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Bromander, Vilhelm: In This Forever Unfolding Moment [VINYL]
Bromander, Vilhelm:
In This Forever Unfolding Moment [VINYL]

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


Price: $21.95    




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Drawing on ideas from the 60s and 70--Ornette Coleman, John and Alice Coltrane, Don Cherry, and Charlie Haden--bassist Vilhelm Bromander assembles an accomplished ensemble of Stockholm improvisers to perform three works of warmth and spiritual power, incorporating jazz, world and contemporary music in a stunning and rich album that exudes a wealth of experience and musical clarity.

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.

Dykstra, Jordan: Stressings <i>[Used Item]</i>
Dykstra, Jordan:
Stressings [Used Item]

(Editions Verde -- USA )


Price: $7.00    




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Exploring diverse landscapes and moments of extreme behavior changes through a single acoustic viola, composed and performed by Jordan Dykstra, in four pieces that vary his approach to the instrument through overlapping tones, drones, extended techniques and rolling cycles, performed in California at the California Institute of the Arts and at the Cathedral of Saint Vibiana.

Evans-Weiler, Morgan: Correspondences <i>[Used Item]</i>
Evans-Weiler, Morgan:
Correspondences [Used Item]

(Editions Verde -- USA )


Price: $7.00    




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The third release in Editions Verde's series "Seeing the Forest in a Tree" are three iterations of interpretations realized by Joseph Clayton Mills, Fraufraulein, and the duo Sarah Hughes and Patrick Farmer, who were invited to interact with Morgan Evans-Weiler's score intended to be interpreted as both sound and sculpture, presented in three unique sets of recordings.

Peters, Steve: Chamber Music
Peters, Steve:
Chamber Music

(ANTS Records -- Italy )


Price: $14.95    




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Ten sonically beautiful pieces derived from recordings made in empty spaces, transforming the sounds that leak in from the outside world using filters and amplification to find sonic resonance in those sounds and in the room's natural frequencies, like light filering into the space, each piece then played back in the same room at low volume as part of an installation presentation.

Peters, Steve: Chamber Music [CD BOX + USB]
Peters, Steve:
Chamber Music [CD BOX + USB]

(ANTS Records -- Italy )


Price: $69.95    




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A series of sound installations derived from a single recording made in the empty spaces in which they are later presented, with no people present during the recording including the composer, filtered to isolate and amplify certain of the room's resonant frequencies, creating a series of drones which are the only sound materials used; no musical instruments are involved.

Lehman, Steve / Orchestre National De Jazz : Ex Machina
Lehman, Steve / Orchestre National De Jazz :
Ex Machina

(Pi Recordings -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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A collaboration between NY saxophonist & composer Steve Lehman and the French Orchestre National de Jazz (ONJ), performing compositions by both Lehman and ONJ's artistic director, Frédéric Maurin that blur the boundaries between jazz, experimental and composed forms, using spectral harmonies and real-time interactive electronics developed at IRCAM; powerful!

Nevai, Nandor: The Walls Of Song
Nevai, Nandor:
The Walls Of Song

(Psykomanteum -- USA )


Price: $15.95    




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A through-composed album of "Popular Brass & Military Songcraft" from composer, drummer and vocalist Nandor Nevai, in 9 original songs of cinematic vocals to the duo of bass trombones and a tonal percussion configuration including pedal timpani; and the world premiere of a previously unrecorded Krzysztof Penderecki instrumental conducted by Ron Stabinsky.

Granberg, Magnus: How Lonely Sits the City? (version for quartet)
Granberg, Magnus:
How Lonely Sits the City? (version for quartet)

(Meenna -- Japan )


Price: $13.95    




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An exquisite work for violin, cello, harp and prepared piano composed by Magnus Granberg, who also performs on piano, at the invitation of fellow Swedish contemporary performers Leo Svensson Sander (cello), Stina Hellberg Agback (harp) and Eva Lindal (violin), a complement to the version released on Another Timbre in 2022 and performed by Granberg's Skogen ensemble.

Zuckerman, Adam: STARPERMEABLE
Zuckerman, Adam:
STARPERMEABLE

(Nueni -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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A composition for at least three musicians and processed field recordings from Adam Zuckerman, here configured as a quintet eliciting a poem by Paul Celan, organizing the lines of the poem into multiple movements, exquisitely performed by Kanoa Ichiyanagi (viola), Zaq Kenefick (harmonica), Juan Marroquin (flute), Dylan Marx (guitar) and Kristyna Svihalova (percussion).

Zuydervelt, Rutger: Kaleiding (music for a performance by Lily&Janick)
Zuydervelt, Rutger:
Kaleiding (music for a performance by Lily&Janick)

(Machinefabriek -- Netherlands )


Price: $12.95    




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Music by Dutch sound artist Rutger Zuydervelt, aka Machinefabriek, for a performance by Lily Schlinker and Janick Kremer, known as the contemporary circus company Lily & Janick, this performance using light, reflections and new perspectives onto partner acrobatics performed over a long mirror to create hypnotic, kaleidoscopic images, aptly complemented in Zuydervelt's music.

Vathres: Liturgy of Lacuna
Vathres:
Liturgy of Lacuna

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


Price: $15.95    




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Three expansive works from composer and keyboardist/pianist Alex Zethson, developing concepts from themes and motifs developed over more than a decade, recorded over two years with exceptional care as he and his collaborators create subtle and beautifully evocative sonic environments that seamlessly incorporate acoustic, electronic, drone and feedback elements.

Vathres: Liturgy of Lacuna [VINYL]
Vathres:
Liturgy of Lacuna [VINYL]

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


Price: $24.95    




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Three expansive works from composer and keyboardist/pianist Alex Zethson, developing concepts from themes and motifs developed over more than a decade, recorded over two years with exceptional care as he and his collaborators create subtle and beautifully evocative sonic environments that seamlessly incorporate acoustic, electronic, drone and feedback elements.

Anandan, Ganesh / Hans Reichel: Self Made
Anandan, Ganesh / Hans Reichel:
Self Made

(Ambiances Jazz -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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The acclaimed daxophonist Hans Reichel meets shruti stick and metallophone inventor Ganesh Anandan for these expressive and unconventional dialogs.

Arguelles, Julian Trio: Ground Rush
Arguelles, Julian Trio:
Ground Rush

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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British tenor saxophonist Julian Arguelles in a trio with NY drummer Tom Rainey and bassist Michael Formanek, a strong group feel led by one of contemporary jazz' unique voices.

Asher, Meira / JC Jones: Myelination 2
Asher, Meira / JC Jones:
Myelination 2

(Kadima -- Israel )


Price: $8.95    




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Spontaneous organic interactions over sounds from the vibrations of the myelin sheath, the protective insulating cover of the nervous system, from bassist JC Jones and vocalist, no-input mixer and Doepfer synthesizer player Meira Asher.

Baars, Ab: Solo: And She Speaks | A Collection Of Ballads
Baars, Ab:
Solo: And She Speaks | A Collection Of Ballads

(Wig -- Netherlands )


Price: $14.95    




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Internationally acclaimed for both his solo and ensemble music performed, Dutch multi-wind player Ab Baars presents a studio album of solo playing on the clarinet, saxophone, and shakuhachi, inspired by and focusing on the traditions of ballads from great saxophonists, with improvisations colored by songs like "Naima", "Body and Soul", "Solitude", &c.

Brady, Tim: 24 Frames - Trance [CD & DVD]
Brady, Tim:
24 Frames - Trance [CD & DVD]

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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CD & DVD of Tim Brady's first installment in a triptych documenting a series of 24 pieces for guitar, here presenting Frames 19-24 for electric guitar, electronics and video.

Braxton, Anthony : Solo (Victoriaville) 2017
Braxton, Anthony :
Solo (Victoriaville) 2017

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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On the 30th anniversary of the Victo Festival Anthony Braxton took to the stage for a magnificent solo performance on the alto sax, performing 8 spontaneous compositions and an 8+ minute version of "Body and Soul", seamlessly crossing lyrical and complex approaches to the horn using his unique intervallic, trimbral and diagrammatic language, a stunning and embraceable accomplishment.

Brown, Don / Dan Reynolds: D=D [HARDCOVER BOOK w/ CD]
Brown, Don / Dan Reynolds:
D=D [HARDCOVER BOOK w/ CD]

(Sacred Realism -- Germany )


Price: $29.95    




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The culmination of 15 years of work is this ambitious installment of Bryan Eubanks with Joe Foster, Dan Brown, and Dan Reynolds' sound project, in a CD of diverse compositions merging concrete, acousmatic sources and field recordings, with an accompanying 391 page book of letters, notes, aphorisms, scores, images, and commentary from the artists & contributors.

Chadbourne, Eugene: Country All The Way
Chadbourne, Eugene:
Country All The Way

(Chadula -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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A mix of songs and instrumentals, with 11 country classic covers, recorded in the studio and on tour from 2017-2018 in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Slovenia, and Bulgaria, and the UK including one track from Cafe Oto, in the company of Titus Waldenfels (guitar), Thilo Kuhn (keys), Schroeder (drums), Gary Cherwonka (pedal steel) and Steven De Bruyn (harmonica).

Crothers, Connie / David Arner: Spontaneous Suite For Two Pianos [4 CD Box Set]
Crothers, Connie / David Arner:
Spontaneous Suite For Two Pianos [4 CD Box Set]

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $34.95    




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A 4-CD box set of 9 "Spontaneous Sweets", elaborate, magnificent and melodic piano improvisations, recorded by Connie Crothers & David Arner performing in the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, NY.

Cusack, Peter: Sounds From Dangerous Places   (2 CD's + 90 Page Hardback Book)
Cusack, Peter:
Sounds From Dangerous Places (2 CD's + 90 Page Hardback Book)

(ReR -- Great Britain )


Price: $32.50    




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Two CDs and a 90 page hardback book with photos, info and interviews from audio documenter and experimenter Peter Cusak, recording in Chernobyl, The Caspian Oilfields, and various dangerous locations in the UK.

DEK Trio (Ken Vandermark / Elisabeth Harnik / Didi Kern): Burning Below Zero
DEK Trio (Ken Vandermark / Elisabeth Harnik / Didi Kern):
Burning Below Zero

(Trost Records -- Austria )


Price: $16.95    




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One of Chicago reedist Ken Vandermark's regular trios while in Austria, DEK is named for the letters of the 1st name of Vandermark, drummer Didi Kern and pianist Elisabeth Harnik, drawing inspiration from free improv, free rock, & cross-media projects of each member.

Duboc, Benjamin: Primare Cantus
Duboc, Benjamin:
Primare Cantus

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $43.95    




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A 3 CD set from bassist Benjamin Duboc: a solo disc of low register improv; plus 2 discs in duo and trio settings with Didier Lasserre, Sylvain Guerineau, Jean-Luc Petit, Pascal Battus, Sophie Agnel & Christian Pruvost.

Dulin, Tucker / Ben Owen: Cat Guarding Geese
Dulin, Tucker / Ben Owen:
Cat Guarding Geese

(erstwhile -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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An electroacoustic composition of environment & sound punctuated with subtle percussion and electronic interventions, developed from field recordings, performances on Roosevelt Island, and studio recordings in Brooklyn by the duo of Tucker Dulin on bells, bowl, can, cymbal, lentils, mallet & whistle and Ben Owen on paper mic, speaker boxes, op amps & cassette.

Electro-Phonic Art Trio (Casserley / Wachsmann / Taylor): Through The Rings Of Saturn
Electro-Phonic Art Trio (Casserley / Wachsmann / Taylor):
Through The Rings Of Saturn

(FMR -- UK )


Price: $14.95    




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Lawrence Casserley on percussion & processing, Philipp Wachsmann on violin, and Trevor Taylor on percussion & electronics, use the rings of Saturn as their guide in 2 recordings from Iklectick Arts Lab in London, and 3 recordings in the studio, using the mass of the moons around the rings as the durations of each track; subdued yet deeply spacious, superb interaction.

Fabbriciani, Roberto / Robin Hayward: nella basilica
Fabbriciani, Roberto / Robin Hayward:
nella basilica

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Luigi Nono associate Roberto Fabbriciani on hyperbass flute improvising with Berlin-based tuba player Robin Hayward at the Basilica di San Domenico in the Tuscan hilltown of Arezzo.

Fake the Facts (Dieb13 / Gustafsson / Siewert): Soundtrack [VINYL]
Fake the Facts (Dieb13 / Gustafsson / Siewert):
Soundtrack [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )


Price: $22.95    




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The 4th release from the trio of Mats Gustafsson (sax, shaker, sound); Dieb13 (turntables, klopfer); and Martin Siewert (guitar, ring stinger, electronics) in a fictional soundtrack of 6 remarkable tracks punctuated with unexpected twists and turns.

Falaise, Bernard : Lezardes et zebrures
Falaise, Bernard :
Lezardes et zebrures

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $15.95    




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A wonderfully inventive and enjoyable solo guitar album from Montreal guitarist Bernard Falaise, a member of Miriodor, Klaxon Gueule, les Projectionnistes, Diesel and other groups, here mostly focused on acoustic guitar with open turning fed into effects pedals, alongside pieces for electric guitar, glockenspiel and melodica; magnifique!

Frith, Fred Trio: Road [2 CDs]
Frith, Fred Trio:
Road [2 CDs]

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $29.95    




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Taking his Bay Area trio with bassist Jason Hoopes and drummer Jordan Glenn on the "Road", guitarist and improviser Fred Frith first presents the trio itself in a wonderfully diverse extended set at the Week-End Fest in Koln, Germany; then invites trumpeter Susana Santos Silva at Old Cabell Hall in University of Virginia; and then saxophonist Lotte Anker at Altes Kino in Ebersberg, Germany.

Frith, Fred: Crossing Borders (Volume 2 Of The Fred Records Story, 2001-2020) [BOX SET]
Frith, Fred:
Crossing Borders (Volume 2 Of The Fred Records Story, 2001-2020) [BOX SET]

(Recommended Records -- UK )


Price: $74.95    




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The second of three sturdy box sets from innovative guitarist, composer and improviser Fred Frith, here with 8 CDs from the Recommended Records label plus a bonus CD, a thick booklet of artwork, photographs & extensive notes from Frith; albums included are Live in Japan, Speechless, Prints, Step Across the Border, Impur 2, Art of Memory II, Skeleton Crew, Helter Skelter.

Frith, Fred: Field Days (The Amanda Loops)
Frith, Fred:
Field Days (The Amanda Loops)

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    




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Works for dance constructed by guitarist/composer Fred Frith as accompaniment to Amanda Miller's choreography for Nederland Dans Theater in 2011, revisited and revised by Frith into these beautiful pieces, with help from William Wynant, Lotte Anker, Karla Kihlstedt Arditti, &c.

Frith, Fred: Still Urban
Frith, Fred:
Still Urban

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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A commissioned work by Stanser Musik-Tage created during Frith's residency at the Benediktinerinnen-kloster Maria-Richenbach and premiered at the Festival on April 22, 2004.

Gregorio, Guillermo / Pandelis Karayorgis / Steve Swell: Window and Doorway
Gregorio, Guillermo / Pandelis Karayorgis / Steve Swell:
Window and Doorway

(Driff Records -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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The trio of Guillermo Gregorio (clarinet), Steve Swell (trombone) and Pandelis Karayorgis (piano) use their unique selection of instruments to play an original set of composition and improv.

Guilbeault, Normand Ensemble: Live at Upstairs 2008. Hommage a Mingus
Guilbeault, Normand Ensemble:
Live at Upstairs 2008. Hommage a Mingus

(Ambiances Jazz -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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The Normand Guilbeault Ensemble with Jean Derome, Matthieu Belanger, &c. continue to create incredible interpretations of the music of Charles Mingus.

Hirsch, Shelley / Ho, Simon: Where Were You Then ?
Hirsch, Shelley / Ho, Simon:
Where Were You Then ?

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Free improvising vocalist and story spieler Shelley Hirsch teams with Simon Ho and a great set of musicians including Tony Buck, David Hofstra, Tomas Ulrich, for an engaging and fascinating set of songs and stories.

JeJaWeDa (Bishop / Blonk / Walter / Smith): Pioneer Works Vol. 1 [CD + BOOKLET]
JeJaWeDa (Bishop / Blonk / Walter / Smith):
Pioneer Works Vol. 1 [CD + BOOKLET]

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )


Price: $15.95    




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The 1st of two volumes from the quartet of Jeb Bishop on trombone & electronics, Jaap Blonk on voice & electronics, Weasel Walter on percussion, and Damon Smith on double bass, each player an innovator and leader on their own, together bringing unique elements of virtuoso quirk and passionate mastery, merging voice, electronics and acoustics in profoundly unusual ways.

Kang, Eyind: Alastor: The Book Of Angels Volume 21
Kang, Eyind:
Alastor: The Book Of Angels Volume 21

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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The 21st volume in John Zorn's Book of Angels presents 10 Masada arrangements from Eyvind Kang, performing on a variety of strings & keys, with a modern orchestra and unusual orchestration to create a lyrical and unique vision of Zorn's work.

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.

Kodian Trio: II [VINYL]
Kodian Trio:
II [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )


Price: $22.95    




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The uniquely voiced free improvising Kodian Trio formed of saxophonist Colin Webster using aggressive techniques and unusual approaches to his horn, electric guitarist Dirk Serries (vidnaObmana) throwing spiky lines in forceful and unorthodox dialog, and in-demand UK drummer Andrew Lisle providing underpinning and punctuation, in six far-ranging and impressive tracks.

Kovac, Boris: Anamnesis: Ecumenical Mysteries
Kovac, Boris:
Anamnesis: Ecumenical Mysteries

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )


Price: $15.95    




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"Anamnesis: Ecumenical Mysteries was Yugoslavian saxophonist/composer Boris Kovac's first release out of Europe (on the Canadian label Disques Victo). It was also his first work recorded in Yugoslavia following the war that forced him t...

L.U.M.E. (Lisbon Underground Music Ensemble): Las Californias
L.U.M.E. (Lisbon Underground Music Ensemble):
Las Californias

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $14.95    




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L.U.M.E., aka the Lisbon Underground Music Ensemble directed by pianist Marco Barroso, is a big band with a chamber ensemble feeling, Barroso's upbeat and melodically sophisticated compositions driving the band by borrowing from a variety of jazz, funk and even cartoon-like styles to create a richly complex and compelling set of tunes that twist, turn and surprise.

Lepage, Robert Marcel: Canard Branchu
Lepage, Robert Marcel:
Canard Branchu

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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A rich work for clarinets, bass and drums orchestrated for six musicians including Actuelle core players Lori Freedman, Pierre Tanguay, and Lepage himself, through 14 works that may have something to do with a swamp.

Lerner, Marilyn: Arms Spread Wide
Lerner, Marilyn:
Arms Spread Wide

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


Price: $16.95    




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New York pianist Marilyn Lerner in a trio with Ken Filiano and Lou Grassi, instant compositions with great structure, virtuosity and melodic content.

Mako Sica / Hamid Drake: Ronda [VINYL 2 LPs]
Mako Sica / Hamid Drake:
Ronda [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Feeding Tube Records -- USA )


Price: $29.95    




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The long-running Chicago free-rock trio Mako Sica currently comprised of Przemyslaw Drazek (trumpet & guitar), Brent Fuscaldo (guitar) and Chaetan Newell (drums & piano) are joined by free improvising legend Hamid Drake on drum kit, tablas and frame drum for a beautiful and rich album of genre merging, spiritually warm, primarily instrumental music, inclusive and persuasive.

Marion, Louis-Michel / Francoise Toullec: Apocalyptic Garden
Marion, Louis-Michel / Francoise Toullec:
Apocalyptic Garden

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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A strangely agitated garden sculpted from melody, dissonance and instrumental abberation through profound technique and unusual approaches to their instrument, by French double bassist Louis-Michel Marion and pianist Françoise Toullec, bringing a sense of wonder and turbulent environment through a shared passion balancing ominous space with astute activity.

Martel, Pierre-Yves: Continuum
Martel, Pierre-Yves:
Continuum

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )


Price: $15.95    




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A solo work from Pierre-Yves Martel performing two works for the viola da gamba, bringing this fretted renaissance-era ancestor to the violin into the 21st century through two slowly evolving and sonically fascinating pieces.

Mori, Ikue: Class Insecta
Mori, Ikue:
Class Insecta

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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One of the pioneers of laptop electronics, Mori here features her idiosyncratic take on contemporary dance rhythms and electronica in instrumental tracks and an animated video.

Mori, Ikue: Light In The Shadow
Mori, Ikue:
Light In The Shadow

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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A beautifully paced and uniquely voiced album of electronic soundscapes from luminary New York performer Ikue Mori, 10 works including a realization of Izumi Kyoka's story "Koya Hijuri", 3 pieces for Mozu birds, the 2-part "Pomegranate Seeds", and one of Zorn's Masada compositions.

Mystical Weapons (Sean Lennon / Greg Saunier): Crotesque [VINYL]
Mystical Weapons (Sean Lennon / Greg Saunier):
Crotesque [VINYL]

(Northern Spy -- USA )


Price: $19.95    




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Sean Lennon & Greg Saunier (Mystical Weapons) are joined by multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire Shahzad Ismaily for this one-sided, 19.50 minute art LP with an original illustration by Sean Lennon screen-printed on the B side.

Novoa, Eva: Novoa / Kamaguchi / Cleaver Trio - Vol. 1 [VINYL CLEAR]
Novoa, Eva:
Novoa / Kamaguchi / Cleaver Trio - Vol. 1 [VINYL CLEAR]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $25.95    




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Spanish pianist based in NYC Eva Novoa has since 2017 led this international but definitely NY-oriented piano trio of Japanese bassist based in NY Masa Kamaguchi and drummer Gerald Cleaver, here in her first album on 577, her sixth as a leader, presenting eight Novoa compositions of restlessly probing, dynamically interactive and inherently melodic free improvisation.

Ongon: In Dispersione [VINYL]
Ongon:
In Dispersione [VINYL]

(Loup editions -- Italy )


Price: $20.95    




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Antonio Bertoni's solo Ongon project, trying to remove the mistreatment that the Moroccan Gnawa Music suffers due to the heavy western productions, as he performs on the trance-inducing bass instrument guimbri, his hypnotic and exotic music set into a rich weaving of electronics, samples and concrete synthesis built ad hoc by Bertoni himself; reference Natural Information Society.

Parrini, Emanuele: The Blessed Prince
Parrini, Emanuele:
The Blessed Prince

(Long Song Records -- Italy )


Price: $14.95    




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Violinist Emanuele Parrini leads his quartet with Dimitiri Grechi Espinoz on alto sax, Giovanni Maier on double bass, and Andrea Melani on drums, performing Parrini's 3 part "The Blessed Prince", and original compositions from bassist Maier; lyrical and innovative modern jazz.

Ratchet Orchestra: Hemlock
Ratchet Orchestra:
Hemlock

(Drip Audio -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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The Ratchet Orchestra is a large ensemble of 30 fringe musicians from Montreal headed by director Nicolas Caloia whose compositions allow for improvised chamber jazz and showcase the talents of the orchestra's most passionate players.

Reason, Dana / Peter Valsamis: Border Crossings
Reason, Dana / Peter Valsamis:
Border Crossings

(Red Toucan -- Canada )


Price: $11.95    




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The duo of pianist Dana Reason and drummer & sampler player Peter Valsamis in an album crossing boundaries of jazz, classical, and creative new music from two exceptional players involved in a rich dialog.

Ribot, Marc Trio: Live At The Village Vanguard
Ribot, Marc Trio:
Live At The Village Vanguard

(Pi Recordings -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Marc Ribot's highly anticipated debut as a leader in a band with Henry Grimes on bass and Chad Taylor on drums, performing at the iconic Village Vanguard, with material including Albert Ayler, John Coltrane, &c.

Roger, Danielle Palardy : Cannibale <i>[Used Item]</i>
Roger, Danielle Palardy :
Cannibale [Used Item]

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $10.00    




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Composer/percussionist Danielle Palardy Roger's musical satire about capitalism, performed with some of Montreal's finest improvisers using conventional & unconventional instruments and voice, captured live at the Gesu Amphitheater, in Montreal in 2018: Michel F Cote, Andre Duchesne, Joane Hetu, Elizabeth Lima, Isaiah Ceccarelli, Alexander St-Onge, and Ida Toniato.

Rose, Jon / Chris Abrahams: Peggy
Rose, Jon / Chris Abrahams:
Peggy

(Recommended Records -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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"As Frogworth says in one review: 'Two giants of Australian avant-garde music getting together here, dedicating their record to Australian composer Peggy Glanville-Hicks, whose house in Paddington, Sydney is used for residencies/sabbatic...

Rouge Ciel: Bryologie
Rouge Ciel:
Bryologie

(Monsieur Fauteux -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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This Canadian quartet of Guido Del Fabbro, Simon Lapointe, Antonin Provost & Nemo Venba merge rock, prog, jazz and contemporary concepts in impressive ways; reference Conventum, recommended!

Sharp, Elliott Carbon (feat. Zeena Parkins / Bobby Previte): Transmigration at the Solar Max
Sharp, Elliott Carbon (feat. Zeena Parkins / Bobby Previte):
Transmigration at the Solar Max

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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NY bassist and saxophonist Elliott Sharp's Carbon project in a trio album with electric harpist Zeena Parkins and drummer Bobby Previte for what Sharp describes as "part cosmic turbulence and part roiling soundscape... the musicians building their activities on and against shifting electro-acoustic drones and matrices of rhythm, unisons splitting and refracting."

Smith, Wadada Leo Organic: Heart's Reflection [2 CDs]
Smith, Wadada Leo Organic:
Heart's Reflection [2 CDs]

(Cuneiform -- USA )


Price: $23.95    




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An incredible double CD from trumpeter Leo Smith's Organic with Michael Gregory, Pheeroan AkLaff, Angelica Sanchez, Skuli Sverrisson, Brandon Ross, &c &c... incredible electric and acoustic jazz from the legendary improviser and innovator!

Threadgill, Henry Zooid: This Brings Us To, Volume II
Threadgill, Henry Zooid:
This Brings Us To, Volume II

(Pi Recordings -- USA )


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Threadgill's 2nd Volume with Jose Davila, Liberty Ellman, Elliot Humberto Kavee, and Stomu Takeishi, intelligent and cutting-edge music exploring the boundaries of composition & improvisation.

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

(Immediata -- Australia )


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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 (Reichel / Williams / Smith / Ellis / Plimley / Rothenberg / &c): Dix Improvisations
Various Artists (Reichel / Williams / Smith / Ellis / Plimley / Rothenberg / &c):
Dix Improvisations - Victoriaville 1989

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )


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"To document the 1989 edition of the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville, the label Disques Victo released a compilation album -- a one-time project. Dix Improvisations Victoriaville 1989 culls short to medium-len...

Various Artists: 910 Noise Presents: Douceur Violente
Various Artists:
910 Noise Presents: Douceur Violente

(ACK Recordings -- USA )


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910 Noise presents: Douceur Violente A 14 track compilation of electronic and noise artists from Wilmington, North Carolina.

Various: Amsterdam . Berlin . Moscow . Losoncy [2 CDs]
Various:
Amsterdam . Berlin . Moscow . Losoncy [2 CDs]

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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A double album of experimental works and songs, virtual meetings curated by composer Dante Boon, recorded in the performer's individual cities as ensembles formed from musicians who have never met, including the Moscow duo The Same Ensemble of Sasha Elina and Kirill Shirokov, Amsterdamn's Seamus Cater's Tree Space, Berlin's Konzert Minimal, and sound artist Gabi Losoncy.

West, Brodie Quintet: Meadow of Dreams [VINYL]
West, Brodie Quintet:
Meadow of Dreams [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


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The third release from the Toronto-based Brodie West Quintet of Evan Cartwright on drums, vibraphone & guitar, Josh Cole on bass, Nick Fraser on drums, Tania Gill on piano and Brodie West on alto saxophone, performing Brodie's uniquely inclusive and sometimes atypically metered compositions, leading to fascinating solo and group interplay from reflection to fire.

Wood, Dorian / Thor Harris (w/ Carla Bozulich / Jarboe / Patrick Shiroishi / Heather Trost): You Are
Wood, Dorian / Thor Harris (w/ Carla Bozulich / Jarboe / Patrick Shiroishi / Heather Trost):
You Are Clearly In Perversion [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Editions -- USA )


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A ritualistic narrative work from multidisciplinary artist Dorian Wood and percussionist Thor Harris (Swans), with Carla Bozulich and Jarboe contributing their voices in an ensemble of contemporary and experimental arrangement, alongside guests David Coulter, Heather Trost, Jeremy Barnes, Michael Corwin, Ignacio Carvajal, Andrea Calderon, Elizabeth Warren and Patrick Shiroishi.

Yoshihide, Otomo / Sachiko M / Evan Parker / John Edwards / Tony Marsh / John Butcher: Quintet/Sexte
Yoshihide, Otomo / Sachiko M / Evan Parker / John Edwards / Tony Marsh / John Butcher:
Quintet/Sextet/Duos

(Otoroku -- Great Britain )


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The final night of Otomo and Sachiko's first residency at London's Cafe OTO in 2009 saw the pair joined by the long-running trio of Evan Parker, John Edwards and Tony Marsh and special guest John Butcher, for an exceptional set of creative improvisation.

Zorn, John Incerto (Marsella / Smith / Lage / Roeder): Full Fathom Five
Zorn, John Incerto (Marsella / Smith / Lage / Roeder):
Full Fathom Five

(Tzadik -- USA )


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Zorn expands the canon for his lyrical jazz quartet Incerto of Brian Marsella on piano, Ches Smith on drums & Haitian Tanbou, Julian Lage on guitar and Jorge Roeder on bass, composing a suite of seven subtle and passionate nocturnes inspired by the night imagery of Shakespeare, merging jazz and chamber forms with a Downtown NY sensibility; gorgeous.

Zorn, John: Film Works XXIII: El General
Zorn, John:
Film Works XXIII: El General

(Tzadik -- USA )


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Zorn's 23rd Filmworks presents Eleven cues recorded for a striking documentary focusing on the life of controversial Mexican dictator Plutarco Elias Calles.

Zorn, John: Forro Zinho &Ntilde; Forro In The Dark Plays Zorn
Zorn, John:
Forro Zinho Ñ Forro In The Dark Plays Zorn

(Tzadik -- USA )


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Forro is a NY East Village rock ensemble that reinterprets forro--traditional Brazilian folk music--using modern Downtown language, here taking on the compositions of John Zorn in rhythmically rich melodic approaches that's equal parts tribute and collaboration.

Zorn, John: Psychomagia
Zorn, John:
Psychomagia

(Tzadik -- USA )


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Zorn's Abraxas quartet (Arm Bajakian-guitar, Eyal Maoz-guitar, Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz-bass, Kenny Grohowski-drums) perform a new suite inspired by the magical writings of Giordano Bruno & Alejandro Jodorowski, from minimialist to intense ritual music.

Boulez, Pierre & John Cage: Structures & Music For Piano
Boulez, Pierre & John Cage:
Structures & Music For Piano

(Hat [now] ART -- Switzerland )


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John Cage and Pierre Boulez met in 1949, forging a long and valuable musical friendship, as seen through the parallels in these works by both composers, performed by Pi-Hsien-Chen & Ian Pace.

Cage, John: Empty Words [2 CDs]
Cage, John:
Empty Words [2 CDs]

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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John Cage's "Empty Words" (1974) is drawn from the Journals of Henry David Thoreau, written in four parts: Part I omits sentences, Part II omits phrases, and Part III omits words. Part IV, which omits syllables, leaves us nothing but a virtual lullaby of letters and sounds.

Cardew, Cornelius / London Experimental Ensemble: Treatise
Cardew, Cornelius / London Experimental Ensemble:
Treatise

(Split Rock Records -- USA )


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The full two-hour performance of Cornelius Cardew's entire 193-page legendary Treatise graphic score, performed at Iklectik in London, England on January 28, 2017 in an 11-member ensemble of some of London's most interesting improvisers including participants in Scratch Orchestra, in a double CD release with liner notes by AMM founder Eddie Prevost.

Riley, Terry: The 3 Generations Trio
Riley, Terry:
The 3 Generations Trio

(Angelica -- Italy )


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Recorded during the 2013 Angelica Festival at Teatro Comunale, Terry Riley's 3 Generations Trio bring Riley on synth, piano and Indian influenced vocals together with son Gyan on guitar and Tracy Silverman on electric violin for an immersive and meditative performance.

Smith, Linda Catlin: Wanderer
Smith, Linda Catlin:
Wanderer

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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Eight sophisticated chamber pieces composed by Linda Catlin Smith and realized by the Canadian Apartment House ensemble, including a solo piano performed by Philip Thomas, a piano duo with Thomas and Mark Knoop, and works for percussion & cello, 2 quintet pieces for strings, percussion and winds, and two 7-piece conducted works with two percussionists, strings and brass.

Tenney, James (Ensemble Open Music Gera): Acoustic Phenomena / Hymnic Sounds
Tenney, James (Ensemble Open Music Gera):
Acoustic Phenomena / Hymnic Sounds

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Recording in Altes Wannenbad Gera, in Gera, Germany, an ensemble of performers associated with Ensemble Open Music Gera and Ensemble Zeitkratzer perform James Tenney's work exploring concepts of tuning systems, sound/noise, consonance/dissonance, sound/silence, and organisation of time, in three pieces that use a climax-oriented form Tenney refers to as "swell pieces".

Butterfield, Christopher: Souvenir
Butterfield, Christopher:
Souvenir

(Reshirt -- Canada )


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Following his collaboration with Montreal's Quatuor Bozzini, British Columbia-based composer Christopher Butterfield draws on members of Aventa Ensemble and the Victoria Symphony to perform four works of "knotty contrapuntal figures and an ever-changing instrumental palette", mischievous works of interesting progression and percussive punctuation.

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

(Musicworks -- Canada )


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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.

Cater, Seamus: A History of Musical Pitch
Cater, Seamus:
A History of Musical Pitch

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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Investigating the experimental legacy of Victorian polymath Alexander J. Ellis, author of the 1880 paper, The History of Musical Pitch, composer Seamus Cater uses 74 tuning forks tuned to represent Elliss research of just ratios of 480Hz, in three compositions focusing on the most consonant tones of the system, and balancing them through minimalist chamber work from a 7-piece ensemble.

Frey, Jurg / Apartment House: String Trio
Frey, Jurg / Apartment House:
String Trio

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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Reworking a piece for string trio originally commissioned by the Concertgebouw Brugge and premiered by the Goeyvaerts Trio as part of the 2019 SLOW Festival, this new version expands on the original composition to bring elegant calmness and clarity to the work, performed by UK's Apartment House members Mira Benjamin on violin, Bridget Carey on viola and Anton Lukoszevieze on cello.

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

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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



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