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Reid Anderson: Electric Bass, Electronics
Dave King: Acoustic and Electronic Drums
Craig Taborn: Synthesizers, Electric and Acoustic Piano

“Reid Anderson, Dave King, Craig Taborn: the start of this intimate fellowship, also a narrative showing the invaluable role of friendship in music, is dated 1982. At the forefront are songs based on a pop sensibility, played live without sequencers and delivered by astounding improvisers and virtuoso instrumentalists, eschewing the muscular...

It appears that the first name is the same as the last.


"Bureau B present a reissue of Jurriaan Andriessen's The Awakening Dream, originally released in 1977. Jurriaan Andriessen (1925-1996) was a Dutch composer. Although he was actually at home in classical music, he recorded three synthesizer albums in the late 1970s, the first of which, The Awakening Dream, is an outstanding excursion into experimental ambient and minimal music. Andriessen himself, 52 years of age at the time, called it a "trance symphony". The music - perhaps surprisingly for a...

Produced by Mike Keneally and Android Trio.

Max Kutner, Eric Klerks and Andrew Niven, virtuosos all, were all also schooled in playful virtuosity, sprung rhythms, and no-holds-barred experimentation while playing in one or both of two of the great legacy bands of progressive music: The Grandmothers of Invention, who specialize in the reinvention of the Frank Zappa/Mothers of Invention repertoire, and The Magic Band, John “Drumbo” French’s uncannily inspired...

This is alternatives and outtakes, etc from around the time of their the first album.

“Andromeda was a psychedelic/progressive rock trio formed by singer-guitarist John Cann (also known as John Du Cann), formerly of the psychedelic garage band the Attack, Mick Hawksworth (bass, vocals), and Ian McClane (drums, vocals).
The group performed in various London venues including Middle Earth and the Marquee Club. Cann's guitar was the dominant instrument, leading listeners through classically...

"In May 2009, the 18-piece Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra, conducted by Berlin composer Daniel Glatzel, released their amazing first album Take Off!, a crazy white-water rafting tour through all genres and styles imaginable, from minimalism to film...

"Ever the loose cannon, the Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra remains reliably unpredictable with their third album for Alien Transistor: renowned for their elaborate and intricate studio recordings, the genre-smashing 18-piece Orchestra didn't even set...

This huge, 20 piece German band, led by Daniel Gatzel who composes all the music, mixes some pop elements with jazz and traditional classical music touches, as well as exotica and beyond. It doesn't necessarily push stylistic envelopes, but it's a...

"Berlin's Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra returns with its fourth album Vula. Having celebrated their ten-year anniversary with a stunning series of concerts in 2016, the 18-piece's new full-length showcases a stronger focus on harmony and melody -- and yet AMEO sound no less explosive or unpredictable than before. It arrives gently, with shimmering lights, soft winds, sashaying melodies, and of course, the isotherms and isotheres function just as they should: All of a sudden, lighting strikes amid the...

Kawabata Makoto : guitars (Acid Mothers Temple)
Nakaya Koichi : synthesizer, theremin (Nasca Car)
Okano Furtoshi : drums (Acid Mothers, Ghost)

“Andromelos2 brings an electronic-psychedelic-progressive sound to rival with early Tangerine Dream and early Heldon but in the spirit of Acid Mothers Temple.”

“The 2017 fifth album from the Swedish progressive rock band Anekdoten. Recorded at Rommarö studio in the Swedish archipelago in the November 2006, the band was aiming for more complex and richer song writing than before. Most of the songs were demoed and arranged well before the recording session which used vintage organs and synths to expand the sounds.
The late Gunnar Bergsten, famous for playing on Bo Hansson's 'Lord Of The Rings' album, played flute on '30 Pieces', musically considered one the...

Third from this perennially popular Swedish band has them moving further away from a strictly ''progressive rock'' sound into a sound that combines a dark, cyclically mesmerizing hard rock sound with their progressive rock roots. Some fans may not like it as much as the earlier stuff, but I think it's their most original release yet & a real good one!

A quartet of guitars, mellotron, cello, bass, drums, & voice, this is Krimson-ish, heavy prog with it's own sound. Very strong, self assured & totally in the ''classic'' mold, without being moldy! Fans of that sound will love these. This is the very fine document of their fall '97 Japanese tour. This has 14 tunes, five of which are not on other albums. Excellent sound & performance; Peter Nordins [their drummer] told me that he thought it was some of their best performances ever.

This is the 2004 remastered version with a bonus track (Luna Surface) and enhanced packaging. Anekdoten are a quartet of guitars, mellotron, cello, bass, drums, & voice, this is Krimson- ish, heavy prog with it's own sound. Very...

New edition with three demos, that I don’t think have been issued before.
Anekdoten are a quartet of guitars, mellotron, cello, bass, drums, & voice, this is Krimson-ish, heavy prog with it's own sound. Very strong, self assured & totally in the "classic" mold, without being moldy! Fans of that sound will love these.
Their 2nd album, this is the most straightforwardly 'progressive rock' of all their releases, I think.

A quartet of guitars, mellotron, cello, bass, drums, & voice, this is Krimson-ish, heavy prog with it's own sound. Very strong, self assured & totally in the ''classic'' mold, without being moldy! Fans of that sound will love this....

This excellent and excellently recorded live album mostly consists of high energy versions of tracks from Gravity and From Within. Their current sound consists of a mesmerizing hard rock sound with lots of dark mellotron and other keyboards; as on Gravity, Anna Sofi no longer is playing cello, but is strictly working as a keyboardist here, and the effective addition of eerie keyboards while the 'power trio 3' rock hard is what gives this a special sound.

"improvisations is the premiere recording by ang mo faux, a singapore-based trio. the two pieces presented here are essentially sonic explorations of software environments for live signal processing. in the case of "lobby", the software environment is...

Their 3rd album, from 1974, and one of their greats. "Simply put, Au Dela du Delire completely kicks my ass every time I listen to it. The album picks up on the basic feel of Le Cimitiere des Arlequins and ups the ante all around. Au Dela du Delire see...

Classic French progressive/symphonic that I have long heard compared to Genesis, but which sounds quite original to me. Excellent stuff!

"Ange's...debut was released in 1972 as Caricatures two years after they formed. This was a very strong...

Professionally recorded live concert from the band in their prime, recorded in Paris in May, 1977, in front of a huge, appreciative crowd. Never before released, this has been recently mixed down and mastered from the original 24 track tapes.

This is a live rendition of Ange’s last album, Heureuse, and more, live which includes a DVD of the performance. Recorded live, May 18 2019 in Nancy France.

“Starting from their '72 debut, the original member Christian Decamps (vocals) has developed “Rock Theatre”, and this legendary French band that continues to be active even today.
Both CDs and DVDs include video / sound sources of performances performed in France and Nancy in May 19th. At the noble venue where symphony concerts and...

This was the last of their 1970's works. "Ange returned to the studio in 1978 as a changed line up again with the Decamps, Guichard and new members Claude Demet on guitar and Gerald Renard on bass. As a result, Guet Apens had a different feel, this tim...

Classic French progressive/symphonic that I have long heard compared to Genesis, but which sound quite original to me. Excellent stuff! This was their second release.

The band's 5th album and another one of their greats. This one is from 1976. "Comparisons to Genesis and Van der Graaf Generator are pretty much moot. Ange are undoubtedly the most influential French symphonic group, and like Genesis, King Crimson or Y...

With the exception of the last three tracks on the album, the 'live' versions of all seven of the other songs, taken from the different studio albums, were constructed within the framework of a unified stylistics. Here, all of them are a bit more heavy...

Nice compilation of great material at a good price!

The first release on ReR by this quite amazing guitarist and how most of us first heard of him. Even with all his other releases, this one is still amazing and is recommended!
This is an album of solo guitar music performed on the 'Giant" Sardinian guitar, which is sized somewhere between a conventional guitar and a cello and is tuned lower than a standard guitar. Paolo has taken this folk instrument and has completely rebuilt it. There is a large mechanical claw stuck onto the side of the body which..

"Known best as an experimental guitarist, with his ‘‘Giant’ Sardinian guitar – which has a large mechanical claw stuck to the side of its body (to pluck counter melodies), piano-like hammers operated by pedals (to strike the strings), extra strings crossing the main strings at right angles with yet another set of sitar strings mounted on the body, a rope, a viola bridge - which holds yet more strings - and thirteen pickups and microphones which can separately amplify all the elements, sending them to...

"Paolo’s latest is an extraordinary collection of pieces that explore the full range of his highly modified, extended and prepared Sardinian guitar; and although it’s just him and electricity, it seldom sounds like fewer than 3 people...

"An amazing record. It's beautifully recorded and almost impossible to believe that such a layered and polyphonic music, with chords, percussion, lead lines, bass lines, harmonies, string sections and sometimes voice could all be produced by one person in real time, without overdubs or loops. But it is. The instrument, a specially designed and augmented Sardinian guitar (almost the size of a cello) is equipped with motors, pedals, individual string mic'ing, and extra appendages; and of course there are...

"Another extraordinary release by Sardinian virtuoso Paolo Angeli, this time featuring compositions by Fred Frith and Bjork – all played solo in real time (though when you hear it, it’s hard to believe it) on his highly customised and extended, electrified, giant Sardinian folk guitar. A tour de force of technique and at the same time highly musical; and there is so much going on here at any given time that it is difficult to relate what your ears tell you to just one Frankenstein instrument. Dense...

"Another extraordinary release by Sardinian virtuoso Paolo Angeli, this time featuring compositions by Fred Frith and Bjork – all played solo in real time (though when you hear it, it’s hard to believe it) on his highly customised and extended, electrified, giant Sardinian folk guitar. A tour de force of technique and at the same time highly musical; and there is so much going on here at any given time that it is difficult to relate what your ears tell you to just one Frankenstein instrument. Dense...

"This disc will play in stereo on a CD player and with film and 5.1 surround sound (or stereo) on a DVD player or computer. The music, as always, is prodigious, sounding like a small band, but played by one person in real time (as the film attests). In this format, you can also see the instrument close-to - a highly rebuilt and extended giant Sardinian guitar - with many sympathetic and extra strings, motor driven hurdy gurdy wheels, whirling strings, springs and other appendages, played, like a cello...

"This disc will play in stereo on a CD player and with film and 5.1 surround sound (or stereo) on a DVD player or computer. The music, as always, is prodigious, sounding like a small band, but played by one person in real time (as the film attests)...

Just as fabulous as you would hope!

“A meeting that had to happen: the clash of tradition and experiment has been the distinguishing signature style of both protagonists, and they aren’t holding back on this rather unusual record.
Paulo’s virtuosity - and his customised, cello-sized, extended and prepared Sardinian guitar - designed to do several things at once, some of them hardly believable – engages head-on with Iva’s extended violin and take no-prisoners vocalising. Professional....

Takumi Fukushima – violin, voice
Paolo Angeli – prepared Sardinian guitar, voice
Excellent album of duos; some a bit wild, others, very intimate and - dare I say - beautiful? Remember, Monk wrote a song called "Ugly Beauty"... After the demise of Volapük, I was wondering when I would hear Takumi again and I am happy to hear her here with Paolo who makes an excellent musical partner for her.

"This is Paulo Angeli’s fifth release, this time with ex-After Dinner, ex Volupuk violinist and....

Takumi Fukushima – violin, voice
Paolo Angeli – prepared Sardinian guitar, voice
Excellent album of duos; some a bit wild, others, very intimate and - dare I say - beautiful? Remember, Monk wrote a song called "Ugly Beauty"... After the demise of Volapük, I was wondering when I would hear Takumi again and I am happy to hear her here with Paolo who makes an excellent musical partner for her.

"This is Paulo Angeli’s fifth release, this time with ex-After Dinner, ex Volupuk violinist and....

"Enigmatic exemplar of subterranean overachievers, Michael Angelo Nigro, has long been known to sound-hounds searching for esoteric figures on the fringe. He was a man out-of-time, with unerring vision and dedication, principally known for his head...

Mattias Ståhl, vibraphone / Magnus Broo, trumpet / Mats Aleklint, trombone / Martin Küchen, alto saxophone / Johan Berthling, double bass / Kjell Nordeson, drums.

"Martin Küchen is naive and desperate, and maybe only because of that one might...

Johan Berthling, bass / Kjell Nordeson, drums / Magnus Broo, trumpet / Martin Küchen, alto sax / Mats Äleklint, trombone / Mattias Ståhl, vibes.

"Like Axel Dörner in Germany and Ernesto Rodrigues in Portugal, among others, Swedish alto (and...

Ingebrigt Håker Flaten double bass
Kjell Nordeson drums and percussion
Martin Küchen tenor and soprano saxophone

"After concerts and recordings as Angles 10, Angles 9, Angles 8 and Angles 6, here is back the original Angles line-up, Angles 3. It was 2004 and for a gig at the Glenn Miller Cafe it's mentor and saxophonist, Martin Küchen invited two Scandinavian musicians now living in the United States (respectively, Austin - Texas and San Diego - California), Ingebrigt Håker Flaten and...

Johan Berthling double bass
Magnus Broo trumpet
Eirik Hegdal baritone saxophone
Goran Kajfes cornet
Martin Küchen alto - and tenor saxophones
Mattias Ståhl vibraphone
Andreas Werliin drums
Alexander Zethson piano
Mats Äleklint trombone

“Wonderful news, folks: Angles 9 are back. The modus operandi is the same as ever, enabling infinite possibilities: suggestive melodies and a vibrant rhythmic pulsion. You’re familiar with it by now, but it so

Alexander Zethson, upright piano, grand piano / Mattias Ståhl, vibraphone / Johan Berthling, double bass / Andreas Werliin, drums / Magnus Broo, trumpet / Mats Aleklint, trombone / Goran Kajfes, cornet / Eirik Hegdal, baritone and sopranino saxophones...

Pablo Ledesma, George Haslam, Mono Hurtado, Paul Hession. Passionate jazz over the ethnic rhythms of the Chacarera, Milonga, Vidala - and improvisation with guests Lol Coxhill, Elton Dean, John Edwards and Lukax Santana. Recorded London March, 2001...

Studio recording by the Anglo-Kuopio Quartetnamely George Haslam-baritone saxophone and tarogato, Mikko Pasanen-piano, Jarmo Hiekkala-double bass and Paul Hession-drum Set. Recorded in Kuopio, Finland, September 2003. Five tracks of improvised music of...

“The dark, impossibly intense dirges, industrial noise onslaughts and banshee-like free jazz wailing heard throughout Anguish could be an imposing soundtrack for a dystopian, post-apocalyptic future.
This powerhouse, inter-generational offering and RareNoise Records debut brings together an unlikely gathering of members of the New Jersey-based experimental hip-hop group Dälek (electronic musician and vocalist Will Brooks with guitarist-keyboardist Mike Mare), the Swedish free jazz group Fire!...


This reissues the first Anima lp, which originally came out on Ohr in 1971, and must have filled many unsuspecting, tripping 'heads' with bummers, dude. "The duo of Paul and Limpe Fuchs were amongst the most experimental to emerge out of the late-60s a...