One of the better Meredith Monk albums for ECM, and a beautiful spare record of voice and tuned percussion. Meredith makes music like nobody else we can describe – but we can definitely describe this one as beautiful and haunting! Includes "Gotham Lullaby", "Travelling", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The title sort of says it all – but let us just add that this is not only one of the nicest Holland albums ever, but it's also a great batch of out material that far outreaches the other ECM stuff from the time. The album consists of 3 extended untitled improvised performances. (Jazz, Out Sound)LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice German pressing!)
Tom Phillips/Gavin Bryars/Fred Orton —
Irma ... LP Obscure (UK), 1977. Near Mint- ...
A very cool project on Brian Eno's Obscure Music series – an "opera" of sorts, but maybe more of a vocal chamber piece – with music by Gavin Bryars, featuring Michael Nyman on piano and marimba! LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl is great – cover has light water staining in one corner.)
2 pieces from Subotnick, the first "A Sky Of Cloudless Sulphur" featuring Subnotick manipulating electronic tones on the Buchla synthesizer, starting quite rhythmic before moving to more abstract tonalities. On the second, "After The Butterfly" the electronics are manifested ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A legendary meeting of free jazz talents – and one of those records that completely changed the game during the 70s! Both guitarist Derek Bailey and drummer Han Bennink work here at a level that seems completely divorced from American roots in jazz – about as strongly in the post-68 ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A long-overdue tribute to the legendary Moondog – one of the true visionaries of American music in the 20th Century! Moondog got his starts as a blind musician working the streets of New York at the end of the 40s, but he did so (as you'll note on the cover photo) with a range of unusual ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Frances-Marie Uitti & Jonathan Harvey —
Imaginings ... CD Sargasso (UK), 1994. Used ...
The second Jazzland album from Farvel – a group who definitely work in the deeper, darker reaches of the label's style – particularly that place where standard genres break down in search of new modes of expression! There's a subtle, beautiful magic going on here – as trumpet and ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
Yugen ... CD Jazzland (Norway), 2017. New Copy ...
Yugen is a pretty interesting little duo – Marthe Lea on saxes, guitar, voice, and percussion – and Hakon Aase on violin, kantele, percussion, and harmonium – both coming together with sounds that are way more than the sum of their instruments! There's a moody, atmospheric vibe ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
One of the lasting classics from Harry Partch – a really Moondog-like record that's put together from a host of unique instruments designed by Partch himself! Although a somewhat serious piece in presentation, there's a really organic feel going on here – lots of spare, almost eerie ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
This was the first of Moondog's albums on Columbia – produced in a style that took him a lot more seriously than other albums on labels like Brunswick or Prestige, and handled in a way that slots it nicely between the label's experiments in modern music with artists like Terry Riley or Harry ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album