An incredible record from the glory days of Flying Dutchman! The session's one of a rare few cut by electronic musician Jon Appleton, and it's a stunning blend of analogue electronics and sonic cut up material – a record of musique concrete compositions to rival the greatest work coming out ... read moreCD
A fantastic record – and a really mindblowing mix of spiritual jazz and electronics! The set is an amazing collaboration between trumpeter Don Cherry and pioneering electronic musician Jon Appleton – one of those rare meetings of the minds that goes far deeper than you'd expect! On ... read moreCD
Ab Baars & Terrie Ex —
Hef ... CD Terp/Atavistic, 2002. Used ...
A legendary meeting of free jazz talents – and one of those records that completely changed the game during the 70s! Both guitarist Derek Bailey and drummer Han Bennink work here at a level that seems completely divorced from American roots in jazz – about as strongly in the post-68 ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Franco Battiato —
Fetus ... LP Superior Viaduct, 1971. New Copy Gatefold ...
One of the most bizarre early works by Italian composer Franco Battiato – a record with a fetus on the cover, an inside image of his paper-mache mother, with a walk-in birth canal, and a subtitle that reads "return to the new world"! The musical style mixes Battiato's mid 70s ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Franco Battiato —
Pollution ... LP Superior Viaduct, 1972. New Copy Gatefold ...
A really full-on early set from Franco Battiato – a set that's maybe halfway between some of his more avant compositions and some of the modes of the Italian prog scene at the time! The album's a concept one, based on the growing pollution of the planet – in a mode that's maybe similar ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A key turning point in the career of Italian modernist Franco Battiato – as he leaves behind the straighter progressive format of his first two albums, and moves into a mode that's much more experimental! The album features four long compositions – all of which show Battiato ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Weird and wonderful sounds from one of the coolest spots in the universe – the legendary BBC Radiophonic Workshop, home to a mix of surprisingly groovy and experimental electronic music! This album was issued on the 25th anniversary of the sonic institution – and it features a strong ... (Sound Library, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A cool mixture of rock and electronics – a perfect example of the Beaver & Krause team at their best! The ensemble on this one is bigger than usual, and the players includes jazz musicians like Mike Bloomfield, Gerry Mulligan, and Howard Roberts – but Beaver & Krause still play ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best records ever from Beaver and Krause – largely because there's not so much noodling! This one features the pair on moog and organ, with help from Dave Grusin on piano, Milt Holland on percussion, Howard Roberts on guitar, and Bud Shank on reeds. The sound isn't jazz at all ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Han Bennink & Terrie Ex —
Zeng! ... CD Terp (Netherlands), 2007. Used ...
Sharp, jagged and intuitive interplay from what a pair that works very well together – Dutch postpunk adventurer Terrie Ex of the The Ex – and improvistation jazz drums titan Han Bennik! Zeng doesn't pummel as much as you might be expecting, though they do make a might racket when the ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
Wild stuff – a soundtrack made up of a number of different avant classical pieces, designed to accompany the film The Female Prisoner. Boulez directs Webern's "Five Pieces For Orchestra OP 10", and Leonard Bernstein directs Mahler's "Third Movement from Symphony No 4". ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing – but spine has a small bit of seam splitting. Cover has a cutout mark.)
Peter Brotzmann, Mahmoud Gania, Hamid Drake —
Wels Concert ... CD Okka Disk, 1997. Used ...
1996 recording of a concert featuring Peter Brotzmann in the company of Chicago percussionist Hamid Drake and percussionist/singer Mahmoud Gania. Free stuff, dominated by Brotzmann's gutsy tenor, but with lots of nice percussion moments from Drake, and some moody vocal inflections by Gania. 70 ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
Beautiful sounds from Joanna Brouk – an artist who was sometimes lost amidst the new age scene of the 80s, but one who's got a much deeper, more intellectual approach overall! True, Brouk's music does have a certain meditative spirit – but she also was a student of Terry Riley and ... read moreCD
Beautiful sounds from Joanna Brouk – an artist who was sometimes lost amidst the new age scene of the 80s, but one who's got a much deeper, more intellectual approach overall! True, Brouk's music does have a certain meditative spirit – but she also was a student of Terry Riley and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A jazz set, but one that also marks some of the first steps into more "serious" settings for Roscoe Mitchell – who plays bass sax, tenor, and e flat soprano clarinet here. Gerald Oshita plays baritone, Conn-o-sax, and Sarussophone – and Tom Buckner provides voice. (Jazz, Out Sound)LP, Vinyl record album
A strong second volume in the Free Jazz Bitmaps series on Sonnenzimmer label – an experimental, though thoroughly hypnotic set that reinterprets the brilliant solo improvisations on volume one into an alltogether new, just as compelling set of music! It features pieces by spearheading player ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pretty compelling record from the Chicago scene – one that brings together the city's historical music roots and some of the best improvisers working today! Side one features these cool little cuts from Nick Butcher – made up of "microsamples" of older Chicago jazz and ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nothing cheap about this record – as it's one of the most beautiful John Cage recordings we've heard from the 70s – a set of solo piano work, played with a sensitivity that's really surprising! The music is extrapolated from Eric Satie's "Socrate", and inflected with chance ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
John Cage/Luciano Berio/Ilhan Mimaroglu —
Electronic Music ... LP Turnabout, Late 50s/Early 60s. Very Good ...
Great early electronic music – featuring 3 seminal pieces! Berio's piece "Visage" is a musique concrete piece based on recordings of Cathy Berbarian on vocals and electronic sounds made by Berio. Cage's piece is a 1958 recording of "Fontana Mix". Ilhan Mimaroglu's " ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has some wear, spine splitting & some marker in one corner.)
One of those landmark meetings of mighty talents that sounds even better on record than it does on paper – as the set somehow finds this really special space that's completely between all the best early 70s modes of both Terry Riley and John Cale! Cale was really coming into his own at the ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
Modern art, but of the sonic variety – served up here by composer Daniela Casa on a rare sound library album, but with a free-thinking quality that rivals the best of the avant garde at the time! Unlike some more staid, academic record, there's no overarching concept here – no detailed ... (Sound Library, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Early set of different trio recordings, featuring Eugene in the company of players like Henry Kaiser, Owen Maercks, Randy Hutton, and Duck Baker. All tracks recorded during sessions in 1977, and instrumentation includes a lot of strange guitars – like toy ones, plastic ones, and the usual ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, in great shape – save for one corner that has a tiny bit of wear.)
Don Cherry really breaks out here on his classic Mu sessions from France – using the new freedoms of post-68 Paris to explore themes at a level that would set the tone for generations to come! The album's very spare, and very improvised – with Cherry on pocket trumpet, piano, and ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of the coolest, weirdest music that electronic genius Suzanne Ciani ever recorded – sounds for a live performance of a socially-conscious opera – but done with a very eerie vibe that must have overwhelmed any of the artists on the stage! On record, the music works more as one long ... (Soundtracks, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of the weirdest, wildest work you'll ever hear from Patrick Cowley – very different than his 80s club music, although still very electronic overall! The music here is from a very early point in Cowley's career – recorded as experimental pieces with singer Candida Royale, who ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An amazing record from one of the most legendary forces in the New York No Wave scene at the start of the 80s! At the time, DNA was one of the most uproarious acts in that increasingly legendary NYC scene – a group that featured Arto Lindsay's scratchy guitar and haggard banshee wail of a ... (Rock, Out Sound)read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Arnold Dreyblatt & The Orchestra Of Excited String —
Propellers In Love ... LP Hat Hut/Superior Viaduct, 1986. New Copy (reissue)...
Beautiful sounds from Arnold Dreyblatt and his "excited strings" – an acoustic bass body that's refitted with a different string lineup, and mixed here with other instruments of a string-heavy nature! Yet the music is hardly the usual "with strings" sounds, nor any sort ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful combination of talents – the compositional work of Harris Eisenstadt, and the dynamic performance range of the Mivos Quartet – who bring life to Eisenstadt's music in a way that you'd never hear on his own records! The combination of a jazz talent and a string quartet is ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The most beautiful album we've heard so far from keyboardist John Ellis – a set issued by the Gondwana label of trumpeter Matthew Halsall, and a set that's every bit as spiritual as his work too! There's maybe a bit more of an overall structure to the record – which partially feels ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
A bit academic, but still pretty darn beautiful! This early instrumental release by Eno was part of Island's short-lived series of modern music from the mid 70s – and it's the first time that Eno really explored his farther-reaching ideas on record. The set features 2 pieces: "Discreet ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
A compilation LP of sorts – though at the time of its release most of this material had not been heard in this form! The album's more or less part of the "Ambient" series Eno had started that year with Music For Airports – and it's presented with similarly simple, elegant ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD