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


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

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

Phill Niblock/Joseph Celli

Niblock For Celli/Celli Plays Niblock
Superior Viaduct, 1984. New Copy
Solo instrumental work, manipulated by tape – all at a level that makes for some of the headiest sounds you'll ever hear from the minimalist generation! Side one features "Second Two Octaves & A Fifth" – performed by Joseph Celli on oboe, but taken to this very modal, ... 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
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 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 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 made ... CD
Sony, Late 70s/1980s/1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy 24CD
CD...$89.99 119.98
A stunning collection of sounds from the legendary Philip Glass – a complete set of every single one of his recordings for Columbia Records – which is the label at which he did most of his important music! The set's a treasure trove of modernist musical moments – not just a ... CD
Philo/Unseen Worlds, 1980. New Copy 3LP Gatefold (reissue)
Amazing electronics from Laurie Spiegel – a set that's wonderfully on the cusp of analogue expression at the end of the 70s – tuneful, not noisy – rich in texture, yet never too dark – and warm, but never in a mellow sort of new age way! At some level, a record like this ... 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

Roger Doyle

Oizzo No
Cacophonic (UK), 1975. New Copy
Very cool work from the Irish avant garde of the early 70s – served up here by a key member of what must have been a pretty small scene! Roger Doyle is a drummer, with experience in jazz – but here, he's working in this huge variety of experimental sounds – leading a Moondog-like ... LP, Vinyl record album

Futuro Antico (Riccardo Sinigaglia/Walter Maioli)

Futuro Antico
Black Sweat (Italy), 1980. New Copy
Very meditative sounds from this hip Italian combo – long songs spreading out with a mix of electronics and organic elements – almost with a vibe that recalls some of the more globally-conscious projects on ECM during the 70s! Walter Maioli plays a range of flutes – many of them ... LP, Vinyl record album

Futuro Antico (Dabire/Sinigaglia/Maioli)

Dai Primitivi All' Elettronica
Black Sweat (Italy), 1980. New Copy
We're more than willing to embrace the primitive electronics claim in the title – because while the album does feature a fair bit of moog, keyboards, and other electronics – plus some tapes and processing as well – there's also a heck of a lot more elements from around the globe, ... 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
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
Etats-Unis/Superior Viaduct, 1981/1982. New Copy (reissue)
A totally unique album of electric guitar-generated sounds – created in the same generation as the experiments of Glenn Branca and Sonic Youth, but born out of a completely different energy altogether! The title here should be taken at a completely literal level – as the album features ... 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

Raul Lovisoni & Francesco Messina

Prati Bagnati Del Monte Analogo (with bonus download)
Cramps/Superior Viaduct, 1979. New Copy (reissue)
Sublime sounds from the Italian modernist scene of the 70s – an album produced by Franco Battiato, and which shares a lot with his own classics from the time! Composer/performers Raul Lovisoni and Francesco Messina may have a few less dark corners than Battiato – and work here in a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1900s/1910s/1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s. New Copy 3CD
A very unusual look at the sound of the avant garde – one that begins much earlier than most other collections, and that features a fairly wide range of musical genres too! The set offers up a comprehensive look at modern music in many forms – from initial moments in more serious ... CD

Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza

Nuova Consonanza
RCA/Schema (Italy), 1966. New Copy
Some of the most striking work we've ever heard from this legendary Italian group – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given the power of their work in the 60s and 70s! The assemblage features important avant garde sounds from Ennio Morricone – and offers up a real look at the roots of ... CD
Honest Jons (UK), 1955. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
An extremely rare slice of early work by Moondog – recorded right around the time of his early albums for Prestige! This 4 track ep features short tunes recorded by Moondog in his hauntingly spare style of the time – using earthy percussion to set the pace of the tracks, and also ... LP, Vinyl record album
Black Truffle (Austria), 2019. New Copy
A really beautiful piece by composer Alvin Lucier – one that continues his longstanding legacy of sonic exploration, but with results that are maybe a bit more beautiful than ever before! "Ricochet Lady" is a composition for solo glockenspiel – a long-spun minimal piece that ... 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

Laurie Spiegel

Expanding Universe
Philo, 1980. Near Mint-
Amazing electronics from Laurie Spiegel – a set that's wonderfully on the cusp of analogue expression at the end of the 70s – tuneful, not noisy – rich in texture, yet never too dark – and warm, but never in a mellow sort of new age way! At some level, a record like this ... LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia, 1969. New Copy (reissue)
Visionary stuff from Harry Partch – the kind of record that's a great introduction to his music – and a relic from an era when mindbending, rule breaking sound art could come out on a label like Columbia! There's lots of Partch's weird invented instruments – like chromelodeon, ... 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

David Casper

Tantra-La
Hummingbird, 1982. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album

Garry Hughes

Sacred Cities
Audion, 1986. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album

Mike Hankinson & The Putney VCS3 Synthesizer

Unusual Classical Synthesizer
Westminster Gold, 1972. Near Mint-
While we've never been huge fans of the whole "switched on. . ." sort of recordings with moogy interpretations of classical pieces, there were a couple of good albums in the Westminster Gold series. A variety of short pieces performed on the less widely recorded but equally fantastic ... LP, Vinyl record album

David Casper

Hear And Be Yonder
Hummingbird, 1981. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album

Henry Wolff, Nancy Hennings

Tibetan Bells
Island, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold
Very trippy. The album purports to be the first time that Tibetan bells were ever recorded. We don't know if that's true or not, but it is a nice batch of space-out tracks that would have sounded great in the early days of FM radio. Wolff and Hennings wrote all tracks, and titles include "Kh ... LP, Vinyl record album
CRI, 1977. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album

Takehisa Kosugi/Christian Wolff/John King/David Behrman/Jesse Stiles

Forty Minutes & Eleven Seconds EP
No Label, 2011. Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album

Danny Jaeger/Bill Keenan

Incredible Sounds Of Synclavier II
New England Digital Corp, 1981. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album
Vinyl On Demand (Germany), Mid 70s-Early 80s. Near Mint- 6LP Box Set + DVD
... LP, Vinyl record album

Steve Reich/Kronos Quartet/Pat Metheny

Different Trains
Nonesuch, 1989. Near Mint-
A pivotal album from minimalist genius Steve Reich – a record that got him into living rooms across America – thanks to the album's higher concept, and key participation of the Kronos Quartet and guitarist Pat Metheny! Kronos perform on the long title track "Different Trains" ... LP, Vinyl record album
Candide, Mid 60s. Very Good+
A groundbreaking collection of the musical style that was known as musique concrete – pulled from key early recordings from the Paris studios of Groupe De Recherches Musicales ORTF! These guys were some of the most important sound scientists of the 20th century – as much technicians as ... LP, Vinyl record album

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
Bell Telephone Laboratories, 1960. Very Good
A very cool set that's also a great reminder of the technical innovation we once saw from the phone company! The box features a variety of different computer music compositions – many from early IBM computers – with work by Dr JR Pierce, MV Mathews, Newman Guttman, and David Lewin ... LP, Vinyl record album

Laurie Spiegel

Expanding Universe
Philo, 1980. Near Mint-
Amazing electronics from Laurie Spiegel – a set that's wonderfully on the cusp of analogue expression at the end of the 70s – tuneful, not noisy – rich in texture, yet never too dark – and warm, but never in a mellow sort of new age way! At some level, a record like this ... LP, Vinyl record album

Harry Partch

World Of Harry Partch
Columbia, Early 60s. Sealed
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

Adelbert Von Deyen

Atmospheres
Sky (Germany), 1980. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album

Antony Gormley

Sounds Of The Studio
Gearbox (UK), 2018. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 1968. Near Mint-
"Kommunion" and "Intensitaet" are 2 pieces from the 12 piece cycle recorded in 1969. The pieces mix acoustic instrumental solos with electronics and tam tam – and the resultant sound has much more of an avant jazz feel than a lot of Stockhausen's other work. Michael ... LP, Vinyl record album

Morton Subotnick

Silver Apples Of The Moon
Nonesuch, Late 60s. Near Mint-
Classic electronic score by Morton Subotnick, an LP that was, as the label says, the "first original full-scale composition created expressly for the record medium." One long work, divided in half, and featuring some of Subotnick's best early computer music work! LP, Vinyl record album
Limelight, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold
This groovy avant percussion group plays two long multi-part pieces, one by Miloslav Kabelac called "8 Inventions, op. 45", the other by Maurice Ohana, which is "4 Choreographic Etudes". Noisy in parts, calm in others, and with 140 different percussion instruments. LP, Vinyl record album
New World, 1969/1985/1987. Near Mint-
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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
Sound Miracle (Spain), Late 20s/1930s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy
Not your usual set of electronic music – as this very cool collection brings together sounds from a range of different sources – from scientific experimenters who were working alone in their sonic laboratories, to bigger artists who got more of their music circulated to the public! Yet ... LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold
This was the first of Moondog's albums on Columbia – produced in a style that took him a lot more seriously than other albums on labels like Brunswick or Prestige, and handled in a way that slots it nicely between the label's experiments in modern music with artists like Terry Riley or Harry ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated May 24, 2019


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