New Arrivals

New Arrivals
Argentina's Bad Dreams are a band very much in thrall to the sound of mid 70s Genesis.
This is a pro-shot (but private release) performance of their performance on 2017's Cruise To The Edge. Even if you don't have a Blu-ray player, you can still enjoy this, as it also includes a DVD of the show!

"Argentina’s Bad Dreams started out life as a bit of a Genesis tribute band. After 10 years of that, they moved into doing their own material. Their new album “Chrysalis” still owes plenty to classic Genesis: musically, vocally, and melodically. While I wouldn’t call the album a Genesis clone, it certainly has the feel of what Genesis might sound like had the original five tried their hand at a new album....
Overall, “Chrysalis” is an album that neo-prog fans will no doubt exalt. Bad Dreams don’t...

Mattias Indy Pettersson: drums
Hans Hjelm: guitar
Mikael Tuominen: guitar & vocals
Magnus Öhrn: bass
Peter Erikson: synth & drum machine
Gustav Nygren: saxophone (1, 5)
Tomas Bergstrand: guitar (8, 10)

This is a really good, jammy/loose recording that is very obviously from today, but harkens back - at least in spirit but also somewhat in sound - to Swedish classics like International Harvester, Algarnas Tradgard and Trad, Gras & Stenar.

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Very excellent keyboard trio retro-prog from Sweden. Listen my children and you will hear the work of
Cristobal Nemo : B3 and L100 Hammond Organs, Wurlitzer Piano, Grand Piano, Mellotron, Modular Synthesizer, Ribbon Synthesizer, Spinet, Vibraphone, Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Percussion & Vocals
Don Pharoah : Bass Guitar & Vocals
Rod Handel : Drums, Tambourine
This is psychedelic infused progressive rock that channels the heritage of 1970-era Pink Floyd mixed with the Hammond work of.

"Since the release of their first album, the band has lost his vocalist Jocelyn Beaulieu who has a special voice in the range of Jon Anderson of Yes. Since then the sound and the music of the band change for a more in your face kind of rock, heavier, less retro-prog and more modern. I was a bit disappointed with the next two releases, it felt to me that the band has lost his sense for good melodies. It's clear that the voice of Jean-Francois Desilets doesn't have the same strenght of Jocelyn, but his...

Includes:
Back In The World Of Adventures
Retropolis
Stardust We Are - 2 x CDs
Flower Power - 2 x CDs
Space Revolver
The Rainmaker
Unfold The Future - 2 x CDs

"The Flower Kings, formed back in 1994 by iconic prog rock artist Roine Stolt (Transatlantic, Kaipa, Anderson/Stolt etc), will release “A Kingdom Of Colours (1995 – 2002)” in December 2017, which offers the complete early years of the band covering seven studio albums on ten discs! Featuring a brand new..

Richard Hallebeek is an insanely good fusion guitarist from Holland who has recorded a few albums on his own, which we have carried in the past and also recorded with folks like Lalle Larsson on some of his best releases.
The only negative thing that can be said about him is that he is very much in the Allan Holdsworth vein; of course, that isn't the worst thing that can be said about a fusion guitarist, of course!
This is hot music for guitar, keyboards (also by Richard), Frank Vollink on bass...

One of the great things about IB is that throughout their now 35 year career (!) is that they are always, ALWAYS re-inventing themselves. This is their follow-up to their excellent release with Steve Hogarth, and it too is excellent...and completely different!

"Off The Radar is the fourteenth studio album from Isildurs Bane, and that title could reflect how they have gone about their musical vision these last forty years; quietly, evolving, changing direction, all the time maintaining their..

Isildurs Bane are a Swedish progressive mainstay of the past 35-40 years who have released a long series of albums moving from solidly progressive rock, towards a more thoroughly orchestrated sound that combines elements of many styles of progressive, symphonic & avant rock and finally more into the field of 'instant composition', which is where they left off quite some time ago.
For their first new one in some time, they have moved much more back to a 'progressive rock' sound, but they are still at...

The great lost second Laraaji album, from 1984 and only previously available on cassette tape directly from the artist on the streets of NYC!

"Vision Songs Vol. 1 (1984) is the LARAAJI album like no other, located at the intersection of new age and gospel. It is both his outlier and magnum opus, the feel-good DIY tape of the century.
Discovered busking in Washington Square Park by Brian Eno in the late 70s, engagement with the eternal flow has led Laraaji to, seemingly by magic, emerge as the.

The great lost second Laraaji album, from 1984 and only previously available on cassette tape directly from the artist on the streets of NYC!

"Vision Songs Vol. 1 (1984) is the LARAAJI album like no other, located at the intersection of new age and gospel. It is both his outlier and magnum opus, the feel-good DIY tape of the century.
Discovered busking in Washington Square Park by Brian Eno in the late 70s, engagement with the eternal flow has led Laraaji to, seemingly by magic, emerge as the.

Until this reissue, I was not at all aware of this 1965 recording, which matches two UK musicians in the very earliest days of 'Brit-jazz being a thing; McNair and pianist Alan Branscombe with Ornette's rhythm section of the time, the great David Izenson and the great Charles Moffett!

"Jamaican born Harold McNair was one of the unsung heroes of the second generation of British modernists. His Parkeresque alto, Rollins-influenced tenor and truly unique flute playing astounded the London jazz scene..

A remastered 2-on-1 reissue for both of the two studio albums (from 1970 and 1972) by this US band of Jewish boys from Brooklyn who went to Europe, smoked a lot of dope and found bliss (or at least the German Harvest label, who took them under their wing till about 1973). It doesn't all work - some of the vocals and lyrics are fairly cringe-worthy, but when they click and the drugs and the jams come together, it definitely works stupendously well in a hippie/jam/psych way.

This 1988 release was the second release by this Japanese progressive rock outfit.
Like so much of the 80s and 90s Japanese progressive scene, this has long been unavailable.
Now it's available again at a reasonable price, especially for a Japanese release, as a special blu-spec CD release!

"A very nice release by this Japanese band, some of you could say 'much too Neo to me', but for me, this records is far more symphonic than Neo Prog besides the sounds too 80's of the keyboards.....

Kenso have been making great progressive jazz/rock albums for 35 years. This 1991 release was the band's sixth album and it's another killer, solid release of 50% jazz/rock and 50% symphonic rock and shows them having matured completely into the band they basically remain sounding like to this day. Like most of their work from the 80s and 90s, it's been unavailable for a long while.
Now it's available again at a reasonable price, especially for a Japanese release, as a special blu-spec CD release!

Kenso have been making great progressive jazz/rock albums for 35 years. This 1989 release was the band's fifth album and it's another killer, solid release of 50% jazz/rock and 50% symphonic rock. Like most of their work from the 80s and 90s, it's been unavailable for a long while.
Now it's available again at a reasonable price, especially for a Japanese release, as a special blu-spec CD release!

Long unavailable, this 1993 release was the group's third and their final album, until they re-emerged 15 years later.
Now it's available again at a reasonable price, especially for a Japanese release, as a special blu-spec CD release!

"On his third album album with Asturias composer Yoh Ohyama would make a slight stylistical turn. Akira Hanamoto was no longer a member of the band, instead Ohyama introduced two string instrumentalists, Udai Shika on cello and Tatsuya Murayamy on viola...

Long unavailable, this is the group's very first album album from 1988, and the one that made their reputation!
Now it's available again at a reasonable price, especially for a Japanese release, as a special blu-spec CD release!

"The Japanese band - Asturias - (commanded by the multi-instrumentalist Yoh Ohyama) in his first studio work Circle in the Forest", presents a sonority that blends of New Age (influenced mainly by KITARO & MIKE OLDFIELD) and Jazz-Prog in the style of bands such as...

Long unavailable, this is the group's second album album from 1990. Now it's available again at a reasonable price, especially for a Japanese release, as a special blu-spec CD release!

"Structurally this one follows the same path as ''Circle in the forest'', three mid-length instrumental tracks are the the first menu, giving space to the 22-min. title-track. An even more mature album compared to the previous one, ''Brilliant streams'' actually recalls the music of MINIMUM VITAL around the same...

"Aka Moon is celebrating. On the occasion of their twenty-five years existence, a twenty-volume overview box Constellations has been released, but also a new album Now .
With this title, Aka Moon, the group around alto saxophonist Fabrizio Cassol, bassist Michel Hatzigeorgiou and drummer Stephane Galland, already indicates what it is all about, namely the present, the here-and-now.
On the new album Now you can hear how the group, to a certain extent, clings to the vast past (for example you...

Ernest Dawkins : soprano, alto & tenor saxophones
Harrison Bankhead : double bass, cello
Hamid Drake : drums, frame drum

Swell Steve (trombone)
Jemeel Moondoc (alto saxophone)
William Parker (double bass)
Hamid Drake (drums)

"The melodies capture the imagination with a complex beauty that hooks into the inner being of soulfulness."

Sylvie Courvoisier: Piano, Composition
Kenny Wollesen: Drums & Wollesonic
Drew Gress: Bass

"With her high-quality trio with Drew Gress and Kenny Wollesen, Sylvie Courvoisier presents her eleventh album on Intakt Records: Intakt CD 300. In both her playing and her composition she shows neoclassical influences mixed with European improvised music and the experimental nonconformismof the New York downtown scene.
The nine pieces on D'AGALA are dedicated to people who admired and...

Florian Egli: Saxophone, Clarinet
Dave Gisler: Guitar
Martina Berther: E-Bass
Rico Baumann: Drums

"The quartet Weird Beard was founded by Zurich based saxophonist Florian Egli. Following the debut album 'Everything Moves' on Intakt Records, they release a second studio album, recorded again in the Blackbox Studio in Brittany by the out­standing sound engineer David Odlum. 'Orientation' is a sophisticated record on which Weird Beard increasingly focus their attention on the creation o