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I don't know anything about Taylor, but I gotta say that this is one of the very best ambient sound CDs I have heard in a very long time.

"dua_belas' title — Indonesian for “the twelve” — and tracknames hints at what awaits within before even...

“Peregrination is the centerpiece of a cycle that began with the release of Retinue (2019) and will find it's completion in a final recording yet to come. Where the universe described in Retinue is an expat's new home, Peregrination packs up, throws open the doors sets out on a pilgrimage whose immediate focus is found among the uncounted details discovered along the path of any and every journey. Built of rhythms, timbres, scales, and voices gathered from an imagined archipelago, Peregrination is...

The fourth album on Palace Of Lights by one of my very favorite sound / ambient 'sound constructors' out there.

"Randstad is a kind of hermetic diary of a year living in the randstad—a term the Dutch use to describe their own megalopolis that encompasses Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht. In its own way, the work runs contrary to today’s assumed absolute limitlessness of musical possibility, favoring a reduced expatriate sonic toolkit (composed of Cycling ’74’s Max, a modest Eurorack...

“The six extended pieces on Retinue had their beginning in a book on creating step sequencers using Max/MSP that Gregory Taylor wrote for Cycling ’74 after his return from the Netherlands (where his previous sonic diary Randstad was recorded). The development of the book’s materials was an opportunity to re-encounter his love for sequencing as practiced by the form’s early (Edgar Froese, Suzanne Ciani, Michael Hoenig) and later (Saul Stokes, Paul Ellis) practitioners and also to explore its connections...

"This is an extraordinary and important work, breathtaking in its apparent simplicity but raised on a lifetime of study, thought and contrariness. All 41 tracks are, in one way or another, built around transcriptions or recordings of the Australian pied butcherbird - mining every possible variation.
Each composition pairs a bird, or other environmental sounds, with one or several instruments: standard, soprano, bass and contrabass recorders, violin, vibraphone, bassoon, viola, flute, cello, bass...

John Taylor-Piano
Chris Lawrence-Bass
Tony Levin-Drums

A very nice, rather hip piano trio session from three Brit-jazz masters from MPS. It was recorded in 1972 and 1973 and released in 1973. This was John's second album, after the fantastic "Pause And Think Again".
There was one previous CD version, only in Japan, in 2006 but this is the first time it's been on CD at a reasonable price!

Mike Taylor (piano)
Dave Tomlin (soprano saxophone)
Tony Reeves (double bass
Jon Hiseman (drums)

Mike Taylor only released two albums in his very short lifetime, which were recorded in 1965 and 1966 (and then, totally weirdly, two more that were recorded in 1965 were uncovered and released in 2021!).
After a long time trying to source this release, I finally got a copy and I made quiet time for myself as soon as I could and I played it.
I saw some bitching, somewhere on th

"Adventurous and highly experimental avant-prog from Denmark. With Karsten Vogel (BURNIN RED IVANHOE, SECRET OYSTER) on saxes, and Hugh Steinmetz on trumpet - backed by other fine players and lots of electronics."..

"2004 album by Danish composer and multi-instrumentalist Robin Taylor and long-time mate Karsten Vogel. A 7-tracker that contains progressive jazz/avant-garde music, filled with beauty. A coherent and impressive album that shows what progressive rock...

Another classic Taylor's Universe album. Trumpeter Hugh Steinmetz plays a key role in this landscape of rock, avant-garde and ambience. Beyond the limits of imagination. 9 tracks of desert soundscapes with lots of effected guitar and trumpet...

"An 8-track compilation of left-overs and tracks not fitting the original albums. Highly mind-expanding progressive/Art Rock/RIO/fusion style in Taylor's own league. With Karsten Vogel on sax."

“A newly re-mastered official CD release of the 1971 self-titled album by TEAR GAS. Formed in Glasgow at the close of the 1960s, the band featured Eddie Campbell (keyboards), Zal Cleminson (guitar), Chris Glen (bass, vocals), Gilson Lavis (drums) and Andi Mulvey (vocals).
Mulvey and Lavis were soon replaced respectively by keyboard player and vocalist David Batchelor, and Richard Monro. This line- up recorded the album “Piggy Go Getter”, in 1970. Some months later Hugh McKenna replaced Batchelor...

Kenji Imai - Flute
Ryuji Yonekura - Keyboards
Takayuki Asada - Drums
Yukio Iigahama - Bass
Katsumi Yoneda - Guitar

“The style of TEE is a dynamic, intricate, all instrumental Symphonic Rock with notable CAMEL, JETHRO TULL and FOCUS influences, although occasionally the band explores more Fusion territories, especially through the virtuosic guitar playing of Katsumi Yoneda.With six long tracks, TEE move with comfort between melodic passages and delicate textures to complex..

Kenji Imai - flute, piccolo
Ryuji Yonekura - piano, synthesizers
Takayuki Asada - drums & percussion
Yukio Iigahama - bass, fretless bass
Katsumi Yoneda – guitars

This is the fifth album by TEE, also sometimes known as T.E.E., also sometimes known as The Earth Explorer.
Here’s what you need to know: TEE are a super competent symphonic / progressive rock band with jazz/rock touches, with a line-up of instrumentation the same as the second and third Kenso albums, and...

This is one of a trilogy of albums coordinated by label founder Tee Fuji. Its a bit of an all-star jam with members of the TBM roster. The album consists of two side long groove laden tracks that give everyone a chance to blow. Particularly notable...

This is one of a trilogy of albums coordinated by label founder Tee Fuji. Its a bit of an all-star jam with members of the TBM roster. The album consists of two side long groove laden tracks that give everyone a chance to blow.

"Richly layered..

''A co-founder of Musica Elettronica Viva (M.E.V.) Richard Teitelbaum has been acknowledged as a musical pioneer for over three decades. Golem, a multimedia 'interactive opera,' features vocalists Shelley Hirsch and David Moss, violinist Carlos Zingaro...

Richard Teitelbaum plays MIDI controlled keyboards, & Carlos Zingaro uses MIDI violin on this album of improvised duets. [Victo]


“A reissue with unreleased tracks of Telaio Magnetico's Live 75, taken from the only tour of this super group in 1975. The band was composed of Franco Battiato, Lino Capra Vaccina, Juri Camisasca, Mino Di Martino, Roberto Mazza, and Terra Di Benedetto.
In the mid 1970s the Italian underground scene seemed to mature towards an existential priority of yearning for a new psychological universe, with the firm idea to colonize the uncharted space of a necessary and infinite path of spiritual redemption...

"In July 1971, Telegraph Avenue's debut album appeared on the market in Peru, and became the best selling rock record of the year. The time was right for Latin rock with psychedelic touches (a fact evident all over the Americas), and Telegraph Avenue...

"Telegraph Avenue got their start when lead singer Bo Ichikawa, returned home to Peru after a six-month stint in San Francisco (thus the band name); the band's 1971 debut album (reissued as Repsychled CD 1006) soon became the best selling rock album...

“The first question you'll likely have about this one is - how does it sound? The answer is, it's about the same quality as an audience cassette recording. We're talking lo-fi, and when you consider the second half has already been out there, you might even have heard much of it before (it was previously released by ROIR as The Blow Up). So that's the quality out of the way - drums sound a little distant, you lose the vocals at times, but the guitars are ever-present, and blistering.
If you own The...


"The second album by TEMPEST, the group formed in 1972 by Colosseum drummer JON HISEMAN. Upon the demise of Hiseman’s previous group he formed the muscular outfit Tempest with Colosseum bassist MARK CLARKE, guitarist ALLAN HOLDSWORTH and Vocalist and Keyboard player PAUL WILLIAMS.
Another excellent work, this Esoteric Recordings edition of “Living in Fear” has been re-mastered and restores the albums original elaborate artwork and features two bonus tracks recorded in 1974."

This is the second release by this fine, symphonic rock group who are part of the new, very strong movement in Italy of modern bands working strongly in the classic/'rock progressivo Italiano' style and who seem to be reaching an audience...

This is the third studio release from one of the best Rock Progressivo Italiano bands currently out there at this time and the band is made even better by having on board ace-drummer Mattias Olsson behind the kit!

"As the preceding album, also in this case the title is a word game. The union of latin verb "ludere", that means 'the act of playing', with the italian article "il" generates a dualism between "il giocare" (the act of playing) and the verb "illudere", that means 'to deceive' or...

"Continuing with their reissue campaign of the Toby Robinson's Pyramid label catalog, Mental Experience now present Temple's self-titled release. Probably the most "rock" sounding of all the Pyramid titles, Temple were an ad-hoc outfit born out of several late-night sessions at Dierks Studios (where Toby was working at that time), involving local friends of Toby and other musicians from adjoining studios, among them Zeus B. Held (Birth Control). Temple played a kind of heavy, dark psychedelic krautrock...

Gavin Templeton - Alto Saxophone
Joshua White - Piano
Richard Giddens - Bass
Gene Coye - Drums

*****5 STARS***** from All About Jazz
"Listening to this disc, one gets the sense that Templeton is baring his soul, playing as if his very life depends on it. And somehow, he's lined up a band with the same attitude. This is what sets Ballast apart. There's something going on here above and beyond the high quality of Templeton's compositions and the amazing musicianship throughout thi

Gavin Templeton - Alto Saxophone
Richard Giddens - Bass
Gene Coye - Drums

*****5 STARS***** from All About Jazz
"LA alto saxophonist Gavin Templeton's sophomore release as a leader, Some Spinning, Some At Rest represents the values of composition and free-improvising with equal fervor and expertise, and alongside double-bassist Richard Giddens and drummer Gene Coye, Mr. Templeton has documented one of the finest saxophone trio recordings in recent memory."—Robert Bush, All About Jazz

Relatively little known, short-lived band emerging from the progressive and folk scenes of Quebec, who released two albums. This from 1977 is their second and last.
They were formed in 1975 and their sound, not surprisingly, is influenced by the immensely popular progressive / folk sound of Harmonium.

Relatively little known, short-lived band emerging from the progressive and folk scenes of Quebec, who released two albums. This one, from 1975, is their first.
They were formed in 1975 and their sound, not surprisingly, is influenced by the immensely popular progressive / folk sound of Harmonium.

“It is the second time producer Max Marchini respecfully dare to revisit timeless classics.
First with The North Sea Radio Orchestra on the critically acclaimed “Folly Bololey”, issued on Dark Companion Records. Now with this stunning revisitation of Tarkus, the revolutionary masterpiece written by Greg Lake and Keith Emerson over 50 years ago and issued by ELP on Island on June 14, 1971.
The project was conceived when Max, under Greg Lake’s agreement, was the artistic director of the reborn...

More excellent instrumental/post-psych/post-rock/post-stoner /post-surf guitar-based rock. And it's good stuff!

"Ten East's debut, Extraterrestrial Highway, was originally released in 2006 on Alone Records and is now available exclusively on...

"This is the second release by the Los Angeles-based Ten East. Ten East started up in the mid-'00s as a semi-improvised outfit. They caught the ears of Alone Records out of Spain, who released their debut Extraterrestrial Highway (now re-released by...

“Features new sleeve notes by Chris Kimsey, and band members, Ric Lee, Chick Churchill and Leo Lyons. A Space In Time is Ten Years After's sixth, and best selling album, and was originally released in August 1971.
Featuring their most well-known track "I'd Love To Change The World", which regularly features in movies and TV shows, saw the band taking a more melodic direction from previous releases and showcased the band at their peak.
This delayed 50th Anniversary edition of the album features..


Electronic musician/jazz musician Jimi Tenor (with albums on Warp and elsewhere) joins forces with the magnificent Finnish UMO orchestra!

"Jimi Tenor presents an instrumental album with the de facto Finnish national big band, UMO Jazz Orchestra..

"We often forget that the voice was the first instrument humans had at their disposal. A major error but one that Sardinian artists, with their age old vocal tradition do not make, as can be seen from the robust health of the a tenore polyphonic chant...

''Human voice sounds magic! Strong and primitive. The a tenore singing is a very ancient and my-sterious polyphonic style, of the center of Sardinia, originated in the prehistoric ages by imitating the nature sounds. From two decades Tenores Di Bitti a...

This albums marks the 30th anniversary of this legendary acappella group from Sardina. Over the years their pure and powerful style has wond the admiration of artists such as Frank Zappa, Peter Gabriel, Lester Bowie & Ornette Coleman. There is no denyi...

''Human voice sounds magic! Strong and primitive. The a tenore singing is a very ancient and my-sterious polyphonic style, of the center of Sardinia, originated in the prehistoric ages by imitating the nature sounds. From two decades Tenores Di Bitti a...

"A quartet from Rome, though their singer Vincenzo "Lord Enzo" Massetti came from Naples, they debuted with a single in 1971. The album, simply called “I Teoremi”, is one of the rarest Italian prog-era albums, though not a proper prog LP, as it...

This group has been around for a number of years and a number of albums, but I only learned about them now because they are touring with Marnie Stern. Think of the crazy, tap-guitar complexity of Upsilon Acrux. Then marry it with the deep, multi-part singing of Time of Orchids and that's the area this is working in. Really good, modern, underground/avant-progressive.

Think of the crazy, tap-guitar complexity of Upsilon Acrux. Then marry it with the deep, multi-part singing of Time of Orchids and that's the area this is working in. Really good, modern, underground/punky/avant-progressive.

"The long-awaited follow-up to 2013's X'ed Out, Trash Generator finds the Sacramento-based math rock unit turning in another singular set of knotty, hook-laden, anti-pop emissions that deliver daring feats of fingerboard wizardry, jerky time-signature-be-damned rhythmic...

Chris Gillette - Tenor Saxophone
Brandon Sherman - Trumpet
Miguel Jimenez-Cruz - Drums
Zack Teran - Electric and Acoustic Bass, Vocals, & Electronics

“Zack Teran is a natural musician, with a beautiful sound and an empathetic approach. He’s an up and coming bassist and composer that Reno is lucky to call a local!”-Adam Benjamin, Kneebody

“Multi-talented bassist, composer and producer Zack Teran assembles a quartet of like-minded colleagues to present a strong original sound

“Tercia was a great Mexican symphonic progressive rock band in the mid 70’s and early 80’s but unfortunately, they never recorded any music, let alone made a record back then.
Now, original keyboard player and composer Fernando Garrido has rescued the original compositions of Tercia from obscurity by recording them for the first time.
Back at that time, Tercia were a four piece ensemble, and Garrido has done a decent job of recreating all the parts from his multi-keyboards.
“El Viaje”...

O Terco were one of the earlier progressive bands from Brazil. This is their third album from 1976, and is, I believe, the first time that this album has been reissued with the original Portugese language vocals (do you really want to hear a bunch of B...

with Jeb Bishop, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Jason Roebke, Ben Vida [Atavistic]

“The second full-length album from Chris Trull (YOWIE / GRAND ULENA) and Danny Piechocki (AHLEUCHATISTAS / JITTERS). Terms, arriving by way of Tampa Bay, Florida and St. Louis, Missouri surfaced during the pandemic as a socially distanced band - dealing in dissonance, atonality and the unknown. In the months that followed, the band pressed on, finally performing live (including a celebrated performance at 2022's NO COAST Festival) and continued to hone their craft - forging an elastic rubberbanding...