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
Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet —
Landfall ... CD Nonesuch, 2018. New Copy ...
A beautiful collaboration between two of the most important forces in leftfield music in the early 80s – multi-media artist Laurie Anderson and modern string legends Kronos Quartet – coming together here in an extended Anderson composition inspired by the experience of Hurricane Sandy! ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet —
Landfall ... LP Nonesuch, 2018. New Copy 2LP ...
A beautiful collaboration between two of the most important forces in leftfield music in the early 80s – multi-media artist Laurie Anderson and modern string legends Kronos Quartet – coming together here in an extended Anderson composition inspired by the experience of Hurricane Sandy! ... (Rock, 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
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
Martin Archer/Julie Tippetts/Geraldine Monk —
Fluvium ... CD Discus (UK), 2002. Used ...
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 legendary meeting of free jazz talents – and one of those records that completely changed the game during the 70s! Both guitarist Derek Bailey and drummer Han Bennink work here at a level that seems completely divorced from American roots in jazz – about as strongly in the post-68 ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
JB Banfi gets a big nod from Klaus Schulze on the back cover of this rare 70s set – and for good reason, too – as the music's very much in the best analogue electronic work that Schulze himself helped to pioneer at the time – even though Klaus claims that Banfi is an even better ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most abstract works of Italian modernist composer Franco Battiato – a set of three long pieces that create sound collages through the use of electronics, sound effects, pipe organ, voice, and processing! The work is some of Battiato's best – light years away from the rock ... read moreCD
Franco Battiato —
Pollution ... LP Superior Viaduct, 1972. New Copy Gatefold ...
A really full-on early set from Franco Battiato – a set that's maybe halfway between some of his more avant compositions and some of the modes of the Italian prog scene at the time! The album's a concept one, based on the growing pollution of the planet – in a mode that's maybe similar ... 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
Weird and wonderful sounds from one of the coolest spots in the universe – the legendary BBC Radiophonic Workshop, home to a mix of surprisingly groovy and experimental electronic music! This album was issued on the 25th anniversary of the sonic institution – and it features a strong ... (Sound Library, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Not what you might expect when shopping for African music – unique electronic sounds from Cameroon musician Francis Bebey – as heavy on keyboards as other 70s work is on guitar! There's still plenty of acoustic elements in the mix though, too – lots of earthy percussion at the ... (Global Grooves, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Out of print, limited numbered edition of 500 copies.)
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
(Out of print.)
Cathy Berberian —
Pop Art ... LP Vinyl Ermitage, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ...
Cathy Berberian's a hell of a hip singer – one who could work in very avant modes, yet also get name-checked by Donald Fagan at the same time – thanks to the wide-ranging scope of her work! That scope is explored very fully here – as Berberian performs a range of material that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Really beautiful work from legendary jazz composer/musician Karl Berger – a set that's maybe more "serious" than some of his early material, and definitely fits the "music with" title of the set! Berger's playing piano here with a string sextet – bass, violin, two ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
A really moody little sound library record – heavy on analogue electronics, but used in ways that are nicely changed up from track to track – and quite different than the usual library album of this style! Some tracks are light and tuneful, but others are quite dark and experimental ... (Sound Library, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Robert Craft conducts these 2 modern orchestral works by Boulez and Stockhausen. The Stockhausen piece, as you'd expect from the name, is played by a small woodwind ensemble. The Boulez work is performed by a slightly larger group, and the instrumentation is voice, flute, viola, vibes, xylophone, ... (Classical, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(6 Eye mono pressing. Includes insert with notes on the music by the conductor. Cover has a split spine.)
They're not kidding with the title of this one – as the album leaps off to a very dramatic style, right from the start – with a surprisingly noisy sound titled after the incubation of the heavens! That noise moves aside a bit as the album moves on, but the whole thing still stays very ... (Sound Library, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic electronic and percussive compositions by John Cage – performed here with sounds from a wide range of sources – including drums, cymbals, radios, turntables, and a number of other recordings! The performance is the first to actually bring together all of the different strands ... read moreCD
Nice 1968 recordings of works by Cage and Lukas Foss. The Cage "Concerto For Prepared Piano" is performed by Yuji Takahashi on a prepared piano, as the main soloist with a larger ensemble. The sound is as you'd imagine from Cage's prepared piano stuff, with lots of cool off-kilter piano ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of those landmark meetings of mighty talents that sounds even better on record than it does on paper – as the set somehow finds this really special space that's completely between all the best early 70s modes of both Terry Riley and John Cale! Cale was really coming into his own at the ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s UK pressing on CBS, with orange/yellow fade labels.)
Modern art, but of the sonic variety – served up here by composer Daniela Casa on a rare sound library album, but with a free-thinking quality that rivals the best of the avant garde at the time! Unlike some more staid, academic record, there's no overarching concept here – no detailed ... (Sound Library, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Obscure set of solo piano compositions, written by Paolo Castaldi, and played by pianist Giancarlo Cardini. The album is broken up into 4 longish tracks, with alternating titles "Finale" and "Altro Finale". CD
Don Cherry really breaks out here on his classic Mu sessions from France – using the new freedoms of post-68 Paris to explore themes at a level that would set the tone for generations to come! The album's very spare, and very improvised – with Cherry on pocket trumpet, piano, and ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of the coolest, weirdest music that electronic genius Suzanne Ciani ever recorded – sounds for a live performance of a socially-conscious opera – but done with a very eerie vibe that must have overwhelmed any of the artists on the stage! On record, the music works more as one long ... (Soundtracks, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A key chapter in the career of the legendary Cluster – one that has the German duo of Hans-Joachim Rodelius and Dieter Moebius stepping back from their fuller sound of records past – hitting a spare, spacious, lightly electronic sound that would have a huge impact on modern music for ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
Weird and wild sounds from the equally weird and wild French animated series at the end of the 60s – served up here by a classically-trained musician who also had a lot of experience with electro-acoustic sounds at the GRM studios! The music here is a dark mix of familiar elements – ... (Soundtracks, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
80s recording of an extended harmolodic composition for four string instruments and percussion (played by Denardo Coleman) in honor of R. Buckminster Fuller. The piece runs the length of the entire LP, and has lots of nice angular moments that ring with the same sort of harmelodic groove as some ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Early live performances from sonic wizard John Duncan – an album that was originally issued in a tiny amount of copies by the Los Angeles Free Music Society – but which really points the way towards the deep, dark textures that Duncan would bring to much of his music in the decade to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works on standard CD players – plus Blu-ray Pure Audio!)
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
Beautiful sounds from the Entourage ensemble – a group who were years ahead of their time, but hardly got recognized in the 70s – because all of their work was issued on the Folkways label! In some ways, the group grew out of two different strands – both the acoustic underground ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful sounds from the Entourage ensemble – a group who were years ahead of their time, but hardly got recognized in the 70s – because all of their work was issued on the Folkways label! In some ways, the group grew out of two different strands – both the acoustic underground ... read moreCD