A powerhouse pairing of pioneering ensembles of improvised music! Los Angeles Free Music Society titans Airway and Japanese icons Hijokaidan energetically tear through two discs of boundary-pushing movement, raucously combining free improv experiments and sonic daggers with feral roar and pounding percussion. Disc one features the legendary live performances by each group recorded at The Lowest Form of Music weekend in London, 2010. Disc two reissues the split record originally released on Harbinger Sound to celebrate the festival, featuring performances from 2009 by Airway in New York and Hijokaidan in Tokyo. Carefully mastered by John Wiese and packaged in an attractive six panel digipak featuring liner notes by Takuya Sakaguchi in Japanese and English.
Recognized by genre aficionados as one of the greatest singers and most riveting stage presences in soul music, Jackie Shane has remained largely unknown outside Toronto, where her career briefly [...]
Riley is one of the granddaddies of Minimalism. His early music, In C and the two works on this disc, brought to light the musical possibilities of rapid-fire notation and shifting sonic textures [...]
Finally here from Lasse Marhaug: Personal Best 8. My favorite zine around. Always a worldwide affair, a zine that felt familiar to me the first time I picked up a copy. Since it is the bane of my [...]
Active for nearly 40 years, Incapacitants are without a doubt one of the best noise groups of all-time. The duo of T. Mikawa and F. Kosakai are legendary for their chaotic recordings and over the [...]