New Arrivals

New Arrivals
"Cherry Red Records are pleased to announce the release of the new studio album by the legendary Hawkwind, Into The Woods. It follows the critical acclaim and commercial success of last year's Top 40 album The Machine Stops."

Remastered, HDCD edition of this classic 1973 slice of art rock with all lyrics included at a very tasty price. Eno is out, Eddie Jobson is in on violin and synths, and the band lose a little of their complete strangeness, but are really no worse the w...

Remastered, HDCD edition of this classic 1973 slice of art rock with all lyrics included. Did you know that if you look up 'early 70's art rock' in the dictionary, there is a picture of this album, along with Eno in his feathers? Last one for Eno, as...

Remastered, HDCD edition of this classic 1974 slice of art rock with all lyrics included at a very tasty price. This is the one with the famous 'two semi-clad, mean looking girls with too much lipstick' cover. It also has "Out of the Blue", one of thei...

"The long-awaited new album from the legendary pioneers of transcendental psychedelic rock music and DIY culture in general. Tack För Kaffet (So Long) is a tribute to the deceased band members and dearest friends Torbjörn Abelli and Thomas Mera Gartz. It becomes something of a farewell show for the old Träd, Gräs Och Stenar because all the old and new members, including founder Bo Anders, Torbjörn and Mera, and Reine Fiske (Dungen, The Amazing), are all contributing to this album. The sounds were...

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WHILE THEY LAST, we have a limited quantity of this great new release by the legendary Swedish psychedelic / trance / grind-groove band of nearly 50 years standing, at their wholesale cost price!

"The long-awaited new album from the legendary pioneers of transcendental psychedelic rock music and DIY culture in general. Tack För Kaffet (So Long) is a tribute to the deceased band members and dearest friends Torbjörn Abelli and Thomas Mera Gartz. It becomes...

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WHILE THEY LAST, we have a limited quantity of this great new release by Rob Mazurek and São Paulo Underground + friends at $5.00 off the regular price!!

"Black Cube Marriage is an ensemble consisting of legendary Chicago-based cornetist and sound manipulator Rob Mazurek (Tortoise, Exploding Star Orchestra, Isotope 217), members of his Brazilian connection São Paulo Underground, Austin-based freeform unit Marriage, and special guests Jonathan Horne (guitar....

You don't know anything about this (I can say that with real certainty, because I didn't either), but a lot of you will want this, if only because you bought and were slayed by the newer release by Muskox, "Invocation/Transformations".
Muskox are a Canadian instrumental quintet and this is their fourth release. It sez here, "5 Pieces is the first full-length release from Toronto's progressive acoustic jazz ensemble Muskox, who continue to develop the sound established on their previous three EPs....

While they last, this now out of print item is available at regular, non 'collectable' pricing.
Previously released legitimately on VHS tape, this is the 1st time that this documentation of this festival (Kralingen Music Festival, June 26-28, 1970) has been released on DVD.
The picture/sound quality is decent for the time period, but it's over 45 years ago, and anyone expecting HD quality will certainly be disappointed.
Having said that, you get video and/or audio footage of true musical...

"Dominique Lawalrée (b. 1954) is a composer born and based in Brussels. First Meeting is Lawalrée's first archival release to date. Culled from four different albums originally self-published on his private label Editions Walrus, circa 1978-1982, this compilation highlights the composer's unique sense of ambient and minimal composition. Originally considered for release on Brian Eno's Obscure Records, Lawalrée's music is now no longer hidden.
In this collection the listener finds the sounds of piano...

“The pop immediacy of the songs is enriched by experimental tangents, between electronic music, krautrock and jazz, which raise the bar to unexpected heights.” (Le Soir, BE)

“A miracle: the resurrected Aksak Maboul unfolds a brand of synthetic, carnal pop, with fat, enchanting grooves, sparkling melodies and lyrics.” (Telerama, FR)

"Impressed and charmed by Véronique Vincent & Aksak Maboul's acclaimed 'lost' avant-pop opus , a host of artists from all over the place have launched into.

Classic 70's spacey/symphonic rock albums which features leader Cyrille Verdeux's keyboards. This one has three additional keyboardists plus Joel Dugrenot, David Cross, Christian Boule, Gilbert Artman & more.

"After his experimental work on ''Delired Cameleon Family'' Cyrille Verdeaux would regather Clearlight in 1975 for a second album on Virgin, entitled ''Forever blowing bubbles''.By the time the official line-up consisted of Cyrille Verdeaux on piano/keyboards, Bob Boisadan on electric piano...

Erik Norlander - keyboards
Freddy DeMarco -guitars
Mark Matthews - bass
Nick LePar - drums
with special guests:
Lana Lane - choral vocals
John Payne - guitars, choral vocals
Mitch Perry - guitars
Mark McCrite - guitars
Ron Redfield - guitars

Audio CD One: The Galactic Collective
1. Arrival
2. Neurosaur
3. Fanfare for Absent Friends
4. Sky Full of Stars
5. Astrology Prelude
6. Trantor Station
7. After The Revolution..

As one would expect, as soon as the ZFT found out about this, the lawyers came out and it disappeared into out of printness. But we got a few at regular, non-inflated pricing....

Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding!

This is an amazing document that I never thought I would ever see. As is known among mega-fans, one of the better pieces of footage of the original Mothers Of Invention (and it isn't like there's a ton of said footage anyway) is the 35' of their appearance on Beat Club, recorded on...

This is now out of print!
Extremely high quality footage of Gong, finally released for all to see!

"At long last the simply wonderful Gong DVD from the French Television vaults is now available to buy. The material on the DVD features two distinct periods of the bands history with the earliest footage coming from an in the studio performance filmed in 1971 for French television. This is a rare outing and a rare line up of the band which during this session featured Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth...

Matthew Shipp piano
"Shipp’s stated aim is that rarefied realm where verbal and written descriptors fail, subsumed by the primacy of organized sound, spontaneous and of the moment. Whether he reaches that space is always arguable both on the part of artist and audience, but this compact and intensely contemplative set suggests an exemplar of success in that regard. In Shipp’s typically succinct and germane summation: 'I did feel very good about the flow that I felt I got.'"...

Anthony Braxton alto saxophone, sopranino saxophone & clarinet
George Lewis trombone
Muhal Richard Abrams piano
Mark Helias double bass
Charles “Bobo” Shaw drums
Recorded live June 2, 1977 at Safranzunft, Basel Switzerland by Radio DRS, Studio Basel.
"I leave the discovery of favorite episodes or events to you. But it’s important to remember that despite Braxton’s com- positional craft—the motivating factors behind the music and the formal glue that holds it together—this is

Albert Ayler tenor saxophone
Don Cherry cornet
Gary Peacock double bass
Sunny Murray drums
Previously unreleased recordings, recorded on September 3th, 1964 live at Club Montmartre, Copenhagen, Denmark.
"The program is indicative of a customary set by the band, which is to say unlike any other music of the time. Ayler con- tinues a practice of elemental one-word composition titles with pieces like the tender “Mothers,” itself a recasting of the old spiritual “Sometimes I Feel Lik

Fred Frith: electric guitar, various small objects
Hans Koch: bass clarinet, soprano and tenor saxophones, spit
"Fred Frith is a world renowned improvisor, composer and multi-instrumentalist who has positioned himself on the contemporary music scene between rock and jazz, improvisation and compostition. Experimental saxophonist and bass clarinetist Hans Koch has a similarly superb reputation. In the past few years Hans has dedicated himself to the quieter side of improvisation...

Jürg Wickihalder: Soprano, Alto and Tenor Saxophone
Barry Guy: Bass
Lucas Niggli: Drums
"A meeting of three European musicians from different generations each with his own musical background: three sound artists, three virtuosic instrumentalists, three breath-taking improvisers. BEYOND with Jürg Wickihalder, Barry Guy and Lucas Niggl means strong melodies, a deeply affecting and sensuous lyricism, moments of exciting groove and a rare and fascinating textural density.
This trio’s mutual

Andrew Cyrille: Drums
Reggie Workman: Bass
Oliver Lake: Saxophone
"Among other things, Visiting Texture illustrates the principle of addition by subtraction. It's the first studio album by Trio 3 as an actual trio with Oliver Lake on alto saxophone, Reggie Workman on bass and Andrew Cyrille on drums in more than a decade, since the excellent Time Being in 2006. The intervening years have seen the group work powerfully with some serious guest pianists: notably Geri Allen, Irene Schweizer...

Dominic Landolt: Guitar, Effects
Ramon Landolt: Synth, Samples, Piano
Mario Hänni: Drums, Effects
"The music of Trio Heinz Herbert is first and foremost a tonal experience. Broad arcs and ingenious geometric grooves give it its form. Spaces are created, pivotal points set, textures woven. Within these free markings the tonal chemistry begins to unfold its potential. Sometimes a space shuttle floats through an underwater garden, sometimes the sounds glisten like a cell under the microscope...

"The fourth deluxe RA reissue in the O-Card format from the UMS, released in conjunction with El Saturn has arrived: A superb reissue of a mind-numbingly rare Saturn Records document from '62 - with a previously unreleased 17 minute track ... all...

"House of Mythology continue their modus operandi in offering exquisitely designed, packaged, forward-thinking music from a wide range of musicians and artists that can be called visionaries, now with the announcement of this album from Zu. Ambition, aspiration and deep soulful explorations are crucial for Zu, who have been broadly questioning and evolving their musical identity for almost two decades, developing their musical vocabulary with every release and collaboration, never allowing their personal...

ELTON DEAN saxello & alto saxophone
HARRY BECKETT trumpet & flugelhorn

This reissues a scarce vinyl album, on CD for the very first time, that includes about 30' of extra music - making the entire concert available for the first time. This is also one of the last things that the great engineer Michael King worked on before he died.

"Recorded Live by Radio Cultura de Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1986...

First new one in half a decade from this Argentinian prog quartet who had their greatest exposure in the US when they played (very well) at NEARFest.
Keyboarded Lalo Huber and guitarist Carlos Lucena are the main focus of the album here, with what is a mostly instrumental work.

"If you like ELP influenced prog served up to you hot and heavy there is an hours worth of intense pleasure here. Highly recommended."-Ken Golden

This short but lovely slab of vinyl-only Aquaserg was released towards the end of last year, but we only finally were able to stock it.
Should you start here? Only maybe. But if you are a fan, you gotta have it!

"Scotland's favorite space-psych-rock-gods The Cosmic Dead return with a new album Psych Is Dead. Formed in 2010, The Cosmic Dead are a quartet from Glasgow, Scotland who share their music through good vibes and better vibrations. Known for their improv, chaos strewn, Buckfast smashed-against-the-wall take on space music, they have roamed from Roadburn to Las Vegas, Dundee to Bangalore, with each album offering a meditative window into a certain time and space. Psych Is Dead is the sixth full-length...

"Newcastle's finest psychedelic space explorers Blown Out have been busy crafting away their follow-up effort, Superior Venus. Superior Venus once again consists of two long, head-expanding psych outs. You should know by now what Blown Out are all about. And once again it's completely fuckin' epic. Protector Of Kings, Ejected Comet, The Reversing Earth, The Opaque Dream, Superior Venus. "... the Sun rose contrary to his wont; twice he rose where he now sets, and twice he set where he now rises ..." ...

"Alessandro Cortini (Nine Inch Nails) and Japanese noise legend Masami Akita (Merzbow) share a mutual love for the EMS Synthi, a British synthesizer from the early '70s notorious for its patch matrix, portability, and distinct tone. Astonishingly, these two disparate artists meld into a single sound as they flex the analog circuitry of the EMS Synthi in new ways; giving this classic synth a modern workout and proving that, in capable hands, a 40-year-old analog synthesizer is a tool for the ages...

This is an interesting, unique take on 'minimal / systems' music by a composer I wasn't previously aware of. Good stuff!

"Multi-instrumentalist and composer David John Sheppard presents his first bona fide solo album, Vertical Land. The writer and orchestrator behind the acclaimed State River Widening, Ellis Island Sound, Snow Palms, and Leaf recording artists Phelan/Sheppard, Sheppard began the tracks percussively by inserting pencils into guitars to make false bridges, then hammering the...

"Into The Long Night is the second album by The Sonic Dawn, one of the most remarkable bands to come out of the new psychedelic wave in Denmark. Just a few seconds into this album, you will realize that you are in for a mind altering experience. "It's a trip! By taking the listeners to places they didn't expect to go, we hope to make them aware -- that they'll stop up and think about life for a minute. Awareness is the first step to change in the world," says guitarist and vocalist Emil Bureau...

"Like a cosmic capsule sent from deep space, Farflung have been altering people's minds with their dive-bombing Moogs and hypnotic riffs for the last twenty years. Torchbearers of the psychedelic underground, they have been championed by the likes of Helios Creed (Chrome), Henry Rollins, and Voivod. They have collaborated with numerous musicians including Nik Turner (Hawkwind), Damo Suzuki (Can), and Dave Catching (Eagles of Death Metal, Queens of the Stone Age) to name just a few. Brothers and sisters...

"Like a cosmic capsule sent from deep space, Farflung have been altering people's minds with their dive-bombing Moogs and hypnotic riffs for the last twenty years. Torchbearers of the psychedelic underground, they have been championed by the likes of Helios Creed (Chrome), Henry Rollins, and Voivod. They have collaborated with numerous musicians including Nik Turner (Hawkwind), Damo Suzuki (Can), and Dave Catching (Eagles of Death Metal, Queens of the Stone Age) to name just a few. Brothers and sisters...

"One of the most original, impressive and highly respected of all the experimental groups to have come out of Italy in the 1970s"-Chris Cutler

Back in stock again and at a much lower price! An essential release for Canterbury, Italian-heads and progressive rock fans.
One of the greats of Italian progressive rock of the 70s. Originally released in '76 on the highly collectable Grog label, PdP were the closest thing to the Canterbury style in Italy, but they brought their own distinctive...

"The American Delia Derbyshire of the Atari generation. With a sonic portfolio that boasts commissions for the Xenon classic pinball machine, the sounds for the Meco Star Wars theme, the Atari TV commercials, and the electronic sound effects in the original Stepford Wives film (1975), amongst many others, the mutant electronic music CV of Suzanne Ciani is proof that in a 1970s commercial world of boys toys, monopolized by a male dominated media industry, a woman's touch was the essential secret...

Mat Walerian - alto saxophone, bass clarinet, soprano clarinet, flute
Matthew Shipp - piano, organ
William Parker - double bass, shakuhachi

"Recorded December 15, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York. This is Polish multi-instrumentalist Mat Walerian's third CD, all for ESP and all with Matthew Shipp. Walerian's first album was the last new release approved by ESP-Disk's founder Bernard Stollman.
This Is Beautiful Because We Are Beautiful People takes its title from something William Parker

"Quite unexpectedly last year, at age 76, Getatchew Mekuria expressed an urge to make one more recording. This one, with The Ex, is probably the last one in his life. The result is stunning. Deep, old, classic melodies. Deep, more sensitive, and...

"On their second album on El Paraiso Records, Copenhagen quartet Mythic Sunship drive even thicker grooves into their niche of extended cave-man fuzz voyages. Mythic Sunship cut a sharp edge into their ten-plus minute sagas, often churning out tracks with seemingly endless amounts of energy. It's all here: wild bursts of fuzzy and echo-perplexed guitars, thick Geezery basslines, and a galloping myriad of drums. What Mythic Sunship deliver in raw, untamed energy, is kept in place by their deeply grounded...

"A reissue of the second release by Osamu Kitajima's Masterless Samurai, originally released in 1980. A more world music and definitely a more progressive fusion rock approach is what defines Masterless Samurai, the second album by Japanese prog warrior Osamu Kitajima. On Masterless Samurai, he takes his vision of merging Japan's traditional music with progressive rock and jazz music of the west even one step further than he did with his previous albums. Excessive flute lines of Eastern origin, funky...

A unique and fairly singular talent with his own distinctive playful-yet-serious sound!

"Le Rocanrolorama Abrégé is a clear perspective on Pascal Comelade's musical universe; it can be considered an ultimate "best of" and a radical introduction to this chaotic and uncompromising instrumental music. Rocanrolorama Abrégé (abbreviated "rockandrolorama", in English) is the short version of the complete works and reworks of Pascal Comelade, published at the end of 2016 as a six-CD box set, in a...

"Bureau B present a reissue of Jurriaan Andriessen's The Awakening Dream, originally released in 1977. Jurriaan Andriessen (1925-1996) was a Dutch composer. Although he was actually at home in classical music, he recorded three synthesizer albums in the late 1970s, the first of which, The Awakening Dream, is an outstanding excursion into experimental ambient and minimal music. Andriessen himself, 52 years of age at the time, called it a "trance symphony". The music - perhaps surprisingly for a...

"This is a live concert over KSAN-FM, S.F. from 1972. Featured are Merl Saunders-organ, Jerry Garcia-guitar, Bill Kruetzmann-drums, and John Kahn-bass. The remastered sound is very good--one of the best of this type I've heard. Every instrument including the bass (which is often muddy sounding) can be heard, The six page booklet has an essay on the music and the gig, along with a few photos.
Garcia loved to play--and when not with his other band (Grateful Dead) he played with a number of friends and.

Gibson is a long time performer of avant music (who else played in the premiers of "In C", "Einstein On The Beach" & "Drumming"?) who has spent over 25 years in Philip Glass' ensemble. This reissues his 2nd album (originally released on Philip Glass' Chatham Square label in the 1970s) of minimal works for flute & pipe organ.

"For his second album, Two Solo Pieces, Jon Gibson forgoes the dense, multi-layered timbres of Visitations in favor of simple textures and tone. While Two Solo Pieces serves...

A beautiful reissue edition on the always great Superior Viaduct label of one of his great, earlier releases.
I really like Dreyblatt's work from this time period. He would have a small ensemble work with mostly re-tuned instruments which he would have them bow and strike according to his score, until the room fills with waves and waves of sound. This is quite similar to what I saw.

"Arnold Dreyblatt has been called “the most rock ‘n’ roll of all the composers to emerge from New York’s....

“After a sixteen year recording hiatus, the unusual pair of Ab Baars (sax & clarinet) & Terrie Ex (guitar for The Ex) are finally together again in the studio. Terrie, wicked grin, tilting his head like a dog hearing an instruction to back off, jumps straight out of a favorite children’s book. The Menace from Wormer. And Ab, stepping right out of Fitzgerald’s Jazz Age. Nothing if not a gentleman: impeccably dressed, soft-spoken, well-mannered. An unlikely match if ever there was one. And yet...”-Guy Peters

"Remastered and expanded two CD edition. Beyond the Fringe was a British comedy stage revue written and performed by Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Alan Bennett, and Jonathan Miller. It played in London's West End and then in America, both on tour and on New York's Broadway in the early 1960s. Hugely successful, it is widely regarded as seminal to the rise of satirical comedy in 1960s Britain.
The show was conceived in 1960 by an Oxford graduate, Robert Ponsonby, artistic director for the Edinburgh...

"Psych folk featuring members of Pink Floyd and Fleetwood Mac from 1969.
The Beatles, Pink Floyd, David Bowie - cousins Francesca Garnett and Lisa Bankoff rubbed shoulders with them all in the late 1960's, and perhaps it should come as no surprise that a little stardust rubbed off on the two girls. Musically ambitious, they came close to being signed to the Beatles' Apple label (although John, Paul and Ringo were in favour, George passed, thus vetoing the deal) before being taken under the wing of...

Sam Gopal took up the tabla in Malaysia at the age of 7, before coming to study music in Britain in 1962. Sam Gopal put together his first group, 'Sam Gopal's Dream' in 1966. They quickly became a feature of the psychedelic scene, playing at the 14 Hour Technicolour Dream at Alexandra Palace in 1967 and sharing stages with such giants as Pink Floyd, the Move and Jimi Hendrix. Indeed, Jimi jammed with them during a gig at the Speakeasy in January 1968.
However, whilst successful live, the band went