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 Expressed By The Circumference by Elliott Sharp / Álvaro Domene / Mike Caratti


  • Elliott Sharp: electro-acoustic bass clarinet, electric guitar, and electronics
  • Álvaro Domene: seven string electric guitar and electronics
  • Mike Caratti: drums and percussion


Recorded, mixed and mastered by Colin Marston at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves, Queens NY, in January 2019.

Art and Design by Adam J Bragg.

All music composed by Sharp (zOaR Music BMI), Domene (Dometone Music BMI) and Caratti, except Track 1 (Caratti) and Tracks 3 and 6 (Domene).

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Elliott Sharp / Álvaro Domene / Mike Caratti

Expressed By The Circumference

Elliott Sharp is one of American music’s lesser-known geniuses. A true multi-instrumentalist and composer who works both within and at the fringes of New York City’s avant-jazz, experimental rock, and contemporary classical music scenes. Over the last 30 years Sharp has released over eighty-five recordings ranging from orchestral music to blues, jazz, noise, no wave rock, and techno music. He leads the projects Carbon and Orchestra Carbon, Tectonics, and Terraplane and has pioneered ways of applying fractal geometry, chaos theory, and genetic metaphors to musical composition and interaction. His collaborators have included Radio-Sinfonie Frankfurt; pop singer Debbie Harry; Ensemble Modern; Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan; Kronos String Quartet; Ensemble Resonanz; cello innovator Frances Marie Uitti; blues legends Hubert Sumlin and Pops Staples; pipa virtuoso Min-Xiao Feng; jazz greats Jack deJohnette, Oliver Lake, and Sonny Sharrock; multimedia artists Christian Marclay and Pierre Huyghe; and Bachir Attar, leader of the Master Musicians Of Jajouka.

Álvaro Domene is a Madrid-born, New York based guitarist and composer operating at the convergence of various styles of contemporary creative music. His sound and compositions are influenced by the avant-garde jazz and modern classical traditions, as well as metal music. Having recently studied composition with Sharp, Domene forged his plan to record an album with his admired teacher along with long-time friend and collaborator, Australian drummer/percussionist Mike Caratti (dMu, Death Drag).

"Expressed By The Circumference" is a playful excursion to the outer limits of musical mayhem. From the delicately poised title track, whose suggestive theme lingers loosely before dissipating into a pit of reverberated glitch and cascading bleeps, to the downright zany avant-blues that is Toad Style Blues, to the statically ominous and aptly titled Nebulous Green, the album is a kaleidoscope of electronica, heavy guitar driven avant-rock, ambient soundscapes and contemporary jazz.

Iluso Records is an independent
record label founded in 2013.
Our catalogue includes creative new music
from some of the world’s best music makers.