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Greg Fox - The Gradual Progression (2017)

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Greg Fox - The Gradual Progression (2017)

Greg Fox - The Gradual Progression (2017)
experimental, avant-garde, electronic, psychedelic | 37:37 min | MP3, 320 kbps | 8 MB
Label: RVNG International

The Gradual Progression is a transformative collection of new music by Greg Fox. The seven pieces of The Gradual Progression activate spiritual states through physical means. Fox's rigorous inner rhythms the mandalic vessel for unbound expression and arrangement. TGP signals both a reconciliation of disparate musical ventures and a new nirvanic stage in the artist's oeuvre.

Tony Conrad - Ten Years Alive On The Infinite Plain (2017)

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Tony Conrad - Ten Years Alive On The Infinite Plain (2017)

Tony Conrad - Ten Years Alive On The Infinite Plain (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:28:41 | 536 Mb
Avant-Garde, Minimal, Drone, Classical | Label: Superior Viaduct

Premiering to the world at large, Tony Conrad’s gobsmacking quintessential opus Ten Years Alive On The Infinite Plain is now available to hear for the first time, featuring Laurie Spiegel and Rhys Chatham and arriving via Superior Viaduct just over a year since the death of the iconoclastic avant-garde violinist and composer in 2016.

Mikhail Alperin & Arkady Shilkloper - Wave Of Sorrow (1990)

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Mikhail Alperin & Arkady Shilkloper - Wave Of Sorrow (1990)

Mikhail Alperin & Arkady Shilkloper - Wave Of Sorrow (1990)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 173 Mb (5% Rec.)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 119 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Jazz, Modern Creative, Avant-Garde Jazz | Label: ECM Records, #: 839 621-2 | 0:48:29

An evocative, lyrical recording, Wave of Sorrow documents the musical friendship of Moldovan pianist Mikhail Alperin (known as Misha) and Russian French horn player Arkady Shilkloper. The two draw heavily on Slavic folk influences, even as they mine the kind of airy, contemplative jazz harmonies associated with the ECM school. Shilkloper doubles on flugelhorn and jagdhorn (a curled hunting horn); Alperin takes up the melodica on the very sparse title track and sings wordlessly, even hams it up a bit, on the dervish-like "Unisons."

The Greatest Hoax - Expiration Compositions (2017)

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The Greatest Hoax - Expiration Compositions (2017)

The Greatest Hoax - Expiration Compositions (2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:40:28 | 178 Mb
Modern Classical, Electronic, Ambient, Avant-Garde | Label: Serein

Performing as The Greatest Hoax, Washington, D.C.-based composer Taylor Jordan debuts a new conceptual album of contemporary classical music. Produced by Rafael Anton Irisarri, Expiration Compositions, his sophomore album presents a brooding yet hopeful take on a soundtrack to a peaceful death.

Kronos Quartet - Early Music (Lachrymæ Antiquæ) (1997)

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Kronos Quartet - Early Music (Lachrymæ Antiquæ) (1997)

Kronos Quartet - Early Music (Lachrymæ Antiquæ) (1997)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:08:27 | 311 MB
Genre: Modern Classical, Avant-Garde | Label: Nonesuch | Catalog: 7559794572

What's interesting about the latest outing from this prolific chamber group is not so much that they've chosen to create string quartet adaptations of music from the late Middle Ages and early Renaissance – after all, these are folks who have commissioned arrangements of Jimi Hendrix and Bo Diddley, so we've learned not to be shocked – but rather that they've chosen to juxtapose the works of Machaut, Pérotin and Tye with pieces by John Cage, Moondog and Harry Partch, among other twentieth-century notables.

Schoenberg Quartet - Louis Andriessen: Garden of Eros (2009) (Repost)

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Schoenberg Quartet - Louis Andriessen: Garden of Eros (2009) (Repost)

Schoenberg Quartet - Louis Andriessen: Garden of Eros (2009)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:12:16 | 339 MB
Genre: Avant-Garde, Modern Classical, Minimalism | Label: Attacca | Catalog: CD 29121

This disc includes all the music for string quartet written by Louis Andriessen, recorded by the Schoenberg Quartet in the years before the group dissolved in 2009. Even in the early Quartet in two movements, written when Andriessen was 18, the composer's inventiveness and quirky sense of humor peek through. It's an affable piece, entirely professional and assured, with enough individuality to be recognizably the work of a composer who has something to say and the wherewithal to say it.

MusikFabrik - Vom Himmel Zur Holle: From Heaven To Hell (2010) (Repost)

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MusikFabrik - Vom Himmel Zur Holle: From Heaven To Hell (2010) (Repost)

MusikFabrik - Vom Himmel Zur Holle: From Heaven To Hell (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:24 | 284 MB
Genre: Avant-garde, Modern Classical | Label: Wergo | Catalog: 68532

Wergo's admirable series, Edition musikFabrik, consists of seven thematically arranged discs including works by 25 European (and one American) composers performed by the exciting Cologne-based ensemble musikFabrik. The third volume, Vom Himmel zur Hölle (From Heaven to Hell), has, for the most part, in spite of the seriousness of its title, a surprisingly whimsical and sometimes even goofy tone.

John Tilbury, Christian Wolff - Christian Wolff: Early Piano Music 1951-1961 (2002) (Repost)

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John Tilbury, Christian Wolff - Christian Wolff: Early Piano Music 1951-1961 (2002) (Repost)

John Tilbury, Christian Wolff - Christian Wolff: Early Piano Music 1951-1961 (2002)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:32:40 | 238 MB
Genre: Avant-garde, Modern Classical | Label: Matchless Recordings | Catalog: MRCD51

This outstanding two-CD survey of the piano music of Christian Wolff comes courtesy of the composer's longtime friend, pianist John Tilbury, with a little help from Matchless label boss (and fellow AMM mainstay) Eddie Prévost and the composer himself. Wolff's studies with John Cage began at the tender of age of 16, and "For Prepared Piano" (1951) is an affectionate nod toward the rhythmic procedures of his teacher, who sent his student off to the hotbed of avant-garde Europe that same year to meet Pierre Boulez.

Moritz Eggert - I Belong This Road I Know (2004) (Repost)

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Moritz Eggert - I Belong This Road I Know (2004) (Repost)

Moritz Eggert - I Belong This Road I Know (2004)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 68:23 | 349 MB
Genre: Avant-garde, Modern Classical | Label: Between the Lines | Catalog: BTLCHR 71201

In an era where many feel that classical music may ultimately be at its scariest "standstill", Mr. Eggert commits himself to writing high quality art-music that not only satisfies some sort of asoteric aesthetic code with which we evaluate "classical music", but his music also exemplifies his personality.

Jessica Moss - Pools Of Light (2017) {Constellation}

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Jessica Moss - Pools Of Light (2017) {Constellation}

Jessica Moss - Pools Of Light (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Front cover only | 193 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 115 mb
Rock, Classical, Avantgarde | Label: Constellation - ST124

One of Constellation’s most pivotal contributors, Canadian violinist Jessica Moss, takes the solo spotlight to afford a stunning glimpse of her personal sonic weltanschauung in a rare, captivating away day from the GY!BE, Vic Chesnutt, Black Ox Orkestar, A Silver Mt. Zion and Carl Bozulich ensembles that she frequents.

Roger Reynolds - Voicespace (1982 Reissue) (1992) (Repost)

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Roger Reynolds - Voicespace (1982 Reissue) (1992) (Repost)

Roger Reynolds - Voicespace (1982 Reissue) (1992)
XLD | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 54:09 | 199 MB
Genre: Modern Classical, Avant-Garde | Label: Lovely Music | Catalog: LCD 1801

A reissue of the two-record set, featuring four pieces for computer electronics and voices that amplify to an extreme degree the components and expressive qualities of the voice. "Still," with a text from Samuel Coleridge's The Wanderings of Cain (1798), moves extremely slowly in a "vocal fry" across the aspirate clicks and wind of the performer; "A Merciful Coincidence," on a text from Samuel Beckett's Watt (1953), uses the aggressive-passive inflections of the frog performers croaking, which seems to have intent, if not syntactical "meaning".

Pierre Boulez conducts Schoenberg, Berio, Carter, Kurtag, Xenakis, Birtwistle, Grisey, Dufourt, Ferneyhough (1995) 5CD Box Set

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Pierre Boulez conducts Schoenberg, Berio, Carter, Kurtag, Xenakis, Birtwistle, Grisey, Dufourt, Ferneyhough (1995) 5CD Box Set

Pierre Boulez conducts Arnold Schoenberg, Luciano Berio, Elliott Carter, György Kurtág
Iannis Xenakis, Harrison Birtwistle, Gérard Grisey, Hugues Dufourt, Brian Ferneyhough
Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Orchestre National de France; Ensemble InterContemporain
New Swingle Singers, Heinz Holliger, Régis Pasquier, André Trouttet, Sophie Cherrier
Choeur John Alldis, Adrienne Csengery, Marta Fabian, Istvan Matuz

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.03 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 681 Mb | Scans ~ 78 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Erato | # 4509-98496-2 | Time: 04:57:24

Collecting five CDs for about the price of three, this set of Boulez recordings is without parallel among the conductor's new-music releases. Imagine getting Boulez's celebrated single CD of Luciano Berio's Sinfonia and Eindrücke and his equally impressive single CD of Arnold Schoenberg's Pelleas und Melisande and Variations for Orchestra, bundled with four pivotal Elliott Carter works, Sir Harrison Birtwistle's electrifying …AGM…, Gérard Grisey's Modulations, Iannis Xenakis's Jalons, Hugues Dufourt's Antiphysis, and Brian Ferneyhough's Funerailles, and you have an idea how far this set stretches.

The New Palais Royale Orchestra & Percussion Ensemble, Maurice Peress - George Antheil: Ballet Mecanique (1992) Reissue 2010

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The New Palais Royale Orchestra & Percussion Ensemble, Maurice Peress - George Antheil: Ballet Mecanique (1992) Reissue 2010

George Antheil - Ballet Mécanique (1992) Reissue 2010
A Jazz Symphony; Second Sonata for Violin, Piano and Drum; String Quartet No.1
A recreation of the Carnegie Hall concert from 1927
The New Palais Royale Orchestra & Percussion Ensemble; conducted by Maurice Peress
Rex Lawson, pianola; Ivan Davis, piano; Mendelssohn String Quartet
Randall Hodgkinson, piano; Charles Castleman, violin

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 298 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Early Avant-Garde | Label: Nimbus | # NI 2567 | Time: 01:00:54

George Antheil's avant-garde signature piece, the Ballet Méchanique, created riots in Paris at the Theatre Champs Elysees in June of 1926, and the following April in New York's Carnegie Hall. Even though it was the focus of one of the most written about events in 20th century American music history, it was not to be heard again for 62 years, until American conductor and musicologist Maurice Peress searched out the original score and restaged the 1927 concert in the very same Carnegie Hall on July 12, 1989. This world premiere recording now makes it possible to hear the original which contained Antheil's most advanced ideas; a futurist, machine-age, ragtime inspired music, of a complexity beyond human playing capabilities and a conception beyond most music composed in 1925.

Aki Takahashi - Iannis Xenakis: Works for Piano (1999) [Xenakis Edition, Vol. 4]

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Aki Takahashi - Iannis Xenakis: Works for Piano (1999) [Xenakis Edition, Vol. 4]

Aki Takahashi - Iannis Xenakis: Works for Piano (1999) [Xenakis Edition, Vol. 4]
with Jane Peters (violin), The Society for New Music, Charles Peltz (conductor)

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 259 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 150 Mb | Artwork included
Contemporary Classical, Avant-Garde | Label: Mode | # mode 80 | Time: 01:00:42

Known for drawing unusual sonorities from conventional instruments, Xenakis strangely left the piano's potential for novel sounds unexplored. In these works, Xenakis stays on the keyboard without so much as a plucked string or any use of gadgetry to alter the instrument's sound. Although that might make these pieces appear less radical, even "safe," Xenakis exploits every other option available.

James Tenney - Pika-Don - Maelstrom Percussion Ensemble Conducted By Jan Williams (2004) {Hat Hut Records hat[now] ART 151}

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James Tenney - Pika-Don - Maelstrom Percussion Ensemble Conducted By Jan Williams (2004) {Hat Hut Records hat[now] ART 151}

James Tenney - Pika-Don - Maelström Percussion Ensemble Conducted By Jan Williams (2004) {Hat Hut Records hat[now] ART 151}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 290 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 159 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 15 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1997, 2004 Hat Hut Records | hat[now] ART 151
Classical / Contemporary Classical / Percussion

Tenney has often characterized himself as a kind of “tone scientist”, that is, one working on an almost microscopic level with the primary materials of sound in order to expand our knowledge of its properties (what makes it what it is) and perceptual identity (how we respond to it). To do so, he has composed music that isolates the components of sound production into their most basic acoustic phenomena; music that explores and illuminates the subatomic pitch relationships within the harmonic series; music that combines these pitches into complexes motivated by systematic patterns or chance procedures.