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Field Recordings


 
Guy, Barry: Frogs [VINYL 7-inch PICTURE DISC] Guy, Barry:
Frogs [VINYL 7-inch PICTURE DISC]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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A 7" limited vinyl picture disc made to celebrate legendary European Free Jazz bassist Barry Guy's 70th birthday, with Guy providing "acoustic sounds" along with his collaborating frogs, Wasserfrosch (Rana Esculenta) and Laubfrosch (Hyla Arborea), side A presenting Frogs & Barry Guy, and side B, Barry Guy & Frogs; quirkly and wonderful free improv.

Mats Gustafsson / Craig Taborn: Ljubljana [VINYL] Mats Gustafsson / Craig Taborn:
Ljubljana [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Celebrating the 400th release of Clean Feed Records, Swedish free jazz phenomenon, saxophonist Mats Gustafsson meets with NY jazz pianist Craig Taborn for an unlikely yet highly satisfying encounter that pushes each improviser into unfamiliar, edge-of-their seats, territory.

Buck, Tony: Unearth Buck, Tony:
Unearth

(Room40 -- Australia )

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Starting from nearly inaudible rumbling, Necks percussionist Tony Buck takes his listeners on a wild ride of sound, from quiet moments of introspective sound onto the densest potency, slowly unfolding his detailed journey in rhythmic, harmonic, melodic, and concrete additions, like an impressive storm brewing until it slowly overwhelms you.

Guionnet, Jean-Luc + Eric La Casa + Philip Samartzis: Soleil d'Artifice Guionnet, Jean-Luc + Eric La Casa + Philip Samartzis:
Soleil d'Artifice

(Swarming -- France )

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The first 2009 release for French The Swarming label is the trio of saxophonist Jean-Luc Guionnet, and electronic artists Eric La Casa and Philip Samartzis, using unusual procedures and investigations to create impressive and dynamic sonic journeys.

La Casa, Eric: AIR.ratio La Casa, Eric:
AIR.ratio

(Swarming -- France )

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Reissuing La Casa's 2006 album of ventilation systems, which started with a bathroom vent and expanded to a sonic exploration of aeraulic devices and air flows in Paris buildings of various ages and dimensions, documenting their sonic and musical qualities, functioning as a sound study, a sonic data bank, a CD of environments, and finally as music.

Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Santos: Cyclic Symmetry Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Santos:
Cyclic Symmetry

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Good, Kevin : Listen Good, Kevin :
Listen

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Kevin Good organized this composition from four field recordings collected near Avon, CT, isolating sounds that he found interesting and then attempting to recreate them on other instruments, finally adding the human voice sparsely utilized throughout the piece, all to promote the idea of listeners actively paying attention to the sounds of their environment.

Matthews, Wade / Abdul Moimeme: Lisbon - 10 Sound Portraits Matthews, Wade / Abdul Moimeme:
Lisbon - 10 Sound Portraits

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Taylor, Hollis: Absolute Bird [2 CDs] Taylor, Hollis:
Absolute Bird [2 CDs]

(ReR Megacorp -- UK )

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An unusual and distinctive record from violinist and ornithologist Hollis Taylor, a book with 2 CDS presenting 41 tracks of recordings of the Australian pied butcherbird, each track pairing a bird, environmental sound, and a single instrumentalist, with an impressive list of performers who take unique approaches to the challenge of accompanying a bird.

Brume: Fractisum [CASSETTE] Brume:
Fractisum [CASSETTE]

(Banned Productions -- USA )

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2nd edition of French electroacoustic sound artist Christian Renou's (aka Brume) 2012 massive opus in sound, the two part "Fractisum" which uses field recordings, metallic objects, tubes, ms20 & triton synthesizer, tape, sampler, and voice to create rapidly shifting exposes of sound contrasted by periods of beautifully ringing sonic environments; brilliant.

Frey, Jurg: L'ame Est Sans Retenue I [5 CDs] Frey, Jurg:
L'ame Est Sans Retenue I [5 CDs]

(erstwhile -- USA )

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A massive work from composer Jurg Frey focused on the dynamic relationship between sound and silence, and how it can affect our perception of the silence in a frame of space and time, using environmental sounds of field recordings and silence to create a massive work over six hours, modifying pitch, rhythm, dynamics, texture, and overtone, here properly released on 5 CDs.

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.

Harris, Jack / Samuel Rodgers: Primary / Unit 11 Harris, Jack / Samuel Rodgers:
Primary / Unit 11

(Notice Recordings -- USA )

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Long form compositions using unidentifiable field recordings, amplified objects, and other inexplicable sound from the duo of Jack Harris and Samuel Rodgers, drawing the listener into complacency and then jarring them to awareness; an engaging release.

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.

Jerman, Jeph: Analog [2 CASSETTES] Jerman, Jeph:
Analog [2 CASSETTES]

(No Label -- USA )

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Sound explorer Jeph Jerman's "Analog" in two extended works merging field recordings and inexplicable sound, a hazy balance of muffled and indeterminate sound with great motion and punctuated moments, like hallucinatory memories heard from the wheel well of a car.

Phillips, Barre: Camouflage Phillips, Barre:
Camouflage

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )

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"Recorded live at Vancouver's Western Front in 1990, this solo recording by bassist extraordinaire Barre Phillips is a set of improvisations. They explore not only Mr. Phillips' more than considerable abilities as a musician, but the li...

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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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.

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.

Drumm, Kevin: Inexplicable Hours Drumm, Kevin:
Inexplicable Hours

(Sonoris -- France )

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Chicago experimenter and improviser Kevin Drumm releases the sequel to his 6-CD boxset "Elapsed Time", using audio generators and various electronic devices to generate beautiful ambient environments and drones that are complemented by field recordings and short spoken sections, a rich work of subtle complexity, dark warmth, and mystery.

Drumm, Kevin: Inexplicable Hours [VINYL @ LPs + CD] Drumm, Kevin:
Inexplicable Hours [VINYL @ LPs + CD]

(Sonoris -- France )

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Chicago experimenter and improviser Kevin Drumm releases the sequel to his 6-CD boxset "Elapsed Time", using audio generators and various electronic devices to generate beautiful ambient environments and drones that are complemented by field recordings and short spoken sections, a rich work of subtle complexity, dark warmth, and mystery.

Pisaro, Michael / Reinier van Houdt: Shades of Eternal Night Pisaro, Michael / Reinier van Houdt:
Shades of Eternal Night

(Gravity Wave -- USA )

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Largely derived from piano recordings by Netherlands pianist Reinier van Houdt, a member of both the Ensemble MAE and the Ives Ensemble and heard on the Wandelweiser label, expanded by several field recordings recorded by Michael Pisaro in Syros (Greece), creating a work in three pieces of rich environments that contrast peaceful passages with powerful ambiance.

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".

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.



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