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World Heritage, The (Yamamoto Seiichi / Katsui Yuji / Kido Natsuki / Nasuno Mitsuru / Yoshida Tatsuy
World Heritage, The (Yamamoto Seiichi / Katsui Yuji / Kido Natsuki / Nasuno Mitsuru / Yoshida Tatsuya):
The Land of Light

(Magaibutsu -- Japan )


Price: $14.95    




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The Japanese improvising rock quintet The World Heritage--Yamamoto Seiichi, Katsui Yuji, Kido Natsuki, Nasuno Mitsuru, and Yoshida Tatsuya--with two guitars, violin, bass and drums, in a live recording of dynamic collective improvisation at Akihabara Goodman in 2013.

World Heritage, The: Invitation to the World Heritage [DVD + CD]
World Heritage, The:
Invitation to the World Heritage [DVD + CD]

(Magaibutsu -- Japan )


Price: $19.95    




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CD & DVD of this supergroup of Japanese improvising and advanced rock forms with members of Ruins, Koenji Hyakkei, Korekyojinn, ROVO, Boredoms, Bondage Fruit, &c!

World Heritage, The: Live At Goodman
World Heritage, The:
Live At Goodman

(Magaibutsu -- Japan )


Price: $15.95    




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The World Heritage in their 5th release recorded live at Tokyo's Akihabara Goodman in 2012, amazing improvised instrumental rock from Tatsuya Yoshida (drums), Seiichi Yamamoto (guitar), Natsuki Kido (guitar), Yuji Katsui (violin) and Mitsuru Nasuno (bass).

World Heritage, The: Travelling Silk Road
World Heritage, The:
Travelling Silk Road

(Magaibutsu -- Japan )


Price: $14.95    




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Live recordings of drummer Yoshida Tatsuya's World Heritage band from Koenji HIGH in 2009, condensing and editing the show into one incredible hour of sophisticated rock improvisation.

Yellow6: No Memories, Only Photographs
Yellow6:
No Memories, Only Photographs

(Silber -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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British guitarist Jon Attwood's Yellow6 solo project finds him performing on guitar, bass, electronics, and drum programming for a beautiful album of shoegaze rock with elements of minimalist, electronica, and ambient sound.

Yoshihide, Otomo : Core Anode
Yoshihide, Otomo :
Core Anode

(Meenna -- Japan )


Price: $16.95    




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Core Anode is Otomo's roaring-sound project, 3 pieces recorded live at concerts in Tokyo (2002), Copenhagen (2006), and London (2006).

Youngs, Richard : plays Parallel Winter
Youngs, Richard :
plays Parallel Winter

(Bolt -- Poland )


Price: $14.95    




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UK guitarist and vocalist Richard Youngs, also on zither, suggested performing his large song work "Parallel Winter" on the first day of his Warszawa tour of Poland, a piece that changes in length based on location and environment, here in an extended and contemplative version.

ZGA: Sub Luna Morrior
ZGA:
Sub Luna Morrior

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


Price: $13.95    




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ZGA: The End of an Epoch
ZGA:
The End of an Epoch

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


Price: $15.95    




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ZGA: Zgamoniums
ZGA:
Zgamoniums

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


Price: $15.95    




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Autryno - Zorn, John: Flauros: The Book Of Angels Volume 29
Autryno - Zorn, John:
Flauros: The Book Of Angels Volume 29

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Zorn's Book of Angels series presenting the Masada composition books performed by a wide variety of groups, here with AutorYno, a wild power trio of three Paris avant rockers, taking Masada into heavy rock territory blanding Metal, Punk, Thrash, Dub and Surf rock.

Zorn, John: Enigmata
Zorn, John:
Enigmata

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Twelve bizarre compositional miniatures for the blazing duo of Marc Ribot and Trevor Dunn, combining classical 12-tone lyricism with rock intensity and improvisational madness.

Zorn, John: Ipsissimus
Zorn, John:
Ipsissimus

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Zorn's 5th installment in the Moonchild series, nine duos, trios and quartets swirling with melodic and rhythmic invention performed by Zorn, Marc Ribot, Mike Patton, Joey Barron, & Trevor Dunn.

Zorn, John: Psychomagia
Zorn, John:
Psychomagia

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Zorn's Abraxas quartet (Arm Bajakian-guitar, Eyal Maoz-guitar, Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz-bass, Kenny Grohowski-drums) perform a new suite inspired by the magical writings of Giordano Bruno & Alejandro Jodorowski, from minimialist to intense ritual music.

Zs (Hillmer / Fox / Higgins): XE
Zs (Hillmer / Fox / Higgins):
XE

(Northern Spy -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Sam Hillmer's NY based Z's in a trio format, with Hillmer on sax & electronics, Patrick Higgins on guitar & electronics, and Greg Fox on percussion & electronics, for an album of energetic and often abstracted beats, hyperkinetic electronics, and strange tonal music.

Zs: Grain
Zs:
Grain

(Northern Spy -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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Tenor saxophonist Sam Hillmer (The Diamond Terrifier) takes NYC's Zs into a new direction as a trio with guitarist Patrick Higgins and percussionist Greg Fox, presenting the two part "Grain", a massive work of reorganized sound.

Dust Dive, The : Asleep or Awake Walk
Dust Dive, The :
Asleep or Awake Walk

(Own Records -- Belgium )


Price: $14.95    




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Scarcity Of Tanks: Fear Is Not Conscience
Scarcity Of Tanks:
Fear Is Not Conscience

(Total Life Society Records -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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New York/Ohio skronkers Scarcity of Tanks with Jim Sauter of Borbetomagus plus Kid Millions in a hard free rock free improv blast.

Unnatural Ways: We Aliens
Unnatural Ways:
We Aliens

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Moving from Oakland to Brooklyn guitarist Ava Mendoza's improvising rock trio Unnatural Ways with Tim Dahl (bass) and Sam Ospovat (drums) release their first Tzadik album of blistering psychedelic blues based instrumentals, wonderfully deformed, cutting edge rock.

Bushman's Revenge: Jazz, Fritt Etter Hukommelsen
Bushman's Revenge:
Jazz, Fritt Etter Hukommelsen

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )


Price: $15.95    




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The Norwegian trio of guitarist Even Helte Hermansen, drummer Gard Nilssen, and bassist Rune Nergaard in their 8th Bushman's Revenge album, bridging free improvisation and 70s style prog-oriented rock, non-histrionic, outstanding instrumental music with great depth.

Zorn, John: 49 Acts Of Unspeakable Depravity In The Abominable Life And Times Of Gilles De Rais
Zorn, John:
49 Acts Of Unspeakable Depravity In The Abominable Life And Times Of Gilles De Rais

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Simulacrum's 5th CD, with John Medeski on organ, Kenny Grohowski on drums and Matt Hollenberg on guitar, powerful playing that blends heavy rock, blues, funk and jazz with modern classical music, here performing composer John Zorn's 10 part suite on decscending into madness.

Drake, Bob : Arx Pilosa
Drake, Bob :
Arx Pilosa

(Recommended Records -- UK )


Price: $15.45    




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Another twisted, complex and irresistible album from multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Bob Drake, practically presenting a history of the rock genre in 20 short pieces that twist and turn in inventive, humorous, peculiar, mesmerizing, and masterly songs.

Chadbourne, Eugene : There'll Be No Tears Tonight
Chadbourne, Eugene :
There'll Be No Tears Tonight

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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A much-needed reissue of Eugene Chadbourne's ground-breaking free country improv album recorded in NYC with a great Downtown NY lineup including Tom Cora, John Zorn, Scott Manring, and David Licht, performing twisted takes on classics by Paycheck, Haggard, Miller, &c.

Black Bombaim & Peter Brotzmann: Black Bombaim & Peter Brotzmann [VINYL]
Black Bombaim & Peter Brotzmann:
Black Bombaim & Peter Brotzmann [VINYL]

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )


Price: $24.95    




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Portuguese stoner rock band Black Bombaim and German free jazz saxophonist Peter Brotzmann recorded this album live at Estudios Sa Da Bandeira in Portugal, a power trio + 1 of uncompromising and burning improvisation, a less common but completely rewarding setting for Brotzmann.

Mendoza, Ava / Maxime Petit / Will Guthrie: [7-inch VINYL]
Mendoza, Ava / Maxime Petit / Will Guthrie:
[7-inch VINYL]

(BeCoq -- France )


Price: $12.95    




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An excellent instrumental 7-inch from the trio of Ava Mendoza on guitar, Maxime Petit on bass and Will Guthrie on drums, recording in the studio in France, four rocking pieces showing the band's chops, quirky asides, and aggressive yet clean playing style.

Yes Deer: Get Your Glitter Jacket [VINYL]
Yes Deer:
Get Your Glitter Jacket [VINYL]

(BeCoq -- France )


Price: $13.95    




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The Norwegian & Danish freejazz-noise-rock trio Yes Deer of Anders Vestergaard on drums, Karl Bjora on guitar and Signe Dahlgreen on sax, in their second album of high energy, cacophonous and brutally joyful (they say "enthusiastic despair") collective improvisation.

Fond of Tigers: Uninhabit
Fond of Tigers:
Uninhabit

(Drip Audio -- Canada )


Price: $12.95    




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The 4th album in 14 years from this instrumental Vancouver 7-piece avant rock band exploring both heavy and beautiful sonic environments; the band shares members with The Tony Wilson 6Tet, Dark Blue World, Aeroplane Trio, with Drip Audio leader Jesse Zubot on violin.

Tatsuya, Yoshida / Cho Sokkyo / Tzboguchi Masayasu: TYU
Tatsuya, Yoshida / Cho Sokkyo / Tzboguchi Masayasu:
TYU

(Magaibutsu -- Japan )


Price: $14.95    




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The frequent and super-speed improvising duo of drummer Tatsuya Yoshida and guitarist Kazuhisa Uchihashi join forces with Tzboguchi Masayasu on keyboards and vocoder for an energetic, melodic, and at times outlandish album that pays homage to astonishingly complex rock forms.

Gorilla Mask (Van Huffel / Fidezius / Fischerlehner): Iron Lung
Gorilla Mask (Van Huffel / Fidezius / Fischerlehner):
Iron Lung

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $14.95    




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Hard-edged and tightly controlled free jazz from the trio of Peter Van Huffel on alto sax, Roland Fidezius on electric bass, and Rudi Fischerlehner on drums, blending jazz & punk sensibilities in works with great technical twists and turns over savagely lyrical music.

Foussat, Jean-Marc : L'oiseau [VINYL]
Foussat, Jean-Marc :
L'oiseau [VINYL]

(Fou Records -- France )


Price: $14.95    




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An amazing album of electronic experimentation from multi-instrumentalist Jean-Marc Foussat, dedicating the album to the late painter and son Victor Foussat, through two extended and far-ranging works that blends concrete sounds with intense playing and sonic environments.

Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap: Heads Or Tails [2 CDs]
Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap:
Heads Or Tails [2 CDs]

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $23.95    




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A masterful fountain of melodic ideas, intriguing rhythms, and exceptional technical skill from the duo of Hamid Drake on drums and frame drum, and Sylvain Kassap on clarinets and chalumeau, recording live at the France Musique at Studio Theatre d’Alfortville and in the studio.

Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver): An Air of Unreality [VINYL]
Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver):
An Air of Unreality [VINYL]

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $19.95    




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A live performance at Judson Church in Manhattan as part of the 20th Vision Festival from the NY/France free improvising trio of Joelle Leandre on double bass, Mat Maneri on viola, and Gerald Cleaver on drums and percussion, two tracks of steadily building, incredibly compatible dialog.

Ruins: Burning Stone [REISSUE]
Ruins:
Burning Stone [REISSUE]

(Magaibutsu Limited -- Japan )


Price: $15.95    




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Tatsuya Yoshida's insanely complex and exhilarating rock project Ruins started around 1986, and bassist Ryuichi Masuda (also a member of Koenji Hyakkei) has been with him since the early days; this CD reissues the 1992 Shimmy Disc album, originally an LP, here with the CD bonus tracks.

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

(Recommended Records -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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

(Recommended Records -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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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 )


Price: $15.95    




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

(Recommended Records -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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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 )


Price: $15.95    




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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 )


Price: $15.95    




Out of Stock

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 )


Price: $15.95    




Out of Stock

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.

Zorn, John: The Garden Of Earthly Delights
Zorn, John:
The Garden Of Earthly Delights

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $16.95    




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Composer John Zorn's Simulacrum ensemble of Trevor Dunn (bass), John Medeski (keyboards), Kenny Grohowski (drums), Matt Hollenberg (guitar), and Sara Serpa (voice) in their 6th album of heavy improv, celebrating the 500th anniversary of the passing of painter Hieronymus Bosch.

Tononi, Tiziano And Southbound: Trouble No More... All Men Are Brothers
Tononi, Tiziano And Southbound:
Trouble No More... All Men Are Brothers

(Long Song Records -- Italy )


Price: $15.95    




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Italian drummer and percussionist Tiziano Tononi leads a large ensemble performing the music of American Rock Band The Allman Brothers, who Tononi cites as a major influence in his life for both their style, and for incorporating jazz, blues, southern rock and New Orleans cross-rhythms.

Orchestra of the Upper Atmosphere: 02
Orchestra of the Upper Atmosphere:
02

(Discus -- UK )


Price: $16.95    




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An absolutely impressive album blending advanced/progressive rock forms with improvisation, starting from collective improvisation and layering in the studio to create a sophisticated psychedelic music, the second album from this ensemble that is headed by Martin Archer (reeds & keys), Chris Bywater (keys & synth), and Steve Dinsdale (drums & percussion).

Humcrush (Storlokken / Stronen): Enter Humcrush
Humcrush (Storlokken / Stronen):
Enter Humcrush

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )


Price: $12.95    




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After a six year break the Humcrush duo of Stale Storlokken on keys and Thomas Stronen on drums & electronics return with this studio album of rhythmic angularities and experimental sound worlds, drawing on their experiences with bands including Supersilent, Food, Elephant9, Time is a blind guide, Meadow and Motorpsycho.

Korekyojinn Acoustic: Kaleidoscope
Korekyojinn Acoustic:
Kaleidoscope

(Magaibutsu Limited -- Japan )


Price: $14.95    




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The Korekyojin trio of Tatsuya Yoshida on percussion, Kido Natsuki on guitar and Mitsuru Nasuno on fretless bass, plus violinist Miyamoto Rei on several tracks, take their intricate and exuberant rock into acoustic territory with this impressive album, which includes acoustic takes on "Arabesque", "Careless Heart", "Four Holes in the Sky", &c.

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

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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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 )


Price: $15.95    




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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.

Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere: Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere
Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere:
Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere

(Discus -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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The debut release of the UK improvising rock group Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere, co-led by Martin Archer & Chris Bywater, in a double CD blending kosmische musik, space rock, and contemporary classical, an improbable meeting between Ligeti, Klaus Schulze, & Quarkspace, supplemented at times by a string quartet, a sax quintet, and a 25-piece mixed choir.

Peregrine Falls (Grdina / Loewen): Peregrine Falls
Peregrine Falls (Grdina / Loewen):
Peregrine Falls

(Drip Audio -- Canada )


Price: $12.95    




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Named for the moment when a Peregrine Falcon falls from flight to attack its prey, the Vancouver duo of Gordon Grdina on guitars, oud, electronics and Kenton Loewen on drums and percussion present a heavy album of improvised rock with raw energy, riveting technique and powerful grooves with an Arabic influence and essence; of interest to King Crimson fans.

Samworth, Ron (Samworth / Adler / JP Carter / Naylor / Peggy Lee / James Meger): Dogs Do Dream
Samworth, Ron (Samworth / Adler / JP Carter / Naylor / Peggy Lee / James Meger):
Dogs Do Dream

(Drip Audio -- Canada )


Price: $10.80    




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Presented at the Vancouver International Improvisation Festival and the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, guitarist Ron Samworth's conceptual work explores the life and dreams of a dog, with narration from Barbara Adler and an incredible ensemble including cellist Peggy, keyboardist Wayne Horvitz, trumpeter JP Carter, drummer Dylan van der Schyff, etc.

Sick Boss (Schmidt / Meger / Peggy Lee / JP Carter / Naylor / Page): Sick Boss
Sick Boss (Schmidt / Meger / Peggy Lee / JP Carter / Naylor / Page):
Sick Boss

(Drip Audio -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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A richly refined and sophisticated album drawing on improvisation, experimenation and rock elements from the collaborative Vancouver ensemble Sick Boss of core members guitarist Cole Schmidt, bassist James Meger and drummer Daniel Gaucher, with guests including guitarist Tony Wilson, cellist Peggy Lee, trumpeter JP Carter, synth player Tyson Naylor, &c. &c.

frostlake: White Moon, Black Moon
frostlake:
White Moon, Black Moon

(Discus -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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The debut album for frostlake, female songstress and instrumentalist, in a collection of songs with an eerie strangeness and English ethereal quality, with haunting melodies, layered vocals and unusual sounds in a band including Martin Archer on clarinet, Mick Somerset on winds, Nigel Manning on flute, and Steve Dinsdale on drums.

Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere: 03
Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere:
03

(Discus -- UK )


Price: $16.95    




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The improvising rock group Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere, led by Martin Archer, Chris Bywater, and Steve Dinsdale, in their 3rd album of innovative improvisation, haunting hypnotic grooves and blasts of sheer exuberance, with the band augmented by strings and trombone to give them a larger and more intense sound.

Martel, Frank / L'Ouest Celeste: Ye - Yi - You - Ya
Martel, Frank / L'Ouest Celeste:
Ye - Yi - You - Ya

(Monsieur Fauteux -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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Novak, Ryan: Balloon Proportions
Novak, Ryan:
Balloon Proportions

(RY/NO Records -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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Multi-instrumentalist improviser Novak, who has worked with Tim Daisy and Tatsuya Nakatani, in an eclectic and complex solo release of colliding genres.

Savoldelli, Boris: Biocosmopolitan
Savoldelli, Boris:
Biocosmopolitan

(MoonJune -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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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.

Schiller, Christoph / Birgit Ulher: Kolk
Schiller, Christoph / Birgit Ulher:
Kolk

(Another Timbre -- UK )


Price: $14.95    




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Five unique pieces from improvisers Birgit Ulher (trumpet, radio, speaker, objects) and Christoph Schiller (spinet, preperations) recorded in Hamburg with no post-production work.

Shiurba, John: Triplicate
Shiurba, John:
Triplicate

(Spool -- Canada )


Price: $9.95    




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Composer John Shiurba with an impressive West Coast octet including vocalists Lara Bruckmann & Morgan Guberman, trumpeter Tom Djll, drummer Gino Robair, and bassist Matthew Sperry, &c. conducting them through five twisted compositions.

Drake, Bob: Antiquities [6-CD BOX SET]
Drake, Bob:
Antiquities [6-CD BOX SET]

(Recommended Records -- UK )


Price: $44.95    




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Collecting multi-instrumentalist & vocalist Bob Drake's albums Little Black Train, The Skull Mailbox and Other Horrors, XIII Songs and a Thing, The Shunned Country, and Bob's Drive-In in a solid box set, with a bonus CD, a specially curated collection of outtakes and oddities from this amazing avant-rocker, a member of Thinking Plague, 5uu's, Hail and The Science Group.

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.

Marteau Rouge (Pauvros / Sato / Foussat): ... Un Jour Se Leve [VINYL]
Marteau Rouge (Pauvros / Sato / Foussat):
... Un Jour Se Leve [VINYL]

(Fou Records -- France )


Price: $11.95    




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The free improvising trio of Makoto Sato on drums, Jean-Francois Pauvros on guitar and Jean-Marc Foussat on synthesizer & voice in a studio album of unique electro-acoustic dialog recorded in Paris in 2013.

Matthews, Wade / Ingar, Zach: Mørke-lys
Matthews, Wade / Ingar, Zach:
Mørke-lys

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Transit (Arnal / Misterka / Radding / Wooley): Transit
Transit (Arnal / Misterka / Radding / Wooley):
Transit

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $12.95    




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Roots Magic: Last Kind Words
Roots Magic:
Last Kind Words

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $12.95    




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Deep Blues and Creative Jazz from the Italian septet Roots Magic, following up their "Hoodoo Magic" CD with another compelling album of instrumentals where the track list consists of personal renditions of Delta Blues classics (mostly Charlie Patton) played with an overtly exploratory attitude derived from the Free Jazz tradition.

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.

Orfield, Sue Band: Bonk
Orfield, Sue Band:
Bonk

(self-released -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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Tiptons saxophonist Sue Orfield's Band performs original music that spans many genres from blues rock and funk to jazz and bluegrass with a little ethnic vibe thrown in.

St-Jean (Babin / Falaise / Labbe / Leclerc): Projectionnistes, Les: Copie zero
St-Jean (Babin / Falaise / Labbe / Leclerc):
Projectionnistes, Les: Copie zero

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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Claude St-Jean's band, Les Projectionnistes (Tommy Babin, Bernard Falaise, Pierre Labbe, Remi Leclerc), plays an ecletic mix of songs ranging from alternative jazz, rock, and improv.

Punkappella: Wake Up [7-inch VINYL]
Punkappella:
Wake Up [7-inch VINYL]

(Front Rock -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




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A 7" 6 song release of Mike Pride's "punk" vocal troupe Punkappella, with Dusan Hedl, Bojan Tmoazic, Rick Klaus Theis, and Jessica Pavone on vocals; double sided sleeve contains lyrics for these unusual vocal vignettes.

Talibam! & Sam Kulik: Discover AtlantASS [CD & Graphic Book]
Talibam! & Sam Kulik:
Discover AtlantASS [CD & Graphic Book]

(Belly Kids -- Great Britain )


Price: $17.95    




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NY's Talibam! team up with artist graphic artist Sam Kulik to tell the absurd and fantastic story of a young teen named Franklin who gets abducted by a revolutionary jazz fish into the undersea world of Atlantis.

TSIGOTI: Read Between The Lines...Think Outside Them
TSIGOTI:
Read Between The Lines...Think Outside Them

(Post Consumer -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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The TSIGOTI quarter brings together Italians Jacopo Andreini on guitar, Andrea Caprara on drums, and Piero Spitilli on bass with California pianist Thollem McDonas for critical avant punk with a technically brilliant flair.

Humcrush (Storlokken / Stronen): Enter Humcrush [VINYL]
Humcrush (Storlokken / Stronen):
Enter Humcrush [VINYL]

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )


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After a six year break, the Humcrush duo of Stale Storlokken on keys and Thomas Stronen on drums & electronics return with this studio album of rhythmic angularities and experimental sound worlds, drawing on their experiences with bands including Supersilent, Food, Elephant9, Time is a blind guide, Meadow and Motorpsycho.

Cosa Brava w/ Fred Frith: Ragged Atlas
Cosa Brava w/ Fred Frith:
Ragged Atlas

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


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Fred Frith's West Coast Cosa Brava with Carla Kihlstedt, Zeena Parkins, and Matthias Bossi playing all Frith compositions driven by his love of the (improvised) rock format.

Walk With The Penguin: Charm
Walk With The Penguin:
Charm

(Amorfon -- Japan )


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Japanese steelpan player Yoshio Machida leads this pan-national pop band in their second album, blending electronics and popular forms of music referencing and using electronic and acoustic rock, funk, synthpop, and spoken word, with the majority of the band Serbian artists, and guest musicians including Tatsuhisa Yamamoto (Jim O'Rourke), Paranel, and Misha.

Moore, Thurston / Umut Caglar: Dunia [VINYL]
Moore, Thurston / Umut Caglar:
Dunia [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


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Recorded in Istanbul, Turkey, guitarist Thurston Moore teams up with Konstrukt guitarist Umut Caglar to record these three rich and twisting pieces, each guitarist extracting unique performances from the other over three pieces that draw on technique and effects to create fragile and heavy sonic environments, an impressive album of modern guitar potential.

Converse, Connie (Anderson / Patton / Halvorson & Pavone / Haden / Kang / Wainwright / Elysian Field
Converse, Connie (Anderson / Patton / Halvorson & Pavone / Haden / Kang / Wainwright / Elysian Fields / Tweedy / Amidon / ...):
Vanity Of Vanities - A Tribute To Connie Converse

(Tzadik -- USA )


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A pioneer of the modern singer/songwriter genre from the 50s, little is known of Connie Converse except her exceptional songbook, given life here in a tribute to her work through 16 songs interpreted by an amazing set of singers and instrumentalists, including Laurie Anderson, Petra Haden, Mary Halvorson, Mike Patton, Eyvind Kang, Oren Bloedow, Jessica Pavone, &c. &c.

Murayama, Seijiro: Broken Iteration [2 CDs]
Murayama, Seijiro:
Broken Iteration [2 CDs]

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )


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A 2-CD release from Japanese percussionist Seijiro Murayama, performing solo on "objects" which combines clearly percussive objects and other electroacoustic items of obscure origin, creating active, rich and curious sonic environments that envelop the listener.

Delta Saxophone Quartet: Bowie, Berlin & Beyond
Delta Saxophone Quartet:
Bowie, Berlin & Beyond

(FMR -- UK )


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The UK's Delta Saxophone Quartet of Chris Caldwell, Peter Whyman, Graeme Blevins and Tim Holmes, known for their interpretations of compositional and popular music, take on the music of David Bowie, particularly focused on his Berlin years, and also connected pieces from Brian Eno's ambient output, and Brecht's "Alabama Song" in reference to Bowie's "Baal" album.

Kramer (Feat Bill Frisell): The Brill Building, Book Two
Kramer (Feat Bill Frisell):
The Brill Building, Book Two

(Tzadik -- USA )


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Guitarist Bill Frisell joins forces with producer/arranger Kramer for an exploration of the legendary song writing teams that were developed in the legendary Brill Building at 1619 Broadway in New York City, where songwriters like Paul Simon, Burt Bacharach, Neil Diamond, Doc Pomus, Al Kooper, & Carole King created some of American culture's most endearing work.

Baker / Glover: Love, Approximately
Baker / Glover:
Love, Approximately

(Bad Architect Records -- USA )


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Bridging folk traditions with modern aesthetics, the duo of Evan Baker on guitar and Austin Glover on violin, both contributing songs, sing about everyday events, music, and life, the songs having a bluesy and even early Kinks feel at times, made unique through a cappella moments and languid instrumental sections.

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.

Millevoi's, Nick Desertion Trio (w/ Jamie Saft): Midtown Tilt
Millevoi's, Nick Desertion Trio (w/ Jamie Saft):
Midtown Tilt

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )


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Leaning more towards rock than jazz, but blending compelling blues-based improv, NY guitarist Nick Millevoi leads his Desertion project through a look at Wildwood, NY, the core of the trio as bassist Johnny DeBlase (Many Arms, Sabbath Assembly) and drummer Kevin Shea (Mostly Other People Do The Killing, Talibam!), with Jamie Saft on organ throughout.

Golden Oriole: Golden Oriole
Golden Oriole:
Golden Oriole

(BeCoq -- France )


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Rough and ready, angular instrumental rock from this Stavanger, Norway-based instrumental duo of Kristoffer Riis on guitar and Thore Warland on drums, two parts of the power-trio Staer, here creating a massive dose of momentum as they push heavy rhythmic riffs with odd tonality and a great sheen of prickly effect layers, in a compelling and muscular album.

Kretzmer's, Yoni New Dilemma (Kretzmer / Loriot / Hoffamn / Sinton / Niggenkemper / Van Hemmen): Mon
Kretzmer's, Yoni New Dilemma (Kretzmer / Loriot / Hoffamn / Sinton / Niggenkemper / Van Hemmen):
Months, Weeks and Days [2 CDs]

(OutNow Recordings -- USA )


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The 2nd album for NY-based saxophonist Yoni Kretzmer's Chamber-Improv ensemble New Dilemma with Frantz Loriot (viola), Christopher Hoffman (cello), Josh Sinton (bass clarinet), Pascal Niggenkemper (double bass) and Flin Van Hemmen (drums), investigating "the intricacies differentiating and combining the written and the improvised continue with further depth and chance".

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 )


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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.

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.



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