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Dunning, Graham / Edward Lucas: End Of A Cable [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Dunning, Graham / Edward Lucas:
End Of A Cable [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tsss Tapes -- Spain )


Price: $8.95    


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A series of unusual improvisations between London free improvising trombonist Edward Lucas (Hyperion Ensemble, London Experimental Ensemble) and experimental sound artist, turntablist & percussionist Graham Dunning, merging acoustic sources with controlled feedback, objects and field recordings, pressed to dubplate to create these engagingly strange and concise dialogs.

Jacques, Anne-F / Takamitsu Ohta: Oto to Secchi [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Jacques, Anne-F / Takamitsu Ohta:
Oto to Secchi [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tsss Tapes -- Spain )


Price: $8.95    


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Using small objects and contact microphones to create peacefully clacking, mewling and idiosyncratic utterances, sound artists Takamitsu Ohta and Anne-Francoise Jacques developed this installation shown in 2019 at the Bonjour! Gendaibunmei gallery in Kyoto, recorded by Jacques as a tour of the various sonic manifestations that a visitor to the gallery might experience.

Jacques, Anne-Francoise / Tim Olive: Bistre [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Jacques, Anne-Francoise / Tim Olive:
Bistre [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tsss Tapes -- Spain )


Price: $8.95    


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The fourth release from the long-standing sonic research duo of Montreal sound artist Anne-F Jacques, who uses "rotating devices" based around small amplified motors, and Montreal ex-patriot living in Kobe, Japan Tim Olive (845 Audio), using magnetic pickups on objects and self-built instruments, here in six richly detailed and sometimes curiously menacing recordings.

Nakajima, Rie: Fusuma [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Nakajima, Rie:
Fusuma [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tsss Tapes -- Spain )


Price: $8.95    


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Working with sculpture and objects in sound installations and live performance, Rie Nakajima captured this appealing set of kinetic performances named for the objects featured in each: a handle of a Japanese sliding door (fusuma), Japanese rice bowls, coils, jars, shells, flower pots, plastic bags, tin foil, tin cans, chopsticks, a bamboo pot, stones, cups, &c.

Olive, Tim / Kayu Nakada: Entenka [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Olive, Tim / Kayu Nakada:
Entenka [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tsss Tapes -- Spain )


Price: $8.95    


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Applying techniques similar to those of the prepared piano, Japanese experimental artist Kayu Nakada uses circuit bending--circuit boards from electronic instruments short circuited for new effects--joining forces with Japan-based Canadian electronic instrument maker Tim Olive (845 Audio) for four works of intriguingly interactive glitch, hum, static and sonic inexplicables.

Jacques, Anne-F : Poudrerie [CASSETTE]
Jacques, Anne-F :
Poudrerie [CASSETTE]

(Winds Measure -- USA )


Price: $9.95    


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Using handmade devices and contraptions including small motors and found objects, Montreal sound experimenter Anne-Francoise Jacquese amplifies her miniature devices to create unexpectedly large textures and rhythms, which she manipulates with great instinct to create fascinating sonic environments, heard here in four pieces recorded in Montreal and Sackville from 2018-19.

Grdina, Gordon / Jim Black: Martian Kitties [CASSETTE W/ DOWNLOAD]
Grdina, Gordon / Jim Black:
Martian Kitties [CASSETTE W/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $7.95    


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Thirteen succinct improvisations pitting Gordon Grdina's swinging middle-eastern flavors on the oud offset by gritty, experimental guitar work against drummer Jim Black's well-chosen and rock-solid grooves, an engaging album that shifts and explores a tremendous range of ideas and adventurous attitudes that span jazz, rock and experimental genres with ease.

Mako Sica (feat Tatsu Aoki / Thymme Jones / Jacob Fawcett) : Garland of Heads  [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Mako Sica (feat Tatsu Aoki / Thymme Jones / Jacob Fawcett) :
Garland of Heads [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $7.95    


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With virtually the same lineup as their Feeding Tube album Ourania, the Chicago-based duo of Mako Sica--Brent Fuscaldo (electric bass, voice, harmonica & percussion) and Przemyslaw Krys Drazek (electric trumpet, electric guitar & mandolin)--again join with Tatsu Aoki on bass & shamisen and Thymme Jones on keyboards, trumpet, balloon & voice, subbing drummer Jacob Fawcett.

Cooper, Jack / Jeff Tobias : Tributaries [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Cooper, Jack / Jeff Tobias :
Tributaries [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $7.95    


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Two side-long tracks of minimal improvisation from NY saxophonist Jeff Tobias (Sunwatchers) and UK guitarist Jack Cooper (Ultimate Painting); "Wicken" and "Debden" are named for and inspired by the tributaries of the River Cam in North Essex, revealing themselves in steady progressions and subtle application of instrumental technique in a beautifully flowing reflection.

Strictly Missionary (Pitsiokos / Eisenberg / Lenz / Murray / Neuburg): Heisse Scheisse [CASSETTE w/
Strictly Missionary (Pitsiokos / Eisenberg / Lenz / Murray / Neuburg):
Heisse Scheisse [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $7.95    


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Skronky multi-faceted NY Downtown-style improvisation with an electric edge from the quintet of Chris Pitsiokis on alto sax, winds, electronics & samples, Wendy Eisenberg on electric guitar, Richard Lenz on electric bass, Kevin Murray on acoustic & electronic drums and Nick Neuburg on percussion, rolling and rollicking through riffs and scrabbly exploration.

Mazzarella / Haker Flaten / Ra: What You Seek is Seeking You [CASSETTE W/ DOWNLOAD]
Mazzarella / Haker Flaten / Ra:
What You Seek is Seeking You [CASSETTE W/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $7.95    


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The Nick Mazzarella Trio, here configured as Mazzarella on alto saxophone & bells, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass and Avreeayl Ra on drums, are heard live at Constellation in Chicago in 2019, bringing together two generations of Chicago improvisers with Norwegian/US drummer Haker-Flaten for seven pieces espousing both tradition and innovative creative approaches.

Johansson / Fite / Grip: Swinging at Topsi's [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Johansson / Fite / Grip:
Swinging at Topsi's [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $7.95    


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An evening of free improvisation recorded in Berlin at au Topsi Pohl in 2020 from the Swedish trio of Euro Free Jazz legend Sven-Ake Johansson on drums, Niklas Fite on acoustic guitar and Joel Grip on double bass, performing two extended and dynamic improvisations, and then settling into jazz standard form for "Isn't It Romantic" and "Out of Nowhere" sung by by Johansson.

Liyou, Lucy / YSKA: A Need/A Want [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Liyou, Lucy / YSKA:
A Need/A Want [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )


Price: $8.95    


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Narrated by text-to-speech vocalization, Korean-American pianist and composer Lucy Liyou collaborates with Bulgarian-born guitarist Ivana Kafedjiyska (YSKA) in an album of languorously floating and understatedly abrasive music complemented by subtle field recordings, two works of curiously philosophical, baffling and observational verse; unique and compelling.

Olive, Tim: Ribbon [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Olive, Tim:
Ribbon [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )


Price: $8.95    


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Sonic exploration and studio composition from Kobe, Japan-based, Canadian sound artist Tim Olive, using amplified objects, cast-off electronics and home made instruments including metal teeth, tuning forks, clockwork motors, electromagnets, cassette playback heads and magnetic pickups, recording each and layering them in the studio to create corrosively captivating aural journeys.

Mendoza, Ava: New Spells [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Mendoza, Ava:
New Spells [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $7.95    


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A joint release between Astral Spirts and Relative Pitch, guitarist Ava Mendoza conjures five assertive and rugged "spells" performed on solo electric guitar, passionate works of raw technical skill and bold power as she improvises over two songs composed by herself, alongside pieces written for her from Devin Hoff, Trevor Dunn and John Dikeman.

Thollem's Astral Traveling Sessions: Compilation Cassette [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Thollem's Astral Traveling Sessions:
Compilation Cassette [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $7.95    


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Travelling through the US & Greece to join with performers for duos and trios, in six recordings between pianist Thollem McDonas in a trio with Amy Denio & Samantha Boshnack; a duo with Seetha Shivaswamy; a trio with Mat Weisman and Rick Kodramaz; a duo with Djallo Djakate; a hand percussion duo with Jason Finkelman; and a vocal duo with Maria Karamouza.

Huvudbry: Det ar ingen ordning pa allting [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Huvudbry:
Det ar ingen ordning pa allting [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Huvudbry Recordings -- USA )


Price: $7.95    


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Drummer Hampus Ohman-Frolund (Apuh!) leads the Huvudbry septet of structured rock forms, with an intriguing orchestration of trumpet, lap steel, double bass, guitars, keyboard and voice, using intervals of unusual sonic experimentation and field recordings to create a unique album that bassist Mats Dimming refers to as "A mix of Captain Beefheart, Yann Tiersen & Swedish House Mafia".

Huvudbry : Piggelin-rundan [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Huvudbry :
Piggelin-rundan [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Huvudbry Recordings -- USA )


Price: $7.95    


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Essentially a solo album from composer and improviser based in NYC Hampus Öhman-Frölund, this extended work uses a zither as its basis, augmented by a MicroKorg and the voice of Huvudbry bandmate Avery Leigh Draut, using no set tempo and framed and inspired around a picture of the woods near where Öhman-Frölund grew up; really lovely and inspired work.

Center For Whatever: Boogie Spiderland [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Center For Whatever:
Boogie Spiderland [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Huvudbry Recordings -- USA )


Price: $7.95    


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The first collaboration between Brooklyn-based experimental improvising drummer Hampus Ohman-Frolund (Apuh!) and guitarist John Lindaman (True Love Always), blurring rock forms and experimental electronics into a hybrid space rock that takes unexpected twists and turns, with the goal to produce compelling psychedelic inspired sound; headphones recommended!

Center For Whatever: Ensorcelled [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Center For Whatever:
Ensorcelled [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Huvudbry Recordings -- USA )


Price: $7.95    


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An intensely experimental journey in sound through guitars, electronics and percussion from the Brooklyn-based duo of John Lindaman and Hampus Ohman, a diverse set of pieces improvised using sound sculpting, noise and melodic elements, creating a great balance between darkness and light amidst solid conceptual and technical approaches to their instruments.

Directives : Protenomaly [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Directives :
Protenomaly [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Aubjects -- USA )


Price: $13.95    


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Aubjects label leader D. Petri (Amalgamated, Dog Hallucination) continues his work in unusual and sometimes aggressive exploration of the guitar as a sound source, looking for "novel anomalies" in amorphous compositions, seeking an extreme mixture of audio fidelities, peculiar equipment configurations, personally significant field recordings & various multi-level manipulations, in parts joined by Hillary Ulman on percussion.

Teube : Teube [CASSETTE]
Teube :
Teube [CASSETTE]

(BeCoq -- France )


Price: $8.95    


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Strange environments of sound from the French trio of Simon Le Vigouroux on double bass, Cyril Noël on electronics and Thomas Coquelet on electronics, in two morphing works connected by name through each side of the cassette, expeditions guided by murky rythmic elements and mutated field recordings, surrounded by rich and darkly tinged sonic elements.

Weston, Matt: Sparky 2 [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Weston, Matt:
Sparky 2 [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(7272music -- USA )


Price: $7.95    


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The 2nd installment in percussionist Matt Weston's opera for percussion and electronics in a limited cassette + download, a cantankerous set of recordings that alternate disruption with introspectively unusual techniques realized through graphic, multidimensional and instantaneous scores, each piece a narrative exploring mental health struggles as they develop over time.

L'Ocell / Ferran Fages: El Declivi [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
L'Ocell / Ferran Fages:
El Declivi [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )


Price: $8.95    


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The third release from the Barcelona-based experimental improvising duo L'Ocell of Chilean acoustic guitarist Fernando Carraso and Spanish double bassist Àlex Reviriego-double bass, here joined by guitarist Ferran Fages (a member of Phicus and Radium with Reviriego), for a set of mysteriously dark improvisations recorded live at Sant Roma de Mianigues church.

Reichman, Ted: Dread Sea [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Reichman, Ted:
Dread Sea [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )


Price: $8.95    


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Initially based around improvisations on a mbira and a tiny accordion, NY improvisor Ted Reichman expanded the concept through complex systems of electronic treatments, developing layers of feedback, transpositions, distortions, intentional or accidental patterning that were performed in real time, creating an extended, deeply aquatic work split between the sides of a cassette.

Relatives, The (Borden / McKain / Suarez): The Relatives [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Relatives, The (Borden / McKain / Suarez):
The Relatives [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )


Price: $8.95    


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Bringing together New York City and Philadelphia improvisers, the trio of T.J. Borden on cello, James McKain on tenor sax and Leo Suarez on drums, freely improvising through a "personally refined approach to pointillistic communication, interplay and the construction/demolition of static foundations" evolved through repeated sessions and live recordings.

TAK + Brandon Lopez: Empty And/Or Church of Plenty [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
TAK + Brandon Lopez:
Empty And/Or Church of Plenty [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )


Price: $8.95    


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Rich sound worlds or mysterious space and controlled chaos in this work commission by the TAK ensemble, the score devised partly in text and partly through instruction, giving directions for interpretation to the performers--Laura Cocks, Madison Greenstone, Marina Kifferstein, Charlotte Mundy, Ellery Trafford & Lopez himself--allowing each to become part composer, part improviser.

Erica Dicker / Dennis Sullivan: Blood Luxury [CASSETTE w/ DOWNOAD]
Erica Dicker / Dennis Sullivan:
Blood Luxury [CASSETTE w/ DOWNOAD]

(Tubapede -- USA )


Price: $7.95    


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Delicate abrasions and corruption of their instruments from the NY duo of Erica Dicker (Till by Turning) on violin and Dennis Sullivan (Radical 2), 9 works of improvised soundscape and avant-raw chamber music through prepared strings, tapes, looped feedback, resonant metals, modified snares and liberally bowed surfaces, richly constrained and luxuriously blood-curdling.

Amalgamated: Solve et Coagula  [CASSETTE + ART BOOK]
Amalgamated:
Solve et Coagula [CASSETTE + ART BOOK]

(Aubjects -- USA )


Price: $16.95    


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The Amalgamated collective in a two cassette package including an extensive booklet of fractal images and a folding card with images; the music presents dark and detailed industrial sound, a mix of drone and collage that engulfs the listener into their alchemical world.

Branche, Sebastien: Lignes de Fuite [CASSETTE]
Branche, Sebastien:
Lignes de Fuite [CASSETTE]

(Mappa -- Slovokia )


Price: $9.95    


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Sebastien Branche (Insub Meta Orchestra, Miguel A. Garcia) uses the tenor saxophone as a sound source, meticulously applying extended techniques, circular breathing and the resonance of the saxophone itself during improvisation, using Supercollider software in a two-way collaboration where the instrument also transforms the sounds provided by the computer.

Chefkirk / S27E152 : Immediate Shred [CASSETTE]
Chefkirk / S27E152 :
Immediate Shred [CASSETTE]

(Bicephalic -- USA )


Price: $7.95    


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Part of a series of 8 split release cassettes, hand-painted & numbered; Side A presents S27E152, aka Brisbane's Tristan Eyles, using field recordings and image synthesis; Side B is Chefkirk, aka Roger Smith, combining concrete sound with improvised drone and harsh electronics.

Faint Glow / Justin Scott Gray : Quantum Ouch [CASSETTE]
Faint Glow / Justin Scott Gray :
Quantum Ouch [CASSETTE]

(Bicephalic -- USA )


Price: $7.95    


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Part of a series of 8 split release cassettes, hand-painted & numbered; Side A presents dark soundscapes from Jeff Winter, aka Faint Glow, in slowly unfolding electronic works; Side B a variety of electronic approaches from arpeggiated to slowly abrasive grumbling.

Farmer, Patrick : Wild Horses Think Of Nothing Else The Sea - Tape Readings [2 CASSETTES + TEXT]
Farmer, Patrick :
Wild Horses Think Of Nothing Else The Sea - Tape Readings [2 CASSETTES + TEXT]

(Winds Measure -- USA )


Price: $19.95    


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During 2012 Patrick Farmer walked half of the Welsh Coast, writing a series of observations, which on this release are read in environmental settings by Antoine Beuger, Jeph Jerman, Bruno Guastalla, Sally Ann McIntyre, Holly Pester, Daniela Cascella, & Michael Pisaro.

Hawkins, Chester: Metabolism Quartet / Nocturne For Poppy [CASSETTE]
Hawkins, Chester:
Metabolism Quartet / Nocturne For Poppy [CASSETTE]

(Zeromoon/ Intangible Arts -- USA )


Price: $8.95    


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Electro-psychedelic explorer Chester Hawkins presenting two live performances in Washington DC -- one recorded in isolation at Intangible Arts' studio (4th September 2018) and one in public at Rhizome community arts space (8th September 2018) -- improvised autopsies of Lutoslawski's String Quartet by means of three granular synth engines and one tape-edit/concrete emulator.

Hughes, Sarah: I Love This City And Its Outlying Lands [SINGLE SIDED CASSETTE]
Hughes, Sarah:
I Love This City And Its Outlying Lands [SINGLE SIDED CASSETTE]

(Mappa -- Slovokia )


Price: $9.95    


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A contemplative solo work of subtle nuance and laden atmospheres, slowly drifting through a virtual landscape of dampened details, from London composer and improviser Sarah Hughes, performing on zither, piano, Hammond organ, sine tones, white noise, electric harpsichord, and objects, using an eBow to draw sustained tones over which delicate progressions advance.

Hvizdalek / Nergaard / Tavil / Garner: Juxtaposition [CASSETTE]
Hvizdalek / Nergaard / Tavil / Garner:
Juxtaposition [CASSETTE]

(Nakama Records -- Norway )


Price: $8.95    


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Sonic sources of a wide variety of timbre, rhythm and tone, mixed with voice, feedback, even bird sounds, make up the strata of this intriguing album from Oslo Improvisers Agnes Hvizdalek (voice), Magnus Skavhaug Nergaard (electric bass, electronics, field recordings), Utku Tavil (snare drum, no input mixer, sampler), and Natali Abrahamsen Garner (voice, electronics).

Konrad Strumpfel & The Set: refrescoscopio [CASSETTE]
Konrad Strumpfel & The Set:
refrescoscopio [CASSETTE]

(Music a la Coque -- France )


Price: $5.95    


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An unissued album from Bavarian experimenter & songwriter Konrad Strumpfel and "The Set", the Czech duo of Herbert Lukundra & Josif Afkak, who added their contributions to Strumpfel's work which had been sent to them by post, the strengthening of the "Iron Curtain" between the USSR & Europe in the late 80s then prohibiting the release of their collaboration.

Miller / Mettler / Foisy: Grind Halts [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Miller / Mettler / Foisy:
Grind Halts [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )


Price: $8.95    


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Despite using traditional instrumentation, the Montreal trio of pianist Lisa Cay Miller, guitarist Vicky Mettler, and bassist Raphael Foisy-Couture avoid sounding anything but traditional, through preparations and a mischievous attitude transforming their instruments and applying them to a highly interactive and darkly optimistic set of very unique dialogs.

Mr. Stonecipher / Joshua Marquez: Faux [CASSETTE]
Mr. Stonecipher / Joshua Marquez:
Faux [CASSETTE]

(910 Noise -- USA )


Price: $8.95    


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A split cassette between Wilmington sound artists Joshua Marquez, a Filipino-American composer, guitarist, and activist who explores the liminal space between tone and noise; and Mr. Stonecipher, aka Ryan L Lewis IV, a sound artist and filmmaker who works with dramatic sound and feedback of a cinematic quality, often employing unusual objects as source.

Mr. Stonecipher Vs. Somnaphon: The Horsemaster's Daughter [CASSETTE]
Mr. Stonecipher Vs. Somnaphon:
The Horsemaster's Daughter [CASSETTE]

(910 Noise -- USA )


Price: $7.95    


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A cassette release joining 910 Noise and Ack Recordings from Ryan Lewis and August Traeger, harsh American noise that "will destroy the speakers" (Feast of Hate and Fear).

Ohta, Takamitsu: Three Relations Among The Flock [CASSETTE]
Ohta, Takamitsu:
Three Relations Among The Flock [CASSETTE]

(Winds Measure -- USA )


Price: $9.95    


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Takamitsu Ohta, known for his work with artists Anne-F Jacques & Ryoko Akama, in three unexpected recordings using the microphone and speaker of small devices with recording and playback ability, from five to fifteen such linked devices creating surprisingly stacatto and expressive voices from feedback, each piece aptly named for the resulting articulation each combination creates.

Weston, Matt: Sparky 1 [CASSETTE]
Weston, Matt:
Sparky 1 [CASSETTE]

(7272music -- USA )


Price: $7.95    


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Matt Weston (Arthur Brooks Ensemble V, Arc Pair) initiates a series of limited cassette releases with this solo album, seven works of percussion using traditional and idiosyncratic percussive sources with a pensive pace and somewhat irascible attitude, each piece fully notated and executed live in the studio, using a similar aesthetic to link each work.

Weston, Matt: Sparky 3 [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Weston, Matt:
Sparky 3 [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(4 Men With Beards -- USA )


Price: $7.95    


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The 3rd installment in percussionist & composer Matt Weston's serialized opera for percussion ensemble + electronics, a set of narratives and counter-narratives that explore mental health struggles as they develop over time in varying circumstances, realized through a combination of site-specific graphic, multidimensional and instantaneous scores.

Pavone, Jessica: ...of Late [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Pavone, Jessica:
...of Late [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $7.95    


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Borrowing from traditional music notation, Jessica Pavone's compositions for her string ensemble with Aimée Niemann and Abby Swidler alternates between metered and time-based scores allowing the performers freedom to move between long tone sounds and clusters at the performer's chosen rate, responding to each other while creating a "collaboratively sewn musical fabric".

Carter, Daniel / Matthew Ship / William Parker / Gerald Cleaver: Welcome Adventure! Vol. 2 [CASSETTE
Carter, Daniel / Matthew Ship / William Parker / Gerald Cleaver:
Welcome Adventure! Vol. 2 [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $13.99    


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The 2nd of two studio albums from the quartet of Daniel Carter on saxophone & flute, Matthew Shipp on piano, William Parker on bass and Gerald Cleaver on drums, recordings from the same sessions as the 1st volume with five shorter works, as the long-time collaborators and friends show their nearly telepathic rapport in adventurous and masterful modern jazz.

Ali / Foster / Lopez / Wallace: The Inflatable Leviathan [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Ali / Foster / Lopez / Wallace:
The Inflatable Leviathan [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )


Price: $8.95    


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The first studio recording for the performing quartet of New York improvisers, Cecilia Lopez (synthesizer), Michael Foster (tenor & soprano saxophones), Sean Ali (double bass) and Eli Wallace (upright piano), taking listeners on an inflating journey from "Stratosphere" to "Exosphere" through unorthodox approaches, from sparse intensity to dense textural interaction.

Baldwin, Nat : The Red Barn [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Baldwin, Nat :
The Red Barn [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )


Price: $8.95    


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A short book of fiction depicting dark scenes from the ambience of extraordinary normalcy, descriptive texts insinuating horror from everyday occurrence, written by double bassist Nat Baldwin and published by Calamari Press in 2017, here in an audio version of excerpts narrated by Baldwin himself, performing on double bass through two panned tracks of unusual improvisations.

Olencki, Weston: Old Time Music [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Olencki, Weston:
Old Time Music [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )


Price: $8.95    


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Multi-instrumentalist & experimental composer Weston Olencki in three historically-driven sound works, recording with saxophonist Anna Webber as they explore the tenor sax in jazz and recording studio technology; the banjo with bluegrass and the mechanized modernism of the Carolinas; and a pump organ with Sacred Harp hymnody and the aging marble industries of Vermont.

Weston, Matt: Sparky 4 [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Weston, Matt:
Sparky 4 [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(7272music -- USA )


Price: $7.95    


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The 4th installment in percussionist & composer Matt Weston's serialized opera for percussion ensemble + electronics, a set of narratives and counter-narratives that explore mental health struggles as they develop over time in varying circumstances, realized through a combination of site-specific graphic, multidimensional and instantaneous scores.

Elliott, Thom: Human Heart Worm [CASSETTE]
Elliott, Thom:
Human Heart Worm [CASSETTE]

(Tribe Tapes -- USA )


Price: $7.95    


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An album of thick, dark noise like a tunneling heart worm from Michigan noise musician Thom Elliott (Pleasure Dome Tapez), recorded in isolation during the pandemic in 2021, self-described as "my most aggressively revolting sonic landscapes", in four parts of detailed sludge that surprise with frequent sonic twists and turns on their pulsing tours.

Lee, Charmaine / Fred Lonberg-Holm / Gabby Fluke-Mogul / Joanna Mattrey / Weston Olencki: Live in Ac
Lee, Charmaine / Fred Lonberg-Holm / Gabby Fluke-Mogul / Joanna Mattrey / Weston Olencki:
Live in Accord [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )


Price: $8.95    


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Four configurations of far-reaching free improv at Notice Recordings's 2021 event in Accord, NY: a solo performance by Charmain Lee on voice & electronics; a duo between Lee and Weston Olnecki on synths & trombone; a trio from Gabby Fluke-Mogul on violin, Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello and Joanna Mattrey on viola; a duo between Lonberg-Holm and Olencki.

Motl, Kyle / Patrick Shiroishi: Apparitions [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Motl, Kyle / Patrick Shiroishi:
Apparitions [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )


Price: $8.95    


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The second album on Notice Recordings for West Coast free improvising saxophonist Patrick Shiroishi is a duo with San Diego-based double bassist Kyle Motl, in an exceptionally well-balanced example of powerful expression from both players, free blowing and turbulent exchanges offset by experimental introspective passages in four extended and excellent improvisations.

Munden-Dixon, Adrianne / Leo Chang: Some Time [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Munden-Dixon, Adrianne / Leo Chang:
Some Time [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )


Price: $8.95    


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Unusual interactions between electronically manipulated violin and an AMPIRI--an electronically enhanced Korean double reed instrument--from the Brooklyn duo of Leo Chang and Adrianne Munden Dixon, seven improvisations numbered "Sixteen" to "Twenty-Two", each a uniquely idiosyncratic exchange from quick slippery dialog to raspy dissonance of unexpected directions.

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

(Marthasville Fine Audio Recordings -- USA )


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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 )


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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.

Vernacular (Caswell / Kulcsar / Washington): The Little Bird [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Vernacular (Caswell / Kulcsar / Washington):
The Little Bird [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


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Originally released in 2004 on CDR and only now properly released, the Cleveland trio of Lawrence Caswell (bass, vocals), Chris Kulcsar (drums, guitar) and R.A. Washington (trumpet, percussion) embraced the heart of free jazz and the concepts of freedom in bold and passionate improvisation and a scathing song, captured in two concerts at The Black Eye and Grog Shop.

Lami, Giovanni / Giovanni di Domenico: Retrogress [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Lami, Giovanni / Giovanni di Domenico:
Retrogress [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tsss Tapes -- Italy )


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Four recordings from the collaboration of Italian sound artists Giovanni Di Domenico and Giovanni Lami, two prolific experimenters using real time manipulation of sounds that include piano, electronics and subliminal pulses, creating haunting cycles of muted progressions enveloped in harmonic environments, both tranquil and energetically compelling.

Nakajima, Rie / Takahiro Kawaguchi: Utsuho [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Nakajima, Rie / Takahiro Kawaguchi:
Utsuho [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tsss Tapes -- Italy )


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Rapid and lucid activity of mechanical and organic activity, a mad mechanism under the control of master machinists perking the ears in inexplicable ways, from the collaboration of Japanese sound artists Rie Nakajima and Takahiro Kawaguchi, their uncredited sources seemingly a mix of motors, bells, squeaky toys, material flurries, whistles, &c. &c.; playfully fascinating.

Various Artists: Free Percussion/Water [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Various Artists:
Free Percussion/Water [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tsss Tapes -- Italy )


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Demonstrating the striking diversity modern solo percussionists present, the Italian tape label TSSS Tapes compiles an international set of solo works from explorers Tim Daisy, Jeph Jerman, Ted Byrnes, Wojtek Kurek, Clinton Green, Rie Nakajima, Emilio Berne, Shakeeb Abu Hamdan, Lucie Nezri, Karen Willems, Paolo Sanna, Li Qing, Carlos Godinho, and Rodrigo Vieira.

Banabila, Michel: More Research From The Same Dept. [ [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Banabila, Michel:
More Research From The Same Dept. [ [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Tapu Records -- Netherlands )


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A followup to The Latest Research From The Department Of Electrical Engineering, Dutch experimental sound artist Michel Banabila shows his most explorative side through eleven compositions using electronics, found sounds, field recordings, synthetics and acousmatic sources, a wonderfully inspired set of contructions that float like machines in a dream.

Banabila, Michel : Winter Sketches Mixtape [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Banabila, Michel :
Winter Sketches Mixtape [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Tapu Records -- Netherlands )


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Extended tape mixes from Dutch experimenter and sound artist Michel Banabila, using recycled tapes and a granular sampler to create layers that include physical sounds and aberrant behavior of cassette tapes themselves, in two extended "Sketches" plus seven shorter works, three never previously released, particularly "Camera" featuring Olaf Keus on snare & conga.

McEvoy, Aonghus : Under & Cracked [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
McEvoy, Aonghus :
Under & Cracked [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


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Beautifully flowing acoustic avant folk under a diverse set of influences from the Dublin five-piece band led by acoustic and electric guitarist Aonghus McEvoy, with George Brennan on electronics, David Lacey on drums, Sean Maynard Smith on upright bass and Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh on viola, evolving their tracks from pastoral to edgy agitation or ecstatic drone.

Waldman, Devin Brahja / Hamid Drake: Mediumistic Methodology [CASSETTE]
Waldman, Devin Brahja / Hamid Drake:
Mediumistic Methodology [CASSETTE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


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Evoking the spirit of a seance experienced by alto saxophonist Devin Brahja Waldman, the duo of Waldman and drummer Hamid Drake are captured live at Elastic Arts, in Chicago, beginning as a mysteriously delicate concert of intricately introspective playing and spiritual reflection, building to a free jazz drum & sax duo of powerful and enthusiastic release.

Haters, The  / Kavader: De Haters Und Kadaver [CASSETTE]
Haters, The / Kavader:
De Haters Und Kadaver [CASSETTE]

(Tribe Tapes -- USA )


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A split cassette of dark industrial noise from the long-running experimental sound unit The Haters founded by G.X. Jupitter-Larsen, in a cantankerous 10 minute buzz saw drone; and a "Venemous Agent" from the Israeli noise band Kadaver, aka Michael Zolotov, in a cycling work that builds to an oscillating throb of metalic and rumbling sources; edition of 75.

Rosenfeld, Marina: roygbiv&b [BOOK]
Rosenfeld, Marina:
roygbiv&b [BOOK]

(Run/Off Editions -- USA )


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A handsome spiral-bound book to accompany experimental sound artist and turntablist Marin Rosenfeld's roygbiv&b project riffing on the title through performance memory exercises, with text including a "User's Manual", a foreward by musicologist Benjamin Piekut, color & b/w images from the performance & exhibition, and four fold-out pages with scores.

Belorukov, Ilia / Jason Kahn: Studio Album [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Belorukov, Ilia / Jason Kahn:
Studio Album [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )


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Recorded in two studios — Saint-Petersburg, Russia and Zurich, Switzerland — capturing 5 encounters between experimental improvisers Ilia Belorukov performing on modular synthesizer, and Jason Kahn, who steps away from his electronics and drums in favor of stark vocalizing, each providing perfectly caustic responses to the other's intense and determined tactics.

Bennett, Ben / Zoots Houston / Fred Lonberg-Holm: Pinkie No [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Bennett, Ben / Zoots Houston / Fred Lonberg-Holm:
Pinkie No [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )


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Captured live at Chicago's Elastic Arts, the trio of Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello, Ben Bennett on percussion, and Zoots Houston on synthesizer, work on a nearly microscopic level as they use extended techniques and unusual synthetic timbres, transforming from abrasive and gritty to broad tonal environments, from monumental sound to moments of pin drops; fascinating.

Bishop, Jeb Centrifugal Trio: [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Bishop, Jeb Centrifugal Trio:
[CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


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A live recording from zentri-fuge in Berlin, led by trombonist Jeb Bishop, with Milan bassist Antonio Borghini (Mike Patton's Mondo Cane) and German drummer Michael Griener (Carl-Ludwig Hübsch' Primordial Soup), in a collective set of free and energetic improvisations, five pieces that "Jounce", "Jitter", "Plumb" and "Dither" through an exciting and expressive concert.

Blonk, Jaap / Damon Smith: Hugo Ball: Sechs Laut- Und Klanggedichte 1916 (Six Sound Poems, 1916) [CA
Blonk, Jaap / Damon Smith:
Hugo Ball: Sechs Laut- Und Klanggedichte 1916 (Six Sound Poems, 1916) [CASSETTE]

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )


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Three free improvisations for voice & double bass + improvisations on Hugo Ball's Six Sound Poems from the duo of free improvising vocalist Jaap Blonk and double bassist Damon Smith.

Corcoran, Kevin / Jacob Felix Heule: Erosion [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Corcoran, Kevin / Jacob Felix Heule:
Erosion [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )


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An improvisational investigation into two bass drums over two extended recordings from West Coast experimental improvisers Kevin Corcoran and Jacob Felix Heule, as they apply an arsenal of unusual techniques and engage every inch of the drums with a diverse set of objects, evoking strange sounds, pattering rhythmic echoes, metallic cries and deep rumbling effects.

Hatcher, Gerrit: Good Weight [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Hatcher, Gerrit:
Good Weight [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Amalgam -- USA )


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Chicago tenor saxophonist Gerrit Hatcher, known for his duos with Anton Hatwich and with Julian Kirshner, the improvising trio Devouring the Guilt with Eli Namay & Bill Harris and a trio with Mars Williams & Lia Kohl, is heard here in three extended solo improvisations, with strong tone riffing on grooves, exuding warm melodies, and running demanding technical passages on his horn.

Jerman, Jeph: Popular Fictions [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Jerman, Jeph:
Popular Fictions [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tsss Tapes -- Italy )


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Two side-long compositions from audio explorer Jeph Jerman, assembled using recordings of objects including "mouth, stone, wood, glass, metal, paper, plastic, radio" plus field recordings made through the spring and summer of 2020 in and around Cottonwood, AZ, joined with audio contributions from Doug Theriault, Chris Reider, Julie Schubert, &c.

Novik, Aaron: Grounded [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Novik, Aaron:
Grounded [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


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During the lockdown of 2020 clarinetist and composer Aaron Novik recorded the sounds of clarinet, bass clarinet and contrabass clarinet, using those samples to create this 10-part composition, a work of active counterpoint and minimalist structures with a playful sense of humor, the character of the samples bringing forth both acoustic and electronic evocations.

Cameron / Smith / Cunningham: Time Without Hours [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Cameron / Smith / Cunningham:
Time Without Hours [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Storm Cellar -- USA )


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The of trio of Lisa Cameron on percussion, Damon Smith on double bass and Alex Cunningham on violin, continue their work after 2020's Dawn Throws Its First Knife with this cassette and download releases of five collective improvisations, using extended techniques amidst cogent conversation, from assertively exciting to darkly moody atmospheric interplay.

Olive, Tim: Okay Grand Dependable [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Olive, Tim:
Okay Grand Dependable [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Verz Imprint -- UK )


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A mysterious set of four works using magnetic pickups to create a diverse set of soundscapes, from ringing tones to cantankerous scratchy earthquake zones, with radio captures alone or on top of those environments adding a sense of mystery to each piece, sometimes providing enigmatic voices, sometimes static, sometimes strange signal and carrier waves; fascinating.



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