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Davies, Rhodri / Nikos Velitotis: Hotel Art Head [BOOK]
Davies, Rhodri / Nikos Velitotis:
Hotel Art Head [BOOK]

(gwasg amgen -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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A curious book of images from artists including Rhodri Davies, John Butcher, Angharad Davies, Richard Dawson, &c. photographed in a location familiar to a touring musician--a budget hotel room--pictured laying on the bed with each artist's head covered by that room's hotel wall painting, from typically insipid to perplexingly unexpected.

Musicworks: #143 Fall 2022 [MAGAZINE + CD]
Musicworks:
#143 Fall 2022 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )


Price: $15.95    




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Fall 2022 issue of Canada's most fascinating and diverse music magazine; Montreal Violinist And Composer Jessica Moss; Musical Repatriation and Reconciliation with Canada's Indigenous Peoples; sound artist Tona Walt Ohama; Interdisciplinary Artist Chloe Alexandra Thompson; electronic artist Mariana Vieira; Jordan Dykstra; Sabarah Pilon; The London Contemporary Music Festival, &c. &c.

Rammel, Hal: The Amplified Palette: A History in Pictures [BOOK + 2 CDS]
Rammel, Hal:
The Amplified Palette: A History in Pictures [BOOK + 2 CDS]

(Penumbra -- USA )


Price: $28.95    




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A book and 2 CDs celebrating the 25th anniversary of this unusual and fascinating musical instrument designed and built by Hal Rammel, an artist's palette outfitted with a contact mic and vertically-mounted rods, played with a variety of uniquely designed bows and mallets.

Ravenstine, Allen : Four Stories Book [BOOK]
Ravenstine, Allen :
Four Stories Book [BOOK]

(Recommended Records -- UK )


Price: $9.95    




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The original EML synthesizer player for the unique and forward-thinking Cleveland rock band Pere UBU, Allen Ravenstine presents an illustrated book with four stories written during his touring days and referring to those years, originally published in Cleveland Edition, The ReR Records Quarterly, and The Penguin Book of Rock and Roll Writing.

Wire, The: #340 June 2012  [MAGAZINE]
Wire, The:
#340 June 2012 [MAGAZINE]

(The Wire -- Great Britain )


Price: $8.95    




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On the cover: R Stevie Moore; Features: Annea Lockwood; Bass Clef.; Invisible Jukebox: Jan Jelinek; Plus: Don Preston; Nik Colk Void; Traxman; Flying Nun; live, DVD, CD, and print reviews, &c.

Wire, The: #359 January 2014 [MAGAZINE]
Wire, The:
#359 January 2014 [MAGAZINE]

(The Wire -- Great Britain )


Price: $9.95    




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Wire's annual survey of the past 12 months, including their Top 50 Releases, Top 50 Archive Releases, and commentary from Simon Reynolds, Clive Bell, Agata Pyzik, &c. &c.

Wire, The: #367 September 2014 [MAGAZINE]
Wire, The:
#367 September 2014 [MAGAZINE]

(The Wire -- Great Britain )


Price: $9.95    




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September 2014 issue of the UK's finest music magazine. On the cover: Dean Blunt; Plus David Rosenboom; The Primer: Pharoah Sanders; Cross Platform: Sarah Angliss; Invisible Jukebox: Justin Broadrick (Godflesh); Drew Mulholland; Catherine Lamb; Slackk; &c. &c.

Wire, The: #396 February 2017 [MAGAZINE]
Wire, The:
#396 February 2017 [MAGAZINE]

(The Wire -- UK )


Price: $9.95    




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On the cover: Run The Jewels, hiphop's 24 carat duo of El-P and Killer Mike; interview with Russian composer and Tarkovsky collaborator Edward Artemiev; Lisbon's new jazz vanguard; + Dubplates & Mastering's Rashad Becker Invisible Jukebox; views, news, reviews, &c.

Brotzmann, Peter / Han Bennink: Schwarzwaldfahrt [CD + BOOK]
Brotzmann, Peter / Han Bennink:
Schwarzwaldfahrt [CD + BOOK]

(Trost Records -- Austria )


Price: $46.95    




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Expanding on their 1977 FMP album of open-air improvisations by Peter Brotzmann and Han Bennink, recording in the Black Forest of Baden-Wurttemberg using wind instruments & percussion, the ambiance of birds and planes, water, drums from logs, &c.; an idiosyncratic and wonderful album of free possibilities, now paired with a book of photos from their excursion.

Samartzis, Philip: Atmospheres And Disturbances [CD + BOOK]
Samartzis, Philip:
Atmospheres And Disturbances [CD + BOOK]

(Room40 -- Australia )


Price: $23.95    




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A work of scientific sound from Australian sound artist Philip Samartzis, creating compositions based on field work from the High-Altitude Research Station at Jungfraujoch, Switzerland, over four weeks deploying various recording devices and microphones in and around the station to capture anthropogenic & geophysical forces, allowing listeners to experience the ecology under stress.

Musicworks: #144 Winter 2022/2023 [MAGAZINE + CD]
Musicworks:
#144 Winter 2022/2023 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )


Price: $15.95    




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The Winter 2022/23 issue of Canada's most interesting music magazine including a 15-track compilation CD of new and rediscovered music from artists featured in the magazine; SLOWPITCHSOUND on the cover, plus articles on Gordon Grdina, performance artist Kite, Toronto's Audiopollination music series, sound artist Seth A Smith, live and recorded reviews, &c. &c.

La Casa, Eric: Barrieres Mobiles [CD + 40pg BOOKLET]
La Casa, Eric:
Barrieres Mobiles [CD + 40pg BOOKLET]

(Swarming -- France )


Price: $16.95    




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A series of sound impressions and an audio documentary of metal barriers placed at entrances to public buildings after the coordinated 2015 Paris attacks by ISIS; 29 compositions recorded and mixed between 2018-2023 by Eric La Casa, wondering what the barriers protected Parisians from, and answering the question of what Paris sounds like to the barriers themselves.

Musicworks: #145 Summer 2023 [MAGAZINE + CD]
Musicworks:
#145 Summer 2023 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )


Price: $15.95    




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The Summer 2023 issue of Canada's finest music magazine covering contemporary improvised, composed and experimental music, with Simone Schmidt's Audible Songs of Defiant Meaning on the cover, plus features on Nicole Mitchell and Coco Elysses, Levy Lorenzo, Wayne Lavallee, along with recorded & live reviews, and a 10-track CD with pieces from the artist within.

Parker, William: Conversations IV [BOOK]
Parker, William:
Conversations IV [BOOK]

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $44.95    




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The fourth book in New York improvising bassist William Parker's interview with other improvisers, here with 29 interviews, and 24 works of art by Jeff Schlangler; interviews include Peter Brötzmann, Darius Jones, Ava Mendoza, Zeena Parkins, Tom Rainey, Bobby Zankel, Evan Parker, James Brandon Lewis, Micheal Bisio, Mario Pavone, Taylor Ho Bynum, &c.

Dykstra, Jordan: A Known Unknown [CDr w/ Score Booklet]
Dykstra, Jordan:
A Known Unknown [CDr w/ Score Booklet]

(Editions Verde -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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A fascinating conceptual work on CD and printed score that attempts to sonically represent celestial events through guided improvisations, providing the performers an abstract of the main musical ideas and options on how to execute them, exploring microtonal sounds, harmonic interactions and sound as moments within physical boundaries, here in a studio realization in Zurich.

Kahn, Jason: All Along the Way [BOOK + CD]
Kahn, Jason:
All Along the Way [BOOK + CD]

(Editions -- Switzerland )


Price: $23.95    




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Swiss sound artist Jason Kahn chronicles his 37-solo concert tour through North America from the US to Canada, exploring the state of DIY experimental music scenes post-pandemic, including a CD of concert recordings in Portland and Chicago in 2022 using local radio and field recordings from each city, along with mod synths, tube amp, electromagnetic transducers and contact mics.

Dykstra, Jordan: A Known Unknown [CDr w/ Score Booklet] <i>[Used Item]</i>
Dykstra, Jordan:
A Known Unknown [CDr w/ Score Booklet] [Used Item]

(Editions Verde -- USA )


Price: $9.00    




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A fascinating conceptual work on CD and printed score that attempts to sonically represent celestial events through guided improvisations, providing the performers an abstract of the main musical ideas and options on how to execute them, exploring microtonal sounds, harmonic interactions and sound as moments within physical boundaries, here in a studio realization in Zurich.

Pere Ubu: Elitism For The People: 1975-1978 [4 CD BOOKBACK + DOWNLOAD]
Pere Ubu:
Elitism For The People: 1975-1978 [4 CD BOOKBACK + DOWNLOAD]

(Fire -- UK )


Price: $47.95    




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Compiling two of the earliest and most essential albums from legendary Cleveland art rock band Pere Ubu--The Modern Dance and Dub Housing (1978), along with the 1995 compilation the Hearpen Singles and a 1977 live set in Manhattan, in a four-disc 'bookback' set featuring excerpts from the Pere Ubu scrapbook 75-82, written by David Thomas, including historical photos.

Pere Ubu: Architecture For The People: 1979-1982 [4 CD BOOKBACK + DOWNLOAD]
Pere Ubu:
Architecture For The People: 1979-1982 [4 CD BOOKBACK + DOWNLOAD]

(Fire -- UK )


Price: $47.95    




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Compiling three essential albums from legendary Cleveland art rock band Pere Ubu--New Picnic Time (1979), The Art Of Walking (1980), and Song Of The Bailing Man, along with an album of out-takes and oddities, Architectural Salvage (1981), presented in a handsome four-disc 'bookback' with notes and memorabilia approved by the band.

Allen, Clifford: Singularity Codex: Matthew Shipp On Rogueart [BOOK]
Allen, Clifford:
Singularity Codex: Matthew Shipp On Rogueart [BOOK]

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $23.95    




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Clifford Allen frames the work of pianist Matthew Shipp and his collaborators through his work on the RogueArt label of 25 albums and a book with poet Steve Dalachinsky, providing insight and context into Shipp's music through photographs, essays and interviews with William Parker, Rob Brown, Whit Dickey, Joe Morris, Yuko Otomo, Michel Dorbon, and Jim Clouse.

Lockwood, Annea: Glass World [CD & BOOK]
Lockwood, Annea:
Glass World [CD & BOOK]

(Room40 -- Australia )


Price: $23.95    




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Twenty three succinct recordings sourced from glass and related objects--wine glasses, glass bulbs, water jars, glass rods, &c.--each allowed to resonate or sing its unique characteristics, released as a vinyl album in 1970 and here remastered by Lawrence English under the guidance of Annea Lockwood herself; a unique album opening a microcosm of richly translucent sound.

Musicworks: #146 Fall 2023 [MAGAZINE + CD]
Musicworks:
#146 Fall 2023 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )


Price: $15.95    




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Fall 2023 issue of Canada's premiere new music magazine, with Julie Richards on the cover in an article exploring the legacy of little known Black female composers; plus articles on Maria Chavez and her turntable art; Michele Geister use of '80s music TV; composer Trevor Grahl; Mustafa Rafiq; Evan Dysart; plus reviews, essays and a CD of tracks from the aforementioned artists.

Cutler, Chris: Compositions And Collaborations 1972-2022: In A Box [10 CD / DVD / BOOKLET BOX SET]
Cutler, Chris:
Compositions And Collaborations 1972-2022: In A Box [10 CD / DVD / BOOKLET BOX SET]

(Recommended Records -- UK )


Price: $74.95    




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An amazing collection and reflection on the work of percussionist, composer and connector Chris Cutler of Henry Cow fame and founder of the highly influential Recommended Records label and distribution service, through 10 CDs, 1 DVD and two books of documentation, artwork, photographs, published and unpublished texts in a sturdy box, with over five hours of unreleased materials.

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.

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.

Musicworks: #147 Winter 2024 [MAGAZINE + CD]
Musicworks:
#147 Winter 2024 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )


Price: $15.95    




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Winter 2024 issue of Canada's premiere new music magazine, with Saxophonist Andrew MacKelvie on the cover; plus features on Indonesia's Music Subculture; Sonny-Ray Day Ride; Solidaridad Tango; A History of the Canadian Electronic Ensemble; plus album reviews, essays and a CD of tracks from artists covered in the magazine.

Ulher, Birgit: Split Friction - Audiovisual Works [BOOK]
Ulher, Birgit:
Split Friction - Audiovisual Works [BOOK]

(Private -- Germany )


Price: $34.95    




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Published on the occasion of Birgit Ulher's exhibition Split Friction at Errant Sound in Berlin from November 24-26, 2023, an interdisciplinary project spanning the intersection between exhibition, video, performance, concert and sound installation, documented in this 96 page full-color book with images from the installation, graphic scores, and essays in English & German.

Kahn, Jason : Space Text Sound [BOOK]
Kahn, Jason :
Space Text Sound [BOOK]

(Editions -- Switzerland )


Price: $17.95    




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A 244 page book documenting text material used in three of sound experimenter Jason Kahn's recent installations: "An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Hong Kong (After Perec)" (2016), "Drifting" (2016) and "Other Ghosts" (2015), emphasizing how words can convey the sense of place sounds can, and how these words impart a feeling for inner spaces.

Musicworks: #148 Summer 2024 [MAGAZINE + CD]
Musicworks:
#148 Summer 2024 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )


Price: $15.95    




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Summer 2024 issue of Canada's new music magazine, with composer & sound designer Stefana Fratila on the cover; plus articles on Evan Parker & Matthew Wright; Big Ears review; Filipino-Canadian composer Juro Kim Feliz; Brunswick composer & sound artist Charles Harding; the Canadian Afro-Cuban duo behind the ensemble Okan; plus album reviews, essays and a CD of tracks from artists in the magazine.



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