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Jean Michel Van Schouwburg Adam Bowman Daniel Thompson Adrian Northover
BELLOWING EARWIGS [FMRCD581]

the Bellowing Earwigs are the marvelous Daniel Thompson on ArchTop Acoustic Guitar, Collagist Poet Adam Bohman on unamplified objects , Adrian Northover on Soprano Saxophone and the Voice-Mouth of J-M Van Schouwburg . Recorded at OXO Tower on 09-10-15 by Adrian Northover. We performed the Boat Ting and IíKlectic and we recorded these tracks on the same run. Issued on Trevor Taylorís FMR Records. Titles : Obstinate Trout Constellation, Bewildered Bison Dissection Group, Latent Trouser Press Controversy, Treacherous Company Kagghamra Style, Electrified Militant Bladderack and (yes) Monotone Britishness.


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Steve Hubback Metal Moves
Metalkymist [FMRCD582]

The return of master craftsman and percussionist with a new Metal Moves album featuring his many hand crafted instruments 9 great inspired improvisations (except Son yr Christr) A solo tour de force of percussion by one of our most creative and innovative voices not to be missed


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Sabu Toyozumi Simon Tan Rick Countryman Yong Yandsden
REABSTRACTION [FMRCD584]

andsdenSabu Toyozumi has collaborated with Rick Countryman many times during recent years, evolving the free music revolution he helped initiate in Japan over 50 years ago. The neighboring islands of the Philippines, where Countryman and bassist Simon Tan reside, have played host to performances with Sabu that have produced 7 albums prior to this release. Malaysian tenor man, Yong Yandsen, joins to extend the oft recorded trio to a lively two sax quartet. Both Sabu and Countryman had met Yandsen in Kuala Lumpur several times last year, but separately during other projects. The music captured here is from their third night performing together in Manila, and the second with acoustic bassist Simon Tan.


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Musician Supreme
KEITH TIPPET [FMRCD587]

New box set containing 4 cds from the Keith Tippett canon on FMR to celebrate this extraordinary musician who gave so much to the UK scene No notes but 4 cds in individual sleeves the cds are Linukea , he's amazing piece for piano and string quartet, an early duo with Howard Riley in Bern and two recordings with his Dartington improvising trio featuring Pul Dunmall and Julie Tippetts. One with tracks recorded at the old vortex and the BBC and the other at the Priory as part of the now defunct Southend Jazz festival 2004


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Paul Dunmall Neil Metcalfe James Owston Tymek Jowsiak
UNMASKED [FMRCD590]

Swirling flutes kick off this brand new Dunmall extravaganza ! with Pauls alto flute duelling with Neil Metcalfe's concert flute, ably abetted by bassist James Owston and Tymek Joswiak on drums, both who provide excellent contributions ofspirited but thoughtful playing the improv soon moves into time, a measured loping haunting tempo before suddenly being hijacked again by fresh rhythmic interludes Thats the spirit of the whole album. Its a rarity to have a Dunmall release playing only flute, and this is beautifully recorded and haunting from beginin to end!


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Hernani Faustino Joao Madeira
DB DUET [FMRCD591]

The rarity of two virtuoso Portugese bass players duelling away pushing, listening, responding in a very delightfully creative way. Hernandi Faustino and Joao Maderia are the cream de la cream in Portuguese in music circles playing in many of the leading bands both as leaders and sidemen.Here they have free reign to run amok in there veery bass sound world, it works exceptionally well, with crystal clear sound and each panned to a different side they explore and celebrate everything you can do on a double bass, and its always musical and compelling. Recorded in Lisbon DB Duet is the state of the art bass playing, but it is more !! Much more!!!


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Udo Schindler. Jap Blonk
LAKEFRONT DISCUSSIONS [FMRCD592]

Lakefront Discussions takes its name from an intriguing duo recording by multi instrumentalist duo Schindler with the tantalising voice of Jap Blonk recorded in Kurparkschlosechen, Herrsching in Ammersee, Germany on April 26th 2020 its a beautiful recording by Udo capturing every detail of this live performance on which he uses multiple instruments, reed instruments as well as brass. We also hear the remarkable sounds of Plonks computer productions truly interesting and compelling sounds, possibly modulation his own voice , extending his range enormously. Both men push and react to each other with endless streams of creativity and complexity sometimes working together other times seemingly two independent voices. 8 wonderful tracks of boundless intrigue ! highly recommended


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Udo Schindler Damon Smith Karin Erhard
MunichSoundStudies Vol. 1 [FMRCD593]

The Munich studies consists of two cds recorded from the 12th December 2019 to 15th The first cd vol 1 is entitled artoxin_encounter and was recorded at Galerie ar Toxin in a live recording by Gottfried Duren. It features a wonderful trio of Udo Schindler on clarinet, bass clarinet and alto horn along with Katrina Erhard on c and alto flute plus from the USA the incredible Damon Smith. There are 6 track of compulsive improvisation! The second cd Vol 2&3 is split into two sessions. The first featuring Udo in a duo with Damon on 7 tracks whilst the second set adds the outstanding voice and creativity of Jap Blonk in 5 tracks of mayhem! Udo varies his instrumentation on each set. Highly recomended!!


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Udo Schindler Damon Smith Jap Blonk
MunichSoundStudies Vol. 2 & 3 [FMRCD594]

The Munich studies consists of two cds recorded from the 12th December 2019 to 15th The first cd vol 1 is entitled artoxin_encounter and was recorded at Galerie ar Toxin in a live recording by Gottfried Duren. It features a wonderful trio of Udo Schindler on clarinet, bass clarinet and alto horn along with Katrina Erhard on c and alto flute plus from the USA the incredible Damon Smith. There are 6 track of compulsive improvisation! The second cd Vol 2&3 is split into two sessions. The first featuring Udo in a duo with Damon on 7 tracks whilst the second set adds the outstanding voice and creativity of Jap Blonk in 5 tracks of mayhem! Udo varies his instrumentation on each set. Highly recomended!!


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Dunmall Pursglove Foote Saunders Owston Bashford
C O S M I C D R E A M P R O J E C T I O N [FMRCD596]

Wow this is a throw back, tunes! yes in a very rare excursion Paul fronts a sextet that sounds like a big band playing some of his new tunes. Again beautifully recorded at Samsun studios on Sept 11th 2020, this new ensemble 'Cosmic Dream Projection' produces as they say a sound 'greater than its individual parts! All are great players who excel but for me Percy Pursglove stands out on trumpet. For many Dunmall fans this new venture will get you salivating at the mouth! its that good. The tunes act as a springboard to some energetic creative and burning improv you will not be disappointed. Tunes are back!!!!!


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luc Houtkamp Steve Bereseford Martin Blume
SHED 1 [FMRCD597]

3 compelling improvisations by three European masters! British pianist Steve Berseford with ace German improv drummer Martin Blume with (and now living in Malta) saxophonist Luc Houtkamp. The trio produce a menacing landscape of intricate and subtle sounds mostly low key, introspective and rumbling, searching taunting and testing . Beresford is always interesting from his prepared piano to his humorous toys and you never quite know which direction things will go. Every so often an impassioned saxophone will wail for awhile and kick start a more frenetic episode but the drums are always thoughtful never overpowering , subtle and enduring. Ultimately highly controlled improvisations by three Euro masters! check it out!


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Udo Schindler Ove Volquartz
TALES ABOUT EXPLODING TREES AND OTHER ABSURDITIES [FMRCD598]

Sinister throaty bass and double bass clarinet introduce this new duo recording , (a duo being favourite situation for Udo Schindler) here featured with the amazing woodwind improv star One Volquartz, in a five track bombshell echoing the title, 'tales about Exploding Trees and other Absurities'! Recorded as a live recoding on October 12th 2018 at the88th SALON fur Klang+Kunst in Munich this record continues to document the amazing work of Udo Schindler in many different settings. Continued breaking of new ground, new sounds and atmospheres jump in and experience one of the most important improvisers on the German scene .

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