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Manieri/Ryan/Leandre/Marguet : For Flowers

Manieri/Ryan/Leandre/Marguet : For Flowers

  Manieri/Ryan/Leandre/Marguet For Flowers label: Leo Records ref: CD LR 396 year: 2004 players: Jolle Landre, Mat Manieri, Christophe Marguet, Joel Ryan Highly evocative textures featuring a new sound concept in improvisation. A reflection on the interaction between classical avant-garde and free, acoustic and electronic, the album results in a stressing of the live nature of music, of the p... Read More »

Adrian Frey Septet : Seven Songs

Adrian Frey Septet : Seven Songs

  Adrian Frey Septet Seven Songs label: Altrisuoni ref: AS 159 year: 2003 players: Various Jazz large ensemble compositions featuring a collage of influences. Based in the creation of moods by means of arrangements of marked atmospheric quality, full of timbric reminiscences from various extraction and a plastic use of language -attention paid to how things are said- the album displays nimble... Read More »

poire_z + Phil Minton : _q

poire_z + Phil Minton : _q

  poire_z + Phil Minton _q label: For4ears records ref: 1551 year: 2002 players: Phil Minton, Günter Müller, ErikM, Norbert Möslang, Andy Guhl. A wide range of materials in constant flux between static and dynamic approaches. In spite of the overt character of the sonic materials used (openly stating their electronic origins), the dialogue of acoustic and electronic sound follows an imitat... Read More »

Frank Gratkowski Quartet : Facio

Frank Gratkowski Quartet : Facio

  Frank Gratkowski Quartet Facio label: Leo Records ref: CD LR 398 year: 2004 players: Frank Gratkowski, Wolter Wierbos, Dieter Manderscheid, Gerry Hemingway Experimental acoustic compositions featuring a wide range of sonic concerns. Calm, almost static landscapes -immobility achieved through mirror harmonic movement-, textural pieces, rhythmic overlays shifting variously, noise based improv... Read More »

Chinchorrero : Chalacubana

Chinchorrero : Chalacubana

  Chinchorrero Chalacubana label: Altrisuoni ref: AS 163 year: 2003 players: Various A compositional project bridging the water between Switzerland and Cuba. A thorough knowledge of latin music -in its various forms, from salsa or folklorico to latin-jazz standards- is embedded within this careful compositional task in which echoes from latin jazz orchestras are mixed with modern soloists and... Read More »

Antonio Murga : III Republica

Antonio Murga : III Republica

  Antonio Murga III Republica label: Smelin’ Cat ref: Smelin’ Cat year: 2004 players: Antonio Murga New release by this prolific author featuring his accustomed palette of homemade techno, kitsch samples, one-man band cum drum machine, multilayered recordings. This release muses about the yet-to-come Spanish Third Republic, peppering the various tracks with all manner of direct or... Read More »

Ercklentz Neumann : Oberflchenspannung

Ercklentz Neumann : Oberflchenspannung

  Ercklentz Neumann Oberflchenspannung label: Charhizma ref: Charhizma 024 year: 2003 players: Sabine Ercklentz, Andrea Neumann A biology lab where an organic approach to instrumental/electronic materials confers them a landscapist, musique concrte aesthetic of static auditive vanishing point. Carefully laid utterances not prone to excess, the music thrives on calm, static movements, accretio... Read More »

TSE (two sounds ensemble) : Inversions I-VI

TSE (two sounds ensemble) : Inversions I-VI

  TSE (two sounds ensemble) Inversions I-VI label: Einnicken Records ref: einnicken era 0416 year: 2004 players: Stefan Wistrand, Joakim Simonsson A journey starting from an experimental, noise based approach that slowly enters a linguistic realm occasionally hinting back to the coexistence of the two the worlds, the tension -intrinsic to language- between abstract and formal. The background ... Read More »

Evelyn Petrova : Year’s Cycle

Evelyn Petrova : Year’s Cycle

  Evelyn Petrova Year’s Cycle label: Leo Records ref: CD LR 395 year: 2004 players: Evelyn Petrova Moving through memories, inner movement results in surface waves, the voice still previous to language weaves an imaginary folklore intimately bound to oral tradition, work song, nursery rimes, cast in a masterful instrumental technique, where accompaniment and lead blend seamlessly and re... Read More »

María de Alvear : Fuerzas

María de Alvear : Fuerzas

  Mara de Alvear Fuerzas label: OgreOgress/CDstreet ref: FUERZAS year: 1986 players: Maria de Alvear, Composer Christina Fong, Viola A solo viola composition exploring the expressive possibilities of the instrument in the realm of modern music idiom. The impression of quiescence results from a permanent movement along certain intervallic distances, introducing changes in harmony and tempo tha... Read More »

Peter Ablinger : Weiss/Weisslich

Peter Ablinger : Weiss/Weisslich

  Peter Ablinger Weiss/Weisslich label: World Edition ref: 0008 year: 2002 players: Theo Nabicht, Ringela Riemke, Normisa Pereira da Silva, Katrin Vogel, Wolfgang Musil As a conceptual artist the author’s approach to sound comes from a peculiar angle. Photographic renditions, snapshots of sonic landscapes are organized into a spectrum illustrating, by means of short fragments, the idea ... Read More »

The Fonda/Stevens Group : Twelve Improvisations

The Fonda/Stevens Group : Twelve Improvisations

  The Fonda/Stevens Group Twelve Improvisations label: Leo Records ref: CD LR 394 year: 2004 players: Joe Fonda, Michael Jefry Stevens, Herb Robertson, Harvey Sorgen, Daunik Lazro …which makes all the difference. Coherent move where immersion in the medium of free improvised bears the traces of a long-standing project. All sorts of rhythmic, textural and timbral subtleties are phrased f... Read More »

Pau Torres : My wrong mood

Pau Torres : My wrong mood

  Pau Torres My wrong mood label: Testing Ground ref: TEST 014 year: 2004 players: Various Animated backdrops created by means of studio ?side-products? provide the stage for languid acoustic jazz loose stances as seen in hangovery dreams in the early morning. Concentric movements, slowly drifting, accretions from various extraction superimposed from a carefully constructed perspective where ... Read More »

Schlippenbach/Bechegas : Open Speec

Schlippenbach/Bechegas : Open Speec

  Schlippenbach/Bechegas Open Speech label: Forward.rec ref: forward.rec 03 year: 2003 players: Alexander Schlippenbach, Carlos Bechegas Distanced from permanent approaches to sound, this recording features a measured interplay between two acoustic instrumentalists exploring in a developmental manner the interactive possibilities around them. Contemporary music stances meet free improvisation... Read More »

Nikola Kodjabashia : Reveries of the solitary walker

Nikola Kodjabashia : Reveries of the solitary walker

  Nikola Kodjabashia Reveries of the solitary walker label: ReR recommended ref: ReR NK1 year: 2004 players: Various Collage-like frame of reference for a personal outlook featuring a wide range of musical and literary sources: stylistic variations upon recurrent motifs, eastern-influenced strings, percussion and harmonies, clear-cut melodies filtered through chamber ensemble, subtle electron... Read More »

Outward Sound Ensemble : Cloudburs

Outward Sound Ensemble : Cloudburs

  Outward Sound Ensemble Cloudburst label: Discus ref: discus 17cd year: 2004 players: Herb Bayley, Chris Meloche, Martin Archer Real time electroacoustic improvisation, with a strong emphasis made on recurring motifs, interactively enhanced sound areas, manifesting its ethos through a twofold layer: slow, developmental transformations both in language construction (listening, mimetic bridgin... Read More »

Rob Price : At Sunset

Rob Price : At Sunset

  Rob Price At Sunset label: Gutbrain Records ref: GR04 year: 2004 players: Rob Price, Ellery Eskelin, Trevor Dunn, Joey Baron Compositions for acoustic quartet embodying a reflection on that particular perspective developed by N.Y. musicians where multi- stylism blends, embracing a wide range of languages -each of them rendered with a seriouness which makes the orthodox frown and yet, so wel... Read More »