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Chas Smith (Shapes of Race Cars)/Chas Smith: Twilight of the Dreamboats [Slipcase]
Chas Smith (Shapes of Race Cars)/Chas Smith: Twilight of the Dreamboats [Slipcase]

1 CD / Cold Blue / 2015-09-04

Artists: Chas Smith (Shapes of Race Cars)/Chas Smith

This new work by composer/performer Chas Smith - an instrument designer/builder and steel guitarist - is both intimate and darkly brooding. As the quietly monolithic...continue...
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DJ Spooky/Kronos Quartet/Paul D. Miller: Rebirth of a Nation [Slipcase] *
DJ Spooky/Kronos Quartet/Paul D. Miller: Rebirth of a Nation [Slipcase] *

2 CD / Cantaloupe / 2015-08-28

Tracks: Rebirth of a Nation: The Broken Compass (Intro Theme); Rebirth of a Nation: A Nation Divided; Rebirth of a Nation: North Isn't South; Rebirth of a Nation: The Most Dangerous Woman in America; Rebirth...
Artists: DJ Spooky/Kronos Quartet/Paul D. Miller

Conceived as a reimagining of director D.W. Griffith's infamously racist 1915 silent film The Birth of a Nation, Rebirth of a Nation, recorded with the...continue...
Liner Note Author: Paul D. Miller.

Recording information: Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA (02/02/2007).

Editor: Howard Kenty.

Arranger: Howard Kenty....continue...
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CPE 21110
Ataraxia: The  Unexplained
Ataraxia: The Unexplained

1 CD / 5th Dimension / 2015-08-21

Artists: Ataraxia
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Clara Mondshine: Luna Africana
Clara Mondshine: Luna Africana

1 CD / 5th Dimension / 2015-08-21

Artists: Clara Mondshine
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AEC 5291103811401
Emmanuel Tugny/John Greaves: Verlaine Gisant [Digipak]
Emmanuel Tugny/John Greaves: Verlaine Gisant [Digipak]

1 CD / Signature / 2015-08-14

Tracks: Air de la derniére Demeure; Un Ange; Merde; Solo Alto; Air de la Lune; Chanson d'amour; Poétesse, La; Air de la Loire; Air de Le Rouge; Air de la Vie; Air du huit Janvier 96; Autoportrait; ...
Artists: Emmanuel Tugny/John Greaves

John Greaves, founder of the legendary British pop group Henry Cow (alongside Fred Frith and Robert Wyatt) has explored a variety of musical worlds through...continue...
Personnel: John Greaves (vocals); Elise Caron, Thomas De Pourquery (vocals); Guillaume Roy (viola); Silvain Vanot (harmonica); Laurent Valéro (bandoneon); Eve Risser (piano); Marcel Ballot (harmo...continue...
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SGAT 11096
Various Artists: Kitchen Improvises 1976-1983: Kitchen Archives
Various Artists: Kitchen Improvises 1976-1983: Kitchen Archives

1 CD / Orange Mountain Music (USA) / 2015-08-14

Tracks: Particle W - George Lewis/Gerry Hemingway/Earl Howard; Black Wind - George Lewis/Gerry Hemingway/Earl Howard; [Untitled] - George Lewis/Gerry Hemingway/Thomas Buckner/Earl Howard/Roscoe Mitchell/Gera...
Artists: Various Artists

The Kitchen Improvises 1976-1983 (Kitchen Archives Vol.6) continues the Orange Mountain Music label's series of archive recordings from The Kitchen. The disc features music by...continue...
Liner Note Author: George Lewis .

Recording information: 01/23/1982; 10/23/1979-10/24/1979; 10/30/1976; 11/08/1983; 11/12/1981; 12/05/1981.

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OMM 0088
Chris Cutler/Giovanni Venosta/Roberto Musci: Vampyr and Other Stories
Chris Cutler/Giovanni Venosta/Roberto Musci: Vampyr and Other Stories

1 CD / ReR Megacorp / 2015-08-14

Tracks: Vampyr (1-Xix); Woman In Late; Tales From Kiribati Island; Volterra; Walter's Reggae; Fear of a Soldier, The; Tower of Silence; Djakarta Blues
Artists: Chris Cutler/Giovanni Venosta/Roberto Musci

Photographer: Alexander Laurenzo....continue...
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RERM RERMV30
Noël Akchoté: Alike Joseph
Noël Akchoté: Alike Joseph

1 CD / Rectangle / 2015-08-07

Tracks: .-3; .-2; .-1; .0
Artists: Noël Akchoté

Personnel: Noël Akchoté (guitar); Pascal Dusapin, James Vincent McMorrow, Karine Polward, Ben Mandelson.

Recording information: La Chaudiere (08/23/1999).

Photographer: Lawrenc...continue...
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Medeski, Martin & Wood: Friday Afternoon in the Universe
Medeski, Martin & Wood: Friday Afternoon in the Universe

1 CD / / 2015-08-07

Artists: Medeski, Martin & Wood

Medeski Martin & Wood: John Medeski (piano, Wurlitzer, organ, Clavinet); Billy Martin (drums, percussion); Chris Wood (wood flute, harmonica, acoustic bass).

Additional personnel: Tonino Benson...continue...
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HBIM 5021331
Emily Hall: Folie à Deux [Slipcase]
Emily Hall: Folie à Deux [Slipcase]

1 CD / Bedroom Community / 2015-07-24

Tracks: Ode To the Pylon; Loneliness; Instrumental; Wonderful Things; Mantra; Scream; Embrace; Ode To Nature; Prelude
Artists: Emily Hall

Personnel: Emily Hall (harp); Sofia Jernberg (vocals); Ruth Wall (harp).

Audio Mixers: Valgeir Sigurdsson; Paul Evans .

Liner Note Author: Dr. Lisa Conlan.

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BEDM 23
Merzbow: Wildwood [Digipak] *
Merzbow: Wildwood [Digipak] *

1 CD / Dirter Promotions / 2015-07-24

Tracks: Kuma No Mari/Moon; Kuma No Mari/Night; Kuma No Mori/Winter; Kuma No Mari/Guitar
Artists: Merzbow

Recording information: Munemihouse, Tokyo (2014-2015).

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DIRP 116
Cecil Taylor: Unit Structures
Cecil Taylor: Unit Structures

1 CD / / 2015-07-17

Artists: Cecil Taylor

Personnel: Cecil Taylor (piano, bells); Ken McIntyre (alto saxophone, bass clarinet, oboe); Jimmy Lyons (alto saxophone); Eddie Gale Stevens Jr. (trumpet); Alan Silva, Henry Grimes (bass); Andrew Cyri...continue...
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HBIM 5020245
Andrew Hill: Point of Departure
Andrew Hill: Point of Departure

1 CD / / 2015-07-17

Artists: Andrew Hill

The Rudy Van Gelder Edition of POINT OF DEPARTURE includes an essay by Bob Blumenthal.

Personnel: Andrew Hill (piano); Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone, flute, bass clarinet); Joe Henderson (tenor s...continue...
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HBIM 5019891
The New Blockaders: Nonchalant Acts of Artistic Nihilism [Digipak]
The New Blockaders: Nonchalant Acts of Artistic Nihilism [Digipak]

1 CD / Klanggalerie / 2015-07-07

Tracks: Nk (Berlin 2012); Club Puschkin (Dresden 2014)
Artists: The New Blockaders
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MVDA 760137760023
The Residents: The Snakey Wake [Slipcase]
The Residents: The Snakey Wake [Slipcase]

1 CD / Klanggalerie / 2015-07-07

Tracks: Six More Miles; Lament; Excotica; Primal; Depart
Artists: The Residents

Audio Remasterer: Christian Loebenstein.

The second release on the Residents' fan club label is a studio recording of music written for the wake of their longtime guitarist and friend Philip "S...continue...
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MVDA 4013438100842
The Residents: 13th Anniversary Show: Live in the U.S.A. [Digipak]
The Residents: 13th Anniversary Show: Live in the U.S.A. [Digipak]

2 CD / ESD (East Side Digital) / 2015-07-07

Tracks: Intro; Lizard Lady; Semolina; Hello Skinny; Constantinople; Jailhouse Rock; Where Is She'; Picnic In the Jungle; Smelly Tongues; Eloise; Ship's A'Goin' Down; Tourniquet of Roses; I Got Rhythm; Passin...
Artists: The Residents

Recorded live on their 1986 World Tour.

Adapter: Lisa Robotka.

Audio Mixer: Jonathan Formula.

Recording information: First Avenue, Minneapolis (02/10/1986).

What was first ...continue...
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MVDA 760137759720
Ingrid Laubrock's Anti-House: Roulette of the Cradle *
Ingrid Laubrock's Anti-House: Roulette of the Cradle *

1 CD / Intakt Records / 2015-06-30

Tracks: That's All She Wrote; Roulette of the Cradle; Face the Piper, Pt. 1; Face the Piper, Pt. 2; Silence. (For Monika); .And Light (For Izumi); From Farm Girl to Fabulous, Vol. 2; Red Hook
Artists: Ingrid Laubrock's Anti-House

Anti-House, featuring guitarist Mary Halvorson, pianist Kris Davis, bassist John Hébert, and drummer Tom Rainey is perhaps saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock’s most New York-centric band. Bert...continue...
Audio Mixer: Liberty Ellman.

Liner Note Author: Bert Noglik.

Recording information: Systems Two, Brooklyn (12/05/2014).

Photographers: Cees Van De Ven; Michelle Ettlin.

Tra...continue...
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ITKT 52
Helm (Luke Younger): Olympic Mess [Digipak] *
Helm (Luke Younger): Olympic Mess [Digipak] *

1 CD / Pan (Experimental) / 2015-06-23

Tracks: Don't Lick the Jacket; I Exist in a Fog; Fluid Cloak; Outerzone 2015; Often Destroyed; Olympic Mess; Sky Wax (London); Strawberry Chapstick; Evening in Reverse, The; Sky Wax (NYC)
Artists: Helm (Luke Younger)

Audio Mixers: Ville Haimala; Sean Ragon.

Photographer: Kim Thue.

Olympic Mess is British sound artist Luke Younger's most rhythmic, structured album yet, building on the intricately cons...continue...
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PANN 63
Kronos Quartet: Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector: Music of Terry Riley *
Kronos Quartet: Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector: Music of Terry Riley *

1 CD / Nonesuch (USA) / 2015-06-23

Tracks: Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector - (previously unreleased); Sun Rings: One Earth, One People, One Love - (previously unreleased); Cry of a Lady; G Song; Lacrymosa - Remembering Kevin (previou...
Artists: Kronos Quartet

Tributee: Terry Riley .

Liner Note Author: Greg Dubinsky.

Photographers: Jay Blakesberg; Luis Delgado ; James M. Brown ....continue...
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NON 549523
Dave Douglas (Trumpet): High Risk [Digipak] *
Dave Douglas (Trumpet): High Risk [Digipak] *

1 CD / Green Leaf / 2015-06-23

Tracks: Molten Sunset; Household Item; Etiquette; First Things First; High Risk; Tied Together; Cardinals
Artists: Dave Douglas (Trumpet)

Personnel: Dave Douglas (trumpet); Jonathan Maron (bass synthesizer, electric bass); Mark Guiliana (drums); Shigeto (electronics).

Audio Mixer: Steve Wall .

Recording information: The Bu...continue...
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EOEN 1042
John Metcalfe/John Metcalfe (Composer): The Appearance of Colour [Slipcase]
John Metcalfe/John Metcalfe (Composer): The Appearance of Colour [Slipcase]

1 CD / Real World Records / 2015-06-16

Tracks: Sun; Silver Track, The; Just Let Go; Kite; Gold, Green; Parsal; Sycamore; Besançon; Appearance of Colour, The
Artists: John Metcalfe/John Metcalfe (Composer)

Audio Mixers: Patrick Phillips ; John Metcalfe.

Recording information: Eastcote Studio; Real World Studios; The Bus Stop.

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HBIM 5017436
Pierre Labbé Sextet: Tromper Eustache
Pierre Labbé Sextet: Tromper Eustache

1 CD / Effendi / 2015-06-09

Tracks: Inouïe Ouïe; Soupe au Lait; Tamsara; Vertige; Aparte; Tournis; Tromper Eustache; Agathe
Artists: Pierre Labbé Sextet

The saxophonist, flutist and composer Pierre Labbé is endlessly inquisitive, his career track including numerous incursions into various jazz and contemporary music projects. Constantly active,...continue...
Audio Mixers: Robert Langlois; Pierre Labbé.

Recording information: Studio 270 (12/2014).

Photographer: Patrick La Roque....continue...
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Kai Schumacher (Piano): Insomnia [Digipak] *
Kai Schumacher (Piano): Insomnia [Digipak] *

1 CD / Haenssler / 2015-06-09

Tracks: Sleepless Night (Prelude) (Kay Swift Version, 1946); Dream; A Little Midnight Music (Ruminations on Round Midnight by Thelonius Monk): Nocturnal Theme; A Little Midnight Music (Ruminations on Round M...
Artists: Kai Schumacher (Piano)

Insomnia is the story of a nocturnal journey, reassuring and disturbing at the same time, both mystical and unpredictable. An escape from ourselves into the...continue...
Liner Note Author: Kai Schumacher .

Photographer: Mark Doerr....continue...
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HAN 93334
Arthur Russell: Corn [Digipak] *
Arthur Russell: Corn [Digipak] *

1 CD / Audika / 2015-06-09

Tracks: Lucky Cloud; Corn; Keeping Up; See My Brother, He's Jumping Out (Let's Go Swimming #2); This Is How We Walk on the Moon; Corn [Continued]; Hiding Your Present from You; They and Their Friends; Ocean ...
Artists: Arthur Russell

Corn was the name of an Arthur Russell album originally intended for release in 1985, but it was rejected by his record label and never made it past the test pressing phase. Tracks recorded for the al...continue...
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AUKA 10142
Marc Ribot: The Lost String
Marc Ribot: The Lost String

1 DVD Video / La Huit / 2015-06-09

Artists: Marc Ribot

Released in 2007, the first edition of this DVD quickly went out of print. Now, this best-selling DVD is reissued with new artwork and barcode!...continue...
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