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.
AGP1-91 are now available for direct download in the archive at www.avantgardeproject.org
AGP92-95 and other recent AGP installments are also available at http://thepiratebay.org/user/loudav
AGP96 features works by two composers who studied with the great Olivier Messiaen: Allain Gaussin and Susumu Yoshida. The influence of Messiaen is evident in the lovely sound combinations produced by both composers. Two of the works, in fact, are dedicated to Messiaen: Utsu-Semi by Yoshida (which is still the best evocation of crickets I've ever heard) and Eclipse by Gaussin.
This installment contains complete transcriptions of two LPs (Calliope CAL1853 and EMI C 069-83037), both included in the excellent Musique Francaise d'Aujourd'Hui collection. The torrent includes a PDF file with scans of the notes included with both LPs, all of which are in French. The installment fits on one 80-minute CD with a whopping two seconds to spare, as long as you burn it DAO without pauses between tracks.
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.