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"ErstLive 006 is from the duo of Keith Rowe and Taku Unami, and took place on the first night of the Amplify 2008: light festival in Tokyo in September 2008. This was the first set theyšd ever played together. Keith Rowe: guitar, electronics. Taku Unami: computer with ...
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"Toshimaru Nakamura is one of the most distinguished and original voices in the world of electroacoustic improvisation, with a vast body of work built up over the past decade. The duo of English, Joe Foster and Bonnie Jones, formed in 2004 in Seoul, have developed their ...
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"Graham Lambkin and Jason Lescalleet are both highly respected artists, with small but intensely hardcore followings. Since 2001, they've been gradually moving closer towards realizing a collaborative project, and The Breadwinner is the result of two years of recording, ...
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ERSTWHILE052 | ERSTWHILE

Kai Fagaschinski: clarinet (right). Margareth Kammerer: vocals & guitars. Christof Kurzmannvocals: G3 and lloopp. Michael Thieke: clarinet (left). "The Magic I.D. is a Berlin-based quartet exploring the juncture of song forms with abstract music. The band, consisting of ...
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ERSTPOPLP001 | ERSTWHILE

Kai Fagaschinski: clarinet (right). Margareth Kammerer: vocals & guitars. Christof Kurzmannvocals: G3 and lloopp. Michael Thieke: clarinet (left). "The Magic I.D. is a Berlin-based quartet exploring the juncture of song forms with abstract music. The band, consisting of ...
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ERSTPOP001 | ERSTWHILE

"This is Loren Mazzacane's new quartet, which has been playing gigs in NYC for the last year or so. It's 3 tracks, 56 minutes, and is a little more structured and rock-based than most of his solo work. The record is culled from the six or so shows we recorded live. ...
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VHF - EXTRACTS (CD)

"Quiet, intense, saturated improv not miles away from AMM or Such. Personnel: Graham Halliwell (alto saxophone, percussion), Simon H. Fell (double bass), Simon Vincent (drums, tone generator)." "VHF utilise the classic line up of the power free jazz trio, but use their ...
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ERSTWHILE001 | ERSTWHILE

The World Turned Upside Down documents their first meeting as a trio (and the first meeting ever between Rowe and Sugimoto), captured in vivid detail in concert at Les Instants Chavirés in October of '99. The performance builds upon Sugimoto's guitar reflections, with ...
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ERSTWHILE005 | ERSTWHILE

"ErstLive 005 is from the quartet of Keith Rowe, Sachiko M, Toshimaru Nakamura, and Otomo Yoshihide, the centerpiece show of AMPLIFY 2004: addition, the 'four hour quartet'. ErstLive 005 contains three individually packaged slimline CDs in a slipcase with original ...
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ERSTLIVE005 | ERSTWHILE

"ErstLive 003 is from the duo of Burkhard Stangl and Christof Kurzmann, titled 'schnee_live', the final show on the last night of AMPLIFY 2004: addition. Stangl and Kurzmann began working as a duo in late 1999, releasing Schnee in 2000, and playing numerous concerts ...
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ERSTLIVE003 | ERSTWHILE

ErstLive 002 is from the quartet of Keith Rowe, Toshimaru Nakamura, Thomas Lehn and Marcus Schmickler, the final quartet performance in the Cologne half of AMPLIFY 2004: addition, also in May 2004. This was the quartet's first performance together. Personnel: Keith ...
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ERSTLIVE002 | ERSTWHILE

"ErstLive is a new series of releases from Erstwhile Records, documenting notable live sets associated with the label. The discs are designed to simulate a concert experience, each in the same template design using two colors chosen by the musicians involved, with a ...
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ERSTLIVE001 | ERSTWHILE

"Andrea Neumann began her musical career as a pianist; but she has since reduced her instrument to strings, resonance board, and metal frame. She also utilizes electronics to manipulate and amplify the sounds, some of which would be otherwise inaudible. Because the ...
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ERSTWHILE026 | ERSTWHILE

"Peter Rehberg (computer); Marcus Schmickler (digital synthesizer, computer). Peter Rehberg (Pita) and Marcus Schmickler have been two of the leaders in the electronic revolution of the last fifteen years, both on their own and in collaboration with others. One (Snow ...
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ERSTWHILE051 | ERSTWHILE

"Keith Rowe's latest release, The Room, marks the third full-length solo recording of his career, following A Dimension of Perfectly Ordinary Reality (1989) and Harsh (1999). Each of these prior recordings marked the end of a phase of Rowe's work just before he switched ...
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ERSTSOLO001 | ERSTWHILE

"eRikm and Dieb13 are two of the most prominent and well-respected experimental turntablists in the world, both working in a wide range of contexts, from the classical world to club DJing. Over the last two years, they have begun frequently working as a duo, and chaos ...
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ERSTWHILE049 | ERSTWHILE

"Ielasi and Sciajno met in 1997, while searching for similarly minded musicians with which to collaborate. They began working in trio with Ruggero Radaele, later expanding to an acoustic quartet with Christian Alati, as documented on their Leo Lab release. Over the last ...
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"Rowe and Nakamura first began collaborating in 2001, and since then they have developed into ideal partners, perfectly balanced from decidedly different perspectives, a consummate rapport without lapsing into predictability. Since Weather Sky was released in 2001, they ...
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4G - 4G (2CD)

The Four Gentlemen of the guitar are: Keith Rowe: guitar, electronics; Oren Ambarchi: guitar, electronics; Christian Fennesz: guitar, computer; Toshimaru Nakamura: no input mixing board. "In mid-2004, they formed the Four Gentlemen of the Guitar (4g), and played a ...
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ERSTWHILE046 | ERSTWHILE

"Julien Ottavi and Dion Workman are two of the most extreme of the younger wave of sonic explorers, pushing the boundaries of sound and art. Ottavi hails from Nantes, France and Workman from New Zealand, but their overlapping concerns and aesthetics have drawn them ...
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ERSTWHILE045 | ERSTWHILE

"Müller and Akiyama first played together in the What Is Music? Festival in Melbourne, Australia in 2002. They later performed in Auckland, Tokyo and NYC, before recording Points and Slashes in April 2004 in Tokyo. Points and Slashes comprises six distinct pieces, warm ...
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ERSTWHILE044 | ERSTWHILE

Good Morning Good Night is their first meeting as a trio. Recorded in August of 2003, the double CD contains essentially the full recording sessions, four tracks totalling over 100 minutes. Good Morning Good Night is a very conscious step in a new direction, an attempt ...
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ERSTWHILE042 | ERSTWHILE

"Trumpeters Axel Dörner and Franz Hautzinger transcend many of the aesthetic and geographical factions that have evolved over four decades of European free improv, contributing their gorgeous tones to a wide variety of contexts. On A View From The Window, they join ...
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ERSTWHILE041 | ERSTWHILE

Recorded in May 2002 in Nantes, Live at the LU finds the two musicians revisiting old pathways, further exploring territory they've separately mapped on records such as The Crypt, Harsh, and Hotel Paral.lel. Together they construct a soundworld that is jagged yet ...
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ERSTWHILE043 | ERSTWHILE

the first recording of Durrant exclusively using a computer, and points to a new direction for the London scene, one more organic and less directly rooted in the free improvisation of the 1980's. open largely consists of tiny, connected events, never drifting into ...
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