Recordings Reviews

Last modified 6-26-2009

In its 14 years of publication between 1985 and 1999, the Experimental Musical Instruments journal published reviews of hundreds of CDs, LPs and cassettes featuring music of unusual instruments. Those recordings reviews are listed here. The list shows the artist name, the album title, and the EMI volume and issue number in which the review appeared.  The original reviews can be found on the Experimental Musical Instruments Complete Back Issues CD-ROM.

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A nat HEMA: Anvil Chorus. Vol 11#3

Abomination: Keep Free State Litter Free. Vol 13#3

Acker, Gregory: Different Tongues. Vol VIII#3

Aga, Alemu: The Harp of King David. Vol 11#4

Alimatov, Turgun: Uzbekistan. Vol 13#3

Amen: Weapons for Children. Vol 12#3

Animist Recording: Han to Egress. Vol 13#4

Anthology Brass Band Music: Frozen Brass Asia. Vol 10#3

Anthology Brass Band Music: Frozen Brass Afr, Lat Amer . Vol 10#3

Applebaum, Mark: Mousetrap Music. Vol 13#1

Art of Primitive Sound: Musical Instru from Prehistory. Vol IX#1

Arthea: Passages. Vol IX#2

Asmat Dream: New Music Indonesia Vol 1. Vol 10#2

Australian Music Internat’l: Dawn Until Dusk. Vol VIII#4


Bailey & Bendian: Banter. Vol 11#4

Bakshish: Four Fifths of the World. Vol 14#2

Bandt, Ros: Glass and Clay. Vol 11#4

Barnes, Bastard Finders: Bastard Finders – Shing!. Vol 12#1

Barnes, Bastard.Finders: Percussion Symphony No 1. Vol VIII#4

Bastien, Pierre & Mecanium : Musiques Machinales. Vol 12#1

Bastien, Pierre: Eggs Air Sister Steel. Vol 12#1

Bergmark & Hal Rammel: Saws Sing, Fiddles Bloom. Vol VIII#1

Berndt & tentatively: Nov 21 ’87 E.V. to April 16 ’89. Vol VII#4

Blackwood, Easley: Microtonal Compositions by. Vol 10#4

Bloch, Thomas : Christ Hall: Homage a Marc C. : VII#3

Bloch, Thomas: Glassharmonica. Vol 13#4

Bloch, Thomas: Tirage Limite. Vol 13#4

Blonk, Jaap: Slux De Bouche,Liederen Uit. Vol IX#3

:Blumm: Esst Obst!. Vol 14#3

:Blumm: Die Funfte Dengelophonie . Vol 14#3

:Blumm: Toygrooves. Vol 14#3

Brown, Chris: Lava. Vol 11#2

Brown, Chris: Duets. Vol 13#2

Burke, Burke & Linz, Rainer: Intersect. Vol 13#1

Butler, Ken: Voices of Anxious Objects. Vol 14#2


Cage, John: 25Year Retrspctive Concert. Vol IX#2

Cage, John: Sonatas and Interludes. Vol 12#4

Carnitas, Pembleton,Wilson: Peyote And Happy. Vol 10#3

Chapuis, Jean-Claude: Transparencies, Vol. 1. Vol 11#4

Christian, Charlie: Cha. Chr. Complete edition. Vol 10#4

Cieciel, John: Sport Sink Compilation. Vol VIII#3

Comelade, Pascal, Bastien: Oblique Sessions. Vol 13#4

Consipracy: Intravenous. Vol VIII#3

Cowell, Henry: Piano Music. Vol 12#4

Coyote Oldman: Compassion. Vol 10 #3

Crawling with Tarts: Sarajevo Center Metal Doors . Vol 13#1


Dagg, Henry: Music from Cutting Edge. Vol IX#4

Darreg, Ivor: Detwelvulate!. Vol 10#3

Das Frohlich Wohnzimmer: Buy Buy Love. Vol 10#4

Demarinis, Paul: Edison Effect, Listener’s Companion : 14#4

Deneuve, Michel: A Crystal Journey. Vol VII#4

Denley, Jim & Random: Sonic Heiro-glyths from Night. Vol 13#1

Denny Genovese’s Exotic: New Music – Ancient Princip. Vol 11#3

Dick, Rober, StseveGorn: Steel & Bamboo. Vol IX#4

Didkovsky, Maclean & Vrtacek:Flies in the Face of Logic. Vol 14#3

Die Pilzfreunde: Excursion. Vol 14#3

Djill, Tom: Mutootator Duos. Vol 11 #1

Dreyblatt, Arnold: Animal Magnetism. Vol 11#3

Dudon, Jacques: Lumieres Audibles. Vol 12#1

Dunaway, Judy: Balloon Music. Vol 14#1

Dunn, David: Angels And Insects. Vol 10#3

Durand, Werner: Solo Pieces ’84-’94. Vol 11#4


Eaton, William : Wisdom Tree. Vol IX#2

Eaton, William Ensemble: Naked in Eureka. Vol 14#2

Echo City: Sonic Sport 83-88. Vol 12#4

Echo City: The Sound of Music. Vol 10#4

Esquivel, Juan Garcia: Esqivel!. Vol 10#4

Evolution Control Committe: Compact Destructions. Vol 14#4

Ex-Pensives: Statement of Purpose. Vol 13#2

Fallen Vlo: Eacher Hundre. Vol 13#2

Fantastic Gamelan: Music for Sale. Vol 10#2

Fast Forward: Panhandling. Vol IX#4

Fast Forward: Same Same. Vol 11#4

Fibre: I Cried at the Fair. Vol IX#3

Fifty Foot Hose: Cauldron . Vol 12#4

Fifty Foot Hose: Sing like Scaffold. Vol 14#2

First, David: Resolver. Vol VIII#3

From Scratch: Pacific 3-2-1-0 Eye Drum. Vol 12#4

From Scratch: Songs for Heroes. Vol IX#1

Fullman, Ellen: Body Music. Vol IX#2


Gaburo, Kenneth: Antiphony IX & Enough. Vol 12#3

Gamelan Son of Lion: New GamelanNew York. Vol 11#3

Garage Solo Quartet: Electronic Cottage Doormats. Vol VII#4

Ghazala: Burnng Suns Shdow Worl. Vol VIII#1

Ghazala: Requiem for a Radio. Vol 13#3

Ghazala: Threnody-Hiroshima. Vol 12#3

Glasier, Jonathon: The Xenharmonic Music of J. Vol 11#2

Great Bowing Company: Noman. Vol 12#4

Green, William : Esion Assemblage:Dk Traveler: IX#1

Grady, Kraig & Laner, Brad: Music from Anaphoria. Vol 14#3


Hajeski & Chabala: The Crystal Chalet. Vol VIII#3

Hard Hearing 10: Gravity Reversed. Vol 13#3

Harry Partch: Music of H.Partch,Bewitched. Vol VIII#3

Haverstick, Neil: The Gate. Vol 11#3

Haverstick, Neil: The Gate. Vol 11-3

Hearst, Mike & Camp Joshua: Claviola Music Klezbians. Vol 14#2

Heindel, Kim: Aufs Lautenwerck. Vol 11#3

Heindel, Kim: The Art of Lautenwerk. Vol 10#4

Heizman, Rick: Hard to Reach Places. Vol 13#3

Herron, John: Avid Rabbit Perceives. Vol 13#4

Herron, John: Schemes of Rhythm. Vol 13#1

Herron, John: Magnetic Fiel. Vol 13#3

Hitting Birth: Hits of Birth. Vol VII#3

Hoffmann, Bruno: Music for Glass Harmonica. Vol 11 #1

Hohner Company: Claviology. Vol 14#2

Holtzer, Pascal: 11 Thema Pour Arte. Vol 14#2

Hopkins, Sarah Alan Lamb: Sky Song. Vol VII#3

Hovancsek, M. & Frien: Spheral Tone Theory. Vol 13#2

Hunt, Jerry: Ground-Five Mechanic Conv. Vol VIII#4


Iles Salomon: Musique,Guadal Ocora. Vol 10#3

Interaction: New Music for Gamelan. Vol 10#2

Interval: IntervalSampler Vol 1. Vol VIII#1

Ios Smolders: Music for CD-Player. Vol 14#4

Ito, Teiji: Meshes. Vol 14#2


James, Dennis: armonica:Glass Music. Vol 11#1

Jin Hi Kim: Living Tones. Vol 11#4

Johnson, Tom: Music for 88. Vol IX#2

Jones, Gwen: Oceans of Light. Vol 14#2

Just Intonation Network: Numbers Racket. Vol VIII#3


Keiji Haino: Nijiumu. Vol VIII#4

Khushnawaz, Mohammad: Afghanistan-Rubab of Heart. Vol 14#4

King-Smith, Duncan: Spirit Earth: Souncapes. Vol 12#1

Krieger, Jeffrey: AC DC VC. Vol 14#3

Kuntzel, Tilman : Wir Fangen Das M Gliche. Vol 10#4


Lamblin, Ela: Sculptaural. Vol 12#4

Le Junter & Berthet: Pierre Berthet & Frederic Le: : 11#2

Lea: Thousand Year Dreaming. Vol IX#4

Leng Tan, Margaret: Art of the Toy Piano. Vol 13#2

Lerman, Richard : Performances & Installations. Vol 10 #2

Lerman, Richard : Within Earreach:Sonic Journeys: 10#2

Les Phones: Mythes et Legen. Vol 13#1

Leskowsky, Albert: Music for Instruments of Ex. Vol 12#4

Life Garden & Voice of Eye: HungryVoid: Fire. Vol 13#3

Life Garden: Pry open my Mouth w Red. Vol IX#3

Life Garden: See. Vol 13#3

Life Garden: Worl Whirl Beneath Sun. Vol VIII#2

Lockwood, Annea: The Glass World. Vol 13#4

Lopez, F & Schuwerk, Klaus: Tonhaus. Vol 13#3

Lopez, Francisco : Crustoceanium. Vol VIII#3

Lopez, Francisco: El Mundo Azul Picnogonidos. Vol VII#3

Lopez, Francisco, J.Reyes: Uaiscm4: Tlaloc: ,: VIII#4

Lund, Cajsa S.: Fornnordiska Klander. Vol 12#2

Lyman, Frederick: The Squealers. Vol 11#3


Machine for Making Sense: Talk is Cheap. Vol 13#1

Maciunas Ensemble: Number Made Audible. Vol VIII#4

Maciunas Ensembe & Kanary: Live with the Bir. Vol 14#2

Mahler, David: Voice of the Poet. Vol 14#2

Maitra, Pandit Kamalesh: Tabla Tarang-Melody on. Vol 12#2


Malherbe, Didier: Zeff. Vol 10#4

Mann & Hand: Global Warming. Vol 11#2

Many Axes: Many Axes. Vol 14#3

Marsh, Zerang, Wright, Berndt Nothing is Known: Quartet. Vol 14#3

Masaoka, Miya: Compositions & Improvs. Vol 11#1

Masaoka, Nunn, Robair: Crepuscular Music. Vol 13#3

Masley, Michael: Mystry Loes Co.,Sky Blues. Vol IX#1

McLaren, Brian: Microtonal Music, vol. 1-4. Vol 11#2

McLean, Barton & Priscilla: Go, Demons & the Earth. Vol 12#2

McLean, Barton &Priscilla: Rainforest Images. Vol IX#4

Menanno, Vincenzo: Waves in Motion. Vol 12#2

Menter, Will & Ensemble : Can Y Craig-Slate Voices. Vol 10#3

Michael Harrison: From Ancient Worl. Vol IX#2

Mickey Clown, Bmboo Kzoo: Ultra Fresh Super Vibe. Vol IX#3

Miller, Steven M: Subterranea. Vol 14#3

Mobius Operandi: What Were We Thinking. Vol 14#3

Monahan, Gordon: This Piano Thing. Vol VIII#4

Moreschi, Alessandro: The Last Castrato: Complete : 11#2

Musee Mechanique: Player Pianos…Penny Arcade: 13#1

Music for Homemade instrsu: A Decade of Debris. Vol IX#2


Nadoya Music & Dance Co.: Kagome. Vol 14#2

Nagorcka, Ron: Secret Places. Vol 12#3

Negativland, J. Oswald: U2, Plunderphonics. Vol VIII#2

New International Trio: New International Trio. Vol 11-3

Neand: Microtonal Works,Partch,Cge. Vol IX#4

Nexus: Origins. Vol 11#3

Nexus: Origins. Vol 11-3

Nozate, Annick: La Peau des Anges. Vol 14#1

Nunn, Tom : Plate Techphonics. Vol VIII#4


Off Ramp: Off Chance. Vol 13#2

Official Project, The: Atavistic Electronics. Vol 11-3

Official Project, The: Official Wafer Face Record. Vol IX#4

Official Project, The: Volunteer’s Collective. Vol 11-3

Offord, Colin: Pacific Sound. Vol IX#2

Oliveros, Pauline: Electronic Works 1965 & 66. Vol 14#2

Oliveros, Pauline: Alien Bog & Beautiful Soop. Vol 14#2

O’Rourke, Jim: Illusion of Safety. Vol IX#2


Pahl, Frank: Remove the Cork. Vol 14#3

Panhuysen: Engines in Power and Love. Vol VIII#4

Panhuysen: Singing world into Existence. Vol VIII#4

Panhuysen, Paul: The Galvano’s. Vol 12#2

Pankur-Pamijen: Slonding. Vol 10#2

Parkins, Zeena : Nightmare Alley. Vol IX#4

Partch, Harry: 17 Lyrics of Li Po. Vol 12#1

Partch, Harry: Enclosure 2. Vol 12#2

Partch, Harry: Revelation in Courthouse Park: VIII#3

Petit Mal Ensemble: World Seizure. Vol VIII#1

Poole, Rod : Messenger & Lonely Fire. Vol 10#2

Poole, Rod: The Death Adder. Vol 13#2

Poyourow, David: Music of D.Poyourow,Escalat. Vol IX#3

Presencer, Alain: The Singing Bowls of Tibet. Vol 11#3


Raes & Darge: Logos Works. Vol 11#4

Rammel, Corbett, Kapsalis: Van’s Peppy Syncopators. Vol 12#4

Rammel, Hal: Elsewheres. Vol 12#3

Rammel, Hal: Music from Jaws of Sound. Vol VIII#3

Rathburn, Eldon: Mostly Railroad Music. Vol 10#3

Rawcliffe,nSusan,Alex Cline: Personal Ethnic. Vol VII#3

Reed, Bradford: Live! At Home. Vol 13#2

Reed, Bradford: Ultra Fresh Super Vibe. Vol IX#3

Reichel, Hans: Lower Lurum-A Guitar and . Vol 11#4

Reichel, Hans: Shanghaied on Tor Road. Vol IX#1

Reichel, Hans & Eroc: Return of Onkel Boskopp. Vol 14#3

Reider, C.: Grime. Vol 13#1

Return to Zero: A Demonstration. Vol 14#2

Richar, Emil: Wonderful World of Percus. Vol 13#1

Robair, Gino: Other Destinations. Vol VIII#3

Rockmore, Clara: The Art of the Theremin. Vol VIII#1

Rolnich, Niel: Electricity. Vol VIII#3

Rotodoti: Tarzan Speaks. Vol VIII#1

Rowe, Siwula & Miano: Rowe-Siwula-Miano. Vol 11#4


Sala, Oskar: Fascnating Instrmnt-Mixtur. Vol IX#2

Sark, Gergely: Bach:Suites for Lute-Harpsic . Vol 10#4

Schneider, John, A.Shulman : Just West Coast. Vol IX#4

Schultze, Ellen: Triple Octave Shaker Chimes: ,: IX#4

Senn, Dan: Music & Texts by Senn. Vol VIII#4

Sethares, Bill: Sequences & Consequences. Vol VIII#4

Sethares, Bill: Xentonality: Matching Timbre. Vol 14#1

Silence IV: Machinations. Vol IX#1

Siwsann George & Ensemble: Trad songs,Wales-Caneuon. Vol 10#3

Smits, George: Zbolk Night Radio. Vol 14#1

Songs Before Dawn: Music of Nias & North Sumatra: 10#2

Spin 17: Spin 17. Vol 14#3

Staub, Volker: Kompositionen fur Stalhsaiten. Vol 13#4

Stayton, Jeff: Fear of Open Spaces. Vol 11#2

Stayton, Jeff: Microtonal Music vol. 2. Vol 11#2

Strojny, Ron, Jr.: Master Circles. Vol 14#2

Strombeck, Marsh, Odrobinak Remote Outlook. Vol 14#2

Strombeck, Grant: Sound Web. Vol 10 #2

Sugarconnection: Plays Alien Cakes. Vol 11#1

Suzuki, Akio: Sounphere. Vol VIII#1

Suzuki, Akio: Stone. Vol 13#1

Synaulia: Music from Ancient Rome V 1 : 13#1


Tan Dun: Nine Songs. Vol VIII#1

Tetrault, Martin: La Nuit ou J’ai Dit Non. Vol 14#2

The 13th Tribe: Ping Pong Anthology. Vol 11#4

The Hub: Wreckin’ Ball. Vol 11#2

The New International Trio: The New International Trio. Vol 11#3

The Shadows: Shadows are Go!. Vol 13#4

The Wisconsin Conservatory: Visquestionary Gleam. Vol 11#3

Tietchens, Asmus: Das Vieh und Sein Vater. Vol 13#2

Tingley, Jean: Jean Tinguely. Vol 13#2

Toral, R & Feliciano, P. : Complete No Noise Reduction : 14#4

Torre, Ivano: Primadorainpoi. Vol 12#4

Trance Mission: Meanwhile. Vol 11#3

Transparencies: Musiverre. Vol 14#3

Trayle, Mark: Etudes and Bagatelles. Vol 11#2

Tuan Hung & Kim Heim: Lancapes of Time:Vieam. Vol 13#1

Turkington, Kenneth: Thoreau’s Aeolian Harp . Vol 12#2


Uakti: I Ching. Vol 10#3

Uakti: 21. Vol 13#2


van Ree Bernard, : Canciones Sefarditas. Vol 14#2

van Ree Bernard, Nelly: Rediscovery of Keyed Mono. Vol 13#3

Various artists: see end of list

Vladamir Ussachevsky: Film Music. Vol VIII#2

Voice of Eye: Mariner Sonique. Vol VIII#2

Voice of Eye: Vespers. Vol 11#1

Volunteers Collective: A Year of Sundays. Vol 14#3


Whitehead, Peter: Giselle. Vol 12#2

Whitehead, Peter: Three Bags Full. Vol 14#3

Winfield, Roger : Winongs. Vol 10#3


Xiaoyong Chen & Huihong Ou: Orchidee – Trad Zheng & Qin: Althoff: 11#1

Xylosax: On the Spot. Vol 14#3


Various artists: Anthology World Music-China. Vol 14#1

Various artists: As Yet Untitled. Vol IX#3

Various artists: AustralVoices. Vol IX#3

Various artists: Avant World Jazz Noise Proj. Vol IX#1

Various Artists: Benin: Rhythmes et Chants. Vol 12#3

Various artists: Caribbean Revels: Haitian. Vol 12#3

Various artists: Drums of Defiance: Jamaican. Vol 12#3

Various artists: Echo: Images of Sound II. Vol VIII#2

Various Artists: Jacksonian March. Vol VIII#2

Various Artists: Music from the Edge, vol. 1-2. Vol 11#2

Various Artists: Music in World of Islam. Vol 13#3

Various Artists: Music of Africe Series. Vol IX#3

Various Artists: Musical Instruments of World. Vol 14#1

Various Artists: Musicworks. Vol VIII#1

Various Artists: New Microtonal Music from S . Vol 11#2

Various Artists: Pat Waing: Magic Drum Burma: 14#2

Various Artists: Postal Sound Surgery. Vol VIII#3

Various artists: ReR Recor Qtr Mag Vol2,3. Vol VIII#1

Various artists: Rhythms of Life,…Ghana. Vol 12#3

Various artists: Rhythms of Rapture: Sacred. Vol 12#3

Various artists: Sanday: Pian of Burma. Vol 14#2

Various Artists: Sound Symposium 1990: VIII#3

Various artists: The Aerial. Vol VII#4

Various artists: What?. Vol VIII#2

Various artists: White Elephants; Burma. Vol 13#2

Various artists: Yoruba Drums from Benin. Vol 12#3

Various artists: Collection Unique Mus. Instru.. Vol 10#2

Various artists: Arrythmia 3. Vol 13#3

Various: Harbour Symphony: Music for Ships’ Horns. Vol 14#3

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