New Arrivals

New Arrivals
ASAF SIRKIS: drums (all tracks), crotales (3, 6, 7,10), konnakol (7, 11), Manjira (7), frame drums (7)
SYLVIA BIALAS: voice (all tracks), waterphone (7, 9), overtone singing (6), lyrics (1, 2, 5, 10), konnakol (7)
FRANK HARRISON: piano (1, 2, 4, 5, 6 ,8, 10), keyboards (1, 2, 3, 7, 9, 11)
KEVIN GLASGOW: six string electric bass (all tracks)

"European jazz is promised a virtually limitless future if it continues to stick close to its European roots embedded in the subsoil of specific.

Peter Van Huffel Alto & Baritone Saxophones, Effects
Roland Fidezius Electric Bass, Effects
Rudi Fischerlehner Drums, Percussion

"Peter Van Huffel’s journey through the combination of jazz and rock, alien to the fusion tradition of the seventies and the collage of the nineties, proceeds with yet another opus from the Gorilla Mask gang, as always inclusive of the mindblowing rhythm section of Roland Fidezius and Rudi Fischerlehner. “Brain Drain” is a mishmash of punk, metal, jazz, free i

Markus Reuter: Touch Guitars AU8, Live Looping
Fabio Trentini: Wal Fretless Bass, Bass Synthesizer
Asaf Sirkis: Acoustic Drums

This is a heavy, fun slab of King Crimson-esque R-O-C-K!

“MoonJune Records’ historic 100th release features a full frontal aural assault: witnessing the über-innovative guitar maestro Markus Reuter, seizing the reigns on the groundbreaking trio effort - Truce. It is only fitting that the label which has produced more than its fair share of revisionist..

“Having gained prominence as the lead guitarist of Genesis between 1971 and 1977, for whom he contributed to six studio albums and three live albums, Steve Hackett left the band in October 1977 at the culmination of their Wind And Wuthering tour.
Steve had made his first solo record in 1975, while still a member of the prog-rock maestros, and following his departure, produced three more albums between 1978 and 1981. For his fifth record, Cured, Hackett changed direction. It was recorded without the...

“A collection of 18 versions of The Residents' Christmas smash hit Santa Dog.
The compilation album Refused was originally released by the band's own Ralph America label in 1999 and collected 11 versions of the track "Santa Dog".
For our 2019 Christmas re-issue, we have collected a total of 18 variations and have adapted the original artwork.”
• Fire
• Santa Dog '78
• Santa dog '84
• Santa Dog '84 (Unfinished - A Work In Progress)
• Santa Dog '88
• Santa Dog N.Y.E. (

“Recorded in 1957, Sonny's Crib features a front line of Curtis Fuller, Donald Byrd, and John Coltrane with Sonny Clark on piano, Art Taylor on drums, and Paul Chambers on bass. Truly still a bebop recording, done a full year before the landmark Cool Struttin' session, nonetheless the set produced some awesome readings of classic tunes, like the opener, "With a Song in My Heart," with one of the knottiest Byrd solos ever. As Chambers and Taylor up the rhythmic ante and Clark comps with enormous chords in...

Tobias Klein alto saxophone, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet
Gonçalo Almeida double bass
Martin van Duynhoven drums

“The trio of Gonçalo Almeida, Martin van Duynhoven and Tobias Klein may present itself as a synthesis of «all kinds of adventurous music of the last 50 years» and that is true, but one in special comes immediately to mind when we listen to them: the influence they put to work of the original free jazz. “Live at the Bimhuis” includes two Ornette Coleman pieces...

Daniel Bernardes Piano
António Augusto Aguiar Bass
Mário Costa Drums
Drumming GP
Miquel Bernat Marimba, Percussion
Jeff Davis Vibrafone Soloist, Percussion
João Dias Glockenspiel, Percussion
Pedro Góis Vibrafone, Percussion

"Portuguese pianist Daniel Bernardes studied both composition (with Emmanuel Nunes and Karlheinz Stockhausen) and jazz (with Carlos Barretto and João Paulo Esteves da Silva, two names of the Clean Feed catalogue). “Liturgy of the Birds”

Nick Mazzarella alto saxophone
Tim Stine guitar
Matt Ulery bass
Quin Kirchner drums

“When considering the Chicago jazz scene today (and other associated genres), we have to name the precious contribution of guitarist and composer Tim Stine. Stine’s contributions are brilliantly demonstrated in his new album, “Knots”, acoustic music resulting from sensible combinations of precise written scores (“the ink”, Stine says) and interactively improvised content by the members of his.

José Lencastre alto saxophone
Rodrigo Pinheiro piano
Hernâni Faustino double bass
João Lencastre drums

"Everything in a Nau Quartet (the brothers José and João Lencastre plus 2/3 of Red Trio – Rodrigo Pinheiro and Hernâni Faustino) concert is improvised, benefiting from a stage situation. Here we find the Portuguese musicians when they played live in Russia one year ago, precisely the situation they fulfill best. In such a manner that each track is a statement in itself, very...

Peter Van Huffel Alto & Baritone Saxophones, Effects
Roland Fidezius Electric Bass, Effects
Rudi Fischerlehner Drums, Percussion

"Peter Van Huffel’s journey through the combination of jazz and rock, alien to the fusion tradition of the seventies and the collage of the nineties, proceeds with yet another opus from the Gorilla Mask gang, as always inclusive of the mindblowing rhythm section of Roland Fidezius and Rudi Fischerlehner. “Brain Drain” is a mishmash of punk, metal, jazz, free i

Avram Fefer alto and tenor saxophones
Marc Ribot guitar
Eric Revis bass
Chad Taylor drums

“Testament, is the kind of project that excites and entices even on paper. First there’s Fefer, the saxophonist and composer who has been an important contributor to the adventurous New York scene for the past quarter-century, and whose collaborators have included Bobby Few, Archie Shepp, the Last Poets, Sunny Murray, Tony Allen, Reggie Washington, Roy Campbell and many others.
Joining

Karl-Hjalmar Nyberg tenor saxophone
Karl Bjorå guitar
Dag Erik Knedal Andersen drums and percussion

"Two of the musicians (saxophonist Karl-Hjalmar Nyberg and guitarist Karl Bjora) ensembled in this trio come from the Megalodon Collective, a septet that was already described as «sounding like the Mingus Dynasty band trapped on a star cruiser with controls set for the heart of the sun» or a «pit orchestra from hell performing the soundtrack to a Keystone Cops movie directed by Quentin...

A collection of finished pieces by this prog rock multi-instrumentalist that were in Shawn's personal archives. This posthumous release was put together by his friends Dan Shapiro (Clearlight) and Paul Whitehead (who did the cover).
Included are instrumentals, vocal tunes and covers of such progressive chestnuts as Karn Evil #9, The Colony Of Slippermen and Back In New York City.

“This is the first comprehensive collection of recordings surveying the career of renowned, American cellist Charles Curtis.
Selected by Curtis and Tashi Wada from recordings spanning the past two decades, the collection offers a broad, inclusive view of Curtis's activities across the diverse worlds of music he inhabits, containing rare, unreleased recordings, and never-before-released music by Terry Jennings, Richard Maxfield, Éliane Radigue, Alison Knowles, and Curtis.
The wide-ranging scope..

“These two guitarists first met in an Oslo studio in January 2019. Having admired each other's work for some time, they decided right there and then to record a guitar duet collaboration specifically to create a soundtrack for a classic Norwegian silent film. They spent 30 minutes setting up to record and Kaiser suggested a short test recording to one of the less likely candidates, Roald Amundsen's 1925 documentary Ellsworths flyveekspedition 1925. One hour and fifty-six minutes later, they set down ...

“The unreleased recording of PLVG (pronounced "plug") recorded in 1973. PLVG is formed of ex-members of the band Calcium, considered the cream of French studio musicians. In May 1971, soon after his triumphant Olympia 70, singer Julien Clerc surrounds himself with musicians Charles Benaroche and Denis Lable. They are joined in '72 by Stéphane Vilar (ex-Calcium) who had just composed the music of Circus Bonjour, Jean Claude Poligot, Richard Lable, and Philippe Gall. The band thus constituted, accompanies..

"If Mythic Sunship aren't the shape of psychedelic music to come, it's in no small part because there are so few out there who could hope to match what they do."-The Obelisk

“Mythic Sunship played three shows at the 2019 edition of Roadburn. Changing Shapes documents the most ferocious and courageous of the three.
It follows 2018's Another Shape Of Psychedelic Music. Changing Shapes is a continuation of those ideas, not just a live performance of previous material (only two tracks from...

"If Mythic Sunship aren't the shape of psychedelic music to come, it's in no small part because there are so few out there who could hope to match what they do."-The Obelisk

“Mythic Sunship played three shows at the 2019 edition of Roadburn. Changing Shapes documents the most ferocious and courageous of the three.
It follows 2018's Another Shape Of Psychedelic Music. Changing Shapes is a continuation of those ideas, not just a live performance of previous material (only two tracks from...

“Windborne is the debut album from young Norwegian power-trio Kanaan. With components from jazz, fusion and post-rock they have created six extended pieces of blazing free-form psychedelia.
While the band is rooted in the same spirit that gave birth to Mahavishnu Orchestra and Larry Coryell's The Eleventh House in the 1970s, there's a distinctive modern flavor to Kanaan. Their Scandinavian genealogy is apparent as well; their intricate song structures seems to be branching off the same stem as...

“The first collaboration between Brunhild Ferrari and Jim O'Rourke, offering up two side-long realizations of Ferrari's tape compositions recorded in concert at Tokyo's SuperDeluxe in 2014, revised and mixed by O'Rourke in 2019. The title piece weaves an immersive web of electronics, pre-recorded piano, and field-recorded sounds, including the raging Aegean Sea, the tranquil atmospherics of a Japanese island, and the roar of a pachinko parlor. Far from a slice of audio vérité, these geographically...

Julien is one of the members of Aquaserge and who I think of as ‘their main voice’, in terms of the vocals. Consequently, anything he does sounds like Aquaserge to me (a completely great thing)
This is his third solo album and it sounds like it could be a more stripped down, poppier Aquaserge album or demo sketches for Aquaserge.

“Confession, fiction, and observation. This is how the trajectory drawn by Julien Gasc seems to evolve from one album to the next. While Cerf, Biche et Faon took...

Julien is one of the members of Aquaserge and who I think of as ‘their main voice’, in terms of the vocals. Consequently, anything he does sounds like Aquaserge to me (a completely great thing)
This is his third solo album and it sounds like it could be a more stripped down, poppier Aquaserge album or demo sketches for Aquaserge.

“Confession, fiction, and observation. This is how the trajectory drawn by Julien Gasc seems to evolve from one album to the next. While Cerf, Biche et Faon took...

"Cameroonian musician Francis Bebey is truly one of a kind. He entered the music scene with his African compositions for classical guitar. He gave recitals while pursuing a career in journalism and then as an international civil servant. The same creative impulse also led him to write pop songs, some of which (based on novels he had written) became big hits in Africa and in the French-speaking world. But few people know that in the '70s, Francis Bebey delved into electronic music. The first electronic....

"... the terrific 'Souls of Chaos'..."-David Bowie, Vanity Fair, Nov. 2003

". . . a young composer with rare gifts. Mr. Rosenbloom creates a sonic texture that is simultaneously very old and very new, combining chantlike monophony, elegant minimalism, world music, and rock elements into a beguiling blend that owes as much to the Far East as to Lower Manhattan... his work possesses a compelling spiritual propulsion and undeniable seriousness of intent."-Tim Page, New York Times...

“Critically acclaimed synthesist / multi instrumentalist STEVE MOORE (ZOMBI) presents the score to the 2019 feature film "Bliss". From pulsing, panic-inducing freneticism of tracks such as "The Bite" to calm and contemplative melodies and guitar leads endearing the listener to the film's lead character,"Bliss" sees STEVE MOORE at his most dynamic, intense, and nuanced.”

“Though he invited in collaborators for this project, Parker is very much a solo artist on Suite for Max Brown. He constructs a digital bed of beats and samples; lays down tracks of his own on guitar, keyboards, bass, percussion, and occasionally voice; then invites musician friends to play and improvise over his melodies.
But unlike a traditional jazz session, Parker doesn’t assemble a full band in the studio for a day or two of live takes. His accompanists are often working alone with Parker...

“This release is the infamous live show recorded at Throbbing Gristle’s 2004 performance as part of Jake and Dinos Chapman’s All Tomorrow’s Parties festival line up. The performance and CD were both dedicated to their dear friend and co-conspirator, John Balance, who passed away in November 2004.
The CD-R set was on sale minutes after Throbbing Gristle finished performing. The few remaining copies of this limited edition set were briefly available through Mute Records, but quickly sold out. This is...

“Part Two: The Endless Not was originally released in 2007, and was the band’s first full length studio record in 25 years.
Pitchfork wrote, “The Endless Not features some of the subtlest songwriting of TG’s career, playing that knot of tension for all its worth and all the more disturbing for how pensive and restrained it feels”. PopMatters said that the album “sounds like a core of musicians who have rediscovered whatever spark it was that led them to create the entity that they are now so often...

Having seen these guys in 2019, I can attest to their genuine mighty-ness! If you dig hot, instrumental fusion, these are the guys!

“In 2019, Marbin is already a well-known secret to music lovers who are not satisfied with the mainstream lull. With tens of thousands of albums sold, over two hundred shows a year in hundreds of towns all over the US, and a cult-like following for their daily live feed, Marbin is back with their eighth album, Strong Thing, and they're taking no prisoners. All ten ...

"The fifth album of the Amarok project, entitled "The Storm", contains mainly instrumental music - the result of cooperation between Polish artist Michał Wojtas and British choreographer James Wilton on the creation of contemporary dance performance The Storm. There are also two songs on the album, inspired by the main theme.
“The music for the performance "The Storm" is three-dimensional, deep and mysterious in the film - theater style” says Michał Wojtas, the founder and leader of Amarok. “It...

“1977 saw the release of Oops! Wrong Planet with his band Utopia. Utopia's appearance at Brown University in Providence offers a departure from their more extravagant performances earlier in the year where strobes and lasers were applied to accompany the progressive fanfare for the Ra shows.
This is the KRO-FM broadcast of Todd Rundgren's Utopia at Brown University, Providence on November 11, 1977.”

“1974 was a momentous year for Rush, with the release of their debut album, their signing to a major label, the departure of founding drummer John Rutsey, his replacement by Neil Peart, and the trio's first US dates.
Broadcast on WMMS-FM, this remarkable set includes previews of material from their forthcoming Fly By Night album (including their first ever public performance of the title track), as well as a cover of Larry Williams' classic Bad Boy.
It's a vital document of the band at their...

“Broadcast live on WBCN-FM radio, this performance captures Pat Metheny at a fascinating point in his career. His debut album, the classic Bright Size Life, had recently been released, but he'd already moved on, forming a quartet for the forthcoming Watercolors LP, issued in 1977.
Featuring material from both albums, it showcases the guitarist at his youthful best and is presented here with background notes and images.”

“This unique set was broadcast on Radio Canada in the Salle Marie Gerin-Lajoie during Montreal's International Jazz Festival on July 5, 1989, and finds all three musicians driving each other to remarkable peaks.”

“Was there ever a more paradoxical band than the Minutemen? Comprising Dennes D. Boon, Mike Watt and drummer George Hurley, all natives of working class seaport San Pedro.
Forever jocular and unpretentious to a fault, the Minutemen were alt-rock's blue-collar, union heavies of the 80s underground while also profoundly avant-garde. This was the age of Reagan, ripe for tearing apart and kicking the crap out of, but rather than get lost in a verbal revolt and a street riot, the Minutemen made their own...

With John Greaves and Chris Cutler. Follow up to the masterly Just Woke Up, sporting great new songs and guests including B.J.Cole, Geraint Watkins, Adam X, Chris Stamey, Bob Drake, Stoffer Blegvad.

“Described as a "fusion of Lou Reed and Bob Dylan, cross bred with English humorist Jon Hegley", Peter Blegvad has carved out a unique position as performer, songwriter and cartoonist. This is his third solo album on ReR.
The 1996 release "Just Woke Up" was a big critical success; Hangman's...

Second and final Hail album. Songs by Suzanne Lewis and Bob Drake, both ex-Thinking Plague - a punky cross between Syd Barrett's Pink Floyd and early Jefferson Airplane. This time, Bob Drake and Susanne Lewis are joined by some guests: Dave Kerman, Chris Cutler, Bill Gilonis.

“There's very little information available on this band but the Internet suggests they are part of the late-80s Rock in Opposition and avant-prog scene -- in fact, other albums by Hail are tagged as avant-prog on this site..

Great package, good liner notes, with the usual crazy Sun Ra-related stories (which always seem to revolve around Ra trying to fleece a fan or a label - believe me, I've heard a few myself) and excellent live sound and music.

"Two related classic Saturn LP reissues on a single CD, both recorded at the Detroit Jazz Centre - in 1980 and 1981 respectively. They share an excellent sound quality and great playing - there's a classic version of Rocket No.9 and plenty of otherworldly Moog and...

Note: These copies are the original issue of this CD on the ESD label at a special price. Very few available.

The final Henry Cow album, & along with their first, this is my favorite of their many great works.
This stuff is the ultimate in humanly impossible to play works, but there they are playing it!
One side of Tim Hodgkinson's composerly insanity (no wonder he gave up composed music for the improvised life! How does one top this?) and one side of Lindsay Cooper's fine works....

“YOU SCREAM A RAPID LANGUAGE collects recent solo & small-group compositions by bassist/composer James Ilgenfritz. Terminal Affirmative (2014) pounds out maximalist speed metal shredding for violin & double-pedal bass drum; Apophenia III: The Index (2016) uses the experimental fiction of J. G. Ballard (with violin, prepared piano, & two-handed tapping on electric guitar playes through a talk box); Apophenia IV: A Bell In Every Finger (2018) uses the late Steve Dalachinsky’s poetry about avant-garde...

This appears to be a Ripley Johnson (Moon Duo/Wooden Shjips) solo record, but it's sorta unclear, and billed as "Rose City Band". It sounds like him, and if you like his bands, this is for you.

“First release from Rose City Band is now re-released on Thrill Jockey records. Mellow but upbeat, this release hits a sweet spot. Produced by Ripley Johnson, of Moon Duo and Wooden Shjips, fans of either are sure to love this record.”

“Produced by Ripley Johnson (Wooden Shjips, Moon Duo)...

Excellent, contemporary Japanese art-punk sounds. It’s simultaneously kind of basic while being musically tricky and is a bit of a small classic of its kind, I think!

“Nijimusi is the 8th release from OOIOO. Led by YoshimiO, they're a band that has stayed relevant long past many of their contemporaries thru constant re-inventions & explorations. It's recorded with a more traditional rock set up of two guitars, bass & drums, but thanks to an improvisational recording process and technical prowess...

Excellent, contemporary Japanese art-punk sounds. It’s simultaneously kind of basic while being musically tricky and is a bit of a small classic of its kind, I think!

“Nijimusi is the 8th release from OOIOO. Led by YoshimiO, they're a band that has stayed relevant long past many of their contemporaries thru constant re-inventions & explorations. It's recorded with a more traditional rock set up of two guitars, bass & drums, but thanks to an improvisational recording process and technical prowess...

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Klaus Blasquiz-vocals, percussion
Claude Osmos-guitar
Michel Graillier-keyboards
Gerard Bikialo-keyboards
Jannick Top-bass
Christian Vander-drums

There are certain bands and certain tours in music that assume rightly legendary status.
The European tour of April 1964 by Charle Mingus comes to mind as one for me, as does – in an entirely different way – the European tour in the early sprin

Hooffot is:
Par Hallgren: bass
Jacob Hamilton: drums & percussion
Joakim Jonsson: guitar
Mikael Odesjo: guitar
Bengt Wahlgren: Rhodes piano, synth, Hammond organ
Ola Eriksson: synth, Hammond organ
with:
Gustaf Sornmo: trumpet
Ida Hallgren: baritone saxophone

Really great release, featuring two side-long tracks. The band mix progressive rock with jazz/rock and come up with a real serious winner on this one. Hugely recommended.

"Santana loved Miles...

Pär Hallgren – bass
Jacob Hamilton - drums and percussion
Jocke Jönsson – guitars
Bengt Wahlgren - keyboards
guest appearances by:
Samuel Lundström – violin
Johannes Tärk – percussion
Ida Karlsson – saxophone
Göran Abelli – trombone
Gustaf Sörnmo – trumpet

The second release from this excellent Swedish outfit with very strong keyboard work and much more tasty bits.
They mix progressive rock and jazz/rock and come up with a second winner in a row. H

Lee Morgan (trumpet)
Bennie Maupin (tenor sax)
Harold Mabern (piano)
Jymie Merritt (bass)
Mickey Roker (drums)

“One of the greatest trumpeters of the post-bop era, Lee Morgan died aged only 33 in 1972. This recording was made for FM broadcast in the summer of 1970, only one month before he recorded his classic 1971 album Live At The Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.
It showcases some of the best music Morgan's group ever performed, and is presented here in its entirety.”

“This superb set, originally broadcast on KADI-FM on December 10, 1971, is a vital document of what many Deadheads consider to be the band's finest ever line-up.
With Pigpen back on board, alongside the recently added Keith Godchaux, there's plenty of deft keyboard alongside their trademark guitar lines and the performance takes in material from the breadth of their career to date.”

“On November 21st 1970, the Grateful Dead played at Sargent's Gym, Boston and the Allman Brothers played at the Boston Tea Party. It therefore made perfect sense for Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir and Duane Allman to drop by the local WBCN-FM and play some acoustic music over the air.”