Archive for the Experimental Category
The first experiment into ambient music from eno, envisioned from his sick bed and involving small sections of pachelbel’s ‘canon in d major’ overlayed with others to create new variations. conducted and co-arranged with gavin bryars.
Unlike most of brian eno’s conceptually unified ambient projects, ‘ambient 4: on land’ is something of a patchwork. recorded in six studios between 1978 and 1982, the eight pieces – ranging between three to nine minutes in length – are a curious mixture of solo works for treated instruments and […]
Considered by many to be the ultimate ambient album, ‘music for airports’ is so delicate, lovely, and aesthetically moving, that it has been known to give rise to sensations of flying, being enfolded in warm blankets, or watching a vision take place in the heavens. if this sounds like an […]
Composer, multi-instrumentalist and mixed-media artist, Takehisa Kosugi has stood on the forefront of the Japanese avant-garde for over six decades. In the 1960s, he was part of Japan’s first improvisational music collective, Group Ongaku, and contributed to Fluxus in New York. In 1969, he founded the influential, experimental ensemble The […]
Beside Herself collects the dream music of Michele Mercure’s self-produced and distributed albums, offered in scarce analog editions between 1983 and 1990. Traversing the DIY cassette trading scene and sensory bending soundtracks for experimental theatre and television, Mercure’s night-lit, minimal synthesizer music expresses an ambitious vision and (simulated) voice swelling […]
By the time Twin Peaks’ second season had aired and Fire Walk With Mehad just began principle production, Thought Gang had been born. The esoteric jazz side-project of David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti evolved from the seeds of Twin Peaks’ trademark slow cool jazz and blossomed into more experimental pastures: horizonless vistas of acid-soaked free-jazz, […]
Nonesuch Records’ 1989 recording of Steve Reich’s Different Trains, the Grammy Award winner for Best Contemporary Composition that year, and Electric Counterpoint has returned on vinyl for the first time in more than twenty-five years. The album features the first recordings of the two pieces, performed by Kronos Quartet and Pat Metheny, respectively. […]
Six Shooter Records presents a vinyl edition of readings from Polaris Music Prize winner and Member of the Order of Canada Tanya Tagaq’s debut novel, Split Tooth. From the internationally acclaimed Inuit throat singer who has dazzled and enthralled the world with music it had never heard before, Split Tooth is a fierce, tender and […]
Doing what Leyland Kirby, William Basinski, Philip Jeck or Stephan Mathieu did to old shellac 78s, vinyl ephemera and tape, Koray Kantarcıoğlu turns ’60s and ‘70s Turkish records into spellbinding webs of crackle and ghostly harmonic structure, offering acres for the nocturnal imagination to roam. If you like any of […]
180 gram vinyl; Includes printed inner sleeve with lyrics; Includes download code. Repressed; 1999 release. A Perfect Pain is a manifestation of the incredible power created by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (Psychic TV/Throbbing Gristle) — the founding father of the industrial world, and Merzbow — the undisputed king of Japanese noise. Recorded exclusively for Cold Spring, A Perfect […]
On Throne, Heather Leigh takes her place as queen of pedal steel with a suite of heart-rending ballads cauterized with burning riffs. After the rawness of its precursor I Abused Animal (SOMA 023LP, 2015), Throne is a record of late night Americana and heavy femininity; intimate love songs smoked in sensuality. The songs on Throne are woozy, gorgeous and […]
For Mary Jane Leach’s Flute Songs, Modern Love is honored to bring together four pieces composed for flute and voice, spanning a period of over 30 years and triggered by a fascination with sound and performance. As Leach explains, “In the late 1970s I was practicing playing and singing with tapes that […]
Blue Chemise documents the hermetic sound world of Australia’s Mark Gomes. Daughters Of Time follows 2017’s brilliant full-length Influence On Dusk, released in micro-edition on Gomes’s own Greedy Ventilator imprint. It is an elegiac set of vignettes recorded straight to dictaphone with minimal post-production. These pieces function in a manner akin to Loren Connor’s evocative “airs”, […]
Eighteen months on from his last new release, Vancouver-based singer / composer Ian William Craig returns with an album-length release that collects together eleven new tracks. Entitled ‘Thresholder’, the record sees Craig return towards the smudged and scoured beauty of his 2016 opus, ‘Centres’, a record which was universally acclaimed, […]
Dirter presents the first appearance on vinyl since 1990 of Whitehouse’s Steve Albini-produced classic Thank Your Lucky Stars LP, this time around as a luxuriously expanded double LP set. The original LP was recorded in September 1988 at Albini’s Chicago studio and then issued on Susan Lawly as a 4 […]
Repressed 5-song mini-album originally released in 1986 sprung from the French 80’s avant-garde. Experimental jazz and Brazilian percussion are two of the most obvious sounds among many on this album. MATTA previously worked with LAURIE ANDERSON, BRION GYSIN, & DON CHERRY.
Originally released in 1984, the post-industrial coldwave overtures of these dark ambient pioneers is on full display with their 13 song debut album
PRE RELEASE. THIS TITLE IS NOT AVAILABLE YET. CHRIS SPHEERIS & PAUL VOUDOURIS created this soothing album in 1982 consisting of 3 extended songs (with the title track clocking in at over 20 minutes) designed as healing music for patients engaged in biofeedback therapy for nervous disorders.
During the transitional period in which Coil’s primary leadership (Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson and John Balance) reorganized their creative direction by taking on new membership in the group through their inclusion of Drew McDowall, Coil took a drastic turn towards the metaphysical unknown. Employing the subtle handiwork of Coil’s “real life” […]
Originally released as a limited run cassette on Low Jacks Editons Gravats label in 2017, we now get an official vinyl pressing via L.I.E.S. Krikor Kouchian serves this killer soundtrack to the documentary Arabie Saoudite: Les Liaisons Dangerousness Where the French TV program focuses on the Saudi royal familys support […]
The music on this LP was sourced from recordings made for two SK live performances in 2017. Reproduced here in the same manner they were originally performed. Everything by Suzanne Kraft.
Hailing from Sao Paulo, Brasil now currently residing in the outskirts of Europe, Fernando may be better known for his more floor oriented releases as Innsyter or Seixlack. Fans of PPU take note! Crazy one. Includes Download Code.
Mute are delighted to announce the reissue of Mission Of Dead Souls, the 1981 live album from Throbbing Gristle. Mission Of Dead Souls documents Throbbing Gristle’s last live performance in San Francisco in 1981. It’s a given that Throbbing Gristle’s studio work was noisy and abstract, but more was left […]
Mute are delighted to announce the reissue of Journey Through A Body, the 1982 album from Throbbing Gristle. The final studio recording from Throbbing Gristle’s initial existence, Journey Through A Body was recorded in Rome over a week in March 1981 at the invitation of RAI radio studio, and released […]