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"Marc Barreca's seventh solo album for Palace of Lights extends his work with a broader and deeper palette of synthesized and sampled sound, including sources as diverse as prepared guitars, pianos, Indonesian metallophones and glass harmonica. The music of Aberrant Lens employs long MIDI delays, synced MIDI processing via MAX for Live and extreme warping of disparate looped sound sources driven into entirely new states. The results are new, coherent aural structures: music that questions traditional...

“With Shadow Aesthetics, Marc Barreca accomplishes something rare in electronic and ambient musics. The fluid, dynamic changes and movement within pieces; the complexities in time and pitch variation and evolution—typically absent from the mostly homogenous constructs of drone and ambient—all bring previously unavailable depth, shading and emotional charges to a form usually admired for its neutrality.
Shadow Aesthetics results from a virtual arsenal of digital and analog sources operating in a...

"Composed with layers of computer processed, chopped and looped sounds including samples from field recordings, as well as studio recordings of accordion and other acoustic and electronic instruments Subterrane merges acoustic with electronic...

“With The Empty Bridge, Marc Barreca again exploits his distinct talent for translating landscapes into sound. The music was created in and reflects the influence of contrasting environments-the beauty and stillness of the Cascade Mountains and the muted industrial nightscape of the Duwamish Waterway, complete with it's massive, now-condemned, empty freeway bridge. The pieces are sculpted from layers of synthesized and sampled instruments, field recordings and processed vinyl. With these sources, Barreca...

"Comprised of nine settings that exhibit a nearly perpetual sense of instability, Marc Barreca’s Tremble shudders and grinds and shifts through aural spaces that collapse from highly detailed sound fields into massive densities, or expand into sheer...

Marc Barreca : digital synthesis, sampled sources, treatments and signal reprocessing
K. Leimer: analog and digital synthesis, electric guitar and bass, percussion, prepared piano, treatments and signal reprocessing.
Tyler Boley: guitars....

"The first collaborative work by Marc Barreca and K. Leimer since Savant. A hybridization of Barreca's "Tremble" and Leimer's "Permissions", Premap's 13 tracks coalesced from a huge number of individual sources, each produced as discrete, stand-alone...

Jorge Lima Barreto, piano.

"As with any conceptual work of art — in this case an improvised work — this record has several layers. In its essence this is a piano solo recorded live in concert. It is simultaneously lyrical and experimental, rare..

Syd Barrett was the leader, guitarist and songwriter for Pink Floyd during their early psychedelic peak in 1967, penning a bunch of brilliant pieces (and playing amazingly great too). He left the band in mid 1968, a casualty of business pressure and dr...

Syd Barrett was the leader, guitarist and songwriter for Pink Floyd during their early psychedelic peak in 1967, penning a bunch of brilliant pieces (and playing amazingly great too). He left the band in mid 1968, a casualty of business pressure and dr...

Syd Barrett was the leader, guitarist and songwriter for Pink Floyd during their early psychedelic peak in 1967, penning a bunch of brilliant pieces (and playing amazingly great too). He left the band in mid 1968, a casualty of business pressure and dr...

Carlos Barretto, double bass, musical direction / Mário Delgado, guitar / José Salgueiro, drums and percussion.

"Carlos Barretto’s Lokomotiv is back with a new CD, “Labirintos” (“Labyrinths”), with new repertoire,with music of breath and...

“I have dedicated most part of my life to the study of erudite music and jazz. As an artist I always felt like a learner, an eternal apprentice. In order to evolve I must break those rules and get free of the shapes, unbound myself from the commonplaces

"It’s not a new recording, but certainly this re-release by Clean Feed will be a great surprise to all those in North America, Europe and Japan who are interested in what’s happening in the jazz and improvised music scene on this little country called Por

"The 3rd full-length by this New York City-based duo of musical maniacs: Mick Barr (Krallice, Orthrelm, Octis, Ocrilim) on guitar and Nondor Nevai (The Restaurants, To Live and Shave in L.A.) on drums and vokills. this could be Eddie Murphy meeting...


"Martin Bartlett was an inspiring and original thinker, composer, writer, performer, and organizer. His preoccupation with building aleatoric elements into electronic music distinguishes his work. He devised elegant and open interactions for instrumental performers and computer-controlled synthesizers which included building his own electronic devices and extensive work on the Buchla 400. He worked with or studied under Pauline Oliveros, John Cage, and David Tudor, and collaborated extensively with Don....

“Solo album from the Swiss pianist, composer and conceptualist best known as leader of the bands Ronin and Mobile, Entendre offers deeper insight into Nik Bartch's musical thinking. As the album title implies Entendre is about hearing as a creative process, referencing the patient unfolding of Bartch's modular polymetric pieces, with alertness to the dynamics of touch, finding freedom in aesthetic restriction, serving the flow of each piece's development while also taking the music to new places.”

Like most everyone outside of Switzerland, I first heard of Nik Bartsch via his great release "Stoa" by Ronin. This is a solo piano record which shows the basic building blocks of his distinctive sound and which was released on his own, tiny label...

One of the most exciting bands for me in jazz returns with their third splendid ECM outing. A bit different from the last two, but still them and still great, even on just one listen as soon as I could tear open the box! Personally recommended.

Like most everyone outside of Switzerland, I first heard of Nik Bärtsch via his releases with his band Ronin, when he signed with ECM.
But he has been at it for a long time and he has a number of ensembles besides Ronin.
Mobile is a larger band than Ronin with a string quintet!

Nik Bärtsch is one of the very few artists left in my old age that I will simply buy because he never disappoints me! And this one is absolutely fantastic.
Recommended.
Nik Bärtsch: piano...

Nik Bärtsch - Prepared piano
Kaspar Rast - Ritual Groove Set
Mats Eser - Marimba, Percussion
Don Li - Altosax, Bassclarinet
Like most everyone outside of Switzerland, I first heard of Nik Bartsch via his great releases by his group Ronin. Mobile is another one of his bands, and is an acoustic ensemble.

"The group Mobile develops integral musical concepts within a ritualistic framework. The performance of the music is usually combined with a multi-medial set-up of the.

A new Ronin release is always, always cause for excitement at chez Wayside and this new one is no exception to their unique greatness what-so-ever! Highly recommended!

“Awase, a term from martial arts, means “moving together” in the sense of matching energies, a fitting metaphor for the dynamic precision, tessellated grooves and balletic minimalism of Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin.
Six years have passed since the last release from the Swiss group. In the interim, trimmed from quintet to quartet size...

One of my personally most anticipated releases of 2008, this is the second album this amazing ensemble that combines jazz, minimalism, groove and rock energy using a unique pallet of piano/Fender Rhodes, double bass, drums, percussion and bass clarinet...

Like most everyone outside of Switzerland, I first heard of Nik Bartsch via his great release "Stoa" by Ronin. This is a 2006 quaret release by them released on his own, tiny label...

“The musical life of the American jazz saxophonist Gary Bartz is busy and eventful. The eighty-year-old American Bartz jammed with Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan and Pharoah Sanders at a young age. In 1965 he became a member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. In 1970 Bartz joined the Miles Davis Band, played with Davis at the Isle Of Wight - Festival and on his studio/live album ''Live Evil''. In 1972 Gary Bartz founded his own band, NTU Troop. He borrowed the name from the Bantu language. Bartz: ''Ntu means...


Long out of print. Jewel case issue, does not come with paperback book.

Doug Hirlinger drums, mbira, percussion, flutes
Barry Meehan bass
Tim Motzer electric and baritone guitars, pedals, loops

"A spontaneous session of visceral cinematic improvisations and in the moment compositions from three prominent.

Base 3 is:
Doug Hirlinger-traps
Tim Motzer-baritone guitar + electronics
Barry Meehan-bass + electronics

"74 minutes of absolutely essential BASE3. Transmissions of heat and spark, assembled from several astonishing BASE3 live..

I am really into the 'Americana' style of guitar as typified by the Takoma artists. There's a lot of these players both from 40 years ago and contemporary and many of them are great. But one of the really special ones is Robbie Basho. This unreleased...

One of the greats and also one of the most distinctive voices of "American Primvitive Guitar" music of the 60s and beyond!

"Robbie Basho (1940-86), who died young after a stroke, never got his due in the culture at large, but steel-string guitar enthusiasts have known for decades that he was one of the greats of "American Primitivism".
Technically adept and compositionally imaginative, fusing the music of many cultures into a mesmerizing solo style, he has been an inspiration for many; his...

“Robbie Basho was one of the big three American acoustic guitar innovators, John Fahey and Leo Kottke being the other two. Basho was the least commercially successful of the three, but his influence and reputation has steadily grown since his untimely death in 1986 at the age of 45. And with good reason; for Basho’s deeply spiritual approach, intellectual rigor, and formal explorations (among his goals was the creation of a raga system for American music), present a deeply compelling, multi-faceted...

Pretty darn great, as is basically everything I've heard from this great guitar artist. "After re-exposing his roots in the compositional acoustic guitar traditionwith the pastoral, utterly grandiose Rivers and Bridges, steel-string guitar maverick Ste...

This is a more ''out'' followup, to ''Songs Of The Earth'', but also of high quality. Basho-Jungans, an East German guitarist who discovered the American steel string guitar tradition of Kottke, Fahey, et al before the Berlin Wall came down....the Germ...

Another fantastic, deep album by this mater of the steel string concert guitar! Recommended! "By every account, Steffen Basho-Junghans of Berlin, Germany is a true master of the acoustic steel string guitar. As a player and composer, scholar, teacher...

This is a solo 6 and 12 string guitar album of really rich depth and emotion. Stunningly beautiful and intricate as well, this is possibly my favorite of his works. Highly recommended to anyone with an interest in Americana-style solo acoustic guitar. ...

“On Time Out of Time is a suite of works originally commissioned for the 2017 installations 'ER=EPR' and 'Orbihedron' by artists Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand (in collaboration with Jean-Marc Chomaz and LIGO) for the exhibition, 'Limits of Knowing' at Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin by curator, Isabel de Sena. These works utilize, among other things, exclusive source recordings from the interferometers of LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) capturing the sounds of the merging of...

“Time is... Time and duration are core themes in the work of both William Basinski and Janek Schaefer, and this long-distance collaboration took a suitably long gestation of seven years from start to finish. The completed work exhibits those strands of time eloquently and exquisitely. Limitation breeds creativity, being an expression of minimalism and focus. Deploying a delicate piano passage from their collective archive, Basinski and Schaefer weave and reweave in numerous ways, forging a unified flurry...

“For over half a decade, William Basinski and Lawrence English have been in regular contact with one another. During that time their paths have crossed repeatedly in various cities; Zagreb, Los Angeles, Hobart and more, in a variety situations. It was from these chance encounters - and the strange familiar of lives lived in transit - that their first collaboration, Selva Oscura, was seeded. Each of the extended pieces on this record maps an acoustic topography that draws on the concept of drifting into.

"Wonderful inspired work by some of the greats of modern jazz. Joining Marc are Bill Frisell, John Scofield, and Peter Erskine. No horns, no keys, just two master guitarists dueling over thoughtful and energetic compositions. This album is different...

Reissue of a rare 1983 electric/harmolodic/downtown-style band consisting of 2 saxes, 2 guitars, double bass/vocals and drums, resulting in a more or less equal mix of Prime Time, Art Ensemble of Chicago, free-improv and white boy funk - not so unusual...

Colin Bass has been a professional musician for 45 years and has worked in a gigantic variety of forms, but for most folks here and for the purposes of this album, he is best known as a long-term member of Camel. This is a pastoral-style progressive rock album, reminiscent to me in some aspects of John G. Perry's Sunset Wading, although with more vocals than that album.
Appearing here are:
- Colin Bass / bass guitar, guitars, vocals, keyboards
- Kim Burton / piano, accordion, kaval, ciftetel

Daniel Biro (pronounced Bee-ro) grew up in an Eastern European family in Italy and France before moving to London, bringing with him a healthy dose of mixed European cultural flavours.
Apart from releasing many albums as a solo artist or in collaboration with others (Echo Engine, Mysteries of the Revolution, L’Orange), he is the founder of legendary experimental label Sargasso.
He has travelled a wide range of sonic territories, from experimental to mainstream, and also written soundtracks...

"What a super team. A bassist associated with the best New York improvisers - Mark Helias; a drummer who has continued his meteoric rise since his stint as a member of Braxton's well-known Nineties quartet - Gerry Hemingway; and a trombonist known for his

Mark Helias, double bass / Gerry Hemingway, drums / Ray Anderson, trombone.

"After thirty-four years, a good idea – another reconvening of three of the most intriguing and inspiring musicians of the creative jazz scene, namely Mark Helias...

"First CD reissue for the ultra-rare second work of acclaimed keyboarder Luciano Basso. As usual a great instrumental work, mostly unknown, underrated and of course very rare in its original form. Musically it is the usual and great blend of classical...

"Finally available again in the usual deluxe papersleeve edition and one bonus track, the debut CD of acclaimed keyboarder Luciano Basso. This is a highly appreciated instrumental effort, being cited by "The Billboard Guide to Progressive Music" as one...

Basta is double bassist and composer Joris Vanvinckenroye, who is the bassist and also the composer of Aranis! This is not a 'typical' double bass solo album (as if there were such a thing!) - using a large number of overdubs, it's a full album of...

"BASTA! is an electric progressive rock quintet from Tuscany, consisting of
Damiano BONDI (Diamonica Hammond 44)
Saverio SISTI (Electric Guitar, 8-String Guitar)
Giacomo SOLDANI (Bass)
Andrea TINACCI (Bass Clarinet, Clarinet)
Roberto MOLISSE (Drums)
Melding heavy progressive rock, jazz, symphonic, and avant-garde sensibilities, their instrumental compositions are zany and adventurous."

"Now this is something! I happened to hear this italian band on Progstreaming and t