New Arrivals

New Arrivals
“The sound of the violin is a product of tension and release; the hair of the bow pulls back the violin’s string over and over again and, when the tension gets too great, it releases. The resulting vibration disturbs the air around it which travels in waves, exciting our ear drums and becoming sound. This confrontation of energy with air—the alternation of potential and kinetic energy—occurs over and over again in microcosm: catching, holding, tensing, and releasing. As listeners, however, we only...

Hermione Johnson - solo prepared piano

“Auckland-based Hermione Johnson’s Tremble evokes the sound of a large Indonesian gamelan orchestra via the insertion of small chopstick-shaped rods at diverse angles, establishing different timbral zones, contraposed in imbricated, polyphonic textures. On “See My Permanent Face” she sets chime and gong tones against a cyclic pattern suggestive of a carillon of bells, later adding a fast moving harp sound and low muted strings. Many pieces employ like...

Keir Neuringer - saxophone
Shayna Dulberger - bass
Julius Masri - drums

“Dromedaries II presents four improvisations moving between 10 and 13 minutes. Opening improvisation ‘Both’ starts from a theme played by the bassist and repeated over. Drummer Masri joins by playing maniacal shifting patterns and on top Neuringer plays extended lines that quickly become increasingly intense. In the second part, the drummer is in the forefront with sequences of repeated patterns that gradually..

“’I love your shirt" opens the album with a quick-changing sequence of contrasting textural exchanges. A sound rather like a kitten's mew counters a fuzzy eruption, then a pipe-scouring squall counters an elongated burr, setting up a dynamic of call and response, which suggests that one either musician relies upon a jazz-rooted sound palette, their shared backgrounds in jazz still influence their understanding of musical interaction.
The duos exchanges are sufficiently spirited that you might even...

“It is no longer startling to hear tubes and valves channelling breath and imagination into such fine gradations of utterance. The process of deterritorialization from the trumpet's inherited identity is too far advanced to spring major surprises. The pleasure of listening to Hautzinger and Ulher together lies in the success of their creative interaction, the synergetic uplift of their shared and distinct techniques, their spontaneous responses and intuitive leaps. Prolonged introspection blossoms into...

“Leap of Faith is the duo comprised of PEK on clarinets, saxophones and flutes, and Glynis Lomon on cello, aquasonic and voice. The ensemble is based in Boston and dates back to the early 90s. They utilize a huge arsenal of additional instruments to improvise long works featuring transformations across highly varied sonorities.”

Yes, after something like 40 years, Acqua Fragile return and it's genuinely them; I've heard this and fans of their original albums, as well as 70s Rock Progressivo Italiano will not be disappointed!

"A brand new album by Italian Progressive Rock legends Acqua Fragile. Along with compatriots PFM (for whom Bernard Lanzetti’s stunning vocal prowess graced several classic albums), Acqua Fragile were true progressive rock pioneers in the 1970s.
A New Chant features original members Piero Canavera.

“A five-star rating for it's historic significance + the stellar job on the exquisite packaging. This is an expanded 2-CD reissue of the live 'Levitation' CD put out sometime ago from the TFE gig at the Houston Music Theatre on February 18, 1967. Tunes I couldn't get enough of were the awesome opener "(I've Got) Levitation", one of their -better known- songs "Fire Engine", "Splash 1", definitely the band's best known cut "You're Gonna Miss Me", "Monkey Island", the rocking "Kingdom Of Heaven" and my....

“The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th FLOOR ELEVATORS is arguably the first true psychedelic album. While the 1960's had it's share of "turned on" poseurs, the 13th FLOOR ELEVATOR's not only walked the walk, they ran the marathon. The band was actually a merging of two bands, THE LINGSMEN and THE SPADES, who had a regional hit with leader Roky Erickson's "We Sell Soul" and "You're Gonna Miss Me," re-recorded for this album.
The now legendary Erickson became the band's front man, and the band at this...

“Not to be confused with the Spandex-clad bass player from Kiss or the late British actress, Tupelo-born Gene Simmons was responsible for some of the best Rockabilly cuts never to emerge on the Sun label! A gifted tunesmith, Simmons' self-penned gems such as 'Juicy Fruit' and 'Crazy Woman' languished unissued for years, whilst his only Sun release, 'Drinkin' Wine' b/w 'I Done Told You', was held back by label boss Sam Phillips for eighteen months, by which point the Rockabilly craze had peaked, nixing...

The fourth album in four years by The Who and is one of the great achievements of rock in the late 60s and the album that broke the band into superstar status worldwide.
This is one of the great art-rock albums of all time and, nearly 50 years later, is still a stunning achievement; if you haven't played this one in decades, it's even better than you remember!
Absolutely recommended; this belongs in any rock collection.

This is both of two albums that joined Daevid with multi-instrumentalist Kramer.
I saw one of their shows and they worked really great together. Kramer put a little bit of edge into Daevid's whimsy, but it was also really clear that both musicians really liked each others' work, despite the apparent differences in style and approach.
Both of these collaborations are some of the best of Daevid's 90s work, I think.

“... This was followed by the 'European Adventure Tour 1981', during which Oldfield performed at a free concert celebrating the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer at Guildhall. He wrote a new track, 'Royal Wedding Anthem', for the occasion. One of the finest and most revered concerts of the new tour took place at the Eilenriedehalle, in Hannover, Germany, on 2nd April 1981.”

“Disc A – Live at Factory Underground is a live in the studio deal. Barre is joined by Dan Crisp on vocals/guitar, Alan Thomson on bass/vocals and drummer Darby Todd. They form a tight, confident ensemble and roar through a well-chosen selection of deeper-track Tull material. “Sealion” crunches along smartly. Also nice to hear a new take on “Back to the Family”. I’ve always had a soft spot for “Steel Monkey”, and this version has a muscular brutality to it that works well.
Disc B – Studio Tracks is...

From the band’s final 70s USA tour, March 8, 1976.

Excellent sounding (for 1967) soundboard recording of the Mothers in Ann Arbor, MI on December, 3, 1967.

“Three years have passed since the experimental-indie debut "Blakc Mould", and Yobrepus has become a real band with real ambitions. Ambitions that this time around, led them to record with Emil Nikolaisen at Malabar studios, and hire the experienced Nick Terry to mix on vintage analogue gear.
Continuing the fungal theme from the previous release title, "Mycelium Days" sees Yobrepus venture into a more progressive territory than before. The album starts with a 22-minute long medley that pays homage...

“Three years have passed since the experimental-indie debut "Blakc Mould", and Yobrepus has become a real band with real ambitions. Ambitions that this time around, led them to record with Emil Nikolaisen at Malabar studios, and hire the experienced Nick Terry to mix on vintage analogue gear.
Continuing the fungal theme from the previous release title, "Mycelium Days" sees Yobrepus venture into a more progressive territory than before. The album starts with a 22-minute long medley that pays homage...

"Colours out of space is the second album by the scandinavian neu progband Pixie Ninja. Similar to their debut album, Colours Out Of Space is fully instrumental - but unlike their previous release this album is heavily influenced by some of the short stories written by The Godfather of horror fiction: Howard Phillips Lovecraft. With vintage instruments like the Orchestron, Maestrovox, Fender Rhodes and Mellotrons suddenly crashing into twisted samples and modern synthesizers, Colours Out Of Space will...

“This new expansive release brings together all of the 'Following Ghosts' related material and consists of a three CD package containing a completely new re-mix of the original 'Following Ghosts' album by Karl Groom, our engineer/producer of choice, together with 'Alternative Ghosts' which contains new alternative versions of every track from the original album, again engineered and mixed by Karl Groom and featuring Mark Spencer playing bass guitar on a Galahad album for the very first time.
We have..

From the group’s last tour, this set was recorded at The Budokan, Tokyo in December 1982 and was their fifth from last show on that tour. The band had become friends with Yellow Magic Orchestra who joined them on some of the performances here - "Bamboo Music" is a duet featuring Akiko Yano, and "Taking Islands In Africa" features Yukihiro Takahashi. Ryuichi Sakamoto also plays on those tracks.”

“Written, programmed, recorded and produced throughout 2019/20 by Ed Wynne in Blue Bubble Studios by the sea, this exploratory and diverse musical adventure comprises seven new tracks spanning 45 minutes. Inspired by the Scottish hills, valleys and beaches surrounding his studio, Wynne feels that lockdown in a strange kind of way has provided space for the Earth to breathe for a while and for people to rediscover it's resonant healing frequency.
Ozrics' synth player Silas Neptune and drummer Balázs.

“The CD "Life Is Almost Wonderful" was only sold at concerts by the duo they played together back in 2002 in Belgium and Netherlands. If they had set out to be invisible, Coyne and Croker couldn't have planned it much better. But they were two artists not bothered about record company deals, distribution and other practical matters. Never mind, the main thing is this marvellous acoustic album.
Although "recorded by post" (Croker sent the basic guitar tracks and Kevin improvised the lyrics on top)...

“The brand new 6th studio album of the celebrated formation with numerous new guests! The excitement was great when in 2017 "Terra Circus", a new studio album by the Electric Family, was released after a break of 10 years. The resounding success of the album also led to live concerts all over Germany. Even then, the band promised that it wouldn't be that long before the next studio album. Promise kept! After only three years, "Echoes Don't Lie", the 6th studio album by the Electric Family will be...

“Asmus Tietchens is a sound artist and composer from Hamburg, Germany. He got interested in Musique Concrete by listening to a German radio programme when he was 10 years old. In 1965, at the age of 18, Asmus started experimenting with tape loops and turned them into musical collages. Soon, the use of synthesizers was added. In 1980 his debut album Nachtstücke was released, produced by Peter Baumann of Tangerine Dream. This was soon followed by a series of albums of electronic pop music for the Sky...

Ornette Coleman (alto sax)
Bernie Nix & Charles Ellerbee (guitar)
Larry McRae & Albert McDowell (electric bass)
Denardo Coleman & Kamal Sabir (drums)

“Two years before their Billboard chart topping Virgin Beauty album, Ornette Coleman and Prime Time, his mutant funk-fusion outfit, here perform an extensive set including Song X, Dancing In Your Head, Turnaround, In All Languages and Kathelin Gray.
This 2CD set was recorded at Live Under The Sky, Yomuri-Land Theatre East, Tokyo..

A previously unreleased, studio, big-band session with nearly 2 dozen players! One piece is nearly 30 minutes long and there are 3 other tracks that range from 10 to 19 minutes!
Can you say LOST TREASURE?

“In the post World War II era, dozens of young African Americans in South Central Los Angeles found their way to careers in music. In a community facing challenging social conditions and with little to no outside support, they would become artists, supported by the best that their...

“The definitive edition of Free Form Patterns. This had been released once before on CD in the U.S. on an excreable sounding disc by the hit-and-mostly-miss Collectables label. Those familiar with the older CD will find the sound of this new issue a revelation for sure, it sounds as if you're sitting in on the session. Conversation snippets between Hopkins, the band and the producer on the bonus discs add a heightened sense of realism. The first disc has the original album plus one bonus track...

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. Given the sharp upturn in control and flexibility offered by the recording equipment an

“The 1989 classic album newly cut from masters approved by Andy Partridge, pressed on 200g super-heavyweight vinyl in new gatefold sleeve”

One of the smartest, best and most distinctive pop bands of their time. Highly recommended. Their ninth album.

Out of the Long Dark is a late period Nucleus album; I remember very well its original release in the US in 1979, when I worked in a record store while at college!
Despite the late date, it's still a good, solid effort by
Ian Carr-trumpet, flugelhorn, RMI electric piano
Brian Smith-saxes and flutes
Geoff Castle-Fender Rhodes and Yamaha electric piano, synthesizers
Billy Kristian- bass
Roger Sellers-drums
Old Heartland I had never even heard of before; it's a small labe

“Written, programmed, recorded and produced throughout 2019/20 by Ed Wynne in Blue Bubble Studios by the sea, this exploratory and diverse musical adventure comprises seven new tracks spanning 45 minutes. Inspired by the Scottish hills, valleys and beaches surrounding his studio, Wynne feels that lockdown in a strange kind of way has provided space for the Earth to breathe for a while and for people to rediscover it's resonant healing frequency.
Ozrics' synth player Silas Neptune and drummer Balázs.

“Alan Wakeman is a British saxophonist and clarinettist who has been active since the 1960s. He is associated with Mike Westbrook, Paul Lytton, Soft Machine, and Graham Collier."

"The list of dramatis personae tells its own story: the cream of British jazz of the period assembled to play a series of imaginatively conceived compositions by Wakeman that move between inside and outside playing, swaying majestically between the exposition of powerful, Mingus-like themes that dissolve into...

IMPORTANT: THIS IS A PRE-ORDER OF THE LIMITED EDITION of this massive and beautiful box set. These are due to arrive around November 15 and we will ship your order as soon as we have them.
PLEASE DO NOT ORDER ANYTHING ELSE ALONG WITH THIS PRE-ORDER, as the rest of your order will be delayed. Thank you.

"Tangerine Dream are one of the true pioneers of electronic and ambient music, and the albums they recorded for Virgin Records between 1980 and 1983 remain classics of the genr

“An addendum to Makaya McCraven's critically-lauded 2018 release, the "Universal Beings E&F Sides" presents fourteen new pieces of organic beat music cut from the original sessions, prepared and produced by Makaya as a soundtrack to the "Universal Beings" documentary film.”

Tracks 1, 5 & 11 recorded August 29th, 2017, at H010 in Ridgewood, Queens, New York. Featuring:
Brandee Younger - harp
Joel Ross - vibraphone
Dezron Douglas - double bass
Makaya McCraven - drums

“Raymond Scott is best known as the composer of famous tunes that pop up throughout Warner Bros cartoons. In the late ‘Thirties, his celebrated Raymond Scott Quintette was a huge commercial success, a singular ensemble playing a unique and unmistakable style of jazz, full of whimsy and bravura. By the late ‘Forties, he had become an electronic music pioneer, both as an instrument inventor and composer. His music is everywhere these days, not just cartoons. For example, Lizzo’s recent hit “Tempo” samples...

“In late November of 2018, long-time collaborators (& life-long Los Angelenos) Carlos Niño & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson flew to Chicago to participate in the album release performance of Makaya McCraven’s Universal Beings. Just 11 months prior, Carlos & Miguel were part of recording the ‘Los Angeles Side’ of Universal Beings at Jeff Parker’s house in Altadena, California, and this performance in Chicago would be the first time that all of the musicians reunited to re-learn and perform the music they’d...

“This is an album I have dreamed of for decades. I've experimented with this kind of sustained harmonic shifting and drone but never come close. This is what organs are built for but very few composers have the courage to explore the unique possibilities they create.”–Stuart Maxwell

“The new Sarah Davachi record is an 80 minute, 17 track double album meditation on impermanence and endings, framed by minimalistic organ études and careful harmonic layering. On two tracks the artist’s own vocals...

Camae Ayewa voice, texts, electronics
Nicole Mitchell flutes, electronics

“Shimmering columns of light will guide you, a grand synesthesia riding on a kaleidoscope, oscillating between hushed moments, where sound unfolds the firmament, unfurled like a cloak upon the shoulders of the real world. Listen: this is not a “track”, a circular appendage looped around a spindle and activated by some muscular stone on stylus. Too many people bled for the diamond there, too many questions remain...

The only live album of the B-52’s in their great, very early prime. Total fun.

"We opened for the Talking Heads at the Berklee Center in Boston just six weeks after our first record was released. We were a little scared of the audience so we kept our heads down and focused – and we danced like mad when there was a break! Ricky was so fierce on the guitar – so intense – it was all so raw and live and we loved it."

“In May 2018, Jaimie Branch took up a month-long residency in the shipping container-turned-recording studio at Pioneer Works, an arts center down the street from her home in Red Hook, Brooklyn. She called up Jason Nazary, and he rolled by the studio loaded with acoustic drums, electronic triggers, modular FX unit, synths, sequencers, and a myriad of processors. Branch engineered the sessions, and brought her rig to the table: trumpet, synths, delay/looper pedal, auxiliary percussion, and a Roland TR08 drum

“Less overtly adventurous than its predecessor, Empyrean Isles, Maiden Voyage nevertheless finds Herbie Hancock at a creative peak. In fact, it's arguably his finest record of the '60s, reaching a perfect balance between accessible, lyrical jazz and chance-taking hard bop. By this point, the pianist had been with Miles Davis for two years, and it's clear that Miles' subdued yet challenging modal experiments had been fully integrated by Hancock. Not only that, but through Davis, Hancock became part of...

A hugely expanded version (over 25’ more!) of Chick’s fabulous second album as leader.

“Recorded over a year after Chick Corea's debut Tones for Joan's Bones -- a record cut in late 1966 but not appearing until 1968 -- Now He Sings, Now He Sobs feels like his true first album, the place where he put all the pieces in motion for his long, adventurous career.
Much of that has to do with the closed quarters of its recording. Supported by drummer Roy Haynes and bassist Miroslav Vitous, Corea ..

Sally Gates – Guitar
Matt Hollenberg – Bass VI
Kenny Grohowski – Drums
Trevor Dunn – Bass on “Everybody's Dead, Dave”

“Titan to Tachyons is a new trio led by guitarist Sally Gates (ex Orbweaver, Gigan), backed by the powerhouse rhythm section of Kenny Grohowski (Secret Chiefs 3, Brand X, etc) and Matt Hollenberg (Cleric, John Zorn). Instrumentally depicting the realms of surrealistic sci-fi, the band make use of angular and experimental passages, juxtaposed by fluid grooves and..

A Italian trio of vocals/keyboards, bass/vocals and drums.
"[This album] offers a very dynamic progressive rock inspired by the Seventies. Influences are quite varied, from Keith Emerson for dominating keyboards to Genesis or Premiata Forneria Marconi...

Julian Curwin - guitars, synths, theremin
Stu Hunter - piano, keyboards
Lloyd Swanton - basses
Jess Ciampa - percussion

“Midnight Lullaby is the latest album from guitarist/composer Julian Curwin. In essence a collection of dark lullabies, it is a subtle blend of jazz, classical, film music and latin sounds. The album features an all-star ensemble of pianist Stu Hunter (The Migration, Tina Harrod, Moniker), bassist Lloyd Swanton (The Necks, Ambon, The catholics) and percussionist

This is a live recording of Phideaux Xavier (acoustic guitar, bass, piano & vocals), Steve Unruh (of Resistor and Samurai Of Prog) (acoustic guitar, violin, flute, vocals) and Valerie Gracious (piano and vocals), recorded live on July 13, 2019.
One disc is all songs by Steve and one disc is all songs by Phideaux and this works out really nicely and has a sort of ‘unplugged’ vibe to all those Phideaux songs we know well!

Second album of aggressive electric jazz, instrumental prog and funky basswork.

“Guitarist Bon Lozaga (Gongzilla, Gong) bassist Ryan Martinie (Mudvayne) and drummer Mitch Hull once again worked with producer Jamie King (Between The Buried And Me) and a cast of guest players to create their new release.
"Glint" is another instrumental driven album with many flavors and even features violin and a full horn section on several tracks, expanding the bands signature sound of fusion, metal...

Ángel Ontalva - electric guitar
Alexander Kuzovlev - acoustic guitar
Vitaly Borodin - violin
Alexey Klabukov - keyboards
Arkady Fedotov - bass
Ivan Fedotov - drums
Natasha Blinova - piano, melodica

Recorded live by Alexey Klabukov at the Theatre of Opera and Ballet of Astrakhan, Russia, at the opening of Ángel Ontalva's pictures exhibition 28/02/2019 with additional recordings La Ratonera, Fuensalida Spain, VMS Astrakhan, Russia, June 2020.

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