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"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

"Devin DiSanto is an New York-based artist and composer currently focusing on labor-oriented approaches to performance. This work revolves primarily around functional uses of common/everyday objects in both solo and group situations, emphasizing the presence and impact ...
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ERSTAEU005 | ERSTWHILE

"I'm really happy to have Taku back on Erstwhile after the stellar motubachii and Teatro Assente, and of course to have Eric make his Erstwhile debut. Parazoan Mapping documents the initial duo meetings of these two long-time friends and collaborators." (label info)
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ERSTWHILE076 | 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

"I'm really excited to finally have Jeph and Tim on Erstwhile, as I have long been inspired by both. In July 2004, I saw a night of solos and duos by Jeph, Tim, Sean Meehan and David Daniell at Clemente Soto Velez in Manhattan, and that night inspired me to start the ...
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ERSTWHILE074 | 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

CD1 Radu Malfatti: Shoguu. CD2 Jürg Frey: Instruments, Field Recordings, Counterpoints
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ERSTWHILE072-2 | 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 concrčte, 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

"Four long solo and duet pieces totalling 54 minutes from these two NYC-based, criminally underdocumented musicians. Howard and Maroney have been playing together sporadically since 1975, when they recorded a version of Stockhausen's 'Kurzwellen' as part of the Negative ...
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ERSTWHILE003 | 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

"Greg Kelley, trumpet. Olivia Block, electronics, piano. Recorded at Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago in August 2010. A great mix of instrumental and field recordings." (label info)
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ERSTWHILE063 | 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

"Christof Kurzmann: lloopp, vocals, clarinet, rubber band. Burkhard Stangl: guitars, vibraphone, piano, background vocals. With guests: Manon-Liu Winter: piano (track #2). Edén Carrasco: saxophone (track #4). Nicolás Carrasco: electronics (track #4)." (label info)
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ERSTPOP002 | ERSTWHILE

"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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ERSTLIVE006 | ERSTWHILE

"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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ERSTWHILE053 | ERSTWHILE