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


Nonesuch/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1987. New Copy (reissue)
A great recording 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! Reich heads up the recording himself – working here with 9 percussionists, 2 vocalists, a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Pollution
Superior Viaduct, 1972. New Copy Gatefold
A really full-on early set from Franco Battiato – a set that's maybe halfway between some of his more avant compositions and some of the modes of the Italian prog scene at the time! The album's a concept one, based on the growing pollution of the planet – in a mode that's maybe similar ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sulle Corde Di Aries
Superior Viaduct, 1973. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
A key turning point in the career of Italian modernist Franco Battiato – as he leaves behind the straighter progressive format of his first two albums, and moves into a mode that's much more experimental! The album features four long compositions – all of which show Battiato ... LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia, 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
Terry Riley's masterpiece, and an enduring classic that never grows old – and which never lapses into the hippy dippyness of some of his other work! The piece features 53 short musical passages, played in an order defined by the players, in minimal repetition, moving in and out of phase ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
New World, 1966. New Copy
One of the most beautiful works we've ever heard from composer Harry Partch – music created upon his return to northern California, in a space of new creative freedom – where Partch and some of his younger followers made these really organic, really breathtaking sounds on those famous ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fetus
Superior Viaduct, 1971. New Copy Gatefold
One of the most bizarre early works by Italian composer Franco Battiato – a record with a fetus on the cover, an inside image of his paper-mache mother, with a walk-in birth canal, and a subtitle that reads "return to the new world"! The musical style mixes Battiato's mid 70s ... LP, Vinyl record album
Stoned – An Electronic Symphony
Frederiksberg, 1974. New Copy (reissue)
A beautiful set of electronics from this lesser-known Danish composer – music done for a slide show of photographs by American photographer Stuart Fox – but a record that works beautifully on its own! The music certainly resonates with some of the best German, British, and French ... LP, Vinyl record album
Modern Silence, 1970. New Copy
Steve Reich at the earliest point in his career – a time when the budding minimalist was really starting to make some waves on the new music scene with his instrumental compositions, but also still working with a few tape experiments too! This live performance from 1970 shows both sides of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Honest Jons (UK), 1950s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A long-overdue tribute to the legendary Moondog – one of the true visionaries of American music in the 20th Century! Moondog got his starts as a blind musician working the streets of New York at the end of the 40s, but he did so (as you'll note on the cover photo) with a range of unusual ... LP, Vinyl record album
Basta/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1950s/1960s. New Copy 3LP (reissue)
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
Propellers In Love
Hat Hut/Superior Viaduct, 1986. New Copy (reissue)
Beautiful sounds from Arnold Dreyblatt and his "excited strings" – an acoustic bass body that's refitted with a different string lineup, and mixed here with other instruments of a string-heavy nature! Yet the music is hardly the usual "with strings" sounds, nor any sort ... LP, Vinyl record album
Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza (1973)
Cinevox/Superior Viaduct, 1973. New Copy (reissue)
A rare one from Italian experimental pioneers Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza – led by Franco Evangelisti and featuring the great Ennio Morricone on trumpet, who might feel a little bit liberated from the conventions of film soundtrack compositions in this setting, and is making ... LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia, 1969. New Copy (reissue)
This was the first of Moondog's albums on Columbia – produced in a style that took him a lot more seriously than other albums on labels like Brunswick or Prestige, and handled in a way that slots it nicely between the label's experiments in modern music with artists like Terry Riley or Harry ... LP, Vinyl record album
Moondog, 1956. New Copy (reissue)
One of the best early albums from the legendary Moondog – a set that got wider circulation than his first few releases, and really helped expand his reach beyond New York City! Moondog's still at his simple best here – working in a blend of rhythmic percussion, stringed instruments, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Hearing Music
Numero, Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Antilles/Island (Germany), 1969. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Messe Pour Le Temps Present
Philips (France), 1967. New Copy
Fantastic! This classic bit of funky electronic French stuff has been showing up in bits and pieces on various compilations over the past few years (most notably the cut "Psyche Rock", which has some sample history to it), but this is the full release of this amazing collaboration ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy
A deep look at the electronic music underground in the 60s, 70s, and 80s – not the academic theoreticians who were slaving away in university laboratories, but the more independent, freewheeling talents who were using the initial analogue moment to open up their own boundaries in time and ... CD
Azioni/Reazioni 1967 to 1969 (5LPs/DVD/book)
Die Schachtel (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy 5LP, DVD & Book
One of the most important documents of this legendary Italian group – a key bridge not only between the worlds of avant composition and free improvisation, but also between the soundtrack and sound library scenes as well! The group were groundbreaking – and still have never been ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated November 18, 2017


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