Deep Listening Band
"Rediscovered archival tapes from a recording on June 14 & 15, 1999 at the Deep Listening Studios in Kingston, NY.. Released in memory of David Gamper."
Tim Daisy and Alex Inglizian
"Eight electro-acoustic improvisations recorded by two creative minds in one afternoon."
Loop Language (Relay Digital 012)
Kyle Bruckmann & Tim Daisy
"Bay area oboist and composer Kyle Bruckmann and Chicago based percussionist Tim Daisy continue their two decades long musical partnership with a set of electro - acoustic duo compositions and improvisations inspired by the visual art of Annabeth Rosen. "
"Funds from sales of this release will go to Para Mi Gente (msha.ke/paramigente/#about), "a radical mutual aid organization serving the community of San Antonio, TX. We started in May 2020, and have since been working with our houseless community providing necessities and funds for community members. Para Mi Gente es una organización radical de ayuda mutua sirviendo a la comunidad de San Antonio, TX. Comenzamos en mayo de 2020, y desde entonces hemos estado trabajando con nuestra comunidad sin hogar proporcionando necesidades y fondos para los miembros de la comunidad.""
Kokono n 1
"The lyrics are a bitter comment on the social situation in the Congo. This CD is a tribute to Konono No.1, to that first ever gig in Holland. It's a rough recording, recorded in stereo directly from the mixing-desk. But the music speaks for itself. PLAY LOUD! -Terp Records"
"The lyrics are a bitter comment on the social situation in the Congo. This CD is a tribute to Konono No.1, to that first ever gig in Holland. It's a rough recording, recorded in stereo directly from the mixing-desk. But the music speaks for itself. PLAY LOUD! -Terp Recorrds"
"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"
Joe Morris & Do Yeon Kim
"Do Yeon Kim is a masterful performer on the gayageum or kayagum, a kind of zither or harp from Korea. Joe Morris is the better-known performer here, playing guitar on this album. Their duo is an impressive and captivating example of incredible skill and a diversity of approaches from both players, including pointillistic improv, rich rivers of chords, languid moments of beauty, and moments where it's difficult to discern who's playing what. It may take several listens to embrace the "space" they occupy in performance, but the mix of exotic interplay and the fascinating challenge of hearing a unique combination of instruments that yields unexpected results draws in the listener. Morris and Kim are clearly captivated by their own playing, and their focus and flow in their dialogs keeps this album interesting from start to finish."
Mad Dogs On The Loose
Barry Guy New Orchestra: Small Formations
"Recorded during the 7th Krakow Jazz Autumn Festival. Alchemia, Kraków, Poland (November 21-22 2012) Alto Saxophone [Alto Sax] - Trevor Watts / Baritone Saxophone [Baritone Sax], Tenor Saxophone [Tenor Sax], Reeds [Fluteophone] - Mats Gustafsson / Bass - Barry Guy / Percussion - Paul Lytton, Raymond Strid / Piano - Agustí Fernández / Tenor Saxophone [Tenor Sax], Soprano Saxophone [Soprano Sax] - Evan Parker / Tenor Saxophone [Tenor Sax], Soprano Saxophone [Soprano Sax], Clarinet [Clarinets] - Hans Koch / Trombone - Johannes Bauer / Trumpet - Herb Robertson / Tuba - Per-Åke Holmlander / Violin [Baroque Violin] - Maya Homburger."
Joe McPhee / Dominic Duval / Jay Rosen / Mikolaj Trzaska
"The musicians inspire and interact with one another in exceptionally intricate and subtle ways. The smallest details of the playing fill volumes of space with intelligent musical conversation, no matter whether one, two, three or all four are involved in the improvisation. The instrumental layering is so clear and unique that listening is an extraordinarily fulfilling challenge. There is bubbling and boiling, but absolutely no mayhem. -Lynn Horton, JazzTimes"
Maja af Svea
Maja af Svea
""Bulgarian born Maja Spasova came to Sweden 1984. She makes performances, videoinstallations and many other spatial works. In all fields a unique forerunner. She works internationality, at the moment living in Berlin. She is in many ways a pioneer. Like KlinKlangplan that was installed in a subwaystation in Stockholm 1991.When people arrived waiting for the train suddendly they heard voices and bells from the loudspeakers normally used for other business, like delayed trains. In most of her works sound plays an important role. Thus we asked her to remix some of her works from an aspect of sound to fit into a CD. A few of her own remixes were then given to different musicians, who in their turn made new remixes.""
Maja Ratkje & Jaap Blonk
"This duo deals with improvised vocals – with or without electronic effects. Jaap Blonk is a Dutch performer who has performed sound poetry and free improvisation since the 80’s. They have released two album on Kontrans, one without and one with live electronics. More or less all sounds are derived from the voice/mouth region."
Joe McPhee & Jerome Bourdellon
"Manhattan Tango captures the intimacy of two friends playing in two friends' living room, materializing fire. -Rex Butters, All About Jazz"
Mark In the Water
"Wether playing open pieces or portraits what Ken Vandermark is really doing is looking in the mirror and making a self-portrait. And it comes out as a picture of an excellent musician, remarkable artist and sensible soul that is as deeply passionate about music as one can be. A mere chapter on his musical journey, a document of his self-conscious development as an artist and a musician. A picture of a mark in the water (trying to capture and fix what never stays the same). I loved the concert, I love the album"
"On this, his debut solo CD, Andy Moor explores a wide spectrum of his unusual guitar style, resulting in an exciting, varied and challenging collection, ranging from melodic solo guitar pieces to atmospheric soundscapes and wild outbursts of radical sound. -Unsounds"
Orchester 33 1/3
""Orchester 33 1/3's Maschine Brennt is a distinctly post-modern free recording, built on a foundation of extensive improvisation, but with an electronics section headed by Christian Fennesz (courtesy of Mego Recordings) and Christoff Kurzmann, among others. The hour-long album ranges far and wide across jazz and avant-garde; in fact, the 40 minute title track (an homage to Max Brand) veers from absurdist free-jazz bleatings by horns and reeds to slinky, paranoid lounge-jazz to a series of vocal features pitched halfway between Paul Robeson and Tom Waits. Needless to say, Maschine Brennt is a challenging, innovative work, though it will take adventurous listeners to enjoy this as much as they respect it." -John Bush, All Music"
"This is Ballister. Handle with care. Named after the origins of the crossbow, Paal Nilssen-Love (Drums), Fred Lonberg-Holm (Cello, Electronics), and Dave Rempis (Saxophones), collectively pull back the arrow with all their might and pull the trigger with no regard for innocent bystanders. -Phillip Coombs, Free Jazz Blog"