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"Zwei Osterei is the second half of a recording session which took place on a single day in November 1970. Klopfzeichen is the first part. Yet the uncompromising Zwei Osterei surpasses the earlier Klopfzeichen album by some distance in terms of its...

Includes a bonus track and released in a limited edition of 450. "Originally released by Schwann, 1971. In limited edition miniature plastic LP cover with a multi fold-out repro of original album insert. Includes additional track by Schnitzler, Seidel...

Økapi (Filippo Paolini): turntables, samples
Adriano Lanzi: electric guitar, electronics
Marco Ariano : drums, percussion, electronics

"Rome-based K-Mundi make (mostly) improvised music with a post-postmodernist approach, using acoustic, electronic, and electroacoustic instruments.
Økapi (Filippo Paolini) is among the most relevant turntablists and sampling artists since the early '90s. He performed or recorded with Metaxu, Dogon, Zu, Christian Marclay, and others. He produced...

Knifeworld is the long worked on solo project by Kavus Torabi, of Cadiacs, Guapo and Monsoon Bassoon. It's a very English, very modernly English progressive release - it's not filled with mellotrons and it doesn't sound like it's from the 70s, but it...

This collects the first recordings by Knifeworld as a band, as opposed to Kavus' solo project. Everyone who enjoyed The Unravelling needs this as well!

"Homes Of The Newly Departed is an album length collection of the Knifeworld EP's Dear Lord...

The new lineup of Knight Area have released this new, limited edition EP to get themselves and this lineup completely up to speed before recording their new album in 2014.

The current band is: Mark Smit-vocals, Mark Bogert-guitars, Gerben...

"The Dutch neo-progressive rock band Knight Area is characterized by heavy guitars, pounding rhythm sections, fluent synths, and melodic vocals. In their own words, they describe their music as “symphonic rock music with a variety of styles with very melodic keyboards and guitars.” The band already achieved international success due to their strong and catchy songs.
Founded in 2004 by composer and keyboardist Gerben Klazinga, Knight Area is a worldwide successful band with great live performances in...

"Hyperdrive marks a new era for Knight Area. The long running Dutch progressive rock band had previously released four studio albums and toured Europe and USA extensively, performing at all major prog rock festivals. In 2012 the band welcomed...

"The first live DVD release by the Dutch prog-rock sensation! Filmed during the band's genuinely electrifying gig in Katowice, Poland, on the 9th of April, 2015, at which they performed their brilliant latest album "Hyperdrive" nearly in its entirety, the DVD showcases Knight Area's absolute mastery of the prog aesthetic, their impressive musicianship, sensitivity, and style.

Knight Area is a Dutch progressive rock band which was formed in 2004 by brothers Joop and Gerben Klazinga. The band play..

"Not content to simply stick to a musical formula, Knight Area will surprise their fanbase with Nine Paths. While remaining firmly faithful to the symphonic rock tradition, the band has gone one step further and added a harder edge to their sound....

"Realm Of Shadows is the third album from the Dutch masters of symphonic rock. Knight Area creates harder edged progressive rock in the vein of Arena, Marillion, and Dream Theater. This latest effort is a conceptual work about a metaphysical journey...

"The Dutch masters of prog return with their long awaited second album “Under A New Sign”. Three years ago Knight Area stunned the progressive rock world with their debut “The Sun Also Rises”. Knight Area creates epic symphonic rock in the vein of...

"2008 reissue of perhaps the rarest album on Ember Records. The band had already taken their collaboration as far as their individual musical tastes would allow and had split before it was released. Further, due to an "offensive hand signal" inside...

Improvised drum and trumpet duets.


"First off, I should probably mention that this CD contains what might one day be two separate LPs. But if you have even a scintilla of info about the state of record pressing these days, you'll also know that all our best laid plans could go sideways. Fast. Still, this is a damn nice way to hear all this music without a lot of the endless huffing and puffing required by the flipping of individual LPs. Which means, for now you can just let the sweet swelter of Soft Focus wash over you like a warm, mid...

"Although trumpeter Kirk Knuffke is a fresh face to the international jazz scene, he has been remarkable active in the last few years. Besides being a member of Butch Morris' Orchestra Slang, the Nublu Orchestra, Jeff Davis Band, Ideal Bread, No Truck, an

"Few musicians have been as enthusiastically and unanimously applauded with a debut recording as trumpeter Kirk Knuffke with his CD "Big Wig" (Clean Feed). Now he returns with a second opus, in partnership with two musicians with whom he has been...

For my money, Kirk has one of the most beautiful sounds on trumpet (actually he plays a cornet) in modern jazz.

“Cornetist/composer Kirk Knuffke leads his acclaimed trio at the renowned Dutch jazz club Bimhuis for his first-ever concert album, Brightness: Live in Amsterdam. Documenting his bandleader debut at the storied Bimhuis is just one way in which Brightness: Live in Amsterdam marks an important first for Knuffke.”

“Google is a useful tool in the topical unpacking of Uncompahgre, an improvised conclave between cornetist Kirk Knuffke and clarinetist Ben Goldberg that makes the absence of other instruments inconsequential and even preferred. The album title derives from the Ute phrase for ‘muddied water’ and references a plateaued peak in the San Juan Mountains that is also the most elevated section of the Colorado River drainage basin. Geography and language aside, the instrumentation also directly recalls earlier...

"Saxophone maestro Jonas Knutsson and the keyboard genius Mats Öberg (Mats/Morgan) have played together since childhood and know each other inside out. On this album we have captured them in a wonderful concert in Stockholm, February 2008."

Says Jonas: "On a summer's day in 1981 I met Mats Oberg for the first time. I was 16 and did a recording for the local radio station in our home town Umea with Mats' cousin. He was 10 years old and when I asked him how he liked the music he said: Fine but E5..

Hans Koch, Clarinets, Saxophones, Sampling, Sequencer Programming
Martin Schütz, El-5string-Cello, Acoustic Cello
Fredy Studer, Drums, Percussion

"Congratulation on some of the most exciting music!"-John Zorn, June 1995...

Hans Koch Reeds / Electronics
Martin Schütz El-5string-Cello, Cello , Electronics
Fredy Studer Drums, Percussion

"Koch-Schütz-Studer live and pure. Eight expeditions in the land of «hardcore chambermusic.» The recordings for the new C

Hans Koch Reeds / Electronics
Martin Schütz El-5string-Cello, Cello , Electronics
Fredy Studer Drums, Percussion

"Thirty days, two sets every evening, always at the same time, always in the same place. In the laboratory atmosphere...

Hans Koch: bass clarinet, soprano and tenor saxophone, electronics, sequencer
Martin Schütz: electric 5string cello, acoustic cello, electronics, sequencer
Fredy Studer: drums, percussion
Christian Uetz: spoken poetry

"What is the...

Hans Koch: bass clarinet, soprano and tenor saxophone, electronics, sequencer
Martin Schütz: electric 5string cello, acoustic cello, electronics, sequencer
Fredy Studer: drums, percussion
DJ M. Singe: turntables
DJ I-Sound: turntables.

"On the new Intakt-CD «FIDEL» KOCH-SCHÜTZ-STUDER carry on the adventure they began with «HARDCORE CHAMBERMUSIC» and «HEAVY CAIRO TRAFFIC». Again acoustic instruments and modern technology are confronted. The meeting with eighteen traditional and...

Hans Koch: Reeds, Electronics / Martin Schütz: El-5string-Cello, Cello, Electronics / Fredy Studer: Drums, Percussion / Shelley Hirsch: Voice/Text.

"The trio Koch-Schütz-Studer which has over the last years repeatedly collaborated with...

"Performed by the Macedonian Symphony Orchestra with Balkan electro legend Kiril Dzajkovski, Chris Cutler (percussion), Nikola Kodjbashia (prepared piano), Patric Driver and Valere Novarina (readers). Text fragments are by Heiner Muller and Valere...

"The award winning Macedonian composer, Nikola Kodjabashia, is best known for his classical works, having studied extensively with Anatol Vieru (himself a student of Khachaturian and Shostakovich). But over the past few years..."

"An exquisite and subtle new composition by Macedonian composer Nikola Kodjbashaia exquisitely realised by a broad and mixed ensemble of exemplary - and mostly Macdonian - instrumentalists: a suite of highly imaginative variations on a theme..."


Kodo is a Japanese drumming ensemble based on the island of Sado. They tour constantly, and have performed on all continents except Antartica. They are famous for their unbelievably PHYSICAL performances on these huge huge huge drums. Anyone who has se...

This is packaged in a very simple cardboard sleeve, as if it were an EP, but this is a full length album by an electronic music composer whose works veer somewhere between television soundtracks, space music and techno. This is championed by, and...

Yoshida Tatsuya: drums, vocals
Sakamoto Kengo: bass & voice
Kanazawa Miyako: keyboards & voice
Yamamoto Kyoko: vocals
Komori Keiko: reeds & voice

“This new edition of Koenjihyakkei's landmark fourth album, (which includes 3 live bonus tracks) follows the release of 2018's critically acclaimed "Dhorimviskha". Japan's Koenjihyakkei blend progressive rock, jazz fusion, symphonic rock and neoclassicism with the energy of hardcore punk, the volume of metal and the attitude of...

The first new studio album from Tatsuya Yoshida and friends in a long time. A wild race into Zeuhl territory, with all the throbbing bass, wild, Vander-inspired drumming, & Kobaian-via-Japan singing you could hope for.

“Some bands you just have to hear. Japan's KOENJIHYAKKEI (aka Koenji Hyakkei aka Hundred Sights of Koenji) are just such a band. Headed by vocalist/composer/drummer extraordinaire Tatsuya Yoshida and emboldened by overcharged reeds, glittery keyboards and a soaring front-woman...

Jeffrey sent me this CD out of the blue; I'd never heard of him, even though he's a homeboy from Baltimore. This is an album of electronic space-music and it's a good one. He's definitely influenced by the classics, but he also has a more modern sound ...

"Sequentaria is Jeffrey Koepper's third solo release. This release features Jeffrey Koepper's exploration of analogue sequencer styles and atmospheres. Jeffrey Koepper has been releasing excellent electronic music since 1985 in various groups and collabor


A second CD of astounding vocal acrobatics by one of the most original singers in the world. A master of every conceivable vocal technique both imaginable and unimaginable, Makigami fuses the avant garde with Tuuvan throat singing, cartoon music, Japan...

''Makigami Koichi is an incredible vocalist and performer, employing creative and versatile techniques blending Japanese traditions and Tuvan throat-singing with rock and avant garde. Kuchinoha, his first album for solo voice, contains 9 improvisations...

"Composer/producer/actor/director/vocalist extraordinaire Makigami Koichi is one of Japan’s most charismatic performers. His solo vocal pyrotechnics and dynamic band Hikashu have thrilled audiences the world over. Combining extended vocal techniques...

"After 1976's great fusion album The Front Is Breaking, Eero Koivistoinen decided to return to a purer form of jazz forming an all acoustic quartet. Labyrinth is Coltrane influenced progressive jazz that has a particularly nice flow to it - most...

Eero Koivistoinen-tenor, soprano & sopranino
Vladimir Shafranov-grand piano
Pekka Sarmanto-double bass
Reino Laine-drums

"For this heavy duty reissue of Koivistoinen’s 1977 album we went back to the original multitrack tapes and discovered a heap of alternate takes that were left unmixed at the time. Koivistoinen selected the best and most interesting alternate versions of each track and a new, fresh mix was prepared specifically for this release.
The first CD in this package is

"Svart Records continues the Eero Koivistoinen reissue program with this 1971 super-rarity. With Vesa-Matti Loiri, Seija Simola and Eero Raittinen on vocals. Koivistoinen’s children’s music album Muusa ja Ruusa was based on the poems of Kirsi Kunnas and released by the book publishing company WSOY. Although some of these songs were revisited in the 2000s on the Ville ja Valle album, the original album has never been reissued in any format. The moods on this 1971 range from pastoral calm to the...

Masayo Koketsu - Alto saxophone

“The sublime first solo saxophone release of Masayo Koketsu is deeply steeped in the free jazz tradition of Japan. From Coltrane's visit to Japan in 1966 to the free jazz exploits of Kaoru Abe, Masayo Koketsu's astonishing solo session marks her as a force to be reckoned with. A single 46 minute piece of achingly beautiful wails and declarations punctuate the bedrock of silence then retreat back. A singular effort.”

Taiko Saito marimba, vibraphone
Niko Meinhold piano
Tobias Schirmer clarinet, bassclarinet

"If in a recent past it was a rarity, nowadays more and more classical musicians find in improvisation – and inclusively in the jazz language – an extra medium of musical creativity. That’s the case of the vibraphonist and marimba player Taiko Saito, complementing that dual frame with aspects coming from the Japanese tradition. An interpreter of the music of contemporary composer Sofia Gubaidulin

"Adam Kolkers Flag Day (on the Sunnyside label) is a knotty pleasure. It may leave your head in a coil (take two tracks of hard bop to unwind), but ride with the twists while they're winding; it s a soft-toned heady trip. Adam Kolker, who plays tenor...


"The soundtrack to the 1962 motion picture directed by Roman Polanski. The music was written by the brilliant young Polish composer and pianist Krzysztof Komeda. It is arguably one of the most effective scores in cinema history; understated jazz that compliments the picture's sharp monochrome cinematography and the tense minimalism of the script and brings to the film another emotional dimension.
Also included here are two pieces composed and performed by Komeda for "Two Men And A Wardrobe" and...