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Outside sounds in many styles -- musique concrete, electro-acoustic, minimalism, and many other experimental and avant modes!


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Franco BattiatoClic ... CD
BMG (Italy), 1974. New Copy ... $9.99
Short works for voice and electronics – courtesy of Italian minimalist Franco Battiato! The greatest experimentalist is working here on piano, organ, metal, crystals, and vocals – with occasional help from other players – in a mode that reminds us of some of Brian Eno's more ... read more CD

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Franco BattiatoFetus (Italian pressing) ... CD
BMG (Italy), 1972. New Copy ... $9.99
One of the most bizarre early works by Italian composer Franco Battiato – a record with a fetus on the cover, an inside image of his paper-mache mother, with a walk-in birth canal, and a subtitle that reads "return to the new world"! The musical style mixes Battiato's mid 70s ... read more CD

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Franco BattiatoJuke Box ... CD
BMG (Italy), 1978. New Copy ... $9.99
Haunting fragmented soundscapes by one of Italy's most compelling modern composers – the great Franco Battiato! Unlike his later, more rock-oriented work, this album is a set of spare tracks featuring piano, violin, and his ever alluring voice – a haunting blend brought together in a ... read more CD

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Franco BattiatoL'Egitto Prima Delle Sabbie ... CD
BMG (Italy), 1978. New Copy ... $9.99
One of the last great albums recorded by Italian minimalist Franco Battiato before backsliding on his genius – and turning into a more conventional rock star! That change in his career would come later – but here, Battiato is still a firmly committed modernist – as important to ... read more CD

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Franco BattiatoPollution ... CD
BMG (Italy), 1973. New Copy ... $9.99
A really full-on early set from Franco Battiato – a set that's maybe halfway between some of his more avant compositions and some of the modes of the Italian prog scene at the time! The album's a concept one, based on the growing pollution of the planet – in a mode that's maybe similar ... read more CD

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Franco BattiatoSulle Corde Di Aries ... CD
BMG (Italy), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $9.99
A key turning point in the career of Italian modernist Franco Battiato – as he leaves behind the straighter progressive format of his first two albums, and moves into a mode that's much more experimental! The album features four long compositions – all of which show Battiato ... read more CD

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Joanna BroukHearing Music ... CD
Numero, Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $13.99 17.98
Beautiful sounds from Joanna Brouk – an artist who was sometimes lost amidst the new age scene of the 80s, but one who's got a much deeper, more intellectual approach overall! True, Brouk's music does have a certain meditative spirit – but she also was a student of Terry Riley and ... read more CD
Also available Hearing Music ... LP 18.99

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Gavin BryarsJesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet ... CD
Obscure/GB, 1975. New Copy ... $15.99 17.99
One of the greatest moments ever from Gavin Bryars – and a record that's maybe one of his warmest, and most compelling too! The core of "Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet" is a recording of a tramp singing the refrain in a raspy, wobbly voice – which is then looped, and given ... read more CD

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Kent CarterOratorios & Songs ... CD
Emanem (UK), 2010. New Copy ... $16.99 19.98
A really different side of the deep talents of bassist Kent Carter – an artist you might know best for his improvised work with Steve Lacy and other members of the European free jazz scene – working here in a much more compositional mode! Music is by a quartet that features Carter on ... (Jazz, Out Sound) read more CD
Also available Oratorios & Songs ... CD 11.99

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Eugene ChadbourneThere'll Be No Tears Tonight ... CD
Parachute/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1980. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99
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 more CD
(Beautiful package – with a heavy Japanese-style paper sleeve!)
Also available There'll Be No Tears Tonight ... LP 29.99

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Tony Conrad and FaustOutside The Dream Syndicate ... CD
Superior Viaduct, 1973. New Copy ... $14.99
The first-ever full album of music from Tony Conrad – issued in the early 70s after years of Conrad's secret input to the global avant garde – including some key years in New York, where he influenced John Cale and a generation of others who rose to greater fame! This set really has ... read more CD
Also available Outside The Dream Syndicate ... CD 6.99

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Lol CoxhillOut To Launch ... CD
Emanem (UK), 2001/2002. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Mindblowing work from Lol Coxhill – mostly long solo improvisations, but with one surprising big band track as well! The leadoff track is the longest and our clear favorite – titled "Music For Feathery Fronds", and recorded amazingly in the fern room of the Lincoln Park ... (Jazz, Out Sound) read more CD

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dCprGFranz Kafka's South America (CD & DVD) ... CD
Voodoo/Sony (Japan), 2015. New Copy CD & DVD ... $9.99
A record that's every bit as compelling as its title – an unusual hybrid of jazz elements, electronics, and some offbeat production – all served up in a blend that reminds us of some of the most adventurous work from the late 80s New York scene – like some of the early groups who ... (Jazz, Out Sound) read more CD
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✨✧ Julius EastmanFemenine ... CD
Frozen Reeds, 1974. New Copy ... $18.99
A fantastic piece of minimalist magic from Julius Eastman – a lesser-known composer of the 70s, but one we'd rank right up there with Steve Reich, given the beauty of this work! The CD features one long piece – "Femenine" – which builds slowly out of small passages of ... read more CD

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From ScratchFive Rhythm Works ... CD
EM (Japan), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $23.99
Fantastic percussion pieces from this ultra-cool New Zealand ensemble of the 70s – a group who take their name and inspiration from the Scratch Orchestra of Cornelius Cardew – but who also work in a more intimate setting, with lots of instruments of their own creation – with a ... read more CD

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✨✧ Philip GlassComplete Sony Recordings (24CD set) ... CD
Sony, Late 70s/1980s/1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy 24CD ... $105.99 119.98
A stunning collection of sounds from the legendary Philip Glass – a complete set of every single one of his recordings for Columbia Records – which is the label at which he did most of his important music! The set's a treasure trove of modernist musical moments – not just a ... read more CD

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Manuel GottschingE2 E4 ... CD
Racket/MG Art (Germany), 1981. New Copy ... $16.99
Some of the most beautiful sounds ever crafted from Manuel Gottsching – work that's a lot more tuneful and fluid than some of his material with Ash Ra Tempel – and which maybe has more of an 80s vibe overall! That's not to say that Gottsching's gone in for electro pop – just that ... (Rock, Out Sound) read more CD

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Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova ConsonanzaGruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza 1973 ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1973. New Copy ... $18.99
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 more CD

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Pierre HenryContinuo/Capriccio ... CD
Universal (France), 2016. New Copy ... $18.99
Amazing music from Pierre Henry – one of the founding fathers of electronic music in the postwar European scene – still sounding incredible after all these years! The album brings together two recent performance/compositions from Henry – one from 2016, one from a few years before ... read more CD

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Pierre HenryL'Apocalypse ... CD
Universal (France), 1968. New Copy 2 CDs ... $18.99
The complete five part version of Pierre Henry's amazing "L'Apocalypse De Jean" – recorded in 1968, but presented here for the first time ever in its entirety! The expanded recording further takes off from the dark, spooky quality of the shorter original – with a sublime mix ... read more CD

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