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Unusual Vocal Forms
 
Various Artists: Angelica '95 Various Artists:
Angelica '95

(Angelica -- Italy )

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VCDC (Motland / Lonberg-Holm / Solberg / Gjerstad): Insult VCDC (Motland / Lonberg-Holm / Solberg / Gjerstad):
Insult

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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Following their 2011 album on the Norwegian Hispid label, the quartet of clarinetist Frode Gjerstad, cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm, drummer Stale Liavik Solberg and vocalist Stine Janvin Motland perform two excellent extended improvisations at Galleri Sult in Stavanger.

Vigroux, Franck: we (nous autres) Vigroux, Franck:
we (nous autres)

(D'Autres Cordes -- France )

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Electronic sound artist Franck Vigroux uses electronics, guitar, percussion, and his voice in this dark release with vocalist Annabelle Playe.

Watson, Ben: Frankfurter Ahnung <i>[Used Item]</i> Watson, Ben:
Frankfurter Ahnung [Used Item]

(Sonic Arts Network -- Great Britain )

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A CD curated by Ben Watson on retiring (disgusted) from music journalism in 2005, presenting his private (though unassailable) canon of undiscovered genuises - as well as a sketch of what music listening could be if niche-marketed identity-...

Weston, Veryan & Minton, Phil: Ways out east, ways out west Weston, Veryan & Minton, Phil:
Ways out east, ways out west

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Winter, Gosia & Barry Chabala: Ananke Winter, Gosia & Barry Chabala:
Ananke

(Roeba -- USA )

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Avant folk artist Gosia Winter and guitarist Barry Chabala in a transcontinental collaboration suggested by Winter to bring both artists' sense of improvisation into new carefully crafted compositions.

Wiss / Unternahrer: sopstock Wiss / Unternahrer:
sopstock

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Swiss voice artist Isa Wiss with Marc Unternahrer on tuba in a surreal set of alphabetized improvisations in a Minton-esque mode with Unternahrer taking the tuba into untold territory.

Wollesen - Haffner - Naujo: Rasa Rasa Wollesen - Haffner - Naujo:
Rasa Rasa

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Rasa Rasa members Kenny Wollesen, Dalius Naujo, Jonathon Haffner and Sean Francis Conway present the ancient polyphonic vocal music of Lithuania using a mix of ensembles, reviving the infectious grooves and ancient vocal rounds, aided by new instruments devised by Wollesen.

Xu Fengxia: Black Lotos Xu Fengxia:
Black Lotos

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Xu Fengxia traditional Sanxian & Guzheng player and free vocalist in duo with drummer/percussionist Lucas Niggli for suspenseful cross-cultural improvisations.

Yoshida, Ami / Kurzmann, Christof: a s o Yoshida, Ami / Kurzmann, Christof:
a s o

(erstwhile -- USA )

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Yoshihide, Otomo: Cathode Yoshihide, Otomo:
Cathode

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Zabelka Trio, Mia: Weird Tales And Elegant Motion Zabelka Trio, Mia:
Weird Tales And Elegant Motion

(Monotype -- Poland )

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Violinist, vocalist, and electronic artist Mia Zabelka is joined by Johannes Frisch (bass) and Pavel Fajt (drums, electronics) for an awesome set of improv that covers free rock, jazz, and soundscapes.

Zeitkratzer / Keiji Haino: Zeitkratzer + Keiji Haino Zeitkratzer / Keiji Haino:
Zeitkratzer + Keiji Haino

(Zeitkratzer -- Germany )

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Keiji Haino collaborates with Reinhold Friedl's Zeitkratzer for their 2nd release, with Haino concentrating solely on his voice without electronic manipulation, in a live recording at Jahrehunderthalle in Bochum, Germany for a frightful mix of ferocious chamber music.

Mycale - Zorn, John: Mycale: The Book Of Angels, Volume 13 Mycale - Zorn, John:
Mycale: The Book Of Angels, Volume 13

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Perhaps the most unique take on the Masada book, 4 female voices interpret eleven songs from Zorn's Book of Angels in beautiful and haunting a cappella.

Zorn, John: Chimeras Zorn, John:
Chimeras

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Revised version of this 2001 chamber work inspired by the remarkable worlds of Henry Darger, Lewis Carroll and Unica Zurn, remastered and resequenced with a new postlude.

Zorn, John: Chimeras Zorn, John:
Chimeras

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Original edition of Zorn's "Chimeras" chamber work.

Zorn, John: Ipsissimus Zorn, John:
Ipsissimus

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Zorn's 5th installment in the Moonchild series, nine duos, trios and quartets swirling with melodic and rhythmic invention performed by Zorn, Marc Ribot, Mike Patton, Joey Barron, & Trevor Dunn.

Zorn, John: Locus Solus Zorn, John:
Locus Solus

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Zorn, John: Shir Hashirim Zorn, John:
Shir Hashirim

(Tzadik -- USA )

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John Zorn draws on traditions from plainchant, mediaeval ars nova, Renaissance madrigals, 20th century vocal techniques and minimalism in an album for a cappella voice as performed by The Sapphites vocal quintet.

Zorn, John: The Big Gundown Zorn, John:
The Big Gundown

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Zorn, John: The Gift Zorn, John:
The Gift

(Tzadik -- USA )

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Zu & Eugene Robinson: The Left Hand Path  [VINYL] Zu & Eugene Robinson:
The Left Hand Path [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Zu reveals their dark side with Jacopo Battaglia & Thomas Luca Mai performing on electronics and Massimo focused on guitars, plus guest Luca Tilli on cello; the recordings were sent to Oxbow's Eugene S Robison, resulting in this mysterious and disturbing release.

Zu & Eugene S. Robinson: The Left Hand Path Zu & Eugene S. Robinson:
The Left Hand Path

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Zu reveals their dark side with Jacopo Battaglia & Thomas Luca Mai performing on electronics and Massimo focused on guitars, plus guest Luca Tilli on cello; the recordings were sent to Oxbow's Eugene S Robison, resulting in this mysterious and disturbing release.

Zu: Goodnight Civilization [VINYL 12-inch] Zu:
Goodnight Civilization [VINYL 12-inch]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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A one-sided EP from the power trio Zu (Massimo Pupillo (bass), Gabe Serbian (drums), Luca Tommaso Mai (saxophone) with guest Barney Greenway of Napalm Death on vocals, the first new release form the band since 2009.

Sharp, Elliott + Scott Fields: Akra Kampoj Sharp, Elliott + Scott Fields:
Akra Kampoj

(New Atlantis -- USA )

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Using mostly unprocessed electric guitars, the duo of Elliott Sharp and Scott Fields' latest release presents eight dueling guitar works using dynamic, angular tones and textures, from extremely aggressive work to clean avant-jazz with twisted technical intent.

Haino, Keiji / Mitsuru Nasuno / Yoshimitsu Ichiraku: After Seijaku [2 CDs] Haino, Keiji / Mitsuru Nasuno / Yoshimitsu Ichiraku:
After Seijaku [2 CDs]

(Doubtmusic -- Japan )

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The Seijaku Trio of Keiji Haino (electronics, guitar, voice), Mitsuru Nasuno (bass, electronics) and Yoshimitsu Ichiraku (electronics), recording 2 years after the "Last Live" album, in an epic voyage of meditative and intricate electronics performed live in Tokyo.

Roginski, Raphael : Plays John Coltrane and Langston Hughes African Mystic Music Roginski, Raphael :
Plays John Coltrane and Langston Hughes African Mystic Music

(Bolt -- Poland )

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Solo guitar from Raphael Roginski, interpreting works from jazz giant John Coltrane, 8 compositions reworked in stunningly beautiful ways, with two works accompanied by text from Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes, as sung by Natalia Przybysz.

Buckner, Thomas / Joelle Leandre / Nicole Mitchell : Flowing Stream Buckner, Thomas / Joelle Leandre / Nicole Mitchell :
Flowing Stream

(Leo -- Great Britain )

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After performing live at New York's Vision Festival in 2012, the trio of Thomas Buckner (voice), Joelle Leandre (bass) and Nicole Mitchell (flute) recorded this studio album of free improvisations in a free-flowing exchange of ideas and adroit improvisation.

Jones, Darius Quartet Feat. Emile Lesbros: Le bebe de Brigitte (Lost in Translation) Jones, Darius Quartet Feat. Emile Lesbros:
Le bebe de Brigitte (Lost in Translation)

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )

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The 5th installment in saxophonist/composer Darius Jones' expansive "Man'ish" Boy epic, a well-balanced album of jazz and voice performed with Matt Mitchell (piano), Sean Conly (bass), Ches Smith (drums), Emillie Lesbros (voice, piano) and Pascal Niggenkemper (bass).

Bley / Koglmann / Peacock: Annette Bley / Koglmann / Peacock:
Annette

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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The trio of bassist Gary Peacock, pianist Paul Bley, and trumpeter Franz Koglmann interpret and improvise on the music of avant song-writer Annette Peacock.

Core, The: Party Core, The:
Party

(Moserobie Music -- Sweden )

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Norway's The Core quintet, great modern jazz in an updated look at 60's styles in the mode of Herbie Hancock, Dextor Gordon or Miles, the evolution of "the cool" in five superb compositions.

Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani: Cardinal Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani:
Cardinal

(Impressus Records -- USA )

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The quartet of Cosottini, Melano, Pisani, Miano (EAQuartet Electroacoustic) in compositions referring to the 4 cardinal map points using graphic scores, games, open readings, &c.

Dixon Orchestra, Bill: 17 Musicians In Search of a Sound: Darfur Dixon Orchestra, Bill:
17 Musicians In Search of a Sound: Darfur

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )

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Legendary trumpeter, composer and educator Bill Dixon in a 17 piece orchestra playing original compositions live at the 12th Vision Festival in New York City.

Ganelin, Slava / Ned Rothenberg: Falling Into Place: Live in Jaffa Ganelin, Slava / Ned Rothenberg:
Falling Into Place: Live in Jaffa

(Auris Media -- Israel )

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Hello (Takahiro Kawaguchi / Shinjiro Yamaguchi): Hello <i>[Used Item]</i> Hello (Takahiro Kawaguchi / Shinjiro Yamaguchi):
Hello [Used Item]

(Ftarri -- Japan )

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The duo of Kawaguchi on tuning fork and Yamaguchi on guitar in a subliminal and resonant long composition that carries the listener through this long dream-like work.

Ibarra, Susie  / Assif Tsahar: Home Cookin' Ibarra, Susie / Assif Tsahar:
Home Cookin'

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

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The first Hopscotch release from the then husband/wife duo of wind player Assif Tsahar and drummer Susie Ibarra, lyrical and textural powerfully woven improvisation.

Knowles, Alison / Shimada, Taketo  : Fluxsweet <i>[Used Item]</i> Knowles, Alison / Shimada, Taketo :
Fluxsweet [Used Item]

(Rossbin -- Italy )

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Prevost, Eddie / Wilkinson, Alan: So Are We, So Are We Prevost, Eddie / Wilkinson, Alan:
So Are We, So Are We

(Matchless -- Great Britain )

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Bittova / Riley / Ziporyn: Eviyan Live Bittova / Riley / Ziporyn:
Eviyan Live

(Victo -- Canada )

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EVIYAN is Iva Bittova, Gyan Riley & Evan Ziporyn - 3 unique composer/performers merging into a singular sound, an intimate, acoustic blend of world roots, post-minimalism, jazz, rock, and cabaret.

Blonk, Jaap / Koichi, Makagami / Dutton, Paul / Minton, Phil / Moss, David: Five Men Singing Blonk, Jaap / Koichi, Makagami / Dutton, Paul / Minton, Phil / Moss, David:
Five Men Singing

(Victo -- Canada )

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Chaton, Anne James & Andy Moor: Le Journaliste Chaton, Anne James & Andy Moor:
Le Journaliste

(Unsounds -- The Netherlands )

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Part of a series of 100 portraits in sound iniated by Anne James Chaton, a journey into the texts and columns of newspapaper and radio broadcasts of a single journalist.

Chaton, Anne-James  / Andy Moor: Transfer Chaton, Anne-James / Andy Moor:
Transfer

(Unsounds -- Netherlands )

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A collection of guitar, electronic and voice pieces from Anne-James Chaton and Andy Moor, originally released as a series of four seven inch singles here combined into a single CD with 3 bonus tracks.

Denio, Amy: Chickenhawks Ought Not (2004) Denio, Amy:
Chickenhawks Ought Not (2004)

(Spoot -- USA )

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Amy Denio focuses on her voice in this 2002 recording of live voice and electronics, beautiful and spacious, rhythmic and humorous tracks recorded on the eve of the Iraq Invasion.

Denio, Amy: Never Too Old To Pop a Hole (1988) Denio, Amy:
Never Too Old To Pop a Hole (1988)

(Spoot -- USA )

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Amy Denio originally released this solo album on cassette in 1988, a fun, informed and eccentric release performing on a wide range of instruments & voice; digitally remastered.

Fujii, Satoko / Tatsuya Yoshida: Toh-Kichi Fujii, Satoko / Tatsuya Yoshida:
Toh-Kichi

(Victo -- Canada )

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Kalashnikov: Bang Bang Kalashnikov:
Bang Bang

(Veal -- USA )

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Double CD of bleak and sinister metal-oriented improv from the duo of Jamie Saft on keys and bass and Mike Pride on drums and hostile and freakish vocals.

Kyriakides, Yannis: Resorts & Ruins Kyriakides, Yannis:
Resorts & Ruins

(Unsounds -- The Netherlands )

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Three recent sound works by Yannis Kyriakides using source material highlighting specific vocal traditions - Turkish pop music, Cypriot epic song, and Baroque opera - making extensive use of other forms of speech and vocal acts.

Kyriakides, Yannis: Wordless Kyriakides, Yannis:
Wordless

(Unsounds -- The Netherlands )

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Kyriakides, Yannis / VeenFabriek: The Thing Like Us Kyriakides, Yannis / VeenFabriek:
The Thing Like Us

(Unsounds -- The Netherlands )

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Electronic music theater orchestrated by Yannis Kyriakides in collaboration with the Dutch musical theater group, VeenFabriek, that's centralized around the concepts of Spinoza's texts.

Other Dimensions in Music featuring Fay Victor: Kaiso Stories Other Dimensions in Music featuring Fay Victor:
Kaiso Stories

(Silkheart -- Sweden )

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Other Dimension with Roy Campbell, Daniel Carter, William Parker, & Charles Downs, plus vocalist Fay Victor for an album influenced by Kaiso, a music of African and Spanish colonial influences.

Parker, Evan / Sainkho Namtchylak: Mars Song Parker, Evan / Sainkho Namtchylak:
Mars Song

(Victo -- Canada )

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Intense meeting of saxophone legend Parker and the remarkable Tuvan improvising vocalist Namtchylak performing live at Music Gallery in Toronto, 1996.

Phillips / Jauniaux / Goldstein: Birds Abide Phillips / Jauniaux / Goldstein:
Birds Abide

(Victo -- Canada )

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Delicately powerful and unusual improvisation from the trio of bassist Barre Phillips, violinist Malcolm Goldstein, and free vocalist Catherine Januiaux, performing at the Victo Festival in 2010.

Piiptsjilling (Kleefstra / Kleefstra / Mariska Baars / Zuydervelt): Molkedrippen Piiptsjilling (Kleefstra / Kleefstra / Mariska Baars / Zuydervelt):
Molkedrippen

(Spekk -- Japan )

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Piiptsjilling is the improvising quartet of Jan Kleefstra (poetry, vocals), Romke Kleefstra (guitars), Mariska Baars (guitar and vocals) and Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek, electronics), creating melancholic dreamscapes from abstract minimalism to dense drones.

Sachiko: Kunado Sachiko:
Kunado

(Utech Records -- USA )

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Japanese vocalist and instrumentalist Sachiko (not Sachiko M) in an atmospheric mix of "Taj Mahal Travellers, wispy oscillations and lysergic vocals".

Static Tics, The: My Favorite Tics Static Tics, The:
My Favorite Tics

(Z6 Records -- Netherlands )

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Drawn from material recorded over years, The Static Tics (Lukas Simonis, Henk Bakker and guests) present their radio & studio projects, bizarre recordings of instrumental, vocal, electroacoustic, concrete constructions, and other audio mayhem.

Subliminator, The: Rake Subliminator, The:
Rake

(Scared Records -- USA )

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The sophomore release by The Subliminator (Serson Brannen), "Rake" features 11 new tracks of sonic sublimination, spoken word techno-psychedelia with a threatening edge.

Tagaq, Tanya : Anuraaqtuq - Le Vent (The Wind) Tagaq, Tanya :
Anuraaqtuq - Le Vent (The Wind)

(Victo -- Canada )

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Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq in a bizarre and amazing performance at the Victoriaville Festival in 2010 with Drip Audio director Jesse Zubot on violin and Barnyard boss Jean Martin on drums, computer, trumpophone.

Tiptons, The: Strange Flower Tiptons, The:
Strange Flower

(Spoot -- USA )

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The Tiptons Saxophone Quartet plus drums led by Amy Denio and Jessica Lurie blend jazz, Afro-Cuban, Balkan, Klezmer, a capella vocals, and more into an energetic and ebullient mix.

Desert Sweets: Vinkeloe, Biggi / Mark Weaver / Damon Smith: A Place Meant For Birds Desert Sweets: Vinkeloe, Biggi / Mark Weaver / Damon Smith:
A Place Meant For Birds

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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A live recording at the Outpost from a tour in 2013, the first time the Desert Sweets trio of Biggi Vinkelo on sax & flute, Mark Weaver on tuba and didgeridoo, and Damon Smith on double bass, reuniting after their 2001 recording for a beautiful album of intimate improvisation.

Shyu, Jen & Jade Tongue: Sounds and Cries of the World Shyu, Jen & Jade Tongue:
Sounds and Cries of the World

(Pi Recordings -- USA )

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Experimental jazz vocalist and pianist Jen Shyu with her Jade Tongue band of Ambrose Akinmusire on trumpet, Mat Maneri on viola, Thomas Morgan on bass, and Dan Weiss on drums in an intimate album that incorporates world traditions, instruments and languages.



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