New Arrivals

New Arrivals
Third and final and very good release by this ELP-inspired trio.

"Another group from Genova, this young three-piece was one of the italian bands with the strongest classical influences. A keyboards trio in the same style as ELP or Le Orme in Italy. After a couple of singles in 1974, the last of which was melodic and far from the albums' level, the group disbanded, and was reformed in 1976 by drummer Alfio Vitanza with three new recruits.
The new line-up released an album for Magma, Aquile e...

Etron Fou were one of the premier French avant/progressive bands from 1974-1986, & a founding member of R.I.O. This reissues the Etron's 2nd album; their first totally great release, which was originally recorded 11/77, and self-released in 1978.
This version of the band: Francis Grand (saxes, vocals), Ferdinand Richard (bass, vocals) and Guigou Chenevier (drums, vocals) was active between 9/76 and 3/78 and did more touring than any other version of the band; this is the band that I saw open for....

"Without a doubt, this is one of the holy grails of the Japanese early seventies lysergic psych scene, together with Speed Glue & Shinki, Sato Masahiko & Soundbreakers and People/Ceremony.
Privately released in a tiny edition on the Oz Records label way back in 1973, the original artifact was and is till this day the only legitimate recording on vinyl to feature the Rallizes and Acid Seven, in addition to a side each from Minami Masato and the legendary Taj Mahal Travellers.
New double-CD ...

"Led by infamous Fluxus member Takehisa Kosugi, Tokyo's Taj Mahal Travellers were one of the prime examples of a band more heard-of than actually heard. Their vinyl legacy (the 1972 LP July 15, 1972 released on CBS/Sony Japan; the 1974 2LP August 1974...

1971 psych/weirdo/jazz-rock Japanese classic rarity featuring Shungo Sawada (acoustic guitar), Masaoki Terakawa (bass), Louis Haynes (drums), Kimio Mizutani (guitar), Hiro Yanagida (organ), D.D. Dickson (trombone), Jochen Stadt (trombone), Jackie...

Famous, often great, sometimes lackluster, 1971 psych/freak Jap-rock classic with Chito Kawachi (drums), Hiro Yanagida (keyboards), Kimio Mizutani (guitar), Kosuke Ichihara (saxophone, flute), Masaoki Terakawa (bass), Naomi Kawahara (percussion), Takao...Justly famous, often great, sometimes lacklaster, 1971 psych/freak Jap-rock classic with Chito Kawachi (drums), Hiro Yanagida (keyboards), Kimio Mizutani (guitar), Kosuke Ichihara (saxophone, flute), Masaoki Terakawa (bass), Naomi Kawahara (percussion)...

A really great, crazed, over-the-top Japanese psychedelic / progressive album by the man who brought us the amazing "Milk Time".

"Japanese keyboardist with more than his fair share of appearances on future-rarities (Apryl Fool, Foodbrain, Love Live Life + One, etc.), here's the 1971 follow-up to his heavyweight solo debut 'Milk Time'.
Teaming up once again with guitar surgeon Kimio Mizutani, its a dense bunch of pounding instrumentals, melancholy vocals and 'My Dear Mary', a doo-wop paean...

Remastered from the original tapes, this is the first vinyl reissue of the album since its initial release in 1984.

'Full of purring drones and high notes that shimmer and fade. Like a desert mirage, these structures hover forever at the horizon, an oasis from the din surrounding it'-Pitchfork's 'Best Ambient Albums Of All Time

"Steve Roach is one of the defining American artists of new age music, perpetually on a quest for silence and the suspension of time in his music. Structures From..

Donika Pecallari: voice
Adrianna Thanou: voice
Robert Tralo: voice
Aurel Qirjo: violin and voice
Telando Feto: clarinet
Agron Murat: llautë (lute)
Agron Nasi: dajre (frame drum)
Pëllumb Meta: fyell (flute) and voice

"Why not give yourself a break from the unending cavalcade of modern high-speed insanity, and rest up with this album of deep soul from Southern Albania."-Ry Cooder

"...the debut of Saz'iso, a group of virtuoso musicians and legendary s

David Toop (bass, guitar, digital electronics, VCS3 synth)
Phil Minton (voices)
Evan Parker (soprano and tenor saxophones)
Steve Beresford (Farfisa organ, VCS3 synth)
Mark Sanders (drums)
Package designed by Tom Recchion

"Directed and produced by David Toop, Dirty Songs Play Dirty Songs reacts against our poisonous present, inspired anti-nostalgically by similarly reactive records and live performances from the 20th century: The Soft Machine and Pink Floyd 1967-68, The MC5'

David Toop (bass, guitar, digital electronics, VCS3 synth)
Phil Minton (voices)
Evan Parker (soprano and tenor saxophones)
Steve Beresford (Farfisa organ, VCS3 synth)
Mark Sanders (drums)
Package designed by Tom Recchion

"Directed and produced by David Toop, Dirty Songs Play Dirty Songs reacts against our poisonous present, inspired anti-nostalgically by similarly reactive records and live performances from the 20th century: The Soft Machine and Pink Floyd 1967-68, The MC5'

"Lifesigns’ vocalist/keyboardist John Young might not be a household name, but his musical CV (including time with John Wetton, Jon Anderson writing sessions, tours with Asia and a stint with The Strawbs) is indicative of the standard expected as a member of this collective. So while it may have taken four years to follow up on their well-received debut, when this group of career musicians turned their minds back to this passion project, it happened quickly. Fan-funded via Pledge Music, the group hit...

"Cross-over" [not classical / not jazz / not rock, but all 3] string quartet's latest. A fine ensemble performing the music of RIGHT NOW!

"Rooted in New York City's artistic firmament, this sonically diverse album features works by Battles veteran Tyondai Braxton, Brooklyn Rider's Colin Jacobsen, Bang On A Can's Evan Ziporyn, electro-acoustic composer Paula Matthusen and Kyle Sanna. Influences include Bach, Cage, Zorn, Xenakis, the Lounge Lizards, Minor White, the life force Qi, and the enigmatic..

"2017 live album from UK prog-rockers, recorded at Islington Assembly Hall, London 11th February 2017.
This set features the concert film on DVD with 5.1 surround sound & hi-res stereo audio, an audio CD of the live concert plus DVD extras including behind-the-scenes footage."

"Riverside frontman Mariusz Duda’s 5th solo album presents a stripped back and calmer version of his Lunatic Soul work. Despite the occasional off lyric, Fractured has a strong claim to ‘masterpiece’ status, and is worth more than the hours’ worth of time it will take you to listen to it.
There is a distinctly different style here than on Lunatic Soul’s previous work, Walking on a Flashlight Beam. There is some influence from Riverside’s latest record, Eye of the Soundscape, a mostly ambient and...

Tim Buckley was an extremely talented folkie guitarist and singer who started to stretch his music way beyond the boundaries of folk, culminating in his masterpieces Blue Afternoon, Lorca and Starsailor in 1970.
A little over 20 years ago, a great, professionally recorded live set, taken from his five day run at LA's The Troubadour in early September 1969 was released called "Live At The Troubadour".
This and its companion set, Greetings From West Hollywood, are drawn from the same professional...

Tim Buckley was an extremely talented folkie guitarist and singer who started to stretch his music way beyond the boundaries of folk, culminating in his masterpieces Blue Afternoon, Lorca and Starsailor in 1970.
A little over 20 years ago, a great, professionally recorded live set, taken from his five day run at LA's The Troubadour in early September 1969 was released called "Live At The Troubadour".
This and its companion set, Greetings From West Hollywood, are drawn from the same professional...

Really excellent 1972 recording from Ra & company; never before on CD and now with extra material as well! Recommended!

"Arguably the last great original-era Saturn LP to be reissued on CD, Discipline 27-II has long deserved to be more familiar to Sun Ra fans and layfolk alike.
Recorded during the same sessions in 1972 at Chicago's Streeterville Studios that produced Ra's most popular and best-known record, Space Is The Place (1973), it's got much the same vibe, from the 24-minute four-part..

"This is a reissue of Eugene Chadbourne's album, first released as a cassette on No Prestige Records in 1988.
Dateline: Christmas Day, 1977, San Francisco. On an ailing quarter-track tape deck, in a marathon session, Eugene Chadbourne recorded a series of slide guitar solos playing compositions by the likes of Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, and Ornette Coleman, along with a few standards and originals.
Although the recording quality was imperfect, the playing was absolute...

Ian Brighton was one of the second generation of English improvisors. He is a guitarist who actually studied with Derek Bailey (apparently one of the few actually studied with Derek) and he released albums on the Bead label and worked with some of the better known names of the 1st generation of Brit-improv players.
He has been off the scene for 25 years and only recently began to perform again publicly.

"The background to this album has its roots in the year 1977 following their first...

As it says in Wikipedia: " The power quartet established: Heaven Born and Ever Bright and the Rough Trade debacle (1991–1994)." These guys just could NOT catch a break...

"This excellent album, originally released in 1992 begins with a specially commissioned hymn in glorious praise of THE ALPHABET BUSINESS CONCERN and continues with an unrepenting splendour guaranteed to lift the bloated heart and swollen lungs from even the lowest ebb. Originally marketed by Rough Trade. The methods employed...

"WMWM were a short-lived English group formed in Spring 1973 by Robert Wyatt, Dave MacRae, Gary Windo and Ron Mathewson (the band's name being the initials of its member), which played only a handful of gigs, of totally improvised music.

For one concert in April 14th, 1973, Mathewson wasn't available and Richard Sinclair was asked to stand in for the bass player - this concert was recorded on cassette and eventually released officially in 2015 with the band name becoming WMWS."

This is...

Live from the Old Waldorf Theatre San Francisco 28th November 1977. Very good bootleg sound.
Bass – Percy Jones
Drums – Kenwood Dennard
Guitar – John Goodsall
Keyboards – Robin Lumley
Percussion – Morris Pert

Ian Carr: trumpet, flugelhorn
Brian Smith: tenor sax, soprano sax, alto flute
Geoff Castle: keyboards, Moog
Chucho Merchan: bass
Roger Sellers: drums

This is the first-ever release of a late period (1980) Nucleus show from the Bracknell Festival. Originally recorded for radio broadcast and mastered by Michael King, it features excellent sound.

The thing about Nucleus is that more or less famous names came and went and their electric jazz sound waxed and waned in popular

A reissue of the second and final release by a very good, fiery, fusion trio who should have gotten more acclaim, but whose releases came out at the wrong time for that to happen.

"This is the almost-impossible-to-find follow up to the first FM..

A reissue of a good, fiery, fusion trio who should have gotten more acclaim, but whose releases came out at the wrong time for that to happen. This includes 3 bonus tracks.

"Fire Merchants are another one of those horribly unjustly overlooked...

"Why did it take so long for this great live set to be released? This is 74+ minutes of prime late 70's Steve Hillage and his quartet. Recorded at the Rainbow Theater in London, the live sound is very good. The band--Hillage-guitar/vocals, Miquette Giraudy-synth/vocals, Joe Blocker-drums, and Curtis Robinson-bass--is one of Hillage's better bands. To put things in context, this set was recorded about a year after Hillage's fine album "L" in 1976.
In a nutshell--fans of Hillage from this period will..

"Critics agree that this was the release that found Gunn fully nurturing his personal vision as both a player and a composer. “The Third Star” was written and recorded between his work with David Sylvian and King Crimson.
In addition to the spectacular re-mastering of the original recordings, six bonus tracks are included on this release. The bonus tracks vary in time and instrumentation. Two are relatively new tracks composed and recorded with Gunn’s current instrument – the Warr Guitar. The other...

Two fantastic shows from a prime era of Richard Thompson Band shows! You get both shows complete on CD AND DVD for one great price!

"In 1983, Thompson went on tour to promote his current album "Hand Of Kindness". For the show on December 12, 1983, at the Hamburg Markthalle the WDR also put up their cameras to record the event for the Rockpalast. The studio crew from the recording sessions of "Hand Of Kindness" was also present live. Among them three musicians who stood on stage with Thompson with..

This ORANGE VINYL version is the ITALIAN LANGUAGE version!

The latest from PFM is a very good progressive rock album that, just like the old days, is available in both Italian *and* English language versions, and, also just like the old days, I think the Italian version is superior.
Long long time members Franz Di Cioccio, Jan Patrick Djivas and Lucio Fabri are here, along with newer members guitarist Marco Sfogli and keyboardist Alessandro Scaglione!
PFM set the bar so high with their....

This BLACK VINYL version is the ENGLISH LANGUAGE version, but the 2 CDs also included ALSO include the Italian version!
The latest from PFM is a very good progressive rock album that, just like the old days, is available in both Italian *and* English language versions, and, also just like the old days, I think the Italian version is superior.
Long long time members Franz Di Cioccio, Jan Patrick Djivas and Lucio Fabri are here, along with newer members guitarist Marco Sfogli and keyboardist...

The latest from PFM is a very good progressive rock album that, just like the old days, is available in both Italian *and* English language versions, and, also just like the old days, I think the Italian version is superior, but UNlike the old days, you get both versions for one price here!
Long long time members Franz Di Cioccio, Jan Patrick Djivas and Lucio Fabri are here, along with newer members guitarist Marco Sfogli and keyboardist Alessandro Scaglione!
PFM set the bar so high with their...

"In the wrong hands, a tool can serve as a WEAPON!"-Kavus Torabi

High quality video footage from 'rehearsals' from 2005! This is just a riot from beginning to end.
Tim claims he can't remember all the words, but it's just an excuse so he can sing 'fuckity fuck fuck' a lot and give Kavi 'the eye'; he doesn't give a toss anymore.
A fucking dog barks. And barks. And fucking barks....It's hot in the shed (for Jim, but not apparently for Kavus, who wears white fur), there is much....

MARK WINGFIELD guitar
MARKUS REUTER touch guitar
ASAF SIRKIS drums

"It’s rare that an album emerges as something entirely new; so different that there aren't any genre or sub-genre categories into which it comfortably fits. Like its critically acclaimed, similarly forward-reaching and all-improvised sister The Stone House - released first but actually recorded second during a marathon six-day 2016 series of sessions that will ultimately yield more than the three albums initially planned..

"This is a fresh, energetic recording with a few flaws here and there - not perfect by any means, but so much better than your average late '80s pop-rock-progressive album.
The recording is superb and most of the songs are strong, expertly performed and presented with confidence and gusto. "Teakbois," the weakest track, tries to be some sort of reggae-latin dance tune but, hey, these guys are very white, very British and, no matter how good they are, they can't be what they're not. Still, the tune...

"Originally released by Saturn in 1979, this is a studio recording by a large ensemble (including, unusually, electric guitar and bass). These are the first recordings of the titles included (though they were played live a few months earlier on German radio). Springtime Again is a floating, sonically open composition, with a distant sung ostinato, interestingly mixed. The door of the Cosmos, which features June Tyson, is a relaxed groove-driven piece in which electric piano, guitar and bass function as...

Here's a tiny label release of John Surman and John Warren composing and arranging for this band of Norwegian players. Fact you didn't know: legendary ECM engineer Jan Erik Kongshaug is a guitarist as well as an engineer and he appears here, as part of...

This is apparently an authorized-by-Brian collection of rare live recordings from 1968 from the Piper Club in Rome and their appearance on "Ce Soir On Danse" from Paris! Quite good sound for the time period.

"In May 1968, Brian Auger and the Trinity & Julie Driscoll were part of an international rock 'n' roll disaster. That fiasco created a stash of urgent, commanding recordings, capturing a golden moment that took half a century to reach the wider world. A year after Monterey Pop but a year....

Klaus' 84th album (!!), originally available only as part of the Contemporary Works box set, which is now out of print.

One of Harry's great pieces and also one of the best for a 'newbie' to get into Harry's works with. This was originally released on his own 'Gate Five' label, with the original front cover reproduced here.

"In late 1962 Harry Partch returned to California and began a project that would not only become the bones of a masterwork, Delusion of the Fury, but have a life of its own. In a too-small space within an abandoned Petaluma chick hatchery, Partch gathered the instruments he had designed and...

Surprisingly great sounding, early recording by Steve Reich and his ensemble, performing nearly 50 years ago (!); a set of his earliest post tape-work period when he had developed his 'minimal style', but he was still doing his tape works as well. Hugely recommended to fans.

"A live performance of four early works by Steve Reich: "Four Organs," "My Name Is," "Piano Phase," and "Phase Patterns." This 1970 performance marked an important moment in San Francisco Bay Area new music history with the...

"Franco Battiato is often heralded as Italy’s answer to Brian Eno. A quizzical composer / lyricist, Battiato turned pop music upside down in the early ‘70s with three classic LPs—Fetus, Pollution and Sulle Corde Di Aries—that formed a confluence of avant-folk sensibilities and analog electronics.

Pollution from 1972 is the captivating follow-up to Fetus. Like its predecessor, the album features Baroque textures, motorik rhythms, weird tape effects and Battiato’s perfectly oblique vocals. Upon he

"Released to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the band's formation, each record has been remastered from the best available sources, referencing original tapes and vinyl where relevant. Each album has been expanded with a wealth of bonus material, including choice selections from contemporaneous solo LPs by Bert Jansch and John Renbourn, out-takes and live tracks. Across the package, there are an impressive 22 recordings which are previously unreleased.
When they formed in 1968, Pentangle were...

"Franco Battiato is often heralded as Italy’s answer to Brian Eno. A quizzical composer / lyricist, Battiato turned pop music upside down in the early ‘70s with three classic LPs—Fetus, Pollution and Sulle Corde Di Aries—that formed a confluence of avant-folk sensibilities and analog electronics.

Originally released in 1971 on Bla Bla, Fetus predated the prodigious Cramps and Multhipla catalogues to become one of the first electronic records produced in Italy. With his trusted VCS3 synthesizer..

"Franco Battiato is often heralded as Italy’s answer to Brian Eno. A quizzical composer / lyricist, Battiato turned pop music upside down in the early ‘70s with three classic LPs—Fetus, Pollution and Sulle Corde Di Aries—that formed a confluence of avant-folk sensibilities and analog electronics.

1973’s Sulle Corde Di Aries is the third chapter in Battiato’s foray into esoteric pop. While the artist would venture further out into avant-garde terrain on subsequent releases, his early records...

"BITCHIN BAJAS have been around the world in five years; chasing sonics through space and time and coming up with a lot of conclusions along their discographical path. Always, they push forward, recklessly consuming processes in order to realize their own works—but the sound and the music regularly emerges with tranquil essence, bringing them and their listeners into a shared experience. Bitchin Bajas’ output has been remarkably diverse in search of this singular goal, which makes for great listening...

"This music was recorded in the 1960s and early '70s soon after Cambodia became an independent nation. It was a period of rapid modernization that not only influenced music, but also architecture, sculpture, painting, dance and cinema. For many, it was Cambodia's own artistic renaissance, a time pointing to a hopeful future. This golden era came to a sudden end when the Khmer Rouge took control of the country in 1975 and brutally attempted to destroy any trace of modern society. Sadly, while many of the...

"Another time, indeed! It’s been fifty years since PEARLS BEFORE SWINE first appeared. A genteel, oft-hushed missive from a far corner of the psychedelic hive mind, One Nation Underground was released on an independent outlier of a record label, removed from the mainstream—and still its spirit came to be widely appreciated by a generation and more. Today, this music has been reissued by labels around the world dozens of times. Tragic, then, that it hasn’t been heard properly in decades! The stereo record...

"Another time, indeed! It’s been fifty years since PEARLS BEFORE SWINE first appeared. A genteel, oft-hushed missive from a far corner of the psychedelic hive mind, One Nation Underground was released on an independent outlier of a record label, removed from the mainstream—and still its spirit came to be widely appreciated by a generation and more. Today, this music has been reissued by labels around the world dozens of times. Tragic, then, that it hasn’t been heard properly in decades! The stereo record...

One of the greats of an always great Swedish scene is the band Agusa; they manage to sound both modern and totally channel the spirit of the 70s at the same time. Highly recommended for progressive rock fans.

"Swedish psychedelic/progressive rock alchemists AGUSA present their third full-length album, and second for Laser’s Edge, simply titled Agusa.
The follow-up to 2015’s Agusa 2 (Två ) sees the AGUSA circle expanding their kaleidoscopic output which conjures images of nature and the...