An album with a really beautiful title – a reference to "My Favorite Things", perhaps – and one that's got a sound that's equally beautiful to match – very different than some of the noisier music we've heard from Eivind Aarset in the past! Yet as with all his other ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An early musical moment from the Arica Institute – a spiritual collective whose many members supposedly recorded this album over the course of a night spent at the Electric Lady studio – with such a shifting lineup of sounds and participants, the album doesn't list any particular ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful example of the really special sort of instrumental record that was coming out of Japan in the early 80s – music that's spare and minimal, but quite different than any sort of similar projects from other parts of the globe! Satoshi Ashikawa creates sounds in ways that resonate ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 and Nonesuch inner sleeves. Box has light wear and split corners at the opening of the top half.)
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
The original recording of Berio's dark vocal piece Sinfonia, and one of the pivotal moments when the Swingle Singers switched from doing jazzy versions of classical tunes to work that was more avant garde. Their high level of talent is apparent in this recording, and they give Berio's work a nice ... (Classical, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
World premier recordings of some excellent compositions by Berio, including "Allelujah II", which features six mixed instrumental groups playing in a variety of settings; "Nones", which features the London Symphony Orchestra, with Berio conducting; and "Concerto For Two ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Patricia Brennan —
Maquishti ... LP Valley Of Search, 2021. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ...
Patricia Brennan is a vibist with experience in some farther reaches of avant expression – but here, she stakes her voice in a very beautiful way – with sounds that build slowly, take gentle shapes, and use both vibes and marimba at a level that has the songs opening up like patient ... (Jazz, 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 moreCD
Tracks include "Spare Ass Annie", "The Last Words Of Dutch Schultz (This Is Insane)", "Mildred Pierce Reporting 2 (Old Sarge)", "Dr Benway Operates", "Warning To Young Couples (Huntsmen's Hounds)", "Did I Ever Tell You About The Man Who Taught ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
A cassette-only rarity from the glory days of the tape-based new age underground – but a set that's much more strongly in line with 70s masterpieces from the German electronic music pioneers! Jeff Carney plays his instrumentation live here, and in ways that are hardly meditative or relaxing ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mindblowing work on solo flute – done by a performer who's always captivated us in a live setting, but who really seems to knock things out of the park on this massively extended set! The title of the package is from a work by Edgard Varese for solo flute, first composed in 1936 – and ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
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
Loren Connors & David Grubbs —
Arborvitae ... LP Hapna/Improved Sequence (Italy), 2003. New Copy Gatefold ...
A really beautiful collaboration between Loren Connors and David Grubbs – an all instrumental set that has Grubbs playing a fair bit of piano – used in these warm, gently-opening passages that are completely sublime! In fact, it's almost as if David's taming some of the energy of Loren' ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Patti Cudd —
Eos ... CD Innova, 2017. Used 3 CDs ...
Percussionist Patti Cudd performs pieces by Christian Wolff, Barry Moon, Cort Lippe, Pamela Madsen, Per Bloland, Morton Feldman, and Paul Elwood. CD
Alvin Curran —
Works ... LP Fore/Our Swimmer (Germany), 1980. New Copy (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
One of the most striking recordings ever created by Alvin Curran, and maybe one of the most organic too – a record that mixes his more abstract inclinations with warmer instrumentation, and a cyclical approach to sound that almost hits the Terry Riley side of the spectrum! Curran handles ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Early 80s genius from Dalek I – aka Dalek I Love You – one of the leading lights of the Liverpool scene at the start of the decade – and a duo with almost as much dark electronics as some of their contemporaries in other North England cities! There's a slight tunefulness to most ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited 180 gram pink vinyl pressing, #444/1000. Includes the insert and bonus flexi.)
Beautifully meditative music from Alabaster DePlume – a set that brings together work from a variety of recorded projects from the past decade or so – finally getting full exposure in this Transatlantic collaboration between Chicago's International Anthem label and London's Total ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of the noisiest work we've ever heard from Bruce Ditmas – an artist who's best known for his 70s work that mixed together drums and electronics – an approach that's taken here to the farthest side of the sonic spectrum! The tracks are all recorded in Bruce's own studio, and ... (Jazz, Out Sound)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 groundbreaking collaboration between Brian Eno & David Byrne – recorded with a spare, stripped down love of electronics and found sound samples – in a mode that would have a huge influence on countless records to come! Part of the set resonates with the quirky grooves found in ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
(Slipcover has some edgewear and a penmark through barcode.)
A surprisingly strong record from an equally surprising duo – both artists who had given the world some real moments of genius in the 70s, then maybe lost their way a bit in the following decade – only to strip things back to a basic appeal here! For Eno, the record is a real return to ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
Luc Ferrari —
Photophonie ... LP Transversales Disques (France), Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy ...
A range of never-issued recordings by sound wizard Luc Ferrari – all pulled from his personal archive! Side one features the very extended "Photophonie" – done for a photographic exhibition, and with a sound that's in the noisier, more striking side of the electronic spectrum ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
FJF (Vandermark, Gustafsson, Hunt, Kessler) —
Blow Horn ... CD Okka Disk, 1997. New Copy ...
A stone classic from the explosive 90s years of the Chicago avant scene – and a record by a quartet that features fantastic interplay between reedmen Ken Vandermark and Mats Gustafsson! Mats was a growing frequent visitor to Chicago at the time of the recording, and he and Vandermark seem to ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
A really wild bit of sound library work from this Italian duo – a set that almost feels more like an experimental radio art piece than the usual sorts of records from the scene – given the advanced use of electronics, and the mixture of spoken parts with very offbeat sounds! Most of ... (Sound Library, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredible project from composer Philip Glass – the third in his cycle of operas that helped transform the world of classical music – and maybe the most creative of the bunch! Glass based the text is taken from original sources, and sung in original languages – quite a feat ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 copies – with 16 page libretto!)
Seminal work from minimalist genius Philip Glass – a set that was issued during the same decade that saw his important opera box sets define his career – but one that also hearkens back to some of the leaner experimental modes of his early days! Part of the set was recorded in 1979, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Don't let the 80s-styled cover, and the word "dance" put you off – as the set's filled with beautiful music from Philip Glass – two works done at a time when the composer was maybe at his greatest power, each for two difference dance-related projects! Side one features "I ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful orchestral work from Philip Glass – a set that features the long piece "Itaipu", and the shorter "The Canyon" – both handled with a mix of instrumentation and voices that really gives the music a sense of majesty! Although Robert Shaw recorded some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Amazing work from Philip Glass – his second great opera, and a long-overdue follow-up to Einstein On The Beach – a set of music that's every bit as great as that groundbreaking work, but maybe even with stronger, fuller execution overall! The piece looks at the early political years of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Dutch pressing, includes the booklet and lines CBS inner sleeves. Booklet has a cupring stain on the cover. Box has some wear at the corners of the spine.)
An amazing record, and one that forever transformed the sound of opera in the US – the amazing summation of all the many musical ideas that Philip Glass had been cooking up since the 60s, done as a mindblowing stage presentation with Robert Wilson! Voices, organ, reeds, and piano come ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
David Grubbs & Nikos Veliotis —
Harmless Dust ... LP Headz/Improved Sequence (Italy), 2005. New Copy (reissue)...
Beautifully minimal sounds from the duo of David Grubbs and Nikos Veliotis – Grubbs on piano and Hammond organ, and Veliotis on cello and e-bowed piano – all instruments that are used together in really wonderful ways! The first half of the set features piano and cello – the ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A new version of Henry's Antogonismes IV – originally commissioned by the WDR in Cologne, and presented here with stunning sound that really lives up to the spirit of the piece! The theme of "antagonisms" is very apt – as the work slowly progresses by working up noises ... read moreCD
The legendary French electronic composer Pierre Henry was 80 when he created this piece – but the sound of the music is very much close to his roots – and recalls the kind of striking combinations that Henry brought to the postwar world of musique concrete! The work was recorded in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Spacey sounds from the enigmatic Iasos – a legendary figure in the 70s underground – and an artist with a heck of a great ear for organic electronics and unusual recording techniques! This cool collection of Iasos' music was put together by Carlos Nino with the guys at Numero – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album