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Vinyl Recordings


 
Machida, Yoshio: Synthi [CINYL 10-inch] Machida, Yoshio:
Synthi [CINYL 10-inch]

(Cyland Audio Archive -- Russia )

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Three tracks from Yoshio Machida's works for the SYNTHI AKS, the 1971 portable modular synthesizer developed by Electronic Music Studios using a generative music machine with a matrix patch panel allowing great flexibility in modulation, reverb, effect like delay, and glitch, in a 7.5" lathe cut vinyl release, numbered in a silk-screened antistatic package.

Louis Minus XVI: De Anima [VINYL] Louis Minus XVI:
De Anima [VINYL]

(BeCoq -- France )

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With a decade of experience, the Flandres, Netherlands free jazz quartet of Adrien Douliez on alto saxophone, Jean Baptiste Rubin on tenor saxophone, Maxime Petit on bass, and Frederic L'Homme on drums blend ethnic and world music with assertive playing, from groove oriented to more aggressive forms, a unique voice in free playing.

Univers Zero: Ceux Du Dehors [VINYL] Univers Zero:
Ceux Du Dehors [VINYL]

(Sub Rosa -- Belgium )

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A remarkable work of chamber rock in the 1981 third album from Belgian band Univers Zero led by drummer/percussionist Daniel Denis, who also provides the complex and darkly brooding compositions for the ensemble, inspired and guided by the writing of H. P. Lovecraft, here in a much-needed vinyl reissue.

Hazan, Shay / Albert Beger / Eyal Netzer / Nadav Masel / Haim E. Peskoff / Ofer Bymel: Good Morning Hazan, Shay / Albert Beger / Eyal Netzer / Nadav Masel / Haim E. Peskoff / Ofer Bymel:
Good Morning Universe [10-inch VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Double bassist Shay Hazan, a member of the Albert Beger Quartet, provides the compositions for this 10" album recorded in Tel-Aviv,, a sextet that's essentially a double trio, with two tenor saxophonists (Albert Beger and Eyal Netzer), two drummers (Haim E. Peskoff and Ofer Bymel) and a secondary string from Nadav Masel playing a hamsa, a 5-stringed custom cello.

Schlippenbach, Alexander von / Aki Takase: Live At Cafe Amores [VINYL] Schlippenbach, Alexander von / Aki Takase:
Live At Cafe Amores [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Legendary free jazz pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach, founder of Globe Unity Orchestra and Berlin Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, met masterful Japanese pianist Aki Takase in 1995 for a live concert at Cafe Amores, in Hofu, Yamaguchi, Japan, for a concert of intricate interplay and uniquely creative approaches, taking on work by Mingus, Monk, and even Frank Zappa.

Bae, Choi Sun / Junji Hirose / Motoharu Yoshizawa / Kim Dae Hwan: Arirang Fantasy [VINYL] Bae, Choi Sun / Junji Hirose / Motoharu Yoshizawa / Kim Dae Hwan:
Arirang Fantasy [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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A 1995 live concert at Romanisches Cafe in Tokyo from the South Korean and Japanese free improvising quartet of Choi Sun Bae on trumpet, Junji Hirose on tenor & soprano saxophones, Motoharu Yoshizawa on electric vertical five strings bass, and Kim Dae Hwan on percussion, in five collective improvisations including an homage to Charlie Parker.

Listening Group (feat. Daniel Carter / Patrick Holmes / Jeff Snyder / Stelios Mihas / Federico Ughi) Listening Group (feat. Daniel Carter / Patrick Holmes / Jeff Snyder / Stelios Mihas / Federico Ughi):
Live at the Forward Festival 2016 [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

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A live performance at Forward Festival 2016, in Brooklyn, NY, merging chamber music, free improvisation, free and avant jazz and other forms in a an ensemble with Daniel Carter (sax & trumpet), Claire de Brunner (bassoon), Patrick Holmes (clarinet), Nick Lyons (sax), Jeff Snyder (electronics), Stelios Mihas (guitar), Jonah Rosenberg (piano), Zach Swanson (bass), and Federico Ughi (drums).

Sturge, Donald / Anthony McKenzie II (feat. Elliot Sharp, Bill Laswell, Vernon Reid): Silenced II - Sturge, Donald / Anthony McKenzie II (feat. Elliot Sharp, Bill Laswell, Vernon Reid):
Silenced II - Views from the Auction Block [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

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Drummer Donald Sturge Anthony McKenzie II trades off duos with a set of masterful musicians in the second volume of his "Silenced" project, here with guitarist Elliott Sharp for a complex and inspired dialog; with bassist Bill Laswell for a rich and moody soundscape; and with guitarist Vernon Reid in a piece for McKenzie's daughter; plus one solo drum piece.

Kuzu (Dave Rempis / Tashi Dorji / Tyler Damon): Hiljaisuus [VINYL] Kuzu (Dave Rempis / Tashi Dorji / Tyler Damon):
Hiljaisuus [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Kuzu is a hard-charging but patient trio that came together in the fall of 2017, after saxophonist Dave Rempis, a stalwart of the Chicago improvised music scene, worked with both Tashi Dorji (guitar) and Tyler Damon (drums) individually as part of a lengthy solo tour of the U.S.; this new trio is captured at Elastic Arts, in Chicago in an intense and dynamic live set.

Master Oogway: The Concert Koan [VINYL] Master Oogway:
The Concert Koan [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Powerful electric jazz roots from the Norwegian quartet of Lauritz Lyster Skeidsvoll on saxophone, Havard Nordberg Funderud on guitar, Karl Erik E. Horndalsveen on double bass, and Martin Mellem on drums, shredding inspirations from 60s electric Miles and Ornette, with a rock influenced rhythm section and electric guitar work driving great soloing.

Heaven (Henrik Pultz Melbye / Ole Mofjell): IAPOE [VINYL] Heaven (Henrik Pultz Melbye / Ole Mofjell):
IAPOE [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Inspired by European improvisation, 60's NY-loft-avant-garde and Ethiopian jazz, Heaven, the Norwegian collaborative project of Danish saxophonist Henrik Pultz Melbye and Norwegian drummer Ole Mofjell, merge rhythmic and melodic realms, adding stretches of noise and non-idiomatic sounds, in fast-paced, highly-energetic, and highly-informed performances.

Desprez, Julien / Luis Lopes: Boa Tarde [VINYL] Desprez, Julien / Luis Lopes:
Boa Tarde [VINYL]

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Two guitarists with unique approaches to their instruments -- Paris-based Julen Depsrez and Lisbon-based Luis Lopes -- in an experimental album of evolving sound through extreme modification of guitar sound and sustain, mysteriously building their interactions from whispering sonics to growling harmonics, tightly controlled but bristling with complex energy.

McPhee, Joe : One Day... A Lightning Storm [10-inch VINYL] McPhee, Joe :
One Day... A Lightning Storm [10-inch VINYL]

(Sound American/Pleasure of the Text Records -- USA )

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Originally recorded as an interview with Corbett vs. Dempsey's John Corbett over two days at Chicago's Experimental Sound Studio, this limited interview 10-include LP is a profound documentation of one artist's path through discovering their voice while negotiating one of the most profoundly disturbing periods in American history; includes a 20 page booklet.

Cambien, Jonas Trio (w / Roligheten / Wildhagen): We Must Mustn't We [VINYL] Cambien, Jonas Trio (w / Roligheten / Wildhagen):
We Must Mustn't We [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Leveraging influences in improvisation and contemporary compositional music, Belgian/Oslo pianist Jonas Cambien, a member of Simiskina and Platform, extends his own trio of saxophonist Andre Rolighete and drummer Andreas Wildhagen with trumpeter Torstein Lavik Larsen on 2 tracks, as they balance jazz, avant, free improv and other hybrid forms in a compellingly creative album.

Audio One (Vandermark/Adasiewicz/Berman/Bishop/Rempis/Williams/Mazzarrella/Daisy/Macri/Paulson): An Audio One (Vandermark/Adasiewicz/Berman/Bishop/Rempis/Williams/Mazzarrella/Daisy/Macri/Paulson):
An International Report [VINYL]

(Audiographic Records -- USA )

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The first release from Ken Vandermark's Audiographic label, and his new band Audio One, a 10-piece ensemble inclduing Jason Adasiewicz (vibes), Jeb Bishop (trombone), Josh Berman (cornet), Tim Daisy (drums), Nick Mazzarella, Mars Williams, Dave Rempis & Ken Vandermark on reeds.

Bynum, Taylor Ho : Enter the Plustet [CD] Bynum, Taylor Ho :
Enter the Plustet [CD]

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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Cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum draws on a variety of techniques from improvised conduction to big band orchestration to deconstructed fanfares, with a large 15 member ensemble of impressive improvisers embodying a diversity of generations, backgrounds, ethnicities, and gender, presenting three large scale compositions that are ambitious and wonderfully accomplished.

Deluxx: The Tidy Boy [VINYL] Deluxx:
The Tidy Boy [VINYL]

(Spirit of Orr -- USA )

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One part Sonic Youth, one part early Residents, Deluxx is the anomalous output of NY/Boston transplant Mark Peretta, a one-man band of crazy riffs and warped song-spieling.

Gustafsson / Sandstrom / Werlin : This is From the Mouth [VINYL 1-SIDED PICTURE DISC] Gustafsson / Sandstrom / Werlin :
This is From the Mouth [VINYL 1-SIDED PICTURE DISC]

(Utech Records -- USA )

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After working together on the theater production Das Fliegende Kind (The Flying Child), the trio of Mats Gustafsson, David Sandstrom (Refused), and Andreas Werliin (Fire!) recorded this 18 minute improvisation, a work of percussive force and rolling sax tone that builds to an explosive fury of sound, released on a stunning 1-sided picture disc.

Lopes, Luis: Love Song [VINYL] Lopes, Luis:
Love Song [VINYL]

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Solo work from Portuguese guitarist Luis Lopes, showing a different side to his work with Humanization 4tet or his Noise Solo project, instead presenting a gentler and more romantic music marked by seductive playing with an unexpectedly tender appeal.

Magic I.D., The : till my breath gives out [VINYL] Magic I.D., The :
till my breath gives out [VINYL]

(erstwhile -- USA )

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Superb 1st erstwhile 'pop' release as only an erstwhile artist could define the term: abstract lower case and perceptive songs with dual clarinets and guitar.

Hennies, Sarah (performed by Lenka Novosedlikova): Sisters [VINYL] Hennies, Sarah (performed by Lenka Novosedlikova):
Sisters [VINYL]

(Mappa -- Slovokia )

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US Composer Sarah Hennies wrote these pieces for vibraphone for Lenka Novosedlíková to be performed at the church in Kyjatice, Slovokia, a medieval building the two discovered while traveling, and that they challenged each to bring life to the building while respecting it's contemplative character and using the psychoacoustic dimensions of space.

Melford's, Myra Snowy Egret (w/ Miles / Ellman / Takeishi / Sorey): The Other Side Of Air [VINYL 2 L Melford's, Myra Snowy Egret (w/ Miles / Ellman / Takeishi / Sorey):
The Other Side Of Air [VINYL 2 LPs + DOWNLOAD]

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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Taking the reigns as composer, performer and bandleader, New York pianist Myra Melford's exceptional quintet Snowy Egret, with Ron Miles on cornet, Liberty Ellman on guitar, Stomu Takeishi on acoustic bass guitar, and Tyshawn Sorey on drums, present a brilliant album of creative jazz, with lyrical grooves and commanding soloing, a great and thoroughly modern album.

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

(Transversales Disques -- France )

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

About Group (Mukai / Clervaux / Coxon / Thomas / Taylor): RAK [VINYL] About Group (Mukai / Clervaux / Coxon / Thomas / Taylor):
RAK [VINYL]

(Treader -- UK )

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The 2nd About Group album replaces drummer Charles Hayward with Rupert Clervaux, alongside Susumu Mukai on bass, John Coxon on electric guitar, Pat Thomas on piano & synth, and Alexis Taylor on synth & electric piano, using Coxon's simple and insistent guitar themes as a foundation for four extended group compositions containing a surprising collision of sounds and influences.

Dogmatics, The: Chop Off The Tops [VINYL] Dogmatics, The:
Chop Off The Tops [VINYL]

(Dogmatics -- Australia )

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The second album from the duo of pianist Chris Abrahams (The Necks) and clarinetist Kai Fagaschinski (The Magic I.D., Interational Nothing) has the duo decelerating for an intimate examination of tone and harmonics through perfectly placed notes and subtly extreme technique, creating sublime sonic environments that hover and dissolve; beautiful.

Ambarchi, Oren & Jim O'Rourke w/ Special Guest U-Zhaan: Hence [VINYL] Ambarchi, Oren & Jim O'Rourke w/ Special Guest U-Zhaan:
Hence [VINYL]

(Editions Mego -- Austria )

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Accompanied by Japanese master tabla player U-zhaan, the 3rd album from Australian guitarist and experimenter Oren Ambarchi and Chicago/NY/Japan musician Jim O'Rourke uses U-zhaan's warmly active rhythms as a platform for shifting sounds and resonant repetition, hypnotic and psychedelic as it draws the listener into wonderful swirls of sound.

Raia, Antonio : Asylum [VINYL] Raia, Antonio :
Asylum [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Naples tenor saxophonist Antonio Raia's album of solo saxophone improvisations employs a mix of traditional and unusual techniques in 12 concise pieces that fragment "scraps" of melody into a diverse ruminating streams, recorded at the city's Filangeri Asylum by sound artist Renato Fiorito, using ten microphones to capture the unique qualities of the space.

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

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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

Chessex, Antoine: Subjectivation [VINYL] Chessex, Antoine:
Subjectivation [VINYL]

(Fragment Factory -- E.U. )

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Using material from solo live performances in San Francisco, Berlin, Zurich and London between 2010 and 2015, composer and sound artist Antoine Chessex developed the two compositions of this album, extracting his electroacoustic altered saxophone work and developing them into larger works that bridge extreme and psychoacoustics approaches with great sonic depth.

Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi: Telepatia Liquid Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi:
Telepatia Liquida [VINYL + DOWNLOAD CODE]

(577 -- USA )

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Recorded on the last night of 577's Forward Festival 2017 in Brooklyn, the quintet of Daniel Carter (reeds & trumpet), Patrick Holmes (clarinet), Matthew Putman (piano), Hilliard Greene (bass) and Federico Ughi (drums) take their audience on three remarkable journeys of almost chamber-oriented collective free jazz, adventurous and not-to-be-missed examples of modern jazz.

Holland, Dave Feat. Evan Parker / Craig Taborn / Ches Smith: Uncharted Territories [VINYL 3 LPS] Holland, Dave Feat. Evan Parker / Craig Taborn / Ches Smith:
Uncharted Territories [VINYL 3 LPS]

(Dare2 Records -- E.U. )

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Reuniting bassist Dave Holland with saxophonist Evan Parker, a longtime friend from their early days in London, and joined by Craig Taborn on piano and electronics, and Ches Smith on percussion, as the group performs as a quartet and also in a variety of permutations of duo and trio configurations, in a set of rich and informed dialogs of masterful skill.

Stein's, Jason Locksmith Isidore: After Caroline [VINYL] Stein's, Jason Locksmith Isidore:
After Caroline [VINYL]

(Northern Spy -- USA )

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The fourth release from Chicago bass clarinetist Jason Stein's Locksmith Isidore, a trio with Jason Roebke on bass and New York drummer Mike Pride, playing modern creative jazz with a twisted melodic sense through Stein's original compositions, alongside one collective comoposition and John Coltrane's "26-2", a great example of 21st century jazz.

Davis / Mitchell / Ortiz / Shipp: New American Songbooks, Volume 2 [VINYL] Davis / Mitchell / Ortiz / Shipp:
New American Songbooks, Volume 2 [VINYL]

(Sound American/Pleasure of the Text Records -- USA )

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The 2nd volume of Sound American's "New American Songbooks" turns from the 1st volume's group approach to the singular voices of 4 masterful pianists--Kris Davis, Matt Mitchell, Aruan Ortiz, and Matthew Shipp--as they interpret the music of traditional hymns, Carla Bley, filmaker/composer Ed Bland, and bandcamp era composers Ryan Power & Christopher Weisman.

Guionnet, Jean-Luc / Thomas Tilly: Stones, Air, Axioms / Delme [VINYL 2 LPs] Guionnet, Jean-Luc / Thomas Tilly:
Stones, Air, Axioms / Delme [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Fragment Factory -- E.U. )

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The 3rd phase of French sound artists Jean-Luc Guionnet & Thomas Tilly's art and research project, recorded at the Center for Contemporary Art at La Synagogue de Delme and joined by percussionist Will Guthrie, bagpiper Claude Grandjean, and violist Cyprien Busolini, creating a remarkably diverse installation of audio frequencies, voices, instrumental sections, rhythms and silence.

Oliveros, Pauline: Reverberations 1 [VINYL 2 LPs] Oliveros, Pauline:
Reverberations 1 [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Important Records -- USA )

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Important Records released the 12-CD box set "Reverberations: Tape & Electronic Music 1961-1970" in 2012, presenting an overview of Oliveros' experimental music along with early and unreleased music; this is the 1st volume in the vinyl Reverberations series, which will reissue those CDs on LP, here presenting two works: "Time Perspectives" and "Mnemonics".

Kuchen, Martin / Rafal Mazur: Baza  [VINYL] Kuchen, Martin / Rafal Mazur:
Baza [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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A unique freely improvised sax and bass duo from Angles leader Martin Kuchen on alto and sopranino saxophones, and Rafal Mazur on acoustic bass guitar, recording live at BAZA Club in Krakow, Poland in 2017 they perform the two part "Baza", initiating with mastery and determination, morphing to more meditative playing, and ending with impressive assertion.

Smith, Wadada Leo / Sabu Toyozumi: Burning Meditation [VINYL] Smith, Wadada Leo / Sabu Toyozumi:
Burning Meditation [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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"Burning" is an accurate description of the energetic, spiritual and enthusiastic duo of Japanese percussionist Sabu Toyozumi and NY trumpet legend Wadada Leo Smith, also performing on koto, flute, percussion and voice, caught live at C.S Akarenga in Yamaguchi City for 6 stunning dialogs, including one dedicated to late trumpeter Don Cherry.

Jones Jones (Larry Ochs / Mark Dresser / Vladimir Tarasov): A Jones In Time Saves Nine [VINYL] Jones Jones (Larry Ochs / Mark Dresser / Vladimir Tarasov):
A Jones In Time Saves Nine [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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The 3rd album from the trio of Larry Ochs (Rova Saxophone Quartet) on tenor & sopranino saxophones, Downtown NY mainstay and West Coast migrant Mark Dresser on bass, and Ganelin Trio alumnus Vladimir Tarasov on drums and percussion, in four superb examples of collective improvisation captured live in two concerts in Berkeley and San Diego, CA in 2016.

Bailey, Derek & Cyro Baptista: Cyro [VINYL 2 LPs] Bailey, Derek & Cyro Baptista:
Cyro [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Honest Jons Records -- UK )

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Reissuing the 1st CD on UK free improvising guitarist Derek Bailey's Incus label is this 1982 duo with Brazilian percussionist Cyro Baptista, a remarkable dialog that draws percussive qualities from Bailey and lyrical aspects from Baptista, as the two push each other into inventive and exotic exchanges in an exuberant album; an incredible start to the Incus CD series.

Bailey, Derek / Tony Coe: Time [VINYL 2 LPs] Bailey, Derek / Tony Coe:
Time [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Honest Jons Records -- UK )

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An unusual pairing between UK non-idiomatic improvising legend Derek Bailey and clarinetist Tony Coe, best known for his work with Franz Koglmann (heard on Hatology) his work with Tony Oxley, and work in avant classical settings; here they find common ground in a miniature chamber improv approach of both technical virtuosity and atonal lyricism.

Mattin: Songbook #7 [VINYL] Mattin:
Songbook #7 [VINYL]

(Munster Records -- Spain )

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Using historical references to rethink the present--the first 7 months of the Russian Revolution; and the accusal of Marius Plateau's murder by Germaine Berto--and working with Lucio Capece, Marcel Dickhage, Farahnaz Hatam, Moor Mother & Cathleen Schuster, Mattin performed this intense work of sound and narrative at the Digging The Global South Festival in Cologne, 2017.

Mollestad, Hedvig Trio: Smells Funny [VINYL + CD] Mollestad, Hedvig Trio:
Smells Funny [VINYL + CD]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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The sixth album from guitarist Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen's scorching Norwegian instrumental rock trio, having built a strong following through their impressive approach to rock, schooled from both early hard/progressive band but also driving fusion bands, with a penetrating edge in authoritative soloing and intense rhythmic interplay.

Oyauchi / Deku Duo: Now's The Time? [VINYL] Oyauchi / Deku Duo:
Now's The Time? [VINYL]

(Armageddon Nova -- Japan )

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The first release on Japan's Armageddon Nova, now reissued as a limited 180gm double vinyl LP, presenting a 2012 concert at Performing Arts Center, in Japan in 2012 by the duo of free improvising alto saxophonist Aishi Oyauchi, a peer of Karou Abe in the 60s, and contrabassist Deku, a member of the 70s free improvising group New Jazz Syndicate.

Poulsen, Hasse / Tom Rainey: Open Fist Poulsen, Hasse / Tom Rainey:
Open Fist

(BeCoq -- France )

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New York Drummer Tom Rainey met French guitarist Hasse Poulsen to record this album of dynamic duos in the studio, building works that ebb and flow between aggressive sound and reflective harmony, an impressive display of technical, lyrical, and powerful playing.

Mattin: Songbook #6 [VINYL] Mattin:
Songbook #6 [VINYL]

(Munster Records, Insulin Addicted Records, CruditŽs Tapes -- E.U. )

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Spanish sound artist and vocalist Mattin in his 6th "Songbook" album, performed with Farahnaz Hatam, Pan Daijing, Colin Hacklander, Werner Dafeldecker, and Dean Roberts, a vicious mix of essentially no-wave rock and experimental music, six songs at exactly six minutes each covering topics of the conflicts, confusion and frustrations of our modern age.

Carter, Daniel / Watson Jennison / William Parker / Federico Ughi: Live! Volume 1: Erie [VINYL] Carter, Daniel / Watson Jennison / William Parker / Federico Ughi:
Live! Volume 1: Erie [VINYL]

(577 -- USA )

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Working together in tours and recording since 2005, the NY trio of multi-reedist and wind player Daniel Carter, bassis William Parker and drummer/percussionist Federico Ughi are joined by saxophonist Watson Jennison also on flute, recorder and keyboards for this enlightened album of modern and transcendent jazz in a limited, remastered LP edition with bonus material.

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.

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

(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.

Lariviere, Regis Renouard: Contree [VINYL] Lariviere, Regis Renouard:
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(Recollection GRM -- Austria )

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

Ferrari, Luc: Music Promenade / Unheimlich Schon [VINYL] Ferrari, Luc:
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(Recollection GRM -- Austria )

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Two works from French composer Luc Ferrari: "Music Promenade" (1964-69) an electroacoustic work for four stand-alone tape recorders presenting a series of colliding realistic sounds and sonic images; and "Unheimlich Schon" (1971), a quiet work of Musique concrete with spoken word--"How does a young woman breathe when thinking about something else?"

Various Artists: An Anthology of Greek Experimental Electronic Music 1966-2016 [2 LPs] Various Artists:
An Anthology of Greek Experimental Electronic Music 1966-2016 [2 LPs]

(Sub Rosa -- Belgium )

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An anthology of contemporary Greek experimental composers focused primarily on works since the 1980s, attempting to map the breadth of approaches while delineating different understandings of what "Greek" or "experimental" may stand for, by means of zeroing in on the numerous, often overlapping, realities and micro-scenes that are associated with the former.

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 while he deconstructs the instrument during performance, creating unusual textures and timbres, here in two side-long profoudnly contemplative improvisations.

Douglas, Dave: Showing Up / The Power of the Vote [7" VINYL] Douglas, Dave:
Showing Up / The Power of the Vote [7" VINYL]

(Greenleaf Music -- USA )

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2019 Record Store Day release, a 7" from trumpeter Dave Douglas in two different configurations: the lead track from his album "Engage" featuring guitarist Jeff Parker and cellist Tomeka Reid along with Anna Webber, Nick Dunston & Kate Gentile; and a B-Side from 2018's "Uplift" featuring Joe Lovano and Bill Laswell alongside Mary Halvorson, Julian Lage, and Ian Chang.

Erdmann, Daniel / Samuel Rohrer / Vincent Courtois / Frank Mobus: Ten Songs About Real Utopia [VINYL Erdmann, Daniel / Samuel Rohrer / Vincent Courtois / Frank Mobus:
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(Arjunamusic -- Germany )

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The 3rd album from the quartet of saxophonist Daniel Erdmann, drummer Samuel Rohrer, guitarist Frank Mobus and cellist Vincent Courtois, 10 "songs" that uses lyrical settings as a basis for avant soloing in compositions that find adept union points that yield to turbulence, billowing clouds that yield thunderous moments then clear to sophisticated tranquility.

Gesing, Klaus / Bjorn Meyer / Samuel Rohrer : Amiira [VINYL] Gesing, Klaus / Bjorn Meyer / Samuel Rohrer :
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(Arjunamusic -- Germany )

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The second album from German saxophonist and clarinetist Klaus Gesing, Swedish bassist Bjorn Meyer, and Swiss drummer Samuel Rohrer, co-composing the rich atmospheres of timbre, textured percussion and propulsive beats, landscapes over which their playing intertwines in lyrical progressions, very much in an ECM vein of rich subtlety and imaginative playing.

Roigk, Stefan : Suffering For The Promised [VINYL] Roigk, Stefan :
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(Fragment Factory -- Germany )

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

Buck, Tony / Massimo Pupillo: Time Being [VINYL] Buck, Tony / Massimo Pupillo:
Time Being [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Italian composer and bass-player Massimo Pupillo (ZU) and Australian drummer Tony Buck (The Necks) collaborate in a beautifully haunting, absorbing ambient set, taking in electronic abstraction and free improvisation, released in two distinct editions--"Time Being" on vinyl LP and "Unseen" on compact disc, each with two different improvisations.

Toyozumi / Countryman / Tan: Chasing The Sun [VINYL] Toyozumi / Countryman / Tan:
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(ChapChap Records -- Philippines )

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Two lives sets at Tago Jazz Cafe in the Philippines in 2018 from the trio of master percussionist Sabu Toyozumi on drums, American ex-pat Rick Countryman on alto saxophone, and Simon Tan on acoustic bass, this their 3rd album of solid free improvisation of extended and masterful discourse, unusual percussive devices, and powerful rhythmic foundation.

Gustafsson, Mats / Christian Marclay: Link [VINYL] Gustafsson, Mats / Christian Marclay:
Link [VINYL]

(Smalltown Superjazzz / Actions for Free Jazz -- Norway )

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Smalltown Supersound launches a new sublabel called Actions For Free Jazz with this duo of Christian Marclay and Mats Gustafsson, recording in the studio for 7 indescribably wonderful free improvisations using turntable and every inch of Gustafsson's baritone and tenor sax, plus electronics; an exciting album of unpredictable and incredibly skilled sound art.

Mopcut (Konig / Desprez / Chen): Accelerated Frames Of Reference [VINYL] Mopcut (Konig / Desprez / Chen):
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(Trost Records -- Austria )

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An album of extreme electronic improvisation using heavy underpinning of rhythm, voice and electronics, from a trio of Viennese, French, and Chinese/American performers--Lukas Konig on drums, synthesizer & voice, Julien Desprez on guitar, and Audrey Chen on voice & electronics--blurring the lines of sonic art, rock, and inexplicable ritualistic sound.

Mitchell, Roscoe Orchestra: Littlefield Concert Hall Mills College [VINYL] Mitchell, Roscoe Orchestra:
Littlefield Concert Hall Mills College [VINYL]

(Wide Hive -- USA )

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Roscoe Mitchell's 25 Piece Orchestra returns with an outstanding follow-up to his 2017 release "Discussions", recorded in concert at the Littlefield Auditorium in Mills College, reworking earlier pieces that take advantages of Mitchell's systems designed to articulate and capitalize on the tensions between composition and improvisation; an impressive achievement.

Dark Star Safari (Rohrer / Bang / Honore / Aarse): Dark Star Safari [VINYL] Dark Star Safari (Rohrer / Bang / Honore / Aarse):
Dark Star Safari [VINYL]

(Arjunamusic -- Germany )

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Percussionist Samuel Rohrer invited Jan Bang and Eivind Aarset to his Berlin studio to record the 10 improvisations that create the basis for these haunting songs, the band taking that material to enhance and shape resulting compositions, inspiring Jan Bang to develop the lyrics reminiscent of David Sylvian's recent work, resulting in this darkly impressive album.

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.: [VINYL 2 LPs REMASTERED + DOWNLOAD] Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.:
[VINYL 2 LPs REMASTERED + DOWNLOAD]

(Black Editions -- USA )

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The rock legacy that is Japan's Acid Mothers Temple led by guitarist Makoto Kawabata reissues their 1st album from 1997, an ensemble of 14 musicians including guitar, synth, sax, bass, drums, didgeridoo, magic cane, and penguin; a heady brew of hypnotic flowing psychedelic, prog-quoting kosmiche, starting their legacy with a prayer and ending with AMT for All!

Spring Heel Jack / Wadada Leo Smith: The Sweetness of the Water [VINYL] Spring Heel Jack / Wadada Leo Smith:
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(Treader -- UK )

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A reissue of their 2004 album, the 4th on Thirsty Ear for the UK group Spring Heel Jack of Ashley Wales on guitar &, electronics, Mark Sanders on drums & timpani, John Coxon on guitar & keys, and John Edwards on bass, joined by Evan Parker on sax & piano, and special guest Wadada Leo Smith on trumpet, for a subtle album of sonic complexities, dramatic power and lyrical poise.

Mitelli, Gabriele / Rob Mazurek: Star Splitter [VINYL] Mitelli, Gabriele / Rob Mazurek:
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(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Referencing the poem "Star-splitter" by Robert Frost, Italian improviser Gabriele Mitelli on cornet, soprano sax & alto flugelhorn, and Chicago improviser Rob Mazurek on piccolo trumpet, both using electronics, object & voice, create a spiritually rich and warm series, "gazing" at four planets through immersive, unique and authoritative performance; exceptional.

Miguel, Sei: O Carro De Fogo De Sei Miguel [VINYL] Miguel, Sei:
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(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Recording live in the Namouche Studios in Lisbon in 2018, trumpeter Sei Miguel's octet performs a large work translating to "Fire Car", inspired by William Blake's "Jerusalem" (Chariot of Fire), reminding of early 70's Miles/fusion work as organist Andre Goncalves creates an atmospheric backbone over which the band introduces repetition and variation; mysterious and singular.

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.: Those Who Came Never Before [VINYL] <i>[Used Item] Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.:
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(Nod and Smile Records -- E.U. )

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Four psychedelic blues and rock tracks from Japan's Acid Mothers Temple led by guitarist Kawabata Makoto, with vocalist Cotton Casino, synth guru Higashi Hiroshi, guitarist Mitsuru Tabata, drummer Satoshima Nani, and S/T Wold on tape, space and time, informed and psych-referencing music that slowly builds into intricate and explosive inner headspaces.

Cappozzo, Jean-Luc  / Didier Lasserre: Ceremony's A Name For The Rich Horn [VINYL 10-inch EP] <i>[Us Cappozzo, Jean-Luc / Didier Lasserre:
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(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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A 2-part single improvisation recorded live at la Maison Peinte, Labarthe-sur-Leze in 2014 from Jean-Luc Capozzo on trumpet & flugelhorn, and drummer Didier Lasserre, showing a great range of style and dynamic in gutsy playing using powerful technique and creative interaction.

Cremaster / Komora A: split [7-inch VINYL] <i>[Used Item]</i> Cremaster / Komora A:
split [7-inch VINYL] [Used Item]

(Monotype -- Poland )

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A split 7" release between Cremaster (Alfredo Costa Monteiro (electronics) and Ferran Fages (feedback mixing board and electroacoustic devices); and the Komora A trio of Karol Koszniec (electronics), Dominik Kowalczyk (laptop) and Jakub Mikolajczyk (modular synth).

Eisenstadt, Harris / Mivos Quartet: Whatever Will Happen That Will Also Be [VINYL] <i>[Used Item]</i Eisenstadt, Harris / Mivos Quartet:
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(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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NY free jazz drummer and composer Harris Eisenstadt brings his talents to the compositional world with this four movement suite performed by the Mivos Quartet of Olivia De Prato, Josh Modney, Victor Lowrie and Mariel Roberts, a creative composition blending melodic and textural approaches to the strings in a bold rendering of Eisenstandt's work.

Fox, Danny: Wide Eyed [VINYL] <i>[Used Item]</i> Fox, Danny:
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(Hot Cup Records -- USA )

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Pianist Danny Fox's trio with bassist Chris van Voorst van Beest and drummer Max Goldman in an album showing how the tight rapport this touring band has developed on the road, performing Fox's melodic and inventive compositions with a wealth of influences and style.

Hawkins, Chester: Natural Causes - Original Music For Pale Trees, A Film By Tim Ashby [VINYL] <i>[Us Hawkins, Chester:
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(Intangible Arts -- USA )

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Washington, DC based electronic experimenter Chester Hawkins (Blue Sausage Infant) was commissioned by director Tim Ashby to compose this work for the soundtrack to his feature-length film "Pale Trees", Hawkin's music illustrating the film's gradient of psychological colors from darkness, rage, and vengeance through a mix of kosmische drone in a Tangerine Dream vein.

Kahn, Jason: Songline [VINYL 2 LPs] <i>[Used Item]</i> Kahn, Jason:
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(Editions -- Switzerland )

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Swiss improviser Jason Kahn continues his forays into vocal experimentation with this solo album, recorded in the rooms of a former Swisscom telephone relay station in Zurich, recorded in a single take, pushing himself over the edge in these unique vocal compositions that are stark examples of his creative and confrontational skills.

Liederkreis (Judith Berkson): Liederkreis [VINYL] <i>[Used Item]</i> Liederkreis (Judith Berkson):
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(B. Walter Recordings -- USA )

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NYC vocalist, composer and keyboardist Judith Berkson in the debut album for her one-woman band Liederkreis (translating to "song-cycle", a reference to Schumann), taking a sharp turn from previous work through experimental synth, voice and effects in unique and often aberrant ways.

Marhaug, Lasse: Void [7" VINYL] <i>[Used Item]</i> Marhaug, Lasse:
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(BeCoq -- France )

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Two dark works of sound creating a mysterious chasm of drones, pulsations, electronic stretches, and mysterious percussive engines, a strange pair of recordings that definitely fit the title of this 7" record from Norwegian sound experimenter Lasse Marhaug.



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