Wild stuff – a soundtrack made up of a number of different avant classical pieces, designed to accompany the film The Female Prisoner. Boulez directs Webern's "Five Pieces For Orchestra OP 10", and Leonard Bernstein directs Mahler's "Third Movement from Symphony No 4". ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing – but spine has a small bit of seam splitting. Cover has a cutout mark.)
A jazz set, but one that also marks some of the first steps into more "serious" settings for Roscoe Mitchell – who plays bass sax, tenor, and e flat soprano clarinet here. Gerald Oshita plays baritone, Conn-o-sax, and Sarussophone – and Tom Buckner provides voice. (Jazz, Out Sound)LP, 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
John Cage/Luciano Berio/Ilhan Mimaroglu —
Electronic Music ... LP Turnabout, Late 50s/Early 60s. Very Good ...
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
(Stereo pressing. Cover has some wear, spine splitting & some marker in one corner.)
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.)
Inverso ... LP Leo (UK), 1987. Near Mint- ...
Trio recording from the Russian avant garde that was making some remarkable and, at the time, subversive free music during the mid to late 80s. Ganelin moves auigments the piano with synthesizer & other smaller electric keyboards, and is joined by Grigory Talas on table top guitar, and Pyatras ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wild stuff! Hans Werner Henze juxtaposes a number of different sound groups – including the Gunter Hampel Free Jazz Ensemble, Fires Of London, Philip Jones Brass Quintet, and the percussion of Stomu Yamash'ta – and he throws in some vocalizing by baritone William Pearson. The piece is ... (Classical, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has tape along the top seam and a cutout notch.)
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
(Cover has a small sticker in one corner.)
Tim Kinsella/Jeremy Boyle/Todd Mattei —
JOA99 ... LP Joyful Noise, 2015. Near Mint- ...
"Chicago Slow Dance" is an extended piece taking up the entirety of the record. Lewis plays alto and tenor trombone as well as electronics. He is accompanied by Douglas Ewart on bassoon, saxophone, clarinet and flute, J.D. Parran on saxophone and piccolo, and Richard Titelbaum on the ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An unusual pairing, but a great one too – as Frank Lowe's tenor seems to bring a nice sort of grounding to the guitars of Eugene Chadbourne! The set features spare duets recorded in the studio with no overdubs – and seemingly with Lowe's tenor the dominant force, and Chadbourne shading ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US QED pressing. Cover has some very light wear, and one slightly bumped corner.)
A very unique MPS session that mixes European free playing with more progressive tendencies – and which features a group comprised of Albert Mangelsdorff, Barre Phillips, John Surman, and Stu Martin. The players have a lot of imagination and humor, and the slight progressive tinge keeps the ... (Jazz, 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
(Includes the booklet, notes, and newspaper clippings.)
Amazing electronic sounds from the 70s – a sweet selection of instrumental experiments from Richard Pinhas – all of which still sounds pretty darn fresh all these many years later! Most of these are spare moogy numbers – often with this cyclical quality that seems to prefigure ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Terry Riley —
In C ... LP Columbia, 1968. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Terry Riley's masterpiece, and an enduring classic that never grows old – and which never lapses into the hippy dippyness of some of his other work! The piece features 53 short musical passages, played in an order defined by the players, in minimal repetition, moving in and out of phase ... 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
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
One of Stockhausen's more extended compositions, and a haunting piece composed for soprano, choir groups, and a very strange mix of instruments – including lots of weird percussion, and some very spooky electric organ. There's a solo soprano out front, who punctuates the piece with a lot of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A haunting work of his that mixes electronics with piano and viola, for a beautiful spare sound that has lots of dark jagged moments. Aloys Kontasky plays piano, and Stockhausen's on the filters and potentiomenters. The record is a beautiful mix of sounds, moods, and emotions, and it's a very ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes program notes.)
Morton Subotnick —
Touch ... LP Columbia, Late 60s. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
Late 60s genius from electronician Morton Subotnick – a spare and extended piece that's filled with plenty of great analogue bits! The feel of the work is very bubbling and rhythmic – electronic notes clattering together with a really earthy feel – then sliding into more spacey ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound Masterworks pressing. Cover has some surface wear, promo ink stamp, and price sticker remnants.)
Two lengthy orchestral pieces and one shorter one, composed by Varese in the 1920s, performed here by the New York Philharmonic under the direction of Pierre Boulez. (Classical, Out Sound)LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a radio station track list sticker.)
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