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Argentinian guitarist/composer Rodolfo studied with Argentinian masters, such as Ginastera, Baptist and others. He worked in the fusion and progressive field and even spent 10 years in New York with his band Southern Exposure. He returned to Buenos...

A lot of folks have been waiting for this one and finally it is here! The band is a duo of two keyboardist/multi-instrumentalists:
Fabrice “Chfab” Chouette: keyboards, guitars voice, recorder, whisting, percussion
Patrick “Paskinel” Dufour...

Second excellent prog / symphonic release with some light avant touches and also some light Canterbury touches as well.

Fabrice "Chfab" Chouette / guitar, keyboards, synth
Patrick "Paskinel" Dufour / keyboards, synth, drums programming
Frédéric Chaput / electric & acoustic guitars, bass, keyboards, synth, percussion
With:
Jean-Luc Payssan / guitar (4)
Eric Rebeyrol / cornet (1,4)
Thierry Payssan / piano (1,3,4)

"Second episode for this French ensemble that ha

I love this album; do you love pedal steel guitar and/or Astor Piazolla? If so, you will love it too!

“It’s wholly fitting that this questing US pedal steel guitarist has chosen to interpret the nuevo tango of Astor Piazzolla on her latest longplayer. The late Argentinean composer presided over a revolution in traditional music by emphasising elements of improvisation, dissonance and counterpoint, while Alcorn seeks the total liberation of her instrument, away from the stifling confines of...

“Housed in a DVD-sized digipak; limited, numbered edition of 500.
In the '80s, Alésia Cosmos was one of those pioneering groups that invented a handful of things: uprooted electro, pop-shifted, funk. With some synths, rhythm boxes, magnetic tapes, crazy guitars, and hallucinated voices, AC rocked the underground for four years, with two albums, playing live in France and Europe. The dazzling epic of the magic combo has become legendary in the margin of new European music.
Their first LP...

Ralph Alessi, trumpet / Ravi Coltrane, saxophone / Andy Milne, piano / Drew Gress, double bass / Mark Ferber, drums

This is a great release, with excellent performances and a lot of drama; the music swings, but it often doesn't go where you.

This is a high-quality pirate edition of two never-reissued, very obscure Krautrock rarities, with ties to Can.

"His first two LPs from 1974 and 1976 on one CD, complete and with all original jacket artwork and lyrics. Now performs as Alex...

A native of the underground Seattle scene who moved to New York in 1993, Aaron Alexander has performed with many of the greatest groups in the new Jewish Renaissance, from the Klezmatics to Hasidic New Wave, Klezmer Madness, Klezmerfest, Babkas, Klez-J...

I just caught up to these guys (this is their 3rd album), but how I survived without knowing about them is beyond me. Take Gutbucket, Curlew, Jean-Louis, Doctor Nerve and put that agressive, electric jazz sound in the cauldron that is the great music...

Amazing! Finally the 27 year old 2nd album by this great Swedish progressive/space outfit. Unlike their classic first, this is more of a spacerock album, with hard-driving bass, drums, guitar & violin, in addition to the flute, mellotron/moog/organ...

Legendary cosmic CD from Sweden. ''Electronics, folk instruments, voice & other vibrations combine to make this a real space out. A truly unearthly work.'' A great, great pyschedelic/progressive disc, along the lines of early Amon Dl II, Ash Ra Tempel...

Algernon are one of Chicago's fastest rising young bands. They have a great post-rock/avant-progressive/modern progressive, instrumental sound. They feature a unique line-up of dual guitars, vibes, bass and drums. The band is led by guitarist and...

Algernon were a very excellent Chicago avant/post-rock quintet consisting of two guitars (one guitarist also played synths), vibes, bass and drums. They released three album, the final one, Ghost Surveillance, on Cuneiform in 2010.
This very excellent and very fun live document of the band between 2008-2010 features two unreleased songs and powerful live versions of songs from their albums.
"Algernon "Live" delivers the off-the-rails energy and sophisticated interplay of an Algernon live...


Martin Küchen saxophones / Thomas Johansson trumpet / Mats Äleklint trombone / Jon Rune Strøm double bass / Tollef Østvang drums.

"The Scandinavian contributions for the present status of that music called jazz are no longer possible to dismiss..

This is Dan Britton's latest project, something he is doing in addition to Deluge Grandeur and Birds and Buildings. This is very different than either of those projects and is a very proggy folk/prog release, based on songs and singing. 10 musicians...

Last chance to pick this up, as Fallout have gone bust. Last copies and available at a bargain price!

"This mellow collection of communal U.S. hippie folk was recorded in 1968 and went undiscovered for decades. Featuring male and female vocals, str

All Traps On Earth is the long, long gestating solo project by Anglagard bassist Johan Brand.
The most obvious influence is Anglagard, but there’s also darker tones, ala Goblin & even Shub Niggurath and Present at their most ‘symphonic’ and very complex interlocking musical work ala Gentle Giant. Definitely a symphonic rock winner! ...


Allegri Leprotti are an Italian 70s band who played on stages along with Stormy Six and Picchio dal Pozzo, as well as participating in Italy's R.I.O. movement, although they never recorded at the time. You can hear elements of Frank Zappa and...


For my money, this 1964 ESP album is a minor 60s free-jazz classic. Byron Allen was introduced to ESP by Ornette Coleman, and this, his only recording until a 2nd album appeared 15 years later, is very much in the Ornette trio vein, although not as...

“Playbax Method
stage one:
certain rhythm tracks copied from mastertape of new york gong lp are cut into various multiples of bar lengths and spliced into loops which are then replayed onto playbax master into organised sequences/loop contructs:
stage two:
construct suggest fresh themes and treatments”

One of Daevid's better 1980's albums (this) was designed with a rich skien of background tapes over which he played live guitar.
I saw the tour he did based around the...

Now this is an interesting one, as it consists of the earliest surviving recordings (1967-1969) by Daevid and musicians after he ended up in Paris when he was denied re-entry into the UK following Soft Machine's summer sojourn to France. This was previously released, about 20 years ago, on a tiny French label and has been unavailable ever since. Not for the casual fan, but fairly essential for (a) Daevid fans, (b) psychedelia collectors and (c) fans of 'stoned hippie fuckery'.

"In the weeks...

Canterbury history lesson 101: Before Soft Machine and Caravan, there were the Wildeflowers. But even before the Wildeflowers there was the Daevid Allen Trio. This document of one of their very, very few performances, at the Marquee Club as part...

“Double CD of live acoustic gigs with Didier and the all female band; This is in fact a recording of Daevid Allen's Invisible Opera Company Of Tibet during the band's European tour, released under Allen's name only.
These CDs are drawn from two concerts: Daevid's first major gigs in London at the Tabernacle in Nottinghill Gate and in France at Toulon, which was also Daevid's first encounter with Didier Malherbe (Bloomdido Bad de Grasse) since the heady Gong days of '74/'75.
Some of these...

This is a solo album from the period when Daevid was living in Australia and working solo. It was designed around Daevid's guitar and voice and some taped accompaniment from guests; it's also one of the earliest Voiceprint releases...

This is both of two albums that joined Daevid with multi-instrumentalist Kramer.
I saw one of their shows and they worked really great together. Kramer put a little bit of edge into Daevid's whimsy, but it was also really clear that both musicians really liked each others' work, despite the apparent differences in style and approach.
Both of these collaborations are some of the best of Daevid's 90s work, I think.

"This album represents the final album from legendary Daevid Allen, one of the most innovative music artists to emerge from this planet! Daevid Allen Weird Quartet is a recording project bringing together Daevid Allen, founder of The Soft Machine and Gong, with Don Falcone of Spirits Burning, Michael Clare of Daevid Allen's University of Errors, and drummers Trey Sabatelli (The Tubes) and Paul Sears (The Muffins). Elevenses is the second album by this band, following 2005's DJDDAY, which was released...

"Geri Allen's earlier 2006 album, Zodiac Suite: Revisited, a fine effort recorded under the banner of the Mary Lou Williams Collective, celebrated the legendary pianist by rescuing one of her major works from obscurity. On Timeless Portraits and Dreams Allen widens her scope, as she is wont to do, to bridge jazz, spirituals, and classical music. She performs lyrical solo pieces and jazz classics, demonstrates the art of the trio with Miles Davis alumni Ron Carter and Jimmy Cobb, backs the exceptional...

Great price on a great collection of music. This includes 48 tracks from his 1st five releases. Lots of originals (including early original classics like "Parchman Farm" and "Young Man Blues"), but it's the covers that show where Mose was coming from...

"This album and its companion first set prove that Warren Haynes of Government Mule was the best possible choice to take the Duane spot. Haynes shines all over this album, not in displaying his own style to the detriment of the great spirit of the Allmans but in synergizing with Betts and the rest of the group towards the greater goal of re-capturing the magical Allman's spirit.
He channels the spirit so well, he gets the rest of the band to remember what they were all about and feel it that much...

Still a fine album, but the band was reeling from the blow of Duane Allman’s death so soon after the success of Live At The Fillmore East....

“A tribute to the dearly departed Duane, Eat a Peach rambles through two albums, running through a side of new songs, recorded post-Duane, spending a full album on live cuts from the Fillmore East sessions, then offering a round of studio tracks Duane completed before his death. On the first side, they do suggest the mellowness of the Dickey Betts-led...

“The first two Allman Brothers Band albums, The Allman Brothers Band (1969) and Idlewild South (1970), stalled commercially, but their 1971 live release, At Fillmore East, represented an artistic and commercial breakthrough. The album, featuring extended renderings of 'In Memory of Elizabeth Reed', 'You Don't Love Me' and 'Whipping Post', is considered by many to be among the best live albums ever made.
Released in July 1971, the record would be the last to feature lead guitarist Duane Allman, who...

“In 1969 prog also had its first cries in Italy. Among the very first Italian Prog groups that had a record contract with a major, there were the Alluminogeni. It was 69 and the major was Fonit Cetra, already home of the New Trolls who also opened in the Osanna in 71.
It was the daughter of the Zanoletti Record Company of Fonit Cetra to recommend the name Alluminogeni, ingeniously combining the name of the leader of the group, Patrizio Alluminio, with the "hallucinogens" particularly in sight in...

Patrizio Alluminio was the keyboard player for the trio Alluminogeni. Their brand of Italian classical rock was in the same vein as the other similar trios - Le Orme, The Trip etc and is recommended to fans of this genre. In addition to the music, you ...

Tobias Klein alto saxophone, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet
Gonçalo Almeida double bass
Martin van Duynhoven drums

“The trio of Gonçalo Almeida, Martin van Duynhoven and Tobias Klein may present itself as a synthesis of «all kinds of adventurous music of the last 50 years» and that is true, but one in special comes immediately to mind when we listen to them: the influence they put to work of the original free jazz. “Live at the Bimhuis” includes two Ornette Coleman pieces...

Tobias Klein, alto saxophone, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet / Gonçalo Almeida, double bass / Martin van Duynhoven, drums.
"You could say that “Vibrate in Sympathy” is one more item in the present focus on acoustic improvisation. Or you could say this is one more example of the particular jazz brand you find in the Dutch scene. Both judgments are not really true. The musicians involved have their own individual personalities and they don’t represent any organized tendencies. Two of them...

Almendra are considered one of the founding fathers of the Argentinian rock scene. This was their debut record from late 1969 and is a fun and well done rock/hard rock album of the period with some nice progressive touches and many wah-wah guitars! "Th...


"Alog's fifth album was recorded in a wide range of spaces and places -- from recordings of Dag-Are Haugan and Espen Sommer Eide as street musicians in San Francisco while touring, to scavenging old collections of 78 rpm records in the mining town of...

"First new recording in a decade from Ukraine-born Misha Alperin, whose last two ECM discs, “Night” and “At Home” were both recorded in 1998. This newest album of solos, duos and trios picks up the productive association with German cellist Anja...


Classic Italian one-shot that originally featured an amazing triple fold-out cover of a dove of peace dropping bombs out of its stomach, which is replicated here. "The self-titled Alphataurus album was one of my earliest ventures into the world...

Alphataurus were one of the (many) great 'one and done' Italian symphonic rock band and one of the most fondly remembered; once you have seen it, who could forget the amazing triple-gatefold 'Dove of War' lp jacket and the equally amazing music...

Alphataurus produced one of the great Italian one-shot releases of the early 70s encased in an amazing triple-fold sleeve. Amazingly here they are in 2010, performing all the material from that album plus material from their never-completed second...

Alphataurus were one of the (many) great 'one and done' Italian symphonic rock band and one of the most fondly remembered; once you have seen it, who could forget the amazing triple-gatefold 'Dove of War' lp jacket and the equally amazing music....

''Imagine a classical composer writing a gothic symphony for a multi-faceted electronic musician, who in concert was aided by Mayan musicians, a haunting, often operatic singer, & a psychic intermittently channeling the spirits of the dead - that pretty much sums up this fascinating album.''- Goldmine.

“Atmospheric, evolving, intricate and layered; a suite of fine compositions and carefully crafted sounds. Consistent creation of another place, another time.”

''Imagine a classical composer writing a gothic symphony for a multi-faceted electronic musician, who in concert was aided by Mayan musicians, a haunting, often operatic singer, & a psychic intermittently channeling the spirits of the dead - that pretty much sums up this fascinating album.''- Goldmine.

“Atmospheric, evolving, intricate and layered; a suite of fine compositions and carefully crafted sounds. Consistent creation of another place, another time.”

This reissues the 1st and 2nd albums (from 1972 and 1973 and their best) by this six piece Dutch progressive rock sextet. Consisting of vocals, guitars, piano/organ, saxes/flute, bass and drums. Lots of excellent instrumental passages, and good singing...