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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...

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..

“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..

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.


“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...

"The first official album for ANACONDIA, prog-band from Milan with an excellent RPI sound.
“L’Orizzonte degli Eventi” contains seven tracks with different atmospheres, each characterized by superb quality of composition: from heavy-prog parts to melodic moments, from emotional prog-folk ballads to psychedelic-Floyd movement (the grand finale of “Il Colore dell’Aria” with a nice saxophone) . Sometimes the sound of ANACONDIA can remind LA MASCHERA DI CERA, projected from ’70 to ’90 years...

"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...

"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


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...

Blue Winter is a milestone achievement in the great career of one of the stalwarts of the tenor saxophone, Fred Anderson. An exponent of the illustrious Chicago heavyweight tenor tradition that includes his contemporaries Gene Ammons, Johnny Griffin, ...

"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...

"Fledg'ling Records reissues Stereo Death Breakdown by Ian Anderson's Country Blues Band, a lost gem of the British blues scene of the 1960s -- remastered from the original tapes, including two contemporary bonus tracks. At the height of the British...

"The Secret Language of Birds is Ian Anderson's third solo album, but the first to specifically highlight his melodic skill and guitar prowess on a set of folk-inspired songs.
While his second effort, 1995's Divinities, was a move in the right direction and a sonic precursor to the set at hand, it still was held back by its conscious decision to downplay Anderson's obvious acoustic heritage for a more classical bent. But sometimes the obvious is what works best, and Jethro Tull fans were pleased to...

This set includes Jethro Tull's main-man Ian Anderson and his current band performing the still quite brilliant Thick As A Brick and the good follow-up, Thick As A Brick 2.

"Jethro Tull's famous concept album Thick As A Brick was originally...

“1000 Hands: Chapter One is the fifteenth studio album by English singer-songwriter and musician Jon Anderson. The album originates from sessions that Anderson had been recording in Big Bear, California, with Brian Chatton in around 1990. Chatton wrote most of the music, played keyboards and also sang. Anderson asked his then Yes bandmates Chris Squire and Alan White to play on the project too.
In 2016, producer Michael Franklin contacted Anderson about using the tapes and finishing an album....

“An expanded edition of the 1982 solo album by Jon Anderson, Animation. The album was recorded throughout 1981 during Jon's first hiatus from Yes, with whom he had become an internationally known vocalist and songwriter and followed on from his acclaimed albums Olias Of Sunhillow and Song Of Seven. Working with co-producer Neil Kernon and a host of talented musicians such as David Scancious, Clem Clempson, Simon Phillips, Stefano Cerri, Chris Rainbow, Jack Bruce and Dave Lawson, Anderson created an...

Long unavailable on CD, it’s nice to have this back again.

“For those wondering what to expect from Jon Anderson's first ever solo work. It is the soundtrack to his complex vision, and every sound the listener hears represents a part of the mystical story he had in mind. The unique instrumentation, vocals, and overall texture perfectly capture an otherworldly feeling, and the rather dynamic flow of all the music. Jon Anderson's unmistakable 'Yes' voice is layered amongst acoustic guitar...

"Probably the most pop-accessible of Laurie Anderson's recorded work, Mister Heartbreak features a number of stunning luminaries on the cutting edge of popular music at the time. Striking guitar work by King Crimson guitarist Adrian Belew permeates....

"Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet's Landfall, inspired by Laurie's experience of Hurricane Sandy, is the first collaboration between the iconic storyteller/musician and the groundbreaking string quartet, who perform together on the recording.
Landfall juxtaposes lush electronics and traditional strings by Kronos with Anderson's powerful descriptions of loss, from water-logged pianos to disappearing animal species to Dutch karaoke bars. The Washington Post calls it "riveting, gorgeous." ...

"On her Thrill Jockey debut, acclaimed guitarist Marisa Anderson's music is boundless. Anderson is undeniably a master of the North American traditions of country, folk, and blues on guitar. On Cloud Corner, Anderson expands on those styles as well as instrumentation. Written and recorded in a period of political and personal upheaval, the album is intended as a refuge, an ode to stillness in an era of ceaseless noise. The results are an album of remarkably intimate beauty.
The solo guitar work...

"Portland guitar virtuoso Marisa Anderson is back with a new set of home-recorded instrumentals. This time around we find Marisa exploring structures more based on the Appalachian folk tradition. The bluesy cadences of Marisa's other previous release...

"Portland guitar wizard Marisa Anderson's long-awaited solo guitar record. Marisa has been a fixture on many a music scene for years and years, playing with everyone from the Evolutionary Jass Band to Tara Jane O'Neil to The Dolly Ranchers. In any...