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AMM: Spanish Fighters AMM:
Spanish Fighters

(Matchless -- Great Britain )

Price: $12.50    

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Recorded at the festival Neposlusno (Sound Disobedience) in Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2012, the AMM duo of Eddie Prevost on percussion and John Tilbury on piano perform an extend improvisation of tension and dynamic, delicately balancing sound in a rich dialog.

Chvad SB: Crickets Were the Compass Chvad SB:
Crickets Were the Compass

(Silber -- USA )

Price: $10.95    

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Chvad SB of Things Outside The Skin, Tongue Muzzle, &c in album of ambient drone lament, composed of abstract passages, at times dissonant & at other times melodic, but always with interesting intention.

Frey, Peter / Daniel Studer: Zwirn Frey, Peter / Daniel Studer:
Zwirn

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $15.95    

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"Zwirn" means "twine" in German, an apt description of the interweaving sound that double bassists Daniel Studer and Peter Frey play together, in 7 freely improvised works of unusual technique and new musical structures.

Gumpert, Ulrich / Gunter Baby Sommer: La Paloma Gumpert, Ulrich / Gunter Baby Sommer:
La Paloma

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

Price: $19.95    

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The second release on Intakt pairing pianist Ulrich Gumpert and percussionist Gunter Baby Sommer in an album that borrows from blues, boogie-woogie, hard bop, German folk songs, and free jazz.

Monteiro, Alfredo Costa: centre of mass Monteiro, Alfredo Costa:
centre of mass

(Another Timbre -- UK )

Price: $13.95    

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Limited edition CDR from AT's Byways series, a stunning piece for solo cymbal, demonstrating an extraordinary variety and musicality from such limited means.

Phillips, Simon James : Blage 3 Phillips, Simon James :
Blage 3

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

Price: $17.95    

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A reduction of composer Simon James Phillips' 5 hour improvisation performed with Tony Buck (drums), Werner Dafeldecker (bass), BJ Nilsen (electronics), Liz Allbee (trumpet), Arthur Rother (guitar) & Simon James Phillips (piano) exploring time, perception and place.

Scherchen, Hermann: Orchesterproben Ludwig Van Beethoven 6. Sinfonie [VINYL] Scherchen, Hermann:
Orchesterproben Ludwig Van Beethoven 6. Sinfonie [VINYL]

(Edition Rz -- Germany )

Price: $16.00    

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An historical recording of Hermann Scherchen directing the RTSI Orchestra in a rehearsal of Beethoven's 6th Symphony, 1964, one of the works Scherchen is most associated with.

Smith's Mbira, Wadada Leo: Dark Lady Of The Sonnets Smith's Mbira, Wadada Leo:
Dark Lady Of The Sonnets

(Tum -- Finland )

Price: $17.95    

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Drawing on American creative music, Mbira music of Zimbabwe, and traditional Chinese music, trumpeter Leo Smith's ensemble with drummer Pheeroan akLaff and pipa player Min Xiao-Fen perform 5 extraordinary compositions of lyrical vision.

Freedman, Lori: 3 Freedman, Lori:
3

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Clarinetist Lori Freedman brought together 3 distinct trios over the course of 3 consecutive nights with a total of 6 other Montreal musicians for live encounters of improvisation.

Funf (Babin, Cornell, Crispo, Jacques...): La Regle Funf (Babin, Cornell, Crispo, Jacques...):
La Regle

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

Price: $12.00    

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Sporadic sonic exchanges exploring guidelines, graphic scores, or completely improvised, with an expansive instrumentorium from the sextet of Magali Babin, Andrea-Jane Cornell, Martine H Crispo, Anne-Francoise Jacques, Emilie Mouchous, and Erin Sexton.

Greenlee, Shawn: Nysa Greenlee, Shawn:
Nysa

(Utech Records -- USA )

Price: $8.80    

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Lauzier / Martel: Sainct Laurens Lauzier / Martel:
Sainct Laurens

(&Records -- Canada )

Price: $11.00    

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Sparse but detailed improvisational journeys from the long-running duo of saxophonist Philippe Lauzier and bassist/electronic artist Pierre-Yves Martel.

Rodrigues / Dorner / Torres / Fragenheim: Nor Rodrigues / Dorner / Torres / Fragenheim:
Nor

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $15.95    

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The freely improvising quartet of Ernesto Rodrigues, Axel Dorner, Nuno Torres and Alexander Frangenheim recorded this beautiful album of dark sound in Germany in 2014, 3 movements of understated dialog using unexpected techniques in a subtle dialog.

Wolff, Christian /  Wandelweiser Komponisten Ensemble: Stones Wolff, Christian / Wandelweiser Komponisten Ensemble:
Stones

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

Price: $12.95    

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Antoine Beuger, Burkhard Schlothauer, Chico Mello, Jurg Frey, Kunsu Shim, Michael Pisaro, and Thomas Stiegler participate in this realization of Christian Wolff's compositions to make sounds or draw sounds out of stones, alone or with other surfaces, acoustically or amplified.

Garcia, Margarida / Barry Weisblat: Loran Garcia, Margarida / Barry Weisblat:
Loran

(Quakebasket -- USA )

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2004 release of Lisbon double bassist Margarida Garcia on electric double bass, and electronic artist Barry Weisblat in a startling dialog of electronic burst and deep tones.

Monteiro, Alfredo Costa : Um Em Um Monteiro, Alfredo Costa :
Um Em Um

(Monotype -- Poland )

Price: $12.00    

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An unusual release from the accordion, Alfredo Costa Monteiro, placed microphones in a way to enhance the harmonics and all the particularities of every sound, layering slowly moving tones and their harmonic interaction, allowing unexpected details to emerge.

Scarcity Of Tanks: Vulgar Defender Scarcity Of Tanks:
Vulgar Defender

(Total Life Society Records -- USA )

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New York/Ohio skronkers Scarcity of Tanks with Jim Sauter of Borbetomagus plus Kid Millions in a hard free rock free improv blast.

Smith, Wadada Leo: Procession Of The Great Ancestry Smith, Wadada Leo:
Procession Of The Great Ancestry

(NESSA -- USA )

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Finally remastered, this is one of Smith's most obscure and satisfying early recordings with Kahil El'Zabar, Louis Myers, Joe Fonda, John Powell, Mchaka Uba, & Bobby Naughton.

Wolff, Christian / Michael Pisaro: Looking Around Wolff, Christian / Michael Pisaro:
Looking Around

(erstwhile -- USA )

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A fascinating collaboration from two minimalist/Wandelweiser figures: Christian Wolff on prepared piano, whistles, and stones, and Michael Pisaro on guitar, harmonica and stones, recording together in Caimbridge, MA for two extended works, "Looking East" and "Looking West".

Friction (Akinobu / Minoru / Reck): Zone Tripper Friction (Akinobu / Minoru / Reck):
Zone Tripper

(Tzadik -- USA )

Price: $12.56    

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Friction, one of the most important and longest running underground bands in Japan, is currently the trio of Reck (bass, guitar & vocals), Iami Akinobu (guitar) and Sato Minoru (drums), in a hard-edged album of original songs and remixes; demanding and powerful modern rock.

Fujii, Satoko New York Orchestra: Shiki Fujii, Satoko New York Orchestra:
Shiki

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $16.95    

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Satoko Fujii's amazing Orchestra New York returns with a composition that she describes as "a picture that extends beyond the canvas", performed with Oscar Noriega, Briggan Krauss, Ellery Eskelin, Tony Malaby, Andy Laster, Herb Robertson, Steven Bernstein, &c &c.

Rodrigues / Yamauchi / Santos: The Presence Of Air Particles Ignited By Memory Rodrigues / Yamauchi / Santos:
The Presence Of Air Particles Ignited By Memory

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Remarkably detailed, slowly moving improvisation from the trio of Katsura Yamauchi on alto sax, Carlos Santos on electronics, and Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, harp and objects, a beautiful balance of acoustic and electronic sound in intensely concentrated music.

Garcia, Miguel A. / August Traeger : Absquatulate Azimuth [CASSETTE] Garcia, Miguel A. / August Traeger :
Absquatulate Azimuth [CASSETTE]

(Bicephalic -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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Part of a series of 8 split release cassettes, hand-painted & numbered; Side A presents a 3-part work and an extended track from electro-acoustic improviser Miguel A. Garcia; side B presents 3 tracks from Bicephalic label leader August Traeger using contact mic and broken instruments.

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

(Confront -- Great Britain )

Price: $11.86    

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Ten prominents electroacoustic improvisers--Tetuzi Akiyama, Moe Kamura, Radu Malfatti, Kazushige Kinoshita, Masahiko Okura, Nikos Veliotis, Taku Unami, Toshihiro Koike, Klaus Filip, Taku Sugimoto--performing live at Ftarri in 2013, for subtle and exquisite lowercase sound.

Beins, Burkhard: structural drift Beins, Burkhard:
structural drift

(Edition Kunstlerhauser Worpswede -- Germany )

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An organized and intricate sound work in three pieces from percussionist Beins (Polweschel, Rowe, &c) recorded during an arts residency at Kunstlerhauser Worpswede.

Chambel, Pedro: Utpote Chambel, Pedro:
Utpote

(Fractal Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $5.50    

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Guitarist and electronic arist Pedro Chambel in a solo release, a single extended work of persistent electronic tone with guitar and objects.

Ciciliani, Marko: 81 Matters in Elemental Order Ciciliani, Marko:
81 Matters in Elemental Order

(Evil Rabbit -- The Netherlands )

Price: $11.25    

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81 short tracks performed on the no-input mixer without multitracking or processing, intended to be played in a random sequence.

Dorner, Axel: Super Axel Dorner Dorner, Axel:
Super Axel Dorner

(Absinth Records -- Germany )

Price: $16.45    

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Extreme technique trumpeter Axel Dorner in two extended improvisations with spoken word artist/dancer Diego Chamy recording in the studio and at Electronic Church in Berlin.

Dorner, Axel & Jassem Hindi: waterkil [WHITE VINYL] Dorner, Axel & Jassem Hindi:
waterkil [WHITE VINYL]

(Corvo -- Germany )

Price: $26.95    

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Since meeting in Beirut at the 2006 Irtijal Festival, the duo of trumpeter Axel Dorner and electronic artist Jassem Hindi have regularly performed their electroacoustic music using their equipment and instruments in unusual ways.

Garet, Richard: Intrinsic Motion Garet, Richard:
Intrinsic Motion

(Non Visual Objects (NVO) -- Austria )

Price: $13.63    

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Knob A Siesta: In My Head There Is Silence And A Hula-Hula Girl Dancing To A Make-Believe Tune [VINY Knob A Siesta:
In My Head There Is Silence And A Hula-Hula Girl Dancing To A Make-Believe Tune [VINYL]

(Tonometer -- Denmark )

Price: $19.95    

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Montgomery, Will / [ Heribert Friedl ]: Non-Collaboration Montgomery, Will / [ Heribert Friedl ]:
Non-Collaboration

(Non Visual Objects (NVO) -- Austria )

Price: $17.95    

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Fragile, delicate yet complex improvisations beteween NVO label leader Heribert Friedl and guitarist Will Montgomery, engaging lowercase electroacoustic collaboration.

Phillips, Tomas : Drink_Deep Phillips, Tomas :
Drink_Deep

(Non Visual Objects (NVO) -- Austria )

Price: $14.38    

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Electronic composer Tomas Phillips sampling and reworking the 80's Dischord artist Rites of Spring into modern minimalist compositions.

Schick, Ignaz  / Dawid Szczesny: The View Underneath Schick, Ignaz / Dawid Szczesny:
The View Underneath

(Non Visual Objects (NVO) -- Austria )

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Turntablist/sine wave artist Ignaz Schnick with laptop artist Dawid Szczesny in a series of minimalist recordings created around live performances in Wroclaw and Germany.

Smolders, Jos : Gaussian Transient (Megaphone) Smolders, Jos :
Gaussian Transient (Megaphone)

(Non Visual Objects (NVO) -- Austria )

Price: $15.54    

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Jos Smolders is an abstract soundsculptor using a vast array of electroacoustic technique to create diverse sonic constructions and amazing aural environments.

Vorwolf: Snake's Eyes Vorwolf:
Snake's Eyes

(Formed Records -- Sweden )

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Two percussionists - Michael Vorfeld & Christian Wolfarth - meet as Vorwolf in this dialog of extended techniques mixing tonal and rhythmic ideas into unusual language.

Workman, Dion / Mattin: S3 Workman, Dion / Mattin:
S3

(Formed Records -- USA )

Price: $8.80    

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Feel No Other: Feel No Other <i>[Used Item]</i> Feel No Other:
Feel No Other [Used Item]

(Silber -- USA )

Price: $6.95    

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Electric Bird Noise artist Brian Lea McKenzie extends his concepts in a new duo with vocalist Claudia Gregory (Exhaust the Fox, Claudia Versus the Queen of Hearts), with a new band name and a compelling set of epic electro-rock songs.

Kawaguchi / Olive / Oshiro: Airs <i>[Used Item]</i> Kawaguchi / Olive / Oshiro:
Airs [Used Item]

(845 Audio -- Japan )

Price: $7.95    

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Using guidelines related to form, time, sound source and density, the trio of Tim Olive on magnetic pickups, Takahiro Kawaguchi and Makoto Oshiro on self-made instruments, recorded these compositions live, named for the atmosphere of the recording environment.

Murcia, Sarah: Never Mind The Future <i>[Used Item]</i> Murcia, Sarah:
Never Mind The Future [Used Item]

(Ayler -- France )

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Revisiting Sex Pistols' "Never Mind the Bollocks" in a band with Benoit Delbecq on piano, Gilles Coronado on guitar, Olivier Py on sax, Franck Vaillant on drums, and Sarah Murcia on bass, splitting the vocals with Mark Tompkins in a unique take on a punk classic.

Paul, Leah: Trenza <i>[Used Item]</i> Paul, Leah:
Trenza [Used Item]

(Skirl -- USA )

Price: $9.95    

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Flutist Leah Paul presents two engaging compositions in multiple movements, performed with a chamber ensemble of Chris Speed (reeds), Rob Jost (french horn), Sara Schoenbeck (bassoon), Peter Sachon (cello), Tanya Kalmanovitch (viola), Ben Kono (oboe) and Michel Gentile (flute).

Poliks, Marek : Hull Treader <i>[Used Item]</i> Poliks, Marek :
Hull Treader [Used Item]

(Another Timbre -- UK )

Price: $8.95    

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Referencing sci-fi, C.S. Lewis, and alien worlds, the compositions of Marek Poliks each have a central metaphor like alien environment and warmth, spaceship and cradling, performed by ensembles using traditional and electronic instruments and objects.

Romannis Motte: Another Journey <i>[Used Item]</i> Romannis Motte:
Another Journey [Used Item]

(Mystery School Records -- USA )

Price: $5.95    

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A collection of 8 synth-driven ambient cosmic voyages from Romannis Motte using Roland JX8P, Roland RS-5, Alexis QS7, Alexis Micron, Korg PE1000, Crumar DS-2, iPad running NanoStudio, Korg iMS20, 0-iPolySix, Access Virus A.

Wolff, Christian / Michael Pisaro: Looking Around <i>[Used Item]</i> Wolff, Christian / Michael Pisaro:
Looking Around [Used Item]

(erstwhile -- USA )

Price: $9.95    

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A fascinating collaboration from two minimalist/Wandelweiser figures: Christian Wolff on prepared piano, whistles, and stones, and Michael Pisaro on guitar, harmonica and stones, recording together in Caimbridge, MA for two extended works, "Looking East" and "Looking West".

Davis  / Milton / Saade: dun <i>[Used Item]</i> Davis / Milton / Saade:
dun [Used Item]

(Another Timbre -- Greece/UK )

Price: $8.00    

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Understated and exquisite improvisation using trumpet, violin, bass clarinet, flute and field recordings from three forward-thinking performers.

Dogmatics, The (Abrahams / Fagachinski): The Sacrifice For The Music Became Our Lifestyle [VINYL] <i Dogmatics, The (Abrahams / Fagachinski):
The Sacrifice For The Music Became Our Lifestyle [VINYL] [Used Item]

(Monotype -- Poland )

Price: $10.00    

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The duo of pianist Chris Abrahams (The Necks) and clarinetist Kai Fagaschinksi (The Magic I.D.) in an improvised album of open works that take unusual twists and turns in sonic subtleties.

Filip, Klaus / Dafne Vicente-Sandoval: Remoto <i>[Used Item]</i> Filip, Klaus / Dafne Vicente-Sandoval:
Remoto [Used Item]

(Potlatch -- France )

Price: $9.00    

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The minimalist duo of Klaus Fili performing on sinus-waves and Dafne Vicente-Sandoval on bassoon, performed deconstructively and amplified with miniature microphones, in two extended recordings of introspective and austere dialog.

Forge, Mathias / Olivier Toulemonde: pie 'n' mash <i>[Used Item]</i> Forge, Mathias / Olivier Toulemonde:
pie 'n' mash [Used Item]

(Another Timbre -- Greece/UK )

Price: $8.00    

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Virtuosic French-based trombonist Mathias Forge and Brussels-based electroacoustic composer-turned improviser Olivier Toulemonde recording live in Sheffield, 2010.

Kasyansky, Grundik: Light and Roundchair <i>[Used Item]</i> Kasyansky, Grundik:
Light and Roundchair [Used Item]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $8.95    

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Gomberg, Billy / Anne Guthrie / Richard Kamerman / Takahiro Kawaguchi : [4X4  Poster/Print w/ Downlo Gomberg, Billy / Anne Guthrie / Richard Kamerman / Takahiro Kawaguchi :
[4X4 Poster/Print w/ Download Link]

(Winds Measure -- USA )

Price: $10.95    

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Of interest to lowercase/Wandelweiser fans, the quartet of Billy Gomberg, Anne Guthrie, Richard Kamerman and Takahiro Kawaguchi use synthesizer, french horn, found objects, & field recordings, frequency generators, to create evolving sound environments of unique sound and timbre.

Owen, Ben : Birds And Water, 2&3 (For Cassette)  [CASSETTE] Owen, Ben :
Birds And Water, 2&3 (For Cassette) [CASSETTE]

(Winds Measure -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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Brooklyn-based Ben Owen recorded this work in 2010 at the Experimental Television Center in Owego, NY, presenting the original work "Birds And Water" and two edits, which are mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi.

S.A.S.W: Fine Pattern [CASSETTE] S.A.S.W:
Fine Pattern [CASSETTE]

(Winds Measure -- USA )

Price: $11.95    

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Reissuing Japanese sound artist Minoru Sato's 1995 work, searching a stationary wave (SASW) based on "aspect" works, re-released on cassette with two additional tracks from an exhibition catalogue from ICC, 2000, and one unreleased piece, "days of the sky another mix".

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

(RogueArt -- France )

Price: $23.95    

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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 )

Price: $19.95    

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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.

Stangl, Burkhard / Kai Fagaschinski: Musik-Ein Portrat in Seh <i>[Used Item]</i> Stangl, Burkhard / Kai Fagaschinski:
Musik-Ein Portrat in Seh [Used Item]

(erstwhile -- USA )

Price: $10.00    

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Occupying a unique area between composition & folk music, classical & jazz/improv, tension & serenity, these duos also include recordings from Klaus Filip and dieb13.

Gauguet, Bertrand: Shiro Gauguet, Bertrand:
Shiro

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )

Price: $13.95    

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French alto saxophonist Bertrand Gauguet uses acoustic techniques and microtonal approaches to the reed instrument, presenting 4 tracks of acoustic-only playing, and 4 with amplifiers and guitar feedback, creating cogitative sonic environments of remarkable patience and pure and intersection tonal and timbral harmonics; remarkable work.

Schiano, Mario : Social Security Schiano, Mario :
Social Security

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )

Price: $15.95    

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Best Sellers in This Category:

AMM: Spanish Fighters

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Jerman, Jeph / Tim Barnes: Matterings

Fujii, Satoko New York Orchestra: Shiki

Wolff, Christian / Michael Pisaro: Looking Around

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

Rodrigues / Dorner / Torres / Fragenheim: Nor

Beuger, Antoine: Cantor Quartets [2 CDs]

Pisaro, Michael: 3 compositions played by Philip Thomas & others: Fields Have Ears

Pisaro, Michael : Melody, Silence (For Solo Guitar)

Smith's Mbira, Wadada Leo: Dark Lady Of The Sonnets

Coluccino, Osvaldo: Oltreorme

IKB Ensemble: Anthropometrie Sans Titre

Frey, Jurg / Radu Malfatti: II

Ulher, Birgit / Leonel Kaplan: Stereo Trumpet

International Nothing, The (Fagaschinski / Thieke): Less Action, Less Excitement, Less Everything

Friction (Akinobu / Minoru / Reck): Zone Tripper

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

Sealed Knot, The: Surface/Plane

Davis, Matt / Phil Durrant / Mark Wastell: Confront Collectors Series