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Lutnahimat . Erosions

Lutnahimat . Erosions

Lutnahimat is a London-based project, formed in 2002 by composer/sound sculptor Ian S. After studying music technology in London, Ian has experimented with numerous acoustic instruments including strings, woodwind, brass free-reed and prepared instruments. Not wholly satisfied with the sounds available, he has also built several electronic instruments from scratch and created a variety of recordin... Read More »

Toca Loca . SHED

Toca Loca . SHED

This piece was written for Waka Hasegawa and Joseph Tong, a happily married piano duo. The composer was inspired by their sharing – a piano, a life. “I wanted those four hands to be as close as possible…holding the keys silently so that when the other notes are played, suddenly those silent keys start ringing…if another duo wanted to play this piece, they wouldn’t necessarily need to be ... Read More »

ANDRÉ / TOKAR / KUGEL . VARPAI

ANDRÉ / TOKAR / KUGEL . VARPAI

Their music is best experienced in performance spaces such as churches or concert halls where the sound stage lends itself to an atmosphere conducive to silence and resonance. Each concert is a singular event exclusively comprised of self composed pieces. André Pabarciute – voice Mark Tokar – double bass Klaus Kugel – percussions press & booking contact : andre-tokar-kugel@... Read More »

Lorenzo Senni . Dunno

Lorenzo Senni . Dunno

Produced, edited, mixed by Lorenzo Senni and mastered by Marcus Schmickler, “Dunno” is the very first official release from the 27years old italian founder of Presto!?; his previous release “Early works” (2007) is a collection of old re-edited tracks mainly influenced by early laptop heroes Mego style. Now with “Dunno” we have a pure computer music record where ... Read More »

Gratkowski / Anderskov . ardent grass

Gratkowski / Anderskov . ardent grass

Every Red Toucan aficionado knows Frank, a regular on the Label; here, he pairs with brilliant Danish pianist Jacob Anderskov. “Over the last decade or so, pianist Jacob Anderskov has emerged as one of the most exciting and original voices …deeply modern…” Peter Margasak (Downbeat) Frank Gratkowski – alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet Jacob Anderskov – piano 1 – Na... Read More »

DIATRIBES & ABDUL MOIMEME complaintes de marée basse

DIATRIBES & ABDUL MOIMEME complaintes de marée basse

After the trio with Phonotopy, but recorded a couple of month earlier, Diatribes proposes with Abdul Moimême a new electroacoustique oriented album, where the instrumentation distinction is lost to the benefit of a sounds ensemble strongly linked by skeazing ropes and under permanent tension. Some metalico-organics imporvisations develloping under harbour influence, superpostion of poetic evocati... Read More »

SOIXANTE ETAGES  . Repli-k 07

SOIXANTE ETAGES . Repli-k 07

Un disque brut entre désarticulation rythmique, triffouillages sonores et rock in opposition. Une mutualisation de moyens sonores (jouets, électrophones, radio, guide chant…) qui laisse parfois apparaître la poésie délicate d’Emilie Dickinson, celles plus tranchantes d’Ossip Mandelstam, Robert Walser et Georges Henein… Repli-k 07 est le résultat de plusieurs projets m... Read More »

Elliot Sharp . Binibon

Elliot Sharp . Binibon

BINIBON is a work of both musical theater and alternative history based on the 1981 murder by Jack Henry Abbott of Richard Adan. Richard was a waiter and the night manager at the Binibon, a cafe and 24-hour hangout on 2nd Avenue at 5th Street in the East Village, a nexus for artists, musicians,neighborhood characters and bohemians true and faux. It was a place that E# spent many an hour drinking b... Read More »

Anne la Berge Lukas Simonis . Rust Fungus

Anne la Berge Lukas Simonis . Rust Fungus

The La Berge & Simonis duo have finally released their first CD after performing together for over ten years. This is not a “let’s get together and see what happens” kind of thing. They have compiled an impressive backlog of recordings and they have even had some occasional performances, mostly with others involved. Their guest list includes: Richard Barrett, Erhard Hirt, Eddie Prevost ... Read More »

Undivided . The Passion

Undivided . The Passion

“Passion” is the fourth CD output of Wac³aw Zimpel and at the same time the opening of his Undivided project. Undivided was founded as trio: Wac³aw Zimpel – clarinets, Mark Tokar – bass and Klaus Kugel – but sometimes it will be extended to quartet, quintet or sextet, inviting other musicians for specific realizations. In this case it’s Bobby Few, an American ... Read More »

PAUL HUBWEBER & PHILIP ZOUBEK  . Archiduc Concert : Dansaert Variations

PAUL HUBWEBER & PHILIP ZOUBEK . Archiduc Concert : Dansaert Variations

The whole of a duo concert on trombone and prepared piano, recorded at LArchiduc in Brussels – a bar whose art deco interior is featured on the cover. This is the second CD by this duo following on from the highly acclaimed NOBODY’S MATTER BUT OUR OWN on NurNichtNur. Both musicians are now amongst the freshest exponents of their respective instruments, and they interact with each other... Read More »

Zed Trio . Lost Transitions

Zed Trio . Lost Transitions

Toulouse-based sax player Heddy Boubaker, along with fellow guitarist David Lataillade and drummer Frédéric Vaudaux, are ZED, a free-music unit that delivers a mix of wild free-form improvisation and punk energy for an hour of high density sound surge. Fasten your seat belts. Heddy Boubaker, as & bs s David Lataillade, el. g Frédéric Vaudaux, dr, perc Recorded at Studio Le Sous-Marin, Tou... Read More »

Lamneck / Fabbriciani Winds of the Heart

Lamneck / Fabbriciani Winds of the Heart

Perhaps if Gulliver had met a Gypsy musician in the course of his travels and had been lucky enough to hear her in a spontaneous duet with a flute-playing giant, there might be some precedent for the music on this disc. As it is, we can be sure that will never have heard anything much like this before. The musical conversation is animated, alien, and timeless. Wind superstars, Roberto Fabbriciani,... Read More »

Eric La Casa . W2

Eric La Casa . W2

We think that we « make a journey » but soon enough it’s the journey that makes – and unmakes – us.” (Nicolas Bouvier, “l’usage du monde”) When I listen today to these pieces, I hear, of course, a geographic inventory of all the places I encountered. Above all, though, and as if by default, I hear the sonic journal of twelve years spent recording sound. My ... Read More »

thorsten soltau . weiss – rezykla

thorsten soltau . weiss – rezykla

based on single sounds of the album “rephlex” of the nuremberg artist weiss, thorsten soltau constructed two minimal compo- sitions, that transform the roots of the rhythmic motion in weiss music into digital granulate structures. weiss on the other hand remixes the single tracks of soltaus revised new version and creates an atmosphere similar to “rephlex”, that comes full ... Read More »

CHARLOTTE HUG & FRED LONBERG-HOLM . FINE EXTENSIONS

CHARLOTTE HUG & FRED LONBERG-HOLM . FINE EXTENSIONS

It takes two. Two gears, two springs, two mechanisms. Two strings, two hands, two people. The activity of calibrating requires two parts, a variable and a standard. Through the relativity of comparison (here’s a gear, here’s another; how do they fit together?), components can be adjusted to function properly, to run smoothly and mesh in perfect tandem. That’s the way a machine can be fine-tu... Read More »

Luís Lopes . Humanization 4tet Electricity

Luís Lopes . Humanization 4tet Electricity

Following his Humanization 4tet’s debut in 2008, Portuguese guitarist Luís Lopes joins forces again with Rodrigo Amado on tenor sax and González brothers Aaron and Stefan on bass and drums for a new muscular set where free jazz meets rock meets blues at the crossroads. Enjoy the ride! If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to the RSS feed!... Read More »

Lol Coxhill & Roger Turner . Success with your dog

Lol Coxhill & Roger Turner . Success with your dog

Although Coxhill and Turner have worked together in various combinations for over 40 years, this is the first album to feature them as a duo. The main part is a concert recorded in Brest on a 2003 French tour showing their unique take on soprano saxophone and percussion duo improvisation. The remainder is a more minimal performance from a more recent London concert. All previously unissued. 58 min... Read More »

Gail Priest . Presentiments from the Spider Garden

Gail Priest . Presentiments from the Spider Garden

Combining field recordings, vocal manipulations, instrumental material and extended digital methodologies,Gail Priest has created a haunting cabinet of curiosities that works beautifully as a full length listening experience. Sometimes sparse and abrasive, at other times luxuriously grandiose, Presentiments from the Spider Garden is a kind of neo-speculative history, an album that challenges, cha... Read More »

VA . Teatime

VA . Teatime

The 1975 release of the TEATIME LP introduced the outside world to five of the ‘second generation’ London-based improvisers: STEVE BERESFORD (piano & toys), NIGEL COOMBES (violin & low grade electronics), JOHN RUSSELL (electric guitar), DAVE SOLOMON (percussion) & GARRY TODD (tenor saxophone). The main contents are two brutally-edited quartet performances (one without To... Read More »

Empty Flat Resonance . mushroom:geometry EP

Empty Flat Resonance . mushroom:geometry EP

Listening to this EP is part of an experience that help you to reach a certain level of consciousness. It will let you loose your space and time references and redefine your inner geometrical structures. Each songs is 5 minutes long. You can adjust them to perfectly fit with your mind by slowing or speeding up the tracks with an appropriate audio software. If you enjoyed this post, make sure you s... Read More »

Zbigniew Karkowski / Kelly Churko . Infallibilism

Zbigniew Karkowski / Kelly Churko . Infallibilism

All Tracks recorded live Track 1 Recorded August 12, 2008 at Super Deluxe, Nishi Azabu by Cal Lyall. Track 2 Recorded May 3, 2008 at Soup, Ochiai by Taro Noguchi. Track 3 Recorded September 28, 2008 at Soup, Ochiai by Taro Noguchi. Track 4 Recorded February 8, 2009 at Roots, Keonji by in-house sound engineer . Edited at Higashi-Nakano, Tokyo. Mastered at C Squared, Los Angeles, California. Thanks ... Read More »

Nicolas Bernier strings.lines

Nicolas Bernier strings.lines

“strings.lines” came to life from an obsession for old and forgotten objectmatter and the desire to produce music that exists in between the new and the old. The staring point to the composition of this work were acoustic tuning forks. In 2007 Nicolas Bernier became fascinated with this object/instrument of particularly beautiful design, and started a collection of all the different kinds of t... Read More »

Markus Eichenberger . Halbzeit

Markus Eichenberger . Halbzeit

“We enter an open landscape, rich in impressions, and then leave the beaten track. Here and there we notice something that merits closer inspection. After a shorter or longer pause, we venture a little in another direction. We might simply take the day as it comes and without concern let everything that has been and that we have experienced go to the winds. Or perhaps perceive the singular a... Read More »

Paolo Sorge TETRAKTYS Electric Guitar Quartet . TETRAKTYS

Paolo Sorge TETRAKTYS Electric Guitar Quartet . TETRAKTYS

Enrico Cassia, Fabrizio Licciardello, Giancarlo Mazzù, Paolo Sorge – electric guitars If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to the RSS feed!... Read More »

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