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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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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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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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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Off The Wall
FMP/Saltern (Japan), 1985. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
The title's quite right – as the album's a very off the wall set from Yoshi Wada – and that's saying a lot, given the weirdness of his other recordings! As with previous albums, this set's got a very sensitively sonic sort of quality – an exploration of tone and timing, with ... 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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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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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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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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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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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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Obscure/GB, 1975. New Copy
One of the greatest moments ever from Gavin Bryars – and a record that's maybe one of his warmest, and most compelling too! The core of "Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet" is a recording of a tramp singing the refrain in a raspy, wobbly voice – which is then looped, and given ... CD
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Modern Silence, Mid 50s. New Copy (reissue)
An early series of recordings supervised by composer Edgard Varese – featuring versions of what were then his complete works! The record begins with two larger pieces – readings of "Integrales" and "Octandre" conducted by Frederic Waldman, working with the New York ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Columbia/Modern Silence, 1962. New Copy (reissue)
Three very different slices of the genius of Edgar Varese – presented here on a set of classic Columbia recordings from the early 60s! "Arcana" is perhaps the most ambitious work here – structured for an orchestra of 120 musicians, 70 of whom are string players – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Columbia/Modern Silence, 1958. New Copy (reissue)
A seminal set of recordings of material from Edgar Varese – key Robert Craft takes on three earlier compositions, and the debut of "Poeme Electronique", which was created at the 1958 Brussels World Fair! "Ionisation" hs a complex mix of percussion instruments, played by ... 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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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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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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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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Dust To Digital, 2012. New Copy CD & Book
A massive book, with some mighty weird sounds – and one of the most unique musical projects we've ever stocked! The book features 144 pages that document a millenium's worth of attempts to visualize sound – images that stretch back to the 10th century, and offer up a variety of visual ... 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
 
Updated May 31, 2016


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