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Matthias Muche - Bonecrusher
Hélène Pereira - Axis Mundi
Xiaoyong Chen - Qian & Yan
Wolfgang Mitterer - temp tracks
Christoph Zimper - The Millennials Mass
Paul Frick - Hofknicks
Lukas Ligeti - That Which Has Remained...
Romed Hopfgartner - Pattern & Decoration
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Matthias Muche: Bonecrusher

In his new solo project "Bonecrusher", WDR Jazz Prize Winner Matthias Muche uses a wide variety of playing setups: feeds of speech and soundscapes into and on the trombone, spatial expansion using external bells, interactive computer graphics as synaesthetic perception, or simply the pure, naked trombone. Find the album right here. 
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Wolfgang Mitterer: temp tracks

Wolfgang Mitterer is much in demand as a composer of operas, concertos, film scores, and theater music (including music for the Salzburg Festival’s Jedermann), for which he has been commissioned by renowned orchestras, ensembles, and opera houses around the world. Here the two-time recipient of the Austrian Film Music Award is releasing terrific “temp tracks”, which is music that serves as the preliminary soundtrack to film sequences until the ‘proper’ music arrives. Find the album right here.
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Xiaoyong Chen: Qian & Yan

Xiaoyong Chen’s compositions are, in a manner of speaking, “west- eastern travelling parties”: to the classical inventory of European instruments, he introduces the sounds of Chinese instruments that have several thousands of years of history to them. As part of this process, Chen asks: “Will the art of the future be based on tradition?”, only to add, matter-of-factly: “If so, why?” Find the album right here.
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Christoph Zimper - The Millennials Mass

The fascinating debut album by the Austrian composer and clarinetist Christoph Zimper, supported by top-class artists such as the Eggner Trio and the Plattform K+K Vienna: emergent, profound and exciting! Find the album right here.
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Paul Frick: Hofknicks

Paul Frick, best known for being a member of the group Brandt Brauer Frick and in 2020 also became a member of the legendary Tangerine Dream, presents his latest solo album 'Hofknicks' touching the genres of Dub, Bass, Techno, Ambient and Contemporary Classical, undergoing a multi-perspective reimagination of its origins ... reaching our ears as a hybrid play of reflections and colours. Find the album right here.
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Lukas Ligeti: That Which Has Remained...

The internationally renowned percussionist and composer Lukas Ligeti created a touching composition situated somewhere between performance art and concert, which remembers the history of Polish Jews in a unique way. Find the album right here.
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Romed Hopfgartner: Pattern & Decoration

Colorful jazz in all its forms and possibilities: the new album by the versatile Austrian saxophonist Romed Hopfgartner!
Find the album right here.
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VOS: Charlatan

Dark glowing contemporary jazz: the picture-rich and atmospheric debut album of the Austrian trio VOS!
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Franui & Florian Boesch: Alles wieder gut

“Alles wieder gut” is the ultimate Liederabend with Florian Boesch – one of the most sought-after Lieder-interpreters of our time – and Musicbanda Franui, the iconic ten-piece, three-decade old band from the wilderness of East Tyrol. Find the album right here.
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Lukas Lauermann: I N

Cellist & composer Lukas Lauermann proudly presents his 2nd solo recording. This work, titled “I N”, illustrates a very particular state: Someone does some soul-searching by looking INward – and in the same instance is receiving external INput and you may simply let yourself sink INto it! Find the album right here.
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