Han Bennink & Terrie Ex —
Zeng! ... CD Terp (Netherlands), 2007. Used ...
Sharp, jagged and intuitive interplay from what a pair that works very well together – Dutch postpunk adventurer Terrie Ex of the The Ex – and improvistation jazz drums titan Han Bennik! Zeng doesn't pummel as much as you might be expecting, though they do make a might racket when the ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
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 moreCD
Fierce, noisy free jazz from Borbetomagus – with the wildly energetic reeds of Jim Sauter and Don Tietrich and the textural guitar of Donald Miller – intense recordings from 1979 and 1981! The set includes pieces named for the place of recording – the long "Aimi Studio" ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
Aleck Karis plays prepared piano here – handling some key sonatas and interludes by John Cage – all with that wonderfully fractured, fragmented feel you get when you stick odd objects under the strings of the piano! Karis plays for over an hour on CD 1 – and then CD 2 features ... read moreCD
A bit academic, but still pretty darn beautiful! This early instrumental release by Eno was part of Island's short-lived series of modern music from the mid 70s – and it's the first time that Eno really explored his farther-reaching ideas on record. The set features 2 pieces: "Discreet ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
The first-ever recording of Morton Feldman's Neither – billed as an "opera", but unlike anything you're likely to hear at the Met! Instead, the piece has a depth and darkness that rivals most of Feldman's key compositions – full of sonic textures and offbeat tones, presented ... read moreCD
(Includes original slipcase. Barcode has a small cutout mark.)
Manuel Gottsching —
E2 E4 ... CD Spalax (France), 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
A beautiful batch of spare electronics from this mad French genius! Titled "Variations Between A Door & A Sigh" – the piece is exactly that. One track will evoke strange creaking door sounds, the next will have a breathy, sigh-like quality – and then the whole thing ... read moreCD
Early work by French modernist Andre Hodier – featuring longer tracks composed for films, plus a set of 6 shorter ones that comprise a series of "essays". Tracks are played by a three different small groups – featuring a mix of American and French players that includes Pierre ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
A seminal work in the development of the American jazz avant garde, and one of the most "out" records that Kenton (or Capitol) ever released! The whole album is based around two startling compositions by Robert Graettinger – "This Modern World" and "City Of ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD