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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 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]"..

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...

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...

“Double CD of live acoustic gigs with Didier and the all female band; This is in fact a recording of Daevid Allen's Invisible Opera Company Of Tibet during the band's European tour, released under Allen's name only.
These CDs are drawn from two concerts: Daevid's first major gigs in London at the Tabernacle in Nottinghill Gate and in France at Toulon, which was also Daevid's first encounter with Didier Malherbe (Bloomdido Bad de Grasse) since the heady Gong days of '74/'75.
Some of these...

"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...

“Nigerian drummer Tony Allen says this is the "best (record) in my life," and with a career spanning over 50 years, that's quite the confession for the Afrobeat pioneer and former Fela Kuti fixture. The Source represents Blue Note's classic era while symbolizing the label's innovative present.”

“Released on jazz label Blue Note, The Source is a collaboration between a bunch of French jazzbos and famed Afrobeat rhythmatist Tony Allen. So it isn't like Fela Kuti type stuff. It's an excellent album...

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 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

"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...

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...

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...

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's another completely wonderful, flowing, spacey album, featuring just Manuel performing on sequencer, keyboards and a lot of guitar. He did one more great one after this, Blackouts, then took some time off and returned to utter greatness and glory with..

“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...

“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...

Why does “RoxxVoxx” think that “Ginger Baker / Graham Bond” is more sellable than what this really is, which is Ginger Baker’s Airforce”? Damned if I know.

“Ginger Baker and Graham Bond, live from Bremn, Germany on October 24th, 1970. Back together for the first time since their powerhouse days in the Graham Bond Organisation with Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, and Graham Bond join forces again in Ginger Baker's Air Force.
Having unknowingly and single-handedly invented jazz-rock fusion, Bond was.

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...

"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 ...

“Peter Pears: Balinese Ceremonial Music is nine songs written by Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman) and Nico Muhly plus three gamelan transcriptions by ethnomusicologist Colin McPhee, which inspired the new songs.
Bartlett and Muhly play pianos and keyboards on the album, and Bartlett sings, joined by other musicians on strings and metallic pitched percussion.
McPhee recorded a suite of Balinese ceremonial music with Benjamin Britten in 1941. Muhly says: "The project is named after Peter Pears...

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..

BBI is Philippe Bussonet on bass (Magma's magnificent bassist since 1995, as well as one of the powers behind One Shot), Jean-Claude Buire on drums (drummer for Offering in the late 1980s) and Laurent Imperato on guitar (a founding member of Xaal, although he had left by the time they started recording.
This was Philippe's side-band before co-forming One Shot and this studio work was recorded in 1996, but never released until now. They are a power trio that mixes the most 'rock' aspects of One Shot...

Classic loud and heavy album by Jeff Beck (one of Jeff's heaviest) with the rhythm section of Vanilla Fudge.

Gordon Beck (piano)
John McLaughlin (guitar)
Jeff Clyne (bass)
Tony Oxley (drums)
Joy Marshall (vocals)
This is very nice, lightly swinging jazz standards. John gets one solo. Don't buy this expecting Extrapolation or Bitches Brew, but still, LOOK AT THIS BAND!

"Gordon Beck, English jazz pianist and composer, broke onto the London scene in the early 1960s joining the Tubby Hayes group in 1962. Forming his own succession of groups from 1965 onwards. A subsequent 26 album car

What a guitarist! What a band! (Just Terry Bozzio-drums and Tony Hymas on keyboards! That's all!)
After a long time away, Jeff came back with this one in the late 80s; I remember seeing him do the song "Sling Shot" which is on here with this band...

"There and Back, Jeff Beck's first new studio album in four years, found him moving from old keyboard partner Jan Hammer (three tracks) to new one Tony Hymas (five), which turned out to be the difference between competition and support. Hence, the...

The 2nd of the three 'fusion' albums released by Beck in the mid 70s, while in thrall to the Mahavishnu Orchestra, which was a surprising but very satisfying path for a 'rock' guitarist to go down. And he did it with class and style. A classic!

"Released in 1976, Jeff Beck's Wired contains some of the best jazz-rock fusion of the period. Wired is generally more muscular, albeit less-unique than its predecessor, Blow by Blow. Joining keyboardist Max Middleton, drummer Richard Bailey, and producer..

This was recorded in 1977 and is Jeff's most over the top jazz-rock fusion blowout. It features tunes from Blow by Blow, Wired and Jan's The First Seven Days. A classic of over the top mid/late 70s fusion.

This is a solo synthesizer/keyboard release; the closest to space music as Bedford ever got!

"David Bedford was originally commissioned to write Great Equatorial as part of the celebrations surrounding the renovation of the room containing the Great Equatorial Telescope at Greenwich Observatory, in London. Just ten minutes in length, his initial vision was subsequently expanded into six movements totaling a little over one hour, a vast and sweeping suite that defies ready categorization. The...

“This CD, on the 'Voiceprint' label, features four previously unreleased recordings by a couple of notable figures from the 'prog rock'/avant garde music scene of the early 1970s - David Bedford and Tom Newman.
David Bedford was a man of many musical talents, composing music for the concert hall, as well as arranging for, and performing on, many esoteric albums by artists such as Roy Harper, the Edgar Broughton Band and, most notably, Kevin Ayers (in his band 'The Whole World') and Mike Oldfield...

“Written in 1970 on a commission from The London Sinfonietta for a 'Third Stream' concert, THE GARDEN OF LOVE is scored for a "classical" quintet, rock group with vocal solo, and "six beautiful dancing girls".
The essential idea is clever. Composer David Bedford starts with a melodic germ which is only heard in fragments throughout the aggressively ugly eighteen minute instrumental beginning section. After an extreme of cacophony is reached, the melody is finally heard in its entirety in a closing...

"An up-close-and-personal 4-camera document of the Beller band's one-night-only 2010 show at the Baked Potato in Los Angeles, featuring the Wednesday Night Live lineup. Special features include between-song dialogue not present on the CD, additional....

"Digitally remastered edition of this 1968 album. Bengali Bauls are a group of mystic minstrels from Bengal, which includes the Indian state of West Bengal and the country of Bangladesh. They can often be identified by their distinctive clothes and musical instruments but not much is known of their origin. Bauls use a number of musical instruments the most common is the Ektara, a one stringed plucked drum drone instrument, others include the Dotara a fretless lute. The Bauls were the three guys standing...

The debut by Big Brother, when Janis was just a member of the band and not THE STAR; originally released by Mainstream, it wasn't until later, when Columbia reissued it, that the 'featuring Janis Joplin' was added!

Recorded in December of 1966, it has a weak production, but it's still an accurate record of early psychedelia.