Artists

Anguish

Anguish

The dark, impossibly intense dirges, industrial noise onslaughts and banshee-like free jazz wailing heard throughout Anguish could be an imposing soundtrack for a dystopian, post-apocalyptic future. This powerhouse, inter-generational offering and RareNoise debut brings together […]

Animation

Animation

Animation is the band originally founded in 1998 by multiple Grammy winner Bob Belden and Tim Hagans, which over the years featured musicians of the caliber of Scott Kinsey (of TribalTech), Matt Garrison, KJ Sawka (now with Pendulum), DJ Logic, Guy Licata (of Method of […]

Bernocchi, Budd and Guthrie

Bernocchi, Budd and Guthrie

Eraldo Bernocchi, Harold Budd and Robin Guthrie‘s meeting of the spirits for a collaboration which has hitherto yielded two magnificent live performances – in a 19th Century power station on the outskirts of Milan (Centrale Taccani) and […]

Bernocchi, Quail, FM Einheit

Bernocchi, Quail, FM Einheit

Experimental Italian guitarist, electro-producer and sound designer  Eraldo Bernocchi joins forces with percussionist FM Einheit (a founder of the influential German industrial group Einstürzende Neubauten) and London-based cellist Jo Quail on Rosebud, a compelling mix of tranquil ambient sounds and pummeling industrial onslaughts. […]

Berserk!

Berserk!

berserk |ber’zerk; -?’serk| – adjectivefrenzied, raving, wild, out of control, amok, on the rampage, frantic, crazy, raging, insane, out of one’s mind, hysterical, mad, crazed, maniacal, manic; informal–bananas, bonkers, nuts, loco, The first-ever collaboration between Italian […]

Bill Brovold, Jamie Saft

Bill Brovold, Jamie Saft

Jamie Saft has been a significant presence on RareNoise since the label’s inception: as band leader on New Zion w. Cyro’s Sunshine Seas (on piano, analogue keyboards, bass and guitar with percussionist Cyro Baptista) and […]

Bobby Previte

Bobby Previte

As widely renowned for his unerring, intuitive grooves behind the kit as he is for his eclecticism as a composer and bandleader, Bobby Previte first worked with RareNoise through his association with Jamie Saft and Steve Swallow. […]

Brainkiller

Brainkiller

Brainkiller (originally a wordplay on the names of its two original members) is a funambolic jazz-prog trio with american Brian Allen on trombone, Jacob Koller on fender rhodes and piano and argentinean drummer Hernan Hecht to provide polyrhythmic intent. Originally a duo, […]

Chat Noir

Chat Noir

The adventurous trio Chat Noir has for the past 12 years defied easy categorization with its organic mix of ambient music, electronic textures as well as chamber music and jazz. Their singular approach to the […]

Cuong Vu

Cuong Vu

Trumpeter-composer Cuong Vu has established himself as a distinctive voice on the new music/improvising scene for his adventurous work over the past 20 years with the likes of guitarist Bill Frisell, Pat Metheny and Laurie Anderson as well […]

David Fiuczynski

David Fiuczynski

David Fiuczynski is without a doubt one of the greatest guitarists in the world of jazz and rock today, both from a technical and from a creative/compositional standpoint. Originally known as the funanbolic guitarist and […]

Death Cube K

Death Cube K

Death Cube K is both a Franz Kafka-themed bar in William Gibson‘s novel Idoru and the anagram of Buckethead – the stage name of one of the greatest and most surreal guitarists alive. Known for his guitar-shredding abilities (which […]

Eraldo Bernocchi

Eraldo Bernocchi

The work of RareNoise co-founder, multi-instrumentalist and composer Eraldo Bernocchi, crosses the whole of the label’s catalogue. From the ambient guitars of Parched, to the fusion of Somma, to his well received ambient collaboration with Harold […]

Eraldo Bernocchi, Prakash Sontakke

Eraldo Bernocchi, Prakash Sontakke

On his latest RareNoise release, the one-time Italian punk guitarist and current experimental musician-producer-sound designer Eraldo Bernocchi joins Indian slide guitar master Prakash Sontakke for a rare encounter on the sublimely beautiful Invisible Strings. A melding of East and West, Bernocchi plays […]

Free Nelson Mandoomjazz

Free Nelson Mandoomjazz

Free Nelson Mandoomjazz are a three-piece band formed in Edinburgh playing an experimental blend of doom metal and free jazz. Influenced principally by artists such as Black Sabbath, Electric Wizard, Sun Ra, Sonny Rollins, Albert Ayler and Wayne Shorter, they term […]

Gaudi

Gaudi

MAGNETIC is the exciting new album by London based music producer / musician GAUDI, which features a choice selection of sounds from the catalogue of internationally respected experimental label RareNoiseRecords, as well as direct contributions by several top caliber musicians from the worlds […]

Giorgi Mikadze

Giorgi Mikadze

Classically trained in his native Tbilisi, Giorgi Mikadze didn’t set out to explore the music of the country he’d just left when he arrived at Berklee. It was in part the influence of peers and […]

Interstatic

Interstatic

Seamlessly combining elements of jazz, experimental, ambient and rock, the scintillating power trio of expatriate Brit organist Roy Powell, Norwegian guitarist Jacob Young and Norwegian drummer Jarle Vespestad extends the organ trio tradition established by Jimmy Smith and taken to […]

J. Peter Schwalm

J. Peter Schwalm

Starting in 1998, German electro-acoustic composer J. Peter Schwalm worked continuously with Brian Eno for six years; together they released the album Drawn From Life, wrote the soundtrack to Nicolas Winding Refn‘s feature film Fear X, gave celebrated […]

Jamie Saft

Jamie Saft

One of the most prolific artists in the RareNoise roster, Jamie Saft has appeared on recordings by such groups as Metallic Taste of Blood, Slobber Pup, Plymouth, Red Hill, The Spanish Donkey and Berserk! as well as on collaborations […]

Joshua Trinidad

Joshua Trinidad

Denver-based trumpeter-composer Joshua Trinidad makes a strikingly original statement on his RareNoise  debut, In November. Recorded in Giske, Norway, this highly evocative trio outing features the adventurous Norwegian guitarist-composer and ECM recording artist Jacob Young (of InterStatic) and drummer Stale Liavik Solberg, […]

Each member of JÜ (guitarist Adam Meszaros, bassist Ernö Hock and drummer Andras Halmos) is an accomplished player on the Budapest scene. Beside dozens of Hungarian groups, the members have played with such internationally acclaimed musicians as John Zorn, Eugene […]

Led Bib

Led Bib

Easily the most adventurous and audacious outfit on today’s UK jazz scene, Led Bib has built a reputation over the course of seven albums for expansive improvisations and treks into genre-defying music of throbbing intensity.  Explosive enough […]

Lef

Lef

Singer-composer and all-round polimath Lorenzo Esposito Fornasari (a.k.a Lef) has been a recurrent fixture of RareNoise’s catalogue, a relationship that has grown and developed constantly from the very early days of the label. His voice was first […]

Liebman, Rudolph, Drake

Liebman, Rudolph, Drake

In the philosophical tradition of Taoism, “Chi” is the word used to describe the animating force of the universe, the breath of life that permeates all existence. A natural phenomenon, when channeled it can provide […]

Liebman, Rudolph, Nakatani

Liebman, Rudolph, Nakatani

The word magic comes up time and again when speaking of The Unknowable. Both Dave Liebman and Adam Rudolph use the term when describing their “beautiful alchemy” that also included Tatsuya Nakatani, all three acclaimed artists working as one for this […]

Lorenzo Feliciati

Lorenzo Feliciati

Lorenzo Feliciati’s career is split between his role as one of Italy’s greatest studio and live professional musicians and his evolving career as one of the contemporary electric bass greats – but what sets him truly apart are his […]

Magnet Animals

Magnet Animals

On the heels of his A Love Electric trilogy and subsequent song project, Man With No Country, guitarist-composer-poet-lyricist C Todd Clouser joins forces with drummer Jorge Servin and the potent one-two punch of Abraxas guitarist […]

Marilyn Mazur

Marilyn Mazur

In 1978, Danish percussion master Marilyn Mazur founded the bold, innovative Primi Band, an all-female music-theater ensemble that drew from a deep well of primal energy and experimental audacity. Four decades later, Mazur reinvents the core concepts in […]

Martin Schulte

Martin Schulte

Marat Shibaev (a.k.a.  Martin Schulte) hails from Kazan in Tatarstan and speaks the language of Basic Channel, Clicks n’ Cuts and Glitch, enhanced with dub – hence the moniker for the genre he operates in – dub-techno.  Martin […]

Meditronica

Meditronica

Meditronica are dubman and bassist Ashtech and keyboard player/soundman Paolo Polcari. Their collaborations hark back to the days of Italian supergroup Almamegretta (whose collaborations with Massive Attack are well known). Meditronica, as the name implies […]

Merzbow, Haino, Pándi

Merzbow, Haino, Pándi

A certain magic floods the room when free improvisers of the highest order get together to make music. And when said improvisers are also kindred spirits who know and can anticipate each other’s moves, a kind of […]

Metallic Taste Of Blood

Metallic Taste Of Blood

Metallic Taste Of Blood’s original lineup was Eraldo Bernocchi, Colin Edwin, Jamie Saft and Balazs Pandi. The history of this collaboration harks back to Colin Edwin‘s appreciation of one of Eraldo Bernocchi‘s releases on RareNoise (Arc by Parched) […]

Method of Defiance

Method of Defiance

Method Of Defiance is one of Bill Laswell’s longer term “vehicles” for the exploration of colliding musical genres (as are Material and Praxis). In this case the juxtaposition of drum’n bass, dub, electronica and jazz. After two releases featuring primarily Laswell, Guy […]

Mole

Mole

Around 2005 Mexican-born pianist-composer Mark Aanderud (now living in Barcelona) began playing with Argentinian drummer Hernan Hecht. Their chemistry was immediate and natural, eventually leading to the formation of Molé, a vehicle to explore their common interests. After exploring their […]

Mumpbeak

Mumpbeak

English-born but norwegian resident pianist/keyboard player/organist Roy Powell, whose recent releases on RareNoiseRecords count two full length albums with Naked Truth (with Lorenzo Feliciati and Pat Mastelotto) and his organ trio InterStatic with Jacob Young and Jarle Vespestad, creates astonishing near-symphonic […]

Naked Truth

Naked Truth

Naked Truth are Lorenzo Feliciati on bass, Pat Mastelotto on drums, Roy Powell on hammond, fender and prepared piano and Graham Haynes on electrified cornet. This new lineup, featured on their latest RareNoise release Ouroboros, coalesced at the end of 2011 as original trumpet player Cuong […]

New Zion w. Cyro

New Zion w. Cyro

In recent years, Jamie Saft’s signature musician-polymath touch has graced numerous recordings released by RareNoise, spanning a high dimensional manifold of genres, from the microtonal metal of Slobber Pup’s Black Aces, Pole Axe and The […]

O.R.k.

O.R.k.

Following on the heels of 2015’s captivating Inflamed Rides, the members of the powerful collective O.R.k., lead singer Lorenzo Esposito Fornasari (a.k.a. Lef), Porcupine Tree bassist Colin Edwin, Marta Sui Tubi guitarist Carmelo Pipitone and King Crimson drummer Pat Mastelotto — were […]

Obake

Obake

OBAKE is a word which refers to a class of Yokai, preternatural creatures of japanese folklore; the term’s strict translation is “A Thing That Changes” or “Shapeshifter” but is often also loosely taken to mean “Ghost” […]

Owls

Owls

Owls is the moniker chosen by british neofolk artist Tony Wakeford and italian Eraldo Bernocchi and Lorenzo Esposito Fornasari to vehiculate their musical creations in the realm of dark trip/hop, new wave and neofolk

Parched

Parched

Parched is the moniker chosen by guitarist and experimenter extraordinaire Eraldo Bernocchi and guitarist Davide Tiso (of Ephel Duath fame) to write and record ambient guitar soundscapes.

Perelman, Morris and Pándi

Perelman, Morris and Pándi

One brings together the potent forces of Brazilian tenor saxophonist and prolific free jazz icon Ivo Perelman, veteran bassist-guitarist Joe Morris (a ubiquitous figure on the avant garde jazz scene, making his recorded debut on […]

Plymouth

Plymouth

Following on the heels of their successful collaboration on 2013‘s Slobber Pup, one of their most intense releases for RareNoise, keyboardist Jamie Saft and guitarist Joe Morris reunited for another potent and provocative offering in […]

Previte, Saft, Cline

Previte, Saft, Cline

When future generations listen back to the sounds of this still young millennium, what music will remain to define the era? Master improvisers Bobby Previte, Jamie Saft and Nels Cline make their bid for immortality […]

Red Kite

Red Kite

Concocting a head-rush tempest of swirling psychedelia, heavy rock crunch, prog virtuosity and free-jazz experimentation, Norwegian jazz-rock power quartet Red Kite releases its highly anticipated self-titled debut. The exploratory and electrifying supergroup features members of some of […]

Reflections In Cosmo

Reflections In Cosmo

The fire and fury of ‘60s free jazz and the tumult of electronic rock-tinged experimental music is on full display on this new powerhouse offering from four cutting edge Oslo-based musicians collectively known as Reflection in Cosmo. With Kjetil Møster on […]

Rudd, Saft, Dunn, Pándi

Rudd, Saft, Dunn, Pándi

In a remarkable example of uncanny group-think, pianist-keyboardist and RareNoise regular Jamie Saft (Metallic Taste of Blood, Slobber Pup, Plymouth, Saft, Swallow and Previte, Wadada Leo Smith) joins with longtime collaborators Trevor Dunn on bass and Balázs Pándi on drums and master trombonist Roswell Rudd on […]

Rudd, Victor, Harris, Filiano

Rudd, Victor, Harris, Filiano

For his follow-up to 2016’s purely improvised studio recording Strength & Power (a cooperative quartet album featuring pianist Jamie Saft, bassist Trevor Dunn and drummer Balazs Pandi), the ever-adventurous trombonist-composer Roswell Rudd made a decided shift in direction on his […]

Saft, Swallow and Previte

Saft, Swallow and Previte

Over a career now spanning nearly thirty years, Jamie Saft has established himself as one of the visionaries of contemporary American music. As a composer, pianist and keyboard innovator, and collaborator of music icons such as Bad Brains, […]

Sean Noonan Pavees Dance

Sean Noonan Pavees Dance

A drummer and composer whose music enthusiastically defies category, Sean Noonan prefers the title Rhythmic Storyteller – an apt description for a modern-day sonic griot who spins imaginative yarns in the ancient tradition of wandering minstrels while […]

Slobber Pup

Slobber Pup

Jamie Saft’s, Joe Morris’ and Balazs Pandi’s artistic relationship has been steadily developing on RareNoise since late 2012 : Saft and Pandi both played on Metallic Taste Of Blood; all three played with Wadada Leo […]

Somma

Somma

Somma (“Sacred Order of Music, Magic and Art“) is the lifelong project of Eraldo Bernocchi and Petulia Mattioli. Somma is at heart a live audiovisual event involving juxtapposing tibetan monks to more modern performers in the space of […]

Sonar w. David Torn

Sonar w. David Torn

“Had MC Escher made music instead of drawing impossible and perplexing perspectives, it would sound like Sonar” is how writer Sid Smith once assessed the Swiss-based band’s work. (Sid Smith) The music created by Stephan […]

Spin Marvel

Spin Marvel

Spin Marvel is originally the brainchild of drummer Martin France in conjunction with Norwegian sound sculptor Terje Evensen and british bassist Tim Harries. For their third release, Infolding (after Spin Marvel (2006) and The Reluctantly Politicised Mr James (2010)), they are joined by  celebrated […]

The End

The End

When Norwegian baritone saxophonist Kjetil Møster (already collaborator of JÜ) joined forces in the studio with Swedish baritone sax burner Mats Gustafson (already present on RareNoise with the Cuts series of releases and Pole Axe by Slobber Pup), […]

The Spanish Donkey

The Spanish Donkey

The sound of Joe Morris’ electric guitar, with distortion pedal set on stun and wah-wah pedal fully engaged, colliding with Jamie Saft’s droning, microtonal organ and Mike Pride’s thunderous free drumming approach to the kit creates a mind-numbing […]

Worldservice Project

Worldservice Project

Following in the tradition of such renegade composers as Frank Zappa, Charles Mingus, Igor Stravinsky and Harrison Bertwhistle, Dave Morecroft seeks a spot in the musical firmament that is decidedly left of center. And as keyboardist and principal […]

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