New Arrivals

New Arrivals
"When David Greenberger first embarked on what has become a life-long journey, drummer Chris Corsano was not yet five years old! In 1979, after graduating from art school in Boston, Greenberger took the job of activities director at the Duplex Nursing Home, an all-male elder care facility in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, and began collecting the stories, poems and music reviews of its aged patients for what became his Duplex Planet project, an undertaking that would eventually encompass nearly 200 issues...

"Conrad Schnitzler (1937-2011), is one of the most important representatives of Germany's electronic music avant-garde. He was a member of Tangerine Dream and Kluster, and also released countless solo albums. Pole, the Düsseldorf-native musician Stefan Betke, looks back on a two decade career in abstract electronic club music. With Barbara Preisinger he created Scape Records and his own mastering studio Scape Mastering. The Con-Struct series is based off of Schnitzler's daily excursions through the...

This is a really great one, Krautrock fans. Don't miss this, which is somewhat unusual in the oeuvre and one of the late period great ones!

"Dieter Moebius and Conny Plank got to know each other through their work on Cluster's 1971 album and remained close friends until Plank's death in 1987. They made a congenial pair as musicians, as amply demonstrated by their first album as a duo, Rastakraut Pasta, originally released on Sky Records in 1980.

On this album, drums, electric guitars...

"Mental Experience present a reissue of Cozmic Corridors self-titled album. Cozmic Corridors is an underground kraut-kosmische monster, recorded and produced circa 1972-73 in Cologne by Toby "The Mad Twiddler" Robinson for his Pyramid label. The album was apparently released as an ultra-limited handmade edition back in the early '70s, but no original copies have surfaced (editor's note: which tells you everything you need to know about whether or not this was ever really released back in the day...)....

Stephan Crump: Acoustic Bass
Ingrid Laubrock: Tenor and Soprano Saxophones
Cory Smythe: Piano
"Stephan Crump, Ingrid Laubrock and Cory Smythe – this trio consists of three innovative improvisers and jazz musicians of the younger Brooklyn scene. An intense and extremely relaxed encounter in the recording studio led to this outstanding CD.
Christoph Wagner writes in the liner notes: 'Over long periods, the music seemed to play itself. Long notes and exciting arcs set the tone for a sound..

Aki Takase: Piano
David Murray: Tenor Saxophone, Bass Clarinet
"Over the years, Aki Takase und David Murray have amassed respective bodies of soul-stirring compositions, of which several pieces related to the rites of passage of middle age are included on Cherry – Sakura, making this a markedly different conversation than before – and one that is more profound.
Cherry – Sakura presents an unsparing conversation about the defining issues of later life by two artists who have seen it all at...

Another great band I discovered thanks to getting to see them play, at a show where I just went 'because', not knowing anything about them and where they completely surprised me and utterly slayed!
Us, Today are a young trio from Cincinnati, OH, who play a sort of modern progressive rock with a lot of modern / hipster touches.
The unique lineup is
Kristin Agee-vibes + synths
Joel Griggs-guitar + synths
Jeff Mellott-drums
This is their second album; the band makes a big de

Another great band I discovered thanks to getting to see them play, at a show where I just went 'because', not knowing anything about them and where they completely surprised me and utterly slayed!
Us, Today are a young trio from Cincinnati, OH, who play a sort of modern progressive rock with a lot of modern / hipster touches.
The unique lineup is
Kristin Agee-vibes + synths
Joel Griggs-guitar + synths
Jeff Mellott-drums
The sound is interesting, fun, rockin' and unique....

Another great band I discovered thanks to getting to see them play, at a show where I just went 'because', not knowing anything about them and where they completely surprised me and utterly slayed!
Us, Today are a young trio from Cincinnati, OH, who play a sort of modern progressive rock with a lot of modern / hipster touches.
The unique lineup is
Kristin Agee-vibes + synths
Joel Griggs-guitar + synths
Jeff Mellott-drums
The sound is interesting, fun, rockin' and unique....

This album was originally released only in Hungary a few years ago and it's great to see it get a chance at a wider audience now!
Djabe are a Hungarian world music / jazz / new music ensemble. The collected personnel is:
Ferenc Kovács (vocals, trumpet, violin)
Zoltán Kovács (keyboards)
Attila Égerházi (guitar, percussion)
Tamás Barabás (bass guitar)
Szilárd Banai (drums)
Steve Hackett (guitar, vocals)

These musicians have been working together since 2007, perfor

Marco Fabbri - drums
Michel Cayuela & Mathieu Havart - keys
Simon Segura – bass, guitars
Gary Haguenauer – lead guitar
Dominique Olmo – rythmic guitar
Emma Boudeau – viola da gamba
Lyse Mathieu – flute
Emmanuelle Olmo-Cayuela – vocals
Christophe Fernandez – additional guitar & vocals

This is the debut release from a French progressive rock band, which features English language female vocals.
There are longish and long tracks and while this is defin

Compiles FIVE of Bob's NINE solo CDs, with a disc of rarities and outtakes included, JUST SO the fans will want to spring for this.

"This includes Bob's solo CDs Little Black Train, The Skull Mailbox and Other Horrors, XIII Songs and a Thing, The Shunned Country, & Bob's Drive-In, plus a specially curated collection of outtakes...in a sturdy box w/ cover & spine art.
Like Bob's most recent album Arx Pilosa (2016), much of the material on the CDs in this box set are so remarkable it's..

Downes is a reed player (saxes and flutes) who is most often thought of as a jazz flautist, composer and group leader, but throughout his varied career that has included such diverse musical activity as working with the John Barry Seven and playing on Egg’s second LP.
He also had his own fluid conceptual group “Open Music”. Until very recent releases on the Esoteric and Reel labels, he was pretty much a forgotten figure of Brit-jazz. And now he has a cool collection on ReR. His work tends to have a...

"Following their much-acclaimed surprise, self-titled debut album Vermont from 2014, Motor City Drum Ensemble's Danilo Plessow and Innervisions's Marcus Worgull reunite for more synth daydreaming on the suitably titled II. The new outing continues where the first full-length left off, strolling further down the luminous and undulating path that the duo turned into, influenced in equal measures by kosmische, krautrock, minimal wave and synth soundtracks. This latest batch of instrumental cuts opens with...

"Following their much-acclaimed surprise, self-titled debut album Vermont from 2014, Motor City Drum Ensemble's Danilo Plessow and Innervisions's Marcus Worgull reunite for more synth daydreaming on the suitably titled II. The new outing continues where the first full-length left off, strolling further down the luminous and undulating path that the duo turned into, influenced in equal measures by kosmische, krautrock, minimal wave and synth soundtracks. This latest batch of instrumental cuts opens with...

"Deluxe remastered reissue of Barney Wilen's 1972 album Moshi, featuring additional artwork and a 20-page booklet of rare pictures, sheet music, and the original liner notes.
Includes a bonus DVD (packaged with exclusive artwork) of Caroline de Bendern's 1971 film à l'intention de Mlle Issoufou à Bilma, documenting this amazing African journey. Limited edition of 1000."

This album was recorded during an extended journey in Africa in 1970 and 1971 with a team of friends and musicians - the...

"The first vinyl release of Charlemagne Palestine's Godbear, a 1987 solo piano recording originally scheduled to sit alongside Sonic Youth and Swans in the catalogue of Glenn Branca's Neutral Records but eventually released on CD by the Dutch Barooni label in 1998. Although Palestine has worked in an enormous variety of media, his long form performances for solo piano are perhaps his most acclaimed works. Palestine immersed himself in the study of overtones throughout the 1960s, working first with...

We have exactly FOUR copies of this R.I.O. rarity left!
Platypus is the second album by this instrumental chamber rock/zeuhl/R.I.O. ensemble from Bordeaux, France. Sotos was formed in January of 1996. From the beginning the line up has been the same five young musicians on guitar, violin, cello, bass and drums, all of whom were students at the French National School of Music when they formed the group. In 1999, they recorded their first album which was released on the French Gazul label and which met...

Last copies in existence! Snooze and lose, baby!

Dave Kerman is in the forefront of contemporary "Rock In Opposition" (R.I.O.)-inspired progressive rock, his name appearing in multiple contexts as an internationally-reknown drummer and as a composer. He is one of the most in-demand drummers on the avant progressive scene, playing in the 5uus, U Totem, Thinking Plague, Present and Blast. Kerman founded his own band, the 5uu's, in 1984. Inspired by the European "Rock In Opposition" (RIO) movement's...

Miriodor have been making adventurous progressive rock music in Quebec for 20 years. They are among a handful of bands worldwide whose works convey all hallmarks of the ''R.I.O.'' school: adventurous and inspired compositions, rigorous musicianship, a ...

Last copies ever! This is synth music 101 and should be in any collection!
MMPMC were the world's first all synthesizer ensemble. This was their 2nd & final release, and was originally released in 1976. The music is a unique and extremely enjoyable blend of space electronics (ala Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze), minimal music (Terry Riley, Philip Glass), and contemporary classical & electronics (Gordon Mumma, John Cage).
This album showcases a uniquely American slant on synthesizer music by a...

Rich Woodson is a self-taught composer and guitarist who grew up on hard rock and heavy metal in Nashville, TN and San Antonio and Austin, TX. His major musical influences are Tim Berne, Frank Zappa, Watchtower (the 1980's Austin metal band, who invented the technical metal subgenre) and composer Charles Wuorinen.
This debut CD, performed by a crack band, comprising Rich on guitar, Aaron Stewart-tenor sax, Peter Epstein-soprano sax, Mat Fieldes-acoustic bass and John Hollenbeck-drums, is a bold and...

"Cartwright continues to astound...altogether foot-stomping and gregariously festive...but then again, we wouldn't expect anything less (5/5 stars)!"-All About Jazz

This is the second solo release by composer/saxophonist George Cartwright, best known as the leader of Curlew.
The Memphis Years pays tribute to Cartwright's five-year involvement in Memphis' well known music scene, and features some of that city's best musicians.
Cartwright collaborates with noted lyricist Paul Haines...

"Great new music...this is the sound of men at work who find themselves vigorously pursuing innovation...there is a wealth of melodic material here...all of which makes for an ear-opening journey..."-The Memphis Flyer.

The 2nd and final album by this band from rural Cookeville, TN, who mix late 1990's influences of postrock bands such Don Caballero with the progressive/experimental edge of This Heat, the Mahavishnu Orchestra and others. Let's just say this: these four young guys have a sound that..

Last copies. Buy now or forever hold thy whining.

Never before released, high quality live recordings from the band's 1983 German tour! This features Michel Berckmans-oboe/bassoon, Eino Haapala,-guitar, Lars Hollmer-keyboards, Hans Loelv...

For the aficionado, this is the original CD version. Quite different sonically! LONG out of print and definitely never coming back.

This is it. Last copies on Cuneiform forever & ever, amen! The last of their first, classic run in the 70s & 80s. Buy it now or weep forever and I won't care because you were warned!

The final Univers Zero album by their original formation finds the band expanded to their largest size and adding more contemporary touches to their distinctive sound.

One of the most instantly recognizable voices of jazz of the 50s, 60s and beyond. She influenced lots of indie rock bands' female vocalists with her youthful style.

When Blossom Dearie first emerged as a solo artist she was already unique in many ways. Straightaway there was that voice - kittenish, intimate, coquettish and understated where so many other jazz divas were straining to belt out every song. With the fascinating 1957-58 albums 'Give Him the Ooh-la-la' and 'Once Upon a Summertime'...

This is a reissue of a great, totally unknown electric jazz album from 1973 that was released on a tiny label in 1973 and disappeared without a trace.

The band is Sante Palumbo-electric piano & piano, Hugo Heredia-alto & tenor sax & flute, Sergio Farina-electric guitar, Marco Ratti-electric and double bass, Lino Liguori-drums.

My pal Ken turned me onto this album (he owns the original lp, which is how I know about it) and he totally nails it in his description below, but let me just say.

This is a reissue of a great, totally unknown electric jazz album from 1973 that was released on a tiny label in 1973 and disappeared without a trace.
The band is Sante Palumbo-electric piano & piano, Hugo Heredia-alto & tenor sax & flute, Sergio Farina-electric guitar, Marco Ratti-electric and double bass, Lino Liguori-drums.
My pal Ken turned me onto this album (he owns the original lp, which is how I know about it) and he totally nails it in his description below, but let me just say that...

These two albums represent the rarest progressive rock albums from the 70s from Australia.
Rob Thomsett is a guitarist who recorded Yaraandoo in 1975 and pressed 100 copies.
It's kind of primitive and kind of grungy in a Kraut-rockian way, with guitars, synths, Mellotron, etc.
Hara was the follow up and is more obviously 'proggy' and sounds more like a band-effort.

"Australia's burnt landscape is sketched in hypnotic washes of Moog oscillations, Bamboo flutes and tape delay. The..

This is priced here at more than 25% off the lowest wholesale price this ever goes for. A massive good deal.

"Excellent overview of sitar-infused music from the late 60s/early 70s (plus a few well-chosen outliers from later time periods). The foremost genre presented is, of course, psych rock, but there is also a fascinating sampling of pop, folk, prog, jazz and oddball kitsch -- all featuring that evocative instrument from the east, the sitar.
There are definitely a few dud songs to be found.

"This just might be the single greatest side of OTT psych/noise guitar oblivion ever put to disc from the most legendary Japanese underground group of all time, Les Rallizes Denudes: the mysteriously-named France Demo Tapes have previously only circulated on wildly dubious CD-R burns, often with contradictory and conflicting track listings/material but the session (whether it was actually recorded in France or not) is consistently dated as being from some time in the late '80s. This gloriously out-of...

"This King Biscuit Flower Hour recording of their Valentine’s Day show in 1989 at the legendary Tower Theater in Upper Darby PA charts their prestigious career and marks their return as a driving force in American rock music. As their third live recording, it is a proud companion to Two for the Show from 1978 and 1992’s Live at the Whiskey affirming the second of three chapters that make up the history of Kansas (so far).
“Pennsylvania discovered Kansas long before any other state in the Union,”...

Very good quality, prime-period bootleg (some distortion, but otherwise, very solid for the era) of the Mothers, recorded by Don Preston from the stage, playing a set during their mid/late prime on a show that only recently surfaced.

"This superb set documents The Mothers Of Invention's appearance at the 1968 Schaefer Music Festival, sponsored by the Schaefer Brewing Company and held at the Wollman Skating Rink in New York City's Central Park. In exchange for $4,000 and what the contract...

"A live concert conducted at the Wells Fargo Theatre in Los Angeles. The audience was comprised of 200 ardent fans on a invitation basis only. The set list includes twelve musical numbers and one talk track totaling seventy-two minutes of playing time. The (radio broadcast)... sound quality [is] exceptional. The audience/artist chemistry throughout the concert elevates the quality of Joni's performance. The audience members are equally welcoming, friendly and appreciative whether the artist is singing or..

Situated on the latter side of the progressive decade, Crack The Sky managed to escape wider attention in the 1970s thanks to a series of ill-managed mishaps. The release of their 1976 album Animal Notes would suffer the same fate as its predecessor gaining critical approval, but poor sales. Meanwhile, the band would amass a loyal following, sharing bills with the likes of Supertramp, ELO, Rush, Foreigner, Boston, Zappa and Be-Bop Deluxe.
Their legendary appearance in Long Island in 1976 provides a...

"Densely arranged soft-pop with strange edges (Moog, freaky strings, odd lyrics, distorted guitar)."-Richard Morton Jack

"Originally released in the summer of 1970, this unconventional psychedelic pop LP features several songs by the band's singer/guitarist Paul Giovanni, who went on to create the unforgettable music for 1973 cult classic film The Wicker Man. Combining vocal harmonies with distorted guitars, Moog synthesizer, saxophone, melodica and more to impressive effect, it makes its CD...

"2009 tribute to the late great father of the modern synthesizers. Moog and his glorious, poetic instruments are the historic foundation of Electronic music.

The original idea for Switched On Bob was to collect material for a multimedia-CD...

These recordings are all conducted by the composer.
"Of all the major composers of the 20th century, none was more warmly embraced by the world of Rock music than Stravinsky. Along with Edgard Varese, he was the principal influence on the...

"During his lifetime, Kimio Eto was considered to be Japan's foremost master of the koto, the ancient 13-string instrument of his native land. He, like so many, was attracted to the koto by both its beautiful tonal qualities and remarkable versatility. In his youth, Eto studied the koto under the great master Michio Miyagi with his first composition for the instrument, Omoide, being published at just seventeen years. Eto would prove to be a prolific composer and a musician of both feeling and...

Was there a finer, more sophisticated (and successful!) pop composer in the 60s than Burt Bacharach? Maybe Jimmy Web gives him a run for his money, but he wasn't as ubiquitous as Burt was. Or as rhythmically nuts, while selling millions of copies!
This is Burt as a successful composer, but before he reached his pinnacle of his 60s work with Dionne Warwick.

"The advantages of Bacharach's personal supervision was evidenced by such memorable hits as Jerry Butler's 'Make It Easy On Yourself'...

"The New Yorker critic Whitney Balliett once said her tiny wisp of a voice "would scarcely reach the second storey of a doll's house", while jazz critic Leonard Feather described it as "a voice in a million". Blossom Dearie pursued a singular career...

"2011 collection, a companion album to the book Journey To A Plugged In State Of Mind, an introduction to 100 years of Electronic Music. This release traces the early experiments in sound of Herbert Eimert, Bruno Maderna, Karel Goeyvaert and Pierre...

"Edgard Varese, Igor Stravinsky, Claude Debussy; the most influential musicans of the 20th century, each were composers of genius; innovators of daring and courage, whose work also had a great deal of influence in musical genres outside of the....

"Lambert Hendricks & Ross are still regarded as the finest jazz vocal group of all time: Their fame comes from their pioneering of vocalese; wordless vocals imitating instruments and they achieved this in an astonishing style that has never been surpassed. The EL edition is full of rarities, restored and reissued on compact disc for the first time including numerous superb pre-LHR recordings involving Dave Lambert Singers and Annie Ross and three LHR live tracks from a 1958 radio broadcast; including a...

This 2013 release was Todd's first new album of new, self-penned material since 2004's "Liars" album - so that's nearly a decade without anything from this 'true star'!
And it's his best release in years! As befits a great Todd release, he performs all the instruments and all the vocals.

Great collection of wonderful progressive folk and folk rock from the late 60s and early 70s from the Island label. If you don't know this scene, this is a fabulous way to check out a bunch of great bands at a stupid-low price.

"When visionary...

"An incredible pioneering electronic album recorded in the early 1970's, from the first Canadian artist signed to Island Records. Serious headphone music made under the influence of Stockhausen, John Cage, Ornette Coleman, Stravinsky, Frank Zappa, Weather Report, Charles Ives and others -- and with a sound that's often compared to that of early Eno and the first two Kraftwerk albums. Indefinable compositions integrate the earliest of portable synthesizers (ARP 2600 and EMS AKS) with acoustic instruments...

"More excellent Peter Dunton material from the autumn of 1969; trying to follow the chronology of Dunton’s projects is difficult—these tracks were recorded while the other original members of Please were recording the Bulldog Breed album for Deram, and just after Dunton had left Gun to rejoin forces with bass player Bernie Jinks, his co-leader in phase one of Please, and guitarist Nick Spenser, who had been in Neon Pearl with Dunton in 1967; in brief, here’s Dunton’s pedigree: Neon Pearl (1967), Please...