New Arrivals

New Arrivals
Yolanda Alba Rodríguez - flute
John Falcone - bassoon
Pablo Ortega - cello
Piotr Talalay - drums
Víctor Rodríguez - keyboards
Amanda Pazos Cosse - bass
Ángel Ontalva - guitar

This, the fifth studio album by Spain’s long lived avant-progressive rock band, moves further into the realm of the ultra complex, RIO-style, avant-progressive; yes, there is a bassoon so it’s the obvious thing to say, but some of this is reminiscent of U Totem, at least in a ‘massive chops

“The Blu-Ray was recorded at the band’s run of sold out shows at Cadogan Hall, London and features the best performance of every song performed at the concerts, providing a full set-list from their 2017 shows.
The handsome Digi-book includes a 20 booklet.
The Blu-Ray features stereo and 5.1 mixes.”

Folklore Overture
Folklore
Brave Captain
Last Train
London Plane
Meadowland
A Mead Hall in Winter
Experimental Gentlemen (Part Two)
Swan Hunter....

Frank is a founding member of the great US progressive / symphonic rock band Happy The Man, one of the very best progressive rock bands of their era. In a band that was filled with excellent composers, I think Frank was probably my favorite of all of them, and I have always found his tunes to be engaging and uniquely constructed and interesting!
This is a long-labored over solo effort that sounds very much in the tradition that one would expect to hear from Frank and includes really good...

“The Svart Mondo series is dedicated to bringing some of the most obscure, fascinating records that time forgot back into the spotlight. Curated by the Svart team of dedicated music nerds and specialists, Svart Mondo is a showcase of a musical era long gone, collected from many unusual and less traveled parts of the world. The series commences with hard psychedelic progressive rock from the early 70s from Argentina.
Formed in Buenos Aires in 1972, the quintet recorded the eponymous album in 1974 on...

Third album by this relatively well known Finnish progressive rock band with fusion flourishes. This is from 1972. Their singer is kinda a love 'em or hate 'em kinda singer. I have actually grown to be fond of him in a odd way, but he's definitely odd!
This includes two bonus tracks that were only released on a single in the same period as well as new interviews included.

“On Lambertland they moved more into progressive fusion realms, sounding like a cross between mid period Traffic and...

Third album by this relatively well known Finnish progressive rock band with fusion flourishes. This is from 1972. Their singer is kinda a love 'em or hate 'em kinda singer. I have actually grown to be fond of him in a odd way, but he's definitely odd!
This includes two bonus tracks that were only released on a single in the same period as well as new interviews included.

“On Lambertland they moved more into progressive fusion realms, sounding like a cross between mid period Traffic and...

Second album and the most obscure release from this early Finnish progressive band. They combine very progressive and jazzy influences (they had a full time reed player) with early Traffic, as well as other rock influences. It was recorded in Stockholm, Sweden in August of 1970, and for some reason was only released in Sweden. Guitarist Jukka Tolonen declares that this was his favorite of their four albums, and it's easy to see why, based on the real maturity of this early song-form progressive disc....

Second album and the most obscure release from this early Finnish progressive band. They combine very progressive and jazzy influences (they had a full time reed player) with early Traffic, as well as other rock influences. It was recorded in Stockholm, Sweden in August of 1970, and for some reason was only released in Sweden. Guitarist Jukka Tolonen declares that this was his favorite of their four albums, and it's easy to see why, based on the real maturity of this early song-form progressive disc....

EERO RAITTINEN – vocals and percussion
PEKKA PÖYRY – soprano and tenor saxophones, flute, organ and backing vocals
JUKKA TOLONEN – electric guitar
MÅNS GROUNDSTROEM – electric bass
VESA AALTONEN – drums

NEVER-BEFORE SEEN OR HEART live recordings from the band’s progressive rock highpoint period in superb sound! YOWIE!

“This sturdy package consists of over 90 minutes of Tasavallan Presidentti on stage in 1972 performing live renditions of material from their most...

EERO RAITTINEN – vocals and percussion
PEKKA PÖYRY – soprano and tenor saxophones, flute, organ and backing vocals
JUKKA TOLONEN – electric guitar
MÅNS GROUNDSTROEM – electric bass
VESA AALTONEN – drums

NEVER-BEFORE SEEN OR HEART live recordings from the band’s progressive rock highpoint period in superb sound! YOWIE!

“This sturdy package consists of over 90 minutes of Tasavallan Presidentti on stage in 1972 performing live renditions of material from their most...

“Tony Banks, the renowned founder member and keyboard maven of the rock band Genesis, continues his acclaimed series of orchestral compositions with Five. The suite opens with Prelude to a Million Years, originally commissioned for and performed at the Cheltenham Music Festival. Banks signature melodic gifts and feel for cinematic scale are all in evidence in Five, just as they were in Six (8.572986) and Seven (8.557466), a work of stirring beauty (ProgSheet). Naxos is proud to present this recording....

This album features the leader on drums with Arthur Blythe-alto sax, Michael Keith-trombone, Les Walker-piano, David Wertman-bass, plus guest appearances from Chris Capers-trumpet, Melvin Smith-guitar and Charles Tyler-baritone sax.

"“The second album from the legendary Steve Reid as a limited edition CD.
Drummer and composer extraordinaire Steve Reid’s Rhythmatism is one of his deepest and most radical of albums of all time and features some of the heaviest jazz players – Arthur Blythe...

"In Abbasi's hands, the globe's music feels relentlessly new and progressive."-Los Angeles Times

“Comprehending the vastness of music's evolution over almost a century, even in terms of jazz and world music alone, can be pretty mind-blowing - yet New York-based guitarist/composer Rez Abbasi spans that arc with an original release of quintet music based on 'A Throw of Dice (A Romance of India)', a vintage black-and-white Indian-German silent film from 1929.
'A Throw of Dice' is Abbasi's 13th..

“Remastered from original tapes. Bonus disks of unreleased demos, outtakes and alternate mixes. Co-released by band's own label Duophonic UHF Disks and Warp Records. Fold-out poster insert with lyrics and sleevenotes from Laetitia Sadier and Tim Gane. LP in bespoke gatefold sleeve with DL card, housed inside a heavyweight clear PVC wallet.”

“Remastered from original tapes. Bonus disk of unreleased demos, outtakes and alternate mixes. Co-released by band's own label Duophonic UHF Disks and Warp Records. Fold-out poster insert with lyrics and sleevenotes from Laetitia Sadier and Tim Gane.”

“Remastered from original tapes. Bonus disks of unreleased demos. Vinyl edition has an album artwork etching on the final side. Co-released by band's own label Duophonic UHF Disks and Warp Records. Fold-out poster insert with lyrics and sleevenotes from Laetitia Sadier and Tim Gane. Vinyl comes in bespoke gatefold sleeve with download card, housed inside a heavyweight clear PVC wallet.”

“Remastered from original tapes. Bonus disk of unreleased demos, outtakes and alternate mixes. Co-released by band's own label Duophonic UHF Disks and Warp Records. Fold-out poster insert with lyrics and sleevenotes from Laetitia Sadier and Tim Gane.”

“Often compared to the late Kaoru Abe, Masayoshi Urabe's solo performances begin and end with silence. Out of the silence the harmonica slowly emerges, erupting into stabs of harmonica and gutteral cries which then give way to punctuated bursts of alto eventually retreating back into the equilibrium of silence.”

“A debut solo album from saxophonist Erin Rogers, Breaking Waves explores sonic multiplicity -- growth of a singular sound or idea, “breaking” a single note into two or more parts. Through multiphonics, vocalization, and inciting of outer resonance, Rogers elaborates on the single-note instrument, adding layers of complexity to the solo saxophone in a purely acoustic setting.”

Joe Morris (guitar)
Tomeka Reid (cello)
Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet
Kyoko Kitamura (voice)

“Geometry of Distance is the sophomore album by Geometry. This recording follows their debut album, Geometry of Caves, released in 2018 from Relative Pitch Records. Seth Colter Walls of The New York Times called the quartet's first album a "vibrant new recording", Stereo Gum's Phil Freeman described it as "hardcore improvised music" and Dusted Magazine wrote, "The foursome behind the fifty-minutes.

"Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz steps out on his own to make one of the most primal and tribal installments in the Book of Angels series. Drawing on his Sephardic roots, Shanir plays gimbri throughout, giving the music a primeval Moroccan edge. Featuring the intense guitar pyrotechnics of Eyal Maoz and Aram Bajakian (who recently has been tearing it up in Lou Reed’s new band) and the atavistic drumming of Kenny Grohowski, this is Ritualistic Jewish Rock for the 21st century by a brilliant young lion from the...

“Formed in the early 2000’s from the ashes of the band Peach - which included Tool bassist Justin Chancellor - Suns of the Tundra is comprised of members Simon Oakes (vocals and guitar), Andrew Prestidge (drums), Andy Marlow (bass, backing vocals), and Mark Moloney (guitar). Simon also takes on the role of chief songwriter, as well as collaborations with the other band mates. They have an impressive live résumé by playing festivals such as Latitude, Download, Green Man, and All Tomorrow’s Parties...

Matt Stevens - guitar and noises
Steve Cleaton – guitar and other noises
Kev Feazey – bass
Stuart Marshall - drums

“Live USA 17 exemplifies The Fierce And The Dead’s performance at the legendary RoSFest in Gettysburg, PA in 2017 which won over many fans from the USA. The album includes some of the best-loved tracks from 'If It Carries On Like This We Are Moving to Morecambe' and 'Spooky Action', and previewed 2018’s breakthrough album, 'The Euphoric'.”

This nicely packaged and well put together six CD set also presents the period of the band where I personally start to get really interested in their work. Conditionally highly recommended.

“This boxset brings together two classic albums alongside a host of John Peel sessions, Kamera singles, live performances and the group's live album In A Hole, recorded during their tour of New Zealand and originally released on Flying Nun Records.
1982 was a decisive year for The Fall. Their critically...

I love Ornette and own a ton of Ornette, but his trio with David Izenzon and Charles Moffett is one of my very favorite of his bands. They emerged in 1962, made a live album for ESP, disappeared for 2 years while Ornette tried to get bookings that represented monetarily what he felt his music was worth (good luck with that, OC!), and then had their biggest spate of activity in 1965 & 1966, with European tours and with a few live recordings coming out on Freedom and Blue Note. This is the best sounding...

“William Hooker has been recognized as one of the most innovative musicians and drummers of his generation, leading a variety of ensembles within the worlds of free jazz, experimental, and new music. Hooker's prior collaborators range from avant garde jazz musicians to indie rock legends like Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth. On his latest work, "Symphonie of Flowers", Hooker weaves three sections into a whole, or a "symphonie" of sorts. As he says, "the piece begins and ends with the drum...

Eric Dolphy - alto saxophone, bass, clarinet, flute
Donald Byrd – trumpet
Nathan Davis - tenor saxophone
Jack Diéval – piano
Jacques Hess – bass
Franco Manzecchi - drums
Jacky Bambou - congas

These tapes, broadcast live on air on June 11, 1964 feature the last known recorded performances of Eric Dolphy, who died less than 3 weeks later, are in excellent sound quality!

“Eric Dolphy Septet, with Donald Byrd, live from the Qui Péche club, Paris on June 11th, 196

Incredible price on the brand new Hawkwind vinyl!

“So Hawkwind has been around for 50 years at this point, which is amazing in of itself!
Dave Brock has kept his space rock ship flying in the face of decades of trends, fads, and crazes that have seen the disintegration of thousands of lesser rock n roll outfits.
Swirling keyboards and synths, sound fx, and lysergically informed song structures keep me interested from first note to last note of the record. Dave Brock and Hawkwind are....

“Includes DVD bonus disc with “Wasteland” as hi-res stereo 24 bit version and as surround mix, plus 3 video clips. ALSO contains 5 previously unreleased tracks on ‘acoustic session’ disc.

"RIVERSIDE are back in the game. The band who have been around since 2001, who have so far released six long-players, a compilation, two mini-albums and two live albums, and who have played numerous tours across the world. That band is coming back this year with their seventh studio album called "Wasteland"...

“British experimental musician, composer, performer and producer Anthony Moore was a founding member of Slap Happy and has worked with Henry Cow, Kevin Ayers, and Pink Floyd among other great names in the British scene.
In 1971 he moved to Hamburg, Germany, and worked in the boiling experimental scene of the city. As a result, two LPs were issued on Polydor in 1971 and 1972, right before forming Slap Happy with old school pal Peter Blegvad and Dagmar Krause.
'Secrets Of The Blue Bag', Moore's...

“British experimental musician, composer, performer and producer Anthony Moore was a founding member of Slap Happy and has worked with Henry Cow, Kevin Ayers, and Pink Floyd among other great names in the British scene.
In 1971 he moved to Hamburg, Germany, and worked in the boiling experimental scene of the city. As a result, two LPs were issued on Polydor in 1971 and 1972, right before forming Slap Happy with old school pal Peter Blegvad and Dagmar Krause.
'Pieces From a Cloudland Ballroom'...

"New vinyl repressing of our long sold out edition of the glorious second LP by this killer Spanish hard prog psychedelic band.
INTENCIÓN, the sensational second LP recorded by Atila, has never fetched the high amounts their debut album THE BEGINNING OF THE END (Wah Wah LPS022) does exchange hands for in the collectors' market, but it is still a mega rare LP hardly seen below the 400 euros tag, and is considered by many to be better than their previous output.
At the time of recording this...

“Often hailed as one the hard psych masterpieces to come out from Spain in the early 70's, 'The Beginning Of The End' was the vinyl debut of Atila, a trio formed in 1973 by Eduardo Niebla -guitar- Joan Punyet -drums- and Francisco Ortega -keyboards.
Originally released in 1975 by the obscure New Promotion label in a alledged tiny pressing of 100 copies the album has reached 'monster' status between die-hard collectors worldwide, sometimes reaching the 1000€ tag.
'An incredible progressive tour..

"Tales From Outer Space", the tenth studio album by RPWL, the subtle art rockers from Freising, entered various charts, reached a remarkable 49th place in the German album charts and successfully put science fiction at the centre of seven great songs. This was followed by a fantastic tour in April 2019 from Glasgow via Warsaw to Basel, France and Germany with many full and sold out houses.
But most important for the band was the enthusiastic feedback from the fans, who unanimously spoke of the "best..

"Tales From Outer Space", the tenth studio album by RPWL, the subtle art rockers from Freising, entered various charts, reached a remarkable 49th place in the German album charts and successfully put science fiction at the centre of seven great songs. This was followed by a fantastic tour in April 2019 from Glasgow via Warsaw to Basel, France and Germany with many full and sold out houses.
But most important for the band was the enthusiastic feedback from the fans, who unanimously spoke of the "best..

"Tales From Outer Space", the tenth studio album by RPWL, the subtle art rockers from Freising, entered various charts, reached a remarkable 49th place in the German album charts and successfully put science fiction at the centre of seven great songs. This was followed by a fantastic tour in April 2019 from Glasgow via Warsaw to Basel, France and Germany with many full and sold out houses.
But most important for the band was the enthusiastic feedback from the fans, who unanimously spoke of the "best..

"Tales From Outer Space", the tenth studio album by RPWL, the subtle art rockers from Freising, entered various charts, reached a remarkable 49th place in the German album charts and successfully put science fiction at the centre of seven great songs. This was followed by a fantastic tour in April 2019 from Glasgow via Warsaw to Basel, France and Germany with many full and sold out houses.
But most important for the band was the enthusiastic feedback from the fans, who unanimously spoke of the "best..

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

“The music created by SONAR harnesses elements of rock, jazz and contemporary classical minimalism and fuses them to create a distinctive musical language.
Their partnership with David Torn began with their 2018 release, Vortex. Initially brought in as producer, such was Torn's enthusiasm for the...

IF I read the package correctly, this includes 7 hours of bonus / unused / extended interviews in addition to the film (!)

“Voice of the Eagle: The Enigma of Robbie Basho is a feature-length documentary on the extraordinary life and visionary music of the American guitarist, singer and mystic Robbie Basho. Before his bizarre death at the hands of a chiropractor, Robbie Basho was sure that his compositions would not outlast him.
Orphaned during infancy, diagnosed with synaesthesia...

“Voice of the Eagle: The Enigma of Robbie Basho is a feature-length documentary on the extraordinary life and visionary music of the American guitarist, singer and mystic Robbie Basho. Before his bizarre death at the hands of a chiropractor, Robbie Basho was sure that his compositions would not outlast him.
Orphaned during infancy, diagnosed with synaesthesia (a union of the senses that caused him to interpret sound as colour) and claiming to be the reincarnation of a 17th century poet--the...

In the 1990s, when most of his best known material wasn't generally available, there were 3 huge archival sets of all unreleased material of his work released. This series will take these long out of print archival releases, add yet more unreleased material, and put them into chronological order! This is the third in the series and this set covers his totally classic and possibly greatest period of 1975-1976. This is a gigantic amount of great music at a great price. Highly recommended.

"It's finished! Frank Bornemann, the grand seigneur of German art and progressive rock and mastermind behind Eloy, has completed his opus magnum on the story of Joan of Arc just two years after the appearance of the first part. Impressive, and at the same time touching, this work leads us through the fascinating story of this legendary figure of the Middle Ages. In relation to it's complex thematic form and historical accuracy, the author has received support from the Centre Jeanne d'Arc in Orléans...

“In 1992, Mike Oldfield, having fulfilled his contract at Virgin Records, with whom he had been for the previous 20 years, joined Warner Music. His first release with his new label was Tubular Bells II - the sequel to his Virgin debut - in what appeared to be a final insult to his former label. In 1998, Oldfield produced the third Tubular Bells album, on which he embraced the dance music scene at his then new home on the island of Ibiza. This album was inspired by themes from Tubular Bells, but differed...

Atle Nymo sax, bass clarinet
Mats Eilertsen bass
Michaela Antalova drums, percussion

Atle is the leader of the Scandanavian free-jazz supergroup, I.P.A., who have one release out on Cuneiform and another coming in 2020.

“Solo for Trio is Atle Nymo’s first album under his own name, and at the ripe age of 42, the leader at first glance may appear as a late bloomer, a young veteran or possibly something in between. The truth, however, is slightly different.
Blowing his way onto

Fred Anderson-sax
Toshinori Kondo-trumpet, electronics
Tatsu Aoki-double bass
Hamid Drake-drums

“The Velvet Lounge was a door that Fred Anderson opened continuously for decades, an access point through which the human soul could enter and explore the organization and chaos of the cosmos. Through this door the spirits outside also came into our little system. When the exchanges happened, it made a sound of joy, like el: those of us who weren't there are lucky that recording devices...

“Deckchair Poets fourth album, Always Piste At Christmas, is their extraordinary take on skiing (or is it?), but obviously as seen from a rather unique, and sometimes extremely humorous sleigh ride, situated somewhere over the rainbow, maybe near The North Pole, or maybe not. It's Christmas, but not as we know it, Jim!
MUSICIANS: Geoff Downes, Nick D'Virgilio, Ollie Hannifan, Dave Meros, Lynden Williams, Rachael Hawnt, Will Wilde, Bob Cooke, Ash Cutler, Rachel Hall & Rob Aubrey.”

The Young Rebel
Mingus At Antibes
Reincarnation Of A Lovebird
Plays Piano
Town Hall Concert (1964)
Right Now
At Monterey

Not really ‘rare albums’, but certainly some great ones in here!

“Among the most inspirational and innovative composers and musicians of the 20th Century, Charles Mingus remains perhaps jazz music's...

Lee Konitz / Warne Marsh (actually an Atlantic release)
Inside Hi-Fi
Very Cool
Tranquility
An Image
Lee Konitz Meets Jimmy Giuffre
You And Lee
Motion

“Among the most creative and prolific saxophonists of his generation, Lee Konitz was one of few altoists working in the early fifties who retained a unique style, in an era when Charlie Parker extended a huge influence. An early sideman for Miles Davis, Konitz participated in the legendary Birth Of Cool sessions, whi

Eddie Jobson-keyboards, electric violin
John Wetton-bass, vocals
Allan Holdsworth-guitar
Bill Bruford-drums

This well known live recording is taken from a broadcast recorded September 11, 1978 from Boston, MA on the band’s first US tour.
It was previously available as part of the super-duper-deluxe-oh U.K. box set that is no longer in print and this is, sadly, the only trace of UK in print outside of Japan
It’s also the band with Allan and Bill, which was, imo, by far the.

"Portico Quartet stake claims to territory occupied by Radiohead, Cinematic Orchestra and Efterklang.”-The Guardian

“Portico Quartet return with Memory Streams, their fifth studio album and one that continues the journey that first started with 2008's Mercury nominated debut Knee Deep in the North Sea. It's a creative path that has seen the band embrace new technology and explore ambient and electronic influences alongside minimalism, jazz and beyond. It is a process that has encouraged change...