Current Catalog

Browse the current catalog of Extreme releases below

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XCD-069 | Marc Hannaford | Polar

In the words of Marc Hannaford, "POLAR is about exploration: the exploration of space through sound, utilizing either improvisation or composition." This is music created by a pianist who is not afraid to leap across boundaries an...

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XCD-067 | Claudio Parodi | The Mother of All Feedback

“The Mother of All Feedback” reveals a side of CLAUDIO PARODI that is normally only heard at his live concerts. In addition, it shows a musician with incredible improvising ability who can manage to drag everything, ki...

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XCD-066 | The Antripodean Collective | Funcall

(setf (gethash 'funcall) '("Funcall" arrives)) (setf (gethash 'funcall) '(four great Australian musicians at the top of their game)) (setf (gethash 'funcall) '(set free in the studio to create as they see fit)) (setf (gethash 'fu...

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XCD-065 | Terminal Sound System | Constructing Towers

"Constructing Towers" stands tall as another amazing chapter in the merger of electronica and rock music. Terminal Sound System, aka Skye Klein of HALO, has embraced these genres whole heartedly, bringing the best of both worlds t...

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XCD-064 | The Antripodean Collective | The Massacre of the Egos

You have probably never heard Paul Grabowsky play piano like this.  In fact, you may not have heard many people play piano like this.  The Antripodean Collective is an opportunity for Grabowsky and four fellow Australian...

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XCD-063 | Maju | Maju-5

"Maju-5" shows this Japanese duo of Sakana Hosomi and Masaki Narita at the height of their musical powers. Maju have managed to find the "human spirit inside the machine". Equipped with samplers, effects and l...

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XCD-062 | Claudio Parodi | A Ritual Which is Incomprehensible (to the smile of Pauline Oliveros)

It takes an artist of true sensitivity to understand another great artist.  With “A Ritual which is Incomprehensible (to the smile of Pauline Oliveros)”, Claudio Parodi has spoken with the musical language of Oliv...

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XCD-061 | Marc Hannaford | The Garden of Forking Paths

There’s something very special about the way Marc Hannaford plays piano.  It’s not just his striking percussive style. It’s the way Hannaford plays every key with great confidence, knowing full well that eac...

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XCD-060 | Luca Formentini | Tacet

Whatever happened to silence? This is a question that Luca Formentini provides his own answer to on his debut album for Extreme, “Tacet”; an album of exquisite grace and enveloping textures. Aiding him on this explorat...

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XCD-059 | Robert Vincs | Devic Kingdom

With a remarkable music history, stretching back to the birth of the Fairlight CMI when the sounds he created were used by the likes of Thomas Dolby and Kate Bush, Robert Vincs has continued to evolve as a musician and composer.&n...

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XCD-058 | Scott Tinkler | Backwards

Recorded in one day, mixed in one day and practiced for twenty three years; “Backwards” is an astounding musical journey from one of Australia’s finest trumpet players and jazz improvisers, Scott Tinkler. Tinkle...

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XCD-057 | Terminal Sound System | Compressor

Imagine if Miles Davis, Sepultura and Karlheinz Stockhausen had the opportunity to work their magic on the phenomenon of Drum'n'Bass. It could well have sounded like "Compressor" by TERMINAL SOUND SYSTEM.Davis often absorbed new s...

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XCD-056 | Claudio Parodi | Horizontal Mover (homage to Alvin Lucier)

Few musicians have the opportunity to pay homage to their musical idol, much less send them a recording and receive a reply. CLAUDIO PARODI did just this, sending "Horizontal Mover" to Alvin Lucier. The response was nothing short ...

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XCD-055 | Maju | Maju-4

Maju-4 embodies a deep organic interaction that is almost retro-ambient in its approach, carving out a psychotropic quasi-analogue adventure that engages the subconscious and unconscious with compelling clarity.Maju-4 is now, more...

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XCD-054 | ether | Hush

The path Ether has chosen to explore on HUSH makes you wonder just how far rock music can go. So few groups make music that is truly powerful but Ether is a vibrant exception. Absorbing influences ranging from Kraut rock to world ...

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XCD-053 | Christian Kiefer | Medicine Show

Christian Kiefer has already established himself as a songwriter and composer of exciting originality. With the release of his newest album, "Medicine Show", Kiefer makes his claim as a talented singer-songwriter with a unique voi...

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XCD-052 | Various Artists | Serpentine

In the year of the snake, Serpentine arrives; a collection of music from new and current artists on Extreme. The tracks are both previously unreleased and from albums already available.This album is a statement about the music of ...

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XCD-051 | Maju | Maju-3

With their third album, Maju has evolved into a crystalline form that provides a complete understanding of what they want to achieve. Their music has successfully emerged from the soup that is always a part of creation. This holds...

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XCD-050 | ether | Music For Air Raids

The music of ether restores your faith in the power and creativity of rock music. Their first album for Extreme, "Music for Air Raids", is also their most outstanding sonic statement to date. With the backing of two drummers, this...

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XCD-049 | Maju | Maju-2

The melodious charm of Maju-2 also signifies a greater maturity to the sound of Maju. Sakana Hosomi continues to lead Maju into a musical realm that involves the listener on many levels. Maju-2 displays the poetic form that made t...

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XCD-048 | Christian Kiefer | Welcome to Hard Times

Welcome to Hard Times has not only provided the definitive version of "Home on the Range"; it has also conjured up a stirringly real vision of the American West. Christian Kiefer has accomplished what many John Wayne films only hi...

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XCD-047 | Maju | Maju-1

Maju could only come from Japan, a country with an extremely idiosyncratic musical climate and a unique cultural perspective. It is a creation of Hosomi Sakana's abundant experience and talent and the collaborative involvement of ...

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XCD-046 | Eugene Thacker | Sketches For Biotech Research

Processor Option: PwrPC 601 RISC/Integrated math co-processor. Scale:5.4862E+00 Feet/in or 2.1599E+00 Feet/cm, 4855 microsec/in or 933 microsec/cm. 430 factory presets, 200 user presets with crossover 2nd-stage LED indicators and ...

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XCD-045 | Otomo Yoshihide & Sachiko M. | Filament 1

When Otomo Yoshihide decided to start afresh since the demise of Ground-Zero, he realised that he had to take a great risk to find a new musical voice. 'Filament 1' is such a groundbreaking piece of work that it even challenges th...

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XCD-044 | Rik Rue | Sample/Shuffle/Interplay

A deft ear, a sharp wit and a myriad of mini-discs scattered across the studio. It's within this environment of organised chaos that Rik Rue creates the collarges (sic) of "Sample/Shuffle/Interplay".Rik Rue has a long-standing mus...

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XCD-043 | Ed Pias | Ancestor's Halo

When David Hykes, Founder and Master of Harmonic Chant, heard "Ancestor's Halo" he immediately asked Ed Pias to accompany him on tour playing frame drums and pakhawaj. Ed Pias, one of Seattle's finest drummer/percussionists and pr...

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XCD-042 | Fetisch Park | Alluvial

When Fetisch Park were in Thailand they spent a great deal of time listening to the songs of the prostitutes in the accommodation they shared. To produce "Alluvial", Carla Subito of Fetisch Park brought home the recordings of thei...

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XCD-041 | Various Artists | Untitled (ten)

When ten artists of this calibre are asked to compose a special track for Extreme's ten-year anniversary you can be sure it is going to be a special album. Untitled (ten) fulfils all expectations about what Extreme is and where mu...

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XCD-040 | Social Interiors | Traces of Mercury

SOCIAL INTERIORS return to the musical frontiers with "Traces Of Mercury". This, their second release on EXTREME, takes us further and further into the sonic undergrowth that is a pervasive part of their music.SOCIAL INTERIORS is ...

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XCD-039 | Skuli Sverrisson | Seremonie

"Seremonie" is the debut solo release of Icelandic musician Skuli Sverrisson. "Seremonie" is also a unique recording in that it is created exclusively using bass guitar. It is a dynamic and soaring soundscape that traverses sonic ...

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XCD-038 | Soma | The Inner Cinema

SOMA return with a fistful of music, having journeyed into the cinematic realms of Ennio Morricone and Sergio Leone with more than a hint of Andre Breton and Luis Bunuel. "The Inner Cinema" continues to explore the filmic qualitie...

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XCD-037 | Fetisch Park | Trost

From 1990-94, Marlon Shy realised her photographic project "Kamatipura - silent portraits from the brothels of Bombay". The quarter of the prostitutes and the brothels is well known. The area is also well known for its variety of ...

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XEP-037 | Fetisch Park | Sporen/Binumb

On every release, FETISCH PARK want to do something different. "Sporen" and "Binumb" control the body and move you onto the post-apocalyptic dance floor. It's a hybrid of manic techno and raw electronics that manages to evoke emot...

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XCD-036 | Kato Hideki | Hope & Depair

The original inspiration behind "Hope & Despair" by KATO HIDEKI was black & white photography. KATO explains this: "Physically photos don't have time in terms of actual movement. But I feel good pictures have a sense of time, even...

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XCD-035 | Mo Boma | Myths of the Near Future Part 3

MO BOMA continue their musical journey with ""Myths of the Near Future"", part three. This is the final in a trilogy of releases that meld world music with jazz, ambient with improvisation.Since the release of "Jijimuge", their cr...

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XCD-033 | Groovy | Groovy

GROOVY is set to excite lovers of '70s disco, space music and acid-jazz and is also just as likely to disturb the purists with their antics. GROOVY features the talented Dan Burke, from Illusion Of Safety, with vocals by Layna B. ...

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XCD-032 | Land | Land

Jeff Greinke, composer and founder of LAND, has always been recognised for his unique ability to layer and texture ambient soundscapes. Inherent in his music is the highly developed way he uses the studio as an instrument.His dire...

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XCD-031 | Pablos Eye | You Love Chinese Food

PABLO'S EYE started working as a collective in 1989, a flexible project in which additional members were always welcome to participate. Making music was important but sharing the same artistic attitude was the main focus. Their wi...

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XEP-031 | Pablos Eye | You have a Yearning for Perfection

"You Have a Yearning For Perfection" is a sublime new release from PABLO'S EYE. This Belgian collective describe the music as a "temporary atmosphere, like a taste, a dream." When you hear the music you will know what this means. ...

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XCD-030 | Mo Boma | Myths of the Near Future Part 2

"Inspired by British novelist, J.G. Ballard, the inter-continental group MO BOMA has produced a vast fresco in three parts. If the shading of MYTHS OF THE NEAR FUTURE part one, released in 1994, was that of dawn and its mysterious...

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XCD-029 | Social Interiors | The World Behind You

"The World Behind You" is the debut release from SOCIAL INTERIORS; a dazzling display of musical adventure.SOCIAL INTERIORS developed from interjections of local sound commentaries amidst the presentation of FM radio programs from...

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XEP-026 | Muslimgauze | Infidel

"Infidel", where Arabic ambience meets techno-industrial, is the latest release from Manchester based group, MUSLIMGAUZE. Many a DJ has asked for a true club mix of the music of MUSLIMGAUZE, with the more adventurous already havin...

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XCD-026 | Muslimgauze | Citadel

"Citadel" is the fourth album release on Extreme by this enigmatic Manchester based group. For over 10 years, MUSLIMGAUZE have defined their style as a western re-contextualisation of traditional Middle Eastern music enhanced by t...

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XCD-025 | Mo Boma | Myths of the Near Future Part 1

MO BOMA return with a startling musical statement. "Myths of the Near Future", part one, is the first in a trilogy of releases that meld world music with elements of jazz and experimental rock, ambient jungles with space age funk,...

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XCD-017 | Mo Boma | Jijimuge

"Jijimuge", an interdiffusion of particulars, explores the boundaries of world music as it evolves into our own culture. The musical roots of Central and West Africa, Indonesia and South India, and the many musical styles of weste...

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XCD-013 | C-Schulz | 4. Film Ton

4. Film Ton has a filmic quality that creates vivid images of mystery and intrigue. Unlike most sound tracks which rely heavily on the visuals, the music by C-SCHULZ creates its own narrative which carries the listener on an enthr...

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XCD-012 | Muslimgauze | Zul'm

Zul'm is an album of contrasts. It is evocative of a culture caught up in a web of local and global politics. The plight of the Palestinian people continues to inspire the music of MUSLIMGAUZE.The narrative appears as a slice of u...

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XCD-010 | Various Artists | X-X Section

"X-X Section" is more than just a compilation. It is a collection of music by artists already on, and soon to be on, the EXTREME label. These musicians hail from all parts of the globe and are working in many and varied styles of ...

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XCD-008 | Merzbow | Music for Bondage Performance

MERZBOW is Japan's premier noise group. Since 1981, MERZBOW, under the direction of Masami Akita, have pursued the sonic quest for power. In addition to this, Akita has also been documenting, in numerous books and articles, the hi...

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XCD-007 | Muslimgauze | United States of Islam

The melding of MUSLIMGAUZE has, for over ten years, been a vision of Arabia, taking ethnic instruments and melding their sounds into our culture. Layers of percussion produce entrancing rhythms, weaving a path through dense and sp...

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XLTD-007 | John Rodgers | A Rose is a Rose

Early in his career, John Rodgers was faced with the tough question of whether to pursue a career as a concert violinist, most likely with the prestigious Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, or to take his chances in the music world. J...

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XLTD-006 | Mr Geoffrey & JD Franzke | Get A Room

Mr Geoffrey and JD Franzke's set, "Get a Room", takes us so far past dance that the beats are like background radiation, like a spooky or wistful afterglow. They go so deep, so low, that it's close to absolute zero; a chilled zone...

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XLTD-005 | Nobukazu Takemura | Water's Suite

The sonic beauty of Water's Suite shows that Nobukazu Takemura has come a long way from his days as a successful scratch DJ.Known more recently for his thoughtful compositions and commissions for Issey Miyake, Takemura has decided...

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XLTD-004 | Christian Kiefer | Exodust

Two famous pieces of the exodusters' story, Woody Guthrie's "Dust Bowl Ballads" and John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath", were useful artistic counterpoints to this project and to the project of history.Last, I must acknowledge ...

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XLTD-003-L | Merzbow | Merzbox with Bonus Cds & Posters

Fifty CDs is a lot of music for any one artist to release. To release them all at once, in a boxed set, is quite extraordinary.The MERZBOX is just such a release. The MERZBOX also includes a book, CD-ROM, medallion, T-shirt, post...

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XLTD-003 | Merzbow | Merzbox

Fifty CDs is a lot of music for any one artist to release. To release them all at once, in a boxed set, is quite extraordinary.The MERZBOX is just such a release. The MERZBOX also includes a book, CD-ROM, medallion, T-shirt, poste...

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XDVD-002 | Dario Buccino | Corpo Nostro

“Corpo Nostro” is a complete experience! DARIO BUCCINO delivers to the world a creation that is so exciting, so innovative and so well resolved that it seems he has been doing this for years. The truth is he has been d...

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XCD-002 | Muslimgauze | Intifaxa

Manchester, England, is the home of many great bands, and it is not surprising that MUSLIMGAUZE should also have its origin in this now famous city. Like all great Manchester groups, the music of MUSLIMGAUZE is dynamic and differe...

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XLTD-002 | Merzbow | Age of 369/Chant 2

In the very early days of Extreme, as a tape label, selected titles from artists working in the industrial underground were distributed by Extreme. "Age of 369" was one of those cassette releases and continues to be a favourite fo...

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XDVD-001 | Phill Niblock | The Movement of People Working

"The Movement of People Working" by minimalist composer, film maker and photographer Phill Niblock portrays human labor in its most elementary form. It is the combination of his slowly evolving harmonic music that creates an other...