Amazing early electronics from Henk Badings – originally created as music for the ballet Evolutions, but done with a sound that lives way past its source! Henk's working here with frequent partner Dick Raaijmakers, in that eerie, other-worldly style that the pair brought to their ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pierre Bastien —
Pop ... CD Rephlex (UK), 2005. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
A classic recording of some of Luciano Berio's work – and one that features some especially great vocals from the enigmatic Cathy Berberian! The work here is directed by Berio himself, and features Berberian working with the Juliard Ensemble – mixing her voice with clarinet, cello, and ... read moreCD
Glenn Branca —
Ascension ... LP 99 Records/Superior Viaduct, Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)...
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the freshest string quartets we've heard in years – a group of young musicians with roots in many different styles, coming together in a really evocative way – and with a sound that's free from any gimmicks or tricks! In the years since Kronos, there's been lots of messing with ... read moreCD
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
(Cover has one small trip in the bottom seam – aprox 1cm.)
Walter Carlos/Ilhan Mimaroglu/Tzvi Avni/Lewin-Rich —
Electronic Music ... LP Turnabout, Late 60s. Very Good+ ...
Classic early album of electronic music that features some nice pieces by Walter Carlos – "Dialogues For Piano & 2 Loudspeakers" and "Variations For Flute & Electronic Sound" – both recorded in the years before he switched on Bach, and long before he changed ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Spacey piano work from Jordan De La Sierra – material that's clearly informed by the 60s experiments of La Monte Young and Terry Riley, but which also has a more open, spiritual quality too! The piano has a nice sense of tuning – one that's almost watery at points – and Jordan's ... read moreCD
A wonderful album of early analogue electronics – originally issued with a title that billed it as "an astronaut's reflections while visiting the earth"! The sound here is way more outside than that, though – almost more as if the astronaut was an alien – with weird, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Maybe the coolest record we've ever heard from the team of Tom Dissevelt and Kid Baltan – a record that's every bit as groundbreaking in its use of electronics, but even more playful overall! There's a slight touch of jazz at times – almost a Dick Hyman/Moon Gas sort of mode – as ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bold clusters of sound from pianist Philip Thomas – working here on a series of very inventive compositions by Christopher Fox! Fox has a groundbreaking style that's really striking, right from the first few minutes of the CD – a way of creating almost little stories in sound, driven ... read moreCD
Remi Gassman's groundbreaking music for George Balanchine's Electronics – a ballet of sorts, but one that's got a definite space age score! Gassman's sounds here are amazing – raw analogue electronics, played by the Studioatonium keyboard, and manipulated by tape – so that cycles ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Groundbreaking work from Roberto Gerhard – a composer born in Spain, but who created some amazing electronic sounds in the British scene of the 50s and 60s – easily some of the first and most important electronic music to come from the UK! Gerhard was a key member of the newly-formed ... read moreCD
A rare one from Italian experimental pioneers Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza – led by Franco Evangelisti and featuring the great Ennio Morricone on trumpet, who might feel a little bit liberated from the conventions of film soundtrack compositions in this setting, and is making ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Not an all together inappropriate title on this CD! Monsoon is basically a single, nearly 50 minute live untitled session slowly propelled by William Hooker's pounding drum work, Lee Renaldo's trademark hissy electric guitar effects washing over, and Roger Miller's electric bass and looping ... read moreCD
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Francois Houle 5+1 —
Genera ... CD Songlines (Canada), 2012. Used ...
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
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
Incredible sounds from Lucien Goethals – one of the lesser-known electronic talents of the European scene of the 60s and 70s – and one of the most revolutionary as well! Goethals is represented here by three long pieces – the first of which, "Difonium", has his own ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stunning contemporary opera, based on a true story about the stabbing of a young boy in the UK – rife with interwoven strands of reality and online communication – which are deftly conveyed in the music and vocals! At some level, the piece echoes the best contemporary work by ... read moreCD
Amazing sounds from the man who gave the world Carmina Burana – and music that's equally spooky in its own sort of way! Carl Off composed this music for children as part of as special educational program for youth – but the overall quality of the sounds is more trance-like and eerie ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Groundbreaking electronic work from Else Marie Pade – an early student of musique concrete legend Pierre Schaeffer, but an artist who also took her music in a really unique direction! Pade uses electronics as a way of expressing interiority – particularly an individual's response to ... read moreCD
Important work from European electronic genius Bernard Parmegiani – an artist who works here in a relatively academic setting, but also manages to hit with the power of the industrial generation to come! Parmegiani really has a way with noisy sounds – and although some moments here are ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Experimental mastery from Terry Riley – a live recording captured in Paris in 1978 – at a point when he was working in a realm of his own invention, leading up to his benchmark Shri Camel LP! Riley is working here with his Yamaha portable combo organ that he had modified – ... read moreCD
Two rare soundtracks by Terry Riley – unsung examples of his musical genius during one of the the most fruitful periods in his career! Les Yeux Fermes features two very long tracks – each over 18 minutes long, and spun out with a spare, minimal groove that's very much in Riley's ... read moreCD