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

Somei Satoh

Mandala Trilogy + 1
WRWTFWW (Switzerland), Mid 80s. New Copy 2LP
A trio of works created by Japanese composer Somei Satoh in the mid 80s – all very much with the meditative qualities you might guess from the title! The songs here all build slowly – with a strongly resonant sonic space that seems to emerge slowly from a keyboard – some of the ... LP, Vinyl record album

Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza

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
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

Pierre Henry

Un Monde Lacere
Transversales Disques (France), 2008. New Copy
The legendary French electronic composer Pierre Henry was 80 when he created this piece – but the sound of the music is very much close to his roots – and recalls the kind of striking combinations that Henry brought to the postwar world of musique concrete! The work was recorded in ... LP, Vinyl record album

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
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
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

Luc Ferrari

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
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
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
Universal (France), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s/2010s. New Copy 13CD set
CD...$99.99 119.99
A career-spanning set of work from one of the hippest composers of the 20th Century – a huge box set that not only features most of his important works, but also includes 14 pieces that appear here for the first time ever! And yes – there have been other box sets of Pierre Henry'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

Alvin Curran

Fore/Our Swimmer (Germany), 1980. New Copy (reissue)
One of the most striking recordings ever created by Alvin Curran, and maybe one of the most organic too – a record that mixes his more abstract inclinations with warmer instrumentation, and a cyclical approach to sound that almost hits the Terry Riley side of the spectrum! Curran handles ... 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
Columbia, 1971. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
One of the lasting classics from Harry Partch – a really Moondog-like record that's put together from a host of unique instruments designed by Partch himself! Although a somewhat serious piece in presentation, there's a really organic feel going on here – lots of spare, almost eerie ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Columbia, 1969. New Copy (reissue)
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
Mars/Lucia, 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)
A stunning set of early work from the legendary Moondog – recorded on the streets of New York, but with a complexity and sophistication that may well beat his famous early albums on Prestige! The sounds here are amazing – the work of a composer who's stripped everything down to 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, 1979. New Copy
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 ... 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

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

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
Crammed (Belgium), Early 80s. New Copy
Beautiful work from Hector Zazou, and one of those wonderfully hard to define records from the early days of the Crammed label – a company that always had a strong penchant for mixing up both musical and cultural modes in really unique ways! The record is part of a series of imagined ... CD

Terry Riley

Rainbow In Curved Air
Columbia, 1969. Near Mint-
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

Peder Mannerfelt

Lines Describing Circles
Digitalis, 2014. Sealed
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Neoteric, 1978. Near Mint-
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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

Stuart Saunders Smith

Memory Bands
Spectrum, Mid 80s. Near Mint-
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Alessandro Cortini

Hospital, 2014. Sealed 2LP Gatefold
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Harvest (Sweden), 1983. Very Good+
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Phillip Sollman

A-Ton (Germany), 2020. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
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Nonesuch, 1968. Near Mint- 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
Nonesuch, 1974. Sealed
Works include "Ionisation" by Varese, "Ostinato Pianissimo" by Henry Cowell, "Amorphis" by Kil-Sung Oak, and "Fantasy Variations" by Michael Colgrass. LP, Vinyl record album

John Krausbauer & Kaori Suzuki

Night Angel Of Dual Infinities
Beacon Sound, 2021. Near Mint-
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Field (Netherlands), 2015. Near Mint- 2LP
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Slow Life (Germany), 2017. Near Mint- 2LP
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From Overseas

Past Inside The Present, 2020. Near Mint-
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Lunch Money Life

Immersion Chamber
Scenic Route (UK), 2020. Sealed
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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

Kristoffer Eikrem & Bendik Baksaas

8 Duets
Mutual Intentions (Norway), 2019. Sealed
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Gerard Schwarz & Kun Woo Paik

French Influence – Music For The Trumpet
Harlequin, 1972. Very Good+
Schwarz plays trumpet, and Paik plays piano – and the duo handle pieces by Ibert, Enseco, Senee, Bozza, Charlier, and Pascal. 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
New World, 1978. Very Good+
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Innova, 2007. Used
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Sub Rosa (Belgium), 2013. Used
New recordings of some of the most important early experimental work from John Cage – his best electronic and tape-based compositions – presented here in a style that's very faithful to the original ideas, but often recorded a lot better than most early versions as well! The music is ... CD
Updated September 22, 2021

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