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     Squidco & The Squid's Ear
August 18, 2016
"If I'm out on the street, and I hear a garbage can bang,
I hear it as a percussive accent,
and it fits into the rhythm of my coming and going."
- Steve Swell

Squid BubbleWebs  Essential Labels

Clean Feed
Creative Sources
Edition Wandelweiser Records
Hi Hat
Linear Obsessional Recordings
Magaibutsu Limited

Rarenoise Records
Recollection GRM
Rune Grammofon
Self Released
The Wire
Tochnit Aleph

      Creative Artists

• 10tet (Akiyama / Kamura / Malfatti / Kinoshita / Okura / Veliotis / Unami / Koike / Filip / Sugimoto)
• Marc Baron
• Herve Boghossian
• Adam Bohman / Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg
• Anthony Braxton
• Ian Brighton
• Anthony Burr / Anthony Pateras
• Cremaster & Sophie Agnel (Fages / Monteiro / Agnel)
• Dog Hallucination / Ichtyor Tides
• Christoph Erb / Frantz Loriot
• Fire! Orchestra
• David Fiuczynski
• Miguel Garcia A. / August Traeger
• Killick Hinds & Henry Kaiser
• Huy (Junji / Kazuhisa / Yoshida)
• Tom Johnson / Samuel Vriezen
• Carl Kruger / NJ9842
• Almut Kuhne / Gebhard Ullmann / Achim Kaufmann
• Large Unit
• Miimo
• Modular String Trio (Okhrimchuk / Jedrzejewski / Kacperczyk)
• Mount Meander (Auzins / Leidinger / Jacobson / Sauerborn)
• Musicworks
• North Of North (Anthony Pateras / Scott Tinkler / Erkki Veltheim)
• PYN (Pittard / Yoshida / Nasuno)
• Hal Rammel
• Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Hindi
• David Shea
• Kazuto Shimizu / Yoshida Tatsuya / Nasyuno Mitsuru
• Steve Swell Quintet (Swell / Moondoc / Burrell / W. Parker / Cleaver)
• Stirrup (Lonberg-Holm / Macri / Rumback)
• Gebhard Ullmann / Achim Kaufmann
• Mark Wastell
• The Wire
• The World Heritage (Yamamoto Seiichi / Katsui Yuji / Kido Natsuki / Nasuno Mitsuru / Yoshida Tatsuya)
• Iannis Xenakis
• Zeitkratzer
• John Zorn / AutorYno

Squid BubbleWeb

   Jazz & Improvisation

10tet (Akiyama / Kamura / Malfatti / Kinoshita / Okura / Veliotis / Unami / Koike / Filip / Sugimoto): 10tet

Ten prominents electroacoustic improvisers--Tetuzi Akiyama, Moe Kamura, Radu Malfatti, Kazushige Kinoshita, Masahiko Okura, Nikos Veliotis, Taku Unami, Toshihiro Koike, Klaus Filip, Taku Sugimoto--performing live at Ftarri in 2013, for subtle and exquisite lowercase sound.
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Bohman, Adam / Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg: Bagpipes And Blackberries

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.
     Buy      $13.95      Listen          

Braxton, Anthony: Live At The Rainbow Gallery '79
(Hi Hat)

A great set of free bop oriented improvisations from Anthony Braxton in a superlative quintet with Muhal Richard Abrams on piano, George Lewis on trombone, Dave Holland on bass, and Barry Altschul on drums, recorded at Rainbow Gallery, in Minneapolis, Minnesota for broadcast.
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Brighton, Ian : Now And Then

British guitar Ian Brighton was tutored by Derek Bailey, and was a member of John Stevens' Spontaneous Music Ensemble and the Tony Oxley Quartet; this release coincides with the guitarist's 72nd birthday, in a variety of setting with a great list of improvisers.
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Cremaster & Sophie Agnel (Fages / Monteiro / Agnel): Isotopic

The results of years of collaboration between the Cremaster electroacoustic improvising duo of Ferran Fages and Alfredo Costa Monteiro with pianist Sophie Agnel, in a remarkable album of fragile yet rich tones and tonal punctuations, a feast of timbral possibilities.
Squidco Pick

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Erb, Christoph / Frantz Loriot: Sceneries
(Creative Sources)

The duo of saxophonist Christoph Erb, best known for his work with the Manuel Mengis Group 6, and French-Japanese violist Frantz Loriot, for five open-minded, technically fascinating and musically unique duos recorded in the studio in Switzerland, 2015.
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Fire! Orchestra: Ritual
(Rune Grammofon)

The incredible Fire! Orchestra in a 21-piece rendition performs in the studio for an ecstatic album of free improvisation and song, with an amazing lineup including Mats Gustafsson, Mette Rasmussen, Johan Berthling, Hild Sofie Tafjord, Lotte Anker, &c. &c.
Squidco Pick

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Fire! Orchestra: Ritual [VINYL 2 LPs + CD]
(Rune Grammofon)

Vinyl + CD edition of the CD listed above.
     Buy      $26.95      Listen          

Fiuczynski, David: Flam! Blam! Pan-Asian Microjam!
(Rarenoise Records)

Dedicated to both composer Olivier Messiaen and hip-hop record producer J Dilla, David Fiuczynski uses non-Western tuning to show the connections between exotic bird calls and J Dilla's 'flam beats' while referencing Messiaen, Gagaku, and other Pan-Asian ingredients.
Squidco Pick

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Hinds, Killick & Henry Kaiser: Xenosynchronicity II
(Self Released)

Appalachian guitarist Killick Hinds reunites with West Coast guitarist Henry Kaiser for their second album of sophisticated string interactions, using vast technical skills and creative intent to present an enjoyable and diverse set of textures and styles.
Squidco Pick

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Kuhne, Almut / Gebhard Ullmann / Achim Kaufmann: Marbrakeys

The Berlin-based trio of free improvising vocalist Almut Kuhne, pianist Achim Kaufmann and reedist Gebhard Ullmann for ten originals, on-the-edge, informed improvisation of great skill and melodic invention, taking their music into uncharted and unconventional territory.
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Large Unit: 2015 [BOOK + 2 CDS]

A 2-disc + book release from Paal Nilssen-Love's Large Unit, the 1st recorded at the Casa del Popolo club in Montreal presenting smaller units of duos and trios, and the 2nd capturing the full orchestra as they ended their North American tour at Seattle's Earshot Jazz festival.
Squidco Pick

     Buy      $49.95          

Modular String Trio (Okhrimchuk / Jedrzejewski / Kacperczyk): Ants Bees and Butterflies
(Clean Feed)

A most unusual trio: actually a quartet, this Polish/Ukraine group has three strings (violin, cello, contrabass) with modular synth and electronics reinforcing their sound, less EA than chamber jazz with fascinating orchestration and wonderful harmonic and melodic invention.
Squidco Pick

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Mount Meander (Auzins / Leidinger / Jacobson / Sauerborn): Mount Meander
(Clean Feed)

The transnational quartet of artists from Germany, Latvia and Poland comprised of Karlis Auzins (sax), Lucas Leidinger (piano), Tomo Jacobson (double bass), and Thomas Sauerborn (drums), performing intuitive and collective free improvisation of great sensitify and skill.
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North Of North (Anthony Pateras / Scott Tinkler / Erkki Veltheim): The Moment In and Of Itself

Drawing from Xenakian architextures, Carterian set theory, Carnatic music, sharp-edged pointillism & orchestrational symbiosis, pianist Anthony Pateras steps back from electronic music for chamber-oriented improvisations with trumpeter Scott Tinkler & voilinist Erkki Veltheim.
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Rammel, Hal: The Amplified Palette: A History in Pictures [BOOK + 2 CDS]

A book and CD celebrating the 25th anniversary of this unusual and fascinating musical instrument designed and built by Hal Rammel, an artist's palette outfitted with a contact mic and vertically-mounted rods, played with a variety of uniquely designed bows and mallets.
Squidco Pick

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Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Hindi: Ur
(Creative Sources)

A 5-part introspective improvisation from the trio of Creative Sources leader Ernesto Rodrigues on violin, viola, and electronics; Guilherme Rodrigues on cello, pocket trumpet, and radio; and Jassem Hindi on clarinet; subtle work with extended techniques and unexpected punctuation.
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Steve Swell Quintet (Swell / Moondoc / Burrell / W. Parker / Cleaver): Soul Travelers [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

A great set of Downtown NY players led by trombonist Steve Swell, with Jemeel Moondoc on alto sax, Dave Burrell on piano, William Parker on double bass and Gerald Cleaver on drums, a heartfelt and masterfully soulful album of excellent modern jazz in a limited LP.
Squidco Pick

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Stirrup (Lonberg-Holm / Macri / Rumback): Cut
(Clean Feed)

Chicago free improvising mainstay Fred Lonberg-Holm's Stirrup trio with Nick Macri on double bass and Charles Rumback on drums crosses genres and grooves in an album balancing lyrical and hard-grooved tunes, with Lonberg-Holm taking up guitar on a number of tracks.
Squidco Pick

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Ullmann, Gebhard / Achim Kaufmann: Geode

Albert Mangelsdorf Award-winning pianist Achim Kaufmann and multi-reedist Gebhard Ullmann met in the studio for the first time in Berlin, Germany to record these upbeat free improvisations, intricate collective playing covering a wide range of moods and styles.
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Wastell, Mark : Vibra: Trent (3" CDr)
(Linear Obsessional Recordings)

An extraordinary solo EP of a tam-tam performance by Mark Wastell, one of the founders of the "New London Silence" movement and Confront label founder, performing live at Nottingham Trent University for a rich and forceful album of timbre and tone.
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Baron, Marc : Un Salon Au Fond D'un Lac

Beautifully paced and enigmatically interesting compositions from Marc Baron, using only analog processes in three compositions for reel to reel tape, blending field recordings, cut-up, noise, found sound, pre-recorded and degraded tapes in unusual and absorbing ways.
Squidco Pick

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Boghossian, Herve : F.E.R. (for Eliane Radigue)

French composer Herve Boghossian pays hommage to electronic composer Eliane Radigue while asserting his own approach to continuous electronic sound in textures and pulsations, using a laptop recording feedback, plus harmonicas, drums, brooms, tuner and voice.
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Burr, Anthony / Anthony Pateras: The Long Exhale

Beautifully slow drifting compositions for clarinet, ARP 2500, 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.
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Dog Hallucination / Ichtyor Tides : Vergier Begets [CASSETTE]

Part of a series of 8 split release cassettes, hand-painted & numbered; Side A is Dog Hallucination (D. Petri) for manipulated guitars, textural element, and organized sound; Side B is Ichtyor Tides (Nikola Akileus) for synthetic ambience, glitches, hazy drones, & field recordings.
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Garcia, Miguel A. / August Traeger : Absquatulate Azimuth [CASSETTE]

Part of a series of 8 split release cassettes, hand-painted & numbered; Side A presents a 3-part work and an extended track from electro-acoustic improviser Miguel A. Garcia; side B presents 3 tracks from Bicephalic label leader August Traeger using contact mic and broken instruments.
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Kruger, Carl / NJ9842 : 1/11-GR Opal [CASSETTE]

Part of a series of 8 split release cassettes, hand-painted & numbered; Side A is our very own Carl Kruger for improvised, manipulated acoustic recordings through an unusual peep hole; the mysterious NJ9842 presents a lurching sound collage of unusual sources.
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Miimo: Miimo 5

The alternative dub steelpan trio of Yoshio Machida (steeldrums, voice, percussion, electronics), Tatus (bass, voice & electronics) and Norihide Saji (drums, laptop & electronics) for 10 tracks of embraceable tunes including a cover of Miles Davis "All Blues".
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Huy (Junji / Kazuhisa / Yoshida): Huy
(Magaibutsu Limited)

The Japanese trio of Hirose Junji on tenor saxophone, Innocence label founder Uchihashi Kazuhisa on guitar, and Yoshida Tatsuya on drums, initiating Magaibutsu's "Improv Session Series" with this on-fire album of controlled chaos, recorded live at Foxhole in Kichijoji.
Squidco Pick

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PYN (Pittard / Yoshida / Nasuno): L'elan Createur
(Magaibutsu Limited)

Following their 2015 album "Songs for children who don't want to sleep", the quartet of Yan Pittard on guitar & oud, Mitsuru Nasuno on bass, Maki Nakano on vocals, and Tatsuya Yoshida on drums present this soundtrack album, which translates to "the creative urge".
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Shimizu, Kazuto / Yoshida Tatsuya / Nasyuno Mitsuru: SYN LIVE
(Magaibutsu Limited)

The Japanese improvising rock trio of Kazuto Shimizu on keyboards, Nasyuno Mitsuru on bass, and Yoshida Tatsuya on drums performing live at Club Goodman in Akihabara, Japan, 2016 for technically superb, fast paced, turn-on-a-dime, joyful prog-oriented playing.
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World Heritage, The (Yamamoto Seiichi / Katsui Yuji / Kido Natsuki / Nasuno Mitsuru / Yoshida Tatsuya): The Land of Light

The Japanese improvising rock quintet The World Heritage--Yamamoto Seiichi, Katsui Yuji, Kido Natsuki, Nasuno Mitsuru, and Yoshida Tatsuya--with two guitars, violin, bass and drums, in a live recording of dynamic collective improvisation at Akihabara Goodman in 2013.
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Zorn, John / AutorYno: Flauros: The Book Of Angels Volume 29

Zorn's Book of Angels series presenting the Masada composition books performed by a wide variety of groups, here with AutorYno, a wild power trio of three Paris avant rockers, taking Masada into heavy rock territory blending Metal, Punk, Thrash, Dub and Surf rock.
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Johnson, Tom / Samuel Vriezen : The Chord Catalogue. Within Fourths/Within Fifths
(Edition Wandelweiser Records )

Pianist Samuel Vriezen performs Tom Johnson's work presenting what Johnson describes as a natural phenomenon within a musical scale: progressions in 1 to 5 voices of all possible combinations of notes with each voice being limited to 3 steps, a perfect 4th or a perfect 5th.
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Shea, David: Piano 1

Though using the piano to develop his complex and astonishing works, Shea has never himself released an album of his own piano playing; until Lawrence English challenged Shea to do so, the result of which is this album, playing acoustic, prepared, or electro-acoustically treated.
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Xenakis, Iannis: GRM Works 1957-1962 [VINYL REPRESS]
(Recollection GRM)

Recollection GRM assembles Greek experimental composer Iannis Xenakis' works for Groupe de Recherches Musicales circa 1957-1962: "Concret PH" (1958); "Orient-Occident" (1960); "Diamorphoses" (1957-58); "Bohor" (1962).
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Zeitkratzer: Grand Orchestra
(Tochnit Aleph)

The "Grand Orchestra" of Zeitkratzer and guests create a complex sound using an assembly of players with 40 winds, including bagpipes, developed by both Zeitkratzer and lay people, playing not only pure intensity but also dense and complex sound aggregates.
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   Books & Magazines

Musicworks: #125 Summer 2016 [MAGAZINE + CD]

Canada's premier new music magazine in their 125th issue, articles include Ayo Leilani; Ocean Bug and Bird Songs; Gabriel Dharmoo; crys cole; Thin Edge New Music Collective; plus a CD with tracks from Witch Prophet; Gabriel Dharmoo; Tim Brady; crys cole; Marc Saba; &c. &c.
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Wire, The: #388 June 2016 [MAGAZINE]
(The Wire)

June 2016 issue with articles on Gaika; Ian Brighton; Klara Lewis; Islam Chipsy; Sensational, Heather Leigh & Peter Brotzmann, Joan La Barbara; Chris Abrahams, Daevid Allen Weird Quartet, Oren Ambarchi/Kassel Jaeger/James Rushford, Sir Richard Bishop, Ava Mendoza; &c. &c.
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Wire, The: #389 July 2016 [MAGAZINE]
(The Wire)

On the cover: Loren Connors; plus Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids; Valley Of The Sun; Group A; Beatrice Dillon; Cardiacs; Naama Tsabar; plus reviews of Autechre; Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane; Rob Mazurek & Emmett Kelly; Perelman & Matthew; Christian Fennesz & Jim O'Rourke; &c.
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Wire, The: #390 August 2016 [MAGAZINE + CD]
(The Wire)

August 2016 issue with Wire Tapper VA CD; on the cover: Circuit Des Yeux; articles on Nate Wooley; Occult Rock; Black Spirituals; plus Li Daiguo; DDMMYY; Yeongrak; G-Bop Orchestra; Optimo; Michael Morley; Byron Coley; and reviews of recordings, live shows, print, &c. &c.
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 In Stock and Ready to Ship

We're never quite caught up with new releases that constantly come in our door, and we don't like to rush a release to our homepage. That said, the following releases have already been stocked at Squidco, and are able to be ordered. In most cases we have images, often have samples, and some basic description of each release. You can always see the latest new releases by checking our Just In Stock Section.


Akode (Wilkinson / Johannsesn / Hoyer / Andersen):
North And South

Edith Alonso:
(Aural Terrains)

Bay's Leap:
Swans Over Dorking

Bourne / Davis / Kane:
Broken Light

John Butcher / Michael Duch:

John Cage :
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Chefkirk / S27E152 :
Immediate Shred [CASSETTE]

Carlos Costa:
Door of No Return
(Aural Terrains)

Edi Olvitt (Robert / Stokart / Chkifi):
(Creative Sources)

Faint Glow / Justin Scott Gray :
Quantum Ouch [CASSETTE]

Jurg Frey:
Lucier . Wolff . Schlothauer . Frey
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Jurg Frey :
Beuger . Cage
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Peter Frey K. / Daniel Studer:
Zurich Concerts: 15 Years of Kontrabassduo Studer-Frey (CD1)

Frode Gjerstad / Jon Rune Strom / Paal Nilssen-Love:
Steam In the Casa

William Hooker Duo feat. Damon Smith:
Triangles of Force [CASSETTE]
(Balance Point Acoustics)

Jason Kahn:
For Voice

Almut Kuhne / Gebhard Ullmann / Achim Kaufmann:

Large Unit:

Radu Malfatti:
Radu Malfatti
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Sergio Merce:
Be Nothing
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Clemens Merkel :
Maderna . Beuger . von Schweinitz . Stiegler
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Hedvig Mollestad Trio:
Black Stabat Mater
(Rune Grammofon)

Hedvig Mollestad Trio:
Black Stabat Mater [VINYL]
(Rune Grammofon)

Hedvig Mollestad Trio:
Evil In Oslo [VINYL 2 LPs + CD]
(Rune Grammofon)

Simon Nabatov / Mark Dresser / Dominik Mahnig:
Equal Poise

Paal Nilssen-Love :
News From the Junkyard [VINYL]

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

Uwe Oberg:
Twice, At Least

Uwe Oberg / Silke Eberhardt:

Sylvia Ocougne / Chico Mello:
Musica Brasileira Descomposta
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Pauline Oliveros / Roscoe Mitchell / John Tilbury / Wadada Leo Smith:

Ivo Perelman / Joe Morris:

Ivo Perelman / Karl Berger:
The Hitchhiker

Ivo Perelman / Matthew Shipp:

Ivo Perelman / Matthew Shipp / Michael Bisio / Whit Dickey:

Matthieu Prual:
Inside Walks
(Creative Sources)

Maja Ratkje S. K. :
Crepuscular Hour [CD+DVD]
(Rune Grammofon)

Maja Ratkje S. K. :
Crepuscular Hour [VINYL 2LP / CD /DVD]
(Rune Grammofon)

Terry Riley:
The 3 Generations Trio

Rodrigues / Greenlief / Swafford:
Sidereus Nuncius
(Creative Sources)

The Sealed Knot :
Trembling Shade

Social Insects (Koch / Badrut):
Social Insects II

Staplerfahrer / Bonehole :
Excessive Extension [CASSETTE]

David Sylvian (w/ Jan Bang, Otomo Yoshihide, Toshimaru Nakamura):
Playing The Schoolhouse

Paolo Valladoid / Gary Rouzer:
Directions for Viola and Cello

Biliana Voutchkova / Ernesto Rodrigues / Micha Rabuske:
77 Kids
(Creative Sources)

Mark Wastell :

James Weeks:

Neil Welch / Rutger Zuydervelt:

Christian Wolff :
Angelica Music

Michiyo Yagi / Lasse Marhaug / Joe McPhee / Paal Nilssen-Love:
Soul Stream

Michiyo Yagi / Lasse Marhaug / Paal Nilssen-Love:
Angular Mass

Alfred Zimmerlin :
Dunki . Frey . Aeschbacher . Capt . Hefti . Moster
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)

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