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“Cryptic Scattered Images of Time Forgotten, is a musical memorial of pianist and band leader Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer. Like Sinbad, he roams through time, browsing through the chapters of his life with the expansive calm of bygone times, from his years in Novi Sad, through he time at the Budapest free music school, to his studies in the Netherlands, and this way free and contemporary music, dance music, and the jazz idiom all find a place next to one another. He is accompanied by credible witnesses: ...

"All I can say is that sometimes when you have anticipated something for a long time you can become afraid that it can't possibly live up to your built up expectations. No fear this time. The lost album is indescribable. What a treasure to hear Kooper and Bloomfield together again! After wearing out copies of Super Session and Super Session live on Vinyl, 8 track, cassette, and CD, to actually hear this new material was like the closest thing to time travel that I expect to ever get...

Fourth album by this instrumental, heavy progressive trio. Comprised of the 3 Kopecky brothers: Joe-guitar, William-bass & keyboards, and Paul-drums, their instrumental dark sound is informed by bands such as King Crimson, Rush, certain exotic aspects ...

Very atmospheric-yet-compelling score for a silent film, this features Jan Kopinski-saxes, Steve Iliffe-grand piano, Janina Kopinska-viola, Stefan Kopinski-double bass. "Aleksandr Dovzhenkos classic silent film of life and death in a Ukrainian village ...

Kopinski plays tenor and alto sax, Konikiewicz plays grand piano/keyboards + Steve Harris on drums. "High energy free jazz recorded live at various venues on UK tour during 2002. An unusual and explosive international trio playing a dizzying mix of jaz...

In psychedelic and serious record collector circles Turkish psychedelic guitarist Erkin Koray's name elicits tears from those who covet those who actually own some of his very rare material. This is recordings from 1972/72, and was his first 'real' alb...

This is the 3rd release from this this excellent instrumental Japanese band featuring drummer Yoshida Tatsuya, leader of Ruins and Koenjihyakkei, & also featuring guitarist Kido Natsuki [Bondage Fruit] and bassist Nasuno Mitsuru [Altered States]. This ...

A new band from Yoshida Tatsuya, leader of Ruins, & featuring guitarist Kido Natsuki [Bondage Fruit]. ''...a burning instrumental trio mixing the raw power of rock music, the wild edge of improvisation and the complex stop on a dime compositional struc...

Yoshida Tatsuya : percussion
Kido Natsuki : acoustic guitar
NasunoMitsuru : fretless bass
Miyamoto Rei : violin on track 2,4,6,8,10

Well, not 100% and strictly acoustic, but compared to the usual bone-crushing density of these guys, it's close enough.
Here's a bunch of yours and my favorites from this powerhouse outfit, performed in a very different way.

This has the three albums by Korni Grupa / Kornelyans and three closely associated releases:
Kornelije: Između Svetlosti I Tame
K2: Why
Kornelije Kovač: Sampled Moon

“Korni Grupa (1968-1974) were one of the better known 70's prog bands which helped define and spring the recognition and popularity of the "Yugo - Prog" musical vein. Unfortunately this vein of prog has been for the most part under-exposed and some of this marvelous work has gone unheard for too long. Korni Grupa were..

"Ajan Peili", or "The mirror of time" is another magical casket – the band’s fifth - that contains the typical psych-folk-prog atmospheres with strong Seventies connotations of the Finnish Turku band. The enchanting melodies of the Mellotron, combined with delicate acoustic guitars, the sweetness of the flute, the violin, the piano and the song of Paivi Kylmanen become the purity and serenity of a pastoral sound, at times melancholy, projected on mystical and ancestral paths.
Even "Ajan Peili", as...

Alain Neffe - monophonic synthesizer, flute, primitive rhythm box, bell, clumsy voice, tarang
Francis Pourcel - bass, bass with violin bow, electric guitar
Daniel Malempré (aka MAL) - electric guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar

This is a totally great, lo-fi but also totally listenable, peek into what live, experimental, improvised music with up to date, low-budget technology circa 1975 sounded like! Yes it brought back serious memories!!

“Something undoubtedly cosmic but with a..

"Never-before-released recordings of mythic Belgian kosmische band Kosmose (1973-'78). Kosmose can be approached as a collective without a specific leader. The line-up fluctuated quite a lot around a rock-solid core formed by Alain Neffe and Francis...

The Spanish band Kotebel "aims at developing elaborate music with complex harmonic, as well as quite pleasant melodic and rhythmic structures. These elements are created by using resources which come from the worlds of Progressive rock and classical mu...

This is the second album, originally released in 2001, by this great Spanish classical / symphonic rock group. This new edition of a long out of print release includes a 10’ bonus track.

“At this early point of Kotebel's career Carlos Plaza always shook a bit the line-up of his project. For the second recording of Kotebel Plaza was helped, besides Acosta and Garcia, by Carolina Prieto on choirs and cellist Franscisco Ochando....
The compositions of Plaza become even more ambitious and daring.

“A premiere recording from the Talujon percussion ensemble of The Plains at Gordium by composer Petr Kotik, whose pioneering work as founder and leader of the S. E. M. Ensemble has been a stalwart champion of the Avant-Garde from it's inception, at the Center of the Creative and Performing Arts, SUNY/Buffalo, in 1970 to present day.
Well-loved recordings by the S. E. M. Ensemble (Julius Eastman: Femenine, The Entire Musical Work of Marcel Duchamp, Morton Feldman: For Philip Guston) are easy to find...

Really excellent album of modern acoustic music from Mali. If you have any kind of interest or fondness for 'ethnic music', this is stunningly good...

A new generation of artists is now emerging on the music scene, revealing an enormous well of as yet untapped talent on the African continent. In their thirties, theyve already made their mark in their own country, having mastered the local traditions ...

Kovac is a composer from the former Yugoslavia. This features the composer's clarinet as he leads the ''Ritual Nova'' Ensemble (soprano voice, violin, cello, piano & percussion). The music sounds deceptively sparse at first, but these are both yet mor...

Boris Kovac is a mavelous composer from Serbia. He released 1 CD on ReR and two on Victo (and I luckily managed to see him and his ensemble when they performed at the Victoriaville Festival in the late 80s), but he's really very little known here...

Kovac is a composer from the former Yugoslavia. This features the composer's clarinet as he leads the ''Ritual Nova'' Ensemble (soprano voice, violin, cello, piano & percussion). The music sounds deceptively sparse at first, but these are both yet mor...

Boris Kovac is a marvelous composer from Serbia. He released 1 CD on ReR and two on Victo (and I luckily managed to see him and his ensemble when they performed at the Victoriaville Festival in the late 80s), but he's really very little known here...

The good news is that we have a modest number of this fine release to sell. The bad news is that these are CDRs, but, unfortunately, that's the only way to get this music. This is one of his best albums...

“Boris Kovacs was born in Vojvodina, the multi-ethnic region of what was then Yugoslavia. He studied accordion and saxophone, going on to teach himself many other instruments. On this record he plays mainly soprano saxophone, leaving Jasna Jovisevic to take alto and bassclarinet. Like pianist Slobodank Stevic, she was classically trained, as was bassist Sinisa Mazalica. The drummer, Boris' son Lav Kovac, is celebrated for his very different playing in Howling Owl and with a variety of eastern bands...

Boris Kovac is a marvelous composer from Serbia. He released 1 CD on ReR and two on Victo in the 80s (and I luckily managed to see him and his ensemble when they performed at the Victoriaville Festival in the late 80s), but he's really very little known here. Finally he's got a new one on ReR.

"What Boris does is without parallel or precedent, and he's been doing it for over 40 years, perfecting a language that is uniquely his own: not chamber music, not world music, not jazz -- but demanding...

Roland Kovac-piano, Brian Auger-organ (!), Siggi Schwabb-guitar, Peter Trunk (Passport)-bass and Keith Forsey-drums.

Recorded in 1972, this is very good, fusion/jazzy/jammy type stuff, maybe comparable to Embryo's two Brain albums, with some really great and surprisingly outside organ work by Auguer.

"Roland Kovac New Set was the name of a group of Munich studio musicians who recorded several lps of instrumental music on the Selected Sound label from Hamburg. The 2nd and 3rd (this) of...

Peter Kowald, bass, tuba, alphorn
Paul Rutherford, trombone
Günter Christmann, trombone
Peter van de Locht, alto saxophone
Paul Lovens, drums

Recorded January 19, 1972 Akademie Der Künste Berlin by Eberhard Sengpiel.

“The only LP featuring a band under Peter Kowald's name, Peter Kowald Quintet comes from a vital moment in the German bassist's career. A close colleague of Peter Brötzmann's in their formative years, including the saxophonist's debut For Adolphe Sax and th

"In 1998, at WNUR Radio, Evanston, the legendary German bassist Peter Kowald met two Chicagoans in the studio for a brisk set of string trios. Fellow-bassist Kent Kessler and cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm, essential members of the Chicago scene, are well known as international improvisors too, and the threesome dug in for a fierce face-off. The session was closely recorded in the studio’s intimate confines, which could barely contain their energy. Kowald proposed a set of six miniatures, all ranging around...

Duos on double bass from these two groundbreaking free jazz bassists, recorded live 5/19/02 at the Victo Fest. [Victo]

New 2010 album by this much loved and long-lived German band, now consisting of the trio of, Hellmut Hattler / bass, Jan Fride / drums, Peter Wolbrandt / guitar, synthesizer, vocals. After surprising everyone by coming back with an excellent live album...

I saw Kraan for the first times at festivals in 2003 and 2004; in other words just a little before this recording. After many years of being apart, this unique German progressive band (not Krautrock, not symphonic rock, very recognizable) showed a truly renewed and invigorated presence and spirit, which you can hear here!

“Great concert recording (2005) of the legendary (fusion) rock formation KRAAN featuring HATTLER, WOLBRANDT, BISCHOF & FRIDE from the Finkenbach Festival. This live album will...

This has been out of print for about five years; we found some languishing in a CD warehouse being converted into a new high-end restaurant (that's where the money is now, you know), and this is definitely your last chance to pick this up at...

This legendary German progressive / jazz-rock band returns with a new one almost fifty years after their first album!
At this point the band is a trio of the core members: Hellmut Hattler (bass), Jan Fride (drums), Peter Wolbrandt (guitar), but guest musicians help out and these three still definitely got what it takes to deliver a new Kraan album.

Ralf Hütter - organ, effects
Klaus Dinger - drums
Florian Schneider-Esleben - flute, effects

Very, very good mono sound!

"This early live performance, in Soest, Germany in Winter 1970, broadcast on WDR-TV displays the band in superb form. Arguably, the future of electronic music, trance, techno, ambient -- started right here."

This Cuneiform title is LONG out of print, but we found a few and can offer them to you at the regular price, while they last! Don't blink and miss it!

This was the third and final release from a wonderful young band who only lasted about 5 years, but who managed to put out 3 unique and charming discs before dissolving.
One of the most frustrating cases of 'signing a band I really liked and thought had a huge potential and who broke up much too soon after their signing'....

Every Sunday at Tonic since 1998, Klezmer Brunch has been presenting some of the most exciting Jewish Music on the planet. Curated by David Krakauer, one of the masters of contemporary Jewish Music, this special compilation pulls together some of the v...

"David Krakauer is one of the greatest of all modern Klezmer clarinetists. A veteran of countless bands and ensembles and a founding member of the Klezmatics, his ensemble Klezmer Madness has been forging new roads in the world of Jewish music since...

''With a profound knowledge of Yiddish music heritage,the virtuosic Krakhauer Trio combines the traditions of klezmer with innovative composition, arrangement and improvisation to create a style with reverence, imagination and a sense of humor. Klezmer...

''This second CD for Tzadik pays tribute to one of the greatest clarinet soloists in jazz: pioneer Sidney Bechet. In this extended, multi-faceted suite, the Krakauer trio explores the hidden connections between Bechet and Klezmer giant Naftule Brandwei...

''A unique fusion of traditional Yiddish song with country blues, rock and reggae by Kerouac-inspired cult hero Wolf Krakowski.'' [Tzadik]

In his dramatic follow-up to Transmigrations:Gilgul, Wolf Krakowski weaves unique and heartfelt world-beat soul stylings with Yiddish folk, theatre and pop songs to create a compelling international downtown sound rooted in the blues, country-rock, tan...

A really nice, thoughtful record that combines very uncharacteristic minimalism ala Soft Verdict/Terry Rileyfrom Kramer on keyboards, sequencers & bass, with violin & taped voices of two seniors recorded by David Greenberger. Three long tracks that are...

"Seven years in the making, Kramer has conjured what just might be his greatest CD ever—a brilliant tribute to the Jewish composers who made the legendary Brill Building in Times Square one of the centers of popular music songwriting for decades...

After what seems like a very, very long lay-off musically, it's great to see the uniquely eccentric music force of Kramer back again! And with Bill Frisell!

"Everyone’s favorite guitarist and American Song aficionado Bill Frisell joins forces with producer/arranger Kramer for a brilliant and soulful exploration of the classic songwriting teams that were born and flourished in the legendary Brill Building. Picking up where 2012’s “The Brill Building, Book One” left off, this collection includes...

The mastermind behind Shimmy Disc and co-conspirator of Bongwater, Shockabilly and countless other twisted indie bands, Kramer is finally coming into his own as a composer in the Twenty-first Century. His first solo project in five years is a delightfu...

“Obscure, and often ridiculed during his lifetime, Erik Satie, the most unusual protagonist of the early 20th century French avant-garde, has transcended cult status and is now a composer whose modernity is at last appreciated.
Satie's inimitable, bare and serenely objective music was largely neglected until the eclectic 1960s and '70s when such pioneering figures as John Cage, who was enthralled by the composer's desire to tear up the rule-book, to embrace the absurd and the surreal, and to blend...

"British singer and musician Sharron Kraus has firmly established herself as a genuine heiress to the UK folk ancestry of Shirley Collins, Lal Waterson, or Maddy Prior…performing with a sparkling clear voice that can sound as ancient and elemental...

“Thomas Klein, Alexander Paulick, Andreas Reihse, and Detlef Weinrich assembled in Düsseldorf in winter of 2018 for recordings, and then continued with further sessions in Berlin. Starting with around a dozen sketches, the band produced eight pieces, including "Flood I-IV" and "Flood V", an ensemble of five songs that -- in LP terms -- fills the entire second side of the album. But let's start from the beginning. Side One -- still speaking in LP terms -- begins pleasantly enough with the gentle roll and...

“In a year of the moon, Kreidler have produced the album Spells And Daubs. In September 2020 the band met for exploratory sessions and initial recordings in Düsseldorf, in the familiar settings of the Kabawil Theater. The impetus this time was a solitary gig in the conspicuously spacious surroundings of the (former) Philipshalle. Over the winter Kreidler worked remotely, sifting through the material, arranging the pieces, adding textures and contours. They met again in the spring of 2021 for further...

"Kreidler might be on their umpteenth album now, but by the sounds of 'Tank' they have hit upon a creative streak that belies their age. In fact 'Tank' is probably their most creatively successful album to date, and it manages this...