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


Alternative Fox (UK), 1969/1970. New Copy (reissue)
An early meeting of minimalist giants – as the album includes two long tracks that both feature Philip Glass and Steve Reich playing in the same ensemble! The set begins with a 1969 live recording of Reich's wonderful "Four Organs" – played by a group that features four ... LP, Vinyl record album

Robert Ashley

Private Parts
Lovely, 1977. New Copy (reissue)
One of the most important records from composer Robert Ashley – and one that's got a compact approach that helped it circulate a lot more than some of Ashley's larger operas! This piece is very much like those – with Ashley's unique spoken approach – part poetry, part performance ... LP, Vinyl record album
Transversales Disques (France), Late 70s. New Copy
Beautifully minimalist work from Ariel Kalma – work that seems to move effortlessly between acoustic and electronic sources, often in ways that feel like the latter is manipulating the former! One piece here feels as if soprano sax lines were folded back on themselves – maybe in a ... LP, Vinyl record album

Pierre Henry

Polyphonies (12CD set)
Universal, New Copy 12CD
A fittingly massive collection of works by one of the most important electronic composers ever! The 12CD Polyphonies features material chosen and remastered by Henry himself specifically for this box set in the months before he passed away, so he's pretty well in charge of his legacy here. It's ... CD

Luc Ferrari

Photophonie
Transversales Disques (France), Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy
A range of never-issued recordings by sound wizard Luc Ferrari – all pulled from his personal archive! Side one features the very extended "Photophonie" – done for a photographic exhibition, and with a sound that's in the noisier, more striking side of the electronic spectrum ... LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1968. New Copy (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
Sonambient, Early 70s. New Copy
Mindblowing music from Harry Bertoia – a revolutionary musician and sculptor – one who would construct these unusual sonic structures, then make recordings of the sounds they could create! This set features two long pieces, both recorded in Bertoia's studio – with the man himself ... LP, Vinyl record album
Song Cycle (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
A very unique project from musician/filmmaker/theorist Michael Snow – not sounds of his own creation, but more of a collage of unusual music from around the globe – presented in a spirit that definitely fits the title! Oddly, when the record was created in the 80s, it was also seen as ... LP, Vinyl record album

Electrosoniks (Tom Dissevelt/Kid Baltan)

Electronic Music
Philips/Fantome Phonographique (Italy), Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)
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
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

Karel Goeyvaerts

Karel Goeyvaerts
Cacophonic (UK), 1973/1977. New Copy
Beautiful sounds from Karel Goeyvaeters – a Dutch minimalist with a really wonderful sense of tone! The album features two long pieces, both from the mid 70s – each using a variety of sounds in cyclical fashion – in ways that recall some of the best Terry Riley material of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Folkways, 1959. New Copy 2CD
One of the strangest albums ever from John Cage – but one of the most compelling too – and a record that really gets at the larger person behind his incredible music! The album has a very spare format – and features John Cage reading 90 stories – all short, spoken bits that ... CD
Folkways, 1980. New Copy 2CDs
A double-length set of experimental electronics from Folkways – music recorded a bit later than some of the early analogue sides on the label, but done with a similarly spare and spooky feel! There's a nice maturation going on here – a move away from some of the more academic ... CD

Pierre Schaeffer & Groupe De Recherches Musicales De La RTF

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
RR Gems (Estonia), 2018. New Copy
You might know Misha Panfilov from his soulful 45s done for the Funk Night label – but here, the Estonian musician is in completely different territory – working alongside partner Volodja Brodsky in a freewheeling blend of acoustic and electric elements – performed live, on ... LP, Vinyl record album

Karlheinz Stockhausen

Adventures In Sound (3CD set)
El (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD
A fantastic overview of the key postwar years of experimental music – a set that not only features some important electronic experiments, but also a wealth of unusual tonal, timing, and instrumental combinations! The box brings together key recordings from these years – some by the ... CD

Eugene Chadbourne

There'll Be No Tears Tonight
Parachute/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1980. New Copy Gatefold
One of the most compelling albums ever recorded by guitarist Eugene Chadbourne – a set billed as "free improvised country and western bebop" – and which features Chadbourne serving up these wild variations on tunes by Carl Perkins, Roger Miller, David Allen Coe, Bobby Bare, ... CD

Entourage Music & Theater Ensemble

Entourage
Folkways, 1973. New Copy
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

Entourage Music & Theater Ensemble

Neptune Collection
Folkways, 1976. New Copy Gatefold
Warmly experimental music from the 70s Folkways scene – music that's a mixture of jazz, folk, electronics, and improvised styles – played with an open, honest sort of feel! The Entourage Music & Theater Ensemble features four composer/musicians – Joe Clark, Wall Matthews, ... CD

Blue Gene Tyranny

Out Of The Blue
Lovely/Unseen Worlds, 1977. New Copy
A compelling first album from avant composer Blue Gene Tyranny – one of the first efforts from the excellent art label Lovely Music, and a wonderful example of the left-field experimentation going on away from the punk and more familiar scenes of the time! The first half of the record is an ... CD

Albert Alan Owen

Following The Light
Apollo Sound/Libreville (France), 1982. New Copy (reissue)
Beautiful sounds from pianist Albert Alan Owen – a record that's a tribute to Art Pepper, but which more has a vibe that's somewhere between the ECM work of Keith Jarrett and Steve Reich! Owen works with a digital delay on his keys, alongside Milada Polasek, who plays electric piano and ... LP, Vinyl record album

Ernest Hood

Neighborhoods
Freedom To Spend/Rvng Intl, 1975. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
A strange little record from Ernest Hood – a project that he bills as "musical cinematography" – which is maybe a good way to start in thinking about the album! The set was conceived in the 70s as a nod back towards the years of Ernest's youth – and it's an unusual ... LP, Vinyl record album

Harry Partch

World Of Harry Partch
Columbia, Early 60s. Near Mint-
Classic Harry Partch, and the kind of record that's a great introduction to his music. There's lots of Partch's weird invented instruments – like chromelodeon, diamond marimba, mazda marimba, cloud-chamber bowls, gourd tree, and the crazy "spoils of war". The titles are long, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Roaratorio, 2003. Near Mint-
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Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne Ciani

Sunergy
RVNG, 2016. Sealed
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Angel, 1970. Near Mint-
Mindblowing minimalism – especially the piece by Reich! Cage's "Three Dances" features amplified prepared pianos played by Michael Tilson Thomas and Ralph Grierson, who are joined by Roger Kellaway and Reich on "Four Organs". LP, Vinyl record album

Bernd Alois Zimmermann/Manfred Schoof

Numbered Improvisations/Tratto
Heliodor, 1966. Very Good+
Side one features work by the quintet of trumpeter Manfred Schoof – and side two features "Tratto", a long electronic piece! LP, Vinyl record album

Terry Riley

Rainbow In Curved Air
Columbia, 1969. Near Mint-
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
Mississippi, 1978. Very Good+
Amazing sounds from Niger – some really hypnotic lines on electric organ – played in a way that's unlike any other use of the instrument we've ever heard! There's a flowing, water-like quality to the music that's almost in the territory of Terry Riley's work on organ – yet the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Infidelity, 1981. Sealed
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CRI, 1965. Very Good+
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Karlheinz Stockhausen

Sternklang (Park Music For 5 Groups)
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 1977. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
Wonderfully hippy-dippy work from Stockhausen! The record is subtitled "Park Music For 5 Groups" – and it features 5 different groups playing in an open air setting, as far away from each other, communicating by sound-runners that help coordinate the sound, but in a very loose way. ... LP, Vinyl record album

John Cage with David Tudor

Presents Variations IV
Everest, 1965. Near Mint-
A very cool album that presents Cage at the height of his "chance" composition stage – featuring him with David Tudor weaving an eclectic mix sounds on a sound system – recorded live at the Feigen-Palmer Gallery in LA! The work is the kind of stuff you always hear about with ... LP, Vinyl record album

Jason Kahn

Lining Out
(Switzerland), 2018. Near Mint-
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Smoke & Mirrors Percussion Ensemble

Smoke & Mirrors Percussion Ensemble
Yarlung (Germany), 2015. Near Mint-
Features versions of Ravel's "Sonatine", Diego Schissi's "Juego De Relojes", Avner Dorman's "Undacrep Akubrad", and Derek Tywoniuk's "Watch Me Vanish Watch Me". LP, Vinyl record album

Jon Gibson

Visitations
Chatham Square, 1973. Near Mint-
The first album from Jon Gibson – a minimalist of the same generation as LaMonte Yong and Phillip Glass – but one who never fully got the fame as his contemporaries! This album was done in close collaboration with Glass' main sonic architect, Kurt Munkasci – whose work here is ... LP, Vinyl record album

Octachoron

Land Of Meta
De Re, 2018. Near Mint-
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Jacques Bekaert

Summer Music 1970
Lovely, 1979. Near Mint-
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Columbia, 1962. Very Good
Three very different slices of the genius of Edgar Varese – presented here on a set of classic Columbia recordings from the early 60s! "Arcana" is perhaps the most ambitious work here – structured for an orchestra of 120 musicians, 70 of whom are string players – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sublime Frequencies, 2004. Near Mint-
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Dossier (Germany), 1986. Very Good-
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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

Nautical Almanac

Transcriptedivisions
Hanson, 2001. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album

Shane English

General Dimensions
Long Island Electrical Systems, 2016. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album

Danny Jaeger/Bill Keenan

Incredible Sounds Of Synclavier II
New England Digital Corp, 1981. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album

John Cage with David Tudor

Variations IV
Legacy, 1965. Used
A very cool album that presents Cage at the height of his "chance" composition stage, and which features him and David Tudor playing a mixed bag of sounds on a sound system, recorded live at the Feigen-Palmer Gallery in LA. The work is the kind of stuff you always hear about with Cage, ... CD

John Duncan

Send
Touch (UK), 1993. Used
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Meredith Monk

Key
Lovely, 1971. New Copy
Haunting early work by Meredith Monk – recorded in 1971, and performed by a small group of vocalists – all working with Monk in an incredible presentation of her new ideas for voice! The music is already at a place that's light years ahead of most – clearly marking the singer as ... CD

Terry Riley

Shri Camel
Columbia, 1980. Near Mint-
One of Terry Riley's trippiest albums ever – a sublime batch of minimal grooves played only on a Yamaha organ! The album was recorded at the end of the 70s, but it's got a feel that's pure late 60s all the way – long lines on the keyboard inspired by Indian music, performed by Riley ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated November 15, 2019


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