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Ark Fedotov - synths, bass
Ivan Fedotov - drums
Víctor Rodríguez - keyboards
Ángel Ontalva - guitars

Seaorm are a quartet made up of 50% members of Vespero (on synths, bass and drums) and 50% members of October Equus (on keyboards and guitars).
Both of these bands are typically excellent and this is too!
It’s a very good spacey progressive rock / spacerock album. The best way to get a handle on it is to hear it!

Second Direction were a German jazz/rock band who released their one and only album in Germany only in 1976 and which was released in Italy one year later.
At the time they recorded the album, their lineup was: Fritz Münzer (flute, soprano saxophone), Karl-Heinz Merkel (electric piano, strings), Gerhard Spirka (electric bass), Val Hargreaves (drums), Jörg Gebhardt (congas)
This album is quite rare and little known. Even less known was the fat that they recorded a second album in 1978 that lay...

Great to see this very odd album reappear, now in a newly remastered and expanded edition, which includes 3 tracks not on the original album. This is definitely proto-progressive UK styled underground rock, with a lot of invention and ideas being shot...

"Mimicry Records, reissues two CDs by Secret Chiefs 3 with previously unreleased bonus tracks:First Grand Constitution and Bylaws and Second Grand Constitution and Bylaws, originally released by Amarillo, currently out of print. Taking their cue from...

"Mimicry Records reissues two CDs by Secret Chiefs 3 with previously unreleased bonus tracks: First Grand Constitution and Bylaws and Second Grand Constitution and Bylaws, originally released by Amarillo, currently out of print. Taking their cue from...

"Around since the mid-1990s, Secret Chiefs 3 is one of the most popular instrumental ensembles working today, with a devoted cult following and a constantly changing lineup of stellar musicians. Featuring one of the best groupings they have ever had, in "Malkhut" they turn their hand to twelve tunes from Zorn’s "Book Beri’ah." Years in the making, SC3 mastermind Trey Spruance considers this to be one of his most ambitious and involved CDs to date. Even better than their "Masada Book of Angels" release...

Left-field interpretations of Masada Book Two that give the music a completely different sound. I thought this was just completely great and gave the music a charming/amusing sound that I was not expecting. Highly recommended!...

Stephan Crump: Acoustic Bass
Mary Halvorson: Guitar
"From the very first notes they played together, Secret Keeper, the innovative duo of "NYC's least-predictable improviser" (City Arts) Mary Halvorson and Grammy-nominated Stephan Crump had a...

Stephan Crump: Acoustic Bass / Mary Halvorson: Guitar

"Two of the most innovative personalities of the New York jazz scene in Brooklyn, Stephan Crump and Mary Halvorson, present a very special, intimate and atmospheric recording called "Super...

The catalog of the Danish jazz/rock band Secret Oyster have long been one of the most sought-after titles for release on CD; I can't tell you the number of times that people have requested one or another of their titles from us. Despite having been very popular in their day, none of the band's four albums have ever appeared on a legitimate CD. Until now! This is an absolute winner for fans of fusion.

"Sea Son was originally released in 1974 on CBS and is now considered by many to be the pinnacle...

Amazingly enough, over 40 years later, the fifth, NEVER BEFORE RELEASED, STUDIO album, recorded in 1976, by Denmark’s greatest jazz/rock band gets a release.
Like their third album, Vidunerlige Kaelling, this was music done for a dance / performance work.

"The recordings of 'Striptease' were a long time lost. In 1975 Secret Oyster had reached broad acceptance in Danish cultural life and on the music scene. Their 3rd album 'Vidunderlige Kaelling (Astarte)', received massive media attention...

This is the 1st album by an Italian band who are blending together Celtic folk/rock, symphonic rock and just a touch of metallic in the guitars. Really nice, eerie female vocals and an over-all ominous air makes this one more than just another....

A world collective of poets and musicians colliding classical, ambient, free jazz, dub, and electronics with sublime and eclectic poetry. Featuring Ursula Rucker, Rich Medina, Elliot Levin, Kalaf Angelo (Lisbon), and more...


Whether singing in Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino or French, Zahava Seewald is one of the most accomplished and soulful vocalists in the modern Jewish music scene. Following up on her very successful Tzadik debut Abi Gezint!, her latest recording takes a trad...

Yochk'o first came to attention as a member of Magma, and then as a founding member of Zao. After leaving Zao, he made a number of notable solo albums in the 70's and early 80's. While he isn't as active these days as he once was, he's still a fine pla...

"Debora Seffer is the daughter of sax player Yoch'ko Seffer, and since the early nineties has been considered as a violin virtuoso, but also an outstanding jazz-fusion composer. This new album, engineered by Mark Haliday, under the musical direction...

"Debora Seffer is the daughter of sax player Yoch'ko Seffer, and since the early nineties has been considered as a violin virtuoso, but also an outstanding jazz-fusion composer. This new album, engineered by Mark Haliday, under the musical direction...

The latest by Yochk'o comes out at the same time as his old bandmate's François Cahen's last; a bit of a sad coincidence. This is more of a jazz release than some of this works, with a fairly standard line-up of Sebastien Lovato-piano, Didier Levallet...

Yochk'o first came to attention as a member of Magma, and then as a founding member of Zao. After leaving Zao, he made a number of notable solo albums in the 70's and early 80's. While he isn't as active these days as he once was, he's still a fine...

Another one of Yochk'o's many French only albums that just can't be found on the market outside of France (and in this case, not even inside France). This has Yochk'o focusing on piano (although he does also play sax) to partner with saxophonist...

This is a new release by multi instrumentalist Jonathan, who is best known as a founding member of Camper Van Beethovan.
This veers between more out psychedelia and songs; to give you an idea of how far out it goes, I was pointed in the direction of this album by Hasse Horrigmoe, of Tangle Edge! It isn't *all* like that, but a good bit of it is and will please psych/progressive fans reading this...
Appearing here are
Jonathan Segel (vocals, guitars, keyboards, violin, bass)
Kelly Atkins.

Diego Banchero-electric bass, fretless bass, keyboards, theremin, Fernando Cherchi-drums, percussions, Roberto Lucanato-guitars, Davide Bruzzi-guitars, Maethelyiah-lead and backing vocals
with: Maurizio Pustianaz, Giorgio Cesare Neri, Claudio...

“The debut album of Genova's IL SEGNO DEL COMANDO, 'The Sign of Command', was recently reissued by Black Widow. The album's conceptual inspiration -- as well as the band name -- derives from Giuseppe D'Agata's novel, and the Italian TV series (1971), that deals with occult matters, reincarnation and supernatural. The author himself called the album a perfect soundtrack to his novel. Before coming to my own reception of the music, I wish to cite the informative band page that describes the music so well...

The second (and final? it appears that they may have broken up!) album by this spacerock (with the accent on both the rock and the space part!) band from Norway.

"Creatures Of The Underworld is the second album from Norway's psychedelic...

"After their debut album brought very positive reviews from the critics, this is the second album from this up-and-coming German jazz group, led by bassist/composer Achim Seifert.
In 2010 The Achim Seifert Project won the "Future Sounds Award", a prestigious competition run by the Leverkusener Jazztage and in 2011 he performed on their main stage, which was recorded and broadcast by WDR.
The band has opened for jazz stars such as Randy Crawford and Christian McBride. Aside from his performing...

From organizing concerts at his club Bears to performing in the cult bands Omoide Hatoba, Rovo and Boredoms, Yamamoto has been a central figure of the internationally acclaimed Osaka rock/noise scene since the late 80's. For his second Tzadik CD, one o...

A driving force at the heart of the much acclaimed Kansai rock scene since the late 1980s, Yamamotos piercing guitar has energized some of Japans finest bands. From the spiritual madness of the Boredoms, the psychedelic trance rock of Rovo to the qu...

“Trygve Seim’s ECM debut instantly established his reputation, winning the German Record Critics Prize as Album of the Year (Jahrespreis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik).
In the International Herald Tribune, Mike Zwerin observed that “Different Rivers is melancholy, lonely, hypnotizing music – harder to escape from than to listen to. Like a fireplace in an ice palace, you get hooked on it; it's almost physical. ... Seim's version of the ECM sound presents a wind-instrument chamber ensemble, a sort..

Trygve Seim tenor and soprano saxophones
Andreas Utnem piano, harmonium

"Modestly subtitled “Songs for saxophone and piano”, this recording quietly covers a lot of ground, with repertoire including new musical settings of parts of the...

"Norwegian musicians Seim and Haltli have collaborated often over the years, and Frode is also a member of Trygve’s “Sangam” ensemble. But the flexible duo format has provided a particularly useful forum for the exploration of the most divergent music...

well known Swedish vocalist

''Jazz, classical, Klezmer and improvisational traditions blend and crash in Selfhaters, Anthony Coleman's most personal project. A disturbing and all-too-close peek into the very Jewish world of alienation and self-revulsion. Two long masterful compos...


Ricardo Jacinto cello
Gonçalo Almeida double bass
Nuno Morão drums
"The Portuguese trio The Selva likes to make musical references, to symbolize and to propose dubious significations. The debut album of the group starts with a piece full of indeterminate allusions to the Far-Eastern traditional music expressions. It goes on with a virtual journey through Renaissance times and its aesthetic values, seeming to invite us to care more for the beauty of life. Only in the third track we find...

"Esmond Selwyn, considered by many to be among the top jazz guitar players in the UK, has released a new quartet CD called Renegade. The CD includes Esmond on guitar, Paul Sawtell on keyboards, Bill Coleman on bass and Tony Richards on drums. The album...

"Solo jazz guitar by Esmond Selwyn. Virtuoso jazz guitar - jazz standards played in concert and in studio."

“Semantics was a jazz supergroup consisting of Elliott Sharp, Ned Rothenberg and Samm Bennett. The short lived Semantics were active in the middle of the 1980s and released two albums. The second, Bone of Contention, was released in 1987 on SST Records. This new expanded CD version features three previously unreleased live tracks.”

Music from the occitanian valleys of the Piedmond region of Italy, performed by Silvio Peron and Gianrenzo Dutto on accordions and Gabriele Ferrero on violin. [Vi Vi/Felmay]

Finally a collection of material from this great, under-recognized Italian electronic/spacemusic/rock/progressive band who, unlike so many other 70s greats, remain mostly undiscovered by today's listeners, due to the fact that most of their material has never been reissued...until now! Sensations Fix (also sometimes seen as Sensation's Fix and Sensations' Fix!) were early practitioners of the DIY approach, meaning that their home-recorded albums have a somewhat 'lo-fi' edge that actually is quite

"Sentieri Selvaggi is a group made up of some of the best Italian musicians, united in a cultural project aimed to bring contemporary music to a larger audience. Founded in 1997 by Carlo Boccadoro, Filippo Del Corno and Angelo Miotto, the group has...

Gennaro Lucio Zinzi / vocals, guitar, `funny instruments'
Tiziano Taccini / guitar
Jesus / bass
Claudio `Buddha' Buonfiglio / drums

Macrocosmosi is the second release by the Milan quartet Il Sentiero Di Taus, and it is produced by Fabio Zuffanti, who had the following to say about this release, “Il Sentiero di Taus evokes iridescent musical images that start from symphonic progressive and go so far to embrace ethnic music, psichedelic, hard-rock and much more. A true kaleidoscope of.

“Senyawa are a contemporary duo originating from Jogjakarta, Indonesia. Rully Shabara (extreme vocals) coupled with Wukir Suryadi's deft instrumentals (and homemade instruments) produce one of the most profound examples of experimental via traditional music happening anywhere today. By weaving Indonesian folkloric moods with various shades of modern genre hybrids, Senyawa has been navigating unexplored musical terrain for more than a decade. Sujud, their premier release on the Sublime Frequencies label...

“While releasing only three singles in the early 1970's, Seompi's mystique has continued to grow through the ensuing decades. Three posthumous releases issued in the late 1990's only added to Seompi's aura—even though two were off speed and the third has been long out of print. This was the status quo for the past couple of decades until now with the release of "Guns In The Skies". Starting off with the hard rocker "AWOL" and then spacing out with the fourteen minute unreleased opus titled "Synergy....

There aren't many Italian musicians who are able to shuffle the genre pack so deftly, creating original tracks out of the torn rags of tradition. On Anime Candide, these range from a text from Abruzzo to an Arberesh song to an old-time serenade to one ...

Bolstered by six brand new tracks, this compilation is the perfect introduction to the world of Daniele Sepe: saxophonist, composer, agitator and militant on the Naples music scene. Deeply attatched to the cultural roots of his land, he has been able o...

''...showcasing an unique approach to the classic piano trio. this second collection of original compositions and quirky cover tunes adds a newly-developed virtuosic edge to this already sick and twisted technique, making Morenica his ultimate statemen...

The third CD in the legacy of mad genius Anthony Coleman's most popular working band takes us, as always, to a magnetic world of loving dysfunction. Together for over four years, the piano trio Sephardic Tinge has developed a unique style rivaling the ...

Another charming CD of music from the imaginative mind of composer/performer Roberto Rodriguez, whose first CD El Danzon de Moises is one of Tzadik's best sellers. Celebrating the elusive Jewish community of Cuba, Roberto has fashioned an exotic new mu...

Beyond eclectic solo opus by the pots-and-pans player of the Amoebic Ensemble (plus 32 friends). Co-produced by V. Majestic's Frank Difficult. Includes a previosly unreleased Amoebic's tune, plus collaborations with V. Majestic, Rick Brown (Fish & Rose...