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"Classic and important '66 release from the innovative drummer Sunny Murray in a quintet session, remastered and with bonus interview track between Murray and ESP label founder Bernard Stollman."...

Excellent works by Robert Musci and Giovanni Venosta, two Italian composers. Using samplers, synths, tapes and more, they combine their music with ethnic recordings.
Their use of recorded ethnic voices and rhythms combined with their own work makes for a cross between Jon Hassell & Holger Czukay. This is 75 minutes of music from their two early ReR lp titles Water Messages On Desert Sand and Urban And Tribal Portraits. For me, Water Messages especially was their best work....

"In the late 1980s two globetrotting Milanese composers joined forces to produce an acclaimed and prescient record made in equal parts from their own performances and ethnic field recordings, a little in the manner of Eno/Byrne's "My Life in the Bush...

This ensemble was formed to perform live music to films. The score straddles genres, running the gamut between composed, improvised, graphic, atmospheric and avant garde movie soundtrack. The films were three silent black and white classics: Joris Iven...

This is the 1st new work by these Italian composers since their two ReR releases from 10 years ago. They've got a new partner too. ''...a stunning accomplishment...both exceptional & exceptionally strange.''-Cadence. [Victo]

Excellent works by two Italian composers. Using samplers, synths, tapes & more, they combine their music with ethnic recordings. Their use of recorded ethnic voices & rhythms combined with their own music makes for a cross between Jon Hassell & Holger Czukay.

“A Noise, A Sound, originally released in 1992. The third episode of the alchemical association between Roberto Musci and Giovanni Venosta, reprinted for the first time. This work seems to be even more enigmatic than the previous ones....

Museo Rosenbach are one of the very top tier of the 'one and done' 'Rock Progressivo Italian' bands of the 70s, releasing a dark, sinister classic. Now, 40 years (!) after their first, classic release Zarathustra, they return with a new studio album...

In 1997, before the term ‘kozmigroov’ was in general use, Mushroom played their first-ever show at the Make Out Room in San Francisco. 22 years later, they came back for more...

“Since 1997, Mushroom (from the San Francisco Bay Area) has performed their own flavor of 1970's inspired psychedelic instrumental grooves - plus collaborations with Krautrock legends Faust, Soft Machine's Kevin Ayers, Daevid Allen of Gong, Bundy K. Brown of Tortoise, and jazz trumpeter Eddie Gale (who did two ground...

Mushroom Giant are an Australian instrumental band, basically consisting of dual guitars, bass and drums, but one of the guitarists also often uses Hammond organ and Fender Rhodes piano.

Their sound is very cinematic and even think so too...



"Music of Savages. The name of this project comes from a xenophobic saying of a French musician to Arthur Decloedt, when this São Paulo double bassist was living for some time in Paris. The music in question in that sad episode was, you guessed... Brazilian music. Returned to his country, Decloedt and saxophonist Filipe Nader decided both to turn that negative remark to a positive one, formulating a “savage” (read: spontaneous and free) kind of Brazilian jazz, to differentiate it from bossa nova and...

"This 4-CD set, covering the years 1967–2007, comprises the best surviving recorded documents from four decades of performances, personally curated by its three core members—Alvin Curran, Frederic Rzewski, and Richard Teitelbaum. As such, it is an...

"In the fall of 1966 a group of composers that included Frederic Rzewski, Alvin Curran, Allen Bryant, Jon Phetteplace, Giuseppe Chiari and Richard Teitelbaum organized 'Avanguardia Musicale I', a festival of several consecutive nights at the Accademia...

Frederic Rzewski-piano, voice
Richard Tietelbaum-keyboards, computer
Alvin Curran-keyboards, computer, shofar

Recorded on the 50th anniversary of M.E.V.’s founding!

“The trio’s hour-long improvisation was a beautiful unfolding of musical ideas that culminated in a fable told/spoken by Rzewski that summed up the beauty and terror of the last one hundred years of war and displacement, proving that creativity does not necessarily diminish with age. In a way, this was the most...

This was the first of two BYG titles by MEV, originally issued in 1969 and reissued here for the very first time from the original master tapes.

"Formed in Rome in the late 60s, the ever shifting collective Musica Elettronica Viva included such luminaries as Fred Rzewski, Alvin Curran and Richard Teitelbaum among others, and aimed to conduct the most radical experiments in sound possible. Although the above were primarily composers they were greatly inspired by avant-garde jazz titans such as...

This Israeli progressive rock band has gathered a bit of a reputation for a bit of a unfortunate reason: despite being well regarded and well received by those who have seen them/heard their demos, they recorded this album in 2005 (with Udi Koomran...

Musica Urbana is one of the great bands of the Spanish progressive scene. Their fairly well known first, from 1976, is a stone classic.
This is their much less well known second release, and which has been hard to find for decades now. I don't personally rate it quite as highly as their 1st, but I don't rate much quite as highly as their first....!
Joan Albert Amargos: keyboards, sax, clarinets, whistle
Carles Benavent / bass, mandolin, cuica
Jordi Bonell / electric guitar, spanish guita

Three GREAT albums (one never before heard or even known to have existed!) plus an amazing book that sets the scene for the Catalonian progressive scene just after Franco. Chris / ReR have really done a great job on this. Hugely recommended, even if you have two of the CDs already, because the unreleased disc and the booklet are both amazing!

“This box collects and restores two legendary and totally great mid-70s releases, met at the time with extravagant critical acclaim but few sales outside of..

Josh Sinton-baritone sax
Jason Ajemian-acoustic bass
Chad Taylor-drums & percussion
Musicianer is led by baritone saxist extra-ordinaire, Josh Sinton, who we have worked with in the great Steve Lacy-repertoire band Ideal Bread, but here Josh gets to show off his compositional chops as well as his playing chops.
This is a band of new jazz superstar equals: Jason leads the very excellent Folklords as well as playing in many, many other projects, and Chad is probably best known for his 20..

You don't know anything about this (I can say that with real certainty, because I didn't either), but a lot of you will want this, if only because you bought and were slayed by the newer release by Muskox, "Invocation/Transformations".
Muskox are a Canadian instrumental quintet and this is their fourth release. It sez here, "5 Pieces is the first full-length release from Toronto's progressive acoustic jazz ensemble Muskox, who continue to develop the sound established on their previous three EPs....

Later release in a die-cut outer slipcase. Out of print world-wide!

Os Mutantes (The Mutants) were one of the first psychedelic bands to emerge from Brazil. Their first 3 albums are all considered important late 60's albums, but this, their first, is considered to be the most 'important', as it is one of the beginning ...

This is the import-only edition that includes 2 extra tracks not found elsewhere!

"Debut albums can often be like a brand new TV show. Do I really want to get sucked in to another one because I already watch so many. Will it even be good anyway? In the case of The Mute Gods, listening to their debut album turned out to be more than worth it and it looks like this will be a band worth getting into for the long haul. For those who do not know, The Mute Gods is the brainchild of bassist and...

"Drummer/percussionist Moe! Staiano (Moe!kestra!, ex-Sleepytime Gorilla Museum) had always wanted to have a band of his own. Finding suitable candidates in the young talents of guitarist Ava Mendoza (Caroliner, Carla Bozulich's Evangelista), and bassist..


Marta Sebastien appears with Muzsikas on this album that traces the influence of Eastern European music on Bartok's music, by performing Bartok's music, as well as the Eastern European sources that influenced particular tracks.

Corey Mwamba - vibraphone, glockenspiel, beak flute
Laura Cole - piano
Andy Champion - double bass
Johnny Hunter - drums, small percussion

“The idea for putting together this group, at the time I did, represents a slow movement. This is a group of people that I had wanted to put together for a while; some of the music was written almost fifteen years ago. But then, as it began, we accelerated; we played live four times, the final time coinciding with my last time.
Andy...

Poignant isn’t normally a word I would use to describe MX-80 (usually it’s loud, brash and outrageous), but since their guitar-extraordinaire and linchpin, Bruce Anderson died last year and this was the album he had finished when he died, it’s poignant to me personally. And, with the double trio line up (2 guitars, 2 basses, 2 drums + Rich Stim), it’s one of their great ones!

“MX-80 Sound is an eclectic American art-rock band founded in 1974 in Bloomington, USA, by guitarist Bruce Anderson...

This is the second album by this psychedelic group consisting of the dueling electric guitars of Nicklas Barker of Anekdoten and Mathias Danielsson of Makajodama and Gösta Berlings Saga! They really do some seriously slaying axe work in a kinda post...

Maurizio Opalio-cosmic guitar, mini xylophone, meteor percussion and Roberto Opalio-astral guitar, piano, extraterrestrial electronics, harmonica, planetary percussion, voice. “Each album or performance by My Cat Is An Alien is an invitation to leave...

"Clandestine auteurs the Opalio Brothers (aka My Cat Is An Alien) have deftly sprinkled our solar system with their beautifully fragile, arcane soundscape/tracks via their own Opax label, as well as multimedia collaborations with vanguards such as Sonic..

"The Brothers Opalio return with their second collaborative album for Atavistic, following up on 2009's "Through the magnifying glass of tomorrow" enhanced double-cd. This time MY CAT IS AN ALIEN have teamed up with Romana Ponzini (vocals/Japanese percussion, and Lee Ranaldo (guitars... OBVIOUSLY/bells/vocals) for a 2008 session, captured live at INTERZONA in Verona, Italy. Like the extant MCIAA tapestry of international collaborations, "all is lost" continues their spectacular latter-day exploration of...

Sporting one of the least-attractive covers I can remember in quite some time, this is actually a really good instrumental album that crosses aspects of post-rock, psych and even bits of freak-folk/new weird Americana. The band consists of...

"There must be something on the air, or in it, to explain the space rock blooming in central Texas. This Austin sextet expands on the arc-riff grandeur of local travelers Explosions in the Sky with John Cale-like viola and simple, rising melodies that tak


Sharon Van Etten (voice), Nick Butcher (electronics, turntable, guitar, keyboards), Mike Reed (drums, bass, baritone ukulele, editing), Jason Stein (bass clarinet).

"..the transformation of free improvisation into delicate meditations that veer..

My Sleeping Karma are a all-instrumental stoner/psych band from Germany comparable to My Brother The Wind and other modern desert/stoner/psych/Kraut guitar bands. There's a real contemplative air amongst the total guitar jamz going down here, which...

"Brilliant German Krautrock Underground band, famous for the collectors because of their 1971 Bacillus album. This CD contains 4 unreleased tracks from 1971 (19 minutes) recorded at a broadcast session for SWF radio. Those songs are in the vein of the...

"One of the most beautiful of all Book of Angels ensembles, Mycale is an evocative a cappella vocal quartet featuring four of the most creative voices in New Music. In their second CD release they are tighter than ever and approach the Masada music...

This is modern, cosmic space rock of the highest order. It doesn't sound 45 years old, but I found it very reminiscent of all the things I like about Amon Düül II. Hugely recommended!

There’s a confounding nature to the comfort constructed by The Myrrors throughout the flawless forty minutes of “Entranced Earth,” the third full-length album from the transcendentally-tuned, Tuscon-tied desert die-hards (and their second for Beyond Beyond Is Beyond Records).
Those looking for terra firma – for..

"If you turn your eyes to gaze even momentarily at the current state of our shared human environment, you’ll be forgiven for thinking it may be an unusual time to spend much time in consideration of “victory.” The forces that seek to stall progress and the forces that seek to pollute progress are intertwined, the path to progress choked, gasping for the breath of new ideas. It’s against this backdrop that we reconnect with the The Myrrors, and their beautiful, bewildering new album, “Hasta La Victoria...

"Their first album of new studio recordings in over two decades. Better known to many as Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares (Grammy winner for Best Traditional Folk Recording), BooCheeMish sees the esteemed Bulgarian choir performing together with erstwhile 4AD Records label mate Lisa Gerrard (co-founder of the duo Dead Can Dance) on several tracks, thereby uniting two of the most distinctive vocal acts working in music. In successfully connecting Bulgarian folklore with other traditions and cultures, the...

"If Mythic Sunship aren't the shape of psychedelic music to come, it's in no small part because there are so few out there who could hope to match what they do."-The Obelisk

“Mythic Sunship played three shows at the 2019 edition of Roadburn. Changing Shapes documents the most ferocious and courageous of the three.
It follows 2018's Another Shape Of Psychedelic Music. Changing Shapes is a continuation of those ideas, not just a live performance of previous material (only two tracks from...

"Bridging the gap between heavy riff-worship and expansive, free-jazz experimentation alongside perfectly timed outbursts of psychedelic spontaneity is no easy task, but Copenhagen’s MYTHIC SUNSHIP embrace every facet of that challenge with an awe-inspiring ease. Having made a name for themselves by incorporating John Coltrane-style jazz elements into the world of modern psychedelic music, there is something intensely alluring about a band that enforces a scorched earth policy when it comes to looking...

“With their new album Wildfire, renowned Copenhagen-quintet Mythic Sunship begins a new chapter of the free-form rock journey that has seen them put out a critically acclaimed album annually for the last five years and made them one of Europe's most interesting new psychedelic bands.
Ripping apart the foundation that the previous albums were built upon, the group has reinvented itself to present an album showcasing the band at it's core and most primal form. Recorded over the course of four intense...

“Mythica were a folk & poetry band from Oxford, formed by Pete Dobson (guitar,vocals), Pete Lynch (violin, guitar, banjo) and Arf Billington (harmonica,vocals).
They recorded several times for the BBC, a demo album at Zella and also demos at George Martin AIR Recorded in the Summer of 1969 and predating COB's debut to which this LP has similarities in tone and compositions. Sleeve notes by the band.
A significant addition to Britain's historic Folk Rock recordings it's one to file alongside...

"Mythopoetry is the debut album of the Norwegian progressive rock act Mythopoeic Mind. The project is the brainchild of Steinar Børve, saxophonist and founding member of the RIO-/Cantebury-inspired instrumental band Panzerpappa who´s merits include playing and recording with Cantebury legend Richard Sinclair. Although Cantebury still is an important musical inspiration to Børve, Mythopoeic Mind has a stronger flavour of symphonic rock than anything he has done before.
The album was recorded during...