Mega Blowout Sale

Third release by the original 10cc featuring Lol Creme and Kevin Godley, who left not too long after this to work on the gizmo and make a name for themselves writing really smart and smart-ass pop music that didn't sell until they became early video producers and doing fine work in that arena.

Classic, classy stuff that could never happen now. Yes, it has their ubiquitous pop hit. It was an amazing work; Watch this and be amazed...

Before the somewhat surprising reformation of King Crimson, if you wanted your fix of all things KC, you had to go to the Robert Fripp-approved tribute band, consisting of all ex members of Crimson, with the exception of Jakko, who was not an ex member, but is NOW a member, along with Mel Collins.
One thing for fans to note is that even though this is NOT King Crimson, they concentrate solely on the first four albums by King Crimson, as well as the closely related McDonald & Giles album!...

Before the somewhat surprising reformation of King Crimson, if you wanted your fix of all things KC, you had to go to the Robert Fripp-approved tribute band, consisting of all ex members of Crimson, with the exception of Jakko, who was not an ex member, but is NOW a member, along with Mel Collins.
One thing for fans to note is that even though this is NOT King Crimson, they concentrate solely on the first four albums by King Crimson, as well as the closely related McDonald & Giles album!...

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 5UU's, featuring rock complexity, extraordinary production (by bassist and singer Bob Drake) and high energy precision mixed with eccentric song-writing. People that work this hard are becoming an endangered species. Extraordinary."-Chris Cutler

“A newly re-mastered and expanded edition of the highly collectable and legendary 1972 self-titled album by 9:30 Fly.
Formed in Cheltenham in 1971, 9:30 were a highly original band who took in folk and progressive influences in their work. The line-up featured Michael Wainwright (vocals), Barbara Wainwright (vocals, keyboards), Lyn Oakey (guitar), Gary Charman (bass) and Mike Clark (drums).
Released on the Ember label in 1972, "9:30 Fly" is legendary for the originality of the music within and...

"Without a doubt, this is one of the holy grails of the Japanese early seventies lysergic psych scene, together with Speed Glue & Shinki, Sato Masahiko & Soundbreakers and People/Ceremony.
Privately released in a tiny edition on the Oz Records label way back in 1973, the original artifact was and is till this day the only legitimate recording on vinyl to feature the Rallizes and Acid Seven, in addition to a side each from Minami Masato and the legendary Taj Mahal Travellers.
New double-CD ...

Yes, after something like 40 years, Acqua Fragile return and it's genuinely them; I've heard this and fans of their original albums, as well as 70s Rock Progressivo Italiano will not be disappointed!

"A brand new album by Italian Progressive Rock legends Acqua Fragile. Along with compatriots PFM (for whom Bernard Lanzetti’s stunning vocal prowess graced several classic albums), Acqua Fragile were true progressive rock pioneers in the 1970s.
A New Chant features original members Piero Canavera.

Neil Campell – classical and electric guitars, keyboards
Marty Snape – acoustic guitars, keyboards, electronics
Roger Gardiner – bass
Viktor Nordberg – drums
Perri Alleyne-Hughes – vocals on 8 & 9
Ian Cantwell & Mark Jones – vocals on 11

“Imagine if the world was almost destroyed and there were just a few survivors left. With the goal of building a new positive world from the wreckage of the past what sort of music would surviving musicians make?
After the Flood is a

Morgan Ågren is one of the great drummers of our time. Best known for his work with Mats/Morgan Band, he's also a fine composer and musical thinker.

Since the mid 2000s, one of his interests have been to combine the intense jazz/rock stylings of the Mats/Morgan's earlier work with more contemporary technology, stylings and sounds (think 'beats' and 'electronica'); while those words might scare some folks reading this away, if you liked the sound of "Thanks For Flying With Us" and "[schack tati]"..

"One look at that space-age cover art and you know already you're in for a treat! Mexico's Al Universo was formed by Jorge Reyes, who recorded this album of spacey, largely electronic prog rock in 1976 (released in 1979) with Jorge Reyes (Chac Mool fame). Rock with some classical influence, plus blues and jazz; a special sounding progressive rock is the result.
Viajero del Espacio (trans. "Space Traveler") is an extraterrestrial odyssey performed in Spanish that serves up a cosmic cocktail of...

This is a high-quality pirate edition of two never-reissued, very obscure Krautrock rarities, with ties to Can.

"His first two LPs from 1974 and 1976 on one CD, complete and with all original jacket artwork and lyrics. Now performs as Alex...

“Playbax Method
stage one:
certain rhythm tracks copied from mastertape of new york gong lp are cut into various multiples of bar lengths and spliced into loops which are then replayed onto playbax master into organised sequences/loop contructs:
stage two:
construct suggest fresh themes and treatments”

One of Daevid's better 1980's albums (this) was designed with a rich skien of background tapes over which he played live guitar.
I saw the tour he did based around the...

“I'm an old Gong freak, like many Daevid Allen fans are, and have found his solo work spotty. I loved "Who's Afraid" with Kramer, but haven't found any of Daevid's solo work very focused since "Good Morning." I got this CD and didn't give this CD a fair listen for 2 years. Now that I have done so in the past 2 weeks, I have found it to be Daevid's most focused, daring, and mature work ever.
It's a very personal collection of songs, as is detailed in Daevid's liner notes, and it shows. He deals with...

Now this is an interesting one, as it consists of the earliest surviving recordings (1967-1969) by Daevid and musicians after he ended up in Paris when he was denied re-entry into the UK following Soft Machine's summer sojourn to France. This was previously released, about 20 years ago, on a tiny French label and has been unavailable ever since. Not for the casual fan, but fairly essential for (a) Daevid fans, (b) psychedelia collectors and (c) fans of 'stoned hippie fuckery'.

"In the weeks...

"This compact disc contains the full version of the 'Death Of Rock' EP, issued on Shangai Records in 1982. The other four tracks are all previously unreleased material."

"A charming poetic hodgepodge this, allowing the Gong shaman Daevid Allen...

This is a solo album from the period when Daevid was living in Australia and working solo. It was designed around Daevid's guitar and voice and some taped accompaniment from guests; it's also one of the earliest Voiceprint releases...

This is both of two albums that joined Daevid with multi-instrumentalist Kramer.
I saw one of their shows and they worked really great together. Kramer put a little bit of edge into Daevid's whimsy, but it was also really clear that both musicians really liked each others' work, despite the apparent differences in style and approach.
Both of these collaborations are some of the best of Daevid's 90s work, I think.

"Geri Allen's earlier 2006 album, Zodiac Suite: Revisited, a fine effort recorded under the banner of the Mary Lou Williams Collective, celebrated the legendary pianist by rescuing one of her major works from obscurity. On Timeless Portraits and Dreams Allen widens her scope, as she is wont to do, to bridge jazz, spirituals, and classical music. She performs lyrical solo pieces and jazz classics, demonstrates the art of the trio with Miles Davis alumni Ron Carter and Jimmy Cobb, backs the exceptional...

Still a fine album, but the band was reeling from the blow of Duane Allman’s death so soon after the success of Live At The Fillmore East....

“A tribute to the dearly departed Duane, Eat a Peach rambles through two albums, running through a side of new songs, recorded post-Duane, spending a full album on live cuts from the Fillmore East sessions, then offering a round of studio tracks Duane completed before his death. On the first side, they do suggest the mellowness of the Dickey Betts-led...

"This CD is an accurate representation of the Allman Brothers Band live at the Beacon Theater in NYC. I've been to the Beacon many times and can tell you that this is an excellent CD and it recreates the sonic qualities of the room, PA, etc. You have to remember that this is a LIVE recording and is not a studio CD. It captures the nuances of the live performance and the sound of the theater. The recording was mixed live by Bud and he did a heck of a job mastering the overall CD.
Greg's vocals are...

"This is the second proper full-length album by Swedish super-group The Amazing. The Amazing fell far from the tree. A natural process: coming together through affection, then slowly crystallizing into a folk-rock-psych-pop-collective slowly pushing, bending, then playing with any preconceived notions of pop. When a band takes a name like The Amazing, they'd better have the chops to back it up. Happily, this Swedish outfit -- a collective headed by Reine Fiske and Johan Holmegard of neo-psych juggernauts...

"Wait For A Light To Come features brand-new recordings of Swedish folk-rock-psych-pop perfection. Their 2009 debut album received unanimous critical acclaim worldwide. This follow-up is an all-encompassing sonic soundscape of groovy electric folk-rock, psychedelic pop and heavy jams. The core musicians in The Amazing are Christoffer Gunrup, Reine Fiske (who doubles as the lead guitar wizard in Dungen and who solos so furiously, it's as if something's trapped inside him that must be turned into melody...

"File under "Yes." When this version of the band couldn't obtain rights to the name, they put their album out under their combined names, but it's still Yes by any other name. Jon Anderson's tenor wails through spacy lyrics, Rick Wakeman constructs cathedrals of synthesized sound, Steve Howe rips high-pitched guitar leads, and Bill Bruford makes his drums sound like timpani..."-AllMusic

"The Secret Language of Birds is Ian Anderson's third solo album, but the first to specifically highlight his melodic skill and guitar prowess on a set of folk-inspired songs.
While his second effort, 1995's Divinities, was a move in the right direction and a sonic precursor to the set at hand, it still was held back by its conscious decision to downplay Anderson's obvious acoustic heritage for a more classical bent. But sometimes the obvious is what works best, and Jethro Tull fans were pleased to...

This is alternatives and outtakes, etc from around the time of their the first album.

“Andromeda was a psychedelic/progressive rock trio formed by singer-guitarist John Cann (also known as John Du Cann), formerly of the psychedelic garage band the Attack, Mick Hawksworth (bass, vocals), and Ian McClane (drums, vocals).
The group performed in various London venues including Middle Earth and the Marquee Club. Cann's guitar was the dominant instrument, leading listeners through classically...

"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, electrified, giant Sardinian folk guitar. A tour de force of technique and at the same time highly musical; and there is so much going on here at any given time that it is difficult to relate what your ears tell you to just one Frankenstein instrument. Dense...

"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). In this format, you can also see the instrument close-to - a highly rebuilt and extended giant Sardinian guitar - with many sympathetic and extra strings, motor driven hurdy gurdy wheels, whirling strings, springs and other appendages, played, like a cello...

Takumi Fukushima – violin, voice
Paolo Angeli – prepared Sardinian guitar, voice
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 here with Paolo who makes an excellent musical partner for her.

"This is Paulo Angeli’s fifth release, this time with ex-After Dinner, ex Volupuk violinist and....

"Subliminal Sounds presents the spell-binding debut album from Swedish femme psych-folk/rock delight AnnaMy. Top-notch songwriting and stellar musicianship in a style reminiscent of the masters of the early 1970s such as Fairport Convention, Pentangle, Mellow Candle, Trees, Comus, Vashti Bunyan, Linda Perhacs and others. Yet AnnaMy performs in an unmistakable style all of her own that is both fully rooted in the now and timeless. Full electric band setting with guitars, bass, organ, flute, cello, drums...

"Strange but classic rare album from the psychedelic era, this was recorded in the Ohio state back in 1968. We should call this hippie, West Coast psychedelic folk-rock with Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane and Quicksilver influences. The album contains a good number of originals plus a few covers like 'Hey Joe' or the fantastic remake of 'Violets of Dawn'. Forty years after its original release, this is now reissued officially for the first time.” Label says: "In 1968, a group of talented college...

This is a high-quality pirate edition of this never-reissued, very obscure Krautrock rarity.

"From 1971. A very strange 'paycheck' project for Conny Plank and Achim Reichel's Gorilla Musik production company. Wonderland-esque German rock with...

Completely charming album that should appeal to folks who love the more acoustic-based 'avant/progressive-yet-tuneful' stylings of L'Ensemble Raye, Feliu i Joan-Albert, 3 Mice, etc. This has definite Italian as well as South American folk influences...

Jostein Smeby / guitar, vocals
Stig Arve Kvam Jørgensen / hammond, synth, piano, vocals
Erik Paulsen / bass, vocals
Eskil Nyhus / drums, percussion
with:
Alessandro Elide-Metal / percussion

“One of Norway's best musical secrets is Arabs In Aspic. Every new album is better than the previous. The band started out as more of a stoner rock band but the progressive elements kept on creeping into the mix. Hammond organ runs wild on this incendiary live album. The musical styl

This is uproarious Bulgarian wedding band music, ala Ivo Papposav, performed by Yasko & his crack outfit of alto sax, accordion, keyboards & drums.
If you've never heard Bulgarian wedding music, at its best, it sounds like polkas in insane, always changing time signatures, performed at speed-core tempo. This stuff simply must be heard to be believed! Terrific fun and unconditionally recommended.


''Yasko Argirov, master of clarinet, is a living legend in Bulgaria, but his fame, because...

"Formed 2005 when husband / wife folk duo of Tim and Julie Cole began recording with longtime friend and maverick experimental electronic composer Martin Archer, working with lyrics provided by Keith Jafrate. Work on the band's album has taken over...

Dagmar Krause-vocals Chris Cutler-drums, electronics Fred Frith-guitars, keyboards, violin, etc.

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, unlike the first two?) but this one slipped under the radar of a lot of folks, compared to their 1st two.
It's a very bleak, but also a very solid work. And very clever and sly in its own way - who...

Dagmar Krause-vocals
Chris Cutler-drums, electronics
Fred Frith-guitars, keyboards, violin, etc.
This was the 2nd and possibly most successful of the three albums by this immediate offshoot of Henry Cow, as it was recorded AS an Art Bears album (their 1st had been recorded as a Henry Cow album, but half the band objected, so it came out as being by Art Bears).
It’s also their best known album as it was released in the States by The Residents' Ralph label, in the early 80's and at the

"A Jackson in Your House was recorded while the Art Ensemble was on its initial sojourn in Paris with just a quartet -- Roscoe Mitchell, Lester Bowie, Malachi Favors, and Joseph Jarman -- because drummer Phillip Wilson had left to play with Muhal Richard Abrams and Foumoudou Don Moye wasn't in the house yet. So this, along with its companion LP, A Message to Our Folks, showcases the Art Ensemble at its bravest and most vulnerable.
For those familiar with the earlier recordings on Nessa, such as...

"Recorded in 1969, Live in Paris follows two studio albums that the Art Ensemble cut for BYG/Actuel during the same year -- A Jackson in Your House and Message to Our Folks. What Parisian audiences must have made of the band with its wild makeup and costumes can only be debated, but the music contained on this double-CD reissue of the original double album is stellar. Each CD features one composition, divided into two parts, in keeping with the LP releases. "Oh, Strange," by Joseph Jarman and Lester...

“Astral Navigations" is seriously underrated cornerstone album of vintage (1971) psychedelia and acid folk (although this definition is vague, silly and not sufficient).
This album features 2 different bands - "Lightyears Away" (melodic acid folk) and hard rocking "Thundermother". Both bands and this particular album emerged from Musics From Holyground.
Astral Navigations" was a brainchild of larger than life Mike Levon, who produced, recorded and released all albums, and who composed many songs..

Y’know? Given the right luck an breaks, they could have been contenders.....

“The Attack (thanks to an ever growing legion of collectors dedicated to the vibrant sound of mid- to late-'60s Swinging London) have a far larger fan base now than they ever did during their existence. Indeed their unique brand of guitar-heavy, mod-rock qualifies them as one of the finest examples of (the over used term) freakbeat.
The founders Richard Shirman (the only original member to stay with the group...

“A heavy, oft-sampled slab of Bay Area history, and a psych funk masterpiece that cannot be denied. Aura formed in 1974 and played extensively throughout Northern California. By 1976, the band recorded their first and only album at Pacific Recording Studio in San Mateo.
The original title of the album was meant to be “Sativa”, but out of fear that promoting the joys of marijuana would be too controversial, the band omitted the title and just left it as “Aura”. Over the ensuing decades, the Aura...

Their second album. It isn't quite as great as their first because you can't improve upon perfection, but it's still damn great.

"Conventional wisdom has it that all the B-52's' subsequent releases are highly inferior to their debut. While Wild Planet is not the rarefied wonder their first platter is, it's still darn good. The songs here are generally faster, tighter, and punchier than previously, though production values are not as wonderfully quirky and detailed; fewer songs here are as...

“Pitched at the dawn of the American hardcore scene, Bad Brains hit all the fuses at 1000mph and owing to which, had already been banned from numerous clubs in their native Washington D.C. Their appearance at the Old Waldorf, San Francisco in 1982 presented a dub edge although Right Brigade, Destroy Babylon and Big Takeover would ultimately sew the familiar destructive passions of punk together in the set.
There was nothing out there to stop Bad Brains ripping up the rule book of a venomous youth...

This 1986 album was Ginger’s first appearance back on the music scene since 1972! And it was a great return.

"Persuaded by Bill Laswell to continue working throughout the second half of 1980s, drummer Ginger Baker produced some of his most stimulating collections, not least of which were the Laswell produced Middle Passage and this 1986 set.
The drummer is rock-solid throughout, which means that most of the compositions become a showcase for an impressive lineup of guest musicians that...

New, digi-pack issue made from the tapes, of this well known group's debut album that isn't the one they are famous for, but is still a good one, for what it is.

"That is a plain warning for everyone out there that this 1970 debut by...

Note - these copies have a small crease on the lower right hand corner. They are also muy cheap!

“This new facsimile vinyl edition of “A Curious Feeling” has been remixed from the original master tapes by Nick Davis and Tony Banks. The result is in a more dynamic sounding album, with the vinyl cut prepared at Abbey Road studios.”

“Tony Banks’ first solo album borrowed faint elements of Genesis' early progressive sound, making his debut release the strongest in his catalog. Solid....

"This classic album was first released in June 1983 by Charisma Records and four months prior to the release of the album "Genesis" and began life as a series of home demos and was completed at Genesis' The Farm studio.
"The Fugitive" featured contributions from Daryl Stuermer on guitars, Mo Foster on bass and drummers Steve Gadd, Tony Beard and Andy Duncan and for the first time Tony Banks sang lead vocals on all of the songs.
"The Fugitive" spawned the singles 'This is Love' and ...

Frank Difficult - electronics, tapes
Michael Jeffries - baritone sax, bass
Jason McGill - alto sax, percussion
Matt McLaren - drums, percussion
Nicotina - guitar
Alec K. Redfearn - accordion

Described as “Avant-prog-rock folk from Alec K Redfern and crew”, Barnacled is an off-shoot of The Eyesores, with several players members of that band and several players having been members of that band.
I believe that the main person behind the project is Frank Difficult, who ha

I know that John spent a lot of time thinking about this album and recording a lot of things that did NOT go on this album and you can hear the result of that ‘quality control’ immediately.

'Between the Axiom and the Sigh' is the first new album from Ephemeral Sun keyboardist John Battema in 8 years. Inspired and influenced by sci-fi soundtracks from the late 70's/80's and the keyboard-heavy electronic/prog/rock of the 80's, it..