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

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $9.95    




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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    




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

(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. 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: $15.95    




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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: $14.95    




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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: $15.95    




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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 )


Price: $22.95    




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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.

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

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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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 )


Price: $13.95    




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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 )


Price: $15.95    




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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 )


Price: $15.95    




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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 )


Price: $14.95    




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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 )


Price: $14.95    




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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 )


Price: $13.95    




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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 )


Price: $9.95    




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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 )


Price: $16.95    




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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 )


Price: $12.95    




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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 )


Price: $13.95    




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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 )


Price: $14.95    




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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 )


Price: $15.95    




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

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

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )


Price: $12.95    




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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.

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

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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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.

XT (Seymour Wright / Paul Abbot): Pah'
XT (Seymour Wright / Paul Abbot):
Pah'

(Pleasure of the Text Records -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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The duo of Paul Abbot on drum kits, percussion & computer, and Seymour Wright on alto saxophone and feedback, in a massive edge-of-your seat live recording from London's Cafe Oto in 2015, a mix of brutal and beautiful playing with unexpected and surprising twists.

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

(Discus -- UK )


Price: $14.95    




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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.

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

(Discus -- UK )


Price: $13.95    




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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.

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

(Intangible Arts -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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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.

Ceramic Dog (Ribot / Ches Smith / Shahzad Ismaily): Y R U Still Here? [VINYL]
Ceramic Dog (Ribot / Ches Smith / Shahzad Ismaily):
Y R U Still Here? [VINYL]

(Northern Spy -- USA )


Price: $19.95    




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In the Downtown NY tradition of blurring rock and improvisation, the trio of Marc Ribot on guitar and voice, Shahzad Ismaily on bass, Moog, percussion and voice, and Ches Smith on drums, percussion and electronics, answer their own question 'why are you still here' through 11 genre-crossing songs of turmoil and inquisitiveness, perfect for the polarities of the time.

Lubelski, Samara / Bill Nace: S/T
Lubelski, Samara / Bill Nace:
S/T

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Issuing on CD the duo album of violinist Samara Lubelski and guitarist Bill Nace, originally released on Nace's Open Mouth label early in 2018, presenting a series of psychedelic textural works, Lubelski creating vibrant and reiterating structures that Nace uses as a foundation for swells and expressive emanations; hypnotic and mesmerizing.

Cherry, Don: Home Boy, Sister Out
Cherry, Don:
Home Boy, Sister Out

(WeWantSounds -- UK )


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Trumpeter Don Cherry recorded this funk album in France in 1985 with a set of multi-ethnic Paris players including Elli Medeiros and produced by Ramuntcho Matta, the songs crossing funk with jazzy vamps, rock roots and modern approaches, reissued with new liner notes and 5 bonus tracks including the cult 1983 single "Kick" featuring legendary author Brion Gysin.

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!

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

(Recommended Records -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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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."

Albatre (Costa / Almeida / Ernstring): The Fall Of The Damned
Albatre (Costa / Almeida / Ernstring):
The Fall Of The Damned

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )


Price: $14.95    




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Rotterdam based band comprising two Portuguese players--Gonccalo Almeida on bass and Hugo Costa on sax--and German drummer Philipp Ernsting, the trio adding electronics, keys and effects, in their third album slamming hard free jazz and rock angst into a controlled chaos, a maelstrom of powerful riffs, rugged soloing, and mesmerizing grooves.

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.

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.

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

(ReR Megacorp -- UK )


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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.

Necks, The: Body
Necks, The:
Body

(Northern Spy -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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A strong start to the Australian trio The Neck's 24th album, as Chris Abrahams on piano & keyboards, Tony Buck on drums, percussion & guitar, and Lloyd Swanton on acoustic bass present a powerhouse of free improvisation in a single hour-long work, the first half evoking jazz leaning, with a free and spacious bridge that builds suddenly to a rocking groove.

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: 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 )


Price: $13.95    




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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.

This Heat: Repeat
This Heat:
Repeat

(Recommended Records -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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

(Discus -- UK )


Price: $13.95    




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Influenced by progressive rock, kosmiche, and fusion forms, the UK trio Das Rad of Nick Robinson on guitars & electronics, Martin Archer on sax, reeds, winds, keys and electronics, Steve Dinsdale on drums and percussion, and Julie Archer on voice, bringing 70s sounds to modern sensibilities and superb creative playing, a great achievement.

Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere: Theta Four
Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere:
Theta Four

(Discus -- UK )


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Declaring Terry Riley, Magma, Krautrock, and Sun Ra as influences, this is the fourth album from wind and keyboard player Martin Archer's Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere, an augmented six-piece UK ensemble whose rock affinities also embrace improvisation and minimalism, a heady mix of virtuosic playing with melodic intention and extremely detailed tapestries of sound; dreamy and elegiac.

Hifiklub: E Lisboa
Hifiklub:
E Lisboa

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )


Price: $12.95    




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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.

Chadbourne, Eugene: Solo Guitar Volume 2-1/3 [VINYL]
Chadbourne, Eugene:
Solo Guitar Volume 2-1/3 [VINYL]

(Feeding Tube Records -- USA )


Price: $21.95    




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Recorded in the late 1970's in Canada while improvising rock, jazz, pysch, folk, country & blues guitar madman Doctor Eugene Chadbourne was living there, this is the second of four LPs documenting his work at the time, this album presenting 6 solo pieces of profound playing amidst an unusual experimental nature and a uniquely Chad sense of humor.

Momes, The: Spiralling [VINYL LP + 7"]
Momes, The:
Spiralling [VINYL LP + 7"]

(Mental Experience -- Spain )


Price: $29.95    




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An essential reissue of the only album from this Rock in Opposition supergroup, with two members of Henry Cow & The Work--bassist Mick Hobbs and Tim Hodgkinson playing "Hawaiian laptop noisy guitar" and keyboards--and Andy Wake from Unrest Work & Play, in a great set of songs with a literate and post-punk viciousness and unusual approaches to rhythm and sound.

Mollestad, Hedvig Trio: Smells Funny
Mollestad, Hedvig Trio:
Smells Funny

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )


Price: $15.45    




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

Durio Zibethinus (Quentin Biardeau / Valentin Ceccaldi): Poissons Frais
Durio Zibethinus (Quentin Biardeau / Valentin Ceccaldi):
Poissons Frais

(BeCoq -- France )


Price: $12.95    




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Saxophonist Quentin Biardeau and cellist Valentin Ceccalid, also on percussion, are Durio Zibethinus, a duo from Orleans, France using traditional and unusual instruments to present unique free improvisations balancing powerful technique and just plain creative fun.

Earnear: earNear
Earnear:
earNear

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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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.



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