AMM - Laminal




Across the years, you get Christopher Hobbs, Cornelius Cardew, Eddie Prévost, John Tilbury, Keith Rowe and Lou Gare. The release is dedicated to Evan Parker ...

Triple CD set released on Matchless Recordings in 1996.

Recorded in Aarhus, Denmark on the 16th of December 1969

Recorded at Goldsmiths' College, London on the 20th of February 1982

Recorded at Context Studios, New York on the 3rd of May 1994

Read more...

AMM & MEV - Apogee




On the first disc, you have three collaborations with AMM (Eddie Prévost, John Tilbury and Keith Rowe) and Musica Elettronica Viva (Alvin Curran, Frederic Rzewski and Richard Teitelbaum) ... if that doesn't thrill you with delight them you have already stopped reading this ...

Double CD released on Matchless Recordings in 2004.

Collaboration

Split

Read more...

MEV / AMM - Live Electronic Music Improvised




The very definition of "it does what it says on the tin".

LP released on Mainstream Records in 1970.

Live Electronic Music Improvised

Read more...

AMM - Before Driving to the Chapel we Took Coffee with Rick and Jennifer Reed

Recorded live at Rice University in Houston, TX in 1996, released as a CD by Matchless Recordings in 1997.

AMM - Before Driving to the Chapel we Took Coffee with Rick and Jennifer Reed

Read more...

Musica Elettronica Viva - Friday




Alvin Curran, Frederic Rzewski, Gunther Carius, Richard Teitelbaum and Franco Cataldi. A release so far ahead of it's time ... what the hell did people even begin to make of it 48 years ago?

Initially released on vinyl in 1969, this is the CD reissue on Alga Marghen from 2008.

Friday

Read more...

AMM - From a Strange Place

Live in Japan in 1995, released as a CD by PSF in 1996.

AMM - From a Strange Place

Read more...

Musica Elettronica Viva - Leave The City




Birgit Knabe, Ivan Coaquette, Patricia Coaquette, Nona Howard and Stéphano Giolitti offering up some weird old transcendentalism.

It is probably this release that Alvin Curran (a co-founder of Musica Elettronica Viva) refers to when he says "a couple of French kids [which] we just took [...] in [the group] actually stole the name of the group and put out their own record". Good on 'em!

Initially released on vinyl in 1970, this is the CD reissue on Spalax2 from 1997.

Leave The City

Read more...

AMM - Combine + Laminates & Treatise '84

A recording of the "classic" trio line-up of Keith Rowe (guitar and electronics), Eddie Prevost (drums) and John Tilbury (piano) live in Chicago in 1984. The "Combine & Laminates" LP was released by Pogus in 1990, then reissued five years later on CD by the band's own Matchless Recordings with an added track of AMM playing some of Cornelius Cardew's notorious "Treatise" graphical score.

AMM - Combine + Laminates & Treatise '84

Read more...

Musica Elettronica Viva - The Sound Pool




Sixteen strong collective that take you (metaphorically) through Dante's 9 circles of hell.

Initially released on vinyl in 1970, this is the CD reissue on Spalax2 from 1998.

The Sound Pool

Read more...

AMM - The Crypt (12th June 1968)

Unparalleled classic of English free improvised music, recorded in 1968 and first released by Matchless Recordings as a double LP in 1981. It's been given several double CD reissues, one of which is what this post is. The line-up for this version of the group was Keith Rowe on tabletop guitar and electronics, the legendary Cornelius Cardew on piano, Eddie Prevost and Christopher Hobbs on drums and percussion, and Lou Gare on saxophone and violin.

disc 1
disc 2

Read more...

4g - Cloud




Four Gentlemen Of The Guitar formed in mid-2004 to perform a series of shows in Europe and Canada. Three of these are contained here.

Keith Rowe and Oren Ambarchi on guitar and electronics, Christian Fennesz on guitar and computer and Toshimaru Nakamura on no-input mixing board.

Double CD released on Erstwhile Records in 2005.

cumulo

nimbus

Read more...

Hüsker Dü - Eight Miles High




Grant Hart was the drummer in Hüsker Dü. The news of his death was announced today ...

Hüsker Dü are one of the most important bands in my life ... whilst I silently reflect, here's a wonderful and poignant cover of The Byrds' Eight Miles High with a live version of Masochism World on the reverse.

7" released on SST in 1984.

Eight Miles High

Read more...

Keith Rowe / Sachiko M / Toshimaru Nakamura / Otomo Yoshihide - Untitled



Keith on tabletop guitar and electronic manipulation, Toshimaru Nakamura on his no-input mixing board, Sachiko Matsubara (a legend in her own right as well as being a frequent collaborator with Otomo Yoshihide including as a core member of Ground Zero) on "sinewaves and contact microphone on object" and Otomo Yoshihide on guitar and turntables. This is every bit as great as you have the right to expect.

Triple CD set released on Erstwhile Records in 2005.

one

two

three

Read more...

Keith Rowe / Toshimaru Nakamura - Weather Sky




Recorded at Le Chok Theatre, Saint-Etienne, France on June the 11th, 2001 and mixed and mastered back in Tokyo.

CD released on Erstwhile Records in 2001.

Weather Sky

Read more...

Keith Rowe / Toshimaru Nakamura - Between




You won't be surprised to know that the same people are using similar set-ups to the previous post but these are studio recordings from 2005.

Double CD released on Erstwhile Records in 2006.

Betwixt

Between

Read more...

Keith Rowe / Toshimaru Nakamura - Untitled




Keith Rowe on tabletop guitar and electronics with Toshimaru Nakamura on no-input mixing board recorded live at Kid Ailack Art Hall, Tokyo on September the 21st, 2008.

CD released on Erstwhile Records in 2009.

Untitled

Read more...

Keith Rowe / Taku Unami - Untitled




Keith on tabletop guitar and electronics with Taku Unami on his laptop. A study in concentration recorded live on September the 19th, 2008 at Kid Ailack Art Hall, Tokyo.

CD released on Erstwhile Records in 2008.

Untitled

Read more...

Evan Parker / Keith Rowe - Dark Rags




Keith Rowe (co-founder of AMM and a member of MIMEO and The Scratch Orchestra amongst others) on tabletop guitar and electronics with Evan Parker on saxophones recorded live during two concerts at Pannonica, Nantes, on December 31th 1999 & January 1st 2000. What a way to see in the new millennium!

CD released on Potlatch in 2000.

Dark Rags

Read more...

Evan Parker, Keith Rowe, Barry Guy, Eddie Prévost - Supersession

Killer quartet recorded live in 1984, released by Matchless Recordings as a CD in 1988.

Evan Parker, Keith Rowe, Barry Guy, Eddie Prévost - Supersession

Read more...

Evan Parker / John Edwards / Chris Corsano - A Glancing Blow




Evan on tenor and soprano saxophone, the double bass of John Edwards and the Kali of the drum kit that is Chris Corsano.

CD released on Clean Feed in 2007.

A Glancing Blow

Read more...