The Squid's Ear Magazine
Australian Improvisers, Composers and Experimenters


 
176 (Chris Abrahams / Anthony Pateras): Music In Eight Octaves
176 (Chris Abrahams / Anthony Pateras):
Music In Eight Octaves

(Immediata -- Australia )


Price: $17.95    




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In 2005 Australian pianists Chris Abrahams (The Necks) and Anthony Pateras multi-tracked 4 takes in each octave of the piano, superimposing them over each other to create a kaleidoscopic maelstrom of pianistic energy, layers of piano creating a hypnotic and dizzying set of textures and unexpected sonic intersections.

4g (Rowe / Ambarchi / Christian Fennesz / Nakamura): Cloud
4g (Rowe / Ambarchi / Christian Fennesz / Nakamura):
Cloud

(erstwhile -- USA )


Price: $20.95    




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Abrahams, Chris / Burkhard Beins: Instead Of The Sun
Abrahams, Chris / Burkhard Beins:
Instead Of The Sun

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )


Price: $14.95    




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The duo of Chris Abrahams (The Necks) and Burkhard Beins (Polweschel, The Sealed Knot) in an album of obscured percussion and keys, insinuating melody in shadowy and beautiful ways, a journey in unexpected sound and dynamics.

Abrahams, Chris / Magda Mayas: Gardener
Abrahams, Chris / Magda Mayas:
Gardener

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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"Four hands on one piano" from the duo of pianist Chris Abrahams (The Necks) and Magda Mayas, both improvising in Berlin at the Vivaldi Saal performance space using their piano, harpsichord, and harmonium.

Anemone (John Butcher / Peter Evans / Frederic Blondy / Clayton Thomas / Paul Lovens): A Wing Dissol
Anemone (John Butcher / Peter Evans / Frederic Blondy / Clayton Thomas / Paul Lovens):
A Wing Dissolved in Light [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


Price: $22.95    




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A brilliant quintet brought together for the Tampere Jazz Happening, in Finland in 2013, with NY trumpeter Peter Evans, UK saxophonist John Butcher, Australian bassist Clayton Thomas, German drummer/percussionist Paul Lovens, and French pianist Frederic Blondy for a phenomenal extended improvisation presented in parts: "Une Aile Dissoute Dans La Lumiere".

Archer / Clark / Grew / Hunter: Felicity's Ultimatum
Archer / Clark / Grew / Hunter:
Felicity's Ultimatum

(Discus -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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The 2nd release in a new series of small groups drawn from members of the Discus Music family, where the group meets, writes, rehearses and records in one single session, here developing ten compositions from all four players edited into a continuous sequence of structure and improvisation, embracing melody, texture and pure abstraction.

Astral Colonels (Anthony Pateras / Valerio Tricoli): Good Times in the End Times
Astral Colonels (Anthony Pateras / Valerio Tricoli):
Good Times in the End Times

(Immediata -- Australia )


Price: $15.95    




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Anthony Pateras & Valerio Tricoli worked 7 years transforming pianos, organs, harpsichords, tape machines and synthesizers into an expansive sonic otherworld that celebrates the "End of Times" in three parts; a meticulous and fascinating work.

Bauer / Rose / Lehn: Futch
Bauer / Rose / Lehn:
Futch

(Jazzwerkstatt -- Germany )


Price: $15.95    




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The debut release of trombonist Johannes Bauer, Australian violinist Jon Rose and analog synth player Thomas Lehn, mutated improvisation for a Futched world.

Bolleter, Ross: Night Kitchen
Bolleter, Ross:
Night Kitchen

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


Price: $16.95    




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Pianist Bolleter has 5 "ruined" (abandoned & unpredictable) pianos set up in his kitchen so that he can play them simultaneously, as he does on these 14 night-time recordings.

Bolleter, Ross: Secret Sandhills and Satellites: Pieces for ruined pianos and pianos on the edge of
Bolleter, Ross:
Secret Sandhills and Satellites: Pieces for ruined pianos and pianos on the edge of ruin

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


Price: $16.95    




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Ross Bolleter improvises on pianos that have been "abandoned to all weathers and has become a decaying box of unpredictable dongs, clicks and dedoomps" around Australia between 2001 and 2005.

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.

Bosetti, Alessandro / Chris Abrahams: A Heart That Responds From Schooling
Bosetti, Alessandro / Chris Abrahams:
A Heart That Responds From Schooling

(Unsounds -- Netherlands )


Price: $15.95    




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The 2nd release from Italian composer/performer Alessandro Bosetti and Australian pianist Chris Abrahams (The Necks), a very intimate album of sonic explorations that spans improvised fragments and original renditions of compositions like Steve Lacy's "Esteem" with Bosetti's lyrics.

Brady, Tim : Topology: Scat
Brady, Tim :
Topology: Scat

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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Tim Brady in an extraordinary collaboration mixing his rhythmic, jazz-influenced chamber music with Australia's dynamic and virtuosic Topology ensemble.

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.

Candlesnuffer: Wakool
Candlesnuffer:
Wakool

(Room40 -- Australia )


Price: $12.95    




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Wakool is an interrogation into an expanded range of techniques and gestures from David Brown playing banjo, electroacoustic guitar, bandura, and eukolin.

Chulki, Hong / Will Guthrie: Mosquitoes and Crabs
Chulki, Hong / Will Guthrie:
Mosquitoes and Crabs

(erstwhile -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Recording in Seoul, South Korea at Mullae Arts Village in 2016, the duo of Australian drummer/percussionist Will Guthrie and improvising noise artist Hong Chulki release 8 pieces with concise works under 1 minute to larger improvisations up to 8 minutes, contrasting interesting rhythms with indescribable electronics, found sounds, and unusual environments.

Denley, Jim: Through Fire, Crevice and The Hidden Valley
Denley, Jim:
Through Fire, Crevice and The Hidden Valley

(Splitrec -- Australia )


Price: $17.95    




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Recorded live in an Australian National Park on a 15-day walk, saxophonist Jim Denley performs solo on the alto saxophone in response to and in conversation with the environment around him using the natural acoustics of this rugged and awe-inspiring region.

Drape, Rohan / Anthony Pateras: Ellesmere
Drape, Rohan / Anthony Pateras:
Ellesmere

(Immediata -- Australia )


Price: $18.95    




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A founder of the Slave Pianos collective and co-organizer of the Inland Concert Series, Australian computer and synth artist Rohan Drap joins keyboardist Anthony Pateras for an extended exploration of interlocking vintage electric organs, allowing their tones and timbres to interact in microtonal richness as they create tonal environments and gradually unfolding progressions.

Extended Pianos (Fox / Griswold / Pateras): Switch On A Dime
Extended Pianos (Fox / Griswold / Pateras):
Switch On A Dime

(Immediata -- Australia )


Price: $15.95    




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Extended Pianos employ stochastic improvisations, live analogue processing, feedback experiments, atmospheric tape composition, and ultra-physical episodic structures to manipulate prepared piano performances in real time, creating an exceptional and engrossing work.

Fire! with Oren Ambarchi: In The Mouth - A Hand
Fire! with Oren Ambarchi:
In The Mouth - A Hand

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )


Price: $16.95    




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The Swedish trio of Mats Gustafsson, Johan Berthling and Andreas Werliin collaborating with Australian guitarist Oren Ambarchi for an album of hypnotic, psychedelic rock'n'jazz exploration (CD has 1 track not included on the LP edition).

Fire!: She Sleeps, She Sleeps
Fire!:
She Sleeps, She Sleeps

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )


Price: $16.95    




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The 5th album from the Swedish trio of saxophonist Mats Gustafsson, bassist Johan Berthling, and drummer Andreas Werliin, drawing on influences from free jazz, psychedelic rock, and noise, here joined by guitarist Oren Ambarchi and Leo Svensson on cello.

Fire!: She Sleeps, She Sleeps [VINYL]
Fire!:
She Sleeps, She Sleeps [VINYL]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )


Price: $22.95    




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The 5th album from the Swedish trio of saxophonist Mats Gustafsson, bassist Johan Berthling, and drummer Andreas Werliin, drawing on influences from free jazz, psychedelic rock, and noise, here joined by guitarist Oren Ambarchi and Leo Svensson on cello.

Guionnet, Jean-Luc + Eric La Casa: Reflected Waves [60 pages 21x25 cm + DVD video 1h48mn]
Guionnet, Jean-Luc + Eric La Casa:
Reflected Waves [60 pages 21x25 cm + DVD video 1h48mn]

(Passage d'encres -- France )


Price: $25.95    




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Eric La Casa and Jean Luc Guionnet recorded this conceptual work in Melbourne, Australia, combining different scales of time, space, & attention, with different working strategies to create a gallery installation, and this book & DVD package exploring the acoustic phenomenon of "standing waves" to engage with the physical relationship between sound and space.

Kahn, Jason: For Voice
Kahn, Jason:
For Voice

(Confront -- Great Britain )


Price: $13.95    




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Two concert improvisations for unamplified voice recorded in Canberra, Australia at the 2015 SoundOut Festival and in Tokyo, Japan at the Kid Ailack Art Hall in 2014, using extended vocal techniques and leveraging the room acoustics and social space between Kahn and the audience.

Kahn, Jason: Open Space [VINYL 2 LPs]
Kahn, Jason:
Open Space [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Editions -- Switzerland )


Price: $29.95    




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Jason Kahn developed these graphic scores, commissioned by the 2012 now NOW Festival in Australia, to push these specific players into situations outside of their comfort zone, as heard in this double LP which includes copies of the score plus notes and interviews.

Karski, Dominik : GLIMMER Flute o'clock
Karski, Dominik :
GLIMMER Flute o'clock

(Bolt -- Poland )


Price: $14.95    




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Australian / Polish composer Dominik Karski presents several works for flute performed with collaborators Ewa Liebchen on piccolo, flute, alto flute, bass flute, tam tam, Rafal Jedrzejewski on flute, alto flute, bass flute and tam tam, and Zofia Dowgiatto Zynch on harp, including the 4-part "Veiled Voice", "Glimmer", and two parts of "Streamforms".

Kira Kira (Tamura / Spence / Fujii / Takemura): Bright Force
Kira Kira (Tamura / Spence / Fujii / Takemura):
Bright Force

(Libra -- Japan )


Price: $16.95    




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Since 2007 Japanese pianist Satoko Fujii and Australian keyboardist Alister Spence have collaborated on performance and recording in several configurations, including work with Tony Buck, Raymond McDonald, Jim O'Rourke, &c.; this energetic and otherworldly quartet session with trumpeter Natsuki Tamura and drummer Ittetsu Takemura was recored live Knuttel House, in Tokyo, 2017.

Kolkowski, Aleks / Jon Rose / Matthias Bauer: The Kryonics
Kolkowski, Aleks / Jon Rose / Matthias Bauer:
The Kryonics

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


Price: $16.95    




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An outstanding, improvising string trio of Aleks Kolkowski (viola, violin), Jon Rose (violin, fiddle) and Matthais Bauer (double bass) playing in Berlin in May of 2000.

Lim, Liza: The Heart's Ear
Lim, Liza:
The Heart's Ear

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Although she has probably become known as one of Australia's best-known composers, Liza Lim's compositions undermine centuries-old Eurocentrism and are largely inspired by Asian culture.

Machinefabriek W/ Anne Bakker: Deining
Machinefabriek W/ Anne Bakker:
Deining

(Machinefabriek -- Netherlands )


Price: $9.95    




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Deining, meaning "heave" or "commotion", is a long composition from the duo of Rutger Zuydervelt on sine tones and violinist Anne Bakker, who bows each string, sliding slowly from the lowest note to the highest and in reverse, creating an hallucination of shifting tones.

Mayas / Buck: gold
Mayas / Buck:
gold

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Necks drummer and percussion Tony Buck in a duo from December 2007 performing at the dOeK Festival in Bimhuis, Amsterdam with extended technique pianist Magda Mayas.

Mayas, Magda / Jim Denley: Tempe Jetz
Mayas, Magda / Jim Denley:
Tempe Jetz

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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A pairing of two innovative players, Berlin-based pianist Magda Mayas and Australian sound and wind artist Jim Denley, Mayas playing inside and out of the piano and Denley on alto sax and bass flute, both providing field recordings adding unexpected elements in a set of extremely balanced recordings that entrance the listener with unlikely and captivating settings.

Necks, The: Chemist
Necks, The:
Chemist

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


Price: $15.95    




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Necks, The: Drive By
Necks, The:
Drive By

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    




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Necks, The: Hanging Gardens
Necks, The:
Hanging Gardens

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


Price: $15.95    




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Necks, The: Mosquito / See Through
Necks, The:
Mosquito / See Through

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


Price: $22.95    




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Necks, The: Open
Necks, The:
Open

(Northern Spy -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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The Necks trio of Chris Abrahams (piano), Tony Buck (drums) and Lloyd Swanton (bass) return to their evolving improvisation format, with ethereal arco harmonics, mesmeric piano riffs, subliminal pulses, twittering electronics, and even an arco bass choir.

Necks, The: The Necks Box [8 CD BOX SET]
Necks, The:
The Necks Box [8 CD BOX SET]

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


Price: $79.95    




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Formed in Australia the late 1980s by Chris Abrahams, Tony Buck and Lloyd Swanton, the Necks play post-jazz, post-rock, post-everything, slowly morphing improvised music, here in a limited numbered box set presenting 8 of their CDs from the UK Recommended Records label.

Necks, The: Vertigo
Necks, The:
Vertigo

(Northern Spy -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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The Necks 18th album finds the trio of drummer/percussionist Tony Buck, bassist Lloyd Swanton and pianist/keyboardist Chris Abrahams in a vertiginous 44 minute dark excursion punctuated by cliff hanging moments through homemade instruments and unusual textures.

Noetinger, Jerome / Anthony Pateras / Synergy Percussion : Beauty Will Be Amnesiac Or Will Not Be At
Noetinger, Jerome / Anthony Pateras / Synergy Percussion :
Beauty Will Be Amnesiac Or Will Not Be At All

(Immediata -- Australia )


Price: $13.75    




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Anthony Pateras was commissioned to compose this work by Synergy Percussion for their 40th birthday in 2014, performed with a six piece ensemble including electronic artist Jerome Noetinger, using the same instrumentation as Xenakis' "Pleiades" of more than 100 orchestral percussion instruments, including Xenakis' 17-pitch microtonal metallophones.

North Of North (Anthony Pateras / Scott Tinkler / Erkki Veltheim): The Moment In and Of Itself
North Of North (Anthony Pateras / Scott Tinkler / Erkki Veltheim):
The Moment In and Of Itself

(Immediata -- Australia )


Price: $15.95    




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Drawing from Xenakian architextures, Carterian set theory, Carnatic music, sharp-edged pointillism & orchestrational symbiosis, pianist Anthony Pateras steps back from electronic music for chamber-oriented improvisations with trumpeter Scott Tinkler & voilinist Erkki Veltheim.

O'Malley, Stephen / Anthony Pateras: Reve Noir
O'Malley, Stephen / Anthony Pateras:
Reve Noir

(Immediata -- Australia )


Price: $23.95    




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Pianist Anthony Pateras and guitarist Stephen O'Malley (Sunn O))) performed a concert in 2011 at Instants Chavires in 2011, which they took into the studio to deconstruct and recompose on 1/4 inch tape, creating a compelling landscape of fractured musique concrete, introspective meditations, electro-acoustic textures and heavy guitar; includes a 20 page interview with O'Malley.

Omelette: Live At The JazzLab
Omelette:
Live At The JazzLab

(FMR -- UK )


Price: $14.95    




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Australia's performing trio Omelette of Jordan Murray on trombone, Ronny Fereller on drums, and Luke Howard on piano follow up their 2014 album on Jazzhead with this live album, the trio joined by Chilean percussionist working in Melbourne Javier Fredes, for a lyrical and rhythmically rich live performance at Melbourne's JazzLab in 2017.

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.

Pateras, Anthony / Erkki Veltheim: The Slow Creep Of Convenience
Pateras, Anthony / Erkki Veltheim:
The Slow Creep Of Convenience

(Immediata -- Australia )


Price: $17.95    




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Anthony Pateras performs on pipe organ alongside Erkki Veltheim on electric violin, presenting a single extended work joining both instruments as a unified timbral force, producing exquisite and hypnotic sensorial phenomena over 50 minutes, as the duo investigate spectral phenomena in sound; includes a 24 page illuminating booklet interviewing both artists.

Pateras, Anthony: Blood Stretched Out
Pateras, Anthony:
Blood Stretched Out

(Immediata -- Australia )


Price: $15.95    




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A dramatic work for solo piano, exploring sound phenomena in fast repetitions that generate whirlpools of overtones, "Blood Stretched Out" is the primary track on composer & pianist Anthony Pateras' first solo album in 10 years, paired with "Chronochromatics", recorded live at The Loft in Cologne as part of the Plush Music Festival in 2013.

Pateras, Anthony: Collected Works 2002-2012 [5 CD BOX]
Pateras, Anthony:
Collected Works 2002-2012 [5 CD BOX]

(Immediata -- Australia )


Price: $64.95    




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Electroacoustic composer and performer Anthony Pateras in a beautiful 5-CD box set documenting a broad variety of works from ensembles to solo work, an excellent overview of one of Australia's most vital composers and performers.

Phillips, Simon James : Blage 3
Phillips, Simon James :
Blage 3

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )


Price: $17.95    




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A reduction of composer Simon James Phillips' 5 hour improvisation performed with Tony Buck (drums), Werner Dafeldecker (bass), BJ Nilsen (electronics), Liz Allbee (trumpet), Arthur Rother (guitar) & Simon James Phillips (piano) exploring time, perception and place.

Revert, Matthew / Vanessa Rossetto: Earnest Rubbish
Revert, Matthew / Vanessa Rossetto:
Earnest Rubbish

(erstwhile -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Three extended compositions using field recordings and electronic processing from Vanessa Rossetto and Matthew Revert, using obscure references in song titles to mask subtle dovetailing and transitioning of concrete sound and mysterious tones.

ROIL (Chris Abrahams / Mike Majkowski / James Waples): Raft Of The Meadows [VINYL]
ROIL (Chris Abrahams / Mike Majkowski / James Waples):
Raft Of The Meadows [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


Price: $22.95    




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Free improvisation using the jazz idiom as a jumping off point from the trio of pianist Chris Abrahams (The Necks), bassist Mike Majkowski, and drummer James Waples, superb technical playing with a melodic intent and excellent pacing.

Rose / Kneer / Barrett: Colophony
Rose / Kneer / Barrett:
Colophony

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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The trio of Australian violinist Jon Rose, UK electronics artist Richard Barrett, and bassist Meinrad Kneer, in an album of free electro-acoustic improv taking it's 11 tracks titles from the Greek name for rosin.

Rose, Jon / The Hyperstring Project: The Hyperstring Project: New Dynamic of Rogue Counterpoint
Rose, Jon / The Hyperstring Project:
The Hyperstring Project: New Dynamic of Rogue Counterpoint

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


Price: $15.95    




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Rose, Jon: //shoppinglive@victo
Rose, Jon:
//shoppinglive@victo

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


Price: $15.95    




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Rose, Jon: Brain Weather
Rose, Jon:
Brain Weather

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


Price: $12.95    




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Rose, Jon: Perks
Rose, Jon:
Perks

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


Price: $15.95    




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Rose, Jon: The Fence
Rose, Jon:
The Fence

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    




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The Fence: about borders and fences all over the world, using long amplified strings and voices; Bagni di Dolabella: a violinists guide to the treatments and political intrigues of an ancient roman bath.

Rose, Jon: The People's Music
Rose, Jon:
The People's Music

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


Price: $15.95    




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Rupp, Olaf / Buck, Tony / Williamson, Joe: Weird Weapons
Rupp, Olaf / Buck, Tony / Williamson, Joe:
Weird Weapons

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


Price: $16.95    




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Suzuki, Akio / Lawrence English: Boombana Echoes Fan  [CD + PRINTS]
Suzuki, Akio / Lawrence English:
Boombana Echoes Fan [CD + PRINTS]

(Winds Measure -- USA )


Price: $21.95    




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Experimental sound performer Lawrence English on drums, electronics and field recordings joins forces with Akio Suzuki on the amazing analapos instrument (see video) for three tracks of unusual and alien sound, punctuated with strange references and percussive devices.

Thing, The: Mono [VINYL 2 LPs]
Thing, The:
Mono [VINYL 2 LPs]

(The Thing Records -- Austria )


Price: $28.95    




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Skronky improv from the trio of Mats Gustafsson (sax), Ingebrigt Haker Flaten (electric bass) and Paal Nilssen-Love (drums) in this 180gm vinyl issue of their 2011 Smalltown Superjazz release, recorded in monaural sound for straight-to-your-brain free jazz!

Thing, The: Viking [VINYL 7-Inch]
Thing, The:
Viking [VINYL 7-Inch]

(The Thing Records -- Norway )


Price: $14.95    




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A 2 song EP from The Thing--Mats Gustaffson (sax), Ingebrigt Haker Flaten (bass) and Paal Nilssen-Love (drums)--reprising their "MONO" release, the title track a Bob Weston remix of that hard-hitting number; and "Bruremarsj" an abstract take on a traditional Norwegian wedding march.

Thymolphthalein : Mad Among The Mad
Thymolphthalein :
Mad Among The Mad

(Immediata -- Australia )


Price: $15.95    




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Six rich and varied electro-acoustic instrumental works from an amazing quintet of brilliant improvisers: Anthony Pateras (keys); Will Guthrie (drums & percussion); Natasha Anders (bass & computer); Clayton Thomas (double bass) and Jerome Noetinger (tapes & electronics).

Various Artists: AMPLIFY 2002: balance box set
Various Artists:
AMPLIFY 2002: balance box set

(erstwhile -- USA )


Price: $145.00    




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Vogel, Sabine / Chris Abrahams / Landscape Quartet: The Berlin Series No. 4
Vogel, Sabine / Chris Abrahams / Landscape Quartet:
The Berlin Series No. 4

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $14.95    




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A split CD from Berlin-based flautist and composer Sabine Vogel: a composition using recordings made at various exterior locations as part of her work with Landscape Quartet; and a recording of a live improvisation as part of the 2012 NOW now festival in Sydney.

Weird Weapons (Rupp / Williamson / Buck): 2
Weird Weapons (Rupp / Williamson / Buck):
2

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Bringing together European improvising guitarist Olaf Rupp, Canadian ex-pat bassist Joe Williamson, and Australian drummer Tony Buck from The Necks for an album of busy, fiery, skillful improvisation.

Weston, Veryan / Jon Rose / Hannah Marshall: Tuning Out [2 CDs]
Weston, Veryan / Jon Rose / Hannah Marshall:
Tuning Out [2 CDs]

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


Price: $24.95    




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Improvised pieces for tracker action organs and strings recorded in five English churches from the trio of violinist Jon Rose, Veryan Weston on tracker action organ, and cellist Hannah Marshall, inviting the public to re-imagine the nature of pitch relationships.

Winter, Gosia / Barry Chabala: Ananke
Winter, Gosia / Barry Chabala:
Ananke

(Roeba -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




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Avant folk artist Gosia Winter and guitarist Barry Chabala in a transcontinental collaboration suggested by Winter to bring both artists' sense of improvisation into new carefully crafted compositions.

Burke, Robert / Tony Malaby / Mark Helias: Head Under Water
Burke, Robert / Tony Malaby / Mark Helias:
Head Under Water

(FMR -- UK )


Price: $14.95    




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A beautiful trio album bringing together New York saxophonist Tony Malaby and Australian saxophonist Robert Burke with NY bassist Mark Helias for sophisticated and organic collective improvisations with a chamber jazz sensibility, which the musicians describe as an immersive journey bringing together each player's experiences, expertise and egos.

Spence, Alister / Satoko Fujii: Intelsat
Spence, Alister / Satoko Fujii:
Intelsat

(Alister Spence Music -- Australia )


Price: $15.95    




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Continuing her monthly releases for her 60th birthday, Japanese pianist Satoko Fujii meets Australian keyboard and electronic artist Alister Spence for their second meeting, touring Japan and recording this spellbinding album merging bells, gongs, electronics, and acoustic piano, inside and out, in a passionate album that balances melodicism and sound.

Necks, The: Body
Necks, The:
Body

(Northern Spy -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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A strong start to the Australian trio The Neck's 24th album, as Chris Abrahams on piano & keyboards, Tony Buck on drums, percussion & guitar, and Lloyd Swanton on acoustic bass present a powerhouse of free improvisation in a single hour-long work, the first half evoking jazz leaning, with a free and spacious bridge that builds suddenly to a rocking groove.

La Casa, Eric / Eamon Sprod: Friche : Transition
La Casa, Eric / Eamon Sprod:
Friche : Transition

(Swarming -- France )


Price: $13.95    




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Making something out of "nothing", audio explorers and sonic organizers Eric La Casa from France and Australian Eamon Sprod spent a week on the waste grounds in the North East of Paris along the Canal Ourcq, capturing field recordings which they used to develop these active compositions, captivating by morphing everyday sounds into something intriguingly mysterious and remarkable.

Pateras, Anthony: Collected Works Vol. II (2005-2018)(5 CDS)
Pateras, Anthony:
Collected Works Vol. II (2005-2018)(5 CDS)

(Immediata -- Australia )


Price: $64.95    




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The second volume in composer and audio explorer Anthony Pateras' "Collected Works" series, a sturdy 5 CD box set assembling 26 collaborations and solo works that bridge experimental and contemporary compositional work investigating electro-acoustic orchestration, temporal hallucination and sound phenomena, a remarkably diverse and fascinating collection.

Buck, Tony / Massimo Pupillo: Time Being [VINYL]
Buck, Tony / Massimo Pupillo:
Time Being [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )


Price: $22.95    




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Italian composer and bass-player Massimo Pupillo (ZU) and Australian drummer Tony Buck (The Necks) collaborate in a beautifully haunting, absorbing ambient set, taking in electronic abstraction and free improvisation, released in two distinct editions--"Time Being" on vinyl LP and "Unseen" on compact disc, each with two different improvisations.

Buck, Tony / Massimo Pupillo: Unseen
Buck, Tony / Massimo Pupillo:
Unseen

(Trost Records -- Austria )


Price: $16.95    




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Italian composer and bass-player Massimo Pupillo (ZU) and Australian drummer Tony Buck (The Necks) collaborate in a beautifully haunting, absorbing ambient set, taking in electronic abstraction and free improvisation, released in two distinct editions--"Time Being" on vinyl LP and "Unseen" on compact disc, each with two different improvisations.

Mattin : Songbook #5 [VINYL] <i>[Used Item]</i>
Mattin :
Songbook #5 [VINYL] [Used Item]

(Disembraining Machine -- Australia )


Price: $17.10    




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Mattin takes 5 spontaneous 5-minute songs from 5 musicians, and a 25 minute concert structured by 5 instructions based on those song titles, then records vocals for the 5 songs as a singing lecture, then superimposes all 3 to create the five 5-minutes songs on this album.

Monash Art Ensemble (Grabowsky / Neal / Ford / Hannaford Williamson / Evans / Hope): Here Now Hear [
Monash Art Ensemble (Grabowsky / Neal / Ford / Hannaford Williamson / Evans / Hope):
Here Now Hear [2 CDs]

(FMR -- UK )


Price: $19.95    




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"Here Now Hear" is comprised of nine innovative Australian works commissioned and recorded by the Monash Art Ensemble between 2017 & 2019, featuring an eclectic mix of contemporary cross-genre music by significant Australian composers: Paul Grabowsky, Kate Neal, Andrew Ford, Robert Burke, Cat Hope, Marc Hannaford, Paul Williamson, Johannes Luebbers and Sandy Evans.

Taylor, Hollis: Absolute Bird [2 CDs]
Taylor, Hollis:
Absolute Bird [2 CDs]

(ReR Megacorp -- UK )


Price: $34.95    




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An unusual and distinctive record from violinist and ornithologist Hollis Taylor, a book with 2 CDS presenting 41 tracks of recordings of the Australian pied butcherbird, each track pairing a bird, environmental sound, and a single instrumentalist, with an impressive list of performers who take unique approaches to the challenge of accompanying a bird.

Necks, The: Three
Necks, The:
Three

(Northern Spy -- USA )


Price: $15.95    




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Three extended improvisations from the three Australian improvisers Chris Abrahams (piano), Lloyd Swanton (bass), Tony Buck (drums/percussion) in their 21st album of mesmerizing music, from the dynamic opener "Bloom" to the introspective "Lovelock" dedicated to Damien Lovelock of The Celibate Rifles, ending in the lyrical and rich groove of "Further".

Guionnet, Jean-Luc + Eric La Casa: Reflected Waves [60 pages 21x25 cm + DVD video 1h48mn] <i>[Used I
Guionnet, Jean-Luc + Eric La Casa:
Reflected Waves [60 pages 21x25 cm + DVD video 1h48mn] [Used Item]

(Passage d'encres -- France )


Price: $19.50    




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Eric La Casa and Jean Luc Guionnet recorded this conceptual work in Melbourne, Australia, combining different scales of time, space, & attention, with different working strategies to create a gallery installation, and this book & DVD package exploring the acoustic phenomenon of "standing waves" to engage with the physical relationship between sound and space.

Mattin : Songbook #5 [VINYL] <i>[Used Item]</i>
Mattin :
Songbook #5 [VINYL] [Used Item]

(Disembraining Machine -- Australia )


Price: $15.00    




In Stock

Mattin takes 5 spontaneous 5-minute songs from 5 musicians, and a 25 minute concert structured by 5 instructions based on those song titles, then records vocals for the 5 songs as a singing lecture, then superimposes all 3 to create the five 5-minutes songs on this album.

Williamson, Paul Quartet (Williamson / Hoshino / Carbo / Henry): Dark Energy
Williamson, Paul Quartet (Williamson / Hoshino / Carbo / Henry):
Dark Energy

(FMR -- UK )


Price: $14.95    




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A tightly integrated group that balance strongly melodic material and fully free and spacious improv from the Melbourne, Australia quartet of Hiroki Hoshino on double bass, Miles Henry on drums, Theo Carbo on guitar, led by trumpeter Paul Williamson, presenting four lyrical modern jazz compositions from both Williamson & Hoshino, and 4 collective improvisations.

Cremaster / Komora A: split [7-inch VINYL] <i>[Used Item]</i>
Cremaster / Komora A:
split [7-inch VINYL] [Used Item]

(Monotype -- Poland )


Price: $11.66    




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A split 7" release between Cremaster (Alfredo Costa Monteiro (electronics) and Ferran Fages (feedback mixing board and electroacoustic devices); and the Komora A trio of Karol Koszniec (electronics), Dominik Kowalczyk (laptop) and Jakub Mikolajczyk (modular synth).

Franklin / Gill: To My Left Is Where The Lake Is
Franklin / Gill:
To My Left Is Where The Lake Is

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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A series of improvisations recorded in an afternoon in Melbourne, Australia between bass guitarist Joseph Franklin and saxophonist Sam Gill on alto & soprano, this the debut of their duo work that since 2018 has developed a unique discourse of adept interaction from calmly precise to rapid & disciplined exchanges, connected by textural and exploratory periods.

Abrahams, Chris: Appearance
Abrahams, Chris:
Appearance

(Room40 -- Australia )


Price: $18.95    




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Distilling his work with the trio The Necks, Australian pianist Chris Abrahams extends his solo discography with this gorgeous album of two extended improvisations recorded in the studio in Sydney, performing on a beautifully resonant acoustic piano as he unfolds each work, intensely personal and rich in Abrahams' unique way of evolving melody and form.

Abrahams, Chris: Thrown (15th Anniversary Edition)
Abrahams, Chris:
Thrown (15th Anniversary Edition)

(Room40 -- Australia )


Price: $12.99    




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Reissuing The Necks' pianist Chris Abrahams' 2004 solo album, a unique set of recordings that reflects both on his improvisational life and his explorative nature, recorded using a Positive Organ, Forte Piano, DX 7 and an acoustic piano, each piece evoking distinct sonic environments and approaches to playing and compositions that makes sense in the overall presentation.

 

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