New Arrivals

New Arrivals
This is a repackaging of disc two - one of the discs of great stuff from the now long out of print Grow Fins box set, so it's utterly worthless if you own that and really good and worthwhile (and quite good sounding for 50 year old unreleased recordings) if you don't!

1 Electricity (1968 Live) 3: 42
2 Sure Nuff N Yes I Do (1968 Live) 2:57
recorded live at MIDEM Pop Festival, Cannes beach, France.

3 Rollin N Tumblin (1968 Live) 11:08
4 Electricity (1968 Live) 3:54

"Malian music is arguably the most sophisticated form of African music. Mr Bongo, who have long been entranced by Malian culture, and, in particular, the immense hypnotic beauty of Malian music, have put together a selection of songs from across the country. On this album you will find well-known artists sitting next to rarer discoveries. The Rail Band, who are one of the best known of all the big bands in Mali, gave us the stars Mory Kanté and Salif Keita. Les Amabassedeurs du Motel de Bamako were...

This band released one of my very favorite progressive rock albums of 2014. Here's what I know. Aquaserge are a French band who I first heard of about 7 years ago.
They have released 2 EPs (collected onto one CD) and a third release, Ce Tres Cher Serge, all of which are now out of print and hard to find now.
THeir fourth, A L'Amitie, rocked my world in 2014 and this 2017 release is their sixth (they had a very limited EP in between).
They seem to be finding an audience with their unique...

This band released one of my very favorite progressive rock albums of 2014. Here's what I know. Aquaserge are a French band who I first heard of about 7 years ago.
They have released 2 EPs (collected onto one CD) and a third release, Ce Tres Cher Serge, all of which are now out of print and hard to find now.
THeir fourth, A L'Amitie, rocked my world in 2014 and this 2017 release is their sixth (they had a very limited EP in between).
They seem to be finding an audience with their unique...

"You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 3 is a double disc collection of live recordings by Frank Zappa, spanning from December 10, 1971 to December 23, 1984. It was released in 1989.
"Sharleena" had been previously issued as a flexi disc in Guitar Player magazine. All the songs on disc one are by the 1984 band (except for brief segments of "Drowning Witch" edited in from the 1982 tour). Disc two includes performances from various years including a section of "King Kong" taken from the December...

This has one disc of the 1981/82 band:
Ray White – guitar, vocals
Steve Vai – guitar
Tommy Mars – keyboards, vocals
Scott Thunes – bass guitar
Chad Wackerman – drums
Ed Mann – percussion
Bobby Martin – saxophone, vocals, keyboards
the last track on this CD ends with Zappa's anger at some audience members tossing cigarettes on stage; after a warning to stop was not obeyed, the disc ends with Zappa stating, "Houselights! Concert's over!"
and one disc of the origin

"The 26-member Ensemble Modern performs FZ's 'most-humanly-impossible-to-play' compositions. Piano duets, string quintets & small ballets. Simply exquisite, with a 60-page booklet to explain it all. Originally released in 1993, it stayed on the classical chart for most of `94. Includes the tracks 'Outrage At Valdez,' 'None Of The Above,' & 'Welcome To The United States', plus arrangements of some of the most fiendishly difficult pieces from FZ's back catalogue & even a 'greatest hit' or two (some...

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"Analog transfer by Joe Travers 2012. Re-mastered by Bob Ludwig Gateway Mastering 2012." That means that the album is re-edited back to it's original form, as found on the original 1970 vinyl release for the VERY first time!

The final Mothers album was this fantastic but strange collection of unreleased studio and (mostly live) work from 1967-1969, contained in one of the greatest and most shocking rock and roll album covers of all time (rzzz!)...

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"Analog transfer by Joe Travers 2012. Mastered by Doug Sax, The Mastering Lab, 2012."

After Frank was thrown from the stage in London and broke his leg very badly, he was stuck in a wheelchair and couldn't tour for about 9 months. As Frank was always working, he decided to indulge himself in two larger-scale projects that wouldn't be practical to tour with, but were personally interesting to him. Waka/Jawaka was the first of the two, and...

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"The material on this album originally was intended to be part of a four-record set called Läther, prepared for release in 1977. Then Frank Zappa got into a disagreement with his record company, Warner Bros., and Läther was split up into several different releases as part of a contractual agreement. The results were dumped on the market during 1978 and 1979, while Zappa moved on to his own record label. Orchestral Favorites consists of material...

"Analog transfer by Joe Travers 2012. Source: Original 1975 analog master. Mastered by Bob Ludwig, Gateway Mastering, 2012."

There are lots and lots of highlights on this album, but any album with "Inca Roads" has gotta be good.

Legitimate vinyl reissue, taken from the original analog masters.
An undeservedly obscure German psychedelic jazz/rock band. By the time of this, their 3rd album, from 1973, they had their best-known line-up of:
Eddy Marron (guitars, sitar, zaz, tambura, mellotron, voice)
Reinhard Karwatky (bass, superstring, mellotron, synthesizer)
Peter Giger (drums, percussion)
Trippy tracks featuring Eastern/middle Eastern motifs, jazz fusion power & psychedelic mind expansion. Highly recommend

"This little CD of twenty-nine tracks from Frank's Utility Muffin Research Kitchen from his home/basement in the Hollywood Hills really serves as a mini-autobiography of his life and works. How may a composer's life's works be condensed onto a single, shiny plastic disc? Well, it can't, but FZ gave us a taste of what his life's works were all about: Let's just say the "good, bad, and ugly" of it. Yes, tracks 4 and 5 are genuine "booger stories," and who doesn't recount such sophomoric stories of one's...

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"FZ-edited original analog master transferred and re-mastered by Bernie Grundman 2008." That means that the album is re-edited back to it's original form, as found on the original 1969 vinyl release for the VERY first time!

For many people, this was their introduction to Zappa's world. Recorded with the help of Ian Underwood, Jean-Luc Ponty and a bunch of L.A. studio guys who undoubtedly relished being let off the leash to cut loose, this...

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"Released in 1988, Guitar may be the most important and ironically one of the least-known entries in Frank Zappa's voluminous discography -- which spans over seven-dozen LPs as of this writing. His proficiencies as a composer and instrumentalist have long been lauded. However, anthologies of this nature provide an outlet for the remarkable breadth and depth of Zappa's manual dexterity and...

EU, copy controlled version. To many this won't matter, but to some it might, so just FYI.

"Among electronic artists (as well as virtually the entire record industry), only Kraftwerk could construct a viable album by making only minimal adjustments to a sound they made definitive more than 30 years earlier. Tour de France Soundtracks, the group's first record in more than 15 years, is quintessentially Kraftwerk but still fits in well with contemporary dance trends like the experimental microhouse

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"Analog transfer by Joe Travers 2012. Mastered by Doug Sax, The Mastering Lab, 2012."

After Frank was thrown from the stage in London and broke his leg very badly, he was stuck in a wheelchair and couldn't tour for about 9 months. As Frank was always working, he decided to indulge himself in two larger-scale projects that wouldn't be practical to tour with, but were personally interesting to him. The Grand Wazoo was the second of the two...

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The very first album by Frank and the Mothers, recorded in early 1966. I'm not actually that big of a fan of this album, considering how much I love what came next, but it's still a really brave, striking and unique album for 1966.

"One of the most ambitious debuts in rock history, Freak Out! was a seminal concept album that somehow foreshadowed both art rock and punk at the same time. Its four LP sides deconstruct rock conventions right and...

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"Having recorded some works with a large orchestra in January 1983, in January 1984, Frank Zappa arranged for some of his chamber works to be performed by Pierre Boulez's Ensemble InterContemporain, a 16-piece group. "The Perfect Stranger," "Naval Aviation In Art?," and "Dupree's Paradise" were given this treatment, and the four remaining tracks are the product of Zappa's music synthesizer, the Synclavier. As usual, Zappa's "serious" works are

Hard to believe that we can offer this at such a great price, barely six months after it came out, but we can offer this at a great price, barely six months after it came out!

“Digitally remastered and expanded three CD set. Consider this the Uncle Meat deluxe edition! You get the original 1969 vinyl album mix restored and remastered on CD for the first time, plus loads upon loads of vault tracks from the studio and a few from the stage. But the real gems are the unreleased mix outtakes of....

This single disc compilation distills a good selection from X-Legged Sally's five albums.
Led by composer/reed player Peter Vermeersch, X-Legged Sally was a part of the fairly amazing Belgium avant-progressive scene all through the 90s. A large band (usually about a dozen players), it was Verloesem's first ensemble to really gain attention and it also can be looked at as the precursor to his currently large band, the also amazing Flat Earth Society.
All of X-Legged Sally's albums have been...

"With the raw energy of rock music, freedom of improvisation, and circularity of electronica, Three Trapped Tigers conjure the contained intensity of their namesake. Inspired by artists like Aphex Twin and Autechre, Tom Rogerson (keyboards, electronics, vocals) formed the band in London with Matt Calvert (guitar, synthesizer, electronics) in 2007, aiming to capture the Warp Records vibe in a live format."

"Like Battles but without the cumbersome Brooklyn connection, Three Trapped Tigers play...

This was recorded on the reformed Renaissance's short-lived reunion tour in 2001. The core members of Annie Haslam, Michael Dunford and Terry Sullivan appear here, and keyboardist Micky Simmonds (who has played with Camel and many others) fills pianist/keyboardist John Tout's role extremely well, as well as 2 other players.
The pieces performed are mostly their classics, with a few titles from their studio comeback album "Tuscany", which are probably better done here than on that original album....

Very odd and charming first album by the P.C.O., first released on Brian Eno's Obscure label in 1976. More electric than the acoustic-based systems music that the band would later be known for, this is still a minor classic!

40' of music; not *so* mini...
"The mighty K-X-P return from a year long studio hiatus with a new EP entitled History of Techno , with the band paying homage to the origins of the monotonic umpa umpa , also known as techno music.
For these Finns techno is sacred music religious, ancient drumming that has been echoing since the beginning of time. Shamanistic band lead leader and singer Timo Kaukolampi explains 'Techno is music that has a special undercurrent, a meta level or lizard brain...

"For their third album, Finnish quartet K-X-P – whose Twitter biog describes them as Original-Electronic-Motorhead-Space-Trance-Spiritual-Rock-Meditation-FreeJazz-Godz (!) – have decided to capture the raw energy of their live performances in the studio.
That description is not serious, of course, but neither is it far wrong, because their music is surprisingly adaptable, despite it not having an obvious melodic interest from first listen. Rather, it taps into a primal place of rhythm and percussion...

"For their third album, Finnish quartet K-X-P – whose Twitter biog describes them as Original-Electronic-Motorhead-Space-Trance-Spiritual-Rock-Meditation-FreeJazz-Godz (!) – have decided to capture the raw energy of their live performances in the studio.
That description is not serious, of course, but neither is it far wrong, because their music is surprisingly adaptable, despite it not having an obvious melodic interest from first listen. Rather, it taps into a primal place of rhythm and percussion...

"For their third album, Finnish quartet K-X-P – whose Twitter biog describes them as Original-Electronic-Motorhead-Space-Trance-Spiritual-Rock-Meditation-FreeJazz-Godz (!) – have decided to capture the raw energy of their live performances in the studio.
That description is not serious, of course, but neither is it far wrong, because their music is surprisingly adaptable, despite it not having an obvious melodic interest from first listen. Rather, it taps into a primal place of rhythm and percussion...

"The career of pianist and composer Heikki Sarmanto spans five decades and has seem him work with various genres from jazz and avantgarde to classical and even opera. His artistic roots lie, however, in the so-called new jazz music of the sixties. It is this free-flowing and more avant-garde side to Sarmanto that the three album series The Helsinki Tapes wants to emphasize. The music on these three albums was recorded live at the N-Club, a small basement rock club in Helsinki in 1971 and 1972. A far cry...

"The career of pianist and composer Heikki Sarmanto spans five decades and has seem him work with various genres from jazz and avantgarde to classical and even opera. His artistic roots lie, however, in the so-called new jazz music of the sixties. It is this free-flowing and more avant-garde side to Sarmanto that the three album series The Helsinki Tapes wants to emphasize. The music on these three albums was recorded live at the N-Club, a small basement rock club in Helsinki in 1971 and 1972. A far cry...

"The career of pianist and composer Heikki Sarmanto spans five decades and has seem him work with various genres from jazz and avantgarde to classical and even opera. His artistic roots lie, however, in the so-called new jazz music of the sixties. It is this free-flowing and more avant-garde side to Sarmanto that the three album series The Helsinki Tapes wants to emphasize. The music on these three albums was recorded live at the N-Club, a small basement rock club in Helsinki in 1971 and 1972. A far cry...

The classic first (and best!) album from this Spanish band is out of print world wide, but we managed to find a small number and here they are! 100% essential and very uniquely Spanish progressive rock from the classic era. This is a fabulous 1976 Spanish melodic progressive/fusion album with big swatches of influences from Spanish folk music. They were a quartet of keyboards (Joan Albert Amargos, of Feliu i Joan Albert fame), guitar, bass and drums, plus other instruments as guests. This is from the...

"Jamie Saft has been a significant presence on RareNoiseRecords since the label’s inception: as band leader on New Zion w. Cyro’s ‘Sunshine Seas’ (on piano, analogue keyboards, bass and guitar with percussionist Cyro Baptista) and on The New Standard (on piano and organ with bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Bobby Previte), on celebrated quartet collaborations with Wadada Leo Smith (Red Hill, on piano) and Roswell Rudd (Strength&Power, on piano), as well as on a number of deep free music collaborations...

This has been out of print for some years and completely unavailable on these shores. Well worth getting if you don't already have it.
A repressing of bassoonist/oboeist/saxist/composer Lindsay's first two solo albums. Lindsay first made her name in Henry Cow and was also greatly featured in News From Babel. Both of these were film scores.

"Consists of the whole of the LP previously issued as Re/arc and most of "The Golddiggers".
Featuring Lindsay Cooper, Sally Potter, Phil Minton...

"The experimental Budapest-based trio of guitarist Ádám Mészáros, bassist Ernö Hock and drummer András Halmos once again bridges hellacious free jazz, throbbing hardcore rock and spacious world and ambient music on their ecstatic, envelope-pushing opus, Summa.
Formed in 2012, each member of JÜ is an accomplished player on the Budapest scene. Beside dozens of Hungarian groups, the members have played with such internationally acclaimed musicians as John Zorn, Eugene Chadbourne, Charles Gayle, Chris...

WHILE THEY LAST: We have a limited number of copies of this brand new album on special for $6.00 off the regular price!
What a great idea! These are wonderful albums and Ralf und Florian won't let us hear them. So, you can hear Zeitkratzer do them!
And this is wonderfully performed by a 10 piece chamber-ish ensemble, showing that great music can be played by any instruments.

"Karlrecords celebrates its tenth birthday, and Zeitkratzer celebrate their 20th with necessary re-interpretation

This is the French National Jazz Orchestra - on this recording a 10 piece band - who have a revolving cast of artistic directors.
This is a frighteningly good, stunningly complex album of electric jazz that is on the level of complexity, especially rhythmically of someone like Albert Marcoeur or Arrigo Barnabe, if either of those two were writing 'jazz' (which this barely qualifies as, but that's a conversation for another day).
Lots of great stuff going on at fairly blinding speed and those who.

Leon Thomas - vocals
Ian Carr - trumpet & flugelhorn
Karl Jenkins - oboe & piano
Brian Smith - soprano & tenor sax, flute
Chris Spedding - guitar
Jeff Clyne - bass
John Marshall - drums
"The first official release of the June 1970 Montreux Jazz Festival concert, from the analogue 1/4" master tape, featuring trumpeter Ian Carr’s pioneering jazz/rock ensemble Nucleus, very early in their career, performing with US vocalist Leon Thomas on a set of Thomas’ repertoire...

Musica Urbana is one of the great bands of the Spanish progressive scene. Their fairly well known first, from 1976, is a stone classic.
This is their much less well known second release, and which has been hard to find for decades now. I don't personally rate it quite as highly as their 1st, but I don't rate much quite as highly as their first....!
Joan Albert Amargos: keyboards, sax, clarinets, whistle
Carles Benavent / bass, mandolin, cuica
Jordi Bonell / electric guitar, spanish guita

I guess you just can't keep a great album down! This is the 3rd or 4th edition of this fantastic 1994 effort from John Greaves, which is, imo, his single finest work.
This is a great mid 90s release & probably his best solo album, with great songs & great performances, especially by guest vocalist Robert Wyatt on three stunningly beautiful tracks; maybe some of Robert's best vocal work ever! Yes, really!
In addition to Roberts vocals, you'll find vocalists S'Ange, Caroline Loeb and Kristoffer...

Could they really have made this release's cover more cringe-worthy?
Having said that, this is a brilliant math-rock release comparable to Horse Lords, but 'prettier'. Really great.
Ricki Thomson - Drums
Ross Macpherson - Drums
Jack Weir - Guitar, Percussion
Cameron Cullen - Guitar, Keys, Sampler
Bruce Wallace - Guitar, Synth

"This instrumental 5-piece consists of members and ex-members of Super Adventure Club, Secta Rouge and Jackie Treehorn (sadly R.I.P.), three ban

Michael Garrick - piano, harpsichord, celeste Don Rendell - soprano & alto saxophone, flute
Ian Carr - trumpet
Jim Philip - flute
Coleridge Goode - double bass
Trevor Tomkins - percussion
A previously unreleased Brit-jazz treasure in excellent sound, mastered from the analog 1/4" master reel.
"Prelude to Heart is a Lotus is a 1968 BBC Jazz in Britain recording now released for the first time. Pianist and composer Michael Garrick was 35 years old and together with close associ

Is there anything better than a new Iva Bittova album? Well, maybe a new Iva Bittova and Cikori album!
This features
Iva Bittova-singing, violin, percussion
Valdimir Vaclavek-electric and acoustic guitars
Jaromir Honzak-double bass and bass guitar
Oskar Torok-trumpet
and some guests, including Hamid Drake on drums!
Vocally, she sounds great, as she always does, and this has a more languid, relaxed, jazzy sound than some of her releases and might actually serve as a great..

New, much lower price!
Avant chamber-rock with R.I.O. type leanings and modern production touches and values. Very good stuff from a band who has been doing it their own way for nearly 20 years!

"Four years after their fairly subdued ‘The Shepherd’s Dream’ album, Die Anarchistische Abendunterhaltung, commonly known as DAAU, are finally ready to launch a new recording. ‘Eight Definitions’ is the seventh album by the Antwerp based band in twenty years.

Since their last record, DAAU’s...

Recorded between 1970-1971 and released as a double album on John Peel's Dandelion label, this album set the template for basically everything Lol did later; location-recorded solo works lead into group improvisations lead into strange songs from the 1920s resurrected for piano and voice, into a group of schoolchildren singing "I am the Walrus" into "A Series of Superbly Played Mellotron Codas", etc. etc. etc.
Appearing here are Kevin Ayers, Mike Oldfield, David Bedford, Pierre Courbois, Jasper...

The ZFT has happily seen fit to make generally available (that means, available to us) a lot of items that were previously available by mail only from the ZFT. And at lower prices too!

"The live band featured on the recording included Lady Bianca on vocals, who only toured with Zappa's band for a few weeks in the fall of 1976. One cut from this concert ("Wind Up Workin' in a Gas Station") was released on You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6 in 1992. Prior to the release of Philly '76, no...

The ZFT has happily seen fit to make generally available (that means, available to us) a lot of items that were previously available by mail only from the ZFT. And at lower prices too!

"Joe's Menage is a live album by Frank Zappa, posthumously released on October 1, 2008. It contains previously unreleased material from 1975. It is the fourth album in the "Joe's Corsage" series, which is devoted to various rarities compiled by Joe Travers for the Zappa Family Trust. This album contains material...

A fine sounding recording of one of Ornette's great bands:
Ornette, Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden & Ed Blackwell!

"This group, with Ornette, Dewey Redman (tenor and musette), Charlie Haden and Ed Blackwell, is somewhat under-recorded. This very well-recorded concert recording helps amend that. The performances are also excellent - high-spirited, exuberant, free. Ornette in particular seems to be in a very good mood. His improvisations are spectacular. But Dewey plays very well, too. Highly...

Nicely packaged release from composer and percussionist Alex Cline and his musical pals. This is [apparently] the final release from Cryptogrammophone (who can blame them] and this is a beautifully packaged and wonderful goodbye, if so....
Nels Cline, electric guitars
G.E. Stinson, electric guitars
Wayne Peet, electric piano, organ
Yuka C. Honda, electric keyboards, samples
Scott Walton, bass, keyboard
Chi Li, erhu, zhonghu, zheng, qin
Jeff Gauthier, electric violin..

Henry Kaiser is one of the great improvising guitarists. His music has grown and changed over the 4 decades he's been making music, but whose work has always had big roots in the 60s psychedelic rock of his home in the San Francisco area.
Bob Bralove is a keyboardist who was the keyboardist for the Grateful Dead during their final 8 years of existence. So, obviously, they have a lot to musically say to each other here.
Henry told me that they worked with live improvising of guitar and piano...