New Arrivals

New Arrivals
This set is a remaster of the highly successful 2008 double CD release.
Also included is a bonus disc of ‘extras’ including a new, 2020 song and 6 never-heard live renditions of songs from the album.

“I truly enjoyed this release by Unitopia from the first listen. There's an intriguing mix of new and old-school prog, an occasional burst of metal, and even a jazz flourish. This is a band brimming with inspiration and very imaginative songwriting with lots of interesting fills and runs. I...

“The Acid Lands, created by the Prague-based Opening Performance Orchestra, was first heard in public in 2014 at the Movement-Sound-Space festival in Ostrava, to mark the centenary of William S. Burroughs's birth. The piece was performed live by Opening Performance Orchestra and their guests, the theremin player Martina Potucková, and the poet, musician, and performer Pavel Z as the narrator. The studio version of The Acid Lands was made in late 2019/early 2020 in collaboration with Bill Laswell and...

“The Acid Lands, created by the Prague-based Opening Performance Orchestra, was first heard in public in 2014 at the Movement-Sound-Space festival in Ostrava, to mark the centenary of William S. Burroughs's birth. The piece was performed live by Opening Performance Orchestra and their guests, the theremin player Martina Potucková, and the poet, musician, and performer Pavel Z as the narrator. The studio version of The Acid Lands was made in late 2019/early 2020 in collaboration with Bill Laswell and...

"I've written quite often about my first experience listening to Thrown at Chris's place in Sydney. On that initial listening I was equal parts terrified and awestruck. The sensation of sitting there, in low light after midnight, listening with Chris and our mutual friend Clayton after an evening out at a NowNow event, is something I can recall vividly. Thrown is a record that, from the very outset, has roused me in a very direct, particular and profound, sense of affect. Recorded using Dx-7, piano and...

Two BBC sessions in very good to excellent sound previously assumed either lost or unrecorded, by Henry Lowther’s and Lyn Dobson’s otherwise undocumented mid-sixties group. Considered one of the missing links in the development of British free-form jazz and this is really great material for the period! Hugely recommended for Brit-jazzers and beyond!
The Group Sounds Four session includes Jack Bruce, who contributes an original composition never otherwise recorded and Mike Taylor’s ‘Black & White Raga'.

“Australia's Chris Abrahams, widely known for his work with legendary trio The Necks, has amassed an impressive solo discography over the past three decades. With four electro-acoustic editions already published by Room40, the label announces Chris's first piano solo for the label. Appearance is two longform pieces for piano that weave and mesh to create a sense of flow and subtle shifting which unfolds into eternal variation.”

FINALLY released on CD. It’s short, but it’s pretty damn great.

“The first ever live performance and recording by Marc Moulin's sought-after jazz-funk band Placebo, captured at Casino Kursaal during the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1971 and never released before. June 17th, 1971, the Montreux Riviera, its delightful microclimate and postcard scenery, its fabled music history and the luscious wines of the region. A dream setting for Marc Moulin to lead his ensemble on a 26-minutes+ jazz adventure ...

“The trio is back with a new album featuring seven brand new songs from the pianist. Captivating and lyrical, always melodic and often melancholic and uplifting at the same time, these are all real tunes. End Of Summer was recorded in Oslo in April during lockdown. After getting all their concerts cancelled because of the pandemic, Espen Eriksen says it was very inspiring to still be able to meet in a recording studio to make new music and keep it all alive. This being their first recording in five years...

“The trio is back with a new album featuring seven brand new songs from the pianist. Captivating and lyrical, always melodic and often melancholic and uplifting at the same time, these are all real tunes. End Of Summer was recorded in Oslo in April during lockdown. After getting all their concerts cancelled because of the pandemic, Espen Eriksen says it was very inspiring to still be able to meet in a recording studio to make new music and keep it all alive. This being their first recording in five years...

Meriadec Gouriou – diatonic accordion, vocals, percussion
Rudy Blas – guitar
‘Teddy Bear – trumpet, bugle

This is a weird one; it’s definitely influenced by Magma, although it isn’t in any way a copy; not with diatonic accordion, trumpet and guitar!

“By mixing the sounds of his diatonic accordion, his voice, his percussions with those of the electric guitar of Rudy Blas (guitarist of Magma) and the trumpet of Teddy bear, Mériadec Gouriou has created a musical universe apart and.

"Brian Settles brings his buttery, powerful sax tone to his Engine Studios debut recording, along with a longstanding playing relationship with the musicians who make up his group Central Union. The listener hears mindful improvisation from those years...

Squonk Opera are from Pittsburgh and are a musical/theatrical troupe who are as at home in theatre settings as they are at a club. They've been around since 1992 and have created a dozen distinct shows, performing on Broadway, as well as on America's...

“The English translation of Allt Är Intet is "All Is Nothingness"
- an apt enough title for a band already possessed of the scorched earth sonic tendencies and nihilist-leaning name of The End. Yet there's some ambiguity to that philosophy; the most bleak and despairing interpretation can be countered by a more all-embracing, one-with-the-universe meditativeness. Perhaps surprisingly, either conclusion proves to fit Allt Är Intet, the remarkable second full-length album by The End. The powerhouse...

Meriadec Gouriou – diatonic accordion, vocals, percussion
Rudy Blas – guitar
‘Teddy Bear – trumpet, bugle

This is a weird one; it’s definitely influenced by Magma, although it isn’t in any way a copy; not with diatonic accordion, trumpet and guitar!

“By mixing the sounds of his diatonic accordion, his voice, his percussions with those of the electric guitar of Rudy Blas (guitarist of Magma) and the trumpet of Teddy bear, Mériadec Gouriou has created a musical universe apart and.

Sébastien Rocquefelte: Vocals
Antoine Tharreau: Fender Rhodes & various keyboards
Anthony Lecomte: Electric bass
Louis Godart: Guitar
Fabrice Fosse: Marimba
Daniel Jeand'heur: Drums & percussions
Bruno Ruder: Fender Rhodes and keyboards
Mathilde Borsoni, Solène Gendre & Didier Corbel: Choirs

“The music of LA FIN DES TEMPLES was written by James Mac Gaw in 2004, who was then a member of MAGMA & ONE SHOT. This long track was composed as a homage to the music

Hand numbered edition of 100, these are professionally duplicated CDRs.

“After the massive insanity of the 2017 "A Pound of Flesh" 4CD box set of solo works, the Weez is back with another monolithic display of electroacoustifc abstraction and sonic heaviness! Close to 4 hours of complex, detailed aural deconstruction utilizing a wide array of approaches and timbres to create alien landscapes.
The limited physical edition is strictly limited to a numbered edition of 100 copies, featuring 3...

Anthony Fleury: baritone guitar / organ / voice
Thibault Florent: guitar / organ
Etienne Ziemniak : drums

One long, developing 40’ mass of a album, this is at times comparable a bit with bands like Horse Lords and 75 Dollar Bill. “Erba Spontanea is an adventitious plant, a wild, almost hallucinogenic herb.
The four acts of this 40-minute play are an experience for the body and the senses. In the rumbling of the organ, the clawing of the two guitars and the tireless hammering of

Anthony Fleury: baritone guitar / organ / voice
Thibault Florent: guitar / organ
Etienne Ziemniak : drums

One long, developing 40’ mass of a album, this is at times comparable a bit with bands like Horse Lords and 75 Dollar Bill. “Erba Spontanea is an adventitious plant, a wild, almost hallucinogenic herb.
The four acts of this 40-minute play are an experience for the body and the senses. In the rumbling of the organ, the clawing of the two guitars and the tireless hammering of

Marie Daviet - Keyboards, cornet, vocals
Lucas Hercberg - Bass, big guitar , voice
Corentin Quemener - Drums, carillon, voice
Charming and odd (mostly) little (pop) songs as only the French can do them. Conditionally recommended.

“Remain seated in a chair. Do not wait, because waiting is already doing something. Do not think, because that too is an activity. Do nothing.
A trio for making unpredictable songs. Sometimes it's rock, sometimes it's the delicate ride or the stran

Marie Daviet - Keyboards, cornet, vocals
Lucas Hercberg - Bass, big guitar , voice
Corentin Quemener - Drums, carillon, voice
Charming and odd (mostly) little (pop) songs as only the French can do them. Conditionally recommended.

“Remain seated in a chair. Do not wait, because waiting is already doing something. Do not think, because that too is an activity. Do nothing.
A trio for making unpredictable songs. Sometimes it's rock, sometimes it's the delicate ride or the stran

Antoine Arnera - Piano, electronics, voice, composition
Boris Cassone - Bass, mellotron, voice
Jessica Martin Maresco - Voice
Guilhem Meier - Drums, amplified percussion, voice, composition
Marie Nachury - Voice
Grégoire Ternois - Marimba, toms, dun dun bells, gong
Mihaï Trestian - Cimbalom
Anne Quillier - moog, rhodes, voice

Well, all you need to do is to scroll to the video at the end of all this and you will know very, very quickly whether or no

Antoine Arnera - Piano, electronics, voice, composition
Boris Cassone - Bass, mellotron, voice
Jessica Martin Maresco - Voice
Guilhem Meier - Drums, amplified percussion, voice, composition
Marie Nachury - Voice
Grégoire Ternois - Marimba, toms, dun dun bells, gong
Mihaï Trestian - Cimbalom
Anne Quillier - moog, rhodes, voice

Well, all you need to do is to scroll to the video at the end of all this and you will know very, very quickly whether or no

“An unknown and precious album recorded in 1975 by two friends who recorded one side each, they made just two acetates and then handmade beautiful covers from two enlargements of a photograph of the Isles of St Kilda.
Side one is a neo classical prog rock epic in the style of Renaissance and Continuum, inspired by the wild and pagan isles of St Kilda where, as a 16 yr old, the composer Peter McKerrow was taken by military launch to conduct a census on the rare Soay Sheep that live there. A storm...

“Anganok was a mini opera written with San Francisco artist Spoonman, in 1991. The opera was performed only a few times and was not recorded. However, the instrumental track and an early rehearsal with Spoonman's vocals exist. The instrumental track had been pilfered for other uses (such as incidental music for the Uncle Willie companion CD), and an excerpt of the instrumental track was included as part of the fourth disc of Our Tired, Our Poor, Our Huddled Masses.
In 2009 both the full instrumental

Joshua Abrams: double bass
Ari Brown: tenor saxophone
Jeff Parker: guitar
Gerald Cleaver: drums

“Sharp, deeply interactive, and soulful music; a brilliant quartet!”

“A new documentary, about the early days of Virgin Records and the making of Tubular Bells. From the Manor Born has over 4 hours of new interviews with some of the key people who were there shaping the evolution of the fledgling empire; the documentary is based on new interviews and archive photos..
Centered around in-depth interviews with Tom Newman, Simon Heyworth and Philip Newell the original producers of Tubular Bells, the documentary also features the head of Virgin Records, Simon Draper...

Released on Rob Reed’s Tigermoth imprint, Rob’s been dancing around ‘re-dos and inspired bys’ of Tubular Bells for some time now and I guess he finally just decided to DO IT!

“The music from a brand new recording of Tubular Bells with over 35 musicians, many of whom played with Mike Oldfield including Rick Fenn, Phil Spalding, Alasdair Malloy, Steve Hillage, Jay Stapley, Les Penning and Jon Field.
The music, which is based on the original 1973 version, will be released as a double CD...

Weather Report emerged directly out of Miles Davis' electric experiments (co-leaders Wayne Shorter and Joe Zawinul both being participants on his Bitches Brew album).
For me, their first 4-5 years were by far their best and this lineup of the band was their absolute best lineup, at least in terms of exploratory sound, if not commercial success.
This show was performed a few months after the release of their classic 1972 album I Sing the Body Electric, and features Joe Zawinul (keyboards)...

One of the legendary fiascos of modern music, which deserves a second look and reconsideration.
The concert was originally conceived as a "live workshop" of newly composed music which would be recorded for release by United Artists (this was also a way to save money) but rescheduling, lack of rehearsal time, poor sound and interruptions led to the event and subsequent album, which featured only about half the material recorded, being considered a disaster, it features the leader performing...

“Suzanne Ciani is a true electronic music pioneer. The five Grammy nominated Italian-American neoclassical composer is unquestionably one of the greatest minds that contemporary music has ever witnessed. After an incredible career spanning forty years, Ciani's accomplishments have become a benchmark when discussing the origins of musical synthesis. For more than four decades she developed a body of work that transcends the music industry, composing for film, video games, and famous advertising campaigns...

One of the greats of Italian progressive rock of the 70s.
Originally released in '76 on the highly collectable Grog label, PdP were the closest thing to the Canterbury style in Italy, but they brought their own distinctive voice to the proceedings.
Vocals, keyboards, guitar, bass, percussion, reeds, etc. A charming record.

“The first ever reissue of Steve Potts's Musique Pour Le Film d'Un Ami, originally released in 1975.
In 1975, Steve Potts left Steve Lacy for a time to compose Musique Pour Le Film d'Un Ami following the proposition from the film's director Joaquín Lledó. With guest musicians of quality and from vairied horizons, the saxophonist recorded a soundtrack ranging from modal jazz to free funk and from dirty grooves, to java wah-wah with disconcerting elegance. Rather than blaxploitation, Potts and his...

"The mournful, elegant tones that neo-folk artist Buck Curran draws from voice and guitar have a capacity to linger in the air long after the notes have faded . . . Curran sings with the gravelly decorum of Mark Lanegan but the songs remain, bewitchingly, just over the next horizon."-Peter Watts, UNCUT (8/10)

“No Love Is Sorrow is the third solo album by American singer-songwriter-guitarist Buck Curran. The album's primary influence draws upon personal experience, along with an idiosyncratic...

Fay Victor - voice, texts, compositions
Sam Newsome - soprano saxophone
Joe Morris - electric guitar
Reggie Nicholson – drums

“The second album by this all-star quartet Far Victor's SoundNoiseFunk -- both on ESP-Disk' -- was recorded over two sets mixing planned and freely improvised music. It is a cry of frustration, but also determination and celebration.
Frustration with the state of our country, determination to do something about it, and celebration of the power and joy of..

“Star Trap presents a selection of hitherto unreleased 1990s recordings from Arnold Dreyblatt and his Orchestra of Excited Strings. Following on from Black Truffle's wide-ranging archival Second Selection (2015), which presented a smorgasbord of unreleased material from between 1978 and 1989, Star Trap mines Dreyblatt's extensive archive of unheard recordings from the 1990s, uncovering six pieces performed by three different iterations of the Orchestra of Excited Strings. While Dreyblatt often performs...

“Frank Lowe's "The Flam" is one of the best avant-garde/modern jazz albums of the 1970s. For this 1975 session, a fiery, three-horn frontline of Lowe on tenor sax, Joseph Bowie (yup, Lester's brother) on trombone, and Leo Smith on trumpet (and flugelhorn and woodflute on two tracks) join the pianoless rhythm duo of Alex Blake on bass and Charles Bobo Shaw on drums.
All members of this group contributed creative, original tunes for this recording -- Bowie wrote the raucous "Sun Voyage," Lowe penned...

“The origins of Three Point Circle go back to 1980, when K. Leimer, Marc Barreca, and Steve Peters met for two sparsely-attended shows in Olympia, WA. Some forty years later, they have regrouped as Three Point Circle.
Perhaps better described as a process than as a musical group, Three Point Circle has developed a collaborative system that replaces standards of improvisation and authorship with a new, independent, compositional identity removed from the individual habits and traits of the members...

“The latest Prog-Fusion meets orchestral music collaboration between Antoine Fafard and Gavin Harrison, UK virtuoso musicians. Add Jerry Goodman on acoustic and electric Violin, and the orchestral assist from the Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra, and you are in for a ride.
Antonine Fafard, the UK based bass player is no stranger to collaborating with in a league of their own percussionists, Simon Phillips, Dave Weckl, Terry Bozzio, to name a few. This Chemical Reactions album with Gavin Harrison...

"Tangram is the 13th major release and 10th studio album by the electronic music group Tangerine Dream. It became their fifth biggest selling album, reaching #36 in the British Top 40, and spending 5 weeks on the chart."

“2011 compilation from the East Coast rockers who included a teenage Leslie West, from Queens, New York. The Vagrants are as OG as they come. Admired from across the Forest Hills High School cafeteria by future members of the Ramones, they ripped across the city and state with ecstatic abandon and an explosive stage show.
They pissed off Bill Graham on a mini West Coast tour and were told they'd never play there again. Full of damage and pure dynamics, The Vagrants provided the blueprint for early...

This is the demo tape from late 1965 that got them their Polydor contract and led to their early 1966 album, as well as including their 1964 pre-Monks single.
It’s a little less primal and unhinged, but it’s also six months earlier! It’s still shocking to believe that anything even remotely like this existed in 1965
The Monks were a crazy, pre-punk reductionist rock band made up of five US soldiers stationed in Germany, who stayed in Germany after their discharge from the service and who...

"Newly remastered audio. Includes rare archive photos and liner note Q&A with Krog. 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...

Every time I see a band described as ‘modern prog’, it too often means I am going to be assaulted by ‘crunchy guitars’ and overblown production.
As usual, Sanguine Hum, who are what I would consider a ‘modern prog’ band, go for something outside of what is expected. Their music is always tasteful, melodic, song-oriented and never ‘in your face’.
The songs are the rulers of how the performances go, and there is great attention to small, often delicate musical detail and mood.
They’ve been..

Tim Buckley was possessed with an incredible voice and musical charisma. These recordings are from very early and before what I consider his prime, but I know there are fans among you and this is as precious as can be.

"In 1967, the face of rock was changing. In that year alone there were debut albums from The Velvet Underground, The Doors, and Pink Floyd, to name a few. The Beatles had combined orchestration with their music -- the result was Sgt. Peppers in June, the same month that Tim Buckley..

Excellent, rare and LONG out of print one and done electronic music album that somehow managed to be released on CBS in Austria in 1980! Fine stuff.

"The only album by Austrian trio Cultural Noise is an electronic marvel. Band members were Gerhard Lisy, Walter Heinisch and Karl Kronfeld, and instruments used included an ARP Sequencer, an ARP 2600, a VCS 3, an EMS Digital Sequencer, a Mellotron M400, a Micro Moog, a Roland Studiosystem 700, a Roland Analogue Sequenzer and an electric guitar...

This was originally only released in Argentina in 1971 and is Nana Vasconcelos’ first release.
Sort of an odd album in that it opens with a nearly 20’ solo berimbau solo by Nana, that’s amazing, and then there is a 12’ improvised duo between him and nylon-string, bosa-nova guitarist Agustin Pereyra that’s also great and then there are two short, solo, acoustic guitar tracks at the end.
Liner notes in English and Portuguese and never seen photos!

“Often missing in Naná Vasconcelos'...


Jean-Pierre Larouche : Guitar
Nathanaël Labrèche : Guitar
Julien Daoust : Drums
Hugo Veilleux : Drums
Vincent Savary : Bass

“Polyrhythmic anger and dissonant mathematics. That’s how I would describe Bisbâyé’s album. Rarely have I listened to music where polyrhythms truly feel polyrhythmic. [Here] there’s no doubt you’ll feel each separate rhythmic pattern on its own, thanks to the ingenious arrangement of the drums and guitars..

First-ever reissue and made from the master tapes (and including 3 bonus tracks found on the original mater tapes!) of this famous, rare, classic Kraturock/early jazz-rock album featuring a all-star group: Wolfgang Dauner (synthesizer, piano, clavinet, clavichord, ring modulator, electric percussion, trumpet, flute), Sigi Schwab (guitars, sitar, tarang, lute, veena, sarangi, flute, balafon, ring modulator), Fred Braceful (percussion, vocals), Roland Wittich (percussion), Eberhard Weber (basses, cello)...

“The large ensemble harnesses a hybrid patchwork of electro-acoustic textures that brings to mind the spacey explorations of Alice Coltrane, Terry Riley, Tangerine Dream, Can et al. Choirs, choppy strings, throbbing beats, dreamy vocals and snarling bass rise and soar into bold themes creating a diverse and thrilling listen.” - SID SMITH, PROG

Dirar Kalash - piano

“Dirar Kalash is an improvising musician currently based in his native Ramallah, in the state of Palestine. Opportunities to perform are non-existent. Even access to an instrument is impossible at the current time. On a rare visit to the UK early in 2020, we are fortunate that Dirar found an opportunity to record with the master sound engineer Simon Reynell, on a fine instrument in the beautiful acoustic of St Paul’s Hall at the University Of Huddersfield. The plan had been...