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IATMW was formed in the UK as a modern progressive rock band, with influences from Genesis, The Flower Kings, Big Big Train, etc. The lineup is:
Ben Hartley: drum set
John Murphy: keyboards and vocals
David Addis: guitars and vocals
Michael Whiteman: bass guitar and vocals
Ella Lloyd: flute

"The first ever album by symphonic prog rock group I Am The Manic Whale from London, UK. The songs on it are all about finding the beauty in things that are often not considered beautif

"Referencing a vast diversity of modern music's most visionary pioneers – ranging from Soft Machine, Focus and Matching Mole, to the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Miles Davis and Ornette Coleman (just to name a few) – this Jogjakarta, Indonesia band's music...

Atle Nymo – tenor sax, bass clarinet
Magnus Broo -– trumpet
Mattias Ståhl – vibes
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten – double bass
Håkon Mjåset Johansen – drums

For a number of reasons, Scandinavia is currently one of the epicenters of vivid, forward-looking jazz, often marked by a tantalizing balance of form and freedom. Over the past decade, the quintet I.P.A. has come to embody the best of this volatile sensibility, which makes sense as the..


From Singapore, I\D is an improvising rock group influenced by Krautrock and other experimental/out space-rock bands. This is their first full-length release and on it, they have taken four hours of improvisations and have carefully edited/mixed...

"Ia Clua & Jordi Batiste were two Catalan musicians who started their career in the late 60's. Batiste was member of the leading psychedelic- progressive group Maquina, one of the most legendary groups ever to come out from Barcelona. After leaving...

Key duo from the Catalan folk scene, result of the union between Ia Clua (from '2+1') and Jordi Batiste (one of the leading forces of Mquina! together with Enric Herrera), after the Jordi's return from military service. Un Gran Da, the duo's first albu...


"Formed in 2010 in St Petersburg Russia, IAmTheMorning features pianist Gleb Kolyadin and the charismatic vocals of Marjana Semkina. The band self released their debut album in 2012 before signing to Kscope and releasing 'Belighted' their debut for the label in September 2014.

As with Belighted, the engineering and mixing on Lighthouse was handled by Marcel van Limbeek (Tori Amos) and self produced by Gleb and Marjana. Lighthouse also features guest musicians Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, King...

Like Deuter, Manuel Gottsching and some others, Iasos is one of the founding fathers of new age, but his music predates that movement and much of his best work came out before that movement hit full force in the 80s.

His music uses echoing...

Susie is a fantastic drummer who first came to prominence with the David Ware Quartet (that's where I saw her play). "Born in California, raised in Texas and a New York resident since 1989, Susie Ibarra has become one of the most distinctive drummers i...

Susie is one of the most indemand & fantastic drummers of the downtown scene. This features her in a variety of contexts, both solo and with an all-star group including Leo Smith, Chris Speed, Cooper Moore, John Lindberg, etc. ''Of Filipino descent, he...

Two exciting new pieces from composer/percussionist Susie Ibarra, whose dynamic drumming has driven the bands of William Parker, David S. Ware, Pauline Oliveros, Derek Bailey and Mephista. Written for her trio, featuring pianist Craig Taborn and violin...

"The eponymous third and last album by the Genoese band, closes a short-lived but exciting artistic journey which leads some of the original New Trolls musicians, Nico Di Palo in particular, towards paths parallel to the ones of their previous group....

Mini-lp sleeve reissue of the first album, from 1974, of this hard rock influenced Italian off-shoot of New Trolls.

First-time available on CD for this instrumental progressive/jazz-rock German quintet with Kraftwerk connections, of all things. I remember seeing this in the record shops, but I must admit that this is the first time I ever got to hear it - and...


"First time on CD for this sought after British prog collectable. Although it had all the trappings of an exploitation album, The Marvel World of Icarus was created by an actual band named Icarus. The band was infatuated with the heroes of Marvel Comics..

Iceberg were the premier fusion outfit from Spain during the 1970's. They released five albums between 1975-1978, of which this 1978 release is their 5th and final. All good things come to an end, and the band went out on a high note; while I probably ...

Iceberg were the premier fusion outfit from Spain during the 1970's. They released five albums between 1975-1978, of which this 1976 release is the 2nd. Pretty stunningly good instrumental fusion with dueling work from Joaquim "Max" Sunyer (aka Max Sun...

Iceberg were the premier fusion outfit from Spain during the 1970's. They released five albums between 1975-1978, of which this 1978 release is the 4th. Pretty stunningly good instrumental fusion with dueling work from Joaquim "Max" Sunyer (aka Max Sun...

Iceberg were the premier fusion outfit from Spain during the 1970's. They released five albums between 1975-1978, of which this 1977 release is the 3rd. Pretty stunningly good instrumental fusion with dueling work from Joaquim "Max" Sunyer (aka Max...

Iceberg were the premier fusion outfit from Spain during the 1970's. They released five albums between 1975-1978, of which this 1975 release is the first, and this is the first time it's been released on CD. Unlike their others, this features a quintet...

"Engaged in an exploration between recorded electronic and live acoustic sound, the innovative 12-piece ensemble Icebreaker and renowned pedal steel guitarist BJ Cole present their "moving and sublime" performance of Brian Eno's Apollo in a definitive...

The 13 piece contemporary music ensemble Icebreaker tackle one of Philip's earliest and greatest pieces. Recorded live in excellent sound, (live is the only way to go with such a tranceful work; it just wouldn't come across with overdubbing, imo). In...

"Originally released on the Iskra label in 1975, Improvisation Sep. 1975 is a mind-bending slice of drone improv from two of Japan's post-war heavyweights; former John Cage student, Juilliard graduate, and Yoko Ono's former husband, Toshi Ichiyanagi...

Duo of drums/vocals/etc. and sax/vocals/etc. Leo is the drummer of Doctor Nerve. "Joslyn and Ciesa are flexible, mischievous musicians. . . Blood is Red is bristling with gritty urban workouts, bare-bones avant-jazz, horns squeals and even some violin ...

These are two mighty dextrous musicians. Like beatniks on speed, they create stark, jagged-edged music, tunes located at the intersection of atonal punk-funk, be-bop, and free improvisation. . . . Kind of like drinking 12 cups of coffee, but nice.-Ea...


“Julie Joslyn’s liquid mercury alto sax (and snarling violin) and Leo Ciesa’s slasher drums (and icily melodic piano) are in full noir effect on the uncompromising, smartly aware, assaultively lurid effort.”-Lucid Culture...

Some say they're descendants of the late 1970's No New York semi-wave; others scratch their heads and shrug. But Julie Joslyn and Leo Ciesa merely continue to spread their impish humor and no-holds-barred musical message throughout their new CD, entit...

"On a sunny day in June, Iconoclast wentinto the caverns of Water Music studios in Hoboken, NJ. Four days later they emerged haggard yet exhilarated with two new CDs. The Body Never Lies is the second of these daring new albums by this internationally ...

Iconoclast is a duo comprised of Julie Joslyn (alto saxophone, live electronics, violin, vocals) and Leo Ciesa (drums, percussion, keyboards, octapad, vocals). Ciesa and Joslyn have been composing and performing together for almost 20 years - since the...

Their 17 pieces last 40 minutes and each is a perfectly sculpted rock vignette with as much structural integrity as any two-minute workout could need. Their hard-edged energy is nonstop, but, refreshingly, doesn't slide into ruts; it jumps, it turns c...

"I confess I’ve been a fan of Iconoclasta since their first album, circa 1983, and I’m proud these guys are still around. Along with Cast and Banda Elástica, Iconoclasta has survived all these years because of its talent and presence participating in...

"Captured on this CD is a remarkable performance of Laborintus II, only the third recording released to the public since it was first performed in 1965. Described as a music theatre work by its pioneering composer Luciano Berio (1925-2003), the avant...

"Ideal Bread puts a new shine on music by Steve Lacy..." – The New York Times

"...(one) could use it as a primer for examining the master's catalog." – Jazz Times

This is the first album by this great repertory group, who exclusively perform the music of Steve Lacy. I use the word 'group' in its strictest sense - it has consisted of the same four commited musicians since its inception nearly 5 years ago...

"The disc functions both as an exacting yet refreshingly unfussy homage to Lacy’s work and a snapshot of four versatile, highly sympathetic improvisers in their prime." – The Wire

“They really own this music, turning each tune inside out, never paying stale homage to Lacy but celebrating the multi-faceted nature of his music." – Signal to Noise

"The Ideal Bread lays down a serious marker for the posthumous evolution of Steve Lacy’s music." – Point of Departure




"Al Margolis (electronics, tapes, etc.), Ellen Christi (vocals), Brian Charles (oboe, bass clarinet, soprano sax). Special guest appearances by Jane Scarpantoni (taped cello), and Kevin Sparke (percussion)."


"Breathing is for 2 didjeridus, cello, oboe, and tapes. R.Ism V.2PF is for tape, 2 pianos, sampled flute, and electronics. Barump Poc is for winds, organ, chorus, tapes, etc., etc., etc. The "orchestral" piece. Assisting Bwanettes on this disc are Jane...

"The rumbling continued. Matt slowly opened his eyes, then getting out of bed (hopefully remembering to put on some underwear) wandered into the common area of the loft. "What the !@#$%^&*() is that!" "Clara Nostra" Matt (his roommate and not his...

"The new 2 cd magnum opus by If, Bwana (Al Margolis) has been almost 3 years in the making. It is the first time he has composed works (usually with prerecorded sounds) specifically for another ensemble. Gilmore's Girls, Ringing (Ano)the(r) Bell, and...

"It is a nice initiative to issue a double-CD with the art of sound. We've seen this from our French friends (François Bayle, Marc Favre, Pierre Henry and others), who aren't bashful about poetic sound sensualism-and here we are with a good American...

"Consisting of 3 compositions, Tripping India is the 3rd If, Bwana release on Pogus. On this recording If, Bwana is joined by, among others, Paul Marotta (Styrenes/Electric Eels/Mirrors) on 3 Out of 4 Ain't Bad, a conceptual work for 3 different...