The Squid's Ear Magazine
Instruments with Preparations


 
Abbott, Simeon + Bent Spoon Duo: saigon, you crazy diamond
Abbott, Simeon + Bent Spoon Duo:
saigon, you crazy diamond

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


Price: $11.95    




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Two dense, 20-minute tracks of physical, visceral playing from prepared electric guitarist Simeon Abbot with the Bent Spoon Duo: percussionist Chris Dadge and viola/trombone player Scott Munro.

Abbott, Simeon + Chris Dadge: a menu isn't a meal
Abbott, Simeon + Chris Dadge:
a menu isn't a meal

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


Price: $12.95    




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Longtime collaborators Abbott and Dadge release their first album together, a dizzying array of ideas and sounds recorded live at the monthly Calgary based Bug Incision concert series.

Adcock, Mike & Clive Bell: Sleep It Off (1999-2001)
Adcock, Mike & Clive Bell:
Sleep It Off (1999-2001)

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


Price: $16.95    




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Twelve short improvised pieces by Mike Adcock on a variety of different instruments that were recorded over a three year period.

Agnel, Sophie: Capsizing Moments
Agnel, Sophie:
Capsizing Moments

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


Price: $16.95    




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Sophie Agnel uses a startling array of objects and techniques in playing inside the prepared piano, demonstrated in these digital concerts recordings from 2008.

Alonso, Edith: Collapse
Alonso, Edith:
Collapse

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )


Price: $17.95    




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Madrid multi-instrumentalist and cross media artist Edith Alonso in an album of prepared solo electric bass improvisations, a four part work of muscular and shadowy sound, dark vibrations with crepitating edges making a sinister and cathartic dungeon of sound.

Anderson, Ron: Secret Curve
Anderson, Ron:
Secret Curve

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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PAK combines complex and shifting rock with improvisation in unexpected and wonderfully demanding ways, here in a band including Anthony Coleman, Tim Byrnes, Jerome Noetinger, &c.

Angeli, Paolo : Sale Quanto Basta
Angeli, Paolo :
Sale Quanto Basta

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


Price: $15.95    




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Paolo Angeli presents an experimental album that explores the entire range of his modified, extended, and prepared Sardinian guitar with beautiful compositions that defy categorization.

Angeli, Paolo & Takumi Fukushima: Itsunomanika
Angeli, Paolo & Takumi Fukushima:
Itsunomanika

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    




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Sardinian guitarist Paolo Angeli teams up with After Dinner/Volapuk violinist and singer Takumi Fukushima for a complex, unusual, and wonderfully embraceable work recorded live in Bologna.

Angeli, Paolo: Bucato
Angeli, Paolo:
Bucato

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


Price: $15.95    




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Angeli, Paulo: Tessuti (music by Bjork, and Fred Frith)
Angeli, Paulo:
Tessuti (music by Bjork, and Fred Frith)

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


Price: $15.95    




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Astral Colonels (Anthony Pateras / Valerio Tricoli): Good Times in the End Times
Astral Colonels (Anthony Pateras / Valerio Tricoli):
Good Times in the End Times

(Immediata -- Australia )


Price: $15.95    




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Anthony Pateras & Valerio Tricoli worked 7 years transforming pianos, organs, harpsichords, tape machines and synthesizers into an expansive sonic otherworld that celebrates the "End of Times" in three parts; a meticulous and fascinating work.

Bayal & Arnaud Riviere: First Contact
Bayal & Arnaud Riviere:
First Contact

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )


Price: $12.95    




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John Boyle & Aya Onishi of Nihilist Spasm Band with Arnaud Riviere of Textile Orchestra from their first set of unrelenting primal improv at Sonic Protest 2007 in France.

Phosphor (Beins / Dorner / Hayward / Krebs): Phosphor II
Phosphor (Beins / Dorner / Hayward / Krebs):
Phosphor II

(Potlatch -- France )


Price: $17.95    




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Electro-acoustic improv from the Phosphor grouping, an amazing set of musicians who began working together in 2001 and have developed a complex and incredible form of interplay.

Bleak House: Dark Poetry
Bleak House:
Dark Poetry

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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The Norwegian free-improvising trio of prepared pianist Dag-Filip Roaldsnes, alto saxophonist Kim-Erik Pedersen, and percussionist Tore Sandbakken in 14 darkly graceful and succinct works.

Bondi / d'incise / Rodrigues / Chagas / Torres / Moimeme: Brume
Bondi / d'incise / Rodrigues / Chagas / Torres / Moimeme:
Brume

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Extended improvisations using a mix of acoustic and electric instruments from the sextet of Ernesto Rodrigues, d'incise, Cyril Bondi, Abdul Moiemem, Eduardo Chagas, and Nuno Torres.

Boubaker / Rodrigues / Moimem: Le Beau Deviant
Boubaker / Rodrigues / Moimem:
Le Beau Deviant

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Deviant beauty from the trio of Heddy Boubaker (sax), Ernesto Rodrigues (viola) and Abdul Moimeme (prepared electric guitar), dark and sinister improv using extended techniques and a quietly turbulent approach.

Brennan, John Wolf: The Speed Of Dark
Brennan, John Wolf:
The Speed Of Dark

(Leo Records -- UK )


Price: $12.94    




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Solo piano works from Brennan, also performing on arcopiano, pizzicatopiano, sordinopiano, tamburopiano, frampiano, indian harmonium, Irish whistle, Hohner accordion & melodica, Yamaha e-piano.

Bull, Arthur / Heikalo, Daniel : Concentres et amalgames
Bull, Arthur / Heikalo, Daniel :
Concentres et amalgames

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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Arthur Bull (guitars) and Daniel Heikalo (guitars, percussion) in six guitar duets and five other tracks in which the guitars pair up with Heikalo's percussion.

Bull, Arthur / Daniel Heikalo : Derapages a cordes
Bull, Arthur / Daniel Heikalo :
Derapages a cordes

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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The first release by the duo of guitarists Arthur Bull and Daniel Heikalo which is a series of free improvisations that are presented without any editing or post-processing.

Burn / Thomas / Fell: The Middle Distance
Burn / Thomas / Fell:
The Middle Distance

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Unconvention improvisation fueled by the influence of contempary compositions from bassist Simon H. Fell, pianist Philip Thomas, and prepared pianist Chris Burn.

Burr, Anthony / Anthony Pateras: The Long Exhale
Burr, Anthony / Anthony Pateras:
The Long Exhale

(Immediata -- Australia )


Price: $15.95    




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Beautifully slow drifting compositions for clarinet, ARP 2600, piano and prepared piano from the duo of Anthony Burr and Anthony Pateras, drawing on Cage and Feldman in these expansive and tranquil works that create beautiful and quietly exotic sound environments.

Chamber 4 (Vicente / Ceccaldi / Ceccaldi / dos Reis): City Of Light
Chamber 4 (Vicente / Ceccaldi / Ceccaldi / dos Reis):
City Of Light

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $12.95    




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A live concert at Les Soirees Tricot Festival in Paris, France in 2016, dedicated to the "City of Light", from the quartet of Luis Vicente on trumpet, Theo Ceccaldi on violin, Valentin Ceccaldi on cello and Marcelo dos Reis on acoustic guitar and prepared guitar, in music that, like the city, exhibits gorgeous simplicity through intricate sophistication.

Conde, Luis / Fabiana Galante / Frode Gjerstad: Give And Take
Conde, Luis / Fabiana Galante / Frode Gjerstad:
Give And Take

(FMR -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    




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During multi-reedist Frode Gjerstad's tour of South America in 2015 he met with pianist Fabiana Galante and fellow reedist Luis Conde to record these excellent improvisations, all three using unusual and extended techniques to create these 8 captivating dialogs.

Curran, Alvin: TotoAngelica
Curran, Alvin:
TotoAngelica

(Angelica -- Italy )


Price: $12.95    




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Davies  / Bohman / Patterson / Wastell: For Hugh Davies
Davies / Bohman / Patterson / Wastell:
For Hugh Davies

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $16.95    




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Recordings from early DIY electroacoustic improviser and instrument inventor, the late Hugh Davies, accompanied in live performance by Adam Bohman, Lee Patterson, and Mark Wastell.

Derome, Jean / Malcolm Goldstein / Rainer Wiens: 6 Improvisations
Derome, Jean / Malcolm Goldstein / Rainer Wiens:
6 Improvisations

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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Having worked together in many projects for many years, this is the 1st trio record from Montreal improvisers Jean Derome, Malcolm Goldstein & Rainer Wiens, six free studio improvisations showing the subtle and sophisticated dialog that such long association yields.

Dollshot: Dollshot
Dollshot:
Dollshot

(Underwolf -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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An unusual and thickly strung album bridging dark rock and improvised music from saxophonist Noah Kaplan, bassist and prepared bassis Giacomo Merega, bassist and prepared painist Wes Matthews, and vocalist Rosalie Kaplan.

Donarier's, Matthieu  / Albert van Veenendaal's Planetarium: The Visible Ones
Donarier's, Matthieu / Albert van Veenendaal's Planetarium:
The Visible Ones

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $12.95    




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The duo of French saxophonist Matthieu Donarier and Dutch pianist/prepared pianist Albert van Veenendaal (I Compani), beautifully paced and inventive dialog between two melodic players who embrace both improvisational and compositional styles.

Dorner / Rodrigues / Guerreiro / Momeme: Fabula
Dorner / Rodrigues / Guerreiro / Momeme:
Fabula

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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A live recording from Portugal's Cine-Theatre Curvo-Semedo of the minimal ea-improv quartet of trumpeter Axel Dorner, violist Ernesto Rodrigues, prepared electric guitarist Abdul Moimeme, and Ricardo Guerreiro on computer.

Dumitrescu, Avram, Cutler, Hodgkinson, Hyperion Ensemble: Musique Action
Dumitrescu, Avram, Cutler, Hodgkinson, Hyperion Ensemble:
Musique Action

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


Price: $13.95    




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Evans, Peter Quintet: Destination: Void
Evans, Peter Quintet:
Destination: Void

(More Is More -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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The second release from NY trumpeter Peter Evans Quintet with Ron Stabinsky on piano, Tom Blancarte on bass, Sam Pluta on live electronics, and Jim Black on drums, an epic and amazingly sophisticated album based on Frank Herbert's novel of the same name.

Eventless Plot: Recon
Eventless Plot:
Recon

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )


Price: $17.95    




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The Eventless Plot trio hails from Thessaloniki, Greece, borrowing elements from different genres and aesthetics to build a hybrid of free improv, noise, new electronica, electroacoustic composition and jazz.

Extended Pianos (Fox / Griswold / Pateras): Switch On A Dime
Extended Pianos (Fox / Griswold / Pateras):
Switch On A Dime

(Immediata -- Australia )


Price: $15.95    




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Extended Pianos employ stochastic improvisations, live analogue processing, feedback experiments, atmospheric tape composition, and ultra-physical episodic structures to manipulate prepared piano performances in real time, creating an exceptional and engrossing work.

Fine, Milo Free Jazz Ensemble: Earlier Outbreaks of Iconoclasm (1976-8) [2 CDs]
Fine, Milo Free Jazz Ensemble:
Earlier Outbreaks of Iconoclasm (1976-8) [2 CDs]

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


Price: $19.50    




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An excellent reissue of reedist/drummer/pianist Milo Fine, bringing together material released on Hat Hut in 1976 & '7 ("Hah!" & "The Constant Extension Of Inescapable Tradition") plus his never-issued '78 album "When I Was Five Years Old, I Predicted Your Whole Life".

Foschia / Irmer / Wissel / Goyvaerts: Canaries On The Pole #2
Foschia / Irmer / Wissel / Goyvaerts:
Canaries On The Pole #2

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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The improvising quartet of Canaries on the Pole (Foschia / goyvaerts / Irmer / Wissel) in their second release after their self-titled debut on the Free Elephant label.

Free Jazz Group Wiesbaden: Frictions / Frictions Now
Free Jazz Group Wiesbaden:
Frictions / Frictions Now

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


Price: $15.95    




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Two studio recordings recorded 2 years apart (1969, 1971) of "Frictions", a 6 part work, and the additional 2 part "Frictions Now" from the quartet of Michael Sell (trumpet), Dieter Scherf (sax & winds), Gerhard Konig (guitar & flutes) and Wolfgang Schlick (percussion).

Fujii, Satoko / Natsuki Tamura: Kisaragi
Fujii, Satoko / Natsuki Tamura:
Kisaragi

(Libra -- Japan )


Price: $15.95    




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On their 5th album together, pianist Satoko Fujii and trumpeter Natsuki Tamura push the limits on approach and technique with their instruments, creating otherworldly and captivating improvisations, both players deciding against using "normal instrumental sounds", instead using preparations and textural approaches to create truly unique music.

Furt plus: Equals
Furt plus:
Equals

(psi -- Great Britain )


Price: $18.95    




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The followup to Furt's expanded format as heard on Spin Networks in 2005, in electroacoustic trios with John Butcher, Phil Minton, Rhodri Davies, Ute Wassermann, &c.

Gratkowski / Nabatov / Schmickler: Deployment
Gratkowski / Nabatov / Schmickler:
Deployment

(Leo Records -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Four Allocations, an Artifact, a Cluster, and Instance and a Node form the acoustic and electronic trio of saxophonist Gratkowsi, (prepared) pianist Nabatov and Shmickler on computer.

HMZ (Hubsch / Martel / Zoubek): Drought
HMZ (Hubsch / Martel / Zoubek):
Drought

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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A live performance at the Loft in Cologne, Germany, 2015 from the recording and performing trio of Carl Ludwig Hubsch on tuba & objects, Pierre Yves Martel on viola da Gamba & harmonica, and Philip Zoubek on the prepared piano, restrained yet highly active playing.

Houle, Francois : Au Coeur du Litige [2 CDs]
Houle, Francois :
Au Coeur du Litige [2 CDs]

(Spool -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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Inspired by the ice storm that ravaged large parts of Quebec and Ontario, "Au Coeur du Litige" is a radiophonic work consisting at its core of a series of solo clarinet improvisations.

Hubweber, Paul & Philip Zoubek: Dansaert Variations: Archiduc Concert
Hubweber, Paul & Philip Zoubek:
Dansaert Variations: Archiduc Concert

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


Price: $16.95    




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Digital concert recording made in Brussels at the L'Archiduc from trombonist Paul Hubweber and prepared pianist Philip Zoubek, two generations of players with tremendous empathy and dialog.

IKB: Chelonoidis Nigra
IKB:
Chelonoidis Nigra

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Ernesto Rodrigues leads a 16 piece orchestra of strings, reeds, winds, voice, brass, accordion, electric guitar, electronics and percussion through the elaborately restrained work "Chelodnis Nigra", rewarding the careful listener with fascinating layers of sound.

IKB: Monochrome Bleu Sans Titre
IKB:
Monochrome Bleu Sans Titre

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Referencing the work of French artist and composer Yves Klein, this large group of Creative Sources regulars perform the 4 part Monochrome Bleu Sans Titre, a subtle and rich work of acoustic and electronic improvisation.

Illegal Crowns (Halvorson / Fujiwara / Delbecq / Ho Bynum): Illegal Crowns
Illegal Crowns (Halvorson / Fujiwara / Delbecq / Ho Bynum):
Illegal Crowns

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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A cooperative band of mostly NY improvisers-- Mary Halvorson on guitar, Tomas Fujiwara on drums, Taylor Ho Bynum on cornet & flugelhorn, and French pianist Benoit Delbecq, recording in the studio for a album of uniquely unusual and rewarding compositions from all players.

 
Jackson / Long / Taylor / Tippett:
Four Quartets

(Confront -- Great Britain )


Price: $13.95    




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Clarinetist Tom Jackson and pianist Keith Tippett have worked together since 2001, with bassist Ashley-John Long joining them in improvisation in 2009, adding violist Benedict Taylor that same year in London, here meeting in the studio for 4 subtle and expansive recordings.

Jaeger, Michael / Kerouac: Meets Greg Osby & Philipp Schaufelberger - Outdoors
Jaeger, Michael / Kerouac:
Meets Greg Osby & Philipp Schaufelberger - Outdoors

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Swiss saxophonist Michael Jaeger's quartet Kerouac meets saxophonist Greg Osby and guitarist Phillip Schaufelberger for a set of original compositions played on the outside.

 
Jerman / Salis / Sanna:
KIO GE

(Confront -- UK )


Price: $13.95    




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A collaboration between American sound artist Jeph Jerman and Italian percussionists Paolo Sanna and Giacomo Salis, twelve intriguing short improvisations using extended techniques and lowercase approaches that include minimal textures, field recordings, abstract atmospheres and organic sounds.

Kahn, Jason: Timelines Los Angeles
Kahn, Jason:
Timelines Los Angeles

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Jason Kahn brought Olivia Block, Mark Trayle, and Ulrich Krieger together to create this work for the 2008 Cal Arts Center for Experiments in Art, Information and Technology Festival.

Keszler, Eli: Oxtirn
Keszler, Eli:
Oxtirn

(ESP-Disk -- USA )


Price: $14.00    




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Extreme percussion work from Eli Keszler, mostly solo pieces using a diverse sonic palette, and assisted on 2 tracks by clarinetist Ashley Paul, plus brass player Andrew Fenlon and prepared pianist Sakkiko Mori.

Kontakte Trio (Trevor Taylor / Ian Brighton / Steve Beresford): Kontakte Trio
Kontakte Trio (Trevor Taylor / Ian Brighton / Steve Beresford):
Kontakte Trio

(FMR -- UK )


Price: $14.95    




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An important and well-matched trio of electroacoustic improvisers, and a welcome addition to guitarist Ian Brighton's return to active music life, with Steve Beresford on piano, prepared piano and electronics, and Trevor Taylor (Circuit) on percussion and electronics, six unhurried improvisations of intricate interplay and interchange themed on physics.

Krebs, Annette / Magda Mayas / Anthea Caddy: Thread
Krebs, Annette / Magda Mayas / Anthea Caddy:
Thread

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $14.95    




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Performing on cello, piano, prepared guitar, tapes, and the mixing desk itself, Anthea Caddy, Magda Maya, and Annette Krebs present two improvisations, one from the studio and one live in Boston.

Kruglov / Lapin / Sooaar / Yudanov: Military Space
Kruglov / Lapin / Sooaar / Yudanov:
Military Space

(Leo Records -- UK )


Price: $15.45    




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Russian new music from reed and wind player Alexey Kruglov, in a quartet with Alexey Lapin on piano, Oleg Yudanov on drums, and Estonian guitarist Jaak Sooaar, energetic and unusual improvisation recorded live at Jazz Centre in Yaroslavl, Russia.

Kuchen, Martin : ...And Everything Inside Came Down As Dust
Kuchen, Martin :
...And Everything Inside Came Down As Dust

(Confront -- Great Britain )


Price: $13.95    




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During his residency in Vienna as part of Johannes Heuer's "Vor Anker", Kuchen recorded these curious solo works using saxophone and preparations, 6 pieces of understated intent using unconventional approaches rewarding the active listener.

Lauzier / Martel: Sainct Laurens
Lauzier / Martel:
Sainct Laurens

(&Records -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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Sparse but detailed improvisational journeys from the long-running duo of saxophonist Philippe Lauzier and bassist/electronic artist Pierre-Yves Martel.

Leandre, Joelle, Quentin Sirjacq: Out of Nowhere
Leandre, Joelle, Quentin Sirjacq:
Out of Nowhere

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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An engaging encounter between bassist Leandre and pianist Sirjacq, delicate yet intense interaction from two sophisticated & listening players from different generations.

Lettow, Gunnar / Korhan Erel: Bad Falling Bostel
Lettow, Gunnar / Korhan Erel:
Bad Falling Bostel

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Taking their name from the German Town Bad Fallingbostel, this album collects recordings from the 3 year collaboration of these two improvising sound artists: Gunnar Lettow on prepared bass guitar, electronics & objects; and Korhan Erel on computer & controllers.

Lyall, Chick / David Garrett: Green Room
Lyall, Chick / David Garrett:
Green Room

(FMR -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.95    




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The 3rd release from the duo of Chick Lyall (piano, violin, synthesizers, modules, computer) and David Garrett (drums, percussion, prepared piano, zither, electronics) in an inventive set of pieces that use a "kitchen-sink" approach to creating mesmerizing and inexplicable music.

MacLean, Steve & Chris Cutler: Year of the Dragon
MacLean, Steve & Chris Cutler:
Year of the Dragon

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


Price: $15.95    




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Instrumental and song work from Chris Cutler (Henry Cow, &c.) and Steve MacLean (Dr. Nerve) with Julie Thompson as vocalist, subtle non-linear songs created using unusual processes.

MacLean, Steve: Frog Bug Guitar Computer
MacLean, Steve:
Frog Bug Guitar Computer

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


Price: $15.95    




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Beautiful studio works created by Steve MacLean (Dr. Nerve) using guitar and field recordings from the water's edge of frogs, bugs, birds, and pond ambiance.

Maclean, Steve: GPS
Maclean, Steve:
GPS

(Recommended Records -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Steve MacLean's 5-piece ensemble perform complex, composed polyrhythmic pieces interspersed with atmospheric improvisations for guitar, bass, keyboard, percussion and various objects.

Malaby's, Tony TubaCello: Scorpion Eater
Malaby's, Tony TubaCello:
Scorpion Eater

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $12.95    




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NY saxophonist Tony Malaby's latest album was recorded with his most consistent collaborators--tubist Dan Peck, cellist Christopher Hoffman, and drummer/percussionist John Hollenbeck--in an album of energetic improv with a unique timbral configuration.

Martel, Pierre-Yves: Engagement & Confrontation
Martel, Pierre-Yves:
Engagement & Confrontation

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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A solo session of Pierre-Yves Martel on prepared double bass with no over-dubs or post-processing.

Martins, Luis Jose: Tentos - Invencoes E Encantamentos
Martins, Luis Jose:
Tentos - Invencoes E Encantamentos

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )


Price: $12.95    




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Luis Jose Martins uses classical guitar, prepared guitar, electronics, and percussion in a solo album of incredible detail and lyrical, beautiful playing of original compositions that blend his playing with modern techniques and electronics into melodic masterpieces, performed in the natural resonance of the church of the convent of S. Bento in Avis.

Mazurek, Rob (w/ Takara / Granado / Rohrer / Somervell): Chants and Corners
Mazurek, Rob (w/ Takara / Granado / Rohrer / Somervell):
Chants and Corners

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $14.95    




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With members of Sao Paulo Underground, Pharoah and The Underground, and Chicago Underground, cornetist/electroacoustic artist Rob Mazurek leads a quintet with Mauricio Takara (drums), Thomas Rohrer (winds), Philip Somervell (piano) and Guilherme Granado (keys) through a unexpected confluence of styles to create an otherworldly blend of spiritual music.

Mazurek, Rob: Rome
Mazurek, Rob:
Rome

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $12.95    




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Rob Mazurek solo works are brilliant displays of honest, lyrical and emotional playing, here recording in Rome for Radio Roma, bringing the cornet to the foreground, starting with a piece only on the horn, then adding electronics, piano, and prepared piano for a set of ethereal and spiritual improvisations that are not bound by any specific genre.

McAuley, Jim: Gongfarmer 36
McAuley, Jim:
Gongfarmer 36

(Long Song Records -- Italy )


Price: $14.95    




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A collection of solo recordings by acoustic guitarist Jim McAuley, an improviser who redefines the classic instrument and whose music embodies aspects of jazz, blues, folk, and contemporary classic.

McAuley, Jim: The Ultimate Frog
McAuley, Jim:
The Ultimate Frog

(Drip Audio -- Canada )


Price: $18.95    




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Guitarist and string player Jim McAuley's "The Ultimate Frog" is a double album made up of duets with artists Leroy Jenkins, Nels Cline, Ken Filiano, and Alex Cline.

Minafra, Pino Sud Ensemble : Sudori
Minafra, Pino Sud Ensemble :
Sudori

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )


Price: $15.95    




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"Sudori is, simply put, an avant-jazz rollercoaster with blues, Dixieland, circus music, and free improvisation all tumbling in your stomach with strong Italian herbs and spices. Trumpeter Pino Minafra is accompanied by his Sud Ensemble...

Muche / Zoubek / Tang: Excerpts From Anything
Muche / Zoubek / Tang:
Excerpts From Anything

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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An acoustic trio using ea approaches in a set of distinct tracks using trombone, prepared piano and double bass, a fascinatingly diverse set of improvisations that alternately lull and jar the listener.

Nanoschlaf: Die Trockene Familie
Nanoschlaf:
Die Trockene Familie

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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The trio of bassist Achim Tang, prepared pianist Philip Zoubek, and trombonist Matthias Muche extended with Sven Hahne on computer and Christian Thome on drums and electronics in a freely improvised electroacoustic album of subtle pacing and diverse approaches, with many of the rhythmic elements imparting a gamelan feeling.

New Winds: Digging It Harder From Afar
New Winds:
Digging It Harder From Afar

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )


Price: $15.95    




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Niggenkemper, Pascal Vision 7: Lucky Prime
Niggenkemper, Pascal Vision 7:
Lucky Prime

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $12.95    




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NY based German-French bassist Pascal Niggenkemper in a European septet with reedist Frank Gratkowski, pianist Eve Risser, violist Frantz Loriot, vibraophonist Els Vandeweyer, voicals Emilie Lesbros, and drummer Christian Lillinger recording at the Loft, Cologne.

Niggenkemper, Pascal: 7eme Continent: Talking Trash
Niggenkemper, Pascal: 7eme Continent:
Talking Trash

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $14.95    




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With 2 clarinetists--Joris Ruhl and Joachim Badenhorst--and 2 prepared pianists--Eve Risser and Philip Zoubek--plus flutist Julian Elvira, leader/bassist Pascal Niggenkemper explores his "different twins" concept in 9 uniquely orchestrated and impressive improvisations.

Nilsson / Sandell / Strid: Beam Stone
Nilsson / Sandell / Strid:
Beam Stone

(psi -- Great Britain )


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This versatile trio combine influences from the free improv, ea-improv, noise, ambient and contemporary art scenes into an original sound language.

Nos Phillipe: Shh ... Camille
Nos Phillipe:
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Jonathan Webb and Robert Hopps combine processed field recordings with guitar, turntables, electronics, and found sounds in long form drone-oriented improvisations.

O'Leary / Van Der Schyff / Horvitz: Flux
O'Leary / Van Der Schyff / Horvitz:
Flux

(FMR -- Great Britain )


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Guitarist O'Leary exchanges musical dialogue with drummer/percussionist Dylan van der Schyff and (prepared) pianist Wayne Horvitz over 15 taut improvisations.

Ochs, Larry: The Fictive Five
Ochs, Larry:
The Fictive Five

(Tzadik -- USA )


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West Coast multi-reedist and founding member of the Rova Sax Quartet Larry Ochs leads this impressive free improvising quintet patterned after the New York Contemporary Five, with the superb lineup of Nate Wooley, Harris Eisenstadt, Pascal Niggenkemper, and Ken Filiano.

Parallax (Omenas / Kolbeinsen /  Thorsrud): Live In The UK
Parallax (Omenas / Kolbeinsen / Thorsrud):
Live In The UK

(FMR -- Great Britain )


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Formed in 2008 the Norwegian trio of trumpeter Stian Omenas, guitarist Are Kolbeinsen and drummer Ulrik Thorsrud draws on influences including Asian folk musics, trad jazz, & abstract soundscapes.

Parker, Evan: Hasselt
Parker, Evan:
Hasselt

(psi -- Great Britain )


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Three open improvisations recorded in concert at Kunstencentrum Belgie Hasselt, Belgium in 2010 by sub-groups from the Electrocacoustic Ensemble, plus an extended performance by the whole ensemble.

Ratsimandresy, Nadia & Matteo Ramon Arevalos: Messiaen Et Autour De Messiaen For Onde Martenot And P
Ratsimandresy, Nadia & Matteo Ramon Arevalos:
Messiaen Et Autour De Messiaen For Onde Martenot And Piano

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


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Exploring the many voices of the extraordinary electronic instrument onde Martinot with works by Olivier Messiaen, N'Guyen Thien Dao, Jacques Charpentier & Tristan Murail.

Reis / Vicente / Ceccaldi / Ceccaldi: Chamber 4
Reis / Vicente / Ceccaldi / Ceccaldi:
Chamber 4

(FMR -- Great Britain )


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A beautiful example of creative chamber jazz from the Portugese quartet of Marcelo dos Reis (acoustic guitar, prepared guitar, voice), Valentin Ceccaldi (cello, voice), Luis Vicente (trumpet), and Theo Ceccaldi (violin) performing live at Lx Factory in 2013.

Riedl, Josef Anton : Klangregionen 1951-2007
Riedl, Josef Anton :
Klangregionen 1951-2007

(Edition Rz -- Germany )


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Two CD set of electronic and concrete compositions from German composer Riedl, with recordings from Siemens-Studio for elektronische Musik and Studio for konkrete Musik.

Rieman / Dalaba / Dempster: Lung Tree
Rieman / Dalaba / Dempster:
Lung Tree

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


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Risser / Duboc / Perraud: En Corps
Risser / Duboc / Perraud:
En Corps

(Dark Tree Records -- France )


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Frequent collaborators bassist Benjamin Duboc and drummer Edward Perraud, known from The Fish, Nuts, Abdelhai Bennani Trio, &c, join with prepared and unprepared pianist Eve Risser for two extended, intense and excursive improvisations.

 

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