New Arrivals

New Arrivals
"One of the best 70's keyboard/Prog albums, by a very underrated player. A man up there with Wakeman, et al for technique & talent.
Why this has not been picked up for remastering & rerelease, I do not know."

"Upon his return to England Mackay became a member of Ginger Baker and the Gurvitz brothers and also started rehearsing with Colosseum II, although he exit the band far too early to record anything with them. Next in line would be his participation in Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel and...

Great to see this classic/ basic repertoire progressive rock title available again; I believe that this lovely mini-lp sleeve version is the only way it is currently in print!
A British group originally influenced by Renaissance & English trad folk music, they moved from a unique krumhorn/bassoon filled folk/prog blend firmly into the progressive rock camp while still retaining elements of their earlier sound on this one.
I think that Red Queen is probably their greatest work; a unique combination..

The 1st recording Iggy made after the two Bowie/Pop collaborations, I always felt this was one of his best releases, and it's musically strong and lyrically it's both funny, funny-stupid and deep (Iggy in a nutshell). IMO, it's his best post-Bowie album. Basically, as far as ROCK records go, this is a fun record of very good to excellent tunes.

This is Albert's truly astonishingly brilliant 4th album. A brilliant musician, composer and arranger, the closest comparison one can make is that Albert is the French Frank Zappa, except that that doesn't really do Albert or his original music justice.
After being on 2 major labels, this sat for a little while on the shelf before finally coming out circa 1984. I remember waiting desperately for it to be released, and finally it was here!!
It's a subtler work than his earlier three; it's not...

This is Albert's amazingly incredible 3rd album. A brilliant musician, composer and arranger, the closest comparison one can make is that Albert is the French Frank Zappa, except that that doesn't really do Albert or his original music justice.
This came out in 1979 and features a 9 piece band, including the Marcoeur brothers, François Ovide-guitars, Jacques Breley-basoon/oboe, plus additional horns, keyboards, bass and drums.
This is a stupendous album with tons of great melodies, musical....

This was the fantastic 2nd album by Albert, which, like his first, was originally released on French Atlantic. A brilliant musician, composer and arranger, the closest comparison one can make is that Albert is the French Frank Zappa, except that that doesn't really do Albert or his original music justice.
Coming just two years after his first (the shortest time between albums Albert has ever managed - he works carefully and SLOWLY), this might have been slightly overlooked by folks. Don't make that...

This was the wonderful 1st album that launched this amazing musician's career. A brilliant musician, composer and arranger, the closest comparison I might be able to make is that Albert is the French Frank Zappa, except that that really doesn't do him or his original music justice.
This is a brilliant album, with great melodies, musical surprises galore, brilliant orchestration, & much more. Highly recommended.

Now out of print in CD physical form world-wide, except for this beautiful, mini-lp sleeve replica.
Etron Fou were one of the premier French avant/progressive bands from 1977-1986, & a founding member of R.I.O. This documents their '79 US tour, which I was lucky enough to see.
Excellent performances, good sound & the last time the band were a bass/sax/drums trio (as keyboardist Jo joined soon thereafter). Includes two bonus tracks. A must-own & highly recommended.

Now out of print in CD physical form world-wide, except for this beautiful, mini-lp sleeve replica.
This reissues the Etron's 1st album, from early 1977. This is certainly their most dada/out album, and I have a real soft spot for it in my heart, but I wouldn't recommend you start here unless your interest is more in general French craziness than in the superb musicality that came later.

Being a humongous fan of Gong in high school and discovering them just about the time that Daevid left and they imploded, my sorrow was great. But only a couple of years after they broke up they had the first (of what would be many, many) reunions, but this one was special as it featured the entirety of the 'classic' line up of the band that recorded Angel's Egg and You, which were keystone records of my listening at that time.
Being a twerp kid and this being before the instantaneous internet told...

A real rarity reissued, Dün's one & only album is a blend of Zeuhl and French progressive rock with Zappa-ish influences. All instrumental, performed on piano/synths, guitars, flute, bass, drums & percussion (+ sax on the bonus tracks).
Originally recorded at Sunrise studio by Etienne Conod in 1981, the four original tracks on the album has been augmented by earlier, quite different recordings of 3 of these 4, as well as a previously unheard composition.

"As a symphonic album of such high...

A desperately needed reissue of this stunning, very dark Zeuhl classic. Using the unique instrumentation of female voice, guitar, trombone, piano/ harmonium, bass & drums, this is extremely dark music, influenced by Magma, Univers Zero & beyond that reaches to the inner core of the evil void. Great fuzz bass and great atmosphere. Like Heresie, this is one of the creepiest records ever made. Includes 2 bonus tracks. Recommended.

This is a interesting and very good combination of folks, bringing hard fusion and hard progressive and technical metal elements to the table on this fine, instrumental, contemporary effort.
Think Trioscapes + Blotted Science + Animals As Leaders + aggressive early 70s fusion. Recommended to any fans of this sound.
The group is Dan Briggs on bass (of Between The Buried And Me, but more germane to the sound here, the contemporary hard fusion band Trioscapes), Richard Henshall on guitar (of Haken).

This is a interesting and very good combination of folks, bringing hard fusion and hard progressive and technical metal elements to the table on this fine, instrumental, contemporary effort.
Think Trioscapes + Blotted Science + Animals As Leaders + aggressive early 70s fusion. Recommended to any fans of this sound.
The group is Dan Briggs on bass (of Between The Buried And Me, but more germane to the sound here, the contemporary hard fusion band Trioscapes), Richard Henshall on guitar (of Haken).

"Still stands as one of the clear highlights of Stephen Stapleton's singularly daunting and mountainous discography. . . . Many of the varied interludes are noisy, fragmented, and somewhat abrasive, but there is always a playful sense of mischief lurking in the shadows, ready to blunder into the steadily darkening fever dream at any second. . . . a brilliantly skewed and excellent album that has not faded with age one bit."-Anthony D'Amico, Brainwashed...

"On their third album in just three years, Krokofant typify a new and invigorating movement currently sweeping the Nordic region: hard-boiled improvisation and strong instrumental personalities bolted onto rock beats and driving rhythms. Equally powerful on record and on stage, Krokofant pull no punches, sounding off like some unholy three-way marriage of early '70s jazz rock (think Mahavishnu Orchestra, Terje Rypdal), the sprawling progressive odysseys of King Crimson and Van Der Graaf Generator, and...

"Early pioneers of the German New Wave music scene, Din A Testbild were formed in 1978 by Mark Eins and Gudrun Gut (former member of Einstürzende Neubauten, Mania D. and Malaria!). Din A Testbild played a significant role in defining the avant-garde music of Berlin. Their participation at the Festival Genialer Dilletanten in 1981 is legendary. Programm 4 is their fourth album. Mixed and auto-produced by Mark Eins near the wall in West Berlin in 1983, the album was rejected at the time by Innovative...

"Early pioneers of the German New Wave music scene, Din A Testbild were formed in 1978 by Mark Eins and Gudrun Gut (former member of Einstürzende Neubauten, Mania D. and Malaria!). Din A Testbild played a significant role in defining the avant-garde music of Berlin. Their participation at the Festival Genialer Dilletanten in 1981 is legendary. Programm 3 is their third album. Mixed and auto-produced by Mark Eins with help of Ziggy Schöning, it was released on Klaus Schulze's record label Innovative...

"In today's increasingly barren rock and roll landscape, Ulan Bator stand as beacons of explorative songwriting. Formed in Paris in 1993 by Amaury Cambuzat (vocals, guitar and keyboards) and Olivier Manchion (bass), the band's atmospheric approach to composition has consistently yielded guitar-driven, avant-rock at once hypnotic and untamed. And while their sound has developed in a variety of directions - often in relationship to changing line-ups and various collaborations, including with Faust and...

"In today's increasingly barren rock and roll landscape, Ulan Bator stand as beacons of explorative songwriting. Formed in Paris in 1993 by Amaury Cambuzat (vocals, guitar and keyboards) and Olivier Manchion (bass), the band's atmospheric approach to composition has consistently yielded guitar-driven, avant-rock at once hypnotic and untamed. And while their sound has developed in a variety of directions - often in relationship to changing line-ups and various collaborations, including with Faust and...

"Austrian national Xaõ Seffcheque was at the right place at the right time: Düsseldorf at the end of the '70s was not only the nucleus of German punk, but it also enjoyed a fruitful symbiosis with the parallel development of a synthesizer-supported side-line. However, in historical retrospective, forty years after the punk big-bang and 35 years after the electronic substitute-revolution in Germany, there is the question: What impact did Palais Schaumburg, Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft, Liaisons...

Last chance warning on this title; when the 10 we have are gone, they are GONE.
These are the final recordings made by the band in the late 70s. They were a demo which was submitted to their label at the time, who turned it down and within a couple of months, the band had dissolved.
IMO, this has some of their very best work on it (some of their very worst as well) and is essential for symphonic rock fans.
This is a reissue of their 3rd & last lp, adding two songs that were recorded at the.

Last chance warning on this title; when the 10 we have are gone, they are GONE.
These are their earliest recordings, in surprisingly good sound.
Happy The Man (1974-1979) are considered by many to be the best US symphonic/progressive band of all time. This is all previously unreleased material from the very earliest days of the band.

While they last, this is a full $10.00 off the usual price!

Long awaited - at least by me - second studio album by this terrific African band from Congo, who blend traditional Bazombo trance music with heavy amplification. The band features....

"The sixth CD by Zorn’s heaviest 21st century ensemble Simulacrum celebrates the 500th anniversary of the passing of one of the greatest painters the world has ever known—Hieronymus Bosch. A visionary of unparalleled power whose imagination and fantastical creations re- main uniquely his own, Bosch is one of the most enigmatic figures in world art. Inspired by his surreal visions of Heaven and Hell, “The Garden of Earthly Delights” blends heavy metal, blues, funk, jazz and modern classical music together...

"Director approved artwork. Sleeve notes By Angelo Badalamenti . Vinyl re-master by Tal Miller. Laquers cut by David Cheppa at Plush Vinyl. 180G damn fine coffee colour vinyl. 425gsm Gatefold sleeve housed inside a bespoke white die cut outer jacket with white spot varnish finish, complete with obi strip. 'I'm glad that after 25 years, Death Waltz Recording Company has re-released the original soundtrack for Twin Peaks for a new audience to enjoy. This is my defining work as a composer and I'm happy it...

"In the early spring of 1977, while largely both ensconced in an apartment building in West Berlin, Iggy Pop and David Bowie set out on the road together to promote Iggy's then-new record The Idiot, released a couple of weeks after the tour began. The record - Iggy's solo debut - featured an enormous contribution from Bowie in the form of production, composition and, possibly, as a musician, but as no official list of line-up credits has ever been published, we can now never know. However we do know that...

"In May 1972 Twenty Sixty Six And Then met first time and decided to found a band. Day and night they rehearsed and filed on their sound in their residence in Mannheim.
A journalist at that time wrote, "Dominating in their music is a dynamic, which is regulatory in the developing harmonies in the complex structured arrangements. When the musicians sometimes get lost in old hard rock stereotypes they kept enough distance to the sounds, to prove their intents with detailed inserted alienation." ...

"Recent Developments is the latest project from NY composer, percussionist, and bandleader Harris Eisenstadt. A quirky nonet that includes many of Brooklyn's most esteemed creative musicians, the project marks the 20th album of Eisenstadt's career as a bandleader (including five previous releases on Songlines) alongside over 40 recording credits as a collaborator. Recent Developments is the fifth installment in Eisenstadt's music for medium-sized ensembles, which also includes Fight or Fight (2003)...

"Re-Release of Klaus Schulze's "Androgyn" (originally released 2002 as part of the strictly limited and long exhausted 5CD Boxset "Contemporary Works II"). The first track on "Androgyn" has again, like on "Another Green Mile", the cello of Wolfgang Tiepold and some odd voice samples added to interesting synth sounds. The long second track has Klaus on electric guitar and for good reason it's called "Back To The Future": Klaus plays the guitar with a "Gleiteisen", a piece of iron that he used in the...

"Named the 'Un-Concert' by Zappa himself, the various live recordings featured on this CD come from a host of venues played by Frank and his then-mothers during their 1973 tours of the US, Canada and Australia. In large part recorded between June and December that year, Mother Superior Frank then chose to provide WLIR-FM New York with his own reels to broadcast this selection of rare diamonds across the airwaves on New Year's Eve 1974. The results are quite astonishing as can now be heard on this CD...

Great to see this, the second solo album by Snakefinger, that was released to great acclaim in 1980 on the Resident's Ralph label. A minor classic of whatever it is that the Residents and associated acts are!

"Snakefinger surely needs not much of an introduction. Born Philip Charles Lithman in London, he moved to San Francisco in 1971. His roots lie in the British blues scene, but he soon became friends with The Residents who also gave him the name Snakefinger based on a photograph of Lithman...

Chris Pitsiokos alto saxophone
Brandon Seabrook electric guitar
Tim Dahl electric bass
Weasel Walter drums
"With only 26 years of age, alto saxophonist Chris Pitsiokos is the face of the new generation of musicians who are changing the New York scene. Wild, fierce and raw, his personal playing style is making waves all around, and it’s not a real surprise to find in his Unit some of the most adventurous figures active in the frontier between jazz and rock, namely Brandon Seabrook...

Daniel Levin cello
Mat Maneri viola
Matt Moran vibraphone
Torbjörn Zetterberg double bass
"Live At Firehouse 12 documents the Daniel Levin Quartet in live performance with its current working line-up, now featuring Mat Maneri on viola. The new palette of timbres and textures afforded by the change in instrumentation from trumpet to viola provides ample opportunities for the band to explore previously uncharted territory, and the musicians take full advantage here, producing music..

Alexander Zethson piano
Mattias Ståhl vibraphone
Magnus Broo trumpet
Goran Kajfes cornet
Mats Äleklint trombone
Eirik Hegdal baritone saxophone
Johan Berthling double bass
Andreas Werliin drums
Martin Küchen alto and tenor saxophones
"Martin Kuchen’s nonet returns for more avant-jazz to dance to, confirming once again that creative music with political conscience can be festive, even considering the seriousness of the subject of this record. The title is an..

Jean-Brice Godet clarinets, radio, dictaphones
Pascal Niggenkemper double bass, objects
Sylvain Darrifourcq drums, percussions, zither
"The name of French clarinetist Jean-Brice Godet may not ring a bell in the minds of American, German or Japanese jazz fans, but if we say he’s a regular companion of the celebrated bassist Joelle Léandre and remember that he already worked with the likes of Anthony Braxton and Fred Frith you have sufficient indication that an album signed by him really...

Bostjan Simon sax, electronics
Stephan Meidell guitar, bass, percussion, electronics
Luis Candeias drums, percussion
"«Lean back and give it time to grow», asks Velkro to the listener in the liner-notes of their new CD, “Too Lazy to Panic”. In fact, the compositions by the trio with Bostjan Simon, Stephan Meidell and Luís Candeias need your attention to develop. They may be intense, but there’s no hurries. This hybrid of jazz with psychedelic jamming rock and experimental electronic music...

Klaus Ellerhusen Holm b-clarinet, bass clarinet, bass amplification
Roger Arntzen double bass
Ivar Grydeland pedal steel guitar, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, banjo, drum machine
"For some time, and for two released albums, Ballrogg was the name of the duo formed by clarinetist and saxophonist Klaus Ellerhusen Holm (Honest John, Large Unit) and double bassist Roger Arntzen (In the Country, Chrome Hill), identified by a captivating approach which combined an exploration of the influence of

Peter Van Huffel alto saxophone
Roland Fidezius electric bass, effects
Rudi Fischerlehner drums
"After the broad success of “Bite My Blues”, Canadian saxophonist Peter Van Huffel’s Berlin band Gorilla Mask is back with more music; not to cover the foot imprints of his previous work but going beyond a good number of steps. You can’t say anymore that this project consists of a mix of jazz with punk and metal – the kind of sonic assault heard on “Iron Lung” has an identity of its own...

Aaron Bennett tenor saxophone
John Finkbeiner electric guitar
William Winant vibraphone, percussion, Foley
Lisa Mezzacappa acoustic bass, samples
Tim Perkis electronics
Jordan Glenn drums
"San Francisco Bay Area bassist and composer Lisa Mezzacappa draws inspiration from a wide range of sources in her music, from film to visual art to science. Her newest release, avantNOIR, is a suite of compositions for jazz sextet based on noir crime fiction—classic works by Dashiell Hamme

Composer / band leader / trumpeter Samantha Boshnack gained *my* attention for her first release with this 14 piece big band, entitled "Go To Orange", which came out of nowhere and hugely impressed me with its maturity.
This is the somewhat different (more world music influences) but equally poised follow up and it is another excellent unclassifiable-but-still-jazz release. Highly recommended!
"In light of a career that has taken her around the proverbial world and back again, it was only...

Pretty amazing, 50-year old archival find in pretty amazingly good sound!
Finn von Eyben was a gifted bassist and composer of the early free jazz scene of Scandinavia, but, soon after these recordings, he gave up music professionally to pursue a career in medical research, so, these studio and live radio recordings in addition to being great, are among his last recorded works!

Finn von Eyben Workshop:
Jesper Bech Nielsen (tenorsax), Kim Menzer (trombone), Søren Svagin (piano), Finn von...

Pretty amazing, 50-year old archival find in pretty amazingly good sound.
This is John Tchicai and Finn von Eyben's group together after the last version of the New York Art Quartet broke up.
Hugo Steinmetz (trumpet)
Kim Menzer (trombone)
John Tchicai, Karsten Vogel (alto saxophones)
Steffen Andersen, Finn von Eyben (basses)
Bo Thrige Andersen (drums)
Giorgio Musoni (percussion)

"Saxophonist John Tchicai returned home to Denmark in 1966 after four years in

Long-awaited and quite wonderful second album by Yang. Wasn't sure it would ever happen (read below) but I'm glad it did and it is everything we were all waiting for!

"Founded by Frédéric L'Epée in 2002, Yang is an instrumental rock quartet...

Frédéric L'Épée: guitars, keyboards (Shylock, Philharmonie)
Laurent James: guitar
Nico Gomez: Bass
Volodia Brice: Drums

This is the third release by Yang, a French / German quartet who combine intricate guitar parts with driving rock.
Featuring the 'standard' line-up of two guiarists, bass and drums, Yang play a dynamic instrumental music that rocks hard, and which bears comparisons most closely to elements of King Crimson.

"Yang is an instrumental quartet who

Jon Lundbom-guitar
Jon Irabagon-sax
Bryan Murray-sax
Moppa Elliott-bass
Dan Monaghan-drums
“By now, guitarist Jon Lundbom should be getting more extensive attention...Lundbom plays and writes like a guy who’s digested a lot of different styles and can draw on them easily without being too obvious or referential with them. …[BVC fits] into Lundbom’s vision where strong post-bop melodies and rich voicings co-mingle with solos that aren’t afraid to kick up a cloud of dust. ...A jazz...

Moon Duo are actually a new psychedelic / stoner / motorik-beat trio and they are led by the singer and guitar player of another fine modern psychedelic band, Wooden Ships.
If you are a fan of the things released by the Beyond Beyond Is Beyond label, this would fit RIGHT in and you will love this one.

"Meaning all things magick and supernatural, the root of the word occult is that which is hidden, concealed, beyond the limits of our minds. If this is occult, then the Occult Architecture...

"The anthroponym Araminta means "lofty" and "protective." Araminta was also the given name of one of the most important figures in US and world history, abolitionist Harriet Tubman.
Guitarist Brandon Ross, bassist Melvin Gibbs and drummer J.T. Lewis have proudly worn Harriet Tubman's chosen name as their eponym for nearly 20 years, reaching for the heights of musical expression while preserving elements of their musical path. Harriet Tubman's recording Araminta is about becoming....

Nate Wooley :: trumpet
Stephanie Richards :: trumpet
Vincent Chancey :: French horn
Steve Swell :: trombone
Bill Lowe :: bass trombone & tuba
Jim Hobbs :: alto saxophone
Ingrid Laubrock :: soprano & tenor saxophones
Matt Bauder :: tenor & baritone saxophones
Jason Kao Hwang :: violin & viola
Tomeka Reid :: cello
Ken Filiano :: bass
Mary Halvorson :: guitar
Jay Hoggard :: vibraphone
Tomas Fujiwara :: drums
Taylor Ho Bynum :: composer, cond

"The fire and fury of '60s free jazz and the tumult of electronic rock tinged experimental music is on full display on this new powerhouse offering from four cutting edge Oslo based musicians collectively known as Reflection in Cosmo.
With Kjetil Moster on saxes, Hans Magnus Ryan on guitar, Stale Storlokken on keyboards and Thomas Stronen on drums, these four kindred spirits strike a tumultuous accord on their self titled debut on RareNoise Records, which represents Moster's followup...