Current Update - July 2014
ANGELI, PAOLO: S'u
An amazing record. Itís beautifully recorded and almost impossible to believe that such a layered and polyphonic music, with chords, percussion, lead lines, bass lines, harmonies, string sections and sometimes voice could all be produced by one person in real time, ... more »
BLEGVAD, PETER/ GREAVES, JOHN: Kew. Rhone
The classic restored. No extra tracks, just this legendary release as it was originally conceived. Kew Rhone was made soon after Peter and John left Henry Cow, at Carla Bley and Mike Mantlerís Grog Kill studio in New York (they both appear on the CD). Fellow conspi... more »
MUSCI, ROBERTO/ VENOSTA,GIOVANNI: Vampyr and Other Stories
ROBERTO MUSCI/GIOVANNI VENOSTA Vampyr and Other Stories [£12.50] ReR MV30 Released to celebrate their 30 years of collaboration, this limited edition release collects their earliest and latest works, the tracks lost when the two LPs were reissued on a single CD, a... more »
LAST ReR RELEASES
COOPER,LINDSAY: Rarities from the Lindsay Cooper Archive (compiled for the occasion of her first mem
This double CD set collects together, amongst other things, all of Outtakes for Other Occasions and The Small Screen, both of which were never commercially released, all four pieces from The Classic Guide to NoMansLand, the subscription 7Ē Pictures from the Great Ex... more »
BIOTA: Funnel to a Thread
Since the late 1970s Biota has ploughed its own furrow, producing a body of work that resembles nothing anyone else has done or is yet doing. Their compositions evolve in long, constantly shifting timbral blocks filled with fragments and echoes of quasi-familiar mus... more »
STEVAN TICKMAYER: Gaps, Absences.
A beautifully recorded and produced cycle of pieces that combine complexity and precision with rich and unfamiliar timbres. The ensemble pieces amplify and enrich a core piano with various combinations of harmonium, double bass, violin, percussion, Hungarian zither,... more »
STOCKHAUSEN, KARLHEINZ: Complete early percussion works. (dbl CD)
What it says on the tin. CD 1 offers the very convincing Schlagtrio (1952/revised 1973) for piano and 2 tympanists (the tympani are tuned a quartertone below the piano) with great broken rhythms and a big, powerful sound, the classic and never equalled Kontakte (195... more »
BITTOVA, IVA/RILEY, GYAN, ZIPORYN, EVAN: Eviyan Live.
A limited number of this live concert recording of Iva with guitarist Gyan Riley and bass clarinettist Evan Ziporyn.... more »
FELDMAN, MORTON:Two Pianos and other pieces, 1953-1969.
There are 13 moderate length works on this CD, the shortest 3 minutes, the longest 17, the average 12. The seven duo pieces are exquisitely performed by John Tilbury and Philip Thomas. Then thereís a three piano piece, a four piano piece, two pieces with added cello... more »
BARRETT, NATASHA: Peat + Polymer (dbl. CD)
Some things are new - and they are interesting because they are new. Then they become commonplace; what then remains is whatís great. Natasha Barrett is consistently great. There was a time when composing with soundscape materials, processing and occasional instrume... more »
HACO: Secret Garden.
Haco continues to plough her unique furrow. Small sounds, electronics, distant choirs and floating strands that coalesce into islands of harmony and song before they break apart again. If there's a secret Japanese underground, this is it. Handmade and always invent... more »
CRAIG SCOTT'S LOBOTOMY: War is a Racket.
Put the name aside; humour is often a cover for things that for one reason or another donít want quite to declare themselves for what they are (and sometimes, of course, itís just humour) but Iím wasting your time. This is a moderately extraordinary record, with no ... more »
DUMITRESCU, IANCU/AVRAM, ANA-MARIA: London(III) Spectrum XXI Festival 2011
All new pieces. From Iancu Sound Source, for ensemble, Vulcanoes for ensemble and computer sounds and Incandescent Mist, for ensemble. From Ana-Maria Chiaroscuro for three percussion groups and Chiaroscuro for three cellos. The 27 piece ensemble here includes Ioan-M... more »
LIGHT COORPORATION: Chapter IV: Before the Murmur of Silence.
This always interesting non-aligned Polish band certainly keep moving; big enveloping sound here, with lots of horns and trumpets in the mix. As always, extremely well played, solidly written Ė interspersed with sonic interludes Ė and very 70sí on the centipede jazz... more »
CHINESE CHAMBER ENSEMBLE: Huaxia.
This is contemporary music written for traditional Chinese instruments, by 7 different composers, all of them Chinese. Just about everything on it is exceptional. Itís the best contemporary music collection Iíve heard for more than a decade. Perhaps thereís hope for... more »
ARTURO RUIZ DEL POZO: Music for Native Peruvian Instruments and Magnetophonic Tape (1978)
A very unusual collection of pieces applying concrete procedures to acoustic instruments, often without affecting the natural timbres, all of which are unfamiliar. There are some great pieces here and theyíre quite unlike anything else I can think of. Worth investig... more »
COOPER, LINDSAY/ FRITH, FRED/HOLLMER, LARS/ GEBBIA, GIANNI: Angels on the Edge of Time.
The 1993 Angelica Festival concert, with all four protagonists at the height of their powers. Thoughtful music, beautifully recorded. With evocative photographs, and booklet notes by Fred Frith.... more »
WOLFF, CHRISTIAN: Angelica Music.
The last surviving member of the New York School, performing his own compositions on piano and melodica with percussionist Robyn Schulkowsky, as well as performances of other Wolff compositions by the British ensemble, Apartment House. Covering the period 1950 Ė 201... more »
GEBBIA, GIANNI/ POPOLI, TIZIANO/ SIMONINI, MASSIMO: Soluzione Atemporale 1992-1994.
Turntablist Massimo Simonini assembled this coherent whirlwind tour of the musical world from three nicely recorded concerts featuring pianist and sampling keyboardist Tiziano Popoli, saxophonist Gianni Gebbia Ė who is here also equipped with toys, electronics and b... more »
LUCIER, ALVIN: Broken Line.
Lucierís method is to set up a situation, usually involving some acoustic phenomenon (resonances, echoes, difference tones &c) and then let them unfold. Some work musically, all are intriguing. There are 4 performance pieces here. Itís a record for people who know w... more »
NEW LIMITED EDITION BOXES: More for Less
DRAKE, BOB: "...come at once, ANTIQUITIES!" (5CD box)
Master of strangeness, terrifying musicality and elastic production values. Contains: Little Black Train, The Skull Mailbox, 13 Songs and a Thing, Bobís Drive-In and The Shunned Country. This mini edition comes in a sturdy box with a free special music-minus-one CD... more »
ROSE, JON: Buy any other NAME (5 CD Box)
A devil for study and hard work and closest kin to bloody genius you might stumble across. Contains: Violin Music for Restaurants, Brain Weather Ė the story of the Rosenbergs, Shopping@Victo,The Hyperstring Project and The Peopleís Music - also appearing, amongst ot... more »
THE NECKS: The Necks Box
One of the greatest bands in the world, said the New York Times; A post-jazz, post-rock, post-everything sonic experience that has few parallels or rivals, according to The Guardian; Fifty years after Kind of Blue, the new music I would find it hardest to do without... more »
NOW AVAILABLE SEPARATELY
SCODANIBBIO, STEFANO: Incontri & Reuniones.
Stefano Scodanibbio (1956 -2012) was one of the great contrabassists of recent times. A student of Fernando Grilloís and a long-time associate of Luigi Nono and Terry Riley he was active both as an interpreter Ė composers who wrote for him include Scelsi, Sciarrino,... more »
FERRARI, LUC/ PATRIS, GERARD: Les Grandes repetitions STOCKHAUSEN, VARESE.
Two films, part of a series made for French television in the mid 1960s, of concert rehearsals. In the earlier film itís Stockhausenís Momente thatís being rehearsed (with long sections of performance) interspersed with KS speaking about himself and his work and the... more »
STOCKHAUSEN, KARLHEINZ: Complete early percussion works. (DVD)
The same release as the double CD, Mode 274/275, with video and stereo, dolby digital or DTS 5.1 surround options and three additional interviews with percussionist Stephen Schick, pianist James Avery and red fish blue fish, on the pieces. ... more »
BLEY,CARLA / HAYNES,PAUL and the JAZZ COMPOSERS ORCHESTRA OF AMERICA: Escalator over the Hill (3 LP
We have a limited number of mint un-played copies of the original 3 LP in-a-box Ďchronotransductioní jazz opera, recorded over three years and released on the JCOA label in 1971. A summation of the energies and hybrid musical styles of the late 1960s and a work of n... more »
LINDSAY COOPER MEMORIAL CONCERT TEESHIRT.
Handful Only S, M, L, XL, XXL. Made for the third concert of the series, in Forli by the concert promoters. A handful remain, which we they gave us to offer for sale, while they last . Black only. ... more »
BACK IN STOCK
SUN RA: Beyond the Purple Star Zone and Oblique Parallax
Two related classic Saturn LP reissues on a single CD, both recorded at the Detroit Jazz Centre - in 1980 and 1981 respectively. They share an excellent sound quality and great playing - there's a classic version of Rocket No.9 and plenty of otherworldly Moog and el... more »
Featuring the all-star cast of Charles Hayward, Hugh Hopper, Lol Coxhill and Orphy Robinson (vibraphone, steel drums), with guest Robert Wyatt on cornet. Eight strong pieces in a rock-inflected, improvisation-empowered, loose - but not too loose - free-associating o... more »
GRAPHIC SCORES AND CONCEPTS. Book and CD.
Again, just a handful of this small edition Czech classic turned up. This is gold dust for those who are interested in this area of work. Produced in 1996 by the Agon Ensemble it discusses graphic Scores, showing them and explaining how they were approached and inte... more »