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
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
Derek Bailey, Jamaaladeen Tacuma & Calvin Weston —
Mirakle ... CD Tzadik, 2000. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Cornelius Cardew —
Material ... CD Hat Now (Switzerland), 2001. Used ...
The compositions of Cornelius Cardew, performed here with a distinctly Chicago inflection – in a relatively recent performance that is partially conducted by Art Lange, and featuring Jim Baker on Arp, Carrio Biolo on vibes, Jeb Bishop on trombone, Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello, and Jeff Parker ... read moreCD
A mixture of jazz improvisation and more avant ideas – performed by twin pianists Chick Corea and Nicolas Economou during the Munic Summer Piano Festival in 1982! The session is a great reminder that, even at a time when Chick was cutting some music that was very commercially successful, ... (Jazz, 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
Holger Czukay —
Movies ... CD EMI/Gronland (Germany), 1979. New Copy ...
Not a soundtrack album from Holger Czukay – despite what you might guess from the title – and instead a batch of nicely tuneful, often-catchy tracks that somewhat follow the style of late 70s work from Can! Not surprisingly, Holger's joined by group makes Jaki Liebezeit on drums, and ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
Holger Czukay works here with many of his frequent musical partners – including Jah Wobble, Jaki Liebeziet, and Michael Karoli – but the album actually feels a bit more like his then-recent collaborations with David Sylvian – more concerned with subtle shifts in sound and space ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
Holger Czukay & Rolf Dammers —
Canaxis ... CD Spoon/Gronland (Germany), 1968. New Copy ...
A fantastic early project from Holger Czukay – an early solo set, done during a time when Can were just getting started – and at a level that's years ahead of its time! Czukay uses lots of tapes and sound samples with his own basslines – crafting this pan-global landscape of ... (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
Really beautiful sounds – and a record that's far more haunting than you might expect! The record's not just piano notes alongside sci fi sound effects – and instead has this really subtle use of theremin, so that the instrument almost comes across more like a cello, or acoustic bass ... read moreCD
Two late Feldman pieces, both for small ensembles. "Rothko Chapel" is for chorus, viola, celeste and percussion, performed by the UC Berkeley Chamber Chorus under Philip Brett with David Abel, Karen Rosenak and William Winant, and "Why Patterns?" for flute, clarinet, ... 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
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
Wonderful stuff! Despite the fact that Glass and his minimal compositions were overused ad nauseum in the decade that followed the release of this one, the total work is still a complete delight, and it's harder to find on vinyl than it should be. Voices, organ, reeds, and piano come together in ... read moreCD
More than simple Drones from French experimental composer Jean-Philippe Gourde – it's an outwardly melodic set of music inspired by classical music and rock music – and fuses the 2 with synths and acoustic instrumentation! It's got a futuristic vibe on one level, but melodies and ... read moreCD
Seth Graham —
Gasp ... CD Orange Milk, 2018. Used ...
Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza —
Nuova Consonanza ... CD RCA/Schema (Italy), 1966. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
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 ... read moreCD
Really beautiful music, but of a sort that's somewhat hard to describe adequately – as it's in sort of a special space of its own! Guitarist Akira Ijima works here in a double-length setting, on these spacious tunes that build slowly in air – almost a mode that you'd hear on ECM, ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
(Out of print limited, numbered edition. Comes in an oversized sleeve.)
Katia Labeque & Triple Sun —
Moondog ... CD Deutsche Grammophon, 2018. New Copy ...
One of the most beautiful takes we've ever heard on the music of Moondog – a set that keeps true to his initial ideas, while also spinning things out in really creative new directions! The songs here are all based on famous themes from the legendary underground composer, but they get new ... read moreCD