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Promo copy in cardboard sleeve. Feat Billy Idol, Yngwie Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde, Slash and more so yeah...

solo CDR release by 1/3rd of Glass.

"Tanzlinde is the debut album of the neo-psych band Sherpa from Abruzzo, Italy. The band got inspired by their mountains up to eastern cultures and ancient singings, and the result is a debut album which is psychedelic in the meaning of bursting the borders of music genres. You hear influences of psychedelia and Krautrock, in the direction of Popol Vuh and Robert Wyatt, but also eastern culture's traditional music. There are hints of Indie or even some slightly pop music influences. „Tanzlinde" means a...

''Produced and arranged by enigmatic mystical traveller Eyvind Kang, Blue Marble is a CD of surreal folk songs by singer/songwriter Aiko Shimada. Born in Japan and now based in Seattle, Aiko's music is fresh, original and heartfelt. For this latest rel...

"Calling Yasuaki Shimizu a talented musician is like calling Michael Jordan a kind of OK basketball player. Whether working with art luminaries like Nam June Paik, music icons like Yellow Magic Orchestra’s Ryuichi Sakamoto, or corporate behemoths like Honda, Shimizu is the type of versatile collaborator who elevates all of the projects he touches into something far more than ‘just’ sound.
The Music for Commercials album – reissued for the first time since its original release by Crammed in 1987 – is...


Before the advent of the Japanese school of progressive rock music during the Eighties, represented by Gerard, Outer Limits and Pageant, among others, a certain number of local bands of great interest were already active. Amongst them, the name of Shin...

"A study in coordinated whiplash"-The New York Times

The latest from this long-time Rune Grammofon outfit is heavier and blacker than ever...

"Holy Hell! The bar has officially been raised for innovative avant garde black metal. If you

Excellent, dense work by this band. Be prepared to give this one multiple listenings before coming to any kind of judgement!

"This is the fourth album (2nd on Rune Grammofon) from Norway's experimental collective, Shining. The press dropped...

This is the definitely the first time that a Rune Grammofon-related band or a jazz-related band have compared themselves to KISS! (see below).

"Since Norway’s jazz-metal outfit, Shining, shocked the music world with their genre-defining and now.

"Whew, three years removed from the exhausting Blackjazz and the Norwegian Shining returns to the fold with a vengeance. The jazz/industrial/metal/holyshitwhat’shappening amalgamation that was Blackjazz is still very much at the core of what One One...


Matthew Shipp: piano
Nicole Mitchell: flute, alto flute
Michael Bisio: double bass
Newman Taylor Baker: drums

“ALL THINGS ARE is the very first musical encounter between Nicole Mitchell and Matthew Shipp, two great musicians with already very rich backgrounds. It happened as quickly as simply; a shared desire, a date set for the recording session on a scorching afternoon, four musicians who are immediately so close that there will be only one shot for each piece. We expected a lot...

Matthew Shipp: piano
“Matthew Shipp takes an introspective turn on his latest solo piano album, continuing to discover new territory for his singular cosmic pianism. Codebreaker encrypts rich harmonies, cloud-like clusters, and the unlikely confluence of Bill Evans and Bud Powell.
Within the voluminous catalogue that pianist Matthew Shipp has created over the last three and a half decades, his solo piano work has charted a unique and compelling pathway for the evolution of the instrument’s....

Matthew Shipp piano
"Shipp’s stated aim is that rarefied realm where verbal and written descriptors fail, subsumed by the primacy of organized sound, spontaneous and of the moment. Whether he reaches that space is always arguable both on the part of artist and audience, but this compact and intensely contemplative set suggests an exemplar of success in that regard. In Shipp’s typically succinct and germane summation: 'I did feel very good about the flow that I felt I got.'"...

Matthew Shipp: piano
Rob Brown: alto saxophone, flute
William Parker: double bass

"The music takes on short, fleeting forms: fading here, held and moody there, as though the improvisation encouraged skepticism of firm certitudes. The tightness of the discourse, however, demands enlightening energy and lucid tautness."

"Matthew Shipp, stepping away from his electronic proclivities, delves deep into the original format that first gave birth to the very idea of jazz itself: the absolute freedom of an acoustic session. Joined by Whit Dickey on drums and Joe Morris on bass.

Matthew Shipp – piano
Michael Bisio – bass
Newman Taylor Baker – drums
“Matthew Shipp has established himself as the premier jazz pianist of his generation over the course of a three-decade career including many acclaimed albums under his own name plus his prominent tenure in the David S. Ware Quartet and a vast array of collaborations with the likes of Spring Heel Jack, Ivo Perelman, Sabir Mateen, Darius Jones, Joe Morris, Jemeel Moondoc, Mat Walerian, and many more. ESP-Disk' in its...

Matthew Shipp - piano
Mat Walerian - alto saxophone, bass clarinet, clarinet
Michael Bisio - bass
Whit Dickey - drums

"After a duo album and two trio albums by Matthew Shipp and Mat Walerian, all for ESP-Disk', they offer a quartet album that continues their strategy of working with different musicians each time out. Michael Bisio and Whit Dickey are long-time collaborators with Shipp, but the addition of Walerian's Zen style changes the dynamics of their interactions. Walerian and..

Matthew Shipp piano

"Symbol Systems occupies a special place in Matthew Shipp’s discography. Originally issued in 1995 on the No More Records label, it was at the time his sixth release as a leader or co-leader, but significantly his first solo album, and as such provided us with the purest view to date of his multifaceted, indivisible improvisational/compositional concepts."-Art Lange

“For over 30 years Matthew Shipp has built up an unparalleled body of work and a wholly original musical language that becomes more focused and distinctive with the passage of time. His abstract eloquence is on vivid display throughout The Piano Equation, new works for solo piano.
Shipp builds his solo music in a cellular fashion, formed out of disparate elements that combine and evolve in novel and fascinating forms. Stride, swing and the avant-garde collide like elemental particles, the...

Matthew Shipp – piano
Michael Bisio – bass
Newman Taylor Baker - drums

“Downbeat calls Matthew Shipp "an elder statesman on the free-jazz scene." Perhaps it is odd in a way to think of someone so energetic and prolific as "elder," or so outspoken as "statesman," yet Downbeat (Bill Milkowski) is right. Shipp turns 60 this December. When he speaks, people listen (the old E.F. Hutton commercials come to mind). With Andrew Hill, Mal Waldron, Cecil Taylor, Horace Tapscott, Randy Weston, and...

Matthew Shipp - piano
Michael Bisio - bass
Whit Dickey - drums

Shipp plays in his own inimitably personal style some of the most beloved of Duke’s compositions, “rewriting” the book and making this excursion uniquely his own.
Many greats have tackled Ellington. The one who immediately comes to mind is Monk with his now legendary trio date for Riverside records Thelonious Monk plays the Music of Duke Ellington. The result is fascinating. But unlike Monk doing it his way, though....

Matthew Shipp – piano
Michael Bisio – bass
Newman Taylor Baker - drums

“Matthew Shipp's new album is titled World Construct. It's a fitting title, for in his career of over three decades, he has constructed his own world of jazz. This press release could be entirely built from the raves of critics. "As Matthew Shipp's catalog expands, so does our understanding of the depth and breadth of his genius." "A gateway to higher improvisation that is practically without parallel. Matthew Shipp...

"In the first part of his career, Matthew Shipp avoided solo recordings, saying he wasn't ready -- and the first solo album he made, Symbol Systems (1995), happened by accident when the other player on the session didn't show up. Since then, his style expanded and matured and he recorded prolifically, including a number of solo albums, but they have remained special events, distinct statements of purpose. Zero continues in this tradition. But, of course, it is the music itself which speaks most...

“Duke Ellington is the fortuitous touchstone that Matthew Shipp to bring to his recent collaboration with Arkansas-based saxophonist Chad Fowler on Old Stories, their new album of duets.
For his part, Fowler brought to the sessions a longstanding fascination with Ellington sideman (and alto saxophone pioneer) Johnny Hodges, though, like Shipp, this is expressed obliquely through Fowler's work with avant garde luminaries like Alvin Fielder, Douglas Ewart and Parker.
To Shipp, the title of the...

Evan Parker: tenor & soprano saxophones
Matthew Shipp: piano

“At the antipodes of battles, the music of this duo, both delicate and precise, delivers its meditative comments in the warmth of the lung. It is very beautiful, it imposes a form of pacifist listening which tends to respect the moment and ends up giving you back some blast. Of course, there's the control of volume and progression in this improvised set, as well as the imbalance induced by the length of the two tracks on this....

“A crucial aspect of the Chamber Ensemble and the String Trio is the harmonic slipperiness that the string players focus on, contra the piano. Mat Maneri is the son of saxophonist and composer Joe Maneri (1927-2009), whose own chamber work focused on microtonal improvisation, and while the violist has certainly forged his own path, his grand swoops and deft ponticello technique tend to blur - if not obliterate - the demarcations of Western tonality. That’s not to say he doesn’t employ romantic late...

“This is the fourth release in the Relative Pitch solo series which features artists who deserve wider recognition for their solo work.
Tamio Shiraishi was, along with Keiji Haino, a founding member of the Japanese avant garde group Fushitsusha in the late 1970s. Since moving to New York, he has honed his unique approach to the alto saxophone in the NYC subways.
His microtonal exploration of the altissimo-range is on full display here. The seven tracks on Sora are from three studio sessions...

Did you hear of Boychick Pincus, how he opened wide the gate and hippety-hopped over the sweet warm meadow? So begins Maurice Sendak's charming and hilarious retelling of Prokofiev's classic children's legend Peter and the Wolf where Peter has become P...

CD reissue from the master tapes of the only album by this heavy Swiss late 1960's heavy underground cult band, which was originally released in 1969. "A very heavy, world-class psychedelic album. This is one of the rarest album in the world and...

Admir Shkurtaj - Fisarmonica (accordion), Pianoforte
Giorgio Distante - Trumpet
Redi Hasa - Cello

"The starting points for Shkurtaj's music are not themes or melodies but what he refers to as "musical mechanisms" or extra-musical ideas.

Despite being marketed and priced as an "EP" this is just shy of 40' long! A live in the studio release in very simple packaging of jams and improvs by this excellent Australian spacerock band comprised of guitars, keyboards, bass & drums. One short pi...

Paula Shocron piano
Germán Lamonega double bass
Pablo Díaz drums
"The SLD Trio (Shocron,Lamonega, Díaz) is an exciting and adventurous group of young musicians from Buenos Aires. The Argentinian capital is not a city that is exactly known for an extensive free-jazz and improvised music scene; how- ever, there is a dedicated core of artists and musicians in the city... This is a lovely and exciting album from a trio that is just as willing to give as to receive, and ready to synthesize the..

"This is the second full-length release by Shogun Kunitoki, an instrumental quartet based in Helsinki, Finland. With Vinonaamakasio, Shogun Kunitoki expand the boundaries of their self-created sonic universe with a wider array of sounds and rhythms...

“Without a Net is Wayne Shorter's first Blue Note recording date since August 26, 1970, when he recorded Moto Grosso Feio and Odyssey of Iska. That's nearly 43 years. Shorter has pursued many paths since then, as a member of Weather Report, and as a bandleader. This quartet was assembled for a 2001 European tour and has been playing together ever since. It shows. The interplay Shorter shares with pianist Danilo Pérez, bassist John Pattitucci, and drummer Brian Blade is not merely intuitive, it is...

"A blend of hard hitting riff rock á la early Led Zeppelin and James Gang, with a guitar attack reminiscent of bands like Leafhound or Edgar Broughton Band. Tight, muscular, lean and mean urban blues rock riffage and soaring, soulful vocals, punchy bass and solid drumming make for a memorable set of songs that you won't soon forget. Shotgun had a successful career in and around Dallas, TX between 1974 and 1977, playing the club circuit and recording at the cities best studios. Sadly, nothing ever came...

"Free improvisation isn’t only a European thing. The alto saxophonist Wally Shoup is one of the few American representatives of the musical praxis that dropped the jazz part of the “free jazz” equation and started improvising without idiomatic parameters.

"This is the first CD by "The Shout", an 18-piece British choir, or 'vocal big band' as they call themselves, formed in 1998 by the composers Richard Chew and Orlando Gough (of "The Lost Jockey" fame). The singers come from the most varied of...

Show-Yen is a Japanese band led by guitarist-composer Yasuhiro Nishio, that has existed as an instrumental trio since 1998. Its other members are bassist Hiroaki Fujii and drummer Naoki Itoi. After a two year break, Show-Yen strikes back in olympic for...

"SHOW-YEN is a Japanese band led by guitarist-composer Yasuhiro NISHIO, that has existed as an instrumental trio since 1998. Its other members are bassist Hiroaki FUJII and drummer Masanobu TONOMURA. Their eponymous concept-album (2003) is actually...

''In the center of Siberia there is a region that is getting today a very high attention for his very peculiar music: Tuva. The typical feature of Tuvan music is the throat singing, a technique that exltate the overtones of the voice producing sounds, ...

"Song of Silver Geese is the latest release from groundbreaking, experimental vocalist, composer, multi-instrumentalist and dancer Jen Shyu, whose critically acclaimed Sounds and Cries of the World was praised by The Nation and The New York Times as one of the best releases of the 2015.
Named a 2016 Doris Duke Artist and voted Rising Star Female Vocalist in the 2017 Downbeat Critics Poll, NPR extols her music as 'intensely personal. Nothing sounds quite like it &[It] operates in some unpatrolled...

Jen Shyu: composition, vocals, percussion, piano, Taiwanese moon lute, Japanese biwa
Ambrose Akinmusire: trumpet
Mat Maneri: viola
Thomas Morgan: bass
Dan Weiss: drums

“Zero Grasses: Ritual for the Losses, the new work by sui generis vocalist, composer and multi-instrumentalist Jen Shyu, is a collection of songs devoted to the marginalized voices of women around the world, and a profound elegy to personal loss. The album is dedicated to her father, who passed away in 2019..

"Vocalist, composer, multi-instrumentalist Jen Shyu is best known for carving out new improvisational terrain for the voice through integrating traditional music discovered through rigorous research and fieldwork. Sounds and Cries of the World is a culmination of her travels through East Timor, Korea, Indonesia, and Taiwan, where she has spent months and years in each place immersing herself in the language and forgotten musics of various indigenous cultures. She has done this while continuing to be an...

"Synastry is a collaboration between groundbreaking vocalist Jen Shyu and master bassist Mark Dresser that demonstrates new possibilities for jazz singing. Shyu, a member of influential saxophonist Steve Coleman’s Five Elements, is well known for her...


"Grand melodies, shifting textures, and thick rhythms radiate from Todd Sickafoose's music. On Tiny Resistors, the bassist/composer matches his 8-piece New York band with a pair of guests, Andrew Bird and Ani DiFranco, to create a jazz record with the...

Sidehow is the project of vibraphonist Matt Moran of The Claudia Quintet. Sideshow do the songs of Charles Ives instrumentally, using a "jazz" lineup of vibes, electric guitar (Adam Good), alto sax and bass clarinet (Oscar Noriea) and drums (John Holle...

Last chance to pick this up, as Radioactive have gone bust. Last copies!
Last chance to pick this up, as Radioactive have gone bust. Last copies! "Very little information is known from this group. This seems to be a professionally recorded demo...