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
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
Terry Riley —
In C ... CD Columbia, 1968. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
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
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
2 crucial early electronic pieces by Stockhausen, and a seminal release that is part of DG's strong avant garde legacy. The record includes 2 versions – a 4-track, and 2-track version – of the great "Contact" (also known as "Kontakte"), which features some of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing, blue tulips stereo, deep groove – with titles on cover in English. In great shape!)
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
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
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