Nurse With Wound List

Side A/B recorded in mono in London on 4 July 1969.
Side C/D recorded in stereo in London on 18 June 1970.

“This recording predates the Music Improvisation Company's only other release, the eponymous ECM outing, indicates a clear intention to stake out territory for European free improvisation markedly different from that of the (American) free jazz it sprang from. The African-American heritage that led to jazz was melodious, vocal, field holler/church-inflected, and the Germans and the...

"This 4-CD set, covering the years 1967–2007, comprises the best surviving recorded documents from four decades of performances, personally curated by its three core members—Alvin Curran, Frederic Rzewski, and Richard Teitelbaum. As such, it is an...

"In the fall of 1966 a group of composers that included Frederic Rzewski, Alvin Curran, Allen Bryant, Jon Phetteplace, Giuseppe Chiari and Richard Teitelbaum organized 'Avanguardia Musicale I', a festival of several consecutive nights at the Accademia...

Frederic Rzewski-piano, voice
Richard Tietelbaum-keyboards, computer
Alvin Curran-keyboards, computer, shofar

Recorded on the 50th anniversary of M.E.V.’s founding!

“The trio’s hour-long improvisation was a beautiful unfolding of musical ideas that culminated in a fable told/spoken by Rzewski that summed up the beauty and terror of the last one hundred years of war and displacement, proving that creativity does not necessarily diminish with age. In a way, this was the most...



"Quasar was recorded in 1980, a completely harmonious blend of groove, analog synthie work and Krautrock. Similar to the former combatants Tangerine Dream or Klaus Schulze, Kaske had found his way. A successful way until today. "Quasar" appeared on the...

This was the very good 2nd album by this Italian fusion quartet of tenor sax/electric sax/vocals, Fender Rhodes piano, bass & drums/percussion.
There was a definite Italian slant to their and similar Italian band's, such as Perigeo and Il Baricentro's take on fusion; I don't know exactly how to put it into words, but it's there.

The 1st album by this Italian fusion quartet of tenor sax/electric sax/vocals, Fender Rhodes piano, bass & drums/percussion. There is a definite Italian slant to their take on fusion; I don't know exactly how to put it into words, but it's there.

"This is yet another great Italian progressive rock album recorded in 1975. It's quite jazzy and very funky.The lead singer is excellent,although his voice is quite rough,it goes great with the music. The music is very tight with horns and keyboards...

Collector's item. This CD is still in the original blister pack and has never been opened or played. A quick bit of background for those not in the know: In August of 1991, SST Records released an overpriced single by Negativland called U2, featurin...

All 3 motorik classics by this fabulous German duo of Klaus Dinger & Michael Rother (both fresh from their short stint in Kraftwerk 1971). Guitars, bass, simple electronics & drumming all combine into stunning trance classics. Nicely & newly remastered...

All 3 motorik classics by this fabulous German duo of Klaus Dinger & Michael Rother (both fresh from their short stint in Kraftwerk 1971). Guitars, bass, simple electronics & drumming all combine into stunning trance classics. Nicely & newly remastered...

The third and last motorik classic by this fabulous German duo of Klaus Dinger & Michael Rother (both fresh from their short stint in Kraftwerk 1971). Guitars, bass, simple electronics & drumming all combine into stunning trance classics...

The third and last motorik classic by this fabulous German duo of Klaus Dinger & Michael Rother (both fresh from their short stint in Kraftwerk 1971). Guitars, bass, simple electronics & drumming all combine into stunning trance classics...

All 3 motorik classics by this fabulous German duo of Klaus Dinger & Michael Rother (both fresh from their short stint in Kraftwerk 1971). Guitars, bass, simple electronics & drumming all combine into stunning trance classics. Nicely & newly remastered...

"There were three great beats in the 70 s: Fela Kuti s Afrobeat, James Brown s Funk, and Klaus Dinger's NEU!"-Brian Eno

"NEU! 86 was recorded and mixed between October 1985 and April 1986 at Grandfunk Studio, Düsseldorf, Germany, Dinerland...

All 3 motorik classics by this fabulous German duo of Klaus Dinger & Michael Rother (both fresh from their short stint in Kraftwerk 1971). Guitars, bass, simple electronics & drumming all combine into stunning trance classics. Nicely & newly remastered...

“Dark and majestic, News from Babel remains ahead of their time.”-Michael Draine

“The second record by this group (Lindsay Cooper, Zeena Parkins and Chris Cutler) with invitees Robert Wyatt, Sally Potter, Phil Minton and Dagmar Krause who sing, and Bill Gilonis (of The Work) who plays occasional guitar and bass, and who also produced the recording.
These are extended songs, unusually orchestrated and arranged and not much like anything else recorded before or since. Re-mastered and...

“Dark and majestic, News from Babel remains ahead of their time.”-Michael Draine

“News from Babel was the song project inaugurated by Chris Cutler with fellow ex Henry Cow composer Lindsay Cooper. The pieces for this first LP were written for a band that also included Zeena Parkins (harp - her first recording with the instrument) and the incomparable Dagmar Krause (another ex-band member) singing.
Using the studio as an instrument and experimenting with unusual instrumentation and techniques.

Nico's fourth and final great studio album, remastered and hugely expanded. Great arrangements and performances by John Cale, who brought along Brian Eno and Phil Manzanera to perform as well. This has tons of great, previously unavailable, solo BBC...

Reissue from the master tapes of this truly 'out music' classic, released in a limited edition of 500 copies!

"One of very few indie label releases on Spin Magazine's list of 100 top counter-cultural music, ahead of legends like Mulatu Astatke...

Reissue from the master tapes of this truly 'out music' classic, released in a limited edition of 500 copies!

"One of very few indie label releases on Spin Magazine's list of 100 top counter-cultural music, ahead of legends like Mulatu Astatke, Brigitte Fontaine, Pärson Sound, Ornette Coleman, Sun Ra and His Solar Arkestra, Harry Partch, and Os Mutantes. Zowie!"

"In 1965, eight guys from London, Ontario, decided to start a free-improv group — 'free' to the point of building their own ...

A collection of rehearsal tapes, live tapes and outtakes by this German band, from 1971-1975. Over 35' comes from 1971-1972, the time of their 1st album and their best period, but there also includes some work from the time of their 3rd album, Only The...

This is a hand-numbered edition of 999 copies!

“This concert is a beautiful event, for me. These musicians seem to me to have have really grasped what my songs are about; but at the same time, created an entirely fresh way of putting the music together. I feel so honored and so grateful.”-Robert Wyatt, March 2019

“One of the greatest albums of the 1970s, beautifully reimagined and re-written for orchestra. I have listened to Rock Bottom hundreds of times, and thought I was familiar with...

This is a hand-numbered edition of 500 copies. The sleeve has a lovely, hand-constructed gimmix foldout cover and bonus CD which includes the entire program.

“This concert is a beautiful event, for me. These musicians seem to me to have have really grasped what my songs are about; but at the same time, created an entirely fresh way of putting the music together. I feel so honored and so grateful.”-Robert Wyatt, March 2019

“One of the greatest albums of the 1970s, beautifully reimagined...

"One of the killer albums from the German underground. Nosferatu has always been a big ticket item on the collector's scene and with good reason. Raw, high energy outbursts of organ, guitar, flute and sax - it is a mix of progressive and hard rock that is perfect for its time. A ripper from beginning to end."-Ken Golden

"Amongst the most obscure of Krautrock bands, due to being so early and on an unlikely label. In their early days they were fronted by guitarist/vocalist Michael Winzkowski (who...

Pierre Bastien and Bernard Pruvost perform on double bass, seil-cord, prepared piano, prepared double bass, electric guitar, zither, alto saxophones and sopranino, cornets, shennaï, Pakistani oboe, flute.

“When the second Nu Creative Methods album was released, New And Rediscovered Musical Instruments (1975) by Max Eastley and David Toop had already been available for almost three years. Without being able to say that there was a direct, real-time influence, the direction taken by the British...

“Recorded concurrently with John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band album, Yoko's features the same musicians, namely John, Ringo Starr, and Klaus Voormann along with the Ornette Coleman Quartet on one cut.
Unlike John's record, however, Yoko's is much more a "jam"-sounding record. And while there are definite songs, lyrics are mainly vocal improvisations. Still, if avant-garde is your cup of tea, then check this one out. It's good, if only to hear John Lennon really get the guitar cranking on the opening...

“The Early Years collection has been released to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the founding of the music-theater company, Operating Theatre, by composer Roger Doyle and performer Olwen Fouere. Operating Theatre has been active in two phases: the first from 1981 to 1988, and the second from 1998 to 2008. This double-CD set celebrates the first phase, during which the company operated as both a theatre company, integrating music as an equal partner in the theatrical environment, and as a band releasing...

Led by keyboardist/composer Alfred Tisocco, this also features vocalists, flute, guitar, violins, cello & drums. This was their second album album. "For the more avant-garde of the Gibraltar readers, Opus Avantra are more avant-garde than most. They co...

Classic third and final (and best!) album by this German band, who released this one in 1972.

"Existing for ten years or so, Out Of Focus were amongst the finest of German rock fusion bands. Formed in late 1968 in Munich, they rapidly...

Classic second album by this early German band, who released this one in 1971.

"The second, self-titled album is a bit more diverse - the first track is fast, saxophone and organ dominated, relating to the first album, while "It's Your Life"...

"Out of Focus from Munich released three LPs during their lifetime. Their last one was a double LP which was done after they had toured in Italy, a musical journey which had been sponsored by the Goethe Institute. The gigs had been recorded on an...

For their 3rd and final album, Out Of Focus added many musicians on reeds and brass, in addition to their usual guitar, organ, sax, bass, drums lineup. This record, the well known "Four Letter Monday Afternoon", was released as a double album, but...

Classic first album by this early German band, who released this one in 1970.

"Formed in Munich, late 1968, Out Of Focus was an excellent band, transceding musical boundaries. They made three albums for Kuckuck - all are absolutely brilliant...

Classic first album by this early German band, who released this one in 1970.

"Formed in Munich, late 1968, Out Of Focus was an excellent band, transceding musical boundaries. They made three albums for Kuckuck - all are absolutely brilliant...

"One of the most important musical partnerships in English free improvisation was the duo of Tony Oxley and Derek Bailey. Their long standing friendship began as early as 1963 with the group Joseph Holbrooke (including composer/bassist Gavin Bryars)...

"Evan Parker is one of the world's greatest saxophone virtuosos, a revolutionary innovator who has almost single handedly changed the language of the instrument. House Full of Floors is the exciting follow up to his incredible studio composition Time...

"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...

"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...

14 pieces by this improvising guitarist, known for his work with Catalogue.

"A three-guitar revision sees Keith Moliné, Gary Siperko and Kristof Hahn (Swans) expand the established orchestra of analog and digital synths (Wheeler, Gagarin), clarinet (Boon), drums (Mehlman) and Thomas' unique vocals. 20 YEARS IN A MONTANA MISSILE SILO follows their 2015 release Carnival of Souls, which was widely praised by the media and used by cult series 'American Horror Story' in Season 4. David Thomas: "The new album is The James Gang teaming up with Tangerine Dream. The Chinese Whispers...

“With Pere Ubu on hiatus since 1982s excellent Song Of The Bailing Man, David Thomas had recorded a` much-praised solo album and the band had now signed to a major label. In a period of rampant world commercialism, what would happen next? Another crucial era for the band unraveled, Pere Ubus journey charted new undulating territory and so began a three-album escapade that retooled our understanding of what pop music is. Things were further obscured with Cloudland when they released their industrial...

Their great, second album.

"How does one describe this original, witty and dadaist band to the uninitiated? It's not an easy task, since there was liitle before Ubu to anticipate it's music and few since who have dared to follow in their footsteps. Take the static synths that blare like a short wave between frequencies, herky jerky(but excellent) rhythyms, inverted guitar skronk and the demented inner child voicings of David Thomas, season with Captain Beefheart, The Stooges, a little Eno and....

"Smash the hegemony of dance. Stand still. Pere Ubu return with their first new studio album in over three years. The 35th anniversary of the group's debut (The Modern Dance). The album ushers in a new era in the history of Pere Ubu, with David Thomas...

Great performances and excellent, rockin' live sound.

"A great live recording of the sadly short-lived version of the band that existed between the arrival of Eric Drew Feldman and the departure of Chris Cutler. By far the best recording of the Scott, Cutler, Maimone rhythm section, I think, and the whole band is on intense concert form: David racked up to 11, Eric working equally on foundations and fine details as to the out-there manner born and Jim Jones somewhere in the stratosphere...

Great performances and excellent, rockin' live sound.

"A great live recording of the sadly short-lived version of the band that existed between the arrival of Eric Drew Feldman and the departure of Chris Cutler. By far the best recording of the Scott, Cutler, Maimone rhythm section, I think, and the whole band is on intense concert form: David racked up to 11, Eric working equally on foundations and fine details as to the out-there manner born and Jim Jones somewhere in the stratosphere...

Originally released in 1989 and out of print for a number of years, this is 13 tracks from 3 live shows in good sound, from 1978, 1980 and 1981. Reissued here on David Thomas' Hearthan label. Especially in 1978, the band were really one of the greats of that time.

"The second volume in the live Ubu saga, this is sonically better than its predecessor, 390 Degrees of Simulated Stereo. One Man Drives While the Other Man Screams songs Covering the period from 1978-1981, the tracks on this recording...

Fifth and final studio Ubu album until the band returned a number of years later with The Tenement Year. I saw them on this tour and they were fantastic, so even though the popular wisdom is that they weren't firing on all cylinders by this time...

Fourth Ubu disc has Mayo Thompson of Red Krayola joining on guitar and changing and making the sound less overtly rock based. Still some great stuff here!