Air Song ... LP India Navigation, 1975/1982. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
A tremendous album from Air – recorded in their native Chicago, but one of the landmark 70s sessions on Japan's Why Not label! The trio is in wonderful formation here – very focused, with a sharpness that you don't always get in some of their other recordings – a perfect balance ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The original recording of Berio's dark vocal piece Sinfonia, and one of the pivotal moments when the Swingle Singers switched from doing jazzy versions of classical tunes to work that was more avant garde. Their high level of talent is apparent in this recording, and they give Berio's work a nice ... (Classical, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a tape along the seams and rips outside and inside the gatefold from the removal of old stickers.)
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
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
Early set of different trio recordings, featuring Eugene in the company of players like Henry Kaiser, Owen Maercks, Randy Hutton, and Duck Baker. All tracks recorded during sessions in 1977, and instrumentation includes a lot of strange guitars – like toy ones, plastic ones, and the usual ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, in great shape – save for one corner that has a tiny bit of wear.)
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
(French pressing. Cover is stained on the bottom 4 inches.)
A beautiful record that serves as both a showcase for Ornette's "serious" writing efforts, and his ability to play with a larger ensemble. Side one features Ornette playing trumpet solos with The Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet as they perform his "Forms & Sounds". Side two ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Really beautiful sounds – and a record that's far more haunting than you might expect! The record's not just piano notes alongside sci fi sound effects – and instead has this really subtle use of theremin, so that the instrument almost comes across more like a cello, or acoustic bass ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Michael William Gilbert —
Call ... LP Gibex, 1980. Near Mint- ...
A mix of electronics and acoustic instrumentation – featuring Michael Gilbert on mbira, percussion, wood flute, bass, and electronics – plus Tim Moran on flute and alto, Charlie Miller on congas, Bob Rosser on guitar, and David Moss on a huge amount of percussion instruments! (Jazz, Out Sound)LP, Vinyl record album
Guy plays live – two basses at once, in a set of unstructured improvisations recorded over the course of an afternoon, from which the album draws about 40 minutes worth of material. No multi-tracking was used, and it's amazing to hear how Guy can manage so much sound with no extra help! (Jazz, Out Sound)LP, Vinyl record album
(In great shape! Cover has some very light wear, but is great overall.)
A fantastic bit of early experimentation from Hafler Trio – a set in which they rework recordings made in Sweden in 1972 – telling the tale of the (possibly fake) Robert Spridgeon and his Robol Laboratories! (Rock, Out Sound)LP, Vinyl record album
Brilliant work from the modernist underground late 50s Paris! Andre Hodeir was one of the city's best-known jazz composers and arrangers at the time – a key part of the postwar scene, and its development into its own style away from strictly American sounds. Hodier's working here with a ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the classic DG Avant Garde series albums – and one that presents 2 avant vocal compositions: Kagel's "Hallelujah" and Schnebel's "Fur Stimmen". Performance by Schola Cantorum Stuttgart, directed by Clytus Gottwald. LP, Vinyl record album
Wim Mertens/Soft Verdict —
Usura ... LP Disques Du Crepuscule (Belgium), 1985. Near Mint- ...
A mid 80s album of early compositions by the enigmatic Wim Mertens – with instrumentation that includes soprano sax, harp, piccolo, and viola – plus Mertens on acoustic piano, electric piano, voice, and electronics! (Rock, Out Sound)LP, Vinyl record album
Norbert Moslang & Andy Guhl —
Knack On ... LP Uhlklang (Germany), 1982. Near Mint- ...
Amazing sounds throughout – on a range of odd instruments that includes dictaphone, radios, prepared zither, soprano sax, and lots more unusual things with German names! (Jazz, Out Sound)LP, 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
(Includes the booklet. Box has light wear and a split on one bottom edge.)
Minimalism for the mainstream – courtesy of Andrew Poppy, composer in residence at ZTT Records in the 80s! Poppy's approach is an unusual one – a style that takes the earlier experiments in minimalism by Philip Glass, Steve Reich, and others – and forges them for a wider audience ... (Rock, Out Sound)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
(2 Eye stereo pressing – in beautiful condition!)
Suso Saiz —
Odisea ... LP Music From Memory (Netherlands), 2016. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
The 4th, and arguably the most interesting, of this instrumental Sonic Youth series! The record features SY teaming up with the likes of Christian Marclay, Jim O'Rourke, Takehisha Kosugi, William Winnat, Christian Wolff, and Wharton Tiers – on a set of tracks that provide a fitting farewell ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A varied set of players – with Gilbert Kalish on solo piano on "Rotation" by Allan Blank; Betty Bang Mather on flute and John Simms on piano on "Musique Printaniere" by Donald Martin Jenni; Allen Blustine on clarinet with the Contemporary String Quartet on "Quintet ... (Classical, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A seminal set of recordings of material from Edgar Varese – key Robert Craft takes on three earlier compositions, and the debut of "Poeme Electronique", which was created at the 1958 Brussels World Fair! "Ionisation" hs a complex mix of percussion instruments, played by ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(70s gray label Masterworks pressing. Cover has some ring & edge wear.)
Great work from this avant percussion ensemble – featuring stellar interpretations of four very different works: "First Construction In Metal" by John Cage, "Inonization" by Edgar Varese, and "Toccata" and "Tambuco" by Carlos Chavez. LP, Vinyl record album
(French pressing. Cover has an old price sticker – but is the cool silver image!)
Varese's lengthy orchestral piece is performed by the Utah Symphony Orchestra under Maqurice Abravanel, as is Honegger's "Pacific 231". A vocal quartet is added for the Milhaud piece. (Classical, Out Sound)LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)
One of the stranger records on FMP, but a pretty compelling one, too! The set's very much in a dadaist vocal mode – as you might guess from the Constructivist cover – and it features short tracks with Schlippenbach on piano, and weird singing and vocalizing from Johansson. The whole ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
Japanese percussionist Yamashta plays a host of different percussion instruments in this set of tracks composed by Peter Maxwell Davies, Hans Werner Henze, and Toru Takemitsu. The sound varies, but there's some very cool moments where he seems to go a bit mad. (Rock, Out Sound)LP, Vinyl record album