Three very different slices of the genius of Edgar Varese – presented here on a set of classic Columbia recordings from the early 60s! "Arcana" is perhaps the most ambitious work here – structured for an orchestra of 120 musicians, 70 of whom are string players – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really haunting record from French composer Igor Wakhvitch – better-known for his more way-out material, but sounding equally great here on an unreleased instrumental set from the end of the last century! The music was composed on his "Mysterious Island 88" system of electronics ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
John Zorn —
Cobra ... LP Hat Hut (Switzerland), 1986. Very Good+ 2LP ...
One of John Zorn's best-known "game" pieces – served up here in both a studio and live performance! Zorn doesn't play anything on the recordings, but acts as the "prompter" – a conductor of sorts, encouraging improvisations from a variety of players that include Jim ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(In the original box! Note that side B has some oxidation on the surface, but seems to play fine. All other sides are great.)
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
One of our favorite Zorn "tribute" albums from the 80s – in this case a set of long pastiche tracks that pays hommage to pulp writer Mickey Spillane, Albert Collins, and the film Forbidden Fruit. The track "Spillane" is the best – a side-long number that features ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear, a cutout notch, and a promo stamp.)
Electro-acoustic work from Tom Lopez, William Rice, Bruce Hamilton, Jon Cristopher Nelson, Matt Ingalls, and Glenn Hackbarth. CD
(Out of prin.)
Option 1 ... CD Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2019. New Copy 2CD ...
A brilliant series of creative performances pulled from Option – a weekly music salon hosted organized by Chicago avant jazz talents Ken Vandermark, Tim Daisy, and Andrew Clinkman – featuring contributions from some of their greatest contemporaries, and a few older legends too! Most of ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
Live recordings from the experimental and free improv scene with a rotating cast of performers including Nels Cline, Alex Cline, Pauline Oliveros, Joe Potts, Rick Potts, Lynn Johnson, Philip Gelb, Julie Fowells, Vinny Golia, Sara Schoenbeck, Mike Watt and others. (Jazz, Out Sound)CD
The world of moogy music first exploded back in the late 60s – when artists like Bruce Haack, Perry-Kingsley, and others were making all these wonderfully weird records that featured heavy analogue electronics and other playful elements! By the 80s, most of that music had gone away – ... (Sound Library, Out Sound)read moreCD
Works by Richard Power, Brett Terry, James Bohm, Donnacha Dennehy, Andrew Walters, Benjamin Grosser, Chin-Chin Chen, and Christopher Preissing recorded at the Experimental Music Studios of University of Illinois. CD