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Actis Dato/Martinez : Folklore Imaginario

Actis Dato/Martinez : Folklore Imaginario

  Actis Dato/Martinez Folklore Imaginario label: Leo Records ref: CD LR 437 year:2005 players: Carlo Actis Dato, Baldo Martnez An array of themes by both composers interwoven to illustrate their respective sonic worlds and musical concerns.The title hints their mutual interest in folklore, if seen from a personal and experimental perspective. Free flowing improvisation, frequent ostinati fram... Read More »

Jim Denley : Hydration

Jim Denley : Hydration

  Jim Denley Hydration label: Split Records ref: Split Cdr 4 year:2005 players: Jim Denley A microscopic observation into the inner life of instrumental nanoorganisms. All sorts of extended instrumental techniques and miking approaches are used to reveal a wide palette of sounds. Often reminiscent of a physical materiality, the sounds illustrate the varying textures of the experimental ethos ... Read More »

Ramón López Flowers Trio : Flowers of Peace

Ramón López Flowers Trio : Flowers of Peace

  Ramn Lpez Flowers Trio Flowers of Peace label: Leo Records ref: CD LR 438 year:2005 players: Ramn Lpez, Sophia Domancich, Jolle Leandre Overtly lyrical piano trio, increasingly overflowing the boundaries of the idiomatic container. With intermittent adventures in grey armonic areas, instrument preparation blends in with melodic fragments and ocassional ventures into noise, soon to be flatte... Read More »

Kaeppeli, Luescher, Studer : Nomis

Kaeppeli, Luescher, Studer : Nomis

  Kaeppeli, Luescher, Studer Nomis label: Altrisuoni ref: AS 192 year:2005 players: Marco Kaeppeli, Fredi Luescher, Daniel Studer Angular gestures, like figures represented in wire, stark in their presence, abstracted from denser discourses construct spacious environments where the density-speed binomia isn?t necessarily so allowing glances to see through. Rhythmic concerns, extended techniqu... Read More »

Drekka : Extractioning

Drekka : Extractioning

  Drekka Extractioning label: Blue Sanct ref: I NR I 075 year:2004 players: Michael Anderson, Jimmy Volltar, Cat Power, Donovan The various tracks feature a shared compositional backbone. The blend of instrumental, environmental and vocal sounds is interwoven by means of pitch, thus producing a continuous sound track from diverse elements featuring a common aesthetic where envelop and content... Read More »

Harada / Maneri : The Soul With a Longing for Dim Hills and

Harada / Maneri : The Soul With a Longing for Dim Hills and

  Harada / Maneri The Soul With a Longing for Dim Hills and Faint Horizons label: Leo Records ref: CD LR 442 year:2001/2005 players: Masashi Harada, Mat Maneri An intimate rapport between musicians, with a long shared background, makes possible a chamber work where the realms of contemporary music and improvisation and overlapped. The viola opens up its usual gestural vocabulary and meets the... Read More »

Koji Asano : Final Insurance

Koji Asano : Final Insurance

  Koji Asano Final Insurance label: Solstice Records ref: Solstice 038 year:1992/93/94/2005 players: Koji Asano A collection of early pieces illustrates some of the concerns to be found in his later work: rhythmic cycles, textures, extended techniques and instrumental processing, electronics and improvisation evolving around static core issues. A snapshot of the aesthetics of this musician, a... Read More »

Brenan , Coleman, Mejer, Unternahrer : Momentum 4 ; Rising F

Brenan , Coleman, Mejer, Unternahrer : Momentum 4 ; Rising F

  Brenan , Coleman, Mejer, Unternahrer Momentum 4 ; Rising Fall label: Leo Records ref: CD LR 440 year:2005 players: John Wolf Brennan, Gene Coleman, Thomas K.J. Mejer, Marc Unternhrer Chamber ensemble work by this constantly metamorphosing group. In spite of line-up changes the approach to music is paradoxically constant, repeatedly new, differently embodied time and again. Distanced from te... Read More »

Anaphylaxis : Dead Letters

Anaphylaxis : Dead Letters

  Anaphylaxis Dead Letters label: Blue Sanct ref: Orphan 002 year:2001 players: Jason Coffman The tracks feature diverse stances, from slowly unfolding forms of an abstract nature -ruidist drones or oscillator generated, processed sounds- to livelier repetitive compositions of speech and traffic recordings in mostly horizontal slowly developing forms. Other tracks alternatively feature metaco... Read More »

Drekka : Take Care to Fall

Drekka : Take Care to Fall

  Drekka Take Care to Fall label: Blue Sanct ref: I NR I 0029 year: 2002 players: Michael Anderson, K. Joy, Chris Gregory, Tiltmaster, Krisin Grieve. Low-fi experimental approach to simple pop songs illustrating different performances in a laid back, casual manner. Recorded in context, the various tracks feature environmental sounds, passing friends, and other circumstances. Aproximacin low-f... Read More »

Rafael Baier Quartett : Metamorphosis

Rafael Baier Quartett : Metamorphosis

  Rafael Baier Quartett Metamorphosis label: Altri Suoni ref: AS 188 year:2005 players: Rafael Baier, Christian Gall, Claudio Strebel, Jorg Mikula. Willy Kotoun, Annemone Gonon, Christoph Keller. Hybrid jazz quartet featuring electric elements. The overall approach to sound is deeply indebted to a funk- acid jazz concept, materials being carefully designed and overlaid, stressing the groove e... Read More »

Mazen Kerbaj : Brt vrt zrt krt

Mazen Kerbaj : Brt vrt zrt krt

  Mazen Kerbaj Brt vrt zrt krt label: Al Maslakh ref: Mslkh 01 year:2005 players: Mazen Kerbaj Tiny acoustic compositions for trumpet and neighbouring objects. A thorough ruidistic research in the realm of the acoustic, where different materials -excited by means of blown air- meet the electroacustic. Various acoustic textures are carefully observed and blended with other materials by means o... Read More »

Trio & Sainkho : The Forgotten Streets of St. Petersburg

Trio & Sainkho : The Forgotten Streets of St. Petersburg

  Trio & Sainkho The Forgotten Streets of St. Petersburg label: Leo Records ref: CD LR 439 year:1998/2005 players: Sainkho Namchylak, Sergey Letov, Alexandr Alexandrov, Yury Parfenov An experimental chamber trio where the winds explore the different topographies of an imaginary city landscape, occasionaly visiting oriental quarters or alternatively moving around more jazz influenced neigh... Read More »

Hans Otte : Orient : Occident, Minimum : Maximum

Hans Otte : Orient : Occident, Minimum : Maximum

  Hans Otte Orient : Occident, Minimum : Maximum label: Pogus Productions ref: Pogus P21037-2 year:1973/1986/2005 players: Karl-Erik Welin, Gerd Zacher, Ingo Goritzi, Hans-Wilhelm Goetzke The two pieces by this composer present a wide range sources ?electronic tape compositions, processed acoustic instruments or speech- and deal with common concerns. Rhythmic drone-like repetitions, progressi... Read More »

Anker / Taborn / Cleaver : Triptych

Anker / Taborn / Cleaver : Triptych

  download m3u Anker/Taborn/Cleaver Triptych label: Leo Records ref: CD LR 441 year:2005 players: Lotte Anker, Craig Taborn, Gerald Cleaver Acoustic free improvisation trio. Like in cubism -various simultaneous angles appear- interaction is approached through free, independent counterpoints, careful listening and subjective perspectives. Superbly balanced, density coexists with clarity and th... Read More »

Trio Sowari : Three Dances

Trio Sowari : Three Dances

  Trio Sowari Three Dances label: Potlatch ref: P 105 year:2005 players: Phil Durrant, Bertrand Denzler, Burkhard Beins Live electroacoustic trio proposing a no-man?s-land halfway between their respective sources. Abstracted instrumental noise deftly melts into the various electronic river-beds which in turn contrive new perspectives for acoustic colours through synthetic processes. An overal... Read More »

Camel Zekri : Le Cercle

Camel Zekri : Le Cercle

  Camel Zekri Le Cercle label: La Nuit transfiguree ref: LNT 340122 year:2005 players: Various A project bringing together traditional North African rhythm section performances and various free improvisers -guitar, reeds and voice- creating a multi-coloured collage around the various rhythmic and modal structures with threads of electronic processing or instrumental noise woven into the main ... Read More »