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“Written and produced by Michael Gira, Leaving Meaning is Swans fifteenth studio album and features contributions from recent and former Swans, members of Angels of Light as well as guest artists Anna and Maria von Hausswolff, Ben Frost, The Necks, Baby Dee, and a Hawk and a Hacksaw.”

Michael Gira explains, "Leaving Meaning is the first Swans album to be released since I dissolved the lineup of musicians that constituted Swans from 2010 - 2017. Swans is now comprised of a revolving cast of...

"The legendary Father Yod was a wealthy man, with a rich inner life, a family of disciples that loved him, many, many women and seemingly unlimited power. So why at the height of his success, did he choose to spend his time playing rock and roll...

"One of the heaviest albums from Father Yod and crew. Along with I'm Gonna Take You Home, it's just the best -- one of the finest sacred space cadet acid-mantra psychedelic death trips of all time, for sure. Captain Father Yod moans and groans a perfect..

"Father Yod and Yahowha 13's most famous release. A swirling mix of philosophy, chants and pure psychedelic bliss. The story of Father Yod, Yahowa 13 and the Source Family could literally fill books, but rest assured, they truly were the "apex of high"...

"Back in the early 70s a curious group owned and operated a health food restaurant in Los Angles. The Source Family was a religious group of young people centered around the father figure of Father Yod, a WWII flying ace and spiritual searcher...

"Quite possibly the most psychedelic album of all time; mysticism meets the fire of improvisational electricity. The story of Father Yod, Yahowa 13 and the Source Family could literally fill books, but rest assured, they truly were the "apex of high" in..

"Yagull's official debut for MoonJune Records, Kai, finds the band expanding its post-rock chamber soundtrack concept to great effect. The result is a simmering sonic bouillabaisse, chocked full of choice ingredients which delectably merge to blur the...

"Super political, rocking, anti-establishment communal band (c. 1970) put together as a result of the Kent State Massacre. As the Euphoria Blimpworks Band, fronted by Howard Berkman from morose garage punksters the Knaves, they played demonstrations...

''Yamada is a brilliant young composer who has worked with Anthony Coleman, Marc Ribot, the Crosstown Ensemble, the Agon Orchestra and was previously heard on the Avant CD by Rough Assemblage.'' [Tzadik]

"The deeply lyrical and prolific pianist/composer Eri Yamamoto returns quickly to record with Firefly, a brand new collection of wholly original and indelible songs, this time performed live in intimate concert, with her decade-long devoted trio of...

“A seed is a star, a star is a seed. Stevie Wonder's cosmically aphoristic title could also describe pianist and composer Eri Yamamoto's Goshu Ondo Suite.
"About two years ago," she writes in the liner notes accompanying her momentous seven-part opus, "I was vacuuming my apartment, and with the rhythm of the movement, I began singing "Goshu Ondo," a traditional circle dance song from Shiga, near Kyoto, Japan." This is how the prolific musician channeled deeply felt resonances with various traditions...

"The last two years marked pianist/composer/bandleader Eri Yamamoto's rise into the consciousness of astute jazz listeners outside of NYC. Her essential appearance on William Parker's eternal Corn Meal Dance was followed by a pair of her own luminous...

"Pianist-composer Eri Yamamoto returns with a bountiful new collection of her singular all-original music, performed with her perennial trio partners of deep empathy, bassist David Ambrosio and drummer Ikuo Takeuchi. As the album title suggests, the material moves through a far range of emotional evocation, from ebullient to thoughtfully introspective, reflecting the absolute vibrancy of her long-time adopted home, New York City, and the importance of finding space within the perpetual motion of the city...

""Eri Yamamoto moved to NYC from Kyoto, Japan in 1995. Eri's growth as a jazz player and composer over the last 10 years is truly phenomenal. Having deeply impressed us last year, AUM Fidelity quickly recorded two albums with her in early 2008. The first

Eri Yamamoto - piano
Chad Fowler - stritch & saxello
William Parker - bass
Steve Hirsh - drumset

“Sparks – it's what flew when Eri Yamamoto, Chad Fowler, William Parker and Steve Hirsh got together on a warm October afternoon in Brooklyn. Yamamoto had an established musical relationship with Parker, but met Fowler and Hirsh for the first time an hour before they hit. Fowler, Parker and Hirsh had just finished two days of recording, and Fowler had been recording for four of the...

Yang, a French quartet whose stunning compositons combine intricate guitar parts with driving rock, is the newest project led by French guitarist and composer Frederic LEpe. LEpes former projects include founding two of the most intriguing all-instrume...

Frédéric L’Epée – guitars, synth, chorus
Laurent James – guitars, chorus
Nico Gomez – bass, chorus
Volodia Brice – drums
with
Ayşe Cansu Tanrikulu – vocals (1, 5, 6, 9, 12)

French composer and guitarist Frédéric L'Épée formed his first serious band, Shylock, while in his teens and waxed two now highly collectible albums with that formation in the mid 70s; moving on to the guitar-centric combo Philharmonie, who existed

Four musicians perform on thungpchen (a long, deep-toned instrument similar to the alpine horn), Jya-ling (a double reed shenai, cousin of the oboe), kangling (thigh bone trumpet), dun-kar (conch shell trumpet), na (large double-headed bass drum, cymb...

Savina Yannatou voice
Joana Sá, piano semi-prepared piano & props

a. In Athens, after a concert at the Big Bang Festival at the Onassis Foundation, I was approached by a mysterious and friendly woman. She introduced herself as a singer and proposed to collaborate with me. I did not know who she was. She wrote her name and e-mail on a little piece of paper.

b. At the hotel, I checked the name that I had not understood before: Savina Yannatou... was asking me (?!) to play. (on the one.

"In the Now, the debut album from the John Yao Quintet, signals the definitive arrival of trombonist and composer, John Yao. Demonstrating a broad textural palette and drawing from an array of stylistic influences, Yao explores the concept of opposing...

Inspired by the beauty and power of nature, the music of Carolyn Yarnell straddles the borders of minimalism, romanticism and Baroque. A maverick in the American tradition of Partch, Ruggles and Riley, her compositions have been...

"This is the debut full-length release by Yawning Sons, a unique collaboration between musicians from different sides of the Atlantic. In July 2008, Californian desert-rock veteran Gary Arce (Yawning Man/Ten East/Fatso Jetson/Dark Tooth Encounter...

Dee Byrne: Alto Saxophone
Elliot Galvin: Piano & Electronics
Chris Guilfoyle: Guitar
Lukas Traxel: Bass
Clemens Kuratle: Composition, Drums & Electronics

“Many important drummers are great bandleaders. With their overview and their sense of rhythm and form they show the band the way. The young Swiss drummer Clemens Kuratle has made a name for himself in jazz and pop formations as a sensitive and accomplished musician. Now he has launched Ydivide: a quintet that unites the hip...

Matthew Yeakley - Guitar
Matt Politano - Piano/Rhodes
Cooper Appelt - Electric and Upright Bass
Aaron MacLendon - Drums
Zane Musa - Tenor Saxophone

"... jazz that grooves ("A Place to Call Home"), bops ("I Wish I Could've Known You Better") and takes chances ("Periculum N"). Yeakley's polished guitar style is what we've come to expect from the town that gave us Larry and Lee. It's a lot of music to drop on an unsuspecting public at once, but you can't have too much of a good t

Matthew Yeakley - Guitar
Matt Politano - Piano/Rhodes
Cooper Appelt - Electric and Upright Bass
Aaron MacLendon - Drums
Mike Cottone - Trumpet
Gina Saputo - Vocals (Deanna)
Jesse Palter - Vocals (Sadhana)

"... jazz that grooves ("A Place to Call Home"), bops ("I Wish I Could've Known You Better") and takes chances ("Periculum N"). Yeakley's polished guitar style is what we've come to expect from the town that gave us Larry and Lee. It's a lot of music to drop on an...



"Violinist/vocalist C Spencer Yeh & unrivaled saxophone elder-titan Paul Flaherty team up without the assistance of acclaimed drummer Chris Corsano for the first time. Along for the jamz is bonkers Boston trumpeter Greg Kelley. After performing...

"This remastered album was originally recorded for the Resident's label Ralph Records in 1981 and contains the seminal singles 'Bostich' & 'Bimbo' and also contains 5 bonus tracks, 4 on CD for the first time including 'Thrill Wave' (from the soundtrack Jetzt und Alles), 'I.T. Splash' (single B-side), 'Gluehead' (single B-side) & 'Smirak's Train' (also from the soundtrack Jetzt und Alles) plus 'Bostich' (N'est-ce pas) from the Yello Essential CD."

"Yello doesn't get much weirder than they did on...

"New Live Album Highlights The Legendary Band's 50th Anniversary Tour, Which Featured Founding Member Tony Kaye On All Shows, And Patrick Moraz In Philadelphia, Where 10 Current And Former Members Were On Stage Together For The Encore Performance Of "Starship Trooper"
Yes celebrated the band's 50th anniversary over the last year with an extensive tour that included shows in Europe, North America and Japan. This year, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers are back with a new double live album that was...

Excellent quality video EP of 4 tracks from 1969/1971 by the Anderson/Tony Kaye/Chris Squire/Bill Bruford line up with Peter Banks on the earlier stuff and Steve Howe on the later stuff. I've Seen All Good People, Yours Is No Disgrace, No Opportunity N...

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 of inaudibility before and now can actually be heard (much in the same way Steve Wilson re-did King Crimson "Lizard" or our remix of the 1st Univers Zero), then I highly recommend this one!

"Let me preface my observations of the CTTE remix by saying..

“This album features the band members who appeared on the "Drama" album in 1980: Trevor Horn, Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes. The addition of Trevor's lead vocals has produced a genuine sequel to "Drama".
In addition to remixing parts of the album, and singing lead vocal on the tracks, Trevor has added personal liner notes and the digibook sleeve design features the painting by Roger Dean originally used on the inside of the 2011 edition.
"Fly From Here - Return Trip" also...

2003 remastered edition with liner notes, unseen photos and bonus tracks. Rick Wakeman returns, so the line up once again is: Wakeman/Anderson/Howe/Squire/White on this 1977 album, which I sorta considered their last hurrah until recently. This include...

“Never before released on CD” means that this is the audio of a DVD released some years ago as “Yes – The New Director’s Cut”, which features the classic lineup of the band early in the period of all five of them getting back together and all playing well, and before they all remembered that they hated each other!
I saw them in the USA about a year earlier, and they were really and truly fantastic!

“This is a full-length concert performance featuring the classic line-up of YES. This ...

2003 remastered edition with liner notes, unseen photos and bonus tracks. Rick Wakeman's out and his replacement is the equally talented, but extremely different sounding Patrick Moraz, who only lasted for this one 1974 album. This is when I first saw them and it was quite a show; I still remember the big Roger Dean-designed things - whatever they were - on top of Allan White's drums flapping their wings during his big solo. One of the bonus tracks is a studio run-through of Gates Of Delirium!

2003 remastered edition with liner notes, unseen photos and bonus tracks. For their 3rd album, Yes truly became "Yes", with the arrival of Steve Howe. This lineup didn't last long, because they decided to dump organist Tony Kaye for 'keyboard wizard' R...

2003 remastered edition with liner notes, unseen photos and 4 bonus tracks. This is their second album, from 1970. Jon Anderson, Peter Banks, Tony Kaye, Chris Squire and Bill Bruford turn in good solid performances, and they begin their long association with Eddie Offord. Additionally there is some orchestal parts added.


"Yggdrasil from Munich named themselves after the world ash or yew tree of the Germanic tribes and played progressive rock of a calmer nature, with flute, violin, and English lyrics. They are hardly known, as their own LP, recorded in the Robert...

A beautiful album of Ethiopian piano music released on a modern classical label. Y'know, sometimes things DO just make sense!

"What if Chopin had vacationed in Addis Ababa? In this alluring piano music, poetic filigree meets spirited Ethiopian...

“Three years have passed since the experimental-indie debut "Blakc Mould", and Yobrepus has become a real band with real ambitions. Ambitions that this time around, led them to record with Emil Nikolaisen at Malabar studios, and hire the experienced Nick Terry to mix on vintage analogue gear.
Continuing the fungal theme from the previous release title, "Mycelium Days" sees Yobrepus venture into a more progressive territory than before. The album starts with a 22-minute long medley that pays homage...

The June Rise is guitarist/composer/multi-instrumentalist Mark Yodice. Mark was sent my way by Shawn Persinger (ex Boud Deun) who knew I would like this record, and he was right, of course!
This is an album of 10 small pieces mostly constructed...

Fifth album by this long-lived Swiss avant rock band. "Just before a - the world would end, b – the Musikwerkstatt Basle would be torn down the Yolks decided in February 1999 to go there once again to do some recording. It happened to become the last...

"Israel isn't exactly known as a hotbed for acoustic steel-string guitar music, but guitarist/instrumentalist and all-around sonic ambassador Yair Yona seems determined to change all of that. From his headquarters in Tel Aviv, where he also runs the...

Megumi Yonezawa - piano
Masa Kamaguchi - bass
Ken Kobayashi - drums

"Japanese musicians Megumi Yonezawa, Masa Kamaguchi, and Ken Kobayashi present Boundary. The pianist and drummer live in New York City and often collaborate; the bassist lives in Madrid but comes to New York City twice a year for a month each time. The producer heard them at Manhattan jazz bar Tomi Jazz and immediately booked a session to capture their magic before Masa Kamaguchi left town. Megumi Yonezawa, from Hokkaido.

Featuring Ruins drummer Yoshida Tatsuya going head to head with versatile jazz pianist Satoko Fujii, Erans is a meeting of masters. Twelve intense compositions showcasing the passion and virtuosity of these two Japanese visionaries. Absolutely breathta...

Four new compositions exploring free jazz, Cagean dialectics and noise improvisation...beginning and ending with two of the most intense recordings Otomo has ever done, the centerpieces of this remarkable CD join the Cagean aesthetics of randomness and...


Otomo Yoshihide: Guitar
Paal Nilssen-Love: Drums
Recorded at Copenhagen JazzHouse 4 May 2013
"The first duo release ever by these two masters of improvised music presents revelatory and astonishing music for electric guitar and drums. A.