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Unusual Vocal Forms


 
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.

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.

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] Smiley, Andrew :
Dispersal [CASSETTE]

(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.

Peacock, Annette & Paul Bley: Dual Unity Peacock, Annette & Paul Bley:
Dual Unity

(Bamboo -- UK )

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Reissuing the debut album by vocalist Annette Peacock and pianist Paul Bley recorded during their first European tour in 1970, in a quartet with compatriots Mario Pavone on bass and Laurence Cook on drums, Bley using an early Moog synthesizer; unique and original avant jazz.

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.

Haino, Keiji / John Butcher: Light Never Bright Enough [VINYL] Haino, Keiji / John Butcher:
Light Never Bright Enough [VINYL]

(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.

Bosetti, Alessandro : Notebooks Bosetti, Alessandro :
Notebooks

(Bolt -- Poland )

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Czech composer Leos Janacek was fascinated with speech melodies, writing them down in notebooks to use in his compositions; Italian composer Alessandro Bosetti has adapted these notes, using the words themselves to create a series of works that builds rhythmic structures in place of melody, injecting himself and other performers into Janacek's interest in the voice.

DJ Lenar: Drite Shtilkayt DJ Lenar:
Drite Shtilkayt

(Bolt -- Poland )

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Using recordings of Polish Jewish cantors with cello arrangements from Marek Czerniewicz, DJ Lenar (aka Marcin Lenarczyk) dedicates an album to the memory of Polish Jews by reimagining the recordings in subtle and sincere ways, reinforcing the powerful voices that guide the liturgical music of the Jewish faith, accompanied by a booklet of inspirational text.

Refusenik (Arturas Bumsteinas): Musikaliszer Pinkos Refusenik (Arturas Bumsteinas):
Musikaliszer Pinkos

(Bolt -- Poland )

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A collection of more than two hundred Hebrew religious chants compiled and published by cantor Abraham Berenstein in 1927 in Vilna, Poland (today Vilnius, Lithuania), re-composed by Arturas Bumsteinas using fragments of melodies found found in the Berenstein's book, with electronics recorded on the old Russian analogue synthezier Polyvox then mixed in EMS.

Roginski, Raphael (feat. Olga Myslowska / Sebstian Witkowski): plays Henry Purcell Roginski, Raphael (feat. Olga Myslowska / Sebstian Witkowski):
plays Henry Purcell

(Bolt -- Poland )

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Polish guitarist Raphael Roginski presents works from baroque English composer Henry Purcell (1659-1695), considered one of the greatest English composers, performed on solo guitar and with accompaniment by Sebastian Witkowski on synth and Olga Myslowska on voice, a beautiful and languorous album that pays homage to the profound lasting qualities of Purcell's music.

Becoming Animal (Massimo Pupillo / Gordon Sharp): A Distant Hand Lifted [VINYL] Becoming Animal (Massimo Pupillo / Gordon Sharp):
A Distant Hand Lifted [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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An album of dark atmospheric electroacoustic sound with voice and introductory narrative from Zu bassist Massimo Pupillo and Gordon Sharp of Cindytalk, the first meeting between the two, performed live at Cafe Oto for four pieces of rich sonics, emotional and hypnotic playing from two creative masters with a long history of powerful and passionate music.

Roginski, Raphael : Populista Presents BOX [3 CDs + POSTER] Roginski, Raphael :
Populista Presents BOX [3 CDs + POSTER]

(Bolt -- Poland )

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Raphael Roginski's Trilogy - 3 CDs in Bolt's Populista series: CD 1. "Raphael Roginski plays John Coltrane and Langston Hughes African mystic music"; CD 2. "Zywizna plays Zaswiec Niesiacku and other Kurpian songs"; CD 3. "Populista presents Raphael Roginski plays Henry Purcell featuring Olga Myslowska and Sebstian Witkowski"; in a slip box with a poster.

Zywizna: Roginski, Raphael with Genowefa Lenarcik: plays Zaswiec Niesiacku and other Kurpian songs Zywizna: Roginski, Raphael with Genowefa Lenarcik:
plays Zaswiec Niesiacku and other Kurpian songs

(Bolt -- Poland )

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Guitarist Raphael Roginski reinterprets the music of the Kurpi region of Poland, performed with vocalist Genowefa Lenarcik who was born in 1940 in the village of Krobia, part of the Kurpi region, and is the daughter of folk singing legend Stanislaw Brzozowy; together they bring out the rich heritage of this region, expanded by the natural sounds of the forests of Northeaster Poland.

Basho, Robbie: Live in Forli, Italy 1982 Basho, Robbie:
Live in Forli, Italy 1982

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

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Late steel-string guitarist Robbie Basho was a technically adept and creative guitarist, well-studied in a variety of approaches to the guitar, and fascinated with philosophy and inner exploration; this album was recorded in 1982 in Italy's 18th-century Palazzo Gaddi, Basho affably talking with the audience and presenting a captivating and joyful concert.

Afrit Nebula (Edwards / Edwards / Harris): Triality Afrit Nebula (Edwards / Edwards / Harris):
Triality

(FMR -- UK )

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A mix of Afro-Cuban, Middle Eastern, jazz and rock traditions fuel the rich rhythmic and spiritual music of the trio of Elaine Edwards (The Moors) on saxophone and flute, Ken Edwards on bass and voice, and Jamie Harris on percussion and voice, referencing the powerful Arabian mythical demon "Afrit" and the insterstellar clouds of dust that make up a nebula.

Mazurek, Rob: Chimeric Stoned Horn [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD + 3D GLASSES] Mazurek, Rob:
Chimeric Stoned Horn [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD + 3D GLASSES]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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The 2nd part of Chicago trumpeter Rob Mazurek's Astral Spirits series that started with "Vortice of the Faun", Mazurek performing on piccolo trumpet, electronics, voice, and percussion in a detailed journey, released alongside Mazurek's art opening "Constellation Scores" at URDLA, the cover showing two 3-D prints and the package comes with glasses to view them.

Winter, Michael : Approximating Omega Winter, Michael :
Approximating Omega

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Composer Michael Winter uses the "maximally complex, incomputable number" known as Chaitin's Constant, plus text adapted from Gregory Chaitin's 1994 book "The Limits Of Mathematics", samples from 36 creative musicians, the voice of Muirgen Eleonore Gourgues, plus cello from Judith Hamann and piano from Winters, to create this curious and compelling narrative work.

Houben, Eva-Maria: Voice With Piano Houben, Eva-Maria:
Voice With Piano

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Three compositions for voice and piano from German composer Eva-Maria Houben, also performing on piano with soprano vocalist Irene Kurka--"Adagio" in three pieces; "Lyri"; and "Lieder Fur Die Insel (Songs for the Island)--with texts from poet Felix Timmermans (adagio) and Hilde Domin (lyrik); beautiful, stark, haunting music that presents at its own pace.

Houben, Eva-Maria : Voice With Harp Houben, Eva-Maria :
Voice With Harp

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Five works for harp and voice from composer Eva-Maria Houben and soprano Tatiana Kuzina, opening with a lovely "Aeolian Harp", and including two works from her "Voice and Piano" album recorded for harp--"Adagio" in 3 movements, and "Songs for the Island" in 5 movements--alongside "Hatid" and "Two Songs with Piano" in two movements.

Blonk, Jaap / Terrie Ex: Thirsty Ears Blonk, Jaap / Terrie Ex:
Thirsty Ears

(Terp Records -- Netherlands )

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Ex guitarist Terrie Ex improvises with Dutch sound poet and electronicist Jaap Blonk for 9 stories and sonic works, using unusual phonetic interpretations in strange stories with electronic asides and interventions, a truly unique album drawing on the evolution of their duo since 2012 that includies performances in Ex's Ethiopian "Soundpoetry" series of concerts and workshops.

Weston, Veryan: The Make Project Weston, Veryan:
The Make Project

(Barnyard -- Canada )

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A collaborative composition by Veryan Weston, Christine Duncan and Jean Martin, performed with Jesse & Joshua Zubot on violin and Andrew Downing on bass & cello, based on Weston's score "Tessellation IV (Make)", the composed material based on 52 quotations by women writers, each sung on a 5-note (pentatonic) scale, each scale changing by one note when the word "make" is sung.

Palmer, Juliet: Rivers Palmer, Juliet:
Rivers

(Barnyard -- Canada )

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Composer and vocalists Juliet Palmer leads an ensemble of vocalists through works that use layering of voices using lyrics from Emily Dickinson, Nicholas Power, Julie Salverson, Anna Cahtterton, and Christine Duncan, a fascinating mixture of haunting acappella interaction, solo voice, and one work with electronic backing and one over an ultrasound.

Luchese / Kaptra: 777+2 Per Aspera ad Astra Luchese / Kaptra:
777+2 Per Aspera ad Astra

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Visual artists Maria Lucchese is also a multi-instrumentalist and voice performer based in Berlin, working with Gio Kaptra, a filmmaker, visual artist and scientist based in Urbino, take their listeners on a 7 part cosmic exploration using tibetan bells, theremin, voice, modular synth, breath and sound processing, the title translating to "through hardships to the stars".

Kurdi, Muyassar / Nicholas Jozwiak: Intersections & Variations [CASSETTE] Kurdi, Muyassar / Nicholas Jozwiak:
Intersections & Variations [CASSETTE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Interdisciplinary vocalist Muyassar Kurdi and Chicago-born, NY-based cellist Nicholas Jozwiak use the ambient sounds of their recording spaces in Brooklyn to add a presence to their introspective dialogs that take an almost devout approach to their calmly measured performances, making an intimate and evocative album of unorthodox improvisation.

Minton, Phil / Roger Turner: Scraps Of Heard Minton, Phil / Roger Turner:
Scraps Of Heard

(Confront -- UK )

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London Free Improv Scene long-standing members, vocalist Phil Minton and drummer/percussionist Roger Turner's first album together, "Ammo", was released in 1984; the two have continued to record together, and this live recording from 2016 in Hanover, Germany shows the two continuing to create distinctly bizarre and wonderfully personal dialog unlike any other.

Cappozzo / Perraud: Suspension Cappozzo / Perraud:
Suspension

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Drummer Cappozzo and trumpeter Perraud met at Tours "La Chapelle at St. Anne" in 2009 to record this strong album of extended improvisation merging conventional and extended techniques.

Serpa, Sara (w / Laubrock / Fiedlander): Close Up Serpa, Sara (w / Laubrock / Fiedlander):
Close Up

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Lisbon, Portugal native, singer and composer Sara Serpa in a trio with saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and cellist Erik Friedlander, recording live at Pete's House, in Brooklyn, for an album of unusual and creative vocals inspired by experimentation and changing identities, bringing a unique approach to improvised voice, here in the company of accomplished players.

Leandre, Joelle: Dire du Dire Leandre, Joelle:
Dire du Dire

(Rectangle -- France )

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An hour-long interview in the French language between French improvisers, bassist and vocalist Joelle Leandre and guiatist Noel Akchote, originally released in 2000, Leandre very engaged and at times quite animated and in good spirits, the CD partitioned into six equal sections for easy indexing.

Curran, Buck: Morning Haikus, Afternoon Ragas Curran, Buck:
Morning Haikus, Afternoon Ragas

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

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American singer, songwriter, and guitarist, known for the psych-folk duo Arborea with Shanti Deschaine, in his second solo album of mostly instrumental acoustic guitar work, rich, reflective and confident work that fits in a John Fahey mode, with Adele Pappalardo providing vocals on one track, and Nicolo Melocchi playing Basuri Flute on another.

Steenberge, Laura : Harmonica Fables Steenberge, Laura :
Harmonica Fables

(Nueni -- USA )

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A truly unique album of solo harmonica and voice from Bay Area performer and composer Laura Steenberge, who's studies in folk music, psycholinguistics, acoustics and medieval Byzantine chant brings a sense of the ancient to modern experimentalism, transforming the instrument in a variety of illusive ways that are both enigmatic and entirely embraceable.

Leandre / Minton: Leandre / Minton <i>[Used Item]</i> Leandre / Minton:
Leandre / Minton [Used Item]

(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.

Jun, Yan / Jason Kahn: None Of Us Jun, Yan / Jason Kahn:
None Of Us

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )

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Five recordings from the duo of Jason Kahn and Yan Jun, recording ostensibly on voice, though all recordings from their rehearsals and live performances were muted, deleted, or suffered technical issues, so what remains are the extraneous sound of the rooms and concert spaces, alone or layered, the final piece layering incidental sounds from 5 concerts.

Avagami: Metagami Avagami:
Metagami

(Lens Records -- USA )

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Caloia, Nicolas  : Les Bonnes Histoires Caloia, Nicolas :
Les Bonnes Histoires

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Bridging contemporary and improvised music, Montreal double bassist Nicolas Caloia wrote these pieces for textured and impossible rhythms; blending pieces by Nancarrow and Grand Master Flash; and manipulating poems by Genevieve Letarte; with supporting improv from Jean Derome & Lori Freedman.

Haubenstock-Ramati, Roman: Mobile For Shakespeare Haubenstock-Ramati, Roman:
Mobile For Shakespeare

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )

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A series of musical "mobiles" from European composer Roman Haubenstock-Ramati, sonic transformations of the visual experiences of Alexander Calder's dynamic sculptures.

Nozen: Nisenson / Tanguay / Falaise / Mailloux: Live au Upstairs Nozen: Nisenson / Tanguay / Falaise / Mailloux:
Live au Upstairs

(Malasartes -- Canada )

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Nozen is a crossroads of contemporary jazz, musique actuelle and the musical traditions of Jewish Eastern Europe, contrasting styles giving birth to a deep and spontaneous music.

SKIF++ (Carey / van Heumen / Koolwijk): .next SKIF++ (Carey / van Heumen / Koolwijk):
.next

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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This laptop trio create a dense and scurrying sound world of a surprising freeform nature that avoids cliches by combining sound-generation tools for ever-shifting results.

Vulture Club, The: Live Young, Die Fast and Leave an Exquisite Corpse Vulture Club, The:
Live Young, Die Fast and Leave an Exquisite Corpse

(Utech Records -- USA )

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Metamorphic: The Two Fridas Metamorphic:
The Two Fridas

(Discus -- UK )

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Having met at Middlesex University in 2001, this sophisticated London-based contemporary jazz/folk sextet formed in 2011, recently adding vocalist Kerry Andrew (Juice), as pianist Laura Cole composes music and text based on her personal experiences; pieces include two collective improvs and 2 reworkings of Ornette Coleman's "Lonely Woman".



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