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Vicente, Luis / Vasco Trilla: A Brighter Side Of Darkness Vicente, Luis / Vasco Trilla:
A Brighter Side Of Darkness

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Starting from silence, the improvisations on this collective and fully spontaneous album from trumpeter Luis Vicente and percussionist Vasco Trilla never reaches cathartic crescendo, but as only skilled innovators such as they can do, they captivate the listener in other-worldly environments of advanced technique and profound intention; engrossing and ineffable.

Hein, Nicola L. : The Oxymothastic Objectar Hein, Nicola L. :
The Oxymothastic Objectar

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Using an electric guitar, preparations, and objects as a tool of reflection, Nicola L. Hein presents an album of philosophical bent, about the question of skepticism in music, or a skeptical form of improvisation, through tumultuous playing of impressive technique caught live at Spectrum in NYC, as each track title presents observations or questions that Hein seeks to resolve.

Steidle, Oli & The Killing Popes (Steidle / Mobus / Nicholls / Downes / Donkin): Ego Pills Steidle, Oli & The Killing Popes (Steidle / Mobus / Nicholls / Downes / Donkin):
Ego Pills

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Rapid fire playing and a wicked humor fuels drummer Olie Steidle's album with guitarist Frank Mobus, keyboardists Kit Downes and Dan Nicholls, and bassist Phil Donkin, mashing together electro-jazz, art rock, hardcore and club music into upbeat and twisted music, building up to a narrative "Speed Junky on Funny Human Darts"; insanely embraceable and stunning.

NAO (Vaz / Silva / Marques): Arcana NAO (Vaz / Silva / Marques):
Arcana

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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With sections of dark grooves, wild free improv, seething electronics, and even moments of "Set the Controls..." surrealism, the trio of Alexandre Vaz on keys, guitar & saxophone, Joao Silva on synths & drum machine, and Vasco Marques on bass & synth, take their listeners on an unexpected and wide-ranging journey of uneasy and informed, rich exploration.

Kawabata, Makoto / Geoff Leigh: Spatial Roots Kawabata, Makoto / Geoff Leigh:
Spatial Roots

(Acid Mothers Temple -- Japan )

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A live recording of the first encounter between Henry Cow/Radar Favourites/Ex-Wise Heads reed, wind and electronic artist Geoff Leigh and Acid Mother Temple guitarist and solo artist Kawabata Makoto, performing at Urbanguild, in Kyoto, Japan, in 2014 for a set of electronic, psychedelic improvisation of great detail using a vast arsenal of experimental approaches.

King Champion Sounds / Surplus 1980 (Moe! Staiano): Split [7" VINYL] King Champion Sounds / Surplus 1980 (Moe! Staiano):
Split [7" VINYL]

(Tractor Notown -- USA )

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A split 7": on one side Sleepytime Gorilla Museum percussionist/drummer/composer Moe! Staiano's West Coast rotating ensemble Surplus 1980 in a teaser for an upcoming release with G.W. Sok, Kyle Bruckmann, members of Fred Frith Trio and Total Shutdown; on the other side King Champion Sounds featuring G.W. Sok, formerly of the Dutch band the Ex.

Gauden's, Ed Crux+1: Control Gauden's, Ed Crux+1:
Control

(FMR -- UK )

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BirminghamDrummer Ed Gauden's Crux trio with bassist Colin Somervell and saxophonist Mark Hanslip adds keyboardist Steve Tromans, their 3rd album for FMR after their self-titled and "Believe" release, developed from the sax and drum duo of Gauden & Hanslip; here in n extended studio improvisation of considerate exploration and lyrical intention.

I Nm I Nente (Yoshihide / Molina / Irarrazabal / Roman / Rios): I Nm I Nente I Nm I Nente (Yoshihide / Molina / Irarrazabal / Roman / Rios):
I Nm I Nente

(FMR -- UK )

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A quintet of audio explorers that includes Otomo Ysohihide, recording in NY for 11 abstract non-idiomatic improvisations using electronics, drums, turntables, 4 electric guitars, double bass, analog synth, and effects to create identifiable and aberrant sound sources, elements used for reverie or building into unlikely yet cogent grooves; fascinating.

Gjerstad, Frode / Dag Magnus Narvesen : Live At Tou Gjerstad, Frode / Dag Magnus Narvesen :
Live At Tou

(FMR -- UK )

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The first proper tour for these two Norwegian musicians performing live at Stavenger's cultural center Tou Scene, Frode Gjerstad performing on alto & tenor sax, alto flute and clarinet, Dag Magnus Navesen (DAMANA octet, Von Schlippenbach) on drum set and percussion, as they approach free jazz with subtle but spirited control in an impressive set of five improvisations.

Triyeoh (Bashford / Trigg / Yeoh): Futile Triyeoh (Bashford / Trigg / Yeoh):
Futile

(FMR -- UK )

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London violinist Pei Ann Yeoh started TriYeoh while doing her postgraduate work at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, bringing together UK drummer Jim Bashford and bassist Ash Trigg as they perform her lyrical and exciting compositions, as she seeks to elevate what the violin can do in an avant-garde jazz setting; compelling, upbeat, energetic and enthusiastic improvisation!

Duerinckx, Jean-Jacques / Anatole Damien : Dry / Wet Duerinckx, Jean-Jacques / Anatole Damien :
Dry / Wet

(FMR -- UK )

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A duo of Brussels audio explorers, Jean-Jacques Duerinckx on sopranino saxophone and Anatole Damien on tabletop guitar and electronics, contrasting acoustic "dry" and highly effected "wet" sounds, the two develop sonic environments that build and release using unusual reed techniques and mutated string scrabbling in a strangely compelling set of dialogs.

Dunmall, Paul / Mike Fletcher / Percy Pursglove / Richard Foote / Chris Mapp / Tymek Jozwiak: One Be Dunmall, Paul / Mike Fletcher / Percy Pursglove / Richard Foote / Chris Mapp / Tymek Jozwiak:
One Became Many

(FMR -- UK )

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A live album from Birmingham of informed free improvisation, recorded at the Lamp Tavern in 2018 by the quintet of Mike Fletcher on alto saxophone, Tymek Jozwiak on drums, Paul Dunmall on tenor saxophone, Richard Foote on trombone, and Percy Pursglove on trumpet, slowly evolving each of two extended improvisations while allowing focused interplay between group members.

Bec, Mathieu / Michel Doneda: A Peripheral Time Bec, Mathieu / Michel Doneda:
A Peripheral Time

(FMR -- UK )

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Using the natural resonance of the chapelle St Sylvestre des Brousses, French improvisers Michel Doneda on saxophone & radio and Mathieu Bec on snare drum and objects explore the space in four mostly acoustic improvisations, using masterful technique as their interactions intensify and recede, allowing space for each other and the unspoken third voice of the chapel itself.

Tomlinson, Alan Trio: Inside Out Tomlinson, Alan Trio:
Inside Out

(FMR -- UK )

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A live performance at IKLECTIK in London in 2018 from trombonist Alan Tomlinson's inventive trio with Phillip Marks on drums & percussion, Dave Tucker on electric guitar, with special guest John Edwards joining on bass violin on the title track, in a superb display of free jazz from an essential member of the London free jazz scene since the 70s.

Mezei, Szilard Trio & Gergely Ittzes: Stormy Silence / Viharos Csend Mezei, Szilard Trio & Gergely Ittzes:
Stormy Silence / Viharos Csend

(FMR -- UK )

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The Serbian trio led by violist Szilard Mezei with Istvan Csik on drums and Ervin Malina on double bass are joined by Hungarian flutist Gergely Ittzes performong on piccolo, alto and bass flutes, as Mezei's chamber-oriented free jazz trio reflect on the words of poet Szegedi-Szabo Bela.

O'Gallagher, John / Liam Noble / Drew Gress / Jim Bashford: Meridians O'Gallagher, John / Liam Noble / Drew Gress / Jim Bashford:
Meridians

(FMR -- UK )

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NY Drummer Jim Bashford brought together the quartet of John O'Gallagher on alto saxophone, Drew Gress on bass, and Liam Noble on piano, writing these lyrical free jazz compositions that they brought on a tour of the UK, recording this album in the studio in Birmingham while touring, the band on fire as they work through Bashford's martial art's-influenced pieces.

Phew / Oren Ambarchi / Jim O'Rourke: Patience Soup [VINYL] Phew / Oren Ambarchi / Jim O'Rourke:
Patience Soup [VINYL]

(Black Truffle -- Australia )

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Performing at Japan's Playhouse in the Kitakyushu Performing Arts Center in 2015, Japanese underground legendary vocalist Phew joins Oren Ambarchi on guitar and Jim O'Rourke on piano & synth for the two part "Patience Soup", Phew's extreme vocal technique and electronics a powerful foil to the rich sonic environments of frequent collaborators Ambarchi & O'Rourke.

Chicago Odense Ensemble Chicago Odense Ensemble:

(El Paraiso Records -- Denmark )

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"Chicago Odense Ensemble is a unique collaboration that came together in the winter of 2008 while Danish musicians Jonas Munk and Jakob Skøtt stayed in Chicago. Via mutual friends, and a support gig for Isotope 217 in Millenium P...

Abrams, Joshua And Natural Information Society: Mandatory Reality [2 CDs] Abrams, Joshua And Natural Information Society:
Mandatory Reality [2 CDs]

(Eremite -- USA )

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"Mandatory Reality, the new album by Joshua Abrams and Natural Information Society, is here. Setting aside (for the moment) the electric instrumentation of Simultonality (GB 048CD/MTE 068LP, 2017) and Magnetoception (MTE 063-64LP, 2015)...

Behrman, David: On the Other Ocean [VINYL] Behrman, David:
On the Other Ocean [VINYL]

(Lovely Music -- USA )

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In 1977 David Behrman programmed a Kim 1 microcomputer developed at Mills College to analyze the music performed by the duo of bassoonist Arthur Stidfole, flutist Maggi Payne; and then the solo work of cellist David Gibson; for each work, the Kim 1 becoming a virtual musician responding to and interacting with the playing of each setting, following Behrman's instructions.

Kaucic, Zlatko (w/ Evan Parker, Agusti Fernandez, Rafal Mazur, Lotte Anger, Artun Majewski, Phil Min Kaucic, Zlatko (w/ Evan Parker, Agusti Fernandez, Rafal Mazur, Lotte Anger, Artun Majewski, Phil Minton, Johannes Bauer):
Diversity [5 CD BOX SET]

(Not Two -- Poland )

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"Slovenian percussionist Zlatko Kaucic learned his craft in the diverse jazz scenes of Barcelona, Berlin, and Amsterdam before returning to his newly independent homeland in 1992. He collaborated extensively with local musicians as well...

Guy's, Barry Blue Shroud Band: Odes and Meditations for Cecil Taylor [5 CD BOX] Guy's, Barry Blue Shroud Band:
Odes and Meditations for Cecil Taylor [5 CD BOX]

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Gianfratti, Antonio Panda / Marco Scarassatti / Otomo Yoshihide / Paulo Hartmann: Psychogeography, a Gianfratti, Antonio Panda / Marco Scarassatti / Otomo Yoshihide / Paulo Hartmann:
Psychogeography, an Improvisational Derive

(Not Two -- Poland )

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"When an improvised experimental music record is found to have the support of the Japan Cultural Affairs Bureau, which supported Otomo Yoshihide's trip to Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 2017 for a participation in Improfest, and that it was recor...

Rose, Simon / Steve Noble: North Sea Night Rose, Simon / Steve Noble:
North Sea Night

(Not Two -- Poland )

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"What an unbelievable night of free improvisation the audience were treated to at The Bridge on Sunday night. Two amazing instrumentalists combined to produce two sustained sets of riveting and uncompromising jazz. Individually, both mu...

Rosen, Jay / Brian Wilson: Mystery Brothers Rosen, Jay / Brian Wilson:
Mystery Brothers

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Biota: Fragment For Balance Biota:
Fragment For Balance

(Recommended Records -- USA )

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From Mnemonist Orchestra to Biota, with 18 albums in total, the Colorado collective Biota presents its 11th album on ReR, taking 4 years to complete this genre-defying album of gorgeous abstraction through free improvisation and composition, absorbing styles and reflecting them in a filtered ray of melody & song through unusual instrumentation and arrangment; absolutely recommended.

Ratkje, Maja S.K.: Sult Ratkje, Maja S.K.:
Sult

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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Composed, performed, mixed, and produced by Maja S. K. Ratkje, Sult is based upon Ratkje music created for the ballet Sult ("Hunger") by director Jo Stromgren for the Norwegian National Ballet. This is a departure from the records and l...

Wick, Jacob: Feel [VINYL] Wick, Jacob:
Feel [VINYL]

(Thin Wrist -- USA )

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The first vinyl solo release from Chicago/NY/Mexico City avant trumpeter Jacob Wick, whose work includes exploring the physical form of the trumpet itself as he uses extended techniques and circular breathing as he deconstructs the instrument while performing, creating unusual textures and timbres, here in two side-long profoudnly contemplative improvisations.

Parker, Evan: Evan Parker With Birds - For Steve Lacy [VINYL] Parker, Evan:
Evan Parker With Birds - For Steve Lacy [VINYL]

(Treader -- UK )

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"One of Treader's most requested recordings sees the great UK free saxophonist Evan Parker on soprano and tenor saxophones, duetting with European birdsong. A fitting tribute to his friend, the celebrated soprano saxophone player Steve L...

Doneda / Kocher / Schiller : ///Grape Skin <i>[Used Item]</i> Doneda / Kocher / Schiller :
///Grape Skin [Used Item]

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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The trio of Michel Doneda, Christoph Schiller and Jonas Kocher performing music of delicate tension and great assurance recorded in the spectacular church at Ligerz, Switzerland.

Davies, Angharad / Rie Nakajima / Alice Purton: Dethick Davies, Angharad / Rie Nakajima / Alice Purton:
Dethick

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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"Ten pieces developed over the course of two days recording in the church in the tiny hamlet of Dethick, near Matlock, Derbyshire. "-Another Timbre

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Toyozumi / Countryman / Montes: Blue Incarnation (Improvisations for Kulintang) Toyozumi / Countryman / Montes:
Blue Incarnation (Improvisations for Kulintang)

(ChapChap Records -- Philippines )

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"This CD, aka "Improvisations for Kulintang", is a special trio collaboration in the Philippines that occurred between Sabu Toyozumi and Rick Countryman in Dec 2018, with featured guest artist Tusa Montes. Tusa is a session percussioni...

Sugimoto, Taku / Minami Saeki: Songs [2 CDs] Sugimoto, Taku / Minami Saeki:
Songs [2 CDs]

(Ftarri -- Japan )

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"The concept of Songs, the duo project of guitarist Taku Sugimoto and vocalist Minami Saeki, came about in the second half of 2016. By that December they had already made recordings of their music, and the following February they...

Common Objects (Davies / Butcher / Davies / Lapelyte / Patterson / Thomas): Skullmarks Common Objects (Davies / Butcher / Davies / Lapelyte / Patterson / Thomas):
Skullmarks

(Meena -- Japan )

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"The group Common Objects was formed in 2005 by the British harpist/composer Rhodri Davies. The group has had a fluid membership, but in recent years its core members have been the six musicians performing on this album: John Butcher, A...

Nakamura,Toshimaru / Ken Ikeda / Tomoyoshi Date: Ink on Paper Nakamura,Toshimaru / Ken Ikeda / Tomoyoshi Date:
Ink on Paper

(Meena -- Japan )

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"No-input mixing board player Toshimaru Nakamura makes wide-ranging use of mixer feedback in his many performances in Japan and other countries. London-based electronics player Ken Ikeda has released albums on a number of labels includi...

Morishige, Yasumune / Yoko Ikeda / Takashi Masubuchi: Shade Morishige, Yasumune / Yoko Ikeda / Takashi Masubuchi:
Shade

(Meena -- Japan )

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"This CD documents the complete first and second sets (each a little over 30 minutes) of a concert at Ftarri on September 29, 2018, performed by Yasumune Morishige (cello) Yoko Ikeda (viola), and Takashi Masubuchi (guitar), three improv...

Mitchell, Roscoe Orchestra: Littlefield Concert Hall Mills College Mitchell, Roscoe Orchestra:
Littlefield Concert Hall Mills College

(Wide Hive -- USA )

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"Each of the four pieces on the album is a product of the Roscoe's tireless efforts to devise systems to articulate and capitalize on the tensions between composition and improvisation in both his own work and music as a practice at-lar...

Dunmall, Paul Sun Ship Quartet (Skidmore / Kjaer / Solberg / Wastell): John Coltrane 50Th Memorial C Dunmall, Paul Sun Ship Quartet (Skidmore / Kjaer / Solberg / Wastell):
John Coltrane 50Th Memorial Concert At Cafe Oto [2 CDs]

(Confront -- UK )

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A stellar line-up commemorateing the 50th anniversary of John Coltrane's passing, showcasing Paul Dunmall's blistering Coltrane influenced quartet together with special guest, lifelong Coltrane devotee saxophonist Alan Skidmore, and also marking the premiere performance of the newly formed international trio of Julie Kjaer (DK), Mark Wastell (GB) and Stale Liavik Solberg (NOR).

Pateras, Anthony: Collected Works Vol. II (2005-2018) Pateras, Anthony:
Collected Works Vol. II (2005-2018)

(Immediata -- Australia )

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The second volume in composer and audio explorer Anthony Pateras' "Collected Works" series, a sturdy 5 CD box set assembling 26 collaborations and solo works that bridge experimental and contemporary compositional work investigating electro-acoustic orchestration, temporal hallucination and sound phenomena, a remarkably diverse and fascinating collection.



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