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  December 2023
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Vukosavljevic, Ivan: Slow Roads
Vukosavljevic, Ivan:
Slow Roads

(elsewhere -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Eight compositions for solo 1/4 comma meantone organ by Serbian composer Ivan Vukosavljevic and performed by organists Tineke Steenbrink, Francesca Ajossa, Jan Hage, Lise Morrison, recorded in 2022 on five different historic organs, dating from the early 16th to mid-17th centuries, captured in medieval churches located in the countryside of northern Netherlands.

Alcorn, Susan / Septeto del Sur: Canto
Alcorn, Susan / Septeto del Sur:
Canto

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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Recording in Maria Pinto, Chile, steel guitarist Susan Alcorn combines Chilean folk and nueva cancion with free improvisation and contemporary classical in an expansive set of 5 original compositions and a group arrangement of the Victor Jara's "El Derecho de Vivir en Paz", the achingly beautiful themes paying tribute to the victims of Augusto Pinochet's regime.

Schouten / Courtois / Doronzo / Janssen: VOSTOK: Remote Islands
Schouten / Courtois / Doronzo / Janssen:
VOSTOK: Remote Islands

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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Inspired by Judith Schalansky's book "Atlas of Remote Islands: 50 islands I never set foot in and never will", the debut of the chamber improvising trio of Fie Schouten on clarinet & basset horn, Vincent Courtois on cello and Guus Janssen on piano, organ, harmonium & harpsichord reflect on these pristine and untouched areas of the earth in sublimely sophisticated conversation.

Buck, Tony / Mark Nauseef: Mongrels
Buck, Tony / Mark Nauseef:
Mongrels

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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Using a wide assortment of guitars (electric, baritone, arch top acoustic, bass) + monochord, waterphone & zulu bells, Necks drummer and multi-instrumentalist Tony Buck joins with percussionist Mark Nauseef performing on bells and gongs for seven exotic improvisations rich in overtones, microtonal movement, ringing harmonics and hybrid motion.

Blum, John / David Murray / Chad Taylor: The Recursive Tree
Blum, John / David Murray / Chad Taylor:
The Recursive Tree

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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An assertive album of collective free jazz from three masterful NYC players — John Blum (piano), David Murray (tenor sax) and Chad Taylor (drums) — recording in the studio for eight high-octane improvisations inspired by the mathematical and natural concept of recursion, comparing nature's expansive growth with the growth of jazz through the incremental expansion of ideas and influences.

Wright, Jack: What Is What
Wright, Jack:
What Is What

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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Improviser, influencer and world traveler performing with exceptional players in interesting situations, saxophonist Jack Wright is heard in four solo improvisations that support the description of his wide vocabulary on the horn: "leaping pitches, punchy, precise timing, sharp and intrusive multiphonics, surprising gaps of silence, and obscene animalistic sounds".

Vergara, Benjamin / Amanda Irarrazabal: Ultimo Sosiego
Vergara, Benjamin / Amanda Irarrazabal:
Ultimo Sosiego

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $16.00    




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Influenced by the landscapes and sonic profiles of Chile's extreme southern territory, Chilean trumpeter Benjamin Vergara (Relincha Festival of Experimental Music) and double bassist Amanda Irarrazabal alliterate and reflect through a series of four improvisations coaxing texture and melody in their dialogs through tremendous technique and concentration.

Ballister (Rempis / Lonberg-Holm / Nilssen-Love): Smash And Grab
Ballister (Rempis / Lonberg-Holm / Nilssen-Love):
Smash And Grab

(Aerophonic -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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"Smash", "Even More Smashing" and "Grab" sums up the intense energy that the Ballister trio brought to their 2022 performance at Elastic Arts in Chicago as part of the Catalytic Sound Festival, impelled by Paul Nilssen-Love's powerful drumming and Fred Lonberg-Holm's demanding cello work, with Dave Rempis roaring on alto, tenor and baritone saxophones; wow!

Ballister (Rempis / Lonberg-Holm / Nilssen-Love): Smash And Grab [VINYL]
Ballister (Rempis / Lonberg-Holm / Nilssen-Love):
Smash And Grab [VINYL]

(Aerophonic -- USA )


Price: $21.95    




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"Smash", "Even More Smashing" and "Grab" sums up the intense energy that the Ballister trio brought to their 2022 performance at Elastic Arts in Chicago as part of the Catalytic Sound Festival, impelled by Paul Nilssen-Love's powerful drumming and Fred Lonberg-Holm's demanding cello work, with Dave Rempis roaring on alto, tenor and baritone saxophones; wow!

Zankel, Bobby & Wonderful Sound 8: A Change Of Destiny
Zankel, Bobby & Wonderful Sound 8:
A Change Of Destiny

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Written in response to the excavation of slave quarters on the site of George Washington's President's House, Philadelphia saxophonist and former Cecil Taylor sideman Bobby Zankel presents a 6-section suite performed with Philly luminaries Jaleel Shaw (sax), Robin Eubanks (trombone), Diane Monroe (violin), Ruth Naomi Floyd (voice), Sumi Tonooka (piano), Lee Smith (bass) and Pheeroan AkLaff (drums).

Fowler, Chad / George Cartwright / Christopher Parker / Kelley Hurt / Luke Stewart / Steve Hirsh / Z
Fowler, Chad / George Cartwright / Christopher Parker / Kelley Hurt / Luke Stewart / Steve Hirsh / ZA:
Miserere

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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A septet bridging generations of improvisers from Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, DC, Minnesota, and NY, from Chad Fowler (sax & flute), George Cartwright (sax & guitar), Christopher Parker (piano), Kelley Hurt (voice), Luke Stewart (bass), Steve Hirsh (drums), and guest tenor saxophonist Zoh Amba, in four works reflecting our turbulent times, plus a tribute to Davey Williams.

Tabbal, Tani Quartet (w/ McPhee / Bisio / Siegel): Intentional
Tabbal, Tani Quartet (w/ McPhee / Bisio / Siegel):
Intentional

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Drummer with some of the most significant of free jazz icons--Roscoe Mitchell, David Murray, Henry Threadgill, Anthony Braxton, &c.--Tani Tabbal's own trio with fellow New Yorkers Michael Bisio on bass and Adam Siegel on alto sax are joined by Joe McPhee on tenor sax, with compositions from each of Tabbal, Bisio and Joe McPhee, plus four collective improvisations.

Marks, Hannah: Outsider, Outlier
Marks, Hannah:
Outsider, Outlier

(Out Of Your Head Records -- USA )


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Merging jazz and rock forms, NY bassist Hannah Marks composes and provides the lyrics for 10 inspired songs of incisive, quirky and expressive topics, performed with a sextet of solid players from the genre-mashing NY scene: Sarah Rossy (lead vocals), Lee Meadvin (guitar), Lex Korten (piano), Nathan Reising (alto saxophone), and Connor Parks (drums).

Webber, Anna / Matt Mitchell: Capacious Aeration
Webber, Anna / Matt Mitchell:
Capacious Aeration

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $15.95    




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Insanely virtuosic exchanges between two New York heavyweight improvisers--pianist Matt Mitchell and multi-wind player Anna Webber on tenor saxophone & flute--in three concise dialogs and two extended works, through twists and turns supporting each other in an equal exchange of expression that implies telepathic exchange of elegant lyricism or rapid-fire excitement.

Zorn, John (Frisell / Riley / Lage): Nothing Is As Real As Nothing
Zorn, John (Frisell / Riley / Lage):
Nothing Is As Real As Nothing

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $17.95    




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The completion of John Zorn's second trilogy of albums performed by the extraordinarily masterful acoustic guitar trio of Bill Frisell, Gyan Riley and Julian Lage, here performing six intricate and lyrically graceful compositions dedicated to literary visionary Samuel Beckett; uniquely packaged in a clear imprinted sleeve.

Zorn, John (Medeski / Marsella / Hollenberg / Grohowski): Parrhesiastes
Zorn, John (Medeski / Marsella / Hollenberg / Grohowski):
Parrhesiastes

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $17.95    




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The fifth album from John Zorn's Chaos Magic Ensemble of Brian Marsella on Fender Rhodes Piano, John Medeski on organ, Kenny Grochowski on drums and Matt Hollenberg on guitar, in three free flowing works that display Zorn's perceptive merging and the band's enormous skill, contrasting lyrical electric jazz with turbulent rock forms and disciplined contemporary structure.

Shiroishi, Patrick: I Was Too Young To Hear Silence [VINYL]
Shiroishi, Patrick:
I Was Too Young To Hear Silence [VINYL]

(American Dreams Records -- USA )


Price: $22.95    




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Using the resonance of the parking garage under the Jazz Cat in Monterey Park, California, Japanese-American multi-instrumentalist Patrick Shiroishi recorded nine solo improvisations, interacting with the environmental sound and reverberant ambiance through contemplative, curious and explosive moments, at times augmenting his saxophone with the metallic notes of a glockenspiel.

Dolphy, Eric: At The Five Spot To Iron Man, Revisited
Dolphy, Eric:
At The Five Spot To Iron Man, Revisited

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


Price: $18.95    




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Restoring two essential albums from alto saxophonist Eric Dolphy: first his '61 live album at NYC's Five Spot in a quintet with Booker Little, Mal Waldron, Richard Davis & Ed Blackwell; then his '63 studio sessions in varying configurations with Clifford Jordan, Woody Shaw, Sonny Simmons, Prince Lasha, Bobby Hutcherson, Eddie Kahn Richard Davis, Garvin Bushell & J.C. Moses.

Monk, Thelonious with John Coltrane: 1957, Revisited
Monk, Thelonious with John Coltrane:
1957, Revisited

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


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A transformative experience for John Coltrane, whose 1957 studio sessions with pianist Thelonious Monk, recorded after Monk's residency at the Five Spot, came at a transitional point for the iconic tenor saxophonist, expanding his knowledge of harmonic structure and refining his approach to soloing; with Coleman Hawkins, Art Blakey, Gigi Gryce, Ray Copeland, Wilbur Ware and Shadow Wilson.

Studer, Daniel: Extended II
Studer, Daniel:
Extended II

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


Price: $18.95    




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Presented in two sonic rendering, one for stereo playback and a binaural mix for headophones, this exceptional 2021 chamber jazz string performance at Kunstraum Walcheturm in Zurich displays spectacular technique and concentration, from the quintet of Daniel Studer (double bass), Harald Kimmig (violin), Frantz Loriot (viola), Alfred Zimmerlin (violoncello) and Philip Zoubek (piano).

Blaser, Samuel: Routes
Blaser, Samuel:
Routes

(Enja Records -- Germany )


Price: $14.95    




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Taking a turn into the Caribbean and the music of Don Drummond, trombonist Samuel Blaser assembled a new group with Alex Wilson on keys, Ira Coleman on bass, Dion Parson on drums, Michael Blake on tenor sax and Soweto Kinch on alto and vocals, with guest performances by Carroll Thompson, dubs by the late Lee 'Scratch' Perry, and a multi-bone section including Steve Turre & John Fedchock.

Darge, Moniek / Vanessa Rossetto: Dream Soundies
Darge, Moniek / Vanessa Rossetto:
Dream Soundies

(erstwhile -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Bringing together two generations of sound artists and field recording specialists--Belgian composer Moniek Darge, known for her ethnomusicologist "soundies" from global locations; and American sound composer Vanessa Rossetto transforming everyday occurrence--for a meeting at Lincoln Center in NYC to record the city and reshape its sound into four impressionistic sonic reveries.

Frey, Jurg / Keiko Shichijo: Les Signes Passagers
Frey, Jurg / Keiko Shichijo:
Les Signes Passagers

(elsewhere -- USA )


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Written by Jurg Frey in 2021 and commissioned by Amsterdam-based pianist Keiko Shichijo, this solo work using the unique audio characteristics of the fortepiano was premiered by Shichijo in 2022 at the Concertgebouw Brugge during the SLOW Festival and performed again at November Music 2022, this recording captured at Concertgebouw Brugge in the presence of the composer.

Lambkin, Graham / James Rushford: Gondolas [2 CDs]
Lambkin, Graham / James Rushford:
Gondolas [2 CDs]

(erstwhile -- USA )


Price: $20.95    




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The first collaboration between electroacoustic composers and performers, Graham Lambkin (The Shadow Ring) from Kent, England and Australian composer, improviser and concrète collagist James Rushford, the two developing a series of fascinatingly mysterious and detailed sound compositions that incorporate live playing; beautifully packaged.

Pisaro-Liu, Michael (Guy Vandromme / Adriaan Severins / Luciana Elizondo / Fabio Gionfrida): A Room
Pisaro-Liu, Michael (Guy Vandromme / Adriaan Severins / Luciana Elizondo / Fabio Gionfrida):
A Room Outdoors [2 CDs]

(elsewhere -- USA )


Price: $19.95    




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Two realizations of Michael Pisaro-Liu's 2006 work for sustaining instruments, harmonium & field recordings, recorded first at Wild Gallery, in Brussels with Guy Vandromme (keyboards) and Adriaan Severins (field recordings and synthesizer); then at the Museo Archeologico San Lorenzo, in Cremona, Italy with Luciana Elizondo (viola da gamba) and Fabio Gionfrida (field recordings), in collaboration with Guy Vandromme (Indian harmonium).

Sanchez, Angelica Nonet: Nighttime Creatures
Sanchez, Angelica Nonet:
Nighttime Creatures

(Pyroclastic Records -- USA )


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Assembling a masterful set of New York jazz luminaries including Michael Attias, Ben Goldberg, John Hebert, Thomas Heberer, Sam Ospovat, Chris Speed, Omar Tamez and Kenny Warren, pianist Angelic Sanchez tailors her compositions to these players through nine original compositions, along with Ellington's "Lady of the Lavender Mist" and "Tristeza" by Amarndo Carvajal.

Unami, Taku: Bot Box Boxes [3 CDs]
Unami, Taku:
Bot Box Boxes [3 CDs]

(erstwhile -- USA )


Price: $27.95    




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Performing live in a virtual festival performance at his home studio as an extension of his work at erstwhile's 2011 Amplify festival, Japanese sound artist Taku Unami recorded these three extended works using cardboard boxes and small robots, creating the curious sounds of their interactions and capturing them on binaural microphones to recreate their dynamics as exactly as possible.

Blaser, Samuel / Russ Lossing / Billy Mintz: Roundabout / Triple Dip [2 CDs]
Blaser, Samuel / Russ Lossing / Billy Mintz:
Roundabout / Triple Dip [2 CDs]

(Jazzdor -- France )


Price: $22.95    




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Recording in the NY Metropolitan area, this superb 2-CD collection of studio recordings begins with a series of duos between trombonist Samuel Blaser and pianist Russ Lossing performing lyrically and structurally interesting compositions from both performers, then joined by drummer Billy Mintz for a mix of original compositions plus 1 each from Blind Willie Johnson and John H. Mercer.

La Casa, Eric + Seijiro Murayama: Supersedure 2
La Casa, Eric + Seijiro Murayama:
Supersedure 2

(Swarming -- France )


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Following their 2009 release of the same title, this album of primarily free improvisation is a well-paced presentation of two 3-movement works between Japanese percussionist Seijiro Murayama providing precise rhythmic abstractions, and French sound artist Eric La Casa using field recordings of recurring and curious sound sources plus objects to expand Muriyama's punctuations.

Armoush's, Emad Duos (w/ Houle, Zubot, Carter, Loewen,  Hasselberg): Electritradition
Armoush's, Emad Duos (w/ Houle, Zubot, Carter, Loewen, Hasselberg):
Electritradition

(Drip Audio -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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A series of intimate duets between Syrian-born, Vancouver-based oud, ney, flamenco guitar and singer Emad Armoush with aA series of intimate duets between Syrian-born, Vancouver-based Emad Armoush performing on oud, ney, flamenco guitar and song, with clarinetist Francois Houle, violinist Jesse Zubot, trumpeter JP Carter, drummer/percussionist Kenton Loewen and cellist Marina Hasselberg--Houle, Zubot and Carter also adding electronic layers--as Armoush reinvents Arabic tradition alongsie original compositions. Francois Houle, violinist Jesse Zubot, trumpeter JP Carter, drummer/percussionist Kenton Loewen and cellist Marina Hasselberg--Houle, Zubot and Carter also adding electronic layers--as Armoush reinvents Arabic tradition alongside original compositions.

Ruokangas, Heikki: Karu
Ruokangas, Heikki:
Karu

(Orbit577 -- USA )


Price: $16.00    




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Merging traditional Finnish harmonies into experimental jazz compositions and improvisation with a penchant for extraneous sound and quick shifts from elegant playing to forceful avant expression, Finish guitarist Heikki Ruokangas performs eight haunting works with mastery of technique and pacing in a warmly gripping album of solo acoustic guitar.

Ruokangas, Heikki: Karu [VINYL]
Ruokangas, Heikki:
Karu [VINYL]

(Orbit577 -- USA )


Price: $20.00    




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Merging traditional Finnish harmonies into experimental jazz compositions and improvisation with a penchant for extraneous sound and quick shifts from elegant playing to forceful avant expression, Finish guitarist Heikki Ruokangas performs eight haunting works with mastery of technique and pacing in a warmly gripping album of solo acoustic guitar.

Weston, Matt: This Is Broken [VINYL]
Weston, Matt:
This Is Broken [VINYL]

(7272music -- USA )


Price: $15.95    




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Two extended works for percussion & electronics from Matt Weston, a curious coupling of resonant interactions that is likely a mysterious mixture of preparation, improvisation and composition, augmented with electronics and modified in the mix through studio manipulation, making for fascinating journeys through enigmatic punctuation and sound.

T. Mikawa x Victoria Shen: Personality Chrysler
T. Mikawa x Victoria Shen:
Personality Chrysler

(Love Earth Music -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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A duo recorded in Tokyo in 2019 as a live performance, and through remote collaboration on the internet, between NY sound artist Victoria Shen, who focuses her work on extreme textures and gestural tones, using "chaotic sound" to oppose signal and information to elude traditionally embedded meaning, and Japanese noisician Toshiji Mikawa of Hijokaidan & Incapacitants fame.

Ego Death / Astro: Crossing The Line Between Life And Death
Ego Death / Astro:
Crossing The Line Between Life And Death

(Love Earth Music -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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A split release between two noise artists from opposite sides of the planet: first Greek sound artist Manos Michaelides, aka Ego Death, in a brutal assault of abrasive sound recorded over a decade; then an amalgamation of a live recording from Hiroshi Hasegawa (C.C.C.C.) performing at IAF shop in Fukuoka, Japan and in the studio at Koenji-Minami Studio, in Tokyo, Japan.

L'eclipse Nue: Faces From Dreams
L'eclipse Nue:
Faces From Dreams

(Love Earth Music -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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Eight illusory and ethereal sound and noise works from Daniel Sine, aka Le Chien Nu, from beautiful sonic environments to raspy nightmares, putting special emphasis on the latter, with enough diversity between each work to make a complete REM cycle of unsettling sleep offset by moments of beauty.

Jupitter-Larsen, GX: Ross Distracted [VINYL]
Jupitter-Larsen, GX:
Ross Distracted [VINYL]

(Love Earth Music -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Each side of this LP from The Haters mastermind GX Jupitter-Larsen is a minimalistic noise work in the style of The Haters, built from loops and extraneous sounds, obscure and curious and each side ending with a giggle; you either need more of this kind of sonic opaqueness, or perhaps you too are a Hater.

L'eclipse Nue: Degradation Bliss [VINYL]
L'eclipse Nue:
Degradation Bliss [VINYL]

(Love Earth Music -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Daniel Sine, aka L'eclipse Nue, in his third releases on Love Earth Music and his first on vinyl, the title evoking the sense of joyful noise and ritual aspects to his work through eight pieces of divergent sonic experiments, recalling the work he participated in Japan through bands with Le Chien Nu and SHROUD OF VAPOUR.

Gintas K: Sound & Spaces #2
Gintas K:
Sound & Spaces #2

(Love Earth Music -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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With albums on Creative Sources, Bolt and esc.rec., &c., Lithuanian sound artist working in the digital electronic realm Gintas K. releases a solo album of nine compositions for computer, midi keyboard & controller, using glitch, oddly punctuated rhythmic elements and alien sound sources for an oddly compelling album of slippery electronics and strange sonic environments.

Awkward Geisha / Eugene Chadbourne: Awkward Geisha / Eugene Chadbourne [7'' VINYL]
Awkward Geisha / Eugene Chadbourne:
Awkward Geisha / Eugene Chadbourne [7'' VINYL]

(Love Earth Music -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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A split 7" vinyl between UK collage artist Ade Rowe, also known as Awkward Geisha, in a country & western song of improvised guitar & sax titled "Psycho"; and somewhat appropriately backed with a quartet of guitar, harmonica, mandolin & trumpet from avant country eccentric Eugene Chadbourne, poking fun through a song titled "Up Against The Wall, Redneck Mother".

Henkel, Brad: Croon
Henkel, Brad:
Croon

(Neither/Nor Records -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Stunningly transformative techniques on the solo trumpet from NY and Berlin-based brass improviser Brad Henkel, recording in a Berlin studio for eight diverse acoustic pieces that mostly sound like anything but a trumpet, merging throat singing on one track, or squalling through tubes with intent control on another; reference Jacob Wick, Axel Dorner, Natsuki Tamura.

Schiller, Christoph / Carlo Costa: Spinet and Drums
Schiller, Christoph / Carlo Costa:
Spinet and Drums

(Neither/Nor Records -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Three "Card Pieces", short series of pitch collections in a timeline with no other parameter spelled out, performed in a minimalist approach by Swiss spinet player Christoph Schiller and New York drummer & improviser Carlo Costa, where metallic strings are offset by organic and ringing responses, with a final work "Sottobosco" expanding their palette and pace.

BEAM SPLITTER + Lonning & Reinertsen: Beauties
BEAM SPLITTER + Lonning & Reinertsen:
Beauties

(Neither/Nor Records -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Aberrant, expressive and idiosyncratic improvisations from the merging of two unique duos--Audrey Chen on voice and Henrik Munkeby Norstebo on trombone; and Eivind Lonning on trumpet and Espen Reinertsen on tenor sax--all using electronics, recording in Norway together while in separate rooms linked by headphones to create these two beautifully strange improvisations.

Lucier, Alvin: Works for the Ever Present Orchestra Vol. II [VINYL]
Lucier, Alvin:
Works for the Ever Present Orchestra Vol. II [VINYL]

(Black Truffle -- Australia )


Price: $33.95    




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The Swiss-based Ever Present Orchestra, dedicated to the presentation of later works by composer Alvin Lucier written for this orchestra and centered on pieces for the electric guitar, in two works of differing characteristics: "Arrigoni Bridge" for 3 lap steel electric guitars + violin, sax & cello; and "Flips" for two guitars, bass and glockenspiel.

Bailey, Derek / Paul Motian: Duo in Concert [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD]
Bailey, Derek / Paul Motian:
Duo in Concert [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Frozen Reeds -- Finland )


Price: $34.95    




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Discovered in the archives of guitarist and free improv innovator Derek Bailey's Incus Records label are these two live performances between Bailey and percussionist Paul Motian, mastered by Jim O'Rourke and presented as a vinyl LP with a 1990 performance at JazzMarathon at De Oosterpoort, in Groningen, and as a download with a concert in 1991 at New Music Cafe, NYC.

Nechushtan, Alon: For Those Who Cross the Seas [2 CDs]
Nechushtan, Alon:
For Those Who Cross the Seas [2 CDs]

(ESP -- USA )


Price: $17.95    




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Reflecting on the loft-oriented NYC free improvisation scene, this 2006 concert at Zebulon, in Brooklyn has keyboardist Alon Nechushtan bringing together a spectacular sextet with Roy Campbell on flute & trumpet, Daniel Carter and Sabir Mateen on reeds, William Parker on bass and Federico Ughi on drums, taking flight on two seemingly boundless Nechushtan compositions.

Harding, Paul R / Michael Bisio / Juma Sultan: They Tried to Kill Me Yesterday
Harding, Paul R / Michael Bisio / Juma Sultan:
They Tried to Kill Me Yesterday

(ESP -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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An album of jazz poetry between long-time collaborator, bassist Michael Bisio and poet Paul r. Harding, with former Jimi Hendrix percussionist Juma Sultan joining on half of the tracks, for thirteen narrative poems and utterance that provide incisive observation on ourselves and our country, the bass and percussion weaving around expression that slams, swings, and pulls no punches.

Eriksen, Espen Trio With Andy Sheppard: As Good As It Gets
Eriksen, Espen Trio With Andy Sheppard:
As Good As It Gets

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )


Price: $16.95    




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UK saxophonist Andy Sheppard joins again with pianist Espen Eriksen's Trio of drummer Andreas Bye and bassist Lars Tormod Jenset, for a lyrical set of seven richly melodic original compositions, the trio's 7th release together since 2010 and marking 16 years together as a group, evident from their confident communication and seemingly effortless interaction.

Eriksen, Espen Trio With Andy Sheppard: As Good As It Gets [VINYL]
Eriksen, Espen Trio With Andy Sheppard:
As Good As It Gets [VINYL]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )


Price: $31.95    




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UK saxophonist Andy Sheppard joins again with pianist Espen Eriksen's Trio of drummer Andreas Bye and bassist Lars Tormod Jenset, for a lyrical set of seven richly melodic original compositions, the trio's 7th release together since 2010 and marking 16 years together as a group, evident from their confident communication and seemingly effortless interaction.

Wilson, Kelsey: A Workmanlike Approach [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Wilson, Kelsey:
A Workmanlike Approach [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Marthasville Fine Audio Recordings -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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Two distinctive works of sounds and noise from Atlanta sound artist and drummer Kelsey Wilson composing extended works using field recordings collected between 2020-2022, volume/feedback and synthesizers; first a howling and heavy journey in "Bootstrap Story"; then a rich and ringing birthday party for Nick Cave that ends with haunting bells and running water.

Modelbau: Inlets
Modelbau:
Inlets

(Love Earth Music -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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A journey through drone, abstract sound and concrete elements from Netherlands sound artists and writer Frans de Waard (Vital Weekly), mixed from recordings sessions in 2022 and sourced from small electronics, shortwave radio, aqueous recordings, iPad synths, Walkman and "whatever else", the work suggesting 11 movements through various textures and sonic environments.

+DOG+: The Family Music Book Vol. 4 [2 CDs]
+DOG+:
The Family Music Book Vol. 4 [2 CDs]

(Love Earth Music -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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Two CDs presenting a series of recordings captured live in venues throughout northeast America between 2021 and 2023, led by +DOG+ sound artist Steve Davis with Bobby Almon, Chuck Foster, Edward Giles, Jack Szymczak, LOB, Mackenzie Kourie, Ron Karlin, at venues and festivals including Sonorium at SATV, Buddyfest, Milwaukee's Jazz Gallery Center, &c. &c.

Extra: Spiral/Athletics
Extra:
Spiral/Athletics

(Love Earth Music -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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The third album from the collaboration of sound artists Howard Seltzer, who typically works with consumer grade tape players, and Brian Grainger, head of the Milieu Music mailorder label, in an extended work of textural cassette sound, field recordings, drone music and modular synthesis, a journey through rich and well-controlled sound.

+DOG+: To Share Forever With You
+DOG+:
To Share Forever With You

(Love Earth Music -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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Love Earth Music label leader and sound artist Steve Davis' +DOG+ project is joined by a cast of noise and sound artists--Bobby Almon, Chuck Foster, Edward Giles, Jack Szymczak, LOB, Mackenzie Kourie, Ron Karlin--for a mix of rich sonic assaults, collage constructions and possibly some live captures, in an interesting and well-produced collection of diverse approaches to sound.

Juice Machine: Broken And Dilapidated
Juice Machine:
Broken And Dilapidated

(Love Earth Music -- USA )


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An apt description for the layers of sonic decay and deteriorated sounds, loops and errata that underpin each of the five tracks on this elusively restrained noise album, Juice Machine, aka Roger H. Smith (Chefkirk) and Heather Chessman, use mangled field recordings and concrete elements of blurred looping structures and aberrant interjection, each unique work a fascinating curiosity.

Elka Bong: Elektro Locution [VINYL]
Elka Bong:
Elektro Locution [VINYL]

(Love Earth Music -- USA )


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Elka Bong is the experimental sound art duo of Al Margolis and Walter Wright, here joined by guests Andrea Pensado on voice and electronics and Steve Davis on electronics, Margolis performing on synth, electric guitar & objects, and Weiss on Board Weevil and drum kit, in a mix of improvisation, extended technique, cacophony and indeterminacy.

+DOG+ / Bastard Noise : Desecration Tales [VINYL]
+DOG+ / Bastard Noise :
Desecration Tales [VINYL]

(Love Earth Music -- USA )


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Two long-standing experimental sound projects join together as Legendary Bastard Noise, aka Eric Wood and +DOG+, aka Steve Davis, combine for two extended and well-paced works of dark sonics and electronics, the first piece "Misery Milestone" a haunting and desolate soundscape with disruptive punctuation; the 2nd "Beneficiary: Earth" adds agonizing voice to a work of global arpeggiation and destruction.

Dunston, Nick: Skultura [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Dunston, Nick:
Skultura [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )


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Bassist & composer Nick Dunston's Berlin band Skultura creates a uniquely experimental and fascinatingly sculpted approach to free jazz through layers of sound and serious playing punctuated by voice and concrete elements, each piece keeping the listener in anticipation of what might happen next, eased into serious jazz grooves, then whisked away in new directions; not to be missed!

Lumpeks: Polonez
Lumpeks:
Polonez

(Umlaut Records -- France )


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Ethnic folk flavors of traditional Polish dance music and song merge with modern jazz in the Polish Lumpeks quartet, researching the history of their music and working with musicians of multiple generations as they update their antecedents through free improvisation, and augmenting their repertoire with exotic instrumentation including bird calls, cabasa, baraban, basy, and drone box.

Gregorio, Guillermo: Two Trio
Gregorio, Guillermo:
Two Trio

(ESP -- USA )


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Pivoting between his home base of Chicago for 25 years and his current home in New York City, Argentina-born clarinetist and improviser Guillermo Gregorio presents two concerts, the first at the 2018 Edgefest Festival with Chicago luminaries Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello and vibraphonist Carrie Biolo; then in New York with Ivan Barenboim on contralto clarinet and Nicholas Jozwiak on cello.

 

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