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"...France's most influential contemporary musician." – Alternative Press

"Searing instrumental space music, bridging electronics & psychedelic guitar excess in unique & legendary fashion...one of the quintessential European progressive groups of the 70's" – Forced Exposure

Composer, guitarist & electronics innovator Richard Pinhas is recognized as one of France's major experimental musicians & is a pivotal figure in the development of electronic rock....

The second solo album by Richard Pinhas, released in Japan in a very limited edition (only 1,000 copies made) mini-lp sleeve that is really quite beautiful. Composer, guitarist & electronics innovator Richard Pinhas is recognized as one of France's...

“Music that is in flux and stasis at the same time, with an almost sculptural presence, stuffed with overtones and rich textures.”-BBC

"Among collectors of electronic music, some names have become legendary and are present in every search list. These names include Richard Pnhas, the leader of the French cult group Heldon."-Audion


Composer, guitarist and electronics innovator Richard Pinhas is recognized as one of France’s major experimental musicians. A pivotal figure in the ...

"In 1973, a rock guitarist and an electronic knob-twiddler released a revered and trail-blazing document in contemporary ambient music: Robert Fripp and Brian Eno's No Pussyfooting. Thirty-five years later, guitarist Richard Pinhas and noise artist Masami Akita (aka Merzbow) have formed the 21st century version of the concept." – Brandon Wu/Washington City Paper

It's interesting that Brandon Wu compares the work of Richard Pinhas and Merzbow to Fripp and Eno. At the...

"...it’s like the weird, beautiful music you think you only hear in dreams." – Q

The music, which consists of three very lengthy tracks, comes across as a cross between the heavy, synth-driven, sequencer beats of classic Heldon...

Tatsuya Yoshida – drums
Masami Akita – noise electronics
Richard Pinhas – guitars and analog synth guitars

Three founding fathers of experimental music join forces to conjure an unholy serenade for a society on the verge of collapse on Process and Reality, an hourlong whirlwind of pessimistic prophecy transformed into a heady monolith of sound.

Boundary-stretching guitarist Richard Pinhas, founder of the influential French electronic

On the back of the 2014 Rock In Opposition Festival in Japan and their album "Welcome In The Void", Richard Pinhas and Yoshida Tatsuya did a Japanese tour lasting about 2 weeks.

At this exact moment in October 2015, Richard and Yoshida are similarly touring France and England.

In order to have some fun, fresh merch to sell to the fans, Yoshida released this live album on his Magaibutsu label, taken from several shows during their Japanese tour and showing off aspects of their work...

"...two pioneers of fringe music, with the rapport of the two as the driving force behind this album" -– Something Else!

On Welcome In The Void, Richard Pinhas again pushes sonic and compositional boundaries...

Richard and Merzbow are both among the best-known figures in electronic rock music today. Merzbow is probably the single best-known artist in noise music today. While Richard's work wouldn't be considered to be in the 'noise' arena, many...

Composer, guitarist & electronics innovator Richard Pinhas is recognized as one of France's major experimental musicians & is a pivotal figure in the development of electronic rock. In 1998, Pinhas teamed up with French 'cyber-punk' author Dantec for a...

"The noisiest concert of FIMAV 2011!"

3 generations of musical trouble-makers meet for an all-improvised performance at this great festival. Even for those who follow Richard & Merzbow's previous meetings, the addition of Wolf Eyes throws some...

This 'lost album' was produced by Christian Hayes (Cardiacs) and mixed by Tim Smith (Cardiacs).

"A very long time coming Everything comes round again. Some things never go away.

Words that were weighted, wait, hang in the air, unwind..

Antoine Arnera - Keyboard, vocals
Boris Cassone - Bass, vocals
Guilhem Meier - Drums, vocals
Anthony Béard - Guitar, vocals
François Mignot - Guitar, vocals
Benoit Lecomte - Bass, vocals
Jean Joly - Drums

What happens when you take two of France's great young bands and you smoosh them together? You get greatness smooshily intensified! Wild, fun and original; don't let anyone tell you that great quirky rock music isn't being made any longer! ...

In 1967 there was a film released called "Tonite Let's All Make Love In London" about the swinging London scene. It included film footage of the Pink Floyd's very first recording session from very late '66 I believe, mixed with footage of them from the...

"Its been almost 4 years since the band's phenomenal debut. Since that time the duo of Mariusz Boniecki and Marcin Kledzik have expanded into a live gigging quartet. I'm pleased to say that in terms of their music the band has not lost any momentum....


"Pinkcourtesyphone, the ongoing project by Los Angeles-based sound artist Richard Chartier (b.1971), sends a new coded message of sumptuous distant drones and glacial orchestral heart-rendings. Poised and polished - slow motion pulsations tug at your emotions (but only a portion of them). For those listeners desirous of the output of The Caretaker, Angelo Badalamenti, William Basinski, and other such dark wistful wonderment. Pinkcourtesyphone is dark but not arch, with a slight hint of humor - amorphous...

Pinski Zoo celebrate 25 years of kicking down the barriers and sticking doggedly out for individualism with a new double album - "After Image" - is a collection of live tracks from tours between 2003 - 2005, mixing their new material with classic upda...

Live recordings from Austria, New York and England by this UK quartet of saxes, synths/samples, bass & drums. The track from NYC was recorded at the Knitting Factory the same night that Curlew recorded "The Hardwood". "Shows how exciting a band like Pi...

Alberto Pinton baritone & alto saxophone, clarinet & bass clarinet
Niklas Barnö trumpet
Torbjörn Zetterberg bass
Konrad Agnas drums

"The Italian, but living in Sweden, saxophonist and clarinetist Alberto Pinton continues to explore the post-bop heritage of the Sixties with his new album, “Opus Facere”, stretching it to include what is coming after free jazz in a non-conformist attitude. The name of his quartet, Noi Siamo (meaning We Are in English) has “This is Our Music” (because.

Alberto Pinton, baritone saxophone and clarinet/Jonas Kullhammar, tenor and baritone saxophone/Torbjörn Zetterberg, double bass/Kjell Nordeson, drums and vibraphone.

"Jazz turns open and flexible again with this quartet. The music follows the...

Mats Gustafsson, tenor saxophone
Ken Vandermark, clarinet, tenor saxophone
Fredrik Ljungkvist, clarinet, tenor and baritone saxophone
Guillermo Gregorio, clarinet, alto saxophone
Jeb Bishop, trombone
Per-Äke Holmlander, tuba
Joe Morris, guitar
David Stackenäs, guitar
Sten Sandell, piano
Jim Baker, ARP synthesizer, piano
Fred Lonberg-Holm, cello
Kent Kessler, bass
Johan Berthling, bass
Michael Zerang, drums, percussion
Raymond Strid, drums

"[Palo Colorado Dream] covers a sprawling musical terrain–avant jazz, atmospheric soundscapes, earthy Americana, math-rock...with an arsenal of effects hardware and studio production techniques..." – JazzTimes...


"Channeling Serge Gainsbourg through the lens of Hassidic porn and the loving erection of the soul, Pissuk Rachav is the bastard child of Holy Land poetic visions and Brahmachari Circus Music. Marimba, ney, theremin, drums and voice weave a remarkably...

Third, final and best album by this Washington DC-based mathrock band from the 90s. DC has never been a big mathrock or brutal-prog town (too bad, but that's the way it is - you want agressive, complex music, head 40 miles north to Baltimore!), but...

Pitom are one of my favorite Tzadik bands, and that's really saying something when you have a catalog as strong as they do. I saw them open for Gutbucket at a tiny little club in VA a few years ago and I didn't even connect them...

"Bayou Electric is the final installment in an unplanned trilogy, with Feel Free and Bridges making up the first and second installments in the series, respectively. All three works share similar characteristics, compositional processes, alternate tuning schemes, instrumentation, and a certain ethos that the composer views as cohesive whole. There is a progression toward refinement over the course of this trilogy, in the overall sound of the albums and in their dependence on other musicians to realize....

Quite splendid release of long, slow Terry-Riley influenced drone/minimalistic works by a real band. If you enjoy this sort of very long form, patience-required work, this is probably the best thing I've heard of its kind this year!...

Chris Pitsiokos alto saxophone
Brandon Seabrook electric guitar
Tim Dahl electric bass
Weasel Walter drums
"With only 26 years of age, alto saxophonist Chris Pitsiokos is the face of the new generation of musicians who are changing the New York scene. Wild, fierce and raw, his personal playing style is making waves all around, and it’s not a real surprise to find in his Unit some of the most adventurous figures active in the frontier between jazz and rock, namely Brandon Seabrook...

Chris Pitsiokos - sax, compositions
Max Johnson - bass
Kevin Shea - drums
"Chris Pitsiokos' (b. 1990) debut album as a leader spans the gamut of his compositional output, employing through-composed material, tunes, charts, open forms, and new ways of composition and interaction he has developed over the past three years. Joined by two of New York's most exciting creative musicians--Kevin Shea and Max Johnson--Pitsiokos has composed intensely personal material catered to the individual voices.

Chris Pitsiokos alto saxophone, wind controller, sampler, analog synthesizer
Sam Lisabeth guitar
Tim Dahl electric bass on tracks 4, 6, 9, 10
Henry Fraser electric bass on tracks 1-3, 5, 7, 8
Jason Nazary drums and electronics on 4, 6, 9, 10
Connor Baker drums on 1-3, 5, 7, 8

"Chris Pitsiokos is indeed what everybody says about him: the most representative face of a new generation of musicians commited to change the New York jazz scene. Or the New York rock scene..

''La Piva Dal Carner is the name of a bagpipe of the Emilian Apennine. Beside the bagpipe, the instrumentation sees the presence of voices, hurdy-gurdy, two rows melodeon and modern ones like guitar, double-bass and saxophones to perform the rich tradi...

''La Piva Dal Carner is the name of a bagpipe of the Emilian Apennine. Beside the bagpipe, the instrumentation sees the presence of voices, hurdy-gurdy, two rows melodeon and modern ones like guitar, double-bass and saxophones to perform the rich tradi...


"...a quirky, catchy blend of pop hooks and jazz-centric soloing...it's rare for a group so young to emerge with such a fully formed and distinctive concept, but Pixel seems to have accomplished just that." – AllAboutJazz...

"... one of the most memorable moments of the [Match and Fuse Festival]." – DownBeat

"Jazz doesn't usually equate to instant enjoyment or accessibility, but this Norwegian quartet...is great fun. Bassist/bandleader Ellen...

"ANTONIO PAOLO PIZZIMENTI's new album presents his soundtrack for the theatre work Chimera, taken from Sebastiano Vassalli's novel "La Chimera", starring Lucilla Giagnoni and produced by Teatro Giacosa, Ivrea. The album comprises sixteen inspired and...

Planeta Imaginario are a terrific 8 piece jazz/rock band who have been in existance since 1999. This is their second album and the first to be released outside of their native Spain. The band features keyboards (Fender Rhodes, Hammond organ, piano and...

As long-time fans of the 'Canterbury School' style of jazz/rock, a very appealing, very English, sometimes slightly whimsical blend of electric jazz with complex rock have sadly learned, this style and sound is rarely invoked nowadays...

Nice modern electronic album that uses modern technology & resources, but takes its cue from the creative groundbreaking work of the German 70's bands is a real grower and ultimately a definite keeper! "Alex Bundy from San Francisco, CA-via-Portland, O...

Stupendous bass and drums duo taking the "Ruins" esthetic and doing even more with it. They are touring with Ahleuchatistas in July, which is how we heard about them. Short, fast, dynamic and different!

"Planets is a dynamic bass and drums duo...

Quite entrancing spacey/psych released in a DVD case in a limited edition of 500 copies. The label calls it psych-folk, but this is pretty much a rock band as far as I am concerned. No matter what you call it, it's excellent, especially the almost 20'...

One of the best of the psych-folk acts I've heard, these guys put a lot of psych in it! "Portland, Oregon's Plants are blossoming into one of the most expansive ensembles emanating out of today's psychedelic underground. Formed by the wedded musical....

Improvisationen, Konzepte, Kompositionen von Mani Planzer mit seinem MorschAchBlasOrCHester. This is a very obscure release from the excellent German jazz/new music label Sound Aspects, which has been out of business for over a decade. I suspect that t...

Nice to see this top-drawer psychedelic rarity from Canada (originally reissued by Laser's Edge) available again. "Bay Ridge, Ontario's contribution to the psychedelic pantheon, their self-titled LP (Allied/1968) is a swirl of gossamer vocals and Tolki...

"New release on CD from the masters of American Psych punk. This one finds Chicago's Plastic Crimewave Sound taking a more song oriented take on psychedelia after their double album adventure, No Wonderland. Mind burning guitars mix with throbbing...

Legendary Czechoslovakian underground band who were jailed & banned many many times in their lifetime. One of the band's better known titles, at least here in the USA, as this was the 2nd of two releases to come out in Canada, and it was relatively...

Reissue of the most famous (and probably the best as well) album by this classic, TRULY underground rock band from Czechoslovakia, who were destroyed by the state but who actually won in the end when they reformed to play specifically at the request of...

Legendary Czechoslovakian underground band who were jailed & banned many,many times in their lifetime.

"Recorded in late 1983 & finished in January, 1984, this studio recording was intended for release in Canada, but that plan...