One of Stockhausen's vocal pieces, most of which tend to get overlooked in light of his electronic work – which is really a shame, because Stockhausen manages to get qualities out of the singers that you rarely hear in avant garde vocal works. This piece is no exception, and throughout the ... read moreCD
Karlheinz Stockhausen —
Mantra ... CD Accord (France), 1996. Used ...
Stockhausen's famous "Mantra" is a unique work, based on a 13 note system created by the composer that gives the work a haunting spacey sound. The piece is performed here on twin pianos, in a 1996 recording that features Janka & Jurg Wyttenbach as the lead soloists. The pair play ... read moreCD
An incredible juxtaposition of the music of Karlheinz Stockhausen and Ludwig Von Beethoven – not interwoven, as in Stockhausen's famous Kurzwellen Mit Beethoven – but offered up side by side, and played beautifully by pianist Pi Hsien Chen! The CD begins with four "Klavierstuck&quo ... read moreCD
Demetrio Stratos steps away from the group Area, and makes some even more amazing music on his own – in an experimental set of vocal performances dedicated to John Cage, Cathy Berberian, and other key avant figures of the time! Stratos hardly sings – and instead uses his voice in ways ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Joseph Suchy —
Tau/Pi ... 7-inch Tonschacht (Germany), 2000. Near Mint- (pic cover)...
A beautiful album of minimal, ambient sounds – a set that would be right at home in the world of Brian Eno's Obscure Music label – or maybe some of the chamber instrumental experiments of UK artists like Penguin Cafe Orchestra or Gavin Bryers! Like the former, there's an optimistic ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Maybe one of the most beautiful albums we've ever heard from Midori Takada – a set that's overflowing with her own work on a variety of percussion instruments – spreading out slowly, and really taking the time to open up in a completely magical way! The record features vocals from ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(One-sided disc – with laser-etched image on the reverse!)
MKWAJU Ensemble (Midori Takada) —
KI-Motion ... CD Columbia/WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1981. New Copy ...
One of the first projects from Japanese musical legend Midori Takada – working here with the MKWJU Ensemble, but with sounds that are very similar to most of her later solo work! As with those records, there's an approach here that seeks to fuse the acoustic with the electric, the organic ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
One of the first projects from Japanese musical legend Midori Takada – working here with the MKWJU Ensemble, but with sounds that are very similar to most of her later solo work! As with those records, there's an approach here that seeks to fuse the acoustic with the electric, the organic ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tortusa & Inge Breistein —
Mind Vessel ... CD Jazzland (Norway), 2018. New Copy ...
One of the deeper, darker sets we've heard from the Jazzland label in recent years – a set that blends the saxophone of Inge Weatherhead Breistein with lots of layered electronics – at a level that takes us back to our favorite records from the early days of the label! Things here are ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
A trio of albums that represent important early recordings of compositions by groundbreaking sonic genius Edgar Varese! First is the album Complete Works – an early series of recordings supervised by composer Edgard Varese – featuring versions of what were then his complete works! The ... read moreCD
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
A great double-length 70s collection of work recorded by Edgar Varese for Columbia at the start of the 60s – two albums' worth of avant electronics, atonal orchestrations, and unusual tape experiments! The album includes the great "Poem Electronique" – created by Varese on ... (Classical, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Totally weird sounds from a totally weird place – Oregon's Enchanted Forest sanctuary – a playful park with a look and feel that's right out of fantasy books and fairy tales! The music here definitely has a sound to match – almost like videogame themes that you'd hear if the ... (Sound Library, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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.)
Alexander Von Schlippenbach/Evan Parker/Paul Loven —
Detto Fra Di Noi ... LP Po Torch (UK), 1981. Near Mint- 2LP ...
Parker, Lovens, and Schlippenbach perform live at the 1981 Rassegna Internazionale Del Jazz in Pisa, Italy. The album documents their entire performance together, and features 3 long tracks, all of which are free improvisations: "Ciclone", "Fra di Noi" and "Abbondanza" ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Incredibly dark work from Igor Wakhevitch – and a record that seems to presage both industrial and goth music a decade ahead of its time! The album comes from a more serious, almost academic perspective – with echoes of the more creative electronic work of the late 60s, and some of the ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ralf Wehowsky & Kevin Drumm —
Cases ... CD Selektion (Germany), 2001. Used ...
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
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 moreCD
Darkly electronic sounds from Marino Zuccheri – the legendary sound engineer who helped composers like Luigi Nono, John Cage, and Bruno Maderna realize their musical visions in the recording studio! The sounds here were created for an exhibition in the Italian Pavilion in the Montreal Expo ... (Sound Library, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The "Brian" in the title is Brian Eno – as you might guess from that image from Another Green World in the middle of the cover – but the sound of this set is quite different than what you might expect! CD1 imagines the sounds that Eno would talk about informing the music of ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
Cold wave completists, eat your heart out – because this incredible 4CD set is overflowing with early analogue electronic gems from the UK scene – served up in a really beautiful book-style package that's overflowing with notes to support the superb selection of tracks! The music here ... (Rock, 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
A mindblowing record from the Krautrock generation – especially when you consider that it was issued by the Philips label as a massive 3LP package, complete in a silver-toned, textured sleeve that also came with a real mirror attached to the front! The music is every bit as far-reaching as ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Fantastic reissue – done just like the original, right down to the mirror on the cover – and also comes with a bonus 7" single of their non-LP material! Please note there is a slight crease on the LP jacket.)