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Crazy Bread (Ryley Walker / Max Allison): Vocoder Divorce [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 26522
Catalog Code: AS074
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Recorded in one day without any overdubs, the duo of electric guitarist Ryley Walker and Maxwell Allison improvising on a cassette deck with pre-recorded tapes of synthesizer, drum machine, and loops, present a diverse and wildly schizophrenic collections of genres including drone ambience, krautrock, skronky juxtapostions, and free-jazz electronics.


Kirchner, Quin: The Other Side Of Time [2 CDs w/BONUS TRACKS]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 26521
Catalog Code: AS058
Country: USA
 
Price: $24.95



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Known as a superlative sideman, Chicago drummer/percussionist Quin Kirchner's debut as a leader brings together trombonist Nick Broste, bass clarinetist Jason Stein, saxophonist Nate Lepine, pianist Ben Boye and bassist Matt Ulery for an excellent album of spiritual free playing with compositions from Sun Ra, Andrew Hill, Charles Mingus, Paul Motian, Phil Cohran, &c.


Lopez, Brandon : quoniam facta sum vilis [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 26520
Catalog Code: AS075
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Recorded mostly in the May Funerary Chapel in Chicago's Rosehill Cemetery, and partially in Brooklyn's Issue Project Room, NY bassist Brandon Lopez wrote these intense solo compositions for double bass as a response to the musical intention of Bach's cello suites by creating an inversion, seeking beauty amidst violence and erratic approaches.


Hearts & Minds (Jason Stein / Paul Giallorenzo / Chad Taylor): Electroradiance [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 26519
Catalog Code: AS077
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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The second album from this New York and Chicago trio of bass clarinetist Jason Stein, keyboardist Paul Giallorenzo, and drummer Chad Taylor (replacing Frank Rosaly), a funky mix of jazz, electronics and rock that plays free but also melodically, absorbing styles and turning them into an upbeat, rhythmically exciting and lyrically effusive album.


Hearts & Minds (Jason Stein / Paul Giallorenzo / Chad Taylor): Electroradiance

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 26518
Catalog Code: AS077
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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The second album from this New York and Chicago trio of bass clarinetist Jason Stein, keyboardist Paul Giallorenzo, and drummer Chad Taylor (replacing Frank Rosaly), a funky mix of jazz, electronics and rock that plays free but also melodically, absorbing styles and turning them into an upbeat, rhythmically exciting and lyrically effusive album.


Seabrook, Brandon Trio: Convulsionaries [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 26345
Catalog Code: AS076
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Essentially a string trio, guitarist Brandon Seabrook's Trio with upright bassist Henry Fraser and cellist Daniel Levin is anything but typical string fair, blending improvisation with complex composition and rock sensibilities as one of New York's most unique downtown players takes listeners on a diverse and sometimes demented journey through genre and style.


Seabrook, Brandon Trio: Convulsionaries

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 26344
Catalog Code: AS076
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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Essentially a string trio, guitarist Brandon Seabrook's Trio with upright bassist Henry Fraser and cellist Daniel Levin is anything but typical string fair, blending improvisation with complex composition and rock sensibilities as one of New York's most unique downtown players takes listeners on a diverse and sometimes demented journey through genre and style.


Obnox (Lamont Thomas): Templo del Sonido [RED VINYL]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 26295
Catalog Code: AS046
Country: USA
 
Price: $16.95



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Ohio garage and free rock mainstay Lamont Thomas, AKA Obnox, was approached by Astral Spirits to make a free jazz record, the unexpected results sounding more like a rock record in a wild ride of noise, funk, electro, voice, and percussion, a savage album with the protest and pointed sensibilities of the early 60s; pressed on translucent red vinyl.


Mako Sica / Hamid Drake: Ronda [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 26243
Catalog Code: AS072
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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The long-running Chicago free-rock trio Mako Sica currently comprised of Przemyslaw Drazek (trumpet & guitar), Brent Fuscaldo (guitar) and Chaetan Newell (drums & piano) are joined by free improvising legend Hamid Drake on drum kit, tablas and frame drum for a beautiful and rich album of genre merging, spiritually warm, primarily instrumental music, inclusive and persuasive.


Barabe, Charles : De la Fragilite [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 26241
Catalog Code: AS071
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Victoriaville, Quebec electronic composer Charles Barbare creates abstract electroacoustic works, here in an impressive 6-movement work that covers a wide ground from minimalistic rhythmic sections to time-stretched voices and electronics to musique mystery, his inquisitive approach allowing his scores to unfold in decipherable, dramatic and coherent ways.


Barker Trio: Avert Your I [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 26240
Catalog Code: AS064
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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After releasing drummer Andrew Barker's duo with Daniel Carter, "Polyhedron", Astral Spirits takes on Barker's trio album with sidemen Michael Foster on tenor & soprano sax, plus electronics, and Tim Dahl on bass, Barker also adding synth & electronics, for an album of ruggedly intense, propulsive playing with a probing inquisitiveness.


Lux's, Matthew Communication Arts Quartet: Contra/Fact [VINYL]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 26100
Catalog Code: AS052
Country: USA
 
Price: $15.95



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Chicago bassist Matthew Lux (Isotope 217, Exploding Star Orchestra) in an album of effusive and spiritual percussive grooves under electronic and acoustic leads, performed with Ben Lamar Gay on cornet, electronics and percussion, Mikel Patrick Avery on drums, percussion, mellotron and more, and Jayve Montgomery on various woodwinds, samples and percussion.


McCowen, John: 4 Chairs In Three Dimensions [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 26099
Catalog Code: AS068
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Using only acoustic techniques and recording live, New York clarinetist and contrabass clarinetist John McCowen (Tweak Bird, Wei Zhongle) draws out an incredibly impressive array of harmonic difference tones, interference beats and inexplicable sound from these typically monophonic instruments, using circular breathing to create long drones and aberrant textures.


Mockunas, Liudas / Jacek Mazurkiewicz / Hakon Berre: Live In Warsaw [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 26096
Catalog Code: AS050
Country: USA
 
Price: $6.95



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Lithunian reedist Liudas Mockunas, Polish bassist and electronicist Jacek Mazurkiewicz (3Fonia, Warsaw Improvisers Orchestra, Modular String Trio) and Norwegian drummer Hakon Berre (Aram Shelton, Susana Santos Silva) are captured live in Warsaw at Mozg in 2015 for three exploratory improvisations with Mockunas on clarinet, soprano & tenor saxes.


Rempis / Piet / Daisy: Throw Tomatoes [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 25707
Catalog Code: AS060
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Bringing together two live shows from 2017 of the trio of Chicago luminaries, Dave Rempis on saxophones, Tim Daisy on drums, and Matt Piet on piano, in an exhilarating album of free jazz that shows the excitement of all three in what are only their 3rd and 4th live gigs together, each driving the other to enthusiastic heights amidst contemplative and playful moments.


Rempis / Piet / Daisy: Throw Tomatoes

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 25704
Catalog Code: AS060
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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Bringing together two live shows from 2017 of the trio of Chicago luminaries, Dave Rempis on saxophones, Tim Daisy on drums, and Matt Piet on piano, in an exhilarating album of free jazz that shows the excitement of all three in what are only their 3rd and 4th live gigs together, each driving the other to enthusiastic heights amidst contemplative and playful moments.


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

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 25472
Catalog Code: AS062
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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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.


Eave (Anna Webber/ Erik Hove / Vicky Mettler / Evan Tighe): Eave [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 25470
Catalog Code: AS061
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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A mix of New York and Canadian players, "Eave" is the quartet of Anna Webber and Erik Hove on saxophones, Vicky Mettler on guitar and Evan Tighe on drums, a collective abstract improvising band that uses its instruments as much for effect as for conventional playing, with commanding skill in all approaches as they surprise, bemuse and mesmerize the listener.


Irving, Tony / Massimo Magee: The Fog [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 25469
Catalog Code: AS059
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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London scene free players since the 90s, drummer Tony Irving and alto saxophonist Massimo Magee, both of the improvisation duo Ascension, meet in the studio to record seven distinctive and quirky dialogs of strong technical skill, Irving often thundering over Magee's strangling runs and melodic diversions and asides; powerful and unpredictable.


Mazurek, Rob : Chimeric Stoned Horn [CD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 25006
Catalog Code: AS054
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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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.


Moore, Thurston / Umut Caglar: Dunia [VINYL]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 25004
Catalog Code: AS045
Country: USA
 
Price: $15.95



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Recorded in Istanbul, Turkey, guitarist Thurston Moore teams up with Konstrukt guitarist Umut Caglar to record these three rich and twisting pieces, each guitarist extracting unique performances from the other over three pieces that draw on technique and effects to create fragile and heavy sonic environments, an impressive album of modern guitar potential.


Lux's, Matthew Communication Arts Quartet: Contra/Fact [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD CODE]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 25002
Catalog Code: AS052
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



Out of Stock



Chicago bassist Matthew Lux (Isotope 217, Exploding Star Orchestra) in an album of effusive and spiritual percussive grooves under electronic and acoustic leads, performed with Ben Lamar Gay on cornet, electronics and percussion, Mikel Patrick Avery on drums, percussion, mellotron and more, and Jayve Montgomery on various woodwinds, samples and percussion.


HMS (Joe Houpert / Nathan McLaughlin / Erich Steiger): Tetrad [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 24739
Catalog Code: AS049
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Blurring the lines between experimental music, improv, and composition, the trio of Joe Houpert, Nathan McLaughlin, and Erich Steiger use the studio to rework their improvisations, accenting aspects of the acoustic and electronic elements and morphing them in unexpected ways; "think Henry Flynt meets Cluster meets Revolutionary Ensemble".


Foster, Michael / Ben Bennett: In It [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 24738
Catalog Code: AS051
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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The second release for the duo of Ben Bennett on drums, percussions and membranophones, and Michael Foster on tenor, soprano, sopranino saxophones and aerophone, in uniquely voiced improvisations that develop both carefully and, at times, erratically, but always with an ear to interesting dialog that captivates and confuses the listener.


W-2 (Sam Weinberg / Chris Welcome): Fanatics [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 24737
Catalog Code: AS048
Country: USA
 
Price: $6.95



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The Brooklyn duo of saxophonist Sam Weinberg (Captain Phillips) and synth player Chris Welcome (Chris Pitsiokos, Mike Pride) in an album of abrasive, rhythmically abraded and contorted electro-acoustic improvisation, each player embedding themselves into each other's sound, at time making their instruments indistinguishable from one another.


Smiley, Andrew : Dispersal [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 24736
Catalog Code: AS047
Country: USA
 
Price: $6.95



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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.


Majkowski, Mike : Days and Other Days [VINYL]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 23960
Catalog Code: AS038
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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Following double bassist Mike Majkowski's Astral Spirts cassette "Neighbouring Objects", this vinyl release is Majkowski's 7th solo album, here using analog synthesizer, percussion, piano, vibraphone, samples, and field recordings to create an amazing sonic universe through sound, tone, timbre, deep cogitation and mutant interjections.


Sound American: The Cassette Issue tape: Featuring Nate Wooley [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 23959
Catalog Code: AS044
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Nate Wooley's Sound American online magazine presents a complete rehearsal of the trio of Philip White (electronics), Chris Pitsiokos (sax) and C. Spencer Yeh (violin), as they discuss their work and develop a piece entitled "Shredding Treatise"; and an interview by Nate Wooley of Baltimore music researcher, record producer, and writer Ian Nagoski.


More Eaze / A.F. Jones & Steve Flato: Split Release [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 23958
Catalog Code: AS039
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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A split tape from Austin-based More Eaze (aka Marcus Rubio) and San Diego-based duo A.F. Jones and Steve Flato, More Eaze presenting a work of surprising twists, drone, and audio turns; Jones & Flato create an electronic composition of strange detail using a wide auditory palette encompassing the lowest to highest tones.


Monas (Fisher / DeBlase / Millions): Freedom [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 23956
Catalog Code: AS041
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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With connections from both the free jazz and improvising rock scene, including Borbetomagus, Many Arms, Caribou, Anthony Braxton, William Parker, Zevious, &c, the trio of Colin Fisher (saxophone, guitar), Johnny DeBlase (electric bass) and Kid Millions (drums) debut their Monas project of intense, electronically spiked, free form improvisation.


Hearts & Minds (Stein / Giallorenzo / Rosaly): Hearts & Minds [VINYL]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 22554
Catalog Code: AS026
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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The Chicago trio of Jason Stein on bass clarinet, Paul Giallorenzon on keys, and Frank Rosaly on drums, performing a joyful album of lyrical jazz, blending compositions and free playing with modern creative skills and unpredictable, enthusiastic soloing; superb!


Stine, Tim Trio The: Tim Stine Trio [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 22550
Catalog Code: AS035
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Acoustic guitarist Tim Stine and his trio with upright bassist Anton Hatwich and drummer Frank Rosaly, an all-star group of younger Chicago players in an album of buoyant, original improvisations with great give-and-take from a superb working band of contemporaries.


Dockery, R. Lee / Smokey Emery: Cathedrelic [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 22548
Catalog Code: AS030
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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An album of dark and cavernous sound in the second release from the sound-sculpting duo of R. Lee Dockery and Smoke Emery (aka Daniel Hipolito), two long tracks that evolve with the patience and intensity of a dark sacramental journey in deeply detailed drone.


Konstrukt w/ Graham Massey & David McLean: Live at Islington Mills [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 22547
Catalog Code: As031
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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The Turkish Konstrukt trio teamed up with 808 State guitarist Graham Massey and pianist David Andrew McLean (Charles Hayward's Anonymous Bash) for a live album at Islington Mill in Salford England for two sides of blistering avant-funk & cosmic space sounds.


Rankin-Parker/Pearce: Odd Hits [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 22546
Catalog Code: AS033
Country: USA
 
Price: $6.95



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An exhilarating and unusual set of duos for drum and cello from Daniel Pierce and Teddy Rankin-Parker, the latter known for Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble, ICE, and work with Primus; together they deliver intense and captivating polyrhythms and unexpected string sonics.


Chatoyant: Place Of Other Destination [CASSETTE w/ download]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 22168
Catalog Code: AS028
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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With members of Wolf Eyes and Volebeats, Crime and the City Solution, &c. this Detroit quartet blends acoustic and electronic instruments in spontaneous composition with a rock aesthetics, a dark fusion of sound that plays both burning improv and mysterious soundscape.


Bouchons D'Oreilles / Warsaw Improvisers Orchestra: split [CASSETTE with download code]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 21475
Catalog Code: AS025
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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A split tape, side A is the Bouchons D'Oreilles duo of Lukasz Kacperczyk (synth) and Mateusz Wysocki (laptop) focusing on improvisation through electronics; side B is the Warsaw Improvisers Orchestra which includes Kacperczyk, focusing on instant composition.