Very cool album of spare electronics – with a sound that's much older than the date of the recording. The whole thing has a very spare 60s sound – with lots of sparkling tones rippling forth, and the kind of bubbling moments that you might find in early analogue work. The "dance&q ... 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
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
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
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
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- ...
Just Sold Out!
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
Cage's favorite keyboardist plays a good set of modern compositions for organ. He plays solo on two tracks by Mauricio Kagel (Improvisation) and Christian Wolff (For 1, 2, or 3 People), and then picks up the bandoneon on Gordon Mumma's "Mesa", which also features Mumma playing with the ... 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
Amazing sounds from Wim Mertens and his Soft Verdict group – and one of the purest, boldest, most memorable examples of his music we've ever heard! The set is a live one, and while the approach might be seen as chamber music, the energy is something else entirely – youthful and beyond ... (Rock, 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
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
Features Sharp on fretless guitar, soprano sax, and bass clarinet – with two tracks that feature Christian Marclay on turntables, and a few more with both Lesli Dalaba on trumpet and Charles K Noyes on drums, percussion, and saw! (Jazz, Out Sound)LP, Vinyl record album
An incredible meeting of the rock and avant underground – and one of the important mid 70s sessions on Brian Eno's Obscure Records label! Eno produced – and side one features compositions by Jan Steele – including "All Day", with Fred Frith on guitar, Janet Sherbourne ... read moreLP, 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
Despite the fact that this album was released on a label that was mostly dedicated to rock, the record's still a very "out" batch of work by Stockhausen, and one that stands as one of his greatest from the mid 70s. He plays a number of odd instruments here with 2 different small ... 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
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!)
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
Mengamuk ... LP Mordant Music (UK), 2012. Near Mint- 2LP ...