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  September 2009
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Circuit: Electro Acoustic Ensemble: Epiphany Circuit: Electro Acoustic Ensemble:
Epiphany

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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The first in a series of recordings from the shifting Circuit ea-improv ensemble, here with Trevor Taylor, Paul Dunmall, Jonathan Implett and Nick Stephens.

Circuit: Electro-Acoustic Ensemble: Kitaoka Circuit: Electro-Acoustic Ensemble:
Kitaoka

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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The 3rd CD in a series by the ea-improv group Circuit (Pat Thomas, Trevor Taylor, &c). music influenced by the japanese artist and illusionist Akiyoshi Kitaoka.

Dunmall, Paul: Deep [DVD] Dunmall, Paul:
Deep [DVD]

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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PAL format DVD that documents the history of one of free improvisation's greatest saxophonists, Paul Dunmall, with music clips, interviews, &c.

Eduardo, Ze Unit: A Jazzar - Live in Capuchos Eduardo, Ze Unit:
A Jazzar - Live in Capuchos

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Portugal bassist Ze Eduardo's trio in a set of compositions that includes jazz versions of animated televisions series, including a great cover of The Simpson's theme.

Fossils: A Common Confusion Fossils:
A Common Confusion

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

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Another slab of basement strangeness from this Hamilton, Ontario-based trio/duo that pivots around sound artist David Payne; a baffling work of sound and noise.

Furuya, Nobuyasu Trio: Bendowa Furuya, Nobuyasu Trio:
Bendowa

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Sax, bass clarinet and flutist Nobuyasu Furuya is a free player migrated from Japan to Lisbon, Portugal, here in a trio with bassist Hernani Faustino and drummer Gabriel Ferrandini.

Gjerstad / Edwards / Sanders: Bergen Gjerstad / Edwards / Sanders:
Bergen

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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Finnish free jazz master Frode Gjerstad in a trio with drummer Mark Sanders and bassist John Edwards performing live at the 2008 NattJazz Festival in Norway.

Haynes, Justin: Birder Haynes, Justin:
Birder

(Barnyard -- Canada )

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Birder started as a piece for solo tenor banjo to study of the music of Charlie Parker (Bird), an exhaustive work with Christine Duncan's trombone and theremin at the end.

Mahall / Dorner / Roder / Jennessen: Die Enttauschung - 5 Mahall / Dorner / Roder / Jennessen:
Die Enttauschung - 5

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

Price: $17.95

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This Berlin based quartet play a collective jazz of uncommon strategy and amazing prowess on 17 tracks of economical and brilliant playing - recommended!

Mancini Project, The: Views of Mancini Mancini Project, The:
Views of Mancini

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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Simon H. Fell, Steve Noble, Pat Thomas and Han Bennink performing the works of Mancini scored for a jazz piano trio, plus 'sound manipulation artist' and prerecorded tapes.

Pedromonkeyfinger: Eye Day Rabbit Pedromonkeyfinger:
Eye Day Rabbit

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

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"Surreal slabs of processed sound float by each other in brilliant high fidelity, from the man behind much of the documentation of Bug Incision's live activites..."

  Pinton / Kullhammar / Zetterberg / Nordeson:
Chant

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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An amazing jazz quartet with saxophonist Alberto Pinton and Jonas Kullhammar (Moserobie Music), music inspired by the 50s & 60s Blue Note style with a 21st century edge.

Red Square: Thirty Three Red Square:
Thirty Three

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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This pioneering British group recorded these track in the 1970s, pushing free improvisation and experimental music, in their day performing alongside Henry Cow, Red Brass and Lol Coxhill.

Remote Viewers, The: Sinister Heights Remote Viewers, The:
Sinister Heights

(Remote Viewers -- Great Britain )

Price: $19.95

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UK's Remote Viewers latest blends electronics, rock, composition and improv in unusual and seductive ways, with guests John Edwards, Steve Noble, Caroline Kraabel, &c.

Saint Dirt Elementary School: Ice Cream Man Dreams Saint Dirt Elementary School:
Ice Cream Man Dreams

(Barnyard -- Canada )

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Guitarist and composer Myk Freedman's little big band, a salon orchestra that's both entertaining and remarkably sophisticated, a playground of styles and ideas.

Thomas / Minton / Tucker / Turner: Scatter Thomas / Minton / Tucker / Turner:
Scatter

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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The unusual Scatter group formed in the early 90s to perform live improvisation with a rich dynamic range, expressive depth, quicksilver reactions and a sly sense of humour.

Trio Nang Naak (Edwards / Somervell / Sanders): Trio NaNG NAak Trio Nang Naak (Edwards / Somervell / Sanders):
Trio NaNG NAak

(FMR -- Great Britain )

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The trio of guitarist Barry Edwards, who has performed with Paul Dunmall; bassist Collin Somervell; and drummer Mark Sanders (Evan Parker, Paul Dunmall, &c. &c.)

Weightless (Butcher / Edwards / Spera / Braida): A Brush with Dignity Weightless (Butcher / Edwards / Spera / Braida):
A Brush with Dignity

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Music inspired and fascinated by Italian cultural history, art, poetry, &c., from the collective quartet of John Butcher, John Edwards, Fabrizio Spera and Alberto Braida.

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

(Impressus Records -- USA )

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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 )

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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.

McLean, Colin & Andy Moor: Everything But the Beginning McLean, Colin & Andy Moor:
Everything But the Beginning

(Unsounds -- The Netherlands )

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The 1st release from Andy Moor & Colin McLean since they disbanded Dog Faced Hermans 13 years ago, 3 years of live improvisations from Amsterdam's OT 301's Music Dance 301 sessions.

Moor / Lehn / Butcher: Thermal Moor / Lehn / Butcher:
Thermal

(Unsounds -- The Netherlands )

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Lavelle, Matt / Morcilla: The Manifestation Drama Lavelle, Matt / Morcilla:
The Manifestation Drama

(KMB Jazz -- USA )

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New Yorker Matt Lavelle's 3rd KMB release, here with Morcilla (Martinez/Grillot/Forbes) playing over a set of 7 compositions that blend latin rhythms with free swinging jazz.

Tyler, Charles: Charles Tyler Ensemble Tyler, Charles:
Charles Tyler Ensemble

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

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Charles Tyler's Ensemble with Henry Grimes, Ronald Jackson, Charles Moffett and Joel Friedman in 4 extended original compositions, incredible and historic free sessions.

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

(RogueArt -- France )

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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 )

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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.

Clinamen Trio   (Marion / Di Donato / Berger): Decline Clinamen Trio (Marion / Di Donato / Berger):
Decline

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Roman philosopher Titus Lucretius Carus named "Clinamen" the unpredictable (in time and space) swerve of atoms falling in the void, which aptly describes the unexpected directions taken in subtle free improvisation from this French trio, led by bassist Louis-Michel Marion, with Jacques Di Donato on clarinet, and Philippe Berger on viola.

Pollak, Andreas / Johan Graden: Terror Of Positivity Pollak, Andreas / Johan Graden:
Terror Of Positivity

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The Swedish duo of percussionist Andreas Pollak and prepared pianist Johan Graden (Adam & Alma) in an album of references and innuendo, clandestine and furtive sounds that evoke great mystery and drama in beautifully shaped sound; evocative music that deceives to emerge from the electronic realm while in actuality coming from all acoustic sources.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Nuno Torres / Eduardo Chagas / Antonio Chap Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Nuno Torres / Eduardo Chagas / Antonio Chaparreiro / Rodrigo Pinheiro / Carlos Santos / Jose Oliveira :
Jadis La Pluie Etait Bleue

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The second volume of the project heard in the previous Creative Sources album, "Suspensao", here in a 9-piece electroacoust ensemble with viola, cello, doublebass, alto sax, trombone, piano, electric guitar, computer and percussion, suspenseful lowercase music that unfolds in mysterious, beautiful and rewarding ways.

Rumback, Charles: Two Kinds of Art Thieves Rumback, Charles:
Two Kinds of Art Thieves

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Drummer Charles Rumback in a quartet with Greg Ward & Joshua Sclar on sax, bringing together jazz tradition with the aesthetics of the eclectic Chicago scene.

Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani: Cardinal <i>[Used Item]</i> Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani:
Cardinal [Used Item]

(Impressus Records -- USA )

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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.

Charles, Xavier / Eric Normand : Avis Aux Reacteurs Charles, Xavier / Eric Normand :
Avis Aux Reacteurs

(Inexhaustible Editions -- Slovenia )

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Recorded live at Silence Sounds in Guelph Canada, the duo of Xavier Charles on clarinet and Eric Normand on electric bass & objects eschew idiom in favor of their unique natural language on their instruments, applying patient development of truly idiosyncratic and fascinating command through a single extended work punctuated in seven diverse passages.

Mazzarella, Nick Trio: Counterbalance [VINYL] Mazzarella, Nick Trio:
Counterbalance [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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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!

Durand, Werner : Schwingende Luftsaulen 2 Durand, Werner :
Schwingende Luftsaulen 2

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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A beautifully hypnotic album of saxophone, accompanied by Pan-Ney, Shruti Box and Organ, recorded in overdubs by composer/wind player Werner Durand in this 2nd chapter of his trilogy focused on the Pan-Ney, a self-built instrument for repetitive foundations, as Durand draws on elements of nature, mythology, dance, religion, literature and folklore.

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

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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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.

Haino, Keiji / Jim O'Rourke / Oren Ambarchi: Only Wanting to Melt Beautifully Away Is It a Lack of C Haino, Keiji / Jim O'Rourke / Oren Ambarchi:
Only Wanting to Melt Beautifully Away Is It a Lack of Contentment That Stirs Affection for Those Things Said to Be as of Yet Unseen

(Black Truffle -- Australia )

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The 5th release from the trio of multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Keiji Haino, guitarist Jim O'Rourke and Oren Ambarchi on wineglass and percussion is an introspective and beautifully developed set recorded live at their March 2013 concert at SuperDeluxe.

Livebatts! Livebatts!:

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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Recorded in the mid-90s, Livebatts! was a project of John White (Cornelius Cardew, Scratch Orchestra) developed to exploit "toy" keyboards of the 80s--cheap battery-driven instruments that hold tremendous potential for "serious" music-making--used here in a playful quartet with vocalist MJ Coldiron, Andrea Rocca (guitar & samples) and Nancy Ruffer (electrified flute).

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

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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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".

Sharp, Elliott / Sergio Sorrentino: Spilla' Sharp, Elliott / Sergio Sorrentino:
Spilla'

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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'Spilla' means 'to play' in the language of Neapolitan musicians, and playing here are NY guitarist and composer Elliott Sharp and Italian guitarist Sergio Sorrentino, presenting world premier recordings of 4 works recorded live in Vercelli, Italy: two improvisations and two graphic scores performed on electric guitar with incredible technique and passion.

Trrma' / Charlemagne Palestine: Sssseegmmeentss Frrooom Baaari [VINYL] Trrma' / Charlemagne Palestine:
Sssseegmmeentss Frrooom Baaari [VINYL]

(BeCoq -- France )

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Stochastic music for percussion and synthesizers from New York avant conceptualist and keyboardist Charlemagne Palestine, here on piano & electronics, with the Italian duo Trrma' of Giovanni Todisco on percussion and Guiseppe Candiano on synth, in two side-long works of irregular rhythm, complexity and dissonance that build and recede in a suspenseful journey.

Brotzmann, Peter / Lonberg-Holm, Fred: Memories Of A Tunicate Brotzmann, Peter / Lonberg-Holm, Fred:
Memories Of A Tunicate

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

Price: $13.95

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While both improvisers were in New York City for the 2019 Vision Festival, multi-reedist and European Free Improv legend Peter Brötzmann met Chicago cellist and electronics artist Fred Lonberg-Holm to record their 3rd album together, their 1st album in the studio a diverse set of incredible concentration, with Brötzmann performing on tenor saxophone, woodwind, and clarinet.

Foussat, Jean-Marc / Daunik Lazro / Evan Parker: Cafe OTO 2020 [2 CDs] Foussat, Jean-Marc / Daunik Lazro / Evan Parker:
Cafe OTO 2020 [2 CDs]

(Fou Records -- France )

Price: $16.95

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A momentous 2020 concert at London's Cafe OTO, presented in two discs, the 1st with label leader Jean-Marc Foussat in a solo improvisation on synth and voice, the 2nd in a trio with Daunik Lazro on tenor & baritone sax, and Evan Parker on soprano sax, the 2 saxophones weaving and responding to Foussat's remarkable alien soundscapes and vocalization in an immersive extended improvisation.

Laubrock, Ingrid / Kris Davis: Blood Moon Laubrock, Ingrid / Kris Davis:
Blood Moon

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

Price: $17.95

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German saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and Vancouver pianist Kris Davis, both living and working in NY, and having worked together in a variety of groups including Laubrock's Anti-House, a trio with drummer Tyshawn Sorey, Tom Rainey's Obligatto, &c. &c., concentrate their sophisticated playing with this duo album of 7 original compositions and 2 free improvisations.

Pinkish Black & Yells at Eels: Vanishing Light... Pinkish Black & Yells at Eels:
Vanishing Light...

(Ayler -- France )

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Trumpeter Dennis Gonzalez merges his Yells at Eel project with bassist Aaron Gonzalez and drummer/percussionist Stefan Gonzalez, with Texas-based experimental rock band Pinkish Black--Daron Beck on keyboards and Jon Teague on drums & synthesizers--for a gripping and masterful hybrid of improvisation, dark synthetic rock and heavy moods; a riveting journey.

Russell, John / Ray Russell / Henry Kaiser / Olle Brice: The Dukes of Bedford Russell, John / Ray Russell / Henry Kaiser / Olle Brice:
The Dukes of Bedford

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Exploring the lineage of the Dukes of Bedford, the Russell lineage in Bedford, England, in groupings of acoustic & electric guitarists John Russell, Ray Russell, and Henry Kaiser along with double bassist Ollie Brice, from duos to quartets, eight Duke "Russells" from 1680 to 2003 are explored through intricate and joyfully creative and technically amazing string improvisations.

Smith, Damon: Whatever Is Not Stone Is Light Smith, Damon:
Whatever Is Not Stone Is Light

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Taking his title from a poem by Octavio Paz with titles from translations by Lysander Kemp of other Octavio Paz poems, this solo album from double bassist Damon Smith is his definitive statement on the instrument: 23 tracks from 46 seconds to 5 minutes 50, developed over 15 years and displaying Smith's incredible technique and creative intent; incomparable.

  Resende, Julio:
Assim Falava Jazzatustra

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95

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Pianist Julio Resende's International Quartet with Spanish saxophonist Perico Sambeat, Norway's Ole Morten Vagan on bass, &c., modern jazz plus one Pink Floyd cover(!).

Morris / Fell / Ward: The Necessary And The Possible Morris / Fell / Ward:
The Necessary And The Possible

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )

Price: $15.95

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This incredible trio, recorded at the 25th Victo Actuelle Festival, play complex music using shared ideas about articulation, timbre, and methods of interaction.

Crocker, Jay: Joachim on Eggshells Crocker, Jay:
Joachim on Eggshells

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

Price: $10.95

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Jay Crockers follows the allure of salvage from six years of recordings, taking sketches and mini-improvs and organizing them into a large and unusual sonic journey.

Moodring: Scared of Ferrett Moodring:
Scared of Ferrett

(Silber Media -- USA )

Price: $10.95

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Moodring is centered around Rollerball's Monte Allen & Mae Starr, mixing rock with sound & noise, tinted with a free post-jazz flavor in deep doom filled grooves and ghostly vocals.







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