New Arrivals

New Arrivals
"The Second of two full-length Krallice albums for end of 2017.
As we enter the new year we also approach the 10-year anniversary of the first Krallice full-length album. Their self-titled debut set the US metal world ablaze as it seemed to come from nowhere and make a distinguishing mark on North American Black Metal, and what it would become. This album touches upon that time, as viewed via a time-bending wormhole."

"The most recent full-length LP from New York's Krallice marks yet another distinct evolutionary leap in their recorded output, and includes vocals and synth by Dave Edwardson, who is most well known as the bassist of the legendary NEUROSIS.
Although still distinctly Krallice in sound, they once again prove their masterful ability to contort and twist their works into a new beast while maintaining a natural feeling of songwriting progression. Edwardson adds an entirely new element with his...

"Wooden Shjips, long-time leaders of the contemporary psychedelic movement, expand their sound with V. On their fifth album the quartet of Ripley Johnson (Moon Duo), Omar Ahsanuddin, Dusty Jermier, and Nash Whalen augment their already rich sound with laid back, classic summer songs. Inspired by the tumult of the modern world, and the desire to offer a contrasting vision of peace, the band has created a record that filters their trademark hypnotic grooves through an optimistic lens, resulting in music....

"Wooden Shjips, long-time leaders of the contemporary psychedelic movement, expand their sound with V. On their fifth album the quartet of Ripley Johnson (Moon Duo), Omar Ahsanuddin, Dusty Jermier, and Nash Whalen augment their already rich sound with laid back, classic summer songs. Inspired by the tumult of the modern world, and the desire to offer a contrasting vision of peace, the band has created a record that filters their trademark hypnotic grooves through an optimistic lens, resulting in music....

"...he detests prohibitions on thinking and pigeonholing, fears nothing and nobody, and hardly hates anything as much as boredom or routine. He regularly jumps back and forth between Jimi Hendrix, Samuel Becket and Chinese folk music in the search for inspiration and seems to expand his artistic portfolio every second. Sometimes the thought of what it might look like in Christy Doran's head comes to mind. Probably untidy, full-packed, rather chaotic, mega-interesting and incredibly fascinating...

This is #19 from Cheer-Accident and, like everything from the last decade from them, is another knock-it-out-of-the-ballpark winner!
Interestingly, even though it was recorded fairly recently and there is currently a fantastic quartet version of the band, only Thymme and Jeff of the current band are on here - with a lot of guests - and the entire album was written by Jeff! Why? Because they are CHEER-ACCIDENT and they don't answer to you, me or anyone else.
Hugely personally recommended!...

This is #19 from Cheer-Accident and, like everything from the last decade from them, is another knock-it-out-of-the-ballpark winner!
Interestingly, even though it was recorded fairly recently and there is currently a fantastic quartet version of the band, only Thymme and Jeff of the current band are on here - with a lot of guests - and the entire album was written by Jeff! Why? Because they are CHEER-ACCIDENT and they don't answer to you, me or anyone else.
Hugely personally recommended!...

"Wire’s first three albums need no introduction. They are the three classic albums on which Wire’s reputation is based. Moreover, they are the recordings that minted the post-punk form. This was adopted by other bands, but Wire were there first. These are the definitive re-releases. Each album is presented as an 80-page hardback book – the size of a 7-inch, but obviously much thicker. After a special introduction by Jon Savage, Graham Duff provides insight into each track. These texts include recording....

Wire’s first three albums need no introduction. They are the three classic albums on which Wire’s reputation is based. Moreover, they are the recordings that minted the post-punk form. This was adopted by other bands, but Wire were there first. These are the definitive re-releases. Each album is presented as an 80-page hardback book – the size of a 7-inch, but obviously much thicker. After a special introduction by Jon Savage, Graham Duff provides insight into each track. These texts include recording...

Terrific one & done release from a Canadian folk / psych outfit who were mentored by Paul Horn (yes, THAT Paul Horn who managed to have this album released only in Canada by Columbia in 1974. This is the real thing and comes highly recommended!

"First official vinyl reissue, from the master tapes, of this cult favorite -- an album overflowing with brooding, mystical, Eastern-influenced hippie psychedelia dominated by long and largely instrumental tracks -- all based on a complex interplay of...

We have copies of this great jazz/rock album with covers with seam splits. It's not terrible terrible, but it's there and have to mention it!!
While they last!!

Ferdinand Povel (flute), Philip Catherine (guitar), Fritz Pauer (piano, organ), Jimmy Woode (bass), Klaus Weiss (drums).

First-ever reissue of this obscure BASF 1971 release of jazz/rock (early for jazz/rock on the continent). Sunbirds were a rather surprising conglomeration of...

This great album has been out of print for quite some time. If you have been meaning to pick this up on CD, but haven't yet, we have six copies in stock!...

The second of their 2 'official' studio albums released during their lifetime. Agitation Free were an instrumental, dual guitar oriented, somewhat 'jammy' oriented psychedelic/Krautrock outfit. In addition to the guitar, they are best known for giving the world synthesist/keyboardist Michael Hoenig.
For me, this is the best studio album...

"Yet only another six month wait for a new Tusmørke release, right on the heels of the children's prog album Bydyra and is the logical followup to Hinsides as it's back to an adult approach. Children's chorus gone, so are the badger, squirrel and crow costumes back to their usual robes. The lineup is the same as usual, Benediktator (Benedikt Momrak), brother Krizla (Kristoffer Momrak), the Phenomenon Marxo Solinas (Lars Frederik Frøislie) and HlewagastiR (Martin Nordrum Kneppen). Håkon Oftung...

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Michael Formanek - bass
Tomas Fujiwara – drums
Mary Halvorson – guitar
Thumbscrew demonstrates their unique collective musical vision in contrasting but complementary ways on two exciting new CDs. Ours and Theirs are the first to be released on a newly revamped Cuneiform Records, just returning from a hiatus. Comprised of...

Michael Formanek - bass
Tomas Fujiwara – drums
Mary Halvorson – guitar
Thumbscrew demonstrates their unique collective musical vision in contrasting but complementary ways on two exciting new CDs.
Ours and Theirs are the first to be released on a newly revamped Cuneiform Records, just returning from a hiatus. Comprised of longtime collaborators Michael Formanek, Tomas Fujiwara, and Mary Halvorson, Thumbscrew.

Michael Formanek - bass
Tomas Fujiwara – drums
Mary Halvorson – guitar
Thumbscrew demonstrates their unique collective musical vision in contrasting but complementary ways on two exciting new CDs. Ours and Theirs are the first to be released on a newly revamped Cuneiform Records, just returning from a hiatus. Comprised of longtime collaborators Michael Formanek, Tomas Fujiwara, and Mary Halvorson, Thumbscrew is

This is the second album by this interesting, songs-with-vocals format, electric jazz/rock band, which means they come out somewhere between Caravan or Wigwam in the song department and Tony Williams Lifetime/Mahavishnu Orchestra/Elephant9 in the jazz/rock department!

The bassist is actually from Elephant9 and the drummer is from the Rune Grammofon bands Humcrush and Food.

I thought that this was basically really different by bringing two different sounds together in a really pleasing...

Hand numbered, very limited vinyl edition of only 300 copies!
Amoeba Split are a Spanish, progressive jazz/rock band with heavy Canterbury-scene influences. They won a lot of friends with their fine first album, and this one, after a number of years, is significantly even greater and has a larger instrumental palette, for them to choose from, making this sound a bit like another excellent Canterbury-esque album from Spain, the great 2nd album by Planeta Imaginario, 'Biomassa'! Highly recommended to...

This is the fourth album by this very excellent, very interesting, songs-with-vocals format, electric jazz/rock band, which means they come out somewhere between Caravan or Wigwam in the song department and Tony Williams Lifetime/Mahavishnu Orchestra/Elephant9 in the jazz/rock department! Interestingly enought, the bassist is from Elephant9.
By now, they've moved beyond doing something different in bringing these two strands of styles (songs + electic jazz) together, to have a strong and distinctive..

This is the fourth album by this very excellent, very interesting, songs-with-vocals format, electric jazz/rock band, which means they come out somewhere between Caravan or Wigwam in the song department and Tony Williams Lifetime/Mahavishnu Orchestra/Elephant9 in the jazz/rock department! Interestingly enought, the bassist is from Elephant9.
By now, they've moved beyond doing something different in bringing these two strands of styles (songs + electic jazz) together, to have a strong and distinctive..

Legitimate vinyl reissue of this rare and legendary album. TMT was led by Fluxus member Takehisa Kosugi (electric violin, harmonica, voice, etc.) with Kyo Koike (electric double bass), suntool, voice, etc.), Yukio Tsuchiya (bass-tuba, percussion), Beiji Nagai (trumpet, synthesizer Mini-Korg, timpani), Tokio Hasegaw (voice, percussion), Kinji Hayashi (electronic technique), Hirokeszu Sato (percussion, voice). Recorded live at Nippon Columbia Studio #1, Tokyo, August 19, 1974. Four side-long improvisations...

"Licensed from Columbia Japan. Remastered and lacquer cut by Rashad Becker. 180 gram vinyl.
Aguirre Records present a reissue of Distant Voices, Steve Lacy's rare Japanese collaboration album, originally released in 1976. Renowned for remarkable solo concerts that confirmed his mastery of the soprano horn and that carried its instrumental language into previously unexplored regions, Lacy also loved to collaborate with musicians who could inspire him to stretch the boundaries of his own artistry....

"Andy Sheppard on the recording: "I knew from the first time I heard the trio play that I would fit right in. I loved the melodic sense and vibe and was thrilled when I was invited to guest with the trio in London in 2016. Since then we've had a chance to grow the music with tours in Korea and Norway, before Espen wrote a set of fantastic tunes for the recording session in Oslo. They played themselves and we had a ball recording, everything clicked and in two days we had made a very special album."...

"In the body of work of Cologne artist Wolfgang Voigt - who, like few others, has informed, shaped and influenced the world of electronic music with countless different projects since the early 1990s - Gas stands out in particular, a saturnine sound cosmos based on heavily condensed classic sequences. Even after nearly 20 years, the sound of Gas doesn't seem to have lost any of its luster.
Rausch was created as a single composition. The intention is to listen to the album as a whole from beginning...

"In the body of work of Cologne artist Wolfgang Voigt - who, like few others, has informed, shaped and influenced the world of electronic music with countless different projects since the early 1990s - Gas stands out in particular, a saturnine sound cosmos based on heavily condensed classic sequences. Even after nearly 20 years, the sound of Gas doesn't seem to have lost any of its luster.
Rausch was created as a single composition. The intention is to listen to the album as a whole from beginning...

"Sublime unreleased score for the weird cult/brutalist thriller I Start Counting! (1970). Charming, odd, and affecting score by Basil Kirchin, made "in association" with his regular cohorts, Jack Nathan and John A. Coleman. The film was directed by the multi-talented and quite radical David Greene. Greene was also an actor, a successful producer and had already employed the services of Kirchin for his 1967 horror The Shuttered Room and quirky crime thriller The Strange Affair (1968). I Start Counting!...

"London-based multi-instrumentalist and one of Europe's finest saxophonists Sean Khan ventures to Rio de Janeiro to collaborate with iconic Brazilian polymath Hermeto Pascoal. Taking its title from the escaped slave settlement "Palmares" in the Northeast of Brazil during the 1600s, Palmares Fantasy is Khan's utopian jazz message for the world, and it features Azymuth drummer Ivan "Mamao" Conti, bassist Paulo Russo, guitarist Jim Mullen, and guest vocals from Brazilian chanteuse Sabrina Malheiros, and...

Hey! 20 year anniversary congratulations to these very fine lo-fi spacerockers from my wife's home state, which feature guitars, synthesizers, bass, drums, electronics, etc. all heavily processed into a very pleasing bunch of shoegazer soundscapes!

"Groups like Stars of the Lid and E.A.R. have wandered this same misty plane in search of the perfect drone, but Landing incorporates Bardo Pond's jam aesthetic into the journey, imparting a welcome communal feel to their lengthy, meandering...

Dave Gisler: Guitar
Raffaele Bossard: Bass
Lionel Friedli: Drums
"Over the past few years Dave Gisler has earned himself an impressive reputation in the free-thinking force field of contemporary jazz as a maverick sound architect on the electric guitar. With Lionel Friedli, the impulsive style-busting force of nature on the drums, and the agile bassist Raffaele Bossard, with his earthy tone, Gisler brought two of the most sought after musicians on the Swiss jazz scene. Since 2016 these three.

Angelika Niescier: Saxophone
Christopher Tordini: Bass
Tyshawn Sorey: Drums

"This magnificent concert took place at the Berlin Jazzfest 2017, where Angelika Niescier was awarded the Albert Mangelsdorff Prize (German Jazz Prize). This concert by the Angelika Niescier NYC Trio with Chris Tordini on bass and Tyshawn Sorey on drums – who was Jazzfest Berlin’s 2017 Artist in Residence, and gave several performances in Berlin – proved to be a remarkable stroke of luck for the festival, since...

"As a jazz band, e.s.t. created some of the most popular, enduring, forward-thinking and simply enjoyable music the genre has seen for many years. Over the course of a dozen albums released through ACT, both studio and live sessions, Esbjorn Svensson, Dan Berglund and Magnus Öström captured the hearts and minds of jazz fans with their innovative and imaginative approach to the classic piano trio setting.
The first ever European band to feature on the front cover of US jazz bible Downbeat, they were...

"I found there to be very deep connections going back centuries, between certain types of Jewish music (my earliest musical influences) and Arabic, Middle Eastern and South Asian music. To make a long story short, researching these musical connections and composing music based on them became the focus of my project, Bridges, for my Guggenheim Fellowship. This music represents a "bridge", highlighting the similarities found in diverse religious music traditions that connect us, expressed in a modern jazz...

Composer John Warren is one of the greatest yet completely unheralded, Brit-jazz composers! Anything from him is a treat!

"A previously unrecorded suite of compositions by JOHN WARREN, recorded live by the JOHN SURMAN led BRASS PROJECT.
In the early 1980s John Surman and John Warren realized a long-held ambition and formed the Brass Project. The ensemble was conceived as a brass led group focusing on new compositions from Surman and Warren. The large group ‘had to survive without grant or...

"Fifty years ago in 1967, Roger McGough published Summer with Monika – a magical, iconic tale of love. Taking its title from Ingmar Bergman's classic 1953 film, the suite of interlinked poems paints an honest and touching portrait of a romantic love affair. "

Dave Holland-bass
Evan Parker-sax
Ches Smith-drums, percussion
Craig Taborn-piano, electronics

Is this the first recording of Dave and Evan since Karyobin? Might be!

"In addition to quartet improvisations, they also broke off into every possible subset of duo and trio configurations. The group also recorded two compositions by Smith and one by Holland. A resulting 23 tracks present a series of deep, multi-layered conversations between the musicians, some of whom were...

"Our Solar System's third full-length via Beyond Beyond is Beyond is perhaps their most transparent and revealing, unobstructed by anything beyond the group's now-masterful commitment to eclipsing the expected. On "Origins," the music is at once rapturous, intense and mysterious. The opening half of Side A ("Vulkanen") offers an almost animal assessment of the power possessed by Our Solar System. With considerable ambience the opening suite finds its balance in a land with similar topographic features to...

"Our Solar System's third full-length via Beyond Beyond is Beyond is perhaps their most transparent and revealing, unobstructed by anything beyond the group's now-masterful commitment to eclipsing the expected. On "Origins," the music is at once rapturous, intense and mysterious. The opening half of Side A ("Vulkanen") offers an almost animal assessment of the power possessed by Our Solar System. With considerable ambience the opening suite finds its balance in a land with similar topographic features to...

"Sarah Louises music is spiritually and tangibly set apart from her peers, her 12-string compositions culled from birdsong and rivers as well as the sacred drone of Appalachian folk music. - NPR Music, Songs We Love Praised by Pitchfork as one of the most exciting figures in solo guitar music masterful 12-string guitarist and vocalist Sarah Louise integrates elements of drone, spiritual jazz, and minimalism into her compositions. Her Thrill Jockey debut Deeper Woods is her first album to prominently....

"Sarah Louises music is spiritually and tangibly set apart from her peers, her 12-string compositions culled from birdsong and rivers as well as the sacred drone of Appalachian folk music. - NPR Music, Songs We Love Praised by Pitchfork as one of the most exciting figures in solo guitar music masterful 12-string guitarist and vocalist Sarah Louise integrates elements of drone, spiritual jazz, and minimalism into her compositions. Her Thrill Jockey debut Deeper Woods is her first album to prominently....

This is a very, very good return to form and sound for The Pyramids. If you love the 70s stuff by The Pyramids, this spiritual jazz work will similarly thrill!

"The brand new album from cosmic jazz travellers The Pyramids, led by saxophonist Idris Ackamoor, An Angel Fell.
Produced by Malcolm Catto of The Heliocentrics, the album was recorded during an intense week at Quatermass studios in London and is one of the deepest, richest works yet from a band reaching their highest creative peak...

Dave Rempis-sax
Matt Piet-piano
Tim Daisy

"This recording is a document of the third and fourth occasion of Dave Rempis, Tim Daisy, and yours truly convening to improvise together. (In Chicago at Elastic Arts and Hungry Brain, respectively.) Our first two meetings were captured and released on Cure for the Quotidian (Amalgam) and Hit the Ground Running (Aerophonic). Each time I play with Tim and Dave is a revelatory experience. A year ago, during the set at the Elastic Arts Foundation in.

Hey! 20 year anniversary congratulations to these very fine lo-fi spacerockers from my wife's home state, which feature guitars, synthesizers, bass, drums, electronics, etc. all heavily processed into a very pleasing bunch of shoegazer soundscapes!

"Groups like Stars of the Lid and E.A.R. have wandered this same misty plane in search of the perfect drone, but Landing incorporates Bardo Pond's jam aesthetic into the journey, imparting a welcome communal feel to their lengthy, meandering...

The first album, originally released in 1980, by this Turkmenian cross-culture folk and new music jazz/fusion ensemble led by drummer Rishad Shafi. First time on CD.

"The Gunesh Ensemble was founded in 1970 in Ashkhabad, Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic, then part of the Soviet Union. They started out as a vocal group with supporting musicians from Turkmenistan State Radio and TV. Later several young musicians came to play with them and the band's music became much more modern. The group...

"Private press library recordings of the early '70s. Together with Florian Fricke and Peter Michael Hamel, Deuter is certainly mainly responsible for the fruitful encounters between European sensibility and Eastern aesthetics in the German music of the 1970s. Soundtrack was originally produced by Kuckuck in 1973 not for an official and public release, but as a "library" recording to be used for films, TV, and radio. As a library recording. it respects the canonical and typological structure of the genre...

"From the breathtaking performance at the Royal Festival Hall. The entire album masterpiece recreated, plus a host of bonus features including exclusive interview footage with Arthur Lee plus 5 bonus concert recordings" "From the mariachi fanfares of 'Alone Again Or' thrugh to a devastating version of 'You Set The Scene'...perfectly reproduced."-Uncut

The original studio album is a well recognised classic of the psychedelic late 1960s and this concert recorded in January 2003 at the Royal...

If tying the original 30s and 40s recordings by the great Django to films where his music appeared makes people pick up on a fine album, then all power to everyone involved in this concept. Great music.

"No jazz musician can surely ever have expressed themselves more eloquently than Django. The nuances and breathtaking sophistications of his playing style have obvious cinematic potential and Woody Allen and Louis Malle are among the directors who have made use of his music in their films...

"The third studio release since VDGG came back from their 30 year slumber. This one is quite different, as it is a selection of experiments and improvisations.
As Peter says, "Most of the music on "ALT” was made while we weren't really looking, or perhaps only while the left side of our collective brain was engaged. The album is a mixture of improvisations recorded at sound checks and in the studio and more considered sonic creations which often verge on Musique Concrete".
The fourteen pieces...

"In June 2013, Peter Hammill, Hugh Banton and Guy Evans took to the road in Europe to present a series of live concerts that featured a set list that excited devotees of Van Der Graaf Generator like no other for many years. The band had decided the time was right to present their epic classic piece "A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers" in its entirety on stage for the first time, along with Peter Hammill's equally epic "Flight". As the centrepieces of the band's live set, a series of wonderful concerts took...

Released shortly after their film soundtrack, Garofano Rosso, this is a vocal album that has been described as a cross between ELP and Genesis. This was released in Italy as "Come In Un'Ultima Cena" with Italian vocals, but was released with new English vocals internationally on ELP's Manticore label as this, in a last attempt to bring Rock Progressivo Italiano to the world.

"Their second and final album for the label, As In A Last Supper was the English language version of their classic Come...

"The long out of print second album by The Bevis Frond from 1987 featuring six additional tracks from the Marshland sessions Acclaimed in Rolling Stone by David Fricke as a Hendrix devotee every bit as tough and contemporary as the serrated guitar chorales of Sonic Youth and Pixies. Covered by Teenage Fanclub, Mary Lou Lord and Dinosaur Jr, this is a psychedelic pop masterpiece with gorgeous pop overtones."

"The first Frond I ever purchased and still my favorite. Nick takes one two many guitar...