Respectful treatments of the lovely Roland P. Young album, thank goodness — layering, extending, underlining — with fine drumming from a Boredom, Muneomi Senju.
A 1978, private-press outpouring of nuts Indian psych funk. Rock, Latin and Arabic styles take turns with the drugs amidst Hindu chanting, Moog, screaming, Indian percussion, flutes, and electric guitars.
Three CDs and an LP-overview memorializing seven 1962 concerts by Cage and David Tudor in Japan, with several eminent Japanese musicians. The music is released here for the first time.
In which David Tudor virtuosically attacks a Stockhausen; and Tudor, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Kenji Kobayashi and Yoko Ono expertly detonate a Cage.
Kicking off with Cage’s 0’00, amplifying into abstraction activities like writing and drinking coffee; and contrasting a lovely, sparse von Biel piano duet with a raucous Toshi Ichiyanagi for pianos, tape, traffic etc.
His seminal masterpiece from 1986, chopping and whipping NYC airwaves into a turntablist proto-techno inferno. The CD comes with live footage, and software, so you can scratch up your own body-popping hell.
From four solo albums by the Argentinian percussionist, master of the traditional Bomba drum: dj-tool workouts to piano-dappled rhythm fantasias, Afro-Latin sax grooves to roots. Check the opener.
The saw maestro hooks up with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for unique interpretations of Lennon and McCartney, Bizet, Ravel, Satie, Bach, The Muppets and more.
‘Highmonics’ recorded in Maryland in 1975 — outsider musique concrete for the similarly wasted: primitive synths, treated vocals, scraped metals, a bong live and direct… all lovingly dosed with delay and reverb.
Juan Alberto Arteche Guel’s organic, minimal, post-Franco funk. Extrovert amalgamations of folk traditions from all over the world, especially African, recorded between 1984 and 2001.
Eighties sides highlighting the organic spirituality of FA. Drones; flutes, hand percussion, guitar, sax, keys; field recordings. A warmed-up Jon Hassell’s Fourth World. The opener is a bona fide Balearic classic.
Open, crafted pop single from Woody’s seventeen-year-old daughter, recorded in 1967.
Idris was leader of The Pyramids, Ohio afro-jazzbos of legend. This best-of includes unreleased sessions, recordings by their Strata East-style forerunners The Collective, and more recent work.
The 1950s LP, a collage made solely with natural birdsongs — plus regular-speed and time-stretched field recordings, and explanations from the man himself. Mesmerisingly beautiful and daft as a brush.
The teenager’s landmark fusion of Molam and Luk Thung, from 1975.
Jonna Karanka’s beguiling, otherworldly folk-electronica. Lovely new recordings from Finland.
Mellow hippy folk shit from 2000 by this former Fahey student (and author of the alternative good-living guide with the same title), with gently inventive guitar and zither.