New American Ethnic Music Volume 1: You are my Everlovin’ + Celestial Power

(Recorded - REC003) 2xCD $18.00 (Out-of-stock)

Recorded in 1980 and ’81, this pair of mind-blowing discs deliver flowing, trance-inducing violin solos of extreme beauty and seriousness. In these incredible electronic hillbilly music violin performances, an exalted synthesis of American ethnic music, raga-like lyrical virtuosity, and a deep sensibility takes place — a nod to human culture from the great nihilist philosopher and so-called father of Concept Art. Named as a top ten critics pick for 2001 in The Wire.


Glissando No. 1

(Recorded) CD $16.00 (Out-of-stock)

A trance-tape piece, constituting one of three known examples of the Illuminatory Sound Environment genre (the other two being Catherine Christer Hennix's The Electric Harpsichord (Die Schachtel 2010) and Flynt's upcoming Celestial Power (Quadraphonic Version)). John Berdnt's enthralling liner notes explain ISE as “an unfurling sound field of overwhelming but far from gratuitous sensuality, a highly 'tuned' texture where all of the aspects are coordinated to make a deeply unusual 'whole,' a new kind of perceptual gestalt.... The piece has a disorienting flow that does something strange to 'time.' Its internal structural logic is fascinating but lacks the distraction of an obvious narrative drama—an eternal sound, implying a potentially endless process.... Glissando No. 1 is perhaps the darkest and most feverish expression of the genre, its massed strings and continual timbral transformations covering both a broad audio spectrum and saturating all points in the stereo field with a hallucinogenic and emotive canopy.” Companion track “Stereo Piano” from 1978, performed by Hennix, is also included (her “billowing cloud” piano technique applied to a scale of Flynt’s, subsequently layered by Flynt himself). With sixteen-page booklet. TEDIUM HOUSE BEST OF 2011


New American Ethnic Music Volume 3: Hillbilly Tape Music

(Recorded - REC007) CD $15.00 (Out-of-stock)

The third release in Recorded’s archival series deals with Flynt’s most “electronic” work to date, but the modern-experimental aspects of his work are, as always, in the service of deeply rooted ecstatic hillbilly sensibility. Opens with the startling “Violin Strobe” and contains pieces which verge on kryptonite rockabilly and tranced-out shades of Bo Diddley. Completely essential, breathtaking music from one of the most original and driven musical minds of the century.


New American Ethnic Music Volume 2: Spindizzy

(Recorded - FR006) CD $15.00 (Out-of-stock)

These archival recordings date from 1968 to 1983. Before the publication of his music, Flynt was most known as an often distorted footnote in art history — the man who invented Concept Art — and for his formal attacks on logic and mathematics, often presented in art galleries. He was a composer of the post-Cage school who quickly turned completely against modernist music and created his own genres, primarily through radicalizing Southern musical forms like bluegrass, country, and country blues, and elevating them to an enchanted level, much as Coltrane did with jazz. Flynt’s music is a parallel stream to his extremely distinct and radical philosophy.


New American Ethnic Music Volume 4: Ascent to the Sun

(Recorded - REC021) CD $15.00 (Out-of-stock)

The final release in the NAEM series (but not the last Henry Flynt on Recorded) is a brilliant, sparkling hillbilly raga in the family of “You Are My Everlovin’ ” but with a unique double violin approach and a mind-bending structure all its own. The piece covers incredible ground in terms of specificity of mood and sentiment, and is deeply listenable and experimental at once. It is a new creation by Flynt circa 2004, engineered by Tim Barnes.


The Long Awaited Etcetera...

(Recorded) Used CD $5.00

Mat Maneri’s protege takes centerstage live at the High Zero Festival in 2001 with a violin-lead improv ensemble featuring Dan Breen, Charles Cohen, John Dierker, Helena Espvall-Santoleri, David Gross, Andrew Hayleck, Catherine Pancake, Evan Rapport, and Jack Wright.


High Zero Festival Of Experimental Improvised Music

(Recorded - REC024) Used CD + DVD $12.00

This 10th anniversary package (released in 2009) gives a small three-hour taste of the inspired radical methods and utopian intentions that go into the annual Baltimore event’s new music, no-holds barred experimentation, spontaneous collaborations, varied performances on stage and on the street, special projects, and interviews. Featuring Jim Baker, John Berndt, Jac Berrocal, Nicole Bindler, Jaap Blonk, Tom Boram, Dan Breen, Jeff Carey, Audrey Chen, Dan Conrad, John Dierker, Michael Formanek, Eric Franklin, Chiara Giovando, Dave Gross, Daniel Higgs, Sofia Jernberg, Michael Johnsen, Bonnie Jones, Lukas Ligeti, Thomas Lehn, Kyp Malone, Ben Manley, Kaffe Matthews, Joe McPhee, Sean Meehan, Phil Minton, Scott Moore, Stewart Mostofsky, Lexie Mountain, Ian Nagoski, Le Quan Ninh, Catherine Pancake, Greg Pierce, Eve Risser, Matana Roberts, Marina Rosenfeld, Christine Sehnaoui, Roger Turner, Fuyuki Yamakawa, C. Spencer Yeh, and others. CD contains six strange gems from the High Zero vaults.


Open Wide

(Recorded) Used CD $8.00

Marvelously chaotic, sometimes jarring and rock-inflected series of improvisations with various combinations of players including Thomas Ankersmit, Dan Breen, John Dierker, Neil Feather, Andrew Hayleck, Katt Hernandez, Keenan Lawler, Christopher Meeder, Evan Rapport, and Jason Willett. Recorded at the High Zero Festival 2001. Sealed