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
DKV Trio —
Baraka ... CD Okka Disk, 1997. Used Gatefold ...
When tenor player Ken Vandermark moved to Chicago in the early 90s, his presence began a set of ripples that ran through the city's jazz scene, and left traces that continue to transform the city to this day. One of those ripples became the DKV trio, a brilliant ensemble featuring Vandermark, ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
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
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
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
Philip Glass has done lots of soundtrack work over the years, but some of his most memorable music ever was for the film Candyman – a creepy early 90s flick set in our hometown of Chicago! Glass creates a wonderful sense of balance here – with some spare, minimal piano lines that ... (Soundtracks, Out Sound)read moreCD
Rare early self-released album by Philip Glass, and a sparkling performance of his "Musis With Changing Parts", played by Glass and a small group of chamber players. Glass' longtime recording partner, Kurt Munkacsi, is the engineer on the session, and the sound is excellent. Very lively ... read moreCD
Manuel Gottsching —
E2 E4 ... CD Racket/MG Art (Germany), 1981. Used ...
Some of the most beautiful sounds ever crafted from Manuel Gottsching – work that's a lot more tuneful and fluid than some of his material with Ash Ra Tempel – and which maybe has more of an 80s vibe overall! That's not to say that Gottsching's gone in for electro pop – just that ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
One of the classics in Cramps' Nova Musicha series from the 70s – and some incredible electronic work that's right up there with the best of the legendary releases on the label! The album is one long work – filled with spare tones, phase shifts, and modulations, interspersed with piano ... read moreCD