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XOutside sounds in many styles -- musique concrete, electro-acoustic, minimalism, and many other experimental and avant modes!

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David BehrmanLeapday Night (with bonus track) ... CD
Lovely, 1987. New Copy ... $11.99
One of David Behrman's coolest albums – a set of wonderful electronics that really lives up to the strange image on the cover – music that moves in these open, blocky passages that maybe take off from the future sound of the German electronic scene of the 70s, but which also have a starker, more spacey vibe overall! The long title track "Leapday Night" features trumpet from Rhys Chatham and Ben Neill – the latter of whom also plays "mutantrumpet" – and the use of those instruments almost links the work to that of Jon Hassell during the time, but with the electronics from Behrman much more at the core. The album also features the long "Interspecies Smalltalk" – which has similar blocky electronics, pulsating back and forth – mixed with violin from Takehisa Kosugi. CD also features one long bonus track – "Berlin NY" – with sound effects from Clara Mondshine, and keyboard improvisation from Jakino! CD

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✨✧ Jon HassellVernal Equinox ... CD
Lovely/Ndeya, 1977. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
To most ears, trumpeter Jon Hassell first burst on to the world through his experiments with Brian Eno on EG Records, or maybe his 80s work on ECM – but here, on his debut for the small avant label Lovely Music, it's clear that Jon's already in complete control of his sound – and is ready to become the kind of performer that would captivate listeners for decades to come! Hassell's horn has that special sort of effect quality on most numbers here – spacey, but never slick – and electrified, but far from any sort of Miles Davis mode – especially considering that the music is full of earthy, organic percussion from Nana Vasconcelos and some other players, who balance out the set's work on Fender Rhodes, Arp, and Serge synthesizer. The spirit of the set is very much in Hassell's classic "fourth world" recordings – and titles include "Toucan Ocean", "Hex", "Blues Nile", "Vernal Equinox", and "Caracas Night September 11, 1975". (Rock, Out Sound) CD
Also available Vernal Equinox ... LP 21.99

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Jon HassellVernal Equinox ... LP
Lovely/Ndeya, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.99
To most ears, trumpeter Jon Hassell first burst on to the world through his experiments with Brian Eno on EG Records, or maybe his 80s work on ECM – but here, on his debut for the small avant label Lovely Music, it's clear that Jon's already in complete control of his sound – and is ready to become the kind of performer that would captivate listeners for decades to come! Hassell's horn has that special sort of effect quality on most numbers here – spacey, but never slick – and electrified, but far from any sort of Miles Davis mode – especially considering that the music is full of earthy, organic percussion from Nana Vasconcelos and some other players, who balance out the set's work on Fender Rhodes, Arp, and Serge synthesizer. The spirit of the set is very much in Hassell's classic "fourth world" recordings – and titles include "Toucan Ocean", "Hex", "Blues Nile", "Vernal Equinox", and "Caracas Night September 11, 1975". (Rock, Out Sound) LP, Vinyl record album

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Alvin LucierMusic On A Long Thin Wire ... LP
Lovely/Vital Records, 1980. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $59.99
This was an installation piece at the US Custom House in New York City as part of a show called "Custom & Culture" in 1979. The liner notes indicate that "the wire was extended 80 feet through the oval of the Rotunda and was driven by one pure wave oscillator". There was no manipulation of the wire –"the wire played itself". LP, Vinyl record album

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Meredith MonkKey ... LP
Lovely, 1971. Very Good+ ... $36.99
Haunting early work by Meredith Monk – recorded in 1971, and performed by a small group of vocalists – all working with Monk in an incredible presentation of her new ideas for voice! The music is already at a place that's light years ahead of most – clearly marking the singer as one of the most visionary artists of her generation – as important as Philip Glass or Steve Reich – even though the more personal presentation of Monk's music never got her into the concert hall repertoire as much as her contemporaries. Meredith plays electric organ, jews harp, and sings – and the piece is one long work that covers the entire album. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Lovely Music pressing. Cover has some light wear, and a light trace of an old sticker, but vinyl is nice.)

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Blue Gene Tyranny/Mel Graves/Jacques BekaertHis Tone Of Voice – His Tone Of Voice At 37/Meditations On Truth/Orfeo – Thomas Buckner ... CD
Lovely Music, 2000. Used ... $6.99
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Brian EnoDiscreet Music ... CD
Virgin/EMI (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $10.99
A modern minimalist watershed – and maybe one of the first indications that Brian Eno was moving onto higher ideas in his music! The album's an important release on the Obscure series from Island Records – a special imprint that was curated by Eno, as a way of giving showcase to new ideas in British music that were neither free jazz, punk, prog, or any of the styles that were getting more play on the bigger labels! Instead, Eno and Obscure was to the British avant composition world what Lovely or CRI were to the US – although maybe had the bigger role of some of the Columbia Records releases by Philip Glass, Steve Reich, and Terry Riley. The album features the beautiful title piece – "Discreet Music", a long work that relies on a simple system of delay and recall, with slight variations occurring over the space of time, due to slight occasional interference from the composer. Side two features "Three Variations On The Cannon In D Major By Johann Pachelbel" – a great reworking of the baroque music classic – which works along similar lines, taking this very familiar classical theme, and breaking it down into simple components, which are then interwoven and played in repetition, creating a strange little bit of romantic minimalism. That second piece is performed by the Cockpit Ensemble, conducted by Gavin Bryars – who also got some great early releases on the Obscure label too! (Rock, Out Sound) CD

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✨✧ Karel GoeyvaertsKarel Goeyvaerts ... LP
Cacophonic (UK), 1973/1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Beautiful sounds from Karel Goeyvaeters – a Dutch minimalist with a really wonderful sense of tone! The album features two long pieces, both from the mid 70s – each using a variety of sounds in cyclical fashion – in ways that recall some of the best Terry Riley material of the time – even though some of the construction also echoes the approach of Philip Glass or Steve Reich! Karel really likes things to unfold in a subtle, sensitive way – and the tones move along in these patterns that are sometimes imperceptible, sometimes more striking – occasionally with a bit of dissonance, but often with these really lovely little sounds. Side one features "Pour Que Les Fruits Murissent Cet Ete" – and side two features "Op Acht Paarden Wedden". LP, Vinyl record album

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IasosRealms Of Light ... CD
Fact Of Being, 1978. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
An instrumental record with a very special promise – one that it "will tend to induce a three dimensional picture or hologram in your mind"! There's a few key conditions – you've got to close your eyes, use headphones, and focus on the music – but that last part is very easy to do, given that the enigmatic Iasos always serves up a very unique blend of electric elements, in very meditative modes! The tracks her vary in length, but work together to paint a lovely little picture in sound – that early pre-new age underground mode that Iasos and a few other American artists were helping forge – on titles that include "The Diamond Heart Center Of Creation", "Waltz Of The Swaying Hearts", "The Fountain Of Creation", "The Gates Of Opal", and "The Temples Of Olympus At Dawn". CD
Also available Realms Of Light ... LP 25.99

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IasosRealms Of Light ... LP
Fact Of Being, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 27.98
An instrumental record with a very special promise – one that it "will tend to induce a three dimensional picture or hologram in your mind"! There's a few key conditions – you've got to close your eyes, use headphones, and focus on the music – but that last part is very easy to do, given that the enigmatic Iasos always serves up a very unique blend of electric elements, in very meditative modes! The tracks her vary in length, but work together to paint a lovely little picture in sound – that early pre-new age underground mode that Iasos and a few other American artists were helping forge – on titles that include "The Diamond Heart Center Of Creation", "Waltz Of The Swaying Hearts", "The Fountain Of Creation", "The Gates Of Opal", and "The Temples Of Olympus At Dawn". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Realms Of Light ... CD 14.99

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Anthony MooreSecrets Of The Blue Bag ... LP
Polydor/Wah Wah (Spain), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Really lovely work from Anthony Moore – a contemporary composer in the early 70s, but one with strong ties to the art work world too! The set was done right before Moore's debut album with Slapp Happy – and features a string trio and a female voice – all spun out in these long, cyclical passages – at a level that's almost like a meeting of older string chamber modes and the energy of the Terry Riley generation! The album's sub-titled as "A Story For John Cage" – but has a vibe that's much more lovely and tuneful than any of his music – and which is almost a precursor to some of the work to come on the Obscure or Editions EG labels. (Rock, Out Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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Blue Gene Tyranny & Peter GordonTrust In Rock ... CD
Unseen Worlds, 1976. New Copy 2CDs ... $12.99 14.99
An early live performance by two of the more compelling modern composers of the 70s – both artists working here in mode that fuses their larger ideas onto the idiom of a rock band – but all with a vibe that resonates strongly with their later releases on the Lovely Music label! The first half of the set was composed by Blue Gene Tyranny, the second by Peter Gordon – but the group here is the same throughout, recorded at a live concert in Berkley, providing a great precursor to the later, better-known careers of both composers. There are vocals from Patrice Magnet on some tracks (including a few with lyrics by Kathy Acker), but the songs are often long, and have qualities that reflect the bigger concept works of both Gordon and Tyranny. Musicians include Peter Gordon on saxes and mixing, Tyranny on piano, Karl Young on saxes and woodwinds, Paul Dresher on guitars, and Gene Reffkin on percussion – and there's also some live mixing taking place during the entire performance, creating more complications in the sound. Titles include "Without Warning", "On The Other Hand", "Leading A Double Life", "Machomusic", "God's A Man", "When Baby Gets Wet", and "Intervallic Expansion". CD
 
 
 



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