New Arrivals

New Arrivals
After their 3 more commercially oriented releases, Orme took a breather, & came back with a surprise; they reinvented themselves as a basically acoustic quartet (vocals, violins, cellos, acoustic guitar, piano, percussion/drums) and came back with this excellent album.
I know some synth-crazy prog-heads don't share my opinion, but I love the low-key demeanor of this album, & this is one of my favorite of their works.

"One of the features that make certain rock truly 'progressive' is the...

Dual keyboard classical Italian rock band with a fabulous, operatic singer, this is one of their classics from the early to mid 70's. For a band who are so vocally based, surprisingly, this is an instrumental record. It was recorded with an orchestra, and for my money it is not only one of their best, but it's the best pairing of progressive rock with an orchestra ever.

"In the late '70s, although the progressive rock scene was gradually losing strength and inspiration in favour of new musical.

"Maxophone is a very important name within the vast world of Italian progressive rock. Like many other colleagues, they disbanded after only one self-titled LP, released in 1975; but thanks to that beautiful album, which at the time granted the band several live shows and even a few TV appearances, we can put Maxophone in the élite of the greatest Italian prog bands. After the recent comeback, we were still missing one piece: a new album consisting of original songs, which finally sees the light here...

Dual keyboard classical Italian rock band with a fabulous, operatic singer, One of their classics from the early to mid 70's. For a band who are so vocally based, surprisingly, this is a instrumental album. It's also a GREAT album!

"Among the few Italian prog groups who survived the '70s, Banco del Mutuo Soccorso belongs to an even smaller circle of bands that never followed any musical trends all over the years. Such as PFM, they entered the EL&P record label Manticore roster, and tried to...

"Anyone who has ever had to do with the new generation of Italian prog must have at least heard of Stefano Agnini, in particular for his militancy in La Coscienza di Zeno and his participation to La Curva di Lesmo project, along with his well-known mate Fabio Zuffanti. Today, for the first time, the Genoese composer faces the challenge of a solo record, under a total and unconditional artistic freedom.
Agnini is here accompanied by a number of excellent guest musicians: Stefano Lupo Galifi...

"Maxophone is a very important name within the vast world of Italian progressive rock. Like many other colleagues, they disbanded after only one self-titled LP, released in 1975; but thanks to that beautiful album, which at the time granted the band several live shows and even a few TV appearances, we can put Maxophone in the élite of the greatest Italian prog bands. After the recent comeback, we were still missing one piece: a new album consisting of original songs, which finally sees the light here...

"First CD reissue for the ultra-rare second work of acclaimed keyboarder Luciano Basso. As usual a great instrumental work, mostly unknown, underrated and of course very rare in its original form. Musically it is the usual and great blend of classical...

This 1975 album by Terry Riley is one of his later period masterpieces of solo organ. Highly recommended.

"A reissue of Terry Riley's Descending Moonshine Dervishes, originally released in 1982. Recorded live in Berlin in 1975, and largely improvised, Riley plays a modified Yamaha organ with variable resistors to facilitate tuning in just intonation. This is a 50+ minute recording divided into two halves for vinyl."

This is a document of two modestly well recorded shows by Cluster in a very early and later early prime: 1972 and 1977. Don't start here, but essential and quite worthwhile for fans.

The two authorized recordings presented on Konzerte 1972/1977 vividly conjure up the atmosphere, perhaps even the magic, of a Cluster performance back in the day. One took place in 1977 during a science fiction festival in Metz (France). The other dates back to an earlier show in Hamburg's Fabrik venue. Cluster...

Pete Brown is best known as Jack Bruce's lyricist, having penned many of Jack's (and Cream's) great lyrics. Based on that success, he formed Battered Ornaments and then, when they imploded, he formed Piblokto!
This is their 2nd album, from 1970. This is one of those bands that I never heard at the time and, actually, had always assumed kinda sucked. It wasn't until many, many years later that I actually heard them and I was wrong. BOTH of the two albums by Piblokto are pretty much uniformly great...

"Cherry Red Records are pleased to announce the release of the new studio album by the legendary Hawkwind, Into The Woods. It follows the critical acclaim and commercial success of last year's Top 40 album The Machine Stops."

Remastered, HDCD edition of this classic 1973 slice of art rock with all lyrics included at a very tasty price. Eno is out, Eddie Jobson is in on violin and synths, and the band lose a little of their complete strangeness, but are really no worse the w...

Remastered, HDCD edition of this classic 1973 slice of art rock with all lyrics included. Did you know that if you look up 'early 70's art rock' in the dictionary, there is a picture of this album, along with Eno in his feathers? Last one for Eno, as...

Remastered, HDCD edition of this classic 1974 slice of art rock with all lyrics included at a very tasty price. This is the one with the famous 'two semi-clad, mean looking girls with too much lipstick' cover. It also has "Out of the Blue", one of thei...

"The long-awaited new album from the legendary pioneers of transcendental psychedelic rock music and DIY culture in general. Tack För Kaffet (So Long) is a tribute to the deceased band members and dearest friends Torbjörn Abelli and Thomas Mera Gartz. It becomes something of a farewell show for the old Träd, Gräs Och Stenar because all the old and new members, including founder Bo Anders, Torbjörn and Mera, and Reine Fiske (Dungen, The Amazing), are all contributing to this album. The sounds were...

Limit of one per customer!
WHILE THEY LAST, we have a limited quantity of this great new release by the legendary Swedish psychedelic / trance / grind-groove band of nearly 50 years standing, at their wholesale cost price!

"The long-awaited new album from the legendary pioneers of transcendental psychedelic rock music and DIY culture in general. Tack För Kaffet (So Long) is a tribute to the deceased band members and dearest friends Torbjörn Abelli and Thomas Mera Gartz. It becomes...

Limit of one per customer!
WHILE THEY LAST, we have a limited quantity of this great new release by Rob Mazurek and São Paulo Underground + friends at $5.00 off the regular price!!

"Black Cube Marriage is an ensemble consisting of legendary Chicago-based cornetist and sound manipulator Rob Mazurek (Tortoise, Exploding Star Orchestra, Isotope 217), members of his Brazilian connection São Paulo Underground, Austin-based freeform unit Marriage, and special guests Jonathan Horne (guitar....


You don't know anything about this (I can say that with real certainty, because I didn't either), but a lot of you will want this, if only because you bought and were slayed by the newer release by Muskox, "Invocation/Transformations".
Muskox are a Canadian instrumental quintet and this is their fourth release. It sez here, "5 Pieces is the first full-length release from Toronto's progressive acoustic jazz ensemble Muskox, who continue to develop the sound established on their previous three EPs....

While they last, this now out of print item is available at regular, non 'collectable' pricing.
Previously released legitimately on VHS tape, this is the 1st time that this documentation of this festival (Kralingen Music Festival, June 26-28, 1970) has been released on DVD.
The picture/sound quality is decent for the time period, but it's over 45 years ago, and anyone expecting HD quality will certainly be disappointed.
Having said that, you get video and/or audio footage of true musical...

"Dominique Lawalrée (b. 1954) is a composer born and based in Brussels. First Meeting is Lawalrée's first archival release to date. Culled from four different albums originally self-published on his private label Editions Walrus, circa 1978-1982, this compilation highlights the composer's unique sense of ambient and minimal composition. Originally considered for release on Brian Eno's Obscure Records, Lawalrée's music is now no longer hidden.
In this collection the listener finds the sounds of piano...

“The pop immediacy of the songs is enriched by experimental tangents, between electronic music, krautrock and jazz, which raise the bar to unexpected heights.” (Le Soir, BE)

“A miracle: the resurrected Aksak Maboul unfolds a brand of synthetic, carnal pop, with fat, enchanting grooves, sparkling melodies and lyrics.” (Telerama, FR)

"Impressed and charmed by Véronique Vincent & Aksak Maboul's acclaimed 'lost' avant-pop opus , a host of artists from all over the place have launched into.

Classic 70's spacey/symphonic rock albums which features leader Cyrille Verdeux's keyboards. This one has three additional keyboardists plus Joel Dugrenot, David Cross, Christian Boule, Gilbert Artman & more.

"After his experimental work on ''Delired Cameleon Family'' Cyrille Verdeaux would regather Clearlight in 1975 for a second album on Virgin, entitled ''Forever blowing bubbles''.By the time the official line-up consisted of Cyrille Verdeaux on piano/keyboards, Bob Boisadan on electric piano...

Erik Norlander - keyboards
Freddy DeMarco -guitars
Mark Matthews - bass
Nick LePar - drums
with special guests:
Lana Lane - choral vocals
John Payne - guitars, choral vocals
Mitch Perry - guitars
Mark McCrite - guitars
Ron Redfield - guitars

Audio CD One: The Galactic Collective
1. Arrival
2. Neurosaur
3. Fanfare for Absent Friends
4. Sky Full of Stars
5. Astrology Prelude
6. Trantor Station
7. After The Revolution..

As one would expect, as soon as the ZFT found out about this, the lawyers came out and it disappeared into out of printness. But we got a few at regular, non-inflated pricing....

Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding!

This is an amazing document that I never thought I would ever see. As is known among mega-fans, one of the better pieces of footage of the original Mothers Of Invention (and it isn't like there's a ton of said footage anyway) is the 35' of their appearance on Beat Club, recorded on...

This is now out of print!
Extremely high quality footage of Gong, finally released for all to see!

"At long last the simply wonderful Gong DVD from the French Television vaults is now available to buy. The material on the DVD features two distinct periods of the bands history with the earliest footage coming from an in the studio performance filmed in 1971 for French television. This is a rare outing and a rare line up of the band which during this session featured Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth...

Matthew Shipp piano
"Shipp’s stated aim is that rarefied realm where verbal and written descriptors fail, subsumed by the primacy of organized sound, spontaneous and of the moment. Whether he reaches that space is always arguable both on the part of artist and audience, but this compact and intensely contemplative set suggests an exemplar of success in that regard. In Shipp’s typically succinct and germane summation: 'I did feel very good about the flow that I felt I got.'"...

Anthony Braxton alto saxophone, sopranino saxophone & clarinet
George Lewis trombone
Muhal Richard Abrams piano
Mark Helias double bass
Charles “Bobo” Shaw drums
Recorded live June 2, 1977 at Safranzunft, Basel Switzerland by Radio DRS, Studio Basel.
"I leave the discovery of favorite episodes or events to you. But it’s important to remember that despite Braxton’s com- positional craft—the motivating factors behind the music and the formal glue that holds it together—this is

Albert Ayler tenor saxophone
Don Cherry cornet
Gary Peacock double bass
Sunny Murray drums
Previously unreleased recordings, recorded on September 3th, 1964 live at Club Montmartre, Copenhagen, Denmark.
"The program is indicative of a customary set by the band, which is to say unlike any other music of the time. Ayler con- tinues a practice of elemental one-word composition titles with pieces like the tender “Mothers,” itself a recasting of the old spiritual “Sometimes I Feel Lik

Fred Frith: electric guitar, various small objects
Hans Koch: bass clarinet, soprano and tenor saxophones, spit
"Fred Frith is a world renowned improvisor, composer and multi-instrumentalist who has positioned himself on the contemporary music scene between rock and jazz, improvisation and compostition. Experimental saxophonist and bass clarinetist Hans Koch has a similarly superb reputation. In the past few years Hans has dedicated himself to the quieter side of improvisation...

This 1969 double album was the third release by Mike Westbrook and it was a quite radical anti-war release, featuring 26 amazing musicians. Always a rare release, this came out on CD once before in the early 1990s, but it's been unavailable for about 15 years.

"Amazing jazz masterpiece from 1969, originally released in two parts on Deram and presented here as a double- CD at a single price. Double album featuring Westbrook with Alan Skidmore, David Holdsworth, John Surman, Kenny Wheeler...

Jürg Wickihalder: Soprano, Alto and Tenor Saxophone
Barry Guy: Bass
Lucas Niggli: Drums
"A meeting of three European musicians from different generations each with his own musical background: three sound artists, three virtuosic instrumentalists, three breath-taking improvisers. BEYOND with Jürg Wickihalder, Barry Guy and Lucas Niggl means strong melodies, a deeply affecting and sensuous lyricism, moments of exciting groove and a rare and fascinating textural density.
This trio’s mutual

Andrew Cyrille: Drums
Reggie Workman: Bass
Oliver Lake: Saxophone
"Among other things, Visiting Texture illustrates the principle of addition by subtraction. It's the first studio album by Trio 3 as an actual trio with Oliver Lake on alto saxophone, Reggie Workman on bass and Andrew Cyrille on drums in more than a decade, since the excellent Time Being in 2006. The intervening years have seen the group work powerfully with some serious guest pianists: notably Geri Allen, Irene Schweizer...

Dominic Landolt: Guitar, Effects
Ramon Landolt: Synth, Samples, Piano
Mario Hänni: Drums, Effects
"The music of Trio Heinz Herbert is first and foremost a tonal experience. Broad arcs and ingenious geometric grooves give it its form. Spaces are created, pivotal points set, textures woven. Within these free markings the tonal chemistry begins to unfold its potential. Sometimes a space shuttle floats through an underwater garden, sometimes the sounds glisten like a cell under the microscope...

"The fourth deluxe RA reissue in the O-Card format from the UMS, released in conjunction with El Saturn has arrived: A superb reissue of a mind-numbingly rare Saturn Records document from '62 - with a previously unreleased 17 minute track ... all...

"House of Mythology continue their modus operandi in offering exquisitely designed, packaged, forward-thinking music from a wide range of musicians and artists that can be called visionaries, now with the announcement of this album from Zu. Ambition, aspiration and deep soulful explorations are crucial for Zu, who have been broadly questioning and evolving their musical identity for almost two decades, developing their musical vocabulary with every release and collaboration, never allowing their personal...

ELTON DEAN saxello & alto saxophone
HARRY BECKETT trumpet & flugelhorn
LIAM GENOCKEY drums
MARCIO MATTOS bass
PAUL RUTHERFORD trombone

This reissues a scarce vinyl album, on CD for the very first time, that includes about 30' of extra music - making the entire concert available for the first time. This is also one of the last things that the great engineer Michael King worked on before he died.

"Recorded Live by Radio Cultura de Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1986...

First new one in half a decade from this Argentinian prog quartet who had their greatest exposure in the US when they played (very well) at NEARFest.
Keyboarded Lalo Huber and guitarist Carlos Lucena are the main focus of the album here, with what is a mostly instrumental work.

"If you like ELP influenced prog served up to you hot and heavy there is an hours worth of intense pleasure here. Highly recommended."-Ken Golden

This short but lovely slab of vinyl-only Aquaserg was released towards the end of last year, but we only finally were able to stock it.
Should you start here? Only maybe. But if you are a fan, you gotta have it!

"Scotland's favorite space-psych-rock-gods The Cosmic Dead return with a new album Psych Is Dead. Formed in 2010, The Cosmic Dead are a quartet from Glasgow, Scotland who share their music through good vibes and better vibrations. Known for their improv, chaos strewn, Buckfast smashed-against-the-wall take on space music, they have roamed from Roadburn to Las Vegas, Dundee to Bangalore, with each album offering a meditative window into a certain time and space. Psych Is Dead is the sixth full-length...

"Newcastle's finest psychedelic space explorers Blown Out have been busy crafting away their follow-up effort, Superior Venus. Superior Venus once again consists of two long, head-expanding psych outs. You should know by now what Blown Out are all about. And once again it's completely fuckin' epic. Protector Of Kings, Ejected Comet, The Reversing Earth, The Opaque Dream, Superior Venus. "... the Sun rose contrary to his wont; twice he rose where he now sets, and twice he set where he now rises ..." ...

"Alessandro Cortini (Nine Inch Nails) and Japanese noise legend Masami Akita (Merzbow) share a mutual love for the EMS Synthi, a British synthesizer from the early '70s notorious for its patch matrix, portability, and distinct tone. Astonishingly, these two disparate artists meld into a single sound as they flex the analog circuitry of the EMS Synthi in new ways; giving this classic synth a modern workout and proving that, in capable hands, a 40-year-old analog synthesizer is a tool for the ages...

This is an interesting, unique take on 'minimal / systems' music by a composer I wasn't previously aware of. Good stuff!

"Multi-instrumentalist and composer David John Sheppard presents his first bona fide solo album, Vertical Land. The writer and orchestrator behind the acclaimed State River Widening, Ellis Island Sound, Snow Palms, and Leaf recording artists Phelan/Sheppard, Sheppard began the tracks percussively by inserting pencils into guitars to make false bridges, then hammering the...

"Into The Long Night is the second album by The Sonic Dawn, one of the most remarkable bands to come out of the new psychedelic wave in Denmark. Just a few seconds into this album, you will realize that you are in for a mind altering experience. "It's a trip! By taking the listeners to places they didn't expect to go, we hope to make them aware -- that they'll stop up and think about life for a minute. Awareness is the first step to change in the world," says guitarist and vocalist Emil Bureau...

"Like a cosmic capsule sent from deep space, Farflung have been altering people's minds with their dive-bombing Moogs and hypnotic riffs for the last twenty years. Torchbearers of the psychedelic underground, they have been championed by the likes of Helios Creed (Chrome), Henry Rollins, and Voivod. They have collaborated with numerous musicians including Nik Turner (Hawkwind), Damo Suzuki (Can), and Dave Catching (Eagles of Death Metal, Queens of the Stone Age) to name just a few. Brothers and sisters...

"Like a cosmic capsule sent from deep space, Farflung have been altering people's minds with their dive-bombing Moogs and hypnotic riffs for the last twenty years. Torchbearers of the psychedelic underground, they have been championed by the likes of Helios Creed (Chrome), Henry Rollins, and Voivod. They have collaborated with numerous musicians including Nik Turner (Hawkwind), Damo Suzuki (Can), and Dave Catching (Eagles of Death Metal, Queens of the Stone Age) to name just a few. Brothers and sisters...

"One of the most original, impressive and highly respected of all the experimental groups to have come out of Italy in the 1970s"-Chris Cutler

Back in stock again and at a much lower price! An essential release for Canterbury, Italian-heads and progressive rock fans.
One of the greats of Italian progressive rock of the 70s. Originally released in '76 on the highly collectable Grog label, PdP were the closest thing to the Canterbury style in Italy, but they brought their own distinctive...

"The American Delia Derbyshire of the Atari generation. With a sonic portfolio that boasts commissions for the Xenon classic pinball machine, the sounds for the Meco Star Wars theme, the Atari TV commercials, and the electronic sound effects in the original Stepford Wives film (1975), amongst many others, the mutant electronic music CV of Suzanne Ciani is proof that in a 1970s commercial world of boys toys, monopolized by a male dominated media industry, a woman's touch was the essential secret...

Mat Walerian - alto saxophone, bass clarinet, soprano clarinet, flute
Matthew Shipp - piano, organ
William Parker - double bass, shakuhachi

"Recorded December 15, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York. This is Polish multi-instrumentalist Mat Walerian's third CD, all for ESP and all with Matthew Shipp. Walerian's first album was the last new release approved by ESP-Disk's founder Bernard Stollman.
This Is Beautiful Because We Are Beautiful People takes its title from something William Parker

"Quite unexpectedly last year, at age 76, Getatchew Mekuria expressed an urge to make one more recording. This one, with The Ex, is probably the last one in his life. The result is stunning. Deep, old, classic melodies. Deep, more sensitive, and...