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

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

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
Basta/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1950s/1960s. New Copy
Amazing! This is one of the coolest sets we've seen in years – and everything about it is fantastic, from the package right down to the triple-length set of music! The set features rare unreleased recordings from Raymond Scott's legendary Manhattan Research electronic music studios – ... LP, Vinyl record album
CBS/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 3LP
Seminal work from minimalist genius Philip Glass – a set that was issued during the same decade that saw his important opera box sets define his career – but one that also hearkens back to some of the leaner experimental modes of his early days! Part of the set was recorded in 1979, ... LP, Vinyl record album
CBS/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1987. New Copy (reissue)
Don't let the 80s-styled cover, and the word "dance" put you off – as the set's filled with beautiful music from Philip Glass – two works done at a time when the composer was maybe at his greatest power, each for two difference dance-related projects! Side one features "I ... LP, Vinyl record album

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
Superior Viaduct, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
Brilliant minimal work from Steve Reich – pre-fame performances that really get to the core of minimalist composition from the start of the movement – played by a hip small group of musicians that includes Reich, Steve Chambers, Art Murphy, and Philip Glass! "Four Organs" is ... 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

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

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
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, 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

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

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

David Toop & Paul Burwell

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
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
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

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
Superior Viaduct, 1971. New Copy
Brilliant minimal work from Steve Reich – pre-fame performances that really get to the core of minimalist composition from the start of the movement – played by a hip small group of musicians that includes Reich, Steve Chambers, Art Murphy, and Philip Glass! "Four Organs" is ... 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
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

Entourage Music & Theater Ensemble

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
Prestige/OJC, 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
Numero, 1970s. New Copy
CD...$7.99 18.98
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 – ... CD
130701 (UK), 2007. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
The cover's a nice representation of the music – as things here are artful and minimal, although maybe a bit warmer than you might guess from some of these pictures! Hauschka works here in a series of slow-building melodic elements – often using just a few key instruments wrapped ... LP, Vinyl record album
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), Late 60s. Very Good+
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

Lunch Money Life

Immersion Chamber
Scenic Route (UK), 2020. Sealed
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CRI, 1983. Near Mint-
Subotnick's "Parallel Lines" is performed by members of the Buffalo Philharmonic and Buffalo Creative Associates, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas, with piccolo solist Laurence Trott. "Seven Choral Settings" is performed by University Of Texas Chamber Singers conducted by ... LP, Vinyl record album

Steve Reich

Desert Music
Nonesuch, 1985. Near Mint- Gatefold
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Steve Reich

ECM, 1982. Near Mint-
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Thrill Jockey, 2010. Near Mint-
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RCA, 1979. Near Mint-
World premier recordings of some excellent compositions by Berio, including "Allelujah II", which features six mixed instrumental groups playing in a variety of settings; "Nones", which features the London Symphony Orchestra, with Berio conducting; and "Concerto For Two ... LP, Vinyl record album

Morton Subotnick

Wild Bull
Nonesuch, 1968. Near Mint-
A landmark early recording from Morton Subotnick – and a piece of music that really pushed analogue electronics forward from the previous academic generation! Subtonick's style here is much more freewheeling – with almost an improvisational feel at times – sounds and noises that ... LP, Vinyl record album


Box (UK), 2017. Sealed 2LP
Ore is Sam Underwood on tuba, with contibutions by Kazuyuki Kishino, oud player Khyam Allami, trombonist Sophie Cooper, bassonist Thomas Stone, and baritone horn player Beck Baker. LP, Vinyl record album
RCA, 1975. Near Mint-
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RCA, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold
Groovy performace of Messiaen's classic, played by the 70s Tashi modern music ensemble – which features Fred Scherry on cello, Ida Kavafin on violin, Richard Stolzman on clarinet, and Peter Serkin on piano. Not totally traditional, but a pretty good reading of the piece nonetheless. LP, Vinyl record album
Northeastern, 1985. Very Good+
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RCA, 1961. Very Good+
Fantastic work – a mix of avant composition and improvisation – with Foss on piano, Howard Colf on cello, charles Delancey on percussion, and Richard Dufallo on clarinet. LP, Vinyl record album
CRI, 1976. Very Good+
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New World, 1978. Very Good+
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Aligned Audio, 1991. Near Mint-
A really cool record, and one that, we think, was created just for Christian Marclay to use in one of his turntable performances! The record has a longish track on each side, but mostly features shorter selections that are lock grooves – all with unusual sounds that are most likely used by ... LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia, 1985. Near Mint- 3LP Box Set
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
Folkways, 1958. Very Good+
A very cool set of music – originally recorded as part of a mixed sound/image experiment shown at the San Francisco Planetarium in the late 50s! There's definitely a lot of early analogue electronics going on here – but the presentation is also sometimes a bit more playful, and almost ... LP, Vinyl record album

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

Jorge Antunes

Musica Eletronica
ES Mangione (Brazil), 1960s. Near Mint-
Some of the most important electro-acoustic music to come from the Brazilian scene in the 60s – recordings that are every bit as powerful as similar experiments from Europe at the time, particularly the revolutionary talents working in Paris! Jorge Antunes takes a big page from their book, ... LP, Vinyl record album

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
Time, 1961. Very Good+ Gatefold
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John Cage with David Tudor

Variations IV – Volume II
Everest, 1965. Near Mint-
A very cool album that presents Cage at the height of his "chance" composition stage, and which features him and David Tudor playing a mixed bag of sounds on a sound system, recorded live at the Feigen-Palmer Gallery in LA. The work is the kind of stuff you always hear about with Cage, ... LP, Vinyl record album

German Army

More Bitter Fruit
Discrepant (UK), 2018. Sealed
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Updated April 17, 2021

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