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Unusual Vocal Forms
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Spontaneous Music Orchestra: Search & Reflect (1973-81) [2 CDs] Spontaneous Music Orchestra:
Search & Reflect (1973-81) [2 CDs]

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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An amazing collection of concepts described in John Steven's manual "Search and Reflect" and recorded in workshops and concerts primarily in the 70s, with participants including Trevor Watts, Evan Parker, Paul Rutherfod, Ian Brighton, Nigel Coombes, John Russell, Lindsay Cooper, &c.

Epitaphs: Epitaphs [CASSETTE] Epitaphs:
Epitaphs [CASSETTE]

(Wee Space Tapes -- USA )

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New York City poet Colleen McCarthy & drummer David Grollman both read and improvise on McCarthy's book of short verses, "Epitaphs", honoring the deceased and the not-dead-yet who suffer(ed) variously psychoses and suicide, with Grollman accompanying on snare drum.

Lipchitz: Lipchitz [CASSETTE] Lipchitz:
Lipchitz [CASSETTE]

(Wee Space Tapes -- USA )

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An unusual duo of voice and percussion from New York City percussionist David Grollman (Prom Night, Wee Tapes) and vocalist Ryan Krause, using space, dynamics and acoustic to create improvised works that range from atmospherically tonal to bizarrely interactive.

Sleep Talk (Steinbach / Grollman): Sleep Talk [CASSETTE] Sleep Talk (Steinbach / Grollman):
Sleep Talk [CASSETTE]

(Wee Space Tapes -- USA )

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Stream of consciousness improvisation in voice, violin harmonics, and unidentifiable percussive sounds, all over a NY neighborhood traffic drone, from the duo of violinist Natalia Steinbach and drummer/percussionist David Grollman, reporting from a strange dream.

Porta Chiusa: Because Life Should Be So Wonderful (I) Porta Chiusa:
Because Life Should Be So Wonderful (I)

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )

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A beguiling and atmospheric work of overtones, harmonics, tonal and microtonal progressions from a trio of clarinetists (Hans Koch, Michael Thieke, and Paed Conca) with Japanese vocalist Maki Hachiya, an immaculately paced and exotic work of sound.

Asher, Meira / JC Jones: Myelination 2 <i>[Used Item]</i> Asher, Meira / JC Jones:
Myelination 2 [Used Item]

(Kadima -- Israel )

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Spontaneous organic interactions over sounds from the vibrations of the myelin sheath, the protective insulating cover of the nervous system, from bassist JC Jones and vocalist, no-input mixer and Doepfer synthesizer player Meira Asher.

Boyko, DB / Duncan, Christine / Martin, Jean: Idiolalla <i>[Used Item]</i> Boyko, DB / Duncan, Christine / Martin, Jean:
Idiolalla [Used Item]

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Vocalists DB Boyko and Christine Duncan turn gibberish into improvised poetry while accompanied by drummer Jean Martin who uses multi-timbered objects to create beautiful and absurd music.

Dutton, Paul: Oralizations <i>[Used Item]</i> Dutton, Paul:
Oralizations [Used Item]

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Vocalist Paul Dutton in a release of "richly textured multiphonic vocal virtuosity, laced with rasps, rumbles, honks, howls, and wheezes" featured in both structured and improvised tracks.

Fega, Roberto: Un Geco Nella Mia Casa <i>[Used Item]</i> Fega, Roberto:
Un Geco Nella Mia Casa [Used Item]

(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.

Hetu, Joane: La Femme Territoire ou 21 Fragments D'humus <i>[Used Item]</i> Hetu, Joane:
La Femme Territoire ou 21 Fragments D'humus [Used Item]

(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 <i>[Used Item]</i> Josephson / Wachsmann / Lindsay / Smith / Blume:
Zero Plus [Used Item]

(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.

Bosetti, Alessandro : Il Fiore della Bocca Bosetti, Alessandro :
Il Fiore della Bocca

(Rossbin -- Italy )

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Cage, John: Complete Song Books [VINYL 2 LPs] Cage, John:
Complete Song Books [VINYL 2 LPs]

(KARLRECORDS -- Germany )

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Volume 3 in Karl Record's Perihel series is dedicated to one of the most iconic composers of 20th century: John Cage, with 92 pieces of his "Song Books" in new interpretations by Reinhold Friedl, recorded at Rashad Becker's Clunk Studio, who also contributed live electronics.

Feldman, Morton: Three Voices (performed by Juliet Fraser) Feldman, Morton:
Three Voices (performed by Juliet Fraser)

(Hat[now]ART -- Switzerland )

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Soprano Juliet Fraser performs Morton Feldman's late work for 3 voices, performed by 1 vocalist (originally Joan La Barbara) who performs with themself on tape, in a work that Feldman described as "lucious", "sexy", and "gorgeous", as heard in Fraser's beautiful rendering.

Koch-Schutz-Studer With Shelley Hirsch: Walking And Stumbling Through Your Sleep <i>[Used Item]</i> Koch-Schutz-Studer With Shelley Hirsch:
Walking And Stumbling Through Your Sleep [Used Item]

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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The remarkable Swiss improvising trio Koch-Schutz-Studer collaborates with NY improvising vocalist artist Shelley Hirsch for an amazing album of voice and electronic and acoustic improvisation with few boundaries and incredible insight.

Koichi, Makigami: Moon Ether <i>[Used Item]</i> Koichi, Makigami:
Moon Ether [Used Item]

(Doubtmusic -- Japan )

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Risser, Eve / White Desert Orchestra: Les Deux Versants Se Regardent Risser, Eve / White Desert Orchestra:
Les Deux Versants Se Regardent

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Pianist and composer Eve Risser wrote this work after a mystical experience in Bryce Canyon, Utah, adding a choir to her 10-piece orchestra, balancing big band and chamber orchestra through instrumentation and approach, creating a complex and fulfilling journey in sound.

Les Poules: Hetu, Labrosse, Roger: Phenix <i>[Used Item]</i> Les Poules: Hetu, Labrosse, Roger:
Phenix [Used Item]

(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.

Picnic (Honsinger / Kondo / Bergen / Jacques Avenel / Vatcher / Vigni): Picnic Picnic (Honsinger / Kondo / Bergen / Jacques Avenel / Vatcher / Vigni):
Picnic

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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ICP Orchestra cellist/composer Tristan Honsinger wrote these sophisticated works combining free improv with mischievous songs in a band with Toshinori Kondo on trumpet, Sean Bergen on sax, Jean Jacques Avenel on bass, Michael Vatcher on drums and Tiziana Simona Vigni on voice.

Tazartes, Ghedalia / Pawel Romanczuk / Andrzej Zaleski: Carp's Head [VINYL + CD] Tazartes, Ghedalia / Pawel Romanczuk / Andrzej Zaleski:
Carp's Head [VINYL + CD]

(Monotype -- Poland )

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Ghedalia Tazartes continues to confound and bewilder, here teamed up with sound artists Pawel Romanczuk and Andrzej Zaleski for an album of bizarre songs and unusual acoustic accompaniment, 10 songs that seem to raise out of the earth spontaneously, in an LP/CD package.

Previte, Bobby: Mass [VINYL 2 LPs] Previte, Bobby:
Mass [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Rarenoise Records -- UK )

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Drummer Bobby Previte's "Mass" is based on heavy electrified rearrangements of 15th century composer Guillaume Dufay's "Missa Sancti Jacobi", performed by The Rose Ensemble, Stephen O'Malley, Don McGreevy, Mike Gamble and Jamie Saft, Marco Benevento, and Reed Mathis.

Korn, Christoph : Ich Spreche Diesen Text Korn, Christoph :
Ich Spreche Diesen Text

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Two conceptual compositions from Christoph Korn: the first, "Ich Spreche Diesen" (I appeal to this) where spoken word is placed in a loop and then slowly erased by custom software using aleatory procedures; then "Stille" (Silent), a Cage inspired work.

Joker (Joane Hetu): Ou Est-il Donc Ce Reve? Joker (Joane Hetu):
Ou Est-il Donc Ce Reve?

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Joker brings together 12 vocalists, many core members of the Ambiances Magnetiques/Musique Actuelle collective including Joane Hetu, Jean Derome, Diane Labrosse, Michel F Cote, Lori Freedman, &c, performing unusual works of voice and narration composed by Joane Hetu.

Juxtavoices: Warning: May Contain Notes Juxtavoices:
Warning: May Contain Notes

(Discus -- UK )

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Juxtavoices is an anti-choir of 30 voices whose repertoire includes original compositions and arrangements of classic modernist poems and found texts, here in a CD/DVD release with a reinterpretation of early an Cabaret Voltaire recordings and a terrifying ascent into hell.

Blanc, Michel: Le Passage Eclair Blanc, Michel:
Le Passage Eclair

(D'Autres Cordes -- France )

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Drummer Michel Blanc with fellow members of Push the Triangle in an amazing album of avant jazz-rock that push the envelope on genre bending technical chops.

Capurso, Maria Luisa / Jean-Marc Foussat: En Respirant Capurso, Maria Luisa / Jean-Marc Foussat:
En Respirant

(Fou Records -- France )

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"En Respirant is programmatic, briskly changing ideas and approaches. The music here is about subverting-even destroying-some of our most strongly-held aural associations by playing with the human voice, which by the very wiring of our ...

Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap: Heads Or Tails [2 CDs] Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap:
Heads Or Tails [2 CDs]

(RogueArt -- France )

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A masterful fountain of melodic ideas, intriguing rhythms, and exceptional technical skill from the duo of Hamid Drake on drums and frame drum, and Sylvain Kassap on clarinets and chalumeau, recording live at the France Musique at Studio Theatre d’Alfortville and in the studio.

Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver): An Air of Unreality [VINYL] Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver):
An Air of Unreality [VINYL]

(RogueArt -- France )

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A live performance at Judson Church in Manhattan as part of the 20th Vision Festival from the NY/France free improvising trio of Joelle Leandre on double bass, Mat Maneri on viola, and Gerald Cleaver on drums and percussion, two tracks of steadily building, incredibly compatible dialog.

Haino, Keiji / Jozef Dumoulin / Teun Verbruggen: The Miracles Of Only One Thing Haino, Keiji / Jozef Dumoulin / Teun Verbruggen:
The Miracles Of Only One Thing

(Sub Rosa -- Belgium )

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While on a 2-week tour of Japan, Belgium sound artists Teun Verbruggen on drums & electronics and Jozef Dumoulin on Fender Rhodes, joined forces with Keiji Haino on guitar, vocals, flute & gongs, capturing these darkly intense and powerful tracks in the studio and live at SDLX.

Haino, Keiji / Jozef Dumoulin / Teun Verbruggen: The Miracles Of Only One Thing [VINYL] Haino, Keiji / Jozef Dumoulin / Teun Verbruggen:
The Miracles Of Only One Thing [VINYL]

(Sub Rosa -- Belgium )

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While on a 2-week tour of Japan, Belgium sound artists Teun Verbruggen on drums & electronics and Jozef Dumoulin on Fender Rhodes, joined forces with Keiji Haino on guitar, vocals, flute & gongs, capturing these darkly intense and powerful tracks in the studio and live at SDLX.

Liederkreis (Judith Berkson): Liederkreis [VINYL] Liederkreis (Judith Berkson):
Liederkreis [VINYL]

(B. Walter Recordings -- USA )

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NYC vocalist, composer and keyboardist Judith Berkson in the debut album for her one-woman band Liederkreis (translating to "song-cycle", a reference to Schumann), taking a sharp turn from previous work through experimental synth, voice and effects in unique and often aberrant ways.

Brousseloux, Augustin / Jean-Marc Foussat / Quentin Rollet : Qui A Vu Ce Mystere... Brousseloux, Augustin / Jean-Marc Foussat / Quentin Rollet :
Qui A Vu Ce Mystere...

(Improvising Beings -- France )

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Two large works of improvisation using electric guitar, synth and alto saxophone from the trio of Augustin Brousseloux, Jean-Marc Foussat, and Quentin Rollet, complex and evolving works with a psychedelic edge, blending experimental, rock and jazz into something truly unique.

Kowald, Peter / Daunik Lazro / Annick Nozati: Instants Chavires Kowald, Peter / Daunik Lazro / Annick Nozati:
Instants Chavires

(Fou Records -- France )

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Recordings from 2000 at Instants Chavires in Montreuil, France from the free improvising trio of Peter Kowald on double bass, Daunik Lazro on alto & baritone sax, and Annick Nozati on voice, in a uniquely informed dialog representing the only time this masterful trio performed.

Draksler, Kaja Octet (w/ Baars / Nielsdoottir / Polence / Rave / Dumitriu / Heyndels / Govaert): Gle Draksler, Kaja Octet (w/ Baars / Nielsdoottir / Polence / Rave / Dumitriu / Heyndels / Govaert):
Gledalec [2 CDs]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Draksler's interest in poetry drives this 2-CD release, with a chamber octet of improvisers and orchestra players, with 2 vocalists, two reedists (inc. Ab Baars), violin, piano, double bass, drums & orchestral percussion, performing Draksler's compositions for the words of Pablo Neruda and Andriana Minou.

Spunk: Still Eating Ginger Bread For Breakfast Spunk:
Still Eating Ginger Bread For Breakfast

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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Norway's unconventional improvising quartet SPUNK with Maja S. K. Ratkje, Hild Sofie Tafjord, Lene Grenager and Kristin Andersen are heard live at Nasjonal Jazzscene in Oslo, Norway in 2015, capturing these two sets of uniquely unexpected and jaw-dropping recordings from a band on the cutting edge of avant improvisation.

Kahn, Jason: Monads [VINYL 2 LPs] Kahn, Jason:
Monads [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Editions -- Switzerland )

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Getting down the atomic, elementary nature of his work, electroacoustic explorer Jason Kahn dedicates each side of this double LP release to his interests in percussion, electronics, environmental recording and voice, constructing unique compositions that reveal the strong and recognizable methodology that drives him in his work.

Kahn, Jason: Songline [VINYL 2 LPs] Kahn, Jason:
Songline [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Editions -- Switzerland )

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Swiss improviser Jason Kahn continues his forays into vocal experimentation with this solo album, recorded in the rooms of a former Swisscom telephone relay station in Zurich, recorded in a single take, pushing himself over the edge in these unique vocal compositions that are stark examples of his creative and confrontational skills.

Urpeth, Peter / Maggie Nicols: Other Worlds Urpeth, Peter / Maggie Nicols:
Other Worlds

(FMR -- UK )

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Originally developed for the soundtrack to Sean Martin and Louise Milnes 2011 documentary, "A Boat Retold", vocalist Maggie Nichols and pianist Peter Urpeth revisited the material for album release, creating this wonderful pair of extemporaneous, otherworldly narratives.

Backer, Andreas: Voice Improvisations Backer, Andreas:
Voice Improvisations

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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"The first solo album of Norwegian vocal artist Andreas Backer feature the rich spectrum of his sonic world. Backer genre-challenging improvisations are inspired by the European school of free improvisation, folk music, contemporary mus...

 


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