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SHOW YOUR LOVE

Limited edition C45 cassette of solo shortwave tracks by Duncan released in 20 numbered copies including hardcover book with 2-color printed pages by Duncan and Jonathan Canady.

Side A: The Shape of Minds to Come 4
Side B: The Shape of Minds to Come 5



The RUSE

Limited edition C60 cassette of mixes by Duncan and Nicola Vinciguerra released in 50 numbered copies with original artwork by Nicola Vinciguerra.




Chimeratorium

Limited edition 10" released in 100 numbered copies by Silentes.
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Deison
John Duncan

Everyone
Portal
Theta Waves

"Chimeratorium" is based on an audio dream that Deison had. He dreamt about making a new piece together with John Duncan: they were in a large room, in an old church, sculpting frequencies repeatedly for hours. Sounds and frequencies have been then recreated in the studio according to that particular event, becoming the long beautiful suites "Theta Waves" and "Portal", the latter being a collaboration track by both artists.

John Duncan, one of the most consistently confrontational, powerful, and compelling masters of experimentation of the last forty years, is also presenting an unreleased number entitled "Everyone", which is an alternate mix of a track that is going to appear on his upcoming album called "Soft Eyes", a project that was born directly from the experiences and inspirations that Duncan collected during the "Red Sky tour" in Japan with Eiko Ishibashi, Jim O'Rourke and Joe Talia.

Packed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve with images created by Stefano Gentile, "Chimeratorium" comes in a limited 10" black vinyl in the 13/Private Sounds series.

Limited Edition Cassette #1

46 minute cassette released in limited edition of 20 copies, signed and numbered, each copy unique.
John Duncan: shortwave
The Shape of Minds to Come 6
The Shape of Minds to Come 7
Artwork by John Duncan and Rosa Lavita
Produced with generous support from NEUREC

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PANIC @ 11,000 FEET

Single side LP release by Matiere Memoire
John Duncan: shortwave



RED SKY

iDEAL 181
Limited numbered edition 2xCD release by iDEAL


John Duncan: vocals
Eiko Ishibashi: flute, effects, keyboards
Jim O'Rourke: bass, synth, shortwave, effects
Joe Talia: drums, percussion

Jim O'Rourke, Eiko Ishibashi, and Joe Talia aid avant-garde enigma John Duncan unpackage songs from his remarkable grimoir 'Bitter Earth' on recordings made in Club Metro, Kyoto, 2017 while a Typhoon raged outside the venue. This is really quite the stunning set...

'Red Sky' offers documentary evidence of Duncan cementing his transition from wildly unpredictable experimentalist to a doomy troubadour with a mean line of cover versions during a set lasting just over 90 minutes. While Duncan takes centre stage on vocals, the highly attuned trio of O'Rourke, Ishibashi and Talia reliably supply backdrops that range from ritualistic ambience threaded with Duncan's favoured FM radio signals, to swooning midnight jazz, passages of driving mixes of kraut- and psych-rock, uneasy exotica and carmine-stained, Italian library soundtrack vibes.

The pair of CDs capture the essence of the band's last date on a three week tour of Japan. Because of the typhoon outside, the band expected it to be less than busy inside, but a packed audience - replete with steam from their wet clothes - greeted the band, including some coming for their 3rd show of the tour. Given it was their last chance to perform together, and for Duncan to "bask in Eiko's, Jim's and Joe's consistently masterful creativity", they all put on a mesmerising show that harnessed everything they'd experienced and learned together on the road one final time.

Kicking off with some 18 minutes of utterly haunting dark jazz scaping by his band, Duncan hovers in over a stark piano refrain with a devastating take on Dinah Washington's 1960 evergreen, 'This Bitter Earth', the vocal and keys going toe-to-toe up your spine, and five minutes later they've seamlessly locked into a grizzled garage rock cover of 'Wild Is The Wind' by Nina Simone, and soon enough an achingly sleazy spin on Steely Dan's 'Do It Again' almost worth the admission alone. CD 2 picks up at the set's mid-way with a possessed take on Iggy Pop's darkest moment, 'Mass Production', before steering down a dim-lit dark ambient ginnel to the set's other peak, a spellbindingly tense but shatterproof cover of Four Tops' 'Reach Out', before setting fire to The Zombie's 'She's Not There', and coming to rest in his quieter element with his barely-there cover of 'Dark' by Pere Ubu, and Duncan's hollerin', clappin' bluesy spiritual 'Red Sky' to close. --Boomkat


STARK

d'or023
Limited edition LP release on black vinyl by Des Astres D'or

Cover design by John Duncan: original handdrawn self-portrait on 300g paper, in a UV luminous sprayed gatefold record cover that Duncan set on fire
40 copies numbered and signed, each copy unique

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CONVENTIONAL WISDOM

John Duncan and Joachim Nordwall
iDEAL182
LP release on black vinyl by iDEAL

Songs written and sung by Duncan, mixed by Nordwall
Cover image by John Duncan

Conventional Wisdom 04:02
Hard Swallow 3:56
Intermission 2:32
Soft Eyes 04:54
Say No 3:01

The Joke 12:05
The Beautiful Attempt 5:17
The Red Hot Alternative 3:22

Watch the video for Soft Eyes

KLAAR

BT031
LP release by Black Truffle
of Duncan's epic early work for voice, shortwave and field recordings made in Amsterdam
Cover design by Stephen O'Malley


Rogue Pulse - Granite Collapse

SHE'S NOT THERE with James Hamilton on Hammond organ included in 13 hour limited edition 10 CD box set release to support self-defense courses for members of Black Lives Matter, Oakland Fire Relief and St James Infirmary
Released by Ratskin Records



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TENTACLES and HUMAN CYLINDERS

Album based on field recordings of nuclear attack warning sirens with vocals by Duncan and Nayantara Bhattacharya Reed including texts by Antonin Artaud and Mina Loy

MANTRA / UR SONATE Live

Duncan's choral arrangement of Kurt Schwitters' dada epic for voice, performed by Duncan and participants attending the closing of Narkissos Gallery exhibition JOHN DUNCAN: HEAVY, USELESS, NO SENSE OF HUMOR



EMS SESSIONS VOL. 1

John Duncan, James Hamilton, Joachim Nordwall, Jeremiah Runnels
Recorded at EMS Stockholm

The BLACK ALBUM

John Duncan and Masami Akita


The GRATEFUL

Performed live at Performa 2008 curated by Mike Kelley

KREV National Anthem

Composed with Zbigniew Karkowski

PHANTOM BROADCAST Acoustic

Ensemble Phoenix Basel conducted by John Duncan recorded live at Teatro San Leonardo for AngelicA 2008

PALACE of MIND

John Duncan and Giuliana Stefani

THERE MUST BE A WAY ACROSS THIS RIVER
A Valentine's Day dedication

Performed live on 14 February 2008 at Sant'Andrea degli Amplificatori, Bologna



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JOHN SEE SOUNDTRACKS

Clear vinyl LP released by Geräuschmanufaktur




RECENT RELEASES


ORGANIC

etat09
LP release on clear vinyl by Superior Viaduct
of Duncan's first LP release of the live performance with Michael LeDonne Bhennet for Sound curated by Robert Wilhite at the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art (LAICA).
Cover design by John Duncan

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RIOT

iDEAL 125
LP released by iDEAL

Duncan's shortwave classic recorded in Tokyo, long out of print, here remixed and remastered from original 8-track sources

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BLACK CARD

Limited Edition 16 GB USB drive in black brushed aluminum card, website address laser-etched
Produced by Nayantara Battacharya Reed for Antumnbrae Intermedia
Released in a limited edition of 90
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Special Edition set in fired black ceramic box with wooden lid handcrafted by Mattia Bonafè, released in a limited edition of 10
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Contents include:
VIDEO
OUT, Intransitive Verbs, PRAYER, PHANTOM, Zbigniew Karkowsky Interview, MAZE, The ERROR, The GARDEN, RAGE ROOM, The GLISTENING, WINTER POLAR CIRCLE, ANOTHER USELESS PRAYER, DOWNHILL, HOPE GONE LOVE GONE, ROOT, CAGED, UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF TORTURE, MY MALE HEART, TERRA AMARA

AUDIO
KLAAR, RIVER IN FLAMES, INCOMING, The CRACKLING, CRUCIBLE, Mort Aux Vaches - SEEK, PALACE of MIND, TAP INTERNAL, INFRASOUND-TIDAL, PHANTOM BROADCAST, The NAZCA TRANSMISSIONS

WRITING
AGAINST ALL EVENS Catalogue collages (full layouts)
JOHN DUNCAN MONOGRAPH (full layouts)
VOCAL EVENTS


BITTER EARTH

LP + EP released by iDEAL
iDEAL 129
Solo voice with Oren Ambarchi, Joe Talia, Eiko Ishibashi, Jim O'Rourke, Leif Elggren, Marja-leena Sillanpää, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, France Jobin, Tom Recchion, Elán Garfias, Christopher James, Eve Muller, Liane Schirmer, Vetza, Danny Gromfin, Ace Farren Ford, Chris Abrahams, James Hamilton, Giori Politi, Nisi Jacobs, Domenico Sciajno
Listen to RED SKY from BITTER EARTH
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YEAH

John Duncan, Jim O'Rourke, Oren Ambarchi, Joe Talia
Black vinyl LP released by iDEAL
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