Active for over 20 years, this Spanish sextet (vocals, guitars, keyboards, flute and recorder, electric bass and drums) use elements of 1970s progressive rock, Mediterranean & Celtic folk music and more to create a really nice sound that falls somewhere between aspects of Mike Oldfield's classic work and Flairck combined with the various folk influences.

I had the great pleasure of seeing them in 2004 and they put on a great performance. Possibly the best current Spanish 'progressive rock' band!..

"This is the second proper full-length album by Swedish super-group The Amazing. The Amazing fell far from the tree. A natural process: coming together through affection, then slowly crystallizing into a folk-rock-psych-pop-collective slowly pushing, bending, then playing with any preconceived notions of pop. When a band takes a name like The Amazing, they'd better have the chops to back it up. Happily, this Swedish outfit -- a collective headed by Reine Fiske and Johan Holmegard of neo-psych juggernauts...

"The eleven tracks on The Amazing's new album manage to stay just out of focus. Together, they refine the Swedish five piece's signature dreamlike soundscape, and cement the band's status as one of the decade's most consistently compelling acts.
Self-produced, and recorded at Buller & Bäng Studio in Stockholm, In Transit picks up right where 2016's acclaimed Ambulance left off. The songs expand on frontman/guitarist Christoffer Gunrup's gloomy, textured vision - gorgeous tones, fed through layers...

"Wait For A Light To Come features brand-new recordings of Swedish folk-rock-psych-pop perfection. Their 2009 debut album received unanimous critical acclaim worldwide. This follow-up is an all-encompassing sonic soundscape of groovy electric folk-rock, psychedelic pop and heavy jams. The core musicians in The Amazing are Christoffer Gunrup, Reine Fiske (who doubles as the lead guitar wizard in Dungen and who solos so furiously, it's as if something's trapped inside him that must be turned into melody...

“Hailing from Tennessee and now residing in New York, Zoh Amba is a 21 year-old tenor saxophonist who performs with a deep sense of spirituality and emotional power. Growing up in the mountains she practiced and played in the forest before continuing her studies in San Francisco and Boston. For her first CD she has chosen a fabulous quartet featuring her close friend, rising NYC star Micah Thomas on piano, and the formidable rhythm section of Thomas Morgan and Joey Baron. Hypnotic phrases, beautiful...

''One of the most extreme, passionate and fascinating recordings we've yet released. Formerly orthodox Hasidic students of Talmud and Tanya, thee two members of the Australian punk unit Phlegm have brought together influences from Boredoms and the Japa...

"Oren Ambarchi presents Live Knots, two live realizations of 'Knots,' the epic centerpiece of his 2012 album Audience of One. Built on the interplay between Ambarchi's swirling guitar harmonics and the metronomic pulse and shifting accents of Joe...

Oren has a lot of releases, but I thought that this one (along with his collaboration with Pinhas) was quite special AND it features some really interesting musical helpers as well!
Oren Ambarchi (guitars and percussion)
Thomas Brinkmann...

“Tenth anniversary reissue of this rhythmically churning one-man-band monster of an album, recorded in a single inspired studio session and originally released in 2012 on Editions Mego.
From the original Editions Mego press release:
"For anyone who still associates Oren Ambarchi exclusively with the clipped, bass-heavy tones of solo electric guitar works such as 'Suspension', this rhythmically churning one-man-band monster of an album-length piece might seem to come out of nowhere. However...

“Evolving the tactics of acclaimed Ambarchi works such as Quixotism, Hubris and Simian Angel, Oren invites an international all-star cast to dialogue with his guitar + triggers inventions. Intricate theme-and-variations build upon the staccato rhythms via expansive improvs from BJ Cole, Sam Dunscomb, Chris Abrahams, Jim O’Rourke and Julia Reidy. Magnetically compulsive!”

Oren Ambarchi - guitars & whatnot
Cyro Baptista - percussion & voice

“Simian Angel finds Oren Ambarchi renewing his focus on his singular approach to the electric guitar, returning in part to the spacious canvases of classic releases like Grapes From The Estate while also following his muse down previously unexplored byways. Reflecting Ambarchi's profound love of Brazilian music, Simian Angel features the remarkable percussive talents of Cyro Baptista, a key part of the Downtown scene who has.

"Oren Ambarchi is a composer and multi-instrumentalist experimenting in the dark trance-inducing worlds of ambient, industrial and electronic music. His newest collaborative project features the legendary percussionist/composer and mystic Z’EV in a...

A lost psych-folk band and release from the very early 1970s, which was completely forgotten until the early 2000s, when the material first was released on vinyl.

This is really great folk/prog/psych stuff, and, interestingly enough, features...

“Ambigram is an English term coined in 1986 by Douglas Hofstadter: “A calligraphic design that has two or more clear and distinct interpretations. The two readings are usually generated through the change of point of view that can be obtained through rotations and symmetries or other expedients "(Wikipedia)
Never was a "more appropriate” definition to introduce to the world the release of their eponymous debut album. Ambigram, is a new super - band composed by leading musicians who had very deep...

“Gyedu-Blay Ambolley was born on the 11th Street in Sekondi, Ghana 72 years ago. On the cover photo, on the right side, is the house of his birth, which was also his parental home. The Ghanaian legend's latest release 11th Street, Sekondi shows off a pride in his heritage, and his honed talent for mixing highlife with other. 11th Street, Sekondi is his 31st album since his debut in 1973. The charismatic stage personality, no stranger to mixing humor into his music and who has performed alongside...

This is 'just' clarinet, bass and drums tackling the Monk songbook. They really get into it and pull out a lot and the fact that they don't use piano means that you can listen to what they do with the compositions and not make any comparisons with any...

Jean-Luc Guionnet alto saxophone / Clayton Thomas, double bass / Will Guthrie, drums

"The 'saxophone trio' pioneered by Sonny Rollins in the mid 50's, was taken as the format of choice by the leading saxophone players of the 70's. The removal...

Amerkhanian has played a major role in presenting new music in the US for over 20 years & he himself is a leading composer of electro-acoustic, text-sound music, about whom the Village Voice said ''he ranks with Franz Liszt & Henry Cowell as the great ...

Cornelius Cardew: Piano, Cello, Transistor Radio
Lou Gare: Tenor Saxophone, Violin
Eddie Prevost: Percussion
Keith Rowe: Electric Guitar, Transistor Radio
Lawrence Sheaff: Cello, Accordion, Clarinet, Transistor Radio

Originally recorded and released in 1966, this has long been considered one of the early high-watermarks of contemporary improvised music/sound.
AMM were one of the first completely non-idiomatic free improvising ensembles, and this was their very first releas

Newly reissued after being unavailable for years, and now with a bonus track.

Ricardo Castro Varela-Hammond organ, piano, electric piano, Moog
Alberto Villarroya Lopez-bass, guitars, Moog, electric piano
Pablo Anon-alto sax
Pablo Anon-alto sax
Dubi Baamonde-flute & tenor sax
Ruben Salvador-trumpet, flugelhorn
Fernando Lamas-drums

Amoeba Split are a Spanish, progressive jazz/rock band with heavy Canterbury-scene influences. They won a lot of friends with thei

Christian Lillinger: Drums
Petter Eldh: Bass
Wanja Slavin: Saxophone
Peter Evans: Trumpet
"You are gonna love this quartet", writes American journalist Kevin Whitehead. "This quartet was preceded by the Starlight trio of the Berlin players Christian Lillinger, Petter Eldh and Wanja Slavin, but Peter Evans is obviously a full partner in a new band. He brought some prime material, and shows uncanny range. His improvising is airy and abstract, tuneful, and tinged with the blues. His lines..

This is the first-ever CD issue taken from the original OHR stereo masters.

"Ohr present a reissue of Amon Düül's Paradieswärts Düül, originally released in 1971. In 1968, the Münchner Kommune, formed in 1967, had applied to Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser, the organizer of the Essen Songtage, for a gig there. When the Düüls arrived in Essen, already two bands of this name in the meantime, since three members had split off and now called themselves Amon Düül II. Paradieswärts Düül was released in 1971, it's...

“The Amorphous Androgynous return with the symphonic, 40-minute prog space-rock concept album We Persuade Ourselves We Are Immortal. The album contains 5 epic parts, featuring the legendary Peter Hammill (the Van Der Graaf Generator) on vocals alongside a host of musicians including: Paul Weller (piano and guitar), Ray Fenwick (Spencer Davis Group/Ian Gillan) on lead guitar, Brian Hopper (Caravan/Soft Machine) on sax. The Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir and a 25-piece live orchestral string section round...

“Here's a reissue of the eponymous first album by a classically influenced (think Bach and Beethoven) krautrock outfit, originally issued in 1974 by the Spiegelei imprint.
The music is full of angst, weird psychedelic elements, mind bending space rock moves and surprising twists, and will be of interest to fans of The Nice and Egg.”

Amos Key are one of the more obscure 'one shot' German bands from the early 70s. The group consisted of Thomas Molin-keyboards, vocals; Andreas M. Gross-bass, vocals; Lutz Ludwig-drums.

These great sounding radio recordings predate their album..

"The French trio Amphyrite was from Villefranche-sur-Saône, a town close to Lyon. They played an entirely instrumental progressive rock with electric guitar, bass, and drums, which reminds a bit of the early Guru Guru. Their sound, not calm and...

This is the limited edition media-book edition that includes a 28 page booklet by this UK post-rock/post-progressive/spacerock ensemble who are rapidly gaining a lot of fans as well as plaudits for their releases.

This release is by a Japanese duo that Soleil Zeuhl discovered. Yoshiyuki plays keyboards/synths/programming and Yoshihiro Yamaji plays guitar and bass. All of the drums are programmed, but they do a very good job of it, and this excellent debut does not suffer from 'canned band syndrome'.

"Amygdala is a Japanese band, heavily Zeuhl-influenced (much more on the UZ side than Magma, I'd say), with that RIO edge that seems to be the landmark of the greatest Japanese bands of these last few years...

“Post Arcadium psychedelic folk masterpiece, lost since 1969, just one original acetate LP exists, valued at £7000+, the lp has an intense pagan mood and deals with themes of alienation, notably in “Outsider”, it sounds very similar to Comus with flutes, violins but replaces the insanity of Comus with dark folked out melancholia.
Short at 24 minutess. Quite possibly the finest prog-folk lp ever made, with songwriting and lead vocal by Miguel Sergides who crafted the psych lp masterpiece by Arcadium...

"Packaged in a deluxe gatefold LP style Important jacket with printed inner sleeve. Anahita is Tara Burke (Fursaxa) and cellist Helena Espvall (Espers). Tara recently showed up on Important as part of the duo of Tau Emerald with Sharron Kraus...

“The first album by this Israeli band is a journey full of colors and emotions, a music that is mix of great melodies incorporated with complex structures... with a brilliant result!
Male and female vocals with some interplay that reminds the great classics like Gentle Giant and Genesis but with a new modern approach. Easy and complex at the same time. A new way to hear progressive rock!”
Ray Livnat - vocals
Ayala Fossfeld - vocals
Erez Aviram – piano and keyboards...

"Analogy are undisputedly among the classic bands of German rock. Their only LP is valued at around US$1400 in prime condition. The magnificent title track "Analogy", from which the band took its name and which is included in the present selection...

"Ancient Grease is a clever moniker for a band, although Strawberry Dust were rather baffled to find themselves so named on their 1970 debut album, Women and Children First. Dust's reputation as a rousing live act was already cemented by several years...

"The hypnotic 11-minute instrumental track builds slowly from distant, shuddering atmospherics to an imposing sound that is at once monolithic and spacious."-The Wall Street Journal

This is an album of ambient guitar wizardry from J.R. Bohannon..

This is a remixed, remastered and re-jiggered version of a long out of print Rock Progressivo Italiano release from 1995.

“The Ancient Veil was an Eris Pluvia offshoot band, found in 1992 and led by guitarist/singer Alessandro Serri and flute/sax player Edmondo Romano.The next year the duo produced the demo tape ''Morning after'' and mid-90's finds them at their creative peak.
Having signed with Mellow Records, The Ancient Veil covered the song ''The lamia'' for the Mellow Records'....

“After receiving numerous awards for the previous live album "Rings of earthly ... Live" of 2018, we have decided to complete this live path with a new album, which contains mainly the acoustic performances of Ancient Veil, then the versions performed in concert in trio, with the inclusion of some particular songs with the full band.
The CD therefore collects eleven pieces performed live in three different concerts.
Seven pieces are performed in an acoustic trio composed by Alessandro Serri...

Modern progressive rock/post-rock/what-have-you. They even sample a Soft Machine album! Mars Volta haven't done that yet! These are cut-outs, hence the cheap price and they are heavily cut.

" ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead have always been an ambitious, and difficult to place, band. They're too earnest and fond of grand gestures to fit in with most of the indie rock world, but too arty and obscure to jell with most emo's heart-on-sleeve directness. On Worlds Apart, they remain hard...

Trevor Anderies - Drums
Alina Roitstein - Voice
Gregory Uhlmann - Guitar
Emilio Terranova - Bass
Andrew Conrad - Tenor Sax / Clarinet

"Where the other was a thoughtful expression of the place where hard bop and avant-garde meet, his newest sees him growing more nuanced and increasingly diverse with this mix of modern and classic jazz, folk, and pop." — Dave Sumner, Bird Is The Worm

"The creative winds of original music are once again blowing from Los Angeles. Composer..

"Box set in ECM’s acclaimed Old & New Masters series reintroduces Arild Andersen’s first three leader dates for the label – “Clouds In My Head”, “Shimri”, and “Green Shading Into Blue”. Recorded between 1975 and 1978, none of these albums has...

"Live recording of Arild Andersen’s exciting new trio, playing in Oslo’s Belleville club and at the Drammen Theatre, spurred on by an enthusiastic crowd. Apart from Duke Ellington’s “Prelude To A Kiss”, played with much feeling by Tommy Smith, the music..

"Arild Anderson was born in Norway in 1945 and has long been one of Europes leading bass players. He began his career as a member of Jan Garbarek Quartet, and playing in the local rhythm section in Oslo for visiting American musicians. He has recorded 21 albums."

Arild Andersen (double-bass, electronics)
Clive Bell (Thai mouth organ, shakuhachi, pi saw, shinobue)
Mark Wastell (percussion, shruti box)

“This genre defying trio release their debut offering, Tales Of Hackney. Quick to capture the energy and undeniable empathy of their celebrated live performances at Cafe OTO on September 24, 2017, the troika reconvened the following day for an intense ten-hour east London studio session. The beguiling, often meditative results see Andersen deploy his

"File under "Yes." When this version of the band couldn't obtain rights to the name, they put their album out under their combined names, but it's still Yes by any other name. Jon Anderson's tenor wails through spacy lyrics, Rick Wakeman constructs cathedrals of synthesized sound, Steve Howe rips high-pitched guitar leads, and Bill Bruford makes his drums sound like timpani..."-AllMusic

Chad Anderson - drums
Warren Smith - vibraphone
Barry Stephenson - bass
Zoh Amba - tenor saxophone, flute

Drummer, Chad Anderson’s latest release, Mellifluous Excursions: Where You At Vol.1, transports the listener through a dynamic set of improvised compositions that weave together aural stories, soundscapes, and spoken word. The music presented on this release celebrates the high-energy, democratic spirit of improvised music, speaks to cultural and political awareness, and...

Fred Anderson-sax
Toshinori Kondo-trumpet, electronics
Tatsu Aoki-double bass
Hamid Drake-drums

“The Velvet Lounge was a door that Fred Anderson opened continuously for decades, an access point through which the human soul could enter and explore the organization and chaos of the cosmos. Through this door the spirits outside also came into our little system. When the exchanges happened, it made a sound of joy, like el: those of us who weren't there are lucky that recording devices...

"Always fond of conceptual storytelling, Ian Anderson goes himself one better with his latest prog-folk-metal concept album. The 15 songs of Homo Erraticus inhabit not one but two metafictional layers. The Gerald Bostock character, hero/anti-hero of the seminal Jethro Tull album Thick as a Brick and its recent sequel Thick as a Brick 2, is back again, having now discovered a manuscript left behind in the 1920s by a malaria-ridden old British soldier delightfully named Ernest T. Parritt...