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


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Modern Silence, 1969. New Copy (reissue)
An early meeting of minimalist giants – as the album includes two long tracks that both feature Philip Glass and Steve Reich playing in the same ensemble! The set begins with a 1969 live recording of Reich's wonderful "Four Organs" – played by a group that features four ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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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Femenine
Frozen Reeds, 1974. New Copy
A fantastic piece of minimalist magic from Julius Eastman – a lesser-known composer of the 70s, but one we'd rank right up there with Steve Reich, given the beauty of this work! The CD features one long piece – "Femenine" – which builds slowly out of small passages of ... CD
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Six Pianos/Keyboard Study #1
Film (Germany), 2016. New Copy
A fantastic recording of two minimalist classics – each done here in an unique sort of way! The reading of Steve Reich's "Six Pianos" features six different artists on the instrument – but each recorded by themselves, away from the others, using their own piano – which ... CD
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Other Sounds (UK), Early 50s. New Copy
CD...$3.99 13.99
Synthetic symphonics from electronic experimental ground breakers – with ground shaking rhythms, spacey soundscapes, fuzz, hums, echoes, loopy tape effects and more! Features Herbert Eimert, Bruno Maderna, Karel Goeyvaerts, Pierre Boulez and Eimert-Beyer. Titles include "Klangstudie ... CD
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Song Cycle (UK), 1975. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
Michael Snow may best be known as a film director – and a very minimalist one at that – but he was also a key part of the experimental scene in his native Canada, where sounds like this created the audio equivalent of his cinematic classic "Wavelength"! As with that film, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Sony, Late 70s/1980s/1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy 24CD
CD...$105.99 119.98
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
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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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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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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 2 CDs
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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Juke Box
BMG (Italy), 1978. New Copy
Haunting fragmented soundscapes by one of Italy's most compelling modern composers – the great Franco Battiato! Unlike his later, more rock-oriented work, this album is a set of spare tracks featuring piano, violin, and his ever alluring voice – a haunting blend brought together in a ... CD
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There'll Be No Tears Tonight
Parachute/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1980. New Copy Gatefold
One of the most compelling albums ever recorded by guitarist Eugene Chadbourne – a set billed as "free improvised country and western bebop" – and which features Chadbourne serving up these wild variations on tunes by Carl Perkins, Roger Miller, David Allen Coe, Bobby Bare, ... CD
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On Behalf Of Nature
ECM (Germany), 2016. New Copy
Completely beautiful sounds from the always-great Meredith Monk – an artist who's been mesmerizing us for decades, and still never ceases to amaze us! This set is possibly one of Monk's boldest new musical steps in years – a work that partly revisits older themes, but also reinvents ... CD
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ECM (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3 CDs
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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L'Apocalypse
Universal (France), 1968. New Copy 2 CDs
The complete five part version of Pierre Henry's amazing "L'Apocalypse De Jean" – recorded in 1968, but presented here for the first time ever in its entirety! The expanded recording further takes off from the dark, spooky quality of the shorter original – with a sublime mix ... CD
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L'Occident Est Bleu/L'An Cinquante-Six
Aurora Rising (Germany), 1958. New Copy (reissue)
Mindblowing early music from Pierre Henry – a set that's like his other musique concrete from the postwar years, but which also features the added element of voice – as each side features a reading of a piece of text by Claude Pascal, with additional sounds from Henry! Henry uses ... 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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L'Egitto Prima Delle Sabbie
BMG (Italy), 1978. New Copy
One of the last great albums recorded by Italian minimalist Franco Battiato before backsliding on his genius – and turning into a more conventional rock star! That change in his career would come later – but here, Battiato is still a firmly committed modernist – as important to ... CD
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Fetus (Italian pressing)
BMG (Italy), 1972. New Copy
One of the most bizarre early works by Italian composer Franco Battiato – a record with a fetus on the cover, an inside image of his paper-mache mother, with a walk-in birth canal, and a subtitle that reads "return to the new world"! The musical style mixes Battiato's mid 70s ... CD
 
Updated December 10, 2016


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