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
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
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Pascal Battus & Christine Sehnaoui Abdelnour —
Ichnites ... CD Potlatch, 2010. Used ...
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
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
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
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
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
Lucio Capece & Sergio Merce —
Casa ... CD Organized Music From Thessaloniki, 2008. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
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
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