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  March 2020
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Baird, Ka / Muyassar Kurdi: Voice Games  [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Baird, Ka / Muyassar Kurdi:
Voice Games [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Editions -- USA )

Price: $7.95

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Primarily voice improvisations from the duo of Muyassar Kurdi and Ka Baird, also performing on piano, bells, gong, flute and spike fiddle, recorded at Pineapple Reality and Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, NY between 2017 & 2018, their work focused on typically delicate interweaving of their voices and instruments, with a sense of suspense, humor and joyful mystery.

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

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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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.

Zuydervelt, Rutger: Porcelain (soundtrack for the film by Jenneke Boeijink) Zuydervelt, Rutger:
Porcelain (soundtrack for the film by Jenneke Boeijink)

(Machinefabriek -- Netherlands )

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The soundtrack for Dutch/Belgium/Italian co-production "Porselein" (Porcelain), a psychological drama by Jenneke Boeijink, recorded with cellist Francesco Guerri and using a motif from Henry Purcell's "The Fairy Queen", the album release including 12 additional tracks; powerful, emotional and passionate music of great tension and brilliant performances from Guerri.

Durrant, Phil / Emil Karlsen: Grain Durrant, Phil / Emil Karlsen:
Grain

(Noumenon -- UK )

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A wonderfully assertive acoustic dialog between London improviser Phil Durrant on mandolin and octave mandolin, and Norwegian percussionist living in Leeds, UK, Emil Karlsen, the two focusing on a quick flow of ideas that ebb and flow naturally, each complementing the other in tightly defined interactions, creating a consistent sound of rapid texture and impetus.

Hodgkinson, Tim: Under The Void Hodgkinson, Tim:
Under The Void

(Recommended Records -- UK )

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Three dynamic works for contemporary classical composition from Henry Cow founder Tim Hodgkinson, composed and assembled using a variety of techniques including live performance, in ensembles that include Hyperion Ensemble, Chris Cutler on percussion, Angharad Davies on violin, Mark Sanders on percussion and Yoni Silver on bass clarinet; extraordinary!

Dopolarians (William Parker / Kidd Jordan / Alvin Fielder / Chad Fowler / Christopher Parker / Kelle Dopolarians (William Parker / Kidd Jordan / Alvin Fielder / Chad Fowler / Christopher Parker / Kelley Hurt):
Garden Party

(Mahakala Music -- USA )

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Legendary players, drummer Alvin Fielder, bassist William Parker, and saxophonist Kidd Jordan joined younger generation players pianist Christopher Parker, vocalist Kelley Hurt, and saxophonist Chad Fowler in New Orleans to record this exceptional album of modern jazz compositions primarily from Fowler, plus a collective improvisation and a narrative from Hurt.

Leimgruber, Urs / Andreas Willers / Alvin Curran / Fabrizio Spera: Rome-ing Leimgruber, Urs / Andreas Willers / Alvin Curran / Fabrizio Spera:
Rome-ing

(Leo Records -- UK )

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The long-running duo of saxophonist Urs Leimgruber and guitarist Andreas Willers are joined by percussionist Fabrizio Spera (Ossatura) and Alvin Curran (MEV) for a live performance at Casa del Jazz in Rome, merging avant jazz approaches with ea-improv through guitar effects and sampling, finding passion in explorative and unpredictable music of superb skill and intent.

Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp: Efflorescence Volume 1 [4 CDs] Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp:
Efflorescence Volume 1 [4 CDs]

(Leo Records -- UK )

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"Efflorescence", to reach an optimum stage of development or blossom, as heard through four studio-recorded CDs, expanding on the warm and enduring duo of saxophonist Ivo Perelman and pianist Matthew Shipp in beautifully flowing, succinct improvisations with a lyrical inclination, allowing for exploration through the sophisticated support each brings; beautiful.

Vonlanthen, Vinz: No Man's Land Vonlanthen, Vinz:
No Man's Land

(Leo Records -- UK )

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Not ambient nor aggressive, Swiss guitarist Vinz Vonlanthen's latest solo album finds the improviser creating contemplative environments in unhurried ways, allowing bass and upper string to interact, often adding unusual vocal emanations to punctuate or layer with the guitar, creating an eclectic set of succinct works, often ominous, always uniquely fascinating.

Anticlan (Costa / Amador / Ernsting): Close To The Bone Anticlan (Costa / Amador / Ernsting):
Close To The Bone

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The second album of open-minded free improvisation of great drive, skill and and experimental determination from the Anticlan trio, a facet of the Albatre trio in the duo of Portuguese saxophonist Hugo Costa and German drummer Philipp Ernsting, along with Mexican guitarist residing in Rotterdamn, Josue Amador, recording in the studio in Rotterdam, 2019.

Balanya, Josep-Maria / Ramon Lopez: Furious Yellow Balanya, Josep-Maria / Ramon Lopez:
Furious Yellow

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Two Spanish improvisers of distinction meet at DADA Studio, in Brussels, Belgium to record ten diverse and extraordinary dialogs, from percussionist Ramon Lopez and pianist Josep-Maria Balanya, balancing radical jazz with experimental approaches to free and contemporary improvisation, a tour-de-force of expression and innovation.

Cramp, Dominic / Mike Khoury / Philip Greenlief / Gino Robair: Compassion & Evidence Cramp, Dominic / Mike Khoury / Philip Greenlief / Gino Robair:
Compassion & Evidence

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Recorded live at Temescal Art Center in Oakland, CA as part of their Babylon 2018 evening, the quartet of Gino Robair (electronics), Phillip Greenlief (tenor sax and clarinet), Mike Khoury (viola) and Dominic Cramp, aka Lord Tang (lyra) improvise in 2 short and 2 extended electroacoustic conversations of detailed restraint, unique pointillism and unforseen atmospheres.

IKB: Hippocampus Guttulatus IKB:
Hippocampus Guttulatus

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The large IKB electroacoustic ensemble of diverse orchestration led by violist Ernesto Rodrigues, where each release is characterized by an animal, here with the long-snouted seahorse in an extended improvisation recorded at CreativeFest XIII at O'Culto da Ajuda, Lisbon, 2019, building to undulating cycles of intense interaction of absolutely precise control.

Krci (Loris Binot / Emilie Skrijelj): Krci Krci (Loris Binot / Emilie Skrijelj):
Krci

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Filled with mystery and innuendo, the duo of French pianist and keyboardist Loris Binot, performing on prepared piano, prepared Fender Rhodes, Moog & electronics, and French-based accordionist Emilie Skrijelj, also on samples & electronics, are heard in a recording at the performing arts theater at CCAM in Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy for two extended and superbly intriguing improvisations.

Lisbon String Trio & Gabriel Ferrandini: Sediments Lisbon String Trio & Gabriel Ferrandini:
Sediments

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Portugal's Lisbon String Trio of saxophonist Nuno Torres, electric guitarist Abdul Moimeme and violist Ernesto Rodrigues, are joined by Red Trio/ Rodrigo Amado Motion Trio drummer Gabriel Ferrandini for this concert performance at O'Culto da Ajuda, in Lisbon, Portugal as part of the CreativeFest XIII, finding inspired balance in introspective sections and periods of exciting activity.

Okuda, Rieko / Antti Virtaranta / Girial Baars: LAB H Tapes Okuda, Rieko / Antti Virtaranta / Girial Baars:
LAB H Tapes

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Two distinct improvisation from the trio of Japanese musician Rieko Okuda on piano & viola, Finnish musician Antti Virtaranta on double bass, and Russian musician Girilal Baars on voice & objects, the first with Baars primarily focused on free vocals in a Phil Minton-esque mode, the second all instrumental with Baars performing on "old wheel".

Olencki, Weston: Solo Works Olencki, Weston:
Solo Works

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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New York City-based trombonist/composer Weston Olencki, specializing in the performance and production of experimental music & art, presents four compositions for brass instruments exploring a sound-based and psychoacoustic approach to solo performance, applying extended instrument preparations and fundamental principles of sound synthesis to this acoustic medium.

Petzold, Dietrich / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Jan Roder: Get Your Own Picture Petzold, Dietrich / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Jan Roder:
Get Your Own Picture

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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An improvising string quartet with Creative Sources label leader Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Guilherme Rodrigues on cello, German violinist and violist Dietrich Petzold and German double bassist Jan Roder, recording in the studio in Berlin in 2018 for seven active improvisations with a chamber feel, each named by the letters making up the word "PICTURE".

Wong, Theresa / Frantz Loriot: Live at Zoom In Wong, Theresa / Frantz Loriot:
Live at Zoom In

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Recording at the magnificent cathedral at Berner Münster in Switzerland during the 2017 Zoom In Festival, the improvising string duo of violist Frantz Loriot and cellist Theresa Wong, also on voice, performed this extended work of creative string interaction, energetic and idiosyncratic and wonderfully expressive, enhanced by the natural resonance of the space.

Zingaro, Carlos / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Hernani Faustino / Jose Oliveira : Penta Zingaro, Carlos / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Hernani Faustino / Jose Oliveira :
Pentahedron

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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An impressive highly interactive and extended improvisation focused mostly on strings, with label leader Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Guilherme Rodrigues on cello, plus Red Trio's Hernani Fasutino on double bass and legendary Portuguese violinist Carlo Zingaro, with Jose Oliveira adding active percussive interaction, captured live at the CreativeFest XIII in 2019.

Archer, Martin : Anthropology Band [2 CDs] Archer, Martin :
Anthropology Band [2 CDs]

(Discus -- UK )

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Inspired by the music of 70's Miles Davis electric work, composer and saxophonist Martin Archer presents 15 compositions performed in two parallel sessions over two CDs, the first in a septet that includes Corey Mwamba, Pat Thomas and Dave Sturt, and the second an extended ensemble with brass and wind sections, each bringing distinctive life to these inspired compositions.

Caines, Ron / Martin Archer AXIS: Dream Feathers Caines, Ron / Martin Archer AXIS:
Dream Feathers

(Discus -- UK )

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The "AXIS" of UK saxophonist Ron Caines and multi-reedist Martin Archer, also on organ and electronics, in a subtle septet with outstanding players including Laura Cole on piano and Johnny Hunter on drums, in a set of dream-like and lyrically beautiful improvisations, merging electronics and horns over a powerfully solid rhythm section that create warm textural cycles.

Abdou, Sakina / Barbara Dang / Peter Orins: Lescence / Gmatique Abdou, Sakina / Barbara Dang / Peter Orins:
Lescence / Gmatique

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )

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Three musicians who are active members of the Lille-based collective Muzzix--Peter Orins on drums, Barbara Dang on grand piano, Sakina Abdou on saxophone & recorder--captured live at La Malterie, in Lille, France for two extended improvisations of minimalist conversation using extended techniques and unusual approaches to their instruments; fascinating.

Akiyama, Tetuzi / Herve Boghossian: Suketchi Akiyama, Tetuzi / Herve Boghossian:
Suketchi

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )

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Translating to "sketch", the duo of Japanese improvising guitarist Tetuzi Akiyama and French guitarist Hervé Boghossian recorded these sketches in the studio in Marseille, France, seven succinct free improvisations of an open and intuitively lyrical nature performed on acoustic guitars, in a gorgeous album of uniquely spacious interlaced string improvisation.

Denley, Jim / Eric Normand: Plant 3 [VINYL] Denley, Jim / Eric Normand:
Plant 3 [VINYL]

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )

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The collaboration of Quebec bassist Eric Normand and Australian saxophonist Jim Denley, both dedicated experimenters, in their third duo album under the Plant name, here recording live at the 2019 Syndey, Australia NowNow Festival, with Denley also playing bass flute, fruits and objects, and Normand using objects and playing the bass amp itself.

Geordie Approach, The (Birkeland / Fadnes / Charkey): Shields Geordie Approach, The (Birkeland / Fadnes / Charkey):
Shields

(Discus -- UK )

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Two Norwegians and a Geordie (ie, NE Englander), from drummer Stale Birkeland, saxophonist Petter Frost Fadnes, and guitarist Chris Sharkey, since 2007 creating epic works of rich electroacoustic improvisation, recording their third album after extensive touring through Europe and Japan, using the the natural resonance of the Chapel FM, in Leeds to enrich their sound.

Mwamba, Corey : Nth Mwamba, Corey :
Nth

(Discus -- UK )

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A sophisticated and lyrical album of modern jazz led by UK vibraphonist Corey Mwamba, also on glockenspiel & beak flute, in a quartet with Laura Cole on piano, Andy Champion on double bass, and Johnny Hunter on drums & small percussion, with all pieces "devised and scored" by Mwamba alongside one collective improvisation; powerfully refined modern jazz.

Draksler, Kaja Octet: Out For Stars Draksler, Kaja Octet:
Out For Stars

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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After setting music for the poetry of Pablo Neruda and Andriana Minou (Gledalec), Slovenian pianist Kaja Draksler turns to the work of Robert Frost in a set of 7 sophisticated compositions, sung by Laura Polence & Bjork Nielsdottir in an improvising octet with reedists Ab Baars & Ada Rave, violinist George Dumitriu, bassist Lennart Heyndels and drummer Onno Govaert.

Lopes, Luis Humanization 4Tet (w/ Amado / Gonzalez / Gonzalez): Believe, Believe Lopes, Luis Humanization 4Tet (w/ Amado / Gonzalez / Gonzalez):
Believe, Believe

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Energetic and assertive jazzcore improv from Portuguese guitarist Luis Lopes' long-running Humanization 4Tet with saxophonist Rodrigo Amado and the near-telepathic rhythm section of Aaron Gonzalez on double bass and Stefan Gonzalez on drums, in an album recorded in the studio in front of an audience in New Orleans during their 2018 tour, finding the band in formidable form.

Nabatov, Simon Quintet (w/ Speed / Robertson / Hebert / Rainey): Plain Nabatov, Simon Quintet (w/ Speed / Robertson / Hebert / Rainey):
Plain

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Russian-born Germany/NY-based pianist Simon Nabatov's Quintet with the new lineup of Chris Speed on tenor sax & clarinet, Herb Robertson on trumpet & cornet, John Hebert on double bass and Tom Rainey on drums, performing Nabatov's magnificently lyrical, sophisticated and often chamber-oriented compositions, an incredible achievement in writing and performance.

Skarbo, Oyvind / Fredrik Ljungkvist / Kris Davis / Ole Morten Vagan: Inland Empire Skarbo, Oyvind / Fredrik Ljungkvist / Kris Davis / Ole Morten Vagan:
Inland Empire

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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A transatlantic all-star quartet of modern improvisers influenced by contemporary compositional music and creative jazz, with pieces from all four players--Fredrik Ljungkvist on tenor sax & clarinet, Kris Davis on piano, Ole Morten Vagan on double bass, and Øyvind Skarbø on drums--creating superb modern, unforseeable, and joyful music.

Waters, Patty (w/ Greene / Pavone / Altschul): An Evening In Houston Waters, Patty (w/ Greene / Pavone / Altschul):
An Evening In Houston

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The distinctively unique voice and unconventional stylings of Patty Waters bring a set of standards and folk songs to a live quartet session in Houston, Texas in 2018 with the stellar backup of Burton Greene on piano, Mario Pavone on bass, and Barry Altschul on drums, covering songs by Billy Holiday, Nat King Cole & Hank Williams along with a trio instrumental of Monk's "Off Minor".

Mattrey, Joanna : Veiled Mattrey, Joanna :
Veiled

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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The first solo record for NY violist Joanna Mattrey, performing also on the Stroh violin, in a deep exploration of the sound possibilities for both instruments, using preparations to alter the resonance of the viola, masking its overtly singing and beautiful nature and allowing for unexpected and unusual textures which weave around melodic lines; unique and fascinating.

Ward, Alex : Frames Ward, Alex :
Frames

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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Originally a clarinetist, UK improviser Alex Ward began exploring the guitar in rock settings, first bringing the instrument to his improv work around the year 2000 with N.E.W. (w/ Steve Noble & John Edwards); this is his 1st solo guitar album, showing a wide range of styles that embrace improv, rock and compositional styles, a remarkable display of skill and creative drive.

Ward, Alex Item 4: Where We Were Ward, Alex Item 4:
Where We Were

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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UK guitarist Alex Ward's quartet featuring his compositions for improvisers, performed with a set of younger players on London's free improv scene--Charlotte Keeffe on trumpet & flugelhorn, Otto Willberg on double bass, and Andrew Lisle on drums--heard here in two intricately exciting 2018 concerts in London at Set Dalston Lane and at Cafe Oto Project Space.

D. L., Jean (w/ Hermant / Ranaldo / Young): Forays D. L., Jean (w/ Hermant / Ranaldo / Young):
Forays

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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A set of beautiful electro-acoustic compositions, dream-like and rich in details using sources of acoustic instruments, field recordings, guitar, electronics and voice, organized into hazy and beautiful reflections, with contributions from Margaret Hermant on xylophone & violin, Jeremy Young on electronics, and Lee Ranaldo providing field recordings and voice.

Meyer, Bedrnhard / John Hollenbeck: Grids Meyer, Bedrnhard / John Hollenbeck:
Grids

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Bringing together NY drummer/percussionist John Hollenbeck, also on prepared piano, with Berlin bassist Bernhard Meyer for an album that blends textural rock, electronic and jazz approaches in 9 elusively calm yet structurally turbulent pieces, using complex systems of cross rhythms against atmospheric immersion, occasionally disruptive but generally eccentrically controlled and exploratory.

Toned (Corder / Suarez / Weeks): The Private Sector Toned (Corder / Suarez / Weeks):
The Private Sector

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Schizophrenically skronky improv of ea-cutups and semi-maniacal segments that resolve to near-stillness from the West Coast TONED trio of Nathan Corder on electronics, Leo Suarez on drums, and Tom Weeks on sax, using a nonlinear and nonhierarchical organizational process and multiple layers of compositional feedback loops to create unpredictably bizarre and overtly fun music.

Necks, The: Three Necks, The:
Three

(Northern Spy -- USA )

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Three extended improvisations from the three Australian improvisers Chris Abrahams (piano), Lloyd Swanton (bass), Tony Buck (drums/percussion) in their 21st album of mesmerizing music, from the dynamic opener "Bloom" to the introspective "Lovelock" dedicated to Damien Lovelock of The Celibate Rifles, ending in the lyrical and rich groove of "Further".

Cabado, Tomas : Historia De La Luz: Cuaderno De Guitarra Cabado, Tomas :
Historia De La Luz: Cuaderno De Guitarra

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )

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An harmonically rich album of spacious guitar interaction from two Argentinian guitarists and composers--Catriel Nievas and Tomas Cabado--who also work in the trio Merce / Cabado / Nievas, a minimal yet satisfying set of 8 pieces that interact through stereo positioning, harmonic disturbance and long decay, the effect mesmerizing and beautifully peaceful.

Duplant, Bruno / Pierre Gerard: Soleil Clandestin Duplant, Bruno / Pierre Gerard:
Soleil Clandestin

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )

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Five "Soleil Clandestin" soundscapes using abstract voice, guitar, electronics, field recordings & percussion from sound artists Bruno Duplant and Pierre Gerard, on the surface peaceful, minimal and using space and silence, but buried inside are disquieting additions through vocal abstractions placed in unusual position to the sound; curious and captivating.

Edwards, Marc / Guillaume Gargaud: Black Hole Universe Edwards, Marc / Guillaume Gargaud:
Black Hole Universe

(Atypeek Music -- USA )

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A shredding session between French improvisational guitarist Guillaume Gargaud and NY free jazz drummer Marc Edwards (Slipstream Time Travel), recorded in Queens, NY in 2017, for 5 rapid-fire displays of pyrotechnics and attentive dialog, as they take themselves to the cliff's edge and back in a dizzying album of dense technical dexterity and harmolodic force.

Frey, Jurg: Fields, Traces, Clouds Frey, Jurg:
Fields, Traces, Clouds

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )

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Three compositions from clarinetist and Wandelweiser peer Jurg Frey, performed by Luke Martin on electric guitar, Laura Cetilia on cello, J.P.A. Falzone on piano & vibraphone, Morgan Evans-Weiler on violin, and Jurg Frey himself on clarinet; beautifully reflective music indicating Frey's working method and his relationship with wide, quiet sound spaces.

Gargaud, Guillaume: Miniatures Gargaud, Guillaume:
Miniatures

(Self Released -- France )

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Twenty miniature compositions for acoustic guitar from French composer and improviser Guillaume Gargaud, each under one and a half minutes, the shortest just 53 seconds, each composed in 12 measures creating a lovely reflective and introspective set of abstract melodies, poetic and evocative music from a player dedicated to solo guitar work.

Greene, Burton / Guillaume Gargaud: Magic Intensity Greene, Burton / Guillaume Gargaud:
Magic Intensity

(Chant Record -- USA )

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Renowned pianist and composer Burton Greene joins French composer and improvising guitarist Guillaume Gargaud performing on acoustic guitar, for four duo improvisations recorded at Tilo's Ark, in Weesp, The Netherlands in 2019, in crisp & often rapid dialog that uses space and reflective moments well, the duo joined by Tilo Baumheier on flute for three pieces.

Hannesson, Mark / Dante Boon / Anastassis Philippakopoulos : hannesson . boon . philippakopoulos Hannesson, Mark / Dante Boon / Anastassis Philippakopoulos :
hannesson . boon . philippakopoulos

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )

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Three solo piano works from three composers--Mark Hannesson, Dante Boon, and Anastassis Philippakopoulos--are performed by Dante Boon in this studio album recorded in Berlin; three extremely compatible works that prove to be quintessential examples of Wandelweiser minimalism finding melody, progression and abstraction in subtle and elusive ways; sublime.

Li, Bin : I Am Also Here Li, Bin :
I Am Also Here

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )

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A work of silence and intervention from Manhattan-based Chinese composer and sound artist Bin Li presenting two versions of the title track, with Stefan Thut on viol & voice on the 1st version, and voice only on the 2nd, using the locations of Manhattan and Gimmelwald, Switzerland as the background of careful viol and voice placement; intriguing and compelling.

Moller, Andre O. / Christoph Nicolaus / Rasha Ragab: Music For Stone Harps [2CDs] Moller, Andre O. / Christoph Nicolaus / Rasha Ragab:
Music For Stone Harps [2CDs]

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )

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Christoph Nicolaus began working with the stone harp around 2007, a block of granite with a slanted top that is deeply notched to create fins that resemble a loaf of bread, played by "bowing" the sides with wet hands causing each to vibrate in unique and beautiful tones; this album collects 13 compositions & improvisations performed between 2008 and 2018, in rich and uniquely evocative sound.

Reeder, Kory: Love Songs / Duets Reeder, Kory:
Love Songs / Duets

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )

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Four duets of gracefully moving music that focuses on tone without repeating melodies or rhythms, from composer Kory Reeder in his first release, performed by Erin Cameron & Luke Ellard both on bass clarinet; Jonathan Kierspe (saxophone) & Samuel Anderson (bass trombone); Alaina Clarice & Linda Jenkins, both on flute; and Mia Detwiler (violin) & Kory Reeder (piano).

Schneider, Urs Peter : Klavierwerke 1971 - 2015 [2 CDs] Schneider, Urs Peter :
Klavierwerke 1971 - 2015 [2 CDs]

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )

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Four compositions for solo piano from Swiss composer Urs Peter Schneider, founder of Ensemble Neue Horizonte Bern, with four accompanying prose pieces with text in German from Schneider himself, Martin Luther, and Ita Wegman; unusual words to accompany Schneider's minimalist works of clear progressions, thoughtful direction and interesting concepts.

Silver-Swartz, Sivan: Untitled 6 Silver-Swartz, Sivan:
Untitled 6

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )

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An hour long work for the string quintet of Nigel Deane (violin), Patrick Behnke (viola), Tanner Pfeiffer (viola), Tal Katz (cello) & Julius Tedaldi (cellos) performing on two contrasting charts, one where musical elements change and recur, the other where things change but don't recur, creating a textural feel of dovetailed motion and intricate interstices.

Singh, Rishin : Out From The Blinding White Singh, Rishin :
Out From The Blinding White

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )

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Two understated compositions for solo piano from Kuala Lumpur composer living in Berlin, Rishin Singh, both performed by pianist Dante Boon, with the first piece written for Boon himself, a minimal work of slowly rising and descending progressions; the other piece "For Eva-Maria Houben" dedicated to the Wandelweiser composer, using recurring yet distinctly varying patterns.

Testa, Carl : Sway Prototypes - Volume 3 Testa, Carl :
Sway Prototypes - Volume 3

(Sway -- USA )

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The third volume of NY bassist, composer, and electronic/computer musician Carl Testa's amazing Sway project, giving an interactive electronic processor its own voice interfacing with any size ensemble, here with two new works--one for quintet among a set of Chicago improvisers, the other in Portland, Maine with a sextet--each uniquely voiced and excitingly unpredictable.

Fine, Milo / Joseph Damman: Acceptance Of Sorrow Fine, Milo / Joseph Damman:
Acceptance Of Sorrow

(Aural Terrains -- UK / EU )

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An album off free improvisations culled from the long-running Minneapolis duo of amplified acoustic guitarist Joseph Damman and multi-instrumentalist Milo fine, recorded in concert at Studio Toile d'Angles in 2018, with Fine performing on percussion, a Bosendorfer imperial piano, B-flat clarinet & marimba, for 8 pieces of explorative and accomplished dialog.

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

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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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 )

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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 )

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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.