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

(Matchless -- Great Britain )

Price: $18.95

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Ratkje, Maja: Voice [VINYL LP + CD] Ratkje, Maja:
Voice [VINYL LP + CD]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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Composer, singer, electronic manipulator, violinist and theremin player Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje released this, her debut album, on CD in 2002, now available again on vinyl LP.

Ercklentz / Neumann  : LAlienation Ercklentz / Neumann :
LAlienation

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )

Price: $13.95

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Lowercase free improvisation from the duo of Sabine Ercklentz and Andrea Neumann performing on trumpet and a specially designed amplified piano frame, recording 5 detailed and mysteriously constructed works using space and structure in intriguing sound work.

Bettis, Chuck: Sonic Sigils [CD EP] Bettis, Chuck:
Sonic Sigils [CD EP]

(Scarcelight -- USA )

Price: $3.00

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An electronic work from NY experimenter Chuck Bettis in a 3" CD embedded in a full 5" disc, aural assaults and abstracted noise in complex patterns with unexpected twists and turns.

Butcher, John : Invisible Ear Butcher, John :
Invisible Ear

(Weight of Wax -- Great Britain )

Price: $17.45

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Saxophonist John Butcher in a release of solo and multitrack recordings using close-miking, amplification, room resonance, and feedback saxes, creating unusual & fascinating experiments.

Epicureans, The: Introducing The Epicureans Epicureans, The:
Introducing The Epicureans

(Semata Productions -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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David Gross, Ricardo Donoso and Ryan McGuire in the first Epicureans (and 1st Semata) release, from lowercase to full on noise with a brutal edge.

Prevost, Helene: A La Plage Prevost, Helene:
A La Plage

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )

Price: $14.95

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A mix of sound art and improvisation from Quebec/Actuelle musician Helene Prevost, 10 minimal "Plages", or luminous surfaces, created with Eric Normand, Stephae Claude, and Mario Gauthier.

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: $14.95

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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: $11.00

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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.

Cherry, Don: Live At Cafe Montmartre Volume Three Cherry, Don:
Live At Cafe Montmartre Volume Three

(ESP -- USA )

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The 3rd volume in trumpeter & free jazz legend Don Cherry's live recordings at Copenhagen's Cafe Montmarte, here with Gato Barbieri, Karl Berger, Bo Stief and Aldo Romano.

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.

Rowe, Keith /  John Tilbury : Enough Still Not to Know [4 CD BOX] Rowe, Keith / John Tilbury :
Enough Still Not to Know [4 CD BOX]

(Sofa -- Norway )

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AMM compatriots, pianist John Tilbury and guitarist/electronicist Keith Rowe release a 4-Cd set of music developed for an installation by visual artist Kjell Bjorgeengen, four subtle tracks using unconventional sound and silence to create unique sonic environments.

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

(Quakebasket -- USA )

Price: $12.95

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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 )

Price: $13.95

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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: $13.95

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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 )

Price: $15.95

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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: $13.95

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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 )

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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 )

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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: $22.00

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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.

Friedl, Heribert: Back_Forward Friedl, Heribert:
Back_Forward

(Non Visual Objects (NVO) -- Austria )

Price: $12.00

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

(Non Visual Objects (NVO) -- Austria )

Price: $13.63

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Gunter, Bernhard / Friedl, Heribert: TRANS~ Gunter, Bernhard / Friedl, Heribert:
TRANS~

(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: $20.95

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

(Non Visual Objects (NVO) -- Austria )

Price: $12.00

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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 )

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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: $8.00

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Jerman, Jeph: Analog [2 CASSETTES] Jerman, Jeph:
Analog [2 CASSETTES]

(No Label -- USA )

Price: $9.95

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Sound explorer Jeph Jerman's "Analog" in two extended works merging field recordings and inexplicable sound, a hazy balance of muffled and indeterminate sound with great motion and punctuated moments, like hallucinatory memories heard from the wheel well of a car.

Dingman, Chris: The Subliminal and the Sublime <i>[Used Item]</i> Dingman, Chris:
The Subliminal and the Sublime [Used Item]

(Inner Arts -- USA )

Price: $7.95

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A sublime five-part suite commissioned by Chamber Music America, performed by Loren Stillman (sax), Fabian Almazan (piano), Ryan Ferreira (guitar), Linda Oh (bass), and Justin Brown drums), exploring the subliminal patterns hidden below apparent reality.

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 )

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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.

Olive / Owen (Tim Olive / Ben Owen): 63-66 <i>[Used Item]</i> Olive / Owen (Tim Olive / Ben Owen):
63-66 [Used Item]

(845 Audio -- Japan )

Price: $7.95

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Recording in Brooklyn in 2014, this collaboration between Olive and Ben Owen presents four tracks of electronic improvisation using shortwave radio, oscillators, paper, contact microphones and magnetic pickups, creating a mysterious and well-paced album of sound experimentation.

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).

Rose, Simon / Stefan Schultze: The Ten Thousand Things <i>[Used Item]</i> Rose, Simon / Stefan Schultze:
The Ten Thousand Things [Used Item]

(Red Toucan -- Canada )

Price: $8.95

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Free improvising saxophonist Simon Rose, on baritone and alto sax, meets composer/arranger Stefan Schultze on prepared piano for 11 exploratory works based around Schultze's "modules"--bits and pieces attached inside the piano--creating unusual platforms for free improvisation.

Steerage: Entropy Is What The State Makes Of It <i>[Used Item]</i> Steerage:
Entropy Is What The State Makes Of It [Used Item]

(Caduc -- Canada )

Price: $7.95

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An album of tones and tonal environments from Barry Chabala and A.F. Jones, using guitars and effects to create slowly moving tones punctuated with unusual utterances of unknown origin; rich and curiously non-specific sound that lives in the back- and foreground.

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".

Davies / Doneda / Martin / Minton / Patterson: Midhopestones <i>[Used Item]</i> Davies / Doneda / Martin / Minton / Patterson:
Midhopestones [Used Item]

(Another Timbre -- Greece/UK )

Price: $8.00

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Four extraordinary improvisations by musicians spanning 3 countries and 3 generations, a dark, brooding, swirling music from a remarkably tight and unified ensemble.

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.



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AMM: Spanish Fighters

Bley / Koglmann / Peacock: Annette

Jerman, Jeph / Tim Barnes: Matterings

Fujii, Satoko New York Orchestra: Shiki

Wolff, Christian / Michael Pisaro: Looking Around

Rodrigues / Dorner / Torres / Fragenheim: Nor

Rowe, Keith / John Tilbury : Enough Still Not to Know [4 CD BOX]

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

Sealed Knot, The: Surface/Plane

Friction (Akinobu / Minoru / Reck): Zone Tripper

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

Frey, Jurg / Radu Malfatti: II

Coluccino, Osvaldo: Oltreorme

Beuger, Antoine: Cantor Quartets [2 CDs]

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

Chulki, Hong / Ryu Hankil: Objets Infernaux

Scarcity Of Tanks: Vulgar Defender

Ulher, Birgit / Leonel Kaplan: Stereo Trumpet

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

Johansson, Sven-Ake / Doerner, Axel / Neumann, Andrea : Barcelona Series