New Arrivals

New Arrivals
Percussionist Bill Bruford (best known for his work with King Crimson) and pianist Michiel Borstlap (who has collaborated with Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock) stretch the boundaries of both jazz and progressive rock in this concert video, recorded during a pair of 2002 performances in Holland. Bill Bruford/Michiel Borstlap: In Concert in Holland features these master musicians improvising on a set of 12 songs; selections include &Game of Chess," &"Two Left Shoes," &"Peacock Strut," &"Mister B.B.,"...

“This live performance by Bill Bruford's Earthworks smokes, sizzles, and catches fire. Never mind that the video quality is not pristine... the music more than makes up for it. It's like listening to a great recording of sizzling live jazz performance, with the bonus of being able to see the musicians as they create it. The sometimes "lo-fi" video quality just adds to the atmosphere of what it might have been like to be at the club the night this was captured. If you like authentic acoustic jazz mixed ...

"Pharaoh Overlord steer an exceedingly singular course on their forthcoming album, Zero. Augmented by Antti Boman (Demilich) and Hans Joachim Irmler (Faust), the psychedelic supergroup (consisting of members from Circle) have taken their oeuvre to a whole new psychiatric plateau on their ninth studio album. Libido-driven arithmetics do not apply on these aberrant tracks. Zero provides an offbeat rock implosion, with its sonic realm contorting inwards like a sapient voice muffled by the gentle void of...

"An album and a singles collection at the same time, Fab Four Suture stitches together four limited-edition EPs Stereolab released in the fall of 2005 and spring of 2006. Over the years, the group has made a reputation for having EPs and singles -- and therefore, singles collections -- that are just as good, if not better, than their albums, as comps like Switched On and Aluminum Tunes attest. Stereolab has also always been very democratic about making sure fans can get their hands on nearly all of their...

This great archival release is out of print on CD. These are left-over MARKED PROMO copies from back when we did that sort of thing for these sorts of people. They have a large, very neat hole through the barcode, and are unsealed, but are otherwise completely new. There are exactly 8 of these, so have at them if you want them

These are the last copies in existence, and it will not ever be reprinted by us, so if you want this in CD format, strike now!

Founding members of the...

A very great collection of unreleased live and studio recordings from the very exciting post-Henry Cow band of Chris Cutler.

"Cassiber (phonetically: 'a message smuggled out of prison') crashed like a locomotive into the 'Deutsche Neue Welle.'
Founded by Heiner Goebbels, Alfred Harth, Christoph Anders, and Chris Cutler (his first major project after News From Babel), Cassiber managed to fuse materials and attitudes drawn from experimental rock, fringe jazz, punk, pop, plunderphonics...

"Ad Hoc Records' new, four-panel digipack reissue of The Hat Shoes debut album will be especially welcomed by lovers of intelligent and thoughtful progressive music, with a hint of Romanticism.
Originally released in 1991, Differently Desperate is a studio offering of diverse avant-pop songs by a 'super-group' comprised of members Bill Gilonis (The Work), Catherine Jauniaux (Fluvial), Charles Hayward (This Heat, Camberwell Now) and Tom Cora (Skeleton Crew, Curlew). There's also a slew of well-known...

Biota is a unique project consisting of both musicians and artists. Their work is complex, subtle, vast, exquisite and powerful. Layers and layers of processed sound, all originating in played, mostly acoustic sources. All CD's come with books of prints by their visual art component.

"Stunning work that breaks new ground; an extraordinary achievement that was 3 years in the making and rewrote lot of rules in passing. With texts and singing by the inimitable Susanne Lewis, the CD also features...

This contains their great 1973 Top Gear performance and a substantial amount of extra material, and even two outtakes from their albums, all of which have never been released!
Despite it saying ‘BBC’, nearly all of this was recorded at Wumme during the group’s classic early 70s period and is like a great lost album by them and even includes their ‘lost’ sixth member, Arnulf Meifurt, who only appears on the 1st album and ‘Tapes’.

“With his new album Songs of Resistance 1948 - 2018, Ribot—one of the world’s most accomplished and acclaimed guitar players—set out to assemble a set of songs that spoke to this political moment with appropriate ambition, passion, and fury.
The eleven songs on the record are drawn from the World War II anti-Fascist Italian partisans, the U.S. civil rights movement, and Mexican protest ballads, as well as original compositions, and feature a wide range of guest vocalists, including Tom Waits, Steve...

“The reissue of the long out of print -- and never before officially issued in the US -- trilogy of albums by Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes, 1970's N°2, 1971's Âme Debout, and 1972's Paix.
The presentation of these foundational LPs, arguably the group's finest hours on wax, fills in a crucial missing link in the canon of psychedelic and experimental music of the 60s and 70s.
In a lineage with other uncompromising women singers such as Edith Piaf, Nico, and Diamanda Galas, Ribeiro's is a sound of...

“The reissue of the long out of print -- and never before officially issued in the US -- trilogy of albums by Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes, 1970's N°2, 1971's Âme Debout, and 1972's Paix.
The presentation of these foundational LPs, arguably the group's finest hours on wax, fills in a crucial missing link in the canon of psychedelic and experimental music of the 60s and 70s.
In a lineage with other uncompromising women singers such as Edith Piaf, Nico, and Diamanda Galas, Ribeiro's is a sound of...

“The reissue of the long out of print -- and never before officially issued in the US -- trilogy of albums by Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes, 1970's N°2, 1971's Âme Debout, and 1972's Paix.
The presentation of these foundational LPs, arguably the group's finest hours on wax, fills in a crucial missing link in the canon of psychedelic and experimental music of the 60s and 70s.
In a lineage with other uncompromising women singers such as Edith Piaf, Nico, and Diamanda Galas, Ribeiro's is a sound of...

Fred Frith: Electric Guitar, Organ
Jason Hoopes: Electric Bass, Double Bass
Jordan Glenn: Drums, Percussion

“With their second album the Fred Frith Trio with Jason Hoopes (Bass) and Jordan Glenn (Drums) continues to explore the dimension of the guitar trio. "Closer to the Ground" is all about sound, mood, texture, ideas, and atmosphere. Playful, intimate, and bound together, the Fred Frith Trio reminds us of what listening is all about.
With a lifetime of experience across almost...

Ambrose Akinmusire - trumpet (1 & 5)
Dayne Stephens - tenor saxophone (1, 2, 5 & 6)
Carmen Staaf - piano
Matt Penman - bass
Allison Miller - drums & percussion

“Scientists spend long hours investigating their passions, delving into the complex details of their research in pursuit of new knowledge. In a science fair, they demonstrate their findings, making them accessible and even fun. As a combustion reaction generates heat and light, a similar reaction happens between soun

Caleb Curtis - alto saxophone, trumpet
Kenny Paxton - tenor saxophone , clarinet
Adam Coté - double bass, mellotron
Shawn Baltazor - drums, percussion
Jason Moran - piano
Ben Rubin - mellotron, additional bass

“It’s almost trite to mention the indelible mark that saxophonist Charlie Parker left on the world of culture at large, and more specifically with the practitioners of jazz, the music that he redefined. In the years since his death, his music has been covered...

Valentin Ceccaldi-cello
Theo Ceccaldi-violin
Sylvain Darrifourcq-drums, percussion, zither
This very unique trio were the surprise killers of Rock In Opposition 2017 and this is their second CD.
Is it avant-progressive rock? modern classical? jazz? Yes. I suppose it is.

“Strongly influenced by Faulkner’s and Beckett’s novels, where various timeframes and subjectivities unfold in a disorderly manner, almost in a barely comprehensive language ; this music has been composed...

“‘music for sketches' is the result of a decade of musical exploration and experimenting by the swedish composer Tobias Svensson. it features four tracks, all blending in between modern classical, jazz, electronic music and ambient music. the minimalistic elements are always present, although the soundscape varies between the timidest piano playing to atmospheric large sounds.
"music for sketches was born out of drawings. i wanted to find the perfect sounds to enhance your imagination for when...

"'The legendary Aphex Twin returns bringing the heat once more! One of the most spectacular and critically lauded artists in the world, the Collapse EP is one surely not to be missed!!! For nearly three decades Aphex Twin has reigned as The God of Electronic Music. His tunes have packed dancefloors, soundtracked late night sessions and highlighted festivals around the globe. The emotional crescendos he manages to sculpt from his melodies take the listener on a roller coaster of feelings. Also known...

40 years after their first release together in Tin Huey, two fifths of the Huey’s made an album together (and there won’t be another, as Ralph died at the end of 2017).

"Ralph Carney calls and says, "How come there are no more silly bands? Let's do a project! I miss your creativity!" I say "I miss yours!", so we come up with the idea of doing songs about obscure holidays. We pass tracks back and forth, and bingo... we have enough material for a whole record. Big fun! Hope you enjoy it!-Chris Butle

Extremely good, modern Scandinavian progrock, with a lot of inspiration from the good ol' days. This comes from compiling three cassette only releases (just like the good ol' days!) and is released here on CD for the very first time (it was released on vinyl earlier).

"Featuring members from a.o. Tusmorke, Black Magic, The Switch and Dr. Kay & His Interstellar Tone Scientists, Norwegian outfit Jordsjo plays symphonic folk and progressive rock. This self-titled double-LP contains the tracks from...

“Factory Benelux presents a deluxe edition of Without Mercy, the fourth studio album by cult Manchester group The Durutti Column, originally issued in 1984 and widely regarded as Vini Reilly's most ambitious album. In 1983, Durutti Column mentor/manager Tony Wilson asked Vini Reilly to abandon fleeting guitar miniatures in favor of a long-form modern classical piece. The result was an ambitious 20 minute instrumental suite, Without Mercy, performed by core Durutti duo Vini Reilly and Bruce Mitchell...

“Two CD anthology from British post-punk guitarist Vini Reilly. M24J (Anthology) is a collection of valuable passages recorded by The Durutti Column between 1979 and 2011 for various iterations of Factory Records, including poignant tributes to manager/mentor Anthony H. Wilson. The Durutti Column band formed in 1978 in Manchester, England. Reilly is often accompanied by Bruce Mitchell on drums and Keir Stewart on bass, keyboards and harmonica. They were among the first acts signed to Factory Records by ...

This is pretty great stuff, but much of the music here predates synthesizers in general usage. Expect to hear violins, harmoniums, vocals, hand drums, etc.

“In Sudan, the political and cultural are inseparable. In 1989, a coup brought a hardline religious government to power. Music was violently condemned. Many musicians and artists were persecuted, tortured, forced to flee into exile - and even murdered, ending one of the most beloved music eras in all of Africa and largely denying Sudan's...

Joel Harrison: Guitar, dobro, 6 string banjo, National Steel, voice
David Binney: Saxophone
Jon Cowherd: Piano, Hammond B-3 organ, Wurlitzer
Uri Caine: Piano, Fender Rhodes
Chris Tordini, Stephan Crump: Upright Bass
Brian Blade, Allison Miller: Drums
Darol Anger, Christian Howes: Violin
Hank Roberts: Cello
Nels Cline: Guitar
Alecia Chakour, Everett Bradley, Theo Bleckmann, Nicki Logan, Brian Blade: voice

“My goal on the latest Free Country recording is a

“It's hard to quarrel with an album devoted to the music of Wayne Shorter, and Rachel Z certainly has the pedigree to pursue such a project. Having co-created Shorter's masterful High Life with him, she is well qualified to interpret and expand on his lengthy catalog of high-quality jazz compositions. Interestingly, for those familiar with her primarily through her synthesized electronics on that album, here she plays only acoustic piano, and quite well. This trio sounds bigger than it is, and that's...

"On December 10, 2007, Led Zeppelin took the stage at London’s O2 Arena to headline a tribute concert for dear friend and Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. What followed was a two-hour-plus tour de force of the band’s signature blues-infused...

"When you listen to Susanne Sundfor it's no surprise that she is Norway's most critically acclaimed artist of the year and one of its most successful emerging new artists, with The Silicone Veil going straight to #1 in the Norwegian charts earlier in...

“Canadian singer/harpist Loreena McKennitt returns to her roots on The Wind That Shakes the Barley, making an album more in the traditional style of her 25-year-old debut, Elemental, than the more adult alternative hybrid efforts that have been more typical of her work since. Thus, the Celtic side of her music is emphasized in the inclusion of Scottish and Irish traditional songs like the title track, "The Star of the County Down," and "On a Bright May Morning." The last song prominently features her...

This is a nice documentary with some great footage included, but what you and I are really getting this for (at least *I* am) is the really high quality, never-before seen performances from Miami Pop Fest ('68) and New York Pop Fest ('70)....

"This tenth recording from the now legendary quartet reminds listeners that, while smooth jazz often gets better press, there are still fans of honest to God inventive electric fusion who will eat up this type of powerfully rocking and energetic project. Bassist Baron Browne joined the core trio of Steve Smith (drums), Frank Gambale (guitar), and Tom Coster (keyboards) in 1998, and provides a rollicking bouncy energy throughout on tunes like the feisty Herbie Hancock ode "Soul Principle" and the '60s...

This is a great, late period 'old style' Sun Ra lp; it's his first NYC recording, as far as can be told, but it sonically has much more in common with his Chicago recordings of the late 50s, which is my very, very favorite period of his work. Highly recommended.

"Sun Ra's only release for the Savoy label is a gem. Recorded in October of 1961, this is probably the first recording the Arkestra made after arriving in New York. As such, you're dealing with a smallish Arkestra (seven main...

Talk Talk were a wanky, mid 1980s pop band who fairly quickly became sonic explorers, using tremendous amounts of space and ideas in their music, and, as someone once pointed out, it could definitely be argued that what they did once they started experimenting helped to found the spacious sound of the 'post-rock' movement. This was their fifth and final release, a hugely experimental album, and a great album that still has roots in song-form while reaching way beyond, with a lot of ambiance and...

“One would be hard-pressed to name a rock album whose influence has been as broad and pervasive as The Velvet Underground & Nico. While it reportedly took over a decade for the album's sales to crack six figures, glam, punk, new wave, goth, noise, and nearly every other left-of-center rock movement owes an audible debt to this set. While The Velvet Underground had as distinctive a sound as any band, what's most surprising about this album is its diversity. Here, the Velvets dipped their toes into dreamy..

Surely you already own this, one of the greatest live rock albums ever made? You don't? And here it is in a hugely expanded version, which sounds fantastic. AND IT’S NOW SO INEXPENSIVE!

"The Feb 14, 1970 Leeds show which provided The Who with their first official live album is widely regarded by collectors as not only one of the group's finest-ever shows, but one of the greatest live shows in rock history.
The original album included only 35 minutes of the 120 minute show, and was still one

“Digitally remastered edition of this posthumous 1970 album from the Jazz legend. The album was recorded on June 10 and June 16, 1965. As its title indicates, Transition was a bridge between classic quartet recordings like A Love Supreme and the more experimental works of Coltrane's last years.“

“Condemned by many critics as John Coltrane's worst album, Om suffers only in comparison to the great works that preceded it. Also issued in 1965, Ascension had stunned the jazz world with the blunt force of its innovation -- a swirling maelstrom of noise, it was an answer to the challenge that had been posed by Ornette Coleman's Free Jazz several years earlier. For all the sonic assault that Pharoah Sanders and Coltrane mustered up on Ascension, however, it contained some surprisingly clear solos and...

“Trane's two blazing performances at Newport in 1963 and 1965 have now been reissued onto one bargain CD! The 1963 performance, even though it featured Roy Haynes on drums instead of regular Elvin Jones, has long been counted among Coltrane's most fiery performances; it appears here with an unreleased extended version of Impressions. Jones is back behind the kit for the 1965 performance, which consists of just two tracks, One Down, One Up and My Favorite Things. Transforming music from a great artist.”

When Chick Corea was just a struggling pianist who was trying to establish his post-Miles solo career, he 'rented' himself and his brand new band, Return to Forever, to Getz for a tour, telling Getz that he came prepared with music for Getz to play.
So, what came out was a tour with lots of Stan's tenor playing over Chick's tunes and a great, modern band (Stanley Clarke! Tony Williams!!) and a definite early electric jazz vibe.
An anomaly in both Chick's and Stan's career, but a very happy one.

You NEED this: This is where both Captain Beefheart and a zillion great 60s English (and other) bands stole the basic framework of their sound. You wanna hear where Led Zep and Captain Beefheart and The Rolling Stones ALL came from? It's right here!...

“The driving force behind some of the best-selling and critically-acclaimed records in history, by 1987 Rogers Waters had long since parted ways with his Pink Floyd cohorts. Having left the group on acrimonious terms - not helped by the controversies surrounding The Final Cut album and the ongoing court battles over the Pink Floyd name - Waters had by this juncture put out two solo albums, The Pros And Cons Of Hitch Hiking and Radio K.A.O.S., in addition to having contributed to the score of animated...

Ken Vandermark: Saxophone, Clarinet
Nate Wooley: Trumpet
Sylvie Courvoisier: Piano
Tom Rainey: Drums Percussion

“It was only during Ken Vandermark's residency at the Jazz club The Stone in January 2016 that Vandermark found himself in the same vicinity as Nate Wooley, Sylvie Courvoisier and Tom Rainey. A year later they went into the studio with nine compositions – three each by Courvoisier, Vandermark and Wooley.
These four musicians have well-documented, distinct personalitie

“This remarkable project features three Philadelphia musicians paying tribute to one of Philly’s most enigmatic and important musical visionaries—The Legendary Hasaan. Hasaan Ibn Ali was born in 1931 and made only one commercial release in his lifetime which has of course become a cult classic.
Combining the craggly dissonances of Monk with the spidery lines of Elmo Hope, and the muscular intensity of Cecil Taylor, his music and theories were a huge influence on Coltrane, McCoy Tyner, and countless...

One of the greatest, most idiosyncratic & original bands ever. This is a previously unheard version of MDK, recorded about 9 months before the released version, & with some unique differences too! Be prepared for some intense listening, as these all feature amazing playing & a truly twisted vision.

"From the very first short version recorded in the summer of 1971 on the compilation album “PUISSANCE 13 + 2” to the spring 1973 version on the eponymous album, “MEKANIK DESTRUKTIW KOMMANDOH” slowly...

One of the greatest, most idiosyncratic & original bands ever. This is their 3rd & is rightly considered a avant/prog classic and the start of Zeuhl. Very strongly vocal, which either makes it a great place to start, if you love 'Klingon opera', as someone once called Magma, or one of the very worst places to start with this magnificent band!
Be prepared for some intense listening, as these all feature amazing playing & a truly twisted vision.

Christian VANDER drums, vocaux
Claude ENGEL guitars, flute, vocaux
Francis MOZE bass électric bass
François CAHEN piano
Teddy LASRY saxophone soprano, flute, horns
Richard RAUX saxophones alto & ténor, flute
Alain CHARLERY "Paco" trumpet, percussions
Klaus BLASQUIZ vocals

One of the greatest, most idiosyncratic & original bands ever. Their 1st album, this is baby steps for the band Nice, but don't start here.
“At the end of the 1960s - a time when the

Daimon Santa Maria / vocals, flute
Randy Preston / guitar, vocals
James McCaffrey / guitar, vocals
Jake Hughes / keyboards
Cody McCorry / bass, Theremin, saw
Kevin Grossman / drums, percussion
with:
Joe Gullace / trumpet
Ian Gray / trombone
Joonas Lemetyinen / trombone
AJ Merlino / percussion, vibes

A young, brash progressive rock outfit from Asbury Park, NJ, the band are equally influenced by jam band styles and progressive styles.
A good com

Ángel Ontalva – guitar
Alexander Kuzovlev – guitar, mandoline
Vitaly Borodin – violin, dictophone loops
Alexey Klabukov – keys, synths
Arkady Fedotov – bass, synth, noises
Ivan Fedotov – drums, wave drum

This live disc was the bonus disc with the very first copies made of Carta Marina, the somewhat unexpected and really great collaboration between the Spanish guitarist Angel Ontalva, the leader of October Equus and this fabulous space rock band from Russia...

Ángel Ontalva – guitar
Alexander Kuzovlev – guitar, mandoline
Vitaly Borodin – violin, dictophone loops
Alexey Klabukov – keys, synths
Arkady Fedotov – bass, synth, noises
Ivan Fedotov – drums, wave drum

This is the latest studio release from Vespero as of this writing and it is the somewhat unexpected and really great collaboration between the Spanish guitarist Angel Ontalva, the leader of October Equus and this fabulous space rock band from Russia.
For...

Klaus Blasquiz-vocals, percussion
Claude Osmos-guitar
Michel Graillier-keyboards
Gerard Bikialo-keyboards
Jannick Top-bass
Christian Vander-drums

There are certain bands and certain tours in music that assume rightly legendary status.
The European tour of April 1964 by Charle Mingus comes to mind as one for me, as does – in an entirely different way – the European tour in the early spring of 1974 by this edition of Magma.
There are several live recorded sets...