New Arrivals

New Arrivals
“The Real Great Escape is Larry's eighth album as a leader. This was released in 1973 on the Vanguard label. Steve Marcus is featured on saxophone, Mervin Bronson on bass, Mike Mandel on keyboards, and Harry Wilkinson on drums. It peaked at number 35 on the Jazz Albums chart. Larry Coryell was an American jazz guitarist known as the "Godfather of Fusion". He was one of the pioneers of jazz-fusion with his group The Eleventh House. He recorded numerous albums on the Vanguard label all through the 1970s.”

“Recorded in 1972, guitarist Larry Coryell's Offering has often been overlooked because it was the album that was released just before the debut of his legendary fusion band the Eleventh House. It's too bad, too, since Coryell's playing here is so inspired and free of the intellectual trappings of some of his later work. The band on Offering is a crack jazz-rock outfit made up of drummer Harry Wilkinson, bassist Melvyn Bronson, soprano saxophonist Steve Marcus, and electric pianist Mike Mandel (also a...

“Slapp Happy meanwhile was planning its second record for Virgin. One night the trio showed up at the quartet's door and proposed that the two groups make the second Slapphappy LP together...Henry Cow jumped at the chance and Desperate Straights was the result. It's still a gem to my ears, and now at last it's possible to release it, properly re-mastered (by Bob Drake), its sound closer to the original tapes even than our earlier Nimbus vinyl pressing. Great songs, great arrangements, great performances...

Cornelius Cardew: Piano, Cello, Transistor Radio
Lou Gare: Tenor Saxophone, Violin
Eddie Prevost: Percussion
Keith Rowe: Electric Guitar, Transistor Radio
Lawrence Sheaff: Cello, Accordion, Clarinet, Transistor Radio

Originally recorded and released in 1966, this has long been considered one of the early high-watermarks of contemporary improvised music/sound.
AMM were one of the first completely non-idiomatic free improvising ensembles, and this was their very first releas

Bob Drake: drums, bass, backing vocals, tapes, viola
Susanne Lewis: vocals, guitar, viola, accordion, synths

Venus Handcuffs is an early, pre-Hail project by Bob Drake and Susanne Lewis, both of whom were working in Thinking Plague at the time they were also simultaneously doing this duo work.

"Referred to as "a cross between Throbbing Gristle and Nick Cave" during the band's lifetime, Venus Handcuffs got their start in the ranks of Colorado's most far-reaching band, Thinking...

“"Instrumental Album Of The Year: 1984” – Folk Roots

“Wow. This is probably the greatest album from the 80's I've ever heard, and who knew such an unbelievably amazing folk album was even made in the 80's? Apparently not many...which is such a shame. For fans of folk guitar this album is a must.”-rate yourmusic

In the early 1980s, Andy was a member of The Lowest Note, who released singles on Woof (Tim Hodgkinson’s label) and was part of the London underground scene tied into the extended .

Surprisingly very good sound for a previously unreleased, 50 year old recording!

“JazzFest Berlin (also known as the Berlin Jazz Festival) is a jazz festival based in Berlin, Germany. Originally called the "Berliner Jazztage" (Berlin Jazz Days), until 1980 when the name was changed), it was founded in 1964. Also appearing in 1968 were Herbie Mann, Carla Thomas, Don Cherry with Pharoah Sanders, Don Ellis (who makes a guest appearance with Brian Auger), Gary Burton, Elvin Jones, Muddy Waters with...

“Rabbit Rabbit Radio is the song-spinning duo of Carla Kihlstedt and Matthias Bossi. Collectively, they are founding members of Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Tin Hat, 2 Foot Yard, Causing a Tiger, The Book of Knots, and Fred Frith's Cosa Brava.
Drawing on their love of both art & folk song, industrial & improvised music and heart-wrenching balladry, their songs are raw, beautiful, sparse and rich.
Originally these songs came out on the duo's bandcamp page. Subscribers got new songs as soon as they.

This combines their 2002 progressive / ambient / techno / psyche release ‘The Isness’ with the collection of more tracks from the same sessions released several years later.

“After six years of almost dead silence from the greatest ambient band out there, they release this masterpiece. The album presents a new feature... vocals, which creates more of a neo-psychadelic album, almost hinting at Pink Floyd. “-rateyourmusic

This is a very textured, deeply layered tribute to 60s psychedelia by a side group of Future Sound Of London.
In addition to the FSOL / AA crew, it features guitarist Gary Lucas, keyboardist Mikey Rowe, sitar guru Balujj and orchestrations by Max Richter. Vocals come from Linda Lewis along with members of FSOL.

Proto spiritual jazz, kozmigroov and some suprises that don’t fit in those boxes from this fine label that was, in some ways, the successor to Impulse.

“Flying Dutchman, the brainchild of the famous writer/producer Bob Thiele, was one of the most innovative jazz labels to emerge in the late sixties/early seventies. The roster was wide and varied, but had a common theme: quality. The music had an edge to it that was complemented by the well-designed gatefold sleeves with comprehensive notes. The...

“In late 1990 Don Pullen added a new element to his playing and his music with the formation of his African Brazilian Connection ("ABC"). This featured Carlos Ward (alto sax), Nilson Matta (bass), J.T. Lewis and Mor Thiam (percussion) in a group which mixed African and Latin rhythms with jazz. A third album, Live...Again, recorded in July 1993 at the Montreux Jazz Festival, was not released until 1995, originally on the Blue Note label. This featured songs from their previous albums, in somewhat...

“Carlos Garnett’s third album for Muse ‘Let This melody Ring on’ was recorded in 1975 and has a funkier edge than the first two. ‘The Good Shepherd’ is probably the best known track on the album a funky Jazz dance instrumental groove. ‘Senor Trane’ is a lovely modal jazz workout paying homage to the maestro saxophonist. ‘Panama Roots’ is an interesting near 10 minute musical journey to Carlos homeland. Prema sings on the swinging Jazz dancer ‘Samba Seranade’ which really cooks which also features a great...

“Great album by one of the best drummers of all time. Came out in 1976 before this type of music was called smooth jazz. Outstandinglineup of players: Tom Scott, Lee Ritenour, Ian Underwood, George Duke, Victor Feldman, Dave Grusin.
Every song is really excellent with many great solos. Don't misunderstand my calling it smooth jazz there is plenty of firey drumming by Alphonse and top notch playing by all musicians. One of his best.”

This 1974 spiritual jazz release features a pretty amazing line up of Reggie Lucas, Buster Williams, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Alex Blake, Charles Sullivan, Mauricio Smith, Norman Connors, and Billy Hart.

“Carlos Garnett was a reed player who was in one of Miles Davis' last 70s bands. Like a lot of backup musicans, he made some albums you may not know. Black Love is one, and you just GOTTA hear it.
The album is electric funk, with strong bass and great reed playing. The ideas stem from pretty...

Robert Bensick (vocals, flute, guitar, percussion, tapes, saxophone, synthesizer)
Scott Krauss (drums, percussion)
Allen Ravenstine (synthesizer, tapes)
Albert Dennis (bass)
Bob Friedhofer (piano)
Richard Schneider (congas, percussion)
Cynthia Black (piano)

Impressive archive releease of a freaky band from Cleveland that would otherwise be completely lost to the mists of time if not for this collection of live and studio tracks from 1972-1973, none of which were ever..

“I love Horace, always have. This recording began an excursion that combined his passion for jazz with his passion for good mental and physical health. Just like his participation in the bop/hard bop movement, Horace was "ahead of the curve" in 1970 on things that are commonplace/mainstream today, with our increased consciousness for eating organic foods, meditation and yoga. The music is VERY PERSONAL, which is why some people never could get with the United States of Mind trilogy of recordings. But...

Gatefold sleeve and limited edition of only 200!

“One afternoon in 1975, friend and fellow music traveler, Harold Schroeder, showed up at Poo-Bah Record Shop where Tom Recchion worked selling records and experimental music to people, forcing them to buy albums that he swore would change their lives. Harold asked if Tom wanted to share in a studio space close to the shop. After seeing it Tom immediately said "YES!". They moved in and divided the space in half. On Tom's half he made drawings...

Limited edition! Splatter vinyl! Bootleg sound!

May 14, 1967:
A1. Pow R. Toc H.
A2. Astronomy Domine

September 25, 1967:
A3. The Gnome
A4. Scarecrow
A5. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
A6. Matilda Mother
A7. Flaming

September 25, 1967:
B1. Reaction In G

December 12, 1967:
B2. Green Onions
B3. Instrumental

December 20, 1967:
B4. Vegetable Man
B5. Scream Thy Last Scream
B6.

Alain Neffe - monophonic synthesizer, flute, primitive rhythm box, bell, clumsy voice, tarang
Francis Pourcel - bass, bass with violin bow, electric guitar
Daniel Malempré (aka MAL) - electric guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar

This is a totally great, lo-fi but also totally listenable, peek into what live, experimental, improvised music with up to date, low-budget technology circa 1975 sounded like! Yes it brought back serious memories!!

“Something undoubtedly cosmic but with a..

Chuck Stern - vocals
Toby Driver - guitar
Keith Abrams - drums
Tim Byrnes - synth

A vinyl-only release by this band fronted by 25% ex Time Of Orchids and rounded out by 75% ex or current Kayo Dot!

"The quartet twists meticulously, almost seductively, through pop-rock songs refracted at disorienting angles. Stern himself is a provocative lyricist and an oddly endearing singer... His voice, like Scott Walker's, can quickly curve from a croon to a caterwaul... Like th

“All-new album by Robin Storey aka Rapoon. Founded in 1992 after Storey left Zoviet France, Rapoon soon became an outstanding ethno-dark ambient project that has gained a cult following all over the world. More than 50 albums have been released over those 25 years, some more beat driven, others more playful and with ambient sounds and ethnic influences. Rapoon has never stopped evolving - think of Cultural Forgeries, an album full of unplugged acoustic music. Or Downgliding, full of compositions on the...

“Re-release of the sought-after Klaus Schulze album „Cocooning", previously released as part of the strictly limited and long exhauseted 5CD Boxset „Contemporary Works II" (2002). First track "Easy Listening" is well-difined by the relaxed loops of Tom Dams and the filigree guitar play of Michael "Mickes" Luecker. The mysterious sounding "And She Is Kind And Gently" don't need any rhythm - a dialogue between Klaus and Tobias Becker, whose oboe and English horn is pleasing the ear on almost all Cocooning...

Founded in Genoa in 2007, CDZ released their very well regarded, self-titled first album in 2011 and have continued to return every few years with a new album.
This is their fourth release and the band are certainly in the forefront of modern bands performing Rock Progressivo Italiano.

"’A Better Life’ marks the awaited return of the Genoese band ‘The Consciousness of Zero’.
This opus represents a further step forward in the band 's evolution and, first of all, shows a better and wider.

“Held across three nights at the Manhattan Center, on West 34th Street in April 1971, this somewhat infamous event was not quite what it seemed: the following report was published in the New Yorker magazine at the time; "When we arrived, there was not much dancing. The promoters, who ripped off a neat five dollars a ticket, had oversold the hall, so that while there was room in some parts for rhythmic breathing, dancing was rarely a possibility. In any case, there was no tinsel or glitter anywhere, and...

Myra Melford (piano)
Ron Miles (cornet)
Liberty Ellman (guitar)
Stomu Takeishi (acoustic bass guitar)
Tyshawn Sorey (drums)

Another extremely fine release from pianist / composer Melford, who always seems to bring out the best in her band members (and she’s dealing with some exceedingly ‘best’ already!!

“Bay Area pianist Myra Melford – whom the New Yorker called “a stalwart of the new-jazz movement” – has spent the last three decades making brilliant original music, in

All Traps On Earth is the long, long gestating solo project by Anglagard bassist Johan Brand.
The most obvious influence is Anglagard, but there’s also darker tones, ala Goblin & even Shub Niggurath and Present at their most ‘symphonic’ and very complex interlocking musical work ala Gentle Giant. Definitely a symphonic rock winner! ...

“Two CD edition. Digitally remastered and expanded edition contains the 1978 album along with previously unreleased and newly restored bonus content consisting of the band's 1979 Pinkpop festival performance. This edition is housed in a deluxe edition-style digipak featuring a 5,700 word essay by Rob Bowman.
Hemispheres is the sixth studio album by Rush, released in October 1978 by Anthem Records. After touring to support their previous studio release, A Farewell to Kings, which saw the group gain...

“Senyawa are a contemporary duo originating from Jogjakarta, Indonesia. Rully Shabara (extreme vocals) coupled with Wukir Suryadi's deft instrumentals (and homemade instruments) produce one of the most profound examples of experimental via traditional music happening anywhere today. By weaving Indonesian folkloric moods with various shades of modern genre hybrids, Senyawa has been navigating unexplored musical terrain for more than a decade. Sujud, their premier release on the Sublime Frequencies label...

“Baba Commandant And The Mandingo Band return with their second album, Siri Ba Kele. After the Afro-beat fury of their first album Juguya (2015), the band has now distilled a potent mix of traditional and modern Burkinabe funk with a reverent take on the iconic Mandingue guitar music of the 1970's. Mamadou Sanou (Baba Commandant) leads the band with a confidence earned from years of toiling in the DIY underground of the West African music scene. His riveting growl and main instrument, the doso n'goni....

“A psychedelic rock trio teaming up with a percussionist schooled in jazz, reggae and diverse musical traditions might signal an awkward, unsatisfying fit. In practice, however, it works beautifully”-Wire

“On both their composed material and free improvisations, Drake’s preternatural sense of groove gives a dramatic shape to even their most amorphous jams, adding waves of melody and atmosphere that feel inspired by 70s Miles Davis and moody guitar twang that falls into the general vicinity of the..

“Causa Sui's Free Ride is finally back in print after being sold out for more than a decade! The original single-LP version, released in 2007 on Elektrohasch, has been selling for ridiculous prices on Discogs and eBay. Even the CDs are sought-after collectors' items, almost impossible to find, until now. Imagine a tidal wave sweeping up from the 1960s through the 1970s, then cresting in the 1990s before finally crashing on the shore of the present; that's what Free Ride sounds like. This is the "heavy...

“Causa Sui's Free Ride is finally back in print after being sold out for more than a decade! The original single-LP version, released in 2007 on Elektrohasch, has been selling for ridiculous prices on Discogs and eBay. Even the CDs are sought-after collectors' items, almost impossible to find, until now. Imagine a tidal wave sweeping up from the 1960s through the 1970s, then cresting in the 1990s before finally crashing on the shore of the present; that's what Free Ride sounds like. This is the "heavy...

“On Throne, Heather Leigh takes her place as queen of pedal steel with a suite of heart-rending ballads cauterized with burning riffs. After the rawness of its precursor I Abused Animal, Throne is a record of late night Americana and heavy femininity; intimate love songs smoked in sensuality. The songs on Throne are woozy, gorgeous and uncomfortable, smothered in thick layers of bass but lifted by multi-tracked vocals. These are rich song forms that stand in contrast to the stripped down steel in her duo...

“Jarre’s fourth album had seen him develop a sound that was unique to him – dynamic, rhythmic and employing bassline sequences. It has since become one of the most instantly recognisable pieces of electronic work ever via the likes of Equinoxe Parts 4 and 5.
With Equinoxe Infinity comes ten brand new tracks (or movements) which cleverly follow the path of the original album. Breaks of thunder and lightning with bubbling and running water are repeated with synths sounding ‘vintage’ but with a modern...

“Jarre’s fourth album had seen him develop a sound that was unique to him – dynamic, rhythmic and employing bassline sequences. It has since become one of the most instantly recognisable pieces of electronic work ever via the likes of Equinoxe Parts 4 and 5.
With Equinoxe Infinity comes ten brand new tracks (or movements) which cleverly follow the path of the original album. Breaks of thunder and lightning with bubbling and running water are repeated with synths sounding ‘vintage’ but with a modern...

If you are even remotely interested in world music, this stunning set is a must-own.
Cloth bound cover with four CDs: 45 pages of photographs and 50 pages of detailed recording notes.

"...I think my playing is probably more derived from the folk music records that I heard; Middle Eastern music, Indian music... for years I had something called Music On The Desert Road, which was an album with all kinds of different ethnic music. I used to listen to that all the time."-Frank Zappa....

"The Tangent's 10th studio album, entitled "Proxy", is a riot of juxtopposing styles, presented in a really direct manner, and despite being firmly rooted in the stylistic traits of the Progressive Rock Genre takes some unexpected turnoffs and a major swerve. Recorded during the band's tour with Karmakanic in 2017/18, there were more chances than normal to work together on the record (hotel writing sessions, van discussions, soundcheck ideas), all of which have allowed the band to make an album that is...

"The fourth studio album from Rikard Sjöblom (Big Big Train, Beardfish) in his Gungfly guise.
Rikard comments, “Musically, what can I say? This is Prog, but I want to be free to move in whatever direction the music wants to go and I happily go exploring where it wants to take me. Even though there are a few softer songs and sections, most of the album turned out to be a rocker; a collection of hard rock songs with lots of tricky parts, some heavier moments and some downright jazzy elements too!”

"The fourth studio album from Rikard Sjöblom (Big Big Train, Beardfish) in his Gungfly guise.
Rikard comments, “Musically, what can I say? This is Prog, but I want to be free to move in whatever direction the music wants to go and I happily go exploring where it wants to take me. Even though there are a few softer songs and sections, most of the album turned out to be a rocker; a collection of hard rock songs with lots of tricky parts, some heavier moments and some downright jazzy elements too!”

"Although for Pete Jones 2018 was largely dominated by his participation as a singer, keyboardist and saxophonist on the tour of progressive rock legend Camel, he still found the time and space to work on new songs for Tiger Moth Tales. This results in the album Storyteller Part Two, in which Jones returns to composing music based on stories from some of his favorite youth authors, this time including Hans Christian Andersen and A.A. Milne.
Storyteller Part Two has become a diverse album that shows...

"Another scorching, hypnotic, ground breaking, concept-expanding release from outstanding Australian trio The Necks. This new double CD re-writes the rules yet again. Mosquito begins with the scrunching sound of a hand drum with hanging rattles being draped over percussion, while a fragmentary high piano melody tinkles in the distance. These two elements persist for the entire hour of the CD, providing a supporting texture for the most gorgeous piano chord sequence youve ever heard, gently coaxed by a...

''Digital recordings from the Nordlydd Contemporary Music Festival and Berlin's Tacheles from 1991. Plus the historic prescient noise-music 1978 analogue recording from Limoges as a bonus. All singing, all dancing, all hell let loose. Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee...'' -Chris Cutler

Excellent works by two Italian composers. Using samplers, synths, tapes & more, they combine their music with ethnic recordings. Their use of recorded ethnic voices & rhythms combined with their own music makes for a cross between Jon Hassell & Holger Czukay.

“A Noise, A Sound, originally released in 1992. The third episode of the alchemical association between Roberto Musci and Giovanni Venosta, reprinted for the first time. This work seems to be even more enigmatic than the previous ones....

"Another much sought after and long unavailable title recorded in 1974 with a smallish ensemble consisting (probably) of stalwarts Marshall Allen, John Gilmore, Danny David, James Jacson, Akh Tal Ebah, Clifford Jarvis, Artakatune, and a new electric guitarist, Sly, and released on Saturn in the same year.
This sounds like a studio recording and carefully thought out - most of the compositions appear only on this record (apart from versions of Nature's God and Space is the Place), and include a chain...

“A Perfect Pain is a manifestation of the incredible power created by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (Psychic TV/Throbbing Gristle) -- the founding father of the industrial world, and Merzbow -- the undisputed king of Japanese noise. Recorded exclusively for Cold Spring, A Perfect Pain has been hailed as an important album and an extremely successful collaboration.“

“A Perfect Pain is a manifestation of the incredible power created by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (Psychic TV/Throbbing Gristle) -- the founding father of the industrial world, and Merzbow -- the undisputed king of Japanese noise. Recorded exclusively for Cold Spring, A Perfect Pain has been hailed as an important album and an extremely successful collaboration.“

Akio Suzuki - kikkukikiriki, stone flute, small stones, pan pipe, ireba, silent toy
David Toop - flutes, bone whistle, dog whistles, stones, whistling pot, organic materials, feedback device

"Breath-Taking is the result of one of Akio Suzuki's rare visits to England. Suzuki's music proceeds from meditation and transforms quotidian objects (a stone flute, small stones, a 'silent toy') into fragile means of communication. David Toop makes a very compatible sound-mate. Here he uses an assortment.

“A reissue of Garrett List's Your Own Self, originally issued in 1972. Produced on Max Schubel's Opus One label, it was a remarkable creative effort, conceived like a celebration of a higher self-consciousness. The context is avant-garde minimalism, but the music is enriched by a deep spiritualism; it echoes the most meditative jazz of the age, taking also advantage from the mystic lesson of La Monte Young. Everything is solved in a free, moderate and brilliant language, pure and elegant. It's...

"Started as the so-called 'Krautrock Guerrilla' in 2012, six years later the Berlin combo Camera are releasing their fourth full-length album, Emotional Detox. Customarily associated with the likes of NEU! and La Düsseldorf it is time to allow Camera to break free of the krautrock tradition. For fans of nominative determinism, there can be few more apposite appelations than Michael Drummer. He is the catalyst, linking everything together as he crosses the soundscape of everything captured on Camera...