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
One of the most important records from composer Robert Ashley – and one that's got a compact approach that helped it circulate a lot more than some of Ashley's larger operas! This piece is very much like those – with Ashley's unique spoken approach – part poetry, part performance ... 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
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
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
Boy, that cover alone is more than enough to draw us in – a frizzy-headed guy sitting amidst a whole host of 70s studio gear – but we've also always loved the music of Francois Bayle, which has always been some of the most striking in the French electronic tradition! The work here is ... (Sound Library, 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
Two rare pieces in the very small genre of "electronic ballet" – a postwar mode in which electronic music was used with dancers! Ernest Berk hardly issued any records at all – but his work on side one, for the ballet "Initiation", is really incredible – at a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mindblowing music from Harry Bertoia – a revolutionary musician and sculptor – one who would construct these unusual sonic structures, then make recordings of the sounds they could create! This set features two long pieces, both recorded in Bertoia's studio – with the man himself ... read moreCD
One of the coolest discographies you'll ever see in your life – a special book devoted to ultra-rare records created by artists as well as musicians – first published in 1989, and filled with a wealth of obscure records from the 50s through the 80s! Musical styles run from avant jazz ... (Books, Out Sound)read moreBook
(Limited edition – and comes with a bonus flexidisc!)
Peer Bode/Andrew Deutsch/Pauline Oliveros —
Carrier ... CD Deep Listening, 1998. Used ...
A rare treasure from that time when experimental music was sometimes getting lost in the shuffle next to new age records in the racks – partly because an album like this was only ever issued on cassette, which kept it away from some of the more serious sides of the record stores! Side one of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very cool album that presents Cage at the height of his "chance" composition stage – featuring him with David Tudor weaving an eclectic mix sounds on a sound system – recorded live at the Feigen-Palmer Gallery in LA! The work is the kind of stuff you always hear about with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Neil Campbell —
Sol Powr ... LP Lal Lal Lal (Finland), 2002. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
Selection of pieces taken from the motion pictures & documentaries "The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford", "The Proposition", "The English Surgeon", "The Girls Of Phnom Penh" and a variety of pieces selected from the vaults. (Soundtracks, Out Sound)CD
One of the most compelling albums ever recorded by guitarist Eugene Chadbourne – a set billed as "free improvised country and western bebop" – and which features Chadbourne serving up these wild variations on tunes by Carl Perkins, Roger Miller, David Allen Coe, Bobby Bare, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wild mix of electric and acoustic sounds from Henning Christiansen – done as a soundtrack for a film that's represented with images inside the cover – images that make the movie look as wild as the music on the record! Sounds come from a variety of sources – glass bowls, tubes, ... (Soundtracks, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Pressed on red vinyl – with a nice booklet of images inside the gatefold cover!)
Impossibly hard to describe music by Henning Christiansen – originally done as a soundtrack for a film, but very much able to stand on its own – with a quality that's as moving as it is experimental! There's vocals on a number of titles, sung by Bodil Hojsgaard and mixed with piano ... (Soundtracks, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Suzanne Ciani has cut some sweeter sets over the years, but this album's definitely not one of them – as the whole thing is an early piece from the artist's career, recorded on the Buchla synthesizer, and based on the work of Charles Baudelaire! The core piece, "Flower Of Evil", ... (Sound Library, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Chick Corea & Nicolas Economou —
On Two Pianos ... LP Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 1982. Near Mint- ...
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
Three String Quartets by Henry Cowell – Quartet No 3 (Mosaic), Quartet No 2 (Movement For String Quartet), and Quartet No 4 (United Quartet) – are all played by the Beaux Arts String Quartet. Homage To Iran is a trio piece with violin, piano, and Persian drum! (Classical, Out Sound)LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has some light staining from age.)
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
Part of a great series on the RRR label – a vinyl version of their ongoing radio show, where they would mix up tapes and sounds from a variety of contributors! (Rock, Out Sound)LP, Vinyl record album
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
Brian Eno leaves the Airports, and moves On Land – but still keeps things pretty much in the spare sound of the Ambient series! The lineup here features a few more extra musicians – including Michael Beinhorn on synth, Jon Hassell on trumpet, Axel Gros and Michael Brook on guitars, and ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A compilation LP of sorts – though at the time of its release most of this material had not been heard in this form! The album's more or less part of the "Ambient" series Eno had started that year with Music For Airports – and it's presented with similarly simple, elegant ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album