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dEN Records proudly announce 3 new CDs releases available from January/27 on www.denrecords.eu.
to place an order just write an e-mail to order[at]denrecords.eu
Here as follows some details regarding the cds:
dEN002 stefano Ferrian’s dE-NOIZE “CH#02 Lophophora” _ 2nd chapter of the dE-NOIZE project this time based upon the Ghost Dance Movement and the subsequent Wounded Knee Creek Massacre by the US troops. An eclectic composition of over 30 minutes which gather improvisation, post rock, doom, progressive, avantgarde and electronic music.
…someone said regarding the last chapter […] It is a work of orchestral proportions, composed by an eclectic mind […] (vitalweekly.net)
dEN003 The Radiata 5tet “Aurelia Aurita” _ an interesting quintet born from the collaboration between Stefano Ferrian and Cecilia Quinteros a cello player based in Buenos Aires. Join forces in this album also Claudio Milano and Luca Pissavini, both winner of the Demetrio Stratos Prize with Nichelodeon, and Vito Emanuele Galante on Trumpet. Expect Avantgarde, Improvisation and some experiment in conduction of the higher level.
dEN004 Claudio Milano, Erna Franssens aka Kasjanoova “Adython” _ A great collaboration between the Claudio Milano’s vocals pirouettes and the Erna Franssens lyrics. It features the collaborations of Attila Faravelli, Alfonso Santimone (winner of the InSound contest as best electronic musician) and Stefano Ferrian. A unique blend of Dark Avantgarde and improvisation with instant sound treatment by Attila Faravelli on “L’Oracolo Di Delfi” and Alfonso Santimone on “Adython”. Liner notes by Arrington De Dionyso.
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dEN005 _ Nido Workshop “Nido Workshop” will be released on February / 16 through dEN Records.
description: Nido Workshop is a collective of musicians who are working through an exchange/clash of ideas. All the sounds and compositions are inspired by the New Thing and Radical Improvisation, taking shape from the current Free Jazz developed in the sixties up to the Contemporary Music and European Improvisation.

Nido Workshop is the 2011 Porsche Jazz Competition Winner. The release will be presented at their show on February / 16 at the Teatro Careni in Pieve Di Soligo during the Porsche Live Jazz performance.

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dEN Records is more than excited to announce two new releases out on MARCH / 16.

dEN006_Claudio Guida / Marcello Testa One plus One “Platform One”
It’s a big pleasure to welcome two musicians of such a high level like Claudio Guida (saxophones) and Marcello Testa (double bass) in the dEN family.
“Platform One” is a neverending discovery of great ideas and a fine taste on music. There’s 11 unique compositions that mix different musical genres but it never sounds missy with a high sense of focus. But what’s more impressive is the SOUND developed.
Inside also some liner notes by the italian contemporary composer and musician Claudio Lugo.

dEN007_Ferrian’s NUTIMBRE “Risk”
Almost any human endeavor carries some risk, but some are much more risky than others.
This is the brand new Stefano Ferrian project and actually one of the most “risky” to date.
7 original compositions between modern jazz, radical improvisation, jazz-rock, strongly influenced by legends like Steve Lacy, Thelonious Monk, Eric Dolphy and also some contemporary musicians like Ellery Eskelin, Mats Gustafsson and Ken Vandermark.
It features great musicians like Luca Pissavini on double bass (Demetrio Stratos Prize and Porsche Jazz Contest Winner), Vito Emanuele Galante on trumpet (Porsche Jazz Contest winner), Simone Quatrana on piano and Fabrizio Carriero on drums.

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dEN Records is proud to announce a wonderful new release featuring some talented italian musicians.
Raw Frame are going to perform live at UMBRIA JAZZ 2012 on Sunday / 08 their brand new album “Krakovia”  to be released on July / 15.
Raw Frame are Andrea Bolzoni (guitar), Salvatore Satta (bass) and Daniele Frati(drums).
The result is an elegant and melancholy kind of impro/jazz. The title-track is already available for a listen in the “Releases” section player.

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Following a review about stefano Ferrian’s dE-NOIZE “Lophophora”
Thanx so much to Rok and the Rocktologist

www.therocktologist.com/ferrian-stefano-ndash-lophophora.html

Review by: Rok Podgrajšek

Stefano Ferrian is an Italian multi-instrumentalist, involved in several projects in his home country. In 2011, he released a solo album, called Lophophora, one which I recently investigated and one which certainly made a big impression on me.

The occasional screeching guitar note aside, this album does well in presenting difficult avant-garde music with relatively “socially acceptable” patterns. Ferrian tackles the guitar in the same way that Fred Frith or Robert Fripp would, meaning that strange sequences are acceptable and in fact welcome, while at the same time keeping a cool control over the proceedings as well. The guitar and the rest of the music never gets away from him, as he never wanders too far into the obscure, but manages to present quite a multitude of crazy and bizarre ideas. The trick is in the way he does it – totally free while seemingly reserved and under control.

In terms of styles, we get just about the whole range of musical tastes here – from improvised jazz, metal, avant-garde rock, chamber music, world music, ambient,… you name it. The genres all mesh into this nice gooey collage of sounds from all over the musical map, yet keeping in the same spirit.

Ferrian gives us quite a chunk to digest. He tackles so many instruments on this album and manages to sound uniform and convincing on just about all of them. It is clear, however, that the guitar is where he is most at home at and he opens the window wide, so we may witness his skills on both the acoustic and electric. His saxophone skills are also extremely impressive and just like the guitar never stray too far, never being too self-important and annoying. Ferrian also occasionally uses vocals, but it’s more speak-singing than actual singing. If you are aware of the band Devil Doll, you’ll know what I mean.

Lophophora is a strangely beautiful album from an obviously extremely talented musician, one whom I definitely want to hear more from in the future. A thoroughly satisfying listen!

8 out of 10.

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dEN Records is proud to announce two brand new CDs to be released on OCTOBER / 15

dEN010 Double Tandem “OX”
It’s a great honour to welcome in the dEN Records family the DOUBLE TANDEMfeaturing Ken Vandermark, Ab Baars and Paal Nilssen-Love.
Their brand new album “OX”, which has been recorded live in concert during their powerful performance at Novara Jazz Winter Session on April/20, will be released onOctober/15.
Simply worthless to go on with long descriptions regarding this brand new recording. It’s simply killer!!!

dEN011 Massimo Minardi (H)ope’n Space 5tet “Lost Copyright”
Massimo Minardi is an important figure in the nowadays italian Jazz/improvisation scene. His brand new album “Lost Copyright” includes some of the best italian musicians in the likes of Dimitri Grechi Espinoza (saxophone, voice, piano), Luca Calabrese (trumpet),Stefano Solani (doublebass) and Filippo Monico (drums).
Elegant…mature and beautiful!!!

Excerpts taken from the above mentioned albums are available in the “RELEASE” section of this site and at www.soundcloud.com/denrecords

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RARA AVIS is a brand new project born from the collaboration between Stefano Ferrian, Ken Vandermark and a pool of italian talented and emerging musicians.

The European Tour will take place from April/26 to May/09.

Following further informations regarding the project:

LINE_UP
KEN VANDERMARK: tenor/baritone saxophone, clarinet
STEFANO FERRIAN: soprano/alto/tenor saxophone
LUCA PISSAVINI: double bass
SIMONE QUATRANA: piano
MIMMO SEC_: analogue revox, synths, instant sound treatment

The quintet’s musical spectrum is pretty wide and covers almost all the possible influences of the improvisation scene.

Jazz, electroacoustic, radical improvisation, timbrical research, contemporary and
avant-garde are all terms that can easily fit with this project musical effort.

If interested in booking this project please send an e-mail to sfdenoize at gmail (.) com

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it’s more than a pleasure to announce the IMPRO CONNECTION TOUR II.

The tour will be held from November/02 to November/24 and will touch Austria, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Russia, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland.

The nucleus of the tour consists in STEFANO FERRIAN (saxophones) and SIMONE QUATRANA (piano). At each gig some local musicians will share the stage with the above mentioned musicians.

The purpose of the IMPRO CONNECTION TOUR is to share ideas with improvisers from different countries and backgrounds and create stable international connections between musicians and artists.

Thanx to every musician and promoter that make it happen.

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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”
RARA AVIS
 was born on 2012 from a collaboration between Ken Vandermark (reeds) andStefano 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 theNolebol 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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#11_dEN012 Nicola Lancerotti 4tet “Skin” and dEN013 WhyOakTreeOh “Here Nor There” to be released on JANUARY/20

It’s a great pleasure to announce a multiple release on January/20:

dEN012 Nicola Lancerotti Quartet “Skin”
Nicola Lancerotti is an italian double bass player based in Bruxelles. The brand new album “Skin” is a perfect example of balance between improvisation, structures and a wonderful thematic taste. It features Daniele Martini (tenor/soprano sax), Jordi Grognard (tenor sax, flute, clarinets) and Nelide Bandello (drums).
“Skin” 
will be presented live on/at:

26th at the Sounds Jazz Club, Brussels, BE
28th at the Hot Club de Gand, Gent, BE
30th at the Jazz Station, Brussels, BE 

dEN013 WhyOakTreeOh “Here Nor There”
WhyOakTreeOh is a monster trio featuring Lawrence Williams (saxophones, voice), Hock Erno (double bass, bass guitar) and Sàrvàri Kovàcs Zsolt (drums).
“Here Nor There” is powerful and spiritual, jazz and rock as well.
Wonderfully played and composed it’s the perfect choice for the open minded.

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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 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 (hcbrecords.com).
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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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.

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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 (hcbrecords.com).

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

OLIVIER DI  PLACIDO & SEC_ ON TOUR

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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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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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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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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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.