Recorded live at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York City, February 7-10, 1983. A HUGE amount of material! Includes the tracks "Say Hello", "Walk The Dog", "Violin Solo", "Closed Circuits", "For A Large And Changing Room", "Pictures Of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Amazing early electronics from Henk Badings – originally created as music for the ballet Evolutions, but done with a sound that lives way past its source! Henk's working here with frequent partner Dick Raaijmakers, in that eerie, other-worldly style that the pair brought to their ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The coolest album so far from this compelling Norwegian combo – a set that's got a much more hypnotic feel than any of their other records – spinning out in a weird way that's kind of a combination of ECM jazz and Terry Riley! The tunes all have this slow pulsing sort of quality – ... read moreCD
Minimalist drone from Masaki Batoh of Ghost – sparely beautiful and somewhat ominous soundscapes from ever-creative experimenter – and the way he created these sounds is kinda mindblowing! Brain Pulse Music is literally what Masaki Batoh has here. Essentially, he dreamed up a machine ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sublime electro-acoustic sounds from Francois Bayle – a full piece commissioned by Ina-Grm in Paris, presented here in the complete 1982 version! The work has a very poetic feel – almost these lyrical passages of darker sounds, woven into a spacious tapestry – billed as "Nine ... read moreCD
Sublime electro-acoustic sounds from Francois Bayle – a full piece commissioned by Ina-Grm in Paris, presented here in the complete 1982 version! The work has a very poetic feel – almost these lyrical passages of darker sounds, woven into a spacious tapestry – billed as "Nine ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best records ever from Beaver and Krause – largely because there's not so much noodling! This one features the pair on moog and organ, with help from Dave Grusin on piano, Milt Holland on percussion, Howard Roberts on guitar, and Bud Shank on reeds. The sound isn't jazz at all ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Not what you might expect when shopping for African music – unique electronic sounds from Cameroon musician Francis Bebey – as heavy on keyboards as other 70s work is on guitar! There's still plenty of acoustic elements in the mix though, too – lots of earthy percussion at the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bitchin Bajas achieve transcendence through loops, delays and hypnotic effects – and deliver one of the most brilliant tape experimentalist efforts we've heard in years! The group features CAVE guitarist and keyboardist Cooper Crain, Rob Frye, Daniel Quinlivan and Jim Baker – who ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Moody sonics from Nick Butcher – seemingly served up from instrumental sources which are then manipulated electronically! Some of the best moments have this kind of crispy, crackling sort of feel – almost the poetic beauty of a CD messing up, but a lot more melodic – often ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pretty compelling record from the Chicago scene – one that brings together the city's historical music roots and some of the best improvisers working today! Side one features these cool little cuts from Nick Butcher – made up of "microsamples" of older Chicago jazz and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic electronic and percussive compositions by John Cage – performed here with sounds from a wide range of sources – including drums, cymbals, radios, turntables, and a number of other recordings! The performance is the first to actually bring together all of the different strands ... read moreCD
John Cage —
Ryoanji ... CD Hat Now (Switzerland), 1985. New Copy Gatefold ....
The sound of silence, taken to a new level – as John Cage works beautifully here in an illustrative piece inspired by a rock garden in Kyoto! There's a very spacious quality to the piece – instrumentation that really leaves lots of space in between the notes – even though the ... read moreCD
Seminal sounds from John Cage – his groundbreaking Sonatas & Interludes of the late 40s – performed here with a rich sense of tone and timing by James Tenney! The performance is easily the most striking we've ever heard of these short pieces – and really bring out the magical ... read moreCD
An avant pop/offbeat classic from John Cale and Terry Riley! We'll be fast to admit that Cale's solo stuff don't always float our boat – but this collaboration with minimalist composer Terry Riley is nothing short of an amazing. It's an album of mostly long modal instrumental tracks (with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An avant pop/offbeat classic from John Cale and Terry Riley! We'll be fast to admit that Cale's solo stuff don't always float our boat – but this collaboration with minimalist composer Terry Riley is nothing short of an amazing. It's an album of mostly long modal instrumental tracks (with ... read moreCD
Cornelius Cardew —
Material ... CD Hat Now (Switzerland), 2001. New Copy ....
The compositions of Cornelius Cardew, performed here with a distinctly Chicago inflection – in a relatively recent performance that is partially conducted by Art Lange, and featuring Jim Baker on Arp, Carrio Biolo on vibes, Jeb Bishop on trombone, Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello, and Jeff Parker ... read moreCD
Don Cherry really breaks out here on his classic Mu sessions from France – using the new freedoms of post-68 Paris to explore themes at a level that would set the tone for generations to come! The album's very spare, and very improvised – with Cherry on pocket trumpet, piano, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Don Cherry/Krzystof Penderecki —
Actions ... LP Klimt, 1971. New Copy (reissue)....
One of the most successful jazz-meets-modern classical albums we've ever heard – thanks largely to the supreme talents of Don Cherry! Cherry leads the large New Eternal Rhythm Orchestra – which includes Peter Brotzmann, Tomasz Stanko, Manfred Schoof, Kenny Wheeler, Gunter Hampel, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The rare and originally Japanese-only Seven Waves album from electronic musician Suzanne Ciani – plus her even rarer Voices Of Packaged Souls from 12 years earlier – together in a single set from Bird/Finders Keepers! Seven Waves was originally issued in the early 80s, and composed on ... read moreCD
Spare solo sounds from Al Cisneros – known for his work in the group's Sleep and Om, but working here in some really cool stretched-out, drone-based guitar territory! Both sides are very similar, and very cyclical – a slight spooky undercurrent, almost like a moodier moment in an 80s ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Hauntingly dreamlike guitar atmospherics from Loren Connors – his appropriately-titled Departing Of Dream – which is really some of his work ever! Loren combines electric, acoustic and bass guitar into this singular, beautiful wavy sound in a way that's garnered him plenty of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Begegnungen ... CD Sky/Gyroscope, Late 70s/1984. Used ....
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Sparely gentle work from various assemblages of electronicists Brian Eno, Dieter Moebius, and Hans Joachim Rodelius – aided and abetted here by producer Connie Plank! There's a personal, intimate feel to this work that almost makes it feel acoustic at times – despite the mostly ... read moreCD
Entourage Music & Theater Ensemble —
Entourage ... CD Folkways, 1973. New Copy ....
Beautiful sounds from the Entourage ensemble – a record that's got a really meditative blend of acoustic elements with a few electric touches – used in ways that start in jazz, then move way beyond! Instrumentation includes guitar, flute, keyboards, violin, and mbira – coming ... read moreCD
A wild batch of instrumental psychedelia – with plenty of avant garde touches thrown in! This is the sort of record that always restores our faith in major labels – and it makes us realize that no matter how many Elvis Presley albums RCA was selling in the 60s, there was also room to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Remi Gassman's groundbreaking music for George Balanchine's Electronics – a ballet of sorts, but one that's got a definite space age score! Gassman's sounds here are amazing – raw analogue electronics, played by the Studioatonium keyboard, and manipulated by tape – so that cycles ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fernando Grillo —
Fluvine ... CD Cramps/Ampersand, 1976. Used ....
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Beautiful work from Fernando Grillo – an artist who plays the string bass more like an engine for creating sounds than a traditional jazz or classical instrument! His work here has a relatively improvised feel, but also a very careful one too – a great sensitivity for subtle sounds ... read moreCD
A classic 70s outing from The Gruppo Di Improvisazione – historically important Italian avant collective, similar to AMM or MEV – with a really groundbreaking approach to their sound! We say "sound" here instead of "music" – because the album's filled with ... read moreCD
Wonderful ensemble work from drummer Fritz Hauser – a player whose recent music has gone far beyond jazz, with a mixture of compositional ideals and creative improvisation! This set features Hauser working with a larger percussion ensemble – really exploring his sense of texture and ... read moreCD
Amazing early work from Pierre Henry – a perfect illustration of why he's one of the most important composers of the 20th Century! The work is filled with odd electronics, production effects, and a strangely atmospheric sensibility overall – lots of space age sounds, but from the dark ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really well-titled collection – given that it features the most important steps in the long musical journey of Pierre Henry – easily one of the most important electronic musicians of the 20th Century! The package offers a heck of a lot of amazing music for the price – and is ... read moreCD
One of Freddie Hubbard's wildest records ever – a really unique experiment with electronics, and a set that sounds way different than his other albums for Atlantic, Blue Note, or CTI! The key factor here is experimentalist Ilhan Mimaroglu – who adds lots of electronics and processed ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Spacey sounds from the enigmatic Iasos – a legendary figure in the 70s underground – and an artist with a heck of a great ear for organic electronics and unusual recording techniques! This cool collection of Iasos' music was put together by Carlos Nino with the guys at Numero – ... read moreCD
Mad early electronics from the San Francisco scene of the 50s – a set of work that would sit nicely to any collection of Raymond Scott or Bruce Haack! The set was originally issued by Folkways, with almost a scientific sort of approach – but although the work is experimental, it's also ... read moreCD
"Chicago Slow Dance" is an extended piece taking up the entirety of the record. Lewis plays alto and tenor trombone as well as electronics. He is accompanied by Douglas Ewart on bassoon, saxophone, clarinet and flute, J.D. Parran on saxophone and piccolo, and Richard Titelbaum on the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A haunting performance of two different soundpieces by composer Alvin Lucier – recorded at the Electronic Music Center at Wesleyan University in the 70's, with assistance by Nicholas Collins and Ron Kuivila! "The Duke Of York" features a recitation by Lucier – slowly building ... read moreCD
Striking sounds from Michel Magne – an artist who's best known for his groovy soundtracks of the 60s – but who steps out here with a rare experimental set from the late 50s! The style is very much in keeping with the most compelling of the postwar generation in France – as Magne ... read moreCD
Striking sounds from Michel Magne – an artist who's best known for his groovy soundtracks of the 60s – but who steps out here with a rare experimental set from the late 50s! The style is very much in keeping with the most compelling of the postwar generation in France – as Magne ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A set of performances dedicated to Thelonious Monk – yet music that's quite far from anything by Monk that we've ever heard before! Yet there's also a definite Monkish inspiration going on here – a sense of space and timing that resonates in different, often drawn-out ways – ... read moreCD
Wild stuff! This album's beyond description – sort of a mix of the baroque instrumental arrangements of David Axelrod, and the tape/musique concrete grooves of Jon Appleton, with some of the hippiness of the work of Galt MacDermot – but still very different than all of them! The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Amazing sounds from Wim Mertens and his Soft Verdict group – and one of the purest, boldest, most memorable examples of his music we've ever heard! The set is a live one, and while the approach might be seen as chamber music, the energy is something else entirely – youthful and beyond ... read moreCD
A rare solo performance by Meredith Monk, captured at the Inter-Media Art Center (IMAC), in Long Island in the spring of 1980! Meredith has always been a daring, fearlessly creative performer, and this is a remarkable snapshot of her in action – released here for the first time. She's ... read moreDVD
A beautiful collection of work from the legendary Moondog – most of which has never been issued here in the US! The 2CD set features one disc of material from Moondog's German albums over a 20 year span – plus an additional disc that presents his final concert, presented here for the ... read moreCD
O Yuki Conjugate —
Peyote ... CD Multimood (Sweden), 1991. Used ....
Amazing early electronic experimentalism from the founder of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Daphne Oram! Daphne essentially worked there at the BBC studios on her own time, splicing tapes and working with modified machines to create her abstract soundscapes. This epic program of her material ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Amazing sounds from the man who gave the world Carmina Burana – and music that's equally spooky in its own sort of way! Carl Off composed this music for children as part of as special educational program for youth – but the overall quality of the sounds is more trance-like and eerie ... read moreCD
Amazing sounds from the man who gave the world Carmina Burana – and music that's equally spooky in its own sort of way! Carl Off composed this music for children as part of as special educational program for youth – but the overall quality of the sounds is more trance-like and eerie ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Oval's masterpiece! 94 Diskont is the culmination of fascinating period for Oval – then the trio of Markus Popp, Sebastian Oschatz and Frank Metzger – moving hypnotic electronic experimentalism into a realm that defies easy categorization. LP1 is opens with the long form, completely ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of moodier and more atmospheric efforts from Markus Popp's creatively fruitful mid 90s period! On Systemisch, Oval is essentially a trio, featuring Popp, Frank Metzger and Sebastian Oschatz – and it marks a pretty big step forward for 90s electronic experimentalism. There's a bit of a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Andre Pabarciute/Mark Tokar/Klaus Kugel —
Varpai ... CD Nemu (Germany), 2010. New Copy ....
Very open, freely expressive interplay here – between singer Andre Pabarciute, bassist Mark Tokar, and percussionist Klaus Kugel! The trio are all European players from a space that's almost beyond jazz – working here in some very textural, sonically-sensitive modes – definitely ... read moreCD
Amazing minimal sounds from Charlemagne Palestine – music that's right up there in the best tradition of Philip Glass or Terry Riley – but maybe even more minimal! The works here are billed as "strumming" – "Strumming For Bosendorfer Piano", "Strumming ... read moreCD
Classic Harry Partch, and the kind of record that's a great introduction to his music. There's lots of Partch's weird invented instruments – like chromelodeon, diamond marimba, mazda marimba, cloud-chamber bowls, gourd tree, and the crazy "spoils of war". The titles are long, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Amazing sounds from the 70s Italian scene! Giusto Pio was a contemporary and colleague of Franco Battiato, and this excellent recording was produced by Battiato, and it's got the same sort of fragile, beautiful, minimal sound that made his classic works so great! The CD contains two long pieces ... read moreCD
An incredible chapter in the Arthur Russell story – and one that's not nearly as well-known as his club singles and art rock work of the 80s! The 2CD package presents some long-lost longer form work by Russell – instrumental pieces composed and recorded in the 70s and early 80s, most ... read moreCD
Beautiful sound textures from Conrad Schnitzler – even more personal and more evocative than work by most of his contemporaries! Elements of Cluster or Moebius echo through these tunes – but the sound is often much more abstract – never noisy, but not always concerned with a tune ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sublime electronics from Conrad Schnitzler – one of his excellent "color" albums of private recordings from the 70s – and maybe one of the most incredible of the bunch! As Asmus Tietchens says in the notes, "the future has already happened" – which may well be ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Volume 5 in the La Vie Electronique series from electronic music pioneer Klaus Schulze – solo concert recordings from the mid 70s – 3 CDs of each with more than 70 minutes of music! Disc 1 includes "Berlin Schoeneberg" – featuring "Heftige Passage" and "Ru ... read moreCD
Gary Sloan & Clone —
Harmonitalk ... CD Cache Cache/B- Music, 1980. New Copy ....
Mighty weird electronic sounds from Gary Sloan and Clone – an Alaska act from the start of the 80s, working with a really unique mix of styles that includes some electrified harmonica on most tracks! The core sounds are in more familiar electronic territory – Fender Rhodes, Arp, moog, ... read moreCD
Mighty weird electronic sounds from Gary Sloan and Clone – an Alaska act from the start of the 80s, working with a really unique mix of styles that includes some electrified harmonica on most tracks! The core sounds are in more familiar electronic territory – Fender Rhodes, Arp, moog, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album