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"Norwegian musicians Lasse Marhaug and Jon Wesseltoft team up for a computer duo. Pretty abstract but not too noisy computer music this. Marhaug is well known in the field of noise music but has frequently drifted into other areas such as improvisation and jazz, ...
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HOL109 | HOLIDAYS RECORDS

"On January 30, 1970 Henning Christiansen and Bjorn Norgaard - a figure nearly radical as Christiansen himself - hit the Danish national consciousness when a large portion of the Danish population watched a TV broadcast performance piece in protest to the Vietnam War. ...
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HOL111 | HOLIDAYS RECORDS

""I have worked together with sheep before" - says Henning Christiansen - introducing the performance he did in front of the Brucknerhaus in Linz in July 1988. But this time he went beyond, building a "Concert-Castle" with hay blocks where thirty sheep could perform ...
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HOL106 | HOLIDAYS RECORDS

second edition 500 copies on black, 16 page booklet with lyrics and translations "First time available since its original release on the Italian Ri-Fi label, Maria Monti's 1974 LP Il Bestario is a rare item even in its native country. Monti is an Italian singer and ...
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HOL105 | HOLIDAYS RECORDS

"Featuring some of the most innovative players from Beirut, Cairo and Istanbul, Karkhana met for the first time in Beirut in 2014, bringing together influences from the three major experimental music scenes of the region and beyond. Through their live shows, the band's ...
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HOL113 | HOLIDAYS RECORDS

"Another wonderful live session by the multi-instrumentalist Maurizio Abate, captured by Ulrich Rois (Bird People) in 2014 during his exhibition at the old location of the art association eLaSTiCo - in the centre of Bologna - then mixed and edited by Maurizio himself. ...
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HOL087 | HOLIDAYS RECORDS

"The Squadra Omega teams up again revealing itself in the shape of a trio composed - exactly as for the session which gave birth to Il serpente nel cielo - by OmegaFrank (drums), OmegaG8 (bass, electronics) and OmegaMatt (guitar, organ, sax and electronics). An ...
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HOL107 | HOLIDAYS RECORDS

"Working at the vinyl release of the Trio Prosodico we had the chance to meet Arrigo Lora-Totino and to go with him through his archive of reel tapes and unreleased material, bumping into these two pieces belonging to a completely different nature compared to the ones ...
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HOL098 | HOLIDAYS RECORDS

"Istanbul-based free music ensemble Konstrukt perform alongside special guest Alexander Hawkins building the perfect groove in a sweaty Cafe OTO on August 10th 2015. Two sets from the same night, each a 40 minute long improvisation. First set is a psychedelic warm-up ...
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HOL103 | HOLIDAYS RECORDS

"In Summer 2015 A L'ARME! Festival invited Konstrukt to perform with William Parker and we teamed up with Matt Bordin of Outside Inside Studio to invite the quartet to play two shows in Italy on their way to Berlin. Plans overlapped leaving two days off spent playing ...
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HOL102CD | HOLIDAYS RECORDS

"In Summer 2015 A L'ARME! Festival invited Konstrukt to perform with William Parker and we teamed up with Matt Bordin of Outside Inside Studio to invite the quartet to play two shows in Italy on their way to Berlin. Plans overlapped leaving two days off spent playing ...
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HOL102 | HOLIDAYS RECORDS

"The cycle of compositions collected under the title "Plane/Talea" reflect my interest in vocal polyphonic music. They envision an "impossible choir" constructed through the sampling of thousands of fragments and pieces of voices, my own and those of others, and their ...
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HOL096 | HOLIDAYS RECORDS

"Gherasim Luca was a Romanian-Jewish poet, co-founder and theorist of the Romanian Surrealist artists group. Harassed in his country, after World War II and a local exile he finally moved to Paris through Israel in 1952. His work on French language - characterized by ...
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HOL097 | HOLIDAYS RECORDS

"Four short compositions of the finest contemporary electro-acoustic concrete sound by this justifiably acclaimed duo consisting of Matteo Castro and Riccardo Mazza. Textured noise and field recordings manipulated with analogue tape creating a wall of distorted ...
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HOL088 | HOLIDAYS RECORDS

"Virginia Genta is a self-taught musician who plays all saxophones (tenor, soprano, baritone, alto) mainly known for being part of the astonishing Jooklo Duo, the project she shares with drummer David Vanzan since 2003, often playing as a drums and tenor duo, but ...
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HOL092 | HOLIDAYS RECORDS

"Recorded over two days yet retaining a continuous, immediate vibe, the Sessions feature a stirring quartet with Ertunc on piano, Dogan Dogusel at double bass, the young drummer Cem Tan, and Umut Caglar - a stalwart of the Konstrukt group - on reeds and percussion. In ...
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HOL100 | HOLIDAYS RECORDS

"Released in 1974 as a private press LP on Intex Records, this cosmic free jazz improvisation by this legendary trio guided by Hüseyin Ertunc - on drums - with his then-regular partners Michael Cosmic and Phil Musra - on saxophones and additional percussion - reveals ...
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HOL099 | HOLIDAYS RECORDS

DOGAN DOGUSEL / BARLAS TAN ÖZEMEK "Recorded live in front of a small audience on May 15th, 2011 at Eklisia - an old chapel built in the 17th century in Gümüslük, a small village near Bodrum - this improvisation features the Konstrukt collective - which is Korhan ...
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HOL095 | HOLIDAYS RECORDS

"Arrigo Lora-Totino is considered one of the fathers of Italian sound poetry. He's mostly known for having curated the anthology "Futura: Poesia Sonora" (Cramps Records, 1978), where he collected the voices of the most interesting sound poets of the twentieth century, ...
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HOL093 | HOLIDAYS RECORDS

"Fantastic sound poetry piece by Hartmut Geerken restringing the Sun Harp, the Ukranian bandura that Sun Ra gave him in 1971 when he visited Egypt for the first time. The acoustics of his manual workings emerge without any esthetic intention: the bandura's voluminous ...
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HOL094 | HOLIDAYS RECORDS

"Vinyl reissue of this great tribute to the poetry of Rimbaud and Verlaine made by our favorite French sorcerer, who exceptionally abandones his typical imaginary language to reinterpret six small poems in his own way, jumping from one musical genre to the other and ...
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HOL082 | HOLIDAYS RECORDS

"A meeting with the giant. In this live session recorded in 2014 the quartet's basic lineup reunites again with Peter Brötzmann, with whom they already teamed up recording the amazing studio album Dolunay (2008) and Eklisia Sunday (2011, also with Hüseyin Ertunç and ...
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HOL089 | HOLIDAYS RECORDS

"L'Arbre du Tenere, known in English as the Tree of Tenere, was a solitary acacia that was once considered the most isolated tree on Earth, standing alone for over 400 kilometers. It was a landmark on caravan routes through the Tenere region of the Sahara in Northeast ...
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HOL084 | HOLIDAYS RECORDS

"Konstrukt is the free jazz revelation of the last ten years.This incredible quartet of saxophonist Korhan Futaci, guitarist Umut Caglar, drummer Korhan Argüden and percussionist Özün Usta is blowing a real stream of fresh air, like the Art Ensemble of Chicago did in ...
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HOL078 | HOLIDAYS RECORDS

FEATURING JOHN TCHICAI "Third - and sadly last - chapter of the archival recordings fixed on tape by Hartmut Geerken during his stay in Kabul in the Seventies. Insistency! was recorded at the Goethe Institut of Kabul on same day of the duo session of Hyndukush Serenade ...
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HOL086 | HOLIDAYS RECORDS