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


Motore Immobile
Cramps/Soave (Italy), 1979. New Copy (reissue)
Amazing sounds from the 70s Italian scene! Giusto Pio was a contemporary and colleague of Franco Battiato, and this excellent recording was produced by Battiato, and it's got the same sort of fragile, beautiful, minimal sound that made his classic works so great! The album contains two long ... LP, Vinyl record album
Musikautomatika/Wah Wah (Spain), 1983. New Copy (reissue)
Improvised electro-acoustic music from the Venezuela scene – a record that's been lost to the shifting sands of time, but which is every bit as mindblowing as any of the group's European predecessors – maybe even more so, given that the trio were working in relative obscurity, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Felmay/Aguirre (Belgium), 1971/1972. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
Amazing work from Terry Riley – just the sort of recordings that will always make us love him forever! The album features two long recordings of the title track – "Persian Surgery Dervishes" – both built out of slow, spare organ lines from Riley – played in these ... LP, Vinyl record album
Variations IV – Volume II
Everest/Essential, 1965. New Copy (reissue)
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, ... 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
Two Solo Pieces
Chatham Square/Superior Viaduct, 1977. New Copy (reissue)
A rare bit of minimalism from the New York scene of the 70s – an early release on the Chatham Square label, and one that was produced by Kurt Munkasci, the main man behind the recorded sound of Philip Glass! The style here is quite different than the work of Glass, though – equally ... 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
Wah Wah (Spain), 1975. New Copy (reissue)
The first-ever album from Ariel Kalma – recorded after a long journey to India, where he learned the basics of modal music – which definitely shows up in the course of the album! The tracks are long, spare, and very minimal – almost in Terry Riley territory, but maybe a bit more ... LP, Vinyl record album
Clear Sounds/Perfetta
Sonambient, 1971/1973. New Copy
The first new record in years from the legendary Sonambient label – the musical home of sculptor Harry Bertoia, whose creations were always made with their sonic properties in mind! The two pieces here are from Bertoia's tape archives – and both feature his unusual sound sculptures in ... CD
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
Kuckuck/Beacon Sound, 1982. New Copy (reissue)
A beautiful record from Terry Riley – and one that really takes the "voices" in the title seriously – as Terry sings a bit, alongside the fantastic waves of sound he creates with his electric keyboards! Riley's voice is nicely thin – almost like Robert Wyatt, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Kuckuck/Beacon Sound, 1975. New Copy (reissue)
A seminal recording of this masterpiece from Terry Riley – part of his European sojourn in the mid 70s, a time when it seemed that the major US interest that Riley had gotten was fading a bit – but the composer was opening up into even headier territory overall! The long, cyclical ... LP, Vinyl record album
Hearing Music
Numero, Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs
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 ... CD
De-coll/age Musik
Multhipla/Soave (Italy), 1982. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
A collection of work drawn from decades of creations by Wolf Vostell – a founding member of Fluxus and one of the more radical musicians of the 60s – although crucially ignored in wider discussions of creative music! Vostell works here in ways that illustrate his "de-collage" ... 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
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
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
Deutsche Grammophon, 2017. New Copy
A fantastic solo piano presentation of the music of Philip Glass – on a record that maybe even has a more haunting approach to the sounds than similar efforts by the composer himself! Icelandic pianist Vikingur Olafsson brings a slightly dynamic reading to some of the work – almost ... CD
Shadow In Time
2062, 2017. New Copy
Fantastic sounds from William Basinksi – an artist with an approach that's like nobody else we can think of, and which makes these two tracks sound very much in keeping with his famous Disintegration Loops project! As with that masterpiece, the work here revolves around the use of tape loops ... CD
Deutsche Grammophon, 2017. New Copy
A beautiful larger concept work from Max Richter – based on the writings of Virginia Woolf, which are read at three short points in the set – to introduce the kind of subtle sonic spectrums that we've really come to love in Richter's music! The album mixes together Max's own sounds on ... CD
 
Updated July 26, 2017


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