One of the coolest discographies you'll ever see in your life – a special book devoted to ultra-rare records created by artists as well as music
ians – first published in 1989, and filled with a wealth of obscure records from the 50s through the 80s! Music
al styles run from avant jazz to punk, 20th century classical, electronic music
, and many other modes that defy easy definition – and the records include very limited vinyl pressed up for a show or an exhibition, to more widely-circulated material that's still pretty darn far left of center! The book also includes essays by Theodor Adorno, Rene Block, Jean Dubuffet, Laszlo Moholy Nagy, and others – and the discography is 200 pages, with listings for records by dozens of artists – including Max Ernst, Peter Gordon, Karel Appel, Hugo Ball, Andy Warhol, Yoshi Wada, Gerhard Richter, Yoko Ono, Hermann Nitsch, Albert Oehlen, Sol Lewitt, Laurie Anderson, John Cage, Conrad Schnitzler, Michael Snow, and many many others. The book is a hefty 279 pages, softcover, with black and white images throughout – and also includes a flexidisc of the Arditti String Quartet playing "Broken Music
" by Milan Knizak.
(Limited edition – and comes with a bonus flexidisc!)