The Squid's Ear Magazine
Ambient & Drone Music


 
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] [Used Item]

(elsewhere -- USA )


Price: $14.00    




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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).

Frey, Jurg / Keiko Shichijo: Les Signes Passagers <i>[Used Item]</i>
Frey, Jurg / Keiko Shichijo:
Les Signes Passagers [Used Item]

(elsewhere -- USA )


Price: $9.00    




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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.

Cammisa, Edoardo: io_u,E <i>[Used Item]</i>
Cammisa, Edoardo:
io_u,E [Used Item]

(Sublime Retreat -- Poland )


Price: $6.00    




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Understated and enigmatic, the work of Northern Italian sound artist Edoardo Cammisa, aka Banished Pills, presents a very short work on decay, and then two expanded sound works composed from synthesisers, spring reverb, microphones, field recordings, no-input mixing, organ & sampler; the environments are murky but with movement, and engaging in their dark evening ambiance.

Houben, Eva-Maria (Kei Kondo / Takahiro Kuroda): His Master's Voice / Aus Den Fliegenden Blattern Ei
Houben, Eva-Maria (Kei Kondo / Takahiro Kuroda):
His Master's Voice / Aus Den Fliegenden Blattern Eines Fahrenden Waldhornisten / Lose Verbunden

(Ftarri Clasical -- Japan )


Price: $10.20    




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One of two albums capturing a May 15th, 2023 concert in Tokyo by composer Takahiro Kuroda at the Ftarri performance space, titled "Square of Thoughts Vol. 2: Eva-Maria Houben and Horn + x", this album presenting two Houben works for solo horn performed by virtuoso horn player Kei Kondo, and one solo piano piece performed by Kuroda on upright piano.

Rahma Quartet (Rasha Ragab / Christoph Nicolaus / Werner Dafeldecker / Lucio Capece) : "Mercy Is Cal
Rahma Quartet (Rasha Ragab / Christoph Nicolaus / Werner Dafeldecker / Lucio Capece) :
"Mercy Is Called Down By Mercy To The Last" Live

(Meenna -- Japan )


Price: $8.00    




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A multinational quartet based in Germany led by Egyptian artist Rasha Ragab who chose and recites the texts — poems from Persian mystic al-Hallaj (858-922 AD) — in this extended piece of sound-oriented instrumental compostions from Lucio Capece, who also performs on bass clarinet, in a quartet with Werner Dafeldecker on double bass and Christoph Niolaus on stone harp.

Banabila, Michel / Stijn Huwels / Cok Van Vuuren : One Moment In Time [CASSETTE]
Banabila, Michel / Stijn Huwels / Cok Van Vuuren :
One Moment In Time [CASSETTE]

(Tapu Records -- Netherlands )


Price: $8.95    




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Extending their initial collaboration "One Moment in Time", released during the pandemic and picked up by Apple Music's Pure Meditation playlist, the trio of Stijn Huwels on electric guitar & pedals, Cok van Vuuren on dobro & mando guitars, and Michel Banabila on keys, sampler, voice & granular fx, extend their catalog with "Across the Sky", a beautifully warm work of layered drones.

Paccione, Paul: Distant Musics
Paccione, Paul:
Distant Musics

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $9.60    




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Influenced by the New York School of composers (Cage, Feldman, &c.), composer Paul Paccione revisits and revises five of his compositions written 40 years prior, performed by a 10-piece configuration of London's Apartment House; beautifully contemplative pieces linked together through common threads, the momentum of individual moments absorbed by the presence of the larger work.

Boon, Dante (Beuger / Boon / Elina / Holtkamp / Schuppe / Van der Ster): Duos
Boon, Dante (Beuger / Boon / Elina / Holtkamp / Schuppe / Van der Ster):
Duos

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


Price: $12.95    




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A collection of works from pianist & composer Dante Boon in diverse duos and virtual duo compositions that reflect on John Cage's "inner clock" concept from "Two2", each of Boon's compositions directing the players through systems of notation and counting unique to each player, varying the rules of how the two players eventually synchronize their performances.

Pilchen, Danya : Two Songs. Anne, Germaine, Koen, Seamus, Danya
Pilchen, Danya :
Two Songs. Anne, Germaine, Koen, Seamus, Danya

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


Price: $12.95    




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Two "songs" from a series of works by Netherlands composer and pianist Danya Pilchen, exploring the possibilities of making and experiencing time through attentive listening, these works focused on creating a dialogue between two measures of time, performed with Anne La Berge on flute, Germaine Sijstermans on clarinet, Seamus Cater on harmonica and Koen Nutters on double bass.

Donofrio, Anthony: These Calm Words
Donofrio, Anthony:
These Calm Words

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


Price: $12.95    




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An exquisite recording of composer Anthony Donofrio 1972 work for solo vibraphone captured at the University of Nebraska where Donofrio teaches and directs their new music ensemble, this extended work for solo vibraphone performed by Donofrio himself, living up to its title in a delicate advancement from clear playing to unusual vibraphone timbres and technique.

Profos, Felix / Peter Conradin Zumthor: Grund
Profos, Felix / Peter Conradin Zumthor:
Grund

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


Price: $12.95    




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Since 2021 Swiss composer Felix Profos and drummer Peter Conradin Zumthor have performed as the duo Grund, Profos performing on harmonium and on the 1973 Italian organ Bontempi Pop3, Zumthor on bass drum, gong, bells & snare, their extended work on this self-titled album a tranquil and meditative work of slow transitions with moments of terse activity, receding with grace and serenity.

Durrant, Phil / Daniel Thompson: Live / Studio <i>[Used Item]</i>
Durrant, Phil / Daniel Thompson:
Live / Studio [Used Item]

(Bead -- UK )


Price: $10.00    




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The improvising string duo of stalwart London improvisers, Daniel Thompson on acoustic guitar and Phil Durrant on the octave mandola, are heard in two settings of texturally rich, intricate interactions, first at Cafe OTO in 2022 for an extended improvisation, then at Cable Street Studios two months later for six succint, impressively diverse dialogs.

Lokkegaard, Niels Lyhne / Quatuor Bozzini: Colliding Bubbles
Lokkegaard, Niels Lyhne / Quatuor Bozzini:
Colliding Bubbles

(Important Records -- USA )


Price: $12.00    




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Copenhagen composer Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard's long form work refers to units of compositional structure in systems of instruments, each a "bubble" that interacts and collides creating fluctuations, ruptures and tension release in an hypnotic sonic tapestry, performed by Montreal's Quatuor Bozzini on violins, viola, cellos and harmonica; mesmerizing.

Quatuor Bozzini: Jurg Frey: String Quartet No. 4
Quatuor Bozzini:
Jurg Frey: String Quartet No. 4

(Collection QB -- Canada )


Price: $9.60    




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The third string quartet that Swiss composer Jürg Frey has written for the Montreal string quartet Quatuor Bozzini of Alissa Cheung on violin, Clemens Merkel on violin, Stephanie Bozzini on viola and Isabelle Bozzini on cello, a beautiful work in five movements of illusory motion, slowly evolving through furtive and seemingly feigned momentum.

Guionnet / La Casa / Samartzis / Warburton: Parking (Collection Paris)
Guionnet / La Casa / Samartzis / Warburton:
Parking (Collection Paris)

(Swarming -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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Two improvisations by saxophonist Jean-Luc Guionnet & violinist Dan Warburton recorded in Paris & Melbourne parking garages 14 years apart, registering the behavior and characteristics of environmental and instrumental sound within these unique spaces, edited by Eric La Casa and Philip Samartzis as a 4-channel master by synchronizing two sets of independent stereo recordings.

Lamb, Catherine: Parallaxis Forma
Lamb, Catherine:
Parallaxis Forma

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $9.60    




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Two works for voice and chamber orchestra performed by the UK Explore Ensemble under the direction of Nicholas Moroz, and a multi-tracked vocal work by Lotte Betts-Dean, rich and understated works of rich harmonics and atmospheric overtones composed by Catherine Lamb, placing phonetic vocals in space and ambiance, eschewing words for tone, texture and motion; mesmerizing.

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

(elsewhere -- USA )


Price: $9.60    




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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.

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: $15.60    




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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).

O'Malley, Stephen / Anthony Pateras: Sept Duos Pour Guitare Acoustique & Piano Prepare [VINYL 2 LPS]
O'Malley, Stephen / Anthony Pateras:
Sept Duos Pour Guitare Acoustique & Piano Prepare [VINYL 2 LPS]

(SHELTER PRESS -- France )


Price: $36.45    




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A gorgeous album of acoustic improvisation from Anthony Pateras performing on a prepared piano and Stephen O'Malley on steel string acoustic guitar, recorded live with no overdubs during O'Malley's residency at La Becque on Lake Geneva in the summer of 2021, slowly interacting through resonant harmonics and percussive tones that glide and fill the air with contemplative sound.

Comte, Richard / Sebastien Lespinasse: Traverser Noir <i>[Used Item]</i>
Comte, Richard / Sebastien Lespinasse:
Traverser Noir [Used Item]

(nunc. -- France )


Price: $10.00    




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Translating to "Cross Black", French guitarist Richard Comte provides a set of four diverse soundtracks, from deep turbulent darkness and sonic decay to crisply ringing guitar resonance, over which sound poet Sébastien Lespinasse intones with solemn import his dark words of imagery and observation.

Feldman, Morton: Neither <i>[Used Item]</i>
Feldman, Morton:
Neither [Used Item]

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )


Price: $13.00    




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Shepard, Craig: Broken Silence <i>[Used Item]</i>
Shepard, Craig:
Broken Silence [Used Item]

(Music For Contemplation, Inc. -- Austria )


Price: $9.00    




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The music to composer Craig Shepards performance work that presents listeners with text drawn from court testimony in the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church, here concentrating on the quiet long tones generated by wind instruments and ebow strings, where pure tones pass between the musicians to build a pulsating chord that then drops away tone by tone.

Beuger, Antoine / Anastassis Philippakopoulos: Floating By <i>[Used Item]</i>
Beuger, Antoine / Anastassis Philippakopoulos:
Floating By [Used Item]

(erstwhile -- USA )


Price: $11.00    




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Wandelweiser founder and composer Antoine Beuguer and French composer Anastassis Philippakopoulos in a work for voice (Philippakopoulos) and breath (Beuguer), employing spaces of silence against utterance and sibilant expression, a patiently developing work that floats by in deceptively simple ways, captivating through each articulation that seems perfectly placed.

Cooper, Jack (feat. Alexander Hawkins & members of Apartment House: Arrival [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Cooper, Jack (feat. Alexander Hawkins & members of Apartment House:
Arrival [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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A delicate work of experimental chamber music from UK composer Jack Oliver Cooper (Modern Nature) performed by pianist Alexander Hawkins, cellist Anton Lukoszevieze and clarinetist Heather Roche, Arrival is delineated into twelve dovetailed parts that explore minimalism, patience and restraint; thoughtful music that rewards in close contemplation.

Cammisa, Edoardo: io_u,E
Cammisa, Edoardo:
io_u,E

(Sublime Retreat -- Poland )


Price: $10.95    




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Understated and enigmatic, the work of Northern Italian sound artist Edoardo Cammisa, aka Banished Pills, presents a very short work on decay, and then two expanded sound works composed from synthesisers, spring reverb, microphones, field recordings, no-input mixing, organ & sampler; the environments are murky but with movement, and engaging in their dark evening ambiance.

Duplant, Bruno: Paysages Sans Age III
Duplant, Bruno:
Paysages Sans Age III

(Sublime Retreat -- Poland )


Price: $10.95    




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Two encompassing and tranquil works of sound from French composer Bruno Duplant, the album title translating to Ageless Landscapes as Duplant envisions two terrains through slow motion tones, piano and synthetics, evocatively described in an accompanying poem that conjures expansive fog, blurred trees, hawks slowly spiraling, a history in a hillside.

Sijstermans, Germaine : Betula [2 CDs]
Sijstermans, Germaine :
Betula [2 CDs]

(elsewhere -- USA )


Price: $16.00    




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The solo debut album from Dutch composer & clarinetist Germaine Sijstermans: seven recent contemplative works in a Wandelweiser vein, composed between 2017-2019 and performed with six exemplary and complementary performers: Antoine Beuger (concert flute), Rishin Singh (trombone), Johnny Chang (viola), Fredrik Rasten (guitar, ebow), and Leo Svirsky (accordion).

Frey, Jurg / Quatuor Bozzini / Konus Quartett : Continuite, Fragilite, Resonance
Frey, Jurg / Quatuor Bozzini / Konus Quartett :
Continuite, Fragilite, Resonance

(elsewhere -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Continuity, Fragility, Resonance is an extended compositions by Jürg Frey orchestrated for an octet of a string quartet and a saxophone quartet, here recorded after the 2021 premier of the work in a 2022 3-day recording session in Bern, Switzlerland in the presence of the composer at the Auditorium of Zentrum Paul Klee; gorgeous and delicate.

Sijstermans, Germaine / Koen Nutters / Reinier van Houdt : Circles, Reeds, and Memories
Sijstermans, Germaine / Koen Nutters / Reinier van Houdt :
Circles, Reeds, and Memories

(elsewhere -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Composer & clarinetist based in Heerlen, Netherlands, Germaine Sijstermans, in a collaborative work with fellow Dutch composers and performers, Reinier van Houdt performing primarily on Indian harmonium and Koen Nutters on harmona organ, both employing field recordings, tapes, objects and sine waves in this peacefully meditative 2022 concert at Savelberg Chapel.

Di Domenico, Giovanni / Silvia Tarozzi / Emmanuel Holterbach: L'Occhio Del Vedere
Di Domenico, Giovanni / Silvia Tarozzi / Emmanuel Holterbach:
L'Occhio Del Vedere

(elsewhere -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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During an artistic residency at the GMEA in Albi, France, composer & pianist Giovanni Di Domenico recorded with the trio of violinist Silvia Tarozzi and percussionist Emmannuel Holterbach performing on a large frame drum, completing the piece into this mysteriously insinuating and lovely triptych where sparse melodies emerge & submerge into a multidimensional expanse.

Beuger, Antoine / Anastassis Philippakopoulos: Floating By
Beuger, Antoine / Anastassis Philippakopoulos:
Floating By

(erstwhile -- USA )


Price: $12.00    




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Wandelweiser founder and composer Antoine Beuguer and French composer Anastassis Philippakopoulos in a work for voice (Philippakopoulos) and breath (Beuguer), employing spaces of silence against utterance and sibilant expression, a patiently developing work that floats by in deceptively simple ways, captivating through each articulation that seems perfectly placed.

Granberg, Magnus: Evening Star, Vesper Bell
Granberg, Magnus:
Evening Star, Vesper Bell

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $9.60    




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Written for and performed by the UK ensemble Apartment House, composer & performer Magnus Granberg's latest work reduces his working size from the larger Skogen ensemble to this sextet, opening new possibilities for composed structures that incorporate improvisation, in a work structured around components from Schubert's Abendbilder and So in Love by Cole Porter.

Democ, Adrian: Neha
Democ, Adrian:
Neha

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $9.60    




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Neha, the Slovakian word for tenderness, is expressed by composer Adrián Demoč in this lovely and gentle work performed by the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra; and "Popínavá hudba", written for the international symphony orchestra for new music, Ostrava New Orchestra, referencing the growth of climbing plants through an alluring melodic line that shifts and spreads in direction.

Pettersen, Ed: Vigeland
Pettersen, Ed:
Vigeland

(Split Rock Records -- USA )


Price: $9.95    




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Inspired by a trip to the Emanuel Vigeland Mausoleum in Oslo, guitarist Ed Pettersen recorded this, his first solo guitar album, as a set of ambient/electronic recordings of long sustain and unexpected angles; seven tracks recorded live in the studio in London, and one recording in the Vigeland Mausoleum itself, using the resonance and 18-second decay of that space.

Alva Noto: Kinder der Sonne
Alva Noto:
Kinder der Sonne

(Noton -- Germany )


Price: $18.95    




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Referencing Maxim Gorky's plays Children of the Sun, Alva Noto, aka Carsten Nicola, developed this music for a theater piece titled Komplitzen (Accomplices) by Simon Stone, presented in fourteen compositions of lush electronics, rich atmospheres of tones & timbre, detailed glitch and glacial rhythms that create a wonderful sense of tension and release.

Radigue, Eliane: Naldjorlak [2 CDs]
Radigue, Eliane:
Naldjorlak [2 CDs]

(Saltern -- USA )


Price: $19.95    




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A live recording in 2020 at AXART in Los Angeles of Eliane Radigue's first acoustic composition, investigating the physical properties of resonating bodies and dynamic systems, composed in 2005 in collaboration with West Coast cellist Charles Curtis, who also performed on the original 2006 recording at Rglise de Notre-Dame de Bon Secours in Paris that is included in this 2-CD set.

Eno, Brian Performed by Dedalus Ensemble : Discreet Music / Music For Airports / Tuesday Afternoon [
Eno, Brian Performed by Dedalus Ensemble :
Discreet Music / Music For Airports / Tuesday Afternoon [2 LPs]

(Sub Rosa -- Belgium )


Price: $29.95    




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The French Dedalus Ensemble render three works from the ground-breaking ambient work of Brian Eno--Discreet Music (1975), Music for Airports (1978), and Thursday Afternoon (1985)--performed as an 11-piece acoustic ensemble and remaining faithful to the introspectively intelligent intention and peaceful elegance of Eno's original electronic works.

Eno, Brian Performed by Dedalus Ensemble : Discreet Music / Music For Airports / Tuesday Afternoon [
Eno, Brian Performed by Dedalus Ensemble :
Discreet Music / Music For Airports / Tuesday Afternoon [2 CDs]

(Sub Rosa -- Belgium )


Price: $22.95    




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The French Dedalus Ensemble render three works from the ground-breaking ambient work of Brian Eno--Discreet Music (1975), Music for Airports (1978), and Thursday Afternoon (1985)--performed as an 11-piece acoustic ensemble and remaining faithful to the introspectively intelligent intention and peaceful elegance of Eno's original electronic works.

Myers, David Lee: Frontier
Myers, David Lee:
Frontier

(pulsewidth -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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A live set of electronic recordings from New York sound explorer David Lee Myers, aka Arcane Device, using modular synths under masterful control to create coherent excursions into territories both terrestrial and cosmic, each piece carefully evolving without histrionics or overt noise through warmly vivid and uniquely diverse works of sound.

Quatuor Bozzini: Eliane Radigue : Occam Delta XV
Quatuor Bozzini:
Eliane Radigue : Occam Delta XV

(Collection QB -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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Translating her concepts from the electronic realm into acoustic, composer Eliane Radigue used an oral compositional process with the Montreal string quartet Quatuor Bozzini, for whom this work is dedicated, allowing each performance a uniqueness through sustained tones, microbeats and emerging harmonies, creating a profoundly meditative and rich work.

Machinefabriek : +
Machinefabriek :
+

(Machinefabriek -- Netherlands )


Price: $10.95    




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Trying to strike a balance between composition and the challenges of being a young parent, Rutger Zuydervelt, aka Machinefabriek, created a series of short tracks that could be developed quickly with invited collaborators, a concept that worked so well that in little time he found 52 enthusiastic and diverse musicians to develop the expanse of this impressive collection.

Radigue, Eliane: 11 Dec 80 [2 CDs]
Radigue, Eliane:
11 Dec 80 [2 CDs]

(Important Records -- USA )


Price: $20.95    




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The first release of electronic composer Éliane Radigue's 1980 live session for the Bay Area's KPFA radio, performing two works: a studio performance of "Chry-ptus", Radigue's work for asynchronous recordings on a Buchla Modular System; and the world premiere of Parts I through III of "Tryptych", an hallucinogenic work of sound and texture.

Zenial: Lancelot's Delusions
Zenial:
Lancelot's Delusions

(Sublime Retreat -- Poland )


Price: $10.95    




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The music project of Polish sound explorer Lukasz Szaankiewicz is Zenial, merging minimal ambient and micro-sounds with field recordings and a sense of skewed motion, creating long-form virtual journeys through strange environments, or in rich textures of a dark night accompanied by slowly moving tones, his years of experience heard through exceptional sonic qualities.

Frey, Jurg + Apartment House: Borderland Melodies
Frey, Jurg + Apartment House:
Borderland Melodies

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $11.50    




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Three chamber works in single and multiple movements by minimalist composer Jurg Frey, exploring time & duration, form & shape and a balance of material, performed by a core quartet from the UK ensemble Apartment House, orchestrated for clarinet and bass clarinet, violin and cello, the final work adding piano, viola and percussion in a septet reworking of a 2014 composition.

Golub, Phillip: Filters [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]
Golub, Phillip:
Filters [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(Greyfade -- USA )


Price: $22.95    




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Approaching the concept of endless repetition, New York composer and pianist Phillip Golub (Tropos, Sarafand Ensemble, Cecil McBee) presents his debut solo piano album, a contemplative set of system-based looping phrases that open up to improvisational variety in live performance, here in four renderings that defy the categorization of a "loop".

Zethson, Alex: Residy
Zethson, Alex:
Residy

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


Price: $15.95    




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The Residy, or remains of a unique variation on JS Bach's Goldberg Variation no. 21, performed live by pianist Alex Zethson who maintains the structure, rhythmic movement and note order of Bach's composition, while dispersing the notes and intervals into two synths and an E-bowed grand piano to evoke these meditative and expansive interpretations.

Granberg, Magnus: Night Will Fade and Fall Apart [2 CDs]
Granberg, Magnus:
Night Will Fade and Fall Apart [2 CDs]

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


Price: $19.95    




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The 6 piece Tya Ensemble of string, piano, percussion and vibraphone performs Swedish composer Magnus Granberg's beautifully delicate and dusky work, conceived from historic and recent song structures and written so that individual parts also may be performed as solo pieces, as heard in an extended ensemble version and four solo and one duo configuration.

Busolini, Cyprien / Bertrand Gauguet: Miroir
Busolini, Cyprien / Bertrand Gauguet:
Miroir

(Akousis Records -- France )


Price: $10.10    




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An album of intensive listening through concentrated improvisation from the long-running collaboration of French improvisers, Cyprien Busolini on viola and Bertrand Gauguet on alto saxophone, both using unfaltering techniques as they metamorphose their instruments from delicate silence to forceful tones, oscillating and vacillating across two extended improvisations.

Dempsey, Craig Lee : 22:00 (CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD)
Dempsey, Craig Lee :
22:00 (CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD)

(Marthasville Fine Audio Recordings -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




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Atlanta, GA sound artist Craig Lee Dempsey (US Prisms, Ben Trickey Full Band, The Weight, Thoroughbred) issues his first fully solo album of ambient drones developed from guitar and synthesizer sources, with rich implied rhythmic pulses that slowly evolve through the six pieces on this cassette & download release, all six pieces adding up to 22 minutes of sound.

Wilson, Kelsey: Secular Music [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Wilson, Kelsey:
Secular Music [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Marthasville Fine Audio Recordings -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




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An album of sonic environments reflecting on religion in the Southeast from Atlanta, GA drummer and sound artist Kelsey Wilson, using organ, tapes and field recordings to create dark and brooding meditations intended for loud playback, five opaquely layered constructions of ambience and drone, crackling tape loops, low-tones synths and disembodied voices.

Reeder, Kory  / Apartment House: Codex Vivere
Reeder, Kory / Apartment House:
Codex Vivere

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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A beautifully unfolding story in connected works forming a codex from Texas composer and Wandelweiser artist Kory Reeder, a long form work performed by the UK Apartment House Ensemble in a septet of strings, winds and piano, each section creating a loose narrative ark through several notational strategies envisioned with characters, scenes, diversions, and digressions.

Comte, Richard: Innermap [VINYL]
Comte, Richard:
Innermap [VINYL]

(Coax -- France )


Price: $19.95    




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Addressing the perception and representation of physical space through 9 solo guitar works of sonic textures and treatments imbued with rich solo playing, each track named by coordinates of remembered towns and cities, creating a succession of interconnected sonic landscapes of drones, resonance and clear tones as a metaphor for an internal, mental, cartography.

Villard, Fabrice / Pierre-Stephane Meuge: Musique Logique
Villard, Fabrice / Pierre-Stephane Meuge:
Musique Logique

(nunc. -- France )


Price: $14.95    




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25 pieces for solo saxophone in a tribute to and following the logical number games of minimalist composer Tom Johnson, composed by clarinetist and ensemble Dedalus member Farbrice Villard under the inspiration of Johnson's collection Rational Melodies, and performed by the extraordinary French clarinetist Pierre-Stephane Meuge (Counterpoise).

Comte, Richard / Sebastien Lespinasse: Traverser Noir
Comte, Richard / Sebastien Lespinasse:
Traverser Noir

(nunc. -- France )


Price: $14.95    




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Translating to "Cross Black", French guitarist Richard Comte provides a set of four diverse soundtracks, from deep turbulent darkness and sonic decay to crisply ringing guitar resonance, over which sound poet Sébastien Lespinasse intones with solemn import his dark words of imagery and observation.

Comte, Richard: Derive de la base et du sommet
Comte, Richard:
Derive de la base et du sommet

(nunc. -- France )


Price: $14.95    




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Translating to "Base and vertex drift", French guitarist Richard Comte (Hippie Diktat, Vegan Dallas) present four darkly ominous solo works on electric guitar through slowly shifting chords and deep reverberation, punctuated with ringing tones and light moments that peer through sonic clouds, his ambience a backdrop to alternations of lucidity and submersion.

Comte, Richard: Travel Patterns [CD EP]
Comte, Richard:
Travel Patterns [CD EP]

(nunc. -- France )


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An album of languorous guitar motifs, slowly unfolding in a mesmerizing haze intended to accompany a traveller as landscapes pass, contemplative daydream listening as a mesmeric addition to one's environment in momentum, presented in four "Patterns" that allow the rich tones and harmonics of French electric guitarist Richard Comte to ring out a rich journey.

Comte, Richard: Innermap
Comte, Richard:
Innermap

(Coax -- France )


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Addressing the perception and representation of physical space through 9 solo guitar works of sonic textures and treatments imbued with rich solo playing, each track named by coordinates of remembered towns and cities, creating a succession of interconnected sonic landscapes of drones, resonance and clear tones as a metaphor for an internal, mental, cartography.

Harlow, Sage J : Variations Without A Theme (Drones Ongs)
Harlow, Sage J :
Variations Without A Theme (Drones Ongs)

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Australian sound poet and vocalist Sage J Harlow aka Sage Pbbbt, whose innovative vocal work takes inspiration from Tuvan and Mongolian overtone singing and Inuit throat singing, created this mysterious set of electroacoustic compositions on the unceeded lands of the Whadjuk People of the Noongar Nation, developing four works of spellbinding spectral ambience.

Franek, John: About The Color Of The Moon
Franek, John:
About The Color Of The Moon

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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An album of evocative electronic and acousmatic soundscapes from German composer, electronic artist and keyboardist John Franek, who performs the four pieces on this album on organ and electronics, interweaving rich harmonics with stark tones, melding his sounds in slowly evolving interaction, like beams of light piercing peaceful atmospheres.

Philippakopoulos, Anastassis : Piano 1 Piano 2 Piano 3
Philippakopoulos, Anastassis :
Piano 1 Piano 2 Piano 3

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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An album of concentrated expression for solo piano in three works from French composer Anastassis Philippakopoulos and meticulously performed by Serbian pianist Teodora Stepancic, exploring intervals through minimalistic progressions, titled "Piano 1", "Piano 2" & "Piano 3", each in two or three parts as they build to explosive moments in the final movement.

Houben, Eva-Maria : 4 For Four
Houben, Eva-Maria :
4 For Four

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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A work for percussion in thirty-four succinct movements from German composer Eva-Maria Houben and performed by the Frantic Percussion Ensemble of Markus Behn, David Gutfleisch, Simon Gutfleisch, Gunnar Kötke and Jonathan Szegedi, each section using broad and patient spacing to highlight a fascinating mix of traditional and unusual percussive devices.

Talp, Linnea: Arch Of Motion [VINYL]
Talp, Linnea:
Arch Of Motion [VINYL]

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


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Performed with Stockholm musicians including pianist Alexander Zethson, wind player Martin Küchen and trombonist Mats Äleklint, organist Linnéa Talp explores the areas of sound that emulate breathing, push/pull or back & forth motion, in eight beautifully paced recordings led by the organ's rich and microtonal vibrations & timbre and imbued by the contributor's subtle additions.

Tolimieri, Quentin: Monochromes [3 CDs]
Tolimieri, Quentin:
Monochromes [3 CDs]

(elsewhere -- USA )


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Berlin-based composer & pianist Quentin Tolimieri's goal for the 15 compositions of "Monochrome" was to hear the acoustic piano differently, removing traditional structures of European harmony, each piece focused on a single or "monochromatic" theme that unfolds over an extended period of time, whether languorous or intensely active, each piece unique and self-contained.

Riley, Terry played by John Tilbury: Keyboard Studies
Riley, Terry played by John Tilbury:
Keyboard Studies

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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There is uncertainty of when pianist John Tilbury recorded these three solo keyboard works by his associate and friend, legendary minimalist composer Terry Riley, performing "Keyboard Study #1" and #2, along with "Dorian Reeds" using piano, electric organ, harpsichord & celesta, captured with excellent quality in superb performances from Tilbury at the height of his powers.

Lang, Klaus / Trio Amos: Tehran Dust
Lang, Klaus / Trio Amos:
Tehran Dust

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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Three chamber works by Klaus Lang of a beautifully fragile and dark nature and a meticulous inner structure, alongside arrangements of early music pieces by Johannes Ockeghem and Pierre de la Rue, performed by Klaus Lang himself on organ with the Trio Amos of Sylvie Lacroix on flute, Krassimir Sterev on accordion and Michael Moser on cello.

Fages, Ferran: From Grey To Blue
Fages, Ferran:
From Grey To Blue

(Inexhaustible Editions -- Slovenia )


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Written by Catalan composer Ferran Fages for pianist Lluïsa Espigolé following a quote by Catalan author Carles Camps Mundó — "Barely anything: deformities of silence" — this delicate work of resonance, space and suspense slowly unfolds, the score giving Espigolé choices for timing and placement as each meaningful note or combination subsides.

Ashwood, Nick: Unfolding/Overlay
Ashwood, Nick:
Unfolding/Overlay

(Inexhaustible Editions -- Slovenia )


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Dedicated to Cor Fuhler, Tasmanian guitarist Nick Ashwood's extended composition is a thoughtfully introspective work of rich sonority, shifting harmonics and abstract tones generated through guitar bowing, recorded live to tape in two continuous recordings, the second overlaying the first as the work unfolds in a meditative and beautifully pensive manner.

Talp, Linnea: Arch Of Motion
Talp, Linnea:
Arch Of Motion

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


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Performed with Stockholm musicians including pianist Alexander Zethson, wind player Martin Küchen and trombonist Mats Äleklint, organist Linnéa Talp explores the areas of sound that emulate breathing, push/pull or back & forth motion, in eight beautifully paced recordings led by the organ's rich and microtonal vibrations & timbre and imbued by the contributor's subtle additions.

Zethson, Alex Ensemble: Some Of Them Were Never Unprepared [VINYL]
Zethson, Alex Ensemble:
Some Of Them Were Never Unprepared [VINYL]

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


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Exploring how a composition can provide a sense of weightlessness, and influenced by the music of gamelan, krautrock, Tony Conrad & Arnold Dreyblatt, composer Alex Zethson structured these works to influence the 13 performers in his ensemble into a state of intense focus and listening as they strike, bow and pluck their instruments, creating an ecstatic sense of infinite motion.

Radigue, Eliane / Frederic Blondy: Occam XXV
Radigue, Eliane / Frederic Blondy:
Occam XXV

(Organ Reframed -- UK )


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Commissioned by Organ Reframed, the organ-only experimental music festival curated by Scottish composer/performer and London's Union Chapel organ music director Claire M Singer, this piece of deep overtones ascending through octaves was developed with organist Frédéric Blondy at the Église Saint Merry in Paris, this specially packaged release captured at the Union Chapel festival concert in 2020.

Oliveros, Pauline / Gyorgy Ligeti performed by Ensemble 0: Musica Nuvolosa
Oliveros, Pauline / Gyorgy Ligeti performed by Ensemble 0:
Musica Nuvolosa

(Sub Rosa -- Belgium )


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The French new music group Ensemble 0 offer a second tribute to Pauline Oliveros and György Ligeti, performing Oliveros' beautifully floating 1975 composition "Horse Sings from Cloud" and Ligeti's 1953 composition "Musica Ricercata", a wonderfully complex and active composition with two percussionists performing on marimba, strings, piano and winds.

Myers, David Lee: Intervals / Interludes
Myers, David Lee:
Intervals / Interludes

(pulsewidth -- USA )


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Like passages through an electronic corridor, New York electronic artist David Lee Myers (Arcane Device) presents a series of "interludes"--long passages of rich electronic sound--and "intervals" of punctuated rhythms, described by Myers as: "In-between spaces for catching one's breath amid frigid landscapes, existential pauses, and mercurial pools of aboriginal pleadings."

E42.A8: IIII [2 CDs]
E42.A8:
IIII [2 CDs]

(Not On Label -- France )


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A double CD compilation released to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the electro-acoustic improv space E42.A8 based in Tournai, Belgium, featuring 21 musicians, in varying ensembles, from 2 to 9 people, presenting an eclectic and diverse mix of styles and approaches to experimental music through textures, rhythm, and indescribable sound sources; fascinating.

Schiller, Christoph: 24 Stucke Fur Ein Tasteninstrument
Schiller, Christoph:
24 Stucke Fur Ein Tasteninstrument

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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24 short works for clavichord from German composer Christoph Schiller and performed by French keyboardist Ed Williams (Heard Of Bears, TANDEM, Grand 8 Ensemble), slowly developing pieces that bring clusters of notes like falling leaves that slowly fade into silence, thoughtful works of space around unanticipated clusters, presented as groups of "Fuge" variations.

Andric, Andreja: Winter Solstice
Andric, Andreja:
Winter Solstice

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Their association stretching back to their time together in music school, pianist Anita Tomasevich is the perfect interpreter of Serbian composer Andreja Andric's December, exploring a single minor chord in each of six movements, challenging the performer to explore shades of tone color by working through gradual changes; plus Meditation (II) for 2 pianists.

Houben, Eva-Maria: Together On The Way
Houben, Eva-Maria:
Together On The Way

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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A brooding work for pipe organ, piano and percussion, created by composer Eva-Maria Houben and the GBSR Duo of Siwan Rhys & George Barton, commissioned by the 2021 Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and recorded in concert in the resonance of of Huddersfield's St. Paul's Hall using the organ built by Wood's of Huddersfield.

Ellestad, Mark: Discreet Angel
Ellestad, Mark:
Discreet Angel

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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Three chamber works by Calgary, Canadian composer Mark Ellestad composed between 1988 and 1994 and recently retrieved by the composer, including the title track, a graceful solo guitar work performed by Christián Alvear; a meditative piece for pump organ & Hardanger fiddle performed by the composer; and a large work for violin and cello performed by Apartment House.

Shim, Kunsu: LUFT.INNERES
Shim, Kunsu:
LUFT.INNERES

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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Six chamber works for strings by Korean composer and Fluxus performance artist Kunsu Shim, performed by the Luna String Quartet, "specialists in quiet music", along with six short pieces written for Kunsu by composer friends and collaborators, including Arnold Marinissen, Ammon Wolman, Alwynne Pritchard, Nicolaus A. Huber, Gerhard Stabler and Anton Lukoszeviez

Feldman, Morton / Apartment House: Piano and String Quartet
Feldman, Morton / Apartment House:
Piano and String Quartet

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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Inspired by the broadcast performance by The Apartment House ensemble of three works by Morton Feldman, Another Timbre requested that they record the exceptional late work of the minimalist composer, Piano and String Quartet, captured at Henry Wood Hall two months later in a stunning interpretation of this enigmatic work of sensually dissipating motion.

Akama, Ryoko: Songs For A Shed
Akama, Ryoko:
Songs For A Shed

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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Six beautiful, fragile and mysterious works for piano in combinations with other orchestral arrangements and solo, including pitch-based compositions and a graphic work directed by photographs, performed by members of Apartment House in duos, quintets & sextets; works initially commissioned by Another Timbre and Philip Thomas and here performed on piano by Siwan Rhys.

Zethson, Alex Ensemble: Some Of Them Were Never Unprepared
Zethson, Alex Ensemble:
Some Of Them Were Never Unprepared

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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Exploring how a composition can provide a sense of weightlessness, and influenced by the music of gamelan, krautrock, Tony Conrad & Arnold Dreyblatt, composer Alex Zethson structured these works to influence the 13 performers in his ensemble into a state of intense focus and listening as they strike, bow and pluck their instruments, creating an ecstatic sense of infinite motion.

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.

Decorato, Michelangelo / Leo Cicala: Thauma
Decorato, Michelangelo / Leo Cicala:
Thauma

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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An introspectively lovely and reflective album of electroacoustic composition through minimal electronics, piano, samples and electronics, from the collaboration of Italian sound artists Michelangelo Decorato and Leo Cicala, with trumpeter Luca Calabrese joining on one piece; sophisticatedly languid, alluring and detailed ambient music.

Myers, David Lee: Room In A Moon House
Myers, David Lee:
Room In A Moon House

(pulsewidth -- USA )


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A series of "Rooms" and related electronic environments from New York sound artist David Lee Myers, whose long running Arcane Device project runs parallel to these nearly ambient works that Myers intimates are for intimate environments, developed through deft use of Eurorack electronics, feedback, sampling and other elegant electronic processes.

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.

 

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