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“After many years percolating, this 3rd release by Ossatura documents a quite dramatic aesthetic shift - including more acoustic instruments alongside the electronic; more settled, cyclic rhythms; more harmonic concord - even a song. On occasion reminiscent of the Necks in abstract mood, these pieces offer pools of complex, grounded, shifting textures, interpenetrated by atmospheric field recordings. Immersive. compositions by Elio Martusciello, Luca Venitucci, Fabrizio Spera.”

“The second release from this abstract trio who mingle hard electronics with acoustic and processed percussion. A more focused, subtle aesthetic here, I think, than on their last also excellent - CD. These are finely tuned and seamlessly integrated sounds that have been crafted and, importantly, performed; this is essentially played music that had been painstakingly reworked, and bears still the deep qualities of interactivity and immediacy that created it.”-Chris Cutler

"Improvisation is the...

Ossatura are an Italian quartet consisting of guitars, piano/synthesizers, drums, electro-acoustic objects, amplified objects, electronics, tapes, etc. and this record features the participation of Tim Hodgkinson on reeds & Hawaiian guitar. [ReR]


CDEP. Kronos Quartet plays Bobs transcriptions of gay riots in San Francisco. This is the most classically composed of all of Bobs works.

Excellent guitar, bass, drums post-rock power trio. Think Mono, Godspeed, Nought, etc. Virginia/DC based, but I've not seen them play (I'll have to look for them now that I've heard how good they are!). " The music shifts easily from melancholy uber...

"A former member of Krackhouse, denizen of NYC's downtown scene (particularly PS122 and A Mica Bunker etc.) and crack (no, not head) ARP synthesizer player,Ostrowski has spent the last few years in Holland -- studying elektronik music atUtrecht and...

Really strong and interesting release (their second, although I never knew of them until just now) that combines art-rock, 21st century classical, avant-progressive and more. Stefano Giannotti, the leader behind this release, has been writing the music found here since 1992! This is solidly in the AltrOck sound, even though it wasn't released by AltrOck! Conditionally highly recommmended.

"Second chapter of OTEME’s discographic saga, the new CD L’AGGUATO, L’ABBANDONO, IL MUTAMENTO moves oblique...

Roy Campbell - trumpet, pocket trumpet, flugelhorn, flute, pipes, bells
Daniel Carter - alto, tenor and soprano saxophones, flute, trumpet, clarinet
William Parker - double bass, gembri, bass duduk, trombonium
Charles Downs - drums, percussion
Fay Victor - voice

"Kaiso – A music of western African derivation and Spanish colonial influence. The precursor to the modern Calypso, narrative in form and often has a cleverly concealed political subtext. Kaiso probably has its...

"Originally released in 1971 on EMI Parlophone, this is South Africa's once-famous Otis Waygood and their third record, Ten Light Claps And A Scream. Emerging during the height of political and social tension in the white suburbs of Johannesburg, Otis...

"One of the lost treasures of EMI-Parlophone’s heavy rock catalog, the third and final LP from South Africa’s Otis Waygood has finally been presented on its own, thanks to the folks at Fresh Music. Originally released in 1971, Ten Light Claps and a...

Mega-rare electric blues rock band from South Africa originally released in 1970. Some of this reminds me of Canned Heat, John Mayall's Blues Breakers and The Electric Flag. The flute bits remind me of the first Jethro Tull album. By the way...there wa...

Second album from this South African electric blues rock band originally recorded in 1971. Lots of flute and stinging guitar leads finds the band a little bit more developed than their debut. This set comes with six tracks taken from Ten Light Claps An...

Very last copies - found a few hiding behind the dog-biscuits in the back of the cuboard.

Hiding behind a shockingly ugly-on-purpose cover is a very fine, very unusual & intriguing album by this duo consisting of Pad Conca (electric bass, effects, foot-triggered percussion and homemade string instrument) and Dirk Bruinsma (of Blast) (electric guitar, saxes, effects, foot-triggered percussion). Difficult, extremely composed, sophisticated music that is reminiscent of Skeleton Crew (due to the...

"2010 release from the Brooklyn-based Experimental Rock trio. Reality Has Got to Die showcases the band's mind-blowing ability to evoke the timeless Space Rock magic of Hawkwind, the Prog improv wizardry of King Crimson, the fuck-yeah of early...

Really good, modern psychedelic/spacerock/krautrock/stoner jams. Highly recommended!

"La Otracina was formed in Brooklyn, NY, in the summer of 2003 by drummer Adam Kriney and guitarist Joshua Anzano (now of Titan) to penetrate...

minimum : maximum (1973): texts / sounds / pictures. An environment (Simultaneous concert in Stockholm and Bremen) for two organists: Karl-Erik Welin and Gerd Zacher, keyboard instruments
orient : occident (1977): for two woodwind-players and tape...

A living room somewhere in southern Germany. Embroidery graces the walls, a veneer side table with little chrome feet stands in front of a beige velour sofa, a minibar awaits. Pride of place goes to the electric organ which majestically occupies the center of the room, flanked by two oversized loudspeakers.
Welcome to the world of OTTO. The duo comprising Alexander Arpeggio and Cid Hohner released their debut 12"-single -- Greatest Hits -- on the Dutch label Charlois in 2016. It sounded fresh, with...

"Everyone is in seventh heaven with the newly born sounds of OU!

American producer and multi-instrumentalist Amy Denio has the pleasure of announcing the release of one of the most delightful recordings in the recent history of time...

"Former keyboardist for both Ville Emard Blues Band and Toubabou, Yvan Ouellet surprised everyone in 1979 with a peaceful and jazzy album which struck a chord within its seven songs. Ouellet is accompanied by former bandmates Yves Laferrière...

"A new studio album from legendary German medieval prog-rock outfit Ougenweide. While countless Ougenweide epigones have sprung up out of the ground like mushrooms over the past decade, the originals took the same length of time to prepare their new...

Ougenweide are a now forgotten German folk-rock with medieval influences. As someone very perceptively put it on the avant-progressive list, "...some lovely extended cuts which almost crossed over into jazz land. Kind of like a cross between Gryphon (f...

This is the fifth album by this German folk rock band, which was originally a double live album and which all fits here on CD and is released on CD for the very first time...


"Our Solar System's third full-length via Beyond Beyond is Beyond is perhaps their most transparent and revealing, unobstructed by anything beyond the group's now-masterful commitment to eclipsing the expected. On "Origins," the music is at once rapturous, intense and mysterious. The opening half of Side A ("Vulkanen") offers an almost animal assessment of the power possessed by Our Solar System. With considerable ambience the opening suite finds its balance in a land with similar topographic features to...

"Out of Focus from Munich released three LPs during their lifetime. Their last one was a double LP which was done after they had toured in Italy, a musical journey which had been sponsored by the Goethe Institute. The gigs had been recorded on an...

For their 3rd and final album, Out Of Focus added many musicians on reeds and brass, in addition to their usual guitar, organ, sax, bass, drums lineup. This record, the well known "Four Letter Monday Afternoon", was released as a double album, but...

"The Outcasts (of San Antonio) whose signature song 'I'm In Pittsburgh (And It's Raining)' has been covered by numerous neo-60s bands and is just one of their 12 great recordings on Route 1966, and all of them have been re-mixed from the original four track masters for the first time.
These recordings reflect the short-lived era, when the Farfisa or Vox Continental was a mainstay for a rock and roll band from Texas, just before the psychedelic music craze got underway, led by The Psychedelic Sounds...

This 1986 release was the second by this Japanese symphonic rock and is widely considered one of their better releases.
Like so much of the 80s and 90s Japanese progressive scene, this has long been unavailable.
Now it's available again at a reasonable price, especially for a Japanese release, as a special blu-spec CD release!

"The second offering by japanese band Outer Limits. The album was released in 1986 and is a good follow up to the predecesor Misty moon from 1985. Not very much to

"Stromatolite is the name of a primary type of rock, and it's also the name of a definitive 2007's prog masterpice, more specifically, the comeback album of Outer Limits, an exciting work full of diverse nuances and varied elements merged into...

Tsikandilakis Antonis : piano
Neonakis Dimitris : electric guitar
Iliakis Yiannis : drums

"‘Outward Bound Trio' brings together three Crete-based musicians of diverse musical backgrounds but with common interests in exploring..

Ovales is a five-piece band led by Pierre Michel, a saxist who was formerly in the very obscure although pretty great mid 70s to early 80s avant-progressive band Bise de Buse. This is a energetic instrumental music performed by Pierre on sopranino...

Much-needed reissue of a 1975 live date by this improvising ensemble who specialized in music that had a very wide dynamic range, but especially who could play extremely softly at times. The original vinyl release of this album suffered greatly from...

“Tim Catlin formed the Overtone Ensemble in 2012 in order to perform works using his self-made "Vibrissa" instruments. The Vibrissa includes twelve vertically mounted aluminum rods that are longitudinally stroked with gloved hands to produce ethereal "singing" tones.
The long sustaining nature of the rods sound and microtonal tunings allow players a sonic palette of complex textures and harmonic complexity. Expanding from the instrumentation on their first album, these new recordings utilize...

"Tim Catlin formed the Overtone Ensemble in 2012 in order to perform works using his self-made "vibrissa" instruments. Each instrument consists of 12 vertically mounted aluminum rods that are longitudinally stroked by hand to produce ethereal singing tones. The long sustaining nature of the rods' sound and microtonal tunings allow players a sonic palette of complex textures and harmonic complexity. Other instruments used include massed hand-bells, quarter-tone bells, EBowed acoustic guitars, re-tuned...

"Italian group Overture began as Sons of the Rascals back in January 2010, but it's taken a name change, a tweaking of the original line-up and several years for the group to be ready to offer their confident self-titled debut in 2018, but the wait has been very much worth it! Containing five lengthy compositions, their music mixes the keyboard dominated colour of F.E.M Prog Band and La Coscienza di Zeno with the infectious youthful spirit of Unreal City - a big influence here. Controversially....

"Under the artistic direction of Fabio Zuffanti and Rossano Villa, Luca’s ideas are enhanced with lush arrangements ranging from symphonic prog to psychedelia, hard-Crimson atmospheres, with touches of ethnic and fusion music...

"Further on from a few phone conversations last week (graciously enabled in the first instance by the ever-generous Alan Skidmore) and the swift dispatch from Germany of the demo disc, I'm very excited to announce that Tony Oxley, one of the great forefathers of European improvised music, will be releasing a disc on Confront Recordings.
I've played the demo about fifteen times in the last three days and it's absolutely incredible. Tony is 81 years old and as evidenced here, is still making...

Tony Oxley - percussion, electronics, violin
Barry Guy - double bass, bass guitar
Philipp Wachsmann - violin
David Bourne - violin
Ian Brighton - electric guitar

“A reissue of the Incus Records LP, originally released in 1977. Crisply recorded in Vangelis’ London studio, and mastered for re-release under Oxley’s personal supervision.
This album is a classic example of UK free improvisation by one of the originators of that style, with the added dimension that the play

"One of the most important musical partnerships in English free improvisation was the duo of Tony Oxley and Derek Bailey. Their long standing friendship began as early as 1963 with the group Joseph Holbrooke (including composer/bassist Gavin Bryars)...

Great price on this double best-of by these 2nd generation UK folkies drawn from their work from 1986-19990. "Oysterband (or the Oyster Band, as it used to be) are one of thefew outfits still burning with the fire of punk, but managing to combine it w...

Turkish folk music produced by Bill Laswell and Nicky Skopelitis

Cloud Nineology is the latest CD release from the Raleigh, NC instrumental prog-fusion band Ozone Quartet and is a collection of the band's early work. The songs were previously only available on cassette. The cassettes have been sold out for some time...

A 2002 live set. As anyone who has seen them knows, they really shine in a live setting, jamming the stuff even further into the stratosphere than on their studio albums. They are a fantastic, instrumental band , heavily influenced by You-era Gong, combined with their own definitive stamp. Some of the best spacey rock music of the last 15 years has been created by the Ozrics. If you miss Gong, Pulsar, Hawkwind, etc., you will flip over them.

"If you're an Ozric Tentacles fan then you know their psychedelic rock sound. I consider them to be similar to Hawkwind, Gong and their electronica counterparts Eat Static. Gong's Steve Hillage sometimes plays his fluid style of guitar on an Ozrics or Eat Static album.
This early 90's live recording shows off their musical prowess as the Tentacles churn through classics like Erpland, Bizarre Bazaar, Ayurvedic and Kick Muck from the Pungent Effulgent album. Kick Muck is great on the studio album, but...

Not so much needs to be said about the Ozrics after 25 years. They were a amazing space-rock/progressive rock band at a time when there weren't any, especially in the UK and they still make good records.

"Paper Monkeys is the new studio album...

An excellent album by this great modern space rock band. They are a fantastic, instrumental band , heavily influenced by You-era Gong, combined with their own definitive stamp. Some of the best spacey rock music of the last 15 years has been created by the Ozrics. If you miss Gong, Pulsar, Hawkwind, etc., you will flip over them.

“Written, programmed, recorded and produced throughout 2019/20 by Ed Wynne in Blue Bubble Studios by the sea, this exploratory and diverse musical adventure comprises seven new tracks spanning 45 minutes. Inspired by the Scottish hills, valleys and beaches surrounding his studio, Wynne feels that lockdown in a strange kind of way has provided space for the Earth to breathe for a while and for people to rediscover it's resonant healing frequency.
Ozrics' synth player Silas Neptune and drummer Balázs.

2006 release from this long-lived, many-album'd band.

"Although Ozric Tentacles is the bridge between 1970s space rock and 1990s techno, they've never quite crossed that bridge themselves. They remain suspended in an approach that sounds like it could've come straight out of the recording sessions for Gong's You and Steve Hillage's Fish Rising albums from the mid 1970s, a decade before they were formed. With Ozric, you strap yourself in and hold tight as the band careens through sequencer...

Ozric Tentacles are a fantastic, instrumental band , heavily influenced by You-era Gong, combined with their own definitive stamp. Some of the best spacey rock music of the last 15 years has been created by the Ozrics. If you miss Gong, Pulsar, Hawkwind, etc., you will flip over them. They have their own unique style, and while I can't imagine anyone needs all of their albums, because there is a lot of similarities between them, I think most everyone needs at least a couple!...