Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Bear, Bertucci Duo - Controlled Burn





Released in May 2012 via Peira on a very limited run of one hundred CDs, the latest offering from Chicago based experimental Jazz outfit Ed Bear and Lea Bertucci, who also work under the name Twistycat, is called “Controlled Burn”. It is a master class in improvisational techniques and free form sounds.

About the duo

The duo base their act round the coupling of electro-acoustic woodwind instruments of bass clarinet and baritone saxophone and use a blend of feedback techniques to produce a sound that is both intensely passionate and yearning, yet remaining strangely discordant.

They seek to try and stop the distance between audience and performer and break down the barriers that have been firmly put up in the past, which haven’t always allowed a strong connection between the two within this particular form of music.

On this latest album, they further their ideas of creating a harmony between sight and sound, with a collection of instrumentals that provoke thought and feeling, conjuring up many emotions and inspiring the listener to let their imagination flow as they hear what Bear and Bertucci call “post-industrial dissonance”.

The album

The tracks on the album create an innate sense of space and time, yet hold an immense energy within them that charges thoughts and feelings. The second track, “Scelsi Girls” is a prime example of this. It’s an experiment in long, droning notes with peaks and troughs.
The saxophone and clarinet feel like they are playing a game of cat and mouse in a way, chasing each other and trying to compete for supremacy over the almost four minute in length piece. The end of the track, though quite abrupt, brings a lulling sense of stillness and calm as if the battle between the two instruments has been fought and won.

At just over nine minutes, “Tooth” is the longest track on the album. It has a jarring quality to it, a sense of unease. Its wisps, crackles and disjointed feeling promote a feeling of anxiety within the listener, almost a sort of “who might be behind the door” horror movie aura that is very compelling.

The shortest track on the album is the sublime “Fanfare”, which in many ways is the most coherently structured piece of the entire work. Listening to it brings a memory of Michael Nyman and his use of woodwind instrumentation in his film score for “The Draughtsman’s Contract”. It has a beautifully rolling structure to it, a repetitive melody which makes it easy to recognise and remember. In some ways, it felt as if it was almost too short and that it could have carried on and developed for a much longer time frame without becoming too much.

“Rare Earths” is a quiet, slow burner, once it swings into action it pulls the listener in with an intense, swirling maelstrom of noise. At first, it feels like it might ever start. It jolts the listener into awareness at around fifty seconds with a high pitched note to make its presence felt. It has a beautiful juxtaposition of elongated, high notes that jostle with an undercurrent of crackling and fizzing. At one point, the two are engaged in a battle that feels like cold air and warm air before a thunderstorm might do. It’s sometimes an uncomfortable listen.
There is a gentle lull at around six minutes thirty in which it becomes, quieter, less piercing, more fluid in it’s movement. Then it charges up again for a final flourish that ends on a droning note that lasts for around forty seconds, before quietly fading.

Where can the album be purchased?

The tracks from the album can be downloaded from the duo’s Bandcamp page here, as well as purchased from Peira Records website. For an intense experience that combines dissonance with jazz and electro-acoustic instrumentation, then Bear, Bertucci Duo should be listened to, bought and loved. For more information, news, back catalogue details and a list of previous and forthcoming events that the duo are participating in, then their website can be visited by following this link here. Lea Bertucci also has her own website with videos, news and contact information which can be accessed here.
It’s well worth a look for anyone that really likes what they’ve heard via Twistycat or would like to further explore a new experience in jazz.

(Review by Eve Raphael)

Eve is a music aficionado, spiritualist and writer who's always interested in opening up to new sounds and experiences. By day she writes on behalf of a number of health and nutrition sites such as a grass fed whey specialist and an organic coffee retailer.

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Ed Bear: baritone saxophone
Lea Bertucci: bass clarinet

Label: Peira
Cat. #: PM12
Format: CD-R
Release date: 05/2012

Tracklist:
01 - Somniferum (06:12)
02 - Scelsi Girls (03:43)
03 - Tooth (09:08)
04 - Fanfare (01:24)
05 - Things Have To Change (07:38)
06 - Rare Earths (08:47)
07 - Lines And Sirens (08:56)
08 - Please (05:16)


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Latest releases on Peira:


Naranjo, Stankova, Young Trio - Verdure Into Onyx
















Ivan Naranjo: electronics
Maria Stankova: electronics, voice
Katherine Young: bassoon, electronics

Cat. #: PM10
Format: CD-R
Release date: 02/2012

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Lonberg-Holm, Strid Duo - Discus And Plumbing
















Fred Lonberg-Holm: cello
Raymond Strid: drums

Cat. #: PM11
Format: CD-R
Release date: 02/2012

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Bear, Bertucci Duo - Controlled Burn
















Ed Bear: baritone saxophone
Lea Bertucci: bass clarinet

Cat. #: PM12
Format: CD-R
Release date: 05/2012

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Mythic Birds - The Name By Which The World Knows Them
















Keefe Jackson: bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet
Brian Labycz: modular synthesizer
Jeff Kimmel: bass clarinet
Jason Stein: bass clarinet

Cat. #: PM13
Format: CD-R
Release date: 05/2012

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Duplant, Héraud, Wooley Trio - Movement And Immobility

















Bruno Duplant: electroacoustic device, percussion
Julien Héraud: alto saxophone
Nate Wooley: trumpet

Cat. #: PM14
Format: CD-R
Release date: 09/2012

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Russell, Lonberg-Holm Duo - Home

















John Russell: acoustic guitar
Fred Lonberg-Holm: cello

Cat. #: PM15
Format: CD-R
Release date: 09/2012

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Gregorio, Roebke, Labycz Trio - Without Titles

















Guillermo Gregorio: clarinet
Jason Roebke: contrabass
Brian Labycz: modular synthesizer

Cat. #: PM16
Format: CD-R
Release date: 12/2012

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Gregorio, Giallorenzo Duo - Multiverse

















Guillermo Gregorio: Bb clarinet, alto clarinet
Paul Giallorenzo: piano, prepared piano

Cat. #: PM17
Format: CD-R
Release date: 12/2012

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Jeremiah Cymerman, Frantz Loriot - Seven Bridges

















Jeremiah Cymerman: clarinet
Frantz Loriot: violin

Cat. #: PM18
Format: CD-R
Release date: 02/2013

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Steve Beresford, Martin Küchen, Ståle Liavik Solberg - Three Babies

















Steve Beresford: piano, objects
Martin Küchen: sopranino saxophone
Ståle Liavik Solberg: drums, percussion

Cat. #: PM19
Format: CD-R
Release date: 02/2013

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Jim Baker, Guillermo Gregorio, Michael Thieke, Michael Zerang - Sack Of Rice

















Michael Thieke: clarinet
Guillermo Gregorio: clarinet
Jim Baker: synthesizer
Michael Zerang: percussion

Cat. #: PM20
Format: CD-R
Release date: 06/2013

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Tim Daisy, Jason Stein - Bascule

















Tim Daisy: drums
Jason Stein: bass clarinet

Cat. #: PM21
Format: CD-R
Release date: 06/2013

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Links:
Ed Bear
 
Lea Bertucci
Peira

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Ernesto Diaz-Infante - Emilio / Civilian Life




About two years ago, this blog dealt for the first time with Ernesto Diaz-Infante, by reviewing "Our Faceless Empire", collaborative release, later included among the best of 2010.
After that, Ernesto (read this previous post) released two works, "Emilio" and "Civilian Life", respectively published in late 2011 and early 2012, the first on Kendra Steiner Editions, the second on his own label, Pax Recordings.

"Emilio" (the title comes from the name of Ernesto's uncle) consists of 32 untitled free-form sketches, each with a small duration, ranging from a few seconds to two minutes, for a total length of around half an hour.
A set of freehand drawings, each endowed with distinctive features: Diaz-Infante succeeds in giving uniqueness to the tracks, avoiding the risk of redundancy, likely consequence of playing only one instrument, in this case the bajo sexto. That's a valuable addition, that's so for "Emilio".
The mosaic structure of the work does not preclude the possibility to notice a linear sequence of performance. On the contrary, the miniatures can be easily inserted into a logical framework of composition.

What comes out are sounds in multifarious forms: sometimes the strings are gently touched by fingers or slightly scratched with objects, at times they seem to speak in a pleasant tone. Sometimes the contact is even more detectable: the instrument is used in a percussive way.
The results vary from peaceful, hypnotic passages to droning textures, whereas, in other circumstances, the sounds become harsh, hollow, even noisy.

An interesting exercise of improvisation, highly spontaneous, that also highlights Ernesto's skill and mastery of the medium.



Label: Kendra Steiner Editions
Cat. #: KSE #206
Format: CD-R
Release date: 12/2011

Tracklist:
01-32 - Emilio I-XXXII (32:42)









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Just a few months after "Emilio", Diaz-Infante released "Civilian Life".
Tangible differences with the previous disc here, from both conceptual and methodological perspectives.
Ernesto describes this work as a collection of mantra guitar recordings, embracing a period of nine years (from 2003 to 2011).
Thirteen pieces created by using a large number of instruments: acoustic and amplified bajo sexto, various types of acoustic guitars, singing bowl, electronic tanpura. Environmental recordings are marginally present (in the first track and in "A Gentle Reminder").

The album's common thread appears to be the concept of repetition applied to the sound, and here you can find some good examples of that: a measured pace in "Sun Hypnotic!", pure fluidity in "Easy To Disappear Into This Fog", a waving movement in "The Morning Sun Pours Through The Window", an echoing resonance in " Memories, Like Clouds . . .", the sonic balance of "JT".

In some segments the main theme is interpreted and put into practice literally ("Palais Idéal", "Shellacking The Sidewalk") or expressed in a more articulate manner, rather digressive: that's the case of "Yerba Buena", long piece, full of energy and motion.
A rhythmic acceleration as leading factor in "La Casa Encendida", that offers a lilting tune taking up the entirety of the track, bringing to mind an ancient ballad.
"The Pedestrian Tunnel At The Conservatory Of Flowers" is rich in simplicity: an acoustic guitar treads the path, very little notes, recurring, a melancholic ambiance that comes to life.
"Small Halo", only 27 seconds, closes this excellent album, further proof, if any were necessary, of great artistic inspiration conveyed in music.
Quality that Ernesto Diaz-Infante possesses.



Label: Pax Recordings
Cat. #: PR90290
Format: CD
Release date: 02/2012

Tracklist:
01 - Welcome To San Francisco (00:37)
02 - Sun Hypnotic! (03:29)
03 - Easy To Disappear Into This Fog (08:26)
04 - Yerba Buena (12:23)
05 - A Gentle Reminder (00:21)
06 - The Morning Sun Pours Through The Window (01:59)
07 - Palais Idéal (04:10)
08 - Memories, Like Clouds . . . (02:06)
09 - JT (01:45)
10 - La Casa Encendida (07:50)
11 - Shellacking The Sidewalk (02:02)
12 - The Pedestrian Tunnel At The Conservatory Of Flowers (03:28)
13 - Small Halo (00:27)














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Discography:
  • Itz'at (1997, Pax Recordings, PR90245)
  • Tepeu (1998, Pax Recordings, PR90247)
  • Ucross Journal (1999, Pax Recordings, PR90249)
  • Pith Balls And Inclined Planes (2000, pfMENTUM, CD005) (w/ Jeff Kaiser)
  • Solus (2000, Pax Recordings, PR90250)
  • Wires And Wooden Boxes (2001, Pax Recordings, PR90252) (w/ Chris Forsyth)
  • Crashing The Russian Renaissance (2002, Pax Recordings, PR90253) (w/ Alex Rudis, André Custodio)
  • 'march' (2002, Pax Recordings, PR90256) (w/ Chris Forsyth)
  • Untitled (2002, AZA Foreign Lands, aza 003)
  • Long Await Between Collapsed Lungs (2003, Pax Recordings, PR90257) (w/ Pablo St. Chaos, Bohol)
  • Grand Mal (2003, Pax Recordings, bar 1234/pax) (w/ Kyle Bruckmann, John Shiurba, Karen Stackpole)
  • Ernesto Diaz-Infante (2003, Pax Recordings, PR90259)
  • (As Is Stated... Before Known) (2003, Evolving Ear / Pax Recordings, EE07 / PR90263) (w/ Chris Forsyth)
  • All The States Between (2004, Pax Recordings, PR90262) (w/ Matt Hannafin)
  • Mirrors On The Crisis Of The Moment (2005, Stasisfield, SF-4003)
  • Reverberations From Spring Past (2006, Pax Recordings, PR90281) (w/ Marcos Fernandes, Robert Montoya, Rent Romus)
  • CRR Live (2007, Pax Recordings, PR90268) (w/ Alex Rudis, André Custodio)
  • Our Faceless Empire (2010, Pax Recordings, PR90289) (w/ Manuel Mota, Gino Robair, Ernesto Rodrigues)
  • Emilio (2011, Kendra Steiner Editions, KSE #206)
  • Civilian Life (2012, Pax Recordings, PR90290) 
  • At The KSE 6th Anniversary Concert (2013, Kendra Steiner Editions, KSE #255) (w/ Lisa Cameron, Lee Dockery)
  • A Hallowed Shell Of Ash And Rust (2013, Erototox Decodings, etd0021) (w/ Helena Espvall)
  • Wistful Entrance, Wistful Exit (2014, Kendra Steiner Editions, KSE #279)
  • Sol Et Terra (2015, Kendra Steiner Editions, KSE #299) (w/ Lisa Cameron)
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    Appears on:
    • Triangle - Triangle (Moving Lines Recordings, 001)
    • Left Coast Improv Group - Left Coast Improv Group (Jimzeen Productions, CD1003)
    • The Abstractions - Sonic Conspiracy (2002, Edgetone Records, EDT4012)
    • Left Coast Improv Group - April-May 2002 (2002, Edgetone Records, EDT4014)
    • rev.99 - Everything Changed After 7-11 (2002, Pax Recordings, PR90255)
    • VV.AA. - Soun - An Anonymous And Random Compilation / Composition (2003, Gameboy Records, GB34)
    • Moe! Staiano's MOE!KESTRA! - Two Forms of Multitudes: Conducted Improvisations (2003, Pax Recordings, PR90261)
    • The Abstractions - Ars Vivende (2003, Edgetone Records / Pax Recordings, EDT4019 / PR90260)
    • Dave Tucker West Coast Group - Tenderloin (2004, Pax Recordings, PR90264)
    • Muck - Roc (2004, Pax Recordings, PR90272)
    • The Abstractions - Novo Navigatio (2004, Edgetone Records / Pax Recordings, EDT4027 / PR90275)
    • United Satanic Apache Front - Fuck Your Freedom (2005, Adversary Recordings, ADV 006)
    • Voices In The Wilderness - Dissenting Soundscapes And Songs Of G.W.'s America (2006, Pax Recordings, PR90276)
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    Tracks appear on:
    • VV.AA. - NFCD (1997, X-UNITS, XUN002) track: Excerpt From Tryptich, Panel One (w/ David Dvorin)
    • VV.AA. - Microcassettor Volume One (2001, Sounds From The Pocket, ps/1) track: Sawdust And Streets
    • VV.AA. - Sounds For Collector Scum (2002, The Seagull Label, 018) track: The Long Road To Royalty
    • VV.AA. - Noises For The Limb - A Tribute To The Bonzo Dog Band (2003, Wood Records, WD69) track: 11 Mustachioed Daughters
    • VV.AA. - Praeface (2003, Praemedia, praecd001) track: Electostatic Blues (w/ Lance Grabmiller)
    • VV.AA. - Eld Rich Palmer Off-Line (2004, Eld Rich Palmer, --) track: On The Corner (Market And Sixth)
    • VV.AA. - Mandorla Autumn Tunes Net-Collection Vol. 2 (2007, Mandorla Netlabel, MNL 011) track: En El Otono De La Vida  
    • VV.AA. - KSE 10th Anniversary Album (2016, Kendra Steiner Editions, KSE #331) track: The Lovers
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    Ernesto Diaz-Infante @ the Luggage Store Gallery, SF, 2/9/12


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    Links:
    Ernesto Diaz-Infante
    Kendra Steiner Editions
    Pax Recordings

    Tuesday, May 15, 2012

    Labels: Obs






    Obs (short form of "Observatoire") is a Russian label (Rostov-based) born from the ashes of "Observatory Records" and maintaining substantial continuity with this one.
    In fact, Observatory was discontinued in 2007, thirteen releases to its credit, and the number 14 marked the start of a new chapter entitled "Observatoire".

    A third, further phase took shape in late 2011, under the current name, "Obs".

    The label, active since 2005 and steadily run by Denis Shapovalov, artist (Adriva, Enmerkar, Matter and Sunchariot are projects he was involved in) as well as graphic designer (see below some artworks created by him), after a year of silence (2010), has made a significant comeback and consequently expanded considerably its catalogue.

    Twelve valuable records released thus far since the last restart, the participation of names often mentioned in these pages (Ben Owen, Richard Garet) and other outstanding figures of the experimental scene (Andrea Marutti, Chris Whitehead, Five Elements Music, Francisco Meirino, Gregory Büttner, Jim Haynes, Roel Meelkop etc.): here are some factors that have led to a growing recognition for Denis' efforts.

    Although these artists operate in different contexts and their conceptual approaches are anything but standardized, the label’s actual activity seems to show, as a recurring element, a predilection for works conceived through methods/means of experimentation privileging an intense use of concrete materials as sources, mostly submitted to post-processing techniques or somehow manipulated.
    In addition, a firm choice to highlight new forms of electroacoustic improvisation.

    Check out below the complete catalogue, consisting of three sets. The first section (Observatory Records) includes numbers from 001 to 013, whereas the titles from 014 to 025 are related to the second period (Observatoire) and finally the recent releases (starting with the number 026) are placed into Obs.
    You will also find some hi-res scans, have a look at them.

    Spiritual Archives is grateful to Denis Shapovalov for his precious collaboration.


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    Founder: Denis Shapovalov
    Location: Rostov-on-Don, Russia
    Area: Ambient, Electroacoustic, Experimental, Field Recordings
    Website: http://abser1.narod2.ru/

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    Catalogues:

    I. Observatory Records


    Sunchariot - Right Sun / Ritual Head
















    Cat. #: 001
    Format: CD-R
    Release date: 2005
    Notes: limited edition of 40 copies

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    Sunchariot - Exzorcizm
















    Cat. #: 002
    Format: CD-R
    Release date: 2005
    Notes: limited edition of 55 copies

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    Sunchariot / Adriva - Komodia / Ognezmei

















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    Cat. #: 003
    Format: Cassette, C90
    Release date: 2005
    Notes:

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    Adriva - Losung
















    Cat. #: 004
    Format: CD-R
    Release date: 2007
    Notes: limited edition of 33 copies

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    Adriva - Equites
















    Cat. #: 005
    Format: CD-R
    Release date: 2007
    Notes: limited edition of 38 copies

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    Sunchariot - Fictio

















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    Cat. #: 006
    Format: CD-R
    Release date: 2006
    Notes: limited edition of 40 copies

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    Sunchariot - Ruina Atrasiab
















    Cat. #: 007
    Format: CD-R
    Release date: 2007
    Notes: limited edition of 10 copies

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    Adriva - Ognezmei
















    Cat. #: 008
    Format: CD-R
    Release date: 2007
    Notes: limited edition of 8 copies

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    Matter - Untitled
















    Cat. #: 009
    Format: CD-R
    Release date: 2007
    Notes: limited edition of 11 copies

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    Enmerkar - Untitled

















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    Cat. #: 010
    Format: CD-R
    Release date: 2007
    Notes: limited edition of 18 copies

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    Adriva - Issin
















    Cat. #: 011
    Format: 3" CD-R
    Release date: 2007
    Notes: limited edition of 40 copies

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    Enmerkar - Untitled

















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    Cat. #: 012
    Format: CD-R
    Release date: 2007
    Notes: limited edition of 20 copies

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    Adriva - Equites Mini
















    Cat. #: 013
    Format: CD-R
    Release date: 2007
    Notes: limited edition of 30 copies

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    II. Observatoire

    Matter - Pinkly Lips
















    Cat. #: 014
    Format: CD-R
    Release date: 2007
    Notes: limited edition of 50 copies

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    Sunchariot - Eidyllion Δ
















    Cat. #: 015
    Format: 3" CD-R
    Release date: 2007
    Notes: limited edition of 36 copies

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    Sunchariot - Komodia / Eidyllion / Eikon




































































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    Cat. #: 016
    Format: Cassette, C90
    Release date: 2007
    Notes: limited edition of 36 copies

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    Sunchariot - Komodia Δ
















    Cat. #: 017
    Format: 3" CD-R
    Release date: 2007
    Notes: limited edition of 36 copies

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    Adriva - Cuore
















    Cat. #: 018
    Format: CD-R
    Release date: 2008
    Notes: limited edition of 18 copies

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    Adriva - Adtasa
















    Cat. #: 019
    Format: CD-R
    Release date: 2008
    Notes: limited edition of 18 copies

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    L'Homme Eternel - Jour Gris De L'Homme Eternel
















    Cat. #: 020
    Format: CD-R
    Release date: 2008
    Notes: limited edition of 28 copies

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    L'Homme Eternel - Maladie Orientale
















    Cat. #: 021
    Format: CD-R
    Release date: 2008
    Notes: limited edition of 50 copies

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    Eduard Srapionov - Biologic
















    Cat. #: 022
    Format: CD-R
    Release date: 2008
    Notes: limited edition of 38 copies

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    Adriva - Oriens
















    Cat. #: 023
    Format: CD-R
    Release date: 2008
    Notes: limited edition of 38 copies

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    Adriva - Lacte Sessia
















    Cat. #: 024
    Format: CD-R
    Release date: 2008
    Notes: limited edition of 38 copies

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    VV.AA. - Idea Of South-Indian Picture
















    Cat. #: 025
    Format: CD-R
    Release date: 2009
    Notes: limited edition of 115 copies

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    III. Obs

    Placement & Adriva - Geometry In Distant Agriculture



















































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    Cat. #: obs * 026
    Format: CD
    Release date: 06/2011
    Notes: edition of 400 copies

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    Five Elements Music / Andrea Marutti / Jim Haynes - Tri-Ton



















































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    Cat. #: obs * 027
    Format: CD
    Release date: 2011
    Notes: edition of 400 copies

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    Five Elements Music & Denis Shapovalov - Steel Glares And Night Shadows



















































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    Cat. #: obs * 028
    Format: CD
    Release date: 2011
    Notes: edition of 500 copies

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    Ben Owen - Birds And Water, 2&3



















































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    Cat. #: obs * 029
    Format: CD
    Release date: 11/2011
    Notes: limited edition of 350 copies

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    Roel Meelkop & Takanobu Hoshino - Fukushima



















































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    Cat. #: obs * 030
    Format: CD
    Release date: 11/2011
    Notes: limited edition of 350 copies

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    Ofer Bymel & Gregory Büttner - Ripsnorter



















































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    Cat. #: obs * э | instrument 031
    Format: CD-R
    Release date: 02/2012
    Notes: limited edition of 250 copies

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    Chris Whitehead - Gryphaea



















































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    Cat. #: obs * 032
    Format: CD / Cassette
    Release date: 03/2012
    Notes: limited edition of 300 copies

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    Richard Garet - Silver



















































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    Cat. #: obs * 033
    Format: CD
    Release date: 03/2012
    Notes: limited edition of 300 copies

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    Takanobu Hoshino - A Sampling + 5





















































































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    Cat. #: obs * (л65) 034
    Format: CD
    Release date: 02/2012
    Notes: limited edition of 65 copies

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    Zero Centigrade - Umber






































































































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    Cat. #: obs * и | music 035
    Format: CD-R / Cassette
    Release date: 03/2012
    Notes: limited edition of 110 copies

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    Francisco Meirino - A While And Awhile




































































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    Cat. #: obs * 036
    Format: CD-R
    Release date: 03/2012
    Notes: limited edition of 100 copies

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    Emmanuel Mieville - Buddha - Anima - Asia

















    Cat. #: obs * э|tradition 037
    Format: CD / Cassette
    Release date: 05/2012
    Notes: limited edition of 300 copies

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    D'incise - Prairie

















    Cat. #: obs * e|миф 038
    Format: 2xCD-R
    Release date: 05/2012
    Notes: limited edition of 100 copies

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    ADR_VA - Voix De Mythe - Предчувствие - Ombre - Parties

















    Cat. #: obs * 039
    Format: CD-R
    Release date: 04/2012
    Notes: reissue, limited edition of 65 copies

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    VV.AA. - Archaic Variations - Localization
















    Cat. #: obs * v/a 040
    Format: CD
    Release date: 08/2012
    Notes: limited edition of 300 copies

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    Yannick Dauby / Hitoshi Kojo / Michael Northam - Корлигон
















    Cat. #: obs * и|миф 041
    Format: CD
    Release date: 08/2012
    Notes: limited edition of 300 copies

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    SALA - Plotina

















    Cat. #: obs * миф|(л65) 042
    Format: CD-R
    Release date: 10/2012
    Notes: limited edition of 65 copies

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    Vincent Laubeuf - The Poetics Of Vacuum 

















    Cat. #: obs * 043/OtO 003
    Format: CD
    Release date: 12/2012
    Notes: limited edition of 300 copies

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    Andrea Borghi - Vetrale

















    Cat. #: obs * instrument|(л65) 044
    Format: CD-R
    Release date: 01/2013
    Notes: limited edition of 65 copies

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    Zero Centigrade - Birch

















    Cat. #: obs * instrument|(л65) 045
    Format: CD-R
    Release date: 01/2013
    Notes: limited edition of 65 copies

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    Joris Rühl & Antez - Joris Rühl & Antez

















    Cat. #: obs * instrument|046
    Format: CD
    Release date: 03/2013
    Notes: limited edition of 150 copies

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    Miguel A. Garcia & Oier Iruretagoiena - Sohorna



















    Cat. #: obs * RD#1
    Format: CD-R
    Release date: 04/2013
    Notes: limited edition of 100 numbered copies

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    Olivier Dumont & Rodolphe Loubatière - Mouture


















    Cat. #: obs * RD#2
    Format: CD-R
    Release date: 07/2013
    Notes: limited edition of 100 numbered copies

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    Gintas K / David Ellis / Simon Tyszko, Masayuki Imanishi, Dasein - Gintas K / David Ellis / Simon Tyszko, Masayuki Imanishi, Dasein
















     
    Cat. #: obs * RD#3
    Format: 2xCD-R
    Release date: 10/2013
    Notes: limited edition of 100 numbered copies

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    Dante Tanzi - Double Miroir
















     
    Cat. #: obs * акусма|047
    Format: CD
    Release date: 01/2014
    Notes: limited edition of 200 numbered copies

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    Éric Broitmann - Carnets Africains
















     
    Cat. #: obs * акусма|048
    Format: CD / Cassette
    Release date: 01/2014
    Notes: limited edition of 200 numbered copies

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    Michael Northam - Le Septième Déguisé En Neuf
















     
    Cat. #: obs * миф|049
    Format: CD
    Release date: 03/2014
    Notes: limited edition of 200 numbered copies

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    Antez / Mathieu Calleja / Miguel A. García / Artur Vidal - Malasaña
    Gregory Büttner - Kaktus
    Héctor Rey - Myxini

















     
    Cat. #: obs * RD#4
    Format: 3xCD-R
    Release date: 04/2014
    Notes: limited edition of 100 numbered copies

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    Michel Titin-Schnaider - La Mort De La Transcendance
















     
    Cat. #: obs * э|music 050
    Format: CD
    Release date: 05/2014
    Notes: limited edition of 200 numbered copies

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    Lionel Marchetti & Yan Jun - Shanghai Atelier
















     
    Cat. #: obs * эксперимент|051
    Format: CD
    Release date: 07/2014
    Notes: limited edition of 200 numbered copies

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    Emmanuel Mieville / Dante Tanzi / Hiroki Sakaguchi - Emmanuel Mieville / Dante Tanzi / Hiroki Sakaguchi
















     
    Cat. #: obs * RD#6
    Format: CD-R
    Release date: 10/2014
    Notes: limited edition of 100 numbered copies

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    Alba Francesca Battista / Michel Titin-Schnaider / Masayuki Imanishi - Alba Francesca Battista / Michel Titin-Schnaider / Masayuki Imanishi
















     
    Cat. #: obs * RD#5
    Format: CD-R / Cassette
    Release date: 03/2015
    Notes: limited edition of 100 numbered copies

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    VV.AA. - Chitarra E Altre Corde
















     
    Cat. #: obs * акусма AUDIOR|052
    Format: CD
    Release date: 03/2015
    Notes: limited edition of 300 copies

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    ADR_VA - Ognezmei
















     
    Cat. #: obs * миф|053
    Format: Cassette, C45 + Cassette, C60
    Release date: 06/2015
    Notes: limited edition of 50 numbered copies

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    Benjamin Aït-Ali - Ballet And Other Works
















     
    Cat. #: obs * акусма|054
    Format: CD-R / Cassette, C64
    Release date: 06/2015
    Notes: limited edition of 100 numbered copies

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    Jean-Baptiste Favory - Voyage Immobile
















     
    Cat. #: obs * акусма|055
    Format: CD / Cassette, C54
    Release date: 08/2015
    Notes:

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    VV.AA. - Vox Humana - Inventing Forgotten Languages
















     
    Cat. #: obs * акусма AUDIOR|056
    Format: CD
    Release date: 10/2015

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    Dante Tanzi - Double Miroir
















     
    Cat. #: obs * акусма|057
    Format: Cassette, C70
    Release date: 12/2015
    Notes:

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    Dante Tanzi - Into Another Space
















     
    Cat. #: obs * акусма|058
    Format: CD / Cassette, C74
    Release date: 04/2016
    Notes:

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    Francisco Meirino - An Investigation On Electricity, Magnetic Fields & (para)Normal Electronic Interferences
















     
    Cat. #: obs * эксперимент|059
    Format: CD / Cassette, C46
    Release date: 09/2016
    Notes: a5 monochrome book

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    VV.AA. - Catastrophe
















     
    Cat. #: obs * акусма AUDIOR|060
    Format: CD
    Release date: 11/2016

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    Manfredi Clemente - La Forme Du Paradoxe
















     
    Cat. #: obs * акусма|061
    Format: CD-R / Cassette, C37 
    Release date: 09/2016
    Notes: a5 monochrome book

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    Somnoroase Păsărele - Tion
















     
    Cat. #: obs * э music|062
    Format: CD-R / Cassette, C44
    Release date: 10/2016
    Notes:

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    Anton Mobin / Takanobu Hoshino - Innsbroke / Primitive Future
















     
    Cat. #: obs * к|063
    Format: Cassette, C60
    Release date: 12/2016
    Notes:

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    Virginie Viel - Pearl
















     
    Cat. #: obs *  m e 064
    Format: CD / Cassette
    Release date: 03/2017
    Notes:

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    Vortichez - Empty Monuments
















     
    Cat. #: obs *  m e 065
    Format: CD-R / Cassette
    Release date: 02/2017
    Notes:

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    VV.AA. - Lichens
















     
    Cat. #: obs * акусма AUDIOR|066
    Format: CD
    Release date: 09/2017
    Notes:

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    Giorgio Bianchi - Microcosms
















     
    Cat. #: obs *  m e 067
    Format: CD
    Release date: 10/2017
    Notes:

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