New Arrivals

New Arrivals
''...a fresh & almost indescribable fusion of rock, jazz, modern classical, sampled sound & noise.' - The Boston Phoenix

BOTM are a superb instrumental 4 piece (multi-keyboards, guitar, electronic percussion, & sax) who combine equal parts progressive rock, pulse, classical, & more into an instantly recognizable whole; no rock band uses interlocking parts as brilliantly as these guys. This is their first in 5 years and many people think it is their best yet! Start here.

This is a new, nearly-all instrumental, progressive rock album by a Milwauke, WI quartet consisting of keyboards, guitar, bass & drums. Some of it reminds me of Happy The Man and Gentle Giant at their most aggressive in terms of some of the melody lines and counterpoint used; it won't fool you into thinking you're hearing those bands (good) but it shows the level of proficiency we're dealing with on this album (double good).
Very, very good stuff and, as the band says, "Aggressive, progressive...

Why this classic of Italian progressive rock has been out of print for quite a numbers of years is something I can not fathom, but here it is again.

This really is one of the classic Italian progressive rock albums of all time and also one of...

"You take a trio of the finest traditional griot musicians from Mali and put them in a studio with Western music's most revolutionary string quartet - and the resulting album is one of the most richly rewarding musical collaborations you are likely to encounter. Together the Kronos Quartet and Trio Da Kali have created an album that is rich in texture, hauntingly melodic and strikingly inventive as violins, viola and cello combine with balafon, ngoni and the powerful female voice of Hawa 'Kassé Mady'...

"How to follow-up a Grammy-nominated album disarmingly called Songs I Like a Lot? By broadening the canvas and releasing Songs We Like a Lot, of course. John Hollenbeck returns after the triumph of Songs I Like a Lot, accompanied again by vocalists Kate McGarry and Theo Bleckmann, with an expanded palette and even more robust sonic transformations, encompassing everything from Burt Bacharach to the poetry of Kenneth Patchen, from Cyndi Lauper to a deconstructed Get Lucky.
A combination of indelible..

His 23rd. That's quite an achievement beyond the fact that it's also a really good one!

"A quite beautiful album, though much underrated by fans. Each song here has a strong narrative - tales within songs. Love lost and celebrated in 'Naming the Rose'; a man's obsession with a younger woman in 'How Far I Fell'; domestic violence in 'Like Veronica' and is that a hint of the novel 'Perfume' contained in 'In A Bottle'? Hammill has always had a strong narrative inclination but here it's at its most..

"This is an eclectic collection, even for Hammill. Going as far back as Chameleon's "Easy to slip away" -- a real treat for we long-time listeners -- and Rikki Nadir's "The Shingle Song" (simply "Shingle" on NBC) Hammill reinterprets his and our pasts with an immaculate reading of the now centuries-old technique musicologists term "word painting". It's an approach that Hammill often favors, one which assigns the instruments to the primary task of not simple accompaniment, but the more interpretive and...

"Limited red vinyl LP pressing including digital download. Archive release from the veteran synthesist of Pere Ubu. Terminal Drive is studio recording of a mythical piece of electro-acoustic music composed and performed in 1975 by Allen Ravenstine with assistance from Albert Dennis on string bass.
Terminal Drive's significance in terms of Cleveland underground music cannot be understated and has been cited as partially responsible for Ravenstine's invitation to co-form the musical unit Pere Ubu in...

Hermeto is a brilliant Brazilian multi-instrumentalist and composer and probably the most famous 'arty / avant' player to emerge from Brazil.
He has a long history of releases, stretching back over 50 years, but this is his first in many years and it's also a really great one.
Hermeto Pascoal appears here on a multitude of instruments, including flutes, keybaoards, not to mention a pot and bucket of water, sounds of geese and chickens, and also appearing are...

"A reissue of Rain's self-titled album, originally released in 1972 on the Project 3 label (home also of The Free Design). Rain's self-titled album is a cult item among lovers of progressive pop, psych, and proto power-pop. Fantastic songs, superb musicianship, dreamy vocals, hard guitar, and Hammond -- Echoes of late '60s Beatles, Colin Blunstone, Zombies, Caravan, Argent, and Parlour Band. Includes the bonus track "Springtime"; Includes an insert with liner notes by band member...

"Complete Music For Films 1960-1984 is a three-CD set that gathers Luc Ferrari's complete works for films from 1960-1984, including electronic pieces, concrete music made in GRM, and some hybrids including traditional instruments. Very rare pieces, most of which are unpublished (including collaborations with Jean Cocteau and Jean Tinguely), are presented here for the first time, offering a complete scope of the innovative 20th century composer's foray into film music. Complete Music For Films 1960-1984...

Pop/not pop (most pop bands don't invite Wadada Leo Smith onstage to perform an entire show with them on the spur of the moment).

"Experiencing one emotion at a time is a luxury of the past. Think back to that moment at the women's march or the pro-science rally, when you spied a small child holding a handmade sign that read "I love naps but I stay woke" or "Boys will be boys good humans" or "May the facts be with you." How adorable! How upsetting! How the hell are they going to make it to...

"Gizmodrome is the first release by a four-piece who between them have already worked on dozens of albums. They’re a good old-fashioned supergroup, comprising Police drummer and soundtrack composer Stewart Copeland; Level 42’s slap-bassist extraordinaire Mark King; Adrian Belew, the guitar star of records by King Crimson, David Bowie, Frank Zappa and Talking Heads; and keyboard whizz Vittorio Cosma of Italian prog legends PFM.
If this sounds like an opportunity for a whole lot of instrument twiddling..

This is a pretty great, very kosmiche, vinyl-only solo album from the leader of Samsara Blues Experiment. This combines two digital-only EP releases into one great album with one EP per side.

"Set the controls of the Wayback Machine to Berlin circa 1972. Imagine a mash up of Popol Vuh "Affenstunde", Klaus Schulze's "Cyborg", and Ash Ra Tempel's "Join Inn". Retro-underground-krautrock at its finest."-Ken Golden

"The first one featured the 20 minute modular synthesizer jam “Modular Mono..

SBE are a current, young Germany psychedelic/space/stoner outfit, featuring dual guitars, bass, drums and vocals. Very heavy, but also still quite psych. Good stuff!

"The performance of the Berlin heavy-psychedelic quartet Samsara Blues...

SBE are a current, young Germany psychedelic/space/stoner outfit, featuring dual guitars, bass, drums and vocals. Very heavy, but also still quite psych. Good stuff!

"Samsara Blues Experiment are a Berlin based band, formed in summer 2007 by...

SBE are a current, young Germany psychedelic/space/stoner outfit, featuring dual guitars, bass, drums and vocals. Very heavy, but also still quite psych. This is four songs in just under 50', so you know that there's a lot of room for them to really stretch it out. Good stuff! Think of it as a cross between the best doom-Sabbath and the best out-Guru Guru and that gives you an idea of what they have to offer.

SBE are a current, young Germany psychedelic/space/stoner outfit consisting of
Chris Peters - guitars, vocals, keyboards, sitar
Hans Eiselt - bass
Thomas Vedder - drums.

Their music is heavy and with this one, their fifth, heavily psychedelic with some drone / raga touches.
Each of their albums is great and each one seems to improve on the one before it! You like heavy guitar jams? This is your (brain)ticket to paradise (or at least 45' of really great, fun listening)...

SBE are a current, young Germany psychedelic/space/stoner outfit consisting of
Chris Peters - guitars, vocals, keyboards, sitar
Hans Eiselt - bass
Thomas Vedder - drums.

Their music is heavy and with this one, their fifth, heavily psychedelic with some drone / raga touches.
Each of their albums is great and each one seems to improve on the one before it! You like heavy guitar jams? This is your (brain)ticket to paradise (or at least 45' of really great, fun listening)...

"A reissue of Kedama's Live At Sunrise Studios, originally released in 1976. Swiss heavy-prog/kraut monster, originally released as a private, hand-made edition of 200 copies. Long instrumental/experimental tracks fueled by mellotron, Hammond, MiniMoog, ripping distorted guitar, and heavy drums. Kedama came from St. Gallen in the north-eastern corner of Switzerland, near the Bodensee -- only a few kilometers from Germany and Austria. Their name was inspired by Ketama, Morocco, famous for its cannabis...

"Originally released on CD in 1998. Among the most stunning and musical electronic works ever produced, these five compositions represent the complete electronic works of Norwegian composer Arne Nordheim (1931-2010). They have stood the test of time remarkably well and have been embraced by new generations of influential musicians. This audiophile double LP comes in a beautiful gatefold sleeve with updated credits and liner notes. The sound has been mastered by Helge Sten (Deathprod) specifically for....

"Hotel Record is the second release from the duo/couple of Crys Cole and Oren Ambarchi, following on from Sonja Henies vei 31. Where their debut recording presented a disquieting portrait of the erotic dimension of romantic intimacy, the follow-up continues to explore the pair's simultaneously musical and romantic relationship in a more subtle fashion, presenting four long-form pieces that touch on the variety of forms the life of this couple takes: as a musical duo, as a pair of travelers to exotic locatio

"Originally released in 1971. this stunning album was recorded over three sessions in New York City on December 9th, 1970, January 21st, 1971, and March 9th, 1971.
The Paul Bley Synthesizer Show produces new songs and tough translations of previous works from Mr. Joy while joining the likes of other seminal works in 1972's Dual Unity, 1971's Improvisie, and Bley-Peacock Synthesizer Show's Revenge: The Greater The Love, The Bigger The Hate (1971). Featuring the songs of Annette Peacock, this....

"The New Tony Williams Lifetime, featuring Allan Holdsworth, live from the Village Gate, New York, September 22nd, 1976.
In 1975, the groundbreaking drummer Tony Williams assembled a new version of Lifetime, this time featuring the visionary guitar of Allan Holdsworth, as well as Alan Pasqua's innovative keyboards and Tony Newton's funky bass. They collaborated on two albums, as well as playing acclaimed gigs. Their unique brand of fusion is perfectly captured on this remarkable set, originally....

"Weightless, not so much a voice from heaven but a voice that swirls in liquidity, water spirit, a world and a time in which humans, plants, animals and weather could communicate in multiple tongues through the barriers that separate living entities, the world of Apitchatpong Weerasthakul's Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010), in which a catfish with erotic powers speaks to a princess, a world in which spirits could be heard whispering in forest glades, in spider's webs and waterfalls...

"Guitarist and composer Terje Rypdal (1947) is probably as close as one gets to a living legend in Norwegian music. He has received a number of awards, including three Norwegian Grammies (Spellemannpris), the last being the honorary award in 2005.
Sky Music is a heartfelt celebration of an inspirational artist and truly unique guitarist who hasn't fully received the due credit and recognition he deserves for over 50 years of music making.
Initiated by the experimental US guitarist and lifelong..

"Syrinx's path veered from the dominant modes of '70s subculture, their version of chamber pop hybridized with wild, whimsical electronic experimentation charting new territory in the under and overground.
Formed by composer John Mills-Cockell after the dissolution of Intersystems, Syrinx's two adventurous albums, Syrinx and Long Lost Relatives, endorsed the poetic potential of the avant-garde, subverting a turn of the '60s trend toward technological pageantry.
Tumblers From The Vault presents..

"Syrinx's path veered from the dominant modes of '70s subculture, their version of chamber pop hybridized with wild, whimsical electronic experimentation charting new territory in the under and overground.
Formed by composer John Mills-Cockell after the dissolution of Intersystems, Syrinx's two adventurous albums, Syrinx and Long Lost Relatives, endorsed the poetic potential of the avant-garde, subverting a turn of the '60s trend toward technological pageantry.
Tumblers From The Vault presents..

First time ever on vinyl for this, the final album they made with their good friend, engineer and bandmate, Phil Bonnet, before he died suddenly and very unexpectedly of a brain aneurism.
Note to folks not used to Cheer-Accident; despite the nicely said stuff below, I think you will have a very hard time drawing a line between this very agressive album and Hatfield and the North. YMMV.

“Salad Days” is a feel good masterpiece of expansive, hypnotic math rock and so much more from the...

This was the final album they made with their good friend, engineer and bandmate, Phil Bonnet, before he died suddenly and very unexpectedly of a brain aneurism. It's been unavailable for years and years and now it returns in remastered form.
Note to folks not used to Cheer-Accident; despite the nicely said stuff below, I think you will have a very hard time drawing a line between this very agressive album and Hatfield and the North. YMMV.

“Salad Days” is a feel good masterpiece of...

Until this reissue, this 1999, CDR-only release was by far their rarest artifact. But not any more. Nuh uh. Better look for something else to covet now!

"Recorded just prior to “Salad Days”, and originally self-released by the band in a very limited edition, the 52 minute song “Trading Balloons” anticipated the direction the band would take in years to come - exploring a dizzying blend of musical styles: from Zeppelin-esque bombast to folk-tinged Americana to Stravinsky-flavored progressive rock...

"Highly anticipated—and first ever—official vinyl reissue of all-time classic private press hard rock guitar album featuring Jordan Macarus. It overflows with a powerful Rush meets Blackfoot hard rock sound featuring the unmatched soaring vocals of bassist Doug Brown, tight, powerful hard hitting drumming from Scott Benes and the incomparable guitar wizardry of Jordan Macarus, who will leave you wondering why he isn't featured in every guitar magazine around. If you love hard rock lead guitar action...

"An Evolutionary Music (Original Recordings: 1972 - 1979) compiles unreleased recordings from the archives of multiversal artist Ariel Kalma. Concerned as much with musicality as spiritual facility, Kalma's work vibrates aside fellow travelers along the great rainbow in curved air of the 1970s avant-garde.

Ariel Kalma's boundary-blurring electronic music is heard here in radiant detail across a selection of work spanning his early free-jazz and spoken word trips to his infinite modular...

"Previously unreleased homemade recordings from 1971 by Barcelona’s hairiest power trio. Raw, in-your-face hard-rock and proto-metal plus some surprising psychedelic, Canterbury styled moves. Featuring the very first line-up of the band comprised of killer guitar player Miguel Ángel Núñez, the legendary Tapi (ex-Máquina!) on drums and Pepe Fernández on bass. Includes a cover of Black Sabbath's "Planet Caravan", a killer first version of "No Control" featuring Núñez on guitar (later recorded again for...

This reissues two really good and unique early, early 80s synthesizer albums that were definitely overlooked at the time.

"Vinyl LP pressing reissue of Craig Leon's seminal synthesizer albums Nommos and Visiting 're-editioned' in definitive form as the Anthology of Interplanetary Folk Music Vol. 1 for RVNG Intl.'s archival series.
Originally issued respectively on John Fahey's Takoma label in 1980 & Leon's Arbitor private press in 1982, Nommos and Visiting were the twin brainchildren of...

Pop/not pop (most pop bands don't invite Wadada Leo Smith onstage to perform an entire show with them on the spur of the moment).

"Experiencing one emotion at a time is a luxury of the past. Think back to that moment at the women's march or the pro-science rally, when you spied a small child holding a handmade sign that read "I love naps but I stay woke" or "Boys will be boys good humans" or "May the facts be with you." How adorable! How upsetting! How the hell are they going to make it to...

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

"Incredible fusion of ancient Anatolian melodies and instruments with prog/psych including ocassional piercing fuzz guitar.Makam madness gives way to instrumental prog on this burned-out last album, released in 1976, by Turkey's Anadolu Pop heroes. Mogollar was the band that never had a singer attached for long, and yet even more than Baris or Erkin, they consciously highlighted what was different about the new sounds of the era. Remastered sound. Includes liner notes by Angela Sawyer."

"For the twelfth volume of FRKWYS, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe and Ariel Kalma offer We Know Each Other Somehow. Recorded outside of Mullimbimby, a remote community on the eastern Australian coast, the album pairs two synth voyagers for six extended evocations of environmental ambience and entrancing naturalism. Accompanied by Sunshine Soup, a feature length documentary based on the intergenerational collaboration, We Know Each Other Somehow summons another world in an otherworldly part of the planet."

"Another great album from Canada's legendary Paragon label, a set of super bluesy psych demo tapes from 1968. The band's album "Stink" was received not just as a great album of electric blues, but as some sort of revelation when it appeared in the second half of 1969. But lead guitarist Mike McKenna had spent time ('67-'68) in the Ugly Ducklings, and had already developed a 'local hero' tag by playing hard electric blues as a member of the legendary Luke and the Apostles. Together, he and Joe Mendelson...

"A reissue of Fusioon's Danza Del Molinero, originally released in 1972. This is the first album by these Catalan psych-progsters.
Traditional Spanish songs receive a psychedelic/progressive/jazz-rock treatment with a tremendous rhythm section (drum breaks galore), fuzz-tone guitar, Hammond and analog keyboards, piano, and occasional string arrangements.
RIYL: Soft Machine, Egg, Goblin, Arzachel, Le Orme, Collegium Musicum."

"Previously unreleased ’74–75 homemade recordings by Swiss prog /psych legends Ertlif. Raw, in–your–face hard–progressive sound with ultra–loud fuzz–wah guitar plus Hammond, Mellotron, synths, powerful (English) vocals. A great find for anyone into underground psychedelia. RIYL: DEEP PURPLE, ATOMIC ROOSTER, BLACK SABBATH, CRESSIDA, AINIGMA, NECRONOMICON, PACIFIC SOUND. In March 1974, Ertlif recorded some of their songs in the large reception hall of the Vogelsang schoolhouse in Basel. With these demo...

"His very last name, Dinleten, means 'listen'. So back to Anatolia once more and hear the unhinged guitar and electric baglama behind Turkish psychedelia's charismatic singer Ersen. He was discovered by Cem, was connected to Mogollarand 3 Hür-El, and even switched backing bands with Cem before finally hitting the charts with his own group Dadaslar. There's loads of B-sides and burly moves on these 70s singles which make his second LP, released in 1978. Wicked funk drums, fuzzy guitars,organs and the...

"Debut album, released in 1977, by one by one of Anatolian Rock's most sheerly talented vocalists. Turkish psych-rock with some amazing funk drums and fuzzed out guitars. Ersen spent time in Mogollar, 3 Hür-El, and Cem Karaca's Kardaslar before cementing his reputation as the frontman of Dadaslar. His voice can range from one that has a soft edge (where he swallows his notes a bit, like a muezzin would), to growling belt-outs that could have fronted any 80s metal act. Ersen and his ever-changing backup...

"For the twelfth volume of FRKWYS, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe and Ariel Kalma offer We Know Each Other Somehow. Recorded outside of Mullimbimby, a remote community on the eastern Australian coast, the album pairs two synth voyagers for six extended evocations of environmental ambience and entrancing naturalism. Accompanied by Sunshine Soup, a feature length documentary based on the intergenerational collaboration, We Know Each Other Somehow summons another world in an otherworldly part of the planet."

"More demented, brain-damaging Turkish electro-saz & synth drums galore by the mighty Derdiyoklar duo, originally released in 1984! Anadolu Pop doesn’t get weirder than this! These two Turkish guys armed with electro-saz, guitar, drums and synthetizers were hitting the Turkish market in Germany where they lived, playing their sets of traditional flavoured electro-folk in weddings and circumcision feasts for Turkish emigrants in Germany. That crazy is the story, that crazy is their sound!!!"

"Lombard's debut is an absolutely gorgeous, startling document of melancholic chanson psychedelia that staggeringly foreshadows the eerie, incorporeal sci-fi pop of Stereolab and, more specifically, earlyBroadcast by about 30 years." – Other Music “Beautiful pop songs sung in French by this Belgian maverick (who worked with Luciano Berio) swirling upon wonderful 60's abstract-expressionism orchestrations: lovely dream bass lines and organ drifting, with dreamy use of echoes, reverbs and sometimes...

"Los Blops formed in Santiago (Chile) in 1964, as a beat / cover versions band. But they developed during the following years a unique sound, mixing folk, rock, psychedelia and Chilean folklore. This is their legendary first album, originally released in 1970 on the Dicap label. Psychedelic folk-rock of the highest order with beautiful songs, touching Spanish vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, flute, organ, percussion, xylophone and lost-in-time, mysterious feel. Includes the famous “Los Momentos”...

"Known as “Del Volar De Las Palomas”, this is the second eponymous album from the legendary Blops from Chile, originally released in 1971, while the band lived in a communal house known as “Manchufela”. Another superb psychedelic folk-rock offering with a slightly more electrified sound on some of the tracks. Great songs, melancholic atmosphere, deep vocals (in Spanish), acoustic and electric guitars, flute, organ, percussion, drums, cello, violin, backward effects. *Colour Insert with photos and liner...

"After venturing from Brazil to England to attend the Isle of Wight Festival, Brazilian band the Bubbles—the toast of the underground Rio de Janeiro scene, who had backed Tropicalist singer Gal Costa’s residence at the Sucata night club in that epochal year of 1970—decided to experiment with a heavier sound than that of their Brazilian cohorts. Step one, they changed their name to A Bolha. Then, loaded with verve and swagger (and fueled by drugs), they recorded their first album, which has secured a permane