Mad early electronics from the San Francisco scene of the 50s – a set of work that would sit nicely to any collection of Raymond Scott or Bruce Haack! The set was originally issued by Folkways, with almost a scientific sort of approach – but although the work is experimental, it's also ... 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 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
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 ...
Really wonderful sounds from an early IBM computer – and a set that's quite different from both the academic and popular electronic albums of the 60s! You can really hear the programming at work here – the careful choices as to which sounds come out when, in a sequence that's more ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
A groundbreaking set of modal minimal tracks that stands as one of Reich's most popular and accessable works. The music is extremely subtle, and features 18 musicians playing a variety of violins, cellos, clarinets, pianos, marimbas, and vibes – all in short cyclic passages that move in and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
One of Terry Riley's most enduring works, and a haunting record that contains two extended modal minimal jams – "Rainbow In Curved Air" and "Poppy Nogood & The Phantom Band". "Rainbow" features Terry interweaving cool keyboard lines on organ, electric ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Karen Stackpole & Die Elektrischen —
Machine Shop ... CD Die Elektrischen, 2010. Used ...
Graham Stephenson & Aaron Zarzutzki —
Touching ... CD Erstwhile, 2013. Used ...
Karlheinz Stockhausen —
Mantra ... CD New Albion, 1986. Used ...
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Karlheinz Stockhausen —
Momente ... LP Nonesuch, 1965. Near Mint- ...
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One of Stockhausen's more extended compositions, and a haunting piece composed for soprano, choir groups, and a very strange mix of instruments – including lots of weird percussion, and some very spooky electric organ. There's a solo soprano out front, who punctuates the piece with a lot of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stunning performance of this key composition from Karlheinz Stockhausen – one that uses two pianos, both with very different sounds, plus electronics as well – all working together in this progression of notes and tones that may well be some of Stockhausen's most beautiful work! The ... read moreCD
A collection of modern works performed by the Rome Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Bruno Maderna. Titles include "Kontra Punkte" by Stockhausen, "Threnody For The Victims Of Hiroshima" by Penderecki, "Available Forms 1" by Earle Brown, and "Rimes Pour ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An amazing collection of experimental sounds from the European scene of the postwar years – key electronic and musique concrete recordings from some of the most important composers of the 20th Century! The package is a great introduction to this important stretch in music – and ... read moreCD
One of the more subtle, more beautiful albums on the Childisc label – and one that evokes some of the more fragile keyboard moments on Nobukazu Takemura's earlier recordings. Composer Koota Tanimura plays piano and other keyboards, set amidst a collage of sound samples and electronics – ... read moreCD
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