Johann Johansson —
Orphee ... CD Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 2016. New Copy ...
A beautiful re-interpretation of the myth of Orpheus – handled here by composer Johann Johannsson in a beautiful style that recalls some of the best Deutsche Grammophon projects from Max Richter! The composer plays a variety of keyboards – including electric and pipe organ – in ... 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
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 double-length set of work from Laraaji – all contemporary tracks, done with producer Carlos Nino – but with a vibe that really takes us back to his mindblowing explorations in the early years! Bring On The Sun represents the first half of the album – and features Laraaji ... (Global Grooves, Out Sound)read moreCD
Cool CD reissue of what was originally a 10" LP of cool tricky turntable performances by the great Christian Marclay. One of his best releases, and one in which he realizes his manipulation of old albums in sort of its purest form. The 12 tracks on here feature him cutting up and playing ... read moreCD
The "contra" here is a contrabass clarinet, not a stringed contrabass – yet John McCowen manages to play his instrument in a way that greatly resembles the larger wooden source of acoustic sound! The tones are very deep, and very slow-rising – used by McCowen in this ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
Wonderful sounds from space – put together in a rare album that was initially issued in a small batch, to coincide with the Seattle Worlds Fair in 1962! For the set, Art Mineo comes up with an amazing batch of spacey sounds that were played at the fair in conjunction with a machine called ... (Now Sound, Out Sound)read moreCD
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 moreCD
Gil Shaham is superb on his reading of Arvo Part's "Fratres" – a piece dedicated to Gideon Kremer, and played here with as much deftness and edge as we find in Kremer's own best work of the time. The larger orchestra fills in amidst the strings with growing force as the piece moves ... (Classical, Out Sound)read moreCD
(Digipack has some light edge wear and a cutout mark through the barcode.)
Didier Petit —
D'Accord ... CD Rogue Art (France), 2018. New Copy ...
Beautiful sounds from an improvising musician who's always followed his own special path – able to effortlessly mix darkness and light, richness and lyricism, almost always without any sort of input from other musicians at all! This sublime set was recorded in China – and although the ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
Tom Phillips —
Irma ... CD Matchless (UK), 1988. Used ...
A very cool project – an "opera" of sorts, but maybe more of a vocal chamber piece – featuring John Tilbury on piano and radio, Lol Coxhill on saxophone and voice, Philips on vocal, Ian Mitchel on clarinet and Keith Rowe on guitar, radio, tapes and cello! CD
(Out of print.)
Phonos Ek Mechanes —
C+- ... CD Bolt (Poland), 2012. Used ...
Picnic ... CD Data/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1985. New Copy Gatefold ...
Free jazz, and lots lots more – a lost nugget from an especially creative period in the Dutch scene, headed up by cellist Tristan Honsinger! At some level, the music echoes other improvised work by Honsinger – but at others, it also reflects the criss-crossing of genres and scenes that ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
(Beautiful package – with a heavy Japanese-style paper sleeve!)
Steve Reich —
Drumming ... CD Nonesuch/Elektra (Germany), 1987. Used ...
A great recording of Steve Reich's seminal composition "Drumming" – an amazing blend of minimal percussion snatches, coming together to form a lyrical repetitive work of great beauty! Reich heads up the recording himself – working here with 9 percussionists, 2 vocalists, a ... read moreCD
A beautiful project from pianist Tom Rogerson – a record that features his work on the acoustic keys in a sonic setting provided by Brian Eno – a beautiful blend of organic elements that almost feels like some of the best of Eno's Ambient projects from the late 70s, or the more minimal ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
An amazing lost trove of work by electronic music Raymond Scott – sounds that were never issued commercially, and which may well represent the last corner of his genius yet to be explored! The music here was all created in Scott's home studio on Long Island – and is a fantastic blend ... (Sound Library, Out Sound)read moreCD
Electronic music from a very far-flung source – served up here in a set of vintage recordings by one of the leading experimentalists in Indonesia at the end of the 70s – an artist with a sound that's nicely different than preceding decades of American and European electronic pioneers! ... read moreCD