New Arrivals

New Arrivals
Kenso have been making great progressive jazz/rock albums for 35 years. This 1992 release was the band's seventh album and their second live album and it's another killer, solid release of 50% jazz/rock and 50% symphonic rock.
Kenso are a band with a zillion live albums, but having seen them (lucky me!) I can kind of appreciate why they have done this, as they are absolutely monster's in a live setting. Like most of their work from the 80s and 90s, it's been unavailable for a long while...

"An unsurpassed milestone in European/African fusion, this is a head-on collision between traditional Central African vocals and uncompromising analog electronics. Resulting from a torrid encounter between Zairean singer Bony Bikaye, Algerian-born...

This original generation Rock In Opposition classic is beautifully presented here, with a large format photo and texts booklet telling the story of the band during this era AS WELL AS including the CD "Before And After Bandits", which includes a ton of live and demo material, all of it unreleased, and in 'significantly better than I expected it to be' sound quality, considering the era it is from and it's scarcity, and which is ONLY available with this lp!
Aksak Maboul were one of...

"This live recording was made at a concert given in 2004 as part of Turin’s Gong festival and it’s certainly live that one can best appreciate the many nuanced art of Ustad Shahid Parvez, an instrumentalist of the very top drawer. The raga featured on...

"The Javanese tradition is not only represented by the large gamelan ensembles, documented by a prestigious nine-volume series in the Felmay catalogue, which has highlighted the different nuances of a culture based on a millenary, rich and complex...

Tarantera is the magical place where the tarantelle, traditional and of author, they are met with the organetto, similar instrument of the wind and the sun, than the breath of the earth it renders strong in the voice, and the rhythm similar to the wate...

The art of Faiyaz Khan (1880 -1950) forms part of the singing tradition called khayal which because less tied to devotional classicism allows the performer space to improvise freely, unleashing the whole range of their emotional expressivity in the cre...

"Sidh is a fascinating hybrid between the traditional sounds of the Gnawa and the rhythms and melodies of the Mediterranean. Lila whose name significantly refers to the Gnawa’s spiritual séances is the work of a young Italian-based Algerian musician...

"Perfect Beings is an American progressive rock band formed in Los Angeles in 2012. They are known for their modern take on the sound of the classic progressive rock supergroup. Singer Ryan Hurtgen combines his incredible songcrafting skill with the talents of producer/guitarist Johannes Luley and keyboardist Jesse Nason. True to the progressive form, their albums are storied musical journeys through odd time signatures, avant-garde poetry, and symphonic mysticism. From 2012 through 2015, the group...

Argentina's Bad Dreams are a band very much in thrall to the sound of mid 70s Genesis.
This is a pro-shot (but private release) performance of their performance on 2017's Cruise To The Edge. Even if you don't have a Blu-ray player, you can still enjoy this, as it also includes a DVD of the show!

"Argentina’s Bad Dreams started out life as a bit of a Genesis tribute band. After 10 years of that, they moved into doing their own material. Their new album “Chrysalis” still owes plenty to classic Genesis: musically, vocally, and melodically. While I wouldn’t call the album a Genesis clone, it certainly has the feel of what Genesis might sound like had the original five tried their hand at a new album....
Overall, “Chrysalis” is an album that neo-prog fans will no doubt exalt. Bad Dreams don’t...

Mattias Indy Pettersson: drums
Hans Hjelm: guitar
Mikael Tuominen: guitar & vocals
Magnus Öhrn: bass
Peter Erikson: synth & drum machine
Gustav Nygren: saxophone (1, 5)
Tomas Bergstrand: guitar (8, 10)

This is a really good, jammy/loose recording that is very obviously from today, but harkens back - at least in spirit but also somewhat in sound - to Swedish classics like International Harvester, Algarnas Tradgard and Trad, Gras & Stenar.

"Kungens Män started o

Very excellent keyboard trio retro-prog from Sweden. Listen my children and you will hear the work of
Cristobal Nemo : B3 and L100 Hammond Organs, Wurlitzer Piano, Grand Piano, Mellotron, Modular Synthesizer, Ribbon Synthesizer, Spinet, Vibraphone, Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Percussion & Vocals
Don Pharoah : Bass Guitar & Vocals
Rod Handel : Drums, Tambourine
This is psychedelic infused progressive rock that channels the heritage of 1970-era Pink Floyd mixed with the Hammond work of.

"Since the release of their first album, the band has lost his vocalist Jocelyn Beaulieu who has a special voice in the range of Jon Anderson of Yes. Since then the sound and the music of the band change for a more in your face kind of rock, heavier, less retro-prog and more modern. I was a bit disappointed with the next two releases, it felt to me that the band has lost his sense for good melodies. It's clear that the voice of Jean-Francois Desilets doesn't have the same strenght of Jocelyn, but his...

"Formed back in 1972, KAYAK is the most legendary Dutch progressive rock act and now presents its highly anticipated 17th studio album! “Seventeen” contains 60 minutes of epic & melodic rock that finds a perfect balance between diverse long tracks such as ‘La Peregrina’, ‘Cracks’ or ‘Walk Through Fire’ and straighter anthems like ‘All That I Want’, ‘Somebody’ or the hard rocking ‘Feathers And Tar’! A brilliant union of 70’s classic rock, progressive arrangements and straight-forward, catchy rock with...

Includes:
Back In The World Of Adventures
Retropolis
Stardust We Are - 2 x CDs
Flower Power - 2 x CDs
Space Revolver
The Rainmaker
Unfold The Future - 2 x CDs

"The Flower Kings, formed back in 1994 by iconic prog rock artist Roine Stolt (Transatlantic, Kaipa, Anderson/Stolt etc), will release “A Kingdom Of Colours (1995 – 2002)” in December 2017, which offers the complete early years of the band covering seven studio albums on ten discs! Featuring a brand new..

Richard Hallebeek is an insanely good fusion guitarist from Holland who has recorded a few albums on his own, which we have carried in the past and also recorded with folks like Lalle Larsson on some of his best releases.
The only negative thing that can be said about him is that he is very much in the Allan Holdsworth vein; of course, that isn't the worst thing that can be said about a fusion guitarist, of course!
This is hot music for guitar, keyboards (also by Richard), Frank Vollink on bass...

One of the great things about IB is that throughout their now 35 year career (!) is that they are always, ALWAYS re-inventing themselves. This is their follow-up to their excellent release with Steve Hogarth, and it too is excellent...and completely different!

"Off The Radar is the fourteenth studio album from Isildurs Bane, and that title could reflect how they have gone about their musical vision these last forty years; quietly, evolving, changing direction, all the time maintaining their..

Isildurs Bane are a Swedish progressive mainstay of the past 35-40 years who have released a long series of albums moving from solidly progressive rock, towards a more thoroughly orchestrated sound that combines elements of many styles of progressive, symphonic & avant rock and finally more into the field of 'instant composition', which is where they left off quite some time ago.
For their first new one in some time, they have moved much more back to a 'progressive rock' sound, but they are still at...

"We started playing 'No Fun' after BBC6 Radio asked us to record an Iggy song for his 70th birthday. We added it to our set to work it out for the session and kept playing it every night because everyone loves that song. We worked up a version of 'Jukebox Babe' because our sound engineer Larry got it stuck in his head and was singing it all the time. We figured, we may as well play it if we’re going to hear it all the time.
The Stooges and Iggy, and Suicide/Alan Vega/Martin Rev, are all huge...

The great lost second Laraaji album, from 1984 and only previously available on cassette tape directly from the artist on the streets of NYC!

"Vision Songs Vol. 1 (1984) is the LARAAJI album like no other, located at the intersection of new age and gospel. It is both his outlier and magnum opus, the feel-good DIY tape of the century.
Discovered busking in Washington Square Park by Brian Eno in the late 70s, engagement with the eternal flow has led Laraaji to, seemingly by magic, emerge as the.

The great lost second Laraaji album, from 1984 and only previously available on cassette tape directly from the artist on the streets of NYC!

"Vision Songs Vol. 1 (1984) is the LARAAJI album like no other, located at the intersection of new age and gospel. It is both his outlier and magnum opus, the feel-good DIY tape of the century.
Discovered busking in Washington Square Park by Brian Eno in the late 70s, engagement with the eternal flow has led Laraaji to, seemingly by magic, emerge as the.

Terje Rypdal - guitar
Stale Storløkken - keyboards
Palle Mikkelborg-trumpet
Paolo Vinnacia-drums

Paolo Vinaccia is an Italian composer, drummer and percussionist, based in Norway. for nearly 40 years.
This fairly wonderful set documents 5 shows by a great group led by Terje Rypdal, which usually goes under the name of Skywards, but for whatever reason (cough cough ECM) released under Paolo's name.
The important thing isn't whose name it came out under, but that such an...

Until this reissue, I was not at all aware of this 1965 recording, which matches two UK musicians in the very earliest days of 'Brit-jazz being a thing; McNair and pianist Alan Branscombe with Ornette's rhythm section of the time, the great David Izenson and the great Charles Moffett!

"Jamaican born Harold McNair was one of the unsung heroes of the second generation of British modernists. His Parkeresque alto, Rollins-influenced tenor and truly unique flute playing astounded the London jazz scene..

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

I have a kazillion or so Sun Ra records, but my very favorite of his stuff is his late 50s recordings from Chicago, before he moved to New York City.
This is three of his amazingly great records from that period, which, if you don't already have them in other versions, are total must-owns.
You get: Super Sonic Jazz (recorded in 1957), Jazz By Sun Ra [aka Sun Song] (recorded in 1956) and Jazz In Silhouette (recorded in 1959).
EVERY ONE of these is a utter classic of far-reaching large...

This 1988 release was the second release by this Japanese progressive rock outfit.
Like so much of the 80s and 90s Japanese progressive scene, this has long been unavailable.
Now it's available again at a reasonable price, especially for a Japanese release, as a special blu-spec CD release!

"A very nice release by this Japanese band, some of you could say 'much too Neo to me', but for me, this records is far more symphonic than Neo Prog besides the sounds too 80's of the keyboards.....

This 1988 release was the second release by this Japanese progressive rock outfit.
Like so much of the 80s and 90s Japanese progressive scene, this has long been unavailable.
Now it's available again at a reasonable price, especially for a Japanese release, as a special blu-spec CD release!

"This band, led by guitarist Terutsugu Hirayama (who was originally with the band Novela) has an extremely powerful symphonic sound somewhat reminiscent of mid-period Renaissance, but more extreme in.

This 1989 release was the final release by this Japanese progressive rock outfit.
Like so much of the 80s and 90s Japanese progressive scene, this has long been unavailable.
Now it's available again at a reasonable price, especially for a Japanese release, as a special blu-spec CD release!

This 1986 release was the very first by this Japanese progressive rock outfit. Like so much of the 80s and 90s Japanese progressive scene, this has long been unavailable.
Now it's available again at a reasonable price, especially for a Japanese release, as a special blu-spec CD release!
" Pageant's debut is one of the best Symphonic Prog albums of the 80's.. and possibly my favorite after Asia Minor's 'Between Flesh and Divine'. The music has a mystical fairy tale atmosphere: full of bright...

This 1986 release was the second by this Japanese symphonic rock and is widely considered one of their better releases.
Like so much of the 80s and 90s Japanese progressive scene, this has long been unavailable.
Now it's available again at a reasonable price, especially for a Japanese release, as a special blu-spec CD release!

"The second offering by japanese band Outer Limits. The album was released in 1986 and is a good follow up to the predecesor Misty moon from 1985. Not very much to

Kenso have been making great progressive jazz/rock albums for 35 years. This 1991 release was the band's sixth album and it's another killer, solid release of 50% jazz/rock and 50% symphonic rock and shows them having matured completely into the band they basically remain sounding like to this day. Like most of their work from the 80s and 90s, it's been unavailable for a long while.
Now it's available again at a reasonable price, especially for a Japanese release, as a special blu-spec CD release!

Kenso have been making great progressive jazz/rock albums for 35 years. This 1989 release was the band's fifth album and it's another killer, solid release of 50% jazz/rock and 50% symphonic rock. Like most of their work from the 80s and 90s, it's been unavailable for a long while.
Now it's available again at a reasonable price, especially for a Japanese release, as a special blu-spec CD release!

Kenso have been making great progressive jazz/rock albums for 35 years. This fabulous 1985 release was the band's third album and their first that they didn't have to release themselves and which gained them a huge nod of attention in the progressive jazz/rock-starved world that was 1985!
This is a band with a catalog of excellent works, but this one is one of *the* ones to own if you don't have anything, so start here! their first-ever live album. Like most of their work from the 80s and 90s, it's...

Kenso have been making great progressive jazz/rock albums for 35 years. This 1986 release was the band's fourth album and their first-ever live album. Like most of their work from the 80s and 90s, it's been unavailable for a long while.
Now it's available again at a reasonable price, especially for a Japanese release, as a special blu-spec CD release!

This 1981 release was the only album released during the lifetime of this Japanese electronic / ambient cross-genre duo, which consisted of Kenji Konishi (synths, guitars) and Izumi Mutsuhiko (synths, guitar, violin) and has long been unavailable on CD.
Now it's available again at a reasonable price, especially for a Japanese release, as a special blu-spec CD release!

Long unavailable, this 1993 release was the group's third and their final album, until they re-emerged 15 years later.
Now it's available again at a reasonable price, especially for a Japanese release, as a special blu-spec CD release!

"On his third album album with Asturias composer Yoh Ohyama would make a slight stylistical turn. Akira Hanamoto was no longer a member of the band, instead Ohyama introduced two string instrumentalists, Udai Shika on cello and Tatsuya Murayamy on viola...

Long unavailable, this is the group's very first album album from 1988, and the one that made their reputation!
Now it's available again at a reasonable price, especially for a Japanese release, as a special blu-spec CD release!

"The Japanese band - Asturias - (commanded by the multi-instrumentalist Yoh Ohyama) in his first studio work Circle in the Forest", presents a sonority that blends of New Age (influenced mainly by KITARO & MIKE OLDFIELD) and Jazz-Prog in the style of bands such as...

Long unavailable, this is the group's second album album from 1990. Now it's available again at a reasonable price, especially for a Japanese release, as a special blu-spec CD release!

"Structurally this one follows the same path as ''Circle in the forest'', three mid-length instrumental tracks are the the first menu, giving space to the 22-min. title-track. An even more mature album compared to the previous one, ''Brilliant streams'' actually recalls the music of MINIMUM VITAL around the same...

Long unavailable, this is the group's first album from 1980 and which impressed a lot of progressive rock fans when it came out, as 1980 wasn't exactly a banner year for progressive jazz rock with Canterbury underpinnings! Very pleasing Camel/Caravan/Canterbury influenced progressive performed on keyboards, guitar, bass and drums.
Now it's available again at a reasonable price, especially for a Japanese release, as a special blu-spec CD release!

"After some years of hard struggling in the....

Long unavailable, this is the 1986 second album, which was Ain Soph's final album released during their lifetime. Very pleasing Camel/Caravan/Canterbury influenced progressive performed on keyboards, guitar, bass and drums.
Now it's available again at a reasonable price, especially for a Japanese release, as a special blu-spec CD release!

"It took 6 years for Ain Soph to finally record this amazing follow-up to their equally amazing debut album. The original lineup 90 (the band was formed...

This is the fifth album, from 1994, by this Japanese keyboard-heavy symphonic rock / hard rock band, released as by ''Toshio Egawa's Gerard'' and has long been unavailable on CD.
Now it's available again at a reasonable price, especially for a Japanese release, as a special blu-spec CD release!

"Aka Moon is celebrating. On the occasion of their twenty-five years existence, a twenty-volume overview box Constellations has been released, but also a new album Now .
With this title, Aka Moon, the group around alto saxophonist Fabrizio Cassol, bassist Michel Hatzigeorgiou and drummer Stephane Galland, already indicates what it is all about, namely the present, the here-and-now.
On the new album Now you can hear how the group, to a certain extent, clings to the vast past (for example you...

Ernest Dawkins : soprano, alto & tenor saxophones
Harrison Bankhead : double bass, cello
Hamid Drake : drums, frame drum

Swell Steve (trombone)
Jemeel Moondoc (alto saxophone)
William Parker (double bass)
Hamid Drake (drums)

"The melodies capture the imagination with a complex beauty that hooks into the inner being of soulfulness."

Sylvie Courvoisier: Piano, Composition
Kenny Wollesen: Drums & Wollesonic
Drew Gress: Bass

"With her high-quality trio with Drew Gress and Kenny Wollesen, Sylvie Courvoisier presents her eleventh album on Intakt Records: Intakt CD 300. In both her playing and her composition she shows neoclassical influences mixed with European improvised music and the experimental nonconformismof the New York downtown scene.
The nine pieces on D'AGALA are dedicated to people who admired and...

Florian Egli: Saxophone, Clarinet
Dave Gisler: Guitar
Martina Berther: E-Bass
Rico Baumann: Drums

"The quartet Weird Beard was founded by Zurich based saxophonist Florian Egli. Following the debut album 'Everything Moves' on Intakt Records, they release a second studio album, recorded again in the Blackbox Studio in Brittany by the out­standing sound engineer David Odlum. 'Orientation' is a sophisticated record on which Weird Beard increasingly focus their attention on the creation o


1 –Tetragon Snowstorm 7:50
2 –Xhol Surrealistic Scenery 12:11
3 –Yggdrasil Lizzy's Song 4:40
4 –Zoppo Trump Wellengang 6:46
5 –Radio Noisz Ensemble Circkus Minor 3:58
6 –Guru Guru Das Zwickmaschinchen 6:22
7 –Embryo Dance Of Some Broken Glasses 9:01
8 –Sündenfall II Montpellier 3:18
9 –Surgery Intro 4:47

1 –Joy Unlimited Bacchanal 4:21
2 –Os Mundi Waber Waber 6:43
3 –Gurnemanz To His Love 4:51
4 –Embryo (3) Ouverture Marimbasaz 7:09
5 –Emtidi Flutepiece 7:20
6 –Ibliss Athir 9:03
7 –Necronomicon The Donkey 6:48
8 –Radio Noisz Ensemble Serenade Central 7:40
9 –Action Hell Track 12:12