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


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

(Tapu Records -- Netherlands )


Price: $13.95    




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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 )


Price: $6.95    




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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.

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

(Tsss Tapes -- Italy )


Price: $8.95    




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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 )


Price: $22.46    




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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 )


Price: $9.95    




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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!

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

(Notice Recordings -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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

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

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




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

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

(Notice Recordings -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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

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

(Amalgam -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




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

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

(Tsss Tapes -- Italy )


Price: $8.95    




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

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

(Storm Cellar -- USA )


Price: $9.95    




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

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

(Verz Imprint -- UK )


Price: $6.60    




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

Weston, Matt: Sparky 5 [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Weston, Matt:
Sparky 5 [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(7272music -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




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The 5th 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.

Knott, Dave: Making Fire With Frogs [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Knott, Dave:
Making Fire With Frogs [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(All The Wow & Twice The Flutter -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




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Sound artist and electroacoustic improviser Dave Knott (aka Vague Johnson) presenting compositions created from the sounds of frogs, toads, insects, periodic sounds of fire and snapping branches; "a microphone attached to a reed brings the listener to the water's edge of these swampy sounds"; an album to transform your dull room into a swampy wonderland.

Irarrazabal / Baldwin: Grips [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Irarrazabal / Baldwin:
Grips [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )


Price: $9.95    




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Chilean double bassist, vocalist, improviser & composer Amanda Irarrázabal and Brooklyn double bassist Nat Baldwin in a live performance first-time meeting at the IRL concert space during Irarrázabal's week-long tour through NYC, this concert a profound meeting of deep strings, bowed, plucked and mutated through unique technical approaches to their instruments.

Motl, Kyle / Carlos Dominguez : Field of Fried Umbrellas [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Motl, Kyle / Carlos Dominguez :
Field of Fried Umbrellas [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )


Price: $9.95    




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An apt title for this collection of improvised works for double bass and feedback mixer between long-time collaborators Kyle Motl and Carlos Domínguez Reinhardt, both members of the band Not the Circus and having previously released the duo album Artabotrys Hexapetalus, this album recorded in 2020 at Rat's Mouth in Florida for five diverse and often abrasive interactions.

Kubo, Tomomi / Camila Nebbia : Polycephaly [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Kubo, Tomomi / Camila Nebbia :
Polycephaly [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )


Price: $9.95    




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Amongst the most unique of early electronic music instruments, the Ondes Martenot is heard in six duo recordings performed at the Barcelona studio of Spanish Ondiste, Tomomi Kubo, in conversation with tenor saxophonist Camila Nebbia, both using loop pedals and Nebbia adding her voice at times, creating otherworldly and unconventional interactions of free improv.

Chang, Leo / Lucie Vitkova: Religion [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Chang, Leo / Lucie Vitkova:
Religion [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )


Price: $9.95    




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Unusually orchestrated, spacious and exotic free improvisation from New York-based musicians Lucie Vítková, originally from Czech Republic and performing on accordion, hichiriki (a Japanese double reed flute), synth & harmonica, and Korean-born improviser Leo Chang performing on VOCALNORI (Amplified Gongs via Voice) and Piri (a Korean double reed instrument).

Odd Person: Myths of the Crystal Plateau [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Odd Person:
Myths of the Crystal Plateau [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Nonlocal Research -- Chile )


Price: $7.95    




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A mesmerizing album of rich percussion and synthetic sound floors from Odd Person, aka August Treager (Bicephalic, Somnaphon), in seven trance-like compositions based around grooves that slowly evolve in character while accompanied by haunting asides of ghostly melodic figures, casting a decidedly world music flavor to original music that transcends location.

Weston, Matt: Sparky 6 [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Weston, Matt:
Sparky 6 [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(7272music -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




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The 6th and final 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.

Illusion Of Safety & Z'ev : Illusion Of Safety & Z'ev [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD]
Illusion Of Safety & Z'ev :
Illusion Of Safety & Z'ev [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tribe Tapes -- USA )


Price: $19.95    




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After the collaboration of Illusion of Safety and Z'EV which culminated in a performance at Enemy in Chicago in 2007, Z'EV approached IOS member Daniel Burke to collaborate on an album, providing Burke with a number of short acoustic recordings which Burke developed into these compositions merging his own field recordings, sampling, electro-acoustics, and Eurorack modular synth.

Malcolm Goldstein / Fred Lonberg-Holm: Missa Amissa [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Malcolm Goldstein / Fred Lonberg-Holm:
Missa Amissa [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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Bringing to ears a 2003 encounter in Chicago, IL between legendary violin improviser, conceptualist and writer Malcolm Goldstein and exploratory cello improviser Fred Lonberg-Holm, through two extended dialogs weaving their strings around each other and finding unusual intersections and unions, from rapid action to introspective beauty; unsettling and inspired.

Smith, Damon / Louis Wall / NNN Cook / Michael William / Fred Tompkins: Fire Point [CASSETTE + DOWNL
Smith, Damon / Louis Wall / NNN Cook / Michael William / Fred Tompkins:
Fire Point [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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A dark album of sound art from the quintet of mostly St. Louis improvisers--Damon Smith, Louis Wall, NNN Cook, Michael Williams and noted flutist Fred Tompkins on two tracks--starting through shrouded percussion and unidentifiable sources, the group's sessions are edited into a cohesive album that takes its listeners on a unique journey of electronic and acoustic interaction.

Kim, Sunik: Raid on the White Tiger Regiment [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Kim, Sunik:
Raid on the White Tiger Regiment [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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Named after one of the eight core revolutionary operas produced during the Cultural Revolution in Korea, composer & performer Sunik Kim constructed this fascinatingly dense and constantly surprising set of compositions using Max MSP and SuperCollider, including a live version constructed from phone and Zoom recordings of performances at Cafe OTO and at Counterflows, in Glasgow, Scotland.

Gate, The (Peck / Blancarte / Osborne): Island Virus
Gate, The (Peck / Blancarte / Osborne):
Island Virus

(Tubapede -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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NY Tuba-driven trio The Gate led by Dan Peck on tuba & effects, with Tom Blancarte on upright electric bass and Brian Osborne on percussion, in a studio album of shorter pieces exploring the dark side of the huge brass instrument and the band's dark, enormous sound, with tongue-in-cheek titles like "Black Bird of Death Spewing Death Puke"; ominously impressive.

Lareau, Charles: Stasis (CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD)
Lareau, Charles:
Stasis (CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD)

(Eh? -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




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Sound artist Charles Lareau, a member of Naturaliste with Bryan Day, Chris Fischer & Lonnie Methe, in six solo compositions of assertive electronics and noise, using recordings, found sounds and various electronics while often incorporating his environment to add aural excitement and unexpected moments between sections of slowly shifting, static textures.

Surak, Jeff: Eris I Dysnomia [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Surak, Jeff:
Eris I Dysnomia [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Eh? -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




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Washington DC-area sound artist and Zeromoon label-leader Jeff Surak, creating audio environments since the 80's home taping days, in a set of sound recordings of electro-acoustic drones, tape generated musique concrete, "plus a heavy dose of weirdness"; five tracks of diverse approaches to sonic experimentation, particularly the epic "Parasite Lost".

Orasique (Don Malfon / Fernando Barrios / Marco Albert / Misha Marks): Ixtlahuaca (CASSETTE w/ DOWNL
Orasique (Don Malfon / Fernando Barrios / Marco Albert / Misha Marks):
Ixtlahuaca (CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD)

(Eh? -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




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A mix of chaos, awe and humorously inspired improvisation from the quartet of Don Malfon on alto saxophone, Fernando Barrios on drums & objects, Marco Albert on voice and Misha Marks on latarra (a form of home-built guitar), recording in Colonia Buenavista de San Pedro Ixtlahuaca, Oaxaca, Mexico for 7 peculisar and absorbing improvisations.

Lindorff-Ellery, Evan: Swollen Air [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Lindorff-Ellery, Evan:
Swollen Air [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )


Price: $9.95    




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Kingston, NY sound artist and media artist Evan Lindorff-Ellery recorded these two experimental improvisations in the summer of 2021 in a small cabin in West Saugerties, NY using electric guitar, contact mic, amp, recordings and various objects, while also repurposing recordings made while in Maine by running them through his electric guitar.

Lopez, Brandon: vilevilevilevilevilevilevilevile [VINYL]
Lopez, Brandon:
vilevilevilevilevilevilevilevile [VINYL]

(Tao Forms -- USA )


Price: $23.95    




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Extremely active in the Downtown NY scene as a versatile double bassist in a wide variety of settings, Brandon Lopez presents a tour de force album of solo improvisations, developed to illuminate his abilities as a powerful string player but also as a mischief-maker on the strings through unexpected technique and the application of "RealBadVibes".

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

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




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The second chapter in the duo of West Coast improvisers Chris Williams on trumpet, cornet, objects & mutes and Patrick Shiroishi on alto, soprano and tenor saxophones plus snare drum, essentially a free jazz outing of six fascinating dialogs, from call and response to pointillistic interaction, a masterful display of assertive playing through intensive listening.

Playbackers (Silbert / Foam / Young): Playbackers Record [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Playbackers (Silbert / Foam / Young):
Playbackers Record [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )


Price: $9.95    




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Recording to 4 track cassette, this unusual and experimental Boston-area trio of active sound artists--Stella Silbert, Arkm Foam and Neil 'Cloaca' Young--improvise over abstract territory using turntables, a no-input mixer, objects, an open reel tape machine, contact mics, and cassette players, emerging with equally tongue-in-cheek and serious aural interactions.

Costa, Carlo / John McCowen: Pianissimo Etc [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Costa, Carlo / John McCowen:
Pianissimo Etc [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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Powerfully rich sounds from two NY-based instrumentalists — John McCowen on contrabass clarinet & Carlo Costa on bass drum & percussion — in a three-part work of acoustic improvisations, McCowen sounding deceptively electronic through overtones and masterful harmonic technique, while Costa's bass drum provides deep foundations as he mysteriously layers percussive distractions; phenomenal!

Muller, Matthias / Pawel Doskocz / Emilio Gordoa: Aural Accidentals [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Muller, Matthias / Pawel Doskocz / Emilio Gordoa:
Aural Accidentals [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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On the last day of the 2021 Spontaneous Music Festival at the Dragon Club in Poznań, Poland, the trio of Berlin trombonist Matthias Muller was joined by younger generation Polish guitarist Pawel Doskocz on prepared electric guitar and fellow Berlin drummer and electroacoustic improviser Emilio Gordoa for these two extended sonic adventures recorded in near-darkness.

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".

Jerman, Jeph / Ted Byrnes: Passenger [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Jerman, Jeph / Ted Byrnes:
Passenger [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tsss Tapes -- Italy )


Price: $8.95    




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Two western-US, like-minded sound artists and improviser who started their musical lives as drummer/percussionists, Jeph Jerman and Ted Byrnes present nine relatively succinct tracks of unusual and unidentifiable sources, typically formed around a rhythmic center and always actively engaging, finding logic in curious or even chaotic interaction.

Roysum, Andres / Christian Meaas Svendsen / Kresten Osgood: Music Improvised on September 23rd, 2021
Roysum, Andres / Christian Meaas Svendsen / Kresten Osgood:
Music Improvised on September 23rd, 2021 [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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A subset of the Andreas Røysum Ensemble, the trio of Norwegian clarinetist Andreas Roysum on Bb& Bass clarinets, Nakama Label leader Christian Meaas Svendsen on double bass and Danish drummer Kresten Osgood recorded these collective free improvisations on the title's date in an unnamed location, for four assertive dialogs of impressive expression.

Bi Ba Doom (Pitsiokos / Stewart / Nazary): Graceful Collision [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD]
Bi Ba Doom (Pitsiokos / Stewart / Nazary):
Graceful Collision [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $19.95    




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A New York trio of musical friends from Chris Pitsiokos on alto saxophone, Luke Stewart on electric & acoustic basses and Jason Nazary on drums, an elegantly impactful album of organic free jazz expanded through electronic textures from all three members as they enthusiastically explore new approaches to energetic, creative, contemporary improvisation; extraordinary!

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 )


Price: $8.95    




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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.

McCormick, John Collins  : Healthy Alternative To Thinking [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
McCormick, John Collins :
Healthy Alternative To Thinking [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Eh? -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




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Two sound works from multimedia artist John Collins McCormick (Sky Thing) recorded using a multi-channel, portable sound system that employs up to 8 subwoofers in drum stands, amplifying low frequencies and rattling odds and ends he collected over the years, creating a rolling and controlled cacophony of quick rhythms and unusual asides from objects placed on the subwoofers.

Ewen, Sandy / Jason Nazary: A Beaded Gesture [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Ewen, Sandy / Jason Nazary:
A Beaded Gesture [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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Recording at the Chamber of Commerce in Brooklyn in 2021, the duo of Sandy Ewen on prepared guitar and Jason Nazary on drums & percussion take a nearly pugilistic approach to their improvisations, building aggressive sections of intense pummeling, then slipping back to catch their breath before the next round, each filled with curious elements and energetic determination.

MAW (Meadows / Ackerley / Wallace): Live Recordings [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
MAW (Meadows / Ackerley / Wallace):
Live Recordings [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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Releasing their first studio work in 2020, this album presents the first two live concerts in Brooklyn and Saugerties for the ea-improv trio MAW of Frank Meadows on upright bass, Jessica Ackerley on electric guitar and Eli Wallace on prepared piano & synth, in two 2-part improvisations: the darkly heavy "Mise-en-Place" and the brighter experiments of "Opus 40".

Lewis, James Brandon / Red Lily Quintet: For Mahalia, With Love [2 CDs]
Lewis, James Brandon / Red Lily Quintet:
For Mahalia, With Love [2 CDs]

(Tao Forms -- USA )


Price: $19.95    




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Composer and tenor saxophonist James Brandon Lewis' exceptional Red Lily Quintet quintet (Kirk Knuffke on cornet; William Parker on bass; Chad Taylor on drums; Christopher Hoffman on cello) pays homage to gospel and jazz singer Mahalia Jackson through a suite of original Lewis compositions, reimagining some of Jackson's best known works; CD & LP issues include a bonus download track.

Lewis, James Brandon / Red Lily Quintet: For Mahalia, With Love [VINYL 2 LPs]
Lewis, James Brandon / Red Lily Quintet:
For Mahalia, With Love [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Tao Forms -- USA )


Price: $35.95    




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Composer and tenor saxophonist James Brandon Lewis' exceptional Red Lily Quintet quintet (Kirk Knuffke on cornet; William Parker on bass; Chad Taylor on drums; Christopher Hoffman on cello) pays homage to gospel and jazz singer Mahalia Jackson through a suite of original Lewis compositions, reimagining some of Jackson's best known works; CD & LP issues include a bonus download track.

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

(Tsss Tapes -- Italy )


Price: $8.95    




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

Jones, Darius (Jones / Cleaver / Zubot  / Lee / Meger): fLuXkit Vancouver (Its Suite But Sacred) [VI
Jones, Darius (Jones / Cleaver / Zubot / Lee / Meger):
fLuXkit Vancouver (Its Suite But Sacred) [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(Northern Spy -- USA )


Price: $24.95    




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Commissioned by the Vancouver artist-run center Western Front, NY saxophonist & composer Darius Jones developed this project during a succession of Western Front residencies between 2019 - 2022, culminating in this concert with fellow New Yorker, Gerald Cleaver (drums), and some of Canada's finest improvisers: Jesse Zubot (violin), Joshua Zubot (violin), Peggy Lee (cello) and James Meger (bass).

Bacci, Chiara / Nicola Lancerotti: Settembre [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Bacci, Chiara / Nicola Lancerotti:
Settembre [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tsss Tapes -- Italy )


Price: $8.95    




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Two mysteriously veiled electroacoustic improvisations recorded live at Maison des musiques, in Brussels, Belgium between performers Nicola Lancerotti, an Italian-born double bassist & sound artist, and sound artist Chiara Bacci, using glitch, veiled voices, synthetics and acousmatic sources, packaged in a sparkly green tinted cassette with download code.

Eventless Plot: Schemata [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Eventless Plot:
Schemata [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tsss Tapes -- Italy )


Price: $8.95    




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The Thessaloniki trio Vasilis Liolios, Aris Giatas and Yiannis Tsirikoglou, aka Eventless Plot, pays great attention to sonic details through experimental sound and sonic expression, here in a two-part work performed on percussion, analog modular synth, tapes/Revox A-77, field recordings, electromagnetic mic & objects, joined by double bassist Antonis Argyriou for the 2nd part.

Baldwin, Nat: Autonomia II: Recombinations [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLAOD]
Baldwin, Nat:
Autonomia II: Recombinations [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLAOD]

(Traced Objects -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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Four unedited performances of extreme double bass work from Tripticks label leader Nat Baldwin, merging free playing with extraneous bass sounds, noise and unusual techniques, yielding a muscular set of double bass improvisations, the opening tracks building technique around fractured lyrical expression as the album builds to the closing "negation" of burning intensity.

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

(Marthasville Fine Audio Recordings -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




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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.

Weston, Matt: This Is Broken [VINYL]
Weston, Matt:
This Is Broken [VINYL]

(7272music -- USA )


Price: $15.95    




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Two extended works for percussion & electronics from Matt Weston, a curious coupling of resonant interactions that is likely a mysterious mixture of preparation, improvisation and composition, augmented with electronics and modified in the mix through studio manipulation, making for fascinating journeys through enigmatic punctuation and sound.

Wilson, Kelsey: A Workmanlike Approach [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Wilson, Kelsey:
A Workmanlike Approach [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Marthasville Fine Audio Recordings -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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Two distinctive works of sounds and noise from Atlanta sound artist and drummer Kelsey Wilson composing extended works using field recordings collected between 2020-2022, volume/feedback and synthesizers; first a howling and heavy journey in "Bootstrap Story"; then a rich and ringing birthday party for Nick Cave that ends with haunting bells and running water.

Dunston, Nick: Skultura [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Dunston, Nick:
Skultura [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )


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Bassist & composer Nick Dunston's Berlin band Skultura creates a uniquely experimental and fascinatingly sculpted approach to free jazz through layers of sound and serious playing punctuated by voice and concrete elements, each piece keeping the listener in anticipation of what might happen next, eased into serious jazz grooves, then whisked away in new directions; not to be missed!

Gate, The: Scum [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Gate, The:
Scum [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tubapede -- USA )


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A heavy and wild ride in the 9th album from New York's The Gate of composer and tuba player Dan Peck, bass player Tom Blancarte and percussionist Brian Osborne, concise pieces of heavy melodic elements, dark riffs and an ominous attitude, intersecting with plundered asides and anxious pauses, a strong addition to their discography and an engrossing collection of deep disturbance.

Fishkin, Daniel : Dark Listening [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Fishkin, Daniel :
Dark Listening [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )


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Taking the viola da gamba and the daxophone into uncharted (dark) territories, composer Daniel Fishkin (who studied with daxophone inventor Hans Racheil) presents four works leveraging interference & frequency patterns, performed with an exceptional set of specialists on each instrument, and Fishkin's own 20-foot long instrument, The Lady's Harp, creating long, sustained tones.

Hollow Deck: Over East [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Hollow Deck:
Over East [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )


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Straddling quirky folk song and experimental sound collage, the long-running Western Massachusettes duo of fiddler, banjo player & singer Mia Friedman and clarinetist, wind player & sound artist Andy Allen (Guerilla Toss) present an album of observational songs with unusual perspectives and an anything goes approach to the music that surrounds each song; delightful.

Angeles, Camilo / Joanna Mattrey: Hailstone Temple [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Angeles, Camilo / Joanna Mattrey:
Hailstone Temple [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )


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Excerpted from their 2022 concert at Museo Ex Teresa Arte Actual in Mexico, flutist Camilo Ángeles (TVL REC label), also performing on bass flute, joins with New York City violist Joanna Mattrey, an active performer and improviser associated with Issue Project Room and Roulette, for six unusual duos of wind, string and voice leveraging the natural resonance of the museum space.

Kiyasu, Ryosuke: Dig Up Roots [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Kiyasu, Ryosuke:
Dig Up Roots [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )


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Active as a drum soloist since 2003, Ryosuke Kiyasu (Fushitsusha, SETE STAR SEPT, Kiyasu Orchestra) performs solo in a live performance split between two extended improvisations, captured at Tokyo Arts and Space in 2022, using a snare drum and a table in a forceful demonstration of rhythm and punctuation that is affected by the ambiance of the space.

Silbert, Stella / Nat Baldwin: 01.30.22 [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Silbert, Stella / Nat Baldwin:
01.30.22 [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )


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Cantankerously informed and paced like a perfect tumble, the duo improvisations of Massachusetts collaborator Stella Silber on turntables and Nat Baldwin on upright bass augment their work through turntable preparations and static, Baldwin performing all over his instrument, as the duo surprise and maintain interest through accessible abrasiveness.

Wind Tide (Andrew Weathers / Gretchen Korsmo): Blue Breaking Brown [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Wind Tide (Andrew Weathers / Gretchen Korsmo):
Blue Breaking Brown [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )


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One "Small Dog" and one Big from the Texas experimental duo of Andrew Weathers on synth, lap steel, recorder & electronics, and Gretchen Korsmo on voice, keys & percussion, both members of the Full Spectrum Records collective, their confident collaboration morphing drones, sonic deformation, resonance, voice, bells and mysterious sources in two well-paced & passionate sonic journeys.

Surplus 1980: Illusion of Consistency [VINYL + CD + DOWNLOAD]
Surplus 1980:
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Composed using an "exquisite corpse" method during the pandemic, where each player provided a partially complete track with instructions to expand their concept, enlisting an incredible set of musicians across the US & Europe, directed by Moe! Staiano, including Jesse Quattro, Fred Frith, Carla Kihlstedt, GW Sok, Amy X Neuburg, Darren Johnston, &c &c.

Durrant, Phil / Daniel Thompson: Live / Studio <i>[Used Item]</i>
Durrant, Phil / Daniel Thompson:
Live / Studio [Used Item]

(Bead -- UK )


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The improvising string duo of stalwart London improvisers, Daniel Thompson on acoustic guitar and Phil Durrant on the octave mandola, are heard in two settings of texturally rich, intricate interactions, first at Cafe OTO in 2022 for an extended improvisation, then at Cable Street Studios two months later for six succint, impressively diverse dialogs.

Evans, Peter Being & Becoming (Evans /  Ross / Jozwiak / Ode): Ars Memoria [VINYL 180gm + DOWNLOAD]
Evans, Peter Being & Becoming (Evans / Ross / Jozwiak / Ode):
Ars Memoria [VINYL 180gm + DOWNLOAD]

(More Is More -- USA )


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The second album from New York trumpeter Peter Evan's band Being and Becoming stretches out his concepts in five extended works that dovetails superb contemporary jazz — integrating extended techniques and solid vibraphone work — with beautifully rich and explorative passages, masterfully performed with Joel Ross (vibes), Nick Jozwiak (bass) and Michael Shekwoaga (drums).

Evans, Peter Being & Becoming (Evans /  Ross / Jozwiak / Ode): Ars Memoria
Evans, Peter Being & Becoming (Evans / Ross / Jozwiak / Ode):
Ars Memoria

(More Is More -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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The second album from New York trumpeter Peter Evan's band Being and Becoming stretches out his concepts in five extended works that dovetails superb contemporary jazz — integrating extended techniques and solid vibraphone work — with beautifully rich and explorative passages, masterfully performed with Joel Ross (vibes), Nick Jozwiak (bass) and Michael Shekwoaga (drums).

Berman, Josh / Eli Wallace / Ishmael Ali / Bill Harris: An-Ill Fitting Garment [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD
Berman, Josh / Eli Wallace / Ishmael Ali / Bill Harris:
An-Ill Fitting Garment [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Amalgam -- USA )


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Cornetist Josh Berman, drummer Bill Harris, and cellist Ishmael Ali meet with NY pianist Eli Wallace in Chicago, recording live in the studio for a session that focuses on acoustic interplay using unusual techniques, inside piano playing, textural percussion with scrapes & drags and melodic & harmonic fragments, Fitting quite well in a set of interesting moods and motion.

Kimmel.Ali.Harris (Jeff Kimmel / Ishmael Ali / Bill Harris): Flora Oblique [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Kimmel.Ali.Harris (Jeff Kimmel / Ishmael Ali / Bill Harris):
Flora Oblique [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Amalgam -- USA )


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The third release for the Chicago collective improvising trio of Jeff Kimmel on clarinet & electronics, Ishmael Ali on cello & electronics and Bill Harris on drums & feedback, acoustic interplay in the foreground with electronics adding layers of intriguing sonic pressure as their playing evolves through clear and cohesive conversation over punctuated & textural foundations.

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 )


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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.

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 )


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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.

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.

Mazurek, Rob: Chimeric Stoned Horn [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Mazurek, Rob:
Chimeric Stoned Horn [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


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The 2nd part of Chicago trumpeter Rob Mazurek's Astral Spirits series that started with "Vortice of the Faun", Mazurek performing on piccolo trumpet, electronics, voice, and percussion in a detailed journey, released alongside Mazurek's art opening "Constellation Scores" at URDLA, the cover showing two 3-D prints and the package comes with glasses to view them.

Euro Herc: Segnali [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Euro Herc:
Segnali [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Tsss Tapes -- Italy )


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"Turning discarded sounds into a form of stumbling poetry", Christian Schiefner (aka Chemiefaserwerk) and Michal Fundowicz (aka Turmeric Acid) use cassette tapes, objects and field recordings (eg. a kitchen timer, a kalimba pattern, a Polish instructional tape, Croatian field recording) to create fascinating transformations of sonic environments in two engaging aural journeys.

Ristic, Manja / Joana Guerra / Veronica Cerrotta: Slani pejzazi [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Ristic, Manja / Joana Guerra / Veronica Cerrotta:
Slani pejzazi [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Tsss Tapes -- Italy )


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TSSS Tapes brought together these three performers -- Belgrade violinist and sound artist Manja Ristić; Lisbon exploratory improviser and cellist Joana Guerra; and Argentine pianist and sound artist living in Rio de Janeiro, Veronica Cerrotta -- developing these two intensely detailed compositions of acoustic performance, field recordings and acousmatic sound.

Staiano, Moe: Away Towards the Light [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]
Staiano, Moe:
Away Towards the Light [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(Edgetone -- USA )


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An exploration of tonal interplay and contrasting rhythms from nine electric guitars, bass, and drums by West Coast percussionist and composer Moe! Staiano (formerly of Sleepytime Gorilla Museum), a work in three movements that features assertive rhythmic structures and intertwining string structures, balanced by beautifully ringing moments of introspection.

Surplus 1980: Illusion of Consistency [CD]
Surplus 1980:
Illusion of Consistency [CD]

(Surplus Industries -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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Composed using an "exquisite corpse" method during the pandemic, where each player provided a partially complete track with instructions to expand their concept, enlisting an incredible set of musicians across the US & Europe, directed by Moe! Staiano, including Jesse Quattro, Fred Frith, Carla Kihlstedt, GW Sok, Amy X Neuburg, Darren Johnston, &c &c.



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