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"The Saarland band Gäa played German-language progressive rock. Their band name derives from the ancient Greek gods, where Gaia (Latin notation: Gäa) is the goddess of the earth and fertility. The group's only LP, Auf der Bahn zum Uranus, was a short...

One of the most typical Indian string instruments (especially in the south) the veena has always had a special place in Indian music. Hailing from an artistic family, Gaaythri has gone from child prodigy to emerge as one of the greatest veena players,...

A lot of the Agrentinian progressive rarities - at least the smallish number that I have heard - are really progressive hard rock albums, and this one is no different. Gabis is a hot guitarist playing pyscho-hard rock and etc. with lots of acid leads a...

A lot of the Agrentinian progressive rarities - at least the smallish number that I have heard - are really progressive hard rock albums, and this one is no different. Gabis is a hot guitarist playing pyscho-hard rock and etc. with lots of acid leads a...

"Originally released in 1978. Remastered in 2002. The pairing is ideal - the former front man of Genesis, produced Robert Fripp - the leading light of King Crimson. On this, Peter Gabriel's second album, the songs "On the Air" and "D.I.Y." are stunning slices of modern rock circa 1978, bubbling with synths, insistent rhythms, and polished processed guitars, all enclosed streamlined production that nevertheless sounds as large as a stadium. Other tunes include "A Wonderful Day in a One-Way World", "White...

“Almost every one of Peter Gabriel’s best-laid plans winds up going awry, and so it was with Scratch My Back, his 2010 collection of orchestral covers of some of his favorite songs. He had hoped to have the artists he covered return the favor by interpreting his songs but that project never got off the ground, so he pursued New Blood, an album where he turned that orchestra upon his own songs.
New Blood is in every way a companion piece to Scratch My Back; it’s cut from the same aesthetic cloth...

“The fourth Peter Gabriel album was released in September 1982, and hit No. 6 in the UK and No. 28 in the US. The second single, 'Shock the Monkey', became Gabriel's first top 40 hit in the US, reaching No. 29.
To handle American distribution, Gabriel signed with Geffen Records, which - initially unbeknown to Gabriel - titled the album Security to differentiate it from his first three records, all simply titled Peter Gabriel. Gabriel's 1982 tour lasted a full year and became his first to make a...

“A collection of Peter Gabriel songs from the movies. Having always loved the combination of film and music (aged 17 he gave up a place at film school to pursue a career in music) Peter Gabriel's first opportunity to really marry these twin interests came when he was asked to create the music for Alan Parker's film Birdy in 1985. Further film work, including his music for Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ (that became the album Passion) and the soundtrack to Philip Noyce's film Rabbit-Proof...

“Peter Gabriel released his seventh studio album Us in 1992. Co-produced by Gabriel with Daniel Lanois, on the record he explored the pain of recent personal problems; his failed first marriage, his relationship with actress Rosanna Arquette and the growing distance between his first daughter and himself. The result was one of Gabriel's most personal albums. It met with less success than its predecessor So, but still reached No. 2 in the album chart on both sides of the Atlantic; Gabriel also achieved...

"The work and thought of the American composer Kenneth Gaburo (1926-1993) exhibited many striking changes during his lifetime. In fact, while the world of commercial endeavor still insists that artists develop a recognizable personal 'style,' Gaburo's...

Gai Saber makes a peculiar musical and cultural operation that finds its departure point in the Occitan dances and the troubadours' words and combines these elements with today's influences like hip-hop, dub, drum 'n' bass, jungle. The result is an int...

"Enjoying a growing international public and critical consensus following their previous efforts Gai Saber are now ready to unveil the latest chapter of their musical saga. On La fabrica occitana the band’s rediscovery of Occitanian roots filtered...

"A reissue of Serge Gainsbourg's cult score for the 1968 French film Le Pacha. These tracks were composed by Serge Gainsbourg at the height of his '60s cool when he was briefly going out with Brigitte Bardot and the couple was on the verge of recording the infamous first version of "Je T'aime... Moi Non Plus" (1969). All the tracks here are arranged by famed arranger Michel Colombier, who had been responsible for some of Gainsbourg's best songs ("Bonnie & Clyde" and "Harley Davidson") and had also...

"A candidate for being dubbed 'ambient' before ambient existed. A work of crystal clear simplicity, 'pure' electronic sounds, and beautiful minimalism."-John Bagnall, The Sound Projector

"Mental Experience present a reissue of Galactic Explorers' Epitaph For Venus. Another album from the Pyramid label shrouded in mystery and produced by Toby Robinson in Cologne, circa 1974.
Kosmische and head sounds with plenty of Minimoog, analog synths/keyboards, effects, loops, tape manipulation, treated...

“This new expansive release brings together all of the 'Following Ghosts' related material and consists of a three CD package containing a completely new re-mix of the original 'Following Ghosts' album by Karl Groom, our engineer/producer of choice, together with 'Alternative Ghosts' which contains new alternative versions of every track from the original album, again engineered and mixed by Karl Groom and featuring Mark Spencer playing bass guitar on a Galahad album for the very first time.
We have..

Stu Nicholson – Lead vocals and backing vocals
Dean Baker – Keyboards, orchestration, programming and backing vocals
Spencer Luckman – Drums, percussion and first triangle
Lee Abraham – Electric, acoustic guitars and backing vocals
Mark Spencer – Bass guitar, second triangle and backing vocals

“This latest opus, the band’s eleventh studio album, has been several years in the making and manyt of the songs on the album actually pre-date the previous ‘Seas of Change’ albu

“A second ‘unexpected’ new album ‘Soul Therapy’ from Galahad off shoot project the ‘Galahad Electric Company’ featuring Dean and Stu, less than a year after their ‘When the battle Is Over’ album was released.
The album features seven brand new songs written in a very productive four week period straddling November and December 2020 plus several songs left over from the Summer 2020 recording sessions for ‘When the battle Is Over’. Again, due to more constraints than normal as far as the recording...

“Progressive Prog Rock at its very best! At last something good to come out of 2020! This is rock with "Prog" written all the way through.”-T.A. Rees

“Avalon Records is proud to present an unexpected 2020 album by Galahad off shoot project the Galahad Electric Company. During these strange Covid times in which we have found ourselves over the last few months it appears that Dean Baker and Stu Nicholson have tapped in to a rich vein of creativity resulting in a substantial collection of new music..

“Employing a vast array of advanced vocal and instrumental techniques, Broken Gargoyles is arguably Diamanda Galás' most intellectually, sonically and viscerally formidable work to date. The album finds the visionary artist deftly probing the weaving, warping transformation on the nervous systems of her post-traumatic soldiers and dying diseased. The album's first part, "Mutilatus," contains the GeorgHeym poems "Das Fieberspital" and "Die Dämonen der Stadt," and concerns the suffering of the soldier....

This was Diamanda Galas’ very first album (she shared a side of an album with saxist Jim French and Henry Kaiser 5 years earlier), released on the improvisationally-oriented Metalanguage label.
I saw her perform this material or something similar to this material at New Music America in 1983, the year before this album was released and I had never, EVER heard anything like it. It was stunning and frightening. This is the first ever legitimate reissue and its first release on CD.

“Diamanda...

“The first album in her Masque of the Red Death trilogy, The Divine Punishment is one of the most jarring works of art produced in response to the AIDS epidemic, and a milestone in Diamanda Galás's artistry and activism. Galás uses her famous voice both as an orational instrument and as well as a physical representation of AIDS and those it afflicts. The album features the panphonic* dirge work of Galás, accompanied by analogue synthesizers played by Dave Hunt. The texts are primarily taken from the Old...

“Diamanda Galas' first album heralded the appearance of the most viscerally exciting and extreme vocalist to appear on the new music scene in many a year. Her incredible voice and enormous range, from the subtlest whispers to guttural bellows to impassioned shrieks with everything in between, and her huge sense of drama commanded instant attention.
The Litanies of Satan consists of two pieces, the title track based on texts of Baudelaire and "Wild Women with Steak-Knives" listed as being "for solo...

Stephen Bennett (No-Man, Henry Fool, Tim Bowness) - Vocals, Keyboards, Guitars, Bass pedals
Ketil Vestrum Einarsen (White Willow, Weserbergland, Rhys Marsh) - Keyboards, programming and flute
Jacob Holm-Lupo (White Willow, The Opium Cartel, Weserbergland) - Guitar and bass
Mattias Olsson (Änglagård, Necromonkey, White Willow, Weserbergland) - Drums, Keyboards, Bass pedals, Guitars
with:
Akaba - Backing vocals

"2018, Europe—four musicians come together to make an album o

"Galaxy from Bremen played a keyboard-dominated sort of art-rock. There are people who have called them 'the better Eloy', which is not quite unfounded. Although there were bands they admired, like Yes and Jethro Tull, they wanted to develop a style of their own. Founded in 1976, when the time came in 1979 to begin university studies, they wanted to document their 3 years of work, and they recorded this, their one and only album. "There were enough good original compositions at their disposal. Given the...

"The Galileo Brothers are a mysterious assembly which has existed for 25 years - with an anonymous group of British musicians at the core of the project. 'The Dancing Lawn' is a collective composition in 13 parts by the British core group, with the...


"One of the rarest albums from the '70s British folk underground scene, originally released on the legendary Midas label. Haunting medieval atmosphere á la Wicker Man, serene male-female vocals and beautiful violin playing which brings to mind Barry...

"Unbelievably, it’s almost 50 years since Fairport Convention and their followers – Steeleye Span, Trees, Dando Shaft, Mellow Candle and others – fashioned British folk-rock. Kent-based sextet Galley Beggar – who take their name from a mischievous...


Richard Galliano is a really *masterful* accordion player. This solo album is all works by Astor Piazolla and Galliano really runs them down here. This can't help but be adored by fans of the ol' squeeze box. These are perfect Japanese copies...

The first album by this rarity of early psych/progressive/jazz-rock/horn-rock/etc. who released two albums on the Nova series and whose albums are very rare and impossible to find until this reissue. Supervised by Mark Powell, you get great sound, good...

Danilo Gallo bass, fx
Massimiliano Milesi tenor and soprano saxophones
Francesco Bigoni tenor saxophone, clarinet
Jim Black drums
Lorenzo Corti guitar

"Italian jazz is a reality on its own, due to its caustic humor, the folkish way it uses melody, the liking for rhythm patterns, the cinematic perspectives and we could continue to bring arguments to the list. When bassist (every kind of bass, be it double bass, electric bass guitar, acoustic bass guitar, bass balalaika, whatever...

"Known for his partnerships with Ray Anderson and Peter Evans, Colombian expatriate Ricardo Gallo is becoming a noteworthy voice as a pianist and composer in American creative jazz. After obtaining critical acclaim with his Bogotá bands...

Hal Galper: electric piano
Victor Gaskin: bass
Steve Haas: drum
Don Alias: drums
Bob Mann: guitar
Michael Brecker: soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
Randy Brecker: trumpet, electric trumpet, flugelhorn

Thrilled to see this rather obscure and completely great 1971 electric jazz album get a reissue - and from Japan! - at a reasonable price; this has only been out once before on CD, a full decade ago and has long been unavailable in any format!
This is high energy..

Hal Galper: electric piano
Bob Mann, Jonathan Graham: guitar
Charles LaChapelle, Victor Gaskin: bass
Bill Goodwin, Billy Hart: drums
Michael Brecker: soprano, tenor sax
Randy Brecker: trumpet

Thrilled to see this rather obscure and completely great 1972 electric jazz album get a reissue - and from Japan! - at a reasonable price; afaik, this has never-before been available on CD and has been unavailable for some 40 years!
Using some of the same personnel as on 1971's...

Beppe Gambetta is a great exponent of the flatpicking style, a technique he has imported and creatively introduced into his interpretations. On his new CD Beppe has fun musically skipping back and forth across the Atlantic divide with a repertoire that...

''Stria, recorded in the winter 1999, is a musical project recently founded by Filippo Gambetta. Heir of the great history of melodeon playing, the very young Gambetta (20 years old!) presents his music that merges different sources: music of Liguria, ...

Our series of Javanese classical music recordings continues to expand, this time with a disc which investigates further the tonal and timbral qualities of a number of instruments present in gamelan ensembles. Artistic director Joko Purwanto, whose exte...

"This focuses on the style of the ancient capital of Java, Yogyakarta, and is based on a recent recording of a performance by musicians of Radio Republik Indonesia in the radio studios. Once again, the circularity of gamelan music, with its unique...

1 Ayak-Ayakan Mijil Layu Layu (5:57)
2 Ketawang Sinom Longondhang (7:58)
3 Ladrang Wilujeng Alus (10:15)
4 Ketawang Gendhing Tlutur, Ladrang Panjangilang, Ketawang Dhandhangula Tlutur, Ayak-Ayakan Tlutur (21:33)
5 Gendhing Laler..

"Hailed by fans and critics as a symphonic gem, the project of keyboard player and vocalist Angelo Santo Lombardi has taken the world of Italian prog by storm, adding influences of Italian prog giants as Banco, PFM and Orme with the keyboard wizardry...

"This album by US (NY) troubadour Gandalf The Grey (or Chris Wilson) is an example of the hippie generation's fascination with the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Self-penned and self-performed, this somewhat rough recording portrays an attempt to create...

“Seven years ago we released, what we consider to be, the first real Gandalf's Fist album: Road to Darkness.
The album was recorded over the course of a weekend by Dean and Luke and propelled us into micro-stardom! Even though the album has had several, short-run releases over the years, it has never benefited from a high quality packaging or glass-pressed master... until now!
But that's not all! We're taking this 7-year anniversary as the prime opportunity to release: Road to Darkness...

“UK purveyors of Medieval Space-Rock, Gandalf’s Fist, are set to release Widdershins – the follow-up to 2019’s The Clockwork Prologue and their first new album of original material since the 5-Disc-Epic Clockwork Saga – a unique 5-CD concept, which received universally high praise amongst critics.
Originally formed in 2005 by Multi-Instrumentalist Dean Marsh and lyricist Luke Severn, the band are now hitting their creative peak in their current 6-piece incarnation. Gandalf’s Fist draw on their...

Slava Ganelin - piano, synthesizer, Victor Fonarov - double bass Mika Markovitch - drums. "This release is first in the series of unpublished records from Slava Ganelin, one of the key figures in the israeli Modern Creative and Free/Avant-Garde Jazz...

Slava Ganelin - piano, synthesizer, percussion, Klaus Kugel- drums, percussion, Petras Vysniauskas - soprano saxophone. "First release of this Ganelin international trio called by Ganelin himself as "Trio Priority". Recorded live in Germany in 1999 and...

Absolutely one of my favorite of the original 'punk era' bands, the Gang Of Four released two great albums and a couple of singles before completely killing themselves trying to break themselves in the USA. The GoF mixed tight, herky-jerky rhythms with an explosive guitarist who did the noisy, 'shards of brittle strings' thing better than anyone (even better than Keith Levine), and on top of it all was Jon King's politically charged singing.

"The three compositions on Lost Style are indicative of the extraordinary compositional voice of Ge Gan-ru, China's first avant-garde composer. Born in 1954, Ge's life journey follows the now familiar path trodden by the generation of Chinese artists...

"Amsterdam based Slovenian pianist and composer Miha Gantar has a very personal and very wide music vision, and the simultaneous release of several of its aspects seems logic, from the point of view of the artist but also of the listener, who is capable, this way, to achieve a complete experience of that sound world of a new, fresh, surprising and much welcomed player in the international creative music game. Each configuration (solo: “Origins of the Pure”; duo: “Songs and Serenades”; trio...