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
One of the first albums ever from this legendary British creative force in jazz – heard here at a time when the group was a quintet – with the mighty drummer John Stevens at the lead – alongside mindblowingly fresh performances from Evan Parker on soprano sax, Kenny Wheeler on ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
(SHM-CD pressing! Beautiful package – a tiny LP sleeve replica of the original Island cover and label!)
Very free duets between these two ex-partners in the Spontaneous Music Ensemble – a session with very little structure at all, and sounds that are almost more FMP than other Ogun albums of the time! Evan Parker plays soprano sax throughout – and Stevens alternates between percussion ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A haunting work of his that mixes electronics with piano and viola, for a beautiful spare sound that has lots of dark jagged moments. Aloys Kontasky plays piano, and Stockhausen's on the filters and potentiomenters. The record is a beautiful mix of sounds, moods, and emotions, and it's a very ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The complete document of the amazing Syrinx – a very trippy Canadian group whose use of electronics was years ahead of its time! These guys are neither proggy nor noisy – and instead use a range of keyboards and analogue sythesizers in these wonderfully varied styles – sometimes ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
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 moreCD
Midori Takada & Masahiko Satoh —
Lunar Cruise ... CD RCA/WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1990. New Copy ...
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 moreCD
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
Nobukazu Takemura —
Scope ... CD Thrill Jockey, Mid/Late 90s. Used ...
Incredible work from this amazing Japanese composer! This album – his first full-length in the US – features an insane blend of electronics that encompasses a history of references, from 50s France to 90s Switzerland, all filtered through Takemura's unique ability to swim amidst a sea ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
One of the stranger records on FMP, but a pretty compelling one, too! The set's very much in a dadaist vocal mode – as you might guess from the Constructivist cover – and it features short tracks with Schlippenbach on piano, and weird singing and vocalizing from Johansson. The whole ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Westbrook performs variations on themes by Rossini – taken from operas that include Guglielmo Tell, Otello, Il Barbiere Di Eviglia, and La Gazza Ladra. The group is a septet with piano, tuba, piccolo, trombone, drums, alto sax, sopranino sax, and some voice by Kate Westbrook – and ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
A wonderfully spaced-out album of electronic rock from the early days of Island Records! White Noise are a bit like Silver Apples – mixing trippy rock with odd electronic twists that are all very much in a heady late 60s sort of way. But the "rock" component of the album is a very ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
Tom Hamilton plays electronics, Peter Zummo plays trombones and hoses – and the pair create a haunting mixture of sounds that recalls some of the more whimsical FMP sides from the 80s, or that makes you think what might have happened if Nicolas Collins had left the trombone part more intact ... read moreCD
A tribute to John Cage with tracks by David Byrne, Debbie Harry, Arto Lindsay, John Zorn, Jello Biafra & Eugene Chadbourne, Lou Reed, Joey Ramone and others – with interludes by Cage himself! (Rock, Out Sound)CD
10 tracks from Robert H. King, Alistair MacDonald, Kaffe Matthews, John Levack Drever, Chris Stout, Jonty Harrison, Psychotropic, Gregg Wagstaff & Dallas Simpson. CD
(Out of print, packaged in a slim sleeve.)
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