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Dorner, Axel / Jason Kahn: For Berner Munster

Label: Confront
Product Code: 26225
Catalog Code: ccs 91
Country: UK
 
Price: $11.95



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The pairing of German trumpeter Axel Dorner, and NY-born experimental artist Jason Kahn living and performing in Zurich, brings the tradition of avant free jazz and nonidiomatic improvisation into an unusual merging of techniques and approaches, each applying their advanced virtuosity to this intense concert, recorded during Hamburg's Zoom In Festival, 2017.


Benford, Douglas: For Now

Label: Confront
Product Code: 26224
Catalog Code: ccs 90
Country: UK
 
Price: $12.95



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Sprawl Imprint label leader Douglas Benford developed this fascinatingly layered composition with a diverse set of instruments, objects, and field recordings from captures made at the Stockholm Music Museum and at performances in Lithuania and England between 2009 and 2017, assembling them to create this exceptional odyssey of concrete, ambient and ethnic sources.


Endresen, Sidsel / Jan Bang: Hum

Label: Confront
Product Code: 25898
Catalog Code: CORE 003CD
Country: UK
 
Price: $16.95



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Using sampler, dictaphone, and voice, the duo of Sidsel Endresen and Jan Bang improvise and interact to create unorthodox hybrids of fractured electronics and articulated word, as edgy and engaging as it is unusual, captured live at Victoria Nasjonal Jazzscene, in Oslo, Norway in 2016, a great followup to Bang's "And Poppies From Kandahar" Samadhi album.


Demierre, Jacques / Anouck Genthon: Teyerit

Label: Confront
Product Code: 25897
Catalog Code: ccs 88
Country: UK
 
Price: $11.95



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A series of unusual compositions originally written by Jacques Demmiere and Vincent Barras, here reworked by Demmiere and violinist Anouck Genthon, each piece focusing on sounds, breaths, frictions, silences, vowels and consonants, weaving and complementing each other through a mix of traditional, extended and unconventional techniques; fascinating.


Bazelaire, Felicie / Bertrand Denzler: Basse Seule

Label: Confront
Product Code: 25817
Catalog Code: ccs 89
Country: UK
 
Price: $11.95



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A series of etudes and pieces for double bass composed by Bertrand Denzler specifically for Paris-based cellist and double bass player Felicie Bazelaire, presenting 7 etudes and 2 named compositions based on systems that require Bazelair to reveal the complexity of certain characteristics of the double bass within the framework of a solo performance.


Minton, Phil / Roger Turner: Scraps Of Heard

Label: Confront
Product Code: 25657
Catalog Code: ccs 86
Country: UK
 
Price: $11.95



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London Free Improv Scene long-standing members, vocalist Phil Minton and drummer/percussionist Roger Turner's first album together, "Ammo", was released in 1984; the two have continued to record together, and this live recording from 2016 in Hanover, Germany shows the two continuing to create distinctly bizarre and wonderfully personal dialog unlike any other.


Salis, Giacomo / Paolo Sanna: Humyth

Label: Confront
Product Code: 25655
Catalog Code: ccs 85
Country: UK
 
Price: $11.95



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Creative uses of percussion from Italian drummers Giacomo Salis and Paolo Sanna, who explore gesture, movement, listening, and the investigation of natural materials and found objects, in five studio tracks that present the results of their research in both rhythmic sections and sections of abstract sound, honed from concerts, studio albums, and a collaboration with Jeph Jerman.


Maguire, Phil / James L. Malone: Working Title

Label: Confront
Product Code: 25458
Catalog Code: ccs 83
Country: UK
 
Price: $11.95



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Phil Maguire (Verz label) exchanges abstract electronics from a variety of lo-fi devices with glitch and aberrant guitarist James L. Malone, a London improviser who has worked with Eddie Prevost, Phil Durrant, Steve Beresford and Adam Bohman, as the two trade strange sonic disruptions, avoiding pandemonium, instead using noise in pointed discourse.


Edwards, John / Olie Brice: At Iklectik

Label: Confront
Product Code: 25170
Catalog Code: ccs 82
Country: UK
 
Price: $12.95



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Double double bass from the duo of John Edwards and Olie Brice performing live at Iklectik Arts Lab, in London in 2017, a return of sorts as Brice's first live improv gig was opening for the Sunny Murray Trio with Edwards and Bevan; here the two combine, in contrast and confluence as they demonstrate massive technique and concentrative conversation.


Tippetts, Julie / Mark Wastell: Unraveling The Waterfall

Label: Confront
Product Code: 24988
Catalog Code: core 02
Country: UK
 
Price: $13.95



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An intensely concentrative and deeply spiritual performance at Cafe Oto in 2017 from the duo of Julie Tippetts on voice, Sri Lankan hand drums, bells, singing bowls, water bowls, thumb piano, seed pod shaker, Balinese mini xylophone, and struck hand drum, and Mark Wastell on tam tam, cracked ride cymbal, shruti box, chimes, hand drum, Indian temple bells, and singing bowls.


Wolfarth, Christian / Jason Kahn: Percussion / Voice

Label: Confront
Product Code: 24735
Catalog Code: ccs 81
Country: UK
 
Price: $13.95



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An absorbing album of percussion and voice from the working duo of Christian Wolfarth on drums and percussion, and Jason Kahn on voice, for two extended improvisations of cathartic vocal expression and assertive rhythmic and reflective percussive accompaniment, balancing eccentric and mesmerizing sound in gripping and compelling ways.


Schindler, Udo: Botenstoffe

Label: Confront
Product Code: 24733
Catalog Code: ccs 79
Country: UK
 
Price: $13.95



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A series of duo recordings between saxophonist, clarinetist and cornet player Udo Schindler and pianists, all recorded at Schindler's Salon for Sound and Art at Krailing, Germany between 2013 and 2016, with Claudia Ulla Binder, Masako Ohta, Elisabeth Harnik, Katharnia Weber, and Lisa Ullen; song titles taken from SONDAGEN (Soundings) in memory of poet Thomas Kling.


Cundy, Chris: The Disruptive Forest

Label: Confront
Product Code: 23800
Catalog Code: ccs 77
Country: UK
 
Price: $13.95



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A combination of cyclical themes, made-up folk dances, and invented improvisations from UK reedist Chris Cundy, performing on bass clarinet at the Cheltenham Synagogue for 10 compositions developed specifically for this Confront recording as playful pieces intended as popular music for solo bass clarinet.


Collusion Duo (Nick Smith / Mark Wastell): Refraction

Label: Confront
Product Code: 23303
Catalog Code: ccs 75
Country: UK
 
Price: $13.95



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Violinist and percussionist Nick Smith, having access to St. Mary's Church at Great Baddow for music performance and rehearsals, made his first use of the space in 1996 in a duo with Mark Wastell on violincello, preparations and percussion, where they used the acoustics of the church to enhance their detailed and absorbing improvisations.


Wadham, Rachael / Philippe Lenglet / Bruno Duplant: everydayisagoodday

Label: Confront
Product Code: 23302
Catalog Code: ccs 74
Country: UK
 
Price: $13.95



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Starting from John Cage's Zen quote--"Every day is a good day"--the trio of Rachael Wadham on piano, Philippe Lenglet on acoustic guitar and cithar (a type of harp), and contrabass, recorded these improvisations approaching their instruments not for melodies but as tools for experimentation, from which this trio finds a wealth of inventive sound.


Jerman / Salis / Sanna: KIO GE

Label: Confront
Product Code: 23217
Catalog Code: ccs 72
Country: UK
 
Price: $13.95



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A collaboration between American sound artist Jeph Jerman and Italian percussionists Paolo Sanna and Giacomo Salis, twelve intriguing short improvisations using extended techniques and lowercase approaches that include minimal textures, field recordings, abstract atmospheres and organic sounds.


Shiroishi, Patrick : Ima

Label: Confront
Product Code: 23216
Catalog Code: ccs 71
Country: UK
 
Price: $13.95



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US West Coast multi-instrumentalist Patrick Shiroishi performs an unorthodox set at 2575 Mission in Los Angeles, California, using alto saxophone, bells, electric toothbrush, ipod, pie tin, spoons, tape player, and voice to create a yearning work expressing the frustration of longing and estrangement.


Woods, Seth Parker: asinglewordisnotenough

Label: Confront
Product Code: 23214
Catalog Code: ccs 69
Country: UK
 
Price: $13.95



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Violinist Seth Parker Woods presents four extraordinary compositions, the first for solo cello and voice from Edward Hamel, and then one work each for cello and electronics from Michael Clarke, George Lewis, and Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, each sophisticated, suprising, and beautifully executed pieces taking the cello into unique creative territory.


Chase, Brian / Andrea Parkins: Avalanche of Routes

Label: Confront
Product Code: 22688
Catalog Code: ccs 67
Country: UK
 
Price: $13.95



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The NY duo of accordionist Andrea Parkins, using self-designed virtual instruments, field recordings, everyday objects and small instruments, and drummer Brian Chase, applying guitar pedals to his percussion, create fascinating sculpted works of electroacoustic improvisation.


Silver / Sanders / Wheatley: NAX/XUS

Label: Confront
Product Code: 22645
Catalog Code: ccs 66
Country: Great Britain
 
Price: $13.95



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Performing together since 2014, the free improvising trio of Yoni Silver on bass clarinet, Mark Sanders on drums, and Tom Wheatley on double bass are captured live at the Hundred Years Gallery in London, in 2015 for a dark and spacious journey in two large improvisations.


Denzler, Bertrand / Antonin Gerbal / Alex Dorner: Le Ring

Label: Confront
Product Code: 22545
Catalog Code: ccs 65
Country: Great Britain
 
Price: $13.95



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Having performed in duos previously, this trio came together at Festival Noise No. 5, at Theatre Le Ring, in Toulouse, the sound of the group is a "malleable space in which the musicians generate small or bigger shapes, simple and complex sounds, irregular and mechanical rhythms."


Jerman / Barnes: Goethe

Label: Confront
Product Code: 22544
Catalog Code: ccs 64
Country: Great Britain
 
Price: $13.95



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An extended improvisation of muted sound from the long-running duo of Jeph Jerman and Tim Barnes, performing live at Non-Event in Boston, creating mysterious analog sounds and cycles of drones with underlaying metallic textures creating an environment of suspense.


Sealed Knot, The : Trembling Shade

Label: Confront
Product Code: 22079
Catalog Code: ccs 63
Country: Great Britain
 
Price: $13.95



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Two 2015 recordings at Exploratorium in Berlin, 2015 from the long-running project The Sealed Knot of percussionist Burkhard Beins, harpist Rhodri Davies, and double bassist Mark Wastell, in a dynamic set of percussive invocations and detailed sound work of unusual technique.


Brighton, Ian : Now And Then

Label: Confront
Product Code: 21931
Catalog Code: ccs 62
Country: Great Britain
 
Price: $13.95



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British guitar Ian Brighton was tutored by Derek Bailey, and was a member of John Stevens' Spontaneous Music Ensemble and the Tony Oxley Quartet; this release coincides with the guitarist's 72nd birthday, in a variety of setting with a great list of improvisers.


Schall Und Rausch (Mukarji / Arrias / Dorner / Fagaschinski): Vapour

Label: Confront
Product Code: 21930
Catalog Code: ccs 61
Country: Great Britain
 
Price: $13.95



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Meaning "sound and smoke", the quartet of trumpeter Axel Dorner, pianist Tisha Mukarji, and reedist Johan Arrias & Kai Fagaschinski are caught live at Ausland in Berlin for a set of tonal improvisations based on compositions, creating outstanding textural environments.


10tet (Akiyama / Kamura / Malfatti / Kinoshita / Okura / Veliotis / Unami / Koike / Filip / Sugimoto): 10tet

Label: Confront
Product Code: 21929
Catalog Code: ccs 60
Country: Great Britain
 
Price: $13.95



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Ten prominents electroacoustic improvisers--Tetuzi Akiyama, Moe Kamura, Radu Malfatti, Kazushige Kinoshita, Masahiko Okura, Nikos Veliotis, Taku Unami, Toshihiro Koike, Klaus Filip, Taku Sugimoto--performing live at Ftarri in 2013, for subtle and exquisite lowercase sound.


Cremaster & Sophie Agnel (Fages / Monteiro / Agnel): Isotopic

Label: Confront
Product Code: 21928
Catalog Code: ccs 59
Country: Great Britain
 
Price: $13.95



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The results of years of collaboration between the Cremaster electroacoustic improvising duo of Ferran Fages and Alfredo Costa Monteiro with pianist Sophie Agnel, in a remarkable album of fragile yet rich tones and tonal punctuations, a feast of timbral possibilities.


Boghossian, Herve : F.E.R. (for Eliane Radigue)

Label: Confront
Product Code: 21927
Catalog Code: ccs 58
Country: Great Britain
 
Price: $13.95



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French composer Herve Boghossian pays hommage to electronic composer Eliane Radigue while asserting his own approach to continuous electronic sound in textures and pulsations, using a laptop recording feedback, plus harmonicas, drums, brooms, tuner and voice.


Bohman, Adam / Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg: Bagpipes And Blackberries

Label: Confront
Product Code: 21926
Catalog Code: ccs 57
Country: Great Britain
 
Price: $13.95



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A strange set of improvisations from London, pairing Adam Bohman on his unusually percussive and inexplicable unamplified objects with the odd vocalisations of Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg, very much in a Phil Minton mode, for four very unique studio recordings.


Butcher, John / Michael Duch: Fjordgata

Label: Confront
Product Code: 21925
Catalog Code: ccs 56
Country: Great Britain
 
Price: $13.95



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A live recording at the Jazzfest Trondheim, Trondelag Senter for Samtidskunst, in May 2015 from the freely improvising duo of John Butcher and contrabassist Michael Duch, a superb extended concert of incredible reed technique and concept anchored by Duch's flexible bass work.


Social Insects (Koch / Badrut): Social Insects II

Label: Confront
Product Code: 21924
Catalog Code: ccs 55
Country: Great Britain
 
Price: $13.95



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Sparse yet intently focused interaction with unusual timbre and technique in the 2nd release from the working duo of Hans Koch (Koch-Schutz-Studer) and Gaudenz Badrutt (strom), pairing reeds and electronics in micro-world improvisations that delight in subtlety.


Welch, Neil / Rutger Zuydervelt: Tides

Label: Confront
Product Code: 21923
Catalog Code: ccs 54
Country: Great Britain
 
Price: $13.95



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It started as Rutger Zuydervelt, aka Machinefabriek's, request to saxophonist Neil Welch to improvise over a track that he sent to him; on receipt of the track he was so impressed with the details that he created this unexpected and rich work of organized sound from it.


Akode (Wilkinson / Johannsesn / Hoyer / Andersen): North And South

Label: Confront
Product Code: 21922
Catalog Code: ccs 53
Country: Great Britain
 
Price: $13.95



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Akode is the UK/Norwegian quartet of Alan Wilkinson on saxophone & clarinet, Kim Johannesen on guitar, Ola Hoyer on double bass, and Dag Erik Knedal Andersen on drums, bring masterful experience and youthful enthusiasm together for a strong concert at Cafe Oto.


Noble, Steve / Daniel Thompson: Sunday Afternoon (Live At The Hundred Years Gallery)

Label: Confront
Product Code: 21301
Catalog Code: ccs 52
Country: Great Britain
 
Price: $13.95



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A recording of two London based improvisers of different generations communing in the resonant surroundings of the 100 Years Gallery, with drummer Noble creating glittering bell and gong like tones over which guitar Thompson hangs fractured harmonics and strange bending chords.


Wastell, Mark : Quartet

Label: Confront
Product Code: 21300
Catalog Code: ccs 50
Country: Great Britain
 
Price: $13.95



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As close to straight-ahead improvisation as you'll hear from audio explorer Mark Wastell, in an authoritative quartet of free improvisers, with both Olie Brice and Dominic Lash on double bass, Alan Wilkinson on alto sax, and Wastell himself on violoncello.


Kahn, Jason: For Voice

Label: Confront
Product Code: 21154
Catalog Code: ccs 48
Country: Great Britain
 
Price: $13.95



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Two concert improvisations for unamplified voice recorded in Canberra, Australia at the 2015 SoundOut Festival and in Tokyo, Japan at the Kid Ailack Art Hall in 2014, using extended vocal techniques and leveraging the room acoustics and social space between Kahn and the audience.


Weeks, James: Mural

Label: Confront
Product Code: 21153
Catalog Code: ccs 47
Country: Great Britain
 
Price: $13.95



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A work for two quartets of voices about our relationship with the world, using four text sources from Rutherford Bowey & Westerberg, John Cage, Fernando Pessoa/Alberto Caeiro, and a critiques of "Vermeer's painting The Little Street"; a fascinating weaving of voice and song.


Rolfsson, Matilda / Richard Sanderson / Mark Wastell: Live at l'Klectic

Label: Confront
Product Code: 20883
Catalog Code: ccs 46
Country: Great Britain
 
Price: $13.95



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The subtly complex trio of Richard Sanderson on amplified melodeon, dictaphones & small percussion, Mark Wastell on tam-tam & shruti box, and Matilda Rolfsson on percussion performing an extended improvisation live at The Horse Improv Club, l'Klectic, London.


Taumatrop (Fages / Marquez): For John Ayrton Paris

Label: Confront
Product Code: 20882
Catalog Code: ccs 45
Country: Great Britain
 
Price: $13.95



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The duo of Ferran Fages on electronic devices and Eduard Maquez on percussion in a beautiful long-form drone, a drifting and haunting work that hangs off of slowly building crescendos which release to beautifully suspended sonic environments.


Ishikawa, Ko / Tetuzi Akiyama / Hideo Ikegami: Live at Kissa Sakaiki

Label: Confront
Product Code: 20607
Catalog Code: ccs 39
Country: Great Britain
 
Price: $13.95



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Contrabassist Hideo Ikegami organized this trio with frequent collaborator, guitarist Tetuzi Akiyama, and Sho master Ko Ishikawa, performing at the Tokyo cafe Kissa Sakaiki, presenting two sets of extended free improvisation with a unique sense of space and sound.


Valladoid, Paolo / Gary Rouzer: Directions for Viola and Cello

Label: Confront
Product Code: 20606
Catalog Code: ccs 41
Country: Great Britain
 
Price: $13.95



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Part of a trio of releases including "Reasons for Viola and Cello" and "Viola Cello Room", this album finds violist Paolo Valladoid and cellist Gary Rouzer in a large tunnel in Alexandria, Virginia, their music mixed with joggers, birds, traffic, flowing water, insects, &c. &c.


Ewen, Sandy / Damon Smith: Valle de Mexico

Label: Confront
Product Code: 20600
Catalog Code: ccs 42
Country: Great Britain
 
Price: $13.95



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Guitarist Sandy Ewen and double bassist Damon Smith recorded these 2 extended improvsations in concert as part a "Desbordamientos" series at Cine Tonala, in Mexico City, pairing live music with screenings of Derek Bailey's 4-part series on improvisation.


Horns (feat. Bertrand Denzler): Horns 1.2

Label: Confront
Product Code: 20599
Catalog Code: ccs 38
Country: Great Britain
 
Price: $13.95



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Tenor saxophonist Bertrand Denzler's pseudo-drone piece for the ensemble of Pierre-Antoine Badaroux (alto sax), Fidel Fourneyron (trombone) and Luis Laurain (trumpet) where the players keep the sound alive while moving in a small, pre-established musical perimeter.


Denzler, Bertrand / ONCEIM: Morph

Label: Confront
Product Code: 20598
Catalog Code: ccs 37
Country: Great Britain
 
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Bertrand Denzler composed this pseudo-drone work performed by the ONCEIM Orchestra, allowing the orchestra members to make decisions in order to keep the drone alive while moving within a small, pre-established musical perimeter defined by the composer.


Butcher, John / Burkhard Beins / Mark Wastell: Membrane

Label: Confront
Product Code: 19879
Catalog Code: ccs 36
Country: Great Britain
 
Price: $13.95



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Mysteriously dark electroacoustic improv from the adept trio of John Butcher on acoustic and amplified saxophones, Burkhard Beins on amplified bass drum and electronics, and Mark Wastell on amplified 32" paiste tam-tam, slowly evolving, rich environments in sound.


Nyberg, Joacim : Fylkingen, March 27, 2014

Label: Confront
Product Code: 19779
Catalog Code: ccs 33
Country: Great Britain
 
Price: $13.95



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Guitarist Joacim Nyberg, also performing on double bass, bell and recorder, in a live performance in Stockholm, Sweden at Fylkingen in 2014, using "Wood, steel, air. Hands, fingers, heart" in an open-ended and ardent exposition of his interpretation of jazz.


Brassier, Ray & Mattin: Unfree Improvisation/Compulsive Freedom

Label: Confront
Product Code: 19343
Catalog Code: ccs 29
Country: Great Britain
 
Price: $13.95



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A sound work about freedom, choice and politics, performed at Arika's Festival Episode 4 "Freedom is a Constant Struggle" in Glasgow, 2013, from the duo of Mattin (computer and feedback) and written with Lebanese philosopher Ray Brassier.


Browne, Mark: Genial Decay

Label: Confront
Product Code: 19187
Catalog Code: ccs 30
Country: Great Britain
 
Price: $13.95



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Using sopranino, sorano and decayed tenor saxophone, Mark Brown recorded these unusual improvisations, generating a huge variety of sounds and tones, and then constructing those recordings into this curious and captivating 40 minute work.


BEFOREHAND (Lazaridou / Wastell): Live at Hundred Years Gallery

Label: Confront
Product Code: 19116
Catalog Code: ccs 28
Country: Great Britain
 
Price: $13.95



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The duo of Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga on zither and Mark Wastell on his electronics set including bowls and shruti box, formed for the release concert for Angharad Davies' "Six Studies" in 2014, recording this excellent improvised dialog of rich and unusual sound.


Kuchen, Martin : ...And Everything Inside Came Down As Dust

Label: Confront
Product Code: 18995
Catalog Code: ccs 27
Country: Great Britain
 
Price: $13.95



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During his residency in Vienna as part of Johannes Heuer's "Vor Anker", Kuchen recorded these curious solo works using saxophone and preparations, 6 pieces of understated intent using unconventional approaches rewarding the active listener.