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Steve Reich - Berkeley University Museum - November 7, 1970 Transparent Vinyl Edition
Steve Reich
Berkeley University Museum - November 7, 1970 Transparent Vinyl Edition
LP | EU | Reissue (Modern Silence)
19,99 €*
Release:EU – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
A live performance of four early works by Steve Reich: “Four Organs”, “My Name Is”, “Piano Phase” and “Phase Patterns.” This performance marked an important moment in San Francisco bay area new music history with the triumphant return to the east bay by Reich, who studied at Mills College with Luciano Berio, and who performed the 1964 world premiere of Terry Riley’s seminal work, “In C”, at the San Francisco Tape Music Center. The resonant acoustics of the University of California at Berkeley Museum’s concrete interior were especially appropriate for “Four Organs”, with its long additive sustained chords over a maraca pulse. Repressed in a limited edition of 500 copies on transparent vinyl.
Albert Ayler Quartet - The Hilversum Session
Albert Ayler Quartet
The Hilversum Session
LP | 1980 | EU | Reissue (Modern Silence)
19,99 €*
Release:1980 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Recorded in the Dutch city of Hilversum, this album presents Albert Ayler in all his blowzy, testifying glory, fronting a quartet that includes trumpeter Don Cherry, bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Sunny Murray. The repertoire includes five Ayler originals, notably his signature tunes “Angels,” “Ghosts” and “Spirits.” It’s easy to forget how starkly original Ayler was, given the untold number of contemporary free saxophonists who’ve built entire concepts around his sax style. This album is a welcome reminder. Imitators adopt surface characteristics of Ayler’s music—manifested mostly in the use of certain “extended” techniques—but very few capture the subtlety of which he was capable: the contrasts of dynamics, articulation, vibrato, register and phrasing; the sense of drama as a solo unfolds. Obviously, he’s in collegial company here. However misused his example has been by lesser musicians, this music retains an everlasting power (jazztimes)
Jef Gilson, J.L. Ponty & J.L. Chautemps - Oeil Vision
Jef Gilson, J.L. Ponty & J.L. Chautemps
Oeil Vision
LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Modern Silence)
19,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
One the best album by legendary french pianist Jef Gilson, recorded in 1963 & 1964 with Jean-Luc Ponty on violin, Daniel Humair on drums, Jean-Louis Chautemps & Pierre Caron on tenor sax, Guy Pedersen & Henri Texier on bass A Superb line up for this beautiful album including 2 splendid versions of “Chant-Inca” (an hidden cover of Pharoah Sanders “Creator has a Masterplan”). Essential French spiritual/avant jazz. Gilson was the brilliant mind behind a number of incredible, yet over-looked recordings during the late sixties and early seventies. His music spanned from big band and large led ensemble work to his later explorations with African influenced spiritual jazz. Limited edition of 500 numbered copies.
Archie Shepp / Lars Gullin Quintet - The House I Live In
Archie Shepp / Lars Gullin Quintet
The House I Live In
LP | 1980 | EU | Reissue (Modern Silence)
19,99 €*
Release:1980 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
An incredible live album featuring saxophonists Archie Shepp and Lars Gullin recorded at the Jazzhus Montmartre in Copenhagen, Denmark on November 21, 1963.

“This is a fascinating release. Tenor-saxophonist Archie Shepp would not burst upon the U.S. avant-garde scene until 1964-65 but here he is featured at a Danish concert with the great coolbop baritonist Lars Gullin and a top-notch straightahead rhythm section (pianist Tete Montoliu, bassist Niels Pedersen and drummer Alex Riel). The quintet stretches out on four lengthy standards (including “Sweet Georgia Brown” and a 19-minute rendition of “You Stepped out of a Dream”) and it is particularly interesting to hear the reactions of the other musicians to Shepp’s rather free flights; at a couple of points Gullin tries to copy him. An important historical release”
New York Contemporary Five - Consequences
New York Contemporary Five
Consequences
LP | 1966 | EU | Reissue (Modern Silence)
19,99 €*
Release:1966 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The New York Contemporary Five barely lasted a year all told, but they recorded five albums that shaped the jazz to come. They were a supergroup after the fact – the stellar frontline of Don Cherry, Archie Shepp, and John Tchicai all being relative newcomers at the time. Cherry had recently left Ornette Coleman and was only starting to stretch into world music. Shepp was fresh off a stint with Cecil Taylor and had just found his voice as a composer and performer. And Tchicai was virtually unknown, period.

Their scorching music – aided by the supple and hard-hitting rhythm section of Don Moore and J. C. Moses – is a thrilling mix of adventurous soloing and post-bop structures, memorable heads and go-for-broke improv. Shepp and Tchicai offered two different ways forward for sax players. Shepp privileged texture, density, and fragmentation. A pointillist take on Ben Webster or Coleman Hawkins, perhaps. Tchicai was a master of melodic invention, teasing out hard and bright phrases that seem unpredictably off-kilter.

What’s still remarkable about these tunes is their sense of internal tension. They’re wound tighter than a magnet coil – without sacrificing any spontaneity. There’s little that’s strictly free about this jazz, but it’s full of reckless and unexpected drama all the same. “Consequences” is the record’s barnburner, built on fiery performances and climaxing with a Don Cherry solo that sounds like the aural equivalent of a fifty foot skid mark. Their version of Bill Dixon’s “Trio” is contemplative by comparison, offering a loping groove, overlapping textures, and a series of wonderfully sustained solos that show off the stylistic strengths of each player.
Allen Ginsberg - Howl And Other Poems
Allen Ginsberg
Howl And Other Poems
LP | 1959 | EU | Reissue (Modern Silence)
19,99 €*
Release:1959 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Film / TV
This is arguably the best-known recording to feature any beat-era poet originally issued in 1959. Although “Howl” is the centerpiece, the peripheral works, especially the mantra-like “Footnote to Howl”, are given empowering presentations that magnify the greatness that’s inextricably inherent in both art and artist. Indeed, the genesis of Allen Ginsberg’s brilliance as both poet and performer has rarely been equalled. The modern listener remains entranced by his vaudevillian sense of provocation as it couples with an unspoken, yet palpable obsession of a postmodern amphetamine-fuelled Shakespeare.
V.A. - Sounds Of New Music
V.A.
Sounds Of New Music
LP | 1957 | EU | Reissue (Modern Silence)
19,99 €*
Release:1957 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Klassik
“(...)The compositions of this record represent attempts at new means of musical expression. Some utilize conventional musical instruments and sounds in startlingly new ways, giving an impression of an actual “new” sound being created; some use instruments new to music (electrical, mechanical and natural) adding to the composers’ palette of timbres and tonalities. (...)This record is meant as a tool for those using new sounds and techniques in composing. There are basic sounds (some of which are hard to come by) and basic sound patterns, together with examples of how these sounds and patterns may be utilized (...)”

Sounds of New Music is a legendary collection of 18 compositions from the 1920s to the mid-1950s representing attempts at a “new means of musical expression.” Composers include Edgard Varèse, Henry Cowell, and John Cage, whose “Dance” is played on a transformed Steinway piano that gives the music an almost primitive quality.
Edgard Varese - Music Of Edgar Varese Volume 2
Edgard Varese
Music Of Edgar Varese Volume 2
LP | 2017 | EU | Reissue (Modern Silence)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Klassik
The second of two volumes! Edgard Varèse belongs to the generation of Bela Bartok, Igor Stravinsky and Anton Webern. Each of these composers produced music of extreme individuality, unlike what their contemporaries were up to, and marking a radical break with the music of the previous century.
V.A. - Piano Music Of The Near East
V.A.
Piano Music Of The Near East
LP | 1963 | EU | Reissue (Modern Silence)
17,99 €* 19,99 € -10%
Release:1963 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Klassik
This stunning 20th-century piano music was inspired by national traditions but uses the language and form of Western music. It compiles music by AMIRAM RIGAI, MANOLIS KALOMIRI, PAUL BEN-HAIM, ILHAN MIMAROGLU, ANDRE AMINE HOSSEIN and ANIS FULEIHAN.

"In the countries of the Near East, as in any other country where occidental culture is adoptive, musical composition modeled after its occidental counterpart came into being out of an intellectual necessity: that of nding a substitute for a traditional music which, under the dictate of its very essence, resisted evolution and was consequently in decay.It was logical, as far as both the ideals and the basic methods of this process of substitution were concerned, that the fashioning be done after the examples of the national schools of the late nineteenth-century Europe. The rst stream of the westernized near eastern music was therefore romantic (or post-romantic, or impressionist) in its overall gesture. Regardless of the composition date of each individual opus, all of the works recorded here fall into this category: music inspired by national traditions (musical, or other), displaying at least that intangible called “national character” whenever a national element is not evident, but employing a language and a medium belonging to western music (...)" (original liner notes)
John Cage, David Tudor & Christian Wolff - San Francisco Museum Of Art, January 16th, 1965
John Cage, David Tudor & Christian Wolff
San Francisco Museum Of Art, January 16th, 1965
LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Modern Silence)
27,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance, Klassik
Recorded live by KPFA Radio in the halls of the sculpture court of the San Francisco Museum of Art on January 16, 1965, the day of 39th birthday of fellow pianist and longtime associate David Tudor, this historic concert with John Cage opens with a duet for Cymbal with contact microphones agitated by a wide gamut of objects and concludes with Variations IV in which loudspeakers outside the performance space interacted with speakers next to the audience. First release on vinyl for a very important piece in the history of minimalist music.
Pierre Schaeffer, Karl-Heinz Stockhausen, Pierre Boulez, Ernst Krenek, Francois Bayle, Luc Ferrari, Ivo Malec, Bernard Parmegiani - Musique Concrete
Pierre Schaeffer, Karl-Heinz Stockhausen, Pierre Boulez, Ernst Krenek, Francois Bayle, Luc Ferrari, Ivo Malec, Bernard Parmegiani
Musique Concrete
LP | 1969 | EU | Reissue (Modern Silence)
19,99 €*
Release:1969 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance, Klassik
Le Groupe de Recherches Musicales (The Group of Musical Research) of the O.R.T.F. (Office of the French Radio-Television) is known in the world principally as the promoter of an original technique of realization as well as reflection : Musique concrète. For more than fifteen years, the Groupe de Recherches Musicales has thus founded its experience, its methods of research and particular techniques upon a confrontation between the musical act, reflection upon its elements, experimentation on sound sources, and the electroacoustical means. Grouped around Pierre Schaeffer and Francois Bayle, composers and researchers try to give new direction to musical activity through the conjugated action of a program of Fundamental Research on the languages of music (concrete, electronic, but also instrumental and oriental) and a program of Expression, resulting in original compositions as well as essays for the ballet, theater, cinema, or television (...) In this LP you can find some great examples of the incredible production of many of the most celebrated composers of the ‘movement’: Boulez, Stockhausen, Parmegiani among others.
V.A. - Musical Offering
V.A.
Musical Offering
LP | 1990 | EU | Reissue (Modern Silence)
19,99 €*
Release:1990 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance, Klassik
Alfred Schnittke, Edison Denisov, Sofia Gubaidulina, Oleg Buloshkin, Eduard Artemiev. “(...)Please, try to imagine a score sounding by itself without a conductor, orchestra even without musical instuments. This magic is possible by using musical synthesizer “ANS”. “ANS” is an instrument with which a composer can not only create but even draw his music without notes and orchestra. A Soviet scientist Evgeni Murzin spent about 20 years to create this apparatus which can join together three processes: music creation, recording and performing. All these processes are rather complicated. You can see twinkling of different lamps, rotation of gured discs made of glass. Notes are cut on a glass disc covered with a special layer. The drawings on the glass are “sounding notes”. To listen to the drawn picture you should press the button and a wonderful transformation will begin. E. Murzin dedicated his apparatus to A. N. Scriabin, that’s why he called it ANS. A. N. Scriabin the creator of the “Poem of Ecstasy” used in his works a highly chromatic new type of harmonic style designed to express his beliefs, views and wishes. Soviet music lovers know already some recordings made on “ANS” for films “Into Space”, “Solaris”, “Mirror”, “Siberiade” and some others. Works of well known Soviet composers E. Artemiev, O. Buloshkin, E. Denisov, S. Gubaidulina, A. Schnittke featured on this LP were recorded at the Electronic Music Studio (...) From original Liner notes
Eduard Artemyev, Yuri Bogdanov, Vladimir Martynov - Metamorphoses
Eduard Artemyev, Yuri Bogdanov, Vladimir Martynov
Metamorphoses
LP | 1980 | EU | Reissue (Modern Silence)
17,99 €*
Release:1980 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance, Klassik
Russian LP of electronic interpretations of ‘classical’ pieces by Claude Debussy and Monteverdi among others . Yuri Bogdanov features on every track, on some tracks together with Edward Artemiev, composer for Andrei Tarkovsky and others. Other tracks feature Vladimir Martynov.

“The record is made on the basis of a kaleidoscope: it interspersed with pieces of various styles, genres and eras. For example, these pieces the authors wanted to show a variety of ways to use a synthesizer, starting with the direct simulation of now or once existing instruments, to the establishment of new not yet known sound systems. Thus, the record is like a small musical walk through time, we realized with SYNTHY100 synthesizer (...)” from original liner notes
Edgard Varese - Music of Edgar Varèse Volume 1
Edgard Varese
Music of Edgar Varèse Volume 1
LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Modern Silence)
20,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Klassik
Edgard Varèse belongs to the generation of Bela Bartok, Igor Stravinsky, and Anton Webern. Each of these composers produced a music of extreme individuality, like nothing of his contemporaries, and a radical break with that of the previous century. They may be said to have carried music to the limits of atomization, where one or another of its different elements seem to predominate.
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