The Squid's Ear Magazine
Physical Releases that include Download Codes


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

(Tsss Tapes -- Spain )


Price: $8.95    


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

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

(Tsss Tapes -- Spain )


Price: $8.95    


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

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

(Winds Measure -- USA )


Price: $9.95    


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

Carter, Daniel / Tobias Wilner / Djibril Toure / Federico Ughi: New York United [VINYL + DOWNLOAD][D
Carter, Daniel / Tobias Wilner / Djibril Toure / Federico Ughi:
New York United [VINYL + DOWNLOAD][DAMAGED] [Used Item]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $18.99    


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An excellent blend of electronics and acoustics as saxophonist, flutist and trumpeter Daniel Carter meets sound artist Tobias Wilner from world-renowned electronic pop band Blue Foundation, with Wu-Tang Clan bass player Djibril Toure and drum wiz Federico Ughi rounding out this forward-thinking album of hazy and rhythmic electroacoustic environments.

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

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $7.95    


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

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

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $7.95    


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

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

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $7.95    


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

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

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $7.95    


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

Grdina, Gordon / Jim Black: Martian Kitties
Grdina, Gordon / Jim Black:
Martian Kitties

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $11.95    


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

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

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $7.95    


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

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

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $7.95    


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

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

(Notice Recordings -- USA )


Price: $8.95    


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

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

(Notice Recordings -- USA )


Price: $8.95    


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

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

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $7.95    


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

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

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $7.95    


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

Alva Noto: HYbr:ID Vol. 1 [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD]
Alva Noto:
HYbr:ID Vol. 1 [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Noton -- Germany )


Price: $39.95    


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The first installment in a new series from Alva Noto, aka Carsten Nicola, bringing together heterogeneous composition methods that aim to merge astrophysics phenomena, fiction, and performance movements, inspired by cinematic visual techniques and static images portraying scientific events; includes graphic inserts of notations informed by the album's sonic and acoustic code.

Shipp, Matthew: Codebreaker [VINYL]
Shipp, Matthew:
Codebreaker [VINYL]

(Tao Forms -- USA )


Price: $26.95    


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A fascinating solo piano record from New York free improvising luminary Matthew Shipp, a contemplative album that surprised even the pianist himself as he thoughtfully dissected harmonics to wring melodic fragments that bring sense to discursive streams of thought, his playing both investigational and charming, drawing an unlikely comparison to Bill Evans.

Nobuka (Michel van Collenburg): Reiko [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD & BOOKLET]
Nobuka (Michel van Collenburg):
Reiko [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD & BOOKLET]

(esc.rec. -- Netherlands )


Price: $26.95    


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The pre-apocalyptic intertwining story of a woman named Reiko, living in a city scarred by climate change and burdened with the imminent threat of viruses, wandering the streets haunted by demons, abstractly envisioned in sound through stunningly effective electronics, field recordings, and developed in parts with Michel Banabila and Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek).

Jon Doe One (d'Hoine / De Backer): Sol Invictus [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD]
Jon Doe One (d'Hoine / De Backer):
Sol Invictus [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD]

(esc.rec. -- Netherlands )


Price: $19.95    


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An album celebrating the unconquerable sun, imagined through rhythm, reeds, bass and sonic landscape, composed by Antwerp double bassist Hannes d'Hoine with multi-reedist Hanne De Backer on bass clarinet & baritone saxophone, slowly unfolding in light and dark tones and steady momentum, neither ambient nor excessive but richly building arrangements through which light emerges.

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

(Huvudbry Recordings -- USA )


Price: $7.95    


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

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

(Huvudbry Recordings -- USA )


Price: $7.95    


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

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

(Huvudbry Recordings -- USA )


Price: $7.95    


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

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

(Huvudbry Recordings -- USA )


Price: $7.95    


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

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

(Aubjects -- USA )


Price: $13.95    


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

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

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )


Price: $8.95    


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

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

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )


Price: $8.95    


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

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

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )


Price: $8.95    


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

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

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )


Price: $8.95    


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

Banabila, Michel: Movements (music for dance) [VINYL 2 LPs + DOWNLOAD]
Banabila, Michel:
Movements (music for dance) [VINYL 2 LPs + DOWNLOAD]

(Tapu Records -- Netherlands )


Price: $14.95    


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2nd Offering: Electroacoustic composer Michel Banabila compiles his dynamic works for dance & movement in this beautifully pressed limited double LP, presenting two 2019 works--'Dragonfly II' for "A Trace of Inevitability" (Yin Yue - Pennsylvania Ballet), and "Illicit Acquirement" for "Enough" (Patrick O"Brien - CUNY Dance Initiative)--and six prior pieces featuring his work with Conny Janssen Danst & Annabelle Lopez Ochoa.

Davis, Anthony  / Paul Plimley / Al Neil / John Kameel Farah: Past Piano Present | Live at Western F
Davis, Anthony / Paul Plimley / Al Neil / John Kameel Farah:
Past Piano Present | Live at Western Front 1985 - 2015 [VINYL LP with DOWNLOAD]

(Western Front New Music -- Canada )


Price: $11.00    


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Four innovative and creative pianists performing solo at the Western Front between 1985 and 2015--Anthony Davis, Paul Plimley, Al Neil, John Kameel Farah--compiled on this extraordinary LP, the 2nd essential archive from one of Canada's most important performance spaces.

Roadworks (Gallio / Streuli): As If You Were Here / Glassware [2 LPS + CD + DOWNLOAD]
Roadworks (Gallio / Streuli):
As If You Were Here / Glassware [2 LPS + CD + DOWNLOAD]

(Percaso -- Switzerland )


Price: $39.95    


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A deluxe 2 album release: "Glassware" on CD was composed by Swiss saxophonist Christoph Gallio for a commission by the Art Council Of The Canton Aargau, performed with Raphael Loher (piano), Ernst Thoma (synth), Dominique Girod (bass), and Nicolas Stocker (drums); then reworked into something creatively experimental in the 2 LP "As If You Were Here"; engaging and spellbinding!

Thumbscrew (Fujiwara / Halvorson / Formanek): Never Is Enough [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]
Thumbscrew (Fujiwara / Halvorson / Formanek):
Never Is Enough [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(Cuneiform -- USA )


Price: $38.95    


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Recorded at the same time and influenced by the recording of their 2020 album The Anthony Braxton Project, the NY Thumbscrew trio of Tomas Fujiwara on drums, Mary Halvorson on guitar, and Michael Formanek on double bass & electric bass present 9 original compositions, three pieces from each of the musicians, of melodically inclined forward thinking, creative jazz.

Klein, M. / Steffan de Turck: A New City [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD]
Klein, M. / Steffan de Turck:
A New City [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Het Generiek -- The Netherlands )


Price: $24.95    


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A collaborative album from Dutch sound artists M. Klein (Adept, Sweat Tongue) and Steffan de Turck (Staplerfahrer) using field recordings and keyboards in two extended sound collages that take familiar sounds and transform them into a journey through an imagined land, accompanied by melodic synthetic fragments, a reflective work like a lost memory.

 
Carter, Daniel / Demian Richardson / Matthew Putman / David Moss / Federico Ughi:
The Gowanus Recordings

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $18.99    


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A unique collective jazz album drawing on science and math in 5 improvised works from the New York quintet of Daniel Carter on alto & tenor sax, clarinet and trumpet, Demian Richardson on trumpet, Matthew Putman on piano, Dave Moss on upright bass, and Federico Ughi on drums, in a limited edition LP with a download code; superlative playing in rich layers of interaction.

Carter, Daniel / Demian Richardson / Matthew Putman / David Moss / Federico Ughi: The Gowanus Record
Carter, Daniel / Demian Richardson / Matthew Putman / David Moss / Federico Ughi:
The Gowanus Recordings [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $18.99    


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A unique collective jazz album drawing on science and math in 5 improvised works from the New York quintet of Daniel Carter on alto & tenor sax, clarinet and trumpet, Demian Richardson on trumpet, Matthew Putman on piano, Dave Moss on upright bass, and Federico Ughi on drums, in a limited edition LP with a download code; superlative playing in rich layers of interaction.

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

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $22.00    


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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.

Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi: Telepathic Allia
Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi:
Telepathic Alliances [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $18.99    


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Recording in Brooklyn, the quintet of Daniel Carter on alto, soprano & tenor saxophones, Patrick Holmes on clarinet, Matthew Putman on piano, Hilliard Greene on bass, and Federico Ughi on drums bring together players of a very different backgrounds who share a nearly telepathic level of communication through free improv, in an album graced with Carter's poetry.

Carter, Daniel / Tobias Wilner / Djibril Toure / Federico Ughi: New York United [CD + DOWNLOAD]
Carter, Daniel / Tobias Wilner / Djibril Toure / Federico Ughi:
New York United [CD + DOWNLOAD]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $16.00    


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An excellent blend of electronics and acoustics as saxophonist, flutist and trumpeter Daniel Carter meets sound artist Tobias Wilner from world-renowned electronic pop band Blue Foundation, with Wu-Tang Clan bass player Djibril Toure and drum wiz Federico Ughi rounding out this forward-thinking album of hazy and rhythmic electroacoustic environments.

Carter, Daniel / Tobias Wilner / Djibril Toure / Federico Ughi: New York United [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]
Carter, Daniel / Tobias Wilner / Djibril Toure / Federico Ughi:
New York United [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $18.99    


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An excellent blend of electronics and acoustics as saxophonist, flutist and trumpeter Daniel Carter meets sound artist Tobias Wilner from world-renowned electronic pop band Blue Foundation, with Wu-Tang Clan bass player Djibril Toure and drum wiz Federico Ughi rounding out this forward-thinking album of hazy and rhythmic electroacoustic environments.

Carter, Daniel / William Parker / Federico Ughi: The Dream [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]
Carter, Daniel / William Parker / Federico Ughi:
The Dream [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $18.99    


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This album was developed to present Daniel Carter, typically a wind/reed/trumpeter player, on an album that included his piano playing, which then advanced by adding the goal of both Carter and long-time collaborator, drummer Federico Ughi, to record with bassist William Parker, who rounds out this excellent trio on bass, tuba and shakuhachi.

Doneda, Michel: Monstre (PRINT w/ DOWNLOAD)
Doneda, Michel:
Monstre (PRINT w/ DOWNLOAD)

(Tour de Bras -- France )


Price: $15.95    


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Performing on soprano and sopranino saxophones, French saxophonist Michel Doneda is heard in concert at Tiasci in Paris for three "Monstre" solo improvisations of quietly emphatic playing using extended techniques and unusual phrasing, released as a limited 250g paper card hand-printed by Normad with an accompanying download code, 1 of 2 art cards initiating an 8-card series.

Flaherty, Paul / Gene Moore / Gene Janas / Federico Ughi: Morfina [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]
Flaherty, Paul / Gene Moore / Gene Janas / Federico Ughi:
Morfina [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $18.99    


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First conceived during the 2016 Forward Festival when noise guitarist Gene Moore and NYC experimental bassist Gene Janas invited noted avant-garde drummer Federico Ughi for the second part of their set, the results being so impressive that they asked saxophonist Paul Flaherty to join them to record this album and to perform at the Forward Festival 2017.

Lauzier, Philippe / Eric Normand : Not the music : Les temps fluos [PRINT  w/ DOWNLOAD]
Lauzier, Philippe / Eric Normand :
Not the music : Les temps fluos [PRINT w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tour de Bras -- France )


Price: $15.95    


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An album of quiet improvisation focused on timbre, rhythm and pensive pacing from the duo of bass clarinetist Philippe Lauzier and bassist Éric Normand, also using objects to create mysterious tones and acoustic sonics, released as a limited 300g paper card hand-printed by Normad with an accompanying download code, 1 of 2 art cards initiating an 8-card series.

Listening Group (feat. Daniel Carter / Patrick Holmes / Jeff Snyder / Stelios Mihas / Federico Ughi)
Listening Group (feat. Daniel Carter / Patrick Holmes / Jeff Snyder / Stelios Mihas / Federico Ughi):
Live at the Forward Festival 2016 [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $18.99    


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A live performance at Forward Festival 2016, in Brooklyn, NY, merging chamber music, free improvisation, free and avant jazz and other forms in a an ensemble with Daniel Carter (sax & trumpet), Claire de Brunner (bassoon), Patrick Holmes (clarinet), Nick Lyons (sax), Jeff Snyder (electronics), Stelios Mihas (guitar), Jonah Rosenberg (piano), Zach Swanson (bass), and Federico Ughi (drums).

Meirano, Gabriele / Xu Fengxia: New Vintage Sessions [CDr + DOWNLOAD]
Meirano, Gabriele / Xu Fengxia:
New Vintage Sessions [CDr + DOWNLOAD]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $16.00    


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A collaboration between the China based Italian pianist Gabriele Meirano and the Berlin based Chinese musician Xu Fengxia, a pioneer in combining Chinese music with improvisation; the two first played together when Peter Brotzmann invited them to join him in a trio concert at the Shanghai Art Center in 2011, here in a duo that fuses Far East sounds and the blues.

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

(Notice Recordings -- USA )


Price: $8.95    


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

Plan Kruutntoone / Reinier van Houdt : Pas Maar Op, Want Deze Tas Is Van Zorro (En Zorro Houdt Van M
Plan Kruutntoone / Reinier van Houdt :
Pas Maar Op, Want Deze Tas Is Van Zorro (En Zorro Houdt Van Mij)[VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(esc.rec. -- Netherlands )


Price: $18.95    


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Plan Kruutntoone joins forces with avant-garde pianist Reinier van Houdt for a conceptual narrative blurring improvised music, compositional and rock forms, with a narrative based around Zorro and Rosa, geography (and Spielberg) and Brodski, or in their terms: composed and deranged music and lyrics (and other words) on guitars, basses, drums and a piano.

Weston, Grant Calvin : Improv Messenger [CD + DOWNLOAD]
Weston, Grant Calvin :
Improv Messenger [CD + DOWNLOAD]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $16.00    


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Performing on drums, trumpet, guitar, bass, moog bass, and keyboards, Philadelphia born and West Coast drummer/multi-instrumentalist Grant Calvin Weston, a member of Ornette Coleman's Prime Time Band, presents an album or fierce drumming and powerful electronic sources balanced with beautifully paced sonic environments, 16 tracks of diverse and gripping music.

Weston, Grant Calvin / Lucas Brode: Flying Kites [CD + DOWNLOAD]
Weston, Grant Calvin / Lucas Brode:
Flying Kites [CD + DOWNLOAD]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $16.00    


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A powerful recording that features heavy, intricate and deep grooves from Philadelphian Grant Calvin Weston (Ornette Coleman's Prime Time) on drums, percussion and synths and Lucas Brode on guitars, effects and loops, a great album of creative improvisation that blends fusion-oriented playing balanced with modern sound collage and atmospheric moments.

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

(4 Men With Beards -- USA )


Price: $7.95    


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

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

(Tubapede -- USA )


Price: $7.95    


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

Kazuto, Shimizu / Yoshida Tatsuya: Whatchamacallits [CD + DOWNLOAD MOVIE LINK]
Kazuto, Shimizu / Yoshida Tatsuya:
Whatchamacallits [CD + DOWNLOAD MOVIE LINK]

(Magaibutsu Limited -- Japan )


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A live recording at Koenji Jirokichi in 2022 between Magaibtusu leader Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins, Korekyojinn, Koenji Hyakkei, PYN, &c) and pianist Kazuto Shimizu (Arepos, Chakra, Hikashu, Killing Time, Lars Hollmer's Global Home Project, &c), both on vocals as they unfold a playful and technically incredible set of "Doodads", "Watchamacallits" and other wonderful curiosities.

Yoshida, Tatsuya / Risa Takeda: SUPERHELIX [CD + DOWNLOAD VIDEOS]
Yoshida, Tatsuya / Risa Takeda:
SUPERHELIX [CD + DOWNLOAD VIDEOS]

(Magaibutsu Limited -- Japan )


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Fifteen rock instrumentals between drummer Tatsuya Yoshida and pianist & keyboardist Risa Takeda, generally high-speed, technically superb and melodically infused pieces of imaginative creativity with a quirky sense of humor, augmented with Yoshida's vocalizing and effect processing from both; includes a download sheet for 15 high-def movies, one for each track on the album.

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

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


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

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

(577 Records -- USA )


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

Rumback, Charles: Seven Bridges [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]
Rumback, Charles:
Seven Bridges [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


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Merging disparate styles into music that is clearly jazz-based, warm and beautifully structured, Chicago drummer and composer Charles Rumback's 7th album as a leader assembles a large group of luminaries including Jim Baker, Ron Miles, Jason Stein, and Greg Ward for a set of instrumentals and songs that are effusive but never sentimental, a beautiful balance.

Survival Unit III (McPhee / Lonberg-Holm / Zerang): The Art of Flight: For Alvin Fielder [VINYL + DO
Survival Unit III (McPhee / Lonberg-Holm / Zerang):
The Art of Flight: For Alvin Fielder [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


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A fully acoustic set of creative free improvisation from the Survival Unit III trio of Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello, Joe McPhee on tenor saxophone & pocket trumpet and Michael Zerang on percussion, performing at the 2018 The Instigation Festival in New Orleans in a set of concerts that also was drummer Alvin Fielder's last concert, to whom this album is dedicated.

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

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )


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

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

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )


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

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

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )


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

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

(7272music -- USA )


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

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

(Notice Recordings -- USA )


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

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

(Notice Recordings -- USA )


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

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

(Notice Recordings -- USA )


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

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

(Marthasville Fine Audio Recordings -- USA )


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Atlanta, GA sound artist Craig Lee Dempsey (US Prisms, Ben Trickey Full Band, The Weight, Thoroughbred) issues his first fully solo album of ambient drones developed from guitar and synthesizer sources, with rich implied rhythmic pulses that slowly evolve through the six pieces on this cassette & download release, all six pieces adding up to 22 minutes of sound.

Wilson, Kelsey: Secular Music [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Wilson, Kelsey:
Secular Music [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Marthasville Fine Audio Recordings -- USA )


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An album of sonic environments reflecting on religion in the Southeast from Atlanta, GA drummer and sound artist Kelsey Wilson, using organ, tapes and field recordings to create dark and brooding meditations intended for loud playback, five opaquely layered constructions of ambience and drone, crackling tape loops, low-tones synths and disembodied voices.

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

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


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

Banabila, Michel: Singles (2020 - 2022) [CD + DOWNLOAD]
Banabila, Michel:
Singles (2020 - 2022) [CD + DOWNLOAD]

(Tapu Records -- Netherlands )


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The ever-prolific Dutch sound artist Michel Banabila collects 11 singles, working solo and in collaborations featuring Alex Haas, Bill Laswell, Cengiz Arslanpay, Jeff Greinke, Ümlaut, Salar Asid, Robert jarvis, Maarten Vos, and Gareth Davis, demonstrating Banabila's diverse and sophisticated approaches to sound work, and his versatility in a variety of settings.

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

(Tapu Records -- Netherlands )


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

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

(Tapu Records -- Netherlands )


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

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

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


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

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

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


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

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

(Tsss Tapes -- Italy )


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

Mohanna, Nickolas: Sight Drawings [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD]
Mohanna, Nickolas:
Sight Drawings [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Run/Off Editions -- USA )


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Using sources from the world about him--field recordings, sampled orchestral noises, and voice recorders--New York composer and sound artist Nickolas Mohanna explores the spatial impressions of sound within a delicate acousmatic language, weaving inexplicable sounds into reorganized, recognizable components, creating a solid and compelling structural language.

New Monuments (Don Dietrich / Ben Hall / Camille Dietrich / Tony Gordon): Language is the Skin [CD w
New Monuments (Don Dietrich / Ben Hall / Camille Dietrich / Tony Gordon):
Language is the Skin [CD w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Torn Light -- USA )


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Recording in Detroit in 2021 the ruggedly extreme free jazz quartet New Monuments of Don Dietrich (Borbetomagus) on saxophone, Ben Hall on percussion, Camille Dietrich on cello and Tony Gordon on electric bass guitar shred through six collective improvisations, taking time for burning solo moments and electrically-fueled exchanges; scorching!



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