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''Heir of a Senegales griot family & lead vocalist of Orchestre National du Senegal, Dou Dou shows his double skill on voice & percussion. Refusing the techno-banality that swamps so much current World Music, Thiato Thiate wins over the listener throug...

NDIO was formed from the ashes of the Holland-based Hugh Hopper Band. Some time after the Hopper Band disbanded, saxophonist Frank van der Kooij, a key member from the start, asked Hopper to join a project under his leadership. Frank also invited two o...

Frank van der Kooij - tenor & soprano saxophone / bass clarinet
Hugh Hopper - bass
Robert Jarvis - trombone
Paul Maassen - synths & piano
Kim Weemhoff - drums
Niels Brouwer - guitar
Henk de Laat - double bass (on 'The City')

This is quite a treat to see come out 15 years after the band originally ended! This is a professional sounding live recording of what both Frank and Hugh remembered as being one of the band’s best gigs! Plus Ravel, which is quietly impressive (ju

"Live Rarities" is a selection of pieces picked for their unique „going beyond frontiers" quality, acknowledged retrospectively by the artists as a rare meeting with the „grain", the „it" of performance. Artistic daring and sensation have been favoured...

"Ali Neander from Frankfurt / Germany is a great guitar player . He has been one of the few who can consistently make you leap off your seat and whoop. Neander is not only a virtuoso improviser who doesn't seem to know what a cliche is, he is a natural...

"Litto Nebbia is an Argentinian musician with a long a storied history. He was originally a member of Los Gatos, an early beat/pop group as well as a member of Huinca. He has been responsible for about a slew of releases and I understand he's still...

"This album represents the beginning of the most creative phase of the threesome together with Jorge González and Néstor Astarita. Here they add music to the very unusual for their time lyrics culled from the poetry of Mirta Defilpo. A work of definite...

NeBelNeST are one of the most adventurous and energetic young bands to emerge on the international post-rock / avant-progressive scene in recent years. The young French band is noted for its dark symphonic rock music influenced by King Crimson, Pulsar ...

Out of print! Last copies! Nebelnest emerged with a bang out of France, with an excellent first album in 1998 and a second well received album in 2002. An instrumental quartet of keyboards, guitar, bass and drums, on their third album, Nebelnest add more...

The Necks are a great band and manage to do a huge amount within the restricted parameters they hold themselves to. Because they DO manage to do a huge amount, while all their albums are ‘good’, some of them are really great. IMO, this is one of their really great ones. Recommended.

“Australia's greatest cult band, The Necks, has a new piece to offer the world this summer, entitled 'Body.' Different again to all previous Necks albums (20 in total), the band has chosen 10 words and phrases that...

"This is the 13th release from Australian maverick trio The Necks, now approaching their 20th Anniversary, and still occupying a genre-group of one. Their slow, gripping, development of a single idea over the length of a whole CD, while somehow obvious, has proved un-copyable, mostly because it so much depends on the unique musical personalities and extreme virtuosity of these three, profoundly different, musicians.
Having established their theme, The Necks, with Chemist, break the habit of a...

“Hypnotic, sensuous, dream-like, enveloping, funky, seductive, subtle, credible. The Australian trio of drummer Tony Buck, double bassist Lloyd Swanton and pianist Chris Abrahams have broken all the rules. They've transformed their (mostly) acoustic jazz piano trio into an outfit whose music sounds more like ambient electronic dance music, than any conventional notion of jazz. There are huge influences from R&B, Kraut Rock, The Doors, ethnic musics, Miles Davis and John Coltrane. With this persuasive...

The Necks have many fine albums, but this remains their single greatest work, imo.

This is a single full hour piece that, like Manuel Gottsching's E2-E4, sets up what seems to be a simple groove, and then dances around within that simple....

"Now in their twenty-fourth year, the Necks' new release, Mindset, their sixteenth album features two starkly contrasting tracks: the pulsating, raw, 'Rum Jungle' and the slower building, rather hypnotic 'Daylights.' Polyrhythms imbue both pieces with powerful forward motion, embroiled with which ethereal piano patterns interweave with bass, drums, electronics, churning Hammonds and noise-guitars. Drummer and percussionist Tony Buck writes: Mindset shares some elements in common with our previous album...

"Now in their twenty-fourth year, the Necks' new release, Mindset, their sixteenth album features two starkly contrasting tracks: the pulsating, raw, 'Rum Jungle' and the slower building, rather hypnotic 'Daylights.' Polyrhythms imbue both pieces with powerful forward motion, embroiled with which ethereal piano patterns interweave with bass, drums, electronics, churning Hammonds and noise-guitars. Drummer and percussionist Tony Buck writes: Mindset shares some elements in common with our previous album...

"Another scorching, hypnotic, ground breaking, concept-expanding release from outstanding Australian trio The Necks. This new double CD re-writes the rules yet again. Mosquito begins with the scrunching sound of a hand drum with hanging rattles being draped over percussion, while a fragmentary high piano melody tinkles in the distance. These two elements persist for the entire hour of the CD, providing a supporting texture for the most gorgeous piano chord sequence youve ever heard, gently coaxed by a...

"Their first studio CD for three years - named after an industrial suburb in Sydney - famous mainly for its correctional facility - Silverwater ranges further and wider than the Necks' former releases, exploring a more sectional structure that counterposes extremes and contrasts, and possesses a greater sense of forward motion than we are accustomed to with this most economical of bands - though it still retains the long, hypnotic single-track iterative form for which they have been praised. Layers and...

The latest release by the extraordinary Australian improvising ambient/jazz trio, The Necks, is drawn from a soundtrack the group composed for the prize-winning Australian movie (recorded in 1997), The Boys. For the Necks this is a revolutionary move;...

"Formed in Australia the late 1980s by Chris Abrahams, Tony Buck and Lloyd Swanton, the NECKS have been hailed by the New York Times as 'one of the greatest bands in the world.

"Entirely new and entirely now...They produce a post-jazz, post...

The Necks have a lot of records out (this is their 21st), and, somehow, miraculously, they usually find something new to present or a new angle to present every time. This is one of their great ones!
“Three, the 21st album from legendary Australian instrumental trio The Necks, is a winding, textural, and visceral musical exploration through three individual, contrasting tracks that each delve into separate tenets of their sound. Three’s variety of tones and structures offer a glimpse into the...

"A concert recording from Townsville, Thuringowa, Northern Queensland, Australia from February 15, 2007. For over two decades the Necks have been stepping onto stages with absolutely nothing in mind, waiting for the first sound to happen and then following it through – with glacial inevitability, and never any sudden shift of gear - or introduction of new material – for an hour or so. Never mechanical minimalism - since each moment is invested with an intense presence – this is more a dense liquefaction...

"The Necks' 18th album, Vertigo, is an eventful, kaleidoscopic tone poem set against a darkly shimmering background. Slowly but inexorably moving forward, it crosses many frontiers yet remains true to the mission and mood established in the opening stanzas of this cinematic 44 minute journey. A work able to be viewed either as a whole, or two symmetrical halves, Vertigo sees The Necks once again offer an excursion in sound that reflects both the light and darkness of some preternatural world. Vertigo...

Necromandus was an obscure British band whose roots go back to the late 60s. By 1972, after extensive gigging, they caught the eye of Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi, who began managing the band.
Hailed as a 'second Sabbath", but with a progressive rock edge, the band sounded somewhat like a cross between Sabbath, Yes and Cressida with folk influences as well.
They recorded an album for Vertigo in 1973 and started opening for Sabbath and Tony Kaye's Badger, but the album was not released!...

Final of three releases. Digi sleeves have a small bit of shelf / shipping wear.

Famous for their eponymous album which is sought-after by collectors World-wide, Necronomicon came from Aachen, a city near the borders with the Netherlands and Belgium. They adapted the name Necronomicon from an H.P. Lovecraft novel and built up a spe...

This is the fifth album by Norway’s Needlepoint, who operate very much in the song arena of progressive rock. You can compare them to Caravan as another band who played progressive rock strongly centered on SONGS, but they don’t really sound like Caravan, just like Junipher Greene "Friendship" and Wigwam "Fairyport", two albums that (perhaps rightly) get compared to Caravan, don’t really sound like Caravan...
Like Sanguine Hum, another contemporary, SONG-centered progressive rock band, they are...


"Official reissue of ultra-rare 1970 underground psychedelic rock record born out of the early New Jersey scene and fueled by the revolutionary air of the period. The sound is raw basement fuzz guitar charged rock in it's purest form, inspired by the...

"Negativland’s newest album is the summation of years of on-air research and development of the Chopping Channel: A place on the dial where music—and lots more!—was swallowed, digested, exhumed, consumed, and presented for sale at prices that didn’t last long. Broadcasting live from Negativland’s legendary Over The Edge radio program, this album brings you cultural appropriation at its most typical, with jokes that aren’t that funny because they aren’t really jokes. Atop a relentlessly atomized mix of...

“Negativland's mirror image sequel to last year's True False, The World Will Decide turns the focus away from the very human inability to accurately define reality, and towards the technologies being built to do a better job at it. But if sorting true from false seemed like a full time job back when all one had to keep track of was one's own mind, life alongside the machines built to connect everyone only seems to multiply the uncertainties. On The World Will Decide, those uncertainties are made almost...

Collector's item. This CD is still in the original blister pack and has never been opened or played. A quick bit of background for those not in the know: In August of 1991, SST Records released an overpriced single by Negativland called U2, featurin...



“2CD, fold out eco-wallet. Nearly an hour of unreleased music on disc two. Contains a 24 page booklet with Nehls’ story told in great detail, with never before published photos.”

"A rock concept album, as progressive as it is psychedelic, recorded by a 17-year-old Tom Nehls and his high school friends in Minneapolis over a three-month period in late 1972.
Nehls original notes describe his influences: The Beatles, Zappa, Tolkien. But that amalgamation cannot prepare you for the depths that...

“Surprised the hell out of me. If (like me) you really liked the vaguely Zeuhl-ish experimental rock tracks from the first two Nekropolis albums but weren't too keen on the more ambient tracks, this'll be right up your alley. The brunt of this sounds like a combination of Red-era KC and the 80s KC that still kept things a bit chaotic and dissonant (i.e. Neurotica), albeit totally instrumental.”-rateyourmusic

The first release by this English group who spent their most popular and productive years in Germany, and are usually thought of as a German band.
In 1971, the band landed a contract with German Bellaphon and recorded their first album, which was a spacey concept work. This is by far their most psychedelic album, with incrediblely trippy keyboards and guitar; while they don't sound 'like' 1969 era Pink Floyd, that's a pretty good comparison, and psych/prog and 1968-1971 era Floyd fans will eat this...

“First mainstream reissue of the Nektar's reformation tour in 2004 featuring original members Roye Albrighton and Ron Howden, joined by Randy Dembo and Tom Hughes.
Includes songs from their concept album Journey To The Centre Of The Eye from 1971 which initially broke them in the USA. A psychedelic and prog rock classic from a band who originally formed in Germany in the late '60s Nektar live were always an experience, they had massive success in such a context, taking their prog sound into an arena..

Definitely not ‘professional’ recordings, but seems like soundboard tapes and much better sound than I was expecting, honestly, so this can be conditionally recommended!

“Spectacular five CD box set of vintage unreleased live recordings capturing one of the best live prog rock bands ever, Nektar, in their prime and at the height of their powers!
Three incredible concerts spread across five discs, this box set not only features the band's best loved songs from Remember The Future to King Of...

“First mainstream release of this Nektar live album - Live in Germany 2005' has only been available direct from the band.
This new edition features the full show including the previously unreleased tracks 'Telephone' and 'Angel'. Featuring the line-up of Roye Albrighton, Ron Howden, Randy Dembo and Tom Hughes. Remastered and approved by the members of Nektar.”

Reissue with 4 bonus tracks of one of the later albums by this UK-by-way-of-Germany band. The bonus tracks include an alternate mix of On The Run and, more interestingly, a demo of Away From Asgard, a live version of Midnight Lite and a alternate versi...

The seventh release by this English group who spent their most popular and productive years in Germany, and are usually thought of as a German band.
Recycled was the band's final studio release while still based in Germany and was a very high-budget release, befitting a band who were as popular as they were at this time (1975). This album also featured the addition of guest synthesist Larry Fast, who contributed excellently throughout. This was their final great studio album, and it was befittingly...

“Signing to the Bacillus label in 1971, Nektar achieved German success with the albums ‘Journey To The Centre Of The Eye’ and ‘A Tab In The Ocean’, and also gained a cult following in Britain and the USA where their albums were originally only available as imports.
It was with their 1973 double album ‘Sounds Like This’, that Nektar saw their first album release in the UK (on the United Artists label). Later hailed by Elton John as “an extraordinary album”, the record was recorded live in the studio...

Live from the Key Club, Hollywood, CA, September 3, 2011!

“Amazing DVD set of a live performance from one of the genre's most luminous bands -Nektar!”—LYRIC LOUNGE REVIEW

“Roye Albrighton, Ron Howden, Lux Vibratus and Klaus Henatsch - rip thru their incredible catalog of material from their illustrious past at the historic Key Club. For fans of Prog Rock bands like Yes, Pink Floyd, King Crimson and Space Rock bands like Amon Duul, Hawkwind, Neu and more!”

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I just saw Nektar last month and they put on a great, energetic show. For me, the new material which they performed at the concert and which is what this CD consists of, fit in perfectly with the older classics, which means that this can safely be recommended to any fan!

“The release of the stunning new studio album by the legendary band Nektar.
Throughout the 1970s Nektar released a series of acclaimed albums, scoring chart success in Germany (where the British band was based) and later in..

This new studio album by the current version of Nektar (Roy Albrighton & Ron Howden + keyboardist Klaus Henatsch and bassist/producer Billy Sherwood make the group a tidy quartet.

After a number of not so great albums, this album, perhaps...

Raw, squonky and tight trio of guitar, sax and drums. As they say below, think John Zorn, think Minutemen, think Fred Frith, think Boredoms, think of Ahleuchatistas and think of them all mashed together!...

Very good first effort from a new generation of French Zeuhl.
Carole Sauvage-Fender Rhodes
Yannick Duchene-guitar, vocals
William Pawelzik-bass
Christophe Gratien-drums

"Influences: Zeühl, Jazz-Rock-Progressif, Classique-Contemporain, Lyrique, Traditionnel, Musiques spirituelles..."
"First CD of this French band that has recently opened for Magma at Bourg les Valence. A superb recording, heavily influenced by Magma (sound, compositions & spirit). Very much recommended...

"First time on CD for these incredible sessions from the year of psychedelia's apex. Top notch floating underground psych with organ and harmonium -- features members of Please and The Flies who were later in legendary band T2 (the sleevenotes try to...


"Behind the name of Nerve Institute actually hides the genius of Mike Judge alone, composer and multi-instrumentalist (and a writer as well) from Kansas City, creator and collaborator of many projects with a clearly avant and experimental mark....