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Charlemagne Palestine & Rhys Chatham: Youuu + Mee = Weee (First) [VINYL] (Sub Rosa)

LP edition of the 1st of 3 CDs from the collaboration between Charlemagne Palestine on Bosendorfer piano, orgue Yamaha and voice, and Rhys Chatham on trumpet, loop pedal & electric guitar, presenting a large and slowly evolving composition. ... Click to View


Chris Corsano / Okkyung Lee / Bill Nace : Live At Stone [VINYL] (Open Mouth)

The trio of Chris Corsano (drums), Okkyung Lee (cello) and Bill Nace (guitar) performing live at John Zorn's NYC improv club The Stone in 2014, three free improvising titans of the modern age in a very limited LP. ... Click to View


Uneven Eleven: Live at Cafe OTO [2 CDs] (Sub Rosa)

Merging three legends--drummer Charles Hayward (This Heat, Camberwell Now, Massacre), Guy Segers (Univers Zero) and Kawabata Makoto (Acid Mothers Temple) for a wild improvising trio caught live at Cafe Oto in Lodon in 2013; not to be missed! ... Click to View


Uneven Eleven: Live at Cafe OTO [VINYL] (Sub Rosa)

Merging three legends--drummer Charles Hayward (This Heat, Camberwell Now, Massacre), Guy Segers (Univers Zero) and Kawabata Makoto (Acid Mothers Temple) for a wild improvising trio caught live at Cafe Oto in Lodon in 2013; not to be missed! ... Click to View


Fred Frith And Helen Mirra: Kwangsi - quail [VINYL] (Shhpuma)

Helen Mirra uses the index of a W.G. Sebald's novel to create a mysterious, intriguing and fascinating audio world, performed by Mirra on printing press and acoustic guitar, and Fred Frith on rainsticks, mbira, charango, music box, voice, shoes and other objects. ... Click to View


Joana Sa & Luis Jose Martins: Almost a Song (Shhpuma)

A beautiful collaboration between Luis Jose Martins on classical guitar, percussion & electronics, and Joan Sa on piano, toy piano, celestra, idiophones & electronics, gentle music that's nearly a song, but actually sophisticated, textured, and lovely contemporary improvisation. ... Click to View


Norberto Lobo / Joao Lobo: Oba Loba (Shhpuma)

A magnificent septet led by Norbert Lobo on guitar and Joao Lobo on drums, blending jazz with free folk elements, instrumental music that defies easy categorization but which wins the listener over with its inherent melodicism and embracing love of expression. ... Click to View


Helen Mirra / Ernst Karel: A Map Of Parallels 41-N And 49-N At A Scale Of Ten Seconds To One Degree (Shhpuma)

A map of the latitudes delineating the geographical area where the European - North American history of deforestation and resforestation has played out in a work of guitar and field effects from Portugese artist Helen Mirra and sound artist Ernst Karel. ... Click to View


Joana Gama / Luis Fernandez: Quest (Shhpuma)

Classical pianist Joana Gama and live electronic processing artist Luis Fernandes bridge compositional and experimental forms in this lyrical work, where Fernandes transforms, dissects, loops and otherwise mutates the Gama's playing in unexpected and elegant ways. ... Click to View


Simao Costa: ANO PRE CAU TION PER CU SSION ON SHORT CIRCUIT (Shhpuma)

Portuguese composer and pianist Simao Costa in an album of solo prepared piano in the style of John Cage, using transducers, speaker & objects, paced like a Morton Feldman composition, balancing tones and percussive sound in exquisite compositions. ... Click to View


Parque: The Earworm Versions (Shhpuma)

Intermedia artist Ricardo Jacinto with Nuno Torres (sax), Ricardo Jacinto (cello), Andre Sier (electronics), Dino Recio (percussion), Nuno Morao (percussion, melodica) and Joao Pinheiro (percussion, vibes) in a structured improvisation in an electro-acoustic environment. ... Click to View


Pao: PÃO (Shhpuma)

The Portugese trio of Pedro Sousa (sax), Tiago Sousa (keys & percussion) and Travassos (tapes and electronics), using amplified objects and circuit bending amidst acoustic and electric sources that blends melodic and sound sources in rich and unexpected ways. ... Click to View


Filipe Felizardo : Guitar Soli for the Moa and the Frog (Shhpuma)

The third solo venture for Lisbon-based guitarist and visual artist Filipe Felizardo, performing without effects and loops over a lush and spare framework, for a "ghost blues meditation" in 8 movements of focused and beautifully paced and sonically oriented playing. ... Click to View


Marco Eneidi / Damon Smith / Peter Kowald: Ghetto Calypso (Not Two Records)

17 succinct improvisations recorded in 2000 from the trio of the late and legendary German free improvising bassist Peter Kowald, West Coast bassist Damon Smith, and alto saxophonist Marco Eneidi, powerful and lyrical with a nod to Ayler amidst brilliant playing. ... Click to View


Henry Kaiser / Damon Smith: Relations (Balance Point Acoustics)

The duo of Henry Kaiser and bassist Damon Smith perform 8 free improvisation with titles from the book "Company Week" by Peter Riley, a commentary on Derek Bailey's 1997 collective, Kaiser using a 1998 Monteleone Radio Flyer 7 string guitar at the request of Smith. ... Click to View


Sandy Ewen / Damon Smith: Background Information (Balance Point Acoustics)

Houston based guitarist Sandy Ewen met BPA label leader, bassist Damon Smith to record these open-minded improvisations in the studio, with Smith also using 7 string electric upright bass, laptop, and field recordings played in real time. ... Click to View


Keiji Haino / Peter Brotzmann / Jim O'Rourke: Two City Blues PT 1 [VINYL] (Trost Records)

The first of two releases documenting the trio of three towering figures, German free jazz legend Peter Brotzmann, Japanese avant-garde wizard Keiji Haino, and wildly versatile American composer and musician Jim O'Rourke, recording at Shinjuku Pit Inn, in Tokyo, 2010. ... Click to View


Ghost Trees: The New Gravity (Future Recordings)

The 1st proper Ghost Trees full-length release from the duo of Brent Bagwell on tenor sax and Seth Nanaa on drums, presenting 8 songs honed during a year-long, cross-country tour, with the duo in tight communication in restrained and assertive improv with a wide range of influences. ... Click to View


Jessica Pavone: Knuckle Under [VINYL] (TAIGA)

Jessica Pavone's recent solo works for viola and voice stem from years of concentrated long tone practice and an interest in repetition, song form, and sympathetic vibration, combining her long tone rituals with delay, understated melodies and sparse lyrical content. ... Click to View


Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza: Eroina [VINYL] (Holidays Records)

A 1971 recording from this early Italian free improvising group featuring Ennio Morricone, a series of haunting improvisations, each inspired by the effects of a different drug, made of electronic glitches, skronky horns, pounded piano, funky drums, and tape experiments. ... Click to View


Eleh: Homage [3 CDs] (Important Records)

Eleh's Homage series remastered for CD, allowing all frequency combinations to be heard, presenting 3 CDs lovingly dedicated to hypnotic square waves, rippling sine waves and triangle/saw tooth waveforms in slowly moving and meditative compositions. ... Click to View


Yannis Kyriakides + Andy Moor: A Life Is a Billion Heartbeats [VINYL] (Discrepant)

Yannis Kyriakides and Andy Moor's exploration and mining of the rich and mysterious terrain of Greek rebetika music from early 20th century, using a combination and juxtaposition of rebetika elements with their own distinct sonic explorations. ... Click to View


Klezmerson: Amon: The Book Of Angels Volume 24 (Tzadik)

Tzadik's series reinterpreting John Zorn's Masada compositions releases the 24th "Book of Angels", performed by Klezmerson, a Mexico-based ensemble led by violist & composer Benjamin Shwartz, who founded the group in 2003 to integrate music from a Mexican standpoint. ... Click to View


Ikue Mori: Light In The Shadow (Tzadik)

A beautifully paced and uniquely voiced album of electronic soundscapes from luminary New York performer Ikue Mori, 10 works including a realization of Izumi Kyoka's story "Koya Hijuri", 3 pieces for Mozu birds, the 2-part "Pomegranate Seeds", and one of Zorn's Masada compositions. ... Click to View


John Zorn: Hen To Pan (Tzadik)

A chamber ensemble led by cellist Jay Campbell presents 3 realizations of Zorn's composition for 2 celli "Ouroboros" (2 with percussionist Tyshawn Sorey) along with his canonic puzzle "Occam's Razor" and the ten metaphysical ambiguities comprising the piano trio "The Aristos" . ... Click to View


Kali Fasteau Z (with Jordan / Rozie / Parran / McBee): Piano Rapture (Flying Note)

New York pianist Kali Z. Fasteau in a quintet with L. Mixashawn Rozie on sax, flute, and djembe, Kidd Jordan on tenor sax, J.D. Parran on flute and clarinet, and Ron McBee on percussion, a beautiful journey in jazz that borrows from the past while looking to the future. ... Click to View


Detail: Stevens / Pedersen / Gjerstad: First Detail (Rune Grammofon)

Norwegian saxophonist Frode Gjerstad started the forward thinking free improv group Detail in 1981 with Eivin One Pederson on keys and SME legend, drummer John Stevens; this live recording of the original lineup is a fantastic document of the roots of this important band. ... Click to View


Apuh!: Ett [VINYL] (Palsrobot)

Debut LP of the young Gothenburg, Sweden trio of saxophonist Adrian Asling Sellius, drummer Hampus Ohman-Frolund, and double bass player Matt Dimming, drawing on elements of pop and rock, klezmer, cinematic soundscapes, experimental noise, and free jazz. ... Click to View


Oren Ambarchi: Live Knots (Pan)

Two live realizations of "Knots", a frenetic and absorbing work of free improv over a compositional framework, from Ambarchi's album "Audience of One", here in a duo performance by Ambarchi and Talia at Tokyo's SuperDeluxe; and with the Eyvind Kang-led Sinfonietta Cracovia. ... Click to View


Ghedalia Tazartes : Diasporas (Alga Marghen)

A remastered CD edition of outsider artist and brilliant studio composer Ghealia Tazartes' 1979 debut album, expanded to include the first CD release of "Ferme ta gueule, Zarathustra," a composition largely based on materials pre-dating "Diasporas". ... Click to View


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