Other-worldly genius from the legendary Laraaji – a really special record that was done in collaboration with Brian Eno – as part of Eno's classic Ambient series at the end of the 70s – and as a way of showcasing some of the "fourth world" sounds that he was working in ... (Global Grooves, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a cutout notch and clear tape on the spine.)
Rare early self-released album by Philip Glass, and a sparkling performance of his "Musis With Changing Parts", played by Glass and a small group of chamber players. Glass' longtime recording partner, Kurt Munkacsi, is the engineer on the session, and the sound is excellent. Very lively ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has very light wear and clear tape on the spine.)
A seminal recording of this masterpiece from Terry Riley – part of his European sojourn in the mid 70s, a time when it seemed that the major US interest that Riley had gotten was fading a bit – but the composer was opening up into even headier territory overall! The long, cyclical ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
These pieces involve 40 voices and an orchestra that work as groups or individually The lyrics are parts of international folk songs although it is hard to recognize them as such by the way they are performed. Herbert Schernus is the chorus master and Berio conducts. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes original booklet. In a metalic foil sleeve which looks better than the scanned image. Cover has a piece of tape along the bottom seam.)
A great double-length 70s collection of work recorded by Edgar Varese for Columbia at the start of the 60s – two albums' worth of avant electronics, atonal orchestrations, and unusual tape experiments! The album includes the great "Poem Electronique" – created by Varese on ... (Classical, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has some clear tape along the spine.)
The world of moogy music first exploded back in the late 60s – when artists like Bruce Haack, Perry-Kingsley, and others were making all these wonderfully weird records that featured heavy analogue electronics and other playful elements! By the 80s, most of that music had gone away – ... (Sound Library, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Maria Monti with Steve Lacy & Alvin Curran —
Il Bestiario ... LP Ri Fi/Unseen Worlds, 1974. New Copy ...
Other-worldly sounds from Italian singer Maria Monti – working here with lots of help from avant genius Alvin Curran and jazz legend Steve Lacy! Curran handled the arrangements, and comes up with these moody electronic backdrops on a few pieces that remind us a bit of Terry Riley – ... (Vocalists, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sound library set, but one that goes deeper than usual – as the whole project was put together as sort of a concept record, with thoughts on the contemporary scene of the 70s! The two records each have a different title and theme – Stati D'Animo and Diganosi Ecologia – but the ... (Sound Library, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Visionary stuff from Harry Partch – the kind of record that's a great introduction to his music – and a relic from an era when mindbending, rule breaking sound art could come out on a label like Columbia! There's lots of Partch's weird invented instruments – like chromelodeon, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Czeslaw Nieman —
Katharsis ... LP Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1972. New Copy (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
If you ever thought the Polish scene would be years behind the times, given that they were working under Soviet control during the Cold War years – then you owe it to yourself to check out this classic from Czeslaw Nieman – a set that's got every bit as much experimental electronic work ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of our favorite mixing of modes from the old school – a tremendous second album from the legendary Aksak Maboul! The record mixes arty playfulness with some rootsier elements – bits of Eastern instrumentation, jazz, improvisation, and even some post-punk elements – all in a ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Two lengthy orchestral pieces and one shorter one, composed by Varese in the 1920s, performed here by the New York Philharmonic under the direction of Pierre Boulez. (Classical, Out Sound)LP, Vinyl record album
One of Freddie Hubbard's wildest records ever – a really unique experiment with electronics, and a set that sounds way different than his other albums for Atlantic, Blue Note, or CTI! The key factor here is experimentalist Ilhan Mimaroglu – who adds lots of electronics and processed ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Solo instrumental work, manipulated by tape – all at a level that makes for some of the headiest sounds you'll ever hear from the minimalist generation! Side one features "Second Two Octaves & A Fifth" – performed by Joseph Celli on oboe, but taken to this very modal, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful early solo work from Alvin Curran – a set that's much more cerebral than his sounds with MEV, but which also has maybe a more personal vibe than some of his later works! There's a very organic approach to the music here – as Curran mixes source recordings with bits of voice, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An amazing record from one of the most legendary forces in the New York No Wave scene at the start of the 80s! At the time, DNA was one of the most uproarious acts in that increasingly legendary NYC scene – a group that featured Arto Lindsay's scratchy guitar and haggard banshee wail of a ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(UK Rough Trade pressing!)
Terry Riley —
In C ... LP Columbia, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
Terry Riley's masterpiece, and an enduring classic that never grows old – and which never lapses into the hippy dippyness of some of his other work! The piece features 53 short musical passages, played in an order defined by the players, in minimal repetition, moving in and out of phase ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(70s Masterworks pressing. Ex-library copy, with card pocket, library stamps, and spots of marker. Labels have ink stamps.)
Despite the fact that this album was released on a label that was mostly dedicated to rock, the record's still a very "out" batch of work by Stockhausen, and one that stands as one of his greatest from the mid 70s. He plays a number of odd instruments here with 2 different small ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has slightly wavy corners.)
Futuro Antico (Riccardo Sinigaglia/Walter Maioli) —
Futuro Antico ... LP Black Sweat (Italy), 1980. New Copy ...
Very meditative sounds from this hip Italian combo – long songs spreading out with a mix of electronics and organic elements – almost with a vibe that recalls some of the more globally-conscious projects on ECM during the 70s! Walter Maioli plays a range of flutes – many of them ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
We're more than willing to embrace the primitive electronics claim in the title – because while the album does feature a fair bit of moog, keyboards, and other electronics – plus some tapes and processing as well – there's also a heck of a lot more elements from around the globe, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful album of minimal, ambient sounds – a set that would be right at home in the world of Brian Eno's Obscure Music label – or maybe some of the chamber instrumental experiments of UK artists like Penguin Cafe Orchestra or Gavin Bryers! Like the former, there's an optimistic ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Brilliant work by Steve Reich – featuring two of his best early pieces! "Violin Phase" takes up all of side one – and features a solo performance by Paul Zukofsky that's a perfect exploration of Reich's concept of phase shift. "It's Gonna Rain" is on side two ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
Seminal work from Derek Bailey – solo guitar sounds that influenced an entire generation! The music here captures Bailey at a key early shift – a really bold move into territory that nobody had ever explored before – on both electric and acoustic guitar, and playing the ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Don't let the "tapes" in the title fool you – as the album's not really some leftover material, and instead stands proudly as the third full record from Germany's legendary Faust! Even on a scene that was filled with progressive, experimental heavyweights, Faust could still stand ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Weird and wonderful sounds from the enigmatic John Bender – a record that seems to beat the darkest of the cold wave generation at their own game! Don't think of the record as "pop surgery", so much as it is a complete dismantling of all the best electro elements of the period ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A key turning point in the career of Italian modernist Franco Battiato – as he leaves behind the straighter progressive format of his first two albums, and moves into a mode that's much more experimental! The album features four long compositions – all of which show Battiato ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A real oddity from George Harrison – a record of abstract electronics, cut right around the same time as his bigger mainstream solo hits! The record is a highly experimental one – a session that has Harrison working with Bernie Krause, and exploring territory that's much more in the ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A seminal set of recordings of material from Edgar Varese – key Robert Craft takes on three earlier compositions, and the debut of "Poeme Electronique", which was created at the 1958 Brussels World Fair! "Ionisation" hs a complex mix of percussion instruments, played by ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A treasure trove of never-heard work from the legendary Bruce Haack – the electronic madman who made his own early synthesizers, and also created the seminal Electric Lucifer album too! These tracks are all from Haack's archive – newly-discovered, and just the tip of a gigantic iceberg ... (Sound Library, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Terry Riley's most enduring works, and a haunting record that contains two extended modal minimal jams – "Rainbow In Curved Air" and "Poppy Nogood & The Phantom Band". "Rainbow" features Terry interweaving cool keyboard lines on organ, electric ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bernard Parmegiani —
Rock ... LP Transversales Disques (France), 1982. New Copy (reissue)...
Never-released music by electroacoustic legend Bernard Parmegiani – created in his incredible studio, pictured on the front cover – and issued here for the first time ever! The sounds were created for a film in the early 80s – and they feature Parmegiani working on a beautiful ... (Sound Library, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful sounds from Joanna Brouk – an artist who was sometimes lost amidst the new age scene of the 80s, but one who's got a much deeper, more intellectual approach overall! True, Brouk's music does have a certain meditative spirit – but she also was a student of Terry Riley and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful sounds from overlooked British composer Basil Kirchin – a talent who's finally been brought to light by the Trunk Records label, who've done a great job of digging up some of his more obscure work, and finally getting it the attention it deserves! This package is a sidebar to those ... (Sound Library, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Incredibly dark work from Igor Wakhevitch – and a record that seems to presage both industrial and goth music a decade ahead of its time! The album comes from a more serious, almost academic perspective – with echoes of the more creative electronic work of the late 60s, and some of the ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Spacey piano work from Jordan De La Sierra – material that's clearly informed by the 60s experiments of La Monte Young and Terry Riley, but which also has a more open, spiritual quality too! The piano has a nice sense of tuning – one that's almost watery at points – and Jordan's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Derek Bailey sounds incredible here on Aida – not the famous opera written by Verdi, but instead a series of long, live improvisations dedicated to the late Aida Akira! Bailey is mindblowing throughout – playing at a level that easily makes you understand why his talents on the guitar ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A remade version of an album recorded by this enigmatic German duo in the mid 70s, but never issued at the time – resurrected from its original tapes in the mid 90s, and augmented in ways that really open up the sound, while still keeping the core of the music intact! The instrumentation ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sublime sounds from a group who definitely offer up what they promise from their name, but also add in some great extra elements too! The use of flute and voice seems to start in a space that's inspired by Indian music, but also takes off into slightly progressive territory too – very spare, ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Aqueduct Ensemble is more of a duo than the large group you'd expect from their name – but they manage to serve up some very spacious sounds over the course of these improvised tracks! The core of the group features Stu on piano and Kit on woodwinds and electronics – acoustic elements ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, cutout notch, and clear tape on the spine.)
Alexander Von Schlippenbach/Evan Parker/Paul Loven —
Detto Fra Di Noi ... LP Po Torch (UK), 1981. Near Mint- 2LP ...
Parker, Lovens, and Schlippenbach perform live at the 1981 Rassegna Internazionale Del Jazz in Pisa, Italy. The album documents their entire performance together, and features 3 long tracks, all of which are free improvisations: "Ciclone", "Fra di Noi" and "Abbondanza" ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Maybe one of the most beautiful albums we've ever heard from Midori Takada – a set that's overflowing with her own work on a variety of percussion instruments – spreading out slowly, and really taking the time to open up in a completely magical way! The record features vocals from ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(One-sided disc – with laser-etched image on the reverse!)
Steve Reich —
Drumming ... LP Superior Viaduct, 1971. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)...
One of the earliest recordings of Steve Reich's seminal composition "Drumming" – an amazing blend of minimal percussion snatches, coming together to form a lyrical repetitive work of great beauty! This version is longer than most – stretching out wonderfully over the double-le ... 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
This isn't the official soundtrack for the film, but a separate recording of Walter Carlos' score that was released apart from the original soundtrack album. The LP includes electronic renditions of a few classical pieces – like the "William Tell Overture" and Beethoven's 9th ... (Now Sound, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear. Vinyl plays with a short click on side 2, track 4.)
Mark Shreeve —
Assassin ... LP Uniton (Norway), 1983. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
A really dark little piece from Charlemagne Palestine – quite different than his long acoustic progressions, and instead almost a paean call to dark demons from the electronic underworld! In his usual fashion, Palestine creates a shifting shape out of a small cluster of notes – but in ... (Sound Library, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Charles K Noyes & Owen Maercks —
Free Mammals ... LP Visible/Feeding Tube, 1979. New Copy (reissue)...
Pure sonic madness – a set of mostly-duets between Owen Maercks on guitars and Charles K Noyes on percussion and home-made saxophone – very much in the best wave of unbridled expression that flowed from the American scene in the late 70s! The style here is post-avant, post-loft jazz, ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Not the fauna and flora you might expect from the title – and instead, a collection that's every bit as heady as some of Egisto Macchi's other sound library work from the time – very offbeat, very unusual, and pretty downright spooky! The sounds here are almost more what you'd expect ... (Sound Library, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An important album in the evolution of sparer and solo jazz on the European scene – one that only features bass work by Francois Rabbath, augmented only by drums and percussion from Armand Molinetti! The spare sound is incredibly compelling – still quite rhythmic, and often quite ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most unusual "best of" collections you'll ever own – given that it features material pulled together from seven different albums by Ben LaMar Gay – none of which were ever released! The package is more of a debut than anything else – and a hell of a musical ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Legendary early work from Nurse With Wound – one of the group's first few albums, done at a time when it was quite difficult to ever figure out where they were coming from! Steven Stapleton's clearly got a strong influence here from 20th Century avant composition modes, particularly tape-base ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Incredible work from the enigmatic Moondog – his third, and to that point, possibly most angular record for Prestige to date! 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 – a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 – on purple & green vinyl!)
A rare one from Italian experimental pioneers Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza – led by Franco Evangelisti and featuring the great Ennio Morricone on trumpet, who might feel a little bit liberated from the conventions of film soundtrack compositions in this setting, and is making ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A classic ECM compilation – with material by Steve Kuhn & Sheila Jordan, Paul Motian, Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Jack DeJohnette, Steve Reich, Codona, Terje Rypdal, Old & New Dreams, and others! (Jazz, Out Sound)LP, Vinyl record album
Brilliant work from the modernist underground late 50s Paris! Andre Hodeir was one of the city's best-known jazz composers and arrangers at the time – a key part of the postwar scene, and its development into its own style away from strictly American sounds. Hodier's working here with a ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label stereo promo with deep groove. Cover has a lightly bent corner.)
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. Box top has split corners and the fold-over decal is torn.)
One of the first projects from Japanese musical legend Midori Takada – working here with the MKWJU Ensemble, but with sounds that are very similar to most of her later solo work! As with those records, there's an approach here that seeks to fuse the acoustic with the electric, the organic ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert & mail order form. Cover has a hint of light wear.)
Electrosoniks (Tom Dissevelt/Kid Baltan) —
Electronic Music ... LP Philips/Fantome Phonographique (Italy), Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)...
Groundbreaking analogue electronics from the Dutch team of Tom Dissevelt and Kid Baltan – two musicians who can be as playful as the tem of Perry & Kingsley, but also hit some of the darker modes of the academic circuit as well! The title is very well-put – as the record has a vibe ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Totally weird sounds from a totally weird place – Oregon's Enchanted Forest sanctuary – a playful park with a look and feel that's right out of fantasy books and fairy tales! The music here definitely has a sound to match – almost like videogame themes that you'd hear if the ... (Sound Library, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Straddling the line between contemporary composition and improvised musics, this exploratory ensemble features modern great Roscoe Mitchell alongside the extended voice of Tom Buckner and forward thinking Japanese reedman Gerald Oshita. 7 fully improvised pieces, including "Shapes", ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has edge wear, split top seam, and some marks from sticker removal.)
Darkly electronic sounds from Marino Zuccheri – the legendary sound engineer who helped composers like Luigi Nono, John Cage, and Bruno Maderna realize their musical visions in the recording studio! The sounds here were created for an exhibition in the Italian Pavilion in the Montreal Expo ... (Sound Library, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album