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"Supremely idealistic pop, cut according to the belief that the form should entice, baffle, and ruffle rather than provide a readily assimilable template ... A delicious cornucopia." -- CMJ

"Sounds like Magical Mystery Tour melted by Salvador Dal

Mac Low's many faceted career covers music, poetry, painting, performance & multimedia. He worked with Fluxus in the 60's & chance operations in the 50's. ''Aphoristic bursts of music separated by silences played with...fleeting beauty.''-The New York ...

"Here it is, naked to the bone, free jazz in all its glory, loose, intense and furious, not in hanger but with “joie de vivre.” A sax-drums duo like this, in which one of the performers is Gunter “Baby” Sommer, a hallowed name in European improvised music

Four startling studio compositions by an extraordinary young French composer. Born in 1980, Pierre Yves-Mac began as an improviser, played in jazz-rock prog bands, studied classically, accompanied dance classes and has composed electronic music for the...

"Born in France and based in Paris, Pierre-Yves Macé is a composer of great imagination and passion. His first recording, “Faux-Jumeaux,” was released on Tzadik in 2002 and he has since released work on Sub Rosa and Orkhêstra to great acclaim. This...

Born in 1980, Pierre Yves-Mace began as an improviser, played in jazz-rock prog bands, studied classically, accompanied dance classes and has composed electronic music for theater, dance and the martial arts. This is a single composition for string...

''The 1st release outside Japan by one of the most original & underappreciated composers in contemporary music. Maceda has been creating remarkable compositions for large ensembles of the same instruments for 50 years.'' [Tzadik]

"This is the second Tzadik release of music by one of the most original and under-appreciated composers of the twentieth century. With his passing in 2004, several of his most passionate musical collaborators have been continuing Maceda’s legacy and...

"An important discovery of the original 1974 recording of a Maceda masterpiece! Recorded as 20 channels broadcast simultaneously on all of Manila's radio stations to the population gathered in public spaces with hand-held transistor radios, Ugnayan was...

"Guitarist Alex Machacek, drummer Jeff Sipe and bassist Neal Fountain performed three nights of music during the last weekend of June 2008 in Raleigh, North Carolina. It got better every night. This recording is from the final performance. Beautiful...

Great second release from this high-energy Japanese instrumental ensemble of soprano and tenor sax, keyboards (mostly electric piano and organ), bass and drums, with guests on guitar and percussion. Their 2003 debut blew the minds of those who were luc...

"Much more than just a meeting of modern progressive jazz heavyweights, MACHINE MASS's Inti witnesses the seamless cohesion of extraordinary creativity fusing with technology. Reformed with renowned modern jazz legend, Dave Liebman, Machine Mass....

"Originally born as a side-project of douBt, this new trio led by Tony Bianco (on drums and loops) and Michel Delville (on guitar, bouzouki and live effects) also includes emerging Belgian talent Jordi Grognard on saxophones, bass clarinet and flute...

This is the 3rd album by Juarez Maciel & Grupo Muda. The instrumentation varies, but basically there is Juarez's piano as well as clarinet, cello, violin, double bass, flutes at his disposal. There's jazz, but mostly there's a lot of other influences...

''Reprint of the first, historical, lp of this band from Marche (center Italy), a milestone in the roots music in Italy in the early 80s. Based on research of traditional songs of their area, the recording is particularly significant for the vocal arra...

''A band from Marche (center Italy), a milestone in the roots music in Italy in the early 80s. Based on research of traditional songs of their area, the recording is particularly significant for the vocal arrangements by the quartet and in the sober by...

"One of the best 70's keyboard/Prog albums, by a very underrated player. A man up there with Wakeman, et al for technique & talent.
Why this has not been picked up for remastering & rerelease, I do not know."

"Upon his return to England Mackay became a member of Ginger Baker and the Gurvitz brothers and also started rehearsing with Colosseum II, although he exit the band far too early to record anything with them. Next in line would be his participation in Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel and...

Once a member of Doctor Nerve, Maclean is a guitarist whose quartet specializes in austere neo-classical music of great subtlety. Time signatures abound, but more important are the constantly shifting building blocks of interlocking rhythms; at times e...

"Steve MacLean began playing drums and guitar at the age of seven and composing at twelve. Completing high school early, he met Roswell Rudd and began playing concerts with him in New York. He moved to the city and took a job in a busy recording studio...

"A remarkable set of pieces for mediated acoustic piano that operates in the shadowy territory between what is playable and what is programmable; between narrative simplicity and performative complexity; between hopeful intentionality and flawless...

"Steve MacLean has performed with guitars in every conceivable format, from tightly-knit compositions in bands and ensembles to extreme guitar improvisations with heavy processing and computer manipulation. Frog Bug Guitar Computer represents a...

"Careful compositions converse with focused improvisations under the precise direction of Steve MacLean who, on this CD, after various excursions that took him through experimental works for piano, interactive insect/guitar compositions and pure...

"In this episode, a number of short recordings of household objects and curious instruments become the core thematic material for a range of exquisitely conceived and realised pieces in which the recordings are shaped, stretched, tuned, combined and otherwise manipulated before being folded into a variety of musical structures with additional elements or parts added. Much use is made of rhythms derived from gravity - that is, dropping and bouncing - embedded into microtonal, poly-rhythmic and deeply...

"This CD of songs, grittily arranged and produced is noticeably more straight-ahead than ReR’s usual releases though it sits comfortably within the broad range of Steve’s tirelessly experimental output. This is a project with a long history: Steve...

This is the second album by this sextet (plus many guests) from Rome. Their roots are clearly in classic, progressive rock with folky overtones (think Jethro Tull, early PFM, Gentle Giant, Gryphon), but they mix up a lot of influences and styles here.

"The band's self-produced debut album is a mature musical work that combines a strong Italian folk sensibility, courtesy of Saracino's violin arrangements, with a devotion to 1970s symphonic prog. [This] has the potential to establish MACROSCREAM...

This reissue, in fine, remastered sound from the folks at BGO who always do a good job, presents the entire oeuvre this band.

The first, self-titled album from 1968 is a weirdo classic of San Francisco psychedelia that was a big influence on...

"The Sound of Places is Earth Talk’s second record; a CD where they reveal the inspiration induced by the magic of various places they have visited through the years. They obviously absorbed the energy that emanated from those planetary terrains, as...

Newly remastered and expanded version - with four bonus tracks and a huge booklet of photos and liner notes!

"The 1974 follow up to their startling debut Stillpoint is another progressive rock gem, another chapter in the story of one of...

Very nice, early (1970), song-based progressive rock, ala early Wigwam, Junipher Green, Traffic, by this trio of vocals/guitars/piano/organ, bass & drums. Their 4th & final "real" release, this is, "...arguably their best effort, veering in a more...

Ken Vandermark (reeds); Christof Kurzmann (electronics); Devin Hoff (bass); Tim Daisy (drums).

"The evolution of Ken Vandermark continues with his new quartet Made To Break, an electric/acoustic ensemble that bridges his musical strengths of...

Christof Kurzmann, electronics / Devin Hoff, bass / Ken Vandermark, reeds / Tim Daisy, drums.

"The released of “Provoke” is the result of a three day series of concerts, by a Ken Vandermark’s new project, during the commemoration, in Lisbon...

"It starts in the style of Pink Floyd and remains worth listening to until the end. The very best parts are the long instrumental passages. Although the LP’s title is given in German the language of the songs is English. With Mellotron and flute...

Madlove is a one-shot band led by Trevor Dunn. As it sez here, "Trevor Dunn, co-founder, composer and bass player for a multitude of bands including Mr. Bungle and Fantômas, partner to modern day madmen John Zorn and Mike Patton is set to release his...

This dynamic NY guitar/bass/drums trio covers a range from Jim Hall ballads to Blood Ulmer funk harmolodics. Changing time signatures and arrangements that stop on a dime alternate with gorgeous renditions of classic Jewish melodies, making this an ext...

The significance of the name Zion80 is how it relates to Fela Kuti's Africa70 and Egypt80 bands! This is kind of an amazing mash up of Radical Jewish Culture (the music of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach) performed in the style of Afrobeat's greatest exponent...

Madovsky is Franck Chionna on bass, samples and percussion with drums & percussion by Emmanuel Charmot. Franck is a Frenchman now living in Montreal and I was turned onto his work by Richard Pinhas, who heard his material when Richard was appearing in ...

First-ever reissue on CD, this is the band's second and best album and it include 3 bonus tracks as well!

"This band from Bergamo was formed around 1970, and had a long life that lasted until 1978. Their name means dawn in Spanish. The group derived from some 60's beat bands like I Condor, that included bass player Alessandro Zanelli and keyboardist Franco Orlandini (from Mat 65 and who later worked with Equipe 84 and Claudio Rocchi), and later changed name to Le Lunghe Storie, and along them...

After a very, very long time quiet, ProgQuebec have returned for one last hurrah with this excellent archival release, which was issued in a limited quantity.
Like many of the other bands during Quebec’s golden age of progressive rock, there is a lot of influence from the major UK names and also a lot of influence from Gentle Giant (who, admittedly, were more popular in Quebec than they were in the USA).
This is a fine, totally professionally recorded progressive rock release from 1976, that...

I am not really sure how many of you this will appeal to, but I think that this is a marvelous record. Consisting of originals, but very obviously based on folk forms and melodies, the lineup is: Christian Maes-accordion, Thierry Bruneau-vielle a roue ...

"Tigermoth Productions presents the new live DVD from award winning progressive rock band Magenta. "Chaos From the Stage" is the bands first full live electric DVD since the 2007 release "Live at the Point".
The DVD contains the full concert filmed at the Assembly, Leamington Spa on 21st November 2015. The set featured in the performance is largely drawn from the band's latest releases "Metamorphosis"," Chameleon" and the bands last album "The Twenty Seven Club", although there are also old favorites..

"Without abandoning the sense of melody and dynamics that remain the Magenta trademark, Metamorphosis sees the band taking a darker, more intense path with powerful, sometimes disturbing subject matter. "I think this album is going to surprise a lot of..

"Magenta's 2017 studio release - their seventh - marks a first for the band as it's the first album where the live and studio line-up are one and the same.
Featuring only three songs (including the 26 minute Trojan), We Are Legend represents a bold new step for the Progressive stalwarts.
Rob Reed says, 'It was time to try something different, musically and lyrically. I've always kept to a relatively small musical pallet with the previous albums, but I felt that we had reached a crossroads and...


How amazingly cool is it that you can actually see The Magic Band (now consisting of John French, Mark Boston, Denny Walley and Gary Lucas + Michael Traylor and Robert Arthur Williams) performing at certain select dates in the 21st century?!! I can't t...

I hope that there will be more from the Magic Band (now consisting of John French, Mark Boston, Denny Walley and Gary Lucas), but for now, this album of well recorded live rehearsals of 17 classic tracks by the band - some now recast as instrumentals...

If you read John French's amazing book, "Through the Eye of Magic", you'll know how much these musicians suffered to bring you this music. Still, 40-45 years later, the joy and greatness of these pieces remains and if anyone can play this music...

"A stellar concert of the Captain's music recorded in London at Chelsea Under The Bridge during their 2013 spring tour. Led by the mercurial John "Drumbo" French, with Danny "Feelers Reebo" Walley and Mark "Rockette Morton" Boston, and supported by...

I discovered Magic Malik about a decade ago when he and his group played at the French Embassy. He's an amazing flute player and he and his group performed an interesting and unique 'rehearsal intensive' jazz/rock thing. He's little known in the USA...

I discovered Magic Malik about 15 years ago when he and his group played at the French Embassy. He's an amazing flute player and he and his group performed an interesting and unique 'rehearsal intensive' jazz/rock thing. He's little known in the USA but a real talent. This, what is apparently his 3rd album, is on the fabulous and sadly extinct Label Bleu imprint and features the following:
Malik Mezzadri-flute
Denis Guivarch'h-alto sax (also of Forgas Band Phenomena!)
Or Solomon-piano...

"Sunbeam Masters is a series of deluxe CDs celebrating some of the most enduring underground albums of the 1960s and 1970s. Manufactured to the highest standards, each is presented in a mini-LP gatefold sleeve, complete with a full-color booklet...