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Instruments with Preparations


 
Abbott, Simeon + Bent Spoon Duo: saigon, you crazy diamond Abbott, Simeon + Bent Spoon Duo:
saigon, you crazy diamond

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

Price: $11.95    

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Two dense, 20-minute tracks of physical, visceral playing from prepared electric guitarist Simeon Abbot with the Bent Spoon Duo: percussionist Chris Dadge and viola/trombone player Scott Munro.

Abbott, Simeon + Chris Dadge: a menu isn't a meal Abbott, Simeon + Chris Dadge:
a menu isn't a meal

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

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Longtime collaborators Abbott and Dadge release their first album together, a dizzying array of ideas and sounds recorded live at the monthly Calgary based Bug Incision concert series.

Adcock, Mike & Clive Bell: Sleep It Off (1999-2001) Adcock, Mike & Clive Bell:
Sleep It Off (1999-2001)

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

Price: $16.95    

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Twelve short improvised pieces by Mike Adcock on a variety of different instruments that were recorded over a three year period.

Agnel, Sophie: Capsizing Moments Agnel, Sophie:
Capsizing Moments

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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Sophie Agnel uses a startling array of objects and techniques in playing inside the prepared piano, demonstrated in these digital concerts recordings from 2008.

Alonso, Edith: Collapse Alonso, Edith:
Collapse

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )

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Madrid multi-instrumentalist and cross media artist Edith Alonso in an album of prepared solo electric bass improvisations, a four part work of muscular and shadowy sound, dark vibrations with crepitating edges making a sinister and cathartic dungeon of sound.

Andel, Laura: Electric Percussive Orchestra - In::tension:. Andel, Laura:
Electric Percussive Orchestra - In::tension:.

(Rossbin -- Italy )

Price: $11.86    

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Live recordings from Roulette, NYC of Laura Andel's Electric Percussive Orchestra with Taylor Ho Bynum, Harvey Wirht, Kenta Nagai, Andrew Drury, Ursel Schlicht, David Simons, Kyoko Kitamura, and Khabu Young.

Anderson, Ron: Secret Curve Anderson, Ron:
Secret Curve

(Tzadik -- USA )

Price: $12.95    

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PAK combines complex and shifting rock with improvisation in unexpected and wonderfully demanding ways, here in a band including Anthony Coleman, Tim Byrnes, Jerome Noetinger, &c.

Angeli, Paolo : S'u Angeli, Paolo :
S'u

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

Price: $15.95    

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Sardinian improviser Paolo Angeli in his 8th release on ReR, peforming solo on his augmented Sardinian guitar equipped with motors, pedals, individual string mic'ing, and extra appendages, along side incredible technical skill and a brilliant sense of pacing - highly recommended!

Angeli, Paolo : Sale Quanto Basta Angeli, Paolo :
Sale Quanto Basta

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

Price: $15.95    

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Paolo Angeli presents an experimental album that explores the entire range of his modified, extended, and prepared Sardinian guitar with beautiful compositions that defy categorization.

Angeli, Paolo & Takumi Fukushima: Itsunomanika Angeli, Paolo & Takumi Fukushima:
Itsunomanika

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

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Sardinian guitarist Paolo Angeli teams up with After Dinner/Volapuk violinist and singer Takumi Fukushima for a complex, unusual, and wonderfully embraceable work recorded live in Bologna.

Angeli, Paolo: Bucato Angeli, Paolo:
Bucato

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

Price: $15.95    

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Angeli, Paulo: Tessuti (music by Bjork, and Fred Frith) Angeli, Paulo:
Tessuti (music by Bjork, and Fred Frith)

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

Price: $15.95    

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Astral Colonels (Anthony Pateras / Valerio Tricoli): Good Times in the End Times Astral Colonels (Anthony Pateras / Valerio Tricoli):
Good Times in the End Times

(Immediata -- Australia )

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Anthony Pateras & Valerio Tricoli worked 7 years transforming pianos, organs, harpsichords, tape machines and synthesizers into an expansive sonic otherworld that celebrates the "End of Times" in three parts; a meticulous and fascinating work.

Avram, Ana Maria / Iancu Dumitrescu: Live in Spark (MN) Avram, Ana Maria / Iancu Dumitrescu:
Live in Spark (MN)

(Edition Modern -- Romania )

Price: $18.95    

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Cellist and percussionist of Hyperion with regular guests Gustavo Aguilar and Tim Hodgkinson, and local musicians Nina Eidsheim and Phil Curtis.

Bayal & Arnaud Riviere: First Contact Bayal & Arnaud Riviere:
First Contact

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

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John Boyle & Aya Onishi of Nihilist Spasm Band with Arnaud Riviere of Textile Orchestra from their first set of unrelenting primal improv at Sonic Protest 2007 in France.

Beins / Dorner / Hayward / Krebs: Phosphor 2 Beins / Dorner / Hayward / Krebs:
Phosphor 2

(Potlatch -- France )

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Electro-acoustic improv from the Phosphor grouping, an amazing set of musicians who began working together in 2001 and have developed a complex and incredible form of interplay.

Belorukov, Ilia / Kurt Liedwart: Vtoroi Belorukov, Ilia / Kurt Liedwart:
Vtoroi

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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Saint-Petersburg saxophonist Ilia Belorukov & Moscow-based electronic and computer musician Kurt Liedwart in a release balancing silence, space and chance using sinewaves & computers and prepared saxophone, a mix of modern ea-improv and Wandelweiser intent.

Big Bold Back Bone (Marco von Orelli / Sheldon Suter / Luis Lopes: In Search Of The Emerging Species Big Bold Back Bone (Marco von Orelli / Sheldon Suter / Luis Lopes:
In Search Of The Emerging Species

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Swiss musicians, trumpeter Marco Von Orelli and drummer Sheldon Suter and their Portuguese partners, guitarist Luis Lopes and electronics artist Travassos, in an album of unconventional collective improvisation using extended techniques in a large work of evolving, subtle interactions, magnifying sound and gesture in an engrossing sonic environment.

Bleak House: Dark Poetry Bleak House:
Dark Poetry

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95    

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The Norwegian free-improvising trio of prepared pianist Dag-Filip Roaldsnes, alto saxophonist Kim-Erik Pedersen, and percussionist Tore Sandbakken in 14 darkly graceful and succinct works.

Blonk, Jaap / Sandy Ewen / Damon Smith / Chris Cogburn: North of Blanco Blonk, Jaap / Sandy Ewen / Damon Smith / Chris Cogburn:
North of Blanco

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Six focused quartet improvisations with complex, independent layers of rich textures. Featuring Dutch vocalist/sound-poet Jaap Blonk and three Texas improvisors: Damon Smith (bass), Sandy Ewen (guitar & objects), Chris Cogburn (percussion).

Bondi / d'incise / Rodrigues / Chagas / Torres / Moimeme: Brume Bondi / d'incise / Rodrigues / Chagas / Torres / Moimeme:
Brume

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $15.95    

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Extended improvisations using a mix of acoustic and electric instruments from the sextet of Ernesto Rodrigues, d'incise, Cyril Bondi, Abdul Moiemem, Eduardo Chagas, and Nuno Torres.

Boubaker / Rodrigues / Moimem: Le Beau Deviant Boubaker / Rodrigues / Moimem:
Le Beau Deviant

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $15.95    

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Deviant beauty from the trio of Heddy Boubaker (sax), Ernesto Rodrigues (viola) and Abdul Moimeme (prepared electric guitar), dark and sinister improv using extended techniques and a quietly turbulent approach.

Brennan, John Wolf: The Speed Of Dark Brennan, John Wolf:
The Speed Of Dark

(Leo -- Great Britain )

Price: $12.94    

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Solo piano works from Brennan, also performing on arcopiano, pizzicatopiano, sordinopiano, tamburopiano, frampiano, indian harmonium, Irish whistle, Hohner accordion & melodica, Yamaha e-piano.

Brennan, Wolf John: Pictures In A Gallery Brennan, Wolf John:
Pictures In A Gallery

(Leo -- Great Britain )

Price: $16.95    

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Bull, Arthur / Heikalo, Daniel : Concentres et amalgames Bull, Arthur / Heikalo, Daniel :
Concentres et amalgames

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

Price: $14.95    

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Arthur Bull (guitars) and Daniel Heikalo (guitars, percussion) in six guitar duets and five other tracks in which the guitars pair up with Heikalo's percussion.

Bull, Arthur / Heikalo, Daniel : Derapages a cordes Bull, Arthur / Heikalo, Daniel :
Derapages a cordes

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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The first release by the duo of guitarists Arthur Bull and Daniel Heikalo which is a series of free improvisations that are presented without any editing or post-processing.

Burn / Thomas / Fell: The Middle Distance Burn / Thomas / Fell:
The Middle Distance

(Another Timbre -- UK )

Price: $15.95    

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Unconvention improvisation fueled by the influence of contempary compositions from bassist Simon H. Fell, pianist Philip Thomas, and prepared pianist Chris Burn.

Burr, Anthony / Anthony Pateras: The Long Exhale Burr, Anthony / Anthony Pateras:
The Long Exhale

(Immediata -- Australia )

Price: $15.95    

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Beautifully slow drifting compositions for clarinet, ARP 2600, piano and prepared piano from the duo of Anthony Burr and Anthony Pateras, drawing on Cage and Feldman in these expansive and tranquil works that create beautiful and quietly exotic sound environments.

Cassiber: The Cassiber Box [6 CDs, 1 DVD and Book] Cassiber:
The Cassiber Box [6 CDs, 1 DVD and Book]

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

Price: $83.95    

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A 6 CD/DVD box set of the 1980s UK/Euro improvising rock band Cassiber, an amazing band merging experimental rock, fringe jazz, punk, pop, plunderphonics, improvisation, & musique concrete with an energetic and complex form of studio composition - superb!

Chadbourne, Eugene: DOCHADEMONIC "love" Chadbourne, Eugene:
DOCHADEMONIC "love"

(Chadula -- USA )

Price: $10.00    

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The companion set to Doc Chad's DOCHADEMONIC "hate" CD, with Chad on guitars, banjos, vocals, highly modified duck call, and a host of other instruments, with collaborators including Charles Tyler, Grimsley High School Stage Band, Walter Malli, Ernie Durawa, Walter Daniels &c.

Chadbourne, Eugene: ECs' Chadbourne, Eugene:
ECs'

(Chadula -- USA )

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A collection of excellent and unusual original songs played on 25 instruments, the album named after a small town in Hungary where Doc Chad spent time some summers ago.

Chadbourne, Eugene: Insect And Western Updater [2 CDs] Chadbourne, Eugene:
Insect And Western Updater [2 CDs]

(Chadula -- USA )

Price: $15.95    

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An update to Doc Chad's "Insect and Western" box set, adding important new insect musical portraits recorded 2008-09, covering Click Beetle, Flat Shield Bug, Head Lice, Ear Wig, Spider, &c. &c.

Chadbourne, Eugene: Now Return Us To Normal Chadbourne, Eugene:
Now Return Us To Normal

(Chadula -- USA )

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Chadbourne, Eugene: The Concerto (The Smoke Detector Concerto) Chadbourne, Eugene:
The Concerto (The Smoke Detector Concerto)

(Chadula -- USA )

Price: $12.95    

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The 1st part of Doc Chad's new "Concerto" series features a homemade Smoke Detector in a variety of instrumental settings involving organ, piano, a vintage Martin acoustic, the Bo Diddley Gretsch electric & Doc Chad's large scale percussion ensemble.

Chadbourne, Eugene: The Concerto Part 2 (The Jaguar Concerto) Chadbourne, Eugene:
The Concerto Part 2 (The Jaguar Concerto)

(Chadula -- USA )

Price: $12.95    

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The 2nd part of Doc Chad's "Concerto" series presents a series of multi-tracked extended works for his family of instruments, and is dedicated to Miles Davis and Bekah Shylovski.

Chadbourne, Eugene: Year of the Chadfest Chadbourne, Eugene:
Year of the Chadfest

(Chadula -- USA )

Price: $15.95    

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Chamber 4 (Vicente / Ceccaldi / Ceccaldi / dos Reis): City Of Light Chamber 4 (Vicente / Ceccaldi / Ceccaldi / dos Reis):
City Of Light

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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A live concert at Les Soirees Tricot Festival in Paris, France in 2016, dedicated to the "City of Light", from the quartet of Luis Vicente on trumpet, Theo Ceccaldi on violin, Valentin Ceccaldi on cello and Marcelo dos Reis on acoustic guitar and prepared guitar, in music that, like the city, exhibits gorgeous simplicity through intricate sophistication.

Chrysakis / O'Sullivan / Bernal-Villegas / Mayne / Wigens: Instant-Cascade-Distant Chrysakis / O'Sullivan / Bernal-Villegas / Mayne / Wigens:
Instant-Cascade-Distant

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )

Price: $15.95    

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This quintet use a wide range of sound sources inc. guitar, electronics, prepared piano and clarinet to create spectral and gestural sonic and harmonic fields.

Chrysakis / Villegas / Mayne: Palimpsesto Chrysakis / Villegas / Mayne:
Palimpsesto

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )

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Thanos Chrysakis with Dario Villega and Oli Mayne in improvised set using electronics, prepared pianos, percussion, &c, a colored palimpset of sound.

Conde, Luis / Fabiana Galante / Frode Gjerstad: Give And Take Conde, Luis / Fabiana Galante / Frode Gjerstad:
Give And Take

(FMR -- Great Britain )

Price: $12.71    

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During multi-reedist Frode Gjerstad's tour of South America in 2015 he met with pianist Fabiana Galante and fellow reedist Luis Conde to record these excellent improvisations, all three using unusual and extended techniques to create these 8 captivating dialogs.

Curran, Alvin: TotoAngelica Curran, Alvin:
TotoAngelica

(Angelica -- Italy )

Price: $12.95    

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Davies  / Bohman / Patterson / Wastell: For Hugh Davies Davies / Bohman / Patterson / Wastell:
For Hugh Davies

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Recordings from early DIY electroacoustic improviser and instrument inventor, the late Hugh Davies, accompanied in live performance by Adam Bohman, Lee Patterson, and Mark Wastell.

Derome, Jean / Malcolm Goldstein / Rainer Wiens: 6 Improvisations Derome, Jean / Malcolm Goldstein / Rainer Wiens:
6 Improvisations

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

Price: $14.95    

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Having worked together in many projects for many years, this is the 1st trio record from Montreal improvisers Jean Derome, Malcolm Goldstein & Rainer Wiens, six free studio improvisations showing the subtle and sophisticated dialog that such long association yields.

Dollshot: Dollshot Dollshot:
Dollshot

(Underwolf -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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An unusual and thickly strung album bridging dark rock and improvised music from saxophonist Noah Kaplan, bassist and prepared bassis Giacomo Merega, bassist and prepared painist Wes Matthews, and vocalist Rosalie Kaplan.

Donarier's, Matthieu  / Albert van Veenendaal's Planetarium: The Visible Ones Donarier's, Matthieu / Albert van Veenendaal's Planetarium:
The Visible Ones

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The duo of French saxophonist Matthieu Donarier and Dutch pianist/prepared pianist Albert van Veenendaal (I Compani), beautifully paced and inventive dialog between two melodic players who embrace both improvisational and compositional styles.

Dorner / Rodrigues / Guerreiro / Momeme: Fabula Dorner / Rodrigues / Guerreiro / Momeme:
Fabula

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $15.95    

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A live recording from Portugal's Cine-Theatre Curvo-Semedo of the minimal ea-improv quartet of trumpeter Axel Dorner, violist Ernesto Rodrigues, prepared electric guitarist Abdul Moimeme, and Ricardo Guerreiro on computer.

Dumitrescu, Avram, Cutler, Hodgkinson, Hyperion Ensemble: Musique Action Dumitrescu, Avram, Cutler, Hodgkinson, Hyperion Ensemble:
Musique Action

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

Price: $13.95    

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Dumitrescu, Iancu / Ana-Maria Avram: Live In Berlin Dumitrescu, Iancu / Ana-Maria Avram:
Live In Berlin

(Edition Modern -- Romania )

Price: $16.95    

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Spectral composers Iancu Dumitrescu & Ana-Maria Avram present 4 works recorded live in Berlin from 2009-14, with participants including Yoni Silver, Tim Hodgkinson, Stephan O'Malley, orchestration including stretchable steel and computer, crystals, prepared piano, &c.

ErikM: L'art De La Fuite ErikM:
L'art De La Fuite

(Sonoris -- France )

Price: $19.95    

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A selection of first recordings originally released in 1995 as a self-titled homemade tape by eRikm, mainly composed with turntables and prepared records, along with other sources, a unique blend of innovative musique concrete and post-industrial sound.

Evans, Peter Quintet: Destination: Void Evans, Peter Quintet:
Destination: Void

(More Is More -- USA )

Price: $12.95    

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The second release from NY trumpeter Peter Evans Quintet with Ron Stabinsky on piano, Tom Blancarte on bass, Sam Pluta on live electronics, and Jim Black on drums, an epic and amazingly sophisticated album based on Frank Herbert's novel of the same name.

Eventless Plot: Recon Eventless Plot:
Recon

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )

Price: $15.95    

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The Eventless Plot trio hails from Thessaloniki, Greece, borrowing elements from different genres and aesthetics to build a hybrid of free improv, noise, new electronica, electroacoustic composition and jazz.

Extended Pianos (Fox / Griswold / Pateras): Switch On A Dime Extended Pianos (Fox / Griswold / Pateras):
Switch On A Dime

(Immediata -- Australia )

Price: $15.95    

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Extended Pianos employ stochastic improvisations, live analogue processing, feedback experiments, atmospheric tape composition, and ultra-physical episodic structures to manipulate prepared piano performances in real time, creating an exceptional and engrossing work.

Ezramo / Robair / Fenech / Buchler feat. Argo Ulva: PopeWAFFEN [VINYL] Ezramo / Robair / Fenech / Buchler feat. Argo Ulva:
PopeWAFFEN [VINYL]

(Corvo -- Germany )

Price: $26.95    

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Five improvisers from Germany, Italy, France and USA - Wendelin Buchler; David Fenech; Gino Robair; Argo Ulva; Ezramo - in a mix of weird pop, avanttrash, free improvised music, mediterranean folklore and noise drones.

Fernandez, Agusti & Peter Kowald : Sea of Lead Fernandez, Agusti & Peter Kowald :
Sea of Lead

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

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The duo of late bassist Peter Kowald and inside-and-out pianist Agusti Fernandez in a set of extraordinary energetical, rhythmic and irrepressible improvisations.

Fine, Milo Free Jazz Ensemble: Earlier Outbreaks of Iconoclasm (1976-8) [2 CDs] Fine, Milo Free Jazz Ensemble:
Earlier Outbreaks of Iconoclasm (1976-8) [2 CDs]

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

Price: $19.50    

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An excellent reissue of reedist/drummer/pianist Milo Fine, bringing together material released on Hat Hut in 1976 & '7 ("Hah!" & "The Constant Extension Of Inescapable Tradition") plus his never-issued '78 album "When I Was Five Years Old, I Predicted Your Whole Life".

Foschia / Irmer / Wissel / Goyvaerts: Canaries On The Pole #2 Foschia / Irmer / Wissel / Goyvaerts:
Canaries On The Pole #2

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $15.95    

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The improvising quartet of Canaries on the Pole (Foschia / goyvaerts / Irmer / Wissel) in their second release after their self-titled debut on the Free Elephant label.

Free Jazz Group Wiesbaden: Frictions / Frictions Now Free Jazz Group Wiesbaden:
Frictions / Frictions Now

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

Price: $15.95    

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Two studio recordings recorded 2 years apart (1969, 1971) of "Frictions", a 6 part work, and the additional 2 part "Frictions Now" from the quartet of Michael Sell (trumpet), Dieter Scherf (sax & winds), Gerhard Konig (guitar & flutes) and Wolfgang Schlick (percussion).

Freedman, Lori: 3 Freedman, Lori:
3

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

Price: $14.95    

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Clarinetist Lori Freedman brought together 3 distinct trios over the course of 3 consecutive nights with a total of 6 other Montreal musicians for live encounters of improvisation.

Fujii, Satoko / Natsuki Tamura: Kisaragi Fujii, Satoko / Natsuki Tamura:
Kisaragi

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $15.95    

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On their 5th album together, pianist Satoko Fujii and trumpeter Natsuki Tamura push the limits on approach and technique with their instruments, creating otherworldly and captivating improvisations, both players deciding against using "normal instrumental sounds", instead using preparations and textural approaches to create truly unique music.

Furt plus: Equals Furt plus:
Equals

(psi -- Great Britain )

Price: $16.95    

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The followup to Furt's expanded format as heard on Spin Networks in 2005, in electroacoustic trios with John Butcher, Phil Minton, Rhodri Davies, Ute Wassermann, &c.

 


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