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
The "Serge" here isn't Serge Gainsbourg – but a very weird, very wild Serge synthesizer – played by Bob Ostertag in a series of vintage performances! Some tracks have Bob mixing his electronics with radio, or cassette tape, or even a contact mic – and the music is often ... read moreCD
Pappa Tarahumara —
Voices ... CD Sai (Japan), 1997. Used ...
Terry Riley —
In C ... CD Columbia, 1968. Used ...
Terry Riley's masterpiece, and an enduring classic that never grows old – and which never lapses into the hippy dippyness of some of his other work! The piece features 53 short musical passages, played in an order defined by the players, in minimal repetition, moving in and out of phase ... read moreCD
Experimental mastery from Terry Riley – a live recording captured in Paris in 1978 – at a point when he was working in a realm of his own invention, leading up to his benchmark Shri Camel LP! Riley is working here with his Yamaha portable combo organ that he had modified – ... read moreCD
Two rare soundtracks by Terry Riley – unsung examples of his musical genius during one of the the most fruitful periods in his career! Les Yeux Fermes features two very long tracks – each over 18 minutes long, and spun out with a spare, minimal groove that's very much in Riley's ... read moreCD
A stunning performance of this key composition from Karlheinz Stockhausen – one that uses two pianos, both with very different sounds, plus electronics as well – all working together in this progression of notes and tones that may well be some of Stockhausen's most beautiful work! The ... read moreCD
An amazing collection of experimental sounds from the European scene of the postwar years – key electronic and musique concrete recordings from some of the most important composers of the 20th Century! The package is a great introduction to this important stretch in music – and ... read moreCD
One of the more subtle, more beautiful albums on the Childisc label – and one that evokes some of the more fragile keyboard moments on Nobukazu Takemura's earlier recordings. Composer Koota Tanimura plays piano and other keyboards, set amidst a collage of sound samples and electronics – ... read moreCD
Works include "Ionisation" by Varese, "Ostinato Pianissimo" by Henry Cowell, "Antiphonies For Percussion" by David Saperstein, "Fantasy Variations" by Michael Colgrass, and "Percussion Symphony" by Charles Wuorinen. CD