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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...

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...

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...

"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)...

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...

Classic style symphonic progressive performed on guitars, bass/bass pedals, piano/ organ/mellotron, flute, drums & a smattering of vocals. Fantastic! This is a professional recording of the bands final-ever show, & includes most of their final album Ep...

Available again after a very, very long time. What can I say? This title is always in huge demand and drifts in and out of availability. Mostly out. This is a reprinting of the (beautiful) digipack version that the band put out several years ago with...

Excellent double album featuring the new, current line-up of the band:
Anna Holmgren: flute, saxophone, Mellotron, recorder and melodica
Johan Brand: bass, Moog Taurus basspedals and atmospheric sound
Tord Lindman: guitar, vocals, gong...

When a band takes over 15 years between their 2nd and 3rd studio albums, I think it is totally fair to call that third album GREATLY ANTICIPATED (unless you'd rather say hugely unexpected!).

Anglagard are legendary and - honestly - rightly so....

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 piano
Mattias Ståhl vibraphone
Magnus Broo trumpet
Goran Kajfes cornet
Mats Äleklint trombone
Eirik Hegdal baritone saxophone
Johan Berthling double bass
Andreas Werliin drums
Martin Küchen alto and tenor saxophones
"Martin Kuchen’s nonet returns for more avant-jazz to dance to, confirming once again that creative music with political conscience can be festive, even considering the seriousness of the subject of this record. The title is an..

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...


This Swedish band, consisting of four musicians with backgrounds in death metal, love Goblin so much that they even stole their font and their over-all look for the CD package!

This is a reissue of the band's very first release and even this...

"This superb radio broadcast, recorded in Paris 1965, features all the Animals smash hits. Legendary line-up: Eric Burdon (vocals), Dave Rowberry (organ and keyboards), Hilton Valentine (guitar), Barry Jenkins (drums), Bryan "Chas" Chandler (bass)."

Really, really good technical metal project that veers into modern progressive rock areas and comes across as a wild and insane blending between Gordian Knot, Spastic Ink and Canvas Solaris. This is very good and quite intense with searing and liquid...

Third and best yet (and that's saying something) from this Washington DC-based instrumental technical trio. The first album was more of a solo project from 7-string guitarist Tosin Abasi, but now they are a real band and they sound like a real band and...

Fantastic fourth album by this exemplary, mathy, technical-metal / progressive rock power trio who are the best of the crowd at this.
Consistently interesting and also somewhat awe-inspiring. Highly recommended.

“'Extremely anticipated' doesn't even begin to describe feelings of the band's fans regarding the release of The Madness Of Many.
"It's definitely an evolution of our band. It sounds like us, but it definitely sounds like we have evolved," says Javier Reyes of the follow up to...

Second and really superior second effort from this Washington DC-based instrumental technical trio. The first album was more of a solo project from 7-string guitarist Tosin Abasi, but this one is a real band. Think/love: Fucking Champs, Cynic, Gordion...

Lotte Anker, soprano alto and tenor saxophones / Rodrigo Pinheiro, piano / Hernani Faustino, double bass.

"Improvised music is one of the few fields where something like this can happen: having a new band with people we never imagined together...

Lotte Anker, Soprano, Alto and Tenor Saxophones / Sylvie Courvoisier, Piano / Ikue Mori, Electronics

"Of the three, Anker has the deepest background in jazz; after studies at Copenhagen University Rhytmic Conservatory, where she came in contact.

"Subliminal Sounds presents the spell-binding debut album from Swedish femme psych-folk/rock delight AnnaMy. Top-notch songwriting and stellar musicianship in a style reminiscent of the masters of the early 1970s such as Fairport Convention, Pentangle...

"The second and the last album by Annexus Quam originally released in 1972 on the Ohr label. Sound engineer: Dieter Dierks."

"The second and the last album by Annexus Quam originally released in 1972 on the Ohr label. Sound engineer: Dieter Dierks. Reissue with elaborate miniature paper sleeve of the original LP (full color print, coated sleeve). 2008 digital remaster version,

“Taking the electric music of Miles Davis as its starting point, Anthropology Band is about finding the atmosphere through a deep rhythm, a searing blues run, a delicate melody, or a cascading solo statement. Band leader Martin Archer has kept the music as simple as possible – often driven by the bassline – and the structures loose, to enable this who’s who of UK creative musicians to let the music breathe in a different way each time it is played. There are multiple chordal instruments in the centre of...

A Norwegian band with a heavy take on progressive rock. Reminiscent of Sonambulist, but possibly even heavier!

"Once again we turn to Norway for a fresh take on an old sound. With amps turned way up, Anti-Depressive Delivery blend classic...

A Norwegian band with a heavy take on progressive rock. Reminiscent of Sonambulist, but possibly even heavier!

"Once again we turn to Norway for a fresh take on an old sound. With amps turned way up, Anti-Depressive Delivery blend classic...

"Now under the leadership of Dario Iscaro, this Prog Fusion outfit presents personnel changes in its line-up (now consisting of guitar, bass, drums, & trumpet). The band also shows an about face in its musical direction, albeit without losing essence...

“Antler is a mostly acoustic and sometimes electronic ensemble of indeterminate membership. The styles it explores range from lurid americana to atonal chamber music. A wide variety of instrumentations have passed through the project since its inception in 2009, but the guiding principle has remained the same: honor the flash of creative vision as it shows itself in the moment, and leave all other concerns aside. The secondary principle is the privileging of acoustic foundation and traditional...

This is a high-quality pirate edition of this never-reissued, very obscure Krautrock rarity.

"From 1971. A very strange 'paycheck' project for Conny Plank and Achim Reichel's Gorilla Musik production company. Wonderland-esque German rock with...

"Two Portuguese, a Belgium, an Italian and a Czech: this is a true European combo. Combo? Well, not the conventional one: there are two drummers, João Lobo and Marek Patrman, and two horn players, Daniele Martini and Toine Thys. The band leader, Hugo...

"Jorge Antunes (b. 1942, Rio de Janeiro) studied violin, composition and conducting at the University of Rio de Janeiro, as well as studying physics at the same institution. He further studied composition with Alberto Ginastera and Luis de Pablo...