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The album Marks (from 1972) was the first release by this six piece Dutch progressive rock sextet and was one of their two best releases. This is not that album! This is ALL previously unreleased material leading up to the album, including a disc of...

Collection of material from 1972-1976 by this six piece Dutch progressive rock sextet. Consisting of vocals, guitars, piano/organ, saxes/flute, bass and drums. More than half the recordings here are from their earliest and best period and this includes...

"During the 1960's and '70's Philip Glass established himself as a leading artistic voice by creating a new musical language in the downtown loft spaces of New York's Soho district. Forty years later, Glass's early revolutionary music continues...

Fritz Kahl (bass)
Karl-Heinz Blumenberg (vocals, bass/soprano saxes, bass)
Klaus Gerlach (guitar)
Wolfgang Wulff (tenor sax)
Karl-Heinz Gossler (drums)
Werner von Gosen (guitar)
Michael von Rönn (tenor sax)

"With their roots as ex-Thrice Mice members, Altona wisely chose this new name (Altona is a town on the edge of Hamburg) when dropping the former band's classical edge in preference for a jazzier front.
On their debut Altona played a lively fusion that crossed

This is a chamber quartet of violin, cello, bass clarinet/clarinet and flute/piccolo (a pianist appears on one track) with transcriptions mostly by Giovanni Venosta (of Musci/Venosta) of music by 'classic' rock in opposition figures such as Thinking...

"One of the rarest progressive titles from the Fonit Cetra label. Gorgeous conceptual work which blends instrumental passages with vocal tracks for one continuous work...melodic and refined, yet very complex and progressive. Some passages are...

"Originally released in 1978 on Pennine Records, two catalog numbers before they issued the famous Rosemary Lane album by Tickawinda! Even European music might can quite an exotic feeling and Latvian rockers Alva are the living proof. Based in England when they released their sole album, Ja Tik Butu..., they fell straight into the folk rock genre with their cross of melancholic, even slightly psychedelic rock and colorful, mystifying Baltic folk -- all in the middle of the UK punk explosion. Their music....

This is the latest (and one of the best) solo albums by Alan Bishop (guitarist for Sun City Girls). Features a kinda amazing cover that I definitely dreamed about when I was 16, as well as a hardcover book, all at a pretty reasonable price considering...

“Maryanne Amacher (1938-2009) was a composer of large-scale fixed-duration sound installations and a highly original thinker in the areas of perception, sound spatialization, creative intelligence, and aural architecture. She is frequently cited as a pioneer of what has come to be called "sound art", although her thought and creative practice consistently challenge key assumptions about the capacities and limitations of the genre. Amacher's work anticipates some of the most important developments in...

''One of electronic music's truly legendary mavericks. Working mostly in large spaces & installations for the past 20 years, this diverse collection of electronic soundscapes & ''ear dances'' was chosen by the composer...spectacular acoustical effects ...

"One of contemporary music’s greatest and most elusive mavericks returns to Tzadik with yet another CD of ear bending electronic sounds. A student of Stockhausen and close collaborator of John Cage and David Behrman, Amacher has been creating acoustic...

Rodrigo Amado - tenor saxophone
Joe McPhee - pocket trumpet, soprano saxophone
Kent Kessler - double bass
Chris Corsano - drums

"Great dedicated music by four strong individual players, brought together by Rodrigo Amado -- intense communication with room for outbreaking solo-parts but always held together through a vision of playing together, all the time exiting and interwoven with beautiful melodies."

"This is the debut recording by the only entirely Portuguese project by Rodrigo Amado, including cellist Miguel Mira, an equivalent of Oscar Pettiford for the 21st century, and young drummer Gabriel Ferrandini, Lisbon’s answer to Paal Nilssen-Love and...

Gabriel Ferrandini (d) / Hernâni Faustino (b) / Manuel Mota (g) / Rodrigo Amado (ts).

“Wire Quartet is one of saxophonist Rodrigo Amado's working bands, together with Motion Trio and Hurricane. Recording consistently for some of the...

"Violinist Carlos “Zíngaro”, cellist Tomas Ulrich and double bassist Ken Filiano founded the TECK String Quartet with Elliott Sharp, but it’s something quite different what they offer here with Rodrigo Amado at the place of the guitar player. “Surface”...

"In the summer of 2002, Amado, Zíngaro and Filiano met in a Lisbon studio to record what was to be “The Space Between”, a collection of tunes based on the principles of real-time composition. For portuguese players Amado and Zíngaro it was, strangely, onl

"This is the first encounter of the Portuguese saxophonist Rodrigo Amado with the powerful rhythm section of Kent Kessler and Paal Nilssen-Love, both members of the Peter Brotzmann Chicago Tentet. A tribute to Amado’s grandfather, an amateur theater...

"Second opus with Rodrigo Amado, Kent Kessler and Paal Nilssen-Love, this time being audible that the three musicians already know each other very well. “The Abstract Truth” may lack the discovery factor of the first encounters, but the music profits...


"QDK Media releases an official reissue of Africa by Zambian heavy psych rockers Amanaz, licensed from band member Keith Kabwe. Amanaz was formed in 1973, and this record came out in 1975. Three of these songs are in the native language Bemba, and 9...

Amarok are a splendid Spanish progressive rock outfit, who I was lucky to catch two times in the USA a few years ago. They use elements of 1970s progressive rock, Mediterranean & Celtic folk music and more to create a really nice sound that falls...

"The fifth album of the Amarok project, entitled "The Storm", contains mainly instrumental music - the result of cooperation between Polish artist Michał Wojtas and British choreographer James Wilton on the creation of contemporary dance performance The Storm. There are also two songs on the album, inspired by the main theme.
“The music for the performance "The Storm" is three-dimensional, deep and mysterious in the film - theater style” says Michał Wojtas, the founder and leader of Amarok. “It...

"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...

"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...

''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...

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...

“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

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 Munich music commune Amon Duul is rated as one of the most important pioneers of German rock history." Fantastic new issues with improved sound, liner notes and rare photos. Filled with wild improvisations, pulsing guitars, primitive

Pyragony X was a transitional album with a generally different sound from earlier Duul works, more oriented to a general audience. Their 10th album, this is a typically thorough Garden of Delights job, undertaken on a somewhat slight release. [Garden o...

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...

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...

Second release by this instrumental Japanese duo of Yoshiyuki Nakamima-piano, organ, keyboards, bass guitar and Yoshihiro Yamaji-guitar. Their debut was a very good first effort, but it suffered from having programmed drums. It had some of the best...


"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...