TROST Records New Releases

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Keiji Haino + SUMAC
Out now on : CD / 2LP Ltd edition clear vinyl / Digital
four sprawling tracks of ominous, atmospheric music that ranges from eerily dissonant to noisily disturbing. That it came out of an improvised jam is exciting; that it’s born of Sumac joining forces with one of psychedelic music’s weirder minds is just awesome. Kerrang

THRENODY – Trio of Küchen / Berthling / Noble
Three musicians active in various formations in the improvisation and jazz scene with disctinct vocabularies, now formed a solid trio – intense and intuitive!

Brötzmann /Schlippenbach / Bennink at Lila Eule
new trio recordings in celebration of Machine Gun!

New album from Dirk Serries, Andrew Lisle and Colin Webster. Recorded in one intense live session at the White Noise studio in The Netherlands during a day-off on a European tour.

Zappa’s Hot Rats to be Released as 6CD Set


On December 20, just one day before what would have been Frank Zappa’s 79th birthday, Zappa Records and UMe will celebrate Hot Rats and the legendary composer’s highly prolific 1969 period with a mammoth six-disc boxed set titled, The Hot Rats Sessions. This expansive new collection documents and compiles every composition recorded during several days in July 1969 when Zappa recorded Hot Rats and a wealth of other material that ended up being used throughout multiple releases during his lifetime. Filled with an abundance of rare and unedited mixes, work mixes, relevant Vault nuggets and complete basic tracks mixed from the original multi-track master tapes by Craig Parker Adams and mastered by Bob Ludwig in 2019, the collection provides a fascinating look into the making of this classic album, and includes essentially every musical entity that was recorded during these iconic sessions.

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

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The Downtown Music Gallery 28th Anniversary Celebrations began on May 1st & Continues! Every In-store This Summer Helps Celebrate the Spirit of Creative Music Performed Live.

Sunday, October 13th:
6pm: ROSS HAMMOND – Solo Resonator Guitar
Drums / Buchla Synth / Guitar
8pm: MICHAEL VATCHER / SEAN CONLY – Drums & ContraBass!

Sunday, October 20th:
Downtown Poet Laureate Steve Dalachinsky passed away suddenly on September 16th, a tragic loss to the Downtown Community and Creative Music Scene worldwide. On this night, we will celebrate his life, his poetry and his influence. A half dozen Downtown musicians will play Free Music in his honor, as well as reading his Poetry and other rememberances. There will be some snacks and friendly faces so please come on down and help us to remember!

Sunday, October 27th:
6pm: DAVID GROLLMAN and KENNY MILLIONS – Snare Drums and Whatever He Does!
7pm: SEAN ALI & SANDY EWEN – Contrabass and Guitar-on-lap!

Sunday, November 10th:
6pm: NOAH BECKER and MICHAEL ATTIAS – Two Saxists!

DMG is located at 13 Monroe St. (between Catherine & Market Sts) in a basement below a small gallery. Take the F train to East Broadway or the 6 train to Canal or the B or D to Grand, or the M-15 bus to Madison & Catherine. Come on Down, the Sunday Music Series is Always Free & the Vibes are Always Cosy. You can check the weekly in-store sets through our Instagram feed

New Pablo Diaz Releases

El Contorno del Espacio, by SLD Trio w/ Paula Shocron on piano, Germán Lamonega on bass & Pablo Díaz on drums.
Diálogos, by Paula Shocron & Pablo Díaz duo w/ special guest clarinetist Guillermo Gregorio.
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Invenir, by drummers Marcelo von Schultz & Pablo Díaz.
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New Releases from Mikroton Recordings


Formanex with AMM, Christian Wolff, Keith Rowe, Ralf Wehowsky, John Tilbury, Phill Niblock, ONsemble, Seth Cluett, Radu Malfatti, Michael Pisaro, Julien Ottavi, Kasper T. Toeplitz
20 Years Of Experimental Music

Nantes trio Formanex celebrates 20 years of activism in experimental music with a 10 CD edition full of amazing collaborations with ONsemble (contemporary music group from Nantes and Saint-Nazaire) and composers they have worked with. The box set includes early works by Formanex’s own Julien Ottavi, unique compositions created by Keith Rowe, pieces by Kasper T. Toeplitz, Ralf Wehowsky, Seth Cluett, Michael Pisaro, Radu Malfatti, as well as other giants of contemporary music from the last 50 years; such as Phill Niblock and Christian Wolff.

FEN • Otomo Yoshihide / Ryu Hankil / Yan Jun / Yuen Chee Wai
No One’s Island

FEN (Far East Network) is a group project made up of musicians from Singapore, Japan, China, and South Korea who play improvised music. It was first started on the suggestion of globally renowned musician Otomo Yoshihide in 2008 for a French festival MIMI. Each member is an artist who works individually on the experimental music scene in his respective country. They have been supporting each other’s activities by organizing concerts in their own countries, and this relationship became the motivation to form FEN, and to extend their network to react with the reality of Asia in artistic means.

Lars Åkerlund / Eryck Abecassis

Eryck Abecassis and Lars Åkerlund started their Falls project to investigate the possibilities of achieving instability with synthesizers and electronic instruments. With only one dramatic change in their strategy: they employed both the same branded instruments to do that and it worked.

Andrea Ermke / Chris Abrahams / Marcello Busato / Arthur Rother

It took 15 years since its foundation to release their first album. Sink was formed in Berlin in 2004. Though their music is improvised, Sink play, perform, sound and feel as a band with a distinct band sound. Their sound ranges from typically Berlin Echtzeitmusik related mixed electroacoustic and acoustic soundscapes which can, but need not, result in a minimalistic groove. Sink already appeared on “Echtzeitmusik Berlin” compilation we produced in 2012.

Joke Lanz / Jason Kahn / Norbert Möslang / Günter Müller / Christian Weber

In 2018 Mikroton Mikroten Festival offered a special occasion to record five important musicians from the Swiss experimental music scene.

Parma Recordings New Releases

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Jeffrey Jacob
Very few things are as cross-culturally understood as music. Concert pianist Jeffrey Jacob knows and feels this profoundly. At the heart of his album DREAMERS stands Jacob’s Symphony No. 5, chronicling the emotions of undocumented children growing up in the United States.

Sirius Quartet
NYC-based Sirius Quartet deftly navigates the peaks and valleys of Navona Records’ PLAYING ON THE EDGE, featuring the genius of contemporary composers Ian Erickson, Marga Richter, Jennifer Castellano, Brian Field, and Mari Tamaki.

Andrea Cheeseman
The clarinet and computer might seem like unlikely partners in a musical endeavor. On Ravello Records’ SOMEWHERE, clarinetist Andrea Cheeseman suggests otherwise. With sometimes rhythm-driven and sometimes atmospheric performances, Cheeseman asserts that these two instruments not only can work in harmony, but that they should.