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Capece, Lucio / Katie Porter: Phase To Phase

Label: Ftarri
Product Code: 32196
Catalog Code: ftarri-969
Country: Japan
 
Price: $14.95



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Rich harmonics and interstitial interactions between two bass clarinets, as Utah-based Katie Porter and Berlin-based Lucio Capece exchanged recordings to develop two compositions, the first focusing on expression in the context of freedom in time, the 2nd using strict time to explore the effects of overlapping-phasing; reference The International Nothing.


Onda, Aki / Nao Nishihara: Kouya-e-to [Used Item]

Label: Ftarri
Product Code: 32145
Catalog Code: ftarri-975
Country: Japan
 
Price: $9.95



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NYC performer Aki Onda and Yokohama sound artist Nao Nishihara began collaborating in 2015 while Nishihara was residing in NY on an Asian Cultural Council grant, returning in 2016 for this live performance exploring the architecture and acoustics of ISSUE's 22 Boerum Place theater, installing handmade instruments and analog equipment within a visually arranged set-up.


Atsushi / Tatsuya / Makoto: Japanese New Music Festival Japan Tour 2022

Label: Magaibutsu Limited
Product Code: 32023
Catalog Code: MGC-65
Country: Japan
 
Price: $17.95



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Recordings from the 2022 Japanese New Music Festival Japan Tour from the trio of Tsuyama Atsushi on bass, guitar & piano, Yoshida Tatsuya on drums, synth and vocals, and Kawabata Makoto on guitar, bass and vocals, selecting the best tracks from the tour into a collection of 15 psychedelic, progressive, experimental and uncategorizable rock forms!


Takeda, Risa : The Sorcerer's Castle

Label: Cbzm Records
Product Code: 32022
Catalog Code: CBZM-01
Country: Japan
 
Price: $17.95



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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.


Yoshida, Tatsuya / Risa Takeda: SUPERHELIX [CD + DOWNLOAD VIDEOS]

Label: Magaibutsu Limited
Product Code: 32021
Catalog Code: MGC-64
Country: Japan
 
Price: $17.95



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Fifteen rock instrumentals between drummer Tatsuya Yoshida and pianist & keyboardist Risa Takeda, generally high-speed, technically superb and melodically infused pieces of imaginative creativity with a quirky sense of humor, augmented with Yoshida's vocalizing and effect processing from both; includes a download sheet for 15 high-def movies, one for each track on the album.


Kazuto, Shimizu / Yoshida Tatsuya: Whatchamacallits [CD + DOWNLOAD MOVIE LINK]

Label: Magaibutsu Limited
Product Code: 32020
Catalog Code: MGIS-04
Country: Japan
 
Price: $17.95



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A live recording at Koenji Jirokichi in 2022 between Magaibtusu leader Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins, Korekyojinn, Koenji Hyakkei, PYN, &c) and pianist Kazuto Shimizu (Arepos, Chakra, Hikashu, Killing Time, Lars Hollmer's Global Home Project, &c), both on vocals as they unfold a playful and technically incredible set of "Doodads", "Watchamacallits" and other wonderful curiosities.


International Nothing, The (Fagaschinski / Thieke): Just None of Those Things

Label: Ftarri
Product Code: 31797
Catalog Code: ftarri-215
Country: Japan
 
Price: $15.95



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Using harmonic intersections and extraneous sonic emanations from two clarinets, the duo of Kai Fagaschinski and Michael Thieke (also of The Magic I.D.) continue their long-standing International Nothing project of composed works through patient interactions of powerfully focused technique, here in their fifth album presenting a 42-minute work of delicate, dark beauty.


Russell, John / John Butcher / Dominic Lash: But everything now left before it arrived

Label: Meenna
Product Code: 31796
Catalog Code: meenna-962
Country: Japan
 
Price: $14.95



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A live performance at the 2010 GIO Fest III in Glasgow, UK, from three of the UK's leading free improvisers--late guitarist John Russell, John Butcher on saxophones and Dominic Lash on double bass--a superb concert in five improvisations of incredible technical skill through both energetic and restrained passages, a brilliant example reminding us of the loss of the great guitarist.


Sugimoto, Taku: Octet

Label: Meenna
Product Code: 31795
Catalog Code: meenna-961
Country: Japan
 
Price: $14.95



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Part of Japanese composer Taku Sugimoto's Solo for Strings series, these works focus on bowed stringed instruments played only with natural harmonics, arranged with clarinets and flute, using long tones and repetition that allow the performer decisions on their length, performed by a Berlin-based octet including Catherine Lamb, Johnny Change, Samuel Dunscombe, &c.


Yoshida, Tatsuya / Dairo Suga: Root

Label: Doubtmusic
Product Code: 31451
Catalog Code: dmf-173
Country: Japan
 
Price: $16.95



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Driven by a passionate intensity, this first meeting of drummer Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins, Korekyojinn, Koenji Hyakkei, &c) and pianist Dario Suga at 7th Floor in Shibuya, Japan begins at high speed, the sheer technical brilliance of both players dazzling, their unbridled energy eventually yielding to passages of introspection that recur to fervor and fraternity; exceptional!


Tamura, Natsuki: Summer Tree

Label: Libra
Product Code: 31432
Catalog Code: 101-070
Country: Japan
 
Price: $16.95



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A stunning album of solo trumpet performance from Natsuki Tamura, who's name in Japanese translates as 'Natsu' meaning 'summer' and 'Ki' means 'tree', performed as layers of remarkable technique led by clarion playing over trumpet drones, sonic turbulence and percussive interaction on a wok, each layer using his extended vocabulary without studio manipulation.


Futari (Satoko Fujii / Taiko Saito): Underground

Label: Libra
Product Code: 31253
Catalog Code: 202-069
Country: Japan
 
Price: $16.95



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Pandemic restrictions having cancelled their European tour, the Futari duo of pianist Satoko Fujii and vibraphonist Taiko Saito chose instead to develop a new collaborative album of improvisations exchanged by sound file, each intently listening to the other's recordings, their care and pensive responses creating an astounding and sublime album of stunningly beautiful music.


This Is It! (Fujii / Itani / Tamura): Mosaic

Label: Libra
Product Code: 31252
Catalog Code: 203-068
Country: Japan
 
Price: $16.95



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Circumventing pandemic lockdowns, the trio of husband & wife, pianist Satoko Fujii and trumpeter Natsuki Tamura, recorded this album at their home in Kobe, Japan using an internet connection to perform in real time with drummer/percussionist Takashi Itani in Tokyo, their joyful and sophisticated improvisation a testament to close listening and magnificent communication.


Yanagawa, Homei: Homura

Label: Armageddon Nova
Product Code: 31115
Catalog Code: AN-R 9
Country: Japan
 
Price: $15.95



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Two extended pieces of solo free improvisation from Japanese alto saxophonist Homei Yanagawa, aka Yoshinori Yanagawa, who regularly performs solo, releasing this album 30 years after his first solo album in 1991, Ground and Figure, here recording in the studio for confidently active and diverse approaches to solo expression; engaging and absorbing work.


Preliminary Saturation (Wouter Jaspers / Steffan de Turck): Summer Breeze [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

Label: Muzan Editions
Product Code: 31065
Catalog Code: MEDS056
Country: Japan
 
Price: $9.95



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Two large works of sound from frequent collaborators, Dutch sound artist and experimenter Steffan de Turck (aka Staplerfahrer) and Netherlands sonic innovator Wouter Jaspers, the first piece contrasting music-box synthetic melodies with deep drone and noise; the second a dark work of haunting properties that evolves to a spectral whisper of submerged voice.


Allum, Jennifer / John Butcher / Ute Kanngiesser / Eddie Prevost: Sounds of Assembly

Label: Meenna
Product Code: 31025
Catalog Code: meenna-964
Country: Japan
 
Price: $15.95



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Assembled in London to improvise music for Stewart Morgan's film Eddie Prevost's Blood, this release adds much more material beyond the soundtrack, in a superb example of free and charged creative improvisation seeking unique combinations of expression, from Jennifer Allum on violin, John Butcher on saxophones, Ute Kanngiesser on cello and Eddie Prevost on percussion.


Parker, Evan Electroacoustic Quartet: Concert in Iwaki

Label: Uchimizu Records
Product Code: 31022
Catalog Code: Uchimizu 02
Country: Japan
 
Price: $21.95



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Requested to organize a Japanese tour focused on the electroacoustic aspects of Evan Parker's work, the saxophonist distilled his larger Electracoustic Ensemble to the quartet of himself, Paul Lytton on percussion & live electronics, Joel Ryan on computer and Lawrence Casserley on signal processing, heard here in the resonant space of the Iwaki City Art Museum in Fukushima.


Gustafsson, Mats / Otomo Yoshihide: Duo / Timing

Label: Doubtmusic
Product Code: 31001
Catalog Code: dmf-172
Country: Japan
 
Price: $18.95



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Meeting at GOK Sound studio in Kichijoji, Japan in front of a small audience, Swedish baritone saxophonist Mats Gustafsson (The Thing, Fire!) also performing on flutephone and live electronics, and Otomo Yoshihide (Ground-Zero, Regenorchester) performing on guitar, turntable and banjo, recorded these eight amazing improvisations of unusual and unique attitudes and timing.


Fujii, Satoko: Piano Music

Label: Libra
Product Code: 30994
Catalog Code: 201-067
Country: Japan
 
Price: $16.95



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A stunning sound collage made from recorded fragments of Fujii's studio piano, captured inside and out using traditional piano sonorities and preparations that often microscopically detail the instrument, then edited into two electroacoustic compositions of startling and unexpected expansiveness and wonder; a unique and fascinating release in Fujii's large oeuvre.


Korekyojinn (Yoshida / Nasuno / Natsuki): Mesopotamia

Label: Magaibutsu Limited
Product Code: 30780
Catalog Code: MGC-63
Country: Japan
 
Price: $15.95



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The Japanese Korekyojinn trio of Tatsuya Yoshida on drums, Mitsuru Nasuno on bass and Kido Natsuki on guitar continue their high energy approach to prog and jazz/rock with this, their 6th studio album over 20 years, in seven new pieces of extended instrumental works maintaining the effortlessly complex & joyful interplay amid quickly shifting time signatures and melodic changes.


Tamura, Natsuki : Koki Solo

Label: Libra
Product Code: 30611
Catalog Code: 101-066
Country: Japan
 
Price: $16.95



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"Koki" translates to "rare in ancient times," referring to ones 70th birthday, a milestone that trumpeter Natsuki Tamura achieves this year, providing proof that such an age is no longer rare, nor that it has affected the tremendous creative and physical powers that Tamura applies to his playing, as heard in this inventive solo album on trumpet, piano, voice and even pots & pans!


Olive, Tim: Spot of the Foul (total mass retain)

Label: 845 Audio
Product Code: 30489
Catalog Code: 845-19
Country: Japan
 
Price: $11.95



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The second-ever solo release from Tim Olive and his first since 2008, in a distinctive set of compositions that layer and superimpose multiple, darkly intense recordings of improvisations made with magnetic pickups, metal plates, springs, wire, tuning forks, electromagnets, bow, breath, dental floss, envelope generator, fuzz, spring reverb, and preamplifier.


Kostyrko, Sergey / Tim Olive: Rasputitsa

Label: 845 Audio
Product Code: 30488
Catalog Code: 845-18
Country: Japan
 
Price: $11.95



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Selected from several hours of real-time interaction and presented as recorded with minimal editing, this album presents the first-time meeting of Kobe, Japan sound artist Tim Olive with St. Petersburg, Russian synthesist and electronic musician Sergey Kostyrko, recording in the studio together, the title aptly referencing the season of spring when roads are laid bare.


Clement, Joda / Tim Olive / Mathieu Ruhlmann: Eidolon

Label: 845 Audio
Product Code: 30487
Catalog Code: 845-17
Country: Japan
 
Price: $11.95



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During his 2018-19 Canadian tours, Tim Olive joined Vancouver residents Joda ClŽment and Mathieu Ruhlmann for two trio performances, after which they went into the studio to record these four detailed improvisations using synthesizer, harmonium, glockenspiel, field recordings, feedback, magnetic pickups, preamps, octave generators, ukelin, cymbal, tapes, and objects.


TtD (Nasuno Mitsuru / Tatsuya Yoshida): Teneleven the Duo

Label: Fourth Hand Record
Product Code: 30460
Catalog Code: TEN-0001
Country: Japan
 
Price: $15.95



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Concentrating the Teneleven quintet to a duo in the core of drummer Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins, Koenji Hyakkei, Korekyojinn) and bassist & electronic device guru Mitsuru Nasuno (Altered States, Fushitsusha, Ground Zero), for eleven tracks of energetic interactive rock improvisations, alternating between "TdD" pieces of burning improvisations and introspective "Afterglows".


Fujii, Satoko Tokyo Trio: Moon on the Lake

Label: Libra
Product Code: 30327
Catalog Code: 203-065
Country: Japan
 
Price: $16.95



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Pianist Satoko Fujii introduces a new trio with two younger and very active musicians on the Japanese jazz scene--bassist Takashi Sugawa and drummer Ittetsu Takemura--recording in 2020 at Pit Inn in Tokyo for their 3rd live date together, performing five lyrical Fujii original compositions, including "Aspirations" from her album with Leo Smith & Ikue Mori.


Machida, Yoshio / Cal Lyall: Premeditation [VINYL 2 10-inch records]

Label: By the Bluest of Seas
Product Code: 30257
Catalog Code: #1
Country: Japan
 
Price: $19.95



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Both members of the Tokyo band SuperDeluxe, drummer Yoshio Mashida performing on steelpan, gamelan and metal-slit drums, and 5-string banjo player Cal Lyall, performing largely on a tabletop guitar setup augmented with electronics, have developed a lovely and relaxed, compelling language of improvisational forms using structural ideas-based on minimal scalar patterns.


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

Label: Meenna
Product Code: 30201
Catalog Code: meenna-965
Country: Japan
 
Price: $20.95



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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.


Johansen, Per Oddvar / Seijiro Murayama: Dented Time

Label: Ftarri
Product Code: 30200
Catalog Code: ftarri-885
Country: Japan
 
Price: $14.95



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Bringing together two masterful percussionists -- Norwegian drummer Per Oddvar Johansen and Paris-based Japanese drummer Seijiro Murayama -- for a distinctive drum duo, each musician using a minimal set that combines a snare drum with small objects and cymbals, for an album of six improvisations and two composed pieces, all showing restraint in rhythmic interaction.


Hirose, Junji: SSI-7

Label: Hitorri
Product Code: 30199
Catalog Code: hitorri-979
Country: Japan
 
Price: $14.95



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Known mostly as a saxophonist on the Japanese improvised music scene, Junji Hirose has also released a series of albums using self-made analog noise instruments, here using a device where balls and small objects are placed on a large, shallow, round metal plate and moved by a compressor, here in four tracks with different objects and one with no objects at all.


Frasch, Heather / Ryoko Akama: Linking

Label: Ftarri / Meenna
Product Code: 30198
Catalog Code: meenna-972
Country: Japan
 
Price: $14.95



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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.


suzueri (Elico Suzuki): Fata Morgana

Label: Ftarri / Hitorri
Product Code: 30197
Catalog Code: hitorri-982
Country: Japan
 
Price: $14.95



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Tokyo sound artist Elico Suzuki attached or arranged "gadgets" including a small electric fan, a motor and a radio, to an upright piano whose upper and lower panels were removed and insides exposed, using their inherent sounds and those created by touching them to the piano strings to generate overlapping and evolving sound, ending each piece with force through the keyboard.


Murayama, Seijiro: Mi-Tai

Label: Ftarri / Hitorri
Product Code: 30196
Catalog Code: hitorri-980
Country: Japan
 
Price: $14.95



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Eight improvised performances on percussion from Paris-based drummer/percussionist Seijiro Murayama recorded in 2019 using acoustic sources from snare drums, mallets, brushes, voice, steel tables, gong and voice, captured in four locations around France and in Mishima City, Japan, each exploring new compositional methods and ways to improvise within them.


Onda, Aki / Nao Nishihara: Kouya-e-to

Label: Ftarri
Product Code: 30195
Catalog Code: ftarri-975
Country: Japan
 
Price: $15.95



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NYC performer Aki Onda and Yokohama sound artist Nao Nishihara began collaborating in 2015 while Nishihara was residing in NY on an Asian Cultural Council grant, returning in 2016 for this live performance exploring the architecture and acoustics of ISSUE's 22 Boerum Place theater, installing handmade instruments and analog equipment within a visually arranged set-up.


Hirose, Junji / mizutama / Kayu Nakada / Toshimaru Nakamura / Daysuke Takaoka / Yuma Takeshita / Tadashi Yonago: See You at Ftarri

Label: Ftarri / Meenna
Product Code: 30194
Catalog Code: meenna-874
Country: Japan
 
Price: $14.95



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Three days of improvisations from the the 2019 meeting of Osaka-based musicians mizutama, Tadashi Yonago and Kayu Nakada, plus Tokyo residents Junji Hirose, Toshimaru Nakamura, Daysuke Takaoka and Yuma Takeshita in duos and trios, all using original sound-producing devices or creating sound by repurposing instruments or electronic devices in unique ways.


Granberg, Magnus w/ Miki Maruta, Ko Ishikawa, Toshimaru Nakamura: Come Down to Earth Where Sorrow Dwelleth

Label: Meenna
Product Code: 30193
Catalog Code: meenna-970
Country: Japan
 
Price: $14.95



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Stockholm composer Magnus Granberg's first visit to Japan was to perform at the 2019 Ftarri Festival, adapting his extended and subtle work "Come Down to Earth Where Sorrow Dwelleth", originally composed for the Boston ensemble Ordinary Affects, here reworked for sho, koto, prepared piano and electronics performed by Ko Ishikawa, Miki Maruta and Toshimaru Nakamura.


Jun, Yan / Jean-Luc Guionnet / Matija Schellander / Seijiro Murayama: Blue Mistake, Red Mistake

Label: Meenna
Product Code: 30192
Catalog Code: meenna-971
Country: Japan
 
Price: $14.95



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While contrabass player Matija Schellander was performing a residency at the 2017 music Festival Artacts in Austria, this quartet formed with Paris saxophonist Jean-Luc Guionnet, percussionist Seijiro Murayama and Beijing-based vocalist Yan Jun, developing this work of quiet tension and sudden release, here from one of four performances, recorded live at Ljubljana in Slovenia.


Tamura, Natsuki / Satoko Fujii: Keshin

Label: Libra
Product Code: 30138
Catalog Code: 102-064
Country: Japan
 
Price: $16.95



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An album of duets between trumpeter Natsuki Tamura and pianist Satoko Fujii, the husband & wife core of Libra Records, recorded as a DIY effort during the 2020 pandemic in their own home recording space and mixed by themselves, a diverse album of intimate and impressive improvisations that find the two in uniquely deep and expressively concentrative conversations.


Fujii, Satoko: Hazuki

Label: Libra
Product Code: 30137
Catalog Code: 201-063
Country: Japan
 
Price: $16.95



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With the sudden cessation of touring due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Satoko Fujii turned to composing and recording herself in a home studio that she developed with the help of sound engineer Mike Marciano, freeing herself to explore new compositional methods and approaches to theory, this superb solo album the results of seven months of sublime self-expression.


Mori, Ikue / Satoko Fujii / Natsuki Tamura: Prickly Pear Cactus

Label: Libra
Product Code: 29998
Catalog Code: 203-062
Country: Japan
 
Price: $16.95



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Extending their previous collaborations during the time of pandemic, NY electronic improviser Ikue Mori and Japanese improvisers Natsuki Tamura on trumpet and Satoko Fujii on piano developed this extraordinary ea-improv album via file exchange, starting with Fujii's piano improvisations to which Mori & Tamura added their layers, with Mori mixing the final, startling results.


Toyozumi / Countryman / Tan: Chasing the Sun

Label: ChapChap Records
Product Code: 29919
Catalog Code: CPCD-018
Country: Japan
 
Price: $13.95



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Two live sets at Tago Jazz Cafe in the Philippines in 2018 from the trio of master percussionist Sabu Toyozumi on drums, American ex-pat Rick Countryman on alto saxophone, and Simon Tan on acoustic bass, this their 3rd album of solid free improvisation of extended and masterful discourse, unusual percussive devices, and powerful rhythmic foundation.


Sanhedrin (Haino / Yoshida / Nasuno): Change The Density So That You Can Crawl Up From The Sea Of Duty

Label: Trailights Record
Product Code: 29731
Catalog Code: TRLT-0016
Country: Japan
 
Price: $19.95



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Formed in the mid-2000s in the wake of the band Knead, the first new Sanhedrin album in six years sees the return of Keiji Haino on guitar, Mitsuru Nasuno on bass guitar and Tatsuya Yoshida on drums, performing live at Akihabara Club Goodman in Japan for four extended rock improvisations, dense, soulful avant-prog with feedback drenched resonance.


Kazuhisa, Uchihashi / Yoshida Tatsuya: Improvisations 5 [2 CDs]

Label: Magaibutsu
Product Code: 29730
Catalog Code: MGC-57/58
Country: Japan
 
Price: $19.95



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21 wild rides from the fully improvised duo of guitarist Kazuhisa Uchihashi on guitar & effects, and Tatsuya Yoshida on drums, voice & sampler, two CDs from four separate concerts at Japanese venues Akihabara Goodman in 2012 & 2014, Kichijoji FOXHOLE in 2014, and Okubo Hikarino-Uma in 2017; intensely exciting and magnificently masterful improv instrumental rock.


Dadge, Chris / Tim Olive: Nice You!

Label: 845 Audio
Product Code: 29705
Catalog Code: 845-16
Country: Japan
 
Price: $11.95



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After a performance in 2019, Kobe-based Canadian sound artist Tim Olive and Calgary percussionist, experimenter and Bug Incision lAfter a performance in 2019, Kobe-based Canadian sound artist Tim Olive and Calgary percussionist, experimenter & Bug Incision label leader Chris Dadge recorded these two studio pieces using Dadge's amplified percussion, small instruments & electronics, as well as Olive's magnetic pickup/electronics system, running through a number of guitar & bass amplifiers.abel leader Chris Dadge recorded these two studio pieces using Dadge's amplified percussion, small instruments & electronics, as well as Olive's magnetic pickup/electronics system, running through a number of guitar & bass amplifiers.


Maguire, Phil / Tim Olive: Invoer

Label: 845 Audio
Product Code: 29704
Catalog Code: 845-15
Country: Japan
 
Price: $11.95



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Stymied by Covid-19, the planned May 2020 tour of sound artists Tim Olive and Phil Maguire was cancelled, motivating each to create four 10-minute solo pieces which were then overlayed to create four "distant duo" pieces, merging Olive's textured home-made electronics and Maguire's reductive approach to audio simplicity and spare sonic environments.


Kaze (Fujii / Tamura / Pruvost / Orins) w/ Ikue Mori: Sand Storm

Label: Libra/ Circum-Disc
Product Code: 29574
Catalog Code: 205
Country: Japan
 
Price: $16.95



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The cooperative quartet Kaze of Satoko Fujii on piano, Peter Orins on drums, Christian Pruvost on trumpet, Natsuki Tamura on trumpet, joins with elextroacoustic improviser Ikue Mori for seven exploratory pieces recorded in the studio after a one-week tour in Austria, France, and Russia, their enthusiasm for their extraordinarily unique group sound clearly evident.


Futari (Satoko Fujii / Taiko Saito): Beyond

Label: Libra
Product Code: 29573
Catalog Code: 202-061
Country: Japan
 
Price: $16.95



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Futari (meaning "two people") is the stunningly beautiful debut album of pianist Satoko Fujii and vibraphonist Taiko Saito, recorded in 2019 after a concert tour in Japan, the confluence of these similar instruments and the performer's technical mastery blending in introspective and active modes, adding rich sonic dimensions through preparations and extraordinary technique.


Gato Libre (Tamura / Fjuii / Kaneko): Koneko

Label: Libra
Product Code: 29572
Catalog Code: 103-060
Country: Japan
 
Price: $16.95



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The 8th album from Gato Libre with compositions from trumpeter Natsuki Tamura in a trio with Yasuko Kaneko on trombone and pianist Satoko Fujii here on accordion, Koneko translating to "Kitten", as Tamura explores 8 new cats from strays to shop cats through deceptively simple pieces of melodic appeal of warm color, tone & texture; absolutely charming.


Abe, Kaoru : 19770916@Ayler, Sapporo

Label: Doubtmusic
Product Code: 29503
Catalog Code: dmh-171
Country: Japan
 
Price: $18.95



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Recently discovered, unissued solo improvisations from legendary Japanese free jazz alto saxophonist Karou Abe--four extended statements from the full concert recorded in 1970 at the Sapporo jazz cafe "Ayler"--an excellent example of the passionate performances he presented, using extended and unusual technique from assertive mastery to near-silent moments; incomparable.


Toyozumi / Yandsen / Countryman: Future of Change

Label: ChapChap Records
Product Code: 29437
Catalog Code: CPCD-017
Country: Japan
 
Price: $13.95



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The collaboration of American alto saxophonist living in the Philippines Rick Countryman with legendary Japanese free improvising drummer Sabu Toyozumim, also performing on Erhu, continues with this outstanding performance at the LIMBO Art Gallery in Makati, Philippines in 2020, joined by Malaysian tenor saxophonist Yong Yandsen for a burning set of free jazz.