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Superbly adventurous live solo concert from this wonderful pianist. [Victo]

Keith Tippett - piano
Matthew Bourne - piano

"These inspired duets sound so unforced and unconstrained that they blow fresh life into that well-worn image. From the outset, two quite distinct pianists establish common ground, where they interweave and spring surprises. It's wonderfully fertile ground too. Strings of scintillating moments bound seamlessly into musical mesh, now mysteriously chromatic, now alluringly melodic, fractiously dissonant, propulsive or ethereal. Tippett's speaking...

This is live duos composed by Runswick played at Dartington Great Hall. [ASC]

"Perhaps this is the work of a lifetime spent in front of a microphone. Perhaps it is merely another stopping place on the journey, or a report from the outlands and there will be more. But whatever it is, Shadow Puppeteer is the final step into the open for Julie Tippetts. After 30 years in the business and over 25 with her husband and collaborator, Keith, she has stepped out into the open completely naked (solo -- all instruments and voices were hers) and created a dream work for the ages. Shadow...

"Most of the music for this collection was written and recorded by myself between mid 2007 – mid 2008. Julie matched texts to the music and recorded the vocal parts at my studio in the final part of 2008. I tried to write music for this CD which I...

"Following on from the duo's widely acclaimed first full length collaboration Ghosts of Gold, which was essentially an album of poetry plus electronic soundscapes, FiNiN shifts toward extended jazz and electronic song forms and widens the sonic palette...

Frode Gjerstad – saxes, clarinets, alto flute
Kevin Norton – drums, percussion
David Watson – guitars, Scottish small pipes

“This is the 3rd studio offering from the trio of Frode Gjerstad (saxophones, clarinets, flutes), Kevin Norton (percussion, vibes) and David Watson (guitar and Scottish small pipes), collectively known as TiPPLE.
Comprised of 15 concise explorations, this recording is self-consciously less reed-centric and more "experimental" sounding than their previous...

"The Tiptons are an all-female sax quartet with percussion, based in Seattle. The group features Jessica Lurie (alto and tenor sax, voice), Amy Denio (alto sax, voice), and Sue Orfield (tenor sax), original members and the lead composers of the internationally renowned Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet (BTMSQ), as well as Tobi Stone (baritone sax) and Elizabeth Pupo Walker (drums). All of the members share in composing and arranging - and their dynamic repertoire includes some fabulous singing...

The Tiptons are a great sax quartet who feature two very strong talents co-leading the project: Amy Denio and Jessica Lurie. Great saxophone music that obviously is rooted in jazz and goes way way beyond those roots; they say " A mix of ska, punk, funk...

All previously unreleased recordings from this folk duo's prime period. "Although they only lasted five years, Tir Na Nog managed to make their brief time in existence count, and fans of '70s folk still sing their praises warmly. Formed in Dublin in 19...

Violinist Tirill Mohn was formerly a member of White Willow and played on their debut album. Since that time, she has been working on her own music and this is her debut solo album. Performing here on voice (with a very appealing, light, ethereal vocal...

The first album by this new spacerock/stoner/Krautrock band. This has 3 lengthy tracks and is packaged in a unique, odd package. It's a limited edition of 750 copies. "A very special untitled debut release from Brooklyn, NY krautrock mystics, Titan...

Trevor Dunn: Bass
Sally Gates: Guitar
Kenny Grohowski: Drums
Matt Hollenberg: Bass VI

Somewhere between brutal prog (Orthrealm, Upsilon Acrux) and technical metal lives this fairly great instrumental band! Recommended!

“... we can now add TITAN TO TACHYONS to the list of modern purveyors of this stylistic niche, such as Behold… The Arctopus, Dysrhythmia, and Ground Patrol. […] TITAN TO TACHYONS balance their dazzling musical abilities with equally impressive songwriting..

"CD re-issue of the one and only album by this early '70's Florida outfit. Great album with excellent guitar jams. Long tracks, and the right heavy psych vibe. The material ranges from '60s flower power to roadhouse psychedelia and has a decidedly West...

I know drummer Per Tjernberg from his (great) work with Archemedes Badkar, and from his unbelievably great last album as a leader, Inside Information. Honestly, I don't think that this hits the heights of that one, but it's a good record filled with...





Promo copy in cardboard slipcase.

"Tobruk was formed by some North American guys living in Brazil, and this wonderful album got released in 1972 on the Cash Box label (sometimes you can see the album named as if Cash Box were its title). It's a pretty good psychedelic album with an...

Limited intial pressing of 930 individually hand-numbered copies!

Paolo Tofani was the great, great guitarist of the great, great Italian avant/progressive rock ensemble Area. This album of 'acoustic tricanta veena' music (Veena is a Indian stringed instrument) was recorded in India and is an interesting and great blend of Indian music and avant-guitaring sounds.

Unconditionally recommended if you like Indian music. Conditionally recommended if you like Area.

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“The legendary 1979 Masahiko Togashi album Song of Soil, recorded in Paris with Don Cherry and Charlie Haden and released on Japanese label Paddle Wheel. Supervised by Parisian producer Martin Meissonnier -- then Don Cherry's right-hand man -- Song of Soil reaches heights of spirituality mixing Eastern influences with jazz and deep ambient soundscapes. The album is reissued here with its original artwork and remastered by King Records in Japan.
Masahiko Togashi's cult classic, Song of Soil was...

Myles Boisen: guitar
Krystyna Bobrowski: bowl kelp
David Caldwell: tenor saxophone
Brian Christopherson: drums
Jeremy Keller: guitar
Gino Robair: sampler, tapes, theremin, space voice mask
David Tohir: backbone
Kirk Udvardi: alto saxophone
Scott Vance: rasta bass

“This is an album of electro-acoustic improvisation. The featured instrument is the backbone (which is short for feedback trombone), an invention of my friend Scott Vance & myself..

TOHPATI guitar
INDRO HARDJODIKORO bass
DIKI SUWARJIKI suling bamboo flute, tarompet
ENDANG RAMDAN kendang percussion
DEMAS NARAWANGSA drums

“For those of you who haven't forgotten Tohpati's electrifying emergence as a freshman bandleader in 2010 – catapulting onto the global stage with the critically acclaimed initial offering of Tohpati Ethnomission, "Save The Planet" -- "Mata Hati" will come as a most welcomed follow-up.
Although six years is a lengthy gap between...

"I have always loved Charles Tolliver's playing. His tone has been & is always so beautiful. It has always amazed me how he is not better known than he is. Andrew Hill, Jackie McClean, Stanley Cowell are just a few of the many people he has recorded with over the years. If you want to hear a great trumpet player who also writes great tunes (not to mention his big band & his arranging), you would be remiss not to give him a listen. He comes roaring back in small group format on this recording. Do not be...

Here's what I know about this band - there is no one named "Tom" or Moto" in the group. It's an Italian group consisting of (electric) trumpet, electric bass and drums, with guests. In some ways, it's reminiscent of Jean Louis, a trio who are similar...


“Kevin Tomkins is best known for his work in Whitehouse and his own group Sutcliffe Jugend, now called Sutcliffe No More. He also worked with Bodychoke, Inertia and Patient K. Most of his music has its background in the power electronics scene that evolved in Great Britain around the label Come Organisation and the group Whitehouse.
For his solo work, Kevin sometimes uses a very different style to his group work. An autoharp or chord zither is a string instrument belonging to the zither family. It...

Adachi Tomomi Royal Chorus is an experimental vocal group based in Tokyo. Drawing upon influences as diverse as the Fluxus movement, hardcore punk, contemporary classical, TV commercials, cartoon music, Conceptual Art and more, Adachis complex composit...

"The debut album by Ton Trio. Featuring Aram Shelton on alto saxophone and bass clarinet, Kurt Kotheimer on bass and Sam Ospovat on drums. These six compositions by Shelton cover alot of ground from high energy freedom to compositional rearrangement."...

"An avant/modern jazz trio that thrive in, and out of conventional structure, the Oakland based Ton Trio II features Aram Shelton on alto saxophone; Scott Brown, bass; Alex Vittum, drums.

Drawing from Shelton’s bright and even folk-like...

Jim Ulreich (guitar); Kevin StClair (drums); Kevin Gerety (electric upright bass).

Fine ECM-style jazz trio (guitar, bass and drums) from CT. who have been working in the local area for years but who never made an album until now. This is a...

Dan Berglund-bass (E.S.T., Rymden)

Martin Hederos-keys/violin (The Soundtyrack of Our Lives, Hederosgruppen)
Johan Lindström-guitar/pedal steel (Rebecka Törnqvist, Elvis Costello)
Andreas Werliin-drums (Fire!, Wildbirds & Peacedrums)

“The four-time Grammy award-winning (Swedish Grammy) group Tonbruket will release their sixth studio album Light Wood, Dark Strings.
For a band as diverse as Tonbruket, whose diligent exploration of the outback of jazz and constant expansion of

Anna Kaluza alto saxophone / Artur Majewski trumpet, cornet / Rafal Mazur acoustic bass guitar Kuba Suchar drums, percussion, kalimba, megaphone.

"This recording confirms everything you may have heard about the dynamism and richness of the...

"I have had an idea if I apply the neural network to create my sound work for long time. When I had a performance at Centre Pompidou with Peter Rehberg and other friends I tried to talk about the idea with a French guy from IRCAM. But, he couldn't understand my idea, which by using neural network the sound I create would never have any repetitions. That was 2002 and I had to wait until 2015 when I had a grant from New York State Council on the Arts through ISSUE Project Room, then its director Lawrence...

''A founding member of the Fluxus Movement with Takehisa Kosugi, Yoko Ono and George Maciunas, Yasunao Tone has been doing experimental sound pieces since the early 1960s. For the past ten years much of his work has centered on extending the possibilit...

“Massimo Toniutti is an Italian sound designer and experimental musician. He is the brother of Giancarlo Toniutti who is best known for his dark ambient masterpiece La Mutazione which was originally released on the Broken Flag label in the UK and later re-issued by Klanggalerie. Massimo started working with sound when he was a teenager, collecting and playing recordings of all kinds. In th 1980s he released four cassettes on his own label, all heavily influenced by the experimental musis scene of that...

"Tonochrome are a London based art rock quintet whose grunge aesthetic is peppered with jazz harmony, contemporary classical influences, Andean sounds and pop hooks. A coming together of opposites, of texture and colour, of the acoustic and the synthetic, Tonochrome are a joyful reminder of what music can be when you just don't give a damn about convention."

An early classic of synthesis and electronics. A bit dated, as all of these types of records are, but still a landmark, as after two albums as "TONTO", Cecil and Margouleff both went to work with Stevie Wonder, adding their talents to his incredible...

Pretty excellent through and through modern Italian band who do the "Tortoise thing" of combining jazz, rock and progressive with heavy electronica and dragging it all into the 21st century. If you dig the Jaga Jazzists and Tortoise and etc...

“Hip To The Jag, Kavus Torabi's debut solo album, is a blissfully skewed swan dive into the swirling cosmic kaleidoscope of the poet's soul. From spectral, intricate and fragile compositions to psychedelic, joyous and open drone-scapes, it is brave, beautiful and beguiling throughout.
Kavus Torabi's songs dwell on mortality, love and loss. He uses disquieting themes as a way of establishing a context for transcendent bliss.
Over the last two decades, as one of Britain's most inventive songwriters.

The relationship of this, Kavus' solo debut, to Knifeworld is not dis-similar to Chameleon In The Shadow Of The Night's relationship to Pawn Hearts. One would not exist in the same way without the other, it is similar in a lot of ways, but very different as well.

"Solar Divination is the debut EP from Knifeworld/ Gong frontman Kavus Torabi. Written, performed and produced by Torabi 'Solar Divination' is as profoundly psychedelic as you would expect.
Three otherworldly, spellbinding and...

“Who’s to say if we’re to believe Pablo Picasso’s theory that “art washes away from the soul the dust from everyday life”, However, only a fool would deny the simple processes of guitar string to amplifier or microphone to magnetic tape/WAV file can be more than merely a hobby or an idle pastime. This is a cathartic endeavour that reflects and refracts the daily joys and tribulations to elevate and elucidate. Such is the case with the second solo album by Kavus Torabi, The Banishing.
“I started...

Hugo Antunes double bass
João Pais Filipe drums and percussion
Ricardo Webbens modular and network synthesizer (R)
Rafael Toral modular feedback circuit, modified MS2 (feedback) and MT10 (bending) amplifiers (L).

"After the conclusion of the 13-year-long Space Program series, Space Quartet marks a new horizon in Rafael Toral’s ongoing music explorations. Referring both to a record and a band configuration, Space Quartet embodies a maturing moment for the Portuguese musician. As one

Davu Seru drums / Rafael Toral modified short-circuiting MT-10 amplifier, modified MS-2 amplifier feedback, electrode oscillator.

"'Everything in the Space Program is jazz, except the music' - this paradoxical quote from a recent interview given.

"After a two-decade interlude, Jim O'Rourke's Moikai returns with Spectral Evolution, a major new work by Rafael Toral. Making his name in the mid-1990s with influential guitar drone platters like Sound Mind Sound Body and Wave Field, Toral has never been one to rest on his laurels repeating his past glories. Since 2017, Toral's work has been entering a new phase, often still centered around the arsenal of self-built instruments developed in the Space Program, but with a renewed interest in the long tones..

"This excellent Argentine Progressive Fusion quartet came to life in the city of Cordoba. It all started with a solid rhythm base blending Funk, Rock, and certain local traditional sounds, always open to different influences akin to their own style...