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"Shadoks reissues on CD the third and final album by South African heavy-prog outfit The Third Eye, which was originally released in 1970 on Polydor. The music is closer to the album Awakening..., without the brass arrangements, and with more organ...

"One of the most radical musical renegades since his early days in the 1980s as Foetus, JG Thirlwell has been expanding his musical language more recently through collaborations with classical musicians, improvisers and even robots! This CD is the long...

First-ever legitimate reissue from mastertapes of Thirsty Moon's third album, originally released on Brain in 1975.

"This is Thirsty Moon' s 3rd album, originally recorded in 1974, released early 1975 on famous German label Brain...

"In 1975 we got together with keyboardist and vocalist Gerd Lueken and bassist Heinz Sander so as to perform live once more as Thirsty Moon. Both musicians used to play in the Bremen band “Train”. Since our album “Blitz” had been published that year, the record company helped again with promotion and had pictures taken from the four band members. This was the formation we played in on May 29th in the “Lila Eule” in Bremen, where we did a live recording with a stereo tape recorder. There were merely two...

This is a surprisingly good sounding (but still of quite good bootleg quality only) document of Thirsty Moon late in their life. At this point, they were playing a rather jazz/rock influenced progressive and I totally enjoyed this disc and krautrock or...

“Our Own Sad Fate is a very mature set of tracks and even though the year is young, it is definitely one of 2019’s best albums. There is not one weak spot across the seven tracks. Thirteen of Everything make tempo and mood shifts, complex arrangements, and soaring guitar solos sound effortless. Pure and simple, this is an amazing and outstanding album that you must experience for yourself.”-Henry Schneider / Expose

“...visionary sound… complex scores… paying close attention to the melodic lines...

"Though each member of the 13th Assembly is acclaimed in their own right (including Taylor Ho Bynum who has worked extensively with Anthony Braxton) this group is very much a singular musical experience. The Thirteenth Assembly began as a touring...

"Station Direct is the second album from the Thirteenth Assembly, an ensemble featuring four distinguished musician/composers working together as equals to create distinctively eclectic, yet cohesive music. Drawing on years of collaboration, as well as...

This is everything and more you would hope that this collaboration (Thirwell, Steensland, Agren) would prove to be. Eclectic, electric and BIG! Recommended.

“Brooklyn based composer/producer/performer JG Thirlwell (Foetus, Manorexia, Xordox) - who has collaborated with the likes of Zola Jesus, Melvins, Swans, Kronos Quartet and many others, and is the composer for the highly acclaimed animated TV series ‘Archer’ and 'Venture Bros’ - and Swedish multi-instrumentalist and theatre music composer...

This Harmony are a guitar, violin, bass and drums quartet from Italy and they were presented to me as a 'space rock' band, but really, what *I* hear is heavy elements of Boud Deun! I seriously doubt that they were influenced by Boud Deun or even heard...

"Between “Blue & Yellow” and “Deceit” came the EP, “Health & Efficiency”. It bridges a gap between the mostly improvisational former, and the highly composed latter, showing great diversity in the band’s sound in general, as well as nicely documenting their two extreme directions.
The title track is This Heat’s single most high-energy piece ever, and is a tour de force of singing, ensemble playing and sound texture; It is propelled along by Charles Bullen’s signature guitar strumming & ratcheting...

"Between “Blue & Yellow” and “Deceit” came the EP, “Health & Efficiency”. It bridges a gap between the mostly improvisational former, and the highly composed latter, showing great diversity in the band’s sound in general, as well as nicely documenting their two extreme directions.
The title track is This Heat’s single most high-energy piece ever, and is a tour de force of singing, ensemble playing and sound texture; It is propelled along by Charles Bullen’s signature guitar strumming & ratcheting...

For my money, this is something of a dissapointment. The recorded sound is not particularly good and there were much better sounding documents to choose from. Why the band chose these particular recordings is beyond me...

Great sounding and spirited shows from the John Peel show. Recommended.

"This Heat’s earliest public recordings came from two sessions for John Peel’s BBC radio show, in April and October of 1977. Peel was one of their greatest enthusiasts at the time, hearing excellence in the band’s mixed repertoire of post-krautrock songs and uniquely approached improvisation. Of special merit here is the band’s maverick use of real-time tape loops to augment their basic three-piece sound, as well as their...

Long awaited release of all recordings of This Heat, this includes remastered versions of their self-titled first (aka Blue and Yellow), Deceit, Health & Efficiency (padded out to a longer length with a second version of the drone piece), Made Available, Repeat and Live, which has never before been released!
Just as importantly, the booklet is very substantial, hugely interesting and even a bit funny. The veil on the enigmatic workings of the band are finally lifted.
Working at a time in London.

"Repeat is This Heat’s fourth album proper, posthumously released in 1993. It harbours the most extreme musical side of This Heat’s experimental tendencies on disc, and is assuredly the band’s most radical offering. The title track is an oxymoron: An extended/edited version of the piece “24 Track Loop”, which had been previously issued on the Recommended Records’ double lp sampler in 1981, heard here sans the harmonizer effect. The original tracks were produced by David Cunningham (Flying Lizards)...

This Heat's amazingly good first album, first released in 1979, and consisting of several years worth of creative and hard work, distilled down into 40-some minutes of gripping music. At a time when, except for punk, there wasn't much happening in creative music, This Heat showed that there was another path. Remastered by the group in 2005.

"This Heat, the band, emerged in early 1976 on the leading edge of what became the new wave, but they were always apart, more scary and more subtle....

“While this, the third album from This Winter Machine, sees a change of personnel, their ability to write and perform songs which are both tuneful and epic continues to shine through.”

Leo Trimming at Prog Radar writes:
“Kites can be blown about in many unpredictable directions but somehow they remain tethered to the ground, and that appears to be a perfect symbol of the journey of the third This Winter Machine album ‘Kites‘. Let’s face it, the world has taken a rather unexpected battering.

You’ll hear elements of Zao, Happy The Man, Weather Report, Return to Forever, Mahavishnu and much more. I had never heard of this band or their one release that managed to come out at the time and it’s surprisingly good and professional and ... damn!

"thisOneness was a prog rock/fusion band from MN. From 1974-1976, 3 albums were recorded, one was released. This 3 CD set is a remix of the first album and the unreleased other 2 albums - "Amalgamated Funk" and "Sonic Geometry". The work shows..

Thollem McDonas - piano
Tim DuRoche - drums
André Stjames - bass

"Through the wood, sinew, skins, metal, and fingers, one hears the years of experiential exploration, responsive nuances, and overwhelming power in the trio's joyfully intense playing. They cover a lot of territory in this recording, conjuring epochs and eras, terrains and cultures. This is improvised music composed spontaneously out of the breadth of experiences.
André Stjames is a cornerstone of the rich, thriving..

Rob Mazurek-cornet, voice, bells, modular synth, sampler
Thollem Electric-modified electric paino, analog effects

“Only briefly acquainted, McDonas and Mazurek show remarkable responsiveness to each other in these complex improvisations. The nineteen minute opener "Shouts" begins in a haze of electric piano and synth before Mazurek slips into a disembodied wordless chant adding to the otherworldliness of the piece. About fourteen minutes in, the cornet becomes identifiable, the piano's notes..

"To write these few lines, we spoke to saxophonist François Jeanneau, an old friend of Jacques Thollot who also played on several of his albums, including the Watch Devil Go which interests us here . . .
A noted studio had reserved three days for a Thollot recording session. The first morning was devoted to sound checks and putting some order in the score sheets which Jacques would hand out in a somewhat anarchic manner. Then everyone went for lunch. When the musicians returned to the studio...

“GEP are pleased to announce the release of ‘Pareidoliving’, the new release by German multi-instrumentalist Thomas Thielen.
‘t’ maestro Thomas Thielen returns with ‘Pareidoliving’, his most compelling and satisfying work to date.
This new album skillfully blends the more ‘alt rock’ elements of ‘t’s previous works with a greater progressive sensibility, whilst somehow managing to make the whole more pleasingly accessible and immediate.”

"At age 19, guitarist John D. Thomas was enlisted as a sideman by both Jimmy McGriff and Joe Henderson for recordings and concerts. In the following years he worked with some of the greatest names in jazz, including the AACM Big Band, Stanton Davis...

"The original soundtrack recording of poetry written and performed by Piri Thomas with music by Kip Hanrahan."

Featuring PIRI THOMAS, ROBBY AMEEN, CHOCOLATE ARMENTEROS, BILLY BANG, MILTON CARDONA, EDSEL GOMEZ, ANDY GONZALEZ, JERRY GONZALEZ, KIP

Rufus Thomas is best known for his hit "Walkin' The Dog", but he had a long, long career, and this collection is filled with 20 of his early 50s, proto-R'n'B sides for labels like Sun, Meteor and Chess, before he hit it big later...

Linda Thompson was an aspiring folk singer in the early 70's, when she performed on a Richard Thompson album, soon becoming Richard's wife and musical partner for a series of excellent albums, culminating in the great (and final - for their marriage and parnership) "Shoot Out The Lights.
This is a "...wonderful historical collection of previously unreleased demos and rare tracks from Linda Thompson -- one of Britain's finest interpretive singers. Remarkable demos from 1970 recorded with Martin...

13 Rivers is the artist’s first self-produced record in over a decade. 13 Rivers is a very stripped down, bare-bones recording and, according to Thompson, the album is a reflection of current events that have happened in his life.
"This has been an intense year for myself and my family, getting older doesn't mean that life gets easier! There are surprises around every bend. I think this reflects in the immediacy of the stories, and the passion in the songs. Sometimes I am speaking directly about...

Richard Thompson is truly one of the GREAT guitarists as well as one of the very, very few electric and acoustic guitarists who I am just as happy to hear UNplugged as plugged in.
"Richard Thompson released Acoustic Classics in 2014. Although he has performed and recorded in both full band and solo acoustic style throughout his 35 year solo career, this was a studio-quality offering which in some cases, updated prior acoustic recordings (such as the songs Beeswing or 1952 Vincent Black Lightning)...

Two fantastic shows from a prime era of Richard Thompson Band shows! You get both shows complete on CD AND DVD for one great price!

"In 1983, Thompson went on tour to promote his current album "Hand Of Kindness". For the show on December 12, 1983, at the Hamburg Markthalle the WDR also put up their cameras to record the event for the Rockpalast. The studio crew from the recording sessions of "Hand Of Kindness" was also present live. Among them three musicians who stood on stage with Thompson with..

Recorded for Austin City Limits on July 2nd, 2001, this is taken from the full concerts that were later edited down into the half hour TV show. Remixed and remastered into stereo and 5.1 surround sound. This is an hour and a half of Richard at his best...

The great guitarist Richard Thompson - yes THAT Richard Thompson - surprised me and probably everyone else by supplying the soundtrack to this Werner Herzog-directed film.
Produced by Henry Kaiser, the music was improvised by Richard and also with collaborators on some tracks including: Danielle deGruttola-cello, Jim O'Rourke-piano/guitar, Damon Smith-acoustic bass, John Hanes-percussion/drums and Henry himself joins on electric guitar on the track 'Big Racket' (great title!).
Not a typical...

Richard's first solo album, made right after leaving Fairport Convention, and which was one of the least successful albums ever released by Warner's upon its original release!

"Recently voted by MOJO magazine as one of the top guitar albums of all time, Henry the Human Fly has been out of print for several years."

Beautifully done remaster of Richard & Linda's second album that features new photos, liner notes, lyrics and 5 bonus tracks (16')!
A brilliantly brilliant guitarist and songwriter works with an excellent vocalist and is backed by a crack band of electric folkies, making this album a high-water mark of 70's British folk-rock.

"With the release of their classic 1974 debut, I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight, Richard and Linda Thompson set an unbelievably high standard for themselves...

Beautifully done remaster of Richard & Linda's third album that features new photos, liner notes, lyrics and 4 bonus tracks (23')! A brilliantly brilliant guitarist and songwriter works with an excellent vocalist and is backed by a crack band of electr...

These two albums represent the rarest progressive rock albums from the 70s from Australia.
Rob Thomsett is a guitarist who recorded Yaraandoo in 1975 and pressed 100 copies.
It's kind of primitive and kind of grungy in a Kraut-rockian way, with guitars, synths, Mellotron, etc.
Hara was the follow up and is more obviously 'proggy' and sounds more like a band-effort.

"Australia's burnt landscape is sketched in hypnotic washes of Moog oscillations, Bamboo flutes and tape delay. The..

I know Ken as the stage-stalking saxophonist of the amazing Gutbucket (see them and you'll know exactly what I mean by that), but he works with other ensembles and this release features some of this other work.

"Ken Thomson, co-founder of the...

"Want to hear some musicians really digging in? Hang on -- THAW is really moving." – Steve Reich...

Some of Thompson's works for piano, with soprano voice, trumpet & percussion from 1925 & later, plus a few 70's & 80's works. [New Albion]

Thork are a French band who formed a decade ago who have personnel ties to NIL. They work in the progressive rock style and tradition, but they also aren't afraid to mix it up a bit with other influences, including medieval and ethnic slants...

This is the second album by this Pittsburgh sax, double bass, drums trio who play a 00's take on modern jazz that is very composed with a lot of tricky interplay between the instruments, but that also allows a lot of room for improvisation as well...

"'Dirt... and More Dirt" is the latest from Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and multi-reedist Henry Threadgill, a living legend whom the New York Times calls a "composer and bandleader of intense, unyielding originality." Featuring a brand new ensemble, 14 or 15 Kestra: Agg, the new release continues Threadgill's groundbreaking work in utilizing "a serial intervallic language" in improvisation, a system he has honed over the last 16-years with his long-running band Zooid. Inspired by the conceptual art...

"Double Up, Plays Double Up Plus is Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Henry Threadgill's highly anticipated follow-up to Old Locks and Irregular Verbs, which was voted the best jazz album of 2016 in the NPR and Jazz Times Critics Polls. Like on that release, which NPR called "a masterpiece," this album also features Ensemble Double Up, this time with the remarkable inclusion of three concert grand pianos, in addition to saxophones, flute, cello, tuba, and drums. Alive with the multi-layered counterpoint...

"A year ago Pi Recordings released the first new Henry Threadgill recording since 2001: This Brings Us To, Volume I. This is the second release from the same recording sessions of November 2008. Threadgill's Zooid band is a quintet, with Liberty Ellman...

"This Brings Us To is the first release from Threadgill since 2001. He has spent those eight years, the longest time between releases in his career, creating and perfecting a new system of improvisation in a group setting...

"Tomorrow Sunny / The Revelry, Spp is the new release from Henry Threadgill, whose prior releases This Brings Us To, Volumes 1 & 2 topped many critics’ year end lists in 2009 and 2010. The CD features Zooid, the longest-running band of Threadgill’s 40...

Zooid is Henry’s first all acoustic band since The Sextet, and his first band since X-75 which has focused so heavily on strings. A “zooid” is an organic cell capable of independent movement or several cells forming a colony. As always with Henry the...

"Henry Threadgill's important new release Old Locks and Irregular Verbs is his heartfelt tribute to an old friend, the composer-conductor Lawrence D. Butch Morris, who passed away in 2013. He describes the work as 'An emotion, a thought, a feeling that I retained in my memory of Butch.'

Threadgill first came to know Morris - a significant figure in jazz who was responsible for creating a distinctive form of conductor-led collective improvisation for large-ensemble built on a technique he called....

Henry Threadgill - alto sax, flute, bass flute
Jose Davila - trombone, tuba
Liberty Ellman - guitar
Christopher Hoffman - cello
Elliot Humberto Kavee - drums, percussion

"In for a Penny, In for a Pound is the latest installmen

Henry Threadgill – alto saxophone, flute, bass flute
Liberty Ellman – acoustic guitar
Jose Davila – tuba, trombone
Christopher Hoffman – cello
Elliot Humberto Kavee – drums

“Poof is composer, saxophonist and flutist Henry Threadgill's latest work for his band, Zooid, his musical laboratory for the last two decades. Their last release together, In for a Penny, In for a Pound, was the winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Music, whose committee called it "a highly original work i