dEN Records . . . the end of a cycle

Hello everyone.

dEN Records will stop its activity by the end of this year. This has been a wonderful ride and an incredible adventure at a human and musical level.

as a no-profit kind of label we’re totally satisfied of what we promoted and all the result we achieve in this small but definitely intense period of activity.

this is not a sad announcement at all. all the earthly cycles goes to an end soon or late but this has to be seen on a bigger perspective . . . each end is a new starting point.

Special thanks goes to Davide Soldarini for his incredible work on the dEN packaging / artwork, Elena Romenkova for some great artworks and all the musician involved.

A personal note . . . this year we lost a wonderful human being called Garrison Fewell. I don’t know where you are now my friend but your flame will be carefully held in our hearts forever.

for further contacts just jump to my personal website

best wishes to everyone.

dEN Records

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dENk002_WHIRL “Revolving Rapidly Around An Axis” To Be Out on January 25th

dENk002 WHIRL “Revolving Rapidly Around An Axis”

Whirl is a trio that features the legendary English reedist Tobias Delius (saxophone / clarinet) and the two young and active Norwegian improvisers Adrian Fiskum Myhr (double bass) and Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø (trombone).

dENk is proud to release their debut cd “Revolving rapidly around an axis”, that was recorded in Trondheim during a short tour of Norway last year.

It contains nine improvised pieces with music spanning from free fall improvisations to seemingly composed parts.

Whirl plays expressive improvised music where explosive free-jazz aesthetics are mixed with micro tonal timbral investigations in a way that allows silence and loudness to coexist.

Presented in Black JakeBox CD Format.


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dENk001_A – S E P T i C feat stefano ferrian | simone quatrana

dEN Records proudly announce A – S E P T i C feat stefano ferrian | simone quatrana to be released on November / 15  in Super Jewel Case Box with Glossy finished booklet and inlay.

This is gonna be the first dENk(ontemporary) serie CD release.

_ A – S E P T i C  feat  stefano ferrian | simone quatrana (saxophones | piano)
Stefano Ferrian and Simone Quatrana collaborates in the NUTIMBRE and in the RARA AVIS feat Ken Vandermark projects.

NUTIMBRE participated to the Umbria Jazz Fest (2012/2013), Novara Jazz Fest and JazzIt Fest and did two European tours supporting the “Risk” and “Cycles” releases.

RARA AVIS feat Ken Vandermark did a successful tour along Europe on 2013 supporting their already sold out release “Mutations / Multicellulars Mutations” which entered the Top 40 of the important USA distributor Squidco.

They did the Impro Connection Tour III together for a total of 16 gigs in 19 days through Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Russia, Finland, Denmark and Germany for a total of 7200km.

They collaborates with renowed personalities of the modern improvised music scene like Peter Brotzmann, Ken Vandermark, Mikolaj Trzaska, Rudy Mahal and many others.

Stefano and Simone delivers an organic improvisation crossing the lines between european radical culture and eastern conception of jazz.

The full album is already available for full streaming and digital download at A – S E P T i C *digital album

*(The H Y D R A release feat Dalila Kayros & Claudio Milano that was supposed to be the first dENk release will be out later this year due to some release schedule changing)

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dENK01_H Y D R A Dalila Kayros & Claudio Milano

dEN Records proudly announces one brand new adventorous release to be hopefully out on SEPTEMBER / 2014, if the wind hopefully blows in the right way ! ! !

This contemporary vocal duo will be the first dEN Kontemporary release which will be a different tirature CD serie. 

Two voices and their bodily singing. An instant composing performance that hugs, regenerates and cuts into pieces the whole sound spectrum.

Contemporary poet’s scripts made out of a profane taste dressed up with ritual mysticism.

From the pre-vocal to the Gregorian chant, madrigal and the new Opera vocality, passing by Jazz rhythm, metal aggressions and ethno emissions.

Primordial and futuristic as well.

A journey between elegy and anxiety.

H Y D R A Dalila Kayros & Claudio Milano Album Teaser


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dEN019_NUTIMBRE “Cycles” OUT NOW!!!

Glad to announce that after a long series of bad luck the brand new NUTIMBRE “Cycles” album is finally released.
It features Stefano Ferrian (alto saxophones), Vito Emanuele Galante (trumpet), Simone Quatrana (piano), Luca Pissavini (double bass) and Fabrizio Carriero (drums).
The musicians involved in the project recorded or played live with musicians like Peter Brotzmann, Ken Vandermark, Michel Doneda etc and are part of important projects like RARA AVIS.
The new compositions mix different musical genres including Rock, Prog, Jazz, Impro and so on.
Make sure to get a copy NOW!!! 

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glad to post the tour poster of the upcoming DALILA KAYROS EK-StaSi Tour 2013. Make sure to check her on the road!

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dEN017 SEC_ and dEN018 Rubik Erno 5tet OUT ON OCTOBER / 08

Here we are with the next releases to be out on October/08. Unfortunately the brand new NUTIMBRE “Cycles” album has been postponed and it’ll be released later this year.

The brand new SEC_ album “Outflow” is ready to hit the road on OCTOBER/08.
It has been produced in collaboration with the Israeli label Heart & Crossbone (

SEC_ will be busy touring from October/03 to October/15 together with Olivier Di Placido. here as follows the tourplan!


03.10.2013 @ Chez Damien, Maresille  FR
06.10.2013 @ Cave12, Geneve CH  (w/ Black Pus, NMO)
08.10.2013 @ Oslo10,  Basel CH (w/ NMO, Evol)
09.10.2013 @ Klubi, Zurich CH  (w/ NMO)
10.10.2013 @ Gaffer Fest  – Periscope, Lyon FR (w/ Dead Neanderthals&Colin Webster,  KNYST!,  N.Millevoi)
11.10.2013 @ Non-Jazz – Instants Chavirés, Paris FR
12.10.2013 @ L.M.R., Mulhouse, FR (w/ Micro_Penis)
13.10.2013 @ Hall Des Chars, Strasbourg, FR  (w/ NMO)
15.10.2013 @ Les Trinitaires, Metz FR  (w/ KK Null&The Noiser, Richard Francis)


We’re proud to have the chance to release this great live recording from the RUBIK ERNO 5tet
It’s difficult to hear interesting impro music around nowadays but this is one of those recordings you should definitely check!  



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dEN Records is proud to announce 3 new releases that will be officially out on OCTOBER / 08.
The first one is the brand new SEC_“Outflow” (dEN017) album which represent the first electroacoustic/noise release of the label. It is a co-production with the  label Heart And Crossbone (
The second release is a wonderful improvisation recorded at JazzaJ by the RUBIK ERNO 5tet “Telling Tales” (dEN018), a killer release!
Last but not least is the second NUTIMBRE “Cycles” (dEN019) album that will be presented live the next week. the route is below!


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#13_LizardCD0096/CM7513/dENCP001_InSonar “L’Enfant Et Le Mènure”

dEN Records proudly announce a brand new release which is the first label co-production.

InSonar is a Claudio Milano project which features worldwide renowed musicians like Elliott Sharp, Trey Gunn, Pat Mastellotto, Walter Calloni, Ivan Cattaneo, Nik Turner, Dieter Moebius, Thomas Bloch, Ralph Carney, Dana Colley, Graham Clark, Nate Wooley, Mats Gustafsson, Paolo Tofani, Alfonso Santimone and many others.

It is a double CD release with a 48 pages booklet with a limited handnumbered packaging.

Make sure to get a copy now!

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dEN Records proudly announces three new releases to be out on APRIL/05 with a total re-designed awesome packaging!

dEN014_Steve Swell / Andrew Raffo Dewar / Garrison Fewell “Estuaries”
Steve Swell
is an active member of the NYC Music Community since ’75 and has toured or recorded with cutting edge musicians like Anthony Braxton, Cecil Taylor and mainstreamers like Buddy Rich and Lionel Hampton as well. 

No doubt about the fact that he’s one of the most important active trombonist on the scene.

“Eastuaries” is a wonderful example of how great improvisers can shape the music and reveals that the only way to reach freedom is a total control of the music.

It features the argentinian composer and improviser Andrew Raffo Dewar on soprano saxophone and the great Garrison Fewell on guitar.

dEN015_RARA AVIS “Mutations / Multicellulars Mutations”
was born on 2012 from a collaboration between Ken Vandermark (reeds) and Stefano Ferrian (saxophones).
It features some of the best and most active italian emerging musicians like Luca Pissavini (double bass), Simone Quatrana (piano) and SEC_ (revox, instant sound treatment).

It includes a bonus disc “Multicellulars Mutations” which features duo/trio recording.

Ken’s opinions regarding the project:
“I’m extremely excited about the group for a number of reasons: the band is a cooperative, without a designated leader, everyone’s ideas and playing caries equal weight; the Italian members of Rara Avis are part of a new generation of players who are very knowledgeable about contemporary developments in improvised and composed music; and the fields of sound the ensemble explores are unique in terms of texture, velocity, dynamics- the traditional hierarchies of what instrument is “melodic,” what instrument supplies “rhythm,” are so turned on their head and blurred that it is often impossible to identify the creative sources at work during a performance.”

RARA AVIS will be on tour to support the release from APRIL/26 to MAY/08, following the tourplan:

26/04 @ Novara Jazz Winter, Novara [IT]
27/04 @ Leoncavallo, Milano [IT]
28/04 @ DobiaLab, Staranzano [IT]
29/04 @ Fluc, Wien [AT]
01/05 @ Klub Slavie, Ceske Budejovice [CZ]
02/05 @ Kabinet MùZ, Brno [CZ]
03/05 @ Divadlo29, Pardubice [CZ]
05/05 @ Klub Dragon, Poznan [PL]
06/05 @ Pardon ToTu, Warsaw [PL]
07/05 @ Klub Alchemia, Krakòw [PL]
08/05 @ Mika Tivadar, Budapest [HU]

dEN016_Dalila Kayros “Nuhk”
Nuhk” is born and believe us . . . it’s such a great thing! 

it’s the result of the artistical marriage between Dalila Kayros and Antonio Zitarelli (Mombu/Neo) who helped Dalila to explores the gloomy depths of her beloved homeland – Sardinia.

The result is simply superb and unique. She can gently weep, sing or shout unearthly laments keeping everything coherent with the musical effort which is pretty wide since it includes compositions and improvisation as well. Not less important the Antonio’s contribution on the arrangements. 

The lyrics are written in the Sardinian dialect which gives to this work of art a unique touch.

Obscure traditions meets modern potions – memories of an old time that still smells of matriarchy. 

Dalila Kayros will present the new effort “Nuhk” live in concert on April / 05 at the Nolebol Festival IV that will be held at the CSOA “La Strada” in Rome alongside acts in the likes of Fuzz Orchestra and Gronge.

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