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“Lifeblud captured live by a pal standing at the back of a Town Hall holding a portable cassette recorder. Pure archival field recording, it catches the band at their poetry-prog-folk-rock best. This recording was made at a gig in which they supported Stray, and includes their electric phase.”

"Ligeia Mare is a loose aggregation of musicians within the Boulder/ Denver area who convene to create spontaneous original music.

Amplifier" was recorded live in the studio by Colin Bricker at Mighty Fine Audio in Denver, CO. The performances...

"Ligeia Mare is a loose aggregation of musicians within the Boulder/ Denver area who convene to create spontaneous original music. This release has standardized artwork on the outside and unique renderings of various and odd assortments on the inner....

"Lukas Ligeti is a young drummer and composer of deep musical lineage (editor's note: this is another way of saying he is the son of Gyorgi Ligeti) who has developed into one of the most interesting compositional voices working today. For his second...

A fabulous string quartet, a dynamic piece for percussion ensemble, a bizarre miniature for string quartet with drum machine and a classic composition for two marimbas from this interesting young composer of Hungarian descent, who was raised in Vienna,...

With “Pattern Time”, Lukas Ligeti and his group introduce a style of music that is hard to categorize for the best of reasons: it is something the likes of which have not been heard before. Is it a new direction in jazz, perhaps more specifically in...

"The Light was a dynamic, multi-talented supergroup from California's Inland Empire. Formed in early 1967, the group united the brightest talents from two of the area's most popular garage bands, the Bush and the Northside Moss. After attracting the...

Chris Lightcap, double bass / Craig Taborn, wurlitzer electric piano, piano / Gerald Cleaver, drums / Chris Cheek, tenor saxophone / Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone / Andrew D'Angelo, alto saxophone on "Silvertone", "Ting" and "Fuzz".

"Featuring...

Craig Taborn: Organ, Piano, Wurlitzer

Tony Malaby: Tenor Saxophone (Solo: Queenside)
Chris Cheek: Tenor Saxophone (Solo: Deep River)
Jonathan Goldberger: Guitar (Solo: Queenside)
Curtis Hasselbring: Guitar (Solo: Quinine)
Chris Lightcap: Bass

Gerald Cleaver: Drums

Dan Rieser: Drums

“Two guitars, two drum kits, two tenor saxophones, bass, keyboards and a whole lot of reverb. Sounds like a ton, no? It helps that Lightcap writes for this new band (a smashu

Chris Lightcap double bass, acoustic guitars (1) and organ (1) / Craig Taborn Wurlitzer electric piano (1-3, 6, 7) piano (4-5, 8), organ (1) / Tony Malaby tenor saxophone / Chris Cheek tenor saxophone / Gerald Cleaver drums, percussion...

Really excellent 'spiritual jazz' from a very obscure group who released this in 1970. Hugely recommended to fans of that sound / the Strata-East sound.

"Drummer, bandleader and activist Bubbha Thomas had toured America with R&B revues, served as a session musician for Peacock and Back Beat Records, and played straight ahead jazz with legends before the political and social upheaval of the late 1960s led him to a path first charted by Coltrane. Free As You Wanna Be predates the deep-set, maverick..

"Revolutionary, spiritual jazz from the unlikely city of Houston, Texas: the definitive issue, mastered from the original tapes. Bonus disc contains previously unreleased tracks. Drummer, bandleader and activist Bubbha Thomas had toured America with R&B revues, served as a session musician for Peacock and Back Beat Records, and played straight ahead jazz with legends before the political and social upheaval of the late 1960s led him to a path first charted by Coltrane. Energy Control Center, his third LP...

“Lightning Bolt play with abandon that is unmatched and remarkably undiluted since the duo's formation 25 years ago. They are often called one of the loudest rock outfits in existence, both on record and on (or famously, off) the stage. Brian Gibson creates sounds that are unexpected and remarkably varied with his virtuosic bass playing and his inventive approach to the instrument, centered around melody rather than rhythm. The dizzying fury of Brian Chippendale's drums twist from primal patterns into....

"MoonJune Records continues its streak of astonishing musical discoveries from Indonesia with Dictionary 2, the first international release by Jakarta's celebrated jazz-rock trio, Ligro. Founded in 2004 by authoritative guitarist Agam Hamzah and...

"After a nearly three-year absence, Indonesian jazz and fusion guitarist etraordinaire, Agam Hamzah, and his scintillating power trio make a powerful return to the spotlight with guns blazing! Ligro's Dictionary 3 makes good on all of the promise....

"Introducing the debut collaborative release from sometime Nurse With Wound/Current 93 member, Andrew Liles and Jean Hervé Peron of Faust. Neither of these artists needs any introduction and all expectations are overtaken with this incredible album...

Achim Kaufmann, piano / Christopher Dell, vibraphone / Pierre Borel, alto saxophone / Tobias Delius, tenor saxophone / Jonas Westergaard, double bass / Robert Landfermann, double bass / Christian Lillinger, drums

"The sequel of “First Reason”...

Christian Lillinger-drums
Tobias Delius-tenor sax & clarinet

“In conversations Delius often mumbles, he sometimes gets lost in anacoluthons, just to use very elaborate and eloquent constructions in the next sentences. Lillinger, on the other hand, is someone who talks very rapidly, his sentences ricochet through the air. He throws in ideas, interrupts his thoughts, turns in another direction, just to be absolutely precise within a second. As a drummer his style is incredibly inventive and...

Christian Lillinger (d), Joachim Kühn (p), Jonas Westergaard (b), Robert Landfermann (b), Tobias Delius (reeds), Wanja Slavin (reeds)

"Yes, this is organic music, with the low frequencies of two basses forging the ground (and that explains the.

“A reissue of Lily & Maria's self-titled album, originally released in 1968. New York teenagers Lily Fiszman and Maria Neumann met in 1965 and developed a highly original and distinctive musical style over the following two years, before releasing their sole album in 1968.
A compelling combination of stark folk, upbeat pop and acid rock, it's one of the most intense, intimate and beautiful recordings of its era, and has long been established as a cult classic.
It makes its long-overdue reissue..

This reissues the 2nd Limbus album, which was originally released by OHR in 1970. This is very early, very crazy Germanic freakout, freeform madness "Formed in 1968, Limbus were a most unusual band who grew a unique music out of jazz, folk and avant-ga...

Another eclectic rock/pop band out of the infamous Kansai scene that produced the Boredoms, Omoide Hatoba and more. This exciting young three piece unit based in Kyoto presents their debut recording after years of playing in just about every small club...

Performs John cage, Christian Wolff and others.

"This disc is a reissue of lps on Pogus and Radium. Rune Lindblad (1923-1991) was an early pioneer in electronic and concrète music. Lindblad did not see these genres as mutually exclusive. Important and wonderful works by a composer who represented no...

"Volume 2 of the music of Rune Lindblad (1923-1991). This CD consists of the remainder of the long out of print Radium double LP. These works cover the years 1962-1988. Lindblad, a Swede, began composing in 1953. Ignored by the musical establishment of...

This 1992 solo release by one of the principals of Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic, is the closest he’s come on his own to their 'chamber-esque with rock' sound.

“Three recent works from Boston's Birdsongs of the Mesozoic keyboardist. Chamber Suite is a 30 minute musical escapade composed of a dozen curious selections that explore a dream-like state of mind picking up where Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks left off. Levels of Insanity I/II are 20-minute soundtracks reminiscent of ambient music that...

It has been my great pleasure to have known and to have been friends with keyboardist, composer and general musical mover & shaker Erik Lindgren for nearly 30 years.
He is a great person and also a really fascinating musician who combines great love for some very disparate musical genres into a unique end result. This is a great and fascinating listen; I doubt that most will love everything, but there is plenty here for basically ANYONE. Which is what makes this release (and Erik) so great!...

Par is a classically trained keyboardist strongly in the vein of Rick Wakeman or Keith Emerson. His band includes a female singer who also plays violin, guitar, bass & drums. Strongly performed classical/symphonic rock by one of the current masters of t..

"This DVD presents footage from the band's outstanding performance at Wyspianski Theater in Poland, which proves the band's virtuosity as well as cleverness in devising remarkably intelligent compositions. The DVD also includes an interview with Pär...

"Lindisfarne's second album, Fog on the Tyne fulfilled and expanded on the promise of their debut, offering a brace of memorable folk-rock (or, perhaps more properly, acoustic rock) songs that were compared favorably with Bob Dylan's work and that of...

"Easily the best album the group ever recorded, Nicely Out Of Tune is one of the prettiest folk-rock albums of the late 1960s. If Lindisfarne had never recorded anything else, they'd be one of the most fondly remembered acts of their era just for this...

Arto Lindsay – guitar
Joe McPhee - alto and tenor saxophone, pocket trumpet
Ken Vandermark - tenor and baritone saxophone, clarinet
Phil Sudderberg, drums

“One day in the studio, something ridiculously great happened. It was deep Chicago winter, cold as shit. Four musicians assembled for a round-robin set of improvisations -- duets, trios, a few quartets. Approached casually, the late morning bloomed into Largest Afternoon, 15 crackling encounters between guitarist Arto Lindsay...

“"I felt totally unrestrained making this album" says Lindstrøm about his 6th solo album On A Clear Day I Can See You Forever (a title inspired by the 1970’s musical On A Clear Day You Can See Forever starring Barbra Streisand). "I’ve listened to Robert Wyatt's solo albums and his Matching Mole’s debut album a lot lately. It so effortless, fearless and free. And not insisting. I was very inspired by this."
In the autumn of 2018, Lindstrøm composed a commissioned piece for Norway’s premiere...


"Mysterious psych prog monster LP which gets better & better. Dreamy organ & soaring fuzz leads, at times like a cross between Marcus & Pink Floyd with folk elements & melodics all over the rhythmic grooves. Eastern-tinged lyrics & samurai charging...


A Liquid Landscape from The Netherlands is a bit of a departure for The Laser's Edge. Their slice of post-progressive music has a contemporary edge that finds them sitting alongside bands like Dredg, Anathema, and Porcupine Tree. The band has been a...

This limited-edition release is one song from "II" plus five songs (over 20') that are not available anywhere else. Stefan's review - from a email to me that wasn't meant as a review - is actually spot on, especially the comparisons to Jukka Tolonen. "...

“2020 came to a close with LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT announcing their return and new album. Today, the legendary supergroup comprised of Mike Portnoy (Transatlantic, Sons of Apollo), John Petrucci (Dream Theater), Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), and Tony Levin (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel) are pleased to officially announce that the new album ‘LTE3’ will be released twenty-two years after the bands’ last studio album.”

“After over 20 years since the last time we recorded together, the four of us...

“Brand new reissue of the sophomore album from prog rock supergroup featuring bassist Tony Levin, guitarist John Petrucci, keyboardist Jordan Rudess and drummer Mike Portnoy!
This album, as well as it's predecessor, LTE 1, has become legendary among prog rock/jazz fusion enthusiasts, featuring groundbreaking improvisations, insanely technical playing and truly mesmerizing production!”

“The mind-blowing 1998 debut album from the instrumental project that takes 3 parts Dream Theater (guitarist John Petrucci, drummer Mike Portnoy, keyboardist Jordan Rudess), 1 part King Crimson (bassist Tony Levin) and combines them to perfection!
This album, as well as it's successor, LTE 2, has become legendary among prog rock/jazz fusion enthusiasts, featuring groundbreaking improvisations, insanely technical playing and truly mesmerizing production!”

Charlotte Greve: Saxophone, Composition
Manuel Schmiedel: Piano
Marc Muellbauer: Bass
Moritz Baumgärtner: Drums

“With Release, the highly acclaimed Lisbeth Quartett presents a greatly anticipated album on Intakt Records. After twelve years and five albums, Charlotte Greve, who has just been awarded the German Jazz Prize for “Artist of the Year”, has relied on her intuitive sensibilities to create the new music for Release. The result is an album marked by sensitive interplay – a...

Luís Lopes electric guitar
Robert Landfermann double bass
Christian Lillinger drums

"Usually, free improvisation and conceptualism don’t mix. To improvise is to be intuitive and spontaneous, living little space to intelllectualized constructions. In the case of the second album by the Luís Lopes Lisbon-Berlin Trio (Robert Landfermann and Christian Lillinger representing the German side) there’s a rare mix of the two approaches. “The Line” derives from the notion of time like a broken line...

"Rodrigo Amado, the man who leads the band with a changing lineup - which he named Lisbon Improvisation Players, or LIP if you’re in a hurry - likes double meanings. First of all, the one created with the letters L, I and P, alluding to the presence of a

“I had asked Rodrigo to let me be present at the recordings, but unfortunately I arrived late. As I entered the studio I was immediately amazed by the sheer intensity of the music. The band had already taken off in a wild fury that streamed out of the stu



This - and probably the best yet - for this great UK spacerock band, who take their cues from Hawkwind's classic early/mid 70s albums, but add a good strong helping of updating and their own originality as well. Suddenly there are a good number of...

Second album by this UK spacerock band heavily influenced by Hawkwind's classic early/mid 70s albums. This thing out-Hawkwinds even the classics like Space Ritual and In Search of Space; I can't say that this is the most original album I've ever heard...

Suddenly there are a good number of really great spacerock bands out there and Litmus is absolutely one of the best of them. This is the second album by this UK spacerock band heavily influenced by Hawkwind's classic early/mid 70s albums. This thing...