Out Sound — Recently Added

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


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Cantare La Voce
Cramps (Italy), 1978. New Copy Gatefold
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Demetrio Stratos steps away from the group Area, and makes some even more amazing music on his own – in an experimental set of vocal performances dedicated to John Cage, Cathy Berberian, and other key avant figures of the time! Stratos hardly sings – and instead uses his voice in ways ... CD
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Black Sweat (Italy), 1981. New Copy
The caves here may be ancient, but their sound is mostly electronic – created by JD Emmanuel in a very cool blend of tape loops, organ, and other keyboards – mixed with a few earthy elements to give the record a slightly atmospheric vibe! Emmanuel's music is more forward-moving than ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Musique Barbare
Sub Rosa (Belgium), 1963. New Copy Gatefold
The mad look of artist Karel Appel on the cover is a very fitting image for this set – as the music moves around in so many insane ways – often with the kind of dynamic, explosive vibe of Appel's famous paintings! We're tempted to call the set an audio version of abstract expressionism ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Black Sweat (Italy), 1981. New Copy 2 LPs (reissue)
Music for dreams and love – served up here in a stunning double-length set from Ariel Kalma – who works through the whole thing in one long performance of keyboards and electronics – with no overdubs or other tricks at all! The music has a stretched-out electronic vibe that ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Black Sweat (Italy), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold
A great overview of the early years of JD Emmanuel – work from his first four years of composing and performing, collected here together for the first time ever! The music is a beautifully moody, spacious approach to electronics – very much in the best spirit of the German scene at the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Hand Eye
Cedille, 2016. New Copy
Stunning work from Eighth Blackbird – easily one of the most important groups on the Chicago scene in recent years – and instrumental in bringing modern music out of the ivory tower, and back into a much more vibrant public presence! These guys are forging a legacy that rivals that of ... CD
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Columbia, 1971. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
One of the lasting classics from Harry Partch – a really Moondog-like record that's put together from a host of unique instruments designed by Partch himself! Although a somewhat serious piece in presentation, there's a really organic feel going on here – lots of spare, almost eerie ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Columbia, 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
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
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Taaritt
Sahel Sounds, Mid 80s. New Copy
Sweet electric keyboards from Mamman Sani Abdoulaye – recorded in both Niger and Paris, on a host of cool keys with a very spacey vibe! The music here is neither the Afro Funk you'd expect, nor the electro sounds of New York or Europe – but an unusual fusion that's very individual, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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
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Musique Barbare
Sub Rosa (Belgium), 1963. New Copy
The mad look of artist Karel Appel on the cover is a very fitting image for this set – as the music moves around in so many insane ways – often with the kind of dynamic, explosive vibe of Appel's famous paintings! We're tempted to call the set an audio version of abstract expressionism ... CD
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Outside The Dream Syndicate
Superior Viaduct, 1973. New Copy (reissue)
The first-ever full album of music from Tony Conrad – issued in the early 70s after years of Conrad's secret input to the global avant garde – including some key years in New York, where he influenced John Cale and a generation of others who rose to greater fame! This set really has ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Continuo/Capriccio
Universal (France), 2016. New Copy
Amazing music from Pierre Henry – one of the founding fathers of electronic music in the postwar European scene – still sounding incredible after all these years! The album brings together two recent performance/compositions from Henry – one from 2016, one from a few years before ... CD
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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
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Tape Recorder Music – At The Museum Of Modern Art
Innovation 2/Cacophonic (UK), 1952. New Copy (reissue)
Amazing early tape experiments from the team of Otto Luening and Vladimir Ussachevsky – both early pioneers in postwar space age sounds! The work here was performed for the Museum of Modern Art in the early 50s – and as such, has a quality that's never too stark or dark – but ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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
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RVNG, Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD
Some of the most organic electronics we've ever heard – all material pulled from the private archives of Ariel Kalma, and issued here for the first time ever! Kalma's a hell of a compelling artist – one who had both ties to the more serious world of European electronic composition in ... CD
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Cedille, 2016. New Copy
A tremendous reading of the music of Steve Reich – served up in a set of minimalist compositions with a very percussive vibe – and a record of quality that may well match Reich's classic recordings of Drumming or Six Marimbas! Chicago's Third Coast Percussion Ensemble are tremendous ... CD
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RVNG, Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP
Some of the most organic electronics we've ever heard – all material pulled from the private archives of Ariel Kalma, and issued here for the first time ever! Kalma's a hell of a compelling artist – one who had both ties to the more serious world of European electronic composition in ... LP, Vinyl record album
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New World, 1950/1955/1966/1972. New Copy
A beautiful dip into the archives of the legendary Harry Partch – a postwar American composer who's not only known for his earthy, enigmatic compositions – but also for the weird range of instruments he created to help realize the performance of his music! This package is a really ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated April 29, 2016


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