Put avant-garde stuff like eai, onkyo, free jazz, drone, noise and the likes here. I'm gonna share Quartet by Nikos Veliotis, Taku Sugimoto, Kazushige Kinoshita, Taku Unami. It's almost like accoustic onkyo, it's definitely an interesting listen.
Link [192 but it needn't be much higher]: https://mega.co.nz/#!9pdAlJoS!-pgJt76bD7gcaZdcKzpyX4frK9-P2mZKILRxj90jBX0
Mazen Kerbaj - Brt Vrt Zrt Krt
Avant-garde trumpet player from Lebanon
Burkhard Stangl & dieb13 - Eh
This shit just went up today. Noise and spoken word. Haikus maybe. Lots of crazy filters on the voice. Short but an okay listen if you like noise I guess. https://pete-the-crow.bandcamp.com/
sharethreads are almost always just one person posting albums. i used to think it was just everyone on /mu/ sharing 2 or 3 albums of what they were listening to, but nope, one person posts 95% of everything in a sharethread. whatever. i'm going to post some stuff now, mostly that ive collected from other sharethreads
The Apes of God - 2000 - How To Pick Up Girls
>antiquated pick up lines read over synthesizers, jazz piano instructional tape, music concrete
ps, i just save these links, they aren't mine so i don't know if the links work. if they don't, let me know and i'll re-up to notepad
this album is really fucking good:
Britta Lindell - How I Would Like
>experimental folk / outsider music. this woman played all the instruments on this album, and pretty much kept to her style for the rest of her life, but she never really got any attention even from the avant-garde audience. It's really harsh and unsettling at times, a bit unpolished, but a must for any outsider music fan.
>reupload to notepad
i meant mega/zippy
Sun City Girls - Jack's Creek
>prairie-campfire nonsense played on tittering banjo, military snare, honky-tonk piano, and tin flute, and tied together by between-song episodes of babbling and storytelling
Sun Ra - Space is the Place
>1970s, experimental, jazz
Syzygys - 2003 - Complete Studio Recordings
>avant-garde, microtonal pop, makes me feel like I'm in the mind of a schizophrenic 5 year old, japanese
The Conet Project - Recordings of Shortwave Numbers Stations
>field recordings of army number stations, pretty creepy but interesting, not technically music
Yoran - Montparnasse
>sound collage, extremely beautiful
ok sry im back
i don't know how much more i have that could be considered avant garde, i'll look for more outsider music and just generally unknown music in my library
Mahmoud Awad - The End of Time
>middle eastern electronic from the future
yea there were two covers when i looked it up on google image and i picked the one that looked nicer heh
Moondog - 1969 - Moondog
>outsider classical composed by a hobo who dressed like thor
Laurie Anderson - Big Science
>electronic / experimental, strangely popular when it was released, or at least the song O Superman was
Nervous Cop - Nervous Cop
>"Harsh freeform drums latched and tethered with feverish programming, plus the harp. Gentlemen and -women, should you need an aural model of a dichotomy, look no further than this. Short, relentless, and intriguing, these thin strains of chaotic noise are under the care of four humans all trying to make you nervous as shit."
Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 - Strangers From the Universe
hey man, cool project but ive probly got 8 times as many albums in my personal archive. i could put them in a pastebin if you'd like to add them all, but i don't rly feel like adding it all. i can put the albums from this thread there if i feel like it in a little while maybe but thats it
Moondog - 1969 - Moondog
>outsider classical composed by a hobo who dressed like thor
try that linke i just found it on the archive
Teho Teardo & Blixa Bargeld - Still Smiling
>colab of Italian film composer and lead singer of Einstürzende Neubauten/former Bad Seed. Experimental music with tinges of modern classical and a Nick Cave influence
Ett Drömspel - Improvisation For Six Electric Guitars (2014)
>experimental, free improvisation, noise
Panda Bear - Panda Bear  @ V0
>I know everyone already knows panda bear, but this album is a little underheard. has some great songs and some forgettable songs
Grumpin Together - Turbocactus
>grumpcore, noise, intense and very deep
>you were tricked
Specify. Has there been minor efforts to suppress copyright infringement, or has nothing changed?
What if I were to right now start a share thread right now, with nothing but the biggest selling albums from the major labels?
nope, my posts above were me mistakenly trying to correct someone, saying that he is one, along with the other people i listed and more.
sharing Moondog - In Europe
FRAC/tion Decomposition, album just released today
Meandering acoustic guitar and noise
superior tipping coming through
Jonathan Coleclough – Makruna · Minya
Drone/ambient/field recordings. There's a pretty good description of the music here: http://brainwashed.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1976:jonathan-coleclough-qmakruna-minyaq&catid=13:albums-and-singles
Reinhold Friedl & Michael Vorfeld –Au Défaut du Silence
Piano and cello. Very tense, eerie and disquieting; the record focuses on atmosphere more than form, but the instruments are made to sound like mishandled objects that creak and shriek more often than not. Listen to this late at night in a quiet room.
Rale – Some Kissed Charms That Would Not Protect Them
Drone waves, very peaceful and beautiful at first then getting progressively glitchier, more and more "corrupted", to the point of becoming almost uncomfortable to listen to. Beautiful throughout, and it's easy to picture a narrative that would follow the music.
Mort Gorson - Plantasia
That's not an alt. cover. That's the cover for the sound track to the film "Space is the Place". Also by Sun Ra, of course, but completely different albums. Here is the actual cover for the album.
Source: I own the sound track.
that's not the cover, sorry. here it is
since /noise/ said this would be a good thing to have in the archive, here it is. If I get time after some work, I'll add it to that zoho doc unless someone beats me to it.
Night of the Bloody Tapes - The Cherry Point  (MP3 320)
>noise, harsh noise
Yes. If you're looking for more Trente Oiseaux releases, I have these I can upload:
+minus – First Meeting
Hervé Castellani – Flamme
John Duncan & Bernhard Günter – Home, Unspeakable
Ákos Garai – Til Odslig Horisont
Pierre Gérard – Perspective, en Cherchant le Chevreuil
Bernhard Günter – Un Peu de Neige Salie
Bernhard Günter – Univers Temporel Espoir
Bernhard Günter – Time, Dreaming Itself
Bernhard Günter – Crossing the River (Night Music)
Bernhard Günter – Redshift / Abschied
Bernhard Günter – Lone Looper
Bernhard Günter / Gary Smith / Michael Vorfeld – Mellom Paradis og Helleviga
Johannes Heldén – Sketchbook
Kuwayama-Kijima – 01.06.16
Steve Roden – Crop Circles
Matt Shoemaker – Groundless
Vanessa Rossetto – Exotic Exit
Field recordings/musique concrète. If you like Luc Ferrari and Graham Lambkin, you will probably like this.
AGF – Head Slash Bauch
Glitch, drone, experimental electronic music, often melodic and sometimes with vocals. 23 short tracks. If you ever wanted to hear a song where the vocals are a German woman reciting a poem made up of source code, here is your chance.
Here is Kuwayama-Kijima:
Four extracts from a cello and violin improvisation recorded at the bottom of the highway at midnight. (So: cello, violin, and the cars and trucks passing overhead.)
Crop Circles is uploading...
… and here is Crop Circles.
Here's some vapor-inspired drone for you guys. I found this guy in a vaporwave thread and I've listened to a few of his albums and they're really interesting and ambient.
Jakob Ullmann – voice, books and FIRE 3
For eight female vocalists, saxophone, transverse flute, violin and cello. Rather quiet, but there's a lot going on — mostly half-whispered voices and sounds that always seem remote and drawn out. Everything sounds ghostly yet very alive; the "score" (if you can call it that) is based on old texts in ancient languages (Aramaic, Coptic etc).
That's because it's an actual review: http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/43448/Veliotis---Sugimoto---Kinoshita---Unami-Quartet/
I can't get into "Music for 4 Stringed Instruments" at all (there simply is too little happening, and what little there is sounds random to me), but "Acehgd" and "Improvisation" are alright.
Peter Brotzmann Quartet: Machine Gun
Gabriela Lena Frank performed by ALIAS Chamber Ensemble and Gabriela Lena Frank - Helios (Threads) 
>contemporary classical, chamber music
These pieces are wonderful miniatures, playful with colour and sound, though entirely concise and no longer than they need to be, there is no excess. It's certainly very interesting music and Lena Frank is a very singular composer with a distinct and intriguing style. This disc collects some recent chamber works; including a string quartet, a cello sonata, a piece for two marimbas, and the centrepiece Hilos (Threads) for clarinet, violin, cello and piano.
sample (not on this disc, but similar): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSer89HLnJ0
Gloria Coates - Symphonies 1, 7, & 14
>contemporary classical, microtonal, orchestral, post-minimalism
Gloria Coates - Symphony 15, Cantata da Requiem, Transitions
>contemporary classical, microtonal, orchestral, post-minimalism
Reccing, Colton's stuff is a lot of weird shit that I don't know how he makes but sounds fucking great
Also reccing, really neat early Moog synth music
Great thread btw, I really like sharethreads catered to one genre over general sharethreads, you get people with similar tastes and much more good finds
Robbie Basho - The Grail and the Lotus
>otherworldly acoustic guitar improvisations/ragas, relentlessly unique
I've posted a few times recently, but here
Bruce Haack-The Electric Lucifer
>early moog music, overly simplistic lyrics, acid house meets childrens music, if you liked plantasia give this a try
Do you guys consider stuff from bootlegtapes to be avant-guard? I could upload a few tapes from them.
Oh nice, this is still up.
Crawl Unit – Stop Listening
(drone, noise, field recordings)
+ A few older shares from the archive I recommend:
(free improvisation, avant-garde jazz)
Rotor Plus – Aileron / Map Key Window / Dust
(electro-acoustic, glitch, ambient, piano — a trilogy about exploration, memory and loss)
Nick Storring – Rife
(electroacoustic, ambient, glitch, musique concrète — very rich and often surprising)
Maryanne Amacher – Sound Characters (Making the Third Ear)
Extracts from pieces originally conceived as sound installations. Includes some "spatial" ambient tracks, and Ryoji Ikeda-like sound experiments that play with otoacoustic emissions — meaning that, if you play the music loud enough on stereo speakers, you should notice sound coming out of your ears.
I found this on here about a month ago, and I really like it. It's kinda trippy, otherworldly experimental music with lots of spoken word. It's not the most accessible for someone who doesn't know a lot about avant-garde but I highly recommend everyone check it out.
Best tracks are Expressionist Eye and Snow Hand IMO
One Direction - Up all Night
*nods respectfully toward you*
Tomas Korber / Konus Quartett - Musik für ein Feld (2014)
>Drone, Electroacoustic, Lowercase
OP here, and if you act that way about any artform, then you truly are a pretentious ass. There are no objectives in art, and acting superior to someone else for liking certain art is simply unhelpful at best and at worst damages the reputation of the community in an unnecessary way.
That is the most pretentious anti-pretension rant I have personally witnessed.
You're an okay guy, OP.
Eugghh, mega is uploading slow and keeps failing. What do, guys? Had to change picture so have a cLOUDDEAD wallpaper, I suppose.
Will do. Toshimaru Nakamura - Maruto
>onkyo, no-input, lowercase that sounds similar to Good Morning Goodnight or maybe 2|1 by Immedia
metamodern-post-noise is a response to the early 2010s noise wave, its main driving force is the resentment of neckbeard /mu/tants after all the core values of late 2000's noise seemed to have disappeared from the genre.
It's an oscillation between the idealism of pre-metamodern-noise, and the irony and subjectivity of the 2010's post-MBDTF-noise movement.
thanks for the posts - this thread is great and I am excited for all the stuff to listen to.
I'll post some of my shit because I have yet to find a fucking audience for it.
> glitch, acoustic, found-sounds
for fans of
also, ^ is fucking amazing
Kanye West - Yeezus (2013)
>Avant-Garde Hip Hop, AOTY, /mu/core
>>almost none of the uploads has a youtube sample
>You expect me to blindly download music? Get a grip you idiots.
You're being an ungrateful prick here. There are descriptions, and many of the albums posted here simply aren't on Youtube.
If that's not good enough for you, get out and go lurk somewhere else.
I doubt you are still here, but dude I actually really enjoyed this.
Especially Successful Dramatist, that track is great.
Must be weird showing people you know IRL the music you make though.
Annie Gosfield – Flying Sparks and Heavy Machinery
"EWA7 and Flying Sparks and Heavy Machinery were both inspired by machine and factory sounds; the scrapes, squeaks, and bangs of metal, the ambient buzzes and whines of electric devices, and the imperfect rhythmic repeats of heavy machinery. Most of the music was developed in 1999 during a six-week residency in the factories of Nuremberg, Germany, in a program sponsored by the Siemens Corporation designed to “combine art and industry” My work in Nuremberg included visiting many factories, observing and listening to all types of machinery, and recording sounds on site. I was particularly fascinated by the ever-changing sonic landscapes that occur in each factory as sounds shift, overlap, and echo in the distance. A critical part of the residency was the opportunity to listen: what I initially heard as a mass of cacophonous factory noise gradually revealed itself to be a beautifully complex amalgam of layered textures and timbres. The sound of a buzzsaw’s rising harmonic grind would emerge out of the quiet ambient hum of fluorescent lights, for example, only to be obliterated by random arhythmic crashes and bangs from a huge metal press. Machine rhythms went in and out of phase, dynamics varied wildly, and in an environment of constantly shifting activity and noise, the frequency spectrum fluctuated from sub-audio rumbles to barely audible high-pitched whines."
Hans Günter Brodmann: Metal Factory Percussion
Sim Cain: Drums, Percussion
Annie Gosfield: Sampling Keyboard
Roger Kleier: Electric Guitar
Ikue Mori: Electronics
Jim Pugliese: Drums, Percussion
Matthias Rosenbauer: Metal Factory Percussion
Flux String Quartet
Talujon Percussion Quartet
It's contemporary music (tagged as musique concrète/electroacoustic on RYM) inspired by factories; the music doesn't sound nearly as repetitive and industrial as you might expect. But it's really good.
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Nerve Net Noise – Dark Garden
Nerve Net Noise consists of two Japanese people: one builds handmade synthesizers, then the duo programs them and lets them play random sounds on their own with as little human intervention as possible. Finally the other guy mixes the results. Their intention is to let the machines live and make sounds on their own to make a music that is "between played and non-played", so the sounds rarely sound harmonious at all.
And because they're Japanese, one of their previous albums was a concept album based on the everyday activities of a female robot. (One track was called "Shopping": it was just a slightly noisy, continous shrill tone with no variation.) They also have a 3D illustration of a female robot as a mascot of sorts, a cute "theme song" in MIDI that doesn't sound nearly as dissonant as their usual music, and poems in Japanese and Engrish.
They're the nerdiest band I've ever heard of, hands down.
Dark Garden is an exception in their discography in that it's actually listenable and enjoyable; some tracks even have rhythms and melodies. Still weird as hell. If you have roommates, they will probably hate you for playing this.
it's just a buzzword like "hipster" and "patrician" that you can apply to anything lol you don't need to take it seriously like some idiots in this thread
>the music doesn't sound nearly as repetitive and industrial as you might expect.
do you know of any similar music that does? reading halfway thru description I was expecting (hoping for) some straight up factory field recordings. I've already dl'd so I will give it a shot tho
will also dl this post, I love generative/minimal-input
Most of todays avant-garde bands are missing the point of creating uniqe music.Their music is more chaotic than Book of Revelation. Noise artists are almost all the same and they are becoming more and more pleb-like due to the lack of original content. But its just like my opinion, maaan.
>some straight up factory field recordings
I'm afraid I don't have any, but I'd be interested in that too. I'm sure someone has done this already, I'll see if I can find something.
uhhhhh this is really just your opinion, what about sean mccann, matthew sullivan, graham lambkin, jason lescalleet, steve roden, and all of the other really innovative electronic artists?
how much contemporary avant garde have you actually listened to?
Im not implying that all *artists* of that kind sucks.
Im sorry. In my country we are using "band" word for almost every kind of group of people. So I admit that I lost his point
those were both me, and that kinda clears things up. what I'm just trying to say is that there still really are super innovative musicians out there, its just a matter of finding them. plenty avant garde greats still actively make music (like evan parker and peter brotzmann), and "genres" like free improv/jazz, avant garde electronic, and avant folk are still thriving
what do you mean *artists*?
Does anyone happen to have the first KTL album (self-titled)?
Couldn't find it in the archives.
I used to be into free-jazz for a long time and recently I came out with my friend with idea of creating avant-garde thing. I've been doing lately researching for avant-garde music to see how does it look like now. And now I'm sure that creating something new won't be really challenging for us.
yea making something that attracts some kind of audience is key, new in general isn't to hard. its about being inventive and creative while making something thats really interesting to listen to
Oh damn, this tracklist.
1 Vrrrt 4:51
2 Pshshssshsssshp 2:41
3 Cling Clang Clong (Krrrt) 5:19
4 Blblb Flblb 3:18
5 Tagadagadaga 3:16
6 Ssssff 2:09
7 Whoo Pf Wiz 4:37
8 Zrrrt 5:23
9 Piiiiiiii 2:12
10 Flooka Brooka Clooka 3:47
11 Ffffss 4:21
12 Taga Pf Daga 2:23
13 Piuu Flp Tacc 3:32
14 Brrrt 7:07
15 Brotz 3:05
i kinda understand where you're coming from, but that statement is a bit hyperbolic. yea, they're following in the footsteps of people like henry, schaeffer, chion, and watson, but certainly adding their own twists and forms to this type of electronic music.
who would you say they're just ripping off?
sean mccann may have some non-electronic stuff that could interest you from that list, and otherwise paul dolden released a pretty great avant garde album this year
He's for sure one of these rare artists that just get better with age. The production on Biggest Sound is spectacular, and the compositions are mighty impressive. Definitely deserves AOTY title. He's doing more work with microtones again in forthcoming compositions.
Cartel Carnage - Incorporated  (V0)
>Avant-Garde Metal, Jazz
Nerve Net Noise - This Island Earth  (320)
>Noise, long build ups, odd structure, last track is a gem
Does anyone know where I can find this album? I found it off a collage on spotify and I cant find it on any torrent sites or NAR
Silencio - Dead Kings  (V0)
>"a righteously catchy pop/grind/jazz/avant/prog/salsa/death epic !" - Crucial Blast
Mombu - Zombi  (320)
>Italian Duo, Bass Sax + Drums, They call it Afrogrind, Featuring member(s) from Zu.
>Checked archive, link is down, here's a new one
This is my EPOTY so far. Their shows are wild too, improvised mind-fuckery.
The Western Forever - The Last Seed
Threads last like two hours after they reach their limit so you can get a fair amount of posting in regardless.
However I'm wondering if we shouldn't just have an Avant-garde general or something seeing as this thread has had a lot of good discussion along with the shares as well.
Light of Shipwreck – From the Idle Cylinders
I rarely agree with ol' Scruffy, but his review was spot on this time:
"Light Of Shipwreck (the project of Delaware-based sound artist Ben Fleury-Steiner) borrowed the ebbing-and-flowing aesthetic of post-rock and applied it to a combination of ambient guitar noise and propulsive drum-machines, an odd mixture of drone and dance music. The effect was mesmerizing on the three suites of From The Idle Cylinders (Crucial Bliss, 2007): I Rode And Am Riding On An Ocean Of Violent Lights puts the spotlight on frantic drumming amid distorted guitar glissandoes; I Watched And Am Watching A Cold Dead Sun Rise Then Explode relaxes the tempo but increased the doses of dissonance, turning into a symphony of abominable sounds, something akin to Gordon Mumma's ferocious electronic poems, except that after eleven minutes it unleashes mad drums and roaring guitars. and especially the 20-minute I Swallowed And Am Swallowing The River Ganges, that begins like a hysterical tabla-driven percussion concerto but then takes a wild detour into Jimi Hendrix-ian guitar improvisation and neurotic jazzy drumming only to end in a swirl of cosmic electronics."