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


Franco Battiato

Pollution
Superior Viaduct, 1972. New Copy Gatefold
A really full-on early set from Franco Battiato – a set that's maybe halfway between some of his more avant compositions and some of the modes of the Italian prog scene at the time! The album's a concept one, based on the growing pollution of the planet – in a mode that's maybe similar ... 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
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

Robert Ashley

Private Parts
Lovely, 1977. New Copy (reissue)
One of the most important records from composer Robert Ashley – and one that's got a compact approach that helped it circulate a lot more than some of Ashley's larger operas! This piece is very much like those – with Ashley's unique spoken approach – part poetry, part performance ... 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
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

Blue Gene Tyranny

Out Of The Blue
Lovely/Unseen Worlds, 1977. New Copy
A compelling first album from avant composer Blue Gene Tyranny – one of the first efforts from the excellent art label Lovely Music, and a wonderful example of the left-field experimentation going on away from the punk and more familiar scenes of the time! The first half of the record is an ... CD

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 by 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 ... 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

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
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

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

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

Raul Lovisoni & Francesco Messina

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
Modern Silence/Alternative Fox (UK), 1970. New Copy
Steve Reich at the earliest point in his career – a time when the budding minimalist was really starting to make some waves on the new music scene with his instrumental compositions, but also still working with a few tape experiments too! This live performance from 1970 shows both sides of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Lovely/Unseen Worlds, 1977. New Copy (reissue)
A compelling first album from avant composer Blue Gene Tyranny – one of the first efforts from the excellent art label Lovely Music, and a wonderful example of the left-field experimentation going on away from the punk and more familiar scenes of the time! The first half of the record is an ... 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

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
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

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
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
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
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
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
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
Sonambient, Early 70s. New Copy
Mindblowing music from Harry Bertoia – a revolutionary musician and sculptor – one who would construct these unusual sonic structures, then make recordings of the sounds they could create! This set features two long pieces, both recorded in Bertoia's studio – with the man himself ... 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
Sonambient, Early 70s. New Copy
Mindblowing music from Harry Bertoia – a revolutionary musician and sculptor – one who would construct these unusual sonic structures, then make recordings of the sounds they could create! This set features two long pieces, both recorded in Bertoia's studio – with the man himself ... LP, Vinyl record album

Blue Gene Tyranny & Peter Gordon

Trust In Rock (3LP set – with bonus download)
Unseen Worlds, 1976. New Copy 3LP (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album

Rimarimba

Below The Horizon
Cordelia, 1983. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album

Eugene Chadbourne

There'll Be No Tears Tonight
Parachute, 1980. Near Mint-
One of the most compelling albums ever recorded by guitarist Eugene Chadbourne – a set billed as "free improvised country and western bebop" – and which features Chadbourne serving up these wild variations on tunes by Carl Perkins, Roger Miller, David Allen Coe, Bobby Bare, ... 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

Richard Wahnfried (aka Klaus Schulze)

Time Actor
Innovative Communication (Germany), 1979. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album
Cryonic (France), 1996. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album
Staalplaat (Netherlands), 1991. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album

Karlheinz Stockhausen

Sternklang (Park Music For 5 Groups)
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 1977. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
Wonderfully hippy-dippy work from Stockhausen! The record is subtitled "Park Music For 5 Groups" – and it features 5 different groups playing in an open air setting, as far away from each other, communicating by sound-runners that help coordinate the sound, but in a very loose way. ... LP, Vinyl record album
Candide, Mid 60s. Very Good+
A groundbreaking collection of the musical style that was known as musique concrete – pulled from key early recordings from the Paris studios of Groupe De Recherches Musicales ORTF! These guys were some of the most important sound scientists of the 20th century – as much technicians as ... LP, Vinyl record album
MFA/Harmonia Mundi (France), 1981. Near Mint- Gatefold
... LP, Vinyl record album

Doc Wor Mirran

Labyrinth: Birth - Death
Musical Tragedies (Germany), 1989. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album

Danny Jaeger/Bill Keenan

Incredible Sounds Of Synclavier II
New England Digital Corp, 1981. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album

Antony Gormley

Sounds Of The Studio
Gearbox (UK), 2018. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album
Candide, 1968/1969. Near Mint-
2 pieces for orchestra, both performed with the musicians scattered throughout the audience. LP, Vinyl record album
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 1968. Near Mint-
"Kommunion" and "Intensitaet" are 2 pieces from the 12 piece cycle recorded in 1969. The pieces mix acoustic instrumental solos with electronics and tam tam – and the resultant sound has much more of an avant jazz feel than a lot of Stockhausen's other work. Michael ... LP, Vinyl record album

Harry Partch

World Of Harry Partch
Columbia, Early 60s. Sealed
Classic Harry Partch, and the kind of record that's a great introduction to his music. There's lots of Partch's weird invented instruments – like chromelodeon, diamond marimba, mazda marimba, cloud-chamber bowls, gourd tree, and the crazy "spoils of war". The titles are long, and ... LP, Vinyl record album

Rolf Wehmeier

Electronic Symphony
Happy (Germany), 1983. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album

Adelbert Von Deyen

Atmospheres
Sky (Germany), 1980. Very Good+
... 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

Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza

Niente
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
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
 
Updated July 21, 2019


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