Mega Blowout Sale

Fourth and final release by the original 10cc featuring Lol Creme and Kevin Godley, who left 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.

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!...

"Magnificent" - Boston Rock

"...will easily contend for the best release of new music this year." - Gibraltar

"...one of the most unique and startling albums in a long time - original, vibrant and cutting edge." - Expose


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. As the review says below, it strongly hints at a parallel universe combination of Ye

"Forest Bathing, or Shinrin-yoku, is a term that means “taking in the forest atmosphere.” It was developed in Japan during the 1980s and has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine.
“Taking in the forest atmosphere” became the inspiration for A Hawk and A Hacksaw’s newest album. Their forest bath of choice is the Valle De Oro National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. This new album features ten original compositions by Heather Trost and Jeremy Barnes....

"At this point it is pretty secure to say that A.C.T had established their own personal way to express their ideas.Their QUEEN-meet-ABBA-meet-DREAM THEATER style is fairly grounded on extremely dense and technical musicianship, which surprisingly contains numerous incredible, striking melodies. Elements of Classical Music, Heavy Metal, Rock Opera and cheesy Pop are combined with generosity and intelligence with most of the tracks being pretty short, but sometimes they are tightly connected to form...

"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 ...

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

"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...

One of Daevid's better 1980's album was designed with a rich skien of background tapes over which he played live guitar. I saw the tour he did based around the concept and it was pretty great.
This has some really good guitarwork from him (while he's never been a flashy player like Hillage, I've always admired his guitarwork on Camembert) and some extremely cool ideas in the background tapes. Recommended!

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...

"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...

"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...

"This album and its companion first set prove that Warren Haynes of Government Mule was the best possible choice to take the Duane spot. Haynes shines all over this album, not in displaying his own style to the detriment of the great spirit of the Allmans but in synergizing with Betts and the rest of the group towards the greater goal of re-capturing the magical Allman's spirit.
He channels the spirit so well, he gets the rest of the band to remember what they were all about and feel it that much...

The classic, amazing 3rd album by the Allman’s that (a) made them and (b) set the template for jam bands for the next 45 years.

“Whereas most great live rock albums are about energy, At Fillmore East is like a great live jazz session, where the pleasure comes from the musicians' interaction and playing. The great thing about that is, the original album that brought the Allmans so much acclaim is as notable for its clever studio editing as it is for its performances. Producer Tom Dowd skillfully...

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 release is by a Japanese duo that Alain of Soleil Zeuhl discovered. Yoshiyuki plays keyboards/synths/programming and Yoshihiro Yamaji plays guitar and bass. All of the drums are programmed, but they do a very good job of it, and this excellent...

"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

"Probably the most pop-accessible of Laurie Anderson's recorded work, Mister Heartbreak features a number of stunning luminaries on the cutting edge of popular music at the time. Striking guitar work by King Crimson guitarist Adrian Belew permeates....

"Laurie Anderson's third proper studio album, coming over five years after 1984's Mister Heartbreak (1986's Home of the Brave was a film soundtrack), is a near-total departure from anything she had done before or, indeed, anything she did after...

"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...

"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 the main strings at right angles with yet another set of sitar strings mounted on the body, a rope, a viola bridge - which holds yet more strings - and thirteen pickups and microphones which can separately amplify all the elements, sending them to...

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....

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...

"...Reflektor, the Montreal collective's much anticipated fourth long-player and first double-album, moves the group even further from pop culture sanctification with a seismic yet impenetrable 13-track set (at 75 minutes it’s one minute over standard single disc capacity) that guts the building but leaves the roof intact. Going big was never going to be a problem, especially for a band so well-versed in the art of anthem husbandry, and they're still capable of shaking the rafters, as evidenced by the..

"After releasing many albums on his own Discus label, Martin Archer finally got a well-deserved chance to introduce his work to a slightly larger audience with Angel High Wires, released by La Cooka Ratcha. This project is a collaboration with poet...

The 4th album from the band that I consider to be possibly the finest Italian progressive rock band of the 1970's, & certainly a band in the top tier of all early 1970's progressive bands worldwide! Area combined jazz/rock/stolen ethnic music (mostly from Eastern Europe and the Middle East)/the avant garde and more. Superb playing from all (vocals/organ, guitar, electric piano/synths, bass & drums).
While everyone shines, the vocalist, the late Demetrio Stratos is rightly one of the legends of...

The 3rd album from the band that I consider to be possibly the finest Italian progressive rock band of the 1970's, & certainly a band in the top tier of all early 1970's progressive bands worldwide! Area combined jazz/rock/stolen ethnic music (mostly f...

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...

Jazz as we know it today in all it's glorious and myriad forms AS WELL AS the root of much contemporary / popular music starts HERE!

"The most important musician of the century past has had a trumpet-load of retrospectives appear since...

"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...

For fans of early / mid 70s jazz/electric jazz, this set represents the best bargain in our entire inventory. Hugely recommended!
Horacee is a drummer and bandleader who released these two fine albums in the early 70s. Both are minor classics, imo and are presented here in complete form!
Tribes was originally released in 1972 and the first of his albums on Columbia. This is a very good album, although it should be mentioned that unlike his second release, Tales of the Exonerated Flea, this is more..

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

This album, recorded in Berlin, and originally released in 1977 on Virgin, marks the first time Manuel Gottsching used the name Ashra (as opposed to Ash Ra Tempel). This was also possibly the first time that the term "new age" was used on a record! It'...

One of the greatest and certainly most fun releases of the US new wave scene of the late 70s. This was their first album and everything is in place; the Mosrite surf guitar sound, the rock-solid beat, the chirpy female vocals and Fred's deadpan delivery. Solid as a rock and ten times as much fun!

"Even in the weird, quirky world of new wave and post-punk in the late '70s, the B-52's' eponymous debut stood out as an original. Unabashed kitsch mavens at a time when their peers were either vulgar...

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...

Was there a finer, more sophisticated (and successful!) pop composer in the 60s than Burt Bacharach? Maybe Jimmy Web gives him a run for his money, but he wasn't as ubiquitous as Burt was. Or as rhythmically nuts, while selling millions of copies!
This is Burt as a successful composer, but before he reached his pinnacle of his 60s work with Dionne Warwick.

"The advantages of Bacharach's personal supervision was evidenced by such memorable hits as Jerry Butler's 'Make It Easy On Yourself'...

Duck Baker is a highly regarded fingerstyle guitarist who is well versed in all the traditions one would expect from a 'fingerstyle guitarist'. But he's also a knowledgeable fan of and performer of free music styles and this is his first-ever release in that idiom. This guy is a master.

"I have played free jazz for over forty years and made records for over thirty, so it might seem strange that this is my recording debut in this style. A few bits and pieces have come out here and there; tracks...

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...

Released shortly after their film soundtrack, Garofano Rosso, this is a vocal album that has been described as a cross between ELP and Genesis. This was released in Italy as "Come In Un'Ultima Cena" with Italian vocals, but was released with new English vocals internationally on ELP's Manticore label as this, in a last attempt to bring Rock Progressivo Italiano to the world.

"Their second and final album for the label, As In A Last Supper was the English language version of their classic Come...

"Esoteric Antenna are pleased to announce the release of the eagerly awaited new studio album by John Lees Barclay James Harvest - "North". The album (featuring all new material) draws on the fine musical heritage of Barclay James Harvest whilst...

"Franco Battiato was an Italian pop singer who for a span in the 70s made a string of very experimental albums that fit very roughly in the vein of groups such as Opus Avantra or Pierrot Lunaire.
Battiato on all of these titles (and beyond) set out to create completely new musical forms, and evolved from strange pop and rock realms to systemic and minamalist music before returning to pop music."-Expose/Mike McLatchey.

Battiato's music can jump from neo classical to Italian progressive rock (somewhere between Sensations Fix and Le Orme) to space rock like Gong and on to bizarre tape collages with narration. It all adds up to a fascinating and innovative album with mo...

"Sulle Corde Di Aries was Battiato's third release and showed his fascination for electronic, minimalist and systemic musics. As such, it is quite similar to Pollution except much more electronic based and with a more definitive style. There are also a lot of modern classical strains coming through here and a great spacey feel again reminding me of Sensations Fix or Gong at times. A simply fascinating album."-Expose/Mike McLatchey.

"...there was a time when i would have had to have had this but to all intents and purposes it is an unpleasant listen of bizarre ambient noises and early synth sounds. for completists only I feel."-J.M. Edwards

"The term 'cybernetic music' had been coined shortly after World War 2 by Louis Barron, a pioneer in the early field of electronic sound generation and "musique-concrete", whose special focus was the parallel between natural and electronic behaviours ~ cybernetics! Together with his wife.

The two volumes of the Beatles BBC recordings presents the band in their early performing prime, mostly recorded live to mono in great sound and in a very direct way that their studio recordings didn't present. They show what an extraordinary BAND they...