"The images as well as the CD tracks are meant to tell a story from beginning to end. However, just as you can leaf through the book in an arbitrary way, it is also recommended to listen to the CD on ‘random play’. -Jaap Blonk"
Catalytic Quarterly Issues 1-4 (2018)
"In a very limited quantity of 30 hand-numbered sets, we present the first four issues of the Catalytic Quarterly collected in an envelope designed by our own Federico Peñalva. From Ken Vandermark's first article on the challenges of 21st-century sustainability to Mat's Gustafsson's collected Discaholic's Corner notes and everything in between from Ig Henneman, Andy Moor, Terrie Hessels, Paal Nilssen-Love, Joe McPhee, Joe Morris, Nate Wooley, Ab Baars, Elisabeth Harnik and Tim Daisy all of our partner artists non-musical Catalytic activity is collected in this set. Get one while the stock lasts! "
"Blonk scrambled the station lists of the Berlin subway lines, U1 till U9, with a random process. This created in part pure sound poetry, performed here with a wide range of different vocal sounds."
Traces of Cookery / Kochspuren
"Traces of Cookery started with seven pairings of cooking ingredients, mostly of somewhat unusual nature, that were mixed together. Of these I took photos with a microscope, and chose one photo of everypair. The first image of every series in the book is such an original photo, with no processing done afterwards. Then, the next six images are variations of the first one, created with a mixture of digital and manual procedures."
New / Rediscovered Musical Instruments Volume 1
"A long overdue, larger, reprint of the 1975 classic pamphlet by Hugh Davies, Paul Burwell, Max Eastley, Evan Parker, Paul Lytton, and David Toop. A rare look into the maker culture inherent in the 1970s UK experimental music scene with descriptions and pictures of Hugh Davies's shozyg, the communally blown horn, and more. Preface by David Toop."
Perpetual Frontier Properties of Free Music
"The book is more than welcome, because it offers a kind of foundational explanation of what 'free music' is, and then in an almost academic fashion. Morris presents "The Properties Of Free Music", a description of the constituents and building blocks of the music, with definitions of the known ingredients like melody, harmony, rhythm and their absence and their alternatives. -Stef, Free Jazz Blog"
"Site Specific is a neat entry in the Ken Vandermark oeuvre: a minimalistic, beautifully bound book packed with two CDs capturing live solo field performances in '14 and '15, showcasing Vandermark's photographs taken as he has toured the world. Time and place take a back seat to imagery, textures and emerging themes (Paul Acquaro, The Free Jazz Collective)"
Something to Hunt
"Designed by Daniel Flodin and Jesper Canell, the artist's book features documentation from Ash Fure's immersive performances, commentary by the composer, an interview with Sound American editor Nate Wooley, and contributions from Zachary Woolfe (New York Times), Steve Smith (New Yorker), and others."
Sound American : The First Three Issues
"This first volume features writing by and about Rick Moody, Ben Hall, Nate Wooley, Shinkoyo Collective, League of Automatic Music Composers, Women in Electronic Music, TECHNE, John King, John Cage’s Number Pieces and SongBooks, The BSC, Joan LaBarbara and more."
Sound American No. 21: The Change Issue
"The 127-page book features words by or about Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, Ornette Coleman, Nicole Kaack, Bradford Bailey, G. Lucas Crane, Jennie Gottschalk, Ambrose Akinmusire, Mats Gustafsson, Peter Margasak, Terry Riley, Kim Brandt, John Cage, Josh Sinton, Edgard Varése, Marc Hannaford, John Zorn, Matthew Mehlan, Million Tongues Festival, Alex Mincek, Lester St. Louis, and Steve Lehman."
Sound American No. 23: The Alien Issue
"Featuring writing on the alien and alienation by Sarah Hennies, Franklin Bruno, inti figgis-vizueta, James May, Marc Hannaford, Nicole Kaack, idm theftable, Charmaine Lee, Matana Roberts, Jacob Wick, Wendy Eisenberg, Chris Pitsiokos, Ben Young, and Lester St. Louis, and a very special full color reproduction of Charles Gaines's Librettos!"
Sound American No. 25: The Folk Issue
"Sound American's second issue of 2020 celebrates explores the intersections of folk and experimental music practices. Guest edited/curated by Sarah Hennies and Anna Roberts-Gevalt, two of America’s most forward-looking practitioners in the experimental and folk fields respectively, SA25 takes on questions of a musical community, and what it means to work in and out of its traditions. The issue features writing by Ana Alonso-Minutti on La Llorona, Drew Daniel on Throbbing Gristle, Henry Flynt on his own violin practice, Suzanne Kite in conversation with Scott Benisiinaabandan, John McCowen interviewing Sean Meehan, Kurt Newman and Martin Arnold, Ian Nagoski on bird call impresario Charles Kellogg, and Anna Roberts-Gevalt moving COVID diary and talk with Meredith Monk and Peggy Seeger. This issue’s Exquisite Corpse is by vocalist and composer Amirtha Kidambi."
Sound American Volume 2: Issues Four Through Seven
"This beautiful trade paperback, designed by Federico Peñalva, is designed to be cherished and used. Our dream is to see beat up copies of this volume in coat pockets for years to come. Get yours now!"
The Lion Of Ethiopean Saxophone
"Getatchew passed away on April 4, 2016 at the age of 81 after a musical career of more than 68 years. As a final tribute The Ex has published this photobook. 168 pages. Four sections of pictures; a selection from Getatchew's private album with historical photos and photos by three very different international photographers — Andy Moor, guitarist in The Ex, Matias Corral and Nick Helderman who came on tour in Europe, America and to Addis Abeba — to document this unique collaboration between Getatchew Mekuria & The Ex & Guests. This photobook is the result of what appears to be an unlikely collaboration between Dutch underground band The Ex and Ethiopian saxophone legend Getatchew Mekuria. The Ex fell in love with an old Getatchew cassette from 1972, and in 2004 they wanted to invite him for their 25th Anniversary Festival. They went to Addis to find him and when they met, Getatchew was up for it right away. The result was a fruitful 10-year collaboration with more than a 100 concerts worldwide, plenty of enthusiastic press and two beautiful CD/LPs. In 2014, because of diabetes, he developed serious problems with his legs and couldn't travel any more. The Ex at that point decided to organise a Celebration of Getatchew Mekuria concert series in Ethiopia, including the National Theatre in Addis Abeba. It sold out. 1500 people came and there was a standing ovation. A truly honourable farewell to a great musician. Soon after this, his health began to deteriorate quickly. The book is co-published by Terp Records and Ex Records (EX 146-B). "