New Arrivals

New Arrivals
"Gnashing, thrashing and teeming with enchanting microtones—Machine Guitars is the definitive recorded work of Remko Scha, although the late Dutch artist didn’t play a single note himself. Rather, Scha arranged a motorized, rotating wire brush and saber saw in front of suspended electric guitars and let these metallic torrents flow.
Scha was a linguist and generative artist, enamored of computers’ capacity for algorithmic creativity. A leading researcher at the University of Amsterdam, he also...

"New Zealand-born sound artist and composer Annea Lockwood received formal training at various institutions before exploring the sonorous potential of glass in a series of performances in the late 1960s. With plates of wired glass, glass discs, chunks of green cullet glass, glass tubing, sheets of micro-glass, glass jars and other incarnations of the material, Lockwood elicited a staggering array of sounds, some subtly uncanny and others as outlandish and alien as anything emitted from the era’s early...

"Considered as the first piece of electronic music to accompany a ballet, Totentanz is the arrestingly abstract and mightily expressive result of Warner Jepson’s experiments with tape and Don Buchla’s groundbreaking synthesizer, the Buchla 100. Totentanz, originally self-released in 1972, reveals a composer relieved of convention.
In the 1950s and 1960s, Jepson was part of an informal circle of Bay Area artists that included Pauline Oliveros, Terry Riley, La Monte Young, Morton Subotnick and Steve ...

"The inter-disciplinary maverick John Duncan emerged in 1970s Los Angeles as a confrontational performance artist and, as the decade progressed, aligned himself with the experimental-music collective Los Angeles Free Music Society. His sound art appeared on various self-released cassettes and alongside artists such as Jim Pomeroy and Yoshi Wada on the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art’s influential compilation Sound.
Duncan’s debut album, Organic, released in a tiny edition on the artist’s...

"The legendary French painter and sculptor Jean Dubuffet exalted naivety and spontaneity in visual art, and his brazenly experimental recordings on Musical Experiences evince the same spirit through sound. He once reflected, “Certain unexpected windfalls ... come of improvising on an instrument one doesn’t really know how to use.”
Dubuffet, who famously founded the art brut (or outsider art) movement, began making music in the early 1960s with avant-garde figure Asger Jorn. With no training, they...

"Forest Bathing, or Shinrin-yoku, is a term that means “taking in the forest atmosphere.” It was developed in Japan during the 1980s and has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine.
“Taking in the forest atmosphere” became the inspiration for A Hawk and A Hacksaw’s newest album. Their forest bath of choice is the Valle De Oro National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. This new album features ten original compositions by Heather Trost and Jeremy Barnes....

"Forest Bathing, or Shinrin-yoku, is a term that means “taking in the forest atmosphere.” It was developed in Japan during the 1980s and has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine.
“Taking in the forest atmosphere” became the inspiration for A Hawk and A Hacksaw’s newest album. Their forest bath of choice is the Valle De Oro National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. This new album features ten original compositions by Heather Trost and Jeremy Barnes....

Extremely good collection of previously unreleased electronic music from a very unlikely musician to be working in this vein. If you heard this with no further information, you would assume it's from the late 70s or early 80s and was released on Sky Records back then and was possibly even the work of one of the Cluster guys!....

"Dennis Young is best known as the percussionist of the New York band Liquid Liquid, which is known for their piece "Cavern" from 1983, which in turn became very well...

Second, final and best album by this folk/psych duo who used male and female vocals, acoustic guitars, pianos, organs, mellotron, bass, synths, percussion and more.

"Being in Berlin at the time, they soon caught the attention of of the enthusiastic Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser who signed them up for his 'new German folk music label" Pilz. The album Saat was a truly progressive folk masterpiece, with the beautiful 'English' vocals of Dolly Homes and occasionally the contrastingly Teutonic voice of Maik...

"A collection of 62 classic radio spots promoting the sales of everything from etiquette advice from Mitch Ryder (minus the Detroit Wheels) to Hormel Weiners to a Troggs beer commercial. Acid flashbacks without the acid."
Psychedelic Ad - Psychedelic Circus
Jefferson Airplane - White Levis Jefferson Airplane
Psychedelic Ad - Lee Jeans commercial
Psychedelic Ad - The Living Eye
Psychedelic Ad - The Hippie Revolt
Psychedelic Ad - Psychedelic Cola Commercial...

Gordon Beck - piano
Jeff Clyne - bass
Tony Oxley - drums

"Pianist / composer Gordon Beck, one of the true forefathers of modern British and European Jazz, has been a source of inspiration and musical joy to Jazz connoisseurs since the 1960s. His formidable technique and more importantly overwhelming musicality are completely unique and unrivaled. This, his 4th recording as a leader, deserves a special notice for many reasons. Stylistically it is somewhat atypical to Beck’s usual output...

Arnold de Boer - Vocals, guitar, claps
Terrie Hessels - Guitar
Katherina Bornefeld - Drums, vocals
Andy Moor - Guitar, baritone guitar

The latest by this Dutch art/punk aggregation who are always, ALWAYS worth hearing - I saw them about 8 months ago with this lineup with the addition of Ken Vandermark, which was great, and this latest one is another proud chapter to their enormous discography.

“The Ex released their previous regular studio album as a four-piece...

Long unavailable, this is the 1990 second and final studio album, which really hit a lot of folks' happy buttons in the progressive rock deprived late 80s!. Very pleasing Renaissance/Camel/Caravan/Canterbury influenced progressive.
Now it's available again at a reasonable price, especially for a Japanese release, as a special blu-spec CD release!

"Mr. Sirius...is quite wonderful and unique. With styles covering classical, jazz, Canterbury and even a tad of Emersonian synth you can see why...

Long unavailable, this is the 1987 debut album, which really hit a lot of folks' happy buttons in the progressive rock deprived late 80s!. 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!

"'Barren dream' had to be one of the most intricate, energetic, adventurous and nostalgic listenings for a prog fan back in the...

"For their third album, Finnish quartet K-X-P – whose Twitter biog describes them as Original-Electronic-Motorhead-Space-Trance-Spiritual-Rock-Meditation-FreeJazz-Godz (!) – have decided to capture the raw energy of their live performances in the studio.
That description is not serious, of course, but neither is it far wrong, because their music is surprisingly adaptable, despite it not having an obvious melodic interest from first listen. Rather, it taps into a primal place of rhythm and percussion...

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.

"First legit vinyl reissue of this 1971 Krautrock album, recorded in Köln and issued on Bacillus at the time. Includes 6 bonus rehearsal tracks from 1970 plus an unreleased 25 minute version of "Flash". A couple of tracks like the massive 13-minute opening "Dirty Yellow Mist" and "The Executioner" reveal the secrets of early 70s psych/rock as well as anything to be named, w/ monotonous, spacey riffing grinding into the third mind zone. "My Solid Ground's first and only record presented the full...

This is very good music somewhere in the same neighborhood as Oregon was doing and what decades later became known in the classical music world as 'crossover'; if you like Oregon and 70s ECM, you'll most likely enjoy this album that consists of all previously unreleased material.

"The Entourage Music & Theatre Ensemble was a visionary group of musicians and dancers from Baltimore, Maryland. Though they likely had no idea, they were musical contemporaries of LaMonte Young's Theatre of Eternal...

This 1999 release has been hard to find for some time and is brought back to life here!

"Cavern Of Anti-Matter return for their third studio album on their own Duophonic label. Hormone Lemonade sees the band heavily utilizing the sounds of modular synths and home built drum machines, yet still keeping the loose, improvised sound familiar to fans of their first two albums, with minimal guitar melodies and live drum kit helping to build hypnotic layers of texture.
The albums genesis was in the self-constructed rhythm machines of band member Holger Zapf, the Taktron Z3 and Taktron Z2...

"Recorded live and in single takes, it features a stellar line-up of longtime ZUMMO collaborators: ARTHUR RUSSELL on amplified cello, BILL RUYLE on marimba, and MUSTAFA AHMED on congas. ZUMMO plays trombone and euphonium."

"#N/A (literally, Nisennenmondai with Adrian Sherwood) is a new studio album which sees the cult Japanese trio filtering their epic motorik jams through the mixing desk of the legendary dub producer.From their initial beginnings as a noisy no wave band openly referencing influences such as Sonic Youth, DNA and This Heat, they have since honed and streamlined their sound into a more minimalistic pulse with an emphasis on the hypnotic possibilities of repetition, creating a sound that can be likened to...

"In 1984, Adrian met three American musicians who would have a pivotal effect on the future direction his music would take. Collaborating with former Sugarhill Gang members Doug Wimbish, Skip McDonald and Keith LeBlanc resulted in some brilliantly unclassifiable beats-and-sample laden records as Tackhead, with various weird and wonderful off-shoots exploring different permutations of their blueprint. The new sound they developed caught the ear of artists from the industrial scene, resulting in work with...

"Adrian Sherwood is a name most commonly associated with dub reggae, particularly his own leftfield version of the sound that he developed over the 80s and 90s, having been mentored by the likes of Prince Far I Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and Dennis Bovell."

Yusef Lateef-flute, shenai, xun, tenor sax
Stan Tracey-piano
Rick Laird-bass
Bill Eyden-drums

"A live club performance from the brilliant multi-instrumentalist whose mixing of jazz and Eastern music was a great influence on some of Jazz's finest including John Coltrane and Pharaoh Sanders. Back in vogue and massively influential on the current new wave of Jazz coming out of LA and London."

"This major new release is a previously unavailable live performance from a great Tubby Hayes lineup that never made a commercially available CD.
Recorded on 5th December 1968 by Ted Lyons at the legendary Hopbine in North Wembley, The Syndicate reveals Hayes' new quartet that featured the spectacular Dublin born guitarist Louis Stewart and 22 year old drummer Spike Wells, with Kenny Baldock standing in for regular double bassist Ron Mathewson.
With detailed sleeve notes by tenor saxophonist...

Joe Lovano - sax
Dave Douglas - trumpet
Lawrence Fields - piano
Linda May Han Oh - bass
Joey Barron - drums

"Scandal marks the first time that trumpeter Dave Douglas and saxophonist Joe Lovano have recorded a full studio album of material together, revealing a passionately adventurous band for whom no territory is off-limits. The super group heads off into swinging, heartfelt and sophisticated new territory inspired by saxophonist giant Wayne Shorter. Two of Shorter's pieces...

"We were suitably impressed by the previous release from psychedelic prog/folk band Tusmørke, and they’re now back with their next effort Hinsides and it’s another stunning offering from them. There’s something quietly stunning about how they approach their music and it’s a pleasure to listen to as a result.
There’s a little more colour and embellishments to their music this time round, making for a little more variation in the piece, and there’s a hypnotic beauty to it all. The combination of the...

In the last 5 years or so, this group has emerged as one of the best progressive rock bands from Norway. Their two previous albums were great and this one is great too.

Lots of flute and and lots of folk & classical influences on the music that will lead to comparisons with Jethro Tull, which are fine and accurate, but no way is Tusmørke a 'Tull clone', as there's a lot more here, and besides, the vocalist doesn't sound anything like Ian Anderson (and he sings in Norwegian). Also appearing are a..

"Finland´s Sammal´s third album Suuliekki, continues where the critically acclaimed Myrskyvaroitus left off, not following in it´s footsteps, but rather taking a turn into uncharted territory, as this was the first time the band really had to start writing from scratch, after taking a little break, from playing shows and composing. The material never comes too easy, and many ideas are thrown into the “some other project” or “this simply isn´t good enough” bin. Song sketches have to sort of boil in a pot...

"Malady’s eponymous album was a deserved underground hit, a beautifully realised piece of original Finnish progressive rock which had its roots very strongly in the sound of the early 70s. The second album Toinen toista, goes deeper.
Composed and arranged as a collaborative piece by the band, Toinen toista has enough detail to keep one captivated for repeated listens. The music is glazed with the kind of homegrown sweetness only vintage Scandinavian Prog Rock can offer but its insides are complex...

This is two progressive rock / rock bands from the early 70s who never recorded and this compilation of two live radio shows is their only trace!

1. SPOKEN INTRODUCTION by Erkki Lehtola (0:37)
2. THE WEIGHT (5:25)
Music and lyrics by Robbie Robertson
3. MAGIC FINGERS (12:06)
Music and lyrics by Frank Zappa
4. THEME FOR AN IMAGENARY WESTERN (6:00)
Music and lyrics by Jack Bruce
5. ECHOES (15:34)
Music and lyrics by Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason & Da

Aproximately 18 minutes each from four solid, generally electric oriented Finnish jazz bands.

SIMO SALMINEN – trumpet
MIRCEA STAN – trombone
JUHANI AALTONEN – saxophones, flute
PARONI PAAKKUNAINEN – saxophones (with woodwind sound system), flute
PENTTI LAHTI – saxophones, flute
TEPPO HAUTA-AHO – double bass
MAKE LIEVONEN – electric bass
EDWARD VESALA – drums, percussion
ANTERO HONKANEN – electronics (B2)

"The final part of the Jazz Liisa series sees the extraordinary cult percussion artist Edward Vesala lead a 9-piece ensemble. Recorded in 1974, short

This is an extraordinary vault-find. These approximately 40' long sessions have never been released before, not even bootlegged, and were not even known to exist.
They are released as individual (and quite beautiful) lps, but the CD versions pairs up two sympathetic sessions together on one disc!
And most importantly, every one of these is great! Even the artists I was completely unfamiliar with, are great. Hugely recommended.

"The Pop-Liisa and Jazz-Liisa broadcast session series...

"Finland´s Sammal´s third album Suuliekki, continues where the critically acclaimed Myrskyvaroitus left off, not following in it´s footsteps, but rather taking a turn into uncharted territory, as this was the first time the band really had to start writing from scratch, after taking a little break, from playing shows and composing. The material never comes too easy, and many ideas are thrown into the “some other project” or “this simply isn´t good enough” bin. Song sketches have to sort of boil in a pot...

"Malady’s eponymous album was a deserved underground hit, a beautifully realised piece of original Finnish progressive rock which had its roots very strongly in the sound of the early 70s. The second album Toinen toista, goes deeper.
Composed and arranged as a collaborative piece by the band, Toinen toista has enough detail to keep one captivated for repeated listens. The music is glazed with the kind of homegrown sweetness only vintage Scandinavian Prog Rock can offer but its insides are complex...

Pembroke was and is the leader of Wigwam, and during their heyday in the early/mid 70's, he made a number of solo albums that have that Wigwam sound, but are still rather distinct from the band's work; maybe in the same way that Van der Graaf Generator and Peter Hammill's solos are similar-yet-different.

To continue the comparison, just as many of Hammill's solos included all the members of VDGG, this 1974 solo, one of his best, includes all of Wigwam (Pekka Pohjola, Jukka Gustavson, Pekka...

Black vinyl, 300 copies.

"The later period in the life and career of Finland’s greatest bassist-composer Pekka Pohjola has included three important studio works, Changing Waters, Pewit and Views. Never before released on vinyl, Svart are happy to present their vinyl debut.
The majestic, brutal and naked sound that had reared its head at the tail end of Changing Waters (1992) reached its pinnacle on the magnificent Pewit five years later. Shows both locally and internationally, Japan and the...

"Our authorised reissue of early Wigwam leader Gustavson’s 2nd solo work from 1979 (originally on Kerberos Records) comes with a facsimile of the original printed insert plus new liner notes by Mikael Wiik and also a fresh interview with Gustavson himself.
As Jukka’s work with Wigwam attests, his music was always complex and demanding – but, it more often than not incorporated a totally infectious groove. On his second album Valon vuoksi (-79) he moved even further away from his earlier influences...

"In January 1973 an impromptu supergroup took over the airwaves on the Jazz Liisa series. Saxophonist Juhani Aaltonen, pianist Esa Helasvuo join bassist Teppo Hauta-Aho and drummer Edward Vesala in a special one-of-a-kind show of contemporary, revolutionary jazz."

The songs covered here give you an idea of the rock / underground rock vibe featured here: Little Wing, All Along The Watchtower and Willie The Pimp!

"Hasse Walli is the legendary guitarist behind early Piirpauke and Blues Section. Between these two groups Walli had a short-lived quartet called Zeus, whose short lifespan lasted from 1972 to 1973. No studio recordings exist, but the band did record a live session on air. After laying in the archives for 45 years Svart are proud to present the...

SIMO SALMINEN – trumpet
MIRCEA STAN – trombone
JUHANI AALTONEN – saxophones, flute
PARONI PAAKKUNAINEN – saxophones (with woodwind sound system), flute
PENTTI LAHTI – saxophones, flute
TEPPO HAUTA-AHO – double bass
MAKE LIEVONEN – electric bass
EDWARD VESALA – drums, percussion
ANTERO HONKANEN – electronics (B2)

"The final part of the Jazz Liisa series sees the extraordinary cult percussion artist Edward Vesala lead a 9-piece ensemble. Recorded in 1974, short

The Japanese producer and DJ Kuniyuki Takahashi is the subject of a retrospective compilation from Music From Memory titled Early Tape Works (1987-1993) Vol 1. Composed of two volumes, the compilations gather together a selection of tracks from a tiny run of privately released tape-only albums, highlighting a fascinating early period in Kuniyuki's musical output, one of which little is known about. After discovering the world of nightclubs in Japan around 1986, and the seemingly boundless freedom...

This set, which includes THREE ALBUMS of previously unheard live recordings from 1967-1969 by the band that grew out of Pärson Sound and turned into Trad, Gras Och Stenar and perfectly exemplified the mind meeting of Terry Riley with The Velvet Underground, is just a great as you would hope. Recommended.

"Silence present a five-LP box set featuring International Harvester titled Remains. The box contains their debut album from 1968 Sov Gott Rose-Marie and Hemåt from 1969, along with three full...

"The recording of Improvisational Loops began in 2012 during yoga classes at Body Actualized Center in NYC. In the spirit of past 'new age' or minimal music, it aims to open up a space within the room giving the listener a chance to explore inward or outward. It was recorded using a digital synthesizer, reverb, and looper."

"This is a reissue of both Music From Yemen Arabia: Samar and Music From Yemen Arabia: Sanaani, Laheji, Adeni, recorded by Ragnar Johnson and Jessica Mayer.

These songs originate from the city of Sanaa, the sheikdom of Lahej and the port of Aden. These songs originate from the city of Sanaa, the sheikdom of Lahej and the port of Aden. Samar is the delicious, luxury time when people gather for relaxation, refreshment, and music. This record contains oudh playing, percussion, and singing from....

"Never before released live album, recorded by Dutch "hippie" station "VPRO" in May 1971 is the earliest known live recording so far discovered of Michael Chapman after he started releasing records on the legendary Harvest label in 1969. This period is for Chapman fans of the classic period. A beautiful clear, warm and intimate recording of Chapman duetting with long-time collaborator Rick Kemp on electric bass of which documents material from all three albums in a free-flowing improv-inflected style...

"Heavy period-synth float with bare accompaniment, thankfully just-pre DX-7."

"A series of three pieces/suites; "Leapday Night", "A Traveler's Dream Journal", and "Interspecies Smalltalk" involving Rhys Chatham/Ben Neill (on trumpet/mutantrumpet), Fluxus mainstay Takehisa Kosugi (violin), and David Behrman himself on electronics. Behrman creates thickly layered liquid sounds utilizing this complex computer music system which absorbs, actually hears, the sounds of instrumentalists, and then plays..

"Seattle experimentalists Newaxeyes play with tension and contradictions. Merging dark electronics, crystalline guitar melodies, pummeling beats, and samples to refract the volatility, paranoia, and catharsis of the post-Information Age, the band spins carefully orchestrated and recklessly warped instrumentals into something entirely their own. Their debut album, Black Fax, recorded live to tape over the course of two days and produced by Randall Dunn (Sunn O))), Earth, Wolves In The Throne Room), is a...