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Thomas / Butcher / Solberg : Fictional Souvenirs [CASSETTE]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27463
Catalog Code: AS088
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Performing in concert at Iklectik in London in 2017, the UK and Norwegian free improvising trio of Pat Thomas on Moog Theremini & IPad based electronics, John Butcher on saxophones, and Stale Liavik Solberg on drums & percussion impress through a mix of masterful free playing and eclectic electroacoustic conversations, an adventurous and wonderfully unpredictable set.


Rumback, Charles (w/ Jim Baker / James Singleton / Greg Ward): Cadillac Turns

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27383
Catalog Code: AS097
Country: USA
 
Price: $9.95



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After a chance encounter between bassist James Singleton and drummer Rumback, Steve Marquette, organizer of the Chicago-based Instigation Festival, paired the two to perform in the 2017 fest, Rumback adding Jim Baker on piano and Greg Ward on alto saxophone as they perform live versions of some of Rumback's finest and most lyrical compositions.


Warnecke, Pierce / Louis Laurain: Phonotypic Plasticity [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27382
Catalog Code: AS092
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Pairing electronics with cornet, the duo of French cornetist Louis Laurain and US/Berlin electronicist Pierce Warnecke create an absolutely impressive and frequently frightening confluence of brass and sound, from slow interference tones to fully amplified microscopic elaboration, building environments that shift to surprise, alarm, and entrance their listeners.


Spires That In The Sunset Rise: House Ecstatic [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27381
Catalog Code: AS087
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Hard-edged Chicago/NY free improvisation from the female duo of Kathleen Baird on piano, flute and voice, and Taralie Peterson on saxophone, flute and voice, the two, who have recorded with Michael Zerang, show their powerful chops through skronky conversation recorded in 3 locations from Decatur, IL through Madison, WI to Brooklyn, NY.


Wick, Jacob / Phil Sudderberg: Combinatory Pleasures [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27380
Catalog Code: AS085
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Finding free improvising trumpeter Jacob Wick, a master of lowercase approaches using unorthodox techniques, in a more active setting with Chicago drummer Phil Sudderberg (Marker with Vanderkmark, Dave Rempis); together they challenge each other in a give and take of skill and solid discussion, leaving room for unusual and sometimes aberrant technique; joyful!


Bloor: Drolleries [CASSETTE]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27189
Catalog Code: AS084
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Drolleries are small creatures adorning the margins of 13th-15th century illuminated manuscripts; Sam Weinberger is a Brooklyn saxophonist known for groups W-2 and this Bloor project with electric guitarist Andrew Smiley and drummer Jason Nazary, an assertive and rugged trio playing Weinberg's compositions about the perceptual phenomenon of ever-changing repetition.


Bloor: Drolleries

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27188
Catalog Code: AS084
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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Drolleries are small creatures adorning the margins of 13th-15th century illuminated manuscripts; Sam Weinberger is a Brooklyn saxophonist known for groups W-2, and this Bloor project with electric guitarist Andrew Smiley and drummer Jason Nazary, an assertive and rugged trio playing Weinberg's compositions about the perceptual phenomenon of ever-changing repetition.


DeDionyso / Meek / Rico: From The Land of the Wicked King [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 26774
Catalog Code: AS078
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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A joint release between Noel Meek's New Zealand label Called God In The Music and Astral Spirits, the trio of Meek himself on electronics, Arrington de Dionyso on saxophone and Rodrigo Rico on drums are caught live at Gallery 1412 in Seattle, WA in 2017 for a freely improvised album of controlled chaos among intensely wicked and mischievous electroacoustic improv.


Bondi, Cyril & d'incise: Mem, Aleph & Lassis performed by The Pitch & Bondi / d'incise / Majkowski [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 26773
Catalog Code: AS079
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Two distinct version of this 2018 composition by organist Cyril Bondi & sound artist d'incise, based on three fragments of Michel-Richard De Lalande "Lecons de Tenebres", on one side performed by the trio The Pitch of Boris Baltschun (organ), Koen Nutters (double bass) and Morten J. Olsen (vibes), and on the other side by Bondi, d'incise, and bassist Mike Majkowski.


Hatcher, Gerrit: Parables for the Tenor [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 26772
Catalog Code: AS083
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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An extremely intimate album of solo saxophone improvisation from Chicago tenor saxophonist, improviser, and composer Gerrit Hatcher, known for his work with Mars Williams, Julian Kirshner, &c., in his second solo album, playing music that can be embraced and understood, sharing his vulnerabilities and conviction alongside his strength on the horn.


Kuzu (Dave Rempis / Tashi Dorji / Tyler Damon): Hiljaisuus [VINYL]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 26524
Catalog Code: AS065
Country: USA
 
Price: $15.95



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Kuzu is a hard-charging but patient trio that came together in the fall of 2017, after saxophonist Dave Rempis, a stalwart of the Chicago improvised music scene, worked with both Tashi Dorji (guitar) and Tyler Damon (drums) individually as part of a lengthy solo tour of the U.S.; this new trio is captured at Elastic Arts, in Chicago in an intense and dynamic live set.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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.


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.


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.


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!


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.