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
You might know the music of Jean-Jacques Perry from his groovy moog albums of the late 60s – but here, the European electronic pioneer works in a very different format – on a record of early analogue lullabies with a very dreamy feel! The style's very peaceful and mellow – very ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered 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
Tom Phillips —
Irma ... CD Matchless (UK), 1988. Used ...
A very cool project – an "opera" of sorts, but maybe more of a vocal chamber piece – featuring John Tilbury on piano and radio, Lol Coxhill on saxophone and voice, Philips on vocal, Ian Mitchel on clarinet and Keith Rowe on guitar, radio, tapes and cello! CD
(Out of print.)
Phonos Ek Mechanes —
C+- ... CD Bolt (Poland), 2012. Used ...
An album of music so trippy, it was originally marketed as "a new invention that gets you high with sound" when it was released in the 70s! And while we're not going to reveal whether or not the record had that effect on us, we can say that it's a wonderful lost relic of underground ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An important album in the evolution of sparer and solo jazz on the European scene – one that only features bass work by Francois Rabbath, augmented only by drums and percussion from Armand Molinetti! The spare sound is incredibly compelling – still quite rhythmic, and often quite ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and aging on back.)
The album's billed as "electronic music from the realization of eternity" – and given the spacey modes within, we can certainly see these sounds flowing out to the other side of the universe! The whole thing features moogy creations by Nik Raicevic (aka Nik Pascal) – done at ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – with a "Do Not Listen To This Album If You Are Stoned" sticker!)
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
Two sides of legendary experimental composer Steve Reich – with one side composed for a large ensemble, the other side comparably pared down and composed for a quartet! The former is the 14+ minute "Pulse" played by the International Contemporary Ensemble, with 4 violins, a viola, ... 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
Unreleased work from Terry Riley – recorded in the WDR studios of German Radio, and a tremendous addition to his catalog! The first half of the music here features Riley on piano and electronics, in duet with Krishna Bhatt on sitar and tabla – in a mode that further unlocks the ... read moreCD
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 mid 80s effort from Hans-Joachim Roedelius – his 10th solo album – and perhaps his biggest step away to this point from electronics and more identifiably Krautrock styled sounds! Here Roedelius builds his pieces for piano, guitar, cello, violin and synthesizer – with more of an ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Groundbreaking work from the French scene of the postwar years – easily one of the most important places to put the word "experiment" in experimental music! The sounds here really live up to the promise of the title – really revolutionary explosions in sound from musicians ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Steffen Schleiermacher, Eberhard Blum, Jan William —
New York School 2 ... CD Hat Hut (Switzerland), 1993. Used ...
Compositions by Earle Brown, John Cage, Morton Feldman and Christian Wolff. CD
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 moreCD
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!)
Electronic music from a very far-flung source – served up here in a set of vintage recordings by one of the leading experimentalists in Indonesia at the end of the 70s – an artist with a sound that's nicely different than preceding decades of American and European electronic pioneers! ... read moreCD
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
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
(Cover has a split top seam and some wear.)
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
(Quadraphonic pressing in a gold border cover.)
Joseph Suchy —
Entskidoo ... LP Entenpfuhl (Germany), 2001. Near Mint- ...
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
Fantastic sound experiments from David Toop – maybe some of his most improvised music on record, done in collaboration with Paul Burwell – one of Toop's main musical partners since the late 60s! Both musicians handle a wide variety of instruments – flutes, whistles, percussion, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A seminal set of recordings of material from Edgar Varese – key Robert Craft takes on three earlier compositions, and the debut of "Poeme Electronique", which was created at the 1958 Brussels World Fair! "Ionisation" hs a complex mix of percussion instruments, played by ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(70s gray label Masterworks pressing. Cover has some wear.)
An electronic masterpiece from Mexican experimentalist Carlos Alvarado – spun out in this spacey style that's almost spiritual jazz at times, thanks to the use of acoustic elements on flute, kalimba, and percussion! Alvarado plays a host of keyboards – Arp, Korg, and plenty more – ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500! Great pressing – with insert, sticker, and foldover sleeve. Please note: This copy has a creased corner.)
Michel Waisvisz —
Crackles ... LP Claxon/FMP (Germany), 1978. Near Mint- ...
Weird album of electronics, released in conjunction with FMP, and played by Michel Waisvisz on a "crackle synthesizer" – whatever that is! The sound is nice and raw, with a good harsh electronic sound that seems to hint at later developments in industrial music. Titles include ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Three works performed by the Ars Nova Ensemble, with Marius Constant conducting. The most interesting of these is "Polytope", a work for 4 orchestras scattered throughout the audience. "Medea" is a work for men's chorus, galets, and orchestra; and "Syrmos" is for a ... read moreLP, 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
The first, and arguably the best, of John Zorn's Naked City albums. The sound is extremely intense, and represents a blinding blend of influences, most of which Zorn had been showcasing in more easy going settings on previous albums. The core group includes Bill Frisell, Wayne Horvitz, Fred Frith ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
5 pieces from Achim Christian Bornhoft, Anna Ikramova, Marcus Antonius Wesselmann, Thomas Neuhaus & Kilian Schwoon. CD
Expo 1 ... CD Deutsche Grammophon, 2017. New Copy 2CD ...
Call it neo-classical, post-classical, or whatever you want – there's been a heck of a lot of new sounds and styles happening in the world of "serious" music – recordings that include both newly experimental work from artists who'd previously played in a more conventional mode ... (Classical, Out Sound)read moreCD
A classic ECM compilation – with material by Steve Kuhn & Sheila Jordan, Paul Motian, Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Jack DeJohnette, Steve Reich, Codona, Terje Rypdal, Old & New Dreams, and others! (Jazz, Out Sound)LP, Vinyl record album
Pieces from Achim Wollscheid, Hildegard Westerkamp, John Hudak, Christof Migone, RLM, Steve Peters, Christina Kubisch, Brandon LaBelle & Steve Roden, Toshiya Tsunoda, Jio Shimizu, Richard Lerman & Leland W. Sprinkle. Book edited by Brandon LaBelle & Steve Roden. CD
A deep look at the electronic music underground in the 60s, 70s, and 80s – not the academic theoreticians who were slaving away in university laboratories, but the more independent, freewheeling talents who were using the initial analogue moment to open up their own boundaries in time and ... read moreCD