A seminal session that forever put the British improvisational scene on the map – a great little record that features guitar by Bailey, soprano sax by Evan Parker, electronics by Hugh Davies, and work by Jamie Muir and Christine Jeffrey. Tracks are longish, and relatively free – and ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Quite an unusual little record – one that features examples of string instrumentation, produced for schools by the Standard Oil company! Includes Ray Brown playing and interviewed by Mel Graves – and Graves playing electric bass in a hip group with Mike Nock on electric piano and Arp! ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet. Cover has a small stain on one corner.)
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
Don Cherry/Krzystof Penderecki —
Actions ... LP Philips (Germany), 1971. Near Mint- ...
One of the most successful jazz-meets-modern classical albums 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, Gunter Hampel, ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Later non-gatefold German pressing on Wergo – still very nice!)
A beautiful record that serves as both a showcase for Ornette's "serious" writing efforts, and his ability to play with a larger ensemble. Side one features Ornette playing trumpet solos with The Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet as they perform his "Forms & Sounds". Side two ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Really beautiful sounds – and a record that's far more haunting than you might expect! The record's not just piano notes alongside sci fi sound effects – and instead has this really subtle use of theremin, so that the instrument almost comes across more like a cello, or acoustic bass ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Not a various artists collection, as you might guess from the cover – but a cool extended piece – with keyboards by Gruntz, plus percussion from Dom Um Romaeo, David Friedman, Pierre Favre, and Jack DeJohnette! Includes drums, cymbals, gongs, vibes, marimba, and more! (Jazz, Out Sound)LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing. Cover has a lightly bent corner.)
One of the classic DG Avant Garde series albums – and one that presents 2 avant vocal compositions: Kagel's "Hallelujah" and Schnebel's "Fur Stimmen". Performance by Schola Cantorum Stuttgart, directed by Clytus Gottwald. LP, Vinyl record album
Wim Mertens/Soft Verdict —
Usura ... LP Disques Du Crepuscule (Belgium), 1985. Near Mint- ...
A mid 80s album of early compositions by the enigmatic Wim Mertens – with instrumentation that includes soprano sax, harp, piccolo, and viola – plus Mertens on acoustic piano, electric piano, voice, and electronics! (Rock, Out Sound)LP, Vinyl record album
Norbert Moslang & Andy Guhl —
Knack On ... LP Uhlklang (Germany), 1982. Near Mint- ...
Amazing sounds throughout – on a range of odd instruments that includes dictaphone, radios, prepared zither, soprano sax, and lots more unusual things with German names! (Jazz, Out Sound)LP, Vinyl record album
A nice record, with one side devoted to some lesser known pieces by Partch, and the other featuring David Tudor performing Parts III and IV of "Music Of Changes". The Partch pieces are "The Rose", "The Wind", "The Waterfall", "The Intruder", "I ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Percussions Of Strasbourg —
Signals ... LP Limelight, Late 60s. Very Good+ ...
Cool album of avant garde percussion pieces, played by a European sextet dedicated to playing this kind of stuff. The showpiece of the album is their own composition "Signals", which spans all of side two and which has some cool noisy percussion bits. There's two other pieces on the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Minimalism for the mainstream – courtesy of Andrew Poppy, composer in residence at ZTT Records in the 80s! Poppy's approach is an unusual one – a style that takes the earlier experiments in minimalism by Philip Glass, Steve Reich, and others – and forges them for a wider audience ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An important album in the evolution of sparer and solo jazz on the European scene – one that only features bass work by Francois Rabbath, augmented only by drums and percussion from Armand Molinetti! The spare sound is incredibly compelling – still quite rhythmic, and often quite ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout hole & light wear.)
One of the most mindblowing sonic experiments of the 70s – Lou Reed's legendary Metal Machine Music opus! The double-length set is a really revolutionary batch of music – hardly what you'd expect from Lou's previous records, and a noisy, metallic album that really lives up to its title. ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label pressing. Labels have radio station ink stamps. Cover has a promo imprint, call letters in marker, a Master Reference sticker, and some ring & edge wear.)
One of Max's most experimental albums from the 50s – a set of serious compositional works performed in conjunction with the Boston Percussion Ensemble. The feel is very much in the mode of 20th century classical work, such as the recordings in the 60s by the Percussions Of Strasbourg – ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nice extended suite of early electronic music, written and performed by Andrew Rudin of the Electronic Music Center of the Philadelphia Music Academy. The sound is similar to some of the other Nonesuch electronic albums from the time, like works by Morton Subotnick and Kenneth Gaburo. The piece ... 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
Demetrio Stratos —
Metrodora ... LP Cramps/Get Back (Italy), 1976. Near Mint- (reissue)...
Avant vocal work from Demetrio Stratos – a performer whose style has roots in older Dada voice experiments of the early 20th Century, but which really pushes into bolder, wilder territory too! Demetrio never sings, but instead gets sounds from his voice that are almost instrument-like or ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Varese's lengthy orchestral piece is performed by the Utah Symphony Orchestra under Maqurice Abravanel, as is Honegger's "Pacific 231". A vocal quartet is added for the Milhaud piece. (Classical, Out Sound)LP, Vinyl record album