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Remastered edition of the 9th album by this popular German rock band who mix heavy and cosmic stylings together on their classic releases, of which this is definitely one. Overall quite excellent, heavy progressive rock. Another heavy-duty spacerock re...

Remastered edition of the 5th album by this popular German rock band who mix heavy and cosmic stylings together on their classic releases, of which this is definitely one. Overall quite excellent, heavy progressive rock. This was a massive seller when ...

Remastered edition with 3 bonus live tracks from 1973! of the 3rd album by this popular German rock band who mix heavy and cosmic stylings on their classic releases, of which this is definitely one. Like the heaviest parts of Pink Floyd mixed with (surprisingly) Benefit-era heavy Jethro Tull (without the flute). Overall quite excellent.

Remastered edition of the 6th album by this popular German rock band who mix heavy and cosmic stylings together on their classic releases, of which this is definitely one. Overall quite excellent, heavy progressive rock. "Ocean (1977) continued Bornema...

Remastered edition with 1 bonus track of the 4th album by this popular German rock band who mix heavy and cosmic stylings on their classic releases, of which this is definitely one. This is a big, full blown concept album about time travel, with all th...

"2017 album from the German prog rockers. The Vision, The Sword and the Pyre is a rock opera about Joan of Arc. Composed, directed and produced by Frank Bornemann, the work is dedicated to the life and acts of the late Middle Age French heroine Joan of Arc, canonised in 1920, and combines unique musical complexity with absolute and unbiased historical precision. Eloy aside, Frank Bornemann is an acclaimed supervisor and producer of well-known bands of different musical stripes (including Scorpions, Guano...

"It's finished! Frank Bornemann, the grand seigneur of German art and progressive rock and mastermind behind Eloy, has completed his opus magnum on the story of Joan of Arc just two years after the appearance of the first part. Impressive, and at the same time touching, this work leads us through the fascinating story of this legendary figure of the Middle Ages. In relation to it's complex thematic form and historical accuracy, the author has received support from the Centre Jeanne d'Arc in Orléans...

Remastered edition of the 11th album and the last really great spacerock classic by this popular German rock band who mix heavy and cosmic stylings together on their classic releases, of which this is definitely one. Overall quite excellent, heavy prog...

Amir ElSaffar: trumpet
Ole Mathisen: tenor saxophone
John Escreet: piano
Francois Moutin: bass
Dan Weiss: drums

Trumpeter Amir ElSaffar’s Alchemy continues his investigations of tonal systems of other cultures within a jazz...

I actually saw this group at the Iraqi Embassy in 2011 and they kept a mostly Iraqi, non-jazz audience completely spellbound with this compelling blend of jazz and traditional Iraqi music. Only in DC, right? Right!...

"Iraqi-American trumpeter Amir ElSaffar put his New York career on hold six years ago to immerse himself in the music of his father’s ancestral past, the Iraqi Maqam. Already an accomplished jazz and classical trumpeter, having performed with esteemed art


Emmett is the keyboardist with three unique and great UK bands: Chrome Hoof, Guapo & Knifeworld (of course! you KNEW this!).
This is his fourth solo release under his name.
Emmett Elvin – Electric & Acoustic 6 & 12-string Guitars, Keyboards, Bass, Percussion, Recorders
with:
Alex Thomas – Drums
Sarah Anderson – Violin, Viola
Anna Tam – Cello
Beverley Crome – French, Tenor & Baritone Horns
Daniel Friend – Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Chloe Herington – Bassoon...

Emmett Elvin plays keyboards with Chrome Hoof, Guapo and Knifeworld. That's right now and all at once and he's made this great solo album too!
Emmett Elvin: 6 & 12-string guitars, resonator slide guitar, piano, recorders, percussion. mandolin-banjo..

Emmett Elvin is best known for playing keyboards with Chrome Hoof, Guapo and Knifeworld.

“Emmett’s third album sees a change in approach, playing most of the instruments himself – alongside the drumming powerhouse that is Alex Thomas (Chrome Hoof, Squarepusher, Badly Drawn Boy) – and also sees a greater focus on vocals than on either 'Bloody Marvels' or 'Assault On The Tyranny Of Reason'.
As Emmett says: ‘Having of late been sorely beleaguered by testy whimbrels I decided the hour was ripe...

“This incredible album features Kahil El’Zabar with an extended ensemble of woodwinds, brass, strings and an array of Afro-percussion, showcasing extraordinary players such as Corey Wilkes, Tomeka Reid, James Sanders, Josh Ramos, Miguel de la Cerna, Ernie Adams and Hamiet Bluiett (to whom this album is dedicated, as this was his last recording).
El’Zabar developed the initial inspiration for this project from his musical origins in the above mentioned documentary, and later added new works that...

"The band Kissing Spell changed their name to Embrujo in early 1970 due to the political climate in Chile and conditions being less than ideal for a band with an English name. "Embrujo" is Spanish for "spell" or "bewitched," and their album came out on Ar


Hey! It’s well over 50 years later, Christian Burchard’s daughter has taken the band’s reigns, and you know what? Embryo has STILL never released a bad album! Easily recommended to their fans.

“The late Christian Burchard, who founded the Embryo ensemble in 1969, loved the slogan “Auf Auf,” German for “Up, Up,” or “Keep On Going.” Anyone with anything more than a passing interest in the German Krautock scene of the 1970s and 1980s knows that Burchard followed that intent all around the world...

A great archival release from Garden of Delights, this captures the band live at a High School gymnasium on September 23rd, 1971 as recorded by Radio Bremen, not long after the release of their 2nd album, Embryo's Rache. This catches them sort of in be...

"Embryo - they are these crazy creative musicians playing really weird stuff."-Miles Davis.

"Embryo - real krautrock based in Germany, connected worldwide."-John Peel.

"Embryo is not so much a musical style, but an attitude. It's about the serious study of traditional music. And it's the wish to bring the world together via music."-Nick McCarthy, Franz Ferdinand (with Embryo from 1999-2002)

"100 years of dada and a half-century of Embryo - Two good reasons for Embryo to celebrate

Embryo are famous for their excursions into world music and collaborations with musicans from all over the globe, but this, their very first album, originally released on the Ohr label in 1970, is a stone classic Krautrock album. And this is the first time it has been issued on CD from the original stereo master tapes!! Highly recommended!!

This is a real favorite of mine and has been out of print on CD for many years, so it is a great pleasure to see it available again!
After recording several albums in the early 1970's, from late 1971 to late 1972 Embryo recorded two albums of jammy rock/jazz fusion, which their then current label refused to release because they thought that the band's 'rock' output had more commercial potential.
So the band sold the rights to Brain, who put them out and where they were rightly greeted as....

"The seventh Embryo LP, recorded in the summer of 1974, has a distinct funk touch. The title has nothing to do with surfing or surf music but refers to the musicians' traveling from gig to gig. "Surfin" is often considered one of the weakest and most...

Christian Burchard (voc, vib), Roman Bunka (voc, g), Butze Fischer (dr), Michael Wehmeyer (key), Uve Müllrich (b). Nearly all never-before released live recordings!

"From 1975 until 1978, Embryo played at the Vlotho ”Umsonst und draußen” festival every year. Their concert from July 1977 on the sports ground, figuring as festival site, in front of about 26,000 people was recorded professionally by Ulrich Wilkening, operating the soundboard.
The recording has been preserved till this day....

Never-before heard or released live show by Embryo, which finds them still in their rock/jazz-rock phase and this is great. Excellent live bootleg sound; it won't win any awards, but it's perfectly listenable and it smokes, with some really fine...

A GREAT idea and pretty sympathetic to each other's style, although I think this generally sounds a little closer to Embryo than NNCK. Includes a 24 page booklet. "New York mavericks No-Neck Blues Band and Munich-based Krautrock band Embryo explore the...

“Emerging from the darkness of their previous, and highly acclaimed, album ‘Nocturne’, The Emerald Dawn take the listener on a journey ‘To Touch the Sky’. This album, the band’s fourth, is a celebration of the voyage towards one’s ultimate goal, including the hardships and dangers faced en route. Beginning with the night, the music depicts the process of waking up and coming to life. A moment of awareness, or the experience of being awestruck, then provides the motivation for each traveller to pursue...

"Sharing social circles and spiritual ideologies with artists such as Iasos, Connie Demby and Deuter, whilst splitting label release schedules with Laraaji, Laurie Spiegel and Wendy Carlos, the unique Florida-raised soul mate duo known as Emerald Web released their privately pressed debut LP at an axis where post-prog rock met proto-new age and ambient electronic music. At the turn of the 1980s, Bob Stohl and Kat Epple embarked on a ten-year spiritual journey playing at planetariums and laser shows above...

This was a vinyl only album by the very great Emeralds. Rich, drifting/shoegazer stoner-drone performed on two synthesizers and guitar by this trio. This is a limited edition of 1,000 copies with a 16 page full color booklet...

"Just to Feel Anything, the new album by Emeralds, surpasses all expectations, just as its predecessor, Does It Look Like I'm Here, did in 2010. This expertly recorded new album sees the band deliver plenty of their distinctive aesthetic for old fans...

"Three Fates Project is unlike any previous album by keyboard legend Keith Emerson and pre-eminent rock guitarist and composer Marc Bonilla. It is a unique and dynamic inseparable hybrid of orchestral and rock unlike any that's ever been heard before....

"A new live album offers up highlights from the 2010 world tour that Emerson, Lake and Palmer keyboardist Keith Emerson and singer/bassist Greg Lake mounted as a duo. Live from Manticore Hall features reworked renditions of several classic tunes by...

"Some of the musical styles presented here contributed to my work with Emerson, Lake & Palmer and also The Nice. I feel very fortunate to have played certain pieces with musicians who are the best in their field. So abandon any expectation of continuit...

"On 3rd June 1971, the group performed an extraordinary show at Dusseldorf's Philipshalle, which was recorded for live radio and TV transmission. Concentrating largely on their debut (despite their sophomore album having already been released by this time) alongside a few choice rarities and some superb classical interpretations.
Available here on CD for the first time, this superb concert illustrates just how fully formed ELP were, even at this early stage in their illustrious career.”

"Wanted! Great drummer for well established band! Last name must begin with 'P'", read the advertisement in Melody Maker.

Well, not really, but one can imagine the conversations in the management office. Having said that, this one delivers the goods and it's the best ELP album since Brain Salad Surgery! Emerson & Lake are both in excellent, possibly even rejuvenated form and Cozy Powell always was a fine drummer. For the mid 80s, this was a (mostly) surprisingly progressive album that doesn't...

Recorded on the tour for Brain Salad Surgery, this was originally released as a massive 3 lp set. Now it all fits on a 2 CD set. Stuff from all periods of their career. [Sanctuary]


Conductor: Izidor Leitinger / Trumpets: Benny Brown, Matthias Schriefl, Igor Matkovic_, Alexander Hartman and Susana Santos Silva / Saxophones: Uwe Steinmetz, Jaka Kopac, Philipp Gropper, Jure Pukl and Elmano Coelho Trombones: Lars Arens...

"Initially formed by a number of street musicians in Hirschberg, 1977, with the desire to create something more than just folk music, Emma Myldenberger quickly established a rich folk-rock style, totally acoustic, featuring female vocals and a penchant...

This was the band's third and final release and was released only on cassette in an edition of 79 copies, amazingly enough. This is live recordings from 1980/81 and includes a long interview with band member Michel Meyer. Another great, thorough G.O.D....

Initially formed by a number of street musicians in Hirschberg, 1977, with the desire to create something more than just folk music, Emma Myldenberger quickly established a rich folk-rock style, totally acoustic, featuring female vocals and a penchant...

“Danish saxophonist Signe Emmeluth, who now lives in Oslo after studying in Trondheim, Norway, has made a strong impact on the European free music scene in the last couple of years, not only due to her ferocious sound, but also through a stylistic openness...
This solo outing — a single piece recorded live for Ingebrit Håker Flaten’s Sonic Transmissions Festival — contains its fair share of fire-breathing, with tart boppish phrases ricocheting toward the horizon in upper register sallies, but it...

"The coolest of Britain's young jazz bands." – Daily Telegraph

"...they’re still evolving, pushing boundaries and moving jazz forward." – Mojo


Empirical has become one of Europe’s top jazz ensembles by creating a bracing sound rife with roiling emotion. The quartet builds on the extroverted improvisational ethos of the 1960s New Thing, embracing oblique harmonies, translucent textures and jagged, quick shifting rhythms. Featuring...

Third great release from 2011 by this exceedingly fine UK modern jazz quartet

“The departure of pianist Kit Downes and trumpeter Jay Phelps made Empirical a more chamber-jazzy outfit. It didn't soften saxophonist Nathaniel Facey's searing sound, though.
Pianist George Fogel augments the quartet on their most eclectic venture yet: a collection of pieces – drawing on contemporary-classical music, jazz and a kind of purified pop and hip-hop – that sometimes step on to the precarious tightrope of

Nathaniel Facey - alto saxophone
Lewis Wright - vibraphone
Tom Farmer - double bass
Shaney Forbes - drums
Special Guest:
Julian Siegel - bass clarinet/tenor saxophone

Great second album by this English ‘inside and outside’ quartet and the first album I heard by them! Dedicated to Eric Dolphy, this features inspiring original compositions and is a great one.
“Out ‘n' In pays tribute to Eric Dolphy's musical legacy through nine Dolpy-inspired original compositions

Tom Farmer - double bass
Nathaniel Facey - alto saxophone
Shaney Forbes - drums
Lewis Wright - vibrophone

featuring the Benyounes String Quartet:
Zara Benyounes - violin
Emily Holland - violin
Sara Roberts - viola
Kim Vaughan - cello

This is a very adventurous 2013 release as the free and swinging, inside / outside UK jazz quartet Empirical combine forces with the Benyounes String Quartet. This is a very carefully constructed and composed album!.

Jason Mears, alto saxophone and clarinet / Kris Tiner, trumpet / Ivan Johnson, double bass / Paul Kikuchi, drums, percussion.

"Gravity is the new release by the Empty Cage Quartet, a group that The Wire magazine has called "one of the best...

"The Empty Cage Quartet consists of four musicians — saxophonist Jason Mears, trumpeter Kris Tiner, percussionist Paul Kikuchi and bassist Ivan Johnson — who have been praised consistently by critics as one of the most powerful and substantial new jazz gr

This is an album of constructed, somewhat electro-acoustic music, written by Francesco Zago of Yugen, and featuring work from other members of Yugen and other of his musical friends, but most noticeably and notably featuring entrancing vocals by the...