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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Robot (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs
Wonderful sounds from Jean Schwarz – a composer who works here in the electro-acoustic modes promised in the title, but often with a sound that's relatively organic overall – and extremely beautiful as well! The 2CD set features five different compositions, but each has individual ... CD
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Presents Variations IV
Everest/Modern Harmonic, 1965. New Copy (reissue)
A very cool album that presents Cage at the height of his "chance" composition stage – featuring him with David Tudor weaving an eclectic mix 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 ... 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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Gymnosphere – Song Of The Rose
Unity/Numero, 1978. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Spacey piano work from Jordan De La Sierra – material that's clearly informed by the 60s experiments of La Monte Young and Terry Riley, but which also has a more open, spiritual quality too! The piano has a nice sense of tuning – one that's almost watery at points – and Jordan's ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Hearing Music
Numero, Early 80s. New Copy 2CD
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
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BAM/Cacophonic (UK), 1960. New Copy (reissue)
A mighty burst of electronic sound from the late 50s Musique Concrete scene in France – all created by the Groupe De Recherches Musicales under the direction of Pierre Schaeffer! Schaeffer was one of the first to get the movement going in the earlier part of the decade, and he works here ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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
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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
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Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza 1973
Beat (Italy), 1973. New Copy
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 ... CD
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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
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Honest Jons (UK), 1950s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A long-overdue tribute to the legendary Moondog – one of the true visionaries of American music in the 20th Century! Moondog got his starts as a blind musician working the streets of New York at the end of the 40s, but he did so (as you'll note on the cover photo) with a range of unusual ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Hearing Music
Numero, Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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
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Wah Wah (Spain), 1975. New Copy (reissue)
The first-ever album from Ariel Kalma – recorded after a long journey to India, where he learned the basics of modal music – which definitely shows up in the course of the album! The tracks are long, spare, and very minimal – almost in Terry Riley territory, but maybe a bit more ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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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Outside The Dream Syndicate
Superior Viaduct, 1973. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Prestige/4 Men With Beards, 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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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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Sonambient/Important Records, 1970s. New Copy 11 CDs
Mindblowing music from Harry Bertoia – a sculptor, but one who was equally concerned with sound as he was with material structures! Most of Bertoia's objects were designed to be as musical as they were structural – often created of metal, and designed to create sound – either ... CD
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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
 
Updated August 28, 2016


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