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I just got a small stack of these CDs "Music for Werner Herzog's Encounters at the End of the World" in the mail! Paypal $10 US, $15 overseas to damon@balancepointacoustics.com if you want one from me. Henry Kaiser, David Lindley, Jen Baker, Cheryl Leonard William Winant, Dannielle DeGruttola & Damon Smith. Buy This CD


New! Full quality downloads at: balancepointacoustics.bandcamp.com

All titles are up now, plus new digital only releases. New releases $7, Back catalog $5 each! Buy This CD


Chan/Smith/Walter at Bandcamp

2013 Bug Incision release of Weasel Walter/Damon Smith/Charity Chan

"Formed in 2006 in Oakland California, this improving trio came together out of a love for randomness, noisy sounds, lyric brutality, and adventure eating. This album is dedicated to our 1510 evening in 2007 that features various forms of grilled octopi and improvised music."

Performers:

Charity Chan (piano, objects)
Damon Smith (double bass)
Weasel Walter (drums)

Recorded at: 1510 8th street, Oakland CA, 2007 Mixed and mastered: Caribou Sonore, 2012

Includes immediate download of 6-track album in your choice of MP3 320, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire. Buy This CD


ug53 SANDY EWEN/DAMON SMITH/WEASEL WALTER CD $15.00 postage paypal = damon@balancepointacousitcs.com Buy This CD


Nate Wooley/Scott R. Looney/Damon Smith/Weasel Walter "Scowl" CD ug49 Edition of 300 real cds.

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hear/download a free preview of this release at: http://weaselwalter.bandcamp.com/track/carps-daemon (PLAY LOUD!) A powerful, articulate improvised music release by this meeting of new generation West and East Coast American musicians. This quartet explores the outer limits of technique and abstraction while delivering serious impact. Scowl consists of more than 50 minutes of free improvised music by a quartet featuring trumpeter Nate Wooley, pianist Scott R. Looney, bassist Damon Smith and drummer Weasel Walter. The ensemble's music is a distinct sum total of four unique perspectives, drawing on a a wide palette of musical possibilities, dynamics and timbres. The music is fast, clearly delineated, compact and well-orchestrated, drawing from the sound vocabularies of 20th and 21st Century New Music forms. The recording is excellent and is best heard at robust volume on stereo speakers, just like in the good old days of high-fidelity. For fans of Bill Dixon, Evan Parker and Mats Gustafsson . . . Buy This CD


Fan The Hammer:

Henry Kaiser - electric and acoustic guitars, talking
Damon Smith - double bass, 6 string electric upright, 'cello, acoustic bass guitar, talking

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The Henry Kaiser / Damon Smith duo has been active for well over a decade. These recordings span around 7 or 8 years. At this time it is a digital only release.

The cover is a collaborative ipod/iphone drawing by Raymie Iadevaia & Damon Smith

Raymie Iadevaia Buy This CD


Featuring Cecil Taylor alumni Marco Eneidi (alto), Marc Edwards (drums), Lisle Ellis (bass), Elliott Levin (tenor), Sun Ra Arkestra legend Marshall Allen (alto), bassist Damon Smith and manic Austrian reedist Mario Rechtern, Firestorm is a delerious concoction of new energy music that pushes beyond the stratosphere of sound!

You can send a paypal for $15 pp to damon@balancepointacoustics.com If you would like one. Buy This CD


A few copies of "Healing Force" are available You can send a paypal for $15 pp to damon@balancepointacoustics.com If you would like one.

Vinny Golia-reeds
Aurora Josephson-voice
Henry Kaiser-guitar
Mike Keneally-piano, guitar and voice
Joe Morris-guitar and double bass
Damon Smith-double bass
Weasel Walter-drums


Seven major figures from the art-punk, free-jazz, brutal prog, improvisational and modern jazz world come together for a ROCKING tribute to the unfairly ignored, misunderstood and vilified late period works of Albert Ayler. Buy This CD


Limited copies of the "Noisy People" dvd are available here. It is a Film by Tim Perkis featuing Damon Smith and other Bay Area Musicians. Includes footage of Gratkowski/Bryerton/Smith and Wolfgang Fuchs' Six Fuchs Project. Buy This CD


Improvised music form Oakland and Tel Aviv from the Jerusalem based Kadima Label.
Aurora Josephson - voice
Ariel Shibolet - soprano saxophone
Jen Baker - trombone
Scott R. Looney - piano
Damon Smith - double bass Buy This CD


"Ghetto Caylpso" Peter Kowald/Marco Eneidi/Damon Smith/Spirit out now on NOTTWO records. Out of stock. Buy This CD


New from Nuscope Records: Biggi Vinkeloe, alto saxophone, flute; Damon Smith, double-bass; Kjell Nordeson, drums, vibraphone Buy This CD

Forthcoming CD's

"BPA -2 Burns Longer"
Reviewed by: Ken Waxman, JazzWord

"BPA 015 From-To-From"
Reviewed by: Craig Premo, Improvised Blog

"Ug 53 Sandy Ewen / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter"
Reviewed by: Josh Ronsen, Monk Mink Pink Punk

"BPA 016 North of Blanco"
Reviewed by: Eyal HAREUVENI, All About Jazz

"BPA -2 Burns Longer"
Reviewed by: Stef Gijssels Freejazzblog

"BPA 001 Mirrors: Broken, But No Dust"
Reviewed by: Stef Gijssels Freejazzblog

"BPA 016 North of Blanco"
Reviewed by: Ed Petterson, Freejazzblog

"BPA-3 Triangles of Force"
Reviewed by: Ed Petterson, Freejazzblog

"BPA 016 North of Blanco"
Reviewed by: Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery

"BPA -2 Burns Longer"
Reviewed by: Eyal HAREUVENI, All About Jazz

"BPA 015 From-To-From"
Reviewed by: Eyal HAREUVENI, All About Jazz

"BPA -2 Burns Longer"
Reviewed by: MASSIMO RICCI. TOUCHING EXTREMES

"BPA 015 From-To-From"
Reviewed by: Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery

"BPA -2 Burns Longer"
Reviewed by: Константин Бессонов (Konstantin Bessonov), Alter Ego

"BPA 015 From-To-From"
Reviewed by: Brian Olewnick , Just Outside

"BPA -2 Burns Longer"
Reviewed by: Brian Olewnick , Just Outside

"BPA -1 Background Information"
Reviewed by: Brian Olewnick , Just Outside

"BPA -1 Background Information"
Reviewed by: Steve Jansen

"Not a CD, Damon talking about Cy Twombly"
Reviewed by: Molly Glentzer

"Ug 53 Sandy Ewen / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter"
Reviewed by: Ken Waxman, JazzWord

"Ug 53 Sandy Ewen / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter"
Reviewed by: EYAL HAREUVENI

"Ug 53 Sandy Ewen / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter"
Reviewed by: Clifford Allen, One Final Note

"Ug 53 Sandy Ewen / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter"
Reviewed by: Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery

"Ug 53 Sandy Ewen / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter"
Reviewed by: MASSIMO RICCI. TOUCHING EXTREMES

"Yclept"
Reviewed by: Clifford Allen - Paris Transatlantic

"Yclept"
Reviewed by: Johan Redin

"Ausfegen"
Reviewed by: Peter Margasak

"Jus & Ausfegen"
Reviewed by: Ken Waxman

"Thoughtbeetle"
Reviewed by: Bill Shoemaker, Point of Departure

"Jus"
Reviewed by: Massimo Ricci, Bagatellen

"Ausfegen"
Reviewed by: Jon Dale, Signal to Noise

"Preview For a Trio Concert in Chicago"
Reviewed by: Bill Meyer, Chicago Reader

"Ausfegen"
Reviewed by: Nic Jones, All About Jazz

"Cruxes"
Reviewed by: Nic Jones, All About Jazz

"Sextessense"
Reviewed by: Nic Jones, All About Jazz

"Ausfegen"
Reviewed by: Massimo Ricci, Touching Extremes

"Ausfegen"
Reviewed by: Mike Szajewski, WNUR 89.3 FM, Chicago

"Ausfegen"
Reviewed by: Matt Seltenrich, East Bay Express

"Sextessense"
Reviewed by: Marc Medwin, Cadence

"Elegans"
Reviewed by: Marc Medwin, Bagatellen

"Ghetto Calypso"
Reviewed by: Marc Medwin, Dusted

"Cruxes"
Reviewed by: Robert Iannapollo, Cadence

"Cruxes"
Reviewed by: Ken Waxman

"Ghetto Calypso"
Reviewed by: Dan Warburton, Paris Transatlantic

"Sperrgut, bpa 009"
Reviewed by: Ken Waxman

"Ghetto Calypso"
Reviewed by: Derek Taylor, Bagatellen

"Cruxes"
Reviewed by: Philip Clark , Double Bassist

"Elengans - Nuscope 1017"
Reviewed by: Stuart Kremsky, NAJRC Journal

"Elengans - Nuscope 1017"
Reviewed by: Grego Applegate Edwards, Cadence

"DOMO ARIGATO DEREK SENSEI!"
Reviewed by: Dan Warburton, Paris Transatlantic

"Sextessense: A Tribute to John Stevens & SME "
Reviewed by: Dan Warburton, Paris Transatlantic

"Sperrgut + Cruxes"
Reviewed by: Richard Moule, Signal To Noise

"Sperrgut, bpa 009"
Reviewed by: Troy Collins, Cadence

"Elengans - Nuscope 1017"
Reviewed by: Chris Kelsey for JazzTimes

"Sperrgut, bpa 009"
Reviewed by: Brian Olewnick,.bagatellen

"Ghetto Calypso"
Reviewed by: Paweł Baranowski

"Sextessense: A Tribute to John Stevens & SME "
Reviewed by: Bruce Galanter

"Cruxes"
Reviewed by: Marc Medwin

"Elengans - Nuscope 1017"
Reviewed by: Bruce Galanter

"Cruxes"
Reviewed by: Dan Warburton, Paris Transatlantic

"Sperrgut"
Reviewed by: Massimo Ricci, touchingextremes.org

"Sperrgut"
Reviewed by: Rigobert Dittmann, Bad Alchemy

"zero plus - bpa 007"
Reviewed by: Ken Waxman for jazzword.com & jazzweekly.com

"The Happymakers - bpa008"
Reviewed by: Andy Hamilton, The Wire. Issue 247

"three october meetings - bpa003"
Reviewed by: Scott Hreha, One Final Note

"Dessert Sweets - bpa004"
Reviewed by: Randal Mcllroy - Coda

"The Voice Imitator - bpa006"
Reviewed by: François Couture, All Music Guide

"Mirrors - Broken but no Dust - bpa001"
Reviewed by: Paul Sharpe, Double Bassist

"three october meetings - bpa003"
Reviewed by: Bill Smith, Vancouver Jazz

"The Sale of Tickets for Money was Abolished - bpa002"
Reviewed by: Robin Stowell, Double Bassist

"Mirrors Broken but No Dust - bpa001
The Sale of Tickets for Money Was Abolished - bpa002"
Reviewed by: Derk Richardson - SFWeekly

"Mirrors-Broken But No Dust - bpa 001"
Reviewed by: RENT ROMUS, Transbay Calendar/Jazz Steps

"The Voice Imitator - bpa006
(ALSO REVIEWED - The Welsh Chapel - GJERSTAD/EDWARDS/SANDERS)"
Reviewed by: Ken Waxman

"The Voice Imitator - bpa006"
Reviewed by: bill shoemaker - the wire

"The Voice Imitator - bpa006"
Reviewed by: Stuart Kremsky

"MIRRORS - BROKEN BUT NO DUST - bpa001
THE SALE OF TICKETS FOR MONEY WAS ABOLISHED - bpa002
THREE OCTOBER MEETINGS - bpa003"
Reviewed by: Don Warburton -Signal To Noise

"sense of hearing - bpa005"
Reviewed by: Michael Anton Parker

"Zero Plus - bpa007"
Reviewed by: Robert Iannapollo, Cadence

"The Sale of Tickets for Money Was Abolished - bpa002"
Reviewed by: Francois Couture, All-Music Guide

"Three October Meetings - bpa003"
Reviewed by: Francois Couture, All-Music Guide

"Mirrors Broken But No Dust - bpa001"
Reviewed by: Francois Couture, All-Music Guide

"Three October Meetings - bpa003"
Reviewed by: Ken Waxman jazzweekly.com

"Mirrors - Broken But No Dust - bpa001
The sale of tickets for money was abolished - bpa002"
Reviewed by: Ken Waxman, Jazz Review

"Desert Sweets - bpa004
(ALSO REVIEWED Accretions - JOSCHA OETZ)"
Reviewed by: Ken Waxman, Jazz Review

"Zero Plus - bpa007"
Reviewed by: François Couture

"three october meetings - bpa003"
Reviewed by: Jay Collins, Cadence

"the sale of tickets for money was abolished - bpa002"
Reviewed by: Jason Bivins, cadence

"The Voice Imitator - bpa007"
Reviewed by: Ken Waxman, Jazz Review

"mirrors-broken but but no dust, bpa 001"
Reviewed by: Frank Rubolino, Cadence

"Sense of Hearing - bpa006"
Reviewed by: François Couture, All Music

"Mirrors Broken - But no Dust - bpa001"
Reviewed by: David Keenan, The Wire, issue 215

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