One of the hippest records on the legendary Saravah label – a striking free jazz effort by a Paris group – one who bring a lot more homegrown sound than the label's efforts by Steve Lacy and The Art Ensemble of Chicago! The group have a very freewheeling improvisational sound – ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fresh, free-thinking sounds from the post-68 Paris scene – performed here by a combo who really get the spirit of the time! At one level, the Cohelmec Ensemble echo some of the free jazz of the German and Dutch scenes – but at another, they've got a more warmly collaborative approach ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mindblowing work from Lol Coxhill – mostly long solo improvisations, but with one surprising big band track as well! The leadoff track is the longest and our clear favorite – titled "Music For Feathery Fronds", and recorded amazingly in the fern room of the Lincoln Park ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
Atmospheric reed work from composer Andrew Raffo Dewar – music that seems to start in the territory of some of Yusef Lateef's more exotic sides, then take off into much more abstract directions! The CD features two extended pieces – the first of which is "Six Lines Of ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
Arnold Dreyblatt & The Orchestra Of Excited String —
Propellers In Love ... LP Hat Hut/Superior Viaduct, 1986. New Copy (reissue)...
Beautiful sounds from Arnold Dreyblatt and his "excited strings" – an acoustic bass body that's refitted with a different string lineup, and mixed here with other instruments of a string-heavy nature! Yet the music is hardly the usual "with strings" sounds, nor any sort ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The complete musical compositions of Marcel Duchamp are performed by the SEM Ensemble, led by Per Kotik in a 1976 recording from Milan. The group is a quartet, and instrumentation includes flute, trombone, celeste, and glockenspiel. The work actually has a quality that resonates nicely with some ... 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
Elradio ... CD Avatar/OHM editions (Canada), 2001. Used ...
A compilation LP of sorts – though at the time of its release most of this material had not been heard in this form! The album's more or less part of the "Ambient" series Eno had started that year with Music For Airports – and it's presented with similarly simple, elegant ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
Really beautiful sounds – and a record that's far more haunting than you might expect! The record's not just piano notes alongside sci fi sound effects – and instead has this really subtle use of theremin, so that the instrument almost comes across more like a cello, or acoustic bass ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A haunting and ethereally beautiful set of modern classical works – anchored by the moody, 26 minute title piece composed by Morton Feldman – with some equally wonderful shorter works by John Cage and Erik Satie. Feldman's "Rothco Chapel" was inspired by abstract painting and ... (Classical, Out Sound)read moreCD
A remade version of an album recorded by this enigmatic German duo in the mid 70s, but never issued at the time – resurrected from its original tapes in the mid 90s, and augmented in ways that really open up the sound, while still keeping the core of the music intact! The instrumentation ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500! Includes a great heavy booklet, too.)
Sublime sounds from a group who definitely offer up what they promise from their name, but also add in some great extra elements too! The use of flute and voice seems to start in a space that's inspired by Indian music, but also takes off into slightly progressive territory too – very spare, ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies! Comes with a big booklet of notes, too.)
A totally weird solo project from Florian Fricke of Popol Vuh – and a set that's very much in keeping with the spirit of the title! There's an earthy, organic vibe to the whole thing – as the record features Fricke and a group of other singers doing these long, slow-building chants ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wild batch of instrumental psychedelia – with plenty of avant garde touches thrown in! This is the sort of record that always restores our faith in major labels – and it makes us realize that no matter how many Elvis Presley albums RCA was selling in the 60s, there was also room to ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
Ellen Fullman & Konrad Spenger —
Ort ... CD Choose (Germany), 2004. Used ...
A rare bit of minimalism from the New York scene of the 70s – an early release on the Chatham Square label, and one that was produced by Kurt Munkasci, the main man behind the recorded sound of Philip Glass! The style here is quite different than the work of Glass, though – equally ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Michael William Gilbert —
Call ... LP Gibex, 1980. Near Mint- ...
A mix of electronics and acoustic instrumentation – featuring Michael Gilbert on mbira, percussion, wood flute, bass, and electronics – plus Tim Moran on flute and alto, Charlie Miller on congas, Bob Rosser on guitar, and David Moss on a huge amount of percussion instruments! (Jazz, Out Sound)LP, Vinyl record album
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