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Squidco Confront 25% Sale
Confront Recordings 25% Sale

Formed in 1996 by UK cellist Mark Wastell, Confront Records set itself an agenda of documenting well recorded improvised music by musicians that, although very active, deserve wider recognition and exposure - as well as offering material by musicians with higher profiles. There is a policy to record improvisations away from the studio in atmospheres/acoustics that are complimentary to the music. The label features two series, the larger Collectors Series and the more recent Core Series, and has released albums with an incredible set of creative artists including John Butcher, Derek Bailey, Rhodri Davies, Bertrand Denzler, Tetuzi Akiyama, Keith Tippett, David Sylvian, Simon H. Fell, Chris Cundy, Phil Durrant, Andrea Parkins, Axel Dorner, Roger Turner, &c. &c.

This week we're offering our customers 25% off a list of essential titles from the past years. Take a look at these interesting albums, but hurry, because this sale ends Sunday, May 20, 2018 at midnight!



 
Bohman, Adam / Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg: Bagpipes And Blackberries Bohman, Adam / Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg:
Bagpipes And Blackberries

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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A strange set of improvisations from London, pairing Adam Bohman on his unusually percussive and inexplicable unamplified objects with the odd vocalisations of Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg, very much in a Phil Minton mode, for four very unique studio recordings.

Browne, Mark: Genial Decay Browne, Mark:
Genial Decay

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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Using sopranino, sorano and decayed tenor saxophone, Mark Brown recorded these unusual improvisations, generating a huge variety of sounds and tones, and then constructing those recordings into this curious and captivating 40 minute work.

Chase, Brian / Andrea Parkins: Avalanche of Routes Chase, Brian / Andrea Parkins:
Avalanche of Routes

(Confront -- UK )

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The NY duo of accordionist Andrea Parkins, using self-designed virtual instruments, field recordings, everyday objects and small instruments, and drummer Brian Chase, applying guitar pedals to his percussion, create fascinating sculpted works of electroacoustic improvisation.

Collusion Duo (Nick Smith / Mark Wastell): Refraction Collusion Duo (Nick Smith / Mark Wastell):
Refraction

(Confront -- UK )

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Violinist and percussionist Nick Smith, having access to St. Mary's Church at Great Baddow for music performance and rehearsals, made his first use of the space in 1996 in a duo with Mark Wastell on violincello, preparations and percussion, where they used the acoustics of the church to enhance their detailed and absorbing improvisations.

Cundy, Chris: The Disruptive Forest Cundy, Chris:
The Disruptive Forest

(Confront -- UK )

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A combination of cyclical themes, made-up folk dances, and invented improvisations from UK reedist Chris Cundy, performing on bass clarinet at the Cheltenham Synagogue for 10 compositions developed specifically for this Confront recording as playful pieces intended as popular music for solo bass clarinet.

Davis, Matt / Phil Durrant / Mark Wastell: Confront Collectors Series Davis, Matt / Phil Durrant / Mark Wastell:
Confront Collectors Series

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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Re-issue of one of the earliest Confront releases, the trio of trumpeter Matt Davis, violinist Phil Durrant and cellist Mark Wastell performing subtle and sophisticated free improvisation at St. Michael's and All Angels church, Chiswick, London in 2000.

Denzler, Bertrand / Antonin Gerbal / Alex Dorner: Le Ring Denzler, Bertrand / Antonin Gerbal / Alex Dorner:
Le Ring

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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Having performed in duos previously, this trio came together at Festival Noise No. 5, at Theatre Le Ring, in Toulouse, the sound of the group is a "malleable space in which the musicians generate small or bigger shapes, simple and complex sounds, irregular and mechanical rhythms."

Denzler, Bertrand / ONCEIM: Morph Denzler, Bertrand / ONCEIM:
Morph

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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Bertrand Denzler composed this pseudo-drone work performed by the ONCEIM Orchestra, allowing the orchestra members to make decisions in order to keep the drone alive while moving within a small, pre-established musical perimeter defined by the composer.

Graewe, Georg / Mark Sanders: Affretando Graewe, Georg / Mark Sanders:
Affretando

(Confront -- UK )

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Working together since 1995 as a duo, and in The George Graewe Quintet, the Frisque Concordance Quartet, and in groupings with Evan Parker, Gail Brand, Paul Dunmall, and John Edwards, heard here at the essence of their collaboration, captured live at the 21st Jazz Cerkno Festival in Sloveniain, 2016, for a sophisticated and intricate dialog of lyrical free improvisation.

Horns (feat. Bertrand Denzler): Horns 1.2 Horns (feat. Bertrand Denzler):
Horns 1.2

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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Tenor saxophonist Bertrand Denzler's pseudo-drone piece for the ensemble of Pierre-Antoine Badaroux (alto sax), Fidel Fourneyron (trombone) and Luis Laurain (trumpet) where the players keep the sound alive while moving in a small, pre-established musical perimeter.

Ist (Davies / Fell / Wastell): Lodi Ist (Davies / Fell / Wastell):
Lodi

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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Since 1995 the string trio of Rhodri Davies, Simon H. Fell & Mark Wastell have created sparse, introspective improvisation, performing here at the Contemporaneamente festival in Lodi, Italy.

Jerman / Salis / Sanna: KIO GE Jerman / Salis / Sanna:
KIO GE

(Confront -- UK )

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A collaboration between American sound artist Jeph Jerman and Italian percussionists Paolo Sanna and Giacomo Salis, twelve intriguing short improvisations using extended techniques and lowercase approaches that include minimal textures, field recordings, abstract atmospheres and organic sounds.

Kahn, Jason: For Voice Kahn, Jason:
For Voice

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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Two concert improvisations for unamplified voice recorded in Canberra, Australia at the 2015 SoundOut Festival and in Tokyo, Japan at the Kid Ailack Art Hall in 2014, using extended vocal techniques and leveraging the room acoustics and social space between Kahn and the audience.

Noble, Steve / Daniel Thompson: Sunday Afternoon (Live At The Hundred Years Gallery) Noble, Steve / Daniel Thompson:
Sunday Afternoon (Live At The Hundred Years Gallery)

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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A recording of two London based improvisers of different generations communing in the resonant surroundings of the 100 Years Gallery, with drummer Noble creating glittering bell and gong like tones over which guitar Thompson hangs fractured harmonics and strange bending chords.

Nyberg, Joacim : Fylkingen, March 27, 2014 Nyberg, Joacim :
Fylkingen, March 27, 2014

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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Guitarist Joacim Nyberg, also performing on double bass, bell and recorder, in a live performance in Stockholm, Sweden at Fylkingen in 2014, using "Wood, steel, air. Hands, fingers, heart" in an open-ended and ardent exposition of his interpretation of jazz.

Oceans of Silver & Blood: Oceans of Silver & Blood Oceans of Silver & Blood:
Oceans of Silver & Blood

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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The debut release of the duo of Joachim Nordwall on modular synth and Mark Wastell on tam tam performing two tonal drones that blends rich cymbal sonics entwined with dark, slowly evolving synthetics.

Parker Woods, Seth: asinglewordisnotenough Parker Woods, Seth:
asinglewordisnotenough

(Confront -- UK )

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Violinist Seth Parker Woods presents four extraordinary compositions, the first for solo cello and voice from Edward Hamel, and then one work each for cello and electronics from Michael Clarke, George Lewis, and Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, each sophisticated, suprising, and beautifully executed pieces taking the cello into unique creative territory.

Schindler, Udo: Botenstoffe Schindler, Udo:
Botenstoffe

(Confront -- UK )

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A series of duo recordings between saxophonist, clarinetist and cornet player Udo Schindler and pianists, all recorded at Schindler's Salon for Sound and Art at Krailing, Germany between 2013 and 2016, with Claudia Ulla Binder, Masako Ohta, Elisabeth Harnik, Katharnia Weber, and Lisa Ullen; song titles taken from SONDAGEN (Soundings) in memory of poet Thomas Kling.

Sealed Knot, The : Trembling Shade Sealed Knot, The :
Trembling Shade

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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Two 2015 recordings at Exploratorium in Berlin, 2015 from the long-running project The Sealed Knot of percussionist Burkhard Beins, harpist Rhodri Davies, and double bassist Mark Wastell, in a dynamic set of percussive invocations and detailed sound work of unusual technique.

Sealed Knot, The: Unwanted Object Sealed Knot, The:
Unwanted Object

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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The trio of Mark Wastell on double bass, Rhodri Davies on harp and Burkhard Beins on percussion performing at The Old School, Norfolk in 2004, tense and understated improvisation.

Shiroishi, Patrick : Ima Shiroishi, Patrick :
Ima

(Confront -- UK )

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US West Coast multi-instrumentalist Patrick Shiroishi performs an unorthodox set at 2575 Mission in Los Angeles, California, using alto saxophone, bells, electric toothbrush, ipod, pie tin, spoons, tape player, and voice to create a yearning work expressing the frustration of longing and estrangement.

Shiroishi, Patrick: White Sun Sutra Shiroishi, Patrick:
White Sun Sutra

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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Upsilon Acrux/Corima/Nakata saxophonist Patrick Shiroishi in an emotional album of solo saxophone recorded as a tribute to his grandfather, alone and overdubbed, pushing the limits of his mind and body through haunting, beautiful, and intense compositions and playing.

Silver / Sanders / Wheatley: NAX/XUS Silver / Sanders / Wheatley:
NAX/XUS

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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Performing together since 2014, the free improvising trio of Yoni Silver on bass clarinet, Mark Sanders on drums, and Tom Wheatley on double bass are captured live at the Hundred Years Gallery in London, in 2015 for a dark and spacious journey in two large improvisations.

Social Insects (Koch / Badrut): Social Insects II Social Insects (Koch / Badrut):
Social Insects II

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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Sparse yet intently focused interaction with unusual timbre and technique in the 2nd release from the working duo of Hans Koch (Koch-Schutz-Studer) and Gaudenz Badrutt (strom), pairing reeds and electronics in micro-world improvisations that delight in subtlety.

Tin (Dominic Lash / Axel Dorner / Roger Turner): Uncanny Valley Tin (Dominic Lash / Axel Dorner / Roger Turner):
Uncanny Valley

(Confront -- UK )

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A new trio at the time, TIN is trumpeter Axel Dorner, bassist Dominic Lash, and drummer/percussionist Roger Turner, captured live in three locations during their 2015 UK tour, presenting masterful avant improvisations of sound-oriented work using an immense technical vocabulary to creative inventive and captivating dialog.

Valladoid, Paolo / Gary Rouzer: Directions for Viola and Cello Valladoid, Paolo / Gary Rouzer:
Directions for Viola and Cello

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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Part of a trio of releases including "Reasons for Viola and Cello" and "Viola Cello Room", this album finds violist Paolo Valladoid and cellist Gary Rouzer in a large tunnel in Alexandria, Virginia, their music mixed with joggers, birds, traffic, flowing water, insects, &c. &c.

Veliotis, Nikos / Mark Wastell: Live at All Angels Veliotis, Nikos / Mark Wastell:
Live at All Angels

(Confront -- UK )

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Two cellists, Nikos Veliotis and Mark Wastell, employ a vast array of expansive techniques and approaches to an actively reductionist set of improvisations, using the natural reverb of All Angels church in Turnham Green, London as a third voice, as the duo listens attentively and advance their interchanges in intricate and riveting ways.

Wadham, Rachael / Philippe Lenglet / Bruno Duplant: everydayisagoodday Wadham, Rachael / Philippe Lenglet / Bruno Duplant:
everydayisagoodday

(Confront -- UK )

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Starting from John Cage's Zen quote--"Every day is a good day"--the trio of Rachael Wadham on piano, Philippe Lenglet on acoustic guitar and cithar (a type of harp), and contrabass, recorded these improvisations approaching their instruments not for melodies but as tools for experimentation, from which this trio finds a wealth of inventive sound.

  Watkins, Zachary James:
Suite for string quartet

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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Electronics artist Watkins wrote this piece for resonant spaces, interactive electronics, audience participation & string quartet, here in a special version tuning each string to an odd partial of 60Hz.

Weeks, James: Mural Weeks, James:
Mural

(Confront -- Great Britain )

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A work for two quartets of voices about our relationship with the world, using four text sources from Rutherford Bowey & Westerberg, John Cage, Fernando Pessoa/Alberto Caeiro, and a critiques of "Vermeer's painting The Little Street"; a fascinating weaving of voice and song.

Wolfarth, Christian / Jason Kahn: Percussion / Voice Wolfarth, Christian / Jason Kahn:
Percussion / Voice

(Confront -- UK )

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An absorbing album of percussion and voice from the working duo of Christian Wolfarth on drums and percussion, and Jason Kahn on voice, for two extended improvisations of cathartic vocal expression and assertive rhythmic and reflective percussive accompaniment, balancing eccentric and mesmerizing sound in gripping and compelling ways.


* Sales end Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 23:59 EST (GMT-4). Prices shown are discounted price. While quantities last. Customers must place orders using our shopping cart to receive discounted prices. Sale items are not eligible for Squidco Reward Points.


Best Sellers in This Category:

Jackson / Long / Taylor / Tippett: Four Quartets

Silver / Sanders / Wheatley: NAX/XUS

Graewe, Georg / Mark Sanders: Affretando

Bailey, Derek & Simon H. Fell: The Complete 15th August 2001

Butcher, John / Burkhard Beins / Mark Wastell: Membrane

Sealed Knot, The : Trembling Shade

Davies, Rhodri / David Sylvian / Mark Wastell: There Is No Love

Tin (Dominic Lash / Axel Dorner / Roger Turner): Uncanny Valley

Contest of (More) Pleasures, The (Dorner / Pallandre / Butcher / Sassi / Charles): Ulrichsberg

Fell, Simon H. : Le Bruit de la Musique

Wadham, Rachael / Philippe Lenglet / Bruno Duplant: everydayisagoodday

IST: New York (Davies / Fell / Wastell / Zorn): Featuring John Zorn

Denzler, Bertrand / Antonin Gerbal / Alex Dorner: Le Ring

Jerman / Salis / Sanna: KIO GE

Ishikawa, Ko / Tetuzi Akiyama / Hideo Ikegami: Live at Kissa Sakaiki

Veliotis, Nikos / Mark Wastell: Live at All Angels

Noble, Steve / Daniel Thompson: Sunday Afternoon (Live At The Hundred Years Gallery)

Denzler, Bertrand / ONCEIM: Morph

Collusion Duo (Nick Smith / Mark Wastell): Refraction

Chase, Brian / Andrea Parkins: Avalanche of Routes