Category Avant Garde
Aizuri Quartet performs abstract, new pieces written for them, all American composers, ranging from intense, to quiet. Play most! Advertisements
Staccato, abrupt changes, forceful banging, very abstract but accessible solo piano.
Soft, melodic indie sound. Great ambiance. Label: Counter Records Play: 2, 5, 8, 10, 13 FCC: Clean RIYL: Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes
Covering 20 yrs of recordings, these include a variety of genres: Jazz, New Age, world, avant and classical. Play most!
HIghly electronic, abstract works for guitar, some voice, strings. Interesting!
Raucous works for an interesting mix of instruments, most long. Sample.
Somewhat atonal, abstract and electronic works for varied instruments and effects. Interesting! Play!
Concertos ranging from lyrical, percussive and zany. Play!
Avant-garde/folk with 1800’s era instruments (guitar, banjo, baroque flutes, clarinet)–wild!
Classical guitarist Jakob Bangso here performs pieces manipulated with electronics, a mix of lyrical and avant-garde. \
A single reed instrument from Romania and Hungary, the tarogato here is combined with electronic manipulation. Play most!
Clarinet and electronics, mostly ambient although trk 7 has voice and percussive rhythm.
Ambient works for strings, piano and electronics. Nice!
Beautiful improvisations for oud and pipa, a combination of elements from Syria and China. Play!
Most of these works were composed between 1940 and 1960 (one co-composed with John Cage!). “Varied Trio” (1987) reflects his interest in Balinese music. Play!
Lovely minimalist pieces for vibraphone or piano. Play all!
Improvisational duos for percussion/vibraphone and horn or accordion. A mix of lyricism and wildness!
Further explorations and improvisations for percussion and 30 string contra-alto guitar. Play!
Songs for an hommage to Plath’s work and living places, with instruments, electronics and tape.
An ongoing collaboration between Darren Cunningham and LCO has blossomed into a full 10 track album that mixes classic Actress with contemporary classical music. It’s upbeat, stringy, repetitive, and blurry– a waning hybrid between techno and acoustic melodies that will excite some and annoy others. Release Date: 5/25/2018 Play: 4, 6, 7, 9 RIYL: Daniel […]
Debut album on the mighty Ninja Tune label from seasoned British dance producer Leon Vynehall is fluid indeed, and nothing short of epic. Inspired by his Grandparents emigration from England to New York City, Vynehall created a concept record blending classical and ambient music that is a far cry from his previous, more club-oriented releases. […]
Heavy on strings used with droning and repetition, rising and with voices and other instruments. Trks 3 + 4 mimic Asian instruments. Sample.
Highly varying works with jazz, funk, rock, classical for a nice mix of instruments: marimba, guitar, strings and sax. Play!
Quiet, ambient guitar with cello and percussion, jazz based with classical elements. Nice!
The debut album from Danish musician Rasmus Juncker lands somewhere between modern classical and noisey electronica. “I used multiple microphones on the same sound sources and manipulated them into completely new sounds,” Juncker noted. The resulting 6 track album is composed entirely from first take compositions that were later arranged and layered by Juncker. Music […]