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


Numero, 1970s. New Copy
Spacey sounds from the enigmatic Iasos – a legendary figure in the 70s underground – and an artist with a heck of a great ear for organic electronics and unusual recording techniques! This cool collection of Iasos' music was put together by Carlos Nino with the guys at Numero – ... CD

Heerlens Percussie Ensemble

Biologic Music
Hot Mule (France), 1986. New Copy (reissue)
A really unusual little album – one that partly embraces a globe's worth of acoustic percussion, partly expresses itself in the minimal percussion legacy after Steve Reich's Drumming, and partly embraces some of the electric/acoustic sounds of the New York downtown scene of the early 80s ... LP, Vinyl record album

Henk Badings & Dick Raaijmakers

Evolutions, Contrasts, & Electronic Music
Fantome Phonographique (Italy), Mid 50s. New Copy (reissue)
A treasure trove of early electronic music from these two Dutch giants of the field – both every bit as important as the more widely-circulated French artists of the musique concrete generation! Badings is featured here on a number of great tracks – including the sublime "Capriccio ... 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
Cramps/Ampersand, 1977. New Copy 2CD
CD...$7.99 17.99
A compelling vocal performance from John Cage – recorded in Milan in 1977, and stretching for over 2 hours – as the great performer also reminds us of his poetic and performance skills, making all these strange and unusual vocalizations into the microphone on the state! The feel is ... CD

Jon Appleton & Don Cherry

Human Music (with bonus tracks)
Flying Dutchman/Water, 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

Joanna Brouk

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

Jordan De La Sierra

Gymnosphere – Song Of The Rose
Unity/Numero, 1978. New Copy 2CD
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 ... CD
Phantom Limb (UK), Late 80s. New Copy 2LP
Really beautiful work from Venezuelan electronic music genius Miguel Noya – tracks from records that were mostly self-released at the time, and are part of a really unique legacy that finally gets its due in a larger forum! The music here was created on a host of different 80s digital ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fact Of Being, 1978. New Copy (reissue)
An instrumental record with a very special promise – one that it "will tend to induce a three dimensional picture or hologram in your mind"! There's a few key conditions – you've got to close your eyes, use headphones, and focus on the music – but that last part is very ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fact Of Being, 1978. New Copy (reissue)
Dreamy sounds from Iasos – an early proponent of the world of new age music, but one that's far hipper than the bigger-label acts to come in the 80s! This set is beautifully spare and meditative – two side-long tracks, each a kind of warmer, more sentimental take on territory that ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fact Of Being, 1975. New Copy (reissue)
Bizarre home made electronics from the enigmatic Iasos – an artist who later went onto a bit of fame in the new age, but who's working here in a trippier, spacier, almost psychedelic mode! The style is often quite personal, and almost naive – as Iasos works on guitar, keyboards, ... LP, Vinyl record album

Ellen Fullman

In The Sea
Superior Viaduct, 1987. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
Ellen Fullman works here on her own unique "long string" instrument – a piece that's maybe part sculpture, like the work of Harry Bertoia – but which has a very different feel overall! The long strings resonate in a really amazing way – and are often played in a way ... LP, Vinyl record album
Nonesuch/Karl (UK), Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
One of THE electronic records of the 60s – an album so important, the Silver Apples took their name from the title – and a whole other generation of artists took strong inspiration from the electronic creations of Morton Subotnick! Before the set, much electronic music of this nature ... LP, Vinyl record album

Steve Reich

Drumming
Superior Viaduct, 1971. New Copy 2CD
One of the earliest recordings 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! This version is longer than most – stretching out wonderfully over the double-le ... CD

David Toop & Paul Burwell

Wounds
Quartz/Song Cycle (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)
A fantastic set of music from the young David Toop – a package that comes from tapes of improvisations with percussionist Paul Burwell – who plays "a variety of percussion arranged on the floor, and in a kit, most of which fell over immediately prior to this performance"! ... LP, Vinyl record album
Folkways, 1979. New Copy (reissue)
A really beautiful record from Ann McMillan – one of the lesser-known talents in the female legacy of electronic music – but one we'd put right up there right next to Daphne Oram for her inventive genius! The set was recorded at the legendary Princeton Center For Electronic Music ... LP, Vinyl record album
Folkways, 1982. New Copy (reissue)
Beautiful sounds from the overlooked minimalist composer Craig Kupka – a set that features two very different tracks, each issued by Folkways Records – with a presentation that's both far away from the more academic records of the time, and some of the self-released work of the growing ... LP, Vinyl record album

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
Numero, 1970s. New Copy 2 LPs Gatefold
Spacey sounds from the enigmatic Iasos – a legendary figure in the 70s underground – and an artist with a heck of a great ear for organic electronics and unusual recording techniques! This cool collection of Iasos' music was put together by Carlos Nino with the guys at Numero – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fact Of Being, 1978. New Copy
An instrumental record with a very special promise – one that it "will tend to induce a three dimensional picture or hologram in your mind"! There's a few key conditions – you've got to close your eyes, use headphones, and focus on the music – but that last part is very ... CD
Fact Of Being, 1975. New Copy
Bizarre home made electronics from the enigmatic Iasos – an artist who later went onto a bit of fame in the new age, but who's working here in a trippier, spacier, almost psychedelic mode! The style is often quite personal, and almost naive – as Iasos works on guitar, keyboards, ... CD
Fact Of Being, 1978. New Copy
Dreamy sounds from Iasos – an early proponent of the world of new age music, but one that's far hipper than the bigger-label acts to come in the 80s! This set is beautifully spare and meditative – two side-long tracks, each a kind of warmer, more sentimental take on territory that ... CD

Arvo Part

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
Folkways, 1982. New Copy
Beautiful sounds from the overlooked minimalist composer Craig Kupka – a set that features two very different tracks, each issued by Folkways Records – with a presentation that's both far away from the more academic records of the time, and some of the self-released work of the growing ... CD
Sahel Sounds, 1978. New Copy
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 ... CD

Blue Gene Tyranny & Peter Gordon

Trust In Rock
Unseen Worlds, 1976. New Copy 2CDs
An early live performance by two of the more compelling modern composers of the 70s – both artists working here in mode that fuses their larger ideas onto the idiom of a rock band – but all with a vibe that resonates strongly with their later releases on the Lovely Music label! The ... 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
Lovely, 1987. New Copy
One of David Behrman's coolest albums – a set of wonderful electronics that really lives up to the strange image on the cover – music that moves in these open, blocky passages that maybe take off from the future sound of the German electronic scene of the 70s, but which also have a ... CD
Folkways, 1967. New Copy Gatefold
CD...$7.99 16.98
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
Columbia/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1968. New Copy
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

Philip Glass

Dance Nos 1 & 3
Tomato, 1979. Near Mint-
A sublime blend of voice, flute, keyboards, and saxes performed by John Gibson, Iris Hiskey, Jack Kripl, Richard Peck, and Michael Riesman. LP, Vinyl record album

Luciano Berio/EE Cummings/Sylano Bussotti/John Cag

Circles/Frammento/Aria With Fontana Mix – Cathy Berberian
Mainstream, Mid 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold
... LP, Vinyl record album

Gottfried Michael Koenig/Zoltan Pongracz/Rainer Riehm

Terminus II/Funtion Grun/Phonothese/Chants De Maldoror
Deutsche Grammophon/Avant Garde (Germany), 1970. Near Mint-
A great entry in the Deutsche Grammophon Avant Garde series – four electronic pieces all developed at the Studio Of Electronic Music At Utrecht State University – with a depth and darkness to rival the best of the French scene of the 60s! LP, Vinyl record album
Nonesuch, 1974. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album
CRI, Mid 70s. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album
Angel, 1970. Very Good+
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
CRI, 1978. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album

Luciano Berio, Jacob Druckman & Ilhan Mimaroglu

Electronic Music III
Turnabout, Late 60s. Near Mint-
Collection of avant electronic pieces, with one work apiece from Berio and Jacob Druckman, and 2 by Ilhan Mimaroglu. Berio's work is "Thema", which is an hommage to Joyce, and features Cathy Berberian. Ilhan Mimaroglu's best piece is "Six Preludes For Magnetic Tape", which ... LP, Vinyl record album
Turnabout, 1965. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album
Aligned Audio, 1991. Near Mint-
A really cool record, and one that, we think, was created just for Christian Marclay to use in one of his turntable performances! The record has a longish track on each side, but mostly features shorter selections that are lock grooves – all with unusual sounds that are most likely used by ... LP, Vinyl record album
Lovely/Vital Records, 1980. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold
This was an installation piece at the US Custom House in New York City as part of a show called "Custom & Culture" in 1979. The liner notes indicate that "the wire was extended 80 feet through the oval of the Rotunda and was driven by one pure wave oscillator". There was no ... LP, Vinyl record album

Terry Riley

Rainbow In Curved Air
Columbia, 1969. Very Good
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

Meredith Monk

Key
Lovely, 1971. Very Good+
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Vega (France), Early 60s. Very Good
Very hip stuff – and the composers direct each recording, too! LP, Vinyl record album

Iannis Xenakis

Electro-Acoustic Music
Nonesuch, Late 60s. Very Good+
The classic Nonesuch LP of Xenakis' Electro-Acoustic Music, featuring performances of pieces from 1957 through 1962, including "Bohor 1", "Concret P-H II", "Diamorphoses II", and "Orient-Occident II". We couldn't even begin to describe the beauty and power ... LP, Vinyl record album

Arne Nordheim/Alfred Janson/Bjord Fongaard

Response – Electronic Music From Norway
Limelight, Late 60s. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album

Tim Hecker

Love Streams
4AD, 2016. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated October 28, 2020


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