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Released at the same time as Korekyojinn's Doldrums album and featuring the same instrumentation: Yoshida Tatsuya / drums, Nasuno Mitsuru / bass, Kita Naoki / violin, Murakami Naoki / guitar, this is a very different release, having a loose, more....

Excellent, instrumentally-oriented release of rare bits & pieces from these perenially great Swedes. These guys are sure to blow everyone away at Nearfest 2002!

I.B. are a Swedish progressive mainstay, but with their two most recent albums they have been moving towards a thoroughly orchestrated work that combines elements of many styles of progressive, symphonic & avant rock. They use tuned percussion, guitars...

Excellent, instrumentally-oriented 1984 release by these perenially great Swedes. This was their first release. They have a very orchestrated sound that they get out of keyboards, guitar, bass, mallet percussion & drums. Maybe one of their most...

Isildurs Bane are a Swedish progressive mainstay of the past 35-40 years who have released a long series of albums moving from solidly progressive rock, towards a more thoroughly orchestrated sound that combines elements of many styles of progressive, symphonic & avant rock and finally more into the field of 'instant composition', which is where they left off quite some time ago.
For their first new one in some time, they have moved much more back to a 'progressive rock' sound, but they are still at...

Long anticipated 3rd volume in this series, this is an adventurous release which combines the electric work of Isildurs Bane (electric guitar, synthesizers/keyboards and drums) with the acoustic improvised leanings of the Italian band the Metamorfosi T...

"Islaja is Merja Kokkonen, a visual artist and musician from Helsinki, Finland. She's been releasing records on Finnish label Fonal since 2004. The first one, Meritie, introduced her lovely sense of musical wonder to the world and garnered excited...

Nice, unassuming, instrumental, psychedelic space-rock and beyond release by this two guitarists (+ loops/samples/ electronics/etc.) and bass and drums. "Isn't is the name of the band. The quartet was born when Pino Dieni and Luca Formentini met, both ...

Isolation remains today as one of the most unknown folk-psych groups from the UK. This album was released in micro-quantity back in 1973, and the original is one of the most expensive items of the genre... but not only this, it's also an excellent albu...

The 3rd & final album by this UK fusion outfit, led by guitarist Gary Boyle. This also features Zoe Kronberger & Frank Roberts- keyboards, Dan Brown-bass & Nigel Morris-drums. Hugh Hopper was no longer in the band, but one of his leftover tunes & perfo...

“We played a lot of gigs with Isotope, touring all the time in the UK and Europe and once in the States. The band had good sponsorship and backing, and jazz-rock was almost desirable for a few months in 1974-75! We were playing at least four or five times a week, all the time. Isotope certainly was good for me from the point of view of doing a lot of music. Since we were gigging so much, I was probably playing with more technical facility than when I was in Soft Machine.” – Hugh Hopper

Isotope were one of the earlist of the 'second wave' British jazz/rock groups of the 1970. Isotope was formed by guitarist Gary Boyle in 1972. After a bit of a slow start, the band signed with a major U.K. management company who got the band signed to...

"Chicago's Isotope 217 sounds like a designation on the periodic table of the elements, but it's actually an art-groove collective that features members of Tortoise, Chicago Underground Trio (and the similarly named Chicago Underground Duo), and others. Guitarist Jeff Parker and cornetist Rob Mazurek provide melodic through lines to the material, giving the listener a foothold. When drummers Dan Bitney and John Herndon take the lead, the music becomes a spare, dubby dance workout. When all five get on...

Koby Israelit is a young Israeli musician living in London who enjoys smashing genres together and grinding them into dust. Koby has absorbed an astounding array of musics, and blends them together here in dynamic and colorful musical world all his own...

"The fourth Tzadik release by this ever-creative Israeli musician features more powerful originals of mixup and mayhem. A student of jazz, classical, punk, heavy metal, gypsy, Balkan, reggae and more, Koby effortlessly blends it all into a unique and...

Another exhilarating CD of stop on a dime genre-smashing courtesy of Koby Israelite, who jumps from Death Metal and Jazz to Klezmer, Balkan and Gypsy music like a chameleon on acid. This is music of great imagination, filled with humor, virtuosic techn...

"Born in Tel Aviv, multi-instrumentalist Koby Israelite has been playing music since the age of nine. Conservatorytrained on piano and keyboards, he was drawn to punk and heavy metal as a teenager, switched to drums and then got turned on to Jazz, Worl...

Marco Cappelli electric guitar
Luca Lo Bianco bass guitar
Francesco Cusa drums
Marco is one of the great guitarists who I was able to meet and work with when we released Adam Rudolph's Go: Organic Guitar Orchestra and it's a pleasure to see he released the second of unique take on the meeting of avant music and surf sounds!

"Take one Italian guitarist active in the Downtown Improvisation and New Music scene – combine with youthful influences of movie music and Spaghetti Westerns..

This is a very famous rarity. It is a little bit overhyped, but it's still a really good album for the most part, and this version is by far the best sounding and best presented available. "1972 UK private pressing megararity from the same band that ma...

This is the first release of the original 1961 recordings written for a a NYC production of Alfred Jarry's work. Ito's works, only recently being redisovered, are ALWAYS a very personal mixure ofpost-modernism/cross-culturalism. A large range of instru...

"Focusing on his remarkable relationship with the legendary cinematic poet Maya Deren, Tzadik’s third Teiji Ito release highlights his versatile and evocative music for films. Included are two major Deren scores and recently discovered music for a rare...

"The second in a series of releases by the legendary downtown pioneer Teiji Ito presents his postmodern masterpiece Tenno, blending Japanese, African, Carribean and Western musical instruments with sound effects, voice and electronics to create...

"Now hailed as one of the downtown scene’s founding fathers, Teiji Ito blended world music, avant-garde classical and improvisation as early as 1952. This fourth volume of music out of the Ito archives features the original recordings of two of his...

"The fifth CD in Tzadik’s initiative to make available the music of Teiji Ito presents his undisputed masterpiece Watermill. Created in 1971 for the controversial ballet by Jerome Robbins and named for the town on Long Island where Robbins had a...

By the time of their second album Ezekiel, the lineup of this Basque band had grown from five members to seven, now including saxes, mandolin, electric piano and even violin when required. The sound had changed from a rock base to one utilizing more fo...

While the Basque country is politically part of Spain, Itoiz gives plenty of reason to count it as a separate entity. There is an influence in this music that is definitely indigenous to this small area in Northern Spain, which makes Itoiz all the more...

George Castanza would be proud.

"This I is the fourth recording from itsnotyouitsme, the duo of the two prolific and highly regarded New York musicians guitarist Grey Mcmurray and violinist/composer Caleb Burhans. In the midst of successful solo careers, Burhans and Mcmurray began...

"The cohesive group's ethos is at once reflective and kinetic...this is exciting and eminently listenable stuff, intuitive in bearing and dynamic in execution. An essential for adventurous listeners, [it] could also serve as an ideal introduction to Iyer'

"With this project, Iyer and Ladd have inspired each other to reach far beyond what either has done previously. Taken together, their influences cover the entire spectrum of modern music, and it shows. The mesmerizing sonic miniatures range from the omino

"Pi Recordings is proud to re-issue Grammy Award-nominated pianist Vijay Iyer’s Panoptic Modes. Originally released on the Red Giant label in 2001, this was his third CD as a leader and the one that first launched him to prominence, with rave reviews...

"Holding It Down: The Veterans’ Dreams Project is the result of a three-year collaboration between Grammy® nominee Vijay Iyer and poet/librettist Mike Ladd, with veterans of color from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is also the culmination of a...

"Vijay Iyer and Mike Ladd join forces once again for Still Life with Commentator, something of a follow-up to In What Language? Both these projects are decidedly different than Iyer's albums as sole leader, in that Ladd's poetry is up front and the...