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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 album! 12-string guitar, electric guitar, violin, flute, piano, bass and great vocals... reminiscent of UK folk-psych legends Ithaca.

“Official reissue of one of England’s rarest privately pressed progressive LPs, Isolation is barely known and generally misunderstood.
It’s a concept lp tackling the sense of loneliness and loss..

"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..

Itiberê Zwarg is an award-winning Brazilian bassist and the longest-serving member of Hermeto Pascoal’s ground-breaking ensemble ‘O Grupo’. Since their first meeting in 1977, the two have been closely collaborating to create a unique musical language: a genre-defying polyharmonic, polyrhythmic music, now widely studied by musicians and musicologists alike, known as ‘Universal Music’.
This was recorded by Itiberé and his son and a 25 piece orchestra of Japanese players who studied with Itiberé and...

"Itiberê Zwarg Orquestra Família make universal music. This family has fallen from the sky. Their music is excellent, a treasure chest full of harmonic, rhythmic and melodic jewels. The name Itiberê Zwarg Orquestra Família exists because they are a family, united by music and the father they share in Itiberê. His children of sound play better than adults. This was exactly the time for a sound like this to appear. I, Hermeto Pascoal, do not mess around, music is my religion. That's why I say this....

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...

SRDJAN IVANOVIC (Bosnia & Herzegovina, France) - drums, keyboards, compositions, arrangements
ANDREAS POLYZOGOPOULOS (Greece) - trumpet
FEDERICO CASAGRANDE (Italy) - guitar
MIHAIL IVANOV (Bulgaria- upright bass
special guest: MAGIC MALIK (France) - flute

“Never has a five-member quartet sounded better! ... or bigger ... or more profoundly, organically, articulate. Joined by special guest, maestro flutist, Magic Malik, Srdjan Ivanovic's renowned Blazin' Quartet -- featuring

"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...

"Ampersand does not disappoint. In addition to seven new songs, we also get several live tracks that display the flawless playing and amazing talent of the band. The songs have great variety to them. My personal favorite is Confusion, with it's fantastic harmonies. The Bar Song is really growing on me, with a melody I can't get out of my head."-Alan P. Spoll

Crush of Night, serves as Part 2 of a 3-part series of thematic albums that began with The Darkened Room (TDR) in 2009. Featuring a guest appearance by Gary Green of Gentle Giant on Words and Miracles (Electric guitar, Guitar solos and backing vocals) and The Crush of Night (guitar solo), IZZ brings their characteristic sense of melody to the fore on this album, while at the same time fusing high reaching emotion with the driving impact that IZZ fans have come to identify with the band.
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"As the successor to I Move, My River Flows continues to raise the musical bar. From the explosive opening title track to the 21-minute closer, “Deafening Silence”, My River Flows is an emotionally charged listening experience. “We’re very proud of My River Flows and very excited to share our new music,” said keyboardist/vocalist/producer Tom Galgano. “We’ve put a lot of ourselves into this album and I think that really shines through.'”

"Izz really comes to maturity with this CD. Capturing a....