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
Nuno Canavarro —
Plux Quba ... LP Moikai/Drag City, 1988. New Copy (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
A record that's as unusually obtuse as the image on the cover – a very weird amalgam of electronics and sounds from Portuguese experimentalist Nuno Canavarro – recorded in the late 80s, and with a style that's different from both the avant electronic and industrial worlds of the time! ... 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
Mindblowing sounds at a level we've never heard before – a really unique combination of electronics and Persian music, done in a way that's quite different from any other recording of its nature! The electronics are used in a way that's relatively spare, but which definitely sets a sonic ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jon Gibson —
Visitations ... LP Chatham Square/Superior Viaduct, 1973. New Copy (reissue)...
The first album from Jon Gibson – a minimalist of the same generation as LaMonte Yong and Phillip Glass – but one who never fully got the fame as his contemporaries! This album was done in close collaboration with Glass' main sonic architect, Kurt Munkasci – whose work here is ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Features Alan Hacker on clarinet and Karen Evans on piano – on compositions by Ralph Vaughan Williams, John Cage, Harrison Birtwistle, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Peter Maxwell Davies, Cory Field, and Alban Berg! LP, Vinyl record album
The album's got a very appropriate title – given that the set's made up of some broken records – cut up, ripped, marked, and re-assembled in an almost Christian Marclay-like style! But the work's not only a lot more earthy than Marclay's, it also pre-dates it by a number of years ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredible collection of some of the earliest Lasry-Baschet recordings – some of the greatest avant French sounds of the late 50s! It's the union of two pairs of musically progressive siblings – sound and instrument engineers/sculpters Bemard and Francois Baschet and piano-trained ... 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 long-overdue tribute to the legendary Moondog – one of the true visionaries of American music in the 20th Century! Moondog got his starts as a blind musician working the streets of New York at the end of the 40s, but he did so (as you'll note on the cover photo) with a range of unusual ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Terry Riley's most enduring works, and a haunting record that contains two extended modal minimal jams – "Rainbow In Curved Air" and "Poppy Nogood & The Phantom Band". "Rainbow" features Terry interweaving cool keyboard lines on organ, electric ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Top and bottom seams are unglued, and corner has a small sticker.)
A rare mid 70s electronic LP by Israeli artist Ami Shavit! In Alpha Mood is a well-crafted, moody and oddly melodic effort, spacey as it is – recorded by Shavit in Tel Aviv on a variety of space age synth equipment. It bears the influence of nascent synth rock and pop experimenters like ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Stanley Silverman & Richard Foreman —
Elephant Steps ... LP Columbia, 1974. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ...
Columbia album that features the original recordings of these 2 "Mikrophonie" compositions – one for tam tam, microphones, filters, and potentiometers; the other for choir, hammond organ, and ring modulators. Both tracks are excellent examples of Stockhausen's best work with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Kagel's "Transicion II" is an excellent piece – composed for piano, percussion, and two magnetic tapes, performed here by David Tudor, Christoph Caskel, Aloys Kontarsky, and Bernhard Kontkarsky. Stockhausen's works include "Zyklus", which is a piece for solo percussion, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a small water stain on the back.)
A wonderfully spaced-out album of electronic rock from the early days of Island Records! White Noise are a bit like Silver Apples – mixing trippy rock with odd electronic twists that are all very much in a heady late 60s sort of way. But the "rock" component of the album is a very ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album