An album with a really beautiful title – a reference to "My Favorite Things", perhaps – and one that's got a sound that's equally beautiful to match – very different than some of the noisier music we've heard from Eivind Aarset in the past! Yet as with all his other ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of the most important electro-acoustic music to come from the Brazilian scene in the 60s – recordings that are every bit as powerful as similar experiments from Europe at the time, particularly the revolutionary talents working in Paris! Jorge Antunes takes a big page from their book, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Recent Spanish pressing on Mental Experience, still in the shrink and includes the insert.)
An incredible record from the glory days of Flying Dutchman! The session's one of a rare few cut by electronic musician Jon Appleton, and it's a stunning blend of analogue electronics and sonic cut up material – a record of musique concrete compositions to rival the greatest work coming out ... read moreCD
(Part of the "Solid Records – Jazz Giants" series!)
A fantastic record – and a really mindblowing mix of spiritual jazz and electronics! The set is an amazing collaboration between trumpeter Don Cherry and pioneering electronic musician Jon Appleton – one of those rare meetings of the minds that goes far deeper than you'd expect! On ... read moreCD
An early musical moment from the Arica Institute – a spiritual collective whose many members supposedly recorded this album over the course of a night spent at the Electric Lady studio – with such a shifting lineup of sounds and participants, the album doesn't list any particular ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful example of the really special sort of instrumental record that was coming out of Japan in the early 80s – music that's spare and minimal, but quite different than any sort of similar projects from other parts of the globe! Satoshi Ashikawa creates sounds in ways that resonate ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the spookiest albums we've ever heard from moog maestro Mort Garson – way darker and more complex than his Wozzard Of Id or moogy horoscope projects – with a feel that's much more like his legendary Black Mass album! Like that one, there's a fair current of supernatural running ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A treasure trove of early electronic music from these two Dutch giants of the field – both every bit as important as the more widely-circulated French artists of the musique concrete generation! Badings is featured here on a number of great tracks – including the sublime "Capriccio ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most electronic albums that Beaver & Krause ever recorded – a set that was issued as a Guide To Electronic Music, but which has a way more to offer than just a simple demonstration record! Unlike most other B&K albums, which can feature a bit of rock mixing in with the ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet and Nonesuch inner sleeves. NOTE – Box has a split spine held with clear tape and black electrical tape at the top, and split corners held with clear tape.)
World premier recordings of some excellent compositions by Berio, including "Allelujah II", which features six mixed instrumental groups playing in a variety of settings; "Nones", which features the London Symphony Orchestra, with Berio conducting; and "Concerto For Two ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great package – one that features some wildly experimental work from French electronics whiz Philippe Besombes! First up is the album Libra – tripped out electronics meet progressive rock jamming – all in a weird and wonderful film score from the early 70s! The record's one of ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
There's no Bing, there's no Ruth – just a trio headed by composer David Moore, who plays these fantastic lines on Farfisa organ alongside the clarinet of Jeremy Viner and bass of Jeff Ratner! The instrument was maybe used most famously in a setting like this by Philip Glass in the 70s – ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The best, most atmospheric and sweeping effort yet from Bitchin' Bajas – a 2LP, nearly 80 minute set of always engaging avant instrumentals – full off loping electronic, percussive and string textures that are hypnotic all the way. It's like the core trio set out to subvert the ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic sounds from Tim Blake – an artist who previously worked with Gong, and sometimes worked with Hawkwind – but who really came into his own on this legendary album of electronics! Tim works here on a self-constructed "crystal machine" – a bank of electronics that ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Second 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 Pierre Boulez's "Sonatine", Roman Haubenstock-Ramati's "Interpolation" and Mecerna's own "Concerto for ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing. Note: vinyl has a pressing flaw that skips at the beginning of each side, but looks great otherwise!)
Braxton's piano music – performed by Hildegard Kleeb! (Jazz, Out Sound)CD
(Out of print.)
Patricia Brennan —
Maquishti ... LP Valley Of Search, 2021. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ...
Patricia Brennan is a vibist with experience in some farther reaches of avant expression – but here, she stakes her voice in a very beautiful way – with sounds that build slowly, take gentle shapes, and use both vibes and marimba at a level that has the songs opening up like patient ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nice set documenting postwar developments in American avant garde writing for string quartet, featuring works by Leon Kirchner "Quartet No 3 for String Quartet & Electronic Tape", Christian Wolff "Summer", Morton Feldman "Structures For String Quartet", Lejaren ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Box has some surface wear, split corners, some splitting in the spine, and a small portion torn from the bottom right corner of the paste-on.)
Tracks include "Spare Ass Annie", "The Last Words Of Dutch Schultz (This Is Insane)", "Mildred Pierce Reporting 2 (Old Sarge)", "Dr Benway Operates", "Warning To Young Couples (Huntsmen's Hounds)", "Did I Ever Tell You About The Man Who Taught ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
A very cool album that presents Cage at the height of his "chance" composition stage, and which features him and David Tudor playing a mixed bag of sounds on a sound system, recorded live at the Feigen-Palmer Gallery in LA. The work is the kind of stuff you always hear about with Cage, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & red label stereo pressing. Cover has light ringwear.)
One of the coolest, most unusual albums ever from the great John Cale – a set that draws strongly on his roots in the New York underground of the mid 60s – including time spent with Tony Conrad and other experimentalists! The record is almost all instrumental – and has Cale ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Walter Carlos/Ilhan Mimaroglu/Tzvi Avni/Lewin-Rich —
Electronic Music ... LP Turnabout, Late 60s. Very Good- ...
Just Sold Out!
Classic early album of electronic music that features some nice pieces by Walter Carlos – "Dialogues For Piano & 2 Loudspeakers" and "Variations For Flute & Electronic Sound" – both recorded in the years before he switched on Bach, and long before he changed ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & aging, light staining along the bottom and clear tape on all seams.)
A cassette-only rarity from the glory days of the tape-based new age underground – but a set that's much more strongly in line with 70s masterpieces from the German electronic music pioneers! Jeff Carney plays his instrumentation live here, and in ways that are hardly meditative or relaxing ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mindblowing work on solo flute – done by a performer who's always captivated us in a live setting, but who really seems to knock things out of the park on this massively extended set! The title of the package is from a work by Edgard Varese for solo flute, first composed in 1936 – and ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
Suzanne Ciani has cut some sweeter sets over the years, but this album's definitely not one of them – as the whole thing is an early piece from the artist's career, recorded on the Buchla synthesizer, and based on the work of Charles Baudelaire! The core piece, "Flower Of Evil", ... (Sound Library, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Heavy electro work from Suzanne Ciani – an artist who peaked a bit later than some of her sound library contemporaries – which means she was able to contribute music experimental films, record productions, and video games – and not just the usual mainstream outlets! Ciani's ... (Sound Library, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Loren Connors & David Grubbs —
Arborvitae ... LP Hapna/Improved Sequence (Italy), 2003. New Copy Gatefold ...
A really beautiful collaboration between Loren Connors and David Grubbs – an all instrumental set that has Grubbs playing a fair bit of piano – used in these warm, gently-opening passages that are completely sublime! In fact, it's almost as if David's taming some of the energy of Loren' ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first-ever full album of music from Tony Conrad – issued in the early 70s after years of Conrad's secret input to the global avant garde – including some key years in New York, where he influenced John Cale and a generation of others who rose to greater fame! This set really has ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of the noisiest work we've ever heard from Bruce Ditmas – an artist who's best known for his 70s work that mixed together drums and electronics – an approach that's taken here to the farthest side of the sonic spectrum! The tracks are all recorded in Bruce's own studio, and ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)
Double Fantasy —
Universal Ave ... LP Innovative Communication (Canada), 1986. Very Good+ ...
A surprisingly strong record from an equally surprising duo – both artists who had given the world some real moments of genius in the 70s, then maybe lost their way a bit in the following decade – only to strip things back to a basic appeal here! For Eno, the record is a real return to ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
Entourage Music & Theater Ensemble —
Entourage ... CD Folkways, 1973. New Copy ...
Beautiful sounds from the Entourage ensemble – a record that's got a really meditative blend of acoustic elements with a few electric touches – used in ways that start in jazz, then move way beyond! Instrumentation includes guitar, flute, keyboards, violin, and mbira – coming ... read moreCD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)
FJF (Vandermark, Gustafsson, Hunt, Kessler) —
Blow Horn ... CD Okka Disk, 1997. New Copy ...
A stone classic from the explosive 90s years of the Chicago avant scene – and a record by a quartet that features fantastic interplay between reedmen Ken Vandermark and Mats Gustafsson! Mats was a growing frequent visitor to Chicago at the time of the recording, and he and Vandermark seem to ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
Sublime minimalist experiments from Pascal Comelade – music that's kind of a more offbeat, low-fi take on the territory of Terry Riley – as Comelade performs these beautiful long lines on both piano and organ! Pascal is working here on one track with guitar from Richard Pinhas, another ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Remi Gassman and Oskar Sala each present pieces of modern electronic music in this hard to find LP for Westminster, very much in the style that was in vogue in New York in the 50s and early 60s. Gassman performs his "Electronic Music For the Ballet Electronics", which has a spare spooky ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really wild bit of sound library work from this Italian duo – a set that almost feels more like an experimental radio art piece than the usual sorts of records from the scene – given the advanced use of electronics, and the mixture of spoken parts with very offbeat sounds! Most of ... (Sound Library, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Seminal work from minimalist genius Philip Glass – a set that was issued during the same decade that saw his important opera box sets define his career – but one that also hearkens back to some of the leaner experimental modes of his early days! Part of the set was recorded in 1979, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Don't let the 80s-styled cover, and the word "dance" put you off – as the set's filled with beautiful music from Philip Glass – two works done at a time when the composer was maybe at his greatest power, each for two difference dance-related projects! Side one features "I ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful orchestral work from Philip Glass – a set that features the long piece "Itaipu", and the shorter "The Canyon" – both handled with a mix of instrumentation and voices that really gives the music a sense of majesty! Although Robert Shaw recorded some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Amazing work from Philip Glass – his second great opera, and a long-overdue follow-up to Einstein On The Beach – a set of music that's every bit as great as that groundbreaking work, but maybe even with stronger, fuller execution overall! The piece looks at the early political years of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Dutch pressing, includes the booklet and lines CBS inner sleeves. Booklet has a cupring stain on the cover. Box has some wear at the corners of the spine.)
An amazing record, and one that forever transformed the sound of opera in the US – the amazing summation of all the many musical ideas that Philip Glass had been cooking up since the 60s, done as a mindblowing stage presentation with Robert Wilson! Voices, organ, reeds, and piano come ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the Deustche Gramophone Avant Garde series LPs, featuring Vinko Globokar on trombone playing his own "Discours II Pour Cinq Trombones", Berio's "Sequenza V for Trombone Solo", Stockhausen's "Solo fur Melodie-Instrument", and Alsina's "Consecuenza op. 17 fur ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue tulip stereo pressing. Cover has unglued seams and a wrinkled corner.)
Alessandro Grego —
L'Aura ... CD Agora Musica (Italy), 1999. Used ...
(Out of print.)
David Grubbs & Nikos Veliotis —
Harmless Dust ... LP Headz/Improved Sequence (Italy), 2005. New Copy (reissue)...
Beautifully minimal sounds from the duo of David Grubbs and Nikos Veliotis – Grubbs on piano and Hammond organ, and Veliotis on cello and e-bowed piano – all instruments that are used together in really wonderful ways! The first half of the set features piano and cello – the ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza —
Niente ... LP Gemelli/Roundtable (Australia), 1971. New Copy (reissue)...
An amazing lost album from the legendary Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza – a sextet of Italian modernists that included Ennio Morricone! The album may well be the group's grooviest ever – recorded right after their legendary Feed-back set, and done with a similar blend of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
2 pivotal works in the career of Pierre Henry! Variations Pour Une Porte Et Un Soupir is beautiful batch of spare electronics – translated as "Variations Between A Door & A Sigh" – the piece is exactly that! One track will evoke strange creaking door sounds, the next ... read moreCD
A fantastic symphony of noises by Pierre Henry – less electronic than some of his other work, and featuring sounds from a huge variety of sources! Excuse our French if we get a few of the details wrong (the notes aren't in English!), but it appears that instruments used include porcelain ... read moreCD
A new version of Henry's Antogonismes IV – originally commissioned by the WDR in Cologne, and presented here with stunning sound that really lives up to the spirit of the piece! The theme of "antagonisms" is very apt – as the work slowly progresses by working up noises ... read moreCD