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  September 2020
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Gregoretti, Francesco : Solid Layers, Deafening Shapes
Gregoretti, Francesco :
Solid Layers, Deafening Shapes

(Toxo Records -- Italy )


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A solo percussion album from Francesco Gregoretti, employing traditional instruments and unusual object to create unique audio environment that use predictable rhythmic elements against capricious approaches, giving his playing a personal style fueled by resonance and natural feedback; an album that balances chaotic and structured environments in riveting ways.

What Happens In A Year (Sinton / Neufeld / Merega): Ceremonie / Musique
What Happens In A Year (Sinton / Neufeld / Merega):
Ceremonie / Musique

(FiP recordings -- USA )


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The 1st release of NY baritone saxophonist & bass clarinetist Josh Sinton's FiP label (Form is Possibility) is the debut of the "What Happens in a Year" trio with Todd Neufeld on electric guitar and Giacomo Merega on electric bass, an album of free collective improvisation fueled by a patiently ethereal and authoritative ethic through subtle dialog of tone, texture and pulse.

Gjerstad, Frode / Fred Lonberg Holm / Steve Swell / William Parker: Tales From
Gjerstad, Frode / Fred Lonberg Holm / Steve Swell / William Parker:
Tales From

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- Poland )


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After a tour through upstate New York State with Chicago cellist and electronic artist Fred Lonberg-Holm, saxophonist Frode Gjerstad headed to New York City for a planned trio recording which evolved into this informed quartet with Steve Swell on trombone and William Parker on bass, tuba, cornet & flutes, an outstanding example of Transatlanic collective improvisation.

Parker, Evan / Agusti Fernandez: Tempranillo
Parker, Evan / Agusti Fernandez:
Tempranillo

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- Poland )


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Reissuing this astonishing 1995 studio recording, capturing the first encounter between two legendary free jazz performers--UK saxophonist Evan Parker on tenor and soprano saxophones and pianist Augustí Fernández--in an 8-part dialog of mercurial speed balanced with moments of passionate introspection, resissued with new mastering, restoring this essential meeting.

Icepick (Nate Wooley / Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten / Chris Corsano): Hellraiser [VINYL]
Icepick (Nate Wooley / Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten / Chris Corsano):
Hellraiser [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


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The 3rd album from the improvising trio of Nate Wooley on trumpet, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass, and Chris Corsano on drums, is a live recording at the 2018 Experimental Sound Studio's Option Series, a smoldering session of collective improvisation that builds tension through impressive rhythmic texture and releases it in cathartic and passionate passages.

Wachsmann, Phil : Writing In Water
Wachsmann, Phil :
Writing In Water

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


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UK-based violinist Phillip Wachsmann, an essential player bringing contemporary approaches of indeterminacy, conceptualism and electroacoustics to the early community of improvisers and experimentalists, in a reissue of his 1984 Bead Records album, presenting his astute and sophisticated live solo performance for violin and electronics at the Actual Festival in July 1984, London.

Gelber Flieder: Olbaumgewachse
Gelber Flieder:
Olbaumgewachse

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Gelber Lilac, or Yellow Lilac, is the electro-acoustic trio trio of Yves Arques (Tricentric) on objects & electronics, Joao Camoes (Open Field String Trio) on viola, and Luise Volkmann (Autochrom) on saxophone, presenting a romantic still life in improvisational colors and extended techniques, recorded live at La Petite Maison, in Paris in 2016.

Gabriel, Julius: Geminga
Gabriel, Julius:
Geminga

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Using the natural resonance of the chapel of Oficinas do Convento, in Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal, saxophonist Julius Gabriel recorded these ten diverse solo improvisations, performing on soprano, tenor & baritone saxophones, applying unusual and extended techniques to his playing in a mixture of technical prowess and implicit wit & melodicism.

Rodrigues / Torres / Mira: Setubal
Rodrigues / Torres / Mira:
Setubal

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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A live performance at Casa da Cultura during the "Creative Sources Cycle" in 2020, capturing an extended acoustic improvisation between Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Nuno Torres on alto saxophone, and Miguel Mira on cello, using restrained approaches to deceptively detailed dialog of magnificent technique, as they sonically describe the Setúbal Inlet near Lisbon.

Pau Nasim (Lopez-Palacios / Serra): Alusion
Pau Nasim (Lopez-Palacios / Serra):
Alusion

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Taking their project name as a concatenation of their personal names, appropriate to the close improvisational bond shared by the Spanish drum and sax duo of Nasim Lopez-Palacios and Pau Torres Serra, who present a unique and idiosyncratic language on their instruments to create an engaging set of dialogs through energetically controlled yet never chaotic interaction.

String Theory: Tin
String Theory:
Tin

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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The Portuguese String Theory ensemble led by violist Ernesto Rodridgues explores the element "Tin" in this live performance at CreativeFest XIII at O'Culto da Ajuda, in Lisbon, 2019, leading a 10-piece ensemble of strings — violin & violas, cellos, double basses, guitars and piano — through an extended improvisation of remarkably detailed yet controlled interaction.

Chemical Expansion League, The (Bohman / Lynch / Northover / Mengersen): Grappling with the Orange P
Chemical Expansion League, The (Bohman / Lynch / Northover / Mengersen):
Grappling with the Orange Porpoise

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Some of the London free improv scene's finest players, including members of Remote Viewers, Custodians Of The Realm, London Improvisers Orchestra, The Runcible Quintet, &c, met with visiting Berlin double bassist Ulf Mengersen to record this fascinating collective improvisation, using objects, preparations, and a WASP synthesizer for wonderfully unusual results.

Artaud, Antonin (Jaap Blonk): To Have Done With the Judgment of God
Artaud, Antonin (Jaap Blonk):
To Have Done With the Judgment of God

(Kontrans -- The Netherlands )


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Vocal performer & musician Jaap Blonk presents a rendering of French dramatist, poet and theatre director Antonin Artaud's "Pour en Finir avec le Jugement de Dieu" (To Have Done With the Judgment of God), a work shelved by the French Radio in 1948 without broadcast as 'too scatological, political, anti-religious, random, and cacophonous through xylophonic and percussive sounds'.

Ayler, Albert Quartet With Don Cherry: European Recordings Autumn 1964 (Revisited) [2 CDs]
Ayler, Albert Quartet With Don Cherry:
European Recordings Autumn 1964 (Revisited) [2 CDs]

(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd -- Switzerland )


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Essential radio and live recordings from saxophonist Albert Ayler's European tour in 1964 with Don Cherry on cornet, Gary Peacock on double bass and Sunny Murray on drums, a quintessential grouping for Ayler's compositions, here in outstanding renditions of classic works including "Spirits", "Ghosts", "Vibrations", "Mothers", "Childrens", plus Don Cherry's "Infant Happiness".

Myers, David Lee: That Which Is It
Myers, David Lee:
That Which Is It

(pulsewidth -- USA )


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Using electronic and digital tools similar to those that fuel his Arcane Device project, New York sound artist David Lee Myers presents an accessibly engaging set of compositions using modular electronics, feedback matrices, guitar textures, voices, and frogs in 11 polyrhythmic adventures; quirky yet non-chaotic, sublime experimental works of tone and texture.

Holshouser / Bennink / Moore: Live in NYC
Holshouser / Bennink / Moore:
Live in NYC

(Ramboy -- Netherlands )


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A rollicking set of interwoven tunes and improvisations from the trio of Michael Moore on clarinet, bass clarinet, alto saxophone & melodica, Will Holshouser on accordion, and Han Bennink on drums, performing live at Drom, in New York City in 2009 during a 2-week American tour, a joyfully upbeat and lyrical set of improvisations with exuberant drive.

Schindler, Udo / Masako Ohta : Music In Space
Schindler, Udo / Masako Ohta :
Music In Space

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Tokyo pianist Masako Ohta, who works in both compositional and improvisation fields and here perform inside and out of the piano, met mutli-instrumentalist Udo Schindler, here on clarinets and alto horn, as part of the art exhibition by Philp Fischer Ulrich: "monitorobjekte" at Salon fur Klang+Kunst, in Krailling/Munich, Germany in 2019.

Banabila, Michel / Radboud Mens / Marco Douma: Live 2015
Banabila, Michel / Radboud Mens / Marco Douma:
Live 2015

(StealthRec -- Netherlands )


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Sound artist Radboud Mens and composer Michel Banabila collaborated with video artist Marco Douma in a series of live perofrmances in 2015, the audio of which is heard here in electronic beats of a triphop nature, detailed and compelling rhythms from their performances at Le Guess Who festival in Utrecht, Netherlands and at Steim Summer Party, at Bimhuis.

Dingman, Chris : The Peace Project [5-CD BOX]
Dingman, Chris :
The Peace Project [5-CD BOX]

(Inner Arts Initiative -- USA )


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Vibraphonist Chris Dingman set up his vibraphones next to the bedroom where his father was under hospice care from a rare heart ailment, setting an atmosphere of calm and compassion to help soothe, heal, and carry him through his final challenges, released here as a 5-CD set of 5 hours of ethereal sounds through poignant melodies, swirling textures, and undulating pedal tones.

Kabako, Solo Dja: Solo
Kabako, Solo Dja:
Solo

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )


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Blind guitarist and singer Solo Dja Kabako is an important figure in Burkina Faso in West Africa, whose talent took him from begging on the streets as a kid to being a treasured artist in his country, here in an album recorded in his home in Ougadougou by saxophonist Assif Tsahar after a festival where they met; a record of warm, sincere music and song.

Konrad Strumpfel & The Set: refrescoscopio [CASSETTE]
Konrad Strumpfel & The Set:
refrescoscopio [CASSETTE]

(Music a la Coque -- France )


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An unissued album from Bavarian experimenter & songwriter Konrad Strumpfel and "The Set", the Czech duo of Herbert Lukundra & Josif Afkak, who added their contributions to Strumpfel's work which had been sent to them by post, the strengthening of the "Iron Curtain" between the USSR & Europe in the late 80s then prohibiting the release of their collaboration.

Lisbon String Trio / Luis Lopes: Isotropy
Lisbon String Trio / Luis Lopes:
Isotropy

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Isotropy - having a physical property which has the same value when measured in different directions - is the collaboration between the Lisbon String Trio of Ernesto Rodrigues (viola), Miguel Mira (cello) and Alvaro Rosso (double bass) with Luis Lopes, here on acoustic guitar, in a 2 part extended improvisation recorded live at the 2020 Small Format Materials Festiva.

Musicworks: #137 Fall 2020 [MAGAZINE + CD]
Musicworks:
#137 Fall 2020 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )


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Fall 2020 issue of Canada's finest new music magazine, focusing on guitars--hollow, heavy, bowed, cracked, pedalled, flung, trusty companions & feedback demons; Plus articles on Casey Koyczan, Susan Alcorn, Amy Brandon, Aidan Baker, Eliza Kavtion, C. Diab, Markus Lake, Catherine Debard, Cloud Chamber, &c; and an 11-track CD with music from the aforementioned.

Plan Kruutntoone / Reinier van Houdt : Pas Maar Op, Want Deze Tas Is Van Zorro (En Zorro Houdt Van M
Plan Kruutntoone / Reinier van Houdt :
Pas Maar Op, Want Deze Tas Is Van Zorro (En Zorro Houdt Van Mij)

(esc.rec. -- Netherlands )


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Plan Kruutntoone joins forces with avant-garde pianist Reinier van Houdt for a conceptual narrative blurring improvised music, compositional and rock forms, with a narrative based around Zorro and Rosa, geography (and Spielberg) and Brodski, or in their terms: composed and deranged music and lyrics (and other words) on guitars, basses, drums and a piano.

Red List Ensemble: Scope
Red List Ensemble:
Scope

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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The Berlin-based electroacoustic Red List Ensemble founded by cellist Guilherme Rodrigues in a studio recording of the 3-part "Scope", improvised music created in real time using extensive techniques to create and raise tension in a game of contrasts, exploring orchestration in micro-groups through organization of surfaces that are opposed in terms of timbre and sound texture.

Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Faustino / Pinheiro / Carneiro: The Book of Spirals
Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Faustino / Pinheiro / Carneiro:
The Book of Spirals

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Not your average Creative Sources releases, the father/son collaboration of Ernesto Rodrigues on viola and Guilherme Rodrigues on cello are joined by 2/3 of Red Trio — Hernani Faustino on double bass and Rodrigo Pinheiro on piano — with Pedro Carneiro on marimba, for an impressively active set of Swirling, Whirling and Twirling improvisations.

Skrijelj / Rodrigues / Mira / Malmendier: lluvia
Skrijelj / Rodrigues / Mira / Malmendier:
lluvia

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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A live performance at CreativeFest XIII at O'Culto da Ajuda, in Lisbon in 2019 from the quartet of Emilie Skrijelj on accordion, Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Miguel Mira on cello, and Tom Malmendier on percussion, Lluvia referencing Rain as the quartet quietly builds and releases tension through subtle cues, persistent figures, tonal innuendo and shades.

Suspensao: Sfumato
Suspensao:
Sfumato

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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A substantial live work from the 2019 CreativeFest XIII at O'Culto da Ajuda in Lisbon from the improvising ensemble Sfumato lead by violist Ernesto Rodrigues, fulfilling the title of the album in great tension and suspense as the 11 members improvise, generating waves of activity between concentrated and meditative moments, an incredible example of power and restraint.

Brochard, Eric / Fabrice Favriou: Derviche
Brochard, Eric / Fabrice Favriou:
Derviche

(Ayler -- France )


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Improvised and heavy forms of experimental rock from the French duo of piccolo bassist Eric Brochard and drummer Fabrice Favriou, their music dramatic, ritualistic and urgent as they reference Maya Deren and mythological experience, their music hypnotically mesmerizing and sonically rich, slowly whirling dervishes in five varying sequences that growl and transfix.

Chmiel, Przemyslaw Quartet: Witchcraft
Chmiel, Przemyslaw Quartet:
Witchcraft

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- Poland )


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Led by Polish multi-reedist and composer Przemyslaw Chmiel and his quartet of Mateusz Gramburg on piano, Piotr Narajowski on double bass, and Michał Szeligowski on drums, this is their debut album, presenting a sophisticated set of structured compositions that allow for great spontaneity and lyricism, a strong start for this expressive young band.

Clucas, Dan / Jeb Bishop / Damon Smith / Matt Crane: Universal or Directional
Clucas, Dan / Jeb Bishop / Damon Smith / Matt Crane:
Universal or Directional

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )


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Three quartet improvisations and six duo combinations between Dan Clucas on cornet, Jeb Bishop on trombone, Damon Smith on double bass, and Matt Crane on drums, recording in the studio in Rhode Island, 2018, the various permutations of each player elucidating the full group interactions through focused and captivating investigations of instrumental combinations.

Das Rad (Archer / Robinson / Dinsdale): Adios Al Futuro
Das Rad (Archer / Robinson / Dinsdale):
Adios Al Futuro

(Discus -- UK )


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The 2nd release from the UK instrumental rock band Das Rad of Nick Robinson on guitars, keyboards & electronics, Martin Archer on woodwind, keyboards, synth bass & electronics, and Steve Dinsdale on drums, keyboards & electronics, expand their sound and referenes as they tug on the heartstrings of prog, krautrock and other advanced rock forms with modern and mellotron-fueled orchestration.

Eventless Plot (Vasilis Liolios / Yiannis Tsirikoglou / Arias Gatas): Parallel Worlds
Eventless Plot (Vasilis Liolios / Yiannis Tsirikoglou / Arias Gatas):
Parallel Worlds

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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With 20 years of performance history, the "Eventless Plot" trio of Thessaloniki, Greece — Vasilis Liolios (Psaltery, percussion, electronics), Yiannis Tsirikoglou (electronics) and Arias Gatas (piano, percussion, electronics) — present three chamber works, performed with other other Greek instrumentalists; extraordinary works of embracing creativity and depth.

Gato Libre (Tamura / Fjuii / Kaneko): Koneko
Gato Libre (Tamura / Fjuii / Kaneko):
Koneko

(Libra -- Japan )


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The 8th album from Gato Libre with compositions from trumpeter Natsuki Tamura in a trio with Yasuko Kaneko on trombone and pianist Satoko Fujii here on accordion, Koneko translating to "Kitten", as Tamura explores 8 new cats from strays to shop cats through deceptively simple pieces of melodic appeal of warm color, tone & texture; absolutely charming.

Grady, Kraig: Monument Of Diamonds
Grady, Kraig:
Monument Of Diamonds

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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Microtonal composer Kraig Grady in a work for specially adapted brass instruments (Kris Tiner, trumpets; Subhraag Singh-saxophones; Emmett Kim Narushima-trombones) and organ (Terumi Narushima) using a the Meta-Slendro tuning, an obscure 17-tone scale, to create an expansive and organic work assembled from recordings of each musician playing meditations on single notes.

Leith, Oliver / George Barton / Siwan Rhys : Good Day Good Day Bad Day Bad Day
Leith, Oliver / George Barton / Siwan Rhys :
Good Day Good Day Bad Day Bad Day

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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UK composer Oliver Leith presents a work in 8 movements for piano, keys and percussion performed by Siwan Rhys (keys) and George Barton, an invocation of everyday life through a personal and often idiosyncratic orchestration reflective of personal ritual & habits; our good and our irrational, often contradictory impetus, portrayed through quirky and embraceable episodes.

Moore, Michael (w/ Wierbos / de Joode / Vatcher): Felix Quartet
Moore, Michael (w/ Wierbos / de Joode / Vatcher):
Felix Quartet

(Ramboy -- The Netherlands )


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Recorded at the historic Bimhuis during the Felix Meritis festival, this was the first meeting of the Felix Quartet featuring frequent collaborators Michael Moore on sax & clarinet and trombonist Wolter Wierbos, with Wilbert de Joode on bass and Michael Vatcher on drums & hammer dulcimer, performing Moore's superb compositions written for this event & for these players.

Oxley, Tony: February Papers
Oxley, Tony:
February Papers

(Discus -- UK )


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Reissuing percussionist and electronic innovator Tony Oxley's 1977 Incus album, collecting works from Oxley's evolving approaches, including a quartet with bassist Barry Guy and violinists David Bourne & Philipp Wachsmann; a trio with Barry Guy and Ian Brighton on electric guitar; and solo pieces including a piece for Evan Parker emulating his sound through electronics.

Parkins, Zeena / Jeff Kolar: Scale
Parkins, Zeena / Jeff Kolar:
Scale

(Two Rooms Records -- USA )


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Commissioned by choreographer Jennifer Monson, the collaboration of Downtown NY electric harpist and sound artist Zeena Parkins and Chicago sound artist Jeff Kolar explore the intersection of acoustic phenonema against electronic, synthetic & radio sounds, inspired by the timing of natural phenomena like ocean currents and daylight emergence; fascinating.

Chemical Expansion League, The (Bohman / Lynch / Northover / Mengersen): Grappling with the Orange P
Chemical Expansion League, The (Bohman / Lynch / Northover / Mengersen):
Grappling with the Orange Porpoise [Used Item]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Some of the London free improv scene's finest players, including members of Remote Viewers, Custodians Of The Realm, London Improvisers Orchestra, The Runcible Quintet, &c, met with visiting Berlin double bassist Ulf Mengersen to record this fascinating collective improvisation, using objects, preparations, and a WASP synthesizer for wonderfully unusual results.

Gadt / Osborne / Zakrocki / Olak: Spontaneous Chamber Music Vol.3
Gadt / Osborne / Zakrocki / Olak:
Spontaneous Chamber Music Vol.3

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- Poland )


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The third volume in this free improvising series, starting with the collaboration of Polish violinist Patryk Zakrocki and guitarist Marcin Olak, varying the additional players as they explore chamber-oriented free improvisation, here with the impressive vocal improvisation of Anna Gadt and cellist Annemie Osborne, ripping apart the calendar in 14 monthly machinations.

Gorlinsky / Sysoev / Muller: Universal Vitamin  <i>[Used Item]</i>
Gorlinsky / Sysoev / Muller:
Universal Vitamin [Used Item]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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An extended improvisation for acoustic instrumentation and voice using unusual and extended techniques, from the Russian trio of Alexey Sysoev on piano, Vladimir Gorlinsky on guitar & voice, and Christian Müller on clarinet, recorded at the Cultural Centre DOM in Moscow in 2019, cycling patiently from quietly expressive sections to chamber-oriented brightly active moments.

Lisbon String Trio / Luis Lopes: Isotropy <i>[Used Item]</i>
Lisbon String Trio / Luis Lopes:
Isotropy [Used Item]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Isotropy - having a physical property which has the same value when measured in different directions - is the collaboration between the Lisbon String Trio of Ernesto Rodrigues (viola), Miguel Mira (cello) and Alvaro Rosso (double bass) with Luis Lopes, here on acoustic guitar, in a 2 part extended improvisation recorded live at the 2020 Small Format Materials Festiva.




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