One of the most beautiful works we've ever heard from composer Harry Partch – music created upon his return to northern California, in a space of new creative freedom – where Partch and some of his younger followers made these really organic, really breathtaking sounds on those famous ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the lasting classics from Harry Partch – a really Moondog-like record that's put together from a host of unique instruments designed by Partch himself! Although a somewhat serious piece in presentation, there's a really organic feel going on here – lots of spare, almost eerie ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet, notes, and newspaper clippings.)
Classic Harry Partch, and the kind of record that's a great introduction to his music. There's lots of Partch's weird invented instruments – like chromelodeon, diamond marimba, mazda marimba, cloud-chamber bowls, gourd tree, and the crazy "spoils of war". The titles are long, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(70s Masterworks pressing. Cover has some wear with fully split top & bottom seams.)
Fantastic spacey sounds by the young Jean-Jacques Perry – heard here before his more famous American recordings with Gershon Kingsley – in a mode that's maybe even more abstract and modern overall! The sounds are an unusual link between the musique concrete scene in France and some of ... (Sound Library, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)
Didier Petit —
D'Accord ... CD Rogue Art (France), 2018. New Copy ...
Beautiful sounds from an improvising musician who's always followed his own special path – able to effortlessly mix darkness and light, richness and lyricism, almost always without any sort of input from other musicians at all! This sublime set was recorded in China – and although the ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
Picnic ... CD Data/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1985. New Copy Gatefold ...
Free jazz, and lots lots more – a lost nugget from an especially creative period in the Dutch scene, headed up by cellist Tristan Honsinger! At some level, the music echoes other improvised work by Honsinger – but at others, it also reflects the criss-crossing of genres and scenes that ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
(Beautiful package – with a heavy Japanese-style paper sleeve!)
Amazing electronic sounds from the 70s – a sweet selection of instrumental experiments from Richard Pinhas – all of which still sounds pretty darn fresh all these many years later! Most of these are spare moogy numbers – often with this cyclical quality that seems to prefigure ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the coolest Sonic Youth side-projects ever – a series of guitar-heavy tracks from Lee Ranaldo – pressed on colored vinyl, with etching by Savage Pencil – and some tracks that are locked grooves! LP, Vinyl record album
Weird and wonderful electronics from Giuliano Sorgini – working here under his sound library name of Raskovich – but turning out some mighty dark sounds that rival the musique concrete or academic lab experimenters of the 60s! Much of the work is very textural – and almost feels ... (Sound Library, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great recording 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! Reich heads up the recording himself – working here with 9 percussionists, 2 vocalists, a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful larger concept work from Max Richter – based on the writings of Virginia Woolf, which are read at three short points in the set – to introduce the kind of subtle sonic spectrums that we've really come to love in Richter's music! The album mixes together Max's own sounds on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
A fantastic addition to the catalog of Terry Riley during his most influential years – a set that features two long, extended organ performances by the minimalist – both on a par with his best records of the time! The similarity in title to Riley's classic Rainbow In Curved Air album ... read moreCD
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
Terry Riley/Ictus —
In C ... CD Cypres (UK), 1997. Used ...
Oscar Rocchi/Fabio Fabor/Chiarosi —
Dramatest ... LP Fonovideo/Schema (Italy), 1974. New Copy ...
Some of the most offbeat music we've heard from Italian musician Oscar Rocchi – a set that's not nearly as jazzy as some of his other work of the time, and which instead serves as a wonderfully experimental approach to keyboards! The set's done in collaboration with Fabio Fabor (and has ... (Sound Library, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful project from pianist Tom Rogerson – a record that features his work on the acoustic keys in a sonic setting provided by Brian Eno – a beautiful blend of organic elements that almost feels like some of the best of Eno's Ambient projects from the late 70s, or the more minimal ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
Nice extended suite of early electronic music, written and performed by Andrew Rudin of the Electronic Music Center of the Philadelphia Music Academy. The sound is similar to some of the other Nonesuch electronic albums from the time, like works by Morton Subotnick and Kenneth Gaburo. The piece ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Conductor Antal Dorati earned his reputation on a range of vivid, colorful recordings with the Minneapolis Symphony – but he could also be a committed modernist when he wanted, as you'll hear on this fantastic set with the London Symphony from 1962! The works here represent some of the ... (Classical, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The definitely got the title right on this one – as the album's got plenty of violin, but never in the way you might expect – as the instrument is used in all these weird and wonderful ways that really make the record a treat! There's neither classical nor jazz-based violin approaches ... (Sound Library, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Amazing! This is one of the coolest sets we've seen in years – and everything about it is fantastic, from the package right down to the triple-length set of music! The set features rare unreleased recordings from Raymond Scott's legendary Manhattan Research electronic music studios – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 – on red, white & blue vinyl – plus download!)
An amazing lost trove of work by electronic music Raymond Scott – sounds that were never issued commercially, and which may well represent the last corner of his genius yet to be explored! The music here was all created in Scott's home studio on Long Island – and is a fantastic blend ... (Sound Library, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(3LPs in their individual sleeves – plus 20 page book and download!)
A record that's way cooler than you might expect from the title – which is already pretty darn cool itself! The set's got sounds from an astounding array of instruments played by the pair – not just the electronics and keyboards you'd usually get on a record like this – but also ... (Sound Library, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the first albums ever from this legendary British creative force in jazz – heard here at a time when the group was a quintet – with the mighty drummer John Stevens at the lead – alongside mindblowingly fresh performances from Evan Parker on soprano sax, Kenny Wheeler on ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
(SHM-CD pressing! Beautiful package – a tiny LP sleeve replica of the original Island cover and label!)
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 light wear, a cutout hole, and a small rip on the opening. Cover & labels have an ink stamp.)
One of Stockhausen's more extended compositions, and a haunting piece composed for soprano, choir groups, and a very strange mix of instruments – including lots of weird percussion, and some very spooky electric organ. There's a solo soprano out front, who punctuates the piece with a lot of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Original pressing of this classic electronic score by Morton Subotnick, an LP that was, as the label says, the "first original full-scale composition created expressly for the record medium." One long work, divided in half, and featuring some of Subotnick's best early computer music work! LP, Vinyl record album
Morton Subotnick —
Touch ... LP Columbia, Late 60s. Very Good ...
Late 60s genius from electronician Morton Subotnick – a spare and extended piece that's filled with plenty of great analogue bits! The feel of the work is very bubbling and rhythmic – electronic notes clattering together with a really earthy feel – then sliding into more spacey ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound Masterworks pressing. Cover has some wear, peeling & tape along the seams.)
The complete document of the amazing Syrinx – a very trippy Canadian group whose use of electronics was years ahead of its time! These guys are neither proggy nor noisy – and instead use a range of keyboards and analogue sythesizers in these wonderfully varied styles – sometimes ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
Midori Takada & Masahiko Satoh —
Lunar Cruise ... CD RCA/WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1990. New Copy ...
Beautiful beautiful work from this spare Japanese duo – Midori Takada on marimba, gong, bells, and drums – and Masahiko Satoh on piano and electronics! The pair work here in a style that's not quite jazz, but also not much like some of the other Japanese instrumental sounds of the 80s ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
Beautiful beautiful work from this spare Japanese duo – Midori Takada on marimba, gong, bells, and drums – and Masahiko Satoh on piano and electronics! The pair work here in a style that's not quite jazz, but also not much like some of the other Japanese instrumental sounds of the 80s ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
2 works each by Xenakis and Penderecki, both conducted by Lukas Foss, and featuring Paul Zukofsky as the main soloist on one piece. Our favorite is Xenakis' "Pithoprakta", which has a cold atonal sound, and lots of amazing instrumentation that sounds sparsely electronic. LP, Vinyl record album
Japanese percussionist Yamashta plays a host of different percussion instruments in this set of tracks composed by Peter Maxwell Davies, Hans Werner Henze, and Toru Takemitsu. The sound varies, but there's some very cool moments where he seems to go a bit mad. (Rock, Out Sound)LP, Vinyl record album
Yugen ... CD Jazzland (Norway), 2017. New Copy ...
Yugen is a pretty interesting little duo – Marthe Lea on saxes, guitar, voice, and percussion – and Hakon Aase on violin, kantele, percussion, and harmonium – both coming together with sounds that are way more than the sum of their instruments! There's a moody, atmospheric vibe ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD