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avant-garde and experimental

avant-garde modern composers - featuring strange people and their strange music

The Roxy Performances (7CD box set)

Zappa Records presents The Roxy Performances. A 7-Disc Box Set that contains the MOTHERLODE of all things Roxy. All 4 public shows from December 9 & 10 1973, remixed in...

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William Eggleston: Musik (2LP vinyl w. download)

Native Memphian William Eggleston, is widely regarded to be the most important photographer of the late 20th Century, but there is another side to him that took root in his...


Sun Ra and his Arkestra featuring Pharoah Sanders and Black Harold (vinyl LP)

"It wasn't until long after Pharoah Sanders had achieved worldwide acclaim with John Coltrane that Sun Ra and manager Alton Abraham decided to issue the music they'd recorded at Judson Hall. After its...


Metaphors: Selected Soundworks from the Cinema (CD)

Selected soundworks from the cinema of Thai filmmaker, artist, and Palm D'or winner Apichatpong Weerasethakul. 14 tracks compiled by Akritchalerm Kalayanamitr and Koichi Shimizu. "Well, it seems Apichatpong beat me...


Aithein (limited edition vinyl w. download)

A meeting of three musical masters: Oren Ambarchi, guitarist Stefano Pilia and bassist Massimo Pupillo (Zu) team up for an instrumental trip bridging post rock, drone and improvisation. Limited edition...


Execution Ground (limited edition 2LP w. download)

PainKiller!! The seminal 1994 double album by the original line-up of Bill Laswell, John Zorn and Mick Harris on vinyl for the first time. Avant-jazz, grindcore, dub and ambient melt...


A Little Electronic Milky Way of Sound (16CD box set)

Roland Kayn’s truly epic ‘A Little Electronic Milky Way of Sound’ is both a major late opus and a summation of his vast contribution to the fields of electronic music...


Akira: Symphonic Suite (CD)

The symphonic suite of the soundtrack to the legendary film AKIRA is now available on CD, 180g Double Vinyl LP. The symphonic music to AKIRA was composed by Dr. Shoji...


Akira: Symphonic Suite (vinyl 2LP)

The symphonic suite of the soundtrack to the legendary film AKIRA is now available on CD, and 180g Double Vinyl LP. The symphonic music to AKIRA was composed by Dr....


Pollution (vinyl LP)

Pollution from 1972 is the captivating follow-up to Fetus. Like its predecessor, the album features Baroque textures, motorik rhythms, weird tape effects and Battiato's perfectly oblique vocals. Upon hearing Pollution,...


Fetus (vinyl LP)

Franco Battiato is often heralded as Italy's answer to Brian Eno. A quizzical composer/lyricist, Battiato turned pop music upside down in the early '70s with three classic LPs – Fetus,...


King Crimson: Live in Chicago (2CD)

Two CD set, taken from the band’s most recent US tour. Media-book presentation with 24 pages booklet featuring photography by Tony Levin & David Singleton. Sleeve Notes by Robert Fripp &...


Cuidado Madame (vinyl LP

Brand new 2017 release. Cuidado Madame is Arto Lindsay's first studio album since 2004. Eleven beautiful songs in all.


Cut Air (LP)

The deeper our listening into sound, the more elusive distinctions between sound/silence, note/distortion, phrase/section/repetition and rhythm/fibrillation, becomes. This shamanistic ‘coming into the world’ has produced diverse flute traditions for millennia and...

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Async (CD gatefold digipack)

Ryuichi Sakamoto on the making of his solo album. In making async, my first solo album in 8 years, I made the “sounds/music” that I wanted to hear. What kind of “sounds/music”...

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Squrl: EP#260 (vinyl EP w. download)

SQÜRL is: Jim Jarmusch, Carter Logan and Shane Stoneback. An enthusiastically marginal rock band from New York City who like big drums & distorted guitars, cassette recorders, loops, feedback, sad...

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In Transit (CD)

This is Purdy's sixth album, which continues his outbound trajectory of sonic discovery. With this album Purdy has utilized a live organic, intuitive approach, as he did with 2012's Illumination, but here...


Async (vinyl 2LP w. download)

Ryuichi Sakamoto on the making of his solo album. In making async, my first solo album in 8 years, I made the “sounds/music” that I wanted to hear. What kind...


A Walk with Love and Death (vinyl 2LP box set)

With A Walk With Love & Death, the trio of Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover and Steve McDonald showcase two distinct sides of the band’s music: Death, a proper Melvins’ release and Love, the...


Every Country's Sun (vinyl 2LP w. download)

Every Country's Sun takes two decades of Mogwai's signature, contrasting sounds – towering intensity, pastoral introspection, synth-rock minimalism, DNA-detonating volume – and distills it, beautifully, into 56 concise minutes of gracious...