ReR Megacorp and related

More Encores was originally released as a vinyl record in 1988, and is composed entirely of records after whom each track is titled. Artists whose vinyl artifacts are subjected to Marclay's treatments include: Joh...

One of the albums of the decade. A collaboration between Hungarian composer Martha, poet Endre Szkarosi & the frighteningly gothic Sandor Bernath. Sounds of the Transylvanian countryside, medieval instruments fused with industrial percussion...structur...

Beautiful and I mean BEAUTIFUL packageing on this one!
"As a Limited Edition of 300 copies in North America, this DVD comes in a threefold art DVD case with a full color 48 page book offering substantial exegetical essays (in English and Italian)...

Tightly focused electroacoustic compositions that are austere, rich, strange and brilliantly executed. Elio has an ear like a bat and a serious antipathy toward cliche, and he never relies on repetition for structure; these pieces seem rather to grow ou..

“Zig-zagged music, the specialty of MCCB. Across a wide spectrum of sound comes minimal electronics, jilted avantpop, artpunx, and progressive music. Some folk in there as well, somehow. This is a very fine collection of Leigh's various musings, and with it his sharp humor and immense talent shines through each track, along with the incredible work of musicians such as Chris Cutler, Fred Frith, and Colin McClure. Also comes with as close as you can get to a comprehensive guide to the bands featured...

“Zig-zagged music, the specialty of MCCB. Across a wide spectrum of sound comes minimal electronics, jilted avantpop, artpunx, and progressive music. Some folk in there as well, somehow. This is a very fine collection of Leigh's various musings, and with it his sharp humor and immense talent shines through each track, along with the incredible work of musicians such as Chris Cutler, Fred Frith, and Colin McClure. Also comes with as close as you can get to a comprehensive guide to the bands featured...

Tito Pueblo-vocals
Bill Gilonis-guitar (of The Work)
Ilja Komarov-bass
Trixa Arnold-drums

"Tito Pueblo, aka Rob Murphy (Orchestre Murphy), has been responsible for some terrible lapses of judgement & taste. Here he gives us an album of post-Beatles pop songs that deal with the key issues of our times - drinking, sex, love, melancholy, obsession, & drinking. Expect fake French accordion, ludicrous cowboy songs & Flamenco rip-offs."-Chris Cutler

Tito Pueblo-vocals
Bill Gilonis-guitar (of The Work)
Ilja Komarov-bass
Trixa Arnold-drums

"Tito Pueblo, aka Rob Murphy (Orchestre Murphy), has been responsible for some terrible lapses of judgement & taste. Here he gives us an album of post-Beatles pop songs that deal with the key issues of our times - drinking, sex, love, melancholy, obsession, & drinking. Expect fake French accordion, ludicrous cowboy songs & Flamenco rip-offs."-Chris Cutler

Phil Minton and Veryan Weston began their collaboration in 1987 when they were commissioned by the Le Mans Festival in 1989 to write and perform a composition for 22 voices based on the prison writings of Ho Chi Minh. Since then they have toured the wo...

Good to see this long unavailable work finally reissued on CD! "The Mnemonists were a legendary group of composers and artists from Fort Collins, Colorado, who went on to call themselves Biota. They created drifting hypnotic sound collages out of pre-i...

The 3rd release by this acclaimed organized sound group from Colorado, & their first, classic, which is a high-water mark of churning sonic storms. This is some of their finest work.

"...reminiscent of peering through a mircoscope at a drop of pond water: There's a lot more going on than you'd ever suspect."-Option

"Mnemonists were the precursor to Biota, essentially the same band with a different name, and a slightly more alien quality to their stream of consciousness expression...

The 3rd release by this acclaimed organized sound group from Colorado, & their first, classic, which is a high-water mark of churning sonic storms. This is some of their finest work.

"...reminiscent of peering through a mircoscope at a drop of pond water: There's a lot more going on than you'd ever suspect."-Option

"Mnemonists were the precursor to Biota, essentially the same band with a different name, and a slightly more alien quality to their stream of consciousness expression...

Kind of different from typical ReR fare, but then again, don't forget that the first Cuneiform release was a (very good, if I must say so myself) compilation of Stevie's work. His work is a precursor to things like lo-fi and indie pop, but it is really...

Excellent works by Robert Musci and Giovanni Venosta, two Italian composers. Using samplers, synths, tapes and more, they combine their music with ethnic recordings.
Their use of recorded ethnic voices and rhythms combined with their own work makes for a cross between Jon Hassell & Holger Czukay. This is 75 minutes of music from their two early ReR lp titles Water Messages On Desert Sand and Urban And Tribal Portraits. For me, Water Messages especially was their best work....

Excellent works by Robert Musci and Giovanni Venosta, two Italian composers. Using samplers, synths, tapes and more, they combine their music with ethnic recordings.
Their use of recorded ethnic voices and rhythms combined with their own work makes for a cross between Jon Hassell & Holger Czukay. This is 75 minutes of music from their two early ReR lp titles Water Messages On Desert Sand and Urban And Tribal Portraits. For me, Water Messages especially was their best work....

"In the late 1980s two globetrotting Milanese composers joined forces to produce an acclaimed and prescient record made in equal parts from their own performances and ethnic field recordings, a little in the manner of Eno/Byrne's "My Life in the Bush...

This ensemble was formed to perform live music to films. The score straddles genres, running the gamut between composed, improvised, graphic, atmospheric and avant garde movie soundtrack. The films were three silent black and white classics: Joris Iven...

Excellent works by two Italian composers. Using samplers, synths, tapes & more, they combine their music with ethnic recordings. Their use of recorded ethnic voices & rhythms combined with their own music makes for a cross between Jon Hassell & Holger ...

N.O.R.M.A. are a Bologna, Italy based experimental septet. They are joined on this record by Chris Cutler as well as guest Phil Minton. The musicians joyfully help themselves from the vast storage of music's history. They complement pieces by Satie wit...

The Necks are an improvising post-jazz trio from Australia, whose music is about as far from New Orleans as you could imagine. It's jazz that has been stripped of all its excess, and been re-forged out of the belly of minimal trance club culture. Hangi...

"This is the 13th release from Australian maverick trio The Necks, now approaching their 20th Anniversary, and still occupying a genre-group of one. Their slow, gripping, development of a single idea over the length of a whole CD, while somehow obvious...

From a single, informal musical theme, The Necks weave a nebulous tapestry of sounds, styles and textures that is at once escapist, organic and bold. Accomplishing an astonishingly ambient sound for a trio, drummer Tony Buck, double bassist Lloyd Swant...

The Necks have many fine albums, but this remains their single greatest work, imo.

This is a single full hour piece that, like Manuel Gottsching's E2-E4, sets up what seems to be a simple groove, and then dances around within that simple....

"Now in their twenty-fourth year, the Necks' new release, Mindset, their sixteenth album features two starkly contrasting tracks: the pulsating, raw, 'Rum Jungle' and the slower building, rather hypnotic 'Daylights.' Polyrhythms imbue both pieces with powerful forward motion, embroiled with which ethereal piano patterns interweave with bass, drums, electronics, churning Hammonds and noise-guitars. Drummer and percussionist Tony Buck writes: Mindset shares some elements in common with our previous album...

"Now in their twenty-fourth year, the Necks' new release, Mindset, their sixteenth album features two starkly contrasting tracks: the pulsating, raw, 'Rum Jungle' and the slower building, rather hypnotic 'Daylights.' Polyrhythms imbue both pieces with powerful forward motion, embroiled with which ethereal piano patterns interweave with bass, drums, electronics, churning Hammonds and noise-guitars. Drummer and percussionist Tony Buck writes: Mindset shares some elements in common with our previous album...

"Now in their twenty-fourth year, the Necks' new release, Mindset, their sixteenth album, and first LP - features two starkly contrasting tracks: the pulsating, raw, 'Rum Jungle' and the slower building, rather hypnotic 'Daylights.' Polyrhythms imbue...

Another scorching, hypnotic, ground breaking, concept-expanding release from outstanding Australian trio The Necks. This new double CD re-writes the rules yet again. Mosquito begins with the scrunching sound of a hand drum with hanging rattles being dr...

"Their first studio CD for three years - named after an industrial suburb in Sydney - famous mainly for its correctional facility - Silverwater ranges further and wider than the Necks' former releases, exploring a more sectional structure that...

The latest release by the extraordinary Australian improvising ambient/jazz trio, The Necks, is drawn from a soundtrack the group composed for the prize-winning Australian movie (recorded in 1997), The Boys. For the Necks this is a revolutionary move;...

"Formed in Australia the late 1980s by Chris Abrahams, Tony Buck and Lloyd Swanton, the NECKS have been hailed by the New York Times as 'one of the greatest bands in the world.

"Entirely new and entirely now...They produce a post-jazz, post...

"A concert recording from Townsville, Thuringowa, Northern Queensland, Australia from February 15, 2007. For over two decades the Necks have been stepping onto stages with absolutely nothing in mind, waiting for the first sound to happen and then following it through – with glacial inevitability, and never any sudden shift of gear - or introduction of new material – for an hour or so. Never mechanical minimalism - since each moment is invested with an intense presence – this is more a dense liquefaction...

"A concert recording from Townsville, Thuringowa, Northern Queensland, Australia from February 15, 2007. For over two decades the Necks have been stepping onto stages with absolutely nothing in mind, waiting for the first sound to happen and then following it through – with glacial inevitability, and never any sudden shift of gear - or introduction of new material – for an hour or so. Never mechanical minimalism - since each moment is invested with an intense presence – this is more a dense liquefaction...

In the early 80s, after the Art Bears ceased, drummer and lyricist Chris Cutler wanted to continue with another 'song oriented' project. Continuing to work with the amazing and distinctive Dagmar Krause, the vocalist from Slapp Happy, Henry Cow and the Art Bears, he enlisted bassoonist/composer Lindsay Cooper, also formerly of Henry Cow as the musical director, to provide the compositions and accordionist/harpist Zeena Parkins. This is the group that recorded the first News From Babel album, Sirens and...

In the early 80s, after the Art Bears ceased, drummer and lyricist Chris Cutler wanted to continue with another 'song oriented' project. Continuing to work with the amazing and distinctive Dagmar Krause, the vocalist from Slapp Happy, Henry Cow and the Art Bears, he enlisted bassoonist/composer Lindsay Cooper, also formerly of Henry Cow as the musical director, to provide the compositions and accordionist/harpist Zeena Parkins. This is the group that recorded the first News From Babel album, Sirens and...

"Roscoe Mitchell (Art Ensemble of Chicago), John Tilbury (AMM), Pauline Oliveros (electronics innovator, Deep Listening Band), Wadada Leo Smith (U.S. avant garde).
Pointillistic improvisations by the experts. A conservative but beautifully recorded live concert performance from the Angelica Festival, 2011."

“After many years percolating, this 3rd release by Ossatura documents a quite dramatic aesthetic shift - including more acoustic instruments alongside the electronic; more settled, cyclic rhythms; more harmonic concord - even a song. On occasion reminiscent of the Necks in abstract mood, these pieces offer pools of complex, grounded, shifting textures, interpenetrated by atmospheric field recordings. Immersive. compositions by Elio Martusciello, Luca Venitucci, Fabrizio Spera.”

Special sale while they last! "Improvisation is the main raison dtre for this Italian trio, who met in the mid 90s, and are now one of the leading groups on the international improvising circuit. ReR released their first CD Dentro a collaboration wit...

Ossatura are an Italian quartet consisting of guitars, piano/synthesizers, drums, electro-acoustic objects, amplified objects, electronics, tapes, etc. and this record features the participation of Tim Hodgkinson on reeds & Hawaiian guitar. [ReR]

Pretty heavily left-field album of music mostly for brass and reeds, bass, drums and accordion, with medium wave radio broadcasts somehow filtered in on 3 of the five tracks. I don't know what to say; this sounds like my parent's Xavier Cugat album bro...

Great performances and excellent, rockin' live sound.

"A great live recording of the sadly short-lived version of the band that existed between the arrival of Eric Drew Feldman and the departure of Chris Cutler. By far the best recording of the Scott, Cutler, Maimone rhythm section, I think, and the whole band is on intense concert form: David racked up to 11, Eric working equally on foundations and fine details as to the out-there manner born and Jim Jones somewhere in the stratosphere...

Great performances and excellent, rockin' live sound.

"A great live recording of the sadly short-lived version of the band that existed between the arrival of Eric Drew Feldman and the departure of Chris Cutler. By far the best recording of the Scott, Cutler, Maimone rhythm section, I think, and the whole band is on intense concert form: David racked up to 11, Eric working equally on foundations and fine details as to the out-there manner born and Jim Jones somewhere in the stratosphere...

This is the first recording of the seventeenth-century masterpiece, TheBook of Perrine. It comprises some of the most beautiful piecesexclusively written for baroque lute by Ennemond Gaultier, professor to the Queen of France, and his equally notable c...

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...

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.
This was their second and in my opinion the greatest release during the band's life and came very near the end of the band's existence. Using guitar, keyboards, saxes, bass, drums and vocals, despite the band's Canterbury-ish roots and their more...

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.
This was their second and in my opinion the greatest release during the band's life and came very near the end of the band's existence. Using guitar, keyboards, saxes, bass, drums and vocals, despite the band's Canterbury-ish roots and their more...

Guitarist Poole contributed a great track to our "156 Strings" compilation, so it is a real pleasure for me to hear more by him! "Minds Island features Rod Pooles just intoned acoustic guitar with the remarkable voice of Sasha Bogdanowitsch, whose word...

"Allen Ravenstine, erstwhile eminence grise of classic-era Pere Ubu, was one of the best-integrated and least predictable pioneers of analogue synthesis in rock until, in the late 1980’s, he quit both the public and the musical arena to pursue entirely different interests. But he never lost his interest in, or his feel for, analogue electronics. A few years ago, with Pere Ubu’s current synthesist, Robert Wheeler, he recorded ‘Farm Report and City Desk - in the context of a documentary about modular...

"Eccentricity in music is tricky in that it's difficult to embrace it in moderation. There's risk of having it come off as either overly (and gratingly) deliberate, or teetering over the precipice into full-blown novelty. Pere Ubu co-founder Allen Ravenstine's Waiting For The Bomb is one of these rare exceptions where peculiarity, nuance and genuine warmth align in such a way that it's perched right on that edge and all the more evocative because of it. One of the album's most striking and disorienting...

Fourth album for this band. They manage to sound rough-hewn in an attractive way, while executing some pretty interesting/complex musical maneuvers in a way similar to The Work, although they don't sound like them. I found parts of this reminiscent of...

This is one of those recordings that arrived unannounced in the mail. I knew Lesli Dalaba, of course, but the others were new to me. The project is Eric Glick Reiman's and I found it immediately intriguing. There seemed to be something quite subtle goi...