Musea

One of the earlier of the second generation of Japanese progressive/symphonic bands, originally forming in the late 1970's, this was their fifth album and was originally released in 1991, and is available for the first time in many years, courtesy of P...

"Ange is without any doubt the most popular French Progressive Rock band of all-time. Coming from Belfort (Near the Swiss border), the group was at the forefront of the French musical scene during the 1970's. This DVD contains three unique documents: ...

Ange is without any doubt the most popular French Progressive Rock band of all-time. Coming from Belfort (Near the Swiss border), the group was at the forefront of the French musical scene during the 1970's. This is the complete, mythical Mulhouse conc...

The band's 5th album and another one of their greats, this is the extremely rare English language version. This one is from 1976 and catches them in their prime. While I am not personally crazy about non-English speaking bands re-recording their works....

Classic French progressive/symphonic that I have long heard compared to Genesis, but which sounds quite original to me. Excellent stuff!

"Ange's...debut was released in 1972 as Caricatures two years after they formed. This was a very strong...

Professionally recorded live concert from the band in their prime, recorded in Paris in May, 1977, in front of a huge, appreciative crowd. Never before released, this has been recently mixed down and mastered from the original 24 track tapes.

This was the last of their 1970's works. "Ange returned to the studio in 1978 as a changed line up again with the Decamps, Guichard and new members Claude Demet on guitar and Gerald Renard on bass. As a result, Guet Apens had a different feel, this tim...

This was the last of their 1970's works. "Ange returned to the studio in 1978 as a changed line up again with the Decamps, Guichard and new members Claude Demet on guitar and Gerald Renard on bass. As a result, Guet Apens had a different feel, this tim...

This is the current line-up of Ange performing what is one of their best and is one of their best-known releases, recorded live on November 8, 2003.

"The most famous French Progressive rock band of the Seventies reformed at the end of the Nineties around its original leader Christian Decamps, this time helped by young musicians. "La Voiture A Eau" was then recorded in 1999, followed four years late...

"The most famous French Progressive rock band of the Seventies reformed at the end of the Nineties around its original leader Christian Decamps, this time helped by young musicians. "La Voiture A Eau" was then recorded in 1999, followed four years late...

With the exception of the last three tracks on the album, the 'live' versions of all seven of the other songs, taken from the different studio albums, were constructed within the framework of a unified stylistics. Here, all of them are a bit more heavy...

With the exception of the last three tracks on the album, the 'live' versions of all seven of the other songs, taken from the different studio albums, were constructed within the framework of a unified stylistics. Here, all of them are a bit more heavy...

Ange's Tome VI was released in 1977 as the first of two double livealbums that year. As a live album, Tome VI portrays the Ange experience in a different setting. Ange were a remarkable band live, with variations in material that show a band still cont...

Classic style symphonic progressive performed on guitars, bass/bass pedals, piano/ organ/mellotron, flute, drums & a smattering of vocals. Fantastic! This is a professional recording of the bands final-ever show, & includes most of their final album Ep...

The one and only album released by this Chilean progressive/fusion band which is released for the first time on CD here and with over 12' of bonus material. All instrumental, they used Fender Rhodes piano and synths, electric and acoustic guitar, flute...

Good, loud, hard Japanese heavy fusion power-trio, led by guitarist Issei Takami who is ably supported by bassist Naoiki Sawada and drummer Jun Isobe. "Our three men endeavour to play a music that is as powerful as straightforward, taking its force in ...

"Erik Baron is a bass player and leader of the band from the Bordeaux band 'DésAccordes'. This third album, after 'Cordeyades' and 'In C', is revisiting Jannick top’s Magnum Opus 'De futura Hiroshima', initially released on Magma’s album 'Udu Wudu'...

Bastien is a tinkerer who specializes in building very low-tech machines [Meccano] that play musical instruments. Sometimes he & guests play along with the machines, & sometimes Meccano play alone. Unique & charming. [In Poly Sons]

Great package of oddball, weird, compelling, noisy, charming recordings. Bastien is a musical tinkerer who builds very low-tech machines that he calls Mecanium. Sometimes the Mecanium play alone and sometimes he plays instruments...

"In 1985, Guigou Chenevier, the leader of the French band ETRON FOU LELOUBLAN, had this funny idea of creating a trio entirely devoted to drums-and-sticks. He chose American Rick BROWN (V-EFFECT, FISH AND ROSES, RUN ON...) and British Charles HAYWARD...

"Alain Blesing is a French guitar player, known for having been part of the legendary progressive/zeuhl rock band Eskaton, who are considered to be one of the most gifted disciples of Magma. From the late Seventies, he extended his capacities by...

I'm certain that many of you will fondly remember this keyboard-dominated album that came out on Egg in France in the late 1970's. In addition to his solo works, Breant was in a band with Albert Marcoeur called Nemo and he is responsible for the wonder...

The last record by this fine pianist/keyboardist, who first came into the public's eye with Magma and Zao. This is a jazz/electric jazz release that features François on keyboards, François Causse-drums, Petteri Parviainen-electric bass, Leonard Le...

A great price on this intimate album of duos from these two excellent French players. Cahen-piano and Seffer-tenor & soprano sax, piano, flute and vocals first worked together in Magma, appearing on their first two albums, and then later co-founded the...

The second (& my favorite) of two by this solid symphonic rock band from Nice, France. Having the exact same instrumentation as the better known Pulsar (keyboards, reeds, guitar, bass, drums & vocals), Carpe Diem's music might be a bit comparable to Pulsar, although they were not so dark. Some of their instrumental parts have always sorta reminded me of a French version of what Happy The Man were doing at roughly the same time. It includes their 21' suite 'Coleurs'...

The first of two by this solid symphonic rock band from Nice, France. Having the exact same instrumentation as the better known Pulsar (keyboards, reeds, guitar, bass, drums & vocals), Carpe Diem's music might be a bit comparable to Pulsar, although th...

"As steady as a click, Cast carries on making albums, so regularly that you have the feeling the Mexican band has always been a part of the progressive rock scene.... Like the legendary phoenix, Cast arises from its ashes, again and again. With the...

It's really nice to see this French guitar obscurity from the early 80's reissued so nicely with a fat booklet telling Philippe's history and including 5 bonus tracks. Philippe was the leader of the fusion/progressive band Uppsala and also had a career...

'Disciple of the wizards', One of the greatest French virtuosos of the guitar", "A new trouvere", "A modern griot"... Here are a few sentences chosen by the French press at the beginning of the Eighties, to qualify Philippe Cauvin's works. The leader o...

One of the earliest artists on the Musea label was this guitarist who specialized in acoustic guitar-based progressive sounds that were very distinctive. It's great to have him back with a new album, the first from him in a very long time...

A greatly needed reissue of Guigou's charming first album, recorded while he was still with Etron Fou; an actual children's record! It features funny voices, a goofy kiddie plot-line, & some really great music performed by familiar names from Etron Fou...

A very short but excellent release composed by Guigou, performed by this precursor to his Rumors Of The City project, & is musically similar. Another stupendous work from Guigou. [In Poly Sons]

These are the last four copies in existence anywhere; long out of print.

The fabulous Volapuk/Etron Fou drummer/composer's soundtrack for a stage performance that features 10 musicians & a "brass band" feel in addition to his usual sound/style...

A simultaneously wonderful and exceedingly frustrating release, this collects some of the earliest and quite rare work by Pascal Comelade in his electronic music days, before he bacame the 'master' of toy piano and toy instruments. While it's great to ...

"Responding to the big demand, the joint-venture between Colossus (The Finnish Progressive Music Association) and Musea proudly presents its brand new concept-album: The 7 Samurai "The Ultimate Epic"! Here's a progressive rock concept-album inspired by...

Cos were one of the most popular Belgian progressive bands of the early/mid 1970's. They had a very pleasant, breezy jazz/rock sound, somewhat informed by the Canterbury sound, but definitely not slavish ala Supersister (don't worry, I ain't knocking...

Cos were one of the most popular Belgian progressive bands of the early/mid 1970's. They had a very pleasant, breezy jazz/rock sound, somewhat informed by the Canterbury sound, but definitely not slavish to it. This was their second album, and possibly...

Descamps has been Ange's singer, frontman and leader since their beginning. This is a one-man show by Christian, recorded in 1993. Christian plays guitar and keyboards and sings, including some Ange classics, and tells stories and tall tales. [Musea]

5{$ly excellent version of Terry Riley's landmark classic, performed by a French guitar-centric ensemble led by Erik Baron. It includes seven classical guitarist, nine electric guitarists, seven bassists, a harpist, two cellists, percussion....

A co-release with Poseidon Productions. Djamra is a current Japanese band, coming from Osaka. Three years later, Djamra is back with a new line-up. Guitar makes its entry with much noise, and its devastating riffs now take the lion's share with the bas...

"East Wind Pot is a current Japanese band, led by keyboards player Yuko Tsuchiyat, former member of the Progressive rock group Theta. One can also find a drummer, a bass player and woodwinds (saxophone, clarinet). Jointly published by the Musea and Pos...

First-ever reissue of this legendary, quite early (1970) and quite good French progressive rock album. All instrumental, this is by a quartet and features great Hammond organ runs and piano work, excellent guitarwork by Jean-Pierre Alarcen, as well as ...

The first of three album by this French fusion band, honestly, this is the least impressive of the three, but it's still nice to have it out, and this bodes well for the eventual reissue of the others! Typically nice Musea reissue with rare photos, a b...

Originally released in 1987, this presents the strange meeting between two French musicians (Guigou Chenevier-drums & Guy Sapin-guitars) & two Dutch musicians (Raymund Van Santen-reeds/synths & the amazingly twisted vocalist Han Buhrs). Tres over the...

Originally released in 1987, this presents the strange meeting between two French musicians (Guigou Chenevier-drums & Guy Sapin-guitars) & two Dutch musicians (Raymund Van Santen-reeds/synths & the amazingly twisted vocalist Han Buhrs). Tres over the...

I haven't heard Equilibrio Vital until now, but I know that Tributo a Marcos Chacon" is the fifth album by this Venezuelan band and their first release on Musea Records...

Reasonably well known and well thought of 'proto-progressive French album originally recorded in early 1972.

"Ergo Sum is a French progressive rock band based in Aix-En-Provence, led by singer Lionel Ledissez and flute player Jean Guerin...

Now out of print in CD physical form world-wide, except for this beautiful, mini-lp sleeve replica.
This reissues the Etron's 1st album, from early 1977. This is certainly their most dada/out album, and I have a real soft spot for it in my heart, but I wouldn't recommend you start here unless your interest is more in general French craziness than in the superb musicality that came later.

Now out of print in CD physical form world-wide, except for this beautiful, mini-lp sleeve replica.
Etron Fou were one of the premier French avant/progressive bands from 1977-1986, & a founding member of R.I.O. This documents their '79 US tour, which I was lucky enough to see.
Excellent performances, good sound & the last time the band were a bass/sax/drums trio (as keyboardist Jo joined soon thereafter). Includes two bonus tracks. A must-own & highly recommended.