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Rock In Opposition (R.I.O.)


 
Drake, Bob: The Room In The Tower
Drake, Bob:
The Room In The Tower

(Crumbling Tones -- UK )


Price: $14.95    




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A great set of 11 succinct songs and instrumentals from multi-instrumentalist, prog icon Bob Drake of Thinking Plague, The Science Group, VRIL, and Peter Blegvad fame, vignettes that play with pop formats in insidious ways around recurring Drake themes including a Planet of Dogs, three rustic tales, and a perturbing room in the tower, all noted in a colored foldout poster with lyrics.

Durrant, Phil / Daniel Thompson: Live / Studio <i>[Used Item]</i>
Durrant, Phil / Daniel Thompson:
Live / Studio [Used Item]

(Bead -- UK )


Price: $10.00    




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The improvising string duo of stalwart London improvisers, Daniel Thompson on acoustic guitar and Phil Durrant on the octave mandola, are heard in two settings of texturally rich, intricate interactions, first at Cafe OTO in 2022 for an extended improvisation, then at Cable Street Studios two months later for six succint, impressively diverse dialogs.

Surplus 1980: Illusion of Consistency [VINYL + CD + DOWNLOAD]
Surplus 1980:
Illusion of Consistency [VINYL + CD + DOWNLOAD]

(Surplus Industries -- USA )


Price: $19.95    




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Composed using an "exquisite corpse" method during the pandemic, where each player provided a partially complete track with instructions to expand their concept, enlisting an incredible set of musicians across the US & Europe, directed by Moe! Staiano, including Jesse Quattro, Fred Frith, Carla Kihlstedt, GW Sok, Amy X Neuburg, Darren Johnston, &c &c.

Frith, Fred: Guitar Solos/Fifty [VINYL 2 LPs]
Frith, Fred:
Guitar Solos/Fifty [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Week-End Records -- Germany )


Price: $58.95    




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While still a member of Henry Cow, guitarist Fred Frith released his first solo album simply titled Guitar Solos in 1974, a remarkable album of expression through preparations, treatments and effects; 50 years later Frith expands on that album with new compositions using a similar setup as the original, paired in this 2-LP release with the remastered original album.

Cassiber: The Cassiber Box redux [6 CDs, 1 DVD and Book]
Cassiber:
The Cassiber Box redux [6 CDs, 1 DVD and Book]

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


Price: $64.95    




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Reissuing the 2013 box set of the 1980s UK/Euro improvising rock band Cassiber, including their 4 remastered studio albums + 2 additional CDs, a 2 hour DVD, and a 32-page color book, revealing an amazing band merging experimental rock, fringe jazz, punk, pop, plunderphonics, improvisation, & musique concrete with an energetic and complex form of studio composition - superb!

Eclectic Maybe Band: Bars Without Measures
Eclectic Maybe Band:
Bars Without Measures

(Discus -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Creating structured works from real time improvisations, Guy Seger's (Univers Zero) large ensemble of absolutely impressive players breaks down to smaller grouping to record the layers of each piece, which Seger then uses as raw material for each finished piece, as elements of rock, jazz, composed, and experimental forms merge into accomplished and engaging compositions.

Cutler, Chris: Compositions And Collaborations 1972-2022: In A Box [10 CD / DVD / BOOKLET BOX SET]
Cutler, Chris:
Compositions And Collaborations 1972-2022: In A Box [10 CD / DVD / BOOKLET BOX SET]

(Recommended Records -- UK )


Price: $74.95    




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An amazing collection and reflection on the work of percussionist, composer and connector Chris Cutler of Henry Cow fame and founder of the highly influential Recommended Records label and distribution service, through 10 CDs, 1 DVD and two books of documentation, artwork, photographs, published and unpublished texts in a sturdy box, with over five hours of unreleased materials.

Officer!: Bandagen <i>[Used Item]</i>
Officer!:
Bandagen [Used Item]

(Klanggalerie -- Austria )


Price: $13.00    




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After The Work and his involvement with This Heat, guitarist Mick Hobbs formed Officer!, a shape-shifting RIO band that presented Hobb's unique, amusing and incisive songs, releasing three proper albums and, in 1989, a cassette on the Swiss label No Records that is here reissued, half of the album written for a stage play called Bandagen by Grazia Pergoletti.

Officer!: Bandagen
Officer!:
Bandagen

(Klanggalerie -- Austria )


Price: $17.95    




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After The Work and his involvement with This Heat, guitarist Mick Hobbs formed Officer!, a shape-shifting RIO band that presented Hobb's unique, amusing and incisive songs, releasing three proper albums and, in 1989, a cassette on the Swiss label No Records that is here reissued, half of the album written for a stage play called Bandagen by Grazia Pergoletti.

Skumsnes Moe, Guro / Philippe Petit: Guro Skumsnes Moe & Philippe Petit
Skumsnes Moe, Guro / Philippe Petit:
Guro Skumsnes Moe & Philippe Petit

(Public Eyesore -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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Bringing together two noise improvisers and experimenters, Guro Skumsnes Moe from Sult and MoE performing on octabass & electric bass, and Philippe Petit (who has albums on Aural Terrains, Monotype and Bolt) performing on synthesizer and turntables, both also providing vocal utterance, for two thick journeys of twisted, diverse and often deep sonics bridged by an abstract interlude.

Pere Ubu: Trouble On Big Beat Street
Pere Ubu:
Trouble On Big Beat Street

(Cherry Red -- E.U. )


Price: $18.95    




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The 19th Pere Ubu album brings members from the history and offshoots of the band that initiated in Cleveland with vocalist David Thomas, melded with members Keith Moline and Andy Diagram from Pale Boys, legendary drummer Chris Cutler (Wooden Birds & Pere Ubu), clarinetist & guitarist Alex Ward and bassist Michel Templem, for 17 wide-ranging songs, often eccentric, but always uniquely Ubu.

Drake, Bob : Legendary Lore Of The Holy Wells Of England
Drake, Bob :
Legendary Lore Of The Holy Wells Of England

(Recommended Records -- UK )


Price: $16.95    




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A unique exposition of an 1893 text by Robert Charles Hope exploring the legends of England's "holy wells", the water of which was purported to have healing properties, adapted to atmospheric songs by Drake and performed on a 1940 Hammond model BC organ and a Challen upright piano; delicate and descriptive songs that detail the legends and the hope they inspired.

Koenjihyakkei: Nivraym Revisted [VINYL COLORED 2 LPs]
Koenjihyakkei:
Nivraym Revisted [VINYL COLORED 2 LPs]

(Skin Graft Records -- Japan/USA )


Price: $43.95    




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Originally released in 2001 on the Magaibutsu label, the 3rd studio album from Japan's Koenjihyakkei led by drummer/vocalist Yoshida Tatsuya energetically blends progressive rock, chamber rock, fusion and composed forms, here revisited for the 2nd time with the 2009 expanded reissue remixed again with new additions, plus three bonus tracks from a 2020 concert.

Koenjihyakkei: Nivraym Revisted
Koenjihyakkei:
Nivraym Revisted

(Skin Graft Records -- Japan/USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Originally released in 2001 on the Magaibutsu label, the 3rd studio album from Japan's Koenjihyakkei led by drummer/vocalist Yoshida Tatsuya energetically blends progressive rock, chamber rock, fusion and composed forms, here revisited for the 2nd time with the 2009 expanded reissue remixed again with new additions, plus three bonus tracks from a 2020 concert.

Henry Cow: Glastonbury, Chaumont, Bilbao And The Lions Of Desire
Henry Cow:
Glastonbury, Chaumont, Bilbao And The Lions Of Desire

(ReR Megacorp -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Expanding on the history of Henry Cow in new recordings discovered after the 19-CD Cow Redux box, including: a well-recorded concert at the the first Glastonbury Fayre in 1972, the earliest recordings of the quartet of Martin Ditcham, Fred Frith, John Greaves and Tim Hodgkinson; a 1978 grouping with Phil Minton; unrecorded compositions from 1977 in Bilbao; and a 1976 Chaumont Concert.

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

(ReR Megacorp -- UK )


Price: $17.95    




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

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

(Ultragash -- Japan )


Price: $16.80    




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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.

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

(Amalgam -- USA )


Price: $6.00    




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

Rose, Jon / Chris Abrahams: Peggy
Rose, Jon / Chris Abrahams:
Peggy

(Recommended Records -- UK )


Price: $16.95    




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"As Frogworth says in one review: 'Two giants of Australian avant-garde music getting together here, dedicating their record to Australian composer Peggy Glanville-Hicks, whose house in Paddington, Sydney is used for residencies/sabbatic...

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

(Discus -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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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.

Studio Dan / Fred Frith: Rocket Science #1 #5 #8 [CD-EP]
Studio Dan / Fred Frith:
Rocket Science #1 #5 #8 [CD-EP]

(ROS -- Germany )


Price: $9.95    




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Originally commissioned by Music Traditions Inc. for the Paul Dresher Ensemble and premiered at Z Space in San Francisco in 2012, this adaptation of three numbered works by composer, improviser & multi-instrumentalist Fred Frith was part of Studio Dan's homage to Frank Zappa, written using strong rhythmic structuresÊand melodies associated with Frith's voice as a composer.

Frith, Fred Trio: Road [2 CDs]
Frith, Fred Trio:
Road [2 CDs]

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $29.95    




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Taking his Bay Area trio with bassist Jason Hoopes and drummer Jordan Glenn on the "Road", guitarist and improviser Fred Frith first presents the trio itself in a wonderfully diverse extended set at the Week-End Fest in Koln, Germany; then invites trumpeter Susana Santos Silva at Old Cabell Hall in University of Virginia; and then saxophonist Lotte Anker at Altes Kino in Ebersberg, Germany.

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

(Klanggalerie -- Germany )


Price: $22.95    




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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.

Lussier / D'Orion / Kuster / Tetreault : Printemps 2021
Lussier / D'Orion / Kuster / Tetreault :
Printemps 2021

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )


Price: $15.95    




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This mercurial and impressive 2021 Victoriaville Festival concert brought together improvisers from three duos as a quartet: guitarist Rene Lussier, who has a long running duo with turntablist Martin Tetreault; Erick d'Orion on computer and electronics, who also has a experimental sound duo with Tetrault; and frequently collaborator with Lussier, drummer Robbie Kuster.

Brainhack Musicbox (Bobrytsky / Lisovsky / Boldenko): Brownarium
Brainhack Musicbox (Bobrytsky / Lisovsky / Boldenko):
Brownarium

(Brainhack Musicbox -- Ukraine )


Price: $12.95    




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Each track named after a mythical Scottish character, the Ukrainian trio of Stanislav Bobrytsky on modular synth, Pavlo Lisovsky on tenor saxophone and Anton Boldenko on viola create a music merging free jazz principles with modular synthetic drone, creating an orchestral sound that still elucidates the detail of their uniquely orchestrated, rich sonic explorations.

Schwerdt, Oliver: Storming Bauhaus [2 CDs]
Schwerdt, Oliver:
Storming Bauhaus [2 CDs]

(Euphorium -- Germany )


Price: $16.95    




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Eschewing his many monikers (Birg Borgenthal, Elan Pauer and Ra Ra da Boff) pianist Oliver Schwerdt steps away from EUPHORIUM_freakestra, uses his given name, and takes the stage of the Bauhaus building in Dessau where such legends as Fred van Hove and Alexander von Schlippenbach have played, to record these four exemplary and extended, kinetic & free solo piano improvisations.

Flying Luttenbachers, The: Negative Infinity
Flying Luttenbachers, The:
Negative Infinity

(ugEXPLODE -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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Adhering to the tenets of "Dissonance, Speed, Aggression, Weirdness, and Singularity", Weasel Walter leads his Flying Luttenbachers in their 15th album of no wave, punk jazz & brutal prog, Weasel switching to guitar and yielding the drum chair to Sam Ospovat, as the band rips through ridiculously complex twists and turns, even taking on Albert Ayler's strange '66/'67 musical suites.

Dulin, Tucker / Ben Owen: Cat Guarding Geese
Dulin, Tucker / Ben Owen:
Cat Guarding Geese

(erstwhile -- USA )


Price: $12.00    




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An electroacoustic composition of environment & sound punctuated with subtle percussion and electronic interventions, developed from field recordings, performances on Roosevelt Island, and studio recordings in Brooklyn by the duo of Tucker Dulin on bells, bowl, can, cymbal, lentils, mallet & whistle and Ben Owen on paper mic, speaker boxes, op amps & cassette.

Frith, Fred: Rocking The Boat (Volume 1 Of The Fred Records Story, 2001-2020) [BOX SET]
Frith, Fred:
Rocking The Boat (Volume 1 Of The Fred Records Story, 2001-2020) [BOX SET]

(Recommended Records -- UK )


Price: $74.95    




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The first of three sturdy box sets from innovative guitarist, composer and improviser Fred Frith, here with 8 CDs from the Recommended Records label plus a bonus CD, a thick booklet of artwork, photographs & extensive notes from Frith; albums included are Guitar Solos, Gravity, Cheap at Half the Price, Killing Time, Impur , Middle of the Moment, Keep the Dog; Dropera.

Ex, The: All Corpses  [7" VINYL]
Ex, The:
All Corpses [7" VINYL]

(Superior Viaduct -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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The Ex's first single from the Netherland unique and socially charged band The Ex of Terrie Ex on guitar, G.W. Sok on voice, Ome Geurt on drums and Bas on bass, starting a legacy of intelligent and pointed rock, improvised and experimental music that continues 40 years later, reissued as a 2020 Record Store Day release on colored 7" vinyl.

Hayward, Charles : Crossfade Estate
Hayward, Charles :
Crossfade Estate

(Klanggalerie -- E.U. )


Price: $17.95    




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Recorded in 2005 with an ensemble of like-minded instrumentalists and then edited and collaged for the next year and a half, this was a project of Charles Hayward during his time at The Albany in Deptford, London, using their digital recording suite to create a large work using a variety of strategies and developed in a dramatic story form, issued here for the 1st time.

Falzone, J.P.A. / Morgan Evans-Weiler: Chordioid [2 CDs]
Falzone, J.P.A. / Morgan Evans-Weiler:
Chordioid [2 CDs]

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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2 CDs of works for violin, piano & vibraphone, composed and performed by two young American composers and members of the ensemble Ordinary Affects, who have recorded music by the Jurg Frey, Magnus Granberg, Michael Pisaro, Eva Maria Houben, &c.; the 1st disc presents the Feldman-esque work of JPA Falzone, while the 2nd contains an exquisite new work by Morgan Evans-Weiler.

ZNR: The ZNRarchive Box [4 CDs]
ZNR:
The ZNRarchive Box [4 CDs]

(Recommended Records -- UK )


Price: $45.95    




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ZNR, the French trio of Hector Zazou, Joseph Racaille, and Patrick Portella, in a deluxe box set combining both of the official ZNR releases, "Barricades III" and "Traite de Mechanique Populaire" along with 2 CDs of additional released and unreleased material and a book of memories, histories, reflections, photographs, documents, interviews and other memorabilia.

Hodgkinson, Tim: Under The Void
Hodgkinson, Tim:
Under The Void

(Recommended Records -- UK )


Price: $16.95    




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Three dynamic works for contemporary classical composition from Henry Cow founder Tim Hodgkinson, composed and assembled using a variety of techniques including live performance, in ensembles that include Hyperion Ensemble, Chris Cutler on percussion, Angharad Davies on violin, Mark Sanders on percussion and Yoni Silver on bass clarinet; extraordinary!

Drake, Bob: The Gardens of Beastley Manor
Drake, Bob:
The Gardens of Beastley Manor

(Recommended Records -- UK )


Price: $16.95    




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Bob Drake takes his listeners on a 22 piece instrumental journey through a "Beastley" garden of confident melodic foundation anBob Drake takes his listeners on a 22 piece instrumental journey through a "Beastley" garden of confident melodic foundation and experimental forays, captured by day and night, a tour de force of conception and execution.

Henry Cow: The Henry Cow Box Redux: The Complete Henry Cow [17 CDs, 1 DVD, 250pg Book]
Henry Cow:
The Henry Cow Box Redux: The Complete Henry Cow [17 CDs, 1 DVD, 250pg Book]

(Recommended Records -- UK )


Price: $89.95    




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The ultimate Henry Cow collection bringing together all of the 40th anniversary releases of this influential and innovative band, with all the remastered studio CDs, live CDs, Bonus CD, DVDs and booklets from each prior box, plus an additional 60 page booklet of band commentaries, pictures and other documents prepared specifically for this release, all in a sturdy & handsome box.

Electro-Phonic Art Trio (Casserley / Wachsmann / Taylor): Through The Rings Of Saturn
Electro-Phonic Art Trio (Casserley / Wachsmann / Taylor):
Through The Rings Of Saturn

(FMR -- UK )


Price: $14.95    




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Lawrence Casserley on percussion & processing, Philipp Wachsmann on violin, and Trevor Taylor on percussion & electronics, use the rings of Saturn as their guide in 2 recordings from Iklectick Arts Lab in London, and 3 recordings in the studio, using the mass of the moons around the rings as the durations of each track; subdued yet deeply spacious, superb interaction.

Zetterberg, Torbjorn & The Great Question: Live
Zetterberg, Torbjorn & The Great Question:
Live

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Caught live at Jazzklubb Fasching in his home of Stockholm, Swedish bassist Torbjorn Zetterberg's The Great Question band with Susana Santos Silva on trumpet, Mats Aleklint on trombone, Jonas Kullhammar on saxophone & flute, Alberto Pinton on reeds, and Jon Falt on drums, perform 6 inventive compositions in an amazing concert of modern, upbeat, innovative jazz.

Eclectic Maybe Band: Reflections In A Moebius Ring Mirror
Eclectic Maybe Band:
Reflections In A Moebius Ring Mirror

(Discus -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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The second album of this Guy Segers (Univers Zero) project in an eclectic ensemble of improvisers, rock musicians and experimenters, a genre-defying project of primarily instrumental work with interventions of song, merging acoustic & electric instruments with electronics, live improvisation with studio manipulation, to find new forms of mesmerizing music.

Edelin, Michel Quintet w/ John Greaves: Echoes Of Henry Cow
Edelin, Michel Quintet w/ John Greaves:
Echoes Of Henry Cow

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $16.95    




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Including musicians involved with the Canterbury scene (Sophia Domancich), Magma (Simon Goubert) and Henry Cow's own John Greaves narrating, French flutist Michel Edelin's Quintet takes on the music of Rock in Opposition legendary band Henry Cow, ten inventive "echoes" of their music as it has transformed performers and listeners over time; exceptional.

Hayward, Charles : (Begin Anywhere)
Hayward, Charles :
(Begin Anywhere)

(Klanggalerie -- Austria )


Price: $17.95    




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This Heat and Camberwell Now drummer, songwriter, vocalist, experimenter and sociological observer Charles Hayward steps away from his drums for an intimate album of song, performing on piano with minimal accompaniment as he presents new songs and new versions of songs including pieces from Camberwell Now; powerfully fragile, insightful, fascinating.

Kawabata, Makoto / Geoff Leigh: Spatial Roots
Kawabata, Makoto / Geoff Leigh:
Spatial Roots

(Acid Mothers Temple -- Japan )


Price: $12.95    




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A live recording of the first encounter between Henry Cow/Radar Favourites/Ex-Wise Heads reed, wind and electronic artist Geoff Leigh and Acid Mother Temple guitarist and solo artist Kawabata Makoto, performing at Urbanguild, in Kyoto, Japan, in 2014 for a set of electronic, psychedelic improvisation of great detail using a vast arsenal of experimental approaches.

Leigh, Geoff / Makoto Kawabata /  Aogu Tanimoto: Live At Delsol Cafe
Leigh, Geoff / Makoto Kawabata / Aogu Tanimoto:
Live At Delsol Cafe

(Acid Mothers Temple -- Japan )


Price: $12.95    




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Acid Mothers Temple guitarist Kawabata Makoto meets Henry Cow wind player, percussionist and sound artist Geoff Leigh, with Aogu Tanimoto on violin & synth, as they are captured live at Delsol Cafe, in Yahata, Japan, performing a spiritually psychedelic five-part improvisation merging acoustic and electronic instruments in unorthodox and fascinating ways.

Stop Motion Orchestra: Lightworks
Stop Motion Orchestra:
Lightworks

(Megaphone / Knock 'Em Dead -- USA )


Price: $11.95    




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Fitting squarely in the Rock In Opposition mold, Stop Motion Orchestra is an Austin, Texas-based instrumental chamber rock band orchestrated with sax, violin, guitar, synth-bass, drums, here in their second album bringing a bright and melodic force that reminds of Hamster Theatre, Debile Menthol or L'Ensemble Raye; sophisticated, charming and knowledgeable music.

Drake, Bob: L'isola Dei Lupi
Drake, Bob:
L'isola Dei Lupi

(ReR Megacorp -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and song-writer Bob Drake's 10th album, an unusual and quirky journey through rock, RIO, and prog references, exploring the "The island of the Lupi" through a strange set of songs, a showcase for Drake's immense skills and enigmatic curiosity in 16 miniatures of descriptive passages, brilliant playing and exceptional production.

Blegvad, Peter : Bandbox [6 CD BOX SET]
Blegvad, Peter :
Bandbox [6 CD BOX SET]

(Recommended Records -- UK )


Price: $79.95    




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Starting with Blegvad's "Downtime" LP, this box traces the evolution of the Peter Blegvad Trio into a quintet with Karen Mantler and Bob Drake, released in a solid box with a double CD of alternate versions, unreleased material and live performances, plus a 72 page book of photographs, memorabilia, drawings, documents and recollections; the ultimate reissue!

Eclectic Maybe Band: The Blind Night Watchers' Mysterious Landscapes
Eclectic Maybe Band:
The Blind Night Watchers' Mysterious Landscapes

(Discus -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Univers Zero bassist Guy Seger brought this eclectic group of improvisers into the studio to develop the music on this genre-defying album, informed by a sextet of musicians who have performed and recorded with projects and artists including Vanishing Pictures, X-Legged Sally, Wrong Object, Tony Levin, Tony Bianco, Paul Schutze, Trevor Watts, Zeena Parkins, Jim O'Rourke, &c.

ZNR: Traite De Mecanique Populaire
ZNR:
Traite De Mecanique Populaire

(Recommended Records -- UK )


Price: $16.95    




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French composer and producer Hector Zazou's 2nd and last release with a "most exquisite and eccentric of groups, who hardly touched the world of working bands, and whose existence was tenuous, flickering, mythological - and yet who managed, stealthily, to find its way in time to legendary status by leaving an indelible trace in recorded form of their verifiable existence."

Frith, Fred / Hardy Fox: A Day Hanging Dead Between Heaven And Earth
Frith, Fred / Hardy Fox:
A Day Hanging Dead Between Heaven And Earth

(Klanggalerie -- Austria )


Price: $17.95    




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Fred Frith's solo career started on the West Coast Ralph Records label, home of The Residents; Frith met Residents front man Hardy Fox in passing in 1991, making recordings on a Pacific beach using Fox's Walkman, which they brought to a multi-track studio to record the basis for an ultimately unreleased album, now revived decades later as Fox rediscovered this fascinating material.

Afrit Nebula (Edwards / Edwards / Harris): Triality
Afrit Nebula (Edwards / Edwards / Harris):
Triality

(FMR -- UK )


Price: $14.95    




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A mix of Afro-Cuban, Middle Eastern, jazz and rock traditions fuel the rich rhythmic and spiritual music of the trio of Elaine Edwards (The Moors) on saxophone and flute, Ken Edwards on bass and voice, and Jamie Harris on percussion and voice, referencing the powerful Arabian mythical demon "Afrit" and the insterstellar clouds of dust that make up a nebula.

Blegvad, Peter : Go Figure
Blegvad, Peter :
Go Figure

(Recommended Records -- UK )


Price: $16.95    




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Peter Blegvad expands his trio with Henry Cow alumni, drummer Chris Cutler and bassist John Greaves, this time with Karen Mantler on keys and chordal instruments, and Bob Drake on guitar, voice and percussion, reworking songs from his solo career and work with Slapp Happy, alongside new numbers of classic Blegvad wordplay, wit, depth and humor; like the label, Recommended!

Third Coast Ensemble: Wrecks
Third Coast Ensemble:
Wrecks

(RogueArt -- Austria )


Price: $16.95    




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Merging France's Nautilis Ensemble with musicians from Chicago created this large improvising orchestra, here in a new suite composed by Rob Mazurek and dedicated to Great Lake Michigan and the devestation of thousands of shipwrecks over many centuries, using historical data, first hand accounts of shipwrecks off both shores, magical realism and steampunk aesthetics.

Camarasa, Xavier / Jean-Marc Foussat: Dans les Courbes
Camarasa, Xavier / Jean-Marc Foussat:
Dans les Courbes

(Fou Records -- France )


Price: $13.95    




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Matching two distinct keyboards--Xavier Camarasa's piano with Jean-Marc Foussat's synthi AKS--two improvisers present two extended works roughly translating to "The Immensity of The Instincts" and "There, or all is water ...", contrasting between melodic and otherworldly sounds, a complex tapestry that guides and excites the listener in an unusual convergence.

Mind Games (Niescier / Maroney / Ilgenfritz / Drury): Ephemera Obscura
Mind Games (Niescier / Maroney / Ilgenfritz / Drury):
Ephemera Obscura

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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A unconventional yet lyrical album of creative jazz from the New York quartet of Angelika Niescier on alto sax, Denman Maroney on hyperpiano, James Ilgenfritz on contrabass, and Andrew Drury on percussion, Maroney's piano preparations and Drury's objects complementing complex time signatures and intricate notated materials that yield lush, beautiful music.

Honkies, The: How Do We Prevent The Advance Of The Desert?
Honkies, The:
How Do We Prevent The Advance Of The Desert?

(Music a la Coque -- Italy )


Price: $9.95    




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From 1987-93 this bizarre UK band took Rock-In-Opposition attitudes on tour in the UK & Europe, presenting their strangely informed approach to improvised rock with a punk attitude, fueled by dual saxes from Kathy Hulme & Caroline Kraabel, trumpeter Andy Diagram, and drummer Re Harrison, as heard on this reissue of their wonderfully weird 2nd album.

Kovac, Boris: Anamnesis: Ecumenical Mysteries
Kovac, Boris:
Anamnesis: Ecumenical Mysteries

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )


Price: $15.95    




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"Anamnesis: Ecumenical Mysteries was Yugoslavian saxophonist/composer Boris Kovac's first release out of Europe (on the Canadian label Disques Victo). It was also his first work recorded in Yugoslavia following the war that forced him t...

Non Credo: Happy Wretched Family
Non Credo:
Happy Wretched Family

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )


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"Superb, simply superb, but also disorienting and disquieting: that's Happy Wretched Family, Non Credo's second album, seven years after Reluctant Hosts. The avant-pop format found on the first LP has evolved into twisted shards of pop ...

Casserley, Lawrence / Jeffrey Morgan: Exoplanets
Casserley, Lawrence / Jeffrey Morgan:
Exoplanets

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Two enounters between UK electroacoustic composer and performer Lawrence Casserly on his Signal Processing Instrument and American free jazz alto saxophonist Jefrrey Morgan, recording both in the studio in Cologne, Germany in 2016, and in concert at The Loft; a rich, subtle, and detailed astronomical encounter blending stellar electronics and responsive extended playing.

Henry Cow: Vol. 10: Vevey 1976 [DVD]
Henry Cow:
Vol. 10: Vevey 1976 [DVD]

(Recommended Records -- UK )


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Part of the Henry Cow boxset, now available for individual purchase, compiled from live recordings, radio transcription, or early recordings, remastered and presented to give a complete look at the history of Henry Cow.

Henry Cow: Vol. 9: Late
Henry Cow:
Vol. 9: Late

(Recommended Records -- UK )


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Part of the Henry Cow boxset, now available for individual purchase, compiled from live recordings, radio transcription, or early recordings, remastered and presented to give a complete look at the history of Henry Cow.

Henry Cow: Vol. 8: Bremen
Henry Cow:
Vol. 8: Bremen

(Recommended Records -- UK )


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Part of the Henry Cow boxset, now available for individual purchase, compiled from live recordings, radio transcription, or early recordings, remastered and presented to give a complete look at the history of Henry Cow.

Henry Cow: Vol. 7: Later and Post-Virgin
Henry Cow:
Vol. 7: Later and Post-Virgin

(Recommended Records -- UK )


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Part of the Henry Cow boxset, now available for individual purchase, compiled from live recordings, radio transcription, or early recordings, remastered and presented to give a complete look at the history of Henry Cow.

Henry Cow: Vol. 4 & 5: Trondheim
Henry Cow:
Vol. 4 & 5: Trondheim

(Recommended Records -- UK )


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Perhaps the most exceptional of the "road' albums from the Henry Cow Box Set, this 1976 Trondheim concert found the band missing bassist John Greaves and singer Dagmar Krauss, so instead of their set list they shut off the lights and gave the audience pure improvisation using EA and concrete approaches, heard in spectacular detail in Bob Drake' remaster.

Henry Cow: Vol. 3: Hamburg
Henry Cow:
Vol. 3: Hamburg

(Recommended Records -- UK )


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Part of the Henry Cow boxset, now available for individual purchase, compiled from live recordings, radio transcription, or early recordings, remastered and presented to give a complete look at the history of Henry Cow.

Henry Cow: Vol. 2: 1974-5
Henry Cow:
Vol. 2: 1974-5

(Recommended Records -- UK )


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Part of the Henry Cow boxset, now available for individual purchase, compiled from live recordings, radio transcription, or early recordings, remastered and presented to give a complete look at the history of Henry Cow.

Henry Cow: Vol. 1: Beginnings
Henry Cow:
Vol. 1: Beginnings

(Recommended Records -- UK )


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Part of the Henry Cow boxset, now available for individual purchase, compiled from live recordings, radio transcription, or early recordings, remastered and presented to give a complete look at the history of Henry Cow.

Farmer, Patrick : Wild Horses Think Of Nothing Else The Sea - Tape Readings [2 CASSETTES + TEXT]
Farmer, Patrick :
Wild Horses Think Of Nothing Else The Sea - Tape Readings [2 CASSETTES + TEXT]

(Winds Measure -- USA )


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During 2012 Patrick Farmer walked half of the Welsh Coast, writing a series of observations, which on this release are read in environmental settings by Antoine Beuger, Jeph Jerman, Bruno Guastalla, Sally Ann McIntyre, Holly Pester, Daniela Cascella, & Michael Pisaro-Liu.

Lindvall, Johan: Solo / Ensemble [2 CDs]
Lindvall, Johan:
Solo / Ensemble [2 CDs]

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Swedish composer and pianist Johan Lindvall in a series of 27 works performed solo or in an ensemble with Vilde Sandve Alnaes (violin), Kristine Tjogersen(clarinet), Jan Martin Gismervik(percussion), Henrik Munkeby Norstebo(trombone), Ina Sagstuen(voice), & Fredrik Rasten(guitar).

Alonso, Edith: Collapse
Alonso, Edith:
Collapse

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )


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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.

Clinamen Trio   (Marion / Di Donato / Berger): Decline
Clinamen Trio (Marion / Di Donato / Berger):
Decline

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Roman philosopher Titus Lucretius Carus named "Clinamen" the unpredictable (in time and space) swerve of atoms falling in the void, which aptly describes the unexpected directions taken in subtle free improvisation from this French trio, led by bassist Louis-Michel Marion, with Jacques Di Donato on clarinet, and Philippe Berger on viola.

Wisseltangcamatta, The: Movements
Wisseltangcamatta, The:
Movements

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Live recordings at LOFT in Cologne, Germany from the trio of George Wissel on prepared saxophone, Achim Tang on doublebass, and Simon Camatta on drums & percussion, performing seven "Movements" that use prodigious technique with reserve and direction, revealing the structure of their work as the pieces build and recede in fascinating ways.

Artaud Beats, The: Logos
Artaud Beats, The:
Logos

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


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After performing at Jean-Herve Peron's 2010 Avant Garde Festival, Yumi Hara (keys, violin & voice), Geoff Leigh (winds & electronics), John Greaves (bass & piano) and Chris Cutler (drums & percussion) present their first studio album mixing open-minded composed and improvised music.

Frith, Fred: Field Days (The Amanda Loops)
Frith, Fred:
Field Days (The Amanda Loops)

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


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Works for dance constructed by guitarist/composer Fred Frith as accompaniment to Amanda Miller's choreography for Nederland Dans Theater in 2011, revisited and revised by Frith into these beautiful pieces, with help from William Wynant, Lotte Anker, Karla Kihlstedt Arditti, &c.

Frith, Fred: Propaganda
Frith, Fred:
Propaganda

(Recommended Records -- USA )


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The long-awaited, missing 2nd side of "Technology of Tears" recorded at Noise NY by Kramer, this album was written for theatre in 1987 using a host of avian and mammalian voices, snippets of unidentified musical material and electroacoustic noise-sculpting, for a dark and amazing album.

Greaves, John / Peter Blegvad / Lisa Herman : Kew Rhone
Greaves, John / Peter Blegvad / Lisa Herman :
Kew Rhone

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


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Taking Rock In Opposition into difficult territory, Peter Blegvad and John Greave's song cycle is a perplexing and rewarding album blending literature with rock and jazz forms, performed in an ensemble including Carla Bley and Michael Mantler; an intricate masterwork.

Vertical Squirrels (Fischlin, Heble, Melville, Warren): Time of the Sign
Vertical Squirrels (Fischlin, Heble, Melville, Warren):
Time of the Sign

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


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An incredibly informed instant-composing ensemble drawing on free jazz and post rock sensibilities with nods to Indian ragas, jazz-inflected minimalism, Zappa-esque bouts of sonic anarchy, and German rock music from the 1970s, captured live at Toronto, Guelph and Hamilton, Canada in 2012.

Cooper, Lindsay : Rarities Volumes 1 & 2
Cooper, Lindsay :
Rarities Volumes 1 & 2

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


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An absolutely essential extension to the late Lindsay Cooper's discography, 2 CDs collecting rare works from projects and groups including recordings with Alfred Harth, Phil Minton, Robert Wyatt, David Thomas, Connie Bauer, Fred Frith, Chris Cutler, &c. &c.

Fauna (Simon Rose / Paul Stapleton): Fauna
Fauna (Simon Rose / Paul Stapleton):
Fauna

(pfmentum -- USA )


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British saxophonist Simon Rose uses extended and evocative techniques in this exceptional set of duos with Paul Stapleton, who plays a Bonsai Sound Sculpture, an assemblage of unusual electronic and acoustic components allowing a wide range of expression.

Cassiber: The Way It Was
Cassiber:
The Way It Was

(Recommended Records -- USA )


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A teaser for the upcoming box set, this collects previously unreleased Cassiber live and studio recordings, fusing energetic experimental rock, punk, pop, fringe jazz, improvisation and more into a radical blend of cutting-edge music.

Remote Viewers, The: City of Nets
Remote Viewers, The:
City of Nets

(Remote Viewers -- Great Britain )


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London's Remote Viewers in their 13th release, quoting W.H. Auden in an album of excellent structured improvisation with David Petts, Caroline Kraabel, Sue Lynch & Adrian Northover (saxes), John Edwards (bass & drums), and Rosa Lynch (keys and percussion).

Cusack, Peter: Sounds From Dangerous Places   (2 CD's + 90 Page Hardback Book)
Cusack, Peter:
Sounds From Dangerous Places (2 CD's + 90 Page Hardback Book)

(ReR -- Great Britain )


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Two CDs and a 90 page hardback book with photos, info and interviews from audio documenter and experimenter Peter Cusak, recording in Chernobyl, The Caspian Oilfields, and various dangerous locations in the UK.

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

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


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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.

Cosa Brava (Frith / Kihlstedt / Parkins): The Letter
Cosa Brava (Frith / Kihlstedt / Parkins):
The Letter

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Cosa Brava is an experimental rock and improvisation quartet formed in March 2008 by multi-instrumentalist and composer Fred Frith, with members Carla Kihlstedt, Zeena Parkins, Shahzad Ismaily, William Winant, &c.

Hayward, Charles: One Big Atom
Hayward, Charles:
One Big Atom

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


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This Heat/Camberwell Now drummer Charles Hayward's latest solo album after a long wait, an incredible and unique journey through drums, electronics and song, personal, pointed and brilliant statements from one or rock's master voices.

Rampersaud / Shaw / Neal / Martin / Krakawiac: Halcyon Science130410
Rampersaud / Shaw / Neal / Martin / Krakawiac:
Halcyon Science130410

(Barnyard -- Canada )


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Intelligent and inspired compositions by saxophonist Evan Shaw and trumpeter Nicole Rampersaud performed with Jean Martin (drums and laptop), Wes Neal (double bass), and Tomasz Krakowiak (percussion).

 

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