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.
AGP1-50 are now available for direct download in the archive at www.avantgardeproject.org
AGP51-54 are available at http://thepiratebay.org/user/loudav
AGP55 completes our Sylvano Bussotti triptych with Bussotti's concert extract from his stage work La Passion Selon Sade, from 1979, and a collection of chamber works from two Wergo LPs--one devoted entirely to Bussotti and the other being a compilation of modern works performed by the great Severino Gazzelloni on flute. All tracks were transcribed from European pressings in excellent condition and very little tracking distortion. The torrent includes a text file with liner notes from two of the three LPs from which these recordings were transcribed, as well as an image from the front cover of one LP.
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.
10 - Le Passion Selon Sade, extrait de concert [30:48]
11 - Il Nudo, for soprano, piano, and string quartet [23:29]
12 - Phrase a Trois, for string trio [5:50]
13 - Ancora, for mixed vocal sextet [6:55]
14 - RARA, for cello [7:42]
15 - Couple, for flute and piano [4:02]
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.