unclassifiable, original music, and impossible to define in simple terms...

It will be useful to have a location and a thread about music we love without being able to describe it by a conventional tag:




My first example , Revolutionary Army of the Infant Jesus - The Gift of Tears :



A third, Stephan Micus - Garden Of Mirrors

He composer sing here in a languag3e he creat3ed for all his albums , more than 20...Alll interesting on ECM ...



Stephan Micus - Desert Poems - The Horses of Nizami





You might get more response to this thread on the 'Music' category than here on the 'Misc-Audio' one....

Sometimes a very new instrument creation is impossible to describe, we must listen ...

M.Theremin playing his own creation :


Leon Teremin is a Russian inventor, best known for the invention of "Theremin vox", one of the first electric musical instruments (1920.), which is also the only instrument that can be played without any touch, by influencing with the hands the electromagnetic field created by the instrument.


This fascinating music is from a seer named Gurdjieff, it is played on piano  and written inspired by near eastern melody...

Alain Kremsky recording is audiophile and very good, this is my prefered album but the six albums are all stunning and meditative and rythmically  well spoken for the soul :


Iegor Reznikoff is a well-known specialist in ancient music/early Christian chant and acoustic archaeology, with an interest in prehistoric caves and Romanesque and Gothic churches. His work — encompassing architectural and corporal resonance, sound therapy, ethnomusicology, and ancient music practices — is credited with helping to create a new concepts and approaches in sound anthropology.

Reznikoff earned a degree in mathematics from the University of Paris in 1966, subsequently serving as a professor and lecturer in the field at universities throughout France. He gave his first concerts in the field of ancient Christian chant in 1975, and today is particularly noted for his unique interpretation of the Gregorian chant. He has also worked extensively on resonance in Palaeolithic caves and caverns, as well as in that of modern edifices. In the field of sound therapy, he explores the human singing voice as a means of addressing certain pathologies.

Reznikoff has given concerts and performed at international music festivals on ancient music and music of oral traditions throughout Europe, the US, and Japan. A professor in the philosophy department of the University of Paris X (Nanterre), he has also guest lectured in several prestigious conservatories and religious communities. He had the honour of singing before the Dalai Lama in Zurich in 1991, and in the Shinto ceremonies for the millennium festivities in Kyoto in the year 2000, as well as in exceptional architectural sites such as the Temple of Apollo in Delphos, Greece and in the Basilica of Saint Francis in Assisi, Italy.

Here an example of the recreated old christian way of singing, mesmerizing and mantraic,  BEFORE the standardization reform by Gregory the great :

Le chant du Thoronet - Iégor Reznikoff


Here by Reznikoff a recreation of the resonant singing in cave by prehistoric humanity painting in the wall and singing ;




Un des instruments tres difficile a maitriser et impossible a decrire tellement sa sonorité chantante est unique

Mon album prefere de sarangi :

Sultan Khan Raga Yaman


The father of experimetal acoustic and created  cymatics a new science in itself ...


he also created the crystal organ :

Listen to its french translation :


Wikipedia :

Ernst Florens Friedrich Chladni (UK: /ˈklædni/, US: /ˈklɑːdni/, German: [ɛʁnst ˈfloːʁɛns ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈkladniː]; 30 November 1756 – 3 April 1827) was a German physicist and musician. His most important work, for which he is sometimes labeled as the father of acoustics, included research on vibrating plates and the calculation of the speed of sound for different gases.[1] He also undertook pioneering work in the study of meteorites and is regarded by some as the father of meteoritics.[2


Van Dyke Parks comes to mind. He doesn't have a website, but his Wikipedia write-up will give you his outline.

Lately I've been devoted to abstract bands such 

Atrax Morgue and Zoviet France. They are of a distinctive styles, but both into dark ambient.

I was also fascinated by album of well known Jim O'Rourke "I'm Happy and I'm Singing and 1,2,3,4"

Here are some interesting instruments (simple YT search).

My favorite is the more common dulcimer type instrument (# 3 in the first link I think) due to the music choice and the musician). 








I love this idea, mahgister, thanks for the cool topic.

In the late ‘60s, a group of young men in Cologne, Germany from musical backgrounds entailing work as conductor for Vienna Symphony, tutelage of Karlheinz Stockhausen, modern avant-garde collaborations with Steve Reich, La Monte Young, Terry Riley and Manfred Schoof, but a nascent excitement and inspiration from the work of James Brown, the Velvet Underground, and Sly and the Family Stone, formed a band called Can.  
Few if any bands exemplify the term “unclassifiable music” better than Can.  
The line between choreography and improvisation and is consistently blurred, thusly a unique song structure defines their work, the rhythmic invention and juxtaposition of disparate sounds, attitudes and musical forms is constant.  
To my ears and mind, some of the most thrilling artistic ambiguity I’ve experienced occurs on Can records from ‘68 to ‘74.

Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band.  
Try to explain this music.  
With endless subversions of commonly accepted harmony, percussion and song structure in popular music, Don Van Vliet provides not only unique vocals but incomparably complex lyrics and an utterly incomparable point of view of seemingly everything one associates with popular music.  
Awe-inspiring, thrilling and delightful.

The album Lumpy Gravy by Frank Zappa has music that sounds something like the Hawaii Five-0 theme, bizarre (often hilarious - ‘I HEAR YOU’VE BEEN HAVING TROUBLE WITH PIGS AND PONIES!!’ ‘mErRY gO rOuNd, mErRY gO rOuNd, do-doo-doo-doo-Doo…doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo…and they call that ‘going your thing’…oh, yeah? THAT’s what ‘doing your thing’ is…’) spoken word, violent tape editing, lush and gorgeous orchestral music, music that sounds like Danny Elfman, music that sounds like a warped, twisted Dixieland Jazz, musique concrète, and profusions of completely uncategorizable music and sound.




Mongolian Heavy Metal.

This is certainly something I had no idea existed, but I find it strangely hypnotic.


Interesting video.... The world is one it seems , mongolian heavy metal....😁😊


....my playlist....is the other end....(ends, actually)....of the spectrums.....

"Can you dance to it?"  Purrrhaps....

"Will it put me to sleep?"  Comatose is more accurate, in some aspects....

"Is ripping off my clothing a possibility?"  As long as I don't have to watch, unless I've got the rights to the videos....

Then, sign here, and have@it.... Any damage will be your response and abilities...

@mahgister .... Now, Mongoloid Hvy. Mental....

THAT....I've got...;)

Chat GTP just told me to go away....

"Not logical in any fashion...."

WhwhwhwhaWhat!?  You expected sense from the sentient?! *sheesh*  Plugging your synapse state simulations, is I? 

Yo' mama is a remote with leaky batteries, springhead....

Your cretin creators were doing LSdee while you were a Pong bar box, sucking quarters....fuelish fabrickroll....

Something older and odd that I have not listed to in a long time (until I found the following link on YT).




Thanks, very surprising indeed and i like it...It is the only disco album i will get ... 😊


Something older and odd that I have not listed to in a long time (until I found the following link on YT).




it is very surprizing instrument...

I prefer non amplified instrument...😁

Once this is said the sound is interesting...😊




How about some daxophone, from Hans Reichel?

Hans Reichel

I have one of his discs very interesting. This one is a bit jazzy but definitely it’s own sound.

Lubomyr Melnyk made some interesting pieces although his newer material is more new age. Continuous music theory and many notes.

Lubomyr Melnyk - Wave Lox

Harry Partch and New Band also did quite a bit of instrument invention and also there is this guy who made some fun stuff.

Strange Musical Instruments

Then there is the nightmare machine very cool.

Nightmare Machine

An interesting electronic sound world from 1975

Bernard Parmegiani- De Natura Sonorum

And fall into the musique concrete with Luc Ferrari

Luc Ferrari - Petite Symphony

thanks for the links.