The Squid's Ear Magazine
December 2007


 
Anandan, Ganesh / Gzowski, John : Shruti Project
Anandan, Ganesh / Gzowski, John :
Shruti Project

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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Using an electric 12-string shruti stick, a Harry Partch guitar & percussion Anandan & Gzowski create amazing microtonal environments with growling vocal interventions.

Davies, Angharad / Tisha Mukarji : Endspace
Davies, Angharad / Tisha Mukarji :
Endspace

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Violinist Andharad Davies, with releases on Absinth, Creative Sources, & Emanem, and inside pianist Tisha Mukarji in delicate yet intensely beautiful improvisations.

Drury, Andrew : Renditions: Solos 2004 - 2007
Drury, Andrew :
Renditions: Solos 2004 - 2007

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Percussionist Andrew Drury, part of Jason Kao Hwang's Edge and part of Drury / Matthews / Cirotteau: Bszent (CS 078) in solo recordings from 2004-07.

ElSaffar, Amir : Two Rivers
ElSaffar, Amir :
Two Rivers

(Pi Recordings -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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NY based Iraqi-American trumpeter ElSaffar in an emotionally charged work that invokes ancient Iraqi musical traditions and frames them in a modern jazz setting.

Falaise, Bernard : Clic
Falaise, Bernard :
Clic

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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Guitarist Falaise (Klaxon Gueule, Les Projectionnistes) in pieces that reference Aksak Maboul, Braxton, Beefheart, Donatoni, Les Granules, Nancarrow, Stravinsky, & Wyatt.

Gonzalez, Dennis NY Quartet, : Dance of the Soothsayer's Tongue (At Tonic)
Gonzalez, Dennis NY Quartet, :
Dance of the Soothsayer's Tongue (At Tonic)

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $12.95    




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Dallas based Dennis Gonzalez with three stellar New York improvisers in an oustanding set including the 6 part Arikanu Suite, live at Tonic, NYC in 2003.

Lehman, Steve Quintet : On Meaning
Lehman, Steve Quintet :
On Meaning

(Pi Recordings -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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NY alto saxophonist Lehman's 2nd Pi releases combines groove-oriented musical content with highly contrapuntal, asymmetrical, and non-repetitive structural devices.

Lussier, Rene: Trois histoires
Lussier, Rene:
Trois histoires

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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These compositions are the result of three stories by Rene Lussier that were commissioned for different projects in the form of short films.

Martel's Quartetski, Pierre-Yves: Visions Fugitives op. 22: Quartetski Does Prokofiev
Martel's Quartetski, Pierre-Yves:
Visions Fugitives op. 22: Quartetski Does Prokofiev

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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Double bassist Pierre-Yves Martel adapts Prokofiev's Visions fugitives op.22, short pieces for solo piano, into vehicles for free-jazz exploration.

Resende, Julio : dA ALMA
Resende, Julio :
dA ALMA

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $12.95    




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Portugese pianist Júlio Resende, a pupil of Zé Eduardo and trained through the US, in his 1st release of modern jazz with a great set of European sidemen.

Rich In Knuckles (Heinze / Reiserer / MacDonald, Wilson): Light in Dark Corners
Rich In Knuckles (Heinze / Reiserer / MacDonald, Wilson):
Light in Dark Corners

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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The saxophone quartet of Heinze, Reiserer, and MacDonald, all members of the Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra, and German Markus Heinze.

Robertson, Herb NY Downtown Allstars: Real Aberration
Robertson, Herb NY Downtown Allstars:
Real Aberration

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $14.95    




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Trumpeter Herb Robertson in a double disc of live material with his truly allstar NY band including Tim Berne, Sylvie Courvoisier, Mark Dress & Tom Rainey

Tanguay / Mergaerts / Vann : Yul/Departure
Tanguay / Mergaerts / Vann :
Yul/Departure

(Malasartes -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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The trio of Montreal percussionist Pierre Tanguay with Belgian saxophonist Erwinn Vann and bassist Michel Mergaerts in spirited an polyrhythmic improvisations.

Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani: Cardinal
Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani:
Cardinal

(Impressus Records -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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The quartet of Cosottini, Melano, Pisani, Miano (EAQuartet Electroacoustic) in compositions referring to the 4 cardinal map points using graphic scores, games, open readings, &c.

Dixon Orchestra, Bill: 17 Musicians In Search of a Sound: Darfur
Dixon Orchestra, Bill:
17 Musicians In Search of a Sound: Darfur

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Legendary trumpeter, composer and educator Bill Dixon in a 17 piece orchestra playing original compositions live at the 12th Vision Festival in New York City.

Borbetomagus / Hijokaidan: Both Noises End Burning
Borbetomagus / Hijokaidan:
Both Noises End Burning

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )


Price: $15.95    




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Two monster proponents of noise esthetics, representing two continents whose cultures have often been described as incompatible, meet in the celebration of noise.

Braxton, Anthony : Trio (Victoriaville) 2007
Braxton, Anthony :
Trio (Victoriaville) 2007

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )


Price: $15.95    




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Braxton's Diamond Curtain Wall Trio with Mary Halvorson and Taylor Ho Bynum live using laptop and interactive electronics at the 24th Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville.

Labrosse, Diane: Petit traite de Sagesse pratique
Labrosse, Diane:
Petit traite de Sagesse pratique

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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A collection of miniature songs with mocking, satirical lyrics that reform out-of-date proverbs into modern pearls of wisdom, paired with improvisation and written composition.

Labrosse / Lauzier / Tanguay: Paletuvier (rouge)
Labrosse / Lauzier / Tanguay:
Paletuvier (rouge)

(&Records -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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Paletuvier, or "mangrove", is part of a color series where Labrosse, Lauzier and Tanguay use close-miked acoustic instruments to create an ecosystem of sound in subtle and rich interplay.

Weiss, Dan: Fourteen
Weiss, Dan:
Fourteen

(Pi Recordings -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Fourteen musicians perform drummer Dan Weiss' ambitious compositional project, a through-composed work featuring an ensemble with guitar, horns, voices, harp, piano, organ, bass and percussion, with players including Weiss, Matt Mitchell, Judith Berkson, David Binney, &c. &c.

Klaxon Gueule: Cote, Falaise, St-Onge: Grain
Klaxon Gueule: Cote, Falaise, St-Onge:
Grain

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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Michel F Cote, Bernard Falaise, Alexandre St-Onge, Christof Migone, and Sam Shalabi, all members of the excellent group Klaxon Gueule, in a minimalist release of improv.

Lacy, Steve: Live at Jazzwerkstatt Peitz
Lacy, Steve:
Live at Jazzwerkstatt Peitz

(Jazzwerkstatt -- Germany )


Price: $14.95    




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Steve Lacy solo on soprano saxophone performing live in 1981 at Jazzwerkstat Petitz, playing a mix of Monk tunes and Lacy originals.

Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap: Heads Or Tails [2 CDs]
Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap:
Heads Or Tails [2 CDs]

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $23.95    




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A masterful fountain of melodic ideas, intriguing rhythms, and exceptional technical skill from the duo of Hamid Drake on drums and frame drum, and Sylvain Kassap on clarinets and chalumeau, recording live at the France Musique at Studio Theatre d’Alfortville and in the studio.

Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver): An Air of Unreality [VINYL]
Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver):
An Air of Unreality [VINYL]

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $19.95    




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A live performance at Judson Church in Manhattan as part of the 20th Vision Festival from the NY/France free improvising trio of Joelle Leandre on double bass, Mat Maneri on viola, and Gerald Cleaver on drums and percussion, two tracks of steadily building, incredibly compatible dialog.

Wisseltangcamatta, The: Movements
Wisseltangcamatta, The:
Movements

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Live recordings at LOFT in Cologne, Germany from the trio of George Wissel on prepared saxophone, Achim Tang on doublebass, and Simon Camatta on drums & percussion, performing seven "Movements" that use prodigious technique with reserve and direction, revealing the structure of their work as the pieces build and recede in fascinating ways.

Labrosse, Diane : Musique Pour Objets en Voie de Disparition
Labrosse, Diane :
Musique Pour Objets en Voie de Disparition

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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"Blindfolded" manipulations by Labrosse of recordings from an amazing set of Montreal improvisers to create eight flashbacks to a bygone daily sonic life.

Wellman, Linsey / Mike Essoudry : Mike Essoudry + Linsey Wellman
Wellman, Linsey / Mike Essoudry :
Mike Essoudry + Linsey Wellman

(Malasartes -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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1st release for the duo of wind player Linsey Wellman and percussionist Mike Essoudry embracing stasis and movement, meditation and exuberance, delicacy and amplitude.

Tetreault, Martin / Kid Koala: Phon-O-Victo
Tetreault, Martin / Kid Koala:
Phon-O-Victo

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )


Price: $15.95    




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Actuelle turntablist Martin Tetrault meets with radical hip-hop DJ Kid Koala at the 22nd Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville in energetic duos filled with humor and instrumental acrobatics.

Derome, Jean et les Dangereux Zhoms: To Continue
Derome, Jean et les Dangereux Zhoms:
To Continue

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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4th Dangereux Zhoms 4th release, mixing scored music, improv, polyphony, polyrhythms, irregular meters, rich harmonies and polymodalism with humor and imagination.

Fenaison: Plat
Fenaison:
Plat

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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Mixing backgrounds from impprov, electronics, composition, noise & contemporary performance, Fenaison explore texturally driven dynamic improvisations.

Falaise, Bernard : Clic <i>[Used Item]</i>
Falaise, Bernard :
Clic [Used Item]

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $13.46    




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Guitarist Falaise (Klaxon Gueule, Les Projectionnistes) in pieces that reference Aksak Maboul, Braxton, Beefheart, Donatoni, Les Granules, Nancarrow, Stravinsky, & Wyatt.

Anahuac (Cogburn / Garcia / Schick): Ascua [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Anahuac (Cogburn / Garcia / Schick):
Ascua [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




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Layered lowercase electroacoustic improv from the US / Mexico City / German trio of Chris Cogburn on percussion & electronics, Juan Garcia on double bass, and Ignaz Schick on turntables & electronics, eclectically informed by concrete sources and abstract electronics over Garcia's bass work and Cogburn's threshold-crossing acoustics & electronic percussion.

Bopp, Christiane: Noyau de Lune
Bopp, Christiane:
Noyau de Lune

(Fou Records -- France )


Price: $13.95    




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A tour-de-force of solo improvisation from French trombonist Christiane Bopp, flawlessly captured by sound engineer Jean Marc Foussat, as Bopp transforms her instrument through technical skill, lyrical ability, and unusual technique, creating virtual duets, furtive expression, and thundering emotion, an absolutely impressive example of modern trombone language.

Braxton, Anthony : Solo (Victoriaville) 2017
Braxton, Anthony :
Solo (Victoriaville) 2017

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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On the 30th anniversary of the Victo Festival Anthony Braxton took to the stage for a magnificent solo performance on the alto sax, performing 8 spontaneous compositions and an 8+ minute version of "Body and Soul", seamlessly crossing lyrical and complex approaches to the horn using his unique intervallic, trimbral and diagrammatic language, a stunning and embraceable accomplishment.

Davies, Angharad / Rie Nakajima / Alice Purton: Dethick
Davies, Angharad / Rie Nakajima / Alice Purton:
Dethick

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Three free improvising women--Angharad Davies, Rie Nakajima, and Alice Purton--met in the church in the tiny hamlet of Dethick, near Matlock, Derbyshire, over the course of two days developing the ten pieces of this album using an impressive set of stringed and percussive instruments, objects, and mysterious sources to create these fascinating sonic evocations.

Derome, Jean And The Dangereux Zhoms + 7: Plates-Formes Et Traquenards
Derome, Jean And The Dangereux Zhoms + 7:
Plates-Formes Et Traquenards

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )


Price: $15.95    




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Jean Derome's extended Dangereux Zhomes opened the 25th Victo Festival in 2008, adding Joane Hetu, Lori Freedman, Bernard Falaise, &c. for an incredible and expressive orchestra.

Drumm, Kevin: Battering Rams [VINYL]
Drumm, Kevin:
Battering Rams [VINYL]

(A Sunken Mall -- Germany )


Price: $29.95    




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An album of transporting drones and industrial soundscapes from Chicago experimental artist Kevin Drumm, drawing the listener into his soundspace slowly through distracted studio clatter and then journeying deep into textures and tones, maintaining a natural quality to synthetic and obscure sources in this fine addition to his expansive discography.

Eloping with the Sun (William Parker / Morris / Drake): Counteract This Turmoil Like Trees and Birds
Eloping with the Sun (William Parker / Morris / Drake):
Counteract This Turmoil Like Trees and Birds

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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An almost ceremonial release in percussive approaches to improvisation from the trio of William Parker on double bass, shakuhachi, thumb piano & more, Hamid Drake on drums, cymbals and gongs, and Joe Morris on guitar, banjo, bass, pocket trumpet, fiddle & whistles.

Fake the Facts (Dieb13 / Gustafsson / Siewert): Soundtrack [VINYL]
Fake the Facts (Dieb13 / Gustafsson / Siewert):
Soundtrack [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )


Price: $22.95    




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The 4th release from the trio of Mats Gustafsson (sax, shaker, sound); Dieb13 (turntables, klopfer); and Martin Siewert (guitar, ring stinger, electronics) in a fictional soundtrack of 6 remarkable tracks punctuated with unexpected twists and turns.

FEN (Otomo Yoshihide / Ryu Hankil / Yan Jun / Yuen Chee Wai): No One's Island
FEN (Otomo Yoshihide / Ryu Hankil / Yan Jun / Yuen Chee Wai):
No One's Island

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )


Price: $13.95    




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FEN (Far East Network) is comprised of improvisers from Singapore (Yuen Chee Wai), Japan (Otomo Yoshihide), China (Yan Jun), and Korea (Ryu Hankil), using electroacoustic instrumentation to create a unique merging of cultural and personal aesthetic, in their 1st album recorded in NYC using electronic feedback, computer noises and guitar; intriguing and unconventional.

Gonzalez, Dennis Ataraxia Trio+2 (w / Phelps / Lakpriya + Derek Rogers / Jess Garland): Nights Enter
Gonzalez, Dennis Ataraxia Trio+2 (w / Phelps / Lakpriya + Derek Rogers / Jess Garland):
Nights Enter

(Ayler Records -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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Unlike anything in trumpeter Dennis Gonzalez's discography, this album was developed from Moog recordings by Derek Rogers, whose shifting tonalities and colors led Gonzalez to a Jon Hassel-influenced approach, adding a rhythmic basis of tabla and djembe from Jagath Lakpriya and sitar-inspired harp from Jess Garland, underpinned by the rich bass work of Drew Phelps.

Lacy, Steve: Free for a Minute (1966-72) [2 CDs]
Lacy, Steve:
Free for a Minute (1966-72) [2 CDs]

(Emanem -- UK )


Price: $22.95    




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Four sessions on a 2 CD set, all featuring Steve Lacy and Kent Carter: (1) DISPOSABILITY, the 1965 trio record with Aldo Romano of jazz standards, originals and free improv; (2) SORTIE, the 1966 free improv quartet + Enrico Rava album; (3) previously unissued 1967 'Free Fall' Film Cues in a quintet with Rava, Karl Berger, & Paul Motian; (4) two never issued '72 quintet pieces with Steve Potts, Irene Aebi on cello and Noel Mcghie.

Lehman, Steve Octet: Mise En Abime
Lehman, Steve Octet:
Mise En Abime

(Pi Recordings -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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NY saxophonist Steve Lehman builds on his work with spectral harmony, expanding the harmonic palette with live electronics & a custom-built vibraphone, in an octet with Jonathan Finlayson, Mark Shim, Tim Albright, Chris Dingman, Jose Davila, Drew Gress & Tyshawn Sorey.

Lussier, Rene / Robert Marcel Lepage / Quatuor Bozzini: Chants et danses  ...with strings (Vol. III)
Lussier, Rene / Robert Marcel Lepage / Quatuor Bozzini:
Chants et danses ...with strings (Vol. III)

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )


Price: $15.95    




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Taking two of Montreal's most vital musicians, guitarist Rene Lussier and clarinetist Robert Lepage, and joining them with the far-ranging string quartet Le Quatuor Bozzini for a stunning album that merges chamber music, noise music, and improvisation without leaving behind melody, intention and direction; magnificent!

Martel, Pierre-Yves: Continuum
Martel, Pierre-Yves:
Continuum

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )


Price: $15.95    




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A solo work from Pierre-Yves Martel performing two works for the viola da gamba, bringing this fretted renaissance-era ancestor to the violin into the 21st century through two slowly evolving and sonically fascinating pieces.

Research (Dvorak / Weston / Brown / Serle): Laws of Motion
Research (Dvorak / Weston / Brown / Serle):
Laws of Motion

(FMR -- UK )


Price: $14.95    




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The first album from 1982 by drummer Geoff Serle's band Research, combining free improvisation with rock forms, electric and acoustic, or as he described it: "an electro-funk industrial jazz unit", configured as the quartet of trumpeter Jim Dvorak, a member of Mujician & Brotherhood of Breath, bassist Dan Brown from The Fixx, and legendary pianist Veryan Weston.

Ribot, Marc: Silent Movies
Ribot, Marc:
Silent Movies

(Pi Recordings -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Guitarist Ribot in a gorgeous and contemplative album of adaptations of music he has written for films, for classic silent movies, and that he scored for his personal amusement and imagination.

Roberts, Matana : Always
Roberts, Matana :
Always

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Two passionate studio improvisations from saxophonist Matana Roberts, who lovingly dedicates the album to "those bard(s) of summer...the ideas herein of which I gleaned/interrogated/investigated/celebrated with you..."; subtle, rich, and inspiring.

Tandaapushi: Borromean Rings
Tandaapushi:
Borromean Rings

(JVTLANDT -- Norway )


Price: $14.95    




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The second album from this Norwegian electric improvising power trio, using dark rhythmic grooves over which guitar, electric piano, amplified objects, no-input mixing board, and pianet emerge, creating hypnotic states that lead to exultant moments through sinuous melody, building and releasing intensity while maintaining a consistent gauzy undertone.

Tetreault, Martin : Plus de Snipettes!!
Tetreault, Martin :
Plus de Snipettes!!

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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A fun, odd and eccentric album constructed from extracts of hours of tape reels and audio cassettes by Montreal turntablist Martin Tetrault, a mix of plunderphonic sources, unusual turntable technique, and experimental audio collage drawn from an insanely diverse set of sources, in this sequel to his 1992 "Snipettes!" cassette, here with 31 new fascinating miniatures.

Welcome To Silkeborg (Varela / Trinite): Alba <i>[Used Item]</i>
Welcome To Silkeborg (Varela / Trinite):
Alba [Used Item]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $12.00    




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A live recording without an audience and the start of the Welcome To Silkeborg project between Lisbon improvisers Tiago Varela (Equinox Quartet, Isotope Ensemble) on melodicas & voice, and Monsieur Trinité (Equinox Quartet, IKB, Potlatch, Variable Geometry Orchestra) on percussive objects, their first encounter finding the two in a relaxed dialog of creative conversation.



Best Sellers in This Category:

Braxton, Anthony : Solo (Victoriaville) 2017

Lacy, Steve: Free for a Minute (1966-72) [2 CDs]

Roberts, Matana : Always

FEN (Otomo Yoshihide / Ryu Hankil / Yan Jun / Yuen Chee Wai): No One's Island

Braxton, Anthony : Trio (Victoriaville) 2007

Tetreault, Martin : Plus de Snipettes!!

Anahuac (Cogburn / Garcia / Schick): Ascua [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

Research (Dvorak / Weston / Brown / Serle): Laws of Motion

Davies, Angharad / Tisha Mukarji : Endspace

Bopp, Christiane: Noyau de Lune

Lussier, Rene / Robert Marcel Lepage / Quatuor Bozzini: Chants et danses ...with strings (Vol. III)

Falaise, Bernard : Clic

Anandan, Ganesh / Gzowski, John : Shruti Project

Tandaapushi: Borromean Rings

Labrosse, Diane : Musique Pour Objets en Voie de Disparition

Wellman, Linsey / Mike Essoudry : Mike Essoudry + Linsey Wellman

Martel, Pierre-Yves: Continuum

Gonzalez, Dennis Ataraxia Trio+2 (w / Phelps / Lakpriya + Derek Rogers / Jess Garland): Nights Enter

Derome, Jean And The Dangereux Zhoms + 7: Plates-Formes Et Traquenards

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