Recommended Records

Title: Gymnopedies, Gnossiennes, Sarabandes

Artist: Erik Satie

Label: Brilliant Classics
Released: 2008
Piano: Hakon Austbo
Never heard Gnossiennes like this

Title: Floating Into The Night

Artist: Julee Cruise

Label: Warner Bros.
Released: 1989
10 dark & sweet tiny diamonds

Title: Maximizing The Audience

Artist: Wim Mertens

Label: Usura/EMI
Released: 1984
Minimalism in 5 big circles

Title: Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Artist: J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations played by Glenn Gould

Label: Sony classical
Released: 1981
Unique interpretation by Glenn Gould
Simply Outstanding!

Title: Sonatas & Interludes For Prepared Piano

Artist: John Cage

Label: Wergo
Released: 1993
Early experimental works for prepared piano (1946-1948)
Performer: Joshua Pierce

Title: The Blue Notebooks

Artist: Max Richter

Label: 130701
Released: 2004
Max Richter “dresses” poetically Franz Kafka’s The Blue Octavo Notebooks and Czesław Miłosz’s Hymn of the Pearl and Unattainable Earth

Title: Taxi Driver (OST)

Artist: Bernard Herrmann

Label: Arista
Released: 1976
The composer of expressionistic “Psycho” soundtrack gives his last magic touch

Title: The Ghost Sonata

Artist: Tuxedomoon

Label: Cramboy
Released: 1991
Difficult and Strange for most ears
Unique, trully undiscovered masterpiece

Title: Symphony No. 10 in E Minor Op. 93

Artist: Dmitri Shostakovich

Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Released: 1981
Berliner Philharmoniker
Herbert von Karajan

Title: Unplugged in New York

Artist: Nirvana

Label: DGC
Released: 1994
Unrepeatable moments in New York

Title: Ο Μεγάλος Ερωτικός (O Megalos Erotikos)

Artist: Manos Hatzidakis

Label: Lyra/Notos
Released: 1972
An unbreakable hymn in lyrism
11 timeless moments

Title: Radioaxiom: A Dub Transmission

Artist: Jah Wobble & Bill Laswell

Label: Palm Pictures
Released: 2001
Bass: The Final Frontier
Bass & low frequencies elegy

Title: Gling-Gló

Artist: Björk Guðmundsdóttir & tríó Guðmundar Ingólfssonar

Label: One Little Indian
Released: 1990
Icelandic influential jazz with great vocals
Music for childrens of any age

Title: Glassworks

Artist: Philip Glass

Label: CBS Records/Sony Classical
Released: 1982
“Glassworks is the most pleasant craftwork ever from the great minimalist exploiter — six warm pieces that approach the spirit of minimalist pioneer Erik Satie”

Title: Ting

Artist: Nits

Label: Columbia
Released: 1992
An undiscovered masterpiece

Title: Porgy and Bess (Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong)

Artist: George and Ira Gershwin’s

Label: Verve
Released: 1957
The famous Gershwin’s opera in it’s best version
Excellent performance from two giants

Title: …I Care Because You Do

Artist: Richard D. James (Aphex Twin)

Label: Warp Records
Released: 1995
Never again these soundscapes

Title: Ballades, Impromtus, Preludes – Bella Davidovich

Artist: Frédéric Chopin

Label: Brilliant Classics
Released: 2007
An unforgettable piano experience with Bella Davidovich

Title: Closer

Artist: Joy Division

Label: Factory Records
Released: 1980
Strange textures in many layers
Martin Hannett’s masterpiece

Title: The Ipcress File (OST)

Artist: John Barry

Label: Decca
Released: 1965
A new cookbook for film music

Title: The Chess Box

Artist: Etta James

Label: Chess
Released: 2000
Singing Lessons!

Title: Blood

Artist: This Mortal Coil

Label: 4AD
Released: 1991
How to watch the world in a closed-up way
21 small (master)pieces

Title: Soundtrack from the Film More

Artist: Pink Floyd

Label: Columbia/EMI UK, Harvest Records US
Released: 1969
Some great ideas in a small package
Experimental and Avant-garde

Title: Till the End of Time

Artist: Stephan Micus

Label: ECM/Japo
Released: 1978
Spiritual universe with oriental spices
Just Unique

Title: N-Plants

Artist: Biosphere

Label: Touch
Released: 2011
Some great journeys in ambient space
A good exercise for the speakers

Title: Scheherezade, Capriccio Espagnol

Artist: Rimsky-Korsakov

Label: Deutsche Grammophone
Released: 1988
Joseph Silverstein – Violin
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Seiji Ozawa – Conductor
Göteborg Symphonieorchester
Neeme Järvi – Conductor

Title: Breakfast at Tiffany’s (OST)

Artist: Henry Mancini+Johnny Mercer

Label: RCA Victor Records
Released: 1962
A great movie, a greater soundtrack
Henry Manchini’s perfect timing

Title: Maggot Brain

Artist: Funkadelic

Label: Westbound Records
Released: 1971
Some colorful musical elements

Title: Spheres

Artist: Keith Jarrett

Label: ECM
Released: 1976
Keith Jarrett behind church organ

Title: Low Birth Weight

Artist: Piano Magic

Label: Rocket Girl
Released: 1999
Experimental alternative rock/folk/ambient
Lyrical with strange soundscapes

Title: Lady in Satin

Artist: Billie Holiday

Label: Columbia
Released: 1958
A lifetime in a single record