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Electroacoustic Composition


 
Suter, Sheldon: Berceuses & Nocturnes <i>[Used Item]</i>
Suter, Sheldon:
Berceuses & Nocturnes [Used Item]

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )


Price: $8.00    




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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.

Venable, Phil / Jphono1: Nowhere Beacons Everywhere <i>[Used Item]</i>
Venable, Phil / Jphono1:
Nowhere Beacons Everywhere [Used Item]

(Soul City Sounds -- USA )


Price: $8.00    




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Jphono1, aka guitarist John Harrison, working with Carboro, NC improvising guitarist and Soul City Sounds label leader Phil Venable, along with input from John Crouch and Ken Moshesh for drum & percussion input, release this experimental album of strange drones, grooves and ambient electronic sounds, beautifully paced with a expansive breadth of concept.

Dunston, Nick: Colla Voce
Dunston, Nick:
Colla Voce

(Out Of Your Head Records -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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A wild "Afro-Surrealist Anti-Opera" from composer & bassist Nick Dunston, performed with an ensemble of string players (including JACK Quartet) and vocalists, in a gripping hybrid of acoustic and electronic music, using the studio for post-processing to create Dunston's self-described "warped narrative", an understatement for this incredibly passionate, surreal and absolutely impressive work.

Mayas, Magda Filamental (Mayas / Abdelnour / Caddy / Davies / Davies / Mayaas / Parks / Theriot-Ramo
Mayas, Magda Filamental (Mayas / Abdelnour / Caddy / Davies / Davies / Mayaas / Parks / Theriot-Ramos / Thieke):
Ritual Mechanics

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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The 2nd release from Magda Mayas' Filamental octet of Mayas, Zeena Parkins, Michel Thieke, Christine Abdelnour, Angharad Davies, Rhodri Davies, Aimée Theriot and Anthea Caddy, is a fascinating studio composition developed from individual recordings provided by each musician, assembled into two detailed and cohesive works of impressive contours and almost ceremonial beauty.

Almeida, Goncalo / Rutger Zuydervelt: Eventual
Almeida, Goncalo / Rutger Zuydervelt:
Eventual

(gusstaff records -- Poland )


Price: $12.95    




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The first full-length collaboration between Portuguese double bassist Gonçalo Almeida and Netherlands sound artist Rutger Zuydervelt, aka Machinefabriek, born from the soundtrack to Lex Reitsma's documentary about photographer Koos Breukel, including additional recordings to create this beautiful long-form drone merging rich electronics with Gonçalo's powerfully textured harmonics.

Zuydervelt, Rutger: Kites (music for a performance by Roshanak Morrowatian)
Zuydervelt, Rutger:
Kites (music for a performance by Roshanak Morrowatian)

(Machinefabriek -- Netherlands )


Price: $11.95    




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Music for a solo dance piece performed by Roshanak Morrowatian and composed by Netherland electronic artist Rutger Zuydervelt, the subject of the dance reflecting on the experience of young asylum seekers forced from their native countries to grow up somewhere unfamiliar, the music in seven parts weaving fragments of Iranian popular music into Zuydervelt's abstract electronics.

Turba, Ruben / Minami Saeki: The Gift
Turba, Ruben / Minami Saeki:
The Gift

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


Price: $12.95    




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Thirteen realizations of sound artist Rubén Turba and violist Minami Saeki's concept for two musicians or more, where each performer chooses five sounds as a "gift" to one of the others, played up to three times during the realization before moving to the next sound; these recordings were made independently in Tokyo & Madrid and then combined without editing.

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

(Bead -- UK )


Price: $10.00    




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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.

Cicala, Leo : Punto Di Accumulazione  <i>[Used Item]</i>
Cicala, Leo :
Punto Di Accumulazione [Used Item]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $12.00    




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

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Baron, Marc / Mark Vernon: post-chance
Baron, Marc / Mark Vernon:
post-chance

(erstwhile -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Mailing unspooled 1/4" tape to each other along with a magnet to randomly erase part of each tape, Marc Baron & Mark Vernon captured these fragments and placed them into sequence based on the minute past the hour each was originally recorded, contrasting the degraded recordings with the original; an exacting but fascinating method of creating something unexpected and uniquely engaging.

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

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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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 )


Price: $19.95    




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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.

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

(Swarming -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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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.

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

(Squidco Records -- USA )


Price: $9.95    




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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.

Gayle, Phillip: Mammoth Flower <i>[Used Item]</i>
Gayle, Phillip:
Mammoth Flower [Used Item]

(Public Eyesore -- USA )


Price: $9.00    




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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.

Vaggione, Horacio: Schall / Rechant [VINYL]
Vaggione, Horacio:
Schall / Rechant [VINYL]

(Recollection GRM -- France )


Price: $29.95    




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Specializing in micromontage, granular synthesis, and microsound, Argentinian-born and Paris-based electroacoustic composer Horacio Vaggione recorded these four compositions at at INA GRM in Paris between 1994 and 2002, each a fascinatingly detailed work illustrating his research into sound and compositions, with a stunning aesthetic for dramatically unfolding concepts.

Cahen, Robert: La nef des fous [VINYL]
Cahen, Robert:
La nef des fous [VINYL]

(Recollection GRM -- USA )


Price: $29.95    




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Electroacoustic composer Robert Cahen studied at ORTF and CNSM in Paris under Pierre Shaeffer, turning to video work in the 1970s and applying musique concrete concepts to moving image, these compositions recorded at the GRM studios between 1971 and 1974 show his mastery over sound and his expressive ability to morph transitions through rich sonic detail.

La Casa, Eric + Seijiro Murayama: Supersedure 2
La Casa, Eric + Seijiro Murayama:
Supersedure 2

(Swarming -- France )


Price: $9.00    




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Following their 2009 release of the same title, this album of primarily free improvisation is a well-paced presentation of two 3-movement works between Japanese percussionist Seijiro Murayama providing precise rhythmic abstractions, and French sound artist Eric La Casa using field recordings of recurring and curious sound sources plus objects to expand Muriyama's punctuations.

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

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )


Price: $22.95    




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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
Suter, Sheldon:
Berceuses & Nocturnes

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




In Stock

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.

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

(Public Eyesore -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




In Stock

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.

Juice Machine: Broken And Dilapidated
Juice Machine:
Broken And Dilapidated

(Love Earth Music -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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An apt description for the layers of sonic decay and deteriorated sounds, loops and errata that underpin each of the five tracks on this elusively restrained noise album, Juice Machine, aka Roger H. Smith (Chefkirk) and Heather Chessman, use mangled field recordings and concrete elements of blurred looping structures and aberrant interjection, each unique work a fascinating curiosity.

Modelbau: Inlets
Modelbau:
Inlets

(Love Earth Music -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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A journey through drone, abstract sound and concrete elements from Netherlands sound artists and writer Frans de Waard (Vital Weekly), mixed from recordings sessions in 2022 and sourced from small electronics, shortwave radio, aqueous recordings, iPad synths, Walkman and "whatever else", the work suggesting 11 movements through various textures and sonic environments.

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.

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

(Tubapede -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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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.

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

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $9.60    




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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.

Darge, Moniek / Vanessa Rossetto: Dream Soundies
Darge, Moniek / Vanessa Rossetto:
Dream Soundies

(erstwhile -- USA )


Price: $12.00    




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Bringing together two generations of sound artists and field recording specialists--Belgian composer Moniek Darge, known for her ethnomusicologist "soundies" from global locations; and American sound composer Vanessa Rossetto transforming everyday occurrence--for a meeting at Lincoln Center in NYC to record the city and reshape its sound into four impressionistic sonic reveries.

Lambkin, Graham / James Rushford: Gondolas [2 CDs]
Lambkin, Graham / James Rushford:
Gondolas [2 CDs]

(erstwhile -- USA )


Price: $20.95    




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The first collaboration between electroacoustic composers and performers, Graham Lambkin (The Shadow Ring) from Kent, England and Australian composer, improviser and concrète collagist James Rushford, the two developing a series of fascinatingly mysterious and detailed sound compositions that incorporate live playing; beautifully packaged.

Venable, Phil / Jphono1: Nowhere Beacons Everywhere
Venable, Phil / Jphono1:
Nowhere Beacons Everywhere

(Soul City Sounds -- USA )


Price: $10.95    




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Jphono1, aka guitarist John Harrison, working with Carboro, NC improvising guitarist and Soul City Sounds label leader Phil Venable, along with input from John Crouch and Ken Moshesh for drum & percussion input, release this experimental album of strange drones, grooves and ambient electronic sounds, beautifully paced with a expansive breadth of concept.

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

(Hundred Years Gallery -- UK )


Price: $13.95    




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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.

Zuydervelt, Rutger: Kaleiding (music for a performance by Lily&Janick)
Zuydervelt, Rutger:
Kaleiding (music for a performance by Lily&Janick)

(Machinefabriek -- Netherlands )


Price: $12.95    




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Music by Dutch sound artist Rutger Zuydervelt, aka Machinefabriek, for a performance by Lily Schlinker and Janick Kremer, known as the contemporary circus company Lily & Janick, this performance using light, reflections and new perspectives onto partner acrobatics performed over a long mirror to create hypnotic, kaleidoscopic images, aptly complemented in Zuydervelt's music.

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

(Surface World -- USA )


Price: $6.50    




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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 electronicsÊ(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.

Banabila, Michel: Uprooted
Banabila, Michel:
Uprooted

(Tapu Records -- The Netherlands )


Price: $9.95    




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Hand-numbered repress edition.
Composer Michel Banabila invited seven musicians to improvise individually, taking recordings from those sessions to create this beautifully structured set of electronic compositions, merging eBow, samplers, synth, guitar and electronics with cello, bass clarinet, viola, violin and double bass in works that display tranquility but hide deep tension below.

Peters, Steve: Chamber Music [CD BOX + USB]
Peters, Steve:
Chamber Music [CD BOX + USB]

(ANTS Records -- Italy )


Price: $69.95    




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A series of sound installations derived from a single recording made in the empty spaces in which they are later presented, with no people present during the recording including the composer, filtered to isolate and amplify certain of the room's resonant frequencies, creating a series of drones which are the only sound materials used; no musical instruments are involved.

Peters, Steve: Chamber Music
Peters, Steve:
Chamber Music

(ANTS Records -- Italy )


Price: $14.95    




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Ten sonically beautiful pieces derived from recordings made in empty spaces, transforming the sounds that leak in from the outside world using filters and amplification to find sonic resonance in those sounds and in the room's natural frequencies, like light filering into the space, each piece then played back in the same room at low volume as part of an installation presentation.

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

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )


Price: $9.95    




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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.

Superposition (Todd A. Carter / Michael Hartman): Glaciers
Superposition (Todd A. Carter / Michael Hartman):
Glaciers

(Kettle Hole Records -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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Members of the Chicago free improvising, collaborative band TV Pow--Todd A. Carter and Michael Hartman--as a duo are Superposition, recording improvisations and composed improvisations primarily on piano, Rhodes, organ, and synthesizers, then mixing, adding and editing them into appealing tracks that merge electronics, jazz forms and soundscape.

Perepelycia, Alexis: Esos Fantasmas <i>[Used Item]</i>
Perepelycia, Alexis:
Esos Fantasmas [Used Item]

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $12.00    




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Argentinian sound artist Alexis Perepelycia explores his influences in an extended sonic work, drawing on his roots in the sounds of garage, punk, metal, industrial music into his work in academia, using abstract references of assertive and acousmatic sound with powerful electronic emphasis as he seeks his ghosts amidst references like Russolo, Stockhausen, &c.

Koch, Hans / Christine Abdelnour: FFlair
Koch, Hans / Christine Abdelnour:
FFlair

(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Born from a project from the "Jazz in Chur" association where Swiss jazz musicians team up with a musical partner from a country with a different language and cultural region, here between Swiss saxophonist Hans Koch and Lebanese saxophonist Christine Abdelnour, the two recording their half of the duo independently, joined in the studio and split left & right for a stunning and unanticipated collaboration.

Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi: Electric Telepat
Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi:
Electric Telepathy, Vol. 2 [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $23.00    




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The latest album from the NY-based Telepathic Band of Daniel Carter on saxophones, trumpet & flute, Patrick Holmes on clarinet, Matthew Putman on keyboards, Hilliard Greene on bass and Federico Ughi on drums, explores spontaneous themes and aural landscapes through studio improvisations recomposed to create five fascinating compositions of perceptive, ecstatic jazz.

Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi: Electric Telepat
Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi:
Electric Telepathy, Vol. 2

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $16.00    




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The latest album from the NY-based Telepathic Band of Daniel Carter on saxophones, trumpet & flute, Patrick Holmes on clarinet, Matthew Putman on keyboards, Hilliard Greene on bass and Federico Ughi on drums, explores spontaneous themes and aural landscapes through studio improvisations recomposed to create five fascinating compositions of perceptive, ecstatic jazz.

Nevai, Nandor / Peter Evans / Steve B / Ron Stabinsky: Trigesisextet for Brass + Gospel Power Walls
Nevai, Nandor / Peter Evans / Steve B / Ron Stabinsky:
Trigesisextet for Brass + Gospel Power Walls [Used Item]

(Psykomanteum -- USA )


Price: $12.00    




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Two large-scale compositions from "Through-Composer of Brutal Classical" Nandor Nevai, scored for 35 brass players and a vocalist, accomplished through 10 layers of Peter Evans (trumpet, piccolo trumpet), 9 of Steve B (tenor trombone), 7 of Ron Stabinsky (bass trombone) and 10 of Nevai himself on tenor trombone & voice; plus "Gospel Power Walls" for a chorus of 5 (bad) people.

Dead Mauriacs, The: Le Parc, rapport d'observations
Dead Mauriacs, The:
Le Parc, rapport d'observations

(Sublime Retreat -- Poland )


Price: $10.95    




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The mysterious French audio collective The Dead Mauriacs led by Olivier Prieur in a 3-part work of electroacoustic compositions sourced from field recordings made during time spent in Brussels, developing these works based on daily recordings of audio observations at cafes, parks, churches, plus manipulated objects and some parakeets in a park; truly inspired collage work.

Three-Layer Cake (Mike Pride / Mike Watt / Brandon Seabrook): Stove-Top [GREEN VINYL]
Three-Layer Cake (Mike Pride / Mike Watt / Brandon Seabrook):
Stove-Top [GREEN VINYL]

(Rarenoise Records -- UK )


Price: $21.95    




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Circumventing pandemic lockdowns, the trio of Brandon Seabrook on guitar, banjo & tapes, Mike Pride on drums, marimba, glockenspiel, bells & organ and Mike Watt on bass recorded their contributions in separate studios and file-shared to create this genre-merging album of free improv, rock, experimental and inexplicable forms; an inspired and seriously unique album of challenges overcome.

Hex and Doravideo: Multi
Hex and Doravideo:
Multi

(Wetware -- Denmark )


Price: $13.95    




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The core duo of Danish trance/noise artists, guitarist Lars Bech Pilgaard also on organelle & driftbox, and drummer Anders Bach, also on plumbutter (a drum and drama machine) join with Acid Mother's Temple modular synth wizard Ichiraku Yoshimitsu, aka Dora Video, for eight impressive works of free-form rhythm and sound, sonic collage with far-ranging influences.

Lauzier, Philippe / Carlo Costa: Interspace
Lauzier, Philippe / Carlo Costa:
Interspace

(Tour de Bras / Inexhaustible Editions -- Canada )


Price: $16.95    




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After performing together in Canada beginning in 2019, bass clarinetist & electronic artist Philippe Lauzier and NY percussionist Carl Costa remained in contact during the pandemic by exchanging compositional concepts, the 4-part "Sincronica Vaga" and "Soft Routine" the results, the former based on dovetailing motives, the latter on harmonic counterpoint interaction.

Aboulkheir, Eve / Lasse Marhaug: 22/12/2017 Guilin Synthetic Daydream / How to Avoid Ants [VINYL]
Aboulkheir, Eve / Lasse Marhaug:
22/12/2017 Guilin Synthetic Daydream / How to Avoid Ants [VINYL]

(Portraits GRM -- France )


Price: $26.95    




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A split LP from two electroacoustic composers: from France, Eve Aboulkheir presents a work inspired by an experience of perceptive disorientation, using modified, mutated and layered field recordings; and Norwegian sound composer Lasse Marhaug presents a work for modified tabletop guitar, field recordings, electronics & objects evoking a path through a forest avoiding large anthills.

Vicente-Sandoval, Dafne / Lars Petter Hagen: Minos Circuit / Transfiguration 4 [VINYL]
Vicente-Sandoval, Dafne / Lars Petter Hagen:
Minos Circuit / Transfiguration 4 [VINYL]

(Portraits GRM -- France )


Price: $26.95    




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A split LP from two sound and electroacoustic artists: Paris bassoonist Dafne Vicente-Sandoval deconstructs the instrument itself using an electro-acoustic device that generates feedback, developing compositions from those explorations; and Norwegian Lars Petter Hagen revisits Richard Strauss's Metamorfosen through decay and fragmentation of its musical lines.

Polyorchard (Menestres / Bishop / Brice / Clancy / Grubbs / Eubank / &c): scree/n
Polyorchard (Menestres / Bishop / Brice / Clancy / Grubbs / Eubank / &c):
scree/n

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )


Price: $9.95    




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Composed, constructed and mixed by bassist, improviser and composer David Menestres, this extended electroacoustic work features work from a tremendous set of performers: Jeb Bishop, Olie Brice, Sean Clancy, D. Edward Davis, Laurent Estoppey, Chris Eubank, David Grubbs, Michael Thomas Jackson, David Jordan, David Menestres, & Catherine Sikora.

Williams, Chris Quintet (w/ Patrick Shiroishi / Joshua White / Eric Revis / Guillermo Brown): Live [
Williams, Chris Quintet (w/ Patrick Shiroishi / Joshua White / Eric Revis / Guillermo Brown):
Live [CASSETTE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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Trumpeter Chris Williams in a limited white label cassette release of a post-processed/collaged live concert at Blue Whale in Los Angeles, 2018, performing on trumpet & electronics with a quintet of incredible free players: Patrick Shiroishi on saxophones & objects, Joshua White on piano, Eric Revis on acoustic bass & electronics and Guillermo Brown on drums & electronics.

La Casa, Eric: Barrieres Mobiles [CD + 40pg BOOKLET]
La Casa, Eric:
Barrieres Mobiles [CD + 40pg BOOKLET]

(Swarming -- France )


Price: $16.95    




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A series of sound impressions and an audio documentary of metal barriers placed at entrances to public buildings after the coordinated 2015 Paris attacks by ISIS; 29 compositions recorded and mixed between 2018-2023 by Eric La Casa, wondering what the barriers protected Parisians from, and answering the question of what Paris sounds like to the barriers themselves.

Novembre (Hoang / Clerc-Renaud / Darrifourcq) + Marc Baron: Encore [2 CDs]
Novembre (Hoang / Clerc-Renaud / Darrifourcq) + Marc Baron:
Encore [2 CDs]

(Umlaut Records -- France )


Price: $19.95    




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A fascinatingly structured album conceived by Romain Clerc Renaud and Antonin Tri Hoang, the first CD constructing a complex poetic form made up of multiple themes, from simple (Encore, Petit Matelot) to rapidly complex (LetCo, Klaxon), unfolding in unexpected ways; the 2nd CD restructured in the studio by Marc Baron, transforming the music into seven engrossing electroacoustic compositions.

Gregg, J.J.: Re-cycling
Gregg, J.J.:
Re-cycling

(IntangibleCat -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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A suite based on raag todi from sitar player J.J. Gregg with Pavan Kanekal on tabla; five tracks revised in the studio to create compositions of both sitar music and more experimental forms, the music tying together concepts of water's effect on geologic formation, as illustrated and contemplated in a description from the albums's liner notes.

Kaze with Satoko Fujii / Natsuki Tamura / Christian Pruvost / Peter Orins & Ikue Mori: Crustal Movem
Kaze with Satoko Fujii / Natsuki Tamura / Christian Pruvost / Peter Orins & Ikue Mori:
Crustal Movement

(Circum-Libra -- Japan/France )


Price: $16.95    




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The cooperative Japanese/French quartet Kaze of pianist Satoko Fujii, trumpeter Natsuki Tamura, trumpeter Christian Pruvost and drummer Peter Orins are expanded for a second time with New York electronic artist Ikue Mori, embracing pandemic restrictions by creating this album through file exchange, adding complex layers of profound interaction to the virtual improvisations.

Three-Layer Cake (Mike Pride / Mike Watt / Brandon Seabrook): Stove-Top
Three-Layer Cake (Mike Pride / Mike Watt / Brandon Seabrook):
Stove-Top

(Rarenoise Records -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Circumventing pandemic lockdowns, the trio of Brandon Seabrook on guitar, banjo & tapes, Mike Pride on drums, marimba, glockenspiel, bells & organ and Mike Watt on bass recorded their contributions in separate studios and file-shared to create this genre-merging album of free improv, rock, experimental and inexplicable forms; an inspired and seriously unique album of challenges overcome.

Samartzis, Philip: Atmospheres And Disturbances [CD + BOOK]
Samartzis, Philip:
Atmospheres And Disturbances [CD + BOOK]

(Room40 -- Australia )


Price: $23.95    




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A work of scientific sound from Australian sound artist Philip Samartzis, creating compositions based on field work from the High-Altitude Research Station at Jungfraujoch, Switzerland, over four weeks deploying various recording devices and microphones in and around the station to capture anthropogenic & geophysical forces, allowing listeners to experience the ecology under stress.

Tippett, Keith / Julie Tippett: Couple In Spirit: Sound on Sound
Tippett, Keith / Julie Tippett:
Couple In Spirit: Sound on Sound

(Discus -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Planning a duo album since 2019, this was to be pianist Keith Tippett & vocalist Julie Tippett first new studio album in 30 years, but tragically pandemic and Keith Tippett's passing prevented that, Julie instead turning to unreleased live solo piano recordings from 1979 through 1996 to which she added new vocal performances in the studio, creating eight impressive virtual duos.

Myers, David Lee: Ceremonial Fires
Myers, David Lee:
Ceremonial Fires

(pulsewidth -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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A journey through an uncharted jungle island from NY electronic composer David Lee Myers, aka Arcane Device, using field recordings in rhythmic environments with synthetic sounds buzzing and whirling around and electronic tones and textures rising and falling, composing detailed song structures that are embraceable and awe-inspiring at the same time.

Chrysakis, Thanos: Manifold Vista
Chrysakis, Thanos:
Manifold Vista

(Auf Abwegen -- Germany )


Price: $17.95    




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Aural Terrains label-leader, composer and sound artist Thanos Chrysakis presents six new pieces merging electronic composition with field recordings and other electro-acoustic sources, in five rich and beautifully paced works of a diverse nature, evolving a consistent sound world where each piece draws the listener into the composer's detailed and engaging concepts.

Nevai, Nandor / Peter Evans / Steve B / Ron Stabinsky: Trigesisextet for Brass + Gospel Power Walls
Nevai, Nandor / Peter Evans / Steve B / Ron Stabinsky:
Trigesisextet for Brass + Gospel Power Walls

(Psykomanteum -- USA )


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Two large-scale compositions from "Through-Composer of Brutal Classical" Nandor Nevai, scored for 35 brass players and a vocalist, accomplished through 10 layers of Peter Evans (trumpet, piccolo trumpet), 9 of Steve B (tenor trombone), 7 of Ron Stabinsky (bass trombone) and 10 of Nevai himself on tenor trombone & voice; plus "Gospel Power Walls" for a chorus of 5 (bad) people.

Machinefabriek : +
Machinefabriek :
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(Machinefabriek -- Netherlands )


Price: $10.95    




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Trying to strike a balance between composition and the challenges of being a young parent, Rutger Zuydervelt, aka Machinefabriek, created a series of short tracks that could be developed quickly with invited collaborators, a concept that worked so well that in little time he found 52 enthusiastic and diverse musicians to develop the expanse of this impressive collection.

Kawashima, Makoto / Mochizuki Harutaka / Michel Henritzi: Chinmoku Wa Ishikure Ni Yadoru Bouryoku
Kawashima, Makoto / Mochizuki Harutaka / Michel Henritzi:
Chinmoku Wa Ishikure Ni Yadoru Bouryoku

(Trost Records -- Austria )


Price: $17.95    




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Evoking the passionate free improvisation of Kaoru Abe and influenced by Austrian poet Georg Trakl's "Nocturnal Song", the trio of Makoto Kawashima and Harutaka Mochizuki on alto saxophone and Michel Henritzi on lap steel & feedback recorded these three crepuscular works in separate locations, assembled by Henritzi into richly dreamlike and cathartic compositions.

Belorukov, Ilia: Someone Has Always Come
Belorukov, Ilia:
Someone Has Always Come

(Sublime Retreat -- Poland )


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The third in Ilia Belorukov's series of electroacoustic compositions on Spina!Rec and Moving Furniture, here in a set of four compositions, each presenting detailed layers of acoustic and electronic instrumentation and field recordings captured throughout Europe and Russia, carefully placed over heavily laden synthetic drones that guide the motion of each piece.

Duplant, Bruno: Le Jour D'apres
Duplant, Bruno:
Le Jour D'apres

(Sublime Retreat -- Poland )


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A dark journey into a nocturnal world of synthetic tones and urban environments, emerging from footsteps and impressions of the passing world imbued through vaporous and skewed progressions, like moonlight piercing through a veil, from French composer and electroacoustic artist Bruno Duplant in an extended work dedicated to Belgian pianist Guy Vandromme.

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.

Davies, Rhodri: Over Shadows
Davies, Rhodri:
Over Shadows

(Amgen Records -- UK )


Price: $8.80    




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An extended solo titled for author Redell Olsen's book secure portable space (Reality Street), performed on Lever harp and EBows by UK electroacoustic improviser Rhodri Davies, recorded at Old School, Bracon Ash, in Norfolk in 2004 by Graham Halliwell and edited by Benedict Drew and John Wall, creating a richly evolving work of haunting plateaus and valleys.

Orcutt, Bill: Music for Four Guitars
Orcutt, Bill:
Music for Four Guitars

(Palilalia -- USA )


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Using four guitars tracks, each assigned to a specific melody in counterpoint, Bill Orcutt presents an assertive set of fourteen compositions in a minimalist form--think Steve Reich--each part organized through controlled freneticism that tames the wild nature inherent in each piece; a downloadable 80 page score illustrates the complex madness of the guitarist's mind.

Marchetti, Lionel & Decibel New Music Ensemble: Inland Lake (le lac interieur)
Marchetti, Lionel & Decibel New Music Ensemble:
Inland Lake (le lac interieur)

(Room40 -- Australia )


Price: $19.95    




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The 2nd album collaboration between French music concrète composer Lionel Marchetti and the Australian chamber ensemble Decibel directed by flute and wind player Cat Hope, performing two works by Marchetti--"Inland Lake" and "La Patience"-- works for strings, winds, piano, percussion and radio, integrated in the studio with Marchetti's synthetics, tape and electronic manipulations.

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.

de Asis, Clara / Ryoko Akama: Sisbiosis
de Asis, Clara / Ryoko Akama:
Sisbiosis

(erstwhile -- USA )


Price: $12.00    




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Engrossing interactions of electronic sound, abstract percussion, static, metallic ringing and other ephemeral sonic assertions, from French-based Spanish sound artist Clara de Asís and UK-based Japanese-Korean installation & sound artist Ryoko Akama: three tracks of live electroacoustic improvisation, and three compositions extracted from those sessions.

Rossetto, Vanessa: The Actress [2 CDs]
Rossetto, Vanessa:
The Actress [2 CDs]

(erstwhile -- USA )


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An unusual narrative of field recordings, electronics and chamber instrumentation from composer Vanessa Rossetto, through two CDs weaving an abstracted and detailed story of recurring motifs, indescribably intertwined with spoken word, equestrian moments, environmental recordings, and melodic progressions of strings and harps; a momentous work of collaged composition.

Deane, J.A. / Jason Kao Hwang: Uncharted Faith
Deane, J.A. / Jason Kao Hwang:
Uncharted Faith

(Tone Science Music -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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The final collaboration of innovative electronic artist J.A. Deane, working remotely with violinist Jason Kao Hwang who sent Deane improvised solo acoustic violin recordings that Deane edited into 57 gestures, mapping them to a keyboard and creating six tracks of morphed electronics which Hwang improvised over with an electric violin to complete this unique and fascinating album.

Zetterberg, Torbjorn (Zetterberg / Agnas / Hogberg): Opinions [VINYL]
Zetterberg, Torbjorn (Zetterberg / Agnas / Hogberg):
Opinions [VINYL]

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


Price: $22.95    




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Known as a jazz bassist, Torbjörn Zetterberg mostly steps away from the big strings for a series of multitrack studio compositions on a variety of instruments electronic & acoustic, plus samples and voice, all performed by Zetterberg himself (with Konrad Agnas and Anna Hogberg adding input on a couple of tracks); powerful, urgent, impressive works from a truly well-rounded musician.

Abrahams, Chris: Follower [VINYL]
Abrahams, Chris:
Follower [VINYL]

(Room40 -- Australia )


Price: $21.95    




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A diverse album of compositional work from Australian pianist and The Necks legend Chris Abrahams, in two works of rich ambience and spacious soundscape performed on acoustic and electric pianos, organ, detuned bells and acousmatic sources, contrasted with two more capricious works on acoustic piano, unusual percussive platforms, haunting tones and moody interjections.

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.

Hautzinger, Franz / Eric Normand : Unbelievably Late
Hautzinger, Franz / Eric Normand :
Unbelievably Late

(Tour de Bras / Inexhaustible Editions -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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Having originally met in 2016 when Viennese trumpeter Franz Hautzinger and Quebec electric bassist Éric Normand formed Torche! with Michel F Cote, Philippe Lauzier and Xavier Charles, the two improvisers developed this collage during the pandemic from asynchronous recordings, creating six dramatic and explorative compositions of incredible and unusual technique.

Carter, Daniel / Evan Strauss / 5-Track / Sheridan Riley: The Uproar In Bursts Of Sound And Silence
Carter, Daniel / Evan Strauss / 5-Track / Sheridan Riley:
The Uproar In Bursts Of Sound And Silence [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $18.99    




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A collage of styles and experimentation developed over several years by bassist and multi-instrumentalist Evan Strauss, using long-form graphically notated conceptual compositions based on bird calls along with thematic material from Ursula K. Le Guin, expanded with narration and poetry from Daniel Carter and titled from an excerpt by Virginia Woolf.

Silva, Susana Santos: All The Birds And A Telephone Ringing [VINYL]
Silva, Susana Santos:
All The Birds And A Telephone Ringing [VINYL]

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


Price: $21.95    




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Aside from her exceptional trumpet work in free improvisation settings, Portuguese trumpeter Susana Santos, currently based in Stockholm, is also an electro-acoustic composer, these six compelling compositions merging field recordings--particularly birds, waters and yes, a phone--along with her trumpet playing and Irish flute, the album title a reference to John Cage's book Silence.

Silva, Susana Santos: All The Birds And A Telephone Ringing
Silva, Susana Santos:
All The Birds And A Telephone Ringing

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


Price: $14.95    




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Aside from her exceptional trumpet work in free improvisation settings, Portuguese trumpeter Susana Santos, currently based in Stockholm, is also an electro-acoustic composer, these six compelling compositions merging field recordings--particularly birds, waters and yes, a phone--along with her trumpet playing and Irish flute, the album title a reference to John Cage's book Silence.

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.

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.

Nakajima, Rie / Takahiro Kawaguchi: Utsuho [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Nakajima, Rie / Takahiro Kawaguchi:
Utsuho [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tsss Tapes -- Italy )


Price: $8.95    




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Rapid and lucid activity of mechanical and organic activity, a mad mechanism under the control of master machinists perking the ears in inexplicable ways, from the collaboration of Japanese sound artists Rie Nakajima and Takahiro Kawaguchi, their uncredited sources seemingly a mix of motors, bells, squeaky toys, material flurries, whistles, &c. &c.; playfully fascinating.

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

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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

Machinefabriek w/ Anne Bakker: Wisps
Machinefabriek w/ Anne Bakker:
Wisps

(Not On Label (Machinefabriek Self-released) -- Netherlands )


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The followup to their album Oehoe, electroacoustic composer Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek) developed this set of 10 tracks from improvised recordings on violin, viola and voice by Anne Bakker, creating a fascinating and succinct set of compositions through the deconstruction of her virtuosic playing and Zuydervelt's electronic additions.

Capece, Lucio / Katie Porter: Phase To Phase
Capece, Lucio / Katie Porter:
Phase To Phase

(Ftarri -- Japan )


Price: $10.80    




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Rich harmonics and interstitial interactions between two bass clarinets, as Utah-based Katie Porter and Berlin-based Lucio Capece exchanged recordings to develop two compositions, the first focusing on expression in the context of freedom in time, the 2nd using strict time to explore the effects of overlapping-phasing; reference The International Nothing.

 

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