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Cassettes


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

(Notice Recordings -- USA )

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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.

Naka,Takuji / Tim Olive: Minouragatake [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Naka,Takuji / Tim Olive:
Minouragatake [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )

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Working extensively together in recording and touring, Japanese experimental sound artist Takuji Naka and Canadian ex-pat Tim Olive living in Kobe, Japan, recorded thise seven improvisations in the studio in Kyoto, 2019, using lo-fi electronics, distressed cassette tape and self-made instruments to create a unique sound in unusual dialogs of mysterious sonic motion.

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.

Jackson / Baker / Kirshner: So Glossy and So Thin [CASSETTE W/ DOWNLOAD] Jackson / Baker / Kirshner:
So Glossy and So Thin [CASSETTE W/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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The second release for the Chicago trio of Keefe Jackson on tenor & sopranino saxophones, Jim Baker on piano & synthesizer, and Julian Kirshner on drums, following their 2016 album The Noisy Miner, are heard in two performances a year apart at the Hungry Brain, each an extended exploration of remarkably compatible, creative and uniquely lyrical collective collaboration.av

Pavone, J. String Ensemble: Lost and Found [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Pavone, J. String Ensemble:
Lost and Found [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Jessica Pavones String Ensemble with Pavone and Abby Swidler on violas, and Erica Dicker and Angela Morris on violins, are recorded live at Firehouse 12 in a set of Pavone compositions combining traditional notation and improvisation, with a focus on sustained collaborative playing and the application of ideas exploring the healing potential of sonic vibrations.

Francis, Richard / Frans De Waard: Retired Dilettantes  [CASSETTE] Francis, Richard / Frans De Waard:
Retired Dilettantes [CASSETTE]

(The Tapeworm -- UK )

Price: $11.95    

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Sound artists Richard Francis and Fran de Waard (Vital Weekly) developed these recordings in de Waard's studio in The Netherlands, using modular electronics, field recordings, computer, and tapes, each side a section of an extended composition from delicate static and complex electrical textures to the bursting of loud drones.

  Glochids:
Originals [CASSETTE] [Used Item]

(Weird Ear -- USA )

Price: $3.95    

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Previously played Squidco store copy, used for cataloging and samples, in excellent condition.

Review Copy, not new but in mint condition. May have a strike, the word "Promo" or a drill hole. Inquire on condition if you are concern...

Montgomery & Turner : Sounds Passing Through Circumstances [CASSETTE W/ DOWNLOAD] Montgomery & Turner :
Sounds Passing Through Circumstances [CASSETTE W/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Editions -- USA )

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Chicago sound artists Jayve Montgomery on saxophone & flute and Nick Turner on Mellotron, present an epic two part work of effected sound, two contemplative pieces of twilight environments, the first mysteriously punctuated with distant percussive elements, the second a hopeful work of glacial melody and harmonic tones; a great sonic companion under the influence.

Cymerman, Jeremiah / Charlie Looker: A Horizon Made of Canvas [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Cymerman, Jeremiah / Charlie Looker:
A Horizon Made of Canvas [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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A series of ominous duos on the dark side from NY improviser Jeremiah Cymerman on clarinets & pedals, and Charlie Looker (Extra Life, Psalm Zero) on guitars & piano, each of the five pieces exploring murky caverns of warmly bleak environments rendered through Looker's deep piano & guitar work, perforated by cracks of light through Cymerman's riffs & exclamations.

Lonberg-Holm, Fred: Lisbon Solo [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Lonberg-Holm, Fred:
Lisbon Solo [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )

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Using a variety of extended techniques, Chicago cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm conjures a barrage of multiphonics, interwoven timbral excursions and minuscule textural knots lined along the peripheral architecture of these pieces, captured live in the studio at at Namouche Studios, in Lisbon in 2019 for a series of 10 fascinating and distinctive free improvisations.

Ackerley, Jessica / Patrick Shiroishi: Extremities [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Ackerley, Jessica / Patrick Shiroishi:
Extremities [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )

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Employing a variety of strategies to free improv, guitarist Jessica Ackerley and saxophonist Patrick Shiroishi present 9 diverse dialogs, from nearly silent and introspective interaction to full blown exclamation, using exceptional technique to coax unusual sounds from their instruments, always in service to well conceived momentum and expression.

Cunningham, Alex: Echo's Bones Were Turned to Stone [CASSETTE] Cunningham, Alex:
Echo's Bones Were Turned to Stone [CASSETTE]

(Storm Cellar -- USA )

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A muscular album of improvised "fiddling" from St. Louis violinist Alex Cunningham, five works of assertive playing based on recurring and evolving figures, often rapid string patterns that show Cunningham's skill and stamina on the instrument, interspersed with quirky expressions and extraneous instrumental sound that keep his listeners on edge and captivated.

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

(7272music -- USA )

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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.

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.

The Yes, Well... (Jeph Jerman / Dave Knott): No, Really. [CASSETTE] The Yes, Well... (Jeph Jerman / Dave Knott):
No, Really. [CASSETTE]

(Self Released -- USA )

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Beginning in 1995 in Seattle, audio explorers Jeph Jerman & David Knotts explore lo-fi approaches using cassettes, mini-cassettes, dictaphones, various assortments of homemade instruments & collected materials, this 2020 cassette including recordings of mouth, stone, wood, glass, metal, paper, plastic, radio, and input from a number of contributors.

Fielder, Alvin / Damon Smith: Song For Chico [CASSETTE] Fielder, Alvin / Damon Smith:
Song For Chico [CASSETTE]

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Free improvisations and a few fascinating covers of work by Cecil Taylor, Chico Hamilton, and Johnny Dyani from the duo of double bassist Damon Smith and legendary drummer Alvin Fielder, showing intense and unusual approaches in great rhythmic dialog.

Cameron, Lisa / Sandy Ewen: See Creatures Too [2 CASSETTES] Cameron, Lisa / Sandy Ewen:
See Creatures Too [2 CASSETTES]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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From the depths of the deepest electroacoustic sea, the duo of Lisa Cameron on berimbauophone, percussion & devices and Sandy Ewen on guitar & devices release the second of their "Sea Creatures" series: two cassettes of dark aquatic audio, one recorded in the studio and the other during their 2019 Texas tour celebrating the release of the first album.

Haptic (Adam Sonderberg / Steven Hess / Joseph Clayton Mills): Weird Undying Annihilation [CASSETTE] Haptic (Adam Sonderberg / Steven Hess / Joseph Clayton Mills):
Weird Undying Annihilation [CASSETTE]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )

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Formed in 2005, the Chicago trio Haptic of sound artists and composers Steven Hess, Joseph Clayton Mills, and Adam Sonderberg, release their 2nd album on Notice Recordings, a cinematic set of four compositions that use tense ambiance to introduce both visceral and observational sound, intense journeys of unpredictable movement, insinuation and curious culminations.

Hamel, Max: First Snow [CASSETTE] Hamel, Max:
First Snow [CASSETTE]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )

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A live solo recording made using the amplified and processed sounds of snow, hail, and wind, captured by sound artist Max Hamel using a piezoelectric disc taped to a metal plate stuck out his window during the first snow storm of 2019, processed in real time using resonant filters, delay lines, and chaotic processors, the whole edited for these two compositions.

Fraufraulein (Billy Gomberg / Anne Guthrie): Solum [CASSETTE] Fraufraulein (Billy Gomberg / Anne Guthrie):
Solum [CASSETTE]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )

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Using a handful of improvisations from French horn, bass guitar, voice, electronics and objects collaged with field recordings made separately, Ann Guthrie and Billy Gomberg reflect on their enforced domesticity during the 2020 lockdowns, using the time to expand on the balance of electronics & objects in relation to acoustic instruments, creating detailed abstractions.

Smolders, Jos: Bagatellen [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Smolders, Jos:
Bagatellen [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(esc.rec. -- Netherlands )

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Inspired by Jeroen Diepenmaat's Xerox collage art book, "co//age co//py", sound artist Jos Smolders developed these tracks as a response through 9 brief works and one larger construction, intersecting voice, synth, sax, piano and field recordings in a mix of oddly and abruptly sliced sound offset with periods of beauty; a compellingly curious album.

Frond: Always There, Somewhere [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Frond:
Always There, Somewhere [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(esc.rec. -- Netherlands )

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Frond, aka Richard Bultitude, is a UK sound artist who creates rich soundscapes of guitar, synthetics, field recordings and other ethereal elements, the mix of live instrumentation over drone and ambient environments adding warmth and personality to beautifully crafted works, each exuding a sense of inner calm through innately melodic music replete with detail.

OTONN : Two Crumbling Shapes [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] OTONN :
Two Crumbling Shapes [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(esc.rec. -- Netherlands )

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The electroacoustic duo of singer Andrea Silvia Giordano and drummer Nicholas Remondino, working with Pierre Bastien, E-cor Ensemble, Gianluca Verlingieri, Maria Dybbroe and Torstein Lavik Larsen, create uniquely motioned works of decay, deconstruction and destruction, percussion and voice weaving amid unusual sonic sources both abstract and rhythmic.

Kidambi, Amirtha / Matteo Liberatore: Neutral Love [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Kidambi, Amirtha / Matteo Liberatore:
Neutral Love [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Editions -- USA )

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Vocalist Amirtha Kidambi (Elder Ones, Mary Halvorson's Code Girl) and guitarist/composer Matteo Liberatore create sonic environments and aural landscapes without using effects, slowly evolving their work so as to allow each utterance and sustaining note to be fully absorbed, their meditative and introspective works rewarding to the attentive listener.

Rue, Gryphon / Merche Blasco: North of the Future [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Rue, Gryphon / Merche Blasco:
North of the Future [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Editions -- USA )

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A "document of sonic purging" from New York sound artists Merche Blasco and Gryphon Rue, a combination of compositions and electroacoustic improvisation using an unusual collection of instruments--EMS Synthi AKS, modular synth chain, harmonium, voice, percussion and musical saw--applied through diverse approaches to create inspired landscapes and curious constructions.

Leonardi, Stefano / Antonio Bertoni: Viandes [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Leonardi, Stefano / Antonio Bertoni:
Viandes [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Using unusual techniques and a collection of instruments that include the standard Western instruments of cello and flute, along with guembri, sulittu, dilli kaval, bass xun, launeddas (mancosedda, tumbu), plus the application of objects against strings, the Italian duo of Antonio Bertoni & Stefano Leonardi engage in seven remarkable and assertive improvised duos.

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.

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

(Amalgam -- USA )

Price: $6.95    

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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.

Modelbau (Frans de Waard): Qonrad [CASSETTE] Modelbau (Frans de Waard):
Qonrad [CASSETTE]

(Aubjects -- USA )

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Using prepared re-recorded cassettes, iPad apps, sound effects, laptop, shortwave radio, small synthesizers, ancient 2bit sampling device, all recorded on the spot without multi-tracking or extensive post-editing, Frans de Waard's 2017 Modelbau release presents 22 concise recordings of joyfully quirky electronic expression, from Kraftwerkian sound to curious peculiarity; wonderful.

Berkson, Judith: Liederkreis II [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Berkson, Judith:
Liederkreis II [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )

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Featuring electronically-augmented vocal interpretations of lieder songs by such composers as Franz Schubert and Robert Schumann, New York vocalist Judith Berkson also presents purely electronic pieces engaging noise and feedback-oriented vignettes, the evolution of her project started in 2016 as she re-contextualizes classical music in powerfully expressive ways.

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.

Baldwin, Nat: AUTONOMIA III: Endnotes [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Baldwin, Nat:
AUTONOMIA III: Endnotes [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )

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Extending his series of experimental works for solo double bass, NYC-based Nat Baldwin's 3rd "AUTONOMIA" release merges new music with noise in concentrated approaches through positioning the bass in unusual orientations to access the strings from below; using multiple bows, one prepared and one in agressive motion; and exploring the high harmonic range of the instrument.

Phicus (Fages / Reviriego / Trilla): Liquid [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Phicus (Fages / Reviriego / Trilla):
Liquid [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )

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Despite intentions of recording an aggressive set of improvisations in the style of their first album or their work with Martin Küchen and Illia Belorukov, when they got down to recording this Liquid album, the Phicus trio of Ferran Fages on electric guitar, Alex Reviriego on double bass and Vasco Trilla on drums found themselves in the richly contemplative mood of these two mysterious tracks.

Fraser / McCowen / Weinberg: Thip [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Fraser / McCowen / Weinberg:
Thip [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )

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Recorded primarily at Issue Project Room in Brooklyn and leveraging the natural resonance of that performance space, the New York trio of innovative improvisers Henry Frase on double bass, John McCowen on Bb and contrabass clarinets and Sam Weinberg on tenor & soprano saxophones explore the peripheries of their instruments in intense and reflective interplay.

Graham / Hobbs / Nakatani / Shen: Scar's The Limit [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Graham / Hobbs / Nakatani / Shen:
Scar's The Limit [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )

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Organized by Tatsuya Nakatani in Cambridge, Mass during his 2019 tour where he assembled a local group of improvisers each night, this quartet is a Boston-based electroacoustic supergroup, with Nakatani's cantankerous percussion driving Victoria Shen's electroacoustic whines and feedback, Jim Hobbs' ruminative sax explorations and trumpeter Forbes Graham's cathartic pinnacles.

Pitch, The (Baltschun / Nutters / Joh / Thieke): KM28 [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Pitch, The (Baltschun / Nutters / Joh / Thieke):
KM28 [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )

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The Pitch is the Berlin quartet of Boris Baltschun on JI organ &, sines, Koen Nutters on upright bass, Morten Joh on JI electric vibes & cassette tape delay and Michael Thieke on clarinet, performing at Karl-Marx-Strasse 28 as they break off into solos, duos and trios to create spaciously reflective electroacoustic music of indirect melodic warmth and development; gorgeous.

Reviriego, Alex: Raben [CASSETTE W/ DOWNLOAD] Reviriego, Alex:
Raben [CASSETTE W/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )

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Spanish double bassist Alex Reviriego (Memoria Uno) in a solo album recorded by Ferran Fages in 2019, the second chapter of his "German Poets Trilogy" following his 2018 Blaue Tauben album, here inspired by the writings of Romanian-born poet Paul Celan in an intense and moving album of dense foreboding depicted through nine improvisations of heavy bowing, ruminative harmonics and dark friction.

Fluke-Mogul / Liberatore / Mattrey / Mendoza : Death In the Gilded Age [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD Fluke-Mogul / Liberatore / Mattrey / Mendoza :
Death In the Gilded Age [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )

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Brought together by violinist Joanna Mattrey during the dark period of COVID lockdown, four NY free improvisers (Gabby Fluke on Mogul on violin, Matteo Liberatore on acoustic guitar, Joanna Mattrey on viola and Ava Mendoza on electric guitar) explore the implications of the pandemic through separation, loss and new life in 10 succinct and dynamic explorations.

Laplanet / Nazary: Tunnel To light [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Laplanet / Nazary:
Tunnel To light [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )

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After 16 years of collaboration this duo album between tenor saxophonist Travis Laplante and drummer/percussionist/electronic artist Jason Nazary was recorded in two sessions after the long break of pandemic lockdown, the enthusiasm of in-person playing showing through intimate and confident exchanges, building and weaving a textural landscape of informed dialogs.

Preliminary Saturation (Wouter Jaspers / Steffan de Turck): Summer Breeze [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Preliminary Saturation (Wouter Jaspers / Steffan de Turck):
Summer Breeze [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Muzan Editions -- Japan )

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Two large works of sound from frequent collaborators, Dutch sound artist and experimenter Steffan de Turck (aka Staplerfahrer) and Netherlands sonic innovator Wouter Jaspers, the first piece contrasting music-box synthetic melodies with deep drone and noise; the second a dark work of haunting properties that evolves to a spectral whisper of submerged voice.

Borghi, Andrea / Giacomo Salis / Paolo Sanna: MOT [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Borghi, Andrea / Giacomo Salis / Paolo Sanna:
MOT [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tsss Tapes -- Spain )

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Explorative electronics and percussion from Italian improvisers Andrea Borghi, Giacomo Salis and Paolo Sanna, all three steeped in electronics, percussion and sound art, using prepared turntable and objects to create mysteriously rich environments in a seething cauldron of sound that never boils over, engaging through uniquely developed interaction from quirky to oddly charming.

Corcoran, Kevin / Giacomo Salis / Paolo Sanna: Sul Filo [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Corcoran, Kevin / Giacomo Salis / Paolo Sanna:
Sul Filo [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tsss Tapes -- USA )

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Initiating like a jet shaking the sky, the trio of Kevin Corcoran on percussion & objects, Giacomo Salis on percussion, objects & field recordings and Paolo Sanna on percussion & objects create otherworldly sonic environments that project collapsing and ringing events above often turbulent foundations, creating side-long journeys that engage through mysterious and surmisable sound.

di Domenico, Giovanni: L'inutile [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] di Domenico, Giovanni:
L'inutile [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tsss Tapes -- Spain )

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Recorded at Elektronmusikonstudion EMS, Stockholm and Studio W, Brussels between 2017 & 2019, Giovanni Di Domenico presents two extended compositions for solo piano and electronics, melodically evolving piano figures taking the foreground over unusual rhythmic and percussive interactions, building in complexity and releasing in exquisite ways.

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 )

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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 )

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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 )

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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 )

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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 )

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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 )

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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.

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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"Forty years ago a group of hipsters fled Manhattan for . . . has it even been that long? I cannot fathom for I'm still alive and so many of my comrades have fallen to age, to the Amerikka machine. We started our Harlem project with gre...

Williams, Chris Ryan & Patrick Shiroishi: Sans Soleil [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Williams, Chris Ryan & Patrick Shiroishi:
Sans Soleil [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Interdisciplinary artist based between NYC and LA, Chris Ryan Williams, and Japanese-American multi-instrumentalist based in LA, Patrick Shiroishi, explore extremely open approaches to free improvisation, Williams primarily performing on brass instruments and Shiroishi on sax & reed instruments, with additional sources from synth, glockenspiel, and electric toothbrush.

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

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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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 )

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Lucy Liyou's music carries with it deeply personal poetry, in a literal and metaphorical sense, conveyed using sound collage, noise, field recordings, and abstracted pop tendencies. When Notice first heard Lucy's music, we were struck b...

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"Tim Olive returns for his third album on Notice, a rare solo outing from this avid collaborator. Ribbon is a document of his highly developed relationship with amplified object manipulation, in a manner most cathartic and engaged, and ...

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"Ava Mendoza plays these songs. She makes them sing. Her technique is impeccable, but her playing is astonishingly expressive. She doesn't just bend blue notes; she wads them up into a ball and throws them up against a wall. She manipul...



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