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XOutside sounds in many styles -- musique concrete, electro-acoustic, minimalism, and many other experimental and avant modes!

Edward Vesala, Antero Honkanen, & Others

Ode To Marilyn
Svart (Finland), 1973. New Copy
CD...$9.99 17.99
A tribute to Marilyn Monroe, but one that's way different than you might expect – as the music here is highly electronic, and often quite dark – served up in a mix of experimental and jazz-based modes by a very unusual Finnish group from the early 70s! The quintet features drummer ... CD
CBS/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 3LP
Seminal work from minimalist genius Philip Glass – a set that was issued during the same decade that saw his important opera box sets define his career – but one that also hearkens back to some of the leaner experimental modes of his early days! Part of the set was recorded in 1979, ... LP, Vinyl record album

Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza

Gemelli/Roundtable (Australia), 1971. New Copy (reissue)
An amazing lost album from the legendary Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza – a sextet of Italian modernists that included Ennio Morricone! The album may well be the group's grooviest ever – recorded right after their legendary Feed-back set, and done with a similar blend of ... LP, Vinyl record album
CBS/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1987. New Copy (reissue)
Don't let the 80s-styled cover, and the word "dance" put you off – as the set's filled with beautiful music from Philip Glass – two works done at a time when the composer was maybe at his greatest power, each for two difference dance-related projects! Side one features "I ... LP, Vinyl record album

Jon Appleton & Don Cherry

Human Music (with bonus tracks)
Flying Dutchman/Water, 1969. New Copy
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 ... CD
Sony/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1979. New Copy (reissue)
An amazing record, and one that forever transformed the sound of opera in the US – the amazing summation of all the many musical ideas that Philip Glass had been cooking up since the 60s, done as a mindblowing stage presentation with Robert Wilson! Voices, organ, reeds, and piano come ... LP, Vinyl record album
Elision Fields, 1978. New Copy
Experimental mastery from Terry Riley – a live recording captured in Paris in 1978 – at a point when he was working in a realm of his own invention, leading up to his benchmark Shri Camel LP! Riley is working here with his Yamaha portable combo organ that he had modified – ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1969. New Copy
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 ... CD
Island (UK), 1969. New Copy
A wonderfully spaced-out album of electronic rock from the early days of Island Records! White Noise are a bit like Silver Apples – mixing trippy rock with odd electronic twists that are all very much in a heady late 60s sort of way. But the "rock" component of the album is a very ... CD
Basta/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1950s/1960s. New Copy 3LP
Amazing! This is one of the coolest sets we've seen in years – and everything about it is fantastic, from the package right down to the triple-length set of music! The set features rare unreleased recordings from Raymond Scott's legendary Manhattan Research electronic music studios – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sony/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1993. New Copy 2LP
A beautiful orchestral work from Philip Glass – a set that features the long piece "Itaipu", and the shorter "The Canyon" – both handled with a mix of instrumentation and voices that really gives the music a sense of majesty! Although Robert Shaw recorded some ... LP, Vinyl record album

Henk Badings & Dick Raaijmakers

Evolutions, Contrasts, & Electronic Music
Fantome Phonographique (Italy), Mid 50s. New Copy (reissue)
A treasure trove of early electronic music from these two Dutch giants of the field – both every bit as important as the more widely-circulated French artists of the musique concrete generation! Badings is featured here on a number of great tracks – including the sublime "Capriccio ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fantome Phonographique (Italy), 1962. New Copy
An unusual chapter of work from electronic music pioneer Daphne Oram – in part because it features a fair bit of acoustic music as well! As you'd guess from the title, the tunes are all designed for dancers – some mellow, some more upbeat – performed on instrumentation that ... LP, Vinyl record album

Tony Conrad and Faust

Outside The Dream Syndicate
Superior Viaduct, 1973. New Copy (reissue)
The first-ever full album of music from Tony Conrad – issued in the early 70s after years of Conrad's secret input to the global avant garde – including some key years in New York, where he influenced John Cale and a generation of others who rose to greater fame! This set really has ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fact Of Being, 1978. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album

Steve Reich

Superior Viaduct, 1971. New Copy 2CD
One of the earliest recordings of Steve Reich's seminal composition "Drumming" – an amazing blend of minimal percussion snatches, coming together to form a lyrical repetitive work of great beauty! This version is longer than most – stretching out wonderfully over the double-le ... CD
Elision Fields, 1972/1974. New Copy
Two rare soundtracks by Terry Riley – unsung examples of his musical genius during one of the the most fruitful periods in his career! Les Yeux Fermes features two very long tracks – each over 18 minutes long, and spun out with a spare, minimal groove that's very much in Riley's ... CD
Superior Viaduct, 1971. New Copy
Brilliant minimal work from Steve Reich – pre-fame performances that really get to the core of minimalist composition from the start of the movement – played by a hip small group of musicians that includes Reich, Steve Chambers, Art Murphy, and Philip Glass! "Four Organs" is ... CD

Entourage Music & Theater Ensemble

Folkways, 1973. New Copy
CD...$7.99 15.99
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 ... CD
Universal (France), 1975. New Copy
A fantastic symphony of noises by Pierre Henry – less electronic than some of his other work, and featuring sounds from a huge variety of sources! Excuse our French if we get a few of the details wrong (the notes aren't in English!), but it appears that instruments used include porcelain ... CD
Nonesuch, Late 60s. Near Mint-
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Nonesuch, 1985. Near Mint-
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Aligned Audio, 1991. Near Mint-
A really cool record, and one that, we think, was created just for Christian Marclay to use in one of his turntable performances! The record has a longish track on each side, but mostly features shorter selections that are lock grooves – all with unusual sounds that are most likely used by ... LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia, 1985. Near Mint- 3LP Box Set
Amazing work from Philip Glass – his second great opera, and a long-overdue follow-up to Einstein On The Beach – a set of music that's every bit as great as that groundbreaking work, but maybe even with stronger, fuller execution overall! The piece looks at the early political years of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Folkways, 1958. Very Good+
A very cool set of music – originally recorded as part of a mixed sound/image experiment shown at the San Francisco Planetarium in the late 50s! There's definitely a lot of early analogue electronics going on here – but the presentation is also sometimes a bit more playful, and almost ... LP, Vinyl record album

Phillip Sollman

A-Ton (Germany), 2020. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
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Lubomyr Melnyk

Fallen Trees
Erased Tapes (UK), 2018. Sealed
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Dave Smith/Jan Steele & Janet Sherbourne

Albanian Summer
Practical (UK), 1984. Near Mint-
A long piece composed by Dave Smith, recorded at the Electro Acoustic Music Studio in Birmingham, and featuring two artists better known for their interpretations of John Cage material on a late 70s album on Eno's Obscure Music label! LP, Vinyl record album

Frank Zappa

Francesco Zappa
Barking Pumpkin, 1984. Near Mint-
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Avant Garde String Quartet In The USA – Concord String Quartet (3LP Box Set)
Vox Box, 1973. Near Mint- 3LP Box Set
Nice set documenting postwar developments in American avant garde writing for string quartet, featuring works by Leon Kirchner "Quartet No 3 for String Quartet & Electronic Tape", Christian Wolff "Summer", Morton Feldman "Structures For String Quartet", Lejaren ... LP, Vinyl record album

Orquesta De Las Nubes

Order Of Change
Music From Memory (Netherlands), 1980s/Early 90s. Sealed
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Lunch Money Life

Immersion Chamber
Scenic Route (UK), 2020. Sealed
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CRI, 1983. Near Mint-
Subotnick's "Parallel Lines" is performed by members of the Buffalo Philharmonic and Buffalo Creative Associates, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas, with piccolo solist Laurence Trott. "Seven Choral Settings" is performed by University Of Texas Chamber Singers conducted by ... LP, Vinyl record album
CRI, 1976. Very Good+
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Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), Late 60s. Very Good+
One of the Deustche Gramophone Avant Garde series LPs, featuring Vinko Globokar on trombone playing his own "Discours II Pour Cinq Trombones", Berio's "Sequenza V for Trombone Solo", Stockhausen's "Solo fur Melodie-Instrument", and Alsina's "Consecuenza op. 17 fur ... LP, Vinyl record album

Morton Subotnick

Wild Bull
Nonesuch, 1968. Near Mint-
A landmark early recording from Morton Subotnick – and a piece of music that really pushed analogue electronics forward from the previous academic generation! Subtonick's style here is much more freewheeling – with almost an improvisational feel at times – sounds and noises that ... LP, Vinyl record album
Slow Life (Germany), 2017. Near Mint- 2LP
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From Overseas

Past Inside The Present, 2020. Near Mint-
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Field (Netherlands), 2015. Near Mint- 2LP
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Live In Japan
Headz/DAT (Japan), 2003. Near Mint-
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Fabrika (Greece), 2013. Near Mint-
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RCA, 1967. Near Mint-
A collection of modern works performed by the Rome Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Bruno Maderna. Titles include "Kontra Punkte" by Stockhausen, "Threnody For The Victims Of Hiroshima" by Penderecki, "Available Forms 1" by Earle Brown, and "Rimes Pour ... LP, Vinyl record album


Box (UK), 2017. Sealed 2LP
Ore is Sam Underwood on tuba, with contibutions by Kazuyuki Kishino, oud player Khyam Allami, trombonist Sophie Cooper, bassonist Thomas Stone, and baritone horn player Beck Baker. LP, Vinyl record album
Prestige/4 Men With Beards, Mid 50s. New Copy (reissue)
Incredible work from the enigmatic Moondog – his third, and to that point, possibly most angular record for Prestige to date! The work here is quite different than some of Moondog's later, more serious compositions – in a mode that's much earthier, personal, and spontaneous – a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Basta/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), Early 60s. New Copy 3LP (reissue)
A great record for a baby – if you want to either mess that baby up for the rest of his life, or turn him on forever to the sound of electronic music! Billed as "an infant's friend in sound" these Soothing Sounds albums were issued in the early 60's as an electronic aid to mothers ... LP, Vinyl record album
Our Swimmer (Germany), 1967. New Copy
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Karlheinz Stockhausen

Mikrophonie 1/Mikrophonie 2
Columbia, 1965. Very Good+
Columbia album that features the original recordings of these 2 "Mikrophonie" compositions – one for tam tam, microphones, filters, and potentiometers; the other for choir, hammond organ, and ring modulators. Both tracks are excellent examples of Stockhausen's best work with ... LP, Vinyl record album

Jorge Antunes

Musica Eletronica
ES Mangione (Brazil), 1960s. Near Mint-
Some of the most important electro-acoustic music to come from the Brazilian scene in the 60s – recordings that are every bit as powerful as similar experiments from Europe at the time, particularly the revolutionary talents working in Paris! Jorge Antunes takes a big page from their book, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Updated June 14, 2021

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