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"A key advantage of playing complex instrumental music in a trio or quartet is the luxury of having one player free to keep the ball of melody in play while granting the other instrumentalists the freedom to harmonize, play counterpoint or just cut...

"Austrian national Xaõ Seffcheque was at the right place at the right time: Düsseldorf at the end of the '70s was not only the nucleus of German punk, but it also enjoyed a fruitful symbiosis with the parallel development of a synthesizer-supported side-line. However, in historical retrospective, forty years after the punk big-bang and 35 years after the electronic substitute-revolution in Germany, there is the question: What impact did Palais Schaumburg, Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft, Liaisons...

"Midline priced reissue of this classic: Pleiades is a percussion piece performed by Les Percussions de Strasbourg (vibraphones, marimbas, xylophones, etc.); richly defined, timeless music that will sound good for the rest of your life."...

Some of us oldsters remember UK Decca's HEAD label, which attempted to market modern classical masters to the 'hip/progressive rock' young'uns in the mid 70s. Did it work? I don't know. But the records were very good, and now they are being reissued, w...

The composers & pieces are "Night Prayers" (for string quartet and magnetic tape) by Giya Kancheli, "Chang Music III (for string trio) by Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky and "Mugam Sajahi (for string quartet and percussion) by Franghiz Ali-Zadeh. "Featuring a nu...

This split release contains a little under 10 minutes from each band of material that is ALL unavailable anywhere else!

XHOHX are a Belgian duo of guitar/drum programming and bass. This is their 2nd release. Very noisy but also very composed...

"Min Xiao-Fen plays the pipa, a four-stringed Chinese lute held in a vertical position. Since her move to the United States in 1992, she has divided her performing time between the traditional repertoire and improvised sessions with avant-garde...

I had never heard of these guys, but a bunch of customers kept saying "Can you get the XL releases? I hear that they are an amazing Finnish fusion/progressive band" So, we tracked them down and stocked them and I got to hear them, and they are indeed a...

A few years ago I had never heard of these guys, but a bunch of customers kept saying "Can you get the XL releases? I hear that they are an amazing Finnish fusion/progressive band" So, we tracked them down and stocked them and I got to hear them, and t...

This single disc compilation distills a good selection from X-Legged Sally's five albums.
Led by composer/reed player Peter Vermeersch, X-Legged Sally was a part of the fairly amazing Belgium avant-progressive scene all through the 90s. A large band (usually about a dozen players), it was Verloesem's first ensemble to really gain attention and it also can be looked at as the precursor to his currently large band, the also amazing Flat Earth Society.
All of X-Legged Sally's albums have been...

Led by composer/reed player Peter Vermeersch, X-Legged Sally was a part of the fairly amazing Belgium avant-progressive scene all through the 90s. It was Verloesem's first ensemble to really gain attention and it also can be looked at as the precursor...

Led by composer/reed player Peter Vermeersch, X-Legged Sally was a part of the fairly amazing Belgium avant-progressive scene all through the 90s. A large band (usually about a dozen players), it was Verloesem's first ensemble to really gain attention....

“A reissue of Bernard Xolotl's fifth album Last Wave, originally released only on cassette in 1982. This is French electronic music from California. He named himself after the Aztec god of lightning and death; his music is influenced by the Berlin school of electronic music. As a teen, Xolotl (b. 1951) was introduced to electronic music through the works of Musique Concrete composers like Pierre Henry and Pierre Schaeffer, although he found the early recordings of Pink Floyd to be more inspirational...


''Xtatika is a Korean quartet based in New York which features the strange vocals of Haena Kim plus the electric bass of Masaki Yamagata and the dual driving percussion of Vongku Pak and Kyungwook Jung.'' [Tzadik]

2015 reissue on Andy Partridge's very own Ape House label. This and the follow-up, Wasp Star were their final albums.
One of the smartest, best and most distinctive pop bands of their time. Highly recommended.

2013 reissue on Andy Partridge's very own Ape House label. This and Black Sea are the highest points for me, in a career filled with highlights. One of the smartest, best and most distinctive pop bands of their time. Highly recommended. Their fourth...

This and English Settlement are the highest points for me, in a career filled with highlights. And now given the deluxe (and always revelatory Steven Wilson remix / hi-res & 5.1 mix!
One of the smartest, best and most distinctive pop bands of their time. Highly recommended. Their fourth album.

"Black Sea is the fifth in a series of expanded XTC album reissues, including 5.1 Surround mixes, 2017 stereo mixes and High-Resolution stereo mixes by Steven Wilson, along with a wealth of extra audio.

Note - this isn't just a 'remaster'. Steven Wilson has gone back to the original multi-tracks and remixed them. If you want it just as you have always heard it, you won't like this, but if you want to hear parts that were very low level to the point...

Back in stock at a lower price and also 'fixed' (the DVD-A had errors, but this problem is now corrected)

Note - this isn't just a 'remaster'. Steven Wilson has gone back to the original multi-tracks and remixed them. If you want it just as you...

2013 reissue on Andy Partridge's very own Ape House label. This and Black Sea are the highest points for me, in a career filled with highlights. One of the smartest, best and most distinctive pop bands of their time. Highly recommended. Their fifth album.

2013 reissue on Andy Partridge's very own Ape House label. One of the smartest, best and most distinctive pop bands of their time. Their second album, with a classic Hipgnosis sleeve.

2014 reissue on Andy Partridge's very own Ape House label. One of the smartest, best and most distinctive pop bands of their time. Highly recommended. Their sixth album, and the first one where they no longer performed as a live band.

Note - this isn't just a 'remaster'. Steven Wilson has gone back to the original multi-tracks and remixed them. If you want it just as you have always heard it, you won't like this, but if you want to hear parts that were very low level to the point...

Note - this isn't just a 'remaster'. Steven Wilson has gone back to the original multi-tracks and remixed them. If you want it just as you have always heard it, you won't like this, but if you want to hear parts that were very low level to the point...

2013 reissue on Andy Partridge's very own Ape House label. One of the smartest, best and most distinctive pop bands of their time. Highly recommended. Their tenth album.

2013 reissue on Andy Partridge's very own Ape House label. One of the smartest, best and most distinctive pop bands of their time. Highly recommended. Their ninth album.

2013 reissue on Andy Partridge's very own Ape House label. One of the smartest, best and most distinctive pop bands of their time. Highly recommended. Their eighth album....

Deluxe, Andy Partridge and Steven Wilson supervised expanded, hi-res version of the group’s 8th album.
This is one of their highest points for me, in a career filled with highlights. One of the smartest, best and most distinctive pop bands of their time. Highly recommended.

“Skylarking is the fourth and perhaps most anticipated release in a series of expanded XTC album reissues, including 5.1 Surround mixes, new stereo mixes and High-Resolution stereo mixes by Steven Wilson, along with a...

2014 reissue on Andy Partridge's very own Ape House label. This 1984 release was the band's 7th album and even their most ardent fans would never say that it was their best. Still, there's some good stuff here. One of the smartest, best and most...

2015 reissue on Andy Partridge's very own Ape House label. This and Apple Venus were their final albums.
One of the smartest, best and most distinctive pop bands of their time. Highly recommended.

2013 reissue on Andy Partridge's very own Ape House label. One of the smartest, best and most distinctive pop bands of their time. Their first album.