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.
AGP1-130 are now available for direct download in the archive at www.avantgardeproject.org
AGP131-132 and other recent AGP installments are also available at http://thepiratebay.org/user/loudav
AGP133 combines tracks from two LPs featuring more works by Werner Heider and one work by Hans Zender, both from Germany. Bezirk, from the Heider LP, is not included because a transcription of it was part of AGP94. Two tracks from the Zender LP were not included because they are available on CD. If I understand correctly, the one track included in this installment is a radiophone composition for two loudspeaker groups, incorporating material from two earlier works by Zender--one for orchestra and one for a vocal ensemble.
The LPs transcribed are both in excellent condition with nice pressings. The torrent includes PDF files with scans of the liner notes from the LPs transcribed for this installment and AGP132.
NOTE: I forgot to include the PDF file for the Zender LP, but it can be downloaded from http://www.avantgardeproject.org/agp133/zender.pdf
05 - Heider, Konturen for violin and orchestra, 1964 [25:44]
06 - Heider, -Einander for trombone and orchestra, 1970 [13:52]
XX - Zender, Elemente, 1976 [24:22]
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.