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Landre/Cooke : Firedance

Landre/Cooke : Firedance

  Landre/Cooke Firedance label: Red Toucan ref: RT 9327 year:2005 players: Jelle Leandre, India Cooke Acoustic string duo weaving the various threads of improvisation and composition, distributing the different linguistic materials according to their own typology, exploring sound possibilities from percussion and noise to more idiomatic materials in a subtle research of interplay often indebt... Read More »

Masayo Asahara : Saint Catherine Torment

Masayo Asahara : Saint Catherine Torment

  Masayo Asahara Saint Catherine Torment label: Discus Music ref: Discus19CD year:2005 players: Masayo Asahara, Martin Archer, Philip Thomas Akin to the tradition of experimental electroacoustic music this work brings forward unrelated layers of acoustic instrument preparations interacting with purely electronic and processed sounds. The compositional approach and bare eastern sensibility, br... Read More »

LVXUS : Cloudland

LVXUS : Cloudland

  LVXUS Cloudland label: Suilven Recordings ref: Suilven009 year:2005 http://www.suilvenrecordings.com info@suilvenrecordings.com players: Dac Crowell A minimalist approach to slowly unfolding environments featuring processed, concrete sounds, overtly pointing to their nature referents, cyclical endlessly recycled rhythms by means of light phasings and continuous, electronic drones. The clari... Read More »

Simon Spang-Hansen Quartet : Noctiflore

Simon Spang-Hansen Quartet : Noctiflore

  Simon Spang-Hansen Quartet Noctiflore label: Altri Suoni ref: AS 174 year:2004 players: Simon Spang-Hansen, Frank Tortiller, Yves Torchinsky, Franois Laizeau Acoustic jazz quartet featuring original compositions with a strong influence of ethnic music sonorities and rhythms, encompassing different linguistic traditions from a markedly African/Brazilian perspective featuring a through famili... Read More »

Formanex : Pic-nic

Formanex : Pic-nic

  Formanex Pic-nic label: fibrr records ref: fibrr 008 year:2003 players: Anthony Taillard, Christophe Havard, Julien Ottavi, Emmanuel Leduc, Jrmer Joy, Fabrice Gallis A complement to the group?s research in graphic or experimental score interpretation, this collaboration features the development of a computer program as a source of randomness. The purely electronic sounds produced by various... Read More »

Revista de Arte Sonoro : RAS7

Revista de Arte Sonoro : RAS7

  Revista de Arte Sonoro RAS7 label: Centro de Creacin Experimental ref: RAS7 year:2005 players: Various Concrete poetry, interviews with relevant artists, conceptual sound art, audio renditions of electronic sound installations, theoretical meditations on sound art, electronic music, concrete collages, electroacoustic pieces and recordings of works half-way between soundscape and composition... Read More »

Ariel Shibolet : Metal Tube & Consciousness

Ariel Shibolet : Metal Tube & Consciousness

  Ariel Shibolet Metal Tube & Consciousness label: Leo Records ref: CD LR 414 year:2004 players: Ariel Shibolet Solo soprano sax album displaying a thorough concern with extended instrumental techniques and musical perception. Variation is approached from a wide range of perspectives: melody, noise, overtones, rhythmic cycles, sound superimposition. Experimental virtuosity featuring maste... Read More »

Antonio Murga : Salvese Quien Pueda

Antonio Murga : Salvese Quien Pueda

  Antonio Murga Salvese Quien Pueda label: Smellin?Cat ref: Smellin?Cat 2004 year:2004 espantasiestas@yahoo.es players: Antonio Murga A new release by this prolific artist, the CD features new developments in the realm of TV serials jingles, home-made techno, variously produced one-man-band collages and one minute multi stylistic blasts alternating with more idiomatic and measured tracks, on ... Read More »

Helzer/Golia : Fancy Meeting You Here

Helzer/Golia : Fancy Meeting You Here

  Helzer/Golia Fancy Meeting You Here label: Nine Winds ref: NWCD0224 year:2004 players: Rick Helzer, Vinny Golia A wide palette of compositions by this duo of piano and multi-reed, this CD moves along a wide spectrum of compositional approaches ?from carefully arranged, conventional head-solo forms, to abstract ruidist pieces, overt free simultaneous soloing, almost standard forms or atmosph... Read More »

ARM : Open reminder

ARM : Open reminder

  ARM Open reminder label: melektronikk ref: Melk008 year: 2005 players: Arne Borgan, Are Mokkelbost, Alexander Rishaug Melektronikk, John Hegre, Hakon Kornstad, Tonny Kluften An interactive stance revolving around an experimental deconstruction of instrumental performance, reassembled into colourful collages of sharp outlines. Featuring a careful handling of sound materials, use of sonic spa... Read More »

Rant : Seumsund/sundseum

  Rant Seumsund/sundseum label: Schraum ref: Schraum 2 year:2004 players: Merle Ehlers, Torsten Papenheim Stopping on mid-sentence we often find abstract images, halfway between the narrative and the experimental. Close-up early morning Polaroids, tracks capturing an experimentally tinged outlook, detail contemplated and included as central…. The unanswered question of noveau naiveness ... Read More »

Chris Cutler  : Twice Around the Earth

Chris Cutler : Twice Around the Earth

  Chris Cutler Twice Around the Earth label: ReR Megacorp ref: ReR CC2 year:2004 players: Chris Cutler LMC?s Out of the Blue radio program featured field recordings made all over the world between 23:30 and midnight London time. This CD was created through a random geographic organization of the pieces, completing two whole turns around the hearth. True to the original purpose, the fragments ... Read More »

Charming Hostess : Punch

Charming Hostess : Punch

  Charming Hostess Punch label: ReR Megacorp ref: ReR CH1 year:2005 players: Various Fresh adventure into newly created areas. A baggage of acoustic post-punk and experimental rock alternates with masterfully sang folk tunes from a wide range of origins, strong percussive statements, overtly explicit lyrics and contemporary music, cabaret or experimental noise resulting in this powerful and p... Read More »

Koji Asano : Sanctuary on Reclaimed Land

Koji Asano : Sanctuary on Reclaimed Land

  Koji Asano Sanctuary on Reclaimed Land label: Solstice Records ref: Solstice 036 year:2005 players: Koji Asano Gathering various interests of the author, the music encompasses acoustic instrumental recordings – faintly reminiscent, if remotely ghostly, of early modern music- and real time, electronic processing. The architecture of space is featured in a nightmarishly processed black-... Read More »

GOO : ?Tableaux?

GOO : ?Tableaux?

  GOO ?Tableaux? label: fibrr records ref: fibrr 007 year:2003 players: Various Computer orchestra featuring the work of this collective of unspecified musicians featuring various uses of computers. Miking, concrete and electroacoustic sounds contribute to the weave of these collective atmospheres of electronic manufacture if deeply immersed in the collective aesthetic ethos and listening of ... Read More »

Michael Vogt : Argonautika

Michael Vogt : Argonautika

  Michael Vogt Argonautika label: ReR Megacorp ref: ReR TUBA 2 year:2004 players: Michael Vogt Featuring various elements -amplified and processed brass instruments and tapes encompassing both concrete recording and electronic tape compositions, real time and multi layering- this album covers a wide range of pitches, the actual components of acoustic sound blown up into large proportions of o... Read More »

Newton, Scheyder, Tarasov : Artesian Spirits

Newton, Scheyder, Tarasov : Artesian Spirits

  Newton, Scheyder, Tarasov Artesian Spirits label: Leo Records ref: CD LR 419 year:2005 players: Lauren Newton, Patrick Scheyder, Vladimir Tarasov Live recording of this acoustic free improvisation trio covering a vast diversity of territories: ballad atmospheres of jazzistic or quiet conception, trance related circular rhythmical stances, more idiomatic if deconstructed instrumental tracks,... Read More »