The Squid's Ear Magazine




  April 2021
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Lumpeks (Laurain / Borel / Koziel / Beliah): Lumpeks
Lumpeks (Laurain / Borel / Koziel / Beliah):
Lumpeks

(Bolt / Umlaut -- Sweden / France / Germany )


Price: $14.95    




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Bassist Sebastien Beliah leads this French-Polish quartet with Louis Laurain on cornet, Pierre Borel on alto saxophone, and Olga Koziel on voice & percussions, blending free jazz and traditional Polish music & songs with an experimental bent and the flourish of East European folk energy, a passionate mix that entertains and surprises the listener with unexpected twists & turns.

Cameron, Lisa / Sandy Ewen: See Creatures Too [2 CASSETTES]
Cameron, Lisa / Sandy Ewen:
See Creatures Too [2 CASSETTES]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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From the depths of the deepest electroacoustic sea, the duo of Lisa Cameron on berimbauophone, percussion & devices and Sandy Ewen on guitar & devices release the second of their "Sea Creatures" series: two cassettes of dark aquatic audio, one recorded in the studio and the other during their 2019 Texas tour celebrating the release of the first album.

Kuzu (Dave Rempis / Tashi Dorji / Tyler Damon): The Glass Delusion [VINYL]
Kuzu (Dave Rempis / Tashi Dorji / Tyler Damon):
The Glass Delusion [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $19.95    




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A wild ride in two live performances, one at Elastic Arts in Chicago and the other at The Sugar Maple in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, both in 2018 from the Kuzu trio of Dave Rempis on alto, tenor & baritone saxophones, Tashi Dorji on guitar, and Tyler Damon on drums, evolving free improvisation that builds from introspective to full-on burning free jazz.

Thollem (w/ Alex Cline / Susan Alcorn): Thollem's Astral Traveling Sessions
Thollem (w/ Alex Cline / Susan Alcorn):
Thollem's Astral Traveling Sessions

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $11.95    




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In 2019 pianist Thollem McDonas toured the US -- 12 months and 25 albums worth of recordings -- joining collaborators from a vast spectrum of improvisers and performers, this album presenting two such recordings: one a duo with drummer/percussionist Alex Cline from a live concert in Santa Monica; the other a duo with guitarist Susan Alcorn recorded in Baltimore.

Dunmall, Paul / Keith Tippett / Philip Gibbs / Pete Fairclough: Onosante
Dunmall, Paul / Keith Tippett / Philip Gibbs / Pete Fairclough:
Onosante

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $16.00    




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A 4-track collective improvisation project performed by Paul Dunmall (saxophones, fife & bagpipes), pianist Keith Tippett, guitarist Philip Gibbs and drummer Pete Fairclough, recorded at Victoria Rooms at the University of Bristol, UK in 2000 and originally issued on Dunmall's own DUNS label, here reissued 20 years later in the memory of Keith Tippett.

Wooley, Nate (w / Laubrock / Modney / Roberts / Courvoisier / Smythe / Matt Moran / Greenberg): Mutu
Wooley, Nate (w / Laubrock / Modney / Roberts / Courvoisier / Smythe / Matt Moran / Greenberg):
Mutual Aid Music [2 CDs]

(Pleasure of the Text Records -- USA )


Price: $16.95    




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"Mutual aid" is the primary ethic of an anarchistic utopia in which each knows what they have, is honest about what they need, and is prepared to give and receive accordingly; here in 8 compositions from trumpeter Nate Wooley performed with Ingrid Laubrock, Sylvie Courvoisier, Cory Smythe, Josh Modney, Matt Moran, Russell Greenberg, and Mariel Roberts.

Flow Trio w/ Joe Mcphee: Winter Garden
Flow Trio w/ Joe Mcphee:
Winter Garden

(ESP -- USA )


Price: $14.49    




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Joining the exemplary New York City Flow Trio of Louie Belogenis on tenor & soprano saxophones, Joe Morris on bass, and Charles Downs on drums is NY legendary saxophonist & trumpeter Joe McPhee, performing on tenor saxophone in an album of collective free jazz that reminds its listeners of the power of passionately unfettered yet superbly controlled free playing.

Corsano, Chris / Bill Orcutt: Made Out of Sound
Corsano, Chris / Bill Orcutt:
Made Out of Sound

(Palilalia Records -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Continuing the collaboration that started in 2013, the duo of drummer Chris Corsano and guitarist Bill Orcutt expand on their free playing during the pandemic, recording remotely, with Orcutt improvising two passes over Corsano's initial drum tracks, creating something that blurs the lines between jazz, rock, folk and something passionately unique to their dialog.

Dorner, Axel / Toshimaru Nakamura: In Cotton and Wool
Dorner, Axel / Toshimaru Nakamura:
In Cotton and Wool

(Ftarri -- Japan )


Price: $14.95    




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Meeting in sound artist and vocalist Yan Jun's studio in Berlin in 2017, trumpeter Axel Dörner and no-input mixer artist Toshimaru Nakamura recorded these four active and bristling improvisations, Dörner using every inch of his instrument and treating it with electronics to create the controlled chaos and richly jarring recordings that make up this, their 2nd album together.

Power, Ian: Diligence
Power, Ian:
Diligence

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


Price: $12.95    




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Two works for solo instrumentalists by Baltimore composer Ian Power, both written in 1984: "mahrem bir eser | a private work" using microtonal harmonics and electronic noise, performed by cellist Mariel Robers and recorded in 2016 at Brandeis Univeristy; and "swathe" using overtone and microtone performed by clarinetist Gleb Kanasevich and recorded in NYC in 2019.

Granberg, Magnus (w/ Miki Maruta / Ko Ishikawa / Toshimaru Nakamura): Come Down to Earth Where Sorro
Granberg, Magnus (w/ Miki Maruta / Ko Ishikawa / Toshimaru Nakamura):
Come Down to Earth Where Sorrow Dwelleth

(Meenna -- Japan )


Price: $14.95    




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Stockholm composer Magnus Granberg's first visit to Japan was to perform at the 2019 Ftarri Festival, adapting his extended and subtle work "Come Down to Earth Where Sorrow Dwelleth", originally composed for the Boston ensemble Ordinary Affects, here reworked for sho, koto, prepared piano and electronics performed by Ko Ishikawa, Miki Maruta and Toshimaru Nakamura.

Strieff, Peter: Chronos-Kairos
Strieff, Peter:
Chronos-Kairos

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )


Price: $12.95    




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Exploring the difference between the two Greek concepts of time--chronos (measurable) and kairos (qualitative moments)--Bern composer Urs Peter Schneider's 1973 composition uses synthesizers to measure, divide, experience, forget, free from, and embody time; plus a 1968 composition with Ensemble Nueue Horizon Bern, and two recent works with Ensemble Montaigne.

Denzler, Bertrand / Antonin Gerbal: Sbatax
Denzler, Bertrand / Antonin Gerbal:
Sbatax

(Umlaut Records -- Sweden / France / Germany )


Price: $14.95    




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A burning album of free jazz caught live at Au Topsi Pohl, in Berlin, Germany in 2019 between the long-running duo of tenor saxophonist Bertrand Denzler and drummer Antonin Gerbal, best known for their work in Zoor or Denzler-Gerbal-Dorner, here working an "Interstellar Space" area of strength and energy through intense interaction and cathartic playing.

Good, Kevin: Slow, Silent, Singing
Good, Kevin:
Slow, Silent, Singing

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )


Price: $12.95    




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The centerpiece of composer Kevin Good's "Slow" series is this evening-length glockenspiel solo, performed by San Diego based glockenspiel player Michael Jones, the composition of slow, melodic fragments that are increasingly permeated by swathes of silence of increasing length, exploring how the expressivity of the melodies are perceived and framed by these silences.

Gerard, Pierre: Imprevu Visible Inverse
Gerard, Pierre:
Imprevu Visible Inverse

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )


Price: $12.95    




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Using guitars, violin, electronics, field recordings, abstract voice, and a "sound knife in the sand", Pierre Gerard recorded this set of 13 works in Liege, Belgium, and Wimereux, France, in 2019, using intuitive approaches to his minimalist electroacoustic compositions as he assembles his elements to convey human gesture and architectural form in sound.

Barco, Sergio Cote: Pink Noise(s) In Prime Numbers
Barco, Sergio Cote:
Pink Noise(s) In Prime Numbers

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )


Price: $12.95    




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"An invitation into our perceptual periphery, where noise(s) — and perhaps we — can be somewhat disobedient" read the liner notes to Colombian composer Sergio Cote Barco's sound work, three compositions from extreme minimalism and silence to rich sound, each varying the topography and envelopes of sound, ostensibly performed by "electronic music".

Merce, Sergio: En Lugar De Pensar
Merce, Sergio:
En Lugar De Pensar

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )


Price: $12.95    




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One circular and one continuous composition from Argentinian composer Sergio Merce, using rich tones like clouds of sound generated by a microtonal saxophone, synthesizer and wind synth, the title referring to his sense of music a channel to see, to reveal, a channel that opens through intuition, observation and attention but not through thinking; beautiful.

Bober, Max: Somos
Bober, Max:
Somos

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )


Price: $12.95    




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Four works by Argentinian composer Max Bober living in Warsaw, Poland, performed in solo, duo and trio configurations by pianist Alejandro Peña Gutiérrez, flutists Francisco Rojas and Clara Peláez Hidalgo, and soprano Natalia Jarosiewicz; fragile works of depth and beauty that unfold gracefully.

Werckmeister (Eichenberger / Ludwig Hubsch / Nillesen / Zoubek): Musik
Werckmeister (Eichenberger / Ludwig Hubsch / Nillesen / Zoubek):
Musik

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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With "fragments of alien melodies, bizarre call-and-response activities, boiling liquids, airy perturbations, clusters", the electroacoustic improvising quartet of Markus Eichenberger on clarinet, Carl Ludwig Hubsch on tuba, Etienne Nillesen on extended snare drum and Philip Zoubek on synthesizer, focus their listeners on their remarkably turbulent and rich interactions.

Duplant, Bruno: Deux Songes (Les Jours Sont Faits Pour Expliquer Les Nuits)
Duplant, Bruno:
Deux Songes (Les Jours Sont Faits Pour Expliquer Les Nuits)

(Meenna -- Japan )


Price: $14.95    




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Two beautifully subtle works for an ensemble of strings and electric piano from French composer Bruno Duplant, realized by the Boston-based Ordinary Affects ensemble or Jordan Dykstra, Morgan Evans-Weiler, JPA Falzone, Luke Martin and Ashley Frith, the first a quintet and the second a string quartet, creating illusory affects of motion and space through abstraction.

Microfiche (Alduca / Calligeros / Conner / Gill / Manojlovic / Murphy-Haste / Schack-Arnott): Everyt
Microfiche (Alduca / Calligeros / Conner / Gill / Manojlovic / Murphy-Haste / Schack-Arnott):
Everything and Other Infinities

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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The 2nd release from this Sydney, Austrlian acoustic sextet, creating subtle yet dynamic improvisations influenced by the musical concepts of John Cage and Morton Feldman, balancing contemplative sections with building surges, these works developed on their 2019 Europe tour, which included performances at Copenhagen Jazz Festival as well as shows in Berlin and Stockholm.

Takatsuki Trio Quartet (Okuda / Virtaranta / Weitzel + Marwedel / Schubert ): Live in Hessen
Takatsuki Trio Quartet (Okuda / Virtaranta / Weitzel + Marwedel / Schubert ):
Live in Hessen

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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The core of the German free improvising Takatsuki Trio is Rieko Okuda (piano, viola, &c.), Antti Virtaranta (bass), and Joshua Weitzel (shamisen, guitar), who, while touring, ask a guest from the area they're performing in to join them, here inviting tenor saxophonist Matthias Schubert in Kassel, Germany, and in Wiesbaden, Germany inviting saxophonist Dirk Marwedel.

Sun Ra: Extensions Out, Plus: Four Poetry Books (1959/1972) [4 BOOKS]
Sun Ra:
Extensions Out, Plus: Four Poetry Books (1959/1972) [4 BOOKS]

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


Price: $46.95    




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Four books of poetry by Sun Ra: two pamphlets that accompanied early Sun Ra albums issued in the late 1950s — Jazz By Sun Ra (1957) and Jazz In Silhouette (1959) — and two published more than a decade later later by Infinity Inc./Saturn Research: The Immeasurable Equation and the very rare Extensions Out: The Immeasurable Equation Vol. II.

Pomerance, Erica: En Concert a la Commune le P'tit Quebec Libre [VINYL]
Pomerance, Erica:
En Concert a la Commune le P'tit Quebec Libre [VINYL]

(Tour De Bras -- Canada )


Price: $19.95    




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A live recording from a concert presented during the Workers' Festival at the Municipality of Petit Quebec Libre in 1972 by Quebec counter-culture folk singer and documentary film maker Erica Pomerance, know best for her 1968 ESP album You Used To Think, here performing solo on guitar & voice, with previously unpublished songs and pieces from her ESP album.

Un Poco Loco (Fourneyron / Beliah / Gesser): Ornithologie
Un Poco Loco (Fourneyron / Beliah / Gesser):
Ornithologie

(Umlaut Records -- Sweden / France / Germany )


Price: $14.95    




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Formed in 2014 to explore their own personal history with jazz music, the French trio of Fidel Fourneyron on trombone, Sebastien Beliah on double bass and Geoffroy Gesser on tenor saxophone & clarinet put their focus on the master of be-bop, Charlie Parker, updating, reinventing and making an inventive playground of Parker's music through thirteen classics.

Grisey, Gerard / Iancu Dumitrescu / Niels Christian Rasmussen / Thanos Chrysakis / Salvatore Sciarri
Grisey, Gerard / Iancu Dumitrescu / Niels Christian Rasmussen / Thanos Chrysakis / Salvatore Sciarrino / Lori Freedman / Tim Hodgkinson:
Music for Violas, Bass Clarinets & Flutes

(Aural Terrains -- UK / EU )


Price: $16.95    




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Compositions for violas, bass clarinets and flutes performed by Vincent Royer, Jill Valentine, Jason Alder, Chris Cundy, Tim Hodgkinson, Yoni Silver, Lori Freedman, Carla Rees, Karin de Fleyt, Thanos Chrysakis, Katrina Lauder, with compositions from Gerard Grisey, Iancu Dumitrescu, Thanos Chrysakis, Niels Rasmussen, Salvatore Sciarrino, Lori Freedman, and Tim Hodgkinson.

Johansen, Per Oddvar / Seijiro Murayama: Dented Time
Johansen, Per Oddvar / Seijiro Murayama:
Dented Time

(Ftarri -- Japan )


Price: $14.95    




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Bringing together two masterful percussionists -- Norwegian drummer Per Oddvar Johansen and Paris-based Japanese drummer Seijiro Murayama -- for a distinctive drum duo, each musician using a minimal set that combines a snare drum with small objects and cymbals, for an album of six improvisations and two composed pieces, all showing restraint in rhythmic interaction.

suzueri (Elico Suzuki): Fata Morgana
suzueri (Elico Suzuki):
Fata Morgana

(Ftarri / Hitorri -- Japan )


Price: $14.95    




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Tokyo sound artist Elico Suzuki attached or arranged "gadgets" including a small electric fan, a motor and a radio, to an upright piano whose upper and lower panels were removed and insides exposed, using their inherent sounds and those created by touching them to the piano strings to generate overlapping and evolving sound, ending each piece with force through the keyboard.

Nutters, Koen: Intervals, time and space between [2 CDs]
Nutters, Koen:
Intervals, time and space between [2 CDs]

(Meenna -- Japan )


Price: $15.40    




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Three versions of composer Koen Nutters piece "Intervals, time and space between," performed in Berlin, Switzerland and The Netherlands in 2019 by Ensemble Post-music and DNK Ensemble with special guests Stefan Thut, Luke Martin, Thea Mesirow and Aaron Foster Breilyn, the work open to interpretation as a construction kit for each player to build their own version.

Hamel, Max: First Snow [CASSETTE]
Hamel, Max:
First Snow [CASSETTE]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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A live solo recording made using the amplified and processed sounds of snow, hail, and wind, captured by sound artist Max Hamel using a piezoelectric disc taped to a metal plate stuck out his window during the first snow storm of 2019, processed in real time using resonant filters, delay lines, and chaotic processors, the whole edited for these two compositions.

Taylor, Mike: Trio, Quartet & Composer, Revisited
Taylor, Mike:
Trio, Quartet & Composer, Revisited

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


Price: $18.95    




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Found dead in the Thames River in 1969, pianist & composer Mike Taylor left a legacy of two solid & lyrical jazz albums, of which the complete Trio album and one track from Pendulum are remastered; but he was also a songwriter for the Eric Clapton/Ginger Baker/Jack Bruce band Cream, of which three Taylor compositions with lyrics and vocals by Baker are included.

As 3 Velhas (Mortagua / Rodrigues / Andrade): Springtime
As 3 Velhas (Mortagua / Rodrigues / Andrade):
Springtime

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Three active Portuguese improvisers in a trio of remarkably sensitive rapport from Gonçalo Mortágua on tenor saxophone, Guilherme Rodrigues on cello and Higino Andrade on double bass, their group name referencing "3 Old Women", though their playing is youthful and adept, bringing a sense of bright space in 14 concise and intensely creative conversations.

Drasler / Pascolo / Novello: odboqpo
Drasler / Pascolo / Novello:
odboqpo

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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The electroacoustic improv trio of flutist Paolo Pascolo and electronics guru Alberto Novello (JesterN') on modular synthesizer, and Slovenian drummer Vid Drašler, for seven haunting improvisations of unfaltering patience, electronic tones commingling with atmospheric flutes and subtle percussive intervention, creating rich sonic environments or quirky conversation.

Miele, Lucio: Kalpa
Miele, Lucio:
Kalpa

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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A solo album from Italian percussionsit Lucio Miele, presenting six works of layered percussion with live electronics and, on three tracks, recitation from actor Simona Fredella, each piece sound-oriented with an incredibly diverse set of percussive variety, detailed atmospheric settings and diverse rhythmic foundation; a remarkable and sometimes hair-raising album.

Parrinha / Moimeme / Santos: A Silent Play In The Shadow Of Power
Parrinha / Moimeme / Santos:
A Silent Play In The Shadow Of Power

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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The trio of Bruno Parrinha on bass clarinet & alto sax, Abdul Moimeme on prepared electric guitar & objects, and Carlos Santos on electronics & objects performed this confrontational improvisation at the 2020 Small Formats Materials Festival, weaving acoustic and electronic expression with assertive confidence, affirming reductionist approaches as commanding statements.

Pesce, Vito / Walter Forestiere: Anthropolitan Chorale
Pesce, Vito / Walter Forestiere:
Anthropolitan Chorale

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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A modern soundscape in three acts from Italian improvisers, drummer Walter Forestier (Death Roars, Angelo Mastronardi Trio) and guitarist Vito Pesce (Minus Tree, Pastel, Squieti), their 2nd album a dialog shifting between pensive introspection and aggressive evocation, a full range of expression that builds and releases suspense as the two unfold their narrative.

String Theory: Musique Placide
String Theory:
Musique Placide

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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The 8-piece String Theory ensemble directed by violist Ernesto Rodrigues performs a beautiful and subtle work inspired by a poem written by Rodrigues, "Une Ombre Du Bonheur", realized through viola, violin, cellos, viola de gamba, double bass, piano, zither and objects, a stunningly beautiful and deceptively tranquil work of exceptional detail and dexterous execution.

Sung, Youjin  / Simon Rose: Map of Dreams
Sung, Youjin / Simon Rose:
Map of Dreams

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Interested in exploring open form improvisation and pairing Western and Korean musical instruments & tradition, baritone saxophonist Simon Rose met gayageum player Youjin Sung, a member of the AsianArt Ensemble playing contemporary music, at the Berlin club Sowieso in 2019 to record these eight exotic and informed dialogs of unique timbral voicing and authoritative skill.

Tongue Is An Eye, The (Sanchez / Moser): Inscape
Tongue Is An Eye, The (Sanchez / Moser):
Inscape

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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The second album from the duo of cellist Paula Sanchez and oud player Christian Moser, a "restless hodgepodges of tensile agitation, percussive clatter, and nocturnal claustrophobia, with both Moser and Sanchez contributing conventional instruments abused with extended techniques (oud and cello, respectively) as well as objects and found ephemera."

Welcome To Silkeborg (Varela / Trinite): Alba
Welcome To Silkeborg (Varela / Trinite):
Alba

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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A live recording without an audience and the start of the Welcome To Silkeborg project between Lisbon improvisers Tiago Varela (Equinox Quartet, Isotope Ensemble) on melodicas & voice, and Monsieur Trinité (Equinox Quartet, IKB, Potlatch, Variable Geometry Orchestra) on percussive objects, their first encounter finding the two in a relaxed dialog of creative conversation.

Davis, Greg: Throughline
Davis, Greg:
Throughline

(Autumn Records -- USA )


Price: $10.00    




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Taking modular synths into unusual territory, Autumn Records label leader and relentless audio explorer Greg Davis spent years using a computer controlled modular synthesizer system to generate an obsessive set of synthetic and electronic sounds -- swooping, burbling, chattering, &c. -- assembled into this quick witted and energetic set of compositions.

Drake, Bob: Planets & Animals
Drake, Bob:
Planets & Animals

(Recommended Records -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Bob Drake continues to tug on the heart-strings of prog in short but smart songs that reference the best of the last few decades of prog/psych/avant rock forms, Drake as always handling all parts in a great balance of guitar, electronic & acoustic instruments, including some newly invented instruments; includes a fold-out poster in Bob Drake style from Joe Mruk.

Miranda, Roberto Home Music Ensemble (Bradford / Carter / Newton / Tapscott / &c): Live At Bing Thea
Miranda, Roberto Home Music Ensemble (Bradford / Carter / Newton / Tapscott / &c):
Live At Bing Theatre: Los Angeles, 1985

(Dark Tree Records -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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Dark Tree's Roots series continues to unearth hidden masterworks from the West Coast scene, here with bassist Roberto Miranda's Home Music ensemble in 1985, an 11-piece large band performing Miranda's lyrically rhythmic compositions, with an all-star cast including flutist James Newton, clarinetist John Carter, pianist Horace Tapscott, trumpeter Bobby Bradford, &c.

EC: Oxid
EC:
Oxid

(Nueni -- Spain )


Price: $14.95    




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Spanish electronic musician and artist Estanis Comella in 14 concise pieces of angular electronic rhythmic intersections and interventions, quirky pieces that deconstruct and reconstruct in unusual ways, using the electronica language of, but definitely not intended for, the young dance/edm generation.

Regler: Regel #5 (Classical Music)
Regler:
Regel #5 (Classical Music)

(Nueni -- Spain )


Price: $14.95    




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An actualization of Manfred Werder's text score, "2015³", taking a quote from Walter Benjamin, "through excessive fatigue I had thrown myself on my bed in my clothes in the brightly-lit room, and had at once, for a few seconds, fallen asleep", the Regler trio present an abstract interpretation through location recordings of the band setting up and falling asleep.

Iruretagoiena, Oier: Kulakantu
Iruretagoiena, Oier:
Kulakantu

(Nueni -- Portugal )


Price: $14.95    




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Four pieces from Oier Iruretagoiena (Tusuri, Larraskito Audio Dissection Unit) using computer generated sound of an abstract nature, with irregular rhythms and intersections in harmonics and feedback, actively reserved and avoiding extremes while creating a cohesively curious collection of quirky, aberrant, cranky and surprisingly compelling connected sounds.

Cambien, Jonas Trio (w / Roligheten / Wildhagen): Nature Hath Painted The Body
Cambien, Jonas Trio (w / Roligheten / Wildhagen):
Nature Hath Painted The Body

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $14.95    




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Cleverly complex yet melodically embraceable, the trio of Beligan pianist residing in Norway, Jonas Cambien's trio with Andre Rolighete on tenor and soprano saxophone and drummer Andreas Wildhagen perform eleven original Cambien compositions, a mix of astute, joyful and irrepressibly creative approaches to jazz and free improvisation.

Courvoisier / Rothenberg / Sartorius: Lockdown
Courvoisier / Rothenberg / Sartorius:
Lockdown

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $14.95    




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Recording in the studio in Switzerland, the trio of Sylvie Courvoisier on piano, Ned Rothenberg on alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet & Shakuhachi, and Julian Sartorius on drums & percussion perform a mix of compositions, with 3 from Courvoisier and 1 by Rothenberg, and 4 collective improvisations; a unified and accomplished album of diverse approaches to free improv.

Hearth (Silva / Rasmussen / Rave / Draksler): Melt
Hearth (Silva / Rasmussen / Rave / Draksler):
Melt

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $14.95    




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Meeting for the 1st time at the 2016 October Meeting in Holland, the quartet performance there of Susana Santos Silva on trumpet, Mette Rasmussen on alto sax, Ada Rave on tenor sax & clarinet and Kaja Draksler on piano, inspired the formation of Hearth to develop soundscapes focusing on moods and textures, as heard in these six rich, explorative collective improvisations.

Innanen / Pasborg / Piromalli: This Is It
Innanen / Pasborg / Piromalli:
This Is It

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $14.95    




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The Hammond organ takes the lead sound on this straight-up, melodically grooving and fast-paced album, with compositions coming mostly from Finnish saxophonist Mikko Innanen, performed in this trio with French organist Cedric Piromalli and Danish drummer Stefan Pasborg; an album that puts one foot in the history of 60's jazz and one foot firmly in the creative present.

Pifarely, Dominique Quartet (w/ Rayon / Chevillon / Merville): Nocturnes
Pifarely, Dominique Quartet (w/ Rayon / Chevillon / Merville):
Nocturnes

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $14.95    




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Following his ECM album Trace Provisoire, violinist Dominique Pifarély's new album with his quartet of Antonin Rayon on piano, Bruno Chevillon on double bass and Francois Merville on drums, expands on the merging of compositional and improvisational form in this set of Pifarély compositions, alongside two co-written with Bruno Chevillon and two with Antonin Rayon.

Heberer, Thomas / Joe Fonda / Joe Herenstein: Remedy
Heberer, Thomas / Joe Fonda / Joe Herenstein:
Remedy

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


Price: $15.95    




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Their 2020 tour cut short and no prospects of perfomance in March 2020, the trio of trumpeter Thomas Heberer, bassist Joe Fonda and drummer Joe Hertenstein began a weekly discipline of composing and rehearsing new music, doing so for the next five months, recording this superbly defined set of new compositions in August, the day before Herstenstein left NYC for Berlin.

Martinez, Lucia / Agusti Fernandez / Barry Guy: Bosque de Niebla [2 CDs]
Martinez, Lucia / Agusti Fernandez / Barry Guy:
Bosque de Niebla [2 CDs]

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


Price: $19.95    




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After the Desalambrado duo album album between Spanish pianist Agustí Fernandez and drummer/percussionist Lucía Martinez, Fernandez enjoined UK bassist Barry Guy to record with them while he was in Spain working on his Via Augusta; the results are this album of mysterious environments that lead to intense and exciting interaction, expansive improv through Martinez' percussive elements.

MOVE (feat. Sjostrom / Kaufmann / Pultz Melbye / Narvesen / Gordoa): MOVE on MOERS
MOVE (feat. Sjostrom / Kaufmann / Pultz Melbye / Narvesen / Gordoa):
MOVE on MOERS

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


Price: $15.95    




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A live recording of insightful collective improvisation recorded in 2019 at the Moers Festival in Germany, from Harri Sjostrom on soprano saxophone, Achim Kaufmann on piano, Adam Pultz Melbye on double bass, Dag Magnus Narvesen on drums, and Emilio Gordoa on vibraphone, in an extended exploration of subtle hues through effortlessly intense and inventive interaction.

Parker, Evan Electro-Acoustic Ensemble: Warszawa 2019
Parker, Evan Electro-Acoustic Ensemble:
Warszawa 2019

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


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Formed in 1990 as a sextet to explore the possibilities of real-time signal processing in an improvising context, the 30 year history of saxophonist Evan Parker's Electro-Acoustic Ensemble and the first new album in 9 years explodes with this incredible 2019 live concert at Wojciech Krukowski Hall, in Warsaw, Poland as a 10-piece ensemble of masterful improvisers.

Oker (Larsen / Myhr / Rasten / Gismervik): Susurrus
Oker (Larsen / Myhr / Rasten / Gismervik):
Susurrus

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )


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Existing between composition and free improvisation, this Norwegian quartet of Torstein Lavik Larsen on trumpet, Adrian Myhr on double bass, Fredrik Rasten on acoustic guitar, and Jan Martin Gismervik on drums & percussion are informed by minimal composed, folk and improvised musics, applying unusual technique and methodology to create beautiful textural and impressionistic sound.

Selva, The + Machinefabriek (Jacinto / Almeida / Morao + Zuydervelt): Barbatrama
Selva, The + Machinefabriek (Jacinto / Almeida / Morao + Zuydervelt):
Barbatrama

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )


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The Selva trio of Ricardo Jacinto on cello, Goncalo Almeida on double bass and Nuno Morao on drums join with Rutger Zuydervelt of Machinefabriek who adds unique electroacoustic transformations to their fusion of free improvisation and hydrid world elements, resulting in this wonderfully dark venture inside a virtual jungle of contrasting darkness and refined acoustic beauty.

Chrome Hill (Lerheim / Nymo / Lofthus / Arntzen): This Is Chrome Hill [VINYL]
Chrome Hill (Lerheim / Nymo / Lofthus / Arntzen):
This Is Chrome Hill [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Self-described as Scandinavian jazz rock noir, the Chrome Hill quartet of Asbjorn Lerheim on baritone guitar, Roger Arntzen on double bass, Torstein Lofthus on drums & vibraphone, and Atle Nymo on tenor saxophone, present a dramatic album of contrasts inspired by cinematic and musical moods, merging elements of folk, Delta blues and cowboy rock into their darkly cool sound.

Cortex (Hoyer / Nilssen / Alberts / Johansson): Legal Tender [VINYL]
Cortex (Hoyer / Nilssen / Alberts / Johansson):
Legal Tender [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Seriously joyful and consequential "avant-garde party music" from the Norwegian Cortex quartet of Ola Hoyer on double bass, Gard Nilssen on drums & percussion, Kristoffer Berre Alberts on saxophone, and Thomas Johansson on trumpet, in their 6th album of irresistible, upbeat free jazz.

Coultrain: Phantasmagoria
Coultrain:
Phantasmagoria

(577 Records -- USA )


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West Coast songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Coultrain, aka Aaron Michael Frison or Seymour Liberty, in an collection of songs based around a sequence of images reminiscent of a dream, capturing the hazy state of mind that drove the process behind this album, as well as its dreamy effect; soulful and introspective, an album of poetic observation and reflection.

 

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