An incredible piece by composer John Adams – easily one of his most important works ever, and one that rivals Einstein On The Beach for its transformation of older operatic forms! The subject matter is quite unique – President Nixon's famous visit to China in the early 70s – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes box and book – save for a little edge wear on the box, this package is in great shape!)
Aminadav Aloni —
Once ... LP Dual Planet (Australia), Early 70s. New Copy ...
Weird, wild, and very electronic – an obscure soundtrack from Israeli composer Aminadav Aloni – done in a style that's halfway between the more avant American analogue experiments of the 60s, and some of the spacier European styles to come! The whole thing's a mix of moogy moments, ... (Soundtracks, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Oren Ambarchi & Martin Ng —
Vigil ... CD Quecksilber, 2003. Used ...
Petrol ... LP Friends Of Friends, 2016. New Copy ...
The cover's got a fuzzy picture of a tenor on the front, and the sound here has some nicely fuzzy currents to match – a compelling blend of jazz music with almost a larger sense of sonic space – a bit like a small combo trying to perform their version of Disintegration Loops! The core ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The mad look of artist Karel Appel on the cover is a very fitting image for this set – as the music moves around in so many insane ways – often with the kind of dynamic, explosive vibe of Appel's famous paintings! We're tempted to call the set an audio version of abstract expressionism ... read moreCD
The mad look of artist Karel Appel on the cover is a very fitting image for this set – as the music moves around in so many insane ways – often with the kind of dynamic, explosive vibe of Appel's famous paintings! We're tempted to call the set an audio version of abstract expressionism ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jon Appleton & Don Cherry —
Don/Jon ... 7-inch Cacophonic (UK), 1970. New Copy (pic cover)...
Never-heard work from the legendary team of Jon Appleton and Don Cherry – music that was recorded for the Human Music album the pair issued on Flying Dutchman – but issued here for the first time ever! The sounds here have that amazing mix of electronic and organic elements you'll know ... (Funky 45's, Out Sound)read more7-inch, Vinyl record
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
One of the most bizarre early works by Italian composer Franco Battiato – a record with a fetus on the cover, an inside image of his paper-mache mother, with a walk-in birth canal, and a subtitle that reads "return to the new world"! The musical style mixes Battiato's mid 70s ... read moreCD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)
Pascal Battus & Christine Sehnaoui Abdelnour —
Ichnites ... CD Potlatch, 2010. Used ...
Wonderfully weird electronics from underground legend John Bender – a set that was recorded in Ohio at the end of the 70s, but never got the circulation of some of the bigger post-punk material of that scene! The style is very offbeat and personal – cold electronics and processed ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1000 numbered copies – on red vinyl in unique, hand-stamped sleeves – just like the original album! Includes inserts, too.)
Mindblowing music from Harry Bertoia – a sculptor, but one who was equally concerned with sound as he was with material structures! Most of Bertoia's objects were designed to be as musical as they were structural – often created of metal, and designed to create sound – either ... read moreCD
Strange album of long musical tracks, played and composed by legendary 20th Century designer Harry Bertoia, on instruments of his own creation that look kind of like those designed by Harry Partch. The sound is spooky and jangly, as most of Bertoia's instruments are metallic sculptures, designed ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Peter Brotzmann, Mahmoud Gania, Hamid Drake —
Wels Concert ... CD Okka Disk, 1997. Used ...
1996 recording of a concert featuring Peter Brotzmann in the company of Chicago percussionist Hamid Drake and percussionist/singer Mahmoud Gania. Free stuff, dominated by Brotzmann's gutsy tenor, but with lots of nice percussion moments from Drake, and some moody vocal inflections by Gania. 70 ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
One of the greatest moments ever from Gavin Bryars – and a record that's maybe one of his warmest, and most compelling too! The core of "Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet" is a recording of a tramp singing the refrain in a raspy, wobbly voice – which is then looped, and given ... read moreCD
Willam S Burroughs may be best remembered as a writer, but he was also one hell of an audio experimentalist too – as you'll hear on this late 60s album of fantastic tape experiments, of the sort he used to inform his cutup writing technique! Many Burroughs albums just feature the writer ... (Comedy/Spoken, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered edition of 500 copies – with insert, and clear vinyl!)
Tracks include "Spare Ass Annie", "The Last Words Of Dutch Schultz (This Is Insane)", "Mildred Pierce Reporting 2 (Old Sarge)", "Dr Benway Operates", "Warning To Young Couples (Huntsmen's Hounds)", "Did I Ever Tell You About The Man Who Taught ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
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
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
Mindblowing minimalism – especially the piece by Reich! Cage's "Three Dances" features amplified prepared pianos played by Michael Tilson Thomas and Ralph Grierson, who are joined by Roger Kellaway and Reich on "Four Organs". LP, Vinyl record album
An avant pop/offbeat classic from John Cale and Terry Riley! We'll be fast to admit that Cale's solo stuff don't always float our boat – but this collaboration with minimalist composer Terry Riley is nothing short of an amazing. It's an album of mostly long modal instrumental tracks (with ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
This isn't the official soundtrack for the film, but a separate recording of Walter Carlos' score that was released apart from the original soundtrack album. The LP includes electronic renditions of a few classical pieces – like the "William Tell Overture" and Beethoven's 9th ... (Now Sound, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really different side of the deep talents of bassist Kent Carter – an artist you might know best for his improvised work with Steve Lacy and other members of the European free jazz scene – working here in a much more compositional mode! Music is by a quartet that features Carter on ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
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