An excellent album of spare, early electronics – performed on a range of apparati that include "noise generator", sine wave generators, pulse generators, audio-frequency oscillators, and concrete sound sources. Works include "Evolutions", "Genese", "Contrast ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Glenn Branca —
Ascension ... LP 99 Records, Early 80s. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
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
Nice set documenting postwar developments in American avant garde writing for string quartet, featuring works by Leon Kirchner "Quartet No 3 for String Quartet & Electronic Tape", Christian Wolff "Summer", Morton Feldman "Structures For String Quartet", Lejaren ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very cool album that presents Cage at the height of his "chance" composition stage, and which features him and David Tudor playing a mixed bag of sounds on a sound system, recorded live at the Feigen-Palmer Gallery in LA. The work is the kind of stuff you always hear about with Cage, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most compelling albums ever recorded by guitarist Eugene Chadbourne – a set billed as "free improvised country and western bebop" – and which features Chadbourne serving up these wild variations on tunes by Carl Perkins, Roger Miller, David Allen Coe, Bobby Bare, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Brian Eno leaves the Airports, and moves On Land – but still keeps things pretty much in the spare sound of the Ambient series! The lineup here features a few more extra musicians – including Michael Beinhorn on synth, Jon Hassell on trumpet, Axel Gros and Michael Brook on guitars, and ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sublime sounds from a group who definitely offer up what they promise from their name, but also add in some great extra elements too! The use of flute and voice seems to start in a space that's inspired by Indian music, but also takes off into slightly progressive territory too – very spare, ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Each side is a separate recording of live improvisations by Frith on guitar and Ostertag on synthesizer, with a host of tapes, radios, and contact mics. Both performances were recorded at different points in 1981. Phil Minton sings on the second side. Many of the tape samples were recorded in ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fernando Grillo —
Fluvine ... LP Cramps (Italy), 1976. Near Mint- ...
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
A real oddity from George Harrison – a record of abstract electronics, cut right around the same time as his bigger mainstream solo hits! The record is a highly experimental one – a session that has Harrison working with Bernie Krause, and exploring territory that's much more in the ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing. Includes inner sleeve too!)
This is one of Pierre Henry's lesser-known works, and it's great! "Messe De Liverpool" has lots of spare avant garde vocals, in a style that's similar to some of the classic Dada work in the genre. Tracks include "Kyrie", "Credo", "Sanctus", and "Commun ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wayne Horvitz/Butch Morris/Robert Previte —
Nine Below Zero ... LP Sound Aspects (Germany), 1986. Near Mint- ...
Weird moody soundscapes by these 3 avant players. More spacey than noisy, and with a nice 80s downtown sound. Titles include "3 Places In Suburban California", "Reno", "Remind Me Of You". (Jazz, Out Sound)LP, Vinyl record album
Experimental guitar work from the great Henry Kaiser – very much at the top of his game on this self-released set! All tracks are live improvisations, with no overdubs. (Jazz, Out Sound)LP, Vinyl record album
Henry Kaiser/Toshinori Kondo/Andrea Centazzo —
Protocol ... LP Metalanguage, 1978. Near Mint- ...
Free improvised work from Kaiser and these two overseas artists – each of whom get a side apiece! Side one features Kaiser's guitars with trumpet and alto horn by Kondo – on a series of 7 shorter improvised tracks. Side two features some slightly longer numbers – with Kaiser on ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
"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 ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great stuff from the early academic days of analogue electronics! Professor Emerson Meyers ran the electronic music library at the Catholic University of America – and despite the sanctimonius nature of his employers, this is some of the most unholy noise we've ever heard! Many of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A landmark album of electronics and percussion – as you might guess from the title – a set with a sound so seminal, we can almost forgive Max Neuhaus for appearing on the cover without a shirt! Acoustic percussion is mixed beautifully with electric elements and other processing – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound Masterworks pressing. Cover has some wear and splitting.)
Classic mid-period Reich – with an approach that's a lot more sophisticated than the earlier works, but a sound that's still filled with whimsey and surprise! The winner here is Music For A Large Ensemble, which features some excellent interplay between marimbas, vibes, and xylophone – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very free duets between these two ex-partners in the Spontaneous Music Ensemble – a session with very little structure at all, and sounds that are almost more FMP than other Ogun albums of the time! Evan Parker plays soprano sax throughout – and Stevens alternates between percussion ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A collection of earlier works by Stockhausen – all composed in the early 50s – performed during the mid 70s, in recordings supervised by the composer. Our favorite is "Schlagtrio", which was written for a "percussive" of piano and timpani. LP, Vinyl record album
One of the best Asmus Tietchens records, in our opinion, and one that has a more complicated, more moody mix of material, and not just noise. Otto Bekker produced, and the album has 2 long tracks written by Tietchens and him – "Grunschattiger" and "Linea 5". Nice ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Two lengthy orchestral pieces and one shorter one, composed by Varese in the 1920s, performed here by the New York Philharmonic under the direction of Pierre Boulez. Nicely packaged in an annotated gatefold sleeve. (Classical, Out Sound)LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light edge wear around the corners and some very light ringwear.)
Arty noodlings by this Austrian group. Players include Harry Sokal on soprano sax, Christian Radovan on trombone, Herbert Joos on flugelhorn, Wofgang Puschnig on piccolo, Ingo Morgana on tenor, and Uli Scherer on piano and melodica – and Lauren Newton does a bit of vocalizing on a few tracks. ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(In the original box package with a postcard inside.)
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
Another landmark LP in the New York art meets music meets punk vein! The record's one of the more economical ones on the Giorno label, and features some great stuff that doesn't go on too long. Includes "Basketball Diaries" by Jim Carroll, "7 Ways Of Going" by Patti Smith, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album