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
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
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
The second release from the legendary This Heat – only an EP, but a record that still packs enough of a punch to beat most full length sets at the time! These guys have found themselves a bit more since their debut – and the record is maybe a bit more tuneful overall, yet still filled ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful reissue – with heavy vinyl, a tip-on cover, and a bonus booklet too!)
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.)
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
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
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 very unusual look at the sound of the avant garde – one that begins much earlier than most other collections, and that features a fairly wide range of musical genres too! The set offers up a comprehensive look at modern music in many forms – from initial moments in more serious ... 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 moreLP, 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.)