Seminal sounds from the New York scene at the start of the 80s – and one of the first important records to feature the music of Glenn Branca! This EP was an important part of the 99 Records catalog – and like that label's work by artists like ESG or Liquid Liquid, it's got a style that' ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Glenn Branca —
Ascension ... LP 99 Records/Superior Viaduct, Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)...
A masterpiece of new music for guitar from the legendary Glenn Branca – a set that both draws on all the minimal experiments on the New York scene of the 70s, and the big wave of underground music at the end of the decade! Branca effortlessly fuses the rock and compositional communities here ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the classic albums on Giorno Poetry – and a record that's got some pretty nice work by Glen Branca! Side one is Branca's work "Bad Smells", which is a piece written for Twyla Tharp, and which has a bit more lively feel than some of Branca's other work from the time. The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Spacey piano work from Jordan De La Sierra – material that's clearly informed by the 60s experiments of La Monte Young and Terry Riley, but which also has a more open, spiritual quality too! The piano has a nice sense of tuning – one that's almost watery at points – and Jordan's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful album of early analogue electronics – originally issued with a title that billed it as "an astronaut's reflections while visiting the earth"! The sound here is way more outside than that, though – almost more as if the astronaut was an alien – with weird, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Maybe the coolest record we've ever heard from the team of Tom Dissevelt and Kid Baltan – a record that's every bit as groundbreaking in its use of electronics, but even more playful overall! There's a slight touch of jazz at times – almost a Dick Hyman/Moon Gas sort of mode – as ... 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
A rare one from Italian experimental pioneers Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza – led by Franco Evangelisti and featuring the great Ennio Morricone on trumpet, who might feel a little bit liberated from the conventions of film soundtrack compositions in this setting, and is making ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of the most organic electronics we've ever heard – all material pulled from the private archives of Ariel Kalma, and issued here for the first time ever! Kalma's a hell of a compelling artist – one who had both ties to the more serious world of European electronic composition in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Incredible sounds from Lucien Goethals – one of the lesser-known electronic talents of the European scene of the 60s and 70s – and one of the most revolutionary as well! Goethals is represented here by three long pieces – the first of which, "Difonium", has his own ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A groundbreaking set of modal minimal tracks that stands as one of Reich's most popular and accessable works. The music is extremely subtle, and features 18 musicians playing a variety of violins, cellos, clarinets, pianos, marimbas, and vibes – all in short cyclic passages that move in and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Terry Riley's masterpiece, and an enduring classic that never grows old – and which never lapses into the hippy dippyness of some of his other work! The piece features 53 short musical passages, played in an order defined by the players, in minimal repetition, moving in and out of phase ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Incredible electronic recordings by the great Raymond Scott! The Soothing Sounds For Baby records were ostensibly issued as "soothing sounds" for small infants, just as the title says, but they're actually these amazing electronic works with a really cool sound, and they show a unique ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Karlheinz Stockhausen —
Kurzwellen ... LP Deutsche Grammophon, 1968/1969. Very Good+ 2LP ...
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"Kurzwellen" is a great recording of Stockhausen's group performing with electric viola, piano, tam tam, and electronium all reacting to random sounds received on short wave radios. How the players would respond to various events was composed by Stockhausen. The two lps present two ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A collection of modern works performed by the Rome Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Bruno Maderna. Titles include "Kontra Punkte" by Stockhausen, "Threnody For The Victims Of Hiroshima" by Penderecki, "Available Forms 1" by Earle Brown, and "Rimes Pour ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Label has a small mark from price sticker removal. Cover has ring & edge wear.)
6 tracks of early electronic music, recorded by the winners of the 1968 International Electronic Music Competition at Dartmouth. Tracks include "Eclipse" by Pril Smiley, "Orthogenesis" by Jozef Malovec, "Bozzetti" by Bohdan Mazurek, "Cetus" by Olly Wilson, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
"Time's Encomium" is an extended work for synthesizer recorded at the Columbia-Princeton Music Center – and it's got some cool processed sounds that have a nice early computer music approach to them. A bit arty, but not without its darker moments! LP, Vinyl record album
An amazing compilation of early electronic dance music – not only featuring some of coolest, most out there and progressive experimental electronic soundscapes of the era – but strangely moving, too! It has work by some legendary avant garde composers, made for remarkably forward-thinki ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album