A compelling vocal performance from John Cage – recorded in Milan in 1977, and stretching for over 2 hours. The overall feeling is similar to some of the classic Dadaist vocal compositions from the early 20th century – as Cage's often-nonsense text unlocks new lyricism in familiar ... read moreCD
Cornelius Cardew —
Material ... CD Hat Now (Switzerland), 2001. Used ...
The compositions of Cornelius Cardew, performed here with a distinctly Chicago inflection – in a relatively recent performance that is partially conducted by Art Lange, and featuring Jim Baker on Arp, Carrio Biolo on vibes, Jeb Bishop on trombone, Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello, and Jeff Parker ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Cornelius Cardew —
Treatise ... CD Hat Hut (Switzerland), 1998. Used Gatefold ...
New music for flute and electronics including the compositions "Flute Feed", "Broken Mirrors", "Does The Body Rule The Mind Or Does The Mind Rule The Body?", "Has The World Changed Or Have I Changed", and "Organ Grinder". CD
Morton Feldman/Samuel Beckett —
Neither ... CD Hat Now (Switzerland), 1990. Used ...
The first-ever recording of Morton Feldman's Neither – billed as an "opera", but unlike anything you're likely to hear at the Met! Instead, the piece has a depth and darkness that rivals most of Feldman's key compositions – full of sonic textures and offbeat tones, presented ... read moreCD
Fantastic! This classic bit of funky electronic French stuff has been showing up in bits and pieces on various compilations over the past few years (most notably the cut "Psyche Rock", which has some sample history to it), but this is the full release of this amazing collaboration ... read moreCD
Some of the most organic electronics we've ever heard – all material pulled from the private archives of Ariel Kalma, and issued here for the first time ever! Kalma's a hell of a compelling artist – one who had both ties to the more serious world of European electronic composition in ... read moreCD
Orchestral works from composer Liza Lim – but all pieces that draw heavily on sounds from a wide global spectrum – which makes the results extremely compelling, and far less standard than you might expect! The set begins with "The Compass" – a 21 minute piece that uses ... read moreCD
One of the most dynamic Moondog records we've ever heard – a set that's heavy on saxophone instrumentation, played here by the London Saxophonic ensemble! Saxes handle as much of the rhythms here as they do the melodies – although well recorded and solidly-structured, the tunes still ... read moreCD
(Out of print, promotional stamp on booklet cover.)
Myelin (Birgit Ulher & Heddy Boubaker) —
Axon ... CD Intonema (Russia), 2011. Used ...
The "Serge" here isn't Serge Gainsbourg – but a very weird, very wild Serge synthesizer – played by Bob Ostertag in a series of vintage performances! Some tracks have Bob mixing his electronics with radio, or cassette tape, or even a contact mic – and the music is often ... read moreCD
Pappa Tarahumara —
Voices ... CD Sai (Japan), 1997. Used ...