Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet —
Landfall ... CD Nonesuch, 2018. New Copy ...
A beautiful collaboration between two of the most important forces in leftfield music in the early 80s – multi-media artist Laurie Anderson and modern string legends Kronos Quartet – coming together here in an extended Anderson composition inspired by the experience of Hurricane Sandy! ... (Rock, Out Sound)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
Martin Archer/Julie Tippetts/Geraldine Monk —
Fluvium ... CD Discus (UK), 2002. Used ...
One of the spookiest albums we've ever heard from moog maestro Mort Garson – way darker and more complex than his Wozzard Of Id or moogy horoscope projects – with a feel that's much more like his legendary Black Mass album! Like that one, there's a fair current of supernatural running ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
One of the most abstract works of Italian modernist composer Franco Battiato – a set of three long pieces that create sound collages through the use of electronics, sound effects, pipe organ, voice, and processing! The work is some of Battiato's best – light years away from the rock ... read moreCD
Really beautiful work from legendary jazz composer/musician Karl Berger – a set that's maybe more "serious" than some of his early material, and definitely fits the "music with" title of the set! Berger's playing piano here with a string sextet – bass, violin, two ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
A long unreleased gem by Glenn Branca – his 1981 "guitar army" era Indeterminate Activity Of Resultant Masses – a hypnotic and chilly 31+ minute effort of guitar ether floating over spare drums and tympani! The main piece features 10 guitars and includes wee pups Thurston ... read moreCD
Cabaret Voltaire —
Mix Up ... CD Rough Trade/Mute, 1979. Used ...
The first Cabaret Voltaire, and a pretty dark affair. This s pretty noisy stuff, rather industrial but in a the original sense of the term, not the Nine In Ch Nails sense. Spare and haunting, classic stuff in it's own right. Includes 'Kirlian Photograph", "No Escape", "Fourth ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
A pretty decent album of prepared piano tracks – performed by Miguel Angel Coria, in the understated experimental music tradition of the Cramps label. Most tracks are relatively short, and the work follows in a Cage tradition, but has perhaps a bit more space. CD
Spacey piano work from Jordan De La Sierra – material that's clearly informed by the 60s experiments of La Monte Young and Terry Riley, but which also has a more open, spiritual quality too! The piano has a nice sense of tuning – one that's almost watery at points – and Jordan's ... read moreCD
A later ambient LP from Eno, with help from his brother pianist Roger Eno, and Daniel Lanois, with whom he'd collaborate a fair bit in the later part of his career. The music was originally composed to accompany a documentary film about the Apollo space flights, and like the best ambient Eno work, ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
Beautiful sounds from the Entourage ensemble – a group who were years ahead of their time, but hardly got recognized in the 70s – because all of their work was issued on the Folkways label! In some ways, the group grew out of two different strands – both the acoustic underground ... read moreCD
The second Jazzland album from Farvel – a group who definitely work in the deeper, darker reaches of the label's style – particularly that place where standard genres break down in search of new modes of expression! There's a subtle, beautiful magic going on here – as trumpet and ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
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 ... read moreCD
One of the most unusual "best of" collections you'll ever own – given that it features material pulled together from seven different albums by Ben LaMar Gay – none of which were ever released! The package is more of a debut than anything else – and a hell of a musical ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
A stunning collection of sounds from the legendary Philip Glass – a complete set of every single one of his recordings for Columbia Records – which is the label at which he did most of his important music! The set's a treasure trove of modernist musical moments – not just a ... read moreCD
A beautiful score from Philip Glass – the kind of spare sounds that make his soundtrack material some of our favorite in his large catalog of compositions! The tracks here are all for a stage production of The Crucible – the famous play by Arthur Miller – but the music works ... read moreCD