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Higgins, Tyler (w / Stevens / Higgins): Blue Mood Higgins, Tyler (w / Stevens / Higgins):
Blue Mood

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Hailing from Atlanta, GA, guitarist Tyler Higgins is also a multi-instrumentalist and composer who merges genres of moody, cinematic music based around folk, blues, jazz and twisted with unusual approaches, aided in his endeavors by drummer Paul Steven and wordless vocalist Ellen Higgins, producing a alluring set of musical narratives.

Maneri / Morris / Maneri: Out Right Now Maneri / Morris / Maneri:
Out Right Now

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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SKIF++ (Carey / van Heumen / Koolwijk): .next SKIF++ (Carey / van Heumen / Koolwijk):
.next

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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This laptop trio create a dense and scurrying sound world of a surprising freeform nature that avoids cliches by combining sound-generation tools for ever-shifting results.

Archer, Martin & Engine Room Favourites: Safety Signal From A Target Town Archer, Martin & Engine Room Favourites:
Safety Signal From A Target Town

(Discus -- UK )

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Saxophonist Martin Archer composed the five works on this, the 3rd release for Engine Room Favorites, his AACM-influenced big band with a tremendous orchestration of horns with drums, vibes, piano and bass, here with their most complex yet melodic and rich release yet, including melodic elements of folk music, powerful rhythms from prog-oriented rock, and free improv and jazz.

Hawkins, Chester: Magnetisk Nord Hawkins, Chester:
Magnetisk Nord

(Intangible Arts -- USA )

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Chester Hawkins' curiosity for Denmark resulted in his renting an apartment in central Kobenhavn, bringing along his electronically modified lapsteel guitar, wind and reed instruments, tabletop noise-boxes, mobile synthesizer apps and a shortwave radio, which he joined with field recordings from the capital region, creating this magnificent loveletter to Denmark.

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.

Jack & Jim Show, The (w/ Pat Thomas): Hearing Is Believing Jack & Jim Show, The (w/ Pat Thomas):
Hearing Is Believing

(Boxholder -- USA )

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The inimitable Chad & Jimmy Carl Black's 17th(!) release of eclectic, odd and fun rock forms, country blues, jazz, bluegrass, native American Indian music and folk rock.

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

(Recommended Records -- UK )

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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."

Rota, Nino: Amarcord Rota, Nino:
Amarcord

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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A reissue of "Amarcord Nino Rota", a tribute album assembled by producer Hal Willner, originally released by Hannibal Records in 1981, with interpretations of classic soundtrack compositions by the Italian composer from Jaki Byard, Bill Frisell, Steve Lacy, Muhal Richard Abrams, Carla Bley, Gary Windo, David Amram, George Adams, Kenny Barron, Ron Carter, &c.

Metal Chaos Ensemble: Syncretic Discipline Metal Chaos Ensemble:
Syncretic Discipline

(Evil Clown -- USA )

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PEK and Yuri Zbitnov lead the Metal Chaos Ensemble, here in a septet rendering of this Boston-area free improvising group that embraces an impressive arsenal of percussive, electronic and acoustic instruments, using unique strategies to yield densely active and eerily surreal music, an incredible excursion through experimental improvisation.

Surruralists, Les (Bull / Normand / Grossman / Jacques / Berirau): La Way Qu'a Do Surruralists, Les (Bull / Normand / Grossman / Jacques / Berirau):
La Way Qu'a Do

(Tour de Bras -- France )

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Slyly crossing modern improv and EAI approaches in a surreal take on early bottleneck, banjo and slide blues styles from the Quebec quintet of Arthur Bull on harmonica, voice, guitar & electronics, Eric Normand on banjo, voice & bass, Ben Grossman on "old wheel", Anne-Francoise Jacques on engines, and Gabriel Rochette on trombone; sincere and eccentric.

Chadbourne, Eugene Contemporary Rock Band: Eugene's Treat Area Chadbourne, Eugene Contemporary Rock Band:
Eugene's Treat Area

(Chadula -- USA )

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Eugene Chadbourne's Contemporary Rock Band is a trio with bassist Jair-Rohm Parker Wells of Machine Gun fame, electronic harmonica master Steven De Bruyn of El Fish and The Rhythm Junks, and Doc Chad himself on electric & acoustic guitars, banjo and voice, in a well-recorded studio album of covers that range from rock, pop, psych, experimental, blues, and a unique cover of "Monk's Dream".

Chadbourne, Eugene Contemporary Rock Band: Sounds Of The Now Generation Chadbourne, Eugene Contemporary Rock Band:
Sounds Of The Now Generation

(Chadula -- USA )

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Doc Chad took his Contemporary Rock Band, here as a quintet with Schroeder on drums, Fisten Titus Waldenfels on fiddle, Jan Fitsen on bass, and Marcello Del Bosco on drums, on a tour of Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Slovenia, Bulgaria, here presenting the best of the tour with recordings of Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, plus a solo piece recorded on a vintage acoustic guitar.

Chadbourne, Eugene: Country All The Way Chadbourne, Eugene:
Country All The Way

(Chadula -- USA )

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A mix of songs and instrumentals, with 11 country classic covers, recorded in the studio and on tour from 2017-2018 in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Slovenia, and Bulgaria, and the UK including one track from Cafe Oto, in the company of Titus Waldenfels (guitar), Thilo Kuhn (keys), Schroeder (drums), Gary Cherwonka (pedal steel) and Steven De Bruyn (harmonica).

Walter, Weasel : Skhiizm Walter, Weasel :
Skhiizm

(ugEXPLODE -- USA )

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Drummer Weasel Walter turns to his love of furious metallic music in this intimidating album of chaotic, noisy skronk rock in a solo album played on guitars, drums and electronics accompanied by distorted grunts that add a disturbing layer to the madness; aggressively skillful and demanding, intended to be played LOUD, with a take-no-prisoners, no-apology attitude.

Hifiklub: E Lisboa Hifiklub:
E Lisboa

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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A collaborative French instrumental rock band led by and with compositions from the core quartet of Anthony Belguise (drums), Jean-Loup Faurat (guitar), Regis Laugier (bass) and Nico Morcillo (guitar), with a list of 22 international guests across 8 songs and instrumentals, including Rafael Toral, Maria Radich, Paulo Furtado, Carlos Zingaro, Rui Carvalho, &c.

Ministry: Just One Fix EP <i>[Used Item]</i> Ministry:
Just One Fix EP [Used Item]

(Sire -- USA )

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Drumplay: Pyramid People <i>[Used Item]</i> Drumplay:
Pyramid People [Used Item]

(Signal Tree -- USA )

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Copernicus: Immediate Eternity <i>[Used Item]</i> Copernicus:
Immediate Eternity [Used Item]

(nevermore -- USA )

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University of Errors: Jet Propelled Photographs <i>[Used Item]</i> University of Errors:
Jet Propelled Photographs [Used Item]

(Cuneiform -- USA )

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Small promo drill in top right of jewel tray, otherwise like new.

"University of Errors is led by guitarist, vocalist, and pataphysical icon Daevid Allen. Daevid was one of the founding members of The Soft Machine (and later the founder ...

Weber, Allen: Hot Shock <i>[Used Item]</i> Weber, Allen:
Hot Shock [Used Item]

(NO LABEL -- USA )

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Grooves with Energy, or Sandunga Jazz Fusion as guitarist and leader Allen Weber describes his mix of jazz rock fusion infused with Latin, Carribeo, Funk, Blues, R & B and Rock.

Bi-Ki?: Quelque Chose Au Milieu Bi-Ki?:
Quelque Chose Au Milieu

(BeCoq -- France )

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The alto sax duet of Jean-Baptiste Rubin and Sakina Abdou sculpt sound material that draws on the acoustic resources of the space within which they play, captured here in various locations in Northern France by the keen ear of saxophonist/conceptualist Jean-Luc Guionnet.

Earnear: earNear Earnear:
earNear

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )

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Intricate interactions in free improv from the Portugese trio of violist Joao Camoes, cellist Miguel Mira (Open Field String Trio, Nuovo Camerata), and pianist Rodrigo Pinheiro (Red Trio), focused on the balance between contrasting counterpoint, polyrhythms and fluid soundscapes.

Leaney, Aaron & Chris Dadge: Continuity Leaney, Aaron & Chris Dadge:
Continuity

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

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The Leaney-Dadge duo has been working together since 2006; this release is taken from a series of weekly sessions in Mount Pleasant, Calgary, using extended instrumentation including trumpet, percussion, zither, recorder, and piano.

Chadbourne, Eugene / Cat Jammers: Invitation To A Jam Session Chadbourne, Eugene / Cat Jammers:
Invitation To A Jam Session

(Chadula -- USA )

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In the 1980's guitarist and eccentric sound artist Eugene Chadbourne started a series of cassettes that ultimately became the LP "Country Music in the World of Islam"; this new and astonishing archive collection culls material from that and blends it in studio collage with live material from Elliot Sharp, Sun City Girls, Jon Rose, phone messages from Derek Bailey, &c &c.

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

(Munster Records, Insulin Addicted Records, Cruditˇs 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.

Killing Spree (Metzger / Daniel / Galichet): Boko Boko Tour Killing Spree (Metzger / Daniel / Galichet):
Boko Boko Tour

(Ayler -- France )

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A heavy album merging free improvisation, blues and rock forms from the French Killing Spree trio of Matthieu Metzger on alto saxophone & electronics, Sylvain Daniel on electric bass & effects, and Gregoire Galichet on drums, living up to the band name in dark malice captured live at Club Soto in Kyoto, Japan during their 2018 Japanese tour; vengeful.

Steidle, Oli & The Killing Popes (Steidle / Mobus / Nicholls / Downes / Donkin): Ego Pills Steidle, Oli & The Killing Popes (Steidle / Mobus / Nicholls / Downes / Donkin):
Ego Pills

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Rapid fire playing and a wicked humor fuels drummer Olie Steidle's album with guitarist Frank Mobus, keyboardists Kit Downes and Dan Nicholls, and bassist Phil Donkin, mashing together electro-jazz, art rock, hardcore and club music into upbeat and twisted music, building up to a narrative "Speed Junky on Funny Human Darts"; insanely embraceable and stunning.

Surplus 1980 Collectiv Ensembl With G.W. Sok : Forget All This Surplus 1980 Collectiv Ensembl With G.W. Sok :
Forget All This

(Music a la Coque -- Italy )

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Surplus 1980 Collectiv Ensembl takes the current members of drummer Moe! Staiano's Surplus 1980 along with associated musicians, including Kyle Bruckmann, John Shiurba, Vicky Grossi, Paul Costuros, &c, with vocals from Dutch vocalist G.W. Sok (The Ex), in an album of avant post-punk rock, sophisticated but determined and pointed music, an unusual hybrid of impressive styles.

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

(RogueArt -- France )

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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.

Ravenstine, Allen : Four Stories Book [BOOK] Ravenstine, Allen :
Four Stories Book [BOOK]

(Recommended Records -- UK )

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The original EML synthesizer player for the unique and forward-thinking Cleveland rock band Pere UBU, Allen Ravenstine presents an illustrated book with four stories written during his touring days and referring to those years, originally published in Cleveland Edition, The ReR Records Quarterly, and The Penguin Book of Rock and Roll Writing.

Electric Bird Noise: Hearn-Roberts-Strong-Watts Electric Bird Noise:
Hearn-Roberts-Strong-Watts

(Silber -- USA )

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Guitarist Electric Bird Noise, aka Brian Lea McKenzie, continues his string of slightly off-center rock albums, primarily instrumental work, this album including a muscular quartet with Jason Hearn on drums, Bradley Wayne Roberts on bass, Steve Strong on drums, plus an Alan Watts narration; 8 dramatic tracks using loops, effects, backward tracking and other aural trickery.

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

(Intangible Arts -- USA )

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

Martel, Frank / L'Ouest Celeste: Ye - Yi - You - Ya <i>[Used Item]</i> Martel, Frank / L'Ouest Celeste:
Ye - Yi - You - Ya [Used Item]

(Monsieur Fauteux -- Canada )

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Mattin : Songbook #5 [VINYL] <i>[Used Item]</i> Mattin :
Songbook #5 [VINYL] [Used Item]

(Disembraining Machine -- Australia )

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

My Cat Is An Alien: Robert Opalio/Maurizio Opalio [VINYL] <i>[Used Item]</i> My Cat Is An Alien:
Robert Opalio/Maurizio Opalio [VINYL] [Used Item]

(Important Records -- USA )

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

Savoldelli, Boris: Biocosmopolitan <i>[Used Item]</i> Savoldelli, Boris:
Biocosmopolitan [Used Item]

(MoonJune -- USA )

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Vocalist Savoldelli in an exquisitely-crafted album of overdubbed vocal work, with help from trumpeter Paolo Fresu and bassist Jimmy Haslip; elaborite harmonies, interlocking rhythms, exultant influences.

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

(Klanggalerie -- Austria )

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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.

Trigger (Greene / Hanes / Edgcomb): Pull Trigger (Greene / Hanes / Edgcomb):
Pull

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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John Zorn invited the trio of guitarist Will Greene, bassist Simon Hanes, and drummer Aaron Edgcomb, to found a new band and play his score books "Bagatelles" and "Apparitions" for his Tzadik label; the trio found common ground merging jazz, experimental and rock forms, forming Trigger and releaseing this album of wonderfully strange creative intent.

Cat in a Bag (Figueira / Fonseca / Clemente / Lucas): Cat in a Bag Cat in a Bag (Figueira / Fonseca / Clemente / Lucas):
Cat in a Bag

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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With 3 members of the sextet Slow is Possible--alto saxophonist Bruno Figueira, guitarist Joao Clemente and drummer Duarte Fonseca--plus bassist Joao Lucas (who has his own trio on Creative Sources), this cat is a genre-mashing band, blurring jazz and rock forms in a very Downtown NY way: open-minded, surprising, articulate, sophisticated, and passionate improv.

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

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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

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

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

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

Blue Sausage Infant: Flight of the Solstice Queens Blue Sausage Infant:
Flight of the Solstice Queens

(Zeromoon -- USA )

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Chester Hawkins' long-running BSI project now based in DC, layering groove based (kraut)rock with unearthly sound sources, plundered samples, and all form of unmentionable sound.

Surplus 1980: Pigeon Obstacle Course Surplus 1980:
Pigeon Obstacle Course

(Dephine Knormal Musik -- Czech Republic )

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Created out of Sleepytime Gorilla Museum and drummer/percussionist Moe Staiano's Mute Socialite, this 7-piece improvising rock band turns rock on it's side in mostly instrumental, energetically complex and twisted rock pieces with acerbic social narrative, the band employing three drummers, bass & two guitars, piano and trumpet from Darren Johnston.

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

(Cort -- USA )

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

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

(Out Of Your Head Records -- USA )

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

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

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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

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

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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

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

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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

Livebatts! Livebatts!:

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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

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

(Long Song Records -- Italy )

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

Astroturf Noise (Harmet / Nagano / Swanson / Martin / Bernstein): Astroturf Noise Astroturf Noise (Harmet / Nagano / Swanson / Martin / Bernstein):
Astroturf Noise

(577 Records -- USA )

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Astroturf Noise is Sam Day Harmet on mandolin, Sana Nagano on violin, Zach Swanson on bass, Billy Martin on percussion, and Sarah Bernstein on violin, living at the intersection of American folk & roots music and free improvisation, using effects and sonic additions in an unusual mix that the quintet makes completely natural and all their own.

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

(Unrock -- Netherlands )

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

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

(Feeding Tube Records -- USA )

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

Hawkins, Chester: Magnetisk Nord <i>[Used Item]</i> Hawkins, Chester:
Magnetisk Nord [Used Item]

(Intangible Arts -- USA )

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Chester Hawkins' curiosity for Denmark resulted in his renting an apartment in central Kobenhavn, bringing along his electronically modified lapsteel guitar, wind and reed instruments, tabletop noise-boxes, mobile synthesizer apps and a shortwave radio, which he joined with field recordings from the capital region, creating this magnificent loveletter to Denmark.

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(Disembraining Machine -- Australia )

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

PYN (Pittard / Yoshida / Nasuno): L'elan Createur <i>[Used Item]</i> PYN (Pittard / Yoshida / Nasuno):
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Following their 2015 album "Songs for children who don't want to sleep", the quartet of Yan Pittard on guitar & oud, Mitsuru Nasuno on bass, Maki Nakano on vocals, and Tatsuya Yoshida on drums present this soundtrack album, which translates to "the creative urge".

Seabrook, Brandon Trio: Convulsionaries [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] <i>[Used Item]</i> Seabrook, Brandon Trio:
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(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Essentially a string trio, guitarist Brandon Seabrook's Trio with upright bassist Henry Fraser and cellist Daniel Levin is anything but typical string fair, blending improvisation with complex composition and rock sensibilities as one of New York's most unique downtown players takes listeners on a diverse and sometimes demented journey through genre and style.

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(Lens Records -- USA )

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Various Artists (including Talibam!): Getting Rid of the Glue [VINYL] Various Artists (including Talibam!):
Getting Rid of the Glue [VINYL]

(Pendu Sound Recordings -- USA )

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First in a series of themed LP dedicated to improv / experimental / & noise music, this LP including Talibam!, Fessenden, Mialessot w/ Daniel Carter, &c.

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

(Monotype -- Poland )

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

Pinhas, Richard / Tatsuya Yoshida: Live In Japan Pinhas, Richard / Tatsuya Yoshida:
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(Magaibutsu -- Japan )

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After the 2014 Rock In Opposition Festival in Japan, Richard Pinhas and Yoshida Tatsuya did a two week tour of Japan; one of the results was this CD compiled from several shows during that tour, an excellent album of improvised electronics and drums from Heldon and Ruins masters.

Gryke Pyje: Collision And Coalescence [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD] Gryke Pyje:
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(Mappa -- Slovokia )

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Composers and performers Jani Hirvonen and Johannes Schebler create a complex universe in sound & melody, a veritable forest of sound referencing global and spiritual environments, using warm instrumental sources, field recordings, world percussion and extended use of the studio in a satisfying series of journeys with a mysteriously transcendental and devotional feeling.

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

Astroturf Noise (Harmet / Nagano / Swanson / Martin / Bernstein): Astroturf Noise  [VINYL] Astroturf Noise (Harmet / Nagano / Swanson / Martin / Bernstein):
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(577 Records -- USA )

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Astroturf Noise is Sam Day Harmet on mandolin, Sana Nagano on violin, Zach Swanson on bass, Billy Martin on percussion, and Sarah Bernstein on violin, living at the intersection of American folk & roots music and free improvisation, using effects and sonic additions in an unusual mix that the quintet makes completely natural and all their own.

Brotzmann, Peter / Lonberg-Holm, Fred: Memories Of A Tunicate Brotzmann, Peter / Lonberg-Holm, Fred:
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(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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While both improvisers were in New York City for the 2019 Vision Festival, multi-reedist and European Free Improv legend Peter Brötzmann met Chicago cellist and electronics artist Fred Lonberg-Holm to record their 3rd album together, their 1st album in the studio a diverse set of incredible concentration, with Brötzmann performing on tenor saxophone, woodwind, and clarinet.

Foussat, Jean-Marc / Daunik Lazro / Evan Parker: Cafe OTO 2020 [2 CDs] Foussat, Jean-Marc / Daunik Lazro / Evan Parker:
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(Fou Records -- France )

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A momentous 2020 concert at London's Cafe OTO, presented in two discs, the 1st with label leader Jean-Marc Foussat in a solo improvisation on synth and voice, the 2nd in a trio with Daunik Lazro on tenor & baritone sax, and Evan Parker on soprano sax, the 2 saxophones weaving and responding to Foussat's remarkable alien soundscapes and vocalization in an immersive extended improvisation.

Mateen, Sabir / Patrick Holmes / Federico Ughi : Survival Situation [VINYL + DOWNLOAD] Mateen, Sabir / Patrick Holmes / Federico Ughi :
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(577 Records -- USA )

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Having played together in a variety of settings, but never as a trio, saxophonist Sabir Mateen, clarinetist Patrick Holmes and drummer Federico Ughi met in a recording studio in Tuscany, Italy to record this album of wide-ranging free improvisation, Mateen's Farfisa playing and vocal declamations bringing a Sun Ra element to the vehement and profound dialog.

Russell, John / Ray Russell / Henry Kaiser / Olle Brice: The Dukes of Bedford Russell, John / Ray Russell / Henry Kaiser / Olle Brice:
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(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Exploring the lineage of the Dukes of Bedford, the Russell lineage in Bedford, England, in groupings of acoustic & electric guitarists John Russell, Ray Russell, and Henry Kaiser along with double bassist Ollie Brice, from duos to quartets, eight Duke "Russells" from 1680 to 2003 are explored through intricate and joyfully creative and technically amazing string improvisations.

Smith, Damon: Whatever Is Not Stone Is Light Smith, Damon:
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(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )

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Taking his title from a poem by Octavio Paz with titles from translations by Lysander Kemp of other Octavio Paz poems, this solo album from double bassist Damon Smith is his definitive statement on the instrument: 23 tracks from 46 seconds to 5 minutes 50, developed over 15 years and displaying Smith's incredible technique and creative intent; incomparable.

Jerkagram / Martin Escalante : Parkour Jerkagram / Martin Escalante :
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(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.

Higgins, Tyler (w/ Monticello / Stevens): Broken Blues Higgins, Tyler (w/ Monticello / Stevens):
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(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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Blues with a strong sonic sense in Atlanta, GA guitarist Tyler Higgin's 2nd release on Shhpuma, his trio again featuring drummer Paul Stevens, and here adding bassist Gabriel Monticello, known for symphonic, jazz and rock forms, bringing masterful skill to this album that richly blends blues, gospel, folk, jazz and rock forms with passion and style.

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

Das Rad (Archer / Robinson / Dinsdale): Adios Al Futuro Das Rad (Archer / Robinson / Dinsdale):
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(Discus -- UK )

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The 2nd release from the UK instrumental rock band Das Rad of Nick Robinson on guitars, keyboards & electronics, Martin Archer on woodwind, keyboards, synth bass & electronics, and Steve Dinsdale on drums, keyboards & electronics, expand their sound and referenes as they tug on the heartstrings of prog, krautrock and other advanced rock forms with modern and mellotron-fueled orchestration.

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.



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