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The Third Ear Band were a late 60's/mid 70's quartet who were fixtures at ALL the festivals & who used hand drums, oboe, violin/viola & cello to make a dark, pagan & medieval-influenced, acoustic music. The only thing that comes close to their sound is some small bits of the early Univers Zero records.
This, their third album, was a film soundtrack and is more electric than what came before, while still absolutely retaining their unique sound. It was their final 70's release before their late 80s....

"Shadoks presents the first of three albums reissued on CD by heavy prog/psych South African band The Third Eye. The original pressing came out on Polydor in 1969, and thanks to the cooperation of band members Dawn Selby (Hammond organ) and her brother...

"Shadoks reissues the second album by South African heavy proggers The Third Eye. Searching shortly followed after their debut, originally released by Polydor in 1969. Today, originals of this album are rare as gold-dust and among 2 or 3 others, the most

"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...

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...

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...

Brett Cosby: guitars
Mick Peters: Chapman Stick, basses, bass pedals, vocals
Ted Thomas: drums & percussion, vocals
Bob Villwock: keyboards
with
Thad Miller: keyboards on "Alternate Life"

“Thirteen of Everything is a modern symphonic progressive rock band whose debut album, Welcome, Humans received wide acclaim. Their 2019 album Our Own Sad Fate and now 2023's Time and Other Delusions continue their penchant for adventurous arrangements with interesting rhythms, drama

"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 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...

This Heat were a UK trio who were probably the closest that we've come to the original, groundbreaking Faust albums - a band that understood & used the studio as an integral part of their sound. Unlike Faust, they were (a) a great live act & (b) much..

"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)...

"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.

Dave Close - Bass
Alan Wilson - Drums
John Cook - Guitar
Leigh Perkins - Keyboards, whistles and backing vocals
Al Winter - Vocals

“The Clockwork Man is a concept album in the traditional sense. It covers issues such as personal identity, bigotry and freedom of choice wrapped up in a story about cloning and identity”.

“I'm really positive about this line up. The sound is now more focused and the new guys brought their own influences to the writing. The guitarist Jo

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 (composer, Wavestate) Nels Cline (guitars) Pauline Oliveros (MIDI-accordion) William Parker (double bass) Terry Riley (vocals) Michael Wimberly (drums). “Creativity is theoretically infinite. Just as improvisors can play the same song every night and have it sound different every time, existing recordings can have their materials combined in different ways, re-mixed, re-ordered, re-everything'd. Some people prefer the comforting solidity of a single version, unchanging, but that is antithetical...

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...

“First-ever reissue. 11th Street Fire Suite is a post-BAG (Black Artists Group) classic. An emotionally ranging set of blues-drenched duets by alto saxophonist Luther Thomas and flutist Luther C. Petty, it's one of the great documents of the St. Louis creative music diaspora, a wild ride through turbulent and beautiful terrain on a slab of vinyl that's as rare as hen's teeth in its original form.
Relocated from their midwestern hometown to New York City, Thomas and Petty entered the studio in 1978....

"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...

If nothing else, whoever came up with the cover idea deserves an award.

“The revered British singer/songwriter Linda Thompson’s latest project is a rather unique proposition. On the aptly named Proxy Music, Thompson shares 11 previously unrecorded original songs that have been recorded by members of her family, long-time friends, and admirers. Thompson, who has a rare vocal condition that limits her singing capabilities, and her son, the talented singer/songwriter (and album co-producer) Teddy...

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)...

“Dream Attic heralds the return of Richard Thompson, one of the most distinguished guitarists and songwriters of our time, with a magnificent collection of 13 new songs. This deluxe edition includes a bonus CD of all 13 tracks performed as acoustic demos.
Penned during a short and inspired burst of creative outpouring, the songs were performed during a West Coast tour in February 2010 and the bulk of the performances that made the album come from three shows at the Great American Music Hall in San...

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...

“When Richard Thompson began writing songs for his latest album, Ship to Shore, the artist was instinctively drawn to his own musical roots, employing them in the service of fashioning a deep and diverse 12-track collection that pulls from various styles, genres and eras, but remains unmistakably Richard Thompson. There’s the rumbling, Motown-style rhythm that propels “Trust,” and the straightforward riff-rock of “Turnstile Casanova.” The drone-y"...

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."

“'Still' was recorded in a two-story rehearsal loft in Chicago over the course of just nine days with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy at the helm, backed by several longtime players from both Thompson's and Tweedy's bands. Thompson enlisted Tweedy's production skills in an effort to shake up his own creative approach to making records. "It turned out be really good idea," says Thompson. "Jeff is musically very sympathetic. Although some of his contributions are probably rather subtle to the listener's ear, they were...

“After being given his walking papers by Capitol Records in 2000, Richard Thompson has taken a modest approach to his subsequent studio releases, 2003's The Old Kit Bag (a purposefully spare trio set) and 2005's Front Parlour Ballads (an acoustic collection recorded in Thompson's home studio). But Thompson seems to have relaxed a bit with 2007's Sweet Warrior, which boasts a more expansive sound and ambitious reach than those two albums. Produced by Thompson with his longtime aide de camp Simon Tassano...

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..