One of our favorite mixing of modes from the old school – a tremendous second album from the legendary Aksak Maboul! The record mixes arty playfulness with some rootsier elements – bits of Eastern instrumentation, jazz, improvisation, and even some post-punk elements – all in a ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
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
(Part of the "Solid Records – Jazz Giants" series!)
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
A great package – one that features some wildly experimental work from French electronics whiz Philippe Besombes! First up is the album Libra – tripped out electronics meet progressive rock jamming – all in a weird and wonderful film score from the early 70s! The record's one of ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
Patricia Brennan —
Maquishti ... CD Valley Of Search, 2021. New Copy ...
Patricia Brennan is a vibist with experience in some farther reaches of avant expression – but here, she stakes her voice in a very beautiful way – with sounds that build slowly, take gentle shapes, and use both vibes and marimba at a level that has the songs opening up like patient ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
A compelling vocal performance from John Cage – recorded in Milan in 1977, and stretching for over 2 hours – as the great performer also reminds us of his poetic and performance skills, making all these strange and unusual vocalizations into the microphone on the state! The feel is ... read moreCD
Mindblowing work on solo flute – done by a performer who's always captivated us in a live setting, but who really seems to knock things out of the park on this massively extended set! The title of the package is from a work by Edgard Varese for solo flute, first composed in 1936 – and ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
Beautifully meditative music from Alabaster DePlume – a set that brings together work from a variety of recorded projects from the past decade or so – finally getting full exposure in this Transatlantic collaboration between Chicago's International Anthem label and London's Total ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
Double Edge (Edmund Niemann/Nurit Tilles) —
US Choice ... CD CRI, 1992. Used ...
The Double Edge piano duo of Edmund Niemann and Nurit Tilles play compositions of Morton Feldman, Meredith Monk, Ellington & Strayhorn, and more. CD
(Out of print.)
Kevin Drumm & Taku Sugimoto —
Duo ... CD Meme (Japan), 1998. Used ...
A surprisingly strong record from an equally surprising duo – both artists who had given the world some real moments of genius in the 70s, then maybe lost their way a bit in the following decade – only to strip things back to a basic appeal here! For Eno, the record is a real return to ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
Entourage Music & Theater Ensemble —
Entourage ... CD Folkways, 1973. New Copy ...
Beautiful sounds from the Entourage ensemble – a record that's got a really meditative blend of acoustic elements with a few electric touches – used in ways that start in jazz, then move way beyond! Instrumentation includes guitar, flute, keyboards, violin, and mbira – coming ... read moreCD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)
To most ears, trumpeter Jon Hassell first burst on to the world through his experiments with Brian Eno on EG Records, or maybe his 80s work on ECM – but here, on his debut for the small avant label Lovely Music, it's clear that Jon's already in complete control of his sound – and is ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
Dreamy sounds from Iasos – an early proponent of the world of new age music, but one that's far hipper than the bigger-label acts to come in the 80s! This set is beautifully spare and meditative – two side-long tracks, each a kind of warmer, more sentimental take on territory that ... read moreCD
Spacey sounds from the enigmatic Iasos – a legendary figure in the 70s underground – and an artist with a heck of a great ear for organic electronics and unusual recording techniques! This cool collection of Iasos' music was put together by Carlos Nino with the guys at Numero – ... read moreCD
An instrumental record with a very special promise – one that it "will tend to induce a three dimensional picture or hologram in your mind"! There's a few key conditions – you've got to close your eyes, use headphones, and focus on the music – but that last part is very ... read moreCD
Really cool work from Polish musician Wojciech Konikiewicz – presented here with a title that means "music of new space" – and which represents a stunning shift into ambient territories after earlier work in rock and jazz! The music is as dark as the image on the cover – ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
That's Loos/Armstrong, not Louis Armstrong – a late 90s Dutch group who improvise freely on both electric and acoustic elements – with a style that makes the record one of the most offbeat albums ever released on the Okka Disk label! In some ways, the combo almost tie together Dutch ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
A seminal early set on the Okka Disk label – the important Chicago avant imprint who began documenting an important stretch of the career of Joe McPhee – much as the Hat Hut label had begun 20 years before! The set features performances recorded during McPhee's first appearance in ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD