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''From Jewish punk revolutionary to neo-primitive composer to dance club burnout in 18 short months, Shrek was Marc Ribot's most controversial and eclectic band. Raw and powerful, Shrek Live captured Marc's wilder side, with an edge that cut through st...

Herb Robertson - Trumpet, Little Instruments; Jason Ajemian - Bass: Andrew Barker - Drums; Edward Ricart - Guitar.

Ed's a pal from the DC-scene, although he's blown this coop for Yellow Springs, OH. While he was here, he enlivened DC greatly...

"Chamaeleon is a stellar new offering from electric guitarist Edward Ricart's powerful working quartet, augmented by a very special guest... firebrand English saxophonist Paul Dunmall. Paul is one of the finest players in realm of creative new music....

Paolo Ricca : Fender Rhodes piano
Diego Mascherpa : clarinet
Andrea Manzo : bass
Maurizio Plancher : drums
with
John Etheridge : guitar

This will bring a smile to the face of anyone who enjoyed Perigeo, Bella Band, and other classic era Italian jazz/rock bands.

"The Paolo Ricca Group is the band formed by the pianist, keyboardist and composer Paolo Ricca in 2006. The new cd "Mumble", came out in 2018 and sees beyond the consolidated basic training (which include

I've had as much enjoyment out of this CD as I've had out of anything that's come my way in recent time-Humphrey Lyttelton BBC Radio 2 [Slam]

An early (1986-87) and great one from this US synthesist, and probably his closest work to 'spacey electronics'.

"As the title implies, this reissue - originally recorded in 1987-88...crosses the bridges between mathematics and music, applying these relationships to the rhythm, melodics, and the very tonal constructs of the musical foundation itself. By using just intonation, Rich has eschewed the traditional western scales in favor of the more mathematically pure. Then, by applying some of the...

"React is the third collaboration between American ambient pioneer Robert Rich and Ian Boddy and is a record of their June 2007 performance at the Star’s End Radio Show 30th Anniversary Celebration Concert in Philadelphia. The album is released in a...

Steph Richards - trumpet, flugelhorn, resonating water vessels
Joshua White - piano, preparations, percussion

‘"A virtuoso of otherworldly trumpet sound" (Jazz Times), Steph Richards takes takes a literally transformative experience (Richards was six and a half months pregnant during the session) and shapes a concise, visceral album both in concept and in practice, exploring a more immediate connection between her body and her work. "This record expresses the idea of breathing one breath...

“It’s not a novelty that Canadian-born, New York-based trumpeter Stephanie Richards is a risk-taking artist, considering she has worked with giants of the improvised new music such as Anthony Braxton and Henry Threadgill as well as Kanye West and The Pixies, references in the contemporary rap and indie-rock genres, respectively.
In collaboration with the electronics wizard Dino J.A. Deane, whom she met through the late 'conduction' pioneer Butch Morris, Richards releases her first solo record...

Geoffrey Richardson is highly regarded for his distinctive viola and flute playing in the legendary Canterbury band Caravan, but his career has also seen him as a key member of the Penguin Café Orchestra and as a guest musician on countless albums by artists including Bob Geldof, Murray Head and many others.

On The Garden Of Love, Richardson explores rock, folk and classical influences, playing violin, viola, flute, cello, acoustic and electric guitar, ukelele, banjo, mandolin, keyboards, tenor...


Legit limited edition (1,000 made!) reissue of a very rare, private press, mucho-expensive, late period (1981) progressive rock album from small-town France. It's been cleaned up very nicely and this great set includes four bonus tracks and unreleased....

I don't know anything about the background of this 4-piece Italian band, other than my talking to my pal Ken one day about if anything good had come out of Italy, and him saying "I got this good record by this band I never heard of called Riddle". They...

First-time ever on CD for this Sky Record title from 1978. At the time, this was the height of modernity in its Kraftwerk-ness. Now it still is fine but boy-oh-boy, synthesizer technology sure has changed!

"Bureau B reissues Wolfgang...

This is one of those recordings that arrived unannounced in the mail. I knew Lesli Dalaba, of course, but the others were new to me. The project is Eric Glick Reiman's and I found it immediately intriguing. There seemed to be something quite subtle goi...

Marie Daviet - Keyboards, cornet, vocals
Lucas Hercberg - Bass, big guitar , voice
Corentin Quemener - Drums, carillon, voice
Charming and odd (mostly) little (pop) songs as only the French can do them. Conditionally recommended.

“Remain seated in a chair. Do not wait, because waiting is already doing something. Do not think, because that too is an activity. Do nothing.
A trio for making unpredictable songs. Sometimes it's rock, sometimes it's the delicate ride or the stran

Excellent modern jazz from this Quebecois saxaphonist & his rhythm section who are neither avant gardists nor neo conservatives. [Victo]

Sylvain Rifflet – sax
Jon Irabagon – sax
Sebastien Boisseau – double bass
Jim Black - drums

“Rebellion(s) is a brand new project of two outstanding reed-players - Sylvain Rifflet from France and Jon Irabagon from the US. Their program is inspired by those revolts, rebellions, revolutions and freedom-fights which marked the path of both nations leading to democracy - from a musical point of view. While in France most of the music written in revolt periods were songs, protest songs...

"EvoRevolution - the seventh full-length album by Italian bassist and composer ALBERTO RIGONI. After the release of six albums between 2008 and 2017, Italian bassist and composer Alberto Rigoni (soloist, co-producer of Vivaldi Metal Project, founder of Bassists Alliance Project, ex-Twinspirits) is now going to release "EvoRevolution", an Instrumental Prog/Rock/Ambient concept album which features worldwide known drummer Marco Minnemann (The Artistocrats, Paul Gilbert).
"EvoRevolution" consists...

Alberto Rigoni: bass and stick
Thomas Lang: drums
Alessandro Bertoni: keyboards
Jeff Hughell: bass on track 4

“After the release of seven solo albums between 2008 and 2018, Italian bassist and composer ALBERTO RIGONI (soloist, BAD AS band, co-producer of Vivaldi Metal Project, founder of Bassists Alliance Project, ex Twinspirits) is now going to release “Prog Injection”, an instrumental heavy progressive album which features worldwide known drummer Thomas Lang (Peter Gabriel, Pau

Originally released in 1975, this is a classic progressive rock album that is very much of the time and the scene. It was a double-album with gatefold sleeve and giant 24 page booklet (all of which are reproduced in this package) the album is even...

“Bjørn’s unique guitar playing has a centre role, with soaring leads and beautiful textures. “I’ve always felt that the guitar is an extension of me and a more comfortable and natural way of expressing myself musically” - Bjørn explains.
“I’m really happy and proud of the vocals this time and the duet with me and (Norwegian singer) Sichelle on “Drowning” is very emotional” - Bjørn continues. Lyrically, “Coming Home” deals with the fear and insecurity of being forgotten by the people around you. You...

“Airbag co-founder, songwriter and lead guitarist, Bjorn Riis is ready with a new studio album titled “Everything to Everyone”. It features six striking tracks, all dealing with human emotions and the fear of losing one self in the constant effort to meet every, often perceived, expectation. “I was inspired by Dante’s Inferno when I started to write. A bit pretentious perhaps, but I’ve always been fascinated by that very personal journey and the search for some kind of piece or redemption, while being...

"Zak Riles is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist in the Important band Grails (as well as M.Ward's band). His creative contributions to the group are immeasurable and can be heard clearly on this self titled debut solo outing. In fact, some of the...

“Gyan Riley is a virtuoso guitarist and composer living in Brooklyn whose unique work expands the rich legacy of classical guitar music with influences from minimalism, flamenco, bossa nova, collection of music for solo guitar. Fluid, compelling, and beautiful, this is music you will return to again and again.”
Gyan Riley: Guitar

Gyan's a great guitarist and also the son of Terry Riley. He combines aspects of acoustic guitar geniuses like Jack Rose and John Fahey with his father's hypnotic spirit.

"Gyan Riley is a virtuoso guitarist and composer from Northern...

"A reissue of a recording first released in 1983, For Four on Two Two is Howard Riley's ninth solo piano album (he made roughly one a year from 1972 onwards) and, as Dave Ilic pointed out in his original liner-note (expanded by a Wire article in autumn 1983), it is a prime example of the power and vitality consequent upon Riley's 'orchestral-style use of the piano'. Riley himself, in the above-mentioned article, throws more light on his approach: 'playing in groups – you were expected to fulfil a...

Four standards performed with all the vigor that can be given to them, by Howard Riley-piano, Art Themen-tenor & soprano sax, Mario Castronari-double bass and Trevor Tomkins-drums. "...superb album." Chris Parker/The Times [Slam]

Recorded live in the fine acoustics of the Holywell Music Room. "Musically the objective is spontaneity. With this in mind, there is no prior discussion or rehearsal. This recording contains all the music we played on 13th March, 2002..."-Howard Riley ...

This is one of the better Riley releases of the last few decades!
"Maestro Terry Riley returns to the transcendent brilliance of his mprovisatory All Night Flights from the 1970s in this spectacular two-hour solo performance for just intonation...

"One of the most influential musicians on the planet, Terry Riley is the father of both minimalism and the downtown scene, having incorporated improvisation into his work from as far back as the early 1960s. This project, a musical dream diary, was...

Two of Terry's rarest albums, both film soundtracks and both quite good, finally reissued for the very first time since the early 1970s! Les Yeux Fermes is aka Happy Ending and is quite nice, while Lifespan suffered from one of the worst-ever pressings ever heard, so it's great to have it in this form. Recommended to fans and the curious!

"After changing the world in the late '60s with In C and A Rainbow in Curved Air, legendary American composer and father of minimalism Terry Riley abandoned...

Organum for Stefano, the third record that I Dischi di Angelica dedicates to the work of Terry Riley, represents a significant example of "coming full circle": indeed, in 1997 AngelicA Festival organized a concert in Bologna for Terry Riley and Stefano Scodanibbio -- it was their first tour together, and the beginning of a collaboration that would last for years, promoting their first album Lazy Afternoon Among the Crocodiles, recorded in the Shri Moonshine studio in Riley's home between 1994 and 1995...

Never before previously released, or even known to exist, this is Terry Riley live in Cologne in 1971 and represents him at what I consider to be his absolute peak in terms of performances and ideas (think "Persian Surgery Dervishes" and this is like another version of that incredible album.
This includes a 50' long version of Persian Surgery Dervishes and an 60' long version of a Surgery-styled version of A Rainbow In Curved Air.
With the small exception of some mood-disturbing, small digital...

A series of pieces for guitar, multiple guitars, and guitar in ensemble, performed by David Tannenbaum with Gyan Riley-guitar, Tracy Silverman-violin & William Winant-percussion. Beautiful, & very different for Terry. [New Albion]

"Throughout the 1970s, legendary American composer Terry Riley toured regularly in Europe, performing solo organ concerts. In October 1978, Riley's personal technician Chester Wood built a stereo digital delay out of an ancient computer he had procured from Don Buchla, and the subsequent tour was the maiden voyage to try it out. Riley's specially modified two-manual Yamaha YC-45D portable combo organ had a Just Intonation setting and allowed him to feed stereo signals to the digital delay. The Yamaha...

“The Lion's Throne bears witness to the performances that the legendary composer Terry Riley and Italian singer Amelia Cuni did together in the United Kingdom and Italy between 1999 and 2006. Riley, whose remarkable body of work seamlessly integrates a lifetime of devotion to Indian classical music into the western classical tradition, collaborates with Cuni, a singer trained in Dhrupad who, like Riley, experiments with Indian singing in a variety of ways.
In these recordings, Riley plays piano or...

Piano – Terry Riley (tracks: 1-1, 2-1)
Sitar – Krishna Bhatt (tracks: 1-1, 1-2)
Synthesizer – Terry Riley (tracks: 1-1, 2-1)
Tabla – Krishna Bhatt (tracks: 1-1)
Vocals – Terry Riley (tracks: 1-1)

1-1 Return to the Dream Collector / A Spark from the Infinite Pt.1&2 / Jaipur Local 37:51
1-2 Jewel Movement 10:15
2-1 The New Albion Chorale / The Discovery / Prophet 10 Interplay / Cadence on the Wind 35:47

Recorded in Cologne, West Germany, December 7-8, 1984

"A very special and unique performance of Terry Riley's iconic 1964 minimalist piece In C, previously unreleased. Riley and the Roberto Cacciapaglia Ensemble together at the Aterforum festival in Ferrara, Italy, on July 9, 1988."

"Way Out Yonder is the second live release from The Rileys, the duo comprised of iconic American composer and minimalist pioneer Terry Riley and his guitarist / composer son Gyan Riley. The album is comprised of spontaneous improvisations and compositions by both Terry and Gyan, captured at three performances in Canada, Japan and the US, and features the elder Riley on piano, voice, melodica and electronics. The album artwork was created by Barbara Falconer, who also painted the cover of Riley’s landmark...

Hege is the fiddler from Sami singer Mari Boine's band. Her debut solo fuses the strong influences of Norwegian traditional music with other contemporary styles. The 1st track starts of kinda so-so, but as for the rest of the album, this is mostly real...

"Ring is probably one of the oldest Japanese Progressive rock bands, that existed prior to the golden age of the local scene, that took place during the Eighties. Jointly published by the Musea and Poseidon labels, "The Empire Of Necromancers" was init...

OLD-timer Waysiders will remember a drummer/bandleader named Charlie Ringas, who led a pretty good band in the 1980s called Don Valley Parkway. They played a very nice, somewhat Canterbury-styled jazz/rock/progressive sound that was quite attractive...


“Möbius are known for being true to the original progressive rock philosophy, combining 60’s/70’s instruments with the old art of tape recording, adding their own touch of musical creative madness. The Norwegian trio delivers their second album “The 3rd Majesty” in mesmerising manner - a Hammond-driven progressive pearl which could just as easily have been released in 1971 as in 2020.
This epic record includes lengthy opuses - incorporating instruments such as tubular bells, theremin, a string...


Mattias Risberg piano, moog taurus

"If you’re a fan of Carla Bley you already know Mattias Risberg: together with saxophonist Fredrik Ljungkvist he released the album “And Now the Queen – A Tribute to Carla Bley" (2016). Something you could expect from the keyboardist Risberg whose musical interests are deeply rooted in several music idioms, going from John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy, Bill Evans, Jan Johansson and Paul Bley to J.S. Bach, Carlo Gesualdo, Igor Stravinskij and Olivier Messiaen, through...

Eve Risser prepared upright piano, composition

"In “Après un Rêve” the upright piano isn’t the alternative resource when some particular venue (here the FGO Barbara, in Paris) doesn’t have a grand piano and can’t afford the rental of one: it has it’s own mechanical properties and capacities, making it a valuable performing instrument and not just a surrogate. Known for her very personnal views in what concerns the preparation of a piano, French composer and improviser Eve Risser started a...

EveRisser piano

"It took a while for Eve Risser to consider herself a “pianist”. Also playing flute, toy instruments and amplified objects, whatever she can use in a venue without a piano, the French musician envisioned this instrument only...

Eve Risser piano
Kaja Draksler piano

"‘To Pianos’ can read as a dedication: an act of celebration of the instrument. But being a pianist, I also read the phrase as something of a supplication. We’ve each hopefully made some kind of peace with our own instruments at home – and if we’re lucky, we may even love them. But whenever we travel to perform, we’re at the mercy of the particular piano we find at the other end. Whatever cosmic force controls this particular lottery, sometimes you just....