Tanuki Records has released a new cassette that features two pieces from a trio comprised of Ilia Belorukov, Miguel A. Garcia, and Alfredo Costa Monteiro. This marks the first time that the trio has performed together despite working in pairs beforehand. The album is entitled Etwas and features two tracks that run approximately 22 minutes each. You can listen to the album above via the label's Bandcamp page. 90 cassettes are currently available. Both the physical and digital copies of the album can be purchased here.
Rhizome.s has released two new albums. The first is entitled affinités sélectives volume 1 and features five tracks that span 68 minutes. The first four tracks—"Back Feeder I" through "IV"—is performed by Gaudenz Badrutt, Ilia Belorukov, and Alexander Markvart. The fifth track is entitled "Gezeugt" and is performed by Quentin Conrate, Matthieu Lebrun, Laure-Anne Pudbut, and Fréderic Tentelier. You can find more information about the album here.
The second new release from Rhizome.s comes from Morgan Evans-Weiler and is entitled iterations & environments. The album features two compositions, the second of which finds Evans-Weiler accompanied by Emilio Carlos Gonzalez. You can find more information about the album here. Both albums are available for streaming above and on their respective Bandcamp pages.
A couple weeks ago, Intonema released an album from label founder Ilia Belorukov and Phicus. It's entitled K(nо́)t and features four tracks that total 40 minutes. Phicus is a Barcelona-based trio that's comprised of Ferran Fages, Àlex Reviriego, and Vasco Trilla. You can listen to an excerpt from the track "Endless Knot" above. You can purchase the digital album or the CD from the label's website here or their Bandcamp page here.
Mikroton has just released a batch of five new records. All five albums are currently available as digital downloads on their respective Bandcamp pages. The five albums that were released are:
MIKROTON CD 45: Kurt Liedwart / Phil Raymond - Rim
MIKROTON CD 46: Keith Rowe / Martin Küchen - The Bakery
MIKROTON CD 47: Norbert Möslang / Ilia Belorukov / Kurt Liedwart - sale_interiora
MIKROTON CD 48: Strøm (Gaudenz Badrutt / Christian Müller) - X
MIKROTON CD 49: Serge Baghdassarians / Boris Baltschun / Burkhard Beins - Future Perfect
You can find more information about each album on their respective album pages on the Mikroton website, as linked above. You can also stream samples from each album above. Physical copies of each album are currently available for pre-order and will be shipped around March 21st.
The Russia-based record label Intonema have announced two new releases. The first is 1 & 2, the debut album from Songs, a newly formed quartet whose members include Lucio Capece, Catherine Lamb, Rishin Singh, and Stine Sterne. Lucio Capece had previously released the excellent Less is Less - Music for Flying and Pendulating Speakers on Intonema back in 2013 but this marks the first release on the label for the other three musicians. The album is made up of two compositions by Singh himself that make up the 46-minute runtime. You can hear a sample of the record, as well as purchase it here.
The second new release from Intonema comes from a trio made up of Gaudenz Badrutt, Ilia Belorukov, and Jonas Kocher. The three musicians had toured together around Russia last year and a recording of their performance in St. Petersburg makes up the material found on Rotonda (album cover above). You can watch a clip of their live show and purchase the album here. Both 1 & 2 and Rotonda are limited to 200 CDs.