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"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...

“Originally released in 1974, Locomotora is a remarkable example of music that really escapes any typecasting rigid in some style. In it you find from a very particular progressive rock, through jazz rock, a very avant-garde folklore, certain elements of classical music, experimental parts, and even a certain groove with a compressed funky taste.
There are highs and lows in intensity, with parts of a lot of experimentation and improvisation, where all the instrumentalists demonstrate their technical..

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 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...

Blue Effect (also sometimes known as Modry Efekt, their name in Czech) released 8 albums in their lifetime, going from 1969-styled r'n'b/beat works to ambitious psych and post-psych works with additional instrumentation to jazz/rock with progressive rock touches to pretty much out and out progressive rock. This has all 8 of their albums plus a bonus disc of singles and rarities.

"The Blue Effect continued in the spirit of The Matadors, playing superb r&b material with Radim Hladik's fuzz guitar..

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 – soprano & alto saxes
Chris McGregor – piano
Louis Moholo – drums

“On October 25th 1986 the world of jazz and improvised music lost one of its most original and creative musicians, when the bassist Johnny Mbizo Dyani died in Berlin. This album is dedicated to the man and his music by his South African brothers with whom he left South Africa as a member of the Blue Notes in 1964.
Recorded in London on 18 August 1987. The CD album is now available again, for the first tim

Dudu Pukwana – alto sax, whistle, percussion, vocals
Chris McGregor – piano, percussion
Johnny Dyani – bass, bell, vocals and most of the words
Louis Moholo – drums, percussion, vocals

“This music was recorded on 23rd December 1975 in a rehearsal room in London. It is the spontaneous tribute of four musicians who had assembled in London for the Memorial Service to their friend. No discussion took place beforehand and nothing was said during the session, save through the music....

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!

"Thank the Great Old Ones! After 3 albums of declining quality, Blue Oyster Cult were back in business.
Cultösaurus Erectus is quintessential BÖC, featuring some of their very best work. Black Blade is sci-fi prog rock on the same level of Astronomy with all the guitars back on full blast and one of Eric Bloom's greatest lead vocal performances, especially the equal parts scary and trippy vocoder monlogue at the end. What an achievement, and burning away any lingering doubts after the lackluster...

"Of Blue Öyster Cult's three live albums, Extraterrestrial Live is the one to own. The two-record set, partially recorded on BÖC's home base of Long Island, contains the band's biggest hits, "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" (making its second live appearance) and "Burnin' for You," as well as longtime concert favorites like "Cities on Flame," "The Red and the Black," and "Godzilla." But it isn't just the superior song selection that gives this album the nod over On Your Feet or on Your Knees and Some Enchanted...

"Who would have thought that in 1981, after a pair of limp, unfocused studio offerings, and two mixed -- at best -- live outings, that the once mighty Blue Öyster Cult would come back with such a fierce, creative, and uncompromising effort as Fire of Unknown Origin.
Here was their finest moment since Agents of Fortune five years earlier, and one of their finest ever. Bringing back into the fold the faithful team who helped articulate their earlier vision, producer Sandy Pearlman, Richard Meltzer...

"An analogy if you will;
If BOC's first 3 studio albums were New York City.
Then this 6th studio effort is Los Angeles.
I think that also says something about this bands musical growth in between that time.
This album confused some fans and their expectations, but that doesn't mean it's a bad album...because it's not. This album is the accumulation of a very successful rock band branching out a little bit and flirting with radio friendly Rock and Roll."-Kevin Sweet

"The band's first live album achieved even greater success and went gold; includes the Subhuman; Harvester of Eyes; Hot Rails to Hell; (Then Came the) Last of May; Cities on Flame; Before the Kiss (A Recap); Maserati GT (I Ain't Got You); Born to Be Wild, and more."

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 mega-classic third album - generally regarded as their greatest - and includes 5 bonus tracks

"Blue Öyster Cult scored big with Agents of Fortune and its now-classic rock hit, "(Don't Fear) The Reaper." It took the album into the stratosphere and the band's profile with it; it put them in the visible pop space they'd tried for years to get to. But upon arrival, they found that kind of success difficult to respond to. Not only did the Cult want to respond, they wanted to cement their place.
Spectres is not the masterpiece that Agents of Fortune is, but it didn't need to be. However, upon...

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 mega-classic second album and includes four bonus tracks!

Joe McPhee - tenor sax, percussion
Warren Smith - vibraphone, percussion
Michael Marcus - reeds
Jay Rosen - drums

“After a much lauded debut in 2021, the quartet reconvene for a reprise of the sweet, multitextural improvised composition fans and critics alike raved about on their first release.
While this is only the second in-studio meeting of this all-star group, the connections between its members run deep. In 2018, jazz musician extraordinaire Michael Marcus got an

"AltrOck is glad to announce the release of “The Executioner’s Lover”, the first album of the Scottish ensemble, The Blue Ship.

As they define themselves “The Blue Ship is a fluctuating and amorphous musical organism, born out of the blood...

Chris Janka – guitar + ‘MIDI Orchestra’ creator

Pamelia Stickney – theremin
Mark Holub - drums

“Emerging from Vienna’s thriving underground music scene, Blueblut is arguably one of its most intriguing combos. The trio, founded by three musical powerhouses, famous in their respective spheres of jazz, electronic and avant-rock music, have the intensity of rock, the space and openness of electronica and the razor sharp precision and wild improvisation of jazz.
When Blueblut

"There were only four good and rare albums on the Danish Spectator label: Terje, Jesper & Joachim, Moses, Days and the rarest of them all, Danish psych-rockers, Blues Addicts. Ivan Horn really kicks ass with his extra heavy guitar. As good as the...

Japan's Blues Creation was formed by guitarists Kazuo Takeda, Koh Eiryu and singer Fumio Nunoya, in early 1969, after the dissolution of their Group Sounds outfit The Bickies. Highly influenced by Cream and The Yardbirds, Takeda joined forces with...

Hamiet Bluiett – baritone sax, clarinet, alto flute
John Hicks – piano
Fred Hopkins – bass
Marvin ‘Smitty’ Smith – drums
Chief Bey – percussion

“New reissue this live session for cult jazz label Black Fire by the late, hugely respected baritone saxophonist and flautist, Hamiet Bluiett. 'Bearer Of The Holy Flame' was recorded at Sweet Basil in New York in July 1983.”

With John Blum-piano, Denis Charles drums, Antonio Grippi alto saxophone, alto-clarinet, William Parker bass, and recorded February 11, 1998 in NYC. "There are few sessions to rival this one for sheer urgency and gusto. it's as if something pent-up in...

John Blum - piano
Jackson Krall - drums

“Relative Pitch Records celebrates its 100th release with a duo recording by Pianist John Blum and Drummer Jackson Krall.
John Blum is an underground legend of the downtown music scene in New York City, known for his high voltage pianism and as a musician who strives for the very personal. His stylistic antecedents are apparent: Boogie-woogie, Stride, Bebop and Free Jazz, but John has absorbed all of these styles to craft a unique voice that...

"Blumen des Exotisches Eises was one of the so many musical recordings of Alfred Otterstaetter who released homemade tapes since the ‘70’s. This album was previously released as a 100 copies edition only. He worked various years on this recording...


“Blurt was founded in Stroud, UK, in 1979 as part of the post-punk movement by poet, saxophonist und puppeteer Ted Milton along with Milton's brother Jake, formerly of psychedelic group Quintessence [editiors note: I did NOT know this!] on drums and Peter Creese on guitar.
After three albums Creese left the band to be replaced by Herman Martin on synthesizers who, after a year of constant touring left the band, and was replaced by Steve Eagles, former member of Satan's Rats, The Photos and Bang Bang..

"Drummer Øyvind Skarbø's trio Bly De Blyant, comprised of the Icelandic guitarist Hilmar Jensson (TYFT, Jim Black's AlasNoAxis) and the Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily (Marc Ribot, Will Oldham, John Zorn) in addition to Skarbø...

In the late 70s and early 80s, kind of just before the little suit-clad kids made big headlines (but also made jazz pretty boring for the next 15 years), there was still room for someone like Arthur Blythe at a major label; a master player who was also a real risk taker and knew the history of jazz inside out, while not being afraid to also be part of its future path.
I especially love the band he had (found on here) with guitarist James Blood Ulmer and tuba player Bob Stewart. This is his first four...

“The title track alone hints at King Crimson, Cardiacs, Camel & ELP, but rather than play spot the reference, it’s better to relax and marvel at the rapid turnover of micro riffs and melodic motifs.-Prog

"...like King Crimson playing a medieval minstrel tune."-DPRP

"Utterly captivating and totally bonkers."-Progradar

"A tasty cake of dribbly madness"-TheProgressiveAspect

“Purveyor of tritonal wankery, The Bob Lazar Story hail from Christchurch, NZ and offer you an oasis..

"Over the past few months, former Residents composer Charles Bobuck has released several Tiny Tunes through his website, newsletter and as free giveaways for holidays. We are now happy to present you the first collection of these songs on CD. Eggs For Breakfast collects 26 of these tunes, perfect little pop songs about important and unimportant things, with playful joy or rather melancholy. All songs composed and performed by Bobuck, and yes, all vocals, too."

The first release by La Bocca Della Verita, a Rock Progressivo Italiano sextet from Rome, whose name translates as ‘The Mouth Of Truth’, presents a 80 minute concept album “consisting of various movements and changing atmospheres; all the right ingredients for those who appreciate prog from the 70s to today.”
Jimmy Bax: Hammond, Mellotron, ARP Prosoloist, Digital Synth, Piano, Backing vocals
Massimo di Paola: Piano, Keyboards and Synths, Backing vocals
Fabrizio Marziani: lead voice, rhythm..

This is a minor classic of later, early period electronic music (it’s from 1980) and is a very good one. It was released by Telefunken in 1980 and this is its first-ever reissue!!
Produced by Klaus Schulze, this is recommended!

“The electronic-musician Wolfgang Bock comes from the environment of Klaus Schulze and his debut "Cycles", released on vinyl in 1980, is strongly influenced by him.
The title track, which takes up the entire first side of the original vinyl edition, is still...