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Cut UP. Deconstructing William Burroughs
* 200 copies limited edition. * Between the end of the 1950s and the beginning of the 1960s, the literary and stylistic technique of William S. Burroughs (Saint Louis 1917-Lawrence 1997) influenced an entire generation that was, in those years, in direct collision with the social system. A somewhat controversial and brilliant figure, a man on the fringes of civilization. From his mind emerged the creative writing technique that burst onto the scene under the name of Cut-Up. This procedure was pr…
Musique Créée Pour Le Ballet Iguzki Hauskara
250 copies limited release Originally released on cassette only in 1984, Iguzki Hauskara by Pascal Gaigne, combines Basque Folk oral tradition, Spanish guitar and Contemporary Classical minimal compositions in equal parts. Beautifully haunting, wondrous and expansive, this record speaks to the spirit. A timeless document that befits situations and sceneries that existed long before this record was made. A pivotal moment in Pascal’s career, highest possible recommendation for fans of 80’s counter…
Exploders_We
*75 copies limited edition* A wild and beautiful journey into the ecstatic regions of noise. Unfettered distortion ceaselessly billows and unfurls, harmonized and melodized in all sorts of unexpected ways. The momentum is undeniably forward in every direction, while the jarring suspensions that momentarily intervene to restrict the sound's movement serve ultimately to unleash its sublime energy all the more fiercely.
Live at UCSD
*75 copies limited edition* In February 2023, longtime friends Michelle Lou and Stefan Maier met for a week-long residency at UC San Diego, where Lou is faculty. With Lou on multi-channel computer synthesis and Maier on modular synthesis, the resulting long-form improvisation was recorded live in 28-channels and mixed down to stereo with minimal editing. Lou's constantly shifting cloud of spectral densities and angular textures are juxtaposed by Maier's throbbing drones and pointillistic interje…
Nanahari Edit
*75 copies limited edition* The undulating waves and patterns of electronic sound are layered with field recordings that capture the incidental textures of daily life – together ushering in a mesmerizing sound world: elegiac, yet playful, and utterly sensuous. This world blossoms within the blurred space connecting interior and exterior life, wherein each sound recasts the other and each entanglement suggests hidden dimensions of experience.
Il Ginecologo Della Mutua
Beat Records is glad to publish the unreleased original motion picture soundtrack composed by Renato Serio for the movie "Il Ginecologo Della Mutua", a movie in the Sexy Comedy genre directed by great Joe D’Amato (Aristide Massaccesi) with brilliant Renzo Montagnani in the cast along with good actors of the period such as Massimo Serato, Paola Senatore and Daniela Doria. The score composed by Maestro Serio, collaborator and friend of immortal Armando Trovajoli, color the plot in a sparkling way …
Le Pistole Non Discutono
2024 reissue. Beat Records relaunches on the market the classic OST by Ennio Morricone for the Western film "Le pistole non discutono", directed in 1964 by Mario Caiano and starring Rod Cameron, Ángel Aranda, Vivi Bach, Horst Frank, José Canalejas, Kay Fisher, Joseph Martin, Hans Nielsen, Dick Palmer, Judy Robbins, and Andrew Ray. For this film, Ennio Morricone composed the song “Lonesome Billy", a Western ballad with an American sound introduced by guitars and whistle with the voice of Pete Tev…
Wondercult Club
Rising Experimental Sax Player Ayumi Ishito Brings Her Quintet to 577 Records, Releasing First Album with the Label.
Welcome Adventure! Vol. 1
*2024 stock* Are you ready for magic? The master musicians Daniel Carter, Matthew Shipp, William Parker and Gerald Cleaver will provide access with this album, the first they have released after playing together for decades. Daniel Carter has been collaborating with William Parker since the early 70s and with Matthew Shipp starting in the mid 80s. This trio has played together on many recordings but by adding legendary drummer Gerald Cleaver to the mix they have created a masterpiece combination…
Music Frees Our Souls Vol. 2
*2024 stock* Can music liberate us? Francisco Mela, who worked and partnered with the legendary jazz musician McCoy Tyner, believes so. On this album, the second volume of Music Frees Our Souls, Mela collaborates with pianist Cooper-Moore and bassist William Parker to build a 2-part extended track project of advanced dialogue between 3 of the genre's most important instruments. Tyner was well-known for his boundless musical talent, and perhaps best-known for playing in John Coltrane’s quartet, w…
Music Frees Our Souls Vol. 1
*2024 stock* Before any instrumentation, Francisco Mela addresses his fellow musicians, pianist Matthew Shipp and bassist William Parker, with a sense of anticipation and affirmation, “Okay guys, ready? Rolling!” The sense of camaraderie and his artist-focused approach is heard throughout the album’s majestic improvisation—as well as in its inspiration, dedicated to Mela’s longtime musical partner, the legendary jazz musician McCoy Tyner. Tyner was well-known for his boundless musical talent, an…
New York United Vol. 2
*2024 stock* New York United is an experimental group at the musical intersection of a classic New York avant-garde scene and forward-looking electronic production. Comprised of multi-instrumentalist and 577-cofounder Daniel Carter (Saxophone, Flute, Trumpet, Clarinet), electronic producer Tobias Wilner from Blue Foundation (Synthesizers, Percussion, Vocals, Piano, Guitar), Wu-Tang Clan bass player Djibril Toure and 577’s Federico Ughi (Drums), their sound reflects their decades of collaboration…
Causa y Efecto, Vol. 2
The New Album by Francisco Mela and Zoh Amba 'Causa y Efecto, Vol. 2' is a celebration of differences and unity. Creativity in general and experimental music in particular can serve as a conduit to the inner soul of its creators, a kind of spiritual path that goes two ways and allows a deeper understanding also of ourselves. It's a light projecting the humanity of the players that simultaneously reflects the creator and the humanity in all of us. The vulnerability of the artists and what they se…
Super America
*2024 repress* Remastered edition of Janko Nilovic's album Super America, originally released in 1976. Janko Nilovic was one of the greatest European studio talents in the '70s. He is a musician who devotes himself to music, which resulted in a great number of published works, but most of them are on library labels not available for sale. His oeuvre stretches from classical, jazz and funk to pop, psych and easy listening. Sampled many times by hip-hop artists such as Jay-Z, Dafuniks and Guts. "I…
Tales From The Subterranean
Fifth solo album from saxophonist Julius Gabriel. Born out of new sounds and rhythms that the musician discovered during the pandemic, “Tales From The Subterranean” embodies a blend of primal energy and inventive exploration across twelve tracks. The opener “Time Riding” sets the mood, a tearing rhythm that sounds like a frenetic tap dance. It invites you to move and when you get to “Footworks” you are all set up, merging saxophone finger percussion with a continuous siren whisper emanating from…
Playing It Cool & Playing It Right
Keith Hudson, who temporarily worked as a dentist in the ghettos of Kingston, emigrated to New York City in 1976 and died there prematurely in 1984. He is best known for his work as a producer for artists such as U-Roy, Big Youth, Ken Boothe and Horace Andy and within short order Hudson brought his all-round talent to full fruition.    In 1974, he produced two ground-breaking albums. "Pick A Dub" was one of the first official dub albums ever, and is still considered to be one of the greatest mom…
Swing Ensemble
Did someone say Summer? Sicily is what Cuba is to the Caribbean, sun, sea, easy and friendly people with lots of troubles! You won't find anything better around that identifies the summer more than this album by Enzo Randisi who at the beginning of the 80s put together a Swing Ensemble as a tribute to that "cheerful" movement of Jazz music. But Enzo and his fellas just couldn't stay on track and put in the best that the alternative Palermo area could offer in that historical period, like the sis…
Weathering
Ryan Seward is a musician, composer, and artist living in Colorado Springs, Colorado. His work is situated within and across a number of forms, including composition, improvisation, installation, performance, phonography, photography, sculpture, and videography. Ryan’s work has most recently been performed by TAK ensemble, Filament, and Sam Wells, and his recordings have been released by Editions Glomar, emic rite, Marginal Frequency, and Sawyer Editions. Ryan holds the MA in Music from Wesleyan…
With love
Georgia Denham (b.1997) draws on anecdotal experience to create her music. She studied with Andrew Hamilton at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and now with Richard Causton at the University of Cambridge for her PhD. She lives with her husband, a theoretical computer scientist, and their many beloved plants. “This collection of chamber music from 2018–2022 wakes scores I thought were long since sleeping, where I first learned to write the delicate sounds I loved. With music written during my studi…
Supports & Surfaces
Paolo Griffin is a composer and curator based in Toronto/Tkarón:to whose music has been described as placing “… the listener in a kind of sonic microgravity” (PANM360) and as “…uncompromising and thoroughly engrossing.” (LvT). Paolo’s work involves ongoing research about the sounding and perception of microtonal rational intonation (Just Intonation) combined with a rigorous, process-based approach to sonic form and structure. The work he creates explores the creation of colour/shading/densities …