The Avant Garde Project is a series of 20th-century classical-experimental-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.
AGP1-72 are now available for direct download in the archive at www.avantgardeproject.org
AGP73-74 and other recent AGP installments are also available at http://thepiratebay.org/user/loudav
The Avant Garde Project celebrates its diamond anniversary with a long overdue transcription of most of Francois Bayle's great electroacoustic work Erosphere. This installment was requested several months back but was held up pending a promised upcoming release of Tremblement de Terre Tres Doux on DVD audio, which now appears to be off the table. AGP75 includes "most of" Erosphere because Toupie dans le Ciel, which goes between tracks 01 and 02 of this installment, is currently available on CD. For a complete Erosphere experience, you must buy that CD, which is available from any of the following:
Other fine works by Francois Bayle are also available from the above vendors. This installment is transcribed from two INA-GRM LPs (no 9108ba and G101ba). It includes a PDF file with scans of the liner notes from those two LPs.
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.
01 - La Fin du Bruit [29:50]
02 - Eros Noir [2:46]
03 - Tremblement de Terre Tres Doux [28:14]
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.