New Arrivals

New Arrivals
"Pendragon are back! Celebrating the 20th anniversary of one of the most successful albums in their career - an album that won them near-overwhelming acclaim and made them one of the highest-selling bands unsigned to a major label at that time - the band return to the Wyspianski Theatre to record a special show, consisting of all the classics from "The Masquerade Overture" as well as a number of fan-favourites from their other releases. A truly historic event documented especially for all the Pendragon...

"In addition to my large catalogue of completely composed pieces written for orchestras and chamber music ensembles, I have many compositions that have been notated and were intended to be played solo or with small improvising ensembles. Some of these works are simply charts with just a few performing directions.
I like to work with these more open forms in order to bring out the best in my own playing as well as that of my collaborators, freeing up our abilities to improvise in diverse ways and for..

Very groovy, archival release of the early Renaissance (Keith and Jane Relf-era), live at the Fillmore in 1970. For a 45 year old unreleased tape, the sound is more than fine and this is essential for the fans of this short-lived band.

"Live archival release. After returning from the final Yardbirds USA tour in the late 60's singer Keith Relf and drummer Jim McCarty formed Renaissance with Keith's sister Jane Relf and played numerous gigs in UK and Sweden before embarking on a USA tour in the...

While they last, this is 50% off the regular price!
The lost, third studio album from 1969 by this quite good psychedelic / proto-progressive band. An absolutely worthwhile release for fans of music of this era.

“Having made two superb psychedelic albums and gigged with The Doors, Frank Zappa, Pink Floyd, The Velvet Underground and many others, in June of 1969, The Mandrake Memorial came to London. The plan was to record with famed producer Shel Talmy (The Kinks, The Who, Pentangle), but when...

Acoustic Guitar – Doug Boyle (tracks: 6)
Alto Saxophone – Jimmy Hastings (tracks: 1)
Backing Vocals – Pye Hastings (tracks: 3)
Clarinet – Jimmy Hastings (tracks: 5)
Flute – Jimmy Hastings (tracks: 2,3)
Keyboards, Vocals, Bass, Drum Programming – Jan Schelhaas
Lead Guitar – Andy Latimer (tracks: 8), Doug Boyle (tracks: 2-8)
Percussion – Mark Walker (tracks: 2,4)
Rhythm Guitar – Pye Hastings (tracks: 8) ...

This is a new release by multi instrumentalist Jonathan, who is best known as a founding member of Camper Van Beethovan.
This veers between more out psychedelia and songs; to give you an idea of how far out it goes, I was pointed in the direction of this album by Hasse Horrigmoe, of Tangle Edge! It isn't *all* like that, but a good bit of it is and will please psych/progressive fans reading this...
Appearing here are
Jonathan Segel (vocals, guitars, keyboards, violin, bass)
Kelly Atkins.

This includes both of the band's albums that were originally on John Peel's Dandelion label (Soundtrack - 1969 and The Asmoto Running Band - 1971), as well as bonus tracks and a ton of sessions, demos and BBC tracks!

"Few groups epitomized the spirit of the late 1960s and early 1970s like Principal Edwards Magic Theatre. A collective of musicians, dancers, poets and sound and lighting engineers, based around the music of Root Cartwright, the group produced one of rock’s first forays into multi...

Lorraine Bailey – vocals, keys, alto saxophone, flute, synth bass
Jack Bouboushian – vocals, guitar, organ, microphone
Bill Miller – drum kit, percussion
Matt Puhr – bass

Crown Larks are an excellent Chicago band who play a cool unique progressive rock with heavy psych influences. I stumbled upon them a couple of years ago and they impressed and I was a instant convert!

"...demonstrates a learned appreciation for the city’s recent underground musical history (particularly th

This is a compilation of a bunch of stuff that has appeared on a billion Voiceprint associated releases...with one important exception.
You get the entire (and fantastic) 3/29/69 Paradiso performance, performed by Hugh, Mike and Robert, which is a must-own if you don't already have it. You get a bunch of proto Softs and early Softs stuff and some good (and poorly recorded) 1970 stuff.
And, exclusive to this compilation, you get a 2000-era studio recording of "As Long As He Lies Perfectly Still"..

Released as by "A.J. Partridge" in 2010, this is a fine example of instrumental music for old science fiction stories, which sounds nothing like XTC (and it shouldn't!). Conditionally recommended.

"A long time ago, in a library far away, (well, Swindon, actually), a shy schoolboy who loved books but was a slow reader, borrowed three science fiction books per week. He didn't read them. Instead, mesmerised by the covers, he imagined his own stories to match the cover paintings which he stared at...

This great release shows as out of print, but I am not actually clear if it is or is not out of print. In any event, it can be hard to find. But we snagged 10 and here they are!

This original generation Rock In Opposition classic has been unavailable for some time. Not only is it available again, but it is less expensive than before. A MUST own.

Aksak Maboul were one of the last of the original R.I.O. bands, and this, their 2nd album, merges intensely composed written sections with...

Very good & very nicely presented (great packaging) first album by this band from Minneapolis. They are very vocal oriented, with some unique vocal twists & some nice 2 & 3 part vocal lines on top of the intricate guitar/keyboards/bass/drums band work. In that respect, & in certain other aspects, they are a little reminiscent of Echolyn but they don't really sound like Echolyn. "It is perhaps fitting the the five members of Bubblemath were born variously between 1971-1979 spanning the historic rise...

Lorraine Bailey – vocals, keys, alto saxophone, flute, synth bass
Jack Bouboushian – vocals, guitar, organ, microphone
Bill Miller – drum kit, percussion
Matt Puhr – bass

Crown Larks are an excellent Chicago band who play a cool unique progressive rock with heavy psych influences. I stumbled upon them a couple of years ago and they impressed and I was a instant convert!

"...demonstrates a learned appreciation for the city’s recent underground musical history (particularly th

"The debut album from two of Australia’s finest improvisers, violinist Shenzo Gregorio (FourPlay, Shenzo’s Electric Stunt Orchestra) and guitarist Julian Curwin (The Tango Saloon, Darth Vegas). Largely avoiding their main axes, the pair draw from a wide arsenal including cavaquinho (Brazilian ukelele), detuned lap steel, a leaf blower and even the kitchen sink."

"It’s hard to resist a duo whose first single and video features a leaf blower. Yes, “Blow” is destined to be the go-to track for lawn.

"The Great Harry Hillman – the current definition of what it means to be a new young modern jazz band in these times. Four very strong individual musicians come together to create an extremely personal style of music that could only exist through time invested band chemistry. From fragile melodies, twisted grooves, to massive band climaxes, they deliver flawless and exciting music" – drummer / composer Jim Black

Switzerland doesn’t produce many musical acts compared to other...

Fifteen years in the making, Minnesota eclectic prog / avant-pop / art-math quintet Bubblemath's sophmore sequence, Edit Peptide, provides a worthwhile wait with its non-formulaic formula of lively textures, wacky and virtuosic musicianship, hypnotically robust vocals and charmingly astute attitude. Blending in-your-face intricacy with eccentric experimentation, dense and poppy harmonies, symphonic vibrancy and tongue-in-cheek foundation, Bubblemath are clever and musicially...

"Move into the Light – The Island Recordings 1969 – 1971 is a deluxe 2 CD remastered anthology of the legendary Psychedelic, Underground & Eastern influenced Rock band Quintessence.
One of the great underground acts of their era, Quintessence came together in the Ladbroke Grove area of London in 1969. The band comprised Australians Phil ‘Shiva’ Jones (vocals, keyboards), Ron ‘Raja Ram’ Rothfield (flute) along with Allan Mostert (lead guitar), Richard ‘Shambhu Babaji’ Vaughan (bass), Dave ‘Maha Dev’..

"I have a great love for the feedback tape delay system that Terry Riley developed and named in the 1960’s: The Time Lag Accumulator. It is an amazingly expressive creative tool, and just one of the myriad of wonders that exploded from The San Francisco Tape Music Center. When Robert Fripp and Brian Eno later co-opted this twin Revox tape recorder technology and approach from Riley in 1973 - Fripp dubbed it Frippertronics - that co-opting kinda spoiled this simple long delay with feedback approach to...

"Little Free Rock hailed from Preston in Lancashire and were a psychedelic hard rock trio featuring Peter Illingworth (lead guitar and vocals), formerly with David John and the Mood who had recorded with Joe Meek, Paul Varley (drums), later a member of Arrows and Frank Newbold (bass and vocals). They began performing covers of bands such as The Who, The Creation (whose ‘Makin’ Time’ appeared on Little Free Rock’s album) and Tomorrow, but were soon performing mainly their own compositions...

"One of the truly great bands of the early 1970s, Patto featured a line-up comprising Mike Patto (vocals), Ollie Halsall (guitar, vibes, keyboards, vocals), Clive Griffiths (bass) and John Halsey (drums). The band arose from the ashes of the group Timebox and recorded their self-titled debut album in 1970. Patto were graced by the presence of the stunning guitar playing of Ollie Halsall and a highly original and unique musical style that set them aside from their Progressive Rock contemporaries of the...

"Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded edition of the classic gold selling 1978 album by BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST, “XII”. Originally released in September 1978, the album was another big selling release for the band achieving Silver disc status in the UK and Gold in Germany.
The album struck a chord with the record buying public thanks to tracks such as ‘Berlin’, ‘In Search of England’, ‘Nova Lepidoptera’ and more, and its popularity continues to...

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered edition of “Magick”, the 1991 album by Tim Blake. Tim first came to prominence as a member of Gong, where his synthesiser experimentation and mastery was demonstrated on albums such as “Flying Teapot”, “Angel’s Egg” and “You”. Tim Blake joined Hawkwind in 1979 and remained with the group for just over a year before returning to France and moving away from music.
“Magick” was recorded in 1991 at Tim’s home studio in a...

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered edition of the classic 1978 ambient masterpiece “Blake’s New Jerusalem” by Tim Blake. Tim first came to prominence as a member of Gong, where his synthesiser experimentation and mastery was demonstrated on albums such as Flying Teapot”, “Angel’s Egg” and “You”. He would also join Hawkwind from 1979 – 1980 and from November 2007.
After departing Gong in 1975 he teamed up with French lighting designer Patrice Warrener to...

This 1977 release by the synth man of Gong & Hawkwind features both studio and live festival recordings.
Tim had his own, very unique take on 'electronic space music' and this has always been a real favorite of mine from the period and this includes 3 bonus tracks from the same period, which I had never seen before!

"Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered edition of the classic 1977 ambient masterpiece “Crystal Machine” by Tim Blake. Tim first came to...

One of the most over-the-top rock albums ever made, and depending on how you feel about flash, pomp and circumstance, may make it one of the best albums of all time!
It's even live, which is really impressive. One thing for sure; they certainly spent a lot of money putting this concert, which includes rock band, the London Symphony Orchestra and the English Chamber Choir.
This includes the original album remastered, but with a previously unreleased track added, "The Pearl and Dean Unfinished...

"Defector is Steve Hackett's highest charting album in the UK (No.9). Released in 1980, it featured the same band as Spectral Mornings. The deluxe edition features a new remaster of the album along with a CD of Steve Hackett's set at the Reading Festival in1980. There is also a DVD which features a pseudo 5.1 Surround Sound Up-mix derived from the original stereo masters."
DISC ONE
1. The Steppes
2. Time To Get Out
3. Slogans
4. Leaving
5. Two Vamps As Guests
6. Jacuzzi..

"Magenta's 2017 studio release - their seventh - marks a first for the band as it's the first album where the live and studio line-up are one and the same.
Featuring only three songs (including the 26 minute Trojan), We Are Legend represents a bold new step for the Progressive stalwarts.
Rob Reed says, 'It was time to try something different, musically and lyrically. I've always kept to a relatively small musical pallet with the previous albums, but I felt that we had reached a crossroads and...

"Faust's new album Fresh Air differs in several respects from its predecessor, Just Us. The recordings were made at Jean-Hervé Péron's rehearsal studio in Schiphorst in northern Germany, hypnotic pieces with the kind of noisemaking the band is known for. For the new album, Péron and Werner "Zappi" Diermaier were looking for communication with musician friends and the audience. The tracks were recorded in changing ensembles at changing locations in the USA (during a tour in 2016). In these community...

"Occultation present a reissue of Revolutionary Army Of The Infant Jesus's second album Mirror, originally released in 1991. Mirror was originally a CD-only release on Probe Plus. Mirror is possibly RAIJ's most diverse and eclectic collection. In addition to their signature blend of ethereal beauty and stark brutalism, the album burrows deep into the European psyche with multiple musical, literary, and spiritual allusions. The samples and field recordings on the album include dialogue from classic...

Never before released recordings! I haven't heard this yet, but the chatter from several folks in France who bought it and saw her perform a mini-concert at a record store in Paris in support of it (!!) is that it is tres bon! "It was some line up, even for the most open-minded: Emmanuelle Parrenin and her musicians, in 1981, opened for the Clash in Paris, at the Zénith! Unsurprisingly, the crowd roared the name of the English band as soon as the French musicians appeared on stage. Didier Malherbe ...

This is simply a marvelous, timeless release. Recommended.

"A reissue of Emmanuelle Parrenin's Maison Rose, originally released in 1977. An album such as this obviously owes a lot to the atmosphere in which it was recorded. It took place in Fromentel, Normandy, in a farm converted into a studio by the producer Jacques Denjean, known for his work with Dionne Warwick or Françoise Hardy, as well as having been a member of the Double Six. It was also in Fromentel that Denjean would record two...

"Faust's new album Fresh Air differs in several respects from its predecessor, Just Us. The recordings were made at Jean-Hervé Péron's rehearsal studio in Schiphorst in northern Germany, hypnotic pieces with the kind of noisemaking the band is known for. For the new album, Péron and Werner "Zappi" Diermaier were looking for communication with musician friends and the audience. The tracks were recorded in changing ensembles at changing locations in the USA (during a tour in 2016). In these community....

"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...

Special for the first four weeks of release, this is $3.00 off the regular price - but only for a limited time!
As Cuneiform fans already know, composer and arranger Michael Gibbs and guitar-star Bill Frisell's musical relationship goes back 4 decades.
This fine release by the monster trumpeter Cuong Vu, along with his regular unit of bassist Luke Bergman and drummer Ted Poor, features Frisell really killing it in playing department at times.
It's also special because showcases..

One of the last of the great guitar heros of the 60s who is still firing on all cylinders today.

"Legendary British bluesrock guitar statesman, Robin Trower approaches his finest hour with 'time and emotion' his latest tune set. Trower's evocative note bends and signature tone along with his powerful lead vocals totally bring it. There are plenty of tightly knitted bass lines and drum grooves supporting RT's gut lifting sound to titillate the listener's ear. It is an unadulterated combustion of...

This is a rad best of featuring the 2nd edition of Eric's Animals, who were a much wilder, more psychedelic beast than the original band (A Girl Named Sandoz, San Francisco Nights, Monterey and the original, 7:31 version of Sky Pilot anyone?). Recommended to fans of original period psychedelia.

At this point, for my money, Big Big Train are one of the very best modern day 'prog' bands in existence. They are absolutely a prog rock band, but unlike so many modern prog bands, they have a strong sound that is their sound.
In addition to already impressive players Dave Gregory (XTC!) and Nick D'Virgillio, this album includes Rikard Sjöblom, of Beardfish!
Their 10th album Grimspound follows swiftly after their last, Folklore, as the band found themselves with a wealth of new material and...

Bebo Ferra - guitar
Paolino Dalla Porta - doublebass
Fabrizio Sferra - drums
Gianluca Petrella - trombone
"King Crimson is the most protean group of all contemporary music. For fifty years, Robert Fripp's mind has been churning out amazing ideas, inventing new sounds, revolutionizing stage ensembles, and gathering drummers. His compositions climb wild lyrical peaks to then dive into powerful bouts of metallic dissonances, ebbing into a magmatic sound wave which is in continuous evolution

Classic 70s spacey/symphonic rock albums which features leader Cyrille Verdeux's keyboards. A soundtrack to a wild underground film that features a huge number of players: Christian Boul, Gilbert Artman, Tim Blake, Yvan Coaquette, Ariel Kalma, Franois Jeanneau, etc.

"In 1974 the film ''Visa de Censure n# X'' by Pierre Clementi was published.It was supported by a soundtrack entitled ''Delired Cameleon Family'' and released on EMI, behind which we find Clearlight's mastermind Cyrille Verdeaux, who...

Classic 70s spacey/symphonic rock albums which features leader Cyrille Verdeux's keyboards. Here we get Didier Lockwood, Didier Malherbe, & more. This was their final release of the 70s.

"While Clearlight were dropped by Virgin by mid-70's, there was no intention by Verdeaux to slow his project down. He was signed by the French label Isadora for the next album ''Les contes du singe fou'', which finds him supported by an almost brand new cast. Except for bassist Joël Dugrenot, who played previously with Clearlight, Didier Lockwood had replaced David Cross on violin, Yves Chouard (who previously played with Total Issue and Emmanuel Booz) was the new guitarist, Serge Aouzi was the new...

Limited edition of 500 numbered copies on clear vinyl; originally released in 1959 on Folkways Records. This really is a great rarity; I have never seen this one before (then again, I was two when it was originally released!). Mega-early electronic weirdness!

"The brainchild of visual artist Jordan Belson and electronics polymath Henry Jacobs, the Vortex Experiments ran from 1957 to 1960, first at San Francisco’s Morrison Planetarium and later at the SF Museum of Art. The very name of these....

This was originally released on triple vinyl by the band themselves, in a now sold-out edition, and now, finally after several years, the CD version is available domestically (it was previously a Japanese-only release!)

"Hubardo is the sixth album, a concept double album, by Kayo Dot...It is Kayo Dot's first double album, its longest album and one of its heaviest albums to date, containing aspects of avant-garde metal, black metal, post-metal, post-rock, jazz fusion as well as chamber music..

Reissue of a hard to find album from 1961 by one of the greats of tape music-based electronic musique construction.

"Originally self-released in 1961 and later issued by Folkways, Tod Dockstader's Eight Electronic Pieces is a foundational document of American electronic music and a stunning first work from this revolutionary composer. Refused access to the resources and funding of the academy and without any interest from the record industry, Dockstader assembled his debut album through three...

"Marc Barreca's seventh solo album for Palace of Lights extends his work with a broader and deeper palette of synthesized and sampled sound, including sources as diverse as prepared guitars, pianos, Indonesian metallophones and glass harmonica. The music of Aberrant Lens employs long MIDI delays, synced MIDI processing via MAX for Live and extreme warping of disparate looped sound sources driven into entirely new states. The results are new, coherent aural structures: music that questions traditional...

FINALLY issued on CD!
Hooffot is:
Par Hallgren: bass
Jacob Hamilton: drums & percussion
Joakim Jonsson: guitar
Mikael Odesjo: guitar
Bengt Wahlgren: Rhodes piano, synth, Hammond organ
Ola Eriksson: synth, Hammond organ
with:
Gustaf Sornmo: trumpet
Ida Hallgren: baritone saxophone

Really great release, featuring two side-long tracks. The band mix progressive rock with jazz/rock and come up with a real serious winner on this one. Hugely recommended....

On the heels of Kayo Dot’s 2016 album Plastic House On Base Of Sky, New York City based avant-garde musician Toby Driver sustains his inexhaustible output with a solo album titled Madonnawhore.
After exploring a retro-futurist noir sound on Kayo Dot’s 2014 album Coffins On Io then delving even further into electronic music with his aforementioned last album, Driver was eager to write a different kind of song.
Madonnawhore represents a foray into traditional songwriting, stripped of the...

On the heels of Kayo Dot’s 2016 album Plastic House On Base Of Sky, New York City based avant-garde musician Toby Driver sustains his inexhaustible output with a solo album titled Madonnawhore.
After exploring a retro-futurist noir sound on Kayo Dot’s 2014 album Coffins On Io then delving even further into electronic music with his aforementioned last album, Driver was eager to write a different kind of song.
Madonnawhore represents a foray into traditional songwriting, stripped of the...

"An mini LP of works by Denis Mpunga and Paul K., all recorded between 1980-1984. Combining elements of traditional African music with experimental electronics, the Belgian/Congolese duo released only a handful of tracks, scattered across a few rare LP and cassette compilations that were put out in the mid-eighties by obscure European labels. This release also includes a few previously unreleased songs that were found on the original master tapes. Relocating with his family from the Congo to Belgium in...

"Double album compilation of the first singles (1972-1980) of Richard Pinhas and his legendary bands: the mythical Heldon, Schizo, and T.H.X.. And, as a bonus, an excellent long, hypnotic, instrumental version of "Marie Zorn" (1999), previously unpublished."