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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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 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!)
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
(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
(Cover has some light wear.)
Les 4 Guitaristes De L'Apocalypso Bar —
Fin De Siecle ... LP Les Disques Ambiances Magnetiques (Canada), 1989. Near Mint- ...
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
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
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 2000 Statues members are players such as Eugene Chadbourne, Fred Frith, Tom Cora, John Zorn, Polly Bradford, Stever Beresford, Evan Gallagher and the list goes on and on. Side one appears to contain one track and side two a long first song and shorter second one. It's hard to give any other ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an NMDS sticker – but otherwise, this is a beautiful copy!)
Mengamuk ... LP Mordant Music (UK), 2012. Near Mint- 2LP ...
6 tracks of early electronic music, recorded by the winners of the 1968 International Electronic Music Competition at Dartmouth. Tracks include "Eclipse" by Pril Smiley, "Orthogenesis" by Jozef Malovec, "Bozzetti" by Bohdan Mazurek, "Cetus" by Olly Wilson, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A lost gem from the NMDS scene – music by a group of artists who were dedicated to the proposition that music and video were created equal! Very much in the Lovely Music mode – with experimental work by Jill Kroesen, Ned Sublette, Blue Gene Tyranny, Rhys Chatham, David Van Tigehem, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Another landmark LP in the New York art meets music meets punk vein! The record's one of the more economical ones on the Giorno label, and features some great stuff that doesn't go on too long. Includes "Basketball Diaries" by Jim Carroll, "7 Ways Of Going" by Patti Smith, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album