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 moreCD
Rare early self-released album by Philip Glass, and a sparkling performance of his "Musis With Changing Parts", played by Glass and a small group of chamber players. Glass' longtime recording partner, Kurt Munkacsi, is the engineer on the session, and the sound is excellent. Very lively ... read moreCD
Manuel Gottsching —
E2 E4 ... CD Racket/MG Art (Germany), 1981. New Copy ...
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 moreCD
Guillermo Gregorio —
Faktura ... CD Hat Now (Switzerland), 2000. Used ...
An amazing document! Guillermo Gregorio has been getting a lot of notoriety lately for his free improvised work on clarinet and sax – but this set dips back way into his past, when he was a budding modernist in the hip Buenos Aires scene of the 60s. The subtitle of the release sums the work ... read moreCD
David Grubbs & Mats Gustafsson —
Aperatura ... CD Drag City, 1999. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
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 moreCD
Some of the most striking work we've ever heard from this legendary Italian group – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given the power of their work in the 60s and 70s! The assemblage features important avant garde sounds from Ennio Morricone – and offers up a real look at the roots of ... read moreCD
One of the best accomplishments of the brilliant young Okka Disk label has been to record and document the monsterous talents of the brilliant young Swedish reed player Mats Gustafsson. Gustafsson's poised to become one of the next century's most important reed players, and his style is a near-inde ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
At some point in the early 90s, Swedish improviser Mats Gustafsson made the acquaintance of American jazz critic/sound artist John Corbett – and a friendship developed that spanned many US tours by Gustafsson, and many other recording projects done with other musicians for other labels. The ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
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 moreCD
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 moreCD
A really well-titled collection – given that it features the most important steps in the long musical journey of Pierre Henry – easily one of the most important electronic musicians of the 20th Century! The package offers a heck of a lot of amazing music for the price – and is ... read moreCD
Johann Johansson —
Arrival ... CD Deutsche Grammophon, 2016. New Copy ...
A totally wonderful soundtrack from Johann Johannsson – penned for the sci-fi film The Arrival, and at a level that easily matches the instant-classic, genre-defining sorts of sounds used to accompany films like Alien or 2001! As with those scores, Johannsson finds a way of making the music ... (Soundtracks, Out Sound)read moreCD
Terri Kapsalis & John Corbett —
Dead Level ... CD Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2000. New Copy ...
An extended "radio noir" by the team of John Corbett and Terri Kapsalis – one that pays tribute to the glory days of the hardboiled detective through an array of music, sounds, and readings! The duo draw on a wealth of film noir influences, plus the hard-boiled fiction of writers ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
A seminal work in the development of the American jazz avant garde, and one of the most "out" records that Kenton (or Capitol) ever released! The whole album is based around two startling compositions by Robert Graettinger – "This Modern World" and "City Of ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
One of the most unusual albums we've ever heard from Finnish reed legend Eero Koivistoinen – a set of music composed for children – but with a wild sound that must have sent more than a few kids running from the room back in the 70s! Koivistoisen's reeds are only part of the sound here ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
Heavy duty electronic work from Finnish artist, composer, and inventor Erkki Kurenniemi – a collection of some of his most important recordings of the 60s and 70s – packaged here with notes in English! Back in the 60s, Erkki had a vision that was as important as any of his better known ... read moreCD
We're not sure we hear any failings at all here – as the music is completely compelling, right from the start – and one of the most sonically-intense records we've heard from reedman Mats Gustafsson in years! The album's a bit of an electro-acoustic outing – in that Mats plays ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
A nice collection of strangely compelling and naturalistic sound art pieces by Richard Lerman – work from the mid 60s through the mid 80s and including his classic Travelon Gamelon Music For Bicycles – plus a second disc of collected works! Travelon Gamelon was originally released by ... read moreCD
(Does not include outer slipcover, promotional stamp on CD.)
Not the fauna and flora you might expect from the title – and instead, a collection that's every bit as heady as some of Egisto Macchi's other sound library work from the time – very offbeat, very unusual, and pretty downright spooky! The sounds here are almost more what you'd expect ... (Sound Library, Out Sound)read moreCD