An incredible piece by composer John Adams – easily one of his most important works ever, and one that rivals Einstein On The Beach for its transformation of older operatic forms! The subject matter is quite unique – President Nixon's famous visit to China in the early 70s – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes box and book – save for a little edge wear on the box, this package is in great shape!)
Aminadav Aloni —
Once ... LP Dual Planet (Australia), Early 70s. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
Weird, wild, and very electronic – an obscure soundtrack from Israeli composer Aminadav Aloni – done in a style that's halfway between the more avant American analogue experiments of the 60s, and some of the spacier European styles to come! The whole thing's a mix of moogy moments, ... (Soundtracks, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Petrol ... LP Friends Of Friends, 2016. New Copy ...
The cover's got a fuzzy picture of a tenor on the front, and the sound here has some nicely fuzzy currents to match – a compelling blend of jazz music with almost a larger sense of sonic space – a bit like a small combo trying to perform their version of Disintegration Loops! The core ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The mad look of artist Karel Appel on the cover is a very fitting image for this set – as the music moves around in so many insane ways – often with the kind of dynamic, explosive vibe of Appel's famous paintings! We're tempted to call the set an audio version of abstract expressionism ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful sounds from Joanna Brouk – an artist who was sometimes lost amidst the new age scene of the 80s, but one who's got a much deeper, more intellectual approach overall! True, Brouk's music does have a certain meditative spirit – but she also was a student of Terry Riley and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A strong second volume in the Free Jazz Bitmaps series on Sonnenzimmer label – an experimental, though thoroughly hypnotic set that reinterprets the brilliant solo improvisations on volume one into an alltogether new, just as compelling set of music! It features pieces by spearheading player ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very cool album that presents Cage at the height of his "chance" composition stage, and which features him and David Tudor playing a mixed bag of sounds on a sound system, recorded live at the Feigen-Palmer Gallery in LA. The work is the kind of stuff you always hear about with Cage, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nice 1968 recordings of works by Cage and Lukas Foss. The Cage "Concerto For Prepared Piano" is performed by Yuji Takahashi on a prepared piano, as the main soloist with a larger ensemble. The sound is as you'd imagine from Cage's prepared piano stuff, with lots of cool off-kilter piano ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mindblowing minimalism – especially the piece by Reich! Cage's "Three Dances" features amplified prepared pianos played by Michael Tilson Thomas and Ralph Grierson, who are joined by Roger Kellaway and Reich on "Four Organs". LP, Vinyl record album
Don Cherry really breaks out here on his classic Mu sessions from France – using the new freedoms of post-68 Paris to explore themes at a level that would set the tone for generations to come! The album's very spare, and very improvised – with Cherry on pocket trumpet, piano, and ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A key chapter in the career of the legendary Cluster – one that has the German duo of Hans-Joachim Rodelius and Dieter Moebius stepping back from their fuller sound of records past – hitting a spare, spacious, lightly electronic sound that would have a huge impact on modern music for ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first-ever full album of music from Tony Conrad – issued in the early 70s after years of Conrad's secret input to the global avant garde – including some key years in New York, where he influenced John Cale and a generation of others who rose to greater fame! This set really has ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Spacey piano work from Jordan De La Sierra – material that's clearly informed by the 60s experiments of La Monte Young and Terry Riley, but which also has a more open, spiritual quality too! The piano has a nice sense of tuning – one that's almost watery at points – and Jordan's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic compilation with the best tracks from the couple of rare, synth steeped experimental jazz records by Bruce Ditmas in 1977! Ditmas delivers a slew of spacey sounds on Moog, ARP, and both electronic and organic percussion here, giving it a really futuristic vibe. Composition wise, the ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some nice electronics performed by members of the Columbia University Computer Center – with lots of on/off kinds of surges, as you'd expect from a piece dedicated to the magnetic field of the planet! LP, Vinyl record album
An incredible document of the European scene of the 70s – music that shows just how much criss-crossing there was between improvised music and other avant styles that would break free into other scenes in the post-punk years! The record acts as a snapshot of this under-recorded time – ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The caves here may be ancient, but their sound is mostly electronic – created by JD Emmanuel in a very cool blend of tape loops, organ, and other keyboards – mixed with a few earthy elements to give the record a slightly atmospheric vibe! Emmanuel's music is more forward-moving than ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great overview of the early years of JD Emmanuel – work from his first four years of composing and performing, collected here together for the first time ever! The music is a beautifully moody, spacious approach to electronics – very much in the best spirit of the German scene at the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus download too!)
Jon English & Candace Natvig —
Triptych ... LP Arch, 1983. Near Mint- ...
A very cool electronic soundtrack for this obscure early 80s slasher film – music that's a lot more complex and sensitive than the usual sounds used for slashers – with a style that reminds us of some of the hippest late 70s music on the Sky Records label! Eric Feremens comes from a ... (Soundtracks, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Friend Sound —
Joyride ... LP RCA, 1969. New Copy (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
A wild batch of instrumental psychedelia – with plenty of avant garde touches thrown in! This is the sort of record that always restores our faith in major labels – and it makes us realize that no matter how many Elvis Presley albums RCA was selling in the 60s, there was also room to ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Gerhard's piece is perfomed by The BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Frederik Prausnitz, and Davies' is performed by Mary Thomas & The Pierrot Players conducted by the composer. LP, Vinyl record album
Two pieces of Glass' larger suite of pulsating modal minimalist music. The ensemble here is a sextet, with three electric organs and three reeds, plus voice. Like his other work of this era, the tones overlap and slowly unfold to reveal underlying patterns over the course of the piece. Far more ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful cover with only a slightly dinged corner!)
Features Glass on Hammond organ and Fender Rhodes – with Dickie Landy on soprano and tenor sax, and Joan LaBarbara and Gene Rickard on voices. Titles include "River Run", "Victor's Lament", "Etoile Polaire", "Are Years What", and "Ave". LP, Vinyl record album
The second volume of epic collaboration between free jazz drummer/percussionist Steve Reid and electronic manipulator Kieren Hebden, aka Fourtet – long form duo efforts that blend the artists' styles into a compelling whole! The project is comprised of live takes with no overdubs – ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most "outside" albums recorded on the legendary Futura Records label in France – and that's saying quite a lot, given the legacy of avant jazz we've loved from their other records! The group here is a quartet – with Richard Accart on tenor and a variety of flutes; ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The record is made up of amplified acoustic and prepared electric guitars in duet with alto and baritone saxophone. The first piece, "No Boundary" is a 10 minute piece in three parts. Other tracks include "Crossing: Floating On The Other", "Tinker Toys", "Rockin' ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The title's no lie – as the record is a very unusual concert performed by 12 different tractors – in a mode that takes us back to some of the great sonic experiments of the early 20th Century – like the industrial symphony performed by a Soviet city, or the legendary Art Of Noises ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A totally great, totally cool little record – one in which experimental musician Scott Johnson uses his guitar to trigger a set of spoken phrases! The approach is somewhere between early Steve Reich tape experiments and Frippertronics – as Johnson makes these great loops of sound that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Three Parisian avant-classical pieces from the 60's. The Xenakis piece, "Herma", is written for solo piano, and is haunting and moody. Besty Jolas' piece, "Quatuor II", is performed by a soprano and a string trio. The real highlight, though, is "Archipel I" by Andre ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light ringwear and a small cutout hole.)
Some of the most organic electronics we've ever heard – all material pulled from the private archives of Ariel Kalma, and issued here for the first time ever! Kalma's a hell of a compelling artist – one who had both ties to the more serious world of European electronic composition in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Music for dreams and love – served up here in a stunning double-length set from Ariel Kalma – who works through the whole thing in one long performance of keyboards and electronics – with no overdubs or other tricks at all! The music has a stretched-out electronic vibe that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Includes pieces by Terry Riley, Arvo Part, Anton Webern, John Zorn, Astor Piazzolla, and John Lurie! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)
Geoff Krozier & The Generator —
Tranceformer ... LP Finders Keepers (UK), 1981. New Copy 2LP ...
Mad magick a very weird Australian quartet – one who work here in a weird blend of witchcraft and electronics, all at a level that's much more like some of the most tripped out late 60s moog records than you'd guess from the record's 1981 date! The sounds here are really completely out of ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very experimental work from this loose Canadian collective of the late 60s – but a set that's filled with some surprisingly cool touches too! The album's almost more of a "happening" in the studio at times – with free-flowing energy between jazz musicians, rockers, poets, ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of the darkest sounds we've ever heard from Italy's Flipper sound library – an all-electronic set by the enigmatic Lamartine – one that was recorded in the 70s, but so ahead of its time it wasn't even pressed on record! There's a very stark approach to the music here – some ... (Sound Library, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Other-worldly genius from the legendary Laraaji – a really special record that was done in collaboration with Brian Eno – as part of Eno's classic Ambient series at the end of the 70s – and as a way of showcasing some of the "fourth world" sounds that he was working in ... (Global Grooves, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy gatefold pressing – with bonus CD of the album!)
Creation ... LP Yoga Records/Drag City, 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ...
Cosmic weirdness from Lightstorm – the first ever compilation of the husband & wife duo Johnima and Kalassu Wintergate's oddly effective, genuinely-inviting tunes! Lightstorm's aim is to bring blessing, love and divine joy to the world – spiritually-inclined in a new age-y way that's ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pre-Liquid Liquid work from Richard McGuire – a pair of different groups that both have a much more outside vibe than his more famous material! The Liquid Idiot tracks are from 1978, and have a definite No Wave vibe – almost improvised jazz at times, and definitely fairly avant – ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautifully meditative sounds from the great Rob Mazurek – a record that almost takes him into Eno ambient territory, but with a richer, more spiritual sound overall! The album features one long track based around a single note on Rob's cornet – blended with sublime organ from Mikel ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best early albums from the legendary Moondog – a set that got wider circulation than his first few releases, and really helped expand his reach beyond New York City! Moondog's still at his simple best here – working in a blend of rhythmic percussion, stringed instruments, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Motor Totemist Guild —
Shapuno Zoo ... LP No Man's Land (Germany), 1987. Near Mint- ...
Hardly the pop you might expect from the title – and instead, a batch of tripped-out instrumentals that definitely lives up to the eye-bending image on the cover! The music here was all presented by Narassa on the original 70s sound library release of the two records – but time has ... (Sound Library, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tracks include "Quiet Please", "Michael Jackson", "Escape From Noise", "Playboy Channel", "Methods Of Torture", "Stress In Marriage", "Nesbitt's Lime Soda Song", "Yellow Black And Rectangular", "Backstage Pass" ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the lasting classics from Harry Partch – a really Moondog-like record that's put together from a host of unique instruments designed by Partch himself! Although a somewhat serious piece in presentation, there's a really organic feel going on here – lots of spare, almost eerie ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful dip into the archives of the legendary Harry Partch – a postwar American composer who's not only known for his earthy, enigmatic compositions – but also for the weird range of instruments he created to help realize the performance of his music! This package is a really ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 700 copies, includes download card and heavy booklet of notes!)
Visionary stuff from Harry Partch – the kind of record that's a great introduction to his music – and a relic from an era when mindbending, rule breaking sound art could come out on a label like Columbia! There's lots of Partch's weird invented instruments – like chromelodeon, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album