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Artist: ABRAMS, JOSHUA
Title: Magnetoception
Format: Double LP
Label: Eremite
Country: USA
Price: $40.00
"On Magnetoception, Joshua Abrams is back exploring new contexts for the guimbri, the three-stringed north African bass lute at the heart of his Eremite recordings Natural Information (2010) and Represencing (2012). The artists first large-scale work on vinyl, Magnetoception began as a commission by Eremite for Abrams to make a double LP based in extended performances by an ensemble of Abrams, guitarists Emmett Kelly and Jeff Parker, and drummer Hamid Drake. The group recorded the nucleus of Magnetoception live to two-track, circled around vintage Neumanns and a woodstove in a Berwyn, Illinois attic in February 2013. Over the next year at his Chicago studio, Parlor One, Abrams added solo pieces for harp and clarinet, along with Lisa Alvarados harmonium, Ben Boyes autoharp, and percussion embellishments by Drake. Abramss compositions are a fascinating nexus of ideas from non-western traditional musics, minimalism, and jazz designed to catalyze his musicians toward a single group-mind organism of sound. On his 2012 album Represencing Abrams presented his music in capsule-length pieces realized by duo and trio groupings drawn from a pool of a dozen musicians. Magnetoception presents one ensemble methodically unfolding his compositions over longer durations. The performances intricately layer rhythm, melody, and drone into sonic textiles of extraordinary expressive breadth, by turns dense or spacious, repetitive or indeterminate, clattering or placid. In addition to his masterful contributions on trap kit, tabla, conga, and frame drums, Hamid Drake acts as a direct link to the visionary music of Don Cherry, one of Abramss essential artistic models. Magnetoception is the fullest measure yet of Joshua Abramss sound world. It sounds like no other music being made today. Presented in a heavyweight Stoughton "laserdisc" gatefold sleeve; mastered by Helge Sten at Sten Audio Virus Lab, Oslo, Norway; vinyl cut at Sterling by Steve Fallone and manufactured by RTI. Edition of 875 vinyl copies." - Eremite.
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Artist: JAMAL CREATIVE ARTS ENSEMBLE, KHAN
Title: Drumdance to the Motherland
Format: CD
Label: Eremite
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Classic reissue of this 1974 private press album!" - FE. "Theres not another record on the planet that sounds even remotely like vibraphonist Khan Jamals eccentric, one-of-a-kind masterpiece, Drumdance to the Motherland. In its improbable fusion of free jazz expressionism, Black psychedelia, & full-on dub-like production techniques, Drumdance remains a bracingly powerful outsider statement thirty-four years after it was recorded live at the Catacombs Club in Philadelphia in 1972. Comparisons to Sun Ra, King Tubby, Phil Cohran & BYG/Actuel merely hint at the cosmic otherness conjured by the band & by recording engineer Mario Falanas real-time enhancements. The first edition of three hundred copies, issued by Jamal in 1973 on the local Philadelphia label Dogtown, was barely distributed outside the citys limits. Since then Drumdance has assumed a mythic status among the very few aficionados, eBay mutants, & heads who know of it at all. Hallelujah that it can finally be heard outside their murky inner-sanctums!" - Eremite. Highly recommended!

Artist: MURRAY, SUNNY
Title: Big Chief
Format: LP
Label: Eremite
Country: USA
Price: $28.00
"First LP reissues on Eremite and true state-of-the-art reproductions -- beautiful heavy sleeves, attentive re-mastering, 180 gram RTI pressings. This Sunny Murray LP was released on the French EMI/Pathé label in 1969 and rarely seen by humans since. "Examples on record of Sunny Murrays enduring originality & influence as a drummer are many (refer to eremite 14, 45 & 46, among others), but very few recordings demonstrate his strikingly unusual voice as a band leader & composer. None do so more spectacularly than his 1969 album Big Chief. Unfortunately, its been a sick collectors item since long before ebay. So it is with great pride & satisfaction that Eremite returns to our friends in the human clan this long unavailable masterpiece. The group assembled for this Parisian studio date includes musicians from France, South Africa, Jamaica, & the USA, and the huge sweeping sound they conjure while absolutely nailing Murrays highly irregular compositional structures is as thrilling as free jazz gets. Hart Le Roy Bibbs appears once only in a wildly memorable turn. Everywhere & thru-out, Murray uses the instrumentations orchestral range to explore his fascination with the far extremes of the frequency range. Prepare your hearing for searing high-end burn! The record resolves beautifully in a performance of This Nearly Was Mine that manages to be both otherworldly & poignant. Not only is Big Chief one of Murrays great achievements, its one of the truly special recordings in free jazz history. Seriously. There is no greater love. The music was fastidiously remastered from the best available sources by Mike King (Reel Recordings), pressed on premium HQ-180 gram vinyl by RTI, & presented in a heavyweight Stoughton replica sleeve in an edition of 600." -Eremite.
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Artist: PARKER, JEFF
Title: Slight Freedom
Format: LP
Label: Eremite
Country: USA
Price: $32.00
"Slight Freedom, Jeff Parkers first ever solo record, presents the first opportunity to hear the guitarist in fully self-revealed circumstances. Recorded in 2013 and 2014 in the Hollywood Hills as he relocated from Chicago to Los Angeles, Parker combines the dark tonal palette and percussive attack hes known for with real-time processing elements and field recordings, deftly crafting a unique world of solo guitar music - multi-lingual, mysterious, alive with extraordinary sonic events, with a sturdy intelligence in charge and a raw home-style vibe. Jeff Parker is a longtime member of Tortoise. He creates works that explore the contrary relationships between tradition and technology, and improvisation and composition. Slight Freedom is yet another defining moment for Parker in 2016, a year that already includes a brilliant ensemble album (The New Breed) and Tortoises 25th anniversary tour and record (The Catastrophist). Parkers title composition sets the albums cavernous mood. Terse lines and ricocheting loops morph into a gnarly ambient section that resembles Neil Young droning out over a copy of Discreet Music (1975). Parker creates a different sort of ambient space in his take on Frank Oceans "Super Rich Kids", bending the melody around a bossa nova rhythm into a Moodsville tone poem. Parker makes an extraordinary long-form statement out of Chad Taylors "Mainz", a piece he first recorded with Taylor and bassist Chris Lopes on the album Bright Light In Winter (2011). Twice the length of the trio recording, the multi-layered soliloquy finds Parker leaping from the high rung to damn near orchestral heights, pushing his techniques and concepts to their breaking points. Its one of the great solo performances youll hear from a musician this year. To say "Lush Life" comes with formidable baggage is an understatement. Parker achieves instant classic status with a rendition that sounds beamed-in from a decommissioned satellite - burned out, covered in space grit, yet still formally nuanced and beautifully reflective of Strayhorns world-weary lyrics. Mastered by Helge Sten at Audio Virus. Pressed on 180 gram vinyl by RTI; Presented in a heavyweight Stoughton "laserdisc" sleeve, printed by Stoughton; Silkscreened by Alan Sherry of Siwa, who also silkscreened the labels and the inner sleeves; Edition of 850." - Eremite.

Artist: SOLIDARITY UNIT, INC
Title: Red, Black & Green
Format: LP
Label: Eremite
Country: USA
Price: $31.00
"Originally produced & issued by Charles Bobo Shaw himself, Red, Black & Green, by the band Solidarity Unit, Inc. documents what happened at The Bag Room in St. Louis, MO, the day Jimi Hendrix died. Captured in a gloriously blunt & low-res recording that is as stark as the B&W cover art, Shaw & the ten piece group produce a raw, teeming, clattering sound that never relinquishes. Lake & Bowie were by this time already powerful soloists, & both declaim fervently & damn near relentlessly over Shaws swaggering themes. Dead at age 34 & recorded just four times, guitarist Richard Martins performance is a true revelation; as Martin leaps from blues idioms to screaming attacks to pure howling feedback, one wonders if even Sonny Sharrock reached these places with the instrument. Furious kit & hand drumming, violently rattling little instruments, jabbing percussive Rhodes, thundering bass guitar -- these guys dont hold back! Easy to say lost underground free jazz classic, but thats the real story here. The music was remastered from the best available sources by Mike King (Reel Recordings), pressed on premium HQ-180 gram vinyl by RTI, & presented in a heavyweight Stoughton replica sleeve in an edition of 600." -Eremite.
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Artist: SULTANS ABORIGINAL MUSIC SOCIETY, JUMA
Title: Father Of Origin
Format: Double LP & CD Boxset
Label: Eremite
Country: USA
Price: $119.00
"Deep archeology into a long buried and previously undocumented chapter in the history of the early 70s loft era brings forth the revelatory Father of Origin, Eremites box set retrospective of percussionist/bassist Juma Sultans Aboriginal Music Society. Drawn from Sultans mammoth private archive of recordings, this ground-breaking set includes two audiophile LPs and a CD, a 28 page 12x12 book featuring previously unpublished photographs and ephemera and a detailed historical essay by jazz scholar Michael Heller, all manufactured to highest quality-freak standards. This old-school multi-media extravaganza exposes some of the most extraordinary and explosive free jazz of the period to the light of day for the first time. Established by Sultan and percussionist Ali Abuwi in Woodstock in 1968, Aboriginal Music Society was both a radical arts presenting organization and a killer band. Dedicated to musician self-sufficiency and stubbornly non-commercial, AMS waged guerrilla cultural warfare against mainstream America from strongholds in rural Woodstock and from lofts on New Yorks Lower East Side. For ten years, Sultan and the loose alliance of like-minded musicians in AMS produced independent concerts, owned and operated its own recording studio, and collaborated with legendary artist-run New York loft space Studio We on performances and educational programs. But during that whole time, they never released a record. Inspired by an emerging understanding of African cultures and the political ideas of the black power moment, AMS synthesized an African approach to percussion and collective performance with the revolutionary jazz of its day. In open-ended free improvisations they played an incendiary mix of massive trap kit and hand drum grooves and heaven-storming free jazz. The music was a cry of freedom, a declaration of black cultural artistic and political independence; and until now it has not been heard since the day it was made. The first of the sets two LPs, a 1970 Boston studio date, features a New York-Woodstock sextet--including Sultan, Abuwi, Dinwiddie, Wilson, Walsh, and Cross--engaged in a characteristically percussion-heavy improvisation. The other vinyl disc features a private jam session by Sultan, Abuwi, and saxophonist Frank Lowe at the Broadway headquarters of AMS. Recorded in April 1971, it predates by several months Lowes recording debut on Alice Coltranes World Galaxy. The CD features yet another historic meeting--an undated concert with the Woodstock crew and a trio of Midwesterners recently relocated to New York--saxophonist Julius Hemphill, cellist Abdul Wadud, and drummer Charles Bobo Shaw, all members of the St. Louis music and arts collective, Black Artists Group. Father of Origin is presented in a heavyweight telescoping box in paper wraps screen-printed by Alan Sherry at Siwa, who also screen-printed the LP sleeves, CD jacket & additional loose memorabilia." - Eremite.

Artist: TEST
Title: Always Coming from the Love Side
Format: Double CD
Label: Eremite
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
“NYC free jazz cooperative TEST was literally an underground favorite -- as part of the Music Under New York program in the 1990s, TEST was out on the street and subway platforms year-round, playing long-form unadulterated free jazz with an energy and creativity rarely encountered. Even on a scene known for strong personalities, these guys were renegade cats. Eremite heard and recorded TEST many, many times over a ten-year period; Always Coming from the Love Side, a two-CD set from TESTs 1999 US tour captured live by Malachi Ritscher at Fred Andersons Velvet Lounge just weeks before Y2K (on November 13, to be exact), is right up there among the bands strongest and most memorable performances. The cover photo, for those who dont recognize it, is of the Velvet Lounges legendary wallpaper. Other images include a portrait of Fred Anderson in front of the club (shot November 2005 byPeter Brötzmann just months before the building was destroyed by the city of Chicago to build a parking garage) and Tony Getsugs photos of TEST tearing up the bandstand there, as well as art and photography byJoshua Abrams and TEST bassist Matthew Heyner. Tom Bruno, drums; Daniel Carter, winds; Matthew Heyner, bass; Sabir Mateen, winds. Edition of 550 copies. Presented in a tri-fold Stoughton sleeve.” - Eremite.

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