Bernard Parmegiani —
Rock ... LP Transversales Disques (France), 1982. New Copy (reissue)...
Never-released music by electroacoustic legend Bernard Parmegiani – created in his incredible studio, pictured on the front cover – and issued here for the first time ever! The sounds were created for a film in the early 80s – and they feature Parmegiani working on a beautiful ... (Sound Library, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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. Box has light wear and a split on one bottom edge.)
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 surface wear.)
A very offbeat set of avant jazz – with Rev Fred Lane as MC and vocalist! (Jazz, Out Sound)LP, Vinyl record album
(3rd edition, in the "Second Edition" hand colored folder cover, with a bumped corner.)
Jean-Francois Pauvros & Gaby Bizien —
No Man's Land ... LP Souffle Continu (France), 1976. New Copy (reissue)...
Incredible improvisations between guitar and percussion – served up here on an obscure French album from the 70s, produced by the legendary Jef Gilson – and with a vibe that's quite different than British albums of this nature from the time! Jean Francois Pauvros has a very open ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Music from a very dark landscape – unreleased improvisations from the duo of Jean-Francois Pauvros and Gaby Bizien – recorded right around the same time as their famous album No Man's Land! Bizien plays an large amount of instruments, all with a strong dynamic range – a core ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Very cool vinyl – heavy, one-sided, and with a cool etched surface on the other side!)
A beautiful set of electronics from this lesser-known Danish composer – music done for a slide show of photographs by American photographer Stuart Fox – but a record that works beautifully on its own! The music certainly resonates with some of the best German, British, and French ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
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
Amazing sounds from the 70s Italian scene! Giusto Pio was a contemporary and colleague of Franco Battiato, and this excellent recording was produced by Battiato, and it's got the same sort of fragile, beautiful, minimal sound that made his classic works so great! The album contains two long ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredibly spooky record – one cut by a cult of survival fanatics in mid 80s Montana – and featuring spoken and sung bits originally performed for members of their congregation! The group owned a big chunk of land in southern Montana, where they built a huge amount of bombs shelters ... (Comedy/Spoken, Out Sound)read moreCD
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 groundbreaking set of modal minimal tracks that stands as one of Reich's most popular and accessable works. The music is extremely subtle, and features 18 musicians playing a variety of violins, cellos, clarinets, pianos, marimbas, and vibes – all in short cyclic passages that move in and ... 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
Terry Riley/Ictus —
In C ... CD Cypres (UK), 1997. Used ...
Dean Roberts/Werner Dafeldecker —
Aluminum ... CD Erstwhile, 2000. Used ...
(Out of print.)
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
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
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!)
Very wild 3 LP set of work reissued here on 2 CDs, that has Alan Silva leading a large jazz group that includes just about everyone that was recording for BYG/Actuel at the time – like Alan Shorter, Roscoe Mitchell, Steve Lacy, Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman, Don Moye, Jerome Cooper, and others. ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
The 4th, and arguably the most interesting, of this instrumental Sonic Youth series! The record features SY teaming up with the likes of Christian Marclay, Jim O'Rourke, Takehisha Kosugi, William Winnat, Christian Wolff, and Wharton Tiers – on a set of tracks that provide a fitting farewell ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD