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


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
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
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
Different Trains
Nonesuch, 1989. New Copy (reissue)
A pivotal album from minimalist genius Steve Reich – a record that got him into living rooms across America – thanks to the album's higher concept, and key participation of the Kronos Quartet and guitarist Pat Metheny! Kronos perform on the long title track "Different Trains" ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Prati Bagnati Del Monte Analogo (with bonus download)
Cramps/Superior Viaduct, 1979. New Copy (reissue)
Sublime sounds from the Italian modernist scene of the 70s – an album produced by Franco Battiato, and which shares a lot with his own classics from the time! Composer/performers Raul Lovisoni and Francesco Messina may have a few less dark corners than Battiato – and work here in a ... 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Drones (plus bonus track)
Polydor/Lion, 1979. New Copy
More than simple Drones from French experimental composer Jean-Philippe Gourde – it's an outwardly melodic set of music inspired by classical music and rock music – and fuses the 2 with synths and acoustic instrumentation! It's got a futuristic vibe on one level, but melodies and ... CD
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
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
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
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1900s/1910s/1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s. New Copy 3CD
A very unusual look at the sound of the avant garde – one that begins much earlier than most other collections, and that features a fairly wide range of musical genres too! The set offers up a comprehensive look at modern music in many forms – from initial moments in more serious ... CD
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
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
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
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
Le Renard Bleu
Midori Takada, 2018. New Copy
Maybe one of the most beautiful albums we've ever heard from Midori Takada – a set that's overflowing with her own work on a variety of percussion instruments – spreading out slowly, and really taking the time to open up in a completely magical way! The record features vocals from ... LP, Vinyl record album
Etats-Unis/Superior Viaduct, 1971/1972. New Copy (reissue)
Maybe some of the darkest music you'll ever hear to accompany a dance performance – created at the start of the 70s by Bay Area composer Warner Jepson – who uses both a collection of his own found sounds, and a Buchla 100 synthesizer! The approach is very electro-acoustic – as it' ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
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
Tehillim
ECM, 1982. Near Mint-
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In C
Columbia, 1968. Near Mint- 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
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
Nonesuch, 1985. Near Mint-
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Avant Garde String Quartet In The USA – Concord String Quartet (3LP set)
Vox Box, 1973. Very Good 3LP
Nice set documenting postwar developments in American avant garde writing for string quartet, featuring works by Leon Kirchner "Quartet No 3 for String Quartet & Electronic Tape", Christian Wolff "Summer", Morton Feldman "Structures For String Quartet", Lejaren ... 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
Decca, 1970. Near Mint-
Includes pieces by MV Matthews, Jean Claude Risset, James Tenney, Wayne Slawson, RN Sheppard, and JR Pierce. LP, Vinyl record album
Wergo (Germany), 1967. Near Mint-
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Circles/Frammento/Aria With Fontana Mix – Cathy Berberian
Mainstream, Mid 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold
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Sub Rosa, Mid/Late 60s. Near Mint-
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Ancient Shadows
Qbico (Italy), 2005. Near Mint-
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Ex Cathedra/WORDS+DREAMS, 2013. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
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Only Jealousy Of Emer
Counterpoint, Mid 60s. Sealed
One of the strangest pieces ever composed by Lou Harrison – based on the writings of William Butler Yeats, and done as a "poetic play for masked dancers"! LP, Vinyl record album
Bachanalia
Telegraph Harp, 2015. Sealed
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World Of Shells
Sun Ark, 2016. Sealed Gatefold
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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
Philo/Unseen Worlds, Late 70s. New Copy 2CD
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 ... 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
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
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
Prestige/Honest Jons (UK), 1956/1957. New Copy
Incredible work from the enigmatic Moondog – and a great CD that brings together his rare 2nd and 3rd albums for the Prestige label! 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 ... CD
 
Updated January 19, 2019


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