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McEvoy, Aonghus : Under & Cracked [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] McEvoy, Aonghus :
Under & Cracked [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Beautifully flowing acoustic avant folk under a diverse set of influences from the Dublin five-piece band led by acoustic and electric guitarist Aonghus McEvoy, with George Brennan on electronics, David Lacey on drums, Sean Maynard Smith on upright bass and Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh on viola, evolving their tracks from pastoral to edgy agitation or ecstatic drone.

Work, The: The Worst of Everywhere [2 CDs] Work, The:
The Worst of Everywhere [2 CDs]

(Ultragash -- Japan )

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Originally released by Woof Records in 1982 on cassette, this double CD reissues an essential lo-fi document from The Work (Bill Gilonis, Mick Hobbs, Tim Hodgkinson and Rick Wilson) in live performances from gigs and rehearsals assembled in cut-up form, adding new pieces and expanding on others, joined at times by Catherine Jauniaux, Bob Ostertag, Chris Cutler, &c.

Mollestad, Hedvig : Tempest Revisited [VINYL] Mollestad, Hedvig :
Tempest Revisited [VINYL]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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For her 2nd solo record aside from her rock trio, guitarist Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen expands her orchestration to an octet, adding jazz-rock elements while balancing scorching playing with lyrical and open passages, as she pays tribute to Arne Nordheim's 1979 composition for Shakespeare's "The Tempest", and for her own experiences of furious weather in her home town of Ålesund.

Orcutt, Bill: Music for Four Guitars [VINYL] Orcutt, Bill:
Music for Four Guitars [VINYL]

(Palilalia -- USA )

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

Mollestad, Hedvig Trio: Smells Funny [CLEAR VINYL] Mollestad, Hedvig Trio:
Smells Funny [CLEAR VINYL]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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The sixth album from guitarist Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen's scorching Norwegian instrumental rock trio, having built a strong following through their impressive approach to rock, schooled from both early hard/progressive band but also driving fusion bands, with a penetrating edge in authoritative soloing and intense rhythmic interplay.

Hippie Diktat: Gran Sasso Hippie Diktat:
Gran Sasso

(nunc. -- France )

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Stripping down their performance matter to its most minimal expression, their work developed since 2011 as they've toured the European alternative scene, the Hippie Diktat trio of Richard Comte on electric baritone guitar, Julien Chamla on drums and Antoine Viard on amplified baritone saxophone work an energetic and heavy set of Steve Reich-ian grooves.

Abhorrent Expanse (Polipnick / Fratzke / Courage / Glenn): Gateways To Resplendence Abhorrent Expanse (Polipnick / Fratzke / Courage / Glenn):
Gateways To Resplendence

(Amalgam -- USA )

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Covering vast approaches to improvised and experimental music, based around scrabbly free playing, dark rock intensity, experimental and abstract tapestries of sound and unexpected transitions,the Minneapolis quartet of guitarists Luke Polipnick & Erik Fratzke, bassist Brian Courage and drummer Tim Glenn tell a consistent narrative of urgently creative exploration; gripping.

Hippie Diktat: Gran Sasso [VINYL] Hippie Diktat:
Gran Sasso [VINYL]

(nunc. -- France )

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The 3rd album from the French Hippie Diktat trio of Antoine Viard on baritone sax, Julien Chamla on drums and Richard Comte on guitar, drawing parallels to Sunn O))) and the raw power of Peter Brötzmann, here in a four-part work of primal rhythms and powerful textures, applying the use of space and timing around repetition to create a bedrock of brawny sound.

Dredd Foole & The Din: Songs In Heat (1982) Dredd Foole & The Din:
Songs In Heat (1982)

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Documented previously on just one 7" record, the joining of Mission of Burma and post-punk vocalist Dredd Foole, aka Dredd Foole & The Din, is a focal point for Boston's early 80's DIY rock movement, here reissued, remastered and remixed from the original master tapes, along with the rest of that studio session, giving listeners the first full look at their searing and seminal work together.

Roue Libre: Titanomakhia [CD EP] Roue Libre:
Titanomakhia [CD EP]

(nunc. -- France )

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This assertive French rock trio's first EP takes on provocative subjects with urgency and an acerbic humor through dark and driving grooves and tight interaction, from the trio of Theo Lanau on drums, Richard Comte on guitar, bass, & voice and Quentin Biardeau on saxophone & keyboards, from studio treated live recordings at Astrolab, in Orleans, France.

Byron, Raymond: Bond Wire Cur [VINYL] Byron, Raymond:
Bond Wire Cur [VINYL]

(ESP -- USA )

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New Weird American Movement/Freak Folk singer/songwriter Raymond Byron Magic Raposa (Castanets, Raymond Byron and the White Freighter) writes in both an Americana style, and also in idiosyncratic, imaginative and unusual terms, using strong and unlikely images around ambiguous subjects that make his songs curiously repeatable, here in 20 succinct songs.

Vegan Dallas: Electro Griot Vegan Dallas:
Electro Griot

(nunc. -- France )

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Rhythmically rich instrumental music crossing experimental, rock and compositional forms with an ear towards primitive and instinctual pulses, the French quartet of drummer & bass harpist Julein Chamla, percussionist Benjamin Flament, Simon Henocq on live electronics and guitarist Richard Comte explore innate pulses imbued with modern and urgent overtones.

Vegan Dallas: Electro Griot [VINYL] Vegan Dallas:
Electro Griot [VINYL]

(nunc. -- France )

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Rhythmically rich instrumental music crossing experimental, rock and compositional forms with an ear towards primitive and instinctual pulses, the French quartet of drummer & bass harpist Julein Chamla, percussionist Benjamin Flament, Simon Henocq on live electronics and guitarist Richard Comte explore innate pulses imbued with modern and urgent overtones.

M (feat. Ben Stapp / Fred Lonberg-Holm / Marco Colonna / Steve Swell): Broken Songs M (feat. Ben Stapp / Fred Lonberg-Holm / Marco Colonna / Steve Swell):
Broken Songs

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- Poland )

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A set of blues songs of a personal nature, concepts for a broken yet hopeful age, written and sung by improvising guitarist Marcin "M" Olak (Gadt/Osborne/Zakrocki/Olak, Agusti Fernandez) performed and expanded by a set of stellar improvisers: Ben Stapp on tuba, Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello, Marco Colonna on flute and Steve Swell on trombone.

Action & Tension & Space: Tellus [VINYL] Action & Tension & Space:
Tellus [VINYL]

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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With one foot in fusion-oriented improv and the other in psychedelic/prog rock, the 4th album from the Norwegian quartet of Per Steinar Lie on lapsteel & electric guitar, Oystein Braut on guitar, organ & Mellotron, Julius Lind on double bass and Orjan Haaland on drums are joined by keyboard wiz Sigbjorn Apeland and percussionist Stale Liavik Solberg.

Hippie Diktat: Fire On Hippie Diktat:
Fire On

(Self Released -- France )

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Six raw instrumentals bridging free jazz and free rock forms, clearly influenced by both Brötzmann and Sunn O))) (as referenced in the track "SunnA)))") from the French Hippie Diktat trio of Antoine Viard on amplified baritone sax, Julien Chamla on drums and Richard Comte on guitar, recording at l'Ecluse, in Reims in 2013 for six ruggedly inspired tracks.

Hippie Diktat: Black Peplum [VINYL] Hippie Diktat:
Black Peplum [VINYL]

(BeCoq -- France )

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Using raw and primal rhythms, deep textures from amplified baritone saxophone and trance approaches to rock instrumental music balancing Steve Reich and Sunn O))), the French Hippie Diktat trio of Antoine Viard on baritone sax, Julien Chamla on drums and Richard Comte on guitar has toured Europe since 2011, here in recordings at l'Ecluse, in Reims from 2013.

Residents, The: WARNING: UNiNC.: Live And Experimental Recordings 1971-1972 [VINYL 2 LPs] Residents, The:
WARNING: UNiNC.: Live And Experimental Recordings 1971-1972 [VINYL 2 LPs]

(CRYPTIC CORPORATION -- USA / EU )

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The Pre-Residents years, as exhumed from the band's extensive master tape archive. BLACK 2xLP. Double LP set featuring two live shows recorded in 1971 and 1972 plus the complete '1-10 (with a touch of 11)' album, recorded in 1972 and previously only released in short excerpts.

Mollestad, Hedvig : Tempest Revisited Mollestad, Hedvig :
Tempest Revisited

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

Price: $15.95    

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For her 2nd solo record aside from her rock trio, guitarist Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen expands her orchestration to an octet, adding jazz-rock elements while balancing scorching playing with lyrical and open passages, as she pays tribute to Arne Nordheim's 1979 composition for Shakespeare's "The Tempest", and for her own experiences of furious weather in her home town of Ålesund.

Bootstrappers (Elliott Sharp / Melvin Gibbs / Don McKenzie): Xenolith Bootstrappers (Elliott Sharp / Melvin Gibbs / Don McKenzie):
Xenolith

(Klanggalerie -- Austria )

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The first new Bootstrappers album since 1992, joining band leader Elliott Sharp for this 3rd album are longtime collaborators Melvin Gibbs on electric bass and Don McKenzie on drums, for seven assertive rock-based improvisations fueled by electronics, free jazz, no wave and electroacoustic sound, manifesting a hardboiled NY ethic of focused grooves and free playing.

Yoshida, Tatsuya / Risa Takeda: SUPERHELIX [CD + DOWNLOAD VIDEOS] Yoshida, Tatsuya / Risa Takeda:
SUPERHELIX [CD + DOWNLOAD VIDEOS]

(Magaibutsu Limited -- Japan )

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Fifteen rock instrumentals between drummer Tatsuya Yoshida and pianist & keyboardist Risa Takeda, generally high-speed, technically superb and melodically infused pieces of imaginative creativity with a quirky sense of humor, augmented with Yoshida's vocalizing and effect processing from both; includes a download sheet for 15 high-def movies, one for each track on the album.

Kazuto, Shimizu / Yoshida Tatsuya: Whatchamacallits [CD + DOWNLOAD MOVIE LINK] Kazuto, Shimizu / Yoshida Tatsuya:
Whatchamacallits [CD + DOWNLOAD MOVIE LINK]

(Magaibutsu Limited -- Japan )

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A live recording at Koenji Jirokichi in 2022 between Magaibtusu leader Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins, Korekyojinn, Koenji Hyakkei, PYN, &c) and pianist Kazuto Shimizu (Arepos, Chakra, Hikashu, Killing Time, Lars Hollmer's Global Home Project, &c), both on vocals as they unfold a playful and technically incredible set of "Doodads", "Watchamacallits" and other wonderful curiosities.

Atsushi / Tatsuya / Makoto: Japanese New Music Festival Japan Tour 2022 Atsushi / Tatsuya / Makoto:
Japanese New Music Festival Japan Tour 2022

(Magaibutsu Limited -- Japan )

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Recordings from the 2022 Japanese New Music Festival Japan Tour from the trio of Tsuyama Atsushi on bass, guitar & piano, Yoshida Tatsuya on drums, synth and vocals, and Kawabata Makoto on guitar, bass and vocals, selecting the best tracks from the tour into a collection of 15 psychedelic, progressive, experimental and uncategorizable rock forms!

Takeda, Risa : The Sorcerer's Castle Takeda, Risa :
The Sorcerer's Castle

(Cbzm Records -- Japan )

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An epic story in symphonic rock style from pianist, drummer and composer Risa Takeda, telling the fantastic tale of a dramatic confrontation between an Emperor and a Sorcerer, through eleven compositions of a contemporary classical and theatrical nature, using modern synthetic sources in active and complex orchestration as the plot advances.

Various (The Residents / MX-80 / Chrome /  Tuxedomoon): Subterranean Modern Various (The Residents / MX-80 / Chrome / Tuxedomoon):
Subterranean Modern

(Klanggalerie -- Austria )

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Reissued as the inexplicable avant rock band The Residents celebrate their 50th year, this compilation album from 1979 includes tracks from San Fransisco peer bands Chrome (Damon Edge/Helios Creed), Art rockers from Indiana, MX-80 Sound, SF electronic new wave band Tuxedomoon, and four tracks from The Resident's themselves, two with Fred Frith on guitar.

Charming Hostess: The Ginzburg Geography Charming Hostess:
The Ginzburg Geography

(Tzadik -- USA )

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An examination of the lives and work of anti-fascist political activists Natalia and Leone Ginzburg during World War II, researched and developed by late vocalist and composer Jewlia Eisenberg, this album completed by her longtime collaborator Marika Hughes and performed with musicians including Nils Frykdahl, Darren Johnston, Dan Cantrell, &c.

Various Artists (curated by Nick Vander): Walk My Way, Volume Three Various Artists (curated by Nick Vander):
Walk My Way, Volume Three

(Orbit577 -- USA )

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The third of a five volume compilation series curated by Nick Vander, a testament to the incredible musical range of the guitar and the imaginative possibility of guitarists around the world, with tracks from Sergio Sorrentino, Christian Vasseur, CharbelHaber, Misha Marks, Henry Kaiser, Nick Ashwood, Emil Palme & Taus Bregnhøj-Olesen, Sharif Sehnaoui, Colin Robinson, Martin Huba

Various Artists (curated by Nick Vander): Walk My Way, Volume One Various Artists (curated by Nick Vander):
Walk My Way, Volume One

(Orbit577 -- USA )

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The first of a five-volume compilation series curated by Nick Vander, a testament to the incredible musical range of the guitar and the imaginative possibility of guitarists around the world, with tracks from L. Hein, Davaajargal Tsaschikher, Alan Courtis, Marco Cappelli, Elliott Sharp, Hery Ujjaya, Killick Hinds, Gilbert Isbin, and Nick Vander.

Various Artists (curated by Nick Vander): Walk My Way, Volume Four Various Artists (curated by Nick Vander):
Walk My Way, Volume Four

(Orbit577 -- USA )

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The fourth of a five volume compilation series curated by Nick Vander, a testament to the incredible musical range of the guitar and the imaginative possibility of guitarists around the world, with tracks from Janet Feder, Martin Vishnick, Ikbal Lubys, Edward J. Gibbs, Joshua Weitzel, Guram Machavari, Eric Wong, Garth Erasmus, and Bill Horist.

Various Artists (curated by Nick Vander): Walk My Way, Volume Five Various Artists (curated by Nick Vander):
Walk My Way, Volume Five

(Orbit577 -- USA )

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The final of five volumes from this series curated by Nick Vander, a testament to the incredible musical range of the guitar and the imaginative possibility of guitarists around the world, with tracks from Harvey Valdes, Antonio Guillen, Boris Belica, Sandy Ewen, Denis Sorokin, Arvind Ganga, Pengboon Don, Josue Amador, Todd Clouser, and Mohammed Ashraf.

Various Artists (curated by Nick Vander: Walk My Way, Volume Two Various Artists (curated by Nick Vander:
Walk My Way, Volume Two

(Orbit577 -- USA )

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The second of a five-volume compilation series curated by Nick Vander, a testament to the incredible musical range of the guitar and the imaginative possibility of guitarists around the world, with tracks from David Stackenas, Jessica Ackerley, Jorge Espinal, Usui Yasuhiro, Scott Fields, Sebastian Sequoiah.Grayson, Sam Shalabi, Shinobu Nemoto and Nyctalllz.

Various Artists: I Never Meta Guitar Four Various Artists:
I Never Meta Guitar Four

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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The fourth in the Elliot Sharp curated "Meta Guitar" series brings a wealth of diverse styles and approaches to the guitar, from Knox Chandler, Tashi Dorji, Monika Roscher, Rhys Chatham, Kalle Kalima, Ryan Choi, Marco Oppedisano, Bern Nix, Markus Reuter, Hahn Rowe, Pete Matthiessen, Robert Poss, Ron Anderson, Morgan Craft, Roberto Zorzi, and Erdem Helvacioglu.

Valiente, Candelaria Saenz  / Marcin Masecki: Hymnen Valiente, Candelaria Saenz / Marcin Masecki:
Hymnen

(Bolt -- Poland )

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Based on the anthems of nations that have endured recent struggles, from the duo of Marcin Masecki on keys and Candelaria Saenz Valiente on vocals and percussion, embraceable songs with unusual structures paying tribute to the beautiful themes for each nation.

Regler: Regel #4 (HNW) Regler:
Regel #4 (HNW)

(Rapid Moment / At War With False Noise / Decimation Sociale / Pilgrim Talk -- Malaysia )

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Anders Bryngelsson and Mattin make up Regler, a project of varying genres performed on rock instruments, following sets of rules to create conceptual sound works; Regler #4 deals with harsh noise walls, generating a 30 minute piece of thick, savage sound.

Plan Kruutntoone / Reinier van Houdt : Pas Maar Op, Want Deze Tas Is Van Zorro (En Zorro Houdt Van M Plan Kruutntoone / Reinier van Houdt :
Pas Maar Op, Want Deze Tas Is Van Zorro (En Zorro Houdt Van Mij)[VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(esc.rec. -- Netherlands )

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Plan Kruutntoone joins forces with avant-garde pianist Reinier van Houdt for a conceptual narrative blurring improvised music, compositional and rock forms, with a narrative based around Zorro and Rosa, geography (and Spielberg) and Brodski, or in their terms: composed and deranged music and lyrics (and other words) on guitars, basses, drums and a piano.

Plan Kruutntoone / Reinier van Houdt : Pas Maar Op, Want Deze Tas Is Van Zorro (En Zorro Houdt Van M Plan Kruutntoone / Reinier van Houdt :
Pas Maar Op, Want Deze Tas Is Van Zorro (En Zorro Houdt Van Mij)

(esc.rec. -- Netherlands )

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Plan Kruutntoone joins forces with avant-garde pianist Reinier van Houdt for a conceptual narrative blurring improvised music, compositional and rock forms, with a narrative based around Zorro and Rosa, geography (and Spielberg) and Brodski, or in their terms: composed and deranged music and lyrics (and other words) on guitars, basses, drums and a piano.

Naked Wolf (Ex / Gibson / Jaeger / Provan / Szafirowski): Ahum Naked Wolf (Ex / Gibson / Jaeger / Provan / Szafirowski):
Ahum

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Bridging improv and rock, this quintet including Luc Ex on guitar uses instrumental and vocal forms to draw on a wealth of styles with references to free improv, post-punk and RIO styles, beautifully pacing the album from energetic improv to slowly unfolding atmospheres.

Musicworks: #138 Winter 2020/2021 [MAGAZINE + CD] Musicworks:
#138 Winter 2020/2021 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )

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The final issue of 2020 is is dedicated to the art of conversation in music and about music during the age of pandemic; with Debby Friday on the cover, plus articles about Victoria-based composer Anna Höstman, Tehran-born Araz Salek, Tkarón:to-based saxophonist and composer Olivia Shortt, with a CD including tracks from those artists, plus reviews, articles, &c.

Musicworks: #137 Fall 2020 [MAGAZINE + CD] Musicworks:
#137 Fall 2020 [MAGAZINE + CD]

(Musicworks -- Canada )

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Fall 2020 issue of Canada's finest new music magazine, focusing on guitars--hollow, heavy, bowed, cracked, pedalled, flung, trusty companions & feedback demons; Plus articles on Casey Koyczan, Susan Alcorn, Amy Brandon, Aidan Baker, Eliza Kavtion, C. Diab, Markus Lake, Catherine Debard, Cloud Chamber, &c; and an 11-track CD with music from the aforementioned.

La Baracande : La Baracande La Baracande :
La Baracande

(BeCoq -- France )

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The third album from the French/Belgium La Baracande, with vocalist/violinist Basile Bremaud leading a quartet of violin, guitar, lap steel, pedal board, bagpipes, hurdy-gurdy, and drone, singing long form ballads of epic tales of life and love that they describe as speaking with a voice to the living and our ghosts.

Konrad Strumpfel & The Set: refrescoscopio [CASSETTE] Konrad Strumpfel & The Set:
refrescoscopio [CASSETTE]

(Music a la Coque -- France )

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An unissued album from Bavarian experimenter & songwriter Konrad Strumpfel and "The Set", the Czech duo of Herbert Lukundra & Josif Afkak, who added their contributions to Strumpfel's work which had been sent to them by post, the strengthening of the "Iron Curtain" between the USSR & Europe in the late 80s then prohibiting the release of their collaboration.

Knalpot (Fanoli / Jager / Caron): Dierendag Knalpot (Fanoli / Jager / Caron):
Dierendag

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Sporting a strange sense of humor and blending rock and improvisation, instrumentally this Amsterdam is the duo of Raphael Vanoli on guitar, synth, & electronics and Gerri Jager on drums, synths, & electronics, with Sandor Caron providing sound design, here in an album of stylistic amalgamations of unexpected and upbeat rhythmic oddity and fun melodic inventiveness.

Kabako, Solo Dja: Solo Kabako, Solo Dja:
Solo

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )

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Blind guitarist and singer Solo Dja Kabako is an important figure in Burkina Faso in West Africa, whose talent took him from begging on the streets as a kid to being a treasured artist in his country, here in an album recorded in his home in Ougadougou by saxophonist Assif Tsahar after a festival where they met; a record of warm, sincere music and song.

Jerkagram / Martin Escalante : Parkour Jerkagram / Martin Escalante :
Parkour

(577 Records -- USA )

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Ater a concert in Los Angeles with Martin Escalante on the same bill, the twin brothers, guitarist Derek Gaines and drummer Brent Gaines, asked the extreme saxophonist to join them in the creation of a new, cathartic form of improvisation, filled with angst and dramatic release, ending with an extended journey in sound and squawk; a gripping album of gritty improv.

Ich B!n Nintendo (Winther / Nergaard / Johansen): Lykke Ich B!n Nintendo (Winther / Nergaard / Johansen):
Lykke

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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The Ich Bin Nintendo trio of Christian Skar Winther (guitar & voice), Magnus Skavhaug Nergaard (bass) and Joakim Heibo Johansen (drums) take their improvised noise music into the post-punk world with demanding and energetic music that voices it's power and exultation.

Feel No Other: Feel No Other Feel No Other:
Feel No Other

(Silber -- USA )

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Electric Bird Noise artist Brian Lea McKenzie extends his concepts in a new duo with vocalist Claudia Gregory (Exhaust the Fox, Claudia Versus the Queen of Hearts), with a new band name and a compelling set of epic electro-rock songs.

Coultrain: Phantasmagoria [VINYL] Coultrain:
Phantasmagoria [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )

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West Coast songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Coultrain, aka Aaron Michael Frison or Seymour Liberty, in an collection of songs based around a sequence of images reminiscent of a dream, capturing the hazy state of mind that drove the process behind this album, as well as its dreamy effect; soulful and introspective, an album of poetic observation and reflection.

Coultrain: Phantasmagoria Coultrain:
Phantasmagoria

(577 Records -- USA )

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West Coast songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Coultrain, aka Aaron Michael Frison or Seymour Liberty, in an collection of songs based around a sequence of images reminiscent of a dream, capturing the hazy state of mind that drove the process behind this album, as well as its dreamy effect; soulful and introspective, an album of poetic observation and reflection.

Chrome Hill (Lerheim / Nymo / Lofthus / Arntzen): This Is Chrome Hill [VINYL] Chrome Hill (Lerheim / Nymo / Lofthus / Arntzen):
This Is Chrome Hill [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Self-described as Scandinavian jazz rock noir, the Chrome Hill quartet of Asbjorn Lerheim on baritone guitar, Roger Arntzen on double bass, Torstein Lofthus on drums & vibraphone, and Atle Nymo on tenor saxophone, present a dramatic album of contrasts inspired by cinematic and musical moods, merging elements of folk, Delta blues and cowboy rock into their darkly cool sound.

Derviche (Borchard / Favriou): Murs Absurdes Derviche (Borchard / Favriou):
Murs Absurdes

(Ayler -- France )

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The 2nd Derviche album on Ayler Records from the French electric bass and drum improvising duo of Eric Brochard and Fabrice Favriou, in five sequences of assertive and masterful instrumental improvising rock, ecstatically heavy material of thick detail and ominous overtone, intended to be played as a continuous suite and clearly intended for maximum amplitude!

Vandermark's, Ken Marker: McPhee Marker [VINYL EP] Vandermark's, Ken Marker:
McPhee Marker [VINYL EP]

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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A 12-inch 45rpm EP from Chicago Ken Vandermark's band Marker with guest Joe McPhee on tenor saxophone, performing the Parliament Funkadelic track "Night of the Thumpasorus Peoples" and DNA's "Egomaniac's Kiss", with Vandermark on tenor & baritone saxophones plus guitarists Andrew Clinkman & Steve Marquette, keyboardist Macie Stewart and drummer Phil Sudderberg.

Roman Radkovic Collective: Televize [VINYL] Roman Radkovic Collective:
Televize [VINYL]

(Mappa -- Slovokia )

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A Slovokian experimental group with rock roots and a somewhat DaDa approach to unusual song forms using perplexing repetitions and interventions, led by guitarist and vocalist Roman Radkovič with Josef Novák on keyboard, Jiří Šíla on accordion, Zdeněk Řihošek on harmonica & double bass Zdeněk Caha on drums & voice, and Miloš Šandera on percussion.

Mattin: Songbook #6 [VINYL] Mattin:
Songbook #6 [VINYL]

(Munster Records, Insulin Addicted Records, CruditŽs Tapes -- E.U. )

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Spanish sound artist and vocalist Mattin in his 6th "Songbook" album, performed with Farahnaz Hatam, Pan Daijing, Colin Hacklander, Werner Dafeldecker, and Dean Roberts, a vicious mix of essentially no-wave rock and experimental music, six songs at exactly six minutes each covering topics of the conflicts, confusion and frustrations of our modern age.

Hawkins, Chester: Natural Causes - Original Music For Pale Trees, A Film By Tim Ashby [VINYL] Hawkins, Chester:
Natural Causes - Original Music For Pale Trees, A Film By Tim Ashby [VINYL]

(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.

Albatre: Nagual [VINYL] Albatre:
Nagual [VINYL]

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Hailing from Rotterdam's rich underground scene, the trio of Hugo Costa on alto sax, Goncalo Aleida on bass, and Philipp Ernsting on drums, with all 3 doubling on electronics, in a dramatic and energetic album bledning free jazz, improv, metal, and punk music.

Zorn, John Simulacrum: Spinoza Zorn, John Simulacrum:
Spinoza

(Tzadik -- USA )

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John Zorn composes for, conducts and plays saxophone with his Simulacrum group with Kenny Grohowski on drums, Matt Hollenberg on guitar and John Medeski on organ & electric piano, a scorching band that combines Downtown NY jazz and metal forms as they explore the life and thoughts of Dutch 17th century Age of Enlightenment philosopher Baruch Spinoza.

Eclectic Maybe Band: Again Alors? Eclectic Maybe Band:
Again Alors?

(Discus -- UK )

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Led by Univers Zero bassist and composer Guy Seger, the third album from Eclectic Maybe Band combines elements of rock, jazz, electronic and abstract landscapes, performed by an ensemble of chamber rock players including Discus label leader Martin Archer, varying groupings within the band focusing on each section in a mix of composed and improvised approaches.

Das Rad (Archer / Robinson / Dinsdale): Laik Tors Das Rad (Archer / Robinson / Dinsdale):
Laik Tors

(Discus -- UK )

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The third album from the Sheffield-based trio Das Rad of Nick Robinson on guitars, keys & electronics, Martin Archer on woodwinds, keys & electronics, Steve Dinsdale on drums & keyboards, influenced by progressive rock, kosmiche, and fusion forms, here evolving and refining their melodic approach to genre-crossing styles merging composition and improvisation.

Kaiser, Henry / Rome Yamilov: The Lenoir Investigation Kaiser, Henry / Rome Yamilov:
The Lenoir Investigation

(Little Village -- USA )

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The Little Village Foundation run by keyboardist Jim Pugh assembled this band through Indian blues harmonica player & singer Aki Kumar, who brought drummer June Core and guitarist Rome Yamilov, deciding to make the release a "crazy guitar album" by adding Henry Kaiser; along with vocalist Lisa Leuschnet they hit the mark in an exuberantly diverse set of blues performing the music of J.B. Lenoir.

Carnalisme (Gargaud / Grente / Ziemniak): De Profundis Carnalisme (Gargaud / Grente / Ziemniak):
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(nunc. -- France )

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Formed by double bassist Patrice Grente and drummer Etienne Ziemniak in 2010, the French band Carnalisme, meaning "This fuzzy, troubled and slippery place, which everyone owns and no one can spot", produce a raucous blend of hard rock and free improvisation, here in their 4th release and joined by guitarist Guillaume Gargaud for a profoundly blistering album.

Isildurs Bane / Peter Hammill: In Disequilibrium Isildurs Bane / Peter Hammill:
In Disequilibrium

(Ataraxia -- E.U. )

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The second collaboration between the Swedish chamber rock band Isildurs Bane led by keyboardist and composer Mats Johansson and lyricist, vocalist and guitarist Peter Hammill (Van Der Graaf Generator) presents two new multi-part suites with lyrics by Hammill--"In Disequilibrium" and "Gently (Step by Step)"--detailed, astute and powerful works of sophisticated progressive rock.

Hippie Diktat: Black Peplum Hippie Diktat:
Black Peplum

(BeCoq -- France )

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Primal instrumental rock with an aggressive bent from the French trio of Antoine Viard on baritone saxophone, Julien Chamla on drums and Richard Comte on guitar, their large sound built on the persistent use of raw and primitive rhythms, and a monumental textures made out of amplified baritone saxophone and electric baritone guitar.

Harker, Nina: Nina Harker [VINYL] Harker, Nina:
Nina Harker [VINYL]

(BeCoq -- France )

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Unusual approaches to rock song and instrumentals from this French duo of Apolline Schöser & Nocola Henry in collaboration with Valentine Noiret, Daniel Dariel on Japanese vocals, Louis Claus on Indian flute and Marie-Laure Gucciardi for poetic writing in Italian, &c.; peculiar and compelling, somehow reminiscent of Etron Fou...

Gross, Jean-Philippe / Golden Oriole: Optical Cadillac /  Golden Oriole [VINYL 10-inch] Gross, Jean-Philippe / Golden Oriole:
Optical Cadillac / Golden Oriole [VINYL 10-inch]

(BeCoq -- France )

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A split 10" vinyl album of two very different works: first French sound artist Jean-Philippe Gross in a sonic assault of garish rhythmic electronic persistence and noise; then the Golden Oriole instrumental rock duo of Kristoffer Riis on guitar and Thore Warland on drums in a compelling work of grooving structure with diverse percussive interaction.

Eliogabal: Mo Eliogabal:
Mo

(BeCoq -- France )

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Sharing members of the band F.A.T., the Lille, France on based quintet Eliogabal of Mael Bougeard & Sakina Abdou on saxophones, Paul Menard on guitar, Thomas Coquelet on bass and Pierre Pasquis on drums, declares themselves a free jazz rock progressif, performing complex and assertive music that takes time for contemplative musing among strong lyrical riffs, twists and turns.

Skeleton Crew (Frith / Cora / Parkins): Free Dirt (Live) [2 CDs] Skeleton Crew (Frith / Cora / Parkins):
Free Dirt (Live) [2 CDs]

(Klanggalerie -- Germany )

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One of the most intense and unusual of the 80s Downtown NY groups merging rock and improvisation with strong attitudes and incredible musical concepts, these live recordings, including songs never before released, are taken from American and European concerts by the trio of guitarist Fred Frith, cellist Tom Cora, and either electric harpist Zeena Parkins or reedist Dave Newhouse.

Yoshida, Tatsuya  / Dairo Suga: Root Yoshida, Tatsuya / Dairo Suga:
Root

(Doubtmusic -- Japan )

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Driven by a passionate intensity, this first meeting of drummer Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins, Korekyojinn, Koenji Hyakkei, &c) and pianist Dario Suga at 7th Floor in Shibuya, Japan begins at high speed, the sheer technical brilliance of both players dazzling, their unbridled energy eventually yielding to passages of introspection that recur to fervor and fraternity; exceptional!

Huvudbry: Det ar ingen ordning pa allting [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Huvudbry:
Det ar ingen ordning pa allting [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Huvudbry Recordings -- USA )

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Drummer Hampus Ohman-Frolund (Apuh!) leads the Huvudbry septet of structured rock forms, with an intriguing orchestration of trumpet, lap steel, double bass, guitars, keyboard and voice, using intervals of unusual sonic experimentation and field recordings to create a unique album that bassist Mats Dimming refers to as "A mix of Captain Beefheart, Yann Tiersen & Swedish House Mafia".

Sex Magick Wizards: Your Bliss My Joy Sex Magick Wizards:
Your Bliss My Joy

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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The sophomore release from this Norwegian instrumental rock band, with all members of the quartet coming from an improvisation/jazz background that fuels their diverse interests in the rock format, from blistering runs, dark blues grooves and even a nod to Swedish folk jazz; a dynamic album of great technical playing but more importantly, a strong commitment to rock.

Krokofant w/ Stale Storlokken / Ingebrigt Haker Flaten: Fifth Krokofant w/ Stale Storlokken / Ingebrigt Haker Flaten:
Fifth

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )

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As on their prior album Q, the Nordic Krokofant free improvising jazz/rock trio of Axel Skalstad on drums & vibes, Tom Hasslan on guitar and Jorgen Mathisen on saxophone are joined by bassist Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten (The Thing) and Stale Storlokken (Elephant9, Supersilent), cementing their lineup as they forge adventurous and spectacular playing on this Fifth album.

Attitude! (Tang / Ishito / Wu): Pause & Effect [VINYL] Attitude! (Tang / Ishito / Wu):
Pause & Effect [VINYL]

(ESP-Disk -- USA )

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Combining free jazz and post-punk rock forms with pointed commentary about issues of race, gender, the pandemic, and political autonomy, through provocative vocal works expressing modern angst, from three Asian-American female performers living in NYC: tenor saxophonist Ayumi Ishito, drummer Wen-Ting Wu, and activist and Tiananmen Square survivor Rose Tang on voice, guitar & piano.

Veloso, Moreno: Every Single Night Veloso, Moreno:
Every Single Night

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Brazilian singer Moreno Veloso recorded these songs from a songbook developed from his favorite artists, inspired while singing his children to sleep during pandemic, selecting lyrical songs that he performs accompanying himself on acoustic nylon-string guitar, recording the album in a corner of his living room, giving the album a beautiful intimacy and sincerity.

Grdina, Gordon / Jim Black: Martian Kitties Grdina, Gordon / Jim Black:
Martian Kitties

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Thirteen succinct improvisations pitting Gordon Grdina's swinging middle-eastern flavors on the oud offset by gritty, experimental guitar work against drummer Jim Black's well-chosen and rock-solid grooves, an engaging album that shifts and explores a tremendous range of ideas and adventurous attitudes that span jazz, rock and experimental genres with ease.

Moon-Liters / Millennium Development Goals (D. Liedel): Nerve Agent! Moon-Liters / Millennium Development Goals (D. Liedel):
Nerve Agent!

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Essentially written by Philadelphia multi-instrumentalist D. Liedel, who handles most of the parts on this unusual blend of rock, electronics, jazz, pop punk and a number of unlikely genres, presenting strange songs that take sharp turns into twisted realms, neatly layering each piece into a heady brew that's hard to pin down, but a great deal of fun trying.

Grdina, Gordon / Jim Black: Martian Kitties [CASSETTE W/ DOWNLOAD] Grdina, Gordon / Jim Black:
Martian Kitties [CASSETTE W/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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Thirteen succinct improvisations pitting Gordon Grdina's swinging middle-eastern flavors on the oud offset by gritty, experimental guitar work against drummer Jim Black's well-chosen and rock-solid grooves, an engaging album that shifts and explores a tremendous range of ideas and adventurous attitudes that span jazz, rock and experimental genres with ease.

 

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