New Arrivals

New Arrivals
"Denver-based trumpeter-composer Joshua Trinidad makes a strikingly original statement on his RareNoise Records debut, In November. Recorded in Giske, Norway, this highly evocative trio outing features the adventurous Norwegian guitarist-composer and ECM recording artist Jacob Young and drummer Stale Liavik Solberg, a central figure on Oslo's improvising music scene.
Brimming with deep and winding lyricism, Trinidad's elegiac seventh album as a leader is a compelling mix of bold long tones on...

This bargain-priced 2016 archival release by Sweden's rightly legendary Trad, Gras och Stanar is revelatory. The final culmination of the musicians from Parson Sound, Harvester & International Harvester, this is sonic the meeting place between Terry Riley and The Monks. Or something.
Discs 1 & 2 feature expanded editions of the legendary live albums from 1972 and 1973, Djungelns Lag & Mors Mors, while disc 3 contains all previously unreleased 1972 live material.

"With 2018's Marfa Myths festival slated to take place in the idyllic namesake backdrop of far West Texas, Mexican Summer once more reveals the fruits of the previous festival's recording residency. For the third Marfa Myths release, we're proud to present seven all-new songs written and recorded by Stockholm's psychedelic masters Dungen and adventurous Brooklyn indie-folk pioneers Woods. As the Marfa Myths record series progresses, the spirit of the collaborations between the artists chosen -- one a....

Equipment: Korg MS-10, Korg MS-20, Korg SQ-Sequencer, Korg Vocoder, Roland SH-01, Teac stereo tape deck.

Performed and recorded live in San Francisco, CA, USA 1982. Total running time, about 22 minutes.

"From an obscure tape release discovery, this 12" highlights the work of electronic music pioneer Joel Graham, a San Francisco based artist who self-released two cassettes in 1984/85. Originally recorded and performed live on pre-MIDI analog equipment in 1982 as an outline for a live p

"Sonar's fourth release Vortex reflects the sound of surprise. After three uncompromising quartet albums exploring the edges of minimalist groove, the Swiss group has partnered with renowned guitarist, composer and producer David Torn for it's RareNoise debut.
The band, comprised of guitarists Stephan Thelen and Bernhard Wagner, bassist Christian Kuntner and drummer Manuel Pasquinelli have long been celebrated for combining the visceral power and dynamics of art rock with a minimalist aesthetic....

"By 1984, the classic Pink Floyd line-up was all but finished. Despite reaching No. 1 on the charts, the previous year's The Final Cut had been met with mixed reviews, and many fans saw it as a Roger Waters solo album in all but name. Having unofficially left the group, Waters took the opportunity to resurrect a previous project, The Pros & Cons Of Hitch Hiking, a real-time concept album depicting a man struggling with a midlife crisis as he drives across California.
The idea had originally been...

"Big Band jazz with a Mediterranean flavour guided by the famous tuba and serpent player Michel Godard. So, as it is in the delivery of the best jazz, so many languages are happily living in the same place. There is a Mediterranean background in these grooves; the restlessness of the blues, bop citations, echoes of a marching band, and disguised tangos. Full orchestral moments that with great wisdom drains into a duo or trio; improvised and free form jazz moments, alternating with ballad and dixieland...

"Soon after moving from quiet Warwick to London in 1968, the Edgar Broughton Band was signed by the former Pink Floyd manager Peter Jenner to Blackhill Enterprises and EMI's Harvest label. Their first album "Wasa Wasa" had a heavily blues-influenced and psychedelic sound, hard-driven by Edgar Broughton's gritty vocal style, similar to that of Captain Beefheart and Howlin' Wolf. Their second album "Sing Brother Sing" was released in 1970, one year before their probably most significant album simply...

"In 2002 Klaus Schulze released the second part of his box set series "Contemporary Works". "Virtual Outback" is the first of five CD's from this set, which was only previously available online and has been sold out / deleted for years. This new CD comes with a new booklet ( with new liner notes ) plus the Bonus track "Chinese Ears", which Schulze recorded for the China Millenium Show in Beijng."

"If we subscribe to the current ISO 8601, then 2018 is Hexadic year three—the third annum since we were introduced to a new wave in combinatorial theory with powerful potentialities for music composition. The book, The Hexadic System, was written by SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE's BEN CHASNY, who demonstrated the possibilities of the system with two albums of Hexadic composition, as well as touring the music and chairing talks on the process and uses of THE SYSTEM around the United States and Great Britain...

Arnold de Boer - Vocals, guitar, claps
Terrie Hessels - Guitar
Katherina Bornefeld - Drums, vocals
Andy Moor - Guitar, baritone guitar

The latest by this Dutch art/punk aggregation who are always, ALWAYS worth hearing - I saw them about 8 months ago with this lineup with the addition of Ken Vandermark, which was great, and this latest one is another proud chapter to their enormous discography.

“The Ex released their previous regular studio album as a four-piece...

"Sonar's fourth release Vortex reflects the sound of surprise. After three uncompromising quartet albums exploring the edges of minimalist groove, the Swiss group has partnered with renowned guitarist, composer and producer David Torn for it's RareNoise debut.
The band, comprised of guitarists Stephan Thelen and Bernhard Wagner, bassist Christian Kuntner and drummer Manuel Pasquinelli have long been celebrated for combining the visceral power and dynamics of art rock with a minimalist aesthetic....

Amirtha Kidambi - voice
Ambrose Akinmusire - trumpet
Mary Halvorson - guitar
Michael Formanek - bass
Tomas Fujiwara - drums

Thumbscrew + trumpeter + vocalist = Code Girl. This is Mary's somewhat proggy, art-song band [think of the less dense aspects of the songs of Michael Mantler]!

"The band was dubbed “Code Girl” (the name coming from a comment made by multi-instrumentalist Anthony Braxton, with whom Halvorson frequently collaborates), and the challenge was to write.

"Night of Desirable Objects was Snakefinger's fourth and final studio album, recorded with the Vestal Virgins and released by Ralph Records in 1987. It featured a variety of styles including jazz, folk, rock, gospel and polka, and displayed a compositional maturity. Snakefinger suffered a heart attack and died on 1 July 1987 in Linz, Austria while touring in support of the album, on the same day the album's first single was released: "There's No Justice In Life". As with all previous re-issues by us...

"This 3 x CD set celebrates the period of Coryell's work during which he and Eleventh House were at their sublime best, featuring as it does live performances the group played in 1973 and 1975, at The Jazz Workshop in Boston and Tulane University, New Orleans respectively. Together making for a delightful tribute to the man and his music, for which he will surely remain a jazz icon indefinitely, this collection is destined to become a must-have release for fans of Larry Coryell everywhere."

"Sometimes there's an aggressive dance beat, but then it will fall away into a chasm where the background string synth pad meanders like a broad, hazy river. Odd sounds swoop towards you and then away, moving with stiff fluidity like computer-animated...

Ethan Iverson-piano
Chris Tordini-bass
John Hollenbeck-drums
Patrick Zimmerli-sax

"New York and Paris-based composer-saxophonist Patrick Zimmerli has pursued overlapping careers in jazz and classical music for over two decades. His 1992 jazz quartet project Shores Against Silence (finally released on Songlines in 2016 to critical acclaim) was inspired by his love of avant-garde modernist composers such as Babbitt, Carter, Stockhausen and Boulez.
In Clockworks he draws on some..

"The first album by former Residents composer Hardy Fox after the era of Charles Bobuck. An album full of love songs, a glimpse into Hardy Fox's younger self. Electronics and rock meet to create lovely minimal pop tunes that any Residents fan will surely love.
Fox says: "Here's a new idea. How about writing a love song? Oh, you say it's been done, maybe overdone. So why would I be so foolish as to tackle such a subject so fraught with cliches and meaningless sentiment. Probably because I am stupid....

Robert Dick-flutes
Tiffany Chang-drums
"R. Dick and T. Chang keeps the ear moving from beginning to end, a measure of how successfully they avoided redundancy."

"This superb radio broadcast, recorded in Paris 1965, features all the Animals smash hits. Legendary line-up: Eric Burdon (vocals), Dave Rowberry (organ and keyboards), Hilton Valentine (guitar), Barry Jenkins (drums), Bryan "Chas" Chandler (bass)."

Surprisingly very aok sound for unreleased 50 year old recordings. Fans will spooge; based on how short the tunes are, I think this is mis-labeled and it actually from 1967. In any case, it's a good performance and very succinct, based on what came later.
"Cream, live at the Winterland in 1968. Regarded by some as the finest live document of the trio in existence, it typifies their explosive chemistry. This show features the hits Tales Of Brave Ulysses, Crossroads, Traintime and many more."

"All Together Now featured the band's biggest hit 'Hold Your Head Up' and saw Rod Argent (keyboards, vocals), Russ Ballard (guitar, piano, vocals), Jim Rodford (bass, guitar, vocals) and Robert Henrit (drums, percussion) enjoy global success. Includes one bonus track and features a booklet that fully restores all original album artwork with a new essay."

"The Emergency Broadcast Years 1994 - 1997 is a five CD set comprising all three of Hawkwind's single albums and one double album originally released by the Emergency Broadcast label between 1994 and 1997: The Business Trip Live, Alien 4, the double set Love in Space and Distant Horizons.
These recordings saw a streamlined Hawkwind enjoy a new period of acclaim. With vocalist Ron Tree as an onstage front man, the band's live concerts of the period were memorable affairs and were perfectly captured...

"In May 1978, Todd Rundgren performed a series of concerts at The Roxy Theater in West Hollywood, California with a band comprising members of The Hello People (Bobby Sedita, Larry Tasse, Greg Geddes and Norman Smart) along with keyboard player Moogy Klingman, bassist John Seigler and drummer John Willie Wilcox.
This clamshell boxed set includes the entire set from the 23rd May concert over two discs, along with a third disc comprising other soundboard recordings made by Todd during his residence...

"Formed in Los Angeles in 1967 from the remnants of The Red Roosters, Spirit was one of the great bands to emerge on the US West Coast in the psychedelic era. Featuring the talents of 16 year old guitarist Randy California (who had played guitar with Jimi Hendrix in New York the previous year), his step-father drummer Ed Cassidy along with Jay Ferguson (vocals, percussion), John Locke (keyboards) and Mark Andes (bass), Spirit signed to producer Lou Adler's newly established Ode Records label in late 1967...

"Two CD set with book. Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of an official newly remastered two CD set celebrating 50 years of the legendary Procol Harum. This set draws upon 29 key tracks from Procol Harum's illustrious career, beginning with the classic 'A Whiter Shade of Pale', released in May 1967 and features material from each of their albums from their eponymous debut album issued in 1967 to their most recent work - Novum - issued in 2017. This remastered set also features an...

"A limited edition super deluxe boxed set celebrating fifty years of the legendary Procol Harum. This eight disc set comprises five CDs and three DVDs, of which the first three discs draw upon the key tracks from Procol Harum's illustrious career.
Disc four features the band's legendary concert at the Hollywood Bowl on 21 September 1973 (with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and the Roger Wagner Chorale), whilst disc five features a previously unreleased concert at the Bournemouth Winter...

Richard Wileman - guitars, bass, keyboards, samples, percussion, bouzouki, vocals
Amy Fry - clarinet, vocals
Jo Court - bass clarinet, alto saxophone
Lauraine Phelan - trumpet

Debut solo album by Karda Estra composer Richard Wileman. New songs and instrumentals plus rearrangements of Karda Estra pieces that can fit into a live setting. Also includes a cover of 'The Tinker Of Rye' (written by Paul Giovanni) from the film 'The Wicker Man.'

"Loving the new solo album from Karda

Anthony Pirog-guitar
Joe Lally-bass
Brendan Canty-drums

There's a lot of additional information here, but here is really what you need to know. Brendan & Joe were the rhythm section for DC's legendary rock band, Fugazi, who thrilled literally hundreds of thousands for over 15 years. Brendan and Joe were (and are) a tremendously tight and also rock hard rock rhythm section, which might remind you of the core of similarly rockin' and adventurous bands such as Mission Of Burma and Gang Of...

Anthony Pirog-guitar
Joe Lally-bass
Brendan Canty-drums

There's a lot of additional information here, but here is really what you need to know. Brendan & Joe were the rhythm section for DC's legendary rock band, Fugazi, who thrilled literally hundreds of thousands for over 15 years. Brendan and Joe were (and are) a tremendously tight and also rock hard rock rhythm section, which might remind you of the core of similarly rockin' and adventurous bands such as Mission Of Burma and Gang Of...

"Sandy Denny's second solo album, Sandy (1974), has been given the two CD deluxe treatment and now boasts 24 bonus tracks made up of demos and TV and radio performances many of which were previously only available on the now deleted 19-disc box set.
The demos are stripped down versions, with Sandy accompanying herself on piano or guitar, or with the band providing basic guitar and drums backing. Whilst they are a little rough around the edges, they showcase Sandy's fabulous voice more effectively...

"This single-disc collation of the best from the late great British folk icon's (hers was the female voice on Led Zeppelins "Battle of Evermore") critically acclaimed 4-CD box set of sessions recorded for the BBC."

"Appleton was an assistant professor of music at Dartmouth, and in 1967, became the Director of the Electronic Music Studio there. I first became aware of this artist via the single taken from this album, which contains both of my favorite cuts from it. The album can best be described as experimental electronic prog with strong psychedelic influences, and mostly strange and dischordant passages, featuring an array of wild electronic sound effects. This will appeal even more to fans of avant-garde prog...


"In May 1975 SBB went to Sweden. Legendary tour ended up in offering the world the famous for years to come, breath-taking concert in Karlstad – over forty minutes of improvised progressive rock of the world standard. Now, after years, it turns out that Karlstad was not the only eye-opener of the tour...
The most significant Polish rock band of 70s, during the Swedish tour in 1975, was in their top form. They could play literally anything and... they did.
The tape, just discovered, with the....

This is a totally legit release from the masters. This was the second Gong release and the first one that actually sounds like Gong-the-band soundtrack for the film "Continental Circus" by Jérôme Laperrousaz.
The band is:
Daevid Allen-guitar, vocals
Gilli Smyth-vocals
Didier Malherbe-sax, flute
Christian Tristch-bass
Pip Pyle-drums
And you can hear the beginnings of the greatness that reached full fruition on Camembert here!

"Absolutely brilliant work from legendary Norwegian jazz vocalist Karin Krog, with pianist & composer Steve Kuhn, bassist Steve Swallow, and Jon Christensen on drums/percussion in this quartet session.
Originally recorded in July, 1974 on the Polydor Norway label and co-produced by Krog, it features four tunes by pianist Kuhn & five others by such writers as Michel Columbier (the title tune), Sergio Mihanovich ("Somtime Ago"), Paul Bley with Krog ("Sing Me Softly Of the Blues"), J.J. Johnson...

"The Raybeats went into Green St. Recording on June 4, 1982 with Philip Glass, Michael Riesman, and Kurt Munkacsi without really knowing what to expect. We wouldn't know what we had until thirty years later." So begins the liner notes to the Raybeats - the Lost Philip Glass Sessions, a set of seven songs by the instrumental Neo-Surf Rock combo from New York City that arose from the No Wave musical scene. The Raybeats' original line-up consisted of Don Christensen (drums), Jody Harris (guitar), Pat Irwin...

"Since it's release in 1988, Dreamtime Return has earned it's reputation as a genuine classic. The two-CD magnum opus is one of the most important, widely known and highly respected release in Steve Roach's vast body of work. It serves as an essential benchmark within the Electronic-Ethno-Atmospheric genre. Roach's travels in the Australian outback, along with studies of the Aboriginal Dreamtime, and his desert walkabouts in California were the lifeblood for this recording which even today sounds like a...

Extremely good, modern Scandinavian progrock, with a lot of inspiration from the good ol' days.
The band released four cassette-only compilations; the first 3 of which were releawed on a double lp, which gained a LOT of attention and this, their fourth and most recently cassette release came out in 2017, but is getting a 'proper' release now.

"Years ago I failed to give proper attention to Scandinavian bands, but after all the marvelous music that came from that region, never made that...

This compilation releases the group's earliest works, the EP "Progeria" from 2003 and their 1st full length, Far Out In Aradabia from 2004 with a fourth side of bonus tracks from 2006

"The love for Black Sabbath united two musicians in Trondheim, Norway back in 1997. Guitarists Jostein Smeby and Tommy Ingebrigtsen shared a common passion for the legendary Doom/Heavy Rock act and decided to put it on a cover band, setting the seeds of what would became Arabs In Aspic. They had a solid rhythm...

"Hard rock (UFO, Deep Purple, Cream) meets progressive rock (Yes, Uriah Heep, Jethro Tull, Gentle Giant) in an almost perfect amalgamation for this style. Heavy rock guitar parts with intricate playing and many progressive rhythm and mood changes but always keeping the music moving with a driving beat. If you like your complex prog mixed with straight up hard rock, then this is a great album. If you don't like good structure with your prog or prefer avant garde or electronic music then you may not care...

Beautiful reissue of a classic 1977 Norwegian folk / folk-rock release.

"Far up north, in the realm of the Norsemen, he ruled. Well, actually he was a band, playing Norwegian folkrock, like few others have done. Not many before them have done so except bands like Convivium and Folque, and then later Ym-Stammen, Storm and Gate. Kong Lavring was different from them all, as they were digging deep into our treasure of ancient Norwegian folksongs. Although electrified, the national tonality of the...

PLEASE NOTE: Copies we received are unsealed and have minimal shelf wear to the sleeves. It's not terrible, just not 100% perfect, so now you know.

"Sprawling space sounds tell stories of far galaxies - the music fuses single instruments into each other and the sound gets a swirly acid madness... This is psychedelic music without being bound to certain stylistic directions: What matters is the flow. A wonderful soundtrack for a journey to the far out vastnesses of the inner cosmos. Interkosmos were f

"Storm Season was White Willow's breakthrough album. The Norwegian prog rockers' 4th album was an intense mixture of retro-styled progressive rock and hard rock riffs, topped with female vocals. They have been named "one of the most significant progressive groups of the current era" by The Billboard Guide to Progressive Music, and "the Mazzy Star of prog" by College Music Journal. Their debut effort "Ignis Fatuus", even garnered a stellar review from Burrn!, Japan's leading metal magazine. They have...

"Sula Bassana's first soundtrack album features 60 minutes of totally spaced out and minimalistic music for the sci-fi feature-film 'The Ape Regards His Tail', directed by Michael Yates. The music was made with synthesizers, string ensembles, mellotron, organ, e-guitar and e-piano. It shows the mellow and relaxed, but also deep, dark and melancholic side of Sula Bassana. Wide and floating soundscapes combined with deep melodies and spaced out sounds. Close your eyes and watch a movie inside your head...

"Good space rock should always send one on a mind trip, but great space rock, or any great music for that matter, should move the listener emotionally. To my ear, Dave Schmidt has done that on this album with "The Night". Parts 3 and 4 are just majestically beautiful as well as otherworldly. Unfortunately, the earlier parts of the piece contain vocals that are less than stellar, so the song does not quite reach perfection, but it still soars nonetheless. The opener, "In Space", is another fine track...

Long-time Waysiders will remember this Residents-influenced recording project who released two fun, primitive slabs of home-made vinyl. Nice to have them here again and done so nicely!

"Way back in 80’s, before the term “Alternative” was hijacked to correspond with Seattle “Grunge”, the genre was held in high-esteem for its “D.I.Y. / Low-Fi” ethic.
The Blitzoids - along with The Residents, R. Stevie Moore and Eugene Chadbourne - epitomized this school of thought in the USA. From the...

"Helen of Troy is a collection of adventurous musical compositions by John Cale that probe the border between pop and avant garde art song. Phil Collins joins Cale's backing ensemble that also includes Brian Eno and Chris Spedding."

"This one is obligatory. A classic. The Revue was a one-off concert in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in 1975 - part of the second Raudalunas Exposition - trapped on tape by chance or no one would have believed it. A revue that remains consistently outside any genre, culture or canon of taste: from breathtaking versions of 'My kind of Town' and 'Volare' - Las Vegas style, feat. the delirious and scary Debonairs Bigband - through Anne Lebaron's score for taped frogs, oboe, voices and guitar (Davey Williams)....