New Arrivals

New Arrivals
This is two previously unreleased 1974 recordings; Palestine's peak period! Limited edition of 405 copies!

"In 1974, Ileana Sonnabend commissioned Charlemagne Palestine to create a limited edition, double LP in conjunction with a performance to celebrate the opening of her new Soho gallery at 420 West Broadway. Charlemagne made several recording attempts, first at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania where they had a Bösendorfer Imperial Piano in their theater. He recorded "Bösendorfer + Voice"...

Kind of amazing to see this released, as this is something that Cuneiform pursued the idea of coming out a decade ago or more and we were told "no" in no uncertain terms by KDM! Sour grapes aside, this is a very good session of these two excellent musical figures of the German scene; one hugely famous and one unfairly unknown.

"-panel trifold digipak "special" edition-- this has the same music (including two bonus tracks) as on the jewel case edition, but the digipak packaging offers an enhanced..

Some of you with long memories and/or big record collections from the days of imports with JEM stickers on them, will recognize this name from his two releases on the Egg label ("The Most Progressive European Music Experience") from 1978 and 1980.
This is his 1st release from 1959, and is obviously, quite different, but is still interesting and avant music.

"Originally released in 1959, Musique Tachiste is the first in a series of rare records by French experimentalist Michel Magne. One of...

"An expanded reissue of Telaio Magnetico's Live 75, including unreleased tracks from the super group's only tour in 1975. Telaio Magnetico was composed of Franco Battiato, Lino Capra Vaccina, Juri Camisasca, Mino Di Martino, Roberto Mazza, and Terra Di Benedetto. In the mid '70s, the Italian underground scene seemed to mature an existential priority of yearning toward a new psychological universe, with a firm idea to colonize an uncharted space of a necessary and infinite path of spiritual redemption...

" Esmark, named after a glacier at Spitzbergen that debouches into the Ymer Bay, is a collaboration between the sound architect Nikolai von Sallwitz (Taprikk Sweezee, Karachi Files) and the experimental artist Alsen Rau (Scheich In China, On+Brr). Both have worked on various experimental and performative projects together since 2001. Alsen Rau is also known as one half of the German Duo On+Brr. He recently released under the name Scheich In China and he is one of the founders and curators of the...

" Esmark, named after a glacier at Spitzbergen that debouches into the Ymer Bay, is a collaboration between the sound architect Nikolai von Sallwitz (Taprikk Sweezee, Karachi Files) and the experimental artist Alsen Rau (Scheich In China, On+Brr). Both have worked on various experimental and performative projects together since 2001. Alsen Rau is also known as one half of the German Duo On+Brr. He recently released under the name Scheich In China and he is one of the founders and curators of the...

Susan Alcorn pedal steel guitar
Kris Davis piano
Max Johnson double bass
Mike Pride drums

"Max Johnson may be the only musician to have worked with legendary improvisers Anthony Braxton, John Zorn, Muhal Richard Abrams & William Parker, bluegrass royalty Sam Bush & David Grisman, in addition to rock pioneers Adrian Belew, Vernon Reid & the Butthole Surfers. That eclecticism is at work on his new album, “In the West”, featuring piano trio, augmented by pedal steel guitar. The album..

Alberto Popolla clarinet & bass clarinet
Errico De Fabritiis alto & baritone sax
Gianfranco Tedeschi double bass
Fabrizio Spera drums
GUESTS:
Luca Venitucci organ on tracks 1, 4, 9 piano on 6
Luca Tilli cello on tracks 3, 7
Antonio Castiello dub effects on 12

"There’s a good side in the present day global dimension and that’s called “cultural syncretism”. Roots Magic is an Italian band who's gradually building up a repertoire between Deep Blues and Creative

Xavier Charles clarinet
Katrine Schiøtt cello
Jan Martin Gismervik drums
Jonas Cambien piano, casio SK1

"Flux Reflux is the second recorded outing of this improvising quartet, and the first one for Clean Feed. While Platform’s first album Anthropocene, was recorded right after the French clarinetist Xavier Charles joined three young musicians from Oslo to form a quartet, Flux Reflux is the result of several years of live experience.
The album consists of 6 acoustic, improvised

Rob Mazurek cornet, piano, prepared piano, electronics

"To date, celebrated Chicago musician Rob Mazurek’s solo endeavors have focused on his modular synthesizer and keyboard musings.
On “Rome,” Mazurek’s sensitivity on cornet is at the fore, but we also find him using various electronics, and seated at a piano. Here the presence of the piano is expanded. He plays it conventionally, with preparation, with direct manipulation of the piano’s interior, and as a resonator for his cornet to create.

Nate Wooley trumpet
Chris Pitsiokos alto saxophone
Brandon Lopez bass
Dré Hocevar drums

"We can say without exaggeration that the new project by Nate Wooley introduces in the so-called “free jazz” format a system that few times – if ever – we encountered with such a relevance for the musical results since the harmolodic process proposed by Ornette Coleman. And the always surprising trumpeter is very much aware of the ground breaking possibilities of this band with the upcoming New

Joachim Badenhorst clarinet and bass clarinet
Susana Santos Silva trumpet
Gonçalo Almeida double bass, keys, effects and loops
Greg Smith drums and electronics

"No other title could be more certain to describe the music played by this transnational band lead by the Portuguese double bassist and composer Gonçalo Almeida and having Joachim Badenhorst (once again, like on the previous “The Elephant’s Journey”) as special guest. In fact, everything is in permanent inner mutation alo

Angelika Niescier alto saxophone
Denman Maroney hyperpiano
James Ilgenfritz contrabass
Andrew Drury percussion

"Here is a quartet committed to contrast conventional and unconventional approaches to composition and improvisation. Complex time signatures and intricate notated materials coexist with spontaneous sonic explorations, both timbral and chromatic. The textures and figures are harmonically rich, full of details and with simultaneous organic effects – crude, primal...

Taiko Saito marimba, vibraphone
Niko Meinhold piano
Tobias Schirmer clarinet, bassclarinet

"If in a recent past it was a rarity, nowadays more and more classical musicians find in improvisation – and inclusively in the jazz language – an extra medium of musical creativity. That’s the case of the vibraphonist and marimba player Taiko Saito, complementing that dual frame with aspects coming from the Japanese tradition. An interpreter of the music of contemporary composer Sofia Gubaidulin

CD1
Vítor Rua all guitars (classical Ramirez guitar and Fender Squire guitar)
CD2
Vítor Rua guitars, composer
Hernâni Faustino Bass
Luís San Payo drums
Manuel Guimarães piano
Nuno Reis trumpet
Paulo Galão clarinets

"Vítor Rua is one of the key figures of Portuguese creative music, with a career covering a multitude of idioms and styles, from rock (he was the founder of the very popular band GNR) to minimalism, concrete music, electronic music,

Eric Revis double bass
Ken Vandermark tenor saxophone and clarinet
Kris Davis piano
Chad Taylor drums

"Whether frontier his own ensembles with colleagues like Orrin Evans, Nasheet Waits, Kris Davis, Andrew Cyrille, Darius Jones and Jason Moran, double bassist Eric Revis has established himself as much for his experimentations into the unknown as with mainstream jazz forms (Branford Marsalis Quartet, Betty Carter). On his newest album as a leader, "Sing Me Some Cry" (Clean Feed), he.

Jonah Parzen-Johnson baritone saxophone & analog synthesizer
True story: The day this arrived and I was putting it into the shop, he was playing in DC and I suddenly put two and two together in my feeble brain and decided fate wanted me to attend and I went.
Great stuff; imaginative and like a cross between John Surman and Krautrocky sequencer electronics recorded live to two track without loops or overdubs.

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"The Tangent return to the world this year with their first new music since 2015.
The Tangent, the progressive rock group led by Andy Tillison, have announced the release of the first new music since 2015. Their new ninth studio album ‘The Slow Rust of Forgotten Machinery’ is set for release on 21st July 2017. The line-up for this album once again features Tillison on keyboards, vocals (and for the first time on a Tangent record – drums), Jonas Reingold on bass, Luke Machin on guitars and vocals...

"The Tangent return to the world this year with their first new music since 2015.
The Tangent, the progressive rock group led by Andy Tillison, have announced the release of the first new music since 2015. Their new ninth studio album ‘The Slow Rust of Forgotten Machinery’ is set for release on 21st July 2017. The line-up for this album once again features Tillison on keyboards, vocals (and for the first time on a Tangent record – drums), Jonas Reingold on bass, Luke Machin on guitars and vocals...

One of Finland's very greatest jazz/rock bands, this is their 3rd and final album and this is the first time it has ever been legitimately reissued in any form.
Comparable to Finch, Bonfire, Weather Report & more, this time with a definitely more ECM sound.

"Of all the Finnforest albums, Demonnights is the Jussi Tegelman album. Finnforest’s previous records were mostly composed by his brother Pekka Tegelman but now the situation was quite the opposite: Pekka had only one composition, Jarmo.

One of Finland's very greatest jazz/rock bands, this is their 2nd album and this is the first time it has ever been reissued on vinyl.
Comparable to Finch, Bonfire, Weather Report & more, with definite "Canterbury school" touches. This is by guitar/organ/bass/drums quartet with musical guests.

"Luckily Finnforest wasn’t one of those Finnish progressive rock acts that only recorded one album and vanished. They became a household name for the Love Records label instead – and just one year....

One of Finland's very greatest jazz/rock bands, this is their 1st album and this is the first time it has ever been reissued on vinyl.
Comparable to Finch, Bonfire, Weather Report & more, with definite "Canterbury school" touches. This 1st disc is by a guitar/organ/drums trio.

"This authorised reissue of Finnforest’s debut album, originally released on Love Records in 1975. Features extensive liner notes by Arttu Seppänen.
When Finnforest recorded their debut album, the Tegelman brother

This 1969 double album was the third release by Mike Westbrook and it was a quite radical anti-war release, featuring 26 amazing musicians, including Alan Skidmore, David Holdsworth, John Surman, Kenny Wheeler, Malcolm Griffiths, Paul Rutherford, Mike Gibbs, Mike Osborne, Harry Miller, Barre Phillips, Alan Jackson, John Marshall and many others legends.
This has over a full album's worth of unreleased, never-before heard material on disc 3 from the beginning of the modern Brit-jazz movement...

"Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of the first ever official edition of the legendary final, unissued Patto album Monkey’s Bum, recorded in 1973.
One of the truly great bands of the early 1970s, Patto featured a line-up comprising Mike Patto (vocals), Ollie Halsall (guitar, vibes, keyboards, vocals), Clive Griffiths (bass) and John Halsey (drums). The band arose from the ashes of the group Timebox and were graced by the presence of the stunning guitar playing of Ollie Halsall..

"One of the truly great bands of the early 1970s, Patto featured a line-up comprising Mike Patto (vocals), Ollie Halsall (guitar, vibes, keyboards, vocals), Clive Griffiths (bass) and John Halsey (drums). The band arose from the ashes of the group Timebox and were graced by the presence of the stunning guitar playing of Ollie Halsall and a highly original and unique musical style that set them aside from their Progressive Rock contemporaries of the era.
This, the band’s third album, was released in..

Algernon were a very excellent Chicago avant/post-rock quintet consisting of two guitars (one guitarist also played synths), vibes, bass and drums. They released three album, the final one, Ghost Surveillance, on Cuneiform in 2010.
This very excellent and very fun live document of the band between 2008-2010 features two unreleased songs and powerful live versions of songs from their albums.
"Algernon "Live" delivers the off-the-rails energy and sophisticated interplay of an Algernon live...

This is really kind of amazing; there was a big festival in November 2010 in Rome with a huge number of legendary Italian progressive rock bands, some with very high profile guests, as well as some excellent current bands. This is 9 hours of the festival captured both sonically and visually and it's a totally insane lineup. Featured are:

* Premiata Forneria Marconi with guest Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull)
* Banco del Mutuo Soccorso with guest John Wetton (King Crimson, UK)...

Amarok is the project name for multi-instrumentalist Michal Wojtas who performs on keyboards, guitars, bass and vocals here. He has a real drummer performing, which helps this to have a 'band' sound.
Michal is from Poland and this album has some similarities to the more laid back work of Poland's most famous current progressive rock export, Riverside, which I guess isn't that surprising, as he is friends with Riverside's Mariusz Duda and Mariusz Duda appears here.
As I said, this is not an....

Mike Westbrook electric piano/harmonica
George Khan tenor saxophone/electric saxophone/flute
Gary Boyle guitar
Alan Jackson drums/alto saxophone
Butch Potter bass guitar/pogo stick/flute

For more than 50 years, Mike Westbrook has been composing and releasing albums of his unique take on 'jazz'. An exemplary and distinctive composer, he is one of the true pillars of what we consider the 'Brit-jazz' sound and he is still going strong and releasing good work!
He was also one o

Ulrich Schnauss is a current member of Tangerine Dream!
"Synthwaves pays homage to the masters of the past, yet it feels fresh and enchanting. Crisp, interlocking patterns are modulated and mutated with mathematical precision into eight pieces of pristine, post-kosmische sounds to float away to. During two intense weeks in Berlin, Thorsten Quaeschning and Ulrich Schnauss locked themselves in a studio full of vintage synthesizers, analog sequencers, and drum machines, and the result is a gorgeous set...

"Sub Rosa present a reissue of volume one (Mindanoo Mistiru) and two (Gold From Wax) of Ethiopian Urban And Tribal Music, both originally released as two distinct LPs on Lyrichord in 1972. Mindanoo Mistiru and Gold From Wax were recorded by Ragnar Johnson. Ethiopia contains many diverse peoples and many styles of music. It was still an empire in July and August of 1971 when these recordings were made. Over 70 languages and 200 dialects are spoken in Ethiopia. In much of the music, lyrics are more...

"Berlin's Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra returns with its fourth album Vula. Having celebrated their ten-year anniversary with a stunning series of concerts in 2016, the 18-piece's new full-length showcases a stronger focus on harmony and melody -- and yet AMEO sound no less explosive or unpredictable than before. It arrives gently, with shimmering lights, soft winds, sashaying melodies, and of course, the isotherms and isotheres function just as they should: All of a sudden, lighting strikes amid the...

RED, BLACK AND BLUE STARBURST COLORED VINYL "It's no secret that Stranger Things has been receiving widespread acclaim. It also seems to have been a while since a series soundtrack has received such a grand if not equal amount of praise as its visual counterpart. Composers Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein (known for being members of synth outfit S U R V I V E) landed the job after the show's producers used some of their tracks as temp pieces and the duo responded with a series of musical vignettes desig

RED AND BLUE STARBURST COLORED VINYL "It's no secret that Stranger Things has been receiving widespread acclaim. It also seems to have been a while since a series soundtrack has received such a grand if not equal amount of praise as its visual counterpart. Composers Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein (known for being members of synth outfit S U R V I V E) landed the job after the show's producers used some of their tracks as temp pieces and the duo responded with a series of musical vignettes desig

"Edition of 500. Housed in a six-panel wallet, with an insert of writings by Annea Lockwood.
Annea Lockwood (b. 1939, New Zealand) has been an active member of the sound art world for over 50 years. Known prominently for her "Glass Concerts", exploring the sonic temperaments of glass; her "Piano Transplants", a performance piece where a piano is lit on fire or partially buried; and "Sound Maps", detailed audio studies of rivers in the United States. She has received international recognition for her...

"Bizarre modern compositions for player piano by the notorious cult musician Nondor Nevai! An overload of notes cascading and careening in and out of fields of total madness! An archival release of works for player piano by longtime musical saboteur...

"Never The Same celebrates the lost years of British folk: the 1970s. As far as mass popularity goes, the folk scene most definitely peaked in the 1960s -- with Bert Jansch, Anne Briggs, Martin Carthy, Davy Graham and all. By the end of the sixties, according to conventional wisdom, it had morphed into folk rock (Fairport Convention and Steeleye Span) or singer-songwriters (Nick Drake and John Martyn), prior to disappearing into a netherworld of beards and real ale. But what the pop histories don't tell...

“Eero Koivistoinen is one of the mainstays of jazz in his part of the world, a true elder statesman. Finland has some of the best trained musicians around who are completely aware of the jazz legacy, versed in modern harmony and ways of thinking. The album Hati Hati is what I consider a real hard-core contemporary jazz recording, without any concessions to popular culture or some of the excesses of the musical period we live in. There is a palpable sense of honesty, thought, experience and commitment...

First-ever vinyl reissue of this excellent 1976 Finnish fusion classic. Saxist Eero composed all the tracks and featured in the band or in a guest position are Wodek Gulkoski-keyboards and synths, Jukka Tolonnen-guitar, Olli Ahvenlanhti-piano & electric piano, Pekka Pohjola-bass, Esko Rosnell-drums, Georg Wadenius-guitar.
For fans of Master Cylinder, early Passport, Weather Report, Return to Forever.

"We were suitably impressed by the previous release from psychedelic prog/folk band Tusmørke, and they’re now back with their next effort Hinsides and it’s another stunning offering from them. There’s something quietly stunning about how they approach their music and it’s a pleasure to listen to as a result.
There’s a little more colour and embellishments to their music this time round, making for a little more variation in the piece, and there’s a hypnotic beauty to it all. The combination of the...

Vesa Aaltonen - drums
Olli Ahvenlahti - keyboards
Pekka Pohjola - bass
Seppo Tyni - guitars

The Group was a short lived jazz/rock super group of the very excellent and active 70s Finnish scene, who released just one album in 1978. This album, which is quite good, has been easily available before, but never like this.
You get the original album on disc 1 and on disc two you get a previously unreleased recording with an orchestra (!) and the 7" has two outtakes from the origina

Vesa Aaltonen - drums
Olli Ahvenlahti - keyboards
Pekka Pohjola - bass
Seppo Tyni - guitars

The Group was a short lived jazz/rock super group of the very excellent and active 70s Finnish scene, who released just one album in 1978. This album, which is quite good, has been easily available before, but never like this.
You get the original album on disc 1 and on disc two you get a previously unreleased recording with an orchestra (!) and two outtakes from the original album...

"An expanded reissue of Voigt/465's 1979 album Slights Spoken, titled Slights Still Unspoken (1978-1979). Formed in Sydney in 1976, Voigt/465 was a truly unique band from the exciting days of the Australian post-punk scene.
Heavily influenced by such luminaries as the Velvets, Stooges, Syd Barrett, Pere Ubu, Can, Faust, Henry Cow, Slapp Happy, and Eno's Roxy Music, they created an abrasive sound in which krautrock, DIY, avant-garage, post-punk, psych, art-rock, and free improv-noise combined to...

"Buy Or Die! Ralph Records Artworks 1972-2015 is the first ever book of its kind on the history of the artwork of The Residents and their label Ralph Records. The life of Ralph Records and The Residents has always been cloaked in obscure mysteries, woven by the anonymous Cryptic Corporation, around which many luminaries have revolved; painters, graphic artists, cartoonists, musicians, film-makers, and writers. All have been channeled together by a powerful creative synergy that helped champion a new...

"Harald Grosskopf played drums on the early Klaus Schulze albums and recorded thirteen albums with Ash Ra Tempel. His solo works, 1980's Synthesist and 1986's Oceanheart, are outstanding releases of the German electronic music scene.
Eberhard Kranemann studied music at the Dortmund Conservatory and art at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. He co-founded the electronic bands Kraftwerk, NEU!, Pissoff, and released albums under the pseudonym Fritz Müller.
Harald Grosskopf and Eberhard Kranemann...

"Another dose of whirring rhythms and dark drones courtesy of Stefan Schneider and Sven Kacirek. This time around they have introduced the beguiling tones of Swedish singer Sofia Jernberg on three pieces. The Düsseldorf/Hamburg duo Schneider Kacirek released their debut album Shadows Documents some three years ago. A coarse energy ran through Shadows Documents, drawing on the pair's various excursions to Kenya as producers. Shadows Documents was a somnambulistic interpretation of Kenyan music using drums...

"Another dose of whirring rhythms and dark drones courtesy of Stefan Schneider and Sven Kacirek. This time around they have introduced the beguiling tones of Swedish singer Sofia Jernberg on three pieces. The Düsseldorf/Hamburg duo Schneider Kacirek released their debut album Shadows Documents some three years ago. A coarse energy ran through Shadows Documents, drawing on the pair's various excursions to Kenya as producers. Shadows Documents was a somnambulistic interpretation of Kenyan music using drums...

"This music was written for a project Motorpsycho was invited to be a part of by Trøndelag Teater in 2015. It eventually ended up as the play Begynnelser ("Beginnings"); directed, designed and dramatized by the independent theatre group De Utvalgte based on a new text written by Norwegian author Carl Frode Tiller. It was produced and performed at Trøndelag Teater in Trondheim with a cast drawn mainly from their ensemble. Motorpsycho played live at every performance with a line-up that included "utility...

"Sub Rosa present a reissue of Univers Zero's second album Heresie, originally released in 1979. 2010 remixed version (Cuneiform Records). A classic of chamber rock music, featuring heavy use of dissonance and dark, brooding, and extremely complex melodies. Comes on limited edition orange and gold vinyl; Includes insert; 380 gram sleeve."

"This music on this LP might have little to do with rock, and might also be a massive downer, but the quality of the writing and playing is extremely high....

Verneri Pohjola - Trumpet
Tuomo Prättälä - Fender Rhodes
Teemu Viinikainen - Guitar
Mika Kallio - Drums
Antti Lötjönen - Bass

"Finnish trumpeter and composer Verneri Pohjola reinterprets the music of his late father, internationally acclaimed and revered prog-rock bassist and composer, Pekka Pohjola. One of the most anticipated albums to emerge from the Finnish progressive, rock and jazz scenes, it combines Pekka's music, adored in Finland and worldwide over the last four...