New Arrivals

New Arrivals
“Double CD of live acoustic gigs with Didier and the all female band; This is in fact a recording of Daevid Allen's Invisible Opera Company Of Tibet during the band's European tour, released under Allen's name only.
These CDs are drawn from two concerts: Daevid's first major gigs in London at the Tabernacle in Nottinghill Gate and in France at Toulon, which was also Daevid's first encounter with Didier Malherbe (Bloomdido Bad de Grasse) since the heady Gong days of '74/'75.
Some of these...

“This album spotlights a surprising chapter of Jeff Buckley's creativity in tandem with acclaimed guitarist and songwriter Gary Lucas. Circa 1991-92, during an intense 10 months period, Jeff and Gary wrote 12 songs for Gary's band "Gods and Monsters" which featured Jeff as lead singer.
They all began with Gary composing solo guitar instrumentals, complete with the riffs and harmonic structure, to which Jeff added a vocal melody and lyrics. After their packed debut concert in St. Ann's Church...

“Marco is an Italian vibraphonist and percussionist. After having recorded three albums of his compositions, Marco Pacassoni pays tribute to Ruth Underwood, American percussionist indissolubly linked to the music Frank Zappa.
For this ambitious project, Marco has chosen two "faithful companions" and members of his quartet, Enzo Bocciero on piano and keyboards and Lorenzo De Angeli on bass. The cast is completed by Alberto Lombardi, on guitar who also signed the production, mix and mastering, Petra...

Limited numbered edition of 1500 copies pressed on gold colored vinyl.

“Zess is the story of the end of everything. The end of time and of everything that has ever existed. Absolute oblivion, like a dreamless night. It feels like nothing has ever existed nor will it ever exist again. All forms of consciousness have vanished.”-Christian Vander.

The legend of Magma’s Zess is that when Zess is recorded and released, it will signal the end of Magma. Happily the band are walking that back ..

“The Third Ascension is the first release from avant guard composer Glenn Branca since his death in 2018. The Glenn Branca Ensemble will commemorate the release with the first posthumous live NYC performance of his guitar music at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn on what would have been his 71st birthday on October 6th, 2019. This is a return to the 4-guitar, bass and drums format of his legendary 1981 release The Ascension as well as 2010's The Ascension: The Sequel. The recording is a live performance by The...

“This release from the widely acclaimed, leading-edge pianist Kathleen Supové (also of Doctorn Nerve) features electronics, theatrics, extended techniques, Yamaha Disklavier, and vocals ranging from humor to horror. The New York Times has observed, “What Ms. Supové is really exploding is the piano recital as we have known it.”
The album presents the premiere recordings of Mary Ellen Childs’ readily engaging Eye to Ivory; Nick Didkovsky’s dispassionately shocking Rama Broom; Guy Barash’s technically...

SAADET TÜRKÖZ Voice, Lyrics
ELLIOTT SHARP Analog Synthesizers, Bass Clarinet, Glissentar

“Saadet Türköz's Influences spread far and wide. Born in 1961, the singer grew up on the Bosporus where Europe and Asia meet. Her ancestors were nomads who migrated from Semey to Kazakhstan to East Turkestan from where they fled via India and Pakistan to Istanbul. But Istanbul, international city, modern metropolis and history-laden cultural crucible, is not the only place to be influenced.
In her...

Chris Speed: Tenor Saxophone Chris Tordini: Acoustic Bass
Dave King: Drums

“Since arriving in New York in the early 1990s, Chris Speed has become one of the most vital improvising musicians on the scene through work that has always varied widely, moving from a jazz base out through various forms of folk, classical and rock music.
Over the last six years the reedist has been sorting through the varied strands of his circuitous, decades-long career, using his versatile trio with bassist..

Michael Formanek Double Bass
Tim Berne Alto Saxophones
Mary Halvorson Guitar

With his impressive artistic biography, Michael Formanek is one of the outstanding personalities of today's jazz:
as a composer, as a bassist in ensembles and as a soloist. He belongs to the series of well-known bassists and composers such as Charles Mingus, Dave Holland, Charlie Haden, Barry Guy.
Formanek's musical world, his immense experience, his knowledge of the jazz tradition and the avant-gard

"Il Castello di Atlante ("Atlas' Castle") is an Italian progressive rock band based in Vercelli. Although the band was founded in 1974, it released its debut album in the early 1990s. It has since released 9 albums.
The band played live in several locations in Italy, and survived despite no released albums and frequent personnel changes.
In the early 1990s, they signed with Vinyl Magic, a minor label specialized in progressive rock that at the time was republishing rare albums by many Italian...

Lino Capra Vaccina - vibraphone, piano, glockenspiel, gongs, wind chimes, percussions, tablas, bowed instruments, cymbals
Michele Lombardelli - analog devices, oscillators, mixer
Luca Scarabelli - microphones, springs, metals, marbles

Bronze vinyl; edition of 500 hand-numbered copies.

“Perpetual Possibility is an album that bears witness to the collaboration between Lino Capra Vaccina, living legend of Italian minimalism and the avant-noise duo Untitled Noise with an interesting.

Lino Capra Vaccina - vibraphone, piano, glockenspiel, gongs, wind chimes, percussions, tablas, bowed instruments, cymbals
Michele Lombardelli - analog devices, oscillators, mixer
Luca Scarabelli - microphones, springs, metals, marbles

“Perpetual Possibility is an album that bears witness to the collaboration between Lino Capra Vaccina, living legend of Italian minimalism and the avant-noise duo Untitled Noise with an interesting album on the label Dark Companion. Perpetual Possibility...

First-ever vinyl edition of Syndone's 2010 third album, and their come-back, as their first two albums were both issued in the early 1990s!

The group as featured here is
Nik Comoglio : piano, Hammond, Moog, keyboards
Federico Marchesano : electric bass & double bass
Francesco Pinetti : vibraphone, symphonic timpani
Paolo Rigotto : drums, percussion
Riccardo Ruggeri : vocals

"Italian band Syndone is the project and creative vehicle of composer and keyboardist Nik...

“Nodens Ictus are a British electronic music project formed by Ed Wynne and Joie Hinton in 1986 as an ethereal offshoot of UK psychedelic rock band Ozric Tentacles. The Cozmic Key was the first Nodens album for 17 years when self-released in December 2017.
With various line-ups over the years, the band have played live semi-frequently since the late '80's often supporting Ozric shows.
Ed Wynne is, without doubt, a gifted instrumentalist, a visionary, a prodigal symphonist and one of the UK's...

"Digitally remastered edition of this 2009 album. One of the most influential bands to emerge from the UK's festival scene, the Ozrics layer ambient and ethereal landscapes with freeform dub trips, incredible rave grooves and psychedelic progressive rock. It's an open exploration of music and the soul. For over 25 years, the Ozrics have experienced the vicissitudes of the rock and roll life. The Yumyum Tree proved that despite being over 25 years into their career the band were still a force to be...

“Verto (aka Vertø) was chiefly the project of Toulouse (France) based guitarist Jean-Pierre Grasset circa 1974 to '79. Verto involved members of Potemkine in the early days, playing a hybrid of rock fusions close the Zeuhl style. Often Verto would be Monsieur Grasset alone, doing live multi-track work on his guitar with delay/foldback in the vein of Manuel Göttsching or Steve Hillage. Other members included Benoît Widemann (from Magma) and Jean-Pierre Fouquey (from Forgas and later in Magma).”

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Charles Loos (piano, keyboards)
Dirk Bogaert (flute)
Paul Elias (guitar)
Jean-Paul Musette (bass)
Tony Malisan (drums)
Jacky Mauer (drums)

“Jazz Rock supergroup from Belgium, including members from the veteran league of Prog and Jazz Rock music.The founding members appear to be keyboardist Charles Loos, who had parted ways with Cos a few years back, flutist Dirk Bogaert and drummer Jack Mauer, who previously played with Waterloo and Pazop, bassist Jean-Paul Musette...

"A band occupying sonic territory entirely their own, BENT KNEE continues to break ground with each successive album, a record maintained with 2019’s extraordinary “You Know What They Mean”. The Boston outfit’s myriad influences are distilled into a deeply moving art-form that defies categorization, merging texture and style into music that’s thrilling, addictive, and unapologetically original.
“You Know What They Mean”, the fifth full-length by BENT KNEE is a prime example how to unite rock, pop...

"A band occupying sonic territory entirely their own, BENT KNEE continues to break ground with each successive album, a record maintained with 2019’s extraordinary “You Know What They Mean”. The Boston outfit’s myriad influences are distilled into a deeply moving art-form that defies categorization, merging texture and style into music that’s thrilling, addictive, and unapologetically original.
“You Know What They Mean”, the fifth full-length by BENT KNEE is a prime example how to unite rock, pop...

“1972 jazz funk rarity features members of Placebo and Solis Lacus including the great Bruno Castellucci on drums. Lots of horns and soulful vocals embrace a sound that is in some ways similar to early Blood, Sweat & Tears and Chicago. Comparisons to Placebo are quite common and not unwarranted. This album has been reissued a few times but this is the first time that it was transferred from the original master tapes. Comes with a bonus 7" single.”-Ken Golden [aka the NJ funk-boy...

This is the band’s one and only release, originally on Phillips in 1977, by this French progressive rock quartet. Their music is typical somewhat dark-hued French symphonic / progressive. They are often compared to King Crimson, but I think they only resemble KC in terms of obvious inspiration, but I don’t think they mostly sound like them.

"'Odyssee' is the one and only album from this French quartet. It has become one of those albums that many prog fans have heard of but have never actually...

Jaimie branch – trumpet, voice, synths, sneaker squeaks, bells & whistles
Lester St. Louis – cello, percussion
Jason Ajemian – double bass, percussion, vocals
Chad Taylor – drums, mbira, xylophone
-with special guests-
Ben LaMar Gay – voice (on track 2)
Marvin Tate – voice (on track 2)
Matt Schneider – 12-string guitar (on track 2)
Dan Bitney – percussion, synthesizer (on track 8)
Scott McNiece – egg (on track 8)

“FLY or DIE II: bird dogs of pa

“Lightning Bolt play with abandon that is unmatched and remarkably undiluted since the duo's formation 25 years ago. They are often called one of the loudest rock outfits in existence, both on record and on (or famously, off) the stage. Brian Gibson creates sounds that are unexpected and remarkably varied with his virtuosic bass playing and his inventive approach to the instrument, centered around melody rather than rhythm. The dizzying fury of Brian Chippendale's drums twist from primal patterns into....

“Handfuls of Night is the highly anticipated follow-up to Penguin Cafe's much applauded 2017 album The Imperfect Sea 'inspired by the Antarctic, Arthur Jeffes' journey following in Scott's footsteps and our penguin friends that reside there.
Using gut-stringed violins, viola, cello, bass, percussion, upright and grand pianos, synthesiser, harmonium and more, Arthur Jeffes and his cohorts have crafted a vivid series of panoramic sonic landscapes, that are as rich in cerebral poignancy as they are in...

“Handfuls of Night is the highly anticipated follow-up to Penguin Cafe's much applauded 2017 album The Imperfect Sea 'inspired by the Antarctic, Arthur Jeffes' journey following in Scott's footsteps and our penguin friends that reside there.
Using gut-stringed violins, viola, cello, bass, percussion, upright and grand pianos, synthesiser, harmonium and more, Arthur Jeffes and his cohorts have crafted a vivid series of panoramic sonic landscapes, that are as rich in cerebral poignancy as they are in...

One of the greatest trumpeters of all of jazz, Fats basically had a 3 year career before dying of drug-hastened tuberculosis in 1950.
This has ALL of his greatest stuff and is the only thing you need by this stupendous jazz giant, unless you are a completist.

Theodore "Fats" Navarro was one of bebop's forgotten heroes, who succumbed at age 26 (in 1950) to heroin addiction and tuberculosis. In his short life, however, he established himself as one of the pioneers of bebop and a magnificent...

Ehsan Sadigh: Electric Guitar
Peter Soleimanipour: Bass Clarinet, Saxophones
Mazyar Younesi: Piano, Voice
Rouzbeh Fadavi: Drums

I was hipped to this quite amazing Iranian band by my friend, the Spanish drummer Vasco Trilla.
This is somewhere between ECM, Ronin, John Surman, jazz, and contemporary music and really is absolutely top-shelf stuff. You need this!

“Formed by Ehsan Sadigh in early 2013, Quartet Diminished aims to create musical moments based on its member

François Bréant - Keyboards, Balafon, Accordion, Backing Vocals, Percussion
with
Daniel Beaussier - Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
Thomas Dalle - Percussion, Electronic Drums, Sound Design
Nicolas Gueret - Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Christian Martinez - Trumpet, Bugle
Jean Lou Descamps - Violin, Viola

What a great joy it is to see this new one from keyboardist/composer François, fully 40 years after “Sons Optique” and “Voyeur Extra-Lucide”!
This is a rich, very..

Recorded live, May 18 2019 in Nancy France.

“Starting from their '72 debut, the original member Christian Decamps (vocals) has developed “Rock Theatre”, and this legendary French band that continues to be active even today.
Both CDs and DVDs include video / sound sources of performances performed in France and Nancy in May 19th. At the noble venue where symphony concerts and operas are performed, the performance of ANGE's immense energy centered on Christian Decamps, which is powerfully....

The film is just as bad as you always heard and the performance footage is better than you always heard.
For Jimi devotees, this is worth having for the 25’ of live footage.

“This is possibly the worst hippie movie EVER made. However, the second Jimi hits the stage, you will hear possibly the best version of (Hey Baby) Land of the New Rising Sun ever caught on record. Foxy lady is just screaming, and Voodoo Chile (slight return) has moments unique to this performance. His playing is pure...

Ian Ellis-bass, vocals
Fudge Smith-drums
John Hackett-flute, guitar
Steve Hacket-guitar, vocals
Julian Colbeck-keyboards, vocals

Recorded 1990 at Central TV's Nottingham Studios for the Bedrock series of hour-long concert showcases.

“Ex Genesis guitarist Hackett’s single minded pursuit of excellence has inspired Eddie Van Halen, no less. And this 1990 show cherrypicks from the catalog Steve established since leaving the band in 1977, choosing just one Genesis highlight,

“Gong’s 4th album for Virgin Records from 1975 has been remastered from the original Virgin masters for the very first time by Simon Heyworth at Super Audio Mastering and expanded with a second disc containing a previously unreleased concert recorded live at the London Marquee in September 1975 plus 3 previously unreleased edits.“

This was the album that the band released after founder Daevid Allen split. Most of the gang are still here (Mike Howlett-bass, Didier Malherbe-saxes/flutes, Pierre...

“Gong’s 3rd album for Virgin Records has been remastered from the original Virgin master tapes for the very first time by the original producer, Simon Heyworth, and has been expanded with a live concert recorded live at Hyde Park in London in June 1974 plus an Alternate Version of “A PHP’s Advice’ and a rare version of “Where Have All The Flowers Gone?’”

The conclusion of the Radio Gnome trilogy, & probably the band's crowning achievement along with the very different Camembert Electrique. The...

"English neo-progressive rock spear-header IQ has been furthering the genre in the 21th century with much acclaim. Sound-wise the band hasn't changed much since ' The Seventh House', but on this album the band has finally revolutionized their composition style, arrangements and production. The symphonic layering by Neil Durant has this adult feel, reminding me of 'Tilt' era Scott Walker or 'Blackstar' era Bowie ' yet drenched in a Bladerunner like delicate sci-fi universe. Somehow this album sounds...

“Gong’s debut album for Virgin Records has been issued for the very first time from the original Virgin masters and remastered by the original producer, Simon Heyworth, and has been expanded with a previously unreleased concert recorded at The Bataclan in Paris in May 1973 plus 5 rare out-takes.”

The first of the Radio Gnome trilogy, which for many people stands as Daevid's crowning achievement. A great version of the band:
Daevid Allen-guitar/vocals/glissando guitar
Gilli Smyth-vocals..

“Gong’s 2nd album for Virgin Records has been remastered from the original Virgin masters for the very first time by the original producer, Simon Heyworth, and has been expanded with a previously unreleased concert recorded in Roanne, France on 17th August 1973 plus the single version of “Other Side Of The Sky” and 3 rare out-takes.”

The middle disc of the Radio Gnome trilogy and filled with classics. The band is
Daevid Allen-guitar/vocals/glissando guitar
Gilli Smyth-vocals
...

Theo Bleckmann -- voice & electronics
Joseph Branciforte -- modular synthesizer, fender rhodes, tape loops, processing

VERY limited edition pressing of only 150 copies made!

“The debut recording from Grammy-nominated vocalist Theo Bleckmann (ECM) and electronic musician & producer Joseph Branciforte [Cellar and Point). Vocal loops of hushed beauty framed by artificially-synthesized tones, deep subharmonic oscillations, and gently layered sheets of noise, with a shared musical...

“The combined forces of Steve Davis, Kavus Torabi (Gong/ Cardiacs/ Knifeworld/ Guapo) and Michael J. York (Coil/Teleplasmiste/Guapo) have arrived at no less than a modular driven kosmische colossus of transcendent power enough to drive all talk of green baize firmly into the blue yonder.
With Davis’ modular geometry and ambient structures weaving with Torabi’s keen and skewed sense of melody and York’s various gifts for pipes, drones and fevered abstract – the result is a beguiling tapestry as likely..

“The combined forces of Steve Davis, Kavus Torabi (Gong/ Cardiacs/ Knifeworld/ Guapo) and Michael J. York (Coil/Teleplasmiste/Guapo) have arrived at no less than a modular driven kosmische colossus of transcendent power enough to drive all talk of green baize firmly into the blue yonder.
With Davis’ modular geometry and ambient structures weaving with Torabi’s keen and skewed sense of melody and York’s various gifts for pipes, drones and fevered abstract – the result is a beguiling tapestry as likely..

Kevin Hufnagel - guitar
Colin Marston - bass (on tracks 3, 4, 6, 7, 8) 2nd guitar (on tracks 1, 2, 5)
Jeff Eber - drums

Lessee...An excellent and versatile guitarist, one of the two amazing masterminds behind “Behold...” and the incredible drummer also of Zevious? Sure, I’m in!

“New York's progressive metal instrumental trio Dysrhythmia deliver their 8th studio album and first batch of new material in three years entitled "Terminal Threshold". The album was recorded at...

Music by Mike Westbrook
Lyrics and singing by Kate Westbrook
Accordion by Kate Street
This is a very stripped down recording by a great, theatrical singer with well-placed, simple accompaniment.

“Kate is a fine writer and performer, with a brilliant approach to text.
The life of choreographer Bronislava Nijinska provides the inspiration for Kate's most recent piece, a collaboration with composer Mike Westbrook and accordionist Karen Street.
It's a moving piece, and Kate's

For the most part, this is completely a solo album, with all parts (sax, keyboards, drum programming, etc) all performed by Brian.
BUT: There are guest appearances by brother Hugh on bass, Graham Flight on keyboards, Robert Fenner on guitar, Francis Knight on piano and...Robert Wyatt on cornet and vocals, including on a version of “Hope For Happiness”!!

“Brian Hopper, the older brother of Soft Machine bassist Hugh, will probably always be in his more-famous brother's shadow but he is in...

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 late 80s featuring original band leader Glen Sweeney (drums/percussion)...

Vocals, Piano, Synthesizer, Celesta - Anthony Moore
Guitar - Andy Summers, Anthony Moore, Peter Blegvad
Bass - Dave Wintour, Kevin Ayres, Steve Thompson
Drums - Barry Da Souza, Eddie Sparrow
Mandolin, Violin - Graham Preskett
Organ - Anthony Moore, Graham Preskett

Recorded in 1977 for Virgin, but never released at the time, this sat without anyone even being aware of it, until it was released some 20 years later!

“Twenty years late, Out is the 'new' album from...

"On the face of it, it's an old band's obscure latest album with only a couple of original members.
To most prog fans that's a familiar story, one that will immediately invoke a horrible mental montage of the many dusty, abandoned mid-90s CDs dwelling dormant and boring in your rack (or drawer, or pile if you prefer). But do not fear. 'Acid Motherhood' is a Gong album in every respect. It just has different people playing on it. That's all. Instead of Steve Hillage we've got Kawabata Makoto, an...

A very deserving reissue of a semi-obscure, 'free-blowing free-bop with heads' quartet, co-led by Elton Dean & Alan Skidmore (saxes) with Chris Laurence-double bass & John Marshall-drums. Originally released in 1977, jazz/free jazz fans will have their socks knocked off by this!

“Apart from lending his forename to a certain Reg Dwight, Elton Dean is probably still best known for his contribution to Soft Machine, where his fuzzy, amplified alto grafted a jazz sensibility onto that band's organ...

In May, 2000, hot on the heels of their excellent (if a bit over-produced) reunion album Ça Va, Slapp Happy embarked on their first ever tour of Japan. The original trio of Dagmar Krause (vocals), Peter Blegvad (guitar, vocals) and Anthony Moore (piano, keyboards) perform a wonderful selection of tunes from their earliest times to the then present, but with the most notable fact being the startling recasting of a large number of tunes from Ça Va in a very acoustic format where they work wonderfully well...

The much wanted & anticipated reissue of Slapp Happy's extremely rare debut from 1972 by Peter Blegvad, Dagmar Krause & Anthony Moore, recorded at Wumme (Faust's studio) with backing by some of Faust (Gunther Wusthoff, Werner "Zappi" Diermaier and Jean-Herve Peron).
The band's charming naiveté was never as pronounced as here. And if hearing these formative recordings wasn't enough, you even get the non lp b-side (Jumping Jonah) of their single as well! Subtle, unlike anything else (especially...

“25 YARD SCREAMER is a trio based in Wales, UK, and was founded by chance in 2002 when Nick JAMES (vocals, guitars) needed to get hold of some musicians for a showcase gig. Matt CLARKE (bass) and Donal OWEN (drums) were able to help out; and they hit it off so well that the creation of a band was called for.
From acoustic to electronic, from the familiar to the unforeseen, join the exploration and be a part of the voyage, exploring a musical territory that can be described as a mix of MARILLION, RUSH..

Geoffrey Richardson is highly regarded for his distinctive viola and flute playing in the legendary Canterbury band Caravan, but his career has also seen him as a key member of the Penguin Café Orchestra and as a guest musician on countless albums by artists including Bob Geldof, Murray Head and many others.

On The Garden Of Love, Richardson explores rock, folk and classical influences, playing violin, viola, flute, cello, acoustic and electric guitar, ukelele, banjo, mandolin, keyboards, tenor...