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“’It is a journey that the pianist invites the listener to embark on," writes Alain Drouot, jazz journalist from Chicago. revealing a panorama of uncharted territories, the opener “yume” suggests that it will be well worth the trip.
Swiss pianist Stefan Aeby’s first solo piano recording is the product of three and half years of incubation and shows an understanding of what can be accomplished when taking advantage of a studio setting. whether composed or improvised, the pieces all have a common...

Stefan Aeby - Piano
André Pousaz - Bass
Michi Stulz - Drums

"The concert of the Stefan Aeby Trio at the Intakt Festival at Vortex Jazz Club in London 2017 was a highlight of live music in the capital that year. It made an emphatic statement on how improvisation transcends borders and underlined the strength of a new generation of players.
London journalist Kevin Le Genre writes: "Aeby, drummer Michi Stulz and double bassist André Pousaz make for an inherently contemporary propositi

Stefan Aeby: Piano
André Pousaz: Bass
Michi Stulz: Drums
“Acclaimed Swiss pianist and composer Stefan Aeby presents with his trio his debut on Intakt Records as a bandleader. His excellent new album "to the light" with bass player André Pousaz and drummer Michi Stulz has a clear, unique identity. The trio follows a free vision of minimal sound art, leaving space and time to react to each other, and to revel in the sounds.
Florian Keller writes in the liner notes: "To build their....

Aera were a long running German fusion band that recorded for the independent Erlkoenig label in the 70s and into the 80s. Their albums have been reissued and people are once again aware of their works. This however, is not a reissue - it's a collection of all previously unreleased material from 1973, which was very early in the band's life. At this early stage, they featured the keyboardist from 2066 and Then, which gives the group a bit more of a progressive rock sound, along with the jazzy/jazz-rock...

Aera were a long running German fusion band who recorded from the 70s and into the 80s. Even in the 80s, not a great time for fusion, they remained a quality outfit. This is from their earlier period together.

"Besides the SWF (German south-west.

Aera were a long running German fusion band who recorded from the 70s and into the 80s. Even in the 80s, not a great time for fusion, they remained a quality outfit.

"Five live tracks from 2 concerts and four tracks recorded in Bavarian Broadcast Corporation owned studio "Franken" "at Nuremberg". Aera played a lively jazz-rock dominated by soloist and sax and flute player Klaus Kreuzeder, based on powerful and clever keyboard playing all held together by amazing bass player Matz Steinke and...

"Betimes Black Cloudmasses is the highly-anticipated second album from Vincent De Roguin (Shora), Stephen O'Malley (SUNN0))), KTL), and Daniel O'Sullivan (Guapo). Like their genre and audience-confounding debut Deep In Ocean Sunk the Lamp of Light...

"Deep In Ocean Sunk The Lamp Of Light is the debut release from the trio of Stephen O'Malley (Sunn0))))), Daniel O'Sullivan (Guapo), and Vincent de Roguin (Shora). Taking its title from The Iliad, the music is deep, cosmic, and equally epic, completely...

"Hazel is the fifth record from Æthenor, the group of eclectic travelers that includes Stephen O'Malley (SunnO))), KTL), Daniel O'Sullivan (Guapo, Ulver, This is Not This Heat, Grumbling Fur, etc.), Kristoffer Rygg (Ulver), and Steve Noble (Brötzmann Trio, N.E.W.) Together they bring their considerable pedigrees into play with unexpected and original results. Contradicting expectations of a massive blow-out of sound, everyone plays with remarkable, effective restraint. Atmospheric and layered, this...

Originally released in 1970 on Vertigo. The sole album by much appreciated English band featuring the vocal skills of Linda Hoyle. A mixture of blues rock and jazz, compared to Julie Driscoll and Trinity. Includes eight bonus tracks."...

Reggae and beyond producer Adrian Sherwood, a white Englishman, is one of the most interesting music producers to emerge in the 1980's and beyond. He has done a lot of work, some of it quite 'normal' reggae, but the A.H.C. is a long running band/project..

"2010 marks the 30th anniversary of Adrian Sherwood's mighty On-U Sound imprint, and the next 12 months will see the label's busiest schedule of new releases in more than half a decade. Leading from the front comes Vision Of A Psychedelic Africa, the...

Another exciting unit out of the infamous Osaka underground rock scene. Close friends with the Boredoms and Acid Mothers Temple, Afrirampo is a bizarre duo of two twenty year old girls who sing and play guitar and drums like no one else. Scantily clad ...

George M Lowe- Guitar & Arrangements
Hector "Coco" Barez- Percussion
Brian Cruse- Bass
Scott Milstead- Drums & Percussion
John Lilley- Alto & Tenor Sax
Chris Sclafani- Baritone Sax
Chris Vasi- Guitar
Toby Whitaker- Trombone
Special Guests:
Suzi Fischer- Tenor Sax on Orisha
Lance Koehler- Extra percussion on Alemye

"Joking title aside, this is the debut studio album from Afro-Zen Allstars, a Richmond-based little big band playing the arrangements and

After Crying are a Hungarian classical rock band who use guitar, keyboards, trumpet, cello, bass, drums & vocals. Using influences such as "real" classical music, ELP, Frank Zappa, & Flarick, their sound is clean & the players are really quite amazing...

This is a collection of most of the 1984 album “Glass Tube”, which was After Dinner’s first album + some other stuff, plus 30’ of live material by this Japanese new music rock band, who predated the current huge interest in all things "Japan".
Characterized by leader Haco's vocals, this is subtly detailed, almost pastel, progressive Japanese music; they don’t sound like ANYBODY else!

“Can't say I've heard anything quite like this. Truly awesome in its presentation, it's hard not to want to...

This is a collection of most of the 1984 album “Glass Tube”, which was After Dinner’s first album + some other stuff, plus 30’ of live material by this Japanese new music rock band, who predated the current huge interest in all things "Japan".
Characterized by leader Haco's vocals, this is subtly detailed, almost pastel, progressive Japanese music; they don’t sound like ANYBODY else!

“Can't say I've heard anything quite like this. Truly awesome in its presentation, it's hard not to want to...

Neil Campell – classical and electric guitars, keyboards
Marty Snape – acoustic guitars, keyboards, electronics
Roger Gardiner – bass
Viktor Nordberg – drums
Perri Alleyne-Hughes – vocals on 8 & 9
Ian Cantwell & Mark Jones – vocals on 11

“Imagine if the world was almost destroyed and there were just a few survivors left. With the goal of building a new positive world from the wreckage of the past what sort of music would surviving musicians make?
After the Flood is a

Luís Lopes, electric guitar / Sei Miguel, (muted) pocket trumpet / Joe Giardullo, soprano and tenor saxophones / Benjamin Duboc, double bass / Harvey Sorgen drums.

"Considering the work done by each one of the musicians forming the band...

"An evolving local group with a cacophonous yet catchy approach..." – The New Yorker

“Afuche’s palpable onstage energy is key to the unique corner the band has carved for itself in the ever-saturated Brooklyn music scene.” - Jezebel....

“Recorded live at BLO-Ateliers, Berlin, June 28, 2017. Orion Congregation is a live recording that perfectly captures the palpable raw excitement of a particularly memorable evening, the concluding date of a series of packed concerts which took place in various venues around Berlin in June 2017. Led by Ahmed Ag Kaedy's entrancing guitar licks, which seamlessly merge blues and rock with the traditional "Assouf"-style of his homeland, the pace soon quickens as the band pick up the gauntlet...

This is a Swedish concept album influenced by Frank Zappa (and probably a fair amount of dope!) assembled by Magnus Andersson (vocals, piano, mellotron, synths), Morgan Agren (drums), Mats Oberg (co-lead vocals), Peter Adolfsson & Mikke Ronnkvist (guit...

Melt Banana is one of Japan's most powerful and popular punk bands and at the center of it is the stinging guitar of Agata. Here he steps out on a rare solo outing created especially for Tzadik. Showing an amazing range of interests, a prodigious techn...

This is another famous rarity and it happens to also be a very very nice folk/psych album.

“This is what I want from my psychedelic folk, dreamy fey hippie strumming music. It's great at that. Though, I gotta say a good half of it, is more '60s vocal pop than folky...It's real stars in your eyes niave hippie, which i love. It also really reminds me of folk rock like Lyme and Cybelle, that early Warren Zevon project.
Look if you like Fairport Convention, I'd stay away. IF you want Donovan...

This great album has been out of print for quite some time. If you have been meaning to pick this up on CD, but haven't yet, we have six copies in stock!...

The second of their 2 'official' studio albums released during their lifetime. Agitation Free were an instrumental, dual guitar oriented, somewhat 'jammy' oriented psychedelic/Krautrock outfit. In addition to the guitar, they are best known for giving the world synthesist/keyboardist Michael Hoenig.
For me, this is the best studio album...

The second of their 2 'official' albums released during their lifetime. Recommended and essential early 70s German progressive rock.
Agitation Free were an instrumental, dual guitar oriented, somewhat 'jammy' oriented psychedelic/Krautrock outfit. In addition to the guitar, they are best known for giving the world synthesist/keyboardist Michael Hoenig.
This adds bouzouki, mellotron, 12-string guitar to their twin guitar, "Krautrock meets the most out moments of the Grateful Dead" sound.

Agitation Free were an instrumental, dual guitar oriented, somewhat 'jammy' oriented psychedelic/Krautrock outfit. In addition to the guitar, they are best known for giving the world synthesist/keyboardist Michael Hoenig.
At their best, they combined spacey Krautrock with the most 'out' moments of the Grateful Dead at their most cosmic.
The band only managed to release two studio albums during their lifetime and a number of archival releases.
"Last" was a posthumous live release of 1973...

Back in print and back in stock. This is a winner!
The first of their 2 'official studio' albums released during their lifetime.
Agitation Free were an instrumental, dual guitar oriented, somewhat 'jammy' oriented psychedelic/Krautrock outfit. In addition to the guitar, they are best known for giving the world synthesist/keyboardist Michael Hoenig.
Some nice middle Eastern touches give this one the big thumbs up! This new edition includes a bonus, unreleased 15' live track and...

One of the greats of the Krautrock greats, their intertwining dual guitars with synths and rhythm section made them truly the intergalactic Grateful Dead. Nice to see that they are still burning and - based on this - burning brightly!...

Sophie Agnel, piano / John Edwards, double bass / Steve Noble, drums.

"Normally, a jazz piano trio is like a pyramid, with the pianist at the pointing top and both bassist and drummer on the left and right sides of the bottom. Not in the case...

Sophie Agnel-piano, Lionel Marchetti-electronics & tapes and Jrme Noetinger-electronics & tapes. An unusual improvised music session where two musique concrte composers work in a live situation with a improvising/jazz pianist. "The is an exciting encou...

Agora were a semi-obscure Italian jazz/rock band of the mid 1970s, who released two albums and then faded away. Their work was excellent quality Italian jazz rock ala Perigeo, Il Baricentro, Weather Report, etc. The band has gotten back together...

The first release on CD by this somewhat obscure Italian progressive fusion outfit, consisting of Fender Rhodes, guitar, soprano sax, bass and drums. There is also a little bit of vocals on this one. It's surprising that...

This is the latest album by the incredible slide guitarist Jimmy Agren, Morgan Agren’s brother and sometime collaborator.
This features a number of guests, including Mats AND Morgan, but mostly it’s Jimmy on slide guitar and all other instruments and vocals
. Theoretically, this is ‘blues rock’... I suppose. But while Jimmy IS an ace slide guitarist, his roots are the Magic Band, not Magic Sam (bada-bing!) and he is far too damaged of a player and a composer to fit neatly into the 12 bar thing...

"Jimmy Ågren, a young dude from the Land of the Midnight Sun, come to teach us a thing or two about American music and one of its great fallen leaders. Ågren has a fascination for taking standard blues rhythms and allowing them to mutate into something...

Morgan Ågren is one of the great drummers of our time. Best known for his work with Mats/Morgan Band, he's also a fine composer and musical thinker.

Since the mid 2000s, one of his interests have been to combine the intense jazz/rock stylings...

Morgan Ågren is one of the great drummers of our time. Best known for his work with Mats/Morgan Band, he's also a fine composer and musical thinker.

Since the mid 2000s, one of his interests have been to combine the intense jazz/rock stylings of the Mats/Morgan's earlier work with more contemporary technology, stylings and sounds (think 'beats' and 'electronica'); while those words might scare some folks reading this away, if you liked the sound of "Thanks For Flying With Us" and "[schack tati]"..

"Composed for symphony orchestra and Mats/Morgan Band.
It is very rare to have a full symphony orchestra perform your own original music. So I feel very fortunate that Norrland Operan’s symphony orchestra will perform this, my music, live with Mats/Morgan Band in October 2016.
While waiting for that, I decided to release this Morgchestra CD, which is partly a MIDI-programmed version of the music that will be performed by the real orchestra in October. I began composing for this project late 2015.

A supergroup consisting of Morgan Agren (Mats/Morgan) on drums), Trey Gunn (King Crimson) on Warr guitar and Henry Kaiser on guitar. Following on the heels of Morgan's album with Raoul Bjorkenheim and Bill Laswell, this is 11 tracks that range from 1...

One of the greats of an always great Swedish scene is the band Agusa; they manage to sound both modern and totally channel the spirit of the 70s at the same time. Highly recommended for progressive rock fans.

"Swedish psychedelic/progressive rock alchemists AGUSA present their third full-length album, and second for Laser’s Edge, simply titled Agusa.
The follow-up to 2015’s Agusa 2 (Två ) sees the AGUSA circle expanding their kaleidoscopic output which conjures images of nature and the...

''Klezmer, East European folk music, contemporary classical and Tuvan throat singing all came together in this astonishing music of Ahva Raba, one of the most original and distinctive Jewish groups based in contemporary Germany. With a repertory rangin...

"On Arrebato, their 8th album, Asheville's Ahleuchatistas embellish their trademark intensity with a more pensive and existential amble. These six pieces channel recollections of a natural kinship the band struck up with a number of communities they played to on an Iberian tour in early 2014. The resulting story threads together a suite of lyrical instrumentals showing a deepening meticulousness for structure—elastic and labyrinthine.

Spanish for "passionate outburst," Arrebato aptly evokes a...

Leaving audiences slack-jawed in amazement at South by Southwest, punk-rock dives across the USA and jazz festivals in Europe, the Ahleuchatistas and their unique, high-energy, instrumental, technical, undefinable trio music for guitar, bass and drums...

"Music doesn’t get much closer to the edge than this." –
Alternative Press

"...remarkably tight, with the ability to turn complicated and seemingly unrelated phrases on a dime." – NPR ...

Since their last release, Of the Body Prone, a lot has happened to Ahleuchatistas. Founding member, bassist Derek Poteat left the group and after a short tour with a different bassist (I saw that tour and it was amazing - as they always are)...

Ahleuchatistas are one of the greatest live bands working today. The insane and intense interplay between the 3 musicians on the stripped down line up of guitar/bass/drums is very unique and almost hard to believe unless you've actually seen them do it...

The below was obviously written by me a long time ago, when this album was first released and before our association with the group and also before the original, small label edition went out of print and Tzadik picked it up for reissue (in the "Full Force Composer Series" - yes, sir!) which includes bonus material. If you don't already own it, you've got no excuse now! But it does convey some of the amazement, excitement and stylistic confusion that this band gave to me upon stumbling across them with...

Third and best yet from this amazing instrumental, post-Beefheart, avant-technical, improv-core, math-metal, art-damage, punk-rock power trio from Asheville, NC.
Using the simple and classic skeleton of guitar, bass and drums, these three make powerful music that is undeniably 'rock' but is also undeniably much wider in musical influences than what one would imagine in such rock-based work.
For example, the opening song is Remember Rumsfeld at Abu Ghraib; of course we all know what that title...

This is one of the most life-changing albums that I have ever owned. Released in the west for the 1st time by Crammed in the mid 80s, it has been a part of my brain for 30 years.
Now it's remastered from the original tapes and expanded and better than ever.

"Recorded over a three-year period from 1975-1978 (though much of it was recorded in 1975), this is Ahmed's crowning work, a record so sublime, passionate and demanding, that numerous plays only hint at its greatness. Despite...

Classic 1970 Dutch psychedelic release, here given the uber-deluxe reissue treatment, including an entire disc of unedited material from the same sessions that produced the original album, as well as archival photos and new liner notes!...