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Granberg, Magnus / Skogen: Nun, es wird nicht weit mehr gehn Granberg, Magnus / Skogen:
Nun, es wird nicht weit mehr gehn

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Composer Magnus Granberg took influences from Schubert's song cycle "Die Winterreise", extracting tonal material, which he merged with rhythmic influences from medieval English folk music and a song by Dowland, merging them into a temporal framework for this large and subtle composition, executed by a setpet including Angharad Davies, Erik Carlsson, Henrik Olsson, d'incise, &c.

Eastman, Julius / Apartment House: Femenine Eastman, Julius / Apartment House:
Femenine

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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A live recording of Julius Eastman's 1974 work "Femenine" performed by Apartment House led by cellist Anton Lukoszevieze with Simon Limbrick on vibraphone, Kerry Yong on piano, Mark Knoop on keyboard, Mira Benjamin on violin, and Gavin Morrison and Emma Williams on flute, an ecstatic and intricate work using a repeating figure contrasted with both asynchronous and complementing backgrounds.

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

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Three free improvising women--Angharad Davies, Rie Nakajima, and Alice Purton--met in the church in the tiny hamlet of Dethick, near Matlock, Derbyshire, over the course of two days developing the ten pieces of this album using an impressive set of stringed and percussive instruments, objects, and mysterious sources to create these fascinating sonic evocations.

Lang, Klaus / Golden Fur : Beissel Lang, Klaus / Golden Fur :
Beissel

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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A collaboration between Austrian composer/organist Klaus Lang and the Golden Fur ensemble ofSamuel Dunscombe on clarinet, Judith Hamann on cello & James Rushford on viola & harmonium, reworking a hymn from 18th century composer Johann Conrad Beissel, using an algorithmic system to reinterpret the piece through orchestration, dynamic movement, harmonic density & harmonicity.

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

(Eremite -- USA )

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Two large hypnotic works and 2 shorter pieces from Chicago's Natural Information Society led by Joshua Abrams on gimbri in an eight-piece acoustic band with Lisa Alvarado on harmonium & gongs, Mikel Avery on tam-tam & gongs, Ben Boye on autoharp & piano, Hamid Drake on tabla & tar, Ben Lamar Gay on cornet, Nick Mazzarella on saxophone, and Jason Stein on bass clarinet.

Masing / Lin / Tallone / Rodrigues / Zek: Buratino Masing / Lin / Tallone / Rodrigues / Zek:
Buratino

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A quintet of strings, hurdy gurdy, and amplified objects from Elo Masing on violin, Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Hui-Chun Lin on cello, Caroline Cecilia Tallone on hurdy gurdy, objects, and Ame Zek on 12 string guitar, objects, recording in the studio for this 5 part improvisation, the hurdy-gurdy adding sustained mystery to a balance of subdued and assertive interaction.

Schwabe, Wolfgang / Hui-Chun Lin: 180818 Schwabe, Wolfgang / Hui-Chun Lin:
180818

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A unique pairing of strings from Berlin improviser Wolfgang Schwabe performing on the Guqin, or Qin, a plucked seven-string Chinese musical instrument of the zither family, and Hui-Chun Lin on cello and voice, finding common ground in instant compositions of exotic string figures plucked and bowed, with Hui-Chun Lin sometimes bringing emotional release in voice.

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

(Sub Rosa -- Belgium )

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

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

(Sub Rosa -- Belgium )

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

Davies, Rhodri / David Sylvian / Mark Wastell: There Is No Love [WHITE VINYL RSD] Davies, Rhodri / David Sylvian / Mark Wastell:
There Is No Love [WHITE VINYL RSD]

(Confront -- UK )

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Confront initiates their new Core Series with the text piece "There Is No Love" with David Sylvian on voice, vocal treatments and electronics, Rhodri Davies on harp, vibraphone and radio, and Mark Wastel on tam tam and percussion, a sophisticated spoken word piece of shadowy atmosphere and innuendo, leveraging approaches from experimental, improvised and composed music.

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

(Greenleaf Music -- USA )

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

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.: Invisible Eyes And Phantom Cathedral [VINYL] Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.:
Invisible Eyes And Phantom Cathedral [VINYL]

(Bam Balam Records -- France )

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One of the most significant Japanese psych bands, Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.'s official RSD release has a distinct Gong/Can feel about it, with the 2019 lineup of Kawabata Makoto: guitar, synthesizer, speed guru; Higashi Hiroshi: synthesizer, noodle god; Jyonson Tsu: vocal, guitar, bouzouki; Satoshima Nani: drums, another dimension; Wolf: bass, space & time.

Various Artists: 20 Jahre Inventionen VI Various Artists:
20 Jahre Inventionen VI

(Edition Rz -- Germany )

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New Pricing April 2019: Recordings from the Berlin Inventionen Festivals for New Music 2005 and 2006 featuring compositions by Edgar Barroso ("ODD"); Mario Verandi ("Comme un jeu des images"); Paul Wilson ("Trhough the Rain"); Ricardo Climent ("Wallwoodpeckers"); Vladimir Djambazov ("The Secret Life of a Snare Drum"); and Ludger Brummer ("Glasharle").

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

(Confront -- UK )

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

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

(Immediata -- Australia )

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

Biota: Fragment For Balance Biota:
Fragment For Balance

(Recommended Records -- USA )

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

Ullmann, Jakob : Femde Zeit Addendum 5 Ullmann, Jakob :
Femde Zeit Addendum 5

(Edition Rz -- Austria )

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Jakob Ullman's 5th solo work for piano is atypical for a piano performance, using electronic playback and requiring three assistants sustaining a soundscape to realize a concept of "gravity" that Ullman applies as laws in a conceptual soundscape modified by a series of abstract images, resulting in unexpected sonic environments, tones, timbres and momentum.

Ercetin, Turgut (Ensemble Mosaik, Ensemble Apparat, Ensemble Adapter, Sonar Quartett): Panopticon Sp Ercetin, Turgut (Ensemble Mosaik, Ensemble Apparat, Ensemble Adapter, Sonar Quartett):
Panopticon Specularities

(Edition Rz -- Austria )

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Istanbul composer Turgut Ercetin (Daad artists-in-Berlin 2016 award winner) completed his doctorate studies at Stanford University, developing works engaged with issues of sound as sonic entities dealing with time and space, here in a string quartet performed by Arditti Quartet, and a work for voice and live electronics performed by Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgar.

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

(Thin Wrist -- USA )

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

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

(Black Truffle -- Australia )

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

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

(Lovely Music -- USA )

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

Ashley, Robert: Private Parts [VINYL] Ashley, Robert:
Private Parts [VINYL]

(Lovely Music -- USA )

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A reissue of Robert Ashley's 1978 release "Private Parts", presenting an unvarnished exposition of the inner workings of a man's mind through narrative, read by Ashley over the piano & synth of "Blue" Gene Tyranny and tabla player Kris, as Ashley describes two lives in an abstract narrative of keen observation and inside jokes; baffling and spellbinding.

Steyer, Edith: Hoox And Add-ons Steyer, Edith:
Hoox And Add-ons

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A reflection of the previous year's solo work from Berlin-based saxophonist and clarinetist Edith Steyer, a member of GEDOK, the Berliner Senat and Composers Orchestra Berlin, here using preparations and extended techniques to open new possibilities in improvisations, as she explored ethnomusicology, using repetitive figures influenced by tribal music.

Kaikou (Yoshino / Natsuki Tamura): Kaikou Kaikou (Yoshino / Natsuki Tamura):
Kaikou

(Oniva -- Japan )

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An intimate and unique collaboration between two far-ranging Japanese performers--Yoshino, also known for her work in Japanese underground rock, here on biwa (a short-necked fretted lute) and voice; and trumpeter Natsuki Tamura, Satoko Fujii collaborator and Gato Libre leader--presenting exotic narratives in song using instrumental intervention of ardent improvisation.

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

(FMR -- UK )

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

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

(FMR -- UK )

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

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

(FMR -- UK )

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

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

(FMR -- UK )

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

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

(FMR -- UK )

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

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

(FMR -- UK )

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

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

(FMR -- UK )

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

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

(FMR -- UK )

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

Oram, Daphne: Oramics [4 LPs - 2019 REISSUE] Oram, Daphne:
Oramics [4 LPs - 2019 REISSUE]

(Young Americans -- Great Britain )

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Repressed for 2019!
Daphne Oram, founder of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, in a remarkable 44-track collection 4 LP release showcasing her important work and curious nature: 155 minutes/8 sides of vinyl in a heavyweight 300 gram gatefold sleeve with rare archival material.

Fictive Five, The (Ochs / Wooley / Filiano / Niggenkemper / Eisenstadt): Anything Is Possible Fictive Five, The (Ochs / Wooley / Filiano / Niggenkemper / Eisenstadt):
Anything Is Possible

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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A tour-de-force of modern creative jazz from the quintet of Larry Ochs on tenor & sopranino saxophones, Nate Wooley on trumpet, Ken Filiano on bass & effects, Pascal Niggenkemper on bass & effects, and Harris Eisenstadt on drums, the familiar history of the musicians and the staggering skill of each bearing out the album's title, in 2 collective and 3 Ochs compositions.

Selva, The (Jacinto / Almeida / Morao): Canicula Rosa Selva, The (Jacinto / Almeida / Morao):
Canicula Rosa

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The 2nd album from the Portuguese trio of cellist Ricardo Jacinto, double bassist Goncalo Almeida, and drummer Nuno Morao, blending free jazz and freely improvised music using effect pedals and electronic devices to expand their collective improvisations, textured playing influenced by folk melodies and an experimental post-rock bent; mesmerizing and passionate.

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

(FMR -- UK )

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

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

(FMR -- UK )

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

Galao, Paulo / Guilherme Rodrigues / Nuno Morao: Hymn Galao, Paulo / Guilherme Rodrigues / Nuno Morao:
Hymn

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A suite in seven parts named in Latin with abstract spiritual connotations from the Portuguese free improvising trio of Paulo Galao on clarinet & bass clarinet, Guilherme Rodrigues on cello, and Nuno Morao on percussion, each movement using subdued yet detailed and active motion, a confident and adept meditation of powerfully controlled communion.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Lauri Hyvarinen / Abdul Moimeme / Carlos Santos: Kuori Rodrigues, Ernesto / Lauri Hyvarinen / Abdul Moimeme / Carlos Santos:
Kuori

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Finnish guitarist Lauri Hyvarinen joins Portugues Creative Sources collective members Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Abdul Moimeme on electric guitar, and Carlos Santos on synthesizer, for a studio album whose title refers to the shell of an object, a mysterious reference peeled away by this quartet through subliminal playing of intense technique and concentration.

Spring Roll (Helary / Mayot / Rayon / Lemetre / Davis): Episodes Spring Roll (Helary / Mayot / Rayon / Lemetre / Davis):
Episodes

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Picking up from flutist Sylvaine Helary's 2015 Ayler release "Spring Roll/Printemps", this evolved album of chamber jazz performed with Hugues Mayot on saxophone & clarinet, Antonin Rayon on piano & Moog, Sylvain Lemetre on vibes & percussions, and Kris Davis on piano, presents sophisticated compositions from Helary, Davis, Rayon Dan Blake, and Matt Mitchell.

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

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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

Bica, Carlos / Daniel Erdmann / Dj Illvibe: I Am The Escaped One Bica, Carlos / Daniel Erdmann / Dj Illvibe:
I Am The Escaped One

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Portugese double bassist Carlos Bica joins forces with German saxophonist Daniel Erdmann and turntablist DJ Illvibe, the son of pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach, for a unique album of improvisation blending experimental and jazz approaches with substantive layers of genre-blending from Illvibe's record arsenal, all handled with accessible control and lyrical sophistication.

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

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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

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

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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

Guillotine (Lopes / Ceccaldi / Wildhagen): Guillotine Guillotine (Lopes / Ceccaldi / Wildhagen):
Guillotine

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Recalling the French Revolution, Portuguese guitarist Luis Lopes joins forces with French cellist Valentin Ceccaldi and Norwegian drummer Andreas Wildhagen as they slice through complex electric improvisation in a triptych for Marie Antoinette, ending in a Robespierre-like reign of terror "Orgasmic Dance"; muscular, convoluted, unsettling and exultant.

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

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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

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

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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

Spillmann, Matthias Trio (Spillmann / Lang / Baumgartner): Live At The Bird's Eye Jazz Club Spillmann, Matthias Trio (Spillmann / Lang / Baumgartner):
Live At The Bird's Eye Jazz Club

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Matthias' Spillmann's Trio with the leader on trumpet and flugelhorn, Swiss drummer Mortiz Baumgartner and Danish Bassist Andreas Lang are caught live at Bird's Eye Jazz Club, in Basel Switzerland in 2017 for a lyrical and informed album of hard bop, seminal free jazz and jazz standards, including pieces by Ornette Coleman, Billy Strayhorn, Joe Lavano, and William C. Handy.

TGB: Tuba, Guitarra & Bateria TGB:
Tuba, Guitarra & Bateria

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The first album from the trio of Portuguese musicians Sergio Carolino on tuba, Mario Delgado on guitar, and Alexandre Frazao on drums, turns jazz on its ear in an unusual format where the tuba functions less as a bass but instead like a lead instrument, on par with the guitar and drums, as the perform works by the likes of Monk, Carlos Barretto, Led Zeppelin, Bud Powell, &c.

Spike Orchestra: The Book Beri'ah Vol 3 - Binah Spike Orchestra:
The Book Beri'ah Vol 3 - Binah

(Tzadik -- USA )

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The second Masada book project from the adventurous London big band Spike Orchestra, whose interpretations of Zorn's Book of Angels compositions in their Cerberus album was a high point in that series by presenting lyrical strength, skill and power, heard again merging jazz, rock, & klezmer & more as they take on 9 compositions in Zorn's Book Beriah series.

In the Sea (Tristan Honsinger / Nicolas Caloia / Joshua Zubot): Forks and Spoons In the Sea (Tristan Honsinger / Nicolas Caloia / Joshua Zubot):
Forks and Spoons

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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With two magnificent albums and more than 100 concert performances, the masterful dialog from this working string trio of Canadian, European and American players--Tristan Honsinger on cello and voice; Joshua Zubot, on violin; Nicolas Caloia on double bass--is evident in their thrilling exchanges and dynamic approaches to both rapid and reflective improvisation.

Petzold, Dietrich / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Matthias Bauer: dis/con/sent Petzold, Dietrich / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Matthias Bauer:
dis/con/sent

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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An album for bowed strings, bowed metal, and double bass, from the quartet of Dietrich Petzold on violin, viola, bowed metal, Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Guilherme Rodrigues on cello, and Matthias Bauer on double bass, presenting a seven part suite recorded in the studio in Berlin, active and exciting music that bridges classical technique with free improvisation.

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

(Acid Mothers Temple -- Japan )

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

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

(Tractor Notown -- USA )

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

Gestalder / Marion / Becheanu: 3 vues d'un paysage / 3 views of a landscape Gestalder / Marion / Becheanu:
3 vues d'un paysage / 3 views of a landscape

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A subtle album of soundscape from the French trio of Violaine Gestalder on saxophones, Louis Michel Marion on double bass, and Stefania Becheanu on field recordings, depicting 3 virtual aural views of a single landscape, the field recordings conveying a sense of location as the bass and sax use extended techniques and subliminal playing to create their vista.

Crump, Stephan / Ingrid Laubrock / Cory Smythe: Channels Crump, Stephan / Ingrid Laubrock / Cory Smythe:
Channels

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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The NY trio of Stephan Crump on acoustic bass, Ingrid Laubrock on tenor & soprano saxophones, and Cory Smythe on piano follow-up to their "Planktonic Finales" album with this live album recorded at the Unerhort!-Festival in Zurich in 2017, in a lyrically free album of solid compositional structures that result in warmly creative and singular jazz.

Zorn, John: The Hermetic Organ Vol 6 - For Edgar Allan Poe Zorn, John:
The Hermetic Organ Vol 6 - For Edgar Allan Poe

(Tzadik -- USA )

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The 6th in John Zorn's "Hermetic Organ" series of real-time improvisations performed by Zorn himself, this volume paying tribute to the 19th century suspense and horror writer Edgar Allan Poe, as Zorn evokes Poe's enduring and chilling imagination using the organ's immense power and implicit sense of foreboding, stretching the limits of the organ.

Gennaro, Mike / Alex Ward: Running for Trains Gennaro, Mike / Alex Ward:
Running for Trains

(Confront -- UK )

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Three separate live recordings from Hamburg, Gottingen and Berlin, Germany from the duo of Canadian drummer Mike Gennaro and UK clarinettist & electric guitarist Alex Ward, during their 5-stop November 2017 tour crossing Germany by train, selecting six of Gennaro's well captured recordings from their most interesting, exciting or innovative improvisations; exceptional!

Arthurs, Tom: Augmented Nature Arthurs, Tom:
Augmented Nature

(Confront -- UK )

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A one-take improvisation recorded in Berlin by trumpeter Tom Arthurs, caught on New Year's Day 2018 using piccolo trumpet, mutes and binaural field recordings, intended for headphone listening, as he provides an incredible sense of location while stimulating his listener with subtle interventions that ultimately act as a backdrop for his distinctive and sly soloing.

Schindler, Udo: Pneuma_Extreme Schindler, Udo:
Pneuma_Extreme

(Confront -- UK )

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Selected short pieces for C double bass clarinet from German multi-reedist Udo Schinder, recorded live at his performance space for avant, free, and sound-oriented improvisation, Salon fur Klang + Kunst, in Krailling, Munich; Schindler presents a diverse set of approaches recorded to give strength and warmth to both subtle and vociferous statements.

Smet, Catherine / Dirk Wachtelaer: Improvisations Smet, Catherine / Dirk Wachtelaer:
Improvisations

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Taking two players from Guy Seger's Eclectic Maybe Band (Discus Records), classically trained Catherine Smet and improvising drummer Dirk Wachtelaer fulfill their album's title with 11 free dialogs, their dexterous mastery evident as they carry on energetic conversations of urgent activity, or lay back in cultivated discourse of sophisticated artistry; engaging.

Rowland's Evil Jazz Trio (Galewicz / Sandstad Dalen / Nordberg Funderud): Death Machine Rowland's Evil Jazz Trio (Galewicz / Sandstad Dalen / Nordberg Funderud):
Death Machine

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The Norwegian guitar trio led by Roland Galewicz on drums, Henrik Sandstad Dalen on double bass, and Havard Nordberg Funderud on guitar, free improvisers with a dark intent captured live at Kafe Haerverk, in Oslo in 2018 as they perform Galewicz's rhythm-heavy three part "Death Machine Suite", Funderud's spacious "Nice Things" and Dalen's searing "Holmenkollekspressen".

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Paulo Curado / Bruno Parrinha / Eduardo Chagas: Backlighting Rodrigues, Ernesto / Paulo Curado / Bruno Parrinha / Eduardo Chagas:
Backlighting

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A live recording of a subtle improvisation led by Portuguese violist Ernesto Rodrigues in a quartet with winds and brass--Paulo Curado on flute, Bruno Parrinha on soprano saxophone & bass clarinet, and Eduardo Chagas on alto trombone--each using understated approaches to their instruments using extended and unusual techniques, aptly titled but rewarding close listening.

Leigh, Geoff / Makoto Kawabata /  Aogu Tanimoto: Live At Delsol Cafe Leigh, Geoff / Makoto Kawabata / Aogu Tanimoto:
Live At Delsol Cafe

(Acid Mothers Temple -- Japan )

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Acid Mothers Temple guitarist Kawabata Makoto meets Henry Cow wind player, percussionist and sound artist Geoff Leigh, with Aogu Tanimoto on violin & synth, as they are captured live at Delsol Cafe, in Yahata, Japan, performing a spiritually psychedelic five-part improvisation merging acoustic and electronic instruments in unorthodox and fascinating ways.

Fujii, Satoko: Stone Fujii, Satoko:
Stone

(Libra -- Japan )

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A stunning solo album working inside and outside of the piano and coaxing electronic response from the strings from pianist Satoko Fujii, caputered at Samurai Hotel in NY in September of 2018, and in the studio in Brooklyn three months later, during her prolific 60th "kanreki" birthday year, here in 15 dynamic and far-ranging improvisations revealing her depth and creative powers.

Fujii, Satoko ma-do: Heat Wave Fujii, Satoko ma-do:
Heat Wave

(Libra -- Japan )

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Satako Fujii's 2008 release introducing her then new ma-do quartet of Satoko Fujii on piano, Natsuki Tamura on trumpet, Akira Horikoshi on drums, and late bassist Norikatsu Koreyasu, the band name signifying "window" and "the silence between notes", in an album of superb, lively, eclectic and absolutely exciting improvisation from 9 original Fujii compositions.

Gray, Devin / Ellery Eskelin / Michael Formanaek / Dave Ballou: Dirigo Rataplan II Gray, Devin / Ellery Eskelin / Michael Formanaek / Dave Ballou:
Dirigo Rataplan II

(Rataplan Records -- USA )

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Brooklyn drummer Devin Gray leads 3 musicians with Baltimore ties--Ellery Eskelin (sax), Dave Ballou (trumpet) and Michael Formanek (bass)--the rhythm team of this chord-less quartet providing the perfect platform for the diverse song structures in Gray's compositions, through tight melodic interaction or unrestricted excursions for the horn section; superb modern jazz.

Fields, Scott Ensemble: Barclay Fields, Scott Ensemble:
Barclay

(Ayler -- France )

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Guitarist and composer Scott Fields presents the 3rd installment of his Beckett Trilogy, based on the writings of Irish novelist and poet Samuel Barclay Beckett (1906-1989), whose ironic black comedies Fields characterizes musically in instrumental compositions performed by his quartet with cellist Scott Roller, drummer Domnik Mahnig, and saxophonist Matthias Schubert.

Killing Spree (Metzger / Daniel / Galichet): Boko Boko Tour Killing Spree (Metzger / Daniel / Galichet):
Boko Boko Tour

(Ayler -- France )

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A heavy album merging free improvisation, blues and rock forms from the French Killing Spree trio of Matthieu Metzger on alto saxophone & electronics, Sylvain Daniel on electric bass & effects, and Gregoire Galichet on drums, living up to the band name in dark malice captured live at Club Soto in Kyoto, Japan during their 2018 Japanese tour; vengeful.

Wassermann, Ute / Jaap Blonk / Michael Vorfeld : Improvisors Wassermann, Ute / Jaap Blonk / Michael Vorfeld :
Improvisors

(Kontrans -- USA )

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Blending two of the most unconventional voices on the planet--Ute Wasswerman and Jaap Blonk--with percussionist Michael Vorfeld, also on string instrument, light bulbs and electronic devices, Wasserman adding voice, whistles, kutu wapa, frog buzzer, and mirliton, and Blonk adding electronics; wonderfully eccentric while impressively informed and masterfully executed.

Chadbourne, Eugene w/ Son of Shockabilly: Unreal Band Chadbourne, Eugene w/ Son of Shockabilly:
Unreal Band

(Chadula -- USA )

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Recorded the year before the first Shockabilly record in 1983, this live album with Eugene Chadbourne on electric guitar and vocals, plus Shockabilly-to-be and percussionist David Licht, and Tom Shepard taking Kramer's place on bass, as the trio take on country music, Hendrix, Beatles, Yardbirds, bring out The Rake, and otherwise twist up a set of great songs.

Chadbourne, Eugene / Cat Jammers: Invitation To A Jam Session Chadbourne, Eugene / Cat Jammers:
Invitation To A Jam Session

(Chadula -- USA )

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In the 1980's guitarist and eccentric sound artist Eugene Chadbourne started a series of cassettes that ultimately became the LP "Country Music in the World of Islam"; this new and astonishing archive collection culls material from that and blends it in studio collage with live material from Elliot Sharp, Sun City Girls, Jon Rose, phone messages from Derek Bailey, &c &c.

Chadbourne, Eugene / Cat Jammers: Invitation To A Jam Session [CASSETTE] Chadbourne, Eugene / Cat Jammers:
Invitation To A Jam Session [CASSETTE]

(Chadula -- USA )

Price: $8.95    

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In the 1980's guitarist and eccentric sound artist Eugene Chadbourne started a series of cassettes that ultimately became the LP "Country Music in the World of Islam"; this new and astonishing archive collection culls material from that and blends it in studio collage with live material from Elliot Sharp, Sun City Girls, Jon Rose, phone messages from Derek Bailey, &c &c.

Boneshaker (Williams / Nilssen-Love / Kessler): Fake Music Boneshaker (Williams / Nilssen-Love / Kessler):
Fake Music

(Soul What Records -- USA )

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Masterful, fervent free jazz from trans-Atlantic trio of Mars Williams on saxophones, Kent Kessler on bass, and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums, captured live at Elastic Arts, in Chicago in 2017 for three impressive collective improvisations of intense energy, articulate and extended expression, and ecstatic improvisation in an exceptional and cohesive concert.

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

(577 -- USA )

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

 

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