Scripting is disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires JavaScript to function correctly.
Style sheets are disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires style sheets to function correctly.

Out Sound — Recently Added

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


Mars/Lucia, 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)
A stunning set of early work from the legendary Moondog – recorded on the streets of New York, but with a complexity and sophistication that may well beat his famous early albums on Prestige! The sounds here are amazing – the work of a composer who's stripped everything down to the ... LP, Vinyl record album

Terry Riley & Krishna Bhatt

Terry Riley/Krishna Bhatt Duo
Be! (Germany), 1984. New Copy 2CD
Unreleased work from Terry Riley – recorded in the WDR studios of German Radio, and a tremendous addition to his catalog! The first half of the music here features Riley on piano and electronics, in duet with Krishna Bhatt on sitar and tabla – in a mode that further unlocks the ... CD
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
Folkways, 1974. New Copy
Mindblowing music from the mighty Jon Appleton – a cool combination of tape effects, electronics, and studio wizardry – every bit as wonderful as his Syntonic Menagerie album for Flying Dutchman! The sound here is quite similar – a playful pastiche of odd sounds, tones, and other ... CD
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

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

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
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

Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza

Niente
Gemelli/Roundtable (Australia), 1971. New Copy (reissue)
An amazing lost album from the legendary Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza – a sextet of Italian modernists that included Ennio Morricone! The album may well be the group's grooviest ever – recorded right after their legendary Feed-back set, and done with a similar blend of ... 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
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

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

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

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
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
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

Vaclav Nelhybel

Outer Space Music
Folkways, 1959. New Copy
A fantastic little record, and one that definitely lives up to its promise – as Vaclav Nelhybel uses piano and electronics with a lot of echo and effects – all to create the sort of music you'd imagine if you were careening through space at the end of the 50s! The songs are relatively ... CD

Dariush Dolat-Shahi

Otashgah – Place Of Fire
Folkways, 1986. New Copy
A record that takes its theme from an ancient Persian story about the struggle between light and darkness – but which is served up here in a host of cool electronics from Dariush Dolat Shahi – in ways that make for a very different imagining of its roots! The sound is quite noisy ... CD

Dariush Dolat-Shahi

Electronic Music, Tar, & Sehtar
Folkways, 1985. New Copy
Mindblowing sounds at a level we've never heard before – a really unique combination of electronics and Persian music, done in a way that's quite different from any other recording of its nature! The electronics are used in a way that's relatively spare, but which definitely sets a sonic ... CD
Folkways, 1977. New Copy
A fantastic blend of electronics and voices from Swedish composer Lars Gunnar Bodin – and a record that's right up there with our favorite experiments of the type from the better-known Luciano Berio! Bodin keeps things spare and spooky at most moments – and uses themes from science ... 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
Folkways, 1959. New Copy Gatefold
A very cool set of music – originally recorded as part of a mixed sound/image experiment shown at the San Francisco Planetarium in the late 50s! There's definitely a lot of early analogue electronics going on here – but the presentation is also sometimes a bit more playful, and almost ... CD
Folkways, 1982. New Copy Gatefold
Great long-form work from electronics wizard Jon Appleton – performed in the early 80s on the synclavier, but with the same sort of sensitivity as his early electronics experiments! Most tunes here are relatively extended – and work together with a slightly poetic feel that lives up to ... CD
Folkways, 1980. New Copy Gatefold
A really groovy entry in the Folkways series of electronic music releases – a set that's far less academic than some of the others! Gianni Safred's music is quite tuneful at times – with a catchy, rhythmic quality that's almost like some of the best electronics coming out of the UK or ... 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
Folkways, 1970. New Copy Gatefold
A great entry in the "intro to electronic music" style that was popular at the end of the 60s – and like others in the genre, a set that seems to use each new track to demonstrate certain aspects of electronic music! Techniques include tape echoes, moogy passages, and even stereo ... CD
Folkways, 1967. New Copy Gatefold
A wonderful collection of early electronic music – issued by the less-high tech Folkways label, but every bit as compelling as similar collections from bigger labels at the time! Most of the work was composed in the 50s and early 60s, and is from the Electronic Music Studio at the University ... CD

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
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
Decca, 1998. New Copy
The great , oft-remixed French composer turns the tables – and offers up a remix of his own work, the 10th Symphony of Beethoven, originally composed in 1979! The end result is a beautiful mix of sounds and electronics, underpinned by slowly unraveling symphonic passages – in a style ... 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

Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza

Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza (1965)
Cinevox (Italy), 1965. New Copy (reissue)
One of the most obscure chapters in the career of Ennio Morricone – important avant garde work recorded in the mid 60s, just at a point when he was beginning to rise in soundtrack fame! The ensemble is a key Italian modernist group featuring Morricone, Giovanni Piazza, Mario Bertoncini, ... LP, Vinyl record album

Kohwi

Hidden Trees
Black Tent Press, 2011. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album
NNA, 2013. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album
Serenus, 1965. Near Mint-
A really amazing record – part improvised music, part electronics – with a sound that's every bit as far-out as the title implies! Some tunes have a vibe that's like Sun Ra on keyboards, or maybe Moondog on percussion (on the acoustic tunes) – while others have more abstract, ... LP, Vinyl record album

Ant'lrd

Sleep Drive
Whited Sepulchre, 2016. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album

Jordan De La Sierra

Gymnosphere – Song Of The Rose
Unity, 1978. Very Good
Spacey piano work from Jordan De La Sierra – material that's clearly informed by the 60s experiments of La Monte Young and Terry Riley, but which also has a more open, spiritual quality too! The piano has a nice sense of tuning – one that's almost watery at points – and Jordan's ... LP, Vinyl record album
New World, 1985. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album
Opus One, Mid 70s. Very Good+
Compositions by Mary Jeanne Van Appledorn, Stephen Chatman, Michael Mauldin, Christopher Berg, and Andrew Violette. LP, Vinyl record album

Virgil Moorefield

Transformations
Slipped Disc, 1982. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album

Terry Riley

In C
Columbia, 1968. Very Good Gatefold
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
Black Truffle (Australia), 2015. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album
Sub Rosa (Belgium), Late 70s/Early 80s. Near Mint-
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! ... LP, Vinyl record album

Glenn Branca

Ascension
99 Records, Early 80s. Near Mint-
A masterpiece of new music for guitar from the legendary Glenn Branca – a set that both draws on all the minimal experiments on the New York scene of the 70s, and the big wave of underground music at the end of the decade! Branca effortlessly fuses the rock and compositional communities here ... LP, Vinyl record album
99 Records/Superior Viaduct, Early 80s. Near Mint- 2LP
Seminal sounds from the New York scene at the start of the 80s – and one of the first important records to feature the music of Glenn Branca! This EP was an important part of the 99 Records catalog – and like that label's work by artists like ESG or Liquid Liquid, it's got a style that' ... LP, Vinyl record album

Richard Wahnfried (aka Klaus Schulze)

Time Actor
Innovative Communication (Germany), 1979. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated January 18, 2020


⇑ Top