Black Truffle Vinyl, CD & tapes from this label at Norman Records

56 item(s) found.   Show filters »

Arnold Dreyblatt
Star Trap

Star Trap is an album taken from a vault of Nineties-era live recordings of Arnold Dreyblatt and an ensemble of modified percussion, string, and wind instruments called The Orchestra Of Excited Strings, following on from Black Truffle’s Second Selection album five years back. Here there are six compositions, performed by three different line-ups of the Orchestra. 
  • Vinyl LP (Black Truffle 065)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Label(s):
  • Black Truffle

Alvin Lucier
Works For The Ever Present Orchestra

Works For The Ever Present Orchestra is the latest compilation in the Black Truffle label’s series documenting the output of iconic American composer Alvin Lucier. It collects six daring pieces written for the 13-piece ensemble that was formed in 2016 specifically to perform Lucier’s music. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (BlackTruffle060LP)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • CD (BlackTruffle060CD)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Label(s):
  • Black Truffle

Dewa Alit & Gamelan Salukat
Genetic

The first international release from Balinese composer Dewa Alit and his 25-piece Gamelan Salukat, who perform on unique instruments built to Alit’s special 11-note-scale specifications. Genetic is one single composition taking up both sides of vinyl, and takes refreshing liberties with the traditions of gamelan music while respecting its origins. 
  • Label(s):
  • Black Truffle

David Behrman, Paul DeMarinis, Fern Friedman, Terri Hanlon and Anne Klingensmith
She's More Wild...

Presented as a deluxe edition along with liner notes and archival images, Black Truffle releases the first ever complete recording of She’s More Wild…, a collaborative project by David Behrman, Paul DeMarinis, Fern Friedman, Terri Hanlon and Anne Klingensmith recorded at Mills College in 1981. Originating as a performance art piece and encompassing live electronics and mutated drum machine sequences, it’s a reverentially remembered piece in certain circles. 

Brunhild Ferrari & Jim O'Rourke
Le Piano Englouti

Composer, producer, songwriter and one-time member of Sonic Youth Jim O’Rourke has collaborated with Brunhild Ferrari on Le Piano Englouti. Ferrari recorded the music in 2014 using electronics, piano, field recordings and some of her husband, Luc Ferrari’s work from 1977. Jim O’Rourke got his hands on it in 2019 and weaved his magic. 

Sarah Hennies
Reservoir 1

Despite having one of the most rap-ready names of all time the music that Sarah Hennies makes is pretty far removed from hip-hop. Her new record Reservoir 1, composed for piano and percussion, is close to an hour of murmuring drones and spare, Schoenberg-esque anti-melodies. It’s intense, strange, and in its own way rather beautiful. Reservoir 1 is out via Oren Ambarchi’s Black Truffle (Jim O’Rourke, Alvin Lucier).
  • CD (BlackTruffle053CD)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Label(s):
  • Black Truffle

Will Guthrie
Nist-Nah

Australian Drummer Will Guthrie adds his name to the list of musical Guthries: Woody, Arlo and Robin. His new album, Nist-Nah is a collection of percussion pieces in the style of Gamelan music. He also mixes in a bit of free jazz, electro-acoustic and experimental music. The music is quite something, building walls of sound and splattering them with intricate details.
  • Label(s):
  • Black Truffle

Manuel Pessoa de Lima
Realejo

Manuel Pessoa de Lima has made music to accompany a wide range of media such as cinema, television, contemporary dance and theatre. The Brazilian composer and sound artist has, with Realejo, made a collage of sounds from instruments he’s played, found sounds of security guard whistles and YouTube videos, and elements of his own earlier work. On Black Truffle.
  • Vinyl LP (BLACKTRUFFLE056)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Label(s):
  • Black Truffle

Keiji Haino, Jim O’Rourke, Oren Ambarchi
In the past only geniuses were capable of staging the perfect crime (also known as a revolution) Today anybody can accomplish their aims with the push of the button

Experimental music heavyweights Keiji Haino, Jim O’Rourke and Oren Ambarchi return with their new album In the Past Only Geniuses Were Capable of Staging The Perfect Crime (Also Known as a Revolution) Today Anybody Can Accomplish Their Aims With the Push of the Button which almost completes my word count for this description which is useful as there's no press release to work with. You know the score though... fearsome power rock on an annual mission to clean your ears of any wax that may have built up in there since the last time they made an album.   

David Rosenboom
Brainwave Music

Oren Ambarchi’s superlative Black Truffle label presents another winning reissue: David Rosenboom’s 1975 mind-melter Brainwave Music, here reissued on vinyl for the first time. Literal brainwaves are harnessed via electrodes to interact with various instrumental sounds in various intriguing ways. This reissue adds a whole 40 minute live recording as a bonus LP!
  • Label(s):
  • Black Truffle

Joe McPhee / Charlie McPhee / Graham Lambkin / Oliver Lambkin
Live In The Batcave

Joe McPhee and his brother Charlie McPhee along with Graham Lambkin (The Shadow Ring) and his son Oliver Lambkin all congregated at Charlie McPhee’s house one evening to drink and play instruments and records. The event was recorded on several cassettes simultaneously, then edited together by Graham Lambkin. Live at the Batcave is a lo-fi tape collage, with abrupt cuts and dazed echoes.

Julia Reidy
In Real Life

Lots of musicians are Berlin-based these days. I guess it’s such a cool place to live. Prolific guitarist and composer Julia Reidy is another one of those musicians who has chosen Berlin as her home. Recently, Reidy has augmented her sound with the use of electronics, field recordings and autotune. Her latest LP, 'In Real Life', takes her experimental work further adding musique concrète to abstract song compositions which melt into rich electronic pieces
  • Label(s):
  • Black Truffle

Ricardo Villalobos & Oren Ambarchi
Hubris Variation

Oren Ambarchi’s recent Hubris record has a notable roster of guests, including the mighty Ricardo Villalobos. With talent like that on board, it seems a wise choice to let the producer expand on his role, which he does here. The grooves of the original piece are yet more pronounced and expanded on Hubris Variation, providing a delicious fresh piece of the puzzle. 12” on Ambarchi’s Black Truffle.
  • Label(s):
  • Black Truffle

Kayo Makino & Tori Kudo
Ein Traum Fur Dich

A collaboration between DJ and archive curator Kayo Makino and underground artist Tori Kudo, featuring mastering work by a certain Jim O’Rourke, Ein Traum Fur Dich is a thing of extreme beauty. It consists of two side-long pieces, both soundscapes of digitised ambience cut through with Kudo’s haunting piano. 
  • Label(s):
  • Black Truffle

James Rushford
The Body's Night

After a decade collaborating with other musicians, The Body’s Night is Australian composer James Rushford’s return to recording solo. A single suite of music split over two sides of vinyl, Rushford creates something nocturnal and disturbing using field recordings, analogue synths and a wide variety of instruments. 
  • Label(s):
  • Black Truffle

Keiji Haino / Jim O'Rourke / Oren Ambarchi
This Dazzling, Genuine

Sold out

Phew / Oren Ambarchi / Jim O'Rourke
Patience Soup

Live recording of a performance featuring three heavy-weights of avant-garde and experimental music. Jim O'Rourke and Oren Ambarchi who have far too many previous collaborations to name, including Fennesz, Ulver, Faust play alongside Japanese avant-garde vocalist Phew. These masters of improv take a dynamic journey through the abstract and carry it with flawless tone and palette.

Paul DeMarinis
Songs Without Throats

Oren Ambarchi’s run of wonder continues with the latest release on his Black Truffle label. Songs Without Throats is a collection of the most vital pieces by Paul DeMarinis, an electroacoustic composer with a particular interest in voice and voice synthesis. Songs Without Throats, featuring rare and unreleased pieces selected by the artist, is a strange and unusual set. Double LP.

Ruedi Hausermann
Galerie Randolph

Sold out

Alvin Lucier
Ricochet Lady

Alvin Lucier composed Ricochet Lady in 2016. It is made up of four pieces, played on acoustic glockenspiel by Trevor Saint. Lucier composed the pieces with the intention of exploring sound by having each of the four pieces played in different environments, thus getting a different acoustic response from each performance. Digipak CD on Black Truffle, featuring liner notes by Lucier and Saint.
  • Label(s):
  • Black Truffle

Oren Ambarchi
Sleepwalker's Conviction

Oren Ambarchi collaboration #274 is with Ilan Volkov and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, as well as percussion ensemble Speak Percussion. Sleepwalker’s Conviction thus gives Ambarchi an unusually large canvas with which to work, and boy does he make use of it. Limited to 300 LP copies on Ambarchi’s own Black Truffle imprint.
  • Label(s):
  • Black Truffle

Massimo Toniutti
Il Museo Selvatico

Sold out

Alvin Lucier
So You (Hermes, Orpheus, Eurydice)

Best known for I Am Sitting in a Room, US composer, installation artist and almost-nonagenarian Alvin Lucier continues to add to his great body of work. New recording So You… (Hermes, Orpheus, Eurydice) is an hour-long parallel to poet H.D.’s interpretation of the Orpheus myth. Jessika Kenney, Anthony Burr, Charles Curtis and Tom Erbe assist to flesh out the work’s focus on resonant chambers and interference patterns.
  • Label(s):
  • Black Truffle

Alvin Lucier
Illuminated By The Moon

Sold out

Oren Ambarchi, Kassel Jaeger, James Rushford
Face Time

Sold out

Francis Plagne & crys cole
Two Words

Here’s something thats nice to see: two artists from really rather distinctly different areas finding common ground on which to collaborate. crys cole is a subtle sound artist working with some fairly abstract material, whereas Francis Plagne is a songwriter and player of keyboards and organs. Two Words is a fantastic mix of shifting layers of textures, vocals, melodies and sheer sound, producing a curious but powerful effect. Out on Black Truffle.
  • Label(s):
  • Black Truffle

Eiko Ishibashi and Darin Gray
Ichida

Eiko Ishibashi and Darin Gray are two perhaps slightly under-the-radar artists, though they move in the orbits of the likes of Jim O’Rourke, Chris Corsano and Loren Connors. Their collaboration here is a live flute, electronics, piano, and double bass improvisation, full of delightful textural and melodic touches. Ichida is released on Oren Ambarchi’s Black Truffle imprint.
  • Label(s):
  • Black Truffle

John Tilbury & Oren Ambarchi
The Just Reproach

Sold out

Joe Talia
Tint

'Tint' is the first album from Aussie native Joe Talia in over a decade, and it's a doozy. An electro-suite that brings together modular synths, Revox tape machines and slamming percussion (as is Talia's M.O.), this record veers between austere minimalism and extraordinary lushness, his dynamic free jazz revealing a playful spontaneity that's hard to resist.

Arnold Dreyblatt
Second Selection

Sold out

Oren Ambarchi
Grapes From The Estate

Sold out

Max Eastley / Steve Beresford / Paul Burwell / David Toop
Whirled Music

Oren Ambarchi’s Black Truffle label presents the first ever reissue of this 1980 collaboration of David Toop, Steve Beresford, Paul Burwell and Max Eastley, major improvising musicians all. Whirled Music features exclusively whirled instruments: e.g. objects and instruments that are spun around in the air, producing a whole variety of sonic effects. Rare and intriguing material, from both live performances and outdoor recordings.

Eyvind Kang & Jessika Kenney
Reverse Tree

Jessika Kenney and Eyvind Kang bring in several of their many frequent collaborators to contribute to their new album Reverse Tree. These include heavyweights like Ilan Volkov and Hildur Gu∂nadóttir, plus the omnipresent Oren Ambarchi. Two side-long suites of hard-to-pin-down sounds, layering up delicately ornate atmosphere. LP release on Black Truffle.

Alvin Lucier
Criss Cross / Hanover

The composer, best known for his 1970  tape piece I Am Sitting in a Room, composed Criss-Cross for the twin electric guitars of Stephen O’Malley and Oren Ambarchi. Each player e-bows a single semitone, alternately rising and falling in pitch, revealing a surprising variety of tonal effects and phenomena. Hanover employs similar techniques played by an ensemble of saxes, electric guitars, piano, bowed vibes and viola. Innovative and beautifully strange music based on elegant concepts from a minimalist master.
  • Label(s):
  • Black Truffle

John Duncan
Klaar

Sold out

Oren Ambarchi
Stacte Karaoke II

Sold out

Crys Cole & Oren Ambarchi
Hotel Record

Sold out

Will Guthrie
People Pleaser

Sold out

Keiji Haino
天乃川 1973 Live - Milky Way

Sold out

Alvin Curran
Natural History

Sold out

Oren Ambarchi, Kassel Jaeger, James Rushford
Pale Calling

Sold out

3/4 Had Been Eliminated
Speak To Me

3/4 Had Been Eliminated is the trio of Claudio Rocchetti, Stefano Pilia and recently PAN-released tape music extraordinaire Valerio Tricoli. Speak To Me is an intoxicating whirl of electroacoustic textures (and ‘real’ instruments), all sliced and (re)assembled by Tricoli in post-production. The results are heady and surprising and uncanny and beautiful. Out on Oren Ambarchi’s Black Truffle.

Charlemagne Palestine
Godbear

Um, ye, that cover does it for me. I’ll take one. Pretty neat that the music inside of Godbear by Charlemagne Palestine is also epic. From 1987, Godbear was originally intended to come out out on Glenn Branca's Neutral Records but eventually emerged on CD, on the now defunct Barooni label in 1998. Godbear is an album of solo piano which creates a mind-meddling swarm of grand piano which frantically flutters into a captivating sound-barrier which draws you further in with every listen. Black Truffle Records present a remastered version inside a deluxe gatefold sleeve.   

Oren Ambarchi
Stacte Karaoke

Sold out

Giancarlo Toniutti
La Mutazione

Sold out

Keiji Haino / Jim O'Rourke / Oren Ambarchi
Only Wanting To Melt Beautifully Away...

Sold out

Merzbow & Oren Ambarchi
Cat's Squirrel

Sold out

Keiji Haino / Jim O'Rourke / Oren Ambarchi
Now While It's Still Warm Let Us Pour In All The Mystery

Sold out

Keiji Haino / Jim O'Rourke / Oren Ambarchi
Imikuzushi

Sold out

Thomas Brinkmann and Oren Ambarchi
The Mortimer Trap

Sold out

Keiji Haino / Jim O'Rourke / Oren Ambarchi
In A Flash Everything Comes Together

Sold out

Ambarchi/Fennesz/Pimmon/Rehberg/Rowe
Afternoon Tea

Sold out

Keiji Haino / Jim O'Rourke / Oren Ambarchi
Tima Formosa

Sold out