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In the early 1980's, Ptose emerged from Niort, France. They were a trio who released a couple of albums, earning some comparisons to The Residents, and then they dissapeared from view. I own one of their albums, Ignobles Limaces, with the wonderful Mar...

Very interesting Norwegian album that I am still wrapping my head around, but I think it may go from 'interesting' to 'excellent' by the time I am done absorbing it. I was turned onto the group by their flautist, Ketil Einarsen, who often is able to...

"The experimental guitar-driven musician collective, iH8 Camera (='i hate camera') from Antwerp, Belgium was formed by 2004, around the nucleus of the Love Substitutes. iH8 Camera performs rarely but frequently live and in changing line-ups and Trip In...

Wolf Dieter Strunz (organ, piano), Jochen Petersen (guitars, alto/tenor saxes, flute, clarinet, vocals), Manfred Schulz (guitar, vocals), Wolfgang Kracht (bass, vocals), Lorenz Köhler (vocals), Bernd Schröder (drums, percussion).

One and done German underground rock band from early 1971, with some jazz/rock band overtones & wonderful electric saxes that will make you smile if you love David Jackson in early VDGG, especially when the Hammond organ kicks in!

It was originally released on...

Kari Ikonen-piano, Moog, Rhodes piano
Ra-Kalam Bob Moses-drums
Mathias Eck-trumpet
Louis Sclavis-clarinet, bass clarinet
"For IKONOSTASIS, Finnish jazz sensation Kari Ikonen has invited his favourite musicians to play compositions that are both experimental and yet strikingly beautiful. The first studio album of this deeply personal project compiles ten of these tracks into an innovative and beguiling work - managing to sound both strangely familiar and yet like nothing you've ever heard

Lemme tell you something; no one is more excited about a new album by this group than me. A couple of years ago, I saw this group who I was completely unfamiliar with); the Finnish group Karikko, led by pianist Kari Ikonen. This new one straddles a bit...

I was bewildered after listening. Ilaiyarajja belongs to the 21st century, if not beyond.-Zubin Mehta. Well, to me, this just sounds like typical Indian 'filmi' music and nothing more. But I seem to be in the minority here. "The name Raaja is not yet a...

"The new album "Everything I Love" pays homage to some of the composers that have influenced Nikki's playing and created her own unique style. They include guitarist John Abercrombie, songwriters George and Ira Gershwin and Cole Porter. But it...

This is packaged in a beautiful *thick* mini-lp sleeve and is a limited edition of only 300 copies!

"Dieu has smiled upon us, for a previously shelved early album (1975) by Ilitch finally has its jour in the soleil. Thierry Müller's strange...


Ill Wicker are a Swedish band combining new weird Sweden with acid folk and beyond. Think Comus. Think Incredible String Band. Think Espers. Think Alec K. Redfearn and The Eyesores.
Kinda beautiful and kinda creepy at the same time!

"...this remarkable six piece from Gothenburg burn with such fire and intensity that it's almost as if they stumbled upon their own dark forest magic in a hermetically sealed universe parallel to that in which Comus and The Incredible String Band once existed...

"Illàchime Quartet is an instrumental ensemble based in Naples (Italy) that joins electronics and acoustic instruments. It gathers sounds and noises from the surroundings as well as scattered fragments of acoustic memories, which form the texture for...

Mary Halvorson (guitar)
Tomas Fujiwara (drums)
Benoit Delbecq (piano, piano prepare)
Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet, flugelhorn)

This is 3/8ths of the great Living By Lanterns + Benoit! "Experimental and accessible music, a name revolutionary and royal. Four individuals, one ensemble!"

"The Japanese jazz scene is finally getting the attention it deserves. Long written off as just a scene filled with copycats of American and European artists, jazz fans around the world are now discovering that there was some amazing music being...

This is a rare as hell, Japanese-only release, originally released in 1975 on the audiophile Three Blind Mice label.

This features piano and electric keyboards, guitar (by Kazumi Watanabe), bass, drums, and percussion. There are four tracks...

Joe McPhee pocket trumpet & tenor saxophone
Pascal Niggenkemper double bass
Ståle Liavik Solberg drums and percussion

"A living legend of the open-form kind of jazz he plays since the Sixties, Joe McPhee is one of the most requested players of several musical fronts besides jazz, from Pauline Oliveros’ “deep listening” approach to new music to the free rock coalition formed by The Thing and Cato Salsa Experience (he played the music of Led Zeppelin with them), going through a...


Zanzibar is an island with an extremely varied musical culture; African, Arabic, Oriental, European. This six piece ensemble offer some idea of the astonishing richness of their musical heritage. The CD includes a 10 minute video for your MAC or PC com...

Personel: Alípio C. Neto (ts), Els Vandeweyer (vib), Jean-Marc Charmier (t), João Hasselberg (b), Rui Gonçalves (d)

"If you still think jazz is an American music, think again. This is jazz indeed, and none of the artists involved was born on the...

"The Implicate Order “At Seixal” is the recording of a memorable concert in Auditório do Forum Cultural do Seixal, home of one of the most important Jazz Festivals in Portugal. It is also a landmark in the collaboration between Portuguese and American...

"This transatlantic jazz supergroup featuring Steve Swallow, Steve Rodby, Adam Nussbaum, Mike Walker and Gwilym Simcock returns with a highly anticipated second album of honest, joyful and humorous improvised music. Expect strong melodies and thrilling gr

"Let’s Get Deluxe, the third album on Basho Records from transatlantic contemporary jazz supergroup The Impossible Gentlemen, captures a substantial but organic evolution in the group’s sound. Co-leaders Mike Walker and Gwilym Simcock consciously moved to broaden the instrumental palette at the earliest stages of the writing process, using melodies and counter melodies to create an intricate narrative.

By the time the group came to recording, the music had already been thoroughly road-tested on...

"Imagine guitarist Pat Metheny's trio masterpiece, Day Trip (Nonesuch, 2007), add a pianist of commensurate genius, and you are banging on the disc's front door. It is that good."—Chris May, All About Jazz...

"Impulsive Machinations is comprised of Thollem Electric on distorted Fender Rhodes, and kinetic drummer Sara Lund, the duo's sound is monolithic, rollicking and forceful- the sum of Thollem's coiling, fluid lines and Sara's thunderous backbeats made...

"In Gowan Ring is one of those bands that I first read about a long time ago in the Soleilmoon catalog. That was back during my "World Serpent" phase, when I was first getting to know the works of David Tibet, Douglas P, Steven Stapleton, et al. Now....

"In Lingua Mortua's sophomore effort, Salon des Refusés, has been a long time coming. So it's no wonder it's a perfectionist's dream of a metal album. Featuring the absolute cream of the crop of musicians hand-picked both from the metal, prog and avant...

Valentin Ceccaldi-cello
Theo Ceccaldi-violin
Sylvain Darrifourcq-drums, percussion, zither
This very unique trio were the surprise killers of Rock In Opposition 2017. Is it avant-progressive rock? modern classical? jazz? Yes. I suppose it is. It's also really good and surprising!

"French drummer-percussionist Sylvain Darrifourcq describes Axel Erotic, his trio In Love With's debut album, as "the curves of the desire imprisoned somewhere, in a space with an implacably rectilin

"This is the second full-length release from In The Country, a Norwegian-based piano trio led by pianist Morten Qvenild (Susanna and the Magical Orchestra, Shining, Damp), along with bass player Roger Arntzen and drummer Pål Hulsken. Since their debut...

"Ambitious, epic and grand in scale, In The Country's previous album Whiteout was an artistic triumph. Always a very powerful and exciting live act, it was only natural that a concert album should come at this stage of their career, after three studio...

"Ambitious, epic and grand in scale, the third album by Norway's piano trio In The Country could very well be their magnum opus. Most of the music was performed and written as a thank you, as is the tradition, after leader Morten Qvenild (Susanna and...

The 3rd album by this ethnic/spacemusic/psychedelic band, who have ties to Ensemble Nimbus. Some nice vocal harmonies (well sung in English) on this in addition to the psychedelic world blend. 'Middle-east flavoured psychedelia' may be the label for th...

Freaks? check! Creative? check! Influencial? check! Utterly uncommercial, even in their most popular heyday? check! The one 60's band who is probably the single largest influence on the new folk or "new weird America" scene? check and double check! Thi...

Freaks? check! Creative? check! Influencial? check! Utterly uncommercial, even in their most popular heyday? check! The one 60's band who is probably the single largest influence on the new folk or "new weird America" scene? check and double check! Thi...

Freaks? check! Creative? check! Influencial? check! Utterly uncommercial, even in their most popular heyday? check! The one 60's band who is probably the single largest influence on the new folk or "new weird America" scene? check and double check! [BGO]

"Followers and fans of the Incredible String Band will surely already know of the legendary concert that took place in the Fillmore West, New York on 5th June 1968. The duo was riding a high wave of creativity and popularity at the time, and many still speak in reverend whispers of the concert that appears on this CD as being one of their very finest. I first came across a heavily-circulated cassette of the recorded concert at a Fan Convention in Hebden Bridge, UK, many years ago. A copied copy of a...

Here are the five albums that launched a hundred US freak folk bands: The Incredible String Band, The 5000 Spirits Or The Layers Of The Onion, The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter, Wee Tam and The Big Huge.

"Experimental, psychedelic folk travelers who did more than any other act to give the United Kingdom its own distinctive hippie identity in the 1960s.
In 1967, Joe Boyd had signed the Incredible String Band, who were then down to Robin Williamson, Mike Heron, and Licorice McKechnie, to Elektra. The 5000 Spirits or Layers of the Onion had been crafted in a cottage in Glasgow, but Boyd wanted a proper recording studio to get it on tape. He chose engineer John Wood's Chelsea studio for the sessions...

"The second album by The Incredible String Band, The 5000 Spirits Or The Layers Of The Onion was first released in July 1967. With Clive Palmer having left for India, Mike Heron and Robin Williamson were accompanied by Danny Thompson on double bass and Li

Freaks? check! Creative? check! Influencial? check! Utterly uncommercial, even in their most popular heyday? check! The one 60's band who is probably the single largest influence on the new folk or "new weird America" scene? check and double check!...

"These 14 demos were recorded in early 1967 shortly before the making of the ISB's second album, The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion (though the liner notes speculate that "God Dog" might date from later than the other tracks). Only six of...

Freaks? check! Creative? check! Influencial? check! The one 60's band who is probably the single largest influence on the new folk or "new weird America" scene? check and double check! "Disc one, The Chelsea Sessions, 1967, is a collection of recently ...

"The Incredible String Band's The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter, arguably their finest studio work, reached the top 5 on the UK album charts soon after its release in March 1968, and was nominated for a Grammy in the U.S. Robert Plant has said that Led...

"The Incredible String Band was founded in Edinburgh in 1965 when Clive Palmer, Robin Williamson and Mike Heron began a journey which would connect traditional folk music, ragtime and the emerging counterculture/psychedelic scene. Their recordings paved..

Freaks? check! Creative? check! Influencial? check! Utterly uncommercial, even in their most popular heyday? check! The one 60's band who is probably the single largest influence on the new folk or "new weird America" scene? check and double check!...

Bassist Peter Ind is one of the very last living links to the Lennie Tristano school in the 50s (the others are Ted Brown and Lee Konitz).
This is 8 albums that feature his work, the majority of which are at least somewhat "Tristano influenced".
This includes the albums:
Peter Ind-Looking Out, Lee Konitz-Konitz, Paul Bley Trio, Jutti Hipp At The Hickory House Vol 1, Jutti Hipp At The Hickory House Vol 2, Lee Konitz-The Real Lee Konitz, Lee Konitz-Lee Konitz In Hi Fi, Buddy Rich-In Miami...

"In the mid 1960s, Detroit Michigan was a thriving industrial city. It was at the edge of a cliff, however. The great ethnic diversity in the inner city was a brewing powder keg of civil unrest. This, coupled with a disillusioned population struggling...

"Legendary UK psych outfit Infinity formed in 1969 from the ashes of “Chocolate Soup” psych faves the Flies and Cymbaline. The mission: to develop a heavy psychedelic/pop sound, and express it through complex original songs. Thanks to some funky Hammond o


Debut by a very good, very young, Rome-based Italian band performing Rock Progressivo Italiano. Their stated goals were to use vintage sounds and to immerse themselves in the style and aura of the original greats of the 1970s.

Tons of analog...