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


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
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

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

Sarah Hennies/Two Way Street

Reinvention of Romance
Astral Spirits, 2020. New Copy 2LP
A beautiful extended composition for the coronavirus generation – a piece written for cello and percussion in a very minimal way that builds and shifts over time – all to examine the "care and empathy that emerge when two lives share space"! That care is very clear here ... LP, Vinyl record album

Henk Badings & Dick Raaijmakers

Evolutions, Contrasts, & Electronic Music
Fantome Phonographique (Italy), Mid 50s. New Copy (reissue)
A treasure trove of early electronic music from these two Dutch giants of the field – both every bit as important as the more widely-circulated French artists of the musique concrete generation! Badings is featured here on a number of great tracks – including the sublime "Capriccio ... LP, Vinyl record album

Steve Reich

Drumming
Superior Viaduct, 1971. New Copy 2CD
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 ... CD
Cramps/Ampersand, 1977. New Copy 2CD
CD...$7.99 17.99
A compelling vocal performance from John Cage – recorded in Milan in 1977, and stretching for over 2 hours – as the great performer also reminds us of his poetic and performance skills, making all these strange and unusual vocalizations into the microphone on the state! The feel is ... CD

Somei Satoh

Emerald Tablet/Echoes
WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1978/1981. New Copy
Two stunning works from Japanese experimentalist Somei Satoh – both very different, but very minimal too! "Emerald Tablet" moves between the farther reaches of sound into moments of sustained resonance on tubular bells, which then shifts to noisier moments too – all delivered ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sony/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1979. New Copy (reissue)
An amazing record, and one that forever transformed the sound of opera in the US – the amazing summation of all the many musical ideas that Philip Glass had been cooking up since the 60s, done as a mindblowing stage presentation with Robert Wilson! Voices, organ, reeds, and piano come ... LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1985. New Copy 3LPs (reissue)
Amazing work from Philip Glass – his second great opera, and a long-overdue follow-up to Einstein On The Beach – a set of music that's every bit as great as that groundbreaking work, but maybe even with stronger, fuller execution overall! The piece looks at the early political years of ... LP, Vinyl record album

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

Heerlens Percussie Ensemble

Biologic Music
Hot Mule (France), 1986. New Copy (reissue)
A really unusual little album – one that partly embraces a globe's worth of acoustic percussion, partly expresses itself in the minimal percussion legacy after Steve Reich's Drumming, and partly embraces some of the electric/acoustic sounds of the New York downtown scene of the early 80s ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fact Of Being, 1978. New Copy (reissue)
An instrumental record with a very special promise – one that it "will tend to induce a three dimensional picture or hologram in your mind"! There's a few key conditions – you've got to close your eyes, use headphones, and focus on the music – but that last part is very ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fact Of Being, 1978. New Copy (reissue)
Dreamy sounds from Iasos – an early proponent of the world of new age music, but one that's far hipper than the bigger-label acts to come in the 80s! This set is beautifully spare and meditative – two side-long tracks, each a kind of warmer, more sentimental take on territory that ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fact Of Being, 1975. New Copy (reissue)
Bizarre home made electronics from the enigmatic Iasos – an artist who later went onto a bit of fame in the new age, but who's working here in a trippier, spacier, almost psychedelic mode! The style is often quite personal, and almost naive – as Iasos works on guitar, keyboards, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Nonesuch/Karl (UK), Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
One of THE electronic records of the 60s – an album so important, the Silver Apples took their name from the title – and a whole other generation of artists took strong inspiration from the electronic creations of Morton Subotnick! Before the set, much electronic music of this nature ... LP, Vinyl record album

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
Folkways, 1982. New Copy (reissue)
Beautiful sounds from the overlooked minimalist composer Craig Kupka – a set that features two very different tracks, each issued by Folkways Records – with a presentation that's both far away from the more academic records of the time, and some of the self-released work of the growing ... 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
Numero, 1970s. New Copy 2 LPs Gatefold
Spacey sounds from the enigmatic Iasos – a legendary figure in the 70s underground – and an artist with a heck of a great ear for organic electronics and unusual recording techniques! This cool collection of Iasos' music was put together by Carlos Nino with the guys at Numero – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fact Of Being, 1978. New Copy
An instrumental record with a very special promise – one that it "will tend to induce a three dimensional picture or hologram in your mind"! There's a few key conditions – you've got to close your eyes, use headphones, and focus on the music – but that last part is very ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1969. New Copy
An incredible record from the glory days of Flying Dutchman! The session's one of a rare few cut by electronic musician Jon Appleton, and it's a stunning blend of analogue electronics and sonic cut up material – a record of musique concrete compositions to rival the greatest work coming out ... CD
Fact Of Being, 1978. New Copy
Dreamy sounds from Iasos – an early proponent of the world of new age music, but one that's far hipper than the bigger-label acts to come in the 80s! This set is beautifully spare and meditative – two side-long tracks, each a kind of warmer, more sentimental take on territory that ... CD
Folkways, 1982. New Copy
Beautiful sounds from the overlooked minimalist composer Craig Kupka – a set that features two very different tracks, each issued by Folkways Records – with a presentation that's both far away from the more academic records of the time, and some of the self-released work of the growing ... CD
Sahel Sounds, 1978. New Copy
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 ... CD

Blue Gene Tyranny & Peter Gordon

Trust In Rock
Unseen Worlds, 1976. New Copy 2CDs
An early live performance by two of the more compelling modern composers of the 70s – both artists working here in mode that fuses their larger ideas onto the idiom of a rock band – but all with a vibe that resonates strongly with their later releases on the Lovely Music label! The ... CD

Jordan De La Sierra

Gymnosphere – Song Of The Rose
Unity/Numero, 1978. New Copy 2CD
Spacey piano work from Jordan De La Sierra – material that's clearly informed by the 60s experiments of La Monte Young and Terry Riley, but which also has a more open, spiritual quality too! The piano has a nice sense of tuning – one that's almost watery at points – and Jordan's ... CD

Entourage Music & Theater Ensemble

Entourage
Folkways, 1973. New Copy
Beautiful sounds from the Entourage ensemble – a record that's got a really meditative blend of acoustic elements with a few electric touches – used in ways that start in jazz, then move way beyond! Instrumentation includes guitar, flute, keyboards, violin, and mbira – coming ... 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

Milko Kelemen/Niccolo Castiglioni/Vittorio Fellega

Etudes Contrapuntiques/Tropi/Serenata/Musik Fur Sieben Instrumente
Time, Mid 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold
A haunting album of shorter chamber works by some lesser known avant garde composers of the 60s. The works are all played by the Hamburger Kammersolisten, with direction by Francis Travis – and instrumentation that includes flute, oboe, violin, cello, and piano. The range of composers is ... LP, Vinyl record album

German Army

More Bitter Fruit
Discrepant (UK), 2018. Sealed
... LP, Vinyl record album
Composers Recordings, 1984. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album

Philip Glass

Dance Pieces
CBS, 1987. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album
Harmonia Mundi (France), 1984. Very Good Gatefold
... LP, Vinyl record album
Heliodor (UK), 1968. 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
Kuckuck (Germany), 1984. Sealed 2LP
... LP, Vinyl record album
Vega (France), Early 60s. Very Good
Very hip stuff – and the composers direct each recording, too! LP, Vinyl record album

Meredith Monk

Key
Lovely, 1971. Very Good+
Haunting early work by Meredith Monk – recorded in 1971, and performed by a small group of vocalists – all working with Monk in an incredible presentation of her new ideas for voice! The music is already at a place that's light years ahead of most – clearly marking the singer as ... LP, Vinyl record album
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), Late 60s. Near Mint-
One of the Deustche Gramophone Avant Garde series LPs, featuring Vinko Globokar on trombone playing his own "Discours II Pour Cinq Trombones", Berio's "Sequenza V for Trombone Solo", Stockhausen's "Solo fur Melodie-Instrument", and Alsina's "Consecuenza op. 17 fur ... LP, Vinyl record album
Time, 1961. Very Good+ Gatefold
... LP, Vinyl record album
Heliodor, 1970. Very Good
... LP, Vinyl record album
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), Mid 60s. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album
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

Kristoffer Eikrem & Bendik Baksaas

8 Duets
Mutual Intentions (Norway), 2019. Sealed
... LP, Vinyl record album

Lukas Foss/Lejaren Hiller/Elliott Schwartz

Paradigm/Algorithms I, Versions I & IV/Signals
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 1970. Very Good
... LP, Vinyl record album
Soho News, 1981. Near Mint- (pic cover)
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

Charlemagne Palestine & Rhys Chatham

Youuu + Mee = Weee
Sub Rosa (Belgium), 2011. Sealed
Sublime longform sounds from the duo of Charlemagne Palestine and Rhys Chatham – and just the kind of music that takes us back to the kind of creative space that Chatham occupied forty years ago! The album is one long work in two parts – it builds with these extended, sustained notes ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated January 17, 2021


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