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lowercase, micro-improv, sound improv
 
IKB Ensemble: Anthropometrie Sans Titre IKB Ensemble:
Anthropometrie Sans Titre

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $12.00

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A large Lisboa ensemble presenting a collective improvisation titled after a painting by Yves Klein, with performers including Ernesto Rodrigues (baritone violin), Miguel Mira (bass), Nuno Torres (sax), Carlos Santos (electronics), Rodrigo Pinheiro (piano), &c. &c.

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

(Ftarri -- Japan )

Price: $17.95

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Masters of tonality, in their 2nd release the dual clarinets of Kai Fagaschinski and Michael Thieke are heard without any guest musicians, making a rich, gorgeous album of tense timbres.

International Nothing, The: Mainstream International Nothing, The:
Mainstream

(Ftarri -- Japan )

Price: $15.95

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Ist (Davies / Fell / Wastell): Berlin Ist (Davies / Fell / Wastell):
Berlin

(Confront -- Great Britain )

Price: $13.95

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Ist - Rhodri Davies (harp), Simon H. Fell (double bass) & Mark Wastell (violoncello) - recorded this fascinating, quietly active lower case work at Total Music Meeting in Berlin 2001.

Ist (Davies / Fell / Wastell): Consequences (of Time and Place) Ist (Davies / Fell / Wastell):
Consequences (of Time and Place)

(Confront -- Great Britain )

Price: $9.60

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ist (The Improvising String Trio) of Rhodri Davies (harp), Simon H. Fell (bass) and Mark Wastell (violincello) performing at The Natural Music Club in London, 1997, using unorthodox techniques in indeterminate systems and free improvisation for fascinating results.

Ist (Davies / Fell / Wastell): Lodi Ist (Davies / Fell / Wastell):
Lodi

(Confront -- Great Britain )

Price: $13.95

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Since 1995 the string trio of Rhodri Davies, Simon H. Fell & Mark Wastell have created sparse, introspective improvisation, performing here at the Contemporaneamente festival in Lodi, Italy.

IST: London: Conway Hall IST:
London: Conway Hall

(Confront -- Great Britain )

Price: $13.95

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IST, the trio of Rhodri Davie (harp), Simon H. Fell (double bass) and Mark Wastell (violincello) from their 2003 live performance at London's Freedom of the City Festival, 8 years into the project, showing the remarkable sonic language the trio had developed.

Jerman, Jeph / Tim Barnes: Matterings Jerman, Jeph / Tim Barnes:
Matterings

(erstwhile -- USA )

Price: $14.95

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The pairing of eccentric sound artist Jeph Jerman with Quakebasket label leader/percussionist Tim Barnes, using unidentifiable sound sources, field recordings, and the occasional acoustic instrument to create unique, curious and absorbing environments.

Jerman, Jeph: Analog Jerman, Jeph:
Analog

(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.

Jerman, Jeph: Datura Jerman, Jeph:
Datura

(AARC -- USA )

Price: $9.95

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A long textured tone poem recorded in the summer of 2009 by sound artist Jeph Jerman, creating an aural environment with a contact mic, mini-disc, laptop, and 4-track.

Jerman, Jeph: Quo Modo Deum Jerman, Jeph:
Quo Modo Deum

(No Label -- USA )

Price: $15.95

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"Quo Modo Deum" translates to 'This is the way of God', which sound artist Jeph Jerman invokes through a 2 CD release starting with intoning bells, proceeding through six recordings of minimal drones of varying character.

Jerman, Jeph: The Angle of Repose Jerman, Jeph:
The Angle of Repose

(no label -- USA )

Price: $9.95

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Long journeys in sound texture from Jeph Jerman, performing on an odd variety of instruments with electronic manipulation and effect in a 2-part epic of glacial dynamics and development.

Johannesen / Furu: the eco logic Johannesen / Furu:
the eco logic

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95

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Guitarist Kim Johannesen and clarinetist Svein Magus Furu in a set of works with interacting tonalities that rely almost completely on texture, tones, scraping, &c..

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

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

Price: $16.95

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Jones / Chabala: Undercurrents Jones / Chabala:
Undercurrents

(Roeba -- USA )

Price: $9.95

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Brighton, UK turntable/electronics improvisor Daniel Jones and the American guitarist Barry Chabala meet for an album of ringing and beautiful lowercase sound.

Kahn, Jason: Fields Kahn, Jason:
Fields

(Cut -- Switzerland )

Price: $12.00

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Kasyansky, Grundik: Light and Roundchair Kasyansky, Grundik:
Light and Roundchair

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $12.00

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

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $9.95

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Kelley, Greg / Olivia Block: Resolution Kelley, Greg / Olivia Block:
Resolution

(erstwhile -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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Electronic artist (and on this release, pianist) Olivia Block and radical trumpeter Greg Kelley meet for five works that range from breathy meditations to active "slapstick" routines of bewilderingly interesting sound.

Kelley, Greg: Trumpet Kelley, Greg:
Trumpet

(Meniscus -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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Kimmel / More / Wick: Tilting Kimmel / More / Wick:
Tilting

(Peira -- USA )

Price: $4.09

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Three musicians known for their unconventional explorations of their instrument create textural sound worlds using breath, friction, vibration, force; a strange but rewarding dialog.

Korber, Tomas: Effacement Korber, Tomas:
Effacement

(Cut -- Switzerland )

Price: $14.95

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Krebs / Unami: motubachii Krebs / Unami:
motubachii

(erstwhile -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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Berlin based Annette Krebs and Tokyo sound artist Taku Unami bring together a variety of improvisation, compositional and unlikely sources for 5 part puzzle box of understated sound.

Kuchen / Rowe / Wright Kuchen / Rowe / Wright:

(Another Timbre -- Greece/UK )

Price: $15.95

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The dual alto saxophones of Martin Kuchen and Seymour Wright meet guitarist Keith Rowe for an impressive journey of free improvisation with Rowe taking the lead.

Kurzmann, Christof / Burkhard Stangl : neuschnee Kurzmann, Christof / Burkhard Stangl :
neuschnee

(erstwhile -- USA )

Price: $12.95

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The second album from the long running lowercase / ea-improv "pop" duo of Burkhard Stangl and Christof Kurzmann, understated and intensely skewed music and songs.

Kwang, Goh Lee : Good Vibrations Kwang, Goh Lee :
Good Vibrations

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )

Price: $11.95

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Aberrant experiments with a stereo DJ mixer from Herbal International label leader Goh Lee Kwang, 5 tracks of unexpected sounds, micro-drills, crackles, purrs, hums, buzzes, quirks and bleeps from the mixer itself, performed live with no overdubs or pre-programming.

Kwang, Goh Lee: New Ear [2 CDs] Kwang, Goh Lee:
New Ear [2 CDs]

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )

Price: $13.95

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Two extended works from Herbal International label leader Goh Lee Kwang: the two part "Vurnmmkied" the first of static sonic environments that slowly morph, while the second varies with a mix of subtle and harsh sound; "3753" contrasts with gentler, slower territory.

La Casa, Eric / Jean-Luc Guionnet: Inscape. Lille-Flandres La Casa, Eric / Jean-Luc Guionnet:
Inscape. Lille-Flandres

(Monotype -- Poland )

Price: $15.95

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A concept album for their Inscape project: onsite installations with strategically placed microphones mixed in real time to create complex and intriguing sound sculptures.

Lash / Farmer / Hughes: Droplets Lash / Farmer / Hughes:
Droplets

(Another Timbre -- Greece/UK )

Price: $15.95

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A 20-minute improvisation plus realisations of scores by the Wandelweiser composers Eva-Maria Houben & Taylan Susam, including an extraordinary outdoor performance of Houben's Nachtstuck for solo bass.

Laurain / Loubatiere / Durant: Au Dehors Laurain / Loubatiere / Durant:
Au Dehors

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95

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Live recordings in Catherine & Henri's courtyard, Fresnes, France from this trio of understated and extended improvisers: Louis Laurain (trumpet); Rodophe Loubatiere (percussion); Yoann Durant (saxophones).

Lexer, Sebastian & Seymour Wright: blasen Lexer, Sebastian & Seymour Wright:
blasen

(Another Timbre -- Greece/UK )

Price: $17.95

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Two powerful electro-acoustic improvisations by two of the most exciting voices from the current London improv scene.

Lindsay / Mendoza / Smith / Walter: Jus Lindsay / Mendoza / Smith / Walter:
Jus

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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A quiet quartet session intended for loud volume with Jacob Lindsay (reeds), Ava Mendoza (electric guitar), Damon Smith (7-string ergo-bass & lloopp), and Weasel Walter (percussion & bagpipe chanter), unusual tapestries of sound plus a recipe!

Looper  (Martin Kuchen / Nikos Veliotis / Ingar Zach): Dying Sun Looper (Martin Kuchen / Nikos Veliotis / Ingar Zach):
Dying Sun

(Another Timbre -- Greece/UK )

Price: $15.95

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Looper (Nikos Veliotis, Martin Kuchen and Ingar Zach) in Another Timbre's Silence and After series, layered and slowly moving sound work of great depth and subtlety.

Lopez, Francisco: Live in Auckland Lopez, Francisco:
Live in Auckland

(Monotype -- Poland )

Price: $15.95

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Sections of complex deep sound work juxtaposed with stillness in this 43 minute epic of sophisticated industrial environments full of suspense and engaging darkness.

Loriot / Vincent: Bobun: Suite pour Machines a meche Loriot / Vincent:
Bobun: Suite pour Machines a meche

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95

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The string duo Bobun celebrates ten years of creative collaboration with this six piece suite, a studio recording of diverse improvisations that runs the gamut from lowercase minimalism to dense and technically exuberant interaction.

Magic I.D., The : till my breath gives out Magic I.D., The :
till my breath gives out

(erstwhile -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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Superb 1st erstwhile 'pop' release as only an erstwhile artist could define the term: abstract lower case and perceptive songs with dual clarinets and guitar.

Magic I.D., The : till my breath gives out [VINYL] Magic I.D., The :
till my breath gives out [VINYL]

(erstwhile -- USA )

Price: $19.00

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Superb 1st erstwhile 'pop' release as only an erstwhile artist could define the term: abstract lower case and perceptive songs with dual clarinets and guitar.

Malfatti, Radu / Klaus Filip: imaoto Malfatti, Radu / Klaus Filip:
imaoto

(erstwhile -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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The improvising duo of trombonist Radu Malfatti and electronics/sinewave artist Klaus Filip in two extended and beautiful works that investigate the edges of ultraminimalism.

Malfatti, Radu / Taku Unami Malfatti, Radu / Taku Unami:

(erstwhile -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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Performed as part of the AMPLIFY 2011 festival at The Stone in NYC, the duo of trombonist Radu Malfatti and electronic/visual artist Taku Unami presented this long, minimal and dramatic soundwork in a pitch-black room lit only by Unami's visuals.

Merce, Sergio: Microtonal Saxophone Merce, Sergio:
Microtonal Saxophone

(Potlatch -- France )

Price: $12.00

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Using an alto saxophone where the original mechanisms have been replaced with water, gas & compressed air taps, saxophonist Sergio Merce can microtonally move the tuning of any note and create multiphonics, allowing him to play several sonic layers while using circular breathing.

Miguel, Sei: The Tone Gardens Miguel, Sei:
The Tone Gardens

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $13.95

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Milton / Thomas / Jewell / Farmer: Bear Ground Milton / Thomas / Jewell / Farmer:
Bear Ground

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95

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UK improviser Matt Milton plays violin & objects, joined also by drummer/object-ist Patrick Farmer, violist David Thomas and voice/breath/snare player Ryan Jewell.

Milton, Matt / Leo Dumont: scrub Milton, Matt / Leo Dumont:
scrub

(Another Timbre -- Greece/UK )

Price: $10.95

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A half-hour concert of understated and engaging performance of astonishing detail and subtlety from violinist Milton and percussionist Dumont.

Moslang, Norbert: capture Moslang, Norbert:
capture

(Cut -- Switzerland )

Price: $12.00

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Moslang, Norbert: header_change Moslang, Norbert:
header_change

(Cut -- Switzerland )

Price: $14.95

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Norbert Möslang´s latest installment in his long-running work in the transmutation of light into sound.

Murayama / Rives: Axiom For The Duration Murayama / Rives:
Axiom For The Duration

(Potlatch -- France )

Price: $16.95

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Percussionist Seijiro Murayama and Saxophonist Stephane Rives focus on creating drone music while exploring the many subtle variations of texture sounds.

Murayama, Seijiro: Broken Iteration  [2 CDs] Murayama, Seijiro:
Broken Iteration [2 CDs]

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )

Price: $14.95

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A 2-CD release from Japanese percussionist Seijiro Murayama, performing solo on "objects" which combines clearly percussive objects and other electroacoustic items of obscure origin, creating active, rich and curious sonic environments that envelop the listener.

Nakamura / Trayle: Stationary Nakamura / Trayle:
Stationary

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95

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lowercase improvisations from no-input mixer Nakamura and laptop artists Mark Trayle (The Hub, Wadada Leo Smith), three long and complex works from sound, static and feedback.

Nakamura, Toshimaru  / English (Foster, Joe / Jones, Bonnie): One Day Nakamura, Toshimaru / English (Foster, Joe / Jones, Bonnie):
One Day

(erstwhile -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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EA-improv minimalist Toshimaru Nakamura with English (Joe Foster/Bonnie Jones) in a recording made in Tokyo while the three were touring South Korea and Japan in 2007.

Nakamura, Toshimaru : maruto Nakamura, Toshimaru :
maruto

(erstwhile -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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Using his no-input mixing board Toshimaru Nakamura, perhaps the ultimate Onkyo artist, spent two years creating this work, which is also the second release in the Erstsolo series.

Nakamura, Toshimaru / John Butcher: Dusted Machinery Nakamura, Toshimaru / John Butcher:
Dusted Machinery

(Monotype -- Poland )

Price: $12.76

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Collaborating since 2002, saxophonist John Butcher and no-input mixing board artist Toshimaru Nakamura made these recordings during David Sylvian's "When we return you won't recognise us" project.

Naoshima / Takeda / Kawasaki / Takeuchi / Koike / Kawaguchi / Totsuka: Septet Naoshima / Takeda / Kawasaki / Takeuchi / Koike / Kawaguchi / Totsuka:
Septet

(Ftarri/Improvised Music from Japan -- Japan )

Price: $16.95

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Narthex (Baron / Blairon): Formnction Narthex (Baron / Blairon):
Formnction

(Potlatch -- France )

Price: $12.65

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Saxophonist Marc Baron & bassist Loic Blairon recorded 6 improvisations and then recomposed and organized them into these two 30 minute works, one acoustic and one digital.

Neumann, Andrea / Bonnie Jones: Green Just As I Could See Neumann, Andrea / Bonnie Jones:
Green Just As I Could See

(erstwhile -- USA )

Price: $12.00

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Four extended electroacoustic works from Berlin's inside pianist and mixing board artist Andrea Neumann and Baltimore's Bonnie Jones on electronics, minimal and edgy pieces of unusual and absorbing character.

NG4 Quartet (Keith Rowe / Anthony Taillard / Emmanuel Leduc / Julien Ottavi): A Quartet For Guitars NG4 Quartet (Keith Rowe / Anthony Taillard / Emmanuel Leduc / Julien Ottavi):
A Quartet For Guitars

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

Price: $14.95

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Keith Rowe, Anthony Taillard, Emmanuel Leduc and Julien Ottavi perform on electric guitars and electronics, following a score of 9 sections worked out between them for over a year before recording these six improvisations.

Noyes, Lee: Xiazhi Noyes, Lee:
Xiazhi

(Idealstate Recordings -- Sweden )

Price: $12.95

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An extended and extremely quiet set of pieces from sound artist Lee Noyes, using extreme tonal sources and slowly building suspense through glacial pacing and unexpected interventions.

Oliver, Cody: Microclimate Oliver, Cody:
Microclimate

(House Leek Audio -- Canada )

Price: $9.95

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Perlowin, Shane / Jacob Wick : Objet A [CASSETTE] Perlowin, Shane / Jacob Wick :
Objet A [CASSETTE]

(Prom Night Records -- USA )

Price: $7.16

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A freely improvised collaboration between Ahleuchatistas guitarist Shane Perlowin and trumpeter Jacob Wick, both using a contemplative approach of unusual and extended techniques while allowing space and tension to develop their deceptively rich dialog.

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

(Potlatch -- France )

Price: $15.95

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A collection of materials for solo guitarist, written by Michael Pisaro and here performed by Christian Alvear, presenting the performer with up to 12 fragments which can be played in any order and which allow for various transformations, cuts, extensions and silences.

Pisaro, Michael / Greg Stuart: Hearing Metal 2 Pisaro, Michael / Greg Stuart:
Hearing Metal 2

(Gravity Wave -- USA )

Price: $14.95

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The second part of composer Michael Pisaro's "Hearing Metal" series, Pisaro performing on field recordings, radio, guitar, sine tones, with Greg Stuart performing on a diverse set of percussive instruments.



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