A long-overdue tribute to the legendary Moondog – one of the true visionaries of American music in the 20th Century! Moondog got his starts as a blind musician working the streets of New York at the end of the 40s, but he did so (as you'll note on the cover photo) with a range of unusual ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best early albums from the legendary Moondog – a set that got wider circulation than his first few releases, and really helped expand his reach beyond New York City! Moondog's still at his simple best here – working in a blend of rhythmic percussion, stringed instruments, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 ...
Just Sold Out!
A landmark album of electronics and percussion – as you might guess from the title – a set with a sound so seminal, we can almost forgive Max Neuhaus for appearing on the cover without a shirt! Acoustic percussion is mixed beautifully with electric elements and other processing – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original 2 eye stereo pressing – 360 sound. Cover has a small number in one corner on the front, and a few light pen notes on the back.)
An Italian installation in RCA's classic New Music series from the 60s. Bruno Maderna conducts the Soloists of the Rome Symphony Orchestra – and the record features Nono's "Y Su Sangre Ya Viene Cantando", Fukushima's "Hi-kyo", Berio's "Serenade I", and Lehmann's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)
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 ...
Brilliant minimal work from Steve Reich – pre-fame performances that really get to the core of minimalist composition from the start of the movement – played by a hip small group of musicians that includes Reich, Steve Chambers, Art Murphy, and Philip Glass! "Four Organs" is ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited pressing of 750 copies.)
Terry Riley —
In C ... CD Columbia, 1968. Used ...
Terry Riley's masterpiece, and an enduring classic that never grows old – and which never lapses into the hippy dippyness of some of his other work! The piece features 53 short musical passages, played in an order defined by the players, in minimal repetition, moving in and out of phase ... read moreCD
A rare mid 70s electronic LP by Israeli artist Ami Shavit! In Alpha Mood is a well-crafted, moody and oddly melodic effort, spacey as it is – recorded by Shavit in Tel Aviv on a variety of space age synth equipment. It bears the influence of nascent synth rock and pop experimenters like ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Two pieces of the Aus Den Sieben Tagen cycle, composed by Stockhausen in the late 60s. Spare and haunting work from Stockhausen – a mixture of light electronics with piano, tam tam, and a bit of trombone. The work is a real bridge between European modern styles of the 20th century – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredible juxtaposition of the music of Karlheinz Stockhausen and Ludwig Von Beethoven – not interwoven, as in Stockhausen's famous Kurzwellen Mit Beethoven – but offered up side by side, and played beautifully by pianist Pi Hsien Chen! The CD begins with four "Klavierstuck&quo ... read moreCD
Wonderfully dreamy electronic melodies, played by Japanese composer Aki Tsuyuko on spare keyboards that evoke older instruments like theremin, pipe organ, and ocarina! Tracks are very spare, and all instrumental – and the work progresses with a minimal approach to beauty, as each track ... read moreCD
Candelaria Saenz Valiente & Masecki —
Hymnen ... CD Bolt (Poland), 2014. Used ...
Works include "Ionisation" by Varese, "Ostinato Pianissimo" by Henry Cowell, "Antiphonies For Percussion" by David Saperstein, "Fantasy Variations" by Michael Colgrass, and "Percussion Symphony" by Charles Wuorinen. CD
An amazing compilation of early electronic dance music – not only featuring some of coolest, most out there and progressive experimental electronic soundscapes of the era – but strangely moving, too! It has work by some legendary avant garde composers, made for remarkably forward-thinki ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
If you think noisy electronics only emerged during the post-punk years, then guess again – as this set's filled with amazing sounds from the postwar years – some of the most important electronic music of the time – and maybe even of the whole genre overall! The collection ... read moreCD