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  February, 2019
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Mathisen's, Jorgen Instant Light: Mayhall's Object
Mathisen's, Jorgen Instant Light:
Mayhall's Object

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Saxophonist Jorgen Mathisen (The Core) composes for and leads his quartet with fellow Norwegian players Erlend Slettevoll on piano, Trygve Waldemar Fiske on double bass, and Dag Erik Knedal Andersen on drums, through six lyrical free jazz compositions, often in a Coltrane mode, his music influenced by sci-fi, Sun Ra, and Philip K. Dick; a solid record of modern jazz.

Wschod (Pinheiro / Kozera / Suchar): Wschod
Wschod (Pinheiro / Kozera / Suchar):
Wschod

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Red Trio pianist Rodrigo Pinheiro joins Polish free improvisers, drummer Kuba Suchar from the European band Robotobibok (which became Mikrokolektyw), and double bassist Zbigniew Kozera from Sundogs and LEM, for five collective improvisations, diverse and dynamic dialogs of profound technique and creative intention.

Conde, Alberto Iberian Roots Trio: The Wake Of An Artist - Tribute To Bernardo Sassetti
Conde, Alberto Iberian Roots Trio:
The Wake Of An Artist - Tribute To Bernardo Sassetti

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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A tribute to pianist and composer Bernardo Sassetti from a trio that includes two members of Sassetti's Trio--bassist Carlos Barretto and drummer Alexandre Frazao--along with pianist Alberto Conde and violist Jose Valente, as they interpret Sassetti compositions, a Federico Mompou piece Sassetti played frequently, along with original compositions from all members.

Dias, Jose : After Silence, Vol.1
Dias, Jose :
After Silence, Vol.1

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Portuguese guitarist Jose Dias steps away from his quartet and trio, and from the many scores for theatre, contemporary dance and animation film that he's composed, to focus on his solo electric guitar work, in this album that applies subtle affects and a warm, ethereal ambiance to expressive and passionate pieces, each conveying a sense of narrative and purpose.

Hifiklub: E Lisboa
Hifiklub:
E Lisboa

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )


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A collaborative French instrumental rock band led by and with compositions from the core quartet of Anthony Belguise (drums), Jean-Loup Faurat (guitar), Regis Laugier (bass) and Nico Morcillo (guitar), with a list of 22 international guests across 8 songs and instrumentals, including Rafael Toral, Maria Radich, Paulo Furtado, Carlos Zingaro, Rui Carvalho, &c.

Toyozumi, Sabu / Rick Countryman: Sol Abstraction
Toyozumi, Sabu / Rick Countryman:
Sol Abstraction

(Sol Disk Records -- USA )


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The longstanding relationship between US alto saxophonist living in the Phillipines, Rick Countryman, and legendary free improvising Japanese percussionist Sabu Toyozumi, heard in two previous albums, is here captured live in concert in the Phillipines in 2018, revealing active and thoughtful dialog of great expression and skill, an inspired encounter of free playing.

London Experimental Ensemble: Child Ballads
London Experimental Ensemble:
Child Ballads

(Split Rock Records -- USA )


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Drawn from 305 traditional ballads from England and Scotland alongside their American variants, anthologised by Francis James Child during the second half of the nineteenth century, are here sung by Ed Pettersen in the fascinating intersection of traditional lyrics and experimental interpretations of melodies, performed by the 11-piece London Experimental Ensemble.

Xenofox: Rupp / Lanz / Fischerlehner: Alarm
Xenofox: Rupp / Lanz / Fischerlehner:
Alarm

(Oltrarno Raw -- Italy )


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Electric guitarist Olaf Rupp, one of the leading figures of Berlin's Echtzeit scene, and Rudi Fischerlehner, an active Berlin improvising drummer, have been playing together as Xenofox for years, releasing albums and playing festivals, here captured at A L'Arme Festival at Radialsystem, in Berlin in 2017 with turntablist Joke Lanz adding to their controlled chaos.

Full Blast: Rio [VINYL]
Full Blast:
Rio [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )


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A limited live album from German saxophonist Peter Brotzmann's long-running Full Blast trio with the precise and dynamic Swiss rhythm section of Marino Pliakas on electric bass and Michael Wertmuller on drums, captured at Audio Rebel, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2016 as they tear through a tumultuous set of five burning improvisations of passionate playing.

Hwang, Jason Kao  (Bynum / Daley / Drury / Filiano / Li / Swell / Guowei): Blood
Hwang, Jason Kao (Bynum / Daley / Drury / Filiano / Li / Swell / Guowei):
Blood

(True Sound Recordings -- USA )


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Composer & violinist Jason Kao Hwang wrote "Blood" as he meditated upon the traumas of war retained within the body as unspoken vibrations that reverberate across community and generations, performed in an incredible east/west octet with Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet), Joseph Daley (tuba), Andrew Drury (drums), Ken Filiano (bass), Sun Li (pipa), Steve Swell (trombone), & Wang Guowei (erh).

Leap Of Faith: Order Of Ramifications
Leap Of Faith:
Order Of Ramifications

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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The core trio of the Boston collective Leap of Faith Orchestra of improvisers, approaching large work using unique compositional techniques and an arsenal of traditional and unusual instruments and percussive devices, here joined by Elinor Spiers on violin, log drums, glockenspiel, metal, wood, crotales, and cymbells, for a uniquely detailed and immense improvisation.

String Theory : Thickness Of The Present
String Theory :
Thickness Of The Present

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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The Leap of Faith string-heavy grouping in a concert at Outpost 186 in Cambridge, 2018 with PEK on bamboo saxophones, reeds, tarota, contrabassoon, sheng, melodica, aquasonic & bells; Glynis Lomon on cello & aquasonic; Grant Beale on guitar; Lukasz Pavlikovsky on cello & aquasonic; Albey onBass on electric bass; Silvain Castellano and Adrienne Schoenfeld on double bass.

Fischerlehner, Rudi : 15 8 Slum
Fischerlehner, Rudi :
15 8 Slum

(Not Applicable -- UK )


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Austrian drummer percussionist Rudi Fischerlehner (RM, Xenofox, Parrot Feathers, &c) in his first solo album of energetic, polyrhythmic construction, titled for a chance proximity to a note on 15/8 rhythms and Rene Pollesch's book "www-slums", apt for the blend of precise playing and creative abstractions heard in this engaging and propulsive album.

Rusling, Terry : The Machine Is Broken
Rusling, Terry :
The Machine Is Broken

(Spool -- Canada )


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Retrospective of Terry Rusling, a Canadian composer of electronic music working for the CBC in the 60's, who was introduced to the Electronic Music Studio at the University of Toronto, where he was awarded the title of Research Associate, receiving a Canada Council Grant to travel and work in Belgium, Utrecht, Paris, &c.; 2 of his graphic scores are part of John Cage's "Notations" project.

Oyauchi / Deku Duo: Now's The Time? [VINYL]
Oyauchi / Deku Duo:
Now's The Time? [VINYL]

(Armageddon Nova -- Japan )


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The first release on Japan's Armageddon Nova, now reissued as a limited 180gm double vinyl LP, presenting a 2012 concert at Performing Arts Center, in Japan in 2012 by the duo of free improvising alto saxophonist Aishi Oyauchi, a peer of Karou Abe in the 60s, and contrabassist Deku, a member of the 70s free improvising group New Jazz Syndicate.

Axioms: Manifestations
Axioms:
Manifestations

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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Boston's Evil Clown collective led by reedist/multi-instrumentalist David Peck introduces a new ensemble, Axioms, a quartet with Peck, Jane, Alby onBass, and Joel Simches, in a mammoth work of mysterious intent and rich sonorities, orchestrated with reeds, brass, daxophones, percussion, bells and chimes, electric bass, keys, spoken word, and real-time signal processing.

Leap Of Faith: Tangled Hierachies
Leap Of Faith:
Tangled Hierachies

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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A 2019 performance in Cambridge, MA of this intertwining quintet of unique instrumentation, with PEK on bamboo & bass saxophones, clarinets, contrabassoon, tarota, melodica, sheng, aquasonic, wood, metal, wind siren, crank siren, & chimes; Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic, & chimes; Eric Zinman on piano; Syd Smart on percussion; and Yuri Zbitnov on drums, gong, wood, metal, wind siren, & chimes.

Metal Chaos Ensemble: Electric Sword Machine
Metal Chaos Ensemble:
Electric Sword Machine

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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Each of these Boston-area improvisers handles an arsenal of equipment in the Metal Chaos Ensemble of David Peck (PEK) on reeds, synth, & daxophone, Bob Moores on synths & laptop, Eric Woods on synth, metal & wood, Abby on bass & electronics, and Yuri Zbitnoff on drums & percussion, in a massive work of detailed and passionate electroacoustics over PEK's large synthetic mix.

Metal Chaos Ensemble: Luminiferous Aether
Metal Chaos Ensemble:
Luminiferous Aether

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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Metal Chaos Ensemble, formed in 2015 as a working project to explore rhythms on metallic instruments guided by rules-based chaotic systems of a very large number of small components, in a quintet studio recording using three dedicated drummers, reeds, electronics, and accompanying "tape" mixes, resulting in epic, inspired and wonderfully unpredictable improvisation.

TGB (Carolino / Delgado / Frazao): III
TGB (Carolino / Delgado / Frazao):
III

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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The 3rd Clean Feed album from this Portuguese band of unusual orchestration and intentions that cross jazz and rock idioms, from the trio of Sergio Carolino on tuba, Mario Delgado on guitar, and Alexandre Frazao on drums, with rapid fire attacks and tight compositional moments balanced by wonderful open, sonic moments, surprising with a cover of King Crimson's "Starless".

Turbulence: Flow Across Scales
Turbulence:
Flow Across Scales

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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A larger than previous Boston collective's Turbulence ensemble with 6 of the regular horn players from Leap of Faith Orchestra, performing multi-reedist and instrumentalist PEK's extended framework, with drummer percussionist Yui Zbitnoff; the ensembe breaks down to three duos and guest saxophonist Bob O'Brien, captured live at Outpost 186, in Cambridge, MA in August 2018.

Hwang, Jason Kao (Filiano / Drury / Hwang / Forbes / Swell): Sing House
Hwang, Jason Kao (Filiano / Drury / Hwang / Forbes / Swell):
Sing House

(Euonymus Records -- USA )


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Focusing on melody, rhythm, harmony, and texture, violinist/composer Jason Kao Hwang's Sing House employs a perceptive and swinging blend of Western and Eastern influences as his impressive band with Andrew Drury on drums, Ken Filiano on bass, Chris Forbes on piano, and Steve Swell on trombone present four lyrical, propulsive and wonderfully embraceable "songs".

Fischerlehner, Rudi : 15 8 Slum <i>[Used Item]</i>
Fischerlehner, Rudi :
15 8 Slum [Used Item]

(Not Applicable -- UK )


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Austrian drummer percussionist Rudi Fischerlehner (RM, Xenofox, Parrot Feathers, &c) in his first solo album of energetic, polyrhythmic construction, titled for a chance proximity to a note on 15/8 rhythms and Rene Pollesch's book "www-slums", apt for the blend of precise playing and creative abstractions heard in this engaging and propulsive album.

Hauser, Fritz : Laboratorio - Solo Percussion
Hauser, Fritz :
Laboratorio - Solo Percussion

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )


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Swiss drummer & percussionist Fritz Hauser's solo album creates a fictional percussion center that he uses as as springboard to compose solo works for spaces within the [non-existent] environment, depicted in both spacious and active sound work, generating open-air locations with bird sounds and cymbals and areas of quick-paced activity; absolutely impressive.




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