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"Who in 1973 would have thought that the recordings on the just-released soundtrack was the genesis of one of Quebec's favorite bands as we know it? In fact, this album (one of the least promoted of Offenbach's discography, with none of its tracks...

"Finally! The complete legendary show from L'Oratoire St-Joseph, recorded November 30th, 1972. This first CD edition includes 7 previously unreleased recordings performed during the show (including the composition "Fils de lumiËre" which sees the light...

Offenbach were a long lived Quebeçois progressive / progressive hard band whose history reaches back into the early 60s. This is their fourth album and was originally a double and is included here with tons of bonus live material...

This is just over 2 hours of music, recorded at Magma's 'home base' for residencies.
Christian Vander : vocal, drums
Stella Vander : vocal, percussions
Isabelle Feuillebois : vocal , percussions
Hervé Aknin : vocal , percussions...

This used to sit here and sit here and sit here and suddenly now everyone wants Offering. Why? I dunno, but a small smile crosses Mr. Vander's face because of it.
This box brings together all of the releases by Christian Vander's other main project, which is a more vocal/jazz/piano oriented ensemble. This box includes over 30' of never before heard material, and the individual CDs have been remastered. The individual CDs have been phased out and this is now the only way to get the complete...

"An album by Officer! recorded in 1995 but -- outrageously, inexplicably -- never before released into the public domain. This then is not a reissue or a revival; it's a new record that just happens to have been maturing in the cask for, oh, a little...

The band’s first and third releases – both cassette only releases in the early 80s – issued on CD for the first time here.

“Officer! was founded by Londoner Mick Hobbs. His roots were in the RIO scene of the late 70s and early 80s. Initially he worked as guitarist in The Work, subsequently he became closely associated with This Heat and their Cold Storage Studio in Brixton, working with artists like Family Fodder, Catherine Jauniaux or Zeena Parkins.
The band's first album "8 New Songs By...

Originally released on the AYAA label, this has been out of print for many, many, many years (one many for each decade). This is a perfect reproduction of the original, but better pressed this time!

"Officer! is either Mick Hobbs (The Work...)

“Coming out of left field this, is - to say the least – enigmatic; it’s also confident and full of detail, with some 30 musical contributors, constantly changing instrumentation and shifting musical styles, making it musically uncategoriseable.
Loosely hung on the work of British composer, improviser and political activist, Cornelius Cardew, it mixes references and re-figurings of some of his work, as well as one straight rendition (Winter Potato No.3) using, apart from almost conventional song...

“Officer! was founded by Londoner Mick Hobbs. His roots were in the Rock In Opposition scene of the late 70s and early 80s. Initially he worked as bassist in The Work, subsequently he became closely associated with This Heat and their Cold Storage Studio in Brixton, working with artists like Family Fodder, Catherine Jauniaux or Zeena Parkins.
The band's first album "8 New Songs By Mick Hobbs" came out in 1982 on casette only. It was followed by the second album, "Ossification". The third album...

"One half of Original Silence, Offonoff is comprised of Terrie Ex (The Ex), Massimo Pupillo (Zu) & Paal Nilssen-Love. Similar to the sounds of Black Flag, DNA, Pere Ubu, Last Exit, James Blood Ulmer, early Sonic Youth and The Ex. Noisy, intense, hard...

John O'Gallagher, alto saxophone / Masa Kamaguchi, double bass / Jeff Williams, drums.

Classic style 'new thing' jazz by three great players that I must admit I have never heard of. John's sole use of alto brings to my mind parallels between...

Includes a 15’ track and a 21’ track! Talk about “fried prog burn-out, squished old-school drool, double drums, lead weight bass, wizard keys...!”

“Oh Sees' 2017 album Smote Reverser seemed at the time of its release to be just about as far as the band could push their combination psychedelic-metal-prog-jazz-garage sound before it might split into a million pieces. It was hard to imagine that John Dwyer and company could twist, fold, or mangle things any more than they were or that they could....

Thee Oh Sees are a very excellent band who are extremely prolific and extremely fun!
Simon’s a big fan, so I hear a lot of them at the office.

"When John Dwyer launched a revamped version of Thee Oh Sees in 2015, he tapped into something wild and weird and powerful. 2015's Mutilator Defeated at Last was an expansion of the band's psych/garage sound that beefed up the rhythm section and allowed Dwyer to unlock new levels of fierce guitar work. When the band switched to a dual-drummer lineup...

"What happens when five great musicians locked themselves in a studio for two days, fueled by nothing but pizza and their shared musical vision?

If you’re the super jam band OHMphrey, the result is an electrifying fusion debut flush with so muc

Oho were underground semi-legends in Baltimore all during the 1970s and into the early 80s and this is their best and best-known work. I remember they were supposed to play a show with The Muffins in the late 70s and they cancelled their performance...

Another incredibly rare and obscure release from the UFO label, reissued for the very 1st time, and done completely legitimately by Rocket. Led by Finnish drummer Matti Oiling, and originally released in 1972, this is a jazz/rock/kosmigroov rarity...

“A reissue of both volumes of Yoshio Ojima's superb environmental music project Une Collection Des Chaînons I And II: Music For Spiral, originally released in 1988. The twenty-track opus is sourced from original masters and includes liner notes in English and Japanese.
This marks the inaugural release from the Esplanade Series by WRWTFWW Records, which focuses on the works of Ojima and friends. Une Collection... gathers selected music pieces conceptualized and produced for sound-designing the Wacoal..

Miles Okazaka – guitar
Trevor Dunn – bass
Dan Weiss – drums
John Zorn – alto sax (8, 9)

“A power trio of contemporary masters unlike any other! Miles Okazaki, Trevor Dunn and Dan Weiss are among the very best of a new generation of musicians working in the nexus of jazz, rock, noise, composition, improvisation and more. All dedicated students of the esoteric, they come together here as Hive Mind, a collective trio, to perform some of the wildest freewheeling improvisations around...


Miles Okazaki - guitars, electronics
Matt Mitchell - piano, Fender Rhodes, Prophet-6
Anthony Tidd - electric bass
Sean Rickman – drums

“The material for The Sky Below was developed while touring with a new version of the band, a quartet of Okazaki on guitar, Matt Mitchell (taking over for Craig Taborn, who appeared on the first album) on piano, Anthony Tidd on electric bass, and Sean Rickman on drums. Okazaki got a sense of Mitchell's skill set after working for several years on.

"...rich with emotion and unexpected twists…. Throughout, [Okazaki's] consistently clear and gorgeously warm guitar tone is one anchor for his music…. simultaneously build and deconstruct alluringly complex forms, as befits the legacies of both timeless tricksters and modern jazz musicians."-Wall Street Journal

"The interplay between Tidd, Taborn, and Okazaki results in glorious braids of melody. The execution is obviously complex, the work of virtuosi. But the resulting beauty is easy to...

Mat Walerian - alto saxophone, bass clarinet, soprano clarinet, flute
Matthew Shipp – piano
William Parker - double bass, shakuhachi
Hamid Drake - drums, percussion

"Walerian is alternately introspective and fiery, and the passion of Jungle at times recalls David S. Ware's groups . . . They both soothe the soul and make the heart race . . . Walerian has obviously been studying Ware, Coltrane and their ilk . . . he's on his way to becoming a free-jazz force." --Steve Greenlee on the..

This is the HDCD remastered version of Mike's 1990 album that consists of one 60' track. Oldfield contributes basically all the instruments, and while it uses the new technology that was available to him as a high-budget artist in 1990, the key...

This is the 2010 remixed (by Mike)/remastered version of Mike's follow-up to his classic Tubular Bells from 1974. This got a lot of flack because it came out during the energy crisis and suffered from really bad pressings. It's a fine album and a real...


“In 1992, Mike Oldfield, having fulfilled his contract at Virgin Records, with whom he had been for the previous 20 years, joined Warner Music. His first release with his new label was Tubular Bells II - the sequel to his Virgin debut - in what appeared to be a final insult to his former label. In 1998, Oldfield produced the third Tubular Bells album, on which he embraced the dance music scene at his then new home on the island of Ibiza. This album was inspired by themes from Tubular Bells, but differed...

“The legendary British composer will always be most identified with his breakthrough long-play composition "Tubular Bells" and the way it was used to illuminate fear in The Exorcist. The happy truth is that since then he's amassed an incredible catalog of over 20 albums featuring just about every instrumental form but jazz: pop, classical, new age, world music, computer game, film soundtrack, etc.
The title of his 2008 45-minute classical-influenced opus Music of the Spheres is a reference to the...

Five fine albums for $5.00 each! And it isn't even $5.00 Friday!
Tubular Bells II
The Songs of Distant Earth
Voyager
Tubular Bells III
Tubular Bells 2003

Hmmmmm. "Return To Ommadawn". Is it particularly surprising? It's only surprising because it is a very good, solid return to the sound that made him famous in the first place and if you think Ommadawn is one of his great works and you don't mind someone revisiting something of a sound that was his creation in the first place, you'll enjoy it plenty!
"Oldfield has not lost his ear for innocent, intricate, cheerful melody. Anyone of the relevant vintage whose system was colonically irrigated by the...

This is the HDCD remastered version of this basically instrumental classic from 1973. This was Mike's first album, the first release on Virgin and the first album recorded at Virgin's Manor studios! Lots of keyboards, lots and lots of guitars and even...

Still some nice stuff here, but this 1993 sequel to the sequel is much more synthesized and colder than either of the two proceeding installments.

“... This was followed by the 'European Adventure Tour 1981', during which Oldfield performed at a free concert celebrating the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer at Guildhall. He wrote a new track, 'Royal Wedding Anthem', for the occasion. One of the finest and most revered concerts of the new tour took place at the Eilenriedehalle, in Hannover, Germany, on 2nd April 1981.”

Personel: Alex Cline (d), Jeff Kaiser (t), John Fumo (t), Mark O'Leary (g)

"He’s been working since the eighties, but has until now escaped wide recognition. That could be because his home is Cork, Ireland, perhaps near in the heart of Anglo-...

Mark O'Leary is an Irish guitarist who has fairly recently come on the scene and released a few albums, but this one, with two very high profile bandmates on electric bass and drums may be his best so far. On this album he favors a tendency towards...

Darek “Oles” Oleszkiewicz is, quite simply, a musician’s musician. He is a virtuoso bassist, a wonderfully evocative composer, and a mature and lyrical improviser of the first order. Darek’s bass sound is full and warm, and unlike many of his...

"Olive Mess is a band from Latvia (ex-USSR) that plays a very original progressive music. The line-up features guitar ( electric, classic, baroque ), bass, keyboards, drums, occasional sax, and a superb soprano female singer. Olive Mess was founded by...

"Olive Mess is a band from Latvia (ex-USSR) that plays a very original progressive music. The line-up features guitar ( electric, classic, baroque ), bass, keyboards, drums, occasional sax, and a superb soprano female singer. Olive Mess was founded by...

“As a long time enjoyer of XTC, I occasionally check in on what Andy Partridge is up to, and recently came across a blurb about him producing this album by Jen Olive. Brief snippets I heard sounded interesting, so I gave it a try.
The first track, "Boulevard", scared me a bit, because with its from-left-field guitar technique and melodic sensibility, I thought "Here's someone wearing their XTC influences a bit too prominently....", but that fades before too long, and I start to instead catch whiffs...

“A friend that lives in London gave us these words that are not his. They hesitate, float, inhabitate the music without knowing where to land. Now, on the cover of the cd, photographed, they quiet down. Maybe they are listening, like there was a singer an

"Pauline Oliveros (b.1930) is an accordionist and composer who currently resides in Kingston, New York. Her instrument is tuned in Just Intonation and she often includes it in her meditative improvisational music. Her music is not meditative in...

""1 Of IV" and "Big Mother Is Watching You" were both made in the summer of 1966 at the University of Toronto Electronic Music Studio. "1 Of IV" was previously released in 1967, on Odyssey, alongside works by 2 other young composers - "Come out" by Steve Reich and "Night music" by Richard Maxfield. "Big Mother..." is a previously unreleased piece. The 3rd (and final) piece on this compilation was made at the San Francisco Tape Music Center in 1965 and was first released in 1977 on the compilation...

"In the summer of 1966 I worked in the classical Electronic Music Studio at the University of Toronto for six weeks. The system I used to create No Mo and Something Else consisted of Layfette tone generators, noise source and tape delay. In the Fall of...

"The Wanderer is based on a single modal scale (B C# D D# E F# G#) and rhythmic modes based on a meter consisting of 3/4 and 3/8. Part I, Song, is intended to explore the unique resonant qualities of accordion reeds through long sounds...

"Live At The Stone was intended to be Pauline Oliveros's tribute to the life and work of pianist Connie Crothers who passed away on August 13, 2016. Sadly, Pauline Oliveros passed away on November 25, 2016. This CD, Pauline's memorial for Connie, is now a memorial for both women.
Pauline's original dedication: "This recording resulted from my one and only performance with Connie Crothers at her invitation during her amazing residency at The Stone in August 2014. I was honored to play with Connie and..

"Pauline Oliveros surrounded by Belgian ensemble Musiques Nouvelles, performing two long pieces for orchestra. "Sound Geometries for Chamber Orchestra, Expanded Instrument System and 5.1 Surround Sound System" by Pauline Oliveros was premiered in Brussels. The 3 sections metaphors of the piece are intended to guide the players in their feelings and approaches to conducted, guided and improvisational music making to create differing atmospheres for each of the three sections. Players sounds are picked up...

"Roscoe Mitchell (Art Ensemble of Chicago), John Tilbury (AMM), Pauline Oliveros (electronics innovator, Deep Listening Band), Wadada Leo Smith (U.S. avant garde).
Pointillistic improvisations by the experts. A conservative but beautifully recorded live concert performance from the Angelica Festival, 2011."


Urs Leimgruber Soprano and Tenor Saxophone
Christy Doran Electric Guitar, Devices
Bobby Burri Double Bass, Devices
Fredy Studer Drums, Percussion, Bowed Metal

"This band wrote history from 1972 to 1982 combining the energy of rock music with the power of free improvisation. With enormous vitality they bring together the experiences of a young generation electrified by Jimi Hendrix, fascinated by John Coltrane and inspired by free jazz. OM brought rock music into spontaneous musical

Urs Leimgruber: Soprano and Tenor Saxophone / Christy Doran: Electric Guitar, Devices / Bobby Burr:i Double-Bass, Devices / Fredy Studer: Drums, Percussion.

"The band is cult. Because of their history and because of their playing. They took.