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"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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"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

"Graham Lambkin and Jason Lescalleet are both highly respected artists, with small but intensely hardcore followings. Since 2001, they've been gradually moving closer towards realizing a collaborative project, and The Breadwinner is the result of two years of recording, ...
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ERSTWHILE052 | ERSTWHILE

Kai Fagaschinski: clarinet (right). Margareth Kammerer: vocals & guitars. Christof Kurzmannvocals: G3 and lloopp. Michael Thieke: clarinet (left). "The Magic I.D. is a Berlin-based quartet exploring the juncture of song forms with abstract music. The band, consisting of ...
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ERSTPOP001 | ERSTWHILE

VHF - EXTRACTS (CD)

"Quiet, intense, saturated improv not miles away from AMM or Such. Personnel: Graham Halliwell (alto saxophone, percussion), Simon H. Fell (double bass), Simon Vincent (drums, tone generator)." "VHF utilise the classic line up of the power free jazz trio, but use their ...
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ERSTWHILE001 | ERSTWHILE

ErstLive 002 is from the quartet of Keith Rowe, Toshimaru Nakamura, Thomas Lehn and Marcus Schmickler, the final quartet performance in the Cologne half of AMPLIFY 2004: addition, also in May 2004. This was the quartet's first performance together. Personnel: Keith ...
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ERSTLIVE002 | ERSTWHILE

"Andrea Neumann began her musical career as a pianist; but she has since reduced her instrument to strings, resonance board, and metal frame. She also utilizes electronics to manipulate and amplify the sounds, some of which would be otherwise inaudible. Because the ...
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ERSTWHILE026 | ERSTWHILE

"Peter Rehberg (computer); Marcus Schmickler (digital synthesizer, computer). Peter Rehberg (Pita) and Marcus Schmickler have been two of the leaders in the electronic revolution of the last fifteen years, both on their own and in collaboration with others. One (Snow ...
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ERSTWHILE051 | ERSTWHILE

"Keith Rowe's latest release, The Room, marks the third full-length solo recording of his career, following A Dimension of Perfectly Ordinary Reality (1989) and Harsh (1999). Each of these prior recordings marked the end of a phase of Rowe's work just before he switched ...
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ERSTSOLO001 | ERSTWHILE

"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

"Ielasi and Sciajno met in 1997, while searching for similarly minded musicians with which to collaborate. They began working in trio with Ruggero Radaele, later expanding to an acoustic quartet with Christian Alati, as documented on their Leo Lab release. Over the last ...
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ERSTWHILE020 | ERSTWHILE

"Rowe and Nakamura first began collaborating in 2001, and since then they have developed into ideal partners, perfectly balanced from decidedly different perspectives, a consummate rapport without lapsing into predictability. Since Weather Sky was released in 2001, they ...
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ERSTWHILE050 | ERSTWHILE

"Julien Ottavi and Dion Workman are two of the most extreme of the younger wave of sonic explorers, pushing the boundaries of sound and art. Ottavi hails from Nantes, France and Workman from New Zealand, but their overlapping concerns and aesthetics have drawn them ...
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ERSTWHILE045 | ERSTWHILE

"Müller and Akiyama first played together in the What Is Music? Festival in Melbourne, Australia in 2002. They later performed in Auckland, Tokyo and NYC, before recording Points and Slashes in April 2004 in Tokyo. Points and Slashes comprises six distinct pieces, warm ...
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ERSTWHILE044 | ERSTWHILE

Good Morning Good Night is their first meeting as a trio. Recorded in August of 2003, the double CD contains essentially the full recording sessions, four tracks totalling over 100 minutes. Good Morning Good Night is a very conscious step in a new direction, an attempt ...
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ERSTWHILE042 | ERSTWHILE

the first recording of Durrant exclusively using a computer, and points to a new direction for the London scene, one more organic and less directly rooted in the free improvisation of the 1980's. open largely consists of tiny, connected events, never drifting into ...
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ERSTWHILE032 | ERSTWHILE

"Keith Rowe and John Tilbury most likely need no introduction to anyone reading this. Since 1981, they have performed together within the legendary improvising ensemble AMM, as well as in numerous other contexts, both improvised and composed. Tilbury and Rowe first met ...
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ERSTWHILE030-2 | ERSTWHILE

Günter Müller and Otomo Yoshihide are deeply respected musicians who have known each other for more than a decade. Müller and Otomo first met in Matsushima, Japan in 1989 at a show Müller was doing in an abandoned quarry with his band Nachtluft. Otomo had driven ...
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ERSTWHILE029 | ERSTWHILE

"Rowe, Lehn and Schmickler gathered together in June of 2002, in Schmickler's Piethopraxis studio in Cologne, for two days of recordings. The results were Rabbit Run, which is two records in one: a single 41 minute piece designed to be played linearly, and the same ...
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ERSTWHILE027 | ERSTWHILE