New Arrivals

New Arrivals
“Revolve is the fourth collaborative project between Ian Boddy and the Norwegian guitarist Erik Wollo. Revolve is a continuous sonic journey, with the tracks joined together by slices of sonic ambience and field recordings. The combination of Boddy's Moog and modular sequencing with Wollo's ostinato guitar patterns creates sections that ebb and flow structurally with a beguiling sense of space and freedom. Beautifully ethereal textures give way to pulsing rhythmic sequencers underpinned by solid bass...

“Erlend Apneseth is one of Norway's foremost Hardanger fiddle players and folk musicians. After being widely recognized with the award-winning and critically acclaimed Erlend Apneseth Trio, he now returns with an acoustic solo album. This is the first time since his debut album Blikkspor (2013) that he has put the soloistic performance in focus, and this time the unique acoustics in Emmanuel Vigeland's Mausoleum sets the scene for his improvisations and compositions. "The Hardanger fiddle is....

Rullio De Piscopo-drums, percussion
Sante Palumbo-piano, Fender Rhodes, Moog
Peter Guidi-soprano sax
Giorgio Baiocco-tenor sax
Sergio Farina-guitars
Tony De Piscopo-percussion
Gigi Bappellotto-electric bass

Extremely, extremely unknown 1975 jazz/rock album from a well known Italian jazz drummer who only really made this one electric album with ties to SWAY, another great one-off Italian jazz/rock release; IT SURE IS A GOOD ONE!

"Italian drummer from Napoli,

Rullio De Piscopo-drums, percussion
Sante Palumbo-piano, Fender Rhodes, Moog
Peter Guidi-soprano sax
Giorgio Baiocco-tenor sax
Sergio Farina-guitars
Tony De Piscopo-percussion
Gigi Bappellotto-electric bass

Extremely, extremely unknown 1975 jazz/rock album from a well known Italian jazz drummer who only really made this one electric album with ties to SWAY, another great one-off Italian jazz/rock release; IT SURE IS A GOOD ONE!

"Italian drummer from Napoli,

Not only is there a new Banco release and not only is it a new Banco release to celebrate the group’s 50th anniversary, but it’s a VERY good release!

"There could not be a better time and occasion for Banco del Mutuo Soccorso to celebrate their 50th anniversary while simultaneously releasing their possibly most ambitious concept album since the release of their debut album ‘Darwin’ in 1972. The new album is called ‘Orlando: Le Forme dell’Amore’.
Vittorio Nocenzi was working on this new...

Brian Marsella: Piano
Ches Smith: Drums, Tango
Julian Lage: Guitar
Jorge Roeder: Bass

“Incerto” is the birth of an exciting new modern jazz ensemble featuring the remarkable trio from “Suite for Piano” (Brian Marsella, Jorge Roeder, Ches Smith) joined by the brilliant guitarist Julian Lage.
A quartet capable of anything, this is the perfect group to realize Zorn’s quirky compositional twists and turns. The music is wildly varied—maddeningly complex, powerfully driving..

Trevor Dunn: Bass
Sally Gates: Guitar
Kenny Grohowski: Drums
Matt Hollenberg: Bass VI

Somewhere between brutal prog (Orthrealm, Upsilon Acrux) and technical metal lives this fairly great instrumental band! Recommended!

“... we can now add TITAN TO TACHYONS to the list of modern purveyors of this stylistic niche, such as Behold… The Arctopus, Dysrhythmia, and Ground Patrol. […] TITAN TO TACHYONS balance their dazzling musical abilities with equally impressive songwriting..

“In 1966, pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach assembled his first large ensemble to play his compositions “Globe Unity” and “Sun.” This 14-piece band, which brought together some of the leading figures in European improvised music, would eventually expand – incorporating not only Europeans but also American and Asian musicians – and assume its rightful name: Globe Unity Orchestra.
In this, its nascent outing, beautifully recorded at Ariola Studio in Cologne, Schlippenbach’s band was already

“In 1966, pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach assembled his first large ensemble to play his compositions “Globe Unity” and “Sun.” This 14-piece band, which brought together some of the leading figures in European improvised music, would eventually expand – incorporating not only Europeans but also American and Asian musicians – and assume its rightful name: Globe Unity Orchestra.
In this, its nascent outing, beautifully recorded at Ariola Studio in Cologne, Schlippenbach’s band was already

Half of the classic lineup of Djam Karet have put together a really nice, gently spacey album that recalls the aspects of the band most notably evident on Suspension and Displacement and Recollection Harvest; an very acoustic sound that also filled...

"Analog transfer by Joe Travers 2012. Source: Original 1975 analog master. Mastered by Bob Ludwig, Gateway Mastering, 2012."

There are lots and lots of highlights on this album, but any album with "Inca Roads" has gotta be GREAT.

“Unique female gazes, into a micro-scene with the NYC Lower East Side art scene circa late ‘78 -‘85, through the lenses of a variety of feminist perspectives on post-punk and true art-punk!
An ultra-violet time machine to a micro-scene viewed and heard through the curration of twin artists Linda and Ellen Kahn who together are TwinArt. This magnificent jouney features the music they created for the Manhattan Cable, along with other female voices from within their orbit.
Instant This Instant...

A CD release of what was either the weirdest album ever released on Lovely Music or the most normal. Or both. Plus much more rare and never-heard stuff!

“The first ever collection of Jill Kroesen’s wildly inventive & often dystopian compositions from ‘72 through ‘84. Includes her art rock master-piece ‘Stop Vicious Cycles’, her coveted ‘80 single, an equal amount of unissued treasures, and copious liner notes.”

“Her voice is large, unique, and charismatic. Her presence is charming...

“Searching In Grenoble: The 1978 Solo Piano Concert is a previously unissued recording of jazz icon Mal Waldron's mesmerizing performance at the "Five Days of Jazz" series in Grenoble, France on March 23, 1978.
Waldron was Billie Holiday's final accompanist, played with John Coltrane, Charles Mingus and Jackie McLean, and recorded dozens of solo albums before his passing in 2002.
The beautifully designed, deluxe 2-CD set includes photos, an extensive 24-page booklet, essays and interviews.”

Bernard Falaise – guitars, bass, keyboards, banjo, turntable
Pascal Globensky – keyboards, synths, piano
Rémi Leclerc – drums, percussion, electronics

There are no other bands in North America that sound even remotely like Miriodor, whose new album Elements is their 10th studio release since their founding in 1980. This likely has to do with where keyboardist Pascal Globensky, guitarist and bassist Bernard Falaise, and drummer Rémi Leclerc are...

Fabio Paolizzo VIVO (original electronic system)
Nicole Mitchell piccolo, flute, alto flute, vocals

“For many Black folks, the mythology of Medusa has been a fascinating tale because the image of a beautiful woman with snakes for hair could easily be seen as a European interpretation of a Black woman with dreadlocks. What if the story of Medusa illuminates European men's fear of the power of Black women?
Medusae is a symbol for a multitude of concepts which we bring together with our...

“Master drummer Andrew Cyrille, guitarist-reedist Elliott Sharp and pioneering electronic music composer-performer Richard Teitelbaum improvised this music on October 13, 2011 at Roulette Intermedia’s first season in Brooklyn after over two decades in lower Manhattan. Now 10 years later, Richard Teitelbaum has passed, so Cyrille and Sharp are the only two remaining members of this trio. This recording documents Cyrille, Sharp and Teitelbaum using their instrumental skills and aesthetic sensibilities to...

“Evolving the tactics of acclaimed Ambarchi works such as Quixotism, Hubris and Simian Angel, Oren invites an international all-star cast to dialogue with his guitar + triggers inventions. Intricate theme-and-variations build upon the staccato rhythms via expansive improvs from BJ Cole, Sam Dunscomb, Chris Abrahams, Jim O’Rourke and Julia Reidy. Magnetically compulsive!”

“Evolving the tactics of acclaimed Ambarchi works such as Quixotism, Hubris and Simian Angel, Oren invites an international all-star cast to dialogue with his guitar + triggers inventions. Intricate theme-and-variations build upon the staccato rhythms via expansive improvs from BJ Cole, Sam Dunscomb, Chris Abrahams, Jim O’Rourke and Julia Reidy. Magnetically compulsive!”

Their great, second album.

"How does one describe this original, witty and dadaist band to the uninitiated? It's not an easy task, since there was liitle before Ubu to anticipate it's music and few since who have dared to follow in their footsteps. Take the static synths that blare like a short wave between frequencies, herky jerky(but excellent) rhythyms, inverted guitar skronk and the demented inner child voicings of David Thomas, season with Captain Beefheart, The Stooges, a little Eno and....

Pretty excellent cross between stoner rock, space rock and early Sabbath riffing.

“'Exploration' is the first part of a space adventure where a daydreaming character physically enters his dreams which then become reality. Heavy psych, even heavier jams, progressive rhythms and form structures promise to take the listener beyond the constructs of space and time. Stars above, evil below and fire in between. A trinity in peace for aeons. CB3 (Charlottas Burning Trio) is here to bring you on a...

These are the three motorik classics + the lesser ‘86’ release + 50 years of ‘much more’ by this fabulous German duo of Klaus Dinger & Michael Rother (both fresh from their short stint in Kraftwerk 1971).
Guitars, bass, simple electronics & drumming all combine into stunning trance classics. They are every bit as good as the hype.
IF you don’t already have these, they are essential and the extras are fun and it isn’t a bad price [if you bought the three classic original CDs separately, it...

This is the previously undocumented tour that Frank did in 1972 with "The Petit Wazoo" band in the fall/winter. A 10 piece band: Frank Zappa-guitar, conductor, vocals, Malcolm McNabb-trumpet, Gary Barone-trumpet, flugelhorn, Tom Malone-tuba, saxes, piccolo trumpet, trumpet, Earl Dumler-woodwinds, Glenn Ferris-trombone, Bruce Fowler-trombone, Tony Duran-slide guitar, Dave Parlato-bass, Jim Gordon-drums.
There are definitely some themes used elsewhere either earlier or later in FZ's career and song...

The ZFT has happily seen fit to make generally available (that means, available to us) a lot of items that were previously available by mail only from the ZFT.
This is actually a big deal, as it is the ORIGINAL 1968 mix of the album "Cruising With Rueben & The Jets", without the horrible 80s overdubs that were on the CD of the same title. ALL Mothers fans NEED this.

"The third installment of the Project/Object Audio Documentary series focuses on the 40th anniversary of Zappa's 1968 homage to..

The very last of the old Mothers' albums to be reissued on CD, I waited and waited, and finally! This is a really good one, and was the next to last by the Mothers Of Invention.
This includes some of his finest compositions (Holiday In Berlin, Aybe Sea) some fun goofing around (WPLF, Valarie) and the lengthy and impressive The Little House I Used To Live In, which combines some impressive and *hard* written sections with large 'blowing' sections, featuring some especially good work from Sugarcane...

“Employing a vast array of advanced vocal and instrumental techniques, Broken Gargoyles is arguably Diamanda Galás' most intellectually, sonically and viscerally formidable work to date. The album finds the visionary artist deftly probing the weaving, warping transformation on the nervous systems of her post-traumatic soldiers and dying diseased. The album's first part, "Mutilatus," contains the GeorgHeym poems "Das Fieberspital" and "Die Dämonen der Stadt," and concerns the suffering of the soldier....

“Widely recognized as the most exciting string quartet of the present moment, these young players bring new insights to contemporary composition and core classical repertoire. In parallel, they have also made surprising, impressive forays into the world of Nordic folk music (explored on a 2014 album Wood Works), and delight audiences around the world with concert performances of this music. Now they bring their folk project to ECM with a stirring new recording of immense beauty and depth.”

“This 1982 recording by the Pat Metheny Group represented a crossroads for the guitarist, a creative expansion from his original concept in terms of acoustic and electric instrumentation, folksy roots material and modern jazz influences, American and third world sources.
Having thus marked out the territory for a decade's worth of experimentation and growth, the Metheny Group cemented its standing on the cutting edge of contemporary jazz with Offramp. Lyle Mays' harmonica-like synth theme, Metheny's..

"In these sick times, there must be a 6th volume of this on-going compilation covering "the parallel realities of contemporary guitarism". Our latest collection runs from A to Z with guitar pieces reflecting the sheer inventiveness and fabulous sonic visions inspired by this instrument of myriad manifestations. The cast of characters ranges from the "legendary" to the "obscure" but all are wonderfully committed players with one foot in the future and one in the past, a formula that puts one's ass...

Jon Lipscomb - guitar

"Jon Lipscomb's dissonant tones push the guitar to its limits, the power and energy of his improvisations is visceral."

Chris Pitsiokos-alto sax

“This is Pitsiokos' second solo saxophone release for Relative Pitch. His first one, "Speak in Tongues" was a tribute to his forbears on the horn. On "Art of the Alto" Pitsiokos stakes his claim to stand amongst them.”

Ingrid Laubrock - soprano and tenor saxophones
Tom Rainey - drums

One of the great creative music duos of our present time!

“Ingrid Laubrock and Tom Rainey played relentlessly during the pandemic. Laubrock and Rainey clearly have finely honed their improvising skills through touring and rehearsing together. This release is comprised primarily of composed pieces by Laubrock and Rainey.”

“The brand new album by the Portuguese cult act SATURNIA convinces with a fascinating mix of psychedelia, space rock, electronica and Indian sounds.
Launched in the mid-90s by the Portuguese multi-instrumentalist LUIS SIMÕES as a solo project and occasionally supported in the past by top-class colleagues such as DAEVID ALLEN (GONG), NIK TURNER (HAWKWIND) or STEFAN KOGLEK (COLOR HAZE), since then seven have been released by fans and Critically acclaimed longplayer. Now the brand new album of the...

"One of the great overlooked albums of the 1970s, Time Actor was the result of a collaboration between legendary Crazy World & Kingdom Come visionary Arthur Brown and German Synthesiser and Ambient genius Klaus Schulze, recording under the pseudonym of his alter-ego Richard Wahnfried. The resulting record was a unique fusion of Brown’s amazing vocals and eccentric musical visions and Schulze’s innovative keyboard playing.
Originally released on the German Innovative Communication label, Time Actor...

Per Steinar Lie - lapsteel, electric guitar
Øystein Braut - guitar, organ, Mellotron
Julius Lind - double bass
Ørjan Haaland – drums
Sigbjørn Apeland - harmonium, Fender Rhodes
Ståle Liavik Solberg - percussion

“The band describe themselves as a spaced-out, instrumental lounge rock outfit, with added vibes of folk music, jazzy surf, psychedelia, free improvised chill-out, jangly post-rock, and travelling bass. Not much to add here, apart from possibly a pinch of krautrock..

Mastered from the original Vertigo tapes.

“Under The Sun is the follow-up to the astonishing Roots and contains yet more absolutely essential Nucleus material. Genius trumpeter and visionary composer Ian Carr was one of the most respected British musicians of his era. In late 1969, following the demise of the Rendell-Carr quintet, and tiring of British jazz, Carr assembled the legendary Nucleus. Under bandleader Carr, Nucleus existed as a fluid line-up of inventive, skilled musicians...

Mastered from the original Vertigo tapes.

“Another thrilling, funky-prog jazzy-rock fusion beauty from Ian Carr's Nucleus. Genius trumpeter and visionary composer Ian Carr was one of the most respected British musicians of his era. In late 1969, following the demise of the Rendell-Carr quintet, and tiring of British jazz, Carr assembled the legendary Nucleus. Under bandleader Carr, Nucleus existed as a fluid line-up of inventive, skilled musicians.
Alleycat was the last Nucleus album...

Mastered from the original Vertigo tapes.

“Labyrinth is dark, brooding, beat-heavy, melancholic mood music courtesy of Ian Carr and the Nucleus crew. A favorite of Madlib, it goes without saying that this is one magnificent record.
Originally released on Vertigo in 1973, Labyrinth was never re-pressed and of course those original copies are now very tricky to score. Like all the Nucleus records, it's aged ridiculously well and this Be With re-issue, re-mastered from the original analogue...

“Sow Your Gold in the White Foliated Earth exists first as a curator's fancy - in this case from Oslo's Ultima Festival for contemporary music in 2014. The idea was to give revered Norwegian experimental electronic musician Helge Sten, aka Deathprod, access to seminal avant-garde composer Harry Partch's self-designed, custom-made, specialized, invented instruments - an orchestra tuned to just intonation, using up to 43 intervals instead of the standard 12 for the most commonly used Western equal...

Henry Kaiser – guitarist
Michael Rothenberg – spoken poetry

Recorded live in the studio 9/22/33 by Jeremy Goody at Megasonic Oakland.
Has Henry done a record up to this point with a poet? I don’t think so, but he has now!

"An astonishing record of James and the Flames tearing the roof off the sucker at the mecca of R&B theatres, New York's Apollo. When King Records owner Syd Nathan refused to fund the recording, thinking it commercial folly, Brown single-mindedly proceeded anyway, paying for it out of his own pocket. He had been out on the road night after night for a while, and he knew that the magic that was part and parcel of a James Brown show was something no record had ever caught. Hit follows hit without a pause...

Magma added three more female voices to the mix, and the singing is extra great on here. Additionally the over-all recorded sound seems a bit better over-all from the last few releses. The playing is also very strong, although my heart will always belong to Bubu...

“2020/2021.
More than 18 months without being able to play a gig. This space of time, this imposed "pause", was used to prepare a new album, a group album, working in a way we had not realized for a long time.
Following the..

“From 1974, this ultra-rare private pressing is a wonderfully atmospheric album that veers from folk acoustic through acid and heavy rock and everywhere in between with fluid acidic and often over the top fuzz and manic guitar.“

“Stone Harbour was a duo. They played an US heavy psych/psychedelic rock with some psych/fok-ish moments, some spacey sounds thanks the use of synthetizer and some fuzzed hard rock. The results are very good. This album have that underground feeling, in the vein of...

A very good psychedelic / post psychedelic release from 1971.

“David Crosby, the former member of the Byrds, can claim to be inventor of acid-rock, raga-rock and space-rock. 'If I Could Only Remember My Name' (1971), is an album that spiritually and physically evokes the resigned naturalist idyll of the Bay Area where Crosby and many other like-minded musician's spent much of their time.
The musician's who worked on the album included Kaukonen, Slick, Casady and Kantner of Jefferson...

In 1983, when information on the ground was much harder to come by and I was a huge fan of The Work, this noisy, lo-fi, hissy and mostly strange collage of work by The Work was a very special thing.

“Special 2CD edition of only 500 copies made featuring the whole C90 album for the first time re-issued, remastered from the original 1982 tape. Comes in a 6 panel digi case + 2 page booklet.
Originally released as a C90 cassette in 1983, the music on this double CD uses low-fi recordings a...

Fred Moten - words
Brandon Lopez - contrabass
Gerald Cleaver - drums

“Critic and theorist Fred Moten joins bassist Brandon López and drummer Gerald Cleaver for a conceptually rich, politically weighty album that asks timeless questions without overexplaining.”-Pitchfork

“Lopez and Cleaver have been improvising together as a duo for a number of years, over which they’ve developed a secret, unspoken language of organically growing repetitive figures in a wide range of sonic...

Tamio Shiraishi - alto saxophone

"Tamio Shiraishi has worked out of Queens, NY since the early 1990s and regularly plays solo sets in the NYC subway system which have become the stuff of legend. Much of Tamio's solo aesthetic is built off of interactions with a physical space.
These ten archival duos represent some of Tamio's work with like-minded improvisors."

Violeta Garcia - cello

"Violeta García is a cellist, improviser and composer from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has been studying music since 1998. She is a performer in many art forms, including free improvisation, contemporary and trans-media experimental repertoire in violoncello and electronic and collaborations with dancers and other artists. She is eager to improvise, compose and create new experimental sounds with extended techniques, prepared instrument and work with dynamic, rhythmic and.

This Swedish instrumental band love the classic Goblin and Fabio Frizzi soundtrack style progressive rock. This features folks who have also played with Anglagard, Mats/Morgan and more.
As good as anything as Goblin ever did (and better than some of what they did) - this is the soundtrack to your favorite scary scene playing behind your eyelids.
As the band themselves state, "with their roots in classic progressive rock they make perfect use of Hammond organs, Mellotrons and Moogs to create a...

This Swedish instrumental band love the classic Goblin and Fabio Frizzi soundtrack style progressive rock. This features folks who have also played with Anglagard, Mats/Morgan and more.
As good as anything as Goblin ever did (and better than some of what they did) - this is the soundtrack to your favorite scary scene playing behind your eyelids.
As the band themselves state, "with their roots in classic progressive rock they make perfect use of Hammond organs, Mellotrons and Moogs to create a...