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Afe (Italy) :

Punck “Nowhere Campfire Tapes” [cd] “Nowhere Campfire Tapes” is Punck’s full-lenght debut CD and is released as a Ctrl+Alt+Canc / Afe joint venture.
The album was recorded during 2004-2005 and follows two highly appreciated self-released CD-R EPs, many compilation appearances and a long and untired serie of live activities. It was created manipulating many different kinds of acoustic sources with audio editors and softwares. Among such sources we find digital synthesis, contact microphones and field-recordings.
Euro 14,00

doubtmusic (Japan) :

Otomo Yoshihide “Guitar Solo” [cd] Produced by Otomo Yoshihide and Jun Numata.Recorded by Yasuo Fujimura at Shinjuku Pit Inn, Tokyo, October 12, 2004. Music by Otomo Yoshihide, Ornette Coleman, E.Garner, Duke Ellington.
Euro 17,00

Demosaurus (France) :

Ghedalia Tazartès “Voyage a l’Ombre” [cd] ghedalia tazartes combines an orchestra and a pop group in one person. his voice shifts constantly from child to woman. completely unique. LAST COPIES of this lost treasure !
Euro 16,00

Die Schachtel (Italy) :

Insiememusicadiversa “s/t” [cd] Insieme Musica Diversa, which can be translated in different ways (as diverse music toghether, or different collective music ecc.) truly is a source of endless enchantment. Merging elements of DIY electronica, psychedelia, noise, progressive and free-form rock, Insiememusicadiversa created a sound even they don’t seem to fully recognise. Long hypnotic tracks and frantic drumming emerging seemingly by accident from the twilight of out-there chanting and radical electronic excursion. They are only apparently anarchic while they manage to maintain their lucid dream: to have a deep base collective sound tuned toghether and to have the drumming “tuned” to a rhythm that corresponded to the vibrations.
Much more than just a CD, this edition encapsulates the true spirit of Die Schachtel. It really is a box full of surprises; a journey into the sound of a unique group and the mind of a genius composer. The white industrial cardboard box includes an audio CD, a 12-page booklet , five graphical scores plus “Roulette”, a clock-like gadget originally used as the score of the aleatory composition with the same title..
Boxed edition with a 12-page booklet , five graphical scores plus “Roulette”, a clock-like gadget originally used as the score of the aleatory composition with the same title.
Euro 20,00

Marino Zuccheri “Parete 1967” [Lp] This great work has been totally forgotten since today – this record is in fact a world premiere, and the final act of justice towards a man that contributed so much to the birth and development of Electronic Music.
In 1967 the painter Emilio Vedova was appointed by the Italian Government to create an installation for the Italian Pavilion of the Montreal Expo. Vedova came up with this great ideas of using small glass slides, especially created to reproduce his abstract painting, and then projected on the asymmetrical walls of the Pavilion. He then asked Nono to compose some electronic music, but Nono had no time, and suggested to ask Marino. He replied: “I could do something, but keep in mind that I am no composer”. The result is Parete (Wall) 1967, a spectacular and intense 30-minutes loop of pure and intense electronics, a magmatic cascade of harsh sounds and deep drones, and a fantastic counterpart to the harsh and expressionistic painting of Vedova. As in Marino’s word: “I used some previously recorded sounds, the result of an early research: they were really rough. I created a great loop, which intersected another one, a 30 meters, 30-minutes tape ring. It was so long that it extended out of the Studio room, my colleagues thought I was gone totally nuts. You heard this very loud timbre…the music interacted freely with Vedova’s visuals, it really was a free encounter between sound and light.” Gatefold wallet silver cover with silver foil design, custom inner sleeve and a 4-page booklet in English and Italian, 350 copies.
Euro 25,00

Korm Plastics (Netherlands) :

Johannes Frisch / Ralf Wehowsky “Tränende Würger” [cd] 1) Johannes Frisch
works since the late 1970s as a performer, composer and improviser of contemporary music between experimental rock, free jazz and other openminded styles. on his main instrument, the double bass, he works for more than three decades consequently on an individual expressive language. he played with lot of musicians of the international scene of free improvisation and all experimental fields – among others Lol Coxhill, Maggie Nicols, Johannes Bauer, Le Quan Ninh, Paul Hubweber, Michael Vorfeld, Misha Feigin. Compositions for theatre, film and dance theater actual projects: Kammerflimmer Kollektief; Home of the beast, with Peter Hollinger und Helmut Bieler-Wendt; Ensemble Sondarc, music for six double basses; rat’n’X; trio with Paul Wirkus & Mikolaj Trzaska; concerts & festivals all over europe.
2) Ralf Wehowsky
founded the group P.D. (in 1981 renamed P16.D4) and the label Wahrnehmungen (in 1982 renamed Selektion) in 1980. P16.D4 were one of the most influential groups of experimental industrial music. They developed concepts of materialaustausch long before the term remix was even coined. for their live appearances they were equally at home at punk and no wave festivals as at the holy grails of academic avantgarde like the Ferientage Neuer Musik, Darmstadt. since the early 90s Wehowsky worked under his own name (rlw). the quiet, highly complex style of composition, based on artifacts of instrumental and electronic lateral noises, evolving out of his collaboration with bernhard günter was influential for numerous artists in the fields of electronic and improvised music. some reflections on his work can be found on TULPAS, a 5CD-box-set, featuring more than 50 artists performing their versions of rlw pieces (incl. Jim O´Rourke, Brume, Achim Wollscheid, Toshiya Tsunoda, John Duncan, Antanas Jasenka, Ryoji Ikeda, John Watermann a.o.). the new decennium started with a surprise for many as first releases showed a new approach of integrating improvised music and composition (as can be found on the CDs VIEWS and SIGHTS, the latter w/ long-time collaborator Bruce Russell).
3) Tränende Würger
is based on free improvisations by the Frisch/Wehowsky duo, reworked with electro-acoustic means. the compositional process did not intend to mask the nonlinear nature of the improvisations. quite on the contrary their organic character has been emphasized by crystal-clear sharpening of details. you´ll find complex structures and dark atmospheres, not unlike those on some P16.D4-, This Heat- or Mnemonists- releases, though absolutely rooted in the 21st century. beauty and posoning are not far from each other.
‘Tränende Würger’ comes in a plastic bag, 15x15cm with the artwork on six seperate sheets, dealing with poisenious plants. Design by Meeuw.
Euro 15,00

Korm Plastics / Plinkity Plonk (Netherlands) :

Mirror “Viking Burial For A French Car” [cd] Through the past few years Mirror have gained a wide reputation for some of the most beautiful unearthy drone music. Mirror is usually regarded as a duo of Christoph Heeman and Andrew Chalk, but on various records they are assisted by Jim O’Rourke. Since late 2004, Vicky Jackman and Timo van Luyck have more or less joined the ranks. Their ‘Viking Burial For A French Car’ consists, partly, of a recording made by Mirror in Dundee, Scotland in October 2003, where Mirror was extended with David Keenan (author of ‘England’s Hidden Reverse’), Gavin Laird and Alex Neilson. The concert was an accompaniment to the film ‘Haxan’, about witchcraft through the ages. In an epic thirty-seven minute Mirror extends beyond the drone music and comes up with an orchestral piece, in an almost Xenakis style: building a large crescendo and in the middle an explosion afterwards the piece slowly follows it’s course in descrescendo. A surprising piece for Mirror, that would not have worked on a LP release. It’s length requirs an uninterrupted listening.
‘Viking Burial For A French Car’ is one of the rarer CD releases by Mirror, who usually release their work on LP, and will surely appeal to those with a limited music budget. Packed in the usual Plinkity Plonk sleeve. Design by Andrew Chalk.
Euro 15,00

Moikai (US) :

Nuno Canavarro “Plux Quba” [cd] Repress of the first release on Jim O’Rourke’s label. Rediscovered with the help of Rafael Toral, who remastered it. Nuno is credited with performing on electronics, melodica & pre-recorded tapes — this is a subtle and supremely pleasing home electronics album — thankfully resurrected. “Köln, Germany around 1991. After a 40-minute train ride from Aächen, Christoph Heemann and Jim O’Rourke are sitting around with Jan St. Werner, C-Schulz, Frank Dommert and George Odjik. Heemann has brought with him a strange obscure disc (what else?) from Portugal by some group called Plux Quba. Or is it the record? The label? Who knows, because no one here reads Portuguese, dummy! But what they do know when the needle hits the groove is that they’ve never heard anything like it. Attempts to cite reference points are soon given up, there are some similarities to Robert Ashley’s later work, but even that is deceiving. It is simple, gentle, melodic, and yet completely alien. Yes, a few copies were bought in Köln that year, where the genesis of the new happening A-Musik scene is finally hitting fertile ground running. The only way these people could describe this music comes out slowly, as an influence on their own work, from Heemann’s solo works to Jan’s involvement in Microstoria and Mouse on Mars, yet the Plux Quba remains a little known enigma.”
Euro 17,00

Potlatch (France) :

Serge Baghdassarians / Boris Baltschun / Alessandro Bosetti / Michel Doneda
“Strom” [cd] Serge Baghdassarians guitar and mixing desk, Boris Baltschun sampler, Alessandro Bosetti soprano saxophone, Michel Doneda soprano and sopranino saxophones. Recorded at Ausland/Berlin in march 2004
“The quartet of Serge Baghdassarians (g, mixing desk), Boris Baltschun (sampler), Alessandro Bosetti (ss), and Michel Doneda (ss) deliver a challenging and bewitching set (Strömung 1 – VI. 45:53. March 2004, Berlin) of minimalist improvisations on Strom. Rigorously non-idiomatic and almost ascetic, the music here sounds like a long slow chorus of bowed metal and steam escaping from vents. ln some ways it sounds almost like a quartet of Rafael Toral playing together. The saxophonists play in an extreme style far closer to Bhob Rainey than Steve Lacy, while the electronics players conjure up dark clouds laced with detail and subtle scrapings (input jacks manipulated, feedback summoned, or strings stroked, for example).
Things do certainly get occasionalIy rowdy, as on “II” or the harsh whistles of “III”, but the feel is generally reserved. Though this stuff isn’t for everyone, I find it compelling. Patient, active listening reveals treasures.” Jason Bivins l Cadence l May 2005
Euro 15,50

Trio Sowari “Three Dances” [cd] Phil Durrant software sampler/synth/treatments, Bertrand Denzler tenor saxophone, Burkhard Beins percussion & objects. Recorded at “La Muse en Circuit” on november 21, 2004.
Euro 15,50

Rossbin (Italy) :

Mike Cooper “Metal Box” [cd] For the past 40 years, Mike Cooper has been an international musical explorer, performing and recording, solo and in a number of inspired groupings and a variety of genres. Initially a folk-blues guitarist and singer songwriter his work has diversified to include improvised and electronic music, live music for silent films, radio art and sound installations. He is also a music journalist, writing features for magazines, particularly on Pacific music and musicians, a visual artist, film and video maker, collector of Hawaiian shirts and appears on more than 60 records to date. Recorded 2004 at The Steelworks in Rome apart from ‘Standard De-Lux’ which was recorded, reconstructed and mixed by Robin Schmidt in 2003 in Melbourne.
Euro 10,00

Spekk (Japan) :

Boca Raton “Enzo / Further” [cd] Enzo / Further is a split piece. Further, being the overlapping result of the basic elements provided through Enzo, being a number of shorter tracks, displaying several compositional ideas. Further brings these experiments together and melts them into one entity. It streams through several musical stages and spherical impression, creating an intriguing sonic blend. After several CDR , compilation and 7″ – adventures, “Enzo/ Further” is the first album by Boca Raton.
Euro 15,50

Andrey Kiritchenko?”True Delusion” [cd] “Ten months passed between conceiving the idea and the beginning of experiments with minimalist harmonic overtones made with acoustic guitar in the beginning of 2004 and the end of work on True Delusion album in late 2004. The first six of them were the months of thinking and contemplation, traveling and trial recording of instruments in habitable rooms and kitchens, recording and auditing of rural nature sounds by night and by day. The very idea was simple at first. I meant to play the guitar experimenting with minimalist harmonic overtones. Meanwhile I tried to take deep rhythmic breaths timed with guitar sounds. The result was almost meditative, as the guitar buzzing sound was slowly fading out and the body felt close to hyperventilated. However, in view of my desire to further progress with composition, I decided to go beyond repetition and minimalism. Later the album progressed in terms of the similar use of the piano. It was not exactly harmonic overtones, but the sound was slow, melodic and minimalist, so the album can be conventionally divided into two parts.”
Euro 15,50

Squint Fucker Press (Canada) :

Françoise Blanchot (alias Alexandre St-Onge) “L’ amitié ou les rumeurs insoutenables du désir” [cd] L’inconnu(e)? vous demande comment le sentiment d’aimer pourrait survenir. Vous n’en savez rien. Personne ne sait. Elle vous répond : peut-être d’une faille dans la logique de l’univers. Elle dit : par exemple d’une erreur. Elle dit : jamais d’un vouloir.
alexandre st-onge : électroniques, voix, contrebasse, percussions, piano, saxophone, guitare, boîtes à rythme et orgue. avec les voix de : marie-douce st-jacques, kathryn jutras, maryse poulin, rachel levine, tamar tembeck, anni lawrence et madeleine tellier-craig. CD wrapped in string holding a piece of a toy animal, silk screened cover.
Euro 15,50

Edgar Olivier Charles “Et ses apparitions” [cd] Interpretation is deeper than archeology. Of course it reveals an unnoticed content, older, more ancient, secret. A secret buried in the earth. But the true meaning of a partition or of an instrument or of a sexual body is a text to come. A text potentially contains more than a given translation….Evidence of the permanent mutations of ghosts emanating from the ex-tasis of time…In order to present an aspect of what lied unnoticed and infinitely buried and deducible, thru as many possibilities of translation, within matter created and ‘finalized’ by someone else, it was first necessary for me to present the earth in which I had dug. What are these ruins we are looking at? Those ruins we are reading? What is this that has been ruined by time, myself being an agent of time, a form of erosion? There you go. It’s so so serious, no? says the voice. Well, for him it’s an obsession answers the other…
Edgar Olivier Charles is more often manifested under the name Roger Tellier-Craig. Together, and through each other, they remember the others, deforming them here and there, like this or that…CD in jewel case with bits of other broken jewel cases taped to the front of it.
Euro 15,50


Giuseppe Ielasi – Fringes Recordings