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"The band D.A.T.A. consists of four members of South London musicians, who met a year ago. Through a mutual interest in pushing improvised jazz further, they formed a collective that gave them their own unique voices. The band name D.A.T.A. derives...

Another approach to free jazz, four musicians from various musical genres focusing on the compositional structure of improvisation. This is the group’s second CD on SLAM. The band D.A.T.A. consists of four members of South London musicians, who met...

Alfio Costa-keyboards, piano, mellotron
Davide Guidoni-drums, percussion, loops, soundscapes
Guests:
Simon Montrucchio-bass
Lorenzo Fasanelli-guitars
Salvatore Lazzara-oud, guitars
Marcella Arganese-guitars
Gulielmo Mariotta-vocals
Mir Khista-violin

Instrumental progressive music in a long suite with heavy, heavy mellotron use. A little bit sound-contruction/avant-leaning mixed with old school Rock Progressivo Italiano. Did I already mention mellotrons? Uniqu

Avant chamber-rock with R.I.O. type leanings and modern production touches and values. Very good stuff from a band who has been doing it their own way for nearly 20 years!

"Four years after their fairly subdued ‘The Shepherd’s Dream’ album, Die..

So, around 1995 or so, there was this really great album on a tiny label of this young band who were obviously well trained classically and who fused pop, eastern-european folk and classical music, with jazz and a punk attitude.
Suddenly in 1998 they reappear as DAAU on SONY Classics (!), with a very good album that included lots of musical guests. Of course *that* didn't last, so they are back on a little label again (their own, I think) for this release which celebrates 25 years of their musical...

Despite a French-sounding name, D'Accord are a Norwegian prog-rock sextet (vocals and flute, dual keyboards, guitar, bass and drums) and this is their second album. They combine elements of classic progressive rock (I hear Jethro Tull, King Crimson)...

This 1981 release was the only album released during the lifetime of this Japanese electronic / ambient cross-genre duo, which consisted of Kenji Konishi (synths, guitars) and Izumi Mutsuhiko (synths, guitar, violin) and has long been unavailable on CD.
Now it's available again at a reasonable price, especially for a Japanese release, as a special blu-spec CD release!

Good and unusual band from France making their debut here. The quintet lineup is electric/acoustic guitar and vocals, keyboards, flute/vibraphone, bass and drums. This actually does what many 'progressive rock' albums set out to do; it incorporates...

Quite good new release from Goblin keyboardist/mastermind Claudio Simonetti, guitarist Nicola Di Staso (of Real Accademia Di Musica/Libra), bass & drums. This is reworkings of (mostly) Goblin, Keith Emerson & Ennio Morricone pieces that were featured i...

Japanese only live CD, recorded 10/25/02 from Goblin keyboardist/mastermind Claudio Simonetti, guitarist Nicola Di Staso (of Real Accademia Di Musica/Libra), bass & drums. This is reworkings of mostly Goblin pieces that were featured in Dario Argento's...

Special! 25% off the regular price, while they last!

Fourth album by Claudio Simonetti's post-Goblin band, who perform much of the classic horror film-score material by Goblin. This is mostly live and adds 3 'bonus' studio tracks, including their..

Great, noisy, spiky electronic music + drums + vocals duo who ended up being very influential 35 years later. This is #2 of the four mentioned below.

"Many things have been said about this band: they were called the godfathers of techno, the pioneers of EBM and the forefathers of electropunk. Yet they only laugh coolly and remain tight-lipped in the face of any attempt to historicize them. Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft better known as DAF is a myth.
What we know is that they released...

Great, noisy, spiky electronic music + drums + vocals duo who ended up being very influential 35 years later. This is #1 of the four mentioned below.

"Many things have been said about this band: they were called the godfathers of techno, the pioneers of EBM and the forefathers of electropunk. Yet they only laugh coolly and remain tight-lipped in the face of any attempt to historicize them. Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft better known as DAF is a myth.
What we know is that they released...

Great, noisy, spiky electronic music + drums + vocals duo who ended up being very influential 35 years later. This is #4 of the four mentioned below.

"Many things have been said about this band: they were called the godfathers of techno, the pioneers of EBM and the forefathers of electropunk. Yet they only laugh coolly and remain tight-lipped in the face of any attempt to historicize them. Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft better known as DAF is a myth.
What we know is that they released...

Great, noisy, spiky electronic music + drums + vocals duo who ended up being very influential 35 years later. This is #3 of the four mentioned below.

"Many things have been said about this band: they were called the godfathers of techno, the pioneers of EBM and the forefathers of electropunk. Yet they only laugh coolly and remain tight-lipped in the face of any attempt to historicize them. Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft better known as DAF is a myth.
What we know is that they released...

"Cycles brings together the poetry of Erika Dagnino and the violin of Stefano Pastor – each in its own medium … the sound of the violin on the disc and the printed word of the poetry in the 24 page booklet.. This dual presentation gives the listener...

"Slam Productions is proud to present the poetry music work of this Anglo- Italian quartet: the very talented Italian poet Erika Dagnino with her ‘beautiful, strong and clear voice' (as Peter Brötzmann, among others, said), the Italian violinist Stefano..

Atte Kemppainen, Lead Vocals/Bass/Composition (Kolöniel name: Alemaahr Kempah)
Ville Sirviö, Lead Guitar (Kolöniel name: Willargh Shirow)
Roope Pelkonen, Keyboards/Vocals (Kolöniel name: Kaszpar Gorkeulhzennh)
Osmo Saarinen, Drums/Percussions/Vocals (Kolöniel name: Ozamö Sharif)

“A band singing in their created own language (named “Kolöniel”), does that remind you another band ? Yes, you’re right THAT Kobaïan band led by a famous French drummer! DAI KAHT story begins in Finland when

A rare CD by Lesli Dalaba, one of the most elusive improvisers in the downtown scene, whose soulful trumpet has graced the bands of Wayne Horvitz, Butch Morris, Eugene Chadbourne and Fred Frith. Here she is joined by a trio of women superstars, Carla K...

"Collaboration between New York beat poet Steve Dalachinsky and French art-rockers The Snobs. Dalachinsky plays with words like models William Burroughs or Allen Ginsberg did few decades ago: using cut-up and automatic writing, he creates new meanings. Not only a writer, Dalachinsky performs regurarly with free-jazz musicians and friends to give his text a new life. You can see the poet at work, how he breaks the rules of the language to create his own and how he embodies his words to converse with the....

Marcos Cohen - clarinet
Adil Silva - trombone
Jota Dale – electric guitar
Munha da 7 – electric bass
George Lacerda - percussion
Thiago Cunha - drums

This is sophisticated jazz/rock as only the Brazilians can do it! Interestingly, this album contains songs that are based on traditional Umbanda and Candomblé (both are Afro-brazilian religions) cerimonial chants, which are usually supported exclusively by percussion instruments and have here been expanded outwards to use lar

? 5 additional note: Warren told me that the reason for making this CD was to have as many people as possible hear what he was capable of musically, especially musicians, so that he might have more opportunities to play with various other p...

"Dalton's debut album Riflessioni: Idea D'Infinito clocks in at ridiculous 28+ minutes, but every minute of it is quality time. Affinity to early UK prog is noticeable in the grimy, blues-influenced guitar riffs and leads, typically breathy and...

This big band, led by T.S. Heg (alto sax & keyboards) is nominally a 'jazz outfit', but since in addition to lots of reeds, brass, bass and drums, they work with guitars, synths, sampling, etc., it's a fairly safe bet that this isn't 'just' a jazz albu...

This big band (11 pieces here), led by T.S. Heg (alto sax & keyboards) is nominally a 'jazz outfit', but since in addition to lots of reeds, brass, bass and drums, they work with "Sofa Group 96 (guitar, moog and percussion) and Troels Bech (samples and...

of intense, smoldering, flat-out jazz. Over the course of his 20-plus year career, D’Angelo has established himself as a shocking improviser and brilliant composer. His continued assault on musical boundaries and his iconoclastic musical ideas...

Although they only had one released single in their lifetime, they were very popular on the live circuit in their day and Andy Summers’ first professional band (after he left, he briefly joined Soft Machine for their second 1968 tour supporting Hendrix!)

“CD equivalent of Tenth Planet long deleted vinyl release of recordings by the legendary 1967 Brittish ACID-ROCKERS. Contrary to some of the material from the album version, all tracks are from ORIGINAL MASTERS. Has 20 page booklet featuring...

Logos Duo have been active as a duo (& a performance space) in Belgium for 25 years. This is their 1st US release, & it ranges from mellow audio soundscapes to heavier, almost Frohmader-ish electronics. [Experimental Intermedia]


"2008 repress. After a couple of poorly-conceived bootlegs, here is the first legit reissue of this 1969 private press release. "First official release of this legendary West Coast psychedelic rarity, packaged in a jewel case, with an 8-page booklet of li

All three of Robin’s Dark Day albums: Exterminating Angel (1980), Window (1982), Darkest Before Dawn (1989).
R.L. Crutchfield was a performance artist in the SoHo and Tribeca art scene before becoming an original member of the seminal No Wave band DNA alongside Arto Lindsay and Ikue Mori. He played keyboards in the first version of the band.

"On “Caravan to the Stars,” Dark Matter Halo (a.k.a. Monte Cimino) teams up with legendary bassist/producer Bill Laswell to create a landscape of warm low-end dub and dark ethereal textures that float towards the heavens. Laswell’s signature bass sound is organically interwoven with Cimino and Sneeringer’s analog and digital textures, ominous droning violins conjured up by Whitley, and pulsating beats created by Laswell and Cimino; resulting in the dynamic interplay of acoustic and digital synthesis that..

Dark Tooth Encounter is the name of the new music project out of California from Yawning Man/Ten East lynchpin, Gary Arce, and drummer extraordinaire, Ten East's Bill Stinson. Although joined by Scott Reeder (Kyuss, Obsessed, etc.) and Mario Lalli...

“David Janssen is best known for his work as Ted The Loaf in Renaldo & The Loaf. When the band came to a halt in 2006, he concentrated on solo music. The Darkening Scale project was born. It is a purely digital affair created by David in his home studio. This is what David says about the album:
Hydrogen Kaleidoscope, like previous Darkening Scale releases re-examines the material, plus tracks from Secondhand Muon, to make a revised 'best of' version of the two releases. Seems like ancient history to..

“David Janssen aka Ted The Loaf (of Renaldo & The Loaf) started The Darkening Scale in 2006 when Renaldo & The Loaf took a longer break. It is a purely digital affair and its releases originally came out as downloads only.
Over the past couple of years, Klanggalerie has released two DS albums: The Entomology of Sound and Sonic Archeology. We are now happy to present you Stuck Bad, The Darkening Scale's cover version of The Residents' Duck Stab album.
David Janssen has processed the original...

"The Darkening Scale is the solo project of David Janssen aka Ted The Loaf of Renaldo & The Loaf. A purely digital affair, DS started in 2006 when RATL was on hold. The Entomology of Sound was the first album and came out as digital file and a very limited CDr. David says about it: "Back in 2006, much to my surprise, I found myself making music again after a long gap. Starting at the bottom of a steep learning curve, The Entomology of Sound was the first result, followed by a couple of other collections...


“The modestly titled Cello has a cover image by Jean-Luc Godard and much of the music featured here gradually made its way into the great director’s films. This music paints images in the mind.
Blogger Tyran Grillo wrote that “David Darling’s Cello is one of the most stunning albums ever to be released on ECM in any genre. Its fluid paths feel like home. Darling plows the improvisatory depths of his soul, given free rein in the studio to paint the negative spaces in between those clouds on the...

“Follow up album to the acclaimed prog rock opus on Origin of Species label. Darwin has assembled a stellar cast of musicians: Simon Phillips (drums, Toto / The Who / Jeff Beck) Matt Bissonette (Elton John, David Lee Roth, Ringo Starr). Billy Sheehan (bass, Mr Big / Steve Vai / Winery Dogs), Guthrie Govan (guitar, Aristocrats / Asia / Hans Zimmer / Steven Wilson), Greg Howe (guitar, Michael Jackson / Justin Timberlake), Derek Sherinian (keyboards, Dream Theater / Alice Cooper / Black Country Communion)...

Nick Robinson – electric and acoustic guitars, loops, electronics
Martin Archer – saxophones, clarinets, flutes, recorders, melodica, keyboards, electronics, synth bass
Steve Dinsdale – electric drums, acoustic percussion, synth

Stunning prog-friendly improv-rock from Sheffield stock. If you don't know the name of multi-instrumentalist and Discus Musics' owner Martin Archer, then you've not been paying attention to some of the most interesting developments in British jazz, psych and...


This is a collection of rare material, previously released only on cassette, from the early 80s and which is definitely reminiscent of DEVO's better material from the same period and earlier. As they say: "Excavation of astounding underground post-punk recorded from 1979-1983"

"If there's one thing we've learned from doing reissues for twenty years, it's that there is often a lack of justice in the arts. All too often, the intensely talented are shunted aside, or not able to access the means to..

Legit reissue of an album recorded in 1969 and originally released by Wolfgang himself in 1970 and then later licensed to and released by Brain in 1972!
The band is:
Wolfgang Dauner-piano, organ, flute
Siegfried Schwabb-guitar
Eberhard Weber-bass, cello
Fred Braceful & Roland Wittich-drums

Proto-kozmigroov, with major psychedelic and soulful moves and great, grooving, double-drumming! Comparable to, and absolutely as good as Brian Auger's work of the same era.

"No doubt: German piano player and composer Wolfgang Dauner is one of the most important figures of the jazz scene in Germany. He left his footprints by - more than oftenly - breaking new ground. From the early 1960 years on he worked exclusively...

"They were exciting years, when Miles Davis used to drive through New York in an open sports car listening to Stockhausen's tape manipulations, and when Kraftwerk and Can in Düsseldorf and Cologne developed their own special style of Kraut rock. Experimentation with electronic music, and research into all its possibilities, were very exciting, but could be extremely frustrating too, especially under live conditions. "There were no instructions, no one who could help you to find the different sounds and...

This is the first time that this long unavailable album, originally released in 1972 has been released on CD. It's really quite a supergroup of (mostly German) jazz and jazz/rock personnel: Wolfgang Dauner-keyboards, electronics, Larry Coryell-guitar...

Mellotron, tape echo, Korg CX-3 electric organ, pipe organ, harpsichord, piano, ARP Odyssey synthesizer, acoustic guitar, violin, voice.

“It was once said that listening to Antiphonals was, “like listening to a progressive rock album except it’s just the keyboard parts.”
Davachi offers here a slow and sedate solo affair composed with the various horns and woodwinds of the mellotron alongside organs, pianos, harpsichord, and more quiet delights.”

“This is an album I have dreamed of for decades. I've experimented with this kind of sustained harmonic shifting and drone but never come close. This is what organs are built for but very few composers have the courage to explore the unique possibilities they create.”–Stuart Maxwell

“The new Sarah Davachi record is an 80 minute, 17 track double album meditation on impermanence and endings, framed by minimalistic organ études and careful harmonic layering. On two tracks the artist’s own vocals...

“Canadian composer Sarah Davachi creates deeply immersive, layered drones using analog and modular synthesizers as well as acoustic instruments such as strings, woodwinds, and pianos. Reminiscent of minimalist composers like Eliane Radigue and LaMonte Young, her works explore psychoacoustics through subtle variations on sparse harmonic structures. Davachi has worked at the National Music Centre in Calgary since 2007, where she has educated, developed content, and archived data pertaining to musical...

“Recommended for fans of La Monte Young and Eliane Radigue."

"Pale Bloom finds Sarah Davachi coming full circle. After abandoning the piano studies of her youth for a series of albums utilizing everything from pipe and reed organs to analog synthesizers, this prolific Los Angeles-based composer returns to her first instrument for a radiant work of quiet minimalism and poetic rumination.
Recorded at Berkeley, California’s famed Fantasy Studios, Pale Bloom is comprised of two delicately...