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"This is the 30th recording of Oregon. As always, we continue to search for new facets in the art of ensemble music-making and to evolve further as individual musicians. This CD introduces Paolino Dalla Porta on double bass, who joined us over two years and three tours ago. His musicianship fits seamlessly into the direction of the band. We welcome you to listen to this latest offering of the music of Oregon."

"Oregon, formed in 1970, comprised Ralph Towner (classical and 12-string guitars), Paul McCandless (oboe and English horn), Glen Moore (double bass) and Collin Walcott (sitar and tabla).
The band's music has always been almost totally acoustic. ''Acoustic instruments sound more expressive to me,'' Towner explained to Jazzwise magazine (UK) in September 1997. He further explained his guitar style: ''With classical guitar [you're] using all the fingers of your right hand to pluck which means you can...

“This Oregon album is a recording of a "live" performance at a club in New Orleans in February 1978 for an NPR station. It has a "bootleg" quality to it, with some very slight radio interference audible at times.
The performance catches the original band lineup fairly early in it's development, with lots of group improvisation, 3 Ralph Towner tunes (a very extended rendition of "Icarus," a free-form intro. to "Yellow Bell," and an extended rendition of "Raven's Wood."), and their favorite cover...

“Let's get one thing straight from the outset: Oregon is not nor were they Ever a "New Age" group. There is nothing saccahrinely simple or cloyingly pretty about this music - it is harmonically complex, rhythmically interesting and melodically uncliched. I have never understood why this band came to be labeled in such a facile and flagrantly inaccurate way. Along with bandleader Paul Winter (and coming from a completely different place,) Miles Davis, they were the true godfathers of what's come to be....

Oregon, which had its origins in the Paul Winter Consort of the 1960s, emerged in the very late 1960s and boasted four talented players who were all multi-instrumentalists: Ralph Towner (12-string guitar, classical guitar, piano, French horn), Paul...

“Oregon emerged in 1970 as a splinter band from the Paul Winter Consort. Its members each had experience in jazz, classical, and a variety of non-western musical styles, and were also multi-instrumentalists.
Ralph Towner played standard acoustic and 12-string guitar, piano, a variety of electric keyboards, trumpet, and flügelhorn.
Paul McCandless' instrumental arsenal included oboe, English horn, soprano sax, bass clarinet, the musette, and tin flute.
Collin Walcott handled most of the...

“This is how Oregon should have always played. Hard driving, focused and rhythmic while still being airy and lyrical. Absolutely an undiscovered masterpiece.”

Recorded October 4-5, 2008 by this great, Danish, all-improvising, instrumental spacerock outfit. This is a terrific band who are not as appreciated as they should be and whom are awaiting greater discovery by fans of the genre.

This is the latest release by this great, Danish, all-improvising, instrumental spacerock outfit. The band on this release was the following (in alphabetical order)
Alex - Drums and Percussion
Dr Space - Analog Synthesizers
Hasse - Bass, DounDouns
Jonas - Hammond, Synthesizer, Electric Piano, Guitar
Jonathan - Guitar, Violin, Theremin, Hammond, Electric Mandolin
KG - Sitar and Analog Synths
Mattias - Guitar, Pedal Steel, Shaker
Mats – Guitar, Bass

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“The Scandinavian Space Rock super group are back with their 33rd release. The CD features one 62min track split over 3 album sides., that we recorded in the studio back in 2014. The same session that gave us the Different Creatures and Visions of, LPs and features some of the best musicians from the Scandinavian prog rock field. This is about as Prog Rock as the band has ever been with the track taking many different musical journeys over the 3 album sides.
The last track contains a unique mixture...

Øresund Space Collective is a terrific, prolific, Danish space-rock band who are not as appreciated as they should be and whom are awaiting greater discovery by fans of the genre. This has traces of Manuel Göttsching's guitar sound and hits all my personal space music buttons. Highly recommended.

"The Øresund Space Collective is back with a new studio album, the bands 16th release. The material on this gatefold album was recorded at the Black Tornado studios in Copehagen in April 2012. It is the...

Recorded October 4-5, 2008 by this great, Danish, all-improvising, instrumental spacerock outfit. This is a terrific band who are not as appreciated as they should be and whom are awaiting greater discovery by fans of the genre.

“The music on this album was recorded during the October 2008 sessions that gave us the 'Dead Man In Space' and 'Slip Into The Vortex' releases. 'Sleeping With The Sunworm' is a 56 minutes space rock jam (originally released on CD in 2011), which is split into three parts..

High quality pirate CD of the pre-Kraftwerk band of Ralf & Florian. Until this appeared, I don't think most people even knew this proto-Krautrock band existed, and while it is pretty different than Kraftwerk and more improvisationally oriented, it's still a really good album that will certainly never be legitimately reissued.

"Rare pre-Kraftwerk LP from 1970, originally released only in the UK! On Tone Float, the line up consisted of Ralf Hutter on organ, Florian Schneider on violin and flute...

Elton Dean (saxes), Jim Dvorak (trumpet), Tim Crowther (guitar/guitar synth), John Edwards (bass), Jim Lebaigue (drums). "On paper, this quintet would most assuredly signify those who are among the crme de la crme of Britains jazz and/or jazz-rock move...

“Mos/Fet is the first studio album by the French band Orgöne. Fully self-produced, this first opus is a double-album composed of four twenty-minutes tracks, delivering a complete immersion from which you won't escape unscathed. With Mos/Fet, Orgöne reveals a SF mythology mixing '70s pop culture, ancient Egypt, pan-Africanism, spatial and paranormal exploration against the backdrop of Cold War and USSR. This first album is an interdimensional music journey in which the guide would have left you alone in...

This is Gypsy music of Macedonia, featuring trumpet star Naat Veliov & his ensemble which features tuba, accordion, saxes, tuba & percussion. Musicially similar to Ivo Paposav's Bulgarian Wedding Band & a good bet for fans. [Felmay/New Tone]

The fourth and possibly the best yet by this extraordinarily good nine piece progressive brass band + drums outfit. Jazz, street music, new music and more. Led by trombonist Claude St-Jean and with druming by the great Remi Leclerc, as well as 4 saxes...

Before they emerged in 1971 with Collage, firmly establishing themselves as one of the top Italian progressive rock bands of the 70s and one of the originators of the RPI template, Le Orme released a number of late 60s singles and an album which were very much of the psychedelic spirit of the times, mixed with a bit of their ‘beat group’ beginnings.
This collects that album and those singles in one package. Hear the band as they started; a quintet of organ/celeste/electric piano, guitars, flutes...

The first album by this band, who later gained fame for their classical rock albums in the early 1970's and beyond. Here they are a quintet of organ/celeste/electric piano, guitars, flutes, cellos, bass, drums and vocals, this is psychedelic beat music...

Collage, Le Orme's first progressive album and third overall, is a stripped-down affair with only organ, piano, bass and drums. The exception is the opening title track which could be considered the bridge between their psych and prog compositions styles. Collage" has a "kitchen sink" mentality and features an orchestra, pseudo-baroque motifs and some shallow trendy moves. However, the next track, "Era Inverno", is the beginning of the classic Le Orme sound. Aldo Tagliapietra's instantly recognizable....

"The opening title track, overall, is somewhere between Uomo di Pezza and classic Emerson Lake and Palmer (especially the organ playing). Whatever the reason, the encompassing sound is classic Le Orme with a little less caffeine and more diet friendly. That is not to say the album is not without major highlights. India" recalls the melancholic brilliance of Aldo Tagliapietra's haunting voice and the off-key synthesizers of Tony Pagliuca. The instrumental "Notturno" sounds like an outtake from the....

About 5 years ago, after a 10 year silence, Le Orme came out of nowhere with a new line up (2 new keyboardists + bassist/guitarist/vocalist Aldo Tagliapietra & drummer Michi Dei Rossi) and a very fine reunion album, Il Fiume. This is their follow up an...

For the group's 50th anniversary, Le Orme has completely re-recorded their classic Felona e Serona album in a double version; one with the original Italian lyrics and one with the lyrics Peter Hammill supplied when the band wanted to do a English language version.

It's very good, although, honestly, it also really isn't *that* much different than the well known version from 40 years ago...

Aldo Tagliapietra : vocals, bass, 12-string & acoustic guitars, sitar
Francesco Sartori : piano, keyboards
Michele Bon / Hammond organ, keyboards, guitar synth, choral arrangements (6)
Michi Dei Rossi : drums, percussion, glockenspiel, gamelan
Venice Gospel Ensemble : chorus vocals (6,10)
Andrea Dal Paos : choral arrangements & conducting (6,10)
Paolo Steffan : acoustic guitar (10)
Pepè Fiore : tabla (6)

“A 1996 return to quasi-form for one of the most important

Coinciding with the release of Contrappunti, Le Orme released their first live album titled In Concerto. The selections contained on this release are curious only by the omission of current material. 95 percent of all the chosen songs are from their ra...

One of the longest lived and consistantly good Italian progressive rock bands return with a new lineup and a new album, which "is in line with their characteristic sonorities: symphonic, romantic progressive rock." It's a concept album about the...

The 3rd album by the reformed Italian classical/symphonic rock band Le Orme, since they re-emerged in the mid 90's. This has been unavailable for a number of years now and makes a welcome return.
This features two keyboardists (one on piano, keyboards and violin and one on organ, keyboards and guitar emulator), original drummer Michi Dei Rossi and original vocalist/bassist Aldo Tapliapietra. It's very good!
Like in the old days, it includes a cover by Paul Whitehead.

This captures the band's terrific performance capping NEARFest 2005. Pro-shot and quite visually impressive and sonically strong, this has a fine selection of tracks from the entirety of the band's progressive career. This is nearly 90 minutes long and includes the performance on DVD as well as on two audio CDs.

Alessio Trapella / vocals, bass, double bass
Michele Bon / Hammond C3 organ, piano, sinth, keyboards
Michi Dei Rossi / drums, percussion, glockenspiel
With
Francesca Michielin / vocals (3)
Eero Lasorla / vocals (tenor) (5)
David Cross (ex-King Crimson) / violin (2 - 6, 8)
Ivan Geronazzo / electric, classical and 12-string acoustic guitars

This is recent recordings of songs from Le Orme's back catalogue plus two newly written tunes, recorded by the current line-up

"Nivaldo Ornelas is one of the greatest instrumentists in Brazilian music. In the seventies he was part of Som Imaginário, as well as Hermeto Pascoal's and Egberto Gismonti's bands. In 1982 Nivaldo released his second album, "a Tarde", in France...

Two scored works by this young composer/improviser/producers, these pieces generally develop very slowly & pain-stakingly, but are not tranquil. [Tzadik]

"A four-hour work, recorded at Jim O'Rourke's studio, Steamroom, between 2017 and 2018. Detailed and delicate electronic layers, processed instruments, and ambiguous field recordings come together in a slow-moving, fascinating kaleidoscope with multiple reflections and wrong turns, always in a constant state of flux. The finely crafted art of subterfuge. The four-CD set To Magnetize Money and Catch a Roving Eye is a hypnotic, multi-faceted, labyrinthine piece which flows as slowly as a river while....

One of my many, many 'odd' musical pleasures is the latin music of the Palladium era (late 40s / mid 50s) by a number of mostly expatriate Cubans living in New York, such as Tito Puente, Anselmo Sacassas, Machito, etc.
This new release has more of *that* spirit and *that* sound than any other modern recording I have heard. Conditionally recommended.

"Akokán is a Yoruba word used in Cuba meaning “from the heart,” and indeed, every song on the self-titled debut album (Daptone Records) by...

"The ultimate Orthrelm collection, this CD collects 36 early tracks from 2001-2002 by the groundbreaking math/prog duo featuring avant-guitar shredder Mick Barr (Octis, Krallice, etc.) and gymnastic drummer Josh Blair. These stunning new mixes created...

Orthrelm is Mick Barr (Cromtech, Flying Luttenbachers, Octis) on guitar and Joshua Blair (ABCS, WWIII, Supersystem) on drums. Their first recordings avoided repetition of any kind -- a single riff was never played more than once. Now embracing repetiti...

Aruán Ortiz: Piano
Brad Jones: Bass
Chad Taylor: Drums, Mbira

"When Aruán Ortiz appeared with his new trio at Zürich’s unerhört!-festival on 26 November 2016, the sense of anticipation was palpable; how would the music from the well-received studio album Hidden Voices feel in a live context. The trio were at the end of their first European tour, and on a roll. Immediately after the concert Ortiz was already enthusing about the interaction and musical dialogue.
“Mulling it over” – ...

Aruán Ortiz: Piano
Eric Revis: Bass
Gerald Cleaver: Drums

"The Cuban-American pianist and composer Aruán Ortiz has finally arrived on the international jazz scene, following a few earlier releases. His excellent new album "Hidden Voices" recorded as a trio with bass player Eric Revis and drummer Gerald Cleaver is the proof.

Ortiz, who grew up in Santiago de Cuba, has been called the latest Cuban prodigy to arrive in the US. His carefully structured music is an exciting mix of...

Ludal Le Chacal: voice & keyboards
Captain Flapattak: drums & voice
Thybo: guitar & voice
Fabien De Kerbaleck: bass & voice

This band features several members of the Zeuhl band Rhun, in a more rock / oddball guise and using nom de plumes!

"The psychedelic keyboard rides as a top thing while using the distorted base and relatively cymbal-based drumming as a whole, feeling the influence from MAGMA, Orthodox rock with multiple vocals By singing out a melodic line, soun

All previously unreleased recordings!
"Os Mundi from Berlin became known because of their two LPs on Metronome and Brain. In 1975, when they had almost reached the period of breaking up, their guitarist Udo Arndt was doing a practical training in...

Osage Tribe were formed in 1971 by Franco Battiato, then working as pop singer, with his loyal drummer Cucciolo, guitarist Marco Zoccheddu who had just left Nuova Idea and bass guitarist Bob Callero...the remaining trio, based in Genova...

"We wanted to follow a path that started from those mythical 70s, from that cultural revolution that gave space to a new dimension of counterculture. I also wanted to take up various quotes to ourselves, citations of atmospheres rather than musical in the strict sense, such as the song Tu, dedicated to Danilo Rustici, who passed away in February of this year, which is linked to There Will Be Time.
Dylan, to King Crimson, the recovery of our Neapolitan tradition, committed lyrics...In short, we try...

"Finally the deluxe version of a classic, the debut of one of the greatest bands in the Italian prog field, Osanna from Naples. Formed in 1971 by the members of I Volti di Pietra and Città Frontale their debut was L'uomo, released in a memorable triple...

This film soundtrack was their second album. Most of the album contains prime Osanna, great guitar-led heavy progressive, quiet acoustic parts with beautiful mellotron or flute, etc. In addition they experiment with the use of orchestration...

Here's basically everything you need to know!
On CD I, there are 12 new tracks by Osanna.
On CD II, the 2015 Osanna play the entirety of their classic Palepoli album!
The current band is:
Lino Vairetti – voce, chitarra acustica e 12..

"Forty years after the release of their second album titled "Preludio, Tema, Variazioni e Canzona" Osanna celebrate with the release of this new CD titled "Rosso Rock", recorded live in Japan at the Auditorium "City Club a" in Kawasaki on 6 and 7 November 2011 when Osanna performed for the first time with their new line up (Lino Vairetti guitar and vocals, Gennaro Barba on drums, Nello D'Anna on bass, Pako Capobianco on electric guitar, Sasa Prior on the piano, organ and keyboards and Irvin Vairetti...

This is one of three albums cut by altoist Mike Osborne for Ogun and everyone agrees that this is the best of them. Recorded live at Willisau, Switzerland on April 13, 1975, this isn't the world's highest fidelity recording; the meters veer dangerously...

In the history of British jazz, there were few voices as unmistakable as Mike Osborne's alto saxophone, but his story is one of the tragedies of British jazz. Within 15 years of his first recordings, simmering mental illness had taken over and...

Mike Osborne - Alto Sax
Harry Miller – Bass
Tony Levin - Drums

“The Seventies should be acknowledged as a landmark period in creative music making in Britain and a potent influence throughout Europe. Whilst not economic paradise there was quite a bit of public funding beginning to come to jazz but the most important support was (and still is) the networks of dedicated individuals throughout the country that provided unstinting support and platforms for the artists.
A prime mover...

Saxist Osby has been making albums with great players since the mid 80s and this one from 2002 is on Blue Note. So he's certainly not an 'unknown', but I would venture to say he's definitely a bit under-appreciated. This is a beautifully recorded...

"“Eclipse” is the debut album of OSCILLOTRON. It includes 6 tracks of instrumental, electronic music made essentially with analog synthesizers. The intent behind the album was to create a soundscape reminiscent of old horror prog rock fleshed out...