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Vinyl Recordings


 
La Casa, Eric: L'inspir du Rivage part 2&3  [VINYL 7-inch] La Casa, Eric:
L'inspir du Rivage part 2&3 [VINYL 7-inch]

(Povertech / Joe Colley -- USA )

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First stock of this 1999 7" from French sound artist Eric La Casa created as part of Joe Colley's "Explorer" series, the title translating to "the shore breathing" where each composition develops from field recordings of water, the first part more naturalist and adhering to the initial recordings, the second using sound processing to create something unique and mesmerizing.

Abrams, Muhal Richard: Celestial Birds [VINYL] Abrams, Muhal Richard:
Celestial Birds [VINYL]

(KARLRECORDS -- Germany )

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A compilation of works from the late Chicago multi-reedist, experimenter, and AACM founder Muhal Richard Abrams, focused on his widely unknown electronic compositions, in four recording from 1968-1995 with collaborators including Anthony Braxton, Leroy Jenkins, Amina Claudine Myers, Roscoe Mitchell, Maurice McIntyre, Yousef Yancey, Thurman Barker, &c.

Company: 1983 [VINYL 2 LPs] Company:
1983 [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Honest Jons Records -- UK )

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Unreleased recordings from Derek Bailey's Company project, recorded at the BBC in 1983 with a stellar set of performers including Evan Parker (clarinet), Hugh Davies (electronics), Jamie Muir (percussion), Joelle Leandre (bass), J.D. Parran (winds), John Corbett (trumpet), Vinko Globokar (trombone), Ernst Reijseger (cello), and Peter Brotzmann (reeds).

Karkhana: Bitter Balls [VINYL] Karkhana:
Bitter Balls [VINYL]

(Unrock -- Netherlands )

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LP-only, no 7" single. The second full-length album from Karkhana, a septet featuring members of Dwarfs Of East Agouza, A "Trio", Konstrukt, Chicago Tentet, Land of Kush, among others in four compositions of "crystal clear and deep, dark, distorted unrock compositions" in both electric and acoustic instrumentation, an international genre-crossing album.

Laboratorio Della Quercia: Laboratorio Della Quercia [VINYL 2 LPs] Laboratorio Della Quercia:
Laboratorio Della Quercia [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Alternative Fox -- UK )

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Documenting the 12-day Italian experimental jazz festival at the ancient amphitheater Tasso della Quercia in 1978, revolving around Italian improvisers Tommaso Vittorini, Eugenio Colombo, Maurizio Giammarco, Alberto Corvini, Danilo Terenz, with visiting players Steve Lacy, Steve Potts, and Evan Parker, trombonist Roswell Rudd, pianist Frederick Rzewski, and drummer Noel McGhee.

Musica Elettronica Viva: United Patchwork [VINYL 2 LPs] Musica Elettronica Viva:
United Patchwork [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Alternative Fox -- UK )

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A reissue of Musica Elettronica Viva's innovative 1978 open-structured album of free improvisation, United Patchwork, with the core performers of Frederic Rzewski on piano & electric piano, Richard Teitelbaum on synthesizer & conch shells, Alvin Curran on synthesizer & keys, plus Karl Berger on keys & vibraphone, Garrett List on trombone, and Steve Lacy on soprano sax.

Carter, John Octet: Dauwhe [VINYL] Carter, John Octet:
Dauwhe [VINYL]

(Black Saint Vinyl -- Italy )

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A much-needed reissue of John Carter's 1982 LP "Dauwhe", the first chapter in his "Roots and Folklore" saga, a 5-part epic through African American heritage, performed with Carter himself on clarinet, Bobby Bradford (cornet), James Newton (flute), Charles Owens (sax, oboe & clarinet), Red Callender (tuba), Roberto Miranda (bass), William Jeffrey (drums), and Luis Peralta (percussion).

Chadbourne, Eugene: Solo Guitar Volume 4-1/3 [VINYL] Chadbourne, Eugene:
Solo Guitar Volume 4-1/3 [VINYL]

(Feeding Tube Records -- USA )

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The final volume in the 4-LP set of Eugene Chadbourne's solo guitar recordings made while living in Calgary, Canada during the 70s, this 4th volume presenting four extended pieces blurring improvisation and experimental approaches to the instrument, alongside unusual percussive and sound devices, a quirky and technically amazing period of Doc Chad's incredible career.

Dafeldecker, Werner: Parallel Darks [VINYL] Dafeldecker, Werner:
Parallel Darks [VINYL]

(Room40 -- Australia )

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Viennese-born, Berlin-based electro-acoustic composer Werner Dafeldecker (Polwechsel, Fennesz, &c) creates an intense and beautiful musique concrete and acousmatic journey in two parts, examining "perspective, extreme subjectivity and the specters that haunt our auditory worlds" through mysterious sound and enveloping sonic construction, a profound and riveting work.

Johansson, Sven-Ake: Schlingerland / Dynamische Schwingungen [VINYL] Johansson, Sven-Ake:
Schlingerland / Dynamische Schwingungen [VINYL]

(Cien Fuegos -- Austria )

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Originally issued in 1972 on the FMP label, drummer Sven-Ake Johansson follows his instincts in polyrhythmic drum improvisation, demonstrating the prowess that makes him such a capable sideman of Peter Brotzmann, Alexander Von Schlippenbach, &c., through three direct and compelling statements of powerful rhythms that layer time signatures and tempos, dynamics and pulse.

Snekkestad / Fernandez / Guy: The Swiftest Traveler [VINYL] Snekkestad / Fernandez / Guy:
The Swiftest Traveler [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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An exhilarating live concert from the international trio led by Scandinavian saxophonist Torben Snekkestad, with Spanish pianist Agusti Fernandez, and British double bass player Barry Guy, blurring the lines between free improvisation, free jazz, and contemporary classical music in quick-witted interaction and explorative, innovative sounds and textures.

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.: Minstrel In The Galaxy [VINYL + DOWNLOAD] Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.:
Minstrel In The Galaxy [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(RIOT SEASON -- USA )

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First-ever vinyl release of this 2004 album, with a then-new quartet lineup of the band including the core trio of Makoto Kawabata (Guitar), Atsushi Tsuyama (monster bass), Hiroshi Higashi (guitar and effects), replacing Cotton Casino with drummer Hajime Koie from the band Mainliner, AMT creating an evolving psychedelic journey of touchstones & prog force.

Skeleton Crew (Frith / Cora): Learn to Talk [VINYL] Skeleton Crew (Frith / Cora):
Learn to Talk [VINYL]

(ReR Vinyl -- Italy )

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Reissuing the first of two albums from the NY collaboration of guitarist Fred Frith and cellist Tom Cora, both providing vocals, percussion, violin, & bass, in a classic example of Downtown NY genre-merging of improvisation and rock with a vicious edge, in smart songs and even smarter instrumental sections, an insanely inventive and intelligent album as vital now as it was then.

Thollem / Parker / Cline: Gowanus Sessions II [VINYL] Thollem / Parker / Cline:
Gowanus Sessions II [VINYL]

(ESP -- USA )

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Free collective improvisation with an electronic edge from the trio of Nels Cline, double bassist William Parker and pianist Thollem McDonas, following up on their 2012 "Gowanus Session I" recorded in the same studio space, here expanding on the 1st session's shorter works with two large and evolving improvisations that balance reflective moments with intensive playing.

Vergara, Benjamin / Fred Frith: Fanfarrisimo [VINYL] Vergara, Benjamin / Fred Frith:
Fanfarrisimo [VINYL]

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )

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Recording in Chile at the University Austral in 2018, trumpeter Benjamin Vergara and guitarist Fred Frith take us on two extended journeys through free electroacoustic improvisation, Frith's providing diverse and intense sonic environments over which Vergara's virtuosic and intuitive approach to the trumpet soars; impressive, creative, cathartic.

Marks, J & Shipen Lebzelter: Rock and Other Four Letter Words [VINYL] <i>[Used Item]</i> Marks, J & Shipen Lebzelter:
Rock and Other Four Letter Words [VINYL] [Used Item]

(Paradigm -- Great Britain )

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Marks and Lebzelter's 1968 complex Columbia Masterworks LP is a mix of spoken word, electronics, experimental psychedelia, cut ups, tape loops and processed excerpts of interviews, with contributors including Alan Silva, Andrew Cyrille, Roswell Rudd, &c.

Davis, Anthony  / Paul Plimley / Al Neil / John Kameel Farah: Past Piano Present | Live at Western F Davis, Anthony / Paul Plimley / Al Neil / John Kameel Farah:
Past Piano Present | Live at Western Front 1985 - 2015 [VINYL LP with DOWNLOAD] [Used Item]

(Western Front New Music -- Canada )

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Four innovative and creative pianists performing solo at the Western Front between 1985 and 2015--Anthony Davis, Paul Plimley, Al Neil, John Kameel Farah--compiled on this extraordinary LP, the 2nd essential archive from one of Canada's most important performance spaces.

Forsyth, Chris / Nate Wooley: Third [VINYL] <i>[Used Item]</i> Forsyth, Chris / Nate Wooley:
Third [VINYL] [Used Item]

(Rekem Records -- Great Britain )

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The 3rd collaboration between guitarist Chris Forsyth and trumpeter Nate Wooley following "The Duchess of Oysterville" and "Chocolate Monk", here recording live in concert in Philadelphia for the two part "Evening Rage", creating rich sonic palettes of unexpected sound.

Riley, Howard : 10.11.12 [VINYL] <i>[Used Item]</i> Riley, Howard :
10.11.12 [VINYL] [Used Item]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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PROMO COPY

Mattin : Songbook #5 [VINYL] <i>[Used Item]</i> Mattin :
Songbook #5 [VINYL] [Used Item]

(Disembraining Machine -- Australia )

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Mattin takes 5 spontaneous 5-minute songs from 5 musicians, and a 25 minute concert structured by 5 instructions based on those song titles, then records vocals for the 5 songs as a singing lecture, then superimposes all 3 to create the five 5-minutes songs on this album.

McPhee, Joe : One Day... A Lightning Storm [10-inch VINYL] <i>[Used Item]</i> McPhee, Joe :
One Day... A Lightning Storm [10-inch VINYL] [Used Item]

(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.

Mockunas, Liudas : Hydro [VINYL] <i>[Used Item]</i> Mockunas, Liudas :
Hydro [VINYL] [Used Item]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Lithuanian reedist Liudas Mockunas in an unusual record of clarinet and saxophone improvisations, from solo work of powerful technique to pieces using water prepared instruments to create a wealth of bubbling and aberrant sound on the instrument, side A presenting the 7 part "Hydration Suite", Side B the 3 part "Rehydration", and "Dehydration".

Treuheit, Klaus / Lou Grassi: Port of Call [VINYL] <i>[Used Item]</i> Treuheit, Klaus / Lou Grassi:
Port of Call [VINYL] [Used Item]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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An informed set of creative iprovisations recorded in the studio and drawing clearly from the traditional jazz idiom between German pianist Klaus Treuheit and NY drummer Lou Grassi, performing original 4-part compositions including the "Misterioso", "L'espace Sonore", and "Lament # Pb".

Baloni: Ripples [VINYL] <i>[Used Item]</i> Baloni:
Ripples [VINYL] [Used Item]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The trio of Belgian reedist Joachim Badenhorst, French-Japanese violist Frantz Loriot, and French-German bassist Pascal Niggenkemper formed the Baloni trio in Brooklyn in 2008, presenting a blend of chamber and free jazz; reserved to frenetic playing that consistently surprises.

Blancarte, Tom: The Shortening Of The Way [VINYL] Blancarte, Tom:
The Shortening Of The Way [VINYL]

(Tubapede -- USA )

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A contrasting album of beauty and sonic exploration from Texas native, NY bassist Tom Blancarte, fueled by quotes from Frank Herbert and Ran Prieur, an unusual and creative album using extended and imaginative techniques from one of NY's finest bassists.

Chicago / Sao Paulo Underground feat Pharoah Sanders: Pharoah and the Underground - Primative Jupite Chicago / Sao Paulo Underground feat Pharoah Sanders:
Pharoah and the Underground - Primative Jupiter [VINYL] [Used Item]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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BENT LP SLEEVES

Fire! Orchestra / Krzysztof Penderecki: Actions [VINYL] Fire! Orchestra / Krzysztof Penderecki:
Actions [VINYL]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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"Actions For Free Jazz Orchestra" was originally written by Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki for the New Eternal Rhythm Orchestra, assembled by Don Cherry for the occasion and conducted by composer himself; this new extended reading and conduction of the score from 2018 was originated and directed by Mats Gustafsson, a powerful update and expansion of the original work.

Fox, Danny: Wide Eyed [VINYL] <i>[Used Item]</i> Fox, Danny:
Wide Eyed [VINYL] [Used Item]

(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.

Guthrie, Will: Sacree Onsession [VINYL] Guthrie, Will:
Sacree Onsession [VINYL]

(ideal -- Sweden )

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Ames Room drummer Will Guthrie in two extended works combining pulse and rthymic ideas with melodic and pitch based textures: "Timelapse" recorded using the resonance of the Chapelle Saint Jean in Mulhouse, and "Pacemaker" a multi layered and multi dimensional piece.

Guthrie, Will: Sacree Onsession [VINYL] <i>[Used Item]</i> Guthrie, Will:
Sacree Onsession [VINYL] [Used Item]

(ideal -- Sweden )

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SLIGHTLY DINGED SLEEVE

Landaeus, Mathias: Into Life [VINYL] Landaeus, Mathias:
Into Life [VINYL]

(Moserobie Music -- Sweden )

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Pianist Mathias Landaeus leads his trio with Johnny Aman on bass and Jonas Holgersson on drums through five original pieces, a mazurka by Chopin, and Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah", an eclectic take on the piano trio blending modern techniques with both traditional and creative compositions.

Parker, William: I Plan To Stay A Believer: The Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield [VINYL] Parker, William:
I Plan To Stay A Believer: The Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield [VINYL]

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )

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Parker's definitive document of his Curtis Mayfield songbook project with Hamid Drake, Dave Burrell, Sabir Mateen, Darryl Foster & Amiri Baraka, promoting Mayfield's positive messages of hope and fortitude.

Postmarks (Boris Hauf / D Bayne / Martin Siewert): National Parks [Vinyl] <i>[Used Item]</i> Postmarks (Boris Hauf / D Bayne / Martin Siewert):
National Parks [Vinyl] [Used Item]

(Monotype -- Austria )

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The duo of saxophonist Boris Hauf and pianist D Bayne team up with guitarist Martin Siewert in this collection of tracks inspired by different U.S. national parks and their representation in iconic posters.

Spahlinger, Mathias: Mathias Spahlinger [VINYL] Spahlinger, Mathias:
Mathias Spahlinger [VINYL]

(Edition Rz -- Germany )

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A collection of recordings of the symphonic and electronic compositions of Mathias Spahlinger from 1974-1982 performed by the Radio-Sinfonie-Orchster, Leonardo Quartett, &c.

Various Artists (including Talibam!): Getting Rid of the Glue [VINYL] Various Artists (including Talibam!):
Getting Rid of the Glue [VINYL]

(Pendu Sound Recordings -- USA )

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First in a series of themed LP dedicated to improv / experimental / & noise music, this LP including Talibam!, Fessenden, Mialessot w/ Daniel Carter, &c.

Baby Daddy: S/T [6'' Lathe VINYL] Baby Daddy:
S/T [6'' Lathe VINYL]

(910 Noise -- USA )

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As essential component of the NC 910 Noise Collective, Baby Daddy is the duo of sound artists Carl Kruger and Ryan L. Lewis IV (Obscura Films, Mr. Stonecipher) in a 6" lathe cut vinyl release presenting two succinct tracks: "Computers" merging controlled feedback and aberrant electronic progressions; and "Choices", using rich storms of diverse thick noise.

Acid Mothers Temple feat. Geoff Leigh: Reverse Of Rebirth Reprise Acid Mothers Temple feat. Geoff Leigh:
Reverse Of Rebirth Reprise

(MVD -- USA )

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Joining the Acid Mothers Temple lineup of guitarist Kawabata Makoto, long time AMT member Higashi Hiroshi on synth, Jyonson Tsu on voice guitar and bouzouki, Satoshima Nani on drums, and Wolf on bass, is Henry Cow legend Geoff Leigh on flute, as they take a more laid back, acid folk approach to extended psych/kraut/prog track like "Dark Star Blues" or "La Novia".

Mitchell, Roscoe / Ostravaska Banda: Distant Radio Transmission [VINYL] Mitchell, Roscoe / Ostravaska Banda:
Distant Radio Transmission [VINYL]

(Wide Hive -- USA )

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"Distant Radio Transmission" was originally recorded as an improvisation by Roscoe Mitchell, Craig Taborn, and Kikanju Baku in 2013, then transcribed by Stephen P. Harvey in 2016, extended for strings by John Ivers in 2017, and then fully orchestrated by Roscoe Mitchell himself in 2017; the album also includes "Noonah Trio", "Cutouts for Woodwind Quintet" and "8/8/88".

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).

Audio One (Vandermark/Adasiewicz/Berman/Bishop/Rempis/Williams/Mazzarrella/Daisy/Macri/Paulson): The Audio One (Vandermark/Adasiewicz/Berman/Bishop/Rempis/Williams/Mazzarrella/Daisy/Macri/Paulson):
The Midwest School [VINYL]

(Audiographic Records -- USA )

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With a quartet of reeds (Nick Mazzarella, Dave Rempis, Ken Vandermark, Mars Williams), Jeb Bishop on trombone, Josh Berman on cornet, plus Jen Paulson on viola, Jason Adasiewicz on vibes, Nick Macri on bass and Tim Daisy on drums, this Chicago band burns with amazing free playing!

Rumback, Charles (Rumback / Tate / Baker): June Holiday [VINYL + DOWNLOAD] Rumback, Charles (Rumback / Tate / Baker):
June Holiday [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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A soulful and lyrically passionate album of modern jazz from Chicago drummer Charles Rumback in a trio with pianist Jim Baker and bassist John Tate, their third album together, with all three bringing compositions to the session, yielding a sensitive and understated yet impeccable balance of melodic music that reveals great strength at its center.

Chicago Underground Quartet: Good Days [VINYL] Chicago Underground Quartet:
Good Days [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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19 years after the last Chicago Underground Quartet album, this session with Rob Mazurek on piccolo trumpet, electronics & bells, Jeff Parker on electric guitar, and Chad Taylor on drums, percussion and newcomer Josh Johnson on synth bass & keys is a warm reunion, with individual compositions from Taylor, Mazurek & Parker, and two solo pieces by Mazurek and Taylor.

Aarni, Olli: Mustikoita Ja Kissankelloja [VINYl] Aarni, Olli:
Mustikoita Ja Kissankelloja [VINYl]

(Mappa -- Slovokia )

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Translating to "Blueberries and cat bells", Finnish electronic composer Olli Aarni's sound world is quick paced and surprisingly dense considering an overall feeling of brightness, sounds flashing and swirling by in strange segments of acousmatic exhilaration, pausing form moments before seizing his listener once more with swift streams of alien soundscapes; brilliant.

Gryke Pyje: Collision And Coalescence [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD] Gryke Pyje:
Collision And Coalescence [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Mappa -- Slovokia )

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Composers and performers Jani Hirvonen and Johannes Schebler create a complex universe in sound & melody, a veritable forest of sound referencing global and spiritual environments, using warm instrumental sources, field recordings, world percussion and extended use of the studio in a satisfying series of journeys with a mysteriously transcendental and devotional feeling.

Kuchen, Martin  & Landaeus Trio: The Pity Of It All [VINYL] <i>[Used Item]</i> Kuchen, Martin & Landaeus Trio:
The Pity Of It All [VINYL] [Used Item]

(Moserobie Music -- Sweden )

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Pianist Mathias Landaeus's trio with Johnny Aman on bass and Chris Montgomery on drums are joined by saxophonist Martin Kuchen (Angles, &c) for a limited edition LP of superb music merging free and lyrical elements for a tremendous modern jazz album.

Roman Radkovic Collective: Televize [VINYL] Roman Radkovic Collective:
Televize [VINYL]

(Mappa -- Slovokia )

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A Slovokian experimental group with rock roots and a somewhat DaDa approach to unusual song forms using perplexing repetitions and interventions, led by guitarist and vocalist Roman Radkovič with Josef Novák on keyboard, Jiří Šíla on accordion, Zdeněk Řihošek on harmonica & double bass Zdeněk Caha on drums & voice, and Miloš Šandera on percussion.

Matthews, Kaffe: Foreigner [VINYL] Matthews, Kaffe:
Foreigner [VINYL]

(Objects Limited -- UK )

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Recording with an Italian ELKA 400 electric accordion organ, pioneering electronic and sound aritst Kaffe Matthews presents two sonification of the word F O R E I G N E R, reflecting on her experience regularly moving from country to country, dealing with varying borders and governmental laws, by organizing sound in clusters that attempt to cross a compositional line.

Behrman, David / Paul Demarinis / Fern Friedman / Terri Hanlon / Anne Klingensmith: She's More Wild. Behrman, David / Paul Demarinis / Fern Friedman / Terri Hanlon / Anne Klingensmith:
She's More Wild... [VINYL]

(Black Truffle -- Austria )

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Originally released in 1981 as a 3-track 7", this collaborative project recorded at Mills College by David Behrman, Paul DeMarinis, Fern Friedman, Terri Hanlon and Anne Klingensmith is presented for the first time in its entirety, a quirky performance art work based on texts by Friedman and Hanlon in which female narrators comically embody a series of iconic roles.

Dockstader, Tod: Aerial 1 [VINYL 2 LPs] Dockstader, Tod:
Aerial 1 [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Important Records -- USA )

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The first in a 3-part series of vinyl releases for Tod Dockstader's "Aerial 1-3", his major work of electronic drone environments developed over 15 years, using over 90 hours of shortwave radio sources, cross signals and fragments, creating vast atmospheric clouds from which emerge voices, mutated conversations and unexpected patterns; amazing!

Orcutt, Bill / Michael Morley: Electric Guitar Duets [VINYL] Orcutt, Bill / Michael Morley:
Electric Guitar Duets [VINYL]

(Palilalia -- USA )

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Reissuing on LP their 2016 limited cassette on the Land and Sea label of a performance by guitarists Michael Morley (Dead C) and Bill Orcutt (Harry Pussy, solo) at the L/S gallery in Oakland, Orcutt on a Fender Telecaster without effects and Morley on a modified 2006 Squire Telecaster made in Indonesia, in a conversation merging clear and crenulated playing.

Parmegiani, Bernard: Violostries [VINYL] Parmegiani, Bernard:
Violostries [VINYL]

(Recollection GRM -- Austria )

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Three works from Italian composer and sound artist Bernard Parmegiani, the title track "Violostries" performed with violinist Devy Erlih and Parmegiani on sound projection, intersecting several of Parmegiani's research concepts and presented as simultaneous dialogues; plus "Capture Ephemere" an active acousmatic work; and the rotating composition "La Roue Ferri".

Oliveros, Pauline / Alan Courtis: Telematic Concert [VINYL + DOWNLOAD] Oliveros, Pauline / Alan Courtis:
Telematic Concert [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(SpleenCoffin -- USA )

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An unreleased 2009 concert from the Deep Listening Institute's Dream Festival, performed virtually via collaborative software between American electronic innovator and Deep Listening artist Pauline Oliveros on accordion and expanded instrument system, and Argentinian experimental musician Alan Courtis (Reynols) on unstringed guitar, objects and live processing.

Shirioshi, Patrick: Descension [VINYL] Shirioshi, Patrick:
Descension [VINYL]

(Thin Wrist -- USA )

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A layered work of solo saxophone, electronics and noise from LA free improviser Patrick Shiroishi, the work often dark and primal contrasted with warmly passionate playing, in a work that reflects on the history of concentration camps for Japanese-American citizens during World War II, and on the current struggles of minorities around the globe; cathartic.

Bain, Andrew / Alex Bonney / Peter Evans / John O'Gallagher: No Boundaries [VINYL] Bain, Andrew / Alex Bonney / Peter Evans / John O'Gallagher:
No Boundaries [VINYL]

(Whirlwind -- UK )

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London drummer & percussionist Andrew Bain leads a quartet with Alex Bonney on electronics & live processing, Peter Evans on trumpet & flugelhorn, and John O'Gallagher on alto sax, through two improvisations performed live at The Hexagon, Midlands Arts Centre, in Birmingham, UK in 2017, challenging idiom, genre & instrumental boundaries in a thorougly modern jazz ensemble.

Dietrich, Don: Option [VINYL] Dietrich, Don:
Option [VINYL]

(Feeding Tube Records -- USA )

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Recorded in 2019 as part of the OPTION series in Chicago, this is only Borbetomagus saxophonist Don Dietrich's second solo album, which is surprisingly his first solo performance, using an amplified tenor sax modified by effect pedals on a wild and boisterously harrowing performance of free improvisation by one of the preeminent practitioners of noise jazz.

Astroturf Noise (Harmet / Nagano / Swanson / Martin / Bernstein): Astroturf Noise  [VINYL] Astroturf Noise (Harmet / Nagano / Swanson / Martin / Bernstein):
Astroturf Noise [VINYL]

(577 -- USA )

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Astroturf Noise is Sam Day Harmet on mandolin, Sana Nagano on violin, Zach Swanson on bass, Billy Martin on percussion, and Sarah Bernstein on violin, living at the intersection of American folk & roots music and free improvisation, using effects and sonic additions in an unusual mix that the quintet makes completely natural and all their own.

Brotzmann, Peter: 14 Love Poems [VINYL] Brotzmann, Peter:
14 Love Poems [VINYL]

(Cien Fuegos -- Germany )

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Reissuing German saxophonist Peter Brötzmann's 1984 solo album on the FMP label, inspired by a poetry booklet by Kenneth Patchen of the same name, a little known poet whose booklet Brötzmann carried with him around the time of this recording, evoking passionate and emotional playing on alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, clarinets, & tarogato.

Jaeger, Kassel / Jim O'Rourke: In Cobalt Aura Sleeps [VINYL] Jaeger, Kassel / Jim O'Rourke:
In Cobalt Aura Sleeps [VINYL]

(Editions Mego -- Austria )

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Franco-Swiss composer & electroacoustic musician and director of INA GRM, François J. Bonnet, aka Kassel Jaeger, joins forces with sound artist Jim O'Rourke in a followup to their 2017 album Wakes on Cerulean, in a large two-part work of electroacoustic compositions, merging synthetics and drone elements of detailed and absorbing sound.

Mai, Luca T.: Heavenly Guide [VINYL] Mai, Luca T.:
Heavenly Guide [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Starting with a skronky and dark version of Thelonious Monk's "Epistrophy", saxophonist Luca T. Mai of the Italian improv/rock/avant band Zu presents his debut solo album, taking his listeners on a profound journey from heavy improvisation to layered drones and soundscapes, an astonishing excursion between the celestial heights and the dark abyss.

Cleaver, Gerald: Signs [VINYL + DOWNLOAD] Cleaver, Gerald:
Signs [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

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Taking his cues from the electronic music of his Detroit roots, free jazz drummer Gerald Cleaver presents an album of synthetic rhythms and sonic landscape, each piece composed in detailed arrangements of compelling and adventurous structures, from propulsive grooves to sinuous soundscapes, a surprising and exciting twist showing Cleaver's strong compositional skills.

Brotzmann, Peter / Lonberg-Holm, Fred: Memories Of A Tunicate Brotzmann, Peter / Lonberg-Holm, Fred:
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(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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While both improvisers were in New York City for the 2019 Vision Festival, multi-reedist and European Free Improv legend Peter Brötzmann met Chicago cellist and electronics artist Fred Lonberg-Holm to record their 3rd album together, their 1st album in the studio a diverse set of incredible concentration, with Brötzmann performing on tenor saxophone, woodwind, and clarinet.

Foussat, Jean-Marc / Daunik Lazro / Evan Parker: Cafe OTO 2020 [2 CDs] Foussat, Jean-Marc / Daunik Lazro / Evan Parker:
Cafe OTO 2020 [2 CDs]

(Fou Records -- France )

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A momentous 2020 concert at London's Cafe OTO, presented in two discs, the 1st with label leader Jean-Marc Foussat in a solo improvisation on synth and voice, the 2nd in a trio with Daunik Lazro on tenor & baritone sax, and Evan Parker on soprano sax, the 2 saxophones weaving and responding to Foussat's remarkable alien soundscapes and vocalization in an immersive extended improvisation.

Laubrock, Ingrid / Kris Davis: Blood Moon Laubrock, Ingrid / Kris Davis:
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(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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German saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and Vancouver pianist Kris Davis, both living and working in NY, and having worked together in a variety of groups including Laubrock's Anti-House, a trio with drummer Tyshawn Sorey, Tom Rainey's Obligatto, &c. &c., concentrate their sophisticated playing with this duo album of 7 original compositions and 2 free improvisations.

Mateen, Sabir / Patrick Holmes / Federico Ughi : Survival Situation [VINYL LP + DOWNLOAD] Mateen, Sabir / Patrick Holmes / Federico Ughi :
Survival Situation [VINYL LP + DOWNLOAD]

(577 -- USA )

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Having played together in a variety of settings, but never as a trio, saxophonist Sabir Mateen, clarinetist Patrick Holmes and drummer Federico Ughi met in a recording studio in Tuscany, Italy to record this album of wide-ranging free improvisation, Mateen's Farfisa playing and vocal declamations bringing a Sun Ra element to the vehement and profound dialog.

Pinkish Black & Yells at Eels: Vanishing Light... Pinkish Black & Yells at Eels:
Vanishing Light...

(Ayler -- France )

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Trumpeter Dennis Gonzalez merges his Yells at Eel project with bassist Aaron Gonzalez and drummer/percussionist Stefan Gonzalez, with Texas-based experimental rock band Pinkish Black--Daron Beck on keyboards and Jon Teague on drums & synthesizers--for a gripping and masterful hybrid of improvisation, dark synthetic rock and heavy moods; a riveting journey.

Russell, John / Ray Russell / Henry Kaiser / Olle Brice: The Dukes of Bedford Russell, John / Ray Russell / Henry Kaiser / Olle Brice:
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(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Exploring the lineage of the Dukes of Bedford, the Russell lineage in Bedford, England, in groupings of acoustic & electric guitarists John Russell, Ray Russell, and Henry Kaiser along with double bassist Ollie Brice, from duos to quartets, eight Duke "Russells" from 1680 to 2003 are explored through intricate and joyfully creative and technically amazing string improvisations.

Smith, Damon: Whatever Is Not Stone Is Light Smith, Damon:
Whatever Is Not Stone Is Light

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Taking his title from a poem by Octavio Paz with titles from translations by Lysander Kemp of other Octavio Paz poems, this solo album from double bassist Damon Smith is his definitive statement on the instrument: 23 tracks from 46 seconds to 5 minutes 50, developed over 15 years and displaying Smith's incredible technique and creative intent; incomparable.

Ziegele, Omri Tomorrow Trio (w / Bennink / Weber): All Those Yesterdays Ziegele, Omri Tomorrow Trio (w / Bennink / Weber):
All Those Yesterdays

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Using hard bop as his jumping off point, Swiss saxophonist Omri Ziegele Tomorrow Trio with Christian Weber on bass and Han Bennink on drums--musicians who have toured and performed together over years--went into the studio hot off of a 13 day tour to record these 6 Ziegele original compositions, lyrically balanced with room for exemplary soloing and group interplay.

Lee, Okkyung: Yeo-Neun [VINYL] Lee, Okkyung:
Yeo-Neun [VINYL]

(SHELTER PRESS -- France )

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Yeo-Neun Quartet is an experimental chamber music ensemble founded in 2016 by Okkyung Lee on cello, with harpist Maeve Gilchrist, pianist Jacob Sacks, and bassist Eivind Opsvik, in a detailed album merging melodic contemporary composition with free improvisation and unusual technique, as Lee explores her musical history and experiences through ten dramatically elegant works.

Chancey, Vincent / Wilber Morris / Warren Smith: The Spell. The Vincent Chancey Trio Live, 1987 [VIN Chancey, Vincent / Wilber Morris / Warren Smith:
The Spell. The Vincent Chancey Trio Live, 1987 [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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An archival recording from the Kraine Art Gallery in NYC in October of 1987 by French horn player Vincent Chancey, double bassist Wilber Morris and percussionist Warren Smith, their distinctive instrumentation revealing the passionate dialog of agile and commanding ability, balancing the innate lyricism of jazz traditions with the liberation of free & out playing.

Fernandez, Agusti / Liudas Mockunas: Improdimensions [VINYL] Fernandez, Agusti / Liudas Mockunas:
Improdimensions [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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During the 2019 concert series dedicated to improvised music, "Improdimensija", Catalan pianist Agusti Fernández met with Lithuanian saxophonist Liudas Mockunas in the MAMAstudio in Vilnius to record the two part, 3 sections-each "Improdimensions", a masterwork of piano and sax dialog of incredible technique and taste, from rapid runs to profoundly impressionist sections.

I Like To Sleep: Daymare [VINYL] I Like To Sleep:
Daymare [VINYL]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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Taking their band name from a Thelonious Monk quote, the Norwegian power trio of vibraphone player Amund Storløkken Åse (son of keyboardist Ståle Storløkken and vocelist Tone Åse), guitarist Nicolas Leirtrø and drummer Øyvind Leite bridge the divide between 70's progressive rock, classical music, jazz and improvisation with a unique instrumentation.

Dorji, Tashi / Tyler Damon: To Catch A Bird In A Net Of Wind [VINYL] Dorji, Tashi / Tyler Damon:
To Catch A Bird In A Net Of Wind [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Fully free improvisation from Chicago musicians, electric guitarist Tashi Dorji and drummer/percussionist Tyler Damon, performing live in a concert at Horatio N. May Chapel in 2018, the resonance of the location adding a rich reverberant level to their evolving dialog, building to ecstatic sonic states and releasing to energetically ruminative discourse.

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. feat. Geoff Leigh : Chosen Star Child's Confession Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. feat. Geoff Leigh :
Chosen Star Child's Confession [VINYL]

(RIOT SEASON -- UK )

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The Japanese space rock collective Acid Mothers Temple led by Makoto Kawabata & Hiroshi Higashi, reformed in 2015 with new members and here featuring Henry Cow wind player Geoff Leigh on flute and sax, take on a free-form and sometimes mellower psychedelia as the band dips in and out of our space, dimension, and time while re-imagining the best of kraut/prog/spacerock.

BROM (Lapshin / Ponomarev / Mikensky / Kurilo): Dance With An Idiot [VINYL] BROM (Lapshin / Ponomarev / Mikensky / Kurilo):
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(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Raw, raucous and dauntless improvisation from the Russian quartet of Anton Ponomarev on alto saxophone, Dmitry Lapshin on bass guitar, Felix Mikensky on guitar & electronics, and Yaroslav Kurilo on drums, in 7 passionate collective improvisations with a dark melodic bent with titles like "demon" or "iron hair", plus a twisted take on Dizzy Gillespie's "Salt Peanuts".



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