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Barnyard Drama: Martin, Jean: I'm a Navvy Barnyard Drama: Martin, Jean:
I'm a Navvy

(Barnyard -- Canada )

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Toronto's amazing husband & wife team drummer Jean Martin and unusual vocalist Christine Duncan with guest guitarist Justin Haynes and Bernard Falaise, recommended!

Barnyard Drama: Memories and a List of Things to Do Barnyard Drama:
Memories and a List of Things to Do

(Barnyard -- Canada )

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Drummer and electronic artist Jean Martin joins forces with amazing vocalist Christine Duncan for an album of rhythmic soundscapes and free vocal improvisation.

Bayal & Arnaud Riviere: First Contact Bayal & Arnaud Riviere:
First Contact

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

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John Boyle & Aya Onishi of Nihilist Spasm Band with Arnaud Riviere of Textile Orchestra from their first set of unrelenting primal improv at Sonic Protest 2007 in France.

Phosphor (Beins / Dorner / Hayward / Krebs): Phosphor II Phosphor (Beins / Dorner / Hayward / Krebs):
Phosphor II

(Potlatch -- France )

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Electro-acoustic improv from the Phosphor grouping, an amazing set of musicians who began working together in 2001 and have developed a complex and incredible form of interplay.

Blondy, Frederic  & DJ Lenar: play Mauricio Kagel Ludwig van Blondy, Frederic & DJ Lenar:
play Mauricio Kagel Ludwig van

(Bolt -- Poland )

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Mauricio Kagel's 1970s avant cinema film "Ludwig Van" about Beethoven's music, is reinterpreted by pianist Frederic Blondy and turntablist DJ Lenar, improvising at Zacheta National Gallery of Art, in Warsaw, Poland, 2011, and assembled in studio.

DJ Sniff: EP (Evan Parker) DJ Sniff:
EP (Evan Parker)

(psi -- Great Britain )

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Turntable musician DJ Sniff (Takuro Mizuta Lippit) in a strange take on Evan Parker as an homage and investigation into his work over the decades, as explained in Sniff's insightful essay in the booklet.

Dorgon, Mr.: Smell the Glove Dorgon, Mr.:
Smell the Glove

(Jumbo -- USA )

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Dorgon: My Hands Around Yer Neck Dorgon:
My Hands Around Yer Neck

(Jumbo -- USA )

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Sinister looping and shimmering works from Mr. Dorgon taking on the trumpet - or at least, a dead trumpeter: an unusual homage to cool dead player Miles Davis.

Free103point9: Audio Dispatch 01 Free103point9:
Audio Dispatch 01

(free103.9 -- USA )

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Hubsch, Carl Ludwig / Claus Van Bebber / Jaap Blonk: Improvisors Hubsch, Carl Ludwig / Claus Van Bebber / Jaap Blonk:
Improvisors

(Kontrans -- The Netherlands )

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Improv meeting with Dutch master vocalist Jaap Blonk, turntablist Claus van Bebber and Carl Ludwig Hubsch on tuba.

Jauniaux, Catherine / eRikm: Pantoneon / Mal des Ardents [2 CDs] Jauniaux, Catherine / eRikm:
Pantoneon / Mal des Ardents [2 CDs]

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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Improvising artists Catherine Jauniaux on voice, bird call, cupule, cazoo and eRikm on turntables, electronics, live sampling, architect lamp recorded these 17 pieces for the radio show A L'improviste by Anne Montaron for France Culture Radio.

Kyron: Dark Goddess Kyron:
Dark Goddess

(Black Note -- USA )

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Dark electronic soundscapes with dark beats and vocal improvisations.

Labrosse, Diane  / Ikue Mori / Martin Tetreault: Ile bizarre Labrosse, Diane / Ikue Mori / Martin Tetreault:
Ile bizarre

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Using a minimal mixture of electronic and sound material, Ikue Mori, Martin Tetreault, and Diane Labrosse collage raw noises and spatial elements into elaborate sound clusters.

Martin, Jean: At the Farm Martin, Jean:
At the Farm

(Barnyard -- Canada )

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After touring Canada extensively for 3 years the trio of Jean Martin, Justin Haynes and Kevin Turcotte released this CD of wide-ranging and excellent recordings.

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

(erstwhile -- USA )

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ONJO: Otomo Yoshihide's New Jazz Orchestra: ONJO ONJO: Otomo Yoshihide's New Jazz Orchestra:
ONJO

(Doubtmusic -- Japan )

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Robinson, Eugene S. & Philippe Petit: The Crying of Lot 69 Robinson, Eugene S. & Philippe Petit:
The Crying of Lot 69

(Monotype -- Poland )

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An electronic sound and narrative work from Philippe Petit and Oxbow founder/frontman Eugene S. Robinson, equal parts Pynchon and the dog eating dog laws of the senseless jungle.

Sim + Otomo: Monte Alto Estate Sim + Otomo:
Monte Alto Estate

(Doubtmusic -- Japan )

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Sim is the 3 piece electronic/rock band of Teruyuki, Yoshio & Masahiro, here with Otomo Yoshihide on turntables and synth, and amazing album of rhythms in a This Heat "Repeat" mode.

Skyline: Noiseotica Skyline:
Noiseotica

(Harsh House -- USA )

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Tetreault, Martin: Snipettes! [2 CDs] Tetreault, Martin:
Snipettes! [2 CDs]

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Two CDs from experimental electronic artist Martin Tetreault; one a studio work from 1991-92 using sampling, the second a collection of various experimental works recorded between 1984 and 86.

Tierce #2: Caisson Tierce #2:
Caisson

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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A 2nd outing for this electronics-based trio using field recordings, zithers, turntables, amplified knitting machine, &c.; a 60 minute improvisation recorded in concert in Hull in November 2010.

Variable Geometry Orchestra: Stills Variable Geometry Orchestra:
Stills

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Triple CD from Variable Geometry Orchestra, who create music by juxtaposing acoustic and electronic sound matter with subliminal and psycho-acoustic side effects.

Yoshihide /  Ozeki / Gustafsson: with records Yoshihide / Ozeki / Gustafsson:
with records

(Doubtmusic -- Japan )

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It started with a Mats Gustafsson's LP, for which Ozeki Mitkito created a polyvinyl chloride cutout, which Otomo manipulated on his turntable, recording this limited hand-numbered CD.

Yoshihide, Otomo : Core Anode Yoshihide, Otomo :
Core Anode

(Meenna -- Japan )

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Core Anode is Otomo's roaring-sound project, 3 pieces recorded live at concerts in Tokyo (2002), Copenhagen (2006), and London (2006).

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.

King / Moss / Yoshihide  : All At Once At Any Time King / Moss / Yoshihide :
All At Once At Any Time

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )

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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.

Langevin, Pierre / Pierre Tanguay: La Boulezaille Langevin, Pierre / Pierre Tanguay:
La Boulezaille

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Duo improvisations on pieces composed by clarinetist Pierre Langevin and percussionist Pierre Tanguay, using unusual instruments such as bagpipes, jaw-harps, accordions, etc.

Laurain / Loubatiere / Durant: Au Dehors Laurain / Loubatiere / Durant:
Au Dehors

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Live recordings in Catherine & Henri's courtyard, Fresnes, France from this trio of understated and extended improvisers: Louis Laurain (trumpet); Rodophe Loubatiere (percussion); Yoann Durant (saxophones).

Snail, Azalia: Celestial Respect Snail, Azalia:
Celestial Respect

(Silber Media -- USA )

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Hypnotic lo-fi space pop from Azalia Snail, whose 20 year career of 4-track era work is heard in this musical journey paying tribute to the power of the sun & the hope it can bring to us all.

Chenard, Sylvie / Maryse Poulin / Alexandre St-Onge / Martin Tetreault: Ocean pour la suite Chenard, Sylvie / Maryse Poulin / Alexandre St-Onge / Martin Tetreault:
Ocean pour la suite

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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A collection of duo recordings featuring guitarist Sylvie Chenard playing with Maryse Poulin (sax), Martin Tetreault (turntables), and Alexandre St-Onge (electronics).

Freedman, Lori: 3 Freedman, Lori:
3

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )

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Clarinetist Lori Freedman brought together 3 distinct trios over the course of 3 consecutive nights with a total of 6 other Montreal musicians for live encounters of improvisation.

Scarcity Of Tanks: Vulgar Defender Scarcity Of Tanks:
Vulgar Defender

(Total Life Society Records -- USA )

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New York/Ohio skronkers Scarcity of Tanks with Jim Sauter of Borbetomagus plus Kid Millions in a hard free rock free improv blast.

eRikm / Tetreault / Yoshihide: Trace Cuts eRikm / Tetreault / Yoshihide:
Trace Cuts

(Musica Genera -- Poland )

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Schick, Ignaz  / Dawid Szczesny: The View Underneath Schick, Ignaz / Dawid Szczesny:
The View Underneath

(Non Visual Objects (NVO) -- Austria )

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Turntablist/sine wave artist Ignaz Schnick with laptop artist Dawid Szczesny in a series of minimalist recordings created around live performances in Wroclaw and Germany.

Farmer / Munthe: Angle Of Repose Farmer / Munthe:
Angle Of Repose

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

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Texture heavy sonic free improvisation from the duo of Swedish free improviser Christian Munthe on acoustic guitar and Patrick Farmer on "acoustic turntable", each masking the sounds of their instruments in uncommon ways, pacing their interactions with subtlety and intention.

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.

Schick, Ignaz / Martin Tetreault: Live * 33 * 45 * 78 Schick, Ignaz / Martin Tetreault:
Live * 33 * 45 * 78

(Ambiances Jazz -- Canada )

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Montreal/Actuelle turntablist Martin Tetreault and Berlin turntablist Ignaz Shcick in two sets of recordings from two encounters in Belgium and Switzerland, 2006.

d' Orion, Erick / Martin Tetreault : Avant d' Orion, Erick / Martin Tetreault :
Avant

(Tour de Bras -- France )

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Montreal Musique Actuelle turntablist Martin Tetreault and sound artist Erick d' Orion created this project as a tribute to the original explorers of electronic music and musique concrete -- GRM, Stockhausen, Henry, Oram, Schaeffer, &c. -- using historic sound recordings and new sources, presenting this incredible concert live at Au Mois in Quebec.

Mouri, Katsura / Tim Olive: Various Histories Mouri, Katsura / Tim Olive:
Various Histories

(845 Audio -- Japan )

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The first release from the duo of Katsura Mouri and Tim Olive was recorded near Kyoto on a sweltering summer day in 2010, heard in these gritty and rich ea-improv pieces from Tim Olive on pickups and metals, and Mouri on turntables.

Gardin, Per / Pedro Lopes / Rodrigo Pinheiro: History Of The Lisbon Chaplaincy Gardin, Per / Pedro Lopes / Rodrigo Pinheiro:
History Of The Lisbon Chaplaincy

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Savoldelli, Boris: Biocosmopolitan Savoldelli, Boris:
Biocosmopolitan

(MoonJune -- USA )

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Vocalist Savoldelli in an exquisitely-crafted album of overdubbed vocal work, with help from trumpeter Paolo Fresu and bassist Jimmy Haslip; elaborite harmonies, interlocking rhythms, exultant influences.

Xenofox: Rupp / Lanz / Fischerlehner: Alarm Xenofox: Rupp / Lanz / Fischerlehner:
Alarm

(Oltrarno Raw -- Italy )

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Electric guitarist Olaf Rupp, one of the leading figures of Berlin's Echtzeit scene, and Rudi Fischerlehner, an active Berlin improvising drummer, have been playing together as Xenofox for years, releasing albums and playing festivals, here captured at A L'Arme Festival at Radialsystem, in Berlin in 2017 with turntablist Joke Lanz adding to their controlled chaos.

mou, lips!: Peanuts and Shells Geometria <i>[Used Item]</i> mou, lips!:
Peanuts and Shells Geometria [Used Item]

(List -- France )

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Szemzo, Tibor / Gordian Knot Company : Invisible Story  <i>[Used Item]</i> Szemzo, Tibor / Gordian Knot Company :
Invisible Story [Used Item]

(Leo Records -- UK )

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"The Invisible Story" was produced over a four year period, and completed just last ear: This work deals with the ideas of Bela Hamvas (1897-1968), a Hungarian literary figure whose fate was literally sealed by his country's history. In...

Dollshot: Dollshot Dollshot:
Dollshot

(Underwolf -- USA )

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An unusual and thickly strung album bridging dark rock and improvised music from saxophonist Noah Kaplan, bassist and prepared bassis Giacomo Merega, bassist and prepared painist Wes Matthews, and vocalist Rosalie Kaplan.

Fleischhaker-Munro: German Witchcraft Fleischhaker-Munro:
German Witchcraft

(Bug Incision Records -- Canada )

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The debut studio recordings from Calgary, Canada's Mark Fleischhaker and Scott Munro, electronically manipulated vocals with a loose sense of the word.

Kyriakides, Yannis / VeenFabriek: The Thing Like Us Kyriakides, Yannis / VeenFabriek:
The Thing Like Us

(Unsounds -- The Netherlands )

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Electronic music theater orchestrated by Yannis Kyriakides in collaboration with the Dutch musical theater group, VeenFabriek, that's centralized around the concepts of Spinoza's texts.

Sinha, Debashis: Quell Sinha, Debashis:
Quell

(Eema Records -- Canada )

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"Quell" is an aural sound journey, using music and field recordings to investigate and present a deeply emotional exploration of Sinha's second home: India.

Blonk, Jaap / Cor Fuhler: Pre-Zoic Cellways Blonk, Jaap / Cor Fuhler:
Pre-Zoic Cellways

(Kontrans -- The Netherlands )

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Bica, Carlos / Daniel Erdmann / Dj Illvibe: I Am The Escaped One Bica, Carlos / Daniel Erdmann / Dj Illvibe:
I Am The Escaped One

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Portugese double bassist Carlos Bica joins forces with German saxophonist Daniel Erdmann and turntablist DJ Illvibe, the son of pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach, for a unique album of improvisation blending experimental and jazz approaches with substantive layers of genre-blending from Illvibe's record arsenal, all handled with accessible control and lyrical sophistication.

Fages, Ferran / Alfredo Costa Monteiro / Ruth Barberan: Istmo Fages, Ferran / Alfredo Costa Monteiro / Ruth Barberan:
Istmo

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The second album from the trio of Ferran Fages (acoustic turntable), Ruth Barberan (trumpet), and Alfredo Costa Monteiro (accordion) expands on their first "Atolon" album with these two recordings of intense electroacoustic improvisation, a mixture of ritual, controlled chaos, mysterious and often disruptively provocative sound, and other inexplicable evolutions.

Olive, Tim / Martin Tetreault: Faune Olive, Tim / Martin Tetreault:
Faune

(845 Audio -- Japan )

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Fellow Canadians, Montreal's Ambiances Magnetiques collective member, turntablist and electronics artist Martin Tetrault meets Japan-based electronic explorer Tim Olive performing on magnetic pickups, in their first album despite having performed sporadically across three decades: 4 rich improvisations minimally edited, shaping sound in compelling ways.

CARL (Damon Smith / Daniel Kamins /  Andrew Durham): Solid Bottom [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] CARL (Damon Smith / Daniel Kamins / Andrew Durham):
Solid Bottom [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Two basses and a lower-end saxophone from the trio of Damon Smith on double bass, Andrew Durham on electric bass, and Danny Kamins on baritone sax, Durham also adding effects and "Radio Manipulation" to their deep sound, Durham & Kamins the core of CARL with Damon Smith adding extra underpinnings to their slowly developing, sometimes pensive, sometimes cantankerous, profound improvisation.

Charles, Xavier / Eric Normand : Avis Aux Reacteurs Charles, Xavier / Eric Normand :
Avis Aux Reacteurs

(Inexhaustible Editions -- Slovenia )

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Recorded live at Silence Sounds in Guelph Canada, the duo of Xavier Charles on clarinet and Eric Normand on electric bass & objects eschew idiom in favor of their unique natural language on their instruments, applying patient development of truly idiosyncratic and fascinating command through a single extended work punctuated in seven diverse passages.

Mazzarella, Nick Trio: Counterbalance [VINYL] Mazzarella, Nick Trio:
Counterbalance [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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From 2008-16 until drummer Frank Rosaly moved to Amsterdam, alto saxophonist Nick Mazzarella's Trio was an active part of Chicago's creative jazz scene; in early 2018 Rosaly returned for a visit and Mazzarella composed a suite of 6 new pieces to commemorate the trio's tenth anniversary, the exuberant result this excellent concert recorded at Co-Prosperity Sphere!

Parker, Evan / Matthew Wright / Trance Map+: Crepuscule in Nickelsdorf Parker, Evan / Matthew Wright / Trance Map+:
Crepuscule in Nickelsdorf

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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Composed by saxophonist Evan Parker and electronic artist Matthew Right, "Trance Map" has Parker triggering interactions with samples from Wright's record collection, reshaped by live processing, here in an incredible expanded performance at Konfrontationen 2017 with Adam Linson on bass & electronics, John Coxon on turntable & electronics, and Ashley Wales on electronics.

Durand, Werner : Schwingende Luftsaulen 2 Durand, Werner :
Schwingende Luftsaulen 2

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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A beautifully hypnotic album of saxophone, accompanied by Pan-Ney, Shruti Box and Organ, recorded in overdubs by composer/wind player Werner Durand in this 2nd chapter of his trilogy focused on the Pan-Ney, a self-built instrument for repetitive foundations, as Durand draws on elements of nature, mythology, dance, religion, literature and folklore.

Lawler, R Keenan / John Krausbauer: Spectre Of Radiants Lawler, R Keenan / John Krausbauer:
Spectre Of Radiants

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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An extended and rich confluence of strings from R Keenan Lawler and John Krausbauer, using resonator guitar and banjo, sustained tones that intertwine in a beautiful and optimistic drone, minimalistic yet drenched in a profusion of harmonic detail; a beautiful and elusive dream mixing between an Indian raga and an alien electronic environment.

Livebatts! Livebatts!:

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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Recorded in the mid-90s, Livebatts! was a project of John White (Cornelius Cardew, Scratch Orchestra) developed to exploit "toy" keyboards of the 80s--cheap battery-driven instruments that hold tremendous potential for "serious" music-making--used here in a playful quartet with vocalist MJ Coldiron, Andrea Rocca (guitar & samples) and Nancy Ruffer (electrified flute).

Nealand, Aurora / Steve Marquette / Anton Hatwich / Paul Thibodeaux: Kobra Quartet  [CASSETTE w/ DOW Nealand, Aurora / Steve Marquette / Anton Hatwich / Paul Thibodeaux:
Kobra Quartet [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Quietly lurking as it prepares to attack, this Kobra is the free improvising quaret of Aurora Nealand on accordion, alto saxophone, voice & objects, Steve Marquette on acoustic & electric guitars, Anton Hatwich on bass, and Paul Thibodeaux on drums, captured live at Chicago's Hungry Brain during the Instigation Festival for a mysterious 2-part "New Omens" and some "Telly Attire".

Sharp, Elliott / Sergio Sorrentino: Spilla' Sharp, Elliott / Sergio Sorrentino:
Spilla'

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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'Spilla' means 'to play' in the language of Neapolitan musicians, and playing here are NY guitarist and composer Elliott Sharp and Italian guitarist Sergio Sorrentino, presenting world premier recordings of 4 works recorded live in Vercelli, Italy: two improvisations and two graphic scores performed on electric guitar with incredible technique and passion.

Anahuac (Cogburn / Garcia / Schick): Ascua [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] Anahuac (Cogburn / Garcia / Schick):
Ascua [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Layered lowercase electroacoustic improv from the US / Mexico City / German trio of Chris Cogburn on percussion & electronics, Juan Garcia on double bass, and Ignaz Schick on turntables & electronics, eclectically informed by concrete sources and abstract electronics over Garcia's bass work and Cogburn's threshold-crossing acoustics & electronic percussion.

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).

Brotzmann, Peter / Lonberg-Holm, Fred: Memories Of A Tunicate Brotzmann, Peter / Lonberg-Holm, Fred:
Memories Of A Tunicate

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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While both improvisers were in New York City for the 2019 Vision Festival, multi-reedist and European Free Improv legend Peter Brötzmann met Chicago cellist and electronics artist Fred Lonberg-Holm to record their 3rd album together, their 1st album in the studio a diverse set of incredible concentration, with Brötzmann performing on tenor saxophone, woodwind, and clarinet.

Laubrock, Ingrid / Kris Davis: Blood Moon Laubrock, Ingrid / Kris Davis:
Blood Moon

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

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German saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and Vancouver pianist Kris Davis, both living and working in NY, and having worked together in a variety of groups including Laubrock's Anti-House, a trio with drummer Tyshawn Sorey, Tom Rainey's Obligatto, &c. &c., concentrate their sophisticated playing with this duo album of 7 original compositions and 2 free improvisations.

Pinkish Black & Yells at Eels: Vanishing Light... Pinkish Black & Yells at Eels:
Vanishing Light...

(Ayler -- France )

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Trumpeter Dennis Gonzalez merges his Yells at Eel project with bassist Aaron Gonzalez and drummer/percussionist Stefan Gonzalez, with Texas-based experimental rock band Pinkish Black--Daron Beck on keyboards and Jon Teague on drums & synthesizers--for a gripping and masterful hybrid of improvisation, dark synthetic rock and heavy moods; a riveting journey.

Russell, John / Ray Russell / Henry Kaiser / Olle Brice: The Dukes of Bedford Russell, John / Ray Russell / Henry Kaiser / Olle Brice:
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Exploring the lineage of the Dukes of Bedford, the Russell lineage in Bedford, England, in groupings of acoustic & electric guitarists John Russell, Ray Russell, and Henry Kaiser along with double bassist Ollie Brice, from duos to quartets, eight Duke "Russells" from 1680 to 2003 are explored through intricate and joyfully creative and technically amazing string improvisations.

Smith, Damon: Whatever Is Not Stone Is Light Smith, Damon:
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Taking his title from a poem by Octavio Paz with titles from translations by Lysander Kemp of other Octavio Paz poems, this solo album from double bassist Damon Smith is his definitive statement on the instrument: 23 tracks from 46 seconds to 5 minutes 50, developed over 15 years and displaying Smith's incredible technique and creative intent; incomparable.

Namtchylak, Sainkho / Ned Rothenberg / Dieb13: Antiphonen Namtchylak, Sainkho / Ned Rothenberg / Dieb13:
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The first meeting for the trio of Tuvan free improvising vocalist & throat singer Sainkho Namtchylak, saxophonist Ned Rothenberg and turntablist Dieb13, captured in performance at Music Unlimited 33, at Alter Schlachthof Wels, Austria in 2019 for 2 improvisations — the 40 minute "Shave and a Haircut" and the 11 minute "Two Bits" — in incredibly creative and formidable music.

Minton, Phil / Dieb13: With, Without Minton, Phil / Dieb13:
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Combining concerts from a number of festivals and venues between 2009 & 2017, this album presents the best of the collaboration between London free improvising vocalist Phil Minton and Austrian turntablist and experimenter Dieb13, each of them masterfully unleashed in overwhelmingly creative, outlandish, sometimes frightening/sometimes uproarious, truly unique music.

Konstrukt / Otomo Yoshihide: Eastern Saga: Live at TUSK [VINYL + DOWNLOAD] Konstrukt / Otomo Yoshihide:
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The 4th of Karl Records' collaboration series brings Turkish free improvising group Konstrukt together with Japanese experimental improviser Otomo Yoshihide, recording at the Tusk Festival in 2018, Konstrukt configured as a quintet with two drummers, winds, guitar, synth and bass, Otomo adding guitar and turntables to create a dense, exultant and exotic brew of electrified improvisation.

Blonk, Jaap / Lou Mallozzi / Ken Vandermark: Improvisers Blonk, Jaap / Lou Mallozzi / Ken Vandermark:
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The eighth release in the Kontrans "Improvisers" series is a live recording from Elastic Arts, in Chicago in 2019 from the trio of Jaap Blonk on voice & electronics, Lou Mallozzi on turntables, cds, mixer, microphone & organ pipes, and Ken Vandermark on clarinet, bass clarinet, & tenor & baritone saxophones, in a uniquely quirky, exuberant and extraordinary set of improvisations.

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

Lussier / D'Orion / Kuster / Tetreault : Printemps 2021 Lussier / D'Orion / Kuster / Tetreault :
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(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )

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This mercurial and impressive 2021 Victoriaville Festival concert brought together improvisers from three duos as a quartet: guitarist Rene Lussier, who has a long running duo with turntablist Martin Tetreault; Erick d'Orion on computer and electronics, who also has a experimental sound duo with Tetrault; and frequently collaborator with Lussier, drummer Robbie Kuster.

 

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