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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
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

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

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

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

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

Luc Ferrari

Photophonie
Transversales Disques (France), Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy
A range of never-issued recordings by sound wizard Luc Ferrari – all pulled from his personal archive! Side one features the very extended "Photophonie" – done for a photographic exhibition, and with a sound that's in the noisier, more striking side of the electronic spectrum ... 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

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
Horo/Alternative Fox (UK), 1977. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
A return to classic form for MEV – after some of the more tripped-out experiments of the early 70s – and a record that's also very much at home on the Horo label, thanks to a very freewheeling sense of improvisation! The founding trio of the group are at the core – Frederick ... LP, Vinyl record album

Edward Vesala, Antero Honkanen, & Others

Ode To Marilyn
Svart (Finland), 1973. New Copy
A tribute to Marilyn Monroe, but one that's way different than you might expect – as the music here is highly electronic, and often quite dark – served up in a mix of experimental and jazz-based modes by a very unusual Finnish group from the early 70s! The quintet features drummer ... 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
Sahel Sounds, 1978. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... 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
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
Folkways, 1980. New Copy 2CDs
A double-length set of experimental electronics from Folkways – music recorded a bit later than some of the early analogue sides on the label, but done with a similarly spare and spooky feel! There's a nice maturation going on here – a move away from some of the more academic ... 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

Ernest Hood

Neighborhoods
Freedom To Spend/Rvng Intl, 1975. New Copy
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 ... 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
Folkways, 1978. New Copy Gatefold
Moody electronics from maestro Jon Appleton – a spare set that's quite a bit different from some of his early 70s tape experiments for Flying Dutchman! This Folkways album has Appleton doing some wonderfully weird work on the keys – mostly a synclavier, but also some other early ... 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, 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
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
El (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD
An excellent collection of early work by John Cage – and a set that's maybe not nearly as sweet as you'd guess from the "lollipops" in the title! The box is worth it alone for its presentation of the 25 Year Retrospective Concert – which brings together 1958 performance ... CD
Nonesuch, Late 60s. Very Good
Both pieces, "Reconnaissance" and "In No Strange Land" feature a combination of traditional instrumentation, and analog synthesizer. LP, Vinyl record album
Finnadar, 1976. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album

Steve Reich

Desert Music
Nonesuch, 1985. Near Mint- Gatefold
... LP, Vinyl record album
Candide, 1968/1969. Very Good+
2 pieces for orchestra, both performed with the musicians scattered throughout the audience! LP, Vinyl record album

Steve Reich

Tehillim
ECM, 1982. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album

ErikM/Anthony Pateras

Albedo
Van D'oeuvre (France), 2019. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album

Berio/Xenakis/Maderna/Ferrari/Dufrene-Baronnet

Images Fantastiques
Limelight, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold
A landmark set of early electronic work by some of Europe's greatest composers of the postwar era! Luciano Berio contributes "Momenti" and "Omaggio A Joyce", Luc Ferrari performs "Visage V", Bruno Maderna plays "Continuo", and Xenakis offers the ground-shakin ... LP, Vinyl record album
Nonesuch, Late 60s. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album

Terry Riley/Pierre Marietan/GERM

Keyboard Study 2/Initiative
BYG/Actuel (France), 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold
A rare session on BYG/Actuel – not jazz, but avant classical work, featuring two striking modern pieces! Side one features Terry Riley's "Keyboard Study 2" – performed by pianists Gerard Fremy and Martine Joste. Side two features Pierre Marietan's "Initiative 1" ... LP, Vinyl record album
Pathe (France), Early 70s. Near Mint-
A great entry in the French EMI series of modern music – Perspectives Musicales! LP, Vinyl record album

Karlheinz Stockhausen

Mikrophonie 1/Mikrophonie 2
Columbia, 1965. Near Mint-
Columbia album that features the original recordings of these 2 "Mikrophonie" compositions – one for tam tam, microphones, filters, and potentiometers; the other for choir, hammond organ, and ring modulators. Both tracks are excellent examples of Stockhausen's best work with ... LP, Vinyl record album
Angel, Late 60s. Near Mint-
The first composition, "Polla Ta Dhina" is a piece for children's chorus and orchestra. The other 3 pieces are all instrumental, performed by the Paris Instrumental Ensemble for Contemporary Music. It's not as "out" as his electronic stuff, but nice modern classical music ... 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

Gol & Charlemagne Palestine

Pandamoniahbleeummm!!!!
Planam (Italy), 2008. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album
Tomato, 1977. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
Of all of John Cage's work the stuff that still stands up extremely well for us is his prepared piano compositions. The sound that Cage forged on the instrument is still incredibly striking, and recordings of the technique are not always that easy to come by. This 2LP set on Tomato represents ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated April 04, 2020


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