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Block, Olivia : Dissolution [VINYL + DOWNLOAD] Block, Olivia :
Dissolution [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(Glistening Examples -- USA )

Price: $23.95    

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Sound explorer Olivia Block reflects upon human "webs of significance" and the way electronic communication and recording technologies both improve and complicate those webs, in a remarkably detailed set of layered recordings contrasting clear and fragmented sound.

Carter, Daniel / Federico Ughi: Extra Room [VINYL + DOWNLOAD] Carter, Daniel / Federico Ughi:
Extra Room [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(577 Records -- USA )

Price: $18.99    

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For more than 15 years multi-reedist, wind and trumpet player Daniel Carter and drummer Federico Ughi have collaborated in live performance and on record, here showing the results of their work in this duo album, the vinyl edition of their exceptional 2013 CD release that shows their melodic and technical sides, their jazz roots, and their warm camaraderie.

Dorji, Tashi: But a night that ends, as all nights end, when the sun rises [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Dorji, Tashi:
But a night that ends, as all nights end, when the sun rises [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Moone Records -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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Guitarist Tashi Dorji's two part work is pieced together in a non-linear/non-hierarchical form where every segment balances fragile and intense playing, his improvisations reflecting eastern and western approaches, with fragmentary passage that resolve into tightly focused playing that imparts a wonderful sense of lyrical and emotional depth.

Gomberg, Billy / Anne Guthrie / Richard Kamerman / Takahiro Kawaguchi : [4X4  Poster/Print w/ Downlo Gomberg, Billy / Anne Guthrie / Richard Kamerman / Takahiro Kawaguchi :
[4X4 Poster/Print w/ Download Link]

(Winds Measure -- USA )

Price: $9.95    

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Of interest to lowercase/Wandelweiser fans, the quartet of Billy Gomberg, Anne Guthrie, Richard Kamerman and Takahiro Kawaguchi use synthesizer, french horn, found objects, & field recordings, frequency generators, to create evolving sound environments of unique sound and timbre.

Illtet (Ladd / Parker / Sorey ): Gain [VINYL WITH DOWNLOAD] Illtet (Ladd / Parker / Sorey ):
Gain [VINYL WITH DOWNLOAD]

(RogueArt -- France )

Price: $19.95    

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Crossing NY and Chicago artists, the quartet of Mike Ladd on vocals & synth, Jeff Parker on electric guitar, Tyshawn Sorey on drums, trombone & electric piano, and HPRIZM/High Priest on synth create thought-provoking spoken environments of intense improv.

Jerman, Jeph / Steve Jansen: Second First [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Jerman, Jeph / Steve Jansen:
Second First [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(That's Cool Records -- USA )

Price: $5.95    

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Two live performances of objects, tapes, devices and guitar from the duo of Steve Jansen and Jeph Jerman: "Second" captured at a "homecore" performance during the 2016 Idea Festival in Houston, TX, and "First" recorded at the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, TX during the same festival; consuming and stunning journeys in sound.

Machinefabriek: Becoming [CD + DOWNLOAD] Machinefabriek:
Becoming [CD + DOWNLOAD]

(Not On Label -- Netherlands )

Price: $12.95    

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The fourth dance piece by Dutch/Spanish choreographer Ivan Perez to feature an original soundtrack by Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek), performed live on stage in Korzo in The Hague, and at Vondelpark in Amsterdam, the composer and coreographer developing a movement and sound 'vocabulary' to create a performance that mixes structured and improvised music.

Mateen, Sabir (w/ Steve Swell / Matt Lavelle / Matthew Heyner / Michael Thompson): Prophecies Come T Mateen, Sabir (w/ Steve Swell / Matt Lavelle / Matthew Heyner / Michael Thompson):
Prophecies Come To Pass [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(577 Records -- USA )

Price: $18.99    

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Saxophonist Sabir Mateen's NY based Shapes, Textures, and Sound Ensemble with Steve Swell on trombone, Matt Lavelle on trumpet, Matthew Heyner on bass and Michael T.A. Thompson on drums, run though a gamut of post-bop and collective, creative jazz forms with energy, incredible dexterity, and tremendous group interplay, a great example of the modern spirit of jazz.

McKenzie II, Donald Sturge Anthony (w/ Nels Cline, Arnold Lee, Melvin Gibbs, David Hofstra, Vernon R McKenzie II, Donald Sturge Anthony (w/ Nels Cline, Arnold Lee, Melvin Gibbs, David Hofstra, Vernon Reid, CX Kidtronik):
Silenced [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(577 Records -- USA )

Price: $15.95    

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A six track album from drummer Donald Sturge Anthony McKenzie II written about the abuse of force from those charged to protect us, in a series of duos with amazing performances from guitarist Nels Cline, saxophonist Arnold Lee, bassist Melvin Gibbs, bassist Dave Hofstra, guitarist Vernon Reid, and drummer/keyboardist CX KIDTRONIX; disturbing and important work.

Meirano, Gabriele / Federico Ughi: Coordinate Orientali [CD + DOWNLOAD] Meirano, Gabriele / Federico Ughi:
Coordinate Orientali [CD + DOWNLOAD]

(577 Records -- USA )

Price: $13.99    

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A duo between two Italian born improvisers--New York based drummer and 577 Label leader Federico Ughi, and pianist Gabriele Meirano, active in the London jazz club scene for more than a decade--for an album of insightful free jazz in a dialog that shows both thoughtful and challenging moments in an open-minded, ultimately lyrical conversation between two like-minded players.

Partch, Harry: A Portrait [VINYL + DOWNLOAD] Partch, Harry:
A Portrait [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(New World Records -- USA )

Price: $20.95    

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A portrait of instrument builder and microtonal composer Harry Partch presented through representative work, in a beautiful limited 180g vinyl LP with a 12 page booklet of rare photos and essays, plus an MP3 download; essential listening from an extraordinary composer.

Polyorchard: Red October [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD] Polyorchard:
Red October [CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD]

(Out and Gone Music -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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Polyorchard founder and double bassist David Menestres leads the quartet of Jeb Bishop on trombone, Shawn Galvin on percussion, and Laurent Estoppey on saxophone, using skills drawn from both improvisation and compositional music to present six free dialogs showing intent listening amongst the four as they create complex, interweaving, sophisticated statements; impressive!

Sorey, Tyshawn : Pillars IV [VINYL 2 LPs 180g with DOWNLOAD] Sorey, Tyshawn :
Pillars IV [VINYL 2 LPs 180g with DOWNLOAD]

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

Price: $39.95    

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Vinyl edition with a unique 4-part, 4th "Pillar": Tyshawn Sorey in an amazing and ambitious work "Pillars", assembling an ensemble of virtuosic NY performers (Joe Morris, Todd Neufeld, Ben Gerstein, Stephen Hayes, Zach Rowden, Carl Test, Mark Helias) as he references Tibetan rituals, Stockhausen, and Anthony Braxton, and much more.

Steve Swell Quintet (Swell / Moondoc / Burrell / W. Parker / Cleaver): Soul Travelers [VINYL + DOWNL Steve Swell Quintet (Swell / Moondoc / Burrell / W. Parker / Cleaver):
Soul Travelers [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(RogueArt -- France )

Price: $20.95    

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A great set of Downtown NY players led by trombonist Steve Swell, with Jemeel Moondoc on alto sax, Dave Burrell on piano, William Parker on double bass and Gerald Cleaver on drums, a heartfelt and masterfully soulful album of excellent modern jazz in a limited LP.

Thollem / Oliveros / Cline: Molecular Affinity [VINYL + DOWNLOAD] Thollem / Oliveros / Cline:
Molecular Affinity [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(Roaratorio -- USA )

Price: $17.95    

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The 3rd recorded trio collaboration of pianist Thollem McDonas and guitarist Nels Cline, each changing the 3rd partner, this time with legendary accordionist, conceptualist and electronic artist Pauline Oliveros in a set of beautifully intertwining conversations.

Ughi, Federico  (Ughi / Irwin / Snyder / Adu / Swanson): Heart Talk [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Ughi, Federico (Ughi / Irwin / Snyder / Adu / Swanson):
Heart Talk [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(577 Records -- USA )

Price: $14.95    

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New York drummer Federico Ughi in a band with long time collaborator David Schnug on sax, Mike Irwin on trumpet, and Jeff Snyder on electronics, more of a creative jazz album than electric, with Leila Adu on vocals and Zach Swanson on bass on 2 tracks each; informed, intelligent and lyrical free improvisation from a tight-knit group of superb players.

Various Artists: To Live And Shave In L.A. - The Grief That Shrieked To Multiply [3 CDs + Download] Various Artists:
To Live And Shave In L.A. - The Grief That Shrieked To Multiply [3 CDs + Download]

(Monotype -- Poland )

Price: $26.95    

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TLASILA was an experimental music collective founded in 1990 by composer Tom Smith; this 3 CD + download releases finds a massive cast of artists restructuring the improvisations from the "Noon and Eternity" album into a massive 240 minute work.

W-2 (Sam Weinberg / Chris Welcome): Fanatics [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] W-2 (Sam Weinberg / Chris Welcome):
Fanatics [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $6.95    

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The Brooklyn duo of saxophonist Sam Weinberg (Captain Phillips) and synth player Chris Welcome (Chris Pitsiokos, Mike Pride) in an album of abrasive, rhythmically abraded and contorted electro-acoustic improvisation, each player embedding themselves into each other's sound, at time making their instruments indistinguishable from one another.

Wick, Jacob / Phil Sudderberg: Combinatory Pleasures [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Wick, Jacob / Phil Sudderberg:
Combinatory Pleasures [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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Finding free improvising trumpeter Jacob Wick, a master of lowercase approaches using unorthodox techniques, in a more active setting with Chicago drummer Phil Sudderberg (Marker with Vanderkmark, Dave Rempis); together they challenge each other in a give and take of skill and solid discussion, leaving room for unusual and sometimes aberrant technique; joyful!

Thomas / Butcher / Solberg : Fictional Souvenirs [CASSETTE] Thomas / Butcher / Solberg :
Fictional Souvenirs [CASSETTE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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Performing in concert at Iklectik in London in 2017, the UK and Norwegian free improvising trio of Pat Thomas on Moog Theremini & IPad based electronics, John Butcher on saxophones, and Stale Liavik Solberg on drums & percussion impress through a mix of masterful free playing and eclectic electroacoustic conversations, an adventurous and wonderfully unpredictable set.

Smiley, Andrew : Dispersal [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] <i>[Used Item]</i> Smiley, Andrew :
Dispersal [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] [Used Item]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $3.00    

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An uncommon solo guitar album from Andrew Smiley, a member of Little Women and the Chris Pitsiokos Quartet, creating textures on the guitar by applying unconventional techniques with his pick and fingers instead of using effects or guitar preparations, and accompanying himself on voice in Haino-esque ways, creating an album of sharp contrast and color.

Ali / Bordreuil / Mattrey : I Used To Sing So Lyrical [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Ali / Bordreuil / Mattrey :
I Used To Sing So Lyrical [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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The debut recording of New York double bassist Sean Ali's improvising string trio with violist Joanna Mattrey and cellist Leila Bordreuil, having worked together since 2015, each brings impressive technique and a somewhat twisted approach to their strings in a diverse set of extended improvisation from pensive and spacious to formidable density.

CARL (Damon Smith / Daniel Kamins /  Andrew Durham): Solid Bottom [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] CARL (Damon Smith / Daniel Kamins / Andrew Durham):
Solid Bottom [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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Two basses and a lower-end saxophone from the trio of Damon Smith on double bass, Andrew Durham on electric bass, and Danny Kamins on baritone sax, Durham also adding effects and "Radio Manipulation" to their deep sound, Durham & Kamins the core of CARL with Damon Smith adding extra underpinnings to their slowly developing, sometimes pensive, sometimes cantankerous, profound improvisation.

Charles, Xavier / Eric Normand : Avis Aux Reacteurs Charles, Xavier / Eric Normand :
Avis Aux Reacteurs

(Inexhaustible Editions -- Slovenia )

Price: $15.95    

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Recorded live at Silence Sounds in Guelph Canada, the duo of Xavier Charles on clarinet and Eric Normand on electric bass & objects eschew idiom in favor of their unique natural language on their instruments, applying patient development of truly idiosyncratic and fascinating command through a single extended work punctuated in seven diverse passages.

Mazzarella, Nick Trio: Counterbalance [VINYL] Mazzarella, Nick Trio:
Counterbalance [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $18.95    

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From 2008-16 until drummer Frank Rosaly moved to Amsterdam, alto saxophonist Nick Mazzarella's Trio was an active part of Chicago's creative jazz scene; in early 2018 Rosaly returned for a visit and Mazzarella composed a suite of 6 new pieces to commemorate the trio's tenth anniversary, the exuberant result this excellent concert recorded at Co-Prosperity Sphere!

Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi: Telepatia Liquid Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi:
Telepatia Liquida [CD + DOWNLOAD CODE]

(577 Records -- USA )

Price: $13.99    

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Recorded on the last night of 577's Forward Festival 2017 in Brooklyn, the quintet of Daniel Carter (reeds & trumpet), Patrick Holmes (clarinet), Matthew Putman (piano), Hilliard Greene (bass) and Federico Ughi (drums) take their audience on three remarkable journeys of almost chamber-oriented collective free jazz, adventurous and not-to-be-missed examples of modern jazz.

Gate, The (Peck / Blancarte / Osborne): Live! [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD CODE] Gate, The (Peck / Blancarte / Osborne):
Live! [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD CODE]

(Tubapede -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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The NY based, long-running trio The Gate led by Dan Peck on tuba and effects, with double bassist Tom Blancarte and drummer Brian Osborne, in a cassette culled from live concerts in Hannover and Brussels while on a European tour in November of 2015, "a brutally unfiltered representation of The Gate's special brand of spontaneous composition."

Moffett, Joe : More Of It And Closer [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD CODE] Moffett, Joe :
More Of It And Closer [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD CODE]

(Tubapede -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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New York trumpeter Joe Moffett (Earth Tongues) in a solo album of absolutely impressive technique and intensely personal playing, at times using amplifiers and computer applications to generate unique sonic environments for the horn or playing beautifully lyrical tone, timbres, grunts and spits; an album of profound, introspective inner dialog.

Plan B (Joe Mcphee / James Keepnews / David Berger): From Outer Space [VINYL with DOWNLOAD] Plan B (Joe Mcphee / James Keepnews / David Berger):
From Outer Space [VINYL with DOWNLOAD]

(Roaratorio -- USA )

Price: $18.95    

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Spinning an unusual story, the trio of saxophonist and pocket trumpeter Joe McPhee, guitarist and laptop artist James Keepnews, and drummer David Berger envision the first encounter between alien life and a delegation of earthlings, while giving a nod to jazz's original man from another planet, Sun Ra, with a side-long suite dedicated to him.

Sun Ra & His Astro-Ihnfinity Arkestra: Sun Embassy [VINYL WITH DOWNLOAD] Sun Ra & His Astro-Ihnfinity Arkestra:
Sun Embassy [VINYL WITH DOWNLOAD]

(Roaratorio -- USA )

Price: $24.95    

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Recordings from Sun Studios made between 1968-1969 with Astro-Ihnfinity Arkestra including Marshall Allen, John Gilmore, Daddy Davis, Ray Thompson, Danny Davis, &c. in nine tracks, six of which have never been heard before in any form, plus remasters on 1950s classics "Sunology" and "Ancient Aiethiopia", plus an early rendition of "Why Go To The Moon".

Fisher, Colin Quartet: Living Midnight [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Fisher, Colin Quartet:
Living Midnight [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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Toronto-area saxophonist Colin Fisher, best known for his group I Have Eaten The City, with his collective quartet of NY players Daniel Carter on tenor, alto & soprano saxophones + clarinet & flute, Brandon Lopez on upright bass, and Marc Edwards on drums & percussion, for three extended and exploratory improvisations of exemplary creative insight.

Haino, Keiji / Jim O'Rourke / Oren Ambarchi: Only Wanting to Melt Beautifully Away Is It a Lack of C Haino, Keiji / Jim O'Rourke / Oren Ambarchi:
Only Wanting to Melt Beautifully Away Is It a Lack of Contentment That Stirs Affection for Those Things Said to Be as of Yet Unseen

(Black Truffle -- Australia )

Price: $16.95    

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The 5th release from the trio of multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Keiji Haino, guitarist Jim O'Rourke and Oren Ambarchi on wineglass and percussion is an introspective and beautifully developed set recorded live at their March 2013 concert at SuperDeluxe.

Nealand, Aurora / Steve Marquette / Anton Hatwich / Paul Thibodeaux: Kobra Quartet  [CASSETTE w/ DOW Nealand, Aurora / Steve Marquette / Anton Hatwich / Paul Thibodeaux:
Kobra Quartet [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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Quietly lurking as it prepares to attack, this Kobra is the free improvising quaret of Aurora Nealand on accordion, alto saxophone, voice & objects, Steve Marquette on acoustic & electric guitars, Anton Hatwich on bass, and Paul Thibodeaux on drums, captured live at Chicago's Hungry Brain during the Instigation Festival for a mysterious 2-part "New Omens" and some "Telly Attire".

Trrma' / Charlemagne Palestine: Sssseegmmeentss Frrooom Baaari [VINYL] Trrma' / Charlemagne Palestine:
Sssseegmmeentss Frrooom Baaari [VINYL]

(BeCoq -- France )

Price: $20.95    

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Stochastic music for percussion and synthesizers from New York avant conceptualist and keyboardist Charlemagne Palestine, here on piano & electronics, with the Italian duo Trrma' of Giovanni Todisco on percussion and Guiseppe Candiano on synth, in two side-long works of irregular rhythm, complexity and dissonance that build and recede in a suspenseful journey.

McPhee / Reid / Lopez / Nilssen-Love / Rempis: Of Things Beyond Thule Volume 1 [VINYL + DOWNLOAD] McPhee / Reid / Lopez / Nilssen-Love / Rempis:
Of Things Beyond Thule Volume 1 [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(Aerophonic -- USA )

Price: $26.95    

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Already planning a duo concert at Chicago's Hungry Brain between saxophonist Dave Rempis and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love as part of their Transmission Series, the duo expanded to a trio with the inclusion of visiting cellist Tomeka Reid, and then to a quintet by adding New York legend Joe McPhee on trumpet & sax, and NY bassist Brandon Lopez, recording this masterful, limited album.

Anahuac (Cogburn / Garcia / Schick): Ascua [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Anahuac (Cogburn / Garcia / Schick):
Ascua [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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Layered lowercase electroacoustic improv from the US / Mexico City / German trio of Chris Cogburn on percussion & electronics, Juan Garcia on double bass, and Ignaz Schick on turntables & electronics, eclectically informed by concrete sources and abstract electronics over Garcia's bass work and Cogburn's threshold-crossing acoustics & electronic percussion.

Baird, Ka / Muyassar Kurdi: Voice Games  [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Baird, Ka / Muyassar Kurdi:
Voice Games [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Editions -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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Primarily voice improvisations from the duo of Muyassar Kurdi and Ka Baird, also performing on piano, bells, gong, flute and spike fiddle, recorded at Pineapple Reality and Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, NY between 2017 & 2018, their work focused on typically delicate interweaving of their voices and instruments, with a sense of suspense, humor and joyful mystery.

Seabrook, Brandon Trio: Convulsionaries [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] <i>[Used Item]</i> Seabrook, Brandon Trio:
Convulsionaries [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] [Used Item]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $5.45    

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Essentially a string trio, guitarist Brandon Seabrook's Trio with upright bassist Henry Fraser and cellist Daniel Levin is anything but typical string fair, blending improvisation with complex composition and rock sensibilities as one of New York's most unique downtown players takes listeners on a diverse and sometimes demented journey through genre and style.

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

(Monotype -- Poland )

Price: $12.95    

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

Cunningham, Alex / Claire Rousay: Specifically The Water [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Cunningham, Alex / Claire Rousay:
Specifically The Water [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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A wide range of approach and style in the debut duo recording from Alex Cunningham (violin) and Claire Rousay (percussion), a free affair of expressive and well-matched interaction, from effusively sophisticated rapport to pointillist dexterity and drive, from moments of intense introspection to cantankerous conversation, a fascinating and unpredictable dialog.

Brotzmann, Peter / Lonberg-Holm, Fred: Memories Of A Tunicate Brotzmann, Peter / Lonberg-Holm, Fred:
Memories Of A Tunicate

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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While both improvisers were in New York City for the 2019 Vision Festival, multi-reedist and European Free Improv legend Peter Brötzmann met Chicago cellist and electronics artist Fred Lonberg-Holm to record their 3rd album together, their 1st album in the studio a diverse set of incredible concentration, with Brötzmann performing on tenor saxophone, woodwind, and clarinet.

Foussat, Jean-Marc / Daunik Lazro / Evan Parker: Cafe OTO 2020 [2 CDs] Foussat, Jean-Marc / Daunik Lazro / Evan Parker:
Cafe OTO 2020 [2 CDs]

(Fou Records -- France )

Price: $16.95    

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A momentous 2020 concert at London's Cafe OTO, presented in two discs, the 1st with label leader Jean-Marc Foussat in a solo improvisation on synth and voice, the 2nd in a trio with Daunik Lazro on tenor & baritone sax, and Evan Parker on soprano sax, the 2 saxophones weaving and responding to Foussat's remarkable alien soundscapes and vocalization in an immersive extended improvisation.

Laubrock, Ingrid / Kris Davis: Blood Moon Laubrock, Ingrid / Kris Davis:
Blood Moon

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

Price: $17.95    

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German saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and Vancouver pianist Kris Davis, both living and working in NY, and having worked together in a variety of groups including Laubrock's Anti-House, a trio with drummer Tyshawn Sorey, Tom Rainey's Obligatto, &c. &c., concentrate their sophisticated playing with this duo album of 7 original compositions and 2 free improvisations.

Pinkish Black & Yells at Eels: Vanishing Light... Pinkish Black & Yells at Eels:
Vanishing Light...

(Ayler -- France )

Price: $14.95    

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Trumpeter Dennis Gonzalez merges his Yells at Eel project with bassist Aaron Gonzalez and drummer/percussionist Stefan Gonzalez, with Texas-based experimental rock band Pinkish Black--Daron Beck on keyboards and Jon Teague on drums & synthesizers--for a gripping and masterful hybrid of improvisation, dark synthetic rock and heavy moods; a riveting journey.

Russell, John / Ray Russell / Henry Kaiser / Olle Brice: The Dukes of Bedford Russell, John / Ray Russell / Henry Kaiser / Olle Brice:
The Dukes of Bedford

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

Price: $12.95    

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Exploring the lineage of the Dukes of Bedford, the Russell lineage in Bedford, England, in groupings of acoustic & electric guitarists John Russell, Ray Russell, and Henry Kaiser along with double bassist Ollie Brice, from duos to quartets, eight Duke "Russells" from 1680 to 2003 are explored through intricate and joyfully creative and technically amazing string improvisations.

Smith, Damon: Whatever Is Not Stone Is Light Smith, Damon:
Whatever Is Not Stone Is Light

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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Taking his title from a poem by Octavio Paz with titles from translations by Lysander Kemp of other Octavio Paz poems, this solo album from double bassist Damon Smith is his definitive statement on the instrument: 23 tracks from 46 seconds to 5 minutes 50, developed over 15 years and displaying Smith's incredible technique and creative intent; incomparable.

Seabrook, Brandon (w/ Cooper-Moore / Gerald Cleaver): Exultations [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Seabrook, Brandon (w/ Cooper-Moore / Gerald Cleaver):
Exultations [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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The title aptly describes the intense excitement and exhilaration of NY guitarist Brandon Seabrook's second trio album on Astral Spirits, performed with rhythm giants Cooper-Moore on Diddley Bow (a single-string bass) and free jazz drum legend Gerald Cleaver, the two creating a percolating interactive foundation for Seabrooks powerfully expressive and investigative playing.

Laurenzi, Dustin Snaketime: Behold [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Laurenzi, Dustin Snaketime:
Behold [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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Originally planned for release in conjunction with their appearance at the 2020 Pitchfork Festival, saxophonist Dustin Laurenzi's Snaketime Octet celebrates the theoretical 104th birthday of eccentric NY composer Moondog with 4 tracks intended for his 2019 Snaketime album, performed with Jason Stein, Nick Mazzarella, Chad McCullough, two drummers and bass.

Pride, Mike / Jonatha Moritz: The Invitation [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Pride, Mike / Jonatha Moritz:
The Invitation [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Editions -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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The long collaboration between saxophonist Mike Pride and drummer/percussionist Jonathan Moritz is concentrated in these superb studio recording, bring great clarity to the far-ranging and detailed interactions both bring to their improvisations through unusual technique, an expansive arsenal of percussive devices, and wonderfully inventive attitudes.

Rumback, Charles: June Holiday Rumback, Charles:
June Holiday

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $11.95    

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A soulful and lyrically passionate album of modern jazz from Chicago drummer Charles Rumback in a trio with pianist Jim Baker and bassist John Tate, their third album together, with all three bringing compositions to the session, yielding a sensitive, understated yet impeccable balance of melodic music that reveals great strength at its center.

Lucier, Alvin: Works for the Ever Present Orchestra  [VINYL 2 LPs] Lucier, Alvin:
Works for the Ever Present Orchestra [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Black Truffle -- Australia )

Price: $29.95    

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Pieces written for the Ever Present Orchestra, a 13-piece ensemble formed in 2016 exclusively to perform composer Alvin Lucier's works, with a core of 4 guitarists, 3 saxophones, 4 violins and piano, here presenting Lucier's continuing exploration of the behaviour of sound in physical space, blending electronic and acoustic sources with subtle tension and mystery.

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

(Notice Recordings -- USA )

Price: $8.95    

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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.

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.

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

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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.

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]

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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.

Comes & Simonis: Regering [CD + DOWNLOAD] Comes & Simonis:
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(esc.rec. -- Netherlands )

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"Regering" signifies "Government", the title and track names derived from the works of B. Traven, in the first meeting between sound artist and composer Matrijn Comes and guitarist Lukas Simonis (AA Kismet, Coolhaven), in a dark album of subtle innuendo and detail, running the spectrum from nightmarish environments to hopeful glimmers; an impressive collaboration.

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

Gintas K: Variations in a - moll for a granular synthesis [CD + DOWNLOAD] Gintas K:
Variations in a - moll for a granular synthesis [CD + DOWNLOAD]

(esc.rec. -- Netherlands )

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Six variations in Lithuanian sound artist and composer Gintas K's work composed during an art residency in MoKS (moks.ee), Estonia, each variation between 8 to 12 minutes long evolving interactions between granulated and continuously shifting computer generated sounds, thick electronics that leaves space amidst the synthetics to create digestible and intriguingly compelling works.

Kouw, Matthijs: The Great Image Has No Form [CD + DOWNLOAD] Kouw, Matthijs:
The Great Image Has No Form [CD + DOWNLOAD]

(esc.rec. -- Netherlands )

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With the haunting impression of spiritual peacefulness and inner contemplation, Netherlands sound & experimental musician Matthijs Kouw blurs synthetic sound, field recordings and acousmatic sources into a reflection of his interest in Daoism and his visit to China's Wudang mountains, where he studied Chinese meditation and martial arts.

Lopez, Francisco: Untitled (2019) [CD + DOWNLOAD] Lopez, Francisco:
Untitled (2019) [CD + DOWNLOAD]

(esc.rec. -- Netherlands )

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Prolific sound artist Francisco López, with more than 378 diverse works composed over 40 years, from nearly silent to overwhelming swells of sonic force, here in a set of eight pieces composed from different source materials, pieces and origins, using field recordings, synthetics and sources of mysterious origin, paced and placed in profound and breathtaking ways.

Machinefabriek: With Drums [VINYL + DOWNLOAD] Machinefabriek:
With Drums [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(esc.rec. -- Netherlands )

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Rutger Zuydervelt (aka Machinefabriek) invited 41 drummer/percussionists including Tony Buck, Vasco Trilla, Tim Barnes, Greg Stuart, Cyril Bondi, &c. to take part in a project by recording a few short fills or phrases, which Zuydervelt used as "Lego Bricks" to build a series of short rhythmical collages, the results being 24 diverse and fascinating compositions.

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.

Plan Kruutntoone: Wat Doen De Handen [VINYL + DOWNLOAD] Plan Kruutntoone:
Wat Doen De Handen [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(esc.rec. -- Netherlands )

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The fifth album from Amsterdam avant rock band Plan Kruutntoone led by Hans Visser on guitar, banjo & voice, and drummer/percussionist Chris Mčller, is a diverse set of recording that bring a sense of isolation and introspection, including spoken word pieces with Samuel Beckett text fragments, and a string quartet composed by Hans Visser; unique and singular.

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.

Vujanic, Daniel: Prosopagnosia [CD + DOWNLOAD] Vujanic, Daniel:
Prosopagnosia [CD + DOWNLOAD]

(esc.rec. -- Netherlands )

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The first part of guitarist, sound artist and multi-instrumentalist Daniel Junnic's Fabula trilogy evokes dynamic and mercurial environments through intuitive approaches, altering and transforming components and source material in acousmatic ways over which acoustic instruments sometimes intone, the results warm and intriguing, implying melody and engaging the listener.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

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