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Alvarius B
With a Beaker on the Burner and an Otter in the Oven - Vol. 3 Heathen Folklore

Alvarius B is the moniker of former Sun City Girl member Alan Bishop, formerly of Sun City Girls and now going his own way. With a Beaker on the Burner and an Otter in the Oven is a series of three albums released simultaneously, and Volume Three, sub-titled Heathen Folklore, is supposedly the most fucked-up of the three records. Vinyl LP release from Abduction.
  • Vinyl LP (ABDT059CLP)
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Max Eastley / Steve Beresford / Paul Burwell / David Toop
Whirled Music

Oren Ambarchi’s Black Truffle label presents the first ever reissue of this 1980 collaboration of David Toop, Steve Beresford, Paul Burwell and Max Eastley, major improvising musicians all. Whirled Music features exclusively whirled instruments: e.g. objects and instruments that are spun around in the air, producing a whole variety of sonic effects. Rare and intriguing material, from both live performances and outdoor recordings.
  • Vinyl LP (BLACKTRUFFLE034)
  • Genre(s):
  • Experimental / Avant-garde / Sound Art / Field

Alvarius B
With a Beaker on the Burner and an Otter in the Oven - Vol. 2 A Mark Twain August

Alvarius B is of course Alan Bishop, formerly of Sun City Girls and now going his own way. With a Beaker on the Burner and an Otter in the Oven is a series of three albums released simultaneously, and here is Volume Two, sub-titled A Mark Twain August. Apparently it features a banjo formerly owned by Mark Twain himself, though that could be classic Bishop nonsense, who knows… On Abduction.
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Alvarius B
With a Beaker on the Burner and an Otter in the Oven - Vol. 1 Natural Wonder

Alvarius B is of course Alan Bishop, formerly of Sun City Girls and now going his own way. With a Beaker on the Burner and an Otter in the Oven is a series of three albums released simultaneously, and Volume One is reportedly the most melodic of the trilogy. Vinyl release from Abduction, with an inner sleeve containing all of Alvarius’s curious lyrics.
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Chris Corsano / Massimo Pupillo
Via Combusta

Those in the know will immediately identify this as a premium slice of heavy-hitting improvisation: how could it fail to be with this personnel? Massimo Pupillo plays grinding noise-bass for Zu, and Chris Corsano has played impossibly-expressive drums alongside almost every notable member of the experimental music scene. Consequently, Via Combusta kicks ass.
  • Vinyl LP (TR144)

Jacqueline Humbert & David Rosenboom
J. Jasmine: My New Music

Originally composed for the 1978 Ann Arbor Film Festival, this first coming together of Jacqueline Humbert and David Rosenboom under the J. Jasmine banner is a playful art-cabaret romp. Seeking to dismantle gender, push boundaries and generally get up the backs of the conservative mainstream, Humbert and Rosenboom also sound like they’re having a riotously good time on bashing-on-the-piano smashers like ‘Androgeny’. The seeds of Father John Misty are sown here. First-time vinyl reissue.
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  • Experimental / Avant-garde / Sound Art / Field

Pierre Henry / Michel Colombier
Messe Pour Le Temps Présent

This first stretch of this 1967 release makes up the score of a ballet by Maurice Bejart. It represents Henry at his most friendly, applying his electroacoustic skills in a very swinging sixties context. Most famously, the record contains the track Psyché Rock, later used as the basis of the theme to animated comedy series Futurama, and was also subject to a remix by Fatboy Slim. Some more outré material follows, making this a nicely balanced introduction to Henry’s oeuvre.
  • Vinyl LP (4800377)
  • Genre(s):
  • Experimental / Avant-garde / Sound Art / Field

YoshimiO / Susie Ibarra / Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe
Flower of Sulphur

Look man, I write descriptions for Norman Records. If there’s an LP that features YoshimiO (Boredoms), Susie Ibarra and Lichens bloke Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, then I’m obviously dtf. Flowers of Sulphur was recorded at a 2016 performance in Brooklyn art space Roulette. There’s no audio out yet so I can’t tell you what it sounds like but it’s probably sick.
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Matmos / People Like Us / Wobbly
Wide Open Spaces

Let’s revisit a remarkable collaboration from 2002, when plunderphonic supremos People Like Us and Wobbly matched up with Matmos, the kings of high-concept, high-fun electronics. Wide Open Spaces documents a live performance themed around ‘country & western’, which naturally leads to a lot of enjoyable and entertaining sound juxtapositions. Good stuff, remastered and released on Discrepant.
  • Vinyl LP (CREP52)

Minibus Pimps
Cloud to Ground


  • Vinyl LP (SONATALP010)

Fennesz / Daniell / Buck
Knoxville


  • Vinyl LP (THRILL246LP)
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  • Experimental / Avant-garde / Sound Art / Field

MMMD
Andromache

Leading chamber droners MMMD follow up their monolithic, triple 10" from the year gone with a tape in homage to and mourning a good friend. All recorded from within an apartment, it's a rework of the duo's old material, this time coming in a different but just as sparse set up: piano and sine waves mark this sorta-remix release.
  • Tape (afro 2076)
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  • Limited edition

Carter Tutti Void
f (x)

Next tight little release from the indomitable Carter Tutti Void trio (Throbbing Gristle, Factory Floor). f(x) finds them destroying dancefloors with a sharp set of tunes that balance beat-hypnotism with icy synth melodies. This release continues a brief but powerful tradition of excellent material from these three, and is out on the Industrial Records label.
  • Vinyl LP (IRCTVLP01)
  • CD (IRCTVCD01)

Pierre Henry
Polyphonies

This is a massive testament to the one of the most innovative and influential bodies of work in 20th century music. Pierre Henry (who died in 2017 at the age of 89) was one of the pioneers of musique concrète. His work and ideas resonate through the spectrum of electronic music, from tape collage to the theme from animated series Futurama (which was based on his track Psyché Rock). This artist-compiled 12-disc box samples his output from the 1950 collaboration with Pierre Schaeffer, Symphonie Pour Un Homme Seul, to some of his final works, with nine pieces seeing their first release. Contains an 112-page booklet with extensive notes with artwork displaying Henry’s “concrete paintings”.
  • CD box set (4814504)
  • Genre(s):
  • Experimental / Avant-garde / Sound Art / Field

Yeah You‎
VHOD

You want father/daughter lo-fi noise pop on cassette? Well Yeah You have just the thing for you, yeah, you. Distorted beats and synths melded with field recordings and stream-of-consciousness lyrics, recorded ostensibly anywhere - roadsides, car parks, and really wherever takes their fancy when out and about. VHOD, the title of this here recording translates from Slovenian as Entrance. Cassette on Alter.
  • Tape (ALT40)
  • Genre(s):
  • Experimental / Avant-garde / Sound Art / Field

Barry Adamson
Oedipus Schmoedipus

Barry Adamson’s records are getting the reissue treatment thanks to Mute. Adamson is currently a member of Nick Cave’s Bad Seeds (the man himself guests on a track here), but in the mid-90s, when Oedipus Schmoedipus was released, Adamson was crafting these grand mini-epics. Also featuring an incredibly breathy guest vocal from Jarvis Cocker.
  • Vinyl LP (STUMM134)
  • Genre(s):
  • Experimental / Avant-garde / Sound Art / Field

Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet
Landfall

Substantial collaboration between musician and spoken word storyteller Laurie Anderson and San Francisco’s Kronos Quartet. Landfall, a multimedia project inspired by Anderson’s experience of Hurricane Sandy, blends skillful instrumentation with her powerful spoken word descriptions of the storm. On Nonesuch.
  • Vinyl LP (0075597933901)
  • CD (0075597933895)

Sperm
50th Erection I ‐ Collected Works 1967‐1970

This would appear to be (part one of) the comprehensive Sperm experience, comprising multiple albums, EPs and previously-unreleased selections from the earliest years of these Finnish avant-nonsensers. 50th Erection 1 collects all the material from the years 1967 to 1970, including a solo LP from Sperm founder Pekka Airaksinen. Some very intriguing experimental performance sound going on here. Reissued on two CDs or four LPs, from Svart.
  • CD (SRE235CD)
  • Genre(s):
  • Experimental / Avant-garde / Sound Art / Field

Sir Richard Bishop / Ava Mendoza
Ivory Tower (Hanuman)

On this limited vinyl split LP, Sun City Girls icon Sir Richard Bishop plays alongside another avant-garde guitarist, Ava Mendoza. Mendoza is a committed improvisor, rooted in wild and noisy punk experimentation and Bishop is the scene statesman who hasn’t forgotten how to freak out. They take a side each and the results, as recorded on Ivory Tower (Hanuman), are rich, abrasive and strange solo guitar playing.  
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Sunwatchers
II

A completely bombastic, globe trotting psychedelic journey with a spiritual home in Brooklyn. This outfit smash together wah and skronk, liquid bass and driving rhythms to create hypercolour, throwback rock action. Perfect bleached out hits for fans of Sun City Girls, African psyche and heaven knows what else.
  • CD (TIM127CD)
  • Genre(s):
  • Experimental / Avant-garde / Sound Art / Field

Eyvind Kang & Jessika Kenney
Reverse Tree

Jessika Kenney and Eyvind Kang bring in several of their many frequent collaborators to contribute to their new album Reverse Tree. These include heavyweights like Ilan Volkov and Hildur Gu∂nadóttir, plus the omnipresent Oren Ambarchi. Two side-long suites of hard-to-pin-down sounds, layering up delicately ornate atmosphere. LP release on Black Truffle.
  • Vinyl LP (BF025LP)

The Thing
Shake

At last, another full-blown studio release from the killer free-jazz trio that is The Thing! Masters of the form Mats Gustafsson, Paal Nilssen-Love and Ingebrigt Håker Flaten have stunning chemistry together, and with Shake they blow everything else out of the water. Released by their own The Thing Records, working with Trost.
  • Vinyl Double LP (TTR005LP)

Peter Brotzmann / Harry Miller / Louis Moholo
The Nearer The Bone, The Sweeter the Meat

Legendary saxophonist Peter Brotzmann meets two South African musicians on a reissue of this classic FMP session on Cien Fuegos. Brotzmann deploys his full range of reeds, from the lows of the bass clarinet to the dizzy highs of the soprano sax. Harry Miller grinds away on his double bass and Louis Moholo keeps up a constant spattering rhythm on the drums, all facilitating free jazz joy.
  • Vinyl LP (CF005)

Zu
Goodnight, Civilization


  • Vinyl 12" (TR131)
  • Artist(s):
  • Zu

Tashi Dorji & Tyler Damon
Leave No Trace (Live In St. Louis)

Two people, one with guitar and one with a drum kit. It’s a set-up ripe with potential for instant-composition from magic, and Tashi Dorji and Tyler Damon take their starting place and really run with it. Leave No Trace, recorded live in front of an audience in St. Louis, is a fierce, tight, inventive duet that’ll leave you mind-boggled. LP on Family Vineyard.
  • Vinyl LP (FV103LP)
  • Genre(s):
  • Experimental / Avant-garde / Sound Art / Field

Eraldo Bernocchi & Chihei Hatakeyama
Solitary Universe

Two masters at subtle guitar work joined forces to lay down these five pieces. Chihei Hatakeyama and Eraldo Bernocchi curve and twirl their ambient guitar lines around one another, creating what we might call a Solitary Universe for the listener. The CD comes with a photobook of images by Yasushi Miura and Petulia Mattioli.
  • CD (AGO106CD)

Fire!
The Hands

Fire! is of course the fabulous power trio of Andreas Werlin (Wildbirds & Peacedrums), Johan Berthling (Tape) and Phil’s least favourite saxophonist Mats Gustafsson (of over a million different avant-jazz projects and combinations). The Hands is their sixth record of dark, simmering, propulsive, muscular music, and if you liked their previous noise-jaz-rock-kraut explorations, you’ll love this too. On Rune Grammofon.
  • Vinyl LP (RLP3197)
  • CD (RCD2197)

Oren Ambarchi
Live Knots

‘Knots’ was of course the half-hour centerpiece of Oren Ambarchi’s excellent Audience Of One album, a massive piece that spirals out from a guitar / drums core into a number of other instrumental areas. Now PAN are releasing two live versions, each with a different ensemble and focusing on different elements. Typically gorgeous PAN packaging too… Oooh, you’ll need this.
  • CD (PAN53)
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  • PAN
  • Genre(s):
  • Experimental / Avant-garde / Sound Art / Field

Esmerine
Mechanics Of Dominion

Esmerine are one of the finest of the several acts that have grown out of the peripheries of godspeed you! black emperor. New album Mechanics Of Dominion is a diverse collection, with marimbas, amplified music boxes and horns all appearing in both brand new recordings and unheard material restored from the archives. Released by Constellations in CD and lovely LP-with-art-prints editions.
  • Vinyl LP (CST128LP)
  • CD (CST128)

Etant Donnés with Michael Gira
Offenbarung und Untergang

Reissue of a 1999 collaboration between the French post-industrial experimentalists and Swans’ frontman. The album sets Gira’s spoken and sung recital of a text by Austrian poet Georg Trakl amid profoundly bleak atmospheres. Mark Cunningham of No Wave greats Mars contributes trumpet. For best results, have a good grasp of the German tongue, though the emotional impact comes across either way.
  • Vinyl LP (MR376)
  • CD (MRCD376)
  • Genre(s):
  • Experimental / Avant-garde / Sound Art / Field

Yair Elazar Glotman
Études

Yair Elazar Glotman learned to play contrabass the way that classical music demands: practice toward an intuitive understanding of performance. As always, though, his work is critical of what we're taught to remember music as being, and Études is an aggressive exploration of his instrument free of its pre-established role. Études is the material sound of an instrument as well as the sounds it makes. 
  • Vinyl LP (SUB013)

hackedepicciotto
Menetekel

hackedepicciotto is what happens when you combine an Alexander Hacke and a Danielle de Picciotto, and Menetekel is what happened when the (married!) couple hit the studio together. The two musicians’ pasts, in Space Cowboys and Einstürzende Neubauten, allow them to create some heavy, soulful, intense songs, featuring throat singing, hurdy-gurdy drones and much more besides. Epic CD / 2LP release on Potomak.
  • Vinyl Double LP (LP150841)
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  • CD (CD150842)
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  • Experimental / Avant-garde / Sound Art / Field

L. Pierre
1948-

L.Pierre, who we can reveal is in fact Arab Strap’s Aidan Moffat, is releasing a very interesting new project here. 1948- is made entirely from samples of the first ever 33 ⅓ 12” record, a 1948 recording of a Mendelssohn concerto. What’s more, it is presented as ‘naked’ vinyl, e.g. utterly sleeveless, in the hope that you’ll let your copy pick up interesting new scratches. Nice one! Vinyl only release on Melodic.
  • Vinyl LP (MELO110)
  • Limited edition

Thor & Friends
The Subversive Nature of Kindness

Thor Harris: Swans’ former charismatic percussionist, and potential future governor of Texas. Chief friends are marimba player Peggy Ghorbani and multi-instrumentalist Sarah “Goat” Gautier. Their music is rooted in tonal percussion and often recalls minimalists who wrote for such instrumentation, like Reich and Riley, but also hinting at more contemporary influences, from Aphex Twin to The Necks. The many guests on this second LP include throat singer Enrique Soriah, Michael Gira. and Norwegian extended-technique vocalist Stine Janvin Motland.
  • Vinyl LP (LM17)
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  • CD (LM17CD)
  • Genre(s):
  • Experimental / Avant-garde / Sound Art / Field

Emptyset
Signal

Emptyset continue to tunnel into the nature of sound and space with Signal, a document of a live performance. The group broadcast their sounds from the venue, via radio transmitters, over thousands of miles and back to the venue again, to see how the transmission through the atmosphere altered the sound. Conceptually rigorous: also sounds amazing. On Subtext.
  • Vinyl 12" (SUB015)

Lasry-Baschet
Les Nouvelles Structures Sonores

Names that occupy a similar space to Jean Jacques Perry, Mort Garson and indeed Delia Derbyshire, the Lasry-Bachet group were known for their early experiments in music and sound, linking high forms of artistic expression with a melodiousness that at the time would be called futuristic. A historical artefact for vintage sonic journeys.
  • Vinyl 7" (CACK4507)
  • Genre(s):
  • Experimental / Avant-garde / Sound Art / Field

The Necks
Hanging Gardens


  • CD (RERNECKS1)
  • Genre(s):
  • Experimental / Avant-garde / Sound Art / Field

Harry Bertoia
Clear Sounds / Perfetta

The ‘Sonambient’ sound sculptures of Harry Bertoia are astonishing things: the sleeve art for this new release gives you an insight into the roomfuls of shimmering metals Bertoia designed. Clear Sounds and Perfetta are two particularly remarkable, highly minimal performances, never previously released.
  • Vinyl LP (F/W1033)
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Alvin Lucier
Criss Cross / Hanover

The composer, best known for his 1970  tape piece I Am Sitting in a Room, composed Criss-Cross for the twin electric guitars of Stephen O’Malley and Oren Ambarchi. Each player e-bows a single semitone, alternately rising and falling in pitch, revealing a surprising variety of tonal effects and phenomena. Hanover employs similar techniques played by an ensemble of saxes, electric guitars, piano, bowed vibes and viola. Innovative and beautifully strange music based on elegant concepts from a minimalist master.
  • Vinyl LP (BlackTruffle033)
  • Genre(s):
  • Experimental / Avant-garde / Sound Art / Field

Peter Wright
Orbit


  • Vinyl LP (INSTLP03)
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  • Experimental / Avant-garde / Sound Art / Field

The Thing with Thurston Moore
Live

The thing with Thurston Moore is that he's fairly tall. The Thing with Thurston Moore is a collaboration between the lanky, non-ageing Sonic Youth controller and the madcap Scandinavian free-jazz monsters. Whilst on tour they popped into Thurston's local Cafe Oto and invited the mopheaded guitar mangler on stage to make a right old racket.  
  • Vinyl LP (TTR003LP)
  • Genre(s):
  • Experimental / Avant-garde / Sound Art / Field

Moondog with Julie Andrews and Martyn Green
Tell it Again - Songs Of Sense And Nonsense


  • CD (POPPYCD004)
  • Genre(s):
  • Experimental / Avant-garde / Sound Art / Field

NPVR
33 33

Two torchbearers of electronic sound sculpting come together on Mego, treating us to an album of fine grain sonic manipulation. There's a distinct restraint at play, forming space for the audio information to sit exposed, with cautious drum programming juxtaposed against wild glitches and robotic chatter.
  • Vinyl LP (EMEGO251)
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Noya Rao
Icaros

Icaros is the debut album by Leeds quartet Noya Rao. The group are headed up by Tom Henry, who, as a producer has worked with Cosima and Yellow Days. Taking their influences from jazz, hip-hop and electronic music, they blend all three with dub to make dreamy, soulful, bass-heavy electronica that will allow you to dance if you should so wish.
  • Vinyl LP (GONDLP020)
  • Genre(s):
  • Experimental / Avant-garde / Sound Art / Field

Sonic Youth With Mats Gustafsson and Merzbow
Andre Sider af Sonic Youth


  • CD (SYR8CD)

Bohren & Der Club Of Gore
Sunset Mission

Vintage dark-ambient-noir-jazz-doom from the German masters of the field, Bohren & Der Club Of Gore. Sunset Mission is their 2000 album, the first in which saxophone appears. No lively jaunts here though: smooth black darkness is the way of Bohren. This moody work is reissued on CD and on gatefold-housed double vinyl by Play It Again Sam.
  • Vinyl Double LP (PIASD5013LP)

The One Ensemble
Saint Seven

The One Ensemble created Saint Seven to be played ‘in the round’. Folk and chamber music are combined with experimental and improvised passages. The musicians sing, play cello, guitar, bass clarinet, accordion, drums and percussion creating a piece of music that is austere at times but then will explode into a full-on dramatic power.
  • Vinyl LP
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Muslimgauze
Lazhareem Ul Leper


  • CD (ARCHIVEFIFTEEN)

Sparks
Kimono My House

Demented electro-pop duo Sparks celebrate 40 years of sharp wit and falsetto crooning. The deluxe reissue of Kimono My House adds new material and essays to the endlessly weird and catchy chamber pop arrangements, strange productions and glamorous theatrics within. What more do you want; there’s a song called "Thank God It’s Not Christmas".
  • Vinyl LP (4735903)
  • Genre(s):
  • Experimental / Avant-garde / Sound Art / Field

Arve Henriksen
Towards Language

Towards Language is the new album from Arve Henriksen (of Supersilent), working once again with Jan Bang and Erik Honore as on his classic 2004 record Chiaroscuro. Arve’s trumpet and voice, often live-sampled by Bang, sits at the centre of a luscious soundscape of instruments and textures, each track subtle and slow-growing like a natural process. CD and LP release on Rune Grammofon.
  • Vinyl LP (RLP3192)

Dakota Suite, David Darling & Quentin Sirjacq
Vallisa


  • Vinyl LP (GRLP707)
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Experimental / Avant-garde / Sound Art / Field

Robert Crotty & Loren Connors
Robert Crotty With Me: Loren's Collection (1979-1987)

Around the same time Connors laid down his first primal solo guitar albums at his home in Daggett Street, New Haven, he recorded these duos with visiting local bluesman, Robert Crotty. Connors revered the elder guitarist, and with his trademark vocal moan audible beneath Crotty’s more sonorous singing, there’s a sense of a teacher / apprentice relationship between the two. This collection of standards and improvisations is available as a double CD, or an LP with a bonus CD. 
  • Vinyl LP (FV096LP)
  • CD (FV096CD)

Jozef Van Wissem
Nobody Living Can Ever Make Me Turn Back

Jozef Van Wissem, with his customised lute, can always be relied upon to deliver a gothically romantic atmosphere with his compositions, and Nobody Living Can Ever Make Me Turn Back (with track titles that include ‘The Empty Cup Of Suffering’ and ‘Out Bones Lie Scattered Before The Pit’) fully delivers. More premium dark lute musings from Van Wissem, on Consouling Sounds.
  • Vinyl LP (SOUL0098LP)
  • CD (SOUL0098)

Michael Begg
TITAN: A Crane Is A Bridge

For TITAN: A Crane is a Bridge, sound artist Michael Begg enlists the gigantic, titular Titan crane of Clydebank in Scotland both as a performance space and as an instrument. In the windy, beefy lattice frames and oily joints of the towering device, Begg teases out all sorts of metallic resonances and ironclad drones. Over these, he layers his own gentle instrumental additions - to great effect. At times, it resembles ‘dark ambient’ music. Only actually good. A Sonica Festival 2017 commission, the work is available on CD through Omnempathy in a glossy Japanese digipak.
  • CD (OMCD09)
  • Genre(s):
  • Experimental / Avant-garde / Sound Art / Field

Leafcutter John, Devon Loch and Claire Orme
Piano Music

Piano Music by Leafcutter John, Devon Loch & Claire Orme sees Leafcutter John, a composer and inventor, improvising with sound artist Devon Loch. Using a variety of mic positionings, Leafcutter John inventions and a knackered piano the pair cook up an intriguing piece of electro-acoustic music. Claire Orme, on side two, imagines the piano as boat, and along with a vibraphone, takes us on a journey, the serenity of which is occasionally punctured by mechanical noises and harsh violins. Limited edition of 100 Cassettes on Reckno.
  • Tape
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  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Experimental / Avant-garde / Sound Art / Field

Luc Ferrari
Tinguely 1967

Wow! This amazing musique concrete material from maestro Luc Ferrari has never previously been released! Tinguely 1967 and Dernier Matin d’Edgar-Allan Poe were composed for film and TV pieces, and show what Ferrari could do when working to a moving image. These two pieces will feature in a forthcoming 3CD compilation, but this is your chance to hear them on vinyl. From Sub Rosa.
  • Vinyl LP (SRV429)
  • Genre(s):
  • Experimental / Avant-garde / Sound Art / Field

David Grubbs
Creep Mission

David Grubbs, one of the two masterminds behind Gastr Del Sol as well as a superb music writer, presents an album of explorative guitar pieces, sketched out with the assistance of boundary-pushers like Eli Keszler on drums and Nate Wooley on trumpet. Partially composed and partially improvised, but all fascinating and exciting. Creep Mission is released by Blue Chopsticks.
  • Vinyl LP (BC29)
  • Genre(s):
  • Experimental / Avant-garde / Sound Art / Field

Eraldo Bernocchi, FM Einheit, Jo Quail
Rosebud

A cool three-way collaboration between cellist Jo Quail, sound designer and guitarist Eraldo Bernocchi and Einstürzende Neubauten founder member FM Einheit. This eclectic group got together to sculpt weighty slabs of droning ambience and industrial clang, nicely treading the line between order and disorder. Rosebud is released by RareNoise.
  • Vinyl LP (RNR086LP)
  • CD (RNR086)

Jacob Kirkegaard & Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard
Descending

The premier collaboration between Danish experimental sound art composers Jacob Kirkegaard and Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard is Descending, a piece that draws on their shared interest in drawing out strange characteristics of our perceptions of sound. Descending was recorded with the Aarhus Jazz Orchestra, who provided instrumental sounds to be finely whittled by our heroes. LP release on Important Records.
  • Vinyl LP (IMPREC447)
  • Genre(s):
  • Experimental / Avant-garde / Sound Art / Field

George Harrison
Electronic Sound

Some may believe that George Harrison was a somewhat underrated Beatle, but he really was one of the more sophisticated members. His ashes were cremated in a traditional Hindu service in India, which went hand in hand with his beliefs as a human - love and peace, I guess. Upon its release back in 1969 the otherworldly Moog soundscapes of 'Electronic Sound' went down like a bucket of cold sick with your average Beatles fan, and marked the end of their short-lived avant off-shoot label Zapple. But Harrison's work here is visionary and like Morton Subotnick's 'Silver Apples of the Moon' released the year before, should be considered pioneering electronic music.
  • Vinyl LP (5709031)

Norman Westberg
The Chance To

Norman Westberg, the really tall one from Swans, has been treating us to archival reissues recently, but here is some exciting new music from him. The Chance To is a really impressive suite of guitar compositions, using treatments and overtones and minimal-maximal talents to carve out some powerful sonic space. CD edition from LCR Records.
  • CD (LCR010)
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ORE
Belatedly

Ore is Sam Underwood’s brass doom project, in which tubas and trombones and the like are massed together into pieces that throb with the same elemental power as the most interesting end of doom metal, though of course with a totally different textural palette. No novelty here, just amazing original music. Belatedly, which features Sophie Cooper and Khyam Allami, is released by Box Records.
  • Vinyl Double LP (BOXREC26)
  • Artist(s):
  • Ore
  • Genre(s):
  • Experimental / Avant-garde / Sound Art / Field

Colin Potter
The Abominable Slowman

Some puns are funny, others aren’t, and some are rooted in reality. Coming together a glacial pace, The Abominable Slowman was recorded over the past twenty years and is a dense concoction of noise, rhythm, and patience. Colin Potter’s second full-length album boils down to a mix of ambient soundscapes and haunting (some might argue 'pleasant') fantasies.
  • Vinyl LP (ABST 004)
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Richard Youngs
Autumn Response

In which our hero Richard Youngs records two different takes of each song on the record, and overlays them on top of each other. The result is captivating, Youngs’ delicate folkish songs sometimes clashing, sometimes harmonising, sometimes echoing each other. Seriously, this record could have been a car crash, but it turns out beautifully. Magical.
  • Vinyl LP (JAG121LP)
  • Genre(s):
  • Experimental / Avant-garde / Sound Art / Field

Bobb Trimble
Iron Curtain Innocence


  • Vinyl LP (SC162LP)
  • Genre(s):
  • Experimental / Avant-garde / Sound Art / Field

Bobb Trimble
Harvest of Dreams


  • Vinyl LP (SC163LP)
  • Genre(s):
  • Experimental / Avant-garde / Sound Art / Field

Adriano Zanni
Disappearing

A grand return to the Boring Machines label sees Adriano Zanni dive into oppressive soundscapes, densely composed, but lightly ornamented with field recordings, whispered words and micro processes. It's a deeply entrancing album, made ever more so when the processing over spills into outright abstraction.
  • Vinyl LP (BM081)
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Martina Lussi
Selected Ambient

These works by Martina Lussi are named for various gemstones, lending a slight touch of the mystical to the sound compositions we hear. Selected Ambient isn’t ambient in a basic generic way (there is quite a lot going on in some of these pieces), but it does have a thoughtful power to it. LP release on Hallow Ground.
  • Vinyl LP (HG1706)

Olivier Mellano with Brendan Perry
No Land

Olivier Mellano has put together a fairly epic sprawl of a piece here, titled No Land. With Dead Can Dance’s Brendan Perry, a 20-piece choir and the 30-piece bagpipes etc. ensemble Bagad de Cesson-Sevigne all contributing, Mellano has created a vibrant blend of traditional and contemporary musics. Released by World Village.
  • CD (WV479131)
  • Vinyl LP (WV33479131)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Experimental / Avant-garde / Sound Art / Field

Lutine
White Flowers

'White Flowers' is the debut record from Lutine, the sparsest of folk duos comprising of artists Heather Minor and Emma Morton. Their understated, decidedly meek recordings concentrate on vocal harmonies, guitar strums and enveloping flourishes of piano. Rather than modernising the genre, Lutine take from various folk traditions, including neo-classical and baroque. 
  • CD (FANDF032)
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Nurse With Wound and Graham Bowers
Diploid (Parade ~ Epilogue)

Dark sonic sorcery from Nurse With Wound & Graham Bowers. A twenty minute composition released as an epilogue to 2013’s album Parade, Diploid fuses sci-fi synths and clattering percussive sounds in a skittering journey into daily mundanity and unease of the psyche. Out on CD in card sleeve from Red Wharf.
  • CD (RW101009)
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  • Experimental / Avant-garde / Sound Art / Field

Joan La Barbara
Voice Is The Original Instrument

Joan La Barbara is one of the most significant explorers of the voice in the American 21st century, and this crucial reissue puts her first record back in circulation. Voice Is The Original Instrument contains no other instruments, although La Barbara’s amazing extended vocal techniques may sound impossible. Reissue with original artwork on Arc Light Editions.
  • Vinyl LP (ALE005)
  • Genre(s):
  • Experimental / Avant-garde / Sound Art / Field

The Master Musicians of Dyffryn Moor
Cerddoriaeth Ddefodol Gogledd Sir Benfro (Ritual Music of North Pembrokeshire)

The traditions of 'beating the bounds' and what was eventually coined 'rough music' hold more significance than simply people hitting objects. This concept is well presented on this superb release which presents the trance inducing, ritualistic rhythms carved out one night in a rain soaked cottage in West Wales.
  • Vinyl Double LP (llwch001)
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Eleh / Christina Kubisch
Split

Thrilling vinyl split between Christina Kubisch, master harnesser of the electromagnetic field, and the person or persons known only as Eleh, champion of modern minimalist synth. Kubisch interprets the cultural legacy of Nikola Tesla for her side, composing with myriad electromagnetic signals sourced from modern infrastructure. By situating her beautiful, compelling composition as representative of the anxiety of constant, interconnected society, she creates thoughtful, even troubling tensions. Eleh’s side is a gentler affair, with gradual modular filters and even piano. Patch jam bores take note: this is how you actually do modular synth.
  • Vinyl LP (IMPREC451)

Dirty Songs
Dirty Songs Play Dirty Songs

It’s Dirty Songs with Dirty Songs Play Dirty Songs. I think it’s got songs in it. They be dirty songs. Actually, I know there are songs on this one and yes, dirty they be. A collaboration between artist Maxime Rossi and David Toop, Dirty Songs brings together some of the more mysterious outliers of the the 20th century: Sun Ra, Syd Barrett era Pink Floyd and The Soft Machine.
  • Vinyl LP (AU-1019LP)
  • Genre(s):
  • Experimental / Avant-garde / Sound Art / Field

Michael Begg | Mélenchon Brève
One True Vine

The massive creaks and drones of TITAN: A Crane is a Bridge have barely finished reverberating, but Michael Begg’s back with another full-length for Omnempathy, this time in collaboration with someone or something named Mélenchon Brevé. On One True Vine, The gradual and contemplative style of Bregg’s (sometimes dark-)ambient music meets devotional themes, resulting in a lonesome, rather spiritually-charged melancholy.
  • CD
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Sir Richard Bishop
Road To Siam


  • Vinyl 10" (UNROCKEP002)
  • Limited edition

Eyvind Kang / Tashi Dorji
Mother Of All Saints

Eyvind Kang, the avant strings maestro who you’ve heard working with Sun City Girls and Sunn O))) alike, and the Bhutanese guitar player Tashi Dorji are both showcased on this LP, part of Unrock’s series of “actively anti-Western” musics. Mother Of All Saints is released in a edition of precisely 342 vinyl LPs.
  • Vinyl LP (UNROCKLP008)
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Experimental / Avant-garde / Sound Art / Field

Francois Tusques With Barney Wilen
Le Nouveau Jazz

An apprehensive black pudding comes from Francois Tusques With Barney Wilen. Le Nouveau was initially released when the Europeans were getting their teeth into the improvised avant-garde free jazz scene. This is densely packed with ideas and themes, all pretty dark. Think Cecil Taylor and Albert Ayler on Halloween. This was a mega rarity, but luckily for us it's been repressed on vinyl LP by Cacophonic.
  • Vinyl LP (14CACKLP)

Alan Bishop & Sam Shalabi
Mother Of All Sinners

Sam Shalabi divides his time between Montreal and Cairo. A prolific collaborator, he’s been perhaps most widely heard at the helm of Shalabi Effect or with A Silver Mt. Zion. Here he delivers a dreamy, side-long oud improvisation, and goes electric for a jam with Sun City Girl Alan Bishop (aka Alvarius B.) on vocals and sax. Prime east-meets-west vibes from two longtime itinerant souls.
  • Vinyl LP (UNROCKLP007)
  • Genre(s):
  • Experimental / Avant-garde / Sound Art / Field

F. Ampism
The Unstruck Sound Centre

Brighton good egg F. Ampism presents a fizzy suite of nine wee electronic gurps, displaying his rich abilities in the field of sound-tweak. The Unstruck Sound Centre is crammed full of lovely textures for your brain to luxuriate in, though the developments are swift enough to keep you on your toes. Vinyl release from Ikuisuus.
  • Vinyl LP (IKU-049)
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Lost Harbours
Towers of Silence

Hauntingly beautiful folk from the ever shifting line-up that makes Lost Harbours. Led by Richard Thompson and Emma Reed, they bring in some extra vocalists, and paint a drone inspired picture of alt-folk. With influences coming from Current 93, Six Organs Of Admittance, Coil and Wolf Eyes. LP on Liminal Noise Tapes.
  • Vinyl LP
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John Zorn
Spy vs Spy

Acting almost as a precursor to John Zorn’s jazz thrash group Naked City 1989’s Spy Vs. Spy see Zorn arrange pieces by Ornette Coleman into near terrifying cacophony inspired greatly by hardcore, grindcore and thrash acts such as Blind Idiot God and Napalm Death. Intensely unrelaxing stuff.
  • Vinyl LP (MOVLP1249)

Alvarius B
With a Beaker on the Burner and an Otter in the Oven

Alvarius B is of course Alan Bishop, formerly of Sun City Girls and now doing whatever he damn feels like. With a Beaker on the Burner and an Otter in the Oven has been released on vinyl as three separate LP releases, but is also available here as a double CD set, featuring all thirty-five of Alan’s latest guitar missives. A booklet of lyrics and artwork too. Released by Abduction.
  • CD (ABDT059CD)

Art Zoyd
44 1/2: Live & Unreleased Works

A frankly ludicrous amount of material from French avant-garde outfit Art Zoyd. Eight CDs worth of live recordings between 1972-2004, four CDs worth of studio recordings, their full birthday performance filmed in RIO on DVD, plus another filled with TV performances… all in a single 12xCD+2XDVD+52 page booklet behemoth package, released on Cuneiform Records. Phew. I dare you to tackle the whole thing in one go.
  • CD box set (RUNE450463)

Charlie Ulyatt
Shifting

Charlie Ulyatt is a Nottingham-based guitarist, in abstract but expressive form here. The first track is made up of a rainfall-like babble of choked, high notes, which turns out to be a recurring motif throughout the tape. Elsewhere we get e-bow drones, intensive and involved string-scraping, eerie vocal-like tones, and violently improper slide use. A nice bag of tricks, well-paced with a good sense of space and drama.
  • Tape
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  • CD
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  • Genre(s):
  • Experimental / Avant-garde / Sound Art / Field

Thor & Friends
Thor & Friends

Everyone’s favourite Swan has finally done what people have been long been clamouring for: a grand project of his very own devising. Thor & Friends features the beardy multi-instrumentalist leading pals from A Hawk & A Hacksaw and Deerhoof through some compositions with mallet percussion at their core. Thor & Friends augments the classic pulse of minimalism with plenty of other wonderful instrumentation too: nice one Thor.
  • Vinyl LP (LM11)
  • CD (LM11CD)

Harry Bertoia
Sonambients: The Sound Sculpture Of Harry Bertoia

The otherworldly recordings Harry Bertoia made on his self-designed sound sculptures had become largely unavailable over the years, a situation somewhat rectified by Important Records’ recent Sonambient boxset. This new CD/DVD combo makes a more affordable introduction to Bertoia’s work, while being absolutely essential for anyone already hooked. The DVD contains a 1971 documentary showing the artist performing on his sculptures in his Pennsylvania barn. The accompanying audio disc features newly uncovered 1969 recordings on which Harry is joined by brother Oreste and sister Ave. If you’re a fan of drone, sound art, ambient or electronic music, this is not to be missed.
  • CD (FW1034)

The The
Radio Cineola: Trilogy

The The are back baby, with live shows and a new release. But this isn’t just any old middling comeback album: this is a full triple-album box-set! Radio Cineola: Trilogy contains multitudes, from various artists’ interpretations of old The The songs to a narration of epic poetry by John Tottenham, extracts of Matt Johnson’s radio shows, and the electronic score to the new The The documentary. Wow. Available in a variety of elaborate CD and vinyl and book box-sets.
  • Vinyl LP box set (CINE102LP1)
  • CD box set (CINEOLA456X)
  • CD box set (CINE456)
  • Genre(s):
  • Experimental / Avant-garde / Sound Art / Field

CM Von Hausswolff
Still Life - Requiem

For this record, Swedish experimentalist CM Von Hausswolff used one sound source and one sound source only: processed emission spectroscopy from “specific physical solid state material”. Still Life - Requiem spins and whirls these sounds out into a melancholy slab of abstraction, tapping into the energy of the world around. On Touch.
  • Vinyl LP (TO103)
  • Genre(s):
  • Experimental / Avant-garde / Sound Art / Field

F.S. Blumm
Welcome

F.M. Blumm’s many years of music-making, both acoustic and electronic, solo and in collaboration (with David Grubbs, Nils Frahm etc.), has led him to the point of Welcome, this eclectic-sounding album of songwriting. These productions sound grand, but on an intimate scale, if that makes any sense (it doesn’t, but hey). Released by Karaoke Kalk.
  • Vinyl LP (KALKLP102)
  • £21.99 £16.49 (saving: £5.50)
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  • CD (KALKCD102)

Alvarius B
Alvarius B vs Abdel Baqy Byro in Cairo

Alvarius B, aka the great Sun City Girl himself Alan Bishop, presents this jumbled-up collaboration with Abdel Baqy Byro (unless this person is simply an invention of Bishop, you never can tell). The city of Cairo is dripping from every pore of this record, via both field recorded snatches of city life and playful guitar sketches. Very flavoursome LP on Nashazphone.
  • Vinyl LP (NP20)

People Like Us / Porest
Optimized!

New from avant garde imprint Discrepant comes an LP in the 'two artists, a track each per side' split format, both exploring found sound collage like nobody else. Both pieces focus on the medium of radio as a means to source and disseminate sound, exposing its unpredictable and strangely dislocating nature.
  • Vinyl LP (CREP49)
  • Genre(s):
  • Experimental / Avant-garde / Sound Art / Field

Lost Harbours
Into the Failing Light


  • CD
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Franco Battiato
Pollution

Exciting times: new reissues of essential rare LPs by Franco Battiato, the Italian electroacoustic composer. His trippy experimental approach to music has plenty of advanced sonics going on, but still displays has trace elements of a pop mind hiding in there somewhere as well. Pollution, from 1972, is the second of his major albums, featuring a wild array of sounds and vibes. Vinyl reissue from Superior Viaduct.
  • Vinyl LP (SV 132)
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  • Last copy

Love Theme
Love Theme

Alex Zhang Hungtai of Dirty Beaches, joined by Austin Milne and Simon Frank present a deeply melancholic blend of avant-garde drone and improvisation, made up of saxophones, synths and percussion. Recording their improv session they return to their very distant homes (London, LA and Taipei) to begin editing separately. Love Theme is looming, sorrowful yet graceful.
  • Vinyl LP (ALT34)
  • Tape (ALT34CS)
  • Limited edition

Bohren & Der Club Of Gore
Geisterfaust

In 2005, noire-doom-jazz ensemble Bohren & Der Club Of Gore decided to get even slower and sparser than they had been previously (which was already pretty slow and sparse). Geisterfaust is a one hour span of beautiful crawl for long dark nights. Reissued on CD and, for the first time, on vinyl. From Play It Again Sam.
  • Vinyl Double LP (PIASD5014LP)
  • CD (PIASD5014CD)

Einstürzende Neubauten
Greatest Hits

Blixa Bargeld, Nu Unruh and Alexander Hacke formed industrial group Einstürzende Neubauten in 1980 in, what was then, West Berlin. Their search for ear-bleeding sounds and the beauty of musical tension, played with mostly scrapyard foraged self-built instruments, knows no bounds. Greatest Hits goes back as far as 1989 - a new mix of Haus Der Luge with How I Die from 2014’s Lament album being the most recent cut.
  • Vinyl Double LP (134001)
  • Vinyl Double LP (133951)
  • CD (133952)

Yoko Ono
Plastic Ono Band

Fronted with bizarre, eery screeching, Yoko Ono's (widow of John Lennon) avant-garde offering Plastic Ono is finally reissued on vinyl. Originally released way back in 1971, the album has a classic yet timeless sound that has influenced a host of musicians throughout the decades. 
  • Vinyl LP (SC281LP-C1)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Vinyl LP (SC281LP)
  • CD (SC281CD)
  • Genre(s):
  • Experimental / Avant-garde / Sound Art / Field

Cabaret Voltaire
The Crackdown


  • Vinyl LP (CABS22)
  • CD (CABS22CD)

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