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Unusual Vocal Forms


 
Bica, Carlos & Azul: Things About Bica, Carlos & Azul:
Things About

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Double bassist and composer Carlos Bica's Azul with guitarist Frank Mobus and drummer Jim Black in their 5th album, bringing jazz and elements of rock together into a lyrical and alluring set of recordings.

Dalachinsky, Steve / Matthew Shipp  : Phenomena of Interference Dalachinsky, Steve / Matthew Shipp :
Phenomena of Interference

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

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The duo of Downtown NY-ers poet Steve Dalachinsky and pianist Matthew Shipp improvising over 22 of Dalachinsky's sharply worded poems of "everyday" observation.

Derome, Jean & Joane Hetu: Shaman - Nous percons les oreilles Derome, Jean & Joane Hetu:
Shaman - Nous percons les oreilles

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Two saxophones, two voices; two gargoyles, two satyrs; two forces of nature that agitate, whistle, squeak, scrape, blow, and bite, transforming music into a secular incantation and a banquet of sound.

Hetu, Joane: Filature Hetu, Joane:
Filature

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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A musical theatre in 3 acts using texts, songs, free improvisation and compositional textures, "an evocation of the fusion between opposite forces-tight and flexible, male and female".

Hetu, Joane: La Femme Territoire ou 21 Fragments D'humus Hetu, Joane:
La Femme Territoire ou 21 Fragments D'humus

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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An amazing journey in sound and voice from saxophonist/vocalist Joane Hetu with five singers/narrators/musicians/noise-makers and layered field recordings, a remarkable and sophisticated work about sex, loss, death, art, & politics.

Josephson / Wachsmann / Lindsay / Smith / Blume: Zero Plus Josephson / Wachsmann / Lindsay / Smith / Blume:
Zero Plus

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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The Triple D Trio of Aurora Josephson (voice), Jacob Lindsay (clarinet) & Damon Smith (bass) met with visiting European improvisers Philipp Wachsmann (violin) and Martin Blume (drums) to record these live concerts in Oakland and SF.

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.

Les Poules: Hetu, Labrosse, Roger: Phenix Les Poules: Hetu, Labrosse, Roger:
Phenix

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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24 miniature works from the fantastic and intense improvising trio of Joane Hetu, Diane Labrosse and Danielle Palardy Roger, inspired by the eternal revival of the legendary Phoenix.

Novak, Ryan: Balloon Proportions Novak, Ryan:
Balloon Proportions

(RY/NO Records -- USA )

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Multi-instrumentalist improviser Novak, who has worked with Tim Daisy and Tatsuya Nakatani, in an eclectic and complex solo release of colliding genres.

Nyberg, Lina: Palaver Nyberg, Lina:
Palaver

(Moserobie Music -- Sweden )

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Vocalist Lina Nyberg in a quintet with David Stackenas (guitar), Cecilia Persson (piano), Josef Kallerdahl (bass) & Peter Danemo (drums), singing original works plus one by poet Coleman Barks, and Paul Simon's "So Long Frank Lloyd Wright".

Quatuor Bozzini: Michel Gonneville: Hozhro Quatuor Bozzini:
Michel Gonneville: Hozhro

(Collection QB -- Canada )

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Michel Gonneville's dreamlike, shamanistic journey, "Hozhro", in a brilliantly executed reading by Montreal's Quatuori Bozzini with vocalist Marianne Lamber & saxophonist Mathieu Gualin.

Savoldelli, Boris: Biocosmopolitan Savoldelli, Boris:
Biocosmopolitan

(MoonJune -- USA )

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Vocalist Savoldelli in an exquisitely-crafted album of overdubbed vocal work, with help from trumpeter Paolo Fresu and bassist Jimmy Haslip; elaborite harmonies, interlocking rhythms, exultant influences.

Shibolet / Josephson / Baker / Looney / Smith: untitled (1959) Shibolet / Josephson / Baker / Looney / Smith:
untitled (1959)

(Kadima -- Israel )

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Kadima collective saxophonist Ariel Shibolet and 4 California Bay Area players in impressive and intense improvisation that make for an unusual and open-minded discourse.

Shiurba, John: Triplicate Shiurba, John:
Triplicate

(Spool -- Canada )

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Composer John Shiurba with an impressive West Coast octet including vocalists Lara Bruckmann & Morgan Guberman, trumpeter Tom Djll, drummer Gino Robair, and bassist Matthew Sperry, &c. conducting them through five twisted compositions.

Sleeping in Vilna (Ladd / Robinson / Randall / Rothbrust): Why Waste Time Sleeping in Vilna (Ladd / Robinson / Randall / Rothbrust):
Why Waste Time

(Ayler -- Sweden )

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An all-improvised transnational collaboration recorded in the studio and live at Les Instants Chavires in France, between Mike Ladd (vocals/synthi), Carol Robinson (clarinets/voice), Dave Randall (guitar) and Dirk Rothbrust (drum/percussion).

Spearman's G-Force, Glenn: Let It Go Spearman's G-Force, Glenn:
Let It Go

(Red Toucan -- Canada )

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1987 recordings from tenor saxophonist Glenn Spearman (Emergency) with Lisle Ellis on bass, Donal Robinson on trap drums, and James Routhier on electric guitar, creative avant jazz with a unique drive and determination.

Swirm: (Henkel / Grollman / Amat) Swirm:
(Henkel / Grollman / Amat)

(Prom Night Records -- USA )

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The New York duo Swirm of Brad Henkel (trumpet) and David Grollman (percussion) in a unique blend of virtuosic free improvisation, subtle sound exploration, and performance art, here adding free vocalist Laurie Amat for 6 compositions named by color.

Thomas, David & Foreigners: Bay City Thomas, David & Foreigners:
Bay City

(Ninth World -- Denmark )

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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.

Guionnet, Jean-Luc: LAC (Lake) <i>[Used Item]</i> Guionnet, Jean-Luc:
LAC (Lake) [Used Item]

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )

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Jean-Luc Guionnet creates a portrayal of Lake Annecy near his home as described through its geographical location, and heard in a series of snapshot field recording compositions that describe the environment, fauna, people and civilization that abound around it.

Kawng, Goh Lee / Julien Ottavi: Pukul Berapa? <i>[Used Item]</i> Kawng, Goh Lee / Julien Ottavi:
Pukul Berapa? [Used Item]

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )

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Goh Lee Kwang performing on no-input mixer meets Julien Ottavi on TamTam, bass drum and a computer running Puredata and Apodio 10 for an album of electronic improvisation recorded in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Nantes, France, balancing aggressive and meditative sound.

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

(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.

Cappozzo, Jean-Luc  / Didier Lasserre: Ceremony's A Name For The Rich Horn [VINYL 10-inch EP] Cappozzo, Jean-Luc / Didier Lasserre:
Ceremony's A Name For The Rich Horn [VINYL 10-inch EP]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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A 2-part single improvisation recorded live at la Maison Peinte, Labarthe-sur-Leze in 2014 from Jean-Luc Capozzo on trumpet & flugelhorn, and drummer Didier Lasserre, showing a great range of style and dynamic in gutsy playing using powerful technique and creative interaction.

Denley, Jim: Through Fire, Crevice and The Hidden Valley Denley, Jim:
Through Fire, Crevice and The Hidden Valley

(Splitrec -- Australia )

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Recorded live in an Australian National Park on a 15-day walk, saxophonist Jim Denley performs solo on the alto saxophone in response to and in conversation with the environment around him using the natural acoustics of this rugged and awe-inspiring region.

Matthews, Wade / Ingar, Zach: M&oslash;rke-lys Matthews, Wade / Ingar, Zach:
Mørke-lys

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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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.

Walter / Halvorson / Evans: Electric Fruit Walter / Halvorson / Evans:
Electric Fruit

(Thirsty Ear -- USA )

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The trio of guitarist Halvorson, drummer Weasel and trumpeter Evans in music aptly described as "brisk, strange and articulate, presenting a dry and bizarre sense of humor and play".

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

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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

Cappozzo, Jean-Luc & Geraldine Keller: Air Prints Cappozzo, Jean-Luc & Geraldine Keller:
Air Prints

(Ayler -- Sweden )

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The duo of Jean-Luc Cappozzo on trumpet, horns and objects, and Geraldine Keller on voice flute & objects in an album of tones and tongues, an unusual set of adventurous free improvisation.

Ceccarelli, Isaiah: Breviaire d'Epuisements Ceccarelli, Isaiah:
Breviaire d'Epuisements

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Percussionist Isaiah Ceccarelli's work for percussion, two voices, two bass clarinets and viola da gamba, woven from the delicate fabric of the tension between darkness and light.

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.

Ensemble SuperMusique: Y'a du bruit dans ma cabane Ensemble SuperMusique:
Y'a du bruit dans ma cabane

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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A supergroup of the AM collective with Derome, Hetu, Labrosse, Roger, Tanguay and Tetrault, in adventurous and far-reaching improvisation that have to be heard to be believed!

eRikm & Natacha Muslera: Cartouche eRikm & Natacha Muslera:
Cartouche

(Monotype -- Poland )

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An experimental sound and voice duet featuring eRikm and Natacha Muslera: extreme, convulsive and immersive sounds that alternately surprises and seduces in brutal and beautiful ways.

Fega, Roberto: Un Geco Nella Mia Casa Fega, Roberto:
Un Geco Nella Mia Casa

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Electronic improvisations from Formian reed & electronics artist Fega, a member of Taxonomy with Elio Martusciello, as well as IATO and IXEM, Pangolino Orchestra, &c.

Genetti / Smith / Lonberg-Holm: Sense of Hearing Genetti / Smith / Lonberg-Holm:
Sense of Hearing

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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8 duos recorded in the studio between bassist Damon Smith and free vocalist Carol Genetti, and 4 trio tracks adding Fred Lonberg-Holm on violoncello and performing live at Chicago's Empty Bottle.

Leandre, Joelle & Lauren Newton: Conversations live in Ljubljana Leandre, Joelle & Lauren Newton:
Conversations live in Ljubljana

(Not Two Records -- Poland )

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French bassist Joelle Leandre and US vocalist Lauren Newton recorded these duos live at Club Gromka in Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2010; absorbing and unusual interactions between two significant improvisers.

Punkappella: Wake Up [7-inch VINYL] Punkappella:
Wake Up [7-inch VINYL]

(Front Rock -- USA )

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A 7" 6 song release of Mike Pride's "punk" vocal troupe Punkappella, with Dusan Hedl, Bojan Tmoazic, Rick Klaus Theis, and Jessica Pavone on vocals; double sided sleeve contains lyrics for these unusual vocal vignettes.

Schiller, Christoph / Millefleurs: Millefleurs Schiller, Christoph / Millefleurs:
Millefleurs

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The millefleurs vocal ensemble brings 12 vocalists together in varying groups for minimal and unique vocalisation over a taxonomy of floral genres and species.

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.

Pisaro, Michael: Sometimes Pisaro, Michael:
Sometimes

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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The MaDam Electroacoustic Improvisation Collective based in Spain performs the first in Pisaro's 34 piece Harmony Series, which attempts to create the conditions for a harmonic situation without giving any actual notes, just numbers, durations of tones, and pauses; this work is based on "swell piece (for alison knowles)" (1967) by James Tenney.

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

Corringham, Viv / Lawrence Casserley: Anemoi Corringham, Viv / Lawrence Casserley:
Anemoi

(FMR -- UK )

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Lawrence Casserley is a pioneer of real time electroacoustic music, since the 60s working with other artists and developing his Signal Processing Instrument, using physical gestures to process and morph sounds; here he works with British vocalist and Deep Listening teacher Viv Corringham in an other-worldly collaboration of voice and electonics.

Tazartes, Ghedalia: Tazartes Tazartes, Ghedalia:
Tazartes

(Alga Marghen -- Italy )

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Remastered CD edition of "Tazartes", Ghedalia Tazartes' fourth release from 1987, expanded with the first CD release of "Whatever Works Singing Wild My Rock Ghedalia,"; immersive, transporting, and deeply arresting music from the revered autodidact and audio oddity.

Smiley, Andrew : Dispersal [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Smiley, Andrew :
Dispersal [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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An uncommon solo guitar album from Andrew Smiley, a member of Little Women and the Chris Pitsiokos Quartet, creating textures on the guitar by applying unconventional techniques with his pick and fingers instead of using effects or guitar preparations, and accompanying himself on voice in Haino-esque ways, creating an album of sharp contrast and color.

IKB Ensemble: Ornithorhynchus Anatinus IKB Ensemble:
Ornithorhynchus Anatinus

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Portugal's IKB Ensemble is an electracoustic improvising ensemble with a strong string and wind section, balanced with electric guitar, electronics, and percussion, each album focusing on an object--an art work, Dracaena Draco (Dragon Tree), Chelonoidis Nigra (Giant Tortoise)--and here taking on the Ornithorhynchus Anatinus, or platypus, in 3 fascinating movements.

Orfeo 5 (Blezard / Bourne / Jafrate with Prince / Oliver / Kane): In The Green Castle Orfeo 5 (Blezard / Bourne / Jafrate with Prince / Oliver / Kane):
In The Green Castle

(Discus -- UK )

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Orfeo 5 are Shaun Blezard on electronics, Keith Jafrate on saxophone, Matt Bourne on keyboards & cello, Tamlin Cook on guitar, Mary Oliver presenting spoken word, and Simon Prince on saxophone & flutes, blending jazz, improv, folk, dub, sound art and electronica to create evolving, improvised narrative music that create a sense of place and journey.

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.

Waeckerle, Emmanuelle : Ode (owed) to O [2 CDs] Waeckerle, Emmanuelle :
Ode (owed) to O [2 CDs]

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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London-based composer Emmanuelle Waeckerle in a project of spoken word, flute and melodica with contributors including Antoine Beuger, using minimal and multiple narrations in texts that blend erotic literature, conceptual writing and verbal scores, presented as 2 Scores for voice(s) and instrument(s) based upon Pauline Reage's "Story of O".

Blanc, Michel : Le Miroir des Ondes Blanc, Michel :
Le Miroir des Ondes

(Ayler -- France )

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Percussionist Michel Blanc's astounding 12-part work was composed around news events that occurred between 1972-89, in a tour-de-force of music drawing from improvised music, RIO oriented rock, and concrete sound; with Marc Ducret, Annabelle Playe, Anne Gimenez, & Antonin Rayon.

Naphtali, Dafna / Gordon Beeferman: Pulsing Dot Naphtali, Dafna / Gordon Beeferman:
Pulsing Dot

(Clang -- USA )

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Gordon Beeferman and Dafna Naphtali perform duet pieces and improvisations for piano and voice with kinetic sound processing, fractal rhythms, and polyphonic/kaleidophonic disturbances, as Beeferman creates solid structures which are augmented by Naphtali's live processing, while she employs extended vocal techniques and hand & voice activated electronics.

Haco: Qoosui Haco:
Qoosui

(Someone Good / Room40 -- Australia )

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An hypnotic, lush and beautiful album of sound and lilting voice from Japanese vocalist and electronic experimenter Haco (After Dinner), seven songs of subtle sophistication that create dreamlike environments of floating tones and invoking voice, refined from decades of experimentation and investigation to yield this enchanting album.

Mina, Asi: Bialo Mina, Asi:
Bialo

(Bolt -- Poland )

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Sound interpretations of Miron Bialoszewski's poetry, whose work focuses on the mundane aspects of the everyday life, usually from an autobiographical perspective and using an overtly colloquial language, interpreted by vocalist Mina Asi, aka Asia Bronisławska, speaking and singing over understated keyboard work.

Jones, A.F.: Rearward Through Forgottenness Jones, A.F.:
Rearward Through Forgottenness

(Laminal Recordings -- USA )

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A compendium of compositions and improvisations from 2009-13 by undersea acoustician and audio engineer A.F. Jones, who uses stringed instruments and analog devices, hand-crafted and found, in works that emphasize structural components such as timbre, tone, or attack over form.

Johansson, Sven-Ake / Alexander Von Schlippenbach : Schraubenlieder [VINYL] Johansson, Sven-Ake / Alexander Von Schlippenbach :
Schraubenlieder [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Drummer Sven-Ake Johansson is also a poet, writer and visual artist; here he joined forced with Alexander von Schlippenbach in 1988 to record these songs, never previously released, sung in German and English, for a set of 9 fascinating narrations that engage the listener independent of language, as von Schlippenbach improvises with prodigious technique.

Leandre / Minton: Leandre / Minton Leandre / Minton:
Leandre / Minton

(Fou Records -- France )

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Phil Minton started as a trumpeter and became one of free improv's most outside vocalists; Joelle Leandre is a double bassist who also performs free vocal improv; this is their first recorded collaboration, and it's an unusual and wonderful album of heavy tone improvisation, plucked and bowed, and a masterfully odd free association of vocalisation.

Fouick: Blick & Jean-Marc Foussat: Mastic Boreal Fouick: Blick & Jean-Marc Foussat:
Mastic Boreal

(Fou Records -- France )

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Primarily a creative filmmaker, Blick here provides narrative improvisation--phonemes, gutturals, word fragments, and spoken word--over improvising keyboardist Jean-Marc Foussat's Synthi AKS, creating expansive landscapes or curious audio aberrations, through four recordings demonstrating a diverse set of sonic environments interweaving voice and sound.

Giesriegl & Schindler: So{u}ndages Giesriegl & Schindler:
So{u}ndages

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"Both Giesriegl and Gratkowski are responsible for the sound in the gearbox. It deals with an extreme range of vocalisms, which are often composed of elements of spoken language, which are part of the sound ensemble. He draws from an al...

Monsters For Breakfast (Corman / Soti / Javaid): Monsters For Breakfast Monsters For Breakfast (Corman / Soti / Javaid):
Monsters For Breakfast

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Strange monsters indeed, two creative improvising vocalists--Mascha Corman from Germany and Thea Soti from Serbia--join with Czech prepared saxophonist Salim Javaid, each using their instrument both as a voice and an unusual sound source, presenting 16 short works that explore harmonic and unexpected outcomes from their unique conversations.

Sorrentino, Sergio / Sylvano Bussotti: Sylvano Bussotti Complete Music For Solo Guitar Sorrentino, Sergio / Sylvano Bussotti:
Sylvano Bussotti Complete Music For Solo Guitar

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Corringham, Vov / Stephen Flinn / Miguel Frasconi: Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens Corringham, Vov / Stephen Flinn / Miguel Frasconi:
Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Good, Kevin : Listen Good, Kevin :
Listen

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Kevin Good organized this composition from four field recordings collected near Avon, CT, isolating sounds that he found interesting and then attempting to recreate them on other instruments, finally adding the human voice sparsely utilized throughout the piece, all to promote the idea of listeners actively paying attention to the sounds of their environment.

Kurka, Irene : Chants Kurka, Irene :
Chants

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Soprano vocalist Irene Kurka performs two works works by Antoine Beuger, and one each by Christopher Fox, Eva-Maria Houben, and Thomas Stiegler, accompanied by Antoine Beuger on flute for his composition "Chants de Passage"; 5 beautiful, unhurried works that bring the delicate beauty of each compositions, and of Kurka's refined voice, to a resonant foreground.

Un Coup de Des (Barriere / Sainz): Volcan Evaporado Un Coup de Des (Barriere / Sainz):
Volcan Evaporado

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Two women in a duo of voice and amplified objects, Lali Barrier using a variety of devices that are clearly micro-amplifed and mixed in performance, as Marta Sainz intones vocal sounds, never speaking but creating innuendo and drama at a cautious pace, allowing Barrier's objects to interact, creating an unusual sonic environment of unpredictable and interesting discourse.

Redox: Orbitals Redox:
Orbitals

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The trio of Kaja Farszky on marimba & percussion, Annette Giesriegl on voice and electronics, and Katharina Klement on piano for a gripping album of free/ea improvisation, splitting the release in 3 parts from a live concert in 2015 at Sonnenhang House Concerts Series in Kumberg/Austria, and 3 parts recorded at Croatian Radio in Zagreb in 2016.

Mazurek, Rob : Chimeric Stoned Horn [CD] Mazurek, Rob :
Chimeric Stoned Horn [CD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Astral Spirits first CD release comes with a pair of 3D glasses, to allow the listener to view Mazurek's 3D lithographs that cover this album of piccolo trumpet explorations with electronics, voice and percussion, a deeply personal and spiritual album from the Chicago trumpeter, released in conjunction with Mazurek's art opening "Constellation Scores" at URDLA in France.

Taylor, Hollis: Absolute Bird [2 CDs] Taylor, Hollis:
Absolute Bird [2 CDs]

(ReR Megacorp -- UK )

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An unusual and distinctive record from violinist and ornithologist Hollis Taylor, a book with 2 CDS presenting 41 tracks of recordings of the Australian pied butcherbird, each track pairing a bird, environmental sound, and a single instrumentalist, with an impressive list of performers who take unique approaches to the challenge of accompanying a bird.

Muira, Yoko / Jean Michel Van Schouwburg: On The Shore Of Dreams Muira, Yoko / Jean Michel Van Schouwburg:
On The Shore Of Dreams

(FMR -- UK )

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The peforming duo of Tokyo pianist Yoko Miura on conventional piano, toy piano and melodica, and free improvising vocalist Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg are recorded in the studio for 14 succinct and unusual improvisations, Fou Records leader Jean-Marc Foussat recording the affair and providing electronics on one track; wonderfully weird and informed.

Christmann / Schipper / Frangenheim: Core Christmann / Schipper / Frangenheim:
Core

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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A free improvisation session with Gunter Christmann on cello and trombone, Alexander Fragenheim on double bass, and extended free vocalist Elke Schipper.

Hot Four: Backer / Stackenas / Williamson  / Solberg: Eye of the Moose Hot Four: Backer / Stackenas / Williamson / Solberg:
Eye of the Moose

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The quartet of Andreas Backer on voice, David Stackenas on guitars, Joe Williamson on bass, and Stale Liavik Solberg on drums & percussion, for open-minded, improvised chamber music focusing on interaction, textures, dynamic variations and timbre.

Adachi / Buck / Frangenheim / Gratkowski: Goldsbleed Adachi / Buck / Frangenheim / Gratkowski:
Goldsbleed

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Creative Sources core artist double bassist Alexander Frangenheim met Zeitkratzer multi-reedist Frank Gratkowski, The Necks drummer Tony Buck, and free improvising vocalist Adachi Tomomi, in one of a series of concerts at the loft Studio Boerne 45 in Berlin in 2015; this, their first meeting, yielded an impressive flow of creative and far-ranging collective dialog.

Hawkins, Alexander / Elaine Mitchener Quartet (w / Neil Charles / Stephen Davis) : UpRoot Hawkins, Alexander / Elaine Mitchener Quartet (w / Neil Charles / Stephen Davis) :
UpRoot

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Oxford-based keyboardist and composer Alexander Hawkins balances free improv and lyrical jazz forms in a quartet with bassist Neil Charles, drummer Stephen Davis, and vocalist Elaine Mitchener, with both Hawkins compositions and pieces from Archie Shepp, Jeanne Lee, and Patty Waters, a beautiful balance that appeals to modern listeners steeped in the history.

Honsinger, Tristan & Massimo Simonini: Call Me Us Honsinger, Tristan & Massimo Simonini:
Call Me Us

(I Dischi di Angelica -- Italy )

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A highly unusual performance in 10 parts from cellist Honsinger and pre-existing media manipulist Simonini that falls between radio art, music theatre, and the inexplicable

Haino, Keiji / John Butcher: Light Never Bright Enough Haino, Keiji / John Butcher:
Light Never Bright Enough

(Otoroku -- UK )

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Japanese avant blues guitarist, vocalist and modern shaman Keiji Haino met UK free improvising vocalist John Butcher in 2012 when Butcher opened for Haino's Fushitsusha band at Cafe Oto; in 2016 they met to play two concerts, one in Hong Kong, one at London's Cafe Oto, the latter resulting in this powerful concert, five dialogs of intertwining reed, guitar and voice.

Tippetts, Julie / Mark Wastell: Unraveling The Waterfall Tippetts, Julie / Mark Wastell:
Unraveling The Waterfall

(Confront -- UK )

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An intensely concentrative and deeply spiritual performance at Cafe Oto in 2017 from the duo of Julie Tippetts on voice, Sri Lankan hand drums, bells, singing bowls, water bowls, thumb piano, seed pod shaker, Balinese mini xylophone, and struck hand drum, and Mark Wastell on tam tam, cracked ride cymbal, shruti box, chimes, hand drum, Indian temple bells, and singing bowls.

Nuts (Duboc / Siddik / Oki / Lasserre / Sato): Symphony for Old and New Dimensions Nuts (Duboc / Siddik / Oki / Lasserre / Sato):
Symphony for Old and New Dimensions

(Ayler -- Sweden )

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Bassist Duboc's two part symphony with dual drummers and dual trumpeters is a journey that aims at the creative free improvisation of groups like the Art Ensemble, AACM, BAG, &c.



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