The Squid's Ear Magazine
Ambient & Drone Music


 
Edwards, Michael: For Rei As A Doe (for piano and computer)
Edwards, Michael:
For Rei As A Doe (for piano and computer)

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )


Price: $17.95    




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UK Composer Michael Edwards wrote these quiet compositions using his "slippery chicken" software, originally written as a challenge to pianist Rei Nakamura, in contrast to his technical skills, instead requiring pensive accuracy over a steady line of quiet chords.

Feldman, Morton: Patterns In A Chromatic Field
Feldman, Morton:
Patterns In A Chromatic Field

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Heasley, Tom: Desert Triptych
Heasley, Tom:
Desert Triptych

(Farfield Records -- Great Britain )


Price: $12.95    




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Heasley, Tom: On the Sensations of Tone
Heasley, Tom:
On the Sensations of Tone

(Innova -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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If Thousands: Lullaby
If Thousands:
Lullaby

(Silber -- USA )


Price: $10.95    




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If Thousands present a beautiful blanket of sound recorded as a soundtrack for falling asleep. Quite beautiful and soothing. Fans of Godspeed You Black Emperor and Stars of the lid should love this one.

Machinefabriek: Duotoon
Machinefabriek:
Duotoon

(Machinefabriek -- The Netherlands )


Price: $10.95    




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Machinefabriek (Rutger Zuydervelt) in an EP of a long sine save compositions that creates a minimally moving piece of consonance and dissonance using beautifully recorded tones.

Naoshima / Takeda / Kawasaki / Takeuchi / Koike / Kawaguchi / Totsuka: Septet
Naoshima / Takeda / Kawasaki / Takeuchi / Koike / Kawaguchi / Totsuka:
Septet

(Ftarri/Improvised Music from Japan -- Japan )


Price: $16.95    




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Robert, Jocelyn: Folie / Culture
Robert, Jocelyn:
Folie / Culture

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


Price: $15.95    




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Somnaphon: Automatic Writings Volume 1
Somnaphon:
Automatic Writings Volume 1

(ACK Recordings -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




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A compilation of various unreleased songs, remixes and compilation appearances from Somnaphon (A. Traeger), a varied and eclectic exploration of Somnaphon's work.

Triac (Tatone / Seracini / Polidoro): In A Room
Triac (Tatone / Seracini / Polidoro):
In A Room

(Laminal -- Russia )


Price: $13.95    




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Triac is an electronic music trio from Italy formed in the end of 2011 by Rossano Polidoro, Marco Seracini and Augusto Tatone, using laptop, fisa, electric bass, piano synth to investigate minimal ambient music.

Ullmann, Jakob: fremde zeit addendum 4
Ullmann, Jakob:
fremde zeit addendum 4

(Edition Rz -- Germany )


Price: $14.95    




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An extract from Berlin composer Jakob Ullman's 2012 3-CD box set on Edition Rz, presenting "solo III for organ" (1992/1993), an hour long work of tone and tension performed by Hans-Peter Schulz at the Big Organ in Abteikirche Neresheim.

Nakatani, Tatsuya: Gong
Nakatani, Tatsuya:
Gong

(Nakatani-Kobo -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Compositions on fourteen gongs performed and recorded by Tatsuya Nakatani during the winters of 2014 and 2015, 6 untitled works of powerful tones evoked from these large instruments using bows and mallets, each slowly unfolding and enveloping the listener.

Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani: Cardinal
Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani:
Cardinal

(Impressus Records -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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The quartet of Cosottini, Melano, Pisani, Miano (EAQuartet Electroacoustic) in compositions referring to the 4 cardinal map points using graphic scores, games, open readings, &c.

Northern Valentine: The Distance Brings Us Closer
Northern Valentine:
The Distance Brings Us Closer

(Silber Media -- USA )


Price: $10.95    




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Minimalist ambient work from Robert & Amy Brown, who have been recording and performing since '97, creating heartfelt, soulful & affecting sound.

Patterson, Lee & Vanessa Rossetto: Temperament as Waveform
Patterson, Lee & Vanessa Rossetto:
Temperament as Waveform

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $14.95    




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Four tracks produced by file-exchange from 2010-2012 between sound artist Lee Patterson in Austin, Texas and Manchester, UK-based Vanessa Rossetto, impressive works on a large geographic and sound scale.

Wolff, Christian / Wandelweiser Komponisten Ensemble: Stones
Wolff, Christian / Wandelweiser Komponisten Ensemble:
Stones

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


Price: $12.95    




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Antoine Beuger, Burkhard Schlothauer, Chico Mello, Jurg Frey, Kunsu Shim, Michael Pisaro, and Thomas Stiegler participate in this realization of Christian Wolff's compositions to make sounds or draw sounds out of stones, alone or with other surfaces, acoustically or amplified.

Beuger, Antoine : Silent Harmonies In Discrete Continuity
Beuger, Antoine :
Silent Harmonies In Discrete Continuity

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


Price: $12.95    




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Antoine Beuger's minimalist work for American painter Marcia Hafif, known for her monochrome paintings, in 24 tonal works each 3 minutes long using stationary waves of eight frequencies from a different octave and punctuated by silence.

Pateras, Anthony / Erkki Veltheim: Entertainment = Control
Pateras, Anthony / Erkki Veltheim:
Entertainment = Control

(Immediata -- Australia )


Price: $15.95    




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Acoustic hallucinations for violin and piano from the duo of violinist Erkki Veltheim and pianist Anthony Pateras, exploring spectral techniques throughout extended temporal structures to generate unrelenting harmonic waves that create a singular psycho-harmonic texture.

Smith Quartet with John Tilbury: Morton Feldman: Music for Piano and Strings Volume 3 [DVD-AUDIO]
Smith Quartet with John Tilbury:
Morton Feldman: Music for Piano and Strings Volume 3 [DVD-AUDIO]

(Matchless -- Great Britain )


Price: $28.95    




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Recorded live at the Huddersfield Festival of Contemporary Music in 2006, this is the 3rd and final volume of works by Morton Feldman performed by the Smith Quartet with John Tilbury on piano, recorded in high quality DVD audio and with extensive liner notes by Tilbury.

Burr, Anthony / Anthony Pateras: The Long Exhale
Burr, Anthony / Anthony Pateras:
The Long Exhale

(Immediata -- Australia )


Price: $15.95    




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Beautifully slow drifting compositions for clarinet, ARP 2600, piano and prepared piano from the duo of Anthony Burr and Anthony Pateras, drawing on Cage and Feldman in these expansive and tranquil works that create beautiful and quietly exotic sound environments.

Merce, Sergio: Be Nothing
Merce, Sergio:
Be Nothing

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


Price: $12.95    




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A beautifully ambient album of analogue synthesiser, microtonal saxophone and electronics by Argentinian saxophonist Sergio Merce, a single long track that pauses and resumes its rich tones and harmonies at a deliberate and measured pace, allowing each environment to ring.

Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap: Heads Or Tails [2 CDs]
Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap:
Heads Or Tails [2 CDs]

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $23.95    




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A masterful fountain of melodic ideas, intriguing rhythms, and exceptional technical skill from the duo of Hamid Drake on drums and frame drum, and Sylvain Kassap on clarinets and chalumeau, recording live at the France Musique at Studio Theatre dŐAlfortville and in the studio.

Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver): An Air of Unreality [VINYL]
Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver):
An Air of Unreality [VINYL]

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $19.95    




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A live performance at Judson Church in Manhattan as part of the 20th Vision Festival from the NY/France free improvising trio of Joelle Leandre on double bass, Mat Maneri on viola, and Gerald Cleaver on drums and percussion, two tracks of steadily building, incredibly compatible dialog.

Houben, Eva-Maria : Livres D'heures - Books Of Hours [2 CDs]
Houben, Eva-Maria :
Livres D'heures - Books Of Hours [2 CDs]

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


Price: $12.95    




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Developed from the 13th & 14th century concept of a "book of hours", a prayer book for laymen, and particularly the book of the Duke of Berry (1340-1416) which describes relationships between people; performed by Andreas Feilen, Eva-Maria Houben, and Erik Carlson.

Gauguet, Bertrand: Shiro
Gauguet, Bertrand:
Shiro

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )


Price: $13.95    




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French alto saxophonist Bertrand Gauguet uses acoustic techniques and microtonal approaches to the reed instrument, presenting 4 tracks of acoustic-only playing, and 4 with amplifiers and guitar feedback, creating cogitative sonic environments of remarkable patience and pure and intersection tonal and timbral harmonics; remarkable work.

Clinamen Trio   (Marion / Di Donato / Berger): Decline
Clinamen Trio (Marion / Di Donato / Berger):
Decline

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Roman philosopher Titus Lucretius Carus named "Clinamen" the unpredictable (in time and space) swerve of atoms falling in the void, which aptly describes the unexpected directions taken in subtle free improvisation from this French trio, led by bassist Louis-Michel Marion, with Jacques Di Donato on clarinet, and Philippe Berger on viola.

Wisseltangcamatta, The: Movements
Wisseltangcamatta, The:
Movements

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Live recordings at LOFT in Cologne, Germany from the trio of George Wissel on prepared saxophone, Achim Tang on doublebass, and Simon Camatta on drums & percussion, performing seven "Movements" that use prodigious technique with reserve and direction, revealing the structure of their work as the pieces build and recede in fascinating ways.

Pisaro, Michael: Closed Categories in Cartesian Worlds
Pisaro, Michael:
Closed Categories in Cartesian Worlds

(Gravity Wave -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Michael Pisaro & Greg Stuart collaborate on a work scored for bowed crotales and sine tones in 4 large pieces, a challenging work that provide hallucinatory overtones that shift with the listener's perspective.

Akama, Ryoko : Places And Pages [2 CDs]
Akama, Ryoko :
Places And Pages [2 CDs]

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $16.80    




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Composer Ryoko Akama releases a 2 disc set of 23 scores in the crossroads of minimalism and sound compositions, quiet and loud, performed in a sextet with the composer herself plus Christian Muller, Cristian Alvear, Cyril Bondi, Stefan Thut, and d'incise, each section like a page in a notebook related to place, space, time or location.

Bondi, Cyril  : Euhesma, 2017
Bondi, Cyril :
Euhesma, 2017

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


Price: $12.95    




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Swiss composer and percussionist Cyril Bondi, recording with d'incise, renders his piece "euhesma" (a genus within the bee family in Australia), a work performed on indian harmonium, melodica, harmonica, pitch pipes, and electric organ that slowly introduces and overlaps tones, varying the pitch, harmony, and amplitude to create rich aural environments.

Pisaro, Michael / Toshiya Tsunoda: Crosshatches [2 CDs]
Pisaro, Michael / Toshiya Tsunoda:
Crosshatches [2 CDs]

(erstwhile -- USA )


Price: $22.95    




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Composer Michael Pisaro teams up with Toshiya Tsunoda for an 85 minute work in 8 sections developed over 14 months, a profound saga of subtle lowercase interactions using electronics and field recordings.

Pisaro, Michael / Reinier van Houdt: Shades of Eternal Night
Pisaro, Michael / Reinier van Houdt:
Shades of Eternal Night

(Gravity Wave -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Largely derived from piano recordings by Netherlands pianist Reinier van Houdt, a member of both the Ensemble MAE and the Ives Ensemble and heard on the Wandelweiser label, expanded by several field recordings recorded by Michael Pisaro in Syros (Greece), creating a work in three pieces of rich environments that contrast peaceful passages with powerful ambiance.

Ullmann, Jakob: Muntzers Stern, Solo II [2 CDs]
Ullmann, Jakob:
Muntzers Stern, Solo II [2 CDs]

(Edition Rz -- Germany )


Price: $29.95    




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Between 2014-16 Jakob Ullmann composed the orchestral work "steine, feuer, sterne" (stones, fire, stars) based on a modular structure, such that individual sections can be played outside of a complete performance, solo or in predetermined combinations; this album presents one section for solo bassoon titled "Muntzers stern" performed by Dafne Vicente-Sandoval.

Block, Oliva: 132 Ranks
Block, Oliva:
132 Ranks

(Room40 -- Australia )


Price: $19.95    




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Commissioned for the Chicago performing space LAMPO and The Renaissance Society, Olivia Block composed this large work of drone and sound from 2016-2017, premiered on the massive Skinner Organ at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel in a free concert that included a sound installation of 6 speakers placed through the chapel playing white noise, sine tones, and prerecorded organ sounds.

Fages, Ferran : Detuning Series For Guitar
Fages, Ferran :
Detuning Series For Guitar

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


Price: $12.95    




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The 2nd part of a trilogy for guitar and sinetones composed between 2015-18, alongside "What Might Occur (Rereadings of Triadic Memories by Morton Feldman for guitar and sinewaves)" (2015-17) and "Un Lloc Entre Dos Records" (2017); this work, originally written in 2016, and revised in 2018, is heard in a recording at GMEA, France, with guitarist Benjamin Maumus.

Johnson, Tom : Spaces . An Hour For Piano
Johnson, Tom :
Spaces . An Hour For Piano

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


Price: $12.95    




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Two works for solo piano from composer Tom Johnson and performed by Keiko Shichijo; "Spaces" was written after his teacher, Morton Feldman, helped Johnson elucidate his voice as a composer through a study of chords; "An Hour for Piano" was written in 1971 based on a series of short, improvisatory sketches written for modern dance, merged and expanded to exactly one hour.

Niblock, Phill: T H I R  [DVD]
Niblock, Phill:
T H I R [DVD]

(Von -- Italy )


Price: $14.95    




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Named for "Ten Hundred Inch Radii", a performance of film and music from the series "Environments" by composer and filmaker Phill Niblocks, shot in upstate New York in 1972 and released now for the first time on DVD, a mesmerizing and hypnotic film with two soundtracks: the original 1972 from analog tape, and a 2008 edition from the Nelly Boyd Ensemble updated in 2015

McCowen, John: Mundanas I - V
McCowen, John:
Mundanas I - V

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


Price: $12.95    




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Two clarinetists--John McCowen, also the composer, and Madison Greenstone, both on clarinet & bass clarinet--taking the title from Boethius' (427-524 AD) printed work on ancient Greek music: "De institutione musica", as they generate long-form drones using the harmonic interactions and interference patterns of similar tones, overtones, and difference tones; impressively intense.

Guionnet, Jean-Luc / Thomas Bonvalet  : Loges De Souffle
Guionnet, Jean-Luc / Thomas Bonvalet :
Loges De Souffle

(BeCoq -- France )


Price: $12.95    




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Thomas Bonvalet takes the banjo into unusual territory with Jean-Luc Guionnet performing on the organ at the protestant temple of Bergerac, France, in a beautifully terrifying album recorded during the MONC cultural arts centre's festival of avant-garde culture in 2010.

Weeks, James: Windfell
Weeks, James:
Windfell

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $11.50    




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Violinist Mira Benjamin requested British composer James Weeks write a long-duration piece for her, Weeks evoking the image of a violin alone in a remote hill played only by the wind, using an evolving palette of timbral and harmonic material resolving with long sequences of Just Intonation three-part chords, Benjamin also whistling and singing softly.

Beuger, Antoine and colectivo maDam: .. Of Being Numerous
Beuger, Antoine and colectivo maDam:
.. Of Being Numerous

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )


Price: $12.95    




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Antoine Beuger's piece merges compositional and improvised approaches, drawing on the text "the memories of RN", as he performs on flute, voice and objects with the electroacoustic improvising ensemble Colectivo maDam, merging long instrumental phrases with words, syllables or letters, using space and detachment to create numerous possibilities to resonate.

Schlothauer, Burkhard : Harmonies And Structures
Schlothauer, Burkhard :
Harmonies And Structures

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )


Price: $12.95    




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When the Zeitkratzer Ensemble was asked to perform a late ensemble work by John Cage, director Reinhold Friedl turned to composer Burkhard Schlothauer, who reworked one of Cage's Number Pieces to create this rich piece using Cage's methods; plus a composition for the dance piece "Bewegte Bauhausbilder"; and an octet commissioned for the Klangzeit-Festival Time Is On My Side.

Houben, Eva-Maria : Ensemble Works [2 CDS]
Houben, Eva-Maria :
Ensemble Works [2 CDS]

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )


Price: $13.95    




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Three detailed and fragile compositions from German minimalist composer Eva-Maria Houben reveal themselves over two CDs, performed by the Boston-based experimental music ensemble, Ensemble Ordinary Affects, with Houben herself on organ recording at Memorial Chapel, in Wesleyan University, CT: three movements from "echo fantasy"; "gesang XI"; and "unter anderen".

Moller, Andre O. : A Labour Of Love
Moller, Andre O. :
A Labour Of Love

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )


Price: $12.95    




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Two works from German composer Andre O. Moller: 9 Dances for Natalie Bohrer, a visual artist and painter, in a work deriving pitches and durations from a transformation of numbers, using Christoph Schiller's album "spinet" as sources; and "ungerarde" exploring pitch relations from a recording of radio static with durations in a proportional canon structure.

Hannesson, Mark (Denis Sorokin): Music For Guitar [2 CDS]
Hannesson, Mark (Denis Sorokin):
Music For Guitar [2 CDS]

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )


Price: $13.95    




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Three compositions for solo guitar from Canadian composer Mark Hannesson performed in Saint-Petersburg by Russian guitarist Denis Sorokin and recorded by saxophonist and sound artist Ilia Belorukov; "Each Thing" and "If I Appear Comfortable" using space and a subtle development in extended works; "Triste" using progressions of distorted tones and decay.

Dalibert, Melaine : Cheminant
Dalibert, Melaine :
Cheminant

(elsewhere -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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A diverse set of compositions from and performed by French composer Melaine Dalibert in his third solo piano album, presenting active rhythmic to introspective work, exploring harmonics and chord evolution; artwork by David Sylvian, and one piece composed for Sylvian, alongside pieces for elsewhere label leader Yuko Zama, Peter Garland and pianist Reinier van Houdt.

Alvear, Cristian / Tim Olive: Telquan
Alvear, Cristian / Tim Olive:
Telquan

(845 Audio -- Japan )


Price: $9.95    




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Minimalist Chilean guitarist Cristian Alvear and Tim Olive first played together in October 2016, doing three concerts in Japan, Alvear returning to Japan in October of 2017 for additional performances in Kyoto and Osaka, then spending a day recording in Kobe; this single improvised piece he result of that day, heard as it was recorded, with a few structural edits.

Kalman, Egil / Fredrik Rasten: Weaving a Fabric of Winds
Kalman, Egil / Fredrik Rasten:
Weaving a Fabric of Winds

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )


Price: $12.95    




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Swedish bass player Egil Kalman, here on modular syntheizer, joins Norwegian guitarist Fredrik Rasten for a lovely album of drifting electronics and beautifully entwining acoustic guitar, unhurriedly developing environments of warm, slowly evolving chord structures that show influences from players like Catherine Lamb or the Wandelweiser collective.

Encomiast: Winter's End <i>[Used Item]</i>
Encomiast:
Winter's End [Used Item]

(Lens Records -- USA )


Price: $13.00    




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

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )


Price: $12.95    




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

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

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )


Price: $12.95    




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

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

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )


Price: $12.95    




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

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

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )


Price: $12.95    




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

Falzone, J.P.A. / Morgan Evans-Weiler: Chordioid [2 CDs]
Falzone, J.P.A. / Morgan Evans-Weiler:
Chordioid [2 CDs]

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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2 CDs of works for violin, piano & vibraphone, composed and performed by two young American composers and members of the ensemble Ordinary Affects, who have recorded music by the Jurg Frey, Magnus Granberg, Michael Pisaro, Eva Maria Houben, &c.; the 1st disc presents the Feldman-esque work of JPA Falzone, while the 2nd contains an exquisite new work by Morgan Evans-Weiler.

Dorf, The / Phill Niblock: Baobab / Echoes [2 CDs]
Dorf, The / Phill Niblock:
Baobab / Echoes [2 CDs]

(XI Records -- Germany )


Price: $25.95    




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Phill Niblock's "Baobob", a rich drone work on a massive scale, is realized by the German sound collective The Dorf (German for The Village) augmented as a 35-member orchestra, released in a 2-CD set alongside "Echoes", a compositions from Jan Klare in three parts recorded the same evening with the same large edition of The Dorf ensemble.

d'Angiolini, Giuliano: Antifona
d'Angiolini, Giuliano:
Antifona

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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Another Timbre's second CD of chamber works by the Paris-based Italian composer Giuliano d'Angiolini: Four pieces - ensemble works performed by Apartment House and the Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, a duo for flute and piano, and a piece for solo piano played by the composer, all performed at the 2018 Angelica festival in Bologna Italy.

Bondi, Cyril / Pierre-Yves Martel / Christoph Schiller: Hyazo
Bondi, Cyril / Pierre-Yves Martel / Christoph Schiller:
Hyazo

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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A beautiful, melancholic soundworld created by three musicians who have a rare rapport--Cyril Bondi on Indian harmonium, Pierre on Yves Martel on viola da Gamba, and Christoph Schiller on spinet--following their previous CDs tse and awire by moving on to new territory in 3 compositions allowing for freedom from each musician, two from Schiller and one from Bondi.

Niblock, Phill: Music for Organ
Niblock, Phill:
Music for Organ

(Matiere Memoire -- Belgium )


Price: $15.95    




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Two massive drone works for organ and pre-recorded tracks commissioned by Musica Festival Strasbourg for organist Hampus Lindwall, with tapes by Emanuel Schmelzer-Ziringer, each piece titled anagrammatically (ie. Nagro = Organ) and recorded with the composer at the Manufacture d'orgues Thomas and Orgelbau Klais organ in the Collegiale Sainte-Waudru, in Mons, Belgium.

Toral, Rafael: Constellation In Still Time
Toral, Rafael:
Constellation In Still Time

(Room40 -- Australia )


Price: $18.95    




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A long-form ambient composition from Portuguese composer and electroacoustic performer Rafael Toral, combining piano (Joana Gama), harp (Angelica V. Salve), vibraphone (Luis Bittencourt), clavinet (Joana Baulho), Rhodes (Riccardo Dillon), and sinewaves (Rafael Toral) a generative piece that avoids repetition while creating a floating and vast sense of reverberant space.

Stiebler, Ernstalbrecht: Fur Biliana
Stiebler, Ernstalbrecht:
Fur Biliana

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Four chamber pieces for strings, covering 5 decades of work by veteran German composer Ernstalbrecht Stiebler--each with his representative focus on concentration and quiet intensity--recorded in Bulgaria and performed by violinist Biliana Voutchkova, to whom two of the pieces are dedicated, with Michael Rauter (cello) and Nurit Stark (viola).

Alva Noto: Xerrox Vol. 4
Alva Noto:
Xerrox Vol. 4

(Noton -- Germany )


Price: $16.95    




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The 4th of 5 Xerox releases from electronic and sound composer Carsten Nicolai, based on the concept of digital replication of source material, Nicolai replicates his recordings and utilizes their changes, in Volume 4 creating melodic ambient works, warm tones that are colored and affected by subtle texture, creating a beautiful set of 14 cinematic expressions.

Feldman, Morton: Piano And String Quartet
Feldman, Morton:
Piano And String Quartet

(Bridge Records -- USA )


Price: $15.95    




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Composed two years before his death, Feldman's "Piano and String Quartet" is a wonderfully impressionistic piece that moves slowly, rendered beautifully by Vicki Ray and the Eclipse Quartet.

Feldman, Morton (Judith Wegmann): Triadic Memories [2 CDs]
Feldman, Morton (Judith Wegmann):
Triadic Memories [2 CDs]

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


Price: $19.95    




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The second of four connected solo piano works by Morton Feldman, Triadic Memories is about that reality, the acoustic space created by the piano's strings and soundboard, as Feldman attempted to expand the temporal frame of his music, heard here in Judith Wegmann's 2019 recording, where thThe second of four connected solo piano works by Morton Feldman, Triadic Memories is about the acoustic space created by the piano's strings and soundboard, as Feldman worked to expand the temporal frame of his music, heard her in Judith Wegmann's 2019 studio recording where that space is revealed by a magnificent Bosendorfer 280VC piano.at space is revealed by a magnificent Bosendorfer 280VC piano.

Lafkas, Andrew: Two Paths with Active Shadows Under Three Moons and Surveillance
Lafkas, Andrew:
Two Paths with Active Shadows Under Three Moons and Surveillance

(Sacred Realism -- Germany )


Price: $13.95    




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Composer Andrew Lafkas' large ensemble piece with performers including C. Spencer Yah, Ron Stabinsky, Barry Weisblat, Sean Meehan, Ben Owen, &c. is a meditative work intended for live performance, this album the 2nd of 3 performances, a brooding and resonant rendering of rich and subtle detail that evolves over 70 minutes, carrying its listeners in a profound revery.

Lamb, Catherine / Harmonic Space Orchestra: Prisma Interius VII 7 VIII
Lamb, Catherine / Harmonic Space Orchestra:
Prisma Interius VII 7 VIII

(Sacred Realism -- Germany )


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Two hauntingly beautiful works in microtonal composer and violist Catherine Lamb's "Prisma Interius" series, the first a duo with violinist Johnny Change and Xavier Lopez on the "secondary rainbow synthesizer", which channels the sound outside of the performance space as a generator of ambient sound; then a sextet of strings and winds with two secondary rainbow synthesizers.

Krutogolov, Igor: White <i>[Used Item]</i>
Krutogolov, Igor:
White [Used Item]

(Auris Media / Topheth Prophet -- Israel )


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Beuger, Antoine / Apartment House: Jankelevitch Sextets
Beuger, Antoine / Apartment House:
Jankelevitch Sextets

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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The 4th album on Another Timbre from a series of pieces by composer Antoine Beuger, each acknowledging a cultural or intellectual figure, here titled for philosopher, musicologist, educator and one-time member of the French Resistance, Vladimir Jankélévitch, represented by Beuger in a large dramatic work performed by the Apartment House sextet.

O'Rourke, Jim / Apartment House: Best That You Do This For Me
O'Rourke, Jim / Apartment House:
Best That You Do This For Me

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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The UK ensemble Apartment House commissioned this work from composer & experimenter Jim O'Rourke based on their performance of other O'Rourke works, here interpreting a new graphic score designed like a sonic mobile, creating a minimal yet episodic piece of flexible interpretation as the performers whistle, hum and quietly sing in combination with bowed harmonics.

Guedon, Yannick: L'insistance Des Possibles
Guedon, Yannick:
L'insistance Des Possibles

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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French voice artist and composer Yannick GuŽdon living in Brussels composed this extended work, the title translating to "insistence on possibilities", realized with cellist Deborah Walker and violist Cyprien Busolini, Guédon merging extended utterance into long string drones, contrasted with silence, as the piece moves through very specific placement.

Nordheim / Schmidt / Weinheimer: Das Gekochte
Nordheim / Schmidt / Weinheimer:
Das Gekochte

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Sharing compositional credits with the title translating to "the cooked", the trio of Andreas Nordheim on cornet, Ole Schmidt on clarinets, and Chris Weinheimer on flutes, with pianist Jan Gerdes guesting on one piece, present 16 recordings of minimalist harmonic and tonal development, mysterious and haunting works are taxonomically named by their location.

Wong, Eric: Cognitive Dissonance
Wong, Eric:
Cognitive Dissonance

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Guitarist, computer musician, and improviser Eric Wong (D.N.A.N.D.N.A. with Simon Rose) focuses on sound textures and perception of sound, in three works composed using Ableton Live that explore concepts of psychoacoustic sound through dissonance, harmonic interference and hallucinatory sound, slowly developing works of rich sonic characteristic.

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 )


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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.

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

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )


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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".

Bober, Max: Somos
Bober, Max:
Somos

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )


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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.

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

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )


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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.

Lopez, Francisco: Untitled (2019) [CD + DOWNLOAD]
Lopez, Francisco:
Untitled (2019) [CD + DOWNLOAD]

(esc.rec. -- Netherlands )


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Prolific sound artist Francisco López, with more than 378 diverse works composed over 40 years, from nearly silent to overwhelming swells of sonic force, here in a set of eight pieces composed from different source materials, pieces and origins, using field recordings, synthetics and sources of mysterious origin, paced and placed in profound and breathtaking ways.

Comes & Simonis: Regering [CD + DOWNLOAD]
Comes & Simonis:
Regering [CD + DOWNLOAD]

(esc.rec. -- Netherlands )


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"Regering" signifies "Government", the title and track names derived from the works of B. Traven, in the first meeting between sound artist and composer Matrijn Comes and guitarist Lukas Simonis (AA Kismet, Coolhaven), in a dark album of subtle innuendo and detail, running the spectrum from nightmarish environments to hopeful glimmers; an impressive collaboration.

Feldman, Barbara Monk : Verses
Feldman, Barbara Monk :
Verses

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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Known for her chamber and piano works, Canadian composer and widow of Morton Feldman presents five beautiful chamber works performed by the trio of George Barton on percussion, Siwan Rhys on piano and Mira Benjamin on violin, introspective and contemplative pieces of rich color & reflection that reveal the gravity between sound and silence.

Smith, Linda Catlin / Apartment House: Ballad
Smith, Linda Catlin / Apartment House:
Ballad

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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Two works from Canadian composer Linda Catlin Smith and performed by cellist Anton Lukoszevieze and pianist Kerry Yong: "Through the Low Hills" a piece for constrained variations like an object viewed from different angles as it is turned over; and "Ballad" a major work intended for performance that unfolds slowly, allowing for delicate melodic interaction.

Forsberg, Marta: TKAC [VINYL]
Forsberg, Marta:
TKAC [VINYL]

(thanatosis produktion -- Greece )


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Tkać means to weave, as Swedish electroacoustic sound artist Marta Forsberg interwines drones, first through a work of sound and light using frozen and processed violin sounds that slowly shift in minimal repetition; then in a synthetic work exploring darkness, light and colour by means of LED light, fabric, sequins, and minimalistic drone-based electronic music.

Branciforte, Joseph / Theo Bleckmann : LP1 [VINYL]
Branciforte, Joseph / Theo Bleckmann :
LP1 [VINYL]

(Greyfade -- USA )


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Like a blanket of twilight sound and insidiously fragile detail, the results of two days of uninterrupted sonic exploration between New York multi-instrumentalist, composer, sound artist & recording engineer Joseph Branciforte and German vocal innovator & electronic artist Theo Bleckmann are heard in four compositions from their collaboration: gorgeous, lulling and edgy.

Niblock, Phill: NuDaf
Niblock, Phill:
NuDaf

(XI Records -- USA )


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An extended electroacoustic composition from composer Phil Niblock based on recordings captured at Marcus Schmickler's Piethopraxis studio in Koln of bassoonist Dafne Vicente-Sandoval, layering her playing and using multiphonics to create beautifully rich textures that slowly evolve, shifting in hypnotic ways as the pieces arches and descends through harmonic interaction.

Heasley, Tom: Where the Earth Meets the Sky
Heasley, Tom:
Where the Earth Meets the Sky

(Hypnos -- USA )


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

(Nueni -- Spain )


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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.

Padang Food Tigers (Stephen Lewis / Spencer Grady): God's Plenty
Padang Food Tigers (Stephen Lewis / Spencer Grady):
God's Plenty

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )


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Blurring abstract electronics with folk improvisation in gently evolving music with an experimental edge, the London Panang Food Tigers duo of Stephen Lewis and Spencer Grady use keyboards, guitars, dobro, charango, field recordings and electronic sources to create contemplative atmospheres, a sort of ambient-folk music drawing out forgotten daydreams and moods; beautiful.

 

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