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La Monte Young - Draw a Straight Line and Follow It (2012) {7CD Set, Otherside Recordings Japan rec 1960-1987}

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La Monte Young - Draw a Straight Line and Follow It (2012) {7CD Set, Otherside Recordings Japan rec 1960-1987}

La Monte Young - Draw a Straight Line and Follow It (2012) {7CD Set, Otherside Recordings Japan rec 1960-1987}
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© 1960-87, 2012 La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela / Otherside Recordings Japan | [none]
Classical / Modern Classical / Modern Composition / Experimental / Microtonal

La Monte Young, generally regarded as the father of musical minimalism, is one of America’s most important contemporary composers–and one of the most elusive. Early on Young eschewed the conventional musical institutions of publishers, record labels, and venues, in order to create compositions completely unfettered by commercial concerns. At the same time, however, he exercised profound influence on such varied figures as Terry Riley, Cornelius Cardew, Andy Warhol, Yoko Ono, Velvet Underground, Brian Eno and entire branches of pop music. For half a century he and his partner and collaborator, Marian Zazeela, have worked in near-seclusion in their Tribeca loft, creating works that explore the furthest extremes of conceptual audacity, technical sophistication, acoustical complexity, and overt spirituality.

Apartment House - Ryoko Akama: Dial 45-21-95 (2019)

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Apartment House - Ryoko Akama: Dial 45-21-95 (2019)

Apartment House - Ryoko Akama: Dial 45-21-95 (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 219 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 169 Mb | 01:13:47
Avant-Garde Classical, Minimalism | Label: Another Timbre

Apartment House play a series of works by Ryoko Akama, based on research she conducted at the Kryzstof Kieslowski archive in Poland.

VA - 20 Jahre Inventionen II (2003) [Re-Up]

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VA - 20 Jahre Inventionen II (2003) [Re-Up]

VA - 20 Jahre Inventionen II (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 304 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:17:56
Avant-Garde, Electro-Acoustic, Experimental | Label: Edition RZ | # ed. RZ 4004

Volume 2 of the CD documentation of the Berlin festival Inventionen (volume 1 containing Horatiu Radulescu's string quartet no. 4), a various artists retrospective sampler including recordings of works by the following composers: Hildegard Westerkamp, Salvatore Sciarrino, John Cage ("Music For Piano", performed by Herbet Henck), Sainkho Namtchylak, Joe Jones ("Solar Orchestra" from 1990) Giacinto Scelsi, Masanori Fujita, John Driscoll. CD and 16-page booklet, including notes in German and English, packaged in a gatefold mini album style card cover.

La Monte Young - Draw a Straight Line and Follow It II (2020) {6CD Set, Otherside Recordings Japan rec 1957-2003}

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La Monte Young - Draw a Straight Line and Follow It II (2020) {6CD Set, Otherside Recordings Japan rec 1957-2003}

La Monte Young - Draw a Straight Line and Follow It II (2020) {6CD Set, Otherside Recordings Japan rec 1957-2003}
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© 1957-2003, 2020 La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela / Otherside Recordings Japan | [none]
Classical / Modern Classical / Modern Composition / Experimental / Microtonal

La Monte Young, generally regarded as the father of musical minimalism, is one of America’s most important contemporary composers–and one of the most elusive. Early on Young eschewed the conventional musical institutions of publishers, record labels, and venues, in order to create compositions completely unfettered by commercial concerns. At the same time, however, he exercised profound influence on such varied figures as Terry Riley, Cornelius Cardew, Andy Warhol, Yoko Ono, Velvet Underground, Brian Eno and entire branches of pop music. For half a century he and his partner and collaborator, Marian Zazeela, have worked in near-seclusion in their Tribeca loft, creating works that explore the furthest extremes of conceptual audacity, technical sophistication, acoustical complexity, and overt spirituality.

Diamanda Galas - Guilty Guilty Guilty (2008) [Re-Up]

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Diamanda Galas - Guilty Guilty Guilty (2008) [Re-Up]

Diamanda Galás - Guilty Guilty Guilty (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 264 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 129 Mb | Scans included
Label: Mute | # CD STUMM 274, 5099950458226 | Time: 00:42:00
Avant-Garde, Avant-Garde Jazz, Piano Blues

Guilty Guilty Guilty is a live performance album by avant-garde musician Diamanda Galás, released on 1 April 2008 by Mute Records. The much-anticipated collection of tragic and homicidal love songs, most of which were recorded at 'Diamanda's Valentines Day Massacre' at the Knitting Factory, New York City, February 14, 2006. Guilty Guilty Guilty is her 17th album, the first since 2003's Defixiones, Will And Testament and La Serpenta Canta. Featured on the album are her much acclaimed reinterpretations of Ralph Stanley's reaper song, 'O Death'; O. V. Wright's '8 Men and 4 Women'; 'Long Black Veil'; 'Time (Interlude)' sung by Timi Yuro; Tracy Nelson's 'Down So Low'; her signature rendition of 'Autumn Leaves'; and the favorite 'Heaven Have Mercy'.

Shanghai FO, Wang Yongji - Terry Riley: In C; David Mingyue Liang: Music Of A Thousand Springs, Zen (Ch'an) of Water (1989)

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Shanghai FO, Wang Yongji - Terry Riley: In C; David Mingyue Liang: Music Of A Thousand Springs, Zen (Ch'an) of Water (1989)

Terry Riley: In C; David Mingyue Liang: Music Of A Thousand Springs, Zen (Ch'an) of Water (1989)
Shanghai Film Orchestra, conducted by Wang Yongji

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 359 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:08:22
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Celestial Harmonies | # 13026-2

Performed by the Shanghai Film Orchestra, conducted by Wang Yongji. Truly celestial and a different feeling than American / European performances of this famous piece. This CD also contains David Mingyue Lang's gorgeous Music of a Thousand Springs and his Zen (Ch'an) of Water. Highly recommended.

Kronos Quartet, Kimmo Pohjonen, Samuli Kosminen - UNIKO (2011) [Re-Up]

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Kronos Quartet, Kimmo Pohjonen, Samuli Kosminen - UNIKO (2011) [Re-Up]

Kronos Quartet, Kimmo Pohjonen, Samuli Kosminen - UNIKO (2011)
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Modern Composition, Experimental, Avant-Garde | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1185-2 | 00:51:47

UNIKO features the Grammy winning Kronos Quartet together with a Finnish duo, accordion adventurer Kimmo Pohjonen and sampling guru Samuli Kosminen. Produced by Iceland's Valgeir Sigurosson, known for his collaboration with Bjork, this album was recorded at Avatar Studios in NYC. UNIKO was commissioned by Kronos in 2003 and premiered live at the Helsinki Festival in 2004. It has subsequently drawn sellout audiences in Moscow, Molde (Norway), and New York at the 2007 BAM NEXT WAVE Festival. UNIKO is highlighted by Pohjonen's electrified and MIDI-fied accordion with Kosminen's electronic percussion devices which reproduce his own accordion samples and his samples of Kronos' instruments. These samples, together with live strings and electric accordion plus effects and manipulations create a new, multi-dimensional sound world.

Keeril Makan - In Sound (2008) with Kronos Quartet and Paul Dresher Ensemble Electro-Acoustic Band

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Keeril Makan - In Sound (2008) with Kronos Quartet and Paul Dresher Ensemble Electro-Acoustic Band

Keeril Makan - In Sound (2008)
with Kronos Quartet and Paul Dresher Ensemble Electro-Acoustic Band

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 243 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 120 Mb
Label: Tzadik | # TZ8053 | Time: 00:48:11 | Scans included
Modern Creative, Avant-Garde, Experimental, Chamber Music

The strength of these pieces by American composer Keeril Makan is that they fall outside the boxes of minimalism, abstract electronic music, and world-influenced styles. The word visceral keeps coming up in his descriptions of his own music, which revels in sheer sound and proceeds in large, physical gestures with, Makan says blithely, "no formal logic other than careful attunement to what the ear and body dictate." Paradoxically, though, it's full of surprises. The three works on the album all fall loosely under the chamber music banner and are all recognizably by the same composer, but each has a different method.

Kronos Quartet - Music by Peter Sculthorpe, Aulis Sallinem, Philip Glass, Conlon Nancarrow, Jimi Hendrix (1986) Reissue 2011

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Kronos Quartet - Music by Peter Sculthorpe, Aulis Sallinem, Philip Glass, Conlon Nancarrow, Jimi Hendrix (1986) Reissue 2011

Kronos Quartet - Music by Sculthorpe, Sallinem, Glass, Nancarrow, Hendrix (1986)
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Label: Nonesuch | # 7559-79111-2 | Time: 00:49:11
Chamber Music, Minimalism, Avant-Garde

To say this barrier-breaking string quartet plays modern music is an understatement. All of the five composers showcased on this audacious recording were born in the 20th century. Minimalist Philip Glass is among the best known of the five, whose works cannot possibly be mistaken with anything from the baroque or classical periods. This particular foursome illustrates the grace, beauty, and even power of a string quartet, but goes well beyond. In the words of first violinist and leader David Harrington, "I've always wanted the string quartet to be vital, and energetic, and alive, and cool, and not afraid to kick ass and be absolutely beautiful and ugly if it has to be." The album-ending cover of the Jimi Hendrix classic "Purple Haze" must be heard to be believed.

Jason Eckardt - Subject (2015) {Tzadik TZ 9006}

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Jason Eckardt - Subject (2015) {Tzadik TZ 9006}

Jason Eckardt - Subject (2015) {Tzadik TZ 9006}
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© 2015 Tzadik | TZ 9006 | Tzadik Composer Series
Classical / Avant-Garde / Contemporary Classical

Jason Eckardt began as a heavy metal guitarist and turned to contemporary music after hearing Webern. His music is highly complex andr etains the energy and intensity of his heavy metal roots. Challenging and highly virtuosic, his compositional language embraces both uptown and downtown. Brilliantly performed by JACK, ICE and the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble, “Subject” contains some of his most extreme and intense works.

Lina Andonovska - A Way a Lone a Last (2020)

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Lina Andonovska - A Way a Lone a Last (2020)

Lina Andonovska - A Way a Lone a Last (2020)
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Avant-Garde Classical | Label: Diatribe Records

A very recent 2020 release by Irish label Diatribe Records, A Way A Lone A Last features Australian flautist Lina Andonovska in a tour de force collection of World Premiere recordings. The album is comprised of five works commissioned by and dedicated to Andonovska composed by Irish composers Barry O’Halpin, Nick Roth, Donnacha Dennehy and Judith Ring.

Darragh Morgan & John Tilbury - Morton Feldman - For John Cage (2020)

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Darragh Morgan & John Tilbury - Morton Feldman - For John Cage (2020)

Darragh Morgan & John Tilbury - Morton Feldman - For John Cage (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 247 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 216 Mb | Scans included | 01:23:59
Avant-Garde Classical | Label: Diatribe Records

The story of how Morton Feldman and John Cage first met has now become elevated to the status of legendary musical folklore. During a 1950 New York Philharmonic performance of Webern’s Symphony Op. 21, Feldman decided to leave the concert at the interval. In the lobby he met Cage. As Cage says, “we both walked out of a Philharmonic concert in which Webern had just been played, and we shared the desire not to hear anything else because we had been so deeply moved.” It was the beginning of a deep friendship that was to influence both their respective creative spirits. Morton Feldman became a friend, flatmate and student of John Cage.

Philip Glass - The Concerto Project Vol. IV: Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra & Tirol Concerto (2011) [Re-Up]

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Philip Glass - The Concerto Project Vol. IV: Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra & Tirol Concerto (2011) [Re-Up]

Philip Glass: The Concerto Project Vol. IV (2011)
Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra & Tirol Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
Tim Fain, violin; Wendy Sutter, cello; Residentie Orkest; The Hague Philharmonic; Jurjen Hempel
Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra; Dennis Russell Davies, piano & conductor

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Classical, Minimalism | Label: Orange Mountain Music | # 0077 | Time: 01:10:19

The Fourth Volume documenting the concertos by Philip Glass, this volume presents a brand new recording of the composers 2010 commission from the Nederlands Dans Theater, a Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra featuring soloists Tim Fain and Wendy Sutter under the direction of Maestro Jurjen Hempel. The second concerto is the first piano concerto by Glass, the Tirol Concerto for Piano and String Orchestra performed by the Stuttgart Chamber Orchester with Dennis Russell Davies conducting from the keyboard.

The Chamber Choir of the Moscow Conservatory, Alexander Solovyev - Alfred Schnittke: Faust Cantata; Requiem (2014)

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The Chamber Choir of the Moscow Conservatory, Alexander Solovyev - Alfred Schnittke: Faust Cantata; Requiem (2014)

Alfred Schnittke - Faust Cantata; Requiem (2014)
The Chamber Choir of the Moscow Conservatory, "Studio for New Music" Chamber Ensemble
conducted by Alexander Solovyev

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 327 Mb | Scans ~ 63 Mb | Time: 01:15:08
Genre: Classical | Label: Moscow Conservatory Records | # SMC CD 0166

In the brilliant history of the Chamber Choir of the Moscow Conservatory a separate chapter is connected with the musical legacy of Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998). Both compositions are united by the subject of faith and contemplation of what Is spiritual and spiritless. Despite the fact that chronologically the Requiem (1975) Is an earlier work than the Cantata (1983), on the CD they are presented in reverse order: fol­lowing Alexander Solovyev's conception, the narrative of Faust’s tragic death, coming as retribution for his sinful earthly life, must be followed by a memorial prayer, the Requiem. The compact disc documented “live” performances: the Requiem was performed on September 17, 2013 at the Small Hall of the Conservatory, while the Cantata sounded out on September 29, 2014 at the Grand Hall of the Conservatory.

Aki Takahashi - Iannis Xenakis: Works for Piano (1999) [Xenakis Edition, Vol. 4]

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Aki Takahashi - Iannis Xenakis: Works for Piano (1999) [Xenakis Edition, Vol. 4]

Aki Takahashi - Iannis Xenakis: Works for Piano (1999) [Xenakis Edition, Vol. 4]
with Jane Peters (violin), The Society for New Music, Charles Peltz (conductor)

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 259 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 150 Mb | Artwork included
Contemporary Classical, Avant-Garde | Label: Mode | # mode 80 | Time: 01:00:42

Known for drawing unusual sonorities from conventional instruments, Xenakis strangely left the piano's potential for novel sounds unexplored. In these works, Xenakis stays on the keyboard without so much as a plucked string or any use of gadgetry to alter the instrument's sound. Although that might make these pieces appear less radical, even "safe," Xenakis exploits every other option available.