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


Opus One/Black Sweat (Italy), 1974. New Copy (reissue)
A fantastic solo statement from pianist Frederic Rzewski – done after his work with MEV, and with a style that's maybe even more focused and creative! The set begins with "Coming Together" – which has these great vibes from Karl Berger, electronics from Alvin Curran, trombone ... 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Rainbow In Cologne
Be! (Germany), 1971. New Copy 2CD
A fantastic addition to the catalog of Terry Riley during his most influential years – a set that features two long, extended organ performances by the minimalist – both on a par with his best records of the time! The similarity in title to Riley's classic Rainbow In Curved Air album ... CD
Sulle Corde Di Aries
Superior Viaduct, 1973. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
A key turning point in the career of Italian modernist Franco Battiato – as he leaves behind the straighter progressive format of his first two albums, and moves into a mode that's much more experimental! The album features four long compositions – all of which show Battiato ... 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
Prestige/4 Men With Beards, Mid 50s. New Copy (reissue)
Incredible work from the enigmatic Moondog – his third, and to that point, possibly most angular record for Prestige to date! 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 – a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza (1973)
Cinevox/Superior Viaduct, 1973. New Copy (reissue)
A rare one from Italian experimental pioneers Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza – led by Franco Evangelisti and featuring the great Ennio Morricone on trumpet, who might feel a little bit liberated from the conventions of film soundtrack compositions in this setting, and is making ... LP, Vinyl record album
Human Music (with bonus tracks)
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1969. New Copy
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
M. Elle Le Gladiator
BMG (Italy), 1975. New Copy
One of the most abstract works of Italian modernist composer Franco Battiato – a set of three long pieces that create sound collages through the use of electronics, sound effects, pipe organ, voice, and processing! The work is some of Battiato's best – light years away from the rock ... CD
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
Tompkins Square, Mid 70s. New Copy 3CD
Beautiful sounds from the Entourage ensemble – a group who were years ahead of their time, but hardly got recognized in the 70s – because all of their work was issued on the Folkways label! In some ways, the group grew out of two different strands – both the acoustic underground ... CD
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
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
Tompkins Square, Mid 70s. New Copy
Beautiful sounds from the Entourage ensemble – a group who were years ahead of their time, but hardly got recognized in the 70s – because all of their work was issued on the Folkways label! In some ways, the group grew out of two different strands – both the acoustic underground ... LP, Vinyl record album
Messe Pour Le Temps Present
Philips (France), 1967. New Copy (reissue)
A legendary album – one that came from the more serious side of the French electronic scene of the 60s – but which has gone on to great fame in a number of different scenes – thanks to its mad blend of funk and electronics! There's grooves here you'll recognize from famous hip ... LP, Vinyl record album
Nonesuch/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1987. New Copy (reissue)
A great recording 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! Reich heads up the recording himself – working here with 9 percussionists, 2 vocalists, a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Orange Mountain, 2017. New Copy
A beautiful score from Philip Glass – the kind of spare sounds that make his soundtrack material some of our favorite in his large catalog of compositions! The tracks here are all for a stage production of The Crucible – the famous play by Arthur Miller – but the music works ... CD
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
Five Rhythm Works
EM (Japan), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy
Fantastic percussion pieces from this ultra-cool New Zealand ensemble of the 70s – a group who take their name and inspiration from the Scratch Orchestra of Cornelius Cardew – but who also work in a more intimate setting, with lots of instruments of their own creation – with a ... CD
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), Late 60s. Very Good-
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Strings Of Pearl
Audio Fidelity, 1956. Very Good
Harpist Pear Chertok lays down a set of tightly plucked ditties, with some originals – "Seafoam", "Baroque", "Blue Smoke", "Opaque" – and some standards – "Tenderly, "Laura", and "Willow Weep For Me". She's assisted ... LP, Vinyl record album
ECM, 1978. Near Mint-
A groundbreaking set of modal minimal tracks that stands as one of Reich's most popular and accessable works. The music is extremely subtle, and features 18 musicians playing a variety of violins, cellos, clarinets, pianos, marimbas, and vibes – all in short cyclic passages that move in and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Nonesuch, 1974. Very Good
Works include "Ionisation" by Varese, "Ostinato Pianissimo" by Henry Cowell, "Amorphis" by Kil-Sung Oak, and "Fantasy Variations" by Michael Colgrass. LP, Vinyl record album
Unusual Classical Synthesizer
Westminster Gold, 1972. Near Mint-
While we've never been huge fans of the whole "switched on. . ." sort of recordings with moogy interpretations of classical pieces, there were a couple of good albums in the Westminster Gold series. A variety of short pieces performed on the less widely recorded but equally fantastic ... LP, Vinyl record album
Variations IV – Volume II
Everest, 1965. Very Good
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
Modern Silence (Malta), 1965. Near Mint- 2LP
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Land Of Meta
De Re, 2018. Near Mint-
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Ex Cathedra/WORDS+DREAMS, 2013. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
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Bachanalia
Telegraph Harp, 2015. Sealed
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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
Circles/Frammento/Aria With Fontana Mix – Cathy Berberian
Mainstream, Mid 60s. Near Mint- 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
Algorythmes
New Rose (France), 1980. Very Good+
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World Of Shells
Sun Ark, 2016. Sealed Gatefold
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Tehillim
ECM, 1982. Near Mint-
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Ceylon/Bird Of Passage
Chrysalis, 1975. Near Mint-
Despite the fact that this album was released on a label that was mostly dedicated to rock, the record's still a very "out" batch of work by Stockhausen, and one that stands as one of his greatest from the mid 70s. He plays a number of odd instruments here with 2 different small ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Wild Bull
Nonesuch, 1968. Used
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
 
Updated November 14, 2018


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