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"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)...


"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...

The fifth album by this Swedish post-Landberk/post-rock/post-progressive group features four new works and older works which are 'revisited' here (meaning that they are new recordings of old pieces or remixes. Moody, ethereal, modern music.

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...

"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...

"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 ...

"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...

No disrespect meant at all to Mick Harris of Napalm Death, who was the original drummer for Painkiller, but I'll take Yoshida Tatsuya, thank you very much! And now I can!

"John Zorn and Bill Laswell are two of the Downtown scene’s most...


"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!...

Bassist/composer/band leader Ron Anderson has been leading an ever-changing ensemble known as PAK for at least a decade. He's also been collaborating with drummer Tatsuya Yoshida in various line-ups for at least a decade as well...

Second and final album by this UK progressive band which was released on Bronze in 1972 and never before released on CD. I never heard this at the time, but I remember seeing it, because who could forget that great Roger Dean cover! This has liner...

"Released in the Spring of 1971, "Paladin" was the debut album from this creative band. Formed the previous year by Keith Webb and Pete Solley (both ex-members of Terry Reid's band), Paladin encompassed all that was experimental in early 70's rock...

"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...

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...

"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...

"In arranging Zappa's tunes for big band, Ed Palermo has thrown new light on his legacy while retaining the composer's original melodic and harmonic designs. The arrangements also leave plenty of room for the band's gifted soloists..."...

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, This reissues a very rare Shandar lp of very personalized piano music. ''Unchanging as his music appears to be from the outside, it is constantly r...

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...

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]

This is the debut album by a instrumental quartet from Brazil who use the unusual instrumentation of Hang (a smaller, modern version of steel drum but played with hands instead of sticks), drumkit, cello and acoustic piano.

The sound is very world-music vibe oriented, such as Oregon, etc, along with chamber/chamber-rock sounds, like Julverne, etc.

It's very nice and the Hang gives it its own sound; watch the video and see...

''What we have here is a trio (guitari, mandolin & cello) of inspired musicians, able to forge a dazzling acoustic sound which strikes the right balance between interpretative rigour and the typical passion of the sounds of Southern Italy.'' [Felmay/Ne...

Italitan guitarist Antonello Paliotti continues to forge ahead on the highly original path taken by previous offering Tarantella Storta and Serenata Luntana accompanied by the Mandolin Orchestra. Together with traditional standards this album features ...

"This is a group of progressive rock of the 80'. They have two albums before: The sentinel and Knightmoves. Beat the Drum is a masterpiece, one the bests albums of Progressive in 1999, the best that I have listened since "The Visitor" of Arena. Very recommendable to people. that like Yes, Genesis, Saga, Rush, Pink Floyd, ELP, Arena, Pendragon and IQ (in other words, the real good music)."

"This is the best release that Pallas has put out in years. More in line with older stuff like The Sentinel or the Wedge. Pallas's slow slide into pop was great dissapointment to many who remember them as being on the cutting edge of prog in the early 80's. This band, along with IQ, Marillion, Galahad and Twelfth Night revitalized an all but dead genre of music. Cross and Crucible is a mature well produced release that showcases the technical ability of these musicians. They may be 20 years older but...

"If you like Saga, Twelfth Night, old school Yes then cop a load of this. Enjoy!"

''A volte ritornano.... some of the most significant rebel songs of the first hundred years of Italian history: from the anti-war songs to the working chants, from the migration ballads to the protest anthems. Non a mere nostalgia revival but instead a...

Clive Palmer is a founding member of The Incredible String Band, a virtuoso banjo player and distinguished folk musician who recorded several classic albums with COB and The Famous Jug Band. At long last, British folk's great lost album" is finally ava...

Clive Palmer is a founding member of The Incredible String Band, a virtuoso banjo player and distinguished folk musician who recorded several classic albums with COB and The Famous Jug Band. At long last, British folk's great lost album" is finally ava...