Mega Blowout Sale

Supersister were one of Holland's top progressive bands from 1970-75. They were obviously heavily influenced by Soft Machine & also the Mothers Of Invention but they gave those admitted influences their own spin and came up with something quite wonderful and special, I think. They featured electric piano/fuzz organ, flute, bass, drum & vocals. This was their third album from 1972 and includes a side long track that was music for a ballet as well as shorter tracks. This is a great price on a great album....

“Supertramp came into their own on their third album, 1974's Crime of the Century, as their lineup gelled but, more importantly, so did their sound. The group still betrayed a heavy Pink Floyd influence, particularly in its expansive art rock arrangements graced by saxophones, but Supertramp isn't nearly as spooky as Floyd -- they're snarky collegiate elitists, an art rock variation on Steely Dan or perhaps a less difficult 10cc, filled with cutting jokes and allusions, best heard on "Bloody Well Right."...

"Nestled between the accomplished Crime of the Century album and 1977's Even in the Quietest Moments, Crisis? What Crisis? may not have given the band any chart success, but it did help them capture a fan base that had no concern for Supertramp's...

"The title of Even in the Quietest Moments... isn't much of an exaggeration -- this 1977 album finds Supertramp indulging in some of their quietest moments, spending almost the album in a subdued mood. Actually, the cover photo picture of a snow...

“This Icelandic boogie band never had much success outside their homeland, but that doesn't diminish their achievement. Opening track "The Woman of Our Day" is a slippery blues-rock track that recalls early Blue Öyster Cult (think "Before the Kiss, A Redcap" or "Stairway to the Stars") with clean, non-accented English-language vocals. The second track, "The Mug," is a progressive rock exploration reminiscent of Peter Gabriel-era Genesis (albeit slightly less musically complex), dominated by acoustic...

A remastered 2-on-1 reissue for both of the two studio albums (from 1970 and 1972) by this US band of Jewish boys from Brooklyn who went to Europe, smoked a lot of dope and found bliss (or at least the German Harvest label, who took them under their wing till about 1973). It doesn't all work - some of the vocals and lyrics are fairly cringe-worthy, but when they click and the drugs and the jams come together, it definitely works stupendously well in a hippie/jam/psych way.

While they last, these are $8.00 off the regular price!

"Esoteric Recordings are pleased to release the first ever CD edition of Messages By Steve Swindells. Perhaps best known for his work with Hawkwind offshoot Hawklords, his membership of...

"Cords was the third album to be released from Synergy and was originally released in 1978 whilst Larry Fast was recording and working with Peter Gabriel on his second solo album. The album is wholly composed and performed by Larry fast and contains...

"UK release by electronic pioneer Larry Fast and his Synergy project. Reconstructed Artifacts happened as a byproduct of preparations for a live Synergy appearance at the Alfa-Centauri Electronic Music Festival, Bussum, in the Netherlands in March, 2002. After reconstructing the original analogue patches on turn of the 21st century digital hardware and software synthesizers and relearning the arrangements, it became obvious that making recordings of the completed pieces would be a logical next step."...

Unique and quite good first album by this 'progressive rock/jazz fusion experience' (as it sez on the label), who really are a progressive rock/jazz experience! Considering that these musicians all come from the alternative/underground side of rock...

$7.00 off the usual price of these early 70s CLASSICS, while they last!

Classic, great, early proto-progressive/progressive hard rock band from the UK. This is one of those albums that lives up to the hype. If that sound interests you, you really won't be able to do much better than this legit, licensed version of this fine record. Conditionally highly recommended!

"The rise of power trio T2 in 1970 was rapid: important open-air festivals; headlining residencies at the Marquee Club...

$7.00 off the usual price of these early 70s CLASSICS, while they last!

This is a collection of demos and etc made by the original, short-lived line-up of T2 which - had the band survived - would have formed the foundation for their second album. Of course, they didn't survive and these rare recordings, which actually are pretty good, are all we have. This was previously available only as a very expensive Japanese import, which I paid a fortune for and actually didn't regret doing, which is...

A really nice mix of jazz instrumentation and orchestration and June’s wonderfully clear voice. Almost an art song kind of release, but with a very firm grounding in June’s folk roots, it is a lot of things simultaneously. Highly recommended.

“As June Tabor ages her voice seems, paradoxically, to become clearer and sharper. She is also becoming increasingly interested in expanding her repertoire beyond the traditional British and Irish folk music on which her early career was built. There are...

This is different and fairly unique, as it is Inuit throat singing in a bit more modern clothing than what is thought of as traditional Inuit vocal music.
Tanya Tagaq was born in 1977 and raised in an Inuit community. She studied at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax. While there, she took an interest in traditional Inuit throat singing, a multiphonic and percussive form that is customarily performed by two people. Thus she was obliged to teach herself a solo variation and later...

"Taj Mahal has always been a more inclusive, eclectic musician than even some admirers understand; his work was never simply or totally blues, even though that strain was at the center and seldom far from anything he performed either. That's the case with this newest collection, a 12-song set that includes splendid covers of Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf tunes, but also equally respectful, striking renditions of soul standards such as "Mockingbird," with special guest Etta James, and "That's How Strong...

This is two great 1969 releases on one CD; while the front cover only shows "Giant Step", his forth album, this also includes his third album "De Ole Folks At Home".

"In less than 24 months, Taj Mahal (guitars/vocals/banjo/harmonica) had issued..

"Taj Mahal's debut album was a startling statement in its time and has held up remarkably well. Recorded in August of 1967, it was as hard and exciting a mix of old and new blues sounds as surfaced on record in a year when even a lot of veteran blues...

"Taj Mahal's second album, recorded in the spring and fall of 1968, opens with more stripped-down Delta-style blues in the manner of his debut, but adds a little more amplification (partly courtesy of Al Kooper on organ) before moving into wholly...

"Led by infamous Fluxus member Takehisa Kosugi, Tokyo's Taj Mahal Travellers were one of the prime examples of a band more heard-of than actually heard. Their vinyl legacy (the 1972 LP July 15, 1972 released on CBS/Sony Japan; the 1974 2LP August 1974...

Talk Talk were a wanky, mid 1980s pop band who fairly quickly became sonic explorers, using tremendous amounts of space and ideas in their music, and, as someone once pointed out, it could definitely be argued that what they did once they started experimenting helped to found the spacious sound of the 'post-rock' movement. This was their fifth and final release, a hugely experimental album, and a great album that still has roots in song-form while reaching way beyond, with a lot of ambiance and...

The excellent third album by Talking Heads, with great, subtle contributions from producer Brian Eno well incorporated into the album.

"By titling their third album Fear of Music and opening it with the African rhythmic experiment "I Zimbra,"...

This was the band's terrific fourth album, which was very ambitious and featured a larger version of the group, including monster stunt guitarist Adrian Belew, who I believe jumped from here directly to King Crimson for their 'drive to 1984'...

This features all of the audio tracks from their live DVD, as well as 'bonus tracks' not from the DVD.

Covers material from their 3 studio albums and covers of "America" and "21st Century Schizoid Man".

Follow-up release to the very successful "Music That Died Alone", The Tangent are a progressive rock 'super group' put together by keyboardist/vocalist Andy Tillison, of Parallel Or 90 Degrees. Sad to say that VDGG saxist David Jackson is not on this one, but his 'replacement', Theo Travis, is also an excellent player, even if he doesn't wear a leather hat like Jaxon did. This is a bit more symphonic, and there is no Canterbury tribute or influences (darn it!), but it is a very good disc.

"The album is dedicated to former Pink Floyd guitarist Syd Barrett who died in July 2006. The lyrics for each of the songs on the new album are adapted from English and American poets from 17th and 18th century literature by Bianca F. Acquaye. The music is written by Edgar Froese and Thorsten...

"A beautiful and haunting filmic journey in sound." - Kate Bush

"Ostinato is a labour of love, built on a forty years vision by Stephen, who is influenced by modern electronica and is a Minimalist composer in the tradition of Terry Riley, Philip Glass, and Steve Reich.
"I had so many ideas for music and sound running around inside my head as a teenager, and now, more than 40 years on, technology has evolved to the point where I can realize this vision, as if the outer world and my inner...

"Capturing the groundbreaking Cecil Taylor Unit's second set at the Power Center, Michigan State University at Ann Arbor, on Thursday, April 15th 1976, this document was recorded for broadcast on WCBN-FM's Jazz Alive program. Featuring Taylor on piano, backed by his long-term sideman Jimmy Lyons (alto sax), David S. Ware (tenor sax), Raphe Malik (trumpet), and Marc Edwards (drums), it offers a fascinating glimpse into Taylor's uncompromising vision, and is presented here in its entirety, with digitally,,,

Fred Taylor is a Seattle-based drummer who released this album on vinyl privately in 1981.

In addition to Fred there are 11 other players who play on one or more pieces on this album, but the basic line-up for most of the album is piano/Fender.

A second live recording (autumn '05) from Copenhagen JazzHouse led to this release, after Taylor had done a lot of editing and processing in the studio. Karsten Vogel back in line - together with Tassone, Taylor, Lars Juul (drums), and bass player...

"An 8-track compilation of left-overs and tracks not fitting the original albums. Highly mind-expanding progressive/Art Rock/RIO/fusion style in Taylor's own league. With Karsten Vogel on sax."

“Now for Braxton and Teitelbaum. The only way I think you'll be put off is if you hate the sound of the contra bass clarinet, which I think has a wonderful sound. It actually has a much richer sound than the contra bass sax, which is an instrument that Braxton drags out now and again these days. I've heard that on some occasions Braxton will play this instrument with notes not too far apart in range and also in rapid succession. When he does this, the notes get blurred together because at this extremely...

"An ecology-inspired Krautrock album (1971) from a short-lived group comprised of German school-chums, some of whom had recorded an LP as Trikolon. Tetragon did not conform to any predetermined musical style: they played whatever they pleased, as long as it included groovy Hammond organ and very trippy, flanged wah-wah guitar, in various taut jamming modes that favored jazz/rock fusion à la Miles Davis with a small dose of classical music (adapting a Bach fugue along the way). The result is a bouquet of...

The Third Ear Band were a late 60's/mid 70's quartet who were fixtures at ALL the festivals & who used hand drums, oboe, violin/viola & cello to make a dark, pagan & medieval-influenced, acoustic music. The only thing that comes close to their sound is some small bits of the early Univers Zero records. They made several albums for Harvest and eventually fell apart.
Due to interest/nostalgia/whatever, the group reformed in the mid/late 80s featuring original band leader Glen Sweeney...

The Third Ear Band were a late 60's/mid 70's quartet who were fixtures at ALL the festivals & who used hand drums, oboe, violin/viola & cello to make a dark, pagan & medieval-influenced, acoustic music. The only thing that comes close to their sound...

When I saw this and saw no information about it, as well as who was releasing it, I was very, very suspicious, but I am very happy to report that this is a great and very high quality release sonically for all very rare or unreleased recordings from 45 years ago.
First there is 16' of the TEB's very first professional recordings, then there is a high quality outtake from the 1st album, a very interesting, electric outtake from their shelved third Harvest album, from before Macbeth, and three off-air...

The Third Ear Band were a late 60's/mid 70's quartet who were fixtures at ALL the festivals & who used hand drums, oboe, violin/viola & cello to make a dark, pagan & medieval-influenced, acoustic music. The only thing that comes close to their sound is some small bits of the early Univers Zero records.

In 1988, the band reformed and performed a few tours for a few years. This show was originally released as a cassette only release and is live in Sarzana, Italy on January 11, 1989. This release...

The Third Ear Band were a late 60's/mid 70's quartet who were fixtures at ALL the festivals & who used hand drums, oboe, violin/viola & cello to make a dark, pagan & medieval-influenced, acoustic music. The only thing that comes close to their sound is some small bits of the early Univers Zero records. They made several albums for Harvest and eventually fell apart.
Due to interest/nostalgia/whatever, the group reformed in the mid/late 80s featuring original band leader Glen Sweeney (drums/percussion).

Yes, this is really only $7.00 now. While our limited supply lasts!

Every time I think I can not be surprised by a archival release found somewhere and somehow negotiated for release, one shows up that amazes. This is one of those. Here we have the infamous, crazy Third Ear Band in September 1970 from their appearance on Germany's famed TV program "Beat Club". This is less than one minute shy of 30' and is fully authorized and taken from the original video masters in the archives of Radio Bremen....

"Between “Blue & Yellow” and “Deceit” came the EP, “Health & Efficiency”. It bridges a gap between the mostly improvisational former, and the highly composed latter, showing great diversity in the band’s sound in general, as well as nicely documenting their two extreme directions.
The title track is This Heat’s single most high-energy piece ever, and is a tour de force of singing, ensemble playing and sound texture; It is propelled along by Charles Bullen’s signature guitar strumming & ratcheting...

Great sounding and spirited shows from the John Peel show. Recommended.

"This Heat’s earliest public recordings came from two sessions for John Peel’s BBC radio show, in April and October of 1977. Peel was one of their greatest enthusiasts at the time, hearing excellence in the band’s mixed repertoire of post-krautrock songs and uniquely approached improvisation. Of special merit here is the band’s maverick use of real-time tape loops to augment their basic three-piece sound, as well as their...

"Repeat is This Heat’s fourth album proper, posthumously released in 1993. It harbours the most extreme musical side of This Heat’s experimental tendencies on disc, and is assuredly the band’s most radical offering. The title track is an oxymoron: An extended/edited version of the piece “24 Track Loop”, which had been previously issued on the Recommended Records’ double lp sampler in 1981, heard here sans the harmonizer effect. The original tracks were produced by David Cunningham (Flying Lizards)...

This Heat's amazingly good first album, first released in 1979, and consisting of several years worth of creative and hard work, distilled down into 40-some minutes of gripping music. At a time when, except for punk, there wasn't much happening in creative music, This Heat showed that there was another path. Remastered by the group in 2005.

"This Heat, the band, emerged in early 1976 on the leading edge of what became the new wave, but they were always apart, more scary and more subtle....

Rufus Thomas is best known for his hit "Walkin' The Dog", but he had a long, long career, and this collection is filled with 20 of his early 50s, proto-R'n'B sides for labels like Sun, Meteor and Chess, before he hit it big later...

"This is a great solo outing and reminds us how good the Earth Band were."

"Known for his work as the vocalist and guitarist on many hits for Manfred Mann's Earthband, as well as being featured on the classic Jeff Wayne concept album War of the Worlds, Chris is also a noted songwriter (penning among other songs the smash hit You're the Voice for John Farnham).
His new studio album, Toys and Dishes, is his first in over ten years and draws on all the musical elements that make Chris songs and.

Previously unreleased, fantastic quality live concert from five great, great players: Linda Thompson-vocals, Richard Thompson-guitar, vocals, John Kirkpatrick-concertina, accordion, vocals, Dave Mattacks-drums, Dave Pegg-bass.
Richard is in early, fiery, primo form here and everyone else is pretty amazing too. This has all the songs that you would want to hear them do from this period; how come this lay unreleased for over 30 years?

Beautifully done remaster of Richard & Linda's third album that features new photos, liner notes, lyrics and 4 bonus tracks (23')! A brilliantly brilliant guitarist and songwriter works with an excellent vocalist and is backed by a crack band of electr...

Thor Harris was the percussionist for Swans for 6 years and since that time has released a couple of very good solo albums, of which this is the latest!

"The Subversive Nature of Kindness is the sophomore effort from Thor & Friends, the avant-chamber ensemble formed by its namesake, polymath percussionist Thor Harris. The album was recorded in Albuquerque, New Mexico, produced by Jeremy Barnes from A Hawk & A Hacksaw and engineered by Barnes and Deerhoof's John Dietrich. It is hoped that the...

Thor Harris has been the drummer for Swans for the last 5 years and this is influenced by minimalism and the avant-garde.

"Thor & Friends is the eponymous full length debut from the avant-chamber ensemble formed by polymath percussionist Thor Harris. It was recorded in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and produced by Jeremy Barnes and Heather Trost from A Hawk & A Hacksaw and Deerhoof's John Dieterich. The three core members of the band are Peggy Ghorbani on marimba, Sarah 'Goat' Gautier on marimba...

"Big Mama's thunderous smash version of the Lieber & Stoller title tune leads off this collection of her 1952-58 Peacock singles. Get down as she tears up I Smell a Rat; Yes, Baby; They Call Me Big Mama; Rock-A-Bye Baby , and more!"

"Big Mama has a big growlin' voice, I mean she could eat Big Maybelle for breakfast(though Maybelle is an equally versitile and great performer). Mama had a hit in Hound Dog way before Elvis, and she sings the heck out of it, making Presley's "hiccuped" version, pale...

The first album by this long - lived (they are still around and just put out what is possibly the best CD of their career!) Detroit progressive rock band.
This is the redone version from 2004 which includes 3 bonus tracks.