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Bruire (Michel F. Cote / Jean Derome / Robert Marcel Lepage / Rene Lussier / Ikue Mori / Claude St-J
Bruire (Michel F. Cote / Jean Derome / Robert Marcel Lepage / Rene Lussier / Ikue Mori / Claude St-Jean / Jerry Snell):
Les Fleurs De Leo

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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Thirteen new compositions by Michel F Cote that are tightly linked together by a poetic text, with Jean Derome, Diane Labrosse, Claude Lamothe, Robert Marcel Lepage, Rene Lussier, Ikue Mori, and Claude St-Jean.

Death Ambient (Kato Hideki / Ikue Mori / Fred Frith): Death Ambient
Death Ambient (Kato Hideki / Ikue Mori / Fred Frith):
Death Ambient

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $14.45    




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Electric Masada: At The Mountains Of Madness
Electric Masada:
At The Mountains Of Madness

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $15.50    




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Electric Masada: 50Th Birthday Celebration - Volume Four
Electric Masada:
50Th Birthday Celebration - Volume Four

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Hemophiliac: 50Th Birthday Celebration - Volume 6
Hemophiliac:
50Th Birthday Celebration - Volume 6

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Labrosse, Diane  / Ikue Mori / Martin Tetreault: Ile bizarre
Labrosse, Diane / Ikue Mori / Martin Tetreault:
Ile bizarre

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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Using a minimal mixture of electronic and sound material, Ikue Mori, Martin Tetreault, and Diane Labrosse collage raw noises and spatial elements into elaborate sound clusters.

Lee, Okkyung: Nimh
Lee, Okkyung:
Nimh

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Lee, Okkyung: Noisy Love Songs
Lee, Okkyung:
Noisy Love Songs

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Cellist and Downtown NY mainstay Okkyung Lee in an album of intimate chamber pieces that combine written music with noise improvisation, for an ensemble including Ikue Mori, Peter Evans, Craig Taborn, &c.

Lytton / Wooley + Ikue Mori and Ken Vandermark: The Nows [2 CDs]
Lytton / Wooley + Ikue Mori and Ken Vandermark:
The Nows [2 CDs]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Nate Wooley and Paul Lytton continue their collaborations, extending their new duo recordings with live tracks from The Stone in NYC with Ikue Mori, and at Chicago's Hideout with Ken Vandermark.

Maybe Monday: Unsquare
Maybe Monday:
Unsquare

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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The adaptive improvising/electro-acoustic trio of Maybe Monday in their 3rd release with guests Gerry Hemingway, Carla Kihlstedt, Ikue Mori, and Zeena Parkins.

Mori, Ikue: Bhima Swarga-The Journey of the Soul From Hell to Heaven [DVD]
Mori, Ikue:
Bhima Swarga-The Journey of the Soul From Hell to Heaven [DVD]

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $22.95    




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Mori, Ikue: Class Insecta
Mori, Ikue:
Class Insecta

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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One of the pioneers of laptop electronics, Mori here features her idiosyncratic take on contemporary dance rhythms and electronica in instrumental tracks and an animated video.

Mori, Ikue: Hex Kitchen
Mori, Ikue:
Hex Kitchen

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $14.45    




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Mori, Ikue: Labyrinth
Mori, Ikue:
Labyrinth

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Mori, Ikue: Light In The Shadow
Mori, Ikue:
Light In The Shadow

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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A beautifully paced and uniquely voiced album of electronic soundscapes from luminary New York performer Ikue Mori, 10 works including a realization of Izumi Kyoka's story "Koya Hijuri", 3 pieces for Mozu birds, the 2-part "Pomegranate Seeds", and one of Zorn's Masada compositions.

Mori, Ikue: Myrninerest
Mori, Ikue:
Myrninerest

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Mori, Ikue: One Hundred Aspects Of The Moon
Mori, Ikue:
One Hundred Aspects Of The Moon

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Ikue Mori/Mark Nauseef/Evan Parker/ Bill Laswell: Near Nadir
Ikue Mori/Mark Nauseef/Evan Parker/ Bill Laswell:
Near Nadir

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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An historic meeting of four legendary improvisers, recording at Evan Parker's favorite Whistable church, and in New York City; mindblowing electro-acoustic improvisation.

Parkins, Zeena: Double Dupe Down
Parkins, Zeena:
Double Dupe Down

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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A compilation of Downtown NY harpist, keyboardist and composer Zeena Parkins' work for film, featuring many of the NY mainstays: Shelley Hirsch, Christian Marclay, Ikue Mori, Okkyung Lee, James Pugliese, David Watson, &c. &c.

Phantom Orchard Orchestra: Through The Looking Glass
Phantom Orchard Orchestra:
Through The Looking Glass

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Expanding their duo into a sextet with the addition of strings (Sara Parkins, Maggie Parkins), piano (Sylvie Courvoisier) and voice (Maja Solveig Kjestrup Ratkje), Ikue Mori and Zeena Parkins have created a compelling and varied soundscape inspired by fairy stories the world over.

Phantom Orchard Orchestra: Trouble In Paradise
Phantom Orchard Orchestra:
Trouble In Paradise

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Phantom Orchard, the duo of Zeena Parkins and Ikue Mori, is expanded with 5 performers representing some of the most exciting women in modern creative experimental music, releasing a surprising, riveting, and amazing album.

Zorn, John: Femina
Zorn, John:
Femina

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $17.95    




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A beautifully packaged work performed by Sylvie Courvoisier, Iku Mori, Laurie Anderson, Jennifer Choi, Carol Emanuel & Shayna Dunkelman in Zorn's tribute to women in the Arts.

Zorn, John: Filmworks Vii - Cynical Hysterie Hour
Zorn, John:
Filmworks Vii - Cynical Hysterie Hour

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Zorn, John: Filmworks Xvi - Workingman's Death
Zorn, John:
Filmworks Xvi - Workingman's Death

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Zorn, John; Frisell, Bill; Gnostic Trio: In Lambeth - Visions From The Walled Garden Of William Blak
Zorn, John; Frisell, Bill; Gnostic Trio:
In Lambeth - Visions From The Walled Garden Of William Blake

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Zorn's 3rd CD for his 21st century ensemble The Gnostic Trio - Bill Frisell (guitar), Carol Emanuel (harp), Kenny Wollesen (vibraphone & bells) - and guest Ikue Mori (electronics) in a transcendent record celebrating the work of poet and artist William Blake.

Zorn, John: Locus Solus
Zorn, John:
Locus Solus

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Zorn, John: The Bribe
Zorn, John:
The Bribe

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani: Cardinal
Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani:
Cardinal

(Impressus Records -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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The quartet of Cosottini, Melano, Pisani, Miano (EAQuartet Electroacoustic) in compositions referring to the 4 cardinal map points using graphic scores, games, open readings, &c.

Dixon Orchestra, Bill: 17 Musicians In Search of a Sound: Darfur
Dixon Orchestra, Bill:
17 Musicians In Search of a Sound: Darfur

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Legendary trumpeter, composer and educator Bill Dixon in a 17 piece orchestra playing original compositions live at the 12th Vision Festival in New York City.

Dresser, Mark / Fred Frith / Ikue Mori: Later...
Dresser, Mark / Fred Frith / Ikue Mori:
Later...

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )


Price: $15.95    




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Courvoisier, Sylvie / Mark Feldman / Evan Parker / Ikue Mori: Miller's Tale
Courvoisier, Sylvie / Mark Feldman / Evan Parker / Ikue Mori:
Miller's Tale

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Collective improvisation from a quartet of masters -- NY based Sylvie Courvoisier on piano, Mark Feldman on violin, Ikue Mori on electronics, and London improviser Evan Parker on soprano and tenor sax -- for four pieces as a quartet and five duos of varying configurations, folding back the structure of the band through more intimate conversations; simply excellent.

Taborn, Craig / Ikue Mori: Highsmith
Taborn, Craig / Ikue Mori:
Highsmith

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Two of Downtown NY's most innovative performers collaborate for an album placing the rich acoustic piano work of Craig Taborn beside the slippery electronics of Ikue Mori, the result of their live performances that started at New York's Village Vanguard in 2016 and leading to this album, which presents a set of 11 unique and sophisticated dialogs.

Mori, Ikue (w/ Jim Black / Okkyung Lee / Sylvie Courvoisier): Obelisk
Mori, Ikue (w/ Jim Black / Okkyung Lee / Sylvie Courvoisier):
Obelisk

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Ikue Mori's Obelisk project brings together her unique electronics with Downtown Scene key players, Jim Black on drums, Okkyung Lee on cello, and Sylvie Courvoisier on piano, an album driven by Mori's melodic compositions that take unexpected twists and turns in dramatic and lyrical playing, Mori's electronics bringing an exotic charm and ringing beauty to her works.

Mahobin (Fujii / Anker / Tamura / Mori): Live at Big Apple in Kobe
Mahobin (Fujii / Anker / Tamura / Mori):
Live at Big Apple in Kobe

(Libra -- Japan )


Price: $16.95    




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Continuing the celebration of pianist Satoko Fujii's 60th birtday by releasing one CD each month, this quartet brings an excellent set of electroacoustic improvisation to the collection in a quartet with trumpeter Natsuki Tamura, New York saxophonist Lotte Anker, and New York electronic artist and former DNA drummer Ikue Mori, performing live at Tokyo's Big Apple in 2018.

Zorn, John: In A Convex Mirror
Zorn, John:
In A Convex Mirror

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Three pieces of "sonic voodoo" with John Zorn improvising on saxophone over the hypnotic Hatian influenced drumming of Ches Smith, while Downtown NY experimenter Ikue Mori provides swirls of sound and other aural additions, Zorn's incredible technique, lyrical skills and unusual twists and turns keeping the listener captivated over compelling and rich rhythm.

Mephista: Black Narcissus
Mephista:
Black Narcissus

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Kaze (Fujii / Tamura / Pruvost / Orins) w/ Ikue Mori: Sand Storm
Kaze (Fujii / Tamura / Pruvost / Orins) w/ Ikue Mori:
Sand Storm

(Libra/ Circum-Disc -- Japan )


Price: $16.95    




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The cooperative quartet Kaze of Satoko Fujii on piano, Peter Orins on drums, Christian Pruvost on trumpet, Natsuki Tamura on trumpet, joins with elextroacoustic improviser Ikue Mori for seven exploratory pieces recorded in the studio after a one-week tour in Austria, France, and Russia, their enthusiasm for their extraordinarily unique group sound clearly evident.

Mori, Ikue / Satoko Fujii / Natsuki Tamura: Prickly Pear Cactus
Mori, Ikue / Satoko Fujii / Natsuki Tamura:
Prickly Pear Cactus

(Libra -- Japan )


Price: $16.95    




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Extending their previous collaborations during the time of pandemic, NY electronic improviser Ikue Mori and Japanese improvisers Natsuki Tamura on trumpet and Satoko Fujii on piano developed this extraordinary ea-improv album via file exchange, starting with Fujii's piano improvisations to which Mori & Tamura added their layers, with Mori mixing the final, startling results.

Frith, Fred / Ikue Mori: A Mountain Doesn't Know it's Tall
Frith, Fred / Ikue Mori:
A Mountain Doesn't Know it's Tall

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $17.95    




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Having worked together for 40 years starting in the 80's in the Downtown NY scene, guitarist Fred Frith and electronic artist Ikue Mori recorded this album in Germany, using studio time left after recording the music for a radio play by Werner Penzel, using that work as an influence for these exceptional improvisations on home made instruments, toys and electronics.

Mori, Ikue / Brian Marsella / Sae Hashimoto: Archipelago X
Mori, Ikue / Brian Marsella / Sae Hashimoto:
Archipelago X

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $10.65    




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Part of Tzadik's Spectrum series, the Downtown NY trio of electroacoustic improviser and composer Ikue Mori, pianist Brian Marsella performing on electric keyboards and synths, and classical percussionist Sae Hashimoto on a wealth of marimbas, drums, bells, shakers and chimes, composed these intricately fascinating works by exchanging tracks composed in their home studios.

Parkins, Zeena (Parkins / Parkins / Parkins / Cochrane / Mori / Shea): Ursa's Door
Parkins, Zeena (Parkins / Parkins / Parkins / Cochrane / Mori / Shea):
Ursa's Door

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )


Price: $15.95    




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"On her debut album for Victo, the former Michigander and downtown New York music stalwart enlisted the skills of three of her four sisters, producer David Shea, electronic percussion maestro Ikue Mori, and guitar hero Chris Cochrane. T...

Various Artists: Ambiances Magnetiques Volume 4: Mystere
Various Artists:
Ambiances Magnetiques Volume 4: Mystere

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $10.00    




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Fujiyama, Yuko / Graham Haynes / Ikue Mori: Quiet Passion
Fujiyama, Yuko / Graham Haynes / Ikue Mori:
Quiet Passion

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $17.95    




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A beautiful trio album of compositions from pianist Yuko Fujiyama and presented in a mix of solo pieces and duets & trios with cornetist Graham Haynes and electronic improviser Ikue Mori, for a subtle set of elegant improvisations balancing spacious moments with responsively relaxed interplay rich with anticipation, punctuated with two poems by Shutaro Tankikawa.

Mori, Ikue: Tracing The Magic
Mori, Ikue:
Tracing The Magic

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $15.95    




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A large work from Downtown New York improviser and innovator Ikue Mori, seven piece dedicated to women artists whose vision found them creating into their 80's & 90s, performed in an ensemble with Sylvie Courvoisier, Ned Rothenberg, Zeena Parkins, Satoko Fujii, Natsuki Tamura, Erik Friedlander, David Watson, Makigami Koichi, Charmaine Lee & Sae Hashimoto.

I.P.Y. (Ikue Mori / Phew / YoshimiO): IPY
I.P.Y. (Ikue Mori / Phew / YoshimiO):
IPY

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $10.65    




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Bringing together three Japanese avant experimenters and improvisers — Ikue Mori (DNA, Downtown NY mainstay), YoshimiO (Boredoms, Saicobab and OOIOO) and Phew (Aunt Sally) — for a live performance at U.F.O. Club, in Tokyo in 2019, blurring the edges of experimentation, improvisation, and rock, an exciting and powerful first meeting for this trio.

Zorn, John: Les Maudits
Zorn, John:
Les Maudits

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $17.95    




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An outrageous interpretation of Alfred Jarry's fictional character Ubu performed with with the International Contemporary Ensemble and core Downtown New York performers Ikue Mori, Ches Smith and Zorn himself, using Zorn's quick cut approach to composition; presented along with a work inspired by French poet Charles Baudelaire and an elegy to painter Paul Gauguin.

Deane, J.A.: Nomad
Deane, J.A.:
Nomad

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )


Price: $15.95    




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"Even though J.A. Deane has collaborated with many American avant-garde musicians, his solo albums are few. Sadly, his most accessible is also one of his less interesting. Nomad is an untypical release in the catalog of the label Disques...

Electric Bird Noise: The Silber Sessions
Electric Bird Noise:
The Silber Sessions

(Silber Media -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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A collection of southeast darkwave & post rock band Electric Bird Noise (Brian Lea McKenzie) from 2000-2010, cinematic, richly eclectic, and absorbing instrumental music.

Hemingway, Gerry: Kernelings [CD + DVD]
Hemingway, Gerry:
Kernelings [CD + DVD]

(Auricle -- USA )


Price: $23.95    




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Drummer Gerry Hemingway in a CD & DVD release, 15 audio tracks and accompanying video and interview, dividing the program into "mist, dust, light, and sex", highlighting aspects of this prominent percussionist that expand our understanding of his prodigious abilities.

Labrosse / Lauzier / Tanguay: Paletuvier (rouge)
Labrosse / Lauzier / Tanguay:
Paletuvier (rouge)

(&Records -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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Paletuvier, or "mangrove", is part of a color series where Labrosse, Lauzier and Tanguay use close-miked acoustic instruments to create an ecosystem of sound in subtle and rich interplay.

Lee, Okkyung: Na-Reul (Black Cross Solo Sessions 3)
Lee, Okkyung:
Na-Reul (Black Cross Solo Sessions 3)

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


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Extremely personal and passionate, cellist Okkyung Lee recorded this album after separation from her instrument for months as she traveled to Korea to be with her dying father during pandemic; the 9 pieces are layered with strings, instrument sounds, voice and with profound timing, creating an intensely beautiful album reflecting the anguish and loss of the time.

Mayas', Magda Filamental (w / Davies / Caddy / Theriot / Davies / Parkins / Thieke / Abdelnour): Con
Mayas', Magda Filamental (w / Davies / Caddy / Theriot / Davies / Parkins / Thieke / Abdelnour):
Confluence

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Composed by pianist Magda Mayas for an octet of superb avant improvisers including Rhodri Davies, Zeena Parkins, Michael Thieke, Angharad Davies, &c. and performed live at the 2019 Music Unlimited 33, in Wels, Austria, this extended work uses a graphic score to interpret 12 photographs taken over an hour observing the merging waters of the Rhone and the Arve rivers.

Mengis, Manuel Gruppe 6: Dulcet Crush
Mengis, Manuel Gruppe 6:
Dulcet Crush

(Hatology -- Switzerland )


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Trumpeter Manuel Mengis 3rd Hat release, 8 original compositions of sophisticated and enjoyable modern jazz from a sextet with dual sax and guitar leads.

Parkins, Andrea: Two Rooms From The Memory Palace
Parkins, Andrea:
Two Rooms From The Memory Palace

(Infrequent Seams Records -- USA )


Price: $15.95    




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Using piano, synthesizer, electronic feedback, field recordings and amplified objects, sound artist Andrea Parkins' long-cycle installation composition explores time and space in an 8-channel, multi-room work designed so that adjacent acoustical spaces respond to each other, creating shifting and unexpected sonic juxtapositions; CD package include a link to "The Third Room".

Various Artists: 910 Noise Presents: Douceur Violente
Various Artists:
910 Noise Presents: Douceur Violente

(ACK Recordings -- USA )


Price: $9.95    




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910 Noise presents: Douceur Violente A 14 track compilation of electronic and noise artists from Wilmington, North Carolina.

Zorn, John: Film Works XXIII: El General
Zorn, John:
Film Works XXIII: El General

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Zorn's 23rd Filmworks presents Eleven cues recorded for a striking documentary focusing on the life of controversial Mexican dictator Plutarco Elias Calles.

Zorn, John: The Alchemist
Zorn, John:
The Alchemist

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $15.95    




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Zorn's sixth quartet is inspired by the hermetic Angelic actions of John Dee and is replete with the procedures of distillation, calcination, crystallization, sublimation, purification, rotation as well numerology, prayers, canons, contrapuntal complexity, &c.

Mori, Ikue & Steve Noble: Prediction and Warning
Mori, Ikue & Steve Noble:
Prediction and Warning

(Fataka -- Great Britain )


Price: $11.50    




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Drummer Steve Noble assaults his drum kit in a way that excellently parallels Ikue Mori's electronics, producing an enthralling blend of acoustic and electronic music.

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

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $15.95    




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



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Mahobin (Fujii / Anker / Tamura / Mori): Live at Big Apple in Kobe

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Mori, Ikue / Satoko Fujii / Natsuki Tamura: Prickly Pear Cactus

Kaze (Fujii / Tamura / Pruvost / Orins) w/ Ikue Mori: Sand Storm

Mengis, Manuel Gruppe 6: Dulcet Crush

Parkins, Zeena (Parkins / Parkins / Parkins / Cochrane / Mori / Shea): Ursa's Door

Fujiyama, Yuko / Graham Haynes / Ikue Mori: Quiet Passion

Lytton / Wooley + Ikue Mori and Ken Vandermark: The Nows [2 CDs]

Mayas', Magda Filamental (w / Davies / Caddy / Theriot / Davies / Parkins / Thieke / Abdelnour): Con

Zorn, John: Les Maudits

Deane, J.A.: Nomad

I.P.Y. (Ikue Mori / Phew / YoshimiO): IPY

Various Artists: Ambiances Magnetiques Volume 4: Mystere

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