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Jana Winderen - The Blue Beyond (vinyl LP)
2023
Les presses du réel – Music & Sound Arts – Misceallenous
forthcoming
Two immersive symphonic collages with which the Norwegian artist Jana Wenderen maps our sound environment and questions our relationship with the natural surroundings, as well as our capacity to listen to it.
 Charlemagne Palestine - Aa Sschmmettrroossppecctivve
2023
English edition
MER. B&L
forthcoming
1000 pictures and documents from the work and life of Charlemagne Palestine explode from the pages of the book, superimposed in "strumming" layers, weaving the historical and present (new expanded edition).
Ross Bolleter - Average Human Heart
2022
English edition
Lenka lente
forthcoming
In Average Human Heart, inspired by Eduardo Galeano's The Book of Embraces and Jorge Luis Borges's Ficciones, Ross Bolleter offers more than 100 vignettes (or "left hand stories") primarily on music and musical experience.
Akio Suzuki - New Sense of Hearing (vinyl LP)
2022
Blank Forms - Records
forthcoming
Available for the first time since its original 1980 release on ALM-Uranoia, New Sense of Hearing documents a collaboration between Takehisa Kosugi and Akio Suzuki, two luminaries of Japanese experimental music in the lineage of Fluxus.
Jonathan Scherk - Toon! (vinyl LP)
2022
Faitiche
forthcoming
Jonathan Scherk's first solo LP immerses us in a highly distinctive world of plunderphonics-sampledelica-variations acousmatiques that's impossible to classify while feeling familiar nonetheless. Following a strict two-minute format, thirteen complex sound constructions offer a range of experiences—as if the neurosciences had developed an acoustic formula capable of triggering illusions of memory.
Phill Niblock - Nurturing Exhibitions (book + 2 CD)
2022
Matière Mémoire
forthcoming
A book by Phill Niblock with 2 CD including new tracks with Stephen O'Malley, Deborah Walker, Kasper Toeplitz, Franck Vigroux, Hélène Breschand and David Maranha.
 Omnimal - Fielding (vinyl LP)
2022
Matière Mémoire
forthcoming
Crys Cole - Other Meetings (vinyl LP)
2022
Black Truffle
forthcoming
A major addition to the body of carefully hewn solo work Crys Cole has released over the last decade, offering up two side-long suites of her radically intimate approach to sound.
Loren Connors - Night of Rain
2022
English edition
Recital
forthcoming
An art book by musician and artist Loren Connors, exploring his pictural practice.
Charlie Morrow - New York 1982 (vinyl LP)
2022
Recital
forthcoming
An album of lost Derek Bailey sessions recorded with his friend and collaborator Charlie Morrow, that testifies to his art of collective experimentation.
Ákos Rózmann - Mass / Mässa (7 CD box set)
2022
Shelter Press - Records
forthcoming
The complete version of electro-acoustic composer Ákos Rózmann's epic masterpiece 12 Stations presented for the first time in its entirety as a deluxe 7CD set.
Ákos Rózmann - Mass / Mässa (7 CD box set)
2022
Shelter Press - Records
forthcoming
Ákos Rózmann's Mass consists of twelve electroacoustic compositions created between 1989 and 2004 in the composer's studio and at EMS in Stockholm. Like most of Rózmann's compositions, Mass is a long-form work with a duration of around seven hours. 
Holger Trülzsch - Body of Work - Behind the Appearances
2022
English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
forthcoming
Combining archive material with a wide selection of photographs of body paintings produced by the duo in the 1970-1980s, this publication retraces the evolution of gender identities and the treatment of the female body in visual culture from the 1950s to the present.
Harutaka Mochizuki - Eugène
2022
French edition
Lenka lente
forthcoming
 Nurse With Wound - La Mandragore (book + CD)
2022
French edition
Lenka lente
forthcoming
The most accomplished tale of Jean Lorrain (1855-1906), decadent dandy, ardent erotomaniac and corrosive pen, accompanied by a new piece by Nurse With Wound.
Roméo Poirier - Living Room (vinyl LP)
2022
Faitiche
forthcoming
The French musician and producer transforms the layering of different times into a free-flowing pulse that sounds both nostalgic and mysteriously ahistorical.
Alan Courtis - Discographisme maison / Homemade record sleeves
2022
French edition
ARTDERIEN
forthcoming
Discographisme maison / Homemade record sleeves is a project collecting and assembling a series of record sleeves. They were all reworked and customized by unknown artists who used the original cover as a support or a source of inspiration... This collection echoes an intimate, marginal and overlooked experience, which can be replaced in the history of iconography and pop music.
Amelia Cuni - Mumbai 04.02.1996 (2 vinyl LP)
2022
Black Truffle
forthcoming
Following on from the stunning recording of her 1992 performance at the Berlin Parampara Festival, Black Truffle continues its documentation of the work of Berlin-based Italian singer Amelia Cuni, one of the great contemporary exponents of dhrupad, the oldest surviving style of North Indian classical vocal music.
Lionel Marchetti - Le livre des falaises
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Music & Sound Arts – Misceallenous
forthcoming
A book of poems by the composer of musique concrète.
Andrey Tarkovsky - Solaris - Sound and Vision (book + vinyl LP + CD)
2022
English edition
Song Cycle Records
forthcoming
Collector's edition box set including the soundtrack realised by the great Russian composer Edward Artemiev for the Andrey Tarkovsky's masterpiece film Solaris (1972). The box comes with the remastered soundtrack in the vinyl and CD formats, and an exclusive luxurious photo book with unreleased images of the movie set and essays about music and cinema of the duo Artemiev/Tarkovsky.
Eric Thielemans - ਚੈਨਲKAANALचैनलRÁÐעָרוּץ - Godbear Series 004 (vinyl LP)
2022
Matière Mémoire
forthcoming
An original meeting, powerful and explosive, between Charlemagne Palestine, Eric Thielemans and Oren Ambarchi.
Pauline Oliveros - Reverberations: Tape & Electronic Music 1960 -1970 (11 CD box set)
2022
Important Records
forthcoming
This dense 11 disc retrospective of Pauline Oliveros' early and unreleased electronic work includes her very first piece made for tape in 1959.
Jim O\'Rourke - Immanent in Nervous Activity (vinyl LP)
2022
Die Schachtel
forthcoming
Riding the razor's edge between bristling electroacoustic wizardry and the constrained structures and harmonic interplay of musical minimalism, "Immanent in Nervous Activity" is Die Schachtel's new release from the creative partnership of Giovanni Di Domenico and Jim O'Rourke, joining the conversant vision of two of the most striking voices within the field of contemporary sound.
Revue & Corrigée
2022
French edition
Revue & Corrigée
Vanda Spengler; contemporary Arabic poetry: Rana Al Tonsi; interview with percussionist Lê Quan Ninh by Jérôme Noetinger; interview with David Chiesa and Nina Garcia, two of the 26 figures of the UN ensemble; interview with Lebanese musician, oudist and vocalist Youmna Saba; interview with Marion Camy-Palou by Michel Henritzi; Thierry Monnier (1972-2022) by Pali Meursault; RG Rough; 66 album reviews...
Philip Corner - The Art of No​-​Art (book + download code)
2022
Recital
A large book-object of scores by artist and composer Philip Corner, including a numbered art print and a supplemental audio download which features recordings of many scores from the book, played on a variety of instruments by 10 musicians (limited edition of 100 hand-numbered copies).
Neural - Alternative Metaverses
2022
English edition
Neural
Lu Yang, LaTurbo Avedon, Lawrence Lek, Marco Cadioli, A genealogy of the metaverses, The metaverses performed sounds, Ars Electronica 2021...
 Deux Filles - Silence & Wisdom (vinyl LP)
2022
varia
The 1982 debut album of the fictional and conceptual girl band comprising Colin Lloyd-Tucker and Simon Fisher Turner is a series of musical vignettes, blending processed guitars, sheets of synthesizers, echoey pianos, and washed-out vocal snippets to surprisingly varied effect, like the score of an unrealized arthouse film.
 Deux Filles - Double Happiness (vinyl LP)
2022
varia
The second album of the fictional and conceptual girl band comprising Colin Lloyd-Tucker and Simon Fisher Turner, originally released in 1983 on their own imprint, Papier Maché, full of meandering guitar, technically tighter and more refined, and with a more ominous tone, than the debut Silence & Wisdom.
 Fennesz - Black Sea (2 10\
2022
varia
2022 reissue of Fennesz's beautiful 4th solo album, originally released in 2008.
Jérôme Noetinger - Sur quelques mondes étranges (2 vinyl LP)
2022
varia
The music on this long-awaited solo vinyl album by legendary tape artist Jérome Noetinger was recorded live in the studio with no overdubs. Signals were sent through tube broadcast monitors and picked up with room microphones.
Milan Knížák - Another State of Stagnation / Piano Pieces (1991-2021) (CD)
2022
Sub Rosa
Six unreleased piano pieces by Milan Knízák, written between 1991 and 2021, played by Czech piano virtuoso Miroslav Beinhauer.
Leo Kupper - Electronic Works & Voices 1977-1987 (2 vinyl LP)
2022
Sub Rosa
This release highlights Leo Kupper's earliest compositions with his GAME machine - Générateur Automatique de Musique Electronique (Automatic Generatorof Electronic Music) constructed during the 1960's. Purely electronic sounds into new structures, Leo Kupper shows through his 4 tracks a real spirit of renewal.
Eric Thielemans - A New Score for Koyaanisqatsi (vinyl LP)
2022
Sub Rosa
Dark-folk songwriter Chantal Acda and beyond drums-percussion musician extraordinaire Eric Thielemans propose, after Phillip Glass, a new score for Koyaanisqatsi, re-actualising the incredibly beautiful, raw, rhythmic and touching images of this 80-ties cinematographic masterpiece.
Peter Rehberg - at GRM (2009, 2016) (vinyl LP)
2022
Shelter Press - Records
Two previously unreleased recordings of Peter Rehberg (1968-2021), live performances given at the GRM which, each in their own way, vividly illustrate the extent of his sonic palette.
Valerio Tricoli - Say Goodbye To The Wind (CD)
2022
Shelter Press - Records
A masterstroke of contemporary musique concrète and auditory conceptualism, dense with metaphor, allegory and meaning.
The Cricket - Black Music in Evolution, 1968-69
2022
English edition
Blank Forms - Books
Complete facsimile of The Cricket, an important but underknown music magazine edited by poets and writers Amiri Baraka, A. B. Spellman, and Larry Neal in 1968–69—a rare document of the Black Arts Movement.
Marsen Jules - Herbstlaub (vinyl LP)
2022
Keplar
The third album by Marsen Jules, both introspective and visionary, modest and ground-breaking, remastered by Stephan Mathieu and with a new artwork by Umor Rex's Daniel Castrejón.
Bertrand Gauguet - Miroir (CD)
2022
Akousis Records
A dialogue between the saxophone and the viola.
From Scratch - Albanian Summer Picaresque
2022
English edition
Rab-Rab Press
An account of an album about Albania by British experimental musicians made in the eighties. Also involving stories about the Albanian Society, William Bland, A. L. lloyd, RCPB ML, and Cornelius Cardew.
Alvin Curran - Drumming Up Trouble (vinyl LP)
2022
Black Truffle
Collecting previously unissued works recorded between 2018-2021 and a side-long epic dating back to the early 80s, as the title suggests, "Drumming Up Trouble" focuses on a hitherto almost unknown aspect of Alvin Curran:'s encyclopaedic and omnivorous musical world: his experiments with sampled and synthesised percussion.
Paul Panhuysen - Duo Geloso (vinyl LP)
2022
Black Truffle
The first release to document the variety and playfulness of the concerts that Arnold Dreyblatt and Paul Panhuysen's Duo Geloso performed throughout Europe in 1987-88.
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