "devices", debut their collaboration with this 7-part journey of rich deformations, from raw visceral energy to subdued experimentation, a diverse set of textures and powerful playing from two players with a long history of unusual improvisation.

Luchese / Kaptra: 777+2 Per Aspera ad Astra Luchese / Kaptra:
777+2 Per Aspera ad Astra

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Visual artists Maria Lucchese is also a multi-instrumentalist and voice performer based in Berlin, working with Gio Kaptra, a filmmaker, visual artist and scientist based in Urbino, take their listeners on a 7 part cosmic exploration using tibetan bells, theremin, voice, modular synth, breath and sound processing, the title translating to "through hardships to the stars".

Schindler, Udo / Korhan Erel : leben | nebel Schindler, Udo / Korhan Erel :
leben | nebel

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Live at the 66th SALON fur Klang+Kunst in Krailling, Munich, Germany finds festival leader Udo Schindler on cornet, bass, contrabass clarinet, soprano saxophone in a duo with Berlin-based Istanbul-born computer musician Korhan Erel, who designs his own unique instruments with unusual controllers, performing 9 singular dialogs of ethereal and unorthodox sound.

Miura, Yoko / Jean-Marc Foussat: When Lowlands Consume the Space Miura, Yoko / Jean-Marc Foussat:
When Lowlands Consume the Space

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Two approaches to keyboards from Japanese acoustic pianist Yoko Miura and keyboardist Jean-Marc Foussat (Fou Records) recording these extended and excursive improvisations in Paris in 2017, contrasting Foussat's alien and encompassing synthetic and electronic worlds with Miura's sophisticated playing inside and out of the piano.

White, Chik : Raft Recodings from Economy [CASSETTE] White, Chik :
Raft Recodings from Economy [CASSETTE]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )

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Chick White (Darcy Spidle) recorded this album while on residency in Economy, Nova Scotia, as part of the White Rabbit Arts Festival, displaying a truly unique approach to the jaw harp, along with seal bones, eagle feathers, and broken clam shells, as he floated in a raft in the world's highest tide, the Bay of Fundy, making these evocative recordings.

Guionnet, Jean-Luc / Daichi Yoshikawa: Intervivos [VINYL] Guionnet, Jean-Luc / Daichi Yoshikawa:
Intervivos [VINYL]

(Empty Editions -- Germany )

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Recording at Empty Gallery in Hong Kong during a week residency, the duo Jean-Luc Guionnet (Ames Room) on saxophone and Daichi Yoshikawa (Eddie Prevost) using self-developed feedback of speakers, contact microphones & found objects, create intense yet constrained improvisations of impressive control, technique and exotic soundscape.

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.

Rollet, Quentin / Jean-Marc Foussat / Christian Rollet: Entree Des Puys De Grele Rollet, Quentin / Jean-Marc Foussat / Christian Rollet:
Entree Des Puys De Grele

(Fou Records -- France )

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Recorded by the avant-garde jazz trio from France of Quentin Rollet (alto and sopranino saxes, electronics), Christian Rollet (drums, percussion) and Jean-Marc Foussat (AKS Synthi, voice). The improvisations by this trio have interesting...

Digital Primitives: Lipsomuch & Soul Searchin' [2 CDs] Digital Primitives:
Lipsomuch & Soul Searchin' [2 CDs]

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

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The trio of saxophonist Assif Tsahar, drummer Chad Taylor and multi-instrumentalist Cooper-Moore in the 3rd Digital Primitives release, rhythmic and soulful improvisation with an inventive New York attitude.

Dorji, Tashi  / Tyler Damon: Live at the Spot +1  [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE] Dorji, Tashi / Tyler Damon:
Live at the Spot +1 [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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The free improvising duo of Himalayan guitarist Tashi Dorji and drummer Tyler Damon, who preform regularly as a duo based in Asheville, NC and Bloomington, IN, here in a live album of thick and energetic interaction bordering on the ecstatic, recorded in two exhilarating concerts.

Porta Chiusa: Because Life Should Be So Wonderful (I) Porta Chiusa:
Because Life Should Be So Wonderful (I)

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )

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A beguiling and atmospheric work of overtones, harmonics, tonal and microtonal progressions from a trio of clarinetists (Hans Koch, Michael Thieke, and Paed Conca) with Japanese vocalist Maki Hachiya, an immaculately paced and exotic work of sound.

Previte, Bobby: Mass [VINYL 2 LPs] Previte, Bobby:
Mass [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Rarenoise Records -- UK )

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Drummer Bobby Previte's "Mass" is based on heavy electrified rearrangements of 15th century composer Guillaume Dufay's "Missa Sancti Jacobi", performed by The Rose Ensemble, Stephen O'Malley, Don McGreevy, Mike Gamble and Jamie Saft, Marco Benevento, and Reed Mathis.

Tickmayer, Stevan Kovacs: Repetetive Selective Removal of One Protecting Group Tickmayer, Stevan Kovacs:
Repetetive Selective Removal of One Protecting Group

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

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Vogel, Sabine : Aus dem Fotoalbum eines Pinguins Vogel, Sabine :
Aus dem Fotoalbum eines Pinguins

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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da Rocha, Maria: Beetroot & Other Stories da Rocha, Maria:
Beetroot & Other Stories

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Using violin, viola, synth and effect pedals, Portuguese string player Maria da Rocha creates rich environments of sound and unusual rhythmic structures over which she plays with subtlety and transcendence, in her first solo album, using her unique language as she tells the story of a beet and a witch, inspired by Odyssey Ulysses and Circe from Cortazar.

Charles, Xavier / Alma Fury / Otomo Yoshihide / Otani Yasuhiro: High Tones For Winter Fashion Charles, Xavier / Alma Fury / Otomo Yoshihide / Otani Yasuhiro:
High Tones For Winter Fashion

(Textile Records -- France )

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A series of collaborations between French and Japanese established improvisers, with Otani Yashuiro and Otomo Yoshihide on computer, turntable and electronics, the duo Alma Fury of Claude Besnard and Vonick Moccoli on synth and samplers, and Xavier Charles on radio, electronics and objects, presenting several short tracks and a live performance in Bourges.

Yoshihide, Otomo / Xavier Charles: Difference Between the Two Clocks Yoshihide, Otomo / Xavier Charles:
Difference Between the Two Clocks

(Textile Records -- France )

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Available again! Recorded during Xavier Charles's 1st Japanese tour in 2005, these duos with Otomo Yoshihide on guitar and Xavier Charles on clarinet explore the relationship between sound and silence, captured live at Kid Ailack Art Hall, Tokyo, in 2005.

Turbamulta (Raon / Sao / Ferreira / Martins / Aroso): Turbamulta Turbamulta (Raon / Sao / Ferreira / Martins / Aroso):
Turbamulta

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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With orchestration of harp, daxophone, idiophones, piano, cello, guitar, percussion, sampling & electronics, the Portuguese quintet Turbamulta (roughly translates to "rowdy mob", though clearly a very sophisticated mob) was born from the band Powertrio of Eduardo Raon, Joana Sa and Luis Martins, expanded to blend compositional, EA and improv approaches into something unique and beautiful.

Kaiser, Henry : Friends & Heroes: Guitar Duets Kaiser, Henry :
Friends & Heroes: Guitar Duets

(Fractal Music -- Canada )

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Drawn from decades of work, guitarist Henry Kaiser collects an astonishingly diverse set of recordings of duos with fellow guitarists Derek Bailey, Debashish Bhattacharaya, Fred Frith, Knut Reiersrud, Sandy Ewen, Chris Muir, Ian Brighton, Nels Cline, Jim O'Rourke, Elliott Sharp, Eugene Chadbourne, Davey Williams, Roberto Zorzi, Bill Frisell, and John Russell.

Acre (Baron / Boschi / Bonini): Unexpected Variations Acre (Baron / Boschi / Bonini):
Unexpected Variations

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The Italian Acre trio of Ermanno Baron on drums & objects, Ginomaria Boschi on guitar & effects, and Marco 'uBiK' Bonini on laptop, tapes, theremin, in a five-part improvised work using a "free game" methodology to promote new modulations and configurations in organic and synthetic sounds and timbre, make each player subsume into their collective sound.

Suspensao: Physis Suspensao:
Physis

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The third album on Creative Sources for this 10-piece ensemble with 5 string players, piano, sax, trombone, electronics and percussion, freely improvising in an extended work themed for the Greek theological, philosophical, and scientific term typically translated as nature or physics, in a rich tapestry of meticulous detail and profoundly subtle communication.

Animals & Giraffes (Greenlief / la Rocco / Leidecker): Landlocked Beach Animals & Giraffes (Greenlief / la Rocco / Leidecker):
Landlocked Beach

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A fascinating work of spoken word and free improvisation from writer Claudia La Rocco and the duo of Phillip Greenlief on sax and Wobbly (aka Jon Leidecker) on electronics and live sampling, La Rocco's unexpected text of the mundane and the fantastic repeated, manipulated and mangled, bringing the words in and out of focus as the music and sonic environment.

Creta: Creta [VINYL] Creta:
Creta [VINYL]

(KARLRECORDS -- Germany )

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Massimo Pupillo (ZU, Laniakea), electronic artist Luciano Lamanna and string instrument virtuoso Roberto Zanisi combine to form Creta, creating sonic works that blend sci-fi ambient atmospheres with dark bass pulses and languid Mediterranean string instruments, an unusual yet surprisingly complementary set of approaches yielding a darkly lyrical album.

Vogl + Bettis: Bobo Fossils [CASSETTE] Vogl + Bettis:
Bobo Fossils [CASSETTE]

(Earth2Ether -- USA )

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From their work together in the New York aberrant hardcore band Meta-matics, the electoacoustic duo of Frank Vogl and Chuck Bettis emerged, creating a peculiar and energetic dialog from Bettis' max/msp patches and Franke's tabletop prepared bass, performed live as improvised spontaneous compositions of great detail and unpredictability.

Duplant, Bruno : Chamber and Field Works 2015-2017 [2 CDs] Duplant, Bruno :
Chamber and Field Works 2015-2017 [2 CDs]

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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A double CD of delicate music from the French composer Bruno Duplant, the first disc containing three chamber pieces exquisitely played by the Suidobashi Chamber Ensemble, the second disc a long piece for solo guitar, performed by Taku Sugimoto in a public park in Tokyo, incorporating an extraordinary variety of environmental sounds.

Unami, Taku / Devin DiSanto: Taku Unami / Devin DiSanto <i>[Used Item]</i> Unami, Taku / Devin DiSanto:
Taku Unami / Devin DiSanto [Used Item]

(erstwhile -- USA )

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A live performance at Fridman Gallery in New York City as part of erstwhile's AMPLIFY 2015 festival from sound artists Taku Unami & Devin DiSanto, using electronics, concrete sounds, and spoken word to create diverse active environments of narratives and pure sound.

Nauseef, Mark: All In All In all Nauseef, Mark:
All In All In all

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Influenced by rock, jazz, Javanese and Balinese gamelan, NY drummer Mark Nauseef's career has embraced an inclusive blending of styles, heard in this fantastic new album embracing compositional and ea styles, recorded with previous collaborators including Tony Oxley, Bill Laswell, Walter Quintus, along with Sylvie Courvoisier, Pat Thomas, Miroslav Tadic, & Arthur Jarvinen.

Tarry, Chris / Dylan van der Schyff: Sponge Tarry, Chris / Dylan van der Schyff:
Sponge

(Spool -- Canada )

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An unusual and absorbing record of percussion and electronic improvisation from bassist and tape machine manipulator Chris Tarry and Vancouver drummer and samplist Dylan van der Schyff.

Shed Metal (Daniel Kernohan / Dan Lander): Equivalent Insecurity Shed Metal (Daniel Kernohan / Dan Lander):
Equivalent Insecurity

(Spool -- Canada )

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Verge Music founder Daniel Kernohan aka Dee Kay and radio host Dan Lander developed this album of electroacoustic interaction between 1987-1989 in a dilapidated row house on "the wrong side of the tracks" in Toronto, using "instruments, toys, stuff, sound" to create an amusing, sometimes startling, and insightful series of interactions; unpredictable and interesting.

Various Artists: INstruments Various Artists:
INstruments

(List -- France )

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A 2004 collection of commissioned compositions exploring the relations between acoustic instruments and digital process including Dafeldecker/Siewert, Janek Shaefer, Steinbruchel, Gunter Miller, &c.

Domeniconi / Schlegel / Suter  : Quince Dreams Domeniconi / Schlegel / Suter :
Quince Dreams

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Three versatile improvisers with pedigrees including Christian Weber, Christian Wolfarth, Objets Trouves, Big Bold Back Bone, &c, the Swiss trio of Roberto Domeniconi on piano, Jan Schlegel on electric bass, and Sheldon Suter on drums use unusual and extended techniques integrated within free improv in this coproduction with RSI Rete Due Radiotelevision, Switzerland.

Chulki, Hong / Will Guthrie: Mosquitoes and Crabs Chulki, Hong / Will Guthrie:
Mosquitoes and Crabs

(erstwhile -- USA )

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Recording in Seoul, South Korea at Mullae Arts Village in 2016, the duo of Australian drummer/percussionist Will Guthrie and improvising noise artist Hong Chulki release 8 pieces with concise works under 1 minute to larger improvisations up to 8 minutes, contrasting interesting rhythms with indescribable electronics, found sounds, and unusual environments.

Battus / Gauguet / La Casa: Chantier 4 Battus / Gauguet / La Casa:
Chantier 4

(Swarming -- France )

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Using the building site of the Paris Philharmonie as their source location and inspiration, the trio of Pascal Battus using found objects, Bertrand Gauget on saxophone, and Eric La Casa on microphones, improvise and record the background sounds, machines, and environmental influences, using those recordings to create these three fascinating compositions.

Lonberg-Holm, Fred / Amphibians Of the Everglades feat Gustave Matamoros: Bow Hard At The Frog Lonberg-Holm, Fred / Amphibians Of the Everglades feat Gustave Matamoros:
Bow Hard At The Frog

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Extending his interest in accompaniment with field recording, Chicago cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm took his cello into the Florida Everglades along with soundscape artist and field recordist Gustavo Matamoros, seeking out night creatures, particularly vocalizing frogs, edited down to six intriguing tracks of "outdoor interspecies improvisation".

de Waard, Frans / Takuji Naka / Tim Olive: False Mercury de Waard, Frans / Takuji Naka / Tim Olive:
False Mercury

(845 Audio -- Japan )

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The titles places this unearthly experimental improvisation into the solar system, exactly where the blend of electronics, tapes, contact mics, spring, tubing, pickups and synth demand that the unusual soundscapes from the trio of Frans de Waard, Takuji Naka, and Tim Olive belong, in an alien dialog of interplanetary psychedelia using mutated and mesmerizing sound.

Jun, Yan / Jason Kahn: None Of Us Jun, Yan / Jason Kahn:
None Of Us

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )

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Five recordings from the duo of Jason Kahn and Yan Jun, recording ostensibly on voice, though all recordings from their rehearsals and live performances were muted, deleted, or suffered technical issues, so what remains are the extraneous sound of the rooms and concert spaces, alone or layered, the final piece layering incidental sounds from 5 concerts.

Sangtae, Jin / Tim Olive: naar/voor Sangtae, Jin / Tim Olive:
naar/voor

(845 Audio -- Japan )

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Recording in Kobe, Japan in 2014, the duo of Jin Sangtae, organizer of Seoul's long-running dotolim concert series and who gainfully employs cast-off computer hard drives as sound sources, and Tim Olive, who uses electro-magnetic pickups to give voice to consumer/post-consumer objects, for three tracks of recycled and unorthodox sound.

Escargot (Quost / Emaille / Malmendier / Fertin / Freres): Dart Love Escargot (Quost / Emaille / Malmendier / Fertin / Freres):
Dart Love

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The Canadian free improvising electroacoustic quintet Escargot of Timothee Quost on trumpet and no-input mixer, Camille Emaille on percussion, Tom Malmednier on snare drums, Xavier Fertin on clarinets, and Louis Freres on bass, in a playful and oft-times bizarre set of collective improvisations, wonderfully eccentric work of strong technical skill and unusual techniques.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Andrew Lafkas / Bryan Eubanks: 0 Minutes And 0 Seconds Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Andrew Lafkas / Bryan Eubanks:
0 Minutes And 0 Seconds

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Schiller, Christoph / Eric Ruffing: Trance Schiller, Christoph / Eric Ruffing:
Trance

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Finding common ground between the acoustic past and the electronic present, the duo of Christoph Schiller on spinet and Eric Ruffing on analogue synthesizer present two extended improvisations of tempered interaction, exploring periods of extended sound, timbre and decay, scrabbling inside playing, restrained electronic whines, and active pointillistic playing.

Variable Geometry Orchestra: Ma'adim Vallis [2 CDS] Variable Geometry Orchestra:
Ma'adim Vallis [2 CDS]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Two mesmerizing, diverse, and incredibly sophisticated large scale conductions led by Ernesto Rodrigues and an ensemble of more than 30 performers on reeds, guitars, strings, electronics, pianos, voice, megaphone, brass, drums and percussion, rich yet restrained with moments of mystery and excitement, in two complete concerts from Lisbon in 2017 & 2018.

Avagami: Metagami Avagami:
Metagami

(Lens Records -- USA )

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Caloia, Nicolas  : Les Bonnes Histoires Caloia, Nicolas :
Les Bonnes Histoires

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Bridging contemporary and improvised music, Montreal double bassist Nicolas Caloia wrote these pieces for textured and impossible rhythms; blending pieces by Nancarrow and Grand Master Flash; and manipulating poems by Genevieve Letarte; with supporting improv from Jean Derome & Lori Freedman.

Copland, Marc Trio: Haunted Heart Copland, Marc Trio:
Haunted Heart

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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Reissue of pianist Copland in a trio with bassist Drew Gress and drummer Jochen Rueckert performing ballads including pieces by Coltrane, Waldron, Porter and Sting.

Dick, Robert: Our Cells Know Dick, Robert:
Our Cells Know

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Using multiphonics, percussive effects, circular breathing and other extended approaches to the contrabass flute, composer/performer/improviser Robert Dick releases a mesmerizing album of improvisations, breaking new terrain by letting the largest of flutes lead his muse.

Eisenstadt, Harris (w/ Moore, Schoenbeck, Dresser): Golden State II Eisenstadt, Harris (w/ Moore, Schoenbeck, Dresser):
Golden State II

(Songlines -- USA )

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Live recordings at the 2014 Vancouver International Jazz Festival from drummer Harris Eisenstadt's excellent and lyrical Golden State chamber jazz ensemble, here as a quartet with Michael Moore on clarinet, Sara Schoenbeck on bassoon, and Mark Dresser on bass.

Lacerda / Manso / Nilssen-Love / Zenicola: Bota Fogo Lacerda / Manso / Nilssen-Love / Zenicola:
Bota Fogo

(Bocian Records 2014/QTV/PNL -- Norway )

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A live recording of two extended improvisations at Audio Rebel's Quintavant in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from the quartet of Arthur Lacerda on guitar and electronics, electric bassist Felipe Zenicola, guitarist Eduardo Manso, and drummer/percussionist Paal Nilssen-Love.

Metcalfe, Neil / Guillaume Viltard / Daniel Thompson: Garden of Water and Light Metcalfe, Neil / Guillaume Viltard / Daniel Thompson:
Garden of Water and Light

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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The complete set from the live performance of Neil Metcalfe (flute), Guillaume Viltard (double bass) and Daniel Thompson (guitars), performing in the extraordinary space of St Leopards Shoreditch Church in Hackney, London.

Nechustan, Alon: Ritual Fire Nechustan, Alon:
Ritual Fire

(Between the lines -- Germany )

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Pianist Nechusthan leads his powerful trio of bassist Ken Filiano & drummer Bob Meyers, plus clarinet legend Harold Rubin, in a Jackson Pollack-influenced action suite, 10 pieces of free improvisation following a larger structured process.

Niggenkemper, Pascal Vision 7: Lucky Prime Niggenkemper, Pascal Vision 7:
Lucky Prime

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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NY based German-French bassist Pascal Niggenkemper in a European septet with reedist Frank Gratkowski, pianist Eve Risser, violist Frantz Loriot, vibraophonist Els Vandeweyer, voicals Emilie Lesbros, and drummer Christian Lillinger recording at the Loft, Cologne.

Prester John: Desire For a Straight Line Prester John:
Desire For a Straight Line

(Innova -- USA )

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Prester John is guitarist Shawn Persinger with mandolin virtuoso David Miller performing original work and music from Janet Feder, Dave Kerman, and a song for Henry Threadgill to sing!

Rogers / Dunmall: Distant Rogers / Dunmall:
Distant

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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Beautiful tonal improvisation from the duo of Paul Rogers on 7-string bass and Paul Dunmall on soprano saxophone and bass clarinet, intense and thoughtful music from two masters.

Savoldelli, Boris: Biocosmopolitan Savoldelli, Boris:
Biocosmopolitan

(MoonJune -- USA )

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Vocalist Savoldelli in an exquisitely-crafted album of overdubbed vocal work, with help from trumpeter Paolo Fresu and bassist Jimmy Haslip; elaborite harmonies, interlocking rhythms, exultant influences.

Vulture Club, The: Live Young, Die Fast and Leave an Exquisite Corpse Vulture Club, The:
Live Young, Die Fast and Leave an Exquisite Corpse

(Utech Records -- USA )

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Carter, Daniel / Tobias Wilner / Djibril Toure / Federico Ughi: New York United [VINYL + DOWNLOAD] Carter, Daniel / Tobias Wilner / Djibril Toure / Federico Ughi:
New York United [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

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An excellent blend of electronics and acoustics as saxophonist, flutist and trumpeter Daniel Carter meets sound artist Tobias Wilner from world-renowned electronic pop band Blue Foundation, with Wu-Tang Clan bass player Djibril Toure and drum wiz Federico Ughi rounding out this forward-thinking album of hazy and rhythmic electroacoustic environments.

Mekaniks: The Great Klown Panik of 2017 - Klownpocalypse Mekaniks:
The Great Klown Panik of 2017 - Klownpocalypse

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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A collaboration of Leap of Faith members, percussionist Yuri Zbitnov, multi-reedist and wind player David Peck, with guests from the Evil Clown roster, adding electroacoustic elements including looping, sampling and electronic processing to their improvisation, here with Joel Simches on real-time signal processing, alongside sound artists Greg Grinnell & Bob Moores.

Metal Chaos Ensemble: Shape Memory Metal Chaos Ensemble:
Shape Memory

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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Wind player David Peck and percussionist Yuri Zbitnoff formed Metal Chaos Ensemble to explore chaotic rhythms on metallic instruments, employing an arsenal of percussion, electronic and wind instruments, becoming one of Evil Clown's most prolific sub-units, here with Bob Moores on space trumpet & guitar, Eric Woods on analog synth, and Eric Zinman on percussion.

PEK Solo: Fulcrum PEK Solo:
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(Evil Clown -- USA )

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Extracting the leader from a multitude of ensembles, David Peck's solo album has him performing on tenor saxophone, bass saxophone, clarinet, contraalto clarinet, bassoon, tarota, hand chimes, accordion, [d]ronin, wood, metal, aquasonic, daxophone, Atlantis gong, plus pre-recorded mixes adding a "soloist with tape" aspect to his complex and rich performance.

Meloche, Chris / Martin Archer / Gino Robair / Lyn Hodnett: The Sincerity Of Light Meloche, Chris / Martin Archer / Gino Robair / Lyn Hodnett:
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(Discus -- UK )

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The quartet of Canadian electronics composer Chris Meloche and label leader Martin Archer on woodwinds and electronics orchestrated these pieces, performed with improvsations from Gino Robair on percussion and electronics and Lyn Hodnett on voice, for a 3 part work of rich interactive loops, drones and soundscape, ranging from spine-chilling to lush and lovely environments.

Labbe, Pierre : parlures et parjures <i>[Used Item]</i> Labbe, Pierre :
parlures et parjures [Used Item]

(Malasartes -- Canada )

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Montreal multi-wind instrumentalist Pierre Labbe (Les Projectionnistes, L'Orkestre des Pas Perdus, Papa Boa) leads an insanely talented and quirky quartet with guitarist Bernard Falaise, drummer Pierre Tanguay, and narrator/storyteller Michel Faubert, creating a captivating album that transcends language in it's superb pacing, development, and artistry.

Martins, Luis Jose: Tentos - Invencoes E Encantamentos <i>[Used Item]</i> Martins, Luis Jose:
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(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Luis Jose Martins uses classical guitar, prepared guitar, electronics, and percussion in a solo album of incredible detail and lyrical, beautiful playing of original compositions that blend his playing with modern techniques and electronics into melodic masterpieces, performed in the natural resonance of the church of the convent of S. Bento in Avis.

Mayas, Magda / Jim Denley: Tempe Jetz <i>[Used Item]</i> Mayas, Magda / Jim Denley:
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(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Amsterdam guitarist Raphael Vanoli in a solo record of discovery, hiper-amplifying his guitar so that slight motions create forceful statements, where gently blowing on the strings creates dynamics and harmonics rarely explored, effected to create complex sonic compositions with unique, unusual and fascinating properties.

Richards, Stephanie : Full Moon Richards, Stephanie :
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Flamingo (Chris Heenan / Adam Pultz Melbye / Christian Windfeld / Roy Carroll): Loud Flamingo (Chris Heenan / Adam Pultz Melbye / Christian Windfeld / Roy Carroll):
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(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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This Berlin-based collaboration with sound engineer Roy Carroll performing on electronics and features the trio of Chris Heenan on contrabass clarinet, Adam Pultz Melbye on double bass, and Christian Windfeld on snare drum, percussion & objects, using a reductionist approach to deep sonic improvisation of mysterious origins, in an extended journey fo sound.

Borbetomagus / Voice Crack: Fish That Sparkling Bubble Borbetomagus / Voice Crack:
Fish That Sparkling Bubble

(Agaric -- USA )

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The meeting of the extreme jazz trio Borbetomagus and the electroacoustic trio Voicetrack for an album of radical textures, timbres, colors, and tone fields.

Borbetomagus: Songs Our Mother Taught Us Borbetomagus:
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(Agaric -- USA )

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Three performances from London and Glasgow from New York saxophonists Jim Sauter and Don Dietrich, and guitarist Donald Miller, playing through pedals and distortion devices in unique and irascible free improvisations.

DNMF (Machinefabriek + Dead Neanderthals): Smelter [CASSETTE] DNMF (Machinefabriek + Dead Neanderthals):
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(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 of metal, drone and dark ambience.

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

(Moving Furniture -- 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 of metal, drone and dark ambience.

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

(Moving Furniture -- 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 of metal, drone and dark ambience.

Luo, Bao / Jean-Marc Foussat: Surface Calme Luo, Bao / Jean-Marc Foussat:
Surface Calme

(Fou Records -- France )

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A 5-part work of improvisations on keyboards, voice, guzheng and flute from French improviser Jean-Marc Foussat and Bao Luo (Beijing Talking), a mysterious album of nocturnal sounds, grand expressions, furtive language, and rich textures and timbres, as Bao Luo provides a guiding voice in song and speach to their beguiling dialog; an exotic and expressive album.

My Cat Is An Alien: The Sky With Broken Arms My Cat Is An Alien:
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(Opax Records / Elliptical Noise -- Italy )

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The long-running Italian improvising duo of brothers Maurizio Opalio and Roberto Opalio, celebrating their 20th anniversary in this album using electric guitar, effects, loops, keyboards, and wordless vocalizations to create this hauntingly beautiful extended composition, an hallucinatory mediation with a repeating motif over which an interstellar tapestry of sound emerges.

Opalio, Roberto : Once You'll Touch The Sky You Will Never Return To Dust Opalio, Roberto:
Once You'll Touch The Sky You Will Never Return To Dust

(Opax Records / Elliptical Noise -- Italy )

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Half of the Italian improvising duo My Cat Is an Alien, Roberto Opalio uses prepared mini-keyboard, handmade shortwave receiver, alientronics, and vocalizations to create this improvised prelude and statement, a shifting work that draws the listener into mesmerizing sonic environments of alien origin and transports them deceptively between ringing and textured vistas.



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