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Zuckerman, Adam: STARPERMEABLE <i>[Used Item]</i>
Zuckerman, Adam:
STARPERMEABLE [Used Item]

(Nueni -- Portugal )


Price: $11.00    




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A composition for at least three musicians and processed field recordings from Adam Zuckerman, here configured as a quintet eliciting a poem by Paul Celan, organizing the lines of the poem into multiple movements, exquisitely performed by Kanoa Ichiyanagi (viola), Zaq Kenefick (harmonica), Juan Marroquin (flute), Dylan Marx (guitar) and Kristyna Svihalova (percussion).

Pisaro-Liu, Michael (Guy Vandromme / Adriaan Severins / Luciana Elizondo / Fabio Gionfrida): A Room
Pisaro-Liu, Michael (Guy Vandromme / Adriaan Severins / Luciana Elizondo / Fabio Gionfrida):
A Room Outdoors [2 CDs] [Used Item]

(elsewhere -- USA )


Price: $14.00    




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Two realizations of Michael Pisaro-Liu's 2006 work for sustaining instruments, harmonium & field recordings, recorded first at Wild Gallery, in Brussels with Guy Vandromme (keyboards) and Adriaan Severins (field recordings and synthesizer); then at the Museo Archeologico San Lorenzo, in Cremona, Italy with Luciana Elizondo (viola da gamba) and Fabio Gionfrida (field recordings), in collaboration with Guy Vandromme (Indian harmonium).

Cammisa, Edoardo: io_u,E <i>[Used Item]</i>
Cammisa, Edoardo:
io_u,E [Used Item]

(Sublime Retreat -- Poland )


Price: $6.00    




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Understated and enigmatic, the work of Northern Italian sound artist Edoardo Cammisa, aka Banished Pills, presents a very short work on decay, and then two expanded sound works composed from synthesisers, spring reverb, microphones, field recordings, no-input mixing, organ & sampler; the environments are murky but with movement, and engaging in their dark evening ambiance.

Gunnarson, Rosanna / Karin Johansson: I grunda vikar ar bottnarna mjuka
Gunnarson, Rosanna / Karin Johansson:
I grunda vikar ar bottnarna mjuka

(OUTERDISK -- Sweden )


Price: $13.95    




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"I grunda vikar ar bottnarna mjuka" is inspired by August Strindberg's classic short story about a fortepiano being dropped into deep waters off an archipelago island, Stora grusharpan. The musical content is based partly on secret unde...

Newland, Paul: Things That Happen Again
Newland, Paul:
Things That Happen Again

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $9.60    




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A portrait of UK interdisciplinary composer Paul Newland's music through five pieces dating from 2009 to 2023 performed by members of London's Apartment House ensemble, including a string quartet, two different trio combinations, a short work for solo piano, and a score for open instrumentation, realised in this recording by a septet.

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.

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.

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.

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

(Klanggalerie -- Germany )


Price: $13.00    




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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.

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

(Marthasville Fine Audio Recordings -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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

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.

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.

Pisaro-Liu, Michael (Guy Vandromme / Adriaan Severins / Luciana Elizondo / Fabio Gionfrida): A Room
Pisaro-Liu, Michael (Guy Vandromme / Adriaan Severins / Luciana Elizondo / Fabio Gionfrida):
A Room Outdoors [2 CDs]

(elsewhere -- USA )


Price: $15.60    




In Stock

Two realizations of Michael Pisaro-Liu's 2006 work for sustaining instruments, harmonium & field recordings, recorded first at Wild Gallery, in Brussels with Guy Vandromme (keyboards) and Adriaan Severins (field recordings and synthesizer); then at the Museo Archeologico San Lorenzo, in Cremona, Italy with Luciana Elizondo (viola da gamba) and Fabio Gionfrida (field recordings), in collaboration with Guy Vandromme (Indian harmonium).

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.

Zuckerman, Adam: STARPERMEABLE
Zuckerman, Adam:
STARPERMEABLE

(Nueni -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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A composition for at least three musicians and processed field recordings from Adam Zuckerman, here configured as a quintet eliciting a poem by Paul Celan, organizing the lines of the poem into multiple movements, exquisitely performed by Kanoa Ichiyanagi (viola), Zaq Kenefick (harmonica), Juan Marroquin (flute), Dylan Marx (guitar) and Kristyna Svihalova (percussion).

Evans-Weiler, Morgan: Correspondences <i>[Used Item]</i>
Evans-Weiler, Morgan:
Correspondences [Used Item]

(Editions Verde -- USA )


Price: $7.00    




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The third release in Editions Verde's series "Seeing the Forest in a Tree" are three iterations of interpretations realized by Joseph Clayton Mills, Fraufraulein, and the duo Sarah Hughes and Patrick Farmer, who were invited to interact with Morgan Evans-Weiler's score intended to be interpreted as both sound and sculpture, presented in three unique sets of recordings.

Dykstra, Jordan: A Known Unknown [CDr w/ Score Booklet] <i>[Used Item]</i>
Dykstra, Jordan:
A Known Unknown [CDr w/ Score Booklet] [Used Item]

(Editions Verde -- USA )


Price: $9.00    




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A fascinating conceptual work on CD and printed score that attempts to sonically represent celestial events through guided improvisations, providing the performers an abstract of the main musical ideas and options on how to execute them, exploring microtonal sounds, harmonic interactions and sound as moments within physical boundaries, here in a studio realization in Zurich.

Foussat, Jean-Marc / Guy-Frank Pellerin: Les Beaux Jours
Foussat, Jean-Marc / Guy-Frank Pellerin:
Les Beaux Jours

(Fou Records -- France )


Price: $14.95    




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The title translating to The Good Days, Fou label leader and synth player Jean-Marc Foussat joins with soprano & tenor saxophonist Guy-Frank Pellerin (Dieci Ensemble) for three extended electroacoustic improvisations and a shorter coda, employing piano, toys, field recordings, a whispered poem from Tristan Tzara, and a sense of limitless creativity and imagination.

Olsen, Lance Austin / Bruno Duplant: Coincidence
Olsen, Lance Austin / Bruno Duplant:
Coincidence

(Ftarri -- Japan )


Price: $13.95    




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A single extended duo performance from improviser, composer and leader of the Infrequency Editions label, Lance Austin Olsen, performing on guitar, field recordings, wax cylinder recordings, MIDI organ & amplified objects, along with French pianist, composer and improviser Bruno Duplant, also credited with "sounds", a moody and tense work that meticulously uses innuendo and space.

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

(Hitorri -- Japan )


Price: $10.80    




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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.

Vehicule: Aubusson
Vehicule:
Aubusson

(Sublime Retreat -- Poland )


Price: $10.95    




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A diverse set of compositions spanning dreamlike aural landscapes, petite songs and assertive experiments of rich sound, in the fourth album from French sound artist Sylvain Milliot under the project name Véhicule, developed from improvised recordings that were then developed in the studio, each piece fitting together in a larger and aurally satisfying framework.

Meirino, Francisco / Jerome Noetinger: Drainage, In Six Parts
Meirino, Francisco / Jerome Noetinger:
Drainage, In Six Parts

(Klanggalerie -- Germany )


Price: $17.95    




In Stock

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.

Evans-Weiler, Morgan: Correspondences
Evans-Weiler, Morgan:
Correspondences

(Editions Verde -- USA )


Price: $9.95    




In Stock

The third release in Editions Verde's series "Seeing the Forest in a Tree" are three iterations of interpretations realized by Joseph Clayton Mills, Fraufraulein, and the duo Sarah Hughes and Patrick Farmer, who were invited to interact with Morgan Evans-Weiler's score intended to be interpreted as both sound and sculpture, presented in three unique sets of recordings.

Dykstra, Jordan: A Known Unknown [CDr w/ Score Booklet]
Dykstra, Jordan:
A Known Unknown [CDr w/ Score Booklet]

(Editions Verde -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




In Stock

A fascinating conceptual work on CD and printed score that attempts to sonically represent celestial events through guided improvisations, providing the performers an abstract of the main musical ideas and options on how to execute them, exploring microtonal sounds, harmonic interactions and sound as moments within physical boundaries, here in a studio realization in Zurich.

Day, Bryan / Dereck Higgins: Woven Territories
Day, Bryan / Dereck Higgins:
Woven Territories

(Public Eyesore -- USA )


Price: $10.95    




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San Francisco East Bay sonic artist and Public Eyesore/Eh? label-leader Bryan Day meets Omaha bass player and sound artist Dereck Higgins for four enveloping works of sound, sonically rich and epic journeys through terrains of identifiable musical elements and acousmatic curiosity, all with an ear to story-telling as the duo weave passages of fantastic elements.

Orquesta del Tiempo Perdido (Jeroen Kimman): Sepk
Orquesta del Tiempo Perdido (Jeroen Kimman):
Sepk

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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Fusing many styles into a strange jazz-like environment fueled by exotica, electronica, orchestral forms and unusual transitions, Dutch multi-instrumentalist & composer Jeroen Kimman, along with ten Amsterdam musicians including John Dikeman, Koen Nutters, Michael Moore and Mark Morse, present Kimman's unusual and often rubbery musical vision while continually fascinating his listeners.

Kromeshna / Chefkirk: Surfaces
Kromeshna / Chefkirk:
Surfaces

(Besperech' -- Russia )


Price: $11.95    




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Mysterious sonic collaborations between Russian experimental electronic musician Vitaly Maklakov, who runs the Zaimka and Besperech' labels, and Oregon sound artist CHEFKIRK, merging field recordings and experiments with tape & synths to create five works of submerged sound amid enigmatic detail; mastered by Squidco's own Carl Kruger.

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.

Cammisa, Edoardo: io_u,E
Cammisa, Edoardo:
io_u,E

(Sublime Retreat -- Poland )


Price: $10.95    




In Stock

Understated and enigmatic, the work of Northern Italian sound artist Edoardo Cammisa, aka Banished Pills, presents a very short work on decay, and then two expanded sound works composed from synthesisers, spring reverb, microphones, field recordings, no-input mixing, organ & sampler; the environments are murky but with movement, and engaging in their dark evening ambiance.

Sijstermans, Germaine / Koen Nutters / Reinier van Houdt : Circles, Reeds, and Memories
Sijstermans, Germaine / Koen Nutters / Reinier van Houdt :
Circles, Reeds, and Memories

(elsewhere -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Composer & clarinetist based in Heerlen, Netherlands, Germaine Sijstermans, in a collaborative work with fellow Dutch composers and performers, Reinier van Houdt performing primarily on Indian harmonium and Koen Nutters on harmona organ, both employing field recordings, tapes, objects and sine waves in this peacefully meditative 2022 concert at Savelberg Chapel.

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

(Eh? -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




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

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

(Eh? -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




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

Brasilia Laptop Orchestra: BSBL0rk: 10 yEars aLive
Brasilia Laptop Orchestra:
BSBL0rk: 10 yEars aLive

(Public Eyesore -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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For more than 10 years since its inception as a spin-off from founder and principal programmer Eufrasio Prates's doctorate research in 2012, the Brasilia Laptop Orquestra has become a regular institution on the Brasiliense experimental and electronic scene, the orchestra an ever-changing collaboration of musicians, heard in 11 recordings captured live between 2013-2020.

nil.: 01
nil.:
01

(Intangible Arts -- USA )


Price: $11.95    




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Restarting his sonic life at "nothing", Chester Hawkins' new project after work under his own name and his previous decades-long project Blue Sausage Infant is nil, recording after a two-week residency at Liebig12 in Berlin and participation in the Zero Cohesion program, this five-part work for "maximal drone" explores complex harmonics in a dynamic and powerful wall of sound.

Onda, Aki: Brisbane September 25 2004 (CASSETTE)
Onda, Aki:
Brisbane September 25 2004 (CASSETTE)

(Room40 -- Australia )


Price: $16.95    




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As part of a 2004 performance series at Fabrique in Brisbane, Australia, Lawrence English invited experimental cassette and field recording artrist Aki Onda to present his unique approach to reusing and rupturing recordings using cassettes, Walkmans, delay pedals and fender twin amps, improvising this extended work & its coda, blurring concrete and inexplicable sources in remarkable ways.

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

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )


Price: $9.95    




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

McLaughlin, Elijah Ensemble: III [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD]
McLaughlin, Elijah Ensemble:
III [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $19.95    




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The third album in Chicago 6- & 12-string guitarist Elijah McLaughlin's numbered album series of original compositions, rich flowing works of lyrical textures augmented with environmental field recordings and tape loops, performed with Jason Toth on upright bass, Katinka Kleijn on cello, effects, Joel Styzens on hammered Dulcimer and Adler Scheidt on piano.

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.

Gustafsson, Mats / Joachim Nordwall: Their Power Reached Across Space And Time-To Defy Them Was Deat
Gustafsson, Mats / Joachim Nordwall:
Their Power Reached Across Space And Time-To Defy Them Was Death-Or Worse [JADE VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(Thrill Jockey -- USA )


Price: $26.95    




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Jade Vinyl - Expanding on their decade-long collaboration with albums on Astral Spirits, Bocian and Confront (Ensemble Var), and both members of Fire! Orchestra, sound artist Joachim Nordwall on analog synth and tapes and reed & wind player Mats Gustafsson use extended approaches to their instruments through effects and close mic-ing to create powerful and hallucinatory sound worlds.

Gustafsson, Mats / Joachim Nordwall: Their Power Reached Across Space And Time-To Defy Them Was Deat
Gustafsson, Mats / Joachim Nordwall:
Their Power Reached Across Space And Time-To Defy Them Was Death-Or Worse

(Thrill Jockey -- USA )


Price: $15.95    




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Expanding on their decade-long collaboration with albums on Astral Spirits, Bocian and Confront (Ensemble Var), and both members of Fire! Orchestra, sound artist Joachim Nordwall on analog synth and tapes and reed & wind player Mats Gustafsson use extended approaches to their instruments through effects and close mic-ing to create powerful and hallucinatory sound worlds.

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.

Ensemble Dedalus + eRikm: Fata Morgana
Ensemble Dedalus + eRikm:
Fata Morgana

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Composed by erikM and performed with the Dedalus Ensemble, these pieces started through acousmographe recording of sounds outside of human hearing, transposed into notes and scored to be interpreted by musicians while immersed via headphone to mimic the sounds of cetaceans, then rearranged in the studio to create the annotated compositions heard on these carefully recorded compositions.

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.

Cutler, Chris: It Makes Sense To Me [2 CDs]
Cutler, Chris:
It Makes Sense To Me [2 CDs]

(ReR Megacorp -- UK )


Price: $17.95    




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An excellent 50 year overview of the work of drummer & composer Chris Cutler, best known for his work with Henry Cow and his label ReR Megacorp, but also heard here in groupings including Art Bears, Cassiber, News From Babel, Aqsak Mabou, Duck and Cover, Peter Blegvad, Rene Lussier, The Work, Pere Ubu, The (ec) Nudes, Domestic Stories, Cutler/Frith, Cutler/Parkins, &c.

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

(Sublime Retreat -- Poland )


Price: $10.95    




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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.

Zenial: Lancelot's Delusions
Zenial:
Lancelot's Delusions

(Sublime Retreat -- Poland )


Price: $10.95    




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The music project of Polish sound explorer Lukasz Szaankiewicz is Zenial, merging minimal ambient and micro-sounds with field recordings and a sense of skewed motion, creating long-form virtual journeys through strange environments, or in rich textures of a dark night accompanied by slowly moving tones, his years of experience heard through exceptional sonic qualities.

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

(Sublime Retreat -- Poland )


Price: $10.95    




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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: Trem
Davies, Rhodri:
Trem

(Amgen Records -- UK )


Price: $8.80    




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Reissuing his 2003 album on the Confront label, Rhodri Davies' first solo album is a captivating set of uniquely voiced free improvisation, using a pedal harp, radio and tape recorders and percussive devices, and recorded in the natural resonance of All Angels, St Michael and All Angels Church in London, creating narrative and drama through Davie's intuitive sense of timing.

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

(Nonlocal Research -- Chile )


Price: $7.95    




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

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 )


Price: $23.95    




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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.

Devenir-Ensemble : Resonances Manifestes
Devenir-Ensemble :
Resonances Manifestes

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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A comprovised music piece based on a sound score composed of field recordings from autonomous demonstrations that shook the streets of Montreal in recent years, the 10-piece Montreal ensemble of performers and sound artist interacting with the ambient recordings as they aim to understand how sound and music contribute to the formation of affective communities.

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.

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 )


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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.

Wolfarth, Christian: 39 / Part I - III
Wolfarth, Christian:
39 / Part I - III

(Hiddenbell Records -- Switzerland )


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39 tracks make up this compelling 3-part solo percussion work from Swiss improviser and composer Christian Wolfarth, using a game approach where some sequences are determined by the roll of a dice for note values, rest and tempo, Wolfarth performing on dead wood, a drum or 39 pine cones, augmented with recordings of stones, water, footsteps, church bells, &c.

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

(Marthasville Fine Audio Recordings -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




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

Columbia Icefield (Nate Wooley / Mary Halvorson / Ryan Sawyer): Ancient Songs of Burlap Heroes
Columbia Icefield (Nate Wooley / Mary Halvorson / Ryan Sawyer):
Ancient Songs of Burlap Heroes

(Pyroclastic Records -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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The second outing for trumpeter and composer Nate Wooley's Columbia Icefield band with Mary Halvorson on guitar, Susan Alcorn on pedal steel guitar, Ryan Sawyer on drums, plus violist Mat Maneri and bassist Trevor Dunn joining for one track; an album of sublime and subtly complex sondscapes in beautiful abstractions that evolve to exceptional group and solo interplay.

Matthews, Wade / Carmen Morales: Fall Five Improvisations
Matthews, Wade / Carmen Morales:
Fall Five Improvisations

(Aural Terrains -- UK )


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Inspired by and recorded at the basilica of a former monastery overlooking a valley in southern Spain, the duo of Wade MatthInspired by and recorded at the basilica of a former monastery overlooking a valley in southern Spain, the duo of Wade Matthews on digital synthesis & field recordings and Carmen Morales on prepared piano, present improvisations with a unique palette of timbres, contrasting spacious moments against rapid interaction as they "Plunge and Tumble" through five captivating dialogs.ews on digital synthesis & field recordings and Carmen Morales on prepared piano, present improvisations with a unique palette of timbres, contrasting spacious moments with rapid interaction as they "Plunge and Tumble" through five captivating dialogs.

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.

Shepard, Craig: Trumpet City [2 CDs]
Shepard, Craig:
Trumpet City [2 CDs]

(Inexhaustible Editions -- Slovenia )


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Trumpet City is a 60 minute live-installation of 40 or more trumpets performing outdoors in a public space, first commissioned and presented by the Prasidialdepartement and the Musikpodium of the City of Zurich, these two realization are from recordings at 51st Street, in Manhattan, New York and at Meeker Avenue between Lorimer and Leonard Streets, in Brooklyn, New York.

Physique (Sam Scranton / Neil Quigley): Curve Tote
Physique (Sam Scranton / Neil Quigley):
Curve Tote

(Amalgam -- USA )


Price: $6.00    




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Creating soundscapes from homemade instruments, Text-To-Speech, AI voices, lap steel guitar, found objects, field recording, &c., the duo of sound artists Sam Scranton from Chicago and Neil Quigley from Kilkenny, Ireland, present six unusually unfolding compositions of deceptively relaxed environments layered with mysterious elements and a sly sense of humor.

Pisaro-Liu, Michael : Two Scrolls From Western Australia
Pisaro-Liu, Michael :
Two Scrolls From Western Australia

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Composer Michael Pisaro-Liu asked guitarist Jameson Feakes and saxophonist Josten Myburgh to each select a location in Western Australia and make a set of field recordings at different times of day, providing the basis for a musical scroll akin to Chinese scroll paintings, each musician then a poetic character placed into the virtual landscape of their recordings.

Dilloway, Aaron / Jeph Jerman: Casual Collisions
Dilloway, Aaron / Jeph Jerman:
Casual Collisions

(White Centipede Noise / New Forces -- USA / EU )


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Originally released in 2013 on CDR, this meeting of sound artists Jeph Jerman and Aaron Dilloway show the skill, subtlety, and disruptive sonic skills of two innovators, using objects, damaged electronics, electronic loops and live acoustic sound to create large tapestries: 4 pieces that defy characterization through diverse approaches to impactful sound.

Jerman, Jeph: Flapndr
Jerman, Jeph:
Flapndr

(Input Error -- UK )


Price: $7.95    




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Sound Artist Jeph Jerman explored his Cottonwood, Arizona environment between 2019-2021 to capture the field recordings, windswept drones and close mic-ed minimal sounds that make up Flapndr, combining them in the studio to form complex and sometimes dense compositions that evolve and mutate in a fascinating hybrid of nature and noise.

Tsunoda, Toshiya: Landscape And Voice [VINYL]
Tsunoda, Toshiya:
Landscape And Voice [VINYL]

(Black Truffle -- Austria )


Price: $31.95    




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A truly unique set of compositions juxtaposing lush field recording with disruptive vocal repetitions, vowel sounds from six different speakers, creating disorienting moments that lull the listener into complacency and then startles them with unexpected interference, as the composer explores how he can establish a subjective relationship with natural environments.

Niblock, Phill: Ghosts And Others
Niblock, Phill:
Ghosts And Others

(Room40 -- Australia )


Price: $19.95    




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An engrossing set of compositions through field recordings captured around the globe, transitioning by passages of trains, trucks and cars and accompanied by unusual percussive elements and strange melodies, as Niblock invites us to a funeral procession, a collective farm, and untold other exotic and fascinating streets and unexpected environments.

Jerman / Barnes: Hiss Lift
Jerman / Barnes:
Hiss Lift

(Room40 -- Australia )


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Two extended sound collages and cut-ups from field recordings and percussion recorded during tours from 2014 to 2017, the title taken from a sign in one of the hotels that Jerman & Barnes stayed at, apt for the mix of punctuating locations, dissipating noise and unusual percussive passages, a fascinating journey that expands and contracts to make captivating stories.

Too Tall To Sing (Flin van Hemmen / Jozef Dumoulin): New Dance Moves
Too Tall To Sing (Flin van Hemmen / Jozef Dumoulin):
New Dance Moves

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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A collaboration recorded in New York City and Paris through the exchange and evolution of sound files between sound artists and instrumentalists, percussionist Flin van Hemmen and pianist Jozef Dumoulin, each using samples, field recordings, percussion, keyboards, voice and programming to create sound portraits of propulsive impetus and reflective evocation.

Corner, Philip: On Tape From The Judson Years
Corner, Philip:
On Tape From The Judson Years

(Alga Marghen -- Italy )


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Early tape collage works from Fluxus founder and member of the Experimental Media Foundation Philip Corner, five distinct pieces recorded and developed between 1962 to 1963 in New York's Lower East Side, including Lucinda Pastime" for a a dance piece by Lucinda Childs, and "Oracle, a Canata on Images of War" commissioned by the Living Theatre; includes a 16-page booklet.

Underriner, Chaz: Meditations
Underriner, Chaz:
Meditations

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Composer and sound artist Chaz Underriner composed these eight meditation in 2021 during residencies at the Atlantic Center for the Arts and the NYU Music Technology studios, recorded at Stetson University in Florida with an ensemble including four vocalists, cello, piano, percussion, electronics and field recordings; beautifully introspective and thought provoking works.

Kervinen, Jukka-Pekka : Across / Birds / Lines
Kervinen, Jukka-Pekka :
Across / Birds / Lines

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Five extended works of descriptive ambience from Finnish composer and musician Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, working with algorithmic and electronic manifestations over five pieces--four works "Across" and one "Across (Lines)"--based on environmental field recordings of birds and ambiance, structures that he morphs & reiterates to create different facets of a single outdoor space.

Gerard, Pierre: A Simple Eye
Gerard, Pierre:
A Simple Eye

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Putting less focus on the strings and more into sonic environments, French guitarist Pierre Gerard releases a set of eight abstract compositions for voice, guitar, cello, piano, violin, bass clarinet, electronics & field recordings, intended for random playing, employing silence and active sections to catch the passive or background listener off guard.

Houben, Eva-Maria : John Muir Trails
Houben, Eva-Maria :
John Muir Trails

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Four compositions depicting the John Muir Trails, a high-quality set of biking trails near Madison and Milwaukee two hours from Chicago, composed by Eva-Maria Houben and performed by the West Coast percussion duo DesoDuo of Katie Eikam and Kevin Good, portraying the trails through bowed cymbals, marimba & vibraphone along with field recordings from the outdoor ambiance.

Machinefabriek: Our Arms Grew Together (Music for a performance by Marta & Kim)
Machinefabriek:
Our Arms Grew Together (Music for a performance by Marta & Kim)

(Machinefabriek -- The Netherlands )


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Following his collaborations with choreographers & dancers Marta Alstadsaeter and Kim-Jomi Fischer resulting in the performances & albums As Much As It Is Worth and Engel, Rutger Zuydervelt composed this work for their dance/circus performance Our Arms Grew Together about romantic relationships, developed around recordings from the daily lives of Alstadsaeter and Fischer.

Teube : Teube [CASSETTE]
Teube :
Teube [CASSETTE]

(BeCoq -- France )


Price: $7.95    




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Strange environments of sound from the French trio of Simon Le Vigouroux on double bass, Cyril Noël on electronics and Thomas Coquelet on electronics, in two morphing works connected by name through each side of the cassette, expeditions guided by murky rythmic elements and mutated field recordings, surrounded by rich and darkly tinged sonic elements.

Novi_sad: &Kappa;&Epsilon;&Rho;&Alpha;&Upsilon;&Nu;&Omicron;&Sigma;
Novi_sad:
ΚΕΡΑΥΝΟΣ

(Raster Music -- Germany )


Price: $23.95    




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Using environmental sounds & field recordings from 5 continents--Oceania: Tarkine Rainforest; Asia: Okinawa; Europe: Ancient Olympia And Iceland; Africa: Uganda, Botswana & Namibia; America: Amazon Rainforest & Niagara Falls--sound artist Thanasis Kaproulias takes listeners on an incredible journey through sound from reflective to cathartic, from ominous danger to awe-inspired beauty.

McIntosh, Andrew: A Moonbeam Is Just A Filtered Sunbeam
McIntosh, Andrew:
A Moonbeam Is Just A Filtered Sunbeam

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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Intended to be played continuously without a break, composer and violinist Andrew McIntosh's long-form composition features field recordings of pine woods in his home state of California in performance with violin, viola, piano, wine glasses, slate and electronics, an ethereal work combining improvisation, open tunings, just intonation and sympathetic resonance.

Iddon, Martin: Sapindales
Iddon, Martin:
Sapindales

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $11.50    




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Four clarinet-based works in trio, duo and solo from UK composer and musicologist Martin Iddon, performed by Heather Roche on bass and contrabass clarinets, Juliet Fraser on voice for "Muses", Anton Lukoszevieze on cello and James Opstad on double bass; music with intricate, interweaving lines, the title piece a mesmerising work for multi-tracked clarinets and field recordings.

Dykstra, Jordan / Koen Nutters: In Better Shape Than You Found Me
Dykstra, Jordan / Koen Nutters:
In Better Shape Than You Found Me

(elsewhere -- USA )


Price: $12.00    




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The first album from the duo of American composer & violinist Jordan Dykstra and Dutch composer Koen Nutters, developed by exchanging material of ambient & spacious nature using slow chord development, field recordings, viola, pitch pipe, crotales, piano EBow and electronic programming, the resulting work diverse and constantly evolving through fascinating details.

Svobodni (Bennington / Hunger / Priest / Seyler): Mercenary Blues
Svobodni (Bennington / Hunger / Priest / Seyler):
Mercenary Blues

(ThatSwan! -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Thematic improvisations pairing synthetic sounds and effects with acoustic bass, sax and drums, recorded in the studio by the Chicago quartet of Jimmy Bennington on drums & percussion, Phil Hunger on synth, guitar & effects, Dvi Priest on acoustic bass & effects, Brian Seyler on tenor saxophone, augmented by field recording from a Syrian marketplace, Jackals and Hyenas.

 

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