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"A mainstay of the Radical Jewish series since their first release in 2000, Jaroslaw Bester is one of the most consistently creative and imaginative musicians in the New Jewish Renaissance. Here he approaches the classic compositions of Cracow-born...


First-ever reissue on CD from the master tapes of the second album by this improvisational/folk/world music, formed in 1970 by Peter Michael Hamel on keyboards, and also featuring guitar, oboe, guitar, percussion, electronics and bamboo flute. Definite...

Recorded in 1979, this is their sixth and last release. Sort of between trance/krautrock and early world music/new-age explorations (before new age turned into vapid pretty noodling). This has 15 minutes of unreleased material!

Just what you want from “the E17 psych guru.” - MOJO

“Harking back to the liberating songcraft of The Beatles, but with a jagged edge.” - Classic Rock

“Still mixing pop, punk and psych to giddy effect.” - The Guardian

“Little Eden glows with vintage McCartney-esque couplets before rolling out a chiming signature riff on ‘As I Lay Down To Die’ and adopting Jimi-like phrasing on ‘And Away We Go’.
A psychedelically-hewn panoramic take on brutalism Britain punctuated with pure..

"Girma Bèyènè is a true legend of Ethiopian music. After an exile in USA and a silence that lasted 25 years, he jubilantly accepted the invitation of the French group Akalé Wubé. The comeback was held last September at a memorable concert with Akalé Wubé in Paris. Under the direction of Francis Falceto (Ethiopiques series) Girma and Akalé Wubé recorded this album to immortalize this renaissance."


"New music and groove does it work and does it exist? Musical crossover artist Ketan Bhatti thinks so. On 'Nodding Terms' he melds contemporary chamber music with current club music.
To this end, the composer, drummer and producer invited the German-Icelandic Ensemble Adapter into his studio and involved his studio neighbors Paul Frick and Jan Brauer from Brandt Brauer Frick in the production process. The musicians all studied classical instruments and know about pop, so acoustic traces become...

"Calcutta Chronicles: Indian Slide Guitar Odyssey is a musical journey through the centuries of guitar playing in India. Using three unique guitars that BBC award winner Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya designed himself, each beautiful raga explores...

If you are even remotely interested in world music, this stunning set is a must-own.
Cloth bound cover with four CDs: 45 pages of photographs and 50 pages of detailed recording notes.

"...I think my playing is probably more derived from the folk music records that I heard; Middle Eastern music, Indian music... for years I had something called Music On The Desert Road, which was an album with all kinds of different ethnic music. I used to listen to that all the time."-Frank Zappa....

"Active since 1979, Maurizio Bianchi is an Italian pioneer of noise and industrial music. Untitled 1980 was originally released in 1980 on cassette in Japan. This release marks the first re-issue of this work and pairs it with a 2013 re-working of...


Carlos Bica, double bass / Frank Möbus, electric guitar / Jim Black, drums and percussion.

"The fifth album by Carlos Bica’s Azul, the double bassist and composer’s trio with the colourful guitarist Frank Möbus and the drummer extraordinaire...

Carlos Bica double bass
Frank Möbus guitar
Jim Black drums and percussion

"It has been twenty years since the release of Carlos Bica’s “Azul”, the Portuguese double bass player’s debut recording with German guitarist Frank Möbus and the American drummer Jim Black. Their brand new album “More Than This” accurately describes their status quo. This new release reflects the same music that their audiences have learned to love since the very beginning and delivers beyond those expectations...

Carlos Bica double bass
Daniel Erdmann tenor saxophone
Dj Illvibe turntables

"Double bassist and composer Carlos Bica has carved out a jazz niche for himself with his inventive style of lyrical-indie-jazz. Among the several musical projects he leads, his trio AZUL has become his showcase as a bass player and composer. For more than twenty years Bica’s trio AZUL with Frank Möbus and Jim Black has fascinated its listeners. Living in Berlin, Portuguese Bica again and again creates a music...

Carlos Bica Double Bass
Frank Möbus Guitar
Jim Black Drums And Percussion

"As a composer, double bassist Carlos Bica is a cultivator of the song format, but if as such he knows the virtues of studio production and engineering, in order to perfect a composition at a detail level, he’s also very much conscious that, in jazz, the best for a song is to be played live and to grow from the confines of what is written through improvisation. Hence the importance of this new album of his band...

Carlos Bica, double bass / Matthias Schriefl, trumpet, flugelhorn, melodica / João Paulo, piano, keyboards, accordion / Mário Delgado, electric guitar / João Lobo, drums, percussion.

"'Carlos Bica + Prima Matéria' confirms Bica as one of...

"This is the first CD release by a remarkable composer/performer who has been Composer-In-Residence at the Boston Modern Orchestra Project for the past two years and a key member of the Philip Glass ensemble for well over a decade. Bringing together a...

A great price on this new, double live CD by one of the best prog rock bands in existence right now.
"Following on from their latest excellent studio album, ‘Folklore’, released earlier this year, Big Big Train deliver a live seasonal treat for their fans. This double CD was recorded from across the three sell out shows they performed in 2015 at Kings Place, London. The eight piece band are joined at the shows by a four piece brass section that allows the band to successfully recreate the wonderful...

"When UK Prog Rockers Big Big Train released their last album “Grand Tour” in 2019, they had their sights set on international exploration, if not exactly domination. Branching out beyond the quintessentially English stories that defined previous albums, “Grand Tour”’s lyrics were primarily inspired by greater European history and the wonders of travelling. Unfortunately, their hopes of applying this ethos moving forward were held up by the global pandemic, which not only forced the band to cancel their...

"Empire is a live Blu-ray film/2 CD set recorded on 2 November 2019 at the Hackney Empire in London.
The 12 song set runs to just under 2 hours and includes material from the English Electric, Folklore, Grimspound and Grand Tour studio albums. It was filmed by Tim Sidwell of Toward Infinity (who has previously worked with Marillion, Status Quo, Thunder, Magnum, Lisa Stansfield and Steps), with audio mixed by BBT’s sound engineer Rob Aubrey."

“The Hackney show was filmed with five operated...

“English Boy Wonders is their second album, originally released in 1997. This 2008 re-release of the album has been partly re-recorded and completely re-mixed and re-mastered by Rob Aubrey (IQ, Transatlantic, Spock's Beard.) The album features performances from Martin Orford recorded after his retirement from the music business.”

“At 80 minutes long this is a rich, polished and rewarding listen reminiscent of Yes coupled with the pastoral approach of Caravan.”-CLASSIC ROCK 8/10 ...

"Sometimes you get to review an album where the words, and the praise, come easily – and this is one such album. I’ve been a BBT fan since “The Difference Machine” (TDM) drew me in around 2007/2008. To be honest, I bought the CD because musicians I liked from other bands guested on it, and I wasn’t disappointed. The members who made that album are mostly gone from the band, but such is the progression and evolution of a line up. Founder Greg Spawton remains and is also one of the main writers. TDM guest...

At this point, for my money, Big Big Train are one of the very best modern day 'prog' bands in existence. They are absolutely a prog rock band, but unlike so many modern prog bands, they have a strong sound that is their sound.
In addition to already impressive players Dave Gregory (XTC!) and Nick D'Virgillio, this album includes Rikard Sjöblom, of Beardfish!
Their 10th album Grimspound follows swiftly after their last, Folklore, as the band found themselves with a wealth of new material and...

"Merchants Of Light includes the best performance of each song played at Big Big Train's sold out Cadogan Hall shows in 2017."

"The 16 track set is pulled from the band’s last 4 albums, Grimspound, Folklore, English Electric, and The Underfall Yard. The show opens with a string overture before kicking into a rocking version of “Folklore.” It is a perfect way to get things off to a glorious start as each member introduces himself with showcase solos. From there we meet “Brave Captain” the...

“Released in December 2009, The Underfall Yard was the first Big Big Train album with vocalist David Longdon and drummer Nick D'Virgilio as full band members, the first to feature Dave Desmond's brass band and the first to include the guitar playing of Dave Gregory.
Alongside the remix of the original recordings, a second companion CD features 48 minutes of material, including a new 2020 studio recording of the title track, preceded by a previously unreleased brass prelude. Also included is the...

“For their large and growing fan base, the imminent arrival of a new album, particularly one that wasn’t actually expected is something joyfully anticipated but… and let’s say it… our hearts are broken because of the unexpected and tragic passing of David Longdon. Web and print media has seen a torrent of grief, expressed in many ways, telling many stories of this amazing man who was taken from us all too soon. Much has been said, and no doubt will be said… but I feel the best tribute I can give is to...

If, like me, you think that Big Brother were a terrific little psychedelic combo who were unjustly overlooked and possibly even unfairly dismissed as ‘not very good’ in the light of the discovery of the (admittedly great) greatness of their singer, Janis Joplin, this release of outtakes and etc from their great second album – released under the name they originally envisioned for their second album – will blow your mind. Even without dope!
For me, Big Brother was far and away her best and most...

I dunno. I always thought Big Brother got a bum rap. Were they the best San Francisco band? No. Were they the best musicians of that scene? No. But they were fun and joyous and genuinely psychedelic and whoever it was that dragged Janis away from them by telling her that 'she could do better than them', obviously never heard the inferior albums that she made without them. Both recordings are very, very good, professional sounding live recordings for rock concerts of over 50 years.

"Big Brother...

The debut by Big Brother, when Janis was just a member of the band and not THE STAR; originally released by Mainstream, it wasn't until later, when Columbia reissued it, that the 'featuring Janis Joplin' was added!

Recorded in December of 1966, it has a weak production, but it's still an accurate record of early psychedelia.

This one's for you psychedelic music fans. This is the earliest known recording (from a concert at California Hall in San Francisco on 7/28/66) of Janis Joplin performing with Big Brother (she had joined 6-7 weeks previously). The sound is quite good g...

"Five of BCO's greatest performed by dAS, Robo, Daevid Allen, Brook Hinton, Mic Gendreau. Four test tones specially mixed by John Duncan, Monte Cazazza, G. X. Jupitter-Larsen."

"The Norwegian outfit BIG ROBOT describes itself as a musical collective, where members Per Sjoberg and Ole Christensen make up the central core of the collective. "Aquafit" is the debut effort by this project, and adding their input to the proceedings...

The first album by this California retro-hard rock/progressive/stoner-rock band who add all the right touches, including amazingly huge amounts of mellotron, as well as sitar drones, Atomic Rooster Hammond organ, etc. etc. In addition to these...

Another one-shot Italian band with a classic heavy keyboard-driven progressive disc. Their name translates as "Ticket To Hell"! Dual keyboards, guitar, vocals/flute, bass & drums. Some great interplay between the keyboards & the guitar. One of their tw...

A sextet of dual keyboards, electric/acoustic guitars, bass, drums & vocals/flute Biglietto were one of the great classical progressive one-album Italian bands...until this early 90's issue of their never released 2nd album! While the sonics are not...

Beautifully packaged in a mini-lp sleeve with a booklet and a number of color photos of the band that I had never seen before. That's the good news. The news that you were all expecting, I suppose, is that the sonics are strictly bootleg quality. It is...

"Biglietto Per L'Inferno returns to the scene of Prog (and more...) with a new CD, suggestively entitled “VIVI. LOTTA. PENSA.” (Live. Fight. Think.).

Once again the band’s effort focuses on the recovery of the old Biglietto’s tracks from the...

"The Sanskrit term ‘bija’ means seed – the origin or cause of things. The Italian trio "bija" take their beginning with a vibration, a sound from which their music grows, developing surprising soundscapes. Salento, the region of Italy where the trio...

"Finally a proper CD release for this incredible record that already had gained a cult status with the band’s CD-R self-release last year. Bill in the Tea are a young and talented band from Sicily and this is basically their full-length debut record...

"Billow Observatory is the trans-Atlantic duo consisting of Detroit's Jason Kolb (Auburn Lull) and Danish producer Jonas Munk (Manual). II: Plains/Patterns departs from their self-titled debut's (2012) amorphous ambient haze with a more rigid, albeit subtle, underpinning of rhythm and pulse. Traces of shoegaze, modern minimal electronica, and kosmische appear on every track, but are mutated into something mysterious and new. "Pulsus", for example, opens the album with a driving Teutonic stutter and...

“III: Chroma/Contour is the third album from Billow Observatory, the collaborative project of Danish producer Jonas Munk (Manual, Ulrich Schnauss collaborator, and more) and Michigan native Jason Kolb (Auburn Lull). The album's nine tracks eschew the pulse and rhythm that defined the duo's previous effort -- II: Plains/Patterns (2017) -- in favor of sparse melodic possibilities and a more abstract palette of sounds.
Chroma/Contour suggests looking both 20 years forward and twenty years back, while...


''Bimstein's music is not meant for theorists to wring their hands over in some future century; it's meant to be enjoyed & understood, it's stories told, right now.''-John Schaefer. ''Alternative classical'' music, firmly influenced by Scott Johnson/La...

"Tenor saxophonist Binker Golding and drummer Moses Boyd are two of the most exciting young jazz musicians on the London jazz scene.
One year on from their highly praised mega work Journey To The Mountain Of Forever (Urban Album Of The Year 2017 : MoJo Magazine), Binker And Moses return with a blistering assault on the senses.
Their third album in as many years, Binker Golding and Moses Boyd are trailblazers in arguably the most exciting jazz explosion London has ever seen.
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Luciano Biondini: Accordion / Michel Godard: Tuba, Serpent, Bass / Lucas Niggli: Drums

Mavì is the title of the Biondini-Godard-Niggli trio's new CD. It refers to a clear blue, the colour seen when looking at the earth from outer space...

Luciano Biondini: Accordion solo
"Luciano Biondini is one of the few outstanding masters of the accordion in Europe, a musician who is at home with jazz music as well as being deeply rooted in the music of his homeland: the mediterranean.

After two CDs with Swiss drummer Lucas Niggli and French tuba player Michel Godard, Biondini has recorded a solo album for the Intakt label, dedicated entirely to the music of the area he grew up in: the city of Spoleto, in Umbria, Northern Italy. His plays..

Luciano Biondini: Accordion / Michel Godard: Tuba, Serpent, Bass / Lucas Niggli: Drums

"When Luciano Biondini, Michel Godard und Lucas Niggli play music together the borders between Early and New Music, between imaginary folk and jazz inspired.

A reissue of their 2002 album + an entire second album, The Sapphire Tower.

"Shenzhou, aside from being the name of the Chinese manned-spaceflight vehicles, means 'magic vessel', and I can't imagine a more apt description for Geir Jenssen's latest excursion into ambient deep listening. . . . Jenssen again relies on found sound as source material for Shenzhou, but this time, the found sound is old vinyl recordings of the orchestral works of French Impressionist composer and ambient precursor....

"A remastered edition of Biosphere's The Hilvarenbeek Recordings, originally released in 2016."

"'As The Sun Kissed The Horizon' is one of my favorite Biosphere tracks. It's a recording of (what to me sounds like) the empty fields after a bustling summer's day, as the sun slowly sets and people leave for home. It reminds me of my summer's youth, and every time I listen, I picture myself in that exact field, the same field I spent my summers playing football in, hanging with friends and generally...