MUSIC KEY
Exp = experimental
Alt Rock = rock
AV Jazz = avant garde jazz
Exp/Elec = experimental electronic
Noise = harsh noise/noise
Jazz comp. = jazz composition
Jazz = jazz
Spnkwrd = Spoken Word


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U.I.R.C - CATALOG A

The AbstractionsThe Abstractions
NOVO NAVIGATIO
Edgetone Records EDT 4027 - Exp
format CD

CD $13

Novo Navigatio (New Journey) is the Abstractions' third release of innovative and cutting sonic landscapes. This is "Vision music" that consists of a colorful orchestration of vocals, saxophones, guitars, percussion, strings, electronics and more. Also included is the wonderful sinking commentary about the disillusioned atmosphere of the current political climate we live and breathe in today’s world.


The AbstractionsThe Abstractions
ARS VIVENDE
Edgetone Records EDT 4019 - Exp
format CD

CD $13

This is the second release from  The Abstractions entitled,  ARS VIVENDE (the art of living)
This growing West Coast collective continues to explore music in all its elements foregoing the rules and demolishing walls. “…more daring, more complex, more puzzling…all the more disturbingly brutal…Ars Vivende takes their art much further than before.” 
François Couture All Music Guide


The AbstractionsThe Abstractions
Sonic Conspiracy
Edgetone Records EDT 4012 - Exp
format CD

CD $13

The Abstractions named by poet/author C.J. Reaven Borosque, was created by Bay Area musician/producers Ernesto Diaz-Infante and Rent Romus. From that creation out grew the collective ensemble you see before you.  Taking elements from a cross section of music genres and backgrounds, The Abstractions present an unclassifiable raw set of new sonic surreal textures forcing thought and feelings about life and culture in the real world.  Drawing from an improvisational body of knowledge, the unspoken words transformed to music, history, and social insight make up the musical repertoire. "Psychotic and gorgeously bludgeoning take on improv  death-jazz, with harrowing and paint-peeling vocals, careening, falling-down-the-stairs guitar..." -Cactus, KUSF Muzzle


Erik Amlee, Afternoon DreamErik Amlee
Afternoon Dream
Fire Museum Records FM05- World
format CD

CD $10

Afternoon Dream is the debut solo CD release of Paradise Camp 23 director Erik Amlee. His previous solo sitar cd-r releases have garnered much acclaim in many quarters. Brad Rose of Foxy Digitalis declared “Amlee's skill is apparent. This piece delicately unfolds like a linear dream about the sun's daily movement in the sky. With little more than a hint of delay to push the movement along, Amlee's playing is like a slow waltz at the moment the last rays of dusk are extinguished. It is simple, beautiful, and timeless.”
On this release Amlee adds acoustic guitar to the proceedings, to wonderful effect. Afternoon Dream is a masterful combination of trance inducing solo sitar work and pellucid acoustic guitar pieces, with a subversive loop or two thrown in to ensure that listeners don’t merely drift away completely into a blissful sonic netherworld.


Robert Anbian & the Unidentified Flying Quartet Robert Anbian
& The Unidentified Flying Quartet EDT4052- Spnkwrd/Jazz
format CD

CD $13

From the San Francisco poetry underground comes the voice of Robert Anbian, backed by electronic percussionist E. “Doc” Smith and Bay Area sax legend Charles Unger, plus keyboardist Sam Peoples and bassist Mike Shea. UFQ makes its own magic inspired by the music of Miles Davis, Thelonius Monk, and Bobby Hutcherson, with infusions of Brian Eno, the Grateful Dead, and something else. Notes Anbian: “I call the post-fusion, world beat jazz these guys play ‘acid-bop’ – it’s got more possibilities for poetry than the typical verse-chorus cadences of popular music.”
Known for his lyrical-epic “WE” series, and such topical effronteries as “Haikus for the White House,” Anbian has been described by fellow poet Richard Hack as “a passionate virtuoso steeped in these times and deep with tradition” [whose] “poetry crackles with currency – hiply linguistic turns of natural originality, rhythmically brimming with a tempestuous taste of ecstasy, reason, and love.” Dusty Dog Reviews declared him “a genius or a Venusian.”


Ashley Adams Trio

Ashley Adams Trio
Flowers for Mrs. Dalloway
Evander Music EM 003- Jazz
format CD

CD $12

Music after the 1925 novel by Virginia Woolf, adapted by Phillip Greenlief and co-created by the trio.
Using Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway for a foundation of form and characterization, the trio improvises its way through Clarissa Dalloway's "day in the life" in London, using different instruments to bring to life different characters and their manifold epiphanies.


The Gustavo Aguilar Get Libre Collective The Gustavo Aguilar Get Libre Collective
Destinations
Circumvention Music CCV3040 - Exp
format CD

CD $12

The debut release of Gustavo Aguilar's Get Libre Group brings together prominent creative voices in improvised music from Northern and Southern California. Destinations explores a variety of compositions designed to highlight improvisation. Their preservation exists neither on paper, nor even on the recording itself, but within the space, place, and time of their realizations. These compositions are a study in organic awareness in the sense that the trail they leave in their wake gives musical form to the resonance between order and disorder.


Amnesia Amnesia
Glass Box
Magentic Motorworks MAG23.6 - Exp/Elec
format CDr

CD $10

Music for Curt Haworth Dance Company performances at Danspace in New York. Composed by Jonathan Segel.


U.I.R.C - CATALOG B

Dr. Bob, Dark TimesBloom Project
Prismatic Season
Edgetone Records EDT4068-AV Jazz
format CD

CD $12

In October of 2006 the Bloom Project performed at the Sudden Sound Series presented by the Krannert Art Museum in Champaign/Urbana at the University of Illinois while on their first tour through the heartland of the United States.
The live CD recording features the group's signature wide ranging free group improvisations as well as some of the textual and graphical scores from their first CD 'Bloom'.
The album also features the debut sound recording of instrument inventor Steven Baker's challis drone as a closing track recorded in Pacifica California in 2007.
Thollem Mcdonas - piano; Rent Romus - alto and soprano saxophone, flute; Jon Brumit - drums, small objects; Steven Baker - challis drone



Bloom, Mcdonas/Romus/Brumit/BakerBloom Project
Bloom
EDT 4036 - AV Jazz
format CD

CD $12

'Bloom', a spirited and colossal collaboration between pianist Thollem Mcdonas, multi-saxophonist and electronician Rent Romus, instrument builder Steven Baker, and drummer and found-object player Jon Brumit. The CD features free group improvisations as well as interpretations of numerous textual and graphical scores offered up by Mcdonas and Brumit. The entire album is an organic construction and expression of solos, duos, and trios combining disparate and divergent stylistic histories with a sense of refreshing immediacy, intensity, and spontaneous inventiveness.


David Borgo David Borgo
Reverence for Uncertainty
Circumvention Music CCV3042 - Jazz
format CD

CD $12

Saxophonist's newest album moves freely between moments of introspection and delicate interplay to intense exploration and cathartic abandon features collective improvisations with another all-star cast of musicians, including George Lewis, Anthony Davis, Bertram Turetzky, Robert Reigle, Andy Connell, and Circumvention artists Jason Robinson, Gustavo Aguilar, and Nathan Hubbard.


David Borgo David Borgo
Massanetta Springs
Circumvention Music CCV3036 - Jazz


CD $12

Massanetta Springs, the second release as a leader by saxophonist and composer David Borgo, explores a variety of ensemble configurations -- from intimate solo and duo moments to full-on sextet arrangements -- and a broad palette of colors, textures and emotions -- from the post-bop robustness of Only in My Dreams to the provocative interjections of Oddity, from the delicate romance of Duke's Ellington's Sound of Love and In This Life Till Now to the gregarious interactions of Conference of the Birds and Pomodori, and from the earthiness of Scomotion to the subtle complexities of Heron Pool and the title track.


CJ Borosque + Robert M. & INSTAGONCJ Borosque + Robert M. / INSTAGON
beautiful
Edgetone Records EDT4070- Exp/Noise
format CD

CD $12

Throughout the career of CJ Borosque she has offered up her noise-ventures as singular commentary of psychological states of being that come from the intersection of her consciousness with society and the tensions that arise from that conflict. This album in neither nihilistic nor dystopian, but is instead a celebration of the vitality of the animal world and the veracity of nature. These tracks represent the wanderings of a mad mind that is illuminated by understanding on the brink of twilight. With this album CJ embraces her fear of madness and her fear of death and brings the beauty of both within the reach of the listening observer. This album is about the reconciliation of the human mind with the powerful and dark forces of the unconscious, which rises up in rebellion and stuns those who would deny the power of its presence. This is an album of great depth that belongs in the mind of any lover of truly raw vital energy that pours forth from both the belly of the beast…


C. J. REAVEN BOROSQUEC. J. Reaven  Borosque
MACHINE
Edgetone Records EDT 4020 - Noise
format CD

CD $12

Multi-artist C.J. Reaven Borosque pulls no punches with her first release of solo guitar saturated in noise, distortion, and looping. 
C.J. Reaven Borosque is a San Francisco Bay Area guitarist, writer, and abstract visual artist.  Coming from a family of “jazz” musicians, she began playing violin at the age of five, moving to the saxophone in her teens. After a brief hiatus from music she found her true love, guitar. Her preferences lie in a multitude of genres, with emphasis on experimental music and noise, using both de-tuned, and prepared guitars. She has performed with Kaylee Coombs in the ambient experimental duo Swoon Doll, Rent Romus' Lords of Outland and John Berndt among others.   Her recent noise CD, “Machine” has recently been released on Edgetone. This album is her solo debut as a noise artist.


The Metal Quan YinC.J. Reaven Borosque with Lords of Outland
The Metal Quan Yin
Edgetone Records EDT 4011 - Mod Jazz/Spknwrd
format CD

CD $12

“The general feeling is one of vitality struggling underneath a cold, decaying darkness…its dark metaphors are well-conceived and the imagery is evocative.” -Splendid
C.J. Reaven Borosque San Francisco Bay Area interdisciplinary artist, writer, musician, and abstract visual artist. Edgetone is proud to present her new book "The Metal Quan Yin",  a new and original work of imaginative and stunningly visual science fiction/fantasy poetry.In 2000, The Lords of Outland presented a series of new music pieces based on her exploratory writings entitled "The Destinations Suite" in the first season of the SIMM Series in San Francisco.  In April of 2002, Edgetone has released an addition to her new book a CD of music written to her works by Rent Romus' Lords of Outland


Boxes of Water

Boxes of Water
Evander Music EM 017- Jazz
format CD

CD $12


With Cory Wright, reeds; Noah Phillips, guitar; Aaron Kohen, bass; Harris Eisenstadt, drums
LA-based quartet works their way through original compositions with energy, passion and intelligence


BRUCKMANN/DIAZ/SHIURBA/STACKPOLE, Grand MalBRUCKMANN/DIAZ/SHIURBA/STACKPOLE
Grand Mal
Pax Recordings PR90260 - Exp
format CD

CD $10

Critically acclaimed oboist, electronic musician, and composer Kyle Bruckmann, a fixture in Chicago's thriving experimental music underground, teams up with San Francisco Bay Area luminary musicians Ernesto Diaz-Infante (acoustic guitar), John Shiurba (electric guitar) and Karen Stackpole (percussion). This CD combines the discipline of a classical foundation, weaving together American free jazz and European free improvisation, with the raucous sensibilities of Dada and punk in a dizzying variety of artistic endeavors.


JON BRUMIT, Vendetta RetreatJON BRUMIT
Vendetta Retreat
Edgetone Records EDT4031- Exp/Elec
format CD

CD $13

Jon Brumit's composed and improvised music incorporating percussion, electronics, sampling, found objects, and signal processing has been labeled "physically debilitating" and "intellectually refreshing" by art critics, and his performances have been declared "disarmingly powerful" and "extremely adventurous and explosive [for ambient music]" by rock and noise musicians. Not bad for an artist whose last release was made entirely with garbage from the San Francisco Dump.
Vendetta Retreat is an amalgmation of Jon's sound and visual explorations.
Set to a Motion Picture yet to be made, Jon plans to create the visual project based on clips supplied by anyone wishing to contribute.

If you would like to be part of
VENDETTA RETREAT The Motion Picture, send in your written response to the soundtrack, or experiences real or imagined on the theme of revenge. Submissions will remain anonymous. All contributors will be listed independent of their submissions. Send MOVs or AVs up to 30 seconds in length by first visiting
Jon Brumit's Web Site
. Deadline for submission is July 3 2006.


JON BRUMIT,pileDriverJON BRUMIT
pileDriver
Edgetone Records EDT4041- Exp
format CD

CD $13

This album was recorded at the San Francisco Dump entirely from items collected at the dump. As an artist-in-residence at the San Francisco dump, for example, Brumit made a CD in 2002 called "Piledriver," which samples the sounds of discarded objects including clock radios, bowling balls and a 16 mm movie projector.