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Catalytic Sound

creative music cooperative

Catalytic Sound is a music based co-operative designed to help create economic sustainability for its artists through patron support.
Put simply, one half of all album purchases and subscription fees will always go directly to the musicians of the collective.

New ReleasesAlbum: Koniec by Sebastiaan Janssen, Hubert Kostkiewicz, Ken Vandermark & Marta Warelis

Sebastiaan Janssen, Hubert Kostkiewicz, Ken Vandermark & Marta Warelis

Koniec

Released 2024

Audiographic Records issues Koniec, a first time collaboration between musicians based in Wrocław, Amsterdam, and Chicago. Compositions by Ken Vandermark, performed alongside Hubert Kostkiewicz, Marta Warelis, and Sebastiaan Janssen. The music resides somewhere between post-punk, Miles Davis' Agha[...]
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New AdditionsAlbum: Catalytic Sound Festival 2023 – Chicago by

Catalytic Sound Festival 2023 – Chicago

Designed and screen printed in Chicago by Dan Grzeca [...]
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New ReleasesAlbum: Musings Of A Bahamian Son by Joe McPhee with Ken Vandemark

Joe McPhee with Ken Vandemark

Musings Of A Bahamian Son

Released 2024

Joe McPhee is one of the great multi-instrumentalists of contemporary improvised music. His instrumental battery has included saxophones, clarinets, valve trombone, pocket trumpet, sound-on-sound tape recorder, and space organ, but another arrow in his quiver is text. McPhee has been writing poems [...]
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New ReleasesAlbum: Not One To​.​.​. by Fred Lonberg-Holm

Fred Lonberg-Holm

Not One To​.​.​.

Released 2024

Limited Edition Cassette in Cardboard CaseArt by Fred Lonberg-HolmCopy of 100 Recorded on April 29th 2022 at Shirk Studios, Chicago by Nick BrostePrepared for release by Gordon Comstock [...]
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Album: Gnash by Dave Rempis / Tashi Dorji Duo

Dave Rempis / Tashi Dorji Duo

Gnash

Released 2024

This overdue duo record by longtime colleagues Tashi Dorji (guitar) and Dave Rempis (saxophones) is a monument to the endless musical curiosity that links them. These two come at it from remarkably different backgrounds – Dorji combining his Bhutanese ethnicity with a love for metal, punk, Americ[...]
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New AdditionsAlbum: R​​​ø​​​da Linjen EP by Amalie Dahl's Dafnie

Amalie Dahl's Dafnie

R​​​ø​​​da Linjen EP

Released 2021

Amalie Dahl – alto and baritone saxophone, clarinetOscar Andreas Haug – trumpetJørgen Bjelkerud – tromboneNicolas Leirtrø - double bassVeslemøy Narvesen – drums, percussion and saw All music by Amalie Dahl.Recorded by Kyrre Laastad in Øra Studio on 28th and 29th of June 2021.Mixed by[...]
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New ReleasesAlbum: St​​​å​​​r op med solen by  Amalie Dahl's Dafnie

Amalie Dahl's Dafnie

St​​​å​​​r op med solen

Released 2024

‘Står op med solen’ (Rising with the sun) is the second album by Amalie Dahl’s Dafnie. With this album, the band continues the exploration of their collective sound. We hear influences from both old school free jazz, and contemporary Scandinavian jazz like Fire! Orchestra and Christian Wallu[...]
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New AdditionsAlbum: Dafnie by Amalie Dahl's Dafnie

Amalie Dahl's Dafnie

Dafnie

Released 2022

The energetic somersault greeting us on the debut of Danish born Trondheim based saxophone player and band leader Amalie Dahl’s Dafnie is a heads up for this fresh breath of air that Dafnie represents. The quintet colour out Dahl’s strong, melodic compositions with playfulness and convincing we[...]
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New AdditionsAlbum: Brooks by Brooks

Brooks

Brooks

Released 2024

This record was recorded in Olavshallen the 25th of may 2023. Brooks is Sondre, Emil and Bendik’s trio who each invited a teacher for a studio session during their second year jazz studies at NTNU in Trondheim. This resulted in the presence of Ingebrigt, Vigleik and Erik. We also asked Jørgen to[...]
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New AdditionsAlbum: Xanthic Tales by Axel Filip, Oscar Andreas Haug & Margaux Oswald

Axel Filip, Oscar Andreas Haug & Margaux Oswald

Xanthic Tales

Released 2022

Xanthic Tales is the first album documenting the international collaboration between trumpet player Oscar Andreas Haug, pianist Margaux Oswald and drummer Axel Filip. Free flowing, thematic and daring, the trio makes use of elements such as microtonality and preparations to create their captiiating[...]
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New AdditionsAlbum: f​​​ø​​​kt mose EP by Enok Monk

Enok Monk

f​​​ø​​​kt mose EP

Released 2024

Recorded and mixed in GODSterminalen by Trond Wiger for Alt for Høyt for Langt for Kort Forlag 2023Mastering by Karl Klaseie, Øra MasteringChorus lyrics På gli by Stig Aarskog Cover photo by Trond Wiger - trondwiger.noCover design by Juliane Schütz - julieannenoying.com Produced[...]
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New AdditionsAlbum: Svartsymra by Kristian Enkerud Lien's KRISE

Kristian Enkerud Lien's KRISE

Svartsymra

Released 2023

Svartsymra is an avant-garde exploration of sound and musical boundaries by the experimental contemporary ensemble KRISE, led by Kristian Enkerud Lien. The ensemble ventures into new territories by blending just intonation, microtonality, rock club vibes, and Norwegian folk music in an innovative w[...]
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New AdditionsAlbum: The Things I Ate by Peders Hode

Peders Hode

The Things I Ate

Released 2023

With the release of the album The Things I Ate, the talented guitarist and composer Peder Overvik Stuberg (b. 1996) makes a bold entrance unto the international jazz scene. The album showcases an instrumentalist, a band leader and a composer with a varied yet simultaneously distinctive and remarkab[...]
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New AdditionsAlbum: Improvisasjon av 21. november 2022 by TEIP TRIO & Maria Norseth Garli

TEIP TRIO & Maria Norseth Garli

Improvisasjon av 21. november 2022

Released 2023

On the evening of the 21st of November 2022, the first of a four-day long recording session at Verkstedhallen, Trondheim, TEIP TRIO and Maria Norseth Garli got together for a one-off set of improvisations. Garli’s acoustic guitar, combined with the room’s lack of monitoring, called for a soft a[...]
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New AdditionsAlbum: The Rite of Spring – Spectre d’un songe by Sylvie Courvoisier & Cory Smythe

Sylvie Courvoisier & Cory Smythe

The Rite of Spring – Spectre d’un songe

Released 2023

Sylvie Courvoisier is often viewed as a jazz pianist because her oeuvre is so fundamentally grounded in her profound skills as an improvisor. However, astute listeners realize quickly that she brings the touch and outlook of classical pianism to her work and indeed, the music of Messiaen, Bach, Lig[...]
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New AdditionsAlbum: Chimera by Sylvie Courvoisier

Sylvie Courvoisier

Chimera

Released 2023

Chimaera is the newest ensemble of pianist and composer Sylvie Courvoisier. The virtuoso band brings together key musical personalities from the New York jazz scene in Wadada Leo Smith, Nate Wooley, Drew Gress and Kenny Wollesen, and features Austrian artist Christian Fennesz, whose ambient texture[...]
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