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

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]

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]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 24737
Catalog Code: AS048
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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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]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 24736
Catalog Code: AS047
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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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: MF133/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]

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]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 23958
Catalog Code: AS043
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.


Birchall / Smal / Webster: Drop Out [CASSETTE]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 23957
Catalog Code: AS042
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Two sides of the London trio of David Birchall on guitar, Rogier Smal on drums, and Colin Webster on alto saxophone, bringing a bit of madness into very free improv, the first side an immersion in unflagging collective improvisation of great detail, the second side bringing introspective dialog into an evolving collaborative free-for-all.


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

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!


Jackson / Baker / Kirshner: The Noisy Miner [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 22552
Catalog Code: AS037
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Chicago mainstays Keefe Jackson on tenor and sopranino sax, Jim Baker on piano and synths, and Julian Kirshner on drums, are caught live at the Constellation in 2015 for a forceful, demanding yet lyrical set of free improvisations, a great example of the fertile Chicago scene.


Dorji, Tashi / Tyler Damon: Live at the Spot +1 [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 22551
Catalog Code: AS034
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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The free improvising duo of Himalayan guitarist Tashi Dorji and drummer Tyler Damon, who preform regularly as a duo based in Asheville, NC and Bloomington, IN, here in a live album of thick and energetic interaction bordering on the ecstatic, recorded in two exhilarating concerts.


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.


Talibam! w/ Alan Wilkinson: It is Dangerous to Lean Out [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 22549
Catalog Code: As032
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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The Downtown NY insanely creative duo Talibam! of Kevin Shea on drums and Matt Motel on keys is joined by free improvising legend, saxophonist Alan Wilkinson, for two incendiary improvisations performed live at Sant'anna Arresi Jazz Festival in Sardinia, Italy.


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: $7.95



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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.


Anker / Lonberg-Holm & Jackson / Serries: Two Duos [CASSETTE with download]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 22170
Catalog Code: AS029
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Two aspects of reed & string duos, side A presents Chicago cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm with Danish/NY saxophonist Lotte Anker in 4 free improvisations of unusual technique; side B is UK saxophonist Dave Jackson & Dirk Serries on electric guitar for an extended improv live at Cafe Oto.


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

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 22168
Catalog Code: AS028
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.61



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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: MF110/AS025
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.61



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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.


Icepick (Nate Wooley, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten & Chris Corsano): Amaranth [VINYL + DOWNLOAD CODE]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 20898
Catalog Code: MF100/AS018
Country: USA
 
Price: $15.95



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Nate Wooley (trumpet), Chris Corsano (percussion) and Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten (bass) recording in Austin, TX for their first proper release as Icepick, 3 tracks of powerfully creative and downright smoldering modern jazz using exceptional skill and passion.


Gate, The: Chuck [CASSETTE with download code]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 20896
Catalog Code: AS021
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.61



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New York tuba player Dan Peck's The Gate with Tom Blancarte on electric upright bass and Brian Osborne on percussion present two tracks of dark, deep improvisation, then join up with Nate Wooley on trumpet & amplifier and Tim Dahl on electric bass for an extended composition.


Taco Bells w/Pekka Airaksinen: S/T [CASSETTE with download code]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 20894
Catalog Code: MF099/AS017
Country: USA
 
Price: $8.95



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The Finnish trio of Sami Pekkola (tenor sax), Tero Kemppainen (double bass) & Jaakkoo Tolvi (drums) with guest Pekka Airaksinen on keyboard for two extended recordings of thick, frenetic, and euphoric free jazz live from Mental Alaska/Ravintola Piano in Helsinki, 2014.


Boxhead Ensemble: La Hora Magica [CASSETTE with download code]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 20592
Catalog Code: AS011
Country: USA
 
Price: $8.95



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A soundtrack of sorts, organized from improvised recordings between Boxhead Ensemble leader Michael Krassner and Adam Busch (Manishevitz, Sonoi) and Wil Hendricks (Califone, Simon Joyner, Lofty Pillars, etc), creative and immersive music to get lost in.


Tredici Bacci / ENPSE: Vai! Vai! Vai!/Concetti [CASSETTE with download code]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 20217
Catalog Code: MF078/AS003
Country: USA
 
Price: $8.95



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On the A side Simon Hanes leads a 14 piece ensemble in an homage to the late 60s/70s Italian soundtracks with a film score to a fictional film "Vai! Vai! Vai!"; on the B side, the improvising Ensemble for the Exploration of New Perspectives in Collective Sound Exploration.