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ULTRAMARINE

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Experimental / Improv label from South Italy, founded by Silvia Kastel in 2009. The catalogue includes releases by Kastel herself and Ninni Morgia, collaborations with Kommissar Hjuler and Mama Bär and a number of fine tapes (by Bill Horist, Blood Stereo and others).

 
"Those familiar with Amsterdam-based artist Raymond Dijkstra know how charming and mysterious his works are: mostly released on his own Le Souffleur imprint, they come in very limited runs, beautiful packaging with a very distinct style, like they're from an ancient, ...
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UM024 | ULTRAMARINE

"Pick-Up is the Dutch duo of Frans de Waard (electronics) and Martin Luiten (resonator guitar). Both are longtime figures in the European experimental music scene since the mid 80's. Martin and Frans started their duo Pick-up in 2008 and worked together intensely for ...
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UM020 | ULTRAMARINE

"Eleven new & previously unreleased songs from BeNe GeSSeRiT, the cult Belgian minimal synth duo of Alain Neffe (various instruments including synth, beats, loops, strings.) and Nadine Bal (vocals). Alain started his Insane Music imprint back in 1981, he is a key figure ...
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UM023 | ULTRAMARINE

"The mythical LAFMS collective Smegma really needs no introduction, where would we all be without them? How many bands were so ahead of their time (1973!), and have been for so long, like Smegma have? Well, here they are with a brand new LP of their famous mix of free ...
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UM021 | ULTRAMARINE

"Underground's finest couple formed by Dylan Nyoukis and Karen Constance are here to delight us with a massive mind-hammering tape, originally out in a uber-limited 4xCS boxset on their own Chocolate Monk label. A fair where Muezzin Nyoukis will twist & pull your ...
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UM019 | ULTRAMARINE

"Hailing from Brighton, Bolide is an electro-acoustic improvising sextet formed in 2007. Main members are Spiceberg (aka Daniel Spicer), Tom Roberts, The Sultan and members of Prick Decay, F. Ampism, etc. Imagine going to a huge locals-only market outside the Medina, ...
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UM018 | ULTRAMARINE

"Guitarist Bill Horist from Seattle is most well known for his solo work and for playing with Masters Musicians of Bukkake (with Alan Bishop and Charlie Gocher of Sun City Girls), Bill Frisell, Chris Corsano, C Spencer Yeh, KK Null and lots more. Musically, he is known ...
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UM017 | ULTRAMARINE

"Brand is the new trio of Gary Smith (guitar), Silvia Kastel (voice and synth), Ninni Morgia (guitar). Gary Smith is a heavyweight improviser, stereo guitar pioneer, Aufgehoben guitarist and played in the Bill Fay Group. He has worked and recorded with Hugh Hopper, ...
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UM012 | ULTRAMARINE

"Thirty minutes of guitar delirium from Italy's finest avant guitarist. Morgia starts off in his own unique warped way, with a noise psych intro filled with fiery bendings and his signature wild distortion. Then the guitar gets modulated until it's filtered and thinned ...
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UM013 | ULTRAMARINE

"Twenty-three wonderful pieces recorded live in a tower in Tuscany, in which master percussionist Marcello Magliocchi plays sound sculptures by Andrea Dami, made of various metals including iron, brass, copper, steel, aluminium and featuring other elements like strings, ...
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UM011 | ULTRAMARINE

"Guitarist Ninni Morgia, after playing with countless improvisers such as Peter Evans, Daniel Carter, William Parker and lots others, is here in a duo together with master Italian drummer and percussionist Marcello Magliocchi. Magliocchi has been active since the early ...
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UM009 | ULTRAMARINE

""Two Couples" is the collaboration between German artists/performers Kommissar Hjuler and Mama Baer and the Italian musicians Ninni Morgia (guitar) and Silvia Kastel (synth and voice). Kommissar Hjuler and Mama Baer are known for their provocatice, neo- dadaesque, ...
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UM008 | ULTRAMARINE

"This double vinyl slab features Italian guitarist Ninni Morgia, in duet with free jazz bassist William Parker. Listeners expecting standard jazz chords, or even skronk that obeys the rules of 21st Century avant improv, will be thrown off stride by what they hear. ...
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UM007 | ULTRAMARINE

"Chora is the British duo of Rob Lye and Ben Morris. Their music is a gorgeous mix of psychedelic free-form improvisation and ecstatic free jazz, with hypnotic percussion, cymbals, bowed instruments, eerie reeds, and an overall ritualistic, shamanic vibe. Quivers are ...
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UM006 | ULTRAMARINE

"Temperatures are a London-based duo formed by Peter Blundell (bass, voice) and James Dunn (drums, synth). Blundell's rumbling delayed bass runs against Dunn's bursting drums that simultaneously trigger an unruly ARP 2600. Vocals are both muffled and shouting at times ...
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UM004 | ULTRAMARINE

"Brooklyn-based guitarist Ninni Morgia (Quivers, The Right Moves), in this occasion with multi-instrumentalist Daniel Carter, one of the most active and talented musicians of New York's free jazz community who has played, among others, with Sun Ra, Sunny Murray, Matthew ...
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UM005 | ULTRAMARINE

"Electric guitarist Chris Forsyth (Peeesseye) and organist Shawn Edward Hansen (Phantom Limb & Bison) run rock music through a filter of transcendental experimentalism and improvisatory nerve. The result is a disorienting, psychedelic, and beautiful realignment of rock ...
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UM002 | ULTRAMARINE

"Brooklyn-based trio formed by guitarist Ninni Morgia (ex-La Otracina, QUIVERS), drummer Kevin Shea (Talibam!) and bassist Stuart Popejoy (Bassoon). This is their second album, the first one featured Peter Evans on trumpet. Their music is a mix of psychedelic rock, free ...
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UM001 | ULTRAMARINE

"Amolvacy is Aaron Moore from Volcano the Bear, Dave Nuss from No-Neck Blues Band and Sheila 16 of the Laboratory Theater Group, NYC. The band creates compositions from its improvisations centered around strong elemental percussion, radical theatrical vocals and ...
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UM003 | ULTRAMARINE