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Basta is double bassist and composer Joris Vanvinckenroye, who is the bassist and also the composer of Aranis! In 1008, he created Basta, a project that fetured him on multi-tracked double bass.
Now, post-Aranis, he presents Basta!2, which is a duo of himself and flautist Jana Arns (also from Aranis and also his wife). Using live looping techniques and more, he layers the sound and gets a lovely orchestra ambiance. The video explains it all!....

Bastien is a tinkerer who specializes in building very low-tech machines [Meccano] that play musical instruments. Sometimes he & guests play along with the machines, & sometimes Meccano play alone. Unique & charming. [In Poly Sons]

Jon Balke piano, keyboards, electronics, tungoné, darbouka, percussion
Helge Andreas Norbakken sabar, gorong, djembe, talking drum, shakers, percussion
Emilie Stoesen Christensen vocals
Erland Dahlen drums
Torgeir Rebolledo Pedersen...

Django Bates is a Brit-jazz band leader, pianist and tenor horn player of great reknown in the UK. He founded Human Chain in 1979 and in the 1980s he rose to prominence in the big band Loose Tubes. He has performed as a member of Bill Bruford's Earthworks and in the bands of George Russell and George Gruntz.
For this release, he has revisited The Beatles 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band', with rather great results, as long as you don't mind hearing a cultural icon get shaken up and remade...

"Composer Dmitri Shostakovich lived an extraordinarily strange life. A cultured, creative individual forced to play a part in his country s history against his will, used as a propaganda tool of a tyrant. In such a claustrophobic and paranoia inducing..

“Batoh is back! Solo again after last fall’s new Silence album, the Japanese psychedelic guru makes some one-man performances,, with others featuring Ghost and Silence family members, including free drumming legend of Fushitsusha and early Ghost, Hiroyuki Usui. In the richness of an all-analog production, Batoh decries the existential opacity of our latter-day faith, drawing deeply from the musical, linguistic and spiritual traditions of ALL countries, fused into a new music for the believers and non...

Stefano Battaglia: piano
Salvatore Maiore: double-bass
Roberto Dani: drums

"'The pure water of the Anyder River flowered through Sir Thomas Moore’s “Utopia”. Italian pianist Stefano Battaglia celebrates it and other mythical and...

Stefano Battaglia: piano, prepared piano
Michele Rabbia: percussion, electronics

"In this beautiful duo album by two of Italy’s most creative musicians, roles are frequently overturned, as lyrical percussion shades into electronics and...

I know that John spent a lot of time thinking about this album and recording a lot of things that did NOT go on this album and you can hear the result of that ‘quality control’ immediately.

'Between the Axiom and the Sigh' is the first new album from Ephemeral Sun keyboardist John Battema in 8 years. Inspired and influenced by sci-fi soundtracks from the late 70's/80's and the keyboard-heavy electronic/prog/rock of the 80's, it..

“Beautiful experimental album that echoes the sound of the beating 70s. Tracks full of atmosphere. Absolutely super recommended...this record represents the 'closing of the circle'. Battiato closed his career as he started it: electronic and experimental music... perhaps the disruptive power of the debut is missing (a bit), but the album is beautiful.
Thinking that this is the last production he personally edited, before retiring from the music scene due to bad health, and that openly recalls the...

"A tenor saxophone quartet, formed by Travis Laplante. One morning, Travis Laplante literally awoke with the crystal clear vision that he needed to start an ensemble with three specific individuals Matthew Nelson, Jeremy Viner, and Patrick Breiner. Laplante was actually unfamiliar with their work as musicians and had only a minimal relationship with them as individuals. He was also aware that a band of four tenor saxophones could be the worst idea ever. In spite of this, Laplante followed through and...

Matt Bauder, tenor saxophone, clarinet / Nate Wooley, trumpet / Angelica Sanchez, piano / Jason Ajemian, double bass / Tomas Fujiwara, drums

"This album is dedicated to Donald Walden, Bill Dixon and Fred Anderson from whom I've learned...

Matt Bauder, tenor saxophone / Nate Wooley trumpet / Kris Davis piano / Jason Ajemian double bass / Tomas Fujiwara, drums.

"Tenor saxophonist and clarinetist Matt Bauder is one of those young musicains who has an equal capacity to play in...

Romain Baudoin was the hurdy gurdy/vielle a roue player in the great, too short lived, French band, Zaar, where her performed under the name Cosia.

I believe this is his first solo album and here, he performs solo & live in the studio with no...


Masterful trombonist Bauer with Peter Kowald-bass & Gunther Sommer-percussion, ''(they) achieve the spontaneous coherence free play often aspires to.''-Coda.


Peter Brötzmann: tenor and alto saxophones, tárogató, B-flat clarinet
Johannes Bauer: trombone
"Following the death of German trombonist Johannes Bauer in May 2016, Peter Brötzmann decided to pay tribute to the many years of comradery and collaboration he and Bauer shared, from Globe Unity in the '70s to the Peter Brötzmann Group and the Chicago Tentet. This disc presents a previously unreleased recording of a beautiful live duo performance from Osaka, 1997, which had been waiting in Brötzmann's..

A great, subtle set from masterful trombonist Bauer. This consists of solo trombone + electronics, including long delays & much more. [Victo]

"I found there to be very deep connections going back centuries, between certain types of Jewish music (my earliest musical influences) and Arabic, Middle Eastern and South Asian music. To make a long story short, researching these musical connections and composing music based on them became the focus of my project, Bridges, for my Guggenheim Fellowship. This music represents a "bridge", highlighting the similarities found in diverse religious music traditions that connect us, expressed in a modern jazz...

Think of this as a Cuneiform release that got away from us but that should NOT get away from you! Composer/flautist Jamie Baum has been making records for at least 10 years or so, but it wasn't until this album was pitched to us by her that I really...

"Baumann/Koek is another hitherto undiscovered treasure of German electronic music, the only album by the electronic music pairing of Wolfgang Baumann and Ata Koek, both from Kempten, Bavaria, Germany. It was mixed in Conny Plank's studio and distributed, without a label, by the duo themselves in 1978. The music owes much to the Berlin School; layered sequencer patterns, swirling chord tapestries, a computer beat here and there. Eastern elements or hints thereof add a particular charm to Baumann/Koek...

Just in time for the reissues of "Romance '76" and "Trans Harmonic Nights" comes the first new music from Peter in something like 20 years! And it's good, capturing the sort of 'spare but still Berlin-school' vibe of his early classics!

"In October 2014 an idea suddenly came to mind. Although I had spent much of my life performing, recording and producing music, my attention over the immediately preceding years had been focused on the philosophy and psychology of human nature. It was a rewarding...

An important, long-time and key member of Tangerine Dream, Peter Baumann was with the group through basically all of their most important work.
This was his first solo album and was released while he was still in TD. It's a fine work and it has been unavailable on CD for nearly 20 years.

"While still a member of Tangerine Dream, Peter Baumann released his first solo album, Romance '76. It's not far removed from the music that TD was making at the time -- in fact, references to Rubycon...

An important, long-time and key member of Tangerine Dream, Peter Baumann was with the group through mostl of their most important work.
This was his second solo album and was released not too long after he left Tangerine Dream. It's a fine work and it has been unavailable on CD for nearly 20 years.

"Peter Baumann's second recording does not fail to send one to new worlds both inner and outer and anyone familiar with his music will play it over and over. In my opinion Tangerine Dream never...

This is a electronic / laptop goodie!

“In the early months of 2020, when the COVID-19 outbreak ravaged his home country of Italy, prolific composer Bruno Bavota did what we all would eventually do: isolated and waited. What followed was a year of fear, anxiety, and dread. Eventually, fear gave way to fatigue, and the anxiety metamorphosized into nervous energy. The compulsion to create became more powerful than the compression and weight. And so were born Apartment Songs and Apartment Loops...

Clive Bayley: Vocals / Acoustic & Electric Guitars / Bass
Max Hunt: Keyboards / Acoustic & Electric Guitars / Bass / Backing Vocals / Accordion / Drums / Percussion / Rhythm Loops / Samples
Jürgen Link: Drums

“Max Hunt was introduced to Bob Hagger & Clive Bayley of Mabel Greer's Toyshop in 2015 by Yes biographer Dave Watkinson, as MGT had reformed and were looking for a keyboard player for their next album. Max joined the band and played keyboards on and co-produced the second MGT..


"BB&C is an explosive three-headed monster featuring New York City alto saxophonist Tim Berne, downtown drummer Jim Black and the ever-exploring Nels Cline on guitar. Their debut CD 'The Veil" is from a live recording at The Stone in New York City....

BBI is Philippe Bussonet on bass (Magma's magnificent bassist since 1995, as well as one of the powers behind One Shot), Jean-Claude Buire on drums (drummer for Offering in the late 1980s) and Laurent Imperato on guitar (a founding member of Xaal, although he had left by the time they started recording.
This was Philippe's side-band before co-forming One Shot and this studio work was recorded in 1996, but never released until now. They are a power trio that mixes the most 'rock' aspects of One Shot...

"Recorded in the Spring of 1974 at several studios in London, AXE VICTIM was released by EMI’s Harvest label in June 1974 to much critical praise and introduced Be Bop Deluxe to the record buying public. The album featured the band’s first line-up of BILL NELSON (vocals, lead guitar, acoustic guitar, piano), IAN PARKIN (rhythm & acoustic guitars, organ), ROB BRYAN (bass guitar, vocals) and NICHOLAS CHATTERTON-DEW (drums).
AXE VICTIM was a fine debut and was championed by DJ John Peel (who had been.....

“Digitally remastered and expanded edition of Modern Music, the legendary 1976 album by Be Bop Deluxe. Recorded in June and July 1976 at Abbey Road Studio Three, Modern Music was the fourth album by Be Bop Deluxe and the second to feature the line-up of Bill Nelson (vocals, guitars, keyboards), Charles Tumahai (bass, vocals), Andy Clark (keyboards) and Simon Fox (drums). The album was co-produced by Bill Nelson and John Leckie. Much of the material appearing on the album was conceived by Bill Nelson...

“Brian Wilson's gift to 20th-century music elevated this pop album into a beguiling musical and emotional cogency that still operates outside pop culture's fickle space-time continuum--and limited critical lexicon. There's never been another record to compare and certainly no album has been as dissected, overanalyzed, and predigested for public consumption.
The techno-marvel centerpiece of that project--the album's first true stereo mix, painstakingly conjured out of multitape session sources by ...

In 2011, the sessions that made up the most legendary never-released album in the world were checked, collated and the most-finished versions were re-assembled and released in some sort of coherent order that matches - as close as it possibly can...

Driving, epic guitar based psych / stoner music from Australia, with ethereal, nearly drowned out by the waves of guitars, female vocals. Very good stuff with a certain hard-edged, yet floating quality!

"Iconic Australian psych rock quintet Beaches return with epic double LP Second Of Spring - Chapter Music's first double album by a single artist. Beaches' much-loved second album She Beats brought the band international acclaim in 2013. Featuring guitar by German motorik hero Michael Rother (Neu...

Features Michael Rother on two tracks!
"Sprawling Melbourne psych-rock five-piece Beaches return with second album She Beats. Their self-titled debut emerged on Mistletone Records in 2008, making the Australian Music Prize shortlist for that year...

"Beak>'s second album was recorded in just one afternoon - quite a feat given that mainman Geoff Barrow is better known as one third of Portishead, who have managed just three albums in 18 years. The results are impressive, if disconcerting, as they build on Portishead's noirish textures and – with vocals buried so deep in the mix as to make them unintelligible – take a turn for the darker. Yatton and Elevator throb along on pulsing motorik rhythms; Kidney sounds like Bad Moon Rising-era Sonic Youth; while

"Acclaimed UK out-rock trio, Beak>, return with their first album in six years. Written over the last year and, for the most part, written and recorded live at Invada Studios, the band continue to forge their own path through their own genre of oddness."

">>> definitely sounds like a step forward. The production and feel of the first two albums were like listening through frosted glass; a band playing behind a curtain. Now we are hearing Beak> in sharp focus, but without forfeiting what the ban

The latest from this fine Swedish band finds them jettisoning some of the heavier elements of their last release, The Void, and returning more to the sound of Mammoth, which might be their masterpiece. Excellent, modern progressive rock. This includes...

Until just now, this was 'the band's great, but sadly unavailable fifth album'. Luckily a reprinting and new distribution has remedied that problem. There is - as always - a lot of humor in what they do and they are one of the top Swedish progressive...

This 2003 release is Beardfish's first album. The band are a quintet: Robert Hansen-bass, David Zackrisson-guitar, tapes, vocals, Magnus Östrgren-drums, Rikard Sjöblom-vocals, guitar, piano and Stefan Aronsson-organ, Moog, vocals. It's a very good...

"If one were to have access to a time machine and could go back to see legendary bandleader Thelonious Monk in concert during the 1950s and ‘60s, you’d likely see him so compelled by the music that he would retreat from his piano mid-performance and conduct his band, no matter how small or large, through an impassioned dance. But behind the joyous dance that overtook the stage lay the societal struggles a jazz musician endured to present that 90 minutes of musical freedom – a tale of police harassment...

Boy From Black Mountain is the third release from the determinedly eclectic Boston-based ensemble Beat Circus. Beat Circus is the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist/singer-songwriter Brian Carpenter. The music bridges a number of disparate genres...

"Brian Carpenter’s narrative songs evoke cabaret, Wild West saloons, circus sideshows, and Old World gypsies...but the prodigious musicianship and stylistic miscegenation is all modern; the results, refreshingly entertaining."-All About Jazz NY

"Beat Circus has created a singular intriguing sonic identity by filtering certain bizarre old-time American and European pre-jazz styles through a progressive contemporary fearlessness."-Weekly Planet

Beat Circus was formed in 2002 by...

“These Wicked Things is the fourth release from the determinedly eclectic Boston-based band Beat Circus and the final installment in singer/multi-instrumentalist/composer Brian Carpenters Weird American Gothic trilogy [after his Cuneiform releases Dreamland and Boy From Black Mountain]. The record bridges a number of disparate genres including experimental music, cowpunk, post-punk, Mexican folk music, mariachi music, and spaghetti western and giallo film scores.
These Wicked Things began after...

"Don’t Count On Us!" confronts the past and the present of the Belgian composer Frank Nuyts, a complete author with a solid reputation, whose music is played all over the world. He feels at home in many genres and strives to bring a lot of variety, a lot of energy and a lot of humor to his work. As a classical composer, he has already written an impressive work.
As a contemporary composer blessed and plagued by a never ending curiosity, Frank keeps his eyes, ears and mind open to any musical...

The two volumes of the Beatles BBC recordings presents the band in their early performing prime, mostly recorded live to mono in great sound and in a very direct way that their studio recordings didn't present. They show what an extraordinary BAND they...

"Cameroonian musician Francis Bebey is truly one of a kind. He entered the music scene with his African compositions for classical guitar. He gave recitals while pursuing a career in journalism and then as an international civil servant. The same creative impulse also led him to write pop songs, some of which (based on novels he had written) became big hits in Africa and in the French-speaking world. But few people know that in the '70s, Francis Bebey delved into electronic music. The first electronic....

One of the greatest Cameroonian musicians, this album focuses on his work with the sanza, a type of African thumb piano, and it's totally enthralling and entrancing as only the best African pop records can be. Highly recommended!...

“Recorded in the Autumn of 1975 at Abbey Road studios (with some sessions also taking place at AIR studios in London), SUNBURST FINISH was the third album by Be Bop Deluxe and the first to feature the line-up of BILL NELSON (vocals, guitars, keyboards), CHARLIE TUMAHAI (bass, vocals), ANDY CLARK (keyboards) and SIMON FOX (drums). It was also the first Be-Bop album to be co-produced by BILL NELSON and JOHN LECKIE. An album of immense musical inventiveness and creativity, SUNBURST FINISH was one of the...