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The second and final of the 'second wave' line-up of 5uus (basically Dave Kerman, Bob Drake and Sanjay Kumar + guests). This is considered by many people to be their best period and I would probably agree.

"Second installment from monster band..

Drummer/composer Dave Kerman revived the 5uu's in the mid 90's with long time keyboardist Sanjay Kumar and guitarist/bassist/vocalist Bob Drake of Thinking Plague. A great disc of composed avant rock which comes highly recommended. "Magnificent"-Boston...

"Based in Miami, this is a very interesting American band, ploughing its own furrow - whose accent is what they call 'prog' over there, but whose language is more complex by far. Pip Pyle adds a seasoned sophistication - in fact I think this is a great...

Available again for the first time in many years. This is a collection of the best of the 3 rare Japanese-only vinyl releases plus 30' of live material by this Japanese new music rock band, who predated the current huge interest in all things "Japan". ...

''Imagine a classical composer writing a gothic symphony for a multi-faceted electronic musician, who in concert was aided by Mayan musicians, a haunting, often operatic singer, & a psychic intermittently channeling the spirits of the dead - that prett...

Originally recorded and released in 1966, this has long been considered one of the early high-watermarks of contemporary improvised music/sound. AMM were one of the first completely non-idiomatic free improvising ensembles, and this was their very firs...

This is an album of solo guitar music performed on the 'Giant" Sardinian guitar, which is sized somewhere between a conventional guitar and a cello and is tuned lower than a standard guitar. Paolo has taken this folk instr...

Known best as an experimental guitarist, with his Giant Sardinian guitar which has a large mechanical claw stuck to the side of its body (to pluck counter melodies), piano-like hammers operated by pedals (to strike the strings), extra strings crossing...

"Paolo’s latest is an extraordinary collection of pieces that explore the full range of his highly modified, extended and prepared Sardinian guitar; and although it’s just him and electricity, it seldom sounds like fewer than 3 people...

"An amazing record. It's beautifully recorded and almost impossible to believe that such a layered and polyphonic music, with chords, percussion, lead lines, bass lines, harmonies, string sections and sometimes voice could all be produced by one person in real time, without overdubs or loops. But it is. The instrument, a specially designed and augmented Sardinian guitar (almost the size of a cello) is equipped with motors, pedals, individual string mic'ing, and extra appendages; and of course there are...

"Another extraordinary release by Sardinian virtuoso Paolo Angeli, this time featuring compositions by Fred Frith and Bjork – all played solo in real time (though when you hear it, it’s hard to believe it) on his highly customised and extended...

"This disc will play in stereo on a CD player and with film and 5.1 surround sound (or stereo) on a DVD player or computer. The music, as always, is prodigious, sounding like a small band, but played by one person in real time (as the film attests)...

Excellent album of duos; some a bit wild, others, very intimate and - dare I say - beautiful? Remember, Monk wrote a song called "Ugly Beauty"... After the demise of Volapük, I was wondering when I would hear Takumi again and I am happy to hear her...

An amazingly good listening experience of music that comes from a non-musical instrument; a box that produces feedback. But not feedback in terms of horrible squeaks and squeals.

"Breaking all the loose rules of experimental electronic music...

Digi-pack and remastered excellently by Bob Drake, this was the 1st album by the successor band to Henry Cow, which was actually recorded AS a Henry Cow album but released as by Art Bears when some members of Cow didn't feel it was a "Cow" release. Wit...

Digi-pack and remastered excellently by Bob Drake, this was the 1st album by the successor band to Henry Cow, which was actually recorded AS a Henry Cow album but released as by Art Bears when some members of Cow didn't feel it was a "Cow" release. Wit...

This the the double CD of remixes, etc that was previously only available in the Art Bears box set, but now can be bought on its own. "A double CD of re-mixes, re-workings and (mostly) new pieces made from the Art Bears multi-track masters by The Resid...

The box and the booklets are really beautifully done. Now here comes the party line:
"The Art Box marks the 25th anniversary of one of the most eclectic, dynamic and productive creative alliances in the history of experimental music. Featuring...

Digi-pack and remastered excellently by Bob Drake, this was the 3rd and final album by the successor band to Henry Cow. I'm not really sure why (short playing length? the press had gone onto other things to champion? it wasn't released stateside, unlik...

Digi-pack and remastered excellently by Bob Drake, this was the 2nd and best known album by the successor band to Henry Cow, as it was released in the States by The Residents' Ralph label, in the early 80's and at the peak of their market influence at ...

In addition to the music, which more than stands on its own without the 'backstory', The Artaud Beats is notable for fact that it rejoins 3 musicians who played together in Henry Cow (Chris Cutler, John Greaves, Geoff Leigh) for the first time in over 40 years and it speaks highly of the esteem in which they hold the fourth member, Yumi Hara!

"The band was convened after a chance encounter in 2009, at Jean-Herve Peron’s Avant Garde Festival in Hamburg (3 days of Utopia™) and has popped up here...

What the London orbital is to the English capital, the Berliner ring is to Berlin: a circular highway that surrounds the city. The first contemporary release from Art Yard amalgamates disparate elements: electro mechanical devices, invented...

After many, many years of work, this is probably their finest as well as their most accessible. The heavily treated sonic material remains, but as in their last few, it's applied to a very 'folky' under-carriage. Think of the most twisted-yet-musical...

Since the late 1970s Biota has ploughed its own furrow, producing a body of work that resembles nothing anyone else has done or is yet doing. Their compositions evolve in long, constantly shifting timbral blocks filled with fragments and echoes of...

"Six years in the making, this is the sixth CD released by ReR from the visual/sonic art group Biota. Unique in their history and method, Biota painstakingly construct complex, organic structures that mix extensive studio processing and musique...

If fans of Biota were shocked by the pop songs that appeared for the first time on the previous Biota release, Invisible map is going to send them reeling. They are sung by Genevieve Heistek, from the same school of Montreal musicians who spawned Godsp...

Biota is a unique project consisting of both musicians and artists. Their work is complex, subtle, vast, exquisite and powerful. Layers and layers of processed sound, all originating in played, mostly acoustic sources. All CD's come with books of print...

''BIOTA is a unique project consisting of both musicians and artists. Their work is complex, subtle, vast, exquisite and powerful. Layers and layers of processed sound, all originating in played, mostly acoustic sources. All CD's come with books of pri...

I was at this show! It was very, very disorienting, and the visuals gave me severe motion sickness! Not kidding. This was their only performance they have undertaken since 1981! "Biota was founded in 1979 in Fort Collins, Colorado, as the Mnemonist...

For their fifth album, the long-lived Dutch avant rock band, founded in 1989 change gears a little bit. Their usual dense, intense compositional work is still there and on display, but due to the addition of drummer Fabriz...

"This is the second release (editor's note: no, it isn't, it's their seventh release; it's their second on ReR) after a long wait, from this unique ensemble. Equally at home with the discipline of composition and the tightrope of improvisation Blast...

New songs from the master of witty, cynical but wistful songs, Peter Blegvad. With John Greaves and Chris Cutler. Follow up to the masterly Just Woke Up, sporting great new songs and guests including B.J.Cole, Geraint Watkins, Adam X, Chris Stamey, Bob...

An early 90's solos, featuring ace contributions from John Greaves, Chris Cutler & Kristoffer Blegvad, Tim Hodgkinson. Always intelligent, funny songs & lyrics.

"This is the 1st CD reissue of the album voted Album of the Year" by the prestigious Folk Roots magazine in 1984. Herein Andy Bole performs some stunning acoustic guitar work, adding some electric passages here and there (for good measure and variety), which make the arrangements both richly engaging and hauntingly beautiful. Bole is a master of guitar techniques from the world over, and many are handsomely displayed here (including an innovative plectrum style, belaying his love for the bouzouki and...

"Three old hands out of Soft Machine, Gong and Henry Cow stretch already flexible musical material into one shape after another, then tie it in knots and generally have a fun with it. High quality recordings combined with seat-of-the-pants playing..."

The Camberwell Now were led by Charles Hayward, the drumminng/vocalist mastermind behind This Heat, and was the band that he formed immediately after This Heat broke up. They were released an album and 2 EPs in their lifetime, and this includes all of...

A restocking of this title, the fourth and final by Cassiber, Chris Cutler's great post Henry Cow band that he founded with Heiner Goebbels, Afred Harth and Christoph Anders (although Harth was out by this time). "A Face" breaks new ground altogether. ...

Cassiber was the very exciting post-Henry Cow project of Chris Cutler, which also featured Heiner Goebbels and Alfred Harth as well as Christoph Anders. This collects all their albums and much more. Limited edition of 1,000 made!...

A nice collection of unreleased live and studio recordings from the very exciting post-Henry Cow band of Chris Cutler.

"Cassiber (phonetically: 'a message smuggled out of prison') crashed like a locomotive into the 'Deutsche Neue Welle.' ...

Cassiber were Christoph Anders, Heiner Goebbels & Chris Cutler, & they play reeds, keyboards, drums, guitars, tapes, vocals, & more. They were a band who always played with great fire, recording improvisations that are recorded in real time.This is...

I believe that this was the second Charming Hostess album, which has been waiting for a release for a few years now and it is very great to have it finally available. Familar names here include most of Sleepytime Gorilla Museam: Carla Kihlstedt, Nils Frydahl and Dan Rathburn, plus Jewlia Eisenberg (the band's leader) and Wesley Anderson.

"A few of you will already have heard either the Hostesss first wild American release or founder Jewlia Eisenbergs ear-opening Tzadik CD of last year...

The first release by this improvising group of established figures from the creative rock and improvised music scene in Britain. They've been together for a few years now, plays shows when circumstances permit, and it's great that they've finally...

This has been out of print for some years and completely unavailable on these shores. Well worth getting if you don't already have it.
A repressing of bassoonist/oboeist/saxist/composer Lindsay's first two solo albums. Lindsay first made her name in Henry Cow and was also greatly featured in News From Babel. Both of these were film scores.

"Consists of the whole of the LP previously issued as Re/arc and most of "The Golddiggers".
Featuring Lindsay Cooper, Sally Potter, Phil Minton...

"This double CD set collects together, amongst other things, all of Outtakes for Other Occasions and The Small Screen, both of which were never commercially released, all four pieces from The Classic Guide to NoMansLand, the subscription 7” Pictures...

Peter had known for some time about the extraordinary Lake Baikal, a 600 kilometre long lake in Siberia. It is thought to be the worlds oldest and deepest lake and holds one fifth of the earths fresh water. It was only recently, however, that he came a...

''Welcome release from this subtle but complex composer- performer -instrument designer. More than musical, these are dramatic constructions with environmental sound, birdsong, conversation, narrative... the guitar shop section of ''two small boys go s...

Two remarkable and important CDs of very diverse site recordings, made in Chernobyl - (occupying the whole of CD1), the Caspian Oilfields around Baku (Azerbaijan), and in various UK sites, including Lakenheath, Dungeness, Sellafield, Snowdonia &...

Here at last, a solo electronic drum album from Chris Cutler, one of the world's most respected drummers. Les Paul transformed the guitar into an electric instrument, and for the last 25 years Cutler has been gradually doing the same for the drums. The...

"Like its companion ‘Twice around the Earth', ‘There and Back Again’ is derived from a selection of the 365 location recordings made for Cutler’s daily Resonance FM radio programme ‘Out of the Blue Radio’ (2004-2005). It takes extracts from 44 of these...

An experiment in listening. These compositions are an offshoot of the daily soundscape programme I ran for Resonance FM radio between July 2001-2002, which consisted of commissioned real-time recordings made all around the world between 23.30 and midni...