A cool collection of sound-library tunes – all put together here as the soundtrack to Delaware Road – a fiction based loosely on the lives of legendary BBC electronic musicians Delia Derbyshire & John Baker! The work is all contemporary, but has a style that really goes back to ... (Sound Library, Out Sound)read moreCD
Holger Czukay works here with many of his frequent musical partners – including Jah Wobble, Jaki Liebeziet, and Michael Karoli – but the album actually feels a bit more like his then-recent collaborations with David Sylvian – more concerned with subtle shifts in sound and space ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
A trio of albums that represent important early recordings of compositions by groundbreaking sonic genius Edgar Varese! First is the album Complete Works – an early series of recordings supervised by composer Edgard Varese – featuring versions of what were then his complete works! The ... read moreCD
Really beautiful sounds – and a record that's far more haunting than you might expect! The record's not just piano notes alongside sci fi sound effects – and instead has this really subtle use of theremin, so that the instrument almost comes across more like a cello, or acoustic bass ... read moreCD
Incredible work from the enigmatic Moondog – and a great CD that brings together his rare 2nd and 3rd albums for the Prestige label! The work here is quite different than some of Moondog's later, more serious compositions – in a mode that's much earthier, personal, and spontaneous ... read moreCD
Katia Labeque & Triple Sun —
Moondog ... CD Deutsche Grammophon, 2018. New Copy ...
One of the most beautiful takes we've ever heard on the music of Moondog – a set that keeps true to his initial ideas, while also spinning things out in really creative new directions! The songs here are all based on famous themes from the legendary underground composer, but they get new ... read moreCD
More than simple Drones from French experimental composer Jean-Philippe Gourde – it's an outwardly melodic set of music inspired by classical music and rock music – and fuses the 2 with synths and acoustic instrumentation! It's got a futuristic vibe on one level, but melodies and ... read moreCD
Wonderful stuff! Despite the fact that Glass and his minimal compositions were overused ad nauseum in the decade that followed the release of this one, the total work is still a complete delight, and it's harder to find on vinyl than it should be. Voices, organ, reeds, and piano come together in ... read moreCD
(Out of print. Includes original slipcase!)
MKWAJU Ensemble (Midori Takada) —
MKWAJU ... CD Columbia/WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1981. New Copy ...
Beautifully percussive sounds from Midori Takada and the Mkwaju ensemble – a group that features Takada on vibes, marimbas, gongs, and tom tom – alongside other percussion and marimbas too! Joe Hisaishi produced, and also plays keyboards – but the electric elements are light, and ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
Holger Czukay & Rolf Dammers —
Canaxis ... CD Spoon/Gronland (Germany), 1968. New Copy ...
A fantastic early project from Holger Czukay – an early solo set, done during a time when Can were just getting started – and at a level that's years ahead of its time! Czukay uses lots of tapes and sound samples with his own basslines – crafting this pan-global landscape of ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
Holger Czukay —
Movies ... CD EMI/Gronland (Germany), 1979. New Copy ...
Not a soundtrack album from Holger Czukay – despite what you might guess from the title – and instead a batch of nicely tuneful, often-catchy tracks that somewhat follow the style of late 70s work from Can! Not surprisingly, Holger's joined by group makes Jaki Liebezeit on drums, and ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
The "Brian" in the title is Brian Eno – as you might guess from that image from Another Green World in the middle of the cover – but the sound of this set is quite different than what you might expect! CD1 imagines the sounds that Eno would talk about informing the music of ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
The second volume of Nobukazu Takemura's work for Miyake's fashion, and even more wonderful than the first! Most of the CD is light beautiful melodies, played on spare electric keyboards with a very fragile sound. Not necessarily a return to the old days, mind you, but a reminder that Takemura's ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
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 moreCD
The 4th, and arguably the most interesting, of this instrumental Sonic Youth series! The record features SY teaming up with the likes of Christian Marclay, Jim O'Rourke, Takehisha Kosugi, William Winnat, Christian Wolff, and Wharton Tiers – on a set of tracks that provide a fitting farewell ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
Unreleased work from Terry Riley – recorded in the WDR studios of German Radio, and a tremendous addition to his catalog! The first half of the music here features Riley on piano and electronics, in duet with Krishna Bhatt on sitar and tabla – in a mode that further unlocks the ... read moreCD
A very unusual look at the sound of the avant garde – one that begins much earlier than most other collections, and that features a fairly wide range of musical genres too! The set offers up a comprehensive look at modern music in many forms – from initial moments in more serious ... read moreCD
A mixture of jazz improvisation and more avant ideas – performed by twin pianists Chick Corea and Nicolas Economou during the Munic Summer Piano Festival in 1982! The session is a great reminder that, even at a time when Chick was cutting some music that was very commercially successful, ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
A cool collection of obscure 80s electronica – originally issued on cassette by Michele Mercure, who used the tape-trading underground of the time as a way of circulating her very unusual sounds! The work here is often quite experimental, but also never as dark as some of the cold wave ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
A groundbreaking set of modal minimal tracks that stands as one of Reich's most popular and accessable works. The music is extremely subtle, and features 18 musicians playing a variety of violins, cellos, clarinets, pianos, marimbas, and vibes – all in short cyclic passages that move in and ... read moreCD