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Lee Ranaldo : Music for Stage and Screen

Lee Ranaldo : Music for Stage and Screen

  Lee Ranaldo Music for Stage and Screen label: Les disques Du Soleil et de L?Acier ref: DSA 54085 year:2005 players: Lee Ranaldo, Alan Licht, Christian Marclay, Gunther Mller, William Hooker Different tracks, originally conceived as sound-tracks for theatre and film projects, featuring the work of this electroacoustic quartet employing all sorts of sonic sources. Specifically composed/constr... Read More »

Mass Culture Control Bureau? : ?Things from the past

Mass Culture Control Bureau? : ?Things from the past

  Mass Culture Control Bureau? ?Things from the past label: Ad Hoc Records distributed in Italy by Demos Distribuzione ref: AD HOC 01 year:1978/82/2004 players: Various A changing core of musicians, moving in the parallel channels of experimentation along the outskirts of the late 70?s early 80?s punk-pop world, a wide range of proposals, featuring daring electronics and studio work, spaced-o... Read More »

Freiband/Boca Rat : Product 05

Freiband/Boca Rat : Product 05

  Freiband/Boca Rat Product 05 label: Crnica ref: Crnica 019-2005 year:2005 players: Various Freiband is electronic music featuring an original use of computer generated sound. Physical scratching of hard disk results in various noise textures seen from a rhythmic perspective. Boca Raton presents concrete and synthesized sounds of a lighter texture if more sophisticated construction, resultin... Read More »

Aki Peltonen : Radio Banana

Aki Peltonen : Radio Banana

  Aki Peltonen Radio Banana label: ReR Megacorp distributed in Italy by Demos Distribuzione ref: ReR AP1 year:2005 players: Various Accordion captured in all its evocative magic among orchestral arrangements and radio band noises weaving an original compositional work, carefully performed and full of reminiscence. The foci on the materials, thrive on instrumental warmth and soundtrack associa... Read More »

Stefano Saccon feat Flavio Boltro : Notte

Stefano Saccon feat Flavio Boltro : Notte

  Stefano Saccon feat Flavio Boltro Notte label: Altri Suoni ref: AS 187 year:2004 players: Stefano Saccon, Flavio Boltro, Christof Stiefel, Baenz Oester, Norbert Pfammatter. Careful rendition of original compositions in the realm of jazz. An imaginative approach to timbre orchestration, moving in a harmonic no-man?s-land of modal or chordal structures, the apparently evident simplicity invit... Read More »

Crowel/Doles : Dac Crowell/Kurt Doles

Crowel/Doles : Dac Crowell/Kurt Doles

  Crowel/Doles Dac Crowell/Kurt Doles label: Suilven Recordings ref: Suilven004 year:1997 players: Dac Crowel, Kurt Doles Inspired in drone music, this minimalist pieces present slowly evolving stances of electroacoustic origin, displaying a experimental outlook in the choice of sound sources which yields way to a more compositional approach. Electronic and processed acoustic sources unfold a... Read More »

Bailey/Beck/Hession : Meanwhile, back in Sheffield

Bailey/Beck/Hession : Meanwhile, back in Sheffield

  Bailey/Beck/Hession Meanwhile, back in Sheffield label: Discus Music ref: Discus 21 CD year:2005 players: various Free improvisation trio with a superb interplay and listening capacity. Welcoming Bailey in his hometown, sax and drums display an awesome coordination and capacity to dialogue with the newcomer, with the open ease of long standing relationships. Various languages, occasionally ... Read More »

James Green : Tempers

James Green : Tempers

  James Green Tempers label: Early Winter Recordings ref: EWR 2005 year:2005 players: various Self produced album, featuring various compositional approaches to the guitar. Building of layers by multi-track recording, the concerns remain in a purely idiomatic realm, moving through various melodic and harmonic stances reminiscent of various traditions and influences and tinged with flavours fr... Read More »

The Broken Blackbird Ensemble : ?Gadzooks!?

The Broken Blackbird Ensemble : ?Gadzooks!?

  The Broken Blackbird Ensemble ?Gadzooks!? label: Early Winter Recordings ref: EWR 2005 year:2005 players: James Green, Fred Bellis, David Jaycock, Lindsay Aitkenhead, Andres Sotorrio, J?Crhome Smith Within the realm of the idiomatic, various approaches coalesce from an experimental stance, centred around harmonic structured constructions stretched as the instruments progressively appear. Ca... Read More »

Daniel Patrick Quinn : Severed From the Land

Daniel Patrick Quinn : Severed From the Land

  Daniel Patrick Quinn Severed From the Land label: Suilven Recordings ref: Suilven005 year:2004 http://www.suilvenrecordings.com info@suilvenrecordings.com players: Daniel Patrick Quinn Self produced solo folk album by this multi instrumentalist. Slow unfolding textures, continuous rhythmic motifs permeating the whole of the pieces, minimal modal harmonies and lyrics featuring local and coun... Read More »

Slapp Happy : Acnalbasac Noom

Slapp Happy : Acnalbasac Noom

  Slapp Happy Acnalbasac Noom label: ReR Megacorp ref: ReR SHCD year: 1973/82/2005 players: Peter Blegvad, Dagmar Krause, Anthony Moore Straight rock album featuring a wide range of styles and instruments pregnant with reminiscences of instrumental timbre, treatment of the voice, studio work; in short, thoroughly capturing the 70?s rock mood. The extra material featured comes from a decade la... Read More »

Andy Bole : Ramshackle Pier

Andy Bole : Ramshackle Pier

  Andy Bole Ramshackle Pier label: Ad Hoc Records ref: AD HOC 05 year:1984/2005 players: Andy Bole, Bill Gilonis, Catherine Jauniaux Solo multi-tracks presenting the author?s varied interest in folk music and faithfully following its emphasis on accuracy, encompassing eastern tunes (bouzouki), more oriental ones (pipa) or western folk (acoustic slide guitar) as well as occasional tracks of a ... Read More »

Roberto Iolini : Songs from Hurt

Roberto Iolini : Songs from Hurt

  Roberto Iolini Songs from Hurt label: ReR Megacorp ref: ReR RI2 year:1998/2001/2005 players: Roberto Iolini Two speech and concrete sounds collages ?the first centred on cinema music- bookend a series of shorter rock songs with narrations by young offenders by way of lyrics ?the last piece, a longer composition with former, current and future inmates in which the concrete sounds come from t... Read More »

David Behrman : My Dear Siegfried

David Behrman : My Dear Siegfried

  David Behrman My Dear Siegfried label: XI Records ref: XI 129 year:1972/2005 players: Thomas Bruckner, Ralph Samuelson, Peter Sumo, David Behrman, Tom Hamilton Featuring readings of writings by pacifist poet Siegfried Sassoon and by his friend Sam Behrman, along with contemporary composition, speech, concrete and electronic sounds, the work is a tribute to memory and friendship through vari... Read More »

Evan Parker and September Winds : Short Stories

Evan Parker and September Winds : Short Stories

  Evan Parker and September Winds Short Stories label: Leo Records ref: CD LR 428 year: 2005 players: Evan Parker, Peter A. Schmid, Hans Anliker, Jrg Solothurnmann, Reto Senn As the title indicates, the format of the pieces has undergone a deep transformation. Apart from the length -their duration lending them a tighter, thoroughly carved form, organised around typological criteria- the studi... Read More »

Edition Spéciale : Faidate

Edition Spéciale : Faidate

  Edition Spciale Faidate label: Altri Suoni ref: AS 178 year:2004 players: Various Various compositions with all sorts of influences and styles centred around tightly performed original arrangements. The awesome variation between tracks stirs questions as to? be quickly accepted as part of their music. Powerful winds arrangements of TV serial ascendancy alternate with rap tracks, standard ja... Read More »

Woof : 7inches

Woof : 7inches

  Woof 7inches label: Ad Hoc Records ref: Ad Hoc 04 year:1980/2004 http://www.rermegacorp.com rermegacorp@dial.pipex.co.uk players: The lowest note, The work, Gilonis/Hodgkinson A selection of choice materials from the archives of this label encompassing various aesthetically related 80?s groups. From assorted experimentation with literally hundreds of ideas thrown into mix to more structured... Read More »

Switters : The Anabaptist Loop

Switters : The Anabaptist Loop

  Switters The Anabaptist Loop label: Improvisatore Involontario ref: Ii 0002 year:2004 players: Gianni Gebbia, Vincenzo Vasi, Francesco Cusa Stripped down, occasionally sprinkled with rock outbursts, the trio proceeds building an experimental language featuring a stark if compressed, driving boiled down rhythm section with asymmetrical rhythms, symmetrical harmonies and driving funk groves r... Read More »

Susanne Lewis : Venus Handcuffs

Susanne Lewis : Venus Handcuffs

  Susanne Lewis Venus Handcuffs label: Ad Hoc Records ref: Ad Hoc 06 year:1986/2004 players: Susanne Lewis, Bob Drake Two-piece band overcoming the shortage of musicians through overdubbing and inventive, prejudice-free instrument playing and the technical limitations by making the best of the available (echoing rooms in derelict factories). Inventive experiments in low-fi with and large dose... Read More »

Braxton/Franks : 4 Improvisations (duets) 2004

Braxton/Franks : 4 Improvisations (duets) 2004

  Braxton/Franks 4 Improvisations (duets) 2004 label: Leo Records ref: CD LR 429/430 year:2005 players: Anthony Braxton, Walter Franks Piano and reeds acoustic improvisations of an intimate character, close-up portraying their spontaneous encounter. Progressively developed the pieces present a well provided linguistic store available to both players as they move along all sorts of improvised,... Read More »

The Blue Goat Quartet : High Tide

The Blue Goat Quartet : High Tide

  The Blue Goat Quartet High Tide label: Altri Suoni ref: AS 180 year:2004 players: Jodok Hess, Frank Tortiller, Adrian Pflugshaupt, Markus Fischer, Tobias Friedli Carefully tended sound rendition of these original compositions featuring particularly warm timbric, truly evocative combinations of soprano, piano/Rhodes & vibes in tracks of atmospheric intention, profuse arrangements and thr... Read More »

Vialka : Curiosities of Popular Customs

Vialka : Curiosities of Popular Customs

  Vialka Curiosities of Popular Customs label: Vialka ref: Via 002 year:2004 players: Eric Boros, Marylise Frecheville Hard-country duo with all sort of inspirations and resources from the realm of rock ?progressive harmonies, electric folk, speed-metal back-beat, one-man guitar-walls or heavy-metal drum fills- striking arrangements and surrealist lyrics. Truly expressing their unprejudiced h... Read More »

Catherine Jauniaux : Fluvial Catherine

Catherine Jauniaux : Fluvial Catherine

  Catherine Jauniaux Fluvial Catherine label: Ad Hoc Records ref: Ad Hoc 02 year:1983/2005 players: Various Dressed by the collaboration of various musicians, Jauniaux thrives in this multi stylistic collage of poetic, surrealist lyrics visiting improvisation, cabaret, contemporary inspired rhythmic proposals, tender subtle airs, disembodied lullabies, folk inspired tunes or African songs dis... Read More »