New Arrivals

New Arrivals
“Box O' Todd is a collection of (radio broadcasts of) early Todd shows. Each disc is a different show representing a different year.
The first two shows in the set find Todd backed by The Hello People and there's just as many songs of theirs as there is of Todd's. The third and final show is an early performance with Utopia recorded shortly before their first album was released.
The performances are top notch and the sound quality is generally very good. This is a must own for anyone who loves..

Weasel Walter (drums, percussion, guitar, bass guitar, electronics, electric sitar)
Matt Nelson (soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, bass and contrabass clarinets)
Tim Dahl (bass guitar)
Brandon Seabrook (guitar)
Henry Kaiser (guitar)
with Brad Laner (synthesizer) and V (tinkerbells)

As Weasel said to me, this one “is a ‘70s Miles record on steroids; some of the craziest shit Henry has done in a long time.” He also said: “The Flying Luttenbachers return with yet anoth

Beautiful, hand-numbered, white vinyl edition of 500, curated by Lydia Lunch!

If you didn’t know anything about this album, you would probably associate it with one of the series of albums released on/associated with the composers featured on INA/GRM or a musique concrete tape composer of the late 50s....

“I think there are a lot of people who associate my musical output with either gutbusting displays of extroversion or blistering virtuosic overload. With “Curses”, I wanted to deal more..

This is an extraordinary vault-find. These approximately 40' long sessions have never been released before, not even bootlegged, and were not even known to exist.
They are released as individual (and quite beautiful) lps, but the CD versions pairs up two sympathetic sessions together on one disc!
And most importantly, every one of these is great! Even the artists I was completely unfamiliar with, are great. Hugely recommended.

"The Pop-Liisa and Jazz-Liisa broadcast session series...

This is an extraordinary vault-find. These approximately 40' long sessions have never been released before, not even bootlegged, and were not even known to exist.
They are released as individual (and quite beautiful) lps, but the CD versions pairs up two sympathetic sessions together on one disc!
And most importantly, every one of these is great! Even the artists I was completely unfamiliar with, are great. Hugely recommended.

"The Pop-Liisa and Jazz-Liisa broadcast session series...

Pertti Grönholm (synthesizers, samplers, sequencers and percussion)
Kimi Kärki (E-guitar, Ebow and effects)
Ismo Virta (Memotron, E-guitar and effects)

“E-Musikgruppe Lux Ohr is a kosmische Musik group from Turku, Finland. Their music is a mixture of ‘Berlin School’ style of sequenced space travels, electro-acoustic improvisations, and krautrock with melancholic and psychedelic moods.
hrough cosmic vortexes and comet zones the synthetic neo-kraut vessel E-Musikgruppe Lux Ohr has...

“Deeply influenced by ethnic music traditions of the world, Hasse Walli and Sakari Kukko’s Piirpauke released their debut album in 1975 on Love Records.
This officially licensed vinyl reissue presents their unique vision of jazz meeting world music to the next generation.”

Benoit was the keyboardist for Magma from 1975 to 1978. Additionally, he released a few solo albums in the mid/late 70's, of which this was the first. A keyboard/Moog-dominated record that at times gets amazingly heavy in a wild screaming synthi fusion way and at other times is very wonderfully atmospheric. It is perhaps comparable in timbre and tone to Jan Hammer's best work post Mahavishnu. Some of the material is solo and some features some unbelievably great guests.
If you are a fan of 70s music..

Benoit was the keyboardist for Magma from 1975 to 1978. Additionally, he released a few solo albums in the mid/late 70's, of which this was the first. A keyboard/Moog-dominated record that at times gets amazingly heavy in a wild screaming synthi fusion way and at other times is very wonderfully atmospheric. It is perhaps comparable in timbre and tone to Jan Hammer's best work post Mahavishnu. Some of the material is solo and some features some unbelievably great guests.
If you are a fan of 70s music..

“Dave Newhouse of The Muffins has returned with his 3rd Manna/Mirage album, “FACE”. Helped along by the playing of some wonderful collaborators, this recording band has produced another solid addition to the AmeriCanterbury genre.
With Guy Segers - bass (Univers Zero), Sean Rickman - drums (Garaj Mahal, Steve Coleman), Mark Stanley - guitar (The Muffins, DIRATZ, Chainsaw Jazz, Spy Machines), Jerry King - bass and brass (Moon Men, Cloud Over Jupiter), Bret Hart - guitar...

Léo Dumont - drums, percussion, objects
Camille Durieux - keyboards, synths, vocals
Lucas Hercberg - bass, synth, vocals
Antoine Mermet - alto sax, delay, synths, vocals

This is the greatly awaited fourth release by this group from Lyon, France, part of a very vibrant and exciting French scene that is currently churning out amazing bands and records!
Chromb! are a little less noisy than some of the other bands in this scene (Ni, Poil) and a little more melodically oriented/song

Léo Dumont - drums, percussion, objects
Camille Durieux - keyboards, synths, vocals
Lucas Hercberg - bass, synth, vocals
Antoine Mermet - alto sax, delay, synths, vocals

This is the greatly awaited fourth release by this group from Lyon, France, part of a very vibrant and exciting French scene that is currently churning out amazing bands and records!
Chromb! are a little less noisy than some of the other bands in this scene (Ni, Poil) and a little more melodically oriented/song

Very good first effort from a new generation of French Zeuhl.
Carole Sauvage-Fender Rhodes
Yannick Duchene-guitar, vocals
William Pawelzik-bass
Christophe Gratien-drums

"Influences: Zeühl, Jazz-Rock-Progressif, Classique-Contemporain, Lyrique, Traditionnel, Musiques spirituelles..."
"First CD of this French band that has recently opened for Magma at Bourg les Valence. A superb recording, heavily influenced by Magma (sound, compositions & spirit). Very much recommended...

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...

Released by the always excellent Soleil Zeuhl label and given who appears on here, you won't be surprised to learn that this is a mostly excellent and very entertaining take on the music of Christian Vander.
All tracks previously unreleased and available elsewhere! Well done and huge fun for Magma/Zeuhl fans.
CD 1
01 - Üdü Wüdü (Minimum Vital)
02 - Kobah (Olivier Wursten Olmos)
03 - Mekajak (on motives of MDK - Blasquiz)
04 - Hamtaak (Pochakaite Malko) ...

Fred Lonberg-Holm : Lightbox operator
Nick Macri : Bass
Charles Rumback : Drums
+6 :
Jen Clare Paulson
: Viola
Zoots Houston : Electronics
Keefe Jackson : Reeds
Russ Johnson : Trumpet
Peter Manu : Guitar, Violin
Mars Williams : Reeds

“...hypnotic...pretty melodies unfold, roil, and mutate over churning ostinatos and shuffling, shape-shifting beats…extended, lyrical solos hit with...

Thomas Fujiwara : Drums and Vibraphone
Mary Halvorson : Guitar
Michael Formanek : Double Bass

“The cooperative trio that merges guitarist Mary Halvorson, bassist Michael Formanek, and drummer Tomas Fujiwara is named after an instrument of torture. It is a typically sly move from a band that is constantly flirting with the question of whether it is trying to draw listeners in or hold them at a slight distance. On the one hand, Thumbscrew plays with a flowing...

"Reissue of an obscure underground French album from 1980. NOA features a histrionic female vocalist, piping the French language and enunciating syllables just like another instrument. The music of Noa is of the jazzy Zeuhl variety, with plenty of sax...

Scherzoo is the new quintet of composer/drummer/multi-instrumentalist François Thollot. He is a real talent and he has two previous albums on SZ that are both really good, but this is the first album where he has had the involvement of a band from the conception forward, and it shows by being his best release yet! This is a very fine modern Zeuhl/jazz rock album.

"Scherzoo is François Thollot's 3rd CD, with a new band, featuring Anthony Béard (bass), François Mignot (guitar), Jeremy Van...

Peter Brötzmann : saxophone, tarogato, b-flat clarinet
Fred Lonberg-Holm : cello, electronics

“"Memories Of A Tunicate" is the third release and the first studio recording by Peter Brötzmann and Fred Lonberg-Holm. It was recorded in Manhattan at GSI Studios when Peter was in town for the 2019 Vision Festival. These seven pieces move between lyrical spaciousness and no holds bar flying sparks. This is a deep and focused session where they thoughtfully explore their history together."

Eva Muntada: piano, synthesizers, organ, mellotron & vocals
Xavi Sandoval: bass & guitars
Marc Tena: drums & vocals
Maya Fernández: flute

Very enjoyable folky / freaky / proggy / psych music from Barcelona, with much more than a passing nod to their Canterbury-ish namesakes, most notably If I Could and first album-era Caravan!
This has a very nice, soft, fuzzy, very late night vibe, even at its most rocking.

"Music, more than all the arts, has the ability to move us to

Eva Muntada: piano, synthesizers, organ, mellotron & vocals
Xavi Sandoval: bass & guitars
Marc Tena: drums & vocals
Maya Fernández: flute

Very enjoyable folky / freaky / proggy / psych music from Barcelona, with much more than a passing nod to their Canterbury-ish namesakes, most notably If I Could and first album-era Caravan!
This has a very nice, soft, fuzzy, very late night vibe, even at its most rocking.

"Music, more than all the arts, has the ability to move us to

“After current Italian progrock sensations Andrea Orlando and DAAL here's another stunning new Italian progrock effort, named O.A.K. (Oscillazioni Alchemico Kreative). The prime mover, composer and musical brainchild is multi-instrumentalist Jerry Cutillo. In the early Seventies he witnessed Genesis, Gentle Giant, King Crimson, Yes and Frank Zappa in the legendary Roman venue PalaEUR, as a young adolescent. This inspired him to learn to play organ, acoustic guitar and flute, his first bands was Albergo...

"Blue Sun is the debut album of the prog-band THE IKAN METHOD, and it is a progressive rock album inspired by the big groups of the new-prog 80s and 90s (in particular Marillion and IQ) Then pieces full of melodies, with intertwining of guitars and keyboards supported by a solid rhythmic base, for half sung and for another half composed of instrumental pieces where the instruments are "singing". All the pieces have a melancholy streak and tell, through music and words, of feelings and life experiences...

“This is the 11th album by the ultimate Italian 'Zeuhl' group. I haven't listened to their other albums, the debut being already from 1993, but a few years back I was deeply charmed by the latest offering of Universal Totem Orchestra, which is said to be originally a spin-off act for Runaway Totem (although, after comparing the line-ups, the details of the bands' blood relations remain unclear to me)... Have a listen if you're fond of experimental soundscapes and meditative /freaky eclectism -- and if...

Sandro Amadei - keyboards
Stefano Amadei - guitars, Irish bouzouki
Alessandro Bosca - bass
Simone Caffè - guitars
Francesco Fiorito - drums
Emanuela Vedana - vocals
with
Stefano Cabrera - cello (5, 6)
Fabrizio Salvini - percussion (3, 6); flute (6)
Hanako Tsushima - violin (10)

“Melting Clock is a musical project born in the Faculty of Physics, University of Genoa, in 2001. At the time the group’s aim, which brought together experienced musicians and beg

“The debut album of Genova's IL SEGNO DEL COMANDO, 'The Sign of Command', was recently reissued by Black Widow. The album's conceptual inspiration -- as well as the band name -- derives from Giuseppe D'Agata's novel, and the Italian TV series (1971), that deals with occult matters, reincarnation and supernatural. The author himself called the album a perfect soundtrack to his novel. Before coming to my own reception of the music, I wish to cite the informative band page that describes the music so well...

“A collection of Peter Gabriel songs from the movies. Having always loved the combination of film and music (aged 17 he gave up a place at film school to pursue a career in music) Peter Gabriel's first opportunity to really marry these twin interests came when he was asked to create the music for Alan Parker's film Birdy in 1985. Further film work, including his music for Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ (that became the album Passion) and the soundtrack to Philip Noyce's film Rabbit-Proof...

ALL PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED STUDIO AND LIVE!

“The Mothers 1970 encapsulates the band’s brief but productive span, which included two visits to the studio – resulting in the fantastic 1970 album, Chunga’s Revenge – and tours across the U.S., Canada and Europe. Divided into four parts, the collection is anchored by top notch studio recordings recorded at the famed London-based Trident Studios on June 21-22. An unreleased early mix by Baker of the Chunga’s Revenge track, “Sharleena,” is just one of...

Fontanelle are a long-running band who came out of the ashes of the spacerock/drone band Jessamine. This one really takes the elements of early 1970s electric jazz and takes all the good bits from a number of groups, but most significantly from Herbie...

"Originally released by Edigsa in 1972, the sophomore album by this great outfit led by Jordi Sabatés (Ocells del més enllà) took their jazz rock fussion sound one step further, diving deeper into the realms of seventies instrumental jazz.
Recorded in the Gema and Odeon studios during spring 1972, featured a new Jarka line up: Sabatés himself on keys, Alfonso De Lucas on (bass) plus guitarist Daniel Somoza and drummer Tom Furgal, both from New York, where they had played with Chick Corea, Michael...

“A concept album loosely based on man's fascination and allure for war throughout the ages, Daughter of Time contains all the elements required to create a pure progressive rock album. Joining David Greenslade and Chris Farlowe is Louis Cennamo from Renaissance, who plucks away at the bass guitar with a heavy hand. A multitude of instruments combine to create a brilliant melange of music on every one of the eight songs. Vibrant spurts of trombone, trumpet, and flute are driven to the height of each song...

Aldo Tagliapietra : vocals, bass, 12-string & acoustic guitars, sitar
Francesco Sartori : piano, keyboards
Michele Bon / Hammond organ, keyboards, guitar synth, choral arrangements (6)
Michi Dei Rossi : drums, percussion, glockenspiel, gamelan
Venice Gospel Ensemble : chorus vocals (6,10)
Andrea Dal Paos : choral arrangements & conducting (6,10)
Paolo Steffan : acoustic guitar (10)
Pepè Fiore : tabla (6)

“A 1996 return to quasi-form for one of the most important

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David Torn electric guitar, live looping
Stephan Thelen tritone guitar
Bernhard Wagner tritone guitar
Christian Kuntner tritone bass
Manuel Pasquinelli drums, percussion

“...a hypnotic groove fest, twenty-second century cyborg dance music for those enhanced organisms manning that space station.” – All About Jazz

“The music created by SONAR harnesses elements of rock, jazz and contemporar

BBC and additional 1968 recordings plus more.

Fire Poem (BBC 1968)
Fire (BBC 1968)
I Put a Spell on You (BBC 1968)
Cold of My Kingdom (BBC 1968)
Devil's Grip (Single)
What's Happening (B-Side Single)
Space Plucks / Dem Bones (From Lost Ears)
You Don't Know (Flexi)
The Water Suite
Gypsy
Fire Poem (Tom Jones Sho

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David Torn electric guitar, live looping
Stephan Thelen tritone guitar
Bernhard Wagner tritone guitar
Christian Kuntner tritone bass
Manuel Pasquinelli drums, percussion

“...a hypnotic groove fest, twenty-second century cyborg dance music for those enhanced organisms manning that space station.” – All About Jazz

“The music created by SONAR harnesses elements of rock, jazz and contemporar

"Hailing from Germany, the curiously titled Mrs. Kite have won the “German rock & pop award” for “best progressive band” three times. This might explain why their new album “Flickering Lights” sounds as exciting as it does. With strong instrumentation and all band members being able to offer backing vocals in addition to lead singer Florian Schuch (singing in English), this quartet offers a cohesive presence that can cover moody atmospheres or hard-hitting attacks with ease. The listener will undoubtedly...

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...

Glen Sweeney : Percussion
Mick Carter : Zeta Midi Guitar
Neil Black : Zeta Midi Violin
Lyn Dobson : Vocals, Chants, Soprano Saxophone, Flute, Wind Synth

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...

Kevin Ayers / lead vocals, rhythm guitar (5), co-producer
with:
Peter "Ollie" Halsall / guitar, lead vocals (7), voices, producer
Poli Palmer / Fairlight programming
Pat Crumly / flute, saxophone

“This 1986 album represents a bit of a recovery from his previous album (1983's Diamond Jack and the Queen of Pain). Kevin was back in the driver's seat, and the album is stronger than that predecessor.
The album still sits squarely in the 1980s, and is a product of a more...

Hugh Hopper / electric, fuzz & piccolo basses
Mark Kramer / piano, organ, Mellotron, tape, electric & slide guitars, percussion, bass (3), vocals
Randolph A. Hudson III / guitar solos
Gary Windo / tenor saxophone, vocals
Bill Bacon / drums, cymbal, percussion
with:
Robert Wyatt / vocals and lyrics (1)

“An inessential but accomplished collaboration that slightly updates the Robert Wyatt/Hugh Hopper-era Soft Machine sound with some '90s New York downtown influences...

Billy Cobham : Drums
Gil Goldstein : Keyboards
Dean Brown : Guitar
Tim Landers : Bass

Two discs worth of very high quality performances of a ‘no fussing’, balls out, electric fusion quartet from Cobham in later prime form.

Toby Driver - guitar, baritone guitar, bass guitar, vocals, hand claps
Sam Gutterman - drums, bass guitar, other percussion, hand claps
Terran Olson - flute, clarinet, alto and baritone saxophone, piano, organ, synths, hand claps
Greg Massi - guitar
Josh Seipp-Williams - guitar
Special Guest Musicians:
Mia Matsumiya - violin
David Bodie - orchestral percussion & hand claps
Madeleine Craw - cello
Jim Fogarty - hammond elbow

At least as much Kayo Dot a

Matt Thompson – bass, electronics, guitar
Dave Smith – drums, percussion
with
Caroline Kraabel – alto saxophone, baritone saxophone (tracks 2, 4, 6, 7)
John Edwards – double bass (track 7)
Andy Thompson – MiniMoog (track 8)

This is the fourth album by Guapo and while it remains somewhere in their bass/drum duo beginnings (with plenty of guests), you can definitely hear where the sound that emerged 1-2 years later when Daniel joined, with Five Suns.

“Guapo's core..

"The seventh full-length release from Norwegian band Arabs in Aspic, “Madness and Magic” offers songwriting that is both mature and whimsical at the same time, innocent and jaded. Rooted in the epic sound of 70s prog and rock bands, Arabs in Aspic carries a mystique about them, while being grounded in earthy sincerity. Featuring a more acoustic approach this time around, the material still holds a good amount of heaviness in its darkly tinged lyrics, as implied by the title, strewn with abundant melodic...

“We explore various local history and myth in Oslo in this omnibus. Yes, it is a concept album. At the same time, it is a collection of curios. Vardøger are premonitions of the immediate future, a strong feeling preceding an actual event, or rather appearance. Just before a person arrives in a place, his footsteps precede him and there is the sound of a door opening. No one is there. Then, later, he comes. Utburder are infants carried into the woods at birth. Their cries resound at night as a haunting...

"Curiously, the Norwegian prog-folkies’ fifth album – their “first for (and with) children”– comes recommended to fans of Van der Graaf and Crimson, so it’s something of a shock to encounter a set of proglite Euro-ditties featuring an Oslo school kiddie choir. The title means Urban Wildlife but the three men dressed in squirrel, badger and crow outfits on the cover should’ve warned something gruesome was afoot. The band say the (Norwegian-sung) lyrics for the two school musicals here are attacking the...

“The Opium Cartel is songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Jacob Holm-Lupo’s vehicle for songs that exist somewhere between sophisti-pop, art-rock and synth pop. Holm-Lupo is otherwise known for his progressive rock band White Willow and more recently his instrumental giallo-rock project Telepath.
The Opium Cartel’s 3rd album, Valor, is a record about naïve but brave dreams. These are songs about the hubris and optimism of childhood and youth. That period of life where everything seems sure to happen just..

“The Opium Cartel is songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Jacob Holm-Lupo’s vehicle for songs that exist somewhere between sophisti-pop, art-rock and synth pop. Holm-Lupo is otherwise known for his progressive rock band White Willow and more recently his instrumental giallo-rock project Telepath.
The Opium Cartel’s 3rd album, Valor, is a record about naïve but brave dreams. These are songs about the hubris and optimism of childhood and youth. That period of life where everything seems sure to happen just..

“The much anticipated deluxe edition of the iconic album by the British legends of experimental rock. Featuring re-mastered stereo and 5.1 surround sound mixes, additional studio recordings, a disc of unreleased demos and a new feature length Lasse Hoile directed documentary on Blu-ray (All region). This new deluxe version of In Absentia provides an unrivalled insight into the context of the seminal album.
The first CD features Steven Wilson's 2017 remaster, which has considerably less compression...