The Squid's Ear Magazine
October 2014


 
Acid Mothers Temple SWR: Yes, No & Perhaps
Acid Mothers Temple SWR:
Yes, No & Perhaps

(Magaibutsu -- Japan )


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Acid Mother Temple SWR merge's AMT's Kawabata Kakoto (guitar, voice,) and Tsuyama Atsushi (bass, vocals, sax) with Yoshida Tatsuya (Ruins, Koenji Hyakkei, &c), here in their 6th release, crazy prog-oriented rock of indescribable insanity and skill!

Bianco, Tony: Utoma Quartet
Bianco, Tony:
Utoma Quartet

(FMR -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    




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Borrowing from Elvin Jones' concepts, drummer Bianco's band uses 2 saxophones (Mike Fletcher and Mark Hanslip), bass (Colin Somervell) and drums, for energetic and ecstatic jazz compositions creating a continual pulse with long lines and looped synchronicity.

Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert / Alexey Lapin: The Russian Concerts Volume 1
Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert / Alexey Lapin:
The Russian Concerts Volume 1

(FMR -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    




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The first of two volumes documenting Canadian alto saxophonist Francois Carrier and the trio of Michel Lambert on drums and Alexy Lapin on piano in their 2010 tour of Russia, here performing at DOM Cultural Center and Nikitskaya Jewish Cultural Center.

Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert / Alexey Lapin: The Russian Concerts Volume 2
Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert / Alexey Lapin:
The Russian Concerts Volume 2

(FMR -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    




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The second of two volumes documenting Canadian alto saxophonist Francois Carrier and the trio of Michel Lambert (drums) and Alexy Lapin (piano) in their 2010 tour of Russia, performing at Nikitskaya Jewish Cultural Center, ESG-21, and JFC Jazz Club.

Deep Whole Trio (Dunmall / Rogers / Sanders): That Deep Calling
Deep Whole Trio (Dunmall / Rogers / Sanders):
That Deep Calling

(FMR -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    




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The UK trio of Paul Dunmall on saxophone, Paul Rogers on bass and Mark Sanders on drum, performing live at the Lamp Tavern in Birmingham, 2013, for three extended free improvisations of masterful playing.

Doneda, Michel : Everybody Digs Michel Doneda
Doneda, Michel :
Everybody Digs Michel Doneda

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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A collection of solo pieces from forward-thinking French soprano saxophonist Michel Doneda, using extended techniques and utilizing every inch of the horn, creating unconventional and captivating sonic expressions from the instrument.

Dunmall, Paul / Paul Rogers / Philip Gibbs: The Clouds Turned Silver
Dunmall, Paul / Paul Rogers / Philip Gibbs:
The Clouds Turned Silver

(FMR -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    




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A trio of frequent collaborators--Paul Dunmall on flute, soprano sax & bass clarinet, Philip Gibbs on guitar and Paul Rogers on bass--performing live at the Victoria Rooms in Briston, 2013 for four extended melodic, interactive and far-ranging free improvisations.

Dunmall, Paul / Philip Gibbs / Neil Metcalfe: The Ravens Look
Dunmall, Paul / Philip Gibbs / Neil Metcalfe:
The Ravens Look

(FMR -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    




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Paul Dunmall performs on soprano sax along with clarinets and contra bassoon, in a give and take album with flutist Neil Metcalf and guitarist Philip Gibbs, a trio that allows space and a free melodic approach to guide their intelligent discourse.

Evans, Peter Quintet: Destination: Void
Evans, Peter Quintet:
Destination: Void

(More Is More -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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The second release from NY trumpeter Peter Evans Quintet with Ron Stabinsky on piano, Tom Blancarte on bass, Sam Pluta on live electronics, and Jim Black on drums, an epic and amazingly sophisticated album based on Frank Herbert's novel of the same name.

Halvorson, Mary: Reverse Blue
Halvorson, Mary:
Reverse Blue

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Guitarist Mary Halvorson's project with Chris Speed on sax & clarinet, Eivind Opsvik on bass, and Tomas Fuijwara on drums, a band formed for a one-off concert at the Blue Note in NYC, that continued on based on the strength of the bond between them, as heard on this superb release.

Hooker, William / Liudas Mockunas: Live At Vilnius Jazz Festival
Hooker, William / Liudas Mockunas:
Live At Vilnius Jazz Festival

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


Price: $12.95    




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A demanding duo from New York drummer William Hooker and Lithunian saxophonist Liudas Mockunas, performing live at the 2013 Vilnius Jazz Festival, hard-edged and rugged free music from two outstanding players.

Jones, Darius: The Oversoul Manual
Jones, Darius:
The Oversoul Manual

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )


Price: $14.45    




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The fourth installment in Darius Jones' on-going "Man'ish Boy" epic, an a cappella presentation from his vocal quartet, The Elizabeth-Caroline Unit using Jones' fictional, mythological sacred language used in the alien birthing ritual of a new being.

Kellers, Willi Quartet: Life In A Black Box
Kellers, Willi Quartet:
Life In A Black Box

(FMR -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    




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Grid Mesh drummer Willi Kellers Quartet with the dual saxophone lineup of Paul Dunmall and Frank Paul Schubert and bassist Clayton Thomas (BassX3, Ames Room) performing live at Black box/CUBA, in Muenster, DE; powerful and innovative improv.

Lacerda / Manso / Nilssen-Love / Zenicola: Bota Fogo
Lacerda / Manso / Nilssen-Love / Zenicola:
Bota Fogo

(Bocian Records 2014/QTV/PNL -- Norway )


Price: $15.95    




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A live recording of two extended improvisations at Audio Rebel's Quintavant in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from the quartet of Arthur Lacerda on guitar and electronics, electric bassist Felipe Zenicola, guitarist Eduardo Manso, and drummer/percussionist Paal Nilssen-Love.

Lacy, Steve: Cycles (1976-80) [2 CDs]
Lacy, Steve:
Cycles (1976-80) [2 CDs]

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


Price: $19.50    




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Solo saxophone performances of three of Steve Lacy's cycles--"Shots", "Sands", and "Hedges"--recorded in concert and in the studio in the late 70's and 1980, with the majority of the material previously unreleased; thoughtful, technical, lyrical, astounding music from a true master!

Lacy, Steve: School Days (1960/3)
Lacy, Steve:
School Days (1960/3)

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


Price: $16.95    




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Presenting a 1963 gig by the quartet of Steve Lacy (saxophone), Roswell Rudd (trombone), Dennis Charles (drums) and Henry Grimes (bass), playing piano-less interpretations of the music of Thelonious Monk; plus Lacy with the Monk Quintet live in Philadelphia, 1960.

Lonberg-Holm, Fred / Frode Gjerstad: Life On Sandpaper
Lonberg-Holm, Fred / Frode Gjerstad:
Life On Sandpaper

(FMR -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    




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Frode Gjerstad in a duo with long time colleague Chicago cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm for 9 pieces performed in 2012, with Gjerstad on bass saxophone, Bb and bass clarinets and Lonberg-Holm on cello; open-ended dialog of compatible approaches to free improvisation.

Moholo, Louis / Frode Gjerstad: Sult
Moholo, Louis / Frode Gjerstad:
Sult

(FMR -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    




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Norwegian reedist Frode Gjerstad in three extended duos with legendary South African drummer Louis Moholo for sensitive, creative and engaging freely improvised music from two masters, performed live in concert at Gallery Sult in Stavanger, 2013.

Perelman, Ivo / Mat Maneri: Two Men Walking
Perelman, Ivo / Mat Maneri:
Two Men Walking

(Leo Records -- UK )


Price: $15.45    




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The second collaboration between saxophonist Ivo Pereleman and violist Mat Maneri, pairing two single-melody instruments in a melding of sound, technique and personalities that captivates in exceptional unison and counterpoint playing.

Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / William Parker: Book Of Sound
Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / William Parker:
Book Of Sound

(Leo Records -- UK )


Price: $15.45    




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A single extended work in 6 parts from the trio of Ivo Perelman (sax), Matthew Shipp (piano) and William Parker (bass), emotional and masterful music from a trio that has developed their sound over years working together; superb!

RED trio & Mattias Stahl: North And Red Stream
RED trio & Mattias Stahl:
North And Red Stream

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


Price: $15.95    




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RED trio (Rodrigo Pinheiro-piano; Hernani Faustino-doublebass; Gabriel Ferrandini-drums) meet Swedish vibraphonist Mattias Stahl for a live concert at the VDU Jazz Festival Kaunas in 2013, performing a mix of intricate interactions and subtle improvisation with space and restraint.

Remote Viewers, The: Pitfall
Remote Viewers, The:
Pitfall

(Remote Viewers -- Great Britain )


Price: $15.95    




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David Pett's Remote Viewers with 4 saxophonists and keyboards, and the rhythm section of John Edward and Mark Sanders, complete their noir trilogy with an album blending compositional and improvisational forms in mysteriously dark and satisfying forms.

Riverloam Trio (Trzaska / Brice / Sanders): Inem Gortn
Riverloam Trio (Trzaska / Brice / Sanders):
Inem Gortn

(FMR -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    




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An international trio bringing together Polish saxophonist Mikolaj Trzaska with Brits Olie Brice on bass and Mark Sanders on drums, passionate free improvisation in an Ayler/Brotzmann vein, in 8 absorbing and concise pieces recorded in the studio.

Rodiriguez, Roberto / Zorn, John: Aguares: The Book Of Angels Volume 23
Rodiriguez, Roberto / Zorn, John:
Aguares: The Book Of Angels Volume 23

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Drummer Roberto Rodriguez interprets John Zorn's "Book of Angels" in this 23rd volume from the series, recording in Israel with a wonderfully compelling ensemble emphasizing both rhythmic and melodic elements in nine exciting compositions.

Rutherford, Paul Trio: Gheim - live at Bracknell 1983
Rutherford, Paul Trio:
Gheim - live at Bracknell 1983

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


Price: $16.95    




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A short-lived improvising trio led by Paul Rutherford (trombonist) with Paul Rogers (double bass) and Nigel Morris (drums) performing live in 1983, originally issued on cassette on the Ogun label, here with more than 24 minutes of additional studio material.

Shetland Improvisers Orchestra: First Steps
Shetland Improvisers Orchestra:
First Steps

(FMR -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    




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The 1st release from this collective directed by Raymond MacDonald on sax and George Burt on drums (GIO), presenting work from workshop sessions and a complete set from the 2012 Glasgow Improvisers Festival, 6 unique and sometimes eccentric works, including a piece for Lol Coxhill.

Smith, David / Laswell, Bill / Zorn, John: The Dream Membrane
Smith, David / Laswell, Bill / Zorn, John:
The Dream Membrane

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Bill Laswell on bass and drones and John Zorn on shofar and alto saxophone perform darkly evocative ambient music to readings by magus David Chaim Smith from selections of his mystical text "The Awakening Ground".

Smith, Wadada Leo: The Great Lakes Suites [2 CDs]
Smith, Wadada Leo:
The Great Lakes Suites [2 CDs]

(Tum -- Finland )


Price: $22.95    




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Outstanding compositions and performances on a 2 disc set from trumpeter Leo Smith, each piece dedicated to one of the US Great Lakes, with multi-wind player Henry Threadgill, bassist John Lindberg, and drummer Jack DeJohnette, a milestone in a superlative career!

Spontaneous Music Ensemble: Oliv & Familie (1968-9)
Spontaneous Music Ensemble:
Oliv & Familie (1968-9)

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


Price: $16.95    




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Reissuing the 3rd release from drummer John Steven's Spontaneous Music Ensemble with 31 minutes of previously unissued material, with participants including Derek Bailey, Kenny Wheeler, Evan Parker, Dave Holland, Maggie Nichols, Trevor Watts, Johnny Dyani, &c &c.

Thing, The: Viking [VINYL 7-Inch]
Thing, The:
Viking [VINYL 7-Inch]

(The Thing Records -- Norway )


Price: $14.95    




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A 2 song EP from The Thing--Mats Gustaffson (sax), Ingebrigt Haker Flaten (bass) and Paal Nilssen-Love (drums)--reprising their "MONO" release, the title track a Bob Weston remix of that hard-hitting number; and "Bruremarsj" an abstract take on a traditional Norwegian wedding march.

Udu Calls Trio feat. William Parker: The Vancouver Tapes
Udu Calls Trio feat. William Parker:
The Vancouver Tapes

(Long Song Records -- Italy )


Price: $14.95    




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A live recording from 1999 in Vancouver, two extended improvisations from drummer Tiziano Tononi's UDU Calls Trio featuring William Parker on double bass; Tiziano Tononi on drums, congas, gong, bells & whistles; Daniele Cavallanti on saxophone, Ney flute and bells.

Vicente / Pinheiro / Faustino / Franco: Clocks And Clouds
Vicente / Pinheiro / Faustino / Franco:
Clocks And Clouds

(FMR -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    




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Referencing Ligeti's composition of the same name, Portuguese trumpeter Luis Vicente is joined by 2/3 of the RED Trio--Rodrigo Pinheiro (piano) & Hernani Faustino (bass)-- along with drummer Marco Franco, to record an album of lively collective improvisation of great skill.

Warren, Geoff: The Quartet Album
Warren, Geoff:
The Quartet Album

(FMR -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    




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Focusing on the flute, Geoff Warren's quarter with Raffaele Pallozzi (piano), Marco Di Marzio (bass) and Walter Caratelli (drums) present an impressive melodic and informed album of contemporary jazz quoting Roland Kirk, Soft Machine, folk music and much more.

Watts, Trevor: Veracity
Watts, Trevor:
Veracity

(FMR -- Great Britain )


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Pure Trevor Watts performing solo on the alto saxophone, showing his lyrical and technical skills in full force through 13 studio recordings, from succinct tracks of a minute in length to longer displays of powerful playing with great skill and ingenuity.

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.

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.

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

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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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.

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.

Ned Rothenberg (Shakuchi): Rothenberg: Ryu Nashi/No School - New Music For Shakuchi
Ned Rothenberg (Shakuchi):
Rothenberg: Ryu Nashi/No School - New Music For Shakuchi

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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New York multi-reed and wind player Ned Rothenberg performing on the shakuhachi in orignal compositions performed with viola and spoken word in beautiful and nuanced performances.

Zorn, John: Valentine's Day
Zorn, John:
Valentine's Day

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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John Zorn brings together Downtown New Yorkers, Marc Ribot on guitar, Trevor Dunn on bass and Tyshawn Sorey on drums, for 12 instrumental miniatures combining atonal lyricism with rock intensity; scronky, demanding and exciting hybrids of improv and rock.

Cremaster / Komora A: split [7-inch VINYL] <i>[Used Item]</i>
Cremaster / Komora A:
split [7-inch VINYL] [Used Item]

(Monotype -- Poland )


Price: $11.66    




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A split 7" release between Cremaster (Alfredo Costa Monteiro (electronics) and Ferran Fages (feedback mixing board and electroacoustic devices); and the Komora A trio of Karol Koszniec (electronics), Dominik Kowalczyk (laptop) and Jakub Mikolajczyk (modular synth).

Ideal Bread (Stinton / Knuffke / Hopkins / Fujiwara): Beating the Teens [2 CDs]
Ideal Bread (Stinton / Knuffke / Hopkins / Fujiwara):
Beating the Teens [2 CDs]

(Cuneiform -- Canada )


Price: $20.95    




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The 3rd album NYC's Steve Lacy repertory band Ideal Bread led by John Sinton (baritone saxophone) with Kirk Knuffke (cornet), Adam Hopkins (bass) and Tomas Fujiwara (drums) in a double CD recomposing Lacy's "Scratching The Seventies / Dreams" in unique and fascinating ways.

Rubedo 'ro: Rubedo 'ro
Rubedo 'ro:
Rubedo 'ro

(Malasartes -- Canada )


Price: $12.95    




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Six years of songs and compositions reflecting the life and travels of the Montreal quintet of Geraldine Eguiluz (voice, guitar, compositions), Marie-Lys Trudel (violin & viola); Julie Babaz (cello), Sheila Hannigan (cello) and Stephane Diamantakiou (bass).

Nelson, Matt: Lower Bottoms [VINYL]
Nelson, Matt:
Lower Bottoms [VINYL]

(Tubapede -- USA )


Price: $15.45    




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Brooklyn saxophonist Matt Nelson in a solo album of extended saxophone techniques along with a litany of guitar effects pedals, all run through a large 70's era Peavy combo amp with real-time feedback manipulation, a unique album of muscular playing and unusual soundscape.

Zeitkratzer / Keiji Haino: Zeitkratzer + Keiji Haino
Zeitkratzer / Keiji Haino:
Zeitkratzer + Keiji Haino

(Zeitkratzer -- Germany )


Price: $16.95    




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Keiji Haino collaborates with Reinhold Friedl's Zeitkratzer for their 2nd release, with Haino concentrating solely on his voice without electronic manipulation, in a live recording at Jahrehunderthalle in Bochum, Germany for a frightful mix of ferocious chamber music.

Copernicus: Immediate Eternity <i>[Used Item]</i>
Copernicus:
Immediate Eternity [Used Item]

(nevermore -- USA )


Price: $6.30    




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Cooper, Mike / Mark Wastell: Sound Mirrors
Cooper, Mike / Mark Wastell:
Sound Mirrors

(Confront -- UK )


Price: $13.95    




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Lapsteel guitarist and electronic artist Mike Cooper and percussionist Mark Wastell, employing a paiste 32" tam tam and a shruti box, pay homage to the large acoustic sound mirrors used in Britain from 1916 to 1930 as an early form or radar, each of their detailed improvisation referencing one of the locations on the British south and northeast coasts.



Best Sellers in This Category:

Halvorson, Mary: Reverse Blue

Cooper, Mike / Mark Wastell: Sound Mirrors

Spontaneous Music Ensemble: Oliv & Familie (1968-9)

Doneda, Michel : Everybody Digs Michel Doneda

Smith, Wadada Leo: The Great Lakes Suites [2 CDs]

Dunmall, Paul / Philip Gibbs / Neil Metcalfe: The Ravens Look

Lacerda / Manso / Nilssen-Love / Zenicola: Bota Fogo

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

Udu Calls Trio feat. William Parker: The Vancouver Tapes

Ideal Bread (Stinton / Knuffke / Hopkins / Fujiwara): Beating the Teens [2 CDs]

Remote Viewers, The: Pitfall

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