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


4 Espaces Sonores
Transversales Disques (France), 1979. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A very cool entry in the underground legacy of 70s sound sculpture recordings – that is, recordings that were made based around the sounds created by specific objects designed to make noise! In Chicago, we had Harry Bertoia, whose creations were often designed to interact with organic forces ... LP, Vinyl record album
El (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CDs
A trio of albums that represent important early recordings of compositions by groundbreaking sonic genius Edgar Varese! First is the album Complete Works – an early series of recordings supervised by composer Edgard Varese – featuring versions of what were then his complete works! The ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1900s/1910s/1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s. New Copy 3CD
A very unusual look at the sound of the avant garde – one that begins much earlier than most other collections, and that features a fairly wide range of musical genres too! The set offers up a comprehensive look at modern music in many forms – from initial moments in more serious ... CD
Fur Alina
Mississippi, 2005. New Copy
A beautiful set of work that shows the more intimate side of composer Arvo Part – not his larger projects or vocal material – but instead a series of contemplative sonatas that feature piano, violin, or cello – or some combination of both! The performances here are handled by ... 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
Tompkins Square, Mid 70s. New Copy 3CD
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 ... CD
Human Music (with bonus tracks)
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 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
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
Whirled Music
Quartz/Black Truffle (Austria), 1980. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
The title's not a take on the format of world music – and instead, the sounds here are literally "whirled" – mostly created by performers using instruments that are spinning in the air – often with sonic results that are pretty incredible! These aren't the echoey tubes ... LP, Vinyl record album
Etats-Unis/Superior Viaduct, 1981/1982. New Copy (reissue)
A totally unique album of electric guitar-generated sounds – created in the same generation as the experiments of Glenn Branca and Sonic Youth, but born out of a completely different energy altogether! The title here should be taken at a completely literal level – as the album features ... LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia, 1971. New Copy
One of Terry Riley's most enduring works, and a haunting record that contains two extended modal minimal jams – "Rainbow In Curved Air" and "Poppy Nogood & The Phantom Band". "Rainbow" features Terry interweaving cool keyboard lines on organ, electric ... LP, Vinyl record album
Rainbow In Cologne
Be! (Germany), 1971. New Copy 2CD
A fantastic addition to the catalog of Terry Riley during his most influential years – a set that features two long, extended organ performances by the minimalist – both on a par with his best records of the time! The similarity in title to Riley's classic Rainbow In Curved Air album ... CD
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
Etats-Unis/Superior Viaduct, 1971/1972. New Copy (reissue)
Maybe some of the darkest music you'll ever hear to accompany a dance performance – created at the start of the 70s by Bay Area composer Warner Jepson – who uses both a collection of his own found sounds, and a Buchla 100 synthesizer! The approach is very electro-acoustic – as it' ... LP, Vinyl record album
Musique Experimentale
Cacophonic (UK), 1962. New Copy (reissue)
Groundbreaking work from the French scene of the postwar years – easily one of the most important places to put the word "experiment" in experimental music! The sounds here really live up to the promise of the title – really revolutionary explosions in sound from musicians ... 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
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
Glass World
Etats-Unis/Superior Viaduct, 1970. New Copy (reissue)
The title's no lie, as the music here comes from a variety of different glass-based items – either panes of the material, bottles, shapes, or other forms – all used in a variety of wonderful ways! The set is maybe one of the most organic we've heard from composer Annea Lockwood – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Etats-Unis/Superior Viaduct, 1979. New Copy (reissue)
Early live performances from sonic wizard John Duncan – an album that was originally issued in a tiny amount of copies by the Los Angeles Free Music Society – but which really points the way towards the deep, dark textures that Duncan would bring to much of his music in the decade to ... LP, Vinyl record album
Etats-Unis/Superior Viaduct, 1961. New Copy (reissue)
You might know Jean Dubuffet as a visual artist – and he certainly did a great job here with the cover art – but he's also got a lesser-known role as a musician – captured here on this rare album of performances that show Dubuffet as quite a creative improviser! The artist works ... 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
Elektra/Black Truffle (UK), 1966. New Copy (reissue)
Noisy brilliance from AMM – one of the most important avant acts of the 60s – and an incredible bridge between jazz, psych, and 20th Century classical worlds! The group were a powerhouse on the London scene of the middle of the decade – reportedly a huge influence on Pink Floyd, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Nonesuch, 2018. New Copy
Two sides of legendary experimental composer Steve Reich – with one side composed for a large ensemble, the other side comparably pared down and composed for a quartet! The former is the 14+ minute "Pulse" played by the International Contemporary Ensemble, with 4 violins, a viola, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Tompkins Square, Mid 70s. New Copy
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mental Experience (Spain), 1960s. New Copy
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
Prelude Au Sommeil
Fantome Phonographique (Italy), Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)
You might know the music of Jean-Jacques Perry from his groovy moog albums of the late 60s – but here, the European electronic pioneer works in a very different format – on a record of early analogue lullabies with a very dreamy feel! The style's very peaceful and mellow – very ... LP, Vinyl record album
Electronic Music For Piano
Omnivore, 2018. New Copy
A completely amazing presentation of this very unusual piece by John Cage – one that plays with chance actions and sound even more than the original composition! The format is very unusual – producer Gino Robair (who's almost part of the performance himself) recorded pianist Tania Chen ... CD
Suttle Sculpture
Sub Rosa (Netherlands), 1977. New Copy
Fantastic sound experiments from David Toop – maybe some of his most improvised music on record, done in collaboration with Paul Burwell – one of Toop's main musical partners since the late 60s! Both musicians handle a wide variety of instruments – flutes, whistles, percussion, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Black Sweat (Italy), Late 70s. New Copy 4LP
Unreleased sounds from electronic genius Ariel Kalma – and a package that only further deepens our respect for his music! The sound here are even more expanded and spacey than some of Kalma's other music – crafted almost in private security, where he could let his keyboards and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Messe Pour Le Temps Present
Philips (France), 1967. New Copy (reissue)
A legendary album – one that came from the more serious side of the French electronic scene of the 60s – but which has gone on to great fame in a number of different scenes – thanks to its mad blend of funk and electronics! There's grooves here you'll recognize from famous hip ... LP, Vinyl record album
Pop Art
Vinyl Ermitage, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy
Cathy Berberian's a hell of a hip singer – one who could work in very avant modes, yet also get name-checked by Donald Fagan at the same time – thanks to the wide-ranging scope of her work! That scope is explored very fully here – as Berberian performs a range of material that ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sub Rosa (Belgium), Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 2CD
Electronic music from a very far-flung source – served up here in a set of vintage recordings by one of the leading experimentalists in Indonesia at the end of the 70s – an artist with a sound that's nicely different than preceding decades of American and European electronic pioneers! ... CD
You Are My Everlovin
Superior Viaduct, 1981. New Copy
Henry Flynt in 1981, but sounding much more like some lost minimalist performance from the New York scene of the 60s – like sounds that might have come from John Cale or Tony Conrad – from the instrumentation right down to the spooky vibe of the production! The set features one long ... CD
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
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
Orphee
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 2016. New Copy
A beautiful re-interpretation of the myth of Orpheus – handled here by composer Johann Johannsson in a beautiful style that recalls some of the best Deutsche Grammophon projects from Max Richter! The composer plays a variety of keyboards – including electric and pipe organ – in ... CD
Orange Mountain, 2017. New Copy
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 ... CD
Sony, Late 70s/1980s/1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy 24CD
CD...$89.99 119.98
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 ... CD
Five Rhythm Works
EM (Japan), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy
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 ... CD
CRI, 1978. Near Mint-
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Philips (France), 1969. Very Good+
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Song Of The Second Moon
Limelight, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold
Groundbreaking analogue electronics from the Dutch team of Tom Dissevelt and Kid Baltan – two musicians who can be as playful as the tem of Perry & Kingsley, but also hit some of the darker modes of the academic circuit as well! The title is very well-put – as the record has a vibe ... LP, Vinyl record album
Limelight, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold
Two beautiful spare avant organ pieces by this enigmatic composer – released here as part of the excellent Limelight avant electronic series of the late 60s. The sound is extremely haunting, and the sounds Hambraeus gets from the organ are amazing! LP, Vinyl record album
Presence/Intercommunicazione
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), Late 60s. Near Mint-
One of DG's classic Avant Garde series from the 60s – and an album that features two spare works by composer Bernd Alois Zimmermann. Both are violin/piano duets – with Siegried Palm on violincello, and Aloys Kontarsky on piano, and Saschko Gawriloff joining in on violin during some ... LP, Vinyl record album
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 1977. Near Mint-
A collection of earlier works by Stockhausen – all composed in the early 50s – performed during the mid 70s, in recordings supervised by the composer. Our favorite is "Schlagtrio", which was written for a "percussive" of piano and timpani. LP, Vinyl record album
Interstellar Buite
Cinema/Capitol, 1987. Very Good+
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EM (Japan), 2017. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
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Westminster, 1961. Very Good+
Remi Gassman and Oskar Sala each present pieces of modern electronic music in this hard to find LP for Westminster, very much in the style that was in vogue in New York in the 50s and early 60s. Gassman performs his "Electronic Music For the Ballet Electronics", which has a spare spooky ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated May 20, 2018


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