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AGUSTÍ FERNÁNDEZ & JOAN SAURA

VENTS

psi 11.01

A keenly awaited recording from the long standing collaboration and friendship between Fernandez and Saura. They have worked together in many different groupings but this is the first time their specific duo music involving piano and live sampling has been documented.

The order of tracks on the CD does not co-incide with that listed - 'Llevant' is the first piece, with the rest following in the stated order.

Special price GBP 7.00



DJ SNIFF

EP

psi 11.02

This recording is my attempt to play Evan Parker. Seven tracks were recorded in STEIM's Studio 3, trying to reflect the liveness of Parker's solo recordings. All of these are single takes with minor edits at the beginnings or ends. Two interlude tracks are short experiments looking at timbral characteristics when the rotation of the turntable is extremely slowed down. The last three tracks are compositions made from both Parker's and other improvisors' records.

Special price GBP 7.00



EVAN PARKER & MATTHEW WRIGHT

TRANCE MAP

psi 11.03

Evan Parker (soprano saxophone, sample collection, co-composition), Matthew Wright (live sampling, turntables, co-composition and sound design). 2008-11.
In which the studio becomes the arena for an expanded method of improvisation where successive layers of sound making are built up, revised, scrapped, edited, revisited... (As the notes say 'the tweaks went down to the wire.') In short, the way many musicians have been working for decades, but a new experience for a hard-core, real-time free improviser like Parker. 'I blame that demon Matt Wright,' said Parker in a recent interview.

Price GBP 10.00



LONDON IMPROVISERS ORCHESTRA

LIO LEO LEON

psi 11.04

The whole of the performance at the 2010 Freedom of the City festival by the 38-strong LIO. Conductions by Alison Blunt, Steve Beresford (featuring guest Leon Michener), Philipp Wachsmann, Caroline Kraabel, and Dave Tucker (featuring guest Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith), were interspersed with free improvisations.

Special price GBP 7.00

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ADAM LINSON SYSTEMS QUARTET

FIGURES AND GROUNDS

psi 11.05

AXEL DÖRNER (trumpet, electronics), RUDI MAHALL (bass clarinet), ADAM LINSON (double bass, electronics), PAUL LYTTON (drums, percussion). 2008.
'My role in bringing together this group was to provide a new context for the diverse talents of these musicians. From the outset, the aim of the group was to explore the range of possibilities at the intersection of jazz and computer music.' Adam Linson.

Special price GBP 7.00



TONY MARSH

QUARTET IMPROVISATIONS

psi 11.06

NEIL METCALFE (flute), ALISON BLUNT (violin), HANNAH MARSHALL (cello), TONY MARSH (percussion).
A sequence of improvisations recorded in the warm natural acoustics of St Peter’s Whitstable. This quartet plays music created in the moment. From a starting point of contrasting histories, energies and aesthetics, they weave together, forming a tapestry of colours and dynamics.

Special price GBP 7.00



MISHA MENGELBERG & EVAN PARKER

IT WON'T BE CALLED BROKEN CHAIR

psi 11.07

Two improvisations on piano & tenor saxophone, one in concert and the other before the audience arrived, recorded at the Bimhuis in Amsterdam in 2006. The sleeve design is derived from work by the late Tomas Schmit whose work is much loved by both MM and EP.

Price GBP 10.00



ALEKS KOLKOWSKI & UTE WASSERMANN

SQUALL LINE

psi 11.08

14 improvisations by AK (stroh violin, stroh viola, stroh cello, musical saw, edison phonograph) & UW (voice, palate whistle, bird calls, noseflute).
"From the first moments of Squall Line it’s clear that the austere-looking lineup of voice and violin/viola on this CD doesn’t give much of an impression of the variety and richness of its contents. How are these sounds made? More mysteriously, how do they constantly fuse and separate to generate a sound-counterpoint of such intricacy and coherence?" From the notes by Richard Barrett.

Special price GBP 7.00



GRUTRONIC and EVAN PARKER

TOGETHER IN ZERO SPACE

psi 11.09

STEPHEN GREW (keyboard, processing), RICHARD SCOTT (wigi, buchla lightning, blippoo box), NICK GREW (transduction), DAVID ROSS (drosscillator) and EVAN PARKER (soprano saxophone) recorded live in Zero Space, Bratislava at the Next Festival of Advanced Music (2009).
'Through the process of free improvisation... Grutronic... have somehow rediscovered or reinvented complex, hyper-contrapuntal and molecular modes of group playing...' from the notes by Richard Scott.

Price GBP 10.00



PARKER / LEE / EVANS

THE BLEEDING EDGE

psi 11.10

EVAN PARKER (saxophones), OKKYUNG LEE (cello), PETER EVANS (trumpets).
The art of trio improvisation is taken on here by three pitch producing instruments each from a different family: reeds, brass and strings. Each player comes from a different continent but the music speaks of unanimity. Purely acoustic real time improvised music continues to develop.

Price GBP 10.00



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