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

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27697
Catalog Code: AS048
Country: USA
 
Price: $3.00



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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] [Used Item]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27696
Catalog Code: AS047
Country: USA
 
Price: $3.00



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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.


Shirosihi / Golia / Fujioka / Cline: Borasisi

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27531
Catalog Code: AS101
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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Two drums and two saxophones merge to create this epic 2-part free jazz trek - "Right Eye Sun" and "Left Eye Moon", the album title taken from a sun deity in Kurt Vonnegut's novel "Cat's Cradle", who mated with the moon; this pairing is realized by West Coast masterful musicians Patrick Shiroishi & Vinny Golia (sax) and Dylan Fujioka and Alex Cline (drums & percussion).


Eisenstadt, Harris (Malaby / Roebke / Bishop): Old Growth Forest II [CD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27530
Catalog Code: AS093
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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NY drummer Harris Eisenstadt composes for his quartet with Jeb Bishop on trombone, Tony Malaby on tenor & soprano saxophones, and Jason Roebke on bass, recording live at a Jazzshares concert in The Parlor Room, Northampton, Massachusetts, in their second tour performing Eisenstadt's inventive compositions leading to strong, lyrical soloing with unexpected twists and turns.


Greene / Smith / Moses: Life's Intense Mystery

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27529
Catalog Code: AS090
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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Performing live at Lily Pad in Cambridge, MA, the trio of free jazz piano legend Burton Green in a trio with bassist Damon Smith and drummer Ra-Kalam Bob Moses, in 6 collective improvisations, with impressive playing from all three as they segway through the three part "Life's Intense Mystery", taking exploratory moments and even some "Kid Play" inbetween.


Thomas / Butcher / Solberg : Fictional Souvenirs [CD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27527
Catalog Code: AS088
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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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.


Eisenstadt, Harris (Malaby / Roebke / Bishop): Old Growth Forest II [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27466
Catalog Code: AS093
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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NY drummer Harris Eisenstadt composes for his quartet with Jeb Bishop on trombone, Tony Malaby on tenor & soprano saxophones, and Jason Roebke on bass, recording live at a Jazzshares concert in The Parlor Room, Northampton, Massachusetts, in their second tour performing Eisenstadt's inventive compositions leading to strong, lyrical soloing with unexpected twists and turns.


Shirosihi / Golia / Fujioka / Cline: Borasisi [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27465
Catalog Code: AS101
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



In Stock



Two drums and two saxophones merge to create this epic 2-part free jazz trek - "Right Eye Sun" and "Left Eye Moon", the album title taken from a sun deity in Kurt Vonnegut's novel "Cat's Cradle", who mated with the moon; this pairing is realized by West Coast masterful musicians Patrick Shiroishi & Vinny Golia (sax) and Dylan Fujioka and Alex Cline (drums & percussion).


Greene / Smith / Moses: Life's Intense Mystery [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27464
Catalog Code: AS090
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



In Stock



Performing live at Lily Pad in Cambridge, MA, the trio of free jazz piano legend Burton Green in a trio with bassist Damon Smith and drummer Ra-Kalam Bob Moses, in 6 collective improvisations, with impressive playing from all three as they segway through the three part "Life's Intense Mystery", taking exploratory moments and even some "Kid Play" inbetween.


Thomas / Butcher / Solberg : Fictional Souvenirs [CASSETTE]

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



In Stock



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.


Caloia, Nicolas / Yves Charuest / Karl Fousek : Maps To Hands [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27385
Catalog Code: AS094
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Extremely active electro-fueled free improvisation from the Montreal trio of Nicolas Caloia on double bass, Yves Charuest on alto saxophone, and Karl Fousek on analog synth, their second album presenting seven quirky and captivating conversations of confident sax and bass work interrupted and played with by Fousek's interventions, like a free improv Pere Ubu.


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!


Laurenzi, Dustin: Snaketime: The Music Of Moondog [VINYL]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27379
Catalog Code: AS084
Country: USA
 
Price: $15.95



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The Viking of 5th Avenue, the melodic compositions of eccentric NY composer Moondog (Louis Thomas Hardin) are explored through inventive and lyrical arrangements for improvisations in a Chicago octet performing live at the Hungry Brain, brought together by tenor saxophonist Dustin Laurenzi, with Jason Stein, Nick Mazzarella, Chad McCullough, two drummers and bass.


Bloor: Drolleries [Used Item]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27272
Catalog Code: AS084
Country: USA
 
Price: $6.95



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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 [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.


Cameron, Lisa / Sandy Ewen: See Creatures [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 26771
Catalog Code: AS080
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Essentially two guitarists with some very unusual outboard equipment and an odd oceanic attitude, as West Coast/NY transplant guitarist Sandy Ewens meets Austin, TX lap steel guitarist Lisa Cameron, both using objects, percussion and feedback to create a remarkably diverse set of deep sea and nautical sounds, a semblance of sailing on a very temperamental vessel.


Lopez, Brandon : quoniam facta sum vilis

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 26557
Catalog Code: AS075
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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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.


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.


East of the Valley Blues (Kevin & Patrick Cahill): Ressemblera [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 26523
Catalog Code: AS073
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Twin brothers Kevin and Patrick Cahill, AKA East of the Valley Blues, are a Toronto-based guitar duo who have released a series of albums blending country, folk and world approaches with a Fahey-esque overtone, here in an extended work of interactive playing that has a nearly telepathic feel in the give and take these two brothers bring to their instruments.


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



In Stock



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



Out of Stock



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.


Stewart, Luke: Works for Upright Bass & Amplifier [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 26098
Catalog Code: AS067
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Bassist and sound artist Luke Stewart is a Washington, DC stalwart, a member of a variety of improvised and rock bands and active in Sonic Circuits, and also an Artist-In-Residence at Union Arts and Manufacturing; this solo work uses the resonant feedback of an amplifier with unusual double bass technique to coax a fascinating journey that accompanied his 2017 art exhibit.


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

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 26096
Catalog Code: AS050
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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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.


Brotzmann, Peter / Fred Lonberg-Holm: Ouroboros [VINYL]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 25703
Catalog Code: AS043
Country: USA
 
Price: $15.95



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The follow-up to 2008's Brotzmann/Lonberg-Holm duo album on Atavistic, "The Brain of the Dog in Section", this limited LP was recorded in 2011 at The Loft in Koln, Germany, bringing multi-reed legend Peter Brotzmann together again with Chicago cellist and electronic artist Fred Lonberg-Holm for a thrilling album of diverse, dynamic, and superb improvisation.


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.


Hooker, William Trio (Feat. Ava Mendoza / Damon Smith): Remembering [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 25471
Catalog Code: AS063
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Downtown NY drummer William Hooker leads a trio with West Coast players, Damon Smith on double bass and Ava Mendoza on guitar, for a live album at New York University in 2017 that blends free jazz and avant rock forms to create something unique and powerful, yet filled with moments of intrinsic beauty and drama, a great amalgamation of free playing.


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.