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“I consider this an addictively listenable (and readable) release demonstrating the groundbreaking depth we’ve come to expect from solo Wooley releases with new breadth never before recorded by the musician. There’s a thoroughness of concept in these studies not often seen in fully-developed pieces. If any one of these sketches were presented in completion, they would surely each be “five stars.” For now, support these endeavours - each robust listens and reads even in these germinal stages - in the hopes that we do get the full mass, the advanced wobble, and the first full publication of Wooley’s fiction. -Keith Prosk, The Free Jazz Collective”
Christof Kurzmann & Ken Vandermark
Consequent Duos: Series 2e
“Audiographic Records presents volume five of “Consequent Duos: series 2” on its Systems vs. Artifacts digital album imprint- an incredible recording from Christof Kurzmann and Ken Vandermark from their performance at the Hideout in Chicago, from April 30, 2014.”
“On this new record – their first in three years – we hear Rempis adding more space, breath, and humor to his firebreathing as he matures into his mid-career status. Nilssen-Love increasingly incorporates influences from his ongoing work in Ethiopia and Brazil, often trading his remarkable ability to generate rhythmic drive for newfound subtleties. And check out the sheer breadth of Lonberg-Holm’s musical experience on display here; someone whose discography spans every genre imaginable over the last four decades, and whose jaw-dropping abilities as a musical chameleon gives him a truly singular voice in the improvised music world.”
Catalytic Sound Festival 2020 Poster (Silkscreened by Dan Grzeca)
Ground Up Press
“Hot off the presses!
Thanks to Dan Grzeca for the stunning, 175-edition poster he's created for the Catalytic Sound Festival. 50 copies of the poster are available for purchase.
Consider becoming a Catalytic Sound Member before the end of July--all members, new and old, will receive one of these silkscreened beauties and a copy Catalytic Quarterly #10, the complete festival program, for free. Each month for $25, members also receive two free digital albums of their choice, an exclusive Catalytic Artist Album digital recording from a CS musician (with a quarterly compilation CD); as well as upcoming editions of Catalytic Quarterly delivered to their doorstep, access to exclusive member-only sales, and a t-shirt and record tote bag designed by Federico Peñalva. More info: www.patreon.com/catalyticsound”
Kaja Draksler & Terrie Ex
“Scrape meets sigh, jagged fish-hook pluck meets sparse wire-damped drizzle, instinct meets intuition, and when the disc is done, it’ll seem quite sensible to dive back in and swim the whole length in reverse. - Bill Meyer, Dusted”
Kyle Bruckmann & Tim Daisy
Loop Language (Relay Digital 012)
“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. ”