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"As steady as a click, Cast carries on making albums, so regularly that you have the feeling the Mexican band has always been a part of the progressive rock scene.... Like the legendary phoenix, Cast arises from its ashes, again and again. With the...

" IL CASTELLO DI ATLANTE, a quintet (Guitar, bass, drums, keyboards-vocals & violin) born in the mid-Seventies, only issued their first album in 1992. The line-up performs an airy symphonic rock, ethereal and pastoral, completely influenced by the...

Il Castello di Atlante formed in the 1970s in Italy, but like many of the Italian groups (there really were huge numbers of progressive bands in Italy in the 1970s), Il Castello never had the chance to record or release anything during that time. Unlike..

"Il Castello di Atlante ("Atlas' Castle") is an Italian progressive rock band based in Vercelli. Although the band was founded in 1974, it released its debut album in the early 1990s. It has since released 9 albums.
The band played live in several locations in Italy, and survived despite no released albums and frequent personnel changes.
In the early 1990s, they signed with Vinyl Magic, a minor label specialized in progressive rock that at the time was republishing rare albums by many Italian...

Castle Canyon were a early/mid 70s, mostly instrumental progressive rock band. Their bassist was Fred Chalenor, later of Hughscore, Curlew, etc. The keyboardist and composer, Erik Ian Walker got two of the 3 original members of the band back together...

This is the self-released 1st album by a new Rock Progressivo Italiano band who feature: Edoardo Capparucci: sax, bassoon, flute / Daniele Alfieri: piano, keyboards / Luigi Piergentili: guitars / Edoardo Cicchinelli: bass guitar / Stefano Vestrini:...

"It seems appropriate that California folkie Nick Castro has invitingly titled his new record Come Into Our House, since it's clear from the opening notes that he wants his listeners to feel comfortable. For his third album, Castro has again returned t...

Beaming warmly from the underground enclaves of Los Angeles, CA like a lambent ray of soft sunlight, the music of Nick Castro is breathing fresh life and pristine wonderment into an old sound. Castro released a beguiling album called A Spy in the House...

Bruno Figueira saxofone and effects
Duarte Fonseca drums
João Clemente guitar and magnets
João Lucas bass and effects

“You already know three members of this Portuguese band – alto saxophonist Bruno Figueira, guitarist João Clemente and drummer Duarte Fonseca – from Slow is Possible. The other is bassist João Lucas, also born in Portugal but living and working in Holland. His deep and acid bass sound is the axis of everything happening in “Cat in a Bag”. Sometimes it reminds you.

The first album by this French improvising/new music ensemble that always features Jac Berrocal (trumpet, voice, trombone) & Jean-Francois Pauvros (guitar), and on this album also features Patrick Prado (alto sax, harmonium, voice), Michel Potage (voic...

Catalyst were a really great jazz-rock/kozmigroov band based on our Philadelphia in the early/mid 1970s. The most famous members of the group were Alphonso Johnson on bass (who left early on to join Weather Report) and Odeon Pope on saxes, but all the players were fine musicians. This is a African American group that knew how to put jazz, rock and some funky influences all together and that will appeal to Mwandishi, Miles and Horacee Arnold fans. This is their first two albums "Catalyst" and "Unity"....

Catalyst were a really great jazz-rock/kozmigroov band based on our Philadelphia in the early/mid 1970s. The most famous members of the group were Alphonso Johnson on bass (who left early on to join Weather Report) and Odeon Pope on saxes, but all...

Philip Catherine is a long, long established and respected jazz guitarist from Belgium. He's had a long career and has worked in many fields, from totally straight-ahead to jazz/rock to even progressive rock (he was a member of Focus, after Jan Akkerman left!)
This brings together his four WEA albums, all of which are more or less in the jazz/rock & fuson vein; Guitars (never before on CD), September Man (also never before on CD), Babel, End Of August and a disc of previously unreleased solo....

Philip Catherine - guitar
Marc Moulin - electric piano
Giggs Whigham - trombone
Freddy Deronde - bass, flute
Freddy Rothier - drums

This is the very first album by the great Belgian guitarist Philip Catherine that no one has seen or owns, but which you can now! And without paying $500 to do so!
Originally released by Warner Music France in 1972, not only is this a legit release, but the original 8 track tapes have been were remixed in 2016 with the oversight of Philip! So t



A stylized teacup on the CD booklet photo, blurred like something that has almost been forgotten and a woman's name as the record title. This is the first impression of the latest offering by Cattleya". In the end "Madeleine" turns out to be a certain ...

“Causa Sui's Free Ride is finally back in print after being sold out for more than a decade! The original single-LP version, released in 2007 on Elektrohasch, has been selling for ridiculous prices on Discogs and eBay. Even the CDs are sought-after collectors' items, almost impossible to find, until now. Imagine a tidal wave sweeping up from the 1960s through the 1970s, then cresting in the 1990s before finally crashing on the shore of the present; that's what Free Ride sounds like. This is the "heavy...

"Live In Copenhagen captures Causa Sui at two very special nights: at the release parties of Euporie Tide and Return To Sky. Since the band seldomly performs live, this may very well be the best chance to experience what the band are capable of at their best. One show was recorded at avant-garde institution extraordinaire, Jazzhouse, while the other captures Causa Sui at legendary underground venue Dragens Hule.
Both shows were recorded multitrack with an A-grade selection of mics. During these...

Another great one from a band with two previous killer releases! This is great, space/stoner/kraut rock for the modern age. Highly recommended!

"This Danish four-piece unashamedly reference such esteemed cosmic talents as Blue Cheer, Guru Guru...

While our limited quantities last, you can get this brand new album for $6.00 off the regular price! But there's a set number and when they are gone, they're gone!!

Jonas Munk: guitars and electronics; Jess Kahr: bass; Jakob Skøtt, drums and percussion; Rasmus Rasmussen: keys and electronics.

"Causa Sui are back with Return To Sky, the successor to 2013's Euporie Tide, which consolidated the band as a crucial underground force in the European psych scene and spread their unique...

"Each of these four epic tracks is a testament to the fact that Causa Sui have carved out a singular niche for themselves, where vintage Sabbath-isms are filtered through a distinctively post-modern ethos. Causa Sui's brand of rock conveys everything that's so great about fuzzed-out heaviness, yet there's something about it that makes the listening experience far from trivial. In stark contrast to the standards of the stoner/doom scenes, Causa Sui manage to be weighty and peaceful at the same; forceful, yet

It's really nice to see this French guitar obscurity from the early 80's reissued so nicely with a fat booklet telling Philippe's history and including 5 bonus tracks. Philippe was the leader of the fusion/progressive band Uppsala and also had a career...

'Disciple of the wizards', One of the greatest French virtuosos of the guitar", "A new trouvere", "A modern griot"... Here are a few sentences chosen by the French press at the beginning of the Eighties, to qualify Philippe Cauvin's works. The leader o...

One of the earliest artists on the Musea label was this guitarist who specialized in acoustic guitar-based progressive sounds that were very distinctive. It's great to have him back with a new album, the first from him in a very long time...

Daniele Cavallanti-tenor and baritone sax, Nels Cline-electric guitar, Ivano Borgazzi-Fender Rhodes piano, electric keyboards, Giovanni Maier-double bass, electric bass, Simon Massaron-electric guitars, Pascho-percussion, Tiziano Tononi-drums...

Tremendously great fourth full-length release by this Chicago based modern motorik / psychedelic ensemble. I just saw them and the groove just killed and killed. Recommended!

“Tremors rhythmically shaking your place—the air’s gone electric! You’ve seen this kind of weather before… you weren’t expecting it today. This is the beginning of Allways. CAVE are kind of beyond time, though. You might feel like it’s been awhile since you’ve seen or heard them, but when you see or hear them again, that...

"Welcome to the season of the Psychic Psummer. Important Records' dream come true -- a full length studio album from Chicago's Cave. Major momentum expertly crafted and embracing maximum minimalism, repetition, Can cloud-bounce & full on heavy chant...

“The third in a string of awesome full-length adventures from Chicago’s CAVE is Threace—an album that appeals on all levels: animal, abstract and alien, and all at once; one multi-colored-circa-2013 grab-bang. Threace is a real “back to the lab” kind of album for CAVE —with a few more guitars and a few less keyboards on board, the band is energized and ready to try things in a new way. All CAVE music grabs at your ears and the soft tissue within, and yet this time, it’s just so much more super....

"The new debut album by Italian Progressive Rock trio CCLR Cavalli-Cocchi, Lanzetti & Roversi. The trio is fronted by former PFM and Acqua Fragile vocalist Bernardo Lanzetti who is joined by Gigi Cavalli-Cocchi (Mangala Vallis) on drums and percussion...

After many, many years, this is an all new recording by the band who later mutated into Hughscore. What a great thing to have happen in 2005; a new album after a full decade! This features Fred Chalenor on bass/fuzz bass/stick, Elaine diFalco on Rhodes & Wurlitzer pianos, Hammond B3 organ, vibes, analog keyboards and vocals (she's a great singer) and Henry Franzoni-drums. Solid songs, fine singing, some weird studio effects that work nicely and great playing, this is very reminiscent of Hughscore, except...

"Cavern Of Anti-Matter return for their third studio album on their own Duophonic label. Hormone Lemonade sees the band heavily utilizing the sounds of modular synths and home built drum machines, yet still keeping the loose, improvised sound familiar to fans of their first two albums, with minimal guitar melodies and live drum kit helping to build hypnotic layers of texture.
The albums genesis was in the self-constructed rhythm machines of band member Holger Zapf, the Taktron Z3 and Taktron Z2...

Charlie is best known as the bassist of Knifeworld, but he has a lot of music and styles up his sleeve and he caught me by surprise with his great first solo release.
I wasn’t surprised by this one, because I was already aware that this wasn’t going to be a ‘rock’ or ‘prog’ album and it isn’t. He delivers something between systems music, chamber music and folk music; as said about his first, The Divine Abstract, comparable (but not ‘sounding like’) an acoustic-guitar led ensemble like Aranis or...

Charlie is best known as the bassist of Knifeworld, but he has a lot of music and styles up his sleeve.
The Divine Abstract is his first solo album and on it he plays acoustic, electric & classical guitars, Fender VI, acoustic & electric bass guitars, sitar & pipa.
He's joined by a huge array of guest musicians
Katharine Blake: treble & sopranino recorders
Lucy Brown: French horn
Flora Curzon: violin
Hannah Davis: vibraphone, glockenspiel
Julie Groves: flute
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Pretty excellent cross between stoner rock, space rock and early Sabbath riffing.

“Coming at you like the bastard son of early Pink Floyd and any period Hendrix, CB3(Charlottas Burning Trio) waste no time in getting to grips with their revved up space rock and roll. Greased out riffs to the max, it may be all too Neanderthal but their back to basics approach is just what you need for a heady Saturday night in the land of getting high. Top grade monster psych-heads, the Swedish band have never...

This renowned improvising band has had a 20 year residency (!) at Toronto's Music Gallery. The current lineup includes the legendary avant-garde musician & film maker Michael Snow (piano/synths), plunderphonic-meister John Oswald (alto sax) & Paul Dutt...

Joachim Badenhorst clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor sax
Guillermo Celano electric guitar
Marcos Baggiani drums

"Guillermo Celano and Marcos Baggiani are outstanding personalities in the Amsterdam creative jazz and free improvised music scene, where they co-lead the project C.B.G (acronym for Celano/Baggiani Group).
In 2013 and specially for the Composition Assignment of the North Sea Jazz Festival, they came forth with a new line up of this band, one of the musicians being the Belgium..

Celeste recorded a stone classic 1976 symphonic release that is a very beautiful & brilliant pastoral masterpiece featuring lots of acoustic guitar, fronted by flute & mellotron, as well as more overtly rock sounding parts, but even at their most rock based, strongly acoustic!
Two decades later, there were some unreleased recordings that were actually pretty decent, if arguably unfinished, but nothing that matched the original. Now, over 40 years later, leader Ciro Perrino and a bunch of new...

Dave Bainbridge / guitars, keyboards, bouzouki, percussion, vocals
Sally Minnear / lead vocals, vocal looping, acoustic guitar, percussion
Dave Brons / guitars, mandolin, vocals
Simon Fitzpatrick / basses, Chapman stick, Moog bass
Frank Van Essen / drums, percussion, violin, vocals

"Recorded on their first concert tour, this is the first release by Dave Bainbridge's new band Celestial Fire.
Featuring a mix of IONA music (some rarely played live, such as...

"A brainy, yet highly engaging septet.... should come as a delight to fans of the Claudia Quintet's ethereal chamber-prog." – Time Out NY

"The Cellar And Point is the chamber-like enterprise of a productive partnership..." –


Admiral Grey : vocals
Shayna Dulberger : bass guitar
Weasel Walter : guitar
with
Marc Edwards : drums

"The frantic slam of NYC quartet Cellular Chaos draws a bit on the no-wave leanings of their guitarist Weasel Walter as well as the quivering frenzy of his excellent 1990s band Lake of Dracula. But there's something of-the-moment about their sound too, especially in the urgency of singer Admiral Grey... Cellular Chaos' fire has a singular crackle, one that sounds pretty







So, this is three separate sessions; two recent sessions from 2017 and 2019 PLUS the 1978 sessions by Henry and Andrea that were released as HALF of Protocol in 1978. Following the below is Eugene Chadbourne’s appreciation of the original Protocol release [Kondo portion not included in this release]!

“Andrea Centazzo and Henry Kaiser have been playing percussion/guitar duets for over 42 years; since the dawn of free improvisation in America. This 2-CD set celebrates their collaboration with new...