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“First new album from Michael Rother (NEU!, Harmonia) in 14 years! “

Guitarist Michael Rother is a very important part of some of the most exciting and influential music to emerge from the exciting and influencial German Krautrock scene. He was a founding member of the hugely influential Neu!, played for a short while in Kraftwerk (between their first and second album) and joined forces with Cluster to form Harmonia. After Harmonia disbanded in 1976, he started a solo career and this 1976 release was his first.

"Michael Rother was the guitar and keyboard playing...

Guitarist Michael Rother is a very important part of some of the most exciting and influential music to emerge from the exciting and influencial German Krautrock scene. He was a founding member of the hugely influential Neu!, played for a short while in Kraftwerk (between their first and second album) and joined forces with Cluster to form Harmonia. After Harmonia disbanded in 1976, he started a solo career and this 1979 release was his third.

" Katzenmusik marked the third and final...


Guitarist Michael Rother is a very important part of some of the most exciting and influencial music to emerge from the exciting and influencial German Krautrock scene. He was a founding member of the hugely influencial Neu!, played for a short while in Kraftwerk (between their first and second album) and joined forces with Cluster to form Harmonia. After Harmonia disbanded in 1976, he started a solo career.
This new set includes the albums
“Lust” / “Süßherz & Tiefenschärfe” / “Traumreisen”...

Guitarist Michael Rother is a very important part of some of the most exciting and influencial music to emerge from the exciting and influencial German Krautrock scene. He was a founding member of the hugely influencial Neu!, played for a short while...

“In June 2020 Michael Rother packed the trunk of his car full, making sure to include a selection of his favorite instruments and other effects, and set out on a trip from Bevern-Forst, where he has lived on an old farm since 1973, spending a half a century writing momentous pieces of music history, at times solo, and at others in collaboration with other artists (Hans Joachim Roedelius, Dieter Moebius, Brian Eno et al.)
His two-day drive took him to Pisa, but it was not a vacation. Rother will stay..

"The legendary Marillion guitarist and founding member Steve Rothery has long been known for his unique playing style, and in the live setting the experience cannot be matched. ‘Live In Rome’ sees the Steve Rothery band captured over 2CD’s and 1 DVD...

Trace Recordings, a new independent label formed by Rothkos Mark Beazley, is proud to announce its first release, a collaboration between Beazley and Washington DC-based sound and visual artist JS Adams [BLK w/BEAR]. Based around the four Rothko tracks...


"Round House started its career in 1975, as an instrumental quintet including two guitarists, a keyboards player and a rhythmic section. From this period, one can find two studio albums and one track on the "The Seventies West Japanese Rock Scene" comp...

Very limited edition, self released CDR reissue of the first album from 1978 by one of the best West Japanese progressive rock bands. This is a symphonic rock album with jazzy influences combine with a melodic feel that might be a bit comparable to a j...

Round House were one of the best West Japanese progressive rock bands. The band made an unexpected reunion in 2000, and are now performing actively. "The structure of the music, dramatic and tight in the vein of of Return to Forever, topped with wailin...

Very limited edition, self released CDR reissue of the 2nd album, recorded in 1978 and 1979 by one of the best West Japanese progressive rock bands. This has a more prog/fusion sound than their first. "The structure of the music, dramatic and tight in...

This features this American composer at his best, with intricate writing that mixes the best of minimalism & rock, scored for keyboards, guitar, sax, bass & drums. [Felmay/New Tone]

The first opera set entirely on a television talk show, this evolves as a series of confessions by Clevelands TV guests, witnessed by the talk show host & his live studio audience. Sounds a lot like Jerry Springer to me; I guess he sorta is deserving o...

This is his critically lauded opera of the historical events relayed in the famous book ''In Cold Blood''. [Felmay/New Tone]

This is his more song-oriented works. [Felmay/New Tone]

In their 20 years ROVA have greatly expanded the language of sax music, & have performed with a wide variety of collaborators & composers. I don't think they could make a bad record if they tried! This has two compositions by Lindsay Cooper, two by Bar...

In their 20 years ROVA have greatly expanded the language of sax music, & have performed with a wide variety of collaborators & composers. I don't think they could make a bad record if they tried! [Victo]

At the 2012 Guelph Jazz Fest, the ROVA Saxophone Quartet (Bruce Ackley - soprano saxophone, Steve Adams - alto saxophone, Larry Ochs - tenor saxophone, Jon Raskin - baritone saxophone) performed an arrangement of John Coltrane s seminal Ascension album.

For this performance, Rova was joined by eight extraordinary musicians: Nels Cline (electric guitar), Fred Frith (electric bass), Carla Kihlstedt (violin and electronics) and Jenny Scheinman (violins), Chris Brown (electronics) and Ikue Mori....

Bruce Ackley soprano sax
Steve Adams alto and sopranino sax
Larry Ochs tenor and sopranino sax
Jon Raskin baritone, alto, sopranino sax
Kyle Bruckmann analog synthesizers
Henry Kaiser guitar
"This is not the first time we hear ROVA – the Californian saxophone quartet composed of Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams, Larry Ochs and Jon Raskin – picking up a jazz icon’s music and turning it radically into their own. It happened a few years ago with John Coltrane and “Electric Ascension”.

Ignore the passing of time as a measure of anything real. Twenty-five years and counting is a milestone, but really only means they've had more opportunities and experiences -- commissions, recordings, performances, musical and personal challenges -- a...

Excellent match-up between two superb L.A. ensembles. I heard an early preview of this over a year ago and was very impressed and and am even more impressed now - the sum is greater than the parts! Recommended!

"The story of the Celestial...

“ROVA is flying high at 40 years old: virtuosity, friendship, resistance, constantly renewed relevance; its members have developed a phenomenal sense of togetherness in their playing!”-François Couture, janvier 2018

“Despite the obvious obstacles, this singular San Francisco Bay Area band is staying on mission, moving forward. Over its four-plus decades the quartet has defined itself by applying an array of improvisational strategies to an ever-expanding body of new music.
The Circumference of Reason includes six tracks composed or, in the case of "NC17", designed between 2011 and 2016; then -- in typical ROVA fashion -- the pieces were worked over and performed by the quartet in rehearsals and concerts until...

Back in print after many years of unavailability.

"Massive & intense in-studio interpretation of John Coltrane's masterwork, Ascension - as performed by an all-star ensemble featuring The Rova Saxophone Quartet, Nels Cline (Wilco & more), guitar legend Fred Frith, Ikue Mori (formerly of No New York stars DNA), turntable wizard Otomo Yoshihide, plus other stellar guests."

“Coltrane’s Ascension belongs right up there in the pantheon of multi-recorded masterworks. Since this is only the...

Enzo Vita / guitar
Andrea Castelli / bass
Nicola Costanti / vocals, keyboards
Carmelo Junior Arena / keyboards, backing vocals
Pino Polistina / guitar
with:
Vittorio De Scalzi / flute (11)
and string quartet

This is a live performance (you can see a video of one of the pieces below) performed by the current/revamped version of the band + string quartet, doing a very splendid job on their most famous work from the 70s. If you love the original and want to hear an..

The masters of Italian progressive hard rock formed in Rome in 1971. La Bibbia (1971) was a furiously violent but still astonishingly intelligent work. This is a very entertaining album. -Scented Gardens Of The Mind.

Some of the very best musicians in Japan, veterans of such bands as Bondage Fruit, the Boredoms, Bazooka Joe, Demi Semi Quaver...have come together in Rovo, a virtuosic trance-rock group based in Tokyo. This dynamic set collects the best of their legendary two-night run at New York City's premier new music club, Tonic. Beautifully recorded and impeccably mixed by Rovo mastermind, violinist Katsui Yuji in Japan, Tonic 2001 captures the firey brilliance of this dazzling band like no studio recording ever...

Jonathan Rowden - saxophones/electronics
Ryan Pryor - piano/rhodes
James Yoshizawa - drum set/percussion
Chris Hon - bass

“Los Angeles-based saxophonist and bandleader Jonathan Rowden is making some notable noise as a worthy player and conceptualist way out west, to quote Sonny Rollins. His group’s aptly named debut, Becoming, is a mix of unabashed emotionality, compositional breadth and occasional flights of free-ish fancy, adding up to an intriguing introductory mission statement..

Mark Rowen – Guitars/Mandolin/Keyboards programming/Backing Vocals
Lisa Box - Lead and Backing Vocals
Barry Cassells - Drums
Paul Teasdale – Bass and Backing Vocals
Leigh Perkins – Keyboards and Backing Vocals
with
Rob Cottingham – Background Keyboards track 8
Moray Macdonald – Background Keyboards track 1,3,6,7,10)
Guy Manning – 1st Synth solo track 7
Donna Maria Bottomley – Lead Vocal intro and chorus track 7
Jenni Tarr – Backing vocals...

Well, you either LIKE bagpipes or you DON’T. If you do, this is great and it mostly sounds pretty great for historic recordings from the 20s and 40s.

“The Irish Uillean pipes are less austere than the Scots -- the pipes play chords as well as drone and melody, much like a concertina with a drone. This gives the songs a familiar structure to go with the entrancing sound, which is also warmer Busad78dm_
than in the Scots pipes. Rowsome was not only a master piper (he was a teacher at 16) but...

Remastered, HDCD edition of this classic 1973 slice of art rock with all lyrics included. Did you know that if you look up 'early 70's art rock' in the dictionary, there is a picture of this album, along with Eno in his feathers? Last one for Eno, as...

Groovy, greatly expanded with wonderful and wonderfully recorded BBC sessions of this classic 1972 slice of art rock in great packaging. Did you know that if you look up 'early 70's art rock' in the dictionary, there is a picture of this album, along with Eno in his feathers?

"Deluxe two CD edition. Features rare and previously unavailable material never-heard-before outside of Roxy's inner circle, including tracks taken from the band's John Peel Radio Session (1972) and their BBC In Concert....

HDCD edition of this classic 1972 slice of art rock with all lyrics included at a very tasty price. Did you know that if you look up 'early 70's art rock' in the dictionary, there is a picture of this album, along with Eno in his feathers?

Remastered, HDCD edition of this classic 1975 slice of art rock with all lyrics included at a very tasty price. Sadly, years of touring had done them in just as they had their one and only US hit. And isn't that (ex) Mrs. Ferry, soon to be (ex) Mrs. Mi...

A classic 1973 slice of art rock. Eno is out, Eddie Jobson is in on violin and synths, and the band lose a little of their complete strangeness, but are really no worse the wear for it.

From the band’s final 70s USA tour, March 8, 1976.

Five songs live in Bremen, Germany, with high quality video footage of all songs playable on computer

"Badal Roy (tablas/percussion), Geoff Warren (flutes/soprano sax), Stomu Takeishi (bass guitar). Wonderful recording of British born/Italy based flautist Geoff Warren and Indian percussion maestro Badal Roy. Another beautiful, fine, and much welcome...


“Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells, is celebrating it's 50th anniversary this year and is honored here on this new studio recording.
Performed by the highly venerated Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with the London Contemporary Voices Choir, conducted by award-winning composer Simon Dobson with special guest MC actor Brian Blessed (Flash Gordon/Blackadder.
Also includes additional selections from Oldfield's ouvre that have never before been performed by a full orchestra!”

- Disc 1 –...

"2017 release from the German progressive rock band. The concept albums Wanted (2014) and Beyond Man And Time (2012) are widely recognized as the pinnacle of German art rock giants RPWL's discography which meanwhile comprises more than a dozen releases. On the occasion of it's 20th anniversary, the band releases the long-awaited concert movie A New Dawn. It documents the last stop of the tour in support of the Wanted album and that evening the Bavarians played in their hometown of Freising, Bavaria in...

"One of the most interesting German art/prog rock bands in a spectacle you'll never forget! The double CD features a special show recorded earlier this year at Wyspiaoski Theater in Katowice, Poland, which was also the last complete performance of...

"Tales From Outer Space", the tenth studio album by RPWL, the subtle art rockers from Freising, entered various charts, reached a remarkable 49th place in the German album charts and successfully put science fiction at the centre of seven great songs. This was followed by a fantastic tour in April 2019 from Glasgow via Warsaw to Basel, France and Germany with many full and sold out houses.
But most important for the band was the enthusiastic feedback from the fans, who unanimously spoke of the "best..

"Deluxe CD/DVD live release from the German prog rock band. For more than eighteen years RPWL have been an important element of the global artrock scene now and they have long become an inevitable presence on the stages of the world.
For their 2015/2016 History tour, RPWL have come up with something very special: Pink Floyd's legendary first concept show of 1969 was entitled The Man And The Journey. It is a true classic that, however, never managed to make it's way onto a sound carrier. RPWL have....

CD1
Vítor Rua all guitars (classical Ramirez guitar and Fender Squire guitar)
CD2
Vítor Rua guitars, composer
Hernâni Faustino Bass
Luís San Payo drums
Manuel Guimarães piano
Nuno Reis trumpet
Paulo Galão clarinets

"Vítor Rua is one of the key figures of Portuguese creative music, with a career covering a multitude of idioms and styles, from rock (he was the founder of the very popular band GNR) to minimalism, concrete music, electronic music,

"The spirit of enquiry and experiment is still alive and kicking - in Portugal anyway. On this double CD, Vitor looks twice at the same material.
On CD one we get his unique take on guitar improvisation, which is electric, songlike and mixes genres in an unusual way. Then he takes all the pieces on that CD and orchestrates them with drums, bass, piano, guitar, clarinet and trumpet, to make a duplicate CD on which the same pieces appear as quite different pieces. You can choose one or the other...

“Rubber Tea's "Infusion" is a collection of musical stories and fictional journeys which let the listener escape into the vast world of their own imagination. The manifold album artwork created by David Erzmann perfectly represents the music: Rubber Tea makes use of a wide range of musical instruments - featuring electric and acoustic guitars, fretless bass, vintage synthesizers and organ, saxophone, flute and diverse percussion, amongst others. With the help of several guest musicians the band was able...