The Squid's Ear Magazine




  August, 2018
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Mahobin (Fujii / Anker / Tamura / Mori): Live at Big Apple in Kobe
Mahobin (Fujii / Anker / Tamura / Mori):
Live at Big Apple in Kobe

(Libra -- Japan )


Price: $16.95    




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Continuing the celebration of pianist Satoko Fujii's 60th birtday by releasing one CD each month, this quartet brings an excellent set of electroacoustic improvisation to the collection in a quartet with trumpeter Natsuki Tamura, New York saxophonist Lotte Anker, and New York electronic artist and former DNA drummer Ikue Mori, performing live at Tokyo's Big Apple in 2018.

Niggenkemper, Pascal: Sound Within Sound | Wuppertal Diary [2 CDs]
Niggenkemper, Pascal:
Sound Within Sound | Wuppertal Diary [2 CDs]

(Fitschgetau -- Germany )


Price: $20.95    




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Adventurous double bassist Pascal Niggenkemper was artist in residence at Wuppertal in the fall of 2017, presenting concerts with a diverse set of masterful improvisers from Europe and the US, excerpts of which are meticulously programmed in this 2-CD collection, organized by artistic endeavor and intent, from the spacious/introspective to wildly lively encounters; recommended.

Benford, Douglas: For Now
Benford, Douglas:
For Now

(Confront -- 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.

Cherry, Don: Home Boy, Sister Out
Cherry, Don:
Home Boy, Sister Out

(WeWantSounds -- UK )


Price: $18.95    




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Trumpeter Don Cherry recorded this funk album in France in 1985 with a set of multi-ethnic Paris players including Elli Medeiros and produced by Ramuntcho Matta, the songs crossing funk with jazzy vamps, rock roots and modern approaches, reissued with new liner notes and 5 bonus tracks including the cult 1983 single "Kick" featuring legendary author Brion Gysin.

Endresen, Sidsel / Jan Bang: Hum
Endresen, Sidsel / Jan Bang:
Hum

(Confront -- 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.

Fujii, Satoko / Joe Fonda: Mizu
Fujii, Satoko / Joe Fonda:
Mizu

(Long Song Records -- Italy )


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With commanding instrumental skills and a growing history of collaboration, bassist Joe Fonda and pianist Satoko Fujii are heard again in two live concerts as part of their 2017 European tour, two duos from Belgium and one in Germany, the CD taking its title from the Japanese word for "water" as the two converse in powerfully emotional and technically breathtaking ways.

Bent Spoon Trio: Nine Year Itch
Bent Spoon Trio:
Nine Year Itch

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


Price: $11.95    




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Formed in 2002 as a quartet, then in 2005 as the trio of Chris Dadge (percussion, trumpet, bass), David Laing (bass & trombone), and Scott Munro (sax, melodica, &c), then as the duo of Dadge & Monro in 2008; 2016 found the trio together again in Calgary for the closing of the Emmedia performance space, their entire set of unique collective improv captured for this CD.

Dadge, Chris / Jonathon Wilcke: Three Live Pieces
Dadge, Chris / Jonathon Wilcke:
Three Live Pieces

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


Price: $11.95    




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With a 15 year history of collaboration, Bug Incision label leader Chris Dadge joins with fellow Calgary free improviser Jonathon Wilcke on saxophone for an album of live performances in their home city, two performances from Parlour and one at Local 510, showing strong rapport in their duo of uniquely unconventional percussion and lyrically quirky sax.

Morris, Joe / Chris Dadge / Jonathon Wilcke: Rural Optimism
Morris, Joe / Chris Dadge / Jonathon Wilcke:
Rural Optimism

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


Price: $12.95    




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During guitarist Joe Morris' stay as a visiting scholar at University of Calgary, Morris joined the Chris Dadge / Jonathon Wilkes duo, first on stage and then in the studio to record this first-rate album of collective improvisation, merging idiosyncratic percussive activity, abstract and lyrical sax declarations, and profound and pointillistic guitar work.

Morris, Joe / Rob Oxoby: Dancing With Penguins
Morris, Joe / Rob Oxoby:
Dancing With Penguins

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


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Improvising guitarist/bassist, writer, and educator Joe Morris spent four months as visiting scholar at the University of Calgary, during which time he recorded with University of Calgary professor and double bassist Rob Oxoby, this freely improvised album with Morris on electric guitar, a great confluence of strings in 6 concentrated and adept dialogs.

Akmee (Pedersen / Jerve / Albertsend / Wildhagen): Neptun
Akmee (Pedersen / Jerve / Albertsend / Wildhagen):
Neptun

(Nakama Records -- Norway )


Price: $14.95    




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Debut album from this Oslo collective quartet of free improvisers led by drummer Andreas Wildhagen (Nilssen-Love Large Unit) with Erik Kimestad Pedersen on trumpet, Kjetil Jerve on piano, and Erlend Olderskog Albertsen on double bass, a thoroughly modern band that balances more experimental playing with improv in the European tradition; a strong start.

Kwang, Goh Lee / Christian Meaas Svendsen: Gibberish, Balderdash and Drivel
Kwang, Goh Lee / Christian Meaas Svendsen:
Gibberish, Balderdash and Drivel

(Nakama Records -- Norway )


Price: $14.95    




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Three "nonsensical" musical conversations between Malaysian experimental musician and Herbal International label founder Goh Lee Kwang, and Norwegian bass player and Nakama label leader Christian Meeas Svendsen; a first encounter between two different mindsets, nationalities and generations, packaged with a pencil to let you draw your own cover.

Nakama: Worst Generation
Nakama:
Worst Generation

(Nakama Records -- Norway )


Price: $14.95    




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Freely improvised and unusual collective improv from the quintet of Christian Meaas Svendsen (double bass), Andreas Wildhagen (drums), Ayumi Nataka (piano), Adrian Loseth Waade (violin) and Agness Hvizdalek (voice), an abstract yet energetic album with Hvizdalek's voice adding an exotic edge to extended techniques based in free jazz strategies.

Coleman, Steve and Five Elements: Live at the Village Vanguard, Vol. I (The Embedded Sets) [2 CDs]
Coleman, Steve and Five Elements:
Live at the Village Vanguard, Vol. I (The Embedded Sets) [2 CDs]

(Pi Recordings -- USA )


Price: $19.95    




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With his earliest and most current performance history tied to the enduring Manhattan jazz club The Village Vanguard, alto saxophonist Steve Coleman records his Five Elements in a 2017 live show with Jonathan Finlayson on trumpet, Miles Okazaki on guitar, Anthony Tidd on bass, and Sean Rickman on drums for a fiery, exuberant and masterful concert of modern jazz.

Coleman's, Steve Natal Eclipse: Morphogenesis
Coleman's, Steve Natal Eclipse:
Morphogenesis

(Pi Recordings -- USA )


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Steve Coleman's Natal Eclipse brings together 9 musicians in a chamber jazz setting without a drum set--Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet), Jen Shyu (vocals), Matt Mitchell (piano), Mara Grand (tenor sax), Rane Moore (clarinet), Kristin Lee (violin), Greg Chudzik (bass), and Neeraj Mehta (percussion)--performing 9 of Coleman's sophisticated original compositions.

Mitzlaff, Urlich: Ten Sonic Miniatures about the "Scream" by Edvard Munch
Mitzlaff, Urlich:
Ten Sonic Miniatures about the "Scream" by Edvard Munch

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Using Edvard Munch's famous painting "The Scream" as his muse, German cellist living in Portugal, Ulrich Mitzlaff, presents 10 acoustic miniatures from just over a minute to 4 1/2 minutes in length, including wildly interactive moments of delirium to darkly melodic bowed passages, using his impressive technique to create vivid depictions of Munch's work.

4! (Patrizia Oliva / Carlo Mascolo / Domenico Saccente / Felice Furioso): Factorial
4! (Patrizia Oliva / Carlo Mascolo / Domenico Saccente / Felice Furioso):
Factorial

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Free electroacoustic improvisation from the Italian quartet of Patrizia Oliva on voice, electronics, bawu, & objects, Carlo Mascolo on prepared trombone, Domenico Saccente on accordion and prepared piano, and Felice Furioso on drums, cupa cupa, contrabbassa, & sounded objects, using voice and unusual instrumentation to guide unusual and forward-thinking improv.

Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Mar / Espvall / Faustino / Mira / &c.: Sul
Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Mar / Espvall / Faustino / Mira / &c.:
Sul

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Recorded at the Galeria Monumental during the Small Format Materials II Festival, Sul is a large string-oriented ensemble led by Ernesto Rodrigues that includes percussionist Andrew Drury and double bassist Hernani Faustino, alongside Creative Sources core players, orchestrated with viola, violin, cello, double bass, classical guitar, zither, percussion and objects.

Isotope Ensemble: Lanthanum
Isotope Ensemble:
Lanthanum

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Creative Sources collective Isotope Ensemble led by Ernesto Rodrigues performed with a large electroacoustic group continues their investigation of isotopes, focusing on Lanthanum, a soft metal used in flints, through subtly-developing interplay the band, moving as one body, reaching several highly controlled periods of passionate improvisation, contrasting with beautifully serene sections; impressive.

Clinamen Trio : Enclins
Clinamen Trio :
Enclins

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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The French trio of Louis-Michel Marion on double bass, Jacques Didonato on clarinet, and Philippe Berger on viola are heard in a live recording at Radio France, on June 12th, 2017, freely improvising in understated and rich layers of harmonics and tone, actively subdued interactions in an extended excursion of introspective chamber-oriented improvisation.

AntiClan: Volcano Hour
AntiClan:
Volcano Hour

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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With two members from Rotterdam's Albatre band--alto saxophonist Hugo Costa and drummer Philipp Ernsting--plus Mexican guitarist residing in Rotterdamn Josue Amador, this free jazz trio uses a diverse set of approaches that is more reflective and experimental than the jazz/punk of Albatre, yet still balances introspection and experimenation with assertive playing.

Olaf, Rupp / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues: RRR
Olaf, Rupp / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues:
RRR

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Electric guitarist Olaf Rupp joins the father son/duo of violist Ernesto Rodrigues and cellist Guilherme cello, in studio recordings from Berlin in 2017, as three disparate strings intertwine in acoustics and electronics for an intensely evolving two part work, a textured tapestry of slow bowing, sustaining tones, unusual progressions, and odd percussive invention.

Skerebotte Fatta: Riders From The Ra
Skerebotte Fatta:
Riders From The Ra

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Members of the Polish Infant Joy Quintet and Warsaw Improvisers Orchestra--saxophonist Jan Malkowski and drummer Dominik Mokrzewski--pair off in a dynamic album of solid free jazz, influences feeling like Albert Ayler or Steve Lacy, as the two show great technical and creative skills, sometimes in great motion, sometimes reflective, showing great command and direction.

Cirera, Albert / Abdul Moimeme / Alvaro Rosso: Dissection Room
Cirera, Albert / Abdul Moimeme / Alvaro Rosso:
Dissection Room

(Creative Sources -- USA )


Price: $15.95    




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Based in Lisbon but formed of Spanish, Portuguese, and Uruguayan players, Dissection Room performs abstract experimental improvisation using saxophone (Cirera), electric guitar and objects (Moimeme) and double bass (Rosso), presenting an extended live performance at O'Culto da Ajuda in Lisbon in 2017, mysterious and dark sound and music of impressive skill and intent.

Lisbon String Trio & Carlos Zingaro: Theia
Lisbon String Trio & Carlos Zingaro:
Theia

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Adding a fourth string to the collaborations of Portugal's Lisbon String Trio of Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Miguel Mira on cello, and Alvaro Rosso on contrabass, Portuguese violinist Carlos Zingaro adds an additional level of delicately complex interplay to the trio's exceptional free improvisation, as they pay tribute to the Greek goddess of light and extent.

Lisbon String Trio / Sei Miguel: From Faust
Lisbon String Trio / Sei Miguel:
From Faust

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Trumpeter Sei Miguel joins the Portuguese Lisbon String Trio, his second collaboration with the free improvising core group of Miguel Mira on cello, Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, and Alvaro Rosso on double bass, adding a distinctive voice to their subtle interplay as they present this three part work based on the legendary German character who traded his soul to the devil.

Anissegos, Antonis / Christos Yermenoglou: Intertitles
Anissegos, Antonis / Christos Yermenoglou:
Intertitles

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Berlin pianist Antonis Anissegos and Greek drummer Christos Yermenoglou in an album of obscurely titled free improvisations, sophisticated and thoughtful discourse using both traditional and extended techniques, Anissegos inside and out of the piano, as the two converse through understated yet strong melodic threads, a truly lovely and accomplished album.

Nakatani, Tatsuya: Nakatani Mixtape Vol 1 - 2018 [CASSETTE]
Nakatani, Tatsuya:
Nakatani Mixtape Vol 1 - 2018 [CASSETTE]

(Nakatani-Kobo -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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A series of recordings from percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani's many travels in the US and Canada, both live and in the studio, with solo work and duos with Mark Molnar on cello, Mark Weaver on tuba, Gil Selinger on cello, Bonnie Kane on amplified saxophone and flute, and Rhonda Taylor on baritone saxophone.

Yoshihide, Otomo / Paal Nilssen-Love: 19th of May, 2016
Yoshihide, Otomo / Paal Nilssen-Love:
19th of May, 2016

(PNL -- Norway )


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An intensively diverse and thrilling game of "cat and dog" between Norwegian percussionist Paal Nilssen-Love and Japanese guitarist Otomo Yoshihide, performing live at Dom Cultural Center, Moscow, Russia in 2016 for two extended improvisations that exemplify incredible technical skills, reflective and introspective dialog, and cathartic release; absolutely impressive.

Bucher / Countryman (w/ Simon Tan / Isla Antinero): Extremely Live in Manila
Bucher / Countryman (w/ Simon Tan / Isla Antinero):
Extremely Live in Manila

(ChapChap Records -- Japan )


Price: $13.95    




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A live concert in Quezon City from the Manila based duo of Rich Countryman on alto saxophone and Swiss drummer Christian Bucher, who are joined on one track by acoustic bassist Simon Tan and trombonist Isla Antinero.

Ikeda / Prevost: The Whole Moon Rests in a Dewdrop on the Grass
Ikeda / Prevost:
The Whole Moon Rests in a Dewdrop on the Grass

(Matchless -- UK )


Price: $17.95    




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Performing live at Cafe OTO in London, 2018, Japanese sound artist and composer Ken Ikeda comes together with percussionist and Matchless label-leader Eddie Prevost for a concert of resonant, rich improvisation, Ikeda's electronics complementing Prevost's bowed cymbals as the duo builds to a diverse offering of powerful yet controlled sonic uproar; stunning.

Moore / Edwards / Prevost: Darkened, yet shone
Moore / Edwards / Prevost:
Darkened, yet shone

(Matchless -- UK )


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Combining free improvisation, free jazz, rock, and electronic/EA-improv, the trio of Eddie Prevost (drums), NO Moore (guitarist), and bassist John Edwards are caught live at IKLECTIK in London, 2017, for a concert that changes pace from vigorous riffs to unconventional introspection, with masterful playing and profound technique, an exceptional performance.

Musicworks: #131 Fall 2018 [MAGAZINE + CD]
Musicworks:
#131 Fall 2018 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )


Price: $15.95    




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The second issue in the 40th anniversary year of Canada's foremost magazine exploring new music in composed, improvised, experimental and other unusual musics, articles including Peggy Lee, Circuit Bending, composer Maria de Alvear, an article on the Bug Incision label, plus a 14-track CD with tracks to accompany the articles, plus album reviews, live reviews, &c. &c.

Miller, Cassandra : O Zomer!
Miller, Cassandra :
O Zomer!

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Two ensemble works and two solo pieces by Christian Wolff's favourite contemporary composer, Cassandra Miller, who is blazing a very personal trail through the experimental music world, with brilliant performances by Apartment House, Mira Benjamin, Philip Thomas, and Charles Curtis with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ilan Volkov.

Jang, Alex : Momentary Encounters
Jang, Alex :
Momentary Encounters

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Four fragile and mostly minimal works by Victoria-based composer Alex Jang, performed by the Apartment House ensemble, with solo pieces by Heather Roche on clarinet + field recordings, one with Cristian Alvear on guitar, an acoustic quintet, and "any three players" designed for any mix of instrumentation, here on melodica, vibraphone & cello.

Miller, Cassandra / Quatuor Bozzini: Just So
Miller, Cassandra / Quatuor Bozzini:
Just So

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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A disc of extraordinary string works by Canadian composer Cassandra Miller, presenting four string quartets superbly played by the Quatuor Bozzini quartet of Clemens Merkel on violin, Alissa Cheung on violin, Stephanie Bozzini on viola, and Isabelle Bozzini on cello, including the large work "About Bach", awarded the Jules Leger Prize for New Chamber Music.

Louis Minus XVI: De Anima [VINYL]
Louis Minus XVI:
De Anima [VINYL]

(BeCoq -- France )


Price: $19.95    




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With a decade of experience, the Flandres, Netherlands free jazz quartet of Adrien Douliez on alto saxophone, Jean Baptiste Rubin on tenor saxophone, Maxime Petit on bass, and Frederic L'Homme on drums blend ethnic and world music with assertive playing, from groove oriented to more aggressive forms, a unique voice in free playing.

Mitchell, Nicole : Maroon Cloud
Mitchell, Nicole :
Maroon Cloud

(FPE Records -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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An eight-part suite from Chicago flutist Nicole Mitchell, extending her series of dystopian futures and the need for resistance and change, presented in a drummer-less quartet with Mitchell, cellist Tomeka Reid, pianist Aruan Ortiz and vocalist Fay Victor, recorded live at National Sawdust in Brooklyn as part of John Zorn's 2017 Stone Commissioning Series.

Earth Tongues (Costa / Peck / Moffett): Rune
Earth Tongues (Costa / Peck / Moffett):
Rune

(Neither/Nor Records -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Paying attention to tone, tension, space and silence, the trio of Carlo Costa on percussion, Joe Moffett on trumpet, and Dan Peck on tuba use extended and unusual techniques in a meditative and highly concentrative album of free improvisation, the first album from this trio whose attentive approach to improvisation rewards in unique sonic environments.

Loriot, Frantz : Reflections on an Introspective Path
Loriot, Frantz :
Reflections on an Introspective Path

(Neither/Nor Records -- USA )


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French-Japanese violist Frantz Loriot's first solo album takes the viola into unusual territory, using an acousmatic approach to create music and sounds with no visual reference by transforming the sound of the viola through preparations and remarkable extended techniques, layering and assembling his works to create concrete statements of movement.

Costa's Acustica, Carlo: Strata
Costa's Acustica, Carlo:
Strata

(Neither/Nor Records -- USA )


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New York composer and drummer Carlo Costa assembled this accomplished ensemble of NY improvisers for a live performance at IBeam in Brooklyn, capturing his piece "Strata" that evolves layers of sound from very sparse to densely yet accesibly stacked sound, varying recurring material to change perspectives in the aural space as the piece progresses; impressive.

van Hemmen, Flin (w/ Neufeld / Obsvik): Drums of Days
van Hemmen, Flin (w/ Neufeld / Obsvik):
Drums of Days

(Neither/Nor Records -- USA )


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Debut album as a leader from drummer and pianist Flin van Hemmen, an evocative album of original compositions and improvisations recorded in a trio with Eyvind Opsvik on double bass and Todd Neufeld on acoustic guitar, with Tony Malaby on alto and soprano sax on one track; a beautifully cinematic and poetic album that allows for space and reflection.

Earth Tongues (Moffett / Peck / Costa): Ohio [2 CDs]
Earth Tongues (Moffett / Peck / Costa):
Ohio [2 CDs]

(Neither/Nor Records -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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The second album from this NY trio, titled for the state it was recorded in, as the trio of Joe Moffett (trumpet) and Dan Peck (tuba), both playing cassette players, and percussionist Carlo Costa, slowly develop this long-form 2-part work from minimal interactions of objects, extended techniques, and abstract recordings, building to a tightly controlled ferocity.

Natura Morta (Loriot / Ali / Costa): Environ
Natura Morta (Loriot / Ali / Costa):
Environ

(Neither/Nor Records -- USA )


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The trio of Frantz Loriot (violin), Sean Ali (contrabassist) and Carlo Costa (percussion), a grouping named for still life paintings that concentrate on composition and color, presenting three extended compositions of rich acoustic sound, extending their instruments through masterful technique to create exquisitely detailed and compellingly self-controlled conversation.

While We Still Have Bodies (Gerstein / Ali / Foster / van Hemmen): While We Still Have Bodies
While We Still Have Bodies (Gerstein / Ali / Foster / van Hemmen):
While We Still Have Bodies

(Neither/Nor Records -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Using lo-fi electronics and found objects alongside their acoustic instruments, the NY quartet of Ben Gerstein (trombone), Sean Ali (double bass), Michael Foster (saxophones) and Flin van Hemmen (percussion) freely improvise with textural, rhythmic and timbral interactions, captured live at New Museum accompanying an exhibition by video artist Cheng Ran.

Volden, Havard / Carlo Costa: In the Wake
Volden, Havard / Carlo Costa:
In the Wake

(Neither/Nor Records -- USA )


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Italian-born New York-based percussionist Carlo Costa meets Norwegian guitarist Havard Volden (Moon Relay, Muddersten) for an album of water-themed free improvisations, beautifully developing with thoughtful playing using rich chord patterns and unusual sonic inventiveness in percussive objects to create a set of rich and languorous surges and pools of sound.

Musci, Roberto / Giovanni Venosta: Messages & Portraits (2018 Edition)
Musci, Roberto / Giovanni Venosta:
Messages & Portraits (2018 Edition)

(Recommended Records -- UK )


Price: $13.95    




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A welcome reissue of two 1980s, forward-thinking albums of electronic compositions from Milanese ethnomusicologist composers, sound engineers and performers Giovanni Venosta and Roberto Musci, incorporating exotic field recordings from their world travels into accessibly sophisticated pieces, creating unexpectedly innovative, novel and melodically rich hybrids.

Lee, Peggy : Echo Painting
Lee, Peggy :
Echo Painting

(Songlines -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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Commissioned by Coastal Jazz and Blues and premiered at the 2016 Vancouver International Jazz Festival, cellist Peggy Lee's suite for ten players includes some of the most interesting improvisers on the Vancouver scene, the music multi-layered, texturally varied and melodically rich, with beautiful melodic passages, driving rhythm, and incendiary improv; outstanding!

Blegvad, Peter : Bandbox [6 CD BOX SET]
Blegvad, Peter :
Bandbox [6 CD BOX SET]

(Recommended Records -- UK )


Price: $79.95    




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Starting with Blegvad's "Downtime" LP, this box traces the evolution of the Peter Blegvad Trio into a quintet with Karen Mantler and Bob Drake, released in a solid box with a double CD of alternate versions, unreleased material and live performances, plus a 72 page book of photographs, memorabilia, drawings, documents and recollections; the ultimate reissue!

Nakamura, Toshimaru: Re-Verbed (No-Input Mixing Board 9)
Nakamura, Toshimaru:
Re-Verbed (No-Input Mixing Board 9)

(Room40 -- Australia )


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Tokyo-based electronics artist Toshimaru Nakamura's 9th album of No-Input Mixing Board music, elucidating sound from the mixing board without any audio sources, showing the amazing evolution of his approach as he turns this "empty" "instrument" into an amazing source of rhythmic and assertive sound that's both surprising and wonderfully musical.

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).

Ali, Sean : My Tongue Crumbles After
Ali, Sean :
My Tongue Crumbles After

(Neither/Nor Records -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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New York bassist Sean Ali demonstrates his astonishing bass technique and creative momentum in a solo album, accompanied at times by collages assembled from field and voice recordings, creating unusual sonic backdrops against which his powerful playing, preparations, bowing and other extended techniques reveal an optimistic and unusual creative intent.

Fulgosi, Andreas / Carlo Mascolo: Losca Mio Gulfos
Fulgosi, Andreas / Carlo Mascolo:
Losca Mio Gulfos

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Nine improvisations between Italian trombonist and tubes player Carlo Mascolo (Kerlox Dynamic Band) and guitarist Andreas Fulgosi (By-Spiel Project) on baritone guitar, recording in Lisbon in 2017 for calmly developing dialog using unusual techniques and approaches to both instruments.

Hvizdalek / Nergaard / Tavil / Garner: Juxtaposition
Hvizdalek / Nergaard / Tavil / Garner:
Juxtaposition

(Nakama Records -- Norway )


Price: $14.95    




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Sonic sources of a wide variety of timbre, rhythm and tone, mixed with voice, feedback, even bird sounds, make up the strata of this intriguing album from Oslo Improvisers Agnes Hvizdalek (voice), Magnus Skavhaug Nergaard (electric bass, electronics, field recordings), Utku Tavil (snare drum, no input mixer, sampler), and Natali Abrahamsen Garner (voice, electronics).

Hvizdalek / Nergaard / Tavil / Garner: Juxtaposition [CASSETTE]
Hvizdalek / Nergaard / Tavil / Garner:
Juxtaposition [CASSETTE]

(Nakama Records -- Norway )


Price: $8.95    




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Sonic sources of a wide variety of timbre, rhythm and tone, mixed with voice, feedback, even bird sounds, make up the strata of this intriguing album from Oslo Improvisers Agnes Hvizdalek (voice), Magnus Skavhaug Nergaard (electric bass, electronics, field recordings), Utku Tavil (snare drum, no input mixer, sampler), and Natali Abrahamsen Garner (voice, electronics).

Kwang, Goh Lee / Christian Meaas Svendsen: Gibberish, Balderdash and Drivel [VINYL]
Kwang, Goh Lee / Christian Meaas Svendsen:
Gibberish, Balderdash and Drivel [VINYL]

(Nakama Records -- Norway )


Price: $22.95    




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Three "nonsensical" musical conversations between Malaysian experimental musician and Herbal International label founder Goh Lee Kwang, and Norwegian bass player and Nakama label leader Christian Meeas Svendsen; a first encounter between two different mindsets, nationalities and generations, packaged with a pencil to let you draw your own cover.

Massaro, Francesco: Maniera Nera
Massaro, Francesco:
Maniera Nera

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Translating to "Black Manner", saxophonist and electroacoustic artist Francesco Massaro, a member of the Italian band Bestiario, presents a dark and troubling album of intense and power solo saxophone and acousmatic accompaniment, which he refers to as "fixed media", each of the 8 pieces referencing musicians including Lenoci, La Volpe, &c.; enigmatic and superb.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Adam Pultz Melbye / kriton b.: The Distant Sound Within
Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Adam Pultz Melbye / kriton b.:
The Distant Sound Within

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Three strings--cello from Guilherme Rodrigues, double bass from Adam Pultz Melbye, and viola from Ernesto Rodrigues--plus harmonium and objects from Kriton Beyer, in a live performance at Kuhlspot Social Club in Berlin, each of the 9 movements a concentrative work named with a three-letter onomatopoeia, as the players draw sound from a mysterious dark distance.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Fred Marty / Carlos Santos: Jardin Carre
Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Fred Marty / Carlos Santos:
Jardin Carre

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French double bassist Fred Marty joins Creative Sources core performers, violist Ernesto Rodrigues, cellist Guilherme Rodrigues and electronic artist Carlos Santos for an extensive improvisation exploring both lyrical and pointillistic improvisation, themed loosely around a garden quartet or frame, the music detailed, active and formidably sophisticated.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Rodrigues, Guilherme / Richard Scott: We Still Have Bodies
Rodrigues, Ernesto / Rodrigues, Guilherme / Richard Scott:
We Still Have Bodies

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Nine numbered improvisations for viola, cello and analog synth from the trio of Ernesto Rodrigues, Guilherme Rodrigues and Richard Scott, recorded live at Audience, in Berlin, Scott's synth layers adding subtle nuance including vocal sampling and static and strange noise as a counterpoint to the Rodrigues' subdued but detailed techniques, textures and intense concentration.

 

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