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"Though some of the Bible is abysmal and boring, much of it is entertaining and important reading. The Residents have tackled this book in all its complexity without the responsibility of the scholar. Though many months have gone into research...

"The fourth step in our Renaldo re-issue programme and this time we have a very special item for you: Title In Limbo is an album that was recorded with The Residents in San Francisco in 1981.The bands played a very experimental jam session together and...

"What was left of Grandpa is the new album by Residents composer Charles Bobuck with guest Nolan Cook on guitar. A wild mix of styles and melodies and spoken words make up this great new composition."

Cene Resnik, tenor saxophone / Emanuele Parrini, violin / Giovanni Maier, double bass / Aljosa Jeric, drums.

"Don’t feel disconnected to the world if you don’t know the name Cene Resnik. Only now all things happening in the fields of Slovenian...

Cene Resnik tenor saxophone
Giorgio Pacorig piano
Marko Lasič drums
Rob Mazurek piccolo trumpet

“You can call it instant composition, free improvised music or creative jazz, but for the Slovenian tenor saxophonist Cene Resnik what really matters is what comes naturally. The communion with nature, and specifically with the naturality of sound, be it producing it (by himself and his companions) or perceiving it (the audience gathered in a venue to hear him), is key to understand..

Johannes Steiner-diatonic harmonica, voice, Amy Denio-alto sax, clarinet, vocals, accordion, Norbert Asen-clarinet, saxophones, chalumeau, voice, Robert Kainar-percussion, drums, trombone, voice.

Another great disc featuring Amy Denio; it isn't...

So, I get a couple of samples in from No Man's Land in Germany by this group I've never heard of and I don't look carefully at it and I put it in the player, and I put one of them in and the thing is playing and it's this very Eastern European...

"This CD allows the music of two of the 20th century's musical giants to be heard as they've never quite been heard before. Sun Ra and Stockhausen have a lot in common: mysticism, astrology, a self-constructed cosmology and (intertwining) compositional...

“Retreat from Moscow originally hail from Cardiff, Wales, UK and gigged extensively from 1979-1981. Fast forward 40 years and the band of core members, Andrew Raymond, Greg Haver, Tony Lewis and John Harris reformed in 2019 to start recording old and new material for a new album, ‘The World As We Knew It’. The roots of their music is influenced by the progressive giants of the 70s but their sound nods more to the 80s new wave of progressive music with strong melody, big keyboards and choruses, and...

"Making contemporary progressive rock, using the instruments and sounds of the golden era in progressive music, was the main idea behind the Retroheads concept. It started out as one mans dream about a band that could tribute the free spirits of the...


Chick Corea – keyboards
Al DiMeola – guitar
Stanley Clarke – bass
Lenny White – drums

This is a live soundboard / radio broadcast recording from Ebbets Field, Denver, CO on August 8, 1974, with the band touring in support of their third album, Where Have I Known You Before.
The sound quality is well balanced and very good for the time period and the band is totally on fire!

Chick Corea – Fender Rhodes piano
Stanley Clarke – bass
Bill Connors – guitar
Steve Gadd – drums
Mingo Lewis – percussion & congas

This is a quite good (very hissy, but totally listenable) radio broadcast of an early line-up of RTF; the great Bill Connors is already in place, but session-man extra-ordinaire Steve Gadd is here instead of Lenny (Steve must have had a free evening) and there’s a dedicated percussionist!
Chick doesn’t own a synthesizer yet, and they are still..

Whenever people talk about or think about Chick Corea and Return to Forever, they generally think of note-bending Moogs and the blazing guitars of either Bill Connors or Al Dimeola. Which isn't wrong, but before that happened, Chick's original idea...

1975 album by the best known version of this seminal 1970s fusion band: Stanley Clarke, Chick Corea, Al DiMeola and Lenny White!

The 5th album by this fusion supergroup of Chick Corea, Al DiMeola, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White, this is from 1976 and is generally agreed to be their last great recording. It's also their most 'proggy'.

Here is the second and third albums from this popular and influencial fusion quintet, featuring the best-known version of the band with Chick Corea, Al Dimeola, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White. The regular CD versions of these two albums leave an awful...

RTTE main man Robin Peachy:
“I like the meaning behind the phrase Returned To The Earth which is a direct reference to the cycle of life and returning to the soil.
My music is influenced by many styles but mainly between Prog to Alt Rock and my only real criteria is that the music is interesting and fits with the overall feel of the album. I like melody and emotion above virtuosity and I like songs to have the time to breathe and develop naturally.
‘Fall Of The Watcher’ was written and

MARKUS REUTER - touch guitar, electronics
TIM MOTZER - guitars, bass, electronics
KENNY GROHOWSKI - drums

Three great players get together and just let it all GO!

Speaking in general terms, "shapeshifting" refers to an act of rapid physical transformation, from one form to another by supernatural means. Whether its origins can be traced to a genetically inherited superhuman ability, incidences of the spirit world manifesting into the physical, shamanism, black magic, or...

Long out of print and impossibly rare, this tends to got for $40.00 and up when it can be found (http://tinyurl.com/y9hmkf). Reuter is a tap-guitarist who is probably best known for his work with the Europa String Choir, who released an album about...

Markus Reuter (Touch Guitars® AU8, Soundscapes, Keyboards)
David Cross (Fender Rhodes, Electric Violin)
Fabio Trentini (Bass)
Asaf Sirkis (Drums, Percussion)
Mark Wingfield (Electric Guitar)
Robert Rich (Textures)

"This is insane music. I used a compositional system that basically disallowed the musicians to play intuitively. They had to follow rules which served to create really strange melodies and harmonies," Markus revealed. "In the back of my mind, I wanted to...

Dennis Kuhn: Vibraphone
Ti-Hsien Lai: Vibraphone
Luis Andrés Chavarría Báez: Glockenspiel
Lukas Heckmann: Glockenspiel, Shaker
Marius Fink: Crotales, Shaker
Oğuz Akbaş: Crotales, Shaker
Maria Wunder: Bass Clarinet
Patrick Baumann: Electric Guitar
Johannes Engelhardt: Electric Bass
Hye-Rim Ma: Synthesizer
Linda-Philomène Tsoungui: Drums
Markus Reuter: Touch Guitars® AU8, Soundscapes

“Supported by an eleven-piece ensemble cast, Markus

Markus Reuter: Touch Guitars® S8, Live Looping
Stefano Castagna: Synths, Samples, Bass, Voice, Percussion, Treatments

“Member of The Stick Men and Tu-Ner, leading polymath composer and touch guitarist Markus Reuter embraces a different and more celestial music in 'Sea of Hopeless Angels', his entrancing duo collaboration with electronic producer/art-rock revivalist Stefano Castagna.
In a free and sinuous narrative, Markus' clean-toned and unedited touch guitar solos merge with...

"13 short pieces, which fall together as a sort of puzzle, sometimes odd and playful, sometimes rather intense. This international collaboration was conceived and recorded in one intense week at Robert Rich’s Soundscape studio in California. This is an...

Everyone here remembers Danny Sher, right? Right? Sigh. Anyway, at the very beginning of 2011, Danny contacted me about carrying his self-released first album, which was a fantastic, complex electric jazz release, all by terrific musicians I had never...

“A reissue of Martin Rev's Cheyenne, originally released in 1991. The sphere of Martin Rev's influence and the relevance of his music may well be related to the fact that he was one of the first artists who succeeded in grasping the abstraction of electronic music, infusing it with a sense of immediacy built on raw energy.
Whilst the likes of La Monte Young, Terry Riley, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, and Kraftwerk were busy digging in the electronic music garden, Martin Rev found inspiration in the...

“A reissue of Martin Rev's Clouds of Glory, originally released in 1985. Martin Rev is best known as one half of the seminal duo Suicide (with Alan Vega). Listening to his solo albums, it becomes clear that Rev was responsible for the group's music.
Clouds of Glory, his second solo effort, was released on the French label New Rose in 1985. Suicide mirrored the reductive and radical traits of the contemporaneous punk scene that was in the process of emerging, but their electronic, minimalist form of...

"[Martin] Rev initially explored free jazz and similarly free forms of musical expression before discovering the magnetic attraction of electronic production and instrumentation, enabling him to create music in a wholly independent and autonomous environment. Using the most rudimentary equipment, he grafted the roots of rock n' roll into the process of combining effects and devices to generate electrified sounds, the likes of which had never been heard before. This music would map out the way forward not...

Long-time Waysiders are aware of the great, under-acknowledged work of Guigou Chenevier, both as bandleader, composer and drummer, for his great work with such ensembles as Etron Fou Leloublan, Volapuk and a string of fine solo works under his own name.

Reve General is his latest project, which includes 75% of Volapuk + the band Metamorphosis.

Notice that the line-up is two violins, two cellos, two guitars and drums, which is, obviously, a very unique sound. AND it was recorded live...

"Reverie is a project led by composer and guitarist Valerio Vado, who has previously appeared on albums by the Italian bands LETHE and THE WATCH. Valerio defines the Reverie sound as 'ethno-progressive', with ancient Mediterranean and European influences informing a modern sensibility. The instrumentation sets the project apart from the norm, with woodwinds, guitars, mandolin, cello, piano, percussions and electronics (keyboards, effects), while the lyrics sample from masters like Shakespeare, Pasolini...

"Rêverie Duo is an acoustic duo - Valerio Daniele acoustic guitar and Redi Hasa cello – whose art is largely drawn from natural and ‘atavistic’ influences. The recordings on “Stagioni” were made in the atmospheric environment of a fifteenth century...

Bill McHenry(ts) / Branford Marsalis (ts) / Chad Taylor (d) / Darius Jones (as) / Eric Revis (b).

“For bassist Eric Revis, differentiations between what is considered “mainstream” and “avant-garde” in jazz means next to nothing. With his new...

Eric Revis double bass
Ken Vandermark tenor saxophone and clarinet
Kris Davis piano
Chad Taylor drums

"Whether frontier his own ensembles with colleagues like Orrin Evans, Nasheet Waits, Kris Davis, Andrew Cyrille, Darius Jones and Jason Moran, double bassist Eric Revis has established himself as much for his experimentations into the unknown as with mainstream jazz forms (Branford Marsalis Quartet, Betty Carter). On his newest album as a leader, "Sing Me Some Cry" (Clean Feed), he.

Eric Revis, double bass / Nasheet Waits, drums / Jason Moran, piano / Ken Vandermark, tenor saxophone and clarinet.

"Like what happened to other absurd walls, the one artificially dividing “mainstream” and “avant-garde” jazz is definitely...

Kris Davis, piano / Eric Revis, double bass / Andrew Cyrille, drums.

"Can you tell when a straight-ahead jazz performance – live or recorded – is also an experimental one? No? We can: it happens when Eric Revis is involved, being this double...

"And Now… the return of the Revolutionary Ensemble! The release of a new album by the influential collective may come as a surprise to band’s many long-time fans – Not much had been heard from the trio since the late 1970s. An avant-garde jazz band based

"One of the most successful combinations of booty-shaking and brain-stimulating music to be released ths year!"-Splendid The first thing to know about the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble is that they are FUN. A lot of fun. Based upon and expanding greatly..

"It’s Mardi Gras time‚ so make way for Boston-based saxophonist Ken Field and his Revolutionary Snake Ensemble‚ who use boisterous New Orleans brass-band rhythms as a launching pad for unbridled improvisations on their third album...

"Ben Reynolds is an English solo steel string guitarist and songwriter. In his solo instrumental works he draws upon the vast well of musical inspiration native to the British Isles as well as that found across the Atlantic and beyond. Ben's 2008...

"A special 2 CDs for the price of 1 deal -- with CD 1 (stereo) music encoded for CD 2 (binaural - headphone only listening), the listener gets their own personal surround sound-for-the-head version -- the same music -- but different. This is a recording..


Rockville, MD? ROCKVILLE, MD? Who *are* these guys? I never heard of them or any of the players, except one of the guests here. Popping this on, what I hear is very good, very fresh, hard to describe and recommended!...

Second album by this great DC-area 'brutal prog' guitar/bass/drums trio who, since their 1st album came out and caught me completely unaware and by surprise, I've seen perform 4 times and who always put on a excellent performance! Recommended!...

One of DMV's great contributions to the 'scene', proudly presenting their excellent, third album on Tzadik!

"Together since 2010, Les Rhinocéros has brought their manic and zany mixture of heavy metal riffs, world music, noise, math rock....

"The first authoritative compilation of American dream pop artist Happy Rhodes, whose singular songwriting and four-octave vocal range emanated from the pastoral confines of upstate New York in the 1980s. Her melding of classical music influences with synthesizer and acoustic guitar, and her enchanting and idiosyncratic singing, are favorably compared to heralded English chanteuse Kate Bush. Fans of such artistic pop music would be remiss to overlook Rhodes's similarly remarkable and otherworldly sonic...

1999 release by this very interesting singer/songwriter with a multi-octave voice. "Happy Rhodes is an enigma. This is according to the Music Industry, which has never been able to pigeon-hole her into any category. Her music is otherworldly yet substa...

Captain Flapattak drums & vocals
Retsim Käh bass & vocals
Charlotte Pace violin
Chfab Kaouenn keyboards & vocals
Jean Bonëth saxophones (alto & baryton)
Ludal Le Chacal keyboards & lead vocals

Rhun are a French sextet playing zeuhl and avant progressive-influenced music. Their first album came out a decade ago on AltrOck and they’ve just resurfaced with their excellent second album here.

The band say:
“Emëht Um Rhët Sam (the devil emits and shines)

Catherine Ribeiro was one of the best known female vocalists in France during the 1970's. For the time, her albums were quite far out, with excellent and also rather wild singing by Catherine, as well as excellent backing by her superb band Alpes.
After a very long time away, this live album, recorded in 2007, finds her in surprisingly good voice. The band is guitar, keyboards, bass and drums and is still quite progressive, with most of the tunes covered being old classics. Don’t necessarily start...

I've never seen Marc Ribot play, but I've heard about how great he is, but nothing I've heard has really blown me away. Until this. This is Ribot playing electric guitar and simply wailing in a very avant/jazz/rock vein ala Jimi Hendrix, Fred Frith...

"Heretical new music for solo guitar composed and performed by the radical maverick Marc Ribot, who has worked with everyone from Elvis Costello, Maryanne Faithful and Tom Waits to Bill Frisell and Sun Ra. Conceived as impossible etudes and exercises...