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


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
Folkways, 1979. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... 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

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

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, 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
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

Joanna Brouk

Hearing Music
Numero, Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs
Beautiful sounds from Joanna Brouk – an artist who was sometimes lost amidst the new age scene of the 80s, but one who's got a much deeper, more intellectual approach overall! True, Brouk's music does have a certain meditative spirit – but she also was a student of Terry Riley and ... 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
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
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
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
El (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD
An excellent collection of early work by John Cage – and a set that's maybe not nearly as sweet as you'd guess from the "lollipops" in the title! The box is worth it alone for its presentation of the 25 Year Retrospective Concert – which brings together 1958 performance ... CD

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
Transversales Disques (France), Late 70s. New Copy
Beautifully minimalist work from Ariel Kalma – work that seems to move effortlessly between acoustic and electronic sources, often in ways that feel like the latter is manipulating the former! One piece here feels as if soprano sax lines were folded back on themselves – maybe in a ... LP, Vinyl record album

Entourage Music & Theater Ensemble

Neptune Collection
Folkways, 1976. New Copy (reissue)
Warmly experimental music from the 70s Folkways scene – music that's a mixture of jazz, folk, electronics, and improvised styles – played with an open, honest sort of feel! The Entourage Music & Theater Ensemble features four composer/musicians – Joe Clark, Wall Matthews, ... 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
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
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

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
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
Alternative Fox (UK), 1969/1970. New Copy (reissue)
An early meeting of minimalist giants – as the album includes two long tracks that both feature Philip Glass and Steve Reich playing in the same ensemble! The set begins with a 1969 live recording of Reich's wonderful "Four Organs" – played by a group that features four ... LP, Vinyl record album
Folkways, 1970. New Copy Gatefold
CD...$7.99 16.98
A great entry in the "intro to electronic music" style that was popular at the end of the 60s – and like others in the genre, a set that seems to use each new track to demonstrate certain aspects of electronic music! Techniques include tape echoes, moogy passages, and even stereo ... CD
Folkways, 1967. New Copy Gatefold
CD...$7.99 16.98
A wonderful collection of early electronic music – issued by the less-high tech Folkways label, but every bit as compelling as similar collections from bigger labels at the time! Most of the work was composed in the 50s and early 60s, and is from the Electronic Music Studio at the University ... CD

Jon Appleton & Don Cherry

Human Music (with bonus tracks)
Flying Dutchman/Water, 1969. New Copy
CD...$7.99 17.98
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

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

JK Randall/Barry Vercoe/Charles Dodge

Computer Music
Nonesuch, Late 60s. Very Good-
Lots of nice early computer music stuff, realized in the computer centers of Princeton and Columbia, by J.K. Randall, Barry Vercoe, and Charles Dodge. Lots of nice spooky bits, and spare analogue snippets – and the kind of sound that makes these early recordings so great! Includes "Quar ... LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia, Late 60s. Very Good
Jacques Lasry plays a whole set of spooky sounds on his own sound sculptures. Designed for public interaction with shapes and sounds, these cool little metallic things have a wild sound to them, and it's all acoustic, made just by them banging on the various parts of the sculptures. Some of the ... LP, Vinyl record album

Kristoffer Eikrem & Bendik Baksaas

8 Duets
Mutual Intentions (Norway), 2019. Sealed
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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
Odyssey, 1968. Very Good+
Cage's favorite keyboardist plays a good set of modern compositions for organ. He plays solo on two tracks by Mauricio Kagel (Improvisation) and Christian Wolff (For 1, 2, or 3 People), and then picks up the bandoneon on Gordon Mumma's "Mesa", which also features Mumma playing with the ... LP, Vinyl record album
ECM (Germany), 1984. Sealed
A fantastic reading of one of our favorite works from John Adams – inspired by poetry from John Donne and Emily Dickenson! LP, Vinyl record album
Folkways, 1967. Very Good+
A wonderful collection of early electronic music – issued by the less-high tech Folkways label, but every bit as compelling as similar collections from bigger labels at the time! Most of the work was composed in the 50s and early 60s, and is from the Electronic Music Studio at the University ... LP, Vinyl record album

Stomu Yamash'ta

Red Buddha
Vanguard, 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold
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Milko Kelemen/Niccolo Castiglioni/Vittorio Fellega

Etudes Contrapuntiques/Tropi/Serenata/Musik Fur Sieben Instrumente
Time, Mid 60s. Very Good+ 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
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 1974. Very Good+ Gatefold
Two fairly extreme pieces by Nono which both mix voices and electronics. "Como Una" features a soprano and piano, and has a fairly heavy clunky sound. We're partial to "Yentonces Comprendio", which mixes multiple sopranos and tape, to create a haunting wispy sound with the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sub Rosa (Belgium), 1960s. Near Mint- 2LP
Important early electronics from the Dutch scene – sides pulled from the legendary Institute For Sonology, a space for some incredibly creative work at the time! The recordings here are hardly the playful stuff of the moog generation – and often have an even deeper, more complex feel ... LP, Vinyl record album

Michael Czajkowski

People The Sky
Vanguard/Cardinal, 1969. Very Good
Music created on the Buchla Modular Electronic Music System. LP, Vinyl record album
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 1980. Near Mint-
These pieces involve 40 voices and an orchestra that work as groups or individually The lyrics are parts of international folk songs although it is hard to recognize them as such by the way they are performed. Herbert Schernus is the chorus master and Berio conducts. LP, Vinyl record album
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 1978. Near Mint-
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Mainstream, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold
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CRI, 1978. Very Good+
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Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 1971. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
A fantastic work – billed as "for experimental sound producers and loudspeakers" – and with sounds from a lateral ventilator, conveyor belt, whistle tree, loudspeaker mute, bellow, tumbler siren, baloon, and a wooden stick inside a glove impregnated with resin – among ... LP, Vinyl record album
Lovely/Vital Records, 1980. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold
This was an installation piece at the US Custom House in New York City as part of a show called "Custom & Culture" in 1979. The liner notes indicate that "the wire was extended 80 feet through the oval of the Rotunda and was driven by one pure wave oscillator". There was no ... 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

Arne Nordheim/Alfred Janson/Bjord Fongaard

Response – Electronic Music From Norway
Limelight, Late 60s. Very Good+
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Ussachevsky/Luening

Tape Music An Historic Concert
Desto, 1968. Near Mint-
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Ralph Lundsten

Gustav III/Nattmara
EMI/Odeon (Sweden), 1971. Very Good+
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Arvo Part

Fur Alina
Mississippi, 2005. New Copy
A beautiful set of work that shows the more intimate side of composer Arvo Part – not his larger projects or vocal material – but instead a series of contemplative sonatas that feature piano, violin, or cello – or some combination of both! The performances here are handled by ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated August 11, 2020


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