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

Tom Dissevelt/Kid Baltan

Song Of The Second Moon
Limelight/Fifth Dimension (Germany), 1962. New Copy
CD...$5.99 16.99
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 ... CD

JJJJJerome Ellis

NNA, 2021. New Copy 2LP
A stunningly beautiful project from JJJJJerome Ellis – one that deals with dysfluency in speech, but delivers the message in a mix of instrumental and vocal modes! Ellis himself suffers from a block stutter – but rather than see that condition as a disability he presents it as a whole ... LP, Vinyl record album

David Tudor

Cramps/Dialogo (Italy), 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
A well-titled record from David Tudor – given the most of the material here is an exploration of space and sound through feedback! The album features two long tracks – "Mix A" and "Mix B" – and both appear to involve spare sounds in space, filtered through ... LP, Vinyl record album
El (UK), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 4CD
A really great idea for a collection – one that brings together postwar modern music in all of its many formats – from avant jazz, to early electronics, to Indian music, 20th Century classical, and even a bit of straighter jazz moments too! The package is very ear-opening – as it ... CD
Cacophonic (UK), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy
CD...$6.99 16.99
An amazing compilation of early electronic dance music – not only featuring some of coolest, most out there and progressive experimental electronic soundscapes of the era – but strangely moving, too! It has work by some legendary avant garde composers, made for remarkably forward-thinki ... CD
Elision Fields, 1978. New Copy
Experimental mastery from Terry Riley – a live recording captured in Paris in 1978 – at a point when he was working in a realm of his own invention, leading up to his benchmark Shri Camel LP! Riley is working here with his Yamaha portable combo organ that he had modified – ... CD
Elision Fields, 1972/1974. New Copy
Two rare soundtracks by Terry Riley – unsung examples of his musical genius during one of the the most fruitful periods in his career! Les Yeux Fermes features two very long tracks – each over 18 minutes long, and spun out with a spare, minimal groove that's very much in Riley's ... CD
Sony/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1993. New Copy 2LP
A beautiful orchestral work from Philip Glass – a set that features the long piece "Itaipu", and the shorter "The Canyon" – both handled with a mix of instrumentation and voices that really gives the music a sense of majesty! Although Robert Shaw recorded some ... LP, Vinyl record album

Costin Miereanu

Luna Cinese
Cramps/Dialogo (Italy), 1975. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
A fantastic record that's very much part of the strong legacy of sonic exploration we love in the legendary Cramps record label – served up in a space that goes way beyond music, and is still as groundbreaking now as it was when issued back in the 70s! Costin Mierenau is partly working here ... LP, Vinyl record album
Antilles/Island (Germany), 1969. New Copy (reissue)
A wonderfully spaced-out album of electronic rock from the early days of Island Records! White Noise are a bit like Silver Apples – mixing trippy rock with odd electronic twists that are all very much in a heady late 60s sort of way. But the "rock" component of the album is a very ... LP, Vinyl record album
Vinyl Magic (Italy), 1972. New Copy Gatefold
One of the most bizarre early works by Italian composer Franco Battiato – a record whose original cover featured a fetus on the cover, an inside image of his paper-mache mother, with a walk-in birth canal, and a subtitle that reads "return to the new world"! The musical style mixes ... LP, Vinyl record album
Space Age (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD
Groundbreaking electronic work from the UK – material recorded at the end of the 60s and start of the 70s by Peter Zinovieff, who's working here in as part of the Musys project at the Electronic Music Studio – then the only private composer-owned studio for electronic instrumentation! ... CD

MEV (Musica Elettronica Viva)

Our Swimmer (Germany), 1967. New Copy
The title's a great one for this early recording from MEV – as the record's got so much electric energy at times, it does feel a bit like a Spacecraft in operation! The music was recorded live in Berlin, and features Alvin Curran on an unusual kalimba mounted on a ten liter oil can, plus ... LP, Vinyl record album
Honest Jons (UK), 1950s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A long-overdue tribute to the legendary Moondog – one of the true visionaries of American music in the 20th Century! Moondog got his starts as a blind musician working the streets of New York at the end of the 40s, but he did so (as you'll note on the cover photo) with a range of unusual ... LP, Vinyl record album
Superior Viaduct, Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
Minimalist brilliance from Jon Gibson – a composer/musician who worked with some of the greats of his generation, and also made some wonderful music on his own! This package features music recorded in and around New York in the mid 70s, often recorded by Kurt Munkacsi, the engineer who made ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fantome Phonographique (Italy), 1962. New Copy
An unusual chapter of work from electronic music pioneer Daphne Oram – in part because it features a fair bit of acoustic music as well! As you'd guess from the title, the tunes are all designed for dancers – some mellow, some more upbeat – performed on instrumentation that ... 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
El (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CDs
A trio of albums that represent important early recordings of compositions by groundbreaking sonic genius Edgar Varese! First is the album Complete Works – an early series of recordings supervised by composer Edgard Varese – featuring versions of what were then his complete works! The ... CD
Prestige/4 Men With Beards, Mid 50s. New Copy (reissue)
Incredible work from the enigmatic Moondog – his third, and to that point, possibly most angular record for Prestige to date! The work here is quite different than some of Moondog's later, more serious compositions – in a mode that's much earthier, personal, and spontaneous – a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sub Rosa (Belgium), Late 70s. New Copy
A set that's got plenty of the Oberheim keyboard promised in the title, but one that also opens up on a range of other electronic sources too – served up here in rare material that was thought to be lost for years! Belgian electronic pioneer Andre Stordeur has a sound here that's a bit ... 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

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
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

Pierre Henry/Michel Colombier

Messe Pour Le Temps Present
Philips (France), 1967. New Copy
CD...$9.99 14.99
A legendary album – one that came from the more serious side of the French electronic scene of the 60s – but which has gone on to great fame in a number of different scenes – thanks to its mad blend of funk and electronics! There's grooves here you'll recognize from famous hip ... CD

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 ... CD

Tom Dissevelt/Kid Baltan

Fascinating World Of Electronic Music
We Are Busy Bodies (UK), Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)
Maybe the coolest record we've ever heard from the team of Tom Dissevelt and Kid Baltan – a record that's every bit as groundbreaking in its use of electronics, but even more playful overall! There's a slight touch of jazz at times – almost a Dick Hyman/Moon Gas sort of mode – as ... LP, Vinyl record album
Philips/We Are Busy Bodies (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
A wonderful album of early analogue electronics – originally issued with a title that billed it as "an astronaut's reflections while visiting the earth"! The sound here is way more outside than that, though – almost more as if the astronaut was an alien – with weird, ... LP, Vinyl record album
CRI, 1966. Near Mint-
Crumb's piece is performed on violin, piano, clarinet and flute, and Wolpe's piece is performed on piano, cello, and flute. LP, Vinyl record album

Philip Glass

Songs From Liquid Days
CBS/FM, 1986. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album

Peter Jensen/Morten Buchert/DR Big Band

Light Through Leaves – Carl Neilsen Recontextualized
Ilk (Denmark), 2020. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album
Nonesuch, 1968. Very Good Gatefold
Nice 1968 recordings of works by Cage and Lukas Foss. The Cage "Concerto For Prepared Piano" is performed by Yuji Takahashi on a prepared piano, as the main soloist with a larger ensemble. The sound is as you'd imagine from Cage's prepared piano stuff, with lots of cool off-kilter piano ... LP, Vinyl record album

Denis Wise

Wize Music
Finders Keepers (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Sealed
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

Alessandro Cortini

Hospital, 2014. Sealed 2LP Gatefold
... LP, Vinyl record album

Lunch Money Life

Immersion Chamber
Scenic Route (UK), 2020. Sealed
... LP, Vinyl record album
Fontana, Late 60s. Very Good+
A wild collision of worlds – as avant singer Cathy Berberian interprets the work of The Beatles – using the famous range that made her a favorite of 20th Century modernists, but tuned towards some of the big hits of the Fab Four in the 60s! LP, Vinyl record album
Harvest (Sweden), 1983. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album

Peder Mannerfelt

Lines Describing Circles
Digitalis, 2014. Sealed
... LP, Vinyl record album
Finnadar, 1974. Sealed
Very cool avant work from composer Eric Salzman – some pieces for voice, one for guitar, and one that includes work on magnetic tape! LP, Vinyl record album
Urania, 1957. Very Good+
A really great exploration of these avant percussion compositions – serevd up here in a recording with dozens of different percussion instruments! LP, Vinyl record album, Early 2000s. Very Good+
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

Kristoffer Eikrem & Bendik Baksaas

8 Duets
Mutual Intentions (Norway), 2019. Sealed
... LP, Vinyl record album
Move (Australia), 1981. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album
Heliodor (UK), 1968. Near Mint-
Three late 60s pieces from Lukas Foss, combining chance operations and scores that are primarily text directives. The first piece is for small ensemble: percussion, cello, clarinet and piano, the second is for a small ensemble with vocalists and speakers and the final the same ensemble as the ... LP, Vinyl record album

George Crumb

Turnabout, Early 70s. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album

From Overseas

Past Inside The Present, 2020. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album

Dave Smith/Jan Steele & Janet Sherbourne

Albanian Summer
Practical (UK), 1984. Near Mint-
A long piece composed by Dave Smith, recorded at the Electro Acoustic Music Studio in Birmingham, and featuring two artists better known for their interpretations of John Cage material on a late 70s album on Eno's Obscure Music label! LP, Vinyl record album

Tashi/Peter Serkin

Webern & Takemitsu
RCA, 1983. Near Mint-
Piecese include "Quartet OP 22", "Four Pieces OP 7", "Piano Variations OP 27", and "Three Little Pieces OP 11" by Webern – and "Uninteruppted Rests 1, 2, & 3", "For Away", and "Piano Distance" by Takemitsu. LP, Vinyl record album

Tony Conrad and Faust

Outside The Dream Syndicate
Superior Viaduct, 1973. New Copy (reissue)
The first-ever full album of music from Tony Conrad – issued in the early 70s after years of Conrad's secret input to the global avant garde – including some key years in New York, where he influenced John Cale and a generation of others who rose to greater fame! This set really has ... LP, Vinyl record album
Updated November 28, 2021

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