The Avant Garde Project is a series of 20th-century classical, experimental, and electroacoustic torrents digitized from LPs whose music has in most cases never been released on CD, and so is effectively inaccessible to the vast majority of music listeners today. This is wild stuff, so check it out if you've never heard this sort of music before. The analog rig used to extract the sound from the grooves is near state-of-the-art, producing almost none of the tracking distortion or surface noise normally associated with LPs.
AGP1-125 are now available for direct download in the archive at www.avantgardeproject.org
AGP126-127 and other recent AGP installments are also available at http://thepiratebay.org/user/loudav
AGP128 continues our series of electronic compositions from the USA with a grabbag of works by five different composers. They were realized at six different electronic music studios in three different countries. The first two works in this installment continue our selection of works by Ramon Zupko from last week. The torrent includes a PDF file with scans of the liner notes from the four LPs transcribed for this installment.
Equipment used for A/D conversion: Lyra Helikon phono cartridge, Linn LP12/Lingo turntable, Linn Ittok tonearm, Audioquest LeoPard tonearm cable, PS Audio PS2 preamplifier, Kimber PBJ interconnect, M-Audio Audiophile USB A/D converter.
NOTE: To the best of my knowledge, these recordings are currently out of print. If you know otherwise, please let me know ASAP, as I do not wish any artists to be deprived of the royalties that they so richly deserve.