A minimalist work in the tradition of Tony Conrad and Henry Flynt, John Cale or La Monte Young, West Coast-based composer and multi-instrumentalist John Krausbauer performing on an amplified violin and Portuguese experimental/drone artist David Maranha (Osso Exótico) performing on electric organ present two emphatic and rich compositions of interacting tone and texture.
San Francisco East Bay sonic artist and Public Eyesore/Eh? label-leader Bryan Day meets Omaha bass player and sound artist Dereck Higgins for four enveloping works of sound, sonically rich and epic journeys through terrains of identifiable musical elements and acousmatic curiosity, all with an ear to story-telling as the duo weave passages of fantastic elements.
A fascinating trio of West Coast sonic explorers exploring the isopleth, the zone of seawater that receives enough sunlight for photosynthesis to occur, from improvising trumpeter Tom Djll employing electronics with his horn, Bryan Day on invented instruments, and Cheryl Leonard using natural objects including driftwood, feathers, marsh reeds, penguin bones, &c.
For more than 10 years since its inception as a spin-off from founder and principal programmer Eufrasio Prates's doctorate research in 2012, the Brasilia Laptop Orquestra has become a regular institution on the Brasiliense experimental and electronic scene, the orchestra an ever-changing collaboration of musicians, heard in 11 recordings captured live between 2013-2020.
Bringing together two noise improvisers and experimenters, Guro Skumsnes Moe from Sult and MoE performing on octabass & electric bass, and Philippe Petit (who has albums on Aural Terrains, Monotype and Bolt) performing on synthesizer and turntables, both also providing vocal utterance, for two thick journeys of twisted, diverse and often deep sonics bridged by an abstract interlude.
A foundational player for bands including Dynamite Club, Virtual Balboa, Normal Love and work with Jack Wright and Mike Pride, double bassist Evan Lipson presents his debut solo release, a multi-channel recording presenting a single uninterrupted improvised double bass performance recorded live.
The Electroacoustic improv trio of Eric Leonardson (springboard & electronics), Julia E. Miller (guitar & electronics), and Christopher Preissing (flute & electronics), present 3 collective improvisations and 3 duos between Auris members and percussionist Gino Robair.
Two acoustic guitars collaborate in a beautiful and spare dialog, using extended techniques including bowing and percussive approaches that never detract from the sublime elements of their playing.