New Arrivals

New Arrivals
One of the most over-the-top rock albums ever made, and depending on how you feel about flash, pomp and circumstance, may make it one of the best albums of all time! It's even live, which is really impressive. One thing for sure; they certainly spent a lot of money putting this concert, which includes rock band, the London Symphony Orchestra and the English Chamber Choir.
This deluxe, greatly expanded version includes the original album + a bonus track, a second CD with a live version of the entire...

Tom Shad - BEAD Bass
Jesse Krakow - Bass
Nick Didkovsky - Guitar
NIck Oddy - Guitar
Dave Miller - Drums

“The Dark ages project came out of an improvised gig and then Tom Shad’s late night studio noodling. What would a two bass, two guitar and drums instrumental Metal band sound like? The result was a dense, dense sketch which prompted Tom to call in the other four collaborators!
Dark Ages is a recording by five stalwarts of the restless New York City scene who gathered on a

“The reissue of impossible-to-find cult album Lady Maid by Japanese outfit Normal Brain. Originally released in 1981 as a limited vinyl pressing of 300 copies on Agi Yuzuru's fabled experimental label Vanity Records (R.N.A. Organism, Dada, Sympathy Nervous, Tolerance), Lady Maid is a testament to the creativity of the early '80s Japanese electronic and experimental scene, encapsulating a prolific era when audio gear became affordable for musicians to explore sounds in the comfort of their home, free...

I saw Chuck Johnson perform about a few years ago, and he was really terrific. He was doing the post John Fahey thing, except he was doing it on an electric guitar (not just an electric guitar, but a Fender Telecaster) and making it work and carefully also using pedals to give what he was doing it's own flavor and bite.
This was the record I bought from him at the show and it’s different from what I saw, but really great.

“"Chuck Johnson's impact on the contemporary guitar world continues...

"The author of these notes has spent his life explaining radical music, and the music on this disc may be the most radical I've ever written about. Peter Thoegersen (b. 1967) is not yet a name known to the music world; not for any lack of connection to other famous musicians, but because he came to composition late, and because his artistic aims are so broad and complex that they have taken years to evolve. His aesthetic is well defined, and he is upfront about having a name for it: 'Polytempic...

Well, you either LIKE bagpipes or you DON’T. If you do, this is great and it mostly sounds pretty great for historic recordings from the 20s and 40s.

“The Irish Uillean pipes are less austere than the Scots -- the pipes play chords as well as drone and melody, much like a concertina with a drone. This gives the songs a familiar structure to go with the entrancing sound, which is also warmer Busad78dm_
than in the Scots pipes. Rowsome was not only a master piper (he was a teacher at 16) but...

“Third edition of 200; Glass-mastered CD; Includes a 12-page booklet of program notes and photography. Includes additional track "And the Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn".
The first album of American Gamelan composer Daniel Schmidt (b. 1942). Schmidt, who emerged in the Bay Area music scene in the 1970s, wove the threads of traditional Eastern Gamelan music together with American minimalism (repetitive music). Schmidt was (and is still) a prime figure in the development of American Gamelan music ...

“Double CD of all five of Elaine Radigue's songs in tribute to the Tibetan saint and poet from the 11th century. Two of the tracks dates from Radigue's first release in 1983, two are previously unreleased and the final 62-minute track was previously issued as a sole CD in 1987. The material is performed by Radigue (synthesizer and recording), Robert Ashley (English voice), and Lama Kunga Rinpoche (Tibetan voice). Radigue was born in France and has studied under Pierre Shaeffer and Pierre Henry; her music...

“Kreidler celebrate the tenth anniversary of their groundbreaking 2009 album, Mosaik 2014, with a remastered edition. Mosaik 2014 -- that's how it is meant to sound. Arrangements that feel right, without it being possible to map everything out, because all of the lines are woven together so intricately, and because the album was recorded mainly in a week of live sessions. Above all, this record has more: more rhythm, drums, percussion; more keyboards, better yet synthesizers that are immediate and cannot...

“Chamber Music is an ongoing series of site-specific sound works made entirely from a single recording of the empty space in which they are presented. An hour of “silent” room tone is recorded when no people are in the building; this is heavily filtered to extract drones derived from the room’s resonant frequencies. This is the only sonic material used, and there is minimal electronic processing involved. Airforms was made in 2013 as a birthday gift for Steve Roden, who provided two hours of empty room...

Jørgen Mathisen tenor and soprano saxophone
Erlend Slettevoll piano
Trygve Waldemar Fiske double bass
Dag Erik Knedal Andersen drums

"In what concerns the domains of symbolical relationships, Jorgen Mathisen’s Instant Light is to astronomy what the Sun Ra Arkestra is to science fiction, and the titles of “Mayhall’s Object” compositions are illustrative of that difference: “Magellanic Cloud”, “MACS0647-JD” and “Neutron Star”, for instance, are clinical names for existing cosmic bodies.

Alberto Conde piano
Carlos Barretto double bass
Alexandre Frazão drums
Guest artist on Embalo para Bernardo: José Valente viola

"By this time, the usual listeners of the Clean Feed catalogue are familiar with the name of the late Portuguese pianist and composer Bernardo Sassetti – the Lisbon-based label released five records with his name. Among those listeners, many musicians from other countries admire his exquisite and very personal writing and his astonishing work with the black

Rodrigo Pinheiro piano
Zbigniew Kozera double bass
Kuba Suchar drums

"Pianist Rodrigo Pinheiro (you know him mostly from his contributions to Red Trio) is one of the most requested presences of Portuguese improvisers in Poland, resulting in several co-operative groups with musicians from both countries. Wschód reunites him with the double bassist Zbigniew Kozera and the drummer Kuba Suchar to fulfill a purpose: to go beyond the established norms for the piano jazz trio. And they....

José Dias guitar

"Here’s a solo guitar album that matters and makes a point. And here’s a good surprise, marking a turn in the musical career of Portuguese guitarist José Dias (also a researcher of the Contemporary Arts Department at Manchester Metropolitan University), who has been until recently committed to inoculate a sense of modernity in the tradition of jazz. The focus now goes way beyond the post-bop format of his previous records, either because the vocabulary is related to rock...

Sérgio Carolino tuba
Mário Delgado guitarra
Alexandre Frazão bateria

"At their third album, Portuguese band TGB can’t be defined anymore by the unnusual instrumentation of a tuba, a guitar and a drum set. An idiosyncratic music comes with it, «without frontiers and unconquerable», as Sérgio Carolino, Mário Delgado and Alexandre Frazão say themselves. They mixed jazz, rock, folk, country and more in ways impossible to categorize like “fusion”. TGB expanded it so much, and with such...

Larry Ochs tenor and sopranino saxophones
Nels Cline electric guitar, effects
Gerald Cleaver drums

“The most fulfilling encounters are also the most improbable ones – those we never imagined possible, either due to the many miles separating the circuits usually frequented by the individual participants in a music project or to the aesthetic differences they have. The trio with Gerald Cleaver, Nels Cline and Larry Ochs is one of those cases and the pieces inside “What is to Be Done”...

This is Wadada’s latest release as of this writing and is a very ambitious work for 3 vocalists (Diamond Voices), string quartet (RedKoral Quartet), 4 trumpets (Wadada, Ted Daniel, Graham Hayes, Hugh Ragin), drums (Pheeroan akLaaf) and electronics (Velibor Pedevski)!!

“Wadada Leo Smith's latest album features 'Rosa Parks: Pure Love. An Oratorio of Seven Songs,' another extended composition by Smith inspired by the civil rights movement in the United States. This new major work is composed for...

“Each of the four pieces on the album is a product of the Roscoe's tireless efforts to devise systems to articulate and capitalize on the tensions between composition and improvisation in both his own work and music as a practice at-large. Three of the four works ("Rub," "Wha-Wha," and "Frenzy House") are part of the "Conversations for Orchestra" series, the history of which is described in detail in the liner notes for Mitchell's 2017 album "Discussions" (Wide Hive Records WH-0339). In brief, the...

Samantha Boshnack – Trumpet; Compositions
Ryan Parrish – Tenor and Baritone Saxophones
Paris Hurley – Violin
Lauren Elizabeth Baba – Viola
Paul Cornish – Piano
Nashir Janmohamed – Double Bass
Dan Schnelle – Drums

Trumpeter and more importantly, composer (although she’s a fine trumpeter!) Sam is one of my very favorite up ‘n’ comers and if you haven’t already experienced her uniformly great body of work, this is a great place to start!

“The trumpeter and

Tremendously great fourth full-length release by this Chicago based modern motorik / psychedelic ensemble. I just saw them and the groove just killed and killed. Recommended!

“Tremors rhythmically shaking your place—the air’s gone electric! You’ve seen this kind of weather before… you weren’t expecting it today. This is the beginning of Allways. CAVE are kind of beyond time, though. You might feel like it’s been awhile since you’ve seen or heard them, but when you see or hear them again, that...

“These Wicked Things is the fourth release from the determinedly eclectic Boston-based band Beat Circus and the final installment in singer/multi-instrumentalist/composer Brian Carpenters Weird American Gothic trilogy [after his Cuneiform releases Dreamland and Boy From Black Mountain]. The record bridges a number of disparate genres including experimental music, cowpunk, post-punk, Mexican folk music, mariachi music, and spaghetti western and giallo film scores.
These Wicked Things began after...

“I'd Rather Be Lucky Than Good is a new recording collaboration of Sam Ashley and Werner Durand. Sam Ashley's mystic parables imbued with benevolent humor are drawn from a lifelong pursuit of a present-day shamanism. Werner Durand's wind work on invented and traditional instruments stems from the minimalist tradition, routed through his unique study of obscure world musics.
The two artists first met in Berlin in 1984 while Sam was touring Atalanta with Robert Ashley's opera company, with whom he...

“I'd Rather Be Lucky Than Good is a new recording collaboration of Sam Ashley and Werner Durand. Sam Ashley's mystic parables imbued with benevolent humor are drawn from a lifelong pursuit of a present-day shamanism. Werner Durand's wind work on invented and traditional instruments stems from the minimalist tradition, routed through his unique study of obscure world musics.
The two artists first met in Berlin in 1984 while Sam was touring Atalanta with Robert Ashley's opera company, with whom he...

“On Time Out of Time is a suite of works originally commissioned for the 2017 installations 'ER=EPR' and 'Orbihedron' by artists Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand (in collaboration with Jean-Marc Chomaz and LIGO) for the exhibition, 'Limits of Knowing' at Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin by curator, Isabel de Sena. These works utilize, among other things, exclusive source recordings from the interferometers of LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) capturing the sounds of the merging of...

“On Time Out of Time is a suite of works originally commissioned for the 2017 installations 'ER=EPR' and 'Orbihedron' by artists Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand (in collaboration with Jean-Marc Chomaz and LIGO) for the exhibition, 'Limits of Knowing' at Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin by curator, Isabel de Sena. These works utilize, among other things, exclusive source recordings from the interferometers of LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) capturing the sounds of the merging of...

“Originally released in 1977 on the great Music Gallery Editions, the debut, self-titled album from the Canadian Electronic Ensemble finally gets a reissue on CD, over 40 years after it was first put out.
Created by five musicians using the Ems Synthi A, the Arp Odyssey, the Roland Sh-5, as well as found-sounds, trumpets, and more, CEE is a testament to the history of analogue experimentation in Canada.”

“After some turbulent times, prog-rock legend NEKTAR is back ! Now it's called NEW NEKTAR! The new album 'Megalomania' takes stock of the current state of the world and is shaped by shared experiences and events unfolding over the past years. Contemporary and critical of its time, it remains conscious of NEW NEKTAR's extensive and great history, with the new tracks continuing effortlessly along this path. Drummer Che Albrighton (son of original member Roye Albrighton), Klaus Henatsch (keyboards) and Tom Fry

Really great album of somewhat glitchy ambient atmospherics; after hearing it, you will not be surprised that he was Jon Hassell’s roommate (see below!)

“Even if you've never heard of Hugh Marsh you've almost certainly heard the sound of his violin. He's a featured player on soundtracks by Hans Zimmer and Harry Gregson-Williams, was nominated for a Juno award, recorded with Iggy Pop and The Stooges, and was in the backing band for Bauhaus' Peter Murphy, all a tiny fraction of his decades-long...

Terje Rypdal Electric Guitar, Keyboards
Bjørn Kjellemyr Electric Bass, Acoustic Bass
Audun Kleive Drums, Percussion

‘“His sound is one of the most original and immediately recognizable on the planet,” Guitar Player magazine has noted, identified by “a majestic, echoed, singing tone with precisely articulated vibrato and nearly endless sustain, and a string-like attack via volume-pedal swells.” There is plenty of Rypdal’s signature sound on Blue in the stripped-down context of the...

Kingston Wall came out of Finland in the early 90's and this was their first album, from 1992. They were a spacerock/stoner rock trio of guitar/vocals, bass and drums. There's a lot of influences in their sound, but they managed to come up with a strongly rocking take on the classic sound while still managing to bring something new to it.
It seemed like they were on the verge of really breaking through when world got out that their leader, guitarist/vocalist Petri Walli, had died.
Released on vinyl

“The work of Karin Krog may be unfamiliar to much of the world, but in her native Norway and Scandinavia at large, she s practically a household name. This says much about the local enthusiasm for post-bop jazz but also about the tyranny of distribution: until 1994, Krog s albums weren’t available in the USA or UK, meaning three decades of recordings were waiting to be discovered. With this anthology of her best recordings from 1963 to 1999 curated with Krog s own input we hope to set the record...

This title has been out of print for at least a decade, but we found a few in a warehouse and we GRABBED them and here they are at a great price!

“Ex-Tangerine Dream artist Christopher Franke released his second and third solo efforts simultaneously, following the successful Pacific Coast Highway. First, The London Concert, recorded live at London's Royal Apollo Theatre in October 1991. While three tracks are versions of pieces from Pacific Coast Highway, the material is mostly new, starting...

“Although the titles are all familiar (most of them a little too much so), Cotton and his all-star cohorts (guitarists Jimmie Vaughan, Matt Murphy, Luther Tucker, Hubert Sumlin, and Wayne Bennett, with the omnipresent Perkins on keys) pull the whole thing off beautifully. Cotton's cover of Wolf's "Moanin' at Midnight" is remarkably eerie in its own right, and he romps through Muddy Waters' "Blow Wind Blow" and "Sugar Sweet" with joyous alacrity.”-AllMusic

“Reuniting Cotton with his former guitarists Matt Murphy and Luther Tucker, pianist Pinetop Perkins, and Muddy Waters' ex-rhythm section (bassist Calvin Jones and drummer Willie Smith) looks like a great idea on paper, and it worked equally well in the flesh, when this set was cut live at Antone's Night Club in Austin, TX.”-AllMusic

“Fiddler, singer and songwriter Eliza Carthy, inheritor of the mightiest musical genes in all of England (her father is folk legend Martin Carthy, her mother the equally legendary singer Norma Waterson), has always exhibited a wonderfully healthy willingness to break out of the folk music ghetto without ever feeling the need to turn her back on it entirely, and this album sees her really coming into her own as an artist. Songs like the blues-rocking "Follow the Dollar" and the soulful, almost trip-hoppy...

One of the great slide guitarists of our time, Michael is well known in the UK and not so well known elsewhere. Very well played with great tone; if you like slide guitar / the blues, this is a fine contemporary release a bit comparable to Jimmy Agren but straighter.

“There's something fun and catchy about Michael Messer's eclectic album, King Guitar. Although the guitar featured on the cover is a vintage acoustic model, the music runs the gauntlet between down-and-dirty electric blues and....

“This is a carefully compiled anthology of Ewan MacColl's ballad recordings for the British Topic label. That almost says it all. If you're a fan of traditional Anglo-Scottish ballad singing, MacColl's usually a capella renditions are introspective and very moving. The notes are excellent; the re-mastering is very good. Highly recommended.”

“The classic ballads were conceived on an epic scale and they deal in subjects as large and dramatic as themselves. They are mired in gore or tenderly...

“This is an anthology of folk songs produced by Topic Records containing recordings of traditional singers and musicians from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
The traditional singers and musicians were celebrities within their own community but the majority were unknown to the world at large until the 1950s and 60s when collectors arrived with portable tape recorders. A few of them recorded enough material for an entire album, [but] most are only known for a couple of songs.
In a few...

“This is an anthology of folk songs produced by Topic Records containing recordings of traditional singers and musicians from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
The traditional singers and musicians were celebrities within their own community but the majority were unknown to the world at large until the 1950s and 60s when collectors arrived with portable tape recorders. A few of them recorded enough material for an entire album, [but] most are only known for a couple of songs.
In a few...

“This is an anthology of folk songs produced by Topic Records containing recordings of traditional singers and musicians from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
The traditional singers and musicians were celebrities within their own community but the majority were unknown to the world at large until the 1950s and 60s when collectors arrived with portable tape recorders. A few of them recorded enough material for an entire album, [but] most are only known for a couple of songs...

“I’m A Romany Rai is selected and presented by Shirley Collins from classic field recordings made in the 1950s by Peter Kennedy.
Amongst the 59 historic recordings on these two discs are powerful recordings of many of the finest Southern English Gypsy traditional singers including Tom Willett, Phoebe Smith, Charlie Scamp, Sheila Smith and Rebecca Penfold. The second CD is entirely devoted to recordings of Carolyne Hughes and her family.

CD1: I Were Borned in an Old Gypsy Wagon
1. Phoebe..

“This is an anthology of folk songs produced by Topic Records containing recordings of traditional singers and musicians from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
The traditional singers and musicians were celebrities within their own community but the majority were unknown to the world at large until the 1950s and 60s when collectors arrived with portable tape recorders. A few of them recorded enough material for an entire album, [but] most are only known for a couple of songs.
In a few...

“This is an anthology of folk songs produced by Topic Records containing recordings of traditional singers and musicians from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
The traditional singers and musicians were celebrities within their own community but the majority were unknown to the world at large until the 1950s and 60s when collectors arrived with portable tape recorders. A few of them recorded enough material for an entire album, [but] most are only known for a couple of songs.
In a few...

“A three CD collection of Traditional songs, airs and dance music in Ulster, drawn from the recordings made by Peter Kennedy and Sean O’Boyle during 1952 and 1953.
Traditional music-making in Ireland in 1952 was flourishing well enough in its own social settings, but it was largely hidden from the view of mainstream society. Certainly, radio and the record industry on both sides of the border scarcely knew of its existence. So it is quite remarkable that Peter Kennedy from London and Sean O’Boyle...

“This is an anthology of folk songs produced by Topic Records containing recordings of traditional singers and musicians from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
The traditional singers and musicians were celebrities within their own community but the majority were unknown to the world at large until the 1950s and 60s when collectors arrived with portable tape recorders. A few of them recorded enough material for an entire album, [but] most are only known for a couple of songs.
In a few cases.

A three CD collection of Ballads sung by British and Irish Traditional Singers.

“This is an anthology of folk songs produced by Topic Records containing recordings of traditional singers and musicians from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
The traditional singers and musicians were celebrities within their own community but the majority were unknown to the world at large until the 1950s and 60s when collectors arrived with portable tape recorders. A few of them recorded enough material...

“This is an anthology of folk songs produced by Topic Records containing recordings of traditional singers and musicians from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
The traditional singers and musicians were celebrities within their own community but the majority were unknown to the world at large until the 1950s and 60s when collectors arrived with portable tape recorders. A few of them recorded enough material for an entire album, [but] most are only known for a couple of songs...

“This is an anthology of folk songs produced by Topic Records containing recordings of traditional singers and musicians from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
The traditional singers and musicians were celebrities within their own community but the majority were unknown to the world at large until the 1950s and 60s when collectors arrived with portable tape recorders. A few of them recorded enough material for an entire album, [but] most are only known for a couple of songs.
This collection

“This is an anthology of folk songs produced by Topic Records containing recordings of traditional singers and musicians from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
The traditional singers and musicians were celebrities within their own community but the majority were unknown to the world at large until the 1950s and 60s when collectors arrived with portable tape recorders. A few of them recorded enough material for an entire album, [but] most are only known for a couple of songs.
In a few...

“This is an anthology of folk songs produced by Topic Records containing recordings of traditional singers and musicians from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
The traditional singers and musicians were celebrities within their own community but the majority were unknown to the world at large until the 1950s and 60s when collectors arrived with portable tape recorders. A few of them recorded enough material for an entire album, [but] most are only known for a couple of songs.
In a few cases.