New Arrivals

New Arrivals
Clearly autographed in GOLD ink on the front by both Peter and Andy!

A collaboration between Blegvad (singer/songwriter with a number of fine albums to his credit as well as some avant-garde leanings, having been a member of Faust, Henry Cow and Slapp Happy) and (Mr.) Andy Partridge (leader/principal songwriter of XTC, one of the great pop bands of the last 2 decades).

"There seem to be some several things missing from music these days, one of which must surely be imagination...

Third excellent studio release by this outrageous and surprising outfit. I hear significantly less metal (although it's still there, of course) this time around, which is a bit surprising and more 'out rock' parts. Pretty damn brilliant. Recommended.

"Rock-against-Rock pioneers Sleepytime Gorilla Museum celebrate the extremes of sonic debilitation, with this muffled cry into the dark night of the soul. Triumphantly smothered within the intricate stylings of musical evolution, the expansive...

I'm leaving my original, 2001 'somewhat baffled' comments below because (1) in my defense, I did mostly 'get it' and (2) because they are a little funny....

This California band has been getting a lot of ink & attention recently, & it's no surprise why, as this is an intriguing and classy release, from the music all the way to the packaging. I hear a sorta strange hybrid of metal & RIO attention to detail & complexity (I think the Art Bears are a definite, audible influence).
The...

Great price on this title, which is a rare BBC live recording from later 1977, when the band were at the pinnacle of their mid-70s progressive rock sound that was still informed by the British folk of their original roots. Live in America? No. Really good? Yes! There are also two bonus tracks that feature member/former members Rick Wakeman and Tony Fernandez - these are not live in America either...

Colin Marston: Warr guitar
Mike Lerner: guitar guitar
Jason Bauers: percussion

So, look. This thing is amazing. BTA have always been amazing, but in the past, they’ve been recognizably ‘metal’. Now? Well, the guitars are heavy as always, of course and they move at the speed of light, but latest drummer Jason Bauers has brought his experience as a classical percussionist to the fore here and this is like the unlikely, unwanted, and completely insane meeting of thorny, ‘modern contemporary.

"The tracks on this release come from two BBC radio sessions, the first on 21st September 1971 and the last on 7th February 1973 and include a 15 minute version of "Slark". Included on this CD is "The Lyder Loo" which is much sought after by Stackridge fans as it is the only recording of this track.”

 “It comes as no surprise to discover that Stackridge were a favorite of BBC DJ John Peel. Irreverent and light-hearted, but capable of unleashing some cripplingly powerful emotions, the band made...

$3.00 off the usual price for the first 30 days!

As usual, this is an excellent, indefinable release which sounds very modern yet is still very ‘band oriented’, something which is no longer considered a modern concept. Sadly. Great melodies, as always!
Personally highly recommended.

“Jaga Jazzist return with their new album where the legendary Norwegian eight-piece takes a deep dive into post-rock, jazz and psychedelia influences. It’s their first album since 2015’s.....

Edward "Kidd" Jordan - Tenor Saxophone
Joel Futterman - Piano
William Parker - Contrabass
Hamid Drake - Drums & Percussion

“When drummer, educator and historian Alvin Fielder passed away at the end of 2018, the world lost a musician as unassuming as his knowledge was inclusive. On June 12, 2019, Joel Futterman and Kidd Jordan, Fielder’s long-time musical associates, were joined by bassist William Parker and drummer Hamid Drake as the Vision Festival paid tribute to the master...

“When Shirley Collins first returned from nearly 40 years of obscurity, she came carrying darkness. For two decades, from the late ’50s until the end of the ’70s, Collins was a star of the resurgent British folk scene, her voice as soft and strong as a single ray of sunshine cutting through dense fog. She was adventurous, collaborative, and scholarly, having accompanied former partner Alan Lomax on foundational field-recording treks through the American South and returned to become one of England’s most...

"If your only interest in Lothar And The Hand People lies in the outré use of Theremin and early Moog synthesisers on their two LPs, you may move on. This is an early days document – a live recording in which they have a quite competent and listenable rip through several of the garage-band classics of the day, sounding quite like all the Chocolate Watch Bands and Shadows of Knightses who took their cues more from the Stones than from The Beatles. The Theremin would come later. But this is much more than...

“Instrumental music to sink in...”

When this was originally released in the 90s, it was a revelation and now it is issued on vinyl for the very first time.
Fantastic, keyboard-dominated album from Sweden. You will swear that you are listening to outtakes from Bo Hansson's Lord Of The Rings. Really! It's genuinely that good!

“The first solo-venture of sonic-wizard Björn Olsson, composer, producer and former guitarist / founder of The Soundtrack Of Our Lives and Union Carbide...

Ivo Perelman - Saxophone
Matthew Shipp - Piano

“One of the longest standing improvisational duos in music return to shake things up with a new approach to free improvisation. Short, beautiful, lyrical music made possible by a decades-long musical partnership.”

“From the opening riff of "Fresh Garbage," with its jazzy electric piano and fuzzy rock guitar, Spirit set out to carve a unique, eclectic niche in the music world of the late '60s. Though the band achieved only limited commercial success, the music they produced from 1968-1972 still sounds fresh decades later.
Time Circle collects the bulk of their recorded output during this five-year period. The 41 tracks assembled here include nine from the group's eponymous debut, seven from the follow-up The...

"On January 26th, 2004, in a simultaneous live satellite transmission from a studio in Los Angeles, across multiple time zones, to cinemas throughout the U.S., a 75 minute version of the film Yesspeak was premiered. Following this broadcast, the fans in the cinemas were treated to an exclusive, one time only (editor's bullshit detector note: not really - because here it is!) live performance from Yes...performed live and unplugged. This is the recording of that digital transmission. (in....

This is how a real artist goes out. Salut, David.

"The album features musical assistance from Tim Lefebvre, Mark Guiliana, Donny McCaslin, Ben Monder, Jason Lindner, James Murphy and longtime producer Tony Visconti."

Kyoko Kitamura – voice
Michael Mayo – voice, looper
Raquel Acevedo Klein – voice
Steven Hrycelak – vocal bass
Kari Francis – vocal percussion
Cory Smythe – piano, electronics

“Several years ago, I made a resolution: If I had the opportunity to hear Cory Smythe play piano, I would make it happen.
This turned out to be something of a commitment. For over a decade, Mr. Smythe has been one of the busiest players on the new-music and avant-jazz scenes. He has been part of t

Disc One: live FIMAV 5/2019
Disc Two: live at the Western Front 5/1989

“That distinguished history at once evaporates into and illuminates the inspiring presence of these two Phillips performances, another leap in time, linking the 1989 concert Camou¬age, a then state-of-the-art account of bass possibilities, to Ahoy! a voyager’s greeting shouted across time. It documents Phillips’ appearance on the stage of Victoriaville’s Colisée in May 2019, a slight and almost spectral presence standing...

“A reissue of Phill Niblock's G2,44+/X2, originally released in 2002. Matte laminate embossed sleeve; includes insert card and 24-page book with liner notes from Bill Meyer, interview, and photos. Design by Traianos Pakioufakis.
In 2001, Phill Niblock wrote, 'You should play the music very loud. If the neighbors don't complain, it's probably not loud enough.' In 2019, Niblock can no longer host his annual six hour-long solstice concert at the Experimental lntermedia loft; not only did the neighbors...

“A reissue with unreleased tracks of Telaio Magnetico's Live 75, taken from the only tour of this super group in 1975. The band was composed of Franco Battiato, Lino Capra Vaccina, Juri Camisasca, Mino Di Martino, Roberto Mazza, and Terra Di Benedetto.
In the mid 1970s the Italian underground scene seemed to mature towards an existential priority of yearning for a new psychological universe, with the firm idea to colonize the uncharted space of a necessary and infinite path of spiritual redemption...

“The official reissue of Motohiko Hamase's remarkable ambient/environmental/minimalism project #Notes of Forestry, available for the first time since its original release in 1988. The album is sourced from original masters.
One of the most fascinating and peculiar works from the golden era of Japanese ambient, #Notes of Forestry was initially released in 1988 by Newsic, the cult label started by Tokyo's Wacoal Art Center (also known as Spiral), home, notably, of Yoshio Ojima who co-produced...

Annette Peacock - electric bass, synthesizer, electric piano
Paul Bley - electric piano, synthesizer
Han Bennink - percussion

"Recorded Live March 26th, 1971 at Club B14 in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Improvisie is a part of the 1971 trilogy of Paul Bley and Annette Peacock's combined experimental recorded work.
Improvisie is taken from a compelling period for three iconic figures of the free jazz movement, and their pioneering use of the first-ever Moog synthesizers...

Carla Bley - piano, organ
Mike Mantler - trumpet
Gary Windo - sax
Alan Braufman - sax
John Clark - French horn
George Lewis - trombone
Bob Stewart - tuba
Blue Gene Tyranny - keyboards
Patty Price - bass
Phillip Wilson - drums

A great show by a slightly unusual version of Carla's band (George Lewis? Phillip Wilson?), recorded shortly before she started adding overtly comedic songs to the set. This is simply all great charts wonderfully played and in quite

Paul Bley - piano
Mark Levinson - bass
Barry Altschul - drums

"Live from Lila Eule, Bremen, Germany on September 27th, 1966.
The young Paul Bley earned his spurs playing with legends including Charles Mingus, Art Blakey, Chet Baker, Jimmy Giuffre, Ornette Coleman, and Bill Evans. As the 1960s progressed, he increasingly embraced the avant-garde, with arguably his greatest successes coming in the piano trio format.
Originally broadcast on Nordewestradio in the autumn of 1966..

Paul Bley - piano
Mark Levinson - bass
Barry Altschul - drums

Superb quality radio broadcast of this great trio at a peak. Much better sound than their contemporaneous studio album, Closer!

"Paul Bley Trio, live at the International Jazz Festival, Lugano, Switzerland August 31st, 1966. The young Paul Bley earned his spurs playing with legends including Charles Mingus, Art Blakey, Chet Baker, Jimmy Giuffre, Ornette Coleman, and Bill Evans. As the 1960s progressed, he increasingly.

"As lead guitarist for late '60s US psychedelic visionaries Spirit, Randy California needs no introduction to serious rock fans. This tremendous live set was recorded for the LA radio station KPFK in September 1972 -- the same month his wild solo debut, Kapt. Kopter and The (Fabulous) Twirly Birds, appeared -- and also features Larry "Fuzzy" Knight on bass and Spirit's legendary Ed Cassidy on drums. It captures them in blistering form on several cuts from that album, and features rare and wild....

“Crossfade Estate was a special, distinct project. It was made in November 2005. Recorded in 10 hours. Edited, mixed and collaged over 18 months. It was a development of Charles Hayward's long term relationship with The Albany in Deptford, London. They asked him to push their recently installed digital recording suite and see what he could make.
The approach was a step further from the series Accidents+Emergencies which Hayward had curated in the late 1990's. It was a pulling together of different...

“Pascal Comelade was born in Montpellier, France. After living in Barcelona for several years, he made his first album, under the name of Fluence, influenced by electronic music and by the group Heldon.
Since 1980 Comelade releases music under his own name. Ever since, his music has become more acoustic and is often characterised by the sounds of toy instruments, used as solo-instruments or as an integral part of the sound of his group, the Bel Canto Orchestra.
Marc Hurtado is one half of the..

A ‘downtown sound’ / Knitting Factory / SST lost classic that has never been out on CD before!

“Semantics was a jazz supergroup consisting of Elliott Sharp, Ned Rothenberg and Samm Bennett.
Elliott Sharp, born in Ohio in 1951, began playing the piano at the age of six and started to perform concerts two years later. He soon gave up the piano, first in favour of the clarinet and later for the guitar. Sharp became intrigued with all types of experimental music, from contemporary classical to...

“The show on this album was performed in Olomouc, Czech Republic, at the Moravian Theatre, in the year 2010. The Ceasar gallery organized a retrospective exhibition called "The Residents Residence" in Olomouc. The exhibition contained art, constumes, masks and other artefacts of The Residents and Už Jsme Doma were asked if they could create their own versions of The Residents' songs, and play them to support the exhibition.
As Randy, the Residents' singer, was invited for the opening and was staying..

“The Eyeful series of online releases was active from 25th August 2011 to 26h August 2012. It was called "a Bog benefit", with the Bog being The Residents' blog and chat group. Each download cost 79c when originally issued. So far, this series has never been collected and released on a CD. Now, for the first time ever, we present you The Residents' Eyeful as an album. Liner notes by Brian Poole of Renaldo & The Loaf.”

note: ALL copies we received has top seam splits. It isn't too bad and the price reflects that ugly truth

"Gösta Berlings Saga from Stockholm, Sweden return with their sixth studio album. “Konkret Musik” contains 12 explosive tracks filled with experimental instrumental rock, showcasing a truly unique mix of progressive rock, synth minimalism and otherworldly melodies. Dystopian yet hopeful, maximal yet minimal: “Konkret Musik” will not leave anyone unaffected.”

"Gösta Berlings Saga from Stockholm, Sweden return with their sixth studio album. “Konkret Musik” contains 12 explosive tracks filled with experimental instrumental rock, showcasing a truly unique mix of progressive rock, synth minimalism and otherworldly melodies. Dystopian yet hopeful, maximal yet minimal: “Konkret Musik” will not leave anyone unaffected.”

In a sad coincidence, this was released the same month that Judy died.

“The original female voice of Fairport Convention and subsequently part of Giles, Giles and Fripp and Trader Horne, Dyble retired from the music business in 1973. However, following a handful of live festival appearances, she returned to recording with a double A-side single in March 2008, followed by her solo debut album, Talking With Strangers, in August 2009. Featuring, among others Robert Fripp, Ian McDonald, Julianne...

“Apostle are a quintet of seasoned musicians from Yorkshire (UK), who have – collectively and individually – shared a stage with Budgie, Kaiser Chiefs, Magnum, Gary Moore and Martin Barre among many others!
Taking their influences from bands dating from the 70’s to present day (Led Zeppelin, Marillion, Rival Sons, Deep Purple,Pink Floyd etc…), the band truly have a unique sound, mixing great rock riffs and melodies with a twist of prog!
The band originally formed as The Apostles of Chaos, but...

Francesco Venti: lead guitar, keyboards
Sergio Manfredi: vocal, lyrics
Alessio Basile: drums
Salvo Di Mauro: guitar
Sebastiano Pisasale: bass
Gionata Colaprisca: percussion on track 1
Andrea Quarolli: bass on track 3
Saro Figurra: drums on tracks 1, 8
Alessio Bannò: hammond organ on track 2

“A five piece band from Sicily carrying on the legacy of classic-era Pink Floyd – progressive rock, psychedelic rock, space rock – songs that are dream-like and wrapped in

“‘Echo Rain’ is side project of UK progressive rock musician Lee Abraham, known for both his critically acclaimed solo album and as guitarist with UK prog veterans, Galahad.
Echo Rain focuses on shorter guitar instrumental rock songs. 'Western Skies' combines powerful rock riffs and soaring leads but with melodic chord structures and choruses.”

“A newly re-mastered and expanded edition of the classic “lost” Strawbs album HEARTBREAK HILL.
Recorded in 1978 at Ringo Starr’s Startling Studios, the album was recorded at a time of change for the band. Seeking to rethink their approach (following the release of the album Deadlines), the sessions would feature a line-up of Dave Cousins (vocals, guitar), Chas Cronk (bass,vocals), Andy Richards (keyboards), Tony Fernandez (drums) and Jo Partridge (guitars, mandolin, vocals).
Recording sessions...

“The official reissue of Motohiko Hamase's extremely rare live album Anecdote, recorded in 1987. Anecdote was recorded live June 12th, 1987 at Spiral Garden (Wacoal Art Center) in Aoyama (Tokyo) as part of the Eat Newsic Concert No.3. Motohiko Hamase on electric fretless bass, synthesizers, and computer programming, is accompanied by frequent collaborators Toshio Kaji on acoustic piano and synthesizers, and Yasunori Yamaguchi (of #Notes of Forestry fame) on acoustic percussions.
The three-man band....

“The official reissue of Motohiko Hamase's extremely rare live album Anecdote, recorded in 1987. Anecdote was recorded live June 12th, 1987 at Spiral Garden (Wacoal Art Center) in Aoyama (Tokyo) as part of the Eat Newsic Concert No.3. Motohiko Hamase on electric fretless bass, synthesizers, and computer programming, is accompanied by frequent collaborators Toshio Kaji on acoustic piano and synthesizers, and Yasunori Yamaguchi (of #Notes of Forestry fame) on acoustic percussions.
The three-man band....

“The official reissue of Motohiko Hamase's astounding ambient house album Technodrome, originally released in 1993. Inspired by John Cage, Jon Hassel, Brian Eno, and the emergence of house and techno music, Technodrome is jazz bassist turned electronic experimentalist Motohiko Hamase's foray into what he calls ambient house or, as he explains, "using the gritty sensation inherent to the core of house music" to create an ambient record "aiming to express inverted images, optical illusions, and the sense...

“The official reissue of Motohiko Hamase's astounding ambient house album Technodrome, originally released in 1993. Inspired by John Cage, Jon Hassel, Brian Eno, and the emergence of house and techno music, Technodrome is jazz bassist turned electronic experimentalist Motohiko Hamase's foray into what he calls ambient house or, as he explains, "using the gritty sensation inherent to the core of house music" to create an ambient record "aiming to express inverted images, optical illusions, and the sense...

“The official reissue of Motohiko Hamase's remarkable ambient/environmental/minimalism project #Notes of Forestry, available for the first time since its original release in 1988. The album is sourced from original masters.
One of the most fascinating and peculiar works from the golden era of Japanese ambient, #Notes of Forestry was initially released in 1988 by Newsic, the cult label started by Tokyo's Wacoal Art Center (also known as Spiral), home, notably, of Yoshio Ojima who co-produced...

Akira Sakata - sax, clarinet, voice
Jim O'Rourke - double bass
Giovanni Di Domenico - piano, Hohner pianet
Tatsuhisa Yamamoto – drums

“Jim O'Rourke (of Gastr del Sol and Sonic Youth fame) plays a lot with Japanese free jazz legend Akira Sakata in various formations. Together with Italian composer and pianist Giovanni di Domenico and the drummer Tatsuhisa Yamamoto they form this powerful band. Their second release combines contemporary avantgarde and free jazz in a beautiful way.”

Third from this perennially popular Swedish band has them moving further away from a strictly ''progressive rock'' sound into a sound that combines a dark, cyclically mesmerizing hard rock sound with their progressive rock roots. Some fans may not like it as much as the earlier stuff, but I think it's their most original release yet & a real good one!

Recorded live in London; excellent to very good sound!

Tracks 1 - 5: The Joe Harriott Quintet - Recorded 4th September 1968.
Tracks 6 - 7: The Harry South Big Band featuring Joe Harriott - Recorded 23rd July 1969.

Tracks 1 - 5:
Joe Harriott - Alto Sax
Kenny Wheeler - Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Pat Smythe - Piano
Ron Mathewson - Bass
Bill Eyden - Drums
From the Ron Mathewson tape archive

Tracks 6 - 7:
Joe Harriott - Alto Sax
Harry South - Condu

Tubby Hayes - Tenor Sax & Flute
Mike Pyne - Piano
Ron Mathewson - Bass
Tony Levin - Drums

“Recorded at Ronnie Scott’s club in October 1972, this previously unissued live recording features one of the final appearances by the ‘classic’ Tubby Hayes Quartet featuring pianist Mick Pyne, bassist Ron Mathewson (who made the original recording) and drummer Tony Levin, the line-up that had earlier created the landmark LP ‘Mexican Green’.
Taken from original tape sources and lovingly...

Amund Storløkken Åse – vibraphone
Nicolas Leirtrø - baritone guitar
Øyvind Leite – drums

“Taking their name from a Thelonious Monk quote, I Like To Sleep are three young Norwegian musicians, all 22 years old. Nicolas Leirtrø and Øyvind Leite first met in high school in Trondheim before they joined up with Amund in a youth big band.
It soon became apparent that they shared the same musical background centered around '70s progressive rock, classical music, jazz, and improvisation...

Amund Storløkken Åse – vibraphone
Nicolas Leirtrø - baritone guitar
Øyvind Leite – drums

“Taking their name from a Thelonious Monk quote, I Like To Sleep are three young Norwegian musicians, all 22 years old. Nicolas Leirtrø and Øyvind Leite first met in high school in Trondheim before they joined up with Amund in a youth big band.
It soon became apparent that they shared the same musical background centered around '70s progressive rock, classical music, jazz, and improvisation...

Håvard Nordberg Funderud – guitar
Lauritz Lyster Skeidsvoll – saxophone
Karl Erik Horndalsveen - double bass
Martin Heggli Mellem - drums

“Master Oogway are four young musicians aged between 23 and 26. They met at the Norwegian Academy of Music in 2015 with a common desire to play vibrant, improvised music with strong themes and room for spontaneity at a high energy level. Like many players on the young, Norwegian progressive jazz scene their instrumental skills are already highly...

Håvard Nordberg Funderud – guitar
Lauritz Lyster Skeidsvoll – saxophone
Karl Erik Horndalsveen - double bass
Martin Heggli Mellem - drums

“Master Oogway are four young musicians aged between 23 and 26. They met at the Norwegian Academy of Music in 2015 with a common desire to play vibrant, improvised music with strong themes and room for spontaneity at a high energy level. Like many players on the young, Norwegian progressive jazz scene their instrumental skills are already highly...