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"Over the last few years a rising tide of new Korean artists have staked a place in the global music conversation. Groups like Jambinai, Black String and Park Jiha's earlier duo [su:m] have created exciting soundworlds that deftly combine the instrumentation and complex expression of Korean traditional music with an array of contemporary sounds such as post-rock, doom metal, downtempo jazz, and classical minimalism. While Park Jiha's most recent musical endeavor, her debut solo album Communion, is...

"Wing–Chester is the chaotic meeting between the critical beats and mad rhythms of Teun (who improvised for two hours in a studio) and the avant-garde melodies and heavy guitars of Pierre ( who built up all the rest in a few days at home)...

“German progressive band from Wendelstein (south of Nuremberg). Their bizarre band name is the chemical formula for Phosphorous Pentoxide.
Outstanding German hard rock/heavy psychedelia from 1975. Not at all typical of a German krautrock bands, more like US bands.
Recommended for fans of 2066 And Then, Sub, Plus, Electric Sandwich and possible Black Widow and maybe Excalibur. Another must-hear artifact that has been obviously over-looked.”

"P2O5, founded in Wendelstein near Nuremberg in 1970, released their only LP in 1978 on the Brutkasten label which is today in high demand. There is to be heard hard rock with progressive elements and English lyrics. The Brutkasten studio was only...

This is a professionally packaged, self-released CDR. It features bassist Paul Kollar (from St. Elmo's Fire), guitarist Paul Barton and drummer Phil Wylie, all tearing it up live at a Coffeehouse in Calyton, NC! This is 42' of improvisatinally oriented...

A new release by this excellent oboe/flute player who first came to attention in the great ensemble Noetra and has since led Il Monstro and his own ensembles.

“As a composer, oboist, flutist and vibraphonist, Christian Paboeuf has had a brilliant career in writing and performing music for the theater and motion pictures. In 2017, in a move to rekindle a more direct relationship with his audience, he created the Christian Paboeuf Quartet. The band’s unusual instrumentation is now showcased in...

A numbered, limited edition of 1,000 copies from 1993, this is a crunchy progressive/fusion band based around the guitaring of leader Michael Pabst. There is usually guitar, bass, drums and usually keyboards and sometimes brass on the tracks. It was...

Kimmo Pörsti - drums & percussion, keyboards
Rafael Pacha - electric & acoustic guitars, bass, keyboards, lyre, mandolin, viola da gamba, electric violin
with
Ruben Alvarez - electric guitar
Marek Arnold - soprano saxophone
Marco Bernard - Shuker bass
Olli Jaakkola - flute, soprano saxophone
Jan-Olof Strandberg - bass
Ariane Valdivié - vocals
John Wilkinson – vocals

“This is a follow-up to Pörsti’s last solo album "Past and Present". Only this time it is

RAFAEL PACHA: Hackbrett Psaltery, Recorder Flutes, Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Mandolin, Synthesizers, Percussion & Bass
KIMMO PÖRSTI [THE SAMURAI OF PROG]: Drums
CARLOS ESPEJO: Main Vocals
MANUEL MACIA: Acoustic Guitar
FRANCISCO J. BOCERO: Main Vocals
JAVIER MARQUEZ: Soprano Sax
JOSE MANUEL MEDINA [MANDALABAND | LAST KNIGHT]: Orchestrations

“Al Rincón Por Soñar (To The Corner for Dream), is the twelfth album by Rafael Pacha, a Spanish multi-instrumental

This is a fairly monstrously collectable Swiss psychedelic item from 1972, with fabulous organ, good guitar, drums and fairly crazed vocals.
This is the first time this has been issued legitimately, and it includes the famous 'talking skull' cover, a short history of the band, a bunch of photos, & 3 bonus tracks from non-lp sings from 1970 & 1971 (all tracks taken from the master tapes!)

"For all the scientific rigour to Kirkegaard's research into the sonic possibilities of various materials, his work reveals an underlying fascination for the mysteries and myths embedded in them. His work channels an access to an inner world."-Anne Hilde

Remastered and presented in a mini-lp sleeve, this reissues a fairly in-demand album which has been unavailable on CD for at least 5 years now. The first solo album by one of the pillars of the original PFM. "Those who expect that Mauro Pagani's solo...

The first and second solo albums by one of the pillars of the original PFM. All of PFM appear on the 1st, although it doesn't sound like PFM. Includes some amazing guests: Giulio Capiozzo, Demetrio Stratos, Patrizio Fariselli, Demetrio Stratos, Ares Tavolazzi (all of Area), Patrick Djivas, Franz Di Cioccio, Franco Mussida (all of PFM), Roberto Columbo, and more!

"Those who expect that Mauro Pagani's solo album would be in a similar style to his previous group PFM have to think again! His first...

Jimmy Page - Guitar
Alexis Light Orchestra, Featuring:
Jack Bruce - Bass, vocal
Paul Jones - Harmonica, vocal
Charlie Watts - Drums
Ian Stewart - Piano
Ruby Turner – Vocal
And others.

“The Alexis Light Orchestra was a supergroup formed for a tribute concert to the late Alexis Korner on June 5th, 1984 at the Palais Ballroom in Nottingham, England.”

“Without Alexis Korner, there still might have been a British blues scene in the early 1960s, but chances are

This 1986 release was the very first by this Japanese progressive rock outfit. 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!
" Pageant's debut is one of the best Symphonic Prog albums of the 80's.. and possibly my favorite after Asia Minor's 'Between Flesh and Divine'. The music has a mystical fairy tale atmosphere: full of bright...

Solo piano interpretations of what the original keyboardist of Le Orme considers their most beautiful of their output.

"Canzone d'amore is the title of the new album by Tony Pagliuca, the keyboardist of Le Orme, a band from Mestre (Venice) able to overwhelm the recording market in the seventies with their progressive-pop music . Tony Pagliuca exactly 50 years ago joined this extraordinary band. Now Tony is back with an album that features an unreleased track and 13 songs among the most beautiful...

"To the uninitiated, extended techniques (playing an instrument in a way not originally intended), like plucking a piano's strings or bowing a violin behind its bridge'may seem gimmicky or just plain ridiculous. However, certain extended techniques...

Frank is best known for his work with his band Only A Mother, but he's been a solo artist for much longer than Only A Mother were around. "It may be hard to believe, but The Back of Beyond is Frank Pahl's first solo album since 1998! In the meantime he...

"The death of Shaking Ray Levi keyboardist Dennis Palmer prompted Frank Pahl to put the finishing touch on two projects. The first one is this studio duo CD with Palmer, ten years in the works. Fourteen instrumental pieces that are lovingly off-kilter...

Very fine collaboration between Frank Pahl and Shaking Ray Levi (Dennis Palmer and Bob Stagner). The mirror image of Pahl-Mer, this one contains improvisations recorded in April 2012. Titles all refer to the werewolf, yet the music is much more...

Paik are wicked conjurers of a seriously delirious thunder, unleashing a maelstrom of sound that is as lilting as it is crushing. A power trio of guitar/bass/drums, the band first streaked across the Michigan space-gaze scene in 1997, seeking to chart ...

"This is a wide panorama of Nam June Paik work as musician -- 'Hommage à John Cage' (1958-1959), 'Étude for Pianoforte' (1959-1960) and 'Simple' (1961) are good example of neodada music and de-structuration in the late 50's, this is basically irreverent audio-collages. 'Prepared Piano for Merce Cunningham' (1977) captures an improvised performance by Paik on a de-tuned piano. While 'Prepared for Merce Cunningham' was later mixed and edited for use by Cunningham, this raw, straight-to-tape version is...

"If you've heard about this band at all, you've probably heard that their sound incorporates various traditional Japanese instruments. This is true, but it's not immediately audible at first; instead of using them as solo instruments they tend to act...

A powerful and breathtaking meeting of masters. With the tight rhythm section of Laswell and Hamid Drake, who have a long history working together in a variety of bands and contexts, and the empathetic insanity of Patton and Zorn, this set was as much ...

Bringing together John Zorn, Bill Laswell and Mick Harris, three of the most voracious and energetic musical minds in new music, PainKiller was one of the most intense live bands ever. Here they are captured at their absolute peak. Culminating their le...


"Afonso Pais isn’t simply a promising young guitarist of the Portuguese jazz scene; he is above all an outstanding composer and thorough musician. Nevertheless he is part of the young crop that has turned up in the last 10 to 15 years, in this country..

Ron Anderson and PAK have been at it for some time and it's great to see their hard work rewarded with a release with Tzadik, which willc certainly bring them some well-deserved attention! A bit crazed and more than a bit great! Highly recommended!...

PERCY JONES - bass guitar
ALEX SKOLNICK - guitar
KENNY GROHOWSKI - drums
TIM MOTZER - guitars, electronics

"It was the Plague Year, and musicians denied the ability to tour and play in front of a live audience quickly began to pivot to virtual concerts. As early as April performances from musician’s homes started (including one large series that was titled Live From Our Living Rooms). By August some conventional performance venues had gotten into the act, including the Village...

Caterina Palazzi double bass, compositions
Giacomo Ancillotto guitar
Maurizio Chiavaro drums
Sergio Pomante tenor sax on #1, #2, #4, #5
Antonio Raia tenor sax on #3

"Each composition in “Asperger” is a suite inspired by one bad character of the movies produced by Disney, and like the previous “Infanticide” the purpose is to destroy the childhood vision that the good personalities always wins, something that reality constantly denies in the adult world – and yes, she’s...

"Who says experimental musicians can't play pop? Norway's Stian Westerhus is best known as one of Northern Europe's most fascinating abstract guitar stylists. His album Didymoi Dreams with vocalist Sidsel Endresen was a fascinating pairing of extreme....

As usual, my pal Ken totally nails the essentials: "The record label hyped this new Norwegian instrumental trio as sounding like a mash up of Pink Floyd and post-rock. Guess what? They sound like a mash up of Pink Floyd and post-rock. The main mover...

"...this ace arranger is dead serious about his song-renovations, striving for exceptional music that contains levels of technical resourcefulness and emotional exposition associated with premium jazz." – DownBeat

The Ed Palermo Big Band
combines two unlikely American masters with The Adventures of Zodd Zundgren, a dizzying and ingenious reinvention of music by Todd Rundgren & Frank Zappa, two much-loved but drastically different American rock composers...

"...one of the greatest musicians and arrangers in the world."-Christian McBride

What’s the most unlikely thing a jazz big band can do? Why, expertly cover the incredibly demanding music of Frank Zappa and make it seem as easy as a warm knife cutting butter.
What’s the most unlikely thing the Ed Palermo Big Band can do? I suppose it would be doing as close to a ‘straight jazz’ album as possible! And that’s what this is. There are great and inventive versions of standards by Duke Ellington..

Ed and his amazing 16 piece band (+ guests) return with his third album of his distinctive, big-band interpretations of the great 20th century composer, Frank Zappa. This body of work has won them huge acclaim from both new and old fans of the music and they even appeared on NPR's Weekend Edition for a short feature which was heard by millions of listeners in 2006. For those not already familiar with Ed's colorful, jazz-based arrangements of Zappa's compositions, Ed has led a big band for 30 years (!)...

This is something different than most of what I and you have previously heard on CD by the EPBB, but if you have an appreciation for CLASSIC r’n’b and blues, this swings like a motherfucker and the singing is great. Conditionally recommended.

“For acclaimed jazz big band leader, arranger, composer and saxophonist Ed Palermo, Edgar Winter wasn’t just a gateway drug to jazz. To a youth raised on New Jersey's shore, the music of the Texan multi-instrumental star was a mind-expanding key that...

"Palermo developed these charts during years of live shows with these musicians, and their mastery of the material shows in the performances, which turn on a dime yet feel fierce with spontaneous invention....

"Oh Yes!" – Culture Jazz

Over the past two decades Ed Palermo has earned an avid international following with his brilliantly executed, reverently irreverent arrangements of Frank Zappa’s tempestuous and wildly inventive music. On previous albums the New Jersey saxophonist, composer and arranger infused the world of Zappalogy with his own brand of incisive wit & bracing improvisation. He doesn’t neglect Zappa on his 4th Cuneiform dispatch One Child Left Behind...

Crazy times call for outrageous music, and few jazz ensembles are better prepared to meet the surreality of this reality-TV-era than the antic and epically creative Ed Palermo Big Band. The New Jersey saxophonist, composer and arranger is best known for his celebrated performances interpreting the ingenious compositions of Frank Zappa, an extensive body of work documented on previous Cuneiform albums.
But his fifth project for the label...

"A Sweet Quasimodo... is stunning music for two pianos played simultaneously in a tremolo style that Charlemagne Palestine calls 'strumming,' a technique that has defined his piano music since the late '60s. It spins out its sonic tapestry in surges...

"Presented in tri-fold digipak sleeve. Alga Marghen presents the "sixSIXsix"th installment of its Golden Research Charlemagne Palestine archive series: CharleBelllzzz at Saint Thomas. These previously unreleased recordings of Palestine's...

"Four Manifestations On Six Elements, one of Charlemagne Palestine most well-known works, has now finally been included in the Alga Marghen Golden Research series of CD editions presenting the composer's relevant historical recordings. In 1973...

"From Etudes to Cataclysms is one of Charlemagne's most important works. An impressive composition of more than 140 minutes based on a unique instrument -- a double piano on which one keyboard is played by the feet."

"Several years ago, Martin...

"This CD of previously-unavailable recordings not only presents you Charlemagne Palestine activities in 1974, collaborating with some of most important experimental artists and composers from either the New York loft scene and Cal Arts, but also...

One of the earliest, almost forgotten pioneers of minimalism, along with La Monte Young & Terry Riley. These are not his earliest recordings that have more recently been found and published, but they were the second of his recordings to be released. This reissues a very rare Shandar lp of very personalized piano music. This is a total classic of the genre and time.

“One readily pictures Charlemagne Palestine sitting at the Boesendorfer piano bestrewn with teddy bears, glass of cognac at hand....

Unpublished recordings by one of the deepest/most mysterious of the original American minimalists.

"Subtitled: For Piano, Harpsichord And Strings Ensemble. Sub Rosa presents unpublished works by minimalist composer/vocalist/performer...

"Youuu + Mee = Weee is the first recorded collaboration between Charlemagne Palestine and Rhys Chatham. And it's precious. Following the musical meetings with Z'ev (Rubhitbangklanghear Rubhitbangklangear, and with Tony Conrad, these new Sub...

"On Maximin, the music of the seminal minimalist composer Charlemagne Palestine is reconfigured and reiterated by David Coulter and Jean-Marie Mathoul, in full co-operation and collaboration with Mr. Palestine. Coulter and Mathoul have taken previously recorded works of Mr. Palestine and -- with the full respect due these often transcendent and sacred works -- have interwoven new and/or found sounds, drones, and unexpected textures into an ever-shifting flow that brings new light to these deeply soulful...

This has one disc (40') of duos and one disc (68') of solo performances.

"Charlemagne Palestine is a minimalist composer, vocalist and performer noted for his carillon and electronic drone music. He is regarded as perhaps one of the most...

10th album by this dada-esque quartet of guitar, bass, drums & vocals (by the incomparable Han Buhrs). ''Palinckx wants to astonish, cofuse, move & make you think.'' ''...fun loving, post-punk, post-Beefheart frenzy.''-Jazziz. [Victo]