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"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

"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

"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 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

"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

"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 they¹d 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