Great long-form work from electronics wizard Jon Appleton – performed in the early 80s on the synclavier, but with the same sort of sensitivity as his early electronics experiments! Most tunes here are relatively extended – and work together with a slightly poetic feel that lives up to ... 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.)
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
Tracks include "Spare Ass Annie", "The Last Words Of Dutch Schultz (This Is Insane)", "Mildred Pierce Reporting 2 (Old Sarge)", "Dr Benway Operates", "Warning To Young Couples (Huntsmen's Hounds)", "Did I Ever Tell You About The Man Who Taught ... (Rock, Out Sound)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
A groundbreaking collaboration between Brian Eno & David Byrne – recorded with a spare, stripped down love of electronics and found sound samples – in a mode that would have a huge influence on countless records to come! Part of the set resonates with the quirky grooves found in ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
(Slipcover has some edgewear and a penmark through barcode.)
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
FJF (Vandermark, Gustafsson, Hunt, Kessler) —
Blow Horn ... CD Okka Disk, 1997. New Copy ...
A stone classic from the explosive 90s years of the Chicago avant scene – and a record by a quartet that features fantastic interplay between reedmen Ken Vandermark and Mats Gustafsson! Mats was a growing frequent visitor to Chicago at the time of the recording, and he and Vandermark seem to ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
A career-spanning set of work from one of the hippest composers of the 20th Century – a huge box set that not only features most of his important works, but also includes 14 pieces that appear here for the first time ever! And yes – there have been other box sets of Pierre Henry's ... read moreCD
A new version of Henry's Antogonismes IV – originally commissioned by the WDR in Cologne, and presented here with stunning sound that really lives up to the spirit of the piece! The theme of "antagonisms" is very apt – as the work slowly progresses by working up noises ... read moreCD
Life-changing music from Pierre Henry – one of the key French electronic music composers of the 20th Century – and an artist who went on to have a big impact in the 21st Century as well! This set mixes together key Henry compositions with nine never-released works – all ... read moreCD
Tyler Higgins —
Blue Mood ... CD Shhpuma (Portugal), 2018. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Simon Kanzler —
Nodia Es ... CD WhyPlayJazz (Germany), 2020. Used ...
Simon Kanzler on vibraphone, Johnna Wu on violin and soprano, Dora Osterloh mezzo-soprano, Laura Winkler alto, Tobias Christl tenor, vocal 1, Roman Laskowski shouter, vocal 2, Liz Kosack on keyboards, Dan Peter Sundland on bass, Valentin Schuster on drums, Otis Sandsjo on tenor sax, Daniel ... (Jazz, Out Sound)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
The first entry in this really great series from the Crammed Discs label – a key mid-80s run of collections that allowed their artists to really branch off and take on some more interesting musical projects! The tracks here are often a bit more abstract or experimental than on the full ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
There's nothing too mechanical about the sound of the piano here – although at some level, there's also some very interesting mechanics involved in the project! The music started out when Benjamin Mork bought an old grand piano that had been painted blue – and rather than try to ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD