Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet —
Landfall ... CD Nonesuch, 2018. New Copy ...
A beautiful collaboration between two of the most important forces in leftfield music in the early 80s – multi-media artist Laurie Anderson and modern string legends Kronos Quartet – coming together here in an extended Anderson composition inspired by the experience of Hurricane Sandy! ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
An incredible record from the glory days of Flying Dutchman! The session's one of a rare few cut by electronic musician Jon Appleton, and it's a stunning blend of analogue electronics and sonic cut up material – a record of musique concrete compositions to rival the greatest work coming out ... read moreCD
A fantastic record – and a really mindblowing mix of spiritual jazz and electronics! The set is an amazing collaboration between trumpeter Don Cherry and pioneering electronic musician Jon Appleton – one of those rare meetings of the minds that goes far deeper than you'd expect! On ... read moreCD
Han Bennink & Terrie Ex —
Zeng! ... CD Terp (Netherlands), 2007. Used ...
Sharp, jagged and intuitive interplay from what a pair that works very well together – Dutch postpunk adventurer Terrie Ex of the The Ex – and improvistation jazz drums titan Han Bennik! Zeng doesn't pummel as much as you might be expecting, though they do make a might racket when the ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
Fantastic sounds from Tim Blake – an artist who previously worked with Gong, and sometimes worked with Hawkwind – but who really came into his own on this legendary album of electronics! Tim works here on a self-constructed "crystal machine" – a bank of electronics that ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
Fierce, noisy free jazz from Borbetomagus – with the wildly energetic reeds of Jim Sauter and Don Tietrich and the textural guitar of Donald Miller – intense recordings from 1979 and 1981! The set includes pieces named for the place of recording – the long "Aimi Studio" ... (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
Aleck Karis plays prepared piano here – handling some key sonatas and interludes by John Cage – all with that wonderfully fractured, fragmented feel you get when you stick odd objects under the strings of the piano! Karis plays for over an hour on CD 1 – and then CD 2 features ... read moreCD
One of those landmark meetings of mighty talents that sounds even better on record than it does on paper – as the set somehow finds this really special space that's completely between all the best early 70s modes of both Terry Riley and John Cale! Cale was really coming into his own at the ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
Robert Cohen-Solal —
Les Shadoks ... CD WRWTFWW (Switzerland), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ...
Weird and wild sounds from the equally weird and wild French animated series at the end of the 60s – served up here by a classically-trained musician who also had a lot of experience with electro-acoustic sounds at the GRM studios! The music here is a dark mix of familiar elements – ... (Soundtracks, Out Sound)read moreCD
The most beautiful album we've heard so far from keyboardist John Ellis – a set issued by the Gondwana label of trumpeter Matthew Halsall, and a set that's every bit as spiritual as his work too! There's maybe a bit more of an overall structure to the record – which partially feels ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
A bit academic, but still pretty darn beautiful! This early instrumental release by Eno was part of Island's short-lived series of modern music from the mid 70s – and it's the first time that Eno really explored his farther-reaching ideas on record. The set features 2 pieces: "Discreet ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
The second Jazzland album from Farvel – a group who definitely work in the deeper, darker reaches of the label's style – particularly that place where standard genres break down in search of new modes of expression! There's a subtle, beautiful magic going on here – as trumpet and ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
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
Henry Flynt in 1981, but sounding much more like some lost minimalist performance from the New York scene of the 60s – like sounds that might have come from John Cale or Tony Conrad – from the instrumentation right down to the spooky vibe of the production! The set features one long ... read moreCD
Fantastic percussion pieces from this ultra-cool New Zealand ensemble of the 70s – a group who take their name and inspiration from the Scratch Orchestra of Cornelius Cardew – but who also work in a more intimate setting, with lots of instruments of their own creation – with a ... read moreCD
Joana Gama, Luis Fernandes & Ricardo Jacinto —
Harmonies ... CD Clean Feed/Shhpuma (Portugal), 2016. Used ...
A stunning collection of sounds from the legendary Philip Glass – a complete set of every single one of his recordings for Columbia Records – which is the label at which he did most of his important music! The set's a treasure trove of modernist musical moments – not just a ... read moreCD
A beautiful score from Philip Glass – the kind of spare sounds that make his soundtrack material some of our favorite in his large catalog of compositions! The tracks here are all for a stage production of The Crucible – the famous play by Arthur Miller – but the music works ... read moreCD
(Includes original slipcase. Barcode has a small cutout mark.)
Manuel Gottsching —
E2 E4 ... CD Spalax (France), 1981. Used ...
Some of the most beautiful sounds ever crafted from Manuel Gottsching – work that's a lot more tuneful and fluid than some of his material with Ash Ra Tempel – and which maybe has more of an 80s vibe overall! That's not to say that Gottsching's gone in for electro pop – just that ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
A fittingly massive collection of works by one of the most important electronic composers ever! The 12CD Polyphonies features material chosen and remastered Henry himself specifically for this box set in the months before he passed away, so he's pretty well in charge of his legacy here. It's made ... read moreCD
A beautiful batch of spare electronics from this mad French genius! Titled "Variations Between A Door & A Sigh" – the piece is exactly that. One track will evoke strange creaking door sounds, the next will have a breathy, sigh-like quality – and then the whole thing ... read moreCD