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Vinyl Recordings


 
Cremaster / Komora A: split [7-inch VINYL] <i>[Used Item]</i> Cremaster / Komora A:
split [7-inch VINYL] [Used Item]

(Monotype -- Poland )

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A split 7" release between Cremaster (Alfredo Costa Monteiro (electronics) and Ferran Fages (feedback mixing board and electroacoustic devices); and the Komora A trio of Karol Koszniec (electronics), Dominik Kowalczyk (laptop) and Jakub Mikolajczyk (modular synth).

Eisenstadt, Harris / Mivos Quartet: Whatever Will Happen That Will Also Be [VINYL] <i>[Used Item]</i Eisenstadt, Harris / Mivos Quartet:
Whatever Will Happen That Will Also Be [VINYL] [Used Item]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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NY free jazz drummer and composer Harris Eisenstadt brings his talents to the compositional world with this four movement suite performed by the Mivos Quartet of Olivia De Prato, Josh Modney, Victor Lowrie and Mariel Roberts, a creative composition blending melodic and textural approaches to the strings in a bold rendering of Eisenstandt's work.

Fox, Danny: Wide Eyed [VINYL] <i>[Used Item]</i> Fox, Danny:
Wide Eyed [VINYL] [Used Item]

(Hot Cup Records -- USA )

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Pianist Danny Fox's trio with bassist Chris van Voorst van Beest and drummer Max Goldman in an album showing how the tight rapport this touring band has developed on the road, performing Fox's melodic and inventive compositions with a wealth of influences and style.

Hawkins, Chester: Natural Causes - Original Music For Pale Trees, A Film By Tim Ashby [VINYL] <i>[Us Hawkins, Chester:
Natural Causes - Original Music For Pale Trees, A Film By Tim Ashby [VINYL] [Used Item]

(Intangible Arts -- USA )

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Washington, DC based electronic experimenter Chester Hawkins (Blue Sausage Infant) was commissioned by director Tim Ashby to compose this work for the soundtrack to his feature-length film "Pale Trees", Hawkin's music illustrating the film's gradient of psychological colors from darkness, rage, and vengeance through a mix of kosmische drone in a Tangerine Dream vein.

Kahn, Jason: Songline [VINYL 2 LPs] <i>[Used Item]</i> Kahn, Jason:
Songline [VINYL 2 LPs] [Used Item]

(Editions -- Switzerland )

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Swiss improviser Jason Kahn continues his forays into vocal experimentation with this solo album, recorded in the rooms of a former Swisscom telephone relay station in Zurich, recorded in a single take, pushing himself over the edge in these unique vocal compositions that are stark examples of his creative and confrontational skills.

Liederkreis (Judith Berkson): Liederkreis [VINYL] <i>[Used Item]</i> Liederkreis (Judith Berkson):
Liederkreis [VINYL] [Used Item]

(B. Walter Recordings -- USA )

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NYC vocalist, composer and keyboardist Judith Berkson in the debut album for her one-woman band Liederkreis (translating to "song-cycle", a reference to Schumann), taking a sharp turn from previous work through experimental synth, voice and effects in unique and often aberrant ways.

Marhaug, Lasse: Void [7" VINYL] <i>[Used Item]</i> Marhaug, Lasse:
Void [7" VINYL] [Used Item]

(BeCoq -- France )

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Two dark works of sound creating a mysterious chasm of drones, pulsations, electronic stretches, and mysterious percussive engines, a strange pair of recordings that definitely fit the title of this 7" record from Norwegian sound experimenter Lasse Marhaug.

Mattin : Songbook #5 [VINYL] <i>[Used Item]</i> Mattin :
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(Disembraining Machine -- Australia )

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Mattin takes 5 spontaneous 5-minute songs from 5 musicians, and a 25 minute concert structured by 5 instructions based on those song titles, then records vocals for the 5 songs as a singing lecture, then superimposes all 3 to create the five 5-minutes songs on this album.

My Cat Is An Alien: Robert Opalio/Maurizio Opalio [VINYL] <i>[Used Item]</i> My Cat Is An Alien:
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(Important Records -- USA )

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

Treuheit, Klaus / Lou Grassi: Port of Call [VINYL] <i>[Used Item]</i> Treuheit, Klaus / Lou Grassi:
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(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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An informed set of creative iprovisations recorded in the studio and drawing clearly from the traditional jazz idiom between German pianist Klaus Treuheit and NY drummer Lou Grassi, performing original 4-part compositions including the "Misterioso", "L'espace Sonore", and "Lament # Pb".

Weston, G. Calvin: The Phoenix Orchestra - Dust and Ash [VINYL] Weston, G. Calvin:
The Phoenix Orchestra - Dust and Ash [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )

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An excellent example of modern fusion as drummer G. Calvin Weston (Ornette Coleman, James Blood Ulmer), also on pocket trumpet, joins the Phoenix Orchestra, a Philadelphia-based string & electric octet, for a funk driven album of spectacular playing with melodic force and compelling rhythm, showing shades of Cobham or Mahavishnu but with its feet fully in the present.

Vandermark, Ken / Nate Wooley: Deeply Discounted II  /  Sequences Of Snow [LP] Vandermark, Ken / Nate Wooley:
Deeply Discounted II / Sequences Of Snow [LP]

(Audiographic Records -- USA )

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The 3rd release from the duo of Chicago multi-reedist Ken Vandermark and NY trumpeter Nate Wooley, two long-form compositions written for the LP format and developed while touring North America during 2017; "Deeply Discounted II," is inspired by John Cage's "Cheap Imitation", while "Sequences of Snow," is dedicated to the experimental filmmaker & musician, Michael Snow.

Hawkins, Chester: K516156/91044  [33 1/3 7-inch VINYL] Hawkins, Chester:
K516156/91044 [33 1/3 7-inch VINYL]

(Intangible Arts -- USA )

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A 33 rpm 7" from Washington, DC sound artist Chester Hawkins, which "contains highly concentrated extracts" of two remixes of live recordings at Logan Fringe Arts Space and Red Onion Records, from his limited-edition USB release "Cops Need Serial Numbers"; mesmerizing and hypnotic electronics from a masterful performer and kosmiche explorer.

Vaernes, Kasper Skullerud / Andreas Wildhagen: Troposgrafien  [VINYL] Vaernes, Kasper Skullerud / Andreas Wildhagen:
Troposgrafien [VINYL]

(Nakama Records -- Norway )

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The long-running duo of Norwegian saxophonist Kasper Skullerud Vaernes and drummer Andreas Wildhagen, who also work together in Nakama's KNYST! trio with bassist and Nakama founder Christian Meaas Svendsen, and the Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit, in an album of five freely improvised dialogs of great technical skill, intent listening and exchange, and dynamic energy.

Lingens, Hannes: Pieces For Percussion [VINYL] Lingens, Hannes:
Pieces For Percussion [VINYL]

(Umlaut Records -- Sweden / France / Germany )

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Compositions for percussion from Berlin drummer and accordionist Hannes Lingens (Musaeum Clausum, Antoine Beuger, Lucio Capece, &c), composed over six years, each using a restricted set of materials, instrument or instrument type, Lingens performing solo, and as a duo and quartet using overdubs, employing microphone techniques for detail and ambiance.

Beger, Albert Quartet: The Gate [VINYL] Beger, Albert Quartet:
The Gate [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Poland )

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Israeli saxophonist Albert Beger's Quartet with Milton Michaeli on piano, Shay Hazan on bass, and Ofer Bymel on drums, the leader also on Shakuhachi, in a studio set of Beger compositions, drawing on his work with William Parker and Hamid Drake in six recordings that balance structure and freedom in soloing, a fine album of modern creative jazz.

Elggren, Leif : Motor For An Unknown Vehicle (Opening Of The Grave) [VINYL] Elggren, Leif :
Motor For An Unknown Vehicle (Opening Of The Grave) [VINYL]

(Fragment Factory -- Germany )

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Swedish conceptual artist Leif Elggren developed this second album in his trilogy using "The Motor", a soundwork that he's built over many years from basic fragments of sound used in installations and performances, aggregated here in an expanded form as a continuous drone, harsh on the surface but complex in its layers and sonic collisions.

Perkin, Miles Quartet (Perkins / Arthurs / Delbecq / Black): The Point In Question [VINYL w/ DOWNLOA Perkin, Miles Quartet (Perkins / Arthurs / Delbecq / Black):
The Point In Question [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD CODE]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Berlin-based Canadian double bassist and composer Miles Perkin (Lauzier/Perkin/Kuster, Benoit Delbecq 3, Glue) writes for his own quartet with pianist Delbecq, drummer Jim Black and trumpeter Tom Arthurs, presenting seven compositions leaving room for superb free soloing from all four in an accomplished album of an optimistic and lyrical intent.

Ali / Bordreuil / Mattrey : I Used To Sing So Lyrical [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Ali / Bordreuil / Mattrey :
I Used To Sing So Lyrical [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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The debut recording of New York double bassist Sean Ali's improvising string trio with violist Joanna Mattrey and cellist Leila Bordreuil, having worked together since 2015, each brings impressive technique and a somewhat twisted approach to their strings in a diverse set of extended improvisation from pensive and spacious to formidable density.

CARL (Damon Smith / Daniel Kamins /  Andrew Durham): Solid Bottom [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] CARL (Damon Smith / Daniel Kamins / Andrew Durham):
Solid Bottom [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Two basses and a lower-end saxophone from the trio of Damon Smith on double bass, Andrew Durham on electric bass, and Danny Kamins on baritone sax, Durham also adding effects and "Radio Manipulation" to their deep sound, Durham & Kamins the core of CARL with Damon Smith adding extra underpinnings to their slowly developing, sometimes pensive, sometimes cantankerous, profound improvisation.

Charles, Xavier / Eric Normand : Avis Aux Reacteurs Charles, Xavier / Eric Normand :
Avis Aux Reacteurs

(Inexhaustible Editions -- Slovenia )

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Recorded live at Silence Sounds in Guelph Canada, the duo of Xavier Charles on clarinet and Eric Normand on electric bass & objects eschew idiom in favor of their unique natural language on their instruments, applying patient development of truly idiosyncratic and fascinating command through a single extended work punctuated in seven diverse passages.

Killick: Stay-At-Home Monk [VINYL] Killick:
Stay-At-Home Monk [VINYL]

(H(i)nds(i)ght -- USA )

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Varying the instrument and proportions of acoustic or electric presentation straddling the foreground/background dynamic for each track, Appalachian Trance Metal guitarist Killick presents his first vinyl LP to extend his vast CD discography; a worthy and curious album of solo guitar, acoustic and electroacoustic work that belongs in any guitar enthusiast's collection.

Ballister: Low Level Stink [VINYL & DVD] <i>[Used Item]</i> Ballister:
Low Level Stink [VINYL & DVD] [Used Item]

(Dropa Disc -- Belgium )

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One of the super-groups of free improvisation, colliding elements of jazz, rock, ea-improv and beyond, the Ballister trio of Chicago stalwarts Dave Rempis (sax) and Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello) are captured live at the Oorstof concert series in De Studio, Antwerp, presenting the concert in a limited, combined vinyl LP and DVD release.

Fujiwara, Tomas : Triple Double [VINYL 2 LPs] Fujiwara, Tomas :
Triple Double [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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Drummer Tomas Fujiwara's sextet is actually two trios interacting, with fellow drummer Gerald Cleaver, both Mary Halvorson and Brandon Seabrook on guitar, and Taylor Ho Bynum on cornet and Ralph Alessi on trumpet, the pairings forming unisons and contrasts that add an unrestrained sense of enthusiasm and excitement to Fujiwara's sophisticated compositions.

Chadbourne, Eugene: Solo Guitar Volume 3-1/3 [VINYL] Chadbourne, Eugene:
Solo Guitar Volume 3-1/3 [VINYL]

(Feeding Tube Records -- USA )

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The third of four volumes in Feeding Tube's series of solo albums from guitarist Eugene Chadbourne documents recordings made in Calgary, Canada in the 70s while he waited out Vietnam & Nixon; Chadbourne programmed this volume to reveal material never heard before, improvised in a creative period of playing influenced by jazz, country, folk, blues and free experimental styles.

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. 1 [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )

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Multi-instrumentalist Daniel Carter's Telepathic Band with Patrick Holmes (clarinet), Matthew Putman (keyboards), Hilliard Greene (bass) and Federico Ughi (drums) present their first volume of "psych-jazz", in actively mesmerizing music that explores the border between the "default world" and the "dream world", a meditation on electricity through profound playing.

Carter, Daniel / Stelios Mihas / Irma Nejando / Federico Ughi: Radical Invisibility [VINYL] Carter, Daniel / Stelios Mihas / Irma Nejando / Federico Ughi:
Radical Invisibility [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )

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Debut of this group named by NY multi-instrumentalist Daniel Carter, with Stelios Mihas on guitar, Federico Ughi on drums, and (mysterious) Irma Nejando on bass, presenting this studio album of free, well-matched and interactive collective improvisations of acoustic and electric instrumentation, each track dedicated to artists who inspired the members of the quartet.

Kid Millions / Sarah Bernstein: Broken Fall (VINYL) Kid Millions / Sarah Bernstein:
Broken Fall (VINYL)

(577 Records -- USA )

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Pulling inspiration from disparate influences such as early liturgical music, Ornette Coleman, Laurie Anderson, Yoko Ono, Milford Graves, and composers Morton Feldman and Lou Harrison, Kid Millions and Sarah Bernstein create a cyclical form of spontaneous thematic music through powerful electronics, wild vocalizations, and unrelenting drum textures.

Musson, Rachel / Pat Thomas / Mark Sanders: Shifa: Live at Cafe Oto [VINYL + DOWNLOAD] Musson, Rachel / Pat Thomas / Mark Sanders:
Shifa: Live at Cafe Oto [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(577 Records -- USA )

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"Shifa", or "Healing", is the London-based trio of saxophonist Rachel Musson, pianist Pat Thomas, and drummer Mark Sanders, here in a live concert at Cafe Oto in 2018 of two collective improvisations of arching sax lines, rolling and potent drumming, powerful block chords and intricate lines, from dark to joyful moments, an intoxicating tonic for the ears.

McKenzie II, Donald Sturge Anthony (feat. Nels Cline / Arnold Lee / Melvin Gibbs / David Hofstra / V McKenzie II, Donald Sturge Anthony (feat. Nels Cline / Arnold Lee / Melvin Gibbs / David Hofstra / Vernon Reid / CX Kidtronik):
Silenced [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )

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A six track album from drummer Donald Sturge Anthony McKenzie II written about the abuse of force from those charged to protect us, in a series of duos with amazing performances from guitarist Nels Cline, saxophonist Arnold Lee, bassist Melvin Gibbs, bassist Dave Hofstra, guitarist Vernon Reid, and drummer/keyboardist CX KIDTRONIX; disturbing and important work.

Alcorn, Susan / Joe McPhee / Ken Vandermark: Invitation To A Dream Alcorn, Susan / Joe McPhee / Ken Vandermark:
Invitation To A Dream

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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An excellent album of informed free improvisation in the debut of this masterful trio of legendary musicians spread across the US--Joe McPhee on soprano sax & pocket trumpet [NY], Ken Vandermark on tenor sax & clarinet [Chicago], and Susan Alcorn on pedal steel guitar [Texas], a profound album from assertive to introspective playing in seven captivating collective improvisations.

London Experimental Ensemble: Child Ballads [VINYL] London Experimental Ensemble:
Child Ballads [VINYL]

(Split Rock Records -- USA )

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Drawn from 305 traditional ballads from England and Scotland alongside their American variants, anthologised by Francis James Child during the second half of the nineteenth century, are here sung by Ed Pettersen in the fascinating intersection of traditional lyrics and experimental interpretations of melodies, performed by the 11-piece London Experimental Ensemble.

Baars, Ab & Terrie Ex: Shifting Sands [VINYL] Baars, Ab & Terrie Ex:
Shifting Sands [VINYL]

(Terp Records -- Netherlands )

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Dutch saxophonist Ab Baars and guitarist Terrie Ex last recorded together in 2000 for their "Hef" album, reuniting in 2015 in Amsterdam for this well-rounded and exhilarating duo album, with Ex on electric guitar and Baars on tenor and soprano saxophones, clarinet and shakuhachi, demonstrating both player's growth and continued joy in improvisation.

Boneshaker: Thinking Out Loud [VINYL] Boneshaker:
Thinking Out Loud [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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The third album from this international trio of powerful improvisers--Norwegian drummer/percussionist Paal Nilssen-Love, Chicago bassist Kent Kessler, and Chicago/NY saxophonist Mars William-- in four odysseys that take the listener from introspective playing to out and out blowing, using technique to serve their incredible dialog.

Daniel, Ted with Henry Grimes / Michael Marcus: Duology [VINYL] Daniel, Ted with Henry Grimes / Michael Marcus:
Duology [VINYL]

(Ujamaa Records -- USA )

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Legendary New York trumpeter Ted Daniel, whose skills were honed in the 70s Loft Scene, in his 4th Duology album with the trio of Michael Marcus on clarinets and Henry Grimes on bass and violin, the leader also performing on French hunting horn, an album of varied mood and intensity that sits firmly in the free jazz legacy of daring harmonies and melodies.

Ferrandini, Gabriel (w/ Faustino / Sousa): Volupias [VINYL] Ferrandini, Gabriel (w/ Faustino / Sousa):
Volupias [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Turning to one third of his more familiar Red Trio setting, percussionist/drummer Gabriel Ferrandini enlists bassist Hernani Faustino and tenor saxophonist Pedro Sousa (Sousa/Berthling/Ferrandini, PeterGabriel Duo) to perform 9 Ferrandini compositions named after streets in Lisbon leading from Ferrandini's house to his studio and then to ZDB.

Roadworks (Gallio / Streuli): As If You Were Here / Glassware [2 LPS + CD + DOWNLOAD] Roadworks (Gallio / Streuli):
As If You Were Here / Glassware [2 LPS + CD + DOWNLOAD]

(Percaso -- Switzerland )

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A deluxe 2 album release: "Glassware" on CD was composed by Swiss saxophonist Christoph Gallio for a commission by the Art Council Of The Canton Aargau, performed with Raphael Loher (piano), Ernst Thoma (synth), Dominique Girod (bass), and Nicolas Stocker (drums); then reworked into something creatively experimental in the 2 LP "As If You Were Here"; engaging and spellbinding!

Judge Schreber's Avian Choir: Bleed [VINYL] Judge Schreber's Avian Choir:
Bleed [VINYL]

(Cort -- USA )

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Saxophonist and composer Crowmeat Bob's ensemble, Judge Schreber's Avian Choir, is a project name he's used to present his large ensemble pieces involving composition, improvisation, and conduction, here in a conducted collaboration with 15 bowed string players, a heavy metal rhythm section and Bob's own overdubs on reeds and guitar.

Bynum, Taylor Ho 9-tette: The Ambiguity Manifesto [VINYL 2 LPs] Bynum, Taylor Ho 9-tette:
The Ambiguity Manifesto [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )

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Grown from a sextet to this 9-tette, cornetist/composer Taylor Ho Bynum's ensemble brings together some of the finest improvisers from the Boston and New York scenes for compositions that merge orchestration and allow flexibility in interpretation, as heard in these 7 lyrical pieces, the last 3 turning the first 3 on their heads in reworked, expanded versions.

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

(Honest Jons Records -- UK )

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

Oram, Daphne / Vera Gray: Listen Move & Dance [VINYL] Oram, Daphne / Vera Gray:
Listen Move & Dance [VINYL]

(Fantome Phonographique -- Italy )

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Daphne Oram & Vera Gray's "Listen Move & Dance" series of BBC programs were devised as a radical new technique to help British schoolchildren learn how to dance, Gray's sections arranging short adaptations of classical pieces by Bartok, Stravinsky, Shostakovich, contrasted with Oram's electronic section, adding a sci-fi/Dr. Who element for the more imaginative children...

Attias, Michael : Echos La Nuit Attias, Michael :
Echos La Nuit

(Out Of Your Head Records -- USA )

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A beautiful solo set of 12 improvisations, Michael Attias performing on alto sax with his left hand and piano with his right, captured in the natural reverberation of La Maison en Bois in Abeville-La-Riviere, France; surprisingly his 1st solo album, developed over 12 years yet played in under an hour with no retakes, a wonderful nuanced reflection in tone, melody & color.

Durand, Werner : Schwingende Luftsaulen 2 Durand, Werner :
Schwingende Luftsaulen 2

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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A beautifully hypnotic album of saxophone, accompanied by Pan-Ney, Shruti Box and Organ, recorded in overdubs by composer/wind player Werner Durand in this 2nd chapter of his trilogy focused on the Pan-Ney, a self-built instrument for repetitive foundations, as Durand draws on elements of nature, mythology, dance, religion, literature and folklore.

Fisher, Colin Quartet: Living Midnight [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Fisher, Colin Quartet:
Living Midnight [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Toronto-area saxophonist Colin Fisher, best known for his group I Have Eaten The City, with his collective quartet of NY players Daniel Carter on tenor, alto & soprano saxophones + clarinet & flute, Brandon Lopez on upright bass, and Marc Edwards on drums & percussion, for three extended and exploratory improvisations of exemplary creative insight.

Fraser, Nick / Kris Davis / Tony Malaby (with Laubrock & Allemano): Zoning [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Fraser, Nick / Kris Davis / Tony Malaby (with Laubrock & Allemano):
Zoning [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Recording in Toronto, the core trio of drummer Nick Fraser, saxophonist Tony Malaby and pianist Kris Davis are joined on four tracks by tenor saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and trumpeter Lina Allemano, in an album of composed and collective improvisation, merging Toronto, NY and European influences in an accomplished album of diverse approaches and orchestrations.

Lawler, R Keenan / John Krausbauer: Spectre Of Radiants Lawler, R Keenan / John Krausbauer:
Spectre Of Radiants

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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An extended and rich confluence of strings from R Keenan Lawler and John Krausbauer, using resonator guitar and banjo, sustained tones that intertwine in a beautiful and optimistic drone, minimalistic yet drenched in a profusion of harmonic detail; a beautiful and elusive dream mixing between an Indian raga and an alien electronic environment.

Livebatts! Livebatts!:

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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Recorded in the mid-90s, Livebatts! was a project of John White (Cornelius Cardew, Scratch Orchestra) developed to exploit "toy" keyboards of the 80s--cheap battery-driven instruments that hold tremendous potential for "serious" music-making--used here in a playful quartet with vocalist MJ Coldiron, Andrea Rocca (guitar & samples) and Nancy Ruffer (electrified flute).

McAuley, Jim / Scot Ray: Second Earth McAuley, Jim / Scot Ray:
Second Earth

(Long Song Records -- Italy )

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An excellent first meeting of two guitarists recording on a February afternoon and released in the sequence recorded with no edits or changes, from Jim McAuley on guitar and Scot Ray on lap steel slide guitar with effects, an innately lyrical blending of styles masking the strong technical skills and long histories of these two superlative players.

Nealand, Aurora / Steve Marquette / Anton Hatwich / Paul Thibodeaux: Kobra Quartet  [CASSETTE w/ DOW Nealand, Aurora / Steve Marquette / Anton Hatwich / Paul Thibodeaux:
Kobra Quartet [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Quietly lurking as it prepares to attack, this Kobra is the free improvising quaret of Aurora Nealand on accordion, alto saxophone, voice & objects, Steve Marquette on acoustic & electric guitars, Anton Hatwich on bass, and Paul Thibodeaux on drums, captured live at Chicago's Hungry Brain during the Instigation Festival for a mysterious 2-part "New Omens" and some "Telly Attire".

Sharp, Elliott / Sergio Sorrentino: Spilla' Sharp, Elliott / Sergio Sorrentino:
Spilla'

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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'Spilla' means 'to play' in the language of Neapolitan musicians, and playing here are NY guitarist and composer Elliott Sharp and Italian guitarist Sergio Sorrentino, presenting world premier recordings of 4 works recorded live in Vercelli, Italy: two improvisations and two graphic scores performed on electric guitar with incredible technique and passion.

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

(BeCoq -- France )

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

Toys'R Noise: Manivole [VINYL] Toys'R Noise:
Manivole [VINYL]

(BeCoq -- France )

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Using toys and handmade instruments alongside guitar, bass, synths, plundered recordings and electronics, the French Toys'R'Noise trio are a live performing group that borrows from electro-beat rock forms with overtones of IDM/ambient forms, building extended sections and then amusing with quick-witted sections that bridge a clear love of the music.

Bonne Humeur Provisoire: Marek [VINYL] Bonne Humeur Provisoire:
Marek [VINYL]

(BeCoq -- France )

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A very odd album of experimental rock and mutilated folk forms that they refer to as "A sort of traditional music from a later country in a less faraway time", from French percussionist Bertrand Fraysse with vocalist Miha, using repetition and simple forms that build to strangely dense electronic environments, with a clear DIY and peculiar attitude; great fun!

Torba (Mauro Diciocia): Musique Inconcrete [VINYL] Torba (Mauro Diciocia):
Musique Inconcrete [VINYL]

(Fragment Factory -- Germany )

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Italian sound artist Mauro Diciocia presents the second installment in a trilogy of related recordings, informally named "Le Musiche", using field recordings from a variety of settings mostly around Salento in southern Italy, organizing his recordings to create auditory sketches in sound, telling abstract yet compelling stories that envelop the listener.

Thomas, Pat / Dominic Lash / Tony Orrell: BleySchool [VINYL] Thomas, Pat / Dominic Lash / Tony Orrell:
BleySchool [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )

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Referencing the deceptively simple and memorable melodies of pianist Paul Bley, the trio of Pat Thomas on piano, Dominic Lash on double bass, and Tony Orrell on drums & percussion pay homage to the late pianist through his own work, plus compositions from Cara Bley, Ornette Coleman, Duke Ellington, and one collective improvisation; a sensitive and lyrical modern jazz album.

exclusiveOr (Peter Evans / Wooley / Muncy / Olencki / Karre / Cimini / Young / Snyder / Pluta): Modu exclusiveOr (Peter Evans / Wooley / Muncy / Olencki / Karre / Cimini / Young / Snyder / Pluta):
Modules [VINYL]

(Carrier Records -- USA )

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The NY electronics duo exclusiveOr (Sam Pluta and Jeff Synder) join forces with the International Contemporary Ensemble and Architeuthis Walks on Land (Katherine Young and Amy Cimini) for this tour-de-force ensemble work, combining composed forms, electro-acoustic improvisation, noise, and lush harmonies, in a fascinatingly detailed album of creative musicianship.

Gorilla Mask: Brain Drain [VINYL] Gorilla Mask:
Brain Drain [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The 4th album from German saxophonist Peter Van Huffel's Gorilla Mask, the 3rd on Clean Feed, is another powerful blending of jazz and rock forms in restless and profoundly determined music, energetic but intelligently structured, with great riffs and melodic grooves from Roland Fidezius (electric bass) and Rudi Fischerlehner (drums and percussion).

Kalman, Egil / Fredrik Rasten: Weaving a Fabric of Winds [VINYL] Kalman, Egil / Fredrik Rasten:
Weaving a Fabric of Winds [VINYL]

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Swedish bass player Egil Kalman, here on modular syntheizer, joins Norwegian guitarist Fredrik Rasten, for a lovely album of drifting electronics and beautifully entwining acoustic guitar, unhurriedly developing environments of warm, slowly evolving chord structures that show influences from players like Catherine Lamb or the Wandelweiser collective.

Radical Empathy Trio: Reality and Other Imaginary Places [VINYL] Radical Empathy Trio:
Reality and Other Imaginary Places [VINYL]

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

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Recorded during Thollem's 2017 residency at Brooklyn's multi-discipline center Pioneer Works, the trio of Nels Cline on electric guitar and Michael Wimberly on drums apply treatments, alterations and processes to acoustic-electro improv, their unusual approach often inviting the listener to discover organization under a wonderful commotion of sound.

Banabila, Michel: Movements (music for dance) [VINYL 2 LPs + DOWNLOAD] Banabila, Michel:
Movements (music for dance) [VINYL 2 LPs + DOWNLOAD]

(Tapu Records -- Netherlands )

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Electroacoustic composer Michel Banabila compiles his dynamic works for dance & movement in this beautifully pressed limited double LP, presenting two 2019 works--'Dragonfly II' for "A Trace of Inevitability" (Yin Yue - Pennsylvania Ballet), and "Illicit Acquirement" for "Enough" (Patrick O"Brien - CUNY Dance Initiative)--and six prior pieces featuring his work with Conny Janssen Danst & Annabelle Lopez Ochoa.

Bones (Ziv Taubenfeld / Shay Hazan / Nir Sabag): Reptiles [VINYL] Bones (Ziv Taubenfeld / Shay Hazan / Nir Sabag):
Reptiles [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Amsterdam-based bass clarinetist Ziv Taubenfeld leads the Bones trio, performing Taubenfeld's compositions, with double bassist Shay Hazan and drummer Nir Sabag, three friends since their youth, as their improvisation emphasizes lower tones through slowly slinking, saurian improvisation that bridges tonal work and energetic scrabbling.

Bradford, Bobby / Frode Gjerstad / Kent Carter / John Stevens: Blue Cat [VINYL] Bradford, Bobby / Frode Gjerstad / Kent Carter / John Stevens:
Blue Cat [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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The 2nd in NoBusiness' archive series of the Norwegian Detail collective, here with Frode Gjerstad on alto sax, Bobby Bradford on cornet, Kent Carter on bass, and John Stevens on drums, captured live in London in 1991 during a UK record, in a 3-part work of informed free-jazz and free playing, exciting music with complex, swinging subtlety.

Coleman, Anthony: Catenary Oath [VINYL] Coleman, Anthony:
Catenary Oath [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Downtown NY cornerstone pianist Anthony Coleman is heard in a solo album of Coleman originals including a piece dedicated to Roscoe Mitchell, plus one piece each by Billy Strayhorn, John Klenner, and Ellington/George/Hodges/James, all beautifully captured at Boston's Jordan Hall as Coleman reveals his unique logic and inventive approach to solo performance.

Satoh, Masahiko / Sabu Toyozumi: The Aiki [VINYL] Satoh, Masahiko / Sabu Toyozumi:
The Aiki [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )

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Working together often over decades, free improvising drummer Sabu Toyozumi and composer/improvising pianist Masahiko Satoh are heard here in a 1997 duo concert at C S Aka-Renga, in Yamaguchi City, Japan, for an engaging concert of energetic interaction, emphasizing Satoh's percussive approach to the keys and Sabu's inherent melodicism in his approach to drumming.

Company: Trios [VINYL 2 LPs] Company:
Trios [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Honest Jons Records -- UK )

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Nine improvisers--Joelle Leandre, J.D.Parran, Ernst Reyseger, Hugh Davies, Jamie Muir, Peter Brotzmann, Evan Parker, Vinko Globokar, & John Corbett--joined Derek Bailey for this 1983 Company week, recording at the I.C.A. in London over 4 days in 1983, mostly performing in trio configurations, with one duo between Bailey & Reijseger, and a final ensemble with all 9 players.

Krokofant w/ Stale Storlokken / Ingebrigt Haker Flaten: Q [VINYL LP + CD] Krokofant w/ Stale Storlokken / Ingebrigt Haker Flaten:
Q [VINYL LP + CD]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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Bassist Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten (The Thing) and Stale Storlokken (Elephant9, Supersilent, Terje Rypdal) join the Nordic Krokofant trio of Axel Skalstad on drums, vibraphone, Tom Hasslan on guitar, and Jorgen Mathisen on saxophone, presenting the band's 3rd album, performing the 4-part work "Q", an intense and sophisticated album of complex and passionate instrumental rock.

McPhee / Reid / Lopez / Nilssen-Love / Rempis: Of Things Beyond Thule Volume 1 [VINYL + DOWNLOAD] McPhee / Reid / Lopez / Nilssen-Love / Rempis:
Of Things Beyond Thule Volume 1 [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(Aerophonic -- USA )

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Already planning a duo concert at Chicago's Hungry Brain between saxophonist Dave Rempis and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love as part of their Transmission Series, the duo expanded to a trio with the inclusion of visiting cellist Tomeka Reid, and then to a quintet by adding New York legend Joe McPhee on trumpet & sax, and NY bassist Brandon Lopez, recording this masterful, limited album.

Tim Barnes: DEAD-LOOP [VINYL] Tim Barnes:
DEAD-LOOP [VINYL]

(Amish Records -- USA )

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Percussionist, Quakebasket label leader, and experimental sound artist Tim Barnes both subverts and respect the forms of electronica by turning it on its side, extracting unusual rhythms and structures from rhythmic elements and samples, at times following conventional direction and then breaking off into Barne's instinctive drive for abstraction and diversion.

Archetti, Luigi / Bo Wiget: Weltformat [VINYL 2 LPs] Archetti, Luigi / Bo Wiget:
Weltformat [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Die Schachtel -- Italy )

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"Weltformat" translates to "world-class", an apt description of the 20 year collaboration between sound explorers, improvisers and rock legends Bo Wiget and Luigi Archetti, heard in this diverse album of soundscapes and sonic intersections, with Archetti on guitar, mandolin, & electronics, and Wiget on cello, electronics, & vocals, fascinating their listener in shades of dark and light.

La Casa, Eric: L'inspir du Rivage part 2&3  [VINYL 7-inch] La Casa, Eric:
L'inspir du Rivage part 2&3 [VINYL 7-inch]

(Povertech / Joe Colley -- USA )

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First stock of this 1999 7" from French sound artist Eric La Casa created as part of Joe Colley's "Explorer" series, the title translating to "the shore breathing" where each composition develops from field recordings of water, the first part more naturalist and adhering to the initial recordings, the second using sound processing to create something unique and mesmerizing.

Karkhana: Bitter Balls [VINYL] Karkhana:
Bitter Balls [VINYL]

(Unrock -- Netherlands )

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LP-only, no 7" single. The second full-length album from Karkhana, a septet featuring members of Dwarfs Of East Agouza, A "Trio", Konstrukt, Chicago Tentet, Land of Kush, among others in four compositions of "crystal clear and deep, dark, distorted unrock compositions" in both electric and acoustic instrumentation, an international genre-crossing album.

Musica Elettronica Viva: United Patchwork [VINYL 2 LPs] Musica Elettronica Viva:
United Patchwork [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Alternative Fox -- UK )

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A reissue of Musica Elettronica Viva's innovative 1978 open-structured album of free improvisation, United Patchwork, with the core performers of Frederic Rzewski on piano & electric piano, Richard Teitelbaum on synthesizer & conch shells, Alvin Curran on synthesizer & keys, plus Karl Berger on keys & vibraphone, Garrett List on trombone, and Steve Lacy on soprano sax.

Chadbourne, Eugene: Solo Guitar Volume 4-1/3 [VINYL] Chadbourne, Eugene:
Solo Guitar Volume 4-1/3 [VINYL]

(Feeding Tube Records -- USA )

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The final volume in the 4-LP set of Eugene Chadbourne's solo guitar recordings made while living in Calgary, Canada during the 70s, this 4th volume presenting four extended pieces blurring improvisation and experimental approaches to the instrument, alongside unusual percussive and sound devices, a quirky and technically amazing period of Doc Chad's incredible career.

Dafeldecker, Werner: Parallel Darks [VINYL] Dafeldecker, Werner:
Parallel Darks [VINYL]

(Room40 -- Australia )

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Viennese-born, Berlin-based electro-acoustic composer Werner Dafeldecker (Polwechsel, Fennesz, &c) creates an intense and beautiful musique concrete and acousmatic journey in two parts, examining "perspective, extreme subjectivity and the specters that haunt our auditory worlds" through mysterious sound and enveloping sonic construction, a profound and riveting work.

Skeleton Crew (Frith / Cora): Learn to Talk [VINYL] Skeleton Crew (Frith / Cora):
Learn to Talk [VINYL]

(ReR Vinyl -- Italy )

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Reissuing the first of two albums from the NY collaboration of guitarist Fred Frith and cellist Tom Cora, both providing vocals, percussion, violin, & bass, in a classic example of Downtown NY genre-merging of improvisation and rock with a vicious edge, in smart songs and even smarter instrumental sections, an insanely inventive and intelligent album as vital now as it was then.



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