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Munro, Scott : Monty
Munro, Scott :
Monty

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


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Ever-active Calgary guitarist Scott Munro (Bent Spoon Duo) in his debut solo album of freely improvised guitar performed on a baritone guitar, treated and untreated, captured live at Weeds Cafe in 2010 & 2011.

My Cat Is An Alien: Robert Opalio/Maurizio Opalio [VINYL] <i>[Used Item]</i>
My Cat Is An Alien:
Robert Opalio/Maurizio Opalio [VINYL] [Used Item]

(Important Records -- USA )


Price: $21.60    




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A split LP with each side featuring a 20 minute solo track from both brotherly halves of the acclaimed space guitar improvising band My Cat Is An Alien.

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

(Northern Spy -- USA )


Price: $19.95    




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

Neumann, Calle / Ketil Gutvik / Ingebrigt Haker Flaten / Paal Nilssen-Love: New Dance
Neumann, Calle / Ketil Gutvik / Ingebrigt Haker Flaten / Paal Nilssen-Love:
New Dance

(PNL -- Norway )


Price: $15.95    




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After the 2019 retrospective box-set of the late 90s, legendary band The Quintet, and after the sad passing of bassist Bjornar Andresen, saxophonist Carl Magnus Neumann, guitarist Ketil Gutvik and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love decided to form a new quartet, adding bassist Ingebrigt Haker Flaten, commencing their organization with this outstanding 2020 live concert in Oslo.

Noetinger, Jerome / Anthony Pateras / Synergy Percussion : Beauty Will Be Amnesiac Or Will Not Be At
Noetinger, Jerome / Anthony Pateras / Synergy Percussion :
Beauty Will Be Amnesiac Or Will Not Be At All

(Immediata -- Australia )


Price: $13.75    




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Anthony Pateras was commissioned to compose this work by Synergy Percussion for their 40th birthday in 2014, performed with a six piece ensemble including electronic artist Jerome Noetinger, using the same instrumentation as Xenakis' "Pleiades" of more than 100 orchestral percussion instruments, including Xenakis' 17-pitch microtonal metallophones.

Nono, Luigi / Jurg Frey: Works For Violin Duos
Nono, Luigi / Jurg Frey:
Works For Violin Duos

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Two works from two distinctive composers from different periods--Jurg Frey and Luigi Nono--both for two violins, Frey using the two violins in parallel to emphasize their distinction; Nono using powerful gestures of divergence and contrast in a dream-like duo.

Parker, William: Voices Fall From The Sky [3 CD BOX SET]
Parker, William:
Voices Fall From The Sky [3 CD BOX SET]

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )


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William Parker developed these works presented in three complementary albums titled "Voices Fall From The Sky", "Songs", and "Essence", bringing together new compositions with long unavailable or new versions of previous pieces, performed in various configurations from solo to large ensemble, the songs reflecting freedom, compassion, anti-oppression, anti-violence, a love of nature, spirit and creation; essential elements in Parker's optimistic oeuvre.

Plimley, Paul Trio: Safe-Crackers
Plimley, Paul Trio:
Safe-Crackers

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )


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"Vancouver pianist Paul Plimley and his comrades, bassist Lisle Ellis and drummer Scott Amendola, have issued a tough little gem of a recording in Safe-Crackers. Plimley's pianism ranges in voice from fierce avant-garde improvisation to...

R.A.N. (Albert Cirera / Rafal Mazur / Nicolas Field): Five Spontaneous Ones
R.A.N. (Albert Cirera / Rafal Mazur / Nicolas Field):
Five Spontaneous Ones

(Not Two -- Poland )


Price: $15.95    




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The UK/Europe trio of Albert Cirera on saxophones, Rafal Mazur on bass guitar, and Nicolas Field on drums, in five ordinal improvisations recorded at Alchemia Club in 2018, for a concert of vigorously assertive playing and seething interactive layers, laying back at times to build their progressions, ending the concert with an explorative "Fifth" improvisation.

Ratchet Orchestra: Hemlock
Ratchet Orchestra:
Hemlock

(Drip Audio -- Canada )


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

Remote Viewers, The: City of Nets
Remote Viewers, The:
City of Nets

(Remote Viewers -- Great Britain )


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London's Remote Viewers in their 13th release, quoting W.H. Auden in an album of excellent structured improvisation with David Petts, Caroline Kraabel, Sue Lynch & Adrian Northover (saxes), John Edwards (bass & drums), and Rosa Lynch (keys and percussion).

Robbins, Pete Unnamed Quartet: Live in Brooklyn
Robbins, Pete Unnamed Quartet:
Live in Brooklyn

(Not Two -- Poland )


Price: $11.95    




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Alto saxophonist Robbins in a free improvising and powerful New York quartet with Nate Wooley on trumpet, Daniel Levin on cello, and Jeff Davis on drums.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues/ Eduardo Chagas/ Andre Hencleeday/ Carlos Santos : Spiric S
Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues/ Eduardo Chagas/ Andre Hencleeday/ Carlos Santos :
Spiric Sections

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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The affect of Carlos Santos' electronics and recordings are the foundation of this Portuguese quintet's improvisations, creating an environment over which Ernesto & Guilherme Rodrigues on viola & cello, Eduardo Chagas on trombone, and Andre Hencleeday add subtle gestures of unusual approaches to their instruments, in a mysterious album of lowercase improv.

Roligheten (Roligheten / Loseth / Strom / Nylander): Homegrown
Roligheten (Roligheten / Loseth / Strom / Nylander):
Homegrown

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Saxophonist and bass clarinetist Andre Roligheten leads his quartet with Adrian Loseth Waade on violin, Jon Rune Strom on double bass, and Erik Nylander on drums and percussion through 7 original compositions and Ornette Coleman's "Kathleen Gray", writing for the players, particularly the combination of sax and violin, and the flexibility of a chordless quartet.

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

(Recommended Records -- UK )


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

Sabat, Marc : Harmony
Sabat, Marc :
Harmony

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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The fifth CD in the Canadian Composers Series is also the debut appearance on Another Timbre by the Jack Quartet, performing works by composer Marc Sabat--two string quartets and a violin/cello duo--all combining an exploration of the soundworld of Just Intonation with a strong underlying lyricism.

Sanchez, Angelica Trio (w/ Michael Formanek / Tyshawn Sorey): Float the Edge
Sanchez, Angelica Trio (w/ Michael Formanek / Tyshawn Sorey):
Float the Edge

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $12.95    




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Fiction, folklore and everyday sounds fuel the compositions of NY pianist Angelica Sanchez, with her trio of Michael Formanek on double bass and Tyshawn Sorey on drums, the band explores concepts of lucid dreaming, backyard birds, novels, mythical creatures and ancient structures, in a magnificent album of inspired free improvisation.

Schiano, Mario (Schiano / Guy / Lovens / Parker / Tramontana): Social Security
Schiano, Mario (Schiano / Guy / Lovens / Parker / Tramontana):
Social Security

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )


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"Recorded live at the Victoriaville Festival in 1996, this disc features the Italian saxophone and improvisation master surrounded by a band from heaven -- or hell, depending on your view of modern free jazz -- ensuring his own "social s...

Sclavis / Taborn / Rainey: Eldorado Trio
Sclavis / Taborn / Rainey:
Eldorado Trio

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Reedist Louis Sclavis' new cooperative trio with keyboardist Craig Taborn and drummer Tom Rainey in a mix of studio and live recordings from Casa da Musica, Porto.

Stackenas, David: Bricks
Stackenas, David:
Bricks

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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An amazing solo CD of free improvisation from guitarit David Stackenaus, showing incredible technique and melodic intent, equally at ease when exploring tonality and melody or abstract noisy textures; compelling and impressive playing!

Tilbury, John / Zygmunt Krauze: Grand Tour
Tilbury, John / Zygmunt Krauze:
Grand Tour

(Bolt -- Poland )


Price: $14.95    




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Polish conceptual composer Zygmunt Krauze meets pianist John Tilbury, who studied in Warsaw in the 1960s, and returned in 2015 for a residency; this delicate and beautiful work was recorded at the Concert Studio of Polish Radio in Warsaw with 4 pianos and a percussionist.

Trio Viriditas: Live at Vision Festival VI
Trio Viriditas:
Live at Vision Festival VI

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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The excellent trio of Alfred Harth on sax, Kevin Norton on percussion, and the late Wilber Morris on bass, performing at the 2001 Vision Festival VI in New York City.f

Ughi, Federico (w/ Buckley / Musson / MF Morris): The Space Within
Ughi, Federico (w/ Buckley / Musson / MF Morris):
The Space Within

(Slam Productions -- UK )


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Drummer Federico Ughi is heard in three duo configurations of three improvisations each with British improvisers Steve Buckley on alto saxophone and bass clarinet; Rachel Musson on tenor saxophone; and Matthew F. Morris on baritone saxophone, recording in the studio in London, 1998.

Ughi, Federico: Songs For Four Cities
Ughi, Federico:
Songs For Four Cities

(Skycap Records -- Germany )


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A collection of compositions from drummer/composer Federico Ughi dedicated to the four cities where he's lived: Rome, London, Montreal and New York, performed in a quartet with Darius Jones (sax), Eri Yamamoto (piano) and Ed Schuller (bass).

Ulher, Birgit / Leonel Kaplan: Stereo Trumpet
Ulher, Birgit / Leonel Kaplan:
Stereo Trumpet

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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Recordings of two German trumpeters--Birgit Uhler and Leonel Kaplan--both using extended techniques and modern instrumental language, splitting their recordings between the left and right channels for clarity in their fascinating and unconventional dialogs.

Ulmer, James Blood W/ The Thing: Baby Talk [VINYL]
Ulmer, James Blood W/ The Thing:
Baby Talk [VINYL]

(The Thing Records -- Austria )


Price: $22.95    




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The Thing with Mats Gustafsson on tenor and baritone sax, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten on electric and double bass, and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums and percussion, are joined by Downtown NY legend, guitarist James Blood Ulmer, for a live set at the Moldel International Jazz Festival in 2015 performing an exuberant and all-out impressive set of Ulmer composions.

Variable Geometry Orchestra: Quasar
Variable Geometry Orchestra:
Quasar

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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A 46-member orchestra of electroacoustic improvisers performing live at St. George's Church in Lisbon in 2015, for an extended and dynamic tapestry of sound conducted by leader Ernesto Rodrigues, with an impressive list of artists familiar to those following the CS label.

Various Artists: Option 1 [2 CDs]
Various Artists:
Option 1 [2 CDs]

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


Price: $19.95    




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Since 2015 Chicago's Experimental Sound Studio has hosted a series of concert followed by a discussion with the artist, with funding for the series assisted by Corbett vs. Dempsey; this CD collects recordings from the last year, including Susan Alcorn, Gerry Hemingway, Greg Kelley, Kris Davis, Wayne Horvitz, Ingrid Laubrock, LaDonna Smith, Sandy Ewen, Douglas Ewart, &c &c.

VocColours & Andrei Razin: Ganglia
VocColours & Andrei Razin:
Ganglia

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Four voices--Norbert Zajac, Brigitte Kupper, Gala Hummel, Iouri Grankin--sing and speak over the piano work of Russian improviser Andrei Razin in a moody and often startling album that set tonal environments or disorient the listener through constrasting layers of vocalization, as Razin darts among them or sets an atmosphere of lingering tones; often curious, frequently stunning.

Weinberg, Sam / Henry Fraser / Weasel Walter : Grist
Weinberg, Sam / Henry Fraser / Weasel Walter :
Grist

(ugEXPLODE -- USA )


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Hard-edged NY improvisation from the performing trio of Sam Weinberg on sax, Henry Fraser on bass and Weasel Walter on drums, who since 2017 have developed a group sound of powerful and fiercely determined free jazz roots using interesting instrumental technique, often muscular and urgent but also with periods of constrained interplay and dialog; an extremely well balanced band.

Windemo & Strid / Warnheim & Ingves: Split Series Vol. 1
Windemo & Strid / Warnheim & Ingves:
Split Series Vol. 1

(FRIM Records -- Sweden )


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Two very different but openly creative improvising duos on a split CD, initiating the Swedish label and concert organizer FRIMS's split recording series: first 4 improvisations from legendary free improvisers Raymond Strid on drums & percussion and guitarist Mattias Windemo; then an extended dialog from new generation players Marcus Warnheim on alto saxophone and Karin Ivgves on piano.

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

(Otoroku -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    




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

Zabelka, Mia: Monday Sessions
Zabelka, Mia:
Monday Sessions

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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"5th January, 12th January, 19th January, 4th February of the year 2015 have a thin red line (or I'd rather say a black line, considering their color on a calendar). They occurred on Monday, the first five Mondays of that year to be pre...

Zetterberg, Torbjorn & The Great Question: Live
Zetterberg, Torbjorn & The Great Question:
Live

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


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Caught live at Jazzklubb Fasching in his home of Stockholm, Swedish bassist Torbjorn Zetterberg's The Great Question band with Susana Santos Silva on trumpet, Mats Aleklint on trombone, Jonas Kullhammar on saxophone & flute, Alberto Pinton on reeds, and Jon Falt on drums, perform 6 inventive compositions in an amazing concert of modern, upbeat, innovative jazz.

Blasco, Merche / Lucie Vitkova: Anette [2 CDs]
Blasco, Merche / Lucie Vitkova:
Anette [2 CDs]

(XI Records -- USA )


Price: $15.95    




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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.

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.

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.

Carl 666 Gustaf: Claim
Carl 666 Gustaf:
Claim

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


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The album art represents the intensity of this Swedish duo's Industrial music, from keyboardist Carl Westholm (Carptree, Avatarium, Krux, Candlemass) and bass player Gustaf Hielm (Pain of Salvation, Meshuggah, Mats/Morgan, Tiamat, &c), using electronics, field recordings, pulsing rhythms and synthetics to develop a complex and dark world of menacing force.

Carl 666 Gustaf: Claim [VINYL]
Carl 666 Gustaf:
Claim [VINYL]

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


Price: $24.95    




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The album art represents the intensity of this Swedish duo's Industrial music, from keyboardist Carl Westholm (Carptree, Avatarium, Krux, Candlemass) and bass player Gustaf Hielm (Pain of Salvation, Meshuggah, Mats/Morgan, Tiamat, &c), using electronics, field recordings, pulsing rhythms and synthetics to develop a complex and dark world of menacing force.

O'Malley, Stephen / Anthony Pateras: Sept Duos Pour Guitare Acoustique & Piano Prepare [VINYL 2 LPS]
O'Malley, Stephen / Anthony Pateras:
Sept Duos Pour Guitare Acoustique & Piano Prepare [VINYL 2 LPS]

(SHELTER PRESS -- France )


Price: $38.95    




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A gorgeous album of acoustic improvisation from Anthony Pateras performing on a prepared piano and Stephen O'Malley on steel string acoustic guitar, recorded live with no overdubs during O'Malley's residency at La Becque on Lake Geneva in the summer of 2021, slowly interacting through resonant harmonics and percussive tones that glide and fill the air with contemplative sound.

Lockwood, Annea: Glass World [CD & BOOK]
Lockwood, Annea:
Glass World [CD & BOOK]

(Room40 -- Australia )


Price: $25.95    




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Twenty three succinct recordings sourced from glass and related objects--wine glasses, glass bulbs, water jars, glass rods, &c.--each allowed to resonate or sing its unique characteristics, released as a vinyl album in 1970 and here remastered by Lawrence English under the guidance of Annea Lockwood herself; a unique album opening a microcosm of richly translucent sound.

Lopez, Cecilia / Ingrid Laubrock: Maromas
Lopez, Cecilia / Ingrid Laubrock:
Maromas

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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An unusual duo of sax, electronics and live processing from New York reedist Ingrid Laubrock on soprano & tenor saxophones, and Cecilia Lopez on electronics and processing Laubrock's playing, releasing an intense yet masterfully controlled set of ten recordings that range from freight trains of powerful disruption to mischievous interactions of alien expression.

Archetti, Luigi: Null IV-VII  [4 CD BOX]
Archetti, Luigi:
Null IV-VII [4 CD BOX]

(Die Schachtel -- Italy )


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Sound artist Luigi Archetti has developed his Null series over several years, here presenting his second Box set of 4 CDs, the word "null" (German for "zero") a metaphor for a state of pausing and anticipatory waiting, as the sound evolves slowly using static tones and drones and the transitions between, generated from e-guitars in unique tunings.

Company (Bailey / Frith / Lewis / Parker / Oppens / Le Baron / Suzuki / Tippetts / Toshizawa / Tippe
Company (Bailey / Frith / Lewis / Parker / Oppens / Le Baron / Suzuki / Tippetts / Toshizawa / Tippett / Wachsmann):
Epiphany [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Honest Jons Records -- UK )


Price: $32.95    




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Derek Bailey's Company Week between June 29th and July 3rd in 1982 brought together a superb set of free and open-minded improvisers--including Keith Tippets, Phillip Waschmann, George Lewis, Julie Tippets, Fred Frith, &c--performing "Epiphany" (sides A & B) as a continuous work for all musicians, and "Epiphanies" (sides C & D), shorter pieces of smaller groupings.

Nakamura, Toshimaru / David Lee Myers: Elements
Nakamura, Toshimaru / David Lee Myers:
Elements

(Surface World -- USA )


Price: $9.95    




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Two like-minded electronic sound & feedback artists, David Lee Myers, aka Arcane Device from NYC and Toshimaru Nakamura from Japan, use feedback matrices & modular electronics╩(Myers) and No-input Mixing Board (Nakamura) in a remote collaboration of alien overlays, sonic extensions and disruptive digressions through 12 complex and varying compositions.

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

(Musicworks -- Canada )


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Fall 2023 issue of Canada's premiere new music magazine, with Julie Richards on the cover in an article exploring the legacy of little known Black female composers; plus articles on Maria Chavez and her turntable art; Michele Geister use of '80s music TV; composer Trevor Grahl; Mustafa Rafiq; Evan Dysart; plus reviews, essays and a CD of tracks from the aforementioned artists.

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

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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

Ahti & Ahti: Nokivesi [VINYL]
Ahti & Ahti:
Nokivesi [VINYL]

(more mars -- Greece )


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The Finnish duo of Niko-Matti Ahti and Marja Ahti, merging musique concrète with narrative elements in an album titled Nokivesi (soot-water) that presents a two-part work using a collage approach to acousmatic sound and documentary elements of elderly people, through themed field recordings along with modular synthesizer and digital processing.

Mohanna, Nickolas: Double Pendulum [VINYL]
Mohanna, Nickolas:
Double Pendulum [VINYL]

(Run/Off Editions -- USA )


Price: $19.95    




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Improvisations from graphic scores that influence the structural framework for these five pieces from New York-based artist & composer Nickolas Mohanna, who uses a varied palette of percussive devices alongside electric guitar and computer, including hammered notes and brushed cymbals to create pulsing and immersive shapes that emerge and submerge in each floating work.

Frith, Fred / Sudhu Tewari / Cenk Ergn: Lock Me Up, Lock Me Down
Frith, Fred / Sudhu Tewari / Cenk Ergn:
Lock Me Up, Lock Me Down

(Carrier Records -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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Recorded thirteen years before this release and rediscovered during pandemic lockdowns, the improvising and extremely open-minded trio of Fred Frith on electric guitar, Sudhu Tewari on percussion (or as credited, "recuperated junk") and Cenk Ergun on electronics recorded these seven superb improvisations in the studio at Expression College for Digital Arts, in Emeryville, CA.

Bonney, Alex / Paul Dunmall / Mark Sanders: The Beholder's Share
Bonney, Alex / Paul Dunmall / Mark Sanders:
The Beholder's Share

(Bead -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Joining long-time UK improvising collaborators, saxophonist Paul Dunmall and drummer Mark Sanders is London performer and engineer Alex Bonney performing on trumpet, modular synthesizer and laptop, the trio recording in the studio for three conversations of lyrically inclined electro-acoustic improv, Bonney's synthetics adding an alien aspect to sophisticated dialog.

Wastell, Mark: Pre-Existing Commitments
Wastell, Mark:
Pre-Existing Commitments

(Hundred Years Gallery -- UK )


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During cellist and Confront label-leader Mark Wastell's 2022 residency at the East London Hundred Years Gallery he recorded four solo recordings, using his acutely creative approach to the strings in unique ways for each recording, which he then layered in the studio without edits to create this wildly and often psychedelically stochastic orchestral work.

Hyper.object: Inter . independence
Hyper.object:
Inter . independence

(Phonogram Unit -- Portugal )


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"Hyper.object" was formed in 2019 by three veterans from the Lisboa free improvised scene (Rodrigo Pinheiro on the piano, Hernani Faustino on the double bass and Carlos Santos on the electronics) and by two young musicians (Joao Almeida...

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Nuno Torres / Eduardo Chagas / Antonio Chap
Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Nuno Torres / Eduardo Chagas / Antonio Chaparreiro / Rodrigo Pinheiro / Carlos Santos / Jose Oliveira :
Jadis La Pluie Etait Bleue

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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The second volume of the project heard in the previous Creative Sources album, "Suspensao", here in a 9-piece electroacoust ensemble with viola, cello, doublebass, alto sax, trombone, piano, electric guitar, computer and percussion, suspenseful lowercase music that unfolds in mysterious, beautiful and rewarding ways.

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

(BeCoq -- France )


Price: $20.95    




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

Gayle, Phillip: Mammoth Flower
Gayle, Phillip:
Mammoth Flower

(Public Eyesore -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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A psychedelic set of recordings based around the guitar work of Philip Gayle, improvised, recorded, and layered into diverse experiments in sound and performed on banjo, bass, cello, door, guitars, mandolin, percussion, piano, toy piano, voice, ukulele and waterphone, with guests including saxophonist Shogo Ohshima and vocalists Shizka Ueda, Omusubisan and Fuuchan.

Oxley, Tony / Stefan Holker: The New World
Oxley, Tony / Stefan Holker:
The New World

(Discus -- UK )


Price: $14.95    




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A meeting between two percussive collaborators from legendary UK improviser Tony Oxley and long-time collaborator and member of Oxley's Celebration Orchestra, Stefan Holker, the latter on acoustic percussion while Oxley performs in his inimitable style of close miking and effecting percussive objects, as the pair perform six Oxley compositions of tightly ringing, energetic activity.

Suter, Sheldon: Berceuses & Nocturnes
Suter, Sheldon:
Berceuses & Nocturnes

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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Percussionist Sheldon Suter steps out from groups including Musique Brute, Big Bold Back Bone, Marco von Orelli 6 or Jurg Wickihalder Orchestra for a seductive album of solo percussion, using zithers, portable turntables, a shruti box and harmonica in immersive works intermixing six pulsing and serene lullabies with five ominous nocturnal environments.

Suter, Sheldon: Berceuses & Nocturnes [VINYL]
Suter, Sheldon:
Berceuses & Nocturnes [VINYL]

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )


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Percussionist Sheldon Suter steps out from groups including Musique Brute, Big Bold Back Bone, Marco von Orelli 6 or Jurg Wickihalder Orchestra for a seductive album of solo percussion, using zithers, portable turntables, a shruti box and harmonica in immersive works intermixing six pulsing and serene lullabies with five ominous nocturnal environments.

Remondino, Nicolas / Ocra Rosa: Each Falling Stick Is A Necessary Gesture, Every Sonic Action Being
Remondino, Nicolas / Ocra Rosa:
Each Falling Stick Is A Necessary Gesture, Every Sonic Action Being Perfectly Voluntary And With Its Own Dignity

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )


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We cultivate a garden of dust, whose fruits will nourish a body of silence. The first inspiration for this recording produced discontinuous weaves, segments in a free state, creating a poetic environment through a network of corresponde...

Emaille / dieb13 / Koch: Abe
Emaille / dieb13 / Koch:
Abe

(Confront -- UK )


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An impressive set of recordings from the electroacoustic improvising trio of Camille Émaille on percussion, dieb13 on turntables and Hans Koch on soprano sax, clarinet & bass clarinet, recording live in Switzerland at Le Singe and at Poestremeis for eleven intricate exchanges of mystery and suspense using remarkable technique and patient attention to each player's contribution.

Hymn (Dowding / Hallett / Ross): Silence, Then Birds
Hymn (Dowding / Hallett / Ross):
Silence, Then Birds

(Confront -- UK )


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Mysteriously evolving improvisations from the trio of Chris Dowding on trumpet, Sylvia Hallett on violin, bicycle wheel & saw, and Dave Ross using a self-designed time modulator, in two recordings from St. Paul's Church in Marylebone and one at Camouflage in Norwich, ea-improv that has a natural feeling and beautifully paced development; fascinating.

 
IST (feat. John Zorn):
New York

(Confront -- Great Britain )


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Acoustic string improvising trio IST was invited by Derek Bailey in 2001 for his Company event at Tonic in NYC, here in the entire and intense concert they performed that night, including a 2nd set pairing with John Zorn, pushing the band into amazing and unexpected territory.

Morgan, Paul Khimasia : peoplegrowold
Morgan, Paul Khimasia :
peoplegrowold

(Confront -- UK )


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Paul Khimasia Morgan is a British guitarist and sound artist who performs on a prepared acoustic guitar body and zither, using objects and electronics to create works of tones, interventions and transitions, here in four rich pieces of well-chosen sound delivered with patient pacing, keeping each piece active while exploring the potential of his instruments and devices.

 
Oceans of Silver and Blood:
Live at Cafe Oto

(Confront -- Great Britain )


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The duo of Joachim Nordwall and Mark Wastell performing live at London's Cafe Oto in a long dark and concentrative improvisation on tone generator, synth, and tam tam.

Social Insects (Koch / Badrut): Social Insects II
Social Insects (Koch / Badrut):
Social Insects II

(Confront -- Great Britain )


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Sparse yet intently focused interaction with unusual timbre and technique in the 2nd release from the working duo of Hans Koch (Koch-Schutz-Studer) and Gaudenz Badrutt (strom), pairing reeds and electronics in micro-world improvisations that delight in subtlety.

Made Of Bones (Fonesca / Clemente / Dias / Sousa): Handgun
Made Of Bones (Fonesca / Clemente / Dias / Sousa):
Handgun

(Phonogram Unit -- Portugal )


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Having collaborated over 15 years in bands including Slow is Possible and Cat in a Bag, the Portuguese quartet of Duarte Fonseca on drums, Joao Clemente on guitar, Nuno Santos Dias on Waldorf Zarenbourg electric piano and Ricardo Sousa on double bass, borrow from electric 70's jazz, rock and experimental forms through 10 diverse and intriguing concepts tinged with a dark wit.

Merce, Sergio: Traslasierra (expanded landscape)
Merce, Sergio:
Traslasierra (expanded landscape)

(Hitorri -- Japan )


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A beautiful album of expanded landscapes performed on electronically modified Electronic Wind Instrument, field recordings, virtual instruments and synthesizer from Argentinian sound artist Sergio Merce, his characteristically patient pacing and use of space creating dramatic and beautiful sonic environments that hint at warm narratives in a seductive excursion.

Monteiro, Alfredo Costa: Abstand
Monteiro, Alfredo Costa:
Abstand

(Hitorri -- Japan )


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"Abstand" was conceived to enhance the particularities of the combination of accordion and melodica, both wind instruments, one played with movement and the other by blowing. This dichotomy of difference and similarity resulted in intri...

Sakata, Akira / Toshimaru Nakamura / Raiga Hayashi: Kinjo no Tabibito
Sakata, Akira / Toshimaru Nakamura / Raiga Hayashi:
Kinjo no Tabibito

(Meenna -- Japan )


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"Three musicians of different generations came together to form this unusual free jazz trio. Comprised of veteran musician Akira Sakata (alto sax, clarinet, narration), noted young drummer Raiga Hayashi, and Toshimaru Nakamura (no-input...



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