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Playable on any player, but will give really amazing sound (and 5.0 sound) when played on a SACD player. Theo is a fantastic, new-music vocalist with an unbelievable pure tone and control who has worked with Meredith Monk and John Hollenbeck, among...

Theo Bleckmann-voice
Ben Monder-guitar
Skuli Sverrisson-electric bass
Jim Black-drums

All you need to know that this is a GREAT album is those four names! and it IS a great album.

"The emphasis is on expression, intensity, freedom and interdependence, blurring lines between sound and song, improvisation and composition. Bleckmann's ethereal to raucous vocal inventions (sometimes multiplied by live electronics) dovetail with Monder's oblique guitar lines, searching harmonies.

"Containing all the Blegvad Trio and Quintet studio releases: Downtime, Just Woke Up, Hangman’s Hill and Go Figure – all re-mastered and repackaged - plus two additional CDs of unreleased studio recordings and live performances, mostly featuring songs not available on the studio CDs - as well, of course, as a fat, definitive, book of photographs, memorabilia, drawings, documents and recollections by the main actors.
ReR released the first Peter Blegvad Trio LP in 1988 and since then there's been a...

Peter Blegvad-guitar, vocals
Chris Cutler-drums, percussion
Bob Drake-guitar, vocals, percussion
John Greaves-bass, piano
Karen Mantler-organ, vocals, glockenspiel, harmonica

Adding the organ of Karen and the 'personalities' of Bob and Karen was an inspired move!

"After 19 years, the return of the Peter Blegvad Trio, in supernal form and now a quintet with Karen Mantler and Bob Drake. Recorded over 10 days at studio Midi-Pyrenees the old way: sitting in a room, working

With John Greaves and Chris Cutler. Follow up to the masterly Just Woke Up, sporting great new songs and guests including B.J.Cole, Geraint Watkins, Adam X, Chris Stamey, Bob Drake, Stoffer Blegvad.

“Described as a "fusion of Lou Reed and Bob Dylan, cross bred with English humorist Jon Hegley", Peter Blegvad has carved out a unique position as performer, songwriter and cartoonist. This is his third solo album on ReR.
The 1996 release "Just Woke Up" was a big critical success; Hangman's...

With John Greaves and Chris Cutler. Follow up to the masterly Just Woke Up, sporting great new songs and guests including B.J.Cole, Geraint Watkins, Adam X, Chris Stamey, Bob Drake, Stoffer Blegvad.

“Described as a "fusion of Lou Reed and Bob Dylan, cross bred with English humorist Jon Hegley", Peter Blegvad has carved out a unique position as performer, songwriter and cartoonist. This is his third solo album on ReR.
The 1996 release "Just Woke Up" was a big critical success; Hangman's...

An early 90's solos, featuring ace contributions from John Greaves, Chris Cutler & Kristoffer Blegvad, Tim Hodgkinson. Always intelligent, funny songs & lyrics.

“The funky, wordy feel and variety of the tracks was unexpected, but the quirk and bent of it all was Blegvad. Perhaps to much reminiscent of structures and mechanisms of PB's earlier work, I was initially underwhelm on my first couple of unfocused run-throughs of the CD.
Why has it been in constant play then?
Intriguing imagery, fantastic music and production, and perhaps a meaner PB: On "What A Car You Are", I hear accusatory venom that reminded me of Diamanda Galas. There are other instances...


“A reissue of Serge Blenner's La Vogue, originally released in 1980. Music for the apocalyptic eighties Deutschland state of mind. When Serge Blenner left his native France for Hamburg, West Germany, neither he nor anyone else could have guessed that he would inadvertently compose a soundtrack for the Cold War. But his dark, monotone synthesizer album La Vogue turned out to be just that. Blenner was born in 1955 in Alsace, the easternmost region of France. He studied composition and harmony at the...

“A reissue of Serge Blenner's Magazin Frivole, originally released in 1981. Cold, concise analog synthesizer instrumentals -- on his second album Serge Blenner remained true to his style, albeit shifting course slightly towards pop territory. The juxtaposition of dark harmonies and pop structures is what makes this album so appealing. In places, it feels like a blueprint for early Depeche Mode. Having seen his first album La Vogue snapped up by the Sky Records and fast-tracked for release in 1980...

Did you ever want to hear Hugh Hopper play tunes by Led Zepelin, Henry Cow, Jimi, the Who and Fracture? Did you ever want to hear John Greaves sing the ones of these that have vocals? Well, this is your one chance to do so!

"Alain Blesing is a French guitar player, known for having been part of the legendary progressive/zeuhl rock band Eskaton, who are considered to be one of the most gifted disciples of Magma. From the late Seventies, he extended his capacities by studying musicology, then in...

Carla Bley - piano, organ
Mike Mantler - trumpet
Gary Windo - sax
Alan Braufman - sax
John Clark - French horn
George Lewis - trombone
Bob Stewart - tuba
Blue Gene Tyranny - keyboards
Patty Price - bass
Phillip Wilson - drums

A great show by a slightly unusual version of Carla's band (George Lewis? Phillip Wilson?), recorded shortly before she started adding overtly comedic songs to the set. This is simply all great charts wonderfully played and in quite

"There's no easy way to describe Escalator over the Hill, one of the most ambitious works in 20th century music and one that seems to sum up much of the creative energy that was loose between 1968 and 1972, when it was conceived, composed, and recorded. Beginning with a collection of Paul Haines's distinctive poems--brief, wittily surreal, sometimes aphoristic or elliptical--Carla Bley set out to arrange them as a continuous musical-theater piece, giving specific characters to them as well as melodies...

Paul Bley - piano
Mark Levinson - bass
Barry Altschul - drums

Superb quality radio broadcast of this great trio at a peak. Much better sound than their contemporaneous studio album, Closer!

"Paul Bley Trio, live at the International Jazz Festival, Lugano, Switzerland August 31st, 1966. The young Paul Bley earned his spurs playing with legends including Charles Mingus, Art Blakey, Chet Baker, Jimmy Giuffre, Ornette Coleman, and Bill Evans. As the 1960s progressed, he increasingly.

Paul Bley: piano
Gary Peacock / Mark Levinson: double bass
Barry Altschul: drums

“First released in the spring of 1971, these historic recordings from March and July 1967 capture the sound of a genre being born in the free ballads of Annette Peacock, played with extraordinary sensitivity by Paul Bley’s trio.”
Annette Peacock: “Critics introduced new terms, describing this music as sparse, understated, minimal, radically lyrical. The free ballad captured the imagination of listeners.

New issue of a classic early free-jazz work, featuring the compositions of Carla Bley and including Marshall Allen, Dewey Johnson, Eddie Gomez and Milford Graves.

"Pianist Paul Bley's early ESP free jazz session combines the influence of the..

Paul Bley - piano
Mark Levinson - bass
Barry Altschul - drums

"Live from Lila Eule, Bremen, Germany on September 27th, 1966.
The young Paul Bley earned his spurs playing with legends including Charles Mingus, Art Blakey, Chet Baker, Jimmy Giuffre, Ornette Coleman, and Bill Evans. As the 1960s progressed, he increasingly embraced the avant-garde, with arguably his greatest successes coming in the piano trio format.
Originally broadcast on Nordewestradio in the autumn of 1966..

"Paul Bley, master improviser, alone at a Bösendorfer Imperial piano in Mondsee, Austria. Kaleidoscopically-splintered melodies, distant memories of standards, abstractions of the blues and spontaneous free playing are some of the subjects of the...

“The first ever reissue of Paul Bley's The Paul Bley Synthesizer Show, originally released in 1971. This stunning album was recorded over three sessions in New York City on December 9th, 1970, January 21st, 1971, and March 9th, 1971. The Paul Bley Synthesizer Show produces new songs and tough translations of previous works from Mr. Joy while joining the likes of other seminal works in 1972's Dual Unity, 1971's Improvisie, and Bley-Peacock Synthesizer Show's Revenge: The Greater The Love, The Bigger The...

Blind Thorns are Ahleuchatistas (Shane Perlowing & Ryan Oslance) with vocalist Antoine Lang. It's very different from Ahleuchatistas!

"Blind Thorns conjures a hypnotic and horrifying dreamscape of sounds, simultaneously entrancing and...

Long-time Waysiders will remember this Residents-influenced recording project who released two fun, primitive slabs of home-made vinyl. Nice to have them here again and done so nicely!

"Way back in 80’s, before the term “Alternative” was hijacked to correspond with Seattle “Grunge”, the genre was held in high-esteem for its “D.I.Y. / Low-Fi” ethic.
The Blitzoids - along with The Residents, R. Stevie Moore and Eugene Chadbourne - epitomized this school of thought in the USA. From the...

Very nicely packaged in a hand-printed, letterpress, gatefold CD sleeve made of heavy-weight 'art construction' paper.

“Somewhere within The Final Mapping Of New Constellations is a sonic holy place where the traces of The Stars Look Down have...


"A very obscure and one of the rarest albums from Italian rock music scene of the 70's. This album takes on ecology as its theme and sings of the evil of polluting the planet. Terrific basic progressive music housed in a creative gimmick sleeve with...

Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje vocal
Stine Janvin Joh vocal
Britt Pernille Frøholm hardanger fiddle
Didrik Ingvaldsen trumpet
Mette Rasmussen alto saxophone
Lene Grenager cello
Tanja Orning cello
Jasper Stadhouders guitar, kologo and mandolin
Mats Äleklint trombone
Nils Henrik Asheim organ
Frode Haltli accordion
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten double bass
Per Zanussi double bass
Dag Erik Knedal Andersen drums

“Hugs a

A beautiful modern exploration of Sephardic melodies, creatively arranged by the masterminds of the popular rock group Elysian Fields.... [Tzadik]

"A new remastered edition of the classic psych/progressive album Contrasts by Blonde On Blonde. Formed in 1967, the group signed to Pye Records the following year, following a series of legendary appearances at the Middle Earth club and a support slot...

"Rebirth is the second (and best) of three albums released by late sixties/early seventies band Blonde On Blonde. With distinctive new singer Dave Thomas on board, and fiery guitarist Gareth Johnson taking a dominant role, Rebirth was a far more...

Five improvising vocalists meet on stage at FIMAV on May 16th, 2003. You had to be there! [Victo]

Lord Of Misrule is the fourth by a Canadian quartet who are very ably mining the field of 1971/1972, Vertigo-label progressive hard rock/proto-prog.

Alie O'Brien sings, plays flute and electric keyboards, fronting before a solid power trio behind her.

They take their influences of early Jethro Tull (circa Stand Up, but with the Hammond organ of Benefit) crossed with the heaviness of early Deep Purple and maybe even a touch of early Black Sabbath at their proggiest and make it their own..

Blood Ceremony are a really excellent, early 70s styled band that sound to me like they are heavily influenced by early Jethro Tull (circa Stand Up, but with the Hammond organ of Benefit) crossed with the heaviness of early Deep Purple and maybe even...

“Mike Bloomfield and Mark Naftalin, live at the Record Plant, Sausalito on April 22nd, 1973. Although blues-rock guitar great Mike Bloomfield had retreated from the spotlight in the early 1970s, he continued to play in low-key settings such as the performance on this CD. Recorded at Sausalito's Record Plant on April 22, 1973 for broadcast on KSAN-FM in San Francisco, the performance also feature longtime collaborator Mark Naftalin on piano. Only one of the songs from the set would make its way to a later...

The third album from 1980, and the last really good one by this Spanish five piece of vocals, dual guitars, organ/mellotron/synths, bass and drums. Very heavy symphonic rock that rocks. In some ways this is reminiscent of some of the heavy Italian hard...

The second album from 1979 by this Spanish five piece of vocals, dual guitars, organ/mellotron/synths, bass and drums. Very heavy symphonic rock that rocks. In some ways this is reminiscent of some of the heavy Italian hard rock/progressive releases of...

“Released in July 1969, ‘If Only For A Moment’ was the second and final album by Blossom Toes, one of Britain’s most imaginative bands of the late 1960s. Originally known as The Ingoes, the band featured Brian Godding (guitar, vocals, keyboards), Jim Cregan (guitar, vocals), Brian Belshaw (bass, vocals) and Kevin Westlake (drums, percussion). Signing to Giorgio Gomelsky’s newly formed Marmalade Records label in 1967, the band recorded their debut album, ‘We Are Ever So Clean’ in 1967. The album revealed...

The Blossom Toes were the first really professional band of guitarist Brian Godding (Centipede, Mike Westbrook, Magma, Mirage, Solid Gold Cadillac, Kevin Coyne, etc.) and while their two albums are a bit dated in terms of production, they are pretty fine albums for their time. This is the first-ever legit release of these albums and this features a bunch of great photos, a band history and 7 bonus tracks!

"Two years after their brilliant popsike debut, 1967’s We Are Ever So Clean, Blossom Toes...

The Blossom Toes were the first really professional band of guitarist Brian Godding (Centipede, Mike Westbrook, Magma, Mirage, Solid Gold Cadillac, Kevin Coyne, etc.) and while their two albums are a bit dated in terms of production, they are fine...

The Blossom Toes were the first professional band of guitarist Brian Godding (Centipede, Mike Westbrook, Magma, Mirage, Solid Gold Cadillac, Kevin Coyne, etc.) and while their two albums are a bit dated in terms of production, they are pretty fine albums for their time.

"Released at the height of ‘flower power’ in 1967, We Are Ever So Clean is widely considered to be the finest popsike album ever recorded. Produced by Giorgio Gomelsky (discoverer of the Rolling Stones and the Yardbirds), it’s a...

Man, oh man, what a lineup! Peek down below and if you dig a swinging, free sound, be amazed! Four great players, all jazz or close enough to jazz but who often work stylistically apart, all brought together for this fine session. Warmly recommended...

The band that launched a thousand stoner rock bands, but there was only one Blue Cheer!

"Rock & roll had grown louder and wilder by leaps and bounds during the '60s, but when Blue Cheer emerged from San Francisco onto the national rock scene in..

I was turned onto this unique jazz and etcetera quartet by John Hollenbeck who I think heard them when they opened for the Claudia Quintet! The music is definitely comparable to Claudia, which means many of you would probably be interested in what...

I was turned onto this unique jazz and etcetera quartet by John Hollenbeck who I think heard them when they opened for the Claudia Quintet! The music is definitely comparable to Claudia, which means many of you would probably be interested in what...

"One of Portland's brightest lights."– Downbeat

"Says more than most singer-songwriters—without any words at all." – Willamette Week

"A truly unconventional approach to improvised music that puts other third.

Portland jazz ensemble Blue Cranes has long established itself as a forward-thinking entity. The quintet, made up of Reed Wallsmith on alto saxophone, Joe Cunningham on tenor saxophone, Rebecca Sanborn on keyboards, Jon Shaw on bass, and Ji Tanzer on drums, is steeped in the history and sound of the artists that came before them, but too curious and creative to simply replicate the past. Blue Cranes wants to explore.
That idea has never felt more true than with the group’s fifth and most ambitious...

ALL OF OUR COPIES ARE UNSEALED AND HAVE SHELF WEAR TO THE SLEEVES. WE RECEIVED THEM LIKE THIS FROM THE LABEL, SORRY. Excellent archival release - the second so far - from the Blue Notes’ 1979 tour of Belgium and Holland, taken from tour organiser Rob Sotemann’s tape archive. This features the established version of the group - South African expatriates all - Louis...

Dudu Pukwana - alto saxophone
Chris McGregor - piano
Johnny Dyani - bass
Louis Moholo - drums

The entire band sounds great, but as the main solo voice, the concert is carried on the able shoulders of Dudu Pukwana. Typically distinctive Blue Notes performance!

“Recorded live at the 100 Club, London, on 16 April 1977 by Ron Barron. Some of this music was originally available on LP as OG 220 (Ogun, 1978) however this expanded CD edition has only ever been released as part

Chris McGregor - piano
Dudu Pukwana - alto saxophone
Nick Moyake - tenor saxophone
Mongezi Feza - trumpet
Johnny Dyani - bass
Louis Moholo - drums

“A vital artefact in the recorded history of the Blue Notes, being a live recording (Durban, 1964) of one the the group's last performances in their homeland prior to flying to France to appear by invitation at the Juan-Les-Pins Jazz Festival and then on to expatriation in England.
The album was first released

"If ever there were a manifesto for 1970s rock, one that prefigured both the decadence of the decade's burgeoning heavy metal and prog rock excesses and the rage of punk rock, "This Ain't the Summer of Love," the opening track from Agents of Fortune, Blue Öyster Cult's fourth album, was it. The irony was that while the cut itself came down firmly on the hard rock side of the fence, most of the rest of the album didn't. Agents of Fortune was co-produced by longtime Cult record boss Sandy Pearlman, Murray...

The band who basically invented the idea of 'thinking man's hard rock/heavy metal'. One of the great hard rock bands of all time and that's no lie! This is their classic first album and includes four never-before released demos!