The Squid's Ear Magazine
Squidco 21% Sale
Squidco 21% Sale

Continuing the celebration of our 21st Anniversary selling contemporary forms of music, this weekend we're reducing the price of almost 100 albums by 21% !

These albums are drawn from our catalog of experimental, improvised, composed, and rock forms, with labels including erstwhile, Elsewhere, Ambiances Magnetiques, Astral Spirits, Confront, Editions Rz, Corbett vs. Dempsey, FMR, Intakt, Greyfade, Libra, Mahakala, Relative Pitch, Notice REcodings, and zOaR Records. Take a look through this great set of albums, but hurry! This sale ends Sunday, February 4th at midnight!



 
AAVD Trio (Alexander Adams / Danny Andrade / Daniel Van Duerm): Anti Glow
AAVD Trio (Alexander Adams / Danny Andrade / Daniel Van Duerm):
Anti Glow

(Amalgam -- USA )


Sale Price: $7.95




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Experimental improvisation driven by the foundations of electric piano, organ & electronics of Chicago keyboardist Daniel Van Duerm, fueled by the flexible and unusual drumming of Alexander Adams and passionately expanded by the cathartic tenor sax wrangling of Danny Andrade, dark and light come together to form an "anti-glow" from this intriguing young trio.

Albro, Tim / Tyler Keen: Summary Dismissal
Albro, Tim / Tyler Keen:
Summary Dismissal

(ErstAEU -- USA )


Sale Price: $14.95




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A first-time collaboration between two American noise/sound artists, Tim Albro and Tyler Keen, using electronics, guitars and other lo- to medium-fi sounds and crackles to create well-paced stories in sound, apparently mysterious travelogues from city to city.

Amico, Agnese: Alalie
Amico, Agnese:
Alalie

(zOaR Records -- USA )


Sale Price: $11.95




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Recorded live using the natural resonance of an apse in Giudecca, Venice, Sicilian-Norwegian contemporary & improvising violinist Agnese Amico performs on the Hardanger Fiddle, the traditional instrument of Norway that provides resonating strings under four violin strings, for 10 works inspired by historic popular songs while expressing a sensation of alalie.

Arcturus (Jean Nichel Van Schouwburg / Lawrence Cassserely / Yoko Miura: Sverdrup Balance On Tour
Arcturus (Jean Nichel Van Schouwburg / Lawrence Cassserely / Yoko Miura:
Sverdrup Balance On Tour

(FMR -- UK )


Sale Price: $12.95




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A collection of live recordings from Sverdrup Balance, the trio of Lawrence Casserley on signal processing instrument, Yoko Miura on piano & Melodeon, and Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg on voice, recorded during their 2019 autumn tour in U.K., Belgium and North Italy, a skewed but generally optimistic group of ea- and voice improvisers with a wealth of creative inspirations.

Arnal, Jeff / Curt Cloninger: Drum Major Instinct
Arnal, Jeff / Curt Cloninger:
Drum Major Instinct

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


Sale Price: $12.95




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Finding common ground through independent work in Asheville, NC, drummer Jeff Arnal and modular synth experimenter Curt Cloninger started exchanging musical ideas, developing their concept to add powerful rhythmic elements into patterned energetic synthetics, building a language to improvise together and rework their material into these rich and exciting compositions.

Ayler, Albert / Don Cherry / John Tchicai / Roswell Rudd / Gary Peacock / Sonny Murray: New York Eye
Ayler, Albert / Don Cherry / John Tchicai / Roswell Rudd / Gary Peacock / Sonny Murray:
New York Eye And Ear Control [VINYL]

(ESP-Disk -- USA )


Sale Price: $29.95




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Tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler leads the New York free improvising sextet of trumpeter Don Cherry, alto saxophonist John Tchicai, trombonist Roswell Rudd, bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Sunny Murray through two extended jams, which were used as the soundtrack for director Michael Snow's short film "New York Eye and Ear Control".

Beuger, Antoine / Anastassis Philippakopoulos: Floating By
Beuger, Antoine / Anastassis Philippakopoulos:
Floating By

(erstwhile -- USA )


Sale Price: $14.95




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Wandelweiser founder and composer Antoine Beuguer and French composer Anastassis Philippakopoulos in a work for voice (Philippakopoulos) and breath (Beuguer), employing spaces of silence against utterance and sibilant expression, a patiently developing work that floats by in deceptively simple ways, captivating through each articulation that seems perfectly placed.

Breschand, Helene / Floy Krouchi / Zafer Tawil / Elliott Sharp: disPOSSESSION
Breschand, Helene / Floy Krouchi / Zafer Tawil / Elliott Sharp:
disPOSSESSION

(zOaR Records -- USA )


Sale Price: $11.95




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Expanding the collaboration between guitarist, saxophonist and electronic artist Elliott Sharp and electric & acoustic harpist Helene Breschand, in a quartet with Zafer Tawil performing on oud, violin & percussion and Floy Krouchi on electric bass, for an exotic, globe-embracing, groove-oriented album of unusual and often ecstatic acoustic and electric orchestration.

CHANGES TO blind: evolvensume
CHANGES TO blind:
evolvensume

(Squidco Records -- USA )


Sale Price: $9.95




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Collecting works from 2010-2017, Squidco's own Phil Zampino presents 10 tracks of electroacoustic composition sourced from studio work, live improvisation, field recordings, plunderphonics, and other indescribable approaches, a diverse set of recordings sharing a similar foreboding aesthetic and curious sonic desire.

Chansons du Crepuscule (Helene Breschand / Elliott Sharp): Aube
Chansons du Crepuscule (Helene Breschand / Elliott Sharp):
Aube

(zOaR Records -- USA )


Sale Price: $11.95




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A collection of original songs and interpretations inspired by Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg, from vocalist Hélène Breschand, also performing on harp, electronics & field recordings, in a duo with Elliott Sharp, who creates grooves and instrumental environments on guitar, synth, bass, drum programming & electronics, each song beautifully fractured and rich in detail.

Chansons du Crepuscule (Helene Breschand / Elliott Sharp): L'Apres-Midi d'un Bot
Chansons du Crepuscule (Helene Breschand / Elliott Sharp):
L'Apres-Midi d'un Bot

(zOaR Records -- USA )


Sale Price: $11.95




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A collection of original songs recorded in NY & Paris from vocalist Hélène Breschand, also performing on acoustic and electric harp, in a duo with Elliott Sharp, who creates grooves and instrumental environments on guitar, analog synth, bass, toy piano and drum programming; unusually structured and richly detailed, from idiosyncratic to sensuous.

Ciao Ciao Cello: Quiero Ver A Ese Monstruo
Ciao Ciao Cello:
Quiero Ver A Ese Monstruo

(zOaR Records -- USA )


Sale Price: $11.95




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The Berlin-based trio of guitarist Beat Keller performing on feedbacker electric guitar & acoustic guitar, innovative tuba improviser Jack Adler-McKean and Spanish vocalist & performance artist Lorena Izquierdo Aparicio take on their monsters in five unique and disturbing improvisations recorded in the studio, as they "dance on the fine line between terror and joy".

Corcoran, Kevin / Jacob Felix Heule: Erosion [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Corcoran, Kevin / Jacob Felix Heule:
Erosion [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )


Sale Price: $8.95




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An improvisational investigation into two bass drums over two extended recordings from West Coast experimental improvisers Kevin Corcoran and Jacob Felix Heule, as they apply an arsenal of unusual techniques and engage every inch of the drums with a diverse set of objects, evoking strange sounds, pattering rhythmic echoes, metallic cries and deep rumbling effects.

Dalibert, Melaine: Anastassis Philippakopoulos: Piano Works
Dalibert, Melaine:
Anastassis Philippakopoulos: Piano Works

(elsewhere -- USA )


Sale Price: $14.95




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Wandelweiser member and composer Anastassis Philippakopoulos has twelve of her compositions for solo piano performed and realized by French composer/pianist ​Melaine Dalibert, each built around slow moving melodic progressions that resonate through patient performance, each fragment and note ringing beautifully, mysteriously, and dramatically.

Dalibert, Melaine: Night Blossoms
Dalibert, Melaine:
Night Blossoms

(elsewhere -- USA )


Sale Price: $14.95




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French composer & pianist Melaine Dalibert's 6th solo album, works developed using an algorithmic approach to composing, such as retrograde sequences or cellular automaton, generating beautifully delicate patterns that he performs on instruments chosen for their tonal qualities, David Sylvian adding electronic coloring to the pieces "Yin" and "Yang".

Dalibert, Melaine : Cheminant
Dalibert, Melaine :
Cheminant

(elsewhere -- USA )


Sale Price: $14.95




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A diverse set of compositions from and performed by French composer Melaine Dalibert in his third solo piano album, presenting active rhythmic to introspective work, exploring harmonics and chord evolution; artwork by David Sylvian, and one piece composed for Sylvian, alongside pieces for elsewhere label leader Yuko Zama, Peter Garland and pianist Reinier van Houdt.

Davies, Rhodri: Wound Response
Davies, Rhodri:
Wound Response

(Amgen Records -- UK )


Sale Price: $11.42




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First released in 2012 on the Alt.Vinyl label and now reissued on his own Amgen label, Rhodri Davies performs solo in Newcastle upon Tyne on lap harp and electronics, using two main techniques: over-articulation of the strings (what harpists are taught not to do) and attacking the strings with a plectrum, forcing the tuning into new relationships until the strings eventually break.

de Asis, Clara : Without
de Asis, Clara :
Without

(elsewhere -- USA )


Sale Price: $14.95




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French composer and guitarist Clara De Asis composed the extended soundwork "Without" for the duo of Erik Carlson (violin) and Greg Stuart (percussion), defining a precise framework for the position and duration of each sound section and silence, with outlines for texture, volume, use of tone or noise, and percussive materials, but leaving space for many of the performers' choices.

de Asis, Clara / Ryoko Akama: Sisbiosis
de Asis, Clara / Ryoko Akama:
Sisbiosis

(erstwhile -- USA )


Sale Price: $14.95




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Engrossing interactions of electronic sound, abstract percussion, static, metallic ringing and other ephemeral sonic assertions, from French-based Spanish sound artist Clara de Asís and UK-based Japanese-Korean installation & sound artist Ryoko Akama: three tracks of live electroacoustic improvisation, and three compositions extracted from those sessions.

Derome, Jean: Solo Souffles
Derome, Jean:
Solo Souffles

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Sale Price: $13.95




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The remarkably creative flutist & saxophonist Jean Derome often incorporates unusual instruments into his improvisations and compositions, including bird calls, harps, kalimbas, sirens, flower plastic wrappings, bells, &c &c.... on this album Derome focuses on those unique instruments and noise makers through 23 surprising pieces illustrating his incredible collection.

Doortri: PFAS OFF
Doortri:
PFAS OFF

(zOaR Records -- USA )


Sale Price: $11.95




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Referencing their influences as The Pop Group, This Heat, Naked City, and Eric Dolphy, this collective trio from Vicenza, Italy features Tiziano Pellizzari on reeds & electronics, Geoffrey Copplestone on noise & vocals and Giampaolo Mattiello on percussion, in an insightful and sometimes socially charged, sometimes simply quirky mix of free jazz, noise and narrative vocals.

Dulin, Tucker / Ben Owen: Cat Guarding Geese
Dulin, Tucker / Ben Owen:
Cat Guarding Geese

(erstwhile -- USA )


Sale Price: $14.95




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An electroacoustic composition of environment & sound punctuated with subtle percussion and electronic interventions, developed from field recordings, performances on Roosevelt Island, and studio recordings in Brooklyn by the duo of Tucker Dulin on bells, bowl, can, cymbal, lentils, mallet & whistle and Ben Owen on paper mic, speaker boxes, op amps & cassette.

Dykstra, Jordan / Koen Nutters: In Better Shape Than You Found Me
Dykstra, Jordan / Koen Nutters:
In Better Shape Than You Found Me

(elsewhere -- USA )


Sale Price: $14.95




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The first album from the duo of American composer & violinist Jordan Dykstra and Dutch composer Koen Nutters, developed by exchanging material of ambient & spacious nature using slow chord development, field recordings, viola, pitch pipe, crotales, piano EBow and electronic programming, the resulting work diverse and constantly evolving through fascinating details.

Ensemble SuperMusique: Sonne l'image
Ensemble SuperMusique:
Sonne l'image

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Sale Price: $13.95




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The collective ensemble Supermusique featuring key performers from Montréal's musique actuelle scene, including Jean Derome, Isaiah Ceccarelli, Joane Hetu, Danielle Palardy, &c. perform "Sounding the Image", three animated scores composed through the creation of moving images and rendered live in a remarkable concert at Amphiteatre de Gesu, in Montreal in 2019.

First Meeting (Tamura / Fujii / Churko / Yamamoto): Cut The Rope
First Meeting (Tamura / Fujii / Churko / Yamamoto):
Cut The Rope

(Libra -- Japan )


Sale Price: $14.95




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Trumpeter Tamura in an album of improvisational fragmentation, textural and timbral explorations, and rapid-fire juxtapositions that create kaleidoscopic sound collages.

Frey, Jurg / Radu Malfatti: II
Frey, Jurg / Radu Malfatti:
II

(erstwhile -- USA )


Sale Price: $24.95




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Two works, one each from trombonist Radu Malfatti and clarinetist Jurg Frey, also credited with "instruments", field recordings and couterpoints; electroacoustic reductionist work of beautiful character that unfolds slowly and rewards attentive listeners in morphing sound.

Funf (Babin, Cornell, Crispo, Jacques...): La Regle
Funf (Babin, Cornell, Crispo, Jacques...):
La Regle

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Sale Price: $13.95




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Sporadic sonic exchanges exploring guidelines, graphic scores, or completely improvised, with an expansive instrumentorium from the sextet of Magali Babin, Andrea-Jane Cornell, Martine H Crispo, Anne-Francoise Jacques, Emilie Mouchous, and Erin Sexton.

Gerard, Pierre: Pieces Of Apparatus
Gerard, Pierre:
Pieces Of Apparatus

(A New Wave of Jazz -- Belgium )


Sale Price: $10.95




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In the same character as a Wandelweiser/Jürg Frey work, guitarist Pierre Gérard offers up five minimalistic or reductionist improvisations, sparse works that follow the patterns of his mind and his improvisatory method, allowing his thoughts to linger and follow a music that is curiously compelling; an idiosyncratic companion to a quiet evening or afternoon.

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

(Greyfade -- USA )


Sale 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".

Hatcher, Gerrit: Good Weight [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Hatcher, Gerrit:
Good Weight [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Amalgam -- USA )


Sale Price: $7.95




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Chicago tenor saxophonist Gerrit Hatcher, known for his duos with Anton Hatwich and with Julian Kirshner, the improvising trio Devouring the Guilt with Eli Namay & Bill Harris and a trio with Mars Williams & Lia Kohl, is heard here in three extended solo improvisations, with strong tone riffing on grooves, exuding warm melodies, and running demanding technical passages on his horn.

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

(Intangible Arts -- USA )


Sale 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.

Hetu, Joane: Chorale JOKER: Les Lucioles
Hetu, Joane:
Chorale JOKER: Les Lucioles

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Sale Price: $13.95




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The Montreal-based Chorale Joker ensemble directed and conducted by Joane Hétu, Danielle Palardy, and Jean Derome, who are also participants, is one of the most unusual and fascinating improvising vocal ensembles active, heard here in a concert coordinated with Productions SuperMusique at Le Vivier, Amphiteatre du Gesu, Montreal in early 2020; indescribably fascinating!

Howard, Earl / Denman Maroney  : Fire Song
Howard, Earl / Denman Maroney :
Fire Song

(erstwhile -- USA )


Sale Price: $14.95




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Johnson, Max: Hermit Music
Johnson, Max:
Hermit Music

(Unbroken Sounds -- USA )


Sale Price: $13.95




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An extraordinary set of solo double bass improvisations captured in the warm Booklyn Conveyor Recording Studio, Johnson showing his strength with his fingers on the large strings or a bow in his hand, in five turbulent and superb solos under reflection of personal struggles and the strain of pandemic, bringing a new sense of self and determination to his playing.

Joker (Joane Hetu): Ou Est-il Donc Ce Reve?
Joker (Joane Hetu):
Ou Est-il Donc Ce Reve?

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Sale Price: $13.95




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Joker brings together 12 vocalists, many core members of the Ambiances Magnetiques/Musique Actuelle collective including Joane Hetu, Jean Derome, Diane Labrosse, Michel F Cote, Lori Freedman, &c, performing unusual works of voice and narration composed by Joane Hetu.

Jones, Darius: Raw Demoon Alchemy (A Lone Operation) [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]
Jones, Darius:
Raw Demoon Alchemy (A Lone Operation) [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(Northern Spy -- USA )


Sale Price: $21.95




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Drawing on compositions from black artists who have created something uniquely their own--Sun Ra, Ornette Coleman, Roscoe Mitchell, Georgia Anne Muldrow--alto saxophonist Darius Jones pulls from the depths of emotion and vulnerability in five solo tracks recorded in Portland, deeply felt blues reflecting the black experience in America and the pain of isolation.

Jones, Jean Claude (JC) / and friends: Nucleous
Jones, Jean Claude (JC) / and friends:
Nucleous

(Kadima -- Israel )


Sale Price: $13.95




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The fifth in bassist, guitarist and Kadima label-leader JC Jones "Distance Series", works assembled through virtual sessions with associated artists, Jones performing on Spanish guitar which he plays as a lap guitar, on Nucleous creating a set of five unusual vocal works with internationally reknown vocalists Meira Asher, Esti Kenan-Ofri, Anat Pick and Josef Sprinzak.

Joonyong, Choi / Jin Sangtae: Hole in My Head
Joonyong, Choi / Jin Sangtae:
Hole in My Head

(erstwhile -- USA )


Sale Price: $14.95




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Recording in two locations in Seoul by Taku Unami, electronic, sound and noise artists Choi Joonyong and Jin Sangtae present a series of unusual interactions using sonic events, concrete and acousmatic interjections and aberrant expression, patiently conveying each event with clarity and intention and an almost theatrical sense of drama and narrative.

Jun, Yan / Zhu Wenbo: Twice
Jun, Yan / Zhu Wenbo:
Twice

(erstwhile -- USA )


Sale Price: $14.95




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Beijing sound artists Yan Jun and Zhu Wenbo developed this hour-long sound composition from independent recordings, a set of abstractions through recordings in the field, mechanical and electronic devices, human voice and utterance, acoustic and electronic instruments, &c. &c., made cohesive and compelling through independent time assignments by each artist; inexplicably interesting.

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

(Editions -- Austria )


Sale Price: $32.95




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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 )


Sale Price: $22.95




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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.

Lambkin, Graham / Michael Pisaro-Liu: Schwarze Riesenfalter
Lambkin, Graham / Michael Pisaro-Liu:
Schwarze Riesenfalter

(erstwhile -- USA )


Sale Price: $14.95




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Balancing active organized sound worlds from Graham Lambkin with Wandelweiser discretion from Michael Pisaro-Liu in five tracks that punctuate concrete sound compositions with Feldman-esque piano progressions, bound together by a short poem; captivating and elusive.

Lasserre, Didier: Silence Was Pleased
Lasserre, Didier:
Silence Was Pleased

(Ayler Records -- France )


Sale Price: $15.95




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Working with sound designers, cinematic and theater artists along with free improvisers, percussionist and composer Didier Lassere's performance project focuses on the relationship between sound and silence, composing entry, exit and superimposition points that the members of his septet improvise around, reconfiguring to smaller groupings throughout the work.

Lee, Robbie: Prismatist
Lee, Robbie:
Prismatist

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Sale Price: $13.95




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With a history of both improvisation and rock, NY saxophonist and sound artist (Creature Automatic, Love As Laughter) concentrates on the sopranino saxophone in this solo album, performing acoustic feats of impressive technical skill, and on many tracks performing with tuning forks and live electronics, sequenced in a compelling journey of contrasts and wonder.

Lee, Yoon-Ji : Padong
Lee, Yoon-Ji :
Padong

(zOaR Records -- USA )


Sale Price: $11.95




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Five compositions from Yoon-Ji Lee, whose work employs unconventional and nonlinear structures that focus on quick transformations of language, noise, texture, and tonal color, here with five works, one performed by JACK Quartet & Mivos Quaret, a work for solo Saenghwang, a solo piano work, a string quartet, and a mixed chamber ensemble.

Lepage, Robert M. / Rene Lussier: Chants et danses du monde inanime
Lepage, Robert M. / Rene Lussier:
Chants et danses du monde inanime

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Sale Price: $13.95




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A mixture of composition and improvisation ranging from earnest to farcical in this early recording from Robert M Lepage (clarinet, sax) and Rene Lussier (guitar).

Marclay, Christian / Elliott Sharp: 97 IS 97
Marclay, Christian / Elliott Sharp:
97 IS 97

(zOaR Records -- USA )


Sale Price: $11.95




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Essential members of the Downtown NY scene since 1981, the collaborations of turntablist Christian Marclay and multi-instrumentalist Elliott Sharp, here on 8 string guitarbass, bass clarinet & electronics, is distilled in this extremely creative electroacoustic/concrete duo, recorded live in convert at the Knitting Factory in December, 1997.

Marhaug, Lasse / Jerome Noetinger: Top
Marhaug, Lasse / Jerome Noetinger:
Top

(erstwhile -- USA )


Sale Price: $14.95




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A tribute to late experimental sound artist Peter Rehberg (Pita) from collaborators and friends Lasse Marhaug and Jérôme Noetinger, ten recordings of wildly creative, slippery electronics, crunching sound bunts, rapid fire electronic turmoil and tapehead jamming, ending with a beautifully drifting tribute to an artist who widely influenced modern sound culture.

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

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


Sale 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.

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

(Disembraining Machine -- Australia )


Sale 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.

Mines, Kelsey: Look Like
Mines, Kelsey:
Look Like

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Sale Price: $13.95




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The first complete solo release from Seattle, Washington bassist and vocalist Kelsey Mines, active in both classical music as a member of Yakima Symphony, Symphony Tacoma and the Paramount Orchestra, and as an improviser, here presenting a series of improvised solo-duets that explore how listening to our on-going internal dialogue helps us conjure honest, outward expressions.

MMM Trio (Mascolo / Mira / Maglioccho): Bridge In The Dark
MMM Trio (Mascolo / Mira / Maglioccho):
Bridge In The Dark

(FMR -- UK )


Sale Price: $13.95




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The MMM Trio of Carlo Mascolo on prepared trombone, Miguel Mira on cello and Marcello Magliocchi on drums & percussion recorded this album during a concert series in Puglia, Italy, placing each musician in a separate room with headphones, promoting the close listening and concentrated interaction each brings to their unusual approach to free improvisation.

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

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


Sale 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".

Monteiro, Alfredo Costa : Um Em Um
Monteiro, Alfredo Costa :
Um Em Um

(Monotype -- Poland )


Sale Price: $14.95




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An unusual release from the accordion, Alfredo Costa Monteiro, placed microphones in a way to enhance the harmonics and all the particularities of every sound, layering slowly moving tones and their harmonic interaction, allowing unexpected details to emerge.

Munden-Dixon, Adrianne / Leo Chang: Some Time [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Munden-Dixon, Adrianne / Leo Chang:
Some Time [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Notice Recordings -- USA )


Sale Price: $8.95




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Unusual interactions between electronically manipulated violin and an AMPIRI--an electronically enhanced Korean double reed instrument--from the Brooklyn duo of Leo Chang and Adrianne Munden Dixon, seven improvisations numbered "Sixteen" to "Twenty-Two", each a uniquely idiosyncratic exchange from quick slippery dialog to raspy dissonance of unexpected directions.

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

(zOaR Records -- USA )


Sale Price: $23.95




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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.

Noetinger, Jerome / Erik M: What A wonderful World
Noetinger, Jerome / Erik M:
What A wonderful World

(erstwhile -- USA )


Sale Price: $14.95




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Novak, Rebecca / Danny Kamins / Sandy Ewen / Damon Smith / Jerome Bryerton: Groundwater Recharge
Novak, Rebecca / Danny Kamins / Sandy Ewen / Damon Smith / Jerome Bryerton:
Groundwater Recharge

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )


Sale Price: $13.95




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Explorative improvisation, from mysteriously quiet moments to scrabbling and determined conversation, configured as trios and quintets by Rebecca Novak on piano, cornet, radio & glassware, Danny Kamins on baritone saxophone, Sandy Ewen on guitar, Damon Smith on double bass and Jerome Bryerton on percussion, all bringing unique moments through extended techniques, objects & radio.

Novik, Aaron: Grounded [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Novik, Aaron:
Grounded [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Sale Price: $7.95




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During the lockdown of 2020 clarinetist and composer Aaron Novik recorded the sounds of clarinet, bass clarinet and contrabass clarinet, using those samples to create this 10-part composition, a work of active counterpoint and minimalist structures with a playful sense of humor, the character of the samples bringing forth both acoustic and electronic evocations.

Noyes, Charles K. : Crimes In High Places, Part 1
Noyes, Charles K. :
Crimes In High Places, Part 1

(zOaR Records -- USA )


Sale Price: $11.95




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Known as a percussionist, Bay Area improviser Charles K. Noyes' first part of his Crimes In High Places is performed on electric & resonator guitars plus amplified guqin, expanding on the innovations of Derek Bailey in free-form non-idiomatic playing as he works to create a personal language on the instrument, presenting a dark and creatively foreboding vision.

Noyes, Charles K. / Elliott Sharp: Besotted
Noyes, Charles K. / Elliott Sharp:
Besotted

(zOaR Records -- USA )


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A series of collaborative electracoustic improvisations recorded remotely during the pandemic by long-time associates, electric guitarist Charles K. Noyes and multi-instrumentalist Elliott Sharp, here performing on arches h line (a 9-string double neck instrument), violinoid, triple course bass pantar, analog synthesizers, sax & bass clarinet.

Oceans Of Silver & Blood: Acetate [CD EP]
Oceans Of Silver & Blood:
Acetate [CD EP]

(Confront -- UK )


Sale Price: $8.95




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Reissuing their limited 2014 release on Joachim Nordwall Editions, the Oceans Of Silver & Blood duo of Joachim Nordwall on analog synthesizer, effects & tape and percussionist Mark Wastell on tam tam and timpani present two pieces, the first an environmental work underpinned by subtle percussion, the second a richly resonating work of threatening warmth.

Olive, Tim / Kayu Nakada: Entenka [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Olive, Tim / Kayu Nakada:
Entenka [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tsss Tapes -- Spain )


Sale Price: $8.95




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Applying techniques similar to those of the prepared piano, Japanese experimental artist Kayu Nakada uses circuit bending--circuit boards from electronic instruments short circuited for new effects--joining forces with Japan-based Canadian electronic instrument maker Tim Olive (845 Audio) for four works of intriguingly interactive glitch, hum, static and sonic inexplicables.

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

(Matiere Memoire -- Belgium )


Sale 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.

Parker, Christopher / Kelley Hurt: No Tears Suite
Parker, Christopher / Kelley Hurt:
No Tears Suite

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


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Celebrating the temerity and successes of the students known as the Arkansas "Little Rock Nine", who in 1957 set a precedent as they fought to enter a segregated high school, in six pieces written by pianist Christopher Parker and vocalist Kelley Hurt, who narrates the student's successes over the powerfully uplifting and reflective music of a six piece jazz band.

Pederneschi, Alberto: Microcosmo
Pederneschi, Alberto:
Microcosmo

(FMR -- UK )


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Using prepared drums drums, objects, voice, and Kalimba, Italian drummer Alberto Pederneschi presents eight solo works recorded in the studio, an unhurried but authoritative set of pieces that merge composed and improvised sections, drawing and evoking a narrative sense in coherent arrangements and intimate story telling.

Philippakopoulos, Anastassis / Jurg Frey: Wind And Light
Philippakopoulos, Anastassis / Jurg Frey:
Wind And Light

(elsewhere -- USA )


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Wandelweiser composer and pianist Anastassis Philippakopoulos presents four solo clarinet pieces performed by fellow Wandelweiser member, Swiss composer and clarinetist Jürg Frey, and three solo piano pieces performed by himself, in a beautiful album of delicately minimal and fragile music inspired by and reflecting the natural landscape of Greece.

Pisaro-Liu, Michael: Revolution Shuffle [2 CDs]
Pisaro-Liu, Michael:
Revolution Shuffle [2 CDs]

(erstwhile -- USA )


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Alarmed by the warning signs of social deterioration, political overreach and planetary damage warning of an imminent need for revolutionary change, composer and sound artist Michael Pisaro-Liu sought and plundered references in sound from historic and current sources, producing 53 tracks that are arranged to tell a story in a mosaic form; an incredible achievement.

Pisaro-Liu, Michael: Tombstones (performed by Barbara Dang & Muzzix)
Pisaro-Liu, Michael:
Tombstones (performed by Barbara Dang & Muzzix)

(elsewhere -- USA )


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Applying techniques that Michael Pisaro uses in his audio compositions to song formats, this album presents 11 new versions of songs from his 2013 Human Ear Music album, here reworked for clarity and recorded under the artistic direction of the Lille-based pianist Barbara Dang and six members of the Muzzix collective (Bellefont, Cruz, Orins, Pruvost & Pruvost).

Pisaro-Liu, Michael (Guy Vandromme / Adriaan Severins / Luciana Elizondo / Fabio Gionfrida): A Room
Pisaro-Liu, Michael (Guy Vandromme / Adriaan Severins / Luciana Elizondo / Fabio Gionfrida):
A Room Outdoors [2 CDs]

(elsewhere -- USA )


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Two realizations of Michael Pisaro-Liu's 2006 work for sustaining instruments, harmonium & field recordings, recorded first at Wild Gallery, in Brussels with Guy Vandromme (keyboards) and Adriaan Severins (field recordings and synthesizer); then at the Museo Archeologico San Lorenzo, in Cremona, Italy with Luciana Elizondo (viola da gamba) and Fabio Gionfrida (field recordings), in collaboration with Guy Vandromme (Indian harmonium).

Puntigam, Werner / Beat Keller / Georg Wilbertz: UND JA, AND YES
Puntigam, Werner / Beat Keller / Georg Wilbertz:
UND JA, AND YES

(zOaR Records -- USA )


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Freely improvised, noisy chamber music performed on guitar, trombone, conch shell, drums & percussion from the trio of Swiss guitarist Beat Keller, Austrian trombonist Werner Puntigam and German drummer Georg Wilbertz, bridging genres while keeping a sense of free jazz as an implied basis, with a sly sense of humor and wonder through marvelous technique and timing.

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 )


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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.

Regev, Reut / Igal Foni: Two Much Never Enough
Regev, Reut / Igal Foni:
Two Much Never Enough

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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The husband and wife duo of New York free improvisers, Reut Regev on trombone and Igal Foni on drums, both bringing electronics to their session, in surprisingly their debut duo release after two decades of musical collaboration and shared life, their assurance and intimacy evident in the relaxed spontaneity and sheer musicality they bring to their dialogs.

Roger, Danielle Palardy : Cannibale
Roger, Danielle Palardy :
Cannibale

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


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Composer/percussionist Danielle Palardy Roger's musical satire about capitalism, performed with some of Montreal's finest improvisers using conventional & unconventional instruments and voice, captured live at the Gesu Amphitheater, in Montreal in 2018: Michel F Cote, Andre Duchesne, Joane Hetu, Elizabeth Lima, Isaiah Ceccarelli, Alexander St-Onge, and Ida Toniato.

Rogers, Erin: 2000 Miles
Rogers, Erin:
2000 Miles

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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Focusing intently on multiphonics and long-form statements on the saxophone, the second solo album from Canadian-American saxophonist based in New York City, Erin Rogers, is a tour-de-force of unusual language on the instrument, exploring every inch from the reeds to the pads in manners uniquely harrowing, ingenious, awe-filled, unorthodox, and always inspired.

Ronn, Christian / Bob Bellerue : Intoku Inversions
Ronn, Christian / Bob Bellerue :
Intoku Inversions

(Anarchy Moon Recordings/Nishe -- USA )


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Beautiful long-form drones and harmonic interactions develop and are then shaken up with sonic deformations and collisions, returning to beautiful environments and then reversed once again, from the duo of sonic explorers Bob Bellerue and Christian Ronn, recording in Copenhagen using organs, electronics, winds, and feedback to create these wonderfully alien domains.

Rosenberg, Reed Evan / Ethan Tripp: Medium Rude
Rosenberg, Reed Evan / Ethan Tripp:
Medium Rude

(ErstAEU -- USA )


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A journey in sound--drone, abrasive noise and subtle ambiance--in a well-paced example of non-idiomatic soundscape from the first meeting of Reed Evan Rosenberg on microphones, pedals, max, and voice, and Ethan Tripp on speakers, microphones, motors, junk.

Rossetto, Vanessa: The Actress [2 CDs]
Rossetto, Vanessa:
The Actress [2 CDs]

(erstwhile -- USA )


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An unusual narrative of field recordings, electronics and chamber instrumentation from composer Vanessa Rossetto, through two CDs weaving an abstracted and detailed story of recurring motifs, indescribably intertwined with spoken word, equestrian moments, environmental recordings, and melodic progressions of strings and harps; a momentous work of collaged composition.

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

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


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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.

Sharp, Elliot / Orchestra Carbon: Radiolaria
Sharp, Elliot / Orchestra Carbon:
Radiolaria

(zOaR Records -- USA )


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An algorithmic composition for Elliott Sharp's Orchestra Carbon modeled on biological paradigms of growth and reproduction, recorded at Tonic in 2001 with a large ensemble of instrumentalists including Ned Rothenberg, Steve Swell, Jim Pugliese, Andy Laster, &c. and programmers and sampler performers including David Weinstein, R. Luke Dubois, and Zeena Parkins.

Sharp, Elliott / Eric Mingus: Songs from a Rogue State
Sharp, Elliott / Eric Mingus:
Songs from a Rogue State

(zOaR Records -- USA )


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Extending their collaborations with this project that blurs rock, experimental and improvised forms in a very Downtown NY way, Elliott Sharp performing on guitars, analog synth & drums machines joins with Eric Mingus on bass and primary vocals, with Doug McKenzie providing drums samples and loops, for a set of insightful, incisive, extraordinary songs.

Sharp, Elliott SysOrk: ReGenerate
Sharp, Elliott SysOrk:
ReGenerate

(zOaR Records -- USA )


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As part of NY composer, guitarist, bassist, saxophonist and electroacoustic artist Elliott Sharp's 70th birthday observation he performed a series of concerts under the moniker "E#@70", initiating the series with this remarkable concert at Roulette, premiering 4 new works performed by his SysOrk ensemble, dedicated to performing Sharp's algorithmic scores, graphic notation and conductions.

Sharp's, Elliott Terraplane: Century
Sharp's, Elliott Terraplane:
Century

(zOaR Records -- USA )


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An unflinching look at life in post-Reconstruction America, commemorating the anniversary of Nancy Cunard's 1934 collection of African-American writings, poems, and song lyrics titled Negro: An Anthology, from Elliott Sharp's Terraplane, with vocalists Tracie Morris, Eric Mingus, Mikel Banks, and instrumentalist including Sharp, Dave Hofstra, recordings from Hubert Sumlin, &c.

Sharp's, Elliott Terraplane: Kick It Six
Sharp's, Elliott Terraplane:
Kick It Six

(zOaR Records -- USA )


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The title referencing a Blind Willie McTell entreaty to himself, Elliott Sharp's contemporary blues project Teraplane truly "kicks" in 8 burning pieces of concentrated guitar work from Sharp, solo and in overdub, recording in Studio zOaR while performing on electric guitar, vong co guitar, lap steel guitar, console steel guitars, mandocello, mandola, basses & drum programming.

Stemeseder, Elias: Piano Solo
Stemeseder, Elias:
Piano Solo

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


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A solo album from Austrian-born, NY-based pianist Elias Stemeseder, a member of the Jim Black Trio and Dre Hocevar, here presenting 14 original compositions, succinct works of inventive structures and insightful improvisation along with a traditional Austrian tune "foeggslia'l", an album revealing great skill, quick wit, and a complex mind that yields delightfully intrepid discovery.

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

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


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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.

Synkretika (Carl Stone / Elliott Sharp): Live in Tokyo
Synkretika (Carl Stone / Elliott Sharp):
Live in Tokyo

(zOaR Records -- USA )


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One of the pioneers of live computer music, Carl Stone and guitarist, multi-reedist and electronic artist Elliott Sharp have had a long association sharing concert stages together, heard here in 2019 at Bar Ishee in Tokyo for a unique concert of syncretic improvisation, merging instrumental music with unusual concrete and acousmatic sonic manifestations.

Takeda, Risa : The Sorcerer's Castle
Takeda, Risa :
The Sorcerer's Castle

(Cbzm Records -- Japan )


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An epic story in symphonic rock style from pianist, drummer and composer Risa Takeda, telling the fantastic tale of a dramatic confrontation between an Emperor and a Sorcerer, through eleven compositions of a contemporary classical and theatrical nature, using modern synthetic sources in active and complex orchestration as the plot advances.

Tolimieri, Quentin: Monochromes [3 CDs]
Tolimieri, Quentin:
Monochromes [3 CDs]

(elsewhere -- USA )


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Berlin-based composer & pianist Quentin Tolimieri's goal for the 15 compositions of "Monochrome" was to hear the acoustic piano differently, removing traditional structures of European harmony, each piece focused on a single or "monochromatic" theme that unfolds over an extended period of time, whether languorous or intensely active, each piece unique and self-contained.

Tong, Brianna / Johanna Brock / Andrew Scott Young / Ishmael Ali: Akjai
Tong, Brianna / Johanna Brock / Andrew Scott Young / Ishmael Ali:
Akjai

(Amalgam -- USA )


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Part of the Chi Away project bringing together new collaborations of Chicago improvisers, Akjai is the unique experimental chamber jazz quartet of Brianna Tong on vocals, Johanna Brock on voice & violin, Ishmael Ali on cello and Andrew Scott Young on double bass, blurring 20th century classical music, art song and free jazz with texts by Brianna Tong, Octavia Butler, and RA Washington.

Tromans, Doctor Steve: The Way
Tromans, Doctor Steve:
The Way

(FMR -- UK )


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A member of the Paul Dunmall Quintet and Ed Gauden's Crux, Birmingham UK pianist, composer and band leader Steve Tromans presents an album of original work, lyrical and introspective pieces improvised in the studio as a response to the duress of the global pandemic, motivated to record on a great piano in the great Sansom Studio based on recent life experiences.

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

(MNJ -- Norway )


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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.

Tsunoda, Toshiya / Taku Unami: Wovenland 2 [2 CDs]
Tsunoda, Toshiya / Taku Unami:
Wovenland 2 [2 CDs]

(erstwhile -- USA )


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For their 2nd collaboration, sound artists Toshiya Tsunoda & Taku Unami present a series of acoustic experiments, each track using a single field recording — fishing spots, birds, a hiking trail, &c, — recording and manipulating those recordings using specific processes, seeking to emulate the way our minds process the senses that we encounter to create our perceived reality.

Unami, Taku / Devin DiSanto: Taku Unami / Devin DiSanto
Unami, Taku / Devin DiSanto:
Taku Unami / Devin DiSanto

(erstwhile -- USA )


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A live performance at Fridman Gallery in New York City as part of erstwhile's AMPLIFY 2015 festival from sound artists Taku Unami & Devin DiSanto, using electronics, concrete sounds, and spoken word to create diverse active environments of narratives and pure sound.

van Houdt, Reinier : Drift Nowhere Past / The Adventure Of Sleep [2 CDs]
van Houdt, Reinier :
Drift Nowhere Past / The Adventure Of Sleep [2 CDs]

(elsewhere -- USA )


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Interested in compositional work involving sound, timing, space, physicality, memory, noise & environment, Dutch composer Reinier van Houdt shares six works developed for erstwhile record's festival AMPLIFY 2020: quarantine, each piece focused on a specific day of the month; and a complementary set of four compositions about everyday recurring situations.

Vandromme, Guy / Bruno Duplant: l'infini des possibles (12 etudes pour piano) [2 CDs]
Vandromme, Guy / Bruno Duplant:
l'infini des possibles (12 etudes pour piano) [2 CDs]

(elsewhere -- USA )


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Twelve etudes for solo piano by French composer Bruno Duplant and interpreted by pianist Guy Vandromme, each etude consisting of eight lines of lowercase letters a-g representing white keys, with accents, uppercase shifts, apostrophes, &c. affecting those letters, the performer given an "infinity of possibilities" through choices of combinations and repetions of the score.

Various Artists: 20 Jahre Inventionen VI
Various Artists:
20 Jahre Inventionen VI

(Edition Rz -- Germany )


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New Pricing April 2019: Recordings from the Berlin Inventionen Festivals for New Music 2005 and 2006 featuring compositions by Edgar Barroso ("ODD"); Mario Verandi ("Comme un jeu des images"); Paul Wilson ("Trhough the Rain"); Ricardo Climent ("Wallwoodpeckers"); Vladimir Djambazov ("The Secret Life of a Snare Drum"); and Ludger Brummer ("Glasharle").

 
What Is Music / Volume 1:
Liquid Metal Dreaming

(MusicNow -- Great Britain )


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1. Liquid Metal Dreaming In Ely 6:44

2. Seghill Ballad 3:24

3. Pythagoras Clocks Off And Heads For The Ruperra Arms 6:49

4. Pythagorean Ground 5:31

5. The Alchemists Of East Moors 3:47

6. Texting Robbie Burns 4:03

7. Pressure 15:44

8. Release 3:50

9. Bhopal Thoughts 18:48

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

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


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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.

Armaroli, Sergio / Steve Piccolo / Elliott Sharp: Blue In Mind
Armaroli, Sergio / Steve Piccolo / Elliott Sharp:
Blue In Mind

(Leo Records -- UK )


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An unusual blend of jazz tradition, spoken word and soundscape, presenting mostly as a jazz album with spoken narration from Steve Piccolo (Lounge Lizards) guiding the album with abstract comments that interject with Sergio Armaroli's virtuoso vibe playing, Elliot Sharp adding both acoustic sax elements and inventive sonic environments underpinning many moments; conceptually fascinating.

Bellowing Earwigs, The (Schouwburg / Bowman / Thompson / Northover): The Perpendicular Giraffe Compa
Bellowing Earwigs, The (Schouwburg / Bowman / Thompson / Northover):
The Perpendicular Giraffe Compartment

(FMR -- UK )


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Studio improvisations from the far-ranging quartet of Daniel Thompson on acoustic guitar, Adrian Northover on saxophone, Mbira & Melodica, Adam Bohman on objects, and Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg on voice, an experimental acoustic set that at times takes on nearly electronic qualities, Van Schouwburg and Bohman bringing unusual and unique elements to authoritatively perplexing dialog.

Bergman / Pastor: Live At Tortona
Bergman / Pastor:
Live At Tortona

(Mutable -- USA )


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The duo of pianist Borah Bergman and violinist Stefano Pastor performing live at the Fuori Tema Festival in Tortona, Italy in 2007, fascinating parallel dialogs.

Charming Hostess: The Ginzburg Geography
Charming Hostess:
The Ginzburg Geography

(Tzadik -- USA )


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An examination of the lives and work of anti-fascist political activists Natalia and Leone Ginzburg during World War II, researched and developed by late vocalist and composer Jewlia Eisenberg, this album completed by her longtime collaborator Marika Hughes and performed with musicians including Nils Frykdahl, Darren Johnston, Dan Cantrell, &c.

Coleman, Anthony / Brian Chase: Arcades [VINYL]
Coleman, Anthony / Brian Chase:
Arcades [VINYL]

(Chaikin Records -- USA )


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Downtown NY pianist Anthony Coleman (John Zorn, Marc Ribot, Glenn Branca), and drummer Brian Chase (Jeremiah Cymerman, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Drums and Drones) present their debut collaboration, balancing jazz-influenced improvisation with avant compositional forms to forge a chamber jazz album of thoughtful interaction informed by profound technique and creative drive.

Davis, Greg: Throughline
Davis, Greg:
Throughline

(Autumn Records -- USA )


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Taking modular synths into unusual territory, Autumn Records label leader and relentless audio explorer Greg Davis spent years using a computer controlled modular synthesizer system to generate an obsessive set of synthetic and electronic sounds -- swooping, burbling, chattering, &c. -- assembled into this quick witted and energetic set of compositions.

Dinel, Karbe: MMXX-09: Ouroboros [CLEAR VINYL]
Dinel, Karbe:
MMXX-09: Ouroboros [CLEAR VINYL]

(Matiere Memoire -- Belgium )


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French sound artist Karbe Dinel creates a complex work of sound that shifts through diverse moods and seamlessly dovetailed sections, using synthesizer and effects to create deep resonating tones and high pitched complements, mysterious grainy ambience, haunting chambers of drifting electronics; a mysterious and compelling journey in the electronic realm.

Douglas, Dave: Overcome [VINYL]
Douglas, Dave:
Overcome [VINYL]

(Greenleaf Music -- USA )


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Beginning with a reimagining of the Civil Rights anthem "We Shall Overcome", trumpeter Dave Douglas' album is an emotional and powerful statement of human engagement towards justice--Racial justice; Climate justice; Voting justice; Gender justice--performed with Ryan Keberle on trombone, Fay Victor on voice, Camila Meza on voice, guitar, Jorge Roeder on bass and Rudy Royston on drums.

Dunning, Graham / Edward Lucas: End Of A Cable [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Dunning, Graham / Edward Lucas:
End Of A Cable [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tsss Tapes -- Spain )


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A series of unusual improvisations between London free improvising trombonist Edward Lucas (Hyperion Ensemble, London Experimental Ensemble) and experimental sound artist, turntablist & percussionist Graham Dunning, merging acoustic sources with controlled feedback, objects and field recordings, pressed to dubplate to create these engagingly strange and concise dialogs.

Ensemble SuperMusique: Commutation
Ensemble SuperMusique:
Commutation

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


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Ensemble Supermusique, Montreal's premiere open-minded improvising ensemble, here led by saxophonist & vocalist Joane Hetu and conducted by percussionist Danielle Palardy Roger, present a live concert of graphic scores dating back to 1920, with works from Fred Frith (Stone, Brick, Glass, Wood, Wire), Luigi Russolo, Maxime Daigneault, Emilie Girard-Charest & Anestis Logothetis.

Erica Dicker / Dennis Sullivan: Blood Luxury [CASSETTE w/ DOWNOAD]
Erica Dicker / Dennis Sullivan:
Blood Luxury [CASSETTE w/ DOWNOAD]

(Tubapede -- USA )


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Delicate abrasions and corruption of their instruments from the NY duo of Erica Dicker (Till by Turning) on violin and Dennis Sullivan (Radical 2), 9 works of improvised soundscape and avant-raw chamber music through prepared strings, tapes, looped feedback, resonant metals, modified snares and liberally bowed surfaces, richly constrained and luxuriously blood-curdling.

Frasch, Heather / Ryoko Akama: Linking
Frasch, Heather / Ryoko Akama:
Linking

(Ftarri / Meenna -- Japan )


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US sound artists Heather Frasch and UK Ryoko Akama, who together run the mumei journal exploring the relationship between text and sound, in works commissioned by Bruno Duplant based on written texts, each interpreted, recorded and edited by the other using objects, field recordings, electronics, cello & voice, with one piece from Frasch and two versions from Akama.

Gadt / Osborne / Zakrocki / Olak: Spontaneous Chamber Music Vol.3
Gadt / Osborne / Zakrocki / Olak:
Spontaneous Chamber Music Vol.3

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- Poland )


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The third volume in this free improvising series, starting with the collaboration of Polish violinist Patryk Zakrocki and guitarist Marcin Olak, varying the additional players as they explore chamber-oriented free improvisation, here with the impressive vocal improvisation of Anna Gadt and cellist Annemie Osborne, ripping apart the calendar in 14 monthly machinations.

Golden, Barbara: Not Dead Yet [CD]
Golden, Barbara:
Not Dead Yet [CD]

(fo'c'sle -- USA )


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Bay Area experimental music scene legend and multi-disciplinary artist Barabara Golden celebrates her 80th birthday presents works created between 1980-2020, including performances by Robert Ashley, Maggi Payne, Chris Brown, WIGband with Johanna Poethig, George Lewis, William Winant, Mary Oliver and texts by Melody Sumner Carnahan.

Herr Borelgrip (Pierre Borel / Joel Grip): The Great European Stool Sample [2LPS]
Herr Borelgrip (Pierre Borel / Joel Grip):
The Great European Stool Sample [2LPS]

(Umlaut Records -- Sweden / France / Germany )


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Sealed new copy damaged in the post, dinged corners and bends but the LPs are in mint shape.

The first album from the amalgamated band name Herr Borrelgrip, a play on the names of alto saxophonist Pierre Borel and double bassist Joel Grip, developing their work in Stockholm, Berlin and Paris starting in 2008 as a performing duo, heard here in a beautiful gatefold double LP studio release with an extensive LP-sized booklet of text in French and images.

Hetu, Joane : Tags
Hetu, Joane :
Tags

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


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Four compositions written between 2000-2019 from Joane Hétu: a duo between bassist Nicolas Caloia & bass clarinetist/vocalist Lori Freedman; a work with Hétu & Jean Derome plus the Quaturo Bozzini string and Quasar saxophone quartets; a composition for 20 electric guitars; and one movement from "Préoccupant, c'est Préoccupant performed by Ensemble Supermusique.

Kahn, Jason: Infinity Suite [BOOK + CD]
Kahn, Jason:
Infinity Suite [BOOK + CD]

(Editions -- Austria )


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A 60 page book and CD from sound artist Jason Kahn, the audio composition representing an interconnected set of sound impressions focused on the Indian city of Varanasi, using field recordings of life on the street, the people, animals & music heard there, into the holy sites of the city, the school rooms, ending with a cremation and inevitable quiet at end of day.

Kimmel.Ali.Harris: Vivary
Kimmel.Ali.Harris:
Vivary

(Amalgam -- USA )


Sale Price: $4.00




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A diverse set of electroacoustic improvisations, including pointillistic interplay, free explorations merging contemporary compositional cues, pieces composed around specific parameters and evolving experimental soundscapes, from the Michigan trio Kimmel.Ali.Harris of Jeff Kimmel on clarinet & electronics, Ishmael Ali on cello, guitar & electronics, and Bill Harris on drums & synth.

La Casa, Eric: Everyday Unknown 4 & 5
La Casa, Eric:
Everyday Unknown 4 & 5

(Swarming -- France )


Sale Price: $13.95




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Exploring the details of everyday life as he examines the relationship between his environment and himself, microscopic audio explorer Éric La Casa investigates sounds beyond the threshold of auditory hearing, capturing barely perceptible sonic manifestations with incredible clarity and detail, constructing engaging works from these surprising and intriguing sounds.

M (feat. Ben Stapp / Fred Lonberg-Holm / Marco Colonna / Steve Swell): Broken Songs
M (feat. Ben Stapp / Fred Lonberg-Holm / Marco Colonna / Steve Swell):
Broken Songs

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- Poland )


Sale Price: $15.95




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A set of blues songs of a personal nature, concepts for a broken yet hopeful age, written and sung by improvising guitarist Marcin "M" Olak (Gadt/Osborne/Zakrocki/Olak, Agusti Fernandez) performed and expanded by a set of stellar improvisers: Ben Stapp on tuba, Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello, Marco Colonna on flute and Steve Swell on trombone.

Miller, Ben : In the Moment
Miller, Ben :
In the Moment

(Two Rooms -- USA )


Sale Price: $8.80




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Destroy All Monsters and Sensorium Saxophone Orchestra guitarist Ben Miller in an album of experimental solo guitar works, augmenting his guitar with effects, synthesizer, bass, tapes and radio to create seven fascinating works that reflect on his rock background through solid rhythmic and melodic hooks, but also captivates through unusual and surprising sonic elements.

Miller, Ben: In the Moment [VINYL]
Miller, Ben:
In the Moment [VINYL]

(Two Rooms -- USA )


Sale Price: $19.95




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Destroy All Monsters and Sensorium Saxophone Orchestra guitarist Ben Miller in an album of experimental solo guitar works, augmenting his guitar with effects, synthesizer, bass, tapes and radio to create seven fascinating works that reflect on his rock background through solid rhythmic and melodic hooks, but also captivates through unusual and suprising sonic elements.

Myers, David Lee: Intervals / Interludes
Myers, David Lee:
Intervals / Interludes

(pulsewidth -- USA )


Sale Price: $6.00




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Like passages through an electronic corridor, New York electronic artist David Lee Myers (Arcane Device) presents a series of "interludes"--long passages of rich electronic sound--and "intervals" of punctuated rhythms, described by Myers as: "In-between spaces for catching one's breath amid frigid landscapes, existential pauses, and mercurial pools of aboriginal pleadings."

Myers, David Lee: Room In A Moon House
Myers, David Lee:
Room In A Moon House

(pulsewidth -- USA )


Sale Price: $8.00




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A series of "Rooms" and related electronic environments from New York sound artist David Lee Myers, whose long running Arcane Device project runs parallel to these nearly ambient works that Myers intimates are for intimate environments, developed through deft use of Eurorack electronics, feedback, sampling and other elegant electronic processes.

Nutters, Koen: Intervals, time and space between [2 CDs]
Nutters, Koen:
Intervals, time and space between [2 CDs]

(Meenna -- Japan )


Sale Price: $15.40




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Three versions of composer Koen Nutters piece "Intervals, time and space between," performed in Berlin, Switzerland and The Netherlands in 2019 by Ensemble Post-music and DNK Ensemble with special guests Stefan Thut, Luke Martin, Thea Mesirow and Aaron Foster Breilyn, the work open to interpretation as a construction kit for each player to build their own version.

Pavone, Jessica: ...of Late [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Pavone, Jessica:
...of Late [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Sale Price: $5.50




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Borrowing from traditional music notation, Jessica Pavone's compositions for her string ensemble with Aimée Niemann and Abby Swidler alternates between metered and time-based scores allowing the performers freedom to move between long tone sounds and clusters at the performer's chosen rate, responding to each other while creating a "collaboratively sewn musical fabric".

Pellerin, Guy-Frank / Mattias Boss / Eugenio Sanna : Water Reflections
Pellerin, Guy-Frank / Mattias Boss / Eugenio Sanna :
Water Reflections

(FMR -- UK )


Sale Price: $12.95




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Three disparate improvisers--Guy-Frank Pellerin on soprano & tenor saxophones, Matthias Boss on violin & voice and Eugenio Sanna on amplified guitar plus small metallic layers, balloons & voice--present a non-idiomatic, fully improvised set of "sonorities, fragments, atmospheres seeming to constitute independent parts, but actually forming a unicum".

Piet, Matt: (pentimento)
Piet, Matt:
(pentimento)

(Amalgam -- USA )


Sale Price: $4.00




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Three layers of Chicago pianist & composer Matt Piet (Four Letter Words, Matt Piet Trio) in a virtual trio improvised sequentially in the studio in 2020, the title referring to a visible trace of earlier painting beneath a layer of paint on a canvas, an apt analogy for the keen interactions and wonderful labyrinths Piet performs with himself.

Preliminary Saturation (de Turck / Jaspers / Smolders): You Are The Universe
Preliminary Saturation (de Turck / Jaspers / Smolders):
You Are The Universe

(Moving Furniture -- Netherlands )


Sale Price: $6.00




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In 2004, sound artist Jos Smolders released his Textures and Mobiles album on the CONV label; so taken by the sound, which is based on dtmf and ccitt tones generated by phones and pure sine waves, the Preliminary Saturation duo of Steffan de Turck and Wouter Jaspers created these three diverse edits and remixes of the album, one for a live performance at Smolder's 2006 birthday party.

Sewelson, Dave : Smooth Free Jazz
Sewelson, Dave :
Smooth Free Jazz

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


Sale Price: $6.00




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A soulful and even honky-tonk take on jazz from baritone saxophonist and vocalist Dave Sewleson, covering tunes like Nat King Cole's "Nature Boy" (two versions) or leaning back on riffs from popular music through lap steel guitarist Mike Neer, with Dave Hofstra on bass and Bernice "Boom Boom" Brooks on drums, a surprisingly enjoyable merging of popular and free playing.

Sinton, Josh: b.
Sinton, Josh:
b.

(FiP recordings -- USA )


Sale Price: $9.90




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The third solo saxophone record from Brooklyn improviser Josh Sinton, and his first recorded solely on the baritone saxophone, an instrument for which Sinton explains he has dedicated half his life, heard in this remarkably diverse set on the lower horn that he approaches lyrically, technically, emotionally and with startling singularity.

Souchal / Nick / Lazro / Cappozzo: Neigen
Souchal / Nick / Lazro / Cappozzo:
Neigen

(Ayler -- France )


Sale Price: $11.00




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An album of explorative and restrained improvisation, primarily acoustic but also using object and an electro-acoustic octave violin, from the quartet of Nicolas Souchal on trumpet & flugelhorn, Michael Nick on violin & electro acoustic octave violin, Daunik Lazro on tenor & baritone saxophones, and Jean-Luc Cappozzo on trumpet, flugelhorn & objects.

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

(Amish Records -- USA )


Sale 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.


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Best Sellers in This Category:

M (feat. Ben Stapp / Fred Lonberg-Holm / Marco Colonna / Steve Swell): Broken Songs

Lambkin, Graham / Michael Pisaro-Liu: Schwarze Riesenfalter

Vandromme, Guy / Bruno Duplant: l'infini des possibles (12 etudes pour piano) [2 CDs]

Frey, Jurg / Radu Malfatti: II

Noyes, Charles K. : Crimes In High Places, Part 1

Pisaro-Liu, Michael: Tombstones (performed by Barbara Dang & Muzzix)

Noyes, Charles K. / Elliott Sharp: Besotted

Sharp's, Elliott Terraplane: Kick It Six

Johnson, Max: Hermit Music

Pisaro-Liu, Michael: Revolution Shuffle [2 CDs]

Sewelson, Dave : Smooth Free Jazz

Sharp, Elliott SysOrk: ReGenerate

Sharp, Elliot / Orchestra Carbon: Radiolaria

Dykstra, Jordan / Koen Nutters: In Better Shape Than You Found Me

Myers, David Lee: Intervals / Interludes

Marhaug, Lasse / Jerome Noetinger: Top

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

Marclay, Christian / Elliott Sharp: 97 IS 97

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

Novak, Rebecca / Danny Kamins / Sandy Ewen / Damon Smith / Jerome Bryerton: Groundwater Recharge

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