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✨✧ Nam June PaikWorks 1958-1979 ... CD
Sub Rosa, Late 50s/1960s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great collection of musical work by Nam June Paik – the artist who's probably best known to most for his groundbreaking video work, and his relationship to the Fluxus movement – but who was also an important student of John Cage, and used a lot of great experimental music in his own work. A number of the pieces on the set are piano-based, and a few others feature tape/sound collages that get pretty way out. Titles include "Hommage A John Cage", "Etude For Piano Forte", "Prepared Piano For Merce Cunningham", and "Duett Paik/Takis". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Franco BattiatoPollution ... LP
Superior Viaduct, 1973. New Copy ... On September 22, 2017
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 to Earth Rot, by David Axelrod – and like that set, Battiato mixes together unusual sounds and ideas with some more straightforward rockish passages. Battiato works with a small group of musicians – and while guitar steps to the lead at some points, others very much more abstract sounds and forms. Titles include "Il Silenzio Del Rumore", "31 Dicembre 1999 – Ore 9", "Beta", "Plancton", "Pollution", and "Areknames". LP, Vinyl record album

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Harry BertoiaClear Sounds/Perfetta ... CD
Sonambient, 1971/1973. New Copy ... $13.99
The first new record in years from the legendary Sonambient label – the musical home of sculptor Harry Bertoia, whose creations were always made with their sonic properties in mind! The two pieces here are from Bertoia's tape archives – and both feature his unusual sound sculptures in performance – at a level that's sometimes a bit more subtle than some of the previous Sonambient releases – really showing the creative care that the man brought into his work. These aren't clangy metal industrial sounds – nor do they bear any relation to bells, chimes, or gongs – and instead, the music here is very organic and of this planet – in the way that Bertoia's sculptures always sought to capture and transform the workings of the world. CD

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Braen & Raskovich (Alessandro Alessandroni/GiulianDrammatico (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Panda/Sonor (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
They're not kidding with the title of this one – as the album leaps off to a very dramatic style, right from the start – with a surprisingly noisy sound titled after the incubation of the heavens! That noise moves aside a bit as the album moves on, but the whole thing still stays very strongly in the fuzzy, freaky territory you might know from other Italian rarities issued under the name of Braen and Raskovich – which were both studio pseudonyms for Alessandro Alessandroni and Giuliano Sorgini! Yet despite the fame of both of those artists in other settings, they're very much in a different space here – not just psych-inspired sound library modes, but also pre-industrial sounds too – of a style that seems to hint at the darker depths of the British underground in the post-punk years. At times, if we told you the album was a project by Throbbing Gristle, you wouldn't be surprised – and like TG, there's some surprisingly tuneful points amidst the noisier moments. Titles include "Dispersi", "Accerchiamento", "Linea Di Resistenza", "Insidia", "Ultimo Istante", and "Avanzata". (Sound Library, Out Sound) LP, Vinyl record album

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David DunnAutonomous & Dynamical Systems ... CD
New World, 2007. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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Flute & VoiceDrachenlieder (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Wah Wah (Spain), 1974/1975. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
A remade version of an album recorded by this enigmatic German duo in the mid 70s, but never issued at the time – resurrected from its original tapes in the mid 90s, and augmented in ways that really open up the sound, while still keeping the core of the music intact! The instrumentation here is a bit more dynamic than on earlier Flute & Voice projects – and uses a bit of keyboards, electric guitars, and more acoustic strings with the two elements of the group's name – so much so, the music almost features more of those other aspects than just flute and voice! Things are relatively spare, and mostly instrumental throughout – kind of at a spot where prog moves into spaciousness, like the start of the Sky Records scene. Titles include "Dear President", "Drachenlied", "Ruth's Blues", "Wie Lange", "Zwolf Monde", and "Bajazzo". (Rock, Out Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500! Includes a great heavy booklet, too.)

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Flute & VoiceImaginations Of Light (plus Hallo Rabbit) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Wah Wah (Spain), 1970/1973. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99
Sublime sounds from a group who definitely offer up what they promise from their name, but also add in some great extra elements too! The use of flute and voice seems to start in a space that's inspired by Indian music, but also takes off into slightly progressive territory too – very spare, and acoustic throughout – with vocal sounds instead of lyrics, and more guitar and sitar than flute! The tunes build slowly, spaciously – almost with an improvised vibe – and the vocal lines are usually a bit more back in the mix than the guitar, and the two work together with a quality that's almost like improvised music, but with more of an advance structure overall. Great package includes the group's first album – plus their never-issued Hallo Rabbit record from the same time! (Rock, Out Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies! Comes with a big booklet of notes, too.)

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Philip GlassPiano Works – Vikingur Olafsson ... CD
Deutsche Grammophon, 2017. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
A fantastic solo piano presentation of the music of Philip Glass – on a record that maybe even has a more haunting approach to the sounds than similar efforts by the composer himself! Icelandic pianist Vikingur Olafsson brings a slightly dynamic reading to some of the work – almost echoing the larger Glass ensemble mode, but through dexterity on the piano – and two of the pieces are presented with contributions from the Siggi String Quartet, on reworked versions of "Etudes No 2" and "Opening From Glassworks" by Christian Badzura. Other selections include nine more Etudes and a solo piano reading of "Opening From Glassworks". CD

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Fernando GrilloFluvine ... CD
Cramps/Ampersand, 1976. Used ... $11.99
Beautiful work from Fernando Grillo – an artist who plays the string bass more like an engine for creating sounds than a traditional jazz or classical instrument! His work here has a relatively improvised feel, but also a very careful one too – a great sensitivity for subtle sounds amidst more dynamic ones – in ways that remind us of similar recordings by Barre Phillips or Barry Guy, but with a slightly more academic feel. LP features 4 long tracks – all numbered variations of "Fluvine". CD
(Out of print US pressing.)

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Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova ConsonanzaNuova Consonanza ... CD
RCA/Schema (Italy), 1966. New Copy ... $18.99
Some of the most striking work we've ever heard from this legendary Italian group – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given the power of their work in the 60s and 70s! The assemblage features important avant garde sounds from Ennio Morricone – and offers up a real look at the roots of the atonal and offbeat musical elements that he'd explore on his famous horror soundtracks – but in a setting that's right out there with the farthest reaches of the experimental scene at the time! As the group's name implies, there's a lot of improvisation going on here – played by musicians who include Morricone on trumpet, Frederic Rzewski on piano, Mario Bertoncini on percussion, John Heineman on trombone, Roland Kayn on Hammond and vibes, Franco Evangelisti on piano and percussion, and Ivan Vandor on tenor sax. Yet the sound is hardly free jazz, either – as there's more of a avant compositional vibe going on – a bit like the sense of chance in the music of John Cage, especially as the instruments and players shift from track to track. Titles include "Quartetto", "Trio Di Fiati", "Improvvisazione Per Cinque", "Improvvisazione Per Otto", "RKBA 1675/1", and the haunting "Cantata", which just features voices processed through filters and reverb! CD
Also available Nuova Consonanza (with bonus CD) ... LP 22.99

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Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova ConsonanzaNuova Consonanza (with bonus CD) ... LP
RCA/Schema (Italy), 1966. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99
Some of the most striking work we've ever heard from this legendary Italian group – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given the power of their work in the 60s and 70s! The assemblage features important avant garde sounds from Ennio Morricone – and offers up a real look at the roots of the atonal and offbeat musical elements that he'd explore on his famous horror soundtracks – but in a setting that's right out there with the farthest reaches of the experimental scene at the time! As the group's name implies, there's a lot of improvisation going on here – played by musicians who include Morricone on trumpet, Frederic Rzewski on piano, Mario Bertoncini on percussion, John Heineman on trombone, Roland Kayn on Hammond and vibes, Franco Evangelisti on piano and percussion, and Ivan Vandor on tenor sax. Yet the sound is hardly free jazz, either – as there's more of a avant compositional vibe going on – a bit like the sense of chance in the music of John Cage, especially as the instruments and players shift from track to track. Titles include "Quartetto", "Trio Di Fiati", "Improvvisazione Per Cinque", "Improvvisazione Per Otto", "RKBA 1675/1", and the haunting "Cantata", which just features voices processed through filters and reverb! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD with entire album!)
Also available Nuova Consonanza ... CD 18.99

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David H Kimball (Peymont)Atmosfere No 1/2 (with bonus download) ... LP
Cinedelic (Italy), 1971. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $24.99
Weird electronics, spacey trumpet, and lots more going on too – all in a set that seems to bridge the gap between early analogue electronic experiments of the postwar years, and some of the ambient sounds to come at the end of the 70s! The music here is never too obtuse, but often does move past simple tunefulness – really exploring space with waves of electric sound, but with focused statements that give each track an individual spirit – and some of our favorite moments even move into territory of early 80s German groups, like Der Plan or Pyrolator, but with a sound here that's a decade ahead of its time! In keeping with the "atmospheres" title, you might think of each track as a visit to a tiny musical planet – with names that include "Congresso A Babilonia", "Inchiesta Sul Futuro", "Sogno Dionisiaco", "Sesso E Droga", "LSD Viaggio Nel Passato", "Incubo Di Isabel", "Venezia Oggi", "Apres L'Amour", and "Meditazione Yoga". (Sound Library, Out Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition of 600 – includes download!)

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Harry BertoiaHappy Spirit ... CD
Sonambient, 1970s. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print, packaged in a slim CD case.)

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From ScratchFive Rhythm Works ... CD
EM (Japan), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99
Fantastic percussion pieces from this ultra-cool New Zealand ensemble of the 70s – a group who take their name and inspiration from the Scratch Orchestra of Cornelius Cardew – but who also work in a more intimate setting, with lots of instruments of their own creation – with a vibe that sometimes reminds us of the music of Harry Party! Given the smallness of the NZ scene at the time, these guys were less of a high art ensemble, than the kind of creative criss-crossing of big ideas and grass roots expression – similar to that moment when the art and punk worlds worked together so strongly in late 70s New York. And the sound here would be right at home alongside some of the more creative artists from the Kitchen scene – as the group play, drum, and blow themselves through a wonderful array of rhythmic sounds! Titles include 'Out In Part", "Passage", "Drumwheel (part 2)", and passages from "Gung Ho". CD
 
 
 



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