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National Health - Playtime
"A more stretched-out, jam-oriented affair than the original studio recordings, Playtime picks up on some of the furious, frenetic energy of the early fusion movement, when bands like Tony Williams Lifetime and the original lineups of the Mahavishnu Orchestra and Return To Forever were going straight for the jugular with raw burn, tempered with intelligent writing, strict ensemble playing and audacious, chops-oriented playing. This is first rate, risk-taking jazz rock created in a bygone era by a
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National Health - Playtime (expanded)
Poking around in the back of the warehouse while trying to consolidate stuff, we found these Japanese versions of this title.
It is identical to the standard version, except it has one bonus track which is unavailable elsewhere, "Silence", from...
NDIO - AirBack
NDIO was formed from the ashes of the Holland-based Hugh Hopper Band. Some time after the Hopper Band disbanded, saxophonist Frank van der Kooij, a key member from the start, asked Hopper to join a project under his leadership. Frank also invited two o...
NeBeLNeST - Nova Express
NeBelNeST are one of the most adventurous and energetic young bands to emerge on the international post-rock / avant-progressive scene in recent years. The young French band is noted for its dark symphonic rock music influenced by King Crimson, Pulsar ...
NeBeLNeST - ZePTO
Out of print! Last copies! Nebelnest emerged with a bang out of France, with an excellent first album in 1998 and a second well received album in 2002. An instrumental quartet of keyboards, guitar, bass and drums, on their third album, Nebelnest add more...
New York Art Quartet - Old Stuff
“An absolute gem of an album that is of great historical importance.... Both elemental and sophisticated, this is an invaluable document of an ephemeral outfit – that made a nonetheless invaluable contribution to the cannon of small group jazz, be it mainstream or avant-garde, or the space in between.” – Kevin Le Gendre/Jazzwise, October, 2010. This release is truly a remarkable archival find! Formed in the summer of 1964, although the New York Art Quartet existed for...
Nucleus - Live In Bremen 2 x CDs
The groundbreaking UK band Nucleus were one of the very first jazz/rock fusion groups, forming in 1969 and releasing their first album in 1970. During their lifetime, the band recorded 13 albums for labels like Vertigo and Capitol, among others. The ba...
Osborne, Mike - Dawn
In the history of British jazz, there were few voices as unmistakable as
's alto saxophone, but his story is one of the tragedies of British jazz. Within 15 years of his first recordings, simmering mental illness had taken over and...
Otolithen - S.O.D.
Very last copies - found a few hiding behind the dog-biscuits in the back of the cuboard.
Hiding behind a shockingly ugly-on-purpose cover is a very fine, very unusual & intriguing album by this duo consisting of Pad Conca (electric bass...
Palermo, Ed - Eddy Loves Frank
Ed and his amazing 16 piece band (+ guests) return with his third album of his distinctive, big-band interpretations of the great 20th century composer, Frank Zappa. This body of work has won them huge acclaim from both new and old fans of the music...
Palermo, Ed - Oh No! Not Jazz! 2 x CDs
"Palermo developed these charts during years of live shows with these musicians, and their mastery of the material shows in the performances, which turn on a dime yet feel fierce with spontaneous invention
Palermo, Ed - One Child Left Behind
"Oh Yes!" –
Over the past two decades
has earned an avid international following with his brilliantly executed, reverently irreverent arrangements of Frank Zappa’s tempestuous and wildly inventive music. On previous albums the New Jersey saxophonist, composer and arranger infused the world of Zappalogy with his own brand of incisive wit & bracing improvisation. He doesn’t neglect Zappa on his 4th Cuneiform dispatch
One Child Left Behind
Palermo, Ed - Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance
"In arranging Zappa's tunes for big band, Ed Palermo has thrown new light on his legacy while retaining the composer's original melodic and harmonic designs. The arrangements also leave plenty of room for the band's gifted soloists..."...
Palermo, Ed - The Great Un-American Songbook Volumes I & II : 2 x CDs
Crazy times call for outrageous music, and few jazz ensembles are better prepared to meet the surreality of this reality-TV-era than the antic and epically creative
Ed Palermo Big Band
. The New Jersey saxophonist, composer and arranger is best known for his celebrated performances interpreting the ingenious compositions of Frank Zappa, an extensive body of work documented on previous Cuneiform albums.
But his fifth project for the label...
PFS - 279
A trio of keyboards, reeds, drums, & tapes, PFS's music is sharp, & creative; a vibrant mix of jagged rhythms, pre-recorded tape material, & bursts of musical color, blended with classical melodies. A wide range of styles are touched upon. ''Melodies &...
Philharmonie - Nord
"Conceptually, it suggests what an inspired meeting of Steve Reich and King Crimson might sound like...masterfully weaving together lush melodies, minimalist tendencies and heavy rock overtones." –
Picchio dal Pozzo - Camere Zimmer Rooms
Picchio dal Pozzo
are considered to be one of the very few "Canterbury" inspired bands that emerged from Italy's fertile 1970's progressive rock musical scene. They released two highly regarded - and highly sought after - albums during their lifetime.
The exciting release of
Camere Zimmer Rooms
, a previously unknown studio recording of all unreleased compositions, extends their legacy greatly!
The band formed in Genoa in 1972. They released their first, self-titled album in.
Pinhas, Richard - Chronolyse
Composer, guitarist & electronics innovator Richard Pinhas is recognized as one of France's major experimental musicians & is a pivotal figure in the development of electronic rock. This was first solo album and is absolutely one of his very finest works:
Pinhas, Richard - Desolation Row
"The music is beautiful in its brutality" –
"Richard Pinhas' continuing transformation...to touchstone for a next generation of abstract noisemakers continues..." –
All Music Guide
Pinhas, Richard - East/West
Out of print for the last 5 years, East/West was Richards s fourth solo album, which was originally released in 1980. This album has Richard embracing the new, computer-driven electronic technology, while still using some of his old gear and is one of ...
Pinhas, Richard - Event and Repetitions
Composer, guitarist and electronics innovator Richard Pinhas is recognized as one of Frances major experimental musicians. A pivotal figure in the development of electronic rock, Pinhas' stature in France is analogous to Tangerine Dream's in Germany: f...
Pinhas, Richard - Iceland
This was Richard's first album after the dissolution of Heldon and it's an mostly solo work (Francois Auger (drums) and Jean-Philippe Goude (mini-moog) join him on one track) that conjures up impressions of icy, pristine landscapes. Includes...
Pinhas, Richard - L'Ethique
During a fairly incredible 7 year run that began in the mid 1970s,
Richard Pinhas released a large string of influencial albums; 7 by Heldon and 5 under his own name, all of which attempted in one way or another to meld (avant-garde) rock music...
Pinhas, Richard - Metal/Crystal 2 x CDs
On Metal/Crystal, French experimental guitarist and electronic musician Richard Pinhas summons the assistance of noise artists Merzbow (Masami Akita) from Japan and Wolf Eyes from USA to weave a spellbinding aural web that spans 2 CDs.Over the years...
Pinhas, Richard - Metatron 2 x CDs
"We take it for granted today, but not too long ago, integrating electronics into a rock setting was something exotic and strange..... Heldon and Richard Pinhas are considered building blocks for whole schools of experimental rock music, and one of the few who rarely fail to deliver on the hype."-Pitchfork Media.
"Richard Pinhas demonstrates that he is capable of contstructing some of the most formidable but exhilharating sonic edifices ever heard by mortal ears."-Bill Tilland/All Music
Pinhas, Richard - Rhizosphere / Live, Paris 1982
"...France's most influential contemporary musician." –
"Searing instrumental space music, bridging electronics & psychedelic guitar excess in unique & legendary fashion...one of the quintessential European progressive groups of the 70's" –
Composer, guitarist & electronics innovator
is recognized as one of France's major experimental musicians & is a pivotal figure in the development of electronic rock....
Pinhas, Richard - Tranzition
“Music that is in flux and stasis at the same time, with an almost sculptural presence, stuffed with overtones and rich textures.”-BBC
"Among collectors of electronic music, some names have become legendary and are present in every search list. These names include Richard Pnhas, the leader of the French cult group Heldon."-Audion
Composer, guitarist and electronics innovator Richard Pinhas is recognized as one of France’s major experimental musicians. A pivotal figure in the ...
Pinhas, Richard / Oren Ambarchi - Tikkun CD + DVD
"...it’s like the weird, beautiful music you think you only hear in dreams."
The music, which consists of three very lengthy tracks, comes across as a cross between the heavy, synth-driven, sequencer beats of classic Heldon...
Pinhas, Richard / Tatsuya Yoshida / Masami Akita (Merzbow) - Process And Reality
– noise electronics
– guitars and analog synth guitars
Three founding fathers of experimental music join forces to conjure an unholy serenade for a society on the verge of collapse on
Process and Reality
, an hourlong whirlwind of pessimistic prophecy transformed into a heady monolith of sound.
, founder of the influential French electronic
Pinhas, Richard / Yoshida Tatsuya - Welcome In The Void
"...two pioneers of fringe music, with the rapport of the two as the driving force behind this album" -–
Welcome In The Void
again pushes sonic and compositional boundaries...
Pinhas, Richard and Merzbow - Keio Line 2 x CDs
Richard and Merzbow are both among the best-known figures in electronic rock music today. Merzbow is probably the single best-known artist in noise music today. While Richard's work wouldn't be considered to be in the 'noise' arena, many...
Pinhas, Richard/Maurice Dantec: Schizotrope - The Life And Death Of Marie Zorn
Composer, guitarist & electronics innovator Richard Pinhas is recognized as one of France's major experimental musicians & is a pivotal figure in the development of electronic rock. In 1998, Pinhas teamed up with French 'cyber-punk' author Dantec for a...
Pinhas, Richard/Merzbow - Rhizome CD + NTSC (all region) DVD
"In 1973, a rock guitarist and an electronic knob-twiddler released a revered and trail-blazing document in contemporary ambient music: Robert Fripp and Brian Eno's
. Thirty-five years later, guitarist Richard Pinhas and noise...
Pirog, Anthony / Michael Formanek / Ches Smith - Palo Colorado Dream
"[Palo Colorado Dream] covers a sprawling musical terrain–avant jazz, atmospheric soundscapes, earthy Americana, math-rock...with an arsenal of effects hardware and studio production techniques..." –
Pixel - Golden Years
"...a quirky, catchy blend of pop hooks and jazz-centric soloing...it's rare for a group so young to emerge with such a fully formed and distinctive concept, but Pixel seems to have accomplished just that." –
Pixel - Reminder
, the powerhouse indie-jazz ensemble from Norway, makes an indelible first impression with
. Led by bassist, vocalist and composer
Ellen Andrea Wang
, the band also features drummer
Jon Audun Baar
Pixel - We Are All Small Pixels
"... one of the most memorable moments of the [
Match and Fuse Festival
"Jazz doesn't usually equate to instant enjoyment or accessibility, but this Norwegian quartet...is great fun. Bassist/bandleader Ellen...
Planeta Imaginario - Biomasa
Planeta Imaginario are a terrific 8 piece jazz/rock band who have been in existance since 1999. This is their second album and the first to be released outside of their native Spain. The band features keyboards (Fender Rhodes, Hammond organ, piano and...
Planeta Imaginario - Optical Delusions
As long-time fans of the 'Canterbury School' style of jazz/rock, a very appealing, very English, sometimes slightly whimsical blend of electric jazz with complex rock have sadly learned, this style and sound is rarely invoked nowadays...
Positive Catastrophe - Dibrujo, Dibrujo, Dibrujo...
"...a raucous 10-piece ensemble which nails its distinctive blend of Afro-Cuban rhythm and freewheeling improvisation."-
The New York Times
"This group combined the Latin and avant-garde traditions in unheard ways, sinking its...
Positive Catastrophe - Garabatos Volume One
Positive Catastrophe is the brainchild of Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet) and Abraham Gomez-Delgado (percussion). Taylor is one of the most impressive of the latest crop of up and coming jazz musicians and Aib has long been expanding the boundaries of Latin...
Present - Certitudes
After Roger Trigaux left Univers Zero, he formed Present. This is new studio recordings from Roger & Rginald Trigaux-guitars & vocals, Alain Rochette-keyboards, Guy Segers-bass & Daniel Denis-drums! All perform with a lot of fire & energy, & this combi...
Present - Le Poison Qui Rend Fou (expanded / remastered) 2 x CDs
"Magma and King Crimson comparisons are relevant, but the dark and edgy Present are an entity unto themselves." –
Present - Triskaidekaphobie (expanded / remastered)
"...a turbulent masterpiece that leaves a residue of angst lingering long after the CD ends." –
Proto-Kaw - Early Recordings From Kansas 1971-1973
This album compiles and releases for the very first time all of the studio recordings (as well as two live recordings) made by guitarist and composer Kerry Livgren with the seven-piece band that immediately preceded the formation of the lineup of the b...
Pyle, Pip/Bash - Belle Illusion
Drummer and composer Pip Pyle is widely recognized as the drummer of the Canterbury school of progressive rock. As the drummer for Hatfield and the North and National Health, as well as stints with Gong, In Cahoots, Soft Heap and many, many others in b...
Radio Massacre International - Rain Falls in Grey
Radio Massacre International is a British trio of Steve Dinsdale (keyboards, electronics, drums), Duncan Goddard (keyboards, electronics, bass) and Gary Houghton (guitar, synthesizers). These three musicians have worked together in various...
Radio Massacre International - Time & Motion 2 x CDs
Radio Massacre International is a British trio of Steve Dinsdale (keyboards, electronics, drums), Duncan Goddard (keyboards, electronics, bass) and Gary Houghton (guitar, synthesizers). These three musicians have worked together...
Rattlemouth - Fist Full Of Iffy
Rattlemouth is an offshoot of the legendary Orthotonics. Features saxist/vocalist Danny Finney + a great & supple rhythm section. Mostly instrumental new music that isn't afraid to rock hard (while using unusual modes for the melodies & rapidly changin...
Redfearn and the Eyesores, Alec K. - The Blind Spot
"...constructed from a diverse and unfashionable set of instruments, Alec K. Redfearn and the Eyesores are as bizarre as they appealing. This is wonderful stuff -- brave and experimental, yet warmly human. Make room on your folk revival shelf for....