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"Not all great composers are dead. Some of them even appear in public as rock musicians. Tim Hodgkinson is such a composer."-Michael Bloom/Boston Rock.

An intense fusion of contemporary classical music & rock energy. It is a unique form of electronic-but-acoustic music which has the excitement & spontaneity of improvisation, tempered by the rigor of structured composition.

“Timothy "Tim" George Hodgkinson is an English experimental music composer and performer, principally on reeds, lap..

''Not all great composers are dead. Some of them even appear in public as rock musicians. Tim Hodgkinson is such a composer.''-Michael Bloom/Boston Rock.

An intense fusion of contemporary classical music & rock energy. It is a unique form of...

“Three long and recent compositions: Under the Void, scored for flute, oboe, clarinet, trumpet, horn, trombone, 2 violins, 2 violas, cello, bass, piano and percussion, here virtually realised; Then, for virtual strings, brass, woodwinds, accordion and piano -combined with real Siberian frame drums, gongs, viola, electronics, bowed cymbals, lap steel guitar and Yamaha DX21 keyboard assembled by ear in the studio, not from a score, and Ortemchei, scored and assembled from parts of a live performance by...

“Hoelderlin were one of the leading representatives of "Krautrock", this independent rock music, primarily of West German bands, at the end of the '60s, beginning of the '70s. Hoelderlin began their career in 1972 with the release of their album "Hölderlins Traum" on the Pilz label of the journalist and "Krautrock" pioneer Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser. The Wuppertal musicians mixed folk with progressive rock and psychedelic elements and used classical instruments such as viola, cello and flute. The group's...

“Voices From the Empty Moor seeks to honor the mystery and beauty of Anne Briggs’ music while maintaining its own unique perspective, foregrounding powerful emotion and, hopefully, magical transformation.
Bassist, composer and arranger devin hoff has been intensively studying the music of Anne Briggs for over a decade. Briggs was a leading light of the 1960’s English folk scene, a gifted songwriter and improvisor, as well as an amateur musicologist who revived traditional English, Scottish, and Irish..

Nice to see this rarity available; I've had a vinyl copy of this since the mid 80's, but that edition was sold out a billion years ago and it has never appeared again until now!

"1977 avant/folk progressive masterpiece from minimalist composer...


"Robin Holcomb is a rare talent, with a foot in the pop world of singer/songwriter through several acclaimed releases on major labels, and roots in the downtown avant-garde that reach back to the first generation of Studio Henry mavericks. For her firs...

"Really enjoyed the CD - well produced, lovely musicianship and vocals. Wishing you luck with this album."-Steve Hackett

"A captivating journey through the mystical and historical, ‘Capture Light’ was over two years in the making and is an accessible, melodic tour-de-force that reveals more of its hidden depths with each listen, the content of each of the impressive eight tracks being very much song-driven.
Holden says, “I am very proud of how it has turned out. I am now excited to see what...

Circles in Time features contributions from an array of Prog luminaries;
Mark Atkinson, Peter Jones, Sally Minnear, Jean Pageau and That Joe Payne - vocals
Nick D’Virgilio, Henry Rogers - drums
Robin Armstrong – bass
Vikram Shankar - keyboards
Zaid Crowe, Oliver Day, Eric Potapenko – guitar
Frank Van Essen - violin

Holden says, “This album came together over the last 8 months. Because of the lockdown situation I found myself with unexpected free time

“2018’s Capture Light was English musician/ songwriter, John Holden’s debut release and, two years later, it has been great to listen to the follow up, ‘Rise and Fall’, a combination of John’s music with lyrics by his wife Elizabeth and himself. In a similar manner to, say, Big Big Train, each track is based on a historic event and the accompanying booklet not only has an individual image for each track, but the “background story/ myth”, is the listener can immerse themselves in the narrative and the...

“Frankfurt '86 is the third in a continuing series of classic Allan Holdsworth live performances. In this performance at the 1986 Deutsches Jazz Festival in Frankfurt, Germany, Allan Holdsworth is accompanied by Gary Husband on drums, Jimmy Johnson on bass and Kei Akagi on keyboards.
Gary Husband also contributed some very personal liner notes to the package. The performance of Frankfurt '86 was beautifully recorded and filmed and was originally broadcast on German Television.
The sound....

The sixth in this excellent series of CD/DVD live Holdsworth packages.

“Live in 2014 at the Jarasum International Jazz Festival in South Korea, accompanied by Jimmy Haslip on bass and Gary Husband on drums.
Beautifully filmed and recorded in HD quality.
Includes a bonus DVD feature of an interview with Jimmy Haslip.”

“This is the fourth release in the continuing series of classic Allan Holdsworth live performances. In this performance from the Leverkusen Jazztage Festival in Leverkusen, Germany, Allan Holdsworth is accompanied by Chad Wackerman on drums and Dave Carpenter on bass.
Chad Wackerman not only wrote some very personal liner notes on the package, but also did an interview that is a DVD extra. Leverkusen '97 was beautifully recorded and filmed and was originally broadcast on German television....

Allan Holdsworth-guitar
Ernest Tibbs-bass
Chad Wackerman-drums

“The performance of Leverkusen 2010 was beautifully recorded and filmed in and was originally broadast on German television. The sound quality of the audio and the picture quality of the video are both amazing and were transferred from the original tapes.”

ALLAN HOLDSWORTH: guitars, synthaxe
GORDON BECK: keyboards
GARY WILLIS: bass
KIRK COVINGTON: drums

"Allan's ninth album is a collection of interpretations of jazz standards by John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Django Reinhardt, and Joe...

Allan's 1976 first solo, which was recorded around the time he was in the USA as a member of the Tony Williams Lifetime.
This is a hard album to find because Allan absolutely hated it and did everything he could to stop it from being available, claiming that these were merely rehearsals and should not have been issued.
Based on my knowledge about his control-freak-ism and his general unhappiness about basically everything he recorded, my guess is that his claims do not represent 100% fact...

This is the first posthumous release of Allan’s from the archive. It is completely authorized by the Holdsworth Family estate. The first thousand copies have a DVD of the concert, which will not be reprinted! So, grab one of these babies NOW if you want the DVD!

“Live In Japan 1984 is the final live set by Allan Holdsworth's I.O.U band, featuring live versions of material from his first three solo albums; I.O.U., the Grammy nominated Road Games and Metal Fatigue.“

There are millions of Billie Holliday comps out there, but this one is priced RIGHT and every one of them features Lester Young. So it is a great place to start.

"A Musical Romance gathers some of the most romantic songs Billie Holiday recorded with Lester Young, including "The Man I Love," "Time on My Hands (You in My Arms)," "I Must Have That Man," and "Who Wants Love?" Essentially a collection of some of the love songs featured on the excellent Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday on...

"This is the best new (not classic) instrumental jazz recording I've purchased in 20 years. It came out a decade ago so, nothing better ten years before it or after. And it holds up perfectly after a decade. It's hard-edged jazz, maybe acid-jazz, I...

Dave Holland: double bass
Kenny Wheeler: trumpet, pocket trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn
Steve Coleman: alto and soprano saxophones, flute
Julian Priester: trombone
Marvin “Smitty” Smith: drums, percussion

“As well as being a mighty bassist, Dave Holland has long been a wise band leader, filling his groups with players of differing background and experience and drawing on their collected knowledge and energies. Holland recognised the individuality of Steve Coleman’s skills as solois

“The phenomenal strength of Dave Holland’s bass pushes Steve Coleman and Jack DeJohnette into their most powerful work to date,” opined the Sydney Morning Herald. “The subtlety of Coleman’s inflections, the poise and complexity of his lines, are at the service of a very deep musical feeling. He is the best altoist to have emerged in a long time.”

Dave Holland-bass
Evan Parker-sax
Ches Smith-drums, percussion
Craig Taborn-piano, electronics

Is this the first recording of Dave and Evan since Karyobin? Might be!

"In addition to quartet improvisations, they also broke off into every possible subset of duo and trio configurations. The group also recorded two compositions by Smith and one by Holland. A resulting 23 tracks present a series of deep, multi-layered conversations between the musicians, some of whom were...

John Hollenbeck is one of the great up 'n' coming composers in jazz/new music today. His work as a composer for his large ensemble as well as for the great Claudia Quintet has won him great acclaim from the public and the critics (he scored the #1 slot..

Great big-band disc by John - best know to these readers as the leader of the great Claudia Quintet. Includes a couple of really great big-band re-workings of Claudia pieces! "Because of their sheer physical bulk and lethal defensive firepower, big ban...

John is, of course, known to all of us as the leader of the incredibly wonderful Claudia Quintet. This includes a number of different aspects of his work but most importantly for fans of Claudia, it includes two great tracks by Claudia (total of 16')...

John is one of the great composers of the present day, whether it's for smaller ensembles, such as his amazing Claudia Quintet, or for one of his large ensemble projects.
This is the latest from his big band and it's another fabulous release of unexpected melodies which are highlighted by brilliant tonal colors from the arrangements, which are also by John. Hugely recommended...

Really happy to be able to offer this spare, lovely masterpiece again! Mark was the leader of the new wave band Talk Talk, and gradually, as the years went by, their albums got more and more fragile, acoustic and arty, pleasing the critics while bumming out the suits, as the big sales dried up. Seven years after the band broke up, he released this, his only solo work in 1998. Nicely orchestrated around piano/harmonium, clarinets, harmonica, trumpet, flute, English horn, guitar, bassoon, bass and drums...

"With Floury Hand (Sketches) is exhilarating listening (and viewing), and in a world now without Lars, poignant and bittersweet." – Dave Lynch/All Music Guide...

"The music on Viandra was recorded and mixed between 2001 and 2007, amidst all the other projects that sent Hollmer packing up his accordion and rushing to the airport for the next flight out of Stockholm. The music itself is as...strangely -- sometimes as magically -- wonderful as anything Hollmer has recorded in his solo career. Lars dominates on keyboards and accordion...while the strings and Berckmans' double reeds are secondarily the most dominant voices...more striking is the mood that he brings...

This has Lars' engaging compositions with his great Looping Home Orchestra, & includes guest shots by Jean Derome & Fred Frith. Fabulous & fun! IMO, this is one of Lars' great ones! If you are going to own just one Lars Hollmer album, this is certainly one to consider (but if you get it, don't be surprised if you want more!) Hugely recommended!

LONG LONG LONG out of print, we found 9 copies hiding in the shelves. Nothing other than the two Cuneiform titles is in print by Lars now, so don’t delay...

Lars I think we all know from his over 30 years of great work solo, with Samla/Zamla/Von Zamla, while Yuriko is a Japanese violinist who participates in Lars' Global Home Project group.
Issued only in Japan in a limited edition of 500 copies, this has duos for keyboards/accordion and violin. Almost 30' long and chock-full of melodies

Very excellent keyboard trio retro-prog from Sweden. Listen my children and you will hear the work of
Cristobal Nemo : B3 and L100 Hammond Organs, Wurlitzer Piano, Grand Piano, Mellotron, Modular Synthesizer, Ribbon Synthesizer, Spinet, Vibraphone, Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Percussion & Vocals
Don Pharoah : Bass Guitar & Vocals
Rod Handel : Drums, Tambourine
This is psychedelic infused progressive rock that channels the heritage of 1970-era Pink Floyd mixed with the Hammond work of.

Last chance to pick this up, as Fallout have gone bust. Last copies and available at a bargain price!

"Bit-part actor Rex Holman is perhaps better known to Star Trek and Monkees fans than music enthusiasts, but connoisseurs of acid folk have...


"U.S. folk-rock singer/songwriter Jake Holmes' second album, originally released in 1968 on the Tower label. Phoenix Records' reissue of Holmes' first album, "The Above Ground Sound..." generated an amazing level of interest. A Letter To Katherine...


"They've done it again. The Will Holshouser Trio's new album "Singing to a Bee" takes its title from the novel "Lovesong for the Giant Contessa" by Steven Tye Culbert. Considering the new language and narration techniques used by the Texan writer and...

Ron Horton, trumpet / Bernardo Sassetti, piano / Will Holshouser, accordion / David Phillips, bass.

"For those who think jazz is not a church or a credo demanding preservation and controlled entries, it's a factor of curiosity the encounter...

David Phillips, bass/Ron Horton, trumpet/Will Holshouser, accordion.

"The songwriter Arto Lindsay once said that it was pretensious to cite one's influences, that to suggest a line of descent was wishful thinking. With that in mind, I ask you...


Mark Holub – drums
Clemens Sainitzer – cello
Irene Kepl – violin
Susanna Gartmayer – bass clarinet
Jakob Gnigler – tenor sax

“Anthropods is the new band from American drummer and composer, Mark Holub. Holub, known mainly as bandleader of the acclaimed and Mercury Prize nominated Led Bib has with ‘Anthropods’ created his first project as a leader since starting Led Bib in 2003. While some of Holub’s trademark Led Bib style is evident here, the album is full of contrasts...

So, while this album is hugely different from being an album by Guapo, it contains all of the current members of Guapo (David Smith, Kavis Torabi, Emmett Elvin & Sam Warren and was worked on by Guapo’s long-time engineer/mixer Antti Uulsmaki. Jes’ saying!

“The debut album by The Holy Family has arrived to bewitch and delight. The scope of ‘The Holy Family’ is bound- less. It’s an intrepid voyage through sound-worlds, as This Heat-esque polyrhythms, spidery zeuhl, oceanic kosmische, blissful...

"The Rounders first electric outing from '67, and the only one to feature their most cosmos-expanding lineup (including playwright Sam Shephard). This is the sound of speed-shooting hillbillies discovering the secrets of life in the sewers below...

A very early recording by the band featuring the duo of Peter Stampfel (banjo, fiddle, violin, arranger, vocals, electric fiddle) and Steve Weber (guitar, arranger, vocals).

"A rousing live album from the Rounders featuring songs spanning...

"With Holy Sons' newest full-length Criminal's Return, Emil Amos dabbles in the 'revenge fantasy' genre, going toe to toe with Roger Waters in the race to become the most bitter songwriter in the world. If Spacemen 3 coined 'the sound of confusion...

"Brand new full length from Grails/Om member Emil Amos. While burying himself in old books on Cold War espionage and '70s Italian horror soundtracks, Emil Amos logged many hours into the night layering endless tracks of improv and then editing them into..


The first two albums by this UK band who fell somewhere between progressive rock and classic rock.

"Much underrated British progressive rock band from the early seventies who produced a total of three albums of well-written songs with elegant...

The Home Service that went into Raezor Studios in Wandsworth in December 1985 to make their third LP was a band with a pedigree second to none in its field of English music. That third LP was Alright Jack and it found the band on a creative streak. At ...