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Robert AshleyIn Sara, Mencken, Christ & Beethoven There Were Men And Women ... CD
Cramps/EMI (Italy), 1972. Used ... $18.99
Wonderful early work by Robert Ashley – a great example of the way he always brought playfully clever touches to his compositions! As with some of Ashley's other work, the piece is spoken, but heavily processed too – layered back on itself with an aesthetic that's certainly informed by the minimalist generation, but sometimes a bit more offbeat too – with echoes of both the work of Jon Appleton and Steve Reich! Paul DeMarinis handles a lot of electronics alongside the voice of Ashley – and the piece was recorded live at Mills College in 1972, and is based on a text from John Barton Wolgamot. CD
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John Cage/Maro AjemianSonatas & Interludes For Prepared Piano ... CD
El (UK), 1950. Used ... $8.99
A classic 1950 recording of John Cage's work for prepared piano – that eerie variation on the conventional instrument, made by sticking all sorts of weird things underneath the strings and hammers! The tracks are all pretty short, and pianist Maro Ajemian presents the work without too much "preparation" – that is, so that the sounds of the piano still come through with some relatively normal tones, even though they're often slightly offbeat and weirdly watery. 19 titles in all – Sonatas 1 through 16, plus 4 interludes! CD

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New Brian EnoDiscreet Music (original recording remastered) ... CD
Virgin/Astralwerks, 1975. Used ... $7.99
A modern minimalist watershed and though a bit academic, still pretty darn beautiful! This early instrumental release was the first time that Eno really explored his farther-reaching ideas on record. The set features 2 pieces: "Discreet Music", a long work that relies on a simple system of delay and recall, with slight variations occurring over the space of time, due to slight occasional interference from the composer; and "Three Variations On The Cannon In D Major By Johann Pachelbel", which works along similar lines, taking this very familiar classical theme, and breaking it down into simple components, which are then interwoven and played in repetition, creating a strange little bit of romantic minimalism. CD