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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: Japan 2019 by Paal Nilssen-Love & Ken Vandermark

Paal Nilssen-Love & Ken Vandermark

Japan 2019

Released 2024

PNL Records and Audiographic Records are thrilled to announce the release of the seven CD boxset, Paal Nilssen-Love & Ken Vandermark: Japan 2019. This co-production includes live recordings by this long-standing duo from their 16-date concert tour of Japan, as well as new collaborations with le[...]
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New ReleasesAlbum: Earth’s Frequencies by Wadada Leo Smith & Joe Morris

Wadada Leo Smith & Joe Morris

Earth’s Frequencies

Released 2024

Time to start the new year. Legendary trumpeter and jazz great, runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize, winner, Guggenheim Fellowship winner, NEA Jazz Masters recipient, Wadada Leo Smith and one of the greatest authorities on improvised music, educator, our friend, guitarist, and double bassist Joe Morri[...]
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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 AdditionsAlbum: Live At Porgy & Bess by Plasmic: Agnes Heginger / Elisabeth Harnik / Uli Winter / Fredi Pröll

Plasmic: Agnes Heginger / Elisabeth Harnik / Uli Winter / Fredi Pröll

Live At Porgy & Bess

Released 2022

"To all intents and purposes this line-up resembles a jazz piano trio accompanying a lead vocalist but this project has helped to turn our world upside down. These musicians are all equally interactive with each other. As a collective, they work extremely well together, listening, searching and ref[...]
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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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New ReleasesAlbum: Truss by Dave Rempis, Pandelis Karayorgis, Jakob Heinemann & Bill Harris

Dave Rempis, Pandelis Karayorgis, Jakob Heinemann & Bill Harris

Truss

Released 2024

For the start of this new era of Karayorgis’ relationship to Chicago, Rempis assembled a quartet featuring a pair of younger musicians who by all accounts are among the best improvisers and instrumentalists of their generation on the Chicago scene – Jakob Heinemann on bass, and Bill Harris on d[...]
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New AdditionsAlbum: Vrtinci Minljivosti / Vortices of Impermanence by Ana Kravanja & Elisabeth Harnik

Ana Kravanja & Elisabeth Harnik

Vrtinci Minljivosti / Vortices of Impermanence

Released 2023

"Since last year, Slovenian violinist/violist/vocalist Ana Kravanja and pianist Elisabeth Harnik, based in Graz, Austria, have been playing together as a duo. Vrtinci Minljivosti (Vortices of Impermanence), recorded in October 2022 in Slovenia, is their debut album; although it documents their col[...]
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New AdditionsAlbum: Welcome To The Troposphere by Steve Swell & Elisabeth Harnik

Steve Swell & Elisabeth Harnik

Welcome To The Troposphere

Released 2023

Three years ago, the eminent pianist Elisabeth Harnik and the great trombone master Steve Swell released for the first time their joint album Tonotopic Organisation, which is highly regarded by both critics and fans of both musicians. Three years have passed and the duo is now launching the second [...]
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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: Better A Rook Than a Pawn by Edition Redux

Edition Redux

Better A Rook Than a Pawn

Released 2023

Audiographic Records presents the first album by Ken Vandermark’s newest ensemble, Edition Redux, which adds to the MacArthur Prize winner's internationally and critically acclaimed series of bands he has composed for: The Vandermark 5, FME, The Territory Band, The Resonance Ensemble, E[...]
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