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Spoken Word


 
Bumsteinas, Arturas : Different Trains
Bumsteinas, Arturas :
Different Trains

(Bolt -- Poland )


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A collection of experimental, electroacoustic, and comprovized works from composer, sound artist, performer, and improviser Arturas Bumsteinas, inspired by Central European cultural landscape, including a radio play commisioned by Bolt Records.

Bynum, Taylor Ho & SpiderMonkey Strings: Madeleine Dreams
Bynum, Taylor Ho & SpiderMonkey Strings:
Madeleine Dreams

(Firehouse 12 Records -- USA )


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The 2nd recording from cornetist Bynum's improvising chamber ensemble SpiderMonkey Strings in a narrative coming of age work using Bynum arrangements of Ornette, Sun Ra, & Elligton.

Dalachinsky, Steve / Joelle Leandre: The Bill Has Been Paid
Dalachinsky, Steve / Joelle Leandre:
The Bill Has Been Paid

(Dark Tree Records -- France )


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New York poet Steve Dalachinsky, indelibly linked to the creative Downtown NY jazz scene, in duos with French double bass player, improviser and composer Joelle Leandre, recorded live at Rogueart in Paris, May 2012.

Ecstasy Mule: Ecstasy Mule Contemplates Hunting and Drinking When the Rainbow is Enuf
Ecstasy Mule:
Ecstasy Mule Contemplates Hunting and Drinking When the Rainbow is Enuf

(Batterrie -- USA )


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Ecstasy Mule's demented improv blues in a maxi-single presenting 3 version of "Missouri Couple seeks Law Against Hunting + Drinking" from 3 NYC performances.

Helary, Sylvaine : Spring Roll / Printemps [2 CDs]
Helary, Sylvaine :
Spring Roll / Printemps [2 CDs]

(Ayler -- France )


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A hybrid of theater, music, sound poetry and political manifesto from Sylvaine Helary, focused on the "Arab Spring" in Egypt, using intertwining words and voices around the quartet performances of Hugues Mayot, Sylvain Lemetre, Antonin Rayon and Sylvaine Helary.

Hetu, Joane: Nouvelle Musique d'Hiver
Hetu, Joane:
Nouvelle Musique d'Hiver

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


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Beautiful, mysterious improvised compositions with spoken interludes, recorded live in March 2003 at the first Montréal/Nouvelles Musiques (MNM) festival.

Iyer, Vijay & Mike Ladd: Holding It Down: The Veterans' Dreams Project
Iyer, Vijay & Mike Ladd:
Holding It Down: The Veterans' Dreams Project

(Pi Recordings -- USA )


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An intense look at veterans of color from the last decade's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan performed with lyricist Mike Ladd, Maurice Decaul, Lynn Hill, Guillermo & Pamela Z, plus the band of Liberty Ellman (guitar), Kassa Overall (drums) and Okkyung Lee (cello).

Kassap / Tchamitchian  / Lopez / Lavant: Ascension, Tombeau of John Coltrane
Kassap / Tchamitchian / Lopez / Lavant:
Ascension, Tombeau of John Coltrane

(RogueArt -- France )


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The trio of clarinetist Sylvain Kassap, bassist Claude Tchamitchian and drummer Ramon Lopez with Denis Lavant interpreting Franck Medioni's jazz poem to John Coltrane.

Kriwet, Ferdinand : Hortexte Radio Texts Zwei [VINYL  2 LP Picture Discs]
Kriwet, Ferdinand :
Hortexte Radio Texts Zwei [VINYL 2 LP Picture Discs]

(Edition Rz -- Germany )


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A beautiful 2 picture disc LP and booklet of radio plays (Horspiele) from sound artist and poet Ferdinand Kriwet, presenting 6 works including Hortext (radiotext) I, and Rotoradios I & II.

Kriwet, Ferdinand: Hortexte - Radiotexts [3 VINYL LP BOX SET]
Kriwet, Ferdinand:
Hortexte - Radiotexts [3 VINYL LP BOX SET]

(Edition Rz -- Germany )


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Six radio texts by multimedia artist and poet Ferdinand Kriwet in a beautifully designed 3 LP picture discs luxury box with a 20 page 12"x12" book of text and images.

Lateef, Yusef / Nicolas Humbert / Marc Parisotto: Roots Run Deep
Lateef, Yusef / Nicolas Humbert / Marc Parisotto:
Roots Run Deep

(RogueArt -- France )


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Yusef Lateef provides solo saxophone accompaniment to authors Nicolas Humbert and Marc Parisotto's short stories and poems, using the music Lateef had played during the shooting of the film "Brother Yusef".

Lepage, Robert Marcel: 20 H 17 Rue Darling
Lepage, Robert Marcel:
20 H 17 Rue Darling

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


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Composer Robert Marcel Lepage arranges a film score for a full-length film by Bernard Emond that is fascinating and enchanting.

Liebman, Dave / Steve Dalachinsky + guest Richie Beirach: The Fallout Of Dreams
Liebman, Dave / Steve Dalachinsky + guest Richie Beirach:
The Fallout Of Dreams

(RogueArt -- France )


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A quintessential NY release from Brooklyn poet Steve Dalachinsky and saxophonist Dave Liebman with special guest pianist Richie Beirach, in 14 insightful works referencing and dedicated to Cecil Taylor, Billie Holiday, Jackson Pollock, Steve Lacy, &c &c.

Pierrepont / Ladd: Maison Hantee (Haunted House)
Pierrepont / Ladd:
Maison Hantee (Haunted House)

(RogueArt -- France )


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A work articulated around Pierrepont's main spiral poem and Ladd's traverse poems, with music improvised from a group inc. Hamid Drake, Roscoe Mitchell, Evan Parker, William Parker, &c.

Rampolokeng, Lesego with the Kalahari Surfers: End Beginnings
Rampolokeng, Lesego with the Kalahari Surfers:
End Beginnings

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


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Rose, Jon: Brain Weather
Rose, Jon:
Brain Weather

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


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Ned Rothenberg (Shakuchi): Rothenberg: Ryu Nashi/No School - New Music For Shakuchi
Ned Rothenberg (Shakuchi):
Rothenberg: Ryu Nashi/No School - New Music For Shakuchi

(Tzadik -- USA )


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New York multi-reed and wind player Ned Rothenberg performing on the shakuhachi in orignal compositions performed with viola and spoken word in beautiful and nuanced performances.

Smith, David / Laswell, Bill / Zorn, John: The Dream Membrane
Smith, David / Laswell, Bill / Zorn, John:
The Dream Membrane

(Tzadik -- USA )


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Bill Laswell on bass and drones and John Zorn on shofar and alto saxophone perform darkly evocative ambient music to readings by magus David Chaim Smith from selections of his mystical text "The Awakening Ground".

Sokolowska, Joanna Halszka: Msza
Sokolowska, Joanna Halszka:
Msza

(Bolt -- Poland )


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A chamber opera by Joanna Halszka Sokolowska at Opera// REMIX at Komuna// Warszawa, using sung and spoken voice, piano, and a variety of tonal instruments to present an intriguing set of variations informed by numerological methods, scientific statistics, &c..

Taylor, Rae: Black Grace
Taylor, Rae:
Black Grace

(RD -- Canada )


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Tziritas, Stylianos: A(r)mour [3" CDr]
Tziritas, Stylianos:
A(r)mour [3" CDr]

(more mars team -- Greece )


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A minimal solo electronic work by Stylianos Tziritas, drawing inspiration from the concept of Love as the dominant expression of human life, in 5 musical compositions in which sound generators, electronics and contact microphone are used.

United States of America Triptych (II): Andrea Belfi, David Grubbs, David Maranha, Pete Simonelli pl
United States of America Triptych (II):
Andrea Belfi, David Grubbs, David Maranha, Pete Simonelli play Ten Intrusions

(Bolt -- Poland )


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Andrea Belfi (percussion), David Grubbs (guitar), David Maranha (organ), and Pete Simonelli (voice) perform "Ten Intrusions", following the model set by Harry Partch's 1949-1950 composition "Eleven Intrusions".

Virelles, David: Continuum
Virelles, David:
Continuum

(Pi Recordings -- USA )


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Cuban-born pianist David Virelles in a collaborative effort with legendary drummer Andrew Cyrille, bassist Ben Street, and Cuban folkloric percussionist/poet Roman Diaz, inspired by various aspects of Afro-Cuban religious practices.

Watson, Ian / Susie Hodder-Williams : The Tao Of Homeopathy
Watson, Ian / Susie Hodder-Williams :
The Tao Of Homeopathy

(FMR -- Great Britain )


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A meditative double CD with subtle flavours of flute and gamelan accompanying a reading by Ian Watson, the author of "The Tao of Homeopathy" exploring the philosophies and practices of homeopathy and Taoism."-Susie Hodder-Williams

Williams, Emmett: Poems 1950-2003 [VINYL]
Williams, Emmett:
Poems 1950-2003 [VINYL]

(Edition Rz -- Germany )


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Fluxus originator & member of the "Darmstadt Circle" of concrete poetry, Emmett Williams in a beatiful picture disc of poems written from 1950-2003 and recorded from 2000-2003.

Zorn, John: New Traditions In East Asian Bar Bands
Zorn, John:
New Traditions In East Asian Bar Bands

(Tzadik -- USA )


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Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani: Cardinal
Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani:
Cardinal

(Impressus Records -- USA )


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The quartet of Cosottini, Melano, Pisani, Miano (EAQuartet Electroacoustic) in compositions referring to the 4 cardinal map points using graphic scores, games, open readings, &c.

Dixon Orchestra, Bill: 17 Musicians In Search of a Sound: Darfur
Dixon Orchestra, Bill:
17 Musicians In Search of a Sound: Darfur

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )


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Legendary trumpeter, composer and educator Bill Dixon in a 17 piece orchestra playing original compositions live at the 12th Vision Festival in New York City.

Ashley, Robert : Tap Dancing in the Sand
Ashley, Robert :
Tap Dancing in the Sand

(Unsounds -- The Netherlands )


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A selection of works by the great musical pioneer Robert Ashley performed by the Dutch Ensemble MAE directed by Yannis Kyriakides, including pieces written for the Ensemble MAE.

Kyriakides, Yannis: The Buffer Zone
Kyriakides, Yannis:
The Buffer Zone

(Unsounds -- The Netherlands )


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Sinclair, John & Hollow Bones: Honoring the Local Gods
Sinclair, John & Hollow Bones:
Honoring the Local Gods

(Straw2Gold -- USA )


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Poet John Sinclair, leader of the anti-racist White Panther Party, reads his poetry with the NYC quintet of Ras Moshe (sax), Elliott Levin (sax), Alex Obert (bass), Ander Nilssen (guitar) and Michael Wimberly (drums).

Subliminator, The: Rake
Subliminator, The:
Rake

(Scared Records -- USA )


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The sophomore release by The Subliminator (Serson Brannen), "Rake" features 11 new tracks of sonic sublimination, spoken word techno-psychedelia with a threatening edge.

Piotrowicz, Robert / Lukas Jincka: Samoobrona [VINYL]
Piotrowicz, Robert / Lukas Jincka:
Samoobrona [VINYL]

(Bolt -- Poland )


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Helmut Kajzar's theatrical play with themes of physicality and death with sound performed on synthesizers and electronics, in it's 4th recording including stage directions in the narrative (in Polish) with an insert providing English translations of a selection of dialog.

Lenar / Masecki / Zralek: Fortepian Chopina
Lenar / Masecki / Zralek:
Fortepian Chopina

(Bolt -- Poland )


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A diverse set of radio compositions by three Warsaw artists from different fields of art -- Martin Masecki, Wojtek Zra ka-Kossakowski and Martin Lenarczyk -- who reconstruct and commemorate the memory of Poland's most famous composer, Frederic Chopin.

Lacy, Steve Quintet: Last Tour  (2004)
Lacy, Steve Quintet:
Last Tour (2004)

(Emanem -- Great Britain )


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The Steve Lacy Quintet's final tour with vocalist Irene Aebi, trombonist George Lewis, bassist Jean-Jacques Avenel and drummer John Betsch, performing live in Boston for an impressive set punctuated with words from Burroughs, Waldman, Kaufman, Creeley & Schelling.

Hetu, Joane: Musique d'hiver
Hetu, Joane:
Musique d'hiver

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


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A work that pays homage to chilly northwest winds, sparkling winter light, the February moon, and the tedium and the exasperation of March , all of which allow the emotional excitement of winter to show through.

15 Corners of the World / Eugeniusz Rudnik: Motion Picture Sound Essay
15 Corners of the World / Eugeniusz Rudnik:
Motion Picture Sound Essay

(Bolt -- Poland )


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Eugeniusz Rudnik composes a tour-de-force of electroacoustic audio in a sound essay based on the soundtrack to Zuzanna Solakiewicz's award-winning movie "15 Corners of the World", reworked to stand alone as a stunning and thought-provoking audio work.

Alebeek, Rinus van & Michael Libera: play Alvin Lucier Chambers
Alebeek, Rinus van & Michael Libera:
play Alvin Lucier Chambers

(Bolt -- Poland )


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Rinus van Alebeek and Michal Libera made frequent excursions into Calabrian towns to follow Alvin Lucier's suggestions to make large and small resonant environments sound, presented through field recordings and readings of text adaptations of Italo Calvino's "Invisible Cities".

Capece, Lucio: Zero Plus Zero
Capece, Lucio:
Zero Plus Zero

(Potlatch -- France )


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With soprano saxophone and bass clarinet, Sruti box, electronics, preparations and applied objects, Lucio Cape releases this suite consisting of six structured pieces exploring the possibilities of those reed instruments.

Bynum, Taylor Ho / John Hebert / Gerald Cleaver: Book of Three: Continuum
Bynum, Taylor Ho / John Hebert / Gerald Cleaver:
Book of Three: Continuum

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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Collective improvisation from Ho Bynum's Book of Three with bassist John Hebert & drummer Gerald Cleaver, following their RogueArt CD with this exceptional album of original compositions plus works from Bobby Bradford, Salim Washington, and Jim Hobbs.

Illtet (Ladd / Parker / Sorey ): Gain [VINYL WITH DOWNLOAD]
Illtet (Ladd / Parker / Sorey ):
Gain [VINYL WITH DOWNLOAD]

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $19.95    




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Crossing NY and Chicago artists, the quartet of Mike Ladd on vocals & synth, Jeff Parker on electric guitar, Tyshawn Sorey on drums, trombone & electric piano, and HPRIZM/High Priest on synth create thought-provoking spoken environments of intense improv.

Lambkin, Graham: Community [2 CDs]
Lambkin, Graham:
Community [2 CDs]

(erstwhile -- USA )


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Using electronics, field recordings and spoken word, Graham Lambkin explores "Community" in abstract and literal ways, reflecting on society and describing aspects of community through spoken word and sound, a thought-provoking and complex work of organized sound.

Kapsalis, Terri / John Corbett: Dead Level
Kapsalis, Terri / John Corbett:
Dead Level

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


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A half-hour work of non-narrative radio theater featuring music and text collage, as well as Terri Kapsalis on violin and John Corbett on analog synthesizer, commissioned and recorded in the Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago in 2000 for the Outer Ear Festival.

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

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $19.95    




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

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

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Roman philosopher Titus Lucretius Carus named "Clinamen" the unpredictable (in time and space) swerve of atoms falling in the void, which aptly describes the unexpected directions taken in subtle free improvisation from this French trio, led by bassist Louis-Michel Marion, with Jacques Di Donato on clarinet, and Philippe Berger on viola.

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

(Drip Audio -- Canada )


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

Machinefabriek: Assemblage
Machinefabriek:
Assemblage

(Zoharum -- Poland )


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A great collection of short film soundtracks and pieces that appeared on compilation albums and out-of-print CDRs, including the "Nerf" EP, the tracks for the book "Things That A Mutant Needs To Know" by Reinaldo Laddaga, and 3 soundtracks of which two are for a short movie and one for a video installation, alongside tracks from other compilations.

Bruckmann, Kyle Degradient: Dear Everyone [2 CDs]
Bruckmann, Kyle Degradient:
Dear Everyone [2 CDs]

(Not Two -- Poland )


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West Coast oboist and english horn improviser composes a startlingly enjoyable work based on Matt Shears' book of recursive, encyclopedic poetry of the same name: 10 pieces colliding elements of skronk, spoken word, fried electroacoustic noise and dark prog within a Creative Music framework, with a core quartet of Aram Shelton, Jason Hoopes and Jordan Glenn, plus guest Weston Olencki and a large cast of readers.

Davies, Rhodri / David Sylvian / Mark Wastell: There Is No Love
Davies, Rhodri / David Sylvian / Mark Wastell:
There Is No Love

(Confront -- UK )


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Confront initiates their new Core Series with the text piece "There Is No Love" with David Sylvian on voice, vocal treatments and electronics, Rhodri Davies on harp, vibraphone and radio, and Mark Wastel on tam tam and percussion, a sophisticated spoken word piece of shadowy atmosphere and innuendo, leveraging approaches from experimental, improvised and composed music.

Hein, Nicola L. / Mia Zabelka : The Honey Pump
Hein, Nicola L. / Mia Zabelka :
The Honey Pump

(FMR -- Great Britain )


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Instant compositions on from Nicola L. Hein on guitar and Mia Zabelka on violin, both versed in soundscape and sonic sculptures, using extended techniques to create dense but dynamic sonic landscapes with significant room for silence.

Chaton, Anne-James  / Andy Moor: Transfer
Chaton, Anne-James / Andy Moor:
Transfer

(Unsounds -- Netherlands )


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A collection of guitar, electronic and voice pieces from Anne-James Chaton and Andy Moor, originally released as a series of four seven inch singles here combined into a single CD with 3 bonus tracks.

Foussat, Jean-Marc / Jamal Moss / Jean-Francois Pauvros: plays Tristan Tzara : L'homme Approximatif
Foussat, Jean-Marc / Jamal Moss / Jean-Francois Pauvros:
plays Tristan Tzara : L'homme Approximatif [VINYL]

(Fou Records -- France )


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An album of spoken word and sound, Jean-Francois Pauvros reads from Tristan Tzara's "L'homme Approximatif" (The Approximate Man) over flutes from Chicago producer and flautist Jamal Moss, AKA Hieroglyphic Being, and Jean-Marc Foussat on synth and voice, a mysterious album of subtle insinuation with an intriguing underpinning of electroacoustic sound.

Frey, Jurg : Collection Gustave Roud [2 CDs]
Frey, Jurg :
Collection Gustave Roud [2 CDs]

(Another Timbre -- UK )


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A double CD with five beautiful pieces that engage with the work of the extraordinary French-Swiss poet Gustave Roud, with performers including Dante Boon, Stefan Thut, Andrew McIntosh and Jurg Frey himself, 10 compositions that Frey wrote in the manner that Roud would, roaming with a sketchbook and developing the pieces based on impressions of his surroundings.

Piiptsjilling (Zuydervelt / Kleefstra / Baars / Kleefstra): Fiif
Piiptsjilling (Zuydervelt / Kleefstra / Baars / Kleefstra):
Fiif

(Peter Foolen Editions -- Netherlands )


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Piiptsjilling is the duo of guitarist Romke Kleefstra and vocalists Mariska Baars & Jan Kleefstra, joined here by Rutger Zuydervelt, aka Machinefabriek, combining poetry with vocals, guitars and electronics in improvisational settings, creating rich sonic environments over which the voice guides the listener, speaking in one of the Germanic Frisian languages.

Good, Kevin : Listen
Good, Kevin :
Listen

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Kevin Good organized this composition from four field recordings collected near Avon, CT, isolating sounds that he found interesting and then attempting to recreate them on other instruments, finally adding the human voice sparsely utilized throughout the piece, all to promote the idea of listeners actively paying attention to the sounds of their environment.

Winter, Michael : Approximating Omega
Winter, Michael :
Approximating Omega

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


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Composer Michael Winter uses the "maximally complex, incomputable number" known as Chaitin's Constant, plus text adapted from Gregory Chaitin's 1994 book "The Limits Of Mathematics", samples from 36 creative musicians, the voice of Muirgen Eleonore Gourgues, plus cello from Judith Hamann and piano from Winters, to create this curious and compelling narrative work.

Animals & Giraffes (Greenlief / la Rocco / Leidecker): Landlocked Beach
Animals & Giraffes (Greenlief / la Rocco / Leidecker):
Landlocked Beach

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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A fascinating work of spoken word and free improvisation from writer Claudia La Rocco and the duo of Phillip Greenlief on sax and Wobbly (aka Jon Leidecker) on electronics and live sampling, La Rocco's unexpected text of the mundane and the fantastic repeated, manipulated and mangled, bringing the words in and out of focus as the music and sonic environment.

Wolff, Christian / Antoine Beuger: Where Are We Going, Today
Wolff, Christian / Antoine Beuger:
Where Are We Going, Today

(erstwhile -- USA )


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Using piano, objects, charango, flute, voice, whistles, and a copy of the Editions Wandelweiser recording of Christian Wolff's "Stones", improvisers and composer Christian Wolff and Antoine Beuger present the two part "Where Are You Going Today", a series of events punctuated by silence and Beuger's brief recitations, creating great tension and mystery.

Vulture Club, The: Live Young, Die Fast and Leave an Exquisite Corpse
Vulture Club, The:
Live Young, Die Fast and Leave an Exquisite Corpse

(Utech Records -- USA )


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Metamorphic: The Two Fridas
Metamorphic:
The Two Fridas

(Discus -- UK )


Price: $15.95    




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Having met at Middlesex University in 2001, this sophisticated London-based contemporary jazz/folk sextet formed in 2011, recently adding vocalist Kerry Andrew (Juice), as pianist Laura Cole composes music and text based on her personal experiences; pieces include two collective improvs and 2 reworkings of Ornette Coleman's "Lonely Woman".

Mitchell, Nicole : Maroon Cloud
Mitchell, Nicole :
Maroon Cloud

(FPE Records -- USA )


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An eight-part suite from Chicago flutist Nicole Mitchell, extending her series of dystopian futures and the need for resistance and change, presented in a drummer-less quartet with Mitchell, cellist Tomeka Reid, pianist Aruan Ortiz and vocalist Fay Victor, recorded live at National Sawdust in Brooklyn as part of John Zorn's 2017 Stone Commissioning Series.

Revert, Matthew / Vanessa Rossetto: Everyone Needs A Plan
Revert, Matthew / Vanessa Rossetto:
Everyone Needs A Plan

(erstwhile -- USA )


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The second collaboration between sound artist Vanessa Rossetto and writer and sound artist Matthew Revert is a monumental work that studies the evolution of communication through fragments of spoken words, and a rich tapestry of sound from acoustic and electronic instruments, field recordings, and perplexing and dramatic sources of sound.

O'Dwyer, Aine / Graham Lambkin: Green Ways [2 CDs]
O'Dwyer, Aine / Graham Lambkin:
Green Ways [2 CDs]

(erstwhile -- USA )


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A unique sound document originally envisioned as a sound map of Ireland, collecting and composing with live recordings from performances in Doon, Dungarvan, Plaistow, Shoreditch, Singo & Stratford, using song, sound, spoken word, extraneous, ambient recordings and abstract and unidentifiable elements, making for an absolutely fascinating and somewhat bizarre album; recommended.

Mello, Laura: Esta Verde!
Mello, Laura:
Esta Verde!

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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Using multiple voices, field recordings and electronics, Brazil-born composer living in Berlin Laura Mello works with spoken language as she explores human perception of acoustic phenomena in relation to spoken language, here in 8 compositions or excerpts that reveal hallucinatory and unusual aspects of speech complemented by elusive aural environments.

Earnear: earNear
Earnear:
earNear

(Tour de Bras -- Canada )


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Intricate interactions in free improv from the Portugese trio of violist Joao Camoes, cellist Miguel Mira (Open Field String Trio, Nuovo Camerata), and pianist Rodrigo Pinheiro (Red Trio), focused on the balance between contrasting counterpoint, polyrhythms and fluid soundscapes.

Sanson, Gil / Lance Austin Olsen: Works on Paper [2 CDs]
Sanson, Gil / Lance Austin Olsen:
Works on Paper [2 CDs]

(elsewhere -- USA )


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Two meticulous works in two parts each using layered collage of acoustic instruments, objects, electronics, field recordings, voices, fragments of past compositions and early classical music samples, with A.F. Jones providing voice narration, from Venezuelan composer/artist Gil Sanson and Canadian-based composer/painter Lance Austin Olsen: "Pra Min" and "Meditations".

Ferrari, Luc: Music Promenade / Unheimlich Schon [VINYL]
Ferrari, Luc:
Music Promenade / Unheimlich Schon [VINYL]

(Recollection GRM -- Austria )


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Two works from French composer Luc Ferrari: "Music Promenade" (1964-69) an electroacoustic work for four stand-alone tape recorders presenting a series of colliding realistic sounds and sonic images; and "Unheimlich Schon" (1971), a quiet work of Musique concrete with spoken word--"How does a young woman breathe when thinking about something else?"

Edelin, Michel Quintet w/ John Greaves: Echoes Of Henry Cow
Edelin, Michel Quintet w/ John Greaves:
Echoes Of Henry Cow

(RogueArt -- France )


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

Kubisch, Christina : Schall und Klang
Kubisch, Christina :
Schall und Klang

(Fragment Factory -- Germany )


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Hermann Scherchen (1891-1966) was a conductor & champion of 20th-century composers; in 1954 he established an electroacoustic experimental studio, with guests including Iannis Xenakis, Luc Ferrari, Edgar Varese and Luigi Nono; here Christina Kubisch provides a remarkable portrait of Scherchen in sound, merging his recordings, recited texts, and recordings from her own research.

Glascow Improvisors Orchestra / Maggie Nicols: Energy Being
Glascow Improvisors Orchestra / Maggie Nicols:
Energy Being

(FMR -- UK )


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The GIO presents a magnificent work of music, text and concept by Maggie Nicols,based on the poem of Scottish bassist Lindsay L. Cooper, "A Madman's Approach to Music", with vocals from Tam Dean Burn, Cliona Cassidy and Maggie Nicols herself, a remarkably fun, somewhat twisted, and thoroughly insightful album capturing Lindsay's create contradictions.

I Am Three & Me (Nicols, Maggie / Silke Eberhard / Nikolaus Neuser / Christian Marien): Mingus' Soun
I Am Three & Me (Nicols, Maggie / Silke Eberhard / Nikolaus Neuser / Christian Marien):
Mingus' Sounds Of Love

(Leo Records -- UK )


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Following their 2016 album "I Am Three, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus", the German trio of Silke Eberhard on alto saxophone, Nikolaus Neuser on trumpet, and Christian Marien on drums invited British improvising vocalist Maggie Nicols to further explore the works of jazz legend Charles Mingus in song and spoken word in a thoroughly enjoyable and worthy tribute to his work.

Big Tent (Jerome Kitzke / Steve Rust / Harvey Sorgen): I Am Waiting
Big Tent (Jerome Kitzke / Steve Rust / Harvey Sorgen):
I Am Waiting

(Not Two -- Poland )


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The New York trio of pianist Jerome Kitzke, bassist Steve Rust on electric and acoustic, and drummer/percussionist Harvey Sorgen, alternate consummately clever approaches to collective playing with Kitzke's humorously ironic and insightful reading of four poems by Lawrence Ferlinghetti from his book "A Coney Island of the Mind", in honor of his 100th birthday.

Johnson, Scott: Mind Out of Matter
Johnson, Scott:
Mind Out of Matter

(Tzadik -- USA )


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Five years in the making, composer Scott Johnson transcribed the speech of philosopher Daniel C. Dennett (Committee for Skeptical Inquiry) into this extended, 8-movement suite, using a rich, detailed set of musical landscapes blending musical genres that run in parity with the voice of Dennett, as Johnson emphasizes and highlight his insightful thinking.

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

(Rune Grammofon -- Norway )


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

Musson, Rachel / Naoko Saito / Audrey Lauro: The Region Of Braille Responsibility [CD with English B
Musson, Rachel / Naoko Saito / Audrey Lauro:
The Region Of Braille Responsibility [CD with English Braille Sheet]

(Armageddon Nova -- Japan )


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Three female saxophonist from around the world--Rachel Musson (UK), Naoko Saito (Japan) and Audrey Lauro (Belgium)--in a compilation of solo saxophone works, two extended pieces from Musson and Satio, and four shorter works from Laura, with a CD insert with English Braille characters, and a QR code that, when scanned, plays the audio information for the album.

Draksler, Kaja Octet: Out For Stars
Draksler, Kaja Octet:
Out For Stars

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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After setting music for the poetry of Pablo Neruda and Andriana Minou (Gledalec), Slovenian pianist Kaja Draksler turns to the work of Robert Frost in a set of 7 sophisticated compositions, sung by Laura Polence & Bjork Nielsdottir in an improvising octet with reedists Ab Baars & Ada Rave, violinist George Dumitriu, bassist Lennart Heyndels and drummer Onno Govaert.

Duplant, Bruno / Pierre Gerard: Soleil Clandestin
Duplant, Bruno / Pierre Gerard:
Soleil Clandestin

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Austria )


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Five "Soleil Clandestin" soundscapes using abstract voice, guitar, electronics, field recordings & percussion from sound artists Bruno Duplant and Pierre Gerard, on the surface peaceful, minimal and using space and silence, but buried inside are disquieting additions through vocal abstractions placed in unusual position to the sound; curious and captivating.

Ortiz, Aruan / Andrew Cyrille / Mauricio Herrera : Inside Rhythmic Falls
Ortiz, Aruan / Andrew Cyrille / Mauricio Herrera :
Inside Rhythmic Falls

(Intakt -- Austria )


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Cuban pianist Aruán Ortiz reflects on his upbringing in Santiago de Cuba, evoking the cascades of daily sound and rhythm he heard there, through compositions performed with the trio of fellow Cuban Mauricio Herrera on percussion & marimbula, and drummer Andrew Cyrille, Emeline Michel and Marlene Ramirez-Cancio providing vocals on the powerful opening invocation.

Cremaster / Komora A: split [7-inch VINYL] <i>[Used Item]</i>
Cremaster / Komora A:
split [7-inch VINYL] [Used Item]

(Monotype -- Poland )


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A split 7" release between Cremaster (Alfredo Costa Monteiro (electronics) and Ferran Fages (feedback mixing board and electroacoustic devices); and the Komora A trio of Karol Koszniec (electronics), Dominik Kowalczyk (laptop) and Jakub Mikolajczyk (modular synth).

Bonjintan (Akira Sakata / Jim O'Rourke / Giovanni Di Domenico / Tatsuhisa Yamamoto): Dental Kafka [V
Bonjintan (Akira Sakata / Jim O'Rourke / Giovanni Di Domenico / Tatsuhisa Yamamoto):
Dental Kafka [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )


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The 2nd release from the Bonjintan quartet led by Akira Sakata on saxophone, clarinet & voice, with Jim O'Rourke on double bass, Giovanni Di Domenico on piano & Hohner pianet, and Tatsuhisa Yamamoto on drums, an international grouping with experimental approaches to improvisation and avant music, yielding unusual results of great character, tension and pointed expression.

Artaud, Antonin (Jaap Blonk): To Have Done With the Judgment of God
Artaud, Antonin (Jaap Blonk):
To Have Done With the Judgment of God

(Kontrans -- The Netherlands )


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Vocal performer & musician Jaap Blonk presents a rendering of French dramatist, poet and theatre director Antonin Artaud's "Pour en Finir avec le Jugement de Dieu" (To Have Done With the Judgment of God), a work shelved by the French Radio in 1948 without broadcast as 'too scatological, political, anti-religious, random, and cacophonous through xylophonic and percussive sounds'.

Mitchell, Nicole / Lisa E. Harris: Earthseed [VINYL 2 LPs]
Mitchell, Nicole / Lisa E. Harris:
Earthseed [VINYL 2 LPs]

(FPE Records -- USA )


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Continuing her series of large works inspired by the dystopic writings of Octavia E. Butler, composer and flutist Nicole Mitchell assembles Chicago improvisers including cellist Tomeka Reid, percussionist Avreeayl Ra, trumpeter Ben LaMar Gay and interdisciplinary artist Lisa E. Harris to explore facets of Butler's Parable of the Sower.

Wooley, Nate: Seven Storey Mountain VI
Wooley, Nate:
Seven Storey Mountain VI

(Pyroclastic Records -- USA )


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Composer & trumpeter Nate Wooley presents the 6th composition of his SSM series exploring music's ability to bring catharsis and ecstatic release to the performers and listeners, in a large ensemble of 11 musicians and voice, in a stunningly sophisticated large work of modern orchestration through acoustic and electronic/amplified instruments; a masterwork.

Schnee (Christof Kurzmann / Burkhard Stangl) : Cher [VINYL]
Schnee (Christof Kurzmann / Burkhard Stangl) :
Cher [VINYL]

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )


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The fourth album in 20 years from the Schnee duo of guitarist Burkhard Stangl (efzeg, Polwechsel) and Christof Kurzmann performing on lloop, voice and "ruber bands", creating music for films that have not yet been created through intensely moody electroacoustic environments, Kurzmann's voice sometimes guiding the narrative of their visionary sound.

Miele, Lucio: Kalpa
Miele, Lucio:
Kalpa

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


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A solo album from Italian percussionsit Lucio Miele, presenting six works of layered percussion with live electronics and, on three tracks, recitation from actor Simona Fredella, each piece sound-oriented with an incredibly diverse set of percussive variety, detailed atmospheric settings and diverse rhythmic foundation; a remarkable and sometimes hair-raising album.

 

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