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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
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

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
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

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

Denis Wise

Wize Music
Finders Keepers (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
Denis Wise plays all instruments on this record – everything but the kitchen sink! Oh wait – the liner notes actually indicate that he does play a kitchen sink – and a garbage disposal too – but in ways that are completely changed, as he mixes them with sounds from a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Lovely/Unseen Worlds, 1977. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... 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

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
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
Transversales Disques (France), 1975. New Copy 2LP
A previously-unreleased French recording of one of the greatest early compositions by Philip Glass – presented here in a recording that also features Glass himself as one of the performers! The group is a sextet – with organ work from Glass, Michael Riseman, Jon Gibson, and Joan ... LP, Vinyl record album
Trunk (UK), 1970. New Copy
Two rare pieces in the very small genre of "electronic ballet" – a postwar mode in which electronic music was used with dancers! Ernest Berk hardly issued any records at all – but his work on side one, for the ballet "Initiation", is really incredible – at a ... 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

Franco Battiato

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

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
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

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
Sub Rosa (Belgium), 1960s. New Copy 2LP
Important early electronics from the Dutch scene – sides pulled from the legendary Institute For Sonology, a space for some incredibly creative work at the time! The recordings here are hardly the playful stuff of the moog generation – and often have an even deeper, more complex feel ... 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

Steve Reich

Tehillim
ECM, 1982. Near Mint-
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ECM, 1980. Very Good+ Gatefold
Classic mid-period Reich – with an approach that's a lot more sophisticated than the earlier works, but a sound that's still filled with whimsey and surprise! The winner here is Music For A Large Ensemble, which features some excellent interplay between marimbas, vibes, and xylophone – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sublime Frequencies, 2004. Near Mint-
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Gunner Moller Pedersen

Stoned – An Electronic Symphony
Frederiksberg, 1974. Sealed
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

Nautical Almanac

Transcriptedivisions
Hanson, 2001. Near Mint-
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Karlheinz Stockhausen

Der Jahreslauf (Course Of The Years)
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 1979. Near Mint-
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Dossier (Germany), 1986. Very Good-
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Christoph Wunsch/Anestis Logothetis/Karlheinz Stockhausen/Klaus Hinrich Stahmer

Musique En Tete – Correspondance 1-5/Konvektionsstrome/Kommunikation/Exploring The Sound Road – Ensemble Ex Improviso
Recommended (Germany), 1985. 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

Richard Wahnfried (aka Klaus Schulze)

Time Actor
Innovative Communication (Germany), 1979. Near Mint-
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Jacques Bekaert

Summer Music 1970
Lovely, 1979. Near Mint-
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Eugene Chadbourne

There'll Be No Tears Tonight
Parachute, 1980. Near Mint-
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, ... LP, Vinyl record album

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
Cryonic (France), 1996. Near Mint-
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Staalplaat (Netherlands), 1991. Near Mint-
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Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova

Improvisationen
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 1968. Near Mint-
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Rimarimba

Below The Horizon
Cordelia, 1983. Near Mint-
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Danny Jaeger/Bill Keenan

Incredible Sounds Of Synclavier II
New England Digital Corp, 1981. Near Mint-
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Rolf Wehmeier

Electronic Symphony
Happy (Germany), 1983. Near Mint-
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MFA/Harmonia Mundi (France), 1981. Near Mint- Gatefold
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Doc Wor Mirran

Labyrinth: Birth - Death
Musical Tragedies (Germany), 1989. Near Mint-
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Columbia, 1958. Very Good+
A seminal set of recordings of material from Edgar Varese – key Robert Craft takes on three earlier compositions, and the debut of "Poeme Electronique", which was created at the 1958 Brussels World Fair! "Ionisation" hs a complex mix of percussion instruments, played by ... LP, Vinyl record album

Antony Gormley

Sounds Of The Studio
Gearbox (UK), 2018. Near Mint-
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Takehisa Kosugi/Christian Wolff/John King/David Behrman/Jesse Stiles

Forty Minutes & Eleven Seconds EP
No Label, 2011. Good+
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Don Slepian

Sea Of Bliss
Numero, 1980. New Copy (reissue)
An album that really lives up to its title, and maybe one of the most organic things to ever come out of the Bell Telephone Labs in the 80s! Don Slepian works here on the Alles digital synthesizer – then a pretty obscure instrument, but used here in ways that have a wonderfully evocative ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated September 15, 2019


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