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
Second installation in RCA's classic New Music series from the 60s. Bruno Maderna conducts the Soloists of the Rome Symphony Orchestra – and the record features Pierre Boulez's "Sonatine", Roman Haubenstock-Ramati's "Interpolation" and Mecerna's own "Concerto for ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A masterpiece of new music for guitar from the legendary Glenn Branca – a set that both draws on all the minimal experiments on the New York scene of the 70s, and the big wave of underground music at the end of the decade! Branca effortlessly fuses the rock and compositional communities here ... read moreCD
Excellent session produced by jazz journalist John Corbett, and recorded live at the 1991 October meeting in Amsterdam. Pianist Georg Grawe plays 3 duets with Braxton, who's heard here on soprano, clarinet, flute, and alto. Nice change from some of Braxton's other recordings of the 90's, with a ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
Beautiful sounds from Joanna Brouk – an artist who was sometimes lost amidst the new age scene of the 80s, but one who's got a much deeper, more intellectual approach overall! True, Brouk's music does have a certain meditative spirit – but she also was a student of Terry Riley and ... read moreCD
Beautiful sounds from Joanna Brouk – an artist who was sometimes lost amidst the new age scene of the 80s, but one who's got a much deeper, more intellectual approach overall! True, Brouk's music does have a certain meditative spirit – but she also was a student of Terry Riley and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
As the notes say, "this album is a series of aural and spatial fantasies evoking the spirit of American patriotic music" – and the whole thing's recorded on electronic keyboards. Given that this one's on Takoma, you can guess the kind of hippy-dippy folksist influence it might have ... 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
Some of the most beautiful music we've ever heard from pianist Cornelius Cardew – some surprisingly sensitive solo tunes, although still done with the modern edge you'd expect! The political nature of the project is obvious from the title and cover – but while the music often carries ... 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