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Personel: Evan Parker (ts), Ingebrigt Haker Flaten (b), Paal Nilssen-Love (d), Sten Sandell (p)

"It has been said that jazz is a voracious musical language, eating all kinds of other music to serve its hybrid nature as a mix of European and...

"Tired of hearing music designed for teenagers? Bored with all that revisionist jazz and self-indulgent art-noise? Here's something completely unexpected, from veterans of Motor Totemist Guild, Thinking Plague, 5UU's, and Giant Ant Farm. The result of this detour from their usual avant-gardism is a splendid recording, made mostly live in a barn in the south of France, of a 21st Century song-cycle representing a tongue-in-cheek manifesto for middle age in crisis. But this is not a collection of songs so....

"Tired of hearing music designed for teenagers? Bored with all that revisionist jazz and self-indulgent art-noise? Here's something completely unexpected, from veterans of Motor Totemist Guild, Thinking Plague, 5UU's, and Giant Ant Farm. The result of this detour from their usual avant-gardism is a splendid recording, made mostly live in a barn in the south of France, of a 21st Century song-cycle representing a tongue-in-cheek manifesto for middle age in crisis. But this is not a collection of songs so....

A collection of rehearsal tapes, live tapes and outtakes by this German band, from 1971-1975. Over 35' comes from 1971-1972, the time of their 1st album and their best period, but there also includes some work from the time of their 3rd album, Only The...

"French progressive rock collective Nine Skies have been weaving their rock, jazz, classical and progressive influences for several years now – combining their acoustic instrumentation with deep, poignant and poetic lyrics. Their well-received 2017 debut Return Home looked at a range of different characters from modern city life. Their second album, Sweetheart Grips, released in late 2019, was a dense, complex and often heart-breaking exploration of the experience of a young soldier in the Second World...

“In late November of 2018, long-time collaborators (& life-long Los Angelenos) Carlos Niño & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson flew to Chicago to participate in the album release performance of Makaya McCraven’s Universal Beings. Just 11 months prior, Carlos & Miguel were part of recording the ‘Los Angeles Side’ of Universal Beings at Jeff Parker’s house in Altadena, California, and this performance in Chicago would be the first time that all of the musicians reunited to re-learn and perform the music they’d...

“This album spotlights a surprising chapter of Jeff Buckley's creativity in tandem with acclaimed guitarist and songwriter Gary Lucas. Circa 1991-92, during an intense 10 months period, Jeff and Gary wrote 12 songs for Gary's band "Gods and Monsters" which featured Jeff as lead singer.
They all began with Gary composing solo guitar instrumentals, complete with the riffs and harmonic structure, to which Jeff added a vocal melody and lyrics. After their packed debut concert in St. Ann's Church...

Excellently done reissue of this very twee psychedelic pop album from 1968. This CD includes four bonus tracks.

"In view of the commercial appeal of much of this multi-instrumental duo's music, it is surprising they did not achieve greater recognition. Campbell-Lyons, who came from Ealing, had previously been in pre-July band Second Thoughts...[their] follow-up All Of Us was an even more poignant collection of often dreamy pop songs. Two tracks, the sad but beautiful Tiny Goddess, which was...

"A new re-mastered and expanded edition of the legendary album Black Flower, recorded by the UK band Nirvana in 1969.
Black Flower was the final album under the Nirvana name to feature the duo of Patrick Campbell Lyons and Alex Spyropoulos, who had recorded two classic albums for Island Records in 1967 and 1968 (The Story of Simon Simopath and All of Us). Black Flower was begun with the intention of being Nirvana’s third album release for Island, but Island founder Chris Blackwell declined to release..

Excellently done reissue of this very twee psychedelic pop album from 1967. This CD includes the entire album in both the original mono and stereo mixes, some of which have some significant differences, as well as a previously unreleased version of one of the songs, as well as three single B-sides.

"In view of the commercial appeal of much of this multi-instrumental duo's music, it is surprising they did not achieve greater recognition. Patrick Campbell-Lyons, who came from Ealing, had previously

(UK) Trio Music (1998). W/ John Wolf Brennan.

"#N/A (literally, Nisennenmondai with Adrian Sherwood) is a new studio album which sees the cult Japanese trio filtering their epic motorik jams through the mixing desk of the legendary dub producer.From their initial beginnings as a noisy no wave band openly referencing influences such as Sonic Youth, DNA and This Heat, they have since honed and streamlined their sound into a more minimalistic pulse with an emphasis on the hypnotic possibilities of repetition, creating a sound that can be likened to...

Really fascinating Japanese trio of guitar, bass & drums who stick together noise, repetition, no-wave, electronica, motorik, dance-music, and sound in a way that no one else does. You won't believe that they aren't an 'electronic' group...

"Born in Japan and a resident of New York since 2001, Aya Nishina is a very special and beautiful spirit whose work touches upon nature, spirituality and the deepest human emotions. Five years in the making "Flora" is a brilliant suite of pieces for...

A musical project that recovers and/or is inspired by Greek songs from Southern Italy, where even today you can find echoes of the Hellenic culture that colonized the area 3,000 years ago. Intense and melismatic voices are joined by instruments both old..

This is the band that keyboardist RJ Stips of Supersister has been in for 35 years!

“Their 1987 studio album ‘In The Dutch Mountains’ recorded LIVE in their own Werf-studio in Amsterdam was The Nits' most successful album to date and the first to gain a U.K. and U.S. release. The album opener and title track “In The Dutch Mountains” reached several charts in Europe and remains one of the band's best known songs. Maybe even better, although less successful, is the album's other single...

The group's 3rd album, from 1980. This is pre the arrival of R.J. Stips, so that immediately dilutes some of the appeal for many folks reading this. Having said that, this is still very good, very smart & clever pop music of its era. Conditionally...

The group's 5th album, from 1983 and the first where R.J. Stips has joined the band.

"There seems little doubt that were they not so geographically challenged, the Nits would be one of the most widely respected bands in the world today...

The group's 2nd album, from 1979. This is pre the arrival of R.J. Stips, so that immediately dilutes some of the appeal for many folks reading this. Having said that, this is still very good, very smart & clever pop music of its era. Conditionally...

The group's 4th album, from 1981. This is pre the arrival of R.J. Stips, so that immediately dilutes some of the appeal for many folks reading this. Having said that, this is still very good, very smart & clever pop music of its era. Conditionally...

The debut album by a NJ band that is one of those interesting new bands that performs progressive rock in a modern way.

As my pal Ken said, they take the sound of the 70s, wipe the dirt off and polish and present it in a way that sounds fresh and not musty.

The most obvious comparison is to Beardfish, who also present a 70s kinda sound in a not 70s kinda way. A REALLY very good debut.

"Improvisation, over time, yields access to substratum vistas of altogether unseen colouration. This is characteristic of a place in which our music occurs. It may be heard simultaneously here on earth, it may be heard now in the future in surround...

This is the first release by this 'low end' saxophone trio from Toulouse, France. Consisting of composer Marc Démereau on baritone sax and Marc Maffiolo and Florian Nastorg on bass saxes (!), this is not a jazz or improvised music release; it really has more in common with rehearsal intensive avant-rock music, ala, say "Blast" while still allowing some room for solos.
Fairly indescribable beyond what I've said above; with these three POWERFUL low-end saxes pushing out the riffs, it rocks a lot more...

A string quartet that ''finds it's inspiration & energy in the hustle & bustle of the city.'' Compositions & improvisations.


The innovative and brilliant Liam Noble debuts on Basho with an all-star band. Features Liam Noble on piano, a multi reed frontline with Stan Sulzmann on tenor and soprano saxes and flute and Chris Biscoe on alto and soprano sax and alto clarinet, Mick...

Excellent, very composerly UK jazz pianist meets up with the great US rhythm section of Tom Rainey and Drew Gress + guitarist Phil Robson. Recommended!

"Romance Among the Fishes", recorded in New York in August 2004, came out of a commission...

“Nodens Ictus are a British electronic music project formed by Ed Wynne and Joie Hinton in 1986 as an ethereal offshoot of UK psychedelic rock band Ozric Tentacles. The Cozmic Key was the first Nodens album for 17 years when self-released in December 2017.
With various line-ups over the years, the band have played live semi-frequently since the late '80's often supporting Ozric shows.
Ed Wynne is, without doubt, a gifted instrumentalist, a visionary, a prodigal symphonist and one of the UK's...

"'Nous" is the fourth album by Nodo Gordiano, a band from Rome born in the late '90s as a cover band of King Crimson, Pink Floyd and Genesis. This work represents their artistic maturity coming from an evolution lasting over fifteen years; besides the...

This is the offshoot of the goth/death metal group Embyrium, who faded out in 2002. The two guys behind Embyrium founded symphonic rock project shortly after and released their first in 2005 with this one following in 2006. It's solidly symphonic rock...

This is the offshoot of the goth/death metal group Embyrium, who faded out in 2002. The two guys behind Embyrium founded symphonic rock project shortly after and released their first in 2005 with this, their third and most recent as of this writing...

This is the offshoot of the goth/death metal group Embyrium, who faded out in 2002. The two guys behind Embyrium founded symphonic rock project shortly after and released this in 2005. It's solidly symphonic rock, but you can hear very modern overtones...

For me, Noetra are one of the all-time greatest groups who never had a record released during their actual lifetime (a sad distinction, but a distinction nonetheless). This is the fourth (and I am told the final) release from this ensemble. Noetra...


Omri Ziegele: Alto Saxophone, Voice
Ray Anderson: Trombone
Jan Schlegel: E-Bass
Dieter Ulrich: Drums, Bugle

"The Zürich trio Noisy Minority with New York tombone player Ray Anderson: Anderson is the outstanding trombonist of the American jazz scene, and Noisy Minority, Zurich saxophonist Omri Ziegele’s band, is known for its modern jazz with expressive power, drive and buoyancy. Bandleader Ziegele composed eight new pieces for the album “Wrong Is Right”. It’s a dare-devil ride in...

"Clive Nolan (Pendragon, Arena) returns with his new solo project - 'Alchemy - a musical"". In addition to Clive himself, the album features well known prog artists Tracy Hitchings (Landmarq, Strangers on a Train), Andy Sears (Twelfth Night), Paul Manzi..

Diversion is the second album from Noma, an ensemble formed and directed by trombonist Tom Walsh . It was recorded live at La Sala Rossa in December 2002 and at the Music Gallery in Toronto in 2000. Noma is a gigantic laboratory. In the left corner: a ...

"With roots in internationally highly acclaimed bands like KULTIVATOR and UR KAOS, Ingemo Rylander and Johan Hedren invites you to a dreamy journey for the open minded. A rocking groove in the bottom with swirling rhythmes from a rich melodic musical...

Torn between their influences of Kate Bush, Miles Davis, Talk Talk, and latter-day heroes Massive Attack and De La Soul, No-Man (Tim Bowness and Steven "Porcupine Tree" Wilson) have managed to formulate and nurture a textured sound reminiscent of dusty...

"This is a record thats nothing like typical (space) prog, but still cant be named anything else (however, maybe by adding words like, space prog pop rock or space prog dance rock). Although it sounds nothing like Steven Wilsons normal band Porcupine Tree, youll still find these typical things in the musics composition and the way it is played. Its so typically Steven Wilson. This is a good thing mind you!... This album is absolutely a must for anyone who likes Porcupine Tree, Pink Floyd and/or Archive."...

"This 2017 release sees the band extend further the reach of it's panoramic textural twists on the ballad tradition and firmly establishing itself as one of the most intriguing British bands of the last decade."

The 2nd release by this LA-based duo. Using female voice, clarinets, strings, keyboards, bass & drums they combine a large number of influences (art rock, Art Bears, art-song, electronics) into their own blend. [Victo]

The NNCK band's performance at Victo from 5/21/05 is a great, heaving, post-psychedelic-but-still-psychedelic record from this seven piece improvising rock collective from New York City. They have been a band since 1992 and have had their own practice...

Really nice spacey/trancy music based on echoplexed acoustic guitars and built up with multiple guitars, bass, piano, accordion, mandolin and whatever else Mark found to bang on. Sort of like a cross between Achim Reichel and Deuter's "D" album, but...

“A reissue of Luigi Nono's Musica Manifesto N. 1, originally released in 1969. Long considered, with Pierre Boulez and Karlheinz Stockhausen, to be one point in the trinity of the post-war avant-garde, Luigi Nono was one of the most important and singular composers to emerge in the years following the Second World War. Nono's music infused the avant-garde with a sense of emotion and moral consciousness which had been previously unheard, seeking to join advanced forms of music in the social struggles of...

“A drummer and composer whose music enthusiastically defies category, Sean Noonan prefers the title "Rhythmic Storyteller" - an apt description for a modern-day sonic griot who spins imaginative yarns in the ancient tradition of wandering minstrels while weaving captivating narrative tapestries via his unique polyrhythmic language. On Tan Man's Hat, the second release by his harmolodic jazz-rock ensemble Pavees Dance, Noonan draws inspiration from the soul to the stars with his stunningly adventurous...

"Kjell Nordeson (drums) and Aram Shelton (alto sax) both found their way to the San Francisco Bay Area in the mid-2000s, from Sweden and Chicago respectively. Their first project together was Cylinder (Clean Feed CF219) with Darren Johnston and Lisa...

LEFT channel:
Fredrik Nordström tenor & baritone saxophones
Mats Äleklint trombone
Filip Augustson double bass
Christopher Cantillo drums
RIGHT channel:
Fredrik Ljungkvist clarinet & tenor saxophone
Niklas Barnö trumpet
Torbjörn Zetterberg double bass
Fredrik Rundqvist drums

"In his new album, saxophonist and composer Fredrik Nordström deals with a format that reminds of a double quartet of the same type as Ornette Coleman recorded in the early

Fredrick Nordstrom , tenor sax/Fredrick Rundqvist, drums/Mats Äleklint, trombone/Mattias Ståhl, vibes/Torbjorn Zetterberg, bass.

Great album; the combination of instruments and the general feel reminds me of a more avant-garde (but not SO much...

“The reissue of impossible-to-find cult album Lady Maid by Japanese outfit Normal Brain. Originally released in 1981 as a limited vinyl pressing of 300 copies on Agi Yuzuru's fabled experimental label Vanity Records (R.N.A. Organism, Dada, Sympathy Nervous, Tolerance), Lady Maid is a testament to the creativity of the early '80s Japanese electronic and experimental scene, encapsulating a prolific era when audio gear became affordable for musicians to explore sounds in the comfort of their home, free...