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Les Conversions
Snowwhite

After an impressive debut LP of playful darkness on Decimus’s own Kelippah imprint, No-Necking trio Pat Murano, Jason Meagher and Dave Shuford have teamed up once more as Les Conversions for another go, this t...view item »

Ghedalia Tazartes
5 Rimbaud 1 Verlaine

Sound poet and general avant-hollerer Ghedalia Tazartes pays tribute to some French literary greats, reinterpreting 5 Rimbaud poems and 1 by Verlaine. Tzarteses pulls out some wild and playful interpretations, very varied as a set. Previously released in a very low-key way, thes...view item »
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Arrigo Lora-Totino
Trio Prosodico

Prime Italian sound poetry recorded in 1976. The under-appreciated Mr. Arrigo Lora-Totino wrote and led the trio performance of Trio Prosodico, which he considers to be a major cornerstone of his work. Very little has made it to record, so cherish this new LP edi...view item »
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Hartmut Geerken
Orpheus

Hartmut Geerken has been a busy sound poet, improviser and collaborator (with the likes of John Tchicai and The Art Ensemble Of Chicago) for decades now: Orpheus is a 1996 recording of ...view item »
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Failing Lights
Afternoon Summer Sex

Wolf Eye Mike Connelly has been peddling queasy cosmic dark ambient drone jams with his Failing Lights alter-ego for a while now, and this latest very limited LP on super-consistent murk-mer...view item »

Konstrukt and Akira Sakata
Kaishi: Live at Kargart

Konstrukt are a group dedicated to improvising not only within themselves, but with outside guests. Following records with Joe McPhee and Peter Brötzmann, they recently welcomed Japanese saxophonist Akira Sakata to join them Live at Kargart, where they played conti...view item »
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Hartmut Geerken
At the Face

Wow, I’ve really had a lot of weird stuff to write about today, partly thanks to the always good but quite often bonkers Holidays Records dropping “new” ones by this fella and Ghedalia Tazartes but also thanks to Pete Swanson & ...view item »
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Joe McPhee Survival Unit III
Barrow Street Blues

Multi-instrumentalist Joe McPhee is one of the free-jazz greats, playing with everyone from Evan Parker and Mats Gustafsson, to Matthew Shipp. On Barrow Street Blues by Joe McPhee Survival Unit III he plays reeds and brass and is joined by Fred Lonberg-Holm and Michael Z...view item »
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Konstrukt and Peter Brötzmann
The Message: Live at Kargart

Konstrukt have a knack for getting super high-grade guests in for their recordings, and The Message: Live at Kargut is no exception. The big man of European free saxophone, Peter Brötzmann himself, joined the quartet for a long-form, high-energy exploration. 200 double vinyl copies, on Holiday Reco...view item »
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Orfanado
Iter

Orfanado is a duo comprised of Alessandro De Zan (In Zaire, G.I. Joe) and Riccardo Mazza (Lettera 22, A Flower Kollapsed, Lago Morto), and here they offer us up a full dose of bong-fuelled glory, Eastern, Western and South American influences froth around this gorgeously recorded soup of ...view item »
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Vom Grill
Lerend Luisteren

Vom Grill is a pseudonym for Dennis Tyfus, known for the famed Ultra Eczema label among many other things. Lerend Luisteren finds him casting tape loops and accordion together with vocal garble and warble. All of this manages to coagulate into some wonderfully weird song-forms. 7” single on Holida...view item »
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Hartmut Geerken / John Tchicai
Insistency!

Insistency! is the result of an improvisational session in Kabul in the 1970’s. Harmut Geerken and John Tchicai are the headline players, but this also features impressive work from Ghafur Rasul, Maqsud Schukurwali and Geerken’s 8 year-old s...view item »
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Enhet for Fri Musik
Dokument 1: Improvisationer och bandmusik för vilt dansande själar

This LP, rather utilitarianly titled Dokument 1: Improvisationer och bandmusik för vilt dansande själer, is the result of a collective semi-improvising (apparently) in the woods. Enhent for Fri Musik includes members of Sewer Election and Ättestupa, and have produced a st...view item »
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Gianni Giublena Rosacroce
Musica da camera oscura

Gianni Giublena Rosacroce is not actually the name of a real person, but a project of Stefano Isaia of Movie Star Junkies. Musica da camera oscura looks to the Middle-Eastern-influenced parts of the Mediterranean, and uses intense and varied percussion alongside clarinet and field recor...view item »
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Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza
Eroina

Strange improvised sounds from legendary Italian ensemble Gruppi di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza, who ranked Ennio Morricone among their number. Each track on Eroica was supposedly inspired by a different drug: see if you can guess which while listening. Weird and exciting music from 1973, still mor...view item »
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Zola Jesus
New Amsterdam

We've got a load of amazing LPs in from Holidays today, and this Zola Jesus live offering is one of them. It was previously released on Sacred Bones as a limited CDr but it's a good recording so it's got itself a vinyl pressing. You all know how hot these guys are right now so this edition of 509 won't be sticking around for long. You know w...view item »
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No Neck Blues Band
Furamingo Josei

The mighty Holidays Records have already pressed LPs by No-Neck Blues Band's Pat Murano's Decimus and Key Of Shame projects, and now here's an offering from NNCK themselves, recorded around the time they made the sprawling 'Qvaris' double LP. In contrast to the subtle restraint of that mammoth slab of wax, though, 'Furamingo Josei' is laced with a ...view item »
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Decimus
Decimus 9

Time to rejoice! We've got a new parcel from Holidays Records! They're the connoisseur's choice for boutique experimental music nowadays, don't you know? This time round we've got Pat Murano (No Neck Blues Band, K Salvatore, Malkuth and Key of Shame) dropping 40 minutes of creepy dark ele...view item »
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Konstrukt and William Parker
Live at NHKM

Konstrukt have already proved that they are very capable collaborators, having already played with the likes of Peter Brötzmann and Joe McPhee! Wow… Here they set up with a similarly legendary player, double bassist William Parker. Full credit to the guys that they f...view item »
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Konstrukt
Live at Tarcento Jazz

100% of this Turkish free-jazz quartet’s performance Live at Tarcento Jazz Festival last year. Free Jazz, but with a certain tinge to it in its quieter moments that I haven’t heard in many other recordings. Perhaps this is due to the unexpected presence of electronics and flutes?  Pressed to only 200 vinyl copies by the...view item »
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Konstrukt / Marshall Allen / Huseyin Ertunc / Barlas Tan Ozemek
Vibrations of the Day

The ever-interesting Holidays Records have a few new titles for us this week, one of which is this wild bit of international free jazz madness which sees Turkish free jazz quartet Konstrukt joined by bonus drummer Huseyin Ertunc, guitarist Barlas Tan Ozemek and perhaps most excitingly, Sun Ra's Arkestra ...view item »
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Ghedalia Tazartes
Hysterie Off Music

Here's a gem from legendary eccentric Ghedalia Tazartes, 'Hysterie of Music' originally came out on CD in 2007 but here is pressed on vinyl for the first time by the excellent Holidays in an edition of 350. It's got a very classy-looking embossed sleeve. Curiously, the tracks on the two sides are simply called 'Soul-1' to 'Soul-5' and 'C...view item »
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Ghedalia Tazartes
Check Point Charlie

I’ve encountered Ghedalia Tazartes’s recent work before now but this reissue of an album recorded in ‘89 and released in ‘90, previously only available on CD, is my first time hearing any of his output from as far back as the late ‘80s. It’s a mixture of ominous ...view item »
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Hartmut Geerken / John Tchicai
Hindukush Serenade

I've got some titles from the ever-awesome Holidays Records on my pile this week, and the first one I've gripped comes from the seemingly-bottomless Hartmut Geerken archives. This one's from 1977, towards the tail end of cultural ambassador Geerken's Kabul period ('72-'79), and sees him teaming up with none ...view item »
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John Wesseltoft / Okkyung Lee
Piper

Jon Wesseltoft and Okkyung Lee team up on this limited 12" from Italy's mighty Holidays Records this week, which contains a side-long drone piece carved from hypnotic cello and harmonium, humming and scraping in a trance-like unison for the best part of 20 minutes.   It's fair to say this isn't for everyone...if sc...view item »

In Zaire / The Skull Defekts
Split

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Nicola Ratti
Ossario Vol. 1

Through the use of sound generated from modular synthesizer, tapes and samples Ossario is a collection of ten separate and independent songs - in two volumes, available separately - introducing a new and radical composing method. The aim is to build some kind of musical skeletons designed not to be covered in flesh and tissues, but trying to red...view item »
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Nicola Ratti
Ossario Vol. 2

Through the use of sound generated from modular synthesizer, tapes and samples Ossario is a collection of ten separate and independent songs - in two volumes, available separately - introducing a new and radical composing method. The aim is to build some kind of musical skeletons designed not to be covered in flesh and tissues, but trying to red...view item »

oAxAcA
Salvatora

Italian free-jazz unit oAxAcA fusion it up for this latest release. Apparently taking their cues from ‘Bitches Brew’ and ‘Jack Johnson’ era Miles Davis, they fatten up the bass grooves, throw in some wah wah guitar, mute the trumpet and push the electric piano to the fore. The band is as ...view item »
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Hartmut Geerken
Live in Kabul 1976

Hartmut Geerken is what you might call a modern-day renaissance man. Not content to settle for just being an artist and art organiser, he's also a prolific writer and academic, not to mention film and stage actor, and spent nearly 20 years of his life living in Cairo, Kabul and Athens as an employee of the Goethe Institute. Truly an interesting ...view item »
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His Electro Blue Voice
Wolf / Worm

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U.S. Steel Cello Ensemble
Bitter Suites

Those marvellous people at Holidays have sent us a couple more records this week which I’m pleased about because their output is at worst interesting. This one here is a deluxe reissue of an LP originally issued in 1979, containing music performed on Robert Rutman’s Bow Chime and Single St...view item »
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Robedoor
Rock Bottom

We’ve got some new stuff in from the good people at Holidays Records, and the most exciting (for me at least) this week is this LP from Robedo...view item »
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Key Of Shame
Threnody for Marcus Junius Brutus

Regular readers will probably by now be aware that I'm a big fan of Holidays Records and the mysterious outsider weirdness they put out. They've always got something new coming out and it's almost all worth a punt. This week we've got a couple of their more challenging offerings by way of...view item »
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Teenage Panzerkorps
German Reggae

This wasn't even in the reviews pile, but I asked Phil if I could review it anyway because it's just too good not to recommend. Totally up my street, these guys. They sound like a punkier cross between Neu!, The Fall and Joy Division or something. They've got a sound that's really h...view item »
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Jooklo Duo & Bill Nace
Scratch

We've listened to this once in the office already and it sort of upset Phil a bit because he's a little racist about saxophones, but now I'm getting to splash around in it again all in the name of reviewing. Now, before I start on the music this looks fucking mint. Crazy psychedelic silve...view item »
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Horrid Red
Celestial Joy

Holidays Records are one of the labels who are totally coming up with the goods right now, and it's always an exciting (and costly) day for me when we some we get something new in from them. The packaging is always so bold and mysterious but most importantly the music it contains more oft...view item »
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Teenage Panzerkorps
Kauf Nicht Von TPK

It's my birthday (literally, not metaphorically), and fate has thrown me a handful of records I actually like to review! Oh yeah. For starters there's this glorious little slice of krauty garage punk on Holidays Records. Shiiiit. This is great! More than just an awesome band name. I'd not heard these guys before but after this I'll be invest...view item »
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Family Underground
Dagger In The Road

These Danish lads are always good for a laugh. 'Dagger On The Road' was released to accompany their recent Italian tour and has been pressed in limited quantities. It features two side long compositions. The first was originally released on tape via their own 'Lunar Light' imprint and it's a lairy little drone a...view item »
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Burial Hex
Hunger

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Golden Jooklo Age & Peaking Lights
Golden Jooklo Age & Peaking Lights

Ok, so you got what's going on here. Golden Jooklo Age team up with office favourites Peaking Lights to jam it out on some sweet neo-psychedelic cuts. Recorded in 2008 at Black Dirt Studios whilst the two groups were on tour together this self titled frea...view item »
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