The Squid's Ear Magazine
Electro-Acoustic Improv


 
Leap Of Faith: Scrying
Leap Of Faith:
Scrying

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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Deploying David Peck's broad palette concept facilitating radical transformations and varied sonorities through the length of their extended performance in this 2023 recording from the Boson collective core band, with Glyis Lomon on cello & aquasonic Michael Caglianone on winds & reeds, Albey onBass on bass, Michael Knoblach on chimes & objects.

Simulacrum: Archetypes
Simulacrum:
Archetypes

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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One of the more electronic/ea ensembles from the Boston area collective led by David Peck, Simulacrum is an offshoot of Metal Chaos Ensemble, the core being Peck on reeds, percussion & electronics, Eric Wood on analog synth and Bob Moores on space trumpet & guitar, joined by Michael Caglianone (sax), Faruq Hassan (sampler), and Michael Knoblach (percussion).

Leap Of Faith: Radiation Patterns
Leap Of Faith:
Radiation Patterns

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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The core duet of the Boston collective Leap of Faith Orchestra comprised of David Peck on clarinets, saxophones, double reeds & flutes and Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic & voice, are joined by bassist Albey onBass, drummer Eric Rosenthal, guitarist Tor Snyder and brass player John Fugarino, making a strong sextet with a powerful string section in this extended improvisation.

Leap Of Faith: Cyclic Models
Leap Of Faith:
Cyclic Models

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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A larger ensemble for the Boston-area collective Leap of Faith of David Peck on clarinets, saxophones & flutes, and Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic & voice, here extended with two horns, three strings, and drums including Cecil Taylor bassist Albey OnBass, plus John Fugarino on trumpets & brass, Tor Snyder on guitar and Eric Rosenthal on drums & percussion.

Perturbations: That's Where the Unknown Is
Perturbations:
That's Where the Unknown Is

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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"Perturbed" by the sonic intervention of sound engineer and performer Joel Simches, who applies various effect processes to the continually morphing free improvisations of Boston collective players David Peck on reeds, percussion and synthetics, Michael Caglianone on soprano, alto & tenor saxophones, clarinet, flute & percussion, and Albey onBass on bass and percussion.

Ceccarelli, Isaiah: Breviaire d'Epuisements <i>[Used Item]</i>
Ceccarelli, Isaiah:
Breviaire d'Epuisements [Used Item]

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


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Percussionist Isaiah Ceccarelli's work for percussion, two voices, two bass clarinets and viola da gamba, woven from the delicate fabric of the tension between darkness and light.

Evil Clown Shorties : Volume 2 (2023-2024)
Evil Clown Shorties :
Volume 2 (2023-2024)

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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While typically performing and releasing extended improvisations that last an hour or more, before each of the Evil Clown's Livestreamed performances they record a short improvisation, referred to as "Shorties", taking approaches that yield unique character to the longer works, collected here in 15 recordings with permutations of regular collective members.

Lubelski, Samara / Marcia Bassett: Indexical/Rhizome
Lubelski, Samara / Marcia Bassett:
Indexical/Rhizome

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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Following their recordings of improvisations for the abstract film "Triangulated Waves", the long-running collaboration of guitarist Marcia Bassette (Yew Recordings, Heavy Conversation, Heavy Blossom) and violinist Samara Lubelski (Fiery Furnaces, White Magic, Thurston Moore, God Is My Co-Pilot) join for two extended sonic adventures of intertwining, effected strings.

Johansson, Karin / Lisen Rylander Love: Arter [VINYL]
Johansson, Karin / Lisen Rylander Love:
Arter [VINYL]

(Havtorn Records -- Sweden )


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The Swedish title translating to "Species", the contemplatively elegant interactions between pianist Karin Johansson and tenor saxophonist Lisen Rylander are named for extinct species of animals and plants, as the two improvise over the loss of species that disappear from the earth every year, their wistful music augmented through preparations, kalimbas, live electronics and percussion.

Johansson, Karin / Lisen Rylander Love: Arter
Johansson, Karin / Lisen Rylander Love:
Arter

(Havtorn Records -- Sweden )


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The Swedish title translating to "Species", the contemplatively elegant interactions between pianist Karin Johansson and tenor saxophonist Lisen Rylander are named for extinct species of animals and plants, as the two improvise over the loss of species that disappear from the earth every year, their wistful music augmented through preparations, kalimbas, live electronics and percussion.

Johansson, Karin / Finn Loxbo : Vent
Johansson, Karin / Finn Loxbo :
Vent

(Omlott -- Sweden )


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Performing on prepared piano & accordion (Karin Johansson) and guitar & electronics (Fin Loxbo), this Swedish duo explore unhurried and varied soundscapes, their skill and discerning motion allowing individual sounds space for clear expression in virtual narratives, the album's tracks captured in a variety of locations including the resonance of an old water reservoir.

MNHRS (Mikawa / Numata / Nishimura / Fujikake): MNHRS
MNHRS (Mikawa / Numata / Nishimura / Fujikake):
MNHRS

(Doubtmusic -- Japan )


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A burning album of improvised rock and noise with members from Incapacitants, Keiji Haino + Masataka Fujikake Duo, Zeni Geva, &c., part of a free improv series organized by Doubtmusic and recorded at Tokyo's Knuttle House in 2023, from the quartet of Toshiji Mikawa on electronics, Jun Numata on guitar& electronics, Yusuke Nishimura on bass and Masataka Fujikake on drums.

Chabala, Barry / Clara Byom / Muni Kulasinghe: Kit & Caboodle
Chabala, Barry / Clara Byom / Muni Kulasinghe:
Kit & Caboodle

(Roeba -- USA )


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The collaboration between guitarist Barry Chabala and Clara Byom on clarinets and accordion is expanded through Chabala's audio samples and Byom's use of objects, as they join in a trio with Albuquerque violinist Muni Kulasinghe, also performing on objects, for seven distinctive, spaciously paced improvisations recorded live at The Sitting Room in Albuquerque, NM.

Chabala, Barry / Clara Byom / David Forlano: Morning Music
Chabala, Barry / Clara Byom / David Forlano:
Morning Music

(Roeba -- USA )


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The second studio session for the freely improvising electroacoustic trio of Clara Byom, a contemporary classical and improvising clarinetist and accordionist, improvising guitarist Barry Chabala on acoustic, and multi-disciplinary artist David Forlano on electronics, in 11 succinct works to accompany a beautifully unconventional morning of open-ended conversations.

Chabala, Barry / Clara Byom: (un) natural
Chabala, Barry / Clara Byom:
(un) natural

(Roeba -- USA )


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The first meeting between two improvisers also versed in contemporary and avant music - guitarist Barry Chabala and clarinetist and accordionist Claray Byom - recording live at The Jean Cocteau Cinema, in Santa Fe, New Mexico as part of the Sandbox Music Series, for five freely improvised works that include radio, objects, iPhone and toys as part of their expansive dialogs.

VCA (Vilanova / Castrillon / Andean): Ceres <i>[Used Item]</i>
VCA (Vilanova / Castrillon / Andean):
Ceres [Used Item]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Electroacoustic improvisation from the trio of Marc Vilanova on saxophone, Sergio Castrillon on cello, and pianist James Andean also performing on objects and electronics, in nine collective improvisations of close-knit dialog balancing intense activity and silent space, building tension and releasing it in unexpected and wonderfully eccentric ways.

Redox: Orbitals <i>[Used Item]</i>
Redox:
Orbitals [Used Item]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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The trio of Kaja Farszky on marimba & percussion, Annette Giesriegl on voice and electronics, and Katharina Klement on piano for a gripping album of free/ea improvisation, splitting the release in 3 parts from a live concert in 2015 at Sonnenhang House Concerts Series in Kumberg/Austria, and 3 parts recorded at Croatian Radio in Zagreb in 2016.

Turbulence Orchestra: Dynamos <i>[Used Item]</i>
Turbulence Orchestra:
Dynamos [Used Item]

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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Simulcrum: Meditations on Reality <i>[Used Item]</i>
Simulcrum:
Meditations on Reality [Used Item]

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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Leap Of Faith: Time And Symmetry Entwined <i>[Used Item]</i>
Leap Of Faith:
Time And Symmetry Entwined [Used Item]

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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Simulacrum: Homunculus <i>[Used Item]</i>
Simulacrum:
Homunculus [Used Item]

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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Axioms: Abstract Intensions <i>[Used Item]</i>
Axioms:
Abstract Intensions [Used Item]

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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Expanse: Swathe <i>[Used Item]</i>
Expanse:
Swathe [Used Item]

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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Turbulence Orchestra: Find The Loophole <i>[Used Item]</i>
Turbulence Orchestra:
Find The Loophole [Used Item]

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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Perturbations: Deviations Of A System <i>[Used Item]</i>
Perturbations:
Deviations Of A System [Used Item]

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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Expanse: Chromatic Spectrum <i>[Used Item]</i>
Expanse:
Chromatic Spectrum [Used Item]

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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Leap Of Faith: Coherent Alternatives <i>[Used Item]</i>
Leap Of Faith:
Coherent Alternatives [Used Item]

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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Simulacrum: Mechatronics <i>[Used Item]</i>
Simulacrum:
Mechatronics [Used Item]

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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Turbulence Orchestra: Trapped In A Whorl <i>[Used Item]</i>
Turbulence Orchestra:
Trapped In A Whorl [Used Item]

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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Leap of Faith: Resonance Energy <i>[Used Item]</i>
Leap of Faith:
Resonance Energy [Used Item]

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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Rodrigues / Parrinha / Flak / Levine: Quadruple Quadrature Questions  <i>[Used Item]</i>
Rodrigues / Parrinha / Flak / Levine:
Quadruple Quadrature Questions [Used Item]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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While theremin & synth specialist Andrew Levine was on a 2023 tour of Portugal he met with a core trio of Creative Sources improvisers--Ernesto Rodrigues on viola & Crackle Box, Bruno Parrinha on bass clarinet & objects, Flak on electric guitar & effects--meeting in Flak's countryside studio for one detailed, extensive improvisation and 6 short works of differing sonic characters and colour.

Garcia / Moimeme / Reviriego / Rodrigues / Santos: Mars Reveri
Garcia / Moimeme / Reviriego / Rodrigues / Santos:
Mars Reveri

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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An intense album of pyschedelic and subliminally detailed electroacoustic improvisation from the Portuguese quintet of Miguel A. Garcia on electronics, Abdul Moimeme on guitar & metals, Alex Reviriego on double bass, Ernesto Rodrigues on piano harp & viola and Carlos Santos on electronics, a powerful live set recorded in 2018 at Le Larraskito Kluba in Rekalde, Bilbao.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Bruno Parrinha / Johannes von Buttlar: Whispers And Reveries
Rodrigues, Ernesto / Bruno Parrinha / Johannes von Buttlar:
Whispers And Reveries

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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The title an apt description of the furtive intercourse between these three Portuguese improvisors -- Ernesto Rodrigues on viola & crackle box (an electronic sound generator), Bruno Parrinha on bass clarinet & alto saxophone, Johannes von Buttlar on percussion -- recording in the studio for 10 improvisations of understated but highly detailed free improvisation.

Gestalder, Violaine : Furtive
Gestalder, Violaine :
Furtive

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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With an impressive resume in improvised and contemporary forms, French saxophonist Violaíne Gestalder presents three major conceptual works for multiple players, using studio layering to perform all parts herself on soprano sax, voice & effects, a comprehensive, yearning, powerful and often mysteriously beautiful album that draws on her skills as a composer, improviser and experimenter.

Symbolist (Flinn / Rodrigues / Carroll): The Age Of Bronze
Symbolist (Flinn / Rodrigues / Carroll):
The Age Of Bronze

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Bechegas, Carlos / Ernesto Rodrigues / Carlos Santos: Echoing The Chorus Of Life
Bechegas, Carlos / Ernesto Rodrigues / Carlos Santos:
Echoing The Chorus Of Life

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Lisbon contemporary flutist and improviser Carlos Bechegas, an associate of Carlos Zingaro and his electroacoustic trio, joins violist Ernesto Rodrigues and long-time collaborator Carlos Santos in a uniquely electronic, chamber-oriented, mysteriously crepuscular improvisation captured live at Casa do Comum, Lisbon, Portugal during the 2024 "SpectraLx" event.

Sjostrom, Harri / Floros Floridis / Guilherme Rodrigues / Lawrence Casserley: Fields
Sjostrom, Harri / Floros Floridis / Guilherme Rodrigues / Lawrence Casserley:
Fields

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Two reeds, a cello and a signal processing instrument in this live electroacoustic improvisation session captured at Petersburg Art Space, in Berlin, Germany between cellist Guilherme Rodrigues, saxophonist Harri Sjostrom on soprano & sopranino using selected mutes, clarinetist Floris Floridis and electronic improvising legend Lawrence Casserley.

Van Huffel's, Peter Callisto: Meandering Demons
Van Huffel's, Peter Callisto:
Meandering Demons

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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A step into a darker world than Gorilla Mask from the debut of baritone saxophonist Peter Van Huffel's bass-less quartet Callisto with Lina Allemano on trumpet, Antonis Anissegos on piano & electronics and Joe Hertenstein on drums, a solid jazz quartet that shies from clichŽ in devilishly deep collective interplay fostered by Van Huffel's inventive compositions.

Neurodivergent: Cosmic Collisions
Neurodivergent:
Cosmic Collisions

(Evil Clown -- UK )


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A new ensemble emerging out of the Boston collective band Expanse with David Peck on reeds, percussion and innumerable instruments, Count Robot on voice & tapes, DNA Girl on guitars & mandolin, Tim Mungenast on guitar, and Michael Caglianone on reeds & winds, all adding percussion and electronics from the Evil Clown arsenal, exploring aspects of group improvisation.

Leap of Faith: Resonance Energy
Leap of Faith:
Resonance Energy

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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Joining the Boston duo Leap of Faith, the core duet of David Peck on reeds, percussion, the kitchen sink and everything in between, and Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic & voice, is bassist Scott Samenfeld from Turbulence Orchestra, drummer Jared Seabrook, and brass player John Fugarino, with Joel Simches capturing the recording and manipulating the stream in real time.

Nanimo  (Area / Torres / Sarramian / Gris): Hapax <i>[Used Item]</i>
Nanimo (Area / Torres / Sarramian / Gris):
Hapax [Used Item]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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

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Simulacrum: Mechatronics
Simulacrum:
Mechatronics

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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This ensemble features 3 core Evil Clown members--David Peck on reeds, winds, percussion & electronics; Eric Woods on analog synth; and Bob Moores on space trumpet, guitar & electronics--with guests Michael Caglianone on reeds & percussion, Robin Amos on electric zither and keyboards; Faruq Hassan on samplers & keys; Albey OnBass on bass; and Michael Knoblach on military devices.

Leap of Faith: Quest for Uncertainty
Leap of Faith:
Quest for Uncertainty

(Evil Clown -- USA )


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Joining the Boston free improvising duo of David Peck on clarinets, saxophones, clarinets & flutes, and Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic & voice--the core duo of Leap of Faith Orchestra--are Bonnie Kane on tenor sax, flute & electronics, and John Loggia on drums and percussion, capturing the extended title track and a brief, "possible outcome" as a summation.

IKZ (Chris Dammann / Kevin Davis / John Niekrasz / Toby Summerfield): I Saw The Cryptic Problem Of M
IKZ (Chris Dammann / Kevin Davis / John Niekrasz / Toby Summerfield):
I Saw The Cryptic Problem Of My Generation Destroyed

(Amalgam -- USA )


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Four improvisations that start as dense and scrabbly electroacoustic improv and then transport into beautiful sonic interaction from the Chicago collaborative quartet of Chris Dammann (Scott Clark) on double bass, Kevin Davis (Jason Stein's Locksmith Isidore) on cello, John Niekrasz (Poor School, The Naked Future) on drums and Toby Summerfield (Larval, Algernon, Scott Clark) on guitar.

Ulher, Birgit / Carol Genetti / Eric Leonardson: Horizontal Shift
Ulher, Birgit / Carol Genetti / Eric Leonardson:
Horizontal Shift

(Amalgam -- USA )


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An international electroacoustic improvising trio of German trumpet player Birgit Ulher, also on radio, speaker & objects, and two Chicago outside improvisers--Carol Genetti on voice & objects, and Eric Leonardson on his unique self-built instrument the springboard, objects & electronics-- heard in a live performance at Elastic Arts, in Chicago, Illinois in 2018.

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.

Harris, Bill: MACRODOSE
Harris, Bill:
MACRODOSE

(Amalgam -- USA )


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Combining acoustic drums, percussion and electronics, the third solo album from Chicago drummer Bill Harris delves deeper into the sonic aspects of his improvisations while providing them in discrete segments through eleven succinct recordings, a diverse set demonstrating unique approaches to rhythm and sound, enhanced on some pieces through studio techniques.

Wittenburg, Florian: Regenprasseln
Wittenburg, Florian:
Regenprasseln

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Translating to "rain pattering", German-born international sound artist Florian Wittenburg uses a MetaSynth and the Kyma visual programming language for sound design to emulate the sounds of rain pattering from aperiodic to periodic in two parts, along with heating noises in two parts, and a clock ticking; compellingly structured accompaniment to your personal ambiance.

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.

Void Patrol (Sharp / Stetson / Martin / MacDonald): Live @ Victo
Void Patrol (Sharp / Stetson / Martin / MacDonald):
Live @ Victo

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )


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A wild and adventurous concert and one of the highlights of the 39th Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville from the electric improvising quartet of Elliott Sharp on electric guitar & electronics, Colin Stetson on bass, alto & tenor saxophones, Billy Martin on drums & percussion and Payton Macdonald on marimba, vibraphone & African xylophone.

Phantom Orchard (Ikue Mori / Zeena Parkins): Hit Parade of Tears
Phantom Orchard (Ikue Mori / Zeena Parkins):
Hit Parade of Tears

(Tzadik -- USA )


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Distilling their ensemble to its original duo configuration, New York improvisers Zeena Parkins and Ikue Mori reflect on the stories of Japanese author Izumi Suzuki through ten mysteriously eclectic and beautifully developed compositions of harp (acoustic and electric), electronics, percussion, harmonium, ondes martenot, and much more; wonderful, imaginative and evocative work.

Griffure: Paratonnerre
Griffure:
Paratonnerre

(Umlaut Records -- France )


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The French duo Griffure of cellist & vocalist Leonore Grollemund and violinist & vocalist Amaryllis Billet are transformed into a string quintet enhanced by electroacoustic instrumentation, with violinist Chloe Julian, violist Alix Gauthier and double bassist Lea Yeche, all three providing vocals, in 15 evocative works that shift between composition, improv and text.

Garcia, Miguel A. : Argiope <i>[Used Item]</i>
Garcia, Miguel A. :
Argiope [Used Item]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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

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Zakrocki / Garbowski / Gradziuk: Ballads And Blues [2 CDs]
Zakrocki / Garbowski / Gradziuk:
Ballads And Blues [2 CDs]

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- Poland )


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A series of electroacoustic improv "Ballads" and "Blues", beautiful and chimerical works at the intersection of strings and a miscellany of percussion, patiently and unhurriedly unfolding under the deep listening ears from the Polish trio of Patryk Zakrocki on prepared electric guitar & granular delay, Maciej Garbowski on double bass and Krzysztof Gradziuk on multipercussion, objects & toys.

NARTcore (Meggyes / Kovats): Aeluton <i>[Used Item]</i>
NARTcore (Meggyes / Kovats):
Aeluton [Used Item]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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

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Chorale Joker / Ensemble SuperMusique: Demantibule&bull;es
Chorale Joker / Ensemble SuperMusique:
Demantibule•es

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


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Merging members of Ensemble SuperMusique with a subset of the ensemble Chorale Joker, Joane Hétu presents four premieres that explore our experiences during the pandemic, SuperMusique focused on electronics and synthetic instruments and offset by a wind quintet, the music and vocal interactions often explosive, reflecting on our mental states during an overwhelming cultural malady.

Friedl / Siewert: Lichtung
Friedl / Siewert:
Lichtung

(KARLRECORDS -- Germany )


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Zeitkratzer director and pianist Reinhold Friedl meets with Martin Siewert (Radian, Fake the Facts, Dry Thrust) for three improvised explorations on piano, guitar and electronics, through the course of powerful transitions building from deep introspection into prickly, bellicose interaction, yielding to a brooding finale of subtle electronics and punctuation; profound.

Migone, Christof / Alexandre St-Onge: undoundone
Migone, Christof / Alexandre St-Onge:
undoundone

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


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Since 1997 the duo of Montreal sonic experimenters Christof Migone and Alexandre St-Onge, both members of Klaxon Gueule, have performed under the name "Undo", here declaring themselves "undone", presenting nine tracks of of live & studio recordings from 1997-2013 of often bizarre yet ever innovative cracked electronics, acoustics, voice, and inexplicable sound; weird and wonderful!

Djll, Tom: Thistle
Djll, Tom:
Thistle

(Soul On Rice -- USA )


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Using analog computers that "require a lot of real-time intervention to flesh out their neurotic narratives", the typically trumpeter Tom Djll (Grosse Abfahrt) turns his attention to a series of prickly sound works of strange intention and direction, through fourteen works titled like a series of math equations mashed into a dictionary; good weird fun.

Binot, Loris / Violaine Gestalder : Loris Binot & Violaine Gestalder
Binot, Loris / Violaine Gestalder :
Loris Binot & Violaine Gestalder

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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A contemplative and building collection of electroacoustic improvisations from French alto & soprano saxophonist Violaine Gestalder, augmenting her horn with effect pedals, and pianist Loris Binot, using preparations, magnetic bows and electronics to create sustained and percussive elements, recording in the CIM auditorium in Bal-Le-Duc, France for five rich and fascinating dialogs.

Rotor (Rodrigues / Torres / Santos): Impulses And Signals
Rotor (Rodrigues / Torres / Santos):
Impulses And Signals

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Djll / Perkins: Kinda
Djll / Perkins:
Kinda

(Artifact Recordings -- USA )


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Expanding on their 2007 release Kinda Green, the decades-long collaboration of SF Bay Area improvisors Tom Djll on trumpet & electronics and Tim Perkis on "coding" and electronics presents six unusual spontaneous compositions of live trumpet, electronics and real-time manipulation, release by the Ubu, Incorporated project supporting experimental and electronic music.

Guionnet / La Casa / Samartzis / Warburton: Parking (Collection Paris)
Guionnet / La Casa / Samartzis / Warburton:
Parking (Collection Paris)

(Swarming -- Canada )


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Two improvisations by saxophonist Jean-Luc Guionnet & violinist Dan Warburton recorded in Paris & Melbourne parking garages 14 years apart, registering the behavior and characteristics of environmental and instrumental sound within these unique spaces, edited by Eric La Casa and Philip Samartzis as a 4-channel master by synchronizing two sets of independent stereo recordings.

Cameron, Lisa / Alex Cunningham: Chasms
Cameron, Lisa / Alex Cunningham:
Chasms

(Waveform Alphabet -- USA )


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Improvising over the abyss, Texas drummer Lisa Cameron (Roky Erickson, ST 37) and violinist Alex Cunningham (Sandy Ewen, Damon Smith, Claire Rousay) present three extended interactions using conventional instrumentation in unconventional ways, augmented by feedback, bowed cymbals, electronics and objects, under the control of exceptional technique.

Sa, Joana: A Body as Listening
Sa, Joana:
A Body as Listening

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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The concluding opus of a trilogy that began with "Through This Looking Glass" and followed with "In Praise Of Disorder", Portuguese pianist Joana Sa merges acoustic piano with well-balanced electronics and resonance, using preparations and fragments of previous recordings to create a uniquely expressive solo performance: forceful, fragile, and captivatingly fascinating.

CHANGES TO blind: Volume Eight: Before Birth to Expiration
CHANGES TO blind:
Volume Eight: Before Birth to Expiration

(Squidco Records -- USA )


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The eighth album from the long-running CHANGES TO blind project of Phil Zampino, eight works drawing on compositions & improvisations, acoustic & synthetic instruments, field recordings & samples, with guests Levi Erik providing field recordings & voice and Wilmington, NC's 910 Noise Members of Carl Kruger, subterrene, John Bishop, Authorless and Ryan Lewis.

Kahn, Jason / Ulrich Krieger: Eternal City
Kahn, Jason / Ulrich Krieger:
Eternal City

(Editions -- Switzerland )


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Eccentric and engrossing electroacoustic improvisation between Jason Kahn on electronics and Ulrich Krieger using his "acoustic electronic" reed setup, performing on tenor saxophone, contrabass clarinet, and the 15th century double reed crumhorn, processed through his amplification system to create exotic textures and expressions; a truly unique set of dialogs.

Freboeuf, Didier / Jean-Luc Petit: Crusts <i>[Used Item]</i>
Freboeuf, Didier / Jean-Luc Petit:
Crusts [Used Item]

(Fou Records -- France )


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An open-minded duet between French pianist Didier Fréboeuf, also performing on clavietta and objects, and tenor & sopranino saxophonist and contrabass clarinetist Jean-Luc Petit, in an improvisatory exploration of three crusts--"Bark", "Scab" and "Crisp"--music of impressive, creative dexterity that balances scrabbly playing with introspection around each crusty littoral.

Paquet X Landry: Planter du sel
Paquet X Landry:
Planter du sel

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )


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Alternating between classical and electric guitars, Pascal Landry and Francois Paquet use a non-traditional broadcast system where the signal from their electric guitars is sent through materials selected by the musicians, creating unique tones and timbres, and providing an interesting visual aspect to their dialogs, captured here in the studio in Beauport, Quebec in 2021.

Bazzicalupo, Andrew: The Ball I Threw Has Not Yet Reached The Ground
Bazzicalupo, Andrew:
The Ball I Threw Has Not Yet Reached The Ground

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )


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Recording in the studio in Nice, France, guitarist Andrea Bazzicalupo's solo album is a collection of pieces, consisting exclusively of improvisations and instant creations, moving between sonic explorations, melodic textures, experimental material and spontaneous compositions, a well-paced collection of introspective and assertive explorations.

Hove, Erik: Solo
Hove, Erik:
Solo

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )


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Splitting time between Montreal and New York, Canadian saxophonist Erik Hove recorded these twelve deceptively restrained solo improvisations in various locations in 2020 & 2021, applying electronics to his playing which is influenced by both improvisers like Steve Lehman, Henry Threadgill or Steve Coleman and spectral composers like Gerard Grisey or Tristan Murail.

ErikM / vrrrbitch : L'Horizon des Evenements
ErikM / vrrrbitch :
L'Horizon des Evenements

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )


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Like aberrant robots chattering, French sound artist ErikM and Czech multi-instrumentalist Petr Vrba aka vrrrbitch developed these compositions to function like vocal conversations of extreme discourse, set over effected synthetics, disruptions, dark rhythmic pulses and inexplicable sonic digressions, in seven powerfully compulsive quasi-conversations.

Orins, Peter (Orins / Pruvost / Dang / Pym): Dead Dead Gang
Orins, Peter (Orins / Pruvost / Dang / Pym):
Dead Dead Gang

(Tour de Bras / Circum-Disc -- Canada )


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A musical work composed by French drummer Peter Orins inspired by Alan Moore's 2016 novel Jerusalem crossing geographical and temporal space, recorded during a residency with the Muzzix collective at La Malterie in Lill and performed with Maryline Pruvost on voice & indian harmonium, Barbara Dang on piano, and Gordon Pym on electronics & amplified objects.

Davies, Angharad / Phil Julian: Neutral Red
Davies, Angharad / Phil Julian:
Neutral Red

(Fataka -- UK )


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At the request of Fataka, amplified violinist Angharad Davies and electronic improviser Phil Julian met at Cate OTO in 2014 & 2018, the two exploiting their distinct approaches to free improvisation to perform these evolving works that ebb and flow in almost hallucinatory intensity while exploring the timbral potential of their unique instrumentation.

Butcher, John / Thomas Lehn / John Tilbury: Lights
Butcher, John / Thomas Lehn / John Tilbury:
Lights

(Fataka -- UK )


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Recorded for the release concert of their 2013 album Exta, the trio of John Butcher on saxophones, Thomas Lehn on analog synthesizer and John Tilbury on piano captured this extraordinary live concert at Cafe Oto in London, only the second time the group had performed together, recording in two extended sets but segmented into four exceptional and dramatic improvisations.

Frith, Fred: Guitar Solos/Fifty [VINYL 2 LPs]
Frith, Fred:
Guitar Solos/Fifty [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Week-End Records -- Germany )


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While still a member of Henry Cow, guitarist Fred Frith released his first solo album simply titled Guitar Solos in 1974, a remarkable album of expression through preparations, treatments and effects; 50 years later Frith expands on that album with new compositions using a similar setup as the original, paired in this 2-LP release with the remastered original album.

Haino, Keiji / Jim O'Rourke / Oren Ambarchi: With Pats On The Head, Just One Too Few Is Evil, One To
Haino, Keiji / Jim O'Rourke / Oren Ambarchi:
With Pats On The Head, Just One Too Few Is Evil, One Too Many Is Good That's All It Is [VINYL 3 LPs]

(Black Truffle -- Australia )


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Documenting the complete performance at the now-shuttered Tokyo underground club SuperDeluxe, the trio of Keiji Haino on guitar, voice, flute, snare & oboe, Jim O'Rouke on 6-string bass, electric guitar, synth & electronics, and Oren Ambarchi on drums & percussion, performed for 2 hours in an amazingly diverse set of acoustic and electronic improvisation.

Meirino, Francisco / Jerome Noetinger: Drainage, In Six Parts <i>[Used Item]</i>
Meirino, Francisco / Jerome Noetinger:
Drainage, In Six Parts [Used Item]

(Klanggalerie -- Germany )


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Recording in Switzerland at La Becque Residency Center, the experimental improvising duo of Francisco Meirino on synth & field recording and Jerome Noetinger using electronics, tape, reel to reel player & radio, create a 6-part series of unusual sonic interactions, patiently exposing unidentifiable sounds and synthetic punctuation, neither subtle nor explosive but wonderfully engaging.

Heinemann, Jakob: Opacity
Heinemann, Jakob:
Opacity

(Kashe Editions -- USA )


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The debut as a leader for Chicago double bassist and composer Jakob Heinemann, in a series of peacefully sophisticate, through-composed compositions of acoustic orchestration with subtle field recording & object accents from Heinemann, each piece leaving room for improvisation, performed in a quartet with Ishmael Ali on cello, Jeff Kimmel on clarinet and Molly Jones on flutes.

Vuoto Bersagli (Carlo Mascolo / Giacomo Mongelli / Pino Montecalvo): Vuoto Bersagli
Vuoto Bersagli (Carlo Mascolo / Giacomo Mongelli / Pino Montecalvo):
Vuoto Bersagli

(FMR -- UK )


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A unique approach to improvisation, the Italian trio of Carlo Mascolo on trombone & no-input trombone, Giacomo Mongelli on drums & objects and Pino Montecalvo on trombone & toy junk, use a "Blind Instant Composition" approach to their live studio improvisations, where the players are unable to see each other, forcing close listening & response to their quirky and fascinating conversations.

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.

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.

Frequency Distasters (Beresford / Magaletti / Martino): Naize
Frequency Distasters (Beresford / Magaletti / Martino):
Naize

(Confront -- UK )


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An expressive piano trio from Steve Beresford on piano, Italian-born, UK-based drummer/percussionist Valentina Magaletti, and Italian Bassist Pierpaolo Martino, Beresford using piano preparations, electronics & toys to expand the palette of their instrumentation, all three bringing a wealth of experience in jazz, free improv and experimental sound to their solid conversations.

Elka Bong: Elektro Locution [VINYL]
Elka Bong:
Elektro Locution [VINYL]

(Love Earth Music -- USA )


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Elka Bong is the experimental sound art duo of Al Margolis and Walter Wright, here joined by guests Andrea Pensado on voice and electronics and Steve Davis on electronics, Margolis performing on synth, electric guitar & objects, and Weiss on Board Weevil and drum kit, in a mix of improvisation, extended technique, cacophony and indeterminacy.

Blasco, Merche / Lucie Vitkova: Anette [2 CDs] <i>[Used Item]</i>
Blasco, Merche / Lucie Vitkova:
Anette [2 CDs] [Used Item]

(XI Records -- USA )


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An unusual pairing of effected accordion and a 3D printer from Czech accordionist living in NY, Lucie Vitkova, also performing on harmonica, Korg Volca Bass and Moog, and NY multimedia artist Merch Blasco, the album titled for the name of Blasco's 3D printer "Anette", which also printed the thimble-microphones she wears on her fingers to capture parts of this performance.

 

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