HVORDAN MAN FÅR FAT I CDer MED IMPROVISERET MUSIK
HOW TO GET HOLD OF CDs WITH IMPROVISED MUSIC
By Carl Bergstrøm-Nielsen
Warning - this is a very old page and I did not find time yet to revise it thoroughly. In short, try one of these large internet shops first: www.sound323.com, www.minimamedia.de or www.metamkine.com. If they don't have what you want and cannot get it for you, search the internet and try to find/contact the label or maybe one of the musisians. /CBN, june 2008.
(--- and...how to get to know about CDs ? Seewww.come.to/musings.com with reviews and radio or read reviews at magazines like Resonance, The Wire, CODA, Signal to Noise, Neue Zeitschrift für Musik or other places.)
DANSK: At bestille selv pr. postordre mv. er tit en meget nyttig ting, da butikker ikke altid vil gøre dette for en.
Man kan normalt godt bestille på engelsk også i Tyskland mv.
Hvordan får man informationer om nye CD-er med improviseret musik ? Se om tidsskrifter og websteder med anmeldelser nederst her under "Other Resources".
In order to get hold of CDs from the small interesting labels it is extremely useful to do some mail ordering yourself, since shops will not in all cases do this work for you. Also, it is usually a much faster way. Info on new releases - please see "Other Resources" below.
Some easy steps: 1) try Impetus (please see below) 2) If they cannot help you or if you would prefer a more direct contact if possible, find the company or companies you would like to buy from and contact them directly (please see list below). Some labels which I know or which I believe is not in the Impetus selection are marked "Not at Impetus".
This list attempts to be a comprehensive practical guide but is not at all complete. No responsibility can be taken for possible errors. Corrections and suggestions from readers bymail are of course much welcomed, but please be aware that I can only to a limited extent answer questions. For details of catalogues, prices, conditions of payment etc. please refer in all cases to the companies.
PIATCAT was closed down in 2005...
One really big distributor is Impetus Distribution. It covers among many others the following labels:
Acta, Alice, Bruce's Fingers, Cadence, Impetus, Knitting Factory, CIMP (Creative Improvised Music Projects), FMP (Free Music Productions (Berlin), For Four Ears, 2:13 Music, Emanem, IAI (Improvising Artists Inc.), Leo, Leo Lab, Matchless, Ogun, Random Acoustics, Rastascan, Scatter, Incus. (Also experimental music in general).
10 High Street, Skigersta, Ness
Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides
Tel: +44 01851 810 808 (24 hour order line!)
Fax: + 44 01851 810 809
Credit Cards accepted (Visa and MasterCard).
Impetus has a catalogue in the form of current additions and some more papers. A nice large pile of material might be available on request!
CD LABELS ACCEPTING DIRECT ORDERS AND OTHER DISTRIBUTION COMPANIES
Acta Records(John Butcher)
28 Aylmer Road
London w12 9LQ
Tel/Fax: +44 (0)181 740 1349
Not at Impetus.
Orders: please see angels on this page.
Homepage: http://hjem.get2net.dk/avart (more information here on ordering through shops and sale at Den Anden Opera, Copenhagen). Også DANSK tekst.
24 Chauntry Road
Fax: +44 1440 70 7689
Postfach 600 331
Entropy Stereo Recordings
PO BOX 530511
Livonia, MI 48153-0511
For 4 Ears Records
Fax +41 61 971 83 61
Incus Records (Derek Bailey)
14 Downs Road, London E5 8DS, England
Fax: +44 181 533 2851
Hybrid Music Productions
tel/fax +49 641 77429
P.O. Box 468, CH-8024 Zürich, Switzerland.
Phone/Fax: +41 383 82 33
Visa and Master Card credit cards are accepted. Orders to be sent by email.
c/o Joergen Lekfeldt
email. please see web
6, Anerley Hill
London SE19 2AA
Fax: +44 181 6596 422
Orders are accepted by Cheques, Postal Orders, I.M.O and Eurocheques. Visa and Master Card credit cards are accepted as well, but orders must be faxed or posted. Order form available at the website.
Matchless Recordings (Eddie Prèvost)
2 Shetlock's Cottages
Matching Tye near Harlow
Essex CM17 0QR
Tel: +44 01279 731 517
Mesostics(Kumi Wakao) http://www.d6.dion.ne.jp/~kwakao/label.html
Ogun Recording Ltd. (Haze Miller)
61-71 Collier Street
London N1 9BE
Tel: +44 (0) 171 278 7391
Fax: +44 (0) 171 278 7394
Haruhiko Okabe's personal label with improvised music.
2025-15 Kamifukuoka-tyou, Takamatsu-si
Kagawa, 760-0077, Japan
Phone +81 87 833 2297 Fax +81 87 837 1112
Not at Impetus.
Fax: +49 (0)2268 1813
1705 12th Street South
Birmingham, Alabama 35205
European Free Improvisation Project No reviews, but overview of record labels, musicians and more. Links to many homepages of labels. (Please be aware that the record label list bottom left is not the only one - see under "Links to related sites" for more).
Musings. English site about "improvised, experimental and other non-standard musics" with many reviews.
The Improvisor. American site on improvised music.
Resonance c/o London Musician's Collective
Unit 3.6, Lafone House
11-13 Leathermarket Street
London SE1 3HN,
Tel: +44 (0)171 403 1922
Fax: +44 (0)171 403 1880
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