New Arrivals

New Arrivals
"The album has been unavailable for over 20 years and was described by BILL NELSON as "A fragment from my home studio sketchbook. A collection of previously unreleased songs which have been preserved in their original raw state. The rule was to use only first takes and to move from the initial idea to final mix in as short a time as possible. Although the recordings were made with the use of limited technology, I hope that the result captures something of the charm and innocence of spontaneous improvised...

"Digitally remastered edition of the album Optimism by the veteran British musician. The album was issued in 1988 credited to Orchestra Arcana, due to the contractual situation Bill found himself in with CBS Records. The music within comprises recordings made at Bill's Echo Observatory home studio in 1984 and 1985.
Bill Nelson reflected on the album thus; 'Whilst these recordings are lo-fi in nature, I have always been fond of them. These recordings serve as a reminder that expensive technology...

Second Deuter release and his last that wasn't in the new age/proto-new age vein. D is the monster, but this is still really good.

"AUM contrasted somewhat, in that much of the rock aspect was dropped, in favour of atmosphere, being a more mysterious collage of shorter pieces, with lots of percussion, sound effects and echo-guitar. Sometimes akin to Achim Reichel, it had a magical quality, balancing melodic and more experimental musics." - Crack In The Cosmic Egg

Gordon Beck - piano
Jeff Clyne - bass
Tony Oxley - drums

A great album, rescued from the mists of time almost 50 years later! First-ever reissue!

"Pianist / composer Gordon Beck, one of the true forefathers of modern British and European Jazz, has been a source of inspiration and musical joy to Jazz connoisseurs since the 1960s. His formidable technique and more importantly overwhelming musicality are completely unique and unrivaled. This, his 4th recording as a leader, deserves a.

With Jon Hiseman, Chris Farlowe, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Clem Clempson, Dave Greenslade and Mark Clarke.

"In spite of Jon Hiseman's reluctance to reform Colosseum, in the early nineties, the spate of band reissues generated new interest in the band. Whilst on tour in Germany, Hiseman was encouraged to rethink, & a debut reunion concert was arranged in October, 1994."

"Turtle Records is proud to present these excellent performances, now transferred and collated, which capture the group playing a variety of some well-known compositions plus a large number of Gordon Beck originals, which are surely a must for any serious modern jazz fan.
They chronicle a peak period of creativity and performance by Gordon involving key lineups of his groups with musicians including a who's who of British Jazz: Jeff Clyne, Johnny Butts, Ron Mathewson, John McLaughlin, Tony Oxley...

"A 4CD clamshell boxed set anthology by legendary guitarist, composer and instrumentalist ANTHONY PHILLIPS. Anthony was a founding member of Genesis alongside Peter Gabriel, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks with whom he recorded the albums “From Genesis To Revelation” and “Trespass”. After leaving the group in 1970, Anthony studied orchestration and harmony externally at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. After passing his LGSM exams, he taught music at Reeds School and Peper Harrow whilst...

"A newly re-mastered edition of the classic 1977 album by COLOSSEUM II “War Dance”.
The album was the final record release by the band. Orginally formed in 1975 by virtuoso drummer JON HISEMAN, Colosseum II also featured legendary guitarist GARY MOORE, keyboard player DON AIREY and, in its first incarnation, MIKE STARRS (vocals) and NEIL MURRAY (bass).
Following the release of the album “Strange New Flesh”, Starrs and Murray departed and bass guitarist JOHN MOLE joined the fold, with Gary Moore...

"A new re-mastered and expanded edition of the legendary album Black Flower, recorded by the UK band Nirvana in 1969.
Black Flower was the final album under the Nirvana name to feature the duo of Patrick Campbell Lyons and Alex Spyropoulos, who had recorded two classic albums for Island Records in 1967 and 1968 (The Story of Simon Simopath and All of Us). Black Flower was begun with the intention of being Nirvana’s third album release for Island, but Island founder Chris Blackwell declined to release..

"David Cross was a member of King Crimson during the 1970s and David Jackson was a member of Van der Graaf Generator. This new studio album also features Mick Paul on bass, Craig Blundell on drums and was produced by Jake Jackson. The 12 new tracks on this album showcase the talents of Cross & Jackson and will appeal to the fanbases of both artists and the bands they have been in. It's an innovative meeting of minds."

"So, what have we here?
David Cross from the King Crimson of "Larks Tongues.

This album has an interesting history and is sort of the band's 1st and 2nd album simultaneously.

Trauma was originally recorded and released in 1970, but the band was unhappy with the work and soon after re-worked and re-recorded the album...

One of the progressive hard rock classics of the early 70s German scene, this was the 2nd and final release by this German band, originally released on Brain in 1972. Reissued over 15 years ago for the 1st time, that reissue has been out of print for...

This was the very first album by Howard Riley and it also represents the first commercially released recording of both Barry Guy and Howard (also appearing is the original drummer of the trio, Jon Hiseman, who left before further recordings by the group).
Very interesting to hear this avant group tackle and disect standards like "Nardis", "What's New" and "Sweet and Lovely"! Recorded 12/29/67, and as a bonus, it includes previously unheard recordings of Howard, Malcolm Kaye (bass) and Ray Binns...

"Digitally remastered edition of this 1972 album packaged in a digipak complete with a 4-page booklet plus four bonus demo tracks, celebrating 50 years since the release of Family's debut studio album. Growing out of the R&B boom of the early '60s, Family's sound evolved into a unique mix of blues, folk, jazz, psychedelia and high energy rock 'n' roll built around the distinctive vocals of frontman Roger Chapman, Charlie Whitney's innovative guitar playing, and Rob Townsend's thunderous drumming....

"Nothing as beautiful as following the course of an interesting, young musician, especially if he has planned not to sit with the suits. Tenor James Brandon Lewis made a furore with his trio in 2017.
On "Radiant Imprints" he is heard with master drummer Chad Edward Taylor. The result is free and soulful, and sometimes surprisingly catchy.
Radiant Imprints is a strong, soulful statement by musicians who possess baggage and technology, but also instinct, emotion and character. And with that you not.

Paolo Ricca : Fender Rhodes piano
Diego Mascherpa : clarinet
Andrea Manzo : bass
Maurizio Plancher : drums
with
John Etheridge : guitar

This will bring a smile to the face of anyone who enjoyed Perigeo, Bella Band, and other classic era Italian jazz/rock bands.

"The Paolo Ricca Group is the band formed by the pianist, keyboardist and composer Paolo Ricca in 2006. The new cd "Mumble", came out in 2018 and sees beyond the consolidated basic training (which include

"'Live Anthology', the tenth album of the Malibran, is a collection of live pieces recorded between 1994 and 2001 in the "classic" six-element formation, which has been publishing work since 1990. In particular, the second album, entitled 'The Doors of Silence', was voted one of the best 10 albums of Italian Progressive Rock of the 90s. And the homonymous suite, placed at the close of this 'Live Anthology', is now published for the first time ever in a live version of it.
With this line up the....

"La Dottrina degli Opposti is a creative project by the Genoese musician Andrea Lotti, composer and author of the pieces, as well as the founder of the La Coscienza di Zeno group.
The ensemble formed for the realization of the project sees the participation of more than thirty elements, including members from different progressive formations already established in the sector, such as La Conscienza di Zeno and the Tempio delle Clessidre, and the orchestra of the G.F. Ghedini from Cuneo.
Most of...

Dario D'Alessandro / guitar (R), voice, keyboards, bass (5)
Davide Di Giovanni / piano, organ, synth, acoustic guitar (9)
Daniele Di Giovanni / drums, percussions
Mauro Turdo / guitar (L)
Daniele Crisci / bass
With:
Dave Newhouse (The Muffins, Rascal Reporters) / saxophones, clarinets, flute (1,2,5,9,12)
Luciano Margorani (LA1919, NichelOdeon) / guitar (5,10)
Tommaso Leddi (Stormy Six) / mandolin (5), trombone (10)
Rocco Lomonaco (Breznev Fun Club) / winds...

This double DVD set contains a full 3 hours 15 minutes of live music; the highlights of a truly memorable edition of the Veruno Prog Fest of 2017.
The bands include Mad Fellaz (13'), Comedy Of Errors (20'), Theo Travis (5'), Tangekanic (The Tangent + Karmakanic) (33'), Deafening Opera (4'), Karfagen & Sunchild (19'), Discipline (26'), Glass Hammer (11'), Ingranagi Della Valle (8') Sophya Baccini's Aradia with Christian Descamps (16'), Frost* (29'), Procol Harum (12').

"Recorded in sound demonstration quality this is the documentary of Greg Lake’s last tour, recorded on November 28, 2012 in a sold out Teatro Municipale in Piacenza. It was a very special, magical evening, as Greg remembered in his outstanding autobiography, Lucky Man. The concert was a triumph and eventually on January 9, 2016 the trustees of Conservatorio Nicolini of Piacenza gave Greg Lake the first honorary degree ever given by a Conservatorio.
This is a wonderful record, bringing the “Songs...

Not just released, but SPITEFULLY released!

"A collection of Cardiacs’ earliest works recorded between the years 1977-1979. Spitefully compiled and released on the black market without the band’s knowledge by an embittered associate for personal gain. Now Archive Cardiacs gets the digipac works done on it to reflect it's incredible contents. Simply a ‘must have’ for the collector of toneless drivel."

Not just released, but SPITEFULLY released!

"A collection of Cardiacs’ earliest works recorded between the years 1977-1979. Spitefully compiled and released on the black market without the band’s knowledge by an embittered associate for personal gain. Now Archive Cardiacs gets the digipac works done on it to reflect it's incredible contents. Simply a ‘must have’ for the collector of toneless drivel."

The relationship of this, Kavus' solo debut, to Knifeworld is not dis-similar to Chameleon In The Shadow Of The Night's relationship to Pawn Hearts. One would not exist in the same way without the other, it is similar in a lot of ways, but very different as well.

"Solar Divination is the debut EP from Knifeworld/ Gong frontman Kavus Torabi. Written, performed and produced by Torabi 'Solar Divination' is as profoundly psychedelic as you would expect.
Three otherworldly, spellbinding and...

Very rare, electronic music, originally available only on cassette, from a very unlikely musician to be working in this vein. If you heard this with no further information, you would assume it's from the late 70s or early 80s and was released on Sky Records back then and was possibly even the work of one of the Cluster guys!....

"Dennis Young is best known as the percussionist of the New York band Liquid Liquid, which is known for their piece "Cavern" from 1983, which in turn became very well....

"Fully remastered from the original master tapes."

The great third album (of 3 great ones and then a number of not so great ones) by this Swiss band who operated in Germany and are thought of as being a 'krautrock' band and who actually were in terms of the music and the spirit, if not actually of German nationality. A classic of spacey, trippy, early 70s Krautrock soundz.

"Brainticket were among the important pioneers of early psychedelic and spaced out cosmic releases "Cottonwoodhill,...

"Crying Bamboos is a translation of the pidgin description of the sound of sacred flutes: "Mambu i cry, i cry, i cry".
Sacred flutes are blown to make the cries of spirits by adult men in the Madang region of Papua New Guinea. Pairs of long bamboo male and female flutes are played for ceremonies in the coastal villages near the Ramu River. There are seven male initiation flute cries from Bosmun, four flute cries from Bak: Borai with occasional single garamut percussion and two flute cries from Kaean..

"Andy Sheppard on the recording: "I knew from the first time I heard the trio play that I would fit right in. I loved the melodic sense and vibe and was thrilled when I was invited to guest with the trio in London in 2016. Since then we've had a chance to grow the music with tours in Korea and Norway, before Espen wrote a set of fantastic tunes for the recording session in Oslo. They played themselves and we had a ball recording, everything clicked and in two days we had made a very special album."...

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..

"On Sunday, February 21st, 1971, a benefit was held in New York's Carnegie Hall for Swami Satchidanda's Integral Yoga Institute, featuring Laura Nyro, the New Rascals, and Alice Coltrane's All-Stars.
The latter band was a remarkable coming-together of talent, with Lady Trane joined by legends such as Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp, and Jimmy Garrison on stupendous form (with a little assistance from members of the Yoga Institute). The astounding performance of John Coltrane's "Africa" on this set...

“ESP is a light disguise for Tony Lowe and Mark Brzezicki, and while the latter may be more familiar from Big Country, Lowe enjoys credentials as guitarist / producer for names such as Roger Daltrey, Julian Lennon and David Cross. From the first moments of ‘Overture’ it’s apparent we’re dealing with quality, with punchy drums, the strains of analogue synths...and guitar interwoven in a bold, expansive statement of intent... As a new force on the symphonic prog block, ‘Invisible Din’ is as good an opening...

"Although listeners often think of Jaco Pastorius' first solo album as 1976's Jaco on Epic, producer/keyboardist Paul Bley actually gave Pastorius his first official chance at professional recording two years earlier. This spontaneous set is also significant for being among guitarist Pat Metheny's first recordings; completing the quartet are Bley on electric piano and drummer Bruce Ditmas.
The music consists of three songs by Bley, five from Carla Bley, and "Blood" by Annette Peacock. Pastorius...

Ulrich Schnauss is a current member of Tangerine Dream and this 2013 release is a vinyl only release and while they last, this is an amazing deal!

"Ulrich Schnauss' new album has a rather uncertain start which turns strangely beautiful and ethereal. This contrasts with "Broken Homes" which seems to have discordant vocals, buzzing and scary voices at the end.
Fortunately "Like a Ghost in Your Own Life" brings back an exuberant pleasant melody. This does not really prepare you for "A Long Way...

"Host (Autumn") became the only important Norwegian progressive group of the 70's to sing in their native language. Pa Sterke Vinger (1974) was a great combination of Lasse Nilsen's screaming guitars, Svein Rnning's symphonic keyboard textures and Geir Jahren's poetic Norwegian lyrics. His powerful way of singing is reminsicent of several Italian groups."-Scented Gardens Of The Mind

"This Norwegian underground folk rock classic is yet another rare album originally released by Sonet. This was the first of their two studio albums and it's a more well known than their second LP from 1978 called Rose of Barcelona. The band plays folk rock with male/female vocals and I like their style pretty much."-rateyourmusic

A nice, unique slant on music inspired by soundtrack work and the Berlin electronic school.

"Breidablik is a Norwegian electronic music act headed by Morten Birkeland Nielsen. I became aware of this act via Jordsjø, a truly wonderful symphonic prog act that's bound to be a hit with progheads everywhere, once their stuff becomes more widely available. Jordsjø released a split cassette with Breidablik called Songs from the Northern Wasteland. Unsurprisingly Jordsjø's half is symphonic prog...

"Really enjoyed the CD - well produced, lovely musicianship and vocals. Wishing you luck with this album."-Steve Hackett

"A captivating journey through the mystical and historical, ‘Capture Light’ was over two years in the making and is an accessible, melodic tour-de-force that reveals more of its hidden depths with each listen, the content of each of the impressive eight tracks being very much song-driven.
Holden says, “I am very proud of how it has turned out. I am now excited to see what...

Eduardo Raon harp, electronics & daxophone
Joana Sá piano & idiophones
Luís André Ferreira cello & electronics
Luís José Martins classical guitar, electronics
Nuno Aroso percussion & sampling

"Five musicians came together to create a place where new dynamics of performance and musical creation materialize – the Turbamulta (a Portuguese word we could translate as "rowdy mob"). Each instrument, an original, individual voice magnified by new sound production techniques, existing

Frode Gjerstad alto saxophone
Steve Swell trombone
Jon Rune Strøm double bass
Paal Nilssen-Love drums & percussion

"Frode Gjerstad’s name can be legendary in Norway and all the European continent, due to the fact that he was practically the only one to contrast himself, from the beginning, to the saxophone style which defined the Scandinavian approach to jazz for 40 years, the one defined by Jan Garbarek, but his trio with Jon Rune Strom and Paal Nilssen-Love is relatively new...

Sara Serpa voice, composition
Ingrid Laubrock tenor, soprano saxophone
Erik Friedlander cello

“Serpa is a fresh and riveting presence on the vocal-jazz landscape.”– Nate Chinen, JazzTimes

“Serpa possesses a preternatural cool, injecting weightless sophistication and melodic grace into everything she touches.” – Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader

“Serpa moves easily between traditional jazz vocalism, improvisation, and new music, and has one of the most elegant and beautif

Tony Malaby tenor & soprano saxophone
Samo Salamon guitar
Roberto Dani drums

"A former student of John Scofield, Samo Salamon was named by the magazine Guitar Player as one of 10 most interesting guitarists of the moment, with All About Jazz stating that this Slovenian is «one of the most talented and interesting to emerge on today’s jazz scene», putting him at the same level of Kurt Rosenwinkel and Ben Monder.
The Penguin Jazz Guide choose his debut record “Ornethology”, from 2003.

Mattias Risberg piano, moog taurus

"If you’re a fan of Carla Bley you already know Mattias Risberg: together with saxophonist Fredrik Ljungkvist he released the album “And Now the Queen – A Tribute to Carla Bley" (2016). Something you could expect from the keyboardist Risberg whose musical interests are deeply rooted in several music idioms, going from John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy, Bill Evans, Jan Johansson and Paul Bley to J.S. Bach, Carlo Gesualdo, Igor Stravinskij and Olivier Messiaen, through...

Matt Piet piano
Josh Berman cornet
Nick Mazzarella alto saxophone
Tim Daisy drums and percussion
"There are some new protagonists in the Chicago jazz scene, due to the revelation of a younger generation of musicians and the defection of some of the big names to other American regions, like Jeff Parker and Rob Mazurek. One of these Chicago exponents, gradually gaining importance, is pianist and composer Matt Piet, a former student at Boston’s Berklee College of Music. Leader of two...

André Roligheten soprano and tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, flute
Andreas Wildhagen drums and percussion (trumpet on track 4)
Jonas Cambien piano (microtonal melodica on track 9)
guest:
Torstein Lavik Larsen trumpet on track 6 & 8

"The Jonas Cambien Trio reveals influences from the pioneers and greats of free music, but there’s much more going on in “We Must Mustn’t We”, beginning with Cambien’s classical-influenced piano style. A Belgian-born living in Oslo, Jonas Cambien...

Mark Turner tenor saxophone
Benoît Delbecq piano
John Hébert double bass
Gerald Cleaver drums

"'A thoughtful chill runs through the music of Benoît Delbecq, a French pianist of investigative temperament and crystalline technique. There’s a ton of compressed energy in his playing, but he projects an unflappable calm". These lines from the New York Times in 2010 by jazz critic Nate Chinen offer a pertinent description of Delbecq's music. Delbecq is a multi-awarded Parisian pianist and

Thomas Johansson trumpet / Kristoffer Alberts saxophones / Ola Høyer double bass / Gard Nilssen drums.

"Cortex? No, this isn’t jazz of the cerebral kind – even considering that the approach in “Avant-Garde Party Music” is very much the intelectual one coming from the bebop / hard bop era (when the music seated its users, inviting them to listen and not prioritarily to dance) and approaching our times through the free jazz evolutive line. Avant-garde the music certainly is, but you can still party..

"2018 release from the prog rock supergroup, arriving 13 years after the band's much-loved debut Picture back in 2005. The album sees John Mitchell (It Bites, Lonely Robot) and Pete Trewavas (Marillion) teaming up once more, with Craig Blundell (Steven Wilson) on drums and John Beck (It Bites) guesting on keyboards.
Recorded at the end of 2017, writing began at the end of that Summer. "We actually began the writing process in late August" says John Mitchell. "Pete had a few tunes and so did I, and...

"Yonatan Gat is a guitarist, producer and experimental composer based in NYC. Gat became known as one of the world's top performers as founder and guitarist of Monotonix, hailed by SPIN as "the most exciting live band in rock’n’roll,” with concerts that destroyed the border between performer and audience, and were controversial enough to get them banned from playing their home country of Israel.
Gat then relocated to New York City. He began recording and performing as a solo artist, and in 2014....

"Yonatan Gat is a guitarist, producer and experimental composer based in NYC. Gat became known as one of the world's top performers as founder and guitarist of Monotonix, hailed by SPIN as "the most exciting live band in rock’n’roll,” with concerts that destroyed the border between performer and audience, and were controversial enough to get them banned from playing their home country of Israel.
Gat then relocated to New York City. He began recording and performing as a solo artist, and in 2014....

Well...the story below is very interesting, and the music is definitely echo-plexy guitar stuff that is similar to "Inventions For Electric Guitar", but in fairness to Gottsching, so is A.R. & Machines, which started 3-4 years earlier!
So the claim of Manuel stealing all the ideas from M.A.L. seems a bit....unfair. There was experimentation in the air at that time.
Taking this as a record and without the story involved, it's completely a pretty fine, lost Krautrock / Kosmische type thing!...