New Arrivals

New Arrivals
"Previously unreleased, the three tracks on Pays Noir come from recording sessions held at the same time as those for the cult album No Man's Land, produced by Jef Gilson in 1976, and published on vinyl by Souffle Continu Records in 2017.
Singled out at the time of its release by Actuel, Rock & Folk, and Melody Maker, the tabula rasa of No Man's Land is the result of free-flowing experiments born of chance, if the two musicians are to be believed. Indeed, their approach to free improvisation was...

"Souffle Continu Records present a reissue of Jean-Francois Pauvros and Gaby Bizien's No Man's Land, originally released on Un-Deux-Trois in 1976. Whether it is with the label Palm, or for Un-Deux-Trois, Jef Gilson has produced some of the best albums of French free jazz and improvisation. But that's not all: he also offered perfect recording conditions enabling some of the fresh young talent to emerge, including Daunik Lazro, André Jaume, and Jean-François Pauvros, all three of whom released their first...

FINALLY, finally released on CD for the turntable-deprived!
75 Dollar Bill is the latest project by Rick Brown, formerly of V-Effect, Curlew, Fish & Roses, etc and Che Chen.
It's a really good band and a really good album; it's different from but absolutely in the same kind of league and sound as Horse Lords!

"Mr. Chen stood playing hypnotic guitar repetitions, moving with the stresses of the riffs, the drummer Rick Brown sat on a square wooden box, open in the back, and attacked....

"Pikacyu-Makoto is an intergalactic love and peace duo, featuring two figureheads of underground Japanese music: Pika from Afrirampo and Makoto Kawabata of legendary psychedelic avatars Acid Mothers Temple.
As a duo they embrace both sides of the coin -- drums and guitar, chaos and order, male and female, yin and yang, the angel and the devil. Pika brings her skills of mystifying performance to the table, all free-drum bluster and vocals veering between shrine maiden and wild spirit. Kawabata's...

"Pikacyu-Makoto is an intergalactic love and peace duo, featuring two figureheads of underground Japanese music: Pika from Afrirampo and Makoto Kawabata of legendary psychedelic avatars Acid Mothers Temple.
As a duo they embrace both sides of the coin -- drums and guitar, chaos and order, male and female, yin and yang, the angel and the devil. Pika brings her skills of mystifying performance to the table, all free-drum bluster and vocals veering between shrine maiden and wild spirit. Kawabata's...

Formed by drummer/vocalist Robert Wyatt after he left the pioneering UK outfit Soft Machine in 1971. By early 1972, the band conisted of Robert, guitarist Phil Miller, bassist Bill MacCormick & electric pianist Dave MacRae. Smoke Signals compiles all previously unreleased performances - selected & sequenced by Robert Wyatt biographer Mike King - from the band's most intense gigging period. The set list is mostly drawn from Little Red Record, but the way the band performed the pieces live is quite...

"Fast 'n' Bulbous proved that Beefheart's songs deserve to be played in his absence and are, for all their knotty logic, quite playable...Johnston's brass scores hit the R&B meat and twisted swing that Beefheart embedded in spidery guitars... Lucas on searing bottleneck guitar celebrated the rock in Beefheart's extremes."– David Fricke / Rolling Stone

"Remarkably, these instrumentals hold onto Beefheart's obsessive strangeness, which is really the best tribute that Lucas, Johnston and the
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This reissues a very rare 1970 album, out of print for 45 years now, which was the first professional band by musicians who would later find fame in a number of other bands:
Steve Miller-piano
Phil Miller-guitar
Roy Babbington-bass
Pip Pyle-drums
Carol Grimes-vocals
Lol Coxhill-sax

Contains the original album, a non-lp single, a great alternate take & a couple of live tracks, all sounding unbelievably better than the rather poor sounding original lp on the wall of

"1996 CD documenting a decade (and then some) of collaborations featuring Gordon (sax, piano, keys, percussion, guitar) and Cunningham (guitars, loops and treatments, prepared piano, percussion, keyboards) with John Greaves (bass), Anton Fier (drums), and David Van Tieghem (percussion triggers). What started in 1981 as a loose experiment in location recording and 'found objects' morphed into this selection of synth drones, free jazz blasts, cut-up spoken revelations, electric instrumental minimalism...

Their 1st release, from 2013.

"Dada-minded insurrectionists hellbent on dismantling various genres then re-assembling them inside out with gleeful aplomb."-The Village Voice

"...I can safely call Cloud Becomes Your Hand one of the most exciting and wonderfully strange bands I've encountered in some time."-Stereogum, "Band To Watch"

"With brilliant melodies, blippy video-game sounds, and Syd Barrett-esque lyrics, Cloud Becomes Your Hand feels like a joyful journey through a strange

Charles Bobuck is Hardy Fox, who was one of the original Residents, but left sometime in the 80s. Now Hardy is releasing album (good ones!) under the name Charles Bobuck. Why? Dunno.
Note: we list this under “C” just like we list Jethro Tull under “J” and Muddy Waters under “M”; it isn’t his name.

"The all-new album by former Residents composer Bobuck. Based on the H. Fox story, "O-bay Scooplaws and the Summer of Love." Scooplaws was one of the thousands of bands who pilgrimaged to San....

For a very short while - perhaps 30-36 months - Boyd Raeburn led the most technically advanced band in the world. Starting his career playing in and then leading commercial dance orchestras during the '30s, he moved towards jazz during the early '40s. He embraced the outlook, styles and techniques of bebop and incorporated them in arrangements for his orchestra, hiring modernist arrangers and players.
He somehow lucked into one of the greatest mid 40s arrangers, Eddie Finckel and when Finckel left...

"Tanzlinde is the debut album of the neo-psych band Sherpa from Abruzzo, Italy. The band got inspired by their mountains up to eastern cultures and ancient singings, and the result is a debut album which is psychedelic in the meaning of bursting the borders of music genres. You hear influences of psychedelia and Krautrock, in the direction of Popol Vuh and Robert Wyatt, but also eastern culture's traditional music. There are hints of Indie or even some slightly pop music influences. „Tanzlinde" means a...

"Seasoned veterans of the ambient and deep-experiential electronic music, Howard Givens and Craig Padilla return to their soul-searching quest for expressing a symbiosis of music and contemplative self-examination and enlightenment with their new studio release BEING OF LIGHT.
This latest work, comprised of four tracks, one of which approaches "long-form" in style, conveys even more than with their previous highly-regarded LIFE FLOWS WATER release, their interest in harmonic color and dense viscous...

Klaus' 20th album, which was long to begin with, has been expanded to almost 80' with the addition of a bonus track!

"Re-Re-Release of the Klaus Schulze classic "En=Trance" (originally released 1988 / Re-Release 2005 / this edition was completely new remastered 2017 by Tom Dams!"

""En=Trance" is a „pure Schulze" record, I made it all on my own. I have to say I only get other musicians when I notice that the song has something missing. Fot instance if I feel that the song must have a...

"SQUINTALOO - progressive instrumental Post-Rock of a very special kind! A completely extraordinary masterstroke of Berlin's band SQUINTALOO. They love the wealth of colors, the complexness and variety of bands like King Crimson, Zappa, Yes, Mr. Bungle, Rush, Mastodon or Henry Cow. Also classic music and jazz, minimal music and edgy experimental sound scapes are part of the SQUINTALOO cosmos. If you get into the dead water of this musical work there is no escape. But it never becomes a maelstrom, the....

"This new instrumental trio project from the burning guitarist of Cleric and Simulacrum blends avant-garde classical, free jazz, dissonant math metal, ambient and world music into a powerful new mix.
Originally from Philly and now living in Brooklyn, Matt Hollenberg has spent over a year composing these complex and exciting pieces and has chosen two of his oldest musical cohorts to perform them. This bold new take on the power trio will fry your mind!"...

"I have had an idea if I apply the neural network to create my sound work for long time. When I had a performance at Centre Pompidou with Peter Rehberg and other friends I tried to talk about the idea with a French guy from IRCAM. But, he couldn't understand my idea, which by using neural network the sound I create would never have any repetitions. That was 2002 and I had to wait until 2015 when I had a grant from New York State Council on the Arts through ISSUE Project Room, then its director Lawrence...

"Shelagh McDonald is a Scottish folk singer, songwriter and guitarist who released two albums before her abrupt and mysterious disappearance in 1971. This, her debut album was originally released on the Mooncrest label.
On her albums, she was backed up by many notables within the English folk-rock scene, including Richard Thompson, Dave Mattacks, Danny Thompson, Keith Tippett, Keith Christmas and the Fotheringay rhythm section."

After In A Glass House, Giant and their record label made a concerted effort to 'break the band' in the USA, and the band toured here constantly.
Signing with Capitol, they released 3 great studio albums that gave the band a slightly more rockified and accessible face, without losing a whit of the complexity of their earlier work.
Free Hand was their seventh album and was the middle one of that trio and it is one of many extremely fine works in their catalog. It rocks like hell and incredibly...

This reissues the band's fifth and possibly greatest album. This was their first without Phil Shulman, and the sound points towards the more definitely rock-yet-challenging sound that they went for after this.
Great acoustic and electric passages exist side-by-side. An absolute stone classic. Highly, highly recommended!

Possibly their most popular album and certainly a great one! I believe it was their highest charting album in their career in the USA. Highly recommended.
After In A Glass House, Giant and their record label made a concerted effort to 'break the band' in the USA, and the band toured here constantly. Signing with Capitol, they released 3 great studio albums that gave the band a slightly more rockified and accessible face, without losing a whit of the complexity of their earlier work. TPATG was their...

"2017 release from the British singer, songwriter, and musician. To The Bone is his expansive, brilliant fifth solo album. It is the follow up to 2015's Hand. Cannot. Erase. (one of Rolling Stone's best albums of 2015). A gloriously dynamic modernist pop record as imagined by the UK s biggest underground artist, To The Bone is Steven Wilson's hat-tip to the hugely ambitious progressive pop records of his youth (think Peter Gabriel's So, Talk Talk's Colour of Spring, Tears for Fears Seeds of Love)."

"After their debut album brought very positive reviews from the critics, this is the second album from this up-and-coming German jazz group, led by bassist/composer Achim Seifert.
In 2010 The Achim Seifert Project won the "Future Sounds Award", a prestigious competition run by the Leverkusener Jazztage and in 2011 he performed on their main stage, which was recorded and broadcast by WDR.
The band has opened for jazz stars such as Randy Crawford and Christian McBride. Aside from his performing...

"MOTHER GONG led by GILLI SMYTH was a parallel project along with DAEVID ALLEN'S GONG, and they perform a unique brand of progressive rock that is rooted in jazz traditions.
Eye is an album featuring studio and live tracks. The live material was mixed and mastered at Spring Studios. Musicians include HARRY WILLIAMSON, DOUG KERR, ORLANDO ALLEN, LIZ VANDORT, ROBERT GEORGE,and ROBERT CALVERT(not the HAWKWIND guy, but the well-known Australian musician)!
This progressive rock classic has been out...

"Greenslade had split up in 1975 but Dave Greenslade had already written in effect a new album of music and he was ready to make another album. Assembling a cast of stellar musicians he recorded "Cactus Choir" which was released in 1976 to worldwide critical acclaim.

"Dave Greenslade's first solo album is a big improvement over the last several records of his former band Greenslade. Not only is Cactus Choir comparable in quality to earlier Greenslade releases like Bedside Manners Are Extra, it...

Peter Dunton - Keyboards, Lead Vocals, Drums
Bernie Jinks - Bass, Vocals
Nick Spenser - Guitar, Vocals

Excellent 1969 proto-prog from one of the precursors to T2!

"Please were formed by Peter Dunton and Bernie Jinks in late 1967. They had just returned to Britain from Germany where they had played with Neon Pearl, which also included their third member Jurgen Ermisch. The fourth original member Adrian Gurvitz later co-founded Gun. Unfortunately this line-up left no vinyl legacy...

'When the Beatles released Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club in 1967, they raised the bar for recording groups. Most bands under recording contract had to enlist aid to make higher quality recordings. This was the Fugs answer to Pepper.
Richard Alderson, Warren Smith, Arthur Jenkins, and others helped to ochestrate these songs into full prodution numbers. Beside the recordings of the songs, several comedic dialog selections are interspersed within the tracks, as well as given their own titles.Some of..

This is a recording of one of the greatest line-ups of this great band, recorded live, nearly a decade after they had last played together, and the concert that started their annual Cropedy Festival event.
Performing here are Dave Swarbrick, Richard Thompson, Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg, Dave Mattacks, Bruce Rowland with guest appearances by Judy Dyble & Ralph McTell!

"This is really a great find. The Full House lineup reunites, plus Rowlands (presumably on additional percussion~ Mattacks is on ...

"A 4-CD clambox set celebrating the pioneering black label from Chicago. With doo-wop, jazz, blues, r'n'b, soul, rock,'n'roll and pop, the 115 tracks included from 1954 to 1966 feature such stars as John Lee Hooker, The Staple Singers, Little Richard, Jimmy Reed and the Spaniels. Includes an authoritative 40 page booklet."

1-1 –The Spaniels Baby It's You 2:31
1-2 –Jimmy Reed I Found My Baby 2:45
1-3 –The Spaniels Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight 2:40
1-4 –Floyd Jones...

Over 200 (!!) tracks of vibrato-laden guitars, thwackin' drums, root-note bass, rough-toned tenor sax and plaintive pleas to former beach bunnies. This is the best of original era American Surf music. Including THE BEACH BOYS, JAN & DEAN, DICK DALE, DUANE EDDY, LINK WRAY and loads more! Time to polish your board, and gas up the Woody!...

"Yes has never needed an orchestra because they've always sounded like an orchestra. When the band was playing at full fury, you'd swear more than five musicians were playing on stage. The Symphonic Live tour incorporated an entire orchestra to accompany Yes, and this Blu-ray, from a 2001 show with The European Festival Orchestra conducted by Wilhelm Keitel, offers Yes music, not overwhelmed by the enormity of the symphonic sound, but tinged with the subtle nuance of an appropriate and vital fifth...

IF you are attuned to it, there is a huge wealth of great, American 'roots' music from all cultures that took place and was recorded before the 2nd world war.
Don't worry about genre distinctions; I think of this stuff as 'genuine old timey music' and find a lot of listen to and enjoy regardless of genre categorization; it's mostly rural and it's all very, very genuine.

Disc: 1
1. Crazy Blues - Mamie Smith & her Jazz Hounds
2. Rambler Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson ...

"In 1988, on the eve of a two decade civil war, Somalia's authoritarian ruler Siad Barre launched punishing air strikes on the north of the country, known today as Somaliland, in response to agitations for independence. The bombing leveled the entire city. Barre targeted Radio Hargeisa to prevent any kind of central communication system that could organize a resistance. With the attack imminent, a few brave radio operators and dedicated vanguards of Somali culture knew the archives, containing over...

Richard Thompson is truly one of the GREAT guitarists as well as one of the very, very few electric and acoustic guitarists who I am just as happy to hear UNplugged as plugged in.
"Richard Thompson released Acoustic Classics in 2014. Although he has performed and recorded in both full band and solo acoustic style throughout his 35 year solo career, this was a studio-quality offering which in some cases, updated prior acoustic recordings (such as the songs Beeswing or 1952 Vincent Black Lightning)...

“If Australia has produced a classic piece of musical minimalism, [Windmill] is it.”-Graham Strahle, The Australian

"This new CD presents two of Australian composer Stephen Whittington’s stunningly beautiful string quartets: his elegant, eclectic seven-movement …from a thatched hut, which embraces, sometimes obliquely, the composer’s deep interest in Chinese poetry and his frequent travels in China, and his evocative, haunting Windmill, which draws sonic references to the small metal windmills...

"The form of both freeHorn and ii-v-i consists of a continuous modulation between three different harmonic series. freeHorn weaves together the live interaction of acoustic instruments and computer software written by Polansky and Phil Burke. ii-v-i, a reverberant cloud of moving intonation, gradually drifts from one natural harmonic series to another. Only open strings, 2nd, 3rd and 4th harmonics, and notes stopped at the 7th and 12th frets are used, and the guitars are audibly retuned from one...

“By intriguing his listeners at the same time he wreathes them in smiles, Lentz always comes up with something listenable and worthwhile.”—Gramophone

"River of 1,000 Streams is a dense, slowly evolving virtuosic piano piece in which a live/solo part is expanded by the addition of hundreds of “cascading echoes” (reappearing fragments of music) that appear kaleidoscopically in up to 11 simultaneous layers, creating thick clouds of (primarily) tremolos that gradually gain in density and volume as...

A very good relic of a half century ago, finding Steve Winwood in wonderful voice and everyone else in very good to great form. If you want to appreciate this album even more - and also appreciate why it only lasted 6 months - be sure to watch the Ginger Baker documentary "Beware Of Mister Baker"!

"Blind Faith's first and last album, nearly 50 years old and counting, remains one of the jewels of the Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, and Ginger Baker catalogs, despite the crash-and-burn history of the...

"This piece was performed live one time, at a Snakefinger wake in San Francisco. The studio version was originally released as a fan club only, limited edition CD. This LP includes both the studio version AND the live version. This is a limited edition of only 300 copies on Cyan Blue vinyl."

"The Residents met Philip Lithman in 1969. They became immediate friends and began playing music together. Snakefinger participated in many Residents projects with 1986 being a particularly good year for their...

"2017 album from the German prog rockers. The Vision, The Sword and the Pyre is a rock opera about Joan of Arc. Composed, directed and produced by Frank Bornemann, the work is dedicated to the life and acts of the late Middle Age French heroine Joan of Arc, canonised in 1920, and combines unique musical complexity with absolute and unbiased historical precision. Eloy aside, Frank Bornemann is an acclaimed supervisor and producer of well-known bands of different musical stripes (including Scorpions, Guano...

Chris Speed: Tenor Saxophone
Chris Tordini: Acoustic Bass
Dave King: Drums
" This new album by Chris Speed's excellent trio with drummer Dave King and bassist Chris Tordini is in many ways Speed's most fully developed and personal work to date. Since arriving in New York in the early 1990s, he has become one of the most vital improvising musicians on the scene through work that has always ranged widely, moving from a jazz base out through various forms of folk, classical and rock music...

Omri Ziegele: Alto Saxophone, Uzbek Flute, Vocals
Yves Theiler: Keyboards, Reed Organ, Melodica, Vocals
Dario Sisera: Percussion, Drums
"This new album by Omri Ziegele’s «Where’s Africa» trio is in a place where there is unmitigated joy; its movements are feather-light, yet its grooves are earthy. That state of being in which everything can flow freely, the songs, time, like children’s rhymes and rounds, circling until they suddenly lead us out into the open.
The keyboard transforms....

"Everything you need to know about Fred Frith can be found on this album. It is in the music, every single improvised note of it, played live at the theater Gutersloh on March 18, 2017, in a trio with the Danish saxophonist Lotte Anker and the percussionist Samuel Duhsler from Swtizerland. A tricky concept, improvisation, and one which the 68-year-old guitarist and composer from Yorkshire, who lives and teaches in Oakland and Basel, embodies. ''I had a crisis in 1981'', he said in the interview for his...

‘Enchanting and angelic...In addition to owning a strong voice, (Kim) is down to earth and likeable...Undoubtedly a star in the making’- Prog

"Formerly the front woman of progressive rock band Touchstone, Kim Seviour has now launched her solo career which follows her signing to White star Records. Kim can now reveal that she has been working on a brand new album with one of prog music's finest and prevalent musicians, John Mitchell (Lonely Robot, Frost*, It Bites).Kim has a particularly unique...

Before the somewhat surprising reformation of King Crimson, if you wanted your fix of all things KC, you had to go to the Robert Fripp-approved tribute band, consisting of all ex members of Crimson, with the exception of Jakko, who was not an ex member, but is NOW a member, along with Mel Collins.
One thing for fans to note is that even though this is NOT King Crimson, they concentrate solely on the first four albums by King Crimson, as well as the closely related McDonald & Giles album!...

Before the somewhat surprising reformation of King Crimson, if you wanted your fix of all things KC, you had to go to the Robert Fripp-approved tribute band, consisting of all ex members of Crimson, with the exception of Jakko, who was not an ex member, but is NOW a member, along with Mel Collins.
One thing for fans to note is that even though this is NOT King Crimson, they concentrate solely on the first four albums by King Crimson, as well as the closely related McDonald & Giles album!...

The entire output (two albums) that were originally released on the Vertigo Swirl label, digitally remastered for the first time from the master tapes. A 5 piece of Angus Cullen-vocals, John Heyworth-guitar, Peter Jennings-keyboards Kevin McCarthy...

Stoughton "tip-on" LP jacket; Includes download code.
"Frühe Jahre is the first time reissue of C-Schulz's early work from late 1980s and early '90s. Schulz's first LP, 10. Hose Horn, was introduced alongside other debut LPs from Jim O'Rourke and Frank Dommert on Dommert's Entenpfuhl label in 1991. Combining the cathartic sounds of industrial, early techno, and innovative pop with inspiration from acousmatic, New Music, and Dada, Schulz's music is a prime example of the Cologne experimental music...

"Frühe Jahre is the first time reissue of C-Schulz's early work from late 1980s and early '90s. Schulz's first LP, 10. Hose Horn, was introduced alongside other debut LPs from Jim O'Rourke and Frank Dommert on Dommert's Entenpfuhl label in 1991. Combining the cathartic sounds of industrial, early techno, and innovative pop with inspiration from acousmatic, New Music, and Dada, Schulz's music is a prime example of the Cologne experimental music scene of the time. Rhythmic delights, outlandish...