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Thomas / Butcher / Solberg : Fictional Souvenirs [CD] [Used Item]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 28309
Catalog Code: AS088
Country: USA
 
Price: $5.95



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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.


Fisher, Colin Quartet: Living Midnight

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 28263
Catalog Code: AS107
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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Toronto-area saxophonist Colin Fisher, best known for his group I Have Eaten The City, with his collective quartet of NY players Daniel Carter on tenor, alto & soprano saxophones + clarinet & flute, Brandon Lopez on upright bass, and Marc Edwards on drums & percussion, for three extended and exploratory improvisations of exemplary creative insight.


Fraser, Nick / Kris Davis / Tony Malaby (with Laubrock & Allemano): Zoning

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 28262
Catalog Code: AS112CD
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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Recording in Toronto, the core trio of drummer Nick Fraser, saxophonist Tony Malaby and pianist Kris Davis are joined on four tracks by tenor saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and trumpeter Lina Allemano, in an album of composed and collective improvisation, merging Toronto, NY and European influences in an accomplished album of diverse approaches and orchestrations.


Fisher, Colin Quartet: Living Midnight [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 28251
Catalog Code: AS107
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Toronto-area saxophonist Colin Fisher, best known for his group I Have Eaten The City, with his collective quartet of NY players Daniel Carter on tenor, alto & soprano saxophones + clarinet & flute, Brandon Lopez on upright bass, and Marc Edwards on drums & percussion, for three extended and exploratory improvisations of exemplary creative insight.


Fraser, Nick / Kris Davis / Tony Malaby (with Laubrock & Allemano): Zoning [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 28250
Catalog Code: AS112
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Recording in Toronto, the core trio of drummer Nick Fraser, saxophonist Tony Malaby and pianist Kris Davis are joined on four tracks by tenor saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and trumpeter Lina Allemano, in an album of composed and collective improvisation, merging Toronto, NY and European influences in an accomplished album of diverse approaches and orchestrations.


Komeshi Trio (Kolovos / Shiroishi / Meek): The Master Speaks Thrice [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 28249
Catalog Code: AS110
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Dark and demanding improvisation, each side of this album an extended foray into dark and dangerous explorations from the Los Angeles trio of Peter Kolovos on guitar, Patrick Shiroishi on saxophone, and Noel Meek on electronics and tapes, Shiroishi's sweeping tones matching the electronics and effected guitar in a glorious nightmare of darkly imaginative sound.


Nealand, Aurora / Steve Marquette / Anton Hatwich / Paul Thibodeaux: Kobra Quartet [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 28248
Catalog Code: AS116
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Quietly lurking as it prepares to attack, this Kobra is the free improvising quaret of Aurora Nealand on accordion, alto saxophone, voice & objects, Steve Marquette on acoustic & electric guitars, Anton Hatwich on bass, and Paul Thibodeaux on drums, captured live at Chicago's Hungry Brain during the Instigation Festival for a mysterious 2-part "New Omens" and some "Telly Attire".


Berman / Lytton / Roebke: Trio Discrepancies [VINYL]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 28075
Catalog Code: AS096
Country: USA
 
Price: $19.95



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The 2nd release from the trio of Chicago cornetist Josh Berman, UK drummer/percussionist Paul Lytton and Chicago bassist Jason Roebke, featuring material recorded during the trio's April 2018 European tour, in two extended side-long improvisations from Padova, Italy and Trondheim, Norway, in sets of profound technique and creative prowess; exceptional.


Alcorn, Susan / Joe McPhee / Ken Vandermark: Invitation To A Dream [VINYL]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27996
Catalog Code: AS100LP
Country: USA
 
Price: $19.95



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An excellent album of informed free improvisation in the debut of this masterful trio of legendary musicians spread across the US--Joe McPhee on soprano sax & pocket trumpet [NY], Ken Vandermark on tenor sax & clarinet [Chicago], and Susan Alcorn on pedal steel guitar [Texas], a profound album from assertive to introspective playing in seven captivating collective improvisations.


Alcorn, Susan / Joe McPhee / Ken Vandermark: Invitation To A Dream

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27994
Catalog Code: AS100CD
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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An excellent album of informed free improvisation in the debut of this masterful trio of legendary musicians spread across the US--Joe McPhee on soprano sax & pocket trumpet [NY], Ken Vandermark on tenor sax & clarinet [Chicago], and Susan Alcorn on pedal steel guitar [Texas], a profound album from assertive to introspective playing in seven captivating collective improvisations.


Sfyria Trio: Rockefeller Concert [CASSETTE]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27993
Catalog Code: AS109
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Since 2016 Sfyria Trio is the Chicago/NY free improvising trio of tenor saxophonist Sam Decker (Shorve, Logan Strosahl Team, Green and Grass), bassist Charlie Kirchen (The Few, Rooms, Charlie Kirchen Quartet), and drummer Matt Carroll (Ohmme, Typical Sisters, Rooms), performing their unique improv idiom incorporating elements from a wide range of musical perspectives.


Mazurek, Rob: Psychotropic Electric Eel Dreams IV

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27992
Catalog Code: AS114
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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Recordings from the 4-channel sound composition for the ESS Florasonic installation series at Lincoln Park Conservatory in Chicago, of Rob Mazurek's work using recordings of electric eels from National Institute of Research and Technology in Manaus, Brazil, combined with analog/digital synthesis to create environments of beautiful undulating and radiant sonic textures.


Mazurek, Rob: Love Waves Ecstatic Charge

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27991
Catalog Code: AS113
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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One of three releases in Rob Mazurek's Marfa Trio, recorded in Marfa, TX, using 106 distorted still images and fragmented skipping sound from video shot at Abbaye Royal de Fontevraud, France in 2005, repurposed for this intense and wild sound work which processes the images through modular synth and computer, shaped by Mazurek's unique approach to sound.


Mazurek, Rob: Desert Encrypts Vol. 1

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27990
Catalog Code: AS115
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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The third volume in trumpeter Rob Mazurek's Marfa Trilogy, inspired by the desert surroundings of Marfa, TX where Mazurek held his first Desert Encrypts Festival, this album captured live with the superb quartet of Kris Davis on piano, Chad Taylor on drums, and Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten on bass, for 6 passionate and compelling works of modern jazz.


Tereshkova (Jeff Lane): Chunks of Monochrome Rainbows [DOUBLE CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27918
Catalog Code: AS108
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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Portland Oregon composer and sound artist Jeff Lane, co-founder of the Chicago/Portland record label Never Anything, as his alter-ego Tereshkova in a large work of electronic composition, part concrete, part acousmatic, spanning two cassettes with four side-long pieces, each an extended journey in mood, motion, perplexing sources and embrace-ably interesting.


Mazzarella, Nick Trio: Counterbalance [VINYL]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27917
Catalog Code: AS106
Country: USA
 
Price: $18.95



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From 2008-16 until drummer Frank Rosaly moved to Amsterdam, alto saxophonist Nick Mazzarella's Trio was an active part of Chicago's creative jazz scene; in early 2018 Rosaly returned for a visit and Mazzarella composed a suite of 6 new pieces to commemorate the trio's tenth anniversary, the exuberant result this excellent concert recorded at Co-Prosperity Sphere!


Amado, Rodrigo / Chris Corsano: No Place To Fall

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27916
Catalog Code: AS103CD
Country: USA
 
Price: $11.95



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Having previously worked together with Joe McPhee and Kent Kessler, this album distills the Portuguese saxophonist Rodrigo Amado and NY drummer/percussionist Chris Corsano to a concentrated sax and drum duo of earnest and edgy playing, bending jazz, free and blues idioms to their will with magnificent technique and power, both clearly elated in their meeting.


Amado, Rodrigo / Chris Corsano: No Place To Fall [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27915
Catalog Code: AS103
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Having previously worked together with Joe McPhee and Kent Kessler, this album distills the Portuguese saxophonist Rodrigo Amado and NY drummer/percussionist Chris Corsano to a concentrated sax and drum duo of earnest and edgy playing, bending jazz, free and blues idioms to their will with magnificent technique and power, both clearly elated in their meeting.


Ali / Bordreuil / Mattrey : I Used To Sing So Lyrical [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27914
Catalog Code: AS102
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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The debut recording of New York double bassist Sean Ali's improvising string trio with violist Joanna Mattrey and cellist Leila Bordreuil, having worked together since 2015, each brings impressive technique and a somewhat twisted approach to their strings in a diverse set of extended improvisation from pensive and spacious to formidable density.


Rousay, Claire: Aerophobia [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27913
Catalog Code: AS089
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.59



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Exploring human relationships and self perception through the use of physical objects and their potential sounds, San Antonio drummer Claire Rousay, who has worked with Jacob Wick, Ken Vandermark, Brandon Lopez, &c. recorded these six solo drum performances in the studio, developing each in a way that shows her strong technical skills and narrative voice on the drums.


CARL (Damon Smith / Daniel Kamins / Andrew Durham): Solid Bottom [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

Label: Astral Spirits
Product Code: 27912
Catalog Code: AS091
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.95



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Two basses and a lower-end saxophone from the trio of Damon Smith on double bass, Andrew Durham on electric bass, and Danny Kamins on baritone sax, Durham also adding effects and "Radio Manipulation" to their deep sound, Durham & Kamins the core of CARL with Damon Smith adding extra underpinnings to their slowly developing, sometimes pensive, sometimes cantankerous, profound improvisation.


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



Out of 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.


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 [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



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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.