Classical

The Deep Listening Band was an improvisational group founded in 1988 by Pauline Oliveros as a “collaborative exploration of sound and of social interaction between musicians and others.” […]

Less than a year after her passing, a new archival recording has emerged from the beloved Ethiopian nun, composer, and pianist Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou. Released by Mississippi Records […]

Another favorite of 2023, NY-based artists Salenta and Topu debut on Belgian label Futura Resistenza. The pair met serendipitously in the summer of 2019 at a mutual friend’s […]

B.J. Cole was the premier session steel guitarist for many English artists and groups during the late ’60s, ’70s, and beyond including Scott Walker, Marc Bolan, Björk and […]

Essential listening for any Ryuichi Sakamoto fan, Coda is the late Yellow Magic Orchestra member’s Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence soundtrack performed on solo piano. Somehow better than the […]

A prodigious cello player, Hajime Mizoguchi’s early studio work was not in classical music but the pioneering experimental, ambient, and techno pop music of artists like Seigén Ono, […]

From Scratch is an experimental percussion group led by New Zealand-based sound and intermedia artist Phil Dadson. Their most famous work Pacific 3,2,1,Zero is a protest against nuclear […]

The latest from Munich’s Squama Records is a debut from multi-instrumentalist Julian Klaas. Centered around an old Wurlitzer piano gifted from his sister, Klaas’ Impromptu is a quiet offering […]

Danish artists Cæcilie Trier (CTM), Jakob Littauer and Mads Kristian Frøslev come together as the TLF Trio to present their debut album, Sweet Harmony, a collection of chamber […]

Japanese multi-instrumentalist composer Toshifumi Hinata studied piano at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston before returning to Japan in the early ’80s to explore electronic instruments. […]

Arvo Pärt - Tabula Rasa

Under the right circumstances – pure focus, full volume and in the proper headspace – Tabula Rasa is among the deepest, most profound recordings you’ll ever experience. Released […]

A favorite of our good friend Justin Gage of Aquarium Drunkard, Cycles is the second solo album by cellist David Darling on Manfred Eicher’s seminal ECM Records. With […]

Ethereal electronic minimalism from the great Italian architect / music installation & soundtrack master Piero Milesi. The Nuclear Observatory Of Mr. Nanof is a collection of soundtrack compositions […]

An absolute gem of a record revived by Portland’s Musique Plastique, Daedalus is the score to a deeply moving avant-garde production of the Greek myth that toured the […]

A massively underrated release from the unsung American post-experimental composer Daniel Lentz, On the Leopard Altar shines bright with voices, digital keyboards, and tuned wineglasses. While Lentz’s music […]

Melancholic keyboard works by Belgian composer Dominique Lawalrée on his Editions Walrus “non-commercial music” label. The compositions feature a range of keyboard sounds using Bösendorfer piano, Hohner and […]

Terry Riley’s triumphant return to CBS over a decade after 1969’s A Rainbow In Curved Air, Shri Camel is a meditative masterwork blending the feeling of eastern music […]

Featured on NPR Classical 50, a weekly series from NPR recommending “50 essential recordings for everyone from first-timers to fanatics,” Paul Jacobs’ performance of Preludes For Piano sounds […]

The full explanation of how this seminal interactive record was made is printed on the original LP cover, but to shorten it: Behrman paired live instruments and players […]

The lone solo LP from guitarist / electro-acoustic composer, producer, and mastering engineer Scott Fraser, Architecture contains an endearing mix of chamber music, bird sounds, santur, experimental electronics, […]

Moondog 2 is the sixth album by the avant-garde composer Louis Thomas Hardin, AKA the Viking of Sixth avenue, or simply known as – Moondog. Largely self-taught by […]

A daytime favorite at the In Sheep’s Clothing listening bar, violinist Giusto Pio’s Motore Immobile is a sonic masterpiece from the late 70’s Italian avant-garde scene made in […]

Originally released in Japan on JVC’s excellent Music Interior series but also later in Germany on Klaus Schulze’s Innovative Communication, Seigén Ono’s debut album is a minimal masterpiece […]

‘Missa’ is the third release by experimental American composer Daniel Lentz, a true unsung genius of the 80s modern classical age. According to the album’s performance notes, the […]

Germany’s Sacred Summits recently reissued this long-lost album of Erik Satie synthesizer interpretations by the legendary minimal composer Morgan Fisher. Fisher, whose career spans over fifty years, started […]

Compiled by Melody As Truth’s Jonny Nash, Melodies In The Sand is a collection of modern classical works that mix European folk traditions with Cocteau Twins dream pop […]

Years before releasing her seminal solo work Through the Looking Glass, Japanese percussionist Midori Takada led an ensemble of percussionists exploring African drum traditions, environmental music, and minimalism. […]

Established experimental film-maker David Hykes’ interest in traditional and sacred music, specifically western Mongolian khöömi performed in Tantric Tibetan Buddhism, would lead him to form The Harmonic Choir […]

Nils Frahm has accomplished much in his illustrious career. A minimalist composer known for his sparse piano playing and electronic sound effects, Frahm has carved out a niche […]

A daytime favorite at the In Sheep’s Clothing hi-fi bar, First Meeting is the first archival release of Belgian composer Dominique Lawalrée’s exquisite minimalist piano works. Compiled from […]

By 1970, composer Harold Budd’s work had become increasingly minimalist and after releasing a long-form solo gong piece, Budd decided to minimalize even further and stopped composing completely. […]

This surreal and transcendental work by the American avant-garde giant was the first iteration of what would be Robert Ashley’s televised 1983 opera Private Lives. A theatrical work […]

Trance inducing, strictly pipe organ compositions from Stockholm-via-Denver based composer and Royal College of Music alumnus Kali Malone. Clocking in at just under 70 minutes and presented across […]

From the expert curation of Numero Group comes an extensive anthology of rare cassette releases, deep cuts and previously unreleased gems by prolific electronic music pioneer Joanna Brouk. […]

Released in 2017 and built to stand the test of time, Async was Japanese master musician and composer Ryuichi Sakamoto’s first solo album in eight years, following his […]

Zummo With an X is the debut album of Peter Zummo, a multi-instrumentalist and frequent collaborator/friend of the great Arthur Russell. Zummo’s playing can be heard on some […]

American composer and multi-instrumentalist Alvin Curran’s fantastic debut Canti E Vedute Del giardino Magnetico, which translates to Songs and Views from the Magnetic Garden, consists of two sidelong […]

Linda Cohen was a mostly self taught musician from Philadelphia who along with being a fixture in the local avant-garde music scene, worked diligently as a classical guitar […]

Steve Reich’s organic minimalist tour de force is a ground breaking record that would become an influence for much of the electronic records we hear today. Reich creates […]

A daytime favorite at ISC, John Carroll Kirby’s solo piano album Tuscany on NYC label Patience is music inspired by a time and a place. The Los Angeles-based […]

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