“In 2011 Radio Massacre International made their first appearance at St Clements church in Chorlton, Manchester. The gig has been documented on a [long out of print] DVD called M21 which featured highlights of the music played that night.
[editor's note: The gig itself is released on the CD M21. This is the rehearsals for that gig.]
We had tracked down a Rhodes stage piano and were trying this out for the first time. It surpassed all expectations. The stereo cabinet with built in tremolo which...

Recorded at The Greenhouse, Stockport, December, 2011.

Is RMI the most prolific band in the world? They might be. And they shockingly keep releasing great work. In addition to their many albums, RMI have also released a number of very limited edition CDRs. The musical and sound quality of these releases is excellent; as good as their regular releases, but do remember that these are CDRs in simple, flat packaging.

Radio Massacre International is a British trio of Steve Dinsdale (keyboards, electronics, drums), Duncan Goddard (keyboards, electronics, bass) and Gary Houghton (guitar, synthesizers). These three musicians have worked together...

Originally only released on cassette, and never before on CD, this includes 7 bonus tracks!

"The Radio Noisz Ensemble, successor of the folk group Emma Myldenberger, came from the Weinheim an der Bergstrasse area and released its only LP...

"The Radio Noisz Ensemble from the Weinheim an der Bergstraße area was the successor group of Emma Myldenberger, who had played folk with medieval touch. Instead, the music with an oboe as the lead instrument was now more complex and oriental, sometimes a

“This soundtrack a testament to the Radiophonic Workshop’s mastery of sound. At once unnerving, atmospheric, and deeply moving.” - Matthew Holness

“Original soundtrack to a new British horror film by the pioneering UK electronic research lab responsible for Doctor Who and Quatermass. Astonishingly considering their 50 year career scoring for radio and television, this is the first time The Radiophonic Workshop have ever scored a feature film for theatrical release or collaborated on a major score..

"Tzadik is proud to present the first domestic release by the astonishing Romanian singer Maria Raducanu. Possessing one of the most distinctive voices in the world, Maria mixes Romanian dirges with Fado, Rembetika, blues and improvisation in creating...

For a very short while - perhaps 30-36 months - Boyd Raeburn led the most technically advanced band in the world. Starting his career playing in and then leading commercial dance orchestras during the '30s, he moved towards jazz during the early '40s. He embraced the outlook, styles and techniques of bebop and incorporated them in arrangements for his orchestra, hiring modernist arrangers and players.
He somehow lucked into one of the greatest mid 40s arrangers, Eddie Finckel and when Finckel left...

"The debut album of guitarist Antonio Ragosta is a voyage where the author summarizes through a personal language, a massive musical literature, the result of academic studies and a wide range of performance experiences. This album contains nine...

Antonio Raia tenor saxophone

"A chuckle or a grimace of memento, a shiver of rage or the same, but due to a steamy game and, most of all, a urge. Let the whole world in, and turn it out into an exploration, a clash of fire with this crooked, wooden, coppery, galvanized sort of dragon.You cannot help but tailoring a path, especially if necessary to ultimately represent yourself, so you can either choose a so called neutral recording studio, in order to dry up and focus every shift, or seize live...

"Borrowing just as much from modern classical and improvisational jazz forms as from rock, Rain were really out on a limb and taking chances."-PopMatters

"Rain, Norway's most well-kept secret -- well, not anymore. After the first release of...

“Rain is comprised of Andy Edwards and John Jowitt (formerly drums and bass with IQ and Frost*, amongst many others), together with Rob Groucutt (keys and vocals) and Mirron (guitar and vocals, formerly of Hey Jester).

John Jowitt: “The writing and recording of the album could not have been more different to its predecessor, ‘Singularly’, released in 2020. Whilst that album was a result of lockdown isolation, Radio Silence was written through collaboration, with many of the backing tracks...

"In the year that will always be known for a disastrous pandemic, it has become increasingly noticeable how music has responded intuitively with releases redolent with both negative and positive perspectives on these strange and stressful times. In Singularity, Rain have poured forth their own mixed emotions in a fascinating cascade of myriad styles and ideas. Rain, as a new band, will mainly attract interest initially due to two notable figures from modern progressive rock, including bassist John...

Tom Rainey Drums
Ingrid Laubrock Saxophones
Mary Halvorson Guitar

“In his trio, Tom Rainey – one of the busiest drummers on the New York scene – has united with two of his closest musical allies. Ingrid Laubrock, the saxophonist extraordinaire who left England for the USA some years ago, causing quite a stir with her own band projects as well as in groups from Anthony Braxton to Mike Reed. Plus Mary Halvorson who in recent years has earned herself a superb reputation as one of the most...

Ralph Alessi, Trumpet / Ingrid Laubrock, Saxophones / Kris Davis, Piano / Drew Gress, Bass / Tom Rainey, Drums

"On the second CD on Intakt Records with his own band Tom Rainey surprises with standards like Dave Brubeck's «In Your Own Sweet

Ralph Alessi Trumpet
Ingrid Laubrock Saxophones
Jacob Sacks Piano
Drew Gress Bass
Tom Rainey Drums

“With Untucked in Hannover, Tom Rainey's top-notch quintet Obbligato presents a third album of a collection of jazz standards – with Jacob Sacks on piano replacing regular pianist Kris Davis for this live recording. Wonderful jazz tunes like Stella by Starlight or I Fall in Love Too Easily are interpreted in an open dialogue with stunning joy of playing and improvisation....

Tom Rainey: Drums / Ingrid Laubrock: Saxophones / Mary Halvorson: Guitar

"Tom Rainey, informed by free improvisation and subtle compositional strategies, and by echoes of jazz eras and modes of conduct past and future, is one of the important..

Tom Rainey drums
Ingrid Laubrock saxophones
Mary Halvorson guitar
"After making the studio recording "Camino Ciel Echo", New York drummer Tom Rainey’s trio has now recorded a “live” album containing the distilled essence of numerous concerts including several European tours.

Tom Rainey, born in 1957 in Santa Barbara, was known at an earlier stage of his career as an exceptional drummer. Since he moved to New York he has played with some of the “heavy weights” of the contemporary jazz

Ralph Alessi: Trumpet
Ingrid Laubrock: Saxophones
Kris Davis: Piano
Drew Gress: Bass
Tom Rainey: Drums
Tom Rainey is one of jazz / avant music's current greats on the drums and what a band he's got here! Recommended!

"On this second CD with his band Obbligato Tom Rainey surprises with standards and beautiful love songs like «Stella by Starlight», «What Is This Thing Called Love» or «I Fall in Love too Easily».
Tom Rainey has played in bands with Tim Berne, Fred Hirsch

“Raining Spiderlings is a text and sound art project by Nikolai Galen and Sarmen Almond. Galen is a singer, actor, and writer living in Istanbul; also known as Nick Hobbs, he was the singer in the incredible 1980s post-punk band The Shrubs, for a period roadie'd for Captain Beefheart and managed Henry Cow, Pere Ubu, and Laibach, and has worked in many other contexts from free-improvised music to experimental theater. Almond is a musician, voice performer, and intermedia artist based in Mexico City; she...

Excellent Brazilian instrumental fusion music performed live in front of a properly appreciative audience, performed on alto & soprano saxes & flutes, guitar, acoustic piano and synth, bass and drums. This was originally released in 1989, and we carrie...

"Seemingly endless sonic flame-throwers of phased white noise streak across your inner landscape, as stupidly loud and overly-backlit lead guitar emissions perpetrated by a perpetually be-shaded longhair pummel the similarly be-shaded but barely...

Dr. N. Ramani was born in 1934 & first began to play the bamboo flute (known as a venu and regarded as sacred to Krishna), which is smaller than that played in northern India, under his grandfathers guidance when he was still a small child. Ramani's mu...

Félix Gibert: direction, trombone
François Arbon: bass saxophone, bass trombone
Clémence Cognet: violin, trombone, voice
Romain "Wilton" Maurel: violin, voice
Benjamin Bardiaux: keyboards, voice
Rémi Faraut: drums, voice
Manu Siachoua: bass, voice

“Ramdam is a hellish ceremony celebrating the meeting between four musicians of the company l'Excentrale and the trio Ultra Zook.
Ramdam Fatal is a brutal liberation of the music of Auvergne, from the glowing bel

I don't know much about this Brazilian group, but here is what I do know. They are apparently huge fans of Hermeto Pascoal and Egberto Gismonti (good taste!) and they are playing a wonderfully atmospheric music that is influenced by them, but has a lot...

“Lesego Rampolokeng (born 7 July 1965) is a South African writer, playwright and performance poet. He came to prominence in the 1980s, a very turbulent time in South Africa. His poetry often criticises the establishment. His first instalment of poetry was Horns for Hondo (1991) and this was followed by End Beginnings (1993).
Lesego collaborates with musicians. He has performed in many countries and with musicians such as Julian Bahula, Soulemane Toure, Louis Mhlanga and Gunther 'Baby' Sommer.”

Live duets from the festival between the Sonic Youth guitar explorer & noted downtown improvising drummer Hooker. About half the release adds saxist Gianni Gebbia & Jim O'Rourke on keyboards & electronics. [Victo]

“Imagine that the gallery has shut for the night. The building is empty except for a pianist and a saxophone player. Anything might happen. Kristjan Randalu inhabits the persona of the gallery, and of the paintings themselves, while beckoning Dave Liebman, tempting him step by step.
The lighting changes as they walk around, sometimes it's ghostly and candlelit, sometimes bright and confrontational. The canvases are prepared and they play. Liebman has come armed with his own brushes, ready to look...

Carleton Van Selman - Keyboards & Accordion
Kym Blackman - Vocals
Larry Homer - Guitar & Drum Programming
Trev Turley - Bass

“Symphonic, progressive, passionate, emotional, cerebral, carefully crafted music.
The Random Earth Project, formed in January 2022, is a core collective of four musicians, each with longevity, respect and passion for the Progressive music they compose and create. Occasionally combined with additional components to supplement meter, timbre, melody & rhythm

Random Hold were a late 70's/early 80's band featuring Bill MacCormick-bass/vocals (from Quiet Sun/801), David Rhodes-guitar/vocals (who later joined Peter Gabriel's band!), David Ferguson-keyboards/vocals & Pete Phipps-drums, plus Simon Ainley (also of 801) one some tracks. This is all previously unheard early & late demos.

"The period surrounding the production of their LP is only represented by an alternate take of "Cause and Effect."
"The best part of this CD is what comes after: demos of.

This is the 2nd part of a symphonic rock concept album dealing with 2001. The band call it a CinceConcerto.

"What exactly is a CineConcerto? It is the staging of live music, accompanied by the integral projection of a film. It is not just soundtracks or images but a true Rock -Opera built on the rhythm and the suggestion of the images and the narrative. The original sound of the film (sometimes left together to the music of the band) is almost entirely replaced by the texts of the songs...

"The Roman band with this third album reach the peak of their artistic career, A sound that strikes every lover of music and that brings us back to the dreamed atmosphere of Pink Floyd, Genesis and the most visceral of Radiohead. Special guests are Steve Rothery and Steve Hogard of Marillion who embellish with solos and a whole song written and interpreted the album. Starchild is considered an absolute masterpiece of 2018 and perhaps of all the latest music of the decade. Born in 1998, the rock band...

"Her teachers were the revered Allauddin Khan, guru to Ravi Shankar, who taught most of the best known instrumentalists in Northern India, and his son, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, the great master sarodist who founded schools in America and who, with his brother-in-law Shankar did so much to bring world renown to the mysteries of Indian classical music. With more formal education than most Indian performers (she held an M.A from Delhi University), Sharan Rani combined intellectual understanding of her art with...

“All-new album by Robin Storey aka Rapoon. Founded in 1992 after Storey left Zoviet France, Rapoon soon became an outstanding ethno-dark ambient project that has gained a cult following all over the world.
More than 80 albums have been released over those nearly 30 years, some more beat driven, others more playful and with ambient sounds and ethnic influences. Rapoon has never stopped evolving - think of Cultural Forgeries, an album full of unplugged acoustic music. Or Downgliding, full of....

“All-new album by Robin Storey aka Rapoon. Founded in 1992 after Storey left Zoviet France, Rapoon soon became an outstanding ethno-dark ambient project that has gained a cult following all over the world. More than 50 albums have been released over those 25 years, some more beat driven, others more playful and with ambient sounds and ethnic influences. Rapoon has never stopped evolving - think of Cultural Forgeries, an album full of unplugged acoustic music. Or Downgliding, full of compositions on the...

“Founded in 1992 after Robin Storey left Zoviet France, Rapoon soon became an outstanding ethno-dark ambient project that has gained a cult following all over the world. More than 80 albums have been released over those nearly 30 years, some more beat driven, others more playful and with ambient sounds and ethnic influences. Rapoon has never stopped evolving - think of Cultural Forgeries, an album full of unplugged acoustic music. Or Downgliding, full of compositions on the piano. Recent Klanggalerie...

"Brand new album by the legendary Rapoon. Robin Storey, co-founder of Zoviet France and a very prolific solo artist since his departure, is combining his love for krautrock with his love for French film.
A hommage to the Nouveau Vague cinema with a soundtrack that for the first time incorporates real drums! Another radical change for Rapoon. Always evolving, always progressing."

First time ever for a CD release for the second album by this British progressive band. Recorded in 1971, this moves beyond the 'proto-progressive' sound of their self-titled first album into a early 70s, British, full-fledged progressive rock sound....

This is the first-ever release on CD from the master tapes of the third album by Rare Bird, originally released by Polydor in 1972.

"2007 reissue of this progressive rock classic including bonus tracks originally available on the seven inch single included with early copies of the original LP. Though it made little commercial impact on its release in 1972, Rare Bird’s ‘Epic Forest’ has since been widely acclaimed as a classic of the pre-Punk era: a unique album that fuses the emotional reach of...

First time ever for a CD release for the first album by this British proto-progressive band's first album whose release was actually the first album release on the Famous Charisma label! Originally released in 1969, this featured two keyboardists, one...

"Based in suburban Detroit, formed in the mid-1970s by high school chums Steve Gore and Steve Kretzmer, the Rascal Reporters made music together for over 30 years, until Gore's death in March, 2009.
Call it Progressive Rock, Avant-Garde Pop, Sound Collage, Experimental, Rock in Opposition, Sentimental Tear Jerkers, Quirky Folk Tunes for Casio, Elevator Music from Hell, or whatever category you like, this duo of Steve Kretzmer (keyboards, percussion, vocals, guitars) and Steve Gore (keyboards...

This very nice set collects together the group’s latest (Strainge Case) and a very good, previously unreleased on CD ‘rarities set’ (Dux). If you missed your chance to buy Strainge on CD (the tiny edition shot out of here in under a week!), here’s another chance!

The Strainge Case of Steve is the latest offering from the avant-garde progressive rock duo Rascal Reporters, currently comprised of Steve Kretzmer and James Strain. The album features 16 tracks of eclectic, inventive and adventurous...

I had the chance to see this guitar/bass/drums trio earlier in 2006 and they were pretty good, but they weren't nearly as good as their albums, which combine aspects of what you would expect from Tzadik's Radical Jewish Culture series with an out,...

"Rashanim is one of the most exciting young bands exploring New Jewish Music. Combining the intensity of rock with the spontaneity of improvisation, deep Middle Eastern grooves, and mystical Jewish melodies, their first three CDs on Tzadik are some of...

Rashomon is the name of the musical projects that Matt Thompson has been working under since leaving Guapo right after recording Black Oni. While the work he does he is quite different - it's not a band for one thing - you can absolutely hear here what...

"Three years in the making, Open Box is one of the most exciting and successful collaborations of poetry and music ever made. With meticulous attention to detail, Jon Raskin has set the genre-busting poetry of Carla Harryman to music ranging from rock...

Julien Desprez: electric guitar
Mette Rasmussen: alto saxophone

“If you’re mainly acquainted with Mette Rasmussen through her collaborations with American musicians like Chris Corsano and Paul Flaherty, this record will change your perspective as surely as having the glasses knocked off of your nose will affect your vision. When in America, she seems to have done as certain Americans before her have done. There’s a long tradition of fire music here, and she’s plugged into it. But there’s

Mette Rasmussen - alto saxophone and objects
Paul Flaherty - alto and tenor saxophones
Zach Rowden - contrabass
Chris Corsano - drums, percussion

“A blisteringly sensitive assaultive slow dash concerning the heartbreaking space between and within solids. Two saxes, bass and drums freely improvising a restrained tantalizing acceptance.”

Mette Rasmussen alto saxophone
Chris Corsano drums

"Mette Rasmussen’s and Chris Corsano’s partnership continues after five years of concerts, being “A View of the Moon (from the Sun)” its second album, after “All the Ghosts at Once”. All the attraction of the two musicians for the extreme keeps very much alive and it seems now not just a process but an entire program, signaled by the title of the first track, “Many People Were Scandalized – Some Still Are”. Extreme expression, extreme timbres.