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XVA002 | EXTREME

MAJU - MAJU 3 (CD)

"With their third album, Maju has evolved into a crystalline form that provides a complete understanding of what they want to achieve. Their music has successfully emerged from the soup that is always a part of creation. This holds to the truism that any group's third ...
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XCD051 | EXTREME

"The recording of Welcome to Hard Times was accomplished over a year in a private studio in the gold rush town of Auburn, California. While the project was recorded entirely into digital format to preserve sound quality, the concept required that as many acoustic ...
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XCD048 | EXTREME

"When David Hykes, Founder and Master of Harmonic Chant, heard "Ancestor's Halo" he immediately asked Ed Pias to accompany him on tour playing frame drums and pakhawaj. Ed Pias, one of Seattle's finest drummer/percussionists and previously in Land(XCD-032) with Jeff ...
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XCD043 | EXTREME

"SOCIAL INTERIORS is RIK RUE, digital and analogue tape manipulations, SHANE FAHEY, analogue tapes, and JULIAN KNOWLES, sampler, synthesizers and digital processing. JULIAN KNOWLES has now become an integral part of SOCIAL INTERIORS and accompanies RIK RUE and SHANE ...
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XCD040 | EXTREME

"On every release, FETISCH PARK want to do something different. "Sporen" and "Binumb" control the body and move you onto the post-apocalyptic dance floor. It's a hybrid of manic techno and raw electronics that manages to evoke emotion as the sounds permeate the body. ...
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XEP037 | EXTREME

"Early in his career, John Rodgers was faced with the tough question of whether to pursue a career as a concert violinist, most likely with the prestigious Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, or to take his chances in the music world. "A rose is a rose..." features John on ...
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XLTD007 | EXTREME

"Old school lounge ghosts get blissed on streetscapes made out of ambient, concrete sounds collected from Nepal, Thailand and India (as well as from the sidewalks of late night Melbourne). Tango breaks and sleek sci-fi themes intermingle under the hypnotic coaxing of a ...
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XLTD006 | EXTREME

""Constructing Towers" is an inspired, assured and astounding musical journey. Picking up where 2007's Compressor left off, Drum'n'Bass scatterings rub shoulders with heavyweight doom metal riffage, electronic jazz shades and latent IDM tweakage cozy up to epic ...
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XCD065 | EXTREME

"The Massacre of the Egos" represents one of the most adventurous albums in the history of Australian improvised music. Take five exceptional musicians and put them in a pressure cooker situation and see what results. Fortunately those five musicians are Scott Tinkler, ...
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XCD064 | EXTREME

MAJU - MAJU 5 (CD)

""Maju-5" shows this Japanese duo of Sakana Hosomi and Masaki Narita at the height of their musical powers. Maju have managed to find the "human spirit inside the machine". Equipped with samplers, effects and laptops and a sensibility that is unique to Japan, Hosomi and ...
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XCD063 | EXTREME

"Parodi manages to use the Turkish clarinet to evoke the sonorous harmony of the bandoneon as used by Oliveros. Additionally, he seamlessly integrates the sounds of the second track from "Suoni" by Tiziano Milani. This is the album that has inspired Parodi on his ...
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XCD062 | EXTREME

"There's something very special about the way Marc Hannaford plays piano. It's not just his striking percussive style. It's the way Hannaford plays every key with great confidence, knowing full well that each note has a place and a purpose on his debut album The Garden ...
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XCD061 | EXTREME

"Whatever happened to silence? This is a question that Luca Formentini provides his own answer to on his debut album for Extreme, "Tacet"; an album of exquisite grace and enveloping textures. Aiding him on this exploration is a stellar cast of musicians including Markus ...
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XCD060 | EXTREME

"With a remarkable music history, stretching back to the birth of the Fairlight CMI when the sounds he created were used by the likes of Thomas Dolby and Kate Bush, Robert Vincs has continued to evolve as a musician and composer. Devic Kingdom is a seductive fusion of ...
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XCD059 | EXTREME

"Recorded in one day, mixed in one day and practiced for twenty three years; "Backwards" is an astounding musical journey from one of Australia's finest trumpet players and jazz improvisers, Scott Tinkler. Tinkler, winner of the 1996 Australian Jazz award and two ARIAs ...
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XCD058 | EXTREME

"Imagine if Miles Davis, Sepultura and Karlheinz Stockhausen had the opportunity to work their magic on the phenomenon of Drum'n'Bass. It could well have sounded like "Compressor" by TERMINAL SOUND SYSTEM. Drum'n'Bass is most obviously about the drums but the bass is ...
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XCD057 | EXTREME

ETHER - HUSH (CD)

"The path Ether has chosen to explore on HUSH makes you wonder just how far rock music can go. So few groups make music that is truly powerful but Ether is a vibrant exception. Absorbing influences ranging from Kraut rock to world music, Ether reveals a range of ...
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XCD054 | EXTREME

"Two famous pieces of the exodusters' story, Woody Guthrie's "Dust Bowl Ballads" and John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath", were useful artistic counterpoints to this project and to the project of history. Last, I must acknowledge the important contribution of Donald ...
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XLTD004 | EXTREME

"Known more recently for his thoughtful compositions and commissions for Issey Miyake, Takemura has decided to let the MIDI do the talking. In fact, he has utilised his own harmonies and melodies to improvise and create entirely new music. "I played the original MIDI ...
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XLTD005 | EXTREME

"Few musicians have the opportunity to pay homage to their musical idol, much less send them a recording and receive a reply. Claudio Parodi did just this, sending 'Horizontal Mover' to Alvin Lucier. The response was nothing short of overwhelming Đ 'I find it ...
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XCD056 | EXTREME