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"...this Cuneiform release is a great gift. It doubles the amount of S.O.S. material in existence and affords perhaps a better sense of where the group came from and was headed even than the official LP." – Brian Morton, Point of Departure

"With so many archival releases these days, it is surprising to hear one of this quality and historical magnitude. Anything from S.O.S. would have been welcome, but this mixture of live and studio sessions, in stunning sound, exceeds
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We spent two years trying to get this in stock & finally succeeded!
This is a live, heavy fusion session featuring Janick Top-bass, Eric Seva-saxes & Claude Salmieri-drums with guest guitarist Thibbault Abrial.
Janick Top was the bassist in Magma for many years, but although his reputation looms large, there is surprisingly small amount of stuff available with him on it. Fun & essential for fans of Tops work.

"Re-release of a German avantgarde-punk classic from 1981. Co-produced by Holger Czukay (Can) it was the counterpart of the Czukay album "On The Way To The Peak Of Normal", in which all the members of S.Y.P.H. also took part. The CD comes with booklet with unreleased photos and extensive liner notes by the S.Y.P.H. musicians Harry Rag and Jojo Wolter."

Keyboardist/composer Jordi Sabates played on a lot of good Spanish albums during the 1970's. He composed and played keyboards (piano, Fender Rhodes, organ and Moog synths) on this album, that he is joined Toti Soler-flamenco guitar, Ricardo Sabates-ele...

Solo album by this Italian drummer is a climax of his in-depth exploration of the instruments sound & mechanics...

"Longevity is a word rarely associated with jazz ensembles these days. The difficulty in retaining a long lasting musical relationship with any one collaborator is hard enough, let alone trying to keep a quartet together.

An ensemble that has..

Hard to believe that this strange rarity was reissued on CD and reissued legitimately, but here it is on the Long Hair label, who do these things well! Sabicas was a famous Spanish flamenco guitarist who lived in the USA for a number of years.

I never heard of Francca before, but this is top drawer, very minimal, minimalist music from relatively early in the music's life (late 60s/early 70s). If you dig LaMonte and other proponents of the big drone, you'll really dig this. Conditionally...

How great to see In Cahoots bassist Fred T. Baker with Soft Machine/Eberhard Weber's Colours drummer John Marshall here on a set led by guitarist Joe Sachse!


"To composer/bassist Daphna Sadeh, Jewish Music is the cross-cultural patchwork quilt of the diaspora experience. Born in Israel, she has studied in New York and since 2002 has been based mostly in London where she leads her own ensemble and performs...


Five Munich musicians playing a fairly sophisticated progressive rock with jazzy overtones, using sax/guitar/vocals, keyboards, guitar, bass/flute and drums. Their only album, recorded in 1975, was never actually released, but here it is 30 years later...

In the final months of 2004, John Zorn wrote over 300 new tunes for his popular Masada project, and he now initiates a new series of recordings featuring the best players out of the burgeoning Masada family in dynamic units performing compositions from...

"Jamie Saft and his dynamic trio (Saft-piano and Hammond organ, Greg Cohen-double bass and Ben Perowsky-drums) presents a sparkling interpretation of the work of Bob Dylan. A lifelong Dylan enthusiast, Saft is the perfect man to take on this challengin...

Another amazing band of likely and unlikely bandmates on this record!

"Virtuoso pianist/guitarist/recording engineer/composer Jamie Saft has been a crucial member of the downtown scene since the early 1990s, both as sideman and as leader of his...

"After two stunning jazz piano trio recordings featuring the music of Dylan and Zorn, dubmeister Jamie Saft returns to his roots with a masterpiece of Jewish heavy metal. Slashing and burning his way through nine tracks of unbridled madness, this is...

"Keyboard virtuoso, dub-master supreme, heavy metal guitarist, soundtrack composer, versatile arranger, master butcher and zonked madman, Jamie Saft has been responsible for some of the wildest and most soulful sounds heard on the Tzadik Jewish series...

Jamie's second CD for Tzadik is a cinematic exploration of dub, pop and club music filtered through his own very personal Jewish lens. Spacy DJ mixes, deep grooves, fucked-up dubs and soulful vocals on subjects ranging from tashlikh toprayer to fratric...

''Guitars and beats, both electric and acoustic, mixed in dub...Jamie Saft's debut recording deals with the interaction of Black, Arab and Jewish cultures in his hometown of Brooklyn, NY. Featuring his longtime collaborators Jim Black and Chris Speedas...

"Over a career now spanning nearly thirty years, Jamie Saft has established himself as one of the visionaries of contemporary American music. As a composer, pianist and keyboard innovator, and collaborator of music icons such as Bad Brains, Beastie Boys, the B-52s, Donovan, John Adams and John Zorn, he has been fearless in his pursuit of spiritual elevation through music that both seeks to embrace the whole American canon, and also transcend it, by seamlessly assimilating genres, traditions, idioms and...

"The myth of Sagor & Swing tells that they are children of nature that grew up in the forest. That they at an early age built their first instruments and isolated from the noise of civilization invented a music of their own. What we know for sure, however, is that they make wonderful organ music and have been doing this for some time now. This is their third album, Allt Hänger Samman. The woods have thickened. The melodies have become more intricate and the idyllic scenes now have a darker tone....

"Sagor & Swing is Eric Malmberg on Hammond organ and Ulf Möller on drums. This is the follow up to their debut album Orgelfärger. Melodier och fåglar (melodies and birds) is minimal and timeless, naive and simple. Eric calls his melodies 'Nothing music'. Something to listen to when you almost want it to be quiet. When you are so affected by the noise from the media that you no longer bear with real silence. Then you may listen to Melodier och fåglar. By the time the record has ended, you may stay in the...

In the living room of a small house in Dalarna, the Swedish countryside, Sagor & Swing has recorded this timeless music evoking the surrounding landscape -- the forests, mountains and lakes. Moody and simple melodies with echoes of old Swedish folk tun...

"The new record by Sagor & Swing is quite different from their earlier low-key, melancholic records. Their characteristic sound is still there, but Orgelplaneten is more direct and joyful, more pop perhaps. Their basic instrumentation, organ and drums, is completed with Moog and accordion. This aspect of Sagor & Swing has always been there as a parallel track, but Orgelplaneten is the first time it is expressed on record. This is the fourth album by Sagor & Swing (all released by Häpna)."

"Their third and last album sacrificed some of their signature-sound in favour of clearer influences from other progressive rock bands, mainly Camel, Jethro Tull, Gentle Giant and Barclay James Harvest. But "For All the Clowns" was still their best...

"Previously known as Subject Esq., it seems they changed name to Sahara to get out of a redundant contract with CBS. Personnel wise, the only difference in Sahara was a new keyboardist (Hennes Hering from Out Of Focus), and a full-time lead guitarist...

"In 1994, The Laser's Edge had a short lived sister label called The Labyrinth. Sailor Free was part of the roster and released a beautiful psychedelic hard rock album called The Fifth Door. After that the band went silent. 19 years later, vocalist...


"Holy shit! This is one of the long, lost psych gems that I thought would never ever be reissued! Saint Steven was Steven Cataldo, onetime member of Ultimate Spinach, one of the greatest of all-time psych bands, from Boston. This was one of those recor...

Of all the musicians in the 90's working in the ambient/space/ritual genre, Spanish guitarist/sound sculptor Suso Saiz was one of my favorites, and the several CDs I have by him still get some regular play. He was extremely active in the 90s and less so as time went on, but he is a real talent and this retrospective (his first time on vinyl & with some very rare stuff included) is well needed and well deserved.

"Odisea is a retrospective showcase of solo work from Spanish electronic music...

"Sajjanu is a ripping new unit from Tokyo that performs incredibly complex through-composed compositions with few if any repetition. Performed with an intensity and power that is absolutely staggering, this trio of two guitars and drums sounds like a...

Michel is a Christian Arab who lives in Israel. He's also a monster guitarist and this is a very unusual and very appealing jazz/rock album that blends elements of Arabic modes, scales and instruments with hot fusion. I still love good fusion after all...

"Legendary Japanese musician Akira Sakata (active in various groups since the early '70s) teams up with Johan Berthling of Fire and Nilssen-Love of The Thing. Akira Sakata (alto saxophone, clarinet, voice); Johan Berthling (double bass); Paal Nilssen...

"Friendly Pants is the first American release by legendary Japanese saxophonist Akira Sakata in more than 20 years. It pairs the 65-year-old traveler alongside Chikamorachi, the bombast rhythm section of drummer Chris Corsano (Paul Flaherty Duo, Bjork...

"Sorry but this description is going to be filled with over the top superlatives. This is a...recent solo album by Casiopea's bassist. Sakurai is a bassist with prodigious abilities. I was not familiar with him until now but he simply blew me away with...


Achille Succi bass clarinet
Julian Arguelles tenor and soprano sax
Samo Salamon guitar
Pascal Niggenkemper bass
Roberto Dani drums
Christian Lillinger drums

"Here is one more live recording of the Ljubljana Jazz Festival, featuring the Slovenian guitarist, and former John Scofield’s student, who is unanimously pointed out as one of the most defying players today in Europe: Samo Salamon. The Sextet is of transnational constitution, putting together the cream of the Europe


Led by guitarist Kido Natsuki of Bondage Fruit, Salle Gaveau combines the art-music tango, as typified by the brilliant and famous work of Astor Piazzolla with a rock energy and zaniness. Using the same quintet musical configuraration as Piazzolla's...

This includes an entire second disc of extra material!
"The Sallyangie, the British folk duo of Sally Oldfield and her brother Michael, were signed upon the recommendation of guitarist John Renbourn of the Pentangle. Sally was 21 years old, and...

This is a very electronic, laptop-based rendition of this seminal classic and very adaptable work. Very spacey, low-key ambiance gives this a feel like Klaus Schulze and Radio Massacre International doing their version of this great piece! Beautifully...

Dino Saluzzi bandoneon
Anja Lechner violoncello
Felix ´Cuchara´ Saluzzi tenor saxophone
The Metropole Orchestra,Jules Buckley conductor

"Dino Saluzzi’s new music for orchestra and soloists characteristically glides through the...

"Argentinean bandoneon master’s ECM debut album is a spellbinding solo tour de force, tracing an ‘imaginary return’ to the villages of Dino’s childhood, as elements of folk tunes and other root sounds are integrated into the floating rubato of tango."...

Influenced by Astor Piazolla (what Argentinian accordion player would not be?) but with his own strong sensibility. A great group with a sound that mixes neuvo tango with ECM.

Dino Saluzzi bandoneon, percussion, voice
Celso Saluzzi bandoneon

Dino Saluzzi, bandoneon
Anja Lechner, violoncello
Felix Saluzzi, tenor saxophone

"Cellist Anja Lechner and clarinet and sax man Felix Saluzzi both appeared as soloists on Dino’s orchestral recording “El Encuentro” in 2009, a shared...

''Caldra is the copper pot boiling on the fire side, where the flavors mix together. Caldra is the result of over twenty years of work that Mario Salvi has carried on his melodeon, the container where creativity marries the musical traditions and rhyth...

Tarantera is the magical place where the tarantelle, traditional and of author, they are met with the organetto, similar instrument of the wind and the sun, than the breath of the earth it renders strong in the voice, and the rhythm similar to the wate...

"A sort of supergroup, as most of their members came from well-known bands, Samadhi were formed after the split of Raccomandata con Ricevuta di Ritorno by singer Regoli and guitarist Civitenga, along with keyboard player Sabatini (from Free Love and Kaleidon), Aldo Bellanova from Teoremi on bass and drummer Ruggero Stefani (L'Uovo di Colombo), and two other members.

Despite the impressive pedigree of the musicians the album is nice though not a masterpiece, mixing good prog influences with some...