New Arrivals

New Arrivals
"High-Quality ANALOG Remastering. Liner notes, remastering information and a picture of the master tape box inside."
High-energy, electric fusion that is a must own period piece of jazz/rock by a hot, all-star band:
Philip Catherine-guitars
Stu Goldberg-keyboards
Joachim Kühn-keyboards
Bob Malik-tenor sax
Alphonse Mouzon-drums
Miroslav Vitous-bass

"This is an obscure Alphonse Mouzon recording, which, along with Mind Transplant, accounts for Mouzon's best work as a s

A very, very rare album from 1974, reissued here with a ton of bonus, never-heard materials!
Koen De Bruyne was a Belgian keyboardist who died quite young, and for his first album, he enlisted members of the (now quite famous and then quite obscure outside of Belgium) jazz/rock outfit Placebo.
This is a very good, slightly funky, 1974 electric jazz album that is quite reminiscent of Placebo. Definitely of huge interest to fans of that sound.

"Belgian composer, arranger, pianist, and...

This is not a new title, but this is a now out of print title, of which we were able to get 8 final copies from MoonJune (thanks, Leonardo), before they disappear forever!
Never-before released material from this supergroup's European tour of May, 2007. Reuniting for the first time since their work together with the New Tony Williams Lifetime, and performing a number of tunes from the totally classic Believe It album, guitarist Allan Holdsworth and keyboardist Alan Pasqua are joined by the great...

MICHEL DELVILLE guitar, Roland GR09, loops, stylophone, electronics, samples
TONY BIANCO drums, percussion
ANTOINE GUENET keyboards, synth, acoustic piano

It's always nice to see Jimi Hendrix, truly one of the greatest, if also the most tragically short-lived, artists of the rock era, be reconsidered in a way that explores new ground on the basis of what he originally did. Which this does and does really nicely! Highly recommended, especially if you come to it not expecting or wanting...

With this, their fourth release, Bent Knee continue their stratospheric rise as one of the greatest art-rock-song ensembles of our time.

"Bent Knee is unlike any band you’ve ever heard. Its borderless sound combines myriad influences from across the rock, pop, minimalist, and avant-garde spectrums into a seamless, thrilling whole. Its new album Land Animal—Bent Knee’s first for InsideOut/Sony—takes its sound to a new level. It offers a suite of songs full of addictive hooks, lush melodies and...

I saw Chuck Johnson perform about a year and a half ago and he was really teriffic. He was doing the post John Fahey thing, except he was doing it on an electric guitar (not just an electric guitar, but a Fender Telecaster) and making it work and carefully also using pedals to give what he was doing it's own flavor and bite.
This new one is really different from what I saw, but it's of equal quality and guitar heads will enjoy another release from what seems to be a pretty endless seam of...

Mark McGuire was the guitarist of the great US electronic outfit Emeralds. This new, vinyl-only release is very interesting as he plays acoustic guitar on one side and electric guitar on the other side. Some of the electric stuff sounds more like Ash Ra Tempel's "Inventions For Electric Guitar" than anything else I've ever heard! Pretty great!

"Mark McGuire reminds us why he is among the most beloved guitarists of our new age. McGuire returns to VDSQ with a beautiful album of fractal...

"Jad Fair and Kramer's third collaboration, and their first in almost 20 years; 12 brand new songs produced by Kramer at his Florida studio, Noise Miami. Longtime fans of Jad Fair will be stunned by how he sings on The History Of Crying. No other album in Jad's storied career features him singing complex melodies in the manner he does here. From a life in music spanning over 40 years, it is unlike anything he has ever done before, and it is a wondrous thing to behold. This LP also features guitar solos...

"Dieter Moebius - one half of the legendary duo Cluster and the godfather of electronic krautrock - passed away in the summer of 2015. Bureau B are reissuing his final four solo albums. Following on from Blotch and Nurton, reissued in 2016, Kram and Ding now complete the quartet."

"If Dieter Moebius' previous album Kram was an irreverent mélange of bright synthetic textures, 2011's Ding might be considered Moebi's industrial album. There is a cyclical, mechanical feel to many of the pieces here...

"Dieter Moebius - one half of the legendary duo Cluster and the godfather of electronic krautrock - passed away in the summer of 2015. Bureau B are reissuing his final four solo albums. Following on from Blotch and Nurton, reissued in 2016, Kram and Ding now complete the quartet."

"If Dieter Moebius' previous album Kram was an irreverent mélange of bright synthetic textures, 2011's Ding might be considered Moebi's industrial album. There is a cyclical, mechanical feel to many of the pieces here...

"Dieter Moebius - one half of the legendary duo Cluster and the godfather of electronic krautrock - passed away in the summer of 2015. Bureau B are reissuing his final four solo albums. Following on from Blotch and Nurton, reissued in 2016, Kram and Ding now complete the quartet."

"Recorded in 2008, Kram's playfully disjointed rhythms and shiny plastic surfaces give us just a glimpse perhaps of Moebi's own state of mind -- content, at ease, and happy to be working on music. With small mobile...

"Dieter Moebius - one half of the legendary duo Cluster and the godfather of electronic krautrock - passed away in the summer of 2015. Bureau B are reissuing his final four solo albums. Following on from Blotch and Nurton, reissued in 2016, Kram and Ding now complete the quartet."

"Recorded in 2008, Kram's playfully disjointed rhythms and shiny plastic surfaces give us just a glimpse perhaps of Moebi's own state of mind -- content, at ease, and happy to be working on music. With small mobile...

"With Towards Language, trumpeter Arve Henriksen is back with his trusted long-time musical partners Jan Bang and Erik Honoré. Also, an important part of the line-up is Eivind Aarset, the ECM associated guitarist extraordinaire. Towards Language is Arve's ninth album (eight on Rune Grammofon and one on ECM) under his own name. Asked to comment on his new album, and its title, here's what he has to say: "To express something on your own can be quite challenging at times. I have, for years, been in...

"A prog/psych masterpiece by cult Arabian band Osiris, their 1982 debut album. A killer blend of '70s-sounding hard, progressive/psychedelic sounds with long, ripping Minimoog and analog synth attacks smashed into mellow vibes and Arabian folky touches, with hard lead guitar, exotic percussion, floating rhythm section, and English vocals. Osiris formed in Bahrain, the small island country in the Persian Gulf, in the late '70s, but its story goes back to 1969, when talented brothers Mohamed and Nabil...

"A prog/psych masterpiece by cult Arabian band Osiris, their 1982 debut album. A killer blend of '70s-sounding hard, progressive/psychedelic sounds with long, ripping Minimoog and analog synth attacks smashed into mellow vibes and Arabian folky touches, with hard lead guitar, exotic percussion, floating rhythm section, and English vocals. Osiris formed in Bahrain, the small island country in the Persian Gulf, in the late '70s, but its story goes back to 1969, when talented brothers Mohamed and Nabil...

Giorgio Gabriel / electric guitars, 6 & 12 strings acoustic guitars, classical guitar
Valerio De Vittorio / keyboards, Hammond L122 organ and synthesizers
Simone Rossetti / vocals, mellotron, synthesizers, flute
Mattia Rossetti / bass guitars, bass pedals, electric guitars, vocals
Marco Fabbri / drums and percussion
with:
Steve Hackett (Genesis) / acoustic 12 string guitar

The Watch (originally The Night Watch) are a Italian band who started their life as a Gabriel-er

Giorgio Gabriel / electric guitars, 6 & 12 strings acoustic guitars, classical guitar
Valerio De Vittorio / keyboards, Hammond L122 organ and synthesizers
Simone Rossetti / vocals, mellotron, synthesizers, flute
Mattia Rossetti / bass guitars, bass pedals, electric guitars, vocals
Marco Fabbri / drums and percussion
with:
Steve Hackett (Genesis) / acoustic 12 string guitar

The Watch (originally The Night Watch) are a Italian band who started their life as a Gabriel-er

Astraea Antal / flute
Pål Bjørseth / keyboards, vocals, trumpet
Odd Grønvold / bass
Thomas Hylland Eriksen / tenor sax
Håkon Kavli / lead male vocal, acoustic guitar
Eivind Lorentzen / guitars, synths
Ove Christian Owe / guitars
Ole Martin Svendsen / drums, percussion
Brian M. Talgo / samples, words and visions
Veronika / lead female vocal
Charlotte / baritone saxophone

Gentle Knife is a 11 piece band from Norway that features both a female and male

Their debut album, from 1968.

"By fusing the high-concept comic vision of Stan Freberg with the expansive studio experimentation of the Beatles, the Firesign Theatre singlehandedly dragged the comedy album into the psychedelic era...

Firesign's fourth album and a classic of comedy/not comedy. And at a fantastic price. Learn all the lines like I did in High School and dazzle/bore your friends! This picks up exactly where "Don't Crush" left off, with the familiar sound of...

The troupe's third release and their first to be based around a single, unifying theme. Very funny, smart and even a bit touching.

"By fusing the high-concept comic vision of Stan Freberg with the expansive studio experimentation of the...

High-energy, electric fusion that is a must own period piece of jazz/rock by a hot, all-star band:
Philip Catherine-guitars
Stu Goldberg-keyboards
Joachim Kühn-keyboards
Bob Malik-tenor sax
Alphonse Mouzon-drums
Miroslav Vitous-bass

"High-Quality Analog Remastering. Liner notes, remastering information and a picture of the master tape box inside." 2017 version.

"This is an obscure Alphonse Mouzon recording, which, along with Mind Transplant, accounts for Mouzo

"If you turn your eyes to gaze even momentarily at the current state of our shared human environment, you’ll be forgiven for thinking it may be an unusual time to spend much time in consideration of “victory.” The forces that seek to stall progress and the forces that seek to pollute progress are intertwined, the path to progress choked, gasping for the breath of new ideas. It’s against this backdrop that we reconnect with the The Myrrors, and their beautiful, bewildering new album, “Hasta La Victoria...

"If you turn your eyes to gaze even momentarily at the current state of our shared human environment, you’ll be forgiven for thinking it may be an unusual time to spend much time in consideration of “victory.” The forces that seek to stall progress and the forces that seek to pollute progress are intertwined, the path to progress choked, gasping for the breath of new ideas. It’s against this backdrop that we reconnect with the The Myrrors, and their beautiful, bewildering new album, “Hasta La Victoria...

The world is a big, surprising place, but it still probably comes as a shock to many folks to learn that one of the absolute greatest jazz/rock bands performing today is from Tallinn, Estonia!
Phlox has been recording and playing well over 15 years with the same lineup and it shows! This 2017 release is their sixth album and it is another very convincing release.
The group have many fine attributes, but one of the things I like best about them is that they take the classic Weather Report/Perigeo..

Chris Pitsiokos - sax, compositions
Max Johnson - bass
Kevin Shea - drums
"Chris Pitsiokos' (b. 1990) debut album as a leader spans the gamut of his compositional output, employing through-composed material, tunes, charts, open forms, and new ways of composition and interaction he has developed over the past three years. Joined by two of New York's most exciting creative musicians--Kevin Shea and Max Johnson--Pitsiokos has composed intensely personal material catered to the individual voices.

Giovanni Di Domenico: hammond organ
Laurens Smet: electric bass
Jakob Warmenbol; drums

A new, Hammond organ-based trio that, at its best, will remind you of why Larry Young rocked the world so hard!

"Family Drug is the premiere recordings of M(h)ysteria, a new trio founded by Giovanni Di Domenico.
While featuring the instrumentation of a classic organ trio, M(h)ysteria charges a rather darker path. Not a swinging session, this is an expression of coping with the chronic...

After two excellent albums of chamber rock (with the accent on 'chamber') by this great Belgian septet (2 violinists, accordion, piano, guitar, flute and double bass) and a third album that mixed things up a little bit by adding three vocalists on some of the tunes, Aranis has returned to their original, instrumental sound...but with a hard twist. The original pianist has been replaced by Pierre Chevalier (Univers Zero and Present) and the septet is now a octet with the addition of Dave Kerman (5uus...

"These are some of the earliest recordings that The Muffins were able to archive throughout our 'career'. We didn't have access to a record label when we first started out (we would later put together our own label, Random Radar Records), but we did own some of the early TEAC 4-Track 1/4" reel-to-reel tape recorders that had begun to go on sale at the time, and we took advantage of that fact, recording anything and everything that we could get our Muffiny hands on....

"The musical spectrum of "Leaving Lotus" surprises with ambitional performed progressive metal, pointing, not only due to the mighty double-bass inset into direction Dream Theatre, disctreet grooving rythms with accordingly guitar passages we know from the works of Pat Metheny up to elements which could came from the repertoire of Al Di Meola or John McLaughlin. Changes in tempo and dynamic, perfect build compositions, compelling to the last note. Compared to "Metronomicon", the rather experimental album, "

Prog experts will remember the German progressive rock band Tibet, whose sole album was reissued by Musea. This is a new band by their guitarist!

"THE PERFECT MENTAL CINEMA! CINEMA is the current project of Jürgen "Pöngse" Krutzsch, who already was a well-known Krautrock size with his band TIBET in the Seventies. The project name fits, because the titles of this album run like movies in the mind's eye of the listener. Pöngse - supported by Brigitte Grafe and guitarist Benjamin Peiser - knows to...

An excellent stoner/hard rock Swedish band. You'll hear influences/sounds of Captain Beyond, early Deep Purple, early Led Zep, mixed with more proggy touches: flute, sitar, organ and even a mellotron bit or two. They do the progressive hard rock mixed with a stoner vibe thing better than nearly anyone right about now.

"Siena Root - Swedish root rock experience! Siena Root came to life in Stockholm and is today considered one of the pioneering Swedish bands in root rock music. They persistently...

Cloud Becomes Your Hand-Rest in Fleas $17.00 Second by this excellent US, indefinable, avant / pop / progressive ensemble. Recommended!

"Cloud Becomes Your Hand are a Brooklyn-based band with a joyous, eclectic sound that recalls avant-prog, cartoon music, psychedelic indie pop, and myriad other styles. The group's tightly wound, unpredictable compositions often include violins, angular guitar riffs, bizarre voices, woodwinds, and bursts of noisy electronics. As fractured and eccentric as their...