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Record Store Day 2024
Squidco RSD 2024

Record Store Day 2024 - 50% Off Sale!

Saturday, April 20, 2024 is Record Store Day, the day designated to celebrate record stores like ours and the music they carry! To mark the event, starting Friday April 19th through Sunday, April 21st, we're offering the following discounts!

First, we've partnered with 577 Records to offer 50% Off the retail price for 20 vinyl LPs from their label and 4 LPs on their sublabel, Positive Elevation.

We also partnered with the Tri-Centric Foundation to offer 50% Off the retail price for 6 albums and box sets on the New Braxton House label, including the monumental contemporary works Trillium E & Trillium J!

Then we've selected more than 30 vinyl LPs & 7" records that we've also discounted at 50% Off their regular retail prices. In all that's more than 60 vinyl releases, box sets and CDs at 50% off.



 
Carter, Daniel / Tobias Wilner / Djibril Toure / Federico Ughi: New York United [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]
Carter, Daniel / Tobias Wilner / Djibril Toure / Federico Ughi:
New York United [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $18.99    




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An excellent blend of electronics and acoustics as saxophonist, flutist and trumpeter Daniel Carter meets sound artist Tobias Wilner from world-renowned electronic pop band Blue Foundation, with Wu-Tang Clan bass player Djibril Toure and drum wiz Federico Ughi rounding out this forward-thinking album of hazy and rhythmic electroacoustic environments.

Carter, Daniel / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Gerald Cleaver : Welcome Adventure! Vol. 1 [VINYL]
Carter, Daniel / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Gerald Cleaver :
Welcome Adventure! Vol. 1 [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $18.99    




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After decades playing together, the quartet of Daniel Carter on tenor sax, trumpet & flute, Matthew Shipp on piano, William Parker on bass, and Gerald Cleaver on drums, release the first of two planned studio albums, with two extended and remarkably warm collective excursions bookending a shorter "Scintillate", in an exceptionally solid album of masterful modern jazz.

Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi: Telepathic Myste
Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi:
Telepathic Mysteries Vol. 1 [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $18.99    




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Referring to an improvisational style only possible after many years of collaboration, which they refer to as a "ghostly, boundary-pushing music between friends", this is the 4th sublime album from the quintet of Daniel Carter on reeds & trumpet, Patrick Holmes on clarinet, Matthew Putman on piano & keys, Hilliard Greene on bass, and Federico Ughi on drums.

Musson, Rachel / Pat Thomas / Mark Sanders: Shifa - Live In Oslo [VINYL]
Musson, Rachel / Pat Thomas / Mark Sanders:
Shifa - Live In Oslo [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $18.99    




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Performing as part of the Blow Out Festival 2019, the UK improvising trio Shifa, meaning "healing", of Rachel Musson on tenor saxophone, Pat Thomas on piano, and Mark Sanders on drums, are captured live in Oslo for four dramatic and masterful collective improvisations, passionate and building works, releasing their tension and rebuilding in powerful waves.

Tucker, Dave / Pat Thomas / Thurston Moore / Mark Sanders: Educated Guess Vol. 1 [VINYL]
Tucker, Dave / Pat Thomas / Thurston Moore / Mark Sanders:
Educated Guess Vol. 1 [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $18.99    




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The "guess" was guitarist and electronics artist Dave Tucker's educated guess that these four musicians--himself, pianist/keyboardist Pat Thomas, guitarist Thurston Moore and drummer/percussionist Mark Sanders--would create someting extraordinary if he brought them together for a concert at London's Cafe OTO, this boundary-pushing album the indisputably successful result.

Coultrain: Phantasmagoria [VINYL]
Coultrain:
Phantasmagoria [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $18.99    




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West Coast songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Coultrain, aka Aaron Michael Frison or Seymour Liberty, in an collection of songs based around a sequence of images reminiscent of a dream, capturing the hazy state of mind that drove the process behind this album, as well as its dreamy effect; soulful and introspective, an album of poetic observation and reflection.

Sarian, Michael / Matthew Putman: A Lifeboat (Part I) [VINYL]
Sarian, Michael / Matthew Putman:
A Lifeboat (Part I) [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $18.99    




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The first of two planned volumes of studio improvisations between Brooklyn trumpeter & flugelhorn player Michael Sarian and keyboardist Matthew Putman, recorded in Sarin's home studio during the 2020 pandemic, allowing freedom in exploration as they sought out cadences, rhythms and melodies, this 1st volume presenting the finest of their investigations.

Nagano, Sana (w/ Apflebaum / Matsuno / Filiano / Herternstein): Smashing Humans [VINYL]
Nagano, Sana (w/ Apflebaum / Matsuno / Filiano / Herternstein):
Smashing Humans [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $18.99    




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The debut of a new electric jazz quintet from NY violinist Sana Nagano, with Peter Appfelbaum on tenor saxophone & megaphone, Keisuke Matsuno on electric guitar, Ken Filiano on acoustic bass & effects, and Joe Hertenstein on drums, an inventive and energetic album of joyful urgency and tremendous group dynamic, fueled by Nagano's exuberant and lyrical compositions.

Carter, Daniel / Tobias Wilner / Djibril Toure / Federico Ughi: New York United Volume 2 [VINYL]
Carter, Daniel / Tobias Wilner / Djibril Toure / Federico Ughi:
New York United Volume 2 [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $18.99    




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The second volume of this rich and exotic quartet in a sublime merging of jazz, electronics and compositional approaches yielding melodically dream-like music and environments, from reedist, flutist && trumpeter Daniel Carter, Tobias Wilner (Blue Foundation) on synth and keys, Wu-Tang Clan bassist Djibril Toure and Italian/NY drummer Federico Ughi.

Hprizm: Signs Remixed [BLACK VINYL]
Hprizm:
Signs Remixed [BLACK VINYL]

(Positive Elevations -- USA )


Price: $18.99    




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577 Records' experimental, electronic sub-label Positive Elevation releases this remix of Gerald Cleaver's Signs album, itself an innovative album of synthetic rhythms and sonic landscape, here reworked by producer Hprizm, aka High Priest of Antipop Consortium, channeling Cleaver's work into dream-like territory that re-thinks and re-paces the original.

Conly, Sean: The Buzz [VINYL]
Conly, Sean:
The Buzz [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $18.99    




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A mix of lyrical, free and traditional compositions, the majority from leader, New York bassist Sean Conly, along with pieces from long-time collaborator Michael Attias, Sam Rivers and Paul Motian, performed in the piano trio format with drummer Francisco Mela and pianist Leo Genovese, a great balance of jazz steeped in tradition but living fully in the present.

Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi: Telepatica [VINY
Carter, Daniel / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi:
Telepatica [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $18.99    




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Named for the long history of collaboration over decades, the NY free jazz Telepathic Band of Daniel Carter on saxophones, clarinet & trumpet, Patrick Holmes on clarinet, Matthew Putman on piano, Rhodes, Hilliard Greene on bass and Federico Ughi on drums are heard live at the 2018 Forward Festival in Brooklyn, NY for four outstandingly informed improvisations.

Carter, Daniel / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Gerald Cleaver: Welcome Adventure! Vol. 2 [VINYL]
Carter, Daniel / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Gerald Cleaver:
Welcome Adventure! Vol. 2 [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $18.99    




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The 2nd of two studio albums from the quartet of Daniel Carter on saxophone & flute, Matthew Shipp on piano, William Parker on bass and Gerald Cleaver on drums, recordings from the same sessions as the 1st volume with five shorter works, as the long-time collaborators and friends show their nearly telepathic rapport in adventurous and masterful modern jazz.

Heroes Are Gang Leaders: LeAutoRoiOgraphy [BLACK VINYL]
Heroes Are Gang Leaders:
LeAutoRoiOgraphy [BLACK VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $18.99    




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Led by tenor saxophonist James Brandon Lewis and poet Thomas Sayers Ellis, this 12-piece ensemble of pointed and ecstatic free jazz and spoken word are heard at the 2019 Sons D'Hiver Festival in Paris, 2019, their sound influenced by chamber elements and sharpened through insightful and demanding observations and the influence of Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones).

Magee, Massimo: Toneflower [VINYL]
Magee, Massimo:
Toneflower [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $18.99    




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A solo sax album of patterns and intersections from London writer, artist & musician Massimo Magee, influenced by a wealth of sources from Braxton to Stockhausen, each of the five parts of Toneflower affected through mic placement as Magee builds to wild expressiveness, transforming round tones into stratospheric pitches, using circular breathing for extended expressiveness; stunning!

Mela, Francisco feat. Cooper-Moore / William Parker: Music Frees Our Souls, Vol. 2 [VINYL]
Mela, Francisco feat. Cooper-Moore / William Parker:
Music Frees Our Souls, Vol. 2 [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $18.99    




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The second volume of Music Frees Our Souls, the trio of Francisco Mela on drums, Cooper-Moore on piano and William Parker on bass, recording in the studio in Brooklyn two extended, far reaching and powerful collective improvisations of music performed under the influence of Mela's work with, mentorship by and encouragement from pianist McCoy Tyner.

Coultrain: Mundus [VINYL]
Coultrain:
Mundus [VINYL]

(Positive Elevations -- USA )


Price: $18.99    




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West Coast songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Coultrain, aka Aaron Michael Frison or Seymour Liberty, in a sequel to his Phantasmagoria album, a soulful, introspective and lyrical collection of songs based around a sequence of images reminiscent of a dream, capturing the hazy state of mind that drove the process behind this album, as well as its dreamy effect.

Carter, Daniel / Evan Strauss / 5-Track / Sheridan Riley: The Uproar In Bursts Of Sound And Silence
Carter, Daniel / Evan Strauss / 5-Track / Sheridan Riley:
The Uproar In Bursts Of Sound And Silence [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $18.99    




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A collage of styles and experimentation developed over several years by bassist and multi-instrumentalist Evan Strauss, using long-form graphically notated conceptual compositions based on bird calls along with thematic material from Ursula K. Le Guin, expanded with narration and poetry from Daniel Carter and titled from an excerpt by Virginia Woolf.

Ackerley, Jessica / Patrick Shiroishi / Chris Williams / Luke Stewart / Jason Nazary: SSWAN: Invisib
Ackerley, Jessica / Patrick Shiroishi / Chris Williams / Luke Stewart / Jason Nazary:
SSWAN: Invisibility is an Unnatural Disaster [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $18.99    




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Rugged, experimental and avant jazz in the debut album from the SSWAN group of Patrick Shiroishi on saxophones, Chris Williams on trumpet, Jessica Ackerley on electric guitar, Luke Stewart on bass and Jason Nazary on drums, the group focused first on sound and velocity rather than pitch and harmonic information as they carve out a unique space between free jazz and free improv.

Nichunimu (Vergara / Carrasco / Mardones): Un Cacho de Metal, Un Resto de Vaiven [VINYL]
Nichunimu (Vergara / Carrasco / Mardones):
Un Cacho de Metal, Un Resto de Vaiven [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $18.99    




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Experimental improvisation that moves in and out of jazz territory from the Chilean trio of Benjamin Vergara on trumpet, Nicolas Carrasco on synthesizer and Matias Mardones on percussion, recording in the studio the day after their performance at the 2019 Relincha Festival in Ciudad de Valdivia, focusing on patterns of circularity and repetition to inform their playing.

Cleaver, Gerald / Brandon Lopez / Hprizm: In The Wilderness [VINYL]
Cleaver, Gerald / Brandon Lopez / Hprizm:
In The Wilderness [VINYL]

(Positive Elevation / 577 Records -- USA )


Price: $18.99    




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Drawn from an experimental improv performance by drummer Gerald Cleaver and bassist Brandon Lopez at 577 Records' 2019 Forward Festival, electronic artist and producer Hprizm of the Antipop Consortium took those recording to reconstruct twelve works of illusory and often surreal music, from active beat-based electronica to hazy dreamlike ambience.

Dikeman, John / Pat Thomas / John Edwards / Steve Noble: Volume 2 [VINYL]
Dikeman, John / Pat Thomas / John Edwards / Steve Noble:
Volume 2 [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $25.95    




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The second of two volumes from the quartet of John Dikeman on tenor saxophone, Pat Thomas on piano, John Edwards on bass and Steve Noble on drums, bringing the American saxophonist working throughout Europe together with this nearly telepathic collaborative grouping of UK frequent collaborators, captured in concert at Cafe OTO in 2019 for two absorbing improvisations.

Amba, Zoh / William Parker / Francisco Mela: O Life, O Light  Vol. 2 [VINYL]
Amba, Zoh / William Parker / Francisco Mela:
O Life, O Light Vol. 2 [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $18.99    




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The second volume from the trio of Tennessee-to-NYC transplant Zoe Amba on tenor saxophone & flute, legendary double bassist William Parker and Francisco Mela on drums, performing three compositions by Amba recorded in the studio in NYC; emphatic free jazz with a powerful rhythm section elucidating Amba's spiritually fueled approach to compelling, lyrical improvisation.

Dikeman, John / Pat Thomas / John Edwards / Steve Noble: Volume 1 [VINYL]
Dikeman, John / Pat Thomas / John Edwards / Steve Noble:
Volume 1 [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $18.99    




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The first of two planned volumes from the quartet of John Dikeman on tenor saxophone, Pat Thomas on piano, John Edwards on bass and Steve Noble on drums, bringing the American saxophonist working throughout Europe together with this nearly telepathic collaborative grouping of UK frequent collaborators, captured in concert at Cafe OTO in 2019 for two absorbing improvisations.

Tim Barnes: DEAD-LOOP [VINYL]
Tim Barnes:
DEAD-LOOP [VINYL]

(Amish Records -- USA )


Price: $17.95    




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Percussionist, Quakebasket label leader, and experimental sound artist Tim Barnes both subverts and respect the forms of electronica by turning it on its side, extracting unusual rhythms and structures from rhythmic elements and samples, at times following conventional direction and then breaking off into Barne's instinctive drive for abstraction and diversion.

Strictly Missionary (Pitsiokos / Eisenberg / Lenz / Murray / Neuburg): Heisse Scheisse [VINYL]
Strictly Missionary (Pitsiokos / Eisenberg / Lenz / Murray / Neuburg):
Heisse Scheisse [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $19.95    




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Skronky multi-faceted NY Downtown-style improvisation with an electric edge from the quintet of Chris Pitsiokis on alto sax, winds, electronics & samples, Wendy Eisenberg on electric guitar, Richard Lenz on electric bass, Kevin Murray on acoustic & electronic drums and Nick Neuburg on percussion, rolling and rollicking through riffs and scrabbly exploration.

Rumback, Charles: Seven Bridges [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]
Rumback, Charles:
Seven Bridges [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $19.95    




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Merging disparate styles into music that is clearly jazz-based, warm and beautifully structured, Chicago drummer and composer Charles Rumback's 7th album as a leader assembles a large group of luminaries including Jim Baker, Ron Miles, Jason Stein, and Greg Ward for a set of instrumentals and songs that are effusive but never sentimental, a beautiful balance.

Artifacts (Nicole Mitchell / Tomeka Reid / Mike Reed): ...and then there's this [VINYL]
Artifacts (Nicole Mitchell / Tomeka Reid / Mike Reed):
...and then there's this [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $19.95    




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Confirming their place in Chicago's improv legacy, the second album from the Artifacts Trio of Nicole Mitchell on flute & electronics, Tomeka Reid on cello and Mike Reed on drums & percussion expand the AACM canon with compositions from each member, plus several insightful and lively collective improvisations and one piece each from Roscoe Mitchell and Muhal Richard Abrams.

RedGreenBlue (Paul Giallorenzo / Charlie Kirchen / Ryan Packard / Ben LaMar Gay): The End and The Be
RedGreenBlue (Paul Giallorenzo / Charlie Kirchen / Ryan Packard / Ben LaMar Gay):
The End and The Beginning [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $19.95    




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After a 4-week residency in 2018 at The Burlington in Chicago, the quartet of Paul Giallorenzo (keys & electronics), Charlie Kirchen (bass), Ryan Packard (drums, electronics) and Ben LaMar Gay (cornet & electronics) workshopped their exploratory approach to free electric improv for 6 months before recording this mesmerizing version live at Chicago's Hungry Brain.

Great Architect / Moenda: Masters of Magick / The Lorax [7" VINYL SINGLE]
Great Architect / Moenda:
Masters of Magick / The Lorax [7" VINYL SINGLE]

(Kinnikinnik -- USA )


Price: $5.95    




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A split 7" 45 with radical sonic experimenting quartet Great Architect with Brent Bagwell from Eastern Seaboard; and polyrhythmic experimenting quartet Moenda.

Hawkins, Chester: K516156/91044  [33 1/3 7-inch VINYL]
Hawkins, Chester:
K516156/91044 [33 1/3 7-inch VINYL]

(Intangible Arts -- USA )


Price: $15.95    




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A 33 rpm 7" from Washington, DC sound artist Chester Hawkins, which "contains highly concentrated extracts" of two remixes of live recordings at Logan Fringe Arts Space and Red Onion Records, from his limited-edition USB release "Cops Need Serial Numbers"; mesmerizing and hypnotic electronics from a masterful performer and kosmiche explorer.

Coley, Byron: Dating Tips for Touring Bands [VINYL]
Coley, Byron:
Dating Tips for Touring Bands [VINYL]

(Hot Cars Warp -- Great Britain )


Price: $13.95    




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The first spoken word LP by author, music journalist, poet, and head of Ecstatic Yod Records, Byron Coley, talking about underground cultural history in verse on Side A, and reading from his forthcoming novel, "Dominoes" on the B Side.

Pitsiokos, Chris: Carny Cant [VINYL]
Pitsiokos, Chris:
Carny Cant [VINYL]

(Eleatic Records -- USA )


Price: $19.95    




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In the spirit of Downtown NY by merging forms of jazz, rock and experimental music, Chris Pitsiokos bookends his album with two solo pieces, joining forces with NY electric guitarist Rick Eye for 4 tracks and drummer Jason Nazary joining for 3 tracks, as Pitsiokis performs on alto & baritone sax, harmonica, electric bass, guitar & drums, electronic instruments & voice.

Zetterberg, Torbjorn (Zetterberg / Agnas / Hogberg): Opinions [VINYL]
Zetterberg, Torbjorn (Zetterberg / Agnas / Hogberg):
Opinions [VINYL]

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


Price: $22.95    




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Known as a jazz bassist, Torbjörn Zetterberg mostly steps away from the big strings for a series of multitrack studio compositions on a variety of instruments electronic & acoustic, plus samples and voice, all performed by Zetterberg himself (with Konrad Agnas and Anna Hogberg adding input on a couple of tracks); powerful, urgent, impressive works from a truly well-rounded musician.

Kahn, Jason: Open Space [VINYL 2 LPs]
Kahn, Jason:
Open Space [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Editions -- Switzerland )


Price: $29.95    




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Jason Kahn developed these graphic scores, commissioned by the 2012 now NOW Festival in Australia, to push these specific players into situations outside of their comfort zone, as heard in this double LP which includes copies of the score plus notes and interviews.

Kahn, Jason: Noema [VINYL 2 LPs]
Kahn, Jason:
Noema [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Editions -- Switzerland )


Price: $29.95    




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Exploring Kyoto through a series of 37 compositions organized from field recordings of everyday sound in the city made during Jason Kahn's 3 month stay in 2012, creating unique audio memories evoking and commenting on the structure of Kyoto's social spaces.

Kahn, Jason: Songline [VINYL 2 LPs]
Kahn, Jason:
Songline [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Editions -- Switzerland )


Price: $19.95    




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Swiss improviser Jason Kahn continues his forays into vocal experimentation with this solo album, recorded in the rooms of a former Swisscom telephone relay station in Zurich, recorded in a single take, pushing himself over the edge in these unique vocal compositions that are stark examples of his creative and confrontational skills.

Kahn, Jason: Days Falling [VINYL 2 LPs]
Kahn, Jason:
Days Falling [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Editions -- Austria )


Price: $29.95    




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After riding through his city of Zurich to the Kunstraum Walcheturm studio in 2020, Jason Kahn was struck by the quiet aspects of the usually busy city, now quelled by pandemic; entering the studio feeling the desolation and strange sense of peacefulness in the midst of so much tragedy and suffering, he recorded these "songs" of passionate free vocal improvisations and acoustic guitar.

Kirschner, Kenneth / Joseph Branciforte: From the Machine: Volume 1 [VINYL]
Kirschner, Kenneth / Joseph Branciforte:
From the Machine: Volume 1 [VINYL]

(Greyfade -- USA )


Price: $19.95    




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The first volume in an ongoing collaboration between composers Kenneth Kirschner and Joseph Branciforte, this work explores the application of software-based compositional techniques — including algorithmic processes, generative systems, and indeterminacy — performed in a superb ensemble including members of Flux Quartet and International Contemporary Ensemble.

Golub, Phillip: Filters [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]
Golub, Phillip:
Filters [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(Greyfade -- USA )


Price: $22.95    




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Approaching the concept of endless repetition, New York composer and pianist Phillip Golub (Tropos, Sarafand Ensemble, Cecil McBee) presents his debut solo piano album, a contemplative set of system-based looping phrases that open up to improvisational variety in live performance, here in four renderings that defy the categorization of a "loop".

Giffoni, Carlos: Zamuro [VINYL]
Giffoni, Carlos:
Zamuro [VINYL]

(Important Records -- USA )


Price: $20.95    




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A live and studio rendition of Gifonni's solo composition for portable synth and analog filter, themed on the South American large vulture of the name Zamuro.

Guthrie, Will: People Pleaser 2 [VINYL]
Guthrie, Will:
People Pleaser 2 [VINYL]

(Kythibong -- France )


Price: $23.95    




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Impressive experimental approaches to organized recordings of rhythmic and melodic percussion, a mix of quirky and curious samples & loops, spoken word, field recordings and inexplicable origins, captivating the listener in concise and diverse expositions and dynamic pacing, a journey in "pleasingly" upbeat passages and moments of awe and contemplation.

Guthrie, Will: People Pleaser 2 [VINYL MINOR DAMAGE]
Guthrie, Will:
People Pleaser 2 [VINYL MINOR DAMAGE]

(Kythibong -- France )


Price: $14.95    




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Impressive experimental approaches to organized recordings of rhythmic and melodic percussion, a mix of quirky and curious samples & loops, spoken word, field recordings and inexplicable origins, captivating the listener in concise and diverse expositions and dynamic pacing, a journey in "pleasingly" upbeat passages and moments of awe and contemplation.

Palestine, Charlemagne: MMXX-06: VVVOOOODDDOOOO DDDDOOOOODDDDDOOOOO [CLEAR VINYL]
Palestine, Charlemagne:
MMXX-06: VVVOOOODDDOOOO DDDDOOOOODDDDDOOOOO [CLEAR VINYL]

(Matiere Memoire -- Belgium )


Price: $26.95    




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The expansive mind of composer and experimenter Charlemagne Palestine presents an extended drone work performed on organ, building from a peaceful single note to a harmonically rich combination of tones with a haunting vocal quality, subtly shifting and building in momentum then slowly fading out to the 20 minute mark; an epic journey in polyphonic transition.

Wang, Hong-Kai and Mattin: Collapsing Ourselves [VINYL]
Wang, Hong-Kai and Mattin:
Collapsing Ourselves [VINYL]

(Mount Analogue -- Sweden )


Price: $18.95    




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A unique album of self-aware conversation from Hong-Kai Wang and Mattin, who record themselves responding to their own dialog, addressing those responses to the audience and adding their reaction to the final recordings, creating an abstract spoken ambiance.

Mattin : Songbook #5 [VINYL]
Mattin :
Songbook #5 [VINYL]

(Disembraining Machine -- Australia )


Price: $18.95    




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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.

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

(Munster Records, Insulin Addicted Records, CruditŽs Tapes -- E.U. )


Price: $14.95    




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Spanish sound artist and vocalist Mattin in his 6th "Songbook" album, performed with Farahnaz Hatam, Pan Daijing, Colin Hacklander, Werner Dafeldecker, and Dean Roberts, a vicious mix of essentially no-wave rock and experimental music, six songs at exactly six minutes each covering topics of the conflicts, confusion and frustrations of our modern age.

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.

Surplus 1980 + G.W. Sok: Kremlin Gremlin [VINYL 7'']
Surplus 1980 + G.W. Sok:
Kremlin Gremlin [VINYL 7'']

(Surplus Industries -- USA )


Price: $10.95    




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Reminiscent of the packaging of early releases from The Ex, the vocalist from that band--G.W. Sok--provides the words for the first tracks on this 7" from Sleepytime Gorilla Museum drummer/composer Moe! Staiano's long-running band, a brutal wordplay stab at Russian president Putin for his invasion of Ukraine; plus a dub remix of a song on the upcoming full-length Surplus 1980 album.

Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & The Maxx: Live [VINYL]
Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & The Maxx:
Live [VINYL]

(MNJ -- Norway )


Price: $19.95    




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The Norwegian big band Trondheim Jazz Orchestra joins together with the Swedish-origin trio The MaXx (Oscar Gronberg-keyboards, Petter Kraft-guitar & saxophone, Tomas Jarmy-drums) to develop and perform this monumental work of modern electric jazz, an abstract rock opera written specifically to leverage the power of the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra.

Residents, The: WARNING: UNiNC.: Live And Experimental Recordings 1971-1972 [VINYL 2 LPs]
Residents, The:
WARNING: UNiNC.: Live And Experimental Recordings 1971-1972 [VINYL 2 LPs]

(CRYPTIC CORPORATION -- USA / EU )


Price: $46.95    




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The Pre-Residents years, as exhumed from the band's extensive master tape archive. BLACK 2xLP. Double LP set featuring two live shows recorded in 1971 and 1972 plus the complete '1-10 (with a touch of 11)' album, recorded in 1972 and previously only released in short excerpts.

Mockunas, Liudas : Hydro [VINYL]
Mockunas, Liudas :
Hydro [VINYL]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


Price: $22.95    




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Lithuanian reedist Liudas Mockunas in an unusual record of clarinet and saxophone improvisations, from solo work of powerful technique to pieces using water prepared instruments to create a wealth of bubbling and aberrant sound on the instrument, side A presenting the 7 part "Hydration Suite", Side B the 3 part "Rehydration", and "Dehydration".

Douglas, Dave: Showing Up / The Power of the Vote [7" VINYL]
Douglas, Dave:
Showing Up / The Power of the Vote [7" VINYL]

(Greenleaf Music -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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2019 Record Store Day release, a 7" from trumpeter Dave Douglas in two different configurations: the lead track from his album "Engage" featuring guitarist Jeff Parker and cellist Tomeka Reid along with Anna Webber, Nick Dunston & Kate Gentile; and a B-Side from 2018's "Uplift" featuring Joe Lovano and Bill Laswell alongside Mary Halvorson, Julian Lage, and Ian Chang.

La Casa, Eric: L'inspir du Rivage part 2&3  [VINYL 7-inch]
La Casa, Eric:
L'inspir du Rivage part 2&3 [VINYL 7-inch]

(Povertech / Joe Colley -- USA )


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First stock of this 1999 7" from French sound artist Eric La Casa created as part of Joe Colley's "Explorer" series, the title translating to "the shore breathing" where each composition develops from field recordings of water, the first part more naturalist and adhering to the initial recordings, the second using sound processing to create something unique and mesmerizing.

Braxton, Anthony and the Tri-Centric Orchestra: Trillium E [4 CDs]
Braxton, Anthony and the Tri-Centric Orchestra:
Trillium E [4 CDs]

(New Braxton House -- USA )


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Newly Distributed in 2021: Trillium E is the first-ever studio recording of an Anthony Braxton opera, a deluxe 4-disc set of this surreal and witty installment in Braxton's ongoing Trillium cycle, and includes a booklet with libretto, photos, and critical essays.

Braxton, Anthony & Taylor Ho Bynum: Duo (Amherst) 2010 [DVD]
Braxton, Anthony & Taylor Ho Bynum:
Duo (Amherst) 2010 [DVD]

(New Braxton House -- USA )


Price: $19.95    




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Newly Distributed in 2021: Limited edition DVD plus audio files of two extended sets bringing saxophonist Anthony Braxton and cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum together live at Bezanson Recital Hall in Amherst, MA in 2010, performing compositions by both artists.

Braxton, Anthony : Quintet (Tristano) 2014 [7 CDs]
Braxton, Anthony :
Quintet (Tristano) 2014 [7 CDs]

(New Braxton House -- USA )


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Newly Distributed in 2021: Composer and jazz master Anthony Braxton performing on piano in a septet with saxophonists Jackson Moore and Andre Vida, bassist Eivind Opsvik and drummer Mike Szekely, exploring the compositions of Lennie Tristano plus peers Billy Bauer, Connie Crothers, Warne Marsh, Sal Mosca, &c.

Braxton, Anthony: Trillium J [4 CDs + Blu Ray]
Braxton, Anthony:
Trillium J [4 CDs + Blu Ray]

(New Braxton House -- USA )


Price: $79.95    




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Newly Distributed in 2021: A multimedia box set of Anthony Braxton's opera work "Trillium J", containing live performance video on Blu-ray disc of a 2014 performance at Roulette in NY, and studio recording on 4-CD set, with 12 vocalists, 12 instrumental soloists and a full orchestra.

Braxton, Anthony: GTM (Syntax) 2017 [12 CD BOX SET]
Braxton, Anthony:
GTM (Syntax) 2017 [12 CD BOX SET]

(New Braxton House -- USA )


Price: $129.95    




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A 12-hour collection over 12 CDs of composer Anthony Braxton's Ghost Trance Music (GTM), a compositional system he developed with his superlative Tri-Centric Vocal Ensemble, GTM allowing the ensemble to generate a performance in real time in a mix of sung, spoken, and non-verbal utterances, with unpredictable and surprising results that reveal fascinating layers with each listen.

Braxton, Anthony: 12 Duets (DCWM) 2012 [12 CD Box Set]
Braxton, Anthony:
12 Duets (DCWM) 2012 [12 CD Box Set]

(New Braxton House -- USA )


Price: $89.95    




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Newly Distributed in 2021: A 12-CD set presenting Braxton in dialogue with three distinctive duet partners: violinist Erica Dicker, vocalist Kyoko Kitamura and bassoonist Katherine Young, recorded in the summer of 2012 over two sessions with each player, a remarkable and expansive set of innovative and creative improvisation.

Peck, Dan: Solo [VINYL]
Peck, Dan:
Solo [VINYL]

(Tubapede -- USA )


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Inspired by Nikola Tesla and Karlheinz Stockhausen's collection of text pieces, "From the Seven Days", tuba player Dan Peck's solo album is an intense collection of deep tones in bold minimalism, and in clatteringly frightful tuba interactions.

Nelson, Matt: Lower Bottoms [VINYL]
Nelson, Matt:
Lower Bottoms [VINYL]

(Tubapede -- USA )


Price: $15.45    




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Brooklyn saxophonist Matt Nelson in a solo album of extended saxophone techniques along with a litany of guitar effects pedals, all run through a large 70's era Peavy combo amp with real-time feedback manipulation, a unique album of muscular playing and unusual soundscape.

Davis, Anthony  / Paul Plimley / Al Neil / John Kameel Farah: Past Piano Present | Live at Western F
Davis, Anthony / Paul Plimley / Al Neil / John Kameel Farah:
Past Piano Present | Live at Western Front 1985 - 2015 [VINYL LP with DOWNLOAD]

(Western Front New Music -- Canada )


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Four innovative and creative pianists performing solo at the Western Front between 1985 and 2015--Anthony Davis, Paul Plimley, Al Neil, John Kameel Farah--compiled on this extraordinary LP, the 2nd essential archive from one of Canada's most important performance spaces.

Nilsson, Anders: Aventyr [VINYL]
Nilsson, Anders:
Aventyr [VINYL]

(zOaR Records -- USA )


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A impressive album of virtual guitar duos from Swedish-born and New York-based experimental guitarist Anders Nilsson, challenging himself to imagine playing the pieces as 4-handed piano music, or as performed on a kora, or by a string quartet, through three extended pieces that balance complex interaction with thoughtful beauty and instrospection; exceptional.



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Braxton, Anthony & Taylor Ho Bynum: Duo (Amherst) 2010 [DVD]

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