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“Back in 2002 North Sea Radio Orchestra were born in the lanes and alleys of the City of London, playing, in dusty old churches, a kind of chamber/alternative classical/folk high-Victorian hybrid music. Then escaping the City to play various festivals, arts establishments, 6Music sessions, venues of all kinds whilst releasing three studio albums to great critical acclaim. Now after a 4 year break they return with their fourth album 'Dronne'.
All NSRO music is composed, recorded and lead by guitarist...

"The band/group(led by Craig Fortnam) have been described as 'unique english chamber music' which, at best, only describes the tools of their trade, you'll hear chamber strings, choral music, english folkiness, romantic poetry, experimental organs...

This is a hand-numbered edition of 999 copies!

“This concert is a beautiful event, for me. These musicians seem to me to have have really grasped what my songs are about; but at the same time, created an entirely fresh way of putting the music together. I feel so honored and so grateful.”-Robert Wyatt, March 2019

“One of the greatest albums of the 1970s, beautifully reimagined and re-written for orchestra. I have listened to Rock Bottom hundreds of times, and thought I was familiar with...

Personel: Hitomi Tono'Oka (vib), Kevin Norton (d), Masahiko Kono (tb), Wilber Morris (b)

Formed in the Winter of 2000, Metaphor has already established a reputation as a group with integrity and originality in the New York music scene. Kevin...


“To call Anders Norudde a multi-instrumentalist is hardly an exaggeration. By count there are at least eight different types of instruments on this album, with variations within each instrument. But on his first solo disc, the man from Hedningarna revels in playing traditional music, as well as his own versions of the older forms. Fiddle and various bagpipe styles dominate, but on tracks like "Lomjans" he also shows himself remarkably adept on the moraharpa, the ancestor of the keyed nyckelharpa....


The second, eagerly awaited release from this band consisting of some of AltrOck's all-stars: , featuring two members of Yugen ("Ske" and Francesco Zago) two members of La Coscienza di Zeno (Gabriele Guidi Colombi and Alessio Calandriello + Martino....

You haven't heard or probably even heard of Not A Good Sign yet, but you definitely know some of the players. This is the AltrOck label's own 'supergroup', featuring two members of Yugen ("Ske" and Francesco Zago) two members of La Coscienza di Zeno...

Kelley Hurt – Voice

Chad Fowler – Saxophones

Christopher Parker – Piano

Bernard Santacruz – Bass

Anders Griffen – Drums & Trumpet


 “Recorded in Brooklyn, New York in June of 2019, this group which had never previously assembled, was brought together by a single thread. Each of its members had played or recorded with the late saxophonist Frank Lowe. And each had been profoundly influenced by his music.
This record is a celebrates Frank with new recordings of 7 o

Although this came out of a completely different scene and country, this release has a lot of resemblance, imo, to the classic Zazou / Bikaye CY1 release ‘Noir et Blanc’!

“Areissue of Notorische Reflexe's self-titled release, originally released in 1985 on Rebel Records.
Mark Reeder on Notorische Reflexe: "I honestly can't remember the first time I saw Notorische Reflexe perform, but I imagine it was probably at some mad avant-garde experimental event in SO36 or Tempodrom, or somewhere...

This is an obsessively beautiful reissue of a Finnish progressive rock title! You get the original album, as well as a new remix of the album, made from the original multitracks, which includes a previously unheard song and their 1975 single!

"A symphonic rock band from Rovaniemi, formed in 1974. Their main influences were Yes, Pink Floyd, Procol Harum and Wigwam. Atlantis (1976) contained only four tracks, fronted by Antti Ortamo's organ and vocals...[with] strong melodic elements sharing the...

"Nova Express is one of Zorn’s most dynamic and sensitive ensembles: an MJQ-tinged quartet featuring piano, vibraphone, bass and drums. For their first foray into the world of Masada, they are joined by the ever-popular Brazilian percussionist Cyro Baptista to create a fabulous program of space-age bachelor pad music for the 21st century. Relaxing and unique instrumental music performed by an all-star quintet of musical masters touching upon the exotic language of The Dreamers, Les Baxter, Martin Denny...

“The Chilean/French duo Nova Materia are known for their hypnotic music which incorporates eerie sounds generated by raw and mineral materials (metal, rocks etc) to create tracks that are in turn hyper-rhythmic and dreamy, poised between postpunk rock and electronic dance music. Caroline Chaspoul and Eduardo Henriquez have also been very active in the field of multimedia & performance arts, and Xpujil explores that other dimension of their talent.
Released on Crammed's revered MADE TO MEASURE series..

"Unavailable for years and traded in all exchanges in the world at premium prices,the masterpiece of the German Krautrock-romantics Novalis is finally available again: Recorded in 1979, it marks the creative high point of the band: "Flossenengel" is a...

"At the zenith of their career, Hamburg’s “romantic rockers” Novalis released this thoroughly successful album in 1978, considered their best recording by many. Certainly it was their most commercially successful offering. The tracks are diverse and...

"Aaron Novik is a remarkable clarinetist/composer/illustrator who is based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His latest project features some of the greatest musicians out of the Bay Area music scene, including Fred Frith, Ben Goldberg and Carla Kihlstedt...

A 13 piece band + guest Marilyn Crispell in a studio date from 11/04. Kate Hammett-Vaughan: voice, Coat Cooke: baritone & tenor saxophones, flute, Bruce Freedman: alto saxophone, Graham Ord: tenor & soprano saxophones flute, Saul Berson: alto saxophone...

First time ever on CD and made from the master tapes!

"For the first time on CD, this album of German flute and sax player Ralf Nowy, originally released in 1973 on Global, is a quiet tip for all lovers of the genre. Inspired by the burgeoning...

"Nu were one of the best Spanish groups of the late seventies, sounding like a violent mixture of Jethro Tull, Black Sabbath and High Tide, with agressive, Ozzy Osborne-like high-pitched Spanish vocals on top. Most of the tracks were unusually complex ...

The complete discography (3 records) by this symphonic folk rock band with Spanish/flamenco influences from Spain. The band consisted of keyboards, guitars, flute/sax, bagpipes, bass and drums. These releases and this band are pretty obscure, so it's a...

The first two albums (1970/71) by Ian Carr's Nucleus, includes players like Chris Spedding, Karl Jenkins, Jeff Clyne & John Marshall. This is a pretty essential slice of fusion for those interested in the earliest, heady days of fusion. Includes Jenkins' Song For The Bearded Lady which he later re-worked into "Hazard Profile" for Soft Machine.

"Nucleus, the oft overlooked UK jazz-rock ensembleled by trumpeter Ian Carr, recorded a batch of LPs for the legendaryVertigo label. Their first two albums

“Limited 12CD set comprising music and interviews drawn from BBC radio program broadcast between 1970 and 1991.
Over 13 hours of music expertly remastered and restored by Eroc, collated from such seminal shows as Top Gear, Sounds of the 70s and Jazz in Britain. Disc 10 comprises an exciting collection of entirely improvised works, never released on CD.
Liner notes by Roger Farbey, author of Elastic Dream: The Music of Ian Carr - A Critical Discography.
Formed by trumpeter and future Miles...

This puts a 1974 and a 1975 release together in one package. These were the band's 7th and 8th albums. This was the period where Nucleus was on the road the most, 'bringing the music to the people'. Under The Sun: Ian Carr-trumpet/flugelhorn, Bob Bertles-alto & baritone sax, bass clarinet, flute, Gordon Beck-electric piano, Geoff Castle-electric piano, Jocelyn Pitchen-electric and acoustic guitars, Ken Shaw-electric guitar, Roger Sutton-bass and Bryan Spring-drums. Snakehips Etcetera: Ian, Bob, Ken...

By the time of these two, the band's 5th and 6th albums, originally released in 1973 on Vertigo, the band had moved from their earlier collective roots to being Ian Carr's band. That's not a bad thing, as Ian was a good composer and trumpeter, as well...

This is Nucleus' 3rd and 4th albums. These are transitional albums in terms of the band going from being a collective to being more of Ian Carr's band. That's not a bad thing, as Ian was a good composer and trumpeter, as well as a bandleader. But it did change the sound somewhat. On Solar Plexus, the original band all appear (Ian, Brian Smith, Karl Jenkins, Jeff Clyne, Chris Spedding and John Marshall), but the pieces are all composed by Ian, and many guests appear, including some heavyweights of the UK...

“This features every track from the highly celebrated albums “Elastic Rock”, “We’ll Talk About It Later”, “Solar Plexus”, “Belladonna”, “Labyrinth”, “Roots”, “Under The Sun”, “Snakehips Etcetera” & “Alleycat”, all newly re-mastered from the original Vertigo master tapes.
This re-mastered 6 CD clamshell box set celebrates the vision and genius of Ian Carr and all the musicians associated with Nucleus During the period the band recorded its most influential work. “Torrid Zone” features an illustrated...

Leon Thomas - vocals
Ian Carr - trumpet & flugelhorn
Karl Jenkins - oboe & piano
Brian Smith - soprano & tenor sax, flute
Chris Spedding - guitar
Jeff Clyne - bass
John Marshall - drums
"The first official release of the June 1970 Montreux Jazz Festival concert, from the analogue 1/4" master tape, featuring trumpeter Ian Carr’s pioneering jazz/rock ensemble Nucleus, very early in their career, performing with US vocalist Leon Thomas on a set of Thomas’ repertoire...

"The critically acclaimed kaleidoscopic 21-song double album Butterflies, Zebras, and Moonbeams features lyricist/vocalist Ellie Perez, acclaimed guitarist/producer Tim Motzer, and bassist/songwriter Barry Meehan along with some of Philadelphia's...

"This wonderous electronic followup and companion album to the critically acclaimed Butterflies, Zebras, and Moonbeams - brings nine stellar and imaginative remixes from veteran producers from around the globe: The Society (Denmark), Jeff Sharel...

"With a renewed vision of Astor Piazzola's legacy, this band set out to record its first album, originally released in 1983, in which the piano, flute, violin, saxes, guitar and a rock-styled rhythm base intermingle in such a way that they vary...

NULLSTELLENSATZ is an experimental band, formed in 2011 by guitarist Julien ABRAHAM, trumpeter Jean-Pierre SOAREZ (ex ART ZOYD) and drummer Bernold DELGODA.

The trio's name comes from an hypothesis, also known as "Theorem of Zeros", created...

A band from Pavia formed around 1967 from the ashes of local beat groups Gli Spettri, I Solitari, Gli Imprevisti, they only released an album in 1971 for the small Polaris label (the same as I Teoremi). The album, housed in a very nice cover, is song-b...

“Nuova Era are a fundamental band in the Italian prog-rock scene: active between the late '80s and the first half of the '90s, they released in those years four albums which most of the prog enthusiasts consider unmissable for whoever nourishes even the slightest interest in the 'progressive rock matter'.
"Return to the Castle" is no exception, and marks the true comeback for the group led by Walter Pini, the band's main composer, here joined among others by the historical singer and guitarist Alex...

The 3rd & last album by this early 70's Italian progressive/heavy quintet (keyboards, guitars/violin, guitar, bass/flute, drums with vocals from all). This has been out on CD before, but not for many, many years. The sound combines a heavy edge ala early

Among the bands on the Genova music scene were Nuova Idea. Their first album, In The Beginning, is comparable to their collegues New Trolls (particularly their vocal arrangements), but Nuova Era were arguably more influeced by British heavy rock. The m...

''Arabic flamenco musical band. The bands core is the voice of Bachir Gareche, Algerian from Orano, and it performs both folk pieces and original compositions, through a geographic path that starting from Algeria, goes through Maghreb and on till Andal...

“In 1982 The New Blockaders self-released their debut LP Changez Les Blockeurs, in an edition of only 100. Steven Stapleton (Nurse With Wound) was the very first person to purchase/hear the album and subsequently distributed copies via United Dairies.
The LP has since attained a somewhat mythical/legendary status and 2017 was the 35th anniversary of its original release. In celebration of this, The New Blockaders invited Stapleton to rework the original, which is now available in all its glory as...

“Originally recorded and released in 1988, Nurse With Wound's ambient opus was years ahead of its time, a ground-breaking set of atmospheric sound patterns designed for ritual ceremonies.
Hailed as a masterpiece on release, it soon became a firm favorite of NWW fans and topped the world ambient chart for over three months.
Originally a limited-edition, three-album set housed in a handsome 12-inch gold and black foil embossed box, this new edition, a CD facsimile of the original vinyl set...

Out of print for 17 years, Nurse With Wound's The Swinging Reflective was originally released in 1999. Features collaborations with Coil, Diana Rogerson, Jim O'Rourke, William Bennett, Legendary Pink Dots, Foetus, Current 93, David Tibet, Tony Wakeford, Inflatable Sideshow, Aranos, Chris Wallis/Peat Bog, and Tiny Tim.

"The discovery of the music of Leadbelly was transformative for young Adam Nussbaum. The only child of artistic parents in Norwalk, Connecticut, Nussbaum was exposed to many recordings, from classical and folk to jazz and blues. It was the image of Huddie Ledbetter on the original Folkways 10-inch record covers that fascinated the five year old. The celebrated blues and folk musician's music seared itself into his ears, as it does in young listeners, informing the future drummer's musical approach for....

Frank is known to us in the rock world for leading the avant-rock band Hardscore, but he is equally at home in the 'modern classical' world. This is an album of solo pieces in a sort of post-Bartokian vein. There's tons of great melodies as well as some great dissonances to keep it from getting boring.
Until the new age piano explosion completely destroyed the genre in the mid/late 1980s, solo piano music was some of my favorite stuff to listen to and Bela Bartok's piano music is one of my top 5 ...

I've been a big fan of 'minimalist' composer Michael Nyman since seeing him and his ensemble in 1977. He has a very distinctive voice as a composer, even though he is obviously influenced by Terry Riley, Philip Glass, Steve Reich; you know, the usual...


I'm hardly a cinephile, but I found Peter Greenaway's films unusual and unusually odd art films of the 80s and 90s to be really great and fascinating. And, of course, Michael Nyman's wonderfully insistent, personal take on minimalism fueled all of...

Atle Nymo sax, bass clarinet
Mats Eilertsen bass
Michaela Antalova drums, percussion

Atle is the leader of the Scandanavian free-jazz supergroup, I.P.A., who have one release out on Cuneiform and another coming in 2020.

“Solo for Trio is Atle Nymo’s first album under his own name, and at the ripe age of 42, the leader at first glance may appear as a late bloomer, a young veteran or possibly something in between. The truth, however, is slightly different.
Blowing his way onto

A sublime late 60s singer/songwriter album. But what great, great songs!

"Although New York Tendaberry was nearly as strong a record as its predecessor, Eli and the Thirteenth Confession, it wasn't as accessible. In large part that's because, unlike her first two albums, it didn't have three or four songs that would become instantly recognizable hits in the hands of other artists. But it was also because the mood of the record was considerably darker and the production quite a bit starker. It...

A sublime late 60s singer/songwriter album. But what great, great songs!

"Nyro peaked early, and Eli and the Thirteenth Confession, just her second album, remains her best. It's not only because it contains the original versions of no less than three songs that were big hits for other artists: "Sweet Blindness" (covered by the 5th Dimension), "Stoned Soul Picnic" (also covered by the 5th Dimension), and "Eli's Comin'" (done by Three Dog Night). It's not even just because those three songs are so...

“Live archive release from the acclaimed singer/songwriter. Laura Nyro was an American songwriter, singer, and pianist. She achieved critical acclaim with her own recordings, particularly the albums Eli and the Thirteenth Confession (1968) and New York Tendaberry (1969).
Her style was a hybrid of Brill Building-style pop, jazz, rhythm and blues, show tunes, rock, and soul. Between 1968 and 1970, a number of artists had hits with Nyro's songs: The 5th Dimension with "Blowing Away", "Wedding Bell....