New Arrivals

New Arrivals
Physical copies of the hard to find third release by this bafflingly brilliant outfit.

"Sometimes albums are the collective energy of the people involved and how they interact with their surroundings. This would be that. On our third album, we were down to the original 3 members and it was back to basics.
By this time we had figured out that the only way we could excel as a 3 piece of 2 guitars & drums was to play tightly knit short songs that had little room to breath for all involved. I...

Physical copies of the hard to find third release by this bafflingly brilliant outfit.

"Sometimes albums are the collective energy of the people involved and how they interact with their surroundings. This would be that. On our third album, we were down to the original 3 members and it was back to basics.
By this time we had figured out that the only way we could excel as a 3 piece of 2 guitars & drums was to play tightly knit short songs that had little room to breath for all involved. I...

Richard Hellebeek – guitar
Lorenzo Feliciati – bass
Niels Voskuil – drums

New, self-released album by a hard-hitting fusion trio made up of known to me and always reliable players!

"Bumerang is the brainchild of Richard Hallebeek, Lorenzo Feliciati and drummer Niels Voskuil and has been in the works for over 2 years.
When Hallebeek and Feliciati met in 2017 for the first time when playing together at the North Sea Jazz Festival, they quickly hit it off and kept in touch....

"A study in coordinated whiplash"-The New York Times

The latest from this long-time Rune Grammofon outfit is heavier and blacker than ever...

"Holy Hell! The bar has officially been raised for innovative avant garde black metal. If you

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...

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...

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

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...

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

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.....

Michael Irwin - trumpet
James Brandon Lewis - tenor saxophone
Max Johnson - bass
Joe Hertenstein - drums

“The music on this album was not preconceived or premeditated in any way whatsoever. The ensemble's method of collaboration has been to begin playing without any discussion of what is to be played or how the music should be approached. The group was formed after a number of informal, but fruitful sessions. It was unanimous among the group that the musical chemistry and dynam

Third solo album by the instrumental force behind Mars Volta, this is the most 'band-sounding' solo album he's done so far, with most of Mars Volta appearing on it somewhere....

Tani Tabbal: drums
Michael Bisio: bass
Adam Siegel: alto saxophone

“Tani Tabbal is known for his extensive performing and recording career with Roscoe Mitchell, Sun Ra, Geri Allen, James Carter, David Murray, and Faruq Z. Bey / Griot Galaxy. Following a series of self-released recordings over the past decade (including two by this trio), Now Then will be his first internationally distributed work as a leader.
Tabbal—who came of age on Detroit’s fertile jazz scene—has always..

NAD is Neu Abdominaux Dangereux, a project co-led by guitarist / strategist Roberto Zorzi (LA 1919) and 'soundmaster' Nicola C. Salerno. It has an amazing cast of players here:
Scott Amendola - drums & electronics
Giovanni Albertini - guitar
Pino Dieni-daxophone & guitar
Henry Kaiser - guitars
Michael Manring - bass
Enrico Merlin - guitar & banjo
Mauro Ottolini - trombone & sousaphone
Marco Pasetto - clarinets & alto sax
ROVA Sax Quartet - sax quartet....

This is a solo synthesizer/keyboard release; the closest to space music as Bedford ever got!

"David Bedford was originally commissioned to write Great Equatorial as part of the celebrations surrounding the renovation of the room containing the Great Equatorial Telescope at Greenwich Observatory, in London. Just ten minutes in length, his initial vision was subsequently expanded into six movements totaling a little over one hour, a vast and sweeping suite that defies ready categorization. The...

Retro-fuzz-a-delic Italian action/horror music in all it’s cinematic crime-funk-salsa glory!

“Described by Rolling Stone as "the most fascinating, retro-maniac and genuine thing that has happened to Italy in the past few years", Calibro 35 enjoy a reputation as one of the coolest bands around.
This is a reissue of CALIBRO 35's 2010 second studio album "Ritornano Quelli Di (The Return of)" a part of a trilogy of reissues of the Italian cinematic funk combo first albums.
The second of...

Miles Davis - trumpet
Chick Corea - electric piano
Steve Grossman - soprano saxophone
Dave Holland - bass, electric bass
Jack DeJohnette - drums
Airto Moreira - percussion

"This 66 minute set from April 9th 1970 at the Fillmore West is a different beast to what followed in the next two days, with the April 10th concert available as 'Black Beauty' and the April 11th one in part on 'The Bootleg Series Volume 3' and in full on 'April 11th 1970 Fillmore West'. Whilst all these.

Frank Zappa / Ray Collins / Roy Estrada / Don Preston / Ian Underwood / Bunk Gardner / Motorhead Sherwood / Jimmy Carl Black / Billy Mundi
Recorded live at Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden on 9/30/67, this excellent radio recording from the Mothers' first European tour, first surfaced on a bootleg entitled 'Tis The Season To Be Jelly. This bootleg was later made part of the official 'Beat The Boots" series.
Out of print in any form for over a decade, it comes back now just as nice as it ever was...

“Fresh from a British tour with Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd in mid-December 1967, the Nice paid a short visit to Scandinavia and performed this session for broadcast on Sveriges Radio in Gothenburg.
It captures the quartet at their early peak, playing a blend of covers and tracks from their newly recorded (and not yet released) debut LP, including a mind-blowing rendition of their signature piece, Rondo.
Preserved in superb fidelity, with remarkable contributions from guitarist Davy O'List and...

"This is a great Gong reunion album. It was released in 1995 from a progressive rock festival in 1994. Most of the "original" members from the Radio Gnome Invisible days are here. The only major missing persons are Steve Hillage [more than ably subbed by Steffi Sharpstrings] and Pierre Moerlen (who was a late comer anyway). This double CD is about 110 minutes long. It is basically the Radio Gnome Invisible trilogy played in order, starting out with few songs the prequel Camembert Electrique...

To be heard with ears half bent, or with one side facing what Maryanne Amacher calls 'the third ear'. The great reverence in which the Tanpura is held by Indian classical music, its transcendental but occulted place in the tradition alongside its normal function as a drone, made a strong impression on the composer such that it has taken decades to formulate even a simple Tanpura Study. The fundamentals, the Om, as well as the overtones, the music of the spheres -- all these have their valid rights, but...

"The title of guitarist Barry Cleveland's 1986 album -- Stones of Precious Water -- conjures images of incandescent gems, harvested from hallowed streams and held aloft to glimmer and catch the light in their many facets. And perhaps this is the truest analogue for the music contained therein.
Recorded between 1981 and 1983, in mostly improvised recording sessions, the disparate nature of Stones' creation is alluded to only by the breadth and variety of sounds it encompasses. Stones of Precious...

“Fame and Glory collects together all the tracks FAIRPORT CONVENTION recorded for Alan Simon's rock operas Excalibur, Gaia and Anne de Bretagne. The band previously made this compilation available to its fans, but this mainstream release adds three tracks including a PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED studio recording 'Goodbye My Friends'.”

“Time OutTakes features 7 tracks that have never been heard before. These newly discovered recordings feature wonderful performances that are every bit as compelling as those on the original Time Out. We discovered that during the original 1959 sessions the Quartet also recorded "I'm In a Dancing Mood" and an unlisted trio jam with a major drum solo that included snatches of the melody from "Watusi Drums." Two tracks from Time Out, "Pick Up Sticks" and "Everybody's Jumpin," were achieved in one take so...

Sylvain Rifflet – sax
Jon Irabagon – sax
Sebastien Boisseau – double bass
Jim Black - drums

“Rebellion(s) is a brand new project of two outstanding reed-players - Sylvain Rifflet from France and Jon Irabagon from the US. Their program is inspired by those revolts, rebellions, revolutions and freedom-fights which marked the path of both nations leading to democracy - from a musical point of view. While in France most of the music written in revolt periods were songs, protest songs...

Very nice and FILLED with photos and documentation; this is one story of a life fully lived in music and the fact that it is a woman musician, especially relatively early, adds an added dimension of some additional impediments in her career.

“This is the story of a life’s journey to a destination, not only unknown, but wildly unexpected – filled with excitement, achievement and love, but also pain and struggle. Barbara Thompson, the daughter of an eminent lawyer, was born with a restless creative..

Another really great one, perhaps a little mellower than "Galactic Parables, Volume 1".

"Dimensional Stardust showcases the intricacy and complexity of Mazurek’s compositions but in their most potent, most compacted forms. Opting to focus on tight ensemble orchestration over passages of open improvisation, Mazurek distills a maximal orchestra of explosive improvisers into a beautifully restrained, graceful group exercise in melodic minimalism. The album features almost no “soloist” moments...

Another really great one, perhaps a little mellower than "Galactic Parables, Volume 1".

"Dimensional Stardust showcases the intricacy and complexity of Mazurek’s compositions but in their most potent, most compacted forms. Opting to focus on tight ensemble orchestration over passages of open improvisation, Mazurek distills a maximal orchestra of explosive improvisers into a beautifully restrained, graceful group exercise in melodic minimalism. The album features almost no “soloist” moments...

For the first 30 days, this title is $3.00 off the usual price. By it now or buy it later for, y’know, $3.00 more...

“Most bands still churning in their fourth decade of existence don't see the kind of creative surge CHEER- ACCIDENT has nursed since 2017.” - POPMATTERS

“Once a band reaches that four-decade mark in their existence, particularly a band such as CHEER-ACCIDENT, who have travailed so much aesthetic ground during this time, you just know that they have a veritable...

Extensively remastered, this is the first legitimate reissue of what is perhaps THE top Canadian psychedelic rarity.

“Recorded in a time when creativity counted for more than commercial appeal, the album was recorded for the eclectic Sound Canada label. It sold poorly, but was rediscovered as part of the revival in interest in psychedelia; the only problem—copies of the original album are incredibly rare (and incredibly expensive!).
"Royal American…" seems to have one foot planted on either .

“By early 1968, The Paupers were heading towards meltdown. Against all odds, the group rallied and recorded its second album, ‘Ellis Island,’ arguably one of the best records to emerge from the Canadian rock scene during the ‘60s. In many ways, it was a more mature offering than their debut. One small problem: if the Verve label had difficulty understanding the Mothers of Invention and the Velvet Underground, where the Paupers fit into their plans was anybody's guess, as the band touched on a variety...

“Jakko Jakszyk had a life-changing moment when he saw King Crimson playing Watford Town Hall on the 15th July 1971. Hearing the band that night instilled in the 13-year-old Jakko a determination to become a professional musician, setting him off on the road to what has been by any definition a remarkable career.
2020 sees the release of Jakko Jakszyk’s latest solo album, “Secrets & Lies” featuring King Crimson bandmates, Robert Fripp, Gavin Harrison, Tony Levin, and Mel Collins. Containing ten...

“A super LP by a severely overlooked '60s Toronto group. Each player has a larger than life musical personality. Skip Prokop's skittering, slashing drums, Dennis Gerrard's McCartney-on-speed runs, Chuck Beal's swirling echo-laden leads and Adam Mitchells warm vocal tone and choppy rhythm create an intensely surreal atmosphere. Appreciation for this record will assuredly come around.”-rateyourmusic

“Classic debut LP has a trio of psychedelic sunshine pop fuzz rockers, augmented by other tracks...

“A late night jam with the Lovin' Spoonful's Zal Yanofsky in 1967 would prove to be the big break for Toronto's Kensington Market.
As Nicholas Jennings tells it in Before the Gold Rush, his excellent chronicle of that city's Yorkville scene, "Knocked out by the band's sophisticated sound, Yanofsky went down to New York where he raved about them to Felix Pappalardi, already one of the hottest new record producers with the Youngbloods and Cream to his credit. Pappalardi flew up to Toronto in October...

“One of the more interesting groups to emerge from the Canadian ‘60s rock scene, Influence was the brainchild of Irish guitarist Louis Campbell McKelvey—in late May 1967, through a chance meeting with The Haunted's guitarist Jurgen Peter, McKelvey met former Haunted drummer Dave Wynne and recruited him for the new project he was planning. Around the same time, he asked Czech bass player Jack Geisinger, who had been playing with The Buddy Miles Quartet, to join.
Influence debuted on June 1, 1967 at...

“No doubt, this is surely the most experimental album you'll find on the A&M label [editor’s note: No, I would submit ‘Mekanik Destruktiw Kommandoh’ for that prize – but I digress...] I echo other reviewer's sentiments, in that it seems almost unbelievable the band were able to get this OK'd for release as their debut album for the label!
Sides 1 & 2 would have made for a fine, progressive leaning LP, with side 1 featuring country influenced, semi-commercial rock, and side 2's excellent progressive...

“"AnimAcusticA" is the second live album by Il Bacio della Medusa, a progressive rock band from Perugia, Umbria, considered one of the Italian prog leading bands of the recent decades. After the stylistic change impressed in the eclectic "Seme*", their last studio album released in 2018, one year later they decided to try an acoustic experiment: a successful move, as showed by this new release.
"AnimAcusticA" was recorded live on Saturday 19 October 2019; the event, organized by Trasimeno Prog, was...

Always nice to see bands from AltrOck / Fading finding new homes!

“Homunculus Res was born in 2010 from the artistic union between Dario D'Alessandro - author of the band's music, lyrics and illustrations - and brothers Di Giovanni, with the precise aim to play with uncommon signatures and oblique arrangements, drawing inspiration from the so-called Canterbury scene sound, the Rock In Opposition movement and baroque psychedelic pop, to arrive at a form of melodic, light and ironic jazz-rock....

"The masters of Italian progressive hard rock formed in Rome in 1971. Io Come Io (1972) was an even better work (than La Bibbia) with crisper production. The interplay between wah-wah guitar and fuzz bass all over the place is simply incredible. The slightly baroque melody lines (like those of Bach) are played with such force you'd hardly recognize these classical sources. This may be the best hard rock or heavy progressive album to come out of Italy...."-Scented Gardens Of The Mind.

The 4th album from the band that I consider to be possibly the finest Italian progressive rock band of the 1970's, & certainly a band in the top tier of all early 1970's progressive bands worldwide!
Area combined jazz/rock/stolen ethnic music (mostly from Eastern Europe and the Middle East)/the avant garde and more. Superb playing from all (vocals/organ, guitar, electric piano/synths, bass & drums).
While everyone shines, the vocalist, the late Demetrio Stratos, is rightly one of the legends...

“Digitally remastered edition. Logos Live is the eighteenth major release and fourth live album by Tangerine Dream. It was released in December 1982. It is a live album from the concert at the Dominion Theatre in London, England. Much like Tangram with short movements connected by atmospheric segues, Logos captured a period of Tangerine Dream's evolution from experimental to melodic, documented also by their soundtrack to the motion picture Risky Business a year later.”

"Digitally remastered edition. Hyperborea is the nineteenth major release and thirteenth studio album by Tangerine Dream. It spent two weeks on the UK album chart peaking at #45."

“Digitally remastered edition. White Eagle is the 17th major release and 12th studio album by Tangerine Dream. It reached #57 in the UK album chart in a 5-week run.”

“Digitally remastered edition. Exit is the sixteenth major release and eleventh studio album by the German group Tangerine Dream. Exit reached #43 in the UK, spending five weeks on the chart.”

“Digitally remastered edition. Thief (1981) is the 15th major release and second soundtrack album by Tangerine Dream. It is the soundtrack for the 1981 American neo-noir crime film Thief, directed by Michael Mann. It reached #43 on the UK Albums Chart in a 3-week run.”

This is – finally, 50 years later – the entire soundtrack of the two shows that Jimi Hendrix recorded in Maui on July 30, 1970. These shows have been oft-bootlegged and you can see a bit of the footage in the absolutely hideous timepiece film “Rainbow Bridge”, but here both excellent shows are, newly mixed from the masters and a blu-ray of both shows! This is one of the late period great shows and is very worthwhile.

“Experience Hendrix announces a collection that couples the brand new feature...

“New, extraordinary music by Cosmic Vibrations ft Dwight Trible. An interplanetary journey from this new, LA based 6-strong ensemble of experienced musicians that define spiritual jazz in the 21st century. This is a genre-defying amalgam of divine vocals by Dwight Trible, Sun Ra-esque jazz with world influences, laced with indigenous instruments, taking you into a cosmic journey of spiritual improvisation and beyond.
Cosmic Vibrations’ Pathways & Passages is an awakening, an opportunity to soar...

“The planets align this October as the mighty Sun Ra Arkestra, under the direction of the maestro Marshall Allen, release their first studio album in over twenty years, ‘Swirling’.
Recorded at Rittenhouse Soundworks in Philadelphia, the new recording represents the continuation of a heartfelt rebirth of the Arkestra under Allen’s guidance since Sun Ra left the planet in 1993, gaining new generations of followers from their regular touring across the globe. With a big band line-up featuring long....

“Nuclear War
Don’t you know
When they push that button
It’s a mother-fucker
Don’t you know
When they push that button
Your ass gotta go.
Oh, what you gonna do, without your ass?”

I had the great pleasure of seeing Ra in 1984 or so at on July 4th at Freedom Plaza in DC (1300 Pennsylvania Avenue) – 3 blocks from the White House. Regan was president and Ra did this song while pointing at the White House. It was beautiful and surreal and that song and others are here

“Nuclear War
Don’t you know
When they push that button
It’s a mother-fucker
Don’t you know
When they push that button
Your ass gotta go.
Oh, what you gonna do, without your ass?”

I had the great pleasure of seeing Ra in 1984 or so at on July 4th at Freedom Plaza in DC (1300 Pennsylvania Avenue) – 3 blocks from the White House. Regan was president and Ra did this song while pointing at the White House. It was beautiful and surreal and that song and others are here