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"In 1965, Barry Seidel formed a music company called Traydel Productions. The first band Seidel signed was the Mad Hatters from Washington DC. In the course of one year the band released three stunningly great singles, 'I Need Love,' 'Go Find a Love' and 'I'll Come Running,' all with Dylanesque-PF Sloan sounding folk-rock songs as the B-sides. Mad Hatter live shows were legendary as well, as is exemplified by the explosion of the amps during their electrifying medley of 'Since You've Been Gone/I'm All....

Alexander Noice - Voice, Guitar, All Extra Stuff
James Barry - Bass
Cory Beers - Drums, Glockenspiel

“Falsetto Teeth. A visceral reaction to the top 40 drone that plagues the current airwaves. Falsetto Teeth's mix of pop melody and intricate rhythm schemes makes them stand out like puppy love in the midst of a mannequin orgy.”

“When I first met Alexander Noice, I knew he was a special character and a brilliant musician, but when I first heard his brainchild, Falsetto Teeth, I...

How to explain Family's 3rd album (1970) 50 years later? Take a idiosyncratic vocalist, who, like Peter Hammill or Don Van Vliet you either grow to love or hate (Roger Chapman) combine his talents with a standard guitar-led rock format, but add a multi-instrumentalist who plays vibes/piano/flute, a bassist who plays violin, and have the guitarist add banjo at the right times. Stir this wild and creative mix of hard rock and and folk and shake it all up with a lot of thought and experimentation, while...

How to explain Family's 3rd album (1970) 30 years later? Take a idiosyncratic vocalist, who, like Peter Hammill or Don Van Vliet you either grow to love or hate (Roger Chapman) combine his talents with a standard guitar-led rock format, but add a multi-instrumentalist who plays vibes/piano/flute, a bassist who plays violin, and have the guitarist add banjo at the right times. Stir this wild and creative mix of hard rock and and folk and shake it all up with a lot of thought and experimentation, while...

This was originally released as a half live/half studio album, and gave a glimpse into the band's great live shows (more on that elsewhere!).
How to explain Family's 4th album (1970) 30 years later? Take a idiosyncratic vocalist, who, like Peter Hammill or Don Van Vliet you either grow to love or hate (Roger Chapman) combine his talents with a standard guitar-led rock format, but add a multi-instrumentalist who plays vibes/piano/flute, a bassist who plays violin, and have the guitarist add banjo at...

"Digitally remastered edition of this 1972 album packaged in a digipak complete with a 4-page booklet plus four bonus demo tracks, celebrating 50 years since the release of Family's debut studio album. Growing out of the R&B boom of the early '60s, Family's sound evolved into a unique mix of blues, folk, jazz, psychedelia and high energy rock 'n' roll built around the distinctive vocals of frontman Roger Chapman, Charlie Whitney's innovative guitar playing, and Rob Townsend's thunderous drumming....

Family were one of the great, English rock bands of the late 60s and early 70s, and while they were briefly popular in the UK, they never really broke through and were pretty much forgotten until the last few years when their albums were all reissued a...

"Family Fodder exude an exhilarating sense that everything was possible, that there weren't any limits to imagination and humor. The scope of their musical range remains as dizzying and exciting as it once was."-Time Out New York...

"Family Fodder exude an exhilarating sense that everything was possible, that there weren't any limits to imagination and humor. The scope of their musical range remains as dizzying and exciting as it once was."-Time Out New York

This is the first reissue of UK underground heroes Family Fodder's 1979 debut 12" EP, Sunday Girls, expanded with material from other early singles: the complete Sunday Girls EP, the debut Family Fodder 7" Playing Golf (With My Flesh Crawling)/My Baby Takes Valium (1979)..


“Composer and recording artist Forrest Fang refined his dynamic hybrid style of composition over the past four decades, expanding upon his roots in progressive music, minimalism, textural ambient, and the traditional musics of Asia. Drawing on his deep knowledge of sound creation and manipulation, he uses the studio like a separate instrument to create distinctive, alluring and otherworldly atmospheres. With captivating approaches to sound creation, his latest Projekt album Forever Cascades presents a...

"Letters To The Farthest Star is a deeply personal dispatch: a far-reaching sojourn into the diverse ambient/electronic influences that helped shape the last three decades of Fang's unique music. It is a moving and powerful testament to the exotic musical influences of his past and present. Limited edition of 300."

"Fang's 'Fourth World' music stands out from the ambient-electronic crowd in the way it extends the electronic side of his music into other spheres. Hints of classical minimalism...

"Phantoms is Forrest Fang s 9th solo album and the follow-up to his Projekt release, Gongland. Nearly eight years in the making, Phantoms builds on the gamelan-influenced soundscapes of its predecessor by weaving organic sounds of non-Western stringed...

Latest album from the always unique work of Forrest, merging electronic music and 'ethnic' acoustic instruments!

"Fang is an ambient progressive musician who emerged from the DIY-"cassette culture" '80s scene with a highly idiosyncratic style influenced by the traditional musics of non-Western cultures, including Javanese gamelan and the folk music of his Chinese ancestors. The rich electronic textures of his music are often complimented by Western and non-Western stringed instruments, winds and...

“THE BOOK OF WANDERERS, the new album from Projekt ambient musician Forrest Fang, creates an auditory escape, an aspiration towards venturing outwards, imagining better times ahead.
Direct and emotional, the collection of electronic tone poems was recorded primarily during the spring and summer 2020 coronavirus lockdown. "While confined to my home in the Bay Area," says Fang, "I felt the need to create pieces that provided virtual spaces for my mind to wander. These idealized spaces became my inner...

“Over the course of seventeen solo albums and three-plus decades, Bay-area ambient/electronic musician Forrest Fang has cultivated his surrealist blend of electronically-transformed ethnic instruments and minimalist aural environments. Fang’s pieces reflect his uniquely personal universe of influences, mysterious objects and undefined phenomena. Gently layered drones combine with slow-moving piano themes, violin, as well as subtle Eastern string, wind, and percussive elements.
A ‘Fata Morgana’ is a.

Forrest's exquisite 3rd and 4th albums! Limited edition of 300 copies!

“Fang’s compositional stylings applied to the genre of space music with exceptional results.” – Billboard

Projekt opens the archives to bring back two formative ambient works. Originally released in 1989 and 1986 respectively, The Wolf At The Ruins and Migration have been out of print for over 20 years. They’re from the period when Fang began his own fusion of electronics and traditional non-Western instruments into a..

This is a remastered version of an album that's been out of print since the very late 90s. "Maui is the first Merrell Fankhauser solo album, a classic of cosmic folk music, recorded in 1975. The band Mu was formed in 1969 when Merrell Fankhauser teamed...

"This sophisticated collection of Mellotron-fuelled progressive rock originally appeared in the UK only in December of 1973. It sank without a trace, and is now one of the rarest albums of the era. It's presented here complete with their ultra-rare....

"Keyboards, cello, bass and drums cooperate for instrumental "chamber rock" - a synthesis of a heavier progressive style with acoustic elements like cello...with the cello often following a perfectly-intoned tenth above, resulting in a slithery, silky undertow for the band.... Mind-blowing.... fun to listen to...." - Keyboard

"This is not only a very accomplished recording -- it's a very entertaining one." - All Music Guide
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This is an exciting and auspicious debut release by a chamber rock quartet from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Far Corner play carefully honed compositions, composed in a style that reflects influences from 20th century composers, such as Stravinsky and Bartok combined with classical/chamber rock greats like Univers Zero, early ELP, Present and more, combined in their own fashion.
In addition to their compositions, Far Corner also perform purely improvised music. Their music maintains the energy level...

“Far Corner plays insanely complex instrumental chamber rock (modern classical meets prog rock) and I can easily say that Risk was the most challenging record I’ve ever played on.” – William Kopecky

“... three of the four members of Far Corner (keyboardist and chief composer Dan Maske, cellist Angela Schmidt and percussionist Craig Walkner) have music degrees from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and have clearly logged in some serious practice, rehearsal and performance
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Non-idiomatic improvisation with lots of Oriental influences from four musicians; Jason Kao Hwang-elec. violin, Sang-Won Park-ajan, kayagum, Yukio Tsuji-shakuhachi, percussion & Joe Daley-percussion. [Victo]

Marguerita Alexandrou - lead and backing vocals
Paul Bringloe - drums and percussion
Keith Buckman - bass guitar
Eliot Minn - keyboards
Denis Warren - lead and rhythm guitars

“I enjoyed the last release from The Far Meadow and their latest, Foreign Land, is even more enjoyable. As before this is symphonic neo-prog. What makes this prog band stand out from the rest is the excellent female vocal which complements and enhances the excellent musicianship throughout the album...

"Sospiro (whisper) is the title of the new production by the female vocal ensemble FARAUALLA. It is the third record by this group, founded in 1995 and which in this time has succeeded in attracting audience and critical appraisal thanks to a varied and..

"Farflung are one of the heaviest - especially adjusted for Earth gravity - bands in Los Angeles and have learned well from the explorations of ancient astronauts like Hawkwind and Chrome."-L.A. Record

"Internationally recognized as torchbearers in the contemporary space rock scene, Farflung have been altering people's minds with their hugely psychedelic yet fuel-driven space-rock for over twenty years now. Their aptly-titled debut 25,000 Feet Per Second (1995) immediately placed them at the...

"Like a cosmic capsule sent from deep space, Farflung have been altering people's minds with their dive-bombing Moogs and hypnotic riffs for the last twenty years. Torchbearers of the psychedelic underground, they have been championed by the likes of Helios Creed (Chrome), Henry Rollins, and Voivod. They have collaborated with numerous musicians including Nik Turner (Hawkwind), Damo Suzuki (Can), and Dave Catching (Eagles of Death Metal, Queens of the Stone Age) to name just a few. Brothers and sisters...

Patrizio was the great keyboardist for Area all during their lifetime. He was also responsible for the majority of their compositions. This is a solo piano album of Area tunes. I really enjoyed this, but then again, I'm an Area freak; those who aren't ...



A Blue Note from September, 1958 with Art Farmer-trumpet, Benny Golson-tenor sax, Bill Evans-piano, Addison Farmer-bass and Dave Bailey-drums. [Blue Note]

Art Farmer – flugelhorn
Jim Hall – guitar
Steve Swallow – bass
Pete LaRoca – drums

“One of the highlights of the jazz year of 1964 was the visit to Sweden by Farmer’s quartet with guitarist Jim Hall.
This volume has live recordings from that year, all previously unissued.”

"Farmers By Nature is the phenomenal trio of drummer Gerald Cleaver, bassist William Parker, and pianist Craig Taborn. Each are internationally renowned master musicians-improvisers-composers-bandleaders. When they work together as FBN, it is as a...

"Farmers By Nature is drummer Gerald Cleaver, bassist William Parker, and pianist Craig Taborn -- a fully-improvising unit, a complete musical collective. Each of these men are highly regarded & admired composers and bandleaders in their own right...

"This double CD set marks the long-overdue first reissue of Gary Farr's classic 1969 solo debut, Take Something With You -- one of the best and rarest singer-songwriter albums to emerge from the UK underground. Having torn up innumerable R&B clubs with...

"One of the key albums made on the periphery of the late-1970s punk explosion, Deviants frontman Mick Farren's return to raw rock, following most of a decade spent in journalism, was less a timely resurrection than it was a vicious reminder that none...

"This second Long Hair release by Fashion Pink contains previously unreleased studio recordings made between 1969-1971 + 2 live tracks. First part of this release (6 cuts) continues the SWR-Radio Sessions, truly reflecting the Krautrock jam...

Composer & performer best known for his compositions for percussion & ensemble works for diverse instrumentation. This is a collection of live recordings from 3 concerts in NYC from 1990-94, which feature Guy Klucevsek, Ikue Mori, David Shea, David Mos...

Gary Lucas – guitar
Jesse Krakow – bass
Richard Dworkin – drums
Rob Henke – trumpet
Phillip Johnston – alto sax
Joe Fiedler – trombone
Dave Sewelson – baritone sax

All music by Don Van Vliet.
All music arranged by Phillip Johnston.
All guitar parts arranged by Gary Lucas.

What magic occurs when you put Gary Lucas (ex Beefheart) together with musicians drawn from the personnel of The Microscopic Sept

"Canada's most extreme noise-music exponents caught here in a project built around short, diverse sound experiments..31 bites - which you are encouraged to programme for random order select (shuffle)."

Fat were a post-punk avant-garde power trio of the late 80s and into the early 90s from Canada. I saw them once in 1988, and they were utterly amazing.

I had heard the legend of this album for years, and it's post-This Heat use of source material which is turned into something completely different, but this is the first time it has ever actually been released as well as the first time I have ever actually heard it, and the comparison with This Heat is actually sort of spot-on!...

Fat were a post-punk avant-garde power trio of the late 80s and into the early 90s from Canada. I saw them once in 1988, and they were utterly amazing.

"FAT and the Masters of Haha is a 73-minute release of FAT's recording with the southern Moroccan Berber group Aouad Mia, master rebab player Rais Lahcen Benlamouden, and other Berber singers and percussionists. It was recorded in Agadir, Morocco, in 1991 after development during FAT's numerous visits to Morocco over the previous three years...

Chris Pyne-trombone
Ray Warleight-alto sax, flute
Tony Roberts-tenor sax, flute, bass clarinet
Peter Lemer-piano
Danny Thompson-bass
John Cox-drums

“Continuing Turtle Records exploration into previously un-released historic British Jazz.
The unsung band leader and drummer (Fat) John Cox led several modern jazz line ups through the 1960s, and rather like Alexis Korner in the Blues and John Mayall in R&B, his bands were incubators of young and talented English musical...

Chris Pyne-trombone
Ray Warleight-alto sax, flute
Tony Roberts-tenor sax, flute, bass clarinet
Peter Lemer-piano
Danny Thompson-bass
John Cox-drums

“Continuing Turtle Records exploration into previously un-released historic British Jazz.
The unsung band leader and drummer (Fat) John Cox led several modern jazz line ups through the 1960s, and rather like Alexis Korner in the Blues and John Mayall in R&B, his bands were incubators of young and talented English musical...

"The story of Father Yod, Yahowa 13 and the Source Family could literally fill books, but rest assured, they truly were the "apex of high" in terms of psychedelic music. The basics: Father Yod was a WWII flying ace and spiritual seeker who gathered his...

"A Table Forgotten is the first taste in an ongoing series of projects by Dawn McCarthy on a theme that's been largely unexplored in recent times: the age-old practices of tending a home and its immediate impact upon our day-to-day lives. It is an...

"The slapping of tongues and trilling of flutes! Can it be? Faun Fables are back among us...Born of the Sun. Since 1998, Faun Fables has been the musical world of Dawn McCarthy, visited in collaboration with her partner Nils Frykdhal. In early times, their wild spirit roamed the streets and hills of the SF/ Oakland community while, pilgrim-like, wandering the world, and issuing two albums of deeply-rooted, swirlingly OTHER folk music in 1999 and 2001. With the release of Family Album in 2004, Drag City....

"Out of the glittering caverns of the soul crawls the newest album from Faun Fables. Light Of A Vaster Dark is a vibrant collection of songs and sounds excavated by songwriter Dawn McCarthy and supported by steadfast collaborator Nils Frykdahl...

Faust are a rightly legendary experimental German ensemble from the early 1970's. This is almost all of their two posthumous albums which feature the unreleased "Faust V" album and their recordings before they dissolved in the 70's.

Faust are a rightly legendary experimental German ensemble from the early 1970's. This is almost all of their two posthumous albums which feature the unreleased "Faust V/Faust Party 3" album and other lost recordings before they dissolved in the 70's.