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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 )


Price: $18.95    




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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 )


Price: $14.95    




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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 )


Price: $15.95    




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

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 )


Price: $15.95    




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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 )


Price: $12.95    




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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 )


Price: $12.95    




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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 )


Price: $13.95    




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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.

Gourdon, Yann / Maxime Petit / Jean-Luc Guionnet: Soli - Fanzine [3 CD + BOOK]
Gourdon, Yann / Maxime Petit / Jean-Luc Guionnet:
Soli - Fanzine [3 CD + BOOK]

(BeCoq -- France )


Price: $39.95    




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A strange and bizarrely beautiful "fanzine" of three CDs, one each from hurdy gurdy drone artist Yann Gourdon, bass guitarist Maxime Petite, and Jean Luc Guionnet on organ, with illustration by artists Fredox, Celine Guichard, and 38Fillette; an odd and absorbing package.

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

(Acid Mothers Temple -- Japan )


Price: $12.95    




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

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

(Acid Mothers Temple -- Japan )


Price: $12.95    




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

Cleric (John Zorn - Masada Book 3): The Book Beri'ah Vol 2 | Chokhma
Cleric (John Zorn - Masada Book 3):
The Book Beri'ah Vol 2 | Chokhma

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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John Zorn's Masada Book Three, "The Book Beri'ah", continues in its second volume with this powerful and demanding album from the Philadelphia avant-metal band of Ludovic Beier on accordion & accordina, Timba Harris on violins, Matt Hollenberg on guitars & Oud, Dan Kennedy on bass, Larry Kwartowitz on drums, and Nick Shellenberger on keyboards & vocals.

Kalabalik (Raoul Bjorkenheim / Anders Nilsson / Gerald Cleaver): Kalabalik: Live At Downtown Music G
Kalabalik (Raoul Bjorkenheim / Anders Nilsson / Gerald Cleaver):
Kalabalik: Live At Downtown Music Gallery January 2, 2011

(DMG ARC -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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In 2010 Scandinavian guitarists Raoul Bjorkenheim and Anders Nilsson performed this incredible concert at DMG in NYC, accompanied by NY drummer Gerald Cleaver, a breathtaking album of intricate improvised interplay.

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

(Ayler -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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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.

King Champion Sounds / Surplus 1980 (Moe! Staiano): Split [7" VINYL]
King Champion Sounds / Surplus 1980 (Moe! Staiano):
Split [7" VINYL]

(Tractor Notown -- USA )


Price: $6.95    




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A split 7": on one side Sleepytime Gorilla Museum percussionist/drummer/composer Moe! Staiano's West Coast rotating ensemble Surplus 1980 in a teaser for an upcoming release with G.W. Sok, Kyle Bruckmann, members of Fred Frith Trio and Total Shutdown; on the other side King Champion Sounds featuring G.W. Sok, formerly of the Dutch band the Ex.

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 )


Price: $9.95    




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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 )


Price: $15.95    




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

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

(Silber -- USA )


Price: $9.95    




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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 )


Price: $9.00    




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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.

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

(Disembraining Machine -- Australia )


Price: $17.10    




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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 )


Price: $21.60    




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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.

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

(Klanggalerie -- Austria )


Price: $17.95    




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

Abraxas / John Zorn : The Book Beri'ah Vol 5: Gevurah
Abraxas / John Zorn :
The Book Beri'ah Vol 5: Gevurah

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $15.95    




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Blending a punk rock sensibility with Sephardic tribalism via a taste of North African Gnawa magic, Abraxas is one of the most primal and rocking ensembles in the Masada family, here taking on the 5th edition of Masada Book Three, "The Book Beri'ah", recording in Bill Laswell's studio for 9 joyfully exuberant and intensely executed interpretations of Zorn's compositions.

Elephant9 w/ Reine Fiske: Psychedelic Backfire II
Elephant9 w/ Reine Fiske:
Psychedelic Backfire II

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )


Price: $15.95    




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The second of two "Psychedelic Backfire"s, The Norwegian Elephant 9 improvising rock trio of drummer Torstein Lofthus, bassist Nikolai Haengsle, and keyboardist Stale Storlokken are joined by Dungen guitarist Reine Fiske for an exciting live concert at Kampen Bistro, in Oslo in 2019, the interaction of Fiske and Storlokken a fine example that prog rock is still a vital form.

Elephant9: Psychedelic Backfire I
Elephant9:
Psychedelic Backfire I

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )


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The first of two "Psychedelic Backfire" concerts at Oslo's Kampen Bistro, taken from a 4 night residency by the Norwegian Elephant 9 rock trio of drummer Torstein Lofthus, bassist Nikolai Haengsle, and keyboardist Stale Storlokken, expanding on tracks from their excellent studio catalog in strongly lyrical and technically superb instrumental and improvised rock forms.

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.

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.

Tippett, Keith: The Unlonely Raindancer
Tippett, Keith:
The Unlonely Raindancer

(Discus -- UK )


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Mujician pianist Keith Tippetts embarked on his first solo tour in 1979, capturing these concert recordings that were originally released in 1980 on vinyl on the Universe Label; long out of print, Discus has revived these extraordinary recordings, showing the incredible technical abilities, endurance, and quick-witted creative powers of this legendary improviser.

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

(Discus -- UK )


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

Pinhas, Richard / Tatsuya Yoshida: Ascension
Pinhas, Richard / Tatsuya Yoshida:
Ascension

(Magaibutsu Limited -- Japan )


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The collaboration between Magaibutsu label leader, Yoshida Tatsuya (Ruins, Korekyojinn, Koenji, The World Heritage, &c) on drums, keyboards & voice, and Heldon mastermind Richard Pinhas on guitar & effects, continues with this CD of live material from their 2014 Japanese tour, extending the 2015 "Live in Japan" album, including the 8-part "Ascension".

Mute Socialite: More Popular Than Presidents and Generals
Mute Socialite:
More Popular Than Presidents and Generals

(Dephine Knormal Musik -- USA )


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Dynamic and hyperkinetic songs from this West Coast band with Moe! Staiano (Sleepytime Gorilla Museum), rugged and impressive instrumental rock including a cover of Massacre's "Killing Time".

Surplus 1980: Pigeon Obstacle Course  [VINYL + 7'']
Surplus 1980:
Pigeon Obstacle Course [VINYL + 7'']

(Surplus Industries -- 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.

BBC Trio (Gorka Benitez / Guillermo Celano / Marcos Baggiani): Donde Esta Nuestro Hogar?
BBC Trio (Gorka Benitez / Guillermo Celano / Marcos Baggiani):
Donde Esta Nuestro Hogar?

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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The Barcelona trio of Gorka Benitez on tenor saxophone & flute, Guillermo Celano on electric guitar, and Marcos Baggiani on drums, play a lyrical and bluesy brand of instrumental rock music which they describe as an eclectic approach to rock emphasizing pure energy and fun, in nine upbeat and groove-oriented tunes of tight and enthusiastic playing.

Haino, Keiji / Sumac: Even for just the briefest moment Keep charging this "expiation" [VINYL 2 LPs]
Haino, Keiji / Sumac:
Even for just the briefest moment Keep charging this "expiation" [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Trost Records -- Austria )


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The second collaboration between the American avant-metal rock trio Sumac of guitarist Aaron Turner, drummer Nick Yacyshyn and bassist Brian Cook and Japanese legendary guitarist and vocalist Keiji Haino finds the quartet settling down from their first blast of an album, here slowly building their heavy feedback-drenched, ponderous and epic music.

Burning Ghosts (Giddens / McLendon / Rosenboom / Vossler): Reclamation
Burning Ghosts (Giddens / McLendon / Rosenboom / Vossler):
Reclamation

(Tzadik -- USA )


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Burning Ghost is the West Coast rock influenced improvising quartet of Daniel Rosenboom on trumpet, guitarist Jake Vossler, Richard Giddens on double bass, and Aaron McLendon on drums, in a fiery album of heavy playing that borrows from jazz and metal rock forms, with ominious political overtones in their titles while showing articulate and impressive playing skill.

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

(Northern Spy -- USA )


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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.

Connors, Loren & Suzanne Langille: I Wish I DidnŐt Dream
Connors, Loren & Suzanne Langille:
I Wish I DidnŐt Dream

(Northern Spy -- USA )


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The first duo in 14 years between guitarist Loren Connors and vocalist Suzanne Langille inspired by and using slides of MP Landis' WD series of paintings, which he created live during music performances.

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

(Klanggalerie -- Austria )


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

Hammill, Peter: From The Trees
Hammill, Peter:
From The Trees

(Fie! Records -- UK )


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Peter Hammill continues his immense solo career, intricately linked to his work with Van Der Graaf Generator, but more focused in intelligent lyrics, profound vocal layering, and fluid song structures, a unique voice who for more than 35 studio albums has developed an approach to songwriting and intellectual observation of subtle sophistication and detail.

Mako Sica / Hamid Drake: Ronda [VINYL 2 LPs]
Mako Sica / Hamid Drake:
Ronda [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Feeding Tube Records -- USA )


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The long-running Chicago free-rock trio Mako Sica currently comprised of Przemyslaw Drazek (trumpet & guitar), Brent Fuscaldo (guitar) and Chaetan Newell (drums & piano) are joined by free improvising legend Hamid Drake on drum kit, tablas and frame drum for a beautiful and rich album of genre merging, spiritually warm, primarily instrumental music, inclusive and persuasive.

Mikami, Kan / John Edwards / Alex Nielson: Live at Cafe Oto
Mikami, Kan / John Edwards / Alex Nielson:
Live at Cafe Oto

(Otoroku -- UK )


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More typically a solo performer, Japanese bluesman Kan Mikami has created a distinctive path for his voice, guitar and poetic lyrics; here he is propelled in an improvisational setting with two powerful UK players--John Edwards on bass and Alex Neilson on drums--captured live at London's Cafe Oto for a growling concert of finesse and brusque attitude.

Shardik (Shellenberger / Buckley / Hollenberg): Shardik
Shardik (Shellenberger / Buckley / Hollenberg):
Shardik

(Tzadik -- USA )


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Born from rock bands like Cleric and Simulacrum, this NY instrumental, improvising rock trio blends avant-garde classical, free jazz, dissonant math metal, ambient and world music into a powerful new mix, with Nick Shellenberger on bass and synth, Matt Buckley on drums & percussion, and Matt Hollenberg on guitar; intricate, edgy, demanding and driven music.

Various Artists: Money Will Ruin Everything, The Second Edition 2CD/BOOK
Various Artists:
Money Will Ruin Everything, The Second Edition 2CD/BOOK

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )


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The overdue 2003 release of Rune Grammofon's 10 year anniversary book and 2 CD set, revised and superior to the 1st edition with new art, more tracks, more pages, &c.

Zorn, John: Valentine's Day
Zorn, John:
Valentine's Day

(Tzadik -- USA )


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John Zorn brings together Downtown New Yorkers, Marc Ribot on guitar, Trevor Dunn on bass and Tyshawn Sorey on drums, for 12 instrumental miniatures combining atonal lyricism with rock intensity; scronky, demanding and exciting hybrids of improv and rock.

Zs: Grain [VINYL]
Zs:
Grain [VINYL]

(Northern Spy -- USA )


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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.

Koenjihyakkei: Dhorimviskha
Koenjihyakkei:
Dhorimviskha

(Skin Graft -- USA )


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After a 13-year hiatus KoenjiHyakkei is back with a thrillingly joyful album of unexpected song and extended, masterful instrumental sections that turn on a pin point, referring and redefining prog and RIO forms with honest enthusiasm, in a quintet with Tatsuya Yoshida on drumming, Sakamoto Kengo on bass, Koganemaru Kei on guitar, Yabuki Taku on keys and Komori Keiko on sax.

Koenjihyakkei: Angherr Shisspa Revisited
Koenjihyakkei:
Angherr Shisspa Revisited

(Skin Graft -- USA )


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A new edition of Koenjihyakkei's landmark fourth album, blending progressive rock, jazz fusion, symphonic rock and neoclassicism with the energy of hardcore punk, the volume of metal and the attitude of Rock In Opposition, from Tatsuya Yoshida on drums, Sakamoto Kengo on bass, Kanazawa Miyako on keyboards Yamamoto Kyoko on voice, and Komori Keiko on reeds.

Koenjihyakkei: Angherr Shisspa Revisited [VINYL]
Koenjihyakkei:
Angherr Shisspa Revisited [VINYL]

(Skin Graft -- USA )


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A new edition of Koenjihyakkei's landmark fourth album, blending progressive rock, jazz fusion, symphonic rock and neoclassicism with the energy of hardcore punk, the volume of metal and the attitude of Rock In Opposition, from Tatsuya Yoshida on drums, Sakamoto Kengo on bass, Kanazawa Miyako on keyboards Yamamoto Kyoko on voice, and Komori Keiko on reeds.

Haino, Keiji / Sumac: Even for just the briefest moment Keep charging this "expiation" Plug in to ma
Haino, Keiji / Sumac:
Even for just the briefest moment Keep charging this "expiation" Plug in to making it slightly better

(Trost Records -- Austria )


Price: $16.95    




Out of Stock

The second collaboration between the American avant-metal rock trio Sumac of guitarist Aaron Turner, drummer Nick Yacyshyn and bassist Brian Cook with Japanese legendary guitarist and vocalist Keiji Haino finds the quartet settling down from their first blast of an album, here slowly building their heavy feedback-drenched, ponderous and epic music.

Toys'R Noise: Manivole [VINYL]
Toys'R Noise:
Manivole [VINYL]

(BeCoq -- France )


Price: $15.95    




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Using toys and handmade instruments alongside guitar, bass, synths, plundered recordings and electronics, the French Toys'R'Noise trio are a live performing group that borrows from electro-beat rock forms with overtones of IDM/ambient forms, building extended sections and then amusing with quick-witted sections that bridge a clear love of the music.

Bonne Humeur Provisoire: Marek [VINYL]
Bonne Humeur Provisoire:
Marek [VINYL]

(BeCoq -- France )


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A very odd album of experimental rock and mutilated folk forms that they refer to as "A sort of traditional music from a later country in a less faraway time", from French percussionist Bertrand Fraysse with vocalist Miha, using repetition and simple forms that build to strangely dense electronic environments, with a clear DIY and peculiar attitude; great fun!



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