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Aurélien GOUDE : vocals, keyboards, lap steel guitar, bass guitar
Baptiste DESMARES : lead guitar

Marc ANGUILL : bass guitar

Florian RODRIGUES : drums

Moody, melodic and quite Pink Floyd-y!

“Esthesis is a progressive rock band, created and led by French multi-instrumentalist Aurélien Goude. Their music is characterized by many influences (70's british rock, film score, ambient, metal, pop…) and primarily based on emotion and ambiences.”

BEST UNSIGNED BAND 2020

"At the end of 2020 we became acquainted with the new French band Esthesis. The formation around the very talented Aurélien Goude was responsible for one of the best debut albums of that year with “The Awakening”. The music on the album was very atmospheric with beautiful long intros and wonderful instrumental eruptions. The album was also a hit here. In the week after my review, Aurélien Goude emailed me that he had received a huge batch of orders from the Netherlands.
It has become common sense by...

"If you enjoy the music of bands like Mr. Bungle, Farmers Market, Charming Hostess, and other great fusion bands along those lines, then you'll definitely want to buy this album." - Unearthed.com.

Not sure how this cool, wacky band ended up on...

"If you enjoy the music of bands like Mr. Bungle, Farmers Market, Charming Hostess, and other great fusion bands along those lines, then you'll definitely want to buy this album." - Unearthed.com.

Not sure how this cool, wacky band ended up on The End, which is basically a metal label, but this is really good and features some great violin playing and a lot of Eastern European influences along with crunchy metallic guitars and much more!!

"On the new album Estradasphere brings together...

Great to have a chance to actually SEE them make this wild stuff! "Unmistakably derived from the genre-bending loins of experimental rockers Mr. Bungle and Secret Chiefs 3, Estradasphere respectfully lives up to the ambitious musical aims of their...

A very little known Quebeois progressive quintet who releasd this one album in 1976 on a tiny label. Considering how small Quebec is, it produced a lot of fine prog bands in the 70's, and this is certainly one of the best. Keyboards, flute, saxes, electric and acoustic guitar, bass, cello, drums and vocals (including 2 & 3 part vocalizing). This combines elements of Gentle Giant, progressive folk and that distinctly French Canadian sound.A real joy that this came out on CD, because I thought that...

“Etant Donnes is a French duo named after Marcel Duchamp's last major work. The group consists of brothers Marc and Eric Hurtado, born in Morocco and working mainly as performance artists and musicians. Their sound can be described as a mix of field recordings, found sounds and sometimes whispered, sometimes violent vocals. They describe their sounds like this: "Through Marc and Eric, it is the volume of each word that becomes an object-sculpture, together with the power of their bodies expressing their...

“Etant Donnes is a French duo named after Marcel Duchamp's last major work. The group consists of brothers Marc and Eric Hurtado, born in Morocco and working mainly as performance artists and musicians. Their sound can be described as a mix of field recordings, found sounds and sometimes whispered, sometimes violent vocals.
They describe their sounds like this: "Through Marc and Eric, it is the volume of each word that becomes an object-sculpture, together with the power of their bodies expressing...

“New spiritual jazz album by the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, led by legendary Chicago percussionist Kahil ElZabar, an artist in a league of his own, acknowledged throughout the world as the leader in the vanguard of spiritual and afro-futuristic jazz.
Alongside ElZabar on multi-percussion & vocals is Corey Wilkes on trumpet, Alex Harding on baritone sax and Ian Maksin on cello.
This is beautiful Afro-centric spiritual jazz on the forefront of the current popular jazz scene. The Ethnic Heritage...

"Among the grasslands of the Sahel and the shifting dunes of the Sahara desert, two legendary nomadic peoples, the Wodaabe and Tuareg, are joined together in the raunchy guitars and haunting voices of Etran Finatawa. As the winds of change cast...

This is Etron Fou Leloublan about 9 months after I saw them open up for Henry Cow, performing the material of their soon to be released fantastic 2nd album, Les Trois Fous, at the legendary, first RIO festival, along with Henry Cow, Stormy Six, Univers Zero and Samla Mammas Manna! A slice of history and an amazing performance by Ferdinand Richard (bass, vocals), Guigou Chenevier (drums, vocals) and Francis Grand (sax, vocals). Plus you can finally hear what I heard when I saw them, which is Ferdinand's...

Typically thorough reissue on Garden of Delights of the 1972 2nd album by this German band, one of the very first bands to sing in German. This has a short history of the band and rare photos, etc. It also has 7 bonus tracks from television performance...

Eulenspygel came from the Swabian area which is situated in the southwest of Germany. This is a recording from 1973. A short retrospective by band member Detlev Nottrodt: 'Sometimes only the acoustic guitars were playing, meaning Mulo and me, and it so...

"The album offers a typical German progressive blend, drawing equally from heavy rock, folk, jazz and classical. The [band's music was] cleverly arranged, with rich instrumentation and sudden shifts of tempo. The magnum opus was the 22 mintue Abfall, which went through innumberable changes in mood and melody."-Cosmic Dreams At Play.

“This is a real sensation! Eulenspygel's English version of 'Ausschuss' was intended for release by Intercord in 1972, but never went beyond the status of an 8-track..

Marie-Christine Roy : Violon
Alain Filion: Guitare
Mathieu Rancourt: Basse, Contrebasse
Louis-Solem Pérot: Violoncelle
Roger Cournoyer: Ambiance, Batterie (4, 9)
Olivier Bussières: Batterie (1, 2, 3)
Olivier Forest: Batterie (5, 6, 7)

“Les Évadés (The Escapees) is a French Canadian instrumental five piece ensemble deserving of your attention. The band includes violin and cello in the mix along with standard guitar, bass and drums. While the music is...

“This is an essential document of Bill Evans's quintessential trio performing at its peak. Evans showcases his unique sensitivity at the piano throughout, while Scott La Faro displays breathtaking virtuosity on his bass, and near-telepathy with drummer Paul Motian.
La Faro's tragic death a year later would profoundly affect Evans and his music, making these historically vital performances indispensable for jazz fans.
Recorded over various dates: March 12th, 1960 (tracks 1-3), March 19th...

“By the 1980's, Gil Evans orchestra's repertoire was a distinctive blend of Hendrix tunes, original pieces from band members and the occasional nod to Gil's earlier recordings. The set at Hamburg includes four songs from the Hendrix book, although just one of these ("Up From The Skies") was part of the original studio album. Regular appearances in Europe meant that the band had now acquired a younger following, such as many in the audience at Fabrik, one well accustomed to its rock-referent concerts...

“Gil Evans & Jaco Pastorius live from Yomiuri Land Open Theater East, Tokyo, Japan on July 28th 1984. Best-known for their respective contributions to the music of Miles Davis and Weather Report, Gil Evans and Jaco Pastorius are true giants of 20th Century jazz and fusion. This rare collaboration, performed at Yomiuri Land Open Theater East, Tokyo, Japan on July 28th 1984, finds them both at the peak of their powers, driving each other on to new heights. Sadly, they would both be dead within four years...

“If it takes a village to raise a child, as the proverb says, then it certainly takes at least that much to nurture a big band. Pianist and bandleader Orrin Evans has long used “The Village” to refer not only to his family-like cohort of fellow musicians in the Captain Black Big Band, but also to the extended family of fans, supporters and inspirations that have carried the ensemble to a Grammy nomination and its status as one of the most thrilling and revered ensembles in modern jazz...

Peter Evans, trumpet / Ricardo Gallo, piano / Tom Blancarte, double bass / Kevin Shea, drums.

The "Jazz em Agosto Series" is a collection of live recordings promoted by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation's "Jazz em Agosto" Festival in...

Note: helpfully, for the many illiterate new-music fans, all the below is also in the video with some helpful extra photos and diagrams!

"MORE than just another free improvised music record - these two maniacs construct an alien world of instrumental insanity with just trum-pet and drums!
One day, Weasel Walter called his friend Peter Evans and asked him if he wanted to make a duo album. Peter said, “Yes.” Weasel thought to himself, “Hmm. This could - and should be more than just another...

"You may know Stephen EvEns as the drummer behind Graham Coxon. You may know Stephen EvEns as the occasional sticksman behind The Damned. You may know Stephen EvEns as the rhythmic backbone of William D Drake’s band, Charlotte Hatherley, and, for one brief week, Cardiacs. You may even know him as Stuffy accompanied by his Fuses.
Now get to know Stephen EvEns the songsmith, the maudlin geetar plucker and blistering noisemangler. Get to know of his embittered heart (latterly mended) and the disturbed...

"Iris, the second CD release from the duo Evidence (Stephan Moore and Scott Smallwood) on the Deep Listening label, is also their first video release. The DVD has the same sonic material as the music on the CD, but it features video pieces by the duo's fa

Something a little different & jazzy, as Jean Derome (reeds), Pierre Cartier (bass), & Pierre Tanguay (drums) tackle the Monk songbook on these two. [Ambiances Magnetiques]

Evidence is Scott Smallwood and Stephan Moore. On Pauline Oliveros' Deep Listening label.

I'd heard that these three master players were all working together and finally, this is the recorded evidence.

What can you say about these three: Evan is a member of Bang On A Can and a master clarinetist. Gyan, the son of Terry, is a...

The didjeridu was here long before gunpowder, the pyramids, writing, or the wheel. Invented more than 40,000 years ago by the Aboriginals of Australia, it's one of the world's oldest musical instruments, and on the surface, one of the simplest. When qu...

Sandy Ewen - guitar
Damon Smith - bass
Weasel Walter - drums and percussion

Very free, non-idiomatic improvised music by these three troublemakers.

“A new studio release from this trio of sonic deconstructivists. Wantonly abstract and stretching the limits of their instruments conceptually and technically, this long-running guitar/double bass/percussion returns with another manifesto of improvised musical surrealism. The modus operandi is different than the signature...

"The trio of Sandy Ewen (guitar), Damon Smith (bass) and Weasel Walter (drums) issues forth a 78-minute CD containing nothing short of alien technique and structural disruption. The music offers complete modernist abstraction with teeth and urgency. It is the sound of extreme polyphony and counterpoint, veering radically from density to space, pinprick to roar within instants. The eight pieces here range from 4 to 17 minutes in length and each retain their own tight focus. There are no lulls. There is....

"Almost 80 minutes of jarring, surreal, raw improvised music by the duo of Sandy Ewen (guitar) and Weasel Walter (drums/live electronics) captured on this clear, powerful studio recording. Each musician speaks a distinctively deconstructed language on their respective instrument and their interaction is often surprising, always relentless and subtly alien. Sandy Ewen's approach eschews the obligatory mounds of effects pedals (save one for panning) many guitarists use, instead concentrating on direct...

Arnold de Boer - Vocals, guitar, claps
Terrie Hessels - Guitar
Katherina Bornefeld - Drums, vocals
Andy Moor - Guitar, baritone guitar

The latest by this Dutch art/punk aggregation who are always, ALWAYS worth hearing - I saw them about 8 months ago with this lineup with the addition of Ken Vandermark, which was great, and this latest one is another proud chapter to their enormous discography.

“The Ex released their previous regular studio album as a four-piece...

"New York City's long-reigning experimental electronics collective Excepter went through a period of great transition following their massive 2010 double album Presidence. Member Clare Amory died of cancer in 2011 and other members of the band relocated shortly afterwards. Familiar, the first work from the band after regrouping, finds the collective still incredibly strange, but moving their free-form electronics and Kraut/early-industrial-inspired sound closer to the realm of pop music. Opening track...

David Pavkovic (drums), Griffin Rodriguez (bass), Matt Schneider (guitar).

"No, The Exciting Trio isn't a typical guitar group. On the trio's debut recording, In Chicago There is Willy, the band tends toward dry melodicism, gentle pacing...

ExCubus were a Quebecois progressive rock band of the early 1970s - one of Quebec's earliest I am told - who recorded only half an album's worth of material and then re-formed to complete their first album, releasing it as "Memoires Incubussiennes"...

"LIMITED EDITION! It is far from often that we at ProgQuebec are stunned to find an excellent progressive group from 1970's-era Quebec who was simply forgotten! Such is the case with Incubus (rebaptised ExCubus for this CD release, in order to avoid...

Exodus were a Polish progressive symphonic rock band who came after the heyday of progressive rock; their two albums were released in 1980 & 1981. This was their first and best album, available on CD for the first time. The music combines symphonic ele...

"Originally recorded way back in 1992, Beyond The Pale was E.A.R.'s first album, although it remained unreleased until 1996. Pete Kember, working with Eddie Prevost (AMM), Kevin Shields (My Bloody Valentine) and Kevin Martin (God) recorded six tracks...

"Sturdy tip-on mini-LP gatefold packaging displaying utterly different artwork from the vinyl edition. Design courtesy of Justin Wright himself. Includes an OBI strip and a bonus track. Limited to 200 copies.
EXPO SEVENTY is back on Essence Music with the mastermind Justin Wright bringing together a rare line-up featuring two drummers. The four-piece only lived during a short period of time and the thunderous experiments achieved by these unique sonic hypnotists are fully presented here...

"A real dig, discovered only recently. Keyboard-dominated, with Mellotron, flute, and English lyrics. Very good studio recordings. The Wuppertal group – basically a successor band of Cannabis India – existed only from 1974 until 1976. Back then in 1974 they recorded some songs for an LP but did not release it. Which was a shame as it would have been a real asset e. g. on the Brain label. Only in 2014, a man from Berlin came up against it almost by chance and released it as an LP on his Korusuro label....

"John D. Thomas's band of the 1980s, Serious Business (heard on Serious Business, focused on his fusion and "free funk" compositions played with an electric sound. Extremely Serious Business marked a turning point, a return to a more acoustic setting...

Eye and Zorn first met in Tokyo back in 1986. They have travelled together, toured, performed, laughed, cried, recorded and collectively been responsible for some of the strangest music ever conceived. In 1995, nine years after their first meeting, the...

Eyestrings is fronted by Ryan Parmenter, the nephew of Matthew Parmenter, of the late, great Discipline. Like Matthew, Ryan plays keyboards and sings, and featured in the band is bassist Matthew Kennedy from Discipline, plus guitarist Alan Rutter and d...

Eyestrings is fronted by Ryan Parmenter, the nephew of Matthew Parmenter, of the late, great Discipline. Like Matthew, Ryan plays keyboards and sings, and featured in the band is bassist Matthew Kennedy from Discipline, plus guitarist Alan Rutter and d...

David's electric cello spars excellently with Arthur Blythe's alto sax on this 4/17/02 recording. Sometimes I forget how great Blythe is, and then something like this comes along and reminds me! [Midlantic]