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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ECM (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3CD
Three incredible albums that completely transformed the modern compositional landscape – brought together here in one nicely-priced set! First up is the 1978 album Music For 18 Musicians – a groundbreaking set of modal minimal tracks that stands as one of Steve Reich's most popular and ... CD
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Nuova Consonanza (with bonus CD)
RCA/Schema (Italy), 1966. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
Some of the most striking work we've ever heard from this legendary Italian group – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given the power of their work in the 60s and 70s! The assemblage features important avant garde sounds from Ennio Morricone – and offers up a real look at the roots of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Candide/Modern Silence (Italy), Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)
A groundbreaking collection of the musical style that was known as musique concrete – pulled from key early recordings from the Paris studios of Groupe De Recherches Musicales ORTF! These guys were some of the most important sound scientists of the 20th century – as much technicians as ... 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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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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Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 1973. New Copy 3 LPs
Landmark music from Steve Reich – a set that takes his previous experiments in minimalism and phase shifting, and moves them into a highly percussive mode! The rhythms here become melodies – the sorts that you'd hear on other Reich keyboard albums, but played live with incredible ... 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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Nuova Consonanza
RCA/Schema (Italy), 1966. New Copy
Some of the most striking work we've ever heard from this legendary Italian group – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given the power of their work in the 60s and 70s! The assemblage features important avant garde sounds from Ennio Morricone – and offers up a real look at the roots of ... 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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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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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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Eleven/Wah Wah (Spain), 1977. New Copy (reissue)
A rare gem from the Italian experimental scene of the 70s – a set of minimal work that we'd rank right up there with the best of Franco Battiato, or some of his contemporaries on the Cramps label – but one that's a lot more obscure! Franco Leprino plays a variety of instruments here ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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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Niente
Gemelli (Italy), 1971. New Copy
pierAn amazing lost album from the legendary Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza – a sextet of Italian modernists that included Ennio Morricone! The album may well be the group's grooviest ever – recorded right after their legendary Feed-back set, and done with a similar blend of ... 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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Filament
Cedille, 2016. New Copy
Fantastic work from this groundbreaking ensemble – one who've brought ideas of larger composition to a much more grass-roots space with material like this! "Doublespeak" is a beautiful piece by Nico Muhly of the group – this blend of minimal piano and violin with more ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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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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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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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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
 
Updated September 28, 2016


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