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
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
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
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
Spacey sounds from the enigmatic Iasos – a legendary figure in the 70s underground – and an artist with a heck of a great ear for organic electronics and unusual recording techniques! This cool collection of Iasos' music was put together by Carlos Nino with the guys at Numero – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredible collection of some of the earliest Lasry-Baschet recordings – some of the greatest avant French sounds of the late 50s! It's the union of two pairs of musically progressive siblings – sound and instrument engineers/sculpters Bemard and Francois Baschet and piano-trained ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
Electronic musician Salvatore Maritrano works here on his unique SalMar machine – a "composing machine" that uses logic circuits to create a fully-formed piece of electronic music – at a level that almost rivals the analogue giants from years past! The music is full of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A landmark early recording from Morton Subotnick – and a piece of music that really pushed analogue electronics forward from the previous academic generation! Subtonick's style here is much more freewheeling – with almost an improvisational feel at times – sounds and noises that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 copies.)
Traces Three ... LP Recollection GRM (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)...
Lost work from the legendary GRM archives of electronic music – a selection of four shorter pieces that otherwise would have been lost to the shifting sands of time! Charles Clapaud delivers "Ruptures" at the start – a work that's filled with lots of short, sharp bursts of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Full notes, and a beautiful package as always from this great series!)