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Vinyl Recordings


 
Kahn, Jason: Open Space [VINYL 2 LPs] Kahn, Jason:
Open Space [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Editions -- Switzerland )

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Jason Kahn developed these graphic scores, commissioned by the 2012 now NOW Festival in Australia, to push these specific players into situations outside of their comfort zone, as heard in this double LP which includes copies of the score plus notes and interviews.

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.

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.

Molinaro, Joey: The Inalienable Dreamless / We Molinaro, Joey:
The Inalienable Dreamless / We

(Inverted Music Company -- USA )

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Music teacher, student, and violinist Joey Molinaro offers two progressive recordings on one piece of wax that summarize his comprehensive approach to acoustic folk music, classical execution, and hardcore punk aesthetics.

Rosaly, Frank: Centering and Displacement [VINYL & CD] Rosaly, Frank:
Centering and Displacement [VINYL & CD]

(Utech Records -- USA )

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Frank Rosaly uses drums, percussion, and electronics as the core of improvised source material that he segments, orchestrates, and arranges into a sound program before editing and ultimately dividing the material down to two channels.

Haino, Keiji: Watashi Dake [VINYL + DOWNLOAD CODE] Haino, Keiji:
Watashi Dake [VINYL + DOWNLOAD CODE]

(Black Editions -- USA )

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Enigmatic Japanese legend Keiji Haino's 1981 debut album receives a fitting reissue in this metallic gold and silver jacket pressing, presenting the stark vocals, whispered and screamed, punctuating dark silences over intricate and sharp guitar figures that interweave, repeat, and stretch, trance-like, emerging from dark recesses; an essential piece of the Haino puzzle.

Ferrari, Luc: Presque Rien [VINYL 2 LPs] Ferrari, Luc:
Presque Rien [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Recollection GRM -- Austria )

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Collecting all four of Luc Ferrari's musique concrete masterpieces "Presque Rien" on LP for the first time, forward-thinking and well-considered work from one of the masters of electroacoustic music.

This Heat: Deceit [VINYL REISSUE] This Heat:
Deceit [VINYL REISSUE]

(Light in the Attic -- USA )

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This Heat (Charles Hayward, Charles Bullen, Gareth Williams) "Deceit" expands on the band's amazing mixture of avant/prog rock, sonic and electronic experimentation, tape collage, and other inexplicable elements, a monumental album that still sounds ahead of its time today.

Holdsworth, Allan: None Too Soon <i>[Used Item]</i> Holdsworth, Allan:
None Too Soon [Used Item]

(MoonJune Records -- USA )

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Previously played Squidco store copy, used for cataloging and samples, in excellent condition.

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Orcutt, Bill: Bill Orcutt [VINYL] Orcutt, Bill:
Bill Orcutt [VINYL]

(Palilalia -- USA )

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Guitarist Bill Orcutt's self-titled solo album brings a mix of standards and original compositions, starting with Ornette Coleman's "Lonely Woman" and eclectically running us to "The Star Spangled Banner", each song unfolding as he delivers in an unhurried way with rich sustain and reverb on a 4-string Telecaster, performing at The Living Room in San Francisco.

Cremaschi, George / Irene Kepl / Petr Vrba: Resonators Cremaschi, George / Irene Kepl / Petr Vrba:
Resonators

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Acoustic instruments and feedback devices in old stone spaces, rich multi-layered music recorded during a residency in the Czech Republic by the trio of George Cremaschi (double bass and electronics), Irene Kepl (violin and electronics) and Petr Vrba (trumpet, clarinet and electronics).

Forge, Mathias / Olivier Toulemonde: pie 'n' mash Forge, Mathias / Olivier Toulemonde:
pie 'n' mash

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Virtuosic French-based trombonist Mathias Forge and Brussels-based electroacoustic composer-turned improviser Olivier Toulemonde recording live in Sheffield, 2010.

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

(erstwhile -- USA )

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Matthews, Wade / Ingar, Zach: M&oslash;rke-lys Matthews, Wade / Ingar, Zach:
Mørke-lys

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Walter / Halvorson / Evans: Electric Fruit Walter / Halvorson / Evans:
Electric Fruit

(Thirsty Ear -- USA )

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The trio of guitarist Halvorson, drummer Weasel and trumpeter Evans in music aptly described as "brisk, strange and articulate, presenting a dry and bizarre sense of humor and play".

Rorke, Daniel: San'an Rorke, Daniel:
San'an

(Saturn Musikk -- Norway )

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A Scandinavian quartet drawing influence from the music of the Japanese shakuhachi, contemporary electronica, Scandinavian folk music, both European and American jazz traditions as well as tonal, atonal and microtonal composition.

Coley, Byron: Dating Tips for Touring Bands [VINYL] Coley, Byron:
Dating Tips for Touring Bands [VINYL]

(Hot Cars Warp -- Great Britain )

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The first spoken word LP by author, music journalist, poet, and head of Ecstatic Yod Records, Byron Coley, talking about underground cultural history in verse on Side A, and reading from his forthcoming novel, "Dominoes" on the B Side.

My Cat Is An Alien: Robert Opalio/Maurizio Opalio [VINYL] My Cat Is An Alien:
Robert Opalio/Maurizio Opalio [VINYL]

(Important Records -- USA )

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A split LP with each side featuring a 20 minute solo track from both brotherly halves of the acclaimed space guitar improvising band My Cat Is An Alien.

Punkappella: Wake Up [7-inch VINYL] Punkappella:
Wake Up [7-inch VINYL]

(Front Rock -- USA )

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A 7" 6 song release of Mike Pride's "punk" vocal troupe Punkappella, with Dusan Hedl, Bojan Tmoazic, Rick Klaus Theis, and Jessica Pavone on vocals; double sided sleeve contains lyrics for these unusual vocal vignettes.

YAPP (Brian Rogers / Alban Bailly / Matt Engle / David Flaherty): Symbolic Heads [VINYL] YAPP (Brian Rogers / Alban Bailly / Matt Engle / David Flaherty):
Symbolic Heads [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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A young band comprised of Bryan Rogers (sax), Alban Bailly (guitar), Matt Engle (bass) and David Flaherty (drums) in a release that explores post rock, modern jazz, minimal and improvised music.

Filosofer: Landet Er Gitt Oss [VINYL] Filosofer:
Landet Er Gitt Oss [VINYL]

(Nakama Records -- Norway )

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An hallucinogenic and commanding blending of improvisation, song, spoken word, and tonal/timbral music from double bassist Christian Meaas Svendsen's Filosofer, creating beautiful sonic environments out of which voice and message emerge and submerge, buoyed by a string quartet (two violins and two double basses), computers, turntables, synths and samplers.

Tanaka, Ayumi / Johan Lindvall / Christian Wallumrod: 3 Pianos [VINYL LP] Tanaka, Ayumi / Johan Lindvall / Christian Wallumrod:
3 Pianos [VINYL LP]

(Nakama Records -- Norway )

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This trio joins 3 disparate approaches to composition and improvisation--Japanese improviser Ayumi Tanaka, Oslo composer Johan Lindvall, and ECM artist Christian Wallumrod-developing the engaging material on this album by focusing on elements like tuning, register, intervals and dynamics, for an absorbing album of compatible and concentrative playing.

Svendsen, Christian Meaas : Avin [VINYL LP] Svendsen, Christian Meaas :
Avin [VINYL LP]

(Nakama Records -- Norway )

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Known more for his double bass work, Christian Meaas Svendsen releases a stunningly beautiful album of unusually orchestrated pop songs with an 8-piece band of Nordic improvisers and performers, a dramatic album of tension and release which, despite lyrics in Norwegian, draws all listeners in through inventive and innovative musical structures.

Ayler, Albert / Don Cherry / John Tchicai / Roswell Rudd / Gary Peacock / Sonny Murray: New York Eye Ayler, Albert / Don Cherry / John Tchicai / Roswell Rudd / Gary Peacock / Sonny Murray:
New York Eye And Ear Control

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

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Tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler leads the New York free improvising sextet of trumpeter Don Cherry, alto saxophonist John Tchicai, trombonist Roswell Rudd, bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Sunny Murray through two extended jams, which were used as the soundtrack for director Michael Snow's short film "New York Eye and Ear Control".

McPhee, Joe: Seattle Symphony [VINYL] McPhee, Joe:
Seattle Symphony [VINYL]

(Kye -- USA )

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Free jazz saxophone and trumpet legend Joe McPhee explains that he considers Seattle his second home, performing regularly there since 1984; in 2010, after the passing of his own heroes, trumpeter Bill Dixon and saxophonist Fred Anderson, McPhee presented this tribute there as a solo "symphony" in a remarkable, heartfelt and absolutely impressive concert.

Univers Zero: Heresie [VINYL] Univers Zero:
Heresie [VINYL]

(Sub Rosa -- Belgium )

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A much-needed reissue of Univers Zero's second album, "Heresie", originally released in 1979, here in its 2010 Cuneiform Records remix; a classic of chamber rock music in the Rock in Opposition approach, featuring heavy use of dissonance and dark, brooding, and extremely complex melodies, a classic and important record showing creative paths in rock music.

Butcher, John: Resonant Spaces [VINYL] Butcher, John:
Resonant Spaces [VINYL]

(Blume -- Italy )

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Extreme acoustic space recordings from saxophonist John Butcher, part of Arika's Resonant Spaces event, with performances from resonant and remote corners of Scotland.

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

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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

Lean Left: I Forgot To Breathe [VINYL] Lean Left:
I Forgot To Breathe [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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The 7th album from the quartet of Netherlands guitarists Andy Moor and Terrie Hessels (The Ex) with Chicago free improvising multi-reedist Ken Vandermark and Netherlands drummer/percussionist Paal Nilssen-Love in an album balancing amazing energy with profound introspective moments in thrilling edge-of-your-seat improvisation - excellent!

McPhee, Joe / Bryan Eubanks: My Undocumented Alien Clarinet [VINYL] McPhee, Joe / Bryan Eubanks:
My Undocumented Alien Clarinet [VINYL]

(Penultimate Press -- UK )

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Recorded and presented as part of Pauline Oliveros Foundation's New Vanguard Series in Kingston, NY in 2006, the unusual duo of Joe McPhee on b-flat and e-flat alto clarinets and synthesizer and Bryan Eubanks on open circuit electronics explores unusual dynamics and psychoacoustic intersections of both acoustic and electronic instruments.

Niblock, Phill: Rhymes With Water [VINYL] Niblock, Phill:
Rhymes With Water [VINYL]

(God Records -- Austria )

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A beautiful set of minimalist compositional drone from New York composer Phill Niblock, commissioned by the performers Natalia Pschenitschnikowa on bass flute and Erik Drescher on glissando flute, recorded at PIETHOPRAXIS, in Cologne, Germany by Marcus Schmickler, and in Berlin, Germany, by Thomas Ankersmit.

Thomas, Pat: The Elephant Clock of Al Jazari [VINYL] Thomas, Pat:
The Elephant Clock of Al Jazari [VINYL]

(Otoroku -- UK )

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Inspired by the automatic water clock invented by Iraq inventor, engineer, and father of robotics, Badi' al-Zaman ibn al-Razzaz al-Jazari built in the 12th century, pianist Pat Thomas recorded these four exceptional improvisations of powerful solo piano with an unusual and inventive twist live at London's Cafe Oto in 2015.

Wolff, Christian: Berlin Exercises [VINYL] Wolff, Christian:
Berlin Exercises [VINYL]

(God Records -- Austria )

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A series of shorter works composed by Christian Wolff written to explore the process of practicing and working within specified limits, exercises for both the composer and the performers, recorded live in Berlin in 2000 by an ensemble directed by Peter Ablinger and including Wolff on piano & melodica, Robin Hayward on tuba, Anette Krebs on guitar, &c.

Kullhammar, Jonas Quartet: Lat Det Vara [VINYL] Kullhammar, Jonas Quartet:
Lat Det Vara [VINYL]

(Moserobie Music -- Sweden )

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Saxophonist Jonas Kullhammar's Swedish quartet with Torbjorn Gulz (piano), Jonas Holgersson (drums) & Torbjorn Zetterberg (bass) with an album cover delivering the Beatles' iconic message that the quartet is disbanding, while delivering a rock solid album of superb modern jazz.

Ned Rothenberg (Shakuchi): Rothenberg: Ryu Nashi/No School - New Music For Shakuchi Ned Rothenberg (Shakuchi):
Rothenberg: Ryu Nashi/No School - New Music For Shakuchi

(Tzadik -- USA )

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New York multi-reed and wind player Ned Rothenberg performing on the shakuhachi in orignal compositions performed with viola and spoken word in beautiful and nuanced performances.

Mitchell, Nicole: Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds [VINYL] Mitchell, Nicole:
Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds [VINYL]

(FPE Records -- USA )

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The second astounding album from Chicago Flutist Nicole Mitchell on the FPE label, continuing her project in the sphere of Sun Ra and Afrofuturists, merging fiction, fantasy and sound in an electro-chamber octet, encompassing contemporary classical, globally oriented fusion, gospel, avant-rock, spoken word, and funk-inspired groove research.

Faust: Faust [VINYL] Faust:
Faust [VINYL]

(Lilith -- Russia )

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Faust's 1st 1971 release, originally on the Recommended Record label as ReR 1, beautifully repressed on 180 gram virgin vinyl.

Kemp, Alice: Fill My Body With Flowers And Rice [VINYL] Kemp, Alice:
Fill My Body With Flowers And Rice [VINYL]

(Fragment Factory -- E.U. )

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Sound composer and multi-disciplinary artist Alice Kemp's first full length vinyl album is a mysterious and beautifully paced release blending acoustic and electronic sources, field recordings, voice and inexplicable sound to create dream-like sonic environments, subtle and suggestive sound that contains clues of ritual, longing, and beauty.

Patrick, Pat And The Baritone Saxophone Retinue: Sound Advice (2017 Repress) [VINYL] Patrick, Pat And The Baritone Saxophone Retinue:
Sound Advice (2017 Repress) [VINYL]

(Art Yard -- UK )

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Baritone saxophonist and flautist Pat Patrick was a member of Sun Ras's Arkestra for 35 years, and also played with Duke Ellington, Eric Dolphy, Thelonious Monk, and John Coltrane; in 1977 he assembled this 12-piece band with 8 baritone sax players, 4 of them doubling on flute, to present incredible versions of original work and modern standards.

Zeitkratzer / Svetlana Spajic / Dragana Tomic / Obrad Milic: Serbian War Songs [VINYL] Zeitkratzer / Svetlana Spajic / Dragana Tomic / Obrad Milic:
Serbian War Songs [VINYL]

(KARLRECORDS -- Germany )

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Reinhold Friedl's Zeitkratzer ensemble and special guests, vocalists Svetlana Spajic, Dragana Tomic, and diple / gusle player Obrad Milic, explore the possibilities found in traditional Serbian songs from and about World War I, including the classic epic "Assassination In Sarajevo", and songs chosen specifically by Spajic and Tomic.

Pupillo, Massimo / Alexandre Babel / Caspar Brotzmann: Live At Candy Bomber Studios, Vol.1 [VINYL] Pupillo, Massimo / Alexandre Babel / Caspar Brotzmann:
Live At Candy Bomber Studios, Vol.1 [VINYL]

(KARLRECORDS -- Austria )

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The insanely powerful work of this new trio--bass player Massimo Pupillo (Zu, Laniakea), drummer Alexandre Babel (Sudden Infant) and Caspar Brotzmann on guitar--captured live at Candy Bomber Studios, in Berlin for two monumental free improvisations of raw energy that blend noise rock, drone, and improvisation into something uniquely fearsome and wonderful.

Zeitkratzer + Elliott Sharp: Oneirika: Live at Berghain Berlin [VINYL] Zeitkratzer + Elliott Sharp:
Oneirika: Live at Berghain Berlin [VINYL]

(KARLRECORDS -- Germany )

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Commissioned by Berlin's Maerzmusik Festival and premiered in 2014, Elliott Sharp's composition & soundscape is named after the Greek waking dream and inspired by John Cage, Sharp using a methodology to filter and process his musical manuscripts via Photoshop, which are interpreted through amplification of acoustic instruments by the Zeitkratzer ensemble.

Nitsch, Hermann: Orgelkonzert Jesuitenkirche 20.11.2013 [VINYL 2 LPs] Nitsch, Hermann:
Orgelkonzert Jesuitenkirche 20.11.2013 [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Trost Records -- Italy )

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Austrian avant-garde musician and multimedia artist Hermann Nitsch performed these powerful and mesmerizing solo organ drone works during the 2013 "Shut up and listen" festival in in the Jesuit church of Vienna, with mastering by Martin Siewert.

Foussat, Jean-Marc / Jamal Moss / Jean-Francois Pauvros: plays Tristan Tzara : L'homme Approximatif Foussat, Jean-Marc / Jamal Moss / Jean-Francois Pauvros:
plays Tristan Tzara : L'homme Approximatif

(Fou Records -- France )

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An album of spoken word and sound, Jean-Francois Pauvros reads from Tristan Tzara's "L'homme Approximatif" (The Approximate Man) over flutes from Chicago producer and flautist Jamal Moss, AKA Hieroglyphic Being, and Jean-Marc Foussat on synth and voice, a mysterious album of subtle insinuation with an intriguing underpinning of electroacoustic sound.

Humcrush (Storlokken / Stronen): Enter Humcrush [VINYL] Humcrush (Storlokken / Stronen):
Enter Humcrush [VINYL]

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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After a six year break, the Humcrush duo of Stale Storlokken on keys and Thomas Stronen on drums & electronics return with this studio album of rhythmic angularities and experimental sound worlds, drawing on their experiences with bands including Supersilent, Food, Elephant9, Time is a blind guide, Meadow and Motorpsycho.

Lamb, Andrew / Warren Smith / Arkadijus Gotesmanas: The Sea of Modicum [VINYL] Lamb, Andrew / Warren Smith / Arkadijus Gotesmanas:
The Sea of Modicum [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Captured live at the 2016 Vilnius Jazz Festival, the free jazz trio of saxophonist Andrew Lamb and percussionists Warren Smith and Arkadijus Gotesmanas provide a unique orchestration, with the percussionists building rhythmic structures over which AACM alumni Lamb's powerful saxophone work emerges; a great album of solid exploratory free jazz.

Bradford, Bobby / Hafez Modirzadeh / Ken Filiano / Royal Hartigan: Live at the Magic Triangle [VINYL Bradford, Bobby / Hafez Modirzadeh / Ken Filiano / Royal Hartigan:
Live at the Magic Triangle [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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A live concert at Amherst, Massachusetts in 2016 as part of the Magical Triangle Jazz Series from the quartet of legendary cornetist Bobby Bradford, Turkish saxophonist Hafez Modirzadeh on tenor, in-demand New York bassist Ken Filiano, and percussionist/drummer Royal Hartigan, the band performing two Bradford compositions, with one each from Filiano, Modirzadeh and Hartigan.

Dresser, Mark : Modicana [VINYL] Dresser, Mark :
Modicana [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Double Bassist Mark Dresser, a mainstay of the Downtown NY scene as an improviser and composer, and also prominent on the US West Coast and as an international touring artist, releases a powerful album of distinctive solo playing, both technically and melodically, with 2 tracks caught live at the Umea Jazz Festival and others recorded at the University of California, San Diego.

Mockunas, Liudas : Hydro [VINYL] Mockunas, Liudas :
Hydro [VINYL]

(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".

Sun Ra & His Myth Science Solar Arkestra: The Lost Arkestra Series Vol 1 & 2 [2 10-INCH VINYL RECORD Sun Ra & His Myth Science Solar Arkestra:
The Lost Arkestra Series Vol 1 & 2 [2 10-INCH VINYL RECORDS]

(Art Yard -- UK )

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A double 10" featuring unreleased and rare Sun Ra recordings, including a live track from Paris in 1983, two unreleased cuts from the "Disco 3000" concert tapes, a quartet session with Sun Ra on the Crumar Mainman synth, and three selections from the Sub-Underground series of Saturn LPs, including a ballad and new material from "Live at Temple" and "What's New".

Ulmer, James Blood W/ The Thing: Baby Talk [VINYL] Ulmer, James Blood W/ The Thing:
Baby Talk [VINYL]

(The Thing Records -- Austria )

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The Thing with Mats Gustafsson on tenor and baritone sax, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten on electric and double bass, and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums and percussion, are joined by Downtown NY legend, guitarist James Blood Ulmer, for a live set at the Moldel International Jazz Festival in 2015 performing an exuberant and all-out impressive set of Ulmer composions.

Peacock, Annette & Paul Bley: Dual Unity Peacock, Annette & Paul Bley:
Dual Unity

(Bamboo -- UK )

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Reissuing the debut album by vocalist Annette Peacock and pianist Paul Bley recorded during their first European tour in 1970, in a quartet with compatriots Mario Pavone on bass and Laurence Cook on drums, Bley using an early Moog synthesizer; unique and original avant jazz.

Cole, Crys / Oren Ambarchi: Hotel Record [VINYL 2 LPs] Cole, Crys / Oren Ambarchi:
Hotel Record [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Black Truffle -- Australia )

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A double LP and the second release from the duo of Crys Cole and Oren Ambarchi, also romantic partners, as they explore their relationship through sound and voice, each side presenting a unique approach to their collaboration while maintaining a certain somnambulist feeling over rich guitar, organ work, and other unfathomable sound.

Talibam! / Matt Nelson / Ron Stabinsky: Hard Vibe [VINYL] Talibam! / Matt Nelson / Ron Stabinsky:
Hard Vibe [VINYL]

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

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Talibam! with Matt Mottel on sax, Kevin Shea on drums, Matt Mottel on Fender Rhodes and synth and Ron Stabinsky on organ take inspiration from Herbie Hancock's 70's electronics, Miles Davis' "On the Corner" and Albert Ayler's New grass in compositions that transforms aspects of rhythm changes into a disciplined sequence, a new take on psychedelic jazz.

Talibam! : Endgame Of The Anthropocene [VINYL] Talibam! :
Endgame Of The Anthropocene [VINYL]

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

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Talibam!'s 1st cinematic album of through-composed ecogothic geosonics, the "soundtrack to 2048's despotic nationalism and crumbling international infrastructure, underscoring an eco-mercantilistic tragedy and the desperate plundering of the last pristine landscape on Earth" from NY's duo of Matt Mottel on mini moog and synths, and Kevin Shea on drums, and midi mallet percussion.

Sanders, Pharoah: Quintet [VINYL] Sanders, Pharoah:
Quintet [VINYL]

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

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A vinyl reissue of Pharoah Sanders' 1965 debut release on ESP, in a quintet with Jane Getz on piano, William Bennett on bass, Stan Foster on trumpet and Mavin Pattillo on percussion, decidedly a jazz album from this outside player known for his association with John Coltrane in his freeist moments, here bridging lyrical and avant worlds with powerful playing.

Johansson, Sven-Ake / Alexander Von Schlippenbach : Schraubenlieder [VINYL] Johansson, Sven-Ake / Alexander Von Schlippenbach :
Schraubenlieder [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Drummer Sven-Ake Johansson is also a poet, writer and visual artist; here he joined forced with Alexander von Schlippenbach in 1988 to record these songs, never previously released, sung in German and English, for a set of 9 fascinating narrations that engage the listener independent of language, as von Schlippenbach improvises with prodigious technique.

Bley, Paul Trio: Closer [VINYL] Bley, Paul Trio:
Closer [VINYL]

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

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A vinyl reissue of Paul Bley's 2nd ESP album from 1966, a lyrical and lush trio setting with material mostly from Carla Bley, one Ornette Coleman number, and one from Annette Peacock, with Steve Swallow on bass and Barry Altschul on percussion, exploratory free jazz that uses melodic intention in assertive but not aggressive aways; a classic.

Eisenstadt, Harris / Mivos Quartet: Whatever Will Happen That Will Also Be [VINYL] Eisenstadt, Harris / Mivos Quartet:
Whatever Will Happen That Will Also Be [VINYL]

(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.

Moore, Thurston / Umut Caglar: Dunia [VINYL] Moore, Thurston / Umut Caglar:
Dunia [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Recorded in Istanbul, Turkey, guitarist Thurston Moore teams up with Konstrukt guitarist Umut Caglar to record these three rich and twisting pieces, each guitarist extracting unique performances from the other over three pieces that draw on technique and effects to create fragile and heavy sonic environments, an impressive album of modern guitar potential.

Halvorson, Mary: Away With You [VINYL 2 LPs] Halvorson, Mary:
Away With You [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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Mary Halvorson continues her string of excellent modern jazz albums with this octet release with fellow guitarist Susan Alcorn, Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet), Jon Irabagon & Ingrid Laubrock (sax), Jacob Garchik (trombone), John Hebert (bass) and Ches Smith (drums).

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

(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.

Weston, Matt: Searchlight Swings b/w Is That Helicopter Over Our House? [7-inch' VINYL] Weston, Matt:
Searchlight Swings b/w Is That Helicopter Over Our House? [7-inch' VINYL]

(7272music -- USA )

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Percussionist and electronics artist Matt Weston (Arthur Brooks Ensemble V, Arc Pair) in a 7" release showcasing his playing skills over his own notation systems employing additional dimensions of pre-and post-gestural strategies, using written standard notation and visual cues based on multiple and simultaneous, graphic scores.

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.: Those Who Came Never Before [VINYL] Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.:
Those Who Came Never Before [VINYL]

(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.

Ambarchi, Oren: Stacte Karaoke II [VINYL 12-inch] Ambarchi, Oren:
Stacte Karaoke II [VINYL 12-inch]

(Black Truffle -- Australia )

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Heavy rock riffs and shredding from Australian guitarist Oren Ambarchi, his version of karaoke being repeating rock structures plundered and played over, giving him a platform to show his power tools, which are heavily modified and effected guitar lines in an oddly compelling album of rock machinations from this typically explorative, experimental player.

Zorn, John / Eugene Chadbourne: 1977-1981 [VINYL LP + BOOK] Zorn, John / Eugene Chadbourne:
1977-1981 [VINYL LP + BOOK]

(Song Cycle -- Italy )

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Deluxe box set edition of the 1998 Materiali Sonori CD, originally released to accompany the book release of "Sonora: John Zorn", here in its first vinyl release presenting early Downtown NY recordings between the duo of Zorn and guitarist Eugene Chadbourne, with vital players including Tom Cora, Polly Bradfield, Davey Williams, Fred Frith, Mark Kramer, &c.

Barbez w/ Velina Brown: For Those Who Came After: Songs Of Resistance From The Spanish Civil War [VI Barbez w/ Velina Brown:
For Those Who Came After: Songs Of Resistance From The Spanish Civil War [VINYL]

(Important Records -- USA )

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New York's literate and genre-encompassing rock band Barbez led by guitarist and journalist Dan Kaufman present their 5th album, renderings of protest songs from The Spanish Civil War in a tribute to the Spanish International Brigades, blending avant-rock, contemporary classical, and folk music styles into a compelling and historically important set of songs.

Eleh: Home Age [VINYL] Eleh:
Home Age [VINYL]

(Important Records -- USA )

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The mysterious electronic musician Eleh in his first full length release since 2012, seeking to expose the inherent musicality of pure electrical currents via high resolution Serge STS synthesizers, a slowly developing work of subtle harmonic and melodic motion.

Eleh / Christina Kubisch: Split: "Tesla's Dream" b/w "Ohmage/Resistor"  [VINYL] Eleh / Christina Kubisch:
Split: "Tesla's Dream" b/w "Ohmage/Resistor" [VINYL]

(Important Records -- USA )

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A split LP, with the first side from Christina Kubisch as she contemplates Nicolai Tesla and his concept of electrical remoteness as it applies to the modern world using electromagnetic field recordings from modern devices; side B presents Eleh's composition "Ohmage/Resistor" utilizing a new kind of spaciousness, composed for piano & Serge STS modular synthesizers.

Pisaro, Michael / Samuel Dunscombe / Steven Andrew Flato / Wen Liu / Celeste Oram / Johannes Regnier Pisaro, Michael / Samuel Dunscombe / Steven Andrew Flato / Wen Liu / Celeste Oram / Johannes Regnier:
Organ For The Senses

(Marginal Frequency -- USA )

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San Diego's Parkeology director Kate Clark and composer Samuel Dunscombe organized this concert to take advantage of the Balboa Park's Spreckels Organ, inviting local and regional experimental composers to develop works for the 5,017 pipe instrument, attracting artists like Michael Pisaro, Samuel Dunscombe, Steven Andrew Flato, Wen Liu, &c.

Ayler, Albert: Bells (White Vinyl 180gm) [VINYL] Ayler, Albert:
Bells (White Vinyl 180gm) [VINYL]

(ESP-Disk -- USA / EU )

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Albert Ayler's 1965 ESP album originally released as a 1-sided clear vinyl LP, the single "Bells" song actually an amalgamation of his piece "Holy Ghost" which transitions into "Bells", here augmented with "Vibrations aka (tune Q)2", performed with brother Donald on trumpet, Charles Tyler on alto sax, Lewis Worrell on bass, and Sunny Murray on drums.

Konstrukt / Keiji Haino: A Philosophy Warping, Little By Little That Way Lies A Quagmire [VINYL] Konstrukt / Keiji Haino:
A Philosophy Warping, Little By Little That Way Lies A Quagmire [VINYL]

(KARLRECORDS -- Germany )

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The Konstrukt free improvising band from Turkey, known for their collaborations with master musicians of a wide spectrum of approaches, joins forces with improvising Japanese psych guitarist, vocalist and sound artist Keiji Haino for two 3-part works of swirling sax, synth, sound and guitars, startling vocals, and hallucinatory rhythms.

Saunier, Greg / Mary Halvorson / Ron Miles: New American Songbooks, Volume 1 [VINYL] Saunier, Greg / Mary Halvorson / Ron Miles:
New American Songbooks, Volume 1 [VINYL]

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

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Two essential Downtown New York improvisers--guitarist Mary Halvorson and trumpeter Ron Miles--are joined by drummer Greg Saunier of Deerhoof in response to Nate Wooley's request that the three expand the American Songbook, creating astounding instrumental versions of music by Fiona Apple, Elliott Smith, The Partridge Family, John Williams, James P. Johnson, &c.

Haino, Keiji / John Butcher: Light Never Bright Enough [VINYL] Haino, Keiji / John Butcher:
Light Never Bright Enough [VINYL]

(Otoroku -- UK )

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Japanese avant blues guitarist, vocalist and modern shaman Keiji Haino met UK free improvising vocalist John Butcher in 2012 when Butcher opened for Haino's Fushitsusha band at Cafe Oto; in 2016 they met to play two concerts, one in Hong Kong, one at London's Cafe Oto, the latter resulting in this powerful concert, five dialogs of intertwining reed, guitar and voice.

Jamal, Khan / The Creative Arts Ensemble: Drum Dance to the Motherland [VINYL] Jamal, Khan / The Creative Arts Ensemble:
Drum Dance to the Motherland [VINYL]

(Eremite -- USA )

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A definitive vinyl remaster of vibraphonist Khan Jama's 1972 album in a sextet of vibes, marimba, drums, African percussion, glockenspiel, guitar, bass, and live sound effects, a legendary album fusing free jazz, black psychedelia, and early dub elements, a truly unique album from an artist with a profound perspective applying a wide rhythmic spectrum to free jazz.



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