13 Friendly Numbers
"A masterful record which should be investigated by anyone interested in free playing. –Penguin Guide to Jazz"
Experiments With a Leaf
John Butcher & Andy Moor
"The two meet in the middle of the road, so to speak, for this quick half-hour session of maxed-out microtones. It's an excitingly subdued and intense listen, and while it's laudable not to follow the compulsion to load the disc to its 80-minute capacity, the one track that stretches past 10 minutes suggests there's much more ground left for them to cover. -Kurt Gottschalk"
John Butcher / Andy Moor / Thomas Lehn
"A set of stunning improvisations by Andy Moor (electric guitar), John Butcher (saxophones) and Thomas Lehn (EMS synth). "One of the most thrilling improv outings released this year so far." -Dan Warburton, The Wire"
John Butcher / Tony Buck / Magda Mayas / Burkhard Stangl
"These two high profile trios are all inventiveness, and this is reflected in the way they were formed, as much as in the music itself. There is a tangled web of connections at play between the four improvisers, through a history of past collaborations, one to one or in larger formations, some occasional, some more structural; the trios on this CD were chosen for their potential, for the not-knowing as much as the knowing, and that’s what we hear; accomplished and profoundly involved music in the making, pushed forward by an ever renewed and intense ability to connect. -Unsounds"
Magda Mayas & Chrstine Abdelnour
"The fascinating aspect is that despite the succession of a myriad of sounds, their interaction also offers an interesting dynamic movement, with changing scenes and evolving levels of intensity. Fragile, ethereal, intense and beautiful. A great listening experience for music lovers with open ears. -Stef, Free Jazz Blog"
A Family of Three (Band Photo)
"... in Trophies, Alessandro Bosetti is more of a "voice actor" than a singer, but above all he is the director of a contemporary Post-Artrock program, in which very precise laws give life to long lasting soundworlds to support and give shape to his poetry. They transforms these very special yet fragile compositions into bubbling, pulsating, sometimes sea-quiet sound abstracts, sometimes resembling to squarepusher/thundercat-like elegant nervousness but never completely tied to a specific style or appeased into a genre." -Diedrich Diederichsen - Spex Magazine July 2017."
12 Clarinets In a Fridge
"I often work and compose in my kitchen, and that's how I came to the idea of recording the sounds of various appliances, to make pieces of concréte clarinet. Hétérogène is the result of my collecting of sounds through the years; in this montage they are assembled and combined with concrete sounds. Matériel uses sound material left over from the recordings for this release; the bins of the recording studio. –Xavier Charles, 2014"
Resorts and Ruins
"With Resorts & Ruins he returns to his native land (at least in spirit — he has long been based in Amsterdam) for a sound collage rumination on travel and childhood memories. The disc is filled with washes of sound, Turkish pop music and vague spoken instructions, seeming to collide the parallel confusions of memory and being away from home. -Kurt Gottschalk"
"Lunch Music by composer Yannis Kyriakides is a set of pieces for voices, percussion and live electronics, inspired by the 1959 book Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs. On this recording the virtuosity of percussionists Slagwerk Den Haag (recently heard on the recording of Michael Gordon’s Timber) and contemporary vocal specialists of Silbersee are embedded in a rich sonic environment of electronics, modulated voices, grinding pulses and hallucinatory noises. -Unsounds"
"SUBVOICE is a collection of nine recent works by composer Yannis Kyriakides for various ensembles ranging from single instrument to large orchestra, that represent an investigation into ideas of voice and language. The music is built on traces of voices and texts that seem to speak or sing in an intimate form of dialogue, either as text that is directly encoded into music, or in traces of voice that are embedded and dissolved into the musical fabric. -Unsounds"