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


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

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
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

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

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
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 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
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

Steve Reich

Drumming
Superior Viaduct, 1971. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
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 ... 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
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
Ananda/Superior Viaduct, 1976. New Copy (reissue)
Beautiful early solo work from Alvin Curran – a set that's much more cerebral than his sounds with MEV, but which also has maybe a more personal vibe than some of his later works! There's a very organic approach to the music here – as Curran mixes source recordings with bits of voice, ... LP, Vinyl record album

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), 1953. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
Gentle genius from the legendary Moondog – a rare album recorded right around the same time as his mindblowing work for Prestige! The style here is very similar to those Prestige albums – very spare and rhythmic – often just using simple acoustic percussion alongside an ... LP, Vinyl record album
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

Katia Labeque & Triple Sun

Moondog
Deutsche Grammophon, 2018. New Copy
One of the most beautiful takes we've ever heard on the music of Moondog – a set that keeps true to his initial ideas, while also spinning things out in really creative new directions! The songs here are all based on famous themes from the legendary underground composer, but they get new ... CD
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
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
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
Wergo (Germany), 1965/1966. Near Mint- Gatefold
... LP, Vinyl record album

Morton Subotnick

Touch
Columbia, Late 60s. Very Good+
Late 60s genius from electronician Morton Subotnick – a spare and extended piece that's filled with plenty of great analogue bits! The feel of the work is very bubbling and rhythmic – electronic notes clattering together with a really earthy feel – then sliding into more spacey ... LP, Vinyl record album

Antony Gormley

Sounds Of The Studio
Gearbox (UK), 2018. Near Mint-
... 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

Steven R Smith

Cities
Immune, 2009. Near Mint-
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Nonesuch, 1968. Very Good+
Nice extended suite of early electronic music, written and performed by Andrew Rudin of the Electronic Music Center of the Philadelphia Music Academy. The sound is similar to some of the other Nonesuch electronic albums from the time, like works by Morton Subotnick and Kenneth Gaburo. The piece ... LP, Vinyl record album
Harmonia Mundi (France), 1967. Very Good+
Two great performances of classic Stockhausen compositions! "Zyklus For Percussion" is handled by Max Neuhaus and Christoph Caskel, and the piece is done with a perfect sense of space, and a great recording of all the acoustic percussion touches added to it. Frederic Rzewiski plays solo ... 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
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

Mind Over Mirrors

Voice Calling
Immune, 2015. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album
Vinyl On Demand (Germany), Mid 70s-Early 80s. Near Mint- 6LP Box Set + DVD
... LP, Vinyl record album

Ross Manning

Interlacing
Room 40 (Australia), 2015. Near Mint-
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Wergo (Germany), Early 70s. Very Good+
Three nice Ligeti pieces: "Requiem" is an orchestral and choral piece, "Lontano" is a piece for large orchestra, and "Continuum" is a short piece for cembalo. LP, Vinyl record album

Marek Zebrowski & David Lynch

Polish Night Music
Sacred Bones, 2007. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
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Wergo (Germany), 1970. Very Good+
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

Babbitt/Berger/Berkowitz/Dahl/Glanville Hicks/Gould/Hovhaness/Kennan/Powell/Weber

New Music For The Piano – Robert Helps
RCA, 1966. Near Mint- 2LP
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Wergo (Germany), 1973. Near Mint-
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Family Underground

Ancient Shadows
Qbico (Italy), 2005. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia, 1958. Very Good
A seminal set of recordings of material from Edgar Varese – key Robert Craft takes on three earlier compositions, and the debut of "Poeme Electronique", which was created at the 1958 Brussels World Fair! "Ionisation" hs a complex mix of percussion instruments, played by ... LP, Vinyl record album
Turnabout, 1972. Near Mint-
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Nonesuch, 1975. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
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Tony Conrad and Faust

Outside The Dream Syndicate
Table Of The Elements, 1973. Used
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 ... 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
Columbia/Concord, 1968. New Copy (reissue)
Brilliant work by Steve Reich – featuring two of his best early pieces! "Violin Phase" takes up all of side one – and features a solo performance by Paul Zukofsky that's a perfect exploration of Reich's concept of phase shift. "It's Gonna Rain" is on side two ... LP, Vinyl record album
Wergo (Germany), 1967. Near Mint-
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Candide, Early 60s. Near Mint-
Three works performed by the Ars Nova Ensemble, with Marius Constant conducting. The most interesting of these is "Polytope", a work for 4 orchestras scattered throughout the audience. "Medea" is a work for men's chorus, galets, and orchestra; and "Syrmos" is for a ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated March 20, 2019


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