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08.31.13 Electroacoustic Music

Electroacoustic Music

Electroacoustic, tape music, musique concrete, turntable music, sound collage, soundscapes and sound art, styles which have been largely unacknowledged on this website.
1Luc Ferrari
Presque rien

A classic of musique concrete field recordings: available on the highly recommended box set L'oeuvre electronique.
2Henri Pousseur
Paysages planétaires

Musique concrete of sounds recorded from various regions across the world. It is like going to Epcot. Lionel Marchetti does this but on a smaller scale.
3Jocelyn Robert
Canned Gods
4Jean Routhier
5 Pierre Schaeffer
L'oeuvre musicale

Pioneer of musique concrete.
6Kent Tankred
Ordinary Things
7 Lionel Marchetti
Knud un nom de serpent (Le cercle des entrailles)
8Herbert Distel
La Stazione

Musique concrete collage of recordings at train stations. Highly recommended.
9Jed Speare
Sound Works 1982-1987

Highly recommended; Jed Speare creates dark, droning, poignant environments of sound that become more beautiful the more you revisit it.
10Eugeniusz Rudnik
Studio Eksperymentalne Polskiego Radia
11Robert Ashley
String Quartet Describing the Motions of Large...
12Christophe Charles
Undirected 1986-1996
13Ludovic Lignon
14Paul Dolden
The Threshold of Deafening Silence
15Samuel Sighicelli
Marée noire
16Arsene Souffriau
Experiences Bimes

Highly recommended electronic tape pieces.
17Boguslaw Schaeffer

Modern classical, tape music, elements of free improvisation, electronic, electroacoustic, etc.
18Chion / Marchetti / Noetinger
Les 120 jours
19Alexandre Yterce
20Christian Zanesi
Le paradoxe de la femme poisson
Plays PRES
22 Martin Tetreault
La nuit où j'ai dit non

Turntable improvisation: an electroacoustic wasteland unlike anything on our planet. Highly recommended.
23Jacques Brodier
Filtre de realite

OK, I lied about La nuit ou j'ai dit non being unlike anything, maybe this album is similar (but less concrete and more electronic/drone).
24Dick Raaijmakers
The Complete Tape Music of Dick Raaijmakers
25Jan Boerman
The Complete Tape Music of Jan Boerman
26Curtis Roads
Point Line Cloud
27Helena Gough
Knot Invariants
The Gland Canyon

Unique psychedelic sound environment of field recordings, instruments and objects, electronic manipulation.
29Philip Jeck
Vinyl Coda I-III

Turntable music
30Roland Kayn

31Graham Lambkin
Salmon Run
32Jason Lescalleet
Songs About Nothing
33Bohdan Mazurek
Sentinel Hypothesis
34Rune Lindblad
Death of the Moon
35Gen Ken Montgomery
36Francisco Meirino
A While and Awhile
37DJ Lenar

DJ Lenar remixes Polish Radio Experimental Studio music into mesmerizing new patterns.
38Baudouin Oosterlynck

There are some electroacoustic tape pieces, but the bulk of this album uses voice, prepared piano, clanging objects,... Unique modern classical with the repetition of minimalism (post-minimalism?).
39Ischio Romantico
From the Hip

Turntable music meets Japanoise.
41Annette Krebs and Taku Unami

Unclassifiable ("post-EAI"?) Truly a new enigmatic language of sound art.
42Cool Quartet
Dancing in Tomelilla

Recordings of a vocal jazz concert...of the experience of a concert, and walking in and out of the room, backstage, etc.
43Michael Pisaro and Toshiya Tsunoda
44Seth Nehil and Olivia Block
Sunder, Unite
45Arsenije Jovanovic
Galiola: Works for Radio, 1967-2000

The first half of the album is magnificent sound art more comparable to theater or cinema than music. Only the second half of the album is electroacoustic/musique concrete (for more of this style, see Arsenije Jovanovic's self-titled album).
46Akio Suzuki
K7 Box
47Per Svensson
El / Element 1

A dark chasm of environmental sound.
48Various Artists
Improvised Music From Japan

Giant box set of all sorts of experimental music, including some of the earliest released EAI and onkyo.
49Mathew Adkins
50Lionel Marchetti and Jerome Noetinger
Paris - Genève
Accident de Chasse

Musique concrete with a tinge of dark ambient and industrial.
52Michele Bokanowski
Pour un pianiste
53Esther Venrooy and Heleen Van Haegenborgh
Mock Interiors
54Henning Christiansen
55Nikos Veliotis and Klaus Filip

56Martin Tetreault and Xavier Charles

Turntable music
57Arthur Cantrill
Chromatic Mysteries: Soundtracks 1963-2009
58Christof Migone
59Miki Yui
Small Sounds
60Michael Pisaro
Hearing Metal 1
61Matt Rogalsky
Memory Like Water
62Taku Unami and Takahiro Kawaguchi
Teatro Assente

Unclassifiable "post-EAI"; the theme is of an empty theater, although there are footsteps, moving objects, and other suspenseful oddities...
63Mauricio Kagel
Playback Play
64Graham Lambkin and Jason Lescalleet
The Breadwinner

Simple yet expansive soundscapes of interior (home) environment. I also recommend their album Air Supply.
65Christian Marclay
Records (1981-1989)

Turntable music
66Bonnie Jones
67Sunshine Has Blown
Sunshine Has Blown

Highly recommended. Very little information: is it improvised or actually composed? Live performances of five players exploring a new and beautiful territory of dreamlike sound somewhere between sound art, free improv, electroacoustic, free folk and psychedelic rock.
68James Rushford and Joe Talia
69Sylvia Hallett
White Fog
70Jean-Claude Eloy

Lux Payllettes

Cinematic turntable music.
Electric Chair + Table

EAI. This one, and Lifting Concrete Lightly.
73Harth / Irmler / Muller
Taste Tribes
74Phil Durrant, Thomas Lehn and Radu Malfatti
75Max Eastley
Installation Recordings (1973-2008)
76Iannis Xenakis

Pioneer of many modern composition styles; this is his electronic masterpiece, an hour-long wall of noise.
77Gordon Ashworth
Public Loops Volume One
Attimo in un Wormhole
79Olivia Block
Heave To
80Ignaz Schick and Martin Tetreault

This is turntable improvisation done without any vinyl records. You will hear the needles scratching all sorts of objects. Truly remarkable.
81Frederic Blondy and DJ Lenar
Play Mauricio Kagel: Ludwig van
82John W. Fail
The 15,000 Day Boat Trip

Playful improvisation with both electronic and acoustic instruments.
83Patrick Kosk
84Steve Roden
Vester Fields
85Philip Samartzis
Unheard Spaces
86Philip Samartzis and Rasmus B. Lunding
Touch Parking
87Yannis Kyriakides

Serialist electroacoustic string quartets ("anti-chamber music").
88Jaap Blonk and Cor Fuhler
Pre-Zoic Cellways

EAI with vocals.
89Pauline Oliveros
Reverberations: Tape & Electronic Music 1961-1970
90Nicolas Bernier and Jacques Poulin-Denis
Sur fond blanc
91Jin Sangtae
Extensity of Hard Disk Drive

Thrilling EAI: rhythmic pounding noises of what sounds like Sangtae breaking a hard drive.
92Micheline Coulombe Saint-Marcoux
93Michel Chion
94Greg Kelley and Jason Lescalleet
Forlorn Green
95Christian Calon and Chantal Dumas
Radio Roadmovies
96Tod Dockstader
Eight Electronic Pieces
97 Lionel Marchetti and Seijiro Murayama
Hatali Atsalei (L'échange des yeux)
98Alvin Curran and Cenk Ergun
The Art of the Fluke
99Dieb13, Pure and Siewert
Just in Case You Are Bored. So Are We.
100Anne Guthrie
Perhaps a Favorable Organic Moment
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