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"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

13 Thirteen is a 140 minute piece recorded in Nantes in May 2016, partly composed and partly improvised. "On this two-and-a-half hour, semi-improvised opus, the two guitarists and composers approach finely wrought detail and vast empty space in ways that can warp one's ...
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ERSTWHILE085-2 | ERSTWHILE

The Whistler consists of material recorded together, then each assembled and mixed their own disc from that. "What Lawrence English calls "relational listening": the attempt to transmit an individual auditory experience by reconstructing it according to free ...
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ERSTWHILE081-2 | ERSTWHILE

"A short live set from the 2015 AMPLIFY 2015: exploratory festival in NYC, a wild unexpected ride." (label info)
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ERSTLIVE013 | ERSTWHILE

"Keith Rowe, guitar, electronics. Recorded at home from mid-2013 to mid-2016. 4 solo CDs, 246 minutes, no content overlap with the earlier The Room (ErstSolo 001) this is Keith's solo masterwork." (label info)
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ERSTSOLO004 | ERSTWHILE

"Christian Wolff, prepared piano, whistles, stones. Michael Pisaro, electric guitar, harmonica, stones. Recorded in 2014. Christian Wolff (1934), American composer of avant-garde music. Michael Pisaro (1961), guitarist andcomposer, member of Wandelweiser" (label info)
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ERSTWHILE080 | ERSTWHILE

"After a solo on Kye, the Australian writer Matthew Revert comes back with the American sound artist Vanessa Rossetto. Together they mostly work with field recordings, editing and mixing them in a narrative form, adding some texts and voices." (label info)
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ERSTWHILE079 | ERSTWHILE

"Erstwhile is proud to announce the first release on the new ErstClass imprint, an epic collection of Pisaro's work for piano from 1994-2016, 11 pieces totalling 223 minutes. The pieces are performed by the brilliant Dutch pianist Reinier van Houdt (Current 93, Walter ...
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ERSTCLASS001-3 | ERSTWHILE

"Erstwhile is proud to announce the release of Community, the new solo release by Graham Lambkin, his fifth solo record, following 2011's Amateur Doubles. "Community is a music steeped in sociological review. It sits as a keen barometer, taking the temperature of the ...
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ERSTSOLO005-2 | ERSTWHILE

"This was the 10 PM set on 9/11/11, and makes for a perfect pair with the Rowe solo - two very different extremes. Where the Rowe set is in your face visceral, Unami and Malfatti created a gentle atmosphere within the pitch-black room (lit solely by Unami's visuals) and ...
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ERSTLIVE012 | ERSTWHILE

"This was the much anticipated final set of Keith Rowe's week in NYC, following five duo sets with various collaborators. It took place on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, and the Manhattan atmosphere was uniquely charged. As he almost always does, Rowe rose to the ...
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ERSTLIVE011 | ERSTWHILE

Takahiro Kawaguchi, selfmade instruments. Utah Kawasaki, electronics.
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ERSTWHILE077 | ERSTWHILE

"This album is a meditation on the inner mental environments that one encounters and endures during times of work-related travel. The music contained herein should be well suited for headphone distraction in airports, bus stations, train stations, subway terminals, and ...
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ERSTWHILE078 | ERSTWHILE

"ErstAEU is a new CD imprint, launched by Erstwhile Records to help document the work of young American experimental musicians working in a post-electroacoustic vein. Kevin Parks originally hails from New York. He is a graduate of the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn ...
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ERSTAEU004 | ERSTWHILE

"Very excited about this one! "Schwarze Riesenfalter" - a project Graham Lambkin and I worked on throughout the last year is now available. One of the darkest, funniest, strangest projects in which I've ever had a part. Black butterflies, fragmented mouths, dead kings: ...
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ERSTWHILE075 | ERSTWHILE

small scratch in the not playable part of the cd. plays fine. "Despite knowing each other for over a decade, yoshida and nakamura had never performed as a duo when they were asked to make a CD and perform a set in the AMPLIFY 2008 festival. They discussed how best to ...
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ERSTWHILE056 | ERSTWHILE

Kevin Drumm: guitar, piano, electronics, tapes. Jason Lescalleet: hammond 136J, casio SK5, amplified objects, tapes, dell xps. comes in 6 panel digipack
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ERSTWHILE073-2 | ERSTWHILE

"Graham Lambkin and Jason Lescalleet stand side by side in the vanguard of contemporary sound exploration. Since the initiation of their collaborative endeavors in 2006, the duo have crafted a nice combination of audio vérité and musique concrète, together building a ...
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ERSTWHILE070 | ERSTWHILE

"An extended work from Antoine Beuger and Michael Pisaro, defined by six stanzas written by Beuger, Anna Swir, Mei-Mei Berssenbrugger and Edmond Jabes, a subtle cycle on love and permanency realized in tone and voice." (label info)
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ERSTWHILE068 | ERSTWHILE

"Graham Lambkin first heard Keith Rowe's sixties work in AMM as a teenager growing up in Folkestone, a small town in Kent, England, and for him it was very influential. That same year, Lambkin formed his now legendary band The Shadow Ring and Lambkin says, For Darren ...
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ERSTWHILE067 | ERSTWHILE

"Percussive elements are discernible (Stuart sleeve-credited with friction, electricity, gravity), pure or transmogrified. But the who-did-what aspect is even sillier to dwell on than usual as what one confronts are these enormous, extraordinarily deep slabs of sound, ...
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ERSTEAU001 | ERSTWHILE

"In September 2011, Erstwhile producer Jon Abbey was invited to curate two weeks of shows at John Zorn's legendary Manhattan venue The Stone, which he used as an opportunity to invite many of his favorite musicians from Japan, Europe and the US to perform. A second ...
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ERSTLIVE010 | ERSTWHILE

Andrea Neumann, inside piano, mixing board. Bonnie Jones, electronics. Recorded in 2011.
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ERSTWHILE065 | ERSTWHILE

"Taku Unami & Takahiro Kawaguchi locked in an empty theater. What do they do? What do they listen to? Who is there? What the fuck is going on?" (label info)
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ERSTWHILE062 | ERSTWHILE

"The material for Air Supply was mostly recorded in and around Lescalleet's house in Maine in early 2010. The duo wanted to make a leap away from the territory they'd explored on The Breadwinner and the subsequent handful of live concerts, and the results both build on ...
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ERSTWHILE059 | ERSTWHILE