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Arrivals: Karl Records (Aidan Baker / Idklang, Aidan Baker / Gareth Davis, Keiji Haino / Konstruct, zeitkratzer / Svetlana Spajic / Dragana Tomic / Obrad Milic

A few additions to our burgeoning experimental collection; Brilliant ambient / free jazz / night terror music from Karl Records.

Aidan Baker & Gareth Davies – Invisible Cities LP
https://karlrecords.bandcamp.com/album/invisible-cities

“Invisible Cities”, the first collaboration between AIDAN BAKER (NADJA, B/B/S) and bass clarinetist GARETH DAVIS (OISEAUX-TEMPÊTE), offers finest ambient / chamber jazz / subtle drones of a highly meditative quality.


Konstruct & Keiji Haino – A Philosophy Warping, Little By Little That Way Lies A Quagmire LP
https://karlrecords.bandcamp.com/album/a-philosophy-warping-little-by-little-that-way-lies-a-quagmire

Turkish free jazzers KONSTRUKT and the Japanese avant-garde / noise icon KEIJI HAINO present their first collaborational album.
“Veering from a killer spin on Turkish psych disco with wigged sax, wails and electronics harnessed to a disco thump on the 1st track, thru to mathy free jazz, exothermic outbursts, and a thrashing avant-punk piece, then coming to rest on a cooler ‘70s jazz-fusion tip. We’d love to hear someone deploy that 1st cut on an unsuspecting disco crowd!” Boomkat

zeitkratzer / Svetlana Spajic / Dragana Tomic / Obrad Milic – Serbian War Songs LP
https://karlrecords.bandcamp.com/album/serbian-war-songs

Within its 20 years of existence, REINHOLD FRIEDL’s ensemble zeitkratzer has proved its interpretatory mastership on a wide range of fields such as contemporary / avant-garde composers, electronic artists, industrial underground – and, probably most surprising on this list, also in traditional music / folklore as documented on the two albums “Volksmusik” and “Neue Volksmusik” . For “Serbian War Songs”, a selection of traditional songs from and about World War I, the “modern composition supergroup” (THE WIRE) have invited some special guests: the renowned singers SVETLANA SPAJIĆ and DRAGANA TOMIĆ (who both worked a.o. with ROBERT WILSON) and the diple / gusle player OBRAD MILIĆ.


Aidan Baker & Idklang – In The Red Room LP
https://karlrecords.bandcamp.com/album/in-the-red-room

AIDAN BAKER (NADJA, B/B/S/) joins forces with IDKLANG aka MARKUS STEINKELLNER for two epic instrumentals, melting ambient, drone and krautrock into a psychedelic trip of pure beauty.