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Massy/Magnenat/Tiberghien : Truc

Massy/Magnenat/Tiberghien : Truc

  Massy/Magnenat/Tiberghien Truc label: Altri Suoni ref: AS 176 year:2005 players: Yves Massy, Olivier Magnenat, Christophe Tiberghien Acoustic trio featuring original compositions influenced by collective improvisation processes. Occasionaly distanced from idiomatic materials, the trio proceeds towards the linguistic through reversed itineraries -from noise to melody-, or weaves ideas around... Read More »

Band/Le Myers : Two Ships

Band/Le Myers : Two Ships

  Band/Le Myers Two Ships label: Pogus Productions ref: P21035-2 year:2005 players: Ellen Band, David Lee Myers Purely synthetic noise meets acoustic abstraction through an improvised duo where outlooks and materials create various canvases. Teeming with microscopic life the music alternatively visits more spacious areas, air opening up the harmonics, and the organicity of interaction makes u... Read More »

Alejandra and Aeron : Porto (folklore fragments volume 2)

Alejandra and Aeron : Porto (folklore fragments volume 2)

  Alejandra and Aeron Porto (folklore fragments volume 2) label: Lucky Kitchen ref: LK 027 year:2005 http://www.luckykitchen.com aa@luckykitchen.com players: Alejandra Salinas, Aeron Bergman A range of sound postcards coming from Oporto (Portugal) celebrate the colourful soundscapes of the city. Open air life-style portrayed at close quarters, featuring the various natural environments, relev... Read More »

PSI : Artificially retarded soul care operators

PSI : Artificially retarded soul care operators

  PSI Artificially retarded soul care operators label: Evolving Ear ref: ee12 year:2003/2004 players: Jamie Fennelly, Chris Forsyth, Fritz Welch Developments in the tradition of electroacoustic collective improvisation bring this trio to unusual stances. The poetic quality of their interaction permeates a deserted arena, visiting the thresholds of silence it remains coherently intense, distan... Read More »

Anthony Braxton Quartet : 20 Standards (Quartet)

Anthony Braxton Quartet : 20 Standards (Quartet)

  Anthony Braxton Quartet 20 Standards (Quartet) label: Leo Records ref: CD LR 431/434 year:2005 players: Anthony Braxton, Kevin O?Neil, Kevin Norton, Andy Eulau Second 4cd jazz quartet standards collection encompassing a wide range of instances from this tradition. The quartet moves through the various themes by means of a finely honed interplay, carefully balanced so as to remain faithful a... Read More »

Odd Shot : Oskar+Emma

Odd Shot : Oskar+Emma

  Odd Shot Oskar+Emma label: Konnex Records ref: KCD 5154 year:2005 players: Roland Fidezius, Benjamin Weidekamp, Richard Koch, Rudi Fischerlehner Original compositions for this quartet which dwells in a self-constructed space. A contemporary jazz outlook favouring asymmetrical rhythms and symmetrical harmonic constructions distances itself from its references through a collective process, de... Read More »

Soegard/Poulsen : ?And we also caught a fish

Soegard/Poulsen : ?And we also caught a fish

  Soegard/Poulsen ?And we also caught a fish label: Leo Records ref: CD LR 436 year:2005 players: Fredrik Soegaard, Hasse Poulsen Duo centered on the guitar as sound source approached from various perspectives: extended techniques, experimental acoustics or guitar produced electronic, processed sounds. The inclination to continuous, sustained layers of sound provides background textures, whic... Read More »

Antonio Murga : Trance Circus Cosmic Mass

Antonio Murga : Trance Circus Cosmic Mass

  Antonio Murga Trance Circus Cosmic Mass label: Smelling Cat ref: Smelling Cat 2005 year:2005 players: Antonio Murga Thinly chopped, the materials reach the hundred tracks in an evident feat of automatic writing prolixity. Definitely distanced from previous low-fi aesthetics, we follow an itinerary through TV serial jingles, Murnau soundtracks, techno drum-machines, one-man-band multi layeri... Read More »

Doran / Hauser / Laimgruber / Pfammatter : La_Fourmi

Doran / Hauser / Laimgruber / Pfammatter : La_Fourmi

  Doran/Hauser/Laimgruber/Pfammatter La_Fourmi label: Creative Works Recordings ref: CW 1044 year:2005 players: Christy Doran, Fritz Hauser, Urs Leimgruber, Hans-Peter Pfammatter Free improvisation quartet keen on quiet scenarios of teeming microscopic activity, spinning around a careful listening bound to real-time, realistic, collective interaction aesthetics. The research in collective sou... Read More »

Morceaux_de_machines : Estrapade

Morceaux_de_machines : Estrapade

  Morceaux_de_machines Estrapade label: No type ref: IMNT 0413 year:2003 players: A_Dontigny, Erik D?Orion, Diane Labrosse, Otomo Yoshihide, Martin Ttreault Open collaborative concept allowing DJeeing to meet more abstract electronic noise. Rhythmic motives permeate the tracks and yet remain one possibility, alternating with harsh or subtler passages of digital sampling. Hyper-dense bruitism,... Read More »

Smith/Quintus/Quintus/Tadic/Nauseef : Sankish

Smith/Quintus/Quintus/Tadic/Nauseef : Sankish

  Smith/Quintus/Quintus/Tadic/Nauseef Sankish label: Leo Records ref: CD LR 435 year:2000/2005 players: Wadada Leo Smith, Walter Quintus, Katya Quintus, Miroslav Tadic, Mark Nauseef Improvisation and composition approached from an unusual contemporary music angle. A careful mixture of extended, acoustic instruments and exquisite electronics builds electroacoustic atmospheres where instruments... Read More »

Francesco Cusa ‘Skrunch’ : Psicopatologia del serial killer

Francesco Cusa ‘Skrunch’ : Psicopatologia del serial killer

  Francesco Cusa ?Skrunch? Psicopatologia del serial killer label: Improvvisatore Involontario ref: II 0001 year:2005 players: Francesco Cusa, Carlo Natoli, Paolo Sorge, Tony Cattano, Gaetano Santoro Various sound materials – tormented voices, musical motifs and concrete samples – weave soundtrack backgrounds for powerfully rhythmical tracks of experimental if sophisticated compos... Read More »

Het : Let’s Het

Het : Let’s Het

  Het Let?s Het label: Ad Hoc Records ref: Ad Hoc 03 year:1984/2004 players: Various A highly idiosyncratic approach to contemporary music textures strongly indebted to percussive ?from gamelan to African drumming- and choral traditions along with prepared instruments and assorted acoustic noise. The use of the voice ?speech-like, explicit lyrics- and the industrial-derived rhythms take us to... Read More »

Elmar Frey Sextet : News from the past

Elmar Frey Sextet : News from the past

  Elmar Frey Sextet News from the past label: Altri Suoni ref: AS 175 year:2005 players: Daniel Scheker, Christoph Grab, Stefan Schlegel, Alessandro d?episcopo, Peter Frei, Elmar Frey As hinted in the title, a homage to jazz tradition in a carefully documented and performed tribute: a comprehensive array of original compositions -if modeled according to the cannon- is punctuated by occasional... Read More »