Aminadav Aloni —
Once ... LP Dual Planet (Australia), Early 70s. New Copy ...
Weird, wild, and very electronic – an obscure soundtrack from Israeli composer Aminadav Aloni – done in a style that's halfway between the more avant American analogue experiments of the 60s, and some of the spacier European styles to come! The whole thing's a mix of moogy moments, ... (Soundtracks, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Out of print. CD sleeve has a few small stains on the back.)
Petrol ... LP Friends Of Friends, 2016. New Copy ...
The cover's got a fuzzy picture of a tenor on the front, and the sound here has some nicely fuzzy currents to match – a compelling blend of jazz music with almost a larger sense of sonic space – a bit like a small combo trying to perform their version of Disintegration Loops! The core ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The mad look of artist Karel Appel on the cover is a very fitting image for this set – as the music moves around in so many insane ways – often with the kind of dynamic, explosive vibe of Appel's famous paintings! We're tempted to call the set an audio version of abstract expressionism ... read moreCD
The first release from an artist who's moved in and out of the busy contemporary Chicago improvised and new music scenes. Recorded at Tortoise's Soma studios and featuring a cast of young improvisors whose names may be familiar from Okka disc and other recent forward looking recordings coming out ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
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 moreCD
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreCD
A strong second volume in the Free Jazz Bitmaps series on Sonnenzimmer label – an experimental, though thoroughly hypnotic set that reinterprets the brilliant solo improvisations on volume one into an alltogether new, just as compelling set of music! It features pieces by spearheading player ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of the most beautiful music we've ever heard from pianist Cornelius Cardew – some surprisingly sensitive solo tunes, although still done with the modern edge you'd expect! The political nature of the project is obvious from the title and cover – but while the music often carries ... read moreCD
Don Cherry/Krzysztof Penderecki —
Actions ... CD Actions, 1971. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
One of the most successful "jazz meets modern classical" recordings 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, ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Gunter Christmann & Mats Gustafsson —
One To (Two) ... CD Okka Disk, 1999. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Haunting set of duets between Gunter Christmann and reed player Mats Gustafsson. Christman plays cello and trombone, and Gustafsson plays his usual variety of reeds, always with fire, imagination, and a sense of inspiration and history that's often missing from other players of this genre. The CD ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
One of the first-ever albums to feature the music of Suzanne Ciani – and one of the wildest, too! The set was originally pressed up in a tiny 50 copy run – as part of an art exhibit in Brussels to feature a sound sculpture collaboration between Ciani and another artist – filled ... (Sound Library, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A key chapter in the career of the legendary Cluster – one that has the German duo of Hans-Joachim Rodelius and Dieter Moebius stepping back from their fuller sound of records past – hitting a spare, spacious, lightly electronic sound that would have a huge impact on modern music for ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
A key chapter in the career of the legendary Cluster – one that has the German duo of Hans-Joachim Rodelius and Dieter Moebius stepping back from their fuller sound of records past – hitting a spare, spacious, lightly electronic sound that would have a huge impact on modern music for ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A key meeting between 2 important forces in electronic music in the 70s – the increasingly-experimental Brian Eno and the Cluster team of Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius! Unlike the trio's other album, this one's an all-instrumental affair – one that takes the atmospherics of ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
Chris Cochrane —
Bath ... CD Avant (Japan), 1994. Used ...
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
A set of tracks compiled by John Zorn to mourn the passing of Tom Cora in 1999. All the material was recorded live at the Knitting Factory on different dates, and as well as Cora, other players include Samm Bennett, Don Byron, Mark Dresser, Fred Frith, Zeena Parkins, Wayne Horvitz, and Ann Rupel. ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
The first of a projected series of solo releases by Chicago improviser, teacher, and journalist John Corbett. Corbett has been a hugely influential force in the left end of the musical spectrum for past 15 years – and has had an influence as promoter, player, and writer that has spread well ... read moreCD
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 moreCD
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 moreCD
Some nice electronics performed by members of the Columbia University Computer Center – with lots of on/off kinds of surges, as you'd expect from a piece dedicated to the magnetic field of the planet! LP, Vinyl record album
An incredible document of the European scene of the 70s – music that shows just how much criss-crossing there was between improvised music and other avant styles that would break free into other scenes in the post-punk years! The record acts as a snapshot of this under-recorded time – ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Stunning work from Eighth Blackbird – easily one of the most important groups on the Chicago scene in recent years – and instrumental in bringing modern music out of the ivory tower, and back into a much more vibrant public presence! These guys are forging a legacy that rivals that of ... read moreCD