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“A two CD set containing a pair of albums from iconic New Orleans singer/songwriter Mac Rebennack AKA Dr. John. With Cajun guests Sonny Landreth and Michael Doucet and arrangements by Fred Wesley, CREOLE MOON featured four co-writes with songwriting legend Doc Pomus, and is, in Dr John's words, 'a collection of tunes so close to my heart that I feel strongest about - a personal interpretation of New Orleans, and each song is a story or a vignette'.
N'AWLINZ: DIS DAT OR D'UDDA is a further tribute...

This is a previously unreleased, unheard and never-even rumored studio album from 1980!

"During their latter period, Missus Beastly renamed themselves to Dr. Aftershave for about one year, after the title of their third LP. Their style, however, didn’t change: mostly instrumental jazz-rock, also called fusion.
They had planned from the very beginning to record some songs for an LP, which they did in the Stuttgart Zuckerfabrik sound studio from August 19 to 22, 1980. Initially, the sound...

“Dr. John's Gris-Gris is among the most enduring recordings of the psychedelic era; it sounds as mysterious and spooky in the 21st century as it did in 1968. It is the album where Mac Rebennack established a stage identity that has served him well. A respected studio ace in his native New Orleans, Rebennack was scuffling in L.A. Gris-Gris was his concept, an album that wove various threads of New Orleans music together behind the character of "Dr. John," a real voodoo root doctor from the 19th century....

“There are not many recordings I have come across of the Good Doctor in his "Night Tripper" days. Of course, the holy grail is the 1975 recording from Ultrasonic Studios, but this one pre-dates that gig by three years.
This energetic live recording sees Mac and the band opening for the Allman Brothers, and is a recording of a radio broadcast of the show. Tape issues and mic issues are evident on the recording, but those don't get in the way too much of the overall enjoyment of this set.
This...

Dr. Strangely Strange were a very good, although not very well known progressive/weird folk outfit from the UK, who can be (and were) favorably compared to The Incredible String Band. They released two classics in their lifetime and this is the highest...

“Irish psychedelic folkies Dr Strangely Strange were active from 1968 - 1971. Their two Joe Boyd-produced albums from that era, Kip Of The Serenes (Island) and Heavy Petting (Vertigo), are both highly sought after by collectors.
In their heyday, the band recorded only two BBC radio sessions, a Top Gear slot and an In Concert, both with John Peel. Frustratingly, the BBC's tapes were wiped, but after extensive research with European collectors, TLAK has been able to locate off-air recordings of both...

Ryan Dragon - Trombone
Mike Bjella - Tenor Saxophone
John Beasley - Piano / Keys
Richard Giddens - Bass
Devin Drobka - Drums

“Children’s songs tend toward purity, and so does the remarkable music of Kid Songs. Comprised of four younger musicians that share an East Coast connection and one seasoned Los Angeles veteran, Kid Songs has captured sounds here that allow us to witness this beautiful and surprising journey. Though this is an ensemble presentation at its essence....

"An excellent set of fuzz guitar-propelled psych / hard rock... nothing short of great"-The Acid Archives

"This tremendous, dynamic album sits proudly atop the heavy psych heap. Savage riffs, throaty vocals, heavy and precise drumming, badass lyrics, woozy studio effects -- all are present and correct."-Endless Trip

“A reissue of Dragonfly's self-titled album, originally issued in October 1968. This deranged blend of acid rock and proto-metal is widely regarded as one of the heaviest...

Bob's fifth album is another of his completely uncategorizable works. Bob performs on vocals, strings (guitars, bass, violin, etc.) keyboards & real drums, making these sound like a band effort. "The latest collection of twisting, turning instrumentals...

Bob's fifth album is another of his completely uncategorizable works. Bob performs on vocals, strings (guitars, bass, violin, etc.) keyboards & real drums, making these sound like a band effort.

"The latest collection of twisting, turning instrumentals and songs, and another instant classic. If you didn't venture down this way yet, now is a good time to start. In a category of one, Bob undermines musical, technical and production norms with a breathtaking amalgam of broken rules and unimaginable..

Compiles FIVE of Bob's NINE solo CDs, with a disc of rarities and outtakes included, JUST SO the fans will want to spring for this.

"This includes Bob's solo CDs Little Black Train, The Skull Mailbox and Other Horrors, XIII Songs and a Thing, The Shunned Country, & Bob's Drive-In, plus a specially curated collection of outtakes...in a sturdy box w/ cover & spine art.
Like Bob's most recent album Arx Pilosa (2016), much of the material on the CDs in this box set are so remarkable it's..

"So remarkable it's hard to begin. Those who liked the idea-rich, sonically breathtaking & compositionally daring pop music of the '60s, will recognise a similar mixture of pop-sensibility & radical innovation, now recast in contemporary terms. Unassuming virtuosity & state of the art studio merely as means to greater ends. I know we've all heard everything these days, but you haven't heard this" –Chris Cutler

"As always, Bob Drake is an enigma, a revered cult figure with a unique & bizarre...

Part 1: Bob Drake-all instruments and voices
Part 2: Live a La Borde Basse
Bob Drake-guitar & lead vocals
Kavus Torabi-guitar and vocals
David Campbell-bass and vocals
David Kerman-drums and vocals

What a great concept! Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Bob records an album as he always does; he plays all the parts himself. But he's got this nifty band he assembled. A VERY nifty band, actually! What a shame to waste them!
So...he sends them the most basic elements of

“Bob’s 10th solo album sees Bob playing all the usual instruments (and a few more this time) in another collection of close-up songs with impossible structures, extraordinary harmonies, informative lyrics (though a little outré in their subject matter), virtuoso playing (in a casual sort of way), great production and impressive musical economy (Bob has enough ideas, so he doesn’t need to stretch them out).
It comes with remarkable artwork by Joe Mruk (redbuffalo.org), including a fold-out map which...

By my probably inaccurate count, this is Bob's eight album. Bob plays everything and the sound is purely Bob - is it folkie Americana subversively progressive singer songwriter avant what have you? Yes! It is! As it says below and beautifully sums his....

Totally odd, & singular disc by multi-instrumentalist Bob (of 5uu's/Thinking Plague/etc.), who performs on vocals, strings (guitars, bass, violin, etc.), keyboards & real drums, making these sound like a band effort. These sounds like nothing else you'...

''A rollercoaster of a record - intensely musical and highly attentive to the quality of sound - only not in the usual directions. This is whathappens when a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and engineer gets to do what he wants his own way, free of the ...

“A pandemic is just an opportunity for some people to spend even more time in the studio. Bob is a minor cult, and this new CD - exquisitely recorded (in a previous life he was an L.A. studio engineer) is a compact suite of short, dense, twisty, jaw-dropping - and highly unusual - songs; a whirlwind for the uninitiated but still surprisingly accessible. It's his 10th release for ReR, each exploring some new aspect of songwriting, arrangement or production.
This time he's added a small menagerie of...

“A one-off release of extraordinary instrumental compositions, through-composed and performed by a massed orchestra of Bob on piano, 5-string resonator banjo, Farfisa organ, Korg MS20 synthesizer, electric and acoustic guitars, recorders, drums, bass, chromatic hand-bells, trombone, trumpet and violin. 22 exquisite, enigmatic and compressed vignettes that defy comparison.
It's a new departure for Bob, though the mixture of complexity, simplicity, virtuosity and dramaturgy remain the same. It's a...

“Bob takes a professional detour to explore an intriguing byway with this atmospheric, uncharacteristic, stripped down, highly intriguing (and I think highly successful) experiment in minimal exposition. There are thirteen chapters - for voices, organ, piano and cathedral - on texts drawn directly from the 1893 edition of The legendary lore of the holy wells of England: including rivers, lakes, fountains and springs, by the English antiquary and inventor of the folding umpire’s chair, Robert Charles Hope...

52 songs of strange events, places and things. Includes 20 original paintings by Ray O'Bannon-Bob. The songs are brief, amusingly creepy or creepily amusing (takes your pick!) with really nice creepy/cool paintings to accompany the mood. "Perhaps the s...

"52 songs of strange events, places and things. Includes 20 original paintings by Ray O'Bannon"-Bob Drake.

"The songs are brief, amusingly creepy or creepily amusing (takes your pick!) with really nice creepy/cool paintings to accompany the mood. Perhaps the scariest thing is that each of these miniatures is a fully formed, fully orchestrated and complete structure - no lazy snippets here - and Bob plays all the parts with his famously Paganini-esque virtuosity in spooky variable-tempo synchrony..

"Bob Drake was one half of Indie rock group Hail, and still plays bass with ruthless avant rockers The 5UUS. His previous solos Little Black Train introduced us to his version of Death-Country, and Medallion Animal Carpet followed up with what sounded like a collaboration between Bonnie Prince Billy and Captain Beefhart. And now theres Skull Mailbox. With this CD Drake has lost it altogether. Strange little picked guitar pieces are the basis for grotesque songs; a seance goes horribly wrong, headless...

What Day Is It is Bob Drake’s first-ever solo album and was self-released by Bob in a hand-made package in 1993. He performed all the music with some assistance from Dave Kerman on drums. Odd songs with an almost folk or Cajun feel to them; folk music from another planet, perhaps. This is a great one for me if only simply because it was the first time that anyone heard Bob’s instantly recognizable solo sound! Recommended.

"Bob is already celebrated for his many ReR solo CDs, as well as for his...

What Day Is It is Bob Drake’s first-ever solo album and was self-released by Bob in a hand-made package in 1993. He performed all the music with some assistance from Dave Kerman on drums. Odd songs with an almost folk or Cajun feel to them; folk music from another planet, perhaps. This is a great one for me if only simply because it was the first time that anyone heard Bob’s instantly recognizable solo sound! Recommended.

"Bob is already celebrated for his many ReR solo CDs, as well as for his...

“One of the towering creative musicians of our time, a master drummer and percussionist, Hamid Drake has anchored innumerable bands. As a hard-working player, constantly touring the globe, he's collaborated with most of the major figures in improvised music and contemporary jazz, from David Murray and Peter Brötzmann to Pharoah Sanders and Don Cherry.
Along the way, Drake has never had an opportunity to stop and make a solo record. Indeed, he's only performed solo on a few occasions. John Corbett...

Hamid Drake: drums, frame drum
Sylvain Kassap: eb, bb, bass and contrabass clarinets, chalumeau

"When I put these CDs on I knew immediately that from the first time I had heard them together until the time of these recordings their art, their voices, their intense empathy/telepathy for one another had grown to an almost unparalleled level: two instruments in complete harmony and synchronicity."Steve Dalachinsky, excerpt of the liner notes

CD-1 recorded live on February 5th 2007 by...

2000, 24-bit SBM remaster with lyrics, photos and Nick's hand-lettered lyrics(!) of the 1970, superb second release by this genuis folkie with the wonderful husky voice. Nick was possibly the greatest of the many great modern folkies who worked with Jo...

2000, 24-bit SBM remaster with lyrics, photos and Nick's hand-lettered lyrics(!) of the 1969 debut by this genuis folkie with the wonderful husky voice. Nick was possibly the greatest of the many great modern folkies who worked with Joe Boyd/Witchseaso...

SBM version of this wonderful, wonderful album with with lyrics, photos and Nick's hand-lettered lyrics(!) of the brilliant, final work by this genius folkie with the wonderful lightly husky voice and absolute masterful guitarwork. Nick was possibly...

Who is William D. Drake? William D. Drake was a member of Cardiacs during one of their very greatest periods (there have been more than one) and he also collaborated in the writing as well as making the under-acknowledged Mr & Mrs Smith and Mr Drake...

As the universe reels in pain from the reality, yet becomes used to the idea, of a 'post Cardiacs world', music is still being created by some of the ex-members. And the more I hear, the more I realize what a talented crew manned that ship. William...

"Yews Paw was an album of thirteen unaccompanied acoustic piano pieces. All of these were original Drake compositions, although inspirations included classical composers such as Debussy, Rachmaninov, Paderewski, Prokofiev and Hindemith as well as jazz...

Very nice, very song oriented spacey rock music with nice melodies and good singing; only thing it makes me think of comparing it to is like an intergalactic Emmit Rhodes!

"...rekindles the excitement I vividly recall about music in the early to mid 70's...deep shit, where creativity and homage go together and fit like the best pair of well worn Levis...warm breezes on summer evenings and ice cold frosties go down like candy...like Gerry Rafferty and "On The Third Day" ELO collide in an alternate..

Björk Níelsdóttir voice
Laura Polence voice
Ada Rave tenor saxophone / clarinet
Ab Baars clarinet / tenor saxophone / shakuhachi
George Dumitriu violin / viola
Kaja Draksler piano / conducting
Lennart Heyndels double bass
Onno Govaert drums / orchestral percussion / piano

"It’s no wonder that a pianist with such a large sonic vision of her own instrument has an orchestral way of imagining sound and sonic associations, with her dedications to both the so

Laura Polence voice
Björk Níelsdóttir voice
Ada Rave tenor saxophone (1, 3, 5, 6), clarinet (2, 4), mouth organ
Ab Baars clarinet (1, 2, 4, 5), tenor saxophone (3, 6), mouth organ, voice (5)
George Dumitriu violin, viola, mouth organ
Kaja Draksler piano, kalimba, cowbells
Lennart Heyndels double bass, voice (5)
Onno Govaert drums and percussion, mouth organ

"With the previous “Gledalec”, Slovenian pianist and composer Kaja Draksler found a gem to work on

Kaja Draksler, piano.
"Titling a piano solo with a reference to the “many others” tells you everything about the personality of this young Slovenian composer and improviser. Kaja Draksler’s use of the keyboard may be a solitary one, fueled by very...

Kaja Draksler: Piano
Petter Eldh: Bass
Christian Lillinger: Drums

“Kaja Draksler, Petter Eldh and Christian Lillinger are among the most thrilling, deep, and versatile figures to emerge in Europe over the last decade and the music of the trio is nothing less than a hybrid of personalities largely unimaginable if one examined the work of the players outside of this configuration. They knew they had something special right away.
Lillinger and Eldh have been working together for much of

Kaja Draksler piano / Susana Santos Silva trumpet and flugelhorn

“This Love is the first recording of a new duo capable to impress all the audiences Kaja Draksler and Susana Santos Silva played to, and also the definitive statement that this project is something to develop further and further. From Slovenian origin, but living now in Amsterdam, Draksler is another woman pianist to add to that list of notables where we find Eve Risser, Sophie Agnel, Kris Davis and Angelica Sanchez. Combining...

Kaja Draksler: Piano
Susana Santos Silva: Trumpet

“Kaja Draksler and Susana Santos Silva are among the most original and articulate voices of European jazz innovation. Their art fuses composition and free improvisation with structures, musical logic and advanced techniques. Both defy stylistic and historical boundaries and have found a highly personal expression in both their compositions and their improvisational playing, which is colourful, intricate and abstract.
“The way they lure...


“This mind blowing collection of Dutch psychedelia now also appears on CD, with extra tracks! The Dutch underground rock-scene of the late '60s-early '70s is laden with lost and forgotten treasures, but the music of the Dream - and their earlier incarnation Mothers Love - is among the most precious of these glimmering artifacts. Perhaps because The Dream released only three singles in their heyday, their music has not yet received the acclaim it deserves. This is rectified by the release of 'Rebellion'...

"Dream Aria is a new progressive band hailing from Ontario Canada. Originating as a studio project for keyboardistcomposer Donald Stagg, the band took flight with the contributions of singer/songwriter Ann Burstyn, rhythm man Garry Flint (drums & bass) and Jozef Pilasanovic (guitar, bass, vocals, flute) each adding their own elements to the Dream Aria sound. These elements include Progressive, Classical and World musics blended seamlessly without regard for labels or boundaries. Dream Aria certainly...

Holy hell, what an amazing sextet of players!

"The dynamic sextet featured in two of Zorn's most recent and popular musical projects-The Dreamers and O'o-jump another level in Ipos, their most beautiful and powerful recording to date. Featuring..

Dreamtime is the band of the great British trombonist Nick Evans, who is heard from too little since the 70's. This was recorded in 1986, so it is chronologically their 2nd album, although it remained unreleased until 2004. A shame, as it's a good qual...

A great performance. Last time ever on this wonderful release from the wonderful, now gone, Reel Recordings label.

Very limited edition of only 500 copies made; Mike says that that's it for this one, so don't wait too long...

Klaus Fichter - vocals, keyboards, guitar, synthesizer, drums, percussion
Rolf Fichter - vocals, keyboards, Mellotron, synthesizer, vibraphone, flute, guitar, bass

The Fichter brothers were the main folks behind the classic 1974 Brain release “A Meditation Mass” by Yatha Sidra. After Yatha Sidhra released their great (and only) release, it seemed like they totally vanished, but then this showed up about 6 years later.
It’s about half spacey like Yatha Sidra and about half a bit more...

"Anneli Drecker's Revelation For Personal Use is very much a follow-up to the huge artistic success of Rocks & Straws, an ode to her native town and region, and again consists of songs based on lyrics by Norwegian cult poet Arvid Hanssen and translated to English by artist and writer Roy-Frode Løvland. Anneli has written the album's eight lovely songs, plays piano and keyboards, and has produced the album. It largely moves in the same musical landscape as the previous album, with the Arctic Philharmonic...

This is a new copy, however the sleeve has some dents and creases.

An amazing, newly lowered price on perfect copies of the Japanese mini-lp sleeve version of this classic fusion album, which is sadly completely and utterly out of print in every part of the world.

All good things must come to an end, and...