An excellent album of spare, early electronics – performed on a range of apparati that include "noise generator", sine wave generators, pulse generators, audio-frequency oscillators, and concrete sound sources. Works include "Evolutions", "Genese", "Contrast ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic sounds from William Basinksi – an artist with an approach that's like nobody else we can think of, and which makes these two tracks sound very much in keeping with his famous Disintegration Loops project! As with that masterpiece, the work here revolves around the use of tape loops ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download! Also features a special LP-only mix.)
Collection of avant electronic pieces, with one work apiece from Berio and Jacob Druckman, and 2 by Ilhan Mimaroglu. Berio's work is "Thema", which is an hommage to Joyce, and features Cathy Berberian. Ilhan Mimaroglu's best piece is "Six Preludes For Magnetic Tape", which ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Quite an unusual little record – one that features examples of string instrumentation, produced for schools by the Standard Oil company! Includes Ray Brown playing and interviewed by Mel Graves – and Graves playing electric bass in a hip group with Mike Nock on electric piano and Arp! ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet. Cover has a small stain on one corner.)
"HPSCHD" is a very cool work by Cage & Hiller, and it's played by 3 modified electric harpsichords, designed to interact with computer-generated sound tapes. The sound is great, and the track has a very cool electronic feel that's made even better by the sharply punctuated style of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very cool album that presents Cage at the height of his "chance" composition stage – featuring him with David Tudor weaving an eclectic mix 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 ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
"Cartridge Music", performed by Cage and John Tudor, is a recording of needles and wires hooked up to various objects and then "played" by the musician. Wolff's "Duo" is performed by David Tudor and Kenji Kobayashi, "Summer" is a piece for string quartet and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mainstream pressing – in beautiful shape!)
John Cage/Luciano Berio/Ilhan Mimaroglu —
Electronic Music ... LP Turnabout, Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ...
Great early electronic music – featuring 3 seminal pieces! Berio's piece "Visage" is a musique concrete piece based on recordings of Cathy Berbarian on vocals and electronic sounds made by Berio. Cage's piece is a 1958 recording of "Fontana Mix". Ilhan Mimaroglu's " ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Modern art, but of the sonic variety – served up here by composer Daniela Casa on a rare sound library album, but with a free-thinking quality that rivals the best of the avant garde at the time! Unlike some more staid, academic record, there's no overarching concept here – no detailed ... (Sound Library, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A totally wicked little record, and one that's exactly what it promises in the title – an extended instrumental suite based entirely around wah wah guitar! The lead instrument is used here in a relatively spacey setting, but one that's still got plenty of funky undercurrents too – some ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most compelling albums ever recorded by guitarist Eugene Chadbourne – a set billed as "free improvised country and western bebop" – and which features Chadbourne serving up these wild variations on tunes by Carl Perkins, Roger Miller, David Allen Coe, Bobby Bare, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Really beautiful work from electronic musician Suzanne Ciani – two long live performances from 1975 – both on her own Buchla synthesizer, and both in a mode that's quite different from her later material The first side features a performance done for WBAI – and Ciani is amazing ... (Sound Library, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a very cool insert – a facsimilie of a report to the National Endowment For The Arts – done by Ciani in 1975!)
80s recording of an extended harmolodic composition for four string instruments and percussion (played by Denardo Coleman) in honor of R. Buckminster Fuller. The piece runs the length of the entire LP, and has lots of nice angular moments that ring with the same sort of harmelodic groove as some ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An important early moment for cellis Tom Cora – working here on both his main instrument, and "cello-resonated objects" – in some very hip duets with percussionist David Moss! (Jazz, Out Sound)LP, Vinyl record album
Some of the weirdest, wildest work you'll ever hear from Patrick Cowley – very different than his 80s club music, although still very electronic overall! The music here is from a very early point in Cowley's career – recorded as experimental pieces with singer Candida Royale, who ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the coolest compositions we've ever heard from Delia Derbyshire – a special set of electronic compositions based around dreams, with lots of tape work and electronics from Delia, plus loads of eerie recitations as well! Each track features someone describing a dream – at a level ... (Sound Library, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Groundbreaking analogue electronics from the Dutch team of Tom Dissevelt and Kid Baltan – two musicians who can be as playful as the tem of Perry & Kingsley, but also hit some of the darker modes of the academic circuit as well! The title is very well-put – as the record has a vibe ... 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
Take it from us – you can judge a book by its cover – because this weird little record from Hans Edler is exactly what you'd expect from the image on the front! Hans plays early analogue electronics in a very offbeat way – making short songs that blend bleeps, pulses, and ... (Rock, 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
For some, this is the beginning of the end of Eno – but for us, the record has always been an incredible abstract ambient work, cut years before any knob twiddlers were ever thinking about the concept, and one that's still filled with a strangely emotional quality that still manages to come ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A remade version of an album recorded by this enigmatic German duo in the mid 70s, but never issued at the time – resurrected from its original tapes in the mid 90s, and augmented in ways that really open up the sound, while still keeping the core of the music intact! The instrumentation ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500! Includes a great heavy booklet, too.)
Sublime sounds from a group who definitely offer up what they promise from their name, but also add in some great extra elements too! The use of flute and voice seems to start in a space that's inspired by Indian music, but also takes off into slightly progressive territory too – very spare, ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies! Comes with a big booklet of notes, too.)
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
Each side is a separate recording of live improvisations by Frith on guitar and Ostertag on synthesizer, with a host of tapes, radios, and contact mics. Both performances were recorded at different points in 1981. Phil Minton sings on the second side. Many of the tape samples were recorded in ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Billed as a "live recorded dream play" – the set features Hartmut Geerken re-striking the amazing sun harp that he was given by Sun Ra in 1971 – an instrument with 55 strings that Geerken reworks here in very un-harply ways! The music features percussive notes from the ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 200 copies – in a great carboard cover, with insert too!)
A wonderful electronic classic from Ash Ra Tempel founder Manuel Goettsching – a record that features nothing but his own guitar experiments, filtered through a variety of effects – but at a level that feels a lot more like a keyboard or analogue electronics workout overall! In fact, ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fernando Grillo —
Fluvine ... LP Cramps (Italy), 1976. Near Mint- ...
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova —
Improvisationen ... LP Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 1968. Near Mint- ...
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
A real oddity from George Harrison – a record of abstract electronics, cut right around the same time as his bigger mainstream solo hits! The record is a highly experimental one – a session that has Harrison working with Bernie Krause, and exploring territory that's much more in the ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing. Includes inner sleeve too!)
Heliopolar Egg (Hartmut Geerken/Michael Ranta) —
Live In Kabul ... LP Sagittarius (Italy), 1976. New Copy 2LP ...
An extended improvised performance from the legendary Heliopolar Egg – a free improv duo formed in Cairo in the early 70s, but recorded here in Kabul – where mainman Hartmut Geerken was living at the time! You might know Geerken for some of his work with Sun Ra and the Arkestra – ... (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
Wayne Horvitz/Butch Morris/Robert Previte —
Nine Below Zero ... LP Sound Aspects (Germany), 1986. Near Mint- ...
Weird moody soundscapes by these 3 avant players. More spacey than noisy, and with a nice 80s downtown sound. Titles include "3 Places In Suburban California", "Reno", "Remind Me Of You". (Jazz, Out Sound)LP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download, LP packaged in a nice textured black sleeve.)
Weird electronics, spacey trumpet, and lots more going on too – all in a set that seems to bridge the gap between early analogue electronic experiments of the postwar years, and some of the ambient sounds to come at the end of the 70s! The music here is never too obtuse, but often does move ... (Sound Library, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition of 600 – includes download!)
(Shrink wrap has a few small hole but is still intact.)
Steve Lacy —
Straws ... LP Cramps (Italy), 1977. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
A beautiful Steve Lacy album recorded during his fruitful time in Europe during the 70s – and one that's been darn tough to find over the years! The record is a mix of settings, and includes 2 solo tracks, 2 tracks with celeste accompaniment, and 2 more that are collages of Lacy solos and ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, with printed inner sleeve! Cover has some light wear.)
Steve Lacy & Maarten Van Regteren Altena —
High, Low & Order ... LP Claxon (Netherlands), 1978. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
Lacy plays soprano sax, and Marten Altena plays bass and cello – in this nice album of moody duet tracks. Most of the cuts are short – with titles like "High", "Post", "Low", "Hop", and "Breeze" – and the whole thing was recorded ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A rare gem from the Italian experimental scene of the 70s – a set of minimal work that we'd rank right up there with the best of Franco Battiato, or some of his contemporaries on the Cramps label – but one that's a lot more obscure! Franco Leprino plays a variety of instruments here ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)
Les 4 Guitaristes De L'Apocalypso Bar —
Fin De Siecle ... LP Les Disques Ambiances Magnetiques (Canada), 1989. Near Mint- ...
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
A sound library set, but one that goes deeper than usual – as the whole project was put together as sort of a concept record, with thoughts on the contemporary scene of the 70s! The two records each have a different title and theme – Stati D'Animo and Diganosi Ecologia – but the ... (Sound Library, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition of 600 – includes download!)
Amazing early tape experiments from the team of Otto Luening and Vladimir Ussachevsky – both early pioneers in postwar space age sounds! The work here was performed for the Museum of Modern Art in the early 50s – and as such, has a quality that's never too stark or dark – but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download! Limited to 600 copies – and on heavy vinyl!)
A sound library set, but one that's way more than just a batch of short cues or funky instrumentals – and instead, a richly complicated work from Egisto Macchi that might stand perfectly alongside some of the most compelling experimental sides from Italy in the 70s – especially music on ... (Sound Library, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the more ambitious projects to come from the Ayna studio of Egisto Macchi – not some of the shorter selections that he brought to his sound library material, but a series of longer compositions that have a beautifully seductive feel! The works use light strings, isolated percussion ... (Sound Library, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition of 600 – includes download!)
A beautiful package – the three albums in the Pittura Moderna series by composer Egisto Macchi – all dedicated to modern art in the 20th Century, with individual tracks that are based either on a specific artist, or a style of work – all with musical references to match! There's ... (Sound Library, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Hand numbered, limited edition of 600 – in a special fabric-covered box! Also includes bonus download card.)
One of those records that reminds us that Egisto Macchi was way more than just a standard sound library composer – as, although he often worked in that format, he had ideas that were much more in keeping with some of the larger compositional territory of Italian modernists of the 60s and 70s ... (Sound Library, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition of 600 – Includes download!)
A very strange little record – one that certainly lives up to its Amazon-related title, but in ways that are quite unusual! The first half of the set features sounds recorded in the jungle, but mixed in the studio – at a level that almost feels more like some obscure electronic ... (Sound Library, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very freewheeling sounds from this hip trio of improvisers – Nels Cline on guitars and dobro, Thollem McDonas on piano, and the great Pauline Oliveros on accordion! The setting's quite different than some of Oliveros' more cerebral, higher-minded records – and it's great to hear her ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great stuff from the early academic days of analogue electronics! Professor Emerson Meyers ran the electronic music library at the Catholic University of America – and despite the sanctimonius nature of his employers, this is some of the most unholy noise we've ever heard! Many of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ennio Morricone at his most experimental – working here far from his dreamy soundtrack modes of the 60s and 70s, and much more in the territory of his Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova! The music is different on nearly every track on the record – one number will be avant jazz, the other a ... (Soundtracks, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
A beautiful electronic sound library set from the start of the 70s – and one that's maybe got more of a relation to the Italian avant garde than some of the funkier records of the scene at the time! The feel here is almost in a Cramps Records mode – with electronics used in a way that ... (Sound Library, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A completely lost side of the legendary German group Popol Vuh – served up here in a heavy package that includes a never-issued soundtrack, obscure piano recordings, and even a DVD! The music is largely the product of group founder Florian Fricke – who's heard in the initial half of ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A legendary meeting of talents from two different sides of the underground – avant composer John Cage and jazz visionary Sun Ra – both performing together at a special one-night event that took place at Coney Island in 1987! The set doesn't really feature Ra jamming with Cage (as if ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Not an actual meeting of Sun Ra and Merzbow – although given the jazzman's rise to fame in his late life, that's not actually impossible – and instead, the record features a very unique concept – the music of Ra's "Strange Strings" and "The Magic City" – ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic mid-period Reich – with an approach that's a lot more sophisticated than the earlier works, but a sound that's still filled with whimsey and surprise! The winner here is Music For A Large Ensemble, which features some excellent interplay between marimbas, vibes, and xylophone – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An early meeting of minimalist giants – as the album includes two long tracks that both feature Philip Glass and Steve Reich playing in the same ensemble! The set begins with a 1969 live recording of Reich's wonderful "Four Organs" – played by a group that features four ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Terry Riley's most enduring works, and a haunting record that contains two extended modal minimal jams – "Rainbow In Curved Air" and "Poppy Nogood & The Phantom Band". "Rainbow" features Terry interweaving cool keyboard lines on organ, electric ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The definitely got the title right on this one – as the album's got plenty of violin, but never in the way you might expect – as the instrument is used in all these weird and wonderful ways that really make the record a treat! There's neither classical nor jazz-based violin approaches ... (Sound Library, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Elliott Sharp —
Ism ... LP Zoar, 1982. Near Mint- ...
Features sharp on guitars and reeds – with Olu Dara on cornet, Art Baron on trombone, Bill Laswell on bass, and Charles Noyes on percussion! (Jazz, Out Sound)LP, Vinyl record album
A rare mid 70s electronic LP by Israeli artist Ami Shavit! In Alpha Mood is a well-crafted, moody and oddly melodic effort, spacey as it is – recorded by Shavit in Tel Aviv on a variety of space age synth equipment. It bears the influence of nascent synth rock and pop experimenters like ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Michael Snow & Others —
CCMC Vol 1 ... LP CCMC/Music Gallery, 1976. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
Titles include "Your First Bicycle" and "Fool Moon" – two long performances by this Canadian collective – with Michael Snow on trumpet, Casey Sokol on pianos, Bill Smith on soprano sax, Allan Mattes on bass and theremin, and Nobuo Kubota on alto and baritone sax! (Jazz, Out Sound)LP, Vinyl record album
Very free duets between these two ex-partners in the Spontaneous Music Ensemble – a session with very little structure at all, and sounds that are almost more FMP than other Ogun albums of the time! Evan Parker plays soprano sax throughout – and Stevens alternates between percussion ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A collection of earlier works by Stockhausen – all composed in the early 50s – performed during the mid 70s, in recordings supervised by the composer. Our favorite is "Schlagtrio", which was written for a "percussive" of piano and timpani. LP, Vinyl record album
A collection of modern works performed by the Rome Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Bruno Maderna. Titles include "Kontra Punkte" by Stockhausen, "Threnody For The Victims Of Hiroshima" by Penderecki, "Available Forms 1" by Earle Brown, and "Rimes Pour ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The complete document of the amazing Syrinx – a very trippy Canadian group whose use of electronics was years ahead of its time! These guys are neither proggy nor noisy – and instead use a range of keyboards and analogue sythesizers in these wonderfully varied styles – sometimes ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes 20 page book, and a download of the music!)
A mindblowing record from This Heat – a group that were either years before or behind their times – given that they were essentially a prog combo working on the London scene during the big years of punk! Yet that temporal displacement hasn't stopped these guys from becoming legends ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Incredible reissue – with heavy vinyl, a tip-on cover, and a bonus booklet too!)