Atmospheric reed work from composer Andrew Raffo Dewar – music that seems to start in the territory of some of Yusef Lateef's more exotic sides, then take off into much more abstract directions! The CD features two extended pieces – the first of which is "Six Lines Of ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
The complete musical compositions of Marcel Duchamp are performed by the SEM Ensemble, led by Per Kotik in a 1976 recording from Milan. The group is a quartet, and instrumentation includes flute, trombone, celeste, and glockenspiel. The work actually has a quality that resonates nicely with some ... read moreCD
The most beautiful album we've heard so far from keyboardist John Ellis – a set issued by the Gondwana label of trumpeter Matthew Halsall, and a set that's every bit as spiritual as his work too! There's maybe a bit more of an overall structure to the record – which partially feels ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
Elradio ... CD Avatar/OHM editions (Canada), 2001. Used ...
A compilation LP of sorts – though at the time of its release most of this material had not been heard in this form! The album's more or less part of the "Ambient" series Eno had started that year with Music For Airports – and it's presented with similarly simple, elegant ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
A haunting and ethereally beautiful set of modern classical works – anchored by the moody, 26 minute title piece composed by Morton Feldman – with some equally wonderful shorter works by John Cage and Erik Satie. Feldman's "Rothco Chapel" was inspired by abstract painting and ... (Classical, Out Sound)read moreCD
Fantastic percussion pieces from this ultra-cool New Zealand ensemble of the 70s – a group who take their name and inspiration from the Scratch Orchestra of Cornelius Cardew – but who also work in a more intimate setting, with lots of instruments of their own creation – with a ... read moreCD
Ellen Fullman & Konrad Spenger —
Ort ... CD Choose (Germany), 2004. Used ...
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
A beautiful score from Philip Glass – the kind of spare sounds that make his soundtrack material some of our favorite in his large catalog of compositions! The tracks here are all for a stage production of The Crucible – the famous play by Arthur Miller – but the music works ... read moreCD
Philip Glass has done lots of soundtrack work over the years, but some of his most memorable music ever was for the film Candyman – a creepy early 90s flick set in our hometown of Chicago! Glass creates a wonderful sense of balance here – with some spare, minimal piano lines that ... (Soundtracks, Out Sound)read moreCD
A fantastic solo piano presentation of the music of Philip Glass – on a record that maybe even has a more haunting approach to the sounds than similar efforts by the composer himself! Icelandic pianist Vikingur Olafsson brings a slightly dynamic reading to some of the work – almost ... read moreCD
A beautiful reading of one of our favorite larger works by Philip Glass – his sublime Concerto For Violin & Orchestra – a work that has plenty of currents of his soundtrack music for the film Koyaanisqatsi – served up with some especially beautiful work on violin by Gidon ... (Classical, Out Sound)read moreCD
Wendy Gondeln —
Projections ... CD Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2017. New Copy Gatefold ...
The first-ever CD collection of work by Wendy Gondeln – a musician who's issued various 7" and vinyl releases, and created amazing sounds for art installations – working in a very weird mix of electronics, roughly-played violin, and other elements! The electronic elements are ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
Michael Gordon & Icebreaker —
Trance ... CD Cantaloupe, 1995/2002. Used ...
Manuel Gottsching —
E2 E4 ... CD Racket/MG Art (Germany), 1981. Used ...
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
Fernando Grillo —
Fluvine ... CD Cramps/Ampersand, 1976. Used ...
Beautiful work from Fernando Grillo – an artist who plays the string bass more like an engine for creating sounds than a traditional jazz or classical instrument! His work here has a relatively improvised feel, but also a very careful one too – a great sensitivity for subtle sounds ... read moreCD
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