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Bob Bralove - keyboard
Henry Kaiser - acoustic and electric guitar, bass, and electronic percussion
Chris Muir - electric guitar and modular synthesizer

"POSITIVELY SPACE MUSIC is a 2-CD album that explores many aspects of SPACE MUSIC.
Historically speaking, many different sub-idioms and approaches to music have been nominated as SPACE MUSIC. A few of these landmarks would include: Sun Ra, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Gyorgi Ligeti, The Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, The Forbidden Planet...


"Four years. Four years since their last duo album. Henry Kaiser and Killick Hinds have each been quite prolific with their individual musical output during this interval. Filled with tons of inspiration to share, the stars aligned for them to work together again; they agreed they should not make "Nikola Tesla High School 2." (Though they both love "1.") So the Etch-A-Sketch was shaken blank, and a process developed to transport them through uncharted multiverses, somewhere out beyond The Deep Unreal...

The only release by this very obscure Finnish progressive rock band, originally released on the even more obscure M&T label, whose album was originally released in 1977. Vocals, guitar, keyboards and synths, bass and drums. You can compare this to...

A Christmas album that won't make you want to hurl. The foundation of the incredible vocal force that is Vrttin, the Kaasinen sisters lovingly present their favorite Finnish x-mas songs, arranged by JPP's Timo Alakotila, and performed with an all-star ...

Great, rare Canadian album with Kaczynski playing all the instruments and sounding like a band project throught the miracle of multitracking, that I never thought would be reissued on CD, but here it is! "Charles Kaczynski guested on the first Conventu...

Offering this release out gives me a bit of a thrill because I had the very great pleasure of seeing this dual guitar/bass/drums outfit open for Guapo at Les Tritonales last July. I didn't know anything about them at the time, but I was quite impressed...

"InsideOutMusic proudly presents “Children Of The Sounds”, the 13th studio album by KAIPA, one of Sweden’s most legendary progressive/art rock acts! Currently featuring mastermind Hans Lundin as well as members of Mats & Morgan, The Flower Kings, Karmakanic, Scar Symmetry & Ritual, the almost one hour long album offers an inventive and dynamic sonic journey uniting elements of folk, prog rock & fusion with soulful female & male vocals as well as stellar musicianship. “Children Of The Sounds” is as....

I guess you should consider this the progrock equivalent of those "original album classics" boxes. I don't know if that's good or bad. I think it just is...

"As part of its ongoing series of Original Album Collections, InsideOutMusic invite you..

This is happy, upbeat prog for happy people!

The second album by the band best known for being guitarist Roine Stolt's first professional band. Kaipa were probably the premier symphonic rock group in Sweden in the 70s.

This was originally released in 1976 by Decca and it has not been in...

The first album by the band best known for being guitarist Roine Stolt's first professional band. Kaipa were probably the premier symphonic rock group in Sweden in the 70s.

This was originally released in 1975 by Decca and it has not been in...

"The kings and queens of Scandinavian folklore are back! Thundering in on a north wind from the ancient forests and Scandinavian skies full of fire and mystery. Once lost inside ice and snowcapped mountains and forbidden islands, where you cannot...

Krazily named new progressive / psychedelic Finnish band, who knocked it out of the ballpark on their third album Ruination and while this, their second, isn't in the same league, a lot of the same attributes that made Ruination great are here as well.
This is a more straight-forwardly shoe-gaze album, but it has more complexity than most of what I know from that genre and some great tunes and mesmerizing ideas. Conditionally highly recommended, but start with Ruination first!...

One hour of acoustic, completely free, ''open'' improvisations; duets, trios, & quartets on acoustic guitars, violin, and alto saxophone.

Assembled by Henry Kaiser as his tribute to Derek Bailey - one of Henry's big influences as a player - this very nice digipack consists of about 65% unreleased material and about 35% released-but-often-rare material. It has a very amusing cover which i...

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Henry Kaiser is a great guitarist and a versatile guitarist. He can and does do a lot of things, including really crazy, out stuff. But he also has done some really lovely meditative/trance stuff, of which this is the latest. Nice as can be!...

"One of Henry Kaiser's most favorite recording and performing formats is the guitar duet. He has been fortunate to record with many heroes of his, who became his friends; as well as with friends who have become his heroes. That’s what’s being celebrated here. Kaiser has selected some unreleased tracks for this release, as well as out-of-print items from various ancient and obscure recording from his past 40 years of album recordings. Recorded 1977 - 2017." ...

In addition to his work as a 'free improviser', Henry is a great and versatile guitarist and for the last 15 years or so, he has been developing a watery, echo-y solo guitar ouevre, which is really lovely yet very rigorous (in a good way) stuff...

This is the definitive Henry Kaiser solo guitar disc! We gave Henry carte blanche to make what he felt represented his best work, & the result is this 75' disc of incredible guitarwork. Some tracks are from (long out of print) lps, many tracks are prev...

"This album consists of 22 freely improvised solos on 18 different acoustic guitars. In the past 5 years, Henry Kaiser released seven solo discs that consist of long (70-80 minute) electric guitar solos. In this latest release, he explores the short solo guitar format, with solos wherein the mind of the listener can hold the beginning, middle, and end of the musical stories in one mentation.

In the tradition of Derek Bailey’s 1975 classic album IMPROVISATION on the Italian CRAMPS label, these...

"I have a great love for the feedback tape delay system that Terry Riley developed and named in the 1960’s: The Time Lag Accumulator. It is an amazingly expressive creative tool, and just one of the myriad of wonders that exploded from The San Francisco Tape Music Center. When Robert Fripp and Brian Eno later co-opted this twin Revox tape recorder technology and approach from Riley in 1973 - Fripp dubbed it Frippertronics - that co-opting kinda spoiled this simple long delay with feedback approach to...

State of the art solo, no overdubs, guitar solos for a wide number of different electric and acoustic guitars, all of which have their own voice and Henry allows that voice to speak clearly on each track. And a wonderful homage by Henry to John Fahey's...

Kobe Dupree - synth, turntable
Henry Kaiser - guitar, fretless bass
Jack Thompson - fretted bass, turntable
Alexei Pliousnine - lap steel guitar

"Henry Kaiser and frequent collaborator Richard Thompson have something in common that most fans don’t know about. And that is Richard’s youngest son Jack Thompson, whom Henry has known since the day he was born.
Henry taught Jack to SCUBA dive years ago and they have had many travel and SCUBA adventures together. In recent years, as..

Henry Kaiser - guitar & bass
Lukas Ligeti - drums
Paul Plimley - piano & guitar
Weasel Walter - drums

Henry's not kidding. Much to my surprise, well-regarded pianist Paul Plimley can really rip it on electric guitar, something that has never been documented on record before!

"This is among the most unusual and personally best-loved of my recordings from the 21st century. If you asked me to describe what it sounds like, I might say that it sounds like a Decals' era Magic Band

This has Henry on a number of guitars, most of them electric and showcasing his considerable skills and his unique voice on solo guitar. A number of the tracks I found extra-attractive, being variants of the echo-y/watery/spacy music that he used on...

Gautam Tejas Ganeshan - voice
Danielle DeGruttola - cello
Henry Kaiser - guitar
Anantha R. Krishnan - mridangam & kanjira
Michael Manring - electric bass
Wu Na - guqin

"This is perhaps the most unusual improvisation album that Henry Kaiser has produced. The 2-CD is something in the tradition of INVITE THE SPIRIT, in that it fuses other world music traditions with American free improvisation.

In this case we have a truly unlikely mixture of ancient Chinese music..

Drums: Gino Robair, John Hanes
Saxophones: Jon Raskin, Marco Eneidi
Guitars: Henry Kaiser, Alexei Pliousnine
Double Bass: Damon Smith
Piano: Scott R. Looney

“This is a wild large ensemble, free jazz album with two ecstatic electric guitars out in-front.
Back in 2006, seven long time members of the Bay Area improv scene welcomed Russian guitarist Alexei Pliousnine to his San Francisco visit with a day-long recording session at the legendary Fantasy Studios in Berkeley....

Henry Kaiser is one of the great improvising guitarists. His music has grown and changed over the 4 decades he's been making music, but whose work has always had big roots in the 60s psychedelic rock of his home in the San Francisco area.
Bob Bralove is a keyboardist who was the keyboardist for the Grateful Dead during their final 8 years of existence. So, obviously, they have a lot to musically say to each other here.
Henry told me that they worked with live improvising of guitar and piano...

Henry Kaiser: 1998 Montelone Radio Flyer 7-string guitar
Damon Smith: 1934 Romanian or German flat back double bass

"My third or fourth improv concert was with Henry. We started playing a ton after that and slowly started developing this acoustic duo music. It must have started settling in around 1998 because I remember it being strongly connected to this 7 string guitar. When planning his first trip to Houston to play I asked him very nicely if he could please bring that guitar. He did, and..

"PLANE CRASH 2 is the second document from the legendary, notoriously uncompromising improvisational power trio of Henry Kaiser, Damon Smith, and Weasel Walter... Trio music doesn't get much more real than this. Kaiser has been active in the...

This is the previously unavailable music that was made for the documentary. It presents a wide range of guitar-oriented works by two great musicians whose breadth of work on the guitar is quite extensive. There's lots of acoustic stuff with an Americana..

Two fabulous players give us improvised guitar duets, which get into a wilder, freer vein.

"This is Henry Kaiser's personal favorite of his improvisational albums recorded in the last decade. He considers it to be some of his best guitar-playing ever! Kiku Day is a ji-nashi shakuhachi player from Denmark. She currently explores...

Henry Kaiser- six & seven-string Teuffel Tesla electric guitars with a hint of Niwa
Killick Hinds- quartertone seven-string Teuffel Tesla electric guitar

"Henry Kaiser began playing guitar the year I was born, and yet in 2012 we find...

"...The Celestial Squid is so special... Here are two of the greats....no, the greatest." – Jim O'Rourke

Guitar summits don't ascend higher than when legendary British free-jazz pioneer and longtime session ace Ray Russell...

Nice album of guitar / drum duets from two fine players. Henry gets to have fun being himself, pulling wild noises out of the guitar, and he and Scott communicate together nicely!

"Leaps is an album of dramatic and colorful duo improvisations...

Tania Chen - piano
Henry Kaiser - guitar
Wadada Leo Smith - trumpet
Willian Winant - percussion
"Ocean Of Storms is an exciting album of improvised music by four of the most celebrated titans of contemporary sonic innovation. The five pieces on the album take their titles from geographic features of Earth’s Moon. Incorporating elements of modern composition, the music is both otherworldly and grounded in the American roots musics of jazz and blues.
The recording grew out of the...

The first volume by Yo Miles! is another great, fun listen and also a fine recording (in HDCD) with a fairly different cast of players than the 2 Cuneiforms: Henry and Wadada plus Nels Cline, Chris Muir (guitars), Wally Ingram, Lukas Ligeti (drums), RO...

Among the giants enthroned in jazz's pantheon, no one made as big, as broad, as bad-boy brazen of an impact on popular music in many manifestations of jazz, rock and improvisation - as Miles Davis. At the same time, he pioneered new routes for rock. Th...

"One of the most evocative and successful meetings of East and West reunites to weave their magic spell via kayagum, electric guitar and percussion. Invite the Spirit was a sensation when it was first released in 1983 and now over twenty years later...

"Free improvisation meets the Korean shamanistic tradition in this historic and groundbreaking band that includes kayagum virtuoso Sang-Won Park, guitar legend Henry Kaiser and the enigmatic Charles K. Noyes on percussion. Digitally remastered...

"In the mid to late 1960s, American Free Jazz travelled across the Atlantic to become free improvisation. British musicians John Stevens, Derek Bailey, and Evan Parker, and Hanover’s Gunter Christmann were among the first to move away from American jazz-based methods towards a more inclusive but non-idiomatic method of improvising. Such diverse countries as Belgium, the Netherlands, Japan and South Africa also added ideas and concepts to the global concept of free improvisation before finally traveling...

The Kalahari Surfers were a South African group who released a few lps in the early 1980's that were hugely critical of the apartheid government that was still in power at the time, and who were unable to get their albums pressed or released in South A...

South Africa's Warrick Sony, working under the name The Kalahari Surfers, created an important body of political and socially charged songs on albums like Bigger than Jesus," "Own Afffairs" and "Sleep Armed", the albums from which this compilation is d...

"Kaleidoscope's sole release is one of the best psychedelic albums ever recorded and also among the rarest albums of all time. Enrique Rivas located all the original band members as well as the original cover artist. Shadoks Music signed a deal with...

This is an extraordinary vault-find. These approximately 40' long sessions have never been released before, not even bootlegged, and were not even known to exist.
They are released as individual (and quite beautiful) lps, but the CD versions pairs up two sympathetic sessions together on one disc!
And most importantly, every one of these is great! Even the artists I was completely unfamiliar with, are great. Hugely recommended.

"The Pop-Liisa and Jazz-Liisa broadcast session series.....

"Lindha Kallerdahl (grand piano, organ, vocals). Lindha Kallerdahl, born in 1972, studied jazz at the renowned Swedish Jazz-Schools Skurup near Malmö and Birka in Stockholm during 1993-1996. Situated in Stockholm, she early came in touch with free music..

"An Evolutionary Music (Original Recordings: 1972 - 1979) compiles unreleased recordings from the archives of multiversal artist Ariel Kalma. Concerned as much with musicality as spiritual facility, Kalma's work vibrates aside fellow travelers along the great rainbow in curved air of the 1970s avant-garde.

Ariel Kalma's boundary-blurring electronic music is heard here in radiant detail across a selection of work spanning his early free-jazz and spoken word trips to his infinite modular...